Group Title: Buccaneer (Vero Beach, Florida)
Title: The buccaneer
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Title: The buccaneer
Uniform Title: Buccaneer (Okinawa Island, Japan)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: United States -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 10th
United States -- Army Air Forces. -- Air Force, 10th
Publisher: I & E Section, Hq Co, Tenth Army for the members of Hq, Hq Co, and Sp Trs
Place of Publication: Okinawa Island, Japan
Okinawa Island, Japan
Publication Date: July 12, 1945
Frequency: daily
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Newspapers   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okinawa Island (Japan)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Japan -- Okinawa Island -- Okinawa-shi
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1945. Ceased on Oct. 15, 1945.
General Note: "Scoops for the troops."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 116 (Sept. 5, 1945).
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Volume ID: VID00027
Source Institution: University of Florida
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'U.W-1 .A L AI T -



VOL. 2-No. 6


JULY 12, 1945

Station Housing Project WE DID IT AGAINI
Will Take Occupants NAS Vero Beach hurdled its
--- h t*ke i.^<-- thi

Around August First

Housing project number two,
now under construction, should be
ready for occupancy between 1
August and 15 August. All those
who have not filed applications are
requested to do so by 15 July.
;Shortly after this date selections
will be made on the basis of pri-
orities determined by the command-
ing officer, and those selected will
be so notified. This project will
be for officers and enlisted men.
Rent will be controlled by the
rank or rating of the occupant. A
third class petty officer will pay
$11 per month for a one bedroom
home. For two bedroom homes,
third class petty officers will pay
$13. For a three bedroom house
he will pay $15. A second class
petty officer will pay $21 per
month for one bedroom and $23.50
for two bedrooms, $26 for three
Officers will pay $27.50 per
month for one bedroom, $30 per
month for two bedrooms, $32.50 per
month for three bedrooms.
A rental allowance will be estab-
lished on the furniture, and there
will be charges for utilities such
as heat and electricity.
Persons interested should apply
at the labor board office in the
administration building for appli-
cations for this project.


time in the Navy independencee The Navy like the Army frankly favors some form
W ar B nd Dive. By pas of general military instruction for every young Ameriefec
iny War Bond Drivet By pass male, as inoculation against future wars. And the Navy has
personnel bought $63,192.75 already decided how to handle its trainees if -his viewpoint
thereby capping the most ambi- prevails.
tious quota ever assigned this The Navy's program is divided into four ihases: intro-
station. duction, specialization, teainwork and practice.
Introduction will be a form of
EDUCATION IS DISCHARED VETERAN'S FOR "boot camp" teaching the Navy
way of life. Recruit instruction
THE ASKING NOW AND AFTER THE WAR will last about 13 weeks. Next the
group will be sorted and assigned
specialties according to aptitudes
(This article on EDUCATION the later date. and desires. Each man will be as-
i. the second in a series enumerat- If a veteran served less than signed to the appropriate Navy
ing veterans' benefits for which 90 days, but was discharged for a school for which he has been se-
discharged servicemen of this war disability incurred in the line of elected. Class "A"' school work is
are eligible.) duty, he is still eligible for the ed- expected to last about 13 weeks.
If military service has headed ucational benefits. Time spent in For the third quarter, the men
off, interrupted or interfered with the Navy College Training Pro- will be reassembled and divided
.a serviceman's education, educa- gram or time spent as a cadet or into units, the idea being to de-
tional aid has been set up which midshipman in a service academy, velop teamwork and to teach the
will enable a veteran to start again under certain conditions, does not specialists to function as a unit.
where he left off. count. Each group will represent the crew
Persons eligible for this aid are Persons eligible may select their of a unit such as a battleship, an
those who: own courses at any institution ap- aircraft carrier, a repair ship, a
1. Were discharged under con- proved by the Veterans' Adminis- fighting air squadron, a torpedo
editions other than dishonorable; tration, public, private, elemen- boat squadron or a Seabee battal-
2. Were not over 25 at the time tary, secondary and other adult ion.
of entering the service or who can schools including business schools For the final quarter, the train-
prove their education was inter- and colleges and even industrial ees will actually go down to sea
erupted or inerfered with by enter- establishments providing apprentice and train under simulated battle
ing the service; (however, if over or other training on the job. conditions. This would promise to
25, the veteran is eligible for The Veterans' Administration be the most interesting phase of
schooling-under a refresher and will pay the school tuition, fees the program. All the realities of
retraining program). and other expenses- of books and war without actual hostilities will
3. Have served 90 days or mdre; equipment, not exceeding $500, a be duplicated.
than two years after discharge or year. Through this program the Navy
4. Start their education not later A living allowance will be given hopes to get the maximum utiliza-
the end of the war, whichever is (Continued on Page 6) tion from its quota of the trainees.

JULY 12, 1945


*Vero Beach, Florida
An, Activity Of The Naval Air Operational Training Command

COMMANDING OFFICER -............................ -... CAPT. E. R. PECK, USN
SUPT. AVIATION TRAINING ...------------------ -.--.COM1nR. R. E. HARMER, USN
EDITORIAL ADVISOR -....-- ....-- -----...----,--.-,LT. R. H. SIMMONS, USNR
EDITOR .-------....----....___- ...................J. R. BALDWIN, RdM2c, USNR
ASSISTANT EDITOR ...... ..----....... ... P. E. TEHANEY, Ysc, USNR
MANAGING EDITOR ---...... ....................SALLY JACKMAN, Sic USNR
STAFF ARTIST -....-----.-.-............--.....-----. R. N. KIMBLE, Cpl, USMCR
REPORTERS ----... ...... .. ...... __- HERMAN SMITH, Ygc, USN
In compliance with EXOS:AO(Pub)WBW:bmcd, dated 28 May 1945,
"The Buccaneer" is published bi-monthly without cost to the United
States Government and is distributed free to all hands aboard the
Naval Air Station, Vero Beach, Florida, and the outlying activities
attached thereto. It isk not an official Navy Department publication,
and no article contained therein should be construed as the opinion
of the Navy Department. It is printed commercially in the interest of
station personnel. All contributions and criticisms from members of
the activity will be welcome. "The Buccaneer" receives Camp News:
paper Service material. The re-publication of credited matter is pro-
hibited without permission of CNS, 205 E. 42nd St., N. Y. C. 17.


As is well known, the Office of Price Administration
Rent Control Division, was introduced into the Vero Beach
area primarily at the request of Naval authorities to correct
and prevent (1tllt ultie.- between landlords and tenants. Since
the commencement of this office, several grievances have
him brought before the area rent representative on the part
of landlords which have emanated through carelessness and
negiglence oil the part of tenants, many of whom are naval
We must all realize that, if we are going to ask the gov-
ernment to mediate our complailus and control injustices, we
must do all in our power to assist the government by elimin-
ating causes for complaints on the part of the landlords. We
can do that by taking the best possible care of the property
we have rented thereby obviating a cause of unharmonious
relationships. Let us try to keep our landlords' repair bills as
low as possible; let us help to conserve scarce materials and
As long as JJncle Sam is working to keep our rents down,
let us endeavor to simplify his problems in every way we
possibly can.

Saluting Quarterdeck BuPers Urges Care In
An Old Roman Custom Proficiency Grading
Saluting the quarterdeck is an
Old Roman Custom.
Back in the days when the Importance of proficiency and
Greeks and Romans ruled the seas, conduct marks of enlisted person-
the pagan altar was placed aft and nel, both to the individuals and tc
all men boarding a ship made a the Navy, has been emphasized by
genuflection toward the altar; la- BuPers in its directives inviting
ter Christians set up a shrine to the attention of CO's to instruc-
the Virgin in place of the pagan tions on the assignment of those
altar. marks.
Shrines were finally replaced by Laxity on the part of officers
flags of the sovereigns, who ruled charged with the duty of assign-
ny ".li,'ine right." The custom of ing marks has resulted, in many
paying respect to the quarterdeck cases, in an injustice to the enlist-
has survived to the present day, ed person concerned and converse-
and today the colors have become ly, has given others certain bene-
the central object of respect. fits to which they are not entitled.

CHAPLAIN'S CORNER Inquiring Reporter

S TRUE OR FALSE 5Question: Do you believe in love
at first sight?
F. B. Sawyer, Sic "It's possi-
Catholic Serv., 0900, Station Thea. ble. 't depends on looks and per-
Protestant Serv., 1100, Sta. Chapel sonality."
SBeatrice Peto, Civilian Employee
Two men were sitting by a "No, it's just a passing fancy."
hearth watching the fire and talk- rs. Evelyn Stieve, Civilian Em-
ing about God and religion. One of loyee "Definitely! That is the
the men was saying that he was way I got my husband."
not at all sure that God is neces- Ens. D. Ozell Miller, WAVE Of-
sary in life, thinking that he could icer "T always heard love is
get along all right if only he just blind."
lived by a few ethical principles. Isabel Nelson, Ylc "It de-
The other man just listened until pends on whom you're looking at!"
his friend was finished, and then Glenn Sipes, S2c -- "No, you've
without saying a word, he kicked got to get acquainted first."
a red hot coal from the fire out J. M. VanNess, ART'le "No, I
onto the hearth. "Watch that," he don't believe it's practical."
said. In a few minutes the coal 2nd Lt. Bruce Cutler "No!
dimmed and soon its glow was (Just on general principles.--"
gone. The man spoke again: "Take Lois Needham, Sic "That
the coal from the fire and it will question is much too deep for me.
lose its heat. Take your ethics and I won't even comment.
your principles and your life, and R. M. Moffett, SADIc "I don't
separate them from God, and believe in love PERIOD."
though you may glow for a short
while, it will not be for long." TODAY'S SERMONETTE: Peo-
So many people today are like pie who drive with one hand are
the first man in this little story, headed for the church aisle. Some
They think that they can live their will walk down it. Others will be
lives on a certain set of principles carried.
and cease to bother with religion.
Yet little do they realize that these principals won't last long
life's great rules for living have once they are detached from the
their roots in a way of living-that source from which they get their
is God-centered and God given and very life and meaning. -


My name is Elmer; I come from the swamps.
I'm a slick little skeeter; on humans I clomp!
With my dagger I sting, with my feelers I cling.
As I suck I do sing, at the pain I do bring!

When the Navy arrived, I shouted with glee,
For I'm partial to salt, and salt's good for me!
So I flew to the base, and I filled up my tanks.
I'd start with the C.O. and work down the ranks!
I raged, and I roared. I scuttled the fleet!
I had 'em all indoors scratching their feet!

1 even took courses in fighter directions.
I buzzed the night problems and followed all sections.
In no time at all I was splashing all targets.
Then I called in my buddies and opened blood markets.
We went on a rampage; we had the place stricken
With bites and big welts that had 'em all itchin'!

But lo and behold! As we honed our sharp dirks,
The "Flit Can" arrived and gave us the works.
They sprayed all the area, from no-feet to tree-top.
We reeled and got dizzy and hollered, "Please stop!"
But they doubled their efforts; they sprayed to stop itches,
And our only relief was a plane in the ditches!
But that was -short respite; they fixed up another,
And strafed our thin ranks. Was it awful? Oh, brother!

So here's my lament, just Elmer-that's me!
My cousins and kinfolk have thrown in the sponge,
And left for the beaches to go for a plunge.
But me? I can't move, I've got the D.T.'s
From liberal amounts of the darn D.D.T.'s!
-Lt. A.F.C.



JULY 12, 1945

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out at the MAA desk. In other is one of the favorite spots for
words, the mail has been brought the girls off duty. However, this
in from the station and is being' is just one of the many forms of
handed out, MAA's answer tele- athletics that Beachland offers
phones and, in general, serve as the girls during their spare time.
watch dlogs for the barracks. The girls have their own soft-
Continuing the tour of Beach- hall diamond and many a rugged
land, we naturally enter the chow- game has been played there. Speak-
hall, which is a popular place, not ing of softball, a league is now
only at chowtime, but after underway with the four team-
"lights out" as well. from Air Control entered as welT
The chowhall opened last Oc- as a team from the Station an'
tober and has done a land office a team composed of the MAAS
business ever since. It is manned and the Marines.
by a staff of efficient WAVE Usually two or three games are

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"Buc" Dulotos byb Priester
Mess detail proves to be not so bad afterall, say Gloria Swain,
Sp(X)3c; Irene Gibbon, E!r(X)3c; Betty Tornow, Sp(X)3c; Isabel
Cuff, Sic; Enamaine DeSmidt, Sic, shown top left working in a
dish-washing assembly line. Top right shows the Beachland chow
line during one of its quieter times. Center left, Ruth Schlueter, Sic,
and Elsie White G1 the barracks space for Captain's Inspection.
Center right shows the familiar Beachland b)ool. Lower right, smil-
ing Toni Titus, Sic, holds mail call for Ruth Bailep, Sic, and Jo-
sephine Lewis, Sp(X)3c.
played each week with a good girls on a court located in front
size cheering section on hand to of the Beachland.
help the favorite teams win. For those who do not like the
Basketball is also offered to the (Continued .on Page 4)

' JULY 12, 1945



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The 'Buc' Says...


To all those husbands who belabor their wives for devoting some
eight hours to grocery buying, let this be warning. We went shopping
at the Ft. Pierce Commissary the other day-and literally.
It was wonderful. Right inside the door are rows of little metal
go-carts beckoning you on to an unknown fate. And just to the right of
them are compartments of vegetables. No, they're not in cans like
you're used to. They're fresh. Peas with pods around them. Carrots
small enough that they don't have to be sliced to wrap the mouth
around. And corn on the cob. Of course the worms may have gotten
to it first, but nowadays the worms have to look out for themselves.
And watermelons! If you want an oversize one, that's where you'll find
it. On ice, too.
We simply breezed through there picking up this and that and even
passed on to the canned goods department-all in the space of probably
no more than fifteen minutes. And don't think we weren't figuring a
few little eithets to inject into the next session about this all day shop-
ping bout.
But then we tackled the meat situation. Yes, there was meat on
hand. Customers, too. What's worse, they take them in turn. And
therein lies the whole story. We hadn't heard of waiting on people in
turn for years. That went out with the full dinner pail and those five
good tires. But there were no arguments on the question. The place is
evidently run by reactionaries.
So we drew our number-62. A quick perusal showed that Mrs. 42
was at that moment debating whether to take a couple of pork chops-
or "could I afford that steak? Or do you have anything else?" You
know women, they always suspect the butcher of hiding things in that
back room. If he didn't do that, why did he have it?
"Well," we thought, if things move as,quickly as this we have
plenty of time on our hands for a look around." It then dawned on us
that perhaps we were going at this thing a little backward. Perhaps
we should have started with the protein side of the menu. But it was
too late to reorganize our shopping system, so we took the next best
alternative-filling up our time buying things for which we had no
desire and certainly no storage space.
As we pursued this time consuming approach, we espied a floor
mop. A nice big mop, all put together. To the best of our knowledge no
moi had been introduced to Vero Beach in a period of years-if ever.
Boy, what a purchase! And would we be in good at home! It was ours!
Swinging it around to stow it alongside the watermelon and peas in
that accommodating little go-cart, the hitherto-considered mother's
he'Oer became suddenly a lethal weapon. Missing two, it caught the
third right in the well, you know the condition of Navy wives now-
adays. Apologies were in order and made.
But sadly, there it did not end, for on the return sweep a particu-
larly large lunged infant was leveled to the deck. He yelled! He scream-
ed! He persisted in yelling and screaming! Not until the mop was com-
pletely disassembled and hidden among the peas was cajolery of any
avail. .- B
With a sigh of relief and a feeling of security we set forth for our
pork chop. But sadness and woe! They were up to number 76. And the
next tag was 98. ; .|
Two roosters were in the yard a dive for the henhouse, the other
when it started to rain. One made made a duck under the porch.

They Fold 'Em Up


Martha Williams, Eleanor Goi-
netski, Adelaide Scott, Marian
Kimball, Doris Fritsch and Ruth
Bailey are shown folding Bucca-
neers. The work of these girls
makes it possible for the "Buc" to
come out on time.


(Continued from Page 3)
more active sports, a recreation
porch has been set-up just off the
chowhall and here are a ping pong
table, writing desks, reading ma-
terial and other items for enter-
tainment. The Beachland also
has its own library with ,,il:' in-
teresting books available for the
girls to read in their off duty mo-
All forms of athletics fall under
the duties of the welfare and recre-
ation department. The welfare spe-
cialists also organize dances for
the girls, instruct in exercises and
in general are on hand to help ini
any possible way.
Every Tuesday, the traveling
USO representative brings one of
the latest movies to the Beach-
land and the chowhall is then
turned into a theatre.
Captain's Inspection is a very se-
rious matter aboard the Beachland
and Thursday night usually finds
most of the girls cleaning rooms
and lockers for the following day.
Everything is spie and span when
the inspecting party comes aboard,
Gear is all stowed away and bunks
are made to prefection with cor-
ners squared properly.




The station post office, in com-
pliance with new Postal Regula-
tions, announced this week that ef-
fective 1 July 1945, all subscrip-
tions for newspapers and other
periodicals to personnel in the
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast
Guard overseas must be requested
in writing by the person who is
to receive the paper.
The order, issued by the Post
Office Department at the Navy's
request, includes renewals as well
as new subscriptions. "Payment
for the subscription may be made
by anyone provided the addressees
have initiated the request," it was
pointed out in the directive, No.
'Chief Mailman A. N. Thorsen,
in charge of the station branch of
the Vero Beach Post Office, has
urged all hands on transfer to in-
form the publishers of magazines
and newspapers to which they now
hold subscriptions that their ad-
dresses here are obsolete. New ad-
dresses are to be given, if possi-
ble. Under Postal regulations, sec-
ond-class publications are undeliv-
erable if they bear obsolete ad-
Local postal authorities, when
in receipt of mail' addressed to
personnel already transferred, will
return the written or printed ad-
dess on such periodicals to the
publisher, instructing the latter
to discontinue mailing copies sim-
ilarly addressed, until the new ad-
dress has been furnished by the
It was stressed that all first-
class mail, including letters, pack-
ages and periodicals marked
first-class, will be given directory
service as heretofore.

"This bed," the antique dealer
confided, "belonged to my great-
"Sure," the unbelieving prospect
replied. "No doubt one of the
beds Washington slept in!"
"Very likely, sir, . though
of course you'd never get grand-
mother to admit that."



A special Fourth of July war bond promotion stunt was tried suc-
cessfully at Beachland as Vero civilians and NAS personnel swam,
tried games of chance, had their fortunes told, and danced at Beach-

land. Games of Bingo, Whak the Wave and Penny Toss are shown
in the pictures above.



JULY 12, 1945



Thirteen sailors aboard the from Melbourne south to West. BUT IN TH
"USS Drydock" eating mess Palm Beach. The only RDF facil-
instead of chow, loafing in the ity dealing with both Army and Lt.(jg)Richards Served
canteen, not Ship's Service, and Navy aircraft, it is one of four as School Nurse
whistling "The Caisson Song" in- in the area as the others are lo- as School Hospital Nurse
stead of "Bell-Bottom Trousers" cated at Stuart, Melbourne and
- that's the nutshell story of Vero Beach. Lt. (jg) Dorothy I. Richards,
Vero's naval detachment stationed At their site, labeled the "Dry- of Johnstown, Pa., ward super-
at Hendricks Field, famed Florida dock," the group sports a mascot visor at the station dispensary,
Army Air Forces Base, located (a dog called "Emma," named, Se- has turned her civilian profession
near Sebring, Florida. bring scuttlebutt says, for a wait- into a Navy career, as the one-
The Army Air Field, farthest ress in the Base PX). Standing ro- time supervisor at Miami Univer-
removed base from the air station stating watches on a 24-hour-a-day sity Hospital is now a member of
at which Vero personnel serve, is basis, radiomen and strikers guide the Nurse Corps, Regular Navy.
located nearly 110 miles west of Sebring planes base-ward, give Entering the service in early
Vero Beach. Used for training Vero aircraft "fixes," i -- January o f
Army students in B-17 tactics, the "Sebring, as a liberty town, is 1943, 'Lt. (jg)
base lists many returned veterans no improvement on Vero," say Richards served
among its personnel. Telephone members of the group, who spend at the Philadel-
communication and occasional their time off on the base or in phia Nava
trips by truck provide contact be- nearby Avon Park. Occasional sa- Hospital for six
tween the land-locked unit and its faris set out for Tampa and other months and at
home "port." West Coast liberty towns. the Naval Hos-
Rated among the luckiest of all Recreation? The men have been ;, ., p i t a 1, NOB,
Vero's temporary detached person- accepted as honorary members of a Norfolk, Vir-
nel, these men are quartered in the base's NCO club; swim daily r ginia, before re-
Army barracks, eat Army mess, in a pool outside the barracks; play -- porting aboard
and, although "fish out of water," tennis, volleyball and baseball ont Vero in Octoer of last year.
thrive in their khaki-colored sur- courts nearby, Base theatres are The Pennsylvania nurse trained
roundings. open nightly. Two, recently burned, at the University of Pittsburgh
The thirteen, supervised by are currently under repair on and at Memorial Hospital, Johns-
CMOMM J. L. Wischuk, include field. Onlyfly the ointment is town. Her job at Miami University
G. W. Allen, RM3c; E. T. Breq- a 15-cent nightly movie fee; the de- was held during 19 1194.
sitt, MOMM3c; W. W. Davis, RJM tachment, although used to their "How'd I happen to come into
3c; J. O. Ebert, RM3c; E. H. Hafe- home station's free entertainment, th Nvy? Well, for patriotic rea-
meister, RM3c; R. M. Kennedy, don't complain, however, knowing thson, parly fand b ecaue Id al-
RM3c; J. F. Kovencz, Sic; R. V. their Sebring set-up for the good ways been interested becain the Navy,"
Rways been interested in the Navy,"
LaHatt, RM2c; R. C. Moeschler, deal it is. she commented.
RM3c; R. M. O'Boyle, Sic; E. W. "As for my post-war plans, I
Pokorny, Sic; and J. L. Tortorich, NEW LIBRARIAN think I'll stay in the Navy," Miss
M3c. Frances Howell, attractive new Richards said, observing that "the
Under supervision of Lt. Comdr. civilian librarian, comes to her job Navy Nurse Corps is worth serv-
L. L. Allen and Lt. G. H. Vocke, at NAS Vero Beach well prepared, ing in, since you have opportuni-
Vero's communications depart- A graduate of the School of Li- ties for travel and for learning
ment officers, the detachment pro- brary Science at the University of new medical routines."
vides RDF protection for Navy and North Carolina, Miss Howell was
Army planes flying in a general librarian at the Palm Beach Junior Some day a girl may find a man
area stretching from Vero Beach College at West Palm Beach before who won't try to take advantage
110 miles west to Sebring and taking her present duties, of her but the tombstone will
When asked why she chose Vero probably be too darn heavy for her
We've just heard how you can Beach, she commented, "I didn't to lift.
tell the difference between the choose it; civil service did it for
city sophisticate and the girl who me. I thought I needed a change, Mrs. Marine: "You deceived me
hails from he sticns: In a hgh and the Navy needed more librar- before I married you! You told me
wind, the cty girl will grab her ians, so here I am." you were well off."
hat; the country girl grabs for her Miss Howell calls Pahokee, Flor- Marine: "So I was-but I didn't
skirt. ida, her home. know it."


Air Control's Boyle
Hails From Chicago

One of the best known men
around the station, smiling, big
Joe Boyle, Sic, driver for the Air
Control Department, hails from
Chicago Illinois, where he worked
before entering the Navy at Farr-
agut, Idaho, nearly two years ago.
Boyle, seen around the station
driving A i r
Control jeeps
a n d trucks,
came aboard in
April of last
year, when he
S made the cross-
country trek k
from California
1 with members
of Argus Unit
j 26, the nucleus
of the depart-
"California was a lot better than
Vero Beach," Boyle says, "but
duty in Florida is a better break
than some of my brothers got."
Three of Joe's brothers are in the
Armed Forces;' all of them, list
duty abroad.
Known to most old hands aboard,
Boyle constantly wise-cracks from
his jeep; among Air Control's
personnel, he's regarded as one of
the most colorful men at Vero.
,Before the war, Boyle worked
for the Chicago Surface Lines
Railway system; following his dis-
charge "which I hope will come'
one of these years" Joe isn't
sure what his post-war job will be.
"You can count on one thing,
though," he says, "I won't be
wearing one of these street-clean-
ers' white uniforms the Navy dug
up for us."

Dub: "Do you know that girl
over there?"
Bub: "Yes. She's Helen Carrs."
Dub: "How is she on a park

Male Call by Milton Caniff, creator of "Terry and the Pirates"

_ ~_ __ ___~~~~~_~

JULY 12, 1945




Matthew Sahina Wins

$250 For Invention
Matthew S. Sahina, civilian em-
ployee on the station, has devised
a method to eliminate water, rust
particles and "foreign elements
forming in the gasoline storage
tanks and making sure that such
particles do not get into the tanks
in the planes.
Sahina, "Snapper" operator of
the gasoline distribution system,
was having trouble with the squad-
ron truck, complaining about water
being in the gas, so he devised a
by-passer which takes all the wa-
ter, rust particles and foreign ele-
ments from the gasoline, produc-
ing a clear, clean gasoline.
The committee on awards to ci-
vilian employees awarded him $250
for this suggestion.
Lieutenant C. H. Smith, civilian
personnel relation officer comment-
ed "We are anxious for all civil-
ians on this station to submit ideas
which might be time saving to the
Navy, not to this station alone
but to all stations. And their sug-
gestions might lead to an award."

Jimmy, age eight, was assigned
by his teacher to write a piece
about his origins. Seeking cooper-
ation, he question his mother.
"l1om, where did Grandma come
Xlom?" P -
"The stork brought Grandma,
"Well, where did you come
"The stork brought me, too.
"And you, too, dear."
Resignedly, Jimmy wrote the
lead for his composition: "There
have been no natural births in our
family for three generations."

Gob: "Would you turn off the
lights if we were on that daven-
Gal: "Why, of course not, lazy!"

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UI SO Love









ly.Lovely ABSENCE OFFENSES, Navy Opens Aviation

DESERTION TO GET Preparatory Program


The Navy Department has es- All unmarried seamen on active
S tablished a policy in regard to duty in any branch of the Navy or
trials of offenses involving ab- Naval Reserve may now apply for
Essences and desertion to promote entrance into the Naval Aviation
: uniformity throughout the entire Preparatory Program, the Navy
naval establishment in punish- Department announced recently.
ments of these offenses. General qualifications necessary
Punishments for first AOL of- for selection are, that the candi-
fenses will be: date be (1) on active duty; (2) a
SMast or deck court for absences male citizen of the United States;
1 less than 11 days; summary court (3) less than 20 years of age on
,for absences between 11 and 30 1 November 1945; (4) unmarried
days and general court for those until commissioned; and (5)
." r. .-- over 30 days. agreeable to change in rating to
SAWOL offenses call for the fol- apprentice seaman.
lowing trials: Academic requirements include
...--. Mast or deck court for an ab- completion of high school, or at-
S sence less than one day; summary tendance at or acceptance for ad-
J 2 court for absences between one and mission to an accredited college or
-C.. L _,l -,..w'-J 10 days and general court for those university. "High school or college
over 10 davs. transcripts must show successful
Lovely Irene Brooks, Hollywood All men AOL or AWOL for completion of courses in elemen-
nger, is just one of the entertain- more than 45 days will be tried tary algebra and plane geometry;
ent facets to the USO show for desertion. The charge of deser- additional courses in mathematics
Come and Get It" playing here tion will also be made if evidence and physics are not required, but
lis Saturday. of desertion is found other than are desirable."
Other members of the troti.e in- length of absence, apprehension or 'Grades on GCT tests, given aft-
ude the Six Marvelettes, acrobat- breaking arrest, er 15 June, 1945, must be 60 or
dancers; McFarland & Brown, The type of court given an over. All applicants will be re-
mnedy knockabout act; Luke and offender in cases of repeated of- quired to pass a flight physical and
ank ,pipmerjv musical act: Lew fenses will depend upon previous a mental examination before being
rock- and Jerry Ann, M.C. and Lullislime-ii oir cn_.;v.': Li\,. .'ir. hi -i,isi:f:l'"d 0.-,.a final selection.
iagic; Eddie Edwards, M. C. and a two year period prior to the of-I Further details may be obtained
median; the two Pastime dan- fense in question. I om the station educational of-
ers; Jack Ring, pianist and musi- Offenders who, for the first ab- ficer, Lt. (jg) G. E. Rainge, first
al conductor. sence offense, were punished at deck, Instruction building, tele-
--- -i_ mast or convicted by deck court phone 340.
t i Iwill be tried by summary court;
education is Dicharaed those convicted by a summary "The Atlanta OPA office re-
court for the first absence offense ceived this letter recently from a
Veterans For The Asking will be tried by general court, un- hill-billy farmer:
hours. In this case, the type of "'Dear sir: Son Bill and Neph-
Cotinued from Page 1) less the absence was less than 48 ew James looked over grandpappy,
(Cone the veteran is attending court will be discretionary, but it who is 105 years old. Decided he
hool $50 a month for a single will never be less than a suminmmary wasn't no good, and took him to
an and $75 a month if the ex- court., the barn, and hung him. What I
rviceman has dependents. Third offenders will be tried by watbt to know now is, do we have
At the conclusion of the first general court unless the absence is to turn in grandpappy's ration
ar or its equivalent in part-time less than 48 hours. In this event book?' Jack Kofoed
udy, if the veteran's work has the type of court will also be dis-
.mdy, if the veteran's work has ________ ___ __ __ _____
en up to the accepted standard of cretionary but never less thn a
e school, he will be entitled to summary court. Repeated absences
rather education under the same will be tried by general court, re-
ms. The length of training can- gardless of the length of absence
t exceed four years, nor can it These policies will be adhered
ceed the length of time spent in to unless a smaller or larger pun-
tive military service after 16 ishment is indicated by prelimin-
ptember 1940. ary investigation or evidence found
1tei il.r 1 at the trial.940

Ss pslul e Lo obta Ii
school or college credit for courses
taken while in the service. Many
institutions will also admit stu-
dents on general education devel-
opment tests.

One stockman said to the other
stockman: "I shipped 100,000 bulls
laAt yearr"
The other stockman said: "I
shipped 200,000 bulls last year."
The firtstockman replied: "We
are about the biggest bull ship-
pers in the country."

Reduction in rating for petty
officers will be considered appro-
priate as a part or all of the pun-
Where a man has missed the
sailing of his ship or mobile unit,
general court martial will be the
court assigned, except under un-
usual circumstances.

Why does the iceman smile so
when his glance happens to meet
the Aign: "Please drive slow. The
child in the street may be yours,
you know."

"Sorry, man, you're in
the wrong place--you want
to see the Chaplain."


enlisted men's courts. Above, a practice game in session was snap-
ped by the Buc's photographer. Interrupting softball play for a
short breather, the volleyball league is expected to last into August.

Vero's Volleyball league boasts a record number of teams turning
out for the summer play. The league, organized recently by the
Athletic Department got under way last Monday afternoon on the



By Geo. C. Karam, Slc (RM)
STUART, FLA. The Coast
Guard station at Hobe Sound,
Fla., eked out a 1-0 victory over
the Airdales stationed at Witham
Field in a pitcher's duel 4 July at
Blider, tossing for the coast
guard turned in a superb perform-
ance from the pitching mound in
giving up only two hits to the
local team, Those two bingles
were cracked into the left field by
O'Leary who seemed the only
member of the local squad to make
the "Hit" parade.
RM Wright who tossed for aux-
iliary air base team also did a
4.0 job on the mound in holding th
visitors to a scant four hits.
The Coast Guards scored their
lone tally in the fourth inning after
Davis, left fielder, drove in Scott
with a single in the outfield; Nich-
olson of the Navy put a stop to
the rally with a spectacular catch
in left field.
Twice during the seven inning
contest, the locals had a chance
to push across the winning run,
but both opportunities were quickly
quenched by the fast-stepping
Coast Guard.
Umpires for the game were En-
signs Corozza, LSO at Stuart, and
Cabral, radar controller.
Enlisted personnel participating
in the game from the Stuart field
were Atkins, third base; Nichol-
son, left field; Waller, short stop;
O'Brien, catcher; O'Leary, short
field; Seerley first base; Porter,
second base; Timler, center field;
Bladsaker, right field; and Wright,

Volleyball Leagues
Get Under Way Here -

Volleyball, currently giving
softhall a breathing spell on the
station, has rolled off to a good a
start, with a number of teams
competing for the n"t crown.-
League play is scheduled to
continue until August, when a
championship contest will be slated -.
for both 1430 and 1630 leagues.
Softball is expected to take up
again during early August.

Christmas Mail May

Be Posted Ea
Christmas mail may be mailed
any time during the year, the Ni
has announced, in a move to h
level off the expected "Christr
reason" package load of 1945.
Navy surveys revealing what
Navy personnel overseas pre
will be of help to all who
choosing gifts for service men
women. In the order named
following gifts found preferen
pictures, canned luxury foo
books, writing portfolios, serve
watches, pipes, pens, engrai
identification tags, waterpr
wallets and cigaret lighters.
Not wanted are cakes, soft cs
dies and cookies, which do
stand shipment well. Sundries su
as shaving kits, creams, cosmet
etc., are on sale at Navy sto:
ashore and afloat and are
sought after as gifts. The Na
asks that soft foods or items tL
when broken will damage the r
of the mail be excluded from g

What makes people walk
their sleep?
Twin beds.


f1 ,



Over a hundred pounds of fish is a lot of fish. Lt. (jg) Wm. K.
Journey and Lt. Albert H. Woods had this picture taken just to
prove it was no "fish" story.

ic r 1- .. - - -- "
are REAL fishermen yet there
and I e must be very few of them.
the -' he- *
ce: i1 Beginning with this issue, we
ds, T Cc i C B OX start a series of hints on catching
ice >Florida waterways fish. The group-
ied B G er is discussed below; other species
ved By Bill Gasque, Sic
oof The Welfare and Recreation will be covered later.
L. D. M. ,n, h Noted as strong fighters, the
Officer, Lt. D. M. nnan, handed is among the bett
an- me this memorandum recently: ouperoc fiamon the ettidar
sot o known rock fish off the Florida
"1. You are hereby restricted coastal reefs. Types of grouper
ch from all rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds most frequently caught in this vi
cs and the sea, for the duration 'of city are the black, Nassau and
res the war. Warsaw grouper. Of these, the
not "2. The reason for this order is black grouper are most frequently
vy that you are a WOULD-BE FISH'- encountered.
hat ERMAN and you are telling fish Grouper are stout and short,
est stories prejudiced to the good or- heavy set in shape, and have a
'ift der and discipline of REAL FISH- large mouth. They have been known
ERMAN." to change color with considerable
Although our first reaction to facility, registering all shades
in the above is unprintable, we'd like from pure white to solid black.
to say that we haven't seen any (Continued on Page 8)



JULY 12, 1945

-....~-. ..

P IE C RV 12 oA,

Lost, Fou

And Trad
sun. Model 111,
two boxes of a
Nicholas Getwan.
phonograph. Any
tion oR available
.Inckman, 214, or
on inner rim. L
Club Mac. Kee]
notify Ens. J. M
sad dog tags. If
SZe, ACC. phone
LOST-Red le
Call Virginia S
BIpchland hotel,

The T
Black and Nas
chow dark br
intervals of go
When hook
the nearest ho
the grouper g
the angler can
spells a lost fi
Quite a few
caught around
the Indian Riv
The best typ
let for surf fi
use white feal
travel near th

nd, Buy, Sell U (jg) Johnson Awarded

le Department Air Medal Citation For

good ronhti Paonfs Operations Duty
emington Automatic shot-' Patll Operations Duly
in good condition, And
hells, $52. SSPP Captain
SBUY: Portable electric Lt. (jg) Harold E. Johnson,
'one having any informa- USNR, was awarded the Air Medal
mnacldne, please call Sally
address C Buccaneer. and a permanent citation in a cere.
coin bracelet, engraved monly held aboard recently. The
ost on beach adjacent to
peaks. If found._ please award was made in the name of
.Sears, hone 882 (AGIC he President, by SecNav James
D bracelet, snake chain Forrestal.
found, call I. Shell, A flight instructor in the Avia-
e 32. tion Training Department since
father writing portfolio. Training Department since
chulte. Sp(x)ae (QM), April of this year, the Naval Avi-
phone 2575 V. ator returned from sea duty in
B x February. He reported aboard 11
tackle Box April 1945.
d from Page 7) The citation reads as follows:
u rouPer u "For meritorious achievement in aerial
ssau grouper usually light as pilot of a night fighter plane
own splotches, with attached to an aircraft carrier in action
Ilden bronze,. against enemy Japanese forces off Paulau,
1d, grouper dive to ne Philippine Islands and Formosa, from
Ie in rocky reefs. If Septemberr 11 to December 21, 1944. A
ets in a hole before .Allled and fearless airman, Ensign John-
turn him, it usually on courageoiAly participated in many ex-
sh. tremely hazardous missions during the pi-
grouper have been onee-' Period ofti night fighter operations,
Ft. Pierce and in ',d, by his tireless energy and unselfish
rce an in s, contributed materially to the ex-
'er area recently. llent 'combat record achieved by his
squadron and greatly assisted in the de
e of bait is cut mul- omermptit of an important new phase of
shing. For trolling 'aval aviation. Ensign Johnson's indomi-
ther lures that will table spirit and steadfast devotion to dut
e bottom were in keeping with the highest tradi-
e botto. Lors Pr tIre unsCe'l N'raBI Nasievrvice.


Ramsey Ames, current Universal starlet, is shown sitting on
her imagination, and little else, in this Hollywood release, NOT
designed to lower temperature, blood pressure, and humidity.


e^^%^- 6 ^,

ABOARD-"Adventures of a Rookie" -- Wally Brown.
ASHORE.--"1VIii Street After Dark" and "Nothing But Trouble"

FRIDAY, 13 July
ABOARD-"Crime Inc." Leo Carillo Martha 'lilto
ASHORE-'"yclone Prairie Rangers" and "Those Endearing Young
Charms"; Dance at USO center at 2000
ABOARD-Mbvies at 1400: "Christmas in Connecticut" Barbara
Stanwyck; USO Camp Show at 1830 and 2030: "Come and Get It"
ASHORE-"Cyclone Prairie Rangers" and "Those Endearing Young
SUNDAY, 15 July
ABOARD-Church Services: Catholic in station auditorium at 0900.
Protestant in the Chapel at 1100. Movies: 1800 and 2030: "Christ-
mas in Connecticut" Barbara Stanwyck
ASHORE-"Keys of the Kingdom"
MONDAY, 16 July
ABOARD-"Boston Blaclde's Rendezvous" Chester Morris
ASHORE-"Keys of the Kingdom"
TUESDAY, 17 July
ABOARD-"Her Lucky Night" Andrews Sisters
ASHORE-"Royal ScandAl" Tallulah Bankhead
ABOARD-"Her Lucky Nignt" Andrews- Sisters
ASHORE-"Royal Scandal" Tallulah Bankhead
ABOARD--"Imitation of Life" Claudette Colbert
ASHORE-"Hcr Lucky Night" and "Bowery Champs"
FRIDAY, 20 July
ABOARD-"Scarface" Paul Muni
ASHORE-"House of Frankenstein" and "Trigger Trail"; Dance USO
r center 2 I000
.- .. -TURDAY. 21 July
ABOARD-"Story of G. t. Joe" F.rie Pyle story
ASHORE-"House of Frankenstein" and "Trigger Trail"
SUNDAY, 22 July
ABOARD-Church services: Catholic in station auditorium at 0900.
Protestant in Chapel at 1100. Movies 1800 and 2030: "Story of
G. I. Joe"
ASHORE--"National Velvet" Mickey Rooney
MONDAY, 23 July
ABOARD-See Plan of the Day for movies
ASHORE--"National Velvet" Mickey Rooney
TUESDAY, 24 July
ABOARD-See Plan of the Day for movies
ASHORE-"Roughly Speaking" and March of Time
ABOARD-See Plan of the Day for movies
ASHORE-"Roughly Speaking" and March of Time

hips D ig N outfit of personal equipment, in-
BuShips Desgns NeW eluding all items of clothing, bed-
l hi Bg ding, and miscellaneous gear.
Style Clo ng B When required solely for stowage
of clothing, only one part of the
A new type sea bag, combining bag need be used; the other half
can be stowed in the :bottom of
he old sea bags and hammocks, he fire stowed in the bottom of
ias recently been developed by the For the time being, the directive
bureau of Ships, it was announced Joints out, stocks of the new-type
,y the Navy department recently. jag can be obtained only in suf-
ipproved by CNO, the bag is foi icient quantities for new recruits,
,se by enlisted personnel "for the Ithough "it is expected that this
towage of clothing where ade bag will eventually replace the
iuate locker facilities are not pro aid-type clothes bag for all pur-
ided, and in lieu of the old-type poses throughout the service."
clothes bag and hammock cor- "All activities will continue to Is-
bination in transporting clothes sue the old-type clothes bagfox
and bedding between stations." stowage of clothing . until
"The new bag is of sufficient such time as stocks of .the bags
capacity to hold a man's standard now on hand are exhausted."



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