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DREW FIELD BUS GUIDE ON PAGE 10 Drew Field Echoes READ ECHOES CLASSIFIED AD SECTION ON PAGE 13 VOL. 2, NO. 24 DREW FIELD, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PUBLISHED WEEKLY Spectacular Swim Meet Tonight DREW' FIELD SOLDIERS, here shown using barracks bags as life preservers, will put on a most breathtaking show at 8 o'clock tonightjit Cuscaden pool, where 45 GI's will dive and swim through and under water. Lt. Charles W. Lyons, Base physicai training officer, urges Drew men to attend. Admission is free. The surface of the pool will be covered with gasoline. he gasoline will be ignited and when the entire surface s ablaze, the Drew soldiers will qive through the flames and swim under water to the opposite end,of the pool, where they will demonstrate how to break through the flames with-out being burned. / Also on the program will be an exhibition by Cpl. Joseph V. Piotrowski, 555th Hq. and Plotting -compa.ny, national diving champion. The show will climax the second course in water safety and life saving sponsored by the Red Cross. -'Soldiers who complete the course will pe classified as swimming instructors. The men who_ took the course last May have taught approximately 1,500 Drew soldiers how to swim. A third course will be inaugurated as soon as there is a demand for additional instructors, according to_Lt. Charles W Lyon, s Base physical training officer. Dudng the 10-day course the men were taught under water swimming, rough water swin:iming and swimming while wearing fatigues and GI shoes. Stimson Sports Policy Enforce_dHere Drew Field's physical fitness and sports programs were unaffec-ted by War Stimson's loud, final "No" to partidpation in competitive sports by Army-sponsored lege students. j It long has been the policy of carry out this over-all developPFP Benefits All \ ow's Your Appearance? Mysterious WAC Will Begin Daily Inspection the Air Base Area Commander ment. "You can't build by o emphasize individual training J)eveloped thousands of J;itBy_ this time, you GI's are {ld competitive sports between tmg m -the stands cheermg ;for t d t tl to a GI movie, and his and biography will be publishec in the ECHOES. The hunt wil Under. the mdividual 11 football players representing accus orne o see1ng nea Y oseparate umts over a varsity program m force at Drew Field, their field. Our physical fitness khakied W AACs and WACs or team under soldiers who have never partici-program consists of daily cal. continue indefinitely. the,'brew Field aegis. pated in competitive sports in isthenics and sports for. every-marchmg pertly throughout Doi-t t entertain the idea tha Better. Than Varsities their are being given body, not just for the Drew Field. the man who wears khaki all th< opportumty to compete, first chosen few. : "Training. the in d i vi d u a 1 against their own previous "Secretary Stimson in his: re-Doubtless, you've admired time is going to get the break ir soldier in various and; sec o n_d: l y cent statement. said the _war :de-their couraP"e and self-sacri-our WAC's estimation. The mar sports and m the physical tram-agamst men of their own abihty. partment's athtude on mtercolP who wears fatigues has an equa ing program accomplishes more This develops confidence. Thus legiate sports was taken duly fice, their trin1 appearance chance. for; his morale and general well-the not only considera.tion, and .this and their military bearing. What our WAC is after arE bemg than does a 'varsity' team velops his physical endurance but ha's-firmly convmced _me that -whose comparatively few mem-also gives him a big psychologl-our policy at Drew Field 'has THEY have passed YOUR the men whose arE bers engage in games for the cal lift. been and is sound." t' N YOU h the neatest possible for the. entertainment of thousands of mspec Ion. ow ave they are domg, regardless If h< soldiers and civilians, colonel s h I Off. A to pass THEIR inspection. works a desk ?1 Melvin B. Asp, Drew Field comc 00 s ICe nnounces A d T t t b 1 Head9uarters or. has his arms lrl manding officer, commented. n 1 s no ?01ng ? e on Y an engme all day. "What we're trying to do is to a Saturday Inspection. The soldier who cares can be develop each soldier to the best New Avat.on Cadet Test r For seven days a week, from as neat and_militar:r appear-of his over-all potentialities," the sunup to sundown, your GI sis-mg as .the man m khaki. colonel continued. "His physical ters are focusing their attention So, more than ever, stop in and mental well-being are en-If you wanted to become an cadet training. The cadets were on YOUR appearance and millfront of the barracks mirror be-_-hanced as 'he progresses through aviation cadet, but didn't make observed throughout their cour se, tary bearing. fore you leave for th, e day's work the training program, noticing the grade, or if you washed out and_ the reasons for failure\ of Startfng tomorrow a certain and check to see if your appearthat he can run faster, jump of aviation cadet training, you some of the students wAC-herself a good_:looking sol-ance has a chance to be one o1 higher, perform with less effort, try again. The base s<;ho_ols che_cke<;I very c!lrefully. 'l;'he dier and, we presume, not hard the five best of !he week. and has more endurance from office a new avmhon which has result\'!d to look at in an evening gown Spruce up and put yourself and day to day. cadet screemng test, open to all from this observatiOn presents, a either-will roaJ;n the Base, on your outfit over the top! It's "There is of course a direct men, whether they have taken a truer picture than ever befqre of the lookout for the neatest most easy! tie-up the physical and previous examination or not. a man:s from the soldierly soldiers. From time to time we'll publish the mental. This is the reason the The new screening test has of aviatiOn Each week our keen-eyed WAC consolidated lists showing the War has recently co-been compiled as a result of a trammg. will select five men for the sol-number of weekly bests by or ordinated the physical training series of tests given to men while The base schools off1ce dierly award. Each of the five ganizations. Your outfit will look with special service program to they were undergoing actual (Continued on Pap;e 111) will be presented a pair of tickets good at the top!


PAGE TWO DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AU_G_U_S_T_2-..:0':.._ .. _19_4_3 __ PromotiOns of 7 to Majority NAZI OFFICERS HIT CHOW LINE IN ENGLAND Is Announced AWUTC headquarters recently announced the promotion of seven captains to the rank of major. Most of the raised in rank have many years service in the Army behmd them. Heading the list with 27 years previous service is Maj: William S. Weggennann, 50 1st SA WR, of which he is assistant executive officer '.!:'he .major served in World War I in the infantry and afterwards was transferred to the Coast-Artillery. Before entering the service he was employed by the Army ordnance at Frederickstown, N. J. Major W egemiann is and two daughters. His family are now on a vaca m the northeast, which includes Delaware his r:n::.::a.:..:t:::.Iv.:._e.:.__:s.:..:t_a_t_:_e_. --------Maj. Thomas F. .fitzgerald comes. next with 23 years serv-member ol the National Guard ice. He is another World War I until 1940 P .;;ior to entering the veteran. From 1921 to 1941 he Army, the major. was city clerk served in the National Guard, be-in his home town of Lebannon, ing assigned to the Signal Corps Pa. He is married and has one at the later date. The major son. comes originally from New, .Maj. Raymond E Morang hales Hampshire. His favorite hobby, originally from the stat;! of he says, is automobile. driving, Maine. He was m artlller;y but he had to give it up for lack in W,orld War I remammg untll of gas a:nd rubber. Maj. Fitz-1941 when he was to -gerald is battalion commander of the Signal corps. He IS married the 573. month later, John. got Special Service office before mto the supply wh1ch, Sept. 15, 1943. Those manuscripts !he he be-. which are sent to the Theater 1t h1m ?f h1s ViTing by the Special Services statwn busmess back m Dub?1s, office will be judged by a com-known as .Laman !eaturmg mittee of nationally-recognized the best 1_n gasohne, tires, experts. If you and a friend or super s':!rv1ce. John says he d1d two have collaborated on a prize-a boommg busmes_s, and expects winning number, the priz e will to resume the busmess after the be divided equally between you. war. Be sure that your manuscript is The e xperience gleaned from legible, and written on only one the service station business in side of the paper because material handling and meeting people, is will not be returned. It is wise used to advantage in Laman's to keep a copy of the paper sub-Army career. In the Army you mitted. Upon your script, please have to know how to handle peostate over your signature that ple with tact, and John possesses you understand all of the rules of a fine technique in this respect. the contest, and that the wing The Laman family is well :may have the right to delete, represented in the Army, what add to, or change the script with-with John having four brothers Jn limit, publish it, and use it in uniform: Sgt. R;dph Laman, at any time for morale-building Corp. Paul Laman, Pvt. Joseph purposes. Laman, and Pvt. Vincent. "Quit shakin' me willya? 1 worked late last nite!" That is the latest cry at'ound reveille time. Seems the S-1 and S-3 boys have been reviewing records till the wee hours lately. Often heard expressions: Sgt. Freedman: "Why did the Army want a fellow like me?" Sgt. Askew, "We got a ball game to win today." Corp. Flitt, "How's the chow line?" Social glimpses: Gloria Nicholas the proud recipient of a corsage Friday morning. Despite the avid efforts of departmental sleuths the name of the sender remains a civilian secret.-Corp. Sorenson and Dorothy Dunham coincidentally at the coke machine together.-Lt. Kurpiewski St. Petersburg way come evemng.-S/St,t. Benjamin looking happier after a few days hatching spell comes to an end.T / 5 Levin looking forward to a three-day pass and taking up the double harness with a girl from Pa. soon. -T / 5 Doyle and "Murph" back home. Barracks fotos: S /Sgt. Johnson and his woolly lamb-Sgt. Kurylo gazing int o the crystal ball and telling us when the war will be over.-T / 5 Peterson swelling his chest and informing us that Rudy Vallee also came from Connecticut.-Sgt. Causey praising the PX barbers. It seems they follow instructions very carefully. "Ciiit-Chat" By T. J. L. As the sweat rolls off our brows these nice warm Florida days we begin to see what they mean by hot days. Did you ever sweat so much before? Isn' t it a shame, they finally caught Pfc. Kohlbacher to go on the firing range? He swears he qualified last May. Just ask Corp. Hill, (who is on furlough, of all times). Of course, we all miss Pvt. Murphy with his never-ending cracks, now going to school at L ansing Mich. I don't think we should let Pfc. Whyte have another day off if h e a lways comes back like he did las t week. What a "day after" he had! Some men from engineering will be very surprised when they return to the squadr.on to find that they have been promoted. L. Kresky now on furlough 'in California was promoted to sergeant; A. J. Hoch on furlough in Kansas was promoted to staff sergeant. W. M. Stubbs and J. M. Adamonis both on DS to Chanute field, III., received PI 'omotions to sergeant. Engineering was very sorry to lose M/Sgt. Wilkerson to the 339th Bomb Sq. S/Sgt. Francis Eldet visited his brother he had not seen in seven years at Miami last week. Twenty men are .on DS from Engineering. Calling all cars-Be on the l ook out for a government vehicle with a Pfc WAC driving. Corp. Harner, whom we want to see, will be with her. Congrats to Lieut. Dodd who joined the silver bar brigade this week. We would like very much to give the names -of all 21 men that were promoted this month, but space not permitting, we will have to be satisfied with con-gratulating each one of them and Sgt. York's Kin Joins Navy wishing each man success. Ten men were appointed sergeant and Knoxville, Tenn.-(CNS)-Silas 11 staff sergeant. York, 47-year-old World War I Communications would like veteran and cousin of Sgt. Alvin every one to know that they have C. York, has enlisted in the Navy. been too busy to have any gossip. The boys of the 303t : d are really kind hearted. They don' t mind sharing their clothes and food with the cockroaches. But -when the slimy creatures insist on sleeping with the boys, even Catlett calls a halt. How about. getting the barracks fumigated and. ending those GI parties that draw the roaches. Someone in Barracks 181 has proposed making Sgt. Ford .lhe Bay Chief in the hope that, with his ability at sl.eight of hand, things will get done without anyone's working. Jean Baptiste Gauthier hereby makes formal announcement of the fact that he has given up the use of fire water. Of course, he was "happy" when he said '9,t 1 ; Seen in the Armament o A copy of "Get Tough." Is Sgt. Jones preparing to take the offensive? Special note to Ben Cizek: the only persons from your hometown. of whom we know that are in the Squadron are Henry M. Gardner. Jr., and Charles A. Reynolds Jr.-; (The Intelligence Section is not. < yet quoting rates on this A double vote of thanks for uri-] disclosed reasons to Sgt. L Saffern now on D / S with 22nd Wing. Who's been trying to us with those Physical Fitness l l All Operations could report this week is that they have two Brown-nosers and a paper-dollcutter. Virginian Kisses Virginian 4 :.; LONDON -(CNS)-Virginiaborn S /Sgt. Raymond Parker .. : planted a large, wet kiss on the j cheek of Virginia-born Lady As.: tor when they were introduced at :1, a dance at his station. "It was : nothing," he said. "I just paid my :1 respects in true Virginia fashion."


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PAGE THREE 28Year-Old Major Recounts C.O. of 573rd ., Hectic: Combat Adventure Becomes Major In South S eas Theaters By T/5 E. E. "KAY" KAYSER Officers. Beware! First Woman Operations Officer 'Takes Over Bas. e Hqs. By SGT. EUGENE L. SAFFERN Picture yourself returning from your first combat mission over the wilds of New Guinea, landing on a rough emergency strip with a five minute gas supply diluted with water, and two Zeros on yo_!.lr tail spitting If you can' t 'envision your feelings, ask MaJ Alexander G. Evanoff,. son of Mrs. George Evanoff, 412 .Thirteenth Belle Plain, Ia. He is now stationed at Drew Field, Fla. as taCtical inspector of a Wing headquarters. '.'I was plenty scared during my -first brush," the major confides, enemy was so high they couldn't "So that everything that followed be seen, but the flying shrapnel was anti-climactic. We were try-was very real. -ing to get to Port Moresby after "We jumped out of the jeep unloading our eggs on one of and I counted 24 planes in close the Jap -jungle fortresses and formation with 1 'i -Zeros protectfound the sky over the airdrome ing the bombers. There were two filled with enemy planes; two of big gashes in the jeep, 18 inches them picked us out as their par -from where I had been sittingt icular prey-we got one; lost the not even close. I inspected _some other in a cloud bank. A rough of the bomb craters -one bomb emergency landing strip pre-made such a neat hole; I could sen ted itself further inland and see the smashed tail fin. I we ,got the plane down with two planted a red flag a!id moved more Zeros on us and just enough away like 'Mercury-the thing exgas to taxi to the line. Plunging ploded 15 minutes later." into foxholes, we 'turned-tommyFor his part in a night bomb. guns on them, but our fighter ing and strafing mission on the planes drov e them off." Jap stronghold of Salamaua, New For the exploit, he received the Guinea, the major won the Silver Distinguished Flying Cross. Star. The 28-year-old major hung The tall, lender air fighter reup the Air Medal after accom-turned to the States this sum-. plishing 40 missions; his group mer. He graduated from Belle operated against the Nips hold-Plain high school in 1932 and ing the-Philippines before Mac-from the University of Iowa in Arthur' s _dramatic escape, hit all 1938 with a B. S. degree in comthe vital fighting zones, and par-merce, trading his cap and gown ticipated in the Bismark Sea bat-for a parachute and Randolph tle. Field. Major Evanoff won his The group was one of the first wings at Kelly Field, May, 25 tq go into action in the Pacific 1939, and soon afterwards was war, fighting and bombing with married to the former Miss Pearl no fighter protection and flyih g Hennings of Keystone, Ia. over the bar-ren wastes of north-As for the wave of the future ern Australia with a Shell oil in the Pacific, the major hazards map for a navigation guide: the guess that the war of attri-tion now being fought there will "In those early days we last a long time. Only tremendsmashed targets like Lae, Buna, ous air poundings of Japan the Celebes, flew over the Owenproper, on a scale -comparable to Stanley mountains, and through those Germany is now experithe Kadoda pass; common-enough encing, will in his opinion set the names now, and important ones, rising sun. but to us the towns were mostly tiny clearings in the jungle and the geography-lessons were those we didn' t learn in school. Supermen in T _wo Weeks' Records of Sig Hqs Ill Ftr News makes soldiers, and it's Though the WAAC has been She is proud of the period about time some of our soldiers which she spent in the corres-made news' very bus y this month becoming the d t' f th Wh't pon ence sec 10n o e 1 e We've been reading about pro-Women's Army Co:rps, it has not House, where she reGorded hun-motions and no battalion has been too busy to progress in its dreds of the letters received every more priority on promotions than -primary purpose-that of re-day by the president. She re-the 573rd, from the Major down. d c'alls the many hours spent sort-Less than two weeks ago our bat-placing men for combat uty. ing the dimes and letters re-talion commander only Capt. The personnel of Base Head-ceived from the infantile paraly-. Thomas J. Fitzgerald, but today quarters watched: in awe last sis campaign. he proudly displays the gold oak Monday as Third Officer Audrey The pleasant, curly-headed _lady lea f on his cap and collar. Allen Linseau, WAAC, quietly 6 h took over a desk in the adjuadjutant will live at the 75 t Then the1e is Capt. Arthur M. tant's section, where she is de-WAC post headquarters company, Campfield, who only a week tailed as an assistant adjutant. where she is making friends inago was first lieutenant (the She is the first woman officer stantly with everyone who meets captain is our battalion executo step into an operations job at her. tive officer), and you" should Drew Field, and she is a member have seen Lt. James S. Mays' face last Saturday morning as of the first group of W AAC offi-cers to replace men in key operCaptain Campfield presented ations positions throughout. the him with his silver bars, pub-country. If this group is successlicly announcing to those who ful, many w AAC officers will be know he "';;ts no detailed to replace male officers longer JUst a shave tall. at every Army post and base. OJ:l, and that isn't all: T/Sgt. BEING FIRST IS USUAL Pollma was promoted to M /Sgt. T / 4 James H. White to S /Sgt. A:cb!lg as a mem_ber of an exAnd here's the payoff: T / 5 Damon group 1s_ not a new B. Wagner was promoted to Sgt. expenence to Lt. Lmseau. l?he one day and on .the next was also was to attend the f1_rst transferred to the 751st as a First Y'f class at the Army Admu'lSergeant. How do you like that 1strahon school at Nacog9-oches, for fast moving? The best of Texas. luck, Wag! She that the JOb Do you still want to hear of turned. m by new. group .of promotions? Well, the following operatw':ls offf1cers Wlll be were promoted from Pfc. to outstandmg as that _done b) Corporal: Goodson w. Merriott, women who have been -graduated John F. Hawn, Roy L. Jarrett,. from the WAAC ,branches Carl E Boian, Donald E. Banks. of -the AdJUtant. Generals school. These boys are no longer Pfc's. who but T /5's: Julian H Wallace, het: and mtermed1ate William E. Braun, Elmore E. off1.cer s tra1I4ng at Fort Des ( "Kay") :Kayser,. Harvey A. Momes, has worked for .several ( "Epiphane" ) Lockwood, Albert years for the war agnculture J. Lowrie, Robert fl. CampbeUd __ e=..p_a_r_tm_e_n_ts_a_t_W_a_s_h_I_n.=g_to_n_. ----''---------------and Wilbur L. Bevins. Sgt. Bill Sutton from Company 'Ah Lov' e I 569th Them' e "B" is having a hard time these 1 1 days trying to choose between Bradenton and Clearwater: n:s There seems to be a personal on your recent marriage We Mary in Bradenton and still h1s feud going on between Sgt. Sulwondered why you had been :secret" in Clearwater. !ivan and Pfc. DeYoung, op who spending so much time in front F /Sgt. Jack Lowder, Com-is going to get "that certain girl" of the mirror after returning pany "B", is expecting a certain in Tampa. It looks as if Sgt. Sulfrom maneuvers! telegram and once he gets it he !ivan is finally going to pull his Thirty-hour passes were the big will be passing out cigars rank on DeYoung. We don't thing this past week-end. They .we hope it's a boy, Jack, and blame him for trying to muscle helped to bring out many a smile I'm hoping for the same in our in on the Sgt' s romance with on some of the long_ faces we have home. Rosie the Riveter! had to contend w1th these past Sgt. O'ConnelL seems to be weeks. There are a lot of mascots doing pretty well for himself in We wish'that Sgt. Barron would around, but none on Drew Field Tampa since he returned from make an official statement as to (or elsewhere) have one on maneuvers. How about an intro-whether he has taken unto himCompany "A". Their mascot, duction, Sergeant? self a spouse or not. He has been "Oscar, is as cute a little wad-Puccio seems to have found a hinting enough lately to arouse dling duck as you've ever seen. new love now. He can be seen our suspicions. If it is true, we He follows qis proud owner, all over the field with her. He wish he wouldn' t be so bashful F /Sgt. Harry Zigun, wherever he says this is the real thing. Those about it! goes. _This afternooiY at a special carbines must be all right! We understand that Sgt. Turske demonstration, he was chasing an Congratulations, Sgt. Lemons, visited Lakeland over the weekeraser everywhere. What will end. In view of the fact that he they think of next? S 6 h Cl E just returned from maneuvers Wedding bells rang last Satur7 t almS gypt there isn' t much doubt day afternoon for Pvt. Francis m our mmds as to what the at-Lotzer, Hq. and Pl. company. We Lake Grows Most traction might have been. can' t give you the girl's name be-Wonder why Lt. McDonald gets cause they haven't returned as R d M t so excited whenever he sees that yet from their three-day honeyugge osqu OS blue stationery in. the We moon pass. Fr. Sullivan performed were under the 1mpresswn that the ceremny and Sgt. Longo sang By S/SGT. CHARLES w. BARTH he was color blind! "Because" and "Ave Maria" very From the scores turned 1n from beautifully. Congni ts, Frannie. Last week, the 576th move d the B A R. range, we notice d Best wishes to .you and your Mrs. from !he summer home of th: that' Pvt. GranaW! and Pfc. Pucmosqmtos to Egypt Lake. For h h en Nice going most of the men, it is a pleasant cw ';"ere Ig m change. True Egypt lake has boys. mosquitos, but t:1ey aren' t as big and husky as the Oldsmar va-riety. Furloughs Plentiful In. This Company! "There were two things,''_ the Hijor says, "that were much ror s e than ;Tap Zeros or ack ack: the mountains and the weather. You can shoot down the Nips, but the mountains are al ways there and seldom seen. Here' s one for y ,ou fellas: A new technique! If you see some lovely at the PX, Service Club or some other spot on the post, just don't leave the SJ?Ot until you've walked away with her full name, address and phone number. That's the way T/5 Robert Armstrong, our bat-By CORP. LARRY RALSTON : ,.talion mail clerk does it. We' d The new training program set like to know the name of the forth for the S ignal Headquart-pretty little miss he met up ers company o f the III Fighter ,with at Western Union last Command has what it takes. Af-week. Tents_and mess halls sprang up as the men made camp, and pre pared to stay awhile. Bed d own, boys, make y ourself as comfortable as p o s sible while you grin By PFC. ALAN H. CANTRELL ''Another thing that proved discomforting were the men-eating mosquitoes. Last October, at an advance airdrome, they were so ferocious we wore two p oirs of trousers, a leather jacket, gloves, ari.d a head net, in spite of the terrific heat. In May, 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea, Major Evanoff' s group 'did the reconnaissance job that supplie d the N a v y with much of the informa tion that made one of our greates t sea victories possible. This yearMarch 2, 3 and 4-they waited until the Nippo n ese task f orce got within 'bombing range a s _it moved d own north of New Britain island and then let them have everything. It fsa lesson Tokio w ill remember .. for a long time; this particular group is credited u nofficially with knocking out 14 o f the 22 ships sunk. After the Jap defeat in the Bismark Sea, the slerit-eyed men from J apan paid a little r eprisal visit. The major was bumping over a runway in a jeep when the earth started to quake; the ter two weeks, the boys are find-ing that they weren't in quite as good condition as they had prob-ably supposed. Wha. t with a hike on Tues d a y and :Thurs d a y swimming instruc Signal Area to Have Two New Libraries tions on thos e days, rif l e ins t ruc-F o r a long time ANUTC m e n tion two to three h ours e very have been asking for additiona l morning, camouflag e class e s on librarie s to be-located neare r to Monday and S aturda y afternoo ns, their o w 1 area, s o tha t they would and a rigid calisthentic .hour every n o t have to go d own to the afternoon under the d irection of S ervi c e club every time the y Pvt. Bogue (recently returned wis h e d some reading matte r. from Miami as a physica l fitness M a jor D elano, B a s e Special S e rviJ;J.structo r ) the company is again ices Officer, announces t o d a y tha t winding its w a y b ack into con-two n e w librar ies will b e o pen dition. very s o o n for use in the Sig n a l The swimming instructions are Corp s are a under the supervision o f Contracts for the libraries v.rill Snow and Pfc. Shesko. Shesko is be l e t in about 10 days, and he one of Bill K'enney's boy;;. He h o pes to be able t o o pen the! lifinishe d the stiff grind a t Cus-brarie s approxim a t e l y 45 days caden pool some months a g o. thereafter. The camouflage classes are One o f the librarie s is to be taught by Lt. W eed, Sgt. Polk, pla c e d n ear the new Signal Corps and Corp. Kazary These three S ervice club, and the other i s to attende d c amouflage school in b e located at "N" avenue and South Carolina. First street. and bear it. 746th Signal AW Co. "Pop,'' battalion motor sergeant, left for a 15-day rest. He says he' s going t!) set the alarm ciock at 6 every morning, wake up, and tos s a G. I. shoe a>t it. Then he'll sleep until Jltoon. Pinch-hitting is Staff Sergeant Orr, who has a reputation as a motor m a n and ought to ably fill "PoJJ's" shoes. C o r p M aurice H Nichter, regular newsma n for the 746th, spent the week-end visiting his brothe r in Miami Beach. Corp. Nichte r who spent six weeks at Miami Beach befo r e his trans f e r to Dre w Field, has been looking f orward to a r etur n v i sit f o r s ome time and l eft with big p l a n s f o r the week-end. His broth e r w h o outranks him b y one grade, i s If you w a n t a transfer, jus t ask stationed there wit h the Air for a furloug h. Tho u g h "them C orps and i s engaged i n person tha r things see m to be passed n e l w ork. out right and left, all your scribe Pfc. Milford L. B e r man rehas to do i s t o ask for one. Bang! turned from his furlough in F all W o r d c o mes h e i s River, M ass. still. wo_nderin g how tra n sferred agam! Yup, 1t s hap h e m a d e out at the races a t Suf pen e d fou r times now, but I'll try fol k Downs while h ome. It see m s a gain. that h e found t i m e one day be-The n 1 ght, the WACs and tween his visits t o Newport B e a c h the 551st mv1ted us o ver to the t o t a k e in the r a c e s but left with d ance hall for a big even ing_ out bein g sure whether h e had Fro m the c omments which float-finis hed a head o r b e hind in pick e d around for the next sev eral ing the w i nners. M u s t have been days, ever y one h a d a swell tim e t hat N e w England climat e-or B y and by, who was the jitter-c ould it have bee n the young bug lieutenant and the little lady with whom he s pent m ost blo n d T / 5 W A C ? Could they cut of h is time who has left Pfc. Ber-a mea n rug! m a n s o bewildered?


PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES Official Publication Dre w Field P. 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Friday, August 20, 1943 COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP Air Base Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity. published each Friday in the inte r est of the officers and enliste d m e n of Drew Field. Authority Sec. II. W. D. Circula 55. 1943 under the supervision of Special S ervice Officer in accordance with W D. M e mo. No W210-6-42. dated September 7, 1942, Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers. Major Chester K D elano, Base Special Service Officer 1 Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, Editor The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES i s located in Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, extension 287. (Photos by Base Photo Lab. ) [Printed by The St. P e t ersburg Times ] VOLUME' 2.:_NUMBER 24 THIS IS OUR FIGHT By STAFF SGT. EVE SIMMONS Until the members of the W AAC the extra "A" out of their name, some felt that their part in the fight for freedom of the world was really "small potatoes" in to the work being done by civilian sisters in defense jobs on the outside. True, they were replacing men in the various camps and stations throughout military areas, but they were merely an auxiliary to the regular Army, as their name indicated, and not an actual part of it. With the taking of the oath into the Army of the United States, _most WACs have found a new confidence in themselves ... in the part they will in the winning of peace for all the world in its rehabilitation afterwards. Not only are they replacing men for active theaters of war, but the. fight has theirs as definitely as it is of the soldier who carries a gun. Is the WAC not giving him his release from a desk fob so he may shoulder a _gun? -v That the WAC will benefit over the WAAC, is granted. That, however, is not the reason that the majority of women in khaki eagerly turned down theopportunity to go ba_ck to the easier living of her civilian sisters. The majority felt that it would be a traitorous act to leave the service. after months of training for specific jobs, for which they are only now prepared to replace soldiers. With the W AAC but little more than a year old, the women who received their basic training in the first schools at Fort Des Moines have only now become pro ficient enough in military jobs to replace men who have retained those positions for years previous to our entry into the war and the organization of the Women's Auxiliary Corps. That women have been able to replace men within the period of a year of training, in a profession en.tirely foreign to the ma.iority of enrollees. is a credit to the belfef in and the foresight of those who planned the organization. Heretofore, the W AAC had all the disciplinary restriction of the soldier and none of the advantages given the male. With the dropping of the additional letter, the WAC will benefit with the soldier she replaces in such instances as making out allotments, receiving government insurance, franking privileges, etc. True, she will no longer go overseas only if she chooses. She will be assigned to overseas duty just as the soldier is, with no consideration other than her physical capability. There will no longer be any punches drawn because the WAC soldier wears skirts instead of slacks .. She will share and share alike with the male soldier, even to punishment when she defies "The Book." The WAC. when' she took the oath, realized that and. was only more proud because it was so The WAC Who remained in the service carries her head a bit more pridefully be-. cause she had the courage and the belief in the inevitable victory to remain. She might have gone back to wearing lovely clothes bought with a weeky pay check from a d efense job that would equal the monthly pay she now receives. Instead, she feels: rightly, that she is the best dre!"r .. -' woman in America. Her khakis may not fit as trimly as the models in the autumn showings Iwr civilian sisters will attend, but she has the assurance that despite the ill fit of her uniform, the inen and women of the nation will admire her proud the prouder courage that made her choose the uniform for the duration plus six months ... or so long thereafter as is deemed n ecessary by the nation of which she is an integral part. DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 Communications to this column must bear, for publicatioJ;l, the correct name and organization of t)le writer. Short letters are most interesting, and the right is reserved to cut letters when space limitations require. To the Editor: The first week I spent on Drew' field, was a rather lonely one And I'm sure I wasn' t the only one feeling that way. Then after a while, after getting used to things -here (yotir last camp was always the best) I found my way around. It wasn't long before I got used to the PXs, the Service club, the library, etc., during my off duty hours, but what. still amazes me is the fact there is always an evening of entertainment lined up at,Recreation building number one ... And believe me, after a day of company duty, it's a swell thing to be able to hoR over to the Rec hall and see a variety show one night, .and an actual radio broadcast or two the next. Sure, movies are good for relaxation too, but there' s nothing like seeing your entertainers in person Singers, dancers and comics. Yes, indeedy, the shows up in the.Rec hall certainly are tops, and I for one appreciate them. CPL. JOE HERNDON. (Editor's note: There is always something doing at Recreation building number one K and First streets is the address. Sgt. 0 Z. Whitehead is the genial M. C.) Mr. Edit'or: Soldiers are always looking for places to go. May I suggest one that possibly no one knows about? Last Saturday night I was. in town with not much money, and not a place to go I saw a lot of soldier s going into radio station WFLA. I asked them they were going and they said to the Drew field broadcast. When told I could come along, I did so gladly. The lieutenant I met told me that I could bring my friends any Saturday evening that I cared to. He said jhey welcomed visual audiences, and believe me, I had a swell time. In the course of the evening I found out -that Drew field has 11 radio programs a week. The broadcast last Saturday was interesting and a very entertaining way to spend an evening. I'd like to suggest to all the Drew field Echo readers that they tune their radios to the stations in Tampa when Drew field is on the air. They'll find worth their while. PRIVATE FIRST CLASS H. W. D. Religious Services At Drew Field CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday, 8:00 a.m., chapel No. 2; 9:00 a.m. Chapel No. 2 and Theater No. 3; 11:30 a.m., Chapel No. 4; 6:30p. m Chapel No. 2. Weekdays, 7 a.m. Chapel No. 4. Ev.ery day bufTues. and Sat.; 6:30 p.m., Chapel No. 2 every day but Wed. -PROTESTANT SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. at all chapels on Sun.; Sun day, 7:30 p m., Chapels Nos. 1, 3, 4. JEWISH S -ERVICES: Friday 8 :3 0 p m ; Saturday 8:00 a.m. Gls Expect Hedy Lal!'arr But Only Get Sec. Stimson WASHINGTON (CNS) -War Secretary Henry L. Stimson disappointed a lot of Gis during his recent tour of the battle fronts. abroad. He told a press conference that "when I dismounted from my airplane in Newfoundland, I saw a number of young second lieutenants on the field whose faces fell. Later I found out that there had been a rumor that Hedy Lamarr. was on that plane. YANK.WIZ By'. 808 HAWK Qubmaster "THANKS TO THE YANKS" CIS 1. What' s the difference between a Humdrum and a humbug? 2. A hedgehog is just another name for: a weasel, a ground hog or a porcupine? 3 If you buy yourself a lot of clothes and charge them, will you get a "billet doux" for them at the end of the month?4 Arrange these cuts of beef in the order of their nearness to the front of the cow: flank. steak, brisket, round steak. Much Of life seems to be based'' upon the idea that one must get: on the wrong side in order to ap-': predate what is right. The old, .saying that "every boy must sow his wild oats" falls under one of.: two classifications. Either it is: another way of saying that no be expected to be perfect,: : or 1t 1s a deliberate refusal to. suggest a positive ideal. Of" course; it could be an attempt to: relieve our inability to provide .. a deeper challenge for-con.t .' and excuse poor results. By: that "wild. oats". ar ; ev1table we rather calmly telease responsibility for that" period with the thought that our., religious guidance may pick up : acceleration after this detour is''' real question' is whether i norinal living is a succession of deliberate mistakes. Do we not make enough of them at best without setting out on that ero ; rand? Must we provide moral sanction for immorality? Religion at times seems even to have wished for bigger and bet.: ter sinners in order to demonstrate the power of its message. Medicine and surgery exist to handle emergency cases, but Preventive medicine is more important. Religion, too, should be honored for its power to reclaim lives that have been wasted and misdirected, .. but this is not its greatest field of influence. DEAR EDITOR: 5. Is it more likely that two Harry Emerson Fosdick has aptly pointed this out in speak, ing of the young man who crosses the Jordan near the source, where it is so narrow he. hardly knows when he steps over, and comes. down the right bank all the way. This is the_ oppo f:i.te of the man who goes down the wrong side of .life to a place where the river is deep, and wide. and swift, and wh-ere crossing it requires' more than human skill and. determination. It is the first Here I am, just one of a thousand guys like sh?rt parents will ha:ve a iall me, out here in the wilds of Florida. Believe ch1ld, or n:ore hkely that tw:o ;au me, it' s ,true what they say about the jungles' parents will short ch1ld. of this state. What can we do to amuse our-6 A "topknot, a "cowlick" and selves? We ask for athletic equipment, and a "widow' s peak" all refer to that is normal, but the latter is our historic emphasis. get it. We ask for a day-room ... we don' t get what? Conversion many times is viewed only as this reclaiming' process, when so :much of life might be saved if the start were made sooner. The goal of Christian teaching found in the prayer it. I don' t get it. Why, if we had a day-room o'n the base, can't we have one out here? LONESOME DEAR LONESOME: According to all of the rulesof war, you are out in the field to increase your battle efficiency. There are a bunch of boys somewhere on the other side of the lake who would give their next month's pay to be as comfortable as you are right now, out in the "wilds" of Florida. Do you real.ize, Mister, that you can still get a letter home? Do you know that you can still get a phone call home? You poor kid, we're so sorry for you. It is too bad that you can't have curtains out in the but if you got used to them here, you m1ght be tempted to do the same thing somewhere where it might not be a good idea to have a curtain waving. You are a pretty lucky fella-why not realize that, and give some thought to the job at hand? YE ED. Dear Editor: Can something be done about the swimming situation in Tampa? What can a poor GI do if he is broke (and which one isn' t ? ) and can't afford to take the bus to Clearwater? Isn' t then: some way whereby an organization can be dnven to these places of swimming bv the Army? I know the gas situation is rough here well as anywhere in the country, but when we see so many men dying for a swim, and s o many trucks just sitting in the various pools on the base, it really makes a guy wender. If there is an answer, can we have it? CORP. STANLEY L. EVANS. Mr. Editor: I noticed in the New Drew Field Echoes a column called G Ideas. Whether or not my letter will be printed, is immaterial. I just want to get something off my chest and possibly awaken a few soldiers on the Base. It has always been my opinion that retreat was a sacred as well as a beautiful formation. My uncle served in the last war and when he hears the Star Spangled Banner played to this day he still comes to attention .and salutes. Here on the field when retreat is sounded soldiers rush to the nearest shelter or anything that could be termed shelter. Trucks still ride up and 'down the camp streets instead of stopping and discharging their passengers for a few moments. It doesn' t take very 'long to come to attention and respect the Flag of Our Country and the things for which it stand s. I'm for retreat in every way, and I hope this letter makes other fellows conscious of a formation that's not compulsory but depends on the patriotism of the individual." JUST A SOLDIER 7 How many enemy planes must a flier have shot down be8 Here' s a question about coins "and now may he who is able which are being minted .today; to keep us from falling ." which one of these statements is a clearer and more solid true: a nickel has no nickel in it; basis of conversion and the a pennv.. has nke good men out of bad ones "Thot Funny


DRIEW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PAGE FIVE 'Hobby Shop'_ Offers Soldiers I Chance to Pursue Favorite Hobbies _With Fin.est Modern Equipment Rapidly becoming one of the most popular leisure time spots on the base is Drew Field's 'Hobby Shop." Inaugurated about six months ago, under Special Services, soldiers may now pursue the hobbies they followed in civilian life, or take up any new ones they feel-would be of interest to Come on over and set a bit, boys -should have flaps which and see what the crew here they could-lower when they.are 0 n the base have been do1ng about to take off.It may be bulky, but its safe. this past week. Have you ---them. Equipped throughout with the most modern machinery and devices, the Hobby Shop offers a diversified assortment of arts and crafts. The amateur wood worker has a lathe, band saws circular saws and a drill -press at his disposal. Products f;om the shop run the gamut from a pair of cand,le sticks to a chest of drawers. A useful occupation of the fhop is the repair and maintenance of day room furniture and Special Services property. had a look at the work being Sittin' around the office this done out at the Rocky Point afternoon the. point of furloughs lf ? W ll h t th came up. (Of course it could go course e w a e happen anywhere) and the light heck were you doing out that was pointed at that guy who way (I don't suppose that the shows up at home with ev_erylittle WAC with the red hair thing but the kitchen sink on had a darned thing to do him. Reminds me of my trip home not too long ago. There with it!) Anyhow, that course was a fellow on the train who out there is going to be one boarded-here at Tampa as a of the finest in the south. So private: By the time we hit what? So it belongs to you. Jacksonville, he had been in the Metal workers are turning out some very creditable things, among which are book ends, lamp standards, ash trays, grille work and jars andvases of varying sizes. All materials are furnished the hobbyist. men's room twice, and eme;rged Every one of you GI's has with the Africa campaign medal, the privilege of playing the and the European crap game, too. place. All you have to do is When we got to Savannah he was t "t t'l "t Oh a flying man. There they were o wm un 1 1 opens. .Silver Wings, ($1.20 at the PX), Artists have every opportunity to satisfy that creative urge. There are also facilities to encourage those who like to draw, or who would like to learn show-it'll open, all right, and soon, I got disgusted and w ent to sleep. too. You keep your face When I woke up the guy was a right around this page each sergeant. Not just a buck serweek, and in not too many geant, but a staff. He was really doing all right. Juni:ped four days you'll see an announce-grades in eight hours and two card lettering. Most of the show c;ards announcing Drew Field events are made here. Recently, facilities were provided for sculpture, and one of the first pieces of work to be turned out was a remarkable likeness of Col. Melvin B. Asp. The bust was presented to him by the creator, a former sculptor. Soldiers who have been working in this .section, are now engaged in redecorating the Signal Corps headquarters, and it is understood that some of the bas reliefs are remarkably good. merit. states. Well; by this time he .Let's go on into town. 'really -looked like a veteran. I Have you seen the hep !!Uy honestly expected him to try growing a beard. He even had, that goes around Tampa with by now, acquired that "haggard a cane in one hand (winnings look." Wonder he w asn't caught, in one of the local penny arbut who-am I to stop him? cades), and a gugeus little Well, the finish of the story is ; the guy showed up in New bundle of feminine pulchri-York,a battle-scarred hero, tude on the other? He's a wearing the rank insignia of a honey. He walks down the staff sergeant, wearing the cammain drag J 'ust knocking his paign medal of every major battle At present -the .Hobby Shop is open from 8 a;m. to 5 p.m. Plans to have it open several nights a week are now being formulated, and the specific nights will be announced later. Co-Pilot Flies With One Hand_ in the current war, and succeedbrains out trying to attract ing in fooling everyone at home. attention to himself and the I'll bet he's happy. The poor "lovely." You know, he's stupid jerk! -(CNS) -Flym_g not so smart. That pseudo Officer .John Morden flewBroadway routine is so full Fortress home day of hay that the poor guy is one after Its was killed being laughed at by his own Its fus:lage nddled by rna-friends. Why doesn't the chme-gun jerk really get hep and try Soldiers are urged to make use of the Hobby Shop. If you have no hobby, develop one. It has been found that the pursuit of a hobby is an interesting way to spend that day off, or off-duty hotirs when you're wondering what to do with the time. The opportunity to learn something useful and that you would like .to do, is yours. ':j:'ake advantage of it. Projects Morden said that the ship was to act like a soldier? attacked byFocke-Wulfs two hours from their target. The pilot was killed but.. Morden h,eld his mate's body off the controls with one hand and flew the plane with the The mission completed, he then flew it home. Then there is ihe bird who swears he's -been cheated, the world owes him a living, and so does the guy in the store who charges 50 cents for a 50cent article. If he got a new car for free, he'd holler because the tank wasn't full of gas, and high test at that. Tried to sleep last night. Had a little trouble. Do you have a guy in your barracks who sounds as_ though he might be a stand-in for a B-24? The way some of these .Toes can snore. I would appreciate receipt o f anything that would cure 'em. This fellow next to me takes o f f regularly every night right about 1:30. From a warm-up pre-flight sound, he really gets up in the air, and he doesn't come down .until I hit him, and then he crashes. The things you put up with! Overheard a street conversation the other day. Went like this: "She had the pretties t legs of any Walked down Lafayette Street filly you ever saw, and the body Before a jam-packed house, as you know, is the soldier whose Ruth Perez, in a style similar the other day and saw some men ... Geeeeee!" Needless to say, complete with standees, last troubles are aired weekly on this to that of -Ethel Merman, wooed in the park there right by the I stuck around, and after much of radio show. the boys with the song "In My university. Gollies, they looked same in description it finally Crowd Cheers Drew Radio Show week's two-hour variety show L t k t R k' A 'th t E t h as wee I seems, oo Ie rms, WI" ges,ures. very;happy. Well, at least, conten came out t at the guy s w e r e talk-performed sensationally. Under Roy was out visiting his girl body cned but It wasn t There were four of 'em and you ing about my friend yeah! the direction of First Lt. George friend, and while at dinner he until later in the program that never saw a more comfortable_ "My Friend Flicka." w. program director, the found that before he could raise Ruth obliged sin%ing "You'll looking bunch of .Toes in your his head from saying grace, .the Never Know. This, too, was life. They were spread out on weekl y featured radio broadcast family had taken all the food ex-cheered, but time pr_evente<;I _an the grass there near the river, or show of Drew field playtci' with cept the dessert.. The dinner encore-an encore which obhgmg whatever that strip of water is charm, versatility and gusto. This table, oval-shaped, reminded Ruth would gladly have sung. called, and they were really hav-program, which combines the Rookie Roy of the Indianapolis Corp. Harry Evans, the an-ing a snooring bee. Got so in-speedway in his home town, be-nouncer, came on the stage and terested in them that I risked talents of army and civilian per-cause of the speed with which the began announcing next fea-m'life to waken one. of 'em. sonnel, kept the large soldier au-serving plates rounded the turns. ture, but the au_dience _wanted Asked him what he used to do dience cheering and applauding A little while after dinner, to smg aga.m. He in civil life, and he said "sleep. throughout the evening. Rookie Roy's father-in-law-to-be raised his arms for qmet and Sorta had me there. I tried Miss Alma Fernandez, soprano asked him if he would like to said, "Can you hear_ me?". The again. Watcha work at? "Noth of Tampa, sang "Thine Alone" have some punch, and when he answer from s,?ldter in' was the answer. He wasn't then followed with "Indian answered yes, his father-in-law-was of course No. Harry rephed, very t alkative' C ome-to find out love Call." Both songs, sung to-be "hung one" on him! "well I can hear you!" that the four of them used beautifully, were enthusiastically-----=--------------------''-------to belong to the same fraternity received by the audience. The L t t E k T k back in several states along the o rchestra which furnished the leu enan rtc son a es freight .line s and they a ctually musical background for each en-did sleep. They were what he tertainer was very much in the 0 c f 1 h called "professionally unem-groove, and kept the audience in ver ommand 0 7 4t ployed." The guys you m e et! a festive mood. The addition of Speaking of the characters a three trumpets, a trombone, and guy is apt to meet! Have you guitar has very definitely en-By PFC. ROBERT KEELER the coke machine operating, it's been over to the service club hanced the music of the orchestra. Congratulations to T /Sgt. Ker-okeh with us. However, don't lately? I've never i n my life The "Smoky 'City Give" a quintet rig an. We understand he is tak-stay away too long as the dogs come so close to getting killed, consisting of guitar, hot trumpet, ing the fatal step about Septem-are running around the orderly and I mei m murdered, as I did piano,. traps and base had ber 2. The whole 714th com-room pretty fast. the other night over there. tehve;rybhodyd stomping and clapping pany is looking forward to a Wanted, for Sgt. Suffern: More Don' t get the w tong idea, the etr an s three-day pass about that time, men for company details How 1 k h b t th 1 d Pf R b B h d 1 d p ace IS o e u e y ta a c. 0 ert e ren t P aye also that bachelor dinner w e about a telescope to hunt them few two-legged P-40s over _with his understand he i s throwing. It up? Just hope the wire tea m there the other night, and be vwhn.. Hts IJ}terpretatwn was promises to be a great week for never gets a Jee p. Goodloe and lieve me, either I look like a charn;ung and. under-somebody. It' s a toss-up as to Ferguson would sure have a f ield J t t th standmg. Earlier m the program. who Is gom g to en]'oy the wed-ap ammuni IOn rain or ey B h dt d d b t day. We would be the ones who affect everyone the same way. e ren,ere very eau I-ding more, S g t K e r rigan or the would be climbing poles. I'm telling you, one of those c of entire compai_I Y T/5 Herma n who just returned hoogie woogie terpsichorines Tampa dari.ced gracefully and We also wtsh to welcome mto from Providence, R. I., claims followed me around the floor rhythmically in two numbers, the company o u r n e w COJ?manthat h e g Q t thos e circles under over at the club, and if he didn't "Begin the Beguine" and "Green der, 1st Lt. Stanley_ A. El;"Ickson. his e y e s from the train ride, but ldck me seven times, he threw Eyes," both of which brought ex-We are sure ?e will enJOY t_he we doubt it v ery much as we've his "dancing partner" at me at uberant howls and barks from our full co-operatiOn of the enhre heard about those :fu rloug hs. S g t. least four times. Its down r ight canine friends in the 50-cent company personnel. Kozel stays in c amp since h e dangerous. I'm not an old goat seats. (Actually no admission is Our vote for the hardest man came back from furlough, we by any means. I like to have charged.) in the outfit goes to T / 5 Cunning-understand that the f atal knot fun, a n d I like to go to dances, Rookie Roy, playe d b y your ham. Any man who can stand was tied with a certain Pennsyl-but I'm darned if I lik e to be "Quiz Master," Corp. H arry n ine consecutive nights in Tampa vania girl. After seeing her pic-dri v e n t o dispensary three Evans, and his straight man, Sgt. sure deserves them. It must be ture I can understand why he Monday, Wednesday a.hd Fri O. Z Whitehead, werejhe laugh-the new job he has. How about stays in camp and writes thos e day nights to have my back men of the evening. R ooki e Roy, it, Bernard? As long as you kee p letters every night. strappe d u p Some of these Had the day off l ast Tuesday. Decided I would g o into town and get real m e al. I did! The table was set beautifully. The silver shone. The g lasses were bright. The p e o p l e gay. Everything seemed p erfect. Then it came. Have yow ever h a d a piece of /steak s erved you lately? Brother, stick t o ham. I swear this particular portio n o f an erstwhile Brahma bull actu ally w a s breathing on the .,pla t e. I called for a ball bat t o kill i t before I would dare attack the thing, and then in self defense. Seems silly to t alk about a piece of beef t h a t way, but this one was actually dangerous I could j ust see the thing. Must have been a mighty brave bull. Gee, a n d they serve that stuf f. I cam e back to the mess h all to eat. I don't mind being killed while I eat but I'll be d arned i f I'll pay t o be murdered b y the g h ost of a bull tha t has already lived a full life Gee. Sick Soldie r Thwarts New York S tickup NEW YORK ( CNS) .To e Montgomery, a r u nty little i e i Jow, had just pulled a $2.000 payroll stickup and was making .his get awa y o n Broadway "Out o f my J way," he h ollered, waving his !gun at Mrs .James E. Stokesbury of Seymour, Conn., who '.Vas walking clown ihe stree t h olding !o nto the arm o f her husband, Pvt Tim S tokesbury, on sick leave 1 from C a lifornia Pvt. Stokesbury 'floored the guy with a hip--mare and a wrist Jock. Then be t,_;rncc! him over to the c ops. "Lucky I jwasn 't. feeling well," said Jim, "' might have ki!lt::d hi!n.''


PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 405th Communications Has Field Exercises: 627th Sq. Commander Is Promoted In a very short space of time the Wing threw two field exercises at our communications The first had lots of bugs, not counting mosquitoes. So Lieutenants Orr, and Chambers vowed there would be no more bugs for the second exercise. To eliminate the bugs, the wires going into the com-. munications center resemble those in volume and number of a New York exchange. Believe it or not, it works like a charm. Among other the/generator handle of one field phone was securely strapped to the side of the field phone, where it couldn't be alone rung. That's one way of cutting down The extensive line system caused many burns, 15ruises and furlough since the Christmas slivers and brought forth lusty holidays in 1940 RITA'S LIKE A SISTER TO HIM "' Sure, And Its Glad We. Are to Have You Back, Bud By GEORGE HACKNEY SUB DEPOT SUBS Hello everybody! Are you as surprised as We are to see t:tJis column back in the "Echoes" after such a long period of obscurity? The personnel of 26th Sub-Depot and the writers hereof wish to express their appreciation to the Drew field Echoes, Uncle Sam's .best Army Air base newspaper, for making possible the rebirth of this column. A Iota water has come down from the heavens and drained off of Drew field since the last "Sub Depot Subs" ap_. peared in the "Echoes." shall strive to make the n ( p "Sub Depot Subs" better ever. curses the not too Sgt. Mustin completed his enced lmemen. Sgt. Kirshenseventh year of service last June. Remember Harris Hobby .. and baum took his. pains and sJivers In this seven-year hitch he has Bill Cummings?-they're "In the through chaplam channels to the served in six units. He wa se-Army Now"-popped in to pay group dispensary to have them lected during the formative s remo.ved fro.m the more t _ender period of the 339th Bomb Group upply q vhsit the other day, and t do they look good! Their ol' por wn of his anatomy. Remem-to attend to the drawing of that happy smiles sure gave us a lift. her, Sergeant, "Knees. out, not group' s equipment. He later Hobby' s in field artillerv and in, saves skin. served in the same capacity with J Bill's trying for aerial gunner, The greatest error made was this group when it was first More about Sub-Depot's old per-not having a picture of the grimy formed. LOVELY RITA HAYWORTH isn' t giving romance a polite brush-off when sonnel-our three ex-captains, crew at a bull session in PX No. The Sergeant and Mrs; Mustin she J?uts her arms around this soldier and says she'll always be a sister. Williams, Hudgens and Roan are 2 beer gar<;fen, when Sgt. Kirsh-are spending their well-deserved to him. The lucky guy is Sergt. Eduardo Cansino and he really is the now majors. From us, to all three enbaum tned to favor portions vacation at Lake Butler. Good :film star's brother on a Hollywood trip. r (International) of. 'em, "Congratulations, Major." of a rather tender, besplinteted luck and good fishing Supply's local purchase section resting piece, while he 1told a has a new typist-her name' s story, the contents of whie h won' t Promotions hit the headquar-R t c I d Julie Escarza, and has she got take print. ters section this week. It is a IOnlng a -en a r "IT"-Wow! She can play in \'T /Sgt. Harold L. Johnson, S /Sgt. most any body's back yard any Carl B. Alfred Now. Daniel P. Flannigan; and Sgt. Drew Field 'Rationing Board Hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., time. Gus Stacy, now. Congratulations DeLoria Martin, that sweet Maj. Fred G Hook, to three deserving men. Sunday; 1 p .m. to 5 p.m. little thing in. Engineering, is of the 405th Bomb Group is proud MEATS, CHEESE, BUTTER, OILS, AND CANNED MILK transferring to 85th Sub Depot, of the fact that he has seen ali of 627th SjSgt. Weds Rationed at 16 points a week in Red Stamps T, U, V, Orlando, Florida. Good luck, his squadron commanders pro-Chapel No. 2 has seen many and W now valid, all good through Aug. 31. hate to see you moted to the rank of captain. The an age-old marriage ceremony, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES go. last Is Carl R Alf d d Have you heard? A few. weeks re comman -but none as impressive as the ing the 627th Bomb Squadron Rationed on Blue Coupons R, S, and T valid through ago, Eloine Smalley spent her day one held on Wednesday, July 28, Captain Alfred, a native Iowan, l943. On that day, the very Sept. 20. oH on one of the Gulf Coast started. his military career in lovely Margaret D DeSilva. was SUGAR beaches posing for an Army IowaState college where he took joined in matrimony to S/Sgt. Al-.. photographer-it is genenilly un-' two years of ROTC. Later he bert Disdier a member of the Coupon No. 14 good for five pounds through Oct. derstood that one of the pictures served .13 months as a GI in the 627th Bomb 'squadron. Coupons 15and 16 good for 5 pound. s for canning. taken that day adorns.the wall of cavalry. He .W!lS readily accepted The bride was attired in. a an Army barracks here at Drew f to. serve in the Low of Tampa. blood and school-girl complexCountnes. The Francis L. Atier, MUST have their tires inspected in the following order. ion are almost normal again, However,_ possibility is Roman Catholic chaplain, per"A" Book Holders have tires inspected within every 6 thanks to Kathy's dctermina-mote and if It should happen It formed the beautiful ceremony. months. tion. would only that the. M D Silva ho hails from "B" Book Holders have tires inspected within every 4 This column wouldn' t becom::: would be lookmg for pnze da1ry Iss e w t St I t 'th t 'S b D t stock to start his own dairy N .. Y., a tended months. Pee WI ou a u epo Cube farm after the war. HI s m genui'ty Johns "C" Book Holders have tires inspe cted within every 3 of the -week, and when we. say, f "cutie," we mean just that-the might be taxed anyway to fashion The groom who comes !0m months. spotlight falls on Mrs. Jackie a hitch to fly any of his prizes Idaho, wa.shmg-The above instructions must be complied with, tire McWhirter of Supply. home in a single place plane ton umversity pnor to his en-. Alf d t M ._trance into the Air Corps. inspection record and registration card must accompany all Sl' k S and A {e :t Others present at the ceremony applications for Gasoline. Tire applications must be indorsed nc Windle Atwater, Ohio. The 627th Bomb-were T/Sgt. J. O 'Hearn, by this board before being submitted to the OPA. B B I Th ing Squadron is a good example F. Schaeffer, M/Sgt. T. W. HICk. y OfS n e of what able leadership, hard son, S/Sgt. G. T Hammond, Sgt. B s work and org:mizing a_bility on J. Sgt. J. _Hannon, Sgt. 11Keep Dental New ars. tripeS ; 22d T w the part of agood commander V. Sgt. G. Dmsmore, Corp. ra1n1ng 1ng can do. Medical Dates.. No Gr1pes At 564 Henry W. Ri, ce Now 1st Lt. Philadelphia for the occasion. By S/SGT. W H. SHORT Captain Paul R. Wignall, com-Chaplain Frank J. Landolt, The S-4 section of the 501st By, SGT. ED 'HOY anothe r letter from W ashing Each day' s mail'seems to .. manding the 624th Bomb Squad-who represented the 405th Eomb Regt. has found a new home in Congratulations to all of the and this time the h appy recipi ron of the 405th Bomb Group is Group (D), was present at the the rear of this Hq. It is not officers who were recently pro-was Lt. Dougla s W, Armitage; pleased to report the promotion ceremony. quite as elaborate. as the old sup-moted, Major Morang, Captain 22nd \ \7ing A-4. Congratulations, of his .. very capable communica-ply building, but T/Sgt. Joe captain. Bl k h k t th. g goi'ng re Chalmer, Captain Hertz, First tions officer, Henry W Rice, to 1 f t ac as ep m s -S/Sgt. Lou Stein and his little 0 the rank of first lieutenant. n orma IOn on gardless of all the moving going Lieutenants Montgomery, Ban-woman covered a bit of terri-Lt on. What do you say, Joe, about croft, Rien, Friedlar1der, Warren tory on his three-day pass, tak. Rice was born and grew 3 k' 3 5 d ? up in New Castle, Pa. where his Ration Book No. stoc mg up on x car s. and Smelt. Their new bars shine ing in St. Petersburg, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles First Sgt. Harold Rhinefeld is more brightly tha n the Florida Ocala, Silver Springs and other v. Rice, reside. back as top kick in Headquarters sun! points of interest in Florida. Lt: Rice entered the service in Information on ration book No. Plotting Battalionh aTfte1 r _at rest Several stripes have also b een Corporals Albert F ern and Fer-3 will soon be available. Sgt. Gar-cure of one mont a {e r easy, added to the sleeves of some of dinand J acobsen have been going 1940. He served at Langley f f th B R GI d t b 1 l and Porter Ield, o e ase a-Sarge. a o see you ac c the "wheels" of battalion h ead-r egularly to St. Pete r sburg on Field, Va. He was commissioned tion Board,. stated that applica-th d ff 11 g d l t a Warrant Officer in May, 194 2. We have a new section in -our quarters. Rubin, the sergeant rnae) r a y s o a e e Y o go He subsequently attended OCS tions for ration book No. 3, which 50lst Hqs. which is known as jor, is now a maste r sergeant, swimming What the res t of us at Miami Beach, where he re-will one and two, the Surgeon's Office. Ma.ior D. "Texa s Love l ace is now a staff would like t o know i s how long ceived his commission on graduavailable in the near fu-A Sherber, Lt. J. D. Bl-oom, s ergeant, and D a w son i s a T-5. If since has the S t P etersburg ation. Following this, he was and an able-bodied staff, with you value your hide, don't refer chambe r o f c ommerce bee n putassigned to the 8 4th and reas-The actual date of issue will be Sgt. John Ponic in charge, are to Texas as "staff sergeant." He's ting per fume in the ocean to ensigned to the 405th when it was published in The Echoes and will doing a fine job of keeping a modes t cus s, Brushhead Brown-t i c e GI b athers? activated. be posted on company bulletin these guys straight with their ell and Homer Hart are still buck-Pfc. John Solok i s f u rloughing boards throughout the Post. Sgt. medical appointments. So come ing. in Vest aburg, Pa. Lt. and Mrs. R ice live in Clear-Porterfield said the procedure on, fellows, let's keep these ap-The private s and corporals all S / S g t. Charlie Cre w s i s just water. will be for each company to sub-pointments, .and save them a deserve a lot of credit for the back from furlough. He majored mit a letter to 'the Base Ration lot of paper work. These den-way that they have taken all of in S avannah and minored at MjSgt. Mustin on Furlough O ffice the n_umber of tist drills and the shots don't the outfit's details with no m o r e home in Winston-Salem. Charles men authonzed to ratwn sepa-hurt very much. than a good soldier' s gripes. The y is a musician, and while majoring M/Sgt. Amps B. Mustin, chief rately. can't wait, though, until all of in Savannah, he d reamed up a of. Heat:!quarters material Applications covering the re-S /Sgt. Joe Kalenik and Corp. the boys on the C amp M artin r i ght smart love ditty. Now that secbon, 15 takmg a fur-quests will be returned to the or-Jenkins are leaving us this week tearup detail g e t back. Nice g oing, it's public news Sarge, what's the Iough. Sgt. Mustin is one of ganizations to be executed by the for the northern pines up around boys! : y oung lady's name ? We also un those section chiefs who take it individuals. They will then Amsterdam, N. Y. Say hello to The regular s c ribe for thi s derstand tha t your song, "I Can't on the chin and he bores into his be forwarded to the Ration OfAlbany for me, boys. I wish I column is on a three-da y pass. H elp It," got an airing over the work uncomplainingly. His in-fice, whereupon the ration book were going along with you. His wife came down for a visit. radio waves, and that it went over terest in his duty is exemplified will be made up and issued to Staff Sgt. E J Daub. He should be in shape to t ake in a big way. A Winchell posie by the fact that this is his first the applicant. 501st Headquarters. over next week, lucky fellow. for you.


DREW !FJELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PAGE SEVEN Tasco Review at Drew Cast of 100 to Appear Drew Field personnel has a date. Saturday evening, August 21, with the members of the Tampa Shipbuilders Members of the organization will present the Tasca Review at Recreation Building No. 1, beginning at 8 :15p.m. The majority of departments in the Tasca yards will be represented in the huge show which has already won praise following the benefit show given August 2, at the Tampa Municipal Auditorium for the Navy Receiving Center's Welfare fund. More than 100 persons will make up the cast which will include several specialty numbers which have appeared on professional stages throughout the country. Frank Grasso, well known in Tampa mus'ic circles, and Danny Sheehan, owner of one of Tampa's outstanding dance studios, have rated in preparation of the review. Joe N. Marsh is act-. ing as business manager. Mary Dee E d wa r d s has charge of costuming for the performance. The Navy Recruiting Center will furnish a chorus of more than 40 voices. The group is composed of young men who :will man the ships built by the Tascoans. Shipyard worker Iven Wiegand, former professional aerialist, whose high-wire act with her husband, Jim, is one of the many highlights of the Tasco Revue. The 69th AAF Band Passes in Review Total Service of 5 M-Sgfs. -In 301 sf Is 77 Years ; Joseph Eberling Top s List By S/SGT. ARTHUR CAMPER last Sunday between Danny's 301st Bomb. Sq. News Jewel Box and the Br_ass Rail. Members of the stnctly-stag Corp. Carlo J). Ac<;:etola Long party were S /Sgt. Robert '"Pop" Island, _N. Y., submits the tall Larson, Great Falls, Mont.; Sgt. tale of the week: Sgt. Warren. H Charles E Dewitt, Glenmont, Du!ln, Berlcel_man Neb., claims Ohio; Sgt. George J. Dougherty, (wrthout battmg an to Philadelphia, Pa. ; Sgt. Manuel have shot a _Pheasant m 71Ight at Silva, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Sgt. Carl 300 ya1:ds a .22 nfle. .Acce-Vandagrift, C in c inn at i; Sgt. tola thmks 1t s the heat. Ernest E Ocker, Columbus, Ohio; No Takers on This Defi Some interesting statistics on five maste1 sergeants in the 301st. Their total years of service amounts to 77 years which is good for 25 hash marks-a sleeve full! Topping the list is permaneni M/Sgt. Joseph J. Eberling, East St. Louis, Ill., with 26 yea1s, all in the air corps. Eberling prides himself on once having crewed General Arnold's p I a n e. Following Eberling in o1der, are: M/Sgt. Albert J. Snodgrass, bridge, Ohio, with 19 years; M/Sgt. Erick P. Ropert, East Tawas, Mich. with 17 years; 1\1/Sgt. N. B. Alford, Jackson, Miss., with 10 years and M/Sgt. Edward V. Davis, Magnolia, Mass. with five years of military service. An enviable record and we defy any other squadron in the 84th to approach it. Bartenders Bonanza! We've finally identified that thirsty and merrymaking crew which. divided its time in Tampa Corp: John Pankulics, Carteret, N J.; Corp. Julius M. Pichetti, Wainwright, Ohio; Corp. Paul Smith; Bangor, Pa. and Pvt. Joseph W. Fay, Bridgeport, Conn. It was a gay affair and there were no casualties. Out of the h<:>spital and back on the job are S /Sgt. Walter A. Baggett, Newnan, Ga., _good-natured operations head, and Sgt. Al Lillick, Portsmouth, Ohio, hardworking communications mechanic. Welcome back, fellows. No Wonder! "He stood up and froze in his tracks." This is a stock phrase in the horror magazines but it wasn't fear that held Sgt. A: J. Bannon, Harrison, Neb., the other night. Returning to the barracks late one evening after cool refreshments at the,PX, the popular sergeant. decided to slip into his bath slippers, ready for a shower. He stood up to move but couldn't shoes were nailed fast to the floor! Sergeant Bannon has a few clues and is tracking down the guilty culprit. Headquarters News From Fifth Signal A. ,W. Tng. Bnlt By PVT. JOSEPH F. COVIELLO ... A courteous farewell to Lt. Like a boit from the blue, Col. Henry R. Chamberlin, reTuesday, Aug. 3, 1943, came .the Iieved f() assume the duties of ruling by the commanding officer Deputy Execu.tive Officer at of the 5th SAW Trng. Bn., Lt. Col. Richards that everyone from AWUTC, hqs. The Tasco Review will come to Drew Field under the sponsorship of the Base Special Service Office. By SGT. WILL KREWSON the 5th Hq. (officers included) About this headquarters, an addition of six trumpets is would have to apply his_ "words of wisdom" prowess to feats of glad1atonal-A "d f tl t t d Moats Supply 563rd Fish Bait As minutes hav. e turned to necessary. Sgt. Bo_ots1e Booth,_ o.f physical h :aining. As they went og ace recen y pro es e t th h the additional work cast upon his hours, hours to days, days o e St. Pete Boot s, leads on ms through the paces, despite a few shoulders because "dogface II" weeks, weeks to months, and the Bach "terpit" and Pvt. "Two "ughs" and groans, the EM and was employed elsewhere. His months finally gathered themBeat" Munk relieves him as solo-officers showed themselves splen-verbal protest, weak though it Nonswimmers often make the 1 t S t H C didly was, w .ent something like this: best Coaches. Ask S /Sgt. Leis-selves into an eventfu year, 1s g arry Ferns and. orp. Report-to th1"s agent have 1"t "I'm always do1"ng his work, I Ure' Who Wa. s found Chasing mer-many members have passed Joe (Panch. o I wish I was in s th t S t B l d f have my own to do; why should maids in the blue deep. Some through the doors of Barracks Chicago) Wright fight it out on a g ragg P aye a me I do his?" In response. a tactful minnows, believe it or not, were llC 4 ( 1 T 2?2) d 1 t d c R game; but, and I quote Lt. Mu-ff" t t d "'D f I' salvaged from the 563rd moat, to -ormer y an a smg e par an orp. uss sum_ eci, "I played good too." 0 lCer re or e og ace you f d th ll k 69th Hoe d Pf L d g do the" are not doing 'dogface Il's work, win a bet that po.or fish do not orme e now we -nown 1 r an c. u Wl Ir On the face of it, I would say you're doing your share of a big exist on Drew field-Come to Bn Army Air Forces band. calisthenics on the off-beat. Russ that Lt. Cowan played the job that confronts e''ery soldier HQ ahd see for yourself! First and most important to ar-also does "the take-off work with hardest, for he was .. mud-splat-in the u. s. Army." Needless to Past noted rive, was T/Sgt. Lester G. Baker, Booth's "Big Twelve and does tered when he came in at 1645 say, "dogface I" conceded the for the1r mght hfe. Parties were The look of awe and surprise sobriety of the officer's advice. sponsored by Company "D" and _left shortly afterwards for a good JOb at It. on a private's face when he HQ. -An evening of good. fellow-trammg as a band leader. After No band could be complete approached the adjutant in DUMMY UP SOLDIER ship was the keynote. From all attending the Army Music school without woodwinds, consisting of search of information, was as if "From the mouths of fools repas ts, the linger on-at Fort Myer Va.,.from which he clarinets, saxophones and flute in to say, "so they've got you doflow"-that outfit is going to particularly over m HQ -men ing it too, eh?" (censored) island, because in there never got to sleep. And it's graduated m a month w1th hon-our case. Sgt. Luke Luukkonen Supply recently we exchanged not the mosquitoes that keep ors, Mr. Baker returned to. the (co-originator) of the Deep Sleep A recent article in a local paper (censored) clothing for (centhem awake. band he had initiated and took Eleven and the Deep Sleep Hour cause;d a stir inf sored) clothing. Besides they Away from it all is Sgt. Hun-over his takes on the solo clarinet chair trainmg section IS qs.; 1 could not use (censored) in a ziker. We doubt very much present duties as band ably assisted by Corp. Joe Ownseems athlete has (censored) cl.JJnate. This whether he reaches his furlough leader. ings and Corp. Chub Costello. Dee s of 1540 consecutive stray bit of infOrmation over destination. He left something We then began to build the Pfcs. Bettman, Boldt and Purga, sit-ups. Lt. Dee_has the heard on a bus line. r quote interesting stranded in Tampa. band, starting first with the per-and Pvts. Becker, Budnik and challe_nge, ,?nd alms to he down from a newspaper article, "It has What is it worth to you, boys? h Giuliano l_end a very important a?d sit-up at least 3081, or pos-been reported that tlle ".re a t :est cusswn. Sgt. Woody Harwick as s 1bly 1nore' '" Sgt. Faulkner spends his time held down the very difficult posi-supporting role on the various hotbeds of information for the in Clearwater. (So do thousands tion of bass drummer and this parts. Sgt. Bud Estes our noted HANSEN UP enemy are public carriers, such as of others). St. Petersburg also particular "Pennsylvania Dutch-c 0 m P 0 s e r-arranger who has A truly impressive sight was trains, busses, and pick-up rides; provides swimming facilities and man" is giving our military band worked for Jimmy Dorsey, viewed by this correspondent bars, night clubs and public "other divisions" for our travel-its concert "beat." Assisting we .Charlie Barnet, Alvino Reye and Thursday, Aug. 5, 1943, when T/3 dances, also, make good fifth coling romeo. Sgt. Brundage and have Corp. Dee Clements and other name bands does the bass Victor Hansen was dtUy sworn in umn hangouts." Let's be careful Corp. MacDermott will take Sulyours truly on the snare drum, clarinet justice as he "gets with as WO jg. The look of modest of what we say; why not talk phur Springs anytime-Ask Sgt. and not to be outdone we chalit." Jerry Sedlak, sergeant, who pride and satisfaction that about the weather? The latter Me5singer. leng t k arranged such a fine party at swept over the EM' s countenance was always a favorite topic of That tutti-fruitti ice cream in evene 0 rna e more nOise, Clearwater for supplies the filled my heart with pride. Slowconversation in civilian life. the mess hall should earn the flute parts in the concerts and ly, but with determined articula-What can be the differences be-mess sergeant another stripe. We Next we must add a sprinkl-his piccolo can be heard in our tion, he followed the words of Lt. tween the National Guard and ihe anxiously await the return of Sgt. ing of basses and horns. Pfc's parades. Supporting our clari.Cowan as the latter administered members of the Army (regulars)? Brumley from his furlough. He AI Woodke and Harry Williams nets, we have our four saxophone the oath with these words, I A query was recently overheard, should have some exciting copy supply depth to the band with demons, consisting of corp. Mike Victor Hansen, having been ap-to the effect, "'\"fhere would the ready. their bass horns. Harry is also Galdino, Pfc. Gus (Pie) DeRid-pointed temporarily a WO, jg. in Army be if it were not f0r the Lightening of the sugar rea fine string bassist and helps der, Pfc. Bobby Kuttner and Corp. the Army of the United States," National Guard?" "On its Vicstriction so far has had no effect our dance ork's work themSammy Schiavone. etc., etc. Tojo take note: The tory parade," was the clever re-on daily sugar reports, but don't selves into a frenzy. Corp. Don That, in addition to qualifications portrayed in WO tort. give up hope, boys. Stockwell, Pfc. Norm Nailor John Suszynski (piano) the Victor Hansen, are kaleidoscope 1---------------Recent answer to questionnaire and Pvt. Orville Mehus round "wolf" of the band, who in-of similar qualities instinctive of as to dependents: "One on the out our bass section on baritone cidentally rambles on the America's youth on all battle way." Allotment papers are now and trombones respectively.. Glockenspiel, cymbals and fronts. being prepared in advance but T/Sgt. Elwood F. Eaton, our typewriter in Bb, along with held pending further develop-first sergeant, has taken over Pvts. Elmo Logsdon and Artie ments! the solo horn chair and may be Carchedi completes our organi-Waxing floors and other com-seen puffing on his zation. ,Some f those who plications are all taken in their French bugle. Elli has long were with us have gone to or stride by a busy adjutant. been one of the boys and shares ganize new bands, but we still in our good fortunes and bad JEEP RIDES POPULAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.-Purchase of $2 worth of war stamps was made the price of a jeep ride in Klamath Falls. In three days the rides brought in at total of $13,436. fortunes, joys and sorrows. Pfc. remember them in many of our Bob Crow switches between his conversations. French horn and trumpet, and We hope in the near future to Pvt. Frank Zecchino plays his welcome many more to our orviolin and horn to his heart's ganization so that they too might content. enjoy the privileges of being a To complete our brass section 69th Army Air Forces bandsman. Congrats to Mr. Lynn S. Krohn, WO, jg. recently appointed. Congrats also to Sgt. E. W. Sptith for receiJlt of the Good C.ot;tduct award. A cheer to mail clerk, Jack Applebaum, whose tireless efforts have possible speedy receipt of mail to the personnel concerned. A word of greeting to our new CO, Col. James McGra\\"C and our Ass't. Exec. Officer, Major Bradford. .... -""' DON'T A.fK MiM& Ill PlliCEf 01? WAcD


. 1 PAGE EIGHT DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 _11., .... .. Sarasota Week's Entertainment r PROFESSOR DOOBLATZ, STAFF fun ferreter, made the rounds this week and came up with Sarasota as the winner in the fun derby for Gis. He has stacked up a convincing pile of evidence: illustrated by the pictures on these pages. One word of caution has the learned: Dooblatz: "Lay off the week-end bus." HERE'S THE REASON: Sarasota hospitality. The whole town is "all out" for Uncle Sam' s boys and you'll find everyone (including_ scads of young pretties) anxwus to show you the highlights of Sarasota. Here are some of them below! ARMY AND NAVYclub, Sarasota's Madison Square Garden, offers service men 144 different indoor _games, writing rooms, comfortable dancing every night on one of Florida's largest floors, with refreshments and juQior hostesses on himd. Anothei: Service Mens' club oli the municipal pier offers additional entertainment. RINGLING ART MUSEUM, offers a $40,000,000 collection of original works of art in surroundings of breathtaking splendor. free to you from nine in the morning 'til four in the afternoon. Reach by bus from "Five Points," Sarasota's hub. __ ,.. IN TAMPA SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION AQgust 20-August 26, 1943 Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West Lafayette street; USO clubs and uso traveler's aid,_ 502 Florida avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station. Shaving, shower and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs street; USO, 5()6 Madison street; USO, 214 North poulevard, and Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing fqr all service meri and wqmen, and families at 607 Twiggs street, USO. Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-at Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-'53-694. Make reservations by noon. Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 7 p.m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Also shqpping guide service and package wrapping at all USO clubs and Christian Service center. USO ACTIVITIES Friday, Aug. 2010:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' c!ass, 607 Twiggs street. 7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p.m.-Music and sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p.m.-Dance on the patio-orchestra, 506 -Madison street. 8:30 p.m.-Weekly musicale, 214 North Boulevard. 8:30 p.m.-Voice recordings, 214 North Boulevard. 8 : 30 p.m.-Bingo-Prize every game, 214 North Boulevard. Saturday, Aug. 21-. 8:30 p.m.-Games at 506 Madison street. 8:30 p m .-Dance with orchestra, 214 North Boulevard. Sunday, Aug. 22-. 9 : 30 a m .-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street. 1:00 p .m.-Swimming party and picnic. Bring your suit and meet" at 506 Madison street. 3 : 00 p m .-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street. 4 : 30 p.m.-Music study and social hour, 607 Twiggs street. 6:30 p.m.-Vespers services. Fellowship hour, 214 N .Boulevard. 6:30 p m .-Vespers, 607 Twiggs street. 7:00 p.m.-Rou1;1d table discussion conducted by AAUW, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p m .-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard. 8 : 30 p .m.-Dance on patio. Orchestra, 506 Madison street. Monday, Aug. 237 : 00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street. 7:oo p m .-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : oo p.m.-Ping pong tournament, 214 North Boulevard. 8 : 30 p.m.-Organized card games, 214 North Boulevard. 8 :30 p.m.-Voice recording on phonograph disks, 214 North Boulevar d 8 : 30 p .m.-Bingo party, 506 Madison street. Tuesday, Attg. 24-8:00 p m .-Sewing cl a ss 607 Twiggs street. 8 :00 p m .-Music appreciation, 214 North Boulevard. 8 : 30 sing, 506 Madison street. 8 : 30 p.m.-Sketching instruction, 214 North, Boulevard. 8:30 p.m.-Dance at Jl .funicipal auditorium. 9 : 00 p.m.-Chess cJub, 214 North Boulevard. Wednesday, Aug. 257:30 p.m.-'-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p.m.-Dance instruction with instructors-from Arthur Murray 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p : m .-Volleyball and games, 506. Madison street. 8 : 30 p m .-l;eature movie, 214 North Boulevard. 8 : 30 p m .-Camera club, 214 North Boulevard. 9:00 p.m.-Dancing at 607 Twiggs street. Thursday, Aug. 26-. 8 : 00 p.m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p.m.-Parish night at 506 Madison street. 8 : 30 p.m.-Dance on patio, 214 North Boulevard. ACTIVITIES CLEARED THROUGH THE RECREATION I OFFICE Friday, Aug. 20-. 8 : 00 p m .-Party at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler, streets 8:00 p .m.-Dance at Drew Service club. 8:00 p.m.-Bingo party and refreshments at Navy Mothers' club, W ater street. Saturday, Aug. 217 : 00-11 : 00 p m .-;-Dance at Elks' club, Florida avenue and Madi-son str e e t. Sunday, Aug. 22-2:00 p m .-Inter-Social club games at Cuscaden park, Fifteenth street and Columbus drive, free to service men. 3:00 p.m.-Ping p o n g tournament at Christian Service center, T ampa and Tyler streets. 5:00 p m .-Social g et-together at Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water street. 5 : 30 p.m.-Songfest and re&-e shments at First Methodist church, Florida and Tyler streets. 6:00 p.m.-Victory at Christian Servicecenter. and broadcast over WTSP. 6 : 30 p.m.-Young people' s forum at First Presbyterian Service center, Polk and Marion streets. 8:00 p :m.-Fellowship hour. and refreshments at Hyde Park Methodis t church, Platt and Cedar streets, and also at Riverside Baptist churcl:l, Tampa and Keys streets. (Continued on Page 16) ']' Rec Hall Offers Free Fur ( .::.; Restless? Looking for sp!lle-. thing to do this evening-but the old billfold looks pretty slerlder? Soldiers, a sv:eu at bmldmg1 One tomght, and every :._Qther night in the week. And it 'lfon't cost you a penny. --."ic. There's plenty of. talent right here on Drew to entertairi'tyou. Many well-known past-pr_bfes sionals, now wearing only too glad to provide you;\'J'ith. a laugh or a thrill during :your leisure time. Performers from ... the surrounding town s wilL Qe there to aid in the furi; -:too. You've no doubt heard-:Y 9ur bitddies rave over such talented senoritas as the infecti6us Mercedes Ybor, or the gracieftil Dorothy Gonzales. Come .-'and see them for yourself!. .:.L Your Special Service : .'lt 'a; which supervises these and .many other daily entertainment Aea tures, you and your:'idate over to join the crowd at Hall Number One. : s .ee-,.a good show; you'll have a -.g),-)ind time; and your wages still be intact when you get back -to your barracks. .>. ,, ... Visit Your PX! ,. BRANCH i.OCA'.tiPN *Ma .in Bev. and tr. 2nd & F Main Mdse. and Spec. ,. i-": Order Dept. 2nd & A.'fe. F *Nci:-' 1 ............. 8th & A y e_; A *No ; 2 ...... Area F on-.1\ixe,_:J No. 3 ............ 8th & H No.4 ........ : E-1st No. 5 ....... ... Camp No. 6 ... ...... .... No. 8 . 4th & A;v:e L *No. 9 ......... Hosp. Area.:!B ilO *No. 10 . 1st & J No. 11 ......... 2nd & M No. 12 ............. No. 15 .... ........ 3rd F. C : .... 3 F ... C:kHq. Filling Sta .... Ave. J at. E. F,ence *-Branches with Soda or Beer Gardens .. :;-_ .. Radio Week ... -: :: Monday through SaturdaY.i--7:05 a.m., WFLA-Drew Fiel<:l,-;i:Reveille. _y, Monday, 8:30 p m The Right Answer or Tuesday, 6 : 30 p : m., WFL:A.'.;..:.. ected, the captain said. Drew Field ha's beeJi:able to stretch its stock of beeiiH>Y reducing the number of'/dispensing hours from foui\-:' to three. tQ}f ""' BOB \tC YANKWI:'zt;_ 1_. Humdrum: a bore; a low. Humbug: a trickisli one who deceives or a fraud. A" :: 2. A :. 3. No-a b1llet doux l.S letter. .. 4. Nearest: brisket; steak; last: round steak. -. -';1 .. : 5. More likely that two ;;l!J:ort parents. will have a tall. .. 6. Ha1r. _':{;;-; 7. Fiv!'! 'JF', 8 A nickel has no of dom from Want. '';.' .. 10. Climate refers to the : ;tver-, age weather throughout tb,e Weather' refers to the condij;fQn,_of the atmosphere at any .....


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PAGE NINE Bet-Local Schedule Looks Good WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS NOS. 1 and ( Friday 20 and Saturday 21-"Behind the Rising Sun," Margo, Robert Ryan, .J. Carrol Naish; "Community Sing No. 1," "On A Wing and a Prayer," RKO Pathe News No. 102. Sunday 22-"Pittsburgh,'* Marlene Randolph Scott; "Dog Sense," Sports Review, "Camouflage," Terrytoon. Monday 23-"Silver Spurs," Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette; "That Natzy Nuisance," Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin. Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25-"Heaven Can Wait," Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn; RKO Pathe News No. 103. Thursday 26-"Submarine Base," John Litel, Fifi D 'Orsay; "Three Little Twirps,'' Three Stooges; "Western Cowgirl''; Per son-Oddities; "The Truck That Flew,'' Madcap Models. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2: and 3 Friday 20-"Spotlight Scandals," Billie Gilbert, Frank-Fay, Bonnie Baker; "Journey to Yesterday," MGM Miniature; "Rac ing Royalty,'' Sportscope; "Super Mouse Rides Again," Terrytoon. Saturday 21-"Pittsburgh,'' Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, RKO Pathe News flage," Terr:ttoon. Saturday 22 and Monday 23-"Heaven Can Wait," Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn, RKO Pathe News No. 103. Tuesday 24-"Silver Spurs," Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette; "That Natzy Nuisance," Bobby Watson, JoeDevlin. Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26-"This Is the Army,'' All Star Cast; RKO Pathe News No. 104. Friday 27-"Submarine Base," John Litel, Fifi D 'Orsay; "Three Little Twirps," Three Stooges; "Western Cowgirl,'' Person-Oddities; "The Truck Tha.t Flew," Madcap Models. .. .9''', RECREATION BUILDING NO. 1 .. ... Friday, Aug. 20, 8:15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents. Saturday, Aug. 21, 8:15 -p.m.---.:uso Musical Review. Sunday, Aug. 22, 8:15 p.m -A. W. Melody Hour. Monday, Aug. 23, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m., Guest Star. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 8:15 p .m.-Marion Lohrig Presents. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8:00 p.m:-Dress Rehearsal. Thursday, Aug. 25, 8:30 p.m.-Music, Mirth, and Madness. ENLIST_ED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB Friday, Aug. 20, 8:00 p.m.-Dance. Saturday Aug. 21, 8:15 p.m.-Band Concert Monday, Aug. 23, 8:00 p.m.-Dance. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 8:00 p.m.--Concert of Recorded Music. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 8:00 p.m.-Dance (Girls from St. Petersburg.) Thursday, Aug. 26, 8:00 p.m.-Open. St. Petersburg Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and_ Second avenue north. Phone 4755. HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from 9 11.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. ;Bathhouse, suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance instruction. PiER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night. Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction Monday and Thursday. Special A_ctivities Friday, Aug. 20: 8:00 p.m. Jitterbug and waltz contest. Prizes. PIER CENTER. Saturday, Aug. 21: 8:00 p.m. DANCE AT PIER. Sunday, Aug. 22: 3:00 p.m. Becky Cox will draw your portrait. HOME CENTER. 5:00 p m .. Canteen supper. Home cooked food. HOME CENTER. 7:00 p.m. Informal party, sing. Refreshments. PIER CENTER: Monday, Aug. 23: 7:30 p .m. Square dancing. Hill-billy music. PIER CENTER. Tuesday, Aug. 24: 7:30p.m:. Becky Cox will draw your portrait. HOME CENTER. 7:30 p.m. Bridge. Prizes. PIER CENTER. Wednesday, Aug. 25: 7:30 p.m. Special dance at pier with ORCHESTRA. At both centers every night Bomb-A-Dears, St. Petersburg's junior hostesses are on hand to help you have a good time. POOL AT SARASOTA-LIDO lures service men from all over Florida. One of the world's finest beaches at the same spot and lots going on in the entertainment line. Top attraction on this trip. A 10-minute bus ride from "Five Points." DON'T OVERLOOK. Shuffleboard, tennis, badminton and a score of other outdoor games available to service men in Sarasota. Check through. Mrs. Johnston at the Army and Navy club. FISH FROM CAUSEWAY railings and "get 'em." The cordiality of easy going Sarasotans will amaze you. They'll tell you to take it easy on the sun, as violet ray strength of old sol's rays is maximum here. GOLF AT ITS BEST at the Bobby Jones course; the fairways will remind you of your home layout. There's a waiting station for rides to Bobby Jones course across from the courthouse on Washington boulevard. Never crowded. YOU'LL APPRECIATE this one-free lodging for 75 service men nightly at the American Legion hall 011 9th and Washington. Register between 10:30 and 11:30. SARASOTA'S PEACHES have treed. this timid warrior You won't let this worry you says Dooblatz, knowing Drew field soldiers. "TEXAS JIM" ELL subdues a crocodile at the world famous Sar asota Reptile farm. Show '!-tis picture at the gate :you'll be.admitted free.


PAGE DREW FiELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 SOLDIER! for Your CONVENIENCE Listed below is the civilian bus schedule as operated by the Air Bus Lines of Tampa, leaving Tampa and arriving at the East Gate. This schedule will be. very valuable to you if it is preserved.. Cut This Schedule Out and Paste It on Cardboard. Jt Will Not Appear Again! e .CIVILIAN. BUS SCHEDULE: Leave Tampa Arrive East Gate 5 : 10 A.M. 5:30 A .M. 5:20 A.M. 5:40 A.M. 5 :30 A.M. 5 :SO A .M. 5:4il A.M. ,; 6:00A.M. 5:50 A.M. 6:10 A.M. 6 :00A.M. 6:20 A.M. 6:10A.M. 6:30A.M 6 :20 A.M. 6 :et. N<>rth on East First Street to 0 Avenue. West on 0 Avenue to First Street. South on First Street to N Avenue. West on N to Fifth Street. South onFifth Street to J Avenue. on J Avenue to Second Street. South on Second Street to F Avenue. East on F Avenue 1o Seeond Street. South on East Second Street to East Gate. STOPS: 1. B Avenue un

DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN DREW WACs Taught J : udo Drew Field WACs not only are learning how to hold their men, but also how to toss them for a big loss. The female GI's are taking to Judo, and as the pictures show, they're quite good at it. Every Thursday night the WACs repair to their gymnasium to go through the various holds, tosses, and flips-and no holds are barred. The man who is teaching the WACs to toss other men around is Sgt. Walter Glickman, a New Yorker and an old hand at Judo. Assisted by Corp. Vergil Smart, of Memphis, Glickman illustrates the various holds and ways of flooring an opponent, then tells the WACs to go to it. Screams, Giggles and Grunts Eagerly, the girls pair off, and with a mixture of screams, giggles and grunts, they flip each other onto the mattress-covered floor. When they become adept at throwing their sisters around, the WACs turn on their instructors. After bouncing off the floor several times, Glickman and Smart realize the WACs are good pupils. "They are learning fast," Glickman said. "I always contended that women can fight, and these WACs are proving my point. They're good at Judo." Glickman, who was a vaudeville trouper in civil life, believes every soldier should be familiar with Judo. WAC Officers Like Judo "The average American soldier fights too clean," he said. "It is important for him to use tactics so often employed by the enemy." Judging by the interest shown by the WACs in the.ir Judo instruction, they agree with Glickman. And pitching right in there with the rest of the girls are Lt. Doris E. Ward, commanding officer of the 756th Post Headquarters company, and Lt. Dorothy A. Porter, mess and recreation officer. Corp. Estela Salisbury, of Pullman, Wash., an advanced Judo student, has this to say of Glickman's f 1 i p s and tosses: "The serious side of it isn't. what appeals to us so much as the pure fun of it. 'It's Wonderful Thrill' "It's a wonderful thrill that a girl can get in sailing through the air or causing, somebody else to sail through the air, with the greatest of ease, as the song goes. The Drew WACs are learning to appreciate Judo." The corporal, a school teacher in Idaho before entering the WACs, studied at the University of Idaho. She received her basic training at Fort Des Moines, and also studied at the administration school there. She is now a clerk in Base Personnel office. No jitterbug variation this. Corp. Ver a instructor, has been tailed to teach the WACs. Buddies said th was one detail that caused no griping. Here is showing Corp. Estela Salisbury a fundamental in how to grasp an oppo nent. Another advanced student, Pvt. Margaret Smalley, of Cheyenne, Wyo., a dental assistant at the denjal clinic, commented: "I think Judo's swell. It's very educational and very interesting. Apart from its possible usefulness, it's a lot of fun." Corporal Salisbury has been through the various holds and tosses and now feels she's ready to go on her own. She chooses Pvt. Margaret Smalley as her victim. Note the corporal's kick. Private Smalley tur:ns out to be good pupil! She learns quickly and now is about to shoot the Judo to 'the instructor. away with "one teacher, Judo-ist Smalley tackles the Head instructor, Sgt. Walter Glickman, breaks his grip and is about to flip him over her shoulder. The WAC private sends the regular GI sergeant spinning. Tsk tsk, Glickman, what would the characters back on Broadway say if they -saw this?


PAGE TWELVE DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 Financial F ellers Break Into Print; the Lowdown From Base Finance Det. Slow Starter. But 9th FCC Boys Co. D Got There Playa Bit Rough, ('%ti Co. D 563rd SAW Bn. '{j By S/Sgt. Mike Dodd By CORP. ALFRED J. HEBERT Last Wednesday evening Co. D There was action and excite-Physical training has hit the Finance detachment in a entertained its members with a ment galore on the trusty sail big way. Not sat_isfied with afternoon recreation in the beer party. The party, like all boat, TallyHo Sunday at St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Mexico. form of softball, volleyball and calisthenics several of the parties, started off rather quiet. Each Sunday, a group of 9th fellows have tl!ken to earlymorning activity, 6:00 a.m. to The reason being, everyone was --. -"" Fighte:r;s, usually composed of ist be exact, which includes distance running, chinning, push tired from the day's toil and the By CORP. ALVIN M. AMSTER Sgt. Dick B:_ennan, M/Sgt. Adolf I f h" t h 1 l"ft" t h d t t Frank, T/Sgc. John Mann, S/Sgt. ups and varied exercises. nsbgator o t IS grea P ysiCa up I spin s a no. as ye KeeJ?mg up with the Squadron Mike Dodd, Sgt. Valentino Inno-exhibition is Sergeant Bentley, all-around athlete. Rough-had their well known effect. Too, alumm: W:hen our m.en left for centi, Corp. Joe Sofranko, corp. est event of the week was a three-man affair. In the everyone was doing more eating those DeR1dder outfits several Herbert Ross, Pfc. Fenton Har middle of a n interesting and fast game of v olleyball T /S_ g t. than drinking. And tell me, who ago, they thought it was bour, Pfc. Fred Snook, Pfc. Edgar Flonda goodby! But fate thought Steel, and others rent the graceful Ray Popp, enlisted pay head man, was furiously attacked ever heard of anyo!le feelmg. as differently ... Joffrion and Mar-TallyHo and embark on the salty by none other than that former Big-Ten wrestler, T/Sgt. he were. flymg, after .m-tin. are now with the 53rd at Ft. blue Gulf for a pleasant cruise in Spencer E. Dimond, and that Georgia tough guy, TjSgt. only m chips, Myers Olivier and Ashe the bay. Sll!ldwiChes all kmds, and joi-ned the 97th Fighter Control Reuben W. Hawes. Needless to say, it was a strictly rugged ollves. at Sarasota ... and "Frenchy" Several St. Pete beach cuties affair. But then It came. A few of the Robert now belongs to the 312th were lured into last Sunday's EnJ'oying f -urloughs at the R S S p fellows began to feel as though at Perry trip, and everything was going nlpe noo s they had just "seen the light." moment are S/Sgt. Jack Gladney, This naturally attracted more Hq. so!t of trounced along fine until Corp. Bill McSgt.. Charles Berristein, and for Gas Boys 1n fellows. With a large crowd, and Cann, posing in his trunks on many more beers being consumed J. Go dahn s vahant PI_tchmg the rail, lost his balance and S /Sgt. Eugene Knowles. .The 8 1 Ch I C Ye Old Tavern (alias Day Room) Was!te _said the toppled overboard. After los-services of these men will be 1 emiCQ Oe began to jump. The beer itself MarJtOr had poor fieldmg sup: greatly missed. during their ab-was soon a thing of the past. All po ). But the Hq. Officers iJig his balance, Bill must have t th that was remaining was the deby t!J.e lost his head .also, for although sence, but we all know tha ey By .RUPE SNIPE brdhant playin -C I WII sired effects. g ""' 0 -he can swim, he began sinking are all deserving of the iittle va-Now that we are really at Drew Regardless of any small mal-. hams, bonged -th_e 9M. f!f_fiCers in the briny deep and calling cation. Returning from furlough for a longer stay than we expect-adjustment such as a slight head-and the mvmctbihty of for help without so much as is Sgt. Irvin Peckett, who still ed, we think. it proper to let the ache, a good time was had by all. the FC. putting up a struggle to save b t R h t N y Speaking about officers, con-himself. Gorp. Barney Burger raves on a ou oc es er, outlying parts of the field in on Second Lieutenant Furman of D gratulations to our new Captains, and Corp. Ross dashed to his Returning, too, from that city is the doing and happenings of this company went deep sea fishing A. J. Wallace, the Sq. Surgeon; rescue, and' soon had the nearly Sgt. Robert Puffer, as much in somewhat "gas-happy" contingent off Clearwater beach in the Gulf N. A. Anderson, Asst. A-3; E. E. drovirned corporal back in the love 'as usual _and with everyone of men. Tbe1 e was a time in our of Mexico. One hundred pounds Erickson, A-1, E T. boat. expecting an official statement on long history when it was impos-of edible fisl. wer.e caught. Ac-Clark, Asst. Signal OffiC_er. WeiBut this was only the begin-companying the lieutenant were, come to Lt_. G. M. _Collms, Asst. ning. Next, the guys and gals his affair shortly. Sgt. Garner sible to distinguish the attached lst Sgt. Coppel, T/4 Brumley and Sq. Operatlqns Offic.er, started throwing glasses of ice F. Smith_ is more definite about from the assigned personnel, and S/Sgt. Faulkner. They all en-returned from foreign service, water at each other, which doesn't his wedding .plans, an early Sepnow that we know who is as-joyed the fish and definitely show and now a member of the squad-feel any too pleasant what with tember affair. signed we can speak more free-the effects of being exposed to ron staff. the stiff Gulf breezes blowing on Romeos of the barracks in-ly. Since Gas is our business there the hot rays of the .Florida sun-News from tJ:le Dispensa;ry: you. Tossing glasses of water was shine. Henry too tame, so they started hurling elude Corp. Gaspar Arbisi, Sgt. is only one thing left for us to Flash! Company D of the 563rd a razor blade his left wnst. bigjugs of water. That was great Joe Falconer; and Sgt. John My-do and that is give out with some, SAW Bn.; stood an informal inthree stitches needed. fun until a nifty blond spied kytiuk. These gentlemen place so with no more chatter, patter spection of its barracks and area Hollis Bunn hasn't been spend-T /Sgt. Mann emerging from the or stuff here goes by Capt. Detman, the commandi?g his free time in PX No. 1 boat's cabin and aimed a jug of a heaVY concentration on the ing officer of the battalion. Much smce Verna H. left. But AI Bahan water at him and accidentally fairer sex and with any one of PRIVATES PUNISH NON-COMS praise shall go to Lt. Orf, com-does al)Sright and nightly escorts only the water, the them in the field all other fellow The news the week manding officer of company D one of the PX cherubs to the JUg with It. Crash! Splash!. Bmgo! had better check out. and all enlisted. men for doing b'!-s nursemaid to Col. jug hit the sergeai).t's foot, definite charm man is Pvt. Willis anC: then decontaminated the the usually good job of always s two has nppmg a long, ugl:y gash. He "?as being on the beainavhen an order a trrmg effect, doesn t It, Norm rll:shed to the hospital where fiVe B. Sloan North Carolina's contri-Non-coms by a score of 17 to 3. is given Capt Detman awarded Tucker? stitches were taken. bution to the detachment AIPvt. Sterlino's speed ball held the 6 three-day pa;ses for the neatest Seen Campilii and .his new No;v, don't get us wrong. This non-coms at bay all afternoonarea and barracks that he had mustache? But that one of Lt. wasn t a brawl. All the people on ways a smile and a kind word for and after the game they could be ever seen in the battalion Levy's :rivals Col. Whisenand's boat were sober, and drew the everybody. seen making their way down to handlebar. Meanwhile, Major line at Cuba Colas. "I ought to Most traveled man in the bar-the bay to dr.own their sorrows. Q l"f" B d Bratton relinquished his. get a 20-day convalescence fur-racks is Corp. Ralph Boland; since non-c-oms could be see!?run-ua I ICatlon a ges Walt Dorwart found the In-Iough out of this," declared Sgt. his marriage a short time ago he t_o and fro, but never m the Given Riflemen of spection Section bunch very co-Mann, pointing at his bandaged has the unchallenged record of of the ball (note: Sgt. operative when it comes to foot. visiting Lakeland. Congraulations Deimel), Sgt. Chapman, catcher 624 Bomb Squad lunches. Not being around at are in line to the following men the .Ill-fated team was beco.m-noontime one day, upon his re-627th Sergeant and new promotions: S/Sgt. Hugh mg. a bit groggy from the passmg Everything in the area was turn late that afternoon, he found Ault, Sgt. Robert Atilt, Sgt. Irvin at plate, and .-among peaceful and serene last Monday that Mardock, De Lorenzo and Prefers Planes Peckett Corp Elwyn Coates ht IS duties he was designated night. Soldiers were walking Muir had divided his lunch T p U G" 1 Corp. Reuben E Landers ra IC cop at the plate .. Needless among -themselves.. Joe Driscoll 0 1ft P If S to say, the non-coms tned to tag to and fro, perfectly happy and A note of regret to M/Sgt. Weievery one they saw including the contented with the whole world. almost lost his lunch last Thurs-The middle of the month .aldon and S/Sgt. Henry umpire, but to no avail. The game Then it happened. Sergeant day morning when the jeep, in ways brings a lull. The boys stop mdispose? at the. prese;nt ended with everyone but the priv-Harper and his helper, Private which he had temporarily placed for a breath and start checking time at the station hospital w1th ates talking to themselves. Christen, rigged up like men it, was driven off, lunch and all, the finances, an eye on the cal-minor ailments. Ailments of from Mars, invaded the area. In by Corp. Weiskittel. A minor endar and a furrow on the fore-varied description are distributed Seen at the Bulletm Board-a few moments they had every-catastrophe was averted; Joe got head. Even Sgt. M. Harris is stay-throughout the men, resulting No one. one in tears. They sprayed an his lunch back all right. ing in this week, writing letters, from the keen competition in At the <_>rderly Room for Sick sprayed tear gas with fiendish We're waiting for those promono less. last week's physical training call-Evei:N one. delight. They were especially tion Cokes, SAHZENT Schmittke, The communication sections schedule. It has been suggested The constant vigil T/5 (Mail happy when they came across upon your elevation from T/4 to of the group had a merry festi that Sgt. Joe Bock and Corp. Gas-Clerk) Fessel keeps on his jeep someone without a mask. We Sergeant. val on the sands of Clearwater par Arbisi take their exercise doesn't seem to d6 any g .ood-for imagine that on next Monday More birthdays: "Horrible" Hor-this week-a reward for stellar with the WAACs; the present he can always be heard exclaim-night the fellows will be a bit rigan added another one last performance in the recent Wing activity proved to be just a little ing "now where did I put that more wary. week; Pete Hartes put up field problem; Communication too much. = jeep today?" another year marked Aug. 17. officers Orr, Chambers, Rice -We were presented wtih rifle 1 t t1 d T d th Busy section of the week is Will someone give Corp. qualification. badges last week. Seen at C earwa er recsen spolnsore e the Administrative. While w ;o "Sleepy" the remedy for Th t f h Sammy Siskind and Aaron ou 1 ea, t en gracwus y accepted J h B v e maJOri Y o t e personnel ard, serenading a couple of Ten-the duckings the lads gave osep aamonde IS enjoying a staying awake? He stores up. of the squadron received chest nessee vacationists; Tom Wil-them. Incidentally, that's called leave, and M/S Weldon Devoe is more sleep in one day than decorations. Heading the list" b t resting. in the hospital, M/Sgt. Mose Funk does in a week. 1st with sharpshooter ratings, were loughby and AI Sartam uzzmg co-opera Ion. Alfred 0. Meyer is exercising Sgt. Costello was heard the T/Sergeant Bite, the Lexing-the beach gals now that the dogStaff Sgt. "Jackson" Carpen-his executive abilities to the ut-other day telling the men to ton, S. C., kid and Sergeant gies are out of Clearwater. ter, our favorite truckmaster, most. make their bunks up right "and R "Killer Diller" Miller's one wears a haircut that's a honey; th t agsdale from Iowa. hobby is collecting pictures of every bit of one inch in depth-The Casual Pay Section has hit ey wont get caught shor "If you run into Sergeant Gel-every gal he knows. At the drop For an example of nervous enernew highs in paying off dis-! could he llave meant short band in the area and he fails to of a cap he'll show you his five-gy and effervescence, we refer charges. With the release of men sheeted? return the greeting, don't hold it wallet collection of them. Won't you to Staff Sgt. Patterson, al-over 38 for wartime positions the against him. Our first sergeant is somebody get him an album or ways on the go, go, go. Seems section has a considerable amount Gl Coat Gives Up in love. Miss Betty from New something for his birthday? strange to see Sgt. "Fuzzy" Far-of work at the present time, p II E h York has captured his heart and ney, a quiet guy with a ready averaging 50 final statements per ractlca y veryt lng he loves it. We hear those wed-M b s smile, out on the line in fatigues. day. CHICAGO-(CNS)-A theater ding bells ringing in the not ay e ammy S Likes it fine, too. Sgt. Dan Hur-Congratulations to First Lt. and manager found a GI coat left in too distant future. Hurry up, Got Something ley still puts out with the blar-Mrs. M A. Maguire on their sec-the auditorium. Seeking identi-October. ney. Makes you think of some ond anniversary. Birthday tidings fication he found these items in T. R. Smith has returned from Noise and bustle have 110 good old Irish stew. -were extended Thursday to Corp. the pockets: An empty money his invasion of Savannah. What place in an office, so Sammy Pfc. Orr, of the Cookery de-Earle Burson for that day "he belt, six cigarettes, four sticks of happened there. we cannot say, Duke makes all A-3ers keep partment, is always ready with a was a man!" Latest heart throb gum, two !handkerchiefs, a pair of but the "Old Master" from Ken-quiet when he gets those phone second helping for his squadron of Sgt. Joe Falconer, man of hid-socks, a bladeless safety razor, tucky looks mighty happy. calls. lads. Pvt. J. McArdle, crew d h t thre b k d k f Kallinish recently met Dottie h f h h ld f th en c arms, Is a new acquain e ro en penci s, a ec o Our congratulations to Lieu-. c Ie w o s ou come rom e ance down Palm River waY. It cards, a fountain pen, 10 marbles, tenant Rice on his promotion to Moe, whose daily "Bugle Call" Windy City but doesn't, gives lots must be serious, he even talks a piece oif chocolate, a spool of first lieutenant. Our Communi-program over WTSP at 0700 gets of long needles to the muchly-about her in his sleep! thread-and 31c cold cash. cation "Boss" has really moved the boys up. He reported her maligned communications sec-Drummer man and jitterbug of up the ladder. He enlisted on plenty Okeh. (So's the pro-tion. Look out, Mac, or we'll run the detachment is Pvt. Denault, U. S. Sold"1er Meets August 16, 1940 and was ap-gram. ) your battery down! Master Sgt. "Blackie" Staiger' s nightlY J Hut h' d 1 t f t always trembling when the solid pointed warrant officer on May c ms spen s o s o qUie .jive comes his way. Waltzer de Granddad in Sicily 15, 1942. He hails from New snoring and buzzing in B-l are evenings at home. Sgt. Morrie luxe Is Corp WJ'll Rh d t 11 Castle, Pa. and Is one of the causing the control tower 110 Hagen just likes those P-39s ram o es, a SICILY-(CNS) -Pvt. Tony end of worry. They claim it says the trim, sleek lines dark, Louisiana lad with a pleas-Calato of San Francisco was most popular officers on the sounds like a B-17 in the distance. Betty Grable look like a B-17. ing line. Additional women kill-sleeping in the brick courtyard of field. Latest to view Charlie Taylor's (Is that so?) ers: Corp. John L. Bluck, Sgt. a police station in Palermo when In checking the records of tatoo was Bob Bergquist ... Say, The physical fitness test was a _Dan Kelty and Sgt. Robert Ault. a guard woke him up. "There's our new personnel, we find Gillen, is it correct that you torturing experience. Lots of New developments are in the an old Sicilian outside," said the that we have an expert rifle-haven't been to Tampa since laughs, though4 as some of our wind down Finance Detachment guard. "He wants to see you. man amongst the lot. Corp. January? .... Add Loyd Wright's muscle merchants and track stars way, next week's issue will elabTony went outside and started to Austin Crehan, with a 189 score name to the "sweating shack-were put through their paces. orate further. hug the old man he found wait-probably tops the entire group. men." He's awaiting youngster Three cheers for good old three--Corp. Alfred J. Hebert. ing there. It was his grandfather. Someshooting, Corporal. No. 2. point-two!


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRlDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 Lack of Privates in 84th B. G. Headquarters Forces Noni!IComs to Go to Work BEER HALL, NAZI OCCUPATION FORCES j usE. THE GRAND DUCAL PALACE IN LUXEMBOURG' ; lFOR A BEER JIALL Two Hq. Officers Become Fathers; Lt. Strange Leaves for Tennessee By E G. R. Here come those cigars again. Lt. Turner, Gp executive officer, is the proud poppa of a baby boy born to Mrs. Turner, Aug. 11. Not to be outdone by the executive branch, Lt. Ferrari, statistical officer, hoisted a "boy 'flag" over his home in Tampa, .last week. To the enlisted men of Gp Hqs, who on Aug. 9 blossomed forth fit Corporal stripes, cong.ratulations. Pfc. Lewis, Pvt. McGowan, Pvt. Burnham, Pfc. Mcinturff, Pvt. .ruay and Pvt. Porter are all strutting around the base l ooking for all like they had just been commissioned first lieutenants. More Moves Completed Well, at last Group Operations, Intelligence and Material are located in their new headquar ters. Moving day was a sight to behold. Masters, Techs and Staffs, sweat running down their begrimed faces, loaded and unloaded trucks with an astounding vigor. Trouble was, there just weren't enough Pvts. to. do all the work A truly marvelous sight during the "movement era" was Capt. York, Group intelligence Officer, sleeves -rolled up, piling into the carpentry work. Saw in one hand, hammer in another, and a mouth fuli of nails, he built a map case, a wall shelf, and a bulletin board in less time than it takes to say counter-espionage. When an officer pitches in like that, the poor enlisted men really have to work hard to prove their $50 worth to the government. Your correspondent even pitched in and did his share of pushing and lifting. The thanks I received, was. when a fellow-mover allowed a 700-pound filing cabinet to settle gently, yet firmly, on my big toe, reading from left to right. When you see Corp. Porter, Intelligence, ask him how to use a fire extinguisher; he is reputed to be one of the few to ever into intimate contact with a "Flo-Foam Cylinder." By the time that we learned that S /Sgt. Quinn was in the hospital, he was out again. And to .. show you the kind of a worker he is, listen to this: the day he left the hospital he reported for work at HQs. Just can't keep a good man down. Popular lieutenant Leaves Everyone who knew Lt. his house before the paint can runs dry. Looks as though Sgt. Gallagher, Gp. Motor Pool, has several aces up his sleeve, for meeting the current transportation shortage. Seems as though there are plenty of "jeeps" but a scarcity of "jeep" drivers, so -the different headquarters sections are being informed that they can have a truck, if they furnish the. driver. Results: Everyone taking a driver' s test, and wondering if they will have to keep the "jeep" in condition. I wonder? 3 Men, 1 Mask-Two Cry T /Sgt. Weber, 22BTW .photog raphe!", Pvt. Brogan, "jeep" cfriver" and M /Sgt. Roddy; last Wednesday afternoon were en route to a Chemical Warfare demonstration being conducted by Lt. for the 84th Group Medicai Detachment, somewhere in the swamps off Tenth street. There was one mask in the "jeep" and T /Sgt. Weber clutched it like the proverbial "straw" and the drowning man incident. Down the road, was gas, tear ON BIRTHDAY OF G-RANO DUCHESS CHARLOTTE; JAN.'23,. LUXEMBOURGI:RS RISI(. ARRESTS \AND SEAnNGS BY THE G-ESTAPO WEARINGJ.pCKET!O WITH PICTURE{ gas, and plenty of it. To add to OM c h B the excitement, a reconnaissance ra s oat car, equipped with agas tube, pulled up beside the "jeep" and CO.'s Issue Fu. rlough Food Applications began spraying. Sgt. Roddy and Pvt. Brogan, with t_!!ars, gushing, Has. Ne w Ba.se ARE YOU GOING. ON FURnot streaming down their cheeks, LOUGH? If you are you will leaped out of the jeep, across the d t th want to eat while you are away 1tho? atnd 111 to e swam ps; anthy'from the post, and in order to do mg o ge away rom e With the occupation of its new stinging, burning CN. But mis-base at Rocky Point, the 922 QM so, it is first neces$ary to get a ery loves company, and down Boat company enters a wider special signed application from the around a corner, c.ap.t field of -service to Drew field and your commanding officer. This Harns! Gp surge_on, had difflf this area. Although compara-application, War Department Circuity m gettmg Ius mask out 0 tively unknown, and a newcomer cular No. 115 authorizes the rathe and _-WHAM, he was to the Army, the QM crash boat tioning board in your home town gaspmg and crymg, much to facilities of the III Air Force are to give you the desired number of those m-rapidly becoming the Army of ration stamps needed for the d.lVIduals .who had ti;elr model of efficiency afloat. meals to be consumed during the firmly adJusted to their smlrkmg In its activities, which con-time you are away from the post. faces. stitute rescue, salvage and pa-It is the responsibility of all trol, in connection with the commanding officers to see to it flight of aircraft over water, the that a stencil of War Department 922 QM Boat companyhas estab-Circular No. 115 is cut to provide lished an enviable record for it-mimeographed applications for 330 Sig. Co. Wing Softball Team In Tampa City Loop By PVT. I L. ESKENAZI self in these waters. the men under his command. Keeping pace with the latest After the applicant has indi-cated on the application the developments in underwater number of meals he or she exdiving methods. and with the pects to consume while off the receipt of new equipment, the post and it has been duly signed by the applicant and b y the comsalvage value totals are mountmanding officer, it is finally subing steadily. The rapid remitted to the ration board 'officer covery of crashed planes before at the Base Headquarters Annex. they suffer immediate under-located at the corner of 8th and B, for the final okeh. water deterioration, is an important function of the crash Sergeant Stops Bullet, boat company. PAGE THIRTEEN D. W. Armitage Raised to Captain Douglas W. Armitage, A-4 of the 22nd Bombardment Training Wing, has just beep promoted to the rank of captain. He super-. vises the supply functions of all Wing units. For several years, he was employed by Funch, Edye and Co., Inc., steamship agents and ship brokers. He was inducted July, 1941, received his basic training at Mitchell Field, N Y ; and was transferred to Philadelphia and later Norfolk before attending the officer's candidate school at Miami Beach. He was commissioned in June, 1942. At that time, he was sent to the Third Air Support Command at Birmingham, Aia. before assuming his present posi-tion at Drew Field. Capt. Armitage graduated from Columbia University in 1938 and holds the degree of bachelor of sciences in business administra tion. He was a meJ;ll ber of the Glee Club. and track team. His fraternity is Alpha Kappa Psi, professional business fraternity. A brother, Staff Sergeant Williston M. Armitage is with the Armored Force at Ft. Knox; -Ky., and his sister, Miss 'Naomi Armitage is connected with the Amer ican Embassy in Mexico City. Classified Ads. FOR SALE FOR SALE-Slightly us e d book "Com p a ny Administration & P e r so nn e l Rec ord s," pub. March, 1943. Will sell at half price, 75c. Phone 287. Pfe "Bu nn ie" Casse ll. 7 5 6 t h WAC Post Hq Co. FOR SALE-1935 Chevrol e t two-d oor s e dan, excellent tires, radio, good s hap e throughout. 2nd Lt. Eug e n e V Connett 1st Rept Co .. 552 S.A.W. Bn. WANTED TO BUY THAT .16MM silent movie pr oje c t o r you have at home and w a nt to sell : a lso any .No. 1 or No. 2 photo l amp bulbs you have. State your pric e 1 s t Lt. Vincent J Grech en. 573 S.A.W. Bn .. Co. A WILL consider a n y r easo nabl e pri ce aske d for alarm clock. Will even consider pric es n o t so r easo n ab le. Phone T / Sgt Harty, 480. Hq Opera tions, 405th Bomb. Gp. COULD USE a foot lo c k e r if you 're planning to tak e a sea voyage c all Bernard, 285. 314 B ase Hq Sq. TRANSPORTATION WHO WANTS a passe n g e r t o a n d fr<>m St. P ete. d a ily? Y o u call. I ll a nswer. B ox 111. Drew Fielrl E choe s GIVE-AWAYS ANYONE who has a golf ball or s

PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST .20, 1943 Drew S ergeant. of World War I. Hankers for Lt.-Chase Typical Vacation News That Clicks From Six-0-Six MARINE CAN USE MAGIC FORT WORTH, Tex.-The Japs had better beware of Pfc. .Andy White o f the U. S. Marines. He's tricky. Before the war he wp.s a professional magician.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 PAGE FIFTEEN _552d Gets Easy Olympic Victory Clearing the bar at 5 feet, 7 inches, E. Scott, 727th, wins the high jump events in the Second A W. Olympics. Center, John Armstrong, 731st, tears across the finish line to capture the 100-yard dash. Right, Tom Haynes, 552d, whose outfit won the meet and who ran away with three first places himself, trots home in 880-y ard run. (Pictures by Base Photo Lab.) Is Winners' Star, Shows Heels in 3 Events Outrunning and the field, the 552d Signal A. W. Battalion won an easy triumph in the Second A. W. Olympics last Saturday. The 552d athletes amassed a total of 27 points. The also-rans-the 72lst, 727th, and 731st-could get only eight pojnts apiece. The winners' sweep was led py Tom Haynes, who ran away with three first places--the half-mile, the mile, and the half-mile re-lay. War saving stamps were presented the point scorers by Col. R. N. Kunz, director of individual training. Results: 100-yard dash: John Armstrong, 73lst; Frank Keenan, XIII Fighter Command; Ed Warrell, 552d. Time: 11:2. 220-yard dash: W. Hamble, 552d; E. Warrell, 552d; E Scott, 727th. Time: 27.4. 440-yard dash: R. Kennedy, 501st; G. Marcum, 731st; E. Scott, 727th. Time: 62.4. 880-yard run: Tom Haynes, 552d; Ed Henderson; 570th; Bryon;Nichols, 570th. Time: 2:28.0. Mile run: Tom Haynes, 552d; William Patterson, 746th; Leonard Ungaro, 570th. Time: 5:32.0. High jump: E. Scott, 727th; W 3AF Beaten By314that Softball Captain Stephen O 'Connell, Third Air Force. physical training officer, who puts out directives telling how to be proficient in spoits, was blushing today. The 314th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron officers' softball team whipped the Third Air Force brasshats on their own home grounds Tuesday, 13-11. Starring for the Drew officers was Lt. James C. Roper, who clouted five hits in a similar number of trips to the plate. J. Barry, 2d Reptg. company, 503d Sig., A. W. Regt.; John Geer, co. C, First Training Bn. Easy From Start Height 5 ft. 7 in. Broad jump: William Gamble, 552d; E Warrell, 552d; E. Scott, 727th. Distance: 18 feet, 2 inches. Shot put: Nick Phillippa, 721st Ivan Cross, 721st; Robert Kennedy, 501st. Distance, 38 feet, 9 inches. Half-mile relay: Won 552d. Physical Rating Fair, Test Shows by There is room for improvement in the physical fitness rating of the approximately 900 officers and men of 10 squadrons who have taken the first grunt and groan tests held at Drew Field. The test showed that the average rating is 42, which .PUts the meq in the "fair" bracket. High scorer and "most physi..: cally fit" is 26-year-old Sgt. Herbert Howell, 314th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, who scored 72. The three-striper n-egotiated 52 situps, 15 pullups, and ran the 300-yard shuttle race in 44 seconds. The average age of the menwas 24%, the average weight 1571h pounds, and the average height 68% inches. The game was a breeze for the 314th officers from the first inning, when they pushed seven runs across. On the winning team were Lt. Charles W. Lyons, Maj. Daniel 0 Todd, Capt. Edward B. Dailey, Lt. Lawrence Stangler, Maj. W. J. Fleming;, Lt. George R. Jr. McKee, Lt. Woodrow Jones, Lt. James C. Roper and Lt. Wilbur F. Denious. Major Todd started on the mound for the 314th, but 1ook to the showers in favor of Captain Dailey, who had been holding down first base. Lt. Rudolph P Bostelman Jr., substituted for Dailey. Second Game Tuesday Captain O 'Connell got in the fracas in the last inning, but did not get a clhance at bat. The teams will resume hostilities next Tuesday on the diamond in the 314th area. Members of the Third Air Force Headquarters team were Capt. L. H. Showers, Capt. C. A Wright, Lt. Col. J. F. Gillem, Major W. B. Estes, Lt. G. B Phil lip, Capt. S Van Grove, Capt. W G. Bradley, Maj. G 0. Townsend, Maj. B. B. Truskoski, and Capt. Frank Moore. 0 You've got to be good to get of bait they like, what tackle to Third Fighter Wins league Ball Game, 7-6 tarpon. use, and the time of day they are This is not a local phrase; it biting. was coined by generations of fishermen who spend thousands of dollars every year just to come to Florida and wrestle with them. Another saying of theirs is, when you have caught a tarpon, you've had a day' s fishing! Well, an average size tarpon weighs in the neighborhood of your own weight, but you must remember he is in his own h abitat. Nature has invested him with measures of self-protection that become your own personal problem, once you've hooked one. Chances are, one a day will be enough for you, too. But don' t miss the thrill of catching that one ,if you can help it. It's an experience. With the coming of the full moon and flood tides, the chances are that there will be an exceptional run around the bridges. Any soldier fortunate enough to get off now, that can make Gadsen point in the next 10 days, will literally find acres of hungry tarpon. But you must remember that tarpon is a sport fish. You must not use gas patrol. That i s why it is best to try a rowboat from Gandy bridge. Latest reports are that snook are still running at the bridge and biting. pin-fish. They Sase hils : P ernosky, Wachin5ld. S tnkn bases: Mullins P alumbo. D ouble n!a,: Rash e r to L andry to Zenar!a. Hll h:v pitcher: By Epps Z e rada. w,Jd pJt

PAGE SIXTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1943 New Day Room and Quarters Occupy Attention of 304fh In Communications there are turned :from Oxygen school at some bright faces being worn this San Antonio, Texas. Welcome back, lieutenant! Opera'tions is week. They are, no doubt, ternnow looking for the return of porary ones belonging to Staff S/Sgt. Charles E. Machuszek, due Sergeant Ingraffia, Coporal Nich-next Tuesday, from a furlough oll;on and Private First Class up in New Jersey. "New Jersey is wonderful." We can just hear Pnce, who have JUSt returned him say it. So What? Connecti-from furlough. We hope that they cut is wonderful too! I'll stick to will continue to wear them, but that. we are afraid that these faces winl---,------------not wear well in this hot cliinate. Ingraffia confides that Chicago is .wonderful. So what? Connecticut is wonderful, too! Frfday the thirteenth didn't bother the sharpshooters in the Communications section, as Ser geants Ingraffia and Wielenga both blasted the jinx by qualify ing at the rifle range. The night crew reports that the -Red Cross blood bank donations showed an alarming decline dur ing the past week. The boys turned over captured mosquitoes to this worthy cause, but it seems that the mosquitoes haven't been The old band barrack hasn't doing so well lately. been the same this week-War-Is Corporal Hemmer a secret from the boys now that rant Officer Lester G. Baker has his girl has returned to good old gone to Kalamazoo, Mich. on New York? Private First Class leave of absence, and T /Sgt. Ellie Shearer expects to enter ASTP within the next few days. Pfc. Eaton is in charge of the 69'ers Robert W. Sears has seen the new Ellie will never be the baby for the first time. What a same; it used to be that every shock that must have been to the thing happened to Corp. Sam baby! Schiavone of our outfit-now it's Quarters Popular with Gl's poor Ellie. Thanks to the PhysiWell, the new room cal Training program, the rest of is expected to be ready for us are rugged specimens. Maybe occupancy and GI brushes (we we'll see the Sarge through this hope not) sometime next week. crisis. If the orderly room personnel Pvt. Orville N. Mehus, Mon,s as satisfied with their new tanan, is now an official member quarters as the men are in their of the band. He has been playing new offices way out on the line trombone and baritone with us they'll be proud and glad to while waiting for his transfer, have you visit. I'll admit that and since he knows the gang, the footwork to and from the there' s no need to warn him about new line location is rather difwhat he' s getting 'into. Pfc. ficult. Various comments have "Waldo" Bettman did a reverse, been made by visiting officers and moved out of the barracksregarding the spacious build-he is one of the Uptown Separate ings and how well each depart-Ration dub now Sgt. Willie ment was set up and organized. Krewson is happy that someone We might mention at this point else has the job of waking Waldo that the Intelligence depart-in the morning. ment was the first to get settled down in the new quarters. At this moment there is one awful load of smoke coming in through the windows and we thought for a moment that somebody thought it was Mon day and dropped a gas bomb, but. upon investigation we found that Corporal Kotnick was burning brush outside our windows and he wasn't sure way the was blow-, Jng. Schools (Continued from Page 1) all men whose scores on a ,vious screening test were not more than ten points under pass ing, as well as -those men who washed out of aviation cadet training for any reason other than fear of flying, airsickness, unsatisfactory adaptability rating for military aeronautics, or a clas This 'week vv:e extend our sym-sification score too low for as-pathy to our Range Chief Staff signment to further air crew Sergeant Lynch who is still suf-trai,ning, to sign up at the base fering from his continual sunschools office for the new a:via-burned face. tion cadet screening Also this week we extend our Aviation cadet training is open thanks of Corporal Goldblatt who to all men between the ages of 18 drew a legal bead on the coke and 26 who possess the man and landed us a cooler and and physical ability necessary for some carbonated beverages-air cadet training. You may enough for everybody. Good come to the base schools office work Goldie. hot and dry at any time to make an appoint out here and we will be thirsty. ment to take the preliminary Lieutenant Hallmark has rescreening test. What's Cooking (Continued from Page 8) 8 : 00 p.m.-YMHA community center dance, avenues. 8 : 15 p.m ..:..Singaree and fellowship hour at First Presbyterian Service center, Polk and Marion streets. 9:00 p.m.-Fellowship hour at St. Paul's Lutheran church, 5103 Central avenue. 9:00 p.m.-Informal hour at Christian Service center, Tall)pa and -Tyler streets. Monday, Aug. 23-. 7:30 p .m.--Symphonic orchestra practice for all service men in terested, at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler streets. 8:00 p .m.-Open house af Christian Service center, Tyler streets. Tuesday, Aug-. 24-7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club at the DeSoto hotel. All men welcome. Zack and Marion. 8:00 p.m.-Party at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Wednesday, Aug-. 25-, 7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested at Christian center, Tampa and Tyler streets. 8:00 p.m.--Open house at-YMHA Community center, Ross and Nebraska avenues, with pool, bowling and ping pong tournaments. GIRL OF THE WEEK 8 : 00 p.m.-Family night at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler streets. IT'S ALL-RIGHT by us if Hollywood floods the with glamor pictures Thursday, Aug-. 26- 8:00 p.m.-Party at Christian Service center, Tampa and Tyler of her stars. So long as Florida girls are prettier, however, we'll use' em. Elaine a:oo social hour at First Baptist church, LaSmalley is one '<>f several hundred similar reasons why Clearwater Beach is so popU:lqr fayette street, and Plant avetlue. with Drew soldiers.


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