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Drew Field Echoes



Three 396th

Members To

Be Decorated

A flight officer, sergeant
and corporal all members
of the 396th Bomb Group-
will be decorated at ceremo-
nies here at 8:30 a.m. to-
By command of Major General
Harmon, Commanding General of
USAFISPA, Flight Officer Fran-
cis A. Halloran will be presented
both the Air Medal and Oak
Leaf Cluster for meritorious
achievement in the South Pacific
Halloran will get the awards
for service rendered while a
master sergeant and "while par-
ticipating in an air striking mis-
sion against enemy objectives on
November 18, 1942.
"Reaching its target area in
the Buin-Tonolei area, Solomon
Islands, his flight succeeded in
bombing a number of enemy
surface vessels in the face of
intensive attack by a large
force of enemy fighter air-
planes, several of which were
destroyed in the ensuing air
battle. As a result of this
bombing, one large enemy
transport was blown up and
other ships damaged."
The citation accompanying the
award of the Oak Leaf Cluster to
Halloran reads:
The Oak Leaf Cluster is being
awarded to Halloran for "meri-
torious achievement in the Solo-
mon Islands while participating
during the period December 29,
1941, and December 4, 1942, in 25
operational, air flights totaling
over 200 hours during which ex-
posure to enemy' fire was prob-
able and expected."
Halloran's home is at Union
City, N. J.
On orders of Lieutenant Gen-
eral George C. Kenney, com-
(Continued on Page 10)

Civilians Awarded
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TWO CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES of Drew Field look proudly at
their medals for six months' faithful service, which were
awarded to hundreds of Drew civil service men and women
yesterday by the officers in charge of the organizations in
which they work. Shown here are Mrs. Clarice Holsinger,
left, secretary to Major Kenneth G. Baker, Base executive
officer and logistics and fiscal officer, and Miss Hilda
Sweat, secretary to Col. Melvin B. Asp, Base commander.



Despite continuing favorable
accounts from the battlefronts
this week's important headlines
were made at conference tables
in Cairo and Teheran. With
armies almost deadlocked on half
a dozen battlefronts, the whole
world awaited breathlessly the
first word which would point the
war's future course.
The word, when it finally came,
promised no miracles, but it did
indicate definitely that Allied
leaders have at last reached that
complete agreement so long
awaited and so necessary for a
successful prosecution of the war.
The Cairo communique, released
by China, Great Britain, and the
United States, announces the in-
tention of stripping Japan of all
territory seized since Formosa

Good Time for All


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OPENING OF THE NEW Service Club in the Signal Corps
area on Nov. 30, was a gala affair. During the evening, our
photog snapped the above picture showing Miss Mable
Nicks, hostess at the club, chatting with Brig.-Gen. Stephen
H. Sherrill (left), Commanding General of AWUTC, and Col.
Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field commander. In the back-
ground are several of the many GIs who danced to the
music of Fletcher Henderson, ace sepia pianist, orchestra
leader and arranger.

was stolen.from China in' 1895, a
declaration which will be espe-
cially encouraging to those who
used to believe that Japan's early
vandalism' in China and Korea
was quietly sanctioned by, the
Western Powers.
And, while Tokio was still di-
gesting this, the Germans were
treated to more of the ',ame. On
Monday, the Teheran declaration
madp clear to Americans the
complete accord of Soviet Russia
and the Democracies, which Herr
Goebbels has been denying so
confidently in recent weeks,
stating specifically that "opera-
tions will be undertaken from the
east, west, and north." This
would seem to mean a new mam-
moth Red Army offensive, an Al-
lied landing in the Balkans or a
renewed drive in Italy, and a full
dress invasion of' the continent,
anywhere from Narvik to Toulon.
It must have been cold comfort to
Berlin's sullen, -bomb-blackened
The most important immedi-
ate outcome of the Teheran
declaration, and the one af-
fording the sharpest current
speculation, concerns the re-
action of Turkey. German
sources immediately claimed
that Turkish president Inonu
was in Cairo for consultation
with President Roosevelt .and
Prime Minister Churchill. (And
they were correct.) The infer-
ence is, of cour'r, that Turkey
has finally been assured of Al-
lied solidarity and may possibly
(Continued on Page 11)

Xmas Card Cost

Cut By All PXs
Prices on Christmas cards have
been drastically reduced at all
Cards that sold for $1 have
been slashed to 70 cents. Fifty-
cent items have been cut to 30
cents; 35-cent cards now sell for
20 cents; 25-cent cards have been
reduced to 15 cents, and 15-cent
cards have been repriced to 12
It was pointed out that the PX
will bear the cost of mailing the
$1 cards, which are boxed.

Officers' Wives Offer
Free Mending to G's I
All enlisted men who have
clothing in need of mending or
minor alterations, or who need
chevrons or insignia sewed on,
may avail themselves of free
sewing service rendered by the
Officers Wives' Sewing club.
Clothes should be left at Chapel
No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues-
day morning.

Free Movies Will

Be Given To All

Christmas Day

So there ain't no Santa Claus?
You're strictly off the beam, if you think so. There is
a Santa Claus and he's right here at Drew Field.
Santa hit Drew early. He arrived last Monday and
opened his pack and out came an avalanche of free movie
And these free tickets are for .....
EVERY Drew Field soldier and Xmas ovi
for his guests on Christmas Day. A l a MOVie Hour
Yes, sir, through the generos-
ity of the Base Special Service Drew.Field soldiers and their
Office and' the Recreation relatives and friends who plan
Council, a Drew Field Joe and to take advantage of the
his relatives and friends can Christmas gift of free movies
attend all eight War Depart- will find this schedule con-
ment motion picture theaters venient.
all day December 25 and all for Here is the Christmas Day
free. timetable for showings at the

The master stroke of throwing
open the theaters free is another
Drew Field "first." It will be
the first time in the Army's his-
tory that free admission en masse
has been made.
Decision to give free admission
was reached at a meeting between
the Base Special Service Office
and the Recreation Council after
the suggestion had been made by
Lt. George J. May Jr., Base
theater officer.
Decisions of the council are
subject to approval by Col. Mel-
vin B. Asp, Drew Field com-
mander. Colonel Asp indorsed
the free movie plan enthusiastic-
Members of the council are Lt.
Col. Henry R. Chamberlin, deputy
executive officer of AWUTC; Maj.

eight War Department theaters:
Theaters 1, 2 and 4: 2, 4, 6
and 8 p.m.
Theaters 3 and 5:. 1, 3, 5, 7
and 9 p.m.
Theater 6: 7 and 9 p.m.
Theater 7: 3, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theater 8 (Open-air): 8 p.m.

Daniel R. Ramey, executive of-
ficer of the station hospital;
Chaplain Carl W. Hewlett, Drew
Field chaplain; Maj. Alfred B.
Strickler, Camp DeSoto com-
mander and Maj. Chester K. De-
lano, Base special service officer.
Efforts are under way to have
exceptionally entertaining fea-
ture pictures for the day, in addi-
tion to outstanding short subjects.
Three features will play the
various theaters Christmas Day,
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Above is map showing new bus routes
Drew Field's transportation system was rejuvenated
this week with the opening of a new Bus Depot at 2d St.
and Ave. J, which is considered by officials to be a definite
improvement over past methods of carrying soldiers to
The Depot was opened Tuesday familiarized themselves with the
morning with Col. Melvin B. Asp, changed camp bus schedule and
Base commander, okehing the the methods of filing through the
first trip ticket of Bus Driver depot to waiting busses.
Pvt. Maynard Cray. Lieutenant Edwin Fisher, Base
Yesterday, thousands of soldiers (Continued on Page 10)




Soldiers Return

From Cold Alaska

To Warm Florida

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ECHOES we take you to Alaska! Alaskan weather as photo-
graphed by'T/Sgt. W. A. Linehan, and passed by censors.
Pictured are the new barracks that have replaced the orig-
inal quonset huts first used by the soldiers. The 621st,
bringing back the first Drew Field AW soldiers to return
from foreign service, is unanimous in its approval of Drew
Field with: "We like it here!"
Alaska is the land of golden opportunity, according to
621st SAW Co. soldiers returning from the "last frontier"
last week. And, to prove it, some of the soldiers have gold
nuggets, picked up as souvenirs from prospecting trips
around Anchorage, Alaska.
The AW soldiers returned from

spent in the sub-arctic, where
their favorite recreation was ski-
ing and skating. Upon their ar-
rival at Drew last Friday, a spe-
cial Thanksgiving turkey dinner
was prepared for them at Kitch-
en 23, as the soldiers missed the
holiday feast en route here.
With the 621st came two de-
tachments of Drew soldiers back
to their "home base" as the first ANKLE-DEEP IN SNOW
AW troops trained at Drew to pendence Mine, one of the oldest
return from overseas -service:
SAW Detachment 16, and part of in Alaska, was a favorite, spot
Detachment 20, returning after with the soldiers. When weather
six months of Alaska duty. permitted, ambitious GIs went
Also with the 621st were a prospecting. Some even staked
number of AW officers who out claims. But many a truck-
played a large part in the Alas- load went along to ski. Skis were
kan communications and Signal load went along to ski. Skis were
Service. drawn by the company supply
Th 621t was organized as sergeant from quartermaster as
Plotting Company of the 557th part of the company's athletic
SAW Bn. at Fort Lawton, Wash., equipment. One ski run near In-
in the spring of 142. The com- dependence is claimed to be the
in the spring of 1942.The co- best in the territory, but most of
pany was then commanded by Lt. the soldiers, amateurs yet, avoid-
L. H. Glassenberg. After reach- ed the jumps and stuck to cross-
"ing Alaska it was rg z ed the jumps and stuck to cross-
ing Alaska it was reorganized ou ,
into into a separate company, and country.
n September, 1942, Capt Jhn Many soldiers bought skates at
in September, 1942, Capt. nthe PX, to use on the lakes and
P. Culp (then Lieutenant), of Or- the rink at Anchorage Others
lando, became its commander.t .A"r"
lanp., bame its com mand. s e specialized in hobbies like pho-
Capt. Cuip still commands the tography, although picture mak-
company.. ing presents a problem when fog
The 621st, during its stay in settles, or when sunlight, during
Alaska, was located near Anchor- some of the, winter days, lasts'
age, in the southern part of the only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Con-
territory. The outfit was based tasting this with some of the
with the Elmendorf Field at An- longer days, when the sun was
chorage. shining all but about 3 hours of
With a population estimated at the day, shows what a real day is
about 2,000, Anchorage, second in- Alaska.
largest city of the Alaskan Terri- "It takes the sun six hours to
tory, furnished plenty of enter- rise, and six hours to set,' some
tainment to the AW men who of the soldiers explained. "Then,
frequented its popular spots. you have about eight hours left,
Among these popular places was during which the sun is barely
the "South Seas Club," which fea- peeping over the horizon. It
tured entertainment typical of it's never gets dark during some of
name. the summer months, and vice
"It was a swell spot, and about versa in winter."
as nice a place as any large city
here in the States can boast of,"
the soldiers agreed.
Anchorage has a daily paper,
"The Anchorage Times," which pap
was no doubt as popular as our THE DREW FIELD MOSQUITC
own Tampa Times or Tribune at
Drew. A radio station, WTMV,
had the best programs, the sol- WONER
diers related. The station is run WHAT JOE'S
independently, and because of pe- POI/N1 AT 7#
culiar electrical disturbances, net- DpiW F/il- C/OEcS
work programs could not be car- OF/O
ried. Instead, a running com-
mentary was kept up constantly E FI
by a group of staff artists who E (.
could turn anything into a joke.
USO clubs, a riding academy
and a skating rink were listed
also as popular places with the
Alaskan soldiers.
Life in camp was the same as
any winter spot, the soldiers
stated. A number of Alaskan In-
dian boys were assigned to the
company, and furnished a lot of
entertainment with the native -
dances ...
On days off, the old Inde-

Motor Transport

Group of 588th

Receives Awards
Sometime ago we promised
that when space permitted
we would print the names of
the men in the Motor Trans-
port Department who earned
medals for their particular
type of work. This week we
ask the remainder of the
588th Battalion to forgive us
if we devote most of this col-
umn to them.
The drivers, mechanics, and
clerks in the Motor Pool deserve
all the praise we can. give them.
We are proud to be able to state
that they have one of the best rec-
ords on the field.
They are always willing and
courteous and we are grateful to
them for their outstanding work.
The Motor Vehicle Badge
with Driver-W bar was awarded
to the following: Sgt. David
Gatten, Cpl. Clarence Delaney,
T/4 Dominick Santamango,
T/5's Arnold Messenger, Rich-
ard Baker, Per Edholm, John
Keoaian, Emmet Mozingo, Pfc.'s
Hugh Lynch, Clarence Freeze,
William Jorgensen, Garfa Pit-
man, Stanley Nosek,. George
Griffin, Milton Reim, Leo Root,
Gordon Potter, Henry Pahnke,
Donald Jacobsen, Otis Ogburn.
The following named men re-
ceived the Motor Vehicle Badge
with the Mechanics Bar: T/Sgt.
Richard Amsih, S/Sgt. Leonard
Duke, S/Sgt. Lawrence Hersh,
Sgts. Wilbern Rose, Wayne Mar-
cus, Edwin Morris, Harold Pet-
zold, Calvin Johnson, Leon Smith,
George McCullough, T/4's. Joseph
Brown, 14rancis Kane, Marcus
Hitt, Cpl. Weber White.
The medals were awarded by
Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl at a
formal ceremony in the Head-
quarters Company area, at which
the whole company was present
to pay tribute to the above named
Our congratulations to Sgt.
James T. Flannery of Personnel
who just returned from fur-
lough with a new wife. He was
married to the former Miss
Anne Certot on Nov. 27. Both
are from Fall River, Mass.

Overseas Xmas

Cards Sent Free

Christmas greeting cards may
be sent overseas by all military
personnel under the Free Privi-
lege Act, Capt. Window J. Janda,
Base Postal Officer, announced
He stated that so long as the
sender's name, rank, serial num-
ber and organization were used
as a superscription, any member
in the armed forces can send
mail free to friends and relatives
stationed in foreign countries. It
is necessary, the Captain said,
that all envelopes be sealed.

First DeSofo Wedding
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Pfc. Cassell, Miss Margaret Frank, Pvt. Willie Harris, Cpl.
A. A. Lallund, and Chaplain Ford Gibson.


The 'men of the Camp DeSoto Area witnessed many
joyful happenings this week. Anyone passing by in the
vicinity of this Area, Dec. 2, couldn't have missed hearing
the glorious sound of wedding bells (imaginary type).
The principals: Pvt. Willie
YANKW IZ Harris of the 59th-groom, Miss
Margaret Frank-bride. Chaplain
Ford Gibson, the area chaplain,
By BOB HAWK performed the ceremony.
Pfc. Bunnie Cassell, of the
1. Why do stars never actually Drew Field Echoes staff, on hand
appear in the Crescent of the to obtain the photograph, was
moon? nominated to give the bride away,
2. Are four feet square and and yours truly was likewise as-
four square feet the same quan- signed to give the groom away.
tity? The groom, 21, hails from Ala-
3. If you gave a newsdealer a bama. He is assigned to the 59th
dollar bill for a newspaper, you Aviation Squadron. The bride,
would be handling two different 18, is a native of Tampa.
kinds of paper. One started out Good luck to the bride and
as a piece of wood, one as a groom. We also wish to congratu-
bundle of rags. Which started as late them on being the first couple
which? to be married in'this area.
4. There is a tree that grows in Pfc. William (Dr. Wizard) Nor-
California which regularly bears ris of our Dispensary Staff was
fruit twice a year. What is it? instrumental in seeing that every-
5. Which bubbles more violent- thing was satisfactory.
ly when it boils-milk or water? T/5 Mart Brooks also helped
6. If the word "telegraph" is with arrangements. He is as-
broken up, "tele" means after; signed to the 911th QM Platoon;
what does "graph" mean? and I want to take time out to
7. If "Swing Shift Mazie" in- say that he is a swell guy from
vited "Johnny Come Lately" to reveille to retreat.
her home for dinner, who would 'While on a long awaited 15-
be the hostess and who the guest? day leave to Springfield and Bos-
8. Which one of the Five Great ton, Mass., our Area Mess Officer,
Lake' cannot be approached di- Lt. Stanley F. Kaczmarczyk found
rectly from Canada? himself at the altar of a beautiful
9. If you picked from your (New England Church; and at his
Victory garden a vegetable or side was a lovely bride.
fruit for each color in the So you know what? They
American flag, and you gathered got married. So, again, we say,
tomatoes and onions for the red "Good luck to the bride and
and the- ,xwhilt what Pnculdl n groom!"

get to represent the third color of
the flag?
10. In the process of making
French toast, what must you dip
your bread in?
(Answers on Page 10)

Moskowitz Weds

Miss Young Here
Private 1st Class Murray Mos-
kowitz, of the Base Special Serv-
ice Office, and Miss Pauline
Young, of MacDill Field, were
married at Gity Hall last Mon-
Moskowitz is a New Yorker.
The bride is an Atlantan.

Base Telephone

System Changed
A change in.the 200 board of
the Base telephone system went
into effect Tuesday,; changing
numbers from 200 to 299' to a
new series with an extra 2 placed
in front of the number (i.e.
Echoes number 287 becomes
Drew Field's chief operator said
this morning, "when in doubt of
your number dial '0' and come in
on the board. The operator will
have the correct phone number
listed for you."





Allies May Ask Stalin for Siberian Bases

Three of the most powerful
men in the world have sketched
a battle plan to crush a militar-
istic nation which has attempted
to subjugate the eastern world by
force of arms. It will be a good
plan and we have their pledge
that it will be carried through
to bitter completion. All the
strength of the U.S.A., Great
Britain and China will go into
the fight. There is a chance that
Russia may add her might.
The methods of bringing Japan
to her knees are limited by the
difficult geography and terrain
of a battlefield which is bigger
than several continents. There
are only a few logical strategic
approaches to the actual military
The Burma Gateway
At present, Allied forces in the
Southwest Pacific are engaged in
the fantastically difficult task of
climbing up the Pacific island by
island. General MacArthur and
Adm. Chester Nimitz are running
this end of it. Apparently they
are not attending the Iran con-
ference, nor any of their repre-
sentatives. But members of the
staff of Lord Louis Mountbatten
-in command of the Burmese
campaign when it is launched-
are. That argues that the first
steps in the operation will see
Allied troops smashing at the
doors of southern China through
Burma. Presumably, the island-
hop will continue as the other
jaw of the pincers aimed at home
That Stalin may meet Chiang
Kai-shek could be indication that
long, arduous campaigns in the
Pacific islands and through China
may not be necessary. There is
every reason to believe, that
Churchill and Roosevelt will
make a plea to Stalin for baes-
in Siberia from which to bomnb
Japan proper. His very pr.reirc.-
in the same part of the world '.. it
Chiang is hopeful.
If the Allies are forced to d',
it the hard way, that i, ficht
every inch of the distance ne-
tween New Guinea and J:p ,i
by the island route and tlr,:.ugr
Burma and China to the hocre.
of the east China and the Yeill\.:
Sea, it can be done. But it v.ill
take a long time, an ocean iof
blood and sweat. Full-dreis in-
vasion of Java or Sumatra in the
Dutch East Indies will some ds.v
be necessary and few camparsi''
in the history of man's w\ ii
be more difficult.
Aleutians Unlikely Route
Most military analysts refu..e
to consider seriously the dubi-
ous Aleutian Island route iti,-' I h.,
enemy's home empire. Weather
is a terrible obstacle to ogari;ze:l
military operations throughout
the whole area and as a nearns
'of entrance, the Jap Kurile string
of subArctic islands are runi~,ti;-
factory. They do not prowi.:le a
solid land mass from which to
launch full-scale assault air
bases are few and far behl.vecn
and it would be difficult to build
more; naval bases, such as trhe-
are, have little protection iroon
air attack from Japan's Ho:kai:do

Lt. Edwin Fisher

Assumes New Post

Lieutenant Edwin J. Fisher,
commanding officer of the 903d
Quartermasters, has been as-
signed Base, Motor Pool officer,
it was announced.
Lieutenant Wayman E. May
had charge of "keeping them
rolling" previous to the switch.
The newly appointed Motor
Pool officer has been in the Army
10 years. He was an enlisted man
iA the Philippines for many years
and later held a warrant officer's
commission while in Iceland.
He returned to the United
States, attended Officer Candidate
School, and upon graduation was
ordered to the 903d.
Lieutenant Fisher is active in
sports and was formerly an out-
fielder with the Cincinnati Reds.
"I'll endeavor to keep the same
efficiency maintained by Lt.
May," he said.

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Dear Editor:
In Nov. 18th, ECHOES I read
Pfc. Mario Bodillo's letter and
I think he is right. We don't
need "Hedy Lamarr," "Rita
Hayworth," or "Lana Turner"
to pin up beside our bunks.
Those girls out there are al-
ways getting their picture in
the paper. .Let's give our girl
friends back home a chance.
Here is a picture of my fu-
ture wife. Name: Miss Leanore
Alaks, from-up Chicago way.
She is coming here to Drew
Field-or wherever I am, after
I'ri out of the hospital.
What's Betty Grable got that
my girl hasn't?
I'll be happy to see her pic-
ture in our ECHOES. So will
Pvt. Norris A. Lokey
(Seein' is believin', Lokey,
and here 'tis. Happy wedding

593d Scooper Scoops

Latest Hangar Gossip

Do you recall when we' of the 593d Bomb-Squadron
were young squirts (okay, so I'll speak for myself), the
most thrilling scene to come out of a Hollywood Studio was
w\.hen some flash reporter with the brim of his hat turned
up, dashed through the streets and around corners to make
a deadline; which, by the way he always made?

Sucte was the case when I re-
ceived a call from the Special
Ser\,:e Office giving me several
hour. to get out this column.
Naturiii:,. there was no turned up
!hat or broken speed laws (for the
.ei efitt ,.t the MP's) but what
,:,me 'people thought was the
tpr:.p-t ah of a B-17, was merely
tie -tl'Xfts of me coming down
Tanmpa Bay Boulevard. If what
t.ii:.'..' i_ incoherent, blame it on
lack rot tone. F'gosh sakes, what
"'! I u :e for an excuse next
v. eekI
\Ve v, int to thank all you guys
and fal: of the ECHOES for the
nice inrigs you have been say-
Ing -_iiLce we arrived. Speaking
for the rest of the boys and my-
el!f. it has made us feel that
there i something to this South-
ern iho:spitality after all. And
, to the Base Band for the
tire reception they displayed
do. n bv the tracks; and to think
I \\:i -luring their off duty
hours. Thanks, Fellas.
Cpl. Lester H. VanDeWal of
the Castleton on the Hudson.
VanDeWal's actually turned down
a furlough this week. Judging
from the name and birthplace,
one would picture a tall suave,
mustached gentleman; but, in
reality, I'm speaking of our own
Reason for the refusal can be
understood even though he hasn't
been home' in months. Shorty
dropped in to the PX for a coke
and tried a short cut through the
Barber shoppe. He swears he
had no intention of getting his
hair cut and doesn't even remem-
ber getting into the chair. (From
the results, we' doubt if he did.)
However, he insists on waiting
until Easter or even the Fourth
of July before taking off: says
he wants his Maw to recognize
him when he gets home. What
am I laughing at, did you see
what they did to me?
Well, what do you know-after
spending four weeks on the base,

we find a movie house right in
our own back yard. Not 50 yards
to the rear of the Orderly Room
stands one of Drew's largest
Cinema's. And to think we have
been wasting good GI shoe lea-
ther walking a distance of two
blocks to a mile to attend the
show places. Reminds .me of a
story I read a good many years
ago written by-well, anyhow it
was called "Acres of Diamonds."
The clerks in the Orderly Room
who have been taking their
calisthenics religiously can leap
from their desk to a seat in the
center aisle without touching the
ground-well, almost.
Since this is our first column,
I can still speak of our Thanks-
giving Day dinner. Everyone had
a wonderful time; particularly
Sgt. Wasserman who was the first
one to sit down and the last to
leave the mess-hall. Just where
a lil' feller like him puts it all
is a mystery to all. Many of the
men brought their wives and
many others brought someone
else's wives. In either case, all
of the guests had a wonderful
time. M/Sergeant Peirce had a
fork in one hand and his new-
born baby in the other. We were
afraid he would make the error
of bringing the wrong hand up
to his mouth. I might add that
it sure is a beautiful baby and all
the young ladies present took
turns to sing it a lullaby.
Thought to be remembered de-
partment: It is better to have
tried and failed; than not to have
tried-and succeeded.

WAC Serves in
Second War
(CNS)-Lt. Grace Auer of De-
troit, stationed at the Third WAC
Training Center here, is a veteran
of two wars. A native of England,
she served with the British Wom-
en's Army Auxiliary in World
War I.

Ration Calendar

Ration Book No. 4 may be
picked up today at the Base Ra-
tion 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 military per-
sonnel 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.

L, M N, and P, Dec. 12; all ex-
pire Jan. 1.

Green A, B and C in book 4
valid until Dec. 20. D, E and F
valid through Jan. 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.
No. 8-A coupons good through
Feb. 8 for three gallons; B and
B-l and C and C-1 coupons good
for two gallons; B-2 and C-2 good
for five gallons.
Inspection deadlines For A
book holders, March 31, B and
C holders Feb. 29.
Period 1 coupons of new ration
valid through Jan. 3.
New definite value coupon good
any time.

Draft Dodger
Gets Two Years in Jail
Stanley Mocarsky, 23, was sen-
tenced to two years in federal
prison for refusing to be inducted
into the armed forces. Previously
he had been advised by a federal
judge to leave the U. S. when he
told the court that he was un-
willing to serve his country be-
cause "the country never did any-
thing for me."

W. C R(. .



Official Publication Drew Field
P. 0. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla.
Thursday. December 9, 1943
Air Base Commander
DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity.
published each Thursday in the interest of the officers
and enlisted men of Drew Field.
Authority Sec. 11, 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 LH McGinty. Editor
The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in
Special Service Building on 8th St. between Aves. A and
B. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone. extension 2287.
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]

We Want Women

Take a letter will you?
Pick up your pen and grab a piece of
paper and mail some good American
horse-sense in the direction of the home
We've had the WACs at Drew for
several months now. During that time
all of us have seen them settle down in
fine Army style to their jobs and help
make this Base a more efficient place to
work in.
We are now in the midst of a strenuous
campaign to recruit more of these women
warriors and in our opinion the best way
is for soldiers to write home and tell the
fries and the relatives just -what the
WACs are doing.
Posters and parades and speeches are
fine when it comes to publicizing the
WACs, but the best approach to any cam-
paign is with intimate letters to personal
That's why we urge you to take a pen
and become a recruiting sergeant via the.
There must be a reason for this recruit
program. The government wants more
women to fill the approximately 150 non-
combative duties.
The government needs more. women
because the thousands they now have in
khaki are doing a swell job. They're work-
ing the same hours we are; doing the
jobs many of us were doing before their
They're part of the Army and this
Army is going places throughout the com-
bat fields of the world, thanks in part to
the WACs on the non-combative fields of
the world.
So let's write "free" on that envelope
and mail a message toward world freedom
to friends.
Remember that girl friend, that school
chum, that young lady who lives next
door? They've all considered the WACs.
They often feel kinda guilty not joining
and putting their wholehearted effort
toward victory. Maybe your letter will
cinch the deal. ,
So take a letter, Amigo. Tell them
the WACs have the situation well in hand
but need hundreds of dther hands to build
our American bridge pointed toward the
heart of Berlin and Tokio.

Drew's "Radio City"

Many of you, no doubt, have wanted
to attend radio broadcasts.
You've got your chance right here at-
Drew Field, where regularly scheduled
broadcasts are made every day except
All Drew Field broadcasts originate
from the new bandshell, and all soldiers
are cordially invited to watch the GI
actors, engineers and sound men in action.
The bandshell is equipped with the
latest in radio transmission, and every
broadcast is carried off in typically big-
time style.
So drop around for a broadcast. We'll
wager you'll have-a good time and learn
how things are started on their way- to
the loudspeaker. For a schedule of Drew
"Field broadcasts see. page 9.

"I don't give
without a pass."

Sdamn who you are, you can't get in
a damn who you are, you can't get in

7rom Our Cpta in.-

He Is Coming Soon
Nowadays ask any little boy or girl who is coming
soon; and you'll get the eager reply: "Santa Claus!" Every
day brings us nearer to Christmas.
Christmas should be happy because of children's joy in
Santa Claus, and the kindness which even a war-torn world
can not ignore at Christmas time. Yet the really correct
answer to the question, "Who is coming soon?" is not merely
Santa Claus. Rather it is: the Christ Child. He is coming

In this Advent season we look
forward to the coming of the
Christ Child. Once he was born
in the Bethlehem manger, more
than 1,900 years ago. When each
returning Christmas reminds us
of the first Christmas it should
also assure us that the Holy Child
of Bethlehem is coming to us.
There is no substitute for the
simple, trusting faith in God that
assures us of the coming into the
world of Christmas, 1943 of our
Saviour. In spirit each of us can
welcome him and now we pre-
pare to welcome him, for he is
coming soon!
Recently In our chapel one
could observe a scene of great
animation. Floors were being
scrubbed, windows washed, altar-
ware polished, everything put
into perfect order. Why? Not

simply to get ready for a serv-
-ice, though such preparations are
usual to a lesser degree each
week. The major reason was to
prepare the chapel for,'a distin-
guished guest. The General would
be coming soon.
Is this not a parable of the
chapel in the center of your life
and mine? We look forward ex-
pectantly toward Christmas. We
ought- to be making thorough
preparations in our own lives to
receive the most distinguished
Guest, and to make the Christ
Child at home in our lives.
More than that, have we main-
tained and strengthened our faith
that in the brave, new world we
fight to make possible, the spirit
of Christ will be at home? Let
-this Christmas make us happy
and brave, because he is coming

General Protestant Services, 10:30
a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,
8 and 9.
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and
8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels
3, 4, 5 and 9.

Sunday Masses, 7:30 a.m., Ward
B9, Base Hospital; 8 and 9 a.m.,
Chapel 2 and Theater 3; 11:30
a.m., Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chapel 2.
Weekday Masses, 5:45 p.m., Chap-
el 4 (except Sunday): 6 p.m.,
Chapel 2 (except Wednesday.)
Confessions, Saturday, 4:30 to 6
p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m., Chapels
2 and 4.

Sunday services at 9:15 a.m.,
Chapel 1; Monday and Thurs-
day conferences, 4 to 7 p.m.,
Chapel 1.

Travelers Aid

Moves Offices

The USO Travelers Aid has
recently moved to Florida. Ave.
and Jackson St., where it is open
daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and
Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m.
Strangers in town will be able
to find an answer to most of
their problems here.

(First Sunday)
Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1,
and 8 a.m., Chapel 4.
Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3.
Methodist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 3.
Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4.
Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel, 5.

Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, 8
p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m., all in
Chapel 3.

Christian Service Men's League,
7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5.

Chapel 1-Ave. C and 8th St.
Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St.
Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St.
Chapel 4-Ave. L and 2d St.
Chapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St.
Chapel 6-Closed.
Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St.
Chapel 8-Ave. N and 5th St.
Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St.
Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St.

Knights of Columibus
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.

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.

ECHOES Gets His Gloves
Dear Sir:
It is a pleasure for me to be able to thank
you for publishing information concerning my
lost gloves, which I lost while returning from
my furlough. I have received my gloves, thanks
to the co-operation of the Adjutant's Section of
Base Headquarters and the kind lady who gave
me the lift.
Thank you, ECHOES editor, for the many
ways 'in which you aid the men of Drew Field.

AW Sergeant Lists Gripes
To the Editor:
As an instructor in one of the AW schools
here I have a better chance of hearing Drew
soldiers' gripes than most COs and topkicks.
Here's a list of them (I'll try not to make it too
1. Why can't we wear Class B or Class A
uniforms in"town, like other camps allow?
2. Why not excuse platoons, by turns, in a
company, from standing retreat after Saturday
3. Why don't we have the Tuesday review
(parade) in the battalion area across from
Kitchen 20 rather than have to hunt every few
weeks for a new parade ground?
4. Why is the main entrance to the Field
such an eyesore and a nuisance to the shoe-
shined soldier?
5. Last, why doesn't the ECHOES echo more
of these, apparently, yet 'not petty complaints?
After all, it is letters like the one I write that
help to improve the little things that count in
a vast field such as Drew.
And it is your paper that is doing such a
good job in keeping the higher-ups,interested in
finding out what the men (civilian soldiers,
after all )want.
I agree with the men on all the gripes I
have listed-not to have it printed but some-
thing done to to improve the morale.
AW Sergeant.

They Like Us in Texas
Dear Sir:
Since you had expressed a desire to be in-
formed of the condition of "Susie," the mascot
of the 518th Fighter Bomber Squadron, formerly
stationed at Drew, we thought we would write
to you concerning her.
"Susie" (the squirrel) traveled first class
with the squadron, having a spacious compart-
ment all to herself. She received the best of
medical care from our physician, and arrived
safe and sound in Texas.
The splints have as yet not been removed
from her leg, but it is expected that she will be
in good enough shape in a week or two, so that
they may be removed.
As to "Susie's" increase in family, they have
as yet not arrived. We are expecting the baby
squirrels at any time, and will notify you when
the "blessed event' 'occurs. If the "Mysterious
WAC," who took our photographs at Drew, still
wishes to have one of the babies, we will send
one back to her.
The air base here is very small, compact, and
nice. As yet, we have no WAC detachment on
the base, but the buildings are ready for them,
and they will arrive shortly. (Oh, happy day!)
We would like to have a copy of the ECHOES
forwarded to us, if it is possible. We all feel
it is a grand paper, and one to be justly proud of.

Wanted: More Unity
Dear Editor:
Stories have been going around lately that
Tampans were starting to treat soldiers with a
little more respect. We have yet to see any
indication of such a change and the incident
that happened the other day certainly doesn't
help our morale any. We were on the road to
town, hoping to get a ride and about 40 yards
in front of us there was a civilian, doing the
same thing. After five cars went by without
stopping a sixth one finally slowed down as if
to pick us up but instead kept going till he came
to the civilian; stopped to pick him up and
speeded away.
I understand that Tampans used ot be pretty
nice to the soldiers, when there were only a few
here and they really went out of their way to
he' them. Now, however, that there are per-
haps hundreds of soldiers in town almost every
night the people seem to have tired of them.
Maybe the people have a right to be"tired but
will someone please tell us how any good Ameri-
can can become tired of seeing soldiers, whether
there are a few or there are hundreds. After
all, these same boys will someday be on one of
our far-flung battlefields fighting for their lives
to protect these same Americans.
Please understand that we are not criticizing
all of the Tampans because we have met some
real fine people here. As for the others, we
sincerely hope they will understand our side of
the battle and change their attitude.
Yours for a bigger and better AIR FORCE.

Weekly Religious Services
Sunday, December 12

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Why Leave Tampa?


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SOLDIER SELECTS A PINUP GAL! This young lass is Miss
Elaine Leek of Tampa, whose photo was turned in by Pvt.
C. F. Culick of Plant Park. We think.Pvt. Culick's selection
is excellent.



Just -two years ago this week-a long way back in his-
tory for most of us-a persistent slamming and banging
noise slowly awakened an American family living in Ha-
waii. They were sleeping late on a Sunday morning it
was later than they thought, than most of us thought.
"Larry! STOP banging that
door," Maurice C. Boles drowsily range firing. His friends think
called to his early-rising, 5-year- he was inspired by the sight of
old son. that obsolete equipment.
"I'm not banging the door, I'm WORK FEVERISHLY
fighting Japs, father," Larry When the Japs were through
called back through the home in that morning, there wasn't much
the pleasant residential section. left. Our people did what had
NOW COMMANDS to be done-what could be done.
Boles, now Lt. Boles, CO of the The fires were put out, the run-
1st Reporting Company, 503d ways were cleared, the bomb
SAW, but then an executive in a craters were filled in, the debris
Honolulu accounting firm, said, piled in barricades, parts of
"Well, stop it and get back to smashed aircraft, guns, tanks,
bed!" He rolled over. "Japs ." were fitted to other smashed air-
he thought, craft, guns, tanks to improvise
The banging persisted. Sud- weapons. Even the unsubmerged
denly like a shot, he jumped turrets of sunken warships were
clear of the bed and rushed manned. The Japs would be back
to the window., everybody thought; they wouldn't
Two miles away flight after find a pushover everybody knew.
flight of the war planes of Twenty-four hours later the
Japan were screaming down on defenses were ready. Lt. Boles,
the roaring, snarling American with about a company of the
naval base at Pearl Harbor. makeshift army, was standing
Lieutenant Boles remembers guard on a mountain in legend
Pearl Harbor! He is not enthu- down which the natives slid on
siastic about talking for publica- ti-leaves.
tion-his friends tell most of this Just before dawn, unidentified
story-but he does say he wishes airplanes were reported heading
all Drew soldiers could have had in from the sea. Then the watch
the eye-witnessed picture he had. heard the droning of engines from
A member of the Hawaiian Ter- the distance. This was it they
ritorial Guards, Boles made a thought. The droning grew. Sud-
dash from his shrapnel hit home denly in the first light of morn-
to the guard's headquarters ing, around Old Diamond Head,
There mailmen, clerks, cops, the airplanes came wheeling in,
dentists, truck drivers were be- breaking out as they did with
ing given arms by the Army: lights on their tail assembly
Springfields, Enfields, shotguns; markings of the American Air
anything that would shoot was Force. They were the vanguard
being passed out to anyone who of the reinforcements from the
was an American. Lt. Boles is mainland, that have been rolling
now an: expert on rifles and higher ever since.

503d Party Highlights Fun

Delovely and talented ladies, side splitting-comedians,
toe tinkling dance rhythms, exotic lighting effects and deli-
cious refreshments .these were highlights of the 503d
Signal Aircraft Warning Regimental party, held on the eve
of Thanksgiving, in Rec. Hall Number One.
According to reports garnered
by Lt. Col. Norman H. Evans, ture. Lt. Col. Evans was very
regimental commander and in that all
E. G. Berger, special service of- instrumental in seeing that all
ficer for the Regiment, everyone enjoyed themselves during the
spent a very enjoyable evening, course of the evening. And
The affair commenced with a say, did you notice that 1st Sgt.
bang as the spotlight focused Dunkan of Comm. Co. has
the fanfare blared, the curtains proven that women in Texas
parted and Sgt. Vie Miller and are beautiful; attractive is hard-
his 465th "Captivators" jived ly the word for young Mrs.
out. Dunkan.
From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Lt. McCormick and his orderly
crowd danced and partook of room "Underdogs" and Sgt. Ros-
the very tasty refreshments enthal's Regimental "Stenos" have
which consisted of plenty of been deeply engrossed in the fine
cold turkey with all the trim- American sport of baseball. Nov.
mings. 24, 26 and 27, the "Underdogs"

Cpl. Joe Kanealy, former come-
dian and hoofer of Broadway for
many years and Cpl. Bergman
"Gag Man" with 15 years experi-
ence behind him, had enlisted
men and their companions in
stitches. Another sensational GI
was Pvt. Bob Cassidy well known
dancer in the better 'circles in
civilian life. Our own Sidney
Olshein sat in with the band for
the show, and did a fine job.
Speaking of those present-
the Regiment had a Class A
representation of officers and
men, their wives and compan-
ions. The atmosphere was of a
very friendly and orderly na-

edged out the "Stenos," 13 to 12;
12 to 11 and 12 to 6. Lt. McCor-
mick, Sgt. Walters and the Or-
derly Room team scored home
runs in the first game as did
T/4 Murphy of the "Stenos." The
"Underdogs" laid aside their
morning reports and the "Stenos"
their typewriters long enough to
play these three tilts during the
chow hours. Oh! Have you
heard? Cpl. Vincent Ingarbeggio
of the 3rd Rept. Co., played sen-
sational ball. In fact so sensa-
tional that his arm was sore from
over-exercise. Incidentally 1st
Sgt. Wood has left with a detail
of men for Camp Crowder. Pleas-
ant trip, "Woody."

Promotions Get

569th Soldiers

'Congrat' Cigars

Battalion Headquarters at
the 569th is busily smoking
three different brands of
cigars as three officers beam
from under newly-acquired
bars. Chaplain Kyle R. Law-
rence, recently promoted to
captain, instituted candy bars
as an alternative for those
who are not inclined to cigar-
In Battalion S-4, Captain Daniel
F. Bost, having just donned the
double bar, is currently passing
out the stogies without the eternal
M-R to be signed.
And Lt. Philip F. Farrell, start-
ing at the home grounds in 1st
Reporting company, made the
cigar-rounds after changing from
gold to silver on becoming a first
lieutenant. The battalion extends
heartiest congratulations to the
newly promoted.
The war was brought start-
ingly close to Sgt. Harold W.
Newbry when he learned that
his cousin, Richard S. Newbry,
U. S. Navy Air Corps, was the
sole survivor of a crew of
seven that crashed into the Pa-
cific off the Hawaiian Islands
Nothing is quite as sobering as
a narrow escape, Harold agreed,
as he related this incident which
gives him his initial though re-
mote claim to fame in the war
thus far.
Technical Sergeant Peter "Do-
do" Masciale, God's gift to con-
temporary dance, says the fur-
lough blues have vanished since
Brooklyn's beautiful Stella sent
him the photograph of herself.
Pete met Stella on furlough, part-
ing was such sweet sorrow, but
blue skies are back to stay, and
Pete',can dance once more. Up
in Jersey City he's known as
"Dodo Jackson," the Jersey State
Jitterbug and holder of many tro-
phies won in jitterbug contests
up there. "Ask me if I can waltz,
and I can't!" says the Kid from
Journal Square for the benefit
of the press.
A note of gratitude to Pvt.
Yates Padgett, Message Center
driver, who collaborates with
this writer in getting this copy
up to -the editor a few min-
utes before deadline. Thanks,
Yates, old man.

Bright Star

ONE OF THE TIREDEST things that has ever come to my at-
tention is the manner in which some people attempt to get out from
under an unfortunate situation (the situation usually the result of
their own poor thinking).
Newspapers are a wonderful medium for dispensing so much
good why the hell do we have to print the bad? Why do
some make absolute fools of themselves in admitting shortcomings
though they think their revelations are slapping someone else's
face? What fools these mortals be. (Courtesy Puck).
MOST OF-THE PEOPLE in the world are thinking of Xmas
these days whether they be here or afar. This Christmas will
be a dull one for the folks back home, but it should be a lot
brighter than last year's. I remember Christmas last year. I was
the loneliest GI in the whole world (I thought). I was alone,
but there were people to see. At the time that I was feeling so
sorry for myself, there were at least 300,000 other GIs "alone"
that day. They were alone in a lousy fox-hole "somewhere" in
a stinking jungle. You know, when a fella stops and thinks that
Christmas alone here in the United States is tough, he ought
take a couple of minutes to picture himself in that same crummy
hole in the ground and thank God that at least he can still smell
America instead of muck. (There are two sides to every bad

FOLLOWING ALONG in the Christmas theine ... the sale of
Tuberculosis stamps here has been going pretty good but not -
best. It costs about what? (Just about that much) and the good
that it does is measured in not figures, but in lives saved. We
are all fighting together to win this damned War, but at the same
time if we can (at the same time, and for the price of a Tampa
beer) save a life here at home is that bad? A few pennies
here well spent in stamps will help stamp out this dread

AND NOW FOR LEVITY happy, happy soldiers .
smiles and laughter, and a beer perty every Tuesday, Wednesday
or always. Checking on the overall morale situation on the Base
it has improved. You think I'm kidding? Ask around, and
you will find that the same fellas who were screeching a few
months back are now really well pleased (or else they are
out of the country altogether, and they are still well pleased).

FISHING: Been fishing again. The life of a fish must be inter-
esting as all hell. Place yourself in the position of the coveted sea
trout. There you are with your fins hanging out all over the
bottom of the bay when along comes some human dope and decides
to make your life miserable. First he unloosens his expensive
tackle and then he places his expensive bait on a very special
hook designed all for you. (Aren't you happy?) And then the poor
fool sits and waits. For you. All for you, you big handsome sea
trout you. You shake your dorsal and wiggle over to the lure in
your best Tampa Bay manner and look the situation over. Some-
thing smells! (it's the bait). Gonna bite? Not yet... After a while
the bait falls off the hook anyway (it always does) and you have
a free meal This process is repeated for hours until some silly
little mullet-head comes along and throwing all discretion (and a
scale or two) to the waves she grabs! Wham caught .
and the poor fool upstairs on the terra stuff goes home with .07
cents worth of fish and a smug smile as he tells 'em all how you
got away. (You return to your position on the bottom of the bay
and wait for the next sucker to come along I'd like to be a

WATCHING THE LIGHT on top of the tower last night. That
thing goes round and round giving off a lot of light, and creating a
swell impression but it doesn't get anywhere. It's doing a swell
job up there on it's lonely perch (of course it's lonely who-
ever calls on a searchlight?) and a lot of the boys who are blow-
ing their burrs because they are not dodging bullets insteads of
blonds) should realize that there are all sorts of jobs in the Army,
and maybe you are one of those who has that job, and nothing can
be done about it. Your turn will come just relax (and
there again is the guy who says what he would do to the lowly
Jap "if-the Army would only get smart and send him over." (Then
the Army decided to do just that (Gangplank Fever) Hummm!

UNDERSTAND that the WAC detachment paraded last week,
and made an excellent showing. Not all of the girls marched. One
at least drove. Not because she wanted to but there she was.
She pulled out into a line of vehicles on the main street, and
started to drive unconcerned, along the road. Suddenly the martial
airs of band music struck her ears. She turned, looked out the
rear window, and silently gasped whatever girls gasp when they
gasp. There it was the band following along behind the
lady in the car. She was in!


When you violate the rules of security, AWUTC's S-2
section points out, you not only cramp the war effort, but
subject yourself to strict disciplinary action as well. Here
are three actual cases:
A major, while serving on a staff in an active theater of
operations, wrote letters to friends in the United States which
disclosed order of battle and casualties, and contained violent
criticism of superior officers, including the General in com-
mand of the entire operation. He was severely reprimanded
by the chief of staff of that command, transferred to a home
station, and reduced to his permanent grade of first lieutenant.
A sergeant, in conversation with two Allied noncoms and
in the presence of civilians, disclosed exact details of a new
and secret type of combat airplane. This information might
have impaired the effectiveness of the plane and resulted
in serious loss of lives among Allied forces, besides enabling
the enemy to adjust their defenses to meet the new weapon.
The sergeant was sentenced to five years' imprisonment,
with total forfeiture of pay and allowances, and dishonor-
able discharge from the Army.
S A major, while on temporary duty with the War Depart-
Sment, sent a cable in the clear to the Commanding General
Sof the U. S. Army forces in an overseas theater advising him
that he was being replaced by another officer. For disclosing
this secret information, the major was reduced to his per-
manent grade of second lieutenant.




Cage Quintet

Of 903d QM

n J___-.i_-

ienas joins
Basketball is just around
the corner. Some of the boys
have been going over on the
night courts opposite the 903c
QM barracks to get in some
early practice, so we're look-
ing for a winning team when
the games start. Of course
this column will keep tab or
scores and plays, but after
all, there's nothing better
than personal attendance for
firsthand information and
enjoyment. Give our team
your support!
The following soldiers have re-
cently returned from furlough:
Pvt. Donald J. Crievello, Pvt.
Forrest Fox, Pfc. Carlton Kissen-
ger, Pvt. Harold O. Goebel, Pvt.
James E. Ledford, Pvt. Charles
F. McCroskey, Pvt. John T. Till-
man and Pfc. Edwin F. Fultz.
They all came back in tip-top
form, all ready to go home again
if given the opportunity!
Do you recall we recently
mentioned that our poet laure-
ate, Cpl. Lapore, was about to
become a father? Well, its
happened. The Misses has
presented him with a beautiful
baby girl.
SAnd does our Joe sing out the
glad tidings to the boys "in the
chow line. Our hearty congrat-
P. S. Ye writer failed to men-
tion that Cpl. Lapore also assist-
ed in the preparation of our
Thanksgiving banquet. Should
have known, Pop would have had
a hand in this work, too.
T/5 A-lbie Burns has released
another WAC for' overseas duty,
he says. Burnsie is now in Base.
Personnel, ya know Seems
to be making contacts too.
The memories of the Thanks-
giving party are still with us.
Some of us poor single guys want
to thank Cpl. James Anderson
for the loan of his captivating
wife for a dance or so and for
her entertaining conversation.
The same goes for the wife
.of T/4 John Hiltenbeitel. Hats
off to the ladies! It is impos-
sible to mention all the lovely
personalities, of course, but we
note that even Pvt. Louis Skuf-
ca brought his delightful girl
friend along, too.
All's very quiet'in the QM or-
ganization this week, so we'll cut
our column short and give the
space to others who have more
pertinent things to speak of.

General Sherrill

Lauds 5th AW

Camouflage Unit

The 5th Training Battalion,
commanded by Col. James F.
McGraw,'has received a letter of
commendation from Brig. Gen.
Stephen F. Sherrill, Commanding
General of AWUTC, for the ex-
cellent camouflage display put oh
'by the 5th Training Battalion
camouflage school as aB part of
downtown Tampa's publicity for
the premiere of "This 'Is the
In the letter, Gen. Sherrill siid
that he was impressed with the
effectiveness and originality of
the display and that he heard
many favorable comments from
staff officers of the Third Air
Force. In conclusion, the letter
said: "I am sure that the units
which are trained by the 5th
Training Battalion must receive
superior instruction in this im-
portant phase of preparation for
service in combat areas."

Bombsight Bertha Killed
LONDON (CNS) Dorothy
(Bombsight Bertha) Robson, 23-
year-old flier and bombsight ex-
pert, was killed on a test flight
here. Miss Robson was said to
have been as accurate in placing
bombs on a target as any flier in

Smoothies Win

SWINNERS of the waltzing contest featured at Saturday
Evening's cadet party, Pfc. Bessie Amsden, Third Air Force
Air .WAC, and Pfc. Andy Gusho, 314th, future aviation
cadet, are presented prize money by Capt. Charles J.
O'Laughlin, commanding officer of the 314th. The party,
held at the Police Pistol Range Lodge, was attended by Air
WACs from Third Air Force and Drew Field, who were guests
of the men awaiting cadet training.

2d AW Furloughs

Vie With Girls

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Above this 2nd SAW story we
print a perfect pinup, we print
'em in the springtime and in the
month of May. What do you say
about Elinor? Or are you speech-
I'd admit that I was speechless
were it not for my girl in Buck
Run. Private Dave Serchuk,
766th SAW, is currently on fur-
lough now.
You take it from there. "Eli-
nor"' resides in Long Island,
SY. That's where you'll find
Coal production increased in
hard coal region of Pennsylvania.

Pfc. Mike Mitchell, 766th SAW
recently was furloughing in Buck
Run, heart of the black diamond
mining region. What would you
expect? Sure, Mike opened a
coal hole and began bootleg min-
Big Blue Book: M/Sgt. H. J.
Katz has quite an address book.
Take a tip. Keep your address
out of it. Stay on the ball. You'll
keep out of his gig book!
Proud moments! lst,Sgt. H.
Morgan, 572nd SAW, is a proud
poppa. He's got a company again.
All big outfits begin from pla-

553d Challenges

760 Basketeers
Last week's issue of the ECHOES carried a challenge
from the 760th to take on all comers in a basketball game.
Company "A" of the 553d SAW goes on record as accepting
this challenge provided a time and place suitable to fit in
with our rigorous training schedule can be arranged.
Our expected move of the 553d
SAW Battalion has materialized The Drew Field golf course,
with the least amount of incon- adjoining battalion headquarters,
venience. We are now located in joining battalion headquarters
the West Area, better known as makes it very convenient for our
the old (referring to location) Medical Capt. Alvis A. Koch, who
WAC Area. As an example of hails from the Lone Star state,
the smoothness of our move, by to whack the ball around. He
the time the second truckload of is one of the in-the-80s golfers.
furniture arrived our adjutant, Another frequent player is Bat-
First Lt. Irving H. Fisher, was -talion Sgt. Maj. William H.
already working on the day's Walker. He often sacrifices the
business. noon chow nust to be on the

Company "C" and Company
"D" are living in tends, but that
doesn't phase these hardy men.
A few of the boys have even
been using their barracks bags
as extra covering, but all are
in good spirits. It was surpris-
ing to observe bath tubs. The
WACs sure had the conveni-
ences of home when living here.

links. He is very well known
in amateur golfing circles in and
around Newark. When in prime
playing condition, his golf is
usually par. This playing, how-
ever, does not interfere with his
work in the least. The usual
5 p.m. stop work doesn't seem
to apply in his case because many
are the evenings he is seen at
his job until taps are sounded:

uIlAJ.uI kativLjon anct over some 'U.

Now stand on your hands as
you must do to appreciate Dali,
and you will see a series of in-
cidents: Crooning through a
dime song magazine with Louis
Pepe-answering "First Call for
Lunch" and sweating out a
three-car line of famished pas-
sengers-telling the hostess we
were train sick in Georgia and
thereby getting an Alka-Seltzer
tablet in Virginia-elating when
we stopped at Philadelphia and
Newark because it meant home
soon-pulling into the familiar
caverns of Penn Station.
Spaghetti so far as 'we are con-
cerned is the staff of life. Meat
balls are an added luxury-not
too necessary to our gastonomic
contentment, but well received.
Tillie sneaked the first pot of
strings up on us, and before we
could say Giovanni Martinelli we
were at .Rose and Ben's for more
of the same beautiful stuff. Maybe
we've got a one-track mind, but
this diet continued the length of
our furlough.
We tried our best to swallow
some of the other seven basic
food elements so we wouldn't get
rickets or a dull dopey feeling.
We must have made a minor
omission, but anyway we didn't
get rickets.
One of the momentous events
of our furlough was meeting Sally
Rand in the flesh-beg pardon, in
person. We also met Milton
Berle, Henny Youngman and the
Ritz Brothers, but they don't
have Sally's talent or equipment.
Before you could say Giovanni
-without the Martinelli we
were on our way back to Drew
The stork will hate us for
this because he's not due until
Spring-but Corporal Thomas
Martin (S-3) and the missus
will be mamas and papas comes
khaki-time. It's plural because
a fortune teller told them it
would be a double blessed
event. Knowing Papa Martin,
we think the stork may have
to ship the twins Railway Ex-
How Typical Department: Pri-
vate Arthur B. Hancock (S-3) re-
turned from furlough the other
day a bridegroom and he now
wears a money belt.
Personally We Like: The new
ballad "Closeto You" and Millie
doing the vocal Billie Glass
to sit through those corny British
mystery films with Pfc. Dom-
inick Aro to laugh at our jokes
. spaghetti and meat balls.

Kitchen 24 Again

By copping last week's award,
Kitchen No. 20 seemingly ended
Kitchen No. 24's monopoly on
AWUTC's Best Kitchen honors.
But No. 24 bounced back this
week to take top place five of
the last six weeks.
Mess officer at No. 24 is Lt.
Robert A. Wallis and mess ser-
geant is T./Sgt. Alexander Pin-
chuk. In charge at No. 20 are
Lt. C. J. Burley and T/Sgt. Wil-
liam Casson.

30 GIs Per 1,000
Marry Britons a
LONDON-(CNS) Thirty of c
every 1,000 American soldiers t
stationed in the British Isles have s
married English girls. t

Furlough Moods

Of 2d Reporting

503d Man Listed

If you have Tommy Dorsey's recording of "Can't Get
Out of This Mood," play it while you read this 2d Reporting
Company, 503d SAW column, for we are one of the daunt-
less who returned from furlough last week.
Should Salvador Dali with his
surrealist genius ever imnrortal-
ize on canvas last week's experi- neya S\ ys Key
ences, the painting would prob-
ably be highlighted by spaghetti
and meat balls and towering
glasses filled with Baccardi.
(Scotch ain't no more in New
York) Manin Venereal
Looking hard you would be hi Is N
able to see a scarred leg which
happened when we rushed l
through the line of M.P.'s at
TT ntinn CIr nd G n-r rnp ITr

The key man in the Army's
offensive against venereal
disease is the non commis-
sioned officer, said S/Sgt.
Henry A. Hevia, Finance De-
tachment, in his recent lec-
ture to the large group of
Under the direction of Capt.
A. E. Abraham, Base venereal'
control officer, the class meets
weekly at the Red Cross Build-
ing in the Base Hospital. After
completing the course, the men
will be qualified to return to
their company and teach the sub-
Sergeant Hevia brought out
that in defense against a chem-
ical attack, the key man was
the gas NCO and that his role
in charge of prevention of
general disease was, in its field,
just as important and just as
He told a group that as early
as 1900, the Army gave a brief
course of instructions to non-
commissioned officers. The inten-
tion was to impart a common
sense knowledge among the most
intelligent of the enlisted men in
their companies.
Through the influence, alert-
ness and leadership of the
NCOs on Drew Field, coupled
with the knowledge acquired
at the weekly lectures, the ven-
ereal diseases can be stymied,
the sergeant said. Giving defi-
nite and detailed methods 'to
use, Sergeant Hevia explained
to the class how to help the en-
listed man. '
He advocated use of prophy-
laxis, substitute activities to build
individual and organizational
morale, educating, and
portant, emphasizing the neces-
sity of bringing infected persons
before someone who can, aid:. The
first sergeant, the CO, '"the siir-
geon, the venereal c6rntiol offi-
The program for the remaining
lectures is listed below:
8:30 a.m.-Regulations Concern-
ing Venereal Disease Lecture."
Captain Lewis.
9:15 a.m.-"Epidemiology." Lec-
ture, Captain Abraham. Discus-
sion, Captain Abraham. Pam-
phlet, "Are You Being Played for
a Sucker?"
8:30 a.m.-"Educational Meth-
ods." Lecture, Captain Abraham.
Discussion, Sergeant Hevia. Pam-
phlet, "X Marks the Spot." Pam-
phlet, "Jerry Learns a Lesson."
9:15 a.m.-Final examination.
True False'examination.

Brooklyn Girl Held;
Posed as WREN Nurse
as a lieutenant in the British
WRENS Medical corps, Isabelle
Rose, 17, of Brooklyn, hood-
winked several high ranking
American Army medical officers
before she was arrested here
Seized as an imposter by the
FBI, the girl said she had been
making the rounds of USO cen-
ters and service clubs, telling an
adventurous' tale of harrowing
lays spent at sea. She concen-
rated on medical officers, she
aid, and many of them enter-
ained her in hot spots.



'How to Influence MPs' Regulations Listed

S-1 AW Soldiers

Have Table Gripe

Have you ever made reservations at a well-known res-
taurant and then, after planning on a wonderful evening,
had to leave because through some negligence the reserva-
tion was omitted even though your name appeared on the
The disappointed parties in Blanche Sellers. You better get
this case were S/Sgt Charles Ilg, those crops in soon. If I have
T/5 Robert Herfurth, T/4 Thomas to wait any longer for that
Patterson, T/5 Gerald Limbach, vegetable dinner, I'll undoubt-
T/4 William Reposa, Pfc. Andrew edly die of something or other!
Baykowsky, T/5 Sidney Feldman,
T/5 Morton Serota and Pfc. Ed- MORE ABOUT-
ward Bushouse.
However, where there's a will, FR[[ M 0VIES
there's a way, and the boys ended
okey.. FREEVI
Furloughs were plentiful but (Continued from Page 1)
short. T/5 Thomas Patterson
spent his time in the smoky and if a GI is so inclined, he
regions of Pennsylvania. He hails will be able to see each of
from Karns City and still swears them. There is no limit to the
that he spent most of his time number of guests a soldier may
with his Great Dane. T/5 John take to the free movies.
Duggan, one of the Arlington When takin advantage of the
Duggans, visited his folks in he ti vte o t
.Massachusetts. Pfc. John Frazier free movies, the process for
and Mrs. Frazier had a "mahvel- entering will be reversed. When
ous" time in Rome (Georgia.) a Joe and his guest or guests
Pvt. Maurice Bostwich and Pvt enter, they will be handed a
Leslie Walton haven't much to ticket by the man on the door,
say about their furloughs. Of who will keep the stub. At the
end of the day the stubs will be
course, there could be a reason counted and the Recreation Coun-
behind it. cil will pay cash to the Army
Bicycle riding isn't a new Motion Picture Service for each
vogue, but when four of the stub.
S-1 Gls go through the ex-
pense of renting out bicycles ECH Per
and buying brightly colored ECHOES Personal
shirts, something is in the air.
You guessed it, Clearwater has Brings Fan Mail
more than just sunshine.
Sgt. Charles Ilg admits that he S
was "slopping" (as he puts it) From Pittsburgh
spaghetti when he saw us ride by
on bicycles but he refuses to An echo from the ECHOES
elucidate on the other "slopper." carried all the way to Pittsburgh
We don't blame him, it took him last week and bounced back with
two years to get where he is! proposal to a Drew soldier seek-
In case you are Interested in a proposalthe rightt irl."dier seek-
the meaning of the verb "slop"Ing the "right girl."
and the noun "slopper," just write The soldier, T/5 Henry Sander
to Sgt. Ilg and enclose a dollar to of 503d SAW, inserted this classi-
facilitate the mailing of the fied ad in the Drew publication:
reply. "Would like to meet good look-
Upon asking Pfc. Gelilah Grace ing, well-built woman from Mid-
Mengel, "What'cha know?" and die west ..."
expecting -a choice morsel of The Pittsburgh girl wrote San-
gossip for the column, she replied, der, "I think I can fill the neces-
"Nothing you can print!" Gelilah sary requirements."
Grace, better known as Gee Gee, "She didn't say how she got
hails from Pennsylvania and is ECHOES," Sander said, "but
quite a gal. probably some friend mailed one
Does anyone hear T/4 Helen home."
Walker complain? She's quite The 503d soldier received five
content sitting between two letters in answer to the ad.
handsome' soldiers. The word "Haven't made my mind up as
"handsome" can be questioned, yet," he said, when asked about
An open-letter to Miss his decision.



Want to take a swim; want to work out on a basketball
court; punching bag; like weight-lifting; need a shave,
shower? Well, it's a big dime's worth you get at the YMCA,
Tampa street and Florida avenue.
The dime is for the gym and
athletic equipment; it also gets U.
you towel and soap. Most of the Rm In Furse
rest of the "Y's" accommodations
are free. For instance, you can
check parcels, make a local tele-
phone call, use the stationery and
writing tables.
The "Y" has a 36-bed dormi-
tory-50 cents per service man.
It will express articles collect.
The staff under A. E. Olsen,
general secretary, takes care of
about 1,000 soldiers a day. The
desk is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
But getting back to the gym:
The soldier with a hankering for
a workout can stretch the dime -
pretty thin. He can limber up
with a few turns around the in-
door track. Then putting on
heavy gloves, he can punch him-
self dizzy with the sand bag or
pull himself down an imaginary r
river on the rowing machine.
If he still has anything left, he PYT. VINCENT HART of
can play handball-there's usual-
ly one or two other worker-out- the Medical Detachment
ers, rarely more, present; he can submits this picture of Lieu-
organize a little basketball on the tenant Ruth, whom he be-
regulation court. If he really
wants muscles, there's the weight- lives to be the best of bill-
lifting room-a fully equipped fold pinups. "Nurses do a
torture chamber. By the time swell job and believe me
he's plunged into the pool, which ty d e s pblic-
is small but very clean, he hasthe deserve some pubic-
either killed or cured himself. ity," he writes.

UNHAPPY AND SLAPHAPPY is the mess sergeant. Latest
latrinogram states that mess sergeants were mostly born
with cleavers and mops and when young made cutouts from
potatoes. Above is a popular mess sergeant happily sur-
veying his gang of underworked geniuses. The ECHOES
has no steak to fry with Drew mess commandos. We plan
a series of caricatures on typical non-coms and invite sug-
gestions from soldiers.



Advertising pays ... Just ask Art Riddick and Sal Ce-
drone of the Third FC about the results they received from
their ECHOES ads.
Signs of Christmas, around the corner Pete Washe
drawing Santa Clauses ... Lindblom loaded down with
Xmas gifts ... Page and Morse busy addressing Xmas cards.
Dobowski, Frank Jones, "Wahl
(minus mustache), Perkins, Chap- Jimmy that a three-day pass
pell, Kingsbury, Ledbetter (in- would go along with his poten-
cluding the rip in the trousers tial sergeant's rating so that he
Quinn loaned him) and a flock of could sew his stripes on pronto.
others, all back from furloughs
with satisfied smiles but with Lucky Sartain pulled the Sat.
hungry looks in their eyes. Must CQ when all married men were
be that civilian food rationing.- on guard. He got his full eight
Champ two-fingered Headquar- hours beauty sleep (man, does he
ters typists-Penhale and Bulger. need it!) All he had to do was
But it was Tom Bulger who to wake KPs at 5 a.m.
climbed into bed, swung his feet BASKETBALL NEXT
onto his pillow and rested his Faithful Jimmy Wight; after
head on the end of the bed anFd
fell asleep in that position strenuous basketball practice he
fell asleep in that Position. writes the dear wife back home
Claimed he was too tired to know writes the dear wife back home
which direction was up. a ong letter, watch your 3FC
OH, THOSE ODS basketball team. Under the
Capt. Gilmore, can't you use watchful eyes of Lt. Colley, they
those occult weather prognostica- look like champs. Even Capt.
tior,: to fix this weather so that Erickson has been occupying his
our ODs would feel better these free evenings working out with
hrt days? The thermonieter out- the boys.
-ide of Headquarters showed 80 Something to see and hear-
for most of the afternoon last Abe Sancton telling all kinds
week. ODs just weren't meant for of jokes.
80 degree heat.
Wouldn't it be more sensible to Cheney, supposed to go on
let u- exercise our option of wear- HQ guard at 1 a.m., reporting
ing either khakis or ODs for day to Orderly Room two hours
\ ear on the Base, with ODs com- early.
pulsory for off-the-Base or eve- Congratulations to Maj.
r, ng dess? Who's gonna look aft- Bratton, ex-3FCer and now a
er us GIs? recent bridegroom to Hugh
The Squadron expresses its Andes who became a poppa.
sympathies to "Blackie" Staiger Mrs. A. and lil Shirley
who lost his father last week. Fay, now in Drew's Maternity
S/Sgt. Guidry found that one Ward, doing fine, reported the
wa, to keep warm while wear- proud papa. Next!
ing khakis on cool days was to PX No. 1 continues to be the
wear a pair of pajamas under- hangout for 3FCers and WACs,
neath. What next? but it looks like the 396th boys
Lieutenant Dashiell thought it are putting in their two cents.
odd for a corporal to be wear-
ing Pfc. stripes, so Cl1. Jimmy SNIPES
Clarke "sorter" got racked off. Pay formation .Daugherty.
After being given an ultimatum Daugherty clips end of cigarette
to change the stripes to proper he's smoking .slips unused
rank Jim commenced sewing, end into pocket .salutes .
Three hours later he was still picks up cash leaves room
sewing on the original set. So lights up unused end of
Lieutenant Dashiell informed ciggy ... happy GI.

Provost Marshal

Clarifies Rules

On Winter Attire
There's something about a
soldier that must be correct
when stepping out in ODs
and Drew Field men yester-
day were urged by Captain
William A. King, Provost
Marshal, to follow those
"somethings" and avoid mis-
understandings with theMPs.
Captain King especially em-
phasized the importance of wear-
ing the blouse at all Base social
functions. With mixed crowds
at the service clubs it is com-
pulsory that the service coat be
worn, he pointed-out.
However, when going to the
Service Club on evenings when
there is no such function, a
soldier will not necessarily
wear his blouse.
The same rule holds true in
attending various Post the-
aters. The blouse loes not have
to be worn at the theater, as
long as the sun-tan shirt is not
worn. When wearing the sun-
tan shirt the blouse must be
Looking neat on the Post and
off of the Post was stressed by
Captain King. And, above all,
remember your military courtesy,
Captain King said. Saluting on
and off the Post is stressed by
all MPs and officers.
Here are some regulations that
will aid your complying with the
proper regulations:
Class A uniform will consist
of OD trousers, blouse and OD
issued cap. Cotton or wool shirts
are optional. The tie will be
loose with the class A uniform
(not folded in the shirt).
OD shirt and trousers with GI
issue OD cap. Tie folded be-
tween the first and second visible
buttons on the shirt, comprise the
class B uniform.
Class C uniform (sun-tan) is
out of uniform for the winter
months, Dec. 1 to Feb. 28. Dur-
ing March and November the
summer sun-tan and the winter
OD uniforms will be optional.
Class, D fatigue uniform will
not be worn off the Post, ex-
cept by working parties whose
assigned duties necessitate pro-
tection or preservation of the
service uniform. Motor vehicle
operators are not authorized to
wear fatigue clothing off the
One of the most frequently
violated uniform regulations is
the wearing of the field jacket
to and from work by personnel
residing off the Post. When
specifically authorized by the
commanding officer of a unit
for an assigned mission beyond
Post limits, the field jacket may
be worn, with the commanding
officer's permission.
Flying clothes will not be worn
off the Post unless on duty re-
quiring it;
Shoulder sleeve insignia will
be worn on the service coat, over-
coat, field jacket and on the shirt
when worn as an outer garment.
The "3" will distinctly be com-
pared to the one o'clock position
of the hands on the face of a
Badges and service ribbons will,
be worn on the service coat, or
on the shirt when worn as an
outer garment.
The service coat (blouse) will
be worn at all times when out-
side the Post limits during the
winter months, and at all mixed
gatherings on the Post.
Dances or social functions at
the service club or at the outdoor
Bandshell necessitate the wearing
of the blouse. It is optional when
traveling directly between the
Post gates and quarters that the
service coat may be worn.
Identification tags will be worn
at all times by military personnel.
Officers' identification cards will
be carried by officers at all times.
Solid color socks, tan or brown,
will be worn with low cut shoes.
Sweaters will not be worn as an
outer garment at any time, Cap-
tain King said.


USOs Provide Quality Entertainment for Sol

What To Do In Town


WIVES OF DREW MEN find fun and friendship at the
Wives' Luncheons featured daily at the USO, 607 Twiggs
St. Here "Josie," wife of Pvt. Frank Saccenti, "Lillian,"
wife of Lt. Gordon Preller, "Helen," wife of Cpl. Alex M..
Rakocy, and "Kay," wife of T/Sgt. John Carlelli, complete
their shopping. Food is bought with USO ration points,
cooked by the wives, who divide the cost by the number of
gitis present.
[ "


LUNCHEON'S READY, and the c6oks are joined by several
working wives, who come in on their lunch hour. The color-
ful dining room is used for joint suppers, cooked by wives
whose soldier husbands join in table setting and dish wash-
ing. Hungry service men who visit the USO often induce the
girls to turn out a quick batch of fudge or French fries here.

KP IS FUN when many hands make light work of preparing
luncheon. Miss Martha Trumbull, USO hostess, rations
cherries, "Tillie," wife of T/Sgt. Charles McBride, explores
a sack. "Rose," whose husband is Pfc. Albert C. DeCarlis,
tends the stove. "Lillian" discovers a leftover in the icebox.
Food not eaten by the wives is distributed to soldiers who,
drop into the USO.

DISHES ARE DONE, so "Helen," "Rose," "Kay," "Lillian"
and "Josie" relax on the pleasant upstairs sleeping porch.
Lonely wives make the Twiggs St. USO their headquarters,
do their washing and ironing here, write their letters, and
do their sewing together. New members are very welcome,
soon fit into the happy little group.

Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, sup-
per, 607 Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs
Parish Night, Bingo, 506 Madison
Dancing party, 710 Harrison St.
Pitio dance, 214 North Blvd.
10:30 a.m.-Expectant Moth e r s
Class, 607 Twiggs St.
Noon-Wives' L u n c h e on, 607
Twiggs St.
6 p.m.-Fish Fry, 821 S. Rome
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Music and Singcopation,
607 Twiggs St. Patio Dance,
506 Madison St.
8:30 feature, 214
North Blvd.
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
8:30 p.m.-Hillbilly band, 607
Twiggs St.
Musicale, 506 Madison St.
Party Night, dancing, 214 North
9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madi-
son St.
Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
3. p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony
broadcast, 607 Twiggs St.
4 p.m.-Fireside Party Hour, 214
North Blvd.
4:30 p.m.- Music Study Social
Hour, 607 Twiggs St.
Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave.
7 p.m.- Club Sing, 214 North
7:15 p.m.-"Let's Dis c u ss," 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd.
Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607
Twiggs St.
2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs
7 p.m.-Classical Music, 607
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Games, ping-pong tour-
nament, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska- Sts.
Debating Club (1st and 3d
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Ne-
Spanish Class (2d and 4th
weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Ne-
8:30 p.m.-S ingcopation, 607
Twiggs St.
Special Program, 214 North
Movie, 506 Madison St.
Noon-Wives' Lunch o n, 607
Twiggs St.
7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,607 Twiggs
8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214
North Blvd.
Photo Club (1st and 3d weeks),
214 North Blvd.
Dramatic Club (2d id 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
Blvd. -
9:30 p.m.-Educational Movie and
Typing Class, 710 Harrison St.
Noon-Wives' L u nc h e on, 607
Twiggs St.
7 p.m.- Dance instruction, 214
North Blvd.
7:30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507
Twiggs St.
8 p.m.-Dance, 506 Madison St.
Bridge, 214 North Blvd.
Spanish Class, 710 Harrison St.
8:30 p.m.-Feature Movie and
Camera Club, 214 North Blvd.
Coffe Hour, 706 Twiggs St.
Pfc. Bryan (Bitsy) Grant, for-
mer Davis Cup tennis star, has
been seeing a lot of the USA
since his induction in 1942. He's
now stationed at Jefferson Bar-
racks, Mo., his seventh Army

7:30 p.m.- Bridge Tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tour-
naments, YMHA, Ross and Ne-
braska 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, Florida
Ave. and Madison St.
7:30 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Chris-
tian 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,
game;,, 506 Madison St.
5 p.m.-Navy Mothers Club, 305'/2
Water St.
5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refresh-
ments, Florida Ave. and Tyler
St. First Methodist Church.
6 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian
Service Center, broadcast over
7 p.m.-Vespers Service, Men's
Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro).
8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-
chestra, YMHA,'Ross and Ne-
baska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellow-
ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts.
9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and
Tyler Sts.
7:30 p.m.-Symphony Orchestra
practice, Tampr and Tyler Sts.
8 p.m.- Ping-pong tournament,
YMHA, Ross and Nebraska
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 tourney, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Au-
7:30 p.m.-Ping-pong tournament,
1008 Kay St.
8 p.m.-Community sing, YMHA,
Ross and Nebraska Aves.
9:15 p.m.- Camera Club and
Bridge instruction, 214 North

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 service
Men's Bible Class.
Sunday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.-
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

New Drew Radio

Show Featured
A new Drew Field radio show
entitled "Regards, Private Lobby,"
made its debut on Station WDAE
last Thursday night and will con-
tinue as a regular weekly fea-
ture, Lt. George W. Kluge, Base
assistant special service officer,
The script is the work of Pvt.
C. Franklyn Gulick, while the
leading role is played by Cpl.
Alfred Panetz. The show deals
with the Army life of Pvt. Lobby.
A 25-minute program, it is aired
at 8:30 p.m. every Thursday.
The broadcast is made from the
stage of the bandshell and may be
attended by anyone.


PiN-UP PICTURES, greorl ir c
last received due recognition '
sey Ames won first prize at th
show by the Academy of Mot io
at Hollywood. (International )

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. Gift
wrapping, personal shopping ser-
PIER CENTER. Municipal Pier.
Informal dancing. Game rooms,
pool table, writing rooms, lounges.
Dance instruction Wednesday.
Gift wrapping, personal shopping
USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ-
ing room, pool, games, mailing
service, sewing service, stationery,
shaving service, etc.. Gift wrap-
ping, personal shopping service.
7:30 p.m.-Jook dance, orches-
tra, 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, Tinsley's
9 a.m.-Coffee Hour, Sunday
papers. Home Center. ,
10 a.m.-Leisure Hour, USO
2:30 p.m.-Tea Dance, Orches-..
tra. -USO Club. -I
5 p.m.-Canteen supper. Ho~rj
Center. Snack supper, USO Club.
7 a.m.-Party. Pier Center. In-
formal dancing. USO club.
7:3k p.m.-Dance instruction,
Ralph Case, instructor. Learn the
latest dance steps and dances.
USO Club.
USO Club. Square Dance, Pier
8:30 p.m.-Informal dancing.
7 p.m.-Dance. Airport men
special guests. Pier Center.
Noon-Wives Club Luncheon.
Detroit Hotel. Wives of all en-
listed men cordially invited.
7 p.m.-Dance instruction, Pier
7:30 p.m.-Bingo. Prizes. Serv-
ice men's wives invited. USO
7 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.


diers, WACs and Wives Throughout Week

What ToDoOnDrew

To conserve paper, mimeographed theater schedules no longer will
be distributed to your organization. This listing of theater pro- .
grams, radio broadcasts, And Drew Field entertainment may be,
snipped from the ECHOES and kept handy for ready reference.

.mand by soldiers, have at
iis photo of brunette Ram-
annual still photographers
SPicture Arts and Sciences

S Plant City

eating ,Crystal Springs. Bus
leaves USO 7:30 p.m.
Do As You Please Night."
Something for everyone .to do.
pen house. Victory Belles are
epen house all day. Coffee and
doughnuts, vespers, Friendly
'alk a Letter Home." Send
Home a record for Christmas.
nce at armory. Meet at USO,
;8 p.m.
bowling at American Legion
fAlley. opposite USO.

ILOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op-
bsite Capital Theater). Open
ia.m. to 11 p.m., for the con-
pnience of service men.
Wday and Sunday from 10 a.m.
i 6 p.m. Open week days by
Quest. Directions may be ob-
lined at the Lounge.
LDANCES: Wednesday nights
Qm '8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and
atit'ay from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.-
II. ,'al Auditorium.

Visit Your


Eain beverage,
clothing, and
store 7d St. & Ave. F.
special Orders PX Office, 1st.
-. St. & Ave. B.
No. 1 8th & Ave. A
No. 2 Area F on Ave. J
?4o. 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 2d'& Ave. N
No. 12 Flight Line
No. 15 /West Area
3d F. C. 3 F. C. Hq.
Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence

ree Lodging
The Scottish Rite building, 502
ast Lafayette street, Tampa,
houses a free 50-bed dormitory,
served for service men.

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
No. 1-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts.
No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St.
No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K.
No. 4-1st St. between N & 0 Aves.
No. 5-4th St. between F & G Aves.
No. 6-N Ave. between 9th and 10th
No. 7-Camp DeSoto area.
No. 8--West area.
Theaters 1 and 5.
THE HEAT'S ON: Mae West,
William Gaxton, Victor Moore,
Xavier Cugat and Orch.; RKO-
Pathe News; March of Time.
Theaters 2 and 7
Theaters 3 and 4
Roy Rogers; Sports short; Ter-
ry Toon.
Theaters 6 and 8
ton, Walter Brennan; Ann Bax-
ter, Ann Harding; RKO News.
Theaters 1 and 5
Patrick, Nancy Kelly, Bill
Henry; Magic Carpet; Film
Vodvil; Color cartoon.
Theaters 2 and 7
Theaters 3 and 4
THE HEAT'S ON: (See cast
above.) RKO Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 6 and 8
above.) RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 1 and 5
CONEY ISLAND: Betty Grable,
George Montgomery; Cesar Ro-
mero, Charles Winninger;
Sportscope; Merrie Melodies.
Theaters 2 and 7
above.) RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 3 and 4
THE HEAT'S ON: (See cast
above.) RKO_- Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 6 and 8
(See cast above.) Sports short;
Terry Toon.

Radio Programs

By Drew Field

(All broadcasts now made from
bandshell on Drew Field. Any-
one may observe broadcasts.)
DAY, 7:05 a.m.-WFLA-"Drew
Field Reveille."
THURSDAY, 10:35 a.m. -
WDAE-69th Army Air Force
-Regards, Private Lobby.
SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m.-WFLA
-"Wings and Flashes."
SUNDAY, 12:45 p.m.-WFLA-
"Drew Field Echoes."

Stars Face Draft
Newest Army- bound big
leaguers are Ken Trinkle and
Hugh East, Giant pitchers; Char-
lie Keller, slugging Yankee out-
fielder; Chubby Dean,-Mike Cen-
ter, Henry Edwards and Gene
Woodling of the Cleveland In-
dians; Sherrod Robertson of
Washington; Dee. Moore of the
Phillies; and Dick West, Cincin-
nati catcher.

Theaters 1 and 5
HAPPY LAND: Don Ameche,
Frances Dee, Harry Carey,
Ann Rutherford; Radio Melo-
dies; Community Sing.
Theaters 2 and 7
above.) RKO Pathe News;
Theaters 3 and 4
cast above.) Magic Carpet; Film
Vodvil; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 6 and 8
THE HEAT'S ON: (See cast
above.) RKO Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 1 and 5
HAPPY LAND: (See cast above.)
Radio Melodies; RKO-Pathe
News; Community Sing.
Theaters 2 and 7
Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert
Dekker; Fox and Crow car-
Theaters 3 and 4
above.) Sportscope; Merrie
Theaters 6 and 8
THE HEAT'S ON: (See cast
above.) RKO Pathe. News;
March of Time.
Theaters 1 and 5
above.) Fox and Crow car-
Theaters 2 and 7
THE HEAT'S ON: (See cast
above.) RKO Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 3 and 4
HAPPY LAND: (See cast above.)
Radio Melodies; RKO-Pathe
News; Community Sing.
Theaters 6 and 8
cast above.). Magic Carpet; Film
Vodvil; Color Cartoon.
Theaters 1 and 5
Havilland, Sonny Tufts, Anne
Shirley; Army-Navy Screen
Magazine; RKO-Pathe News.
Theaters 2 and 7
THE HEAT'S ON: (See cast
above.) RKO-Pathe News;
March of Time.
Theaters 3 and 4
HAPPY LAND: (See cast above).
Radio Melodies; RKO-Pathe-
News; Community Sing.
Theaters 6 and 8
above). Sportscope; Merrie
Melodies. '

Service Club No. 2

Music on Records, 8 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Group Singing, 8 p.m.
Bingo, 8:30 p.m.
Dance, 8:15 p.m.
Vaudeville, 8:15 p.m.

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.

. ,,; ,- a ,-

LONESOME DAD T/5 Chester Shippey plays nursemaid to
"Margaret Mary," tiny daughter of Cpl. George A. Willen,
while Mrs. Willen waits outside at "for rent" desk. Read-
ing a late magazine is S/Sgt. Willard Nulter, who found all
of his favorite publications in the attractive sitting room at
607 Twiggs St. Pfc. Robert Jacobs doesn't have to wield that
needle; USO hostesses and visiting wives are glad to tackle
sewing jobs.

THE GANG GATHERS around Martha for a songfest. SPAR
S 1/c Janie O'Niell, WAC Pvt. Mary Lois Haight, and wives
Josie, Kay, Lillian and Helen join service men in vocalizing.
After the songs are over, dry throats may be dampened by
fruit punch from the omni-present pitcher in the hall.

S,.p .

ARTISTS HAVE THEIR DAY in the well lighted art studio
located at the USO, 607 Twiggs St. So' intent on his project
is S/Sgt. Ed Klein that he is hardly aware of Pvt. Mary
H'aight, busily modelling at his side. Finishing-touches are
placed on his painting by Sgt. Felix Peterson. "Art for Fun"
classes are held at the studo Tuesday and Thursday eve-
ninos at 7:30 o'clock.
S|ll I~B ._ i'SS:-S-J

WRAPPING SERVICE for service men, at 312 Madison,
draws Sgt. Joseph Donovon, Sgt. Richard Bennett, and Sgt.
David Thompson. Especially partial to the gift wrapping
problems of Drew men are Mrs. Stanley Campbell, whose
husband, formerly a Drew man, is now overseas, and Mrs.
Gordon, whose husband, Lt. E. C. Gordon, is stationed at



We humbly thank that gu;
who wrote the nize compli
ments to "Wactivities" in thi
week's copy of the WA(
RAG. His sentiments abou
WACs in general were mos
sweet, and said precisely:
what we said last week about
the soldier girls' gift to cam]
The RAG, by the by, seems tc
gain more fans each week, anc
is well worth its popularity
though it keeps us hopping for
news items which have not al-
ready been copped by la Dean. TC
guys and gals who hail front
Minnesota, it's amusing to note
that Leta Dean hails from St
Paul, while we who compete with
her hail from Minneapolis .
and so the feud between the Twir
Cities continues, even between
sisters in the service!
E. B. Howat has been enter-
taining her sister again. This
time, that cute member of the
Howat team brought her friend
"Mac," a beauteous blond pin-
uppable gal, with her. The
three of them, E. B., Butch, and
Mac, make a trio which is
threatening the Andrews sis-
ters-or almost, anyways. Right
cute they'd be, on most any
stage. Us, we spent the entire
time in trying to recruit Mac
and Butch, with the enthusiastic
approval of Lt. Ward. All for
the morale of the boys, of
course, who really showed the
gals a time, at the Service
Club hop on Monday last.
Most fun we've had in a long
time was last Tuesday evening.
Twenty-four members of the
Women's Volunteer Ambulance
Corps of St. Petersburg, re-
splendent in their smart blue uni-
forms, came to visit the girls in
khaki. The dinner, held for the
purpose of inducing some of the
St. Petersburg misses to exchange
blue for OD, produced many
staunch admirers of the "Air
WACs" at Drew.
After a merry song-fest at
mess, the gals adjourned to Bar-
racks 16, which had been mani-
cured, once over lightly, for the
onslaught. While they exclaimed
over our handsome quarters,
models for a GI style show hur-
riedly donned their costumes.
As Cpl. Molly Adams explained
each outfit, Drew gals wearing
everything from green denim fa-
tigues to powder blue WAC pa-
jamas showed off their outfits be-
fore the St. Pete group.
Stealing the show with her
poise and grace, right off the
bat, Lt. Dorothy Porter left
little room for the modeling
talents of Dottie Nordeen, Beth
Murray, Judy Taylor, Leta
Dean, E. B. Howat, and the
other gals who so gallantly do-
nated their time and talent to
the occasion.
Pfc. Jean Jedde, who loaned
us her piano-playing boy friend,
was a pal indeed, though it meant
that Nordeen had to tone down
her famous "strip tease" whereby
she had formerly exhibited to
feminine WAC prospects the
coffee colored rayon lingerie
worn by GI maids!
Hit of the evening was Cpl.
Judy Taylor, who kept the Am-
bulance Corps interested with her
report of the activities of the fa-
mous Arboretum WACs when
they were members of the com-
bat crew.
At the request of Ambulance
Corps Captain Alice Satter-
thwaite, it was agreed the vis-
itors might see a typical Drew
Field PX. Squaring her
shoulders and swallowing hard,
Lt. Doris 0. Ward led the pa-
rade right into the midst of a
typical payday celebration at
PX No. 1. And how the guys
and gals loved it!
While the visitors gaily ac-
cepted cokes and ice cream from
the eager GIs, who hadn't seen
so many attractive gals at one
time in an age, Lts. Porter and
Ward beamed at each other.. The
evening, thanks to everyone's co-
operation, was a big success!

COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP, Drew Field commander, okays
the trip ticket of Bus Driver Maynard Cray, who took the
first GI bus out of the new depot.


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motor pool officer, said that camp
busses were scheduled to meet
all incoming Tampa busses.
"We will operate on a 10-.
minute schedule the same as
downtown busses during the peak
hours," he said, "And during the
slack periods we'll drop to a 15-
minute run.
The Bus Depot is located cen-
trally on the Post, thereby giv-
ing a majority of soldiers a well-
located station.
The camp busses are rerouted
to cover all areas of the Base.
"We're watching our route," Lt.
Fisher said, "And if we can better
the conditions in any .way we'll
do it."

Downtown busses will not stop
after leaving the Depot until they
reach Tampa. Drivers of the huge
,commercial vehicles were pleased
over Tuesday's initial runs,
claiming the movement of soldiers
was considerably shorter than the
old method.
Soldiers commented on the sta-
tion and pointed out that they
new could go to town during in-
clement weather without injuring
their clean uniforms.
Northbound camp busses can
make the circle about their areas
in approximately 40 minutes.
Southbound busses take about 30
minutes. Southbound busses re-
verse their route after 5 p.m.



Fifty Air-WACs from the Drew Field Detachment,
headed by Lt. Doris Ward, commanding officer, marched in
Tampa Friday night, climaxing the current WAC recruit-
ing drive in this area.
Following the parade, Major from' the Tampa MP detachment
Winthrop Stevens, commander of and a 50-piece military band from
the Air-WAC caravan from Max- Maxwell Field, the WACs pre-
well Field, spoke to an audience sented a spirited showing to
of Tampa citizens assembled in civilians, lined along the side-
the city auditorium, walks'for more than a mile, who
The march began at Franklin applauded as the women-soldiers
and Tyler streets and paraded passed by.
through Franklin street to La- WAC units of jeeps, armored
fayette, then west to Plant Park cars, antiaircraft cars, antitank
where the rally was held. Led and other mobile gun units, which
by a jeep and three staff cars were a part of the Air-WAC

Diesel Engine.

At Work Here

The Base Transportation
Office has received a new
Diesel locomotive from the
General Electric Company,
with Major Anthony A. May,
Base transportation officer,
accepting it in behalf of Drew
The new engine replaces the
old-style locomotive that has
been in service since the start of
the railroad yard. The Diesel was
brought direct to Drew from the
GE plant at Erie, Pa.
The Diesel weighs 80 tons, has
two 250-horsepower engines and
can pull 70 loaded freight cars. It
can hit a top speed of 60 miles an
hour, while its average running
speed'is 35 miles an hour. The
locomotive can operate on one or
both engines.
Salus C. Day, chief engineer of
the yard since January 1, 1942,
and in charge of the locomotive
during the day was pleased with
the new addition. "This should
speed up our runs to the junc-
tion," said Day. "All we have to
do now is to dig a pit so we can
service it." Day worked with the
Seaboard 20 years before assum-
ing the chief engineer's job here.
Corporal Joe Elias, who is
yardmaster, worked for the
Lackawanna railroad 14 years,
Joe is new chief engineer on the
night shift.
The new Diesel will be used to
switch cars on the field and to
connect loaded freight cars with
Seaboard trains at the junction.

caravan completed the parade,
with the music of Drew Field,
MacDill Field, Third Air Force,
and Maxwell Field bands setting
the pace.
Members of the caravan were
called to the auditorium stage to
explain why they had enlisted
in the Air-WACs, along with
members of the local recruiting
S Answers to
1. Because when we have a
crescent moon, the entire moon is
still there, but we don't see it.
The moon is nearer to us than
the stars and we can't see through
2. No. (Four feet squTae means
a rectangle four feet long on each
side-whose area is sixteen square
feet. Four square feet means any
group of rectangles that may
measure four feet on one side
and one on the other-or 2x2-
so long as their area is four
square feet.)
3. The newspaper started as a
piece of wood, the dollar bill as
a bundle of rags.
4. The fig tree. (It bears fruit
two or three times a season if cli-
matic and other conditions are
5. Milk. (A skim forms on top
and keeps the hot gases from
bursting. The protein quality of
milk causes it to foam.)
6. Write.
7. Ann Sothern the hostess;
James Cagney-the guest.
8. Lake Michigan is the only
one which doesn't touch Canada.
9. Blueberries, Concord grapes,
huckleberries, etc.
10. Beaten up eggs, sugar and

501st Presents

Conduct Awards

To 174 Soldiers

One hundred and seventy-four more "on-the-ball" lads
from the 501st Regiment are proudly displaying their red-
and-white Good Conduct ribbons this week, having re-
ceived them during inspection last Saturday. Men were se-
lected "because of their outstanding, exact and faithful per-
formance of their duties." The justly proud lads are listed

at the end of this column.
S/Sgt. Russell L. Geary and
Louis Yarc; T/3 Vilas Miller;
Sgts. Alvin Aungst, James Fehr-
man, Arthur Kean and Richard
Mueller; T/4's Guy Bradley,
James Crivelli, John Early, Nels
Hansen and John Holt; Cpls.
Glenn Borders, Frank Barr Jr.
and Clifford Taylor; T/5's Park
Anderson, Geglio Carello, Everett
Centner, August Buchert, Car-
mello Messina, Nicola Poilucci,
Nicola Garone, Clifford Cockroft,
Harold Hout, Frank Natrowicz,
Lawrence Stevenson, William
Hayes, Charles Manning, Pete
Sorce and Dave Van Belt; Pfcs.
William Faude, Richard Lewis,
Hines Morris, James Warsing,
Willie Franklin, Charles Bare,
Louis Lualdi and Ewell. Reaves;
Pvts. James Barton, Richard
Lake, Donald McLaren, Paul
Schadowald, Raymond Storer,
George Ward, Marvin Expervier,
Albert Letourneau, John Majew-
ski,. Clarence Snyder, Raymond
Thornburg and Clyde White.
Sgts. John, Canning and James
Schneiderhan; T/4's Raymond
Orr and Martin Stoss; Cpls. John
Anderson, David Cain, Edward
Hnidy, John Bown, George
Doubek, Lester Metz, Charles
O'Donnell, George White and
John Sell; T/5's Pete Barth, Nel-
son Easton, Franhi Humpola, Dale
Lalley, James Muir, John Quig-
ley, Harold Rogers, Chester
Shippee, Robert Thomas, William
Blackledge, James Acorn, William
Herberger, Paul King, Kenneth
Lott, Wallace Payne, Millard
Homer Sanders Jr., Oscar
Thomas and Edgar Wyant; Pfcs.
Frank Blackmere, George Down-
ey, Raymond Foster, Frank Gulli,
Ralph Parker. William Rick,
Lawrence Wilkerson, Forrest
Brown, Glen Dudley, Clarence
Gillis, Winston Lee, Nilio Ron-
janen and Grat Rose Jr.: Pvts.
Earl Chambers, Grover Combs,
Harvey Delfs, Howard Haymaker,
George Heddy, Shew Louie, Wil-
liam Maner.
Emidio More, Melvin O'Rourke,
John Rago. Girvose Tucker, Ro-
man Wasicki, Lee Auriemma,
LeRoy Clemons, William Carey.
Alvin Falish, Mark Heck. Rudolf
Jaeschke, George Luke.-Harrison
Miller, Glen Nelson. -'Godfrey
Quickbear, Walter Schiller, Fred-
die Underwood and James Wells.
T/Sgt. Elwood Atkisson; S/Sgt.
Anthony Toskas Jr.: Sgt. Ray-
mod Reed: T/4's Vergil Smart,
Irving Cutler and Arthur Van
Lill Jr.: Cpls. John DeArmitt,
Edward Schoenberg and William t
Hutchison: T/5's Robert Crider, 1
Frank Freese, Thomas James,
Paul Maher. Norman Stevens,
Anthony Bascone, William Do-
meck, Uno Hegfors.- Domenic
Lucia and Allard Mogg: Pfcs.
David Baumann, Gerald Carna-
ha, Cloyd Clare.
Glenn Fee, James HIpll, Leslie
Olson. Edward Van, Edgar Wil-
son Jr., Jerome Balm, Robert
Bruce, Dewey Cose, Marcus
Dunefsky, Menlo Giggs, Harold
Letterman. Robert Thomson and
Robert Whitehair; Pvts. Emanuel
Friedman, William Maher, Burn-
ham Perry, Irving Silverman,
Donald Culbertson, Orlin Knut-
son, Nathan Mandel, Rosario
Sanchez and John Weis. b
S/Sgt. Edtward Sonnenfeld; S
Cpls. Stephen Austin and Jack f
Rightweiser; T/5's Joseph Bagien- I
ski and Joseph Settler; Pfcs. Nor- I
man Van Ness and Fred Ciprich; 1
and Pvt. Dominick Ferraro. a


THREE 396th
(Continued from Page 1)

manding General of the Fifth
Air Force, Corporal Charles R.
McBride will be awarded the
Air Medal.
The citation accompanying the
award said: "For meritorious
achievement while participating
in an aerial flight north of New
Guinea on August 13, 1942.
Corporal McBride was the side
gunner on a B-17E type aircraft
which was engaged on a lone'
reconnaissance mission searching
for a Japanese' convoy. When the
convoy of two destroyers and five
transports was sighted Corporal
McBride helped to shadow it for
four hours.
"In the face of intense and ac-
curate anti-aircraft fire and in-
terception by three enemy Zero
fighters, Corporal McB'r i de
manned his guns and aided ma-
terially in repelling the enemy's
"His aircraft maintained con-
tact with the convoy despite the
unfavorable weather and heavy
rains which made flying by in-
struments necessary, until our
seven bombers reached the area
and were led over the enemy
"After the run had been com-
pleted this crew continued to ob-
serve the convoy for almost, an
hour, until a reduced gas supply
forced their return to an ad-
vanced base. Corporal McBride's
courage and' skill in the per-
formance of this reconnaissance
mission despite adverse weather
conditions and enemy opposition
are in keeping with the finest
traditions of the Service."
McBride's hame is at Wallace,
Sergeant Ignatius E. Berran
will be awarded the Air Medal
for meritoriouss achievement while
participating in aerial flights in
the Southwest Pacific Area from
December 8, 1941, to November 8,
1942. During this period, Ser-
geant Berran participated in more
than 100 hours of operation flight
missions during which hostile
contact was probable and ex-
S"These flights included long-
range bombing missions against
enemy airdromes and installations
and attacks on enemy naval
vessels and shipping."
Berran's home is at Shamokin,
The reviewing party for the
ceremonies will include Brigadier
General James E. Parker, Com-
manding General of the Third
Bdmber Command. MacDill Field;
Col. Allen W. Reed, supervisor of
training, heavy bombardment
program, Third Bomber Com-
mand; Col. Melvin B. Asp. Drew
Field commander; Lt. Col. Fred
r. Crimmins, commanding officer
of the 396th; Lt. Col. Jack W.
Hughes, deputy commanding of-
Eicer of the 396th; Capt. Warren
B. Murphy, S-1 of the 396th:
Major Harold T. Green, S-2 of
the 396th; Major Claude N. Burc-
key, S-3 of the 396th, and Capt.
Edward T. Oliver, S-4 of the

Ex-Baseball Stars
With Coast Guard
The U. S. Coast Guard Station
it Manhattan Beach, N. Y., should
be able to field a pretty fair
baseball team next pring. Sta-
ioned there are Mikey Witek and
Sid Gordon, former Giant in-
fielders; EdLevy, ex-Yankee first
baseman; Gar Del Savio and
Hank Sauer of the Cincinnati
Reds; and Randy Gumpert, New-
ark pitcher.



Blow It Out

501st Poet

Tells Bugler

Poetry rears its ugly head
again this week in the 501st,
from the pen of Pfc. Malcolm
Gressman, who suggests the
following is ideal for late-at-
night harmonizing in the la-
trine, sung to the tune of
I know that I no more shall
A- voice so softly to my ear.
A voice that whispers to arise
And tells of dawn and sunlight
A voice come from a mother's
To rouse me gently from my
Beasts are up betimes, but
They are beasts and we are
I'd rather lie in bed you know
Than hear some damned old
bugler blow.
"Welcome home" to one of our
newest corporals, Frank Barr Jr.,
who reports that Birmingham is
a GI paradise for furloughing;
says the girls there do the
whistling 'tis said a certain
First Sergeant in Headquarters
and Headquarters Company takes
his daily calisthenics doing road-
work around the day-room pool
.. Another Birmingham booster,
Pfc. Al Mixon, is just back from
furlough, ard with his lovely
wife. .... Pfc. Jacob Cook came
back from "Deep in the Heart
of-" just in time to pick up the
lettuce he won dn a football' pool
Another of the new Cor-
porals, Robert McRose, spent his
furlough in Ohio and Cpls.
Bertagnoli and Jenner just got
back in time for pay day.
If Pfc. Alex Radford, who must
belong to the Duke University
Chamber of Commerce, is still
wondering what dastardly GI tied
down his bunk t'other eve, he
need look no further than across
the aisle in Headquarters.
Sgt. Bill Tilley of First Re-
porting Company objects to such
names being tacked onto his out-
fit as "Happy Valley" and "Sick,
Lame and Lazy"-says Tilley:
"We're a bunch of tough GI's"
S. Good news came in a double
dose at Headquarters last week-
Lt. Charley Walker back at his
desk after a siege with the medi-
cos, and Sgt. Major Neil (Cor-
nelius J.) O'Shea needed only one
day to throw off the effects of
what could have been a serious
Could it be Sgt. Al Aung has
joined the Echoes' staff?-he ans-
wered the phone that way, much
to the consternation of a certain

Officers' Wives

Club to Give

infants Gifts

Officers' Offspring aren't born
with silver spoons in their
mouths, but a silver spoon, or
some other appropriate small
token, is among the first presents
given the babies and their mamas.
A special feature of the Drexv
Field Officers' Wives Club, little
gifts have been presented to new
mothers throughout the two years
of the club's existence, Mrs.
Eleanor Lewis, chairman of the
"cheer" committee, said today.
Although Mrs. Lewis and the
ladies who work with her try to
contact each new arrival, they
would appreciate your aid. If
your wife, or the wife of some
officer you know, is going to have
a baby, please call Mrs. Lewis,
H-47143, so that the Wives' Club
may contact her.
Service in the Canadian Army
hasn't harmed the track form of
Sgt. Gerard Cote, the cinder star.
Cote recently covered the 26-mile
course of the ninth annual Yon-
kers (N. Y.) marathon in two
hours, 38 minutes and 25.3 sec-
onds to repeat a victory he first
won in 1940.

American Ingenuity

AIRCRAFT WARNING TROOPS carry a variety of weapons
and the problem of too many armament racks has plagued
the cannon packin' boys of the 4th SAW. So, Lt. Andrew
R. McCoy, armory officer, and S/Sgt. Alfred Norwat, chief
armorer, used a hammer, saw and a few ideas to construct
new tamper-proof multiple racks. They are shown here
with three types of the racks, which have been approved by
'Third Air Force. One type holds 15 of the '03-A1 or A-3
Springfields, 1917 Enfields or BARs. A shorter rack can
hold 20 carbines or tommy guns, and another type, though
it looks like previous models, cannot be Jimmy Valentined
by anyone, even its inventors. Designs for the racks were
by T/5 Robert E. Krajci and T/5 Frank C. Murta. Old
racks will be kept in use, but in the future the armory will
feature the real "McCoy."

853 Detachment

Ready for Party

Once again the 853d Signal Service Detachment is pre-
paring for a party, and this time the arrangements are in
the large and capable hands of Private Leslie Ruggles, our
Nebraska cornhusker. Just to be different, this time our
regular monthly shindig will be held at another location.
We don't think the change in location should make any
difference to our boys, and a good time should be had by all.
Who do you think made the
headlines this week, but the quiet
and retiring Pfc. "Red" Rice. Meet the Friend
"Red" did it the hard way, too,
by becoming the pappy of a six
and one-half pound bouncing I
baby girl. At last reports, mother
and child were doing well. Pine-
ville, Ky., papers please copy.
Our volleyball tournament fin-
ished in a blaze of glory, with the
Warehouse and Office teams fin-
ishing in a tie. Until the last day
it seemed as though the Office
team would be the winner, but on
the final day of the tournament,
the lowly Telephone which had
failed to win a single game up
to that time, pulled a stunning
upset by defeating the Office BELIEVING HIS OWN
team in a thrilling overtime game. HONEY to be the ideal
Just as soon as conditions per- Drew Field pinup girl, Pvt.
mit, the Warehouse and Office
teams will meet in a playoff game T. S. Fluegel of the 314th
to determine the champion team submits the above photo of
of the detachment. the de-lovely Miss Jeanne
For the first time in his more Rensel to back up his belief.
than two years in the Army,
Warrant Officer Charlie Boyle and they should be able to do at
has taken a furlough. It's about least as well. Those taking the
time. Charlie is about the hard- course include, T/3 Joe Basnight,
est worker in the outfit, and Pfc. "Senator" Wheeler and Pvt.
has been since the days when Jim Skelly. Ooops, we almost
he was an enlisted man. frrrnt M ainr Swanson He's tak-

Pretty soon those lucky fellows
who have Christmas furloughs
will be taking off. They are
namely: T/4 S. S. Kennon to Ox-
ford, Miss (by motorcycle of all
things); "Chaplain Charlie" Par-
lier, or should we call him "Nasty
Newt," to Parlier, Cal.; Lloyd
Scarbrough to Concord, Tenn.
(plus Mrs. Scarbrough, of course);
Pfc. Winnell Shores to Manches-
ter, Tenn.; Pvt. Dino Canosio
(Dennis O'Leary) to little old
N. Y., and finally Murray Put-
man plus wife to.Ohio City, O.
Hope you all of you have the
swellest times possible.
Our first batch of marksmen
have finally finished their course
and three of them emerged with
creditable scores. T/5 "Butter"
Bissette had a fine score of 159,
Dino J. Canosio had one point
less, 158, and Pfc. Jack Martin,
the clam-digger, qualified with a
score of 144. Our next group is
now undergoing the same course

ing it, too, just like the rest of
the fellows.

Phone Facilities

Get Expansion

Public phone booths for serv-
ice personnel have been increased
at the Peninsular Telephone com-
pany, it was announced yesterday.
The five additional booths were
installed for soldiers who found it
near-impossible to obtain such
accommodations. The office is
located one block behind the
Tampa Post Office. Hours are
from 6 p.m. to midnight daily and
Sunday from 1 p.m. to midnight.
About 6,000 tons of steel and
300 million board feet of lumber
will be saved in a year by the
reduction of types and the reuse
of old wooden containers for ship-
ping fresh fruits and vegetables.

Turkeys, Guests,

Soldiers Shine

At 588th Feed

The big news of the week at 588th SAW concerned the
get together of enlisted men, officers, wives, parents and
guests for Thanksgiving dinner served at Mess Hall 20.
In fact, the news was so big it hit the news section of
the Tampa Tribune, pictures and all. The hall was decked
out with table cloths, and grinning waiters. Entering the
hall, everyone was agreeably, surprised with the beauty
of the decorations and the mixed aroma ef pine and roast

Hundreds of pretty wives and
girl friends did much to add to
the beauty and color of the suy-
roundings. Present also were
the motor pool's six WACs.
It was discovered that the fe-
male GI is just as much chow
hound as the male. Another spot
of color was added by five
Marines, one of whose comments
was "No thanks, I haven't room
for two dishes of ice cream!"
After that we knew the meal was
a success.
A new round of cigars popped
up a few days ago with three
officers rating those new and
shiny silver bars. New 1st
Looeys are Lts. Gilbert H. Bertie,
CO of Company A; William F.
Burke, Jr., CO of Headquarters
Company, and Llewellyn Helsley,
Assistant Adjutant. Congratula-
tions and lots of luck with the
new rank.
ODDS AND ENDS: Congratu-
lations to newly appointed 1st
Sgt. Jim Smith of Headquarters
Company. Looks natural to see
Jim's secretarial spread in the
driver's seat The battalion
finds itself momentarily without
an Executive Officer; Capt.
Harold Foss, noted for his former
work as director of the battalion
motor school and pool, having
been transferred to the 721st .
1st Sgt. Dick Dray of Company
A having a difficult time bal-
ancing his duties between the
company and that better company
at the Tampa Terrace T/5
Frank A. Fimowicz's wife just ar-
rived from Maryland.
Nicest advances of the month
go to the Smiths-Edward and
Sidney, both T/5s and both of
Company C. They were accepted
as Warrant Officers (jg) on the
same day.
SNot a tip for everyone named
Smith to apply, just a correlation
in ability All of the battalion's
best wishes go to Staff Sgt. Dick
Rihm of Company A, the man
who held down the Sergeant
Major's desk for those many long,
dark days of the school's early
Dick has been transferred to
the 5th Training Battalion .
Plaudits again go to that hard
working crew of the T. & T. De-
partment who slaved away both
night and day to change over the
battalion telephone net. They
are T/Sgt.- Ira Lowman, S/Sgt.
Eric Gaich, S/Sgt. Ivan Dibugo,
S/Sgt. John "Sack" Loth and Sgt.
Jim Russell .,. Sgt. Richard
"Nova" Novakofski, Co. A Supply
sergeant, hit the jack pot by win-
ning the ECHOES football con-
test five weeks out of seven.
Nova now has smoker's cough
and a pocketful of change .
Pfc. Harold Bosworth has been
hanging around Walgreen's lately.
The answer is the cute little red-
headed number who works there
.. After working together for
over a year, Sgt. Frank Robert
D'Oria, message center, and Cap-
tain Frank Robert Delaney dis-
covered the similarity of their
given names and initials.
T/Sgt. Pete L. Lamanna was mar-
ried in Philly while on furlough
and returned with the wife, for-
merly Rose M. Calabratti, just in
time to enjoy Thanksgiving din-
ner. Company C has two more
men on furlough heading for that
marriage noose T/4 James T.
Flannery and Pvt. Ernest Gadsby
. Pfc. Voyde Stafford of Com-
pany B is now collecting separate
rations. Asked to comment on
married life, he and the wife
both chorused, quote "Oh boy,"
unquote Congratulations and
new allotments to Sgt., Homer C.
"Snuffy" Henderson and 7/5
Frank W. Burris, proud papas of
two healthy new tax exemptions.


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enter the war, providing Rus-
sia will offer certain territorial
guarantees. In view of recent
events, the latter provision ap-
pears well within the realm of
Meanwhile, as armchair strat-
egists dreamed, battle reports
served notice that the war is far
from won. Montgomery's valiant
Eighth Army, having breached
the German defense line along
the Sangro river, continued to ad-
vance behind the usual terrific
artillery and air bombardments.
The Sangro line on the east was
definitely smashed, but gains con-
tinued to be measured in a few

miles or yards as the Tommies
fought their way northward,
taking Castel Frentano and Lan-
ciano and forever pushing toward
the vital port of Pescara.
The Nazis outflanked and
forced to retreat, began demolish-
ing Cassino, on the central front,
and Clark's British and Amer-
icans opened another offensive,
which by the middle of the week
had taken Mt. Carminio and Mt.
Magiore, overlooking the ancient
Appian way to Rome.
In Russia, the Red Army con-
tinued to hammer away at the
key rail junction of Zhlobin, on
the road to Minsk, and at Cher-
kassy, a hundred miles southeast
of Kiev, where the Germans re-
ported a major break-through
Tuesday. Fighting in the central
Korosten sector remains an un-
known quantity, but the Soviets
were assumed to have stalled that
German counter offensive. The
whole picture remains encour-
aging, but Allied military experts
are still waiting anxiously for the
famed Russian winter.
The great Allied air offensive,
after leveling a third of Ber-
lin, continued on a moderate
scale. Sohlingen, steel-plating
center in the Ruhr, was bombed
again, and Berlin received an-
other blasting which left half
of the city in ruins. American
and RAF bombers rounded out
the week by raiding industrial
targets in France. Allied air
activity, however, was relative-
ly light, and although German
fighter strength is being
thinned, losses are high enough
to warrant sober reflection.
In like vein, news from the
Pacific suggests possibilities
rather than definite victories.
Kenney's bombers have estab-
lished a degree of superiority in
the area off New Ireland and
Bouganville Island as evidenced
by a smashing raid on Rabaul and
the sinking of a Jap transport and
tanker in those waters on Decem-
ber 1. The New Guinea land of-
fensive moved methodically for-
ward as the Australians took
Bonga and Wareo a few miles
northeast of Finschaffen. Else-
where, American bombers were
active over Rangoon in Burma;
from the new bases in the Gil-
berts they hit Jap airfields and
installations in the Marshall
Islands. The whole Pacific Thea-
ter is the constant scene of land,
sea and air action, but the tre-
mendous distances involved so far
have defied decisive engagements.




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Finance Soldiers

Relax Following

Christmas Payday

With the pride that goes
with a job well done, the
men of this Finance Detach-
ment were pleased to see all
the happy faces around the
field on this, the pre-Christ-
mas payday. Congratulations
to the paying officers for
making every effort to pay
Every man. We would have
liked to put a little extra in
each man's envelope, but then
there are regulations and war
is without sentiment.
Our lovely Miss Mary Delzangle,
in charge of the War Bond Sec-
tion, reports the usual additional
purchase of War Bonds by the
officers and enlisted men of this
field. If you are in doubt as to
the proper gift for anyone, don't
hesitate-buy War Bonds and
guarantee the spirit of Christmas
for all times.
In the absence of our scriber,
Joe Falconer, more familiarly
known to the boys of the de-
tachment as "Crumpy," this col-
umn is being edited by con-
sensus. Joe "Crumpy" Falco-
ner, the Finance Walter Win-
chell, is at present on furlough
in California.
There is quite a lot to say about
'the lad, however, our "commis-
sioned censorship" would never
consent to it being printed. It is
rumored that Sgt. Falconer cor-
responds with a very nice ex-
civilian employee of this office
who is attending Florida State
College for Women at Tallahas-
see. Those who frequent the
Terrace probably saw them to-
gether quite often. Every mem-
ber of this detachment anxiously
awaits Sgt. Falconer's wedding
day. (Even "Doc" Hevia and
Many officers have wondered
who the "Blon'ie" working in Of-
ficers' Pay Section IS! Well, the
young lady has requested that
her identity be kept secret and
it shall be done. Satisfied Jeanne?
We all would like to know
who the young lady from Base
Intelligence is, that was seen
at Thanksgiving dinner with
Sgt. "Dusty" Rhodes. Don't
worry, "Dusty," we won't tell
Juanita. Sgt. Irvin Peckett has
acquired the well-known "Far
Away Look" in his eyes.
They tell us that her name is
Ann Bakrow, from Rochester,
N. Y. Sgt. Murry "Porky" Slater
finds it "such a pleasure" to ride
in Cpl. Boland's convertible. Sgt.
SRobert "Pretty Boy" Ault would
like to be taught how to dance.
Any nice young lady interested
can apply by calling Extension
242. They tell us that Sgt. Gene
A. Knowles is pretty much inter-
ested in a civilian employee at the
Sgt. Majors Office, Station Hos-
pital we won't tell D. B.,
Gene. Sergeant Mykytiuk is still
the man about town on Saturday
evening. His secret is the well-
known perfume a la "Evening in
Ybor City."
For Finance Service after office
hours see our most eligible bach-
elors at the Rainbow Tavern.
Everyone is wondering what has
happened to the love affair be-
tween S/Sgt. Jack Gladney and
that charming Miss at Hq. 3d
Fighter Command. Ahem! that's
your cue D. B.

Cpl. Janowski

Pfc. Kirk

GasMask Doesn't Hinder 1st AW Scribe
I feel like a cross between a man from Mars and a goon, writing this column wear-
ing a gas mask. We're all required to wear our masks continuously for four hours, and
believe me it's no picnic. I'm sweating bullets. We don't know who we're talking to
half the time, and it may lead to complications if we're not careful.
We're all going out to fire the
carbine, a few at a time of course, retary, Cpl. Hoffart. Cronin is 6 h B nd
the work has to keep rolling as always engrossed in a book of
the change from the office rou- some kind, and doesn't wish to I Id W al
tine. In spite of being pencil be disturbed. Wonder if all
pushers, they're pretty good all that reading is doing any good?m Para A
around soldiers, and are setting r ra A
a good mark with the carbine. We're on the right road to hav- F 1
Pfc. Tony Gonsalves, Pfc. Wil- ing a crack basketball team. We
sher and Sgt. Frank Capozzi are have a bunch of ex-stars, and the
all back from furlough none the
worse for the trip, but much only setback is getting the Rec
better. Their morale got a great Hall to play in. Sgt. Stone of.Jock Takes Off
lift when they were home. Spec. Serv. is still working on
the necessary arrangements, and
FROM HEAVEN? when he does get the Rec. Hall By S/SGT. J. F. SUSZYNSKI
Sergeant Felix Noble hooked we should see some great things, Pfc. Gus DeRidder of the
his mess cup onto his belt waiting because the boys talk a good 69th AAF. Band, found his
on the chow lines, and suddenly game.
it felt very heavy. He looked Greater love hath no man. way to downtown Tampa on
down, and saw his cup full of Private Dunn of Message Center three successive days during
pennies. Felix looked so helpless, writes book reports for his girl the past wee, and for awhile
that everybody thought he was back home who needs them for te pa week and or awhie
making a collection, and donated. school. Private Dunn, our ad- it seemed as though Gus had
Private Perry's girl wrote vice is to let your girl write her t a k e n an example from
own book reports, so she doesn't
him she has a new beau, an have time to go out with 4Fs. T/Sgt. Ellie "Casanova" Ea-
accountant. Perry wrote back LOVE ON PHONE ton and forsaken the life of
that she should watch her fig- The reason why Pfc. Bland is a hermit.
ure. Those accountants are walking around in a daze these However, the trips to town
wizards with figures. days is because he's got a chick were strictly in line of duty. The
Anybody wishing to speak o in Chicago that's burning up the "LD" was the promotion and
wires calling him and getting premiere of the movie, "This Is
Cpl. Cronin will please make writer's cramp. It's really a beau- the Army," for the benefit of the
an appointment with his sec- tiful romance. 9 Army Emergency Relief Fund.

Florida Sun Pleases

592d Fortress Men

The exodus of the 396th Bombardment Group from
Moses Lake, Wash., brought to Drew Field one of the finest
organizations of its kind. We feel that the standards fol-
lowed at Moses Lake will shine as much as the Florida sun,
and that's saying very much, because we are very well
pleased with our new home and know that the southern
hospitality extended us is ours as gentlemen.
Florida we are glad to be here,
may our parting expression be as is the reason why he is criticized
kind and warm as our welcome, by none and liked by all.
We now have to get down to
our organization news and what If you have anything more to
have you, so here we go: add, go to it! We would run out
What is now the nucleus of our of adjectives trying. Yes, of
592d Bomb Squadron we feel course I might notify the public
you should know. that the bronzed southern coun-
Capt. George L. Simmons has tenance of which I speak is none
returned as Squadron Command- other than First Lt. William L.
er. We know that he will be Ray, a product of Florida. He
given your full co-operation as is at present enjoying a well
has been given in the past. We deserved leave.
are operating under a different Master John also shows his
"set up," but our past record will face around the grapefruit
meet with all requirements of trees, with his eyes as colorful
any Air Force; so boys let's stick as the Florida oranges-"color
together as in the past, and give added." He went into a swoon
him an organization he will be when he left his Spokane gal,
proud to command. but just wait until he gets
Capt. Worley S. Lon, the around to falling for one of
Capt. Worley S. Lyon, these "Southern Belles"
"Gent With the Genial Smile," these southernn Belles.
has done a commendable job "Massa John" is, of course, our
during the absence of Captain genial First Sergeant, John Yen-
Simmons. He is still with us sko. He is always glad to assist
and we might say at this time the Chaplain, so if you have any
that we hope to keep him. He troubles, please feel that you are
is' always glad to see you pro- free, welcome and invited to
vided you can match his smile, pour out your sorrows. He will
Last, but not least, we come to comfort you.
our Squadron Adjutant. You Boys, you might as well under-
boys need no introduction to him, stand once and forever that you
because many of you have faced cannot go to Base Classification
him before. As Squadron Ad- under the pretext of being re-
jutant, you get to know him bet- classified. We know that there
ter than any other officer. Yes, is a charming little WAC T/5
we know just what you are going working there, but she h1as other
to say before the following is work to do-during working
read. One of the finest ever ap- hours.
pointed as Squadron Adjutant. Signal Corps we salute you, a
One cannot say that he is easy swell bunch of fellows, and a fine
going, because he knows just organization. May you always be
where and when; which of course greeted as you greeted us!

The Air-WACs recruiting
parade took Gus, and the rest
of 'the band, into town on
another evening of the same
week. The Maxwell Field Band
was featured on this occasion,
along with the 465th AAF Band
(Drew Field's "Signal" Band),
the MacDill Field Band, and
our own 69th AAF Band.
Pvt. Henry "Mitch" Miceli re-
turned from his Lodi, N. J., fur-
lough in time to twirl the baton
during this impressive show. Pvt.
Jock Giacomucci acted as "navi-
gator" for the trucks transporting
the 69'ers to the scene of the
parade-when the parade dis-
banded, the trucks were nowhere
in sight and the gang almost had
to walk back to Drew Field.
Meanwhile, Miss N. Leland,
hostess at Service Club No. 1, was
chewing her nails to the accom-
paniment of the juke box rhythms
-the 69'ers Dance Orchestra was
a "bit" late of its regular Service
Club date that evening. Jock
would rather play guitar or bass,
than be a navigator.
While Sgt. .ordon Booth is en-
joying his furlough up in Warren,
Pa., Cpl. Russ Hoier has been
leading the dance orchestra.
There have been many requests
for Russ' original composition
and classy arrangement of "Ross
Crosstown" at recent dances.
Wonder if "Trudy," the real rea-
son for Russ riding the Ross
street trolley car, will share in
the royalties-after all, the factor
of inspiration is an important one
in creative genius.
Pvt. Jimmy Heffner of the
588th Signal AW Battalion has
been playing piano with Pfc.
Jerry Becker's dance combo
while Pvt. Art Carchedi has
been checking on the conduct
of national and international
affairs in Washington, D. C.
Pvt. Frank Zecchino, former-
ly violinist with the Boston
Symphony Orchestra, chose a
novel way to commemorate
"Pearl Harbor Day"-Frank
started his furlough on.Dec. 7.

Favorite Melody

Sung Each Month

By Drew Soldiers

"How about loaning me a
five 'till pay day?" is heard
so often at Drew, especially
on the Echoes staff, that we
set out to find on what the
GI's spent their money.
Three men and two WACs were
picked at random and questioned
on the subj.ect. Invariably, after
a slight pause, they asked, "Shall
I tell the truth?"
They did!
Private Edgar E. Rajotte, 576th:
"I spend a lot when I have a
pass, but we don't get passes
often enough. Usually I take a
little trip when I do have an op-
portunity. I like a drink occa-
sionally, and I get rid of quite
a lot of cash on cigarettes. I
smoke one and one-half packs a
day-but, don't tell the Medics."
Corporal Dale L. Donkin, 588th
SAW, said: "I'm from Shady-
side, Ohio. I got married and
made a down payment on a home
up there before I joined the
Army. Most of my money, as you
can see, is used in paying for that
Private First Class Gilbert R.
Schwarz, 314th: "Well, I loan
about half to my buddy, because
he's a wolf and I'm not. I'm the
very generous type, dontcha
think? I go skating three or four
times a week and see a football
game, now and then, with the re-
We were interested to find that
the WACs spend their money on
almost the same things as the
Corporal Jean Jianowski, a
stock chaser on the line: "That
question is easy to answer. I
spend mine on movies, cigarettes,
an occasional drink, roller skating
and gifts for the folks at home."
Private First Class Thelma
Kirk, nurses aid at Base Hospital,
"What do I spend my money
on? Well, partly on entertain-
ment. I go to town, and to the
beaches as often as possible. I
attend the movies quite regularly
and I like to go out for dinner
sometimes. I spend some on hose
and cosmetics. Above all, I buy
war bonds."

AW Inaugurates

Colorful Formal

Guard Mount

AWUTC inaugurated the color-
ful formal guard mount with the
5th SAW Training Battalion ac-
corded the honor of drawing the
first guard mount Monday. Each
Aircraft Warning Training Bat-
talion will furnish the guard for
the traditional ceremony.
In addition to the 5th Training
men of the guard Monday eve-
ning, Lieutenant William P. Trol-
inger, Jr., Battalion Adjutant; T/4
John Reedy, Sgt. Major, and the
Officer of the Day, Lieutenant
David Birenbaum took part in the
ceremony. Colonel James F. Mc-
Graw, Commanding Officer and
Lieutenant Colonel Laurence E.
Smith, Executive Officer were
witnesses to the first AWUTC
formal guard mount.

S-2 AWUTC Says

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LOST-A Gerard Perraugaux at.:h
Lost in the vicinity of the Hq C.2
2nd Training Bn. Contact Pvt. J.. in
R. Nelson, 756th SAW Co. Re air.1
THE GUY who lost his glasses( il
Theater No. 6, or thereabouts,' ri~
have same by calling at the their
-or calling Pvt. Moscowitz, Ph. 2-
LOST in the vicinity of the Tinrr'i
Bus Line station, a small, bji.nd-.
haired puppy who answers to inr.
name of Judy. She is my mascot,
and I'm lost without her. Finder
return to Pvt. Murray Moskowitz,
1st Reporting Co., 503d.
WILL the sergeant over at Warehouse
F who put my pen in his pocket by
mistake please return same to Charles
Courtney, 1st SAW Training Bn,
Drew Field. He can take it back to
Warehouse F, or give me an address
where I can pick it up. PLEASE.
Bn, your billfold is waiting for you
at the operating room, Station Hos-
pital. Captain Fitch.
LOST about two weeks ago, a water
and shock-proof watch. REWARD.
Call WAC detachment Ext. 231.
FOUND-Two overseas caps on corner
of Plant Ave. & Lafayette in Tampa,
in front of the laundry. Stop in at
the laundry, identify 'em properly.
and they're yours.
ATTENTION, 396th Bomb Squadron!
Oxygen face piece found. Apply at
ECHOES office.
LIBERAL reward offered for infor-
mation leading to recovery of Shep.,
large brown dog, half collie and half
police. Disappeared from Chapel No. 8.
November 30, at 12 noon. Phone Chap-
lain Lawrence, Ext. 672. Chapel No. 8.
LOST-One Air Corps ring, in latrine
7A-05. If found, return to William
D. Mull. Barracks 7A-06, 576th SAW
Bn., who will give you a REWARD
for your Christmas fund.
PARKER fountain pen bearing signa-
ture of Melvin Stern. REWARD OF-
FERED to finder. Write Melvin Stern,
730th SAW Co., Drew Field, Tampa,

PFC. ALFRED LEWIS, Asn. 32544483,
760th SAW Co., your pass is at 312
Madison St. Don't you need it? Call
or write Mrs. Willski, who is hold-
ing it for you.
LOST-Red calfskin coin purse. Was
misplaced at the cadet party last Sat-
urday eve. Change in the purse doesn't
matter, but the sorority pin and the
purse itself mean a great deal to me.
Could also use the aspirin which was
in the purse. Finder please call Bun-
nie, at Ph. 2287.
LOST--Jewells Jergess watch, black
band military type. Lost at Co. A,
FOR FINDER. Pvt. Robert Wager.
Call ECHOES office, Ph. 287.
SOLDIERS individual pay records be-
and LAMPRECHT may be picked up
at the ECHOES office.
LOST While returning from town
around midnight, Saturday last week,
three modeling tools. Since I had just
spent the last of my last pay en-
velope for them, and good modeling
tools are scarce,.I'll appreciate their
return. Leave at the ECHOES office
for Pvt. DeFleurs.
LOST-Yellow gold ring, wide band.
Misplaced at Theater No. 3 on or
about November 10th. Finder please
return to WO/jg Harold M. McClel-
land, Co. A, 553d SAW Bn.
IF the officer who lost his garrison
cap in a tree at the rear of the WOQ
will call at the WAC orderly room,
he may have same by identifying it.
LOST-Brown wallet, on "M" between
1st and 2nd St., I think. Corporal
Donald N. Gray. Call at the ECHOES
office, if you find it.
THE guy who lost a good bridge at the
tailor shop can stop eating ice cream
now. Those missing choppers are at
the ECHOES office; 8th & B.
LOST-Very good sterling silver iden-
tification bracelet. It disappeared
somewhere between PX No. 1 and 8th
St. Is inscribed "George G. Johnson."
Please return to Special Service Office.
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.
OSCAR J. WILLIS, your billfold is at
the ECHOES office. You must be
getting hungry, as we have your mess
GEORGE SULLIVAN, your handsome
brown billfold is at the Special Service
3ARRACKS BAGS belonging to
LESLIE ANDERSON may be claimed
from S/Sgt. Hurdle, S-4 Section. 5th
SAW Tng. Bn., 1st St. & Ave. N.
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 croc'leting, too.
FOUND A bee-ootiful necklace. A
card bearing the propel 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 A1'TJTC 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-A red-brown Morroco leather
wallet, somewhere between rifle range
and E. 1st and M. All papers in it
made out toWalter Rodak, Hqs. and
Plotting Co.. 571st SAW Battalion.
If you find it, you'll get a REWARD.


Drew Field Echoes

Base, Special Service Office
8th & "B"

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Beginning next week, ads submitted for publication
in the DREW FIELD ECHOES will run for just two weeks.
If you wish to have your ad canceled before that time, or
run after that time, you may notify the ECHOES.
We like to hear from our many satisfied customers.
When your ad brings you results, let us know.

LOST-Top of lifetime Schaeffer ladies
pen. Black and gold. Please return
same to Pfc. Betty Turney.,WAC De-
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.

LOST Service gas mask plainly
marked "Alverson, 34339458." If found
please phone Sgt. Alverson, Ext. 337.
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

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..
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!
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 ear 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.

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 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.
LOST--One silver identification brace-
let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If
found please return to Pfc. Shelton.
Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn.
III FTR Command.


VERNON FISHER of Arkansas, if
you're still at Drew, I'd like to get
in touch with you. Please call M/Sgt.
Darrell Mintz, 594th Bomb Sq., 396th
Bomb Group.
make personal contact with you. How
about writing me? Cpl. Al Cohen,
729th SAW Co.
DEAR SIR-Have sold my portable
typewriter, and appreciated the ad-
vertising a lot. Yours truly, Carvie
W. Mills, Hqs & Hqs Co.. 5th SAW
Training Bn.
LT. DEAN B. ADAMS, your file of
important cards is in the ECHOES
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.
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.

SUPER Sport Dolly camera, f2.8 Ger-
man-make lens, delayed action one
1-400 sec. shutter, built-in coupled
range finder, direct-view subject find-
er, sun-shade with attachable portrait
lens. Takes 16 pictures on standard
roll 120 film. Small, compact, strong
build. Will sell for $60. Need cash
badly. Cpl. Kimble, Ext. 520.
17-JEWEL Benrus watch, yellow gold
case and band. Very good condition.
Will sell for $27.50. Pfc. Rober.t T.
Jones, Hqs. Co. Plotting Bn.. 503d
SAW Regt.
SIX rolls of 8 mm film, very cheap.
Here's your chance to photograph
those Florida glamor girls. Pvt. Har-
old Wemberly, Co. A, 553d SAW Bn.
OFFICER'S field equipment, gas mask.
etc., and officer's dress hat, all brand
new. Hat is size 6%. Pfc. E. Stas-
zewski, Ph. S-2883. 588th SAW Bn,
Co. A.
1937 BUICK sedan, complete with
heater. In perfect condition, and-I'll
part with it for $395 cash. Lt. Yates,
Ph. 461.
GOOD engagement ring, brand new.
(Boohoo!) Size 5. Will sell for $25 if
you want it for a pretty enough gal.
Pvt. David Dickson, Co. D, 1st SAW
Training Battalion.

MODEL '39 Harley Davidsor
cycle. Peppiest thing on whe
on Bill Caddick, 2d Report
591st SAW Bn.
SEWING machine; electric,
plus all accessories. It's in
condition, though an old mo
will make it yours. Call 61
1939 MOTORCYCLE which h
been wrecked. Sport Scout.
per gallon. Motor and ti'es
feet. Has shield and leg gua
M. D. Streaker. Base Weather

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.
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:


OFFICER WANTED to share room in
desirable neighborhood. Separate en-
trance, private bath, steam heat, re-
frigerator, twin beds, inner-spring
:mattress. MacDill bus. Phone H3015.
Captain Bradford.
LARGE master bedroom complete with
private bath, porch, and entrance. 161
Bosporus St., Davis Island. Call Lt.
Tedford, Ph. 202, -or stop in to see it.
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.
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 ne',er forget. Sgt. John D. Natale.
592d Bomb Sq, 396th Bomb Group.

'36 OR '37 Ford. Plymouth or Chevy
sedan. Will pay CASH (before
Xmas, yet!) If you call on me before
3 p.m. any day at Route 5, -Box 37,
off Hillsborough Ave. and Armenia.
S/Sgt. R. P. Fox, 595th Bomb Sq.
INTERESTED in buying good car.
Quick cash sale where value shown.'
Ca Sgt.. Goldfarb. Ph. 648.
MIGET or portable radio, new or
used. Have been missing those daily
serials. Lt. S. R. Chaykin, Ph. 455,
748th SAW Co.
SUNBEAM electric razor. Late model
preferred by my whiskers. Will pay
cash, even though it's almost Christ-
mas. Sgt. Bruce W. Smith, 594th
Bomb Sq., 396th Group. (Officers'
LATE model convertible. (Don't
crowd, girls ) Terms CASH. Call
Cpl. Blakmore. Ph. 454.

TYPEWRITER of any breed, prefer-
ably portable. Will pay anything a
before-Christmas' billfold can indulge
in. Cpl. Canning, Ph. 2287.
SUNBEAM electric razor. My beard and
I will be waiting for you to Ph. 575,
.Lt. Husting. 553d SAW Regt, Com-
munications Co.
GOOD second-hand 16mm sound pro-
jector, if priced right. Will pay
CASH. Machine must be in good
shape. Write or call Sgt. McCown,
Ph. H-32074, Tampa. 569th Hqs &
Plotting Co.
COMMUNICATIONS receiver; Echo-
phone, Skybuddy, National or Ham-
marlund. In fact, any model, so long
as it does the trick. Lt. Husting,
Ph. 575.
MORE coat hangers. Have had several
answers to my ad, but need still
more. Jealous bunk mates are bor-
rowing them from me. Pfc. Zika, WAC

Smotor- DO you want to sell your radio? We
eels. Call haven't any in our ward at the hos-
ting Co.. pital, but one of the patients can
afford a small set. Call Pfc. Polly.
portable, Ward B-14, Base Hospital.
excellent SMALL table radio. If your price is
del. $110 moderate and your model a jivin' hep
19, Capt. cat special, late edition, call Sgt.
William Gold, Ext. 294.

PORTABLE typewriter in good con-
dition. Will scribble out a check with
pleasure if you'll gell me a model to
pound out my letters. Lt. Royse, ext.
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 Tribuzio, 595th
Sq., 396th B Gp.
WILL pay reasonable price for radio
power transformer with 5-volt and
6.3-volt winding and center-tapped
h.v. winding about 350 volts each side
of center tap. T/5 B. Wolff, 748th
SAW Co., or call 372.

IF you have a membership card for the
St. Petersburg Civic Music Association
which you would be wanting to sell,
contact Vita G. Series 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.
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.
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.


Org. ..............

ARE YOU leaving on or about the
19th of December for east Tennessee?
Will share wheel and expenses, if
you have room for my wife and my-
self. Call 258, and talk it over with
Sgt. Carpenter.
ARE YOU driving to North Carolina
on or about Dec. 21? Am much in
need of a round-trip ride. Will share
expenses. Contact S/Sgt. Vernon
Paul Jr., Hqs.
WOULD like a ride for my beautiful
wife and myself, with someone driv-
ing to New York on or about Decem-
ber 20th. Will help with the driving
while my wife helps with morale. Pvt.
Kathrane, Ph. 2219. Area Administra-
tive Inspector's Office.
FOR SALE-Return half* of round-
trip ticket, Newark to Tampa on the
Silver Meteor. Good until February
17, 1944. Lt. E. G. Stone, Co. B. 553d.
DESIRE ride from St. Pete to Drew
daily. Must be at Drew Field by 7
a.m., and can leave after 5 p.m. Call
Cpl. Badin, Ext. 318.
WILL share expenses and relieve
driver on any car going within the
vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska, on or
about Jan. 4. Please contact me right
away, as I must make arrangements
to leave when you do. Have driven
across country many times, and my
friends say my driving is terrific.
Thanks. Richard J. Curray. Message
& Records Section, Hqs & Hqs Sq.
Plant Park.
DO you go to Bradenton every day?
Would like a two-way ride. Leave
camp at 5 p.m. and return at 7 or
7:30 a.m. in the morning. Will pay
gladly for transportation. Sgt. Yau-
man, Det. 5. 501st SAW Regt.
WANTED-Riders from St. Pete to
Drew. Leave St. Pete at 6:15 a.m. and
leave Drew at 6 p.m. Also would like
to pool my car, perhaps. Call Pfc.
C. J. Passapa, Ext. 807.
INTERESTED in a car pool or a ride
from Oldsmar every day? Arrive at
Drew at 8 a.m. and leave at 5 p.m.
Contact Pfc. Edward L. Aman, % Per-
sonnel section. 1st SAW Training Bn.
RAILROAD ticket for sale. Tampa to
Albuquerque via Memphis and Ama-
rillo. Reasonable rate offered by Lt.
M. T. George, Base Weather Station.
FOR SALE-Two one-way bus tickets
from Tampa to St. Pete. Lucky pur-
chaser may get them both for 50c.
Call 287, or stop at the ECHOES of-
fice, 8th & B.
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-
vannah, 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.

SOLDIERS' WIVES wanted for short
hour shifts at AWUTC Officers' mess.
Call Lt. Dekker, Ph. 874.
MAN experienced in typewriter repair
wanted for extra-special job. Write
Lt. Courtman, DC, Detachment Medi-
cal Dept.
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

WANTED-A name for my baby. which
will be born in January. Have the
name for a boy, but am stumped on
the name for a girl. Write Cpl. E. D.
Ferguson, Hqs Co.. 588th.
THE Drew Field golf course is kept in
shape by the men who play on it.
Cut a row, then swing a club. Best
way we've found yet to spend a day
BRING your mending worries to the
officers' wives, each Tuesday morn-
ing before 10 a.m. They gladly sew
on insignias, mend those rips, sew on
that button, and'don't even charge a
would like experience. Only charge is
price of parts. Phone Sgt. Harrist.
Ph. 364.
WILL some kind soul leaving an
apartment in Tampa let me know so
my wife and I can move in from our
park bench? Pvt. Westlake, Ext. 649.
SOLDIER and wife would like fur-
nished apartment, preferably in vicin-
ity of Seminole Heights. Phone CpL
Jerry Kowalski, ext. 645.


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Monthly Pay

'Spruces Up' Soldiers' Dress

T/Sgt. John Gallagher

Sgt. Beres

GPoC.N upJ5top nqo .? 004;
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"What goes on?" Pvt. Alfred Bump.
This is an involved question.
"Why do I have to get up in the morning?" Pvt. Alice
Grabsnapple (WAC.)
Sorry, there is no answer to this.

"Who struck John?" Pvt. Angus Feelp.

"Where can I find some elephants who can play t~he
clarinet?" Pvt. Goongface Oolp.
On the underside of the somewhere plains. This one ele-
phant who plays the E-flat-clarinet owes Silly Solly one fram-
snatch sandwich and must pay him before Silly blows a trom-
bone at him.
"Where am I?" Pvt. Billdock Something.
Foolgroopenstam on the short side.
And now to direct Pvt. Mustygloop Vitfit El Pazzbelch
further along the road to Shangri La. Let us make strives.
Strive now until you come to these four churls who keep
chanting: "I shall have to kick Michael in the pants," and
behind them will come a varlet by the name of Ropeface who
wails: "Where is David?"
Just who the hell Michael and David is no one seems to
Then as you walk on ybu will meet John and Mary. These
two are very much in love and are walking on the highway
leading toward the sun on their way to get married. Mary,
her teeth brushed by the wind and her cheeks kissed by sun
and moon beams (just a minute-what do you expect for free
in this newspaper?) And then John and Mary will keep on
walking on the highway leading toward the sun and they will
have- their dreams chuckling in their bosoms when they run
into the Singing Monster who will demand that they produce
some mashed potatoes.
This will not be done, but John and Mary, still holding
hands and walking on the highway leading toward the sun,
had a song in their heart and some sunbeams in their eyes as
they told the Singing Monster: "We must have a football
game at once."
Just then Lady Epplebomb will have been lurking in a
ditch hurling booby traps at John and Mary. She will have
several Flomdats who adopted a plow with the co-operation of
Boofle, the talking Palm Tree, who used to sell grass wine and
This fellow Boofle, by the way, the talking Palm Tree,
also will throw a cold pail of water on you without notice. No
Notice is also the name of a Mongarian town. Don't get there.
What is the exact time, however?
After you come to this paste pot which is sticking to his job
you will come to Veekul, the talking door. This Veekul, by the
way, says "Come in" when you rap on him.
Then you will have to intercept Selma, a F-lomdat with blue
hair, who sits on a stump and chants: "Let me sit by the side of
the road and trap a man."

Russia Will Repay
0 S. Loans, Says Nelson
NEW YORK. -(CNS)- Soviet
Russia intends to repay every
cent of the $2,500,000,000 she has
received in lend-lease shipments
from the United States, Donald

M. Nelson, chairman of the war
production board, announced on
his return from a series of con-
ferences in Russia.
Nelson said that Premier Joseph
Stalin told him "any obligation
undertaken by this government
will be repaid in full and not
by token payments."

Pfc. Palazotto

396th Bomb Group

Opens GI Column

With'Poe' Poem

With apologies to Poe we
of the 396 Bomb Group raise
our "Opening Curtain Col-
umn" by expressing our be-
wilderment in verse.
Once upon a morning dreary
In Moses Lake, not so cheery
In the heart of the sagebrush
and the sand,
As we pondered, nearly frozen
In the desert formed by erosion
We were told we had been
To travel to the promised land.
'Tis a falsehood we muttered
As we could not understand.
Now it all seems very clear
Yes, Drew Field, we are here,
But we wonder why Laraine
Day got a better reception!
Emerging from our bedlam and
confusion we have settled down
for a long, sunshiny winter. Set-
tled, did I say? Well-we have
no wolves, just persistent woman
hunters, such as Sgts: Key, Schanz
and Adams of S-1 who have been
in every lair in Petersburg.
More Observations: Cpl. Ste-
vens, S-3, sailing off Gulfport
with an unknown partner; T/Sgt.
Adams, S-2, at every Base dance
cutting in on M/Sgt. Webster our
Sgt. Major, and S/Sgt. Colello,
S-4, using lampblack on his mus-
tache again.
Yes, we got millions of 'em, but
not wolves! Heard throughout
Headquarters is the Song of the
Week, which goes "We're glad
because we're here, because we're
here, because we're here, etc."
Here's hoping you other guys
aren't singing "We don't know
where you're going but you're
The old beacon flashes directly
on our Medical Section this week.
Not only have they tirelessly been
examining us for defects, but of
all things, Major Fillmore and
Captain Nieder, our Surgeons,
were Commander of Troops and
Adjutant respectively for the
Weekly Review.
After going through all that
military drill, they calmly de-
voured five boxes of their' own
This large base and the short-
age of transportation has Lts. Al-
laire and Lutsch, Special Service
Officers, singing "On a Bicycle
Built for Two." When this humble
person was designated to procla-
mate all the news for submission
to the ECHOES, his body quiv-
ered and his heart stumbled. "No
more trash now," he was told,
"you are writing for a first class
newspaper." Soooo-this first and
final column was fun anyway.

The WACs
Have beautiful backs .
If you could see 'em!
Their hair
Is beyond compare .
If you could see it!
But their coverall
Really covers all!
And from all that meets the eye,
If you steal a kiss,
It might be a miss
Or just another "G.I.!"
Pvt. L. W. Bonsib.

Pvt. Eddy Chinse Pvt. Flanery

ODs Plus Payday

Improves Men's

Attire Says WAC

ODs and payday make a-well dressed combination, an-
nounced the Mysterious WAC at the end of her inspection
tour this week. 'Their ODs crisply creased, their faces
glowing with barber shop shaves and their shoes twinkling,
many new candidates were in. evidence as she slithered be-
hind palm trees, to track, down this week's best dressed

Yet, this week's Glamor Boy
Number One, M/Sgt. John Galla-
gher of the 314th, presented the
same tidy picture on OD day
which he has presented through-
out the suntan season, the WAC
said. The unassuming Sergeant
Major of Base Headquarters gave
good grooming as his formula for
success, in or out of the Service.
"Shaving is as much a part of
my daily living as my breakfast",
said Sgt. Gallagher. Back'in Ard-
more, Pa., where I was in the
general insurance business, I
learned that people put more
trust in a man who looks up-to-
the-minute. Only a man who
takes pride in his owvn appearance
can instill faith in his clients."
Mrs. Gallagher; who recently
visited her husband at Drew,
says John is even better look-
ing in his uniform than he was
in civies.
Already on his toes from the
spic and span standpoint of fu-
ture cadet training is Pfc. Fred
Flanery, also of the 314th. The
future cadet, who hails from
Irvine, Kentucky, explained:
"Keeping up to a certain stand-
ard of appearance is the first ruke
in cadet training. By watching
that shave and shine now, while
we're waiting, we fellows in the
cadet barracks figure we're one
up on the gun, when we actually
leave for school."
Flanery was a student at radio
school in Irvine when the Army
claimed him. He has no steady
girl friend, he said, now that his
former love has jilted him for a
4-F. But he'd like to meet a nice
Right on the well-known ball
was Pfc. Anthony J. Palazzotto
when the Mystery WAC caught
him leaving the Third Fighter
Command Headquarters the other
"Gosh, these ODs make me
feel swell," observed Palazzetto.
"Of course, it does get a little
warm for them, some days, but
man, you feel well dressed when
you strut out in a garb like this."
Adding another monicker to
the best dressed list of the MPs
is Pvt. Eddy Chinse, young
Chinese lad from the 828th
Guard Squadron. Says Eddy:
"My countrymen have always
dressed well. Although the com-
mon man of China is not
wealthy, he believes in neatness
at all times. Here in America,
I feel I am aiding my race when
I look well."
Eddy is from Los Angeles,
California, and isn't married.
The 396th Bomb Group, which
has had a best dressed soldier on
the list in the person of Sgt. John
P. Beres Jr., of the 594th Squad-
"Guess I learned to watch the
looks when I was in high school
back in Norwalk, Conn.," ob-
served Beres. "Seems to me it's
always the guy who looks the
neatest who gets the best breaks,

all around. People pick you out
as a success, right _off the bat,
when you look good."
Beres used to be an auto
mechanic, but Uncle Sam has
made him an aerial engineer on
one of those beautiful B-17s. The
tall sergeant loves his work so
well that he almost forgets to
write to that little SPAR he met
in Seattle.
The best dressed man contest
has been running for many
weeks now. Its fame has spread
official newspaper of the AEF.
It has been taken up by Camp
Newspaper Service in this
country, and several other camp
papers have adopted the
ECHOES contest at their fields.
How has your outfit shown up,
in thi3 contest people throughout
the country are watching? Watch
that shave and shine this week;
perhaps YOU will give your
group the boost it needs to put it
right up where it belongs.

584th Officers

Lose Softball

Tilt to 4th AW '

Revenge was sweet around
headquarters of the 4th SAW
last Saturday afternoon, for the
Terrific Ten, which has found
the title a bit humiliating on a
few occasions recently, came
through, swamping 584th Of-
ficers to the tune of, 15-5.
The contest was somewhat of
a grudge affair since the 584 ha--
been getting most of the gray
lately on the ball field at the eN
pense of 4th SAW.
The game started slowly, de-
veloping into the usual pitcher's
battle between Lts. Ryan and
Shea, and at the end of the third
inning it was still close with the
584th leading by one meager
Then the fireworks broke
loose. Before the dust had
cleared in the first half of the
fourth, the Terrific Ten had
batted completely around and
scored eight runs.
Five solid bingles mixed in
with a couple of passes and a
long four-base drive to the right
center by Lt. Mento characterized
the carnage. And we do mean
The rest of the game was a
walkaway as the Ten piled up
8 more runs and a final total of
16 hits.
The 584th made a gallant last-
minute effort in the last of the
seventh inning when they scored
three times as Lt. Ryan tired,
but Lt. Muir came in and ap-
plied the firehose quickly and ef-
ficiently. Out"'-anding stickman
for the losers was Lt. Aron who
collected two of his team's six

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Soon to Bite Dust

THESE ARE TWO gentlemen of the Armed Forces, representing the AWUTC and the Davis
Islands Coast Guard who met in a football contest last Saturday evening at Phillips Field.
One of these gentlemen, and possibly two, were hurled to the ground shortly after this
remarkable photograph was taken. (Story on right.)



Mid Season basketball featured the opening round of
the 2d SAW intra-unit basketball league Wednesday eve-
ning, Dec. 1, when 756th company registered a 51-39 vic-
tory over Headquarters company.
Play opened fast and continued
at a fast pace all evening. The
first half was nip and tuck with 5th SAW Touch
756th taking a 17-16 margin at
half time. The slim margin added Highc
plenty of spirit in the second Teams Score High
half with the 756th driving in
for lay-up shots to pull in front By T/5 LOUIS M. KOZMA JR.
39-30 at the end of the third The highest scoring games to
period.. date were recorded in the 5th
The fast pace of the game con- SAW touch football league as the
tinued right up to the finish with Adjutants strengthened their
the 756th quintet adding to its hold on first place by trouncing
margin of victory by outscoring a favored S-3 team, 16 to 0, and
the office outfit 12-9 in the final the Processors moved into a four-
period to set the scoreboard fig- way tie for second in outscoring
ures 51-39 at the gun. the Headquarters team, 26 to 13.
The play of Al Cantrell in After a dull first half in which
the pivot position for 756th neither side threatened, the Ad-
gave the basketball fans in at- jutants "came to life" with Lt.
tendance something to talk Mardian passing to Sgt. Boyigan
about. The lanky Stamford, for their first score three min-
Conn., boy tallied 10 goals from utes after the second half opened.
the court and one free throw The try for the extra point was
for a 21-point total. good. Shortly after the first score
Cantrell's service record will Lt. Mardian passed again, this
inform you that he's a Univer- time to Benak for the second
sity of Connecticut athlete six-pointer. Again the conversion
the game he played Wednesday was successful. With the score 14
evening proves he was quite an to 0 against them and 90 seconds
athlete at the school, remaining, Cannallon, S-3 back,
in a desperate attempt to score,
Aiding Cantrell in pacing the tried to pass from his end zone.
756th scoring was the basket toss- However he was trapped by Ram-
"ng of Cpl. Sol Schechter with sey, and the Adjutants were
five field goals and two free awarded a. safety. The final
throws, score; adjutants, 16; S-3, 0.
Hamberger in the back court A "rejuvenated" Processing
for Headquarters paced the floor team led by Tobin and Herrin
play and scored for the defeated scored two touchdowns in each
quintet. Tossing 10 points, Ham- half and limited the Headquarters
berger was followed by Ed Reed team to one touchdown in each
with 7 points, half to emerge victorious, 26 to 13.
Points scored: 756th SAW Co. The League Standings:
(51): Cantrell 21; Schechter 12; Team-- Played Won Lost Pet.
Oschman 9; Lt. Macirynski 7; Adjutants 4 3 1 .750
Wolnofsky 2. Processing 4 2 2 .500
S-3 4 2 2 .500
Headquarters Co. (39): Ham- Headquarters 4 2 2 .500
berger 10; Reed 7; Fitch 6; Medics 2 1 1 .500
e Message Center 2 0 2 .000
Barasch 4; Greenberg 4; Anthrup Message Center 2 0 2 .000
4; Sterison 2; Miller 2; Wiley 1. Oh, Ch Liste
In the second game of the eve- h, Chaplain, Listen
ning, 746th had little trouble in TO This Tale of Woe!
disposing of 760th, score: 54-17. s Tale oe
FT. BLISS, Tex.-(CNS)-Pri-
Pacing the heavy 746th scor- vate Lewis Vik of Henning, Mich.,
ing were Toomasian with 23, left here on a week's furlough.
O'Brien with 17 and Alexander On his way home hi train was
with 10 points. O'Brien, former snow-bound five days at San-
Manhattan fresh athlete, kept bo n f e da s a n
the 746th floor play rolling born, Minn. When the drifts were
along with Jon Krplay roing cleared his train collided with
along with John Kravetz turn- another. Then he lost his ticket.
ing in a bang up game in the Finally he reached home, wired
back court. g p ^ y he reached home, wired
back court for an extension of his furlough.
Points scored: 746th SAW Co. When none came he started back.
(54): Toomasian 23; O'Brien 17; Five hours after he began his
Alexander 10; Kravetz 4. journey a telegram arrived grant-
760th SAW Co. (17): Lewis 6; ing him the extension. Vik's com-
Burch 5; Pornovets 4; Karveck 2. ment is unprintable.

3d FC Officers

Volleyball Team

Sends Challenge

The Officers' volleyball team
of the Third Fighter Command
lays claim to the Base champion-
ship and hereby challenges any
officer sextet that is willing to
meet in a series.
The team finished in first place
in the Base Officers' Volleyball
circuit, which recently finished
its league season.
Since the close of the league,
the Third Fighters have added
several formidable players to the
lineup, and now feel that they
can take on the best of teams on
the Base and come out on the
right side after each skirmish.
Listed on the playing roster of
this polished team are: Lt. Ar-
thur Colley, Maj. Jordahn, Lt.
Ott, Capt. Lane, Lt. Lawson, Maj.
Grimes, Capt. Erickson, Capt.
Wallace, Col. Williams, Maj.
Mitchell, Capt. Westbrook and
Capt. D. C. Smith, Jr.
Lieutenant Colley, athletic di-
rector of the squadron, is handling
the bookings for the team, and
any outfit wanting a series of
games is asked to get in touch
with him at Extension 331.

Scorpion Sting

Can't Stop WAC

Air-WACs can take it and a
scorpion now in the animal
kingdom will vouch for that.
Private first-class "Bunnie"
Cassell, ECHOES reporter, was
busily typing away when a
sharp pain caused her to jump
and shriek.
An ugly looking brute with
stinger and all that goes with
a small scorpion was on her
left hand.
Quickly she knocked it off
and an alert comrade sent it to
sthe kingdom of dead vipers.
Cassell, not knowing the
identity of the minute monster,
continued her typing.
Shortly aftrewards, it was
identified as the McCoy.
Hospital attendants doctored
the sting.
Cassell returned whistling
"White Xmas."
She was promoted to Insect

Cage Sport Opens

Basketball has been started in
all sections of the AWUTC, with
some 48 teams in action.
In addition to the inter-squad-
ron league there will be an
AWUTC "varsity" team.


A 'Briton' Calls

Drew Grid Game

A 'Brutal' Tussle

(Last week the ECHOES went British and featured its
classified ads on the front page. The scribe, above, became
slightly enthralled over the British way and wrote the fol-
lowing story as seen through the monocles of a British re-
porter. Cheerio deah toppies.-Ed.)
Last Saturday evening several members of the United
States Armed Forces, representing thW Drew Field AWUTC
football aggregation, which has yet to meet with disaster,
and the Coast Guards from Davis Island, engaged in a foot-
ball contest at Phillips Field. Many of the gentlemen from
both organizations were hurled to the earth with great force.
The members of the Army tri-
umphed over the Navy by a final and Mr. Ogden compiled their
tabulation of 15 to 6 only after tabulations in the first quarter)
much struggling. all members. of the Armed
It seems that these young men Forces constantly leaped and
were seriously perturbed with sprang at each other. To no
each other because they crouched avail.
and sprang at each other con-
stantly. Shortly after the outset Then came an unusual inter-
of the contest an Army gentle- lude, but rather embarrassing for
man by the name of "Big Mike" Mr. Homick, a gentleman who is
Baran, who hadn't (as far as we employed by the Coast Guards.
know) been formally introduced While endeavoring to elude some
to the gentlemen from the Navy, opponents from the Army Armed
made an uncouth gesture. Forces he had the unusual luck
RAWHLY BRUTAL to have a pass from his own cen-
Rter proceed over his own head in-
He gathered the ball in his to the end zone.
arms, the while almost beingFOILED AGAIN
brutally flung to the earth, and FO ED AGAIN
ran very fast for a touchdown. Bravely did Mr. Homick at-
This made the score for a total tempt to circumvent his way
of six points on the credit side through a multitude of traffic,
of the soldiers, but the Army gentlemen were
Then a swarthy gentleman by rude and the tabulation now be-
the name of Oliver "Big" Ogden comes 15 to zero, via what is
made a remarkable maneuver, called a safety.
thereby adding a cipher for Then with but a few minutes
the Army boys. This Mr. Ogden to go, the members of the
did this very cleverly. While Armed Forces of the Coast
the Armed Forces lurked in an Guards became exceedingly
attacking position against each perturbed- with the way events
other, a cohort of Mr. Ogden had come to pass and they be-
held the ball in an expert po- gan to pass. They hurled the
sition. At the call of a signal, ball into the air, with the ex-
which sounds like "hike," both press purpose of having a mem-
members of the Armed Forces ber of their organization catch-
leaped at each other but Mr. ing it, thereby taking the gam-
Ogden prodded his right foot ble of eluding members of the
against the ball and propelled Armed Forces of Drew Field
it over two posts with a cross and six points.
bar between them. Well a seral ~ ~bif,,l fe-

This maneuver gave the soldiers
an extra cipher, as heretofore
mentioned, making the tabulation
at this point 7 to 0. This pro-
cedure is properly called a point
after touchdown.
Then, immediately following
thereafter the organization which
accomplishes this feat turns its
back to these two posts with the
cross bar over them," claps its
hands, and, while running up the
field, chants in unison: "Let us
get them!"
Just who they mean by "them"
has not yet been clarified.
Shortly after this occasion,
when Mr. Baran and Mr. Ogden
had mutually contrived to humili-
ate the sailors by seven points,
this same Mr. Baran was pre-
sented to the ball by a deter-
mined individual by the name of
Mr. "Bulldog" Brown. Seeing
large numbers of foes before him,
Mr. Baran began to run very
speedily, and while members of
the Armed Forces of the Coast
Guard tried desperately to stop
him, Mr. Baran did not stop. He
invaded what is known as the end
zone and multiplied the score for
the Armed Forces of the soldiers
by six more points. Thus the
score now becomes 13 to zero.
Again Mr. Ogden tried to dup-
licate his trick of propelling the
ball in a forward flight over the
two posts with a cross bar over
them. But the Armed Forces of
the Coast Guard must have now
become wise to this subterfuge,
for many of their members as-
saulted their way through de-
termined representatives of the
Armed Forces from Drew Field,
and by the simple expedient of
thrusting themselves forward,
their padded chests out, they did
then, perforce, deflect the passage
of the ball into the nether zone.
Thus was Mr. Odgen foiled.
The tabulation at this time
will accordingly remain at 13
to zero.
These contests, as is well
known in the best circles, are
divided into what is known as
quarters. Four of them. (Not a
Well, all during the second
and third quarters (Mr. Baran

male members of the Coast
Guard, sitting in the stands and
commonly known as SPARS, rose
in unison and shouted quite
loudly. Mr. DeCamp, a member
of the Armed Forces of the Coast
Guard, plucked a triple-fumbled
pass and darted some 60 yards for
a touchdown. This made the
final tabulations 15 to 6, because
the Armed Forces of the Drew
Field organizations were slightly
angry and bodily stopped a Coast
Guard gentleman who attempted
to thrust his way bodily to cross
into the end zone for the extra
cipher after the touchdown.
Here is how the gentlemen
lined up as they leaped at each
AWUCT-MacKenzie, le; Par-
rish, It; Mitchell, Ig; Hencken, c;
Lehman, rg; Sanders, rt; Demat-
tei, re; Brown, qb; Esposito, Ih;
Petitti, rh; Ogden, fb.
Coast Guards Van Meter, le;
Healy, It; Smith, Ig; Fergus, c;
Garfinkle, rg; Langhime, rt;
Lynch, re; Gardner, qb; Trela, lh;
Lauman, rh; King, fb.
Score by periods:
AWUTC .....13 0 0 2-15
Coast Guard.. 0 0 0 6- 6

Deserter Charged
With Marrying 9 Wives
AKRON, O.-(CNS)-Kenneth
Jordan, 22, an Army deserter,
was arrested here on a charge of
marrying nine women in the last
two years. He will be turned
over to Army authorities.
Jordan said that three of his
wives were from Cleveland, two
from Rochester, N. Y.; two from
Akron, 0., and one each from
Detroit and Midland, Pa. "They
were all going to play me for a
sucker," he announced. "But I
beat 'em to the punch."

GI Gets $310
Family Allowance
of $310 a month will go to the
family of Cpl. Cyril G. Wolfe un-
der the new dependency bill. Cpl.
Wolfe, 42, has 12 dependents,,a
wife, 10 children and his mother.


Tarawa A

Valhalla For

1026 Marines
These graphic, death-laden
pictures, hot from the.Pacific
atoll of Tarawa, show what
our valiant, Jap-hating Ma-
r-ines went through to cap-
ture that Gilbert isle. They
also depict what the Nip- Al.
ponese got.
In addition to the 1,026
Marines killed in the gruel-
ing, hellish 72-hour battle,
2,557 Leathernec-k were
Three times as many men
were killed at Tarawa as
were slain in the North Africa
To illustrate more vividly
the ferociousness of the Ta-
rawa battle, the Marines lost
there almost as many men
as they did in six months on
bloody Guadalcanal.. .
Tarawa: symbol of courage BROKEN BODIES, SHATTERED PALM TREES, wrecked fortificationswere common sights at the end of the battle of
and guts. The Marines land- Tarawa. Dozens of forts of this type were so well hidden by the Japs that aerial reconnaissance failed to reveal more
ed, fought, dropped by the than a small number. Consequently the fight for the isle cost the Marines, for the number of troops involved, the highest
hundreds-and WON! number of casualties in their history. (International Soundphoto).

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