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3D WAR LOAN, IS UNDERWAY GET ON THE BONDWAGON Drew Field Echoes READ ECHOES CLASSIFIED AD SECTION ON PAGE THIRTEEN VOL. 2, NO. 28 oFFICIAl PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FlORIDA SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 Brigadier General Larson Replaces General Streett Third AF Commander Drew Civilians to Open Third War Loan Program By Staging Pledge Rally We're behind you, soldiers, to the bottom of our bankroll! That' s the spirit with which Drew Field's civilian workers have opened the Third War Bond D r ive. Approximately 1,500 civilians employed at Drew will gather in the band shell a t 12:15 Friday to take part in a War Bond Rally They' l be on hand to pledge a certain amount of their salary to War Bonds; to pledge their faith .in America' s future; and to pledge their faith in the fighting spirit of Drew Field' s officers and soldiers -and in the United States fighting men everywhere $100 PER WORKER There, in the Band Shell, the Air Corps b and will start thing s off with m artia l music. A group of Drew soldiers will take part in an all-military show, and a few minutes later civilians will "put it in writing,' by either or ,buying bonds. Throughout the field during the drive, Drew Field' s civilians will be asked to invest approximately $100 per person in War Bonds, in addition to their previous monthly pledges. This js g-oing to hit their pocket books hard -but no ANGIER WIL:GS, Base Civilian Ration Officer and No. 1 War Bond purchaser of the civilian personnel office at Dre"( Field, sits at h i s War Bond strewn desk, receiving the congratulations of Chief Cler k H. J. Thompson and office personnel. Mr. Wills has bought $1,100 worth of bonds to date, and is buying one every payday. Mr. Thompson, substantial bondholder himself,. is no mean runner-up. In fact, the whole department is on the way to becoming 100 % harder, in proportion, than the A former pnvate first class m the aviation sectwn of full measure of devotion which CO. of Growing 407th Group Former RAF Combat Pilot the Signal Corps, Brigadier General 'Westside T Larson American soldiers are giving. -has assumed command of the Thir d Air Force, headquarResponsibility for success of the ters o f which is in Tampa. / driye rests with Capt. E.. B. By SGT. EUGENE SAFFERN D alley, Base War Bond Off1cer, Before taking over the Third Air Force command Gen-who advises that civilians may The new commanding officer of the 407th is Maj. Car-eral Larson was commanding general of the Army Air cash paychecks with which roll W. McColpin, who knocked down eight Messerschmitt purchase bonds at the Base Fl109 d F k W lf 190 th b t l E l d Forces Anh-Submarme Command. He succeeds MaJor nance office. The drive also is s an eu s m e air a t es over ng an General St. Clair Streett who became commanding general being directed b y Mr. H. A and the contment while a member of the Royal Air Force. of the Third Air Force last' No-Thompson, of the Base Personnel He holds the Britis h Distinguished vember. The War Department where he received a degree in Office. Flying and Special has not announced General civil engineering. ASSISTANTS NAMED Medal. Servmg the RAF f o r two Streett' s new duty. years he rose to the r ank of E LISTS 7 Under these men are 15 Squadron Leader equivalent to a a veteran of N IN 1 9 1 civilian workers in various off1ces major in our Air' Forces In Sep84th Fighte r Bomber Group. Capt. Richard E. Holcombe, recently back from the North African the ater is serving as Operations officer, while C apt. Douglas W Armitage is in cha r g e of material, and his assistant i s First Lt. John F. Euart. years m the Army, all On Oct. 19 1917 he enlisted in throughout the field. They will be tember 1942 he transfer;ed to the Army av1atlon, wa;; bor11: Apnl the aviation section o f the Sign a l working their hardest to win _the United air arm. Major Mc-18, 1892 at Calif. He Corps Reserve. Completing his prize which Dre"Y F1eld Colpin is credited \ Vith 255 oper Polytechmc College _of ground school training at Berke-Echoes is proiDismg-a p1cture of ational hours and 184 sorties Engmeermg, Oakland, Calif., ley, Calif. he served briefly at the group which has the highest Originally, the Group was Camp Dick, Dallas, Tex.; moved percentage of War Bonds pledged. formed under the aegis of Lt. Man'S Best fra end to Park Field, Tenn., for flying The entire drive will be meas-Col. Mark D. Hubbard, Capt. training, and following gradua-CONTINED ON PAGE 14 Richard E Holcombe, Capt. tion was commissioned a second George S Neal Capt. Emil Kon-NeedS New Home -lteutenant and placed on active tak, and First Lt. Franc is J Nooduty May 18, 1918. Nine Cents and Old nan, who were drawn from the A 70-pound blend of w-olf, coyote, fang and snarl needs a new home. :This is the plea of L W. } hompson of Tampa who called yesterday seeking a change in ownership. The dog is described by its owner as definitely dangerous and unaware that man is dog's best friend. "I'd kinda like to get rid of him," Thompson said. "Don't have somebody at Drew who once worked with Frank Buck?" He suggested that some company first sergeant might like some extra-curricular work. Next came three years at El-African theater for the purpose lington Field, Tex. In Novem-Brass Buckle Might of forming the nucleus of the ber; 1921 he was assigned to com407th. mand the 60th Service Squadron, Shirsay That Femme Subsequent events, however, Kelly Field, Tex. a post he held The reward for locating the took Lt. Col. _Hubbard and Cap-four years. From January, 1925 tains Neal and Kontak to special to March, 1928, he was "girl who stepped out of a schools and the unit's name was Field, Panama Canal On book," has been raised to $ 78 09 given to the Provisional Group return to the United States, Gen-and an old brass buckle. which recently returned from a eral Larson became a flying inWeek before last, Sgt. D. E. successful mission in the Aleutian structor in the bombardment sec-M. wrote a letter in which he Islands under the command of Lt. tion of the Advanced Flying offered an entire month's pay Col. Marvin S. Zipp. School, Kelly F ield. While on to the one who located for him this tour, in July, 1929 he made the girl whose picture he found a notable one-day flight with in a book which had been left Lieut. Lawrence J. Carr from on a Tampa bus. The ECHOES France Field to Kelly Field, a printed the girl's picture. distance of 2,030 mile s, in 20 Sergeant D E. M.'s dream hours, 20 minutes. girl hasn't been located but WINS MACI{A1it TROPHY Pvt. De Vito, of the 746th SAW Capt. Thomas P. Tallery, a veteran of the Pacific war, is executive officer, and the adjutant is First Lt. William E. Garland, who is one of the few to have remained with the organization since its inception. The Intelligence offi cet is Capt. Elmo P. York, formerly of the The firs t sergeants are Peyton A. Horton, Roger Zanchetti and Bernard G Brinker of the 515th, 516th and 517th respectively. Temporarily, T /Sgt. Edward R. Williams is Sergeant Major with a Headquarters Cl4fW consisting of M /Sgt. Lawrence E Tinker, T /Sgt. William C. Harr is, S /Sgt. Paul E. McNeely, S /Sgt. Bernard M Pogal S /Sgt. Andrew Charron, S /Sgt. Cecil C Sutley, Sgt. George R. Macheca, Sgt. Eugene L. Saf fern, Sgt. Kermit F. LaGrange, Sgt. John J McElligott, Sgt. Albert L. Fern, Cpl. Doyle C. Spivey, Cpl. Homer L Mcinturff Pfc. Robert E Morris aud Pfc. Sanford Hirshfield. Clete (Boots) Poffenberger, who never got along very well with the Brooklyn Dodger management despite the fact that he could throw a high hard one, i s getting along better with -the Marines at Parris Island, S C He' s just made peefcee. Training is all he needs, he said. in explaining how the dog, if subdued, would be an invaluable guard or front line blitz when attacking a couple of tank!). Following special c ourses at the Wright Field School of Navigation and the Air Corps Tactical School at Langley Field, Va. General Larson was sent to Rockwell Field, Calif.; in June, 1931 a s operations officer of the 19th Bombardment Group. Two years later he was at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, for temporary duty conneCted with instrument flying &nd landing. In 1933 he was awarded the Mackay Trophy "for his pioneering flight in connection with -the development of methods and procedure of aerial frontier defense." Co. is doing his bit to urge on the hunters. DeVito announced that to the sergeant' s offer of $78 he will add 9 cents and an old brass buckle. Any other buddies want to PX Opens Cleaning Shop Thompson said the dog was free for the asking. As a mat: ter of fact, 18 months of ownership is a pretty long time, he admitted. "rll. bring him out right now if you care to take him," he said. Thompson still has the dog. You can bring him back alive by knocking at 4104 Eleventh avenue. Phone is Y-4114 or Y-1104. Short periods as instructor at Langley Field; instrument flying CONTINED ON PAGE 14 help D. E. M.'s cause? FREE MENDING FOR ENLISTED MEN All enlisted men who have clothing in need of mending or minor alterations, or who need chewons or insignia sewed on, may avail themselves of free sewing service rendered by the Officers Wives' Sewing club. Clothes should be left at Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tuesday morning. Three day cleaning service on uniforms is no longer "out of this world" for Drew Field soldiers. Yep, it's strictly GI in every way according to Captain Donald F. Evans, assistant exchange officer, who announced this week the opening of hasty and economical dry cleaning service. Prices will be as low, possibly lower, than those in the city. Best of all, the soldier no longer is required to pack his duds downtown where five to sevenday service exists. Uniforms must be taken next door to the Main PX on Second Street between Avenues F and G. "We believe we can accommodate all soldiers and officers who care to use our Cap tain Evans said. The shop is open every day.


PAGE TWO Even For advice on the art of in dividual concea-lment ( : a must on every good goldbrick's routine.) consult 2nd Reporting's camoufleur, Sgt. Merl E. Frizzelle, who now instructs .at the Base Camouflag-e School. Merl's exper.iS;nce as a .teacher .goes ba:ck tu .pre-war days, when he taught -at the Univer sity of Idaho and directed plays in the university theater. For repairs on amours see T/5 James Liddell, .who heads new advice-to-thelovelorn buieau. It aU started when Sulphur Springs Ruby got Jim -on the phone and .gave him the old story about a 569th G. I. she had met. The old "heart specialist's" advice in her case has proved invaluable. DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 Apologies of .the week go to T /Sgt. Slightam of Madison, Wis. The latest report i s that he didn' t marry "Minnie; she left him at the altar. However, the sergeant isn't one to quit. He now has a girl lined up who i s better than ever. That' s the old squadron try we like to see!


.. DREW FIELD ECHOESI FRIDAYI SEPTEMBER 171 1943 PAGE THREE It'll cost you on extra $100 Bond to look him in the eye! HE1S AN AMERICAN SOLDIER Some day, if God is with him, he'll come home. And when he does, you'll get the biggest thrill of your life if you can look him squarely in the eye and say, "I couldn't help you fight-but I did erything in my power to help you win!" There's only one way you can say that ... honestly say it. And that is to help him win now ... when he needs all the help you can give him. Today's particular job for you is to scrape together every coM-M-AND BASE AREA HEADQUARTERS FJELD roander Office of the Area Colll TA.M.PA.. FlJORIDA.. To In Reply Refer (l4 sep 43) DF 018.1 nd Drive. UBJECT: Third War Bo nel of Drew.Field. S and Civilian person War Loan TO: All M.llltarY 'dence that the Thl\te Invasion nificant colncl ornent when 1. lS way just at Europe. o f Drive lS u the outposts of fronts. haS breached is striki.ng w:roldiers. and C1V1t 2 This at Drew _Fleld. task to hold 1t .f nts 1S loca t It 1S our t len d our h these ro re that iron b me front 0 blood on t e ian workers a here on the o giving the1r is easy countrymen are line when our force our Invasion front. made to us to rem doing enough eal has been el that w e are e are noW 3 A.n apP Many of us fe bonds w s over-with our can't afford mobeur brothers 1n ;:r:; weapon 1 dY tha t do more. d s a s muc t ? a b t we mus A. war bon 1 bay one s buylng-u weapons. to lend them. d seas need mtorewould you refuse Chief has ask;e 3S a bayone Cornmander-mr Bond dunng 4. our preside.rtt one extra of you-to ach of us to buY r reply to that, \oday. Right now. drive. As_ that bond that will c

DREW FIELD ECHOES Official Publication Drew Field P. 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Fl-iday, September 17, 1943. COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP Air Base Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange _Activity, published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field.. Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943, under supervision of Special-Service Officer in accordance With W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42. dated 7, 1942, Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Umt Newspapers. Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service O!!icer Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, Editor The office o! DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and "B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, exten-sion 287. (Photos by Base Photo Lab.) [Printed by The St. Petersburg Times] VOLUME 2-NU:MBER 28 MAKE YOURSELF SOME DOUGH For the third time since the start of the war, Uncle Sam asks for financial aid to help beat the enemy. He's asking for money because he needs it. Our fighting men and our Allies' fighting men can't lick Hitler, Hirohito et a:l. unless they have the tools. Tools cost money, and that's where we come into the picture. And we don't want for an answer that whining excuse, "We're fighting the war, why should we pay for it?" Brother, that's the corniest line we've ever heard. Stop to think: When you in.; vest your dough in war bonds you're helping old Uricle buy equipment that he issues to you. In other words, you're helping to equip yourself. But you're not paying for that equipment. Please notice that in the second sentence of this paragraph we used the verb "invest." That's just what we meant. No, you're not paying for the war. You're lending your money to your country, and Uncle Sal!l will pay you good interest for borrowing it. Get practica,I, buddy. You make on the deal. And when you're mustered out when victory is ours, that nest egg of accumulated war bonds will look plenty good. Between last July 1 and the end of this year, it will cost us approximately $50,000,000 000 to equip our men and take care of other war expenditures. That's about $2 a day for every man, woman and child in the U. S. During the three weeks of the Third War Loan Floridians are expected to raise $117,000,000. Captain K B. Dailey, Drew Field War Bond officer, said the quota for Florida Federal employes was 30 per cent of their September salary. Let's take a look what a few war items cost. All of you are familiar with these items; but did you ever stop to think just what they cost? Cartridges cost 3 cents each. Not much, eh? We use them by the millions. Your steel helmets cost from $1.05 to $4 apiece. Multiply that item by the millions of men in service and the tremendous cost picture will start takmg shape. Mac!:fine-guns cost from $275 to $930, and we have thousands of them. Air plane.EW now being turned out at the ra.te of about 7,000 a month, cost from $3,000 to $500,000 apiece. The C. 0. D. {)rice of a single warship runs into the millions. Your head reeling with figures? Got enough? Well, Uncle Sam hasn't. That's why he's calling on you. Yes, you, and you, and you ... right down to the last private in the last rank. He wants to give you some return on your money, just as he is giving you a decent life, liberty and happiness. You don't let down a guy like that. Just a moment before you toss this to the floor to the accompanying crack, "Ballyhoo." Remember that now you are given the opportunity of lending your money. It could be-as millions of people on other continents have found. out-that you did not have any money, not only for lending but for nothing at all no money for cigarettes, for a drink, yes, not even for a piece of bread. Lend it now and get it back plus interest when victory is ours and you're ready to settle down with the one w:ho's been sending you those sugar reports. Get hep, buddy, and save yourself some dough. WHAT! ANOTHER WAR BOND DRIVE? :Jrom Our Chap/ain-Bi CHAPLAIN FRANCIS L. AUER ORDERS FOR THE DAY When Jesus walked the earth it was to a soldier that He first gave the highest praise: "Such Faith I have not seen in Israel." At His death upon Mount Calvary another soldier spoke the words: "Truly, this must be the Son of God." The soldier with his military gave you this sense of honor and training is alert to recognize and decency. It is your conscience. to respect authority. when he He expects you to make your comes into the presence of a supe-moral life just as precise as you rior officer it makes a difference make your military one. His to him. He salutes and stands regulations -are to be respected at attention. He never passes by and obeyed. carelessly. He is trained to no. and to salute his Religious Services So when a soldier realizes that At Drew Field he is a creature in the presence of His Creator that he is a man CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday, in the of His God, then 8:00a.m., chapel No. 2; 9:00 a.m., his reaction is soldierlike. Chapel No. 2 and Theater No. 3; This Maker of ours has given l1:3 0 a.m., Chapel No.4; 6:30 p.m., d d f d g Chapel No. 2. Weekdays, 7 a.m., an giVes us _ers or. 0111 Chapel No.4. Every day but Tues. good .and avOidmg evil. We and Sat.; 6:30 p.m. Chapel No. 2 know the Ten Commandments, every day but Wed engraved on two tablets of stone -also engraved on. the fleshy JEWISH SERVICES: Fnday tablets of otir hearts. They are 8 :30 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a m. the orders for the day. The solPROTESTANT SERVICE S: dier obeys them for they are 10:30 a m at all chapels on Sun.; "Orders"-"God's Orders." Sunday, 7 :30 p.m., Chapels Nos. 3 and 4. REGULATIONS It often happens that an order given will be referred to as "Army Regulations." You may never see or know the ones who compiled these Army Regulations, but just try to ignore them and see what happens. It is this strict justice of Army life that makes it so easy for a good soldier to be a good Christian. Yoll know what to do and you don't dare omit it. It is the result of training and discipline. It is more than that-it appeals to a man' s sense of honor. You would be ashamed to be found neglecting your duty. This sense of honor-is even greater than your fear of reprisals. God YANKWIZ Excerpts Taken From Soldier's Notebook Blood is a juice of very special kind-Goethe Discontent is the want of selfreliance-Emerson. A man is in ill case when he must use a friend-Euripides. The coin that buys the exact truth has not yet been minted -Forster Our new t h o u; h t s have thrilled dead oosoms-lUeredith The poet is the mediator between the world of reality and dreams-Joyce By BOB HAWK As a jewel of gold in a 1. Do eggs in the shell absorb swine's snout, so is a fair Woman. which is without disodors? cretion-Solomon 2. Is it correct to say that you bought some delicatessen for din"To everything there is a ner? season, 3. If you're buying a can of And a time to every purpose under the heaven: tomato juice, how can you tell A time to be born, and a time how many cups you'll get out of to die; it without operiing the can? A time to plant, and a time 4. When a woman who is in the to pluck up that which is service marries, may she wear a planted; regular wedding gown or must A time to kill, and a time I

DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 PAGE FIVE 903d 9M Renovates Office; 2nd SAW Sprouts Floors Kit New Company; Wiley Is T opkick where Space at a premium. The floor sander's screeching HERE IT IS, somewhere around two o'clock in the morning again. Strange how thoughts come to you when vibrations gradually work their way into every room and However, patience brings its keeps a diary, probably because no one thinks it' s worth while. reward, with attractive floors Years from now you'll find your-everywh.ere. Look into Major self in a reminiscent mood. If Reynold's office for the example, you save your copy of Drew but don' t slip on the wax while Field Echoes-send one home admiring your reflection. each week to kee have BEAUTIFUL omo a written and pictorial record of Edward Donahue has re /"' 1ed from furlough, Maynard, '<;,..ass., his )10me. W e learned that "Majorie" doesn' t rate with him like she usta. Tell us more, Ed ... Sgt. John Hiltenbeitel returns from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wonder if the food and music in the Restaurant Continental, Hotel Netherlands Plaza, is as delightful as ever? Army days at Drew. And your 903rd Column will recall many incidents that would otherwise be forgotten. Miss Aileen Mitchell, for merly of P & C later transferred to Fiscal, Base Hqs, became the bride of Sgt. Robert Cane, of Special Service, Sarasota, previously of 3ll'd Fighter Command, Drew Field. The wedding took place iin St. An-drew's Episcopal church, Tampa, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. Those in attendance from the QM, were: Miss Amaker, looking too, too stunning in black, accompanied by debonair Corpo1a1 Heslop, Miss Beadie Steinburg, Mrs. Ruby Bend, Mrs. Guard, Miss Francis Householder, Mrs. Daisy Hulme, Miss Elsie Buerke, Miss Beth Buerke, and Miss Hancock accompanied by Lt. Taylor Moore. Congratulations and )?est wishes to the newlyweds. The newly organized Hq. every one else is in bed. I just couldn' t get to sleep. Thinkand Hq. Co. has taken form ing. Oh, it can happen to me! I was thinking about the and right from the start has length of time I had been in the Army, and the changes functioned smoothly and effi-that have taken place. Not only around us ... but ourselves. ciently. You're a different guy ... and I know I am. Wonder how A great deal of credit for we are going to adjust ourselves when this crap game is all the co-operation existing be-over? When you see some of the fellas just tearin' around tween the CO and the enlist-living today ... that's all ... mightn't it be a good idea ed men goes to Lt. James for to think a little about after the war? What are you going to his ability to handle men and do? You know .. you are going to guide your life pretty his qualities of lea_dership; and much the way that you are living it now. Some of us better to the hard workmg 1st Sgt. t th b k d d l'ttl h'nk' H 11 th' th' Wiley. pu on e ra es an o a 1 e t 1 mg. e IS mg Lt. Sinclair has been appointed just ain't going to last forever ... they always come to an Special Service Officer for the end. It might be interesting to know what some of you birds 2nd Training Battalion. He is l 1 very conscientious and takes a Pan to do w1th yourse ves when you get home. I d like to sincere interest in the problems hear ... it might help me out. of the enlisted men. Plans are e in the making for ways and means of entertaining the men, and interesting announcements will be made in the very near future. What certain 2nd Lt. in the S-1 Section whose name is Philip Hayes has been trying to get "Hazel Eyes" to work in that section? Maybe he'll forgot her when he gets a desk. We hear that T/5 Francis T. Buchinsky of Co. B is dining a t a private home in town every Sunday. Is it love or is it a weakness for home cooking, or both? COMPANY A NEWS Been doin' some lookiii' on while the mysterious WAC does her ... what ever she does to the guys she picks. Funny, but everyone seemed to be a good lookin' guy. Her motto "Get the man ... we can get him clean clothes later." (OK, you punk ... insert.) (We're insertin', Adam. That WAC hasn' t picked you yet, your clean clothes and all.-Ed.) THEY SAY that the rainy season is over and that these "little" showers now are just local storms. (It's the stormy month, you know.) Well, all I have to say is, "This state's C. of C.is one of the greatest in the world." Just local showers. You still have to take the ferry to eat. It is presumably a barracks ins.Jliiction of the type calculated to catch us with our pants down They were A brief alarm was noised around and early Saturday, Lt. Hough ton and the 1st Sarge, pencil in hand, strode through. From outward appearance things were in fair order-passable, but what they salvaged from behind clothes, ledges and shelves was amazing: canes, brooms, hair oil, soap powder, flakes, books, razors, talcum, papers, letters, and lastly, a violin. Although a bulletin came out .listing several .prominent names, no one Pfc. Stewart Swanson has just Over at Company A there seems HOW DO YOU like the civilian who comes into the PX after was restricted. However, this returned from a wonderful three to be an acute housing shortage. you have been waiting in line for seventeen minutes ... and hollers is undoubtedly a fair warning. day vacation, spending part of To relieve it, canteen cups are for a bottle of milk (and gets it) ... for a dime? How do you like the time at Hendricks Field, Se-used-by baby frogs. That's what the soldier who breezes into any store in town and hollers for a Now that T / 5 Mickey McGuire bring, Fla., visiting with a buddy the boys find out when they bottle of milk ... (and doesn't get it till the gal is darned good is on furlough we've been watch-located there. He enjoyed his thirstily extend their tin cups to and ready to give it to him; half the size of the PX number) and ing to see just who would keep five-hour ride in a Fortress im-be filled with a refreshing iced then pays twice the amount of money for it? Funny, huh? Some attractive Beth Buerke company mensely. From there, Swanson drink at the mess hall, because things are kinda hard to understand. Help the soldier give (Administrative Section), but headed for Daytona Beach and it's then when said froglets hop him a break" (or is.. that ... "break him?" ) haven't noticed any new ones. reports the beach is what it is out of the goblets and right into e Step up, you timid soldiers! claimed to be but the ocean was the puss of some long-suffering Take a tip! No one in the 903rd too rough for 'swimming. K. P. FOOTBALL SEASON starting pretty soon up North. Wonder ____ __::...._ ____________ _::_ ______ _::_ ____________________ 1 what they will use for men this year? If Army wanted to ... it 501 'At Ease' for Month By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTH headings as "Drew Darling" and "Mo.rale Builder-Upper." We really don't expect anyone to believe it ... but The first was Norma Mayo, the 50 1st SA WR Headquarters has actually stayed in one place "Darling" who worked in S-1 until recently and whose. en-for almost a month now without an order to move. Of gagement to Capt. Otto Glasser, course, the whole office probably has moved twice between S-1 officer at SOlst until his re-. cent transfer, has been an-the time this is written and the day Echoes is printed, so nounced. perhaps we're talking out of turp.. \ And next it was pretty little Anyway, things are settling down into the same comDian Phillii?s! 'Yho brightens. the area m the Vlclmty of Lt. Greene's parahve peace and, qmet you desk and is undoubtedly one of might expect iri a combination stand, a certain girl friend is the reasons Clear-Water is so pophornet's nest .and boiler factory, going to occupy most of his ular these days. And we have time-his fiance no less. f and some of the boys are at long some. more or pin-. Pvt. Klaus Fels left Monday up grrls JUst m case there last gettmg a good mght s sleep morning for New York on an are any doubters! since the office went off the emergency furlough-we're .all LEAVES FOR ASTP seven-day week schedule and hoping everything turns out okeh. eliminated most of the night .. S /Sgt. Joe Kalenik is back from New Joisey ... no, it isn't true that Joe signed with the Chicago Bears to play pro football (what a center he'd make!) he is going to continue to "play ball" for his Uncle Sam on that "long term contract" we all signed yea, brother!. S /Sgt. Eddie Gamble, better known as 501st's Superman (from those "a-1" vitamin piills his wife gives him) is due for his furlough any day now-enjoy it, Ed .... Cpl. Ermil Richardson, just recovered from a serious case of sun poisoning, is spending his precious few days at home in Illiwork. And take it from us ... a bunch of hard-working guys are getting a well-deserved day off a week c..tlOW that the "graveyard" and 1 shifts have been sus "nded. WORKED TWO SHIFTS Fellows like S /Sgts. Frank Si monetti and Eddie Daub, T /Sgt. Rus Tittle, and Cpls. Done Lewis and Alvin Aungst, to mention just a few, have been on the job 16 hours a day for too long working two of the three roundthe-clock shifts that were in vogue during the recent deluge of work. To "recuperate" Frank left his desk this week for a furlough to Grand Junction, Colo.the greatest spot in the country, he says, and Eddie leaves early in October for a visit home. And speaking of furloughs, some of the lucky lads include: Pvt. William Howe left on Labor Day for a long-delayed furlough out Louisiana way. Pvt. Ray Sutton left Wednesday of this week for. his home in Springfield, DI., and PI'Ob ably already is tasting the fried chicken he has been looking forward to .... Ray has vinced his wife Clearwater is really wonderful, and she is going to drive back with him .. lucky fellow .... Pvt. Mel 1\-Ic Clure also left Wednesday, headed for the smoky city of Pittsburgh, where, we under-nois. "FAT STUFF" Followers of Captain Jack on the comic pages (why.inell doesn't that lug get wise to himself and marry up with that lu.sh Cindy?) have used one of the strip's characters as a nickname for one of the little charmers in S-1. Personally, we don' t agree with the lads, 'cause the lady in question deserves better than the handle "Fat Stuff" (honest, we think you do, Alice) ... and for that reason, we aren' t going ,to divulge her name. Prettiest pin-up girls at Drew .. you'll find them busy at the Remingtons these days at 501st Headquarters. Don't believe it? Well, just keep tlte orbs peeled in the direction of the AW Reporter, where you will find our lassies displayed prominently under such catchy A bit belated to be sure, but it's au revoir and good wishes to Sgt. Charley Roseman, who left recently for ASTP training at Stetson College. Charley held down the "swing shift" in the Special Orders section. For two or three days now all the lads and lassies are including the word "graveyard" into the conversation every time they're in the vicinity of S /Sgt. Dick Driver. And try as we might to shedsome light on the mysterious subject, it still remains a deep, dark secret and every time Dick hears the word, the topic of conversation is rapidly turned into other channels. We understand S /Sgt. Tittle knows more than meets the eye ... and 'tis said Dick has a very pertinent rebuttal up his sleeve. More about this next week. JUST IN PASSING If anybody can think of a novel way of raising the necessary funds to finance an Octobe1 furlough in Seattle, Wash. please get in touch with Russ Holt of the Spe cial Orders section everyone missed Pauline (don't call me Polly) Wright Monday .... Cpl. Ray Hopper is through spotting anybody 30 pins in a bowling game, and he's going to play snooker from scratch in the fu ture-aren' t you Ray and we think it's high time Doris Pierson gets a stripe (by proxy, at least) for the smooth way S/Sgt. John Taylor's Locator Files section operated while he was chasing prisoners awhile back. could have a pretty fair kind of a team this season. If they would do it ... I'd offer to handle the booking HAVE YOU BEEN to a War Dept. Theater lately? Have you, too, had the ticket man take your cardboard and hand you an MR for a Mae West? It seems that the water situation in the Number Two Theater is a little out of hand, and that is the reason for the "Learn to Swim" routine which has been prevalent on the Base the past months. JUST LEFT a swell party for a swell fellow. Sgt. OZ White-head is going up North. (New York, as a matter of fact) to take part in the Air Forces' latest big show. The gang at his office threw him a honey the other night. Talent was splashing all over the place, and the stuff was good. Understand that it took some trouble to get the greenskeeper down from Rocky Point, but there he was, big as a fairway. The party was a success. OZ recited some of his choicest things, and the gang gave him a lovely writing tablet. All in all ... a swell night ... a swell guy. ONE OF THE best known officers on the Base, Maj. Chester K. Delano, is on leave. This poor individual is taking the first time away from the stable he runs over on Eighth Street, in over a year. Anyone who can work in Special Service, let alone run it for over a year without absence (leave or hospital) is a good man. P. S : He is. WALKING THROUGH TOWN the other day, and I started to wonder just where the Gis go on a day off. Ever think of the possibilities at some of the resorts that really aren't too distant? There are some awfully nice places, and the tariffs ... well, it ain't the war debt. Some Qf the beaches around here can give you a nice day and a beneficial one, too. The sun can do a lot for a guy (to him also). Besides there is not the hangover that bottled sunshine gives off. (So what if you do get burned ... it's free. ) EVER WALK AROUND an air base at night? I mean real late at night? You wonder what anyone could possibly be doing in an office at three in the morning (then someone asks me what I was doing.) It takes a lot of people a lot of time to do a lot of things on a big base ... doesn't it? (Ever tried to get promoted?) HAD A RIDE TODAY in one of those "pre-war" cars. (I still think that he meant the last war.) I swear, every time he went around a corner, the wheels did nip ups, and the left rear door opened. Eac h time the horn sounde d the brakes screeched and we came to a sudden halt. Put the thing in first gear, you got your pants pressed, your neck massaged, and a steam b ath. When he said, "Want a lift?" I didn't think that he meant it. Fourteen feet straight up in the air! (It wasn't a Buick.) HOW LONG DO WE HAVE to have WACs on the base before those lurid guys with the long dog-like fangs stop drooling at the sight of them? The poor boobs! Picture six feet of man ... I mean real tough stuff with a bottle of 3.2 in one hand and an ice cream cone in the other (it's a mystery to me) and down the street comes one of our sisters. Bam! The lid's off! The muscle man starts acting like seventeen months in the Aleutians, and people laug h (not with him). Why can't some guys grow up? I'll admit I never have, but I have gland trouble! EVER WATCH THE PHOSPHORUS in the water between here and St. Petersburg at night? It looks like a million and one little lights doing all sorts of crazy things all over the w ater. (Do I soun!f just a little like something I shouldn't?) OK then it does look like a fried egg in technicolor.


PAGE SIX DREW FIELD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 I Third FC Hovey Frog 'Newsman' Marriage Craze Hits W bl G SAW Company: Five Men, Doubles Up Feet; ar es ossip Tie Knot in Single Week! Vets Pass Mark As the poor scratches p1.-lt quite a dent in the U. S. Treasury, because of such a seri-By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER his head and wonders what to ous increase in drawings of extra allotments," to put it in the Third FC Ordnance's happy Jack Hovey recently inspeaks up. words oE our orderly rqom sage, dear ole Giro Jannelli. vested a couple of bucks in a pair of new tennis shoes. Wthhat s thwrong, BPal, seefmlsl to And that's no fooling! In the me e 4 Trg. n. IS u of last week we have had five elig-Returnmg to the barracks, he opened the package. To the juicy morsels this week." ibles lose' their eligibility. The surprise of his many onlookers, all discovered that Jack "For instance?" five lucky men that were .tied in received two right foot shoes. Fit you pal? SEES, HEARS ALL a knot -.,.. I mean, that tied "Well, there is that beer party knot-were M/Sgt. F. E. KernOld-timers: T/Sgt. Herm Bargan S/Sgt F w Van Loon tels, S/Sgt. Earl Duncan and Sgt. Brumley of 563rd you know about that .d S/Sgt. c. R. Sgt p. ,!-] Joe Rarus, all passed their second Cattone and, last bHt hardly G 0 hd f Without waiting for an anPfc. w. J. Quigley. I'm sure GI milestone last week. IVen rc I or swer, Herman goes on: fellow soldiers and officers wish Hello and good.:.bye. It' s hello "You should, seeing as you to extend their heartiest congrat-to new stenogs, Miss Kitty Ann Bang up Shindig were there along With Shultz, ulations! Tubbs, Sorenson, Butler and Thrice woe'. Reuk<>uf has left'. Sweat, in the Inspectors' Section, .. Okuzka. Don't tell me you All jesting aside, the 714th has and Mrs. Ethel R. Heit, in A-4. By CPL. JOHN FULCO don't recall Sgt. Tubbs letting really felt the absence of a swell It's good-bye, to Woody Mellott, Flashin' around the 563rd his hair down and. telling us personality. Sergeant Reukauf Bill Whitley, Bob Lyon, Hollis about his Pennsylvania rela-had been with the company for Bunn and Paul Wilson, all trans another joyous party has tion? quite some time as a member of ferred from our happy home. been stored away in our me"And the clean-up man com-the orderly room personnel. mories, the after effects still ing around, taking one look at Here's wiShing him good luck in CONGRATULATIONS, SIR the table, then muttering, 'Wait rtf Company D of the 5th Training lingering in all our heads till 1 go dump my wheelbar-/ Battalion Elsewhere m this 1ssue, you 11 as I recollect Lieutenant Orf row there's a whole load of fmd the announcement of the re-' empties there.' What I can't reR>/ .-,., J /t{/N/(, OFFICER LEAVES cent marriage of Lt. Edwar_g F. has an idea: Sgt. Brumley is member was how .John Paul Lt. Alfred Erb, who has been a Bartl. Big news last Monday was the best party Jones got into the conversation 714th officer since its activation, Betsy Wilson coming to work R lt b t d b -anyway all of a sudden there has, to our sorrow, been trans-wearing that engagement sparkler esu s. Ig par Y an a anghe was, with S/Sgt. Shultz say-ferred to the 552nd. Our best from Capt. Crandall, c. 0. of the up success. ing, 'If old J. P. Jones had Mal or Ziska Sent wishes go with you, sir! 98th Squadron. Lieutenants Orf and Johnson been fighting in this war it The current topic of discussion Berm Cohn and his Allison bent elbows with their men down wouldn't have been "We have T N 0 among the social groups of the Engine School stencils are try-to the last drop. Lt. Minton sur-not yet begun to fight.'' It 0 eW r eanS 714th is, quote: "What is causing ing to snow Riddick and Guer-prised the boys with his shrewd would have .been, "We ain't on the mysterious infrequent appear-cio under, at the mimeo shop. card playing, Old Maid being his the ball yet.'" After one year and nine months ances of S/Sgt Oliver?" Seen in the A-3 Section: Miss specialty. Our new company com"And, pal, you have to give out tell us that he IS actually usmg Newman sewing a button on mander, Lt. Paul Hambay, really with this dope about Cpl. Flitt on Drew Field as Base Area Air that camouflage knowledge he Capt, Pearson's shirt while the got acquainted with his men and and his photograph of Senorita Inspector, Major C. W. Ziska picked up at school! Oh no, it captain stood there immobile. we think they met with his ap-Cordova. Recall how he came leaves today for duty with the just doesn't happen. However, Only birthday for last week proval. into the barracks with that foot-Army Air Forces Inspector's Ofafraid it .is. the only that we can report. was "CharAdd d d t 'I M/S t long smile on his face, staggered f' t N 0 1 L bon. Happy h1dmg, sergeant. ll'e" Taylor's. When's yours? e e al s g Ice a ew r eans a Hunzeger, T/Sgt. Bates and up the aisle, and gasped, "Take Corporal Fields is gradually dis-Free publicity. S/Sgt. Smith getting their cal-a look at a real woman, brothers." MaJOI Ziska, came to Drew illusioning the Plotting Platoon. Major Muse and Ed Oke must isthentics turning beer glasses And then the rush of G.I.'s and from the 112th Engmeers at Camp There is no more mail rush. All be having a contest seeing who up T/5 McVay and Cpl. how they found Cpl. Flitt an hour Shelby, Miss., will be directly they do is rigidly lie on their will surrender the most teeth to Ray dispatching beer to all the later trampled down in a crack under control of the AM' at bunks and grimly stare with the GI dentists. Looks like Ed's boys Pfc. Taylor in an un-between two floor boards. After Washington when h takes 0 er glazed eyes as the pours ahead so far. usual talkative mood .. Cpl. all how could the boys that e v out the tons of miscellaneous Inseparable trio: "Moon" Mul' !Gummy" Myers breaking in picture, and her being radio his new post. packs of letters, parcels and pack-lins "Blackie" Staiger and Vince his new China Clippers on the star and all. The Major yesterday thanked ages on that bed with the broken find one and you'll find fried mullet prepared by Sgt. "Also there's this stuff going his many friends and aides for springs. the other two, even at Clear-Brumley and 1his_assGistfafnts, T/5 "the rounds that it. wasn't 8/Sgt. thei.r co-ope __ ration an.d assistan_ce You d-on-'t_h_a_v_e_t_o_be_ a cor-water! Horka and T 5 Me a ey schargel that the newly-comh 1 h h h T/5 Livingstone was combina-missioned nurses wer' coming w 1 e e as been m c arge at respondent to send or phone news "HEY, YOU 4-F" tion janitor, beer distributor to see at all, but someone called Drew. "I hate to leave," he said. in to the ECHOES. Phone 287. "W lf" W'l h chauffeur and bouncer .. Ser-"The Duchess.'' No 1 don't know S/Sgt. John 1 son as geauts Kalister and Cusick sit-been keeping out of mischief by who it is. All I could gather working evenings at -PX:No. -l's ting in their corners like chapwas that it" was a fellow with ice cream bar A WAC, seeing erones S/Sgt. Kiser; T/4 the initials. 'Lt. Kurpiewski.' John, dressed in non-GI clothes, Brundage and Cpl .J. J. Smith "And how about the boys fil-imitating the Ink Spots. just finishing with a customer, ing into Dispensary Seven at shouted, "Hey you 4-F, how about First Sergeant Faulkner is due 13:30 last Thursday-. What service?" (or words to that ef-back from furlough soon. Sgt. are you looking at me that way feet). Brumley has handled his job well for, Pal? Ain't I supposed to Just a plug for that new AmerFaulkner's absence. mention that? ican Legion's Men's In the future every man will "Jeepers, Ace, remember Clear Lounge, corner of Twiggs and wear his trousers after taking a water last Sunday? Two women Tampa. It's really a dandy place shower after the afternoon ath-would walk out on the beach. soft chairs and sof!ls, writing. and letic period. They may be caught Then came the rush of G. I. feet. card tables, radw, magazmes, in the embarrassing position that Presto No women. Boy, do shower and a snack bar. Cpl. Myers found himself the these khaki-clads work fast!" Squadron alumnus, Bob Kane, other afternoon _coming from the GOOD HIDE OUT now at Sarasota, and his Tampa latrine with only his GI bath g,' f., exchanged marriage vows towel. The corporal didn't know "Wh_at! yo1,1 figger that's enough that the CO's wife calls for him for. this time? Oh, heck, Ace, I last Saturday. ld l'k th ll ht -Seen at the Chowhouse. Joe each night at the orderly room cou go on 1 e IS a mg Hresko and Stan Dubowski eat-through which the corporal has You say I'd better head for to pass Swamp Thirteen and hide out on ing from "blue plate account of things I've handed you Kresge's best 25-cent dishes. Corporals Mazur, Myslicki already? Well, okay. Maybe Excitement at the Annex was and Schuppman, along with our you're right. So long." the globe falling from the ceil-adopted mess sergeant, Herman ing and crashing-almost at the Messeinger, have just returned surprised Mrs. Lawrence's feet. from Miami on a three-day pass The new, enlarged cafeteria. at Everybody ran to find an Cpt. Knight has gone to the Service Club is going to make amazed Mrs. L. gazing ceiling-camouflage school in Water-a lot of chow hounds happy. It ward at the naked bulb. boro, S. C. should be ready soon. Thursday night Frank Jones was gabbing with WAC Mary Pedron (her picture was in last week's Echoes). Friday, we saw her on KP. Don't worry, Frank, it wasn't your fault, that's her regular job, she's a cook. We haven't been able to find out from either Ray Harmon or Bill Park what two things Claude "Deacon" Waldrop is sweating out prior to his approaching furlough. Anyway, we hope he realizes them. Don't forget, you can get Chap lain's T. S. slips (free interviews) by calling "540," "370," "369," "541," or "542." Call any num ber, you'll find out. Covering the Flight Section. First question is directed to Joe Pertuit: "Why won't you admit that you did get married, Sarge?" .. M/Sgt. "Tommy" Thomas has temporarily laid up his blue Ply mouth in favor of that nice maroon Chevvy ... S/Sgt. Ship man left us recently with a C.D.D. F rightened 'Sinatra' of 491 Recovers; Croons Nightly Latest reports froin the 491st Communications have it that Pvt. "Boo-Boo" Snyder, the G.I.'s Sinatra, has recov ered from his slight attack of Mike Fright. He is again satisfying nightly his many admirers with his vocal in terpretations. Won't be long now when has returned and things are buzz S/Sgt. Kunselman will be saying ing again. "California here I come!" He GOLDBLATT FURLOUGHS leaves on furlough next week. This rather explains that brigl:J.t Cpl. Loo1e. Goldblatt h .as fmal cheery smile we get each ly left on his long fur-Pfc. J. A. Wright is sprouting lol:Igh. It n;takes us. homesick to "something" under his nose. We thmk of h1m headmg back to think it was the home influence good old Bos!ox:r, .. that caused it. Don't feel too S/Sgt. Wllhe 'Yllhams, the badly Joe some fellows can wear busy-bee of OperatiOns, and Cplthem' Neil Paul will be missed fro the daily routine, they have als Cpl. Clauss had one reply for left for the 407th. his mates after reading last week's co-lumn. He complained that it wasn't his fault that he's so handsome. S/Sgt. Ingraffia invites all com ers for a champion chess game. As far as checkers go, he loses a game now and then. ADIOS AMIGOS The boys in the Armament and Ordnance Sections regret the loss of Lt. Stubing, Sgts. Collins and Darby, also Cpls. Kun and Hol lis Martin to the 407th Fighter Bomber Group. Good luck, boys! Who is the new drummer with the colored band at the "Brass Rail" in town? Is it Pfc. A. B. Scholnick? Some hep-cat! Lt. Cilley has left the Arma ment Section for a two-weeks course in camouflage at Water boro, S. C. S/Sgt. Gillespie ant: Pfc. Hunt are all smiles these days. The reason? Bunt's wife is visiting him and Gillespie is expecting his soon from Cleveland, Ohio. Things have been rather quiet around Operations this week with S/Sgt. Charles E Machuszek in the hospital. However, Charlie The little man from Connecti cut who has been roaming around tapping everyone on the shoulder, asking questions about our personal history forms will no longer be bothering us. The Intelligence Department will miss him and his brilliant work. Another in the 407th deal! First Sergeant Stinette is due back from his emergency fur lough. We are wondering what he will say when he discovers his right hand man S/Sgt. Zan chetti and Cpls. Sterling and Mitchell have left the Orderly Room to start the ball rolling in the 407th. Flash! Cpl. Kasimir Porembny has been seen crowding the bus line nightly. Could it be that he has finally given in to the gals? He has been a firm believer of having one girl, his Mother. As "Kassie" would say, "I play hard to get." To all you officers and enlisted men leaving the 491st we wish to congratulate you on the splendid work you have done and know you will continue to do so in the future. Best wishes and good luck.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 PAGE SEVEN No Boat, No Fish; One Man Can't Stop Mail In the 5th Signal AW Bn. Broken Promise By PVT. JOSEPH v CAVIELO riddled rifle:-range targets served A word of praise must be ex.ample of the fecund1 k M S pressed for the boys in the mall Ity .of the mstruction. A word of r S ergeant section, this headquarters-TI 5 pra1se to Lts. Coffman, Turen Chapman, Pfc's. Black, and shine and Needham for their exman and Pvts. Volz_ and Travispert supervis1on of a project for the splendid manner which which shall have instructed apyv e all hated to F they have handled the mail this proximately 400 by the 25th of Brmker leave but lets all give past week while one of the deSeptember. our new. First Sergeant,, partment's men was on furlough. THE ROUND-UP F?rd, a big welcome. II give These men understand that the h1m all of our co-operatwn and mail is a soldier' s most precious Congrats to T 1 5 AJ?plebaum adl'm sure. we will find that he is respite; therefore they act quickly vanced in !p'ade past week an all-nght guy. to disperse the precious epistles ... T l 5 Palm champwns the G. I. Our organization lost a lot of to their rightful addressee. style of recreational activity held good men last week. Some of every Monday, Tuesday and them had been with the 498th A word of welcome to Capt. Wednesday evenings at the Serv-EFFIE GONZALES, of Drew Field Sub Depot headquarters, is receiving the congratulations of Lt. Col. L. T Rogers, sub dep?t chief, for being the top civilian third war loan bond purchaser, 111 the section. Adding their congratulations are fellow workers, fl'4!1m left to right: F. H. Sprankle, chief clerk; Jean Shawver, Betty Casey and Vaniah Baldwin. for a long time, even before it Von Tillberg, surgeon, released ice Men's Club. On the nights came to Drew Field. Lots of this week from station hospital. mentioned "Jimmie" fashions the luck to MISgt. Bailey, TISgt. Officers and enlisted men, terpsichorean art to fit his pleasJacoby. SISgt. Dovenmuehler, alike, welcome your return. ure Pvt. Wartenby, vault sec Sgt. Shert and all the others. Respite from the travail of tion this headquarters, takes parI know that with men like them army life has accrued to each of ticular delight in the scintillating the 407th will have to be one the following, who with reserva"jazz jamboree" held on various of the best outfits there tion in hand, has boarded train, evenings at Rec. Hall No. 1. Many Pvt. Verra complains that "dirty bus, or any means EM share the pulsating rhythms work" is afoot It seems that of transportation, to JOurney of the band as it twists its tunes every time he goes out in the home, visit friends, families and, and melodies to the satisfaction evening, he returns to the bar-no doubt, crea_ture of the many listeners. racks to find that someone has Is m h1s been "messing around." Whoever billfold: T l 4 Chnstensen, T/5 it is, I want to warn you to lay S ISgt,. Raynor, Cpl. Wiloff, because Pvt. Verra "don't kms, Pvts. Wllson and Cogger. finance Men Crack Knees like it." WALLET BABIES Post Engineers Out to Make lrd War Bond Record By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER cla_im.s that he In one respect, fathers never was did d .1rty by fishmg resort ch:mge. Be they civilians or solat Gandy bndge a couple of weeks diers they persist in telling "the It seem. s that BracK;boys at the office" of the clever111 and a fnend had nd.den b1-ness or elegance of their children. cycles all the way out to Gandy "So let it be with Kessler and bridge to get the bo.at which they Bmgun too.' On the slightest had reserved, to fmd that they provocation each will whip from had failed to keep their promise his billfold of his child, and of reserving the boat for them with, "you should hear what my and had rented it to someqne else. baby did yesterday" will enlarge After going all the way out, there at l"ngth. Getting intci full stride is the newly organized plan which is now a daily routine for the entire enlisted personnel of the finance detachme'nt, namely, a vigorous military and exercise program. Daily from 3:30 to 5 the men are giyen the rudiments of all military and exercise drills, with very close attention to close-order drill. It is planned to have a review at a later date. Visiting their wives who have recently arrived in Tampa are Pfcs. William Pollen and Joe Kuebel. has just about caused him a physical and mental breakdown. Returned from hospitai during the past week were S I S Jean L. King and T 1 5 Earl Landers. Let us 'hope M I S Devoe will soon be with us again. wasn' t even one boat left. "The Fruitful was the instruction imnext time I go fishing, it cer-parted to the EM of this headtainly won't be at that place," quarters who attended the says M ISgt. Brackin. class instruction. The round-With one man contracting for a War Bond each payday three others volunteering $12 50 per month and a number subscribing $10 monthly to apply on bond purchases, the Post Engineers are getting off to a good start in the Third War Loan drive, according to Adam H Lochner, in charge of War Bond subscriptions for that office. Capt. E B. Dailey, Drew Field War Bond officer, delivered a talk to members of the section on last Tuesday stressing the importance of"the present war loan, and urging that personnel respond in the 55 Finish Packing Class Wedd,ing bells are definitely in the offing for Tl3rd Gardner F. Smith. Our barracks is slowly being depleted of all third graders. We hear-that Cpl. Alfred J. Hebert, recently. transferred Louisiana, is now about to enter Army Finance School at Wake Forest, North Carolina. Changes in section head personnel were announced by Col. Nye recently. New changes follow: TIS Ray G. Popp to Mileage, S I S Frank Hilbert to to Enlisted Men' s Pay Section, T I S Reuben Hawes to Officers' Pay Section, S I S Jack T. Gladney to Agent Audit, S I S Fifty-five officers and enlisted school met with great success. No splendid manner in which they. men from the several airfields further classes will be conducted. have shown to other drives furof the Third Air Force will grad-Colonel Melvin B. Asp opened thering the war effort. course last Monday with a It is the prediction of Maj. Guy bnef talk. The course of study B : Lynes, Post Engineer, as well was led by Lt. William Eakins as Lochner, that the Engineers of the Fourth Service Command. and every other department on Wonder if our ex-cashier will Henry A. Hevia to Commercial station himself at. Tallahassee dur-Accounts, S I S Robert Puffer to ing his. furlough. Inside reports Accounting Section, T l 4 David says that "Wait for Me, Mary" Frye to Check Station. uate tomorrow from Drew Field's Packing and Crating School, instituted and conducted by the Third Air Force. Designed to instruct men in the proper methods of crating materials for overseas shipment, the The students studied methods the base having quotas will not of utilizing space, and learned only reach them when the drive is how to correctly mark crates for fairly underway, but pass them speedy handling overseas. before it is over. MYST ERY WAC PASSES OUT ................... THEATER TICKETS T/5 LOWTHER PFC. iOHNSON P'VT. SANTORE PFC. COUGHRAN These Men Well-Dressed Despite Gl Duties It's easy enough to look neat for Saturday inspection. And al most any GI shines as he heads into town. But the really conscientious soldier looks the part, even when he's on KP, sweating out a hospital term, or coming back from a hurried trip into Tampa. Pride in personal appearance is a morale factor, too. Even a hospital ward looks better to a fellow when he knows he is clean-shaven and has had a recent haircut. Our mystery WAC, anxious to prove this theory, snooped among pots and pans in a GI messhall, hid behind the MP at the main gate, and stalked down corridors at the Base Hospital. At the end ot the week, she reported that Private Joseph Santore, 13th Fighter Command; Tl5 Martin Kramer, 501st SAW Regiment; Tl5 Francis Lowther, 314th truck with the same prowess he Base Headquarters and Air Base used when he drove a truck back Squadron; Private First Class home. Frederick P. Coughran, Detach-Technician Fifth Grade .Kramer ment Medical Department; and sat up a little straighter in the Private First Class Rollie John-Base Hospitalbarber chair when son, 81lth Chemical Company, the WAC walked in. When queswere the lucky recipients of two tioned he said, "Shucks, why tickets apiece to the Base War shouldn' t I spend money for a Department theaters. shave and a trim while I'm con-KP WINS PASSES valescing? This is my seventh day in bed, but I haven't let down Private Santore of Brookline, on my looks yet." Kramer, who Conn. flashed the WAC a cheer-is a radio operator at the 50 1st ful grin as he dexterously wielded SAW Regt., hails from Philadelhis mop over the messhall floor. phia. "Sure, I shaved this morning," he His fetish for neatness is no said. "Had a haircut yesterday, doubt due to his past experience too. What difference does. it as a clothing salesman make if I'm on KP? I wouldn't When Tl5 Lowther stepped let myself go, just' because I may from a 'returning bus, he looked have to swing a few garbage just as perfectly turned out as pails. Shined my shoes, too, but the men who were boarding it on you'd never know it, nowl" their way into town. When he is not on KP, SanHis comment: "These buses are tore :is driving a Government always pretty packea; it's a little hard on a new shoe-shine and a A dry cleaner in civil life, Pfc. press job, but I don' t like to let Rollie Johnson hasn' t let his standown when I'm in town. After dards slip since he joined the Ser all, the public judges the Army vice, though his present job of by the soldier it sees on the truck driver sometimes brings street." him in contact with grease and A former consolidated schools oil. Although our WAC thought principa], Lowther is now a clerk the spick-and-span soldier quite in the Base Classification Office. smooth in his uniform, he admit-His wife, whom he will see very ted that his home-town sweetsoon, has not seen him since he heart, who recently visited him left Brandon, Miss., Sept. 15, 1942. from Sayre, Okla. thinks he He is the fourth best-dressed sol-looked even nicer in his "civvies. dier who has now been found in To date, the 314th leads the the ranks of the 314th. "best dressed" parade, followed by A job in the Admitting Office the 501st, 503rd, and 624th Bomb of the Base Hospital necessitates Sq. all three of which are tied good grooming, but Pfc. Frederick with two men from each organizaR. Coughran, spotted ir. the PX, tion having walked off with top manages to retain the same smart honors and War Department theaappearance when he is relaxing. tre passes. Has your organization He was formerly a machinist and been listed yet? If not, why not? precision inspector for a motor Take a look in the mirror, then company at Flint, Mich., where, strut whenever you see a WAC. he confesses, he left "many girl Somewhere, she's watching for friends. you!


EI?;HT DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, 17, 1943 IN TAMPA SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE_ RECREATION DIVISION Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West Lafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid,. 502 Florida avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station. Shaving; shower, and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs street; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Serv vice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street. Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694 by noon. Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men a t Masonic Service Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and 9:30p.m. 7 p m each evening-Letters and forms typed by 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. 1710:30 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 % Wate r street. 8 : 30 p .m.-Weekly musicale, 214 North Boulevard. Saturday Sept. 18-. 7:00 p .m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison. 8:30 p.m.-Games, 506 Madison street; dance-orchestra, 214 North boulevard; quiz contest, 607 Twiggs street. Sunday, Sept. 199 : 30 a .m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street. 9:30 to 11 a m .-Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madiso n 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 social hour, 607 Twiggs street. 5:00 p.m.-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 305 % Water street. 5 : 30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, Firs t Methodist church, Florida and Tyler. 6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broadcast over WTSP. 6:30 p.m.-Young People's Forum, First .Presbyterian Service Center, Polk and Marion; Vespers services, Fellow-\ ship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, 607 Twiggs street. 7:00 p.m.-Vesper Service, 214 North Boulevard. 7:15 p.m.-'-"Let's discuss," 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and Riverside Baptist church; YMHA Community Center dance, Ross and Nebraska. 8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellowship hour, First Presbyterian ,. Service Center, Polk and Marion. 8 : 30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, MacDill Field, Orchestra 506 Mad. 8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard. 9 : 00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. Monday, Sept. 20-U-7:00 p.m.-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street. 7:30 p.m.-Symphouic practice for all service men interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p.m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p m .-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p .m.-Special program, 214 North Boulevard. T\lesday, Sept. 217:00 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; French conversational instruction, 607 Twiggs street; bingo, 214 North Boulevard. 8 : 15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium. 8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 50q Madison street; sketching instruction, 214 North boulevard; dance, Municipal auditorium. 9:00 p.m.-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard. 9:30 p.m.-Educational movie, 214 North Boulevard. Wednesday, Sept. 22-7 : 30 p m .-Glee club practice for all service men interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swimming party, meet at any USO; art :tor fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p.m.-Arthur Murray'dance instruction, 607 Twiggs street; open house, YMHA Community Center, Ross and Nebra!>ka-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, 'J'hursday, Sept. 23-7:00 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street. 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. Parish night, 506 Madison. 8:30 p.m.-Dance on patio, 214 North Boulevard. 14 Swimmers Awarded Eleven graduates of the Red Cross first aid course and three graduates of the Red Cross water safety program were awarded certificates at Plant Field by Ma jor James E. Thorpe Jr., mander of the Third Air Force Replacement Depot. The first aid graduates were Charles B. Baxter, Harry H Bennett, Martin Z Bona, Charles F Danner, Dan W. Gore, Joseph H. Gresian, William T. King, Damon T. Knight, Robert C. Manns, George B. Schmoll and William D Skinner. Those who completed the water safety course were Joseph E. Moss, Clayton E Moyer and Charles F. Goodwillie J r Visit .You( PX! BRANCH LOCATION *Main Bev. and Clothing 2nd & Ave. F Main Mdse. and Spec. Order Dept ...... 2nd & Ave. F No. 1 ..... _8th & Ave. A WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4 Friday, Sept. 17-"Let's Face It," Bob Hope, Betty Hutton. Saturday, Sept. 18-"This Is America," No. 11, Arctic Passage; RKO Pathe News No. 6. Sunday, Sept. 19-'"Victory Through .Air Power," Disney Special Feature; "South Sea Rhythms," Harry Owens and Orchestra; "Sweeping Oars," World of Sports; "Seventh Column, .Pete Smith. Monday, Sept. Richard Dix, Jane Wyatt; "Letter From Ireland"; "Hit Parade of the Gay Ninetie s Melody Master ;sands. .. Tuesday, Sept. 21-" .Above Suspicion," Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray. Wednesday, Sept. 22-"The War," Issue No. 8; RKO Pathe News No. 7. Thursday, Sept. 23-"Frontier Bad Man," -Diana Barrymore, Lon'Chaney, Andy Devine; "Gem Jams," Leon Errol; .:Kiss and Make Up," Merrie Melodies. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3 Friday Sept. 17-"Victory Through Air Power, Disney Special Feature; "South Sea Rhythms," Harry Owens and Orchestra; "Sweeping Oars," World of Sports; "Seventh Col umn," Pete Smith. No. 2 ..... Area F on Ave. J Saturday Sept. 18-"The Kansan," Richard Dix, Jane Vvyatt; "Letter From Ireland"; "Hit Parade of the Gay Nineties," Melody Master Bands. 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. l\:1 No. 12 .......... Flight Line No. 15 ...... ..... WAC Area 3rd F. C. . 3 F. C 1-Iq. Filling Sta .... Ave. J at E. Fence *-Branches with Soda Fountains or Beer Gardens. Masonic Meeting John Darling Lodge, F and A M 610 Madison street, Tampa, extends fraternal greetings and welcome to all Mason brothers. An invitatio n is extended to attend the weekly Wednesday night meetings. THE MOTIVE By Josephine Stivers All this is what men work for, For which they fight and die: A little place of simple grace, A garden 'neath the sky; All things to which a woman clings Of chinaware, and glass And linen white, and silver bright, Or candlesticks of brass. World over, men and women For these, spend all their years. They give themselves to cupboard shelves, And books and chandeliers. Whether proud or modest, With more, or less, to claim, The joys and woes of eaeh circle knows Continue much the same. 'Tis birth or death or feasting, And children off to school The church bells' chime, and Christmas time, And summer's swimming pool. For this is w'hy men battle, Why boys brave death at sea: That great and low shall always know These joys of liberty. Leaves you kinda' thoughtful, doesn't it? Good luck with your book, Josie; we're ready to bet that it will be just as popular with people who like poetry as you, yourself are with boys who like blue eyes! Sunday, Sept. 19-"Above Suspicion," Joan Crawford, F red MacMurray, Basil Rathbone. Monday S ept. 20-"The War, Issue No. 8 ; RKO Pathe News No. 7. Tuesday, Sept. 21-"Frontier B a d Man, Diana Barrymore, Lon Chaney Andy Devine; "Gem Jams," Leon Errol; "Kiss and Make Up," M errie Melodies. Wednesday, Sept. 22-"Winter Time, Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Woody Herman and Orchestra. Thursday, Sept. 23-RKO Pathe News No. 8 Friday, Sept. 24-"The Phantom of the Opera," Nelson Eddy Susanna Foster, Claude Rains; "Nursery Rhyme M ysteries," Passing Parade; "Scrap Happy Daffy," Looney Tunes. g.' RECREATION BUILDING NO. 1 Friday, Sept. 17 8 : 15 p.m.-:Oucy Sinclair Presents. Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 : 15 p.m:-uso Camp Show. Sunday, Sept: 19, 8:15 p.m.-A. W Melody Hour. I Monday, Sept. 20 8 : 30 p m .-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m., Soldier Show Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9 : 00 p .m.-USO Camp Show. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 8 : 15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal. Thursday, Sept. 23, 8 : 30 p m .-Music, Mirth and Madness ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB Friday, Sept. 17, 8 : 15 p.m.-Dance. Saturday, Sept. 18, 8:30 p .m.-Bingo. Sunday, Sept. 19, 8 : 15 p .m.-Variety Show. Monday, Sept. 20, 8:15 p.m.-Dance. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music. Wednesday, Sept.22 8 : 15 p .m.-Dance. St. Petersburg Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north. Phone 4755 HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from g a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Cofiee and cookies every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse, suits and towels for Showers, shaving and naps. Dance instruction. PIER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night. G ame rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance Monday and Thursday. At both Centers every night St. Petersburg Junior Hostesses, are on h and to help you have a good time. Stores in St. Petersburg are now open every day until 6 p .m. and on Saturday until 9 p.m. Clearwater LOUNGE, 601 Cleveland (across from the Capitol Theater). Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for the convenience of Service Men. BEACH CENTER. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a .m. until 6 p.m. Open week days by request. Directions may be ob-tained at the Lounge. Dances. Wednes d a y nights from 8 p .m. until 10 : 30 p m., and Saturday nights fro m 8 p.m. until 11 p .m.-Municipal Auditorium. Womens Residence Club The Women's Residence club, 820 South Rome avenue, Monday through Saturda y 7 : 05 operated by the National Catholic Community Serv1"ce, A M.-WFLA-Drew Field Rev-eille. USO, is operated for the wives, mothers, relatives, and Monday, 8 : 30 P .M.-,.-WDAEfriends of the Service men. Mrs. Sarah Schaefer, Director, The Right Answer or Else. Tuesday, 6 : 30 P.M.-WFLAextends a welcome to all wives, mothers, sweethearts and The Squadronaires. friends of service men as well as girls in defense work. 8 : 30 P.M.-WDAERooms upstairs 50c a night, downstairs 75c

DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 PAGE NtN:E Tailspin Dance Termed Success By Depot Group SUB DEPOT SUBS The writers of the "Subs" haven't been able to devote much time for its purpose lately; had to wait until after the Tailspin Clu9. dance, which took H}.ace li1st Satur-------------:--------------------------.,..------------. 5 New Officers Gas Mask Man's Best Pal For a complete account of Report to 9th FC 5 h @ y A N K WI Z the affair, see any of the New Of Medicos of 84. 40 t papers. They give it a write-up Sig Company 1. Yes: Because of their ex-that the best of social affairs merit. After all, some of the most well-known peopL in the world. were there, the U.S. Army. By MjSGT. E. C. RODDY tremely porous shells, eggs should ke kept away from strong smell-Under a typiCal tropical sun approximately 50 medical ing foods for they will absorb Lt. Lyle A Robe recently sue-d ld f h 84 d F h b h t d th BY S/SGT. MIKE DODD Other than some of the latest new fall styles of our modern dress, there were three definitely dominating colors of attire worn by the attendants of the Tailspin Club dance: Khaki, khaki and ceeded Capt. Malcolm c. Witts as etachment so iers o t e th an 405th ig ter-Bom er w a ever o or ey are near. Commanding Officer of the 9th Groups recently participated in a chemical warfare demon-2. Delicatessen me an s Fighter Command. Capt. Witts t t L. t t Fl G Ch 1 Off. prepared foods. Cooked meats, enjoyed tremendous popularity ra IOn. leU enan ynn, roup emlca Icer, was preserves, relishes, etc., as well during his reign as C O but he In charge. / as the store where such foods has assumed other duties in the About 500 yards across the high-Packing Crating are sold. khaki. company, and we're glad that he way from old North Gate the r 3. Divide the number of ounces is staying with us in another ca-marching column was attacked by marked on the can by eight. Since SUB PRESSURE The pressure is on in Sub Depot these days, especially in Sig. Section, who is saying farewell to two of their employes very soon; Betty Lou Hamilton and Anne Grosshart are submitting themselves to the strains of "Home Sweet Home." pacity. ? low:-flying fighter plane School to Open there are eight; ounces in a cup, And now, a hearty welcome to rng Simulated gas and dnppmg that will give' you the number our new commanding officer. Lt. grenades. Robe, who hails from California, With masks to Here Monday of cups in the can. is handling the company in a mg faces, the Medrcs contmued 4. She may wear a wedding noteworthy manner, and every-on, only to witness the explosion gown. thing is clicking smoothly. of several yards of primer card, a O ffic,ers and noncoms from the Five new officers put in their highly explosive material used by several airfields of the Third Air appearance not long ago: Lts. chemical warfare troops, along the 5. Straw is grain; hay is grass. Straw is just the stalk; hay includes the whole plant. Straw is cut after the grain matures; hay is cut green. Signal Section's Joyce Campbell and Lt. M. B. Johnson of the 584th Sig. A. W. Btn. are planning to take that final plunge sometime in the near future. As a matter of fact, by this time they might have al ready dood it. Neil D. Frede, Herbert H Hutne r, side of the road. Walter S. Tripp, Robert L Burke, Then came the smoke. pots, and Charles M Becker. Welcome belching' forth volumes of dirty to our fold, gentlemen. brown vapors that .P.lanketed the Oh, happy day! Several men surrounding area for 15 minutes. it the trail for home this week, Aided by chemical warfare of with furlough papers in hand, ficers and men of the namely: M/Sgt. Adolph Frank, 811th Chemrcal Company, Lt. S /Sgt. James Cross, T /Sgt. Sam Flynn arranged for a reconnais Levinson, Sgt. Rudolf Holub, Sgt. car to roar past the marc:h In last week's Subs (that is, if Valentino Innocenti, S/Sgt Ger-mg troops and spray them wrth you were lucky enough to obtain ald Marshall,. Sgt. Gaylord Jac-tear gas a special tubing cona copy of the Echoes), we read obs, Cpl. Pete Ferrari, T / 5 Raf-nected :Vith exhaust. about Casey's attempt to join.the ferty, T / 5 Sinclair, T / 5 Barney Captam Harns, 84th Grol!p SurWAVES. She would have made Berger, Pfc. Fentin Harbour, Pfc. geon, was :well pleased wrth the the grade except for being slight-Hinton S /Sgt. Albert Hartman demonstratiOn. ly underweight. So Casey, with T/5 Lauro, Pfc. Slaugh.: "With the gas the best interest of her country ter Pvt. Ranson Adair Pvt. Al-may be used m this conflict, the at heart of course, took a vacation mo'nd Pvt. Garner. Henry, training of the medical me_n in the expressly for the purpo.se of get-Pvt. Marenda Pvt. Mattingly Pvt. treatment of gas casualties, and tin' fat, and before the Schultz, Pvf. Ed Stee l. Pvt. the proper handling of incendiary ring the second hme, she Stephens, Pvt. Vicknair, Pvt. a tren:endousl.Y weighed in at two pounds more I Wanz, T / 5 Noll, and Pvt. Palac. unportant task, Captam Harns than the first time. Whew! What a Hst of happy sald. WARD RETURNS guys. handlmg of gas Speaking of changes in ad-usmg. them earners The frivolity and hilarious eel-ministration, there' s been a and IS maJor .Problem ebration that took place in the change of supply officers too. confrontmg chemical officer s to-Aircraft Representatives' office Lt. John H. Connolly the day. last week can definitely be at-place of Lt. Ralph L Hillyer. Impressmg upon the tributed to the Jact .that Marion It's sort of back in the saddle men the "\'a.lue of a. gas mask m Ward returned to Engr. from va-again for Lt. Connolly, because good condlhon, and rts worthlesscationing elsewhere. If you don't he was supply officer several when damaged, Lt. Flynn ex-believe the boys missed Marion, months ago. plamed the value of prompt and Just ask her. treatment of gas casualties. Help wanted, male or female, who can devote their undivided attention to aiding Monty Kologie in making out her Christmas gift list. Monty's that little incendiary red-head, God's gift to soldier USO goers, who contributes to the efforts of Hack's voucher section in S. D. Supply. Monty's husband, Ted, is overseas. She has compiled a list of things to send him and here's just a few of the items: Chewing gum, candy, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco (he must smoke like a chimney), necktie, shirts, shaving outfit, and an automatic pencil. Can you think of anything else that Ted might want other th.an Monty, herself? RAH..ROAD RUN BY NAVY CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex.-(CNS)-The Navy is running a railroad now. Fifteen sailors operate a 35-mile rail line that hauls supplies for the Naval Air Sta tion here. Hamburger Joint Set Up in South Seas SOUTH PACIFIC -(CNS) Joe' s place, a quiet little hamburger joint on a South Pacific island, gives the American touch to this arc :1. An interesting sidelight on the demonstration was the sight of reclining S i g n a 1 C o r p s men, stretched out under palm trees in an adjacent encampment area suddenly jump to their feet feet and run for their masks when the drifting CN floated by. Joe is Joseph Maurice Hayden of Middleboro, Mass., a commis. M.racles to See sary steward fn a Navy Seabee outfit

PAGE TEN MEW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 Bomb-a-Dears Fete Volunteers At Service Club By CPL. "KAY" KAYSER Seventy-five fellows from the 573rd SAW Battalion! who "volunteered" to sign up to go to a dance over at St. l Petersburg and 15 more from the 563rd had a time they will long remember. The boys really took over and came home fagged out but all smiles for having gone. The 573rd boys were the guests of the Service Center at St. Petersburg, sponsored by the Civilian Defense committee of that city. A very charming group of lovely, attractive girls, known as the (and just as the name implies) served as hostesses. New 'Sgt. York' Captures 114 Italian Prisoners SICILY-(CNS) -The "Sgt. York" cif World War II is Sgt. Floyd Cravath, 22-year-old Bayside. L I. resident who captured 114 Italiar.s in Sicily with a bullet jammed in the chamber of-his rifle. As Cravath describes the incident, he came upon 110 Italian soldiers and four officers under a group of trees during the Sicilian mop-up. In his exciteSEEK OPPONENT ment he fed a bullet into the Thus far we haven' t received chamber of his rifle and then, to ;my replies in our search for ophis-surprise, all the so:!!::liers ponents for our volleyball team. leaped to their feet and raised come on, you teams that fancy their hands. yourselves as being pretty good. All Sgt. Cravath had to do was In the absence of any other oppo JI'Iarch the men back to camp. "It nents we have been practicing was the simplest thing iQ tpe among ourselves every day fol world," he said. lowing our daily session of calis-0 0 ( <) 571st.SAW Turns Cards About on Company Officers Where's one of the busiest spots on Drew Lt. Bartl. 3rd FC. Wed in Wisconsin To Miss. Neubauer warehouse "A" of COJ!rse! we may not Of interest to the realize It but th1s QM store plays a vital role in members of Third Fighter Com-the welfare of all soldiers. was the recent wedding of N t d M1ss Edythmarie Neubauer and o ony oes It cater to the needs of Drew, but also 1st Lt. Edward F. Bartl. to the sub-bases located at Pinellas, Bradenton, Sarasota The wedding was at the Rec-and Waycross Ga tory of St. Joseph's Cathedral, Harry Grimm, ably assisted by La Crosse, Wise., the home city To give you some idea of the of both the b 'd d Pfc. Ed Donahue. To check and n e an groom, volume of business, between one handle tally ins-and-outs, Cpl. August 30. and two hundred requisitions are Sam Garlonsky, Pvt. Mark Hob-Mrs. Bartl. given in marriage filled daily involving hundreds berlin, and Pvt. Abe Rosen are by her father, wore an ivory satof items of clothing. Also, offi-on the ball. The boys who fill in wedding gown with a deep cers' sales require considerable your. requisitions are Pfcs. yoke of Chantilly lace edged in attention. Theodore Capolale, Vincent seed pearl embroidery. with a The clothing section comes unCavallini, Pvts. John. Taylor, long train. She carried. a cluster der the direct supervision of QM Clifford Mouw, Michell Wells, of orange blossoms. White gladiproperty section, headed by Capt. Hyman Ostrow, Phil Cash, Jim oli decorated the rectory. The Homer Diman. Warehouse "A" is McWain, aided by Pvts. Spinwedding was solemnized by cansupervised by civil service emalii, Zelinski, and Levhine on dlelight. d r The bride' s only attendant .was ploye Emil. Achenberg, an his SD rom the Signal CGrps. a maid of honor. The bridegroom's capable assistant, Sgt. Bert H. COHEN IN CHARGE uncle attended him as best man. Bornblum, who can tell you all A recept1 0n at the Neubauer resi-you need to know about QM Naturally, all the vast amount clothing and issuing. of clothing needed is not con-dence followed the ceremony. The warehouse mascot and general overseer is "Lady,'' nineyear-old shepherd dog owned by Mr. Achenberg, NO SALES TO EM Enlisted men are furnished GI issue, so they are not permitted to buy clothing from the warehouse. Officers have to purchase all. their equipment, so a sales store is provided, although they are rationed in the amounts purchased. Officers may .buy daily from 1 tO 4 p.m. To handle all the intricate clerical details, T/5 AI Chadys, Pfcs. Earl Woods and Don Williams are the soldiers for the job. ExPert. at. recording, is suing, and checking is T/5-tained in one warehouse, so to The former Miss Neubauer is help keep track of it all, and to the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F C. feed items to "A," T / 5 William Neubauer. Lt. Bartl, Assistant Cohen is in charge of this work, Ordnance Officer of the III Fight assisted by Pvts. Roy Bucking-er Command, is the son of Mrs. ham, Rover Schmid, and Virgil Grace M. Bartl. He is well known Sigauw. The men who keep the as a radio singer in La Crosse. clothing bins well-filled for your The couple is living in St. needs are Pfcs. Walter Wilson and Petersburg. William Sanders. -=-------Yes, soldier, these men really have a big job to do, a vital one, and they're making a go of it, too. Proper clothing is a morale builder for the soldier. Without it, no army can last. Uncle Sam wants you men to care for your clothes and insists that you be one of the best dressed members of tne "fightinist army in the world!" -Cpl. Albert A. Harlan Flier Leams How To Pilot a Jeep NEW GUINEA-(CNS) Lt. William Sanders of Greenfield, Mass. is a crack combat flier but he' s never learned to drive a car. His fellow pilots taught him how to navigate a jeep. Now he's allowed to take a car out alone-on wide, straight roads.


D REW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1"943 PAGE Tampa Shipyards WACs, Sailors. Marines 314th Given $359.50 Check MONEY, MONEY, MONEY! From Drew Field's PX's V db. S .b To Attend 588th School; 1ewe y en e R t A d .. eorgan1za 1on nnounce Of 314 Squadron A 'taff wa' the By SGT. BURKSON highlight of the week, with numerous changes affecting the On Labor Day it was this various sections. scribe's pleasure to visit the First Lt. 'B: Jackson moved, up in_to Tampa Shipbuilding ComS-1 spot, and 1t 1s confidently expected that h1s v1gor w1ll pany. Although we were manifest itself as in the past; Incidentally, Lt. Jackson is rushed through the vast areas shortly to on a well-earned leave, as a breather beof the yard, the sights were fore h1s new not easily. forgotten. F1rst Lt. John H. Baldnge_ moved up from tive Inspector to: AdJutant, m Sh1pbmldmg m all stages which capacity he will fill Lt. was shown, from the laying 20/20 And Bust vacancy with his usual of the keel to finishing up wo;rk. The new Execu-. '. Th f 501 st hve Officer IS Harold D. Foss, A check of $359.50 for the smgle month of July was after launchmg. eme 0 I formerly Motor Transport officer last week to the 314th Base Headquarters and Air The roll now reads for the 1 t R t Gl and Ass't S-3. Base Squadron by the main office of the Drew Field Post Orderly Room: Lt. David S epor tng Staff Sgt. Konowitz is having Exchange. Carson, adjutant. Lt .. for-an unusual time of it these days The check was the largest yet The 314th's check of $359.50 for me:.; now IS With the By CJ>L. AL BRUNNER in his instructing at informareceived by the 3 14th from the one month tota.Ied more than t_he Officers Club.. h tion center. One of his students c d t f t Who is the private from t e is 3rd Officer Sara Beall, of PX's, whose profits are propor-last for entire a IOn ?r. men onous Medics, who, when asked by the WAC. Oh! to be an instructioned out equally to every months, showmg the profi.ts made service performed IS. ill order for organization on the field. The by the PX's the benefit of ofJ .. Hardmg. Sgts. Leon Lennertz and Jam:s tor again! money is used for company funds. and enlisted. men. domg a swell JOb as Matthews what he made on hiS NAVY BLUE, TOO The Post Exchange, has, in the Pictured a IS part of the actmg fi:t;st sergeant for the AGCT replied, 20/20? WACs, Sailors and Marines will past awarded the money on a personnel receiVmg the $359.50. squadron m the absence of Ser-Of 11 b I" e T /5 all be a small part of the student basis. Under a new Left to right, M/Sgt. Paul J. g":ant Holliday, who is taking a we a e Iev personnel of this battalion's setup, however, Drew Fi";ld's Harding, S/Sgt. Homer tnp to Oklahoma. Lee Griffith when he says he schools in the near future, and if Signal and Air Corps orgamza.,-PFC Robert A. Hayes, Sgt. H";rAmong the new members of the goes to St. Petersburg to rest you see any navy blue cutting tions will receive the profits on a schel B. Burleson, and Cpl. Wilorganization is Tommy Lillich, every week, but we wonder why you out of a Service Club dance, monthly basis. bur H. Adams. newborn son of Pvt. Harry T. h 1 k t ed when he gets you'll know that the sailor boy 570th SAW Moves; Ready For Business at New Site Lillich. The blessed event arrived e 00 s so Ir isn't lost-he belongs here! on the eighth of September at bp.ck. CI.ncinnati. 1 lst Reporting company of 501st Added members to the teaching w staffs of our schools include Sgt. John M. Quinn, Link is going to open a day room. e M/Sgts. Dadmun and McNeill, Trainer Department, has just re-are also %oing_ to ha':'e a program Sgts. Maderaski and Hume, T/4 turned from o of those "rest" of athletics With regimental com-Setinari, T /5's Adams, Bledsoe periods commonly known as fur-petition, indoor sports, outdoor and Hopster, and Pvt. Falcone. A lougli. With him came a very sports, checkers and chess. Any-big welcome to these new addi-The 570th SAW Battalion is now nicely settled in its charming girl with Quinn as her one. interested in helping o:.; com-tions. ff. 1 th b k h name, too. Here's hoping that petmg see T/5 Al Zack ill the new home. The o 1ce lS :r:unn1ng n1Ce y, e arrac s ave John can protect Mrs. Quinn from orderly rDom. Lt. Albert G. Schau was ap-b h hi 1 d d th f t dd d th G I 1 pointed Commanding Officer of een t oroug y c eane an e necessary com or s a e ese wo ves. What is this about Pfc Rossi the 1st Detachment which is made First Sergeant Guida has found Those cigars Sergeant Howell with a girl friend from Eastern up of portions of the Radio and a home; Sergeant Stone's message 503rd Dancefest of the PO passed around before Pennsylvania who uses south-Information Center School staffs. center is working swell; the day going on furlough will be paid ern slang? By the way we hear tell room looks as if it be used! out of the increase in his family h b d that Lt. Schau "the fatal step the yellow and black signs are up, Te rmed SUCCeSS allowance. It's a boy. Congrats, If !'ou ave won ermg while on his recent leave the telephones are in, and we're sergeant. why It has been diffiCult for you married his home town gal. Lots ready for business. k WAC S t Ch t H M"ll h to get past the orderly room Here is good news for those eat-Than S tO S g es er I er of t e door it is the result of Pfc. AI-on luck on both promotions, Sir! t th PX' L"eutenant Kee-orderly room, has JUst return";d bert Garvey on the other side The personnel of this Head-mg a e s. I from a three-day pass from MI-nan is the new. boss ?f K1tchen ami. Mighty red face ou're of the door. quarters successfully proved Number 23. This outfit rates Lt. By CPL. JOSEPH L. ALDINI sporting, sergeant. Y EXTRA! The Company cat IS that business associates can iraKeenan as one of the best mess The First Reporting Company's about to become a mother. ternize without any loss of officers on the field. get-together on Wednesday Our pay roll gem us, Walter Lt. James Moran is "Kaintuck" professional respect. The party For those who don't kn.ow of last week was a howling sueHerbert lS now en-bound to sip some cool mint-at the Columbia Restaurant was has caused the sudd. e.n cess with such notables present on his leave which is com-a whopping success, and it is headquarters, 1t as our Commanding Officer, Lt. of Pennsylvania Pay day w"ll be illg up shortly. hoped that there will be many m1ght be pomted out that Lt. Coionel Evans, Captain FahenI ., m occasions of a like nature in Campbell and Adjutant Hails, stock, Lieutenant Boles, 1st Re-as usual. Has your been late 1 the future. One of the outstand-as well as the sergeant major, porting Company's Commanding Homer Conerly of the Ordnance course, mad Pvt. Joe ing features of this get-together are on furlough. Officer; Lt. McMaster, S-4, Lt. is now rocking his stripes. Con-Doyle, was on .sa! was the commendable spirit of Cassak, Lt. Lund, Lt. Erickson gratulations S/Sgt Conerly and Sept. 11. and hls feet dldn t dignity and soldierly. conduct, BIVOUAC NOTES Gil Condinho, T/4 of Company D, was top scorer when (lust had cleared at the St. Petersburg carbine range. His 174 was closely followed by the 171's of Leming and Pi.acentino. We who hit the dirt with less than qualifying bow in reverence. A secret report from S-4 gives the following information: Everything is going according to sched-. ule. Incidentally, time has. come when due recognition should be given. What I mean by all those dollar words has to do with the laundry situation and what the supply rooms have done to clear it up. We now have one-week service, and sometimes less, and the expense is surprisingly low. Good work, men! Occasionally a good thing comes to the attention of this reporter. What I am referring to is the classification of the 570th. There every man's record is thoroughly checked and a definite effort is made to see that -the right man is in the right job. Working closely with personnel, the department has been attempting to build up the T/0 without waste of time and blundering. Credit 'for the efficient operation of this group goes to Lieutenant Stump, who is a former psychologist. The 570th is fortunate to have such a man. CHEVRONS ALL Oh, for. the life of a sergeant! A plain old Pfc. or corporal is something of a novelty around our way now. In short, congratulations to new Sergeants De Lorenzo, Peckuet, G a r w o o d and Thompson. And further congrats to a swell officer, Lieutenant Campbell, who now sports a silver bar instead of gold. A further note: Your reporter and a guy named Schultz now wear two stripes with a "T" under them. Rather nice but it weights your arm down for a while, anyway. and a host of others to head the be sure and check to see if your touch sohd ground for a week. accomplished at no expense in list. quarters are on the pay roll each We don't attribute late mail gayety. CHATTER FOLLOWS month. to that-just a thought. Have you noticed the shiny The WAC officers and enlisted faces and the slicked down hair WACs certainly improved the of the boys eating in the 314th atmosphere of Recreation Hall mess hall? We now have the No. 2 and most of. us WACs eating with us. Welcome of the days when. Returmng to all you. girls. But from the exto our bachelor hall for that usual pression on some of the faces chatter. of_: ,','That WAC that I they wouldn't know the differdanced With, says Sgt. Young, ence if they were eating saw"was she a dream." dust. Yours truly couldn't help no-It is rumored that S/Sgt "Pilot" tice the big wheels, in all of Gordon will take unto himst!l a their splendor (three up and boss at some future date. Our cool-calm-and collected Supply Sgt. Frank Jordan is ing to Boston, Mass., on his furlough. Why did T /Sgt. William Harper need two armed guards to collect his pay Saturday? Pvt. Frank Richardson, who recently returned from the hospital, has been painting murals for the company. three strutting around, We are glad to see the Pfc. Tricky Italian General doing what I thought was square Praying for Corporal Club has dancing. I was enlightened by among its new members E. c TrieS Ruse, Fads First Sergeant McDonough to J. E. Arnold, L. GaroPALERMO, Sicily._ (CNS) the effect that it was the latest synski, w. Shumaker, N Dubyk, When American troops arrived of the Viennese Waltzes. M. South, A. J: Panek, P. 0. Ros-here, Lt. Gen. Traina Francesco, Incidentally, I don't know ner, S. H. Smith, E. F .. LeGreal, deputy judge advocate general of whether to be sorry or glad that H .T. Farl.ey, I. A. Robmson and the Italian army, whipped off his F /Sgt. Thurston tapped that keg. R. J. Carriveau. uniform and donned civilian atThe tears in his eyes when half Among the corporals we now tire. He then asked to be classiof it went on the floor were too find W H. Adams, C. D. Rich, fied as a civilian. The Allies dispitiful tq. behold. Pfc. Doran came H. K. Jacobs, W. W Kutsuk and allowed his claim, however, and through and willingly gave up the R. N. Petteway. shipped him to Africa as a mili-Tomorrow night will find Com pany A enjoying the festivities at a company party, with WACs being supplied to socialize the event. Watch out for those Motor Transport men, WACs. SIL VERBURG UPPED Another important change in the strengthening structure of this battalion was the advancement of 1st Lt. Raymond E. Hren from C. 0. of Company B to a key spot in S-1. c-, That's the score for this week in the 588th; oops! How could we forget!! Jerome Silverberg of S-4 was upped to sergeant last week, and the stripes look well on him. Delinquencies are running low these days; let's try to make it a clean slate from now on. Whaddaya say? with Florida," moans Snoop, "is we're alIf it ain' t rain, it' s brew he had hidden. We are sorry to lose Major tary prisoner. ORCHIDS TO UNIT Stout, base operations officer, 1--=--=-------------....:....-------------who has been transferred. "Trouble the Group ways wet. sweat!" After Sgt. "Handle-Bars" John the inimitable M. C., promIsed he would let him use his derby to drink from. Sousey, wasn't he? AU in all, we of the 503rd are really grateful to the First Reporting Company for inviting us. Getting back to Army routine, we would like to thank those for starting that half hour of close-order drill daily in behalf of "Bull of the Woods," T/5 "Brother can you spare a dime" Bill Brassell. T/5 "Red" Murphy and I saw him down in the pow der room just before the drill hour, perfuming his breath to sweeten his tones a:-j the disposition of our fair company, before taking off to bellow the commands. Great loss to the adjutant's section in base headquarters is the transfer of C. W. 0. Simcic, who will soon be in Louisiana. We hear that S/Sgt. Goode is going to school. Well, there is nothing like larnin' sergeant. T /Sgt. Back, S/Sgt. Schweiger and Sergeant Porterfield are now doing TD at the Third AF Rest Center, Lake Lure, N. C. Wonder if the boys are there for duty or just resting? Lt. W. E. Houghton of the QM section will walk the last mile in the Catholic church, Nantasket, Mass., on Sept. 20. The lucky girl is Miss Mary M. Dornan and the lieutenant is bringing her back with him. You know, the best state on the map is the United States and don't Jet anyone tell you different. ""'. "I don't think Dick Trczcy will ever get out of this one!


ltAGE TWELVE DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDA .Y, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 55 2d Coming Up 84th Ftr-Bomber Military Ladder; loses Good Men Offer Challenge To latest Group On the Headquarters By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR. board there is a Memo to room c S orderlies which reads something 'Italy urrenders When 552d Starts Rifle Practice" like this: :.. so read the front page of our battalion news-Wash windows. paper Saturday, Sept. 11th .... Yes, at one time the fellows Scrub mirrors. in 552d had a "sick, lame a _nd lazy" handle tagged on them. Clean latrine. Sweep under Sgt. Saffern's Came some changes .... RemQmber the A WUTC track. bunk. \ meet? .. -552d many with its showing .... Came This week the 84th shook up the second Olymp1cs ... the other outfits participating .... the staff sending T/Sgt. Ed "Sick lame and lazy" huh? Guess you GI's found out what ward R. Williams, S/Sgt. Paul E McNeely, S/Sgt. Bernard M. Po-sort of guys were m 552d then! gal, Sgt. Kermit F. LaGrange, Sgt. The old 552d sure has changed John J. McElligott, Sgt. Albert L. S f 511 th Fern, Sgt. E. L. Saffern, Cpl. Your columnist returning urgeOft 0 Doyle C. Spivey, Cpl. Homer L. from furlough a week ago was Mcinturff, Pfc. Robert E. Morris Radio Sectio,, 9th FC, Is a Hardworking Outfit LT. ROBERT L: BURKE,. inspecting the work of a rado pupil in foreground at right. At code machine in background are S/Sgt. Norbert Warren; left, and M /Sgt. George Maxwell. This is only a portion of the radio class. surprised to see the area turned Gets Second Bar and Pfc. Sanford Hirschfield to into a Dry Run Rifle Range the 407th. These boys had to clear "Ready on the right Ready places like Tech Supply, Arma-By S/SGT. MIKE DODD "We've just had the place done the left" Yup Range ment, Ordnance-names they had The Radio Section. of Sig. Hq. over. But I attribute the success procedure was under the direc-Captain James G. Roberts, seen on paper but never had time and Hq. Co. 9th Fighter Com-of the classes in a large measure tion of 1st Lt. Joe Glickman. Commandfng Officer of the 51lth to visit before; quite a revelation. mand, is strictly on the >earn these !o our competent instructors. They Lt. Marks, Lt. Armstrong, Act-Fighter Bomber Squadron, is And then there was that routine days, and the instruction being nnpart the dope clearly, conciseing 1st Sgt. Wertheimer of the pleased to announce the promo-business of packing and lugging out daily the students is ly and in, an interesting manner. 3d Rept. Co. and T/4 Devine barracks bags. When good little hittmg the bulls-eye, accc;>rding Oh,_ were the ball were the staff giving the boys tion of Edward S. Baxter, the Gis .knock at the Pearly Gates t? Lt. Robert L. Burke, Radio Ofpluggmg steadily begmnmg the Dry Run .. Just a tip popular flight surgeon of the we imagine they will be carrying ftcer. of the day to th_e stuit's a Dry Run now it'll un.:.. 511th to the rank of Captain their .barracks ba ; s. Lt. Burke and his able staff of are showmg a fme mterest doubtedly wind up a muddy site A graduate of the University of Cpl. Robert Judy's happiness non-commissioned officers comthe and they are learn-on the range when you fire Ill_inios College of Medicine, Cap-knows no bounds these days ... posed of M /Sgt. George w'. Max-mg take your raincoat. The fel-tam Baxter brings to his position with the departure of the guy well, Section Chief; S /Sgt. Nor-Right this fa_st-movmg Ralows firing last week on the 30a background of experience ac-who sleeps in the upper bunk he bert Warren, Procedure. Instrucdw IS stressmg elementary cal. range found it does rain out quired during the seven years will now have enough roOI-d .to tor; S /Sgt. Gerald Marshall electncity and theory. Due to there, too! .. But definitely! that he practiced medicine in hang his clothing. Maintenance Chief and S/Sgt' -most of the -student S f th 1 w t s Joh w M'dl F' 'ld I t body IS new former pupils hav-ome o e o d 552d men es ern prmgs, Ill. Upon enterWhen. S/Sgt. Walter Stein n 1 a, Ie ns ing gone to units in which should return and stroll along the mg the Army, he received his moved mto HQ. Greenup havde fodrmulated a stre;;tmlmed they'll most likely be applying in 'campus walks ... what a change commission as First Lieutenant. found someone Wfi:o knew how a_n metho<;i of valuable knowledge gained in the in .the old Alma Mammy! .. Reserved _with a Signal unit,. the _good old Army should be run; tlonulwhlch IS producmg gratifymg 9th Fighter Command Radio Secmember the details?" ... Indian later becommg the Acting Com-Stem tells how .they did it in res ts. tion on foreign soil. Rocks was the best one .. "over manding Officer of the Overseas Panama and Greenup in Puerto Lt: Burke proud of Radw M /Sgt. Maxwell called me to 38 club" it was tagged ... work Examination Dispensary. Rico. and so. Just to-one side and said out of the cor-till 4 p.m. and then a swim in the he confided to this reporter, ner of his mouth, "Don't forget gulf water. Ad f c 1 N one of the students told that to put in your article Sgt. Dodd tion easier to grasp and absorb ur e JOme our con:-GOOD VACATION v en urous orpora of b.e found our method of mstruc-that Lt B k --d' High school sororities were va-than that of a well-known radio pany only t!rree ago, but In cationing in the vicinity then eh d b school back east." short trme he s gl':'en my sec-( June) .. some young blood crept a gr ne y Double Talk tron a real pep shot In the arm, -in on the detail ... how they ate The lieutenants eyes played and, in a word, he' s an all-around it up! ... noon meal on the corner about the recently remodeled spic swell guy." d t h B S/S t AM anc;I span classroom with a proud More power to the Radio Sec- : y 496fh when he 11 be dishmg out another twmkle."Perhaps it's the pleas-tion and the splendid work they brand of shots -steel-jacketed ant environment," he continued. are doing. it's all different now! ... 552d is Overheard in Barracks 287 ones directed at Hirohito and definitely "the'-' battalion on Drew Any challenges? when the news of the Italian sur-company. 759th Active, Alert render broke out over the radio: Intelligence iost a fine officer A thoughtful thought from Hq's. Cpl. Joseph Arterberry,. Long last week when Lt. Karl D Henze Co. -"A guy might as well turn Beach, Calif., "Another Orson got his transfer orders. Lt. Henze in his barrack bags, 'cause the w 11 h d d h only time I see 'em is. when I meet e es program-jeeze that guy's IS ea e for a t eatre of opera-Drew Field's most recent ac-1 ever, from the crowing T /5 tivated Company, namely the Stothard has been doing the past 759th Signal A w Company is now five days, we think that he was .. them while changing organizarealistic." Pvt. George P. Cataldo, tions and the squadron .wishes tions." ... Some guys ought to Boston, Mass., "Allegro! Viva him all the luck in the world. 11 I'Italia!" Sgt. Robert C. Snyder, double-crossed. officially from. We missed T / 5 Bryan emerged as the last week s due to the :unchampion poker player and dice of our orgamza-shooter this wee1c. He'll prob Its early stages of ably be champion something else rea y know 'em now .... Sgt. s ttl w h' t "I' D Gorjans of Hq's. Co. says, "Rain ea e, as mg on, m ream-or shine, I don't give a quack. I've ing of a White Xmas." Pfc. Wilthings in view that weather don't liam R. Kraus, East Orange, N J., interfere with." We suppose this "Gosh!" Cpl. Louis Manus,-Bronx is one case where nature takes its. N. Y., "Wonderful, but we've still course. got a big job ahead." Pvt. Wil-liam C. Mason, Tacoma, Washington, "Beats the (.QENSORED) out of me!" Sgt. Peter F. Fontana, Copiague, N. Y., "Spaghetti arid ravioli, mmmmmm." Pvt. George Wolford, Dayton, Ohio, "I've got a furlough coming up but maybe I LISTER'S IDEAS First Sgt. Lister of 2nd Rept. should wait." Co. has this to tell: "If you get up earlier in the morning than your neighbor does, work harder, scheme more,. stick to your job more closely, stay up later planning how to make more money than your neighbor, burn the mid-GOOD BUY! night. oil more planning how to Cpl.. Frank Casey, Worcester, get ahead of him whileo.>he's snooz-Mass., tells this one. Throat dry ing; not only will you leave more and -weak from the Florida heat, money when you die, but you'll Casey, ambled into his favorite leave it much sooner!" .. Oh Tampa bai: the other day. Hugwell, guys you know your ging the familiar ra'il he prefirst sgt. pared to order a tall cool one Third Reporting Co. news re-when he spotted a sign reading leased through channels Con"Try a Slap-a-Jap Cocktail, gressman Irby W. Davis is still 25c." telling some tall tales about Lub-Being

DREW FJELD ECHOES, FRIDAY,SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 PAGE THIRTEEN 7 46th Opens Conduct Medals Sweetheart Wife Awarded Soldiers I Classified Ads. FOR SALE WOODEN FOOT-LOCKER with com partment similar to GI i ss ue and lock Price $2.50. Call Joe, Extension 385 between 7 :00 A.M. to 5 :00 P.M. TRANSPORTATION PERSON interested in pooling car to Drew Field from St. Petersburg. Works 8 to 5 on field. Contact Jacquelyn Short. Phone 229. Picture Contest Of Det 21, 23 FORD roadster, 1934 model. Good tires, A-1 motor and n ew top. $325. S ee Lt. Steve ns, D e t. Med. Phone 749. FOR SALE-Hubbartr e lectric meat slicer and mixer. For complete de-WANTED-To pool cars. St. Pete to Drew. Hours: 7 :30 to 5, Call 862 or 56-014 in St. Pete. Lt. V. C Willitt. 756 SAW Co. By T/5 T. P. ALLEN By CPL. CHAS. MARGOLIS Last Saturday was a high day tails, contact Sgt. Quinn, Hqs. 8 4th LOST AND FOUND in SAW Detachment 22 and 23 Bomb Gp. Phone 433. Those pictures of glamour and heavenly charm tucked for the men who received their FO;R SALE-Emerson os cillating elecLOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-. 11 dl tr1c fan, $20. Phone 4141. t d a! away m wa ets, envelopes and barracks bags and prou y good conduct medal awards. FOR SALE-O .1 d t t ammg money an v uable papers. ne-way ra1 roa 1 cke Finder please return to Pfc. Frank exhibited to adminng eyes on any and all. occasiOns can It should be remembered as the from New York city to Tampa. Fla. 563d Sig. AW b S h Ph l day that they received recogniCan b e used by a Serviceman only, now e entered m a weet eart oto Contest open on y tion for having reached the firstCall Sgt. Harry Rauchman at---,.-----------b f h 746 h Ext 477 FOUND:_Silver religious medallion and to mem ers o t e t year marlk:er on the rocky road -...,..-chain on second street. Owner may A thumbnail biography of the tell you that they were aiding in of their military career. have same by identifying it. Call at weekly winner together with the the search for the WAC of the Presentation of these good con-gas. S o ldier going on vacation needs Bldg. 11-C-40 588th Signal AW Tng. k 1 wn 11 t de C l Bn 1St Lt. C. E. Humphrey. print of your best girl, lovely siswee duct awards was made by 1st Lt. co:Tidd. Pb. ra P ter--or dear wife-will be preFAST WORK Lawrence G. Opel, commanding FOUND-Wheel. tire and tube at First sented in this column as a regular offce f .u t h nt 22 CUSHMAN HUSKEY 2-h.p. scooter St. and B Ave. Owner may recover Private Harless tied the wed-1 r 0 e ac me T / T p bike. Needs about $20 worth of re-same by identifying at MP Hqs. feature. d k t d 1 ft f h' h Pvt. H. L. Steyer and 5 pairs. Reconditioned it is worth $125, 8th and E Sts We have gazed with rapture at mg no an e or IS oney-Allen were the men selected to the first $65 cash takes it See it at --------------h moon, all on a three-day pass. receive the awards in the 22nd Quartermaster Wareho us e 16-C-10. FOUND-College ring in trousers l eft your photos, now let's see ow Wishes of speedy recovery are 'l Your beauty fares in a competi-Detachment. CAMERA fans att. Make an offer. at tai or shop 3, Bldg. 11 A-124. Own e r extended Pvts. Markowitz and AI T / 5 G d d D S h Kodak r ecomar 2 '4x3'4 film pack, may receive by calling for it at tail o r tive contest. Sheneman. so. er ar c arn-with ground glass focusing, dble. ext. shop. For t h 0 s e horst, the mail clerk of Detach-bellows eye lev e l finder. F 4:5 in who do not From sources that have always ment 23, was on hand to receive compur shutter 1 sec.-1/25 0 with self-proven unreliable we learn that "b' d d t d H timP.r, in good condit. Plus two cut FOUND-Camera which was evidently stolen from rightful own e r Now in po sse ssion of .Lt. McConn ell, D e t. 3. 1 s t Provisional Schoo l Battalion. 501st SAW Regt., lOth and Air Street. know whom to "Tex" Poolel s wife has left him. IS goo con uc awar e was film holders. and cut film dev. tank. c 0 n tact for the second man in his df"tachment Really a sweet job. Write: Cpl. M. their sugar re-T / 5 Reyes is looking for a grid-to receive the award, T /5. ('lifford L ipshutz, Company A 533rd Sig. AW die these days for tortillas and 1 Batt ports, a picture enchiladas. You get the griddle W. Ault having preVIOUS Y re-=-------------..,.is printed here and Mrs. Reyes wl'll do the rest. ceived a like honor. PONTIAC 2-door sedan. 1935 model. Good condition $200. H a rold Levy, of Mail Clerk Late to bed and early to rise Cpl.. Station Hoppital WAF D B-2 LOST-Prescrfption sun glasses. lost on Dn:w Field. Address on case. E. 59th S t reet, New York City If found, please r eturn to Pvt. J. Harmo n. Arm y Emerge ncy Relief, Hos. Annex Bld g ., 8th and B. Pvt. Reed. Sure puts a sleepy look in eyes. BICYCLE. sam e as n e w See Sgt. E. L. Pvt. Collela, Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Hq. who was un-Second Lt. G G. Richardson, Sq. III FC. able to submit commanding officer of Detach...:...=-----=---.,------his photograph ment 23, last week was the proud WANTED TO BUY in time for this PVT. REED recipient of a 15-day leave. T-he --------------MISCELLANEOUS t h WILL pay any price within r easo n for \VANTED -Projectionists. cash i ers, edition, will answer all ques-men in his detachmen are WIS -goo d. sturdy ironin g board for use in ticket takv travel incogn ito without theirdisguise. Cpl. Knapp now has a new set of choppers; claims the set n o w contains one m o r : e molar than the o r i g i nal. It comes in handy on GI chow. T/5 Gnat's policy these days is-no monee, no '\Vashee. S/Sgt. Cohen is somewhat gassy these !lays-no w learning all about it at gas school. S/Sgt. Le Bold is still trying to make good on a bole puncher. Some day he may surprise us. "Kentucky" Blackstone will challenge all other companies to a contest of hand grenade throwing. He feels pretty confident having recently heaved one with ease for a distance of 60 yards. T / 4 Kramer was conducting motor driving school-new batch of cowboys will soon take to the roads. Private Dinnerstein sometime back held a contract with the Chicago Cubs. Now holds one with the 746th. S /Sgts. Wisniewski and Busack were last seen in the WAC area. S/Sgts. Wisniewski and Busack were last seen in the WAC area. H you should ask them what they were up to, they will probably f h d d d t I d th mag. Will also act as information f o r res e an rea Y o ea em 111 camera, for a sensible price. If you suggestions relative to forming a By PFC. "!BUNNIE" CASSELL slapping the Axis. na1 e1edd lect";ssh da1.cnkdern. ot a camera, cal l 287 Drew Ham c lub. or holding a Ham-f est. W9 D PU. T/Sgt : Willi a m J We see by our paper that Among the men that we could DESPERATE s ucker will purchase Kiewel. Org. 314th Base Hqs. & AB Cpl. Mary Pedron is, just as cuss foot locker for some d e lectablecold _S_q.:.._B_k_s_. 2 1 _1 ---------Are those who make us miss currency Se e W B. Humme r, 588th VISITING parents, swe ethearts. and we always thought, the the buss. SAW Bn Barracks 10 A-04. on J just wives receive comfortable hospitality "WAC f d We s t of A WUTC Hqs. at the Drew Fie ld Guest House AtO the Week," accor -We shoul-d like to add a bou-. WANT TO BUY-Portable phonograph tractive rooms for 75c per day. Contact ing to the boys from the quet to the many honors and fay-or table mod el radio-phonograph comMiss Leland or Miss Nicks. Ph. 897, 74 h W orable comment Lt. Harold E. biJ?ation, good shape, reasonably at the Enlisted Men's Ser vice Club. 6t onder iS they've C l h pnced. Lt. Ray E Cumrme. TP 346 o Vln as already received for or T ow n H-25 144. 743d Signal SPEND your off-duty hours enjoying ever seen her at work in the his splendid work in camouflage AW C ompa ny. the fres h air and green grass of Drew mess kitchen neat 'n' sweet school. We men had the great .:-w'-_-'A..-N .. ___ p_e_r"'fe-rh t h' d f k ? y pleasure of witnessing his very ably portable, will pay c as h Sgt. Cark eep it beautiful at the same time. In er S arc e roc S Up, instructive demonstrations in the penter. Ph. Dre w Field Extensi!Jn 2fr7. It's your course ... Won't you h e lp lads, she looks just exactly art of camouflage last Saturday. WANT TO BUY-Ca mera. any siz e like th d 'd l'k to We are sure that his method film. What ha.ye you? Sgt. Ed. W at the golf course e ream you I e of taking field expedients such as Hoy, Hq. Plottmg Co.. 564 SAw Bn. come home to. Somebody brush moss grass wire and imWOULD l ike to buy an automobile. 1 t h h W1ll show Interest m any model later e se mus ave lS eye on magmatwn and stretchmg them than 1936. C all Lt. Rop er. Ph. 429. her too 'cuz what should the over a multitude of ins and outs mall 'tother day but a is the best we have seen up to single gold bar, without any note now. at all, folded into a powder blue envelope. And what did the serTampa University Offers Soldiers Night Classes geant tbink about that, Mary? WHAT' S COOKING? All of those gals who cook seem to capture hearts right n left, here at Drew. Many's the medical lad who's sighing over those busy lasses who stew and brew over at the Medical Detachment ktichen, we hear. Tillie Celek, that baking whiz, manages to do all right with her accordion. How. the guys 'n' gals go for those polkas! These WAC Judo enthusiasts are getting more expert every day. At a certain party last week, Pfc. Thelma Gonyaw took her dancing partner right Night courses at Tampa university are now available to Drew soldiers. it was announced yesterday by the Base Schools Office. Two courses, one in mathematics, the other in physics will be given at a cost of $30 each. The classes will be held four nights weekly three hours each evening. The mathematics course will last eight weeks and the physics course ten weeks, according to Dr. Mooney, president of the school. The Base Schools Office will handle applications. WANT to bu:v foot locker suitabl e for overs eas duty. Call Lt. Townsend. Ph. S-3253. Tampa. LOW-PRICED car lo ca l transporta tion Will pay cash. Ph. 466. Sgt. Herman Cohn, Hq. & Hq. Sq. III FC. i:>ooi. c;.r 'irom Safety Harbor to Drew Fi eld. hours 8 to 5. Call Hild a L e Vey at 229. FOR RENT SEVERAL cottages available at Indian Ro c k s. R ent from $22.50 to $50 p e r month. Mrs Waite r M e tcalf, 2203 Florida Av e .. T ampa. T e l. M-5-I944. TWO room s. one with double b e d, other with twin b eds. 3115 Bay Villa Ave. On e blk. from MacDill Ave .. two blks from Bay Shore Blvd Plenty hot water. All pri vileges of home. Ph. W-2461. TWO rooms completely private. one half block from Clearwater beach. Large, comfortable hom e Inquire Lt. Hutne r Ph. 430

PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 Weatherford Soldiers Taught Art of Swimming By S/SGT. F. E. NOWICKI The Lido Beach swimming pool at Sarasota has been made available to the various organizations p 0 ... at Camp Weatherford so instruc:-R d t k b" th h tors may teach all soldiers to em1n us o eep our 1g mou s ut. swim and have some knowledge Week before last we made a great to-do about never of safety measures. having fished in Florida waters and also took to task R. V. First Lt. James W. Kimble, (G d b t) G dd' n t' l d d n battalion athletic officer, an-a a ou a lS, ga Ivan lng sa esman an goo -Wl nounced that Charles L. Herring, ambassador for a sporting goods company. manager of Lido Beach, has Well, Gaddis-Lincoln-Zephyr granted the Army permission to and all-dropped into the sports do but tci make a super producuse the pool. tion about it. Johnson and KenThe swimming and .water safety department the other day, a cruin-ealy went into action. Af_ter a lot classes will be taught by quali-pled ECHOES in his hand, and of commotion the scene wound fied Red Cross experts. The said positively that he had not upl with Johnson. tumbling into classes, which are limited to non-been unboated by a late-running the bay, still holding onto the rod, th ff' d d d reel and fish. When Johnson reSWimmers among e o 1cers an. tarpon,_ as w e had su_ ppose_ an. boated himself we noticed that he enlisted men, are a part of the h t ll t physical training program. t at, furthermore, he was s 1 ge still had his cigar in. his mouth. The physicial training deparlting about. He put this fishing And his spreading mustache. had belittler to the test and it' s a lost none of its pointiness. John-: DOCTOR J. SALTER, janitor in the flight surgeon's office, is ment wants to give all the sol. t son and Kenealy obyiously were shown giving Miss Nettie R. Mathison, in charge of Drew Field diers at Camp Weatherford the good tlung we h?dn t 0 delighted with' their carryings-ori. hospital civilian personnel, his purchase pledge for the third war opportunity to conquer any fear eat the colyum, mcludmg capitals Gaddis .was jubilant because he loan drive. Salter served 13 months in World War I with. the they have of water, and also give and boldface, because as a fishing had filmed a good scene. We were 8th Illinois Regiment. Too old for this war, he has contributed them some knowledge of how to colyumnist' we stink-like a 10down we had not got so two sons, and as he says, "all the money f make except just. keep afloat -should a sea emer-much as a mbble. gency or possible "commando dc,y-dead, sunbaked shark. enough to live on. I figure it will help my boys and the other So we moved again-to a spot boys too." raid" face them. Yes, we have been angling with that was absolutely alive with Various organizations will also Gaddis, and we didn' t show up so trout. To help matters we changed r '--" "'"' visit the Bradenton beach each hot. Wors e still, we stood embar-plugs. Now we were using a M Q.'';:':i*F afternoon for their swimming rassingly short to a couple of pretty white one with red mouth ; programs. A WUTC Special Service charac-and lots of hooks. Kenealy, who ters. hadn' t switched plugs, came _up :.. .---------------.,I This Gaddis is really the com-' with a trout which everybody '------------'"'----'--""'''0''{:.!'.:, MORE ABOUT-pleat angler-more compleat, in agreed weighed at least two and (This is the second in a series of seven articles on camouflage) fact, than Izaak Walton ever a half pounds. As soon as he got dreamed of being. When Gad-the strike, we yelled, "Lights, Camouflage Attack Means, (Continued from Pa.ge 1) Is Measure for Security; instructor at Western Zone Headabout hits the briny he really camera, .action!"-trying to get makes a splash. He is compleat into the spirit of things. But the to a sedan l-oaded down with boys were not shooting this catch. what must be two dozen tods A embarrassed, we went and reels and boxes and boxes back to "popping the plug." Johnof movie equipment. Sprinkled son hooked a couple more. Gadamong all this heavy parapber-dis, doing his best to see that we nalia are such sund1ies as tape, got something, moved again, and knives, spools of line, extra we returned to our original plug reels and whatnot. We prob--a dappled, green-grayish affair ably could have got better re-that was by no means as attrac-quarters, Army Air -Corps Mail Potent Weap fo Affack Operatiqns, salt Lake City, utah, 0 n r and navigation officer with the Alaskan Flight between July and By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT September, 1934, were followed Base S-3 Office by his return to Rockwell Field as commander of the 32nd Born-sults if we used the whatnots. tive as the red and white one. PAGE DE MILLE Individual camouflage in itself is a measure. for security and bardment Squadron. a means of attack from ambush. The attack from ambush in itself Anyway, we started out-in two adds to the weapons of a soldier the most deadly of all weapons-General Larson was graduateq boats. Gaddis does everything "surprise." in June, 1937 from the Com-big. With him e-verything is a The first thing to do in individual concealment is to blot out mand and General Staff School, production. Gadabout and us were the target. line. The sharpest of these are the lines of the helmet, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In Feb-in one boat (the power-driven the pack, the rifle, and the shoulders., The helmet can have twigs ruary, 1940 he became assistant one) and the A WUTC characters attached by any one of several ways. A rubber band, a slice of an plans and operations officer for were in the other, being towed. ld t b the General Headquarters Air o mner u e, or a piece of strong cord will hold them. They can What Gadd1's forgot to tell us b 1 d th Force at Langley Field. e Pace m e mesh of a net covering .. When using a net covering d was that we not only were going h 1 t b A year later he assume com-on your e me e sure to use a good heavy cord that will take up mand of the 13th Bombardment fishing but that we. also were gothe shock of a rifle if it is accidentally bumped against it. Group there. The station for this ing "on location" with the A WUTC At night the enemy can distinguish between many sounds. The actors. Without hesitation, this d f group became Westover, Mass., m soun o a helmet knocked against a solid object can give away 1941. Later he was assigned to colyum dubs these gentlemen-the position of a soldier or group of soldiers. The pack may be the Air Force Combat Command, Sgt. Harry D Johnson and Cpl. painted to blend with the .surrounding terrain. the rifle can be Bolling Field, District of Colum-Joseph Kenealy-the Keystone "cut up" into smaller sections by crossing it with lines. bia. In March, 1942 he was as-Comedy Cops of Drew Field. For instance, strips of light green or sand colored cloth can be signed to command the First After putt-putting around the wrapped at irregular intervals around the piece. bay a while, Gaddis decided to Bomber Command, Mitchel Field, The observer, of course, will' still see sections of the rifle be-Long Island, N. Y. drop anchor. We were handed a tween the strips, but will find that his eyes usually do not put these thin rod, on the end of which, sections together into the familiar rifle shape until too late. 1:----------------; Gadabout informed us, was a A white shining face is conspicuous among the forest or jungle MORE ABOUT-speckled plug referred to in the shadows. If grease paints are not available, the soldier should apply best fishing circles as a jerkinlure WAR BONDS -absolutelY the real thing to get / / ;f / I 1/ I I '. : sf I / v ; (Continued from Page 1) sea trout to leaping out of the water and piling up in the boat. Character Johnson hooked the first fish and in accepted Hollywood fashion made a great scene Ured about it-Gaddis all the while by a "bond thermometer." Mrs. Mary Barfield. in the Head-grmdmg away on the camera. quarters Suo-Depot office, has put KEYSTONE COMEDY this record on the wall beside Things g-ot dull after a while. her desk.:_a visible record which No nibbles. No .strikes. No tells just how many War Bonds fish. To break the monotony, have been purchased. Director Gaddis decided John-The more bonds purchased the higher g.oes the red ink. When the drive goes over the top the thermometer will hit the boiling point. The aim of the War Bond Drive leaders is to hit that boiling point as fast aS possible-and to bubble over a little. Civilians of Drew Field: Here are the men and women who will take care of your in-son and Kenealy should stage a scene. They did, in the best Hal Roach manner. There was much running from one end of the boat to the other, dropping of hats in the bay, tangling of lines and lots of hollering-. The shooting over, Gaddis apparently noticed our quizzical look and was quick to correct a wrong idea we had had many years. vestment in liberty: "Noise does not scare fish away," he said auth-oritatively. mud and weed stains in patterns to his face. The streaks of paint Ml s_s Beth Our fishing situation E>nhanced, or stains should be run over the highlights of the face and extended Burke, Base Signal, Miss Marga-we returned to casting. Gadabout into the shadows of the eye, mouth, chin, and neck. These lines ret Betuke; A WUTC, .Mr. Carl remarked that we got good disare designed to distort shadows and to give the features an unfamiliar Peterson; Fm_ance, Miss Mary tance and mumbled something shape. Delvange; Third Fighter Com-about it being unusual with the Also be authentic. Palm leaves can not be use-d in Alaska. A mand, Lt. James D. type reel we were using. (That, haystack stuck up in the desert will be blasted to smithereens. Miss apparently, was the good-will end Neither are there haystacks in most sections of Florida. Always Medical, Miss of Gadabout' s business.) But it Mathison; Dons wasn't long before the compleat study your surroundings and blend whatever you have with them. Transportation, M 1s:; Ge':eangler noticed that we hadn' t (An excellent piece of personal protection is a fish net two vieve Chambers; quite caught onto the knack of and one-half feet by five feet. It can be made easily. Garnish Property, Mr. Emil E Ze1smg; "popping the plug." He took over this net with natural materials at hand and when it is used to Post Engineers, Mr. Adam H. for a few casts. He didn' t catch cover your body in a prone position you quickly become part of the Lochner; Base Special Services anything either. So we moved surrounding terrain. and Service Clubs, Miss Hilda to spot. When you construct your foxhole put it under a brush pile; in u Mae Snyder; Civilian Personnel, Arriving there, Gaddis promised pile of cordwood if you are located near a farm house; under an Mr. H. A. Thompson; Post Ex-with the air of a man who knows: artificial rock maqe from paper mache;. or build an artificial tree change Personnel Office, Mr. "Positively can' t help landing at stump or trunk, remembering all while to remove all spoil from your Charles M. Young. least 50 here." position. Never change the natural appearance of the terrain. With the employment of common sense any one can make and SOLDIERS, TOO FISH FROLIC use concealment effectively. officers and enlisted men of To us the spot looked like any Ask your unit camouflage officer for additional information Drew Field may submit other patch of water, but we let about which you may be in doubt. You'll find a copy of FM 21-45 or pledges for War Bonds at the it go at that and tried our luck exceedingly helpful, too. Base Finance Office, according again. Character Johnson hooked Next week we will take up ve)1icle concealment. to Captain Dailey. another trout, and nothing would If we were a fish we never would think of striking at the drab thing we were popping through the water, not when there were such col.orful ones as the plug we had just discarded. But that's what a certain onepound trout gets for not being as smart as us. He (she?) did strike at our dull plug :md, believe us, we landed him (her?). CONTINUED ON PAGE 15. Touch Football Rules listed by Drew Official The touch football season is about to begin on the field, and plans already are under way to inaugurate several leagues. Lieutenant Lawrence Stangler, assistant physical training officer, said plans call for a final play-off between winners of the various leagues. Stangler listed the following pertinent facts about the game and how it is to be played: The playing field will be 135 by 300 feet. Goal posts will not be used, but ar.t additional down will be given after a touchdown to give the scoring team a chance to make the extra point. Shoes with spikes are prohibited. No part of the blocker's body, except the feet, shall be in contact with the ground throughout the block. Nine players will be on a team. The referee shall declare the ball dead as soon as it comes in contact with the ground. When the ball carrier has been touched below the head and above the knee by an opponent, a down will be declared. When passing the ball the passer may throw the ball backward, sideward, or forward. A forward pass must be thrown from behind the line of scrimmage. On the kickoff the members of the receiving team may not form interference. The offensive team must advance the ball 20 yards in a series of four downs or lose possession. A complete list of rules will be furnished each team when the leagues are formed.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 PAGE FIFTEEN 'l'laird Figlaler Ball 'Ieana Splits in WeekS GGBJes The Third Fighter Command Air Corps baseballers broke even in two games the past week. Two Teams Tied In Netball Play They dropped a hard-fought contest to a visiting Bartow nine in a n independent booking, 3-' 1, at Cuscaden Park last Saturday afternoon. They bounced back into form 1 h Th. d F. h t The 84th Fighter Bomber Group against their ancient riva s t e Signal lr 1g ter ou -tumbled the Third Fighter Com-fit, beating the pigeon-chasers f o r the second consecutive mand from a three-way tie for time in the City Twilight League championship playoffs, first place in the Officers' Volley-Th 1 d M d h t D y ld ball League. 2-0. e game was p aye on ay mg t a rew 1e Tied for first place are the S 1 H T FANS 16 84th and the 314th BH and AB GIVE I Sq. squads, each with three wins Hurling for the Air Corpsmen Norm Tucker limited and no defeats. S 1 h 1 C h L d th After dropping the pair to the the men to one It, a smg e by ate er an ry m eJ84th, the Third Fighter came back mmng. Only one other Tuesday to nab two from the Signaler managed to get on base, B p Medical Detachment. On the same througi?-_a walk. Tucker fanned OXIng rogram day the 84th copped. t w o more 16, the last 11 men t o contests from the Signal Corps face h1m The flag h1t Hqs. only three balls out of_ mfleld. The Medics, Pigeon chasers and Not one on the wmmng team H ld w d d the 407th Fighter Bomber Group had an aSS1St. e e nes ays are sharing the cellar The _Air hopped all The 407th took the place of the over P1tcher Wo)ey m th_e open-transferred 405th ing innin,g, when they tall1ed. both Standings: runs. W 1th two down, Wochmske B F t AW B W o n walked and scored a moment later y IrS n 3 1 4th .. .. . 3 on Mullins' two-bagger. Gosselin 84th .. .. ....... 3 chased Mullins home with a single fo thF ... :::::::::: 5 Lo s t 0 0 1 1 to end the scoring for the day. We would like to compliSig Cps. Hqs ...... o Except for the shaky first frame, Med. D et. . o 3 3 Wojey turned in a creditable ment Capt. Van Sistine,l.----------------.l showing for the losers. He alAWUTC Athletic Director, lowed only three hits and struck out eight batsmen. and the men who are spon-COMMIT 8 ERRORS soring the boxing proQm In the contest with the Bartow every Wednesday night at team the Air Corpsmen were Rec Hall No. 3. It is worth DREW FIELD BOXERS SOUGHT FOR TAMPA FISTICUFF BOUTS helpless with Pitcher Catlett on going io see, being free to all, A big boxing card featuring the mound. Catlett fanned 13 all soldier leather-pushe s is Third Fighter men. He allowe_d and having good, fast bouts. being planned for Tampa's seven hits-one more than h1s The lads who don gloves 1\iunicipal Auditorium next team garnered-but 'kept them d d .11. t Lieut. C. W. Lyons, well scattered. The losers helped are rea Y an Wl Ing 0 miX base physical training officer seal their own doom, making it." What some of the con-announced -today. eight miscues, two of them by testants lack in skill, they Drew Field fighters who Pitcher Epps. would like to try out for a Going into the fifth inning tied make up in enthusiasm. One place on the program should at 1-all, Bartow forged ahead by of the most colorful figures is an see Lieut. E. P. Dee, Fifth bouncing two straight doubles off enlisted man affectionately known Training Battalion athletic ofthe left field fence. This second as "Pop-eye" to his buddies. ficer, at Rec. Hall No. 3, Ave-Bartow marker was enough to He is an oldster with plenty of nue N near Second street. win but-they added another in the ring experience whose "footwork" Lieutenant Lyons said vaseventh. is excellent and who is hard to cancies are open in all weights. The lone Air Corps run was hit. He alone is worth seeing in Plans call for pitting. Drew tallied in the third frame, when action. We noticed that this pro-boxers against MaeDill fightPalumbo singled home Cedrone, gram seems well attended by ers. who had got on base on an error. members of the 1st Sig. AW Tng. Boxes: Battalion. THIRD FIGHTER I THIRD FIGHTER (AIR conPs> (SIGNAL smN BONE RINGER St.aige.r,c, J:.,llumbo,ss :Mu1Jins.2h b 'J'ucker.p ,, ntonucci ef t;Nlrone.3b Totals llb. r. h.j ab. r. h. 4 0 O fRush.lf 3 0 0 0 0 'Wise .2 b 3 0 0 1 0 jLandry. e 3 0 1 1 l f Zevada .3 b 3 0 0 0 l ]Pit.t.man,lb 3 0 0 0 l i,Vojey,p 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ]Di.xon.rf 0 0 0 tWal'ker,cf 0 0 -I 31 Tolol< 22 THIRD FIGHTER (AC) THIRD FIGHTER (SC) 200 000 0-2 000 000 0-0 Error: :Mullins. Runs batted in: Mullins. Gosselin. Two-b ase hit: Mul lins Stolen base: Esposito. Left on bases: Signal 2. Air Corps 5. Bas es on balls: Off Tu cker 1 off Wojey 3. Struck out: By Tu cker 16. by 8. Hit by pitcher: By Wojey (EspositO). Wild pitch: Wojey. Pass ed ball: Lan _dry. Umpire: TJD!e' 1 :30. Horseshoes is one of the most popular pastimes of the men of this battalion. The merry "clang" of the shoes can be heard at noon and until d a r k. The g a m e is not without its hazards. One Pfc. seemed to think that his leg was a better objective than the stake, stopping a shoe flush on the tibia, commonly known as the shin bone. He can be seen limping around the Headquarters area after having. a treat-. ment of hot packs and dressing. He is now much the wiser, standing a mere 25 yards from the stake when on the receiving end. H he played tiddly\1 winks the aforementioned sol-ah. r h ..._ ab. r. h. dier would probably sprain his Newton.s l b Constant.G b Knight,s f lliasi,cr '1\(arri son.rr Dorsey,2b Gill,c Jlammer; p ab. r. 3 1 3 1 3 3 X l 3 0 3 0 3 0 :! 2 28 h.l 9T't 1 1 Saunge.c a l 0 1Rali.3l l!O.mar,lf 0 0 1 O iJncobs,Zb 0 0 p.rosconc,lb 0 0 )?.Ii

PAGE SIXTEEN DR-EW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1943 Hero" Recovering at Drew Buys War Bonds By PFC. ALBERT DIRECTORY of the American crew was told. The destroyers are wiggling through the sea like boxers hanting an opening for a The pl.ane crashed in the sea after knockout punch. sinking the Jap destroyer. Ser geant Parks, cut and paralyzed, There are three of them-tough, fierce creatures with the speed of greyhoundswas rowed by his crewmates to an island, fortunately not too dis-coughmg consistent flames skyward toward a group of planes c1rclmg overhead. ant. The ships roll to their beams from bombs dropping about them. The destroyer on BULL ARROGANT Pictured above are Gloria Gonzales, 2703 Myrtle avenue, :rampa a civilian employe in Base Headquarters; Sergeant Parks, and Pvt. Jacob Harbon of the 564th SAW Battalion. This assignment started out as a regular beat destined to encourage the sale of war bonds. the left is hit on the bow -and men rush fo-rward following the shock to quell the flames.1 According to Sergeant Parks, It ended with a message for ------------------------------the chief inhabitant of the island An exultant cry escapes the w.as a huge Burma bull, left by every soldier of Drew Field. stern of the ship sinks below Sergeant Parks was interviewed tightened lips of the anti aircraft natives when they abandoned the HE BUYS BONDS -water level. yesterday by this reporter seeking crew as a trace of smoke becomes 'bl "t' 'th th isle. ..The plane wavers in the sky a possi e Ie-m WI e cur-visible about the tail of a plane. and then, miles away, plummets rent war bond drive. "He wasn't chummy at all," he Another plane zooms downward downward into the ocean. "Yes. I believe you can get a said. "At first we wondered if toward a destroyer. The guns of story from him," a nurse said. we would ever make friends." The above recounted scene took After two days the bull became very friendly and when they were found by American rescue parties the animal attempted to leap into the b.arge. the destroyer are pointed toward "We'll bring him out as soon as place at about 3 a m July 20. the ship, with tracer bullets givpossible." The three destroyers were Jap, ing evidence of a direct hit. For It 1 t b f aimed at protecting troop convoys was severa mmu es e ore seemingly decades of seconds the gun crew watches the plane dive towards them. Suddenly a terrific explosion knocks the crew against the sides of the ship. The spit of the anti-aircraft gun is stopped. The plane passes beyond the ship and makes a determined effort to gain altitude, The seeking to larid troops. NOW AT DREW The stricken plane was American, and the aerial gunner and flight chief was S/Sgt. Robert H. Parks of Houston, Texas, now recovering from malaria and other injuries in the Drew Field hospital. Sergeant Parks was wheeled into the room. "Yes, I was injured in the south Pacific," he said. His face was drawn and tight and his lips trembled. It was evident that every word was expensive. Painfully the story of heroism The castaways hid for two days from Jap forces which had occupied an island a few miles away. "It was nice to get among a strong American force again," he said. The smile was forced but the feeling was apparent. It is apparent why soldiers and civilian employes of Drew should drive the Third War Drive over the top. It i s not so apparent that men like Sergeant Parks should help purchase bonds. And yet the aerial gunner from the south Pacific is purchasing bonds regularly. The three individyals pictured above bought bonds yesterday. "I've been over there and know the importance of having equipment of the best," Sergeant Parks said. The dr.ive is now on.


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