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MAIL HOME PAGE 3, A Picture Story of Your Operational Training Drew Field Echoes FOOTBALL PRIZE WINNERS ON PAGE 15 VOL. 2, NO. 31 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA OCTOBER 7, 1943 FIREMEN TO BURN 'PLANE' A WUTC Football League Planned; '!Grid Men Sought PACKS PUNCH COMING AT YOU is a grenade that is fired from a rifle through means q_f a special attachment. Technician fifth grade Lawrence Bresser props rifle butt against side of emplacement,-which absorbs kick better than a man's Bresser was among -first to fire on new bazooka and grenade range opened last week. The new, 260-yard range, received its bapti,sm of fire by a group of men firing grenades from rll;les. Maj. W. J. Fleming, Base S-3 -officer, under whom Drew Field's _range s here, at Indian Rocks and at St. Petersburg are operated, and Capt. H. C. Coward,. Base range officer, were present for the firing of the first grenade. Men found -that a rifle-firing grenade had a big kick. While they may have had trouble with sore shoulders, most of-them had little difficulty_ with planting grenades accurately. Prevent Fire Week Termed Huge Success Newest thing-and not com pletely finished-is a crash alarm system developed f.9r the air base, which-completely veliminates the BUTTON LIP, S-2 SAYS Safeguarding military information is often the difference between being a fighting man or pushing up the daisies, and Major Gener:al Dawson Olmstead, former Chief Signal Officer, warned soldiers this week of the great importance of "buttoning" all lips. A WUTC'sS-2 joined in the advice, pointing out that talk of troop movements or any information per taining to military business is strictly out for the du-ration. Following is Major General Olmstead's statement which was the foreword to a pamphlet on Safe guarding Military Information: "You are a cog in the wheel that must rotate militantly in the entire war effort. Your Country has armed you wjth one of its most adequate weapons, namely, TRUST. The most effective use of that weapon is through SAFEGUARDING MILITARY INFORMATION. "A fundamental stratagem of war is to learn from the enemy that which he will not disclose, and, in turn, to conceal from him that which he desires to learn. It is not an exaggeration that the revelation of a single item of secret material, possibly one re garded as merely casual or routine, might well result in a death-dealing assault upon the United Nations. human element. Colonel Melvin B. Asp, Air Base Area commander, will press the first button to inaugurate the new system tomorrow. The base commanding officer has asked city and county fire departments to have men on hand to watch the burning plane demonstration, and the commanders of Drew's many organizations also have been urged to have their men present. "Who knows but what the men of Drew have learned this week will come in handy in the immediate future when fires break out?" Captain Godfrey said yesterday. "If they have payed close attention to the use of fire extinguishers their chance may soon come to save the government many thousands of dollars." Remaining schedule of Drew Field fire demonstrations: THURSDAY 10 A .M.-Base Hq. Area, Avenue B. between Sixth and streets. Z .l'.M.-.1' a r ad e Grounds, Guard Squa
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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURgDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 Over-Age Officers Tough Signing N El .. bl F 3J4th Scribe Declares ow 1g1 e or SGT. H. B : BURLESON Having enjoyed 10 days at Lake Lure, your 314th . Tr atntng reporter is back on the job with more power than A word of advice to all of yo_ u who may in the futuJIJ'be lucky enough to get up that way, I would suggest that some. Officers in the Air Corps winter clothing and mountain 1 f fl climbing equipment be included seat of "Meatball" Kennemer, who previous Y over-age o:t; Yin your suitcase. is due to take off shortly for mg duty, can -now apply for Swimming suits can be at Kaydet training. posts as bombardiers navi-. home for the rest of the wmter _Warning! Be Cadet . . unless you are one of those rugged Ciepela! You are takmg your gabon, or flexible gunnery, individuals who enjoy freezing to Preflight on that GI bicycle too it was announced yesterday death: in icey mountain stre.am lightly. Maybe you can get some by Capt. William. Hench water. The place is _mce, thing at PX to relieve you of . fellows, except for one hitch. you your wornes. Base Schools Officer. have to sign your name once a Four of .the greatest men of the UP TO 49 day. Believe me, that is tough. 314th are now enjoying themtraining is open to MONEY BAGS selves at the Third Air Force Rest officers from 27 to 49 years old. Center. They are: Sgt. In order to be accepted, you must The latest rumor has It that Cpl. SeUenright, S/Sgt. William come up to the physical sta.ndards Earl (Barrelhouse), Red?-;rhas Sgt. William Dillon and Cpl. B listed on WD AGO form number to. the positiOn of Cohen. Without them, we will 64, change one. Mathematics Fmancial Whiz m Orderl_y have to stop production. Probably majorswith college degrees, as Room on. rec01;nmendahon of his we wi.IJ. have to send them telewell as a thorough ba'ckground in buddy, E:Id V(mter. grams to return so the 31 ,4th can instructional procedure, will re-Congratulatwns are m order for be on active status again. PRESENT AWUTC COMMANDiNG GENERAL greets ,Col. Richard Gimbel, fi, rst com .manding officer c;>f the Signal Corps organization. After his meeting with Brigadier General Stephen H. Sherrill, Colonel Gimbel addressed offi cers on his .experiences with U. S. Air Force in England, including a bombing mission over the Ruhr. Former -AW.UTC. .Commander Here l On Brief Visi. t ceive first consideration Lieutenant Carson, who was re. Instruction in navigation is cently ordered to change his gold right around the corner, .if you are bar for a silver one. !tealthy. You must have a degree Pfc. _George Grieco, the m astronomy or math.ematics! and Brooklyn kid, has returned with a good knowledge of mstruchonal that far away look in his eyes. Can it be love? or is it BrookDETAILS TOLD lyn? Take it from there, Grie'co. H you would learn about While going through the pay Ible your physical line last 30 September, it was With those con-noticed that Sgt. Berry had tlie tamed m AR 4,0-110, I or dice in his hand even before be change II. A high scho_ol diploma, collected his pay. plus a thorough workmg knowledge of firearms a:nd instructional procedure, will put your application near the top of the pile. Your application must pass through your commanding 'officer to the Commanding Army Air Forces, attention of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel, Washington, D C It gives the lower ranking EM of the organization quite a boost to see our -top kick down on all fours during the physical training progrom now getting under way. Good work, Pvt. Duncan, shall we expect more of this treatment? The "Gladwyn Gladiator;' Sgt. Herbert, is now subbing in' the Having recently r e t u r n e d from a convalescence furlough, Sgt. F. L. Griffith tells of subzero weather in Canton, 0. When he left, everJTthing here ._ was about to float away with all the summer rain; when he returned, everything was floating away with the beat. A warm welcome is extended to First Lt. Paul Hudson, who is now the Supply Officer of the 314th. PLANE KILLS CHAPLAIN NEW GUINEA-(CNS)-Capt. Keith B. Munro, an Army chaplain, ,was killed conduct-_ ing services here when a dis. abled Jap bomber crashed into his improvised chapel after being attacked. Colonel Richard Gimbel, first commander of the A WUTC, returned on a br:ief visit today after eight months of service with the 8th Air Force in England. Chapel Hour POcks 'Em In Colonel Gimbel was serving on the 3rd Air Force staff of Major Genr'ral Walter H. Frank when he was given command of the infant A WUTC in December, 1941. He remained in command of WUTC untir' June, 1942, when he . became Base Inspector on the staff 'of Colonel Melvin B. Asp. -After brief service in this position, he went to England as personnel staff officer of the 8th Air Force Service Command under GEmeral Frank. tle fighters and flak for a conL. sidfc. Bunnie Cassel:, a WAC newspaper reporter who read poems, of all things, and went over with a bang. The boys want Bunnie to come back and read some of her original poems GOOD PROGRAM Beside the individual talent there will be the all-male chorus and the quartet. Also the Chape l String Ensemble has prepared a complete program of their own. Last Sunday the all-girl WAC choruo sang several numbers and arrangements are being made to bring tl:em back. Cpl. Arnold Felton, soloist and producer, is the musical director of the program and he said that last Sunday's turnout was the largest since the program's inception. The time is 8:30 p .m., the location is Chapel 3. FEATURED SINGER ON CHAPEL HOUR!-Miss Donna Mcleod, radio artist from St. Petersburg, will lend her fine soprano voice tor the soldiers next Sunday at Chapel No. 3 She will appear through the courtesy of the Civilian Defense Council. Program sto'rts at 8 :30 p m

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DREW FIELD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 t-'AGE THREE Your Son in A WUTC HELLO OUT THERE-That boy of yours has been doing pretty well for himself here at Drew Field. Now he's out in the field putting in practice his Army schooling. He still uses his training manuals to review his and equations, but you can bet he's doing all right at the tough job the Army has assigned him, the development of all around proficiency as a soldier while mastering a highly technical skill What his daytime _duties are is not a newspaper story, so we went out to the 555th Battalion one evening after chow to tell you iri pictures just how your son is getting along. SWAMPWATER TE, LEPHONE CO. does the same people do for you. There's a slight difference, though. These men will repair lines under fire when the enemy cuts them. And they don't send out monthly bills Left to right are M / Sgt. Gardinier of Boston; Sgt. Valley of New York City; T / 5 Gomez of Tampa, S /Sgt. Evans of Saginaw, Mich. and Sgt. Lloyd Webb of Ellis, Kan MAJOR GIBBONS, 555th Co. washes out tomorrow's uniform. No e xcuse for letting down on appearance in the field' when the commanding officer -.o..manages without laundry PVT. J. J. FOX of New York City gets off a letter to his family. Pvt Fox has added a few pounds in tile field and now realizes the importance in combat of the theories learned in the Army classroom. Tl RED EST FIVE FIFTY FIVER is Alton, Missouri's Corbett Warren. T / 5 Warren fell asleep in the middle of a letter from home, plumb tuckered from opening the envelope. They say, though, that he's a pretty_ handy man wf-)en a field problem calls for quick action. IF YOU THINK THAT kid of yours isn't in top shape follow him around for a day. You'd be ready to give up by 10 o'clock. The obstacle course develops mental and physical co-ordination. PETER PUP HAS officially adopted the 555th and consented to pose here with a few of his buddies. Let to right are Pvt. Cletus Padgett of McCallister, Okla.; Pvt. Fulton Evans of Cambridge, Md. ; Pvt. Cleophus Bonner, of Baton, Tex. ; Pvt. Benjamin Hart of Chambersburg, Po ., and Pvt. Adolph Vaca of Galveston, Tex. CAPTAIN RICHTARSIC DISCUSSES medical hygiene problems encountered in the day's A TELLTALE HUDDLE brought our photographer on the run operations. This is one of the 555th's regu lor evening classes designed to exchange and to a secluded corner of the camp. A closeup revealed in-correlate ideas gained in the field .that day. Major Gibbons puts his subordinate units comtense c oncentration on a hotly contested session of that pletely on their own, points out mistakes but never penalizes. This is operational trainpopular camp sport, checkers. jfng where officers and enl isted men learn by doing and successful units are made.

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PAGE FOUR -DREW FIELD ECHOES Official Publication Drew F ield / -P. 0. Address: Dre w Field. Tamp a Fla . ThursdaY:, October 7 ; 194 3 COLONEL MELVIN B. ASP Air Base Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES ts a Pos t Excha nge A ctiv i t y ; published each Friday in the inte r est .. o f the o fficers and enlisted men of nrew Field. Authorit y S e c u : W D .,_ Circular 5 5, 1943, unde r the supervision o f Special S e.-vi'Ce-Officer in accorda n c e with W. D. M emo. No W210-6-42 date d Sept embe r 7, 1942, Subject : Publication of Post. Camp and Unit N ewspapers Major Cheste r K D elano. Base special S e r vice Office r Lt. Joseph H. M cGinty. Editor . The office ot DREW FIELD ECHOES Is l ocate d In Special S e rvic e s Building o n 8th Street b etween A and "B" A venue s -Building No. 14B-03. T e l ephone, exten1l i O > l 287. . (Photos by Base Phot o Lab. ) [Printe d by The St. P e t ersburg Times] VOLUME 2-NUMBER 3 1 FIRE-BUDlJY OF AXIS Shortly after Pearl Harbor, fire broke out and destroyed a huge warehouse con.:. .taining about 10 per. cent of this nation's rubber reserve. Newspapers each day carry stories of Go ahead, Po. But, remember, 'it's the WACs for me. 5-roFn Our Chaplain-By. CHAPLAIN P. 1. CHAZIN Co:riununications to this coiumn must bear, for publication; the correct name and organization of the writer. Short letters are most interesting, and the right is reserved to cut letters when space limitations require . Drew Field Echoes Dear Sirs: I J:l.ave been in the Signal-Corps for over ten months,and like it a lot. To e xpress the feelings of myself and my buddies, I wrote a poem -about its work. Perhaps you could use 'it in one of your publications. T/5 ALFRED GROBER 566th SAW Bn. THE ARMY SIGNAL CORPS We fight like hell, through fire shell; We die and do to get that message through, In the Army Signal Corps. In the air, ori the land, and on the sea; and serve the "SELF-INSPECTION" . . Axis as much as their b<;>_mbs bursting on Everybody knows what a GI is. You polish our vessels. up the b:r:ass, sew on the buttons, fhe shoeis, clean In. a tank, tn a plane, the Infantry or Artillery, We're hard and we're to.ugh f9r the life that's Americans are .notably careless and under the bed and on the shelves. Ypu make yourself. ready so you won't get-.called d6wn, or heaven forbid; re-philosophic of fires. We lead the 'WOrld stricted. in lives and property lost due to fires, Did you know that there is a regular inspection of much of which could have been avoided. your inner barracks as well? _.. What would yo u think of a man This is National Fire Prevention Week. who painted the outside of his Throyghotit the country persons will ,_be house and mowed the lawn, when he was to receive company, .out urged to el,iminate fif e hazards and con-left the dirt on the floor of. the 1 li fl and allowed the paint to sequent Y e mmate con agatwns. peel off the walls? You certainly : In keeping with th_ e campaign, wouldn' t judge a man's house by the exterior. the .Drew Field Fire Department is giving Well, each one of us lives in a a series of talks and. practical demonstr'a-house which we call our body. If we were to come for a G I. tions to :personnel of Drew. inspection would we be satisfied devoted to prayer and self-searching. At the end of these ten days of penitence our rabbis tell us, we must emrege as .if we had a new soul. Repentant of the past; understanding ourselves at the present1 we determine for the future we must live an improved .life--dedi cated to 'the realizSltion of the best that' is. in us, in the. :ser'vice of our fellow-men. We can be justly proud of our -fire merely with how nice the buckle shined or the crease was pressed? S d R 1 fighters. This organization has. a state-We speak of. "beautiful but un t:JY e ICJIOUS rough .. In Army Corps, Your buddy, my buddy, the kid around the corner-, They're giving 'their all-when they answer the call To. f.ight and serve, in the Army Signal Corps p . We may. be from the' North, the South, the or the West, But we do and give our, best . To live or die, and get .no rest, till we get that message 'through F-or the core. of Army, 'Jibe Signal Corps! (From Somewhere in Aiasloa) The Editor, Drew-Field Echoes. --wi<;le reputation: for Hs' and-higli about "well-groomed Services listed. morale. lv.Iost .. of the men-were unskilled To be sure a man to be his best Dear Sir: in fire k now. ledge be.for e they came. to should look his l;>est, but rememPROTES For several weeks, rriy sister, Edna her new bottles don' t always con-TANT SERVICES: L th g 15 s d Howatt, has .forwarded her copy of tb: e D rew Drew: tain the finest wirie. "Look more u eran serv1ces, : .. un a y, .than at, the bottle, look at the Chapel No 4. Services, 10 :30 sunField Echoes to me. It's a grand paper; I read They're:_ taking continual courses in content.'" . day, all chapels; 7 :00 P : M ., Sun.it from beginning to end, eve:q. though I'm not scient_ ific techniques_an. d they know their We ail need periods of self-day, Chapels 4 a nd 5 7 : 30 familiar with many of the. personalities meninspection. We must review our Chapel 3. Christian Service Mens business. . lives, analyze our conduct, find League, 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, tioned. out why things. go wrong and Chapel No 5 Prayer meeting, However, 'I can't help grinning a b i t ; when We can do well to heed their advice 7 oo PM w d d Ch 1 N _. how. we can make them better:. : e n7s a y, ape 0 I notice the many sarcasms cast at .the rriosqui. and dir.ect our fires to.ward the Axis .:._,not All religions provide for periods 8-' The Forum, :30 P M,, Thurs toes the rain so prevalent in that section day, Chapel No. 4 ... Bible Study at ou.r own property. of self-searching. The Jewish re_ Class 7 :00 P.M., 1'hursda y, Chapel of It' s hardly unfamiliar to me. I was ligion does it at this season of the No 5 formerly statio n at St. Petersburg. I ca.st plenty : LAUNDRY SERVICE FOR DREW High Holy Days. CATHOLIC MAS SE S : 7 :30 It .begins wtih Rosh Hashana A.M ., Sunday, Red Cross _Build-of aspersions at Florida, too ... then. 1 (the Jewish New Year) which in -ing, Base Hospital; 8 :00 A.M Maybe of your readers would gripe a tradition is the Day of Judgment, Sunday No 2 9 00 AM little less, if the y were .to exchange places wit h ,Drew field enlisted men and WACs of 14 organizations have good reason to stand up and cheer this week with announcement -that GI -laundry. service now is available here. And other enlisted men have a to,look-"forward to when War, rant. Officer George :Burleson, QM laun dry offic'er, promises the service will be extended eventually to every Drew Field when all of mankind comes be-s d Tlu "' t N 3 d Cl . 1 f th th f th AI h un ay, 1ea er o. an 1ape me for a week. Alaska 1s no -picmc place-and ore rene o e mig tJ.r No 2; 11:30 A M Sunday, Chape l IS each m accordance N .o. 4 Holy Mass each week-day it's a great d eal nicer than many of the places w1th h1s ,li!e s deeds. The SHO. except Tuesday and Sunday, 7 :00 Army men are stationed today. Yes, it rains a FAR, s horn, IS blown to A.M., Chapel No. 4. Confessions, lot i n Florida, but, when -the sun does shine symbolize the awesomeness ofthe from. 4:30 to 6 :oo P M and from what a place! I'd like.,(:me good burn on the. Day of Judgment. 7 :30 to 9 :00 P .M., Chapel No 4. There follow the Days of Pei:J.iMasses every day but Tuesday beach at Clearwater, right now. Here tence, during which we are to and Saturday, 6 :30 P .M., Chapel lucky if we see daylight for over six hours a t a examine ourselves. We try to No. 2 time. I swear I haven' t really seen the sun discover 'if we have u sed our JEWISH SERVICES: Ser vices i n months. abilities to the best advantage, if for all Jewis h personnel held in have lived noblyland honestly Chapel No. 3, 7:15 P.M. .Wednes-There aren' t any mosquitoes here, it' s frue. or wasted our days and dealt day; 8:00 P.):\1., Fridq y ; 8 :30 A.M ., But aren' t any gorgeous Florida moo ns, organization. The service for Drew is. being done by 'the MacDil(.jl Field laundry, probably the most Jl!Odern in the country. Work by GI laundries is excellent, speed.y and falsely . Saturday. either-and no pin-up girls to share them with!. Finally on the seventh day, CHRIS'riAN SCIENTIST SER(By the way, thanks for those pin-ups you fea-these days end with Yom.Kippur, VICES: Service, 9:15 A.M., Sunthe holiest day of the Jewish day, Chapel No. i Conferences, ture on the back page. We're f o rming a inexpensive. When the neatly pressed uni' forms come back from Uncle Sam's laun-year. From sundown to sundown, 4 :00 P.M., 7:00 El. M., Monday and gallery). . dries they are something to behold. Too for 24 hours neither food nor Thursday, Chapel No. 1. Every once in a while, I run across a lament drink is tak;en. All workis CAMP DESOTO: Sunda y 8 :00 from a GI w:ho claims he was cut i n on, every avoided, and the entire day is A M . two minutes, when he took a WAC to the Serv-often have our suntans, laundered at a TA' LE Of A TOT hefty price, come back from laundl-ies in .. town more wrinkled than when they 'went "(Reprinte d from the Toledo N e ,vs. and "Tile Uastle;" Uump Breckenridge, in. You'll find that Uncle. Sam puts just Twenty-two years ago, your bye as your train pulle d out. You trust was in me. Your baby finwere off to schooL Tha t p arting the right amount of starch in the shirts gers clun g to mine for assurance. w9s very hard. Little did your and trousers, which are returned to you Wherr you f irst started to crawl, mother and I know of partneatly folded. An enlisted man can send you became im adventurer. Life ings to come. has been ari ad:vel;i.tur e to you You wrote home sketchily; reup to.30 pieces a week, with a pair of socks ever since \ quests for mone y tales of your counting as a single piece. At sjx, we. watched you trudge new friends At holiday time Another feature of GI laundries is the the silent. conv.eriience. All you have to do is to put hood to boyhood. Yours. was a l .f f bl k't 1 The day of the b i g g ame, your ' r our protection. ice Club dance. Golly, how I'd like a chance at one of those stag-lines, r egardless of the volume of competition.. There aren' t any WACs where we are. They'll be welcome l adies, if they're. ever shipped up to us. We'd w ait a long time for a two-minute frisk with a real American girl. Say hello to Florida for me-and ten. those guy s a t Dre w I'd like to see a f e w of them up "lere, where they could learn to lik:e the l and t h e y lef t! The Editor D ear Sir: SGT. FRED HOWATT We guys are r ight happy about those p i n-up gi r ls you feature every wee k Every one i s a honey. Thanks f o r giving us Drew Field, or, a t least, local girls. Now, whe n I w a s in the Base Hospita l a short while b ack. the number o f b eautiful nurses I saw on duty nearly bowled me over. If t h e y can look sb stunning in a starched whit e uniform, they' d be terrific in bathing suits. Also, some of the WACs I've seen about the Base are .Pin-up material, if I ever saw it. If w e c a n play up the civvies, why can't we play up the gi rls in uniform, too? For my money, they' d look darn good! .PFC. WILLIAM ANDERSON

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DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 .. PAGE FIVE 2Jd Subs Blister Tootsies on Hike As Airmen Grin By PFC .JOE ECONOMY The organizational hike which the 23d Anti-sub Sq. undertook last Wednesday proved that while the air and combat crews are seeing service, the ground echelo1.1 here at Drew is also receiving tactical! combat training. Under a blistering September sun, -yyith full equipment, includ-poles and wires stringing cab'leing field packs, pistol belts, hel-rings mets and canteens, the boys of PRE;SS TIME:: The busy noise of a million voices in the office, the i:mpatient growl of the press roo'ri1., (and the Editor), people. hollering at the top of their lungs, and all saying the same thing. ''Where in -l is Cedric's The fools! If they would only look up here on the chandelier they could plainly see me. I like' it up here, and I'm not coming down for anyone. 'l'here, I said it and I'm glad! too. (For the You sit down and try to think' the 23d, under the leadership of LONG L!etitenant Woodcock and Ac:;ti;ng "Sr_noky's" ability as a lineman PRISONER. OF .TAPS! Cpl. First Sergeant Barber, left m a was not acquired ina moment's Michael Serra, well known convoy of 10 trucks. . .Tampa Marine, has been a what you have seen or heard so that you can talk about it, and you have seen Qr heard so tb,at you can talk about and then some guy hi the rewrite dept. comes along, and does things with a pencil. Result-: you never know you never kno-w. (But, it's all for the better.-Ed.) . hme, however, for prevwus to f th .J sh PARADE rn' ductio.,. he worked for ni'ne prisoner 0 e apsin. ang _,.. hai for two years. Recently his Proceeding by way of Safety years as telephone lineman, of mother, Mrs. Mary 'N. Serra, Harbor and skirting Tampa bay which seven of those years _were Gray street, Tampa, reto a point about five miles from spent with the Norfolk, Carolina ceived the first letter from him. St. Petersburg, they disembarked Telephone and Telegraph He could not write much, exUNDERS.TAND THAT a brace of v-ery handsome and proceeded on foot. pany cept to mention that he was Pvt, _George .Johnson, the In whil;, jn .Roa"well." Cpl. Serra has a "Mams" did a very attractive impression on the populace of a nearby resort, on a eouple of bicycles built for one. (Names make .news, Adam. It's. elementary.-Ed.) 23d's most efficient drill mas-noke,' Smoky Witnessed the brother who is a paratr()Oper.in ter, who boasts of a deep bass visit ?f P_resident Roosevelt to Sicily and another brother who ANOTHER WEEK, and what has happened. Well, revoice with the ring of a fog that historic spot. :recently joined the Navy. This write won it let me. tell yol.1 anywa)r, so let's just dawdle along, horn; set the cadence. ''Smoky" is the night-alert picture was taken in Ch.na f h b MP . . driver :for the squadron and was when service men were allowed is usu:al. Say, you know that we h&ve ,one o t e est. To _his ,l;oommg. :E_Iut, first classified for the to wear civies when off duty. outfits on this Base that exists anywhere 1 They really are on : three, four, the umt, m Corps, which probably explains the bail. Ma:t'ter of fact, thu can even get in _your hair at C()lumns of fours, marched mto his yen for climblng telephone p d H . St. Petersburg and out onto the eavy _timeS. Seriously tho, they really are a pretty. goo. d gang of poles. ogue an guys. Well, if you don't do anything, they don't stop you . who offered many _fine compli-E h W t Ad There are a -lot of guys on this Base who really shoul4 be stopped, ments. "A few minutes' relaxac oes an D L d 759 h and you can usually count on them being the ones who are grfping. tion arid 'then' a cool swim in the . ate ea. t . Gulf finished off the afternoon. Sells Slicer .. cEITING COOLER. Haven't you noticed? All the newFall Tired and hungry, the boys fashions are bein_g exhibited in the PXs. It looks kinda good, too. marched over to the Service For Army Sarge F Ali the autumn 'greensand the new fiery OD shade. All this and Men's Center, where. they were . Party unsters Heaven too. Wonder. what tlie new bats are going to like? amply supplied with food and refn!shments. "I'll .say I believe in Echoes . . OFFICER. SATISFIED want ads!" beamed Sergeant A LOT 'OF NEW WAC officers and girls arrived at the Base James K. Quinn, folding a size-By NORMAN B. GLASIER during the. week. Hope they have a nice stay. Speaking of the Lieutenant Lawrence, com-able roll of. greenbacks. This past week was the occa-WAC, the kids have opened their new mess hall, and from the manding officer, :who reviewed _Quinn, whose, meat slicer has satisfied looks on the girls (and. some of . the fellas, too) the food the unit as it.marched into town, for some weeks occupied a prom-sion of the mot-or pool's get to-is up to their standard of culinary perfection. stated that he was well pleased inent space in the "For Sale" sec-gether party. In addition to tl;le 'with the way _the 'men. conducted tion of the classified' column of 'usual soft. drinks, several tender . themselves. the Di'e'IV Field Echoes, received chickens were served. Sergeant EVER STAND ON A CORNER and just watch the men and "The chief purpose of this rna-a call the other d!lY from Mr. women on .the Base? Watch the way they salute. There are a neuver,"1 -he said, "is to give the Honeycutt, helpful member of the Pogue seemed to be .having the h1,mdred different variations of both the right and the _wrong ways, men some inkling of what they crew at the. lOth Ave. and "J" most fun what with his two hun-a:hd all are interesting (if not correct), Nearly. got wmged by one may ru:h up against in a theater Street commissary. dred pounds of loveliness to make of the windmill variety. Then there is the guy .who seems to say, of operations where the move-Say, Ser.geant," said Mr. Honey1 t W t Atl B "Ah gotcha." This one is a honey. He crouches down, and just as of an air field by motor ove 0 armng 0 as. e-th' e 'offi'cer 1 s about to. duck into the nearest alley, or call the MPs' cutt, "I saw your classified ad in ware of Sergeant Shoo p's muscles transport may not be adequate. for help, he lets g o. It' s great stuff .... "Stand back ... Sir." the Echoes. Take that meat now that he is working a bit-. "Also this. sort of: thing_ makes slicer downtown, to the Johnson must have had a hypo. them realize how easy it. is to Fixture Company. They'll buy it, "Things that never happen:" WONDER WHAT NEXT WEEK is going to bring_ It always become soft in a short time if I'm sure.'. 1 f t d 1 1 the physical fitness program is Pfc. Savage staymg c ear o wo is a problem to :remember what has happened, an a ways S? p eas-ncit adhered. to!" < .Mr. Honeycutt knew what he certain sergeants and also. tl;le ant to think of the future that I would like to start a society for was t;:tlking about. Very shortly, chow line; T/4 Coonis without a the suppression (in print)' of events past; and about. the You may not know it, but Sgt. Quinn was happily counting smile on his face; T/5 Balsamo dimness of the morrow. They say that this stuff begms to have an there's a certain man iii the Air out a number of bills. refusing to talk about a furlough; odor similar"'to freshly mown hay, but honest, every colll;mnist Forces who can, probably com-Private Wolford bei,ng the first steals his stuff: Look at Winchell. Where wo:uld he be w1thout. pete with the telephone lineone in ranks for reveille; Privates the stork? Always stealing someone else's glory, and the :result? man in the Signal Corps. His WACs Obey Orders Alford and Augustoni being sepA million bucks. I try it, the result? K.P.! (for a week, too) name is -Bryant B. Williams, L" II K S arated for 15 minutes. Who knows, known as "Smoky," 1tera y......;. eep ecret b th t f' ld' .may e ese wo Ine so Iers are SPEAKING OF MY GOOD FR. lEND WINCHELL (and I ain't and he comes from Williams-1 t d t th ENGLAND-(CNS)-A couple rea e '0 one ano er. kiddin', either), that Heaven-sent 'expression of complete joy town, N. C. of WAC officers took their orders The new claimant to "World's that covers the face of a certain well-known Dachshund m the A few days ago a group of so lit'erally that they almost Strongest Man" is Private Prin-area leads this party to believe that a certain canine on the Base Signal Corps linemen were missed the opportunity .to carry zi. He was seen carrying. a Parenticipating! (Oh, yeah? ... well, you just wait ,and see)_ Stringing cable-rings along the them OUt. large s: ;ed wall tent On his telephone wires in front of the Capt. Selma Hansen of Los back. the pastweek, while the EVERYONE IS WONDERING who Adam Cedrics is. Even warehouses on. Tenth street. Angeles and Lt. Porothy Scott of company was out on O.T. We Cedric Adams wants to know. Well, I ain't gonna tell yet, "Smoky," who happened to be Elsa, Tex., arrived here under wonder where he gets such but in the near future there will be proclaimed an Adam Cedrics an interested onlooker, noticed secret orders .to report directly power. Private Ordaz has been Week at which time all the people for miles around will go farthat one man was having a to 'Maj. Gen. Ira Eaker at Eighth walking around with a grouch ther At that time, and not before (if S-2 doesn't stop me little difficulty, so spotting the Air Fol!ce Headquarters . They on si11ce he heard that WACs again) I'll let you know: Then again ,maybe I won't. Who wants officer in char.ge "Smoky" spent several hours trying to find were going i;o do all the heavy ? 1.1 wallted over arid volunteered truck dr.'vrn g. He 1's under the to know anyway his headquarters and then went his help. to Army HQ for aid. But they impression that he is the only Of course at first the officer refused to show their orders to one who is able to drive a GI THERE WILL BE a Steamroller race in the pent at th d th f truck successfully. Engineers one of these days. It seems odd that we ave o res_or was a 'little skeptical and asked any,one ere an ere ore no to the racing of Steamrollers to get fun. By the way, speakmg "Smoky" if he had ever done this one would take them to the gen:Sergeant Tamavich and Private of Engineers, that g 4 y, M r. Lochner, over there sold. over ten type work before. "Smoky" said eral. Stival were seen at the Cuban thousand dollars worth of War Bonds last month, He himself has he had, whereupon the officer The inci.dent ended on a happ' y Club trying to teach the native a $500 slice of that investment. That ain' t hay, heh? told him to get himself some note however, when Col. Ralph Spanish girls the proper way to climbers and a belt and go to Pulsifer, of the-Adjutant Gen-dance the rumba. Needless to HAD SOME MEAT the other day. In a restaurant, too. work. "Smoky' did so, and in eral's office, finally persuaded say, the girls didn't think much Didn't have to hock my watch, either. The things they can do no time at all. was agily scaling WACS to r.eportto him. of their new ideas. There have been colds at a premium since with the humble mule! / the epidemic of GI haircuts this 2d Battalion Commander /Commends Unit as 'Best CoL R. N. Kunz, commanding .officer of Second Training Battalion, yesterday complimented his soldiers and declared that the outfit was "second to none," despite its in ception but one month ago. ----....,_--''-------"My obse_ivations -conyince me each of us played in making this that the officers and enlisted per-an outstanding organization." sonnel working in the battalion headquarters are to a great extent The the responsible for 'the solid foundacqmmendatiOn w1th: tion on which we will grow When the last note of retreat is strong," be_.'declared. sounded, and your daily are bqasting of these men work is o'er, because ,they: are good soldiers. Can you look with pride at the The battalion is growing rapidly way you did your chore, and is quickly getting established Do you have the satisfaction, so as an effective military unit of you can proudly say, .fine men.I feel sure that we shall Without a question of a doubt, look back with pride to the part "I did my best today." past week. We nominate "Fos-. PEOPLE UP NORTH are really beginning to feel the pangs dick Stothard" as the cutest of of old man Winter. They say that they are using oil furnaces th.c bunch. "Oh well," as "Fear:. (bow do they mean "oil," I thought that went out with Mussolini?) less" says: "Hair today:-gone to-and are just as cold as my promoti-on. morrow." Conversation overheard be-THE SERVICE CLUB is really quite a,.place. Judging from the number of you Gis who are found therell'at the crack of dawn tween Lieutenaiit Day and (or four hours later) the place must have something, It sure looks Lieutenant McDonald: "Gee, nice, but the next guy .who passes milk over the rail to his buddy; Mac, but your hair is getting in that seat near the slide is going to spoil it for everyone. For thin," says Lieutenant Bay. cryin' out loud, why i n hell can't you act like a man instead of a kid! "Oh, well," says Lieutenant Me f f t EVERY TIME I SEE ONE of us go to Union Station (under Donald, "who cares or a his own power) for a furlough, I get a feeling of extreme want. hair anyway." Then they come home to Drew again. Frozen feet, chilblains, Casanovas beware of M/Sgt. red noses, and a sigh ... (they still like the North) WHO, DON'T? Calkins. We just got a line on him and his correspondence with PEACE IS SUCH a wonderful thing that it is a wonder some a certain blond in New York. of us don' t use a little more sense on the Base and in our daily Wanted: A new easy job. Please routine. Why can't people get along together instead of fighting c::-P. Pussyfoot Bennethum in the each other? Gollies, we are all in this thing together, and you orderly room. certainly can't win anything except a morbid sense of self-satisfacIn ctmclusion: We don't want tion by hurting someone else. We can't get any personal gain out to overlook Corporal Adkins and of trying to put the other guy i n the bag. Wh:l" not talk to a guy, Ida. instead of talking about him? Sometimes I just can't figure it out. ...

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PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 IN rHE BAG librarian Urges Quick Return of Borrowed Books, Use your library freely, Soldier, but if you find your name: on shipping don't. put that library book / (Author's Note: For details about the Singing Monster read further .along in this column directing Private Pazzbelch on the < I;'Oad to Shangri-La.) in your bag, Drew "Youse cut off my credit a:t Silly Solly's, youse did. librarians advise. w hen will youse be for a size twelve strangling Your Service Club library is open from 10 until H), ,every day party?" Private Bullface Scragsnapple. for your reading pleasure. It will Listen Bullface, you can't' scare me anymore. I saw issue. a card to any soldier sta-your sister, Cowface, last night and she. introduced me to tioned at Drew. You may choose two books, to be kept two weeks, your neice, Calfface. They tell that you used to be a from a wide variety of new and toe d'ancer in Madame Eugenia interesting literature. But that Vingtong' s salon. I will be avail-. large collection of books will able for a strangling party some CHEMICAL PROTECTION equipment for use against rapidly, if men :who are time last April. After. you have 'turned to the right side of this growling road you will come to the armless violin player. This fellow sells hollow watermelons as a side issue and, as a side mention of his great proclivities, the armless violin player is also an undefeated prize fighter. He is undefeated because he never gas attack is shown being demonstrated by Lieut. George do not return their books. e Kozlowski, left,, and Lieut. John Anderson, playing peek-a-DOMNTbTAKE IT 'th d h "Last Sunday I sat next to a . ay e you haven a a c ance beautiful WAC in the PX and boo m the paper and cellophane sack. to finish that exciting chapter, but bought her some doughnuts to go k ,, F . . h' h h . t some other soldier would like to with her Coffee. She said she Lieutenant Kozlows Is abgue JUmper .w lC e IS JUS read it too. If that oook leaves loved doughnuts, .and now I find climbing into, has been soaked Drew you, that other soldier I am in love with her. I would in anti-gas chemical and allowed against airplane spray gas at-will have a long wait. .like to send her a couple of to dry. and 'is considered ample tack. The bag is .carried in a gas In approximately five weeks, doughnuts. Shall I bring them to Then comes your great test, protection against most types of mask holder, and is disposed of lil:;>rary number two will be open. her jn a sack o r shoul\'1 I mail after having bought some hollow gases. after one use. Located on Fo.urth and them to her? And do you think watermelons from the a rmless The expendable sack in which Both men were receiving in-aven_ue, the Will furmsh two doughnuts will be enough? violin player . You will come to Lieutant Anderson is squatting is struction in the A W .UTC officers' readmg matenal !_or men from all I can spare the. 10 c .ents. Pvt. this lemon cloud which hides had a fight. a new Army development for use school. over the base. Langbutt Gankelso n the third. a huge boulder. Behind this NICE SET-UP For a man of your stature and boulder sits the Singing Monster. Good Ribbing : :.;;, STEAMING HOT SPARERIBS ready to be served at 314th BH and AB Sq. mess hall by Cpl. Lloyd W. Ray, cook . Looking on are, left to right, First Lieut C. C. Bostick, 314th mess officer; First Lieut. W. H Gibbs, Bose mess supervisor, and Mess Sergeant C. J. Lewis 3l4TH GETS. TRAYS members of the 314th have been Miss Hollis Warnock, librarian, promises comfortable quarters for bookworms, with plenty of new volumes at your disposal. Drew Field libraries furnish Quiet, pl'easant surroundings for your leisure hours. Your librar ians spend many busy hours preparing the books for your con stant use. RATION ROUNDUP position I think 10 cents worth He is the mayor of the standingof doughnuts is too much. WhY up -people. These standing -up don' t you give her three or four people were born with tacks in matches or a h andful of grass? their shoes and small incendiary bombs in their rear trousers. The (Author' s note: It is reported Singing Monster has nine arms, that Hitler has chewed up all the eight teeth and hair like a porcurugs in Germany. All t .hose wish-pine. All day long he sings "Fla't ing to furnish him with some stale Foot Floogie" in Mongarian Pig rugs will form a line to the right. Latin. What? Nine miles longalready?) But you must' also beware of e the sta:itding-up people because And now we further direct they like to slug the bending-Pvt. Mustygoolp Vitfit el Pazz-down people (those people born belch on the roaa to Shangri.with loo small suspenders.) And La: We last left you, Pazzbelch, unless you occasionally set your on your way back to get a rear trousers on 'fire these Drew field rationing board handkerchief r'rom the two wild standing-up people will turn men trying. to tame a green. you over to the Singing Moo hours are from 9 a ,m. to 5 p .m. monkey. After you this ster. The Singing Monster will Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and handkerchief and give it to the hold you in his nine arms and Saturday.' The board is closed silent man who resembles a wait for a volcano to .burst and Monday and Thursday. It is open human swamp you will come to then he will give out so loud. Col. Whoopdedoo's fly farm. with "Flat Foot Floogie" in Sundays from l p.m. to 5 p.m. The colonel has millions of pet Mongarian Pig Latin that even MEATS, BUTTER, ETC. -flies which can play the "Blue a hurricane or a tornado will Book 2 red stamps X, Y and Z Danube" on left-handed flutes turn in its path nad head for good through Oct. 2; Book 3 made out of m ashed potatoes. Vooltbootsnack, which is. a brown stampS A and B valid nephew country t0 Gongvaria through Oct. 2; brown stamp C After you h ave left this farm, w'hich is a cousin to. Mongaria through Oct. 30. and have eluded this telephone-pole salesman, you will come to This Singing Monster also has PROCESSED FOODS -Book the kingdom of the soft boulders. one of the glue-people sitting 2 blue stamps U, V and W valid This kingdom is ruled by King next to him. These glue-people through Oct. 20. Bonk, the ninth, formerly of Moncling to you and now. and then SUGAR-Book 1 stamp 14. good_ garia who made his fortune sell-bite the floor. So, after you have for five pounds through Octob.er; ing He also invented rain visited with the Singing Monster "': stamps 15 and 16 good fot: fiVe which rains up. instead of down. you must get up to.the road leadpounds each for home canpmg. He did this because he was tired ing to the burping-people. These SHOES-Book. 1 stamp 18 good of washing his feet every six people were born after just getindefinitely. years' or so. B 'ut you must buy a ting through eating 27 radishes. GASOLINE -In east No. 6-A cave 'from King Bonk or he will You must be caut1ous of the burpcoupons worth three gallons each turn yo!! over to this stral?-ge ing-people. They are worse than until Nov. 21. varlet -..yith a pme. tree growmg framsnatchvang sandwiches left FUEL OIL Peri d 1 cou-under h i s TJ:us stra?ge var-too long with the Singing Mon-o let has an mtelhgent fish who ster. More later. pons. good through Jan . 3, 1944 will lecture to you on the correct B y the way, have you met Prof. w.orth 10 gallons per unit (m?st way to wash a blue barn. Having Goolmad Etchy Hroopbelt, forcoupons worth several umts heard this intelligent fish (a merly of the University-of-Howeach). mackerel. I believe) lecture I to-Teach-Dogs-to-Play-the-Trom Out with the old, with the new! That's the theme at the 314th BH and AB Sq. mess hall this week as compartmented, steel trays began to take the place of jangling mess kits . issued their trays. Each will keep, y G S his own tray f?llowing t!'J.e same WO erman pieS procedure as with mess kits, even warn you .against such an ordeal. bon,e? He has a theory whereby The fish dresses formally and he can teach you Heelbonding carries. a pocketful of shortberry H e y p o o t s Coomnongbiltslay, strawcake, which he throws into which is good for elbows which an electric fan, thus spraying thy turn green in August. Meet me face with a reddis h goo. So buy tonight at Silly Solly' s bring my to scrubbing and rin.sing them in G e t lO Years the three GI cans. They .keep the steak .and gravy from blending into a hash with jello, butter and salad; they make a cave from King Bonk and get fee, and I will introduce you to NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 1943-on down the road. Prof. Hroopbelt. (From Report by (U.P.))-Two men .:.:.:-=.:....:..:..::.......=.:_:....:..:.:..::..:. ___________ who pleaded guilty to spying for ----------------------------:----. Germany have been sentenced to The advance supply of trays arrived Tuesday and more and more will be delivered until all all food taste better. PLAN DANCE Funny Feeling"' 30 years in prison by Federal Judge Mortimer Byers. The spies are Ernest Lehmitz f ff and Erwin H. De Spretter. Leh-Another bu fet supper dance for all Drew Field o icers mitz had divided his time between their and friends, will be given Sunday evening in, being an Air-Raid Warden and the Officers' Club. spying; De Spretter between spy-. ing and running a small war Refreshments will be served free before dmner, and plant in New York City. there will be music from 6 to 10 Both men could have been ex p .m. Supper will be served from Officers also will celebrate with ecuted for espionage during time 6 to 8 for a charge of 50 cents. a big "Spot" dance Saturday of war and, stiff as their sen Hostesses include Mrs. Fred tences appear, they were consid-Altman Mrs H R Chamberlan night, with a flock of prizes slate. d 1 k t t ered by officers as uc y o ge Mrs. J L. Auglemyer, Mrs. Guy to be given away. The 69th Army off with jail terms. Lynes, Mrs. W. H. Fillmore, and Air Force band will provide Mrs. V. M. Behar. music. OOPS! FORGOT Pittsburgh Girl Becomes Real "Dirty" Gertie NORTH AFRICA-(CNS)-The r v a'i o us Nazi propagandist known as Gertie from Berlin who has been beaming radio programs from Germany to orth Africa is really Gertrude Hahn, a former resident of Pittsburgh, who' moved to Germany in 1938 to do propaganda work. "Surprise, surprise you're on K. P.!"

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DREW FIELD ECHOES'; THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 PAGE SEVEN Hup, Hip, Ho_ LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT Newly-commissioned nurses get into the swing of marching as they go through four-week course of basic Army training. First class gTaduated last Saturday, while a new group started drilling and calisthenics Monday. NURSES GET DIPLOMAS The slack-clad and sports shirted girls who attract so much attention as they march in formation around the post are newly commissioned nurses toughening up for their military career in the field. The first class of 45 was graduated Saturday, and a second group matriculated Monday. The smartly-clad graduates did themselves proud as they passed in review Saturday, their precise marching giving the impression they had more than four weeks training. Under a training program drawn up by Capt. Paul Reinertz, hospital plans and training officer, the nurses, fresh from civil life, are put through 196-hour course of basic Army training. The nurses receive a one-hour daily workout in drilling and calisthenics to the commands of Lts. Saul G. Gruner, Fred M Stephens and Bart J. Flannery. Nurse instructor for the first class was Lt. Mary R. Hutcheson. She has been transferred to Woodward Army Air Field, where she will be chief nurse at the hospital. Lieutenant Hutcheson has been succeded by 2nd Lt. Eileen Boyce. First Lt. Edna P. Herbert, principal chief nurse, is in charge of the entire nurses program. Upon graduation one of three things hap!:)ens to the nurses. They may remain here or be sent to other fields or shipped overseas. CHOW CALL FOR WACS IN OWN MESS That whizzing bit of khaki which jumps out of the office, promptly at mess call-every noon-doesn't belong to a human cyclone. .It's your office WAC, racing back to the .wAC area for chow. The WAC mess hall is open at last. 1018 QM to End -Baseball Season With 25th Squad CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS The tenth of this month falls on a Sunday, and on that date, our renowned 1018QM baseball team will play their last game of the current season. Their oppo nents> are the 25th Avn. Sq. of Seaborn Park, and they will play at Port Tampa. Due to a scarcity of drivers at the Motor Pool, work on the new obstacle course has been. suspended. The men who have been transporting and erecting the course were drivers, therefore they were eligible for duty. Those few men ha d 'quite a job. They had to tear it down and bring it all the way from Clearwater, then erect it. Fellows, it seems as if fate has decided that we are not to have ano,ther dance. Every time we plan to have one something hap, pens. Usually it rains. Friday night was not any different from the nights of the other dances, it rained as usual. Dance was called off, and there we 'were sitting around with no girls. Oh well it was a pretty fair stag dance. Our famous name The "Fight ing Quartermaster's," at last belongs to us . The so called fighting 59th, has a new name now. Hereafter they will be known as the "4F Brigade. Sgt. Russel McAbee, has departed for school at Camp Lee Virginia, to study supply. We ali wish him luck, and hope he will come back better than ever. 3d FC Boasts Of Best Chow: o n China Too SOLDIER DEP.ENDENTS GET FREE MEDIC CARE NURSES WHO SERViCE THE OUT-PATIENTS' CLINIC These young ladies, all commissioned officers, aid in taking care of the needs of dependents of service men a_t the Out Patients' Clinic. h 1 h L D h The Third FC hasn't doing "They've never so muc aug ed eut. orot Y any publicity work lately but we Free and complete medical attention for dependents Ann Porter, WAC mess' officer. have been "On the ball," believe of soldiers is at the Drew Field Hospital and can "I guess the girls really appreci-Has Toe Cut Off me! be obtained for the asking. ate having their own' mess, hall, To Join Marines 0ur new "old" hall' is This was repeated yesterday by Capt. James A. Clapp, th bef worth walkmg a mile to eat m. more ar: ever ore. . WELCH, W. va. -(A')-O'Dell We actually eat from china plates director of the Out-Patients' smce the soldler g!!ls Dye, son of State Police Sergeant and the food is. "Out of this Clinic where shou!d moved _down on the base, quenes C. B. Dye, wanted to get into the world," really good. apJ?lY: The 1s located. m 1ssued fr?m WACs and Marine Corps so badly that he Our Pfc. Esplin, went home on Bmldmg X 2 m the base hospital anx1ous MPs ahke, as to when hac' one of his toes cut off. furlough by Pullman sleeper-area. . the !lew mess hall would open. Young Dye was rejected once Wonder how it feels to. be rich? Captam Clapp has Makrng rea.dy for a gr_oup because the little toe on his left Oh,. me! that an average of patients of women IS PO small JOb. Lleu-foot. had been broken when he are treated at the chmc each t:nant and her of was a child and would not The _Kansas Clty corporals are month. During September the kitchen wizards worked mght straighten. dom:Jrtso 'f:n on jhe clinic handled 38 deliveries and day to complete the scrubbmg, He was not discouraged how-a b s 1 .ese ays. they 25 operations New patients are painting, and arranging necessary ever and went to a clinic at 0th 17 among 0 er seen every and the clinic to the new building. Welch and told the surgeons to mgs, elr _ec r:lque. is open to those who have regisOnce more, WACs may enjoy get to work after .being informed T/5 Camp_onale. IS ba.ck m tered on Wednesda:Ys, Fridays and Dagwood sandwiches and fresh-that if the toe was taken off he groov.e hls. Saturday. Women are urged to baked pie when they return to the would get his uniform. ':'00g1e plano muslc. Stnctly blg be at the clinic by 12:30 p .m. barracks from an odd-hour shift. hme and. smooth; has NO CHARGE There's just one difficulty facing FATHER REPORTS TO been ?Ur beautiful Day Army medical officers wish to that cute crew of cooks: Just what WITH TWO KIDS. room rockm with rhythm lately. point out that this type of service to do with -the many, many men DETROIT-(CNS)-Harry Ba-Did you know that 'Kropy" is absolutely free to dependents who have been waiting for the rany, 27, who reported to an PX Nu!Dber 1, every eve-of service men stationed here and hall to open, too! Army induction center with his mng but n?thmg Wacy ever hapthat they should make use of it. OUT PATIENTS' CLINIC DIRECTOR-Capt. James A Clapp directs the Drew clinic offering free medical attention to the dependents of service naftn. two small daughters because he pens to h1m? See the Chaplain "Recently a private came to me had no one with whom to leave Kropy! and said that his wife had gone HONOR YANK DEAD them now has had three proposals Shultzie, our Mascot, had six to a civilian doctor for an ex-GUADALCANAL (CNS) -of marriage and 44 offers from: cute puppies this past week and amination," Capt. Clapp said yes-and urinalysis) the bill was $15. Natives of Guadalcanal have built would-be foster mothers. He took she won't go chasing after mo-terday. "And this soldier said a chapel here in ,commemoration a furlough and together with the torcycles for a few Under that, because of the nature of his of 1600 war dead buried on Red Cross he was able to find a Charlie Perea's fatherly care the wife's illness (which -included this Island. home for the k.ids. whole family is doing fine. X-rays, flueroscope, blood test Bomb-a-Dears Score With 1st Tng "The private told me he could not afford to pay that kind of money, as his wife was in structed to come back for fur ther treatment. He djdn't know that the Army has such a setup as ours to furnish soldier de pendents with free medical attention." By CPL. BERNARD LEVINE buying for the Third War Loan Something ought to be done about this-Cpl Corn D:ive. Sgt. Callan is leading w1th a purchase of a $500 bond. and Sgt. Griffith were .both seen in town sharing the same F /Sgt. Steele bought a $100 bond gifL At the same time Sgt. Marchaseli was see' n with two and Pvt. Gibson has one more girls. We suggest you fellows get together and try to bal$50 bond. ance things. The smaller purchases are too numerous to mention. A Two busses filled with 1st Sig. men rolled into St. great ma.ority of the fellows Petersburg the other. night, and the town was taken by have monthly allotments for t W tt d d th d b th B b D bonds, and even though it s orm. e a en e e ance given y e om -a-ears means pinching pennies they on the pier, and what a dance it was. We ate, drank, and realize every bit helps, and really made merry, and there was don't mind making a small sac.; never a dull moment. The girls Spec. Serv. o., and his assistl"ifice, since it .nay mean going were swell, and even though some ant, Sgt. stone for arranging home sooner. of the fellows had two left feet this galaevent for us. Man of the week department. _they never ref,tsed a dance. HoV?BEAN TOPS WITH Ml Sgt. Kimmel is our choice this ever. what fellows lacked Bad news for the Axis depart-week t o be man of the week. The d11;ncmg ability, they up rn 'ment. We have several new ex-quiet unassuming .Jrgeant is one Wit, and fell
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PAGE EIGHT DREW FIELD ECHOES, Unique Submarine BoatS, Bathing, Chalet RAINBOW SPRINGS, unique and breathtaking resort on the West Coast of Florida, .lies 89 miles north of Drew Field on Highway 41. The springs flow at the mte of 550,000,000 gallons each 24 hours. Overlooking the acres of water is a Swiss-t:vpe chalet. The ?pectacular part of Rainbow Springs is a trip via underwater boats over the aquatic gardens. Twenty-seven species of plant life are revealed, while thousands of government protected fish, turtles and alligators move lazily before the glass windows. Cost of the submarine trip is $1.65 with half fares for soldiers. The springs flow into the Blue Run River, about a mile from the resort. Fishing is good at the head of the river. Boats and equipment are obtainable at reasonable 1ates at Dunnelloft. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? That' s easy for any Drew Field soldier who would gladly sit in with the lady and baLance the canoe. Boating is just one of the sports at Rainbow Springs. There' s swimming in water which has a standing Ci!Jreement with the temperature to remain an exhilarating 74 degrees. If you care to look above the canoe's lone occupant you'll see in the backgroundrolling hillsyes, Florida hills-caressing a beautiful resort hotel. FROM DREW FIELD their thrills after their underwat. er ride. Left to right are Pfc. Dorothy Nordeen, Charleyne Carpenter and Sgt. Bob Carpenter. on the deck of an underwater boat whiCh has taken them for a 45mmute nde along the bottom of the huge spring. ' IN TAMPA SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information. Center, 429 West Lafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station. Shaving, shower, and shoe shine equipment a
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' l;" OCTOBER 7, 1943 PAGE NINE l . I: .. -::.,:l;,_yANKWIZ _.J .. By BOB HAWK ; : ) "ii'1. How many of these state _.li""'ents are true: '}-l'here. is no .silver in quick .-.ilver. n'i'here is no lead in an ordinary : pencil. : .-n ; :There. is no nickel in pumper-:pJckel. L' 2. Are there nearer 100, 50 or .;)0 .breeds of dogs? /,:::3 In what unusual abode did ')_piogenes livP for a time? .:) 4. Who had more wives---'Blue ;: 'beard or Henry the VIII? state is known as the ::;.'ci'e" ate? average drug store .' '!mally does nearer five, 15 or \ Q:. per. cent of its business at the ::: gda fountain? '/, '(;'7 Which one of the following -would war restric-tions :-.-. rbhibit your sending to anyone '_: --.;this country? : -:_: ( :Best wishes on your wedding -:;,. iiniversary. .-: -: 1 )It's a boy. ;.-:: 200 to win Noseaway. .::. ?8. If you are walkmg down the with a friend and she runs a girl friep.d of hers whom ::::j .ou do not know, should you +;: flt'apd and wait for an introduc or should you saunter on? >; 1 i Give three meanings of the :, ... ord "bark." If you wished to obtain the A n 'est results in dishwashing, in order would you do dishes, arid glasses ? . (Answers on page 12) Meeting . Lodge, F. and 610 Madison street, Tampa, nds fraternal greetings and orne to all Mason brothers. -,.invitation is extended to at 'hd the weekly Wednesday night Your .tx. PX : .-.t : . LOCATION ,_ \; .. Clothing . . .. 2nd & Ave. F .. i m Jn Bev. and . :ain "Mdse, and Spec. Dept.. . 2nd & Ave. F ;1-'*.No; 1 ...... .... . 8th & Ave. A /'-*Wo 2 ........ Area F on Ave. J } 3 . . . . . 8th & Ave. H --::::::-::: _., fNo. 6 ..... ........ Plant Field 8 ............ 4th & .Ave. L :i. 9 ......... Hosp. Area-B-10 ,: o, 10 ............ 1st & Ave. J '. o. 11 .......... 2nd & Ave. M. : < : o : 12 ...... .... Flight Line "!. ... o. 15 . ........... WAC_ Area F. C. : ......... 3 F. C. Hq. .. l';Uling Sta ... Ave. J at E. Fence 41ll ; : B ranches with Soda Fountains ;.."'. f,_or Beer_ Gardens. :f ";,;.:fl ; J)IC ,IUD ""'"-('' 'PR Nfl"' 7:05 ..;._WFLA-Drew Field Rev':,--: e . : 8:30 P.M.-WDAE e Right Answer or Else. ,: 6 : 30 P .M.-WFLA t(e Squadronaires. .. }rhursday, 8:30 :P.M.-WDA_.E-, ._6 Air Force Band. ::;'Cl } .!:'bursday, 8:30 to 10 P.M.__::_ ''lf:PAE-Music, Mirth and Mad. ss. ;:'saturday,. 8:30 P.M.-WFLA. ings and Flashes. '' iiER CRASHES, SEES NAZI '': DS HE'S IN ALLIED CAMP }>ICILY-(CNS) -When F/0 ... : aurice L. Plummer of Indian '"oiis crash landed his plane in ) open field here twg men in ,_ .-;...' erman uniforms rushed up to -:. -.-. Plummer thought he'd been <:
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. DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 PAGE TEN WAC Takes Over Varmints Confess; Learning Science Fearless 853rd Of Link Trainer .. CAMli By S/SGT. DONALD E. UTT Base S-3 Office 'I'his installment discusses the methods of (:!amouflaging airdromes, langing strips and other installations against aerial observation. the bed feels especially good; out "Gosh-the WACs are taking over everywhere!" of the dark quiet come ringing . notes of "First Call." Normally, gun positions consist of sunken emplace ments or parapets built up around the .weapon, or a com bination of the two. Whether you are armed with .30 or .50 caliber machine-guns, 33 mm. automatic cannon, 90 mm. guns, or 155 mm. howitzers, you must work. to keep them from being observed. Dig in, and make it a _good job. a startled_ private _from the lmk tramer depart-From then the ment, as_ T / 5 Madehne E. Rmker took her place there as boys in the Public Address a student this week. tern are on the job. The mariy "W 11 1 h t h d d" e ce, calls of an Army day are fully e . . no, aven a a?-y -ra 1_0 expen n covered by this, another special.:. Madeline calmly told her commandmg officer when she ized service performed by p1emapplied for the hitherto strictly J;>ers O.f the 853rd Signal Service, masculine training. for th1s base. "But I'm awfully anxious to Although we all gripe about and I'm sure I'd be good at "getting up in the. middle of the SHE'S PERSIS'l'ENT She explained that a friend in Reading, .. Pa. a flight instructor, had mentioned instrument flying to her many times . :When spe left her bookkeeping job to become a W AAC, Madeline immediately requested that she be placed in a link trainer department. "And I just kept haunting my com manding officers until I got it!" she grinned. At the lirik trainer department, Madeline is enjoying her status of "guinea pig." Because she is the first WAC to take this special type of technical training, T / 5 Ririker receives a great deal of attention and additional instruction. If Madeline makes good, she will be followed by many other WACs. NEWCOMER Madeline, who has just arrived at Drew from Harding Field, Baton Rouge, La. is enthusiastic about the possibilities of a future T/5 MADELINE E. RINKER . in instrumental flying. Capt. Joseph Schreck, Base Technical Inspector, is w atching her progress wi.th interest. "In a very few weeks, she will be a topnotch radio operator," he stated. "I hope that we will be able to send her on to school. If she graduates as link trainer in,structor she will open the way to many more WAC technical spe cialists in many 'Friendly' Shells Bu_ rst About Veteran RAF Flier Now Camp Weatherford By S jSGT. FR.i{NCIS E. NOWICKI. "Mistakenly shelled by a destroyer of a friendly nation while OJ) a mission with the RAF over the English and reviewed by King George and Queen Elizabeth, are among the experiences of Second . Lt. Joseph C. Kaltenbach Jr., now very rugged and efficient stationed at Camp Weatherford. zatioh. Lt. Kaltenbach recently reOn the flying boat he said the turned from England after spend-skipper was British; the first ing a year with the Royal Air Force as a radio officer and mili-pilot was South Mrican; the tary observer. second pilot a Rhodesian; the Canadian; the tailIRISH GRAD ""' gunner ait Aussie, and other _Hailing from Wheeling, W. Va. members of the crew were he attended Central High School Irish, Indian and Anzac. and graduated from the Univer-tenant Kaltenbach also com sity of Notre Dame in June, 1941. manded an RAF installation While at college he participated in boxing and freshman -football. It was here that Lieu tenant Kaltenbach took interest in radio when he was chosen to be student assistant on the atom-smasher a j Notre Dame_ unit and worked with a tough commando -outfit. He holds the American De fense, Ribbon, European Theater Ribbon and Radio Observer Wings (Royal Air Force .designation). .. Lieutenant Kaltenbach went in MARINES PIC.K 'EM YOUNG Ul41 to England as a radio and EL .TORO, Calif. (Cl'l'S) -military observer. "ALL-NATION" CREW He praises the .English people and the RAF very highly and states that the RAF is really a Waving away older stars "be cause this war is liable to last a long time" Marines stationed here have named Shirley Temple as their official kid sister. night," we all realize that the seriousness of our task Jllakes -it a necessity. So these 1943 buglers do not have the personal feelingdirected to ward them that has been ex pressed by military _personnel toward the bugler in tl1e past .. '-"'!---..:' ,=--Don' t get the _idea that just blowing a series of. bugle calls represents their entire work. At noon and afternoon fatigue recall, To protect your installation effectively dig an emplacemusic is played on the P A. sys-ment, remove all spoil and do not change the natural appublic announcements pearance of the terrain. To hide a .30-caliber machine-gun, also made by this agency, and a fish net, about 14 feet square and garnished to .blend witn m any an otherwise unannounced th t d h ld "th 1 b h ff t show or feature of special serv-e \'!rra1n an e up WI po es or ranc es IS e ec Ive. ices has been broadcast by these It is virtually indistinguishable from 30 feet. If you have operators. more time, build a flat top with chicken wire and garnish In any case of emergency, such . as an alert or air raid, the P A. It as you would the fish net. . would be the method of acquaint-There are several ways to. conceal a .50-cahber an b ing us.. Keeping intricate aircraft machine'-gun. One is to hide it in a dummy house mechamsm always m hptop shape . . for any contingen' cy, requires 24-about 25 feet square and six to eight feet, high. The house hour a day alertness on the part has a sliding roof, which .allows a quick opening embrasure. of c onsists of Pfc. The positio]] of_ your emplacement also should be Wilson, ably ::-.betted by Pfc. I. N. ouflaged. Be certam to avoid landmarks such as bends m Pa_rlier and Pvt. Victor Pachol-rivers, peninsulas, lone trees and ,road intersections. Build ski. a dummy installation about a quarter mile from your real "Chicago Terror" Pachol-ski can be easily distinguished installation to draw enemy fire. on _his frequent appearances a* Always be governed by natural surroundings. Naturd the "mike" by his Joe Hum-cover should always be used when available. Use .common phries style. b 1 fl As for Parlier, chapla.in sense -nd never forget the asic princip es of ca;mou age Charlie's presence gives the discipline, methods of deceiving, blending and hiding. necessary touch Q.f dignity to It is easy to see how one individual, ignorant of the principals this trio. John "Horseshoes' of camouflage, can expose himself, his comrades, his equipment, Wilson is rapidly extending his and even the plans of his to unnecessary risk of atta_ck proficiences in the "Barnyard or disclosure. -. . Golf" pastime. You may say, "Why the heck do.esn't somebody sit down and Plans progressing for our write a list of camouflage principals or rules and give each soldier beer party, and by the time the a list?" Fellows even after two weeks of camouflage training at next issue of the Echoes hits the the Third Air Force Camouflage School you decide that "the more street all the details will be an-you know about the subject of camouflage the less you know." nounced. The boys were really USE OLD HEAD swell about participating, and we It's the application of common sense plus. our own inborn all look forward to a "large' ur.al instincts. Remember the Trojan Horse, the moving forest m evening. "Macbeth" and our own early American pioneers, scouting, stalking_ and taking full advantage of ;natural concealment and cover. Ym.f soldiers .have the natural inborn ability and heritage of common sense and adaptability which has already been proven in our pres ent war. Pvt. Arthur "Juni-or" Wilcox returned from the.wilds of Sal-. amanca. The writer must ad mit that they have some swell cooks up there. "Atta Boy Junior" just let those jars of -home cooked chicken keep coming. Pfc . Peter :'Pat" Patterson and T5 Harvey "Shiek" Pohler also returned from The big news of the week: Cpl. Howard "Soupy" Campbell went and "doud" it. After keeping it a secret for a few _1ays, it finally leaked out that he and his "sugar department" took the well-known "Walk down the aisle." Happy days to you both "Soupy," and we know that Johns pass loss will be your again. SOME "DON'TS AND DO'S" Don' t permit a road or a _trail to come to an end at a concealed position. Don't congregate in the open. Don't expose lights at. night. Don't leave yehicles in the open. Don't. over-camouflage yoUr vehicle. Don't be careless. . Do use existing roads. Traffic here will not leave noticeable Do make full use of natural cover. Use ditches, hedges, edges of woods, f.olds in the ground, etc. Do keep in shadows. The enemy can't take pictures or see in the shade. Do keep good camouflage discipline. Next week we will cover heavy and light weapons, and you some tips on your anti-aircraft guns. 903rd Says S..vanson Sewed Up KP GIVES SNAPPY BUT COSTLY SALUTE CAMP STONEHAM, Calif.(CNS)-Making a medical inspection of a Service club here, Brig. Gen. Wallace De Witt walked into the cafeteria kitchen. He almost bowled over a GI who was carrying 25 dishes.-The jeep spotted that silver star on the general's shoulder and without .a moment's hesitation he snapped to attention and dropped the dishe s. By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN ing against the bed post, he An amusing pantomime spends a few fleeting seconds to f '"F" .. ..., inspect the trouser leg and, dissuggestive o Ireman, covers that someone has sewed Save My_ Child," was recently it together below the knee. enacted by Pvt. Stewart HORSEHAIR? Swanson of the 903 QMC. With renewed vigor, he rips . and clot h forcing an open-The curtam nses on a scene ing with his number ten. He of intense activity. Swanson reaches for his fatigue hat, finds is having a terrible time get-it his blouse. Our . habttually m1ld mannered Swan-tmg dressed at the last mmson is boiling with anger a s he ute for roll call. He reaches dashes down the steps, next to for his fatigue pants, attempting last man out. During hasty entrance. c1ses he does a lot of scratchmg, One leg gets through, wow! for had taken What stopped the other? It is a ha1r cut and put them m bent like a pretzel and jammed h1s bed. half way through. The lower The curtain falls just as Swan half of the trouser leg dangles a s son is. ready _to maim Pfc. Albert Swanson begins to do a balancing Accun, for 1t was he, act trying with frantic effort to recalled, who followed h1m out the foot to the bottom. of the like the Meanwhile, sleepy soldiers are cat that had JUSt eaten the canary filing out of the barracks. Lean-Pvt. Francis Selva, ft om the western part of Massachusetts, formerly played the clarinet and saxaphone, but is now co fining his musioal talent to shower room opera. A record attendance of QM men was observed Sept. 30 in the ticket line that trailed almost to the Service club. Harry James and Lucille Ball were the magnetic attraction featured at the local drama house. Wedding bells rang for Lt. War ren E. Houghton while on furlough at Brockton, Mass. He has returned .to this base with his very charming bride. The QM wishes you every happiness, lieutenant, and welcomes the Mrs. in to our midst. LATE HOURS Platoon II must be having a feud. What else could induce them to play volleyball each evening till dark? Notice Sgt. Simpson, Cpl. Ratliff, and several others playing with determination. for a showdown. The final score is not yet available for publication. Latest happenings in 903rd Orderly !Worn .. T/5 James (Alibi) Bums buzzed down to to Miami to rest up over the week-end . Pvt. L. Sikes, personnel clerk of the 922nd Boat Company, likes his new home at Rocky Point ... T/5 Paul Brant has his new office in the former supply room of the 828 Guard Squadron. First Sgt. Aycock and T / 5 Hatchat went down to watch box ing at the Armory. They got a bang out of "Popeye" and said the band really gave out in a grand way. Cpl. Ratliff-don't kn9w much about him, but you may rest assured he still likes the girl friend, VERY _MUCH. DISABLED BUY BONDS INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-(CNS) -A line of bandaged men, some on crutches, filed by the bond booth to subscribe $63 000 at Billings General hospital here rec ently. A total of 10 2 % of gross base pay and certified disability discharge bonus pay was invested by the men during the Third War Loan drive. The hospital bond rally was conducted at the men' s own suggestion, Col. Guy A. Owsley repqrted.

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DREW FIELD ECHOES, T1iURSDA Y, OCTOBER 7, 1943 PAGE ELEVEH 503d SAW Swings To Jive, G :ayety :As WACs Do Part 6 Supply Needs r Bother Girls Of Sub-Depot. By SGT. JOSEPH L ALDINI The drastic scarcity of supplies threatens the well. being of the ladles in SiS. Sup. to degrees unknown. The question they're askin' is, "Why can't we. be furnished the same accommodations offered else in Sub-Depot?'' The only ones who had any regrets were those who failed to attend the party given by companies of the 503rd Regiment, on September 27. Heading the list of guests was Lt. Col. Evans, the Regiment' s honors to win the waltzing con Commanding Officer. Rec. Hall test. He was so graceful some No. 2 was a gay spot and the of the boys were tempted to WACs of Drew and Benjamin ask him for the next danoe. Fields came through with flying . colors to make the boys feel that A tremendous IS felt were attending that .Saturby _all to the chauman orSERGEANT, CANCEL THAT ORD.ER FOR MESS night party in their old home gamzer, John yalenti and 1-------_,..:...---------------------'-. .. his Captam T F iSgt. Smith, the dapper, tall, and Lts. McCormick, AMPA TROLLEY RID. E dark and handsome. big wheel Sch'Yab, Bradlm and Levy for Here's one for the books, people. "Colonel Joe," a creation resulting from the ingenius efforts of Carmen Dorsey, Louie Cheru bin and Bill, Latimore, class 13 storekeepers in S D. Sup., took a trip to St. Pete to sell War Bonds. with a wave in his hair, had all makmg a happy l;lnd long-to--bethe lovelies swooning with his remembered evenmg of real fun. THE M E OF 69TH SONG charm and that Pepsodent Smile. Rumors were that. he and T / 5 Steve Parish had spent the earlier part of the day in one of the local beauty salons. Whoops, my dear. A Conga line was led by Lt. Five Languages Taught Soldiers At Drew School By SjSGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI 'COLONEL' STRUTS Riding the Ross Avenue trolley (on "sight-seeing trips") It's kinda to say who C 1 R H t' f 1 b Colonel Joe Is. He consrsts of was p uss 01er s 1nsp1ra IOn or an ong1na num er the complete attire of a flier' s Miller and Cpl. "Madame La Zonga" Humphries that made the belles bells ring. The line L anguage courses in Spanish, was so long .that. by the time French German, Russian and .. the sways and movements at Italian' are now being given free the end of the line were carto soldiers of Drew, Lt. ried out by S/Sgt. Tio and his Sinclair, Special fair miss he. felt like a damsel of the Second Trammg Batt aliOn called "Ross Crosstown." Sgt. Gordon Booth's Dance or-winter clothing, stuffed .with pa chestra is featuring Russ' clever arrangement. of the ditty. per and bears rank of full Sgt. Will Krewson and Cpl. Joe Wright both left on colonel. furloughs this week. Willie is going to Philadelphia, and All the females m Sup. had Joe to Douglas, Ariz.-both are ----==----<-=--------=----=-the pleasure of meeting "Colo-. ;.in announced yesterday. traveling by way of Chicago. days (no apologies to the artists nel Joe," and the only beef they They say Chicago is a short-cut currently holding sway as French made was regarding the fact to their aestinations, ut this may Horn players), sends his regards that he' s not quite .tall enough. be the climax to that "Doubleto the gang and advises us of his Wedding'Bells" rumor of the past new address. Good luck, SIR. The f ive languages are.taught if you hear madhouse noises h t Just a bit of chatter about this 'an that:-Marion Ward and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Smith in company with a few other socialites of S.D. went moral buildin' at St. Pete' s Chatterbox the other nite. down in T ampa, it was Pfc. Allan two l}Venings a week wit s reamConkling, :M:. c and Impresario lined methods of instruction mak of the Guitar. ing it possibie for students to learn rudiments of s peech within summer. Aviation Student "Hector" NEWCOMERS Spector, glockenspieler extraor dinary and classy pianist, has also had d change o f address-frqm Miami, Fla. to Stevens Point, : CORN ON COB a reasonably short time, Lt. SinAnd speaking of "Off the Post" bandsmen, Pvt. Marvin E. Walker lost no t fme in joining the ranks of Separate Rationists-the Mrs. He could tell them. "Did you clair said. Wis. REGULATION RIDE get the one about the traveling Soldiers interested shou.ld con salesman and the d augh-tact the Special Seryice o ffice of ter?" asked T /Sgt. Kosinski of the battalion. arrived from Cincinnati, within LONG TOSS They claim the little venture two weeks after Marvin joined He's attending pre-'flight classes was within -you the band; now P f c. Harry C. Wil-at a co-ed c ollege there-still, he know, upon leaving S D., forget Iiams (daddy of two red-headed insists that it's the scarcity of all it. Casey, "daughter" children) has some mess kits and not the abundance 'W_ AVE, ndes to work neo.. neighbors out Memorial of femininity that makes the V.:Ith IS known as T / 4 Holley; and he burst out in Expert linguists who feel quali.suchlaughte r that h i s toupee befied to act as instructors are also came a beard. urged by Lt. Sinclai r t o voluntee r T/4 Reubin Tobin took tlie their time. Highway. -o,. place a Shangri-La. Hector js eight Wolves. W EATHERFORD PRIVATE Pfc. Waldo Bettman's recent"staff pianist" for the weekly What the guys cant figure out cadet broadcasts Pfc . Bob Lud-is why Casey insists upon sitting ly acquired z 'est for athletics wig wouldn' t mind b eing at Steon tJ:Ie ella's lap every may yet prove his undoing. vens Point-he says it is -only a mormng, which substantiates the HAIBS NAPLES' FALL Waldo disrupts the entire phystone's throw from his home in fact that Ted Griffith has a hard L sical training program (to say Oconomowoc (that is, if you can time keeping his trousers pressed. throw a stone a hundred miles). Signal Sup. went to a party at By SjSGT: FRANCIS E. NOWICKI nothing of the personal chagrm the St. Pete Beach home of Mrs. h t ff ) h t th The Medics are becoming a Front page news of the of Naples has a double most reliable weather baromenite meaning to Pvt. Joseph W. Mar1sca, Camp Weatherford r of his slip down over the toes ter. Anytime they schedule a h f I th 1 h h h review you can bet on rain. Helen is a congenial hostess soldier, who was a prisoner in t at city or severa mon s of the size 2 GI s .oes w However, the. rain checks on and everyone had a swell time. and experienced many sleepless e his athlehc last Saturday' s review of the Bill Henrie, former Sig. Sup ht h RAF 1 b bed 1 h h k k d durmg the heat of battle. N C d d I t d nig s 'Y en P anes tenng exp osions, w IC noc e Maybe a pair of suspenders urses orps provi e an ex-. emp oye, re urne last week the Itahan port. me clear across the hall. The ? cuse for an impromptu concert but not to go to work-he was Marisca was studying music in wall plaster scattered everywhere would help, Waldo. in the Nurses' Day Room. Free merely visiting. Could it be Naples when the United States and the house shook as if hit, by Recent from a couple "cokes" and a good time was that Roselind Palmer's mind is declared war on the Axis. His an earthquake. I was certain that of 69th AAF Band alumni were had by all ... Gee, we hope it haunted with thoughts of a cer visa was canceled and he was the end was near as I lay half most welcome. Lt. Joseph Regis nins again the next time we tain lientenant in.,. AWUTC? kept under constant surveillance dazed in the dark. However, my Jr., whose performance i n our are out.in the Station HospitalVut's de sc-ore, Rosey, vedding until. May, 1942 when diplomatic luck and. prayers won out." horn section is sadly missed these area. bells soon maybe??? ., exc1Jang:! of prisoners _was made . A slim, quiet soldier, Private Marisca rarely speaks of those months under the terrific aerial bombardment, but his eyes mir ror the horror he has lived through. He ,Fitnessed and survived 77 shattering raids on this city around which the American a n d British armies are driving the Germans backward. He saw homes lev eled to rubble and people killed d wounded as the RAF's f1 their mark iY this F ascst cJt y The city, h e said, is equipped with many natural air raid shel ters-caverns dug centuries ago in the solid rock upon which most of the houses are built. He tolp of s p ending hour after hour in them listening t o the bomb bursts, _vainly trying to catch some sleep on the wet rocks "It was in N o v ember, 1941, he declare d, "that the RAF came back to the attack four nights in ., a row. No, one slept. Almos t as soon as the all-cle a r sounded, the British plane s were sighted once again, and everynn"! dashed for the shelter s. "On the f ourt h night I was in my rooms, on the second floor, feverish and tired, believing that \ve were at last in for a I had just about fallen asleep when the sirens shrieked like mad. Suddenly the anti' aircraft guns opened up and, since the shelter was a little distance down the street, I was forced to cling to a banister iJ1 the hallway. "Suddenly t w o piercing whis'.tles joined in harmony and an ,: instant later I heard two shat-Permanent JAF Fixture 'Unknown' By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER selves proud turning out that The boys in Message Center Maybe it was the early hour of 6 A. M. that made Al Bahan unable to read the list. Capt. Wallace was check-how's about giving us a little collected the first f/ot of $2 Mrs. ing the boys at the bi-weekly physical. Art Riddick re-gossip whe n you us going O'Brien is anxious for A-4 to get . . through the chowlme the fourth started on the World Series pool. ported .his name to Al after passed by the captam. time one of these day s. She should. Meanwhile AI scanned PHONE NOTE Ed Curley is a firm believer squadron roster. Unable to fmd Did you hear Carl Kehr trying . in the power of the press and of Art' s name, he said: "You a new. to appear incognito behind a pair Isn t It for the phone course the Drew Field Echoes. man in the squadron?" (Writer's of sunglasses at one of the oric?mpany to mstall more p a y sta-He sold his bike through a FREE c?mment_:Art' s been permanent entation movies? They must give tions. and soundproof booths (adv't.) Want Ad. fixture m the outfit for over the films a fourth-dimensional the J?ase and especSo they back to Drew two years. ) effect. !ally Service club? Surely a fter celebraitng some guy' s C o n gratulations this week t o Flood at Hq.? -You bet. Post Dre:w. IS b i g e!lough to war.rant birthday. They stood there, Gene Cpl. and Mrs. Joseph Engineers finally removed that additional .service, and especially Morse, "Umbriogoh" and Dick ford. The baby's name Is J oseph w ash basin from the Publications for l _ong di_stance Sams el, "Umbriogo h ." John Commerford Jr ... Maj. Office. Someone forgot to throw, Ray IS the boy we How <-orne that all the Hq Ray B. Roshon and A-l"s Capt. the switch. R esult, James and' meant to wnte about l ast. week gals are forever beating a path Smith upon their pr
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PAGE 'tWELVE D REW FIELD ECHOES, THURSr9AY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 2A W Beams Out 58 8th Outfi t 9M SALVAGE SAVES B h d h N M d h 0 I $77,000 IN --A MONTH e in t e ews i nig t i THESALVAGEANDRECLAMATiONbranch0ftheDrew Field QM salvages repairs or sells just about everything it A d L t G s 't t gets its hands on. In July, the last month for which fig-. n IS s . 0551 p pecla IS s ures are available the department made for Uncle Sam a . . . .__ net profit of $77 402 25 according to Lt. John F. Kiernan, By PVT: G. A. OSCHMAN JR. By T/5 .JACOB salvage officer. Comes now the "dirty dirt" ... this correspondent, for-588 Signal AW Battalion merly of "What's New...,' scoops now takes over the "behind For the past week, headquar.., the t 't f th 2 d' T b tt 1 ters. h a s reminded me of a well scenes ac lVI Y o e n raining a a wn. ordered industrial plant. There Glancing about Headquarters, has been-continuous action in the Shipping and Receiving sec-been changed to "You are as every section .and lights have tion seems to be on the hustle wet as a Dre w Field Parade." been burning until" morning again. Leastwise Cpl. Phil Lavoie hours. us that impression as he The 2nd Training battalion is The writer has felt for some made an "urgent" phone call. grateful to Laura Merle Sewell, time that the men at Drew Field All cracks_ put aside, that is one Margaret Sewell, and the Bartow know little or nothing about-the rushed outfit to work in. Lt. Public Library for the generous splendid schools which are located Hayes and his staff of T/.4 Alex-donation of books for use in our here. These schools are operated ander, Cpl. Lavoie and T/5 Ben pay Rooms. It is a gift. that by AWUTC through. th' battalEdwards really are on the hop lS useful and fully appreciated ion the chief executive ificer of with the "incoming and outgoing by the boys. the;e schools is Lt. Col. Ralph P. tide." Headquarters and Headquarter s Stiehl, .commanding officer of the VOICE OF VOICES company moved to a new location 588 Signal AW Battalion. last week. The outfit is now . The voice of T /Sgt. Jay P. Head of the 563rd has now become a reveille memory" ... yet this morning when the usual "all right . all right, everybody up" was not heard by this correspondent, somehow -or another the. sharp -word "GAS" really did wake us up! ... What a dive for gas 'masks .. wow! situated in the 3A block in the -r:he Center School, vicinity of 1st & M. This makes which IS hea?ed by Capt: Frank for a shorter. distance between gives m plotbarracks and Battalion headquarting,. filtermg, dr_aftmg, ters observer and special ground ob-. servers' instructors course. It is Armistice Day Birthday Makes GI a "Good Omen Guess we can beat the "girl" CAMP STEWART, Ga.-(CNS) back home who-cries herself to -A camp,.wide celebration is sleep (I wonder) when we say planned here on Pvt. Kenneth we wake with a tear in our Armistice Marriott' s birthday. eye! ... record reached this :Pvt. Marriott is _considered a morning in time elapsed in "good omen" in his battery berolling out! cause he was born Nov. 11, 1919 In the 748th SAW Co.; Sgt. and was !lamed in .comGeorge Olsen is the first man Il!-emo rahon o f the endmg of the in line for mail call . could f_I_r_st_W_o_rl_d_W_a_r_. be those ''two letters'V a week from Dlinois. He claims he gets from two -to three a week .. yet Sgt. 0. Anderson of the 746th has a wink as Olsen in forms us of-his mail . Andy ought to know! BOB HAWK'S YANKWIZ interesting to note. that the filterers' course is the only one given in the entire United States. A number of the students are commissioned officers; included in this group are four WACs and three Marines. Once more, it is my 'pleasure to report promotions. The list. of enlisted men with their grades, home comtnunity state is as' follows: Sgt. Irving B Rosenblatt, FranCisco, Cal.; Sgt . :John H. Roach, Indianapolis, Ind. ; Sgt. Charles C. Marsh, Marion,-Ind. ; Sgt. Hobart B. Parks, Ottawa, Kan. ; Sgt. Burgess S. Parks, Georgetown, Ky. ; Cpl . Lloyd E. Carter, Lincoln, Neb. ; Sgt. Jack Long, Mansfield, 0.; Sgt. Carver : Chatting about mail takes us to the 766th where.Pvt. Estille keeps the "sugar reports" coming in. 1 . All of these statements are D . MacCarthy, Akron, 0.; Sgt. true; ordinary pencil lead is made Howard H. Smith, Oklahoma City, of graphiite and clay; quicksilver Okla. ; Sgt. Curtis F Mortimer, is mercury; pumpernickel is a Baden, Pa. ; Cpl. W. ConFATIGUE TOP in need of coarse. bread. nor, W. Va. ):, : . DEMAND GAME 2. 100 (109 to be exact). First Lt. Oliver R Jackson of !:: repair IS mspected by Mrs. T / 5 Bob Foregrave of the Lo-3 . A bath tub. S-1 returned from his leave lookLena Erickson, supervisor of cator Section here in Headquar-4. Bluebeard, who had 7 ; Henry ing .well sunburnt and is back at QUIL_ TS ARE REPAIRED seamstresses, and Lieut.-ters wants a football replay next VIII hadl 6. his post. First Lt. Oscar Breg-. K' week, using the men of the 5 Lou(siana. man also returned in time to do by a battery of seamstresses. Iernan. Clothing classifi-outfits. He also informs -us that 6 Fifteen per cent. "' a big job. in S-4 which he heads. At work here is Mrs. Flora cation department handles we must use Ohio State in; the 7. The first one. No congratuSgt. Martin Wolf came back T d O h 70 000 t f 1 th latory telegrams may be sen't in from his furlough and returned to ownsen t er women I ems O C O es . a replay.' Was that a "reqiJest or. h an order?" /is what I must find this country for the duration. teaching in_ the Administration mend and refit uniforms, mont out. 8. You should saunter on. School. Cpl . Eddie P Wei! of also sew on chevrons. 9 .. To a sl}ort, loud ex-Headquarters Message C enter, plof'Ive noise as a dog; to shout or T / 5 Joseph X Cunningham of speak sharply; to off the Reproduction; and Pfc. M artin skin; to bark one' s shin;' the cover-Tandarich, the superintendent of ing of a tree; a small sailing. ves-the b uilding whic h ho.us e s Headsel or boat; bar k i s a reddish, quarters, have been transferre d brown color-mocha, algerian;:to out. Our b e s t wishe s go to all treat with bark-to tan; to strip of them. Sgt. Ben Valenza of the bark from-to peel; to cover S-1 returned from his furloug h w ith bark-to bark the roo f . to be congratulated; while in New When it comes to dirt, T/5 Shapiro is the man I've .-got to get on the beam with. If I tail that guy for an hour or so b .etween now and next week's deadline, I'll guarantee that this will put Winchell on the comic page. D irect from 2nd Trng. Bn. men: Remember the ol' saying, "You're all wet?" Well, it's 10 first, then silver and York, he was duly engaged to the last dishe s. young lady of his choice. 714th Marks Steady Rise . By PVT. LLOYD 'V. WEISS ffe was in4ucted Oct-ober 1942 The 724' SAW Co. was in February, 1942 tt had: the "enormous" compliment of six men. Lt. Rusting mer occupation, and went to and Lt. Kimball were the originators of the T / 5 telephone and telegraph s chool. He was in the service six Crossetti was our first sergeant. Lt. Oberg and Lt. Rector -.onths 'Vhen his first rating were the first officers excluding the officers who founded of T I 5 graced his arm. the company. They entered in Febrl!lary. (As a side nQte The 724 wishes good luck to it might be that they are the only two" remaining T / 5 Daly (J.Y+i'wa ukt: Wis. ) He officers who helped to "whip" tlie company into shape). another prospect for the Our supply officer, Lt. Shatsoff, came into the 724 in March, : I w_onder if Pvt. Riggan ever one month after its formulation. Captain Rey was our first d,Id fmd out that hostess' l .ast . n ame? Lord knows tha t he tned capt;un, and he was oui C 0 for a short while. hard enough. Our present C 0. Captain Lowery, has been with us If you should happen to pass since May. Lt. Baltz, our special services officer, was the by our area any time within last to the company. _, : .-the near future, and a huge came m while we were out on t ended San Jose High ,School. scaffold . a gre .. t of_ .operational training. The first . _,. commod1twn, please d o n t b e men who formed the nucleus of (For a while I t too ked as though alarmed. We are now in the the 724 at its inception were the he was going t o .wake a career of building an exact motor pool men, and the cooks. out of the kindergarten, but at replica of Big Ben (of English Pvt. Ramirez was our first sup-the end of six y ears, he was fame) for T/5 Kline. It seems ply man, Cpl. Bonham (then a able to prove ltis worth, and he that the alarm clocks bein g private) was our first armorer. was promoted to the first made now don't have any effect These two men can honestly say grade). While attending San on him. We will never forgive that not only have they seen the Jose, h e beca m e one o f i t s bes t him for oversleeping the other 724 ris e to be one of the best if swimmers. H e distinguished day, and making the poor not the best outfit on the himself in this field, winning guards four bour shifts i n but they had a hand in making swimming meda l s He took a st:ad of tile regula r two hour the company what it is today. general cours e (although he is shifts. Along the lines of introduconly a staff sergeant now). He Pv:ts. Montoya Na)1ow and T / 5 htg ourselves, here is a rather worked for the Pacific Tele-Gambo n e have the c ompliments phone and Telegraph Company of the 724, for their outstanding informal introduction to our out on the coast. (I wonder p erformances in our last physical first sergeant, Harry Mayfield. if be had any premonition of fitness .test. These thre e men He was born in .Quincy, Cal., at things to come, and what he were the highest ranking for the tender age of zero. He at-was going .to do in' the ser vice)". scores . REP AIRED SHOES are in FIE;LD STOVE is repaired by :Spected by E. S. Sutton, Pfc. Ballinger in QM shoeshop superintendent, and metal shop. The QM also T /Sgt. Clarence C. Hultz, in operates a carpenter shop charge of military cobble'""' that; builds anything made of Soldiers should turh in sh< wood. at f irst sign of hole. PRECIOUS ALUMINUM' scrap-'-from airplane parts to condem,ned messkits-is one of many items sold by QM every month. Also sold are tincans, paper, glass jars, gapbage, grease and raw bones. I

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DREW FIELD ECHOES, fHURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 PAGE THIRTEEN Chow School. To.Open Soon, Gibbs States St. Pete Booster T urns on .Charm For 501st Unit Ambition Rife in '4th AW 'Friends of Furlough' Formed by 55 1st Men By CPL. E. G HOR!J'ON We have been racing around for such a long time with gags and gossip in this coluinn, how about getting serious for once now? It's interesting to.look around_ and find out what the G I.'s right around you-the next desk, the bunk under or over you-were doing before they came into the Army and what their ambitions are. Here's a starter on sistant manager m the Collins Hotel at Jasper, Alabama . He was looking forward to becomBy CPL. SAMUEL COCHRANE ing a full-fledged manager, and Although the EM of the 551st did have quite a siege eventually building a cabin and f f d b trailer park somewhere in .the of the Furlough Frenzies-wiring home or un s; arrow-south. ing clean sun tans and the like-when it came to signing T/4 ''Penguin" Dyke marked their names, there was only one signature requir.ed to time as shipping clerk_ for tho! start them off in their respective directions. the boys in the 4th Tng. Bn. Corporal Reddinger was an as sistant traffic manager for West Coast proqrice shippers and growers. His next goal was. to be a railroad traffic manager. Budd Wheel Co. of Detroit, Not so with Lt. P ulfrey, how----------------tion as junior clerk with U. S. Michigan, with the determina-ever. He found himself con-lous fabrications has actually Engineers at Macon, Georgia, ti:on of becoming a court re-come to pass. to enter the Armed Forces. He porter. fronted by an "olde tyme melly. states that right now his am-. drayma" situation before he could OWNED STORE bition is to goback to the same Pfc. Hessler w;;ts a part-time take off. With him, it was go job. Mter -that he can think student and timekeeper home and get married or no leave. about what to look ahead to. before FDR sent him the greet-That stipulation was quite T/5 B 1 d d d ings and was looking forward to agreeable to Lt. Pulfrey. At this e ue owne a ry goo s sergeant Hodge was engrossed t M h t K t k a career as an .electncal engi-very minute he 1nay be beginning sore In anc es er, en uc Y in his work of an underwriting with the desire to build a bigger 1 neer. to live happilJ7 ever after. There's 1.. gremlin at work somewhere. One in good standi in the Printer's Devil union. I don't know exactly where along the line he accomplishes his doings. and:better clothi'ng busm ess. insurance clerk for the Agncu-The dit-da-da of the Signal tural and Empire State Insurance Corp is nothing new to ONE GOOD ONE But I do know that twice now, T /Sgt. Durrette worked for the company of Watertown, New "Sparks" Glor who was a tele-.3/Sgt. Craig has : st stalked in between the last minute that this A. C. Miller truck body company York, in his pre-service days. He graph operator for the Missouri, accompanied by his diaphanous copy is plunked down in the where he filled. the is
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PAGE FOURTEEN DREW fiELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1943 Drew Fall Fashion Parade 'Tops' Says WAC PFC. SABLES CPL. MacNICHOL Older Drew Field outfits had better take one more look in a long mirror. Newly arrived organizations are out to PFC. MORROW PFC. McPHERSON Classified Ads. The 80lst Chemical is still unpacking its FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND barracks bags, yet two of its members caught the eye of the1 ""9"'3-=-2-C_H,_E_V_R_O_L_E_T_c_o-ac_h _ G_o-od_t_i-re-s, WILL pay $40 to $50 for a used piano ;:F:::O:-;U:::N:::D=---=w==-h-ee-=1-. """u_r_e_a_n--:d,--tu--:b-e-at,.-::F,.,-ir......,.st Mysterious WAC this week. Whether in fatigues or "A" the 80lst men were smoothies, she said. The Private Bonsib, Gerard, 720th S.A.W. Co ., Drew Field. 8th and E Sts 1873rd Aviation Battalion, withcarriage, baby scale. Telephone WILL person who found yellow leather THOROUGHBRED male Cocker puppy, Lt. Hutner, 430, Drew Field. portfolio in Service Club Monday out changing from their suntans, his knife-creased trousers, the four months old. Black. He is houseUSED "Taylor" "tot" or "baby night please return to Hostess Office. have made. fall fashion center of d h' t broke n, would make an excellent masstroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see Pvt. Rbt. J Minchew, 571st Sig. A.W. Drew, just by their glowing ap-" camera man snappe liD JUS as cot for unit, or pet for individual Lt. Dively, Co. B. 553rd S.A.W. En.. En. Co "C." pearance, she added. he was. family. $25. Call Mrs. Cortois, Ext. at Largo. -r c t 1 h f 286-A Never to be outdone, the 314th versa i e Morrow, w o ormer-camera, for a sensible price. If you OFFICER' S OD blouse, size 37. Prac d h d t 1 28 presented a weekly winner. ("I'm ly spent part of his time as a tically brand new, bought but never a camera. cal 7 not prejudiced," pleads the WAC. farmer, and the rest of it as a worn. Will s ell at a sacrifice. Call UP TO $100 cash for good "Mart1"n" or "I t t 'd k'ng so any Private E. R. Emmett, Phone 218. ry o avol pic 1 m bellhop in an Adams, Tenn., hotel, "Gibson" guitar. Call "Mack," Ext. from the same group. Somehow, 459 or S /Sgt. McLaughlin, Hq. Co .. l't' s always a well-dressed 314 will be maneuvering half-ton TWO ELECTRIC Irons. $5 and $105th SAW Trn. En. Kitchen No. 29. Too high but it can't be beat. Pvt. Bid N 5A 22 man who catches my eye!") Right trucks for the soon as E. A. Freeman. D. Co .. 5th S.A.W. behindthe 314th, gaining weekly, thP new grou,, becomes thor'f;tnlf3t. En., Barracks 5 B20, end E. car fob tr:ansporta is the 501st. oughly acclimated at Drew. His ljfc: The parade of winners, resplendent from tie to polished i9C, includes Pfc. William Mor-. row, 1873rd Aviation Engineering Battalion, Cpl. Edward D. MacNichol, 8 0 1 s t Chemical Company, Pfc. Vincent L. Sa bles, 80lst Chemical Company, Sgt. Marvin Mannheimer, 314th Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, and Pfc. Joe Mc Pherson, 3rd Reporting Company, 501st SAW Battalion. fiancee, in Adams, probably likes CUSHMAN HUSKEY 2-h.p. scooter WANT TO BUY-Portable phonograph him best in uniform, but he bike. Needs about $20 worth of re-or table model radio-phonograph com "hasn't heard her say," as yet. pairs. Reconditioned it is worth $125, bination, good shape, reasonably Corporal MacNichol straightat priced. Lt. Ray E Cumrine. TP 346 C or Town H-25. 144 743d Signal ened his tie as the WA apCAMERA fans att. Make an offer. AW Company. proached him. "Gosh, I haven't Kodak recomar film pack, .=::::::::::=::::::=:==:::======== had a girl admire me so since I with ground glass focusing, dble. ext. t d b k -B ff 1 bellows, eye level finder, F 4:5 in saw my s ea Y, ac In u a o, compur shutter 1 sec.-1/250 with self eight months ago!" he confessed. timer, in good condit. Plus two cut He, too, handles toxic gasses for film holders, and cut film dev. tank. th 801 t It, b't d'ff re 'Really a swee t job. Write: Cpl. M e S S a J 1 e n. Company A, 533rd Sig, AW from operating pinball machines, -as he did in civilian life. p"""o""N::..:T::.....IA_C_2 ___ d_o-or---s'--ed_a_n_,_1_9_3--'5'---m-o-d-el. Probably Sgt. Mannheimer took Good conditiOn $200. Harold Levy, his dressing hints from the many Cpl., Station Hospital WAF D B-2. screen stars he has seen. Both in 1936 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Motor "What's surprising about a clean Camden, N.J. and on Drew Field in good Car .. needs tir"-s fatigue hat?" puzzled Pfc. Sables, the sergeant has been strictly a therefore WIIhng to sacnf1ce for $12a. . Apply or phone orderly room. Pvt. when ou1 WAC commented on his theatncal man. He he .says, Leon Freed, 3rd Reporting co. 501st spotless cap, a rarity among many single, but very occupied With a ..:So::..A:::::....W.:.:..:.::.:R::.__________ otherwise "up to snuff" soldiers. certain Drew Field WAC. WAR BONDS: Best in world. can ''I always douse my cap when I Almost blinded by the gleam be bought at Base Fmance office, or wash my fatigues. Who wants to of his own :hoes, Pfc. McPherany post office. Seller is now engaged i n most important task ever undel" look dirty on Sunday, just be-son easily moved the 50 1st record gone. Any denomioation. Good .return cause they're wearing fatigues?" up another notch. The sprightly on money and safe return of loved Sables, a toxic gas man from the private was a millwright man ones. 801st, was once an organic chem-from East St. Louis, Ill. before ist from Cleveland, 0. he found himself at Drew. Now, BICYCLE, same as new. See Sgt. E. L. Curley or Ph. Ext. 366. Hq. & Hq. Sq. III FC. FOR RENT TWO rooms. completely private, onehalt block from Clearwater beach. Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt. Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field). GIVE AWAY THE 2nd Training Battalion is in great need of old radios. Loud speakers and chassis most gratefully accepted, but we'll be happy with all contributions. Contact Lt ..Adams. Ph. 326, S-3 S ec tion, 2nd Training Battalion. LOST AND FOUND LOST -Two barracks bags and a wooden foot locker. Must find at once, for obvious reasons. Am tired of wearing barrel. Finder (I hope!) please contact Pfc. Frederick H. Lorah, Detachment 7 501st SAW Co. LOST-Prescription sun glasses. lost on "Please let me put on a freshly he is just another radio man, pressed uniform!" pleaded Pfc. dreaming of his girl in Chicago. Morrow. "I've had this on ever The Chicago dream-girl, who since I polished my shoes and never has seen him in uniform, shaved this morning. Gosh, I'm will be impressed when he comes not dressed up at all!" Admiring marching home. A REAL miniature Camera, fits the Drew Field. Address on case, E. 59th palm of your hand. Gwirette ., 127, Street, New York City. If found, please 16 pies per 1 oil. Schnieder Xenon F.2 in return to Pvt J. Harmon, Army Com Pur. Rapid 1 sec. to 1!500. Cost $85 Emergency Relief, Hos. Annex Bldg .. second hand, will sell for $60 with E:. R. case. Lt. A. T. Beauchamp. Co LOST-Brown leather billfold, someA 571 S.A.W. En. where near Company "B" of the 1st PRIVATE SCULPTURES BUST OF SHERRILL WANTED TO BUY WOULD L1KE to buy small automobile in good condition. Call or write Lt. Arthur Sette!, Base Intelligence Section, Sarasota Army Air Base, Sarasota, Fla. T e lephone 2531. Ext. 202. MUST have cadet size radio. Can Jive no longer without Harry James. Will pay any price within a private's pocketbook range. Pfc. "Bunnie Cassell. Ph. 287. WANT to buy baby stroller in good condition. Contact Lt. Hershel Marcum, Phone S-5447 Signal A W Training Battalion. Con tains money and papers of great value. N ame engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng. En. LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con taining money and valuable papers. Finder please return to Pfc. Frank Ortiz, Company D 563d Sig_ A W Battalion. REWARD. LOST Set of expensiv e all-white drums (Swingerland make). Were last seen in Company area of the 569th SAW En., 2nd Reporting Company supply room, corner of "J" and East 1st St. Are no longer there. since 569th has moved. Pvt. John Driscoll. Det. 27 SAW. MISCELLANEOUS PUT YOUR parents or your sweetie on the guest house list, when they come to visit you. It's reasonable, it' s comfortable. it's pleasant as can be. Call Miss Leland or Miss Nicks, ph. 897, to m ake your reservation. HELP WANTED-Projectionists, cash iers, ticket-takers and janitors needed for off-duty work. Good pay, nice setup. See Lt. May, Theatre No. 3. YOU COULD swing a mean club on the Rocky Point golf course if_ it were finished. Meanwhile. get your fresh air and relaxation helping to complete it. The course is yours-won't you help to get it in shape? Vo lun teers call Lt. E G. Metcalf. phone 287 CALLING all radio hams. Would like a call from all hams at Drew for qst:'' mag, Will also act as information for suggestions relative to forming a Drew Ham club or holding a Hamfest. W9 D PU. T/Sgt. William J. Kiewel. Org 314th Base Hqs. & AB Sq. Bks. 211. MENDING to be done'/ Insignia to be sewed on? Bring your mending to Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tuesday morning The Officers' Wives Sewing Club will do your mending and sewing for you free of charge. GIFTS wrapped free of charge for Service Men. YMCA USO. 214 N. Boulevard; YWCA USO. 607 Twiggs; Christian Service C<>n ter. corner of Tampa and Tyler. SWAPS NEW Universal 250-yd. surf reel and rod with line for any type firearm in good condition, value $25. Major Inabinet, 407th F G. Gp. Phone 427. TRANSPORT AT! ON WILL DRIVE car to or from An geles for transportat;on o r help drive and share expenses Leave Tampa about Nov. 1. Due to return about Nov. 16. Have made the same trip previously by automobne. Phone Sgt. Henry Marcus, at Signal Hq. Co .. AWS. lll FC. DESIRE RIDE to and from Dre w Field, office hours eight to five. Vi cinity of Genessee and Florida Ave. nues. Call Nancy Ramsey, Drew Fie ld extension 814. MY wife driving here from Shreveport, Louisiana. about Oct. 15. Could bring two (2) lady -passPngers at very reasonabl e price Write nr see Pvt. E. A. Freeman. D. Co 5th S A W. Trng. En. WANTED-To poot c ars St. Pete to Drew. Hours: 7 :30 to 5 C a ll 862 or 56-014 in Sl Pete Lt V C Willitt. 756 SAW Co CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE During a brief ceremony at the Private De Fleurs, a protege Officers Club Brig. Gen. Stephen of the late Lorado Taft, noted sculptor of a decade ago, studied H. Sherrill, Commanding General sculpture at. the National Acado the A WUTC, was presented emy, Chicago. Not so long ago with a clay "bust" of himself. he made a bust of Col. Melvin The bust, which was sculptured B. Asp, Air Base commander. by a Drew Field soldier, Private Before entering the Army, he Philip De Fleurs, was presented sculptured a likeness of Presi the General by Col. R. N. Kunz aent Roosevelt, and also modeled in behalf of the Officers' Club, Raymond Moley, former New where it is to be placed perma-Deal "brain-truster." He also did nently. decorative work for theaters. In expressing his appreciation In his studio in Westwood Vilof the sculpture the General laud-lage, Cal., De Fleurs was modeled the work of De Fleurs, an arting the Indian girl, Kateri Tekaist well known in New York and kowit, whose proselytizing among Hollywood art circles, and at the the Mohawk and Algonquin tribes F R E E W A N T A D FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY PERSONNEL IN DREW FIELD ECHOES. BASE SPECIAL SERVICE OFFICE, 8th & "B" Ad Classification ........ . FOR SALe WANTED TO BUY SWAPS .A. T!ON GIVE-AWAYS LOST ANO t:OUND MISCELL.A N EOUS FOR RENT ; 0 0 Name .... ........................ Org. same time commended the fine 250 years ago resulted in the art that is being produced by art-Catholic Church's considering her ists who have placed their talents for canonization, when he was at the Army's disposal. inducted into the Army.

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DREW FIELD ECHOES,/"1THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 7, 1943 PA _GE FIFTEEN Egypt Lake Net 45 Gs; Brilr Can -Dream, Can't He S-2 SAYS / Gloomiest Drew sight .is swimming Instructor T/5 Al Brill's face when he is. calculating the money, he "would be making." see," he says wistfully, "1,500 pupils-about $45,000 we'd clear." Brill is talking Palm., Springs, Clil., El prices, where he once was an in. / Mirador hotel Your folks maybe the only structor. with me," said Brill, "but I At Egypt Lake he and the three couldn't figure what he wanted to ones .other instructors average 300 sol-swim in." In all the world to you, a in filling ,-f>-W A lifetime despiser of water-But even though they'd like '-Phys1cal Trammg order of All taken internally-Fields would non-swimmers must swim." explain, "Wait vohile I get a fast' to know, "How come a soldier can't one-it'll make my head swim." They'd. rather see you TRUE! Football Contest Lists 10 Games; Award Cigarets Football, alive and kicking despite the bigger business of war, marches into its third week with Drew Pigskin Pickers offered a 10-plate variety of tough games with car-. tons of cigs to the. top men. Two chief games of the nation winners of the chosen during this Saturday are Notre. Dame the contest. His one loser was hunched against .Ute brawny la_.st week's Chi Bears-Detroit shoulders of Michigan, and Duke _pro _game. Yogi set to sail into Navy. mto and p1cked Yogi .. the Echoes master of imto Fmal score was -possibiiity, lurched around the the LIOns losmg 27-21. office this week screaming praise "I wuz robbed," Yogi. bel-about Yogi. lowed. "My rain barrel must-The magic. .mim has tabbed 19 ':uve sprung a leak." swim?" Brill was asked. Some, 'it seems, come from arid sections of the country. Others have a childhood dread of water. This dread is quickly eliminated. The soldiers are eased into shallow' water, where they play ring-around-the-rosey. After their psychosis is eased; they are taught breathing which is half the trick in swimming, and head5th Bn. Men Begin Work On Drew's. Golf Course Chief mogul of mysticism . last week was Pvt. Mike Evanscuw who dropped his selections into the mail with return address marked 903d QMC. He' gets a carton of vigarettes with the following nine men also pocketing 10 packs each: ducking. At the El Mirador pool, Brill taught Bing Crosby's sons. Bing paid off with a couple of large non-vocal notes. Brill taught the Men of the 5th Tram:lng Bn. are the first to come to free. All that is needed is the aid of Drew Field's championship golf course. some manpower to get it into Master Sergeant Frank Zareus 2d Rept. Co., 552 SAW Bn.; S/Sgt: James Garrett; Hqs . Plt. Co., 564th SAW; Pvt. J. F. Ritchie Jr 570 SAW, Co. B; Pvt. Ed Wis:: niewski, 2d Rept. Co;, '552 SAW Bn.; Cpl. J. J. Pinggera; Co. B., 5?0th SAW; T/5 Albert YuratoVlch, Trng. Co. A., 4th SAW T/5 Willi?m Berger, Vet. Det.' Sta, Hospital; Warrant Officer Robert A. Wooten, 555th SAW, Hqs. Co.; Sgt. R. Huxen, Hq. and Rlot. Co 555th SAW. ., Captain James T. Van Sistine announced today that playing condition. "So, how about spending a profitable day off in the clean, fresh air and doing some work on the course?". Lieutenant Metcalf asked. Volunteers who want to work and play on a championship course should call Ext. 287. 'i.vell water-winged Nancy Carroll, Arline Judge and Joan Blondell. He liked his work. Cpl. AI Brill, non-commissioned physical training instructor of the. 5th Training Bn., and five men have taken it upon Red-horned W. C Fields once took a dive. "He the day themselves to maintain the first hole of the 18-hole layout. Brill and his golf enthusiasts started their manicuring work yesterday. Mixing good, health-charge to officers, enlisted men; WACs and their guests. Clubs. and balls also are provided Father Draft Would -Rock ful work with play, the men will SWINGING FOR BONDS man the mowing machinery and cut the fairway grass and ,greens to the correct height, then use .the course's free clubs and balls Baseball Hard Brill and his voluntary work. Drafting -of Harbor ers were .heartily commended by fathers, which is scheduled to Lieut. Edward G. Metcalf, Assiststart soon, is going to give Big ant Special' Service officer in League baseball an awful boot in charge of the golf cotirse. the bunion. "We've needed volunteer work-Not recognized as a ground for ers for the course since its openoccupational deferment, baseball ing last morith," Metis in a No Man's Land between calf said. "Far from being the list of essential industries and strenuous, work on the golf the non-deferable. occupations. course' is pleasant a:nd healthful. First pre-Pearl Harbor father Brill and his men have set an exfacing the draft is AI Z-arilla, St .cellent example in co-operation. Louis Browns outfielder recently I ain confident tnat other outfits classified lA by his :.os Angeles will pitch in and follow the 5th draft board. If Zarilla, the -father Training Bn.'s example. of a three-year-old daughter, ap-Britl and his m 'en will main-. peals his reclassification it will be tain and play the course on up to the appeal board to deter-their days off. In a sense, the mine whether he is an "essential" 5th Training Bn .. has adopted man in an "essential" industry. the first hole as its This Professional football will be doesn't mean that they own the less disturbed by the fathers' hole a _nd that no one else is al. draft. Most pro football players lowed to play it. Rather, the are either 4F or have war jobs good condition of the hole will when they're not plaYing with stand as a shining example of the pigskin. the --men's spirit of work and Volleyball Tuesday's scheduled pJay in the officers' volleyball league was postponed, leaving th...: 314th BH and AB Sq. and the Third Fighter Cor.unand teams in a tie for first place. Play was scheduled to be resumed today, according to 1st Lieut. C. W. Lyons, Base physical P training officer. The standings: TeamW. 314th Sq ........ 2 3C: Fighter . . 2 Base QM ....... 1 Medics ...... 1 AWOS ... 0 408th Gp. 0 L. 0 0 1 1 2 2 Pet 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .000 .000 fair play. There are 17 other holes waiting adoption, Lieutenant Metcalf pointed out. "If enough men tm:;n out to maintain the other 17 holes, it won't be long before the course is restored to its onetime championship condition," the lieuten-ant said. The Drew Field Golf Course is the former Rocky Point layout, once the finest on Florida's west coast. In .its history of more than 30 years it has been the scene of many bigtime championships. At various times its professionls have been Gene Sarazen and Denny Shute. The layout is available for play without LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JACK DEMPSEYreferees final bout tm War Bond cord at Municipal Auditorium, between Pvt. Otis Hightower, Drew Field (left) and S /Sgt. Joey Kassab, MocDill Field. The four-striper won a close decision. coupon below is for you. Yog1 boasted he would have hundreds of contestants this week and The Echpes is re.ady to grade them .and send cartons of cigarettes to the winning' 10. "Drop in your guesses says Yogi. "Maybe you're as the. devil." Contestants must .-mail Pigskin Picks .. with postmarks stamped before 2 p.m. Saturday. WINNERS ALL? Here Yogi's selections for the games this week-end. He claims he never misses except oftenless but The Echoes believes he's also warm: Yogi speakin': "Notre Dame is all Irish and all right for my five-cent cigar. .The South Bend .lads will make Michigan look lilke a Detroit flivver. Final score: 21 to 13. "Navy will lower Duke with t _heir new pigskin bazooka which out-smokes anyth.ing the tobacco lads can offer. Score: Navy 14, Duke 6. . "Southern California has a tough game against the rough St. Mary' s Pre-Flight aggregation. Me picks the Trojans in tight game, 7-0. "Army has a cinch over Temple and will use small caliber peashooters to result of 41 to 6. "Detroit pros will make -up for last game with victory of 21 to 12 over Green Bay musclemen. "Others my r ainbarrel: Pennsylvania 33, Dartmouth 25; Wisconsin 14, Illinois 7; Georgia Tech 33, Georgia Pre-flight 25; Ohio State 13 Great Lakes 12; Chicago Cards '13, Chicago Bears 19. The coupon's below. Mail it in and get those cigs. PIGSKIN PICK TO: Contest Editor, The Echoes, Base S. S Office, "8th and B Avenue. Here are my soores for the 10 games. If I win one of the 10 cartons of cigarette s please. make my brand ----. Notre Dame .. Michigan ..... ; Duke ........ Navy ..... .... So. Cal ....... St. Mary' s Pre-F Dartmouth . Penn. ... . ... . : Temple ...... Army Wisconsin Ga. Tech. .Illinois ....... .Ga. J>re-F ..... Ohio State .... Great Lakes .. Chi Cards .. ... Chi Bears .... Detroit . . Green Bay .... : Name, Rank P: 0 ..... ........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................... .

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:-:,.... PAGE ICE-CA.PADES CUT-UP -Try this, sometime, when you're wearing your ice skates. This is lovely, petite Donna Atwood, queen ()f the ice, in star-studded cavalcade, ice-Capades. showing at Madison Square Qarden, York. By PFC. "BUNNm" Nope, boys, those new green and ,gold ribbons we're sticking our Chests out about have nothing to do with the "battle of Drew Field." It's just a little note of distinction, desigoated to show all and sundry which damsels were W AACs before they were WACs. Nice, aren't they? It's a proud bunch of gals who sport 'em on their khakis. "General," that two-star pup who tags WACs in the same fashion as the lamb did Mary, has spent the last three weeks eagerly exploring the base. The loss of his three kitten playmates (left at ye WAC area for ob-. vious reasons) hardly phased him, with so many new sights, smells and companions. Yup-, he's that black and brown beggar who has \stolen the last bite of your PX sandwich, or pressed a wet nose into your hand just as William Powell kissed Joan Blonde!. "General" is apt to turn up 'most any unexpected place. 'T'other day, Flo Sager was straightening the last volume, upstairs in the Service Club library, when she glimpsed a J:?lack-tipped tail rounding a corner. Whisking a dust cloth and muttering "Now shoo-Shoo, General-Go home, General!" Flo managed to budge him just one inch before the pup decided it was all a game. Loudly he woofed. Nine soldiers jumped right out of their stupor. "Oh, please go home!" begged Sager. She jumped as another wet -----...-::------------------------nose blotted her ankle. "It can't Ex-Alabama Football Star Has Pulpit at Drew Field Chaplain Robert E. Kimbrough, Co'nference and coach of an Alaformer Alabama football player, bama high school team will help basketball star, coach\ and radio him in his work of guiding solentertainer and cousin of John diers through their Army careers. Kimbrough, the famous Texas A Chaplain Kimbrough has atand M. football hero, has recent-tended the Harvard Army Chap ly joined the staff of the Drew .lain's School and has been at Field Chaplain Corps. Drew Field only a few weeks. He Lieutenant Kimbrough is a na-was influenced in his decision to tive of Oxford, Ala., and a 'grad-, the service by a from uate of the University of Alabama a fnend who. was then m d E Uru. si'ty I. Atlanta blanca and Is perhaps now m an mory ver n Ital Ga. He was the pastor of the Oxy. ford First Methodist church unD_rew Field s new chaplam says til he joined the service on July he IS eager for overseas and 15 1 94 3 to be able to m ac-T h h 1 b 1 h" hon soon. e new c ap am e IS Chaplain S T Kimbrough, a backgroun?of sports,. mcl!-ldmg brother, is located at the Avon membership on the Umversit:y of Park Army Bombing Range Alabama' s basketball champiOnAvon Park .' ship team of the old Southern MORE ABOUT-FOOTBALL e (Continued from Page 1> Aviation Cadets Hear 13"s No Jinx at Col9ate HAMILTON, N. Y.-(U.P.)-Aviation cadets enrolled for flight training at Colgate university were skeptical when they,. first learned the CAA's War Training Green Bay Packers and PittsService had provided 13 instrucburgh Stealers halfback, and Lt. tors and 13 newly-acquired ptanes. Charles Collins. These two ex-By coincidence the last plane pert football coaches will prob-to arrive was a Stinson wheel ably flip a coin to decide as to control with the figure "13" on who will coach which team. OPEN TO ALL 1 its side. When some of the Captain Van Sistine has two about the former grid greats champing at strmg of 13 s-ba_d-luc!:c omens to the bit, but he wishes to point out m?st peol?le-Chief Pilot Horace that just because these two men Milks out that 13 had made a name -for themselves in b _een Colgate s good luck number college football that the. contem1817 when c_hurchmen, plated "North" and "South" teams Wit_h $13, a constitution of 13 will not, be made up of such forarticles and 13 !Prayers starte?mer stars. Every man who turns led to the msh out will be given a chance to tutiOn s foundmg. make the team, the coaches insist. Gift of Gab Gets Girl in the WAC The two ex-college stars are Don Lowe, Loyola, of Los Angeles, and J ohri Quinn, Uni-FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga.-(A') versity of North Carolina. Both -Ignacita Patron, a private in arebackfield, men and it is the Third WAC Training Center planned to place one on the here, was a recruiter for the serv "North" team and the-other on ice before she was a member-and the 'South" team. It is doubt-persuaded herself to join. ful that Mott will play, as he Private Patron of Las Vegas, undoubtedly will .be fully ocN. M., said she went into the cupied with his coaching duties. WAC recruiting office in Santa Fe and found a group of girls of Physical training officers state Spanish descent there. The offithat competitive sports rank high cers asked her to help by speakin conditioning soldiers for com-ing Spanish to the girls, and "by bat and add that of all sports, the tirrie I finished talking I had football is unquestionably one of persuaded myself to join," she the best. relatM. be true; it just can' t be!" she mumbled. Two dogs, and strangers at that. With a glance, the canines decided it was war. The men refereed, Sager and Miss Snyder wrung their hands, and the pups tore huge mouthfuls of fu,r from each other. With firm intent to place a sign "No dogs allowed" at the foot of the stairs, the ladies ushered out a battered "General." Peace again at the Service Club library. Just as we lifted our ear from the pillow the other morn, what should it pick up but the sleepy voice of Edith Williams, remarking, "I dreamt he kissed me, and I was so surprised at myself!" Hmnun. We'd like to know the details! 'T'was Edith, by the by, who took upon herself the sponsorship of Sunday's chapel hour program. The WAC chorus,' after several weeks of. gargles, gurgles, and frenzied octave-reaching, lived up to their fame. In fact, so much glory has spread before them that prior to the Chapel program presentation the chorus was invited to participate in the St. Petersburg recruiting program Thursday eve: Yup, we're right proud of the gals. Just see what warbling in the shower has done!, Anybody know anybody with a sewing machine? Oh, how the WACs want a sewing machine! Skirts to be taken in or let out (horrible thought), sleeves to be shortened, collars to be tightened, are no trick at all to a clever WAC with a half hour and a sewing machine. The half hour we do find, occasion ally, but the sewing machine remains a problem. The Company Fund, which is growing rapidly, will sink way, way down, if it must meet the price of the new models for sale in Tampa. The WACs, anxious kids, will be pleased as punch with anything that runs, even if it requires a foot pedal. Just call 231, and state your price. We're easy to please! Right at our elbow, over at PX No. 1, stood Pfc. Esther Gass and Bond her famed beloved, out shopping with Sgt. Betty Berggren and the inevitable Henry. Bond was admiring the boxes and boxes of gleaming silver wings. Gass was admiring Bond. Suddenly she piped, "But, Bond, you have some wings, haven' t you?" "Nope,'' he replied. "Lost 'em, to a silly little WAC." Gass, who, we're sure, was the gal in question, beamed ecstatically. The things some gals will and love it, too! 7, 1943 Girl of the Week WHATTA POSTURE! WHATTA BATHING SUIT! Yogi, the ECHOES' expert football picker, happened to wander into the AWUTC area the other day and this is what he found. Alice Albritton, 21-year-old T ampan who works at the 501 st Regt Hqs. Being strictly a pigskin man, Yogi (who is no dope) decided he'd like to go into a huddle with Albritton.