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LAST CHANCE TODAY To Help Put Third War Loan Drive Over the Top Drew Field Echoes FOOTBALL PRIZE WINNERS ON PAGE 15 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 THIS CANDIDATE FOR THE NAZI CAVALRY seems to enjoy his food. As a matter of fact, as lively as Herr Hitler's speeches these days. He's named Trojan. More about him on pag-e 5, this edition. SPRAY FROM THIS FOG NOZZLE shoots out like machine gun bullets and has saved scores of lives and thousands of dollars for Uncle Sam. You'll see it in act>ion next Thursday as part of Fire Prevention Week. The Fire Department plans a gala program. Story on next page. SETSWORLD'S RECORDThe world's sit-UR _record was broken this week by Lt. E. P. Dee of Drew, who mad; a score of 4,004, out-doing the former mark of 3,650 held by Aviation Cadet Gregory Speros Of College, Miss. Starting his record-shattering exhibition of physical strength at 10 :30 a.m., Monday morning, Lieutenant Dee completed his 4,004tb sit-up at 1:48 p.m., taking the elapsed time of 3 hours, 18 minutes for his feat. This compares to 3 hours, 8 minutes it took Cadet Speros to do 3,650 sit-ups. Lieutenant Dee, a member of the Fif.th Signal A. W. Training Battalion, had previously done over 1,000 sit-ups on numerous oooasions. He had neve-r tried fO!' the record, how ev-er. War Bond Drive Boosted With $SO,OOO PX Buy; Campaign Nears Deadline Uncle Sam's. fighting arm got a terrific-and much needed-shotof financial ser,IJlm Thursday, when the PX invested $50,000 in Series G War Bonds. 1 The purchase skyrocketed Drew Field's contribution to the Third War Loan, but it was pointed out that the PX investment should not give civilians and soldiers over-confidence or lead them to believe the drive is over-subscribed. Uncle Sam still needs moneyand plenty of it-whether he gets it through stipulated war loans or through the day-in, day-out purchases of bonds. The $50,000 in bonds were bought through the Base finance office, according to Major Edwin P. Jones, PX officer. GOOD INVESTMENT They were purchased according to Army regulations which call for certain contingency funds. The War Department, Major Jones said, d esires PXs to invest in government securities after certain obligations have been met. These obligations having been met here, Major Jones reasoned there was nothing better to do than to invest the PX money in War Bonds. Captain E. B. Daley, Base War Bond officer, was pleased with the way Drew civilian employes and soldiers responded to the dl'ive, which ends officially today. But he was quic!t to utge officers and (Continued on Page 16) PX Offers Free Mail. Wrapping Of Xmas Gifts Free wrapping, mailing and insurance service for_ Christmas gifts bought at Post Exchanges, will be available next week for Drew Field solPENNIES, DIMES, BILLS up to $50 in denomination poured from the wooden bank of Angier Wills, civilian rationing officer. Rationeer Wills, his wife, son, Silas, 16, and daughter, Betty Belle, 15, had put their spare money into the bank nine months. Combined savings: $238.64. Help ing Wills count the money are Lt. L. R. Rohr, assistant S-1 officer, and Janet Murrill, pay roll clerk in charge of bond sales. A welcome boost to Drew was bond sales. Billy Conn's Double Sells Soldi-er on Tree Punching diers. C 1 B b W'l f Th d 1 orpora o 1 son o the 763d SAW is Billy Conn-e wrappmg an ma1 happy. department is located m H 11 t f th "P'tt b h K 'd" h h b 'ld' 14B 27 th th e s so a -ou or e 1 s urg 1 t at e evel U1 mg -on e sou t h t f h I I _l;l side of Avenue B between Fourth goes m 0 lS ac or a guy W o on Y ooks hke the and Fifth. McConn. The system works like this: The 763d man resembling the real Conn, (who is at Gls will purchase gifts in a Camp Campbell, Ky. ) is Cpl. post exchange. Robert Scanlon. Having many morning," says 'Scanlon. see the left jab." TOUGH WORKOUT "Let's The sales person takes down of the heavyweight' s characthe mailing address for each teristics, Scanlon is also from package, and provides an encard which the soldier the Smoky City, where the girls With this Wjlson starts hopping fills out. crowd around him, convinced that around, snorting and jabbing and Then the soldier can either he is the genuine leather-pusher. feeling so elated at being trained give the package to the sales person and forget about it, or CAN'T CONVINCE by the great Billy Conn. take it personally to the pack-In Tampa it is Wilson who is After the punching routine, ing and mailing building. ga-ga about Scanlon' s resem-Scanlon orders his man to road In either case his pacltage is blance to Conn. Fellow members work, which generally consists of wrapped, first of all, in gay of his outfit have tried in vain a scamper to the main PX, out Christmas paper, and then is to persuade Wilson that Scanlon to the east gate and back to the bound, according to post office is NOT Billy Conn. Wilson laughs barracks. regulations, in a heavy outer at his buddies who tell him they "Great to build up the legs covering. The package is were only kidding when they told and lungs," Scanlon advises. mailed, insured and sent on its him Scanlon was Conn. So, rather To toughen \'Vilson's hands, way-all with no expense to than let Wilson's champion wither the soldier. and die, Scanlon carries out the Scanlon has him PUnch a tree act. trunk every day, The ScanlonWilson daily Wilson has been so taken in routin,e goes about lilte this: with his pugilistic training that he Wilson will be sitting on his has abandoned drinking and smoking. He even won't utter a bunk, reading a letter from "damn." home, when Scanlon alias Billy It doesn't do to ring a bell of Conn, barges into the barracks. any kind when Wilson is around. The cost of the fine service is being absorbed entirely by the post exchanges, according to Maj. Edwin P. Jones, chief executive officer. Major Jones recently returned from New York city, where he purchased thousands of dollars worth of Christmas merchandise. The gifts will arrive shortly at Drew exchanges. "Up with the dukes," orders Scanlon, and Wilson hops up and --------------strikes a pugilist's pose. FREE MENDING FOR "You're looking great As soon as he hears a clang he' s on his feet, crouching, snarling, jabbing, cocking his fists-all in emulation of the great fighter he ENLISTED MEN All enlisted men who have clothing in need of mending or minor alterations, or who need chevrons or insignia sewed on, may avail themselves of free sewing s.ervice rendered by the Officers' Wives' Sewing club. Clothing should be. left at Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tuesday morning. this is so wild about. Gas Dafe Now Monthly Gas Masks will be carried by Drew Field military personnel only on the first Monday of each month from ni}W on. According to a Base Memorandum, the first Monday of each month has been desig> nated as Gas Alert Day. This rescinds the old Drew Field order, which provided that officers and enlisted men carry gas masks every Monda7 or the __

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PAGE TWO DREW FiELD ECHOES, THURSDA Y1> SEPTeMBER 30, ]943 Air Yarn Penned Fire Prevention By Drew Soldier Week Will Star About Battle Vet Dre:w Equipment "I .have written a poem to my best girl and I would like to have youse pass judgment on it before I send it to her. Here it goes: Roses are Rad Wiolets ar.e being Biue Please coming to .me I am being crazy for you. (Copyright by Foodle Fungus. This poem may be had for $25,900.26. Bring money to Swamp number. 7 third pool to the left). "Well, what do youse think of it?" Pvt. Foodle Fungus. Go over to Swamp number seven, third pool to left, and stuff Spanish moss in your ears. This will make for better framsnatchvang sandwiches. I decidedly am not being crazy for you. "My friends tell me that I should write short stories, as I talk short stories in my .sleep. They. tell me that you Private E. Ralph Emmett, 23, have a great brain. How I _former newspap.erma n and magado you like this for a short story? you will come to a fellow with zine writer has broken into the It. goes like this: This is un1 h t t h doubtedly the crreatest love story mgrown egs w o Is rying o b_ook. aut or, ,ship clas s wttli pu_b-..,. hatch an elephant egg. This 1 t f Th Slk I M w t ever written. Now, Ool .Smilp Jellow is half Mongarian and he lCa wn o e Y s Y 1 met and fell in love with Rodney will put the. bite on you for ness." von Gackle's cousin .while both eight cents. If you don't give Published b y G. P. Putnam -were being run over by a Drew him the eight cents he will get Sons, the volume tells of the Field bus.. then John Fut off the ele!Phant egg. and delay aerial of Capt. Thomas de Boomstaff came along and ac-its hatching for several hun-Moore Jr., a Marine Corps dive cused Rodney von Gackle's cou-dred years.: So. give him the bomber pilot, in the battles of sin of having three c;ents ; eight cents, Mustgoolp, and get Midway and the Solomns. The "'Hey, you're hangin' me!' cried. along the way toward the story, is strictly Moore s y:arn, one of them. Just who, however, squirrel house which is contin-but Putnam contracted with Emit was, was lost. in the roar of ually whfrli.ng. Here you will mett to set it down on paper. the 'crowd which was, watching meet a man who looks like a The first copies rolled off the Moonlace Gangface milking an human .swamp. He will try to p resses about three weeks .ago. ant. sell you some snarling pies. Emmet't, who was called to ac"That. will give you an idea of tive service as an aviation .cadet what I can do. Shall I continue?" These .sna:rlmg pies are made last February. was eliq1inated Pvt. Groop Garnpfoot. out of an old Mongarian recipe from further flying training last Prooeed at once to Silly which calls for snarling haiL You month. He now is a member of Solly's; bring my fee and I' will can get this hail only in the rare the 314th BH and AB Sq. For., give you aR. idea as to what I plains of Gongvaria, which is a merly on the editorial staffs of can do. cousin tQ Mongaria. But 'the hu-the New York Herald-Tribune, man swamp will lead you to the Chicago City News and Los Anplains of Gongvaria to get you esite Lana Turner in "We Who Are Young, or probably you heard his voice on one of the network morning serials; or if you remem ber vaudeville just a few years back you undoubtedly sa:w him hoof it on the :"four. 1:'. and five-a-day's." :: i We're referring to iLt John 1cal fluids including carbon tetShelton Price, better to movie fans a s J ohn Shelto n and nichloride, soda and acid), car-. now with 1st Reporting Company bon d ioxide and the fog nozzle. of the 569th SAW Battalion IDGH .PRESSURE .It was with no little. misgivings The Drew Field Woman' s club will act as hostess for the evening and is going to some trouble to make sure all the guests know e .ach other. Four professional members of the 69th Army Air Force band will provide the The fog nozzle, for gasoline that we walked into 1st, Report fires, was developed at Drew and ing's orderly room seeki n g an in-sneeze. M .ADISON, Wis.-(CNS) -A music. has since been used extensively terview with a film actor. If you don't sneeze she will bookkeeper in a foxhole-that is Hostesses include Mrs. Kenneth elsewhere. This nozzle shoots In double time we learn.ed that turn you over to l:\er aunt, what buddies of S /Sgt. Donald L Baker, Mrs. D. W McCollum. water out under pressure of about Hollywood was farthest fro m his is. related tO Mang on the .Clement call him. Sgt. Clement, Mrs. F. R. Delaney, Mrs. Roy. T. 600 pounds per square inch which immediate concerns, tha t film ac nght, s 1de the underground who is throwing punches at the Richards, Mrs. K. B Cunningham gives a cooling and smothering tor John Shelton had given w a y wh1ch grows only_ when enemy overseas, finds time to and Mrs. w. w. Jones. effect. water without pr.essure if to administrative officer Lt. Price lS cold. Play up to Sad1e and study courses in bookkeeping and Lieutenant Crocker wants all sprayed on a burning plane would in this grim business o f war. Ignore the .fact that_ she. has. green accounting from the United States officers and their families to turn be ineffective and possibly would The man who had rounded up teeth and blue ha1r. Sad1e has Armed Forces Institute the offi-out for tbe affair and forget their cause an explosion due to the Nazis in the Hollywood produf"' great i_nfluence the road to cia'! Wa1 Department Sunday night suppe r p roblem. A magnesium. tion "Foreign A gent" is now ou Shangn-La. Also Ignore the fact ence school here in which over charge of 50 cents will be made Soldiers were advised by As-to do the real thing. -that she throws rocks at cops 60 000 service men. and service for the evening's dinner and sistant Chief Jones to keep calm Strict insistence on military Well, after YOu have sneezed are taking courses dancing. when turning in alarms. "Don' t discipline possibly makes a m a n ____ __:::.:::.:::.::.::.::_:::..::__ __::::__.::_=-:..::.:.:_ __ __:=::.:_....:::. ____ appear "GI" but it makes goo d I DON'T MIND Till<;; CI.OSE ORI>R DRILL, SARGe-BUT 71115 GUY'S fS' TOO DARN CLOSE! har d sense. The forme r H olly wood actor firmly insisted on a soldierly attitude a s the only way to fight our enemy. The lieutenant's wife is lovely Kathryn Grayson, famed motio n picture singer, who likewis e serves her country on the current H ollywoo d War Bond Caravan. Before pictures J ohn Shelton had co vered a w i d e f i eld i n the entertainment world. After leaving college, he t oure d the c ountry w i t h his o w n b a n d ; f r o m the r e he branched out into vaudevill e with a co m e d y trio call e d "The Three Chords". Then there w e r e severa l years of stock and n etwo 1 k s hows. The first picture contract c a m e in 1936 at RKO, where John Shel ton did a show with Lela Rogers, Ginge r's mom. U ntil. 1942, whe n h e j oined the Army he held contrac t s with F o x Warner's, RKO and MGM. He also found time t o teach a t the B ourne-Ra m ond School o f Speech Arts in H ollywood.

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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEM ,BER 30, 1943 PAGE THRE'E A MESSAGE FROM GENERAL The Third War loan Drive ends in a few hours. with its s -uccess a q uestion fCI'&Ntg ea-ch of II'S pe rsona-Hy. If we make every effort to add to our bond purchases today I am confident D rew Field's po rticipation in this critical Third War Loan Drive will be an unqualified success. .. YES, YOU can back thai boy you know so well-can help as though your arm were around his shoulder, your hand loading his gun as he fights his way into Europe! Now is your chance to help support the INVASION,-not with your blood, not even with a gift, but just by making the safest investment in the wo rld. Your part is at least one extra $100 War Bond during the Drive-at least $100. That's in addition to your regular War Bond purchases. Everyone who possibly can must inves.t at least $100. Some of you must invest thousands in order to meet our national quota. Invest oui of income. Invest out of idle and accumulated funds. This is how you can follow "Old Glory .. right into the heart of Europe. -World's Safest Investments-United States War Savings Bonds purpose of satisfying Federal estate -Series E: gives you back $4 for taxes. Dated September 15, 1943; every $3 when the bond matures. due December 15, 1969. Denomi Interest: 2 . 9o/o a com-nations: $500, $1,000, $5,000, semam;mal.ly, tf held te> $10,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000. matunty. Denomtnattons: $25, Price: par and accrued interest. $100, $500, $1,000. Redemption: any time 60 days after issue date. Other securities: Series "C" Sav Price: 75o/o of maturity value. ings Notes; 'l'so/o Certificates of 2 V.% Trea.sury Bonds of 1964-Indebtedness; 2 % .Treasury Bonds 1969: readily marketable, accept-of 1951-1953; Un1ted States Sav able as be.nk collateral, redeemable ings Bonds Series "F"; United at par and accrued interest for the States Savings Bonds Series uan. NON-BANKING QUOTA. ADLAI H. GILKESON, s;;gadier Genera: l, U. S.

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PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES. THURSDAY, SCPTEMBER 30, 1943 DREW FIElD ECHOES Official Publication Drew Field P 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Thmsday, September 30. 1943 COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP Air Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES Is a Post Exchange ActivitY. published each Friday In the interest of the officers and enlisted men of. Drew Field. Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circula r 55, 1943, under the supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7. 1942, Subject: Publication of Post: Camp and Unit Newspapers Major Chester K Delano. Base Special Service Officer Lt. Joseph. H. McGinty, Editor The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES Is located In Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and "B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03 Telephone, extension 287. (Photos by Base Photo Lab.) [Printed by The St. Petersburg Times] VOLUME 2-:NUMBER 30 SEND A GIFT OVERSEAS October 15 is the deadline set by Uncle Sam for packages to be mailed overseas in time for Christmas. We of Drew, who. no doubt fee1 that our part in the war is pretty well taken eare of, might pause for a second and pare our assignments to those now across. Fighting a .war and training to fight a war is similar to a textbook engineering problem and the building of an aetual All of us have friends or relatives now in the various theaters of operations. No doubt we write them occasionally, and ex pect their civ'ilian friends and relatives to take care of the more important parts of morale building. ;:.. _:: "All right, Ferguson! Let's not worry about water temperature!" By CHAPLAIN KYLA LAWRENCE REPENTANCE You probably have written letters to APO's. No. doubt you've had the same trouble we've had in attempting to con..: vey some spirit of comrap.eship. It's hard to tell that buddy how you train and how. Are you repentant? you endure hardships of opera tiona! trainPerhaps you do not like the question. ing when you know he is undergoing treat-There are many who cannot become fully reconciled that makes ours look like a Sunday to this word about repentance. They think that .it is too School outing: easy, too schematic, methodistic, and pietistic. They think it deals much they say they are. For The Post Exchanges of thi, s field. a:re too roughly with high and holy Jesus says in the passage I have wrapping and mailing free of charge gilts things. quoted above that they who turn purchased at their counters. Order some Besides,. they do not really to God become as little children, the people who say that they are that is, beeoine humble, not great, GI a gift which, after all, is what he wants, converted. In the first place, they in their own eyes. and leave it with the PX. They'll take care do not like to hear these people There is riot a little of this nonof the cumbersome particulars and some-.put themselves in a class by them-genuine article, this imitation of selves and speak about others as true. Christianity. where someone will appreciate it. being unconverted. They think that these people WHAT AN OUTSIDER THINKS The Editor The Drew Field Echoes Dear Sir: For months I pondered.:.....To b e, or not to be, a WAC! Just as I had almost decided that the Army was the life for me, a friend, herself a Drew Field. WAC, said, "Look, Mary, why don't you .;;pend your vacation with me seeing life in the WAC first-hand?" I hopped a streamliner, wondering just what I was in for After spending most of a week, wandering about Drew Field, all I can say is "What a place!" When I checked in at the guest house, I was overwhelmed at the friendly welcome I received from Miss Leland and Miss Knicks. The guest house, ,itself, was so comfortable, and so attl'active. One noon, my friend took me to lunch at a real Army mess hall. Oh, what a lot of food they gave me-and govd, too! The. mess sergeant, as well as the cooks, K. P.'s, and eating soldiers; made me feel very wel;ome (and flattered, also!) The civilian help, and the boys who were patronizing the PX's which I visited, were very courte<:ms and hospitable. As for Drew Field WAC's ... well, a week with them would recruit any girl! Lt. Ward, the commanding officer, as well as her staff officers, were so kind to me The khaki-clad girls, neat and individual; even while dressing. conventionally, receive every bit of, the and admiration from Drew men which I should .. hope to receive when a WAC. Life in a WAC barracks reminds me just a little of sorority life . without the frills, of course! It was a real experience, to see so many girls living so happily together. Though I read with interest the articles published by the Echoes in regard to the "best dressed men" contest, I must admit that Drew Field men, to me, very good! On the whole, they were very neat, and just as soldierly as many, of the uniformed men I have met in the nation's capital. Oh, I know you men feel there is plenty to gripe about, and I suppose I too, will do my share of complaining, once I'm in uniform. But I thought you would like to know that, to an outsider looking in (very critically, too, before signing one's "freedom" away), Drew Field looks swell! Your food is wonderful; your barracks aren't curtained and cushioned, but they're a lot better than the tents, huts, and fox-holes my boy friends have written about. Your personnel is well-groomed; your WAC' s are women to be proud of! Your bus service is good; your service activities and their leaders are grand. Thank you, DrewField, for a very satis factory view of Army life! MISS MARY JESNESS. Washington, D. C. are a little too sure of themselves and conceited when they speak of themselves. as people. that are converted, that are children of God, that are. regenerate believers. If they would only say that they would like to be .children of God, and 'that they would like to be more and more be lieving, it would sound a little more modest, a. little mo.re humble. They are too great in their own eYes, too certain of themselves. Have you had silch thoughts about believing Christians? And have you talked like that 'about them? Then may I ajlk you one thing: Have you not i1ow then .had a feeling that you were doing them an i.pjustice? I' recall that before my conversion I, .too,. thought and spoke in that way about believers. But I also remember that deep down in my heart .!' often had a suppressed feeling that. I was urijust towards them. I understood that 'there was something about. believers which I did not. possess, alt}'10ugh I too, wanted to be looked upon as a religious man a.nd even as a Christian. Gradu ally it dawned upon. me more and more that the difference their religiosity and mine was this one thing: Repentence. They had experienced repentance. I had not. Why should it be wrong of them .to say that they were converted? If you were to ask me: "Are you married?" I would answer: "Yes I am." If you were to ask me ''Are you converted?" I would answer: "Yes, I am." But of course in this case I would feel like adding: "By the wonderful grace of God." If I have experienced repentance I must say so, and nqt say that I hope or desire to experience it. That would not be the truth. Meanwhile, I can well imagine that you. have met some folks who say that they have been converted, and yet they really are conceited and haughty. But they are not repenta'nt, no matter how .Jesus Himself foresaw it, and prophesied that it would come. But, in the name of trJith, you must not blame Christianity for that. If you meet people who have 5o little Christianity that they have become proud and conceited, you must try to help them, because they are deceiving You ought to go : to them and say: "Your conversion will not bring you to heaven, because it has made You proud instead of humble.'' "Except ye repent, and become as little children, ye shall nof enter into the kingdom of heav en.'' Matthew 18:3 Religious Services At Drew Field PROTESTANT SERVICES: 10:30 a,m. at all chapels on Sunday: Sunday, 7:30 p.m,, Chapels Nos. 3 and 4. CATHOLIC MASSES: Sunday, 8 a.m., No. 2; 9 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: I'"riday 8:30 p m.; Saturday 8 a.m. CAMP DeSOTO: Sunday, 8 a m. Monday through Saturday, 7:05 A. M .-WFLA-Drew Field Reveille. Monday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAEThe Right Answer or Else. Tuesday, 6:30 P M .-WFLAThe Squadronaires. Thursday, 8:30 P.M.-WDAE-69th Air Force Band. Thursday, 8'=30 to 10 P.M.WDAE-Music, Mirth and Madness. "This Is Not the Army." "SS Fun for All''-a showboat show for you. Saturday, 8:30 P M.-:WFLA'Yfings and Flashes. Communications to this cOlumn must bear, for publicati
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DREW FIELD ECH8ES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 PAGE. FIVE DREW DECOYS COMING IN. HANDY some day when Drew Field sOldiers are overseas is the expert instruction in camouflage they are receiving in the Fifth Signal A. W. Training Battalion's Camouflage school. Above, top photo, is a dummy house-which really looks like a house from the air. Men inside the structure can collapse the walls instantly to uncover a. Browning, 50. caliber, anti-aircraft machine-gun, as shown in the middle picture. Below, students in the schooi are put ting finishing touches on a dummy tank, which, in warfare, would used as a decoy to draw enemy fiie. ASTP fo Pick Soldiers Under New Roling Plan Drew School Well Hidden By Deception Camouflage Course Graduates 500 Men Drew Field soldiers are now being taught the art of going out on a limb and looking as much at home as weather-beaten leaves. They are able to conceal themselves in bushes and shrubs so that they are tinguishable. Over 500 graduates of 1st Lieutenant Harold Colvin's 573rd Signal A. W. Battalion Camouflage school have proven themselves so proficient in the art of deception that last week entire organization was taken under the protective wing of the Fifth Signal A W Training Battalion. McGRAW COMMANDS The transfer marks Drew' s of ficial recognition of the school as a qualified camouflage unit. Col. James ,E. McGraw. will head the school as commanding officer of the Fifth Training Battalion, but Lt. Colvin will remain as head instructor. The lieutenant's .transfer to S-3 of the Fifth Training Battalion was effected along with the school's switch. Reviewing the school's curriculum and results, Col. McGraw was taken 'through the camouflage area last week. Accompanying him were Lt. Col. Roy T. Richar s, commanding officer of the 573rd SAW Battalion, who reUn quished command of the organization, and .Capt. William V. Rettger, assistant S-3 of Fifth Training. Lt. polvin interpreted the work being done by enlisted men in the area. A reporter and cameraman accompanied the party. What the group saw -and didn't see-amazed ev eryone. Part of the area is dressed upwith the use of gunny-sack cloth, netting, a little paint, leaves and grass and strips of bamboo-to resemble, from the air, a quiet fatm. Over in the pasture a horse and a cow are grazing. They look real enough until you inspect closely; then you discover the animals are merely clever products of chicken wire, wood, paint and other odds and ends. TROJAN ON PAGE 1 The cow has been named "Annabelle," the horse "Trojan." Other amazingly real c'onstruc tions, such as fake houses, an oldfashioned well, a haystack, logpile, a tank, a truck, are all built for camouflage purposes. Af d 1 The tank and truck, of course, ter rrectmg that al orders for men to go to STAR are not parts of the farm scene. Units for ASTP be canceled, Fourth Service Command has These are used in actual ,warfare now stated that such orders again will be started. However to draw the fire to no . . advantage, while the real tanks, It IS md1cated that a system of quotas will be applied at trucks and other mechanized Service Command Headquarters. equipment are concealed else. Preference will .be given to where. categories ASTP Field Selection Board The log-pile is also a fooler. . Those havmg pn-here. The Board will continue The two walls on the end of the onty ':VIll be men possessmg flu-to act on all applications, and will rectangular stack, plus the top, ency m any modern languages send to Atlanta all those found are .removable. Enough room is vo.:ho have AGCT scores of 120 or worthy. provided inside for a -light rnahigher. chine gun, plus two men. Second priority will be for 1018 Ci)M p g-raduate engineers. Men with repareS Another fooler is .the hay stack, three or more years. of col-which is, in reality, a large sup-legiate training in civil, elecSpo ts Sch d 1 ply dump, completely hollow in-trieal, or mechanical f e U e side. Enough.space is provided for i vill be given thirJ priority. harboring a radio set. ANOTHER WEEK. Anoth e r column. Another slice of bre a d ? Don't know why it happe ns to me, but it does! There is was all over the flo9r. My shoulders always fall on floor. H a d an intere sting week. Saw three movies and went to the b each. H ere comes the editor again, so I'll try to think of the past. Speaking of the past, remember the days we used to get lip at nine in the afternoon':' Remember doing what you wanted to do? Those were the days when you didn't have to sign out in order to go to the movie! My memory sort of caught up with me other a.m. There I was up north. I swear I was (at least I could, see hills-"beautiful hills" and snow.) There I was, just to wiggle my toes one more time in front of the fire place; when that moronic sergeant brought me back to Florida. That was the fastest trip on record. Fun to. dream once in a while though. MORE SISTER sohliers have arrived at the Base. That means more good wo.rk for all of us. These kids are the hardest workintr bunch of women in the country today. Ever watch them do the same stuff you did before they made you a sergeant? WELL, WELL, looka here ... No rain. This is the first time that this coll,lmn has gone before the rewrite. dept. without being bathed in some of Florida's dew. It sure seems nice to not have to row to. breakfast in the morn.ing. I was beginning to lose weight. Imagine . 6 miles in a rowboat . to eat. I THE RIDE SITUATION is still very bad. Have YoU ever really stopped for a few minutes on any road around the Base and watched the empty cars whiz by the soldier walking? Of course walking is good for the body, but with the 'transportation situation on the Base, and on the road what it is . a lift now and then would help. Why don't you with cars stop once and a while, and give a soldier a lift? It still doesn't oost a cent. JUST NOTICED the WACs are wearing service ribbons. They look all right. The kids deserve to be recognized. (I understand that a black ribbon is coming out for the Battle of Drew Field.) HAD A JEEP RIDE the other day and my back is still sore. How do those guys do it? Is that why the poor fellows always that "down beat" expression? The things that happen to the inside of a person during one of those animated journeys. UNDERSTAND that one of the Pigeons at the outfit here on the Base was grounded last week for buzzing the Base. Some war. How do you think the poor pigeon feels? SPEAKIN' OF PIGEONS I wonder if there is a case on record of one coming in on his Perhaps an operations officer would help. SOME PEOPLE can make a guy awful mad. Have you ever had some one sit right beside you and tell you to finish your practicing? That' s how I feel right now. There is a "person" at my right, two prison chasers at my left, and the Provost Marshal across the table . all waiting for me to make one move toward the door. (I love to write. ) PEOPLE will be coming home from fUiilioughs soon. Mmmmm it must be wonderful to ha.ve a furlough. (I said "it must be wonderful to have a furlough" ) I hear that it is really cold up in the "big north." Football . Hockey all these things remind me of you. (She knows who!) SITTING HERE right after lunch. Had a good one. You know food is a funny thing. Whe n you want it ... you' d as soon kill a person to get it. When you're all filled up, you d just as soon kill a body for dragging some under your nose. Gruesome! CAN'T SOMETHING be done about the money made by mad millionaires in Clearwater and other outlying sections who are making more money today (off of the Army) than they ever made before in their lives? It's getting so that a poor soldier, commissioned or otherwise, really has to dig a foxhole for himself and family so that the high (and I mean too high) cost of living won' t take all he has. 1 the fourth and last category Lt. Charles F. Jaeger, CO of At one time during the inspec-will be all other applicants in the l018th Quartermaster Plation the Colone l and his party the order of their AGC'!' sooies. toon, has been appointed Athletic were walking throug h part of the and Special Service officer for forest area when Lt. Colvin in-The foregoing priorities will this area. formed them that ten men were have no application to those Listen fellows, here is our within 15 paces of where th,ey qualifying for premedical or med-chance to show that we are really were walking, Close inspection ical training. interested in turning out the best could not reveal their location. It is impossible to say at this team possible. All of you who There are two places in Largo for instance . one a trailer camp, and the other a cottage settlement, (in other days $1.00 a night was big money) which are now getting $40 00 a month for a "lovely" two (2) room (?) "cottage." W ell, things have been pretty tough with the property owners, it seems that they can' t run their meager 42-room beach houses on the income from starving Army people. Furthermore those pleasure trips in the 16-cylinder Caddy really ea't up a lot of money. time what the effect of this new like, and can play various sports, COMPLETELY HIDDEN system will be on men of Drew give your name to the representaOn a signal the m e n were told Field who have been approved tive of that particular sport: to rise, and miraculo u sl y stumps for ASTP. Cpl. Kaalund-boxing; Cpl. of trees, bushes, logs and plants It would seem that a change Davis, basketball; and Sgt. Har-rose from the ground revealing of emphasis will resuit, with ris, football. the men. Some had bushes atthose qualified in languages Our Baseball team. under the tached to their helmets, others and those better educated being direction of Cpl. McNea l, has had were walking stumps, and most of called before those qualified for a very successful season. They them were in blackface. The fa-pre-engineering. won all their games except three. tigues were also camouflaged . The quota system will have no We are sorry that Cp'l. .McNeal Colonel McGraw was visibly effect upon screening by the will not be with us next season. impressed. LET'S PITCH IN Why in hell can't we all pitch in to win this dam wa1 together instead of those in the drive r's seat milking the poor eggs who are trying to fight the thing for them'! There are definite evidences all around the various Bases where the rent is going up. Gee whiz, an Army man makes less money now than h e did in civil life. His cost of living has increased, and on top of that ... these "citizens" are heaping more grief on all Army personnel by taking our eye teeth, (Well, I suppost without teeth we can't eat meat at least there is a saving).

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PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 RED, 'TS' SLIPS HOW READY IN 55JST Shea. Gets Scare -,, s While 497 Grins Umnim such a lot of comment we've heard, concerning that celebrated (and Over T.-Oin Time we do mean celebrated) 314th By SGT. CHARLm ROPER party. Personally, we never Operations of the 497th is still laughing about Pfc. Shea quite so many WACs trying to get cleared from the Orderly Room in time to dress quite so carefully for catch the train for NY. He was still trying about 30 minany one party before, nor utes before train time. Don't worry, .he made it. heard quite so much discusPfc. Keleher is gone but the sion far far into the night memor_ y still Sgt. Martin the boys that keep up with the ' got a little nervous for a few days t ht b k afterward! but he's sti'll on the J ob. Sieversec 1011 elg 00 s . Tech Supply .rears back and We hang our head; guess we kropp is yet enjoying th<. scenery says now we have that man S /Sgt. sha'n't "predict" any more. Last at the hospital. Watts, who has been overseas for week, we said, in perfect confiBEAM BOYS 38 months. It is taken for granted dence, that Pfc. Leta Dean that he has no trouble in getting amazed and amused the MacDlll Where s our Soldier of the an audience of very interested WACs with her prowess as a judo column_? Well Sir, the questioners. star, on Monday last. soldiers of this week moved -------0 I bl t 't around so fast we couldn't catch n Y .rou e we wro e 1 any of-them. The Orderly Room Sunday last,_ gave twenty-boys are really on the beam or hours m which !he. W. ACs should \ve say on the jump. 2nd A W BaHalion Greets might c h a n g e their . w o m e n -fashion. They did. There is plenty of movement T'wasn't Pfc. Dean who had a there to say the least and -may chance to toss the gentlemen be a few wearied looks. Don't around, after all, but Lois Naio look now but for the last few who received the honor. days there seemsto be quite a long iine at the Mess Hall. By CPL. I. GOTTLmB We are mighty proud to have acquired the services of Capt. B. R. Margolius as Sur STILL GOOD Over in Communications T/Sgt. geon of this Battalion. Pettigrew knows that feeling one Th S h b gets on returning from a furlough. e urgeon as een 1n Although excused from duty he the Army for more than a still reports. -. year and is one-half of a dis-Two new faces are seen now in h d b th " Th. the Intelligence Section, they are tmgms e ro er act. e Sgt. Niland and Pvt. Thompson. other half is his brother, Ma Pfc. Cekauskas has returned from jor Margolius, Chief Medical his all too short -vacation. However, one of our boys packed his Officer of a Station ;Hospital barracks bags and bid us farewell overseas. to depart-namely Sgt. Living. Cap( -Margolius attended Corston. nell University and. Long Island Engineering reports all quiet College of Medicine. He. hails excepting the coming and going. from that beautiful section of the Imagine bidding Sgt. Sheets country called Y. goodby and then having him In keeping with the 2nd Tng. stay with us. Out of Ordnance Bn.'s aim of combining technigoes Cepiela to the Cadets, so cal attributes, plus the soldierly far all he has been seen flying qualities of military excellence, around is a bicycle. I the '722nd and '728 Sig. AW This section along with ArmaCos.are at present participatment says that their turnover of ing in extended field maneu. men these days is increasing. vers. Something was said about Hamfat It is rumored that there will be Johnson 'being missed. Who said no more female employes iQ the that? 2nd Tng. Bn. Mrs. DeBaun, forPfc. Landis has turned out to mer secretary to Col. Kunz, .is now be a song writer. His latest prousing her talents as the efficient duction is about his home in the secretary in another battalion. army. Mrs. Webb, secretary to Captain O.K. Landis let's see it in print. Keyser, now holds the distinction It is understood that Lieutenant of being the only woman at Bn. Walton has joined the society ,of headquarters. 573RD BN WINS, LOSES IN PERSONNEL SWITCH Geisinger, this week. We re gretfully announce the lieutenant's transfer to the 57 1st SAW Bn. Lt. Geisinger will be succeeded by Capt . Francis W. Cummings. Welcome, captain. Wedding bells rang out Satur day afternoon for T / 5 Franz Weissman, !ikeable personnel clerk of Headquarters and Plot ting Company. He was married to the very attractive Miss li{Iar garet Hammon, from that good old state of Arizona, being united by Chaplain B. C. Trent, his first official as the chaplain of our battalion. Special music f
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. '5' DREW fiELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMIBIER 30, 1943 PAGE SEVEN 714' s Carbines Riddle Targets As Jones Stars By PVTS. ROBERT MACKEN-Lush Plush Rug Desire of 571's Company B Men ROTH and J. MACORKEL By CPL. J. M. COVERT This week the personnel of You've heard of rug cutters, but First Sergeant the carbine range came to kins is quietly going around looking for a couple of rug know the 714th as quite a makers. bunch of good sh?ts. Neil You can find almost anything in Company B of the R: Jones really_ did the JOb up 571st SAW Battalion, but this came as news from Corporal nght by breakmg the rec-Fleming who is in charge of a crew of cabinet makers. THE 501ST SAW REGIMENT DOMINATED this part. o Clear-ords, out there, With an out-Fleming, along. with Pfc. Vewater Beach last Sunday beamin"' toward the birdie The sol-standing score of -188 points! reen and Private Cromley, has ball club, second to none, that "'. d These men also had most envi-been turmng out some of the is willing to take on any club d1ers had every reason show teeth. W1th them, behm able scores: Go1,1lding and Bailey finest modemistic desks on the Held. In the short time the camera was curvacwus Dor1s P1erson, who works at Drevv. with 180; St. Onge, Simaitis and tables fout?d anywhere outs1de that Sergeant Lavagnino has From left 'to right, back row: Cpls. Emory Doane, Edward Hudspeth made 178, and MeDer-Grand Rapids. had to whip his boys into shape ] .,.1 1., S hl J' l r illi th L (' 1 mott 175 GOOD THOUGHT he bas been unable to uncover I es, 'l'ancis a 1m \. ngswor ower row, P s But that's not all. They were any individual star. P l D F d What with the indirect light'Brooks lee Al Schmus, au e or presented, by the major in charge, ine and Venetian blinds, GI style, They all play a fast, hard, prizes sponsored by Coca-Cola! errorless game. So far they 501_stA WVerges On Furloughitis And Gulf Shores I'm sure the whole company went the only thing missing is a lush have only met Company c of away that day with the feeling plush rug about six inches thick f for the orderly room. the 571st, and are looking or of accomplishment. This is the first, and we hope some more competition. In a By the way, Tex' s toe is still not the last, article about Com-series of two games so far, bothering him. pany B if you have any contri-Company B has won evei'y one We have another expert on butions toss them at your buddy, of them but one. Any other the carbine we forgot to men-the illiterate mailman, Corporal club looking for some fast c t h th "N competition get in touch with tion. However, his talents are erne song ls 0 Sergeant Lavagnino. not directed toward the art of firing it, but a knowledge of the gun's nomenclature. T/5 Cruisinbury, by name, makes this blaring statement, "I kin ,By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTH take that darn piece apart and Lieutenant Andre returned from his leave looking pretty bushed, so he must have had a fine time. That worried look on his face is not about any gal, but the fact that his car still needs a tire. Tomorrow night in recreation hall No. 2, Company B will once again make history by throwing one of the most pretentious parties of the year, and the biggest share of its success. can probably; be attributed to Sgt. Willie Kohner, who has spared no time or effort to make this dance the outstanding social event of the year. An epidemic is on the verge of sweeping through the 50lst put it together ag'in in me sleep" -and he does, be Signal A \Y Regiment "furloughitis" ... a:nd it's realily, go-lieve me! About the most optimistic guy we know of is Pfc. Walter C. Scott. Scott has the reddest pair of silk pajamas we have ever seen. ing to break loose in October, with the lads striking out for Private Wiggens wishes to every nook and corner of these United. States by train, plane, make the fact known, especially and bu::;. Thanks to some much-appreciated co-operation from to non-coms, that he is a master of the scythe, and desll'e.s Perhap s the most consistent delinquent for the past couple of weeks is Jeanie, Sergeant Block's mascot. Jeanie is a well bred pooch and we are at a loss to explain her acions other than biological. Disciplinary action has been taken and we expect that sl1e will be confined to quarters before the snow flies (up north). Willie has arranged for 75 or 100 of Tampa's belles to attend the party. a very sweet who answers to the name Connie, we have to retire on his laurels .....,... natassembled a list of the bo.ys who are going to get away from urally. Music will be furnished by a 12-piece swing band, and Willie has also lined up some high class entertainment direct from the Latin quarter in New York city. The party will start about 2000 (OK, OK, then, 8 p.m. to you). Don' t forget the time and place: it all come October. Our advice to Doyle. is conHl':ADQUABTEBS S/Sgt. John \V, Taylor, Chester, Pa.; S/Sgt William F. Peschke, Pulotta; Richard Mueller and Alvin cisely and this: "Cogi Aungst . and the T /4's being. tate before yon expaciate." Dale Cornick and Don Lewis. Doyle had the gall, on being eblo Col.: S/Sgt. Raymond A. Eric son.' Chicago and.Brooklyn; lst/Sgt. PAGE PHILCO Gilbert H. Peiper, Orsdell, N. J.; Take it from us you have T/4 Donald B. Lewis, El Paso, Ill.; h d "P: 1 p k l'vt. LYle 1\. N'ollenberger, Toledo, I never ear ISto ac 111' Ohio: S/Sgt. Edward J. Daub, AIMama" rendered quite like it was l>an;v N Y.: S/Sgt. Paul E. Haller, t'other day by Major W. The Bronx, N. Y. depth of feeling and emotion he co:'lll.\IUNICATION co. injected in the soulful number Pv-t. Rocco F. Ciambrnschini, Eliza.-h rt d b t beth "' J.: Pvt. William N. Corfee, was ea -ren 1ng u conJr., 'Lisbon, Ohio: Pfc. Herbert w. fidentially-crosby and Sinatra Brown Springfield, 1\lass.; Pvt. needn't worry! L&ois P. lllarriotti, Hubbard, Ohio; l'fr. Jose c. Bena.bidez, Phoeniz, A mild sensation oocurred Ariz. Friday when two "German HQ. co. BN. Paratroopers" walked in Head-l'vts .. A Kahalley, Bay Jilinquarters. S/Sgt. "Deadeye" ett-e, Ala. Dick Driver was .lust about to 3RD RPTG. co. reach for his shootin' irons N '!' /.i. Charl"s V. Sullivan, Brooklyn, whim it was discovered the two ; : 2ND BPTG. co. lads were just a couple of Pvt. Michael Firko, Pittsburgh, GI's disguise. Pa. : Ci>l. Jcro me Baim, Ga-ry, Ind.; I'vt. J{rnnct c h H. Tinsley, Atlanta, Yeah .. we knew it all the <;,.,: l'vt. Bruce L. Strickland, Bain-time-but rumor has it the Secbridge, (;ll.; Pvt. Charles B. Trumbo, ond Looey who brought them in Centml; Ky. thought he had a couple of PLOTTING co. Adolph's stooges in tow! St:i. l'anl G. Smitley, Mackinac Isla nd, liiich. MYSTERY LETTER HQ. co. PLOT. BN. Deepest mystery in many a Sgt. Walter Glickman, New York moon, titled "Will Janie Be City; Ht/Sgt. Harold M. Reinfeld, Jilted," has the boys on edge. Newark, N. J. Seems a letter arrived under mysterious circumstances from a soldier at MacDill addressed to Jane Kimberly of the Service Record section at Headquarters. In the envelope was a clipping from an "Advice to the Love lorn" column on how to ho1d your man . could it be she is in need of sut!h advice? asked about what he has been doing lately, to make the statement to the press that he has been doing nothing! What if the sergeants should If Becker never went to school, it would be all right. He's getting his education the crossword puzzle method. Let it be known even Parasaurolophus. Paleoscin-. cus and Ornithomimus don't stump him! y On Chevrons Stumps Civilians Soldiers Report Company B has a fighting Oct. 1 at recreation hall :No. 2. Date With WAC Sergeant Obiect of Ci)uery. in_ 496th By CPL. KLAUS DREYER The latest report from our statistical department shows that the 496th is well on its way toward setting a new record in number of CO' s Rehictly saying good-bye to Lieutenant McGee, we extend a hearty welcome to Captain Tuite, veteran of the Aleutian campaign and former Operations Officer of the 84th. Are you over 25 Are you good Baldridge, Sergeant Gaydemsld, Many the stories. we have heard looking? Do you like. WACs? :U and Corporals Mason, Kozma and about ratings and "bucking for so, look at the_ .squaadron bulle.tm Dreyer. stripes." But it seems those "T" board. Afte: flihno out a Almost every morning brings a ratings have stumped some of the form, mcludmg your wlfe s new list of 1:\ames of men shipping folks away from the Army sta-matden name and the of to different organizations. The tions. last _tetanus-shot, w1ll be m407th and 405th, in direct viola-Just recently returned from terv1ewed. the F1ghter.-Bomb-tion of wartime rationing, seem fudough. was T /4 John D. Bul-erw_ lia1son Pfc. and, 1f .!found determined to hoard many of the lock of Signal Hq. Company, III qualified, up ;or an best men our Squadron for Fighter Command; a teletype op-noon stroll wrthm a _00-:foot lumt their own use. erator at Headquarters. The of the Orderly Room wrth a gor-Consequently, any number of sarge was walking down one of geous blond staff sergeant. enlisted men may be seen at any; the streets in his home town, Something is going wrong time lugging their barracks bags, flashing those new T/4 stripes, with the mail from the north-lockers, dogs, and other personal chevron polish, et al. Passing a ern part of the country. Pvt. belongings to new quarters. Good group of youths admiring "our McCandless and Pfc. Krauss luck to you, fellows, in your new hero" one of them spoke up, don't get t .hose daily Jet .ters outfits. Y'know what that 'T' means? It from the girls back home with Probably the hardest working means 'Top Sergeant'." the same regularit.y with which men and, at the same time, the M/Sgt. Bob Brown of the Medi-they expect to be put on guard least appreciated in our Squadron, cal Section, Hq. & Hq. Sq., III duty by our kind duty sergeant. are the cooks and bakers who Fighter, was on a furlough back The local tailor shop reports have to feed larger of home last spring. It was a sur-increased acti vi t.y in sewing on mouths at a moments noprised and amazed Brown when new stripes for the men of the bee. someone flabbergasted him with 496th who found themselves pro-We wond-:r how a line chief like, "Say, why don't you wear a moted on a Group Special Order feel If he woke up one 'T' in your-chevrons like so many last week. Kindly refer to the folmornmg-n?t much of of the boys do?" lowing men as: Staff Sergeant that and t'":rce as many planes to be servrced as GREMLINS I PLAGUE Gl You ca.n't touch S/Sgt Joe (I hate Noo Joisey) Kalenik with a ten-foot pole these days -he was given a ride in the Brigidier-General's. car it was "happy birthday" last Thursday to our newest Ser geant, -Ray (not 1.'/4) Hopper, the ex-engineer who has yet to find anybody he can beat at snooker burning romance of the week (and this one might extend a wee bit "Everything happens to me," 1the barracks and operring his longer-if a certain little .lady rightfully says Cpl. Louis Chapbund_l e he .himself has anything .to do with it), pell of Hq. & Hq. Sq. III Fighter mlssmg a shirt, a pau of pants, the day before. That's just what is happening to U1e men in the mess hall; the only difference is that planes don't rattle messkits when they need refueling. Let's give the cooks a break and stop complaining if we have to wait for our meals a little longer or if they run out of your favorite red water. Cpl. and Mrs. Emory Doane, iook time out from swimming last Sunday and the result is above. There are some new and mighty proud sergeants at head quarters this week, the Bucks being Eay Hopper; Frank Pal' some sox and underwear. mvolves Alice (F-S) Albritton Command. And why? So the followina evening Lou and T/4 Don Lewis; that' hanJ}-One day this summer, Lou de-J'oined his buddies 0in a some Air Cadet's picture tliat was on Alice's desk doesn't cided to rush the sun tan on his game on the courts in the Squad live there any more! day off. So he hitch hiked to ron 'Area, hoping to forget his Clearwater Beach and absorbed troubles. Jumping for a high A recent welcome addition to the health rays .of the abundant ball, Lou lost his balance and fell the shipping and receiving sec-sunshine. As a result, he spent to the ground. tion is T/5 Pete Sorce . from over a week in the Station Hos-Yep, you guessed it, he sprained good authority we learn that pital recuperating. his ankle and began hopping to Cpl. Ned McWherter is rapidly Going into town last Thursday work. A new morale lifter has. been concocted in the Intelligence Section (paid advertisement-Ed.): becoming "Tarzan of the Hut-night, Chappel was nabbed by Chappell hopes ments," since he started that the Mps for failure to salute an are now satisfied Charles Atlas course. {)fficer he didn't see. Returning to plaguing him. Using a large-scale United States map, a few pulleys, several feet ofstring, and above all his brains, Corporal .Jansen, section chief, has constructed a device by which the Gremlins you can easily measure the disand will quit tance in air miles from Drew Field to your home town.

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PAG EEIGHT DREW fi,ELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, 30, 1943 JN TAMPA Drew Artists Join with USO In Radio Show Drew field radio shows, always "hep" to the latest in songs, speeches, etc. have scored again with another scoop. Over station WFLA, Drew Field arists, with the aid of Miss Georgette Starr, famed songstress and comedienne. and Murray ICing, accordionist and pianist who has entertained thousands of military service men, have presented the SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION first USO show ever to be broad-Information for Service Men Women at Defens. e Recreation cast .at Drew Field. . office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West Miss Starr, a favonte With servLafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida Ice men from coast to coast, told avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station. . Announcer Cpl. Harry Evans ?f Shaving, shower, and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs her brothers who are all m street 506 Madison street 214 North Boulevard and Christian Servthhe servicedodf Ut ncle S amh TGhein ' t t s e prqcee e o sway er . v1ce Center, Tampa ':\Yler s ree s.. . . audience with "Sunday Monday Kitchen, laundry, and se:-vmg facilihes for all service ar Always," presented all of men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street. Starr's well-known micro-Private dining for any serv1ce men charm. In a very short or and. their families who would like a home-cooked meal-time she will report for entertain Chnsban Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694 ment duty overseas, where many by noon. . . a soldier' s morale is certain to im-Fifty-bed free dorm1tory for service at Masomc Service prove rapidly when Miss Starr Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and warbles for him. 9:30 p.m. Mr King explained to Drew 7 p m each forms .typed by the Red Cross men Lt. Edward Kluge, Sgt. Harry USO, 607 Tw1ggs street. Sh.oppmg seryiCe and. package wrap-Evans and Cpl. Alfred Panetz that pmg at all USO clubs and Chnshan Service Center. there was a satisfaction to be USO ACTIVITIES gained from the entertainment of boys in khaki which nothing else Friday, Oct. 1-could give. 10:30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street. He said that many entertainers 6:00 p.ni.-Fish fry, 821 So. Rome. who could be making huge sal7:30 p .m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs stree. t aries are very happily donating 8:00 p.m.-Music and Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street; dance their services, in the hope that on patio, orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Chris-soldiers will be cheered by their tian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, re-efforts and that listening civilians freshments, Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water street. will help the morale of the armed 8:30 p.m.-Weekly musicale, 214 Nocth Boulevard. forces still further by their purchase of additional war bonds. Saturday, Oct. 2, . .The program, presented as a 7:00 p.m.-Dance at Elks club, Flonda and Madison. special war bond drive feature. Glee club practice. was written by the special service 8:30 p.m.-Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orches-staff at Drew Field. Miss Starr tra, 214 North boulevard; quiz contest, 607 Twiggs and Mr. King gave outstanding street. performances. sunday, oct. 3___ C ____ 9:30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street. Drama ontes t 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, for. Arme d unltS Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. 4:30 p.m.-Music study social hot.ir, 607 Twiggs street. 5:00 p.m.-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water 5:30 and refreshments, First Methodist church, Offer S $1 0,000 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 Deadline for the National TheaCenter, Polk and Marion; Vespers services, Fellow-ter Conference's $10,000 playship hour, 214 North Boulevard; Vespers, 1_;07 wrighting contest f o r men and Twiggs street. women in the armed services has 7:00 p.m.-Vesper. Service, 214 North Boulevard. been moved back to December 1 7:15 p.m.-"Let's discuss," 607 Twiggs street. the Base special service. office an8:00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and nounced today. The original dead-refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and line had 1. Riverside Baptist church; YMHA Community Center officials said the .ne'y hme dance, Ross and Nebraska. limit enables. the to 8 p m -Singaree and Fellowship hour First Presbyterian With. the NatiOnal E?. 1 M tertamment Industry C o u n c 1 I Service Cente!, Po k a?d anon. which is donating prize money for 8:;30 p.m.-pance on Paho, MacDill Orchestra 506 Mad-a new class of competition, radio 1son. plays. The deadline also was 8:45 p.m."':7Feature mov1e, pushed back so that those service 9:00 p.m.-Informal hour, Chnshan Service Center, Tampa and men who learned of the coritest Tyler. too late may turn in their manullonday, Oct. 4scripts. A third reason was the 7:00 p.m.-Clas5rcal music, 607 .Twiggs street. urgent need expressed by the War 7:30 p.m.-Symphouic orchestra practice for all service men interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and A total of $ 1 250 will be awardTyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street. ed. Male and female soldiers may 8:00 p.m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p.m.-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street. submit long and short plays, short 8:30 p.m.-Special program, 214 North Boulevard. skits and blackouts, musical comedies, and radio plays. ''l'uesday, Oct. 5Scripts must be mailed not later 12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street. than December 1 to Playwrighting 7:00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion. Contest, National Theater Con7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. ference, Western Reserve Univer-8:00 p.m.-Party, Christian Service Center, 'Tampa and Tyler; sity, Cleveland, Ohio. For addi-French conversational instruction, 607 Twiggs street; tiona! d etails contact the Base bingo, 214 North Boulevard. special s ervice office, 258 8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium. 8:30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketchipg 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. Visit Your PX!. Wednesday, Oct. 6-BRANCH LOCATION 7:30 p.m.-Glee club practice for all service men interested, *Main Bev. and Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; swim-Clothing ...... 2nd & Ave. F ming. party, meet at any USO; art tor fun, 607 Main Mdse, and Spec. Twiggs street. Order Dept ..... 2nd & Ave. F 8:00 p.m.-Arthur Murray dance instruction, 607 Twiggs street: :No. 2 1 . . . . .8th & Ave. A open house, YMHA Community Center, Ross and I No. ....... Area F on Ave. J Nebraska-pool, bowling, ping pong; Family night. No. 3 ............ 8th & Ave. H Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. 1 4 .. .. E-1st & Ave. L 8:30 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard; Camera club, N 5 6 . Camp DeSoto 214 North Boulevard. o. ............. Plant Field 9:15 p.m.-Square dancing, 607 Twiggs. *NNo. 8 .. 4th & Ave. L ftursda 0 t 7 o. 9 ......... Hosp. Alea-B-10 y, c No. 10 ...... .... 1st & Ave. J '7:00 p m .-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street. "'No. 11 ....... 2nd & Ave. M. 8:00 p .m.-Party, Christian Service CeiJ,ter ; Tampa and Tyler; No. 12 ............ Flight Line recreation social hour, First Baptist church, La-No. 15 . ........... WAC Area fayette and Plant avenue; Spanish class, 607 Twiggs 3rd F C ... . ... .. 3 F. C. Hq. street. Parish night, 506 Madison. Officers' dance, Filling Sta . Ave. J at E. Fence Elks' club. "'-Branches with Soda Fountains 8:30 p.m.-Danee on patio, 214 North Boulevard. or Beer Gardens. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS, Nos. 1 and 4 Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2-"Best Foot Forward," Lucille Ball, Virginia Weidler, Harry James; .RKO Pathe News. Sunday, Oct. 3-"The Fallen Sparrow," Maureen O 'Hara, John Garfield; MGM Miniature; Terry Toon. Monday, Oct. 4-"My Kingdom for a Cook," Charles Coburn, Isabel Elson, Marguerite Chapman; Flying Gunners; Paramount Headliner. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 5 and 6..:._"Johnny Come Lately; James Cagney, Grace George, Mar.jorie Main; Community Sing; RKO Pathe News. Thursday; Oct. 7-"Fired Wife," Robert Paige, Diana Barrymor e, Louise Albritton; Musical Parade; Magic Carpet. WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 2 and 3 Friday, Oct. 1-"The Fallen Sparrow," Maureen O 'Hara, John G arfield; MGM Miniature; Terry Toon . Saturday, Oct. 2-"My Kingdom for a Cook," Charles Coburn, Isabel Elson, Marguerite Chapman; Paramount Headliner; Flying Gunriers. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 3 and 4--"Johnny Come Lately," James Cagney, Grace George, Marjorie .Main; Community Sing, RKO Pathe News. Tuesday, Oct. 5-"Fired Wife," Robert Paige, Diana Barrymore; Musical Parade; Magic Carpet: Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6 and 7-"Sweet Rosie O 'Grady," Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolph Menjou; Women In War ; RKO Pathe News. g. RECREATION BUILDING No. 1 Friday, Oct. 1 8 : 15 p.m.-Lucy Sinclair Presents. Sunday; Oct. 3, 8 : 15 p.m.-A .. W Melody Hour. . . . . Monday, Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m.-Right Answer or Else; 9 p m Soldier Show. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 9 : 00 p.m.-Marion Lohrig. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8 : 15 p.m.-Dress Rehearsal. Thursday, Oct. 7 8 : 30 p.m.-Music, Mirth and Madness. ENLISTED MEN'S l;lERVICE CLUB Friday, Oct. l 8:15 p .m.-Dance. Saturday, Oct. 2 8 : 30 p .m.-Bingo. Sunday, Oct. 3, 8:15 p.m.-Danny Sheean Recital. Monday, Oct. 4, 8 : 15 p .m.-Dance. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8 : 15 p.m.-Concert of Recorded Music. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8:15 p.m.-Dance. Thursday, Oct . 7, 8 : 15 p.m.-Group Singing. . St. Petersburg Information for service men and women, guest cards, etc., at Defense Recreation Office, Fifth street and Second avenue north. Phone 4755. HOME CENTER, 256 Beach drive north. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing every night. Coffee and cookies every day. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse, suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance instruction. PIER CENTER, municipal pier; Informal dancing every night. Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction Monday and Thursday. At both Centers every night Bomb-a-Dears, St. Petersburg Junior Hostesses, are on hand to help you have a good time. Clearwater LOUNGE, 601 Cleveland (across from the Capitol Theater). Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the convenience of Service Men. BEACH CENTER. Open Saturday and Sunday. from 10 a .m. until 6 p.m. Open week days by request. Directions may be obtained at the Lounge. Dances. Wednesday 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, sweEOthearts 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.

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0 DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURS DAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 PAGE NINE New HighWay Cuts Time Off Tampa Bus Trip PX Glamour Girls Eyefull To 724 AW Back at D_rew After Operational Duties By PVT. LLOYD V. WEISS I know that returning to Drew Field was a great sensation for the 724 SAW company after six weeks out on operational training and communion with nature. It was good to return to civilization with "PX glamour girls" and sick call. We were a pretty sqrdid looking bunch (our dear noncoms excluded of course) when we went out, but when we returned sunburned, bulging muscles (Allah be praised for Sloan's Liniment) all helped along by our new (and we hope clean) Carbines gave us all a certain luster. By the way, is that B A.R. holding up Pvt. Fox or vice versa? SOMETHING ADDED set out to prove that Paul Muni isn't the only one. MYSTIC MAN It is now fitting and proper to pay tribute to Cpl. Bonham's miraculous recuperative powers After he had been shot, he mysteriously came to life again, and captured our heroes will wonders never cease? It wbuld be greatly appreciated (plug for our motor pool men) if our First Sergeant Mayfield would stop smashing up our trucks......,-after all, things like that are not expendable. Good luck to Pfc. Galante from the 724. He can hardly wait until his wife gets athlete's foot, so Dale Mabry Road Opened Saturday The war effort got a shot in the arm and roughriding Drew Field soldiers got a new deal in-bus transportation with the official opening of the new $1,000 000 Dale Mabry highway Saturday. The smooth, straight-away concrete road, which greatly speeds important Army traffic between Drew and MacDill Fields, was dedicated at ceremonies at the east gate by Mabel Mabry, a niece of Captain Dale Mabry, the highway's namesake. Mabry, a Tampa Army balloonist, was one of 33 persons killed in the explosion-crash of the dirigible Roma at Hampton, Va., in February, 1922. STREAMLINED RIDE A great many arms are now bedecked with 'stripes, and this is a wonderful feeling for those that never had any before. (Let's hope that the stripes go to their arms ,and not their heads) Here are a few of the new entrants into that class: T /5 Christie (Detroit, Mich.), T/5 McGaffin (Pittsburgh, Pa.), T/5 Beacham (Media, Pa.), T/5 Havlicek (Jer:sey City, N. J.), T/5 Maxey he can treat her with the old BRIGADIER GENERAL WESTSIDE T. LARSON, Commanding standby General of the Third Air Force, and Brigadier General Stephen We recommend furloughs to H Sh II C d The first automobile to enter -Pvt. Parsons who killed that erri ; amman ing General of A WUTC, on the speakers' the highway-a sleek, red con-seven-foot rattler (our hero). platform at dedication ceremonies for $1,000,000 Dale Mabry vertible belonging to the upper Pvt. Block who did that won-Highway. income bracket and driven by (Dowagiac, Mich.). derful impersonation of CarOtis E. Pruitt, Clearwater-also picked up the first GI to hitch a men Miranda doing the conga NURSES GET BIG PLAY ride on the road, Sgt. at that Wachula Night-Club All formerly of the buck private class: T/4-Bennett (San Francisco, Calif.), T/4 Towns (Fresno, Calif.). I hope that the Florida Chamber of Com merce will be tolerant of their brethern from California these ar:e but a few of our new non-(somebody ought to tell him Harry Evans. As far as the dog-that are in style this faces were concerned, the road year). T/5 Buntman for that JN 57J ST SAW OUTFIT was really officially opened when delfcious stew every day (it Evans caught the hop. Immedisays here). Pvt. Nahow who ately following the -hitchhiking th k 'th Evans came a string of automo-charmed all e sna es WI By T/S JOHN McLAUGHLIN_ biles bearing Miss Mabry and corns that machette (when was he in India?). All of these men Lt. Sidney Sassen has transferred his affection from a other relatives of Dale Mabry, the I imagine that Headquarters & belonging to the Re-c t l'ttl dh d t ( h h . th t t h mayors of Tampa, St. _Petersburg, Plotting Platoon is still cursing u e 1 ere ea 0 gos W o gave us a s ory, o we and Clearwater, and city and porting Platoon. s;s t Ch l' L s k the day that gas was invented. g ar Ie a a er has had another haircut that county officials from Hillsborough It seems that some Commandos, At this time, we would all like makes two this month,. Lieu tenant. And another 'thing and P !nellas counties. Pvt. Andreani, Crew Chiefs to proffer our thanks and conF Frech and Beacham, along with gratulations to our Commanding while we're talking about Charlie; Spurred by the 69th Air T/5 Christie, T/4 Bennett and Officer, Captain Lowery and our take note of that snappy salute, portant news of all,_that Major Band conducted by Warrant S /Sgt. Bentley (all generously officers for the great job they and_ that ever-;eady Edwa.rd v: Tresham has transLester G. Baker the d d h l t First Sgt. Dick Erskm 1s fur-r d t f th 5 7 1 t t supplied by First Reporting) I w I e we were ou on opera-loughing in sunny California and erre ou o e s o be-ceremomes contmued 30 mm-played havoc the night that they tiona! training. come the CO of the 591st, and !::.:.:::..:::::::....:.:.::..:.:::......:.:.::.:_.:;.::::::.:.......:::.::.::.:_::.::.:..:::..._;_:.::..:..:..:.::_..:.::.._::.:__::_.:::._ ________ has promised to bring back some that all his fellow officers of utes and were broadcast by Staof those delicious California the 571st wish him continued tion WDAE. Rienhardt of 9th Marries oranges. That's the principle success in his new or.,.anization .. dope in the 571st SAw this week. The first bus to use the new Here's another FLASH. I had It does seem, Major Tresham, route left the east gate at 4 p,_M. better read it first. Oh, yes, that No. 3 could have been more Busses .now use Dale Mabry HighCorp. Frank Knowlton is hoping careful in editing his own work. way to Memorial Highway, travel By S/SGT. MIKE DODD "The Bells Are Ringing. For Me and My Gal." to go on furlough to marry a But as I understand it, those girls east on Memorial to Howard, then And how they pealed for S /Sgt. Bill Rienhardt and student nurse. that you have in PX No. 11 have north on Howard to Cass, and east a very distracting effect on all on Cass to the terminus at the Ruth Brown this week. Ruth came down here all the way Good heavens, here's an item enlisted personnel in that area, Allied Building. A Pickens Coles, from Pennsylvania to have the tied. which should arouse tb.e in-and No. 3 may very well have president of Air Base Lines, said The wedding took place Thursday night at one of the clerks at least (sometimes it's this column Uso d dl d th worth while to play to a small s, an a goo y crow was ere. will do better by you the next old route over narrow, bumpy, Corn. Fred Snook was best man audience.) It seems that Lt. time. equipment-wrecking .Tampa Bay B ll h Tears and GrlnS Lyons "will restrict the mem-Boulevard, but pointed out that -that is, next to I e was t th best man. The whole Signal for three weeks, if he does not same and that passengers get the bers of the mail department YA N KW 1 z the running time IS abou e Company, Ninth Fighter Com-Find ways Into get a letter from a certain (the benefit of a smooth ride. mand, jo;n in wishing the happy word is smeared) by Thursday By BOB HAWK LUMINARIES ATTEND Couple many of wedded Week At 4 91st -the date the "Echoes" comes t Among Army officials who at-bliss. They will reside in Tampa; oyu 'd b tt t b b If 1. If I told you 1 was going to tended the werLe Brig-believe i.t or not. . ou e er ge usy, oys. adier General Westside T. arson, The Ordnance and Arma-worst comes to worst, three of raise heads, ears and eyes in Commandt-.-1g General of the Third Personal note: What was that d v t G d h ment Section of the 491st you coul compose something to my JC ory ar en, w at veg-Air Force; Brigadier General Ste-gleam in Dee blue, blue cover one page anyway; three etables would I be referring phen H. Sherrill, Commanding eyes-anticipation or eagerness? Fighter Bomber Squadron weeks is a long time to be away to? General of AWUTC; Colonel Mel-ANOTHER RING extend their deepest sympa-from Tampa, you know. "'h 1 vin B Asp, Drew Field Air Base 2 n en a g1r goes for a stroll d c 1 1 Th J b k ff f 1 h Sgt thy to Lt. Harry Hughes. He Wanted to tell_ yo_ u, sir, that t Area comman er; o one omas ust ac 0 ur oug Lt. Sant'Ambrogw 1s on leave. WI h a man in uniform, why S. Voss MacDill Field Air Base Dwaine Nielson announces his was called home because of Yes !'think it's somewhere in the shouldn' t she cling to his Area commander; Colonel Thomas engagement Miss Elsie Martin, the death of his 'father. Bronx. It's called Bloomfield, arm? W Walton, Third Fighter _Com-'ll f Ut h N J 3. I went to :a movie last night, mand executive officer-, Colonel away back in the hi s o a Sgt. H. Thomas is "sweating 0 B tt 1 1 f d -th < S t" h' 1 t d f 1 h ur a a IOn personne o-an m e picture was a man R W McNamee, AWUTC execuSalt Lake C1ty, to b_e exact. 0 ou Is ong awm e ur oug ficer, Lt. Gilbert, is somewhah wearing a bowler, a choker tive offic-er; and Colonel Stephen you left your s gar m Salt Lake which is supposed to begin Mon-up nawth. I guess it, too, .mus and a wrapper. What part of C. Lombard, of Third Air Force day. Pfc. Hunt the Armament b d B It C d his. anatomy that is usually H d t d L t n nt City, eh, Dwaine? clerk seems to be a bit down-e m e ronx. say am en, ea quar ers, an e a All the fellows of T and T Sechearted these days. Mrs. Hunt N. J., on de lettah. covered was left uncovered? Colonel William H. Fillmore, tion eagerly awa:t the return to-went home last week. Lt. S!ck_bert _(say, tht:;re 4 Which section of the country Drew Field executive officer. morrow night of M /Sgt. Adolph From T /Sgt. Larimore comes a any _Gis. I!l th1s story.), special has the highest marriage rate, In addition to Miss Mabry, Frank, Section Chief, and S/Sgt. reply to a question in last week's service officer' 5th Trng. so according to its population-other relatives of the highway's James Cross. The master h_as Echoes as to when he was going the. news goes, appeared I_n a east, west, south or north? been furloughing in Pennsylvama, to extend and invite to the men n?t so long ago, entitled 5. Are there any other countries and the staff has been doing like-in Armament and Ordnance to The Penls o; The that celebrate Labor Day or wise in Maryland. come up for a steak dinner. Case of the NaiL I 11 bet is it strictly an American holi-Apparently he is willing to that was a laff, heutenant. day? SUN ALSO RISES have them come if they will bring If we keel? it a secret _!rom ti:,e 6. Why are there exactly 13 but-Cpl. John Laman of s_upply their own ration stamps to get the editor of the R;eader s tons on each pair of blue Department, leaves Sunday for a steak. J?Igest ,' : could you. cut m on a trousers that our sailors wear? 15-day sojourn in Pennsylvania. From the Communications Sec-httle J;>It, a httle bit of that 7. Where would you go to buy Say, Pennsylvania is really tion comes the news that Pvt. J_ over m _Battalion _He;dquarters a break-front? starring in this column. But tha_t's Carey has been bitten by that some P,enlous. mornmg. 8. Which one of these three cities 'allriP++ judging from the tre-same "Dan Cupid,'' that so suean Ite m : Corp. Leon is not among the ten-largest mendous applause that always cessfully attacked some years ago_ Reudr;r, IS transfened to Co. D.,-in the United States? Balti-bursts forth in any GI audience He is again married to the same and Its about an EM, too, so more? New Orlean s? St. at the mere mention of th_ e state. girl, as this goes to press. there! . ''Louis? Those coal diggers really love it. Pvt. Carey is enjoying a honeyc;orp. Ben Nestles. wlfe 9 Why can you usually see dis-This -column comes to an abrupt moon by reason of the fact that he arrive Octo_ber 4 He !s? expectmg tant objects more clearly after finish due to the tro >ical down-was granted a five day extension a pass. Will he get It. a rain? pour that just started. I on his furlough. The chief "wheel" This is going to bowl ::rou 10 If you were using the word someone had tossed a barrelful of Communication is none other over, Major Tresham. Would "exaggerate" in a letter and of water through the window at than S /Sgt. Ingraffia and this you believe that my corres-came to the end of a line, me. Time out while I wipe dry writer has it on good authority pondent (No. 3, I call him) just where would it be correct to my trusty Remington. This Flor-that he is doing a fine job of telephoned. me to say that he divide it? :da-this Tampa! keeping the "cogs" turning. forgot to tell me the most im-(Answers on page 11) namesake present were Gid dings E. Mabry and Milton H. Mabry, brothers; Mrs. Tavor Bayly, sister; and Mrs. James R. Boring Jr., Mrs. Paul D. Coch ran Jr., and Barbara Mabry, nieces. Lieutenant (jg) Byron Raymond (Whizzer) White, AllAmerican back at the University of Colorado, Oxford University Rhodes scholar, Yale University law student and former professional football ace, now is stationed at a motor torpedo boat base in the New.Georgia Islands. Dee Moore,_ Phillies catcher, has been assigned to the Marines and given a 2-week furlough before reporting to the San D iego Base for training.

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DIRIEW ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 853 23 Sub Squadron Spotlights Jive Of 'Fats Waller' 756th Co. Back From Hospit:.a Volleyball Twists have been enjoying lately are due. largely to the efforts of Lt. Smith, who replaces Lt. Jd Fe lRy SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER ers" who were wandering around The Squadron recreation area in our "backyard" is on the . . All nght, Clarke and Palumbo After spending two weeks in getting plenty of busmess, but you can't call volleyball a here are your "Umbriogohs" as the hospital recovering from a "sissy game." Ji;mmy Durante would call them minor operation, Capt. Kenneth H Hovey Verchuck Ledbetter W. Church, commanding officer orrigan came down with a lame shoulder. Arnold Nosker: You name' the others. of the 756th Signal A. W. Com-and Chappell were limping around with sore ankles. Wahl FREE LUNCH pany, has resumed his duties with got konked in the face and sported a nice shiner. Hill sort Mardock has the s:l:'stem One this outfit. Lt. George C. Edwards f ll d 'b day Mrs. Ball took him to lunch Masonic Meeting John Darling Lodge, 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. No Haircut Gigs Gl larber PHOENIX, Ariz. -(CNS) When a shaggy-headed private fail_ed to pas inspection, he complamed that there wa s no one around to cut his hair. He' s the company barber. Tendons his boys on the Bullgang how not to drive a jeep. Thanks to "GI"' Lazenby, it was a surprised Michaud who tried reaching his boss, Ray Harmon, at extension 370. Michaud still can't understand what Ray would be doing in the Chaplain' s office? And a happy birthday to Olin Prather. was acting CO while Captain O pu e a n out of place. and on the following day, Kitty Church was away. More moving at Hq ... John Boy" Whitley's job of. perpetually Sweat. GOOD SjHOW Lt. Charles E. Williams has re-Hrycewicz' s coffee shop is open combing those. blond locks. But And speaking of lunch, success Effervescent Chuck Levy New joined the company after attend-for. business in "Annex No. 3" ... where do you get that peroxide to Lt. Bohannon as new Mess OfYork' s gift, is doing all right with ing the Army Air Force School Special Orders' section moved from, boy? ficer of the outfit . Hope you can our WACs. To the accompani-of Applied Tactics at Orlando for into it's own office finally ... COKE FREE draw full rations for us in our ment of Lou Chappel's singing we four weeks. Signal Ordnance. and Chemical Something about the officers. "new" kitchen. Good luck to the found him jitterbugging with one Home on furlnugh went are slated to move soon. cooks. in front of the WAc area to the v Capt. Anderson was recently anS/Sgt, Frank Hill,'popular supCIVICS HELPJED nounced as Aide to General Calitri wants his youngster to amusement of many onlookers. ply head man for the 756th. Gilkeson.. Lt. Gordon bought grow up quickly so he can teach A gratified Joe Rarus bought It has been some time. since A visitor to the building last cokes for the gang in 3-A, but it hetr how to trees-he was cokes when they Sergeant Hill has been away week was Lt. George Merrifield, was wi'th L1 Davi's' money. The a ree surgeon pnor to the Army. e ped 1m move his supplies -who recently graduated from the L from the main b 'ld'ng t and we are sure he will make Air Corps Comba t Intelligence occasion? We still haven't What happened. to those emannex. UI 1 0 an good use .of .his short vacation School and is now w ith the Third learned. bryo mustaches Geyer and from the room. Bomber Command at M acDill. t'l' Daniels were sporting? Fancy A prayer to Base U 1 Ihes or brushes, weren' t they? Competition on the volleyball Turnabout i s fair play thought. 'whoever is responsible for the It was a happy gathering that court, with gaines featuring of-Jack Page, home on furlough, so upkeep of the theaters. Can't was indulging in giggle water ficer's and-enlisted men's teams,. he proceeded to give lifts to at the Terrace one n1ght last b h tt h d S f 'li h' something be done about that ecomes o er eac ay. orne o CIVI ans In IS car. week. But could it have been those who have never played the water iD. the first six or seven . rows of Theater Number 2? to the point where they appear brated three in 'the After all, a guy doesn't like to Latest to help the 'population of to be veterans. Yep, longevity pay now ... A sweat out a line, pay 15 cents Tampa was the new b aby girl With the addition of some per-mass welcome to the new men for a ticket, and then have. his tha t moved in with the Odell Alsonnel, the officers' team has been in Ordnance: Sgt .John Harte, feet dangle in that stagnant corns thre e weeks ago. Mother bolstered considerably. Lt. George S/Sgt. Bill "Glamu>or Miller, smelly water. Who'll be the and baby doing fine. Cpl. Al B!Uiin, Pfc. Dav.id good samaritan? C Edwards, believing that prac"Bud" Schooley and Pfc, 'AI Sigh. love is grand, isn' t it, Al tice .makes perfect, was discov"ln'i Will"a Reroes for last week include Bahan? Louise Smith, local PX ered on the court after dark the J n 1 ms. Joe "Limpy" Driscoll and Archie lovely is the other part of the <1ther night preparing for the next Last reports have it that Bill Weiskittel. Alert boys, they deal. Young, but cute. days' battle. Milier is taking over "Mirror nabbed the two "Nazi paratroop"Cowboy ' Dayton i s showing Engel, our new Message Center man, helped move Ute Coke machine tp its new location last Friday. But when the ice water tipped and gave him that unwanted bath, "It's Murder, He Said." Guaranteed "cure all" coffe e now being brewed in Col. Fisackerly' s office. See "Doctors" Joyner and Brown the "fizzicians." Harriett Schroder is there only for the effect. Johnny Vankuren started to enjoy his five weeks special medical training with the AWUTC'ers Alumnus John Ashe is also taking the course.

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DREW FIELD ECHOEJ, THURSD -AY, SEPTeMBER 30, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN 588TH MARCHES, GRINS Plenty Bonds Onions and Love Go Hand in Hand 903rd QM's Say 'IN DRJLLING CONTEST "What's it all about? What's the purpose? What's it -going to get us?" These .were typical questions asked by Gis a couple weeks ago when orders were issued from the 588th Training Bn. SAW that all officers and enlisted men would participate in a 30-minute drill period. every morning. THEY LIKE IT Today the questioners know what it's all about. They know the purpose and they know what it's getting them. And.they like it. After .the first test of marching ability between two of the bat talions's outfits -the Instiuctor Training Department and the Mo tor Transport .Department-there are plenty of smiles and a genu ine determination to be the best drillers on Drew Field. After the first test, Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, commanding of-ficer. of the 588th, adjudged Lt. Emil I. Seim's Instructor Training Department men just a little more on the ball than the Motor Trans port Department. The winning squad was drilled by lst/Sgt. Joe Green. DRll..L VOLUNTA'itll..Y Where the men had gripel;l be fore they had drilled in the morn ing, they now are drillip.g on their own, after hom:s, in the company streets and to and from the Service club and theaters. The daliy 30-minute workout has shown improvement in the men's military bearing, military courtesy and more orderly moveBirthday Party Staged By Year-Old 4th AW Unit By CPL. EUGENE G. HORTON One year i"ll Drew Field! Several of the E M of 4th A W, Training Company A ; could lay claim to that distinction during the. past week, (By the way, who gives with these Distinguished Service Medals? Not that we are bucking, of course, but you know, a gentle hint?) Naturally the anniversary called viewed at a new location. The for a celebration, so come Thurs-membership, the source revealed, day night the boys began to will be drastically smaller . straggle in for a pick me up-Tears fell thick and fast this (lemonade of course). week as the Staging Area. boys INNER DOINGS headed for the 584 SAW Bn. Revealed during the nite: Pfc. Seriously, they are a bunch of McCallions dance step; Cpl. Orswell fellows and we did hate tega's routine,' Sgt. Tully's. 'in the to see them leave the 4th Tng. groove' contortions; and S /Sgt. Bn. barracks. Schultz' avid appetite for potato chips. Side glances: T/5th Milton Pol-Adding more life to the party ster panting loudly as the little were S/Sgt. Van Fossen, Sgt. chick on Clearwater beach oggled her eyes his way.. T /5th "Red" Tubbs, Sgt. Spohn, T/5th But-Hawkins finding out that double ler, T/5th. Renner, and-gosh, time doesn't mean a fast walk. I'm truly. T/4th Wilson actually in someAdd for the record: S/Sgt thing beside athletic trunks. Van Fossen and Sgt. Tubbs beT/Sgt. Durrette and his now fam lieve in trying everything once, ous "rabbit hop" catches in cen as you can find ou. t from any ter field. $4,950 WORTH of War Bonds are bought by Pvt Stanley J. Andrezejewski, .. 828th Guard Sq. He invested in worth.. through the First tiona! Bank of Tampa, bought the remaining $950 worth at a Drew Field bond rally. Sub Depot Units Praised For Work In Air Journal Proving that absence makes the heart grow fonder, Pvt. Ray Smith of the 903rd QMC, while home on furlough. had his eyes knocked out when he ran into his former high school date. .Ray observed she had graduated both in schooliJ).g and appearance. In fact, Ray was so impressed that he made a bee-line to renew his friendship and is seriously thinking of doing the domestic sketch. Only one criticism Ray, don't get too impatient or alarmed when she fails to write every day. Here is our ditty: Love is like an onionWe taste it with delight. But afterwards. we wonder; Whatever made us bite. T/5 Robert E. Sheldon, of the NY night blooming variety, spent his furlough among the elite on Florida beaches, describing it as "riotous." ALL STATES HERE Pfc. Tom Wardingle lives on beautiful Lake -Geneva, in Wis consin. He had a swell time poking around the ole fishin' tall, blue-eyed blond. Before he went on furlough he met a gorgeous c r e a t i o n, further enhanced by the t;name of "Cherry." She ran the Candy Shoppe in the State Theatre and that's why Jim could never get any farther than the front attraction. He went away .on furlough but when he -returned to .the favorite haunt the young lady was no longer there. Jim's lonesome, .fellows. Do any of you know where his heart throb is? 1st Rept. SOls+ Welcomes 9th FC; Hopeful of Game holes and managed to average 165 By T/4 ALFRED BRUNNER SUB-DEPOT SUBS while bowling. From Union, S Th F' t R t' C C., returned CpL Charlton Nichols e Irs epor Ing om, Candy and cigars were the looking wonderfully rested and pany, 501st Signal A. W. Reg-order of the day last Friday well fed. iment, welcomes its new M Pvt. Pinkie Avery has been hb th. s 1 H d when Lieutenant arr ex-making the rounds on furlough at neig ors, e 1gna ea -changed his gold bar for a Hattiesburg, Miss. Pvt. James I. quarters Company, IX Fight silver one. Congrats lieu-Bennett from er Command. Perhaps a lit-' h the Bronx, lookmg healthier than tenant. We hope that. t e ever, and all's well with the tle later on they Will be able silver bar will be augmented world. to give us competition in very soon by another. Lucky soldiers! Cpl. Robert sports events that we have On page 44 of the Oct. issue of B. Fisk, T/5 Harry Grimm and been la. eking. Pvt. Frank Skufca headed for "Air Force," the official service vacation at Lake Lure Rest It seems the 2nd Reporting journal of the U. S. Army Air Company stumble bums have Forces, can be found a vivid story Center, in the Smoky Moun-broken one engagement after anof why Sub-Depots exist. tains other with S/Sgt. Allan Hinten's The story was written by Lt Last week end Cpl. James volley ball champs. Then men say Col. Arthur V. Jones Jr., 1to whom: Kimble and wife and T /5 Raythe?' guess they might well all Sub-Depots should be grate-mond Hatchat and wife went to wait for their age pensiOns as ful for the wonderful recognition St. Pete to romp in the sand. and for competitiOn from 2nd Re-o the work. sea. Things progressed wonder-portmg. member of the 4th Tng: Bn. or Sports: Saturday was a field -To the employes of S. in Seven. day for the 4th Tng. Bn. as the who asked why they did fully until they nosedived into a JORDAN RETURNING restaurant. Kimble ordered soup Supply Sgt. Francis Jordan will and while doing the customary return from furlough this week waiting act, he was served crack-and Executive Officer Lt, James ers and butter. They were all Moran will leave for his home in famished, and wifie started to Kentucky for a brief visit. What help herself but didn't get to first stories we will be hearing in the base. hot stove league this winter. officers ganged up to oust the not. receive a copy of the With no investigation whatever A WUTC officers by a score of 3 Echoes, the answer is, conserthe 570 SAW Bn last week laid claim to exclusive rights on the to 1, and the EM blasted the 5th vation of paper. Tng. Bn. by the count of 12 to 6. You are asked to bear with us. title "Paragraph Troops." . Accept the policy of reading your I"AGE PHll..ADELPHIA Leading hitter on the Sixth copy and passing it on. LOVE AND CRACKERS Wow! We of the 4th Tng. Bn. think Ferrying Command baseball team The other evening, the S. D. we have definite priority on that is Max West, ex-Braves outfield-Hossfly visited Larry Ford's Hubby wanted them all for concoction ,and w.hat's more we er, who has clubbed .482 and hit Office Bar to consume a bit of himself. It was his soup wasn't think we prove it! Our long 10 homers in 53 games. Second what he called "relaxation.". A it? Then the Mrs. became pro standing Coat of Arms has been best batter on this hard hitting small sign prompted him to voked and called him a "cracker inscribed with these words since nine is Hank Danning, former order a Slap-a-Jap Cocktail, hoarder," incidentally, that time immemorial. SQmebody got Giants catcher, with .432. He is 25c. When the waitress brought name still makes Kimble see a good Lawyer? followed by Nanny Fernandez of him a glass of water and a 25c crumbs when it's mentioned. Have you passed the Company street about time for retreat of late? Those forty or fifty men you see in formation for retreat is the strength. We may be lit tle but we're mighty. Exclusive: This correspondent the Braves, a .411 sticker and Red defense stamp, he turned up We all note that the only diff has it from authoritive sources Ruffing, alternating between the his nose, but was delighted between Forkan and Pvt. Carl that the famous "Day Off" club mound and the outfield, with a with the taste it left in his Webber is that Forkan doesn't of bygone days is about to be re-.383 average. mouth. stutter in his sleep ... Pfc. DonUSO Show Set For October 5 Stars Dancers ___________ ....::....:......:. ____________ aid R. Pierce remonstrated, "Guess I'll have to let. up on breakfast," as the Cold Storage scales tipped 202 lbs. 'S69's Dagwood Is Papa By CPL. HANK GOODMAN this week. In 2nd Reporting Com-It t t d t f th d d t pany two newly appointed War-s ar e as O ose or 1nary ays, quie un-. rant Officers happily donned their eventful, and slightly tiresome. uniforms and answered to the But by noon the 569th was quaking with excitement name of "mister." W. Q. Arthur h . Q & p W. Sphar had joined the outfit somet mg was happenmg m H l. Cos supply. room. as a master sergeant, and w. o. Haggard T/5's rushed in and out of Supply Sergeant Patal-Earl M. Paasch, new to 2nd Re kis's igloo, waving their hands in a strange sign language. porting, had just jumped from A 1 t t d tech serge,ant. n anxwus Ieu enan Inquire "What's happened,. corporal?" He then retired to his office Promotions continued to be "Nothing," giggled the corporal, to brood over the Army regulai-nnounced. AlleQ D. Kimmel is "Blondie just had five pups and ticns which. he always reads for now a staff sergeant, and Rob-ate three of them!" The lieutenant relaxation. fancied he saw the man turn T ; 5 Carl Munkert, slightly more ert Berry was made sergeant. green. practical. but every bit as pleased, New T/4's were Victor J. "Van PAGE DAGWOOD rushed over to the mess hall .for Moer, William S. Riddle, Rob-Yes, Blbndie, 569's dainty mas-some milk with the remark "She ert L. Russell and Howard E. cot, had her pups, but they turned now has two extra little mouths Laubach. Recent T/5's are out to be twins when the grue-to feed." George S. Kotarinos, Robert F. some 'report had been discounted T/5 Jesse Perry, now on fur-Lonn, Earl W. Conway, Wil as just an ugly rumor. Iough somewhere in Rhode Iiam C. Barrett, Leo E. Sarit Anybody who had had Island, was immediately sent the sky, Spears L. Tipton, Freder any connection with the bat-following telegram: "Twins ar-ick A. Fisher, Robert L. Snyder, talion began to reminisce on rived-stop-Doing fine-stop -John C. Davis, William J. Karn, love stop Blcmdie." James R. Blair, and Kenneth T. Blondie's colorful existence in All of which made sense ac-the 569th. M/Sgt. Schlossberg Dougherty. Pvt. Donald J. Crivella when asked if the Army was helping him remarked, "I've always been able to wear out my shoes, now I know how to repair 'em!" ... And now for some heart throbs. Let's begin with the case of Pvt. Jim McWain, our AnawerJfo There's a new USO show com ing to Drew \!In Oct. 5-and what a show! Recently, USO-Camp Shows, Inc., found it necessary to re arrange their productions so that groups known as Victory units might provide a greater number of shows. The "It' s a Pleasure" company, the first Victory group to hit Drew, brings its sparkling show to you next Tuesday. Its star is the incomparable Maryette Evans, who, with her parents and brothers, will present 1. Cabbage, lettuce, or cauli-a series of old and new dances. flower, corn and potatoes. Miss Evans, a thrillingly BOB HAWK'S YANK WI Z 2. Because his right arm graceful acrobat, comes from a should be free to salute with, and line of theatrical people. Her when saluting properly the left parents, themselves a famous arm is at his side. 3. His feet. A bowler is a hat vaudeville team, will execute (derby). A choker is a collar, a the dances popular in their time. This will be followed by a wrapper is a robe. charming demonstration of w4 The south. 5. c a n a d a, Newfoundland, day's routines, done by MaryAlaska, and several other coun-ette and her brother. tries also observe Labor Day on AI Goodhart, that rousing song the first Monday in September. leader, will be here, too, so get 6 The stand' for the original your voice in tune. You'll want started to te II the story of his cording to T I 5 Aaron Poni tch and T/5 John Bortkiewicz. And Dag-life. wood, periodically AWOL, re-13 states. to warble with him, before Gene News from 2nd Reporting's 2nd 7. To a furniture store.. Clayton, magical magician, takes platoon, now out on operational 8. New Orleans. St. Louis is your breath away! Goodhart, When approached by your re-turned in time to receive congratporter, Lt. Langan, company com-ulations as a proud papa. The mander, stared mistily into space pups were appropriately named and remarked: Cookie and Alexander. "It seems as if it were only yesterday that she was just a :!'flSTER'S NOW baby. Ah, they certainly grow up But Dagwood was not the only fast!" one who was handing out cigars training, informs us that Lt. the eighth largest city. Baltimore Clayton, and the Evans family Thomas McNamara has become a is the seventh largest. New Ortop a brilliant cast, designed to chicken and egg man "in addition leans is the fifteenth. afford you a wonderful evening. to his regular duties." Lt. Me- 9. Because the air is purer. You'll leave. recreation ball Namara displays his inclination Rain washes and cleans it, re-No. 1 with a song in your feet for these commodities by his ire-moving dust, soot, pollen and and a tune in your head after quent visits to a nearby farm-other foreign matter. you've seen the "It's a Pleas-so the story goes. 10. Ex-ag-ger-ate. ure" company,

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PAGE TWELVE DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY/SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 MESS HALL GANG PROUD OF \VmNING FLAG! Last week Kitchen 22 won the flag for the best mess hall in A WUTC. Left to right (bottom): T/4 Barry Nelson, Lt. George M. Parker, mess officer; T/4 Kaster Williams and S/Sgt. Kenneth Halstad, mess sergeant. Above the -GI's line up to try out the new trays with Pvt. Timothy Fagan getting a full tray. Left to right behind the counter: Sgt. Nelson, Lt. Parlfer and Sgt. Halstad. (Army Air Forces Photo.) TRAYS SUPPLANT KITS AT AWUTC KITCHEN Phone Monopoly Of Sarge Helps 503rd Unit-Party By PFO. EDWARD A. DORAN On Tuesday night another. successful party was staged-this one Evans Gives -All As. M-C for 3 14 Big Time Party By SGT. HARRY GLENN by the Plotting Company of the When bigger and better parties are given, the 314th 503 SAW under the direction of will give them. Lieutenant Brame and F /Sgt. The sceae_ was Rec. Hall No. 2, and the date Friday Mac Donough. Of course the party couldn't the 24th. On hand for the occasion were the officers and miss being a success since the merl of the organization. sergeant practically monopolized All were permitted to bring bert sure was getting around at the office phone for about a week their wives or their best girl theSqu!'dron p_arty. prior to the event. friends. We had as our guests Captam Cuttmo, of S-4 Of In he does a pretty good the officers and' enlisted members fice, has been transferred to JOb the normal of the WAC Detachment. And the 3d Air Force. co':dlhons -Its gt;ttmg to the from the looks of things some of Will some one please tell u s if pomt where T /5 J1mmy Ingar-. beggia of the 3rd 'Reporting Com-thte the. ob)ect of the1r Cpl. Bob (Jeep) Hamman bor-pany is going to charge him for at ent10ns m khaki. rowed the shorts he wears for service. (Jimmy unfortunately has BLONDE CROONS calisthenics from some chorus a desk near the phone.) s girl? ergeant Harry Evans was the Lieutenant Abraham Linder, -of MAC KNOWS HOW very funny MC and a show in Base Ordnance, is now 1st Lt. himself. The magician, who Linder. Another question which is bothering a few of the would-be wolves is how and where Mac finds those gorgeous gals. Do they fall for his laughing Irish blue eyes? Well he' s going on furlough shortly and from the rumors floating around, he'll probably be out of competition when he returns. Pfc. Eugene Bcmnington of the Headquarters Company'l Reporting Battalion is walking around with a satisfied smile ihese days. Seems his better half arrived in these parts about a week ago, together with the youngster. They're keeping house over at St. Pete. In fact Lieutenant Levy' s company seems to be breaking out with a rash of sudden 'domesticity. The wives of Pvts. Elton Waters, Aaron Schwarz and Earl Peters are recent arrivals on the local scene. Maybe too -many 'reports of Company Parties have been broadcast. THRUM ALL THUMBS We are also told. that Pvt. Howard A Thrum took the big step during his recent furlough. Congratulations and best wishes to him. proved that the hand is quicker than the eye, really had -the crowd guessing. A big favorite with the boys was a cute tap dancer. Also receiving a big round of applause was the blonde singer. From the way a cute blonde Sergeant called Betty hung onto S /Sgt. Luther Ford at our rumpus it looks like the real thing. Sergeant William P. Rivers, who has just returned from furlough, now has a girl going with him by the' name of MRS. WiHiam Rivers. The Sergeant met her in New Jersey, married her in Chattanooga, and brought her back to )'ampa with him. That guy sure does get around. All officers and ehlisted personnel of the organization are in vited to see Lieutenant Edwin Ruoff take the fatal plunge. The place is Chapel No. 4 and the time is 1600 on the 2nd of Octo ber. The future Mrs. Ruoff is Lois McGregor, of Long Island. Drew Field will not seem the same without Maj. John Schnei der. Major Schneider has been transferred to Sarasota, and will serve as Army Emergency Relief Officer. WEATHER NOTE The new Base Mess Superviser, Lieutenant William H. Gibbs, comes to us after serving 16 months in Newfoundland. Quite some change 'from the cold North to Sunny Florida . The big smile on the .face of Cpl. Willis Neal, of the gas unit, is the result of his wife being in Tampa for a visit. Girls, have you noticed the cute addition to the upper lip of Pvt. Charlie Pearson, the Base Per sonnel's runner? The boys in Base Personnel are wondering what goes on in Base Hq. at night when the first 4 grades are pulling C.Q., but S /Sgt. L. W. Schweiger isn't talking. ____ .:...._ __ Nice Juicy Coon / Yours For Free; No Cooks Wanted lVanta a nice fat. coon that loves mankind like a beautiful coed? Proudest mess hall in the A WUTC is Kitchen 22 which Corporal Aldini of Headquar-ters-Company, Plotting Batis the only mess hall in A W to have enough trays to take talion, has been very busy lateBOOK PUBLISHED. One of the latest additions to the outfit is Pvt. E. Ralph Emmett, of Public Relations. Emmett was a newspaper and magazine writer before coming into the Army. There' s one for you if you drop around and see Mrs. Odor of 2412 Clark Street in the De Soto Park area. care of every man who eats there. In all there are 1,700 ly, making arrangements for the trays. The men, however, must bring their mess cup, fork, arrival of his family. After much sweating he finally spoon and knife. wangled a three-day pass out of Kitchen 20 also has trays, and for one side of the hall Lieutenant McCormick. (He they go Kitchen 22 one better in that they also have cups, claimed he needed the time to wash his baby's clothes-well knives, forks and spoons furnished. But, as was stated, maybe. ) Albert L. Boyd, Tampa service station operator, called the Echoes yesterday giving us the tip. It seems that l\o'Ir. Boyd once had a zoo which he discontinued after war was declared. this is for but one side of the mess hall and Kitchen 22 has mess trays for their entire organ69TH BAND BLOWS FOR THIRD WAR LOAN His latest contribution to the literary field is a book entitled "The Sky Is My Witness," which he wrote in collaboration with Captain Thomas Moore, Jr: The book tells the experiences of OUT Captain Moore, who served as a dive-bomber pilot, in the battles "People still call me wanting to give me all sorts of animals," he said, "This coon would be a good buddy for some soldier or company.'' ization. According to Lt. George M. Parker, mess officer at Kitchen 22, and S/Sgt. Kenneth Halstad, By S/SGT. JOHN, F. SUSZYNSKI Welton were duly impressed by mess sergeant, the use of trays Th k K I F ld "our" ability to rake in the has proved a great boon to the an s to ees er Ie M t b l . d shekels. kitchen. ISS., wo ass p ayers JOme The opening and dedication of "In the first Lt. Parker the 69th AAF band durmg the Dale Mabry Road was a prom-pointed 014t, "the use of trays th t k Th ,. h makes for a great saving in labor e pas wee ey wert: ment of _t e pro--which means kitchen police. We Pvts. Marvin E. Walker of Hl_gi; rankmg nuhtary and CIVIC offlCmls, as well as mem-use a detall of 12 men to clean C1ncmnat1, and Wilham R. hers of the Dale Mabry family, the trays, but we have eliminated Welton of Hobart, Ind. A full took part in !he ceremony. a lot of the garbage detail. And GOOD RITUAL another important factor is the week of weicommg the newT/Sgt. Ellie Eaton organized an morale. comers has just been rounded anomalistic musical ensemble with "When we first put the trays to which to "entertain" the barracks use I stood and watched the men out. during the evenings. Ellie's jazz as they lined up for food. You Private Elmer Logsdon, our pianoisms are really "something. could sense it. No more of this drum major, went so far as to Cpl. Sam Schiavone went into Piling an entire meal into a small "self-imposed" restriction so th:it postpone his furlough to be on mess kit. I am very thankful he would be available for details that we were able to get these hand for the doings; however, he's with this group. trays." on his way now-the boys are wonder'n beth r El II The secret and mystical ritual Last week Kitchen 22 was 1 g w e mer Wl awarded the flag as the best cause the Provost Marshal out kitchen of the week, just two that-a-way to send us a letter weeks after Lt. Parker took over. about a "delinquent" 69'er wear Sgt. Halstad also was formerly ing cowboy boots somewhere in Texas. in Kitchen 9 which won the flag some time ago. HELP PROGRAM Two trips to the Court House Soc DIVIDEND Square in Tampa, and one to the Capitol Theater in Clearwater DECLARED By Px were arranged to offer the new bandsmen some diversion from Major Edwin P. Jones, PX officer, announced today that the PX has declared another 50-cent dividend for every man on Drew Field. The dividend was realized from August sales. Checks will be sent to the various organizations. the routine duties at Drew Field (shhhh, the official report lists these trips as Band Details to aid the current War Bond Drive). Clearwater put on an Army show displaying mechanical equipment and weapons which attracted the townspeople and enabled the drive to go over its quota. Privates Walker and of elevating one of our ranks to the grade of Private First Class was staged for the purpose of awing and inspiring our fledglings. Jerry Becker, just back fr-om his Cleveland fur-Iough, was the willing subject. Pfc. Harry Williams, our timeand-a-half string bass player, made the outstanding contribution to our program by submitting himself to the gruelling ordeal of becoming a papa. He would gladly have named the red-headed offspring in honor of William or Marvin, but it's not that kind of a baby-it's a girl (the second one for the Williams-and !-larry was betting on a boy). of Midway and Guadalcanal. The book was published about two weeks ago and promises to be a best seller. For a man who just got back off a furlough, Sgt. W. C. Her-The coon is yours. with one reservation-it ain't for some mess sergeant. It's a pet. Get it? 407th Duffle Bags Land At New Headquarters Site Headquarters, 407th Fighter Bomber Group can move any place with 10 minutes notice and not even accompany the change with a ripple of excitement; they're having enough practice. The new hostel is located just behind the M. P kitchen. The only guy that even thinks about moving is Pfc. Sanford Hirschfield, who arises at 4 on the morn of the great event and starts packing in the dark ... by the time everyone else is tumbling out of bed, he has a truck backed against the door, all ready to move the impedimenta. J:\IIcNeely Toils M/Sgt. Lawrence Tinker is back from a vacation in Maine and very much in harness as S-ergeant Major. He's so busy he doesn' t even look like he thinks of the hills of home, but just mention that trip and watch him radiate. Fo-:. e hardest working man in any organization and the least publicized, we nominate S/Sgt. Pau! E. McNeely. He's fostering that Operations department like it was his own baby. Old Sgt. John J McElligott. has a new job in Operations which adds some earthy wit to the com-bination of McNeely and Fern. Sp "lking of Fern ... he spent a lovely day ove r at Pass-a-Grille soaking up the sun, drinking deep of ;he salt water, and fighting sea monsters . great outdoor man. SCOOP COMINO Now T /Sgt. W. C. H arris has forgone the pleasure of a private room for plebian company, maybe we'll have something to report next week. Do you want a real thrill? We don't mean anything pallid like facing bullets on the beach at S'llerno or buzzing a field with Capt. Holcomb. We mean something -that will frighten you out of six years of life. Just climb into a jeep with Cpl. Homer (the kid) Mcinturff behind the wheel . after 10 minutes in said vehicle, one sud denly feels rather old, it takes the edge off life and war, one has thP feeling that one has done all there i s to do . the rest will be ... uti-climatic.

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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30; 1943 PAGE THIRTEEN Chaplain Gruhn Directs Sunday Chapel Hour Crash Truck, Spectators, On Hand as 51 6th Pilot Lands Safely w .ith Flat By CPL. M. L HARRIS KNOW YOUR WAY HOME -. IS MOTTO OF PIGEONS ,. TRAINED AS SOLDIERS Under their control are 128 homing pigeons. The job of the three enlisted men is to go up in planes with their birds, release them, and then pray that they return to their home base here. The birds nearly always come back. If released anywhere within a 1 ,000-mile radius the pigeons can find their way home within two and one-half days. Every bird wears a dog tag on its leg, like real GI's. They also carry little c .elluloid capsules, much like a blown-up gelatine medicine capsule. Nearly all the birds are still in the process of "basic training," according to Corporal Horne. Dur:.. ing this period they are taken up in planes, 30 at a time, and re leased one hy one. Naturally, their trainers, Signal Corps men -mind you, go along. When on: regular duty in the planes, only four birds are taken aloft at a KNOW WAY HOME All the birds at Drew's pigeon section are born Johnny-on-thespot. Products of years of care ful breeding, the birds instinc tively return to. tht! place where 'they w ere born. They are hom ing pigeons...:....t r u e to their nameand not. carrier pigeons, as many people think. The birds are in use with our men on fronts all over the world. Paratroopers find them invaluable for maintain in" "On tact with What o f h pigeons .them selves? Thr.y're strictly GI. Subject to every Army regula tion, gigs, calisthenics, chow lines and inspctions. they gripe about stanilh'!' reveille and complain abou( the mess. Yes sir, a pigeon's lifQ is strictly a soldier's life, at best. The bilds cause their noncomsplenty of worry, too. Just ask Sergea:ilt Ribak, Corporal Horne or :Pff' U'-nMt. F o r insta1>C.::. d1ere's the type that stays out 'too late at night and misses b e d check. That's number 34550 by the way, and he's on the habitual side. There are others. too--like the one who talks all night and keeps RATION ROUNDUPi>rew field rationing board hours are 9 a .m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The board is closed Monday and Thursday. It is open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p .m. MEATS, BUTI'ER, ETC. -Book 2 red stamps X, Y .and Z good through Oct. 2; B .ook 3 brown stamps A and B vahd through Oct. -2; brown stamp C thi:ough Oct. 30. PROCESSED FOODS Book 2 blue stamps U V and W valid through Oct. 20. SUGAR_:__Book 1 stamp 14 good for five pounds through October; stamps 15 and 16 good for five pounds each for home canning. Sergeant Romanuk of Squadron Operations is in the hospital with a tough case of poison ivy. He came back from furlough a couple of weeks ago, and went right to the hospital. Tough luck, Sarge, but a furlough is worth any p,rice you may have to pay, isn't it? .. S/Sgt. Stephens of engineering is also in the hospital. we all hope you are back with us before long. NEW MEN AimiVE We are glad to say that last week a lot of .. new men came into the squadron. Helping out in Sgt. Romanuks place in Operations .is Cpl. Lepofsky. Cpl. Hobson and Pfc. Johnson are also with us fr'om the 84th. In Squadron Engineering is Sgt. Large, formerly in 84th Group Materiel. Ordnance still has Lt. Weshigan and T /Sgt. Simone in charge. M /Sgt. Bailey is line chief as sisted by S/Sgt. Neal, T /Sgt. Guthrie and T /Sgt. Pierce as flight chiefs. Captain Pat M. DeBerry, who ari:ived to take command of the squadron, has captured the affection of all his men. Everyone is talking about what a swell fellow he is.' Iceland Vet Heads 51Sth By PVT. JOSEPH J. SEVERA Kuhn and Lovable S/Sgt. Rob-The 515th is very proud of its 'new CO, Capt Jerome eri "Pop" Lii'rson. I. Steeves, who has seen service in Iceland for a period of Armament with it 14 months M/ Sgt. Carl H. Davis from the 496th and M/Sgt. Walter H. Captain Steeves served in the also of the 496th. will handle the Davis from the 405th. Operations capacity of Flight Commander Intelligence Section. still retains S /Sgt. Walter "Cur in the 33rd Pursuit Squadron. With u s is 1st Lt. Neal B Coliley" Baggett, who will see that The primary function of the 33rd ings who is in charge of Supply the ships are always in the air. was Patrol Duty although at and also Ordnance. Communi-times it was called upon for the cations i s under the supervision CAMPER TO RETURN interception of..enemy aircraft. of Lt. Nathan Schleker. Engi-Intelligence will have another Captain Steeves also saw serv-neering will be handled by a old 496th s .tandby, S /Sgt. Arthur ice with the 33rd when it was somewhat newcomer in the 515th, Camper who so ably has kept up called JJpon to serve as an escort but nota newcomer in the 84th, this column, and who will b e and a lso for the protection o.f in the person of Lt. Morton L back next week to take over once Allied shipping. Levy. He comes to us from the again. ANOTHER VETERAN 339th in Walterboro, S. C. In Communications, S /Sgt. SHOES-Book 1 stamp 18 good Operations is very please d to COOL 1ST SARGE George Schuerman and Sgt. Al-bert J. Lillick will be in charge. _Transferred from the Ordnance has another 496th man wrth the of the enlisted in S /Sgt. Robert Bobby" Hartpersonnel Is congemal 1st. Sgt. man, who by the way has been Peyton A. Horton who rs st!ll seen copying a few addresses calm as a midsummer nights from a certain 500-pound bomb. indefinitely. have a former Eagle Squadron GASOLINE In east No. 6-A man who is 1st Lt. Charles W. coupons worth three gallons each Tribken. His service of over 200 until. Nov. 21. hours with the Eagle Squadron in England and also in North AfI-'UEL OIL-Last year' s period rica in the seat of a Spitfire will 5 coupons good through Sept 30; enable him to make the 515th new season's pe1iod 1 coupons good through Jan. 3, 194 4 worth an enviable outfit. 10 gallons per unit (most cou-From the 496th comes 1st Lt. pons '\YOrth several units each). Pierce M. Ennes who served .there a.s the Squadrorl Adju Scared Cows Give Skim Milk LONDON.(CNS)-Charged' with selling milk deficient infats, John. High pleaded that -the ing of guns by armed forces near his farm scared his . cows. The magistrate dismissed the case. tant, and who will resume such duti.es in the 515th. We are very glad have the oppor tunity of coming with him be..: cause of his thol'Ough interest in the enlisted men. First Lt. William B. Haessig, another 496th standby, will take charge of the Armament Section, while 1st Lt. Duard Le Grand, dream. W e are gratified to have him Supply will Jesume still wit_h us. or m_ore properly so, us with !urn. W1th hun came S/S t J h T .. , 1 the most important man in the g osep e S quadron when the last day of the Squadron Supply .Ill functJon under the supervlSIOn of Sgt. comes around 111 the per-Clarence McElro son of Sgt. warren H. Dunn; the y man who makes up the payroll Last but not least are the boys that are going to keep the 515th M/Sgt. Edward V. Dav1s has from starvation, the boys that also come from the 49Gth to keep us well fed. S /Sgt. Ralph serve in the capacity of Line A. Bean, who has kept us happy Chief. His able assistants as in the 84th will continue to do so in the 515th. Under him will Flight Chiefs are:. T/Sgt. Cecil be Sgt. De Palma and also Sgt. E Weber, T/Sgt. Walter E. E Grissom.

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PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY! SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 These Soldiers Measure Up WAC Says PFC JULI PVT VITO Not only at Drew Field are GI's s prucing up, in hopes of beaoming a "best dressed soldier of the week." At three other Army air bases, three other WACs are on the prowl, seeking out polished military men. PFC. ROBINSON FOR SALE PVT. KIRKPATRICK CPL. THOMPSON Classified Ads. WANTED TO BUY MISCELLANEOUS -----'---As a result of the interest taken in the Drew Field contest by Gen. Thomas D. White, Chief of Staff, Third Air Force, men at Peterson Field, Colorado Springs; GreenviUe Army Air Base, South Carolina, and Morris Field, Charlotte, N C ., are obserxed each week. OFFICER' S OD blouse, size 37. Prac tically brand new, bought but never worn. Will sell at a saci ifice. Call Private E. R. Emmett. Phone 218. WANT TO BUY-Portable phonog1aph WANTED MAID SERVANT to do or table model radio-phonograph com-general housework, take care of baby. bination, good shape, reasonably Work mornings, 6 days a week. Call priced. Lt. Ray E. Cumrine, TP 346 Mrs. George T. Bird, Tampa, or Town H-25. 144. 743d Signal H-24-973. TWO ELECTRIC irons . $5 and $10. T oo 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. AW Company. =================WANTED -Projectionists, cashiers, ticket takers, ushers, and janitor-s for off -duty time. Good pay. See Lt. M a y at. Theater No. 3 According to our WAC, these five men do "measure up": Pri vate Donald Kirkpatrick, Sev enth Detachment, 50 1st SAW Bn.; Pfc. Plarence Robinson; Company A, 588th SAW Bn.; Cpl. Dale E. Thompson, 1st Reporting Company, 50 1st SAW Bn.; Pfc. Christy Jull, 517th Sq., 407th Fighter Bomber Group; and Pvt. Carmine Vito, 497th Sq., 408th Fighter Bomber Group. ------------duction illustrator for Boeing Aircraft Company, draws for three different camp newspapers. NEAT AFTER TRD..' CUSHMAN HUSKEY 2-h p. scooter bike. Needs about $20 worth of r e pairs. Reconditione d it is worth $125. the first $65 cash t akes it. See it at Quartermaster War. e house 16-C-10. CAMERA fans att. Make an off e r Kodak recomar 2'4,x31t.. film pack, with ground glass fo c using, dble ext. bellows, eye level finder, F 4:5 in compur shutter 1 sec -1/250 with selftimer, in good condit. Plus two cut film holders, and cut film d ev. tank. Really a sweet job. Write: Cpl. M. :::...:pshutz, Company A, 533rd Sig. A W PONTIAC 2-door sedan, 1935 .model. Good conditiOn $200. Harold Levy, Cpl. Station Hospital WAF D B-2. 1936 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Motor in good co ndition. Car needs tires therefore willing to sacrifice f o r $125. Apply or phone orderly room. Pvt. Leon Freed, 3rd Reporting Co. 501st S A.W.R. FOR RENT T..WO rooms. completely private, onenaif block from Clearwater bes,ch. Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt. Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field). HOUSE WANTED-Wife of Army Of ficer. having 3 chiWr en, desires at trac tive house in :Bay Shore Boulev ard S ection on 8 months lease. Price about $125 p e r month. Phone Drew Field Extension 463. GIVE AWAY THE 2nd Training Battalion is in urgent need of old radios tubes, condensers. coils, or any other radio parts, for their new radio school. Any contributions accepted most grate fully. C a ll Lt. Adams. Ph. 326. S-3 Section 2nd Training Battalion. LOST AND FOUND Strolling along with the Florida sun beating through your OD's doesn't tend tokeep you cool and neat-looking, but Pfc. Kirkpatrick looked as immaculate as any sun tan-clad soldier ori the Base when the WAC spied him ... FROM CffiCAGO "What? Me a best-dressed sol-WAR BONDS : Best b!l Y in world. Can dier? But I'.ve been riding on the be bought at Base Finance office, or FOUND ..:_ Lady's blue ..rhandkerchie f train for two days in this uni-any post office. Seller is now engaged with initials M B.," found in staff "Yes, it is warm," he agreed, form!" Nevertheless, clean-shaven, in most important task ever under-car r eturning from St. Petersburg. gone. Any denomination. Good return "but that doesn't keep me from unwrinkled Private Vito qualion moneyand safe return of loved contact Mr. Davis, combing my hair and using my fied easily as a well-dressed sol-ones. shoe polish." Kirkpatrick was a dier. The former Brooklynite was BICYCLE. same as new. Se e Sgt. E L. fi;dd stock clerk in Chicago before he a supervisor of experimental Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Hq. once, for obvious reasons. Am tired became a ground observer at flight testing for the Brewster ....:S::::q:o:-=-II=I=-=F:...C:::::._ ____ o-----of wearing barrel. Finder (I bope! ) Drew. Buccaneer Aircraft Company. A REAL miniature fits the please contact Pfc. FI'ederic k H. palm of your hand. Gw1rette 'h 127, Lorah, Detachment 7, 501st SAW Co. A day at the rifle range leaves Right now, he is lookmg over 16 pies per Ioll. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in tt t t b f WILL person who found yellow l eathe r one pre Y Ired ou ut a as-Drew Field and his new quarRapid sec. to 11500. cost portfolio in S e rvi ce Club Monday tidious man needn't look disor-ters at the' 4!08th, with interest. night please return to Hostess Offi ce derly when he comes back on to His anxious question: "Any WACs A 571 s A W. Bn. .. f_.!'Iin c h e w 57lst Sig A W. the Base after the practice is fin-from Brooklyn?" indicates that ==============='=====1::-::-=-'-':::::---=--.,-.,..,...--:-:-::-:,...,-,:------' ished. Pfc. Robinson had combed his interest isn't entirely profes-WANTED TO BUY LOST-Brown leather billfold, some-where near Company of the 1st his hair, wiped the dust from his sional. WANT to buy baby stroller in good Signa l AW Training Battalion. Con-brogues, and donned his shirt over condition. Contact Lt. H ershel Mar-tains money and papers of great v a lue. his sunburn, after completing his cum, Phone S-5447 engraved ins id e Pvt. Lester W score Carrier PiCJeOns Piek RiC]ht Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn. WILL pay _$40 to $50 .a used P>l!no LOST in Theate r No. 3: Walle t con-Corporal Thompson had a a!!cordwn m good condition. Describe 'taining money and valuable papers. reason for h1s bright, shin1ng Army But WronCJ Post sGize adnd720mthakse. Wnte to Pvt.. Ed Finder please return to Pfc. Frank erar .A W. Co., Dre w Fiel d. Ortiz. Company: D,. 563d Sig. AW appearance. "Yup, I graduated FT. LEONARD WOOD, Mo.-BABY carriage, baby scale T e lephone Battalion. REWARD. from radio school, just aft-(CNS)-Three SigLt. Hutne r, 430, Drew Field. FOUND-Wheel, tire and tube at First ernoon. But of course I alUSED "Taylor" "tot" or "baby St. and B Ave. Owner may recov e r ways try"' to maintain a well-nal Corps carrier pigeons bearing stroller. C a ll Clearwater 6630 or see same by identifying at MP Hqs. kept-np look. Helps the mo-messages from Camp Crowder, Lt. Dive ly, Co. B 553rd S.A.W. Bn . ::-8..,-th-=a_n_d_E,-,S_t_s ......,...-------,-,--rale!" he said. at Largo. LOST Set of expe nsive all-white Mo. here. .The birds were ARGUS C-3 camera, Or a comparable drums (Swingerland make). Were last Being artist and armorer at the placec. In the care of a former camera, for a sensible price. If you seen in Company area of the 569th same time keeps Pfc. .Jull very J?igeon racer stationed here until not a camera. call 287 busy, but he never neglects the arrangements could _be made to c er. 1st St. Are no longer there, since all-important shave and press J'ob : send them on to Camp CrowderUP TO $100 cash for good "Martin" or 569th has moved. Pvt. John Drisco ll "G>bson" gtlltar Call "Mack" Ext D e t 27 SAW Jull, who was a pro200 raiL 459 or s ;Sgt. McLaughlin, Hq. co.: -----'-----------------'--"------'"----=---=---'-------'---'-------..,-5th SAW Trn. Bn. Kitchen No. 29. LOST-Prescription sun glasses, lost on Bid No 5A-22 Drew Field. Address on case, E 59th LOW-PRICED car for lo ca l transportation. Will pay cash. Ph. 466. Sgt. Emergency Relief, Hos. Annex Bldg., H erman Cohn, Hq. & Hq. Sq. III FC. 8th and B. CALLING all radio hams. Would like a ca ll from all hams at Drew for q s t. mag. Will also act as information for suggestions relative to forming a Dre w Ham club, or holding a Ham f es t W9 D PU. T/Sgt. William J. Kiewel. Org 314th Base Hqs. & AB Sq. Bks. 211. VISITING parents, sweethearts, and wives receive comfortable hospitality at the Drew Field Guest House Attractive rooms. for 75c per day. Contact Miss Leland or Miss Nicks Ph. 897, at the Enlisted Men s Service Club. SPEND your off-duty hours enjoying the fresh air and green grass of Dre w Field's beauty-spot. the new golf course . And do your part to help kee p it beautiful at the same time. It's your course ... Won't you h elp with the work of finishing it? All volunteers contact Lt. E : G. Metcalf at the golf course. MENDING to be done? Insignia to be on? Bring your mending to Chape l No. 1 be fore 10 o'clock each Tuesday morning. The Officers' Wive s Sewing Club will do your mending and sewi n g f,or you fre e of charge. GIFTS wrapped fr ee of charge for S e rvice Men. Y HCA USO. 214 N. Boul evard: YWCA 11SO. 607 Twiggs: Christian Service Center. corner of Tampa and Tyle r _______ HOUSE SERVANT W ANTED-'Wife of Army officer. havinor three children and living in Bay Shore Blvd s e c tion, wants wom an n s house servant. Hours, 1 p.m t hrou g h the evening with one day off eac h w eek. Pay fourtee n ($14) per w ee k Per sons interested Drew Field exte nsion 463 SWAPS NEW Univ e rsal 2:1 y d. surf reel and rod with line fo vny type, firearm in good condition, $25. Major Ina binet, 407th F G Gp Phone 427. TRANSPORTATION MY wife driving here f-ro-m---Sh-r-ev-e-po-r-t, Louisiana about Oct. 15. Could bring two (2) lady p assengers at v ery rea sonabl e price Write or see Pvt. E A. Freeman, D. Co. 5th S A W Trng. Bn. WANTED-To pool ca r s. St. Pete to Drew. Hours: 7:30 to 5. C a ll 862 or 56-014 in St. P e te. Lt. V C. Willitt, 7 5 6 SAW Co. TEXAS . are yo u going there? Would like a ride for wife and s elf b etween Sept. 29 ann O ct. 6. TEXAS ... Would you J;J< e to have your car driven back to 1'1'" r.,one Sta r State for you? CALL H<'r b ert V Herbert. Flight section, 3 1 4t h Base Hqs. and AB Sq Leaves, Weddi ngs, Bonds Keep Finance M en Occupied CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE By SGT. JOSEPH FALCONER A large part of the success which the new Victory Bond Campaign is enoying is due to the civilians, officers and enlisted personnel of Drew Field who are ba<;_king the attack with the purchase of War Bonds from the Base Finance office. Purchase of these bonds are La., was announced by Lt. Col. made daily through the Finance Nye last week. Office From furlough dunng the week: T/3 Lawrence Rhuelow, from The transfer of T/5 E Washington, D c.; T/5 Edward formerly of officers pay Zentgraff, Washington, D. C .; Pvt. and Leo Brown, en-Sumner Smith West Virginia. hsted pay sectwn, to the Agent Finance Office at Hattiesburg, OUT OF HOSPITAL Miss. was announced by Lt. Col. Now that he is out of the Nye during the latter part of last hospital, S/Sgt. Leonard Kesweek. singer will resume the weekly We wish them success at their jaunts to St. Pete to further his new posts. interests with that certain FURLOUGH MEN. someone from Louisiana way. S/Sgt. Henry Hevia, "the On, furlough at present are: .T / 4 Murray Slater, visiting Boston, T/5 Gaspar Arbisi at. Rockford, Ill.; Pfc. Frank Gantz to New York city. Appointmen.t of 2nd Lt. Sidney Gould, formerly of this office, to be class B finance officer at De Ridder Army Air Base, De Ridder, Finance Office Sinatra," is doing very well, thank you, after the recent and not too short visit by a certain civilian employe. Beaming more proudly than ever, is M/Sgt. Allred 0. Meyer who is now the proud father of a new heir who came into the family last Thursday. FREE WANT AD FOR DREW FIELD' MILITARY PERSONNEL IN DREW FIELD ECHOES BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B" Ad Classification C e FOR SALr: e WANTED TO BUY e SWAPS e ATION e GIVE-AWAYS e LOST AND e MISCELLANrOUS e FOR RENT ...................................... .............................. Nome ............ Org. ..............................

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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER. lOK ]943 PAGE . Carton of Smokes Won by 10Grid Entrants PLENTY OF SMOKES HERE and the smile is from Sgt. Ches ter H. Miller of the 314th. Miller placed first in the Pigskin Pick contest. and won one of the 10 cartons of cigarettes above. Other winners received the remainder. Story end football coupon on this poge. The officers' softball team of the 5th Training Bn. outslugged Col. Le Fevre' s 551st Bn., 6-3, Saturday. Playing second base, the colonel batted in the cleanup position, but didn't clean up. He struck out on two trips to the platter. But the colonel's bril liant fielding compensated for his Drew Pigeons Win Races lack of power at bat. He was .re-Two birds. from the Drew Field sponsible for two double plays Pigeon Section grabbed first and four putouts. places in a pair of races in the The 5th's sluggers played etTampa area Sunday. rorless ball. Pitcher Cannallon A pigeon from the Drew loft allowed three hits, three bases on won the first race of the Tampa balls, and fanned four batters. Racing Pigeon Club with G'. P. The best "Home Run" McDavid Williamson' s bird second, and a could do with the bat was a ttiple racer from MacDill Field third. and single. Catcher Martone had In the Jirst race of the season a good day, tagtJing out three for the Tampa Homing Pigeon runners at the plate. Club a bird owned by Cpl. H. C. Meanwhile, the 5th was fol lowing a well-rounded .athletic program. Volleyball and softball leagues have been started, with every section represented. In the volleyball competition the S-1 team is managed by Lieut. George Hockrein, S-2 by Lieut Ricks, S-3 by Capt. Bill Rettger, S-4 by Lieut. Phillips, Medical by Capt. _Yan Tiborn, inspectors section by Capt. McCall. In the softball league S-1 is captaine d by Lieut. Frank Miller, S-2 by Lieut. Musumec, S-3 by Lieut. Needham, S-4 by Lieut. Bates; processing section by Lieut. Farnham. and Hqs. Com pany by Lieut. Williams. Horne of the Drew loft grabbed first place by flying from Ocala to Tampa in one hour and 50 minutes. The distance is 100 miles A MacDill bird flew third. The club will hole! a 150-mile race next Sunday from Fla., to Tampa. Old 'CcmpaiiJill" Hats Protect ScDdlilei!'S From Rain NISKA, Alaska.-(CNS)-The Army has saved many "campaign" hats from World War I for a rainy day. And that's just what they are used for here. Troops in water-soaked Alaskan and Al eutian posts wear them when it rains. Football Tilts Picked by Yogi Sgt. Chester H. Miller of the 314th and nine other Drew s old i e r s yesterday puffed from cartons of cigarettes awarded them in the first week of the football contest, while ogi went down a notch in mysticism. Yogi faithfully measured the amount of rain falling on Drew each 60 seconds, and subtracting five gallons, added the number of soldiers on sick call, a rid divided by the number of gigs received each week. "I was robbed," Yogi snarled. "Just wait till this week-end. I'm going to divide by seven gallons." His guesses last week were close and he didn't pick a loser. However, the 10 soldiers outpointed him with superior scores. A total of 129 men entered last week's contest. Here are the winners: Sgt. Miller; Cpl. Monroe Marks, Det. Medical Dept., Cadre No. 7; Pfc. John H. Lawrence, 566th SAW, Co. D; S/Sgt. James Garrett, Hqs. Plot Co., 564th SAW; Pvt. Ed Wisniewski, 3d Rept. Co., 552 SAW; Cpl. J Pinggera. Co. B, 570th SAW; Pfc. Irving Mntnick, 2d Rept. 56 9th. SAW; Pfc. 0. W. Piette, 739th SAW; T/4 .Ralph T. Knight, 1st Dem ontsration Co., 6t hSA W, and Cpl. Norm Jones, Base Admin istrative Inspector's Office. There was one setback for aU contestants. Oregon and Texas were iisted by Yogi but it was announce. d later that Oregon had canceled all games for the year. Winners were adjudged from the nine -games played. HARD TO SELECT This week-end, 10 tough games are listed for your consumption. A carton cigarettes will again be awarded each of the 10 winners. Letters must be postmarked before 2 p .m. Saturday. Georgia Tech and Notre D ame will lock mighty shoulders Sat urday in one of the outstanding intersectional games of the season. The Fighting Irish ran their backfield ceaselessly across the Pittsburgh goal line, leaving the Panthers scoreless to their 4 1 points. Tech coasted to an impressive victory against Nort. h Carolina. 20-7. Yogi, still determined, predicts Notre Dame to take Tech, 21-14. Duke plays North Carolina Navy Pre-Flight in another rough clash open at both ends for glass balls and witches brew. Yogi vows that Duke will come out on top, 13-6. HERE THEY ARE Yogi he once fought with the Trojans in Southern C alifornia, so he's listing USC over C alifornia, 34-21. Other Yogi predictions, for this week-end are: Green Bay 20, Chicago Cards 14; Chicago Bears 13 Detroit 28; Georgia 7, Tennessee 6 ; Iowa 0 Wisconsin 20; Pennsylvania 13, Yale 6. Fill in the coupon and be one of the 10 soldie r s who will re ceive a carton of cigarettes for guessing more closely the winning teams and scores. S 'up to you. PIGSKIN PICK TO: Contest Editor, The Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th and B Avenue. Here are my scores for the ten games: Green Ba. y . Chi. Cards .. . Chi. Bears. . Detroit . Ga. Tech ..... Duke Notre Dame . N C. Navy P-Flight Georgia . . Tennessee Iowa . . . . Wisconsin Minn. . . . Nebraska .. __ Penn. . . . Yale ......... So. Cal. .... Cal. ......... Army . . . Colgate ...... Name, Rank, P.O ............

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PAGE SIXTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOS, THURSDAY, 30, 1943 Obstacle Course Occupies 588th; Promotions T ol d By T/5 JACOB WEIDENBAUM The 588th is very proud of-the fact that it is the eurrent Obstacle Course champion 'of A WUTC. The team, representing Company A of our battalion, was the first to run the course and they set such a pace. that no other team in A WUTC was able to match it. The members -of the winning combination Sgt. Howard D. Stitt, Sgt. Harold C. Petzold, Sgt. Homer C. Henderson and Cpl. Weber J. White. The Obstacle course is new; it is about one-quarter of a mile long and has about 20 obstacles. Dressed in fatigues and G. I. shoes, our team ran the course in two minutes, 28 seconds. Other teams were permitted to compete in gym shorts and track shoes but in spite of the lighter clothing, could not catch up with our men. We are confident that if the team changes from G. I. shoes to track shoes, they will run the course in practic.ally nothing flat. Sergeant Petzold came into the Army from Garfield, N. J.; Sgt. Homer C. Henderson from Aubrey, Tex.; Sgt. Stitt from Arcadia,-Cal.; and last, but definitely not least, Cpl. Weber J White from Amesville, 0. Again, the big news event or the week after the championship news, is PROMOTIONS. Since the Army is very much state conMORE ABOUT-BOND DRIVE (Continued from Page U enlisted men to invest every nickel they can spare in War Bonds today-pay day. The Fifth Training Battalion planned today to import Tampa girls to boost War Bond sales among officers and enlisted men. Show girls from Tampa night clubs, and waitresses, office workers and salesgirls from Tampa hotels and department stores were scheduled 'to canvass Fifth Training Battalion outfits between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p .m. _today, Lt. Samuel Mar dian, as-sistant adjutant, announced. TOTALS GIVEN Drew Field civilians have invested a cash total of $20,900 in bonds. They have pledged well over $40,000 In addition, many have signed up for regular Class A payroll reservations. An unsung group of War Bond heroes are the salvage and reclamation department workers of the Base Quartermaster. Lt. J. F Kiernan, salvage officer,' announced that every one' of the department's 61 workers had signed up for bonds on the second day of the drive. 'l!:hese workers, he pointed out, are ungraded Civil Service-employes and are in the lowest wage bracket. Meanwhile, the 26th Sub Depot workers put on a last minute spurt to help the campaign. Marion Ward, in charge of War Bond reported $700 in cash was invested ip. the securities in the last week. Probably the single War Bond purchase by an individual this week waS'"' made by Angier Wills, civilian rationing officer. Nine months ago Wills built a strong wooden bank. Since then, .he, his wife, daughter, Betty Belle, 16, and son, Silas, 15, have put into the bank all spare pennies, dimes, and bills. STAUNCH BUYER scious, I will abide by my theme song that the readers like to know where the men come from. Therefore, I have listed the chosen by home community and state in alphabetical order. Their present grades are follows: CALIFORNIA: Sgt. Edward L. Suchy, Los Angeles; T/5 Leon A. Dougherty, Los Angeles; T/5 Kenneth A. Stn,niford, Berkeley; T/& Rudolph J. Schmidt, Chowchilla. FLORIDA: T,!li Ernest Thoml\s, Graham. -ILLINOIS: '1.'/G Robert W. Pet roUe, O"k KANSAS: Sgt. Gordon L. Smith, Bucklin. l\IAINE: '1'/4 Donald K. Leigh Portland. 1uAUYLAND: T/4 Jounes W. Willard, Bultimore. MICHIGAN: T/5 John F. Thom-son, Garden City. -1\IISSOURI: T/5 Charles F. Kow ens, Peach Orchard. NEW KAl\ll'SKIRE: T/5 John F. TnJty Jr., lll:mchester. NEW JERSEY: T /Sgt. Riuhard E. Amsih, Newark. NEW YOR!K: 'l'/5 Edward L. Corrow, Clinton; T/5 Jacob Weiden buum, Bronx; T/5 Hobert K. Goldsmith, New Yor!< city. OHIO: S/Sgt. Clll\rles E. Bland, Sugar Grove. OKLAHOMA: T/Sgt. James C Ballantine, Oklahoma Cit); 1'/5 Hurl Ferguson, Park Hill. PENNSYLVANIA: T/4 Funcis F. Getz, Phihtdelphia; T/4 Hubert l\lcGIath, Pittsburgh; Cpl. John J. Williams, Scranton; T/5 James F. Plaisted, Upper Darby. VIRGINIA: T/4 Bruce H. Gentry, Danville. TEXAS: T/5 James D. Barbee, Clarksville; T/5 Tiofilo Rangel, Stockdale. WISCONSIN: T/5 RaiJ>h F. Houfek, Appleton. The entire battalion has been kept busy with instructions in the use of the carbine. The instruction is given on Sunday (of course, we don' t mind) and the actual shooting on the range is done during the week. Since the regular duties of the battalion cannot be relaxed, everyone has been amply occupied. I will close 'with the news that Sgt. Smith at Headquarters and Headquarters company is doing a fine job as acting first sergeant while F /Sgt. Nemeth is on furlough. 'Pay Me' Slogan Of 498 Lenders Men Leaving Most men around the 498th have been in the service long enough to take new in stride and bid old friends good-bye without too much heartbreak. The turnover-in personnel means that men with hard cash loaned out are' searching the shipping lists and tearing their hair. Our private board of military strategists has all the data in. hand, however. M/Sgt. Donehoo can even tell you the day we can all go home. The transients have commented ptetty thoroughly on the food, the week's tour of guard, the amazing frequency of K.P., and that cel"tain ser-_ geant, whom they strongly suspect of conducting human "The cost of everything that sacrifices in the light of the we did not absolutely need was full mO

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