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To Special Service Offi cers : If your organization does not receive its D r e w F i e l d Echoes promptly call at Echoes office, 8th street and "B" avenue. VOL. 2, NO. 22 DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 Aerial Parade Honors Brazilian Air Minister In Sarasota Visit ArmadaF ollowsReview With Bombing, Strafing Exhibition By LIEUT. ARTHUR SETTEL (Public Relations Officer, Sarasota Air Base Area Command) SARASOTA, August 5.-The United States Army Air Forces paraded its might before the Air Minister of Brazil and a host of distinguished visitors including Major General St. Clair Streett, commanding general of the Third Air Force, in the skies over Sarasota last Friday. A vast air armada which included every type of battling aircraft withiri. the Third Air Force, livened the heavens as pursuit ships, .bombers and other planes the names of which m u s t be withheld, performed in tactical maneuvers. The Air Minister, Dr. Joaquin Pe dro Salgado Filho, and his party of high-ranking officers of the Brazilian Air F orce, eXipressed himself to the writer as being "deeply impressed" with the demonstration. Among the notables was Brig. Gen. Luther Smith, who .personall y represented General Arnold. The aerial parade got under way when, precisely on schedule, squadrons of bombers emerged on the horizon and dipped their wings in salute as they passed the reviewing stand. Behind them, in 'V formation, streamed the fighters, imposing and majestic, symbolizing the overwhelm ing strength of a victorious America. Then the fireworks began. Into the t arget area the larger ships spilled their loads of bombs which ripped into the bay with fire and deafening detonation. The pursuit shi ps, now geared for action, straffed their tar gets with fantastic accuracy. In and out across the sky the planes weaved bewildering patterns while the spectators below watched spellbound. The Brazili.an Minister was es corted to the Officers' Club of the Sarasota Air Base for luncheon which consisted of shrimp cocktail, sal ad, roast chicken, vegetable s, apple pie and iced tea. Asked by this reporter for a statement to the American people, Dr. Filho said through an interpreter: "I have been deeply impressed with this demonstration. The relations between our two cormtries are not merely those of Allies but of brothers." In a s i m pIe ceremony General Streett presented His Excellency with the wings of a Command Pilot. Dr. Filho said in acknowledgment: "I receive this signal honor with great emotion. I w ill keep the ins ignia always as a symbol of friendship between the pilots of your corm-"Gl," 405th Bt) Ge Mascot Is Crazy as a Pet Coon! Dr. Joaquin Pedro Salgado Filho, Air Minister of Brazil, greeted as he arrives to review air parade in his honor at Sarasota. try and my own. It will bespeak the fraternity and amity between the GO AFTER THOSE SCHOOLS, SOLDIER If you have plenty of ambition and an eye to advancement, Drew Field offers you important opportunities for specialized military training. Premili t.ary education is of little import if you possess the qualifications necessary for advanced training. Men between the ages of 18 and 26 have the opportunity of applying for Aviation Cadet training. No minimum AGCT score is required for entrance, and there is no limit placed on the number of cadets which may be enrolled for processing at Drew Field. In order to make application for Aviation Cadet Training, you must first pass a mental screening test. This examination, which is given every Monday a f t e r n o o n and Wednesday morning, is open only to those men who have made appointments by signing the lists in the Base School Office well in advance. After 1mssing this test, you will undergQ a stiff physical examination. Your eyesight will b e the determining factor here, for Aviation cadets must have perfect vision. When you have proved yourself mentally and phys ically, you w ill be called before the Aviation Cadet Board -and from then on, it' s up to you. If yo u have your eye on a pair of bars, don't be discouraged by the small quota of Officer Candidates allotted to Third Air Force. Although classes have been reduced in s i ze, all of the Officer Candidate schoo ls are in operUnited States of America and the United States of Brazil." Whisenand Newest Lieut. Colonel Announcement of the promotion of Major James F. Whisenand to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel was made last week Colonel Whisenand is acting operations officer as well as tectical inspector of the III Fighter Command. A nativ e of California, he graduated from the University of Illinois in the class of 1933 with a B. S. Degree in Lt. F. E. Ober, holding "G. I.," who is wearing his usual good natured snarl. '; ation, and ambitious men from Drew are eligible for those c l asses. Lt. Col. James M. Whisenand I t was one of those wet Florida nights that convinced "GI" that civilization wasn't such a bad deal. Being a coon, naturally his preferance ran to the piney woods, but the insistence of the rain and the lack of hollow lo gs finally drove him to the porch of Lt. F. E Ober, just south of the field, where he curl ed himself in the smallest possible knot against the door jamb. Mrs. Ober found him there when she collected the morning milk. At first she wasn't quite sure just what kind of varmint she had, but she knew it wasn't over two weeks old and needed food. And so came the Ober family's familiarity with "GI's" per vers e libido. They tried a b&by's bottle filled with warm milk, and a nipple first, which he scorned. Next came a medicine dropper which he didn't like any bet-ter. In desperation, Lt. Ober found an old ear syringe which proved ac cept&ble to "GI," who forthwith went to town on his first synthetic meal. "GI" showed an evil genius right from the start. He was against order of any kind. Slippers placed neatly under the bed, he assiduously moved to the middle of the floo r Shiny objects on Mrs. Ober's dressing t&ble were carefully hidden in inaccessible spots, an antic which, in the main, was responsible for his removal to the line as mascot for the 405th. On the line, "GI's" theatre of operations was magnified. There was the Operations, Engineering, Intelligence, Ordnance, Materiel and .Pilot s tents to be disorganized. From the beginning, an open bottle of ink held a fascination for him. His front paw fitted nicely in the bottle, and he (Continued on Page Two) Former training is not the determining factor in the selection of officer candidates. Any man who has completed his basic training and who is able to impress the board sufficiently with his qu alifications is well on his way toward a commission, for OCS itself i s the preliminary training toward becoming an officer. OCS applications may be secured from the Base School's Office at any time. When this form has been filled out by you, indorsed by your CO, and returned through channels to the School's Office, you will receive a preliminary interview, followed by a rigid physical examination. If you complete these successfully, you will be called before the OC board. If the Board decides in your favor, you will be transferred to an Officer Candidate School very shortly. Then, dig in. architectura l engineering. His flying training w a s received at Randolph and Kelly Fields, from which he graduated in 1935 Stationed first at Langle y Fie l d he has flown with various fighter groups and squadrons throughout the country. In 1939 and 1940 he was a civilian fli ght instruc to r at the Santa M a ria, Calif. Primary School, and in April 1940, he was c a ll e d from r e serve status and commissioned a second li eutenant in the R egular Army. He served with the 20t h Fighter Group from 1940 to 1942. Colonel Whisenand has accumulated s ome 2000 hours of flying, along with the widespanned handlebar mous tache for which he well-known. He and Mrs. Whisenand make their home in Tampa. A new Classified section next week-Open to all military personnel on Drew Field. No charge! Read page 11 for de-tails of this service. PUBLISHED WEEKLY OWl WAGES WAR ON LOOSE SOLDIER BEWARE Office of war Information has recently launched a nation-wide concerted program in which they ask all civilians to report to the FBI any evidence of sabotage or subversive activity. Loo s e and careless talk continues to run rife, it was pointed out, doing inestimable harm to national morale, as we ll as acutally endanger ing the lives of military personnel. For the most part, authorities state, about 99 p ercent of disastrous idle gossip i s the distortion and exag geration of unfounded rumor.s. The public has been cautioned repeatedly a g ainst the spread of "rumor stories," the only weapon of the enemy which can penetrate into the well-g uarded confines of a strong l y defended nation and do incalculable damage. Most dangErous of all is the carel essly dropped word by a soldier. It mus t be remembered that he spends virtually all of his time on the base, and that most of his conversation deals with vital military information. Naturally, when m e n are working tog ether, whether in civilian life or in the military service, discussions of their work and problems are not only beneficial, but encouraged. The dan ger lies in the fact that what a soldier and his buddies know about his camp work and life, soon become "She just seemed like a nice girl to me." commonpl a ce to him. The greatest care should be exercised by every officer and enlisted man to impress this fact upon himself when leaving the confines of the base. In that way many unwitting leaks may be stopped. When you're among inquisitive civilians, don't discuss your work, your buddies or your camp. The Soldier must remember that he is subject to being reported by conscientious civilians. It has been said that the greatest hotbeds of information for the enemy are public carriers, such as trains, buses and picked up rides; bar.s, night clubs and public dances make good fifth column hangouts. Invite All Officers' Wives To Attend Drew Field's Women's Club Mrs. A. H. Gilkeson, Mrs. Stephen Sherrill, and Mrs. Melvin B. Asp urge the officers' wives to attend the Drew Field Women's club. The regular busin e ss meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month, preceded by a luncheon. The bridge section meets on the fourth Wednesday. Both m eetings are held at 1:30 o'clock at the Base Officers' club. Several prizes, including a door prize, are awarded at the bridge party, and there is no charge for the luncheon. Mothers with small children are invited to bring the m, as a play room with supervision is being provided. Every Tuesday the Women's club sews for the soldiers of Drew Field, altering and mending clothes. For comradeship, useful experience, and doing her bit, every wife Is Invited to participate.


PAGE TWO Maj. Chas J. Lutz, Weds Illinois Girl Amidst an atmosphere of droning planes and swaying palm trees, Miss Louise Vachon, of Astoria, ill., and Parsons, W. Va., be>:ame the bride of Maj. Charles J. Lutz, Army Air corps, at Drew field, on July 12, 1943 Dresse d in the sacred vestments of the Roman Catholic church, Chap lain Francis L Auer perforced the ceremony at the base chapel. Prior to her marriage Miss Vachon attended schoo l at Fontbonne, in St. Louis, Mo. and. resided with her father, David J. Vachon, of Parsons, W.Va. Son of Mrs. Charles B. Lutz, of Astoria Ill., Major Lutz gave up a promising career in the field artillery in December of 1941, to apply for pilot training. He received his wings in August, 1942, and was promoted to his present rank in May, 1943. Now officiating as executive officer of a large bombardment group, he will be rememberth is rather proud of "GI," the coon Just watching him violate every army regulation is a sort of steam valve for soldiers in that group. Headin' home-Pfc Frank Jagodka gripping his furlough in his hand and saying, "I got it-at last I got it." Yep, its back to Chicago for him tomorrow. DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 Nurses Rare Combination of Beauty And Efficiency 1st Row Seated, left to right: Lts. Meredith Ruth, Belle Winbigler, Caroline Kostes, Helen Rusinko, Josephine Madsen. Rear, standing, left to right: Lts. Olga Bryant, head nurse, Ann Wynes, Edna Herbert, Chief nurse, Agnes Hayes, Dorothy Dunlap. One of the most colorful dances yet to be g iven bY Drew field nurses was held last Wednesday nig ht in the nurses' recreation hall. Occasion for the entertainment was the departure of 10 nwses, for their original camp, Fort Mellid e, Md. Arriving at Drew field on special duty, when it was first established, they are virtually responsible for the excellent medical organization which the base proudly claims. The party was for military personnel. The band was a signal corps orchestra. The 200 guests enjoyed themselv es, and were reluctant to leave. The 10 nurses were the Misses Merooith Ruth, Josephine Masden, Dorothy Dunlap, Edna Stuart, Belle Weinbigler, Caroline Kostes, Agnes Hayes, Olga Bryant, Helen Rusinko, and Atm Wynes. The nurses departed last Wednes aay. Pappalardo Patches Mask While You Wipe Your Glasses 22nd Wing Officers Promoted; Staff EM Congratulate 22nd Wing Headquarters has been testing its feathers at the rifle range the past few days. All the boys qualified with but two trips out. Some of the high flyers were T jSgt. Lawrence Webber, 171, Sgt. Ja.ck Zimmer, 170; Cpl. Jimmie Bey, 168; Pvt. Clinton Hay, 164 Cpl. Szilagyi claims he was gyped out of Expert they kept jiggling the bullseye on him. Three of the fellows just back from furloughs are Pfc Clarence Deloria, Sgt. Herman Pauchek and Pfc Dale Franklin. When asked if they had a good time, Privates De 1 o ria and Franklin said "swell," but Sgt. Poo Poo Pauchek has us wondering a bit with his criptic, "Well! I lost weight!" ASTP has claimed Sgt. Kessel Sch wartz and Sgt. Pauchek le aves in a few days. The Wing Day Room is about to swing wide its doors. New faces in the Wing: Cpl. Fred Schilling, Sgt. J o h n McElligott, Cpl. Russell Roth, S/Sgt. Bill Miller, P f c V. Bal!lassona, iPvt. T. Armstrong, Pfc Irving Siegal, Pvt Mun-ay Pam and Sgt. Eugene Saf fern. Welcome fellas! There is a silent contest going on in the Wing. It seems that Sgt. Bill Miller keeps his gal-friends' pictures in his wallet-he has approximately thirty. Pvt. Hay, who sleeps across the way from him, keeps his in an old shoe box-nwnber un known. How do these privates do it? Weird things seen around the Wing: Corporals Werner and J!llcobsen with their burr-head haircuts. Qpl. Sutor says he's next. Letters recently were received from Washington addressed to Lt. Colonel Neal D. Moler, Major Leo O'Donnell. CONGRATULATIONS M. Karcher and Captain Charles F. from the enlisted men of the Wing on these well-deserved promotions. Beautiful Blonde Is Talk of 746 Sig. Co. Another new Company recently organized is the 746 t h SAW Company located at 4th and M Streets. 1st Lt. Kenneth W. Church is the Commanding Officer. The organization is still new, but has capable officers and non-coms in charge and before long should be one of the most active companies on rthe field. Right now the boys are wondering when someone will co me through with a few ratings, and just who in the company will be the. lucky ones! Staunch Brooklynite who just left on furlough is Pvt. Jack Reichman of the 7 46th SAw Co. He is visiting By SGT. EUGENE L. SAFFERN If you are ever caught in a gas attack with a broken gas mask, you will now be able to repair it on the spot in 20 seconds. And the man to thank will be Sgt. Carmolo Pappalardo, chief clerk of the Chemical Warfare section of the 22nd Bombardment Training Wing, Drew Field. The seregeant toyed with the idea of instantaneous repair after listening to a veteran of the last war tell of panic resulting in actual gas attacks when soldiers discovere d a leak in their masks. Pappalardo devised a compact mask repair kit containing several patches of adhesive tape enabling the individual soldier to make hasty minor repairs under battle conditions. The idea is considered so good that it has received sufficient ap proval to put it in Army Air Forces Headquarters in Washington for final decision. "The only really amazing thing about patching the mask on the spot instead of relying on the standard treatment is its utter simplicity," Pappalardo says. "I merely went inio the gas chamber with faulty masks and experimented with various adhesives and found I could plug leaks before feeling any ill effects." Col. R. F. C. Vance, commander of the Wing, recently wrote to the Ser geant, "It is this type of experimentation and ingenuity that makes our Army superior to those of other nations. Your efforts in this direction are appreciated and it is a pleasure to commend you for work accomplished over and above your regular duties." A native of Lawrence, Mass., the 29-ye ar-old Sergeant was connected with the 182nd Infantry of the National Guard which has since seen action in the Pacific. A former Infantryman, he holds medals as an expert bayonetist and rifle sharpshooter. He also possesses the good conduct medal. After enlisting in the Army, Jan. 26, 1942, he was in the Infantry, then Chemical Warfare before his assignment with the Air Forces. By way of relaxation, he is taking an Army Extension course leading to a university degree. relatives and friends while home. There was much comment in the 746th Signal AW Company Orderly rRoom Monday morning, speculating on who the beautiful blonde was that Lt. Lind e-scorted Sunday in Clear water. T /Sgt. LoCicero, Pfc Gray and Pfc Cantrell saw him at various times during the day and in various s pots. When questioned Monday morning Lt. Lind would not "give." The boys were wondering if she was from Hollywood, or a local Florida girl. Lt. Lind is better known to most people as the popular movie star, Jeffrey Lynn. He is now 2nd Lt. Lind in charge of Special Services for the 746 Signal AW Company. Guess we'll have to watch the beach again next Sunday for Lt. Lind and the beautiful blonde! Medals For Good Condqct Given by 405th Bomb Gp. The big news of the week in the 405th Bomb Group was the awarding of the Good Conduct Medal to 135 men on the morning of July 31. The Group is extremely proud of such a high percentage of its strength being of such high calibre as to warrant the awarding of this honor. In the army the MAN is what makes the organization. We have always felt a high pride in our personnel and we are now doubly prouct that our recommendations have been sus tained by higher authority. The men receiving the award by units are as follows: Headquarters: M-Sgt. T P Rankin, M-Sg t. Amos B. Mustin, M-Sgt. James S McNeil, T-Sgt. Russel M Duff, T-Sgt. Leonard M. Nickel s, S-Sgt. Charles D. Whitford, T-Sgt. Wilbw E. Burke, T-Sgt. Donald J Harty, S-Sgt. Harold L. Johnson, S-Sgt. Leroy J Fream, S-Sgt. Harry F Schott, S-Sgt. Dennis G. Williams. 624th Bomb q .: M-Sgt. Walter T Reynolds, M-Sgt. Joseph Gelband, M-Sgt. Frank R. Rig1by, M-Sgt. Robert L. Smith, M-Sgt. Cecil L. Brown, M-Sgt. W alter H Davis, M-Sgt. Theodore R. Smith, T-Sgt. Mike Elizondo, T-Sgt. Ja.mes A. Friend, T-Sgt. Fenton J Grennan, T-Sgt. Robert E Faulkenberry, T-Sgt. John H. Hite, T-Sgt. James L Moulder, jr., S-Sgt. Robert Haas, S-Sgt. Charles H Horrell, S-Sgt. Herschel M Motley, S-Sgt. Kid McCoy, jr., -Sgt. Stanley J Opatrny, S-Sgt. Herbert E Raines, S-Sgt. James L Tankersley, S-Sgt. Robert R. Correll, S-Sgt. Walter P. Dursh, S-Sgt, Ralph Gardner, S-Sgt. Leonard Gustafson, S-Sgt. James Helder, S-Sgt. Clyde G Queen, S-gt. William J Reidy, -Sgt. Robet't L. String ham, Sgt. Melvin T. Culler, S gt. Palmer S. Brenden, Sgt. Kenneth W. Dodge, Sgt. John P Hartnett, Sgt. William L Smith, Sgt. Bruce Shoun, Sgt. Seymour Glasser, Sgt. John J. Harte, Sgt. William Kaiser, Sgt. Ervin D. Neuendorf, Sgt. William M Rickabaugh, Sgt. Walter H. Willey, Cpl. Carver M. Carnes, Cpl. Tom K. Savage. 625th Bomb Sq.: M-Sgt. Robert L Fricks, M-Sgt. George E. Hollis, M-Sgt. Buster tA. Hickle, M-Sgt. Melvin L Wilson, T-Sgt. J. G. Alhoo, jr., T-Sgt. Albert J Wilson, T-Sgt. L. Yelverton, S-Sgt. Douglas M. Diggles, S-Sgt. Waletr G. Grasham, S-Sgt. Don Gunn, S-Sgt. Ralph W. Hensiek, S-Sgt. Ralph E. Holt, S-Sgt. Donald E. Horacke, S-Sgt. Mer! c. Howard, S-Sgt. Victor J. Tarris, S-Sgt. Lynn E. Trartk, S-Sgt. Harold D Chase, S-Sgt. Vincent G Desch, S-Sgt. Lester A Homer, Sgt. Kent C. Redmond, Sgt. Gera.ld V. Hardman, Sgt. Josep h S Rowers, Sgt. Emmett B Gallops, Sgt. Leslie L. Bear. 626th Bomb Sq.: M-Sgt. Anthony N. Frank, M-Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, M-Sgt. Earl T. Jones, M-Sgt. George R Sibley, T-Sgt. Robert E. Garich, T-Sgt. Nazeed J. George, T-Sgt. Robert W. Manning, T-Sgt. Vanis R. Todd, T-Sgt. Frederic Feuer, T-Sgt. Manuel J. Macedo, S-Sgt. Ray ford Harkness, S-Sgt. Roland J. Heun, S-Sgt. Romeo .E Gulley, S-Sgt. Hilbert C. Hudson, Sgt. Burton R. Clay, Sgt. Deron V Isakoolian, Sgt. Nathan W. Schmetter, S-Sgt. Harry E. Lake, S-Sgt. Lee E. Peck, S-Sgt. Troy H. Robinson, S-Sgt. Edwin M. Wolcott, -Sgt. Alton B Haworth, S-Sgt. George E. Clutter, S-Sgt. Roy Cooley, S-Sgt. Ray R. Hewitt, S-Sgt. Oscar J. Ja blonski, -Sgt. Curtis A. Martin, S-Sgt. John H Phillips, S-Sgt. Warren P Senteney, Sgt. Howard Higgins, Sgt. Darney C Ciesielski, Sgt. Herman C. Hoeck, Sgt. Edwin H Millang, Sgt. Norman W Schwengel. 627th Bomb Sq. : M-Sgt. James P. Volpicelli M-Sgt. Roy E Burch, M-Sgt. James c. Hutchins, T-Sgt. Eugene L Beck, S-Sgt. John L. Barnes, S-Sgt. Clarence W. Bellam, S-Sgt, Myron L. Carpenter, S-Sgt. Elmer N Taylor, S-Sgt. Chester A Christensen, Sgt. Frank Schaeffer, Sgt. Froo L. Sing, T-Sgt. James A Dunke1berg T-Sgt. Joseph L. Fish, T-Sgt. Oswald V Karhu, S-Sgt. George G LaZorick, S-Sgt. Andrew M. Rdbinson, S-Sgt. George T. Hammond, Sgt. Carmine J Labriola, Sgt. Moses H. Harris, Sgt. Ernest A. Puckett, Sgt. Cloyce C. Robertson, Sgt. Joseph H McKee, Sgt. Erwin P Finstad. Announce Major Karcher Promotion Leo M. Karcher of the 22nd Bombardment training wing has been promoted to the rank of major, it was announced recently. Major Karcher ot 'ganized the operational training unit which is the school where flyers and ground crewmen polish their air ooucation. More recently, the mapor's duties have .been enlarged to cover the whole scope of the wing's training program. After graduating from the Uni versity of Chi cago in 1924 with a Ph. B., he served the Chicago public Major Leo M. Karcher schools for many years. He received his master of arts degree from the university in 1939. Major Karcher is a descendant of a long line of American fighters dating back to the Revolutionary, India n and Civil wars. During the World war, he was a field artillery officer in France. H e is a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. 'Skeeters Meet Defeat In 'Swamp Thirteen', 4th Training .Battalion We interrupt this program to bring you a .specia.l news bulletin. A decisive defeat has just been inflicted on a mosquito dive bomber group from the enemy held position of Swamp Thirteen. As the night flying force swung to the to the attack over our placements in barracks SB-11 they were met with an unpentratable barrage of insect bars. Completely disorganized, the enemy fliers limped back to their base without dropping a sing I e bomb. -Aw, undisturbed sleep at last-. Several familiar faces are absent as the headquarters pulls up its chairs in its new location. A familiar face in a new place is Sgt. Spohn in the Sgt. Majors chair. Aisle way quickies-Cpl's Mastrogiacomo and Abrahams rushing by muttering, "We gotta transfer. Cut a special order." --Cpl. Reddinger regaining his vim and vigor.-Lt. Fort on Monday morning with the eviddences of a dental appointment visi ble. Going the rounds-A new cnstS in the existance of the famed "Day Off" club.-Protesting muscles and creaking joints a s F 1 Sgt. Sicha's "Back to Health" calesthenics pro gram gets into full swing. If all rumors came true, the Joe Smith of t h i s organization would h ave: (1) Been stationed in every state from C a lifornia to Maine. (2) Would be overseas. (3) Would h ave been transferred to the infantry. Lieutenant M acfie, 55 5th, Marries Bradenton Girl Miss Virginia Favero Whiting, daughter, of Mrs. James Favero, of Bradenton, Fla., and Lieut. George B Macfie, Of Drew Field, were married at the First Methodist church in Bradenton, Friday, July 23. The ceremony was performed at 8 P. M. Maid of honor was Mrs Margaret Mitchell, of Tampa; b es t man was L ieut. Jack J Hanley, also of D rew Field. Lieut. Macfie is attached to the 555th Signal A W Bn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Macfie, of Jamaica, N Y After a brief honeymoon, Lieut. and Mrs. Macfie will make their home in Tampa.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 Arkansas On Japs Traveler Poured It SS'Combat Flights 1n Marauder Greatest Ship Says DFC Wearer Sgt. Harry Barr By SGT. JESSIE ZIMMERMAN Home again after 17 exciting months of war in the Southwest Pacific theater, it is a dull, tame interim for tail-gunner Staff Sgt. Harry G. Baran, of Chicago, to be bedridden in the Station Hospital at Drew Field. He is recuperating from a recurring tropical fever which he first contracted in New Guinea where he spent most of his tour of foreign service. The tall, stocky sergeant, on a mission to Rabaul, won the Distinguis h ed .Flying Cross and the Air Medal; and he also wears the Southwestern Pacific campaign bar with three stars for participating in three major battle. Sniffing the disinfectant odor characteristic of a hospital ward, he sighed nostalgically for a whiff of the pungent odor of high octane gas that always permeated The Arkansas Traveler, a B-26 medium bomber that was part of the 19th Bombardment group. "All right," he said. "You want to hear it, so I'll tell it. I was a tailgunner on The Arkansas Traveler. I learned to shoot while in combat. I got three Zeros ." The Arkansas Traveler, named for its pilot, Maj. "Jargo" Grew, was on the honor roll of those B-26 medium bombers, the Baltimore-built Marauders, which furiously and almost alone, fought off the Japanese invasion of Australia during our first year of war. It's a tale that can be told, now that there are air bases and fighter commands and a powerful Pacific fleet, now that the Japs are at a Sgt. Harry Baran "From Rabaul to Drew" standstill and the Allies are hitting back. But when the 19th Bombardment group reached Australia in March, 1942, it was a different story; there was nothing. The Dutch East Indies had fallen. The high command had expected an invasion momentarily. Huge Jap convoys were on the move to the northwest. People figured we would lose everything but Brisbane, Sidney and Melbourne. However, they did not calculate on the striking power of such units of the Army Air Corps as the 19th Bombardment group. turing. "You are keyed up, you want to get up and knock a few clown About your fifth try that feeling wears off-except that everybody gets scared on comin' over the target. That part of it you never get over." The sergeant didn't find the big, bold tough Martin medium-bomber, the sinister M arauder of the sky, "too dangerous to fly." "The Marauder is the finest combat ship in the world," he said. I wouldn't fight in anything else. It takes a good pilot to handle it, but we have the best pilots and ground crews in the world." With this statement a note of pride crept into his voice. "On the roughest mission we went on," he said, a faraway look gleaming in his brown eyes, "we didn't have a fig ,hter escort." He pointed out they were seldom covered by fighters, and then only for take-offs and landings. There were nlne B-'s, the biggest flight we ever had. We headed for Rabau.l New Britain, and were hit by 15 Zeros before we arrived there. After .five minutes, the Zeros peeled away from ack-ack fire from 25 Jap ships anahored in the har.bor. "The sky was black with flak. They hit a few of our ships, but all returned safely. Some, however, were damaged. ''On this mission our bomber, The Arkansas Traveler, lost power and we were left behind the rest of the flight. We were attacked continuously for 35 minutes b y 13 Zeros. Vve shot down two for a certainty; we may have hit a few others, but were not certain. "Our power turret burned out, and so our navigator had to turn it by hand. Boy, that was rough. Finally, after 35 minutes, we lost the Zeros in a storm. "Right before we lost them we could see a flig ht of seven Zeros who were sweatin' us out." Authorities stopped ordering them out to Rabaul early in June. They figured that Zeros and ack-ack were enough to be concerned about without worrying over empty gas tanks, too. Repea.tedly, ships were coming in with either one pint of gas left or none. One pilot put his ship down and didn't have enough left to taxi in. Rabaul was just too far away. On June 13, 1943 he returned to the States with men who participated in the most missions. When he arrived home at 3554 West Flournoy Street, Chicago, Illinois, bis family almost keeled over from surprise. Naturally, when .he telegraphed his wife, Frances, she was very elated. ''I've got the best wife in the world," the sergeant said, Casting his eyes piningly upon the picture of a verry pretty woman on his bedside table. "And the first thing I did when I got to Chicago was to go to the best and sweetest girl in the world, my wife 724th Entertains Tampa Girls At Day Room Party Corp. H. N. Bowaman and Pvt. H. T. Lloyd and their guests sit out a dance at 724th Dayroom Party. We stopped in the night before last to a party given by the men of the 724th, just in time to catch the first Paul Jones (the dance) of the evening. And oh my, such a splendiferous display of pulchritude you never did see. It seems that a Mrs. Edward Cooper of Tampa, one of the patrmu1esses of the local organization known as "The Defense Mothers" has a genius comparable to that of the late Florenz Ziegfeld for assembling large groups of beautiful-really beautiful-girls. Mrs. Cooper, along with Mr. A. L Cuesta, Jr., quite obviously has a wa.rm place in her heart for the men of the 724th, for both of these people went all-out in arranging for this spectacular party. Ready or not here we are at the party. Overhead a generous array of small, colored lights gaily illuminates, this colorful day room. The mmic mellow deep, and popular comes over the PA system and full smiles gaily adorn the faces of all. The music resounds and longingly we gape at the girls in their colorful frocks, and om toes unconsciously pick up the beat. Couples standing and sitting on the sidelines were abuzz with conversation, the dance floor wreathed to a rhumba and we were just beginning to feel the need for a coke when all at once the lights went on outside and we surged to the outer garden for our fill of cokes in their frosted bottles, and generous helpings of ham, tomatoes, potato salad and cakes. Boy, oh boy! Our appetite surfeited, somewhat beseiged with the girls especially, we returned to the dance. It then became the perplexing task of the patronnesses to adjudge the best dancing couple. The music rises the dancers cavort, the judges deliberate and presently the final selection is to be made from a group of five couples; Pvt. Joe Sullivan with Miss Betty Ann Taylor, Pvt. Rogers Ramierz with Miss Betty Benchley, Pvt. Bill Guliano with Miss Noretta Cuesta, Leonard Ungera with Miss Nell Clark, and Pvt. Fuller with Miss Martha Hanley. When the votes were all in it was Pvt. Senor Rogers Ramierz and the pretty Milos Betty Benchley who were invited to the center of the floor to receive from Mr. A. L. Cuesta, Jr., the prizes; for the soldier a shaving kit; for the lady a lo vely charm bracelet. What Are You Doing In My Foxhole? 405th Squadron Comdr. Is Promoted To Captain From Australia and New Guinea they bombed and slashed and tore at the enemy-at his ships, troops, air fields, and harbor installations. They stabbed so quickly and so deep that they hurled him back on his heels. And so the Jap time-tables went awry, and the little yellow men never caught the boat. Trace Organization Of 2nd SAW Tng Bn. Maj. Fred G. Hook announces that another one of his highly deserving S qua d ron Commanders, Glenn R. Doughty, has been promoted to Cap tain. Captain Doughty has commanded the 625th Bomb Squadron since its activation. Another stalwart Texan, from Robstown he graduated from Texas College of Arts and Industries at Kingsville where he acquitted himself so well that he was listed in the "Who's Who among students of American Universities and Colleges 1940." He was captain of the varsity tennis team in 1939 The Arkansas Traveler flew on 24 completed missions, 55 combat zone flights in which they took off during air raids, all summed up in a total of over 100 hours of actual combat. "On one mission, the only mission on which we went over an enemy air and caught the Japs unawares, we wiped out eight bombers on the ground and at least 100 Japs were caught flatfooted. It was in Vunakaen, New Britain, the largest airdrome the Japs have there. Three ships were on the mission, dropping 3000 pounds of bombs. It was, in my opinion, the most successful mission that we participated in." The sandy-haired tail gunner is only one of the heroes from a ship crammed full of heroes. The crew of The Arkansas Traveler, besides Baran, consisted of Maj. Walter Grew, of Russelville, Ark. pilot; Captain Flannigan, of Pennsylvania, co-pilot; Lt. William Booth, of Nashville, Tenn., navigator; S /Sgt. Claude McCredie, of Greenville, N C bombardier; S ISgt. Lillis Walker, from the Kentucky mountain, radioman and gunner, and Sgt. Robert Marshall, of Argo Ill., turret gunner. Meanwhile, bombing missions continued as usual. Sometimes weeks would pass without a raid. Sometimes a flock of them would come at once. The crew didn't know and didn't ask too much about the grand strategy of the war. All that they asked was: Which target for today? "You're eager in your first five missions," the sergeant explained, shaking his tousled sandy hair and ges-By SGT. MARTIN L. WOLF The 2nd Signal A W Training Battalion makes its Echoes debut with this issue, and, with a view toward bringing news of its purposes, activities, and personnel to the general public, this week's column will be devoted to a brief history of its functions and leaders, Subsequent articles will concern themselves with the latest events of each week, with emphasis placed upon those developments which will be of greatest interest and "read ability." This battalion has grown enormously in recent months, and its meteoric transition now shows an organiza tion that is far-flung in scope. From its embryonic beginning, unheralded, and pitifully lacking in personnel, accommodations, and equipment, it has emerged as a giant in stature, accomplishing results in qualiity and quantity that have provoked unbounded and enthusiastic esteem and admiration. Did you ever see, in nature, one object or animal that could swallow another many times its size-impossible as it may have seemed-and then proceed to digest it successfully? Such is the analogy that can be drawn with respect to this unit. Some of its outstanding acquisitions were the absorption of "B" Stage, bringing all of the A WUTC schools within its fold, and the assumption of the strength of the 588th Signal A W Battalion. With smooth and uninterrupted functioning, these organizations were quickly and efficiently assimilated. One can fully appreciate the mag-nitude of this battalion's undertakings by examining merely one phase of its functions-the schools. These six large enterprises, Radar, Radio, Administration, Information Center, Telephone and Telegraph, and M o t o r Transport are, in all of their aspects, part and parcel of this battalion whose job it is to operate, plan, equip, supervise, and assume full responsibility for the work done and results achieved. Who is responsible for this magnificent piece of work? The gains acquired, despite the seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, expected and unexpected, in this tremendous, complicated, and delicate task did not just "happen." On the contrary, they came about through long hours of hard work, great insight, exceptional leadership, endless planning, and a high degree of organizational skill, accompanied by a spirit sufficiently strong to weather the disappointments and heartbreaks tha t characterized earlier efforts. Who supplied these prerequisites? Top honors, without question, go t"o Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, Commanding Officer, who, by reason of his education and experience is serving in an invaluable capacity, and in the manner in which his vast knowledge is best utilized. Lt. Col. Stiehl is above all a so ldier; second, but no less important, is his wide latitude of technical and executive ability. His enormous capacity for work, coupled with the personal pride he takes in his endeavors are undoubtedly the basic factors underlying the successful metamorphosis undergone by this battalion. An accountant in civil life, the Captain holds quite a distinctive background that should stand him well in hand in "accounting" for a good number of enemy planes, when his unit reaches a theater of operation. The Captain and Mrs. Doughty and their son, Glenn R., jr., reside in Tampa. His .parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wi!Iiam D. Doughty, sr., live in Robstown, Texas. As is true of all the Squadron Commanders of this Group, the Cap tain's military career started in the ground forces. On the completion of his flight training, he was assigned to the 84th Bomb Group with which he served until he took command of his present unit. Captain Doug hty is an exceptional commander in that he makes the well being of every man in his command his personal business. The snap and "on the beam" aspects of the area occupied by his squadron speaks well for the man commanding it. The well deserved promotion is welcomed by all officers and men of the 405th Bomb Group. Under his skillful guidance, problems disappeared, encumbrances were removed, and difficult paths became smooth highways. PAGE THREE Promotions, Marriage Furloughs Is News From 304th Bomb Cpls. Ocello and Graf and Pvt. Moore just arrived, during the past week, from furlough. Their smiling faces spoke volumes for the grand times they had while at home. The Ordnance shop is wondering who the girl is, from Lake Wales, that is keep ing Sgt. Thomas' head in the clouds and his feet off the ground. Lt. Cilley, 304th's popular Armament Officer, is walking around with the biggest smile on his face and pictures of those !beau tiful mounta.ins way up nawth in New Hampshire, in his hand; the reason for this .being that his leave starts on August 4th. The men that received promotions recently are: S-Sgi. Larimore to T-Sgt., Sg-t. Steinmetz to S-Sgt., and Cpls. Darby, Dorschner, Thomas to Sgts. To these men we offer our sincere congratulations, pausing to say that there are more promotions waiting fo1 those that earn them. The word comes from the Orderly Room that our Range Chief, S-Sgt. Lynch, has pointed his gun at the targets and scored the Temarkable total of 192. Not far behind, we find Pvt. Romani with a score of 179, which qualifies him for Expert, and then we have S-Sgt. Machuszek sporting a 168, making him eligible for ShaJ']Jshooter. Some fine shooting boys and why not use that skill to knock off some of those mosquitoes that make everyone so miserable. 1 Cpl. Johnny Hemmer of the Com munication Section still has that "moon struck" look in his face and the odds that are quoted by his many friends are 4 to 5 that he will not be a bachelor. The last time that Sgt. John Bryant was seen was in Brooklyn where he was trying to make his way to the Gmnd Central Station on his trip to Niagara Falls, N Y., to get a prisoner. So far he has not put in his appearance, anyway the prisoner will lbring him back safely. Sgt. Wielenga i> to be congratulated on the addi t ion of another stripe to his sleeve and may there be mme soon. Cpl. R. C Thompson left camp with that much-looked-for piece of paper safely tucked a way, you all understand that this is just another way of saying that he is headed for home on a furlough. T-Sgt .. Glen M. Kelley, a new addition to the Tech. Supply Section, should have an interesting story to tell us of his four years spent in the Carribean Area. How a.bout it Sgi. Come around and tell us some of your ex perienQes. Numerous stories are .being circulated a bout the conquests and other activities of S-Sgt. Machusek and Cpl. Goldblatt, assisted by S-Sgt. Gillespie. It seems that they have been spend ing some little time in St. Petersburg lately. Let's hear more a.bout it. If it is worth telling about then give us the dope. Lt. John M. Hallmark, the Operations Officer, just retun1ed from a 15-day le ave, is on the move again, this time on official business to Randolph Field, Texas, where he is attending Oxygen School. Comes this interesting bit of gossip -Cpl. Spizzirri claims that the only reason that he drinks coffee in the morning is that it keeps him awake in the afternoon. However, we are inclined to take exception to this statement because we know that the Cpl. is very alert and wide awake and on the jo.b. Lt. Merle E. Ney's g:oldbricking days are over now. He ft back on duty, fully recovered after having been separated from his tonsils, and from the cute little nurses who brought him back to health. Lt. Gray has decided to abandon the lonesome life of a bachelor. He will be saying "I Do" very shortly after this article goes to press. The lucky girl is a resident of Rochester, N. Y ., and will come to Tampa for the big event. However, all the details are not complete as the prospective groom is "sweating out" a three day leave during which time the honeymoon will take (Just apropos of nothing the followin g is printed)-It seems that an Officer, a.fter having used up much of his leave getting m arried and wishing to spend a little more time with his wife wired his Commanding Officer tha t "It's fine up here-request five days additional leave." The reply which came back immediately sa.id, "It's fine anywhere-come !back as scheduled. PFC. Li ewehr is muc h in lo ve. She is a "WAVE" stationed at Washington, D. C He i s much concerned as no letters have arrived with his name on for over a month. Could th!i scarcity of men in the Capitol be the reason for no letters. H e says that h e will be lookin g around very soon if something does not happe n to make his "lady love g ive out with the m a il. Attention 2nd Cla.>S Seaman Maxine Davis. Cpl. Black received quite a swell looking cake from an admiring female in Cleveland whose name is Ann. W e would lik e to see the g i r l that can build a cake like that but no information i s forthcoming from the Cpl. Apparently it i s a military secret.


PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES Offi cial Publicatio n Drew Field P. 0. Atltlrcss: Drew Fie ld, Tan1pa, Fla. FriAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 Communications to this column must bear, for publication, the correct name and organization of the writer. Short letters are most interesting, and the right is reserved to cut letters when space limitations require. Aug ust 1 1943 E choes Editor: It looks lik e that grass that was recently planted has sort of snuk up wi thout us noticing it. Remember, h ow everything was sand around last February? Now take a g ood look. This writer heard the interesting news that the grass was not planted to beautify the camp, but to minimize the amount of expensive fine s il t that was blo w n into p l a n e parts and o ther m echanical v ehicles, causing untold wea r work, and part replacement. Anyway it d oe s l oo k good, too, but some of us are not enthused abou t cutting i t. Complaints have a l so b ee n issued, t h a t too enthusiastic raking pulls up new grass roots. Li ghten up, there, Strongarm! T / 5 WALLACE W. McALPIN Aug 3, 1943 Echoes Editor: Why don't they ever build a PX larger to begin with? Almost as soon as one is completed, work begins on enlargement. There 's no kick on our PX' s, though. W e think they have done a nea t job in a d equately handling t h e large crowds, and stocking what .the men w ant. They are also well placed, so tha t you no longer h ave to walk a mile to get to one. A great improvement in a few short months. CPL. VIRGIL BACON Editor, The Echoes: We think whoever is responsible for trying to improve the transportation should be commended. At le ast, it's a n effort, and there i s no question but what t r a nsportation within the Base has been great I y augmented and improved. Just some way to get u s down town a little quicker, Mr. Dispatcher, and you'd be surprised how m a n y lei s ure hours would b e saved the soldier, and how h e would appreciate them! S /SGT. WILLIS D WILLIA.J.'\IIS July 29, 1943 Editor, Drew Field Echoes: Wha t about some more bivouacks to the beaches before winter comes. I don' t think there i s a soldier who didn' t enjoy them, and a lso learn so mething constructive. As long as our Physi c a l Training program is stressed the way it is in the Air Corps, bivouacks sug gest a goo d method of giving the recalcitratant athlete a work out where it' s cool, and the subject doesn't have to be urged to tear around the beach es in sundry strenuous gam es, or to go out and swim. He just naturally enjoys doing it! SGT. T J WOOLESLY Aug 2, 1943 Editor, E choes: I don't know whether -a "Barracks G oo n can rea d, but if he can spell out these words without chewing his tongue off, there's just a possibility it may do him some good. H e s the f e llow who insists on shooting off his loud mouth after li ghts are out in the barracks, thinks his wise cracks are funny, but are merely obscene. He doesn't care whom he wakes up when he comes in late. In fact, those fellow s he is b ette r acquainted with, h e wakes up deliberately. This is excruciating ly funny to him. You can even hea r his yap in the street, before he reaches the barracks. In this way, he doesn't have to confine his pestiferous activity to his barracks alone. Anothe r favorite of his is to start a w r estling match in the chow line What if a d oze n g u ys in t h e line have thei r feet stepped on, or have thei r mess kits knocked on .th e groU11d? That's just their hard luck, i s his philosophy. One of the first things in the S oldier's Manual is a discourse on Milita r y Courtesy. Couldn't wme form of compulsio n be dev i sed to m a k e the B a rracks G oo n learn it backwards? PVT. VINCENT R. EDW ARRDS Aug. 4, 1943 Editor E c h oes: A boost certainly i s deserved by those patriotic c i t izen s in T ampa and t h e Beach c ities who g o out of their way to p rovide e ntertainment and g rati s necessities for the s oldier. In a good many cases, these people bear a ll the expense themse lves--go to a lo t o fwork to make our free moments as enjo ya ble as possible. Let's give them a big hand, fellows, and don't forget to say "Thank you." SGT. CHAS. A. BARTLETT Dear Mr. Editor: Both the officers with whom we have worked. and the enlisted m e n who have squired u s in and abou t T ampa have treated u s as ladies first, so ldiers secondly, a n d have not failed t o make u s f ee l t hat we were a we lc om e addition to Drew personnel. The many parties to which we have been invited have been lots and lo ts of fun .... and how we've lov e d those staglines! ... The boys have made each of u s feel like a d ebutante! So thank you, Drew m en, for making us feel very important .. .. and very muc h like d. AUX. MARY ORLOWSKI Symphonic Concert In Drew .Bandshell 1or Week of August 9th Monday, August 9, 1943 Fugue in G Minor ..... B ach Phila d elphia Orchestra Dances from Prince Igor Bmodin London Symphony Orchestra Meditation from Tha is Masse net B osto n "Pops" Orchestra Bolero Ravel Boston "Pops" Orchestra Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1943 B ach Prog r am: -Philadelphia Orch. Ari a S a r abande My Jesus in Gethsemane Chorale from Easter Cantata My Soul I s A Thirst Passacagali o in C Minor Wednesday, Aug, 11 1943 Mefisto W a ltz Liszt London Symphony Orchestra Three Deathless Songs-Wagne r Helen Traubel Traume (Dream s) Schmerzen (Affliction) Im Treib h aus (In the greenhouse) 1812 Ov erture Tchaikowsky Cl eveland Symphony Orchestra Thursday, Aug. 12, 1943 Humoresque Tchaikowsky NBC Symphony Orchestra Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Moz art Vi ennt Philharmonic The Firebird ............. Stravinsky NBC Symphony Orchestra Friday, Aug. 13, 194 3 Leonore Overture No 3 .. Beethoven Vienna Philharmonic S ymphony No 94 in G minor "Surprise" . Haydn Columbia Symphony YANKWIZ By BOB HAWK "THANKS TO THE YANKS" Fridays C B S 1. ThHe are four time belts in the United States. How many are there in the world? 2. Whic h i s the most catching l a u g h ing, crying or yawning? 3. There a r e five cities in the Unit e d States with a population of ove r a million, according -to the last cens u s. I am going to name four of them and you tell me what the fifth one is: New York City, Chicago Lo s Angel es Philadelphia. 4 If the tallest mountain in t h e world were laid down on Manhattan Island, would it be shorte r or longer or abou t t h e same length? 5. There a r e 18, 852 newspapers and magazines published in -the United States. Which are there more ofmagazines or daily newspapers? 6 I am going to name three pairs of adjectives and you are to tell m e which pair may mean the same thing: credible and incredible; corpora t e and incorporate; corrigle and incorrigib l e. 7 Was there a woman's Marine organization in World War I ? 8. Give within three pints the capacity of the average persons stomach. 9. If so m eone invited you to an a! fresco p a r ty, what kind of a party would tha t be? 10. There are five state s in the Unite d Sta t es which border on the Gulf of M ex ico. Name four of them. (Answe r s on Page 6) Generals Used to Be a Lot Heavier Modern army athletic training appare n t l y eve n works the weight off the gener a l s reports K ees ler Fie l d News." G e neral G eorge Washington wei g hed 209 lbs., G e neral Lincoln of the Revolutionary War, 224 1-bs and General Knox tipped the scales at a ring-side 280 G e neral s M a r shall, Ei senhower and S omerve ll we i g h about 170 and General MacArthur about 180 W e hear of thi s soldier and that, thi s company and that, going off to the rifle range. That is a necessar y p lace fo r the soldier and the time spent there is a n important time. S ol d i e r s have to be a ble to shoot straight, a n d now i s the time to learn. It i s too expens i ve t o be taught the lesson by the enemy. That so r t of know l e d ge is easily absOl bed, but it comes from the wrong rifle, and it is too much, too l a te.' The lessons of the range ought to remjnd us of the deeper. things we may have forgotten. The sol die has other enemies-deadly ones of the spirit. They are: Neglect of spiritual duties, loose thinking and loose living, selfishness, failure to lll'ay. Against them, straight-shooting is your heavenly C. 0 -'s command and your own safeguard Don't forget it, O n the range, you t a ke your first step in learning how to fire correctly when you zero in" on the t a rget. "Zero-ing in" is nothing more or less than firs t establishing a firm position and adjusting you r s i ghts so that all YOUl' shots thereafter will ride true to the mark. But the lining up of eyes anj hands and rifle i s not the only adjustment a soldie r must make in the field H e must also check his heart and his head to see that they too are in balance and aimed in the right direction. The objectives for which you fight are higher than just killing: you are striving for the right to lead c lean, free, Christian lives. It wou l j not make sense and i t would be cheat ing not to aim as straight with your lives as you do with your rifles. On the range, you have an officer with field glasses to check yo u r shots, He calls out: "A deuce at 10 o clock, a four at 10 o 'c lo ck, etc." The chaplain sta.nds behind you on the line on Sunday mornings and call s your score. It should be a bullseye at Divine services, for that is worship time on the range, where and when you are in the center with God. The army has a habit of shaking men out of settled living conditions It i s a necessary part of training. Therefore soldiers must have the a bili t y of m aking themselves at home in any -place and under any condition s. The r a n ge i s a good place to find that ability for the long days of field duty ahead. But remember this, so ldier: No Ohristian man is ever at home when he is cut off from the presence of God. If you live in the House of God' s grace, however, you will be home on the range-and everywhere. Bird Gives Pilots Bird at Games One of the most ardent and enthusiastic followers o f the P ilot s i s a feathered friend, a tin y kildeer. The bird has -been present for evry game played on the Atwate r di a mond and looks over each play with the critical eyes of a le ague pres id ent. Sitting directly between first a n d second base in short rig h t field, the tiny bird takes each play i n stride and if a hot grounder sails into right field, merely flits to one s id e and watches t h e fi e lder scoo p it up for the throw to second base If an error is m a d e you can plainly hear an eerie whistle that SOUlld s across the d i a m ond to\vards the p lay e r ben ch. W he n boiled down to facts the stor y amounts to this: A kildeer has a n es t full of eggs in s hort right field and n e i t h e r base hit nor fly can move h er. Wheth e r she like s baseball or not i s hard to say but i t i s definite she's stepping up production in line w ith the rest of the country "Watch Whom You're Buzzin ', Co u sin!''


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 PAGE FIVE "I'd like to parcel post this home-1 taught one of the local sheiks how to play poker!" Modest Corporal Tells All on M. P.s from 828th Guard .Squadron By CPL. DAVE FERRIS Modest Corporal I don't know why, but the M P s a lways have their noses in everyones business but their own. Well, here we are trying to put some of our own business in print. First of all we want to put the first name on our Jist of "Dictators". H e is C p l. G row ler" McKeith, our own physical trainer. The "Growle r just got back fro the NCO school for physical training at Miami B2ach, Fla. Cpl. McKeith has certainly done a Jot for us already and he has only been back a few weeks. I don't know h ow one guy can make so many knots and pains in our legs and arms in so c"hort a time just by saying "Hup, Tooo. Threeo, Four." Most of our M P 's. get away without any pain in their muscles. The explanation of this is simple. They have no muscles. A pat on the back for you "Growler." Every one is askin g the same thing lat(!ly "What has happened to S /Sgt. Layman?" Some one saw him eating in "Matilda's Soda Shoppe' the othe r day and to top it off he was seen drinking chocolate milk at another "Soda Shoppe." What is the matter Layman, can't you find any more "Fried Chicken and Carstairs?" Pfc. Maether is still keeping company with that blonde with no teeth. I wonder how long this ro mance will last. It seems she had one set of "choppers" but she swallowed them when Abe Lincoln proposed to her. Welcome back 1st Lt. Durkin. Lt. Durkin i s now ass't Provos t Marshal. W e hope you make Captain soon be we want more of those cigars. S /Sgt. Russo just came back from his furlough. H e looks mighty happy, but I wonder why he has those bags under his eyes. Are you holding out on us Russo? Sgt. Kilgore looks pretty classy ridmg around in that 1942 Pontiac. What has that Pontiac got that a jeep hai>n't, Jimmy? Sgt. Pretty Boy" Shimak, that masterpiece of a n i m a t e cl mental minuteness at the 828th M. P. Sqdn., is rea ll y sweating out that furlough, he's getting on the 12th of August. A ll h e has bee n talking about lately is his wife. He even talks in his sleep. Handsome Shimak gave an order to four privates the other day to sweep the floor ancl ended up sweeping the floor himself. H e is going to throw the 96th Article of W a r at a ll of them. Pfc. Delisle (the Mayor at Drew Field) is traveling in class lately. He now has four beautiful girl Root< ie Roy I DREW FJELD'.5 RADIO CHARACTER Corporal Zahnleuter, Private Keller Leave For Citade', ASTP The first men to leave from Hq. & Hq. Sq., III Fighter Command, for advanced schooling and training under ASTP were Cpl. John Hahnleuter and Pvt. Adrian M. Keller. Both men left last Monday to join the "Star" unit of ASTP at The Citadel. Here the men will be given technical tests to determine at which college they shall receive their additional schooling. Cpl. Zahnleuter is from Brooklyn, New York. Pvt. Keller' s home is in Baytown, Texas, and he was attending the A. & M. College of Texas when he was called up for the Army. friends and they all have cars. He dates one because sl1e has A B an:l C gas coupons. we've hear:! of gold diggers before for money, but never for gasoline. S iSgt. Bozek looks pale lately. Somebody said that he put the window shade up the other day and went up with it. It must be that three day paos that put him on the blink. lst/Sgt. Hudson looks good lately. He lost considerable, shall we say we ight. H e has dropped from 580 pounds to 530 pounds. Congratulations Sgt. Pfc. "Ga.shouse" Ginantasio just got back from his furlough and is he glad to be back. He says he never wants another. "The ride down and back is boring and there is abso lut8 ly nothing to do at home," quotes "Gashouse" I am glad to be in racy and sunny Tampa he went on to say. Pfc. Capicotto says the same. Pvt. Small, M. P. Deluxe, i s breaking the hearts of all the girls at No. 1 PX these days ancl says that h e just can't help it. H e says that a ll the girls are throwing stones at their boy friends. The only way he can get away from them is to go to the Bar celona every night and that is exactly what he does. There was a big Irishman down at the East Gate the other night who was a little unde r the influence of the bottle. H e walked up to the M. P. at the gate and told him just what 112 thought of him. The conversation got heated a.nd the M. P. said, ''Buddy yo u can't hit m e ." The big private asked him why. The M. P. answered him, "See those two letters on my sleeve?" The drunk said yes and the M. P. said that they stand for My Protection. It is about time to quit now so I will quit. The only reason I got this job anyhow is because I can throw the bull better than any one e lse in this outfit. RooKIE RoY, ouR HAS BEEN AN)(IOUSJ..Y G.l." CHOPPERS. RECORDED FOR POSTERITY AND YOUR ENJOYMENT BY SoJ.O,., Vicious Volleyball, Lynes, Tangle Ball Is Victor It looks like these s upposedly rough and toug h Eng:nee r s just can't take it. When thi s reporter call e d on Maj. Guy B L ynes, Post Engineering officer for the latest news from his de partment a11d found the usuall y genial major with his left ann in a cast and a beaten look on his face, the concensus was that he had fallen foul of nothing less than a. concrete mixer. "Mah goodness, Major!" Yes, sighed the Major looking critically at the metal coat hanger top that protruded from the cast on which rubber bands were attached to hold his little finger ta.ut "Yes, I'm all wrapped up in priorities. All this for a br:>ken finger. "How'd it happen?" came the $64 question. Volle y ball," the Major replied, loo king inte restedl y out of the window. "You might say that claim s fo r the thoro ughness of our physical training program are not exaggerated." "Tsk, Tsk!" the reporter clicked sympathetically. "But I'm not the only one," the Major said defensively. "A Volley ball put Lt. J. P. Miller, assistant post engineer in the hospital for two weeks. Got him in the knee. He's home hobblil1 g around on crutches now." Deciding that the time for an interview was unpropitious, the Echoes representative departed, wonderil1g what would happen to our base engineers if croquet was ever incorporated in our P. T program. Pf c Does Some Nice Sniping On Range By S /SGT. ARTHUR CAMPER 30lst Bomb Squadron On his first try on the rifle range Pfc Elza Rhineberger of Grand Rapids, Mich., scored a neat 184 this week ... it was one of the highest shooting marks racked up in the squadron thus f a r. A big hand to untiring Pfc. Roy Timmons, Mercersburg P a., for his excellent efforts in maintaining the clay room. He can curse the 1st Sgt. and gripe about the G.I. way of life in five different languages we're talking about Pfc. Klaus Dreyer of New York city, new addition to In telligence who has studied il1 Berlin, P aris, London and New York. Pigeonkeeper Kelly is the moniker Cpl. Joseph Kelly of New Rochelle, N. Y. is carrying these days Kelly got his bearings crossed the other night and blossomed out in the Signal Corps area. Promoted to S /Sgt last week were: W Baggett Newnan, Ga., Robert Hartma n Benton Harbor, Mich., and upped to Sgt. were Marshall Brooks, Ithaca, N. Y., and Larry LaBati of Houston, Tex .... congratulations fellows A warded Goocl Conduct Medals by the CO were: S/Sgt. Charles Rusk of Waynetown, Ind. S ISgt. Emil Stettner, Los Angeles, Calif., Sgt. Howard R eber, Ashland, Ohio, Sgt. M anuel Silva, Brooklyn, N Y., Sgt. C arl Vandagrift, Cincinnati, Ohio, Sgt. Andrew J. Bannon, Harrison, Neb., Cpl. Fred Wich, Quincy, Ill. and Pfc Noah M. Settl e, Roanoke, Va. Willie Hoppe of the day-room pool table is Cpl. Carl Garrett, Sumner, Mo., who challenges any dogface to a cushion match. Pvt. Charles Hanford, Williamsport, Pa. l5 in deep trouble with 3 cuties on the leash he sometimes gets his schedule mixed ... the other night he found himself stuck with 3 dates for the same hour but that shouldn't bothe r Hanford-he's an OTU instructor in camouflage! Finally a warm and friendly greeting to the fine officer pilots from Chile now training with our squadron ... in our best Spanish: Mucho gusto en conocerles a usted! TOOTHLESS i-IE/?0 AWAiTING HIS 84th Headquarters Moved To New, Roomier Quarters Part of the enlisted staff of the 84th Bomb Gp Hqs are shown above at their desks in their new location, on Ave. "C" between 6th and 8th Sts. From front to rear (left): S /Sgt. Oden, Pvt. McCowan, and Pvt. Anderson. (Right) Sgt. Edmonston, Pfc. Mueler, and Cpl. Spivey. By M /Sgt. EDW. G. RODDY Although the new building recently taken over by the 84th Bombardment Group Headquarters can't compare with the War Department's Pentagon, it has some of the latter's advantages. Built of concrete and painted a rustybrown in color on the outside, it is r ather a well camouflaged structure. There i' no denying the fact that the staff of the 84th Group Hqs. Lt. Col. Zartman's Officers and Enlisted men, were somewhat reluctant to leave their old headquarters, located on Ave A," just a f ew feet from "the lil1e" with its melodic sounds of roaring mot. Drs, and put-putting tractors. There is no sound so sweet nor smell so pleasing to an Air Corps man as the whiney-scream of a prop being turned over, and the odor of high octane gasoline. Located just a few hundred feet from the 22nd Bombardment Training Wing Headquarters, the new Gp Hqs will greatly facilitate the handling of correspondence and messages between the two organizations. Perhaps be cause they were aware of this, the Enlisted men of the 84th Hqs last week began folding their camp tables and tents, and quietly stole away into the nite, only to appear the next day in their new location on Ave "C," between 6th and 8th Sts., with type writers uncovered for action, tele-Drew Changes Aircraft Insignia In compliance with the WaJ Department's order to improve identification of U. S Army planes, Drew Field has been singularly on the ball. Although the order was issued only a couple of weeks ago, a good many of our ships are already sporting the new "trade-ma.rk." The present white star on a circular field of blue is retained, but is now only pa.rt of the insignia. In addition there is a white rectangle attached horizontally at the right and left of the circle, and a red border enclosing the entire device. P aint crews are working industriously, and all Drew planes should bear the new emblem by the end of the week. 302nd .Sends Sympathy To Pic. 0. K. Carlisle By T .J. L. All that dust bellowing out of the b arracks and the hum of activity wasn't a riot but only the squadron preparing for the Satunday morning inspect:on. It's m a r velous how much energy a restriction will put in to a soldier. The squadron sends it's sincerest sympathy to Pfc. 0. K Carliste of Communications who is in the Base Hospital with a badly injured neck. He receive d i t w h e n he dived off a tower into some shallow water. This i s just another instance of the old story of the man that dived off a ten foot tower into a w e t sponge. In a ll seriousness though we hope for his speedy recovery. Ordnance should be back on the bali with all their men back, not to mention the addition of Pvt. G. Kohlbacher. H e wa vee! a last farewell to the intelligence section after coming back from a furlough spent in Chi cago The last to return from furlon gs are Cpl. Keil from Princeton, Ind.; Pvt. Murphy from New York; phones hanging from their new hooks, and Officers firmly established in their new quarters, working on Stat.istical Charts and Status Reports. In less time than it takes a G. I. Mess hall to prepare breakfast for a Squadron, the 84th Bomb Gp was functioning, both well and efficiently, in its new headquarters. T /Sgt. Williams, Group Personnel Sgt. Major, is having trouble settling clown in the new building, though; claims he can't think clearly without the sound of a flight of dive bombers racing across the runways, ringing in his ears. Bartels Temporarily Classified Confidential By CPL. ALVIN M. AMSTER III Fighter Command Sgt. Bartels was temporarily locked in the Crypto vault one day and almost missed his entire lunch time. Lt. Levy sort of forget Herm and left him inside when he locked up. Big new about our headquarters girls: Mrs. Bess Walker, General Gilkeson's secretary, left for her home in Olympia, Washington Wednesday. Peggy Perrin moved from A-1 to the front office. Our two new stenos on "Active Duty" are Mrs. Susan Dillion in Signal and Mrs. Dorothy Parson, who replaced Mrs. Patten in A-2. (Note to headquarters wolves : Mrs. Dillon's husband is stationed at Drew; Mrs. Parsons' husband is a sailor!) T wo more new shackpappies whose wives joined them here include Sgt. Archie Weiskittel and Pvt. Rulon Stephens. Another ne\v shackman is S /Sgt. "Wild Bill" Sanders whose wedding announcement is elsewhere in this paper. Herm Cohn and Joe Cory were set up to a swellegent dhmer last Satur day night by a mysterious gal who moves in a nice Buick. It was the means of paying off a bet. Wonder how one gets takers for sucker wagers? Officers promotions this week include that of Mr. Owens to Chief Warrant Office r It was a highly appreciative audience that listened to Robert Jeffries long distance telephone conversation (charges reversed) with his honey in Boston. The Orderly Room was the loc ation. L aCount i s keeping fast company now that h e's in the chowhouse learning how to bash potatoes .... Hovey i s sweating out the first letter from that J e r sey 'dream girl" h e m e t on furlough las t week. Markley checked out of the Squadron last Saturday with his pay and a discharge for over age. RoEs Dobie i s now the G eneral's driver. It's all r ight; t hat ring Mendoza is wearing i s a gift from his wife. "Blackie" Caprista ce lebrates another birthday Au g ust 10. How come no A3 L otharios escorted Betsy Wilson and E l oise Parr to the Strand last Friday night when the y had those romantic pictures? Note to avid publicity seekers Any gosstp to this writer must be in his h ands by Sunday This column i s written Sunday night. Pfc Ridde ll from Florence, K entucky. Three men from Comnnmications are home on fuTlough. They a r e Sgt. Echantz, at his home in Springfield Ill. Cpl. E D. Cooper who is vilsiting his family in Lafollete, T enness ee, and Pvt. W. H. Norris who is also home on a 15 day furloug h. \Ji/1 Rook,c Roy'.f Teeth Fit? Tune In Ago..m


HERE WE GO. GIRLS. John is taken in tow to register on the Maryland Docket. John finds a Baltimore friend's name, and will look him up at Drew. Next? How about a swim? But first John finds that the Enlist-ed Men's Lounge has arranged a nice room for the night for half a dollar. Soldiers can find excellent accommodations in Clearwater homes through the Clearwater Defense Recreation Council. BACK TO THE BEACH. Sunday, after a swell night's rest and early church. John takes a 10-cent bus ride out to th-e Beach Center on Clearwater Beach, where Service Men have all the convenienc-es of a beach house at no expense. Main tained by the Clearwater Defens-e Recreation Council. the beach Center is used by hundreds of Drew Field soldiers. John stops for a chat with friends. Coke and hot dogs for dinner, and John won the toss for the check, leaving the exchequer still solid at $1.82. LET'S HAVE A SODA, and John and his date make a bee-lin-e for the Spa, Clearwater's "Sugar BowL" across from the Enlisted Men's Lounge. Dutch treat. and John still has $1.57 in his pocket. Both agree the dance last night was fun. Irene su ests a strol rlm ..., ...__ Week-End On Just aft-er retreat Saturday, the week-end before payd three lonely dollar bills and a 24-hour pass in pocket and a mi night or stretch over lodging, meals and a Sunday morning s water Enlisted Men's Lounge with $2.32 and a cancelled bus ti A SWIM IT IS. The girls drive John out to the beach Center for a quick dip before dark. Boy, this is all-right. The water's swell and the girls are tops. Things are picking up. Let's go, Clearwater! SPLASHING THROUGH THE SURF beats singing in tl at Clearwater never crowded, and always abundant with p step up any minute now and hand him the keys to the city of fun still coming up. WHAT'S THIS SKIPPER? Where'd you get that cre1 McLaughlin hardly had this in mind when he thought abo; c;.t .J it. Your host has a rod for you to do som-e troll ;


For $2e04 y. Cor p John McLaughlin hopped a bus for Clearwater wit h d f ull o f doubt. Would those three bills desert him Saturday im? Our camera picked him up as he entered the Clear k et. L e t's follow him from there. JUMPING JIMMINY. Can these gals play ping-pong! John and partner take another couple on in a pre-dance tus sle at the Lounge. So far so good, says John, breathing easy. A dime for cokes and his room paid for and $1.82 left. shower back at camp. Corporal McLaughlin finds beaches asant company. John is convinced that the Mayor is due to ow long has this been going on? This is nothing, John. Plentx ? 1thriWI" the hawser aboard and let's get out to sea. Corporal a Hitl. J i;;hing yesterday. This is your day, John, so make g wh-ml W got out into the channel. THERE'S A FAST NUMBER. and the Saturday night dance is on. Who said pretty girls are scarce? Straight dancing gradually gives way to jitt-erbugging and the end of the dance sends John to his lodgings with more than he came with, a date for 3:00 tomorrow. And he still has most of his $3.00. WHY DIDN T I BRING MY CAMERA? Clearwater B each lures camera fiends by the score with no lack of suitable subjects to shoot. Corp. McLaugt .lin's camera will come with him next trip. Don' t get too sunburned, John. and remember your date. ALL ABOARD FOR CAMP on the 8:30 bus. Good luck. soldier! Corporal M c laughlin heads back for Drew after as exciting a week-end as he has ever spent. Ninety-six cents of his original three dollars remain in his pocket. Back again soon. John? That's an easy question to answer. But his pals will come with him next --h;week-end.


PAGE EIGHT What To Do This Week ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB Friday, Aug. 6 8:15 p. m .-Dance. Saturday, Aug. 7 8 :15 p .m.-Bingo. Monday, Aug. 9 8:00 p. m .-Da nce. Tuesday, Au g 10, 8:15 p m .-Re-co r d ed sympho n y program. W ednesday Aug 11, 8 :00 p m Danc e. RECREATION BUILDING NO 1 F Tiday, Aug. 6, 8:15 p. m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents. Saturday, Aug. 7, 8:30 p m.-Vari ety s how. Sunday, Aug. 8, 8:15 P m .-A. W M e lody hour. Monday, Aug. 9, 8:30 p m.-Right Answer or Else. Mon:iay, Aug. 9 9:00 p. m.-Soldier show. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 8:15 p. m.-Recorded sumphony program. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 8:15 p.m.Dress rehearsal. Thursday, Aug. 12, 8:30 p m Music, Mirth and Madness. DOWNTOWN SERVICE SPOTS Friday, Aug. 6 7:30 p. m : "Art for Fun." 8:00 p. m.: "Music and Sing-copation." Both at 607 Twiggs St. USO. 8 :00 p. m.: Dance on patio, 506 Snyder St. USO. 8 :00 p. m. every Friday: Party, Christian Service Center. 8:30 p. m.: Voice recordings and bingo, 214 North Boulevard. Saturday, Aug. 7 7 :00 p. m.: Elk's club dance. All service men invited. 8:00 p. m .: Dance, Navy Mothers' club, 305':1, Water St. 8:30p.m.: Dance, 214 North Boule varci. 8:30 p. m.: Games, 506 Madison, uso. Sunday, Aug. 8 1:00 p. m : Swim party and picnic, meet at 506 Madison USO. 5:00 p. m.: Social get-together, Navy Mothers' club. 5:30 p m. : Free supper, First Methodist church. 6 :00 p. m Victory Vespers, Chris tian Service Center. 6:30 p. m.: Young People' s forum, First Presbyterian Service club. 7:00 P m.: Round-table discussion, 607 Twiggs St., USO. 8:00 p. m.: YMHA, Community Center. 8:00 p. m.: Dance, Ross and Nebraska Avenues. 8 : 30 p. m.: Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard. 8:30 p m.: Dance on patio, 506 Snyder St. USO. Monday, Aug. 9 7 :00 p. m.: Mr. and Mrs. Club supper, 607 Twiggs St. USO. 7 : 30 p. m.: "Art for Fun," 607 Twiggs St. USO. 8:00 p. m.: Ping-pong tournament, 214 North Boulevard. 8:00 p. m.: Open house, Christian Service Center. 8:30 p. m.: Organized card games 214 Nort h Bouleval'd. Tuesday, Aug. 10 7 :GO p m.: Tampa Chess club, D e S oto hote l ; service men welcome. 8 :00 p. m.: Party, Christian Service Center. 8 :00 p. m.: Sewing class, 607 Twiggs St. USO. 8:00 p m .: Music appreciation, 214 North Boulevard. 8:00 p. m : Organizing of symphony orchestra, Christian Service Center. 8 : 30 p. m : Dance, Municipal auditorium. 8:30 p m.: Community sing, c,.;o6 Sny d e r St. USO. 8 :30 p m.: Sketching instruction, 214 North Boulevard. 9 :00 P. m.: Chess club, 214 North Boulevard. Wednesday, Aug. 11 7:30 p. m.: Art class, 607 Twiggs St. USO. 8:00 p. m.: Dance, Navy Mothers' club. 8:00 p. m.: Dance instruction by Arthur Murray dancers, 607 Twiggs St. USO. 8:00 p. m.: Cpen house, YMHA Community center. 8 :00 p. m.: Family night, Christian Servic e center. 8 :00 p. m : Organizing of new glee club for service men, Christian S erv i c e club. 8 : 30 p. m : Volley ball and games, 506 Snyde r St. USO. 8:30 p m.: Feature movie and camera club, 214 North Boule v ard. 9:00 P. m.: Dancing, 607 Twigg s St. USO. Thursday, Aug. 12 8:00 p m.: Party, Christian S ervice Cente r 8 :00 p. m.: Spanish class, 607 Twiggs st. uso. 8 :30 p. m.: Dance program, 214 Nort h Boulevard. Everyday Facilities for Gl's Kitchen, laundry, ironing anj sewing facilitie s 607 Twiggs St. Letters and forms typed, 7 p. m each e vening at USO and Christian Service Center. Individual kitchen, Christian Serv ice Center. 50-bed free dormitory for service men, 502 E Lafayette. DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 Go Forth and Do Thy Stuff, Company 715 By THIRTY Mottoe s or proverbs quite frequently, besides the official title, help to id entify military units. Looking back on its brie f history one would r eadily agree that 'gTe a t oaks from little acorns spring" could be aptly applied to the 715 t h Signal A W. Co in more instances than one. Starting with a. nucleus of two officers and 28 enlisted men when it was activated, the 715th has grown to such proportions until today it is a tip-top unit a fuli strength, all of this within the span of eight months. It has every good reason to feel "cocky" and justified in "throwing out its chest" with apologies and/or explanations to no one for carrying itself with a jaunty air. Under the command of Captain Eugene J. O'Neill the 715th came through its operational training period recently in excellent fashion. Furthermore, it has the singular distinction, with which it can point with pride, of being the second outfit in Drew Field history to receive a very satisfactory rating on inspection. This latter commendation was made known las t week by A WUTC. Among the enlisted personnel who have been with the 715th since it was activated, and who could claim a charter membership in the organization, are First Sgt. Horace Higgs, Master Sgts. Garvin and Possinger, and Tech Sgt. Barry Pennington, Staff Sgts. Hugh Hall and Otis Eickler and T / 3 George E. Cummings. When a class of students has completed a course of training or education a message is usually given them in the form of a commencement address. The 715th, having completed its training, understands to a man the meaning contained in this short and snappy address: "Go forth and do thy stuff". By AFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL PEOPLE ARE TALKING about some of these gals who think they want to go home, now that they have a chance. Us, we refuse to believe they're going to like being "4-F's" (WAC-crack for our civilian sisters) 'cuz only last week Aux. Frances Barr surprised everybody right down to their Gi dre declared a man out when he was knocked down. "Those of us who were left hurried back to report a smashing vi cio r:v!" Answers to BOB HAWK'S YANKWIZ 1. Twenty-four. 2 Yawning. 3 Detroit. 4 It would be shorter. Mt. Everest, the talles t mountain in the world. is about 5 % miles high, less than half the length of the island of Manhattan. 5. Magazines. There are 6,354 magazines and only 1,894 daily n ewspapers. 6 C orporate and incorporate m a y both b e us e d to mean combined int o one body or incorporated. 7. Y e s They were called Ma-rinettes. 8. The capacity of the human stomach i s about three pints. 9. Ope n air; outdoo r. 10. Florida Alabama, ML% is s ippi Louis i ana, Texas Hill Field Gets Set for Sports Hill Field at O gde n Utah, i s g reatl y e x panding its athletic fac ilities. Now being rus h e d to completion i s a 37-acre r ecreation fi e ld to accommodate a dozen types o f sports, while a n exlsting building on the post i s b e in g remodelle d int o a gymnasium. The athletic fi e ld will have areas for so f t b a ll f ootball, basketball hockey, hors e shoes and tennis. for mass c alisthenics is also provided. A portable boxing ring is eJ.:pected to be the most popular beature of the new gymnasium.-Source: Hili Field Hillfi e ld e r HOT L I C K S VIE WITH 'SHMALTZ9 AT REG. 1 SHOW On Thursday evening the bas e special service office presented an hour and a half variety .show starting at 8:30, in Recreation Blgd. No. 1. This show marked an innovation in our policy, inasmuch as it was the firs t time that this office has ever presented a show with an hour of it broadcast. The band, as usual distinguished it. self with the fine program it presented. The swing combination of the unit did an in-the-groove job of keeping the audiences pleased. A newcomer to this base, Pvt. Arlington Rollman, sang his baritone solos in particularly .fine style, showing himself to be a performer of unusually capable talents. Cpl. Edward Clemens of the band presented his xylophone number with his usual skill and smoothness. Adelbert Purga, whom you all remember as the director of music for one of the larger broadcasting chains in Chi cago, did his usual best with the vicline. Pfc. Alexander Miller sang two tenor solos and proved that the tenor is still in there pitching despite Cros by and the Lads. Sgt. Robert Hilgartner did things with the piano that left us all wanting to learn. Our two guest vocalists, Alma Fernandez and Angela Fulgarez, those two lovely-to-look-at 1 ad i e s from Tampa, once again owned the base after their renditions. These two young ladies really aim to please, and so far they have been pretty good shots. The whole works was under the direction of Lt. George Kluge, and the house couldn't have held another man. By S / Sg't. JOHN F SUSZYNSKI You can start calling Sgt. Will Krewson om SOCIETY editor since h e turned in that high-brow treatm ent of the Band's Party (last week' s BAND NOTES) wonder why Willi e didn' t say anything about Pfc. D e l Purg a s (and "Mary's",. of course) grand entrance, at dinner, to the strains of the WEDDING MARCH m a ybe h e was afraid of a libel suit b e c ause the whole sce n e was "frame d Pvt. Art Carchedi, cf Washington, D. C., Jus broken his le a se with the Medics and mov e d into our c oz y little mud hut-you'll b e hear i n g him o n Fre n c h Horn with the Militar y Band and o n piano with one o f our d a nce o r c h estra s Sgt. Gordon Booth hopes to im prove the musical of his little orch by posing the gang behind newly decorated music stands -Sgt. Jerry Sedlak did the art work on the stands (it was quite a job to talk him out of his surrealistic pro clivities). Afte r hearing what thE y missed a t the B and's p arty, Pfc's. B e t t m a n Boldt, Kuttner and Willi a m s are sorr; t h ey e ve n w ent on a Furloug h ; how e ve r some guys n ever learn-this wee k finds Cpl's. G aldino, Owings : :md Stoc kwell and Pvt. Budnik wend i n g t h eir way northward for two w ee k s o f "roughing" it lik e the poor civili a n s do (alre1dy the y v e missed a nice trip to Bartow-too b ad). Pfc. Waldo Bcttman took his brand new wife to the USO dance Sunday, and wouldn't let her dance with anyone--NICE GUY Wonder if the Missus knows how cle ver her ''Valdo is with the washboard and iron? P v t J ogsdon ran the full course a s drum-major at the 405th Bomb Gro u p 's Rev i ew and A ward of Good C onduc t M e d a l s last Saturday-he liv e d up t o his n e w tag of "Spooks" (scar e d h ou t of e v e r ybody a c ouple o f times-no major casualties, howeve r ) .. Cpl. Sam Schiavone i s a scho olb oy once again-he s going t o V. D Cont rol School, and already has a nice s pot picked out for pinning up his C ertificat e of Achie v e m e n t in the mids t of his OTHER Art C ollection. Pvt. Erny Giuliano is the Band' s Boy Scout--he's keeping Pvt. Eddy Munk happy with his elaborations on all the latrine rumors pertaining to the coming Armistice and the Discharge of all Trumpeters. The p ointers S g t "Atlas" Ferris pi c k e d up at the Phys ical Training Clinic ou ght to help make u s rug g e d e n o u g h for the n e w se ries of M arathon Variety Programs schedule d a t RB No. 1 for Thursday eYenings


UJhaL !).a. !JL--? the Army gives you that will be admired bv the wife or girl friend, be -on important foetor in the kind of job you get after the war is over, and con make you a man men for a good many years to come? e ANOTHER C L U E N E X T W E E K THAT WILL H E L P YOU TO G-1 Barnum Makes Zoo of 690th SAW By T / 5 JULIUS CHERINSKY Check T / 4 Steve Burke's new addition to his menagerie-t h r e e foot lonoallio-ator caught in the swamps the Bivouac area. His other exhibits include a r accoon, bull, several snakes, chicken hawk and other wildlife too numerous to mention. All Steve needs to complete his collection is the Missing Link, and we' ll begin paying admission to this modern Barnum ... 690th's lifesaver in the person of T / 5 Campo, the Firebrand from Brooklyn. His PX in the field serves several other companies besides our own, and the area around his tent is clean enough to serve as a model to those on the Post itself ... Orchids to the cooks of the company, among them T / 4 Gudger, T/5 Paul Pottebaum and T / 5 Pene, Pfs. McWilliams and Pvt. Baranowski. They've succeeded in converting bare G. I. menus to banquets rivaling those of the Waldorf-Astoria, sans the French titles Best wishes to Lt. Marvin who just went on leave. He's been accepted for duty with the Air Corps, and will be a cracker-jack pilot in a short time. We only hope that he doesn't bomb the 690 out of existence if he ever flies over us Wonder why some of the boys are so anxious to make Denta l Appointments so regularly? Your guess is as good as mine, but I'll bet there are some pretty misses around the Dental Clinic ... Glad to see the rash of new promotions in the company. Every man i s worth it, and has worked for it ... See T / 5 Wardman and Pfc. Clark back from some "official business" in Kansas City. They seem to have enjoyed the trip ... Musn't forget the volley ball league we've established out here. The boys !llay games every day and sometimes into the night. Good sportsmanship and plenty of competition makes it interesting The company fishing p a r t y has brought back lots of crabs for those midnight snacks. There's good biting out at Safety Harbor they say, and with a boiled crab in each hand, I hasten to agree with them. Gee, there's a delicious meal! ... Sgt. Nippa's car looks like a million bucks after its recent overhauling. All it needs to complete the appearance of a new car is a goo d paint job. Anyone interested in making some p o c k e t money? ... Congratulations to Lt. Lincoln who was recently appointed a Firs t Lieutenant ... The whole company is goi n g great guns, s o I'll sign off with best wishes to all, and hopes for our continued succe;;s ... DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 Friendship Helpful in 5th Sig. A W T rng Bn By JOE COVIELLO Off the Gold Standard go Lts. Hollenstein, Coffman, and Palmer, who were recently upped from 2nd Lts. to 1st Lts No more will they be victims to the "dogfaces" satiric gibe, "the Second L ts. are winning t h e war, parlez vous While on the subject of promotions one wou l d be indeed careless if he failed to congratulate the little "big opera tor" Sgt. Farash (Master), recently upped from Tec h S gt. Congrats also to Tech. Sgt. Buades and Sgt. Kroeger. To the intelligentsia, the arm-chair strategists, who cite the inferiority of American implements of war, among them the inferiority of the P-40, I refer them to the Bulletin 25, Hq. 5th Signal A W Trng. En., par. 1 "Comparison of Jap zero with the P-4D" Heard about Hdqtrs: Pearls of Wisdom some officers think t h e war ends on Saturday, and starts again on Monday at D800." "The boys of Drew Field have a very bad habit of talking too much when off d uty, and in Tam pa"-add note, "fellas, the only secret is the one that is never told." From the mouths of fools flow "the war will be over in no time now that Italy has been all but crushEd", "a guy that has never gone AWOL at least once never makes a good soldier" "this is a m an's war, the W AACS do :not belong in the army" "here it is, one day after pay day, and I am broke already". Where, 0, where has my money gone! Fifteen days respite from the toils and travails of army life have accrued to those goi ng on furlough, this week, among whom are i"vts Abbott, Nie meyer, Humes, Burkett, Leonard, Groom, Murphy, and Colleto. Note to aspirants to promotion: when asked to g i ve some points for his rapid climb to the position of noncommissioned officer, a sergeant answe r ed, "diligent application, keen attention, unstinted reasoning, punctuality, pleasur e in m y work, long hours, and-a personal friendship with my commanding officer! Drew Swimm-ers May Take An Advanced Course The Base Physica l Training Offi-ce will offer an advanced swimmers course, which will be conducted by The American Red Cross under the supe r v i s i o n of Mr. Russe ll. The course w ill run from 9 August to 20 Augus t Monday through Friday. I:nst111ction will be given at Cuscaden Pool in Tampa, fro m 1850 to 2200. This program will offer a great opportunity for anyone who is a fairly, goo d swimmer, it i s purely a voluntary program and a great deal of benefit can be derived from i t. Anyone on the Fie! d is e li gib l e. Transportation will be furnished. Anyone who is interested can apply at the Base Physica l Training Office, 5th and E Streets, or call Ex.tension 429. Those who take and pass the course will be qualified to teach and supervise swimming within their groups. '}(Ja.!>!J it on! tf Wedding At Chapel No.1 The first Medical all-military wedding took place at Chapel No. L when Lieut. Lorraine Shafer, ANC, became the bride of Lieut. John R. Van Horn, M.C. Lieut. Jeanette Wyatt, ANC, and Lieut. William Mcintyre, M.C., attended the bridal couple. Lieut. R. Gwin, M.C., performed the ceremony. ASTP TELESCOPES COLLEGE COURSE A real career in the military service awaits men who qualify for advanced training under the Army Specia lized Training Program. Although it is of course not feasable to give ASTP training to men who are already specialists in some of the military, all other men who are found to possess outstanding aptitude in a particular branch of knowledge be sent to certain colleges throughout the cotmtry for university ASTP is open to those m e n under twentytwo who have completed high school and whose AGCT scores are above 115, and to those men over twenty-two who have completed a t least o n e year of college and have received some additional training in the branch for which applicat:on is being made. Ever y person making application for the technical courses must have a good background in mathematics. Courses set up under the ASTP include special instruction in science medicine, mathematics, eng-i neering, psychologY', and foreign area and languages, both Euro)Jean and Asiatic. The psychology course, which was discontinued recently has now reopened, but only those men having especially high qualifications will be considered. Likewise, requirements for the European Area and language course now include an AGCT score of 125, as well as a very good lmowledge of the language. You may m a ke application for this training a t the Base Classification Office. After you have been inte rviewed by the Field se lection board, your application will be forwat'ded to the headquarters of the Fourth Service C ommand. Those men of exceptional ability will be ordered to proceed to a STAR unit, w here they will r eceive a more detailed interview, and w ill take a series of examinations determining each man's exact curriculum of study. If you have been fortunate enough to r e m ain in the running up to this point, you w ill now be sent to the college which offers the right course for you. Your career as a specialist is about to begin. AI'S TRAISTER BACK WITH BARS "Something new has been added! 2d Lt. Aaron L Traister, formerly an enli sted assistant in the Administrative Inspector' s offi c e, has retun1ed to his post wearing shining new bars. Only r a rel y is an officer reassigned to the same office which h e occupied as an enlisted man, but Lt. Traister, a C. P. A. as well as a graduate of Administrative Inspectors' Schoo 1 was so valu able to his f o r m e r department that he was allowed to return by special request. Lt. Traister, looking well despite the loss of five pounds wh ile attending OCS at Miami Beach, Florida, advises Drew Field men to apply for Officer Candidate training. The "Ziska" way of training pays "Gold Bar" dividends! We're proud to have Li eutenant Traister back again. Steak Is .Steak Says 57 6th Sig A W Bn. By CORP. ROBT. W. McNARY Mail Clerk John Loyd left us this past week. John goes to his home in Maysville, Ky., to r e-enter civilian life. In addition to handling the mail, our greatest morale builder, he possesses a fine wit which brought many smiles to the faces of this orgn. T 1 5 Orville Posen and Pvt. Wm. Greene did themselves and our outfit proud in the Physical Fitness test this week. Pvt. Greene ripped off the 300 yard run in 48 seconds fl a t. T / 5 Powe ll ran through the test with ease and was looking for more. Lt. Atkinso n carried a way the honors on the range coming out with the highest score putting him in the sharpshooting class. A 1 a r g e percentage of the company qualified even with the handicap of little or no range experience. With a. herd of about 97 cows carousing in this area, it still may be just coincidental that S/Sgt. Fair, our mess sgt., has been putting out a lot of beef lately. Steak is steak, though. Second Reporting's pet coon "Dollar" is AWOL again. Jerome C. (Pride of Nebraska) Murphy is back from furlough laden with pipes, pictures and tall tales of wild airplane rides. Our favorite (??) postman, Eugene Kotlarek seems to have the inside track with the Clearwater belles especia lly redheads. Superman E g .gert, the huma n dynamo of 2nd Reporting, is recovering from an operation in the Drew field hospital. Ben Davidso n says that volley. ball i s a pretty good game but h e gets tired of eating a ll that sawdust. Last week on the range C ec il "Maggie" Mixon came up from a 3B one day to 168 the next. Some shooting. After many long months 1\'Iatlack finally got his well-earned three stripes. Either Sgt. Hennecy lost a bet or the barber was mad a t him. Surely there is some excuse for that haircut. Johnnie Gadascy has something up his s leeve when he goes on his furlough. Why else would he buy those two big sparklers. "They can't pull my teeth" said Sgt. Houlton as the dentist ya .nked two of them last Sunday. Number one chow hound i s C o rp. Joseph Mathern. Not even rain stops him from being first in lin e. Best job in the company belongs to Pvt. Edwards who will very shortly be leaving on furlough for Lo s Angeles whe r e wed aing bells might be ringing scon for him. Pvt. McrGaw has a treasure buried beneath one of the tents-No. 2 to be exact. Corp. Bruce has two fold reasons for celebrating-T/5 stripes and a furlough to Birmingham. Corp. Lemon spent the last week with the boys in camp. A gay time was had by a ll Monday night at the company party. Pfc. Siller thought he had a new man in his tent the other night but it turned out to be only one of the pet I??) cows brousing around. A big box of aspi rin goes to Corp. Murphy who now di shes out the detail s Speaking of details, Karl Hawkins i s on KP so much Sgt. Lewis thought he had a new cook. Corp. Capps is the latest transfer to the air corps. PAGE NINE Alertness in Vital "8 Minutes" Assures Safety of Pilots A brief study of airplane accident statistics enables us to come up with some rather unexpected facts. Of these facts two stand out as especially significant to young pilots who have a definite interest in becoming old pilots eventually. Here they are, lads Fact No. 1: Nearly 7D% of all accidents have been attributed to some form of pilot error. Fact No. 2: Over 8D% o f all acci dents occur during l andings, takeoffs or while taxiing. Now if we scramble those two fads and examine the results we find more t h a n half of the accidents occur because pilots make errors while in the process of going away from or returning to terra firma, or while getting from one plane to another on the ground. Someone with a penchant for figures uncovers the further information that a pilot averages two take-offs and two landings per day over the course of his training period. Time required for these fou r operations: eight minutes per day! A mighty small piece of time but a mighty important one, too! A time in which, if yo u "dope off" for a fraction of a second you double your chances of getting to know some pretty nurses or even have the undertaker get to know yo u It i s a time, on the other hand, to keep in a "state of super-alertness". A time to u se the proper amount of power on take-off. T o watch yow airspeed on landing and hit the first third of the runway. A time to anticipate by checking everything in advance, your plane, engines and instruments. A time, in short, to work ve r y very hard at the job of becoming a veteran pilot. -------------------Wignall's Promotion To Captain Announced Maj. Fred G Hook, commanding the 405th Bomb Group, is highly pleased to announce the promotion of Paul R. Wignall, commanding the 624th Bomb Squadron, to the rank of Captain. :H' has a'bly commanded the squadron si nce its activation. The Captain's home is Port Arthur, Texas, being a native of that state, and graduating from Texas A & M in mechani cal engineering. He i s the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Wignall of 444 Fifth Street, Port Arthur. Captain Wignall is extremely well n laced in an Air Support unit. He ;u ccessfully completed 4 years ROTC training, receiving his reserve commission. He was assigned to the Infantry with which he served until he took his fli ght training. On com p letion of his flight training, Captain Wignall was assigned to the 84th Bomb Group from which he was transferred to his present assignment. Aside from building up his flying training, that is at present considerable, he occupies himself with squadron administration. The esprit de cot 'PS of his command shows the r esults of his endeavors. When his squadron swi n gs out on the Saturday rev iew, it gives the observer the feeling that somebody has put the spirit of "line" with an In fatjry definition into t h e action s of a lot of good men from the line as we know it. Captain Wi g n a ll well deserves the "section of railroad track" and a ll the officers and men of the Group are pleased with his promotion. Lt. Eickenberry of 84th Now Assigned To 405th The 84th's is the 405th's gain! 1st L t. John M. Eikenberry of Pasa dena, California, was assigned to the 405th Bomb Group, where he was subsequently reassigned to the 626th B omb Squadron. and heartily welcomed by Squadron Commander L t. James G. Roberts. who assig ned him the duties of adjutant. We have h eard considerable of the 84th Headquarters volley-ball team but we understand fro m Lt. Eikenberry that he was the team so we re gret that the team will have to re organize, but the Lieutenant hastily adds that they .probably won't miss h i m. Captain Loftus. of our headquarters team, a y s he will be glad to have some competition from the squadr ons. Lt. Eikenberry's goa l will be to make the Captain r egret "them words," becaus e after all L ts. Robert.s, Ober, Phillips Hodg es, Lepski, Don nelly, Marr, Nelson and s o m e more are not an unformidable array themsel ves L t. Eikenberry has be e n with the 84th since he finished OCS, and is a welcome addition to the 405th organization


PAGE TEN Sgt. Schott Home For Wedding On August the 5th What is it, or what? After serving as best man at T-Sgt. Harty's wedding, we find the following clipping on S-Sgt. Schott's desk: "Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Hagene of Prairie ciu Chien, Wis., announce the approaching marriage of their youngest daughter, Eldora Catherine, to S-Sgt. Ha.rry F Schott of Tampa, Florida, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H Schott of Marquette, Iowa. "The wedding will take p I a c e Wednesday morning, August 4, at 8 o'clock at St. Gabriel's Church, Prairie du Chien." Now we know why Schott has been sweating out that furlough. Good luck, Sergeant. Speaking of athletics, our "bone crusher," Lt. Ingedahl, ma.y claim some pride in achievement. On July 29 the headquarters volley ball team took the Wing "leather slappers" to 4 straight games. Col. Vance, in command of the Wing team, will probably invite the winners to a return engagement after Lt. J. M Martin recovers from his recent lea.ve. Normally we don't associate bombs and ammunition with poetry but M-Sgt. James McNeil may :be the exception. Here is a sample of what he can do! There was a certain Lieutenant who liked to drive a jeep. He drove it here, he drove it there his appointments for to keep. Perchance one day a villain did him spy and by indorsement he told the C O. WHY. It made him sore and all put out to ha. ve to stop his gadding about. Now he raves and rants and loudly talks but if he can't find a driver I BET BY GOSH HE WALKS." Pvt. Victor M Bernard ha. s been relieved from the 405th headquarters section and assigned to the 314th Base Hq. Sq., so that he can devote his full time to the Echoes. Aside from publishing his own newspapers, he has been identified with the Hearst and Scripps Syndicate newspapers on the West Coast for the past 25 years. His job on the Echoes is News Editor. 911th on The Ball By SGT. RAYMOND R. SIMMONS The Barrack was in an uproar with everyone talking at the same time, accusing Pfc. McKinnon of kidnapping. It seemed that Blackie the Mongrel bad lost one of her litter and was going around in the deepest mouring. Of course the seriousness of her mourning is questionable. With the shortage of food and her Ration points running low I suppose our sympathies were wasted on her. Anyhow, McKinnon was the hard hearted rascal that had snatched this child of questionable progeny and given it away, causing the verbal lashing that he was now receiving. Well this went on an hour or so and in walked the victim's mother with hips swaying voluptuously (in a canine manner of course) without a care in the world. The fact that she had been wallowing in the mud didn't change the wave of anger that was slowly smoldering in Charlie instead the kidding had increased until he was in a frenzy. Raving and ranting and with choice GI puns dogging his footsteps McKinnon had to vacate the Barrack until Lady Blackie had received her due sympathies and condolences h'om the fellows and a promise to relieve her of her other young so that she could again become the fair Solome of the canine world. Davis Goes to Town Hi, Jelly Belly! Going to town? This is the querie that greets Davis each afternoon prior to his showering and dressing for town. "Are you going to dress here or are you going to Robinso n gal's house to dress?" I can't see where that's any of your business but for your information I'm taking my clothes to my wife's house and dress there. "What wife? Who do you think would m arry you with that bay-window you've got?" Hey Sarge-make this four-eye d drawback to the Army leave me alone! No sense in calling him 'cause he won't give you a pass anyhow, chirps Wright, with a malicious twinkle in his eyes. Me and Sgt. Ford's going out tonight and besides smart guy I don't care if he gives me a pass or not, I know the right MP's. Hey Robinson, let's me and you and Stan ley go to town, Davis-knows-the-rightMP's! "Look here son," retorts Robinson, "I can't be bothered with that Jellabellied son-of-a-gun. I have a date with a girl that's got a Victory Garden, a house with the mortgage paid, two chickens, and a pint of rum that's begging to be sampled; the fact that my sampling won't leave any or that she's bald headed and got false teeth doesn't matter one bit." While this enlightening conversation is going on the fact that Davis has slipped out and gone to town doesn't matter one bit. DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 By SGT. FRANK FOCHT Detachment Medical Depa.rtment Last week the Detachment Medical Department was treated to a real-life version of William S. Hart's smokiest reel-life saga. It all started when two self-styled ranch hands, S / Sgt. Lou "Lone Ranger" Goria and his faithful friend, S /gt. Manuel "Tonto" Hevia, were assigned to purchase and lasso a pair Of sheep which were to be used for laboratory purposes. All went well at the round-up until they attempted to delive r them .to the home corral. Now, when two young benedicts, faced with the problem of maintaining wives and happy homes under the rationing system, are asked to escort potential midnight snacks on the hoof, things are bound to happen. With tongue in cheek and a meaty twinkle in their eyes, they reported one of the woolies AWOL. Posses of vigilantes scoured the plains and prairies for the missing roast-er-r-sheep. The old West of yesteryear lived again as stories of rustling and gun-law were revived. Finally, in the dense wilderness (ac tually a well-cultivated farm) the stray was spotted. With hearty cries of "Hi, Ho, Silver!" the panting G-I's thundered after her. The old girl succumbed to sheer numerical force and was triumphantly led back to her mate. A sturdy coiTal has been -con structed and our two heroes are still dreaming of ran1 lamb, sheep and mutton. Corp. Don Boyd and his Medical soldiers' chorus are steaclily improving their technique and popularity in regula radio appearances. Feature aJ tists in their own right, they sometimes provide horal effects for dramatic continuity and this versatility is giving them a professional polish uncommon im G-1 talent. Two and one-half days is the estimated time it would take to play all the records in the Detachment's voluminous dayroom library. Everything from crashingsymphonies to harmonica solos are filed and it repre sents an accurate cross-section of musical tastes. The platters have been carefully selected and letter writers now find tJ1eir choicest thoughts accompanied bY apropos mood harmonies. G-Hi Society: ,pfc. Aldinger continues to have fun with us. Wherever we turn there he is On the ramps, in the messhall, wheeling patients around. The reason he's so speedyhe's triplets! Lieutenant Stuber, t h e organization's Special Services Officer, pulled a pleasant surprise last Wednesday when he rode int{) the area with a couple hundred iced watermelons. An impromptu floor show quickly shaped up and the congenial Lieutenant was pressed into service as master of ceremonies. M/Sgt. Jerry Kovler, one -time showman w h o cavorted between Chicago and Miami Beach, will take his vacation in the Windy City Pfc. Freddy Best is pleased with his new assignment to the Registrar's office. He takes one look at the pulchritude and he can't decide if be's working for the pause that refreshes or a Powers model agency. It has been reported that Lieutenant Van Horn, Sr., was seen without his smoked glasses ... Lieutenant Van Horn, Jr., is professional1y Lieut. Lorraine Shafer, ANC., and for them the bells tolled two weeks ago. s ;sgt. Frank Rocco had better .hurry up and marry his Josephine. He pays 50 cents for haircuts and on him that's a nickel a hair. Lieutenants Quick and Mcintire, the long and short of it, should make an excellent doubles tennis combination Sgt. Robert True, swimming champ, is also a fine warbler and president of the Glee club. Cats is what bothers Pvt. Roger Spaziaro jumps around and can't. sleep when he sees em. Oh, screams of merry laughter! why don't somebody tell him? Them things is mosquitoes! "I rmderstand you do a little barbering in your spare time!" 588 Signal A W BN. Correspondent Goes Saroyan on U. rs. By Cpl. Harrington Ingham T / 5 David Currier, of Company B, was troubled with mosquitoes. For three long months he had been itching and scratching and paying calls on the chaplain. For three long months the mosquitoes had kept him a wake and he hated them. H e tol-i his friends about it. I hate them, he saiti. I am going to St. Peters:burg, he said, and he had the telephone disconnected, r a v is he d a maiden, ate a pie, sold the barracks orderly into slavery for pocket money, and started down the roa:d on his goat. It was a beautiful morning. Right? Now T / 5 Currier had an aunt in St. Petersburg. She was a nice woman and upstairs in her attic she kept a trunk full of old anti exquisite dresses. T / 5 Currier walked into the house (after checking his coat and hat at the door) (joke) and started up the attic stairs. Where are you going, T / 5 Currier? said his aunt. Don't speak to me, you old hag, said T / 5 Currier. He opened. the trunk, dug down deep, deep, and when he founu a dress made of tulle he removed it, wrapped it in brown paper, danced a jig, and started back up the road for Drew. It was a beautiful morning. All afternoon he worked. He worked with needle ami thread, with hammer and saw, and his friends crowded around. What are you making? they said, crowding around. Stop crowding around, said T/5 Currier. D o n't speak to me, you old ha. g, said T / 5 Currier. When they woke the next morning he was still at work. What are you making, T / 5 Ourrier? they saiti. He smiled. wryly. I am making a mosquito ba.r from my aunt's dress, he said, simply, and then, suddenly, the job was done! He dropped the needle and thread, the hammer and saw, and, with his eager friends helping, installed the mosquito bar on l1is bed. He strode triumphantly from the room, you old hag. That morning he was transferred to the Sig11al AW Research Battalion, 44th and Lexington Ave., New York City. Phone: Wickersham 2-7324. "Butter" Look Out Says 303d Bomb. Gp. By CPL. JAMES F. HEALEY It seemed strange to me last week when an announcement was made at one of the formations that "Gadabout" Gaddis was going to visit tl1is group and show his latest color films in the dayrooms of all the squadrons but the 303rd. I inquired as to the reason why he wasn't going to show the films in our day room. I was very surprised to find out that our day room was inadequate. I visited the other squadrons' dayrooms and found them an 100 percent improve ment over ours. I wonder why we can't get a real day room? I wonder if you men who take butter and. leave it on tl)e table in the mess hall realize what you are doing? All you men have families at home that are going without butter and many othe1 essentials just so you can have some of the things you received in civilian life. Sgt. Arthur Short, that old veteran of the 303rd, is finally going to town. He is one of t'he lucky men who received a furlough the first of August. This will be his first trip to town since last March. He will spend his furlough with "Momma'' way out in Iowa. Beware of Pvt. Jack Joo. He has been studying industriously this past week. The name of the book is "How to Get Tough." It must be a good book because I noticed him the other day picking on Pfc. Ray Levitre who is six feet tall. Pfc. George R. Van Houten is going to be another of millions to take that plunge into matrimony. He is going to marry his home town sweetheart, Miss Audry Haumann, of Lyndhurst, N. J., while on his furlough the latter part of August. Congratulations to you both. There was a remark made by Sgt. Perri in last weeks column about the new mail orderlies and the way they work. It escaped the attention of the staff here otherwise it would have been deleted. I realize what a hard job that is trying to read everyones handwriting, etc. I think they are doing a fine job and improving every day. Calif. Says: "Fish Free" California s t ate legislature has passed a bill permitting all military personnel to fish without a license anywhere in the state. Governor Warren, in signing the bill, said he hoped the bill would make week-end furloughs more enjoya ble and help to boost morale. Gen. Sherrill To Present 88 Good Conduct Medals LIEUT. BLISCHKE NEW 704TH CO. By PFC. JACK EARLE Sitting around the orderly room gassing with the boys is one thing and trying to put the happenings of the week into a column is another but here goes, take it lightly. To begin with we have a new C. 0. in this outfit. Our new Commanding officer goes under the name and title of First Lt. Simon Blischke. To our old c. o. First Lt. Oscar W. Wiegand, we hope that he is as well liked in his new organization as he was in 701. Our personnel officer Second Lt. Donald J. Monie is also leaving us, and to him we say good luck and Godspeed. To the big city of New York on furlough go our S /Sgt. S. Cerrati and Costi. Have some fun lads and come back clear eyed and ready to give your all. I guess every one who has spent any time in the army has seen the change that the G. I. way of life can make in a person. We have a boy in our outfit that wasn't too happy about the whole thing when he came in the Army, being just a big boy from the farm, and not used to the hustle and bustle of army life. Well I for one wondered what effect Drew Field would have on him and wondered how he would turn out. A s you know the real test of a soldier i s in the fie ld. We have a bunch of boys out in the field on operational training and this big fel1ow has surprised every one by his ability to adjust himself and learn. He bids fair to becoming one of the key men in the outfit, to you "Red" McDermott a salut8 and our nomination for the soldier of the week, keep up the good work. We have a lad in this outfit whose hat we nominate for the title of the hat of the week club. Blossoming forth one day with one of those baseball ca .ps with the long peaks affected by the mechanics in the air force, it wasn't bad enough sprouting fourth with this odd headgear but he had to put a sign on the 11eak advertising the fact that he was from the Hoosier state of Indiana. If you want a long lecture on the beauties of the Wabash, stoJl l\lr. Mahlon Birely. Not much else to report except the fact that some of the more enterpris ing boys are catching some of the smaller mosquitos and putting them through a cider press to extract the blood which they donate to the Red Cross they say it takes about four of them to get a quart of blood as yet they haven' t caught any of the big ones as there aren't any men in the outfit big enough to do the job. Why Golf Leads Men to Drink It is rumored that 1st Sgt. Cha.rlie Dow, Marine Det. here has sworn off teaching any other Marine about golf after what he saw last week-end. The "top" took Pfc. Gilbert Owen on the nine-hole hospital course to teach him how to play golf. On the first four holes Owen was just about the worst dub imaginable. Every time he swung Dow shuddered. But when Owen hit the pine on the 96-yard hole, Dow sniffed, said it was an accident. Owen took Dow's dare to try again. Next time the ball plumped into the cup. I quit," growled Dow as Owen snickered. Source: Marine Corps "Shevron," San Diego, Calif. Lt. Dallas Baker of 405th Sponsors Pool On Italian .Surrender The news of Mussolini's withdrawal from the Dictatorship of Italy, with the resultant conflicting opinions of Officers and EM of the line a s to the proba.ble date of Italian surrender, has given birth to a pool sponsored by Lt. Dallas R. Baker, assistant group intelligence officer. With approximatel y 40 participants, the dates selected run from July 29 continuously to Aug. 26, then intermittently as far as the middle of October. Tha t Italy will surrender seems to be a foregone conclusion. When it does, somebody will collect about 16 bucks! Frankly, we think Baker was broke and devised this means to tide him over until after payday. (Shame on you, Capt. Parmer.-Ed.) Since his initials a .re D. R., we feel they might have .belied their true meaning of "Deal Right." The headquarters section is glad to have 1st Lt. Thurlow M Weed added to its intelligence staff. He has served for severe. months with the 84th and 407th Groups before his assignment here. Eighty-eight Drew soldiers will be .presented with good conduct medals tomon-ow at 1630 on the airport runways by Brig. Gen. Shenill, commanding general of the AWUTC. After the ;presentation there will be a mass review of thousands of Signal Corps soldiers. A rifle trophy will also be ;pre sented by Detachment C of the 657th Signal AW Co. in the fmm of a silver engraved loving cup, for having the highest percentage of men qualifying on the .30-ca.Iibre rifle range. Second. Lt. T S. Simpson will receive the award on behalf of the unit, and it will remain in their possession until such time as they move away from Drew Field. S-3 section is in charge of awarding the good conduct medals, and one man from each unit will receive a medal on -behalf of his company. Others entitled to the award will receive them in ceremonies held by their organizations. The following men will receive the decorations: Master Sergeants: Joseph F. Antolak, Co. D 570th; Ronald H. >Baker, 2nd Rept., 569th; William A. Baker, 588th; Robert B. Degener, 2nd Rept., 566th; William J. Diffley, 761st; Thomas M. Ellison, Det. 25; Edward J Ferguson, 1st Rept., 566th; Everett Hopkins, 750th; Howard K. Lampkin, Co. A, 570th; Cornelius J O 'Shea, 50lst; Ernest W. Moore, Hq. & Plot., 564th; Joseph Renda, 728th; John M Riodan, Hq. & Hq. Co., 566th; Joseph Titone, Hq. & Plot., 570th; Joseph E Wright, Hq. & Plot., 569th; James R. Nicholson, Hq. A WUTC. First Sergeants: Andrew Barron, 1st Rept., 569th; Richard J. Brennan, IX FC; Jewell C Bullard, XV FC; Eliodore F. Cicalese, 1st SAW Tng. Bn. ; tAugust J. Conrad, Hq. & Plot., 577th; Richard A. Dray, Co. D 2nd SAW Tng. Bn.; Nathan C. Holland, 1st SAW Tng. Bn.; Ernest C. Hilge, Co. B 551st; Barron D. Kennedy, Co. A, 564th; Leon F. Lennertz, 1s t SAW Tng. En.; Harold M Reinfeld, 501st; Sam Rosenberg Comm. Co., 503rd; Robert M. .Scott, Co. A, 2nd SAW Tng. Bn. ; Edward W. Smith, Hq. Co., 5th SAW Tng. Bn.; Phillip J. Swan ton, 1st SAW Tng. Bn. Technical Sergeants: Philip E. Augustino, Hq. & Plot., 563rd; Paul D Blagen, Hq. & Plot., 555th; Kenneth A Fleck, 722nd; !von H Hardin, Jr., Hq. & Plot., 576th; George A. Wolfstirn, XIII FC. Staff Sergeants: Ray Barbour, Det. 1; Joe L Berry, Co. B, 56 4th; Leo Carrara, Co A, 563rd; Edmund C. Coons, Co. B, 570th; Frank W. Dennis, Jr. Co. C, 570th; Enio J. DiB ernardinis, 1st Rept., 576th; Wil liam E. Gail, 1st SAW Tng. Bn.; Charles M. Calligan, 705th; Miles G. Goodson, Co. C, 564th; John A. Hoyer, Med. Det., 566th; Jack F'. Jones, XIV FC; Ceja J Miller, Go. iB, 555th; Cameron C Nippa, 690th; Herbert G O gden, Det. A 653rd; Aloysius M. Talarek, Det. 7; Anthony T Toskas, 553rd; Louis Yare, 2nd Rept., 577th; Robert M. Hardie, Hq. AWUTC; Joseph F. Lombardi, Hq. AWUTC. T /3s: John W. Drummond, Det. 6; Frederick G Moses, Det. 5. Sergeants: Ralph W. Crowe, Det. 10; Peter E. Gately, 501st; Jay P. Head, Co. C, 563rd; Amos G. Long, Det. 3 ; Grant E. Rasmussen, 1st Rept., 577th; Richard G. Towns, Det. B, 652nd; Max Yauch, 1st SAW Tng. Bn. T / 4s : Cecil L. Edwards, 704th; William L. Gaines, Det. 9; Oliver L Jones, Det. 4; Joseph M. Mitala, 731st. Corporals: Tony V. Allaria, Co. C, 2nd Tng. Bn.; Peter P. Bonito, 1st SAW Tng. Bn.; Joseph G Mazur, Co. D, 563rd; Orlando L Mungo, 680th; Alfred Port, 1st SAW Tng. Bn.; Jerome H. Ratusnik, 1st SAW Tng. Bn.; James Staigelbauer, Co. A, 5th SAW Tng. Bn.; Albert A. Theusch, 1st SAW Tng. Bn.; Warren lA. Zeh, 1st SAW Tng. Bn. T / 5s: Clifford W. Au1t Det. 23, 722nd; Alfred W Crajek, Hq. & Hq., 551st; Gim H. Lee, 724th; Charles F. McArthur, Plot. Co., 503rd; William F Nolan, Det. 20; Carl H Olson, Co. B, 563rd; Hector F. Redshaw, D et. 11; Azad F Sarian, Det. A, 657th; Herman P Savage, Co. B 5th SAW Tng. Bn.; Henry L Whitaker, Co. A, 55 1st. Pvt. Donald I. Miller, Det. 22, 722nd. Convalescents Find Golf Is. Ideal Exercise Golf instruction is being given convalescent soldiers at Camp Gordon, Ga., as part of a rehabilitation prog ram making u se of sports and exercises. Pfc. William F. Lynch a pro golfer in civilian life is doing the teaching. The nine hole course at Camp Gordon is provided with a 36-hole practice putting green and a 20mat practice range, provided by members of the August National Golf club at the suggestion of M ajor Robert T Jones Jr. Use of golf by Camp Gordon station hospital authorities recalls that as a battered casualty in World War I Tommy Armour developed the technique that made him one of the world's foremost linksmen.


!ill II Lt. Col. Evans New 503rd Commander I By SGT. ALFRED FELD Into the veins of the old 503rd Sig nal A W Regiment has been injected a stream of new blood. As a result, the regiment is very much on its toes and rearin' to go. Our new CO is Lt. Col. Norman H. Evans, a veteran on Drew, who will personally see to it that the organization is second to none in morale, efficiency and getting the job done. He will be abl y as sisted by our new executive officer, Capt. William R. Fahnestock, who re cently reutrned from a year and a half of foreign service, and Lt. Albert L. Cassak, calm and able adjutant, who is a veteran of the old 503rd. The regiment is composed of eil:"ht companies and a medical detachment. With the exception of Headquarters and Headquarters company and the medics, there are brand new company commanders and top-kicks. It is the plan of this writer to devote a column to each company. Who knows-maybe even you will break into print--you lucky fellow. Idea of the week-This was contributed by T/5 Vincent Burzi, file clerk at regimental headquarters. Heretofore, the mosquito has been at the receiving end of more profanity than possibly Adolf himself. Strangely enough, no one has ever thought of converting this much maligned insect into a benefactor of mankind. That is, no one except the aforemention e d T / 5 Burzi. Here goes! Don't shoo the brave little thing away (for he has to be brave to bite you). Let him drain your blood. In fact, if you feel he didn"t get enough the first time, give him another chance--he'll make good. Then capture him alive. The next thing to do is to invent a scientific process that will extract the blood from the mosquito This, of course, is the only hitch in the whole plan. But after all, T /5 Burzi can't think of everything. What about you, chum? Once the blood is extracted, it will be given to the Blood B ank. Here is a golden opportunity for each and everyone of us to give our blood to a worthy cause. Only the slackers will poo-poo the idea. We're giving it anyway so why not turn defeat into victory. Gawd, what an idea-there's millions in it. Let's put this scheme over. Each man should be able to account for at least one mosquito. Let our motto be "Bring 'Em Back Alive." How does the idea strike you, dear reader? It leaves me cold. "What's New in 552" The 55 2nd Sig. A W Bn. is now functioning under a new Commanding Officer. Captain Raymond B. Long has replaced Captain Ivan E Bradford as our "CO." The fellows of 552nd extend their welcome to Cap tain Long; a "man" who has had active duty overseas in taking the 692nd Sig. A W Co. to its secret base. Captain Bradford has transferred to the 5th Training Bn. Also new the two pool tables in our Day Room are really being used by the fellows. SISgt. Magnusson (3rd Rept. Co ) is always behind the "eight ball." "T S" S arge! Battalion Special Service is really "cooking with gas" ... Free Station ery is provided for the fellows. Darn near too-has our Bn. letterhead Battalion Chaplain B. C. Trent and his assistants really "pushed on" Sun day afternoon in their trip to one of the outlying Rada r sites. Rain and mud bogged down the advance, but with an all out effort Chaplain Trent, Cpl. Blo se and Pvt's Campb ell and Johnson got their message through to the boys. Chaplain Trent smiled when describing his party and their appearance at the site. Shoeless Joe and his mudde rs! "Jawn" of the week: The overage discharge, who with a n Honora ble Di s charge in his pocket, went to the Orderly Room of his Company for a pass to get off the field. PVT. GEO. A. OSCHMAN Jr. 55 2nd Sig. A W Bn. DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN Oo'PS 1 II'S RAIN- lNG OUT51DE! 7J-115 LITT/...G OU01-1T TO DO 71-1!3 7RIC/:< f! ---AND AF/ER ALL Ttl WORJ< I DID f 71-IIS FLOOR.. 8-rTER STAY CL61t/ll ff ? IN<;'PEC-1/N C:r 0Ft=IC!..RS WILl. 'PLASE-WfP-f{;jf

PAGE TWELVE DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1943 5 Day Clinic Shows Way To Fitness S T R E S S INTRA UNIT TEAMS, COMPETITION The 'Base Physical Training clinic got under way to a flying start with an attendance of 30 officers and en listed men, Monday July 26. On the opening day Lieutenant Lyons started the program by introducing the first speaker, Lieutenant Colley, dire<:tor of physical training of the III Fighter command, dealing with different phases of physical training. The next phase was a talk by Lieutenant Lyons on the proper procedure of securing all construction material and the proper location of athletic areas. Major Del ano, base special service officer, gave a talk on the correct way of returning equipment when an organization departs for port of embarkation. Major Delano also ex plained an organization leavin g the base and not going to port of embarkation, is entitled to take equipment issued on M I R with them to the amount of 25c per man, per quarter. Next on the program was voice and command, given by Lieut. Joseph D'Andrea, 21st Bomb group, physical training offi ce r MacDill field Next was a demonstration on mass by Lieutenant Lyons and Lieutenant D'An5 rea. They worked out with the group giving them the cadence system of exercises where two instructors were used on the platform at the same time. The first day's program came to and end with Lieutenant Jackson, physical training officer, Third air force, speaking on the subject of conditioning games. plained the games, group took part. First he exthen the whole Second Day, July 27 The second day' s program started with Lieutenant D'Andrea of MacDill leading -the group with instructions as to how to improve voice and command. Captain "Oatmeal'' Brown, director of physical training program, Third Bomber command, MacDill field, gave a few demonstrations on guerrilla exercises and on the proper method of informal exercises. Captain Brown also gave a lecture and demonstration on baseball, some Corporal Fognano Teaches Wrestling of the fundamentals were how to hold a .bat, proper stance at the plate, swing the .bat and following through. The method of conducting calisthenics was under the direction of Lieutenant Saltzman of MacDill field. The. final phase of Tuesday's program was a lecture on the value of the physical training program from the medical standpoint, delivered by Nile. Third Day, July 28 Wednesday, July 28, started as the previous classes had with Lieutenant D'Andrea giving individual instruction on voice and command. Capt. Steve O Connell, director of physical training, Third air force, gave a very interesting talk on the aims and objectives of physical training. Physical fitness testing was handled very well by Captain O 'Connell. He explained each test, its purpose and its value. After the explanation the men actually ran through the differ ent' tests under the direction of Lieutenant Lyon s. Fourth Day, July 29 The fourth day of the clinic started at 1:15 with Lieutenant Lyons giving instruction on voice and command. First the whole group participated in the drill, then each one took turns giving individual commands. Lieutenant Stangler gave a talk on the voluntary program. He emphasized that intra-squadron competition Lieutenant Strangler Shows How to "Spike" a Volleyball should be encouraged to crea.te interest among the group. An interesting talk and demonstration of volley ball by Lieutenant Stan gler followed Major Fleming pointed out the importance of being in good physical condition in both the training and combative program. Mr. Moran, from the American Red Cross l ectured on the importance of "Functional Swimming anj Life Saving." An interesting and enlightening report was given on the percentage of non-swimmers in the armed forces Since most of the war is .being fought on below or above water, swimming is a important factor in the armed forces Many safety devices were brought out as to the use of helmet, trousers and barracks bags for life preservers. Finally a report was given as to the progress the soldiers have made in learning to swim iri our physical training program. A demonstration of tumbling was given by Corporal Fognano. The group marched to the obstacle course, where Lieutenant Stangler gave a very good lesson as to the proper procedure of running the course A complete demonstration of each obstacle was given, after which every man took part. Pfc. Christansen expla.ined construction of boxing rings volley ball courts, basketball courts and softball diamonds. Fifth D ay, July 30 The final : day of the clinic started off with Lieutenant Stangler leading the instruction on voice and command. Corporal Fognano gave a lecture on inter-collegiate wrestling. The Captain O'Connell Explains Fitness Tests points explained were the weights, point system, time of bout, referee s position both from standing and on the mat, stalling and illegal holds. After the lecture a demonstration of different holds were demonstrated by the instructor. Some of the highlights were, referee's position standing, take down, referee s position on the mat. It was also shown in what position a man must be to gain the a :dvantage. The men were also shown the different methods of escape when on the defense. .Since boxing is a popular sport on the field ,a lecture on boxing was given .by Lieutenant Dee from the signal corps. The lecture was fol lowed by a demons-tration of foot work, defensive and offensive boxing. The final talk of the clinic was given .by Lieutenant Lyons on an allweather program. The fact was emphasized that physical training should be conducted in all weather since war is being fought in all kinds of weather. The c linic came to a close by the showing of two movies, one on baseball, the other on how to bandage joints and other bruises. The clinic proved very successful, Drew Varsity Ball Team Drops A Tough One To MacDill Last Sunday Last Sunday, Drew field's official Varsity baseball club dropped another tough one to MacDill. Competition between the two teams has always been made of the stuff that m akes for an interesting game. Lieut. L Bemntz, usually a relia;ble hurler for the home base boys, had an off day and was virtually knocked from the mound in a barrage of hits by the opposition There'll be other games, though, and a lo ss every now and then only adds more interest to contests to {:Ome Margaret Reinhold, senior Nationa l AAU diving champion has enlisted as a WAVE and is on duty in N ew York. In the near future, she is expected to be assigned to duties as a swimming instructor. The man who coached her to the championship, Arthur J. Colley, physical ed graduate of Temple university in is a lieutenant and base physlCal training officer of the Third Fighter Command at Drew Field Tampa, Fla. The Camp Roberts (Calif.) baseball nine is sporting such players as Sgt. Lou McCollum of the Philadelphia Athletics, Sgt. Earl Johnson of the Boston Red Sox and Cpl Arthur Mangini of the San Francisco Seals. "Slim" Ransom, formerly football coach at Geneva college Beaver Falls, Pa is a lieutenant (j.g.) with the at Chapel Hill, N. C One of the highest ranking noncoms in the Military Police Detachment at Foster Field (Texas) is Staff Sgt. Jerry Noviello, who captained the University of Scanton (Penn.) football team in 1937. He was a fullback. Capt. Richard F. (Dick) Hyland, one-time All-American football star of Stanford, is at the Marine Corps Air Base, Kearney Mesa, Calif. Hyland played center on the American Rugby team that won the Ilympics of 1924, and appeared in two Rose Bowl classics whil e playing football for Stanford. Teammates were Capt. Ernie Nevers, Capt. Hal McCreery and Lt. Clifford "Biff" Hoffman, all on active duty with the Marine Corps. Among the college athletes who are taking basic flying instruction at Cochran Army Air Field (Macon, Ga.) are Ray Frick, former Penn football center and captain, and John Brown who was captain of the University of Pittsburgh baseball team last year. Sgt. Johnny Shurm, first-baseman for the New York Yankees until his entry into the army in 1941 is statione d at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., where he is poking out a nice .425 batting average Officially, he is assistant to the athletic director of the 33rd Training Group at Jefferson Barracks and a drill imtructor. First Half Championship To Be Played Off by Drew Soft-Ball T e a m s Soon West Shore 2nd Training Bn will meet 563rd Co D. softball team in a play-off of the first half, for the A WUTG championship in its softball leagues. Some 48 teams in the league are now in the second half of the regular schedule set for the Drew field softball league. ''AW Olympic" Track And F i e l d M e e t Scheduled Aug. 14th Second addition to the "AW Olym pic," at the track and meet will be held Aug. 14. It is to be an alid ay affair, with all tthe six training battalions taking part. Under this new set-up, it will now be possible for one battalion to win a clear-cut Dew field championship. Owin g to improvements made in the track, it is expected that much better time will be made in the dash events. Why Many Sport Stars Are Not in Service By PVT. G. V. HEMMING (In this column "Bull Session" in the Camp Roberts (Calif.) D ispatch.") Several have asked us "how come?" many outstanding athletes, both amateur and professional, are not in the service. The inquiries hint some skull duggery. Such, of course, is not the case Sports writers have for years depitched .the athlete s, about whom they have written, as a collective bunch of supermen. The truth of the matter is simpl y that some of the bulging musc l es and rippling biceps cover infirmities that would make their pos sessors definite military liabilities. Recently an entire nation breathl ess ly awaited an Army examining board's verdict on Leo Lippy" Durocher, manager of Brooklyn's be loved "Bums." Pronounce d physically fit by the famed Mayo Clinic, Durocher was rejected by the Army because of a perforated ear drum. Another to be rejected for the same cause is Eric Tipton, Cincinnati Red's outfielder. Yet another to be turned down by Uncle Sam for the same reason was Maxie Rosenbloom Now a perforated ear drum doesn't sound like a particularly serious physical disability. Yet the truth of the matter is that a perforated ear drum l eaves a man utterly vulnerable to a permanent brain injury from shell concussion and gas attacks. Whitney Kurowski, whose home run broke up the fina.I game of last year's world series between the New York Yanks and St. Louis Cardinals, was rejected because of the separation in the bones of his right arm. This doesn't seem to affect his ball playing, but Uncle's men have to be practically perfect. Tami Mauriello one of the best of the current heavyw eights, was ticketed "4-F" on the basis of a childhood injury to one foot A deformity has resulted from a couple of bones which, after being broken, were not properly set. One of the greatest distance men ever develope d in this country, Greg Rice of Notre Dame, is "4-F" bec ause of a hernia. Rice has been competing with literally yards of tape binding him as tight as a drum. So, me little chum, you have the l a ugh on a lot of outstanding athletes of peace-time fame, who aren't g ood enough to make Uncle's team now. .. --, ,.. \ I "Getting into the hammock's a cinch from a circus-tumbling act I" There are two or three easily ac-. cessible points around Tampa where there is excellent salt water fishing. No license for this is required. Gandy bridge on the road to St. Petersburg, about five miles from Drew field, of fer.s div ersified fishing from tarpon to trout. Fishing is done from boats, which can be rented with tackle at either side of the bridge. Warings and D awsons, both listed in the Tampa telephone directory, have various types of boats from flat bottom row boats (seats three) which rent for a dollar a day to large power boats (4 to 6 people) which rent for twelve dollars a half day or twenty dol Ja.rs a full day. These Ja tter prices, however, include tackle, bait and guide. Warings also rent several small motor boats seating three for three dollars for a half day and five dol Jars for a f ull day. Arrangements can be made to be towed from Warings, if one rents a row boat, for fifty cents to the draw bridge of Gandy bridge and a dollar to the far side. Several boats can be towed at once thus cutting the cost. Tackle rents for .fifty to sev enty-five cents a day. Thus, allowing for bait, tackle and row boat with towing, three go along, the price would be a little over a dollar a head. All such arran gements should be made before-hand by telephone, and the type of fishing desired as we ll as the general fishing situation gone over. Tarpon, the great silved game fish running from thirty to two hundred pounds, swim up the muddy waters of T ampa bay and can be taken aU along the length of Gandy bridge. Worthless commercially, Tarpon are caught for the pleasure of catching them. The fight with a seventy-five or hundred-pound Tarpon lasts an hour or so and will provide plenty of thrills as the grea.t fish jumps clear out of the water in his efforts to shake the hook. The fish is generally successful. Tarpon are caught during the summer months. Live pinfish (50c per dozen, or a plug (preferable if you know how to cast) are used as bait. Jack, an edible fish running from five to ten pounds are a smaller cousin of the Tuna tribe and are plentiful at Gandy. The fish will take live pinfish or other bait. Caveo running from seven to forty pounds or so are also taken on pinfish. The Caveo is a strong fish somewhat similar to the Bonito. Snook, a fine eating fish ranging from five to fifty-five pounds, are also caught at Gandy bridge. They put up a good fight, and the best bait is small, live grunts which can be caught on the flats on the east side of the bridge. Mackerel are just going out of season at present but can still be caught. Recently a number of blue fish have been taken in the harbor. Both mackerel and blue fish are game fighters and make excellent eating. Sheepheads, a striped fish running from one to five pounds and favoring the piers of the bridge are plentiful. They make fine eating and a fiddled crab is the best bait. In the deep channel one can make a try for Drums or giant Jew fish running up to four hundred pounds or so. The bait here is a whole five or six pound Jack. A large hook and a strong line are needed. A certain amount of caution is advisable. Tampa fishermen tell of the case of the Chinaman, a few seasons ago, who went fishing for Jew fish and tied the line firmly around his waist. He hooped a whopper and was putted clear out of the boat. His body was later recovered some two or three miles down the bay If you wish to go these big ones, Warings has tackle for this also. Ballast Point Ballast Point can be reached by street car and offer s pier fishing Tackle can be rented and bait obtained at moderate sums. Sea Trout (the Northern Weak Fish), ye llow ta.il, and mackerel are around. Off Rocky Point there is exce llent trout fishing' and in the near future this column hopes to have some announcements in this regard. Fishermen are urged to come in and describe, or send in to the Fishing Editor, Drew Field Echoes, their experiences of fishing, salt water or fresh. in this vicinity.


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