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RATIONING CALENDAR ON PAGE 13 Drew Field Echoes READ ECHOES CLASSIFIED AD SECTION ON PAGE 11 VOL. 2, NO. 26 Drew OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA DREW FIELD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 PUBLISHED WEEKLY Open ArmyTo Provide Club Equipment Free Golf Course to Beginning tomorrow officers and enlisted men of Drew Field will have the opportunity of playing for free on the old nationally famous Rocky Point Golf Course, one-time pride of Florida and mecca for golfing greats and Blue Book registrants from all sections of the co-untry. After weeks of preparation, Lieutenant Edward G. Metcalf, assistant Special Service officer, has decided to throw open the 18-hole, 6,130-yard layout. The links was closed in 1941 and was reopened for a short time until Drew Field annexed it. with one particularly interesting par 3 job, complete to lake. A big feature will be that the rough will be trimmed to one and a half inches-good for the golf ball situation and for-the scorecard. the course has been opened several weeks various types of tournaments will be held. The oldest course in this area it has been host to many tournaments. At various times Gene Sarazen and Denny Shute, among other play-for-pay men, were Opening the course is another pros at Rocky Point. step in the Drew Field policy of Lieutenant Metcalf pointed out health through recreation. It is that the par 70 layout is far from planned to build badminton and being in its famed playing con-volleyball courts in the area dition. Temporary greens will be around the clubhouse. used until new, velvety bent HEAVILY OVERGROWN grows in, which shouldn' t be long. When Lieutenant Metcalf was The course is a good test of handed the links a little more WHEN TillS TRACTOR and crew are finished mowing the old Rocky Point Golf course anyone's ability with the clubs. than two weeks ago it looked it will be in its former well-manicured condition, the same COndition that attracted golfers from 'Fairways are wide, well-bun-all over the country: The course, once the pride of the Florida west coast, was overgrown with kered, and lined with palm and more like wild elephant country weeds when the Base Special Service office took it over. Free play for officers and enlisted men pine trees. There is a good as-than it did a one-time well-manbegins tomorrow. Clubs and balls also are on Uncle Sam. (Another picture on page 15.) sortment of long and short holes, icured golf course. When he ______ __:::..._ ______ _:_ rode on a ttactor, pulling mowers V.D.C. Classes Start for WANNA MAKE $78? Non-Coms on September 19 Sergeant Offers Pay Another intensive course in ., This course will consist of lee-of the __ """'"""-))l} Vi?luc of h01Jil19 ,rut.t.Uf"fuHg .compldcd the p?.csr :ribcd .cou.,,sc of instrudton, tt\., v c nett.col du:tast tonhol i.s ht.l'Cbl;4 non rommiuiontdtlra.rre.allliJtOf t fonbol a.nd is cho.1-grd unllt the rrspon s ibttit,y o f pr oltrting. the hto.Uh of the men: itt his $ _,k_ ... tures and demonstration. Moving pictures will be shown. Printed educational material will be distributed. Although this course is intended primarily for the individuals who did not ...complete the course, any non-commissioned officer may be assigned to take it by having his commanding of, .. ,..,_ ---;::;---rr;.ficer or sergeant communicate course will receive a certificate of with Capt. Albert E. Abraham, graduation issued by the Head VElnereal disease control officer, quarters of the III Air Force, and by telephoning extension 730 signed by Maj. Gen. St. Clair Those individuals who pass the. Streett. j 84th Gp. Amazes Dentist Notice all the toothpaste and toothpowder ads walking around the post? Those gleaming smiles of health and beauty belong to the men of the 84th Bomb Group. The Group has a drive on to clean and polish every chopper of every man in the organization, and all this in addition to regular dental work. The Gis are going for the scraping al!d polishing in a big way, according to Captain Zabar sky, Group dental officer. "It' s amazing the way men actually volunteer to sit in the dentist's chair," the captain said. "They stream in all day long, asking that their teeth be cleaned." In the first month of the "clean up drive" from 300 to 350 sets of teeth have been shined. All the work...is done in an improvised office. Chairs have been nailed together from old lumber. Taking the place of a dentist' s lamp is an inexpensive book lamp, which has been rigged up on a wooden extension that can be maneuvered to throw light into a patient's mouth from all angles. storage battery. It all adds up to a pretty fancy field clinic. Work is done by enlisted men. In addition to cleaning teeth, the Gis also are trained to give dental first aid. When they become proficient dental technicians they are transferred to other organizations, and a new group of trainees is brought into the 84th dispensary. Responsible for the school for dental technicians are Lieut. Col. James S. Fisackerly, Third Fighter Command surgeon; Capt. A Goldhash, Third Fighter Command dental officer, and Capt. M J Harrison, 84th Group surgeon. Fred Waring Invites Gls to His Canteen She stepped out of a book. Quietly and without fanfare, "Cherchez la femme" is not the idealistic motto of this Orchestra Leader Fred Waring newspaper, although, come to think of it, we see no reason entertains approximately 300 why it shouldn't be. service men daily at his own private c:;mteen, located in the The first three words of the opening paragraph, for the CBS benefit of you who made less than 150 on the GCT mean Warmg extends an rnv1tatwn to "f' d th F 1 out-of-town service men. to drop In e woman In rench. through the tall grass he was invisible. Through sheer tough work and despite unfavorable weather, Metcalf has got the course to the condition where fairways and greens are distinguishable. And it won' t be long, he promises, before the course gets back into its former well-cared-for condition. To help him restore the links to this condition he has obtained the services of the club's former greenskeeper, Baltimore Robinson, who has been connected with the course for years and who according to local saying, every blade of grass on the links. Baltimore has vowed that he will give the course the best greens in the South. ENGINEERS ASSIST Metcalf was enthusiastic about the assistance given by personnel of the Base Engineers Office, James Forsythe, of the Base Engineers, who helped design Rocky Point more 30 years ago; gave the lieutenant invaluable advice about the restoration of the links. Others who were instrumental in helping Metcalf get the course under way were Captain Maguire, assistant base engineering officer, and Mr. Danderfield, who made equipment available and who arranged for the repair of the course's old machinery. A day of play at the course will not cost a penny. Clubs will be rented free, and will be given out on a "first come, first served" basis. Balls also will be free, although a small deposit will be required against loss. The course can be reached via the WAC area bus. Playing time is from 8 a.m. until dark. Guests of officers and enlisted men will be accorded the club' s privileges. Cartoonist Linn Draws for Echoes Bandel Linn, n a t i o n a II y known cartoon artist, now is a contributor to the ECHOES. His first drawing for the Drew Field paper appeared in last week's issue. A resident of Sarasota, Linn's work appears in nationally circulated maga zines and newspapers. Thd week's cartoon Is on page %. The drill and other polishing equipment are operated by a small motor salvaged from an airplane. Power is obtained from a in and make themselves at home. Since this is primarily a news-story will be those three little The canteen is open until 11 p.m. paper for the G. I.'s and our aimiFrench words. But we need the daily. is to please, our motto for this (Continued on Page 14) ---------------


PAGE TW O DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER l, 1943 Promotions, Party Cooking At 569th Hq. and Plot. .i 330th Signal Ffr. Welcomes McGee Hits95Pct.on An-d Hew Squadron By CPL. HANK GOODMAN R.,, R By S/SGT. ARTHUR CAMPER I e a nge There was a noticeable letdown New promotions were announced at 569th's Headquar-in the squadron when Wing months ip. the Army he' s never planted his feet under the mess hall table. Relying on the PX, service clubs and downtown res taurants for his vitamins, Schon berger explains himself as having "a peculiar stomach, allergic to G I. chow." ters and Plotting Company's recent retreat formations and What is believed to be a recgrabbed our CO, Lt. Charles J. were presented by the company commander, Captain ord-or close to one-was set McGee, some time ago. We thought the other day by men of the McGee was lost to us then. But Sullivan. 3 30th Signal company wing, the organizational.outburst in the new jitterbug it will unearth is when 95 per cent of the carWing and the Grol:lp proved us The latest men to stand in the front and center position and receive their new grade are Master Sergeant Lawrence C Calkins; T/4's,-Alfred J. Coonis, Milton H. Bender, Raphael F. Diekmann, Eunice W. Clay born, Vernon Van Robay; Cor porals, Joseph P. White, Stanley D. Royse; T/5' s, Walter M. .Jones, Sheldon S. Lines, Ed ward J. Deschecki, Harvey E. Lawrence, Edward R. Lind strom, Robert 1\-1; Patton, Rob ert L. Russell, Henry L. 'Walker, Joseph H. Gaioci, Rola!ld F. Geisinger, Frank Abbatte, Jacob V. Vehar, Ernest Dominguez, Christen Dalton, Charles W Garlanger, William Smart, :John J. Reisig, Lawrence R. Spialek, Edwin J. Chapp and James H. Agnew. ROTES ON MASCOTS Blondie, lovely canine mistress of the supply room, has shown a temperamental streak lately. Shl.'! seems to be irritated with everybody but Jesse Perry and Carl Munkert. But nobody blames her. In her condition anybody w0uld be irritated! Yes, our Blondie and we're all very proud! Dagwood, back from AWOL, re mains aloof, standing an occa sional reveille. In the meantime Diogenes has taken to night prowling. Several times in his nocturnal wanderings he has been observed moping by the mess hall. FAVOIRED FOR FURLOUGHS The posting of a list of furlough eligibles was the cause of some mass bulletin board reading a few days ago. The crowd around the orderly room wa(:l reminiscent of pre-war free dishes and bank night at some local movie palace. Enthusiasm still runs high as the boys talk of furlough plans they will realj_ze in New York, Salt Lake City, Jaynesville. and Main streets in every corner of the country. In the meantime the company party has not been forgotten and the anticipation of the event continues to mount. 'Vhat Uttenweiler Is New CO of 303d Bomb Squadron Residents or business men of Bridgeport, Conn. home of Vought-Sikorski, where the fame'd F4U Navy Corsair is produced, would probably assume that most aeronautical contributions of that city are destined ipr the Navy. However, the Army Air Corps and Drew Field have a product of Bridgeport of which they are proud, none othe r -than .Lt. Fred erick L. Uttenweiler, C. 0. of the 303rd Bomb Squadron. Lieutenant Uttenweiler, a resi dent of Bridgep9rt since his birth in 1915, attended its grammar and high schools, and the Bridgeport Engineering Institute. At the time of Pearl Harbor, he was an air-conditioning and refrigeration enginee: handling installations in Connecticut. After office hours he did not remain on ice for at the time of our entry into the war he held a private pilot's license and had at least 100 hours flying time, accrued while flying about in such things as Stinson 105s. It was not long after 'the war started that Uttenweiler, now C. 0. of the 303rd, entered the Avia tion -Cadets, taking primary at Coldman Field, Texas, basic at Randolph and advanced training, wings, and commission at Brooks. Following a period of observation training at he joined the 84th Bombardment Group at Sa vannah for training in the Vultee Vengence and Douglas Dauntless. When the outfit moved to Drew; Lieutenant Uttenweiler. became in succession Flight Leader, First Lieutenant, Operations Officer, and then succeeded Captain Tuite as C. 0. only a matter of speculation. bine-firing GI's qualified. wrong. Lt. McGee 1s once more We hear Mark Watts is on the When the two-day firing ses. at the helm of, the Proof ball gett-ing some entertainment sion on the St. Petersbulg ?f the squa<'!ron s warm welc?me together-or so 'tis rumored. range was ended recOtrds 1s reflected m the fact that smce Handsome Anson Seder; God's showed seven m 'en 'were exMcGee's return, morale. has g -ift to sinnething or other, is a perts, 31 were sharpshooters, zoomed upward. Welcome back, likely prospect. You ought to and 24 were marksmen. Lt. McGee. hear him warble his current Lieutenant Mazzolla was well JEFFREY THUMBS A RIDE favorite "Put YourArms pleased with the conduct of the The boys in Operations are Around Me, Honey." Best of men on the range, while Lieu-usually a calm bunch. Nothing congrat-ulations go to Joyce tenant Rice, commanding offiruffles them. But last week Shaw, a new papa! The little cer, was enthused by the ex-they were fluttering like a bundle wiU be there to greet cellent showing and the spidt group of high .. school hep-cats him when he goes home on of competition among the men. at a Harry James heat session. -_fu_r .:..fe.:..w.:.:......:.w:...e:..:e:.:k:::s:.:_:. __ ..,;_ ___ _:P:_v.:..t=-I:::..L::::. _:E:.s::k::.n=a:z:i --'. In to Operations the other daY strode a Lt. J. Lind for a cross-country hop. Just another brass hat from the Sig nal Corps hitching a ride, thought the boys, But Pfc. Lor.;. in J. California, and a hot movie fan spotted the clean-cut officer. It was Lt. Jeffrey Lynn, formerly of Hollywood, now stationed with the "pigeon-keepers" at Drew field. YOU'LL MAKE IT SARGE Sergeant Adrian R. Beerhorst, Grand Rapids, Mich., is beginning to get a little restless. Like a lot of other con scious of continued Allied successes, wants his c,rack at the Axis. He's afraid the big show might be over before he takes that boat ride. We think differently but Beerhorst has the right spirit. THEY LIKE FIELDER GALLAGHER He's a giant of a fellow and his good natu-re is infectious. The men in Motor Transportation swear by him. And baseball addicts stick to him like flies when he's spinning diamond tales. We're talking about T/Sgt. Joseph E Gallagher, Buffalo, N. Y ., and former colorful. outfielder with the N. Y. Yankees, St. Louis Browns and the Brooklyn Dodgers. .Joe thinks Johnny "Red" Allen is the best pitcher he's faced and with true Yankee reverence claims that Lou Gehrig was the greatest hitter in the game. Gal lagher has a private opinion A SIX-MEAL MAN Sgt. Howard A. Reber, A shland, Ohio, had a day off recently_ and before it was over he had put away six bucks worth of civilian chow -and roller-skated for the first time. in two years. He explained his husky eating this way: "Shucks, I hadn't eaten for two days so I knocked off six meals to catch up."_ MAKES JOE A T /12 Pvt. Joseph J. Severa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of Engineering used to strut in good company. His former employer is now a Lt; Colonel at a Virginia base and his roommate at Georgetown. Law School .is a major in Texas. Severa's too modest to admit it but we learned that Joe was honored in 1940 by beipg included in "Who' s Who in American Colleges and Universities," a publication singling out outstanding collegians of the year. WELCOME NEW OFFICERS A. belated welcome to several new officers in our outfit. New brass hats in the 496th are Lt. Duard M. LeGrand, Eufaula, Ala. (Intelligence); Lt. Jerome H. Roller, Newark, N. J. (Supply); Lt. Robert W. Schumann, Madison, Wis. (Communications); Lt. Charles D. Bradley, San Jose, Calif. (Communications); Lt. Ar-. thur P. Breitengross, Fond du Lac, Wis. (Engineering); and Lt. Andrew N. Yiannacopoulis, Boston, Mass. 84th Parent Group Is Fighter-Bomber; New Sq. Numbers about flashy Joe Gordon's cur-The 84th is now a Fighter rent 'hitting and fielding slump. Bomber Group instead of dive Naturally, Gallagher thinks the bombardment and the switch, Yankees are a cinch in the coming World Series. turned Headquarters into a turHAVEN'T WE ALL, SEYMOUR? bulent' river of activity. The '' [/ON' I Te:.LL ME. '7'6U'\./E:. Dt-::;C:..oi--!TtNUE-0 E..UI

DREW fiELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 PAGE THREE Drew Officers Attend AWUTC School. Graduating Man Keyed To Wartime Efficiency And A.W. Co-Ordination (This is the first in a series of articles describing the activities of A WUTC' s Officers' School. ) The Officers' School, under the command of Major Ar?. thur McLean of the Aircraft Warning Unit Training Center, is Drew Field's answer to a streamlined, co-ordinated air warning training school. Since its conception in December, 1942, the school has milled 1,200 officers through its finely tooled courses. Upon graduation the men are experts on the various branches in air warning which in the opinion of the faculty-are requisite to wartime excellence. BASICS ARE EMPHASIZED -------------ence in tlte Cavalry before In addition to a survey of the joining the Signal Corps. technical aspects of A W, the school trains its officers in the Second Lt. James H. Brovold basic miltary subjects of weapons brings a background of teaching and tactics with particular refer-in mathematics, science and athINSTRUCTORS OF THE OFFICER'S SCHOOL teach officers eo-ordination between the numerous ence to their application to A W letics to the job of Assistant Ad segments of air warning. Left to right they are L ieu.tenants Pardy, Barcan, Bishop, Woods, Jeffrey, operations. A two weeks course jutant, while First Lt. Leonard B. Brovold, Turcotte, Dugan, Major MeLean (seated) and Major McKenzie. Since the school's inau-in weapons, and lectures on sub-Pardy, Administrative Assistant, guration in December, 1942, more ihan 1,200 Drew Field officers have taken the course. jects such as chemical warfare, made gas mask hoses for Good-57 3d Non-Com Volunteers Sleepy Sunday _________ -:-_::.._--'-------------1 camouflage, demolitions and field year; enlisted in the Regular fortifications round out the cur-Army and W!)rked up to first serriculum. geant in an Infantry company; For KP; Could It Be Love? M By T/5 E. E. "KAY" KAYSER orning in an Lake Coral is quite a place according to a couple of men from Headquarters and Plotting Company, 573 SA 'w Bn. Orderly R oom We refer to T/5 William B7aun and T/5 Arthur En.glema?. These boys are well acquamted over there now, and their favorite choices among the fairer sex are Kitty and Billie. Old 303d Dies on Kitty had Braun in a stupor, even to the point that he Feet, or Sitting volunteered tQ do KP duty at the USO at the lake. Know-By M/SGT. E. G. RODDY ing how Bill "loves" work in every form, the boys hereabouts The Orderly Room of the are still unable to figure Corporal Bill's latest was in-. active Sunday mornmg. Not that Congratulatwns to our fnen?-, I it is exceptionally active any Pfc. Raymond Boggs, who tlus Gilbert A. Grovier were promoted other morning of the week but week received his transfer to the last week to T/4's. Nice going. it seemed that even the 'most Air Corps to await subsequent. "Pop" Lane, congenial "dad" energetic clerk in the place 'Cpl transfer to the AviatiOJ?. _Cadets. of bo:ys and Mitchell, decided to take Pfc. Boggs has been hv!n.g Plottmg, IS still trymg t?. figure easy and read the home town this moment and we all JOin his o1;1t how. he was reclassified by paper. wife and nine-months old daughhis dentist to class III. It was DAT OL' DEBBn. M/Rr ter in wishing him the best of was funny, wasn't it, Pop? luck The Statistical Department, Harold E. Col_vm Js cer-which usually kept busy in the Our genial battalion com-tamly proud of h1s boys at morning, was reading and writ-mander was certainly proud of <::amouflage school. He has a ing letters. The Morning Report his boys as they returned from r1ght to be, as they h.ave turned clerk was just sitting in his chair the parade. They had the snap out of the mces.t, most looking pleased; and he was able and precision of "old timers" au.thent!c and most re-to do it in-two hours with only and were on their toes on the productions ever seen m the a few mistal.?es probably omitted execution of the major's com-art of make belieye. The school to attach 35 EM for rats and mands. He came into headquadrupled 1ts qrs., and dropped an officer. as quarters smiling from ear to !n four weeks, and believe AWOL instead of as Sick in Hos-ear; exclaiming, "How'd'ya like 1t or not they haye to pita!. 'em today the boys to take theu 10 mm-But those are just little things FIRST VISIT ute breaks. More than 75 per that make the life of a Morning cent of the b?ys _volunteeered Report clerk exciting. Cpl. John Walsh had the time of his life the other night as he went into town for his first visit since _coming to Drew Field. (He's only been at Drew Field for seven months.) He was overcome by the sights the beautiful senoritas on the streets .. the mobs that brushed him aside in the stores slightly perturbed by the hamburgers, coffee. popcorn, candy and "wet'' limeade, hot dogs and coQkies he consumed. At his.rate of "doing the town" it is T/5 Harvey Lockwood's guess .that going. to town twice a year is just about enough for his pal. "Spender" John. Lieutenant John Ford and Lt. Robert Schmke returned last week from two weeks at Camouflage school, Waterboro, S. C. They enjoyed /their course of study, but couldn't get over how "hot" it was up there ... (wonder what they think this weather has been down here?). Lieutenant Schmke was made battalion adjutant almost immediately upon his return _here and Lieutenant Ford is looking around for more schools to attend. Battalion headquarters has a very peachy volleyball team and challenges all oncomers in the battalion. For further arrangements see Sgt. Maj. William Haubert Jr., player-coach, manager, chief rooter and water boy. PROMOTION TOLD T / 5 George 0. Zimmerman, the handsome chief clerk from Company A, with the long golden tresses, was promoted this week to line corporal. (We're awaiting the day until George gets his GI haircut-he just won't look the same.) T / 5 Thomas J Hanley and T/5 forthe:_ scho?l s mght problem HAVE SAME GIRL MAYBE last Fnday mght. The Personnel Department What could better to was almost deserted. Two of the meet your battalion executive of-guys got their wires crossed ficer on the hig?way,. _miles and both took the same day from camp. Hitch hikmg IS _the off. The two remaining clerks mode of just couldn't find the energy io pnor to pay-day and Its a thnll do anything with Service Recof a lifetime to be able to catch a ords and Pay aooks. ride with the captain, "your boss," in your own battalion's exOne of them, Pfc. a elusive transportation. lad from Iowa, Is await FLASH! F /Sgt. Zigun of Commg a to go. home _and pany A never realized his own help -the harvesting. Smce prowess as a boxer until he met the fmlough request y.ras apup with Lt. David Kennedy, proved, he has been ready Company D's genial commander, for A mornmg here, a Friday night for a few rounds in to pack, to hav:e an improvised arena between piCtm e taken,_ to hiS their respective orderly room!;. It hair cut, to get his was all in fun but we regret-to say good-by to m fully report a double fracture of another squadron .. I thmk actual the -ankle suffered by the lieu-count. would brmg the total tenant. (How could that come mornmgs off, up to 14. from an innocent game of box-. the. c;lerk, ing?). we're sorry to learn of received his Reader:; Dige_st, your misfortune, lieutenant, and which hl_ld been followmg hi!ll wish you a successful and speedy through fiVe transfers. for the last recovery four months, and he IS busy try-. ing to read it all before the Sailor Pulls Live Bomb From Flaming Plane JACKSONVILLE (CNS) Machinist Mate Arthur McArdle of Brooklyn was cited here recently for pulling a live bomb from a wrecked and burning fighter plane after a crash at Lee Field, auxiliary base of the Jacksonville Naval Air station. McArdle rushed to the plane, pulled the bomb from a pool of flaming gasoline and dragged it away. He was then taken to the station dispensary where he was treated for severe burns of the hands and forearms. next issue arrives. SERGEANT MAKES DOODLES The First Sergeant, who is really quite a character, is shuffling through some papers, killing time for awhile, until a certain difnifled length of time has passed since his arrival in the Orderly Room, until he can take off for town, and the brig-ht lights, without losing face. AS USUAL The Charge of Quarters is asleep in his corner. The poor guy was probably up all night, getting fellows ready for shipment, awakening the cooks, and "rackin" off Kaypees. The officers who attend the then went through Officers' Can school are of varied experience. School for his commisMany are officers with extensi v e communications backgrounds, some have come from other branches of the service, a few are electronics experts. FIELD 1.iRAINING, TOO After two weeks of weapons, and two weeks of classes on Aircraft Warning, the students go into the field and put into practice the lessons they have learned. Rigid camouflage discipline, antiaircraft and anti-mechanized attack security me a su-re s are stressed. Classes in the future are expected to be composed to a greater extent of officers just out of OCS or from other branches of. the Signal Corps. The school's p r o g r a m is closely co-ordinated with other Army A W schools. After ation, a number of the officers are selected to attend ihe four weeks. filterers' course given by the IC department of the 588th Signal AW Battalion. Another selection is then made sending officers to the Filter Officers' Course given at Orlando by the Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. INSTRUCTORS WELL TRAINED The instructors for the school have been chosen with primary regard to their general Army background, and their special knowledge. Major Arthur McLean's career of 36 years in the Army gives him a wealth of experience with which to handle the school's problems. Major McLean enlisted as a private in the Infantry. In 1907, later transferred to the Cavalry, and worked up to the position of Sergeant Majqr. He was commissioned in 192'1. Included in his experience is active duty in both the Mexican Border Incident, and WorLd War I. Major McLean entered the Aircraft Warning service in December, 1941. Executive Officer for the school is Maj. James B. McKenzie. Major McKenzie graduated from Texas A .'!z; M. with a degree in electrical engineering. He received a reserve commission in the Signal Corps; was transferred to the Aircraft Warning Service in December, 1941; and received his commission in t)le Regular Army on July 1, 1942 The administrative staff of the school has every possible type of background, from Street banker to wrestling champion. Second Lieutenant -Douglas G. Bisl1op, the school's adjutant, studied philosophy at Williams college; took time off for hunting, baseball and hockey; and was in charge of the banking department of a New York trust company before entering the Army. EX-WRESTLER INSTRUCTS First Lt. Lloyd Jeffrey, Field Cadre officer, won a Phi Beta Kappa key and the welterweight wrestling _championship at the University of Texas. Lieutenant Jeffrey bad experi-QUALIFICATIONS GIVEN An electrical engineering de gree from the University of Pitts-burgh provides. First Lt. James J. Dugan, S-3, with his technical qualifications. First Lieutenant John R. Woods, with a' background in electrical engineering and a history of three years in the infantry, commands the Com munications Company of the 501st, which services the school. First Lt. Evarist Tur cotte, S14, knows, the Army well with his ten years of service and his "hitch" in Puerto Rico as a radio operator. Ham operating is Lieutenant Turcotte' s main interest outside his work in the Army. Second Lt. Arthur Barcan graduated cum laude from Brooklyn college with an award in the field of history; taught school at Brooklyn High; and now co-ordinates classroom instruction in the Officers' school, The Officers: school first began, rather tentatively, as an officers' field problem under the direction of S-3, A WUTC. Another field problem in January, 1943, was followed by specialist instruction in "B" stage. The outlines of the school became clearer in the middle of March when Major McLean was given command, and in May the school acquired sufficient in structor personnel to transfer the lectures from "B" stage to the school itself. Since that time, with the demands made upon it constantly increasing, the school has continued to grow and bring to it additional instructors. Visiting Well Looked After At Guest House Do you know that there' is a very pleasant guest house, right here at Drew Field, in which your parents, wives, or close friends may stay while visiting you? Misses Narcissa Leland and Mabel Nicks, your Service Club hostesses, run the guest house beautifully and efficiently. Your guest will find it a comfortable, charming home during the three days which each visitor is al lowed there. A soldier wishing to engage a room for an anticipated guest may contact either Miss Leland or Miss Nicks at the S ervice Club, phone 897 The cost of the room per night is merely 75 cents. Meals may be eaten at a very small cost at the Service Club. Your family or friends will receive great pleasure from a short visit here at your own base. They will find the guest house most enjoyable, and will remember the attractive lounge, the ccmfoortable rooms and the hospitality of the guest house long after they have returned home.


" PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 DREW FIELD ECHOES bfficia.l Publication Dre w Field That Funny Feeling P. 0. Address: :brew Field, Tampa, Fla. Friday, Sep'tember 3, 1943 COLONEL MEL VJN, B. ASP / Air Base Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange A ctivity, published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted m e n of Drew -Field. Authority Sec. II, W. D Circula r 55, 1943 under the supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with W D M e m o. No W210-6-42, d a ted September 7 1942 Subject: Publication.-of Post, C amp and Unit N ewspapers. Major Cheste r K. Delano, Base Special Service Officer Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, Editor The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in Special Services Building on 8th Street b etween A an

DREW FIELD ECHOeS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 PAGE FIVE 9030 QM CORPS Fire Brigades Orga_ riized: Sgt. Tracks Down CO Lt. Edwin Fisher Recovers From Operation; Lt. K. B. Cunningham Weds By CORP. ALBERT A. HARLAN Lt. Edwin J. Fisher, Commanding Officer of the 903rd, is 756th SAW Is Gaining Personnel Cpl. Nichter to School in S. D. making splendid recovery from his recent by CPL. MAURICE H. NICHTER Energetic, always active in sports, especially in the field of We are growing slow, but sure. football, it is a sure bet that the worst punishment Lt. Fisher Because of the lull in duties, two could undergo is just what he is doing now-reclining in. a men were given furloughs t}. Russian Speaking Soldiers Sought Russian-speaking men whose AGCT scores are 120 or better may apply for ASTP training, even though these same men may have failed to qualify for the training program at an date. A fluent knowledge of the Russian tongue has been required prior to the present change in the regulations, as well as a high AGCT score. A good score, plus a fair knowledge of the language, may secure for a man that coveted chance at specialized training now. Unless a man who has been classified as "limited service" has been reclassified as "general service," he will be ineligible for shipment to a ,STAR unit. However, as soon as they receive the classification of "general service," their other qualifications will determine whether or not they will become a member of a STAR group. "' All men making application for specialized work must make out the required number of copies and forms which are forwarded before their papers will be read and considered. -------wa'rren II. Simas, who called signals for Oregon State college in its 20-16 upset of Duke in the 1942 Rose Bowl game, recently was promoted t o grade of corporal at Camp Roberts, Cal. Three new officers have been assigned to our company. The new officers include: 2nd Lts. Harold G. Malin, 1\lerril H. Seaman and Victor C. Willett. We now, have enough officers .to produce a crack volley-ball team in a short time. At least they are trying and doing a good job of learning the game the hard way! One of these days 756 shouldbe able to sport the three best teams on the Field-one of officers, one of non-coms, and one of privates. MAURICE DID A GOOD JOB Cpl. Maurice H Nichter is leaving Drew Field on detached service to attend the College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, Brookings, S. D. He will be learning the Army system of personnel classification while gone and will report back to the 756th after the course is completed. Because it would be impossible to attend school in South Dakota and continue as reporter for the Drew Field Echoes, Pfc. Cantrell will take over and keep Drew posted on the latest dope of one of the best companies on the Field. Sunrise Ceremony Planned by Masons For Labor Day Visiting Master Masons from Tampa and Drew Field are invited to attend the Special Labor Day meeting and breakfast, to be held at sunrise, a .m., in the John Darling. Lodge, 610 Madison Street. -The special breakfast will b e served following first section work on the Master's Degree. The Lodge, F. and A.M., extends greetings to all brothers, and invites them to attend the meetings every Monday at 7:30 p.m. The sunrise gathering is unique and exclusive with the Darling Lodge, no other Mason organiza tion having such an affair. Soldiers wishing to arrange passes for the Labor Day meeting must arrange to leave the 'post by 0615, 6, and should have their passes so sta mped. They should be back by noon. Organization Commanders are urged to let men who are Masons attend the meeting. ATE UP AT the WAC area the other day. (I was invited). The f()Od ihat I had the pleasure (and I do mean pleasure) of eating was the grandest stuff I have tucked into my tired ole frame in ye;lrs. I don't -know, I guess it's the woman's touch, but let me tell you, brother, it was the swellest eatin' stuff I can remember. Speakin' of the WACs, everybody. and his brother has written about 'em but me. I swore I wouldn't, but you know (and it wasn't the meal that prompted me) those kids are really doing a heck of a swell job.. When y-ou birds get to thinkin' out loud what you should be tryin' to forget, remember that these kids didn't have to get in. They have a swell bunch up there, and after talking to a lot of office heads on the base, I learned that a lot of the right kind of respect is due these women of the Army. GEE, I'M HUNGRY. I could really ti.se a steak. (Am I kiq din?) Writin' about food always knocks me out. Then I get us and cook something in that galley of mine and really knock myself out. Last time ... four hours. It may be my cookin', but I thinlt that the stove is holding a grudge against me. GOT A LITTLE time on my hands. First time I've had time in a long time. Well, what will we talk about? I don't think of a thing (usually), but something co'ijld be said for that guy wh-o borrows your car for 10 minutes and leaves Y>OU stranded for. the week-end. There are times when I think that some people could be graciously done away with. I'm not advocating murder but have YrOU given this mercy killin' any thought? If I ever catch that guy, I'm going to tow ltini for seven miles flat on his back behind the truck. Some guys! l{'!' YOU KNOW I'VE used so many different typewriters on this junk that the staff of the paper is beginning to stalk me with one machine always handy. I get bored with one ma-chine. How would you like to be a typewriter and have some one pound your face hour11 on end? I believe in giving the machine a break with the thought in mind that some day the machine may break me. (Is that phrased right?) (Ed. note: It stinks, Adam). :!:: LOOKIN' AROUND the office here. Some people are furiny. Just in the few hundreds that come in and out of here each day there are a million different types. Most every one 'who enters a newspaper office is trying to impresS somebody. What a line, what a gag, what a life. Why can' t people be content in the fact that they are "little from East Kokomo? The Army isn't going to' raise your salary because they think that you are someone you are not, and never could be anyway. (Involved isn't it?) (Ed. again: Go to the library, Adam, and get a primer on gram-mar). EVERY ONCE in a while a guy gets a kick in the pants. No, I mean it. Seems funny. A guy spends a lot of time gettin' to know a ella, and then boom there he goes. A guy can go with a girl and when the breakup comes ... well there might be another, but with. guys it's different. I've lost several real friends this past few months. Some of the poor birds are done gone for goofi. When you work with a fella over a period of months, and plan for war .with him, you sorta hate to see him go; Gives a guy; a funny fee lin'. HOTTER'N THE HINGES of Hades today. It was so hot. out where I was (working again ... the second time this week) that the grass even refused to wilt. I was so hot that when I sat on that hot rock an odor similar. to frying ham (Ed. Exact}y) wafted its way on the breeze. \Veil, with ham what it is these days I should kick. :(: K. P. (Ain' t them awful letters? ) believe that the alphabe t should release these two letters for the good of the governmentand the men. -Of all the necessary in the Army, why does K. P. have to be so damn Important? The grease trap ... t h a t awful contraption that some demented soul invented in the throes of some mental torture. That terribly ingenious and sanitary mess of mechanism that j_ust demands to be cleaned and s crubbed about every ten minutes. Ah, this modern world BAH! UNDERSTAND THAT a certain staff car on the way to St. Pete divulged a very red carnation (or was it a cabbage?), anyway, there it was. (pretty, too). :f: HERE WE GO AGAIN! I don't know what the heck to write about so I'm j\lst going to let the machine go ahead and rant. Funny, the times when you do have something to write about you don' t hav e a machine, and I can't write, I just tell the contra'ption what I wan t 'to say, and the rewrite dept. does my column. Lif e i s a complicated hunk of trouble sometimes. Sometimes it ain' t! Right now it is. Tomorrow, everything will be all right again. That'a the w a y it goes. Here today, here tomorrow. (Ed. You hope).


PAGE SIX DREW FIELD EC.HOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER l, 1943 70iTH SIGNAL Outfit's Morale High; Wilbert's a Night Man CAPSULE COMMENT By M/SGT. ROBT. L. The Station Hospital's two famous runaway laboratory sheep pulled another of their daring daylight escape acts last week, but their latest break was quickly quelled by .animal-fancier Pvt. Julius Mockus. 7J4th Writer Quits Pen. For Stick, 2 Macs Sub By PVTS. ROBERT MACENROTH and JAMES MACORKEL The Echoes this week lost a capable correspondent, and the aviation cadets got a good man. We refer, of course, to Pfc. Rob-. ert (Killer) Keeler. Good luck, Keeler, and we'll do our darndest to follow the excellent example you set in keeping the 714th before By JAMES C. BRILEY The fun and laughter is never over in the 704th Sig. A W com pany From sunup till moondown there is never a dull moment. Boys, if you don't believe it, just come through the Plotting Platoon barracks about 10 minutes before the lights go out. Speaking of "lights out," some CQ from Syracuse named Lynch failed to extinguish the lights in the dayroom. Lynch, it is better to go to the show before 11 o'clock from now ori. WILBERT A GHOUL? Boys, take some advice, don' t monkey around with that gold miner from Idaho. Yes, his name is Pvt. Wilbert, the guy who is always ready, both willingly and earnestly, to go on the graveyard shift at the Information Center. Wheh Cpl. Rowe, that tarheel from North Carolina with the broad shoulders, is asked if he wished the war was over, what do you suppose he says? Ask him sometime. Corporal Rowe, you are doing pretty good. Just keep it up. Time will tell, we hope. SWANK IN ARlZONA'! From Arizona comes a kid named Swank. Pvt. Swank, how is it to leave that girl and folks back home? Yes, we all know how it is, and are hoping we will soon all be able to go back home and enjoy the life we once had. Also just returned from furlough is Corporal Dukes. We are glad to see you progres:;ing so well after your operation, and to Pvt. Gordy, Cpl. Moore, Pvt. Jenskovic and.Pvt. Carl Williams, who is il). the hospital. We wish you a very speedy recovery. Cpl. .Valentine has returned from 3d AF Rest Center, Lake Lure, N. C. Best of luck, Cpl. Valentine. The personnel section and the orderly room have their "ups and downs." At present, it is the latter. Ask Sgt. Coleman about the old. morning and Sick Books. We all have .days like that, so give him time,., Pfc. Earle. He, as well as we, will lel!,rn. To Cpl. Healy goes the best of luck in making this month's payroll. By all meims, don't redline us. If you are in' doubt, ask Professor Sprague. Speeding across Florida a bit, we contact the two reporting platoons of the "Fighting 704th." We .congratulate them on their progress in operational training. SIGMANN IS OKEH Sub .Depot Subs Say Bad Form To Catch Up An overly playful tan dog started the trouble when he ju111.ped into the sheep-pen about 1200 one rainy day, evidently intent upon having mutton-on-thehoof for lunch. The rampant lambs objected and started to run in terror. Delighted at this turn of By "HOSSFLY" events, the pooch gave gleeful Capt. Holcombe Describes Combat flying Overseas Ye ol' Sub-Depot Hossfly buzzed chase and Wild Willy, the no-around quite a bit to scrape to-torious wooly who had made a Capt. Richard E. Holcombe, gether the contents of the Subs 84th Bombardment Group, is back this week; let's see what it' s all previous AWOL stunt stretch after seven and a half months of about: over a full week, tore a hole in fighting over such now-famous During a meeting of all Supthe fence and broke for the spots as the Kasserine and Faid the Drew Field public. By the way, we have instructed former brother Keeler, when the opportunity presents itself, to drop a few bombs on a certain corner of no-man's land, called, well, you know what. There is a certain private that is having a few days rest in Brooklyn after that strenuous bombing mission somewhere far away. Private Pieroni, could you give some hint as to the identity of this incredible private? We -all are ashamed of Dietrick for hiding that radio from us. That is a definite breech of barracks ethics. He should know that a radio is the very livelihood of every red-blooded American soldier. Ply Supervisors the other. day, t "F" Passes, Gabes, Tunis, Bizerte, and open coun ry across East Sousse. Lt. Pleasants, 26th S.D.S.O., exavenue from the hospital. "Sure, I've had numerous en"MOONY' LINDSAY" pressed his desire to see 100% w d t L t co-operation between the various NO MATCH FOR MOKUS counters with Messerschmitts and ere worne abou es Focke Wulfs but It \"as Just rou Lindsay asking for barracks ordepartments of Supply. He Sgt. Henry B. Raiford of Hos--' -stressed very strongly the idea pital Utilities came to the rescue tine fighting ... lots of dogfights derly so consistently. The way he and plenty" of tracers flying waltzes around the barracks floor of "help your fellow-worker," at this into the through the air, but I was lucky, you would think he was about and encouraged people that be-pen, canme saboteur never touched." ready to. keel over on his face come caught up with their work, and him none too gently. For this "routine fighting" the with that moony look. Evidently, which is highly irregular, to offer Meanwhile, however, Rampant captain wears the the giil back home has a posttheir services to .. the guy that's Reggie has followed his wooly Distinguished Flying Cross and furlough influence on Lester. swamped. brother through the hole. But the Air Medal with four oak lea What a delightful imagination he The assembled supervisors were Pvt. Mockus arrived in a cloud clusters. must have! agaii). reminded that we're fight-of sand and the clatter of G. I. No news is available on Pfc. ing a war, and their duties, that shoes and the jig was up for "It must not be thought that Eakin's activities. W e are unable of supplying the organizations of Reggie. Julius, who weighs in at the .Nazis used second-string to figure out on what he squanthe U. S. A. A. C., have a definite around 200 pounds, launched a men or equipment in the Afri-ders the extra four dollars a bearing upon the successful train-flying tackle that brought the can conflict their fighter month. As the adage goes: No ing programs of the outfits sta-aroused sheep to earth. In a pilots were great. fliers. And news is good news we hope. tioned at. Drew Field. Mr. Por-matter of minutes the would-be the Italians have' probably taken more of a propaganda Sergeant Suffern and Pvt. ton, supply's C. C., made several des-erterwas back on duty in the beating thaat they deserve, be-beneficial suggestions, and the pen. cause they flew right in the Harle -or shall we say Sgt. meeting ended with no comment Wild Willy was a sheep of a German formations, and as far Suffern vs. Pvt. Harle -have from the supervisors. different co 1 o r (figuratively as I could see, did their job already struck up an acquaint-TRY A DIFFERENT BAIT, GIL speaking.) as well as they could." anceship, It seems -Pvt. Harle Engineering's Joe Quinn, super After lingering around the His outfit was attached to the doesn't particulariy care for fisherman, spends his day off Medical Tent City British First Army and was more standing retreat; on the other each week angling for the yiddle loz;tg enough to his fellow or less under the direc t command t t d W 11 t k t h hand, Sgt. Suffern, strangely fishes in de brook. Qilbert Lampn cap ure 1 Y oo 0 IS of Air Marshal Coningham, whom boley, one of Smitty's many and was away to the high Capt. Holcombe describes as an enough; is of an entirely dif draftsmen, accompanied Joe on a timber. excellent leader. ferent opinion. Well, as the fishing trip last Sat. and do they But he figured without Pvt. "0 course, we will win the moron always does: "Grind up talk a good catch! Mockus The big blond ware:.. war in the European theater," he your best friend in a meat Incidentall:y, Gilbert is quite a rounded up a posse says. "It is only a question of figure-head m the world of ro-from the detachment and away time and the sooner we get start-grinder and every time you can mance; stories aren't all he they rode-in an ambulance. ed the sooner the thing will be scrape up an old acquaintance ... has at his -says he Wooly Willy was doomed. He over. It should be within a year, Sergeant Bennett, one of the had two dates w1th whom he made a game stand on a farm once the ball starts rolling. company orators, talks so fast thought was to be the Mrs. a mile beyond the north gate, "But the well-informed man in that even 20 minutes after he's Lamboley, set the marnage date, but Sheriff Mockus was too fast the street can probably make a stopped talking his dimples are got ready to take the final on the draw and the tackle and safer prediction-he has access to still running around on his face plunge, and all of a sudde!l, the the sheep rode ignominiously all the periodicals, the radio, the trying to find a place to settle young lady changed her mmd -back to his old corral press; the only thing we could see down. Please Jot!; I'm only the reason?? -Well, it isn't be-' was the particular Nazi we were kidding! cause Gilbert carries a "4F" card. SKUNK SEEKS ADMITTANCE to blast out of the African KURASH WASTING AWAY? OLD SALT IN SUPPLY The excitement of the pre<;edCapt. Holcombe said the serv-We have noticed lately that Sub -Depot's Interesting Peo-ing escapade had hardly died ice performed by the groundfriend Kurash is getting painfully ple:. Did you know Mr. B. B. down when another animal crews was almost miraculous. Not thin. Can it be he is still worAmunds, supply's man with the caused a furore around the hos-only did they do the seemingly ried about that singe job he had high forehead, was a seafarin' pitaL impossible, but.. they worked un-on his sun tans by the Merry gent in time gone by? Yessiree, This time the little creature ceasingly and with the greatest Widow/ Laundry? Or, is he simply it used to 'be "Captain Amunds"; was a skunk, who, probably suf-skilL having sleepless nights, he shipped out off-and-on since fering from some ailment .Peculiar "The big single feat that up a scheme for camouflaging he was a mere lad. to the peculiar family to which he sticks in. my mind is not any the tortured material -such as W.e are all sympathizing with One of his .most interesting belongs, decided to admit himself one moment of exceptional dar-burning in some -cute maze that our commanding Lt. Sigstories is about the time he was to the hospital. ing or heroism, but the con-might keep the inspecting offi mann, as he straightens out vari-prompted to go as a Leaving an unmistakable trail stant miracle of the men on the cers so fascinated they won' t say ous things around the company. result of running his tugboat behind him, the unwelcome kitty ground putting the planes back a thing-just gasp in sheer amazeBoys, we have to give it to him. aground, while pulling several big wandered from the Receiving 0-in the air." ment. I tell you, we privates will He is doing a swell job. barges; the first barge in the ice, past the Hospital P-X, down "After the first landings in try anything! We are very happy to welcome rear of the tug proceeded to over-to Area Medical Supply and all Casablanca, as the American jug-Another thing! I don' t have Lt. Cohen and Lt. Heaton to the run it when she stuck in the mud, the way back to the vicinity of gernaut pushed across the fringe KP ALL the time. Why, just the organization. In beh.alf of the and Captain Amunds did what Ward A-1 before he was caught of the Mediterranean, one could other day I was latrine orderly! enlisted men, best of-luck to you. anyone else would do-JUN.fP. His up with and his career brought spend a comfortable leave in the Well, we'll see you next week So long until next week, boys, work in Supply is quite a bit to a sudden end. occupied towns; but as the illl-if our health permits. when more of 704th's happenings t<)mer, .but memories of the thrillvasion force swelled, prices sky-will be reflected again. ing 'ol days live on. The Detachment Glee club has rocketed to ridiculous heights." Are you honest? You can re---------=--..,------'--.;:_ __ _:. ___________ a brand new theme song, an Capt. Holcombe is from Topeka, turn whatever you find by locat-AW Units Okay on Range original turned out by two .mem-Kan., and attended Washburn ing the loser through a classitied bers of the group. Sgt. Bob college. ad in the ECHOES. No cost. By T/5 T. P. ALLEN Barnes wrote the words to the new song, which is called simply "Theme Song," and Cpl. Don There's a reason why Signal A W Detachments 22 and 23 got Boyd contributed the music. their first introduction to a Browning automatic rifle when they ---went to the range last week. The reason: A war is going on. Members of the Veterinary It is reported that all but three or four qualified. So you see, Detachment are sporting new some of the bullets ranged a little wide of the targets. butcher frocks these days as GET FEEL OF PIECES they go about their work at the But the men got the "feel" of ters are popular with the soldiers. QM Cold Storage Warehouse. the guhs and were surprised to When the game is two-bits a In case you've wondered what find that they didn't kick. Maybe, throw, it takes more rolls of the the vets do on a base which has these particular B.A.R.S., now in dice to lose a dollar. no animals, you might be surtheir second world war, were too There's a reason why we be-prised to know that Maj. Fredold to .kick. lieve invention is the mother of eric B. Thomson, his assistants There's a reason why the sol-necessity. In the 19th century, and enlisted men, inspect all dier who painted the town red we invented the idea of opening meat and all dairy PI:oducts last night, is not in the pink of up Japan, and now we find it used on the field. condition today. Too much fire-necessary to blow up .Japan. ---water burned him down. Pvt. William Henderson, who Among the men we'd like to Among the guys we can't ignore left the detachment for post ex-kick Are those who wake us with change work, coritinues to fre-Are those who drink tiH they their snore. quent the hospital around lunch are sick. There's a reason why congrat-time. It seems the hospital There's a reason f{)r a couple u.lations are in .order for Pfc. branch is still Pvt. Henderson's of honorable mentions. Techni-Charles F. Wirtz of the 23d De-favorite exchange. cian 5th Grade A. F Coleman and tachment. We he broke T/5 T. P. Allen have just re-all speed records in qualifying ceived their diplomas as non-for his GI driver's license. Now, commissioned venereal disease when the men of this Detachment control officers ih detachment 23! aeed to go somewhere, they will and 22, respectively. .get Charlie to drive them around There's a r-eason whf' quarinstead of getting the runaround. Cpl. George Gabri, who has been in charge of the Hospital Linen Exchange for the past several months, ha s moved over to the 314th to await a call to Aviation Cadet training. 756th WAC's Sworn In MORE WACs JOIN ARMY-A second group from the 756th WAC Post Headquarters company became WACs Wednesday, August 25th. At an impressive formation in front of Base Headquarters, Capt. Dennis J Dole administered the oath, followed by a congratulatory speech presented by Colonel Filmore. This group, composed of women who had not definitely decided to remain in the service when the first enlistment took place, is al-most as large as the former group. .;a.


. "' DREW FIELD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 PAGE SEVEN 0. Z. Whitehead 11Don't Sit on That Stump, Boys in 588th Like to Drill 'Why?' ''Cause That A1n't No Stump, See?' To. Role in Greatest AC Show The Sergeant Says A lot of things "ain't" what they look like around the 573rd and a fact. The camouflage department, under the leadership of 1st Lieutenant Harold E. Colvin, is in full swing at last, one of the very few battalion camouflage enlisted men's schools Sig A W Bn. Greets New Adm. Inspector on Drew field. ____ .:=_ _________ With Walterboro turning .. opt Drew Sergeant Back To Broadway Theater Recently received by Maj. By SGT. MARTIN L. WOLF a fair quota of camoufleurs, in addition to our experts fl'om the A, Grawey, T-5 Edward Y. Lord, Pfc. Charles W. Saffell, Cpl. Earl L. MacDonald, and Earl N. Bennington. Chester K. Delano, Base Spe-Sergeant Major battalion school, a G.I. has gotta PERSONALITIES be careful where he puts his cia officer, was a re-First Sgt. Stephen F Nemeth foot down; or he hears "that newest addtion to this track you just made gives YaHoo-Packing Boasts quest from the war Depart-list of topkicks, is doing a swell 'forty-eight square inches' of ment that one Sgt. 0 z. _WhiteSGT. WHITEH-EAD job at Hq. Co. To be the mother, reflecting surface, see? _Kinda brother, friend, Dutch uncle and watch where you step; if you be permitted to come to tially spent when he locks the disciplinarian to a few huri.dred must step, s-oldierl" New York Sept: 15 to confer door 011. Rec!-"eation building No. men never was a cinch as a one-When Lt. Colvin joined the .. Art .. Collection 1 and calls 1t a day. man job, but Sgt. Nemeth is hit573r6. Sig: A: W. Bn., he procured Wlth the producers of the forthCAST OF AAF ART. ISTS ting it off well. His training, as desk space in battalion headquar-Want to see some pretty girls? an Adm. Dept. instructor, serves ters. One day soon after, someone Have T /Sgt. Grennan of the coming Air Corps show to be Very little is known about the him excellently in his present ca-noticed a small net made of rope. 509th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, given Army emergency show i? which pacity. Tr next day theJ,"e appeared some that tobacco chewing Westerner, Wh1tehead Will appear. It IS to T-5 Messenger, 588th Message wire, covered with and show you his collection of photos. lief. On that date the cast will be directed by Moss Hart; who, it -Center driver, is enjoying th_e grass mats. If we were a judge we would assemble and roles will be as-is understood wrote book Ohio while on furlough, His so. cluttered, pick his sister as the prettiest after a tour of Army Au bases and his duties are J;>eing effioffiCers and_-enlisted !-"Den gal. Signed m the greatest Army seeking background. It is as-ciently performed by Pfc. Henry J:>egan askmg questions. Speaking of pictures, Sgt. Walproduction'yet conceived.. thattit will be musical, atM. Pahnke of the Wisconsin Thats JUSt what the .lieutenant ter Arbaczawski -has quite a col"AL JOAD" least m part, as other f?r Pahnkes, during his absence. The of lection on his arms and chest. Those who saw "Grapes of Army. Relief A new addition to the staff at quesh?ns .. was our exclusive The New-Jersey farmer loves to Wrafh" need no introduction to been m the cast will this headquarters is Pfc. Timothy battalion camouflage school. have the tattoo man beat on his Sergeant Whitehead. His splen-be .made up. m Its entrrety P. Donovan, easing the burden of From this school, seventeen body with that needle. did characterization of Al Joad artiSts now m our armed forces. the s-1 section. Donovan worked got their "parchments" Pvt. John W. Cbristen was was one of the outstanding por-Drew Field watch the for the Internal Revenue depart-August 24. T-5 Reino W. Carl-handing out cigars last week. The trayals of the picture. GI's from press notices with a great deal ment Massachusetts prior to his. son, Sgt. Harold P. Gilbert, T.-5 chemical man acquired a wife Manhattan; or followers of the of interest. we may not. be "out entry mto the service, and his V. Negrotto, Pvt. WIIand he's quite happy about it. New ,York theater, know the front" on opening night, Sergeant, work along those lines is standing ham J. Patterson, T-5 .James I. Was that a WAC, Sergeant El Sergeant only too well as a but 'we'll be applauding_ just the him (and us!) in good stead. feyno, Pvt. Ralph W. Egn-or, mer was seen with last week? young actor whose phenomenal same! T / 4 Bob Martin anticipates Andrew Constanzo, Sgt. Speaking of WACs, the 509th in-climb to success on Broadway is early departure for Air Cadet Wilfred. A; Jensen, T-5 Ralph vaded their area last week and nothing short of miraculous. S I S school, and all our luck and best C.,Martm, Sgt. John E. Wrubel, trimmed the female soldiers in a With practically a -lifetime peCia erVICeS wishes will accompany him Our Pfc. Robert E. Worrell, T-5 game of softbalL' We thought spent in the theater:, he first best also extended to Jim _D_o_n_a_l_d_R_._s_m_it_h_:_,_T_-_4_C.,.h-ca,-r_l_e_s_o_u_r___:o_u:.:t.:.fi:.:t_w___:.a.:.s...:m.:::.::o.:.r.:e_c::h.::i:.:v.:.a.:.lr:.:o:.:u.:.s::._ came into prominence in 1934 H ld f M f Cox and Joe Huebner of Battalion with Katherine Hepburn in ''The e Or en 0 Supply, convalescing in luxury at Lake." Then followed such veSt. Pete' s Don-Ce-Sar hotel after hicles as "New Faces," starring Camp DeSoto minor operations MJ.Ist be nice Heriry Fo.nda; "Jayhawker," with living in a beautiful hotel the redoubtable Fred Stone; looking th'! Gulf, but we hope "Fools Rush In," with Richard By PFC. WILLIAM A. NORRIS they_'ll be back with us soon. Whorf, and "Evening Star," with Special services were held for ACTIVITIES Joey Atkins, Jobyana Howland the men of the Camp DeSoto area The newly-instituted practice and Fred Conroy. last Sunday with Bishop Y. of engaging in close-order drill He next appeared .with Lois Tookes, Eleventh Episcopal Dis-each morning was a success from -Wilson of Paramount fame in trict, of the A. M. E. church, as the start., Many of the "know"Farewell Summer," after which guest speaker. it-alls" suddenly discovered that came. the hit_ "Madame The service was in charge of there was a lot of "know-it::.not" starrmg Constance Chaplain Ford Gibson who was when they were called upon to Completmg the run of The Sea assisted by Capt. Cal'! w. H. Hew-bark out the commands, and that Gull" with Alfred Lunt, White-lett area chaplain. Sixteen souls "IDR" does mean "In head toured the summer theaconverted during the serv-Dreamy Repose. .However, the ters with June Walker, going Ice. movements acquiring more afterward to Hollywood for the and more precisiOn as the days Steinbeck picture. Other on hand were go by_ and aside from th f t Again returning to the Rialt'o, Dr. J. A. White, -r:ar;npa; the. that this drill is a swell he a member of the cast J;. J. Heath, elder, St. up to start the day_ off, the men of "Life With Father," a current Distnct A M. E. are taking COIJsiderable pride and success starring Lillian Gish. He church, the and Mrs.: competitive spirit in their im-was under contract with Twenti-Bennett of Tampa, Reverend provement. eth Century-Fox, Dec. 9 1942, and Mrs. Ford Gibson, Mrs. The _bi-weekly parades and which he._ forsook to join the C. Gray, and Mrs. A Whitei formal inspections are likewise country' s armed forces. whose hus_band :vas president of discipline and morale building sergeant Whitehead came to a .college .m Afnca. White factors. There we were last to Drew -Field in February, 1943 was supermtendent of gtrls. week all dressed and shined up and was assigned to the Base T /Sgt. James C. G;-ay sang to ki'h .. and what happens? Special_ Office, where his "City Call Heaven, S /Sgt. AI-Along comes one of our famous knowledge of organizational en-vin Dowing sang "Nocturne" by Florida. rains; unexpected as tertainment a:na the myriad deThe choir selection was usual. But did we_ march??? thereof have-been used to I li Fly Away." We sme did!! And did. we look the fullest extent. A picnic was held at the camp good? We sure did!r And d'd STUDIES uNDER KARLOV afternoon. Master of we Well, not much. ceremomes was Sgt. Harry Thayer You could have counted the A pupil of Boris Karlov, noted who kept the crowd gay and whimpers on the fingers of one Broadway character actor and lively shoutinli his jive. hand. formerly with the Moscow Art Following retreat the girls PHYSICAL TORTURE theater, the first began dined at the mess hall. We've got a posse of Vigilantes to get go.?d parts I_D 1936. He had .. dinner Staff S.ergeant out .on the prowl, hunting down at that time studied under Ka;Dowmg played the piano, with the sadist who invented some of lov for 14 months. That he Pfc. Avery Graham and Pvt. Ed-those exercises we take as part be called to play an 1m-ward Hellm singing. of. our daily calisthenics. It portandtAJ,"Aole hm as1 Y:et 1 un-A dance is scheduled for Sept. wouldn' t surprise us a bit. to be name F s Is a ogica 15th. introduced to a co bi at'on l'k s_umptiOn. While he credits th. m n I I e Karlov largely with his success 405th Materlel Is, one of_ these _afternoons: The h 1 next exerc1se will be a trunkIs p easmg and bending rm-stret h g k magnetism are not to be Ignored. a c m nee At Drew Field he is just one of Afficer Uppe d Jabb_mg, fmger toe-the boys a hardworking soldier \\...!/ !! _head -rockmg, neck-and a one in every sense of twJstmg JOb, _done at the position the word To Captatncy of attention m 658 counts. But Though. its'. go_od stuff, as the diminishing Sergeant Whitehead waistlmes show. m the best. of causes, he Major Fred G. Hook, commandBALDRIDGE NEW Will !Je by th. e ing the 405th Fighter Bomber INSPECTOR Group, announces the recent prot o Lt. John H regard his name as a synonym for motion of Harold Garrett, Group Baldr.Idge who JOined the staff excellent entertainment. Need-Materiel Officer, to the rank of of t!us headquarters as less to say his return will -be Caotain. trat.IVe his eagerly Captain Garrett entere d -the duties m th_ Is he Entertainer, Suntan Laundry Do Business in 491st Sqo and Ordnance Reioice At New Quarters; Lt. Sloan. to Group Latest reports from Ordnance and Armament tell us that both sect0,ns are now nicely entrenched in their new quarters and every one IS well pleased. The latest rage in those departments seem to be .furloughs with the following men now enjoying some time on the front: Cpl. Del. Vecchio, Cpl. H. Martin, P.fc. 'Theiring, Pvt. Sipes,-Pfc; C. A. Martm, Pvt. E. -Perry and Pvt. A. Theisen. Lieutenant Stubing was eently promoted to first lieu-work with their brains and shy tenant. This good newsaway from the real thing. to the boys of the Ordnance ,PETE GOES SOLO Shop and all join-in the COli-, gratulations 'to him and hope that he wm be with them all the way through this memor _able battle of Drew Field. Judging fr,o'm the amount of mail received, Corporal Spizzirri is the most popular fellow in Not a day goes by that "Pete" 'doesn't receive two We have. noted a few more or three letters from his heart smiling faces over at that shop throb. We are wondering what as Corporal Beleck, Pfc.'s Shane, has happened to Machuszek' s Rhoda, Cordisco and Duchala, mail? Could .it be that the boy also Pvts. Belk, Goldstein, Rob-is reforming and is disposing of erts, Theisen and Evans have re-all the extras? turned from the III Bomber ComCorporal Black returned to mand Ordnance School at Mac-Operations after a brief sojourn Dill Field and are all ready and in the squadron supply. We eager for work. W elco.me back, hardly recognized him behind the fellows! lip foliage he started to raise. The boys in the CommunicaPfc. Liewehr (the boy who tion section regret the loss of carries a torch for a lovely little Lieutenant Sloan who was re-WAVE named Maxine) seemed a cently transferred to group. The little shaken by his first plane only consoling factor in the move ride. It when Lieutenant is that Lieutenant Brainard is Gray did a few slow rolls Lienow in charge. Continued sue-wehr autographed the cess to both of you. ._ with some orange juice that he Corporal "Just call me hand-had for breakfast. some" Clauss looks forward to his LAY THAT PISTOL day off. He just can't eat enough DOWN, GOLDIE spaghetti at Madison' s; o "The "Legal Mind;" Corporal cour,se the waitress working there Goldblatt, is carrying things a is -just a coincidence! bit too far. He states that he will "BOO BOO" DOOD IT! not salute a WAC officer. His Private "Boo Boo" Snyder has mother taught him never to raise been snowed under with fan mail !Jis hand to a woman. Goldblatt sin.ce his recent engagement (non-Is now en route to Jefferson Barprofessional at a local night spot. racks, St. Louis, Mo. The purpose Fu11 arrangements and details of. the trip is to bring back a b bt d f h' pnsoner to Drew. We are wone o au1 e or JS services dering ho h 5' 1" f. m barracks 162 room 000 Inci-' w Is rame IS dentally while 'over to ba-rracks gomg_ to support that automatic on his h1p? Also who I. g 162 you can mqmre about the to b s om., "Eight Hour Service" of khaki rmg him back? and fatigue cleaning The price is right, considering the time element and the j ob. His duties at the base have arr12y as an enlisted man and Iatremai!ls Commandmg Officer of c 0 n sis ted of the strenuous er attended OCS at Miami Beach F irst of this ?at nerve-wracking business of seeing' where he received his commis-talwn, and he Is domg both JObs sion. He has been with the 405th well Corporal "Rosy" has it all tJ:at the right people are at the Fighter Bomber Group since its BOOK LARNIN' figured out. He claims we are W .AC Totes 'Full Pack' In Her Utility Bag Mass.-(CNS) A n InquJsihve male peeked inside his WAC girl friei?d s utility bag -the one she slmgs over her shoulder and here's what he found: nght places at the right time, a t t' f" r job which might well add grey a.c Iva IOn, Irst as AsJ\dm. Depts. mally going to get a squadron hairs to his red. head But the sistant Group Materiel Officer pickiT!g up 1,n activity after a day off, after pay-day, in four Sergeant seems with a and recently being elevated to bnef lull. _That s good news, b e -months. Its happened twice to remarkable patience s q-roup Materiel Officer, a posi-cause there s some valuable stuff us "lucky ones," having our denced by the smooth;:ss1 of hon that he has won by his un-taught jn units, and by a day off just before pay-day. entertainment f h' h h tirihg efforts and the very effi-good bunch of Instructors. The Operations office is look-.b or w IC e IS re cient manner in which he has run A new school opened under the sponsi le, the. close C?-operahis department. Captain Garrett's jurisdiction of this b ttal mg swell now that S /Sergeant hon and amicable relatiOns becapab'lit 11 k t 11 th a IOn, Machuszek and Corporal Gold-tween civilian and military I Ies were we nown o ca e NCO_ Trammg School. blatt put a paint brus h to work. personnel when they are' working this group by the excellent rec-startmg : out With only modest' They actually did it all by themtogether: His job is one of long an? a small student Surprise! Can anyone ho.urs, and. many nights are par-Group. re lookmg for the usual grati-Imagme those two doing any fymg results. I manual labor? They usually A opener, a cucumber, salt, a pair of stockings cigarettes a toothbrush, a broken g_arter a driver's license; a flash hght, keys, a letter from home a hat cover, soap, aspum, address book, stamps, a fountam pen, theater tickets, a candy bar and half a cookie.


PAGE EIGHT DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEITEMBER 3, 1943 ) JN 'TAMPA SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION Sept. 3 -Sept. 9, 1943 Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation office 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West 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 a t USO, 607 Twiggs street; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Servvice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service men, women and families a t 607 Twiggs street. Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal: Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694 by noon. Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service Center, 502 East Lafayette. M ake reservations between 1 9:30p.m. 7 p m each evening-Letters and forms typed b y the Red Cross at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping -service and package wrapping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center. USO ACTIVITIES Friday, Sept. 3Soldiers Warned To Abide by PX Regulations n has been brought to the at of the Post Exchange authorities that soldiers are making purchases for civilians who are not authorized to purchase m erchandise at the Exchange. Army regulations state that civilians, other than dependents of military personnel, "may purchase, for their own consumption on the post, items of food, drink, and tobacco products and no other merchandis e of' any kind." In addition to. Army regulations, there are other practical considerations g o verning the re striction.; on sales to civilians. ThP.re are severe shortages of most types of m e r chandis e, due to shortages in critica l materials, manufacturing dlif i ulties and transportation proble m s Many of the ite m s f o r sale in the Exchange are allocated to Drew Field on the basis of the number of military personnel the E'"changt. is s e r ving. Purchases by unauthorized civilia n s are di r ectly responsible for shortages of merchandise in t h e Exchange today. Employes of the E xchange are familiar with regulations governing sales to civilia n s and will make all sales to which civilians 10: 30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 30 p .m.-Art for fun,607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p.m.-Music and Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street; dance on patio, orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, refreshments, Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water street. 8 : 30 p.m.-Weekly musicale, 214 North Boulevard. Saturday, Sept. 4, are entitled. Soldiers are requested to make no purchases of any kind for civilia n s. Remember that an unauthorized sale to a civilian l"educes the amount of merchandise available for military personnel. 7:00 p .m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison. 8 : 30 p .m.-Games, 506 Madison street; dance-orchestra, 214 North boulevard; party night, 607 Twiggs street. Sunday, Sept. 59 : 30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street. 2:00 p.m.-Inter-social club games, Cuscaden _park, Fifteenth street and Columbus drive, free to service men. 3:00 p m .-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street; ping pong, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. 4:30 p.m.-Music study hour, 607 Twiggs street. 5:00 p m .-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water street. 5:30 p.m.-S0ngfest and refreshments, First Methodist church, Florida and Tyler. 6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broad-cast over WTSP,. "'' 6 : 30 p.m.-Young People's Forum, First Presbyterian Service Center, Polk and Marion; Vespers services, Fellowship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 00 p : m .-Round table discussion by AAUW, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p.m.-;-For(lm, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and Riversit!e Baptist church; YMHA Community Center dance, Ross and Nebraska. 8:15 p .m.-Singaree and. Fellowship hour, First Presbyterian Service Center, Polk and 8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 Nor.th Boulevard; dance" on patio, 506 Madison street. 9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. !londay, Sept. 67:00 p m .-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street. 7:-30 p.m.-Symphouic orchestra practice for all service men .interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. Tuesday, Sept; "1, 7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion. 7:30 p m._.:.Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; sewing class, 607 Twiggs street; music appreciation, 214 B-t-'ulevard. 8:15 p.m.-Bingo, 214 North Boulevard. 8 : 30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketching in struction, 214 North boulevard; dance, Municipal auditorium. 9 : 00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard. PX inventory Fast on the Draw. Irked Officer Says Lieutenant Emmanuel Abramson, assistant PX officer, took one look at last week's cartoon by Cpl. John G. Szilagyi ribbing the PX inventory and promptly let the ECHOES staff know a thing or two about the speed with which Drew Field PXs now take stoclt. This month's inventory,. according to Abramson, set what mi!l"ht be termed a speed rec ord. The stores closed at 6 p.m. last Wednesday, and .most of the m were opened by noon Thursday. Several reopened for business at 10 and 11 a.m. Usually, PX inventory required as much as 48 hours. Reason for the speed-up, Lieut. Abramson said, was a new "sys_tem devised by _the Army Ex change Service, which was put into effect at all PXs here last week.1 Ml()lsonic Meetit:tCJ John Darling Lodge, F. a .nd A M., 610 Madison Street, extends 'fraternal greet ings and welcome to all Mason brothers. An invitation is ex teno:led to attend -the weekly -Wednesday night meetings. Answers to I Now WAR "DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 1 and 4 Friday and Saturday, Sept 3 and 4-"So Proudly We H ail," Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Walter Abel; "RKO Pathe News No. 2. Sunday, Sept. 5-"Arabian Nights," Jon H all, Maria Montez, Sabu; "Ski Trails, Sportscope; "Pluto and the Armadillo," Walt Disney Cartoon. Monday, Sept. 6-"A Gentle Gangster," Barton MacLane; "Eagles of the Navy, Technicolor Featurette; "U. S. Navy .Band," Melody Master Bands; "People of Russia," .MGM Miniature. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 7 and 8-"The Sky' s the Limit," Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley; The War -Issue No. 7; RKO Pathe News No. 3 Thursday, Sept 9-"Alaska Highway," Richard Arlen, Jean Parker; "Honeymoon Lodge," Harriet Hilliard, David Bruce, Ozzie Nelson and Orchestra. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3 F riday, Sept: 3-"Chatterbox," Judy Canova, Joe .E. Brown, Rosemary Lane; "Little I sles of Freedom," Broadw a y Brevity; "Super-Wabbit," Bugs Bunny. Saturday, Sept. 4-"Arabian Nights," Jon Hall, Maria rvrontez, Sabu; "Ski Trails," Sportscope; "Pluto and the Armadillo," Walt Disney Cartoon. Sunday and Monday, Sept 5 and 6-''The Sky's the Limit," Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley; The War -Issue No. 7; RKO Pathe News No. 3. Tuesda), Sept, 7-"Alaska Richard Arlen, Jean Parker; "Honeymoon Lodge," Harriet Hilliard, David Bruce, Ozzie N elson and Orchestra. Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 8 and 9-(To be announced later. ) Friday, Sept. 10-"Swing Shift Maisie, Ann Sothern, James Craig; "Snow Sports," Sports Parade; "Woodpeckin' Popey e Cartoon. .. A,., NO. l F riday, Sept. 3, 8:15 p .m.-Lucy Sinclair presents. Sunday, Sept. 5, 8:15 p.m.-A. W Melody Hour. Monday, Sept. 6 8:30 p m .-Right Answers or Else; 9 p m Guest Stars. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 9:00 p.m.-Marion Lohrig presents. Wednesday, Sept. 8 8 : 00 p m .-Danny Steehan. Thursday, Sept. 9, 8 : 30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness. ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB Friday, Sept. 3, 8 : 15 p.m.-Dance. Saturday, Sept. 4", 8:15 p.m.-Bingo. Monday, Sept. 6, 8 : 15 p.m.-Dance. Tuesday; Sept. 7, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Wednesday, Sept. 8, 8:15 p.m.-Dance. Thursday, Sept. 9, 8:00 Singing. St. Petersburg Music. for service men and women, guest -cards, etc., at Defense Recreation Office, Fift_ h street and Second avenue north. Phone 4755 HOME CENTER,256 Beach drive north. Open daily from 9 a .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. Friday, sept. 3-Special party; dance, orchestra. Prizes. Pier Center. Saturday, Sept. 4-8:00 p .m.-Dance at pier. Sunda.y, Sept. 53 : 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 singing, refreshments, Pier Center. Monday, Sept. 67 : 30 p m .-Square dancing, Hillbilly music, Pier Center. Tuesday, Sept. 7 -7:30 p m .-Bridge and prizes, Pier Center. Wednesday, Sept. 87 : 30 p .m.-Special dance at pier with orchestra. At both Centers every night, Bomb-a-Dears, St. Petersburg Junior Hostesses, are on hand to help you have a good time. 9 : 30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard. :Wednesday, Sept. 87 : 30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swimming party, meet at any USO; art ror fun, 607 Twiggs street. BOB HAWK'S YANKWIZ Women's Residence Club 8 : 00 p.m.-Arthur Murray dance instruction, 607 Twiggs stree t : open house, YMHA Community Center, Ross and Nebraska-pool, bowling, ping pong; Family night, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. 8 : 30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club, 214 North Boulevard. 9 : 00 p.m.-Dancing, 607 Twiggs street. Thursday, Sept. 97:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs st.reet. 8:00 p .m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler: recreation social hour, First Baptist church, Lafayette and Plant avenue; Spanish class, 607 Twiggs street. 8:30 p .m.-Dance on patio, 214 North Boulevard. Answers to. Bob 1. "You can' t have your c ake and eat it, too"; "not worth his salt. 2. Persimmons have the highest, apricots next, peaches the lowest. 3 Light-headed: dizzy, deliri ous, fickle. Light-foote d : nimble footed, active, h aving a springy set. Light-fingered: dexterous in stealing and picking pockets; also jus t having a light and dexterous touch. 4 Both statements are true. 5 Chromium and s ometimes nickel and other metals are melted with the stee"l to m ake H stainless. 6 A smile expresses pleasure, amusement or affection (also amused contempt, disdain, incredulity or scorn). A smirk is an affected, sarcastic .or self-sat isfie d smile; a simper. 7 Left. 8 Magazines. 9 Nanny goat. 10. Thumping, w h i t e underneath, plugging. The Women' s Residence club, 820 South Rome avenue, operated by the National Catholic Community Service, USO, is operated for the wives, mothers, relatives, and friends of the Service men. Mrs. Sarah Schaefer, Director, extends a welcome to all wives, mothers, sweethearts and friends of service men as well as girls in defense work. Rooms upstairs 50c a night, downstairs 75c a night. Cooking privileges and laundry privileges. Accommodations for i romen with babies-50c a night for the mother and 25c for the child. Service avqilable for from one night to three weeks. Visit Your PX! BRANCH LOCATION *Main Bev. and Clothing ...... 2nd & Ave. F Main Mdse. and Spec. Order Dept ... _. 2nd & Ave. F *No. 1 ............ 8th & Ave. A *No. 2 ...... Area F on Ave. J No. 3 ............. 8th & Ave. H No. 4. ........... E-1st & Ave. L No. 5 ......... Camp DeSoto No. 6 . Plant Field No.8 ............. 4th & Ave. L *No. 9 ........ Hosp. Area-B-10 *No. 10 ............ 1st & Ave. J No. 11 ........ 2nd&. Ave. M No. 12 ............ Flight Line No. 15 ............ WAC Area 3rd F. C ............. 3 F. C. Hq. Filling Sta .... Ave. J .at E. Fence -Branches with Soda Fountains or Beer Gardens


" DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 PAGE NINE Lt. Col. Griffin AW S-3 Officer Tells of Panama Are you one of those old-fashioned chaps who thinks the title "Colonel" is synonymous with old age? Then shine your shoes, get a haircut and practice your snappiest salute, for you're going to meet Lt. Col. D. T. Griffin, West Point graduate, native of Indiana, S-3 officer of A WUTC-and at the ripe old age of 28 years! FIGHT MALARIA AND LONELINESS Colonel Griffin came to Drew Field last Feb. 14, after nearly three years in the Panama Canal Zone. He was stationed there May 31st, 1940 at Ft. Clayton, Egypt lake Site Beautified by 57 6th Bn. Men SC.,T H"'RLE Y DI'\VlO S O N nder Col. Walter B Larew, Sig officer of the III Fighter com : m.and, and charged with the responsibility of plotting personnel for:the administration of the unit. In addition to supplying the requisite number of men, the Colonel was also charged with the smooth functioning of the work i n g units, the several branches of communications which stretch from the general information center like ribbons from a maypole. Egypt lake, now e xclusively the home of the 57 6th SAW Battalion, is rapidly undergoing ter-rain beauty treatments with offi"'Look and his Yo9i tricks GC]ain!"' cers and men alike predicting--.,----:------.,-------_;_ ______________ 570TH SAW BN. that the area will soon be the finest in Florida. Postal Official lists Regulations for Free Mail First class mail in order to enjoy the franking privilege must c9ntai.iJ. the sender's Army serial number as well as his name, rank, organization and station. Superintendent Jesse H. Stuart, of the Drew Field post office, pointed out that the free mail system is a priv:ilege and should not be abused. Failure to comply with regulations in full will cause letters to be bounced back to the sender. Stuart also warned personnel who live off the posY( against listing their town address on the envelope. Such mail is not entitled to free postage. No matter where a member of the service lives he must list his military address. The return address and the word, "Free," must be in the sender's own handwriting. The address may be typed. The former Oldsmar Alligators have been at the lake site for nearly a month. Upon arrival, several soldiers scowled and said Egypt lake c ould be favorably compared to the current cinema, "Five Graves to Since then, however, the tall grass about the swimming area has been cut, the camp area cleared and numerous improvements in living conditions have LOCAL 'WOLF' JAN DRYS IS LAMPING PX BLONDE Among items acceptable free ot postage are personal letters, V Mail, letters including remittances to business concerns and associations. special delivery letters (provided the 10-cent stamp is affixed), small photographic negatives and unmounted prints when accompanying letters, sou venir and pictorial post cards that do not contain promotional matter, greeting cards, election ballots, letters sent by service personnel while on furlouggh or in a hospital. been ml:!de Handclasps were exchanged last week with Sgt. Wilford "Clark" 1\icDermott, one of the original members of the bat talion which was called to the colors in 1941. The battalion originated at McCord Field, Wash,. and the genial sergeant had followed the outfit through its-various stages: until last week when walking papers took him to another unit. It is rumored that there is a Gigolo in Headquarters and Plot ting Company of the 570th SAW Bn. If there are ariy doubts on this score, ask a certain PX blonde about Chester Jandrys. This Company certainly misses Pfc. (Character) Charlie Manuso, Sgt: Pritz and Sgt. Porter. Sergeant Dwyer is looking older these days since he took over the job of Provost Sergeant. First Sergeant Russo is going on furlough and is carrying with him the best wishes of the ll)en, in his .company for a swell time. HOW ABOUT MRS. BALDWIN? Three soldiers of t}J.is Egyp-Lieutenant Baldwin was not too tian battalion are sweating out sure whether to be pleased or LT. COL. GRIFFIN furloughs with wedding rings in indignant at the publicity given While the Panama Canal Zone their pockets. Sgt. J. H Hen-his marriage by your correspond-"t If f 1 d t necy .of Marion, S. C Sgt. Cecil ent' 1 se IS a1r Y mo ern 111 1 s ClV"Stoneface" Mixon, also from The 570lh Signal Aircraft ilization, the surrounding country South Carolina, and T / 5 R E. Warning Battalion is definitely is more or less cut off from White of Chicago are the starry-going to Dallas, Texas; Reno, everything. The Colonel's first eyed lads. Nev.; Los Angeles; Calif.; New station was on an island and, York, and 'Denver, Colo. Those while the morale of the men was k k d are our permanent bases. In excellent, malaria vied with T We 5 1 loneliness as .plagues to the hard Q p IC_ addition, we are a so going to working Signal crews. The same stop off at Philadelphia, Vanheld true of the jungle posts, 1 1 couver, San Antonio, Flatbush, C t G" and Van Cortlandt Park. Head-away from the "dry" roads and e-a rw a e r I r quarters and Plotting Company the "wet" which signify the ones is going to be stationed at the that are usable during those One more of Drew Field' s topHotel Statler, Hotel Ritz Plaza, periods. kicks bit tlie dust last Thursday The Parker House, The New Respite came about every four when the former Miss Margaret Yorker, Hotel Pennsylvania, months, however, and the men L f were permitted extended leave ouise Sever o Clearwater, Fla., Hillsboro, and the. Stevens. This became the bride of 1st Sgt. Leon information is authentic, and is to enjoy a taste of civilization. F. Lennertz of the First Reporting not to be misinterpreted as Needless to say, cthese periods Company, 501st Signal A W Regi-mere rumor! were looked forward to by every-ment. The wedding took place at Headquarters and Plotting one; 7:30 p .m. in the Fiirst Methodist Company welcomes back Lieut. COMMANDS WORK OUTFIT Church, Clearwater. Dernberger, who. has again re-The Colonel was later assigned Serving as best man was the sumed his duties as commanding to the 26th Fighter commandjun-bride' s brother, Sgt. Robert I. officer. Lieutenant Dernberger reder Brigadier General GilkerSever, stationed at Chanute Field, Iates that his leave was pleasant. son, and in addition to his other Ill. Ushers included S /Sgt. Charles What .leave isn't? duties, became responsible for R. Bryan and Sgt. James R. Note While Writing: Drew field the maintenance and operation o( Mathews, both stationed at Drew. never looks gloomier than when r:-r.-;:1 offshor_e patrol man-____ .:._ __ ....:._ ___ V g of m1ltary and ClVIhan oboutposts. At this time No .. 4tfj)ftf11-Set-Up, he was in command of the 558th ":I II II 7 0 lfl .Signal AW of the 516 AW regi-ment, "the outfit that did the G I s b f D Ok :work, to quote the Colonel. Jr $ U or J.Jeaar ay Prior to his connection with the Signal Corps, Col. Griffin was stationed at Ft. Monmouth, N.. J., as a radio intelligence officer, a duty which fitted in admirably with his future work. While in Panama, the Colonel made a thorough study of the surrounding country, the language and the people, all adjuncts to the successful operation of a Signal unit. Unfortun ately, the elaborate A W system, the vital part it plays in this global war of ours, cannot be fully explained. Suffice it to say that. it is a very vital part of The 498th Fighter Bomber Squadron, formerly the 303rd, is still going strong with the same personnel, doing their best to make our outfit 1:he best not only on Drew Field but in the Ai. Force. town, Pennsylvania. The ceremony will take place here in Tampa. Sergeant Skelton! Hurry up and get well. We are all anxious to have you back with us again. Also get well-wishes to Corporal Glenn Farnham whose accident las t week came as a P'reat shock to all of. us. Congratulations to Sergeant Short, barracks chief of barrack 181 on his second trip to Tampa in six months on Drew Field. Ask him why he went. Florida rains sweep across the field. Harrison is off the alert, for which this correspondent is duly grateful. "Two bits." Master Sergeant Paddy Flynn is going to assume reign of our company while 1st Sgt. Russo -is on furlough. Sergeant Flynn has already been approved for appointment as Warrant Officer. FAST WORKER LLOYD Private First Class Lloyd is certainly a fast worker. Of course, he does pick them rather young. But even at that, any man who can get their picture the first date, is good. Jim (Irish) Purcell is quite a lover back in San Francisco, we understand. S e r g e a n t Dwyer says "Yeah, in Chinatown, maybe." Sergeant Kaye's pathetic attempts at pipe smoking have been given up as a bad job. Notes on bulletin board: Among names requesting passes were: Mcllwraith and Rountree, for passes to the WAC area. Yi boo. Private first class "Pretty Boy" Blackston has had his picture taken for the ECHOES as one of the best-dressed men at Drew. Not eligible for free mailing are: Air mail; registered, insured or C.O D mail; parcels or packages; newspapers and magazines; circular letters; letters, bills and cir culars pertaining to the private business or profession carried on by members of armed forces; envelopes endorsed by member of the armed forces for use by others, such as members of family, etc.; letters of ;>fficers clubs; wedding invitations or announce ments cards and envelopes bearing advertisements or other inscriptions giving the name of the donor. FREE MENDING FOR ENLISTED MEN All enlisted m, ,who have clothing in need of mending or minor alterations, or who need chevrons or insignia sewed on, may avaii themselves of free sewing service rendered by the Officers Wives' Sewing club. Clothes should be left ai Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tuesday morning. 4th Tng. Throws Party, Coughlin's Feet Better By CORP. EUGENE G. HORTON Have you heard about the three chorus girls from Tampa tha t put on a strip tease act in one of the barracks? You:Lhaven 't! Well, neither have I, so I'll just tell you about what goes on in the 4th Training This week the boys are tossing toot!;'ies," griped T/5th '.rubbe bouquets ir. the directioi1 of Mr. sing. Cuesta, Tampa manufacturer who Overheard in the ch atter: sponsored the bingo party in the T /Sgt. Durrette, "Don' t you d are day room Thursday night. Every-touch that crease in m y t rouone agrees it was strictly on the sers!" Corp. Sorenson: "Take a beam. Liberal prizes were dis-look at that brunet in the white tributed to the bingo sharps, as dress will ya! Corp. K ahn: S ir, T /5th (Lucky) Okuska can tes-Corp. Kahn wishes to report a tify. bin.(JO Pfc. Gluck, "Give me a VOCALS BY RUSTUM 2 nder B." Then, on the lighter side, Pfc. the dusk gathered around R e d Hawkins and T /5th Epstein Swamp Thirteen on Tuesday and m ade an early start to find a pri-Friday nights the following vat e t able with Miss Cuesta and strange cries filled the air: "Ready her worth-whistling-at friend. on the right-ready on the left Come about that time, Pfc. Eddie -the flag is up-the flag i s wav Rustum loosened his voca l cords ing-the flag -is down-targe t s !" and gave out with a song. No, they are not s t artin g up a the Air Forces. Colonel Griffin shows no bad effects from his long term of service, practically on the equator. To the contrary, he looks in the pink of condition and at the peak of his efficiency. He has a most engaging manner, and one is impressed immediately with his quick .discernment .and self assur. a nee. He still bears the indelible I think that everyone who went to the Squadron party Thursday night can truthfully say that they had a swell time. Although we didn' t have any beer as-we had planned (that will. come later about the 15th or 20th of the month) the swell bunch of girls who attended made the party a great success. You CAN get along drinks. Later on, T /5th Krasnitz offiring range in this area. It w a s fered assistance in the musical just S /Sgt. Norwa t telling the lines. (Definitely not musical "Sitnsweats" how to tune up were the lines 'he handed the girls their sights for the nal thing the rest of the evening). Tech-on Sunday. Noticeable were thP. nicia n 5"th Grade (NMI) Milton married men, who saw the sun Polster is no M arine, but he had ::c t over Drew Field for the f irst DOES HE PLAY POKER? the situation well in hand with a ti m e in many a day. Sergeant Ford is still astound-blond who beat the bingo game "Turn out the lights "Put the ing his audiences every night with-five times in an hour. on!" They're o ff. They're his feat!. of magic. He even at-Climax of the party came on. They're -off. Such was the tempts to show some of his se-when Pfc. Coughlin, who had in the b arracks as the crets to certain of his audience obtained a "sore feet" excuse sirens blared in Tampa. but still his hands are quicker from the medics only that '""crsc, however, was the pre d i than their eyes. Maybe if Cor-morning, began tripping the of T/5th Kowalski, T /5th poral Fleckman and Pfc. McCor-light fantastic with considerand T /4th Vigliotti who mack keep trying, they will catch able vigor. it necessary to hoof it inte on to one or' two of them some "And to think I worked for -:)a because of the halted bafstamp of West Point. SEPARATE RATIONS FOR LT. Here is a scoop which I don't think that any of the newspapers have yet. Wedding bells will ring the latter part of Sep tember for Lt. John K. Glover, our squadron Intelligence Offi cer. The bride-to-be is Miss Lee A. Novinger of Elizabeth-day. I him all day so he could rest his fie.


PAGE TEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY: SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 Finance Det. Wears Good Conduct Bars; Cupid Busy .12 Soldiers of 6th SAW Get Good Conduct Medals Six O'clock Club Almost Wrecked By S/SGT. FRANCIS E. NOWICKI By Hebert's Departure; Puffer to Wed By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER The detachment was not the least bit surprised to }earn ?f the a roachin wedding of Staff Sgt. Robert 'Bobby Puffer of Y., and Miss Frances "Tootsie" of Nashvllle, Tenn., which will take place SeJ,?t 5, 111 No. } With romance so niuch in the a1r I_D the office, that httle w1..h the bow and arrow is slowly mowmg down th17 so-called resi::.t.ance of enlisted men and civilians alike. The enhre personnel of the The biggest event to take place since the Sixth Battalion arrived here at C amp Weatherford was the awardmg of the Good Conduct Medal to 12 men afternoon by Major George M. Higgmson, commandmg officer of Camp Weatherford. The presentation of the Good Pfc. Prof. Glves Conduct Medal awards which honored men of the various organizations on the field was the Finance Detachment extend thei:.r_:b:.:e:.:s:.:t_:w:.:..:::is:.:h.:.e:.:s:.: _________ Faced with a forced reorganization due to the departure of Corp. Albert Hebert, 'the 6 o'clock club has decided on a window dressing campaign in order to instill new blood and t.o unfreeze the frozen assets. On the advice of President Ralph Boland, there have been presented the following men for membership: Sgts. John first staged since Camp Weather-T lk Interesting a s red background, w1th Mykytiuk, in charge of waking up of members; Harold Schlott and Dave B. Frye in charge of marathon details. As usual, S _g-t. Milton Bentley will supervise the breakfast requirements. Floating Furniture Proves Interesting Nightmare for Gl three white stripes at each end. T 569 s I It signifies good conduct by en. 0 l _gna listed men of the United States Army who had or shall have comSILVER LINING, HEY BOYS?_ Hq. 5th Sig. A. W Scribe Has 'Em pleted three years of active service on or after Aug. 27, 1941 and who have served with "exemplary behavior, efficiency and fideltiy." The ribbon will also go to those who have completed one full year of continuous service since Dec. 7 1941 tinder the same princi-pies of 'behavio,r. 12 ARE HONORED Rupe Snipe of 811 th Chemical Tells of Bivouac Sad regrets that S/Sgt. Henry A. Hevia was forced to spend his twenty-fourth birthday in the hospital. Latest newcomer to join Sgts. Devoe and Hevia is Corp. Rueben Landers who has been laid up for approxi mately two weeks. The men we're visited by the wives of Sgt. Ray Popp, Dave B. Frye and Larry Rhuelow, making their inactivity somewhat enjoyable for a while at least. By PVT. JOSEPH COVIELLO "Who has it now?" This question has been asked over and over mariy times within the past.week. The group of 12 soldiers who (It refers to a desk). This ques-were honored thus lived up to the tion lingered. in my mind, con-theory that in the Army the man tinually, so much so, that one is what makes the company or night I fell asleep with it still on organization. m y mind. "It's mine, I have my The following men received nameplate on it" speaks Lt. Mugood conduct medals: M /Sgt. semeci. Then S-2 shatters his William Whigham, M /Sgt. Rayfond hopes, when it sends four mond s Haggety, S /Sgt. Herbert (4) huskies in to. move "our D. Gillooly, S /Sgt. Charles F. desk." S-2 was kmd for they Hiley, S /Sgt. John Thompson, exchanged one desk. for a G-I Sgt. Walter A Britts, Sgt. Arn-No Men FURLOUGHS UNLEASH On furlough at present is our First Sgt. Landlord, S /Sgt. Frank C. Hilbert, who is still raving over his last trip to New York. Drink Meals By ANTHONY w. D'AMATO Frank insists that he is going for a rest, but we who know, contend that he is on a secret mission to finish some unfinished business. Good luck! table. old E Mohr, Sgt. Orville E. Lane, THE RAMBLING DESK Sgt. Glenn F. Doyle, Sgt. Freder-T /5th Sllth Chemical Co. AOM&H Secret, Secret-Who's got the Secret? Last Thursday the company was going to be put t_hrough the supreme test of gomg on Bivouac and packing at a moment's notice-but when the last moment came-everyone was packed and ready th.e "picnir. Now the questwn Is-how did they know? And what saboteur was responsible? (answer next week-maybe!) Sgt. Harold Schlott sure means to have a gala affair while in Detroit. At the time this went to press he had no less than four of the weaker sex fighting for his presence at the. depot! Don' t think that Corp. William Rhodes is going to have a dull time while in Shreveport, La. While away from the toils and cares of the accounting department, Willie intends to revert to his civilian occupation-man-a)Jout-town. Now table was unsatis-ick A, Geisman, T / 4 Joseph H factory and it was immediately Lopes, and T / 5 John James. exchanged with one that was Major Tom A Watson, the expreviously given to publications. ecutive officer and Capt. Frank But S-2 did not have "it" long L Denton, adjutant, assisted for S-3 comes in and proves that Major Higginson in making the "it" has their brand on the bot-awards. Thanks to the Citronella the supply sergeant furnished-the !1ight was passed in "MosquitoJess solitude. T5tL<> Sexton and Falcone had the right idea when they set up their tents near the "refilling-point" ... very convenient boys! The tents were so well camouflaged that -half the company were almost stranded and had to rush to the trucks with their tents rolled-about themselves. "DA BUMS" FROM DREW FOR BEING GOOD BOYS tom, but then S-1 presents an M R and proves that the desk rightfully belongs to them, until S-4 speaks. "We never gave it to you, because our files show, blah! Blah!" Major Haight, and his inspector coterie, with an "A hah!" (at long last) prove that just such a desk is needed in their section. By this time the The distinction of men of the four (4) strong-armed men finance detachment being able showed signs of fatigue for they to wear -the Good Conduct Bar still held the desk on their was announced to the men last backs. Immediately, Capt. Von week in a formal -tter to those Tillborg's section produces a by Col. Nyc. They are: "thru channel" letter which di M /Sgts. Weldon R. DeVoe, Alfred .rects that their section be pro0. Meyer; T /Sgts. Herschel L. vided a desk for said section is CrawforC., Spencer E. Diamond, in dire need of such a desk. Reuben W Hawes, Raymond G Here the situation seems solved Popp; T /3rd Hugh F. Ault, Leon-. until Pvt. Kessler with a look THANKS,BRADENTON The various organizations at Camp Weatherford wish to express their sincere thanks to the people of Bradenton for the splendid hospitality shown them since their arrival. Never before have the soldiers been given such loyal understa.nding, friendship and homelike feeling. The soldiers of Camp Weatherford appreciate this friendliness and pledge, ourselves t o courtesy and g-ood conduct. OUR RESPONSIBILITY For the so l d i e r s at Camp Weatherford there is no. compromise or turning back in this "war for survival." The task must be Lieutenant Recchia has been ard .c. Kessinger, Lawrence G. of avarice' exclaims "Hm, just walking around with a grin the Ruehlow, Gardner F. Smith. ; what 1 need for my papers.". last few days, and after a bit of S /Sgts. Joseph W. Bock1 Jack T The din and clatter subdue for probing, we found he was tickled Gladney, Henry A Fran}< a -moment when a shrill whistle by the fact that his team c. Hilbert, Jean L. Kmg, Eugene pierces the inky blackness and I trimmed the one led by Lieuten-A. Knowles, Robert, E. awoke from the dream. I pre:.. ant Lunsford by a score of 4 to 3. T /4th, Charles N. Bennstem, Jo-pared for work, and soon after done and the burden borne. However long it takes, at whatever sacrifice we must 'defeat our enemies 'if America is to remain free. Now we don' t say Lieutenant seph Falconer, Alan W. Frey,, started to the headquarters buildRecchia is a wonderful pitcher, Daniel E. Kelty, John 0. Myky-ing and as I walked. through the but the fact remains that Lieutiuk, Harold E. Schlott, someone. greeted me tenant Lunsfoid conldn't lift Slater, John R. Sorenson; T/oth, with "Who has it now?". the ball out of the infield, and Peter F. Reviglio, Edward A HELLOS AND GOODBY.ES the. way his team played they Zentgraf. Hello to Lt. Col. Smith, aslooked like "Da Bums" from Returning from .furlough: S /Sgt. signed to this headquarters as Brooklyn. At one time in the Eugene Knowles from Exec. Officer. Goodbye to Sgt. game Sgt. Peyton, T/5th Bor-still insisting that the city 1s not Riegger transferred to another man and Pvt. Yl'ugh, R. were surrounded by the Stockyard_s. field. Reasons of security precollected on third base, and I S /Sgt. Jack Gladney, local ed1-vent my mentioning his destinawas almost tempted to bring my tion of the Arkansas Traveler, tions. Lots of luck to a grand cards and have a game of who states he was well pleased fellow. bridge! Well, so much for the with his time spent at home. r .r: A speedy recovery to game-we'll let the dead be a:s much as Jack took to the an Von Tillborg, admitted to Statwn buried (we'd better or get on the way home, _could he have Hospital for a minor back malK.P.). someone he was m a hurry to adv A speedy recovery to Cpl. Some of the boys in the com-see? Last, but by all means not Mflier operated on for appenpany who had dental worH: done the least, is the an?only dicitis. vn Friday came away with no T/4th Charles A Bennstem, po-THEY DON'T LIKE WATER, bridgework in their mouths at all. litical boss from Albany'. N _ew JOE Among the "toothless-wonders" York. When it comes to spmnmg Definition of a yardbird-one were T /5th Borman and Pfc. Gill tales. of the Isle of Manhattan one '\Vho always seems to drown his who were found at the P X that can sure depend on Chal'les to troubles in water, only he nevnight drinking their supper! A do the utmost. er can get his sergeant to go in good time was had. by all on our The office was faced with the swimming with him! 100-mile convoy last week-even loss of four men during the Recently returned from furthe rain (cloudburst) was weimonth namely: Corp. Alfred J Iough: Sgt. Reeves and Cpl. Hall (Orne! (whO:t am .I smokmg!). Hebert, Privates Lester Sheppard, -great to be back chirped Sgt. Every once 1n a wr:; hear .a Harold Rupprecht and Otto Heck-Reeves. J;Ong on the radw and 1m?led1endorf. Ahem! Belated to 11tely think. of some fellow 111 tJ:e ? Lt. and Mrs. Hollenstem on the company it reminds us of-th1s PARLE VOUS FRANCAIS birth of their daughter Jeanne week we'll give you a few of Thf state boas_tmg the. most Marie. Note to Lt. Dee-T / Sgt. them men in our off1ce: Lou1S1ana. Buades really "hits em on the They are: T /Sgt. Crawnose." He belted one over "'Lay That Pistol Down Babe ford, S/Sgt. JoseJ?h the center fielder's head m a ... ....... Cpl. Pritchett. Bock; corps. D1ck Tonb10, W 11cent softball game viewed b:v th1s "'Scatterbrain" .. Pfc. Woodruff liam Rhodes and John Bluck. correspondent. The opposing "He Wears a Pair of Silver "t k h ld" Wi'ngs" ...... ... Pvt. Wolf Ensign Landers of the pitcher, Pvt. Ramsey oo o .. N 0 Letter T d WAVES wife of Corp. Rueben after that miglity wallop and 0 ay Landers,' visited Tampa during pitched a very fine game. ............ Cpl. Etzwiler Well schooled I s the personnel I t S A T ht" a ten-day leave from duties at .. n us ee nnle onig tl ln Lt. Rl. --"-'s secti'on (S-2) SomeT/5th D'Amato Lakehurst, New .fcl'Sey. Bo 1 """ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Ens1'gn Landers and. Mrs. Peter one asked Sgt. Balin for a "peep" .. Rye 'Whisky-Rye Whisky" b kl t th f .............. Sgt. Chapman Reviglio, wife of Corp .. Peter at a confidential oo e e or-. Reviglio, spent many enJoyable mer had and the curt reply was "'' Like Mountain MuSic" h nlne pe'rsons are Jio:ted here to .... T /5th Davis days together with their us-1 "The. A.rro'ys Like Heaven To bands during their short but see this .booklet, and no one e se Me" ........... Pvt. Donofrio never to be forgotten trip. shall!" We will march together with the. United Nations "one for all and all for one" to final victory. War machines change, imple ments of destruction improve, but the soldiers who will use them, who endure them, change but little.. HERE AND THERE ... Talented men of Camp Weatherford can be heard over station WSPB from 8 :05 to 8:30 each Tuesday evening when a program entitled "Camp Weatherford Sines" is presented. The program features the "Camp Weatherford Makers" The Odd Fellows hall at the corner of Ninth avenue, som' e 11 yards" fron1 the southwest corner of Camp Weatherford has been opened as a dayroom fot' the various organizations at this post Believe it or not but a private made a certain a lister bag with water the other day. How did it happen? The private won it by shooting a lucky dice so the sergeant walked away and accomplished the mission. At Camp Weatherford, we have some of the best trained tech mcwns in Aircraft Warning. Without a doubt these soldiers and officers are the best specialized men in their respective field ever to come to this army camp. Many .of them have been trained in Eng land and Canada Others returned recently from overseas duty and are now training and preparing soldie r s to do. their mission with success and confidence before they leave for overseas duty. Just think! Winter will be here soon, we'll be back in 0. D.'s, and we'll be able to keep our pay instead of dishing it out to the laundry for Sun Tans! Pfc. Kostis Argoe Former Instructor Exchanging. his steam-heated 'iecture hall at Wright Junior College, Chicago, for. an open air assembly at Drew Field, abandoning for the duration the scholar's garb for soldier's fatigues, T. Argoe, Ph.D! and PFC find a new stimulus to his as a teacher. Argoe's mem bership in the 569th solves one problem on tj:le Headquarters and Plotting Company's training schedule. As an instructor of European and American history who could be better qualified to deliver the weekly current event. lecture. The "professor's". presentation of world events is no mere resume of the contemporary scene. It is a vividly analytic and interpretative. exposition of world affairs and problems confronting us today. Argoe's approach to the news is judicious and manifold. He sees and weighs the events of the day from historical; economic, political and social points of view. ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE The eagerness with whieh these weekly lectures are awaited and the enthusiastic response of the men and officers testify to the merit of Argoe' s "newscasting." The popularity of these talks has led him to revise his schedule to cover a wide range of current historical topics. Beginning last week with a general "Background on the War," he has since then lectured on "Modern Science, the War and the United States," and plans for succeeding weeks to cover topics dealing with Mediterranean and Balkan gateways to Hitler's "fortress," Latin American and USA Defenses, and "The Post-War World'." In his most recent lecture Argoe stated "modern science has on one hand bestowed upon the world many and on the. other hand has released numerous destructive forces. Modern science has annihilated distances and shrunk the world to insignificant size. Modern science has eliminated local wars and has created global and total war; it has brought about the inter-dependence of small and large nations. Faced with these facts, the United States is constrained. t choose and follow a course in world politics." USES LffiRARY FOR STUDY The former history instructor matches this enthusiasm of his audience in his preparation for future talks. After completing his company duties for the day, Argoe .:a n usually be found pouring over current publications at the base library where he has found an admirable collection of books in his field: and reviewing the speeches of President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and other world leaders. Study never ceases for this soldier-scholar. Kostis T Argoe. a native of Greece, came to this country as a boy. He acquired his high school education in Indianapolis ana went on with college. .He took his undergraduate work at the University of Chicago and received his Ph. D at the University of Wisconsin. He then launched upon his life's work as a teacher at Wright Junior cotlege in Chicago where he taught European, United States and Latin American history. It was from this latter college that Argoe left the academic world to start his army life.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 PAGE It's Fun to Be Well Dressed, Winners Say SGT. SMALLING SGT. DOYLE PVT. LOWRY SGT. GAMY SGT. HARTY A becoming sartorial gleam has hardly attract Dorothy Lamour's Pvt. Ray' Lowry, 501st SAW Sergeant Smalling, a Base Gamy, who used to be an insurbeen adde9. to Drew Dogfaces, attention if they were placed Battalion. Motor Pool man, has seen 31 ance clerk at Irvington, N. J., has with this week's winners declar-side by side with the five well-Technician 4th Grade, Edward months of active service. He been in the service one year and ing, "it does one good to be on Gamy 657th SAw Company eight months. During that time the ball." groomed men below," she added. hails from Newark, N J., where he has found himself at Florence The Echoes WAC huntress, in She had one general criticism. Sgt. Joseph Doyle, 314th Base he was employed by the West-Air Base, S. C Ft. McClellan, Selectm. g up-to-the-mlnute men "Those hats need attent1'on. HS eaddquarters and Air Base gh M f t C AI C M h Fl d 1n .ouse anu ac unng om-a., amp urp y, a., an of the week noted a general im-Many an otheryvise dapper GI qua ron. pany. He was, he said, "right electrical school at Chicago, Ill. provement in attire of men about spoils his whole appearance with Technical Sgt. Donald J. Harty, proud" when our WAC picked Lowry, former cowboy, of the camp. a grimy cap. Next time you 624th Bomb Squadron. him as a winner. Tyler, Texas, is a newcomer at In her official communique is-douse that unif01 :m, give your The 314th is still in the fore, Sergeant Doyle, who is also a Drew. The rest. of his nine sued yesterday she declared that topknot a scrub down, too. Little-with two winners the first week, Newark man, came to Drew months of service were spent at soldiers' shoes sparkled like a new points add up to make the sol-and another lad in print this Field by way of Miami Beach. Camp Gordon Johnson, Talla spoon and creases cut the trouses dierly man." week. The 624th Bomb Sq., how-He has been a "dogface" for j.ust hassee, Fla., Miami Beach, Fla,. like a knife carving a sirloin. It wasn't easy to pick five men ever, is not far behind, with one one year, before which time he and Chicago, Ill. Fatigues also keyed the mark this from the many slicked-up sol-winner each week of the con-was a chemical compounder. His Harty, a bridegroom of one week. diers roaming Drew Field, she test. It is interesting to note,' wife, who lives here in Florida month, has spent 18 months of "Of course, the average GI said. The following, however, too, that three of this week's with him, thinks him most_ hand-soldiering at Jefferson Barracks, trooping about Drew Field isn't came through Mata Hari's" rigid "best dresseds" are from New some in his khakis. Mo. Hunter Field, Ga., and Drew as immaculate as an Esquire etch-inspection with flying colors: Jersey. How about it, you GI's A brand new T / 4 rating may Field, where he helped to organ ing," she said. Sgt. Walter Smalling, 503d SAW from other organizations and have accounted for Edward ize the 405th Bomb Group. He is "Some of the fellows would Regiment. other states? Gamy's sparkling appearance. frorn Ottawa, Ill. Frogs and Rain Conversation for. First SAW Group By PFC. PATRICK DRUR:Y The First Signal A. W. Training Battalion headquarters has adapted itself quickly to its new home on the corner of M and First streets, in spite of the recent inundations. The area around the headquarters and barracks of the headquarters company during the last two days closely resembles Ven ice, Italy, except that there seems to be more water around our place. The personnel of headquarters company doesn't mind the excessive dampness so much as the shrilling and croaking bass and treble chorus of crickets and frogs which, after a rain, immediately go to work to tell the world how fine the weather is at Drew field. They make sleep a CU!ficult attainment. ; adjutant, First Lt. S H is still on temporary duty in Mississippi. We hope he wop.'t have to use a canoe to find headquarters upon his return. Sec ond .Lieutenant Kennedy, who has done a fine job in Lieutenant Shiff's absence, is ready to throw him a rope. The men of headquarters com:. pany and companys A, B, C, D and E find drilling in the mud of the ball diamond an interesting experience, above all when executing flank movements. Any one wanting to get rich quick should inveiJ.t "Caterpillar. shoes" for muddy ground. A small snapping turtle was fished out of the di{ch near headquarters company barracks and brought inside. What the turtle (terrapin to southerners) lacked in size, he made up for in fight, snapping at and biting everything which came within his somewhat limited firing range. His list of targets included a G I. blanket, mattress, magazine cover and the finger of his discoverer, Pvt. John Simonsma. When placed on the floor the turtle showed particular fondness for the shadows .of barracks, shoes and footlockers. <<. [IF YOU ()ONT C7ET ON THE BALC) uo<

PAGE TWELVE DRIEW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 GERMAN SOLDIERS and Danish Free Co.rps members are shown as they charged toward a crowd of Danes in recent demonstrations at Copenhagen. Strikes and sabotage that marked the Danes' resentment against German occupation were ruthlessly suppressed by Hitler's men. This photo, received iD New York by radio :from Sto.ckholm, is the first to picture the troubles in Denmark, (International Radiophoto) We Forgot About Baumwoll; All Paper's Got Gremlins Motor Pool Men Won't Talk: 746 SAW Has 'Mysterious Gl' to WACs! By CPL. CHARLES MARGOLIS Last week's headline turned out to be a boomerang! We insist that in spite of the changed wording by the Echoes that with a lone machine and Private Baumwoll we are off to a "head start." By S/Sgt, John F. Suszynski tion. Now YOU have to pass Warrant Officer Lester G. BakThe revision of the headline THEIR inspection. And it's not er returned from his leave of WE CAN'T WIN made. by the Echoes caused your going to be only a Saturday in-absence just in time to save ,_.,.correspondent no end of embar-spection. T/Sgt. Ellie Eaton (boss pro tern) rassment. We would therefore from nervous prostration. Ellie is ask that the Echoes give 746 a For seven days a week, from now recuperating (or possibly go-front page apology. Should the sun up to sun down, your G.I. ing to pieces) somewhere jn E h f' d t t brothers are f.ocusing their at-Broadalbin, N. Y. c oes m I necessary o use Private Tex Logsdon is sad the last page for this purpose it tention on YOUR appearance th 'should be written so that any one ese days because he has to reading your detailed apqlogies and military bearing. tote the brass drum around; Pfc. will not be disturbed by the "Girl starting tomorrow, a certain Bob Ludwig isn't too happy about of the Week" snapshot. 74 6 G.I., himself a good looking having to forego his social sched-ld. ule to -keep the home fires burn-We would add that the Echoes so Ier and, we presume, not hard ing in the band supply room. make every effort towards hav-to look at in an evening gown Cheer up fellows, Sgt. Woody ing your correspondent removed either -will. roam the base, on Harwick will soon be .back from from a possible threat of a po-the lookdut for the neatest, most his furlough to resume these du-tato peeling detail. AC. ties. Think of poor Pfc. "Woolkie" The least that the Echoes can LUCKY, LUCKl; WAC! Woodke, spending most of his do is to separate Pvt. Baumwoll Each week our keen-eyed 746 furlough time riding trains and from the mis-statement -as we G.I. will select one WAG for the busses between here and assure you he was only an soldierly award. Each WAC will ler, Iowa. What fun! innocent bystander. The gremlins be invited to a G.I. movie and her WHY? WHY? Cpl. Don certainly did a swell job! biography will be published in the well. returned to duty a full day SORRY SERGEANT Echoes iri the 746 column. The ahead of time; Cpl. Joe Owings To straighten out another mis-hunt will continue indefinitely. brought back his old sinus afflic-print in last week's article we Don't entertain the idea that. tiorr from New York City; Pvt. might mention that T/5 Coppel the WAC who wears khaki all the Bob Budnik came back from De-t t t th b k troit, disillusioned about love. has been a first sergeant for quite Ime IS gmng o ge e rea m G I t t Cororal Mike Galdino was the some time. According to 563rd om: es Ima wn. battalion their loss is our gain. What our 746 G.I. is after are most practical one of the lot; he brought back a new terior sax to Talking about Motor Pool men, the WACs whose appearances are remind him of Harrisburg. we have yet to obtain some. inter-the neatest possible for the jobs esting chatter from them for pubthey are doing, regardless if she The only thing that's keeping lication. We they have no works behind a shiny desk at Drummer Dee Clements from trucks -but we understand they Hq. or has her arms in an air-rejoining the 69'ers is the job do get around. plane engine all day. of convincing the Medics that One of our Motor Pool men re-The WAC who cares can be he doesn't want a convalescent t t d 'l't furlough after his "'ischarge ported seeing something new in JUs a,s nea an m1 1 ary appearconvoy formations the other day ing as the WAC in khaki! from the station hospital. Okay, Dee, the welcome mat is out. when a 569th convoy passed him DON'T THEY AN-YWAY, Get Sgt. Gordon Booth and on the road. It seems that the CHARLm? Pvt. Budnik to ten you about were separated at fivet minute intervals. We have looked So, more than ever, stop in he $10 dinner they enjoyed at high and low in our bulletins, let-front of the barracks mirror be-a Sarasota Cafe last Tuesday1 f th d k just for helping a couple i:" ters, Army regulations and Third ore you eave or e ay s wor Air Force memoranda, but we and check to see if your appear-fair damsels in distress change have yet to find more information ance has a chance to be one of a flat tire. Who paid? on this novel spacing arrangethe best of the week. Sergeant Willie Krewson has ment. Spruce up and put y'ourself and rediscovered the art of letter-But what has this got to do with your outfit over the top. It's writing since his Margie went 'I'/5s Carrington anq Torrey? We easy! back to Chicago. Corporal Joey find them spending' much time From time to time we will pub-Wright is doing all right as a together these days -most of lish consOlidated lists showing the scripter, too. Barbara is his gal's It in the evening -on the morn-number of weekly bests by organ-name. Nice gals, both of them. ing report. The mornings, of izations. Your outfit will look They sent a large box of candy to epurse, are spent on the evening good at the top! the band so that we would be reports -and so it goes, round Another contest of a similar nice to lonely Willie and Joey. end round. t t Kostelanetz had bettei look na ure o be sponsored by 746 will out. A string section has been WAC OF THE WEEK be announced in next week's dd issue. More later in the mean-a ed to Sgt. Booth's Dance OrMentioning girls we note that time, look for the coming 746th chestra, and with Pfc. Del Purga, the "Mystery WAC" has picked Pvt. Erny Giuliano, and Pvt. the first G.I. winners. We at 746 column for some interesting de-Frank Zecchino augmenting the have undertaken our own inspec-velopments! band, it's beginning to sound like tion ---, and we wish to officially big-time. notify all WACs accordingly. Pvt. Henry who Eddy Munk's SMOKY CITY No doubt by this time you clipped a fr?m the FIVE is gaining popularity since WACs are accustomed. to seeing 50-yard free style swlmmmg rec-its radio and Service Club apneatly khakied G.I.s marching ord of _23.4 set Duke pearances. Last Saturday the through Drew Field. moku m 1923, lS now at Recrmt combo was featured at the Third Reception center, Camp Custer, Air Force Headquatters. You thetr. courage Mich., awaiting assignment to Sam Schiavone has traded his their nulitary bearmg. ski 'troops.-(Source: Fort Custer "Cpl" for "Doc." Come and see his They have passed your i11spee-"News") diploma on our bulletin board. Chevrons, Babies Vie For News at 569th SAW By SGT. DONALD J. MORRISON Brightest amongst the new insignia being worn by the officers of the Second Reporting company, 569th battalion, is the gold leaf for Major Bartel, the twin silver Ill Ftr. Command Hq. loses Four To Army Schools Medicine c:ind Are Their Choice By CPL. ALVIN M. AMSTERr It's school days for several noncoms of Hq. & Hq. Sq., Third Fighter Command. This past week saw Sgt. John T. and Pvt. Earl Whobrey leave for Physical Training School, at Mi-ami Beach, Sgt. Joseph M. Corry, for Air Corps Classification School, of the University of South Dakota, and Cpl. Sylvester Bookwalter to the School of Aviation Medicine, at Randolph Field, Texas. On Aug. 31, Sgt. John T Kalinich left for Miami Beach' s Physical Training School, Kalinich, whose home is in Los Angeles, is a graduate of the University of California, with a B A. degree in engineering. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Kalinich participated in varsity track and football at Glendale Junior College and won his freshman numerals. He was also a YMCA leader. GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMP After being inducted in Octo ber, 1941, Kalinich received his basic training in infantry at Camp Roberts, CaL, and was assigned to the III Fighter Command at Drew, in February, 1942. Traveling companion to Kalinich was Pvt. Earl Whobrey who is also attending Physical Training School. Whobrey is a native of Peoria, TIL, whe1e he formerly worked for an airconditioning equipment manufacturing concern. Inducted in March, 1941, at Fort Sheriden, Dl., Whobl,_ey was successively stationed at Camp Lee, Va., Camp Blanding, Fla., and MacDill Field, com. ing to Drew in March, 1942. lie participated in the 1941 Louisiana and SouthCarolina maneuvers. Active in all sports, Whobrey was a member of the Peoria YMCA. He has done considera ble amateur and professional boxing; At 15, he was the Davenport (Ia.) Golden Glove 112-pound boxing champion. This was followed by winning several other Golden Gloves championships. By the time he was 18, Whobrey had fought in 11 professional fights in and around Des Moines, Ia., under the ring name of "Little Paycheck." This year he participated in Third Air Force and professional fights in Tampa. Of his one main bout and three semi-feature bouts, all eight rounders, Whobrey won three of his four starts. Chaplain Gains Captain's Rank Major Fred G Hook, commanding the 405th Fighter Bomber Group, announces the recent promotion of Chaplain Frank J Landolt to the rank of captain. Chaplain Landolt has been with the 405 Fighter Bomber Group since its activation. Prior to that time, he served with the 84th Bomb Group. He received his training at Wesleyan university and Hartford Theological seminary. Although a Congregationalist, the literature displayed in his tent indicates he is an Army chaplain in the ttue sense of the word. He concerns himself with the welfare of all the men in the group and no task in his line is too great for him to accept. Chaplain, Mrs. Landolt and their son and daughter reside at Indian Rocks, Fla. bars for Captain Bates and the silver bars for Lieutenant Bunnell. Other promotions for the enlisted men include the following: Master Sgt. Nespica; Tech. Sgt. Willis; S/Sgt. Kozikowski; S/Sgt. Russell; T/3 Summers; Sgt. Finnerty; Sgt. McCormick; Sgt. Crahen; Sgt. Newbry; T / 4 Kae ser; T/4 Pauline and the following T/5's: Adams, Allen, Decoisey, Devittori, Blatt, Calvert, Con1eau, Depasquale, Hopkins, Ho r s m an, Kawa, Lisciandro, Went, Wiemelt, Winfrey Wise, Bevilasqua, Burns, Cailson, Depczynski, Mazaurkiewcz, Minner, Murray, Pfeiffer. This is the story of the march up the Army ladder of one platoon leader in this company Tech. Sgt. Willy Willis was a' T/5, out of Camp Murphy, when we were at Henderson Field and at Myakka. He started making his mark shortly after he joined the Second Reporting company at Henderson in April. GETS TliiRD STRIPE The lad from Illinois went home on furlough from Myakka, his first in more than a year, and shortly after he rejoined the out fitat Drew he became a buck sergeant. When the company was on operational training, Willis was platoon chief of the fourth platoon and there added his first rocker. As operational training went on, his platoon continued to do well and last week he added his second rocker. Not alone has Willis shared in good fortune. By keeping his platoon on the ball, his group has been rewarded. They have been selected for some special work and right now .the platoon is enjoying furloughs and three-day passes. Willis and his platoon have set a record that will be hard to tie. In case you've wondered about the tired but satisfied look of T I 5 Dauer we'll let you in on it, though it may cost Dauer. He had a three-day pass a s):1ort time ago and picked himself up a over West Palm way. Something he met a'od enjoyed while suffering from electra-paralysis at Camp Murphy. First Sergeant Vidivich says that Sergeant Lobell is again counting towels ... By that he mean_ s the kind and gentle lad. from the fifth platoon has charge of the laundry again. And it's always been a secret ambition of Lobell's to be on the stage. Guess he'll have to stick with sorting shorts for a while. RUSSELL WANTS WIFE Sergeant Russell of the third platoon is seriously thinking of having his wife move down to Tampa and take up residence there. However, he's a bit afraid that it might be hard on the baby. Private Cohen's wife must think he's cold or is moving to a cooler climate, because he received a knitted sweater from her this week. Seen in the wire splicing class the other day was Private Bitting wetting the end of a piece of seizing wire he to thread into a square knot. Said he, "I thought it was a 'piece oi thread." ... And he's not a man either. Sergeant Mundy of the firs platoon is a much happier la1 now that his better half is in Florida and living at St. Petersburg. A new father in the outfit is Master Sergeant Baker. The income tax exemption was added to the family about three weeks ago. A happy lad for a few days was T/4 Kaeser. His gal from Illinois paid a visit to the south and him. She's returned north now but Kay said it sure was swell while it lasted. Guess we'll have to get a louder whistle or else someone with more wind to rouse the sixth platoon. They live quite a ways down the line and some times they are a bit tardy for the. formations. Lieutenant Bunnell of the thil'd platoon is wondering if Lieutenant Wreen meant to dedicate his song, sung at the party the other night, to Lt. Danny Bost. Lieutenant Wrecn surprised a lot of the guests at the party with his splendid rendition of "Danny Boy." And so for another week we'll set back and seP. what happens around lOth and M.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 PAGE THIRTEEN "Look over there-you can' t nothin'." Graduates of Dre w Field' s spankin' new Camouflage School confidently expect photographers in enemy planes will be saying just that when flying over Allied territolJT one of these days. Yes, Drew Field now has a Camouflage School, and 1st Lt. GRADUATES OF DREW FIELD' S CAMOUFLAGE school are pictured above just after receiving diplomas from Major Harold Colvin, instructor from the 573 Signal A. W. Battalion Thomas F. Fitzgerald of the Signal Corps, who is shown on the extreme left. On the right is 1st Lt. Harold Colvin, instruc-confidently hopes that some day tor and founder of the school. The gToup above, 43 strong, was the second to graduate .from Lt. Colvin s School. The it will be the best in the country. graduation activities were gala in that Major Fitzgerald shook each man's hand as he awarded the diploma and had some Starting from scratch three t f h .. k f h d weeks ago, 61 graduates have sor o passmg, uniorous remar or_ eac gra nate. already received diplomas from -------------------'----------------------------------------the school. Eighteen enlisted Me -' A UnJfReady R t C 1 d m en, representing three organi.. <.\Jwr a 10n1n9 a en_ ar zations were in the first class. The second group, graduated last Saturday, consisted of 43 men For Hell or High wafer. All military personnel who have ration books 1 and 2 from 10 Air Warning outfits may pick up application blank for ration book No. 3 from So completely have these men artificial limbs, eyes, false teeth, their organization. Applications must be mailed to address convinced their company com-By SGT. FRANK FOCHT Furnishing everything from pills to a gigantic X-ray machine, Drew Field's Base ].\l[edical Sup ply section dwarfs anything Sears Roebuck's. has to offer when it comes to merchandising complexities. The department has complete supplies for all tactical organizations within the Third Air Force Command. d b f 'd ht S t b 11 1943 manders that they are well arch supports and varied appli-on car e ore m1 nig ep em er ; trained in the art .of camouflage. ances. Soon however, Medical Drew Field Rationing Board hours are from 9 a.m. to that this week a class of 67 men Supply will make these, adding 5 p m T e d W d d F d d S t d Th from 23 Signal companies is go-to their already endless stream of U s ay, e nes ay, n ay an a ur ay. e activity. Board is cloed Monday and Thursday of each week. It is ing through training. Constantly combating short-open Sm:idays from 1 p m. to 5 p.m. FROM IDEA TO CONCERN ages supply h a s succeeded, virMEATS CHEESE BUTTER IL ANNED MILK Under the sponsorship of tually determining the efficiency 0 S AND C c_apt. Arthur L. Campfield, Ex-of the hospital. Rationed at 16 points a week in Red Stamps X andY, e libtive Officer of S-3,. 573rd. EXPERIENCED -DIRE<1l'OR now valid after September 5th. Brown stamp A in ration Drew's new Camouflage School But about the man who distarted from an idea-and is rects this finely-geared machine: book 3 becomes valid September 12th for meats, fats, oils, now a going concern. Major James M. Lynch first butter and cheese. It expires October 2nd. It was found at the start that tasted things administratively FRUITS AND VEGETABLES the main problem was getting during World War I when he R d Bl C S I'd h h matetial for instruction. But served three years as an enlisted on ue oupons R, and T va I t roug Lt; Colvin found the answer to man in the Surgeon General's ofSeptember 20th. Coupons U, V and W become valid that problem when he contacted fice in Washington. Wedn d S t b 1 t d 0 t b 20th Lt. Mac Roy, S-4 officer of the In 1920, he was with the Pubes ay, ep em er s an expire c o er lie Health Service, doing field SUGAR 573rd, and Lt. Lester V.

PAGE FOURTEEN Novel Anti-Cuss Club Considered By 903rd OM Cps. Racer, Butter'n Egg Man Return from Furloughs By CORP. ALBERT A. HARLAN Private First Class Guy B. Rhoton and Corp. Ralph P. Cashman have returned from furlough. Rhoton is from In dianapolis, and spent his life during civilian days as a dirt track race driyer flirting with deatli. Corporal Cashman, who ran a. butter and egg route in DREW FIELD ECHOES,_FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1943 GERMAN ARTILLERYMEN ARE SETTING a big gun on an unfl.nlshed emplacement near the coast of and around Ohio, France, says the Nazi description of the above scene. A made the picture. Gel'I?an was in joyous mood as a result readers are told it shows what an impregnable wall. is bemg fimshed around_ Fortress Europe. _Smce of liquid nourishment not ob-Tunisia fell to the Allies, Nazi nerves have been strained by fears of invasiOn. (InternattonaO tainable from the cow. He ______ .:......, _____ ___,--.,.-------------------=.------SOJrd Taken Over By New Baby Girl Det. II Writer Philosophic Over Sunshine By PVT. STUART COHN Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble especially when Corporal Gither had his' fatigues hanging outside for five days with all hope of their drying gone with out the wind. Maybe if they grounded all the planes for a day we could get some of that Florida sui).Shine. Brooklyn was never like this. There was also. trouble when Corporal Mills and yours truly pitched their tent on bivouac under a hornets' nest. The wasps still have nothing on their mos-quito cousins. We had a most perplexing problem Monday night when a single EM signed out for a < Maybe we are all in mourning;--,; or is it praying for furloughs? They say griping among the men is a good sign of some thing or other, but why, oh why, does Private Haynie have to complain about not getting enough calisthenics? You would think he qad enough of it from driving around in a jeep. helped Rhoton keep the road ster on the right path, he says. Imagine our surprise when this pair returned in a swell look ing '42 Ford coupe, white side walls and all! Other returners are Pvts. Abe Rosen from St. Louis, and Albert Arcuri, the Bronx. And, by the way, if anyone missed. the last episode of "Daisy Heartclutch," .Just look up Pvt. Jimmie Williamson and he will let you in on ali the By T/4 HARVEY L. HILLIARD inlaw for two weeks. Have a Sergeant Charles W. Tillison, sordid details. A near riot was Last week you were given a good time, Cold Deck! Hqs. & Hqs. Company, dislocated just avoided when some poor vivid description of Regimental SURPRISE OF THE WEEK: his finger attempting one of those soul tried to turn off "Daisy" We extend our sympathy to T /3 Headquarters and the new cement Don Hudson stabs. First Sergeant and tune in Capt. Glenn Miller. William C. Ferrell, who was re& Readers, have you ever seen Hubert McDonough, rotund lead-cently called home to William-barracks of Headquarters nine first sergeants working? er of Plotting Company, suffered Those dear oJd golden rule days son, W. Va., because of his grand-Headquarters Company, by T/4 Well, this miracle occurred a torn ligament while executing have again caught up with Ser father's death. Harry L. (Cold Deck) Johnson. bright and earb' Tuesday a twinkle-toed dash through a geants Roehrer, Crawford, Jones, This week our congratulations of morning There they were-broken field. Take it easy, Lieut. Hoskins and T/5 Denst. This FIVE CENTS PER .CUSS the week. go to Lt. Nate Bradlin, nine panting, sweating over Brame. time it is to learn how to camouA letter from the 'boys at Commanding Officer of Hqs. & lords moving their orderly And now we leave you, little flage themselv.es; or is it to be Waycross reveals that a "nQ Hqs. Co., who is the proud father rooms with their own itsy-bitsy chums, able to find those gol.dbricks that :Profanity" league has been or of a seven-pound baby girl. Ci-hands. Good luck in your new Reading these poetic crumbs, take advantage of the Florida ganized and put into effect. gars were enjoyed by his com-Headquarters, Sergeants! Forget those "ifs" and "ands" swamps? Members have selected a pro-pany. CASUALTY LIST: Since we and "buts," very homesick boys fane or vile word for almost Back in our midst from fur-started calisthenics, the dispen-Work hard, don' t gripe, smile have just received their furloughs. every letter in the alphabet, lough is that mild-mannered, saries ar..:: working overtime. First -A w Nuts. T / 4 Hoskins, after 15 months. formulated a written agreement hard-working Sgt. Kemp F .:..:......:...:..:.._:.__:. __ __.::::_:.__...:..._:._ __ .:_ ______________ of varied training and traveling not to ever use the restricted AuBuchon of our Service Record FROM COV; E R TO COVER around the_ country, goes home to words. Department. He and his charmIdaho. Pnvate Walls, T /5's Tay-Whenever Pvt. Salvatore De'" ing wife, who resides with him in lor and Sorgen go to New York. marco rips out a word on the Tampa, looked well-pleased Yankees Pepper and Chase list, his fellow member, Pvt. had a wonderful time dunng HUNGRY HILL is a big, power-members o his family and went to Delaware and New Carl Clark, calls him for it, and their visit home. ftil novel which depicts the strug-friends. Hampshire, respectively. One of a fine of five cents per word is We have just received a card gle o{ a proud, semi-aristocratic In time beyond our years, our biggest losses, the detachment paid into the treasury by Sat from that trumpet playing "Hep family' to escape the destiny in Thomas Wolfe shall rank high barber went to California and urday of each week. At the Cat" S/Sgt. John A. Tio. Chief herent in their. way of life. amopg the immortals, and this Pfc. Anderson will a lot of end of the month a festive ocCle;k of the Payroll section, who Miss Du Maurier portrays the penetrating study of the simple country traveling to Nebraska. casion is held in town and the states that he is lonesome and bitter struggle between the self-man shall do much to reveal his Mills and Private Webtreasury drained. will arrive back on time. righteous, smug Brodericks and greatness. meir went to Mi.,souri. Our Sounds interesting and we hope We wish you could meet one their sly, improvident, and vi-(Reviewed by Pfc. Alfred crackers Privates Haynie and it works. We assure you fellows of the most interesting charac-cious neighbors, the Donovans, Panetz.) Ackerage went to Arkansas and with all of the color and bril-Tennessee, respectively .And last, at Waycross that you didn't learn ters in Personnel at. Headquar-liant handling of atmosphere EXCESS BAGGAGE OR AD-but not least, Serge:o'1t Roerher -your bad words from us at Drew. ters, Pvt. Edsel F. Tabor (alias which has marked her other great VENTURES OF AN ARMY traveled 1,100 miles to New We hope soldiers such as M/Sgt. Tabor the Mole), whose dry wit fiction successes. -:-Betty Utley_ St: John has. given Jersey. Bret Bailey, Pvt. Fleming, T/4 and humorous statements give us a gay, whimsiCal collectiOn of -------"Mother" Frazier, and Pvt. Olsen the boys in Headquarters many The ma.Jor f1gure of. HUNletters humorously illustrated by will not have to contribute too a hearty laugh. This unusual lad GRY HILL is Fanny-Rosa herself. liberally to the treasury. knowing hails from the coal fields of 1 Wanna $78 they are financially desperate West Virginia, and derives his Flower, the green-eyed, care ess Mrs. St. John is the perfect most of the time. alias from his longing for the b _eauty who brings to the staid example of the modern pioneer. VIGNETTF; OF A POLISH-YANK coal mines of We!it Virginia. lkodericks the wild, irresponSays she in the foreword, (Continued from P:1.ge 1) Lieutenant Brame of Plotting :;;ible charm of the Flowers. "Our forefathers faced a future help of all our reader.iO. Another interesting personality Company is whippi_ilg the Miss Du Maurier excels in her more uncertai"n than ours Wl"th. Sergeant D. E. 1'11"., of Drew In the QM organization is Sgt. ment into shape w1th our dally portrayal of Fanny-Rosa, and Field, (who shall be known only Bert H. Bornblum, who came to half-hour of calisthenics. Many a Copper-John's two grand&Ons, courage. They continued to by his initials for the time being), this country with his brother grunt and groan were heard from Henry and Captain marry and to build families is looking for the girl he found in David from Warsaw, Poland, at the softies who will be hardened Johnnie Broderick. which are now a part of the a book. He wants to know her the age of 18. athletes, a'fter .the completion of of our so badly that he will give a u E 1" h Her descriptions of the Irish Fac1 th futu tog th as He knew nd ng IS causmg 50 or more side-straddle hops. ng e re e er w moil.th's salary to the one wbo him many trials and tribulations F/Sgt Charles w. Tillison looks coast, the lakes, and wild, game-the decision we finally made." helps find her. th N y k b H f t filled countryside, are handled In e ew or su ways.ow-mighty good in those tough oo -But the light-hearted, hilar1ous We took up D. E M.'s cause "th' th t f" t with that superb skill which has ever, WI m e pas 1ve years ball games, with his fancy cu -lent so much fascination to Miss manner in which they go about after our 20-70 eyes (without the he has acquired an admirable backs. it will strike a famil1"ar note in aid of G. I. spectacles). spotted, d t d f 1 Du Maurier's other books. (Re-un ers an 1ng o our anguage, c b tt) the hearts of every young mar-one-paragraph short at + f t d t dt k viewed by SjSgt. W. Ab o 'I cus oms an ra 1 wns. Back from furlough this wee ried service couple. Bruce and bottom of column 3. page 5 v : Bert left Warsaw a short time came two of the 503d's regular THOMAS WOLFE'S LETTERS Betty lived in almost every part Monday's Tampa Tril:-une. prior to the European conflict personnel members: S/Sgt. John TO HIS MOTHER: No one of the country and in practically Here, we reasoned. was a sol that engulfed his country. He A. Tio, who hails from Wauke-mourned the death of every type of abode imaginable. dier in distress. :=:;nee you retains an excellent knowledge of sha, Wis. and T/4 Jack D. (Red) Wolfe, world-renowned literary This little book is not great haven't got an Army without Hebrew and Polish. English was Nye, from the tobacco market of figure, more than John Terty, a literature, but it is good humor, comradeship, we that D. most difficult. Naturalization was Fairmont, N. C. former college classmate and life-and timely. It is a book which E. M needed not on' y one buddy, an early accomplishment with .Tio who is quite a musician, long friend. He, together with every one of us in the Service but all the ECHO""" to him and he is proud that he is had the opportunity. of hearing Julia Wolfe, Thomas' mother, can enjoy and appreciate. assist him. serving in the army of his adopted Ozzie Nelson's band in his home searched through Wolfe's .many (Reviewed by Auxiliary Flora IT STARTED ON country that means so much to town. Nelson's wl.fe, Harriet Hil-letters, and, in time, compiled M. Sager.) Seventy-eight gre---'backs is him. His home is in Memphis, liard (no relation) also was presthis. excellent insight of Thomas James Hilton has written nothing to be by a Tenn., where he w::ts engaged in ent, and sang several numbers. Wolfe, the man. another best-seller. THE STORY G. I. at any time c" t'-e month. the clothing business. Bubbling over with anticipa. OF DR. WASSELL is a true Herewith is printed th c>icture of tion and patiently waiting for the we fhp the pages account of a Navy doctor from the girl whom D E M wants to day to arrive 'for his departure of his letters, It Is not long be-Arkansas, and of the men who meet. on furlough is that Gay Caballero, fore we become aw::'re of an were wounded on the Houston All this started o'her night Than Japs', Says Flier T/5 John F. McKenzie Jr. who average developmg into a and Marblehead. while the sergeant v <--!";ding on ENGLAND(CNS) -German hails from the Lone Star Sta.te. profound thmker. This a story based on fact, a Tampa bus. As n said in h h th t f th All the boys at Personnel w1sh _Four years after first puttmg but told in fiction form, filled a letter to the TrH-, -Pditor, a Nazi Flak Tougher flak IS toug .er t an a 0 e "Mack" a pleasant journey and a h1s J?en to paper, Thomas with the excitement and drama young lady droppP"' a as she Japs, accordmg to Capt. Frank grand time Wolfe s frrst novel was com-you will enjoy reading in your left the vehicle. B-,.-. "-cct to her, Kappler of Alameda, Cal., who pleted. LOOK HOMEWAR;D, leisure hours. but she didn't hear. T, the book has flown through both. Also leaving soon on furlough ANGEL ent d w1th b was pres e Other new books which await was the photograph. Captain Kappler, a veteran of is one of our new mem ers, d t A b th pub d f l b P_n .e 0 menca Y e -you at the library include STAIRS "If you will do a ""'rli"'r a big Maj. Gen. James H. Doolittle's who is doing a won er u JO 1 h h of Ch 1 Scnb t" p t R 1 IS Ing ouse ar es OF SAND by Zane Grey, and favor, he wrote th Tribune, historic bombing of Tokio .last in the f1hng sec 1on, v o I d ner. CAPRICORNIA by Xavier Her"and print her pict,---I'll give a year and a recent participant in and L. Klink. Cheerio Ro an L th M C t t Immed1"ate and world-wide bert. Sinclair Lewis' new book, month' s salary to t! one who bombing missions over Europe, eavmg e essage en er o said: his able-bodied assistant, T/5 recognition followed, and before GIDEON PLANISH, lives up to can help me find ft H H" hb d ff long Wolfe was able to real1"ze the Lew1s standard of good read-The Tribune dirl n<'' have the "We didn't see any anti-a1rcra yman rrsc orn, an o fire over. Japan and we were o\er with a leap and a bound goes his ambitions to travel. He was ing. WIDE IS THE GATE by space to publish ure that the island for 45 minutes. We T/4 Harry J. (Cold :Qeck) now able to dissect life as he Upton Sinclair, and CIRCUIT OF particular day. ECHOES t J h ki b k t In came upon 1"t. He wrote more CONQUEST by Rodman Morin, gladly donates r in the were only over France 11 mmu es o nson snea ng ac o and there was plenty. It's. tougher diana to make life miserable and more, basing many of the will insure you a great deal of sincere hope that D "' M. will here." for his poor wife and mother-characters used in his novels on reading pleasure. be $78 poorer.


" DREW FIELD ECHOES/ FRIDAY/ SEPTEMBER 31 1 1 94.J PAGE FIFTEEN SPORTS CAMERA NABS Action Shots CHARLES HENRY LEWIS who is mowing his head off to giVe. you Gis a. set of greens is a golfer' s delight. His boss, Baltimore Robmson (no relation to Rochester) promises Drew Field the best greens in the south. GI-Shod Private val, in G I. shoes and with gas Runs 220 in 23.5 mask and rifle, in 23 5 seconds. The track was slow, too. As a Pvt. Jim Ramsay of the 34th sophomore of Northeastern uniTraining Group at Jefferson Bar-versity, Boston, he had done the racks (Mo.) recently ran the 220-1220 in 21.2 in a quadrangular yard event in a J. B track carni-meet at Harvard. 84th Shut Out By 405th, 8-0 At Softball Behind the one-hit hurling of Kruger, the 405th Bomb Group' s EM softball team banged out an 8 to 0 victory over the 84th Bomb Group's batsmen last Friday. In addition to keeping the 84th men helpless, Kruger also cracked out two hits and scored two runs. Centerfielder Doyle of the 405fh slammed a homer in the fourth frame. The winning ten had its biggest time at bat in the fifth inning, when it tallied four markers on singles by Kruger, Best, and Grimm, and two-baggers by Hester and Haas. The editor of this sheet is a persistent and demanding man. For instance, the soldier who has been doing the weekly fishing column is no longer at this field. But does that make any difference to the editor? No. He still wants a fishing colum. Does it make any difference that this hack has never done any fishing to any great extent? No. He still wants a fishing column. So here it is, for better or worse, and we have the definite idea that it's for the latter. To begin with, we have NEVER fished in Florida waters. We kriow we can't miss with a lead like that. The Chamber of Commerce is definitely not _back of this pillar. Of course, we know a lot of .W5TH ab. -h. I 84TH r aiL people and Crack;,ers who fish ho regularly around here, and who would bore us and which we think is extremely silly is people hanging over a bridge, absently holding a line, on the end of which they hope to hook the night's supper. Seems like an awfully silly way to spend a day, just leaning on a rail and waiting. The situation makes for an awfully crowded bridge and in some instances it has been known to force motorists to slow down to the 35-mile-an-hour limit. Kruger, p 3 Grimm, o 3 2 Hcster,lb s 1 2 Dor.-;ey,cf 3 1r 3 0 IDonnhue.s s 3 1 o go into ecstasy over the results i Grenncr, 2b 3 0 0 IDnur, l b 3 Haas,s s 3 1 Franquiz,3b 3 0 ?lfnnning,lf 21Bodiri s lty,o 3 0 Clark. 2b OIBia..sl. s f 11Ism:m,rf o o Crackers who wanted to sue for 3 1 Doylc cf s 1 a separate peace when the noo o fishing ban on the outside was Vernon, sf 3 0 Best,r( 3 C artcls,rt 0 1 0 0 O'Brien. 3 b liHammer [l o I o o put into effect. Totnls 30 sl Totuls 000 000 (}-() 1 0 ______ 1_0_1_2_4_o_x-8 9 1 84th Officers Take Two From 405th 'Volleyers' The 84th Bomb Group's officers team took two of three volleyba u tussles from the 405th officers last Friday. The 84th won by scores of 15-8 and 15-10, while the count in the 405th's lone victory was 15-12. Members of the 84th -team were Lts. Kaplowitz, Ferriri, Turner, Sukenick, Eagen, Booten, Graham, Glover and Chaplain Eller. On the 405th squad were Captain Garrett and Lts. Baker, Radtke, Eikenberry, Ober and Weed. Our only acquaintance with Florida fish is the eating end of them. Pompano can't be beat. Mullet's okeh. What Floridians call lobster are bet-ter left unuca.ug-ht as far as we're concerned. Tarpon are supposed to be hot stuff as far as boating them is involved, and we were scheduled to be taken out the other day for a taste of the sport, but our host, Gadabout Gaddis, wasn't getting about enough the day he was supposed to take us. That was three days ago and we still haven't heard from him. Could be that a late-running tarpon "un-boated" him. We weren't too disappointed, anyway, beca use the last time we went fishing outside (about 10 years ago), we became violently _ill and not a box of Mothersill' s in sight. One thing about fishing that Beer Party Looms for Co. D. 563 .rd; Crashees Beware 'Bucky' and 'Lovelorn' furlough in Pa. By CORP. JOHN FULCO Flash! Flash! The birth of a beer party is in the making. The eventful day is being arranged by Second Lt. Edgar Orf, company commander, who has the interest of his men at heart-Notice-Only the men of Co. "D" are invited to this party-No more crashers. This time we want the brew to hold out. Men of Co. D are patiently ---------------waiting for Lt. Melvin I actor says vou can rub the el-the well-dressed executive offl' to sport his white play bows that rubbed the elbows of trunks-said shorts are quite f a -Hollywood's top performers. Harmous-having been worn by the ris, known a::. 'which way did for a "body beautiful" they go, sheriff" in Army circles P?YSical culture pose: That -was featured in the Johnny s1que has all the ch1cks cluckm Mack Brown for two years. P. S. at ,Clea .rwater Beach-a poor He still conesponds with the mans V1c sheriff. Wonder why? Lt. Hersom IS out of the la'nd-lubber class-now eing the SO YOU'RE THE GUYS! proud 'Owner of "Corkv"-a four-Private First Class Horka, the teen-foot sailboat. "Keep her on Co.' s wood-butcher, and Corp. an even keel, Lieutenant. Don' t "Red' Knight are staying in camp get the feet wet. these nights. With the beer Attention 746 S.A.W. Co! shortage, they can' t see any sense Your present first sergeant-in going to town. And they are Edward Coppel-is a past mas-just the guy s that caused the ter at hookin' a lift. He has his shortage too. various approaches classified. Corp. Edward Bresch, better The one he uses depends, of known as "Super Bunny," is due course, on what type individual back from camouflage school. is driving the vehicle. The guy Look around boys-he may be is very smooth. Ask him to among us now. Bresch knows demonstrate the "First Sarhow to catch bunnies too. He geant's a p p r 0 a c h" the s a y s the best w,ay is to hide beM.P.'s can' t lay a glove on him hind a tree and make a noise like -it's strictly G. I. a carrot, c amouflaged as a bunny. Corp. Clawson argues these Sgt. "Bucky" Kalister and days that all men didn' t start at "Lovelorn Kiser" are both home the top. He predicts some day on furlough-having a look at in the future he will be grounds the old hunting grounds-P1tts-keeper for the Rose Bowl. burgh-careful fellas--quail sea-son is not open in Pennsylvania. Happy birthday, Sgt. Brumley DREW GOLFER FACTS from all the boys. Corp. Henry Knapp-the duty -LOOK IT OVER roster wizard-gets a ten-man detail with only five men on Co. H ere are the facts and figures duty. Inquiries are pouring in on the Drew Field Golf Course: concerning Knapp' s mathematica l background. Corp. Myslicki-"the Blond Apollo"-wants to know if h e can change his S.S.N. to that of a Coca-Cola salesman. Besides his other duties, he claims he can keep 'em cold enough to freeze your teeth and curl your hair. Corp. Garmon and girl friend are serious about tying that knot. Corp. Roy Harris, the movie No. 1 2 3 1 5 6 7 8 9 4J:i J.10 32(} 335 1 3 0 J45 ,'JJ 5 2 05 Pn 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 No. 10 11 1 2 13 1 4 15 16 17 1 8 Y a rus 370 36 0 JGO 37 0 1!)5 380 185 3GO 510 Out 2910 34 In 3 190 OllT29 4 0 2 4 I N 3190 36 F a r 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 We've been meaning to get this fishing nonsense off our frail chest for many years and this is the opportunity. We have been deep sea fishing twice in our life. Both excursions were utter failures, and expensive, too. Both times we headed for Beach Haven, N. J., hailed as THE. spot to catch fish by the boatload. We got up at outlandish times, 4 a.m.; packed mammoth lunches, drove about 100 miles (one way), and paid $2.50 for the privilege of getting seasick. (Bait and lines extra, of course. ) On the _first trip we burned out a bearing on our brand new car, to the unpleasant tune of $5 3 (including towing). After a whole day on tfie briny, we caught one 7-inch flounder and three inedibleskates. Total cost for the trip was $76. (We bought some miscellaneous refreshments that it is not customary to refer to in a service journal). We could have bought the same sized flounder for 15 cents right around the corner from our home. The second and last time we went through the regular preliminary routine of getting up with the milkman, packing the lunch (a great big one because the salt air would make us hungry as a wolf), and driving this junket would be a success, because we burned out no bearings on the way down. We were out only 15 minutes when a typical Florida storm came up off the Jersey coast. Our little party boat was awash from stem to stern and bobbed around like a cork. We knew we were getting sick. To make sure, we retreated below decks, where the engine' s fumes completed the job the invigorating salt air had starte d we just about rr.,;;de the rail, but the man to our windward had a few nasty remarks to make about watching our di rection. .. Everybody tried to be helpful wit.h such bits of a!lviee about keeping our eyes on the horizon. Only the horizon never remained in the same place, a giant wave coming between us and it. \ V e were also told to suck lemons, chew to bacco, and drink you know what. None of them worked. 'Within 30 minutes, everybody except the skipper and a septugenarian, sitting in the stern, were hitting the rail. The rain was heavier, the wind w a s sbonger, and the s e a was higher. We finally convinced the skipper and the old gentleman to the rear, that we should turn back. (Not a single line was put in the water.) R esult: We caught no fi s h we spent about $25, we got sick, and we returned home ( another 100 miles), with our big lunch intact. What a w a y to spend a Sunday. We have b een a golf fiend ever since. Fish, bah, we'll t a k e m eat, points or not o r even GIcooked meat. P. S. You can see w e still need a man to write the fi shing column. Anyone interested, please apply right away to the Echoa office.


PAGE SIXTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEP. TEMBER 3, 1943 Third Ftr. Cmd. Scribe Reviews Year of Activity By CPL. ALVIN M. AMSTER One year old! It was on 28 August 42 that SEA BREEZES came into being. Much has happened within the command during the past year. Here's a resume of news in retrospect for the year. All taken from the SEA BREEZES files. August, 1942 : SEA BREEZES born. A bigger and better publicity ougle for Hq. & Hq. Sq., III Fighter Command. Squadron .,. party at S t. Pete Yacht Club ... mosquitoes on rampage. September, 1942: The electric coke machine at Hq. gave way to an ice machine Aiken's fa,mous "V" haircut was soon superseded by a complete baldhead Our civilian stenogs finally received their uniforms ... T /Sgt. Cecil Myers married III F C swimmers copped 3AF swim meet Don Hanson left for AC OCS ... To Major, went intelligence officer Sam Mitchell. October, 1942: Betsy Wilson's lost wrist watch was returned by the honest finder .. Joe Rarus, Lincoln Karches, John Hill and John Gosselin all visited the altar Paul Wilson had an emergency appendectomy Brigadier General A. H. Gilkeson replaced Col. George P. Tourtellot as Commanding Officer of III FC Mike R euben left for Signal OCS, and was followed by Bertee E. Brown wl1o went to AC OCS .. Bus situation to and from town becomes a headache .. Sancton made corrugated washboards for all barracks ... Lt. Col. (then Majdl) E. F. Williams joins III FC after 13 months in Iceland .' Promoted to Major was A. C. Strecker. November, 1942: Private offices put up in old Hq .... Filst attempt at bettering transportation with "East and North Gate" busses ... l\lcGuire almost married but said "I do" a few .months afterward Amster won one week's football pool of $5 1\lajor Jordahn and 1\'lajor Davis (ex-Chaplain ill FC) honor current f:norite "Prajse the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" by posting sign on office door and it was one swell Thanks giving dinner we had, h1rkey, trimmings 'n' everything. December, 1942: Robin received perfumed envelopes containing :fat letteJ.-s ... Knippeis began showing interest in a t:ertain Sarasota schooi teacher (he married ber in March) Palumbo and Mumoe moved into A-4 Section ... Komorou s went to Ordnance OCS ... Meekins became a papa ... We changed to 0 D's, Dec. 15 .. Jokers in A-4 chop up rubberbands and put them into Rarus' and Med. Sgt. Brown's lunches ... Sq. Commander, R. G. Conklin promoted to Lieutenant Colonel -.Buckner manied ... and Ruth Belcasho Patten, steuog, also middle aisled it ... Everybody seemed to be getting Christmas boxes from everywhere Christmas Eve celebration in old Upper B-1 a never-to-be-forgotten affair for ever:-,bod,y, plus Dick Wahl, CQ that evening .. big Christmas .feed turkey too Washe, Antonucci and Gosselin wete the innocent victims of some Christmas E v e celebrating ... no snow. .funuary, 1943:-Happv New Year ... John Gosselin replaced Cliff Martin as First Sgt .... Janus left for AC OCS Little Susan Vida joined the family of Capt. and Mrs. Levy ... Walter Dorwart and Kay said we do" in Stratford, Conn.; Geotge Salmon also Ul:!UTied ... Wahl, Kollar and J oyner, regular customers at the local skating palace ... Mr. Wolf commenced "' Harry Lampert's prodigy. one l'e&.t' Gld. Trcmspo.....-tation !:or Hq. men put into effect between Orderly Room and Hq Sitant in charge of physical Uaining .' V()l ie}'ball OOm'f!s appear with a tennis court in ihe oUing tbaut.--s to the bullgang for if!s swell work Pr.ine>e. lli.iilmiek, Car-lin left fur flying cade t b:aining; Siskind and Rubin for aerial gunnery Loyd Wright bea>mes papa :ior second time carpenter-mimeo .shop moved laundry goes back as official supply functi


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