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3D WAR LOAN IS UNDERWAY GET ON THE BONDWAGON Drew Field Echoes READ ECHOES CLASSIFffiD AD SECTION ON PAGE FOURTEEN VOL. 2, NO. "29 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 .Drew Fo-otball Contest Lists 10 Top Tilts LIEUTENANT COLONEL H. FILLMORE, Base executive officer holds distinctive new Third Air Force insignia against left of Colonei'Melvin B. Asp, Air B<;Js-e Area commander. Insignia takes place of present Army A1r emblem and definitely tags officers and enlisted men as bemg members of the world's largest air force. Inset shows closeup of emblem. Civilians Top 50 Per Cent Of Bond Quota Third War Loan Totals $11,156 After Week Drew Field civilian employes and soldiers are coming through in a big way for Uncle Sam and his Third War Loan. At the end of the first week the war bond thermometer's mercury had risen to the 50 per cent mark. Civilians and soldiers have bought bonds for the total cash amount of $11 156 25 while they have pledged to buy additional bonds in the amount of $40,000. 1943 Football Screwy Mess, Yogi Declares College Teams Torn By War But Ready By YOGI King football-despite phasis on grenade tossing in place of pigskin hurling -opens its 1943 season in what promises to be the most tastic year in gridiron history. Scores of schools have dropped the collegiate sport for the duration, while others have had their mediocre squads bolstered by dozens of players ordered there under Navy or Marine training MRS. MAIDA MAY brings the programs. war bond thermometer past Many a veteran will play this. HALF TOUGH the 40 per cent mark after year against ?is alma m _any Captan!E B. Dailey, Base war purchasinga $l OOO bond at a Will hurl his weight bond officer, was encouraged by 11 agamst a quarterback who last the patriotic opening of the lunchtime foll1es at band" year was scoring through openings pocketbooks, but warned that shell. Other pictures on pages made by him; many a coac!t "?'ill there should nbt be a feeling of 2 5 7 1 0 12 growl when he sees a too much satisfaction. point skillfully kicked by a back "Getting the second 50 per FREE MENDING FOR trained on his practice field. cent," will be a far tougher ENLISTED MEN SERVICE TEAMS TOUGH N I D d J gnJG job than the first," he said. "We And that's not all. Before th e ew Y es'gne ns' All enlisted men who have have had excellent co-operation season is over proud colleges will from the various departments clothing in need of mending or bow to service teams who have E I I and office heads. To get to the minor alterations, or who need the cream of American huskies TO Be Worn XC USJVe Y chevrons or insignia sewed on, year for dope-may avail themselves of free I'm sure Drew Field personnel sters to pad their bankrolls, and By T ht.rd AF Per so. n nel will not let Uncle Sam do"ltn." on many The first department to r1ng Clothing should be left at up a 100 per cent participation Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock In keeping with the slogan, Drew Field soldiers soon will be sporting an attractive, (Continued on Page 16) each Tuesday morning. (Continued on Page 16) new shoulder patch. Brigadier General Westside T. Larson, comm.andmg B s t f B d t general of the Third Air Force, has approved a Washmgtonoxers e o r ra en on drawn insignia that is exclusive for all Third Air Force personnel. patch SUI?Medal of Valor plants the present Army Air Force insignia, and is expected to be available about November T B p d 1 : The insignia will be issued en0 e resente listed men through Quartermaster channels. Officers may purchase them at PX' s s ld The emblem combines the na0 1er tional "colors with the blue and gold of the Air Forces. It has a white Arabic number 3, shaded in red perspective, against a blue 'In the lower loop of the 3 is e red centered star of the Army A.ir Forces The blue disc is rimmed by a wide orange band. The patch will be worn so that the 3 is tilted to the right at a 25-degree angle. ----------Dancing, Drinks Offered Soldiers By Tampa's Elks A pair of dances--one for officers, the other for enlisted men-is on the menu at the Elks' Club, Florida avenue and Madison street, Tampa, this at Drew Officers will trip the light "I was stationed at the RAF fantastic in a semi-f-ormal ball airdrome in Kano, Nigeria," Sgt. tonight (Thursday).. Bolesta said, in speaking of the Enlisted men will tread the incident that led to the award. dance floor Saturday night at "Our medical detachment was an informal affair. Dances for based there because American enlisted men are held every planes were also using the airSaturday night. drome. One day-it was July 29, Both affairs are without 19_42-while I was standing by charge to men in uniform and, With my ambulance, an A-29 their lady guests. Soft drinks, and possibly a little beer, will The pd?t had tned t.o chmb, be served along with bakery but couldn t get any altitude, so products. (.Continued on Page 16)
PAGE TWO DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 19'43 501st Nominates Paragraph Troops Clearwater Best Skilled 'Expoits,' For Fun Frolic Says 570th Scribe By CPL. JIM: KILLINGSWORTH It really begins to look as though the powers-that-be will have to establish a branch office for 501st Regimenta l Headquar in the lovely little village of clearwater. The news has just leaked out that 570th SAW BN has a new unit. It is a selected group of highly trained and expertly skilled men. In addition, this unit is well trained physically, engaging in the most strenuous exer-That's where everybody seems to spend their spare (when they can find .any) hours these days, nestling 'neath the confines of honest-to-goodness white sheets basking on the brilliant white sands of the finest bathing beach these old eyes have yet seen. tombstones one moonlight night recently in the now-notorious graveyard out Inverness way all of which should whitewash the reputatioiof a certain Staff Sergeant in, the special orders section who answers to the initials D D.-right, Dick? That handsome aviation cadet whose picture graces t desk of "I'm notreallyfatstuff' Alice Albritton these days is S. T. McNab Jr .... Question for a certain Mrs. Crosbie: Where did that name "Longshanks" come from? cise every They are PERSONNEL OF BASE TRANSPORTATION Service unexcelled. the first to participate in bond drive 100 per cent Since the secret has been so row, left to right: Jimmie Curry, Rachel Isaac, Eleanor Hanwell kept, I feel like a subversive cock, Copt. Anthony A May, Peggy Jeanne s urns, Harry THEY LIKE : :T! :bven dyed -in -the -wool Californians are Ciearwater boosters, as evidenced by one group of 501st boys which included six lads from the Far.., West (seven counting the writer. ) In the party frolicking ori the beach Sunday were Cpls. Dave Doane (and the lovely Mrs. D.), Edward Files, Brooks Ice, Al Schmus, Paul DeFord, and Marvin Sahl. H H H H element when I rl'!veal it. But tp lp Up 01 the thing must come out so here Leigh, Mrs. Homer Dimon, Mrs. Angie Talty, Mrs Adrienne it is. This unusual outfit is called H Wolf. Middle row: Richard E. Wood, Elbert H: Lewis, J. Again Resounds "Pr-agiaph Troops. Anyone who Marcus Stewart, Roy c. Weidler. Top row : James E. Boxley, has used that before or uses At AWUTC Off.ICe it : aft.er this announcement inOscar C. Wright, Richard C. Hill, George W Barwick, Robert fnngmg upon the lawful nghts Washington,. Silos Day, E. Hargrove, Alph C. Engstrom. of the owners and will be dealt T/SGT. RALPH T. KEEVIL. with T h hl' ht th Sergeant Reiners has most he Ig In e news courteously invited all, who can for A WUTC HQ this week find where he lives, to eat fried seems to be the newly initfchicken with him an? his. wife some Sunday. No k1ddmg though, ated dnll sessions. All pertt is a well known fact that the sonnel, commissioned and en-sergeant married an extra special listed are participating with cook; We now await a n invite. W1th all the promotions and the JUniOr officers m .charge new babies in our outfit you of each session. wouldn't think anyone would From 4:30 to 5 p .m. daily the to buy s1:nokes How about group may be found working out 1t T/5 Chavarm and Sgt. Dt;lon on the 503rd drill field. Part of enzo? TAKE N 0 T E: Cigars There' s good reason for that the period is spent in oral discus-can be, purchased at any one of big grin on Cpl. Anthony Lo sion of the basi c fundamentals of the PX s. Lt's now Master Sergeant Joseph F Stevenson, with the addi tin:-of another stripe last week ... and a well deserved one it was, too. >steve, who is the very efficient chief clerk -in Sgt. Major Neil O'Shea's office, has only a year to go to hit the quartercentury mark in the service. HERE TO STAY, TOO Grasso's face these days .. his good drill and the min-Two our company com-wife, Nancy, arrived from Brook-utes are spent floundermg back manders are being changed. lyn aQ5l forth endeavoring to recall Lt. Elkins is now in charge of Somebudy will have to organize and get acclimated to a seemingly Company D replacing Lt. Weta "501st Headquarters Wives' once forgotten art. zel, and Lt. Baldwin takes over Club" if this migration of the During one of the sessions last Hq. and Pl. Co. from Lt. Dern. little women continues. A re-week the officer in charge gave berger. We are glad to have cent arrival from Buffalo, N. Y., the dommand, "Count Cadence." Lt. Elkins and Lt. Baldwin as is the wife of Pfc. A:r;thur Hannel, After a mh;ute or so ofsilence, our commanderf but we are who slaves away in the Form 20 while marching, the officer prob-equally sorry to see Lt. Wetzel ably wondered and doubted and Lt. Dernberger go. And speaking of .the Form 20 whether he had spoken at all. Bhe BAR is now one of the department ; S /Sgt. Frank !he absence from weapons 570th i-familiar with. Simonetti, furloughing out Coloparbcipatmg m such sport :r:nay Monday and Tuesday we took rado way, can rest assured every-have affected the reflex achons them apar> and Thursday and thing is .under control and run-on all concerne?. In any event Friday we put them. together ning as smooth as a Waltham we are look!ng forward to a again and fired. The results make under the capable substitute crack dnll outfit before. many interesting reading to some and leadership of Cpl. Don Lewis. more weeks pass by_ particularly for Pvt. Russell J THAT TOWN AGAIN The absence of M /Sgt. Nichol-Burns. who was top scorer with son was noted during yesterday's 155 and S /Sgt. Edmund Coons period but a ready explanation who was second with 148. Good was forthcoming in tha:t said work, b p ys. Companies D and B sargeant was the proud papa of respectively, are proud of you. In Pvt. Albert Mixon bids adieu to his charming wife this Sunday, when she heads oack to Birmingham, Ala., after spending two weeks here with AI. another girl. Congratulations. fact we all ate proud of you. and may the next one he CHAPLAIN NICk Jr. RATION. ROUNDUP All military personnel who have ration books 1 and 2 may pick up application blank for ration book No. 3 from Base Ration Board. Applications must be mailed to address on card before midnight, September 11, 1943. Drew Field Rationing Board hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Board is closed Monday and Thursday of each week. It is open Sundays from. 1 p.m. to 5 p.in. MEATS, BUTTER, ETC.-Book 2 red stamps X Y and Z good through Oct. 2; Book 3 brown stamps A and B valid through Oct. 2; brown stamp C becomes valid Sept. 26 and remains valid through October 30. PROCESSED FOO.DS-Book 2 blue stamps R, S and T expire Sept. 20; blue stamps U, V and W valid through Oct. 20. SUGAR-Book 1 stamp 14 good for five pounds through Oc tober; stamps 15 and 16 good for five pounds each for home can ning. SHOES-Book 1 stamp 18 good through Oct. 31. GASOLINE-In east No. 6-A coupons worth three gallons each; elsewhere, 7-A coupons expire Sept. 21 and 8-A coupons become valid Sept. 22. They are each worth four gallons in Rocky mountains and far west, three gallons in midwest, south west and. southeast; B and C coupons worth 2 lf 2 gallons in 12 northeastern states; three gallons in midwest, southwest and southeast; four gallons in Rocky mountains and far west. FUEL OIL-Last year's period 5 coupons good through 30; new season's period 1 coupons' good through Jan; 3; worth 10 gallons per uunit (most coupons worth several each). Sept. 1944, units Play Ball, Run Like Hell, Here Comes 552d Mud .backs By PVT. GEORGE A. OSCHMAN JR. From all indications it looks as though October will be "furlough month" at Headquarters. We have enlisted. the services of the lovely little. lassie who assists S /Sgt. Bill Cannon, furlough chief -she is Miss Connie Kahn-to keep \!S posted on who is going and where and next Friday we--will tell all. Lt. Gerrity, assistant adjutant For thosewho have not had a and Lt. McGowan, Forms and chance. to .meet Chaplain Gooch Publications both blossomed out of 570th we might remind you Play is about to be resumed on a typical Drew field with new silver bars with what to attend the service at our new might be termed delaye(i action chapel 0!1. Eas First and M street, quagmire. promotions. T/4 Hy Friedman next Suriday. You can find the We had a timeout called on the gridiron as waterboy HQ artist, sported new--staff chaplain there almost anytime Pfc. Robt. L Richardson passed the 3 2 about to the 552 sargeant chevrons this week. Con-during the day if you want to pay gratulations are in order to all a visit t0 him. I don' t mean "go eleven. With play resumed S jSgt. Harry Running just and let's keep them coming. see your chaplain" either. He is tossed a short shovel pass over the line of scrimmage to T/5 Or most all, anyway. Furthermore, Miss Connie has promised to do a guest column. while this writer is heading out California way come And take it from us it will be a honey, 'cause the girl who is going to write it is one! Jilted Soldier Sees His Gal Wed Another really a swell fellow you ought to kriow. E. H. Blose and Blose carries the "portfolio" to the nearest Odd Bits of News: "Tell you typewriter here in H's. before he is downed at his typewhat I'm going to do"-stop my writer. truck at the PX so as to talk NEW YORK (CNS)-When Cpl. with T/S Purcell of Hq, Co... T / 5 Nick Valjacic, in his tailSOME SHORT STUFF Vincent Armenia learned that his Learn to fly high so I can talk back position, fakes a reverse and old girl friend was going to with "About to Be" Cadet spins a new stencil in his typemarry somebody else, he came It was "happy birthday" last a-runninp from Camp Beal, Cal., .... Go to the Bur-writer ... pounding on the door week for First Lt. C. A. Lundy, to stop the ceremony here. When Ie-que with Sgt. Longsdorf. of touchdown land, Pfc. Paul Ry501st Adjutant, and Pauline (don' t he arrived he called the girl's Visit the Post Engineer' s office man gained plenty of precious call me Polly) Wright,. so con-father, threatened to wing a mon-with Weber of S-4 to see "the yardage, having just moved up gratulations are in order ... key wrench into the romance if Real Beauty." ... Go out some from the filing section to grab Crl. George Klaeger is still mak-the wedding took pla.ce. The girl's night F /Sgt. Katinsky for an empty typewriter in mid field. ing good his boast that he can put father had Armenia hailed into one of those really BIG nights. .. Pvt. Vince Wiernicki, forme r away a larger quantity of the 3 2 court where the judge gave the A Final Note: F /Sgt. Russo is Shenandoah Mighty Atom, now stuff than anybody in the outfit; soldier a good talking to and let back and the boy s of & Pl. Co. co aching the Hq's. eleven. jmt he' s an ex-reporter, fellows, so go him go Thoroughly chastened, are certainly gla d to see him. A s received a m essage over the field easy on any who-can-put-who-Armenia marched out the door-a matter of fac t we were so glad phone from his scouts in the under-the-table bets. Caught into the arms of a detective who we sta y e d in Friday night jus t f o r stands and now has Pfc. B yron in a traffic jam Monday morning arrested him for being AWOL him. Young and Pfc. AI Hoppert g ath-when o near washout occurred on e red around the b ench after and gets a line promotion. First and 10 now and 552 continues to mar ch toward the .,.. ;;' zone" ... and we're getting t too .... Sgt. Major McNult the stands with the blonds, .brunets and redheads gathered as only he knows how to gather 'em, promises the boys a shindig after the game with all the trimmings and from then on 552 pulverizes the suga r in the morning c offee and as the gun goes off ending the slithering game playe d o n, or in. the mud of Drew, 552d mud soaken a'nd bruised limps victoriously off the field .... W e ll, 552 always wins ... and w e can prove it. the airport road were T /Sgts. I warming up. R e c eiving in-Harry Streiger and Thomas D Gl G o structions the p(h)ony P f cs. re-Dykes. S /Sgts. Winfield Hubbell rew a rage pens port t o refe ree T / 5 Hereid .... WHERE THE FUEL GOES and Milt Mountain, and. Sgt. F aculty Manage r B e n Apothaker Harry Kimel. ... Pfc. Clarence f' is pacing in front of the Ora nge Harris seems to have suspended Drew Ie ] d automobile owners can now have repair and White b ench s e e m s as his "ironing service" since Mrs. service performed here at rates substantially reduced from tho ltgh Pvt Harold H. arrived in T a :npa.. which those in town Capt. Donald F. Evans of the Pos t E xchanges Gor m ely has sl gnals mtxed means a lot of the boys are going a lgebra and don' t seem to have some badly uncreased said yesterday. t o b e mixing with off t ackle trousers before lor_ g, The new Drew garage, located .may .. get motor tuneups, brake slants T / 4 Edward May, cap---=.---Two former Headquarters per-at the corner of Avenue J and and wheel adjustments battery t ain of our 552 ele v e n h a s the sonalities were married on Sept. Dale-Mabry highway, is under service and high cl a s s lubrication boys hopping out o f the huddle 11 when Norma Mayo became .the direction of Mr. I. C. Furnoy, performed on their cars quickly with a victory spark ... T / 5 Mrs. (Capt. ) Otto Glasser-and and employs all civilian labor. and efficiently. The g a rage will Williams jogs a round in warming warmest congratulations are in All Drew Field military perperform complete over h auling up before relaying a M essage FARMERS in the Corn Belt used order. Newest nickname sonnel and civilian holders of jobs. Center signal from Coac h Wie r0 over one billion gallons of gaso-to make the rounds is T /Sgt. commisary cards are eligibe to Other services include tire nicki ... Relaying the play line and kerosene in their trac"Ghoul" Tittle, and have it on use the garage. changing and tube repatnng, Gormely checks signals and gam-good authority H : was the lad The garage service will be washing, polishing and headlight ble s on a fourth down pas s tors last year. making the nocturnal study of somewhat limited, but car owners checks. Buck-a-Witcz hurdles a grade --------------
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 PAGE THREE before you qive me your Answer! M ortant. I'm just Y name tsn t tmP, over here tightmg f the millions of eak for these fel o I'd hke to sp for Amenca. lk back home. lo:ws-to you fo s know what's in thetr You see, I think I ften talk things over minds, because we MostlY we talk amon& ourselves. e came from an home-about the places ':hen we get back. the things we to thinking a lot Right now' in the bloodiest bat about home, for we knoW that some of us tles of history-andkwSome of us will never 'll not come bac w1 h es we love. see agam t e on b do and we're gotng But-we've got a JO to a to you folks back to do it. I that are home is thts:.we.d t struggle of invaston. It with us in thts that you are reaU; would help a lot .to 100 per cent. It s behind us, backthg us :f ammunition-and going to take a eapk d guns to beat the ships and planes, War Loan is for; Axis That's what 've got to depend -on ; f r INVASION ? tt s oD 't fail us, wtll you you. on is looking in thts crttt s it's to you thts boy calls upon you to e T day Amenca cal hour. 0 WAR LOAN. And your do our part in the 3rd $100 War Bond is at least one EXTT $100. That's i.n ":ddt png the drive. AT LE'!J Bond subscnpttOns. to your regular. thousands in order Some of you tnv ota. Invest out of your to reach our natiOnal 'r your idle or accumu income--invest out o }ated funds. .11 be richer for it to Sacrifice W! with e:r;tra bonds. Back the 1nvaston morrow. "Y r "No s Either es 0 Call of the best to mvest tn I will honestly do mY $l00 War Bond lES at least one extra Loan Drive. 1 will 0 during the 3rd Wart this money gladly d Governmen len my fighting men. to back up an of rny money to mY I arn not lendmg 't Sure I knoW I' pen sng 1 d NO country, m 5 fighting for me nek 0 the boys who omebody else ma e support, but e s the sacrifices. .,..,.TllA be number YoN' answer will be ::. tduriDS Septea:obe War Bood you tDV YOUR NEXT MOVE? Clip This Pledge, fill it_ out, and give it to The Third War Loan representative for your or-ganization. A MESSAGE FROM GENERAL SHERRILL TJie Third War Loan, now underway, de serves your wholehearted support. "Purchase of War Bonds will supply the funds with which t.o build the material necessary for the successful completion of the war. In addition to furnishing the government with money, the purchase of bonds will build up a reserve to help you get a start when the war is over, and you once again return to your home ... S. H. SHERRILL, Brigadier General. U. S. :Army WAR LOAN _____________________ .....___ PURCHASE PLEDGE, THIRD WAR LOAN DRIVE Drew Field, Tampa, Florida, September'-----, 1943. Captain E. B. Dailey War Bond Officer Headquarters Annex Bldg. Please enter my pledge in the Third War Bond Drive for the purchase of -------bonds of ---------denomination. I will (number) ($25, $50, $1 00) purchase the bonds on or before September 30, 1943, at the Base Finance Office. Signed (name) (organization or section). -, I I I I I I I I I I I I _I
PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, / SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 DREW FIELD ECHOES Official Publication Drew Field P. 0 Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Friday, September 24, 194ll. 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 <).,f Drew Field. Authority S ec. II, W D Circular 55, 1943, under the supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with W. D. Memo. No W 210-6-42 dated September 7 1942, Subject: Publication of Post. Camp and Unit Newspapers Major Chester K Delano. Base Special Service Officer Lt .Joseph H. McGinty. Editor The office of DREW ECHOES is located in Special Services Building on 8th Street between '"A" and "B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone extension 287. (Photos by Base Photo Lab.) [Printe d by The St. Petersburg Times] VOLUME 2-NU:MBER 29 THIS HONOR IS OURS Drew soldiers will note with pleasure a recent announcement of the War Department referring to the unlawfulness of civilians wearing military insignia, including wings. Many local belles seen about town are loaded with metal pins and wings m1til we often mistake them for members of visiting foreign women's organizations. Since Eve's time, when she garnished her body with a -leaf, ornamentation has been either tolerated or encouraged. However, the embellishment of bosoms with military symbols carries the fetish too far. A pair of wings, for example, is more than a piece of finely polished metal costing several quarters. Those wings represent months of intensive training during which time many fail to graduate and some arefatally injured. A pair of wings worn on Drew field links that individual with his buddies now storming Europe. A regimental insigne is more than a trinket. It is a mark of fraternality among soldiers trained for combat. A Signal Corps pin may seem commonplace enough about Tampa, but men are now scattered throughout the world! fighting for the honor of that pin. The War Department is aware of this fact. It has notified all private concerns that PX's will soon be the only authorized agencies for the sale of military insignia. To this announcement we give a hearty cheer. Civilians be equally proud of their production awards; their war-bond pledge pins; their fraternal pins. Civilians can also share with us pride and respect for the military organization. We in turn, are proud of the We realize that the vast network of 'industry sprawled like a giant precision watch throughout the country is responsible for our success. But we also feel that military insignia should rest on the uniform, not on an individual who has done nothing to gain such an honor. We might offer a bit of advice to the young ladies who are "siinplaw threeilled" over wearing military insignia. The United States is now urgently requesting that thousands of 'women enlist in the WACs. The WAC insigne is that of Pallas Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom 1;1nd war. This insigne isn' t worn lightly by members of the WAC. They have earned the right to wear it. The Army recognizes this right. They're proud of their insignia, and so are we. WEATHER NOTE September, according to natives of this section, is the last hot month of the year. We believe that a majority of some one hundred per cent of Drew Field soldiers will heartily look forward to October as a time. when they can walk to the .PX at noon without dripping about the neck line like an ice cream cone. During peacetime, thousand of persons come to this section in the Winter, seeking vitamins from a smiling sun. And, contrawise, thousands of persons during peacetime leave this section for cooler climes in the summer. Now that we've gone through a hot summer we can write home and tell the folks up North or out West that we're in tourist season. ... WELL, I LED with the queen of spades, Mrs. Lyons threw in the deuce, and my partner, Lt. Lyons, trumped the queen." :Jrom Our ChaplainBy CHAPLAIN KYLA LAWRENCE. RELIGION OR CHRISTIANITY AMERICA? The Hottentots of Africa molded idols from the mud of their streams and worshiped them. They slashed their bodies in their endeavor to still the anger of their heathen gods. They were a very religious people. What did this religion do for them? The followers of Mohammed Hear the voice of Christ as He are extremely religious with calls to you "Be ye not con-formed to this world but be ye their ceremonies and prayers and transformed by a renewing of pilgrimages. Yet their children your mind." live in deserts where once there Will you choose religion and watch a world sink into chaos were thriving cities; along dry and a soul into eternal damna-rivers where once there was re-tion, or choose Christianity and freshing water; and in the shad-lift your part of a world nearer ows of barren hills where once to God by placing your soul in His keeping? there were green pastures. --------Plato's religion gave to the world a great thinker but his teachings f with the light of his day and time and human experience proved his errors. Buddah's religion gave India moral chaos and a cast system which you and I as God' s instruments will be hundreds of years undoing. Christianity gave us the worlcl"6 greatest nation with a constitution that demands equality for all. The people of one of our European allies has a religion that is centuries old yet at the beginning of this present conflict 90 per cent her people were illiterate and living in the lowest form of peasantry. The soul' of that religious nation cries out for ChristianityFreedom giving Christianity. Christianity has been tried only half-hearterdly and has never been truly given a chance. Even now the hammer blows of mere religion are seeking to obliterate it. Religion says that man is a spurious concoction of the careless forces of an unkind mother nature. Christianity replies that he is God's creation, in His own spiritual image. Religion implies_ that as the sting of death is fatal to the oxen so is it the end for us but God asks the unanswerable question, "0 death, where i s they sting? 0 grave, where is thy victory?" Religion would have you believe that the ultimate goal of man is merely a reformation, a commitment of life; but Christ said, "Ye must be ':lorn again." Religio n considers Christ only as a teacher or doctor or philosopher but the Bible said that He is the Son of God, the Saviour. Religion says in is the natural expression of man and should be tolerated and Christianity warns, "The wages of sin is death." Religion encourages drunkenness by its carelessness; blaspheming God's name by its lack of respect of God and lack of regard for those who love His name. It encourages revelling by its dearth of consecration, desecrat'ing the Sabbath by its compromising atitude, and lust by its void of love for fellowmen. Chaplain Chazin Greeted At Drew, Assumes Duties Chaplain and Mrs. P J' Chazin were welcomed to Drew last Friday by Chaplain Gynther Sto raasli, chaplain of the Third Air Force. A religious service was held at 8 :30 p.m. for the couple Chaplain August .Gruhn, senior chaplain of A WUTC, read the Sabbath scriptural portion and Rabbi David L Zielonka of Congregation S h a a r i Zedek gave the benediction. Greetings were extended b y Rabbi Benjamin Eisenberg of Rodoph SholomCongregation and Louis Wellhouse, chairman of the local Jewish W elfare Board. Chaplain Chazin will be stationed at Drew but will also serve at MacDill, Plant and Third Air Force headquarters. Chaplain Chazin, who is a graduate of the Jewish Theological Se!llinary, comes to Tampa from Orlando where he served as chaplain at the AAF School of Applied Tactics. Religious Services At Drew Field PROTESTANT SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. at all chapels on Sun.; Sunday, 7 : 30 p.m., Chapels Nos. 3 and 4. CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday, 8:00 a.m. chapel No. 2; 9:00 a.m. Chapel No. 2 and Theater No. 3; 11 : 30 a.m., Chapel No.4; 6 :30p.m., Chapel No. 2. Weekdays, 7 a.m., Chapel No.4. Every day but Tues. and Sat.; 6:30 p .m., Chapel No. 2 every day but Wed. JEWISH SERVICES: Friday 8:30 p .m.; Saturday 8 : 00 a .m. Communications to this column must bear, for publication, the correct name and organization of the writer. Short letters are most interesting, and the right is reserved to cut letters when space limitations require. Dear Sir: I am a Soldier that came here to Drew Field last January, since that time I have paid particular attention to the terrific high prices that are in common practice in Tampa, but in all this time there is nothing to compare with this morning's incident. I was driving to town this morning and, having missed by breakfast, stopped in' a small cafe to get a cup of coffee. The coffee cost me five cents, I then requested an order of toast, for which I paid the amazing sum of cents_, five cents slice. Outrageous, ehl I Immediately took this case to the Office Administration,_ where, l believe, I re:.:: ce!Ved full co-operatwn. But I write this to you because I like to go on record 'as having done my utmost to stamp out these breeders of inflation. I am sure that anything that you can do will help a lot. Please use this as you see fit. The Editor Yours Truly, PFC. JOHN V. EATON, Hq. & Hq. Sq. III Fighter Com' d., Drew Field, Florida. Drew Field Echoes Dear Sir: Not one issue of your paper goes to press without an article or two or even more concerning the Drew Field WACs. Now, I 'admit those girls get around, and are very deserving of any publicity they get, but what about those grand sports, the nurses? The women of the Army Nurse Corps are gallan t girls who work long hours easing soldiers who have return!;!d from gruelling warfare, or are "sweatmg out" CDD's which they neither want nor can avoid. These are the girls who beg for foreign duty from which they may well never return. l\1ay we have an occasional article concerning the activities of the Army nurses? They are the women whom we shall always remember. They are our "glamor girls." Let's hear more about them. S /Sgt. John Howell. Dear Editor: Believe me, your Classified Want Ads do get results! And what results! Ever since we G. I. gals moved in from the mosquito-fighting territory out at Rocky Point we've been breaking our backs-and not fron::: K P. or P. T. The only thing we miss about the old WAC area is that lovely lovely laundry-with ironing boards. Desperately, I wrote to the Drew Echoes for an ironing board. The 50 1st SAW Communications Company answered all of my fervent prayers. It's a bee-ootiful white il:oning board, and are we a WAC-happy bunch of girls, now! Now, when we slip into our offices, gleamingly starched and ironed ( oh, those foot locker ironing jobs!) you can thank the 501st (and your own classified section) for our pressed appearance. Maybe that will stymie Pfc. David Harris, who made those cracks via this column, two weeks back, concerning the WACs' appearance. Maybe he had never tried ironing on a foot locker. Cpl. Lora Taylor. The Editor Drew Field Echoes Dear Sir: It's probably no mystery to you w h y we guys get starry-eyed when we get drivers' jobs. Oh, those jeeps! They cut through regular mountains. They swim, when it's necessary. I'll swear they could fly. And, believe me, I want to own one, after the war. Yeah, and so do thousands of other G. I.'s. We dream about the things we'll do, if the government decides to sell some of the jeepsJ when this is over. That Christmas Savings plan has been working pretty well for a long time. Why couldn' t the Base bank start a Jeep savings plan? Even if they didn't ever release jeeps for sale, saving up for one would give us a goal to work for, and a nice roll of cash for after the war. Pfc. Walter Arnold. The Editor, Drew Field Echoes: Dear Sir : Yup, I'm another of those exhausted men who have been standing in the sixth row of the threedeep crowd which gathers around the coffee counter over at PX No. 1 every morning at 9:30 Since the evolution of that morning coffee and doughnuts, I've lost a good ten pounds, just sweating out the wait for my turn in the ratrace each A.l\'1. Look, I'm nOt complammg. I'm jus t as happy as anybody else over the fact that our PX, which always to get just what we want, is now able to give us coffee and doughnuts, at all. But one small electrical unit can' t possibly give efficient service to about eighty GI's, all of whom can't take too much time away from Uncle Sam. I've read a lot about this dividend business. Now, that's just swell. I can' t think of any better system than that of aiding the GI's with the profits by putting them into company funds -and other Base activities. But why couldn't they take just enough of the profits to equip each PX with enough electrical units to make all of the coffee needed at once'! SGT. EDWARD MAXFIELD.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 PAGE FIVE GIVING OUT FOR BONDS Hutchison Fills Chaplain's Post In 2d SAW-Unit WELL, HERE comes the weekly carrier pigeon, and the news is very hot, so we will cast it aside, and. let the Chaplain R. H. Hutchison ECHOES staff _write it again. This is the only paper to has assumed his duties with which this column goes that I don't write. Everyone is so the battalion several days co-operative that they all offer to contribute. By the time ago. He is a very likeable the thing goes to bed it looks like what Hope threw away young man who possesses an four years ago. abundance of understanding BETTY DREW of the 26th Sub-Depot and Pfc. Murray Mos kowitz jitterbug-at one of the "lunchtime follies" for the benefit of war bond sales. Swinging it to the music of the Smoky City Five, Miss Drew and Moskowitz drew much ap-and energy. The '!nlisted man who seeks assistance from C"1apkin Hutchi son may rest assured that nothing will be left undone in an effort to further a just cause. Welcome, Chaplain Hutchison. The Inspector's Section has its own form of entertainment on the various inspection tours in the warbling baritone solos of flaming red-haired Sgt. Silver berg. The vocal department of our battalion also boasts of a very popular singer of Spanish songs in the 'r>=on of Pvt. Francisco Chevalier. In Ybor City, the Latin quarter of our fair city, he is known as the Tito Guizar of Drew Field. A near calamity-S/Sgt. Lacko witz and Sgt. Frawley running out of gas on the way to work last Monday but" like true soldiers they arrived in time for d,uty via foot. This recently formed battalion has just come of age, with the following outfits having become attached to it as of the 15th of this month! :...P_I_a_u_s_e:...., _l_u_r_e_d_c_u_s_t_o_m_e_r_s_t_.o_..._b_o_n_d_c_o_u_n_t_e_r_. ---------Army!" What can you do with a guy like that? 23d Sub Unit Subs Firing _At Range for Sea Splash Looks-like the medics are go ing to stage a series of friendly wrestling matches every Friday night, what with the way Pfc. Pergolino and Pfc. Sorge have been putting on practice bouts for the boys. It was quite a surprise to the boys of the 23rd Antisub -Might be. good idea to Sq last Saturday when at the new carbine range over at charge too, but the only with that would St. Petersburg, It developed that schedules had changed be that new-fangled device that and the 23rd wasn't even supposed to be on the range at Pfc. Aaron H. Small passes. off th t t as an excuse fm: a p1pe m1ght a Ime. create a smoke screen. However, what was to have the rest of_the_outftt, hereSeeing as how former Intelli been a tiresome day of firing "What for?. I_ gence Officer Lt. _Shirley Law turned out to be a pelasant day swtm a good mtle wtthout trrmg. renee has _been made acting C. 0. of relaxation, thanks to Lieuten--Now that the former Pfc. w presume that all orders origi-ants Cobb and Harris. Bob Lewandowski has been nating from the orderly room will They decided it would be best be classified as secret. Here's hop-: to -go swimming rather than re-made a corporal, he's certain ing he classifies the Duty Roster turn to camp. So swimming it th-at he never really knew how Secret. was, with-the Servicemen's Cen-good life was until he_ got into The 555th Tng. Bn., Major Gib-ter supplying the refreshments bons commanding; the 563rd Tng. and some of the bathing trunks. the Army. Says the tall, 'lanky Bn. under Major Fitzgerald; the Lt. Paul Kessler, S-2 officer, corporal: 725th Co. headed by Capt. Jef-is undoubtedly the unchallenged "I never had it so good before! ferson; the 746th, C. 0. Capt. swimming champion of the 23rd. A good rating, plenty of folding Detman; the 748th under Lt. It's reported that when the lieu-money, soft job, good food and Souther; the 756th under Capt. tenant was asked if he preferred lots of fancy clothes. They're go-Church, and the 766th under Lt. to take swimming instructions ing to have to draft me out of the Penkake. Finance Group Serenaded By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER really takes the cake according to Yours truly is certainly putting it mildly when he says Corporal Torobio. th t th t' F' p 1 t l d HONEYS HERE a e 1nance ersonne wa_s cer ain y surpnse Visiting their soldier husbands and appreciative when the 69th Amy Air Forces Band, under in' Tampa during the. month were the direction of able W. 0. Lester 0. Baker serenaded us wives of Sgt. Daniet Kelty, Cpl. Wed d f 1 Robert Aldrich, and Pfc. William nes ay orenoon. Pollen. Marching snappily over the small bridge to the area What can be the attraction d th t f th ff' h b d bl d down Miami way when Cpl. surroun 1ng e wo Wings o e o Ice, t e an assem e Burson of the Casual Section and really "gave' 'out, with pop-goes down one week, then is ular and martial airs. expanding office which is due in followed by The vne and Only It was all our one and only a great amount to the volume of Sgt. John Mykytiuk, our genial "Gashouse: Arbisi could do to work passing through the various section head of Causual Pay? control himself when the band departments. Newest Romeo of the barracks blared forth with, "Pistol PackThe d-=>tachment's latest addi-is none other than a new man in ing Mamma." tion to the hospital roster is the outfit. Col. Ralph Andretta, NEW YORK PLUG S/Sgt. Leonard Kessinger. "Kess," despite the short stay in Tampa, Returning from furlough: S/S Frank C. Hilbert, still all excited again over the wonderful time spent in New York. Sgt. Harold Schlolt, in from Detroit, attacked his work with such effort that we wonder if he went home to rest up or that_ build he had in mind for a good time was wasted. Cpl. William Rhodes, just in from Shreve port, Louisiana way, informs us that he would liked to have spent just a little more time, but' with who? To the tune of sawing, hammer ing and shouting, 'the addition to the Finance building got under way last week. The new additions will add approximately 30 per more space to the rapidly it is hoped, will be around shortly has turne0 many a dark cloud at his old stand in the Mileage into a silver lining. Seems that and Per Diem Section. All wish he is on the go nightly, getting him speedy recovery. ahead of such well known CRAWFORD AT SCHOOL On Detached Service, is T / S Herschel Crawford who is now enrolled in the Army Finance School at Wake Forest College, North Carolina. On furlough: S/S Lawrence A. Ruehlow, who with his wife is visiting Washington, D. C., and also various cities in Wis consin. Cpl. Edward A. Zent graff to Washington, D. C., Pvt. Sumner Smith to West Virginia. Don't miss seeing the latest pin up girl which a little boy named Arbis i has : o placed at the foot of his bed. This one notables as S/S Hevia, formerly the answer to more fuan one maiden's prayer. Look for further repercussions on the Palm River incident. Seems that the young lady of our Administrative Section has two well known S/sergeants, one of the BEMQ and the other recently back from a rest cure fighting for honors. Two will get you five, that it will be a certain corporal lately seen leaving a bottle of "f'oke" now-and then who gets the chicken dinner. Newcomer to the office though on detached service, is Pvt. George Kelleher, one swell fellow and a grand guy to work with. I have been sitting here watching a grasshopper (or something) bounce around the room. You know, there are at least three million different kinds of bugs right here, and they all very unbeautiful to look at. There is one that is a honey: If I ever get a guy big enough to help me, I'm gonna slug him with a baseball bat. (No, not the guy, the bug.) THE LOCAL chamber of commerce has promised no more rain. Matter of fact, there was a little piece in one of the morn ing pillow cases last week to the effect that the measuring stick had been put away. (It was too short anyway.) No more rain (Ain't this the heaviest dew you have ever seen?) WELL, FELLAS, guess you'll have to walk to town or wait for some civilian to come along and give you a lift. There is a Base Bulletin out to the strains of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," and the drivers can't stop on the Hi Ways to give you a lift anymore Well, the Army marches on to Tampa. FOR THE PAST eight days a battle has been waging. A battle between a bulldozer and a catapillar tractor. First. the tractor got stuck in the (I won't say mud I won't) whatever that stuff is out oli Columbus drive. The bulldozer came to the rescue, extricated the tractor, then sat back to rest on its laurels. It rested all the afternoon. Matter of fact, it slept. Right up to the tops of its treads. Then the tractor finally wakened it with a mighty shove. Result? Dozer out tractor in again. Believe it or not, this went on f
PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 Victory Lives Up to Name For.569 Team 407 CQ' s Polite Not like Army; They're Civilized Headquarters of Lt. Beaty, Former RAF Battle Vet, Now Directs 516 By CPL. HANK GOODMAN the 407th Fighter Bomber By CORPORAL M. I. HARRIS After T/5 Eric Dale and T/5 Ray Turbascewski spent Group is much like the carOn Sept. 11 the 84th Fighter Bomber group selected three restless nights trying to pick the right man for the toon, "This Ain't the Army." basic personnel for the formation of the new 516th clean-up position on the softball team, they finally landed For example CQs do not race Fighter Bomber squadron. Looking over the membersh'ip, Pfc. Horace Victory, who came through for HQ & PL Co. th h th b k bl we begin to take s_tock in the story that. this organization with a round-tripper with two men on, thus smashing a roug e _arrac s, "will go places." There are a lot of other stories, too, but gallant 584th team in the opening game of the 4th Trainmg frantic whistles and fhck-we take them all in stride. ing SAW softball series. ing on lights and screaming, -The men and boJJ:s wel-Roger Zanchetti. We enjo)'. come their new commandmg of working with him as first ser-People now "look _up" to Vicwas marned in Washington, D. C., "Everybo.!J out'" t to Nazimova Griffin. J.Y f1eer, 1st Lt. RIChard gean 'Roger," as they say in tory, Communications handsome T/5 John F. Matzen claims the The procedure is quite civilized: Hf7'11 ,,have haPPY,, landmgs With communications. With his capalad from Alabama, who walks this on the ball crew At the ble assistants, Cpl. Myron A. around in the more rarified at-sergeant is already henpecked. First, one hears the patter of Sgt mosphere of six feet, six inches do-:d jft" kyith Alexander Whittle's wooden clogs above the ground. Batteries for we egoa roo yn. on their way to the shower room. N.Y. spent 18 months in tip-top shape. the opener were Pfc. Krepps and Then Pfc. Sanford Hirschfield the RAF m England before JOmIf and when we get the line Lt. Tinnell. With T/5 Cloyce. "Available" ing _the AA_ F in September, 1942 set. up and the various things approaches each individual, taps NO FISH STORY Webster gone on furlough to GOT 'tHREE PLANES with which to make a complete Fremont, Mich., the boys will him gently on the right shoulder day's work, props will whirl and We admire Sergeant Major and says in a low, modulated During this :time, about nine wheels will turn with the assist-Soper's restraint and frankness have to do their own sewing, voice, "Good morning, time to months were spent in the same ance of M/Sgt. Floyd T. Mullen, regarding his recent fishing trip pressing. radio repairing, and arise anc. greet the dawn." squadron with the 407th's group S/Sgt. James P. Woods, Sgt. Edinland with Chaplain Lawrence hair cutting for the next two Corporal H. Scharff is now in commander, Maj. Carrol W. Mewind A. Hatveldt, Sgt. Forrest and W. 0 Sappington. The ser-weeks. th<> 407th; bringin!!" the PX Gar-Colpin. L. Kelly, Cpl. Vincent geant simply didn' t make a catch, den Club up to full strength. Lieutenant Beaty has three fano, Cpl. Ralph L. Miller, Cpl. and he very kindly spared us the And there is the story of how Among the brothers of the great enemy planes to his credit. On Edward J. Rezny, Cpl. Kenneth usual fish stories that accompany T/4 Carlo Sylvesti coached the fraternity who welcomed him one occasion, when fighting a S. Watson and Pfc. Anthony F. even the most unsuccessful of pis-Benjamin Field WAC soft ball were "Willie" Williams, John J. Junkers 86 with a Spitfire, at Tavaglione. catorial ventures. team on Monday and saw them McElligott, and w c. Harris. lose to the MacDill Field WACs 41 500 feet, the motor of the T/5 Anson Seder believes the Mysterious WAC should give him a run. Seder likes a clean chin and even when in the field he manages to keep it free of fuzz Above, the lanky lad is pictured using .his helmet for 'you know what. FROM 1ST REPT. on Tuesday. Just. back from a furlough is Spitfire started smoking and Pfc. B.;b Morris. Is he glad to conked out. The enemy kept At 569th's Headquarters and firing and the lieutenant bailed Plotting Company, Capt. Wilbert be back? Ask him. out, ilito the English Channel. L. Sullivan, commanding officer, Congratulations to Cpl. Doyle Lt, David Graham. in the ca-leaves for a month to attend the Spivey! l:ie married that lovely AAF School of Appli'ed Tacti'cs pacity of adjutant, is his usual creature from Alabama we've b If H h b ft th at Orlando. During that period, usy se e as een a er e Lt. Robert B. Langan will act as heard about casually from the orderly room to gear itself so company commander. tight lipped Spivey.. that it can move, if necessary, in "seven minutes, fifty-eight and In the meantime, "welcome-on-Sgt. George Macheca is strut-one-half seconds." All fooling the-doormat!' has been painted to ting up and down Canal street, aside, though, the boys have it greet three new They imbibing at the St. Charles, and almost down to that speed. are Lt. Clair' B. Watson, filter dining in the French Quarter. officer; Lt. Arthur Bloom, filter He's home and home is New Or-OTHER OFFICERS officer, and Lt. Harold G. Olson, leans. Personnel. Though Pfc. M Scott is in the If you can't find time to bring your classified ad to the Echoes office, clip the coupon from this issue and mail it. 84th, we can' t resist mentioning that he is 'back from the paradise known to moral men as St. Louis, home of the Cardinals, Budweiser, and .the Starlight Roof. Words Won't Worry 3l4th With Webster's Watching While Sub Whittles Wits By SERGEANT GLENN Lt. Laverle K. Stout, formerly commanding officer of the 49lst, now has taken over the duties of operations officer of the 516th. For the present, he has the addi tional duties of intelligence offi cer and communications officer. Lt. Albert H. Stubing is the ordnance officer, which is his regular He has the additional duties of armament and supply officers. Lt'. James R. Young is at his regular helm as engineering of ficer, also handling the jobs of tech supply and assistant adju tant. The orderly room is under the guiding hand of S/Sgt. Operations, and we don't mean medics, will get along on the various forms, under S/Sgt. Willie H. Williams, Cpl. Neil R. Paul and Pvt. Frank -B. Mohlmon. The intelligence office has the Ionge ranger from Connecticut, Cpl. Morton I. Harris. Communications has S/Sgt. Wilburt N. Irish, Sgt. Aaron E. Wielenga, and Pvt. Harold Thatcher. Transportation -the operation of those things that w e don't get to ride in-you can blame on S/Sgt. Vernon G. Morrison, Cpl. Vincent E Sosso and Pvt. Charles H Livingston. The things that you think you need and find hard to get wi II b e found under the watchful eyes of Pvt. William M. Fisher, tech supply, and Cpl. Paul D. Bertsc h of the supply room. Armament and Ordnance men are S g t Ray L. Collins. S g t Owen W. Darby, Cpl. Robert I. Kuntz and Cpl. Hollis Martin. Of course. one of the most important branches-that of the mess-will be governed by the skilled hands of S /Sgt. William B. More lock. with the assist ance of Sgt. Bert E. Jensen. Cpl. 'Henry Althoff. Pfc. K enneth P. Forrester, Pvt. Albert P. Carter and Pvt. George W. Youells. Sgt. Roy Brown is the squadron carpenter. We sometimes wonde r if S/Sgt. Morelock ever uses his as a first assistant. Sgt. Alexander J (Medicine-man) Whittle is the piU doctor of the 516th. We know. personally, that he resents that "pill doctor" expression. We don' t blame him, as we know he takes his work very seriously and you couldn't pick a bette r non com to treat you. Expected back from furlough shortly Master Sgt Earl Foulk wires to the orderly room: "How -about a 30-day extension, huh? Lots of unfinished business up here. P.S.: Tell the boys to wear their OD's if they are coming up to Ohio. It's been 46 degrees up here." Thanks, Sarg. T /Sgt. William C. Williams, act ing first sergeant, has his wor ries, too. For instan&'e, he's won dering just how many 30-hour passes it's going to take for T /5 Frank Puccio to recover from his furlough. The sergeant stays awake nights worrying. We wish to express our thanks to Webster of dictionary fame, for without the help of the book there just wouldn't have been a column this week. Our.overworked scribe, Sgt. Burleson, t o get h e r with S/Sgt. Stepp, of Squadron Supply, is now enjoying a rest, at the G. I. Rest Center in Greenville, S. C. The boys just returning from there tell us that it sure is elegant country up that way. They even have mountains. S /Sgt. Joe Byrne of Base Hq. being a women-beater? The latest addition to the Orderly Room personnel is Lt. Edwin E. Ruoff, who is our new Personnel Adjutant, and doing a swell job of it. Sgt. Moltor, Vet of497th, Picks Texas as Best Spot After 23 Years in Army We wou[d like to extend a warm welcome to Chaplain P. J. Chazin, who is taking the place of Chaplain Fierman. Chaplain Fierman was transferred to Goldsboro, N. C. LOVE IN BLOOM Our super snooper, "Rumor Hound Pete," tells us that Sgt. Bond and a certain WAC are that way about each other. Then, too, there is Company Clerk Hulcher, who is sweating it out these days over the ros ters. It seems that details are more plentiful than enlisted men, especially when furloughs are as common as guard duty. Our former Squadron AdjutWhat is this we hear about the WAC, who announced to Opera tions Office that a Link Trainer was coming in for a landing on the West runw'ly. Who is kidding who around.., the control-tower? It has been reported that a turtle is running around (do they run?) Drew Field with 314th painted on its back. Any one finding it please take it over to the mess-hall, turtle soup sure is good. CHENOWETH BACK ant, W. 0. (jg) Clyde W. Abel, The Orderly Room sends con-is now undergoing Pilot TrainS/Sgt. Ha.rry Chenoweth has gratulations to Pvt. Yictor Par-ing, in gra(Je, at Clarkesdale, from furlough and is rales. who married recently. An-Miss. Mr. Abel is at present in completely recovered from the other wedding is anticipated when Primary Training. We feel sure CI:Dit's. Sgt. Chenoweth and Lt. Morris H. Kamman hears that Mr. Abel was glad to go the boys in his section ha.ve those wedding bells in the near from swivel-chair time to fly-been doing a swell job. Keep future. ing time The best of luck to up the g 'ood work boys. 2ND REPT. CO. you Clyde. One of the uses our Squadron Pfc. Larry Weiss says, and we 'l'hrough. )fie error a word was Fund has been put to its the quote, "After closely observing left out of a sentence in last s we llegant intercomnrunication t)1e boys (meaning the Brooklyn week's column. The faces we system the men of the radio secDodgers), I definitely feel that were spealk:ing of were those of tion are hooking up between the they will win the pennant in '44 the boys not the girls. Orderly Rom:. and the barracks. Larry reached this weighty con-The sun still shines in Florida It sure will save wear and tear elusion on his recent furlough in as T/Sgt. Kennemer and Sgt. on the C. Q.'s and Cpl. Brooklyn where he is said to have Mabry will tell you from the Pvt. Baxendale, fhgl:t done considerable "obsoiving." looks of their backs. Some fun, dispatcher, Is a graduate of Air "eh," boys. Corps glid_er, school pres-His pal, Pfc. Herbert Schilder, Is it true that S/Sgt. Nicholson out as another Dodger fan, agrees. of Base Hq. is quoting Army Liaiso!l The best of luck to T/5 Clyde Gibbons, on return-Regulations to the WACs and you Jimmie. ing from his furlough, is known civilian girls of Base Hq.? What The latest addition to some of to have said, "Atlanta sho did are you doing, Nick, trying for th.s shower-rooms look good," but Sgt. Stanley Sar-warrant Officer? squadron are the JUmor SIZe ella and T/5 Michael De Pasquale frogs, who set on the .pipes an' were noticeably silent on returnGOOD IDEA just watch. Oh well, they will ing from their furloughs. Sarella What illi this Wi! heal' about be frying size some day. By CPL. THOMAS J. LIVINGSTON This week yours truly has selected Sgt. Alfonse J. Mol tor for the ''Soldier of the Week." Here we have a very entreating tale of a real Army man. With that certain look in his -------------eye, Charley recalls that those were happy days, going to school and any other place where young boys usually go, and off the record, perhaps a few places where s -me don't JO. GOLD-DIGGING HERITAGE 'Charley's father was a gold miner, so you see he has had plenty experience with golddiggers If you are wondering why in the world Sgt. Moltor ever got the nickname of Charley, sone bright person noticed his resemblance to a certain little wooden character that is heard over the radio every Sunday night. Charley did not live in Colo rado long, for when he was 10 years old the family moved to Cincinnati, where he lived until President Wilson sent him "greetings" d_uring World War I. Be was discharged in three short months, because the war ended. After the war Charley made his home in Los Angeles and worked in 11. typewriter repair shop. Here he worked until, for some little known reasons, he rejoined the Army in 1920 and there he is yet. The Army has, 'in true Army fashion, sh wn at least 35 of the States to Sgt. Moltor from Cali fornia to Florida. Texas is the closest to his heart, because it was at Galveston that he met and married his wife. They have a 14-year-old daughter. Sgt. Moltor loves the Army and baseball. In 1927 he played right field on the championship team of the 90th Attack Sq. He has been a supply sergeant four years, anr" he likes it even if you do hear him mutter a little under his breath. At the end of another six years he is going to retire and lead the life of a civilian. What a thought! Happy landing, 01' T'mer. We have been gently re minded that "Eddy" Johnson is a member of the Ordnance, not Armament Section, as was stated here last week. Please accept our apologies, and we will try not to let it happen again. "Baldy" Hill is deter mined he is going to get even with all those guys dishing out details. Ah, yes, at a recent m eeting, S/Sgt. Charles W. Mallard was elected president of the ''Feather Your Nest Club."
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 PAGE SEVEN Sleepy Third FC Soldier Strands Girls Who Declare They Wanta Drive Car Home Kritak's Pocket New Cockroach Barrack By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER in New Guinea and still the b Fl h S f 1 h first sergeant of the outfit. Jimmy Ro in, ig t ection s gi t to Su p ur Springs, Last week, Rarus, Jones, and had a date with two honeys the other evening, using Prather did some "voluntary" car, Jimmy driving. work for the local telephone company "checking up' 'on After bidding the girls goo' night, Jimmy removed the complaints for service. keys to their car, inadvertently placing them in his pocket Why not call Don Ameche? and hopped into his own c;ar, returning to the barracks. Didn't he invent the telephone? At the ungodly hour of 2 a.m. Those Upper B-1 chowhounds the CQ awoke a sleepy Jimmy, in-Mike .Kritak. Reaching into his helped this writer dispose of forming him two gals were at the pocket for a match, Kritak inth<:-three boxes of goodies in guard g.ate desiring the keys to stead came out with a cockroach. celebration of a ,tOther birthday their. car. (That's the story we Nervy littlt.. devil, eh? last week--our nineteenth (no IN THIS CORNER we have uniforms and a soldier which possibly doesn't mean much except that these uniforms were wrinkled, soiled pieces of khaki and gaberdine just 24 hours ago. It can be done, according to Capt. Donald F. Evans, assistant exchange officer, who is in charge of the newly opened Drew Field Cleaning shop. The shop is about 50 yards north of the Main PX at Second and F. Uniforms a.re re turned from two to three days. Cost is similar to those in heard. ) fooling!) Oui s ympathies to Art Arm., The mustaches of both Lieu-It's good to know our boys can strong. His local gal failed to tenant Smith and Sgt. John Hill really sock the apple around and understand why he couldn't take are finally in the visible stages. win a baseball .championship. off and see her when he pulled Who's next? Norm Tucker is the pitcher who headquarters guard. His pal, Cpl. Ed Oke, our cheerful mowed down 16 of the 21 batters Harry stanley, is the boy who vitamin dispenser at the chow-who faced him in one of last snows the babes under with those house, found out how to make week' s games. That's outstand-special phrases, huh? a hit with the WACs. The GI ing pitching in any }eague! dentists extracted all his teeth Finally rejoining the outfit Now awaiting the fitting of A happy bunch returned from toWn.. was Frank Manassa who re-plates, he tells us what troubles furloughs last week. Joe turned from a five months' he has fighting the gals off. "Pierre" Lavelle, back from radio course at Scott Field. New York (with a big box of Pfc. "Moon" Mullins, who put Abe Sancton trudge all the way weather. Sergeant (Chemical) S ub Depot Rorls It was that baseball shark, An unappreciative MP made cookies)' remarke of the swell on that special show for an on-back, to the 3FC official Harold Brown returned from looking WAC one evening. seal applied to his pass. It seems his Michigan furlough with a d Climbing a flagpole "and all it didn't show through too good. '36 green Chevvy coupe: B P t that." HOT DOGS? Wearing his new Staff stripes On ercen age Don't give up yet, Harding, the was Bob Parsons, but AI SarBack from the hospital to work dog track opens soon. Then you tain's smiles, we think, indicate last week came Dick :Krajacic, and Hartes can start studying the possible matr:imony soon? U T d G I John Sweeney, and Harris Her-dope sheets. P Owar Oa rington, ararin' to go. More Gis who have 24 months Meantime, Michaud is sweat-. Say, Sergeant Gosselin, about behind them just recently include ing out those next few weeks for time. to have another party, yes? TIS t K h M ek" his Maine furlough when he'll M h h ergean s arc es, e ms, say I do" to that one ..,ack home. any s the comment w ic FLASH' Sub-Depot g Several men have already ap-Penhale, and S /Sergeant Holtz d h WAC b oes proached this writer asking for But what's the idea of Holtz THAT'S NO LIE passes roun t e ar-to war! Squadron sentiment on having the trying to pack. himself, Under the new set up with racks concerning G. I. wolves, According to a report sub-WACs join us on our next blow-Mrs. Parsons and Miss Nel Light-privates first class and corporals h h f out. How soon, boss? sey all into that small coupe of pulling Sunday guard, Hal Coch,but few funnier t an t at () mitted by Miss Marion Ward Both boys say it was red ink his? And nightly, too! ran, Art Harding, and Ken Al-new two-striper Edna Ho-the of Sub-Depot smeared on them but we think Ed Moncrief, the sunflower of bright drew the first ht:!adquarters Watt. Comb ln h and the is backing the attack by the otherwise. Guilty Bob Jones had Kansas, is still tryin: : to figure detail while Ehring, Lambert and it on his left cheek and Clayton out what happened to those six Al Williams bided their time as other morn she purchase of war savings Spinning accumulated .some-of empty beer bottles in the back of Vital Area guards. bonds all places-on his cap. his car. Maybe they just walked sa1d Jiohn Eaton, "Amster, that the Service club dance The following figures (percentGOT A MATCH, BUD? down to the flight section, Ed? wimmen are so sweet, gosh, ain't of the eve before had been a ages of the personnel in each di-Leaving the mess-hall, Esposito Remember Bob Copher who they? (That was right after vision of S .D. purchasing 10 per pulled out a pack of cigarettes left us last winter? Reports writing his New Orleans lovey success. cent of their salary in bonds) are and then bummed a match from reaching us say that he's now dovey). For the first time in months quoted for the information of all _________ -:-_ she had encountered a guys and gals of S.D. who 501st WAC stofhard of 759 s truts young khaki-wearer who w.a:s not are not on the ball: a wolf. Edna continued to comb PER CENT LISTED her pretty upswept coiffure, ins C d d T h serting a new silver comb to keep D. Hdqs., 85 cent, Signal _onsl ere. OUCJ Wolfor d Sees Chaplain it in place Supply, 57 per cent, S. D. Supply, 52 per cent; S D. Engr., 46 per T I b S b Cpl. Arlene said Ooh; cent; Sig. Maint., 37 per cent. I t y Crl e By CPL. NORMAN B. GLASIER set of today! Help your. sec-E. B, Where s the mate to It. hon of s D p--t the other sec-By T/5 ALFRED BRUNNER The reason for that unusual big smile on T / 5 Stothard's er tions in the shade. Lt. Joseph Daly invites the face this past week was caused by the visit of his girl friend "walking home" through the park The fast and furious changes EM of first reporting to come to from Rochester N. Y. It is known that she has oodles of -accompanied, of course, by the taking place in Sub-Depot these him .with their problems. He 1 personality to that of her boy friend's. (This makes guy who WASN' T a wolf! days are astounding-for inpromises to do what he can for Every day, competition for us stance: Fran Sprankle from them. two weeks in a row that Tubby, more commonly known poor little enlisted gals gets Planning Section to c. C. or We are wondering how the as "Fearless Fosdick," has made the news.) tougher 'n' tougher, all because batde of the North and South. is Private Wolford discovered his ---------------of the increasing number of beauS. D. Hdqs.; Mary Barfield from fairing between Hmbullshooting wasn' t getting him tiful new gals with eagles on their C. C. of S. D. Hdqs. to Col. te,_ and CIJ.l. Lew Williams. anywhere, so now he is a daily hats, who are residing over at the Rogers' secretary; Lt. Pomer-. Why 1s It that so men visitor to the. chaplain' s office. WAC area. antz from Ass't. Sig. Supply car .' t be found for sports m the Sergeant Barron has lost his MORE BARS Officer to Adjutant to Colonel afternoon yet can. )Je seen over shirt. However, it was not the Y f WAC 1 t on the basketball f1eld after re-type shirt you lose and for which Yes. it. happened at Drew, and up, our more 1eu en-Rogers; Ted Griffith from Stock treat till dark? you have to sign a statement of Wrinkled Shirt. Wrong Answer ants, Lt. Jean Hodges, Lt. Mar-Record Supervisor to Inventory a company of. the 50lst is charges. just last week, too. garet Hatch, Lt. Jean E. MacDonSupervisor. going to play the WACs a game We noticed Lieutenant Me-The squadron C 0. Third ald, and Lt. Magdalene Kiernan, of softball, eh? Is that the best Donald' s fiancee has changed was giving the boys the checking are now vying, for flag-waing Next time you caU Engineering competition they can get? the color of her stationery from over o...t he l:taily morning inspechonors with the pretty and popfor a bucket of prop wash or a Friday night coml?any was egg-shell blue to. plain white. We tion. Coming upon one of his ular Lieutenant Beall. ground loop meter, contact Mr. awestruck watchmg Lieutenant are anxious to know the reas.en sergeants whose shirt had a few McKlssi"ck he took Fran's place more wrinkles in it than it should, Good luck. on your classes, -Daly over a distance. of 300 yards and hope to '1ave the mystery in Puanning Section the following Ma'ams; we wish you were rewith only the aid of a good vo1ce. solved by the next publication. c. 0 : Sergeant, how long have maining with us permanently, inJERRY LEAVES The company cat became the The sudden change must have yon been wearing that shirt? stead of just five weeks. Jerry Fitzgereld, super jive-proud of five kittens affected his eyes, for he has been Anonymous Sgt. (misunder-These WACs get a little more bass man of the F loridian Quar-Wednesday mght but were trans-wearing sanglasses almost con-standing question): Since I 've expert each week at the art of tette and Supply inventory 'Clerk, on special orders to stantly tlfe past two weeks. been in the Army, sir, over 17 swinging their bewildered men submitted his resignation the othRept. Co. on the followmg Following on the heels of months. friends over their shoulders. er day; finally got hep to the idea morning. T/S M II tt' th t C 0.: I don' t mean that, ser-th d S /sgt. Allen Hinten's voile. y a e s marnage 1s a In fact, last Monday eve, Pfc. at holding own two jobs will f p t H Pa 1 who was geant, I mean since you had it kill a fella. Mr. B. B. Amunds is champs stomped the 2nd Rept 0 v erman u' last laundered? Leta Dean trudged over to Mac-1 S "Stumble Bums" four days in a married last Saturday to one a so leaving upply to accept a f Fl d 1 b 11 p 1 Sergeant: Oh, two days, sir. Dill, where she amazed the row on an average of 21 to 5 o on as uscwus e es. au position that will afford a larger t t"ll b d b e (So the C. 0. thought it would Mac WACs .with her methods of 10 per cent war bond dedudtion. (that' s giving them the benefit mus s 1 e m a aze, ecaus be advisablt if the sarge changed Of the doubt, too). up to the present. writing, getting the boys to fall for her. In d h h t b d ut his shirt, which the sarge pro-case you re won enng w o Is there anyone in the 50lst c1gars ave no een passe o T'won't be long, at this rate, that sleet-footed hoofer was Regt. who is courageous enough We .. ,onder why Sergeants until no Drew man will dare to who entertained the crowd at to take the challenge of the 1st Calkins and Shoop carry alarm shake hands with a WAC, for fear the bond rally other day, it Rept. Co. in volley ball? clocks with th 1 when they go of a few broken ribs, or a bent is Miss Betty Drew-says she Have you seen the new version to town now. It seems they have backbone! enjoyed dancin' the leather off of Mutt and Jeff done by Pfc. the alarm set for quarter of "WAC Pos t Headquarters, Sgt. her shoes and the bond pur-Fred Miller and Pvt. Chester twelve-just as a reminder. Mason speaking. chase pledges on the pay roll. Patane (the Chaplains best cus-Turning toward the musical The new acting first sergeant Bad little beavers in Sub-Depot to mer)? side. we learn T / 5 Laurendino is just as <::harming as her voice who use the telephones for non-Have you h a d the ,::ood fortune Clark has played the trap drums indicates:' Formerly efficient official business are warned to of listening to CpL William in large orchestras for more than member of Major Fleming's Plans discontinue such action; they will Thr.<. _. and hi. 25 cent flute? nine years. We wish : 1e wouldn't and Training crew, Eleanor is be obligated to after school He sure can m ake it sound like a be so bc.shful about it and let now understudying First Sergeant or h ave the palm of their hands real musical instrument. himself ; 1e heard from. Marion Junod. spanked with the teacher' s rule. Pfc. Albert Garvey became a If you have been thrilled The iconoclastic Junod has Marvin Gootrad, better known mother to the new coke machine lately to those beautiful tones actually requested a break in as Sloppy Joe of Shipping and past week. We kept him coming from the officers' barrank, due to an avid desire to Receiving, returned last Saturday plenty busy with his new baby. racks, you will be interested to pursue a career other than the from vacationing in the Bronx know they have been coming nerve-wracking job of first serg-(greater New York city), where The. Quartermaster can' t issue from the .vocal pipes of Lieueant. Success to Mason, who we cheers resemble the sound of an everything. If it's a radio you tenant Hall. It took quite a know will be just the gal for the A-24's cold engine 01' Goot had want, you can get it for very lit-.little persausion, but finally job, and to Marion, who will soon the time of his life-spent prac.:. tle by placing your ad in the Hall admitted he had several regain her stripes, we know, tically all of it spookin' the bur-j Drew Field Echoes. Want Ads years training in voice in civil her assignment. lesque shows. are free. life. COPII.OSPERIT'( I
PAGE EIGHT DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 IN TAMPA YANKWIZ By BOB HAWK 1. Shetland ponies, Jersey cows and Canary birds. are all named after what? 2. In cooking, what i s the process known as deviling? 3. Why can you hear a watch ticking farthe r when it is lying on a desk or table than when it is suspended in the air by its chain? 4. You have heard of gumbo soup. What one vegetable determines whether or not a soup is gumbo? 5. How many of these statements are true: (a) Women are eligible for a seat on the N. Y. Stock Exchange. (b) Women are eligible to serve as a justice of the U S. Supreme Court. SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION 6 You know what the word Information for SeJ,:vice Men and Women at Defense Recreati,on "fur" means and also what the office, 312 Madison street; Tourist. Information Center, 429 West word "below" means. Put the two Lafayette street; USO clubs .and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida together. Now, what does "fur avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station. below"-mean? Shaving, shower, and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs 7. If a friend of yours married street; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Serva girl you have never met, should vice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. you send your wedding present Kitchen, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service to her, to him, or to both of them men, women and families a:t 607 Twiggs street. in order to follow the most ac-Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men cepted form of socia l usage? or women and their families who would like a home-cooked meal-8 The Aegean Sea is contained Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694 within what larger sea? by noon. 9 In the United States, is it Fifty-bed free dormitory for service men at Masonic Service possible legally to adopt an adult? Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and 10 What makes pop corn pop 9:30 p.m. h 't h t d ? 7 p .m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross w en 1 IS ea e at. USO, 607 Twiggs street. 'Shopping service and package wrap-__ __ ping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center. USO ACTIVITIES Friday, Sept. 2410:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street. 6:00 p.m.-Fish fry; 821 So. Rome. 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, 305lh Water street. 8:30 p.m.-Weekly musicale, 214 North Boulevard. Saturday, Sept, 25-7:00 p .m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison. 8 : 30 p .m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orchestra, 214 North boulevard; quiz contest, 607 Twiggs street. Sunday, Sept. 269:30 a.m._,..:Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street. 9:30 to 11 a.m.-Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madison. 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, F_irst 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, Fellowship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, :07 Twiggs street. 'Wilh WAR BONDS Lights the W ai Soon after our paratroopers land in Europe dozens ot lights follow them down, attached to small 'chutes, and carrying strategic sup plies. It's the newest thing in this sort of warfare. The lights go on when the parachute opens. Various colors are used to tell the soldiers where to find what's needed Just now our country needs you to "Back the Attack." Buy War Bonds. There is a minority in America not regularly buying War Bonds. We trust it isn't you. Buy an extra $100 Bond in September. U.S. Trea s u ry DePa lmetot DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. land 4 Friday and. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25-"Winter Time, Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie, Cesar Romero, Woody Herman; RKO Pathe News. Sunday, Sept. 26-"The Phantom of the Opera," Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains; Nursery Rhyme Mysteri:)s. Monday, Sept. 27-"Someone to Remember," Mabel Paige, John Craven; "I Can Hardly Wait," .?'hree Stooges; Terry Toon. Tuesday and Wednesday, 'Sept. 28 and 29-"Destroyer," Edward G Robinson, Marguerite Chapman; RKO Pathe News; March of Time. Thursday, Sept. 30-"Adventures of a Rookie," Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Margaret Landry; Grantland Rice Sportlight; Color Cartoon. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 a1id 3 Saturday, Sept. 25-"Someone to Remember," Mabel Paige; John Craven; The. Three Stooges; Terry Toon. Su'n(jay and Monday, Sept. 26 and 27-"Destroyer," Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford; RKO Pathe News; March of Time. Tuesday, Sept. --"Adventures of a Rookie," Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Margaret Landry; Broadway Brevity; Grantland Rice .... Sportlight. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29 and 30-"Best Foot Forward," Lucille Ball, Virginia Weidler, Harry James Orchestra; RKO Pathe News. Q ,PI g.' I' RECREATION BUILDING N o. 1 Friday, Sept. 24, 8:15 p .m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents. Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:15 p.m.-USO Camp Show. Sunday, Sept. 26, 8 : 15 p.m.-A. W. Melody Hour. ... Monday, Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p.m., Soldier Show. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 9:00 p .m.-Marion Lohrig. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 8:15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal. Thursday, Sept. 30, 8:30 p m .-Music, Mirth and Madness. ENLISTED MEN'S SERVICE CLUB Friday, Sept. 24, 8:15 p.m._:Dance. Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m ......:.Bingo. Monday, Sept. 27, 8:15 p.m.-Dance. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8:15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded wednesday, Sept. 29, 8:15 p.m.-Dance. Thursday, Sept. 30, 8:15 p.m._:_Group Singing. St. Petersburg Music. Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north; Phone 4755. HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north, Open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p m Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse, suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance 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. Monday through Saturday, 7:05 instruction. 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 Madison. 8:45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard. 9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. Mo0nday, Sept. 27--;. 7:00 .. ssical music, 607 Twiggs. street. 7:30 p .m.-Symphouic orchestra practice for aU service men interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p.m.-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street. 8:30 p.m.-Special program, 214 North Boulevard. Tuesday, Sept. 2812:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion. 7 : 30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; French conversational instruction, 607 Twiggs street; bingo, 214 North Boulevard. 8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium. 8:30 p .m.-Community sing, 506 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. 297:30 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 Nebraska-pool, bowling, ping pong; Family night, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. 8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club, 214 North Boulevard. 9:15 p.m.-Square dancing, 607 Twiggs. Thursday, Sept. 30-7:00 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. A. M.-WFDA-Drew Field Rev-PIER CENTER, municipal pier. Informal dancing every night. eille. Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction Monday, 8 : 30 P.M.-WDAE-Monday and Thursday. The Right Answer or Else. At both Centers every night Bomb-a-Dears, St. Petersburg Tuesday, 6:30 P.M.-WFLA-Junior Hostesses, are on hlmd to help you have a good time. The Squadronaires. Friday, Sept. 24 Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-s I t d h t 69th Air Force Band. pecia par y, ance, ore es ra. Prizes-PIER CENTER. Thursday, 8:30 10 P .M. Sept. 25-WDAE-Muslc, Mirth and Mada p.m ....:....Dance at Pier. ness. Saturday, 8:30 Wings and Flashes. Masonic Meeting John Darling L odge. F and A. M. 610 Madison street, Tampa, extends fraternal greetings and welcome to all Mason brothers. An invitation is extended to attend the weekly Wednesday night meetings. Visit Your PX! BRANCH J,OCATION *Main Bev. and Clothing 2nd & Ave. F Main Mdse. and Spec. Order Dept.. 2nd & Ave. F No. 1 . 8th & Ave. A *No. 2 ..... Area F on Ave. J No. 3 ... 8th & Ave. H No. 4 ........... E-lst & Ave. L No. 5 ........... Camp DeSoto No. 6 . Plant Field No. 8 . .4th & Ave_ L *No. 9 ......... Hosp. Area-B-10 *No. 10 . 1st & Ave. J *No. 11 ........... 2nd & Ave. M No. 12 . Flight Line No. 15 .............. WAC Area 3rd F. C ...... ...... 3 F. C. Hq. Filling Sta Ave. J at E. Fence *-Branches with Soda Fountains or Beer Gardens. Sunday, Sept. 26-3 p.m.-Becky Cox will draw your portrait, HOME CENTER. 5 p .m.-Canteen Supper. Home cooked food. HOME CENTER. 7 p .m.-Informal party, singing, refreshments. PIER CENTER. Monday, Sept. 27,7:30 p.m.-Square dancing-Hill-Billy music. PIER CENTER. Tuesday, Sept. 7 : 30 p m .-Bridge and prizes. PIER CENTER. Wednesday, Sept. 29-WIVES' CLUB-luncheon every Wednesday, 12 o'clock noon at Detroit hotel. Service men' s wives invited. 7 : 30 p m .-Special dance at Pier with orchestra. Clearwater LOUNGE, 601 Cleveland (across from the Capitol Theater). Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p .m., for the convenience o f Service Men. BEACH CENTER. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a .m. until 6 p.m. Open week days by request. Directions may be obtained at the Lounge. Dances. W ednesday nights from 8 p m until 10 : 30 p.m., and Saturday nights from 8 p .m. until 11 p .m.-Municipal auditorium. Women's Residence Club The Women's Residence club, 820 South Rome avenue, operated by the National Catholic Community Service, USO, is operated for the wives,' mothers, relatives and friends of the Service Men. Mrs. Sarah Schaefer, Director, extends a welcome to all wives, mothers, sweethearts and friends of Service Men as well as girls in defense work. Rooms upstairs 50c a night, downstairs 75c a night. Cooking privileges and laundry privileges. Accommodations for women with babies-50c a night for the mother and 25c for the child. Service available for from one night to three weeks. v
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 PAGE NINE 588 Promotions Herald 28 States As Home Locale BY PVT. JACOB WEIDENBAUM I am literally filling in space for Sgt. Martin L. Wolf while he enjoys a well deserved furlough in New York city. Also on furlough, is the genial Sgt. Ben Valenza from S-1 at 'Headquarters. The most important event of the week for the 588 SAW was promotions. The fortunate fellows come Frank Bower. Tell us about the from 28 states and I thought that attractions, fellows. you readers would enjoy having Pvt. Paul Housel, the Ass't them grouped by state and home Chief Cleaner Upper at Headcommunity. Their names with quarters is bemoaning the fate their present grades are as fol-that passed him by on the promolows: tion list. Don't cry Paul, you have Arkansas: T/5 Grover 0. Hall, Da-plenty of company. mascus; 'l'/5 Willard Durham, Ott. NOTE: If you have any News c .. urornia. : T/4 llowanl D. Stitt, Los Items, give them to your F /Sgt. Angeles; T/5 William A. Ga.bel, Los or bring them into your Orderly Angeles: T / 5 Peter T Hera.ndez, Po-mona; T/5 Thomas H. Lovell, Whittier. Room. Anything that the men are Colorado: Sgt. Calvin E. Johnson, talking about will be welcome Greely. in this column. Just remember to Enlists P R I VAT E -E v e c u r i e daughter of the late Mme. Marie Curie, famous scientist, snapped in London, England, in the 'uni form of a private in the French_ Volunteer Corps. Connecticut: T/5 Edwa.rd J. Murray, be reasonable about what you Uartford; Frank S. Bower, Mid-submit. dletown; T/.5 Charles N. Fallon, New Ha\'en Georgia: T / 4 Bennie Auerbach, At lanta. Illinois: T/-l Jack F. Edgecomb, Springfield; T/5 Thomas E. Chicago: T/5 Sigurd R. Jo.hnson, Cln cago; T/5 Charles E Gustin, Harris burg. Indiana: T/4 George C. Mumaw, Kokomo. Iowa.: T/4 William J. Keating, 111us catine; T/5 Clinton A. Willis, Des Moines. Louisia.na: 'l'/4 R:ttcliffe F. Tballer, New Orleans; T/5 \\'ill C. Foster, Rus ton; T /5 Cecil A. 1\lcCall, Bernice. Sgt. Irving Ozuransky, Lynn; 1Vil Jan1es T. Flannery, Fall River; T/4 John J McCarthy, Lawrence; Cpl. Clarence S. Dela.ney, Andover; T /5 Rosario B:tttaglia, Bos ton; T/5 James G. Bowman, 1\lalden. lllichig:m: T/5 \Villinm D. 1llo1se, l'ontiac. llfississippi: T/5 Perry I. Strickla-nd, Lexington. lllissouri: T /4 Harlie H. Boone, Cooter; 'l'/5 Victor C Davidson, 1\lc Clurg; T/5 Hillard Tims, Gideon. New Jersey: T/4 Fred E. Crogie, Trenton; T/4 Walter }Jell, Beach Haven Crest; T/5 Julius P. Fo<>nsocket; T/5 Joseph X. Cunning ham. Providence. Tennessee: T/4 Dohmer H. Lynn, Sparta: T/5 Uoward R. Hiett, 111on<> ville; T /5 Ulis R. Long, Chatta.nooga. Texa.: Sgt. George McCullouJ!:h, Hen deri
PAGE TENDREW fiElD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 Supplying Units Is Tough, Rough raskof853dAW 51 7th Men Pass Rumor And Digln Rumor is abroad in 517th Fighter Bomber that every one is to be re-Last week we paid tribute to the telephone section, so classified to carpenters. t b is week it' s onJy fair that we bow in the d irection of least, from the energetic way property section. that the squadron turned to These are the boys who labor long and valiantly. to fixing up the old shacks for keep our on Drew field fully supplied with their Sigmerly occupied by the 84th, nal supplies. one would think they were a Due to the fact tha they have Squadron Party had t o take over several new bunch of demon carpenters. warehouses recently, they have' Even the room was been desperate' short-handed Planned -by ]14th hard at work. W1th veterans and have had to work very long as Ford, Herron, and Lev1tre those hour s and have had to forego records were really being polished their u sual one day off per week. Capt. Charles J. O 'Laughlin, up. Last week Major Swanson squadron commander, takes great After a few days' wo.rk, a lookasked if any of the men in the pleasure in making the following m on the boys on the hne showed CIVILIANS AND SOLDIERS receive Communion from Chaplain Carl W. Hewlett, .Chaplain, at dedicatory services for new Camp De Soto chapel. Second woman from soldier's left is Mrs: Rosa A. Locey, who cut ribbon across chapel door, officially opening the building. other sections would help out in that Pete Phillips 1ad his com-the W arehouse section on their announcement: munications section '!"set up, de-days off, an
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 PAGE ELEVEH Best of Blend for 714 By PVTS. R. MACK_ENROTH AND J. VACORKEL Wine! Women! and Song! ... or better yet, Beer, WACs, and "Down by the Old Mill Stream" sums up the day of all days for the 714th last week at Lake Ellen. What a day! If you can imagine this. T / 5 Snyder breaks his toe, in fact, the right Bars, Chevrons Grow as Acorns About 491 Squad index felange. Unsung "Hairbreath Harry" of the party was T/5 Herman. Herman interrupted his evening festivities when his acute ears detected, above the din of excitement. the faint cries of a sinking WAC. PAGE HERO The T / 5 rocketed tothe edge of the raft, on which he was already situated and, although he was nice and dry, he plunged into the cold, wet water. By S/SGT. WORLOCK After splashing violently for h some time, he managed to drag As we look back over t e the gasping G I damsel from her events of the past week in distress. By the way, she was exthe 491st Fighter Bomber tremely appreciative and recov"Corporal, step over here and see how far out of line you are." ered with amazing rapidity. Squadron we find that a great Hm-m-m-m. Ch Add d f d 84th N many changes have taken Fickert, usually a timid diver, eVfOnS e agge ewcomers place. showed an extraordinary abm-T 571 Slee es We are glad to see the ty, that day, by diving from the 0 V I F d D Fl v I f men safely back from the Yoney Questioned In rew oors e Ve y northern climes and wish to ly, he wouldn't do more than a ':J 1 H f them on the front dive at water level, he By PVT. DAVID c. JONES Desptfe Gre. enup s 00 s proceeded to demonstrate to fine work that they did while Willis (who, it may be said, is and PFC. ALEX POULOS th th C t B a pretty good diver) the in-Sept. 16 was an eventful day ey were ere. ap ain tricacies and techniques of the for some of the boys of the 571st L. Rorie, former command-most complicated aquatic aerial Battalion because of their promoing officer of this squadron, feats. Honestly, this party did tions. The following men were is with us again and he is wonders! promoted to: T /Sgt. Thane J De-laney, to Sgt. Howard R Geyer, taking up his duties where The exhibited to T / 4 Robert E. Moore, William h l ft ff C t l t' rare ability; Lieutenant Cullen T. O 'Gorma n and Thomas V. Rey-e e O ongra U a IOns acted expertly as master of cere-nolds, to T / 5 Frank w Knowl-to CO for the promotion monies. Lieutenants Ganchou and ton. Benjamin E Nestle, Frederic he received while he was Trainer. after greeted with R Sinnott and Allen R. Wery. d bl b general enthusiasm, started the True or false: Pvt. Yogey, did away. Those ou e ars show off with a bang! In our es-you or didn't you get married last really look swell. timation, lieute!lants really Sunday? Lt. R E. Duell, assistant ada boost. No We want to congratulate Pvt. jutant, is functioning in his new JOke, they were certamly tops.. Jack Lorenz f01' the new addition position and the reports from the A former and favo1 :Ite to his family. It was a sevenmen who work with him say that the 714th, JIJ? Covert, was m-pound girl. he is "OK." VIted. as a guest and Lt. Stout, Lt. Graham, Lt. tertamer. Jim gave a sparkling The mEm of Headquarters and Young, Lt. Euart, and Lt. Stubing as D: .. Covert and Plotting wish to express their By PVT. ELLIOTT OGDEN JR. Washington, D. C., is not the only place in the country where there is a housing shortage. Your writer walked into headquarters barracks one night last week and stumbled over the supil)e bodies of several Air Corps men, who were sleeping in the aisle. It seems that these men had just arrived at Drew Field, and they were mighty tired out from their journey; so instead of looking for a bunk, they threw their mattresses on the floor and "hit the hay." FURLOUGH NEWS One can imagine S /Sgt. Greenup's embarrassment when he walked into the barracks and stepped on a man's face. In Operations, M/Sgt. Henry night life of the big city was so strenuous, that the Sergeant journeyed to his sisfer's home in Wilton, Conn., to recuperate. PAGE DOC I. Q. have been recently transferred his Snake 01l Medicme Show. deepest appreciation to Lt. Sant Ambrosio for the many things p M h d L and as we bid them "So Long Believe me, he nearly con-. oore as arnve 1n ong 1 he has done to make their ath-Since M /Sgt. Ed Roddy has gone to West Virginia on his furlough, Sgt. Joe Perri is now acting section chief in Intelligence. Sergeant Perri has been commended in letters from Colon e l Vance and the Chilean delegation for the good job he did in compiling a photographic album for the Chilean officers. we send our best wishes a ong vinced us that we had missed Island, N. Y., to spend a 15-b t f 1 k letic and social activities posand" wish them the. es o uc a product that would cure any-sible. day vacation, while S/Sgt. in their new outfit. thing from the G.I. blues to Schroeder, the 0 per a t i 0 n s The Orderly Room has under-arterial schilerosis of the glu-Headquarters and Plotting draftsman, went to New York gone many changes and we find tius maximus! Company was well rewarded last city on his furlough. that our first sergeant is James Also, two boys representing week with a new company com-Velpocelli .vhom we are glad to the Special Service gave .out mander, 1st Lt. Rowland N It was sort of a family re-Before they joined the Army, welcome back. Sgt. Stinnette is with strictly high-class enter-Mings, who has served as union for T/Sgt. Howard MatCorporal Andrew Kotnik and now sergeant major and the only tainment. battalion adjutant for some time. thewson, Syracuse, N. Y., as Private Harley Ploen never f th ld g l ft e W I h t 1 t his brother David, U. S. Navy, one: o e 0 5an e ar Friend Mowrey lately has been e a so WIS o we come 0 our thought they would be teaching S I S t G b C I G 'll and Lt E f 1 f was able to get home the same g reen erg, P 1 sporting a beautiful big shiner. company wmg, ormer Y 0 school. However, the two men Pfc. Dandar. S /Sgt. Disdier did Believe it or not, his explanation 720th Sig. A W. Co. time the Sergeant was on his from Group Chemical Warfare a fine job to get the pay-roll is actually this: That while doing The boys in the various com-furlough. When questioned are now doing just that. Every ready to sign on time. his best to survive C.Q., a mos-panies have been having classes about the Syracuse women, morning from eight to eleven, t iff Matthewson replied, "I'm a We ha.ve a pilot in our squad-quito managed to circumvent Ia ely on the d' erent topics married man." they hold classes for the en-ron with 80 hours flying time Mowrey' s frantic efforts and which are necessary to know listed men of the 84th Group who is working in Supply. He stung him directly above the right whether they are on the field S / Sgt. Harold Large, supply, is in gas mask drill, chemical is Pfc. Seegmiller and he holds optical apparatus! AI) me, what or in the battle fields of the back from a terrific furlough agents, and field identification a civilian license. i\nother of t_o_d_o_! ______________ __ N_e_w __ ...:G:...o.:..o.:..dG::,:._w:.:....::.o..:.r.::k:.:.., ...;P::..:I:..:'o:..:f.:e.:.ss.:..o:..:r:..:s:.:... __ our men, or rather one who was our man, is headed for classification center. to be accepted for Cadet training. Good luck to you Pfc. James Maguire. Lt. Grahame Enthoven has been assigned to Group Intelligence as Assistant S-2 to carry on the fine work that he was doing as the 491st Intelligence Officer. PORK CHOPS PERHAPS From the Armament and Ord nance shop comes word that Sgt. R E. "Dick" Neider has a path worn to the Union Bus station and that it is not to see about bus fares. Sure is cute, isn' t she, sergeant? The boys are still trying .-et T /Sgt. Larimore to invite them up for dinner some night but far they have not h a d very good luck. Keep .trying, fellows. The Communications Section welcomes IA. Feldman as Assistant Communications Officer a..,. pledge their utmost co-operation to him. Congratulations to Sgt. William "Bill" Greenberg who just added the "Shack "tripe." Cpl. Louis Goldblatt is on fur loug h t in Massachusetts and we will b e t that the corporal i s really having a time for himself. Lt. Ralp Kaplowitz i s in Long I r;la nd, 'f'.' e w York, as this paper goes to pres s and it i s understood that h e is waiting to be called "Papa. Subs Beware! 2Jd Overhead By JOSEPH ECONOMY JR. 1.. And so the AAFC was organ-When President Roosevelt and .Prime Minister ized, with squadrons located along the Eastern and GulJ; frontiers. Churchill announced at their historic Quebec meeting that Among these was the 23rd the high seas were comparatively free of Axis subs, the Anti-">ubmarine Squadron, for-23rd Anti-Submarine Sqaudron here at Drew reached a merly the 7 6th Bombardment Squadron, from Boise, Idaho. The new high In enthusiasm. 23rd first came to life at Drew For this little known unit has had an effective part in Field. in. April o f and from cUIbing th arrogance of the I forward Its growth was e rapid. wolves. home front was rallying to the Not many months ago, H1tler aid but between home and At f1rst the 23rd was the way boasted that he could produce figllting front lay miles of sub-almost every new unit is until more 1J-boats than the Allies infested seas. it becomes acclimated to its could smk. new environment. NAZI EATS CROW The Air.Patrol, (CAP) It boasted of only a few And last winter a daring Nazi 111 With the Navy, Planes, but what it lacked in was domg a renowned ,10b of numb r t d t th s u b chief radioed: "No longer anti-submarine patrol work, but e s 1 rna e up m s rcng will the American people loll on the planes were inadequate to They weren't much to look at, sandy r ches, for we shall see the task. H.'s true, just like any other to that." plane, except that they were Before the Quebec announce-Small, former civilian sport clothed in a special suit of ment, little publicity had been planes, were equipped with camouflage. given the anti-sub me11 radios and some with depth The U S. Army Air Forces charges, but otherwise they were UNITY WORKS Anti-submarine Command unarmed. The months rolled by and (AAFAC) was first organize d They could spot a sub, radio its sprin g went .'_lto summer's heat, when it became widely known position and course, l a y a couple and the Army and Navy Antithat ;.Inprecedented numbers of of "eggs on its wake and then Submarine Patrols together began merchant sihps were daily fallin g scoot or home base. to achieve unheralded results. prey to roaming Nazi subs. There's no doubt they caused The 23rd had grown much Things were really in bad untold consternation to the pig-larger riow, and a great part of shape; the fighting fronts were boat raide rs, but something more the efficie ncy was due to the crying for supplies and the was needed to fill the gap. youthful commanding officer, 28-year-old Maj. Wm. McDowell, graduate of Wes t Point. Under his direction special anti -submarine lectures were given the pilots, bombariers and navigators; motion pictures and actual films l:aken on the spot of AAFC planes destroying the U-boats were shown and various methods of 'attack fully explained and taught in detail. The combat crews were educated in safety on water landing, how to make the best use of rubber life-rafts and subsistence on the most meager of foods. Day after day the flights roared out oner the Gulf and the Atlantic on their routine missions but thos e monotonous hours of patrol work were beginning to reap a golden harvest. All that time spent cramped in the plastic nose of a ship, or hunched over a navigaton chart, or straining tired eyes intently over the mirrored surface wasn't for naught. The men of the AAFC who flew those missions, as well as the men of the Navy and the CAP, re ceived the highest praise tiM services bestow: "Well donef'
PAGE TWELVE Recreation Plan Hailed Success By 746th Writer DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 INVESTMENT Good Ole orew And 498th Unit Gets Kiska Vets Lt. Col. Gilchrist 84th Group Chief Has Seen Action Pautellarian invasion force, the 81st Fighter Group covered the invasion convoys as they left for Sicily, The colonel is "damn glad to get home," as he had never seen five-months-old William D. Gilchrist Jr.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 PAGE THIRTEEH Geniuses Galore Football Tactics Warble With Art Of 503rd Medico I B d B k Keep Docs Alert n an arrac .ByCPL.JOSEPHH.ALDINI 90 Jd'CokeCrazy' After Reynolds Gets Silver Leaf Well, it won't be long now. By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI Nearly all the arrangements Glad tidings and great joy echoed throughout the A recent census of the 69th AAF band personnel dishave been m:ade (including Quartermaster Offices as elated personnel hastily scribbled closed philosophers,one two composers, one the beer), for the consolidated names on a huge under the heading, "Congratudog-fancier, and two poets of questionable ment-the rest company party which will be lations; Colonel Reynolds." of the men comprise an assorted variety of mere genius. held on the 27th and from all The new Lt. Col., Harry T. Reynolds, was out at the spokesm.an philosophers,. Sgt. Leo reports it' s going to be a time m?-king an inspection when notification came, but nen, IS an unselfish mdiv1dual who has JUSt spent his fur-humdinger. Watch for fur-when he returned (as he later admitted) he sensed some-lough in strict seclusion propounding a treatise of great ther announcements. thing was up. significance and implication. His statement will be availSome will be 'ucky if they the good broke and bl f l 'L k 1' th t 1 s th t T I S t h1s off1ce swarmed w1th the rank to the QM men who drive these busses. Here they are: Cpl. Ralph Cashman, Pvts. Gerald Stevens, Mitchell P. Wells, Martin Hagen; Leo Barnes, John Assalome, Willis Freeman, Joseph Walorg, John Tillman, Virgil Sigauw and Eugene C. Whitsel. a e or genera consumption as soon as u e recovers Ive a ong. eems a g d f'l f 't' t Walk of the Medics is trying to an 1 e 0 persons wa1 mg o from hiS drum up business for his Com-speak to hrm,. ;')oon and Sgt. Jerry Sedlak 1s the artist-"No-Tag Dances" announced with manding Officer by his rough and c1gars were d1stnbuted he has proven his ability with a lilt and a rhyme by our chubby tough tactics in the daily foot-ance 8:nd the. coke machme d1d a po_rtrait sketches of band. mem-saxist, Cpl. "Mahoney" Costello. ball games. Better watch out, busmess. bers. His latest pastel, that of our Sgt. Luukkonen, the crew's sergeant. From the spirit that pervaded Eaton is a real mas-leader, alternates with "Mahoney" F/Sgt. Wood is s weating out it was very obvious that everyone terp1ece; 1n fact, the sketch on these outbursts. He shuffles his his furlough which he hopes is was happy and well pleased,seems n;ore ahve than the origi-phi-louse-ophy and poetry in such coming up next month. From that now, a colonel nal subJect. a way as to stun the innocent vic-the looks of her picture I don' t heads the orgamzatwn. Pvt. John Tillman is tremendously interested in an "Object d' Art" located in the WAC pen no. t far from the GM installation. She is claimed by Echoes to be a "best dressed" WAC, too. -But the .story goes that Tillman had a lawn chair which he shared. with S/Sgt. EXHIBITION PLANNED tims into insensibility-it's sur-blame him. He even gc;>.:s so far OTHERS, TOO prising how "Luke" can stand the as to make reservatwns two stuff himself. weeks in advance. Why don' t Jerry is going on furlough this week, and when he returns we may have an exhibition of .his works for the benefit of Drew Field's connoisseurs of art. Genius is 50 common within you bring her back with you, Ray? the 69er's ranks (26 out of 36 TOC' SOFT? have it), that it is hardly worth After Cpl. Sam Schiavone's disheartening experience. with "My Sweet," an original song, our other company composer chooses to remain anonymous. Wher.. two popular numbers, with similar titles. appeared on the music counters recently, .Sam thought he would change the name of his song to "My Sweat"-but that didn't seem to coincide with the general theme and sentiment of his composition (something about the moon, love, and stuff like that). Now Sam is concentrating on his post-graduate V. D. Control course. mentioning. However, when one of the group tries to elevate himself above this category, he deserves a medal (or something)-even if he aspires to be a comedian. Sgt. Gordon Booth's Dance Or chestra would do well to develop some comedy novelties around trumpeter Harry Ferris (one huf dred pounds crammed into five feet of sergeant): Harry is really clever at pantomime, and he can d ance. too. So far, he has reserved his talent exclusively for the band members. The Service Club and Officers' Club clientele deserve to share in this entertainment. Nearly forgot to mention that the band also has some musicians "long-haired," "short-haired," and "no-hair" at all. Come around to our. concerts, broadcasts, parades and dances, and let's get acquainted. The first sergeants haven' t made any move to play that soft ball game vet-Afraid, fellows? F /Sgt. Smith of the 3rd Reporting Company is still day dreaming these days. His wife went back home the other day but a P .icture of "the Little Commando," as he calls him, has a place of honor on his desk. Nice kid, too! SIGN UP Tll\IE Don' t forget the dance over at St. Petersburg on the 22nd. We' ,re allowed 100 men from the Regiment, so don' t disappoint the girls by not filling the quota. The Regiment is nciw taking infantry d rill every night from 4:30 to 5 p .::n. and is rapidly rounding into shar again. The men really are looking good after only a wee k of the school of the soldier. In a few more weeks they'll be :.;ble to .natch anyone on the field. Keep up the good work, 1nen. .Pfc. Gus DeRidder' s fondness for dogs is so keen that the canine realm probably has a reverse version of the old adage about the dog being man's best friend. The subject of dogs is so dear to Gus that, at times, it causes him to lose sight of his ambition to be a civilian again. Cpl. Joe Ow ings is expected to swell the ranks' of the Band's Dog Fanciers to two, as soon as Gus gets his newest book on thoroughbreds Super Dupe Screwball Grog. Brains Up Scheme and mongrels. RHYME REASON At the bull session of the Third the "Poet's Corner" i s the boys were expressing the.ir already a copyrighted feature, we Ideas on how to hurry up and wm can't devote too much space to the war. Up came an excellent ciur bards-but if you chance to suggestion from a yardbird pardrop in at the Service Club when ticipant. the Deep Sleep Seven (or Eight) Said he: "Look; why not attach jazz band is dispensing its mu-super-bombs to airplanes and have wares, you will hear the the planes dive at ships, dropping the bombs just in front of the boats! These bombs would make terrible holes and the ships would fall into the holes and sink to the bottom. Good idea?" An officer standing nearby, overhearing the entire conversation, casually remarked: "Say, boy, what do you eat, dope?" [A Dog at St. Pete---Grrr By SGT. EUGENE L SAFFERN selves down under the sun hid. F' f h den behind the cumulus clouds When the GI at Drew 1eld gets his day of e tnps and put on colored glasses to lightly into Tampa under the weight of a barracks bag full make the clouds look darker than of laundry. Suddenly he is confronted by the awful fact they are .. they talk : whatever 1t Is a boy and g1rl that he has time on h1s hands-a whole day With nothmg find to talk about on the sands to do. This is so unusual that he is lost until the happy of St. Petersburg. He calls her th ht t k h' lik L'b h H b Katy, because she reminds him oug s n es 1m e a 1 erator smas 1ng am urg of Hepburn and she calls him that Florida is a vacationland ... beaches, sunshine, women, Henry, he reminds her so he plunks down 80 cents for a ride to St. Petersburg and of Aldrich. a day packed brimful with adventure. The t.ime 11asses quickly and If he arrives before noon, he a man approaches, looking will discover that all the good tanglement, the direct fire of a somewhat like a cross between burghers are still abed, recover.30 caliber machine gun, and Jon Hall, Bob Taylor and Jack ing. from the festivities of the pre-the arms of Dorothy Lamour Dempsey. She junips up with vious evening. Accepting: this at one and the same time. He a gleeful little gurgle, kisses fact gracefully, he goes to the threshes about in the water him on the cheek, and says, beach and stretches his scantily like a stricken whale until he "Oh, darling, I'm so glad to see clad frame on the deserted sand. becomes aware that new ar-you. This is Private Since there are any number of rivals on the beach are viewing We've just spent a delightful cumulus clouds in the sky, he his discomfort with glee. afternoon together. May I pre-doesn't have to worry about the sent Captain my bus-bogey of sunburn he falls Returning to land, a lovely band." asleep ... waking very hot and sunmaiden with the appropriate uncomfortable ... decides to cool contours says, "I see the jellyfish off in the water. out there stung you. It really isn't GETS SALT SUPPLY serious ... happens all the time. The G.l. scrambles to his feet. saluting five or .six times in quick time and says, "Well, uh, got to get back to the field uh, hapPY to meet you ... uh, E Pluri bus Unum." Upon submerging he drinks enough sea. water to leave the taste of salt with him for a week. Then he strikes out hard and strong in the direction of the fullmasted sailing ship on the horizon, dreaming of cut-throat pirate3 on the Spanish Main. After covering the distance of approximately 25 yards, all hell breaks loose. He seems to be caught in a barbed wire en-Here, let me put some lotion on the sting. ONLY A TRIFLE He buys some stuff at the PX Meanwhile, nice big welts to apply to the sun blisters on his emerge on his arms and back, back. If he could sleep he would turning purple. and any second dream about a day packed brimhe expects to see arms drop ful with adventure" ... but since off, but the lady IS extremely it is too painful to touch his pretty, so he laughs ha, ha chest or back with the mattress and says it is a mere trifle he spends the night jn the ... ha, ha ... please don't bother. reading "See Here, Private Har So the two of them sit themgrove!" Hargrove, the jerk. The Major wasn't the only one to receive a promotion in the QM! Pfc. Clarence H. Johnson, Car-penter Shop ,and Pfc. Huppert P "Baby" Phillips. Howell, Cold Storage, made cor-poral. Privates Tom J. Wardin-Both .of them like,Ferdi gle of the Property'Section, Wal!land the Bull-they JUSt sat, facter Skoriak, typewriter repairthe yv barra.cks. They man Allan L Brown and Edwin JOyed this mexpens1ve and harmF Fultz of the Commissary Ofless pleasure until-until the fice, graduated to that first chair disappeared. stripe. Congratulations, soldiers! WHO DUNNIT? Those in the hospital at the Rumor has it that they eventu-present time are Pfc. Delford ally moved the chair over into Worley, Pvt. Abe Rosen and the WAC lawn. But here our Pvt. Johri E. Taylor. Remem story ends. .What happened to ber to visit these men. the chair no one knows, and just Pfc. Don Williams returned what these two are going to do from. furloughing at his home in now remains a mystery. Wachufa. Pfc. Adam Tesner, it Pfc. Bernard Watters has a picseems, spent his time in Tampa! ture collection of native Ha Pvt. Jim McWain went all the waiians that he zealously guards. t L d c l f Most everyone warits them, but it way 0 m say, a 1 orma, and remains to find the highest bidback. Not nearly so far, but a long way went Pvt. Ray Smith, der .... Landscape artist of the whos e home is in Ionia, Mo. QM is Pfc. Umberto "York" Mi-ozza, who has expended his ef-BACK ON JOB forts to beautify e front of Pfc. Wilburt C Wise has reSeco'nd Platoon barracks, also opturned from Pittsburgh, Pa. T/5 posite the WAC apartments. Mickey McGuire rolled in from The boys appreciate your work, Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Cpl. Robert Miozza .... The outstanding Java E. Hall enjoyed himself at home hound is Pfc. Vincent CavaJ,Lini. in Portland, Maine. Pfc. Despite hot weather, he qG"affs Weekly is back from Athens, it religiously. Could be that since Ohio. All of these men are clam-he comes from the Baked Bean oring to get back on the job, too! city. Boston, he would naturally That the QM makes good use consume ari abqormal amount, of the Base bus line is an estab-but we always thought of Bos lished fact, but let' s give a salute tonians as tea sippers. CAN YOU MATCH IT? PICTURED ABOVE is six feet of tenderloin, providing you care for rattlesnake meat. The guy with the elongated hunk of reptile is T / 5 Ray Turbasewski of the 569th SAW. Ray, who boasts the longest name in his outfit challenges any Drew soldier to match him in name or rattler. Any comers?
PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 Chevrons Go With Neatness WAC's Winners Say PFC. WISE T/5 BRENNER Ever take a second glance at those men whose arms are sagging under stripes? Nine out of ten of the top non-coms are gleaming specimens. from clean-cut head to shining shoes. They didn't suddenly develop persona] pride along with the second ''rocker." That bright, may well be responsible for stripe-laden sleeves "Certainly I think personal its two competitors, the 624th and pearance is a ticket to success,' the 503rd, but it couldn't catch 1st Sgt. Lawrence B Holli-up with the 314th, who, as usual, day of the 314th Headquarters was represented with a shining and Air Base Squadron. In Civilsoldier. ian life, the man with the millionThe 903rd fell [nto line beside dollar look is most apt to get the those organizations having a pair million dollars. Iil the Army, the of smart G I.'s. soldier who looks like a 'smooth Was your group represented? operator' is apt to be picked out Let's see them there next week! when the promotions come around." .RECORD SHOWS Sergeant Holliday' s record at the 314th proves that hard work had its reward, but five. promotions in six months was an easy jump for a man with Sergeant Holliday's soldierly The dapper sergeant. who used to dole out groceries and bills as Sig Det 22. 23 Likes Its Poetry -"So Does We .. By T/5 T. P. ALLEN manager of the local A. & P. store Last Monday Pvt. John R. Beat Manning, S. C., is still single, han, T/5 Charles Serline,. T/5 girls. (But he professes to have Clifford W. Ault, and Pfc. Charles three or four "steadies" in F. Writz were given a glad hand Tampa.) of welcome as .they returned to The other four lucky G.I.'s duty in Signill A W Detachments 22 & 23 respectively. A good time was reported as having been indulged in by all of them on their furloughs. Among the men the sergeant hates Ate those who cut in on his dates: CPL. ABENDSCHEIN FOR SALE TWO. ELECTRIC irons. $5 and $10, Too high but it can't be beat. Pvt. E. A. Freeman, D Co .. 5th S.A.W. Trng, Bn., Barracks 5 B20, end E. 1st St. PVT. RAGO Classified Ads. WANTED TO BUY WANT TO BUY,--Portable phonograph or table model radio-phonograph com bination, good shape reasonably priced. Lt. Ray E. Cumrine, TP 346 or Town H-25. 144. 743d Signal A W Company, MISCELLANEOUS WANTED -Projectionists, cashiers, ticket takers, ushers. and janitors for off-duty time. Good pay. See Lt. May a t Theater No, 3, CALLING all radio hams. Would like a call from a ll hams at Drew for qst. FOR SALE-HubbarCt meat s licer and mixer. For complete de tails, contact Sgt. Quinn, Hqs, 84th Bomb Gp. Phone 433. FOR SALE-Emerson oscillating electric fan, $20. Phone 4141. FOR RENT mag. Will also act as information for suggestions relative to forming a ==------------,----Drew H a m club, or holding a HamTWO rooms, completely private, one-fest. W9 D PU. T/Sgt. William J', CUSHMAN HUSKEY 2-h.p. scooter bike. Needs about $20 worth of re pairs. R econditioned it is worth $125, the first $65 cash t a kes it. See it at Quartermaster Warehouse 16-C-10 half block from Clearwater beach. KieweL Org, 314th Base Hqs. & AB Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt. Sq. Bks. 2l). Hutner. Ph. 4 30 (Drew Field). VISITING parents, sweethearts, and CAMERA fans att. Make an offer. Kodak recomar film pack. with ground glass focusing, dble. ext. b ellows. eye level finder, F 4:5 in compur shutter 1 sec.-1/250 with self timer, in good condit. Plus two cut HOUSE WANTED-Wife of Army Ofwives receive comfortable hospitality ficer. having 3 children, desires at-at the Drew Field Guest House. Attractive house in Bay Shore Boule-tractive rooms for 75c per day, Contact vard Section on 8 months lease. Price Miss Leland or Miss Nicks. Ph. 897 about $125 per month. Phone Drew at the Enlisted Men's Service Club. Field Extension 463 =;:;:::::::::::::::::::::::::========= SPEND your off-duty hours enjoying GIVE AWAY the fresh air and green grass of Drew Field's beauty-spot, the new golf film Ii:Olders, and cut film dev. tank. THE 2nd Training Battalion is in Really a sweet job. Write: Cpl. M. urgent need of old radios, tubes, L:pshutz, Company A, 533rd Sig. A W condensers, coils, or any other radio parts, for their new radio schooL Any PONTIAC 2-door sedan, 1935 modeL' contributions accepted most grateGood conditiOn $200. Harold Levy, fully. Call Lt. Adams. Ph. 326 S-3 Cpl., Station Hospital WAF D B-2. Section, 2nd Training Battalion. 1936 PONTIAC four-door sedan. in good condition Car needs tires LOS AN N therefore willing to sacrifice for $125 T D FOU D Apply or phone orderly room. Pvt. ,----,-----Leon Freed, 3rd Reporting Co. 501st WILL person who found yellow leather S.A,W.R portfolio in Service Club Monday WAR BONDS: Best buy in world. Can night please return to Hostess Office. be bought at Base Finance office, or Pvt. Rbt. J'. Minchew. 571st Sig. A.W. any post office. Seller is now engaged Bn. Co, C." in most important task ever underLOST-Brown leather billfold. some gone. Any denomination. Good return where near Company "B" of the 1st on inoney and safe return of loved Signal A W Training Battalion. Con ones. tains money and papers of great value. BICYCLE. same as new. See Sgt. E. L. Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W. Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq, & Hq, Fix, Company B, 1st SAW Tug. En. Sq. III FC. LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con-A REAL miniature Camera, fits the taining money and valuable papers. palm of your hand. Gwirette 'h 127, Finder please return to Pfc. Frank 16 pies per rolL Schnieder Xenon F.2 in Ortiz, Company D, 563d Sig, AW Com Pur. Rapid 1 sec. to 1/500. Cost $85 Battalion. REWARD. second hand. will sell for $60 with E. R case. Lt. A. T Beauchamp, Co. A 571 S .A.W. Bn. course And do your part to help keep it beautiful at the same time. It's your course ... Won't you help with the work of finishing it? All volunteers contact Lt. E. G. Metcalf at the golf course. MENDING to be done? Insignia to be sewed. on? Bring your mending to Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tuesday morning. The Officers' Wives S ewing Club will do your mending and sewing for you free of charge, GIFTS :wrapped free of charge for Service Men. YMCA USO. 214 N. Boulevard; YWCA USO. 607 Twiggs: Christian Service Center, corner of Tampa and T yler HOUSE SERVANT WANTED-Wife of Army officer, having three children and livi n g in Bay Shore Blvd, sec tion. wants woman as house servant. Hours l p.m. through the evening with one day off each week. Pay fourteen dollars ($14) per week. Per sons interested t e lephone Drew Field extension 463. FOR RENT who fell under our WAC's gaze this week were Pvt. John Rago of the 501st SAW. Regiment, Pfc. Wilbert C. Wise of the 903rd Quartermaster Platoon, T/5 Harold A. Brenner of the 761st SAW Company, and Cpl. Kenneth J. Abendschein of the 465th U.S.A.F Band. FOUND-Silver religious medallion and chain on Second street. Owne r may have same by identifying it. Call at Furloughing again. Pvt. Har:. WANTED TO BUY Bldg. 11-C-40. 588th Signal AW Tng. vey L. Steyer, truck driver in WILL pay $40 to $50 for a used piano Bn .. 1 s t Lt. C. E. Hum--'-p'-h_r_eYc..--=---, ANYONE vacating reasonable priced apartment in Tampa please contact S g t. Raymond Reed. Phone 615. Drew Field. SWAPS Private Rago, who was a rnaSignal AW Detachment 22, and accordion in good condition. Describe FOUND-Wheel. tlre and tube at First chine operator in civilian life, T /5 Alfred F. Coleman, a'cting size and make. Write to Pvt. Ed B plays the double role of PBX op-first sergeant of Signal AW De-Gerard, 72?th S.A.W. Co. Drew Field. Sth and E Sts. erator and pole line .constructor tachment 23 are taking off this BABY carnage, baby scale. Telephone NEW Universal 250-yd. surf reel and f th "f'ght' g 501 t" The k t t th ll f "h Lt. Hutner, 430. Drew Field. FOUND-College ring in trousers left rod with line for any type firearm in or e 1 In S :vee o ac ,In e ro o omUSED "Taylor" 'tot" or "baby at tailor shop 3. Bldg. 11 A-124. Owne r good condition value $25. Ma.ior Ina-Philadelphia man wears his fa-mg pigeons. stroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see may receive by calling for it at tailor binet, 407th F.G. Gp. Phone 427. tigues with the air of a general, You have heard of "Coming In Lt. Dively, Co. B. 553rd S .A.w. Bn.. shop. says his financee. 0 w d p ;, b t at Largo. LOST Set of expensive all-white TRANSPORTATION n a 1r:'g an a rayer u drums (Swingerland make). Were last WISE WISER thell' relatives Will see them com-camera, for a sensible priCe. If you seen in Company area of the 569th MY wife driving here from Shreveport. ing home on a .furlough and a need cash and not a camera, call 287 SAW Bn.. 2nd Reporting Company Louisiana. about Oct. 15. Could bring The 903rd's Pvt. Wise works on the files at Warehouse C. He finds his Army job. quite different from that which he had in a machine shop back at Pittsburgh, Pa. fare. and let's dicker. supply room, corner of "J" and East two (2) lady passengers at very rea, UP TO $100 cash for good "Martin" or 1st St. Are no longer there, since sonable price. Write or see Pvt. E. A. Also, last and perhaps .}east, "Gibson" guitar. Call "Mack," Ext. 569th has moved. Pvt. John Driscoll. Freeman, D Co. 5th S.A.W. Trng. Bn. your reporter comes up with a 459 or S/Sgt. McLaughlin, Hq. Co.. Det. 27 SAw. WANTED-To pool cars. St. Pete to second furlough. As we plan to 5th SAW Trn. Bn. Kitchen No. 29. FOUND-Camera which was evidently Drew. Hours: 7:30 to 5 Call 862 or h ld h t Okl Bid. No. 5A-22 stolen from rightful owner. Now in 56-014 in St. Pete, Lt. V C. Willitt. VISit t e o orne eepee 111 apossession of Lt. McConnell, Det. 3. 756 SAW Co, "It's easier. to keep my shoes shined,'' he grinned0 "Believe me, that's important to me, I'm not going to be a Pfc. all during my Army career!" homa, the land of the Red Men, film. What have you? Sgt. Ed. w. 1st Provisional School Battalion, 50 1st f b dd. d H H p t TEXAS are you going there ? some o our u 1es are a .VISing oy, q. lo ting Co .. 561 SAW Bn. SAW Regt:, lOth and Air Stree t. Would like a ride for wife and self us to be careful and not get WANT to buy foot locker suitable for LOST-Prescription sun glasses, lost on between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 TEXAS scalped by an Indian maiden. We overseas duty. Call Lt. Townsend. Ph. Drew Field. Address on case. E. 59th ... Would you like to have your car h I S-3253. Tampa. Street, N e w York City, If found, please drive n back to the Lone Star State Brenner, a radio repairman, was sighted by our WAC just before he entered Chapel No. 3, last Sunday morning. He told her. he had tried to dress just as carefully for church on the Base as he used to when he went with his wife, back home in Minneapolis. feel safe enough now, as t e n-. LQW-PRICED car for loca l transporta-return to Pvt. J. Harmon, Army for you? CALL Herbert V H erbert. dians are on the warpath against tion. Will pay cash, Ph. 466. Sgt. Emergency Relief, Hos. Anne x Bldg.. section. 314th Base Hqs. and the Axis too. Herman Cohn, Hq. & Hq, Sq. III FC. 8th and B. AB Sq. "After ali.'' he beamed, "Sun day off is an occasion. But I always dress just as carefully. Makes me feel tops, knowing I look that way." Corporal Abendschein, who cuts a mean groove on the 465th's drums, did his "teething" on the telephones at the telephone company at New York city. EVERY DAY Among the non-coms apt to fall, Are those who can't keep on the ball. Answen to BOB HAWK'S YANKWIZ 1. Islands. The Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland, Jersey Island in the English Channel, and the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. 2 Adding hot seasoning to a food. Our WAC caught him waiting 3. Because the table acts as a UJ1patiently for a bus, togged out sounding board and provides a for town. "But I dress just as larger sound-radiating surface. carefully, all week 'long," he as-4. Okra. Gumbo is another sured her. name for okra. "I want to make sure I'm 5. Both statements are true; shaved and shined when some-women are eligible for both posibody comes by with another tions. stripe, just looking for a lonely 6. A gathered flounce, or any sleeve." The reason? His pretty fussy trimming on a woman' s little financee, also a New Yorker garment. When our WAC asked whether 7 You should send it to her. his girl liked him better in civies 8 The Mediterranean Sea. or his uniform, the corporal 9 Yes, in most states. blushed, "My bathing suit!" he 10. The moisture in the kernel F E E W A N T AD FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY PERSONNEL IN DREW FIELD ECHOES BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & Ad Classification Classifications e FOR SALE c WANTED TO BUY e SWAPS e TRANSPORTATION e GIVE-AWAYS e LOST AND FOUND e MISCELLANEOUS e FOR RENT said. turns to steam and explodes the This week, the 50lst outranked shell. ILiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiilliiiiillii.-iiillii;;;o;;;o;;;;iiillii_,;;;;;;;;;;;;iiiiiii;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;iJ Name ... Org.
DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 PAGE FIFTEEN Takes City Title Third FC N 1ne Thre e Tilts Won From Signal Men As Pitchers Star .By SGT. JOE RARUS Living up to pre-series predictions, the strong Third Fighter Command Air Corps baseballers the Signal league representatives of the Third Fighter Command in a clean sweep of three straight games for the championship of the City Twilight League. All games were tight pitching duels, but t}J.e Air Corps lads managed to knock out the hits when they counted. The series pitching honors were divided among three hurlers of the Air Corps team, Paden Epps, Norman Tucker and mound for the losers, and except Hal Palumbo, each of whom won for the bad first inning, turned a game. in a creditable performance. The PALUMBO HURLS WINNER winners got only three hits otf The third and championship-Wojey, but two of them were clinching game was pitched by timely and came when needed. Palumbo, who limited the flag EPPS HURLS 3-HITTER wavers to three hits. The score In the opening game, at Cus-was 3-1, caden Park, Epps limited the Tucker turned in a brilliant Signal nine to three hits while pitching performance in the sec-his mates collected base DREW'S TWILIGHT CHAMPIONS FLASH VICTORY SMILE. Front row, I eft to right, ond contest and just missed a per-knocks off Landry, to win 5-2. are Pierce Butler, scorer, Orville (Blackie) Staiger, Frank (Moon) Mullins, Jim C latke, feet game. Landry. of the flag Hitting honors for the winners Paden Epps, John (Goose) Gosselin, player manager. Second row, same order: Roger wavers, ruined a no-hit, no-run in the initial tilt were divided game for Tucker, "by socking out between "Blackie" Staiger and Giorgi, Frank 'rVochinske, Hal Palumbo, Anthony (Bull) Esposito, Frank Antonnuei, Nor-a single in the fourth frame. Tucker, both men connecting man Tucker, Sal Cedrone, and Robert Oehme, coach, not in picture. Sixteen signal batters went for timely swats end driving in -------------------------------:---------------down via the strikeout route in two runs apiece. GRAPPLERS CAN'T GRAB Personnel Unit SHADOWS, SAYS ZOBEL, OfSthRumored STOPPED BY BLACKOUT the seven-inning contest, and only two runners reached first base. It was the best-pitched game of the season for the winners. Timely hits by "Moon" Mullins and "Goose" Gosselin in the first inning sewed up the game, with the final score reading 2-0. Pitcher Wojey was effective on the By CPL. CHAS. MARGOLIS "S-1 fears Processing on the About Face. Sir. Says Former Prof To Ex-Student In a stirring bout which gripped the attention of a soft ball field," or at least so 1 1 d' t M 1 d't I M z b 1 correspondent heard. Wh1le Ive y au Ience a unicipa au I an o e speaking to a number of players 746th SAW held his own_ agamst Billy from the Processing team, Fifth Williams for 20 mmutes before a city blackout termmated Signal A w. Training battalion, the contest. I learned that S-1 doesn' t show Privatt Zobel exhibited some fancy wrist holds and a crushing technique that continually subjected his opponent to the fine points of the gentle art of torture. We were a little disappointed that the match ended abruptly without a decision, for it seemed but a matter of minutes before Zobel would pin his victim to the mat. 'Vhen we first saw our strong man prancing around the ring we couldn't help noticing his bulging biceps, powerful shoulders and .ltra-manly physique. Believe it or not, our first interview took place in Kitchen No. 27, w'lere we found our Adonis witr. the iron constitution revitalizing his body with GI chow. It didn't take long for Pvt. Zobel 'to hearken back t o those good old days when he hained and fought with such masters a s Szabo and Shikat. His successful training brought him an enviable string of victories in metropolitan competition in and outside of New York, both as an amateur an<'l professiona] wrestler. The body bea.ttiful of Zobel, a by-product of this intensive has been seen in sev eral national magazines. This is an item in our wrestler's career to which he would ap preciate we attach no signlficance whatsoever. It seems to us, judging from Zobel' s record, that Tampa's grapplers will be due for a nasty mauling in the future. up, anymore, when games are scheduled to oppose the Processing team, I think I would be in clined to neglect an appointment, also. Qdd things do occur in the Army. Location of this incident was the III Fighter Command Headquarters building. Capt. B. J. Westbrook recently was transferre
PAGE SIXTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1943 (Continued from Page 9) by the use of the camera. Your biggest concern is direct observation, because when the plane crew can see you in its sight and release its bombs or pull the trigger on its guns-Soldier, "your tags are recovered." If the enemy has time to make pictures and can return to his base and have permanent records for study he can, without fear of anti-aircraft fire, fighter planes, fatigue, and the human element of forgetting details, determine by comparison wit)l other photos whether changes have been made in the area When you are about to move your vehicles into bivouac area, there are many things to remember, and mainly pick out your position beforehand and mark out on a sketch of the area how you will locate and disperse your vehicles, command posts, kitchen, bivouac area, etc. A good set of general rules to follow is: Proper choice of position to insure that vehicles, as well as personnel, are dispersed to reduce losses; proper erection of camouflage material; proper choice of camouflage material; and secrecy of position by use of camouflage. GLARE DANGEROUS When actually concealing your vehicle the same general method is used. First locate your vehicle in a good natural position, well dispersed, and under trees when possible. Cover all reflecting surfaces such as windows, headlights, tail lights, etc. Cover all voids by dropping the back flap and putting burlap or some suitable substitute over the windows. Break up the form of the vehicle by the use of a flat-top, fish net (these two are, of course, garnished to blend with the surrounding terrain), or the use of natural materials, such as trees, bushes, leaves, etc. Never take natural materials from places near your location. Finally, erase your tracks. Tracks leading to your position give you away. They can be easily erased by pulling a log or some wire, held down with a piece of iron, behind the vehicle and over the track. MORE ABOUTCIVILIANS (Continued from Page 1) was Base Transportation Serv ice, headed by Captain Anthony A. May. There are 25 employes in the office. ENGINEERS CLOSE ambulance. They had been burned badly and injured from the crack-up. Returning to the states on May 13. of this year, he was hospitalized at the Coral Gables (Florida) regional air force hospital for a month and a half. There he recuperated from malaria, stomach trouble, and injuries sustained in an airplane crash. He waf assigned to the Medical Detachment of Drew Eield in July of this year. Second to score 100 per was the Courts and Boards office. Meanwhile, the Post Engineer office, which has more than 500 workers, was close to the perfect mark. The largest amount of bonds was purchased by Pvt. Stanley :J. Andrzejewski, 828th Guard Sq., who invested $4,950. drzejewski bought $4,000 worth through the Drew Field branch of the First National Bank of Tampa, and $950 worth at the giant rally at the bandshell last Friday. At the same rally Mrs. Maida May, wife of Capt. May, bought a $1,000 bond. All week long civilians and soldiers found it fun to sign up for bonds at the "lunchtime follies" presented at various spots on the field by the Base Special Service Office. GOOD SHOW ln addition to acts staged by soldiers, citizens leaped at the opportunity to help the drive, giving out kisses and presenting jitterbug dances. Asking for a greater effort in the drive's home Dailey urged officers and enlisted men to go on a bond-buying spree Sept. 30-pay day. He pointed out that officers and men can purchase bonds direct at the Base Finance Office. The Finance Office also takes orders for Series G bonds and treasury notes, Dailey said. eral large sales in the G series already have been made, he added. MORE ABOUTVALOR MEDAL (Continued from Page 1) he dove down in a ground loop, hit a gasoline dump, and the plane burst into flames." Staff Sergeant Bolesta, then a corporal, made several sorties into the flames in spite of the element of risk involved that was accentuated by the eminent danger of explosion. He succeeded, finally with utter disregard for his own safety, in dragging two members of the four-man crew from the wreckage. After administering first aid io the injured men, he rushed them to a coastal hospital in his MORE ABOUTFOOTBAll (Continued from Page l) "Nothing's impossible but the possible," Yogi, the Echoes master of impossibility, has devised a sure-fire way to select football winners. His method is simple and the result a natural, in his proud opinion. Yogi measures the amount of rain falling on Drew each 60 seconds and subtracting five gallons, adds the number of soldiers on sick call, dividing by the number of gigs received each week. Yogi claims he made 15342 on the AGCT but we have a faint suspicion he's nuts. Here are Yogi' s predictions for the teh top games of the week: Army 18, Villanova 6; Detrojt 26, Brooklyn 12; Notre Dame :\3, Pittsburgh 0; Dartmouth 19, Holy Cross 12; Minnesota 42, Missouri 18; California 20, St. Mary's 14; Georgia Tech 26; North Carolina 7; Pennsylvania 13, Princeton 6; Texas 7, Ore gon 0; Navy 20, North Carolina Pre-Flight 19. If you've read this far, drop your eyes below and note the coupon with the above games printed for your prophecies. The Echoes will select each week ten soldiers who are best at picking the winners and scores. Names will be printed and suitable prizes will be presented. Coupons must be in the mail postmarked before 12, noon this Saturday. PIGSKIN PICK TO: Contest Editor, The Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th and B Avenue. Here are my scores for the ten games. Yogi is ....... Army Villanova N. Dame Pitt ......... Minn. Missouri ..... N. Car ....... Ga. Tech ..... Texas ...... Detroit ..... Dartmouth .. Calif. Oregon ...... Brooklyn ..... Holy Cross .. St. Mary's ..... Penn. . Princeton ..... Navy . N. C. Flight ....... Name, Rank, P. 0. GIRL OF THE WEEK EVALON SWENSON GETS the nod this week because she's one of St. Petersburg's loveliest and because she's now a member of Uncle Sam's armed forces, doing her share to push ahead that date you have with your "Effie" on the beach back hom e Makes you feel like che ering, doesn't she 1