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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. 23 ,._ """:tlo."' .......... ..-. FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1943 ''Droopy's'' Anniversary! Staff Sgt. Harry Lampert's famous mosquito is one year old today. Read the interest ing story of one of the nation's top Army comic strips on page 7. PUBLISHED WEEKLY NEAL D. MOLER IS PROMOTED TO LIEUT. COLONEL Chilean Officers Are Drew Field Guests Neal D. Moler, 40-years-old, 22nd Bombardment Training Wing, has held every gra
u Astute Corp Has It; Bouquets for the Boys In 4th Sig Aw T rng Bn CPL. EUGENE G HORTON Moonlight over Tampa or not, t h e number of bachelors in this company grows smaller every day. S /Sgt. Yoder is the latest to capitulate. Cpl. Mastrogiacomo takes the step on or about Au g ust 20 with a girl from Brooklyn. T / 5 Parsons plans on Sep tember. Recent newlyweds are Sgt. H odge, Cpl. Reddir,ger, Pfc. Szymano wicz, and T /5 Mariconda. Silver bars among the gold-Congratulations from the p ersonnel of the 4th SAW Training Bn. to Lt's Callahan, Pirkle, Ferguson, Clark, Goldsmith, Heckart, Kramer, Thornton and Mill e r who took the step from second to first Lts during the past week. Literary latests: T/5 Salvo's ode to Wilma"-Wondering if Wilma McMullen will frame it. Also among the manuscripts: An unnamed anonymous verse dealing with this headquarters. Weekly bouquet: To kitchen 24 for the fine chow they have been prepar-ing. Barracks fotos. T /Sgt. Durrette in the horizontal-T/ 5 Tubbesing tearing his "hair" in doubt as he studies the photographs of two Red Wing Minnesota girls Why not flip a coili Tube?-S/Sgt. Shultz moving back into our midst.-Sgt. Tubbs sewing buttons on F /Sgt. Rosenbergs shirt. F /Sgt. Kramer is walking on air since a P-40 stork left an eight and one half pound boy at his house Friday. The father is doing as well as can b e expected. The Army is going to the dogs-at least it seems so since a small white pup put in its appearance in the company and was i m m e d i a t e I y adopted as official mascot. Weekly Cereal. First of six bowls. The outcome of the Civil War is still uncertain as northern Sgt. general Hodge drove a spearhead into the defenses of Sgt. general Johnson. However the south recuperated on the right flank with T/5 Colonel Brannon sweeping Sgt. general Ellis back across the hills of Georgia. (How will the Civil War end? Will Lincoln be able to enforce the bonds of the union? Listen in next week for further results.) The Headquarters team blasted the Processing area team from the diamond Friday to the tune of a 15-8 score. It looked !ilce the Processing Areas game until the 5th inning by virtue of a 6-3 lead, when Pfc. Glor slammed a home run with two men on to start a rally that netted 12 runs in two ilmings. Sgt. Dype hurled for the hearquarter team with Cpl. Wilson receiving. Pfc. Renner and T / 5 Duarte pitched for the Processing Area. Thoughtlessness (Continued from Page One) when put together, may reform the loaf. A few weeks ago, you will remember, two notorious German spies were apprehended in the very act of dispatching information secured as suggested above, to their masters. They had been at work in this country, gaining vital information of troop movements, :ships an
Drew Field Units Collect $20,000 In PX Dividends Covers Three Months Ending June Thirtieth Money spent at your PX is money invested i n your own organization. captain Donald S. Evans, Post E x change Officer at Drew Fie ld, announce d this week that $20,000 worth of dividends were to be distributed a mong Drew Fie l d units. These dividend c hecks, which will be mailed to an of or ganizations which have been a part of Drew Fie ld b etween March 31, 1943 and June 30th, 1943 whether those units are still stationed at Drew Field or not. The amount of money which is sent to each organization fund in this way will be based upon the actual number of man-days at Drew recorded by each organization duringthat period. It pays to do your shopping on Drew Fie ld. Your PX' s, which manage to supply almost every necessi ty which you might wish to purchase. have expanded to meet the needs of an ever-enlarging fie id At all times, the prices on every 1tem sold w i Ehin the exchange are far below the usual retail rate ... and still the profit made by the PX comes back to you! Wanted: Notes On Technique at 7 46 L ts. John H Pearson and Thomas Wingfield, attached to the 746th Sia nal AW Company will be gone weeks on site training with the 5th Tng Bn, Company B. The boys will be interested in hearing their stories when they return to get a "line" on what to expect when they go on operational training. Cpl. Eugene Rodi has the boys g-uessing about the nightly trips into Tamua. We don't think he is lucky enough to have a different girl every night, and yet, we can' t understand how he can settle down to just one girl. We would like to know more about his technique, so anyone who has an information on this subject, please "give." Cpl. Richard E Schroeder just returned from a furlough vi. ; iting his fo lks in LaPorte, Indiana. While home Cpl. Schroeder had to associate with a Sergeant constantly, a lthough he says it wasn' t bad at all and he never had to worry about getting up early or obeying "orders." The "Sgt." referred to is Dick's father who is Sergeant on the local police force. For the past several weeks, 2nd Lt. George C. Edwards doesn't know if he's coming or going. As Company Supply Officer in a newly activated Company he has had his hands full getting a compiete line of supplies in the Supply Room. If you have any doubts, ask Lt. Edwards about his headaches. Bes i des the big "sweat" on his regular company work, he appeared before the Officer's Promotional Board the past week! We know he can come through on the Supply job, and are pulling that he passes the Board and sprouts new bars before long. CPL. MAURICE NICHTER 746th Sig. A W Co Hunted Flier CANADIAN and American authorities have dragnets out for Hans Peter Krug, 23, Nazi aviator who has escaped for the second time from a prison camp in Ontario. After his first escape he made his way to San Antonio, Tex., before he was captured. (International) New Emblem For 84th B. Ga Resplendent in its war paint of blue and gold the symbolic blazon of .the 84th Bombardment Group hangs from its new mount in front of Group Headquarters. Shield-like in de......... sign. with a 'blue background, it has in the upper left hand corner a gunsight, in the center a fla shing streak of fiery li ghtning, and in the lower right a dropping aerial bomb. The Latin surmounting the shield is CURSUM PERFICIO ( I accomplish my cours2). Its colors, ultramarine blue and golden orange, are the colors of the Army Air Forces The ensemble of the shield is symbolic of the bombardment functions; the falling bomb pointed at the earth is carried by wings representative of the ability to carry bombs to all parts of the world, the lightning flash denotes the speed by which allotted missions are accomplished. The new wooden model of the shield was painted by > Perry, 303d Bomb squadron. L t Col. Paul A. Zartman, Commanding Officer of the 84th Bombardment Group, who selected the blazon from a number submitted in the contest, stated, "Due to the scarcity of metals, there will be no attempt to secure hat insignias for the members of the group, at this time. We w ill have to content ourselves with knowing that at last we have a Group blazon, typical of the livin:; Bombardment Group we are all members of." HERE 'TIS one more week closer to Victory, 'n' you Drew Field dog-faces now have soldier-sis ters, thanx t.o our recent induction into the Women's Army Corps. Straight and staunch we stood muttering our pledge to Uncle Samuel, feeling darn proud to really be long to this man's (and gal's) Army, serving with the mosquito-fight-ers at Drew. BUT THERE'S A CHANCE our recent switch from "soldier" to soldier may be a bit confining to some of the gals who, thus far, have found it possible to retain many of their so-feminine traits. Well we recall a certain Major who, upon remarking that he never had photographs taken because he wasn't handsome, was q u i t e pleasantly startled when Afc Dorothy Nordeen, with gallant seriousness replied, "But, Major, you have beautiful eyes!" ... Which JH"obably put her down on record as the only Private who had ever made that little speech to a Major! SAD WE WERE last week when we bid goodbye to Auxiliary Beverly Lieberman whose special brand of rM!io technician training warranted a transfer to Colorado Springs, ColorM!o, where she will j oiri the new W.I}.C company of our beloved ex-C. 0., Lt. Small. Said the beauteous Leiberman, when she left, "And here I asked to be closer to New York! Ah well, Beverly, this is a firte time to see beauty-spots of America, anyway. WE ONLY HEARD, but it seems to be a pretty well-founded L R. We're speaking of the certain WAC who won't admit it, but rumor has it that her three-daY pass not far back resulted in tolling bells and wedding cake. Of course, though, she says it's not true .... But oh, how she smiles as she denies it! SEEMS AS IF all of the ugly rumors concerning soldier-girls haven't worn themselves out yet. Every once in awhile, we hear one that sets us for a loop, 'c uz there seem to be gossips among the guys who think the WACs at Drew aren't just as nice as their sisters and sweethearts back home. Come now, kids, you're not ones to be taken in by a lot of nasty rumors, designed to stop re cruiting and to keep you from getting that gun into your hands, are you? ... Besides, have you ever see n us act like anything other than ladies? We thought not. Now, think before you start to tell a good one! S-h-h! Those Guys at The Registrar's Office Have the Inside Dope! By M /SGT. ROBER. T L. RUSSELL You may know nothing about the Registrar's Office at the Station Hospital, but if you've eve r been sick at Drew Fie l d Lt. Arnold W Fieber and his busy staff know practically everything about you. The Registrar's Office is the medical records department of the hospital and its records include everything from minor attacks of pharyngitis to complicate d cases ending in medical discharges or deaths. Foremost in the imposing list of reports going regularly from the Registrar 's Office to higher headquarters are : The Weekly Statistical Report which includes t h e number of sick and wounded, the bed status of t h e hospital, the first occurence, increase and flow of the m o r e important communicabl e disease s and the status of personnel at the station. The Monthly Consolidated Venereal Disease Report for the entire field. The Monthly Report of Sick and Wounde d, which includes report cards on a ll p atients who are discharged from the station hospital during the current month. Each patient who enters the hospital has a medical chart which i s started in the Admitting Office by insertion of his name, rank, serial number, organization, nativity, the address of his nearest relative and othei pertinent information. This is all on the first page and a c arbon copy i s sent immediately to the Registrar for his "current file." The rest of the charts are then comple t e d and a lso go to the Registrar for crossfiling. Line of Duty disposition l etters are another major job for the Registrar's staff. These slips are written for each p atient di scharged from the hospital for the day. The letter is sent through the surgeon of the dispensary which takes care of the medical treatment of the organization to which the man belongs to the organization commander. In each case of serious illness, the patient's nearest relative i s kept informed of his condition. This is a lso a function of the Registrar, and his staff k eeps a complete file on all such patients. When a man is placed on this li s t the Registrar a l so informs the patient's commanding offic e r. A cross-index file i s kept in this office on all disease s, injuries and locations of each p atient. Each disease and each injury has a card which i s cross-indexe d, too, upon completion of the case. This gives such information as, for example, how many pneumonia cases have been hospitalized here. I t i s a l so up to Lt. Fieber and his staff to initiate transfer papers for patients going from Drew to other hospitals. In fact, a ll correspondence concerning p a t i e n t s is answered through this office. The Registrar also initiates requests for line of duty status in injury cases and investigations are started from this office. In addition to other records, the Registrar's Office, keeps a record of deaths of Drew Field personnel. Now that you know the workings, at least in part, of the Registrar's Office, meet the Registrar himself: Lt. Arnold W Fieber, a native of the windy city of Chicago, was born 13 May 1917. H e attended public school in Chicago and went on to Lane Technical High school there. He w ent to work for the First National Bank of Chicago in 1935 and stayed with that institution unt il he was drafte d 4 April 1941. While employed there he attended the evening school of the American Institute of Banking where he received a certificate of completion of a banking course. Lt. Fieber spent his first three months in the army at Camp Grant near Rockford, Ill. H e went to clerical school there, graduating in July 1941. H e was transferred shortly thereafter to the Station Hospital, Advanced Flying School, Stockton, Calif. In December 1941 he was transferred with a cadre to open the new station hospital at Basic Flying School, Merced, C a lif. There he became sergeant major of the hospital. In May 1942 Lt. Fieber went to the Medica l Administrative Corps Of ficer Candidate Schoo l at Carlis le Barracks, Pa. R ece iving his comission 25 August 1942, he was sent to the Station Hospital, AAFTTC, in the Stevens Hote l, back in his home town. However, the slende r, young officer's stay in Chicago was limited and on 28 October 1942 he came to Drew Field to assume his present job. He was promoted to first li eutenant 9 July 1943 302d Vlelcomes New Commanding Officer By T. J. L. The 302nd is happy to welcome Capt. E. J. Chudoba to the squadron as the new Commanding Of ficer. Capt. Chudoba has seen action in the South Pacific and has now returned to the States for a rert. He is a quiet unassuming man a .nd if we can judge by his action of the last week he is g-oing to keep this squadron on the ball. Commmucations regrets the loss of Lt. McGra w from that section as do m any othe r s who knew him. H e was ve r y we ll liked by all. T /Sgt. Slightem r e ceived a long awaited, well earned furlough to visit Madison, Wisconsin. Cpl. D. J. Smith is also visiting Scranton, Penn. The section a l so r e ce ived I1ve new switchboard operators. SNAFO has been working overtime 111 Ordnance of late. They have only one S /Sgt. and no buck Sgts. S/Sgt. E Johnson was lucky enoug h to get a plane ride to his home in L ouis i ana. C pl. Hill also caught a plane to his l10me in Indiana. Please don' t bothet S /Sgt. Wade if you see him wandering around on the line as though he were in a dream because there isn't much you could clo for him. He is getting married soon, doesn't that explain it? Any one seeing 1\'1/Sgt. Webb will please not become intpat.ient at his fish stories. He means well. You see he has just returned from a fifteen day fishing trip to Angola, Indiana, his home town. Our guess is there was a hot time on the train to St. Louis, Mo., last week as three men from our squadron were on it. Cpl. Sheets of Engineering; Cpl. R ope r of Inte lligence; and Cpl. s Wilson of Armament made up the party. I wonder who was pulling whose rank on who? Cpl. D Maust i s visiting Canton, Ohio; C pl. J G Oravee to Cleveland, Ohio; S g t C Mallard to New York and Pfc. R. Morrison way out to Seattle, Washington, a ll of Armament are on fiftee n day furloughs. Everyone i s looking forward with great ideas in mind to the party next Saturday night. It's going to be a good old bee r bust with WACS and HI!. Officers Move Up in 84th Bomb Group Headquarters J Congratulations to Lt. Turner, who m ove d his name plate into the office of the Executive Officer; to Lt. Suckenik, who in turn stepped behind the wheel in the Adjutant's office; and to Lt. Ferrari new Gp Statistical Officer. (-It's an amusing sight to watch this ex-footballer checking Stat Reports from the Squad rons: papers on top of papers, charts, co lored pencils, and a keen sense of humor, are his working tools.) That was indeed some parade Saturday afternoon It was almost sensa t iona! according to some of the line men" for t h e boys from HQs w ere there en masse. Despite the row of ambulances along the ramp, which were reputedly filled with beer and sof.t drinks, not one of the lads dropped out of ranks. What with promotions and babies, boys working in Gp HQs say they never have to buy cigars anymore. The non-smokers are planning a p etition to all officers pending promotions, and little boys and girls, requestion tha t "coke" coupons be issued to non-cigar smokers, in lieu of the stogies. All in hustle and bustle around Gmup Operations, Material, and Intelligence. The new buildings up the line are ready for occupation, and moving day is just around the corncr. "II" hour is unknown, but 'tain't far away, so P vt. Porter, Intelli gence, is busy packing away maps and model planes; Sgt. McNweley, Operations, is gathering up flying reports and charts and stuffing them into envelopes; and S/Sgt. Large, Materia l, is trying to get everything well packed, so that whl he unpacks he will know just where everything is. Ten-to-one that it doesn't work out that way Sarge! There are still those f e llows sweatin g out furloughs in Gp HQs. Still o t h e r s wish they we r e sweating out furloughs, and still more have gone through the period of waiting, and with bags packed, are just waiting for Zero hour. What's New In "552" By Pvt. GEORGE OSCHMAN Here's a plug for the battalion Hq's runners-Conducting messages and report sheets throughout the battalion, these guys deserve a memo. Pfc Orvis Sullivan (2nd Rept.), head runner, gives us the lowjown by saying I t s great to get an assig11ment that takes u s past the PX!" Pvt. Frank Madeja (Hq's CO) and Pvts. Fred Stevens and Ray Vanceiker (2nd Rept.) round out. the staff. Among the recent insurance forms that Pvt. Geo. Anderson (2nd Rept.) has tumed in on his bond and insurance selling tour throughout the battalion was a full $10 000 policy! Nice work George Pvt. Richard Gardner (discharge section of Bn Hq's) was see n sorting mail of the fellows who have gone back to ind u stry-reminds u s of the time when Richie" was "the" mail clerk of 722nd Sig. Aw. Co. Will someone in Bn llq's suggest a remedy for Sgt. Maj. J McNulty's cold? The gang is wondering just where he got that cold. Could have been St. Petersburg's perox ide!" T / 5 Don Troutman (Hq's Co .) promises us some material for our Bn. paper, "Pips and Hit's" H e gave us some dandies a week o r so ago! Sgt. 0. Stowe (shipping and rece i ving) has a distinguished method of "peck and punch" typing! Pvt. Kessler (3rd Rept.) -"errorless" typist! Can that actually be a truth?" Pvt. L Motkoski (post office coke man now -promotion from mimeograph operator) is "goinggoing-anu by today may be gone" back to civilian life. T / 5 "Mike" Fiorentino (shipping and r eceiving clerk in 3rd Rept.), ace "musical" spoon player, is appearing in the Tampa USO and Christian Center entertainments. Great stuff fella-see you a t the C C ton!te! (Friday 13th). T / 5 Guffreida and T/5 Finn!, orderly room boys, have quite a setup in the 2nd R ept. Co. with their '35 Ford. Just where did Guffre!da get a ll the lipstick on his shirt?
DREW FIELD ECHOES Official Publication Drew Field P 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Friday, Aug-ust 13, 1D43 COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP Air Base Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES i s a Post Exchang-e Activity, pub lished each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew F ield. Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1D43 under the super vision of Special Service Officer in accordance with W. D. Memo. No. W210-6-42, dated September 7 1942, Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers. Major Chester K. Delano, Base Special Service Officer Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, Editor The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and .. B" Avenues Building-No. 148-03. Telephone, extension 287. Photos by Base Photo Lab. Printed by The Tribune Press, Inc., Tampa, F1a. VOLUME 2NUMBER 23 ON GETTING LOST The current musical hit "Let's Get Lost" may suggest unlimited possibilities to the romantically inclined but to the pilot it offers little future. It takes more than a "classified want ad" to locate a pilot who has strayed from his course. The wise pilot knows that the best thing to do about getting lost is to keep from getting lo s t in the first place. This safe advice is a little late for the nov ice hunting a familiar landmark or groping his way through a weather front. But late or not, it should be considered by the pilot right now before he leaves the ground. Careful and meticulous planning of each flight is the best preventative for getting lost. If, despite careful planning, you still get lost, the first rule is to "Keep Your Head." Piece together all you know about the weath er, terrain and path of your flight. Make the best plan of action based on this logic and then s tick to it. There are three simple rules with regard to getting lost. They are: l Plan, plan, plan. 2. Keep your head. 3. Plan some more. A film on the general subject of safe guarding military information was shown at Theatre No 1 for the purpose of security ed ucation for civilian employees. On return ing to work after attending the showing of the film, a colored employee of Post Engineer was asked by his Foreman, "Sam, what did you see at the Picture Show?" Sam failed to answer. Again the Foreman inquired, '] said, Sam, what did you see at the Picture Show this afternoon?" The colored man fina lly replied, "Boss, they said 'don't talk' The secret of Dinah Shore's unchallenged title of AEF Blues Singer l\!p. 1 is that Dinah loves the soldiers as much as the soldiers love Dinah. The U S. army has fallen en masse for Dinah like a load of bombs over Germany. It's true that she is the only singer, masculine or feminine, so popular with the Yanks that the Army gives her a weekly solo spot on their shortwave broadcasts to the AEF ... but the feeling is mutual. She is prob ably also the only singer, masculine or fem inine, who ever stopped her car in the desert to sing to a lone sentry because he had missed the show at camp. "Hi ya soldier! My name's Dinah. What's yours?" is her usual greeting. And she reportedly likes the privates bes t of all. But privates or generals, front-line Yanks from northern Ireland to New Caledonia feel about Dinah Shore pretty much the way doughboys of 1917 felt about Elsie Janis. Miss Janis her sell" calls Dinah today's Sweetheart of the AEF. So d o e s the AEF. Her AEF standing is no matter of guesswork. Entertainer s for the army shortwave program, command performance, are select ed stri ctly on the basis of mail requests. In the early months Dinah was summoned to the microphone nine times, many a chorus ahead of other singers. Dinah leads all others on GI Jive, a phonograph record broadcast conducted by Yank, the Army magazine. She has been proclaimed Queen of Manhattan's Seventh regiment and she is the sweetheart of army camps all over the country. c u ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1943 Communications to this column must bear, for publication, the correct name and organization of the writer. Short let:ers are most interesting, and the right is reserved to cut letters when space limitations require. Dear Editor: I thought that something was going to happen to the poor guys here on the : base so that we could get around a little better. The bus system on the field is working out fine, but it seems to me that if a few of the GI vehicles that fly around could just stop and pick some of the men up once in a while, a lot of time, and a lot of shoe leather would be saved. Can't something :be done? Can't someone just ask the drivers to stop and g ive a buddy a lift? It doesn't take much time, and the effort i s so little. There are a few signs around the -base saying "Give a soldier a lift," why can't some of the drivers read them? Very Truly Yours, PVT. R. C. DOLPH. Sirs: H ey, what gives on the beautiful golf course we have here on the base? A couple of fellows were out walking up that way the other day, and it see m s that with little work, and a few strings pulled in the right direction we ought to be able to get the use of it for some of the men so inclhled. Of course it's just a thought, but I hope that someone reads this who might be able to give an answer. V. T Y Dea. r Mr. Editor: Before my number came up, I had a funny idea that fellows in the Service were lonesome, unhappy critters who never had a nickel to their n ame. I be lieved everythh1g I heard about civilians being uninterested in the morale of their Army, and I didn't know tha.t an Army camp might worry about what a man might do with his leisure tune. But, since I've been in the Service, and, especially, since I hit Drew, I've had a whale of a good time ... and it hasn't cost me a fortune, either! Whe n I get thirsty, there's beer at the PX and never a cover charge! If I have a yen to see a movie, there's always a late feature within walking distance and it doesn't dent m y budget when I buy my ticket. If I want to see a stage show, there's always something worth seeing at Rec Hall No. 1. When I'm in a dancing mood, the Service Club is there to supply the girls and the music. A late pass and a din1e takes me into Tampa, and from then on, I just hit out for the USO, or one of those organizations under the Defense Recreation Com mittee. They always offer a variety of good plans for the evening, and I'm still able to send most of that fifty home every month. As long as people in and out of the S ervice are so all.Xious to see that I have a good time ... brother, I'm not kicking I'm just saying "Thanks a lot"! PFC. JOHN W. McGINNIS. Dea r Editor: In a spirit of wistful reproach I enter your Inner Sanctum by letter to ask: Is the present WAC area bus system here on a more or less permanent arrangement? If so, please, will the schedule remain the same for approximately a week so that I may become somewhat more accustomed ere yet another drastic change is made. Dear, Dear Editor, I have heaved deep, heartshattering sighs of sorrow and am fast becoming bitter, cynical and disillu;ioned as regards the WAC area bus schedule! The atmosphere becomes more clouded daily, when, after a hard day slaving over a hot desk, brewing and stewing AR's and service records, etc., I approach the corner near Base Headquarters at a brisk canter and v i ew the bus I so perfectly timed fading into the florid Florida sunset! This situation is guaranteed to make my sister WAC 's and myself very unhr.ppy. Please plead with the Transportation Office to reward the hopeful Pandoras of the 756th WAC Post Headquarters with the inestimable boon of prompt, efficient transportation. T / 5 ERMINTRUDE THROCKMORTON To: Edit-or Drew Field Echoes: This week s "a-d-less" Echo is a "peach" and compliments are in order. Your attention is invited, though, to pages 6 and 7 and caption thereof. We don' t like "bull" with our peaches. Reasons: a. The $2.04. b. We've had too much "bull" already. c. The soldier only pays one-way transportation to Clearwater and to the beach. Does he ever come back? d. He eats one meal from Saturday nig ht to Sunday night and that of a "coke" and hot clogs. He wins the toss and doesn't have to pay. Did he live on lov e in lieu of the other meals or did he always "out-toss" everyone else? Heave n help him if he lost ONE toss to that foursome at meal time! e Gambling is encouraged by antics mentioned in sub-paragraph "d"! ?x!!! f. Did enlisted man attend the dance and buy no drinks? Cheap skate! g Did enlisted man go fishing on said boat and pay nothing? Or did the girls own the boat? And if so what do you do without girls? Strict adherence to logic shall be appreciated by all we "Droops of Drew" when presenting similar tours. It is requested that you keep your pores open and don't get high blood pressure. The rest of "rag" was "swell"! GORP. H. E. SHAFFER. Naturally, Corporal 1\lcLaughlin kept his head in the game. The facts: Bus to Clearwater . . $0.55 Two Cokes . . .10 Saturday Night Lodging . .50 Bus to and From Beach Sunday . .20 "The Spa" .. . . .14 Return By Bus to Drew .55 $2.04 A round-trip bus ticket would have saved him 11 cents. Corporal McLaughlin ate Saturday evening chow on the field. Breakfast Sunday morning was on the landlady. A "boyish smile" did it. Two cokes are the usual service man's quota at a Clearwater dance. As for girls, America's finest entertain Drew Field men at the Clearwater Soldiers' Lounge. Granted luck was with Corporal 1\lcLaughlin, plenty of soldiers will do better at Clearwater this week-end on less. All-Gershwin Program High Spot of Week's Symphony Schedule Monday, Aug. 16 "Semirimide Overture" (Rossini) ; "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" (Liszt); "Invitation to Waltz" (Weber); "La Traviata Prelude" (Verde); "Blue Danube W altz" (Strauss). Tuesday, Aug. 17 "All Gershwin Progra m including An American In Paris"; Sels from "Oh Kay"; "Cuban Overture"; Sels from "Porgy and Bess"; and "Rhap sody In Blue". Wednesday, Aug, 18 All Tschaikowsky Program-"1812 Overture"; "Romeo and Juliet Suite"; "Fifth Symphony" (second movement); "Concerto Numb e r One" (fifth movement). Thursday, Aug. 19 M erry Wives of Windsor Overtme" (Nicolai); "Bolero" (Ravel); "Show boat Scenario for Orchestra" (Kern). Friday, Aug. 20 "Las Gassa L adra Overture" (Ros sini) ; "Capriccio for P i an o and Orchestra" (Stravinsky); "Fantasia on Beethoven's Ruins of Athens" (Liszt); "Seigfreid's Rhine Jomney" (Wagner). The entire program was arranged and records were furnished by Mr. H. E Schaden, of The Tampa Tribune. 35 PROMOTIONS IN Ill F C TOLD Promotions of noncommissioned of ficers of Hq. and Hq. Sq. III Fighter Command, w ere announced on Thursday, Aug. 5. These promotions were retroactive to Aug. 1. Joseph F Driscoll, Sgt. Major of Hq. A-1, led the list with a promotion to technical sergeant. S t a f f sergeant promotions included Georg-e Hatzfeld, jr., Mal cohn D. Holden, Ha-rry "Droopy" Lampert, Arthur H. Riddick, jr., and John G. Wilson. P1omoted to _sergeant were Donice W. Alverson, Hugh E Andes, George N Betts, Joseph M. Corry, Donald H Daugherty, Benjamin W. Durham, William F. Gephart, Florenz G Giel Frank Guercio, John Hrycewicz, liam H Kingsbury, George I. Lazenby, Leonard J Nixon, Jackson s Page, Frank G Shields, James P. Smith and Walter D. Woods. Eleva-ted from Pfc. to corporal were Anthony F. Caprista, Raymond R. Castner, Roy E. Castetter Joseph J. C o m m e r f or d, Stanley Dubow s ki, Franklh1 T. Jones, Carl A Kehr, Howar d W. King, jr., Charles Levy, Alfred R. Shaw, jr., John F. S weeney, and Frank R. Wochinske. YANKWIZ By BOB HAWK 11THANKS TO THE YANKS" Fridays C 8 S 1. You know what it means to refute an argument. What does "confute" mean? 2. What do these three words refer to: cattail, horsetail and swallow tail? (And I don't mean the tail of a cat, the tail of a horse and the tail of a swallo w !) 3. If you were doing a lot of reading, would it rest your eyes if you covered ea .ch one of them alternately a n d read with only one eye at a time? 4. I s the average life of an ahplane engine longer or shorter than the average life of an automobile engine in point of miles? 5. How many times i s the word m eat" used correctly in these three expressions: the meat of a nut the meat of a story, the mea t of an 6 I s there a limit beyond which nothing can ;ret colder? 7. Can the sun shine directly on your head anywhere in the United States? STOP AND GO: GOD'S TRAFFIC LIGHTS It is interesting to note that lights are signals for the stopping and going of vehicles in modern traffic, when you are driving along, if you see a red li ght, you stop; if you see a green li ght, you go ahead. No one e lse stops the car. You do it, and you are guided by the law of the lights. Most of the time, you observe the lights unconsciously because you know they are really a help in driving, but sometimes you are tempted to "go through" a red li ght. It is then that you feel fear of being caught, and you generally refrain from the impulse, especially if you see a police officer nearby. Now, on the highway of your life, God has given you signals to stop, and signals to go ahead. These are His Commandments. Some of the Commandments are "stop" signals. "Don't do that!" they say to you. Others ate "go" signals. "Go ahead!" "Keep moving!" "W'hat are you waiting for?" "Don't park here!" they shout at you. Read o v e r these commandments from time to time, and see how reasona ble they are. If you should ever be tempted to break one, let the fear of God cause you to resist the impulse. Stop when they say stop; go when they say go. They are God's rules on the highway of life. "If you love Me, keep My Com mandments." "FALL IN!" When the command "Fall in!" is heard, everyone drops he is doing, and imediately steps into line. There is no hesitation. You don't "Wait a minute," or "I'm coming." You're there! When a group gets together, and men are enjoying their recreation as real soldiers will, there sometimes comes the sound of uncharitable words, indecent conversation, or worse. This is the moment when God tells you, through your conscience, "Fall in!" and you involuntarily say to yourself, "Break it up, Bud!" Other times when you will hear the command of your conscience saying, "Fall in!" are, for example, the time for your d a ily prayers, and for Sun day Church call. Every child of God has a good soldier's heart, and he obeys punctiliously the commands of his Maker. "Not my will, but Thine be done." RELIGIOUS SERVICES FOR THE COMING WEEK: Catholic Services Sunday: 6:15 a. m Chapels 2 and 4. 8 :00a.m., Chapel 2. 9:00a.m., Chapel 2, Recreation Hall No. 2, and Theater No. 3 11: 3 0 a. m., Chapel 4. 6:30 p m., Chapel 2. Weekdays: 5 :30 p. m., Chape l 4. 6:30 p. m Chapel 2 Protestant Services Sunday: 10:30 a. m., Chapels 1, 2, 3 4 and 5. 7:30 p. m., Chapels 1, 4 and 5. Jewish Services Friday: 8:30 p. m Chapel 3. Saturday: 8:30a. m., Chapel3. Wednesday: 7:15p.m., Chapel 3. Christian Science Services Sunday: 9:15 a m., Chapel 1. B. Recently Luc ille Le Sueur Fairbanks Tone Terry adopted a son. Now what is the movie name of this well known movie star? 9. If you popped a pound of un popped popcorn, would you have a pound of popcorn, more than a pound of popcorn, or less than a pound of popcorn? 10. Which of these islands is the l a -rgest: Newfoundland, New Guinea or Nantucket? (Answers on Page Six) "THAT FUNNY FEELING"
DREWf lt:LU t:CHUJ:.=::i, .. KIU J.' Medals For 405th Bomb Gr. Marksmen This week marked the awarding of 378 qualifying marksmanship medals to members of the 405th Bomb Group. Expert medals were earned by Sgt. Carlos 0. Beasley, 6 24th Bomb Squadron; 1st Lt. Lewis VV. Jones, 624th Bomb Squadron; Sgt. Cecil Magouyrk, 626th Bomb Squadron. In the sharpshooter c lass are the following 10: Maj. Fred G. Hook, Lt. Charles R. Bocks, Lt. James P. Roose, Lt. Paul P Q1.1inen, T-Sgt. John H. Rite, S gt. James R. Ragsdale, Sgt. Tom Asbury, S-Sgt. Henry L Jones, S-Sgt. Warren P. Senteney, Pvt. Oliver Sheppard. The following 365 qualified as marksmanship: Headquartersc Major Earle R. 'I11omas, Major Edward A. Heffner, Captain Edgar J Loftus, Captain Thomas J James, III, Cap tain Hollis S. Palmer, Lt. Harry S. Greathouse, Lt. Harold Ga.nett, Lt. Dallas R. Baker, Lt. Forest B. Stit h Lt. John P. Engedahl, Lt. Thurlow M. Weed, WO Venus L. Duke, M-Sgt. T. P Rankin, M-Sgt. Amos B Mustin, M-Sgt. James S. McNeil, T-Sgt. Russell M. Duff, T-Sgt. Donald J Harty, T-Sgt. Leonard M. Ni ckels, T-Sgt. Wilbur E. Burke, S-Sgt. Harry F. Schott, S-Sgt. Dennis Williams, S-Sgt. Harold L. Johnson S-Sgt. Charles D. Whitford, S-Sgt. Leroy J. Fream, Sgt. Daniel P. Flanigan, Cpl. Malcolm A Mencuccin!, Cpl. CUIJ ningham P. Thomas, Cpl. Armando P. Franquez, Cpl. Joseph L. Jenkins, Cpl. Leonard E Roberson. 624th Bomb Sq.: Capt. Paul R. Wignall, Lt. John W. Abrant, Lt. Edward H. Beavers, Lt. Joseph D Roseborough, L t. Andrew T. Sundberg, Captain William R. Wood, Lt. Henry W. Rice. M-Sgt. Cecil L. Brown, M-Sgt. Wa.lter H. Davis, M-Sgt. Joseph Gelband, M-Sgt. Walter T. Reynolds, M-Sgt. Frank R. Rigby, M-Sgt. Robert L. Smith, M-Sgt. Theodore R Smith, T-Sgt. Mike Elizondo, T-Sgt. Robert E. Faulkenberry, T-Sgt. James A. Friend, T-Sgt. Fenton J Grennan, T-Sgt. James L Moulder, S-Sgt. Robert R. Cor rell, S-Sgt. Edmond J Duncan, S-Sgt. Walter P. Dursh, S-Sgt. Ralph Gardner, S-Sgt. Howard N. Grimm, S-Sgt. Leonard D. Gustafson, S-Sgt. Robert Haas, S-Sgt. Roy lA. Handel, S-Sgt. James Helder, S-Sgt. Cha.rles H. Horrell, S-Sgt. Donald R. Lafferty, S-Sgt. William E. Hanning, S-Sgt. Kid McCoy, S-Sgt. Herschel M. Motley, S-Sgt. Stanley J Opatrny, S-Sgt. Clyde G. Queen, S-Sgt. Herbert E. Raines, S-Sgt. William J. Reidy, S-Sgt. Edward J Sheha:b, S-Sgt. Robert L. Stringham, S-Sgt. James L. Tankers ley, S-Sgt. George E. Weiland, S-Sgt. John E. Beall, S-Sgt. P almer S. Brenden, S-Sgt. John P. Hartnett S-Sgt. Ollie M. Vernon, Sgt. C Angier, Sgt. Vincent B. Corley, Sgt. Melvin T. Culler, Sgt. Kenneth E. Dodge, Sgt. Orie M. Fouts, Sgt. Seymour Glasser, Sgt. Walter E H a.rper, Sgt. John J. Harte, Sgt. Burton Hendrickson, Sgt. William Kaiser, Sgt. Freedman L. Mather, Sgt. Oliver D. Mcintyre, Sgt. Ervin D. Neuendorf, Sgt. William M. Richabaugh, S g t. Herbert Ross, S gt. Bruce Shoun, Sgt. William L. Smith, Sgt. Walter H. Willey, Sgt. Walter J. Arbaezawski, Sgt. Wayne W. Bach, Sgt. Raymond J. Chizek, Sgt. Lyle R. Fuller, Sgt. Edmund C. Mathe, Cpl. James L Best, Cpl. Ca.rver M Carnes, Cpl. Roy Gibson, Cpl. Marvin K. Lausch, Cpl. Robert P Moran, Cpl. Burrel J O'Brien, Cpl. John W Perry, Cpl. Robert L. Brodeur, Cpl. Kenneth J. Dean, Cpl. George Lipman, Cpl. Robert E. Mathews, Cpl. Marvin M. Bright, Cpl. George M. Carter, Cpl. David L Phipps, Pvt. Frank R. Par shall. 625th Bomb Sq.: Capt. Glenn R. Doughty, Capt. James D. Heller, Lt. Robert A. Forte, Lt. Duane D. IntH out, Lt. John E. Ray, Lt. Ernest J. Whittle, jr. Lt. Robert E. Williams, Lt. Lewis T Hardcastle, Lt. Peter J Harings, Lt. Russell P. Whitener, M-Sgt. Robert L Fricks, M-Sgt. George R. Hollis, M-Sgt. Buster A. Hickle, M-Sgt. Guy L Joy, M-Sgt. Melvin L Wilson, M-Sgt. Douglas M. D iggles, T-Sgt. J G. Allred, jr., T-Sgt. Aaron H Newborn, T-Sgt. Albert J Wilson, T-Sgt. Albert J. Yelverton, S. S g t. H arold D. Chase, S-Sgt, Vincent C. Desch, S-Sg t Frank 0 D'Agestine, S-Sgt. Walter C Grasham, S-Sgt. George L. Griffin, S-Sgt. Don Gunn, S-Sg t Ralph W. Hensick, S-Sgt. Ralph E. Holt, S-Sgt. Donald E. Horacek, S-Sg t M erl C Howard, S-Sgt. Jesse Q. Howey, S-Sgt. Victor J. Tanie, S-Sg t. Lynn E Trank, S-Sgt. Gera.ld E Hardman, S-Sgt. Joseph S. Rowers, S g t Emmett B. Gallops, Sgt. James J. Hlll, S g t. Vincent B. Hunt, S g t Boyd H. King S g t Edward L. Klipfel, Sgt. K ent C. Redmond, S g t .. Frank C. Savag e, S g t. William R. Thomas, S g t. Virg il R. Thorne, Sgt. Lloyd C. Belair, S gt. George A. Bruens, Sgt. Charles c McKibben, Sgt. Waldo R. Nickerson, S g t. Wilbert T. Patterson, Cpl. Georg e Cox, Cpl. Stephen Goyla, Cpl. W a lter C. Gossling, Cpl. Francis R. Jones, Cpl. Jesse V. Kight, Cpl. Ferdlna .nd Cefoli a, Cpl. George W Dishaw, Cpl. Walter J. Miller, Cpl. John S. Pavlik, Cpl. Michael H. Taylor, Cpl. Stephen B. Wojtewicz, Cpl. Dale M. D avis, Cpl. Rayburn Hollingsworth, Cpl. David Miller, Pfc. Edward M. Kwiatkowaki, Pfc. Harold R. Robinson, Ffc. Charles F Schwei, Pfc. Walter F Wellenhaup, Sgt. L eslie L. Bear, S g t. Cletis B Shoup. 626th Bomb Sq.: Capt. James G. Roberts, Capt. William B. Wiener, Lt. Raymond T. Donne lly Lt. Joseph P M arr, Lt. Lester C Momer, L t. Andrew J. Hodges, Lt. Clarence E Nelson, Lt. Charles A. Phillips, Lt. Fonest E. Ober, Lt. Walter P Leps ki, Lt. Glenn S. Truesdell, Lt. John W Chambers, Cpl. Robert J. Sgt. Roy Behers, Sgt. Edward G. Brown, Cpl. Lewis E. Brown, Cpl. James R. Cal houn, S-Sgt. Charles E. Carter, Sgt. R alph E. Cheever, S-Sg t Barney C. Cissielski, Sgt. Burton R. Clay, Cpl. Frank M Clegg, S-Sg t G eorge E Clutter, Cpl. Ervin G. Collins, Pvt. Willis H Cook, S-Sgt. Roy Cooley, S-Sg t H a .rold R. Eder, Pfc. Leo J. Elias, Cpl. William H Estes, T Sgt. Frederic Feuer, Pvt. Warren C. Fischer, M-Sgt. Anthony N Frank, M-Sgt. Robert E Garich, M-Sgt. Nazeed J. George, Sgt. Francis E Gilbert, Sgt. Alfred M Glass, S-Sgt. Rayford Harkness, S-Sgt. Alton B. Haworth, S-Sgt. Ray R. Hewitt, S gt. Howard M Higgins, .S-Sgt.Robert W. Hilgartner, S-Sgt. Robert R. Hindman, Sgt. Herman C Hoeck, S-Sg t. Hilbert C Hudson, S-Sgt. Ber.on V Isakoolian, S-Sgt. J Jaiblonski, M-Sgt. Earl T. Jones, S-Sgt. Samuel L Kirschen-. baum, Sgt. Henry S Kowa lewski, S-Sg t Harry E. Lake, M-Sgt. Manuel J Macedo, T-Sgt. Robert W. Manning, T-Sgt. Curtis A. Martin, M-Sgt. Charles H McDaniel, Cpl. Ralph C McDonnell, S g t Jo]m J Mcisaac, Sgt. James P. McNulty, Sgt. Steve Matsko, S-Sgt. Lee E Peck, Sgt. James D Peters, S-Sgt. Jolm J. Phil lips Sgt. Stephen C Poludnikiwics, Cpl. Morris W. Rosier, Sgt. Nathan W Schmetter, Cpl. Henry Schuster, S gt. Norman W. Schwengel, Pvt. Gorden T. Sha'ben, Llvi-Sgt. George R. Sibley, Cpl. Joseph A Thomas T-Sgt. Vanis R. Todd, Pfc. Richard E Tyler, Cpl. Alex J Wasowsk:i, Cpl. Harold E. Werner, S-Sgt. Edwin M. Wolcott. 627th Bomb Sq.: Capt. Carl R. Alfred, Lt. James L. Hull, Lt. Charles F. Klauber, Lt. Henry P. Orr, Lt. Lawrence H. Radtke, Lt. W ells Rockwell, Lt. Denver W. Smith, Lt. Robert A. Reiff, S-Sgt. John L Barnes, T-Sgt. Eugene L. Beck, S-Sgt. Clar ence W. B ellam, M-Sg t Roy E. Burch, S-Sgt. Myron L. Carpenter, S-Sgt. Chester A Christensen, S g t. Ramire J. Costa. Sgt. Warren R. Cubit, Sgt. Charles K. Dellar, Sgt. William Derkacz, Sgt. George H Dinsmore, S-Sgt. :Albert P Disdier, T-Sgt. James A. Dunkelberg, Pfc. Wendell E Ebe rle, Cpl. Demetries Farganie, S g t. Willard S. Farney, Sgt. Erwin P. Finstad, T. S gt. Joseph L Fish, jr., S g t. John Caleckas, Sgt. Edward F Godlewski, S-Sgt. George T Hammond, Sgt. Moses H. Harris, Sgt. Donald E. Hums, M-Sgt. James c. Hutchins, Sgt. Eugene F Jahn T-Sgt. Oswald W. Karhu, Sgt. Roe King, S-Sg t. James L. Klemz, S-Sgt. Clarence J. Kretchner, S g t. Carmine J. Labriela, S-Sg t George G. Lazerick, Sgt. Wesley L. Lemier, S-Sgt. Frank C. No1man, jr., Sgt. Victor J. Mauti, Sgt. Joseph H. McKee. Pvt. Frederick W. Nordstrum, T-Sgt William R. Ody, T-Sg t. Jolm H. O'Hearn, Sgt. Ernest A. Puckett, Sgt. Leonard L Regalis, Sgt. Cloyce C. Robertson, T-Sgt. Andrew M. Rob inson, Pfc. Alfred H. Rodembeck, Sgt. Ernes t A. Rellstin, Sgt. Henry W. Sanders, S-Sgt. Frank. Schaeffer, Sgt. Fred L Sing, S-Sgt. Elmer N. Taylor, Cpl. Robert J. Taylor, Sgt. John H Twiest, M-Sgt. Jame s P. Volpicelli, S-Sgt. John A Vrbsky, Sgt. Thomas W. Watkins, Pfc. Anthony J Nevers, Cpl. Daniel A Hmley, Pfc. Hugh Orr, Cpl. Anthony S. Ceria.ls, Pfc. Ernest 0. McMillan, Cpl. Carl Yale. This does not cover all members qualified, since another long list has been submitted, and medals will be forthcoming before too long. New Jeep-Drawn Trailer Relieves T rciffic Tie-up Transportation for the exclusive use of personnel of the III Fighter Com m and Headquarters, between the Or derly Room and the new Headquarters building, was arranged last week. Using a jeep-drawn trailer, formerly operating on the Base transportation system, the trailer ma.kes six trips daily 'between the 01derly Room, located on 2d Street betwee n B and C to the new Headquarters across from the entrance to the Station Hospital. Two trips are made in the morning and four at noontime. The latter runs include stops at the Officers' Club for the benefit of the III Fighter Command officers messing there. 1st Sig. AW Tng Bn Gives History of Aims, Purposes Belly Laughs Heard At Radio Camp Show By S /Sgt. HARRY STREGER Basic Training and Rifle Marksmanship are the principal functions of the 1st Training Battalion, AWUTC. However in as much as training in itself i s so vast and extensive, a little enlightenment on the mechanics of this organization is exposed. A clear picture of the set-up is obtained if we visualize a recruit being assigned to a company in the 1s t Trail1ing Battalion for rifle marksmanship. A competent and well experienced staff of instructors expose our recruit to a well planned rifle marksmanship course. A miniature range in the company area adapts the individual for range procedure. The day arrives when the student is brought to the range. The qualification results speak for themselves. The range officer remarked that he never saw a more disciplil1 e d group of men firing Some of the factors that contribute to successful rifle qualification are the friendly attitude of the soldie r towards his weapon, and the individual interest of the student. The recruits in the Basic Training companies pursue a four-weeks course, at the end of which a knowledge of the rudiments of soldiering is obtained for practical use. The stream Lined and detailed program is followed under the direct supervision of experienced officers and non-commissioned officers. ":Hello, darling!" Aux. Thelma Gonyaw winner on "Right Answer or Else," radio show, thus greeted her boy friend il1 Michigan. Aux. Thelma Gonyaw of Flint, Mich. highlighted Monday evening's Drew Field mdio show, "Right Answer or Else," by telephoning her sweetheart from the stage of 'Recreation Hall No. 1. 2nd Sige A. W. Tng. Bn. Fits Men For Specialized Duties 405TH CHAPLAIN IS BUSY MAN As tilne goes on, the Group has one casualty after another. This week we lost Capt. Jesse L. Hill, Intelligence Office r of the 627th, to the 339th Bomb Group. Capt. Hill, only recently assigned the group, was extremely well liked by all who knew him. The Captail1 is from Des Moines, Iowa. Casualty number two was Lt. John P. Engedahl, our small, but husky, bone-crusher. Lt. Engedahl goes to a Special Services school, unassigned. A Chicagoan, he has served with the 405th for some time as physical train ing officer, and has done a great deal toward maintaining m o r a 1 e through keepil1g the unit physically fit. Third casualty of the week is Capt. 'William B. Wiener, Squadron Surgeon of the 626th. Capt. Wiener was on the original cadre of the 405th. Because he was well-liked by all the Group, the loss of Capt. Wiener is a jolt. He is being transferred to another unit at Barksdale Field. Capt. Wiener, a native of Canton, Mississippi, is a graduate of Tulane Medical School. The best wishes of the entire Group go with him. On the brighter side for the 405th the greater part of the pilots were on a cross-country that is one for .sure. It is the longest flight for the group to date-over 200 0 miles one way. Under the able leadership of Maj. Fred G. Hook, the flight got .under way on the third and consisted of Maj. Thomas, Captains James, Wignall, Roberts, Alfred, Lts. Whittle, Hull, Ober, Int-Hout and Beavers. On the completion of the cross country, all reported a successful trip and lots of flying. Drew Woman Doctor Takes Man-Size Job To Aid War Effort The only woman doctor on Drew Field, and one of the very few in the Army Medical Corps. Lt. Julie E. Olentine appreciates fully the importance of her work in connection with the war effort. "Knowing the Army' s dire nee d for doctors, I just made up my mind that if so many male doctors were going into the Army, I might as well go too," the pretty, slender, yo uthfullooking doctor commente d by way of explaining her presence at Drew Field. "After a ll, women doctors can serve their country as well as men. I thought that as long as I had equal rank with the male doctors, I had to pitch in and do my bit also." The type of work that the 27-yearold doctor i s doing now differs only slightly fro m t h a t to which she was accustomed in civil life Before entering the Army, she was a gen e r a l practitioner in Chicago. She is assigned to the outpatients clinic of the Drew Field Station Hospital, and there she .diagnoses ailments of out-patients, male and female. Her main duty i s concerned with the medical care of the WACs. As a supplement to the brief history of this Battalion, as set forth in last week's issu e of The Echoes, this column will be devoted to a representation of the magnitude and importance o f its purpose, as well as a description of the spirit and harmony which are combining successfully to accomplish that purpose. As a gauge to the value that the work of this battalion bears toward the war effort, a simpl e, comparative analysis will offer a good picture. We know that in basic training, a man gives nothing to the army; the army g ives everything to the man. H e is taught m any things that will inure to his b enefit upon his return to civilian status; he is coached in courtes y, r es pect for per.sons and property, hyg i ene; he is taught how to protect his healt h and life. During this perio d the man TAKES from the army. H e is not a soldie r as we understand the word, and at best, he is a POTENTIAL asset to the war effort, depending on his impressionability and ambition. Upo n his entrance into this Batt alion, which constitutes the 2nd phase of his army career, he is directly concerned with the prosecution of our military endeavors. Tis teclmical skill, and his "soldiering" ability are sou ght out, discovered, p olished up, and utilized; he puts his knowledge to practical use; he performs work which, in and of itself, affects the war effort. For the first time since his entry into the service, the man GIVES to the army. This is the motive of the 2d Training Battalion-to give to the proper place, at the proper time, the key men will do the essenti a l jobs requiring that highly specialized technical ability .so necessary to our common purpose. Nor is his military training sacrifice d in this pursuit, for there is at a ll times a carefully woven pattern of activities for all men of this unit, which embraces all aspects of the successful moulding of soldiers. With a view toward resolving these motives into successful accomplishments, the men of this organization, and particularly the department heads and company commanders, operate with the smooth synchronization of a fine watch-each man doing his specific job, and doing it well. This battalion takes great pride in the officers who head the school s. This hard-working group includes Capt. Reading of Radar, Capt. Morgan of Information Center Lt. Wes t of Radio, Lt. Duxbury of T & T, Lt. Skipper of Mo to r Transport, and L t. Bittinger of Administration. The capabilities of these officers have been manifeste d by the results achieved by the respective bodies whic h of course, is the greates t tes t of ability in the final analysis. Serving i n another invaluable capacity, are found the commanders of the companies within the battalion. Honors are due these leaders, who have enhanced and preser ve d the morale of the companies' personnel. Running the companies, in all of their phases, and doing a magnificent job, a r e : Lt. Bertie, commanding Co. A, Lt. Hren of Co. B, Lt. Cutler of C o. C, Lt. Baldrige of C o. D, and Lt. Burke commanding Hq & Hq Co To all of these officers a r e directe d the ad milation and res p ect of all person s with whom they come in contact, and this headquarters is proud to number them as members of the unit. "Right Answer or Else," a Monday night radio fixture at recreatio n hall No 1 is an hilarious half-hour of fun with the boys and girls of Drew field. This program is ably supervised by f ormer network director, First Lieut. G eorge W. Kluge, and give credit to his clever staff which consis t s of Cpl. Harry Evans, "Quiz Master", Announcer Grand Hoff, and Ad-Libber Pfc Alfred Panetz. This chain-of-laughs program last Monday night was a contest between four WACs, Auxiliary Gonyaw, of Flint, Mic h .; T / 4 Madelon R. Alexander, of London, England; Aux. M. Smalley, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Afc Estelle Alfaro of Antonito, Col., versus four representatives from the 503rd S. A. W. Co. : Pvt. Walter Williams of Richmond, Va.; T / S g t E. Clevenger, of Wil1cheste r Va.; T/5 R. W. Oldham of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Pvt. Grammes of Bethlehem, Pa. The WACS won by a single point. You should have been there to hear Pvt. R. Grammes of Bethlehem, Pa., answer Quiz Master Evans' question: "V.'hich extends further south, Alaska or Greenland?" Pvt. Grammes answered "Neither one!" Or to hear Aux. M. Smalley, WAC, answer to the question: "Are you frightened speaking over the air for the first time?" "Oh, no, I've been in the anny too long to be frightened by .anything!" T / 4 Madel o n R. Alexander, WAC f r o m London EngJand, divulged the fact that the contents of her first l ove letter along with the name of the se nder had l ong since been forgott e n To the question, "Do you have a boy friend?" Afc Estelle was the third WAC to answer, "No." The explanation: "The army doesn't give us e nough time, and besides, we're too far out in the sticks!" The free telephone calls to any p lace in the country is made possible throug h t h e generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C W arren of Tampa. Come next Monday night and bring your WAC girl friend or if there are not enough of them, ask one e f the gals from the Main PX, but don't miss the belly laughs which will begin promptly at 8 p. m. The radio show WDAE begins at 8:30 p.m. The D ixie Darlings, a well-known all-girl acrobatic act, will follow the brocla .casted portion of the evening's program. "You Never Had It Better"-You Rascal You Sig. Hq. & Hq. Co. 9th F. C. By S /Sgt. Mike Dodd In a n impressive ceremony held on t h e runways last Saturday afternoon, Maj. Gen. Ingles presented several A WUTC m e n with the Good Conduct Ribbon. among whom was 1st Sgt. Dick Brennan. Congratulations, sergeant. The r e was action and excitement galore o n the trusty sail boat, T ally Ho, l a.st Sunday at St. Petersburg on t h e Gulf of Mexico. Each Sunday, a g r oup of 9th Fighters, usually composed of 1st S g t Brenna n M /Sgt. A dolf Frank, T / S g t. John Mann, S /Sgt. Mike Dodd, Sgt. Valentino Innocenti, Cpl. Joe S o fra.nko Cpl. Herb ert Ross, Ffc. F enton H arbour, Pfc. Fre d Snook, and others, r ent the g raceful T a lly Ho and embark on the sal ty blue Gulf for a pleasant cruise in the bay. Several St. Pete beach cuties were lured into last Sunday's sailing trip, and everything was going along fine until Cpl. Bill McCann, posin g in his trunks on the rail, lost his b alance and toppled over boa.rd.
A ... t.: .. 1 .. t IN TAMPA SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION Au gust 13-August 19, 1 9 4 3 Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation Offke, 312 M adison st.; Tourist Information Center, 429 W. Lafayette st.; USO Clubs, and USO Traveler' s aid, 502 Florida ave.; Air Base Bus Station and Union Bus Station. Shaving, shower and shoe shine equipment a t USO, 607 Twig gs st.; USO 506 Madison st.; USO 214 N. Blvd. and Christian Service Center, T ampa and T yler streets. Kitchen, laundry, ironing, and sewing facilities for all Service Men and Women, and familie s at 607 Twiggs st., USO. P rivate kitchenette and dining room fo r any Service Men or Women and their familie s who would like a home cook e d m eal-a t Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyle r sts. Phone M 53-694--Ma k e reservations by noon. Fifty-bed free dormitory for S ervic e Men at Masonic Service Center, 502 E. Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 p. m. and 9:30 p. m. 7:00 p. m. each ev ening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross at uso, 607 Twiggs st. Also shopping guide service and package wrapping at all USO Clubs and Christian Service center. USO ACTIVITffiS Friday, Aug. 13-10:30 a m.-Expectant mothers' cla ss, 607 Twiggs st. 7 :30 p. m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs st. 8:00 p. m.-Music and sing-copation, 607 Twiggs st. 8:00 p m.-Dance on the patio--orchestra 506 Madison st. 8:30 p. m.-Weekly musicale, 214 N. Boulevard. 8 : 30 p. m.-Voice recording s, 214 N. Boulevard. 8:30 p. m.-Bingo-,-Prize every game, 214 N. Boulevard. Saturday, Aug. 148 :30 p. m.-Games a t 506 Madison st. 8 : 30 p. m .-Dance with orchestra 214 N Boulevard. Sunday, Aug. 159:30 a m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs st. 1:00 p. m .-Swimming party and picnic-Bring your suit and meet at 506 Madison st. 3:00 p. m.-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs st. 4:30 p. m.-Music study and social hour, 607 Twiggs st. 6:30 p. m.-Vespers services-Fellowship hour, 214 N. Boulevard. 6:30 p, m.-Vespers, 607 Twiggs st. 7:00 p.m.-Round table discussion conducted by A. A. U. W., 607 Twiggs st 8:30 p. m .-Feature movie, 214 N. Boulevard. 8 : 30 p m.-Dance on patio-Orchestra-506 Madison st. Monday, Aug. 167 :00 p, and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs st. 7:00 p m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs st. 7:30 p m .-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs st. 8:00 p m.-Ping pong tournament, 214 N Boulevard. 8 : 30 p. m.-Organized card games, 214 N. Boulevard. 8:30 p. m .-Voice recording on phonograph discs, 214 N. Boulevard. 8:30 p. m .-Bingo party, 506 Madison st. Tuesday, Aug. 178:00 p. m.-Sewing class, 607 Twiggs st. 8:00 p m .-Music appreciation, 214 N. Boulevard. 8:30 p. m.-Cormnunity sing, 506 Madison st. 8:30 p, m.-Sketching instluction, 214 N. Boulevard. 8:30 p. m.-Dance at Municipal auditorium. 9:00 p. m.-Chess club, 214 N Boulevard. Wednesday, Aug. 187 :30 p. m .-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs st. 8:00 p. m.-Dance instruction with instructors from Arthur Murray, 607 Twiggs st. 8:30 p. m .-Volleyball and games, 506 Madison st. 8 : 30 p m.-Feature movie, 214 N. Boulevard. 8 :30 p m .-Camera club, 214 N. Boulevard. 9 : 00 p. m .-Dancing at 607 Twiggs st. Thursday, Aug. 198 :00 p. m .-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs st. 8:00 p. m.-Parish night at 506 Madison st. 8:30 p. m .-Dance on patio, 214 N. Boulevard. Activities Cleared Through the Defense Recreation Office Friday, Aug .. 13-8:00 p m.-Party at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. 8:00 p. m .-Dance at Drew Service Club. 8:00 p. m.-Bingo party and refreshments at Navy Mothers' Club, 305% Water st. o Saturday, Aug, 14-7:00-11 :00 p. m.-Dance at Elks Club, Florida ave. and Madison st. 8 :00 p. m.-Dance at Navy Mothers' Club, 305% Water st. Sunday, Aug. 15-2:00 p. m .-Inter-Social Club games at Cuscaden park, 15th st. and Columbus dr. free to Service Men. 3 : 00 p. m .-Ping pong tournament at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. 5:00 p m.-Social get-together at Navy Mothers' Club, 305% Water st. 5:30 p. m .-songfest and refreshments at First Methodist church, Florida and Tyler sts. 6:00 p m.-Victory Vespers at Christian Service Center and broadcast over WTSP. 6:30 p. m.-Young people s forum at First Presbyterian Service Center, Polk and Marion sts. 8:00 p. m.-Fellowship hour and refreshments at Hyde Park Methodist church, Platt and Cedar sts., and also at Riverside Baptist church, Tampa and Keys sts. 8:00 p, m.-Y. M H. A. community center dance, Ross and Nebraska aves. 8:15 p. m .-Singaree and fellowship hour at First Presbyterian Service Center, Polk and Marion sts. 9 : 00 p.m.-Fellowship hour at St. Paul's Lutheran church, 5103 Central ave. 9 :00 p. m.-Informal hour at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. Monday, Aug 16--7:30 p. m .-symphonic orchestra practice for all Service Men interestedat Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. 8:00 p. m .-Open house at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. Tuesday, Aug. 17-7:00 p m .-Tampa chess club at the DeSoto hotel. All Service Men welcome. Zack and Marion. 8:00 p m .-Party at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. Wednesday, Aug. 18-7:30 P m.-Glee club practice for all Service Men interested at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. 8:00 p m .....,-Open house at Y. M. H. A. Community Center; Ross and ,Nebraska aves., with Pool, Bowling and Ping Pong Tournaments. 8:00 p m.-Family night at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. Thursday, Aug. 198:00 p. m .-Party at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler sts. 8:00 p. m.-Recreation social hour at First Baptist church, Lafayette st., and Plant ave. PEP-UP SHOW IS HEP DREW FIELD REVEILLE: Yes, that's the daily morning pep show that reaches you every morning except Sunday, direct from WFLA. The time? ... From 7:05 to 7:30, and what a twentyfive minute program it is! Starting with some of the latest pop tunes, as recorded by the Nation's leading swingsters, it follows up with some of the most lilting lyrics ever to issue from the charming feminine songstress that each band features as an added attraction. After a few moments of music, comes "News from Drew," giving you all of the latest happenings at the K-and-First Street Rec Hall, as well a s what cooks at the Service Club each day-and night. Keeping on the proverbial ball, that is followed by the request numbers which pour in. These are played on the mighty Hammond. Immediately following and keeping well in the groove of a well-rounded program, a few short moments are spent with the Army Chaplain. New Drew Review Calls for Songs, Sketches, Actors Under the direction of Lt. George J. May, Jr., and Sgt. 0. Z. Whitehead casting is well underway for Drew Field's latest theatrical enterprise, a musical review featuring top-flight talent drawn from e n 1 i s ted men, WACS, and, in a few instances, out side girls. Those who h a ve seen the book say the forthcoming show yet without a name, and not quite ready for rehearsal, offers a sure fire story, excellent songs, and clever comedy bits that can't miss for l a ughs. "Everybody W elcome, is the casting call by-word, with still time to a .pply for a pla ce in the show. Every effort is being made to draw out talent "hidden in the woods" here at Drew. There is also a need for more sketches and songs. Contact Lt. George J May, Jr. or S g t 0 Z. Whitehead in the Base Special Service Office, 8th Street and "B" Avenue, during the day. At night, contact Sgt. Whitehea d at Recreation Building Number 1 on 1st Street b etween K and L Avenues All 301st Lacks Is Carmen Miranda By S /Sgt. Arthur Camper "Sweating out the chow line is a cinch compared to tha t delivery room wait," claims Pvt. William C' Mason, Tacoma, W ash. While home on furloug h recently his wife surprised: him with a good-looking daughter and Mason is .beaming Another proud papa is S /Sgt. Cecil Sutley, Florida, whose wife gave birth to a fine son. Sutley brags that the boy is a chip off the old blo c k Sgt. Robert Mathis, Wichita, K a n has nothing pleasant to say about the laundry situation-"It's enough to drive even the chaplain ov e r the hill," wail e d Mathis last week as he spent his day off washing clothes. In for a pleasant surprise is the girl friend of Pvt. John J. K a vacky, Cleveland, Ohio. Kavacky, with painstaking care, has carved her a handsome, heart-shaped locket. Answers to BOB HAWK'S YANKWIZ 1. To refuse conclusively; to overwhelm by argument; to overcome; to silence. 2 A cattail and horsetail a.re both plants. A swallowtail is a butterfly. (Horsetail is also a Turkish Standard denoting a pasha's rank. A man's dress coa.t is also called a swallowtail. Cattail: a tall marsh plant with long flat leaves used for seating chairs, making mats, etc.) 3. No. When one eye moves the other one moves even though it may be covered. Reading with one eye at a time would not rest your ey e s but strain them. 4 Longer. An a.verage airplane engine is good for over a million flig ht miles. The average life of an automomobile engine ranges from 60 to 75 thousand miles. 5. All three. The edible part within a husk, rind or shell is meat, a c cording to Webster. 6 Yes. Nothing can be colder than absolute zero, whic h is minus 273 or minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit. 7. No The U. S is too far north to get the nirec t rays. of the sun. 8 Joan Crawford. 9 Less than a pound. 10. New Guinea: 93,000 square miles; Newfoundland: 42,734 square miles ; Nantucket: 60 square miles. Visit Your PX! BRANCH LOCATION *Main Bev. and Clothing ......... 2nd & Ave. F Main Mdse. and Spec, Order Deyt 2nd & Ave. F No. 1 ........... 8th & Ave A No. 2 .... .... Area F on Ave. J No. 3 ........... 8th & Ave. H No. 4 ............ E-lst & Ave. L No. 5 .... ....... Camp DeSoto No. 6 ................ Plant Field No 8 ......... ... 4th & Ave. L No. 9 .......... Hosp, Area-B-10 *No. 10 ........ .... 1st & Ave. J *No. 11 ..... ...... 2nd & Ave. M No. 12 ........ ...... Flight Line No. 15 .............. WAC Area 3rd F. C ...... ..... 3 F. C. Hq. Filling Sta ..... Ave. J at E. Fence '''-Branches with Soda Fountains or Beer Gardens Eight-Inch fup Captures H earls Of 22d Bomb Wing By S/SGT. W. H. SHORT Wing Detachment mascot, Sooky, is receiving a lot of attention these days .. This little 8" canine welcomes each member of the Wing impartially, e.nd boy-are we surprised to see the number of tough Gis that can talk "baby talk. Soak has already developed her second bad habit; after the boys leave the barracks in the morning, she proceeds to untie shoe laces and dis arrange the neatly lined. and shined shoes under the bunks. Woe betide the GI who tries to hide socks in the toe s of his shoes, for her keen little nose soon discovers them, and the socks are hauled into the open. There are a few who are safe, for Soak took one sniff and then backed away, shaking her head. Promotions: Sgt. Lloyd O'Mara to S / Sgt., and Plivates John Solok and Clinton Hay to Pfc. Furloughing: S/Sgt. Charlie Crews, in Winston-Salem, N. C.; Pfc. Francis Smith, in Birmingham, Ala. ; Sgt. Eugene Marchesi, in Denver, Colo Another letter was receive d at this Headquarters from Washington, this time for our Communications Officer, Lt. James H Martin. Those two silver bars sure look gree.t on his collar. Congratulations from all the boys, Captain. Cpl. Roy V. Despres leaves our A-2 s ection to go back to his former work in Washington, D. C. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 1 & 4 FRI. 13 & SAT. 14-"THE CONSTANT NYMPH," Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine; RKO Pathe News No 100 SUN. 15-"THE BLACK SWAN," Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara; Screen Snapshots No. 10, George S anders; "The Fly In The Ointment," Cartoon. MON. 16-"MEXICAN SPITFIRE' S BLESSED EVENT," Lupe Velez, Leon Errol; "FOLLIES GIRL," Wendy Barrie, Gordon Oliver. TUE. 17 & WED. 18-"DIXIE, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour; "This Is America No 10, Broadway Dimout, RKO Pathe News No 101. THURS. 19-"SPOTLIGHT SCANDALS," Billy Gilbert, Frank Fay, Bonnie B a k e r H enry King & Orchestra; "Journe y To Yesterday," MGM Miniature; "Racing Royalty," Sportscope; "Super Mous e Rides Again," Terrytoon. FRI. 20 & SAT. 21-"BEHIND THE RISING SUN," M argo, Robert Ryan, J. C arrol Naish; "Community Sing No. 1, "On A Wing and A Prayer," RKO Pathe News No. 102. SUN. 22-"PITTSBURGH," Marlene Dietrich, R andolph Scott; "Dog Sense," Sports Review "Camoufla ge," Terrytoon. MON. 23-"SILVER SPURS," Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette; "THAT NAZTY NUISANCE," Bobby W atson, Joe Devlin. TUE. 24 & WED. 25-"HEAVEN CAN WAIT, Don Ameche Gene Tierney Charles Coburn; RKO Pathe Ne w s No 103. THU. 26-"SUBMARINE BASE, Jolm Lite!, Fifi D'Orsay; "Three Little Twirps," Three Stooges; "Western Cowgirl," Person-Oddities; "The Truck That Flew," Madcap Models. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 & 3 SAT. 14-"THE BLACK SWAN, Tyrone Power, Maureen O H a r a George Sanders; Screen Snapshots No. 10; "The Fly In the Ointment,'' Phanta sie Cartoon. SUN. 15 & MON 16-"DIXIE, Bing Crosby, Dorothy L amour; "This Is America No 10," Broadway Dimout, RKO Pathe News No. 101. TUE. 17-"MEXICAN SPITFIRE'S BLESSED EVENT,'' Lupe Velez Leon Errol; "FOLLIES GIRL," Wendy Barrie, Gordon Oliver. WED. 18 & THU. 19-"BEHIND THE RISING SUN," Marg o Robert Ryan, J Carrol Naish; Cormnunity Sing No. 1; "On A Wing and A Prayer"; RKO Pathe News No 102. FRI. 20-"SPOTLIGHT SCANDALS,' Billie Gilbert, Frank Fay, Bonnie Baker; "Journey To Yesterda y," MGM Miniature; "Racing Royalty,'' Sportscope ; "Super Mouse Rides A gain,'' Terrytoon. SAT. 21-"PITTSBURGH,'' Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne; "Dog Sense, Sports Revie w; "Camouflage,'' Terrytoon. SUN. 22 & MON. 23-"HEAVEN CAN WAIT, Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn; RKO P athe News No. 103 TUE. 24-"SILVER SPURS,' Roy Roge rs Smiley Burnette; "THAT NATZY NUISANCE,'' Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin. WED. 25 & THU. 26-"THIS IS THE ARMY,' All Star Cast; RKO Pathe News No. 104. FRI. 27-"SUBMARINE BASE," John Lite!, Fifi D'Orsay ; "Three Little Twirps," Three Stoog es ; ''Western Cow girl," P erson-Oddities; "The T ruck Tha t Flew, Madca p Models. RECREATION BUILDING NO. 1 Friday, August 13, 8 : 15 p m., Lucy Sinclair Presents Saturday, Au g u s t 14, 8 :15 p m., U s 0 Camp Show Sunda y Augus t 15 8 :15 P m., A. W M e lody Hour Monday, August 16 8:30 p m., Right Answer or Else; 9 p. m Gues t star Tuesda y, Au g u s t 17, 8 :15 p. m Marion Lohrig Presents Wednesday, Au g u s t 18, 8 :00 p. m Dress Rehearsal Thursday, Augus t 19, 8 :30 p m., Music, Mirth, and Madness ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB Friday, Augus t 13, 8:15 p m., Dance Saturda y August 14 8:15 p m Band Concert Sunday, Augus t 15, 8:15 p m., Mu<;ical Revue Monday, A1,1gus t 16, 8:15 p. m D a n c e Tuesday, Augu s t 17, 8 :15p. m., Concert of Recorded Music Wednesday Au gust 18, 8 :15 p m., Danc e (Girls from St. Petersburg) Thursday, August 19, 8 :15 p m., Ope n
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST I;s, 91lOOPY, 304th Is Pleased With New Cement Block Barracks By S /Sgt. E. N. Worlock The 309th Bomb Sq moved into its new quarters on Sunday, August 8th. The cement block !buildings are very much of a:n improvement over the ones that we have been usin g. The line i s now on the west s id e of the fi eld and i s being rapidl y expanded. S/Sgt Machuszek Jef.t very hurriedly on a furlough and it is understood that he is headed in the direction of N ew Jersey, a!Il.d we have reason to b e li eve that a girl in Paterson i s the reason. We are wondering if he will still b e a bachelor when he returns. F / 0 Wood ward is expected to give up his life of "Sing l e Blessedness" and to take on the r esponsi"oi!it i es of ma.rriage. The inspectio n a:nd parade that the 84th held on S aturday was really a grand sight. The delegation of C h ilean officers headed by Captain Lavin and o c cupying the reviewing stand as guests of Lt. Col. Zartman were a n inspiring s i g h t. The Group may well be proud of .the men who received the "Good Condu c t M edal," and we are l ooking forward to the time whe.n they w ill be given out again. B efo r e he dismissed the 3 04 t h Olll" Commanding Officer, L t. S tout, -complimented them on the fine showing that t hey m a d e and thanked them for their coopera tion. From the C ommunications Section comes word that they are engaged in seeking the solution to a difficult problem. The "Problem" i s to find enough men to operate the g re a t number of machines that are needed. At times ther e do not seem to be enough men available to fill the needs of the dep artment. S/Sgt. Ing r affia is the envy of all the men in Com munications at present because he i s really enjoying a 15-day furloug h in N ew York City. Have a goo d time, S gt. We would if we were there. Promotion to Captain P l e a s a n t Fate of 405th SQ. Com'dr. Major Fred G. Hook, commandi11g the 405th Bomb Group announces the r recent promotion of James G. Reberts, ) com m anding the 626th Bomb Squad ron to the rank of Captain. Captain Roberts has ably commanded the 626th Bomb Squadro n since it was activated. Starting his military career in 1940 by enlisting in the infantry he proved his ability and leade r ship in that branch and was commissioned in it. Later he took observer training in an aerial observ a tion school. On completing this traini n g h e was assi gned to an obs e rvation sq uadron in his new capacity as a b se rver. However, this assignment was short lived. The captain couldn't take it. Riding was fine, but, the capacity of a mere passenger was not his idea of the proper role a son of a n original American should play. Con sequently he t&ok his pilot training, graduating in August, 1942. He was assi g ned to the 84th Bomb Group with which he served until he was ass igned to his present duty. Captain Roberts not only knows planes, and as he puts it "understands something about airplane driving," but h e is a lso we ll verse d in ground tactics, due to his training in the infantry. H e seldom misses a n opportunity to fly and never m isse s a chance to check out in a new plane. One o f the hig h li ghts to him of the course the group took at AAFSAT was the opportunity it gav e him to "drive one of those double-breasted airplanes.'' Watching His Boys Gen. Douglas MacArthur smokes his pi:ne while watching his Americ a n forces in firing practice. Corporal Back From Hawaii Says J aps Aren't So Tough "They bea.t u s up pretty badly at Pearl Harbor, but we've got the Japs on the run now. The end i sn't too far off!" That's the ob se rvation of Cpl. Clift o n s Crawford of the 501st Signal A. w." Regi m ent, who went to H o n o lul u in the fall of 1942. Cpl. Crawford saw both Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field. They were under construction, but still bore scarred traces of the d amage the Japs inflicted. "At Hickam," Crawford explained, "there is still one h angar in complete ruins, ex cept for a few stor.age places At Pearl Harbor several buildings, which were half blown out, have b ee n partially restored, and new partitions have been erected.'' Asked how the trips goi n g over and back affected his stomach, Crawford shuddered. "Our first three days out of S a n Francisco were stormy, and the 4000 soldiers on our boat were a pretty miserable lo t,'' he related. "But we got there Crawford was statione d in Santa Barbara the night a Japanese submarine arose from t h e waters of the Pacific and shelled the C alifornia coast at Carpenteria, 10 miles south. His outfit immediately moved down to the spot the next d ay. "It was the worst example of shooting I've ever seen," the 24-year-old Cor poral tells. "The Japs had thrown plenty of lead at our oil fields at that spot, but did nothing except dig out a few craters in our soil. We had been stationed at the very spot two days before-and how we all wished we had been on hand that night!" During the Christmas and N ew Year's holidays of 1941 the 143rd was stationed in Los Angeles, directly in back of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. "M-G-M put o n the finest Christmas party for u s I've ever seen ," Corporal Crawford relates. We wer e the personal guests of some of the studio's biggest stars, including Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Dennis D ay, Vi rginia O'Brie n, and the complete cast of the picture 'Ship Ahoy.' "On New Year's Eve they h a d another big party, and s t a r s on hand included Lana Turner, John G arfield, J ohn Carroll, Rob ert Stack, Abbott and Costello and a flock of dancers and entertainers. I've never see n so much f oo d or b eer. Beli eve me, they certainly treated the soldiers swe ll." "One thing about Hawaii," Craw ford said. "You can tell 'em for me that American girls are a lot nicer than the Hawaiians." C orporal Crawfordi was married in Seattle, his home, only three months ago He hopes to bring his bride to Tampa soon. And from a picture of Mrs. Crawford displayed to this reporter, we can certainly see whY. ,. 1lt!;; TIHN6 FOR WiiiCI+ l SA\JE M'i 6RE AfESl I S nu:; SMASU\N& or: ll\E' AAt> A 'IIC.fOR"' FOR "Droopy," Created at Drew Field, Wins Fame In Year This is the story of a comic strip mosquito Droopy, who celebrated his first anniversary on Augu s t 16, having been a regular weekly feature in the Drew Field Echoes, camp newspaper of the large Tampa air base, since that date a year ago. Comic strips drawn by so ld ier a r ti;;ts, some o f w h om were professional cartoonists before entering the Ar my, appear in maiy of the numerous camp newspape r s throughout the country. Very few of these can sur pass or equal the powe r of composi tion and reflection of soldierly life as portrayed in D roopy, the com ic strip created by Staff Sgt. H arry Lampert, of Brooklyn, N ew York. P a r a ll eling our own armed forces," the se rgeant said, "we have another army on Drew Field-namely, the mosq uito army. This com ic strip fu the story of our little neighbor, Droopy, the Drew Fie ld mosquito." In speaking of D roopy's -birth, h e added, "One nig ht, last summer, I was l ying on m y bunk and i t was so hot I couldn't fall asleep. D rew Field was then over-nm with mosquitoes, and over my bed I had a mosquito bar. I stared vacantly at it. It had a little hole in it. A litt le m osquito zoomed around the hole in the bar. An idea struck me suddenly that if the little insect were a sold i e r he would most li ke l y have read a notice on the bulletin board declaring that the mosquito bar was off limits. I mulled over the Drew Fie ld m osquito, and as one of t h e m zoomed through the hole and hit me, the name D roopy hit me, too. And so Droopy, the D rew Field mosquito, was born as a character for a comic strip." Where does S g t L a mpert ge t his Ideas for the weekly strip s? From litt le incidents stemming out of daily Army routine, he says. For exampl e, he was walking around the field o n Gas Mask D ay. Tha t is the day a ll military personnel on the field are required at ali hours to carry their gas masks with them whereve r they go. Chemical warfare personn el, in order to insure strict adherence to this field rule, cruise around tl1 e fie l d and spray tear gas in areas where they notice men :breaking the rules by being without their gas m asks. On one occasion L ampert saw the tear gas sprayed on so m e of those men, and it gave him an idea t o put across a lesson by involving Droopy in a s imilar quandary. The sergeant's first strip i11 the Drew Field E choes showed poor littl e Droopy in the h ands of the M P.'s ( m osquito po lice), having be e n in t h e M osquito Bar whic h was off limits. Since then, Droo py's life has been that of a typical so ldier. His antics amuse Drew Field soldiers because they recognize their own frustrations and aspirations, petty and otherwise, in the different things that Sgt. Lampert gets Droopy to do. From week to wee k, in the Drew Field Echoes, his readers follow Droopy, whose only clothing is a G I cap and a G. I. b elt, as he learns Commando tactics; as he salutes officers while walking down Franklin Street until, in the strip's final panel. he i s s hown with h is arm in a sli n g becau se of over-indulgence in military courtesy; as he shoots on the rifle range, lying prone on his back after a kick-:back of his rifle; as he suffers the burdensome task of moving to new barracks, with his barracks bags slung over his shoulder and perspiration drippillg down his face. In one strip he is see n dreaming of a white Christmas; in another he is going through the gas c hamber to learn at first-hand the odors of diffrent poison gases bY whiffing them; in still others h e is buying war bonds with his monthly pay, or snorirt g through the reading of Articles of War by an officer, or getting innocu lated against typhoid fever and tetanus, or on furlough in N e w York City. One strip shows him taking physical training. H e finally f a ll s out from exhaustion, and. somebody looms over him, .to ask, "Hey, Droopy, what happened to you?" And Droopy replies, g roaning, Been out body-buildin' that's all!" Droopy while walking guard, sees a stealthy shadow creeping towards him. Alarmed, he mistakes it fo r a s p y and whacks the substance of the shadow over the head with the butt of his gun when he comes within strikin g dista:nce. How was he to know that "the officer of the d ay would come around at night?" Or Droopy, dreaming of bright, cheerful things, saw himself dancing with his girl D a i sy a t a U. S 0 club dance. H e was awakened rudely by the K. P. pusher, who said H ey, yo u! Quit ye r dreamin', Droopy, you just missed reveille!" Droopy's dream was over; the next panel disclosed him washing pots and pans and he couldn' t go ldbri ck on K P Which of his strips do the soldiers l ike be s t, Lampert was asked? I a l ways keep my ears to the ground," the cartoonist said, "and liste n to what the soldiers have to say a bout Droopy. In that way, I find out what they like and dislike. It seems they like thos e strips whiC h parallel their own experiences, good and had, especially the 'sweatin' out' experiences. In the Army you 'sweat out' everything, from chow lines to promotions. That is, you worry it throug h unt il yo u get some sort of answer, whether it's food or another stripe. "One of t h e Droopy strips that the boy s liked best was the o n e that showed Droopy on h is day off. H e had to stand in a long bus li11e to ge t to tow n then h1 a long c a feteria line, then in a long movie lh1e then in long bus line again on the return trip. Whe n he arri ved at his barracks, Droopy sat down and wrote a letter to h is mother. 'Dear Mom,' he wrote. I had a day off today and didn't have to g o out on the line.' During the co urse of the year Droopy went through a physical metamorphosis. "Droopy used to have some wings," the sergeant said, laugh ing ly, "but I clipped them. I did that becau se they got in the way." Sgt. Lampert has not n eg lected Droopy's love life. Droopy has a very alluring girl friend, D aisy, who lives in Tampa. H e has a tin1e of i t, trying to get to town to see her. In one strip the sergeant lets D roopy explain away his difficulties in doggerels: A s a crys t a l gazer I'm really not great, "But it's safe to make a prediction, "Every time I have a date, I wind u p with a restriction." In this particular instance, on the day h e was supposed to v i sit D aisy, he was g igged at a n inspection for not having a haircut. On another occasion, after suffering a 15-mile hike, he went to see her. She was not in the least considerate of his tiled "dogs," the r o m antic s ide of h e r stirred b y the full moon shining brightly in a star-studded summery sky. She urged, "Let's take a nice long walk in the moonlight." Poor Droopy That the se rgeant keeps abreast of the new developments on the air base in hiS comic strip is borne out by the fact that, w i t h the arri va l of the W AC.s at D rew Field, Daisy became a WAC And so their romance is carried further .between them on Drew F ield in the service club and other places. Before entering the Army at Fort Dix, N e w J e r sey, on F eb. 12, 1942 Lampert worked for the Superm a n (comic str ip) publications -Flash C omics, All-American Comics, a;nd the World's Fines t Comics For them h e compl ete d about 1,000 pages of his comic creations-th e King, a master of disg ui se, and the Red-White and Blu e, dealing with the Army, Navy and Mar ines. At one time o r another every mov iegoer has see n the animati o n cartoons produced by Max Fleischer. One of the men who helped to create the Fleischer "movietoons" was S gt. L ampert, who started out with Fleischer when onl y 16 years old, working for 51; 2 years until 1938 as a n animation assistant in the planning department of Fleischer's studios. "GREEN LIGHT" CLASS FOR NCO's Unde r the directorship of C apt. Albert E. Abraham, M C. Venera! Control Officer, there has been organized a venereal disease control school on Drew field. The primary pur pose of this school i s to instruct non-commissioned officers in the care and control of these diseases, so that they may instruc t the men in their respective organizations. The present course calls for eight 45-minute classes. Two classes are given each week: Wednesday from 8:15 to 9:00 a11d from 9:15 to 10:00. The course has been under way since July 28 and will continue on each Wednesday through Au g. 18. Capt. Abraham urges all who have not yet availed themselves of the knowledge of this course to etu-oll immedia tely for the remaining four lectures. The next two lectures schedule d are entitled "The sphere of the noncommissioned venera! di sease control officers" and "Prophy laxis." The course is available to a ll non-commissioned officres o n the bas e including tactical units. The program which consists of lectures, demonstrations and conferences will definitely improve the already favorable conditions existing on Drew field Upon successfully completing the course each graduate will receive a diploma from the 3rd Air Force. Present p lans call for weekly meetings following the completion of the p r ese n t course; these meetings, coupled with t h e wee kly venerea l disease b ulletin "Green Light," will g r eatly stimulate this phase of the base educational program. Further information may b e ob tained by calling 730, base hospital. 4th Tng Bn Offers 'Hot Spot' Guide to T ohio B y Pvt. EDWARD J. CARLIN, Jr. We tend e r this pearl of po'try, d edicated to those members of t h e 4th En who a r e the hanger s -around-them essage-center-with-g i r lies : Sing ho, hi ho to the coke bottle Romeos, Who h aven't a brain in their solid 'ol domeos Sing ho, to this bunch who are eve r a l ert-a There ain't no white wome n in sunny Bizerte We rejoice that the cafeteria has b ee n enlarged before, the jernt looked as tho t h ey we r e seeing how many angels they could put o n the hea d of a pin! Al ex Sonheim of distribution in S-1 sez this: "Distribution i s where you ge t piles of papers to go everyplace everyday ... and everyone g ives yuh h e ll cause yo u mess a coupla up! Lts. H eckert, Goldsmith, Kramer, Thornton and Clark have used the blitz on those gold bars or they have gotten news ones ... with the candy and seegars they handed out we s u spect 'twa werry, werry legal and strictly WDAGO biz! S-4, who have the stuff that runs the armies, a r e put out c a u se no dirt has been spread about 'em ... well, we might say ... but that wouldn't do ... Aw right we WILL say it ... they gave u s a box for fil es, and we love 'e1n! CALLING ALL BOMBARDIERS! "Capt Easy" Westlake of Speshal Services 4th Bn, world traveler, has co n sidere d giving orientation lectures on "The Far East-Its Hot Spots, Nite Spots and Rite Spots we are sure that anybody Tokyobound (including everybody) would find such a source of info just too, too invaluable ... he scz quote "Hana koi hito sanara H irohito!" which means literally translated "The Sa murai may have class, but we are going to boot 'em--!" FLASH! FLASH! Latest news from Washington D C -get out the b litz again Lts. Willia m H C a llih a n, Flody E. Pirkle, J ohn F. Ferg uson and L e o J. Miller join their colleagues with shiny, n ew s il ve r bars ...
un.r.. 704th Scribe Plots K. P. Course For Future Husbands By PFC. JACK EARLE 704 Signal A. W. Co. has many change s this week in its E xecutive department. To begin with, we have a new company commander. Lt. Simon Blischke has been replaced by Lt. Robert T Sigmann. Lt. Daniel our supply officer who, with Lt. McIlwane, just r eturned from a furlough, is leaving us again, this time for g ood The best wishes of the entire organization go with you, sir. Lots of luck! Lt. Frederick Michel took the long step from Second to First Lieutenant. Ci2ars were distributed, and the or dei ly room looked like a meeting of international bankers for a while Congratulations, sir! The past w e ek, we all spent considerable time on the range firing the thirty-calibre rifle. Now, we have men in this outfit who are outside all day long in performance of their daily duties. Why is it, when w e go on the range, e veryone gets a fresh coat of sunburn? The sun must be hotter out there; at least, that is our rather lame solution. The scores made by the boys were uniformly good. We don' t have any individual who stands .head and shoulders over everyone else when it comes to marksmanship. The whole outfit is just on the ball! The enlisted man's Bean Bag and Eating Club held their weekl y meeting at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel. The chief topic for discussion, as is usually the cas e, the minute that these lads get out of c amp, is the Army. The non-coms the Officers, and the food seem to be the most favored subjects; however, the minute they get off the bus and are safely back in camt, the chief t opic is the party! I can' t give any for this, but I understand it is a true maxim wherever you find s oldiers. We have a combination in the Or derly Room of two lads, named Paul Mathew Young and Edward Martonik. Between them, they throw arotmd more c orn than the state of Iowa could raise in ten years. Two Ill F. C. Sergeants Await Cadet Assignments Awaiting assignment to Flying Ca det schools are T e ch. Sgt. Arthur P. Prince and Tech. Sgt. Dale L. Minnick, both formerly of Hq. & Hq. Sq. III Fighter Command. Prince, who enlisted in the Regular Army about 21h years ago, is an exPhiladelphian. He has accumulated some 3QO flying hours in a:bout 1'/:, years a radio operator. H e wears both the American and European Theater of Operations Ribbons Minnick, also a radio operator with more than 500 hours flying time, is waiting for his trav el orders to a primary flying school. Enlisting in the Army almost three y ears ago from Michigan, Minnick studied radio a t Scott Field, Ill. He has been with the III