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c;;; VOL. 1 NO. 2'1 Published Every Friday Drew Planes of the Army Air Forces now .on duty in the European theater are maintained mechanic ally in the best possible condition according to Colonel George H: Beverly, Air Corps, Director of Inspection of the Army Atr Forces, who recently returned from a European inspection tour. CoL Beverley's conClusion is based not only on personal observation, but on reports from technical inspectors assigned to all overseas commands to supervise the maintenance of comba t airplanes and equipment in the Army Air Forces. "In spite of the large number of 'green' mechanics that have been taken into -the Anny Air Forces during its expansion," said CoL Beverley, "there has been no noticeable decrease in the excel_lence of our mechanical mainte ance. This is of vital importance :,il the flying safety of a plane in t h e air can b e no greater than its mechanical perfection before it the g_round. Any failing of a mt!Jtary atrplane as a machine whether in combat, training, o{ transport; is :;t victory for the e n e my. "To insure as high a degree of mechanical perfection as is humanly possibl e the Army Air Forces has develo pe d a system of technical inspection and maintenance supervision that i s undoubtedly the finest and most thorough in the world. 'l:'he job of repair, overhaul and n?amte.nance of our planes--espe ctally 111 com bat zones-is as im P?rtant as that of bozilbardier, pzlot or navigator, h e pointed out in stressing t h e urgent need of Army Air Forces for thousands of trained mechanics from all lines of civilain occupations These men do not have to be a!lpJane mechanics to b e eliO'ib l e for enlistment in the Arm/' A'H Forces, Col. Beverley explained For example, automobil e, Diesel, truck. tractor, and farm mechim ics can readily a dapt their skills to airplane maintenance and re(Continued on Pnge 10)


"Page 2 The Drew Fiel: 1115 FLORIDA A VENUE Tnmpa, Florida P. 0. Box :";22 Phone 21'11 All advertiHcments contained In this neWMPDitCr nre ubto contained In the !UacDIII Field ICiy Leaf. 1\llnl'lllum joint cJrculntlon: 8,000 copies. A-DVERTISING RATES FURNISHED ON REQUES'l' A newspaper publis h e d exclusively for the p ersonnel of Drew Field and devote d to military interests and the United Nations Victory. Opinions expressed in this newsp aper are those of the individual writers and under no circumstances are they to be considered those of the United States Army. Advertisements in this publication do not constitute a n endorsement by the W a r Department or Its personnel of the products advertised. 553rd A.W.Bn. 2nd Rept. Squads Riot By S/SGT. ARTHUR BLOOM This week's item on Levy has a tragic note--our boy is in the hospital with a minor kidney ailment, and we are hoping to see his beaming face scion. Come back to tis soon, Levy, for we loves you honeychile. So manJ: transfers are taking place that the company is dwindling down to almost a shadow of its former self-but we still have enough men tried and true to take on the Medical Detachment, so anytime you're ready, Sgt. McD'--Pvts. 'Reirdon, Vannoni and Mc Cauley went off to this week-end, so we're waiting for more of our boys to 'bring those G.I. diplomas back. When all our school boys get back, we'll really have a smart bunch of A W men in this outfit. Those service schools can: .really turn out good men witness Pfcs. Lavelle, Ruther, Gray, Hoole, Knebbe, French and Pvts. Bentley and Altman who are already instructors after return-ing last Sunday. In closing we'll make a third attempt to plant Tierney's favorite piece of blankety-blank verse. Any similarity between this and Rudyards Kipling's "Gungha Din" is purely coincidental and imper-ceptible. The Fighting Irish: Reardon, Radigan, Healy & Jones, Thomas and Tierney too. Gave up their jobs and wives and girls to go and fight for you. Now Reardon, Radigan, Healy & Jones and Thomas and Tierney too boarded a ship and took a long trip, and sailed o'er the ocean blue Where did they go? What did they do? 'VeU, Reardon, Radigan Healy & Jones and-Thomas & Tierney too Threw down t11eir guns and went in with their mitts Sure w h e n they were finished The Axis had fits! Reardon, Radigan, Healy & .Jones Oh yes-Thomas and Tierney too What did they do, you ask? When they got through, The Axis was blue The boys had completed task. 7 Photos $5.95 Including Ohe 8x10 HAND TINTED IN OIL -+c OPEN UNTIL 8 P. M. -+c HOWARD STUDIO Franklin St. Sttite 18 Across Street From Grant's DREW FIELD ECHOES ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, I of us shout, but what we really mean is, "How'd you work it, FE M M E S gals?" ... It seems that Spring is in the hearts of our Quartermaster personnel, since, added to the ,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,..,,,,,,._,,,,,_,, announcement of Lt. 1\iay's fortl;lcoming merge comes the news of With today's edition comes the the marriage of Capt. Brazelton's last day we femmes have as indi-secretary, .Miss Toffaletti (cousin viduals, for tomorrow the only to Tampa's WAAC-y Toffalettis), way we c a n be referred to sepa-and Lt. Stokes, QM officer. The happy bridegroom said the marrately will be as "just another riage was unexpected-we quote: uniform" (not ''the girl in the ''We were sent down to Sarasota blue suit," (please). If any of you to do some work and when we got men find yourselves being whis-throug h the first thing we knew tied at, don' t be startled, just keep we were married." The Mendelson going and try to look coy or sohn-minded pencil-pushers are nonchalant-it'll probably be one expected to take the tip-catch of us exercising a privilege of the 'em off home base. While uniform. If Alice Phillips we're on the su.bject, congratula(Base Automotive Office) comes tions are in order to Cpl. and Mrs. up very abrutly and asks, "Do I Peter Smiljanich '--she's Capt. look 4 6 ?" answer neg a-Bull's secretary, the former Cleo tively because she's been suffer-Warren; he's clerking in Base ing from an inferiority complex Hqs. file section. Several reever since the guard at the east quests to PLEASE not wear frilly gate (by a mis-lick, she ,hopes) blouses, loud sandals or costume put tha t age down on her finger-jewelry with our uniforms have print card. The phrase, "I come from some of the officers beg your pardon, but haven't I and men-to which we say Amen, seen you some place before?" but verily. might well be voiced ;by some of Yankee-boys to Jane Roth, ette Bunch, Mrs. Lucile McElmurray or Mrs. Annie Laurie Sexton (Engineer stenos), who have appeared many times during the past few years in New York, Pilliladel phia, Baltimore, Washington and Chicago newspapers in conjunction with the Chamber of Com merce's program to advertise Tampa's advantages .... 'Fhe Engineer men must be proud of their beauties, as they're planning a smoking room and lounge for tP,e girls, with flowered chintz, venetian blinds, and other swank touches. 'Tain't fair!" the rest T. J. Cocktail Bar "WHERE GOOD FELLOWS GET TOGETHER" Air-Conditioned Cozy Jl.lodel'ate Prices HOTEL THOMAS JEFFERSON Cor. Franklin & Washington M-5571 FLORIDAN TRIO PLAYING NIGHTLY NO MINIMUM NO COUVERT AIR CONDITIONED MILITARY CLOTHES that fit better! OPEN TUESDAY AND 'l'HUH SDAY NIGH1'S 916 FRANI(LIN ST. "SMART MILITARY CLOTHES' ,I .,, .:J:!__ :_" AIN'BOW TAVERN Owned and Operated by NICK BROWN DINING D ANC I NG COCKTAIL LOUN G E Spanish, Italian, American Food o Curb Service Open 24 Hours A Day a Phone H -3121 e Orche stra Nightly !\lost 1\Iodernistic rnv-807 MEMORIAL HIGHWAY ern on the West Coast 1008 FRANii:LIN ST. ONE SOLID WEEK STARTS TODAY, SAT., SEPT. 5 FUN FROLIC LABOR DAY DANCE ALSO EVERY SAT. NITE AMERICAN Hellenic Center One Hiock South of Lufnyettc Bridge Service Men % Price GRAHAM SMITH And His Orchestra Floor Show .Call For Reservations H 25-082 LARGE FANS COOL NO COVER CHARGE 9UNTIL??? .' .. Friday, September 4. 1942 9c 28c AIR-CONDITIONED 711 F R ,l, N I< Ll N (TAMPA I PHONE Ml8_79 A GEORGE STEVEN$ AIR-CONDITIONED 712 FRANKLIN PHONE 3290 SUNDAY AND 1\IONDAY "SHIP AHOY" Red SKELTON Eleanor POWELL ---Feature No. 2 -"YUKON PATROL" Allen Lane unrl Litn Conway 9c 28c Todny and Sunday 'THE BRIDE CAME C.O.D.' Jnmes Cagney Bette Dnvis ---Fenture No. !! --"Passage From Hong 1\:ong" Lucille Fnirbitnks !UcUlLL AVE. AT SAN CARJJOS Open 3 P. 1\1. Dally Program 'Veek of S ept. 6 SUN !\ION., 'l'NES., SEI>T. 6-7-8 OF 'l'HE SOUTH SEAS" Dorothy Lnmour, Jon Hall Also "Phnntont Raiders," with Wnlter Pedgeon, Florence Rice ulso Ne,vs 'WED. THURS., SEPT. 9-10 'ICECAPADES," with Jerry Colonnu, Dorothy Lewis; also "'Vhistling in the Dnrk," with ned Skelton, Conrnd Veidt FRI. SA'l'., SEP'l'. 11-12 "'l'HE LION HAS '\VINGS," with l\lerle Oberon, Rnltlh "Phnntont Subnutrine/' 'vith Bruce Anita SOLDIERS 1 7c I i i


Friday, September 4, 1942 564th MEDICOS By T/SGT. HE:\"RY J. KATZ have finally made the grade and had themselves transferred to other companies. So long, fellows, we hate to see you go. Pvt. William L. Obenour was married while on. furlough. 564th P'LOTT. CO. DOTS AND DASHES ... and it came to pass that the Medical Detachment of the 56 4th had to move from one row of hutments to another, and thus brought with it much grief and woe to the foreman of supply, one By CPL. S. 0. KATZENELL Cpl. Ayvazian, and to one expert Lt. vVilliam K. ()')antwell and his carpenter, one Pfc. Eichorn, and warriors wish S/Sgts. William causeth them to work as demons Johnson and Maurice Hoff all the in the preparation of a new build-success in the world. The sering for the housing of supply. And geants left last week for the Offi it came to pass, that as they fin-cers' Candidate .School. ished their noble task the order Johnson was born in 1918 at was given, and being good soldiers Philadelphia, Pa. After traveling they complied, and moved once through Pennsylvania, Ohio, New again the supply, with more grief York and Maryland, Johnson and woe. And it comes to pass that finally settled in Atlantic City, they here receive three cheers. N J where he graduated with ... and out the darkness high honors from the Atlantic came two promotwns, and. City High School in 1937. During G.abelman became a ':f'ecilmcian his high school days, Johnson Fifth Grade, and Pvt. Simeone be-1 d fo tball basket .ball and P t F' t Cia nd P aye 0 came a. .e Irs ss, a 1 baseball. The likable sergeant was they he1e 1 ece1ve three. cheers. a first-rate gridder. Holding down ... and from a bed m the hos-f llbacl position he was placed pi tal at Field returned the' New state High Pvt. VeJ?-tO .to h1s Detachment, and School All-Star team for two co:nabove h1s !Jp _was a mustache, and secutive seasons. he here rece1ves th1:ee cheers. Johnson enlisted in the Army and returmng from h1s on September 2 5, 19 40, and he home _and from a furlough says he intends to stay in the Pvt. and bemg good soldier service the rest of his life. Pvt. P1tt was determmed to do no Johnson speaks: wrong and thus returneth "I h had several good jobs days early, and he here receives. in life, but none can com-three cheers. pare with the jobs in the army and also fro?l furlough re"Army life is the best life in turned. Pvts. McKmley and Me-the world." Laughll_n each one day early, and Sgt. Hoff first saw the light of Pfc. on the_ day and day at Easton,' Pa., in the year of 1ece1ves herewith thiee rous-1915. Hoff is also a traveling man. w g cheers. He spent several :ears in the large 505th Sig. AW Regiment 2nd Reporting Company By CPL. S. F. NORRIS Sgt. Henry G. Hamrick has been yery happy the past few days for no other reason than that a letter arrives every day from his one and only. But just let one day pass without a letter, and the men sure catch details, and I do mean details. In fact the men catch so many details that only Sgt. Hamrick and his company clerk, T/4 Abraham Kreeger, and the Supply Sergeant, S /Sgt. Luther C. Long, were available to run the obstacle course on Friday. state of Pennsylvania, journeying from one city to anot'11er He stopped in Newark, N. J long enough to graduate from the 1 South Side High School, where he I participated in baseball and tennis. Hoff calls Mian:Ii, Fla., his home AUTO-INSURANCE Army 20% off BUSSEY IJti Ins. Agency Phon" 111-17'18 The men of the .Second Reporting Company agree that T/4 John J. Pierson should be a construeINSECT BITES-MUSCULAR ACHES tion engineer, from the way he 179& supervised the moving of the company tents. He sure had the men on the b all. At least, that is his story. Pvt. Harry C. Panazzi is going to Moonrun, Pa. on his furlough to find out if it is true about his home town finally electing a new president. The latest town paper headlines proclaim President Lincoln. Pvts. William W. Erwin, James McCra\v and Luke E .. Brutvan I Give Service to the Men in the Service SHOE REP AIRING IS MY BUSINESS JOE A. RODAN'J'E' 101 W. 7th Ave. Phone Y 1189 BRANTS BAKERY 2707 E. BROADWAY Service Men -;-1 "' BEER / Hostesses M. MILLER'S BAR 1111 Florida Ave. DREW FIEIJD ECHOES town at the present, having spent the last two years of civilian life in the resort city. He entered the Army ai Allentown, Pa., in 1936. The sergeant has been located at Drew Field for the past eight months, serving in the administration department, wire section and the supply. Before leaving for OCS, Hoff was supply sergeant for the Plotting Company. The sergeant wishes' to thank all his friends in the 564th for makin,g his stay at Drew Field a most enjoyable one. He says: "I certainly enjoyed every minute of the eight months at Drew Field. The officers and enlisted men are regular fellows. I wish them continued success in their line of endeavor, and I .hope to see them again when the victory flag is raised. It's not goodbye, but so long." Elliston's Drug Store Phone H-1645 202 \V. Lafayette St., TAMPA Fonnt.'lin Se1vice and Lunches Tampa and 'l'wiggs St. Seminole Sandwich Shop 5021 Florida Avenue CHICI\:EN AND ,sTEAK DINNERS Fom1tain Service CRENSHAW'S (Wholesale) Fruits-Vegetables Phone 2623 SELDOMRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHER 418 TAMP A ST. Ground Floor Holll'S Special 8 to 6 Appointments SOLDIERS ALWAYS WELCOME EL BOULEVARD RESTAURANT : Finest Spanish Foods -Best of 2001. Nebraska LAFAYETTE HOTEL E. A. CLAY, Manager 120 \Vest Lafayette ,street East Side of Bridge Phone M-5588 Preserip1ions, Wines, Liquors, Home !\lade lee Cream DIETZ DRUG STORE We Give Service To The Men In The Service! FREE DELIVERY o:n S. Howur

Page4 Interceptors Win One;. Lose One The Drew Interceptors,.split two games over the week-end, losing 11-0 on .Saturday to the Belleair army nine or Clearwater, and downing the Boromei Fishmen, 12-0, Sunday in a West Coast league game that moved Drew into second place and the playoff. Big Carlos Moore limited the Fishmen to two hits, both coming in the eighth frame with one away, while his mates were collecting 21 hits off the offering of three Boromei hurlers. Moore faced only 29 men over the nineinning route, striking out nine and walking one. The big righthander was in perfect form with his fast sinker ball as he made his opponents ground out easily. Moore had five assists to his credit in pitching superb ball all afternoon. Louis Bekeza, captain a nd catcher of the team, led the hitting attack against the Fishmen with one double and three singles in five chances. DREW FIELD ECHOES Drew Field Theater Sept. 5, Sat.-PIERRE OF THE PLAINS-John Carroll, Ruth Hussey and Bruce Cabot; A Pacific Frontier, Hatteras Honkers, The Wild a n d Woosy West. 2nd REPORTING COMPANY 564th "BLITZ" By S/SGT. TOM CAIWSO Todd smacked a long home run for the Interceptors in the seconu inning with the bases empty. Drew sent 'eight runs streaming across the platter in the fourth inning as 13 men marched to the By CPL. jOHN F. SUSZYNSKI I Sept. 6-7, Sun.-1\ion. -PARDON MY SARONG Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Virginia Bruce; The Lady or The Tiger, News of the Day. The 2nd Reporting Company has been graced with the addition of several officers that have been assigned to this company. The additions are: Lts. Erpelding, Graffius, Friedlander, Smelt, Walker and Wood. Lt. Mitchell, wno had been acting C. 0. until the return of Lt. Crumplar, has once again resumed command as acting C.O. Lt. Mitch ell did a fine job in his previous tenure of command and with that added experience this company should l

Fridi.!y, September 4, 1942 DREW FIELD ECHOES Page 5 We Are 100 Percent Behind the Boys In Our Armed Forces I Dr. J. J Guerra ;...______---:--Dr. Julio J Guerra Jfuysician and This is one of a series of Feature Pages designed to bolstet the motale of the boys in the Service, by citi.t1g the cm'ers of prominent Tampans, whose v ery success is an i.ttspiration to younger men and whose words of .courage are convincing proof that all Americans in all walks of life ate 100 pei cent behind the men behi.t1d the guns. Dr. A. A. Gonzalez F Born Oct. 17, 1900 in Cuba, Dr. Aurelio Andres Gonzal'ez, director and chief -""""' surgeon s pecializing in genito-urinary disorders with offices in the Firs't N ationa l Bank building was b orn in H a v a n a Cuba, 0 n "Organize d l a bor was the firs t to April 3, 1900, but cry out against the Fascist tenor," h h I d T. L. Carlton, e as Ive tn business "gent of Tampa 41 year s t Unite d B rotherhood of Carpe n t e r s and Joiners I, Dr. Guerra was of America, t ells s t i I I att ending the m e n of Mac-school when T am-Dill a n d Drew p a n s were cel e -Fields "A lot of b!atinng the Ar-our boys a r e up mistice. A m em-the r e 'somewhere' b e r of the Knights of Columbus, Dr. G u erra m arried the former Miss fighting on ever y .Helen. Mesa They are m aking their firing line to pre s e r v e a f r ee home at 24 17 Avenue. America, a free "Every young m a n in the armed world and 0 u r services will b e so well trained that 'free l abor unions, they needn' t w'orry about their fu-Right here at home we're fighting, ture when it's all over," said Dr. too-producing the ships and the Guerra. "We, back h e r e in the munition s o f w a r day and night, home front. will take care of that. taking our place in the Civilian D e Every one will h a v e a much bette r f ense prog r am. We're so busy, in job-and it looks like it won't b e our aim to rus h the supplies of war l ong now. We've started where we l eft off during World War I. Our in time,. tha t hardly a city in AmerJ-Rangers, with the help of the BI'I t-ca will celebr a t e Labor Day. We're doing this because w e do not care ish Commandos, will rain bombs to witness what happe n e d in Ger over Tokyo and Berlin. We have many when the Nazis w alke d in started with the Solomons; now it's and Rhot the union leaders and they t.h e coast of Fra nce, and w e can't put thousands of working m e n and forget that Jimmy Doolittle, accord-women in concentration camps and mg to the latest unce n sored infor-tortured them to death f o r n o other is still in London. I don' t crime tha n holding a union card." like to be unduly optimistic but I Mr. Carlton, who was born January don't b elieve in the theory tha t we 11, 1911, in DeSoto County, Fla., was may lose this w ar. 'V'e can't a m ember of the N ational Guard, f?r, if we did, so h elp u s God," Battery F, 116th Field Artillery in tmue d Dr. Guerra. 1934. In Tampa since 1938, Mr. Carl-ton married the forme r Willie Mall Pebley Barrow Walter F. Harris I Phil!ips. They reside at 212 W. Amelia. Born Feb. 21 1893, in Milton, Fla., Pebley Barrow, owner of P. Barrow Companv Shin Chandlers has been in Tam.pa iur the past 1 years. Mr. Barrow. one of seven boys of C apt. and Mrs. W. G. Barrow, of Pensacola enlisted in the other War, along with five other brothers, in M ay, 1918, at Fort Sam Texas, serving with a spe ) c 1a! d etail of Genera l Headquarters. H e was a Sergeant when h e received his discharge in M arch, 1919. Before enlisting, Mr. Barrow was connected with the meat packing concern. of Armour & Co., holding the POSJ twn of office and c r edit manager H e married the former Thelma M. Mench, of Columbus Ga., and they have two childre n a boy and a girl, Pebley. jr., and b ara Ellen. The Barrows reside a t 2618 'Vatrou s Avenue. "We have a big j o b on our h ands," h e t ells the enlisted m e n of Drew and MacDill Fitelds, "b'ut we're a big n ation w,ith big boys to do the job. Its all ove r the winner's hand will be raised high, and in its hand will be the Stars and Stripes flying hig h G ive all you've got, boys, and once more bring h ome the bacon!" Viralte r F. H arris, president and gen e r a l manager of Anchor Appli anceR. Inc., deal e r s in e lectrical applances and air conditioning equipm ent at 1707 Grand Central Avenue. was born Sept. 28, in Louis-ville, Ky. He has been in Tampa since 1936. He has two brothers now serving with Unc l e Sam's arme d forces. B. C. Harris i s a Sergeant attached to the Quarter master post at Camp Forrest, T enn., and B. M. H arris is serving "some -where with the His firm has installed equipment at Drew and MacDill Fields. In a message to the boys, Mr. Harris says: "The greatest morale bolste r for the boys in camps throug-hout the country today i s to pay strict attention to orders -take your. 'medicine' and show your superior officers that you like it. Youfll never regret Army life once the war i s over and you r eturn to civilian life. Always bear in mind one thing-we CAN'T LOSE. Our victories in the Solo mons i s the t urning point in this war-a point that will m a k e this Frank A. May I a better place in which to ,__,__,__,_ ______ I A. R. Phillips Owner ana m a nager of the M a y Well Drilling Company, Frank A. May, who was born in Tampa on Feb. 6, 1904, was s t iII attending schoo l at the outbreak of the last war, but n e v ertheless, he has a fine message for enliste d m e n of Drew and MacDill Fields: "Re membe r boy, no one i s too big for the Army. Every m a n in it is a working p art of it, no m atte r if you're a n office r or a buck private. The uniform you're wearing toda y stands for the high ;md principles upon which this natwn was founde d and since among m e n and n atwns ; the right to live and the will. to l e t live. It s t ands for hum anity and civilization. Wear It m :oudly.'' M arrie d to the former Miss Bertha Porter, the Mays h ave childre n three boys and one girl, Jack, Robert, Frank and Bertha. They reside at 2717 32nd Street. M. Austin Davis M. Austin Davis, vice president and general manager of T able Sup ply Stores, who has been in T ampa Aince 1937, a lso has a message for the young men of MacDill and Drew Fields. He says: "The boys who left their firms to join the Army will be take n back. There's n o question about that. They will hold their old positions with a far b etter c h a nce for advancement be <:ause of the experience gained in the Armd Forcs of Uncle Sam. There's no question as to who is going to win this war. No one seems lo know when, but America, once more will come out on top. Keep up the good work." Four years of rough and tough Army life t a u ght A. R. Phillips, vice president of I. W. Phillips and Co., dealers in building supplies, that "th e experience gained by many pays in the long run." Born Dec. 5, 1892, in Boonerville, Miss. Mr. Phil lips cam e to Tampa enlisting in the armed forces June, 1915. H e serv e d o n the Mexican borde r and was later discharged, but re-enlisted and was sent to the First OfficerR' Training Camp at Fort McPherson, Ga. From buck private h e rose to the r ank of Second Lieutenant.. v1r'" overseas, serving with A. E. F.'s 371st Infantry, attache d to the 157th Fre n c h D ivision o f the Fourth French Colonel's Army, rece ivin g his discharge at Camp Gordon, Ga., in 1919. He's now chief observer with the Third Interceptor' s Command. Before h e enlisted h e was a clerk in the company in whic h h e now holds a n executive position. Marrie d to the former Miss Bertha Wallays, they reside in S effner. "Your c h a nces should be greater for the future because of the extra training and experience gained in th.;...armed forces," he tells the boys of Drew and MacDill Fields. Best Wishes Pola. r Ice Crean1 Co. 939 Fifth Ave. L a n y A. Grayson, well known attorney. a Past Commander of the American L egion Post No. 5 and for four years Chairman of the Hills boroug h County Democratic Party, saw service with the RAF and knows wha t the British can do. Born J a n 3 0 1895 in Fairfa x County, Va., Mr. Grayson enlisted in May, 1917, a t Fort Myers, Va., serving with the RAF in Lincoln, Eng l and, after training in Texas and in Canada From an Air C adet h e was promote d to Second Lieutenant. In the midst of the fighling, h e was injure d and wus brought back to Washington, receiving his discharge from the Walte r Reed Hospital May 26 1920. Before enlisting he was att ending the University of Virginia. Disc h a rged because of his disability after serving three yea r s Mr. Grayson r eturne d to Unive r sity of Vir ginia, made up his mind that school was no longer a playhouse, but a place to study and work hard for adva ncem ent. Married to the former Miss Josephine Cole, t h e Graysons reside in T emple Terrace. Clarence G. Belle Clarence G. Belle, proprietor of the Chatterbox Restaurant, 707 South Howard Avenue, whe r e they d a nce every nite to the fine mus i c of Abba Dabba and His B oys, didn't take a pot shot a t the Kaiser duri n g the last w ar, but like many others, h e was in the front lines of production-making parts for air plane s and trucks at the Midland Stee l Co. plant in those fateful days of '17 and '18. Born M a y 26, 1898, in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Belle marrie d the forme r Miss Alice Boyce. They have two boys and one girl, \Villia m Robert and J'o Ann, and theii residence i s at 705 S. Howard Avenue. In a message to the boys of Drew and MacDill Fie lds, Mr. B elle says: "Yo u get out o f the Army just what 'you put into it. You won't sell your experience for a million when it's all ove r. Keep up the good work-hit Toleas and: in the air. They are anxwus and. ready to go whenever anQ, wherever. they may be sent to fight the ene my." i s always rea d y to do h e r part at any time. She a lso make. s upholster e d living room furmture, !J.nd since the Government has the m anufacture of mattresses WJth inner-springs and furniture springs, Mrs. Addison feel s s h e ts doing h e r "bit" along with the. bOY:S "After all, she says, "if it h elps WJ?, the war, that's what w e want. Several of the boys from her organization h ll v e entered the Serv1ce and whe n on furlough they always drop b y to see her. She enjoys hearing from them and always answers their l etters. "My advice to the boys is for the m to go and do the best they can," she says. Mrs. Addison h a s two daughters, Mrs. L. N. -Boyd, of Sacramento, C alif., a!ld Mrs. F : W Ray, of Rome Georg1a. In Tampa for the pas t 30 year s she 1 1 resides a t 3301 Memorial Highway. H. L. Sander Arkansas is her home State Russell-ville being the city of her birth, and !.....----------------she neve r misses a chance to r eturn and visit among her old friends. He celebrated his 16th birthday "somewhere" in France during Alfred E. Goding I World War I but H. L. Sander, business agent of Shipyard Workers and Common Laborers Local 1207 !......----------------(AFL), from buck private rose to Too young, too to join the Army M t s t B July 14 1901 in the last ':V a r Alfre d E. Goding. a s er ergean orn president and gen e r a l m a n ager of in Cairo, Ill., Mr. S ander w a s a bank' the Dixie Rag Co., 290 1 12th Street, runner in Silceston, Mo. when he.f has an inspiring message for the enlisted in June, 1918. He served\ m e n in uniform. "History will r e -with the Postal E:xpress cord the summe r of 1942 as the turning point in civilization. We France, 1919; in the Army of Occudo not kno w how long this war i s pation, 8th Infantry; was later atgoing to last but w e do know that tach e d on special duty at the YMCA, in the 30-odd months that the Nazis have been parading their where he was m aking Army motioi:f! gangsteri s m throug-hout Europe, piptures. M arri.ed to tne former .. t hey have m a n ag-e d to prove there Miss M a r y Tho mason, the Sanders is nothing in their n e w order for live a t 407 E. Floribraska Avenue non-Germa n s except the awful In a message to. the personnel of business of hunger, b ankruptcy, in-Drew and MacDill Fields, Mr. San. justice, cruelty, serfdom, s il ence der says: "You're doing your part--; and death. I want to tell the boys but 'Free L abor Will Win.' Men in in the armed forces today tha t we overalls as w ell as men in khaki will t a k e care of their interests on now fight. Hitler, Hirohito and the home front while they a r e away Mussolini should sit up and take nodoing their big chore." Born in tice of this. We cannot forget thac t T ampa August 28, 1910, Mr. Goding the 'Minute M en' of Concord and marrie d the forme r Miss Ruth I'ay L exington, who gave u s liberty, Patk e They h a v e one girl, Jane t were workers, too. Just a s today, Fay, and they reside at 1 20 4 19th .they fought with guns and tools Avenue. alike. The r e are ove r 50 million R. T. (Bob) Joughin "Bob" Joughin, president and general m a nager o f R. T. Joughin & Co., plumbing and heating engineers at 1502 Franklin Street i s a forme r Hillsborough County and w e n known in T ampa civic af f airs Born in T errell, Texas, March 4, 1890, Mr. Jouhgin has been in T ampa for the past 46 years. He .serve d with. the F lorida National G uard from 1901 to 1904, and during the last '\.Yar served as a m embe r of the D i strict DIart Board. He married t h e former Mis s Lulu M argaret .Tackson, now deceased. and had one child, Lula Margaret. A m ember o f the Masonic Order, Shriners and Tampa C h ambe r of Comme rce, Mi. Toug-h i n r e sides a t 3 2 1 'I.V. Amelia. Avenue. "YOUI' chances for advancemen t will be muc h b etter because of the experie nce;; gain e d in the armed forces, h e tells the p e rsonne l of Drew and MacDill Fields. "Do what's right today and you will find your. way to the t o p when it's over!" soon M arrie d to the former Miss Eleodora T o l edo, the y h a v e two othe 1 children. The Azpetias reside a.t 1634 Andrade Court. Keep 'Em Flying HART MACHINERY co. 2613 4th Ave. p aid workers In the Unite d States. Of these, 30 million are potential purchasers of War Bonds through the Payroll Savings Plan. We. will contirue to build the ships, the tanks:' the guns and the ammunition. I know you boys can supply the goods! L et's keep America free! Glen W ellacott He was born Sept. 13. 1893, in Key West, Fla., but. G len W ellacott, own e r of G len's B'illia ids, 805 Tampa Street, h a s b e e n i n T ampa ei nce 1916. H e eni i s ted in World War I, April 26, 191 8, serving with Compa n y A, 8 1 s t D i v i sion. H e sa\v action in the bat t les of the Vosges and Meuse Argonne H e r e ceive d his dis c h a rge at Camp .Jackson, So u t h Carolina, June 27, 1919 Before en Mr. W ellacott was employed as a c igarm a ker in Key West and. I'ampa factories. Marri e d to the f ormer F ern Walker, the W ellacotts have two girls. G l enna and M ar garet and a Carl Scott, who i s now serving with Unci" S a m'B Army in Camp Cook, Calif01 nia A brothe r of Mrs. ':V ellacott, T o m W alke r was a n ROTC student but was commissioned a second lieu-t e n ant after Pearl H arbor. was l ate r advanced to Capt ain and t o day is Major W alker, stati o n e d at Rand olph Field, Texas. The W ellacotts reside a t 5 114 'Nilson Avenue. "Ther e's n o bett e r s c hool tha n tha t of U n c l e Sam's Army," h e t ells the enlisted m e n of .MacDill and Drew Fields in his message. "What you learn there you'll never forget; the you m a k e t here a r e life l o n g friends, and with this you can't h elp but m ake good afte r it's all over. The job you're toda y a civilize d world will long :__. ________________ ...:, remember. Keep 'em flying!"


i Page 6 9th FIGHTERS ###############################4 By CPL. MIKE DODD A few nights ago, the then Cpl. Joe Senick and the erstwhile Sgt. Roscoe Stovall, silently made their way out tothe airplane run ways. The moon emitted shafts of fantastic beams down upon the two soldiers as they peered sky Ward hopefully. "She 'ought to be coming in anytime," said Joe to Roscoe in hushed and reverent tones. "Quiet," chided Roscoe in a trembling whisper. "She's land irig out there at the end of the runway now. Prepare to give her a warm welcome and for stripes' sake, don't pull any boners or do anything to make her mad." DREW FIELD ECHOES "ALWAYS WARM 'ER UP BEFORE 'TAKING OFF" September 4, 1942 Only the Finest Quallity of Foods Used A LA OARTE SERVICE BOG FRAN:KLIN STREET PHONE M 64-913 SERVICE MEN OFFICERS FAMILmS FOR REALLY GOOD FOOD AT MODERATE PRICES PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE-FOLLOW THE CROWD TO The Colonnade BAYSHORE and JULIA Presently, down the runway came rolling. gracefully a wee air plane whicfi looked more like a butterfly than a plane. Its wheels were trimmed. with roses. The propeller was made of laced vines. The body of the ship was adorned with flowers of every description. It was like something out of fairy land. When this strange plane finally came to a noiseless stop, Senick and Stovall hurried to the Steak, Sea Food and Chicken Dinners SOc door, stood at attention like two I I Delicious Sandwiches tombstones. The door opened. A Th J L strangely beautiful lady emerged. e DQUiring IDe .. :-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-: .. Attired in white, she had the ap:..., ______ .,__.:, ____ ....;::::;. ______________ _; c.. pearimce of an angel. The two ::: SERVICE MEN ARE INVITED + Soldiers were awed. They tried to Q. '\\That's the best protection lishing your right to wear same, :btf d 1 t d .:.. ALMO CAFE .:-. move, but couldn't budge an inch. from a tank attack? u ew ea ers .. s an .. on cere They made an effort to speak, but many. Just in case you're think.:. : A Your best bet 1s a well bu1'lt n f b 'ng b ck tful f b .:. \Ve Serve the Finest of Spanish Food_ s and Specia l Spanish their lips remained sealed. The 1 g 0 uyi a u e 0 rass .:. Dishes i lady walked up to them, smiled, foxhole or slit trench in firm to imp.ress the girl-friend, re.:. y member thele's f1'ne of $25 0 a11d .:. 203 E. Cass Stieet Tampa, Florida spoke softly: "Don't be eround. Tanks will go right over afraid, boys. It is I, Lady Luck. ..., ..... six months in the stockade for !-!!!!-!!-!!-!!!!-!!-!-!!:-:-:-:!!-!:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-::-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-: You were expecting me weren't you without harm. In soft or wearing medals you haven't you? I have come to smile upon sandy soil, it isn't safe to rely on earned. you and your friends. Will you this as the sides of your trench Q. \Vh)' do some people call direct me to your orderly room, are likely to crumble and leave so-ldiers doughboys? you vulnerable. You can also get A It all staneci in the Navy i Joe and Roscoe began to melt behind a sto-ut tree. Anything when a small cake called a out of their frozen spell of en-above a 16-inch diameter is good dough boy' was issued to sailors, cban tmen t. Faint smiles spread protection against most tanks. If A button of similar size and shape thinly over theri pal e faces. She ther e aren't. any trees, keep your was put out on Army uniforms did come .after all' How fortu-head-stay m one spot and move I d tl f ll d tl b t nate! The gods only necessary. T?e tank had been good to them; exceed-crew IS m a noisy, bouncmg cell.; ld' 1 lf 'ingly good. Trembling with fasci-They probably can't see you I so Ier umse nation, the two soldiers escorted t:;ke accurate aim at .yo u ,---------------. 'the .lovely lady to their orderly If they did. If you get pamcky SERVICE MEN .room. Inside, seated in a sem1c1r-and start to run you're as likely Cle, were John Mann, William to run into the tank as it is to Hudgins, William. Clack, and 1 un inlo you. Mik(l O 'Hara. Lady Luck su-rv eyed them kindly. Her radiant beauty Q. 1\fy supply sergeant n S trect Member V.F.W. Purple Heart E. P. JOHNSON & SON Watchmakers & Jewelers OPEN UNTIL 8:30 P. M. 214 E. 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Friday September 4, l942 Sub Depot Subs We see our colored porters around all day, but I do not think any of us really know them-and we should, as they are really behind the office force 100% in keeping everything so neat and DREW FIELD ECHOES 1 Plotting Co. 503rd Sig. AW Reg. 1st Rept'g Co. 553rd Sig. PLOTS ON THE BALL By CPL. WALTER E; YOUNG, Jr. Plotting Company reporting. By CPL. jOE GAUDIELLO It's no use, men, you can't keep Yes, reporting that in the past o ur boys down. Again I take pleasmonth many improvements have ure in announcing some more been accomplished, and we find clean. ourselves more contented in our candidates for officer material. Ernest Wellons, wno is the' tl "t .t Pvt. .Samuel C. Couch has left Kingfish of the Porters worked !It e ent ci y. f for the Signal Corps O C.S. and at .the Tampa Y.M C.A. for 10 In the past week more new o not from any latrine, either. It years. before coming to us. Tells ficers have been placed here to l'age r Labor Day f) Greetings U. S. Phosphoric ProdUcts. was heard that S/Sgt Royal Firme :that out of his five heirs he aid us, and we wish' them luck in h t boys Who are golng 1 'nto man 1's preparing for Air Corps I as wo their endeavors at DTew Field or Division Tennessee Corporation the Army soon. The most exciting wherever they may go. Administration, while Pvt John _F. j thing that ever happened to him. Last Sunday we were favored Mitiguy .has received his call to ,.: .. :-:-: .. :-: .. :-: .. :-:++!++!+(++!++!++!++!++!++!++:..:-: .. : .. :-:..:-:-:++!..X++!++!++!++!++!++!++!++:.+:-:-: .. :-:-:-: .. :-:-: .. was saving a Baptist preacher with a lecture by Col. N. H Evans. Medical Adm. Best wishes, men, i from drowning. Ernest says the We appreciate the advice and let' s see those bars glitter on your :i: T H A T H I K E D A y ::: most enjoyable part of his life hope we may profit by it an' d not. shoulders. .:. was the 12 summers he was cook think too lightly, of the subject The battalion mess has a new -} Will be Looked Forward to and Enjoyed ::: at the ''Y" Camp. covered. "Health and good estate spark of life, in the form of T/4th : Johnnie Mims was a truck of body are above all gold and Herman (NMI) .Ostroff, added to ::: When Spent at driver and seems to be the "Beau a strong body .above infinite its surroundings. The ole mess -i: Brummel" of the porters. Says wealth."-Eccl. xl:i5. sergeant seems quite happy. Her: E t L k B h ::: the most exCiting thing that ever Perhaps at a tiine when one man decided two could live as ::: gyp a e eac y happened to him-didn't happen. feels low and wonders what he is cheaply as one and from his do:i: ;i: One of his girl friends shot at doing at the present and thinks ings he reallyupheld the old .:. t him five times and, thank the of the things h e left behind, the phrase. Lots of luck, Herman, I :i: On Sligh Ave., West of Arrileni.a. Spacious ::: Lawd, missed. That long scar on following lines may give him a guess this is good for an e xtra .t Playground, Fine Sand Bottom Beach : his face was made by another girl reason and a purpose. cup of Java. in the mornings. f ::: friend who tried to ctit his throat. "Difficulties are tliings that Belated congratulations to Pvt. ::: Fre' e .to All Office rs and Service Men :i: Says he's had an exciting life, but show what men are." (Epectetus). Chamberiain, who also said "yes" i .:. thoroughly enjoyed it all. Now "Worse than war is fear of a short time ago. Pardon me, Bill, ::: Soft Drinks Oanilies -Ice Oream Popular Prices he' s ready to help Unclde .Sam. th war." (Seneca) 1 ,vas a late getting the John -L. Morgan has one no "The nation's honor is dearer news. ing but chauffeur every since he than the nation's comfort." (Wil-Boy! say, aren't those new uni-has been old enough to work. The son) formed "skirts" a bit of aureet? most interesting thing he ever saw "The roll of honor consists of The two G.I. inseparables, was "Old Faithful" and his trip the names of men who have Pvts Breese and Barredo, whento the Grand Canyon. Had three squared their conduct by ideals of ever you see one the other is uncles killed in the Battle of duty." (W. Wilson) bound to .show up from some Chateau Thierry. "What greedy ears I o o s e where ... T/4th RobeTt J. Pratt Henry Douglas used to be a tongue s betray; but n o one .can and tlie Mrs. are apartment huntplumber's helper. He also studied repea t what you don' t say." ing. The former Atlantic City Civil Engineering. Holds a license "Every man thinks meanly of sportsman and playboy, Pfc Muras amateur Radio Operator. Noth-himself fol' not (having bee n a ray Sanders is

Page 8 DREW FIELD ECHOES 553rd Sig. Bn. Head Hq. Co. wasn't enough, the Sergeant had greatest number of. the right another "rocker" added to his binations. An d by the way, sleeve. That oughta call for TWO Frenchy, your shoes still squeak. cigars! ... Mail Orderly Charles How's about oiling them? Cutters ,.,,,,,,,.,,,,,.,#'################ .. t The transfer list caught up another good supply of our men this week. The 6 7 2nd Signal A W Co. grabbed off Sgt. Vivian 0. Chambers, our No. 1 Slurriburner together with Privates First Class Harold E, Epps and Woodrow M Messick. To the 673rd we lost Privates Charles J. (Snuffy) Gilbert and Elmer W. Mabe. For those of you who have wondered where Gilbert got his nickname, we suggest you catch a glimpse of him dressed for rainy weather. 1 That tin skull doily and Missouri meerschaum really do the trick. Also to the 673rd went Eddie Klimczak, our ball player. What happened, Eddie, did you strike out in your last game? Pfc. Wayne L. Craven finally saw the light of day and transferred from the Medical Detachment into a real outfit. We also welcop1e into the company Lt. Hoke N Norris who joined us from Ft. Monmouth recently. HQ and HQ Squadron By PFC. H. A. HORTON "Hail the Conquering Heroes Corne." Yes, we did it. Our good old softball ten took the champs of Tampa and of the Third Air Force for that well' known sleigh ride. When the chips were counted we were on the winning end of a 10-to-8 victory. The first inning looked pretty bad. But from then on we showed complete mas tery. Nice going, fellows-keep up the good work because the eyes of the entire field are on you. +: +: +: Coco, without doubt the most pop-Headquarters, Third Fighter ular man in the outfit, says that Command Lothario, pipe and all it's men like Privates John Grant, is T/Sgt. Bertee E. Brown (on Merle Winburn and Walter Gutro furlough right now). Right, gaJ.s? that make his job "heavy." Men in T/5th Grade Alvin Glassen's in the Army a! ways think they write terest is Pass-A-Grille Beach. Or more letters than they receiv e. If should be say it's a certain indithat be the case, that trio must vidual there; AI? Anyway; t)1e spend all their time writing water is warm there, they say. We understand Private John ("G. In the uppe r bay of Barracks D." ) Vega acquired a n e w rabbit's B 1 whe're the writer resides, foot shortly before payday Sgt. there must be at least 10 radios. J essie Kagley who is in the hos-No duplication of models, either. pita! with a. touch of malaria is But in all bays, please note: If recovering and should be back at you play your radio until the limit his desk in the A-3 section before of 1 1 p.m., how's about a little long Satterlee :and Meuer of consideration for the birds who our medics are the latest "Model want to sleep and turn your radio T Corporals." Congratulations! down if you listen to it after 10? ... The 8th Wing has challenged And who started this contagious the "Fighting 9th" to a skeet business of one man calling an shoot to be held in the very near other "Rock?" future. Watch for the date! Last Wednesday, the officers of More congratulations. T h is the 8th put in their first d a y on time to Major Samuel B. Mitchell, the range. Lieutenant Carey was Jr., of Hq., III F. C ., upon his retop man with the pistol and turned cent promotion. in a score of 130 out of a possi More middle aisling. S /Sgt. ble 150. Major Bachelder and Cecil E. Cyers took the big step Captain Gough tied for second last Tuesday. And T/Sgt. Charles place with 124. The real shooting B. "Junior" Latshaw will shortly of the day was done by Captain take unto himself also a wife. Mullins with the "Tommy" gun. Brave men, these. Good luck, boys. His score was a. mere 193 out o That new coke machine at 200. Not bad shooting! ... Some Third Fighter Headquarters really fellows get all the breaks. Corkeeps Pfc. John Hrycewisz busy poral Theodore Love was seen on filling it up. Good business. Liggett's corner M,onday nite V:ith-. Unsung Heroes Dept.: Sgt. ART THREE (count em) beaut1ful RIDDICK and PFC FRANK dolls. How dqes he do it? ... CorGUERCIO of the shop. poral Robert ("Cannon Ball") Bhe is a bowling dude. A strike __ .,.,,,,,,, and the set-up all in the same roll! ... Wo11der why Private Korah Bal,er has been going around grinning like a mule eating briars lately? Hd. and Hq. Squadron 3rd Fighter Command Always Say ... HOLSUM BREAD Extra Fresh #'############6'###, .. Who is Becky??? That's the big question around these parts today, and why does a former BartL more policeman change the subSea Breezes ject when that question is asked'! DIXIE Cleaners Laundry +: +: +: By PVT ALVIN M. AMSTER Lots of luck to Cpl. Jarvie, who This column wishes to thank is taking a course in Radio Me-those who expresed themselves as chanics. We're sure he will make being pleased with our initial atthe grade in great style as does tempt last week. Our future issues also his Nellie. shall be along the same lines, and -+c +: +: we shall at all times give "un'Pfc. Wolf is back from the hos-biased coverage without ornapital completely recovered from mentation." Facts, that's all we his furlough to Philadelphia. want. Don't forget, (lnybody with Signal Hq. and Hq. Co., A. W. S. some gossip (juicy o r otherwise), C d [please give us the tipoff. 3rd Fighter omman Easy serial number: 0-727374, By OPL. LARRY Returning Saturday night at 9, the Signal Hq & Hq. Co. Third Fighter Cornrnand. carne back from a 7 4-mile hike and a week's bivouac in the woods. Radio, Plot ting and Telephone Sections installed equipment and se"eral in-spections took place, 'by Colonel Stern, Colonel Tourtellot, and Captain Parrish, C. 0. of Signal 1 Hq. The inspeotions were from the ground and from the air. The 1 maneuvers were accompanied by Lt. Maas, Lt. Nelson and Lt. Beck, who went along for observation purposes. Lt. Oglesby was in charge of the company. L t Joseph, medical officer, also accom-panie d the outfit. I which ;j:jelongs tp Lt. John Pat ton, Jr., of the 9th Fighter Squadron. D i d you know that Cpl. "Frenchy" Roberts and Elden J. Guidry are slt:atistictians? Each day they get out the cubed blocks and see which one can throw the Epperson & Co. Machinery and Supplies "OUR 11th YEAR" 130-132 S. Franklin Street Pho.ne 2688 Tampa, Fla. Leaving here at 8 : 0 0 Monday morning with heavy and dfle.s, the company proceeded to I a point approximately 24 miles !...-------'------.,.----...;...! distant, where they encamped for r----------------; the night. Arising before Rex Billiard Parlor 1012 FRANKLIN break the next morning, the company started out again, blisters and 'bites and everything included, 1 and arrived at the camp site, 12 miles further on, in the middle of Dan'l S. Bagley the afternoon. The remainder of j the day was spent in putting up -tents, preparing fox noles, setting up .radio, plotting and telephone equipment. Camp broke at noon Friday and the gruelling hike back was begun. The boys arrived back at the point where they stayed the first night Saturday morning saw th8 company out again hitting the trail and they arrived at Lake Carroll about noon, where a six-, hour layoyer was scheduled.' That water was the best ever and soap was flying left and right. Under the 8th Wing By PFC. L. E. BLOCH The big news from the 8th this week is that 11st Sergeant W. M. Skinner is now "Daddy" Skinner. The boy, Timmie Dale Skinner was born in Harlingen, Texas, on Aug. 2 5 and tipped the scales at seven pounds, 13 ounces, the proud I father announced. As if that -BUYSTAMPS & BONDS Courtesy TAMPA DENTAL LABORATORY 442 W Lafayette Street BEAR SYSTEM SERVICE Central Mechanical SHOP B. T. MORRIS Balanced -Tire Wear Corrected. 1010 Central Avenue SEABREEZE Italian Spaghetti SEA FOOD Dl:\'NERS On 22nd St. Causeway Phones: l\I-1036, 4232 All Service Men are \Velcome BARCELONA CAFE SPANISH; RESTAURANT \Vines and Liquors Phone S2142 Open All Night 4714 Nebraska and Osborne SERVlCEMEN Alfredo Y Familia Fancy Groceries Free Delivery 1601 N. HOWARD AVE. DIAL H 25-564 Post Office Cigar Store CIGARS, CIGARETTES, TOBACCOS SJUOKERS ARTICLES WELCOlUE SERVICE lnEN Floridu Av. & .Twiggs St. BOB'S PLACE Beer Wine Mixed Drinks Dancing Short Orders 1623 4th Ave. -:-Phone y 1'786 CAESAR GARCIA, Mgr Your Feet Hurl? Complete Line. of Arch Supports and Foot Remedies, at BARKER & TULLY 1110 FRANKLIN ST. HYDE PARK SPAGHETTI HOUSE Fra.nk Rutas Chef of New York SPAGHETTI AND RAVIOLI WINE AND BEER 103 HYDE PARK AVE. HENRY HOWKEE CO. CHDmSE HAND LAUNDRY Yatisfactinn Guaranteed 504 Tyler Street Service Men and Families are Welcome at Louis Seditta Grocery Cold Drinks -Beer and Wine Sa.ndwiches and Poultry 2018 Gr. Central Av. Ph. H-3194 They sure turn out good work quickly. We know. Aside to HORACE GASPARD (also on furlough). How come you adopt the rniniker "JOE ROCK" whenever you go to Clearwater? Last Friday JACK AIKEN had a "V" bowl job. On Saturday afternoon it was gone. It was a shortlived bit of tonsorial art. (Modern design makes the big difference.) FERNANDEZ RESTAURANT Cuban Sandwiches A Specialty 1216 Franklin St. BILLIARDS CIGARS CIGAREil'TES BEER WINES I SANDWICHES HARRY WELJ,ECOTT 912 Florida Avenue Meet Your Friends at ROXY BAR .... I -Beer -Wine -Sandwiches203 E. Lafayette St. -Ph. 2456 Hostesses-Dancing Pllones: :::;ss-:::;su McKay-Clarke Ins. Co. GENERAL INSURANCE Hti Zuek Street TntUJl8, Fla. FISHING TACKLE Lonnie Strickland Post Office Zack St. & Fl01ida Ave., Tampa Telephone 3184 LINCOLN BAR Cu to Colored Ser,ice J\lcn Plnce for Nice Peo1lc" Main at North Boulevard SPECIAL AT'l'ENTION To Se1vice l\len's l<'amilies Peter Grahn & Son 1\Ieats-PIod nce-0 I"Oceries Phone 3502 !HO Plorida Ave. Phone M52-073 Manuel Garcia Jr.'s MADRILL0N Spanish Restaurant 915 Tampa at 'l'yle r Tampa, Flol'icln PHOTOGRAPHS R.oy N. G1een Studio Open Evenings Opposite USO 503. Morgan St. THE LENOX Mrs. Eva Cadden: Chicl;:en, Steal;:s, Chops, Hom() l\fade Pies, Good Coffee Regular Dinners 2724 Florid It Ave. Flowers For Mother, Sweetheart or Friend POWELL'S INC., FLORIST 412 Tampa St. Ph. 2524 Open 'Til 7 P. M. Tampa Bay Market Box Fl"llit Shipped J\n)'Where Beer, \Vine Special Sandwiches Gtoceries, Fruits, Magazines, Ice Cream 204 \V. Lafayette .Street A. G. Cleotelis & Son -H3l4!l Max's Liquor Bar WINES LIQUORS -CIGARS FREE DELIVERY SERVICE 1601 E. COLUMBUS DR. PHONE Y-1281 --Keep 'Em Flying-Friday, September 4, 194:2 PALM AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH 1811 Florida Ave. WELCOME Bible School 9:45 A. M. Worship 11:00 A. M. Training Union 6:40 P. M. Worship 8:?0 P. l\f. Bar and Cocktail Lounge The TURF EXCHANGE Package Store ORCHESTRA EVERY NITE Phone 2003 202 E. Lafayette St. RUBIN'S "THE HOME OF GOOD SPANISH FOOD" Rest Coektnils Mllitnry Men !\lost Welcome Air Conditioner) 1403 Tnmpn St. Phone M-11:>0 The Tavern Bar and Grill HOT AND COLD LUNCHES Spaghetti a Specia,lty LIQUORS-BEER-W:INES 311 Franklin St. Phone 3940 VALENCIA GARDEN Restaurant WE SERVE THE FINEST OF SPANISH FOODS 811 Grand Central Phone H-3773 WHITE ROSE BAR Paul Webber, Prop. LIQUORS, \VINES, BEER AND CIGARS Cor Cass and Marion Sts. Phone 4502 LIBERTY BAR Tony Italiano, Prop. \Vines-Beer-Soft Drinks 717 Grand Central Ph. H-3100 Adams Kennedy Whiting and Jefferson Tampa, Fla. Groce1ies, Tobacco, Candy Notions STAR KOSHER DELICATESSEN TRY OUR CORN BEEF SANDWICHES & SALADS Open till 11 P. l\-1 805 Gr. Central, Ph. H20-842 Servicemen Are \Velcorne GILBERT HOTEL Phone M-1094 811 Tampa Street George T. Brightwell, Mgr. TOWNSEND Sash-Door & Lumber Co. LUMBER & MILLWORK ROOFING AND PAINT -FHA LOANS PHONE N. H o rnP. & Fulle r S l rcct CULP LUMBER CO. 'Everl'thinp; to Build An)thing' l\Iill work !\lade To Orde r 500 Packwood Ph. H 1862 -:Tampa GOODY GOODY I<'o,. Quailitr at ThPHight Price-"Xo Tips" 1110 !<'LORIDA AVE.


Friday, 4, 1942 690th Chatter By OPL. HAL BRAZEAL I think we have set some sort of a record for a company our size. To date we have lost 15 men to O.C.S. and it looks as the Monmouth is still going to drain us of officer material ... In spite of the fact this isn't the FASHIONABLE season, .Sgt. Teed and SjSgt. Kelly are going on to Miami for their officers training Lieutenant Thomas is off to Chemical Warfare School at Edgewood Arsenal. The lieutenant has hardly had time to catch his breath since just a short while ago the bars were pinned on the shoulders. Our very best wishes for an inter_esting course, lieutenant. Pay day is an awful day to try and concentrate on words fo hunt on a typewriter. Everybody is doing the town and yet I don't envy them a bti. How will t _hey all get on the bus? I've learned 'by lesson. I take a box lunch every time I wait for it. If it gets any more I'll take my shaving ; ( .};;:fand a sleeping bag! It's a bad ... gag, but you fellows know I'm not far wrong. Well, now we have a volley ball court. ... Just give us a wee!' or so of practice and we'll be open for challengers. I don't think any of us are exactly experts, but our spirit can't be Competition is very keen. So keen, in fact, a couple of our boys were cut to the quick over a minor aiscussion of the game. You have never heard such marvelous vocal cords as we have in our company. Any one of ten of 'them could take the place of a public address system and never strain their oral cavity .... I wouldn't even mention Gebauer's initials! T/4th Grade Hill is off to Maryland to take the vows. His wife-to-be says the ceremony will take place in a church. Hill is determined it will be for a few friends at the minister's lwme. .. It will be at the church. It beats me why a fellow :battles a losing argument. Captain George has been much more than our commanding __ officer. Wehave had three fellows in the hospital going through a stiff share of pain. The Captain has found time off from a very rigorous job to pay them all a visit and give them a lift. The men are all back with us now and really appreciate the gesture. I think it's time to say something about the food at mess hall 15. Gentlemen, 'tis a gastronomic delight to eat there. I presume S/Sgt. Lloyd from the 690th has a great deal to do with it ... Taking. a quick gander at his midsection, I would say he eats his own food and takes great pleasure' in it. This won't offend the sergeant. I think he is quite proud of his embryonic bay window. DREW FIELD ECHOES settles down out of the fog we will I study the contents, there will be a be able to give you readers an in-general discussion followed by a teresting report, I am sure. test. Cpl. Melion has been visiting his Last week the 555th, 560th, cousin, Miss Lillian Gorden, at St. 562nd battalions went on that Petersburg. These pe-rsonnel men weekly road march. : ,After walking really have visiting relatives? about four miles out and into a A day off was offered for the wooded section, the enemy atman who had the best and the tacked them with gas (smoke). man who had the ugliest pass pic-The poor dogs that were accomture. Sgt. Dann won the day for panying the march are in a critical the best picture and T /Sgt. Reed condition as they had no gas won the day for the ugliest. The masks. decisions of the judges are final All soldiers are. warned against but we wonder if they weren't re-versed by mistake. 562 d S FJ h All officers and non-commis. n Ig. as es sioned officers of this organiza1 tion are studying "Management of A HOME -BUY OR RENT SEE Jay Hearin, Inc. By CPL. WM. c. SCOTT the American Soldier" by Major General David C. Shanks. After REALTORS Pvt. Anthony Galluccio was pro-,sufficient time has been given to Phone M1861, Maas Office Bid. mated to sergeant this last week. Sgt. Galluccio has been wor:King very hard since the organization of the 5 62nd and we are all glad to see him receive this much de served promolion. Cpl. Waldor Thalleen was recently accepted for Officers' Can didate School and has already reported for duty. This is a big loss to us but we are sure that 'he will make a very capable officer for the United .States. Pvt. Harold Green fell off the upper bunk of a double decked bed last week. He received no serious injury but has received a lot of kidding. Green will make no statement as to the reason for the fall. Pvt. DeSanto h:as quite a following these days. No one knows whether he really loves children or their mothers. If he does half as well with their mothers as he does with _the boys, he is doing all the good. Cpl. Bishop married one of the CENTRAL OIL COMPANY, INC. Tampa, Florida girls from his home town last.---------------- .,..--------------, week. We wish them a long and happy marriage. When Bishop TWIN PALMS Beer Wines Soft Drhlks Sandwiches Our Specialty GORDON HOTEL 526 r;t.b Ave. No. Phone 6507 TRANSIENTS WELCOlUE' Room" with Dnths nnd Showers Lnrge Vernndn nnd Lobby CLEAN COOL RESTFUL Howard Ave. at Columbus Dr. Service Men Always \Velcome La Gloria Restaurant F.ine Spanish Foods .and Sandwiches 3103 Armenia Ave. Phone H 33-521 Northmoor Apts. Stop in close to hendqnarters for the tlurnti'on. Cool, clenn effie-1 Ieney A."pts., or Roon1s nnd Dntla Dy the '''eck, JUonth, Season or I Yenrly I 111 6th Ave. No. Phone 70-781 Gilbert System Hotel Mostellar' s Sundries ICE CREAM AND COLD DRINKS 201 9th St. So. Opp. .seaboard Station Colonial Doll Shop 115 9th St. So., Opp. Webbs FLORIDA SOUVENIRS UNUSUAL GIFTS For Wife and Sweetheart PARISIAN CLEANERS Sundries Tobacco Sodas :Detty C. lUitchell, 1\lgr. 746 Centro! Ave. St. Petersburg Phone 7864 48 HOUR SERVICE Whitehead's Drug Store Compounding Is the Most Important Part of Our Business Ph. S 5105 Prompt Delivery Sulphur Springs Liquor Store LEOPOLD CHAJUBON, Prop. Nebrnskn Ave. Ph. S-124:; Choice '\\7incs, _Liquors & Beer Phone B-3787 McASKILL MUSIC STORES Radios and Repairing Sound and Inter Communl,catlng Systems Authorized Capehart and Scott ; Ra'dio Service 1116 Gra.nd Central "Your Bonte A'vay front Bonte'', You Are Al,vnys Welconte A phone In Every Room Hot nntl. Colli Water All Times New Paramount Soda Grille 148 Central Ave. Phone 8631 VOGUE Cleaners and Laundry SHERl<'Y BOURN, Owner 450 4th St. So. Phone 9518 I Sulphur Springs, Fin. Franklin St. Restaurant HOME OF FINE FOODS At Reasonable Prices SPANISH DINNERS 14.06 Franklin Street 1131 4th Street North AIR CONDITIONED ROOMS DELICIOUS FOODS SANDWICHES FOUNTAIN DRINKS Music and Dancing "All At Popular Prices" Wonder Bar And Grill I Service Men Always Welcome Sulphur Spring Cafe We Specialize in Home Cooked Food, Chic)ren, Steak and Chqp Dinners Snrphur Spl'lngs, Arcnde Bldg. Sulphur Springs Hotel Special Attention to all Servicemen Arcade Building Adjoining Swimming Pool Phone S-5073 Prompt Delivery PARK LIQUOR STORE "The Home of Good Spirits" 8112 Nebraska Ave. Sulphur Springs, Florida SERVICEMEN. KEEP IN TRIM CARPET GOLF -18 BOLES-15c-First Round tOe-Additional Rounds Next to Sulphur Springs Pool MARY ELLEN FLOWER AND GIJ!'T SHOP Get That Special Gift Here, for Sweetheart or Mother. 1311 Grand Central Next to Dig Orange Special Invitations to All Setvice Men GLEN'S BILLIARDS Now in its New Location 805 Tampa St. "A GOOD PLACE TO EAT" POST OFFICE CAFE C. D. 1\:avakos, Prop., Dinners, Plnte Lunches-Deer, Wnies and' Cold Drinks, Pies nnd Pastries. 406 ZACK S'l'. TAJUPA, FLA. WELCOME .. Senice Men and Friends to tbe SWING CLUB ''A nice place fo1 nice people" I Dancing and Refreshments 5008 Memorial Highway 1 Phone H-2184 WELCOME SERVICE MEN For Prompt Service Phone 5909 MASTER CLEANERS INC. 507 Ninth Street No. St. Petersburg, Fla. JEWELRY Watches, Diamonds and Silverware GIFTS OF ALL KINDS. At Prices That Cannot Be Duplicated EXPER'l' WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAffiiNG Over; 30 years in St. Petersburg Owen-Cotter Jewelry Co. 273 Central Avenue Tel. 60514 1 Headquarters for Service Men BEER, LIQUOR and WINE 172 Central Ave. Phone 6133 "Dry Cleaning That Is Unexcelled" Smith's Cleaning & Dye Works 1321 Arlington Ave. No. Phone 4963 St. Petersburg Service Men's Uniforms That 'Viii Pass Inspection Cleaned and Plessed 50c FLORA-DON CLEANER'3 AND DYERS Phone 4727 1239 Central Av. OLDEST AND LARGEST DRY,' CLEANERS IN ,'3T. PETE 24 Hour Service PURVIS CLEANERS 619 9th St. No. Phone 4372 Bowling Center, Inc. Cor. 1st Ave. So. and 2nd St. 12 Bruuswick 20th Century Alleys Swim at the SULPHUR SPRINGS POOL 8 8 d Bus and Street Car to Pool Natural Springs ... Temperature 72o I uy 0 n s .. . . . . .......... -.. -.-.-.......... -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-........... -.-................... -.-.-.-......... : .. :-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-:-::-:-:-:-:-:-:-::-:!:-:-::-:::-::-:..: Page 9 gambling. One soldie.r, not at Plant Field, made the boast that he had won over $14,000.00 with loaded It may be just a friendly game but where money is involved friendship ceases. W'hite W'ay LAUNDRY 2806 Armenia Ave., N enr lllichignn Phone H-38118 Holsum Lunch REASONA8LE PRICES Home Cooked American Meals Our Specialty: Fried Chicken and T Bone Steaks 714 Grand Central Ave Soldiers Welcome To ... AUNT GUSSIE'S Sandwiches -Beer -Wine Soft Drinks N. Boulevard Comer Cass Street THE PERRY 125 8th Ave. Nort.J1. ROOMS, APTS. & COTTAGES Reasonable Rates, by Week, Month or Year ADULTS ONLY NO PE'l\S SONE UNUSUAL GIFTS 248 1st Ave. No. At St. Petersburg Sportsman Billiard Parlor 228 Central Avenue St. Pete, Fla., Phone At St. Pt>tersburg Frank's LIQUOR STORE 147 Ave. Ph. 4342 FREE DELIVERY Imported \Vines And Liquors I GEORGES LUNCH 14 2nd St. So.

Page 10 505th Reg. 1st Rept' g Company By "SANDY" SANDIFER It is with genuine pleasure that w e w elcome throug h The Echoes our new commanding officer, 2nd L t. Emanue l Austern, into the c o m p a n y assuring him the com ple t e cooperation and loyalty of the soldie r s of this organization. To our othe r new officers, 2nd Lts. \V esley C Crawley, Bruce W. Kinney and Leroy W. Summerhill we also o ffer a hearty welcomE;l Seeing T /4th John J Hatala again was definitely good for all of us this w eek, and we want you to know, Sgt. John, that w e ap preciate the visit. Lots o' luck to ya! Somebody has been snooping into T /5th Willie J. Cotton's mail, and-from what we hear about one epistle in particular-no won der Cpl. Cotton looks so lonely and blue these days. He's singing, "It's easy to see what' s a-troublin' me; I'm pinin' for the Carolines. It' s good' to have Pvt. Curtis A. Wilson back in the company after a period of advanced training. Smart boy-this Curtis! You probably won't see fhis, but it' s congratulations and good luck to you, S g t. Charles E Strange, for getting a chance at O.C.S. We' ll miss you most at calis thenics. Pvt. Jim Seybt brings us news from Greenville, S. C from our friends, T /5th Sidney Zang, Pfc. Walter E Thatcher and Pvt. Dow L. Stevens. Jim says that the boys are well and happy and are ac quitting themselves commendably. He also reports that his trip to Greenville was sweet but all too short. A little detective work revealed that T /5th Joe Wisniewski is the melancholy lover about whom we've heard consider.able rumors late ly. However, we can't get the lowdown, but there' s something a b!Jut a girl, Two Rivers, Wis., and a gift. .Come on, Joe, and confess! With no exception the entire company was thrilled to see Capt. William W. Hamilton again this DREW FIELD ECHOES Drew Men Attend OCS at Monmouth The folllowing men have been s elected to attend Officers Can didate School at Fort Mon Soldiers Urged To Aid Salvage of Vital Scrap mouth, N. J., with the class be-(Continue(} from Pnge 1). ginning Aug. 31. The caninery, boilers, or other metal didates are: jects which are in disuse, and apSgt. Joseph E. Donnelly, p ear to be a .bandoned, should be SjSgt. Don L. Poling, Sgt. reported to the salvage officer, Frank J. Casa l e Pvt. Samue l who will take steps to see that 'it Ma.tdian, Pvt. Hiugh D. Bmcli, is not overlooke d by r eporting this Pvt. Mark J. Lucas, Pvt. Samto the Regiona l Office of the Buued C. Couch and Pvt. Philip reau of Industrial Conservation, L. Linebaugh. War Production 'Board, Washing :+-------------* ton, D. C. week He may not be our company commander, :but-to all the fel lows who served under him at MeChord Field and Florence-he' s forever "our old man." W e congratulate and express our pride il,l Cpl. Henry Brooks, who is a valuable player on the Drew Interceptors 'baseball nine. What shall we tell Lorraine for you when we see her, Dudley? It's too bad that you didn't get that proposed trip, but-weren't you taught ?-life's like that. The com pany wishes you a very successful military career, Pvt. Hewitt. These boys are lucky enough to b e furloughing: T/Sgt. Arthur L. Dysart, Dallas, Texas; T /4th Fla vil J. Elrod, Kansas City, Mo.; T /4th Harry Euler, Chicago, Ill.; Pvt. Harold M. Gibson, Laurin burg, N. C.; Pvt. Julian, C. Mason, Atlanta, Ga. and Brevard, N.C ; Pvt. Heywood N Thomas, North Carolina, and Cpl. Joe R. Mont gomery, Montezuma, Ind. Inci dentally, Sgt. Elrod will see for the first time the little daughter about whom we've heard a grea t deal. Beautiful in its simplicity and impressiveness was the marriag e of Miss Mildred J. Broyles and S /Sgt. Raymond Brumback, w .hich was solemnized in Post Chapel No. 1 Saturday morning, August 29, a t 11: 30 o 'clock, by Chaplain Roy M. Terry. Both Sgt. and Mrs. Brumback are natives of Loraine Ohio. Congr;:ttulations, Ray, for getting a beautiful and lovely wife, and the entire company wishes for the two of you many, many years of complete and su preme happiness. In your next letter. home, tell the folks about the job the Army is doing to relieve the national shortage of raw materials and urg e them to .help in this vital scrap collection effort. There are probably quantities of salvagea ble material around your friends' homes and mother's backyard and cellar, which should be turned over to a charitable organization or sold to a licensed junk dealer The old tire and g arden hose in the garage, tha t w 'orn-out lawn mower, stee l shovel, and ash c an, those obsolete brass faucets and plumbing fixtures; are all readily convertible to industrial use. We, in the Army, must bet be hind the national s c r a p campaign and wholeheartedly s e t an example of cooperative effort to overcome our Nation's r a w material short ages in basic industries. Each of us has a job to do; our salvage officer has a job to do; our Na tion has a job to do. By doing it, we can ma.ke certain that, "For want of a nail-our Country will not be lost. Mechanics Keep (Contlnuetl from Pnge 1). pair; gunsmiths, i11strum ent mak ers, clockmakers, water m e ter. re pair men are among the sKilled men that can be utliized as air craft armorers; m e n who are working in radio and communica tions can become Army Air Forces t:adio operators and m echanics; all sorts of welders and metal workers can find opportunities Army Air Forces ground crews. Friday, 4, 194:2 Freshen. up, Soldier! Chew Wrigley's Spearmint Gum Yes, you fighting airfort:e men know how much a little stick of chewing gum can mean when nerves are tense or you've got a tough job to do. Chewing cools your mouth-keeps your: throat moist. Makes the water. in that. canteen go further. Helps steady your nerves during strenuous flights. Seems to make your tasks go faster, easier. So chew and enjoy swell-tasting Wrigley's Spearmint Gum every day-as millions do, Buy More Bonds .. ;:: { GENERALfjELECTBIC t Believe it or not-:!:..abor Day this year is just another day here too! / A Labor We'll take that back-it's a very special day. It's a day that gives us the. chance to prove what we've been saying for a long time now. That although there's no comparison between the hard work and danger and sacrifice of your jobs and ours-still we're doing what needs to be done to back you up, and we're giving it all we've g ot. And we're not taking time off for holidays either. to all G-E the Ill So if you think, of us today, don't imagine us doing the usual Labor Day things we used to do together-clambakes and picnics and swimming parties. We'll be right here in the shops. We'll be turnh1g out stuff for you to use, and counting on you to use it where it'll do the most good. This won't be news to you who've gone into the services just recently-but if you've been away even six you'd scarcely know the Works. There are a lot of new buildings, and even new plants-just how mar.y and where we're not allowed to say. There are a lot of quee r-looking machines going through the shops-things that you probably know the use of better than we do, but which none of us ever expecte d to see being built in General Electric factories. Thanks for your letters, and the pictures you've sent: We'd like more, and the Works News and Monogra m editors will use as many as they c a n. Good luck! You'll be hearing from us again. = .. .=:


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