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BOOST A GUY'S MORALE WITH A SHARE RIDE Drew Field Echoes CLIP OUT LETTER ON PAGE 4, SEND IT TO FAMILY. VOL. 21 NO. 35 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD1 FLORIDA NOVEMBER 41 1943 Soldiers Endorse Free Educational Post War Plan By PVT. PAT REITZ Save Paper Drive Seeks Soldiers' Aid President Roosevelt's proposal to provide post-war edu, for military personnel was given a green light of apj o.vaL by six Drew Field soldiers yesterday. Beautification Aim Goes Hand in Hand The $1,000,000,000 schooling. plan has been offered as a means to aid World War II veterans to fit themselves better into professions and trades. Sampling opinion of soldiers --------------and WACs at various sections of the air base, we stopped first at the east gate, where we found Cpl. William Ferris of the 1st SAW Bn. Twenty years old, Bill' s home is at Franklin, Ind, LIKE TO RETURN "It sounds all right to me, he said. "As far as I'm concerned, 1 w ,as nabbed en route to college and would appreciate an opportunity like the President's proposed when this thing is over." Our number two man was Pvt. James Riggio of the 828th Guard Squadron. Private Riggio, who is And Then They Laughed Happily Ever After-From Fort Des Moines, birth place of WACs, comes the story of a young recruit on guard one evening for the first time. !Nervously, she ordered an approaching figure to halt. Then, recognizing him as the Post Commandant, she .snapped to attention. Both stood thete for a full minute. Finally the colonel asked: "Well, young lady, are you going to keep me standing here all night?" In a quaking voice guard answered, "No, sir. PARADE REST!" GAS ALARM SALLY AND PILOT SHELTON SALLY OF 3J4'S ALLEY SMELLS GAS; WHINES ALARM AS PALS SNORE A three-way campaign designed to relieve the nation's critical paper shortage, to beautify the field, and de fire hazards was announced yesterday by Colonel Melvin B. Asp, Base Commander. Beginning Monday, large salvage cans will be placed about the field by the Quartermaster salvage unit and soldiers will be asked to throw discarded paper in the By S/SGT. ANDREW J. SERAPHIN cans. S ll 1 12 1 h Lt. John F. Kiernan salvage a .Y s on y a d p1tc -black cocker officer, is now for the darlmg of the men m the 314th BH and AB Sq.'s Bar-contra.cts on the waste paper. A racks 14B33. Although she is owned by a soldier and bunks tentative goal of 35,000 pounds of paper every three weeks has With about 20 other Gls and lives, as much as a dog can, been set by officials. This paper a complete Army _life, she doesn't know there's a war on. will be through mills for use agam. Sally knows nothmg about ARs, field manuals, but she does Permanent Pass DffiE NEED know gas when she smells it, ir-Manufacturing of paper in the regardless of whether it smells United States and Canada has 22 and 1 i v e d in Connecticut, stated: "It' s a good idea, esP e c i a 11 y for t h o s e fellows who were taken out of school. As f01; myself, I've been out of school six years and don't plan on further edu:.. cation, but the Pvt. Riggio like new-mown hay, .geraniums, been curtailed greatly sin.ce the --------------zarlic, or apple blossoms. war. Publicat,ions and business SAVES THE DAY Now Issued To concerns have been restriCted boys taken from school should have a break." Our MP friend paused here, deep in thought, and finally added: "There is only _pne thing wor rying me-where does this billion dollars come from?" (Private Riggio is a Republican at heart. ) WAC OKAYS At the WAC area we caught 22-year-old Cpl. Jeanne Jette, with shirt sleeves rolled up, trying to work her way out of a tub of laundry. Corporal Jette was willing and eager to discuss t h e program. "It's a wonderful opportunity. All of us, married or sin gJe, _young or old, will want and require more education to get back into the s ,., i n g of civil life. "As for me, I'm grateful for (Continued on Page 9) New Insignia Will Be Worn The new Third Air Force in signe is here to stay and don't let any rumor-mongering Joe pass off a latrineogram on you. That' s official-as it has been since adoption of the insigne last September-from both the Third Air Force Quartermaster and the Drew Field Quartermaster. Recently, varieties of rumors have been floating around the field to the effect thaf*the shoulder patch would be junked completely, or that it would be altered in all sorts of ways. The Drew Field .Quartermaster has requisitioned 250,000 of the new insignia, according to Lieut. Robert Noonan, QM ex ecutive officer. Noonan said it was expected the shoulder patches would be available in about two weeks. DOWN WITH A PRAYER TYPICAL SCENE at a "Sergeant Quiz" program shows a judge and T/Sgt. Fred Friendly f'Sergeant Quiz") tossing a blanket roll into the air, while the Gl cont-estant prays that the roll won't fall _apart when it strikes he floor. In he background are other "victims" awaiting their turn to tell or demonstrate their knowledge. At 4:45 A M Monday her deli-and even greater curtailments 01; cate puppy sense of the scent use of paper are expected. saved her soldier barradks-mates s The waste will be sold and from a complete dose of tear gas. old.lers' wlves the money revert to the government. Two cans will be Her master, S/Sgt. Jimmy placed together. One will be Shelton, a service pilot who had marked "For Paper Only" and bought her only the day be-Wives of Drew Field soldiers the other "Rubbish." Collec-fore, was awakened by her tions will be made dat'ly. baby whimpering. she 1 t 0 n can receive a permanent pass "for switched on the lights and the asking" and save themselves Simultaneously with this annoticed a thin haze of smoke. and military police much time, nouncement,_ C apt. R. W. GodThinking there was a fire in Capt. William A. King Base pro-frey, fire marshal, declared the barracks; h e awakened the frre department was com.other men The search for the vost marshal, pomted out yester-pleting plans for distribution of source of the smoke began. day. meta,l cans to. con1pany units. Sally continued whimpering, Many soldiers, he said, are not These cans will be painted and she being the only one who aware of the regulations and (Continued on Page 9) detected the gas. whenever their wives desire to After a few 'moments, during visit' the hospital or purchase which Sally's barracks pals hunted vainl for flames the supphes at the commissary, they wind. became Ystronger and' blew call for a temporary pass which the gas into the building in large is good for only one trip. clouds. Then it dawned on every"This repetition causes us body that it was the first Monday of the month-gas mask day! much delay and also IS a nmsance Officers' Wives Pfan luncheon QUICK RETREAT to the soldier who must accom-1 pany his wife about the field," ''rhe Drew Field Women's Club Simultaneously, severa men will hold its monthly luncheon at shouted,-''Gas!" Pilot Shelton Capt. Kmg said. the Drew Field Officers' Club grabbed his mask and fled with Petmanent passes for depend-Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Honored Sally. Other men donned masks ents are issued at the east gate. guests will be the wives of all and went back to bed. Those who general officers stationed in had left their masks at their The only requirement is that Tampa. places of work were out of luck. the soldier be on hand with Mrs. A H. Gilkerson, Mrs. Step Their eyes streaming Niagaras of identification when the pass is hen H Sherrill, and Mrs. Melvin tears, they scrammed into the issued. B Asp will serve as hostesses. chilly px::e-reveille air, bar.e,Luncheon music will feature footed and wearing only shorts. The new orange-colored pass Private Frank Zaccino, former: now being issued soldiers in place concert master with the Bosto n Through all the commotion of the former Class A and B cards Symphony Orchestra. He will be and gas one soldier slept sound-will be legal over the usual accompanied by Pfc. Sidney Old]y. He kept his head under the reveille to curfew period within shein. blanket and suffered no ill ef-a radius of 50 miles of Drew elected officers, Mrs. fects. (COJltinued 'on Page 9) Kenneth Baker, president; Mrs. Although Sally's no giant of Ernest Williams, vice president; a canine, she made good, on Mrs. F Robert Delaney, secre-her first night. Het screechy Chow Idea". tary; and Mrs. Roy T Richards, yap that passes for a bark treasurer, will preside over the wouldn't frighten her one or short business meeting. two fleas, but as som.eone said, s Nursery facilities will be pro"A lady's delicate crying ac-ee Lt GJbbs vided for members who have complishes more than a fish children. Reservations m a y be wife' s yelling."_ made by calling Mrs. Sttane, Sally' s fragile 'whimpering gave Okay, you sQldiers who have Officers' Club, the gas alarm. And she is a lady. J)et ideas for improving your At least she's housebroken. meals can now take them to the Reward-$10 A Ronson cigarette lighter, the last gift of an officer to his wife before going overseas, has been lost and $10 plus grateful thanks is the reward. Finder contact the PX Wrapping Center, 5th and B. Base mess supervisor's office. Lieutenant William H. Gibbs, mess supervisor, and his assistant, Pvt. Nicholas Kathrane, are eager and wai,ting for suggestions for improving your mess. Lieutenant Gibbs' office is in the Base Annex Building, 8th St. and Ave. B. Complaints will 'be heard every Wednesday f.rom 5 1o 7 P.M. Free Mending for Enlisted Men All enlisted men who have clothing in need of mending or minor alterations, or who need chevrons or insignia sewed on, may avail themselves of free sewing service rendered by the Officers Wives' Sewing Club. Clothes should be left at Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'cloc!C each Tuesday morning.


PAGE TWO. DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 Reception Center PEDALLING PERRY For A W Officers Proves Worth Officers arriving for duty at A WUTC no longer have to spend countless hours chasing around the field, trying to locate the finance office, the post office, the bank, etc. For an A WUTC Of ficers' R eception and Classi fication Center has been established just back of the message center on Fourth, between J and K All A WUTC officers reporting to Dre w Field for the first time should register at Base Headquarters, Eighth and B and then r eport to the new reception cen-ter. In charge of the office is Lt. John R. Minges, who, as director of entertainment for special days at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Fracisco several years ago, had charge of the re ception and entertaining of visit "THERE, THERE, SUSIE," says Master Sergeant Lloyd Bar-. ing dignitaries-prin c es, ambas-ber, getting a better grip. The squirrel mascot of the 51 8th sadors and other dis tinguished visitors. Fighter Bomber Sq. is examined by Cpl. John Walden, who When a new AW officer arrives has been tending Susie at the 408th Group dispensary, since at this post, the first thing he Lieut. John Strayer carefully"qdministered the splints on her wants to know is where he can b roken leg last week. Visiting h ours are three to five. get h i s travel pay, to what outfit he will be assigned, what his Susie is a popular girl. duties will be, and where he will --------'--'----=---:----''------------------eat and sleep. If he has a car, SNUFFY SMITH HAS VISITING COLONEL AWRY AT 3D. FC he wants to know howto obtain a permit' and gas coupons. The Officers' R e c eption and Classificatiqn Center answers many of his questions and tells him where he can go to have his other questions answered. It' s a speedy process, too. For, although the center opened only last week, it has been possible to have an officer fill out the necessary_ forms, be interviewed, be as-CONQUERING the transportation problem is nothing for First Lieut. W. G Perry, commanding officer of the 731 st .SAW Co. The CO has a lightweight English-made bicycle on which he pedals from place to place. The has three speeds, including an especially low rate for pulling out of sand. He can make up to 35 miles an hour on the bike. For quick stopping, the bike has two-wheel brakes. The wheel is so light that Perry con lift it with orre finger, which he is doing here. By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER Looks like the official Headquarters Third Fighter Com: signed to his unit and all rnand greeter to the new officers is Pfc D "S ff S "th" otJ;er _arrangements withm the on nu Y mi bnef hme of three hour;; Feay. Standard. list of information Last week a visiting colonel requested directions to the 15iven the officers at the center Former Met Opera Singer Featured on Hopr A-1 Section from the Message Ceriter boys Just then the_ facts t_he fol-Lovers of good music were S ff b lowmg topics: distnbuhon of 1 d "th th th nu Y arged_ In. The colonel, about to wipe a perspiring necessary forms, travel pay, quar-agam P ease WI e nm brow was caught 'in the upswing by Feay, who grasped his ters, t:ations, mess, officers' club, Chapel Hour presented m hand warmly and proceeded to urn his hand with a wel-comm1ssary, curfew, gas No. 3 at 8:30_ Sunday. The h k P P day, baggage, banks, post office scene and spint of the program come s a e. notary publics, medical processing t th b ,AI d 1 f" t was se In e opemng num er, t d ut mnut s hlbfur CTarhn (now an Aviation Cadet) only an c assi Ica wn. "Selections from Student Prince" wan e o ge away rom ampa, so he decided to earn his wings. I Squadron duty came Sgt. Jos, CHANGES -Romberg, as mterpreted by the After leaving us he was shipped Symphonette. ,to Miami Beach for his basic. eph Corry from Classification By CPL. ffiVING GILMAN The Chapel Quartette, featured would be better than to School at the university of Oh, the WACs they came to on this program and composed of VISit Tampa, thought the school South Dakota, a .nd Cpl. Sylour camp, authorities? You're right; he's vester Bookwalter from Flight And they've really changed Pvt. Roberts and Cpls. Felten, now at. University of Tampa Surgeons' Assistants School at the place. Bartsch and Russell, all of whom completing his ground pre-flight My shoes shine like a mirror, have had considerable radio exschooling. Randolph Field. I yvash my face. Dividing his time between the Best coffee carrier from John ., Ord office and the hospital' is Lt. Hrycewicz's branch PX to Hq. I'm "alkalizing;' daily, Edward Bartl. You can-visit him is A-3's Cpl. Roy "Hargroves" I "lux" my undies, too, in Ward A-3. Also drop over to Castetter He hasn' t spilled a My manners are improving, Ward B-15 and visit Sgt. Sammy d And swearing is taboo. Ark's a Movein'" to return again Duke so that he can' show off that rop of the precious liquid in ... perienc e, gained the approval of the audience with its novel renditions of the humorous "NutBrown and the "Old new plaster cast he's wearing. weeks. I walked down to their barracks l ater in the program with two We also had a chance to visit' Hooray for whoever caused Last night to look around. favorites, 4!Flow Gently, some boys in_ Ward B-16 where that water fountain in the OrI guess I was expected, Afton" and the spiritual "Heab'n." We became acquainted with a derly Rooin to be fixed. 'Cause all the shades were If a high spot was to be picked swell bunch who ran an efficient down. in the quartette' s singing, we' d and very clean ward. There we SHORTS, select the solo work done by Pv-t. met Lt. T. J Shannon, a Medical A recent laundry switch found My .gal back home is worried, Robe_rts, former member of the officer, Lt. A. R. Bennett and Cpl. "Blackie" Caprista the proud And she wrote me, "Honey Swing Fourteen, in the lilting Lt. A Haley, the nurses (hmmm), owner of a pair of size 42 shorts. dear, "Old Ark' s a Moverin' ." Wardmaster, Cpl. Caesar Puerini, Blackie's size 1s a bare 30. Do WACs have something i Versatility among the Chapel and Orderlies, Cpl. Lawrencl'! Shades of the. old days. S /Sgt. ain't get?" Hour artists was shown in the Ryan and Pvt. Carl Santella. Sam Palmer was burning the. I said no, but they've, got it qriginal Symmidnight oil several evenings Ia;;t here. phonette of "Jealousy -Gade, by CPL.' TURTULLI Cpl. Adrian Mikesell,'will be in. the vicinity. After hearing pedect imitations of bells and whistles emit from the Hammond organ in his playing of the "Chattanooga Choo-Choo," we felt just like one member of LEFTOV)\:RS Vj!eek getting those records upPfc. Robert Behrendt, second Leftover hash from last to-date in anticipation of being Mci. Sails So violinist. Its movement and ex-the audience expressed it: "Anyweek's tripe (just like the switched to Hq. a nd the Inspec-cellent harmonization was excep-thing can happen when he sits tors' Section. Son Gets Lea ve tional Even the boys in the Message Cpl. Samuel Gruzin, violinist, down at the organ. Cowboys Ortiz and Delnik Center insist that Tech Sgt. LINCOLN, Neb.-(CNS)-Pvt. and Pvt. Fred Roberts, accom-Another Chapel Hour has been are again horseback riding but Herm Barte[s "never had it so George Specht gave a reason for panist, gave an excellent exhi-planned for your enjoyment next -can't convince Giel to acc.omgood." .an emergency furlough that was bition of musical timing and Sunday evening in Chapel No. ? And why is no one down at the a corker. He explained his technique in their offering of the at 8:30 o 'clock. Cpl. Llambi Tur1 pany them. Annex giving this writer the lat-mother, an Army nurse, was sail-spirited "Gavotte" by Goosec. tulli, former San Carlo and Met' By the way, Miss Vahmti, we est info on happenings down ing for overseas duty. He got When novelty arrangements of ropolitan opera group star, will inissed out on that good cake. there? the furlough. the popular tunes are played, be heard as featured soloist. you passed around to the boys in A-1 and in the A-2 Vault. The occasion? Now that his wife him in Tampa from back home, S/Sgt. John Horrigan is the latest recruit to join our happy married men living off the post. Recent hikers on the Sq. Road were Ray Harmon, Hal Kortlang, and Howard Barlow (not t!le famous orchestra conductor). And it' s goodbye to Capt. Dorrance Zabriskie who was trans ferred fro m Drew. SMOKE DREAMS That beer at the mess hall tasted good with those cigars. Swell idea, that kitty. But a certain Hq. Kitty is still getting around, even though that certain "him" isn' t on the Base any more. Which brings us up to this past week's events. Back from their sehools to


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 PAGE THREE S/Sgt. Ferguson Pvt. Raymond Stockham Pvt. Ernest Persley 2D RE. PORTING OF 503D MIXES LATE GOSSIP By CPL. WILLIAM SCHWARTZ Between learning to squeeze a trigger with the finesse Cpl. Milton McGill Pfc. Jack E. Davies Broadway Revue Here Tomorrow Dressed Soldiers Win Show Tickets I use on my best girl, and garnering some scandal for my "HOLD TIGHT," a novel vaudeville type revue, will favorite mongers, this has been a hard week. I am sport-be the attraction at Recreation Hall No. 1 tomorrow night. ing a terrific windburn even though the St. Petersburg Filled to the brim with all-star talent, the cream of the stage Times insists that it's a sunburn, and a music house is and night clubs, this USO-Camp Shows production offers as Stripes and cleanliness go tdo Bmle t?, pose my arm for a new edition of much novelty as any unit yet seen. h th M t apso Y m ue. Th '11 b t h t 7 d 9 l k toget er, e ys enous Thank you, Corporal Barry, for Br.onx that a rifle has it all over ere Wl e wo s ows, a an c oc WAC announced today. Not the loan of your fatigues. Where spltballs. Clever songs, the latest in sweet and rhythm numbers a1: e feaalways,. of course, are the did that big black grease spot MAC AND SPEED tured. In addition to musical topkicks the "glamor boys" from? Three rookies thought "Me and My Galaddenda"-Far numbers, "HOLD.TIGHT" also af-lt was a bulls-eye and took pot f f th tf't b t '11 be it from us to jump the gun, three no-:elty acts .that put o elr ou 1 u you us-shots at me. but from the lovelight glowing in lt m a class by ltself. It lS doubt-ually find yourself dubbing GOOD SHOT Private Eugene Nieciecki' s eyes, ful that _these and the well-dressed private Sergeant Clevenger, chief clerk we should all be congregating breath-takmg acts w1ll be forgot "most likely to succeed. of S-1, proved t<;> world that shortly for him and his wAC, but ten ?Y those who To Thls week's men headed for the boys from. Vnguua what will Emmy and Irene say? top 1t the show 1s b d d h t th k V g a First Sergeant MacDonough a?d. gmded a globe-trottmg success, says WAC, are fs r;:::-n. lr 1111 will hit the alter faster than the smgmg comed1an who acts as MC. Sergeant Lewls Ferguson, 520 Does T / 5 David Miroballi (S-4) Russians take 100 towns-she's Following are the performers Fighter Bomber Squadron, 408th f M' k Bomb Group; Private Raymond see a cert.am c?o-worker rom 1ch1gan ... We may ma e as they appear in the coming Stockham, Company "B," 588th through. h1s peep s1ght. some news for. this space if our production: SAW Battalion; Private Ernest .The glrls should have seen T /5 furlough arrives. Bobby (Uke) Henshaw-Master Persley, 552nd SAw Training Vlctor the. glamor boy "Is it True"-that Sergeant of Ceremonies. Battalion; Corporal Milton Me-of S-2 111 hls fabgues. They Elmer Walter (S-3) stopx>ed Helen Wall-Acrobatic and halGill, 9th Fighter Command, and would have gotten more k1ek out over in Washington, sacrificing ancing genius. Private First Class Jack E Davis, of them than a gun. Johnny Hyman-Lightning-fast 314th Headquarters and Air Base This :week offered me the a day of his furlough, to see an mental marvel. Squadron. t t t old flame who had scooted 24 Don Baker's Rhythmettes-All-oppor um Y o compare spec hours before his arrival-and Girl harmony quintette. GOOD BUNCH numbers with the poys from T -ommy Trent-Puppeteer, com-Thanks, to the adjutant of the classification. Sergeant Arbit, she knew he was coming bining skill with comedy, 520th Bomb Squadron, who had leaving shortly on furlough, That docile Sergeant William Ben Young-Pianist and musi-boasted "Just step into our or-will talte unto himself a bride. Reposa (S-1) talks like Alan cal conductor. derly room. Any man in it is so h b Ladd in his sleep That St Henshaw, billed as America's neat at all times that you could However, this column as een Petersburg water Pfc: No. 1 globe-trotting entertainer, choose him for your contest, the assured that matrimony is the Herbert Rees (Reproduction h was t e f1rst person to play a uke WAC paid a call to that squadron. last thing in the sergenat's mind Shop) stagger That Pfc. in vaudeville. Before the last war "314th, beware!" she advised late,r. and it probably will be the last Jerry Russ (S-3) finally got a he entertained all over England, The men of the 520th are really thing if I know Wolf Arbit. letter from his affaire de coeur Ireland, South Africa and India, out for the "best dressed" title. If T/5 Richard Pecheur is still after weeks of waiting in that and was in Germany when the Pick of the bunch, Staff Serlooking for his Dr. I. Q., give nasty mood ... That Sergeant first w orld' s war started. He geant Ferguson, beamed. "Gosh, up, bub, 1 ate it. Being myopic Greenfield who boasted of taught the former Prince of Wales I've always watched my appear-1 mistook it for one of Kitchen never having a cold is nursing to play the uke. ance. Found it paid dividends on 20's delicacies-a lamb chop his sinuses and larynx. It might the job. But I never expected it with nuts. have been that scare he had ACROBATIC ACT to get me chosen by a WAC!" that lowered his resistance. His Helen Wall stages an acrobatic The neat staff sergeant from It was Lieutenant B o les, C 0. wallet was in the back of his balancing novelty act. Her clever Syracuse, New York, agreed that, of the First Reporting Company, car raj;her than the back of his stands on steps are especially good even in a b'omb squadron, appear-who Knute Rockneyed us into the pants. and her most hazardous stunt of ance counts. Polishing off the new whys and wherefores of marks-balancing on top of a slender re-rocker, he told the reporter that manship. You boys can look for"The Stork Stalks" ... Mr. and volving pedestal is done while he had been a student at the ward to that lecture by Captain Mrs Captain Bugh (S-2) have a blindfolded. In her "run around" Rochester Business Institute when Crosby of S-3. He's a weapons b aby Bughty-it' s a boy! act she rests her body almost flat Uncle Sam called him. expert, but is nonpareil when it Tampactivities-Major Helton on the stag e while her feet run comes to making a dissertation and his beauteous bride on line around in a circle. Private Persley straightened .his fatigue hat. "Whadya think of it, huh?" he questioned. "I just gave this bonnet a good dousing .. While it was drying, I went over my shoes, and got in a good, close shave. How do you like me? Gonna use my pan in the paper?" Yes, sir, Private Persley, you looked mighty good to the mystic reporter. A staunch Brooklyn man, Private Persley had just reported to Drew from Miami Beach. His steady girl-friend, also a Brooklynite, says he's a knockout in his uniform. Persley worked in the finance department -of the Federal Reserve bank before he was placed in the fighting forces. "Working in my filling station back in Syracuse, I got used to watching my nails, my shoes and my shave, said Private Stock ham. "Couldn' t help having a little grease on me, in those days, but I managed to get it off, after hours." PROMOTION? interesting a Dwight Fiske to see "Claudia" Sergeant Don Baker Rhymettes are a with bars. Tom Patterson favoring the girls harmony quintette of girls with The trusty piece gave T / 5 at Woolworth' s with that "that Robert Fisher (S-1) the opporlook" ... Us a t the U S. 0 being tunity to the boys from the slugged by a maid from Texa s 1 right in the middle of "My Last "Like m y fatigu'es? he said. Affair" Private Perry Wil "Why shouldn' t give them all of Ii ams (S-3) at the Elks dance the care I lavish on my "A"uni-acting c oquettish for a WAC form? Afte r an, it's a matter of named Rose of B enjamin Field. pride, keeping up my looks. McGill was completing college at San Diego State, California, when he came into the service. He isn't married, either, girls. (The WAC considere d this wee k a "goo d haul." ) Scoring this week' s blow from the 314th is Pfc. Davies, "the Cleveland Kid," as he is lmown to his best-dressed buddies Jack, a draftsman who seems to spend most of his !l!Vaking hours at his drawing board at Base Headquarters, loolts equally upto-the-minute in his fatigues or his "A" uniform. The blond lad with the personality smile is married, girls. Mrs. Davie s still thinks he looks New Post Duties Taken by WACs Twenty-tw o WACs are n o w on duty at A WUTC, four at the motor pool, four in S-1 and 14 at the 588th. All have had previ ous training in various phases of Aircraf t Warning w ork. The group is housed with the bas e WAC d e tachment. Firs t s erg eant is B etty Baker. It is possible that additional WACs will b e a ssigned to A WUTC in the future. a sweet blend of voices. They were discovered by Don Baker, organist at the Paramount Theater, New York. Baker saw their possibilities, encouraged them and makes their special arrangements of lively, late tunes. Sally had been modeling in New York before she came to the attention of Baker. Doris had been on radio, was a choir director and appeared in "Naughty Marietta," "No, No Nanette" and "Robin Hood." Phyllis studied music four years and took dramatics at Westport Summer Theater. Rose studied voice in New York and had been a singer in clubs. Arlene, a graduate of Rochester university, was soloist with the glee club. She came to New York as a secretary, but took up popular singing for clubs. BLACKBOARD MARVEL Johnny Hyman is a vaudeville headliner known as "the blackboard marvel," and one of the original of the marvel mentalist performers. His mind works at break-neck speed, doing lightning fast calculations and amazing things with words, which he flashes on his blackboard from current and topical items suggested to him by the audience. He makes the blackboard a veritable board of magic. Tommy Trent, programmed as one of the best puppeteers in show business, combines a remarkable skill of manipulation with a k een comedy sense. Trent, famous for his modernization o f Punch and Judy, has been f eatured in stag e shows on all majo r theatrical circuits and has staJ;"re d in flo6r shows in most of the l eading clubs and hotels. Private Stockham is single, but smoother in his civies, though "open fo r suggestions. He will we' d vote for the uniform. soon turn his "acting corporal" Boys, did the mysterious WAC position at the 588th into a two-pause to look over your possibiliKitchen 24 Wins Week's Honor Flag stripe job, we're sure. ties this week? What did her gaze, This week's Best Kitchen flag Already wearing double stripes, and your mirror, s a y to you? Bet-w ent to Kitchen No. 24 Mess and anxious to add more, is Cor-ter luck next week; the "bestofficer is Lt. Robert A Wallis poral McGill, a hard-working !dressed" title is open to any man and mess sergeant is S /Sgt. Alex-1 member of the Ninth Fighter. with pride in his appearance. lander Pinchuk. THIS LOVABLE mutt, of uncertain parentage, is the mascot of Hqs. & Hqs. Co ., 4th Training Bn. He is named KP and as yet the boys have been unable to order him for duties at a mess hall. The only time he shows up at any mess hall is at chow time--and chow time for him is twenty-four hours and a h<;Jif a day. With the canine is T I S Edwin Rustom.


PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 DREW FIELD ECHOES Official Publication Drew Field P 0. Address: Drew. Field. Tampa, Fla. Thursda) November 4, 1943 COLONEL'MEL VIN B. ASP Air. Base Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activlb, published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field. Authority Sec. II. W. D Circular 55 1943, under supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance With W D Memo No W210 6-42 dated September 7, 1942, Subject: Pubiication of Post. Camp and Unit Major Chester Delano. Base Special Serv 1ce Officer Lt. .Joseph H. McGinty. Editor The office of DREW b"!ELD ECHOES Is located In Special S ervices Building on 8th Street between "A" and "B" Avenues. Building No; 14B -03. Telephone, exten sion 287. DREW FIELD ECHOES receives materia l supplied by C amp Newspape r Service. War Department. 205 E 42 St., N e w York City. Credite d material may not be re published withot.t permission from C amp Newspaper Service. (Photos by Base Photo L a b ) [Printed by The St. Petersburg Times] VOLUME 2-NUMBER 3 5 LETTER FOR'YOU AND FAMILY This is a utumn 1943, the beginning of the fifth year of the European phase of the. war.. Through long and horrible years the people of Europe have been in contact with enemy. The Army of the United States,. according to General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, is veloping the existing military machines "to the highest degree of efficiency in preparation of the great battles to come." But the great battles are still to be fought and are still to be won. For over one year and during a period in which the armies_ of the United States have met some reverses, a recruiting cam-, paign has been. in full swing to obtain women for service with the Army. However, during that. year only a fraction of the assigned quota has been filled. I believe that the women of America do not. know of the necessity for their services in the military and naval forces of our country. I believe they do not want the men of America to carry the full bur-den of lhe war alone: I believe that the women not been told precisely why it is that their contribution can in many cases be. made only in the armed service. I do not disparage the magnificent work which is being done by the civil service workers now with. the war department, but the job of training an army air force is primarily a military job. We cannot train soldiers in a civilian atmosphere. Therefore; inasmuch as we have reached the bottom of the manpower barrel, we must have military woman power. I say we mu.st have because the war department has sent out now a call for 600,000 WACs to be recruited within the next 12 months. At the rate of last year's recruitment, the job of obtaining the war department quota will be a sixyear job. Can it possibly be that men now iri Englal)d awaiting the day of invasion will be forced to wait six years for the women of America to decide to do their duty? I know that here hi this country,. protected by strong arms which we have sent abroad, it is easy to forget the time it is -war time. But out upon the battle front. s, time is ticking .away and every second counts and all men know that at any moment death is ready to seize them. It must be remembered now that America is not just what we see liere at home. We have millions of men face to face with the enemy, and face to face with disaster, and it has been a principle in this country that wherever our men are, there too is America. All we are ssking of our women is that they give of their Their labor lJlay prevent a lot of bloodshed. As General "Stonewall" Jackson put it when he was taken to task once for the rigorous methods by which he trained his army, "I sweat them the more tonight that I bleed them the less tomorrow." Sweat or bloodshed? The sweat of your brow or the blood qf your men:...:_which will you offer as a saeri fice on freedom's altar? THOMAS J. HANLEY, Jr: Major General, U. S. Army "It's. a wonderful place to study hand-to-hand tactics!" THE KEY TO OUR STRENGTH By CHAPLAIN. FORD GffiSON In every chemical change one or more materials dis-. appear and one or more new substances are formed. Nails dropped into a nitric solution rapidly dissolve leaving a brown solid mass. Apostle Paul once said, "If any man be in Christ, }J.e is a new :creature, for old things are passed away. Behold! All things are become new. Just as Thomas Edison had a desire for a lamp operated by electricity; just as Richard Allen had, a desire for freedom of religion, so should you and I have a desire to be an Ideal Soldier. If one or more new substances are formed in chemistry then Generation alter generation has Faith and Prayer are some of the substances found in the Ideal rolled away, age after age has Soldier. Faith is the head chem-swept silently by, but each has ist of the mind and the eternal swelled by its contribution the elixir which gives life; power, stream of desireness, faith and and even aCtion to the impulse prayer. lvray we ever have a of thought. Faith is n.ot merely mighty desire wrapped with a holding on to God, but God 'hold-dynamic faith and a powerful ing on to us. prayer .before our mind's eye, .While man has conquered the then and only then, shall we air so completely and has harnotice one barrier after another nessed the ether, and made .it giving away to the force of inserve as a means of instantaneous telled until the mind majestic in communication, many of us have its strength, has mounted step1by not conquered. prayer. The world step up the rocky height of its may lay waste our land and self-built pyramid, from whose break through our outer forti:;;tar-crowned summit looks out fications, but if the. inner citadel upon the grandeur of the uni-. of our life remains untaken we verse, self-clothed, in the prescan win the battle. ence of God. Weekly Religious PROTESTANT Sunday, November 7, 1943 Episcopalian Communion at 0700 in Chapel 1, (Eighth and C) and at 0800 in Chapel 4, (Second ar1d L), Chaplain Nelson. Lutheran 'services at 0915, in Chapel 4, Chaplain Gruhn. Services at 1030 in Chapel 3 (Second and J), Chaplain Price. Services at 1030 in <:;hapel 4, Chaplain Linlc Services at' 103Q in Chapel 5, (S-econd and N), Chaplain Kim-brough. Services at 1030 in Chapel 7, (East First and Avenue M), Chaplain Mumford. Services at 1030 in Chapel 8 (Fifth and Avenue N), Chaplain Trenery. Services at 1030 in Chapel 9, (Fifth. street anc! Avenue K), Chaplain Lounsbury. Services at 1900 in Chapel 3, Chaplain Price. Services at 1900 in Chapel 4, Chaplain Link. Serviees at 1900 in Chapel 5, Chaplain Quy. Services at 1900 in Chapel 7, Chaplain Mumford Monthly Communion Services Services Listed CATHOLIC SERVICES Sunday Masses: 7 : 30 a m., Base Hospital; 8 :00 a .m., Chapel 2; 9:00 a.m., 2 and Theater 3 ; 11:30 a.m., Chapel 4 ; 6:30 p m Chapel 2. Week day Masses: 5:45 p.m., Chapel 4 (daily except Sunday); 6:30 p.m., Chapel 2 (daily except Wednesday). C o n f e s s i o n s : Saturdays in Chapel 2 and 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 7 : 30 p .m. to 9:00p.m. JEWISH Services for all Jewish personnel in Chapel 3 on. Wednesday at 1915, Friday at 2000, and Satur-, day at 0830. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Services at 0915 in Chapel 1 Sunday; Conferences Monday and Thurs day at Chapel 1 from 1600 to 1900. Tampa Rec.-eation Plan Open To Drew Soldiers Episcopalian-First S u n day, Service men and families are Chapel 1, 0700, and Chapel 4, 0800 urged to participate in programs, Presbyterian-First Sunday, including athletics, sponsored by Chapel 3, 0800. the Board of Public Recreation Method is t-F i r s t Sunday, of Tampa. This board provides 17 Chapel 3, 0915. municipal playgrounds for whites Lutheran-Fir. st Sunday, Chapel and four municipal playgrounds for Negroes. 4, 0915. Included on this program are: Baptist-First Sunday, Chapel low organization games, rhythmic 5, 0915 and special activities. 24 volley Weekday Services ball teams, basketball, softball and Christian Service Men's League, various others. Call 3050 or 3821 7:0

DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 PAGE FIVE Venereal Disease Noncom School To Open Soon __..,.,,__ __ / SALUTE a SUPERIOR officer when he is the driver of a motor vehicle in motion? Absolutely not! Salute only the passengers, if any. sad Sack Contest Nears Deadline, Soldiers Seek Win Sick men can't fight. Venereal disease, combatable with sound knowledge, took a larger toll of lives during World War I than did actual combat. brew Field's program of candid instruction in the means of combating venereal disease has been very successful. Saturday, Capt. A E Abraham, Venereal Disease Control Officer, announced that the third .Noncommissioned Officers' Venereal Disease Control course will begin Wednesday, November 10 It will continue each consecutive Wednesday from 8 : 10 a.m. to 10 a.1n The program will include lectures, movies, lantern slides, discussions, conferences and instruction on the use of printed materials. Noncommissioned officers chosen or given permission by their commanding offiCers to attend the course will, in turn, instruct the men in their unit after they have :received their own diplomas as noncommissioned venereal disease control officers. When the contraction of syphilis or gonorrhea results in hospitalization, your unit will time, lo'se efficiency and be forced to break up trained teams. Morale will suffer with the loss of men to your organization. Whe n those men who, through ignorance or carelessness, have contracted venereal diseases, return home, they maY, infect those clearest to them. During the first world war seven million days were lost because of venereal disease. AI-. though 338,746 American men This weeks sad sack cartoon poses a rather tncky were infected, the rate among the problem, the solution to which should be noted by all, for soldiers of the United States h I f d 1 1 1 the lowest o f any country wh1ch t ru e o con uct IS constant y VIO a ted by personne on participated in the war. this and other posts. You, as an individual, can pro-you see even the rigid rule of saluting superior offi-teet yourself and aid rour co!ll. rades through careful mstructwn cers has Its exceptiOn, and one of the chief exceptiOns has to in the control of social clisea se. If do with driving. you are a two-striper. or _better, you one-armed drivers (wl).o see your officer _at learned the trick in civilian life once. The course m venereal disno doubt) see no apparent ease control will be a .wise invest-ficulty in rendering a salute while m ent of your Army time. driving a ca.r.. But, a driver is expected to give his full attention to the operation of his vehicle, so the rules are made accordingly. DON' T SALUTE The driver of a vehicle should NOT be saluted and is NOT expected to return a salute. Those of you who have saluted officers who were driving note that your salutes were usually returned. But this was chiefly a matter of courtesy, and two wrongs don't make a right. Yank Cavalrymen Fight Nazis in Hills ITALY. (CNS) -American volunteer cavalrymen-most of them cowboys or ex-farmersare operating on the Italian front, the Allied command has announced. The cavalrymen, known as the Provisional Moun ted Reconnaissance Troops, are the American answer to the tough terrain. Most of the horses were captured but a few were shipped from the Unite d States. WELL, HERE WE GO AGAIN, only this time the time is really. the thing to write about. I have had some close calls writing this mess and getting it in on time, but this is the first time that I have written it from a blimp out over the Gulf. I have been trying to get b ack to earth .for the last .. two days, and so far am still caught_ between two clouds. SEE WHERE THE "RIDE" situation is really beginning to show some results. We see cars stopping every day to give the lads a lift. Don' t let it be treated as a fad. Keep up the good work, and keep 'em happy. EVER NOTICE THE WAY some of the fellows live? Wonder what their home life was. This is no Slam remark, but no kid ding the way some of the birds walk around and talk around, and slouch. around ... well, even a dog keeps clean! SPEAKING OF KEEPING CLEAN, noticed that the word regarding the appearance of the men has hit home. Don't know whether it is the advent of the 'WACs or what ... but the men are beginning to learn that a shoe will take a polish. And they will, too (I tried it once). 0 THAT OLD "CHESTNUT" about "Heaven help a sailor on a night like this" is true enough, but ... what about the, poor soldier? Any night following pay day at Drew is "a night 1ike this" so far as some of the local merchants are concerned. If something can' t be. clone to help the sdld-i.er in Tampa instead of fleecing the guy that i s bringing the business in this column is going to name some names and name some places that are doing just this. There will come a day when the fighting man is really going to fight and I don' t mean for the people who are running some business in the country today. I know that I for one would verv much like to see the bird who is trying to get ricl1 in a hurry of{ of the Arll}Y, run right out of business. (They say that the only way to let a bloom' ing flower die is to igriore it ... don't feed it don' t tend to it.) This could be done. HUMAN INTEREST: A flier recently returned from overseas, and landed at an eastern base. Prior to his leaving for F. D. he had borrowed a ten from a bunk chum at his school. The plane landed ... the officer dism{)unted ... the crew chief walled over to the ship the .officer dltg in his pocket took out (yep, you guessed it) a ten, and said, "Hello, George, here 'tis." The chief took 'it and said "Thanks, Captain." They shook hands. Hadn't seen each other in almost a year. P: S.-Understand that the "ten" went to work that same night. THE FEMALE WOLF: (Yes, we have 'em)" is being watched. (Are we kidding?) LET'S GET TOGETHER on this business of uniform. The Base bulletin says one thing and everybody d oes the opposite. (Is that nice?) Either all disregard the thing, or let's all do what we are told to do. I AT LAST WE HEAR from the man of the woods (he says he likes it out there) that the Golf Course is really a thing of beauty. (Ask the Editor ... he spends all of his time there.) A couple of lads. have volunteered to work out there at the Rocky Point show place and as soon as their names are learned they will be in print .. and I mean BIG print. A rose to them this week. SPEAKING OF THE GOLF COURSE: So many have asked the paper about the place that they (the paper) has asked me to put facts in print so that even you can learn. Do you know that over 80 tons of hay (and we mean hay that is hay) was toted away? There are 100 (count 'em) acres out there. It is an 18-hole defilade and for this who saw it when it had growing pains ... please be a d vised that the "baby" is doing right fine. SINCE JOHN FUT DE BOOMSTAFF has stopped off on the road to that place ... life isn't worth iiving. Wonder if he'll ever find his way back? SALUTE: THIS WEEK let's give a salute to a man who has helped the men at Drew. His name is Vansistine and he is a captain in the Signal Corps. Behind his back he is known as Captain Van ... one swell guy. (Not GI but it's the truth.) So remember-if you are walking, and a car driven by an officer passes, you should not salute the driver. However, if there are others in the car and you recognize any of them as superior officers, you should salute, and they should return your salute. That's the rule: a driver does not salute; others in the car or pedest.rians are expected to follow the usual rules on saluting. Captain Van ... this week's salute. 'Grasshopper' 8 And now, to get back to the contest, to give an appropriate 1 name to the unmilitary character who does everything wrong. Yol! have until Nov. 7-just three more days-to submit your name suggestions, and the winner. will appear in the Nov. 11 issue of the ECHOES. Among the more recent batch of entries are such "handles" as "Drewpy," "Giggy," Pvt. G. F Yough," "Pvt. Eeza Mess," "Pvt. I. M Wrong," and "Pvt. Justa Jerk." Do you have a better suggestion? If so, mail the accompariyi.ng blank to Lt. Samuel Cooper, in care of the ECHOES, Base Special Service Office, 8th St. near Ave. B and perhaps your entry will win the $2 book of War Department Theater tickets. Get in this big contest before it's too late. Think up that name and fill in the blank and mail it. SOLDIER CONTEST EDITOR: "I think the soldier shQuld be called ................. ...... ; ... My name is ... ........... My address is ................ BIG BOND BUYER is Sgt. Olan A Burke of the 4th Training's inspector section, who last .week purchased not a $50, nor a $100, but a $2000 pond. And he's an old hand at the game, for, .whil e a civilian with the Crescent Laundry Company in his home town of Macon, Ga., he invested $400 via tlie payroll induction plan, and after induction continued his good record by buying on the Class B allotment system. His latest purchase adds to the credit side of Company A's ledger, which is steadily rising. Sgt. Burke says, "I think the bonds we buy today will be our best insurance for a better and more secure future after the war. Dogs Won't Quit Post GOWEN FIELD, Ida.-(CNS)Bing and Lady, dog guards here, disappeared after a truck in which they were riding overturned. Later they turned up at their regular guard stations. ALGIERS-(CNS) -Lt. Gen. WONDER WHAT NEXT WEEK will bring (my pay I hope.) It Mark W. Clark astounded resi-is fun wondering .about. the future and planning what you will dents of Naples the other day by do "if." "If" never happens ... but it is a way to pass the time landing on a main street in a away and that is what I am going to do right now. light "grasshopper" reconnais8 sance plane. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Father C. H. Elslander of St. Martha ; s ----------------church in Sarasota is a religious man. Father Elslander is also a YANKWIZ By BOB HAWK 1. a cow have teeth? 2. Under exactly the same conditions,. which would travel farther-a smooth ball or a dimpled ball of the same size and weight? 3. What is the facade o f a building? 4. What is the total number of published Shakespearean plays? 5. What do the following have in common: litchi, pistachio and Brazil? 6. What do the 4 H s of the 4-H club stand for? 7 Walking diagonally across the street is called cater-cornered, kitty-cornered or catty-cornered. Only one of the three t erms is correct. Which one? 8 A ping pong ball is smaller, larger or the same size as a golf ball? 9. Who was the first president to address the American public over radio? 10. Do peanuts grow above or under the ground? (Answers. on page 9) good friend of the soldier (ask around Sarasota. ) Father Elslande r not only conducts a service at Venice and S arasota Bases each Sunday in addition to services at his own church, but he offers one of the biggest things in the line of a breakfast that any service man has ever seen, eaten, or dreamed about. They say that beside eggs and bacon and all of the usual things, he slips in little requests he hears the lads ask for. A lad from Boston h a d a big plate of the beans from Boston just because he happened to mention it once. Rank means nothing there. The brass gets just as hungry as the OD, a.nd everybody not only enjoys the fellowship and the food, but the thought behind Father Elslander' s gesture. (It is nice to hear of things like this). THE DIMJ:\IIED OUT TOWNS of the west coast are no longe r S O dim. It' s a funny sensation to drive along a road a ll lighted up like a tree of the Christmas variety. One has to readjust the optics to receive such blazon glory. I saw Cleanv-ater for the first time last night. (Maybe that S ong "When The Lights Go On Again" could be sung at this point.) At least we can all wotk just that muc h harder to make sure that the lights all over the world will pe blazing again soon. THE BIRDS THAT HAVE NOTHING to do but tear doors dow n and break windows, ( oh yes, it happens) will soon have a c hance to break other things. (Little pieces of granite from large ones). I THINK that I hear the soft beating of wings which means that m y carrier pigeon has at las t come home to daddy. I go now. The sun i s just beginning to set, and the breeze is wafting the ethereal scent of food (that rationed stuff, too) to these tired old nostrils. (Well, if you had to smell this stuff as you wrote, yours would, too). 'Til later, stay happy, and remember if we all stick together instead of trying to stick each other, the war will be a memory much sooner.


PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 FIGHTER BOMBER CREW listens intently as 1st. Lieut. Everett van Metre, 51 9th Squadron intelligence officer, briefs them prior to takeoff from Drew Field on simu lated attack against the enemy. S-2 Gives TheiR Lo"ftldo"ftln "Watch for the strength of aircraft, status of air fields and other military installations along this flightline. Your course is 314 degrees. Prirp.ary target for today will be Ersatz ville." A ring of fighter pilots encircles the squadron in telligence officer, their minds concentrated on the map in front of them and the words of S-2. The scene might well be a briefing room at a USAAF headquarters in North Africa, or England, or Guadalcanal. It is, practically, as simulated by First Lieut. Everett van Matre and personnel of the 519th Fighter Bomber Squadron Intelligence; This is all part of an intensive training program to ready the squadron for combat operations against the enemy. THE TARGET. The "briefing" stressed in this training means outlining to the pilots the essential elements of a combat m1sswn. This includes information concerning the target-where it is, what it looks like, how best to approach on the attack. Then there is information even more vital to the pilots -that of where enemy antiaircraft is located,. its range and field of fire, and where enemy fighter opposition will be encountered. The combat intelligence section of an Air Force unit mu.st constantly know the en e m y situation, his strength and weaknesses, his vital.points and his potentialities, and this information he must pass on to the fighter-bomber pilots in the briefing session before an attack mission. Today. the scene is Drew Field and the enemy simulated. Tomorrow or the next day the enemy will be very real and the scene any one of a thousand places where the Army Air Forces are hitting the enemy. S-2 TELLS 'EM 'But when the pilots of the 519th, or any Air F()rce squadron, go into action, the way will be clearer because of the preparation given them by rntelligence. For every day finds the pilots of the 519th squadron flying simulated combat missions, planned and briefed by S-2. From Drew they fly their deadly fighter bombers to airfields in the southern United States, make mock attacks, and fly evasive routes home. Thus, Intelligence gets the pilot into an offensive and combat state of mind and training long before he goes overseas. High standards of training like this are today making the Army Air Forces highly successful in their world-wide operations against the Axis. 46TH GOES FOR ECHOES THE ECHOES is top reading for 46th Bomb Group officers and men. First Lieut. Robert Keirn, Group special service officer, personally sees to the paper's distribution, details his staffmen to place copies in barracks, orderly rooms and dayrooms. Typical Thursday scene is shown here as Pvt. Allen Korn hands ECHOES to S/Sgt. Clem Sharpe. Getting o kick out of page 1 as he on his bunk is Pfc. Bill Sinay. 69th Inspectors Use Magnifying Glasses for Dust By SGT. WILL KREWSON One Wife Gained One Left Behind; 853 Keeps Tab Amid the confusion _that By PFC. ED ALLERHAND usually acc_ompanies him on This week the 853d volleyball tournament gets going such S jSgt. John in full swing. Teams have been chosen from three sections, Suszynskl ha_s forth and from all indi.cations they should be pretty .evenly on another JOurney mto the matched. -=----'----=----=--'--wilderness, namely, McKees The three sections are: waregram faithfully it should be of Rocks, Pa. house, Office, and Telephone. great benefit. The last time the Sergeant Joe Basnight, who is in detachment took the physical fitAs always John left the charge of our physical training ness test it compiled one of the barracks in great haste, shoe program, has put a lot of time and best records on the base and the la ti d d t t' 1 effort into it and expects good one we take this week should un e ain Y ar IC :s results. Incidentally, our physical show a substantial improvement. peermg out the corners of his training program has been in-In reporting Cpl. Charlie suitcase with three men creasing in intensity, and there Heberer's impending father-. has been an epidemic of groaning chasing him down the street muscles and charley horses. hood it seems we neglected one with his furlough paper, h i s .However, if all stick to the pro-of "the other boys in the detachtrain ticket, and his left gar-. ment who is in the same boat. ter respectively to _look to see lf we washed Sergeant Ned Boykin, the ware-. behmd our ears, well we'll just Can you imagine all that up-have to call it quits. house chief, will become a h 1 f 15 d t proud papa in the very near eava or a -ay vaca wn? Ha, NEW MEN future. Ned hails from South ha, who's kidding who? Keep things in order up in that part of Something new has been added Carolina, but married a Tampa civilization, John, we're going to in: the form of two more bass horn girl and makes his home in send you little Tubby Munk, and bass fiddle men. Both new Tampa. another Pittsburgher, for com-bandsmen have already taken Private, Ira Siegal, one of the pany this 1week. their. turn at a little jazz with new boys in the detachment, cerSgt. G Oliver Booth's fifteen tainly didn' t waste any time BAND BOUNCES "J'azz la hots" at the Enlisted bringing his wife down here to Knute Gus Cornelius Saxey De Ridder' s all-star eleven suffered a serious setback in their strategic bid for an undefeated season when they walked into the Third Fighter's steamroller. Someone slipped past Gus' boys in the first quarter, and once again in the fourth. Both extra points were made, and the final score left Gus on the very short end with a 14-0 notation. De Ridder is working hard with the team now, you should see him go_ (for distribution at 4 o 'clock). If, after the sun has retreated for a night, you should note a bright glow in the Main PX area don't be alarmed, it is only barracks llC-4 in its shining hour. All credit for this phenomenon goes to Acting First Sarge Elli Eaton who has inaugurated a point system; which, at its best is supposed to bring forth the sharpest "cat" in the outfit. Competition is getting keener and keener each day. Hardly a shoe lace can be found untied, and as a result the Sarge is now using a magnifying glass and a fingerprint outfit. A few of the more energetic members are given a .. half day's pardon for their efforts, freedom for shiny shoes and dusted shelves. It' s a great idea, Elli, but if the time comes that you want Men' s Service Club. We welcome live with him. She was here bePvt. Johnny Giacomucci of Phila-fore he had been at Drew Field a delphia, Pa. and Pvt. Henry week. Privates Morelli and Ros(Mich) Mecil of Lodi, N. J. into ,sick, also new in the detachment, our midst. No doubt Johnny and have apllied for aviation cadet Mich will become familiar sights training, and we wish them the at the various dances and affairs best of luck. around camp. FURLOUGH DEPARTMENT: What has happened to the Sgt. Bill Blizard returned from demon of the lower bay, Pancho his furlough in New Jersey this Joe wright. Ever'since Joe re-week and brought two things turned from his tour of Chi-with him; his wf'fe and his car. cago, Arizona, and points north, We don't know which he values south, east and west, he has more. Sgt. Bill McClymont also been a changed person. It has returned from New Jersey, but to do with someone named minus his wife. Bill says it won' t Batbara, and those letters he be very long before she comes receives day from her. down here, too. Departures this It's hard to understand though, week include Corporal Herold to there used to be a time that Bridgeport, Conn.; Pfc. Nyman to Pancho would be swinging on Bergenfield, N. J ; and Private the raft.ers when the lights went Shea to Worcester, Mass. on in the morning, now he merely. grunts, rolls over, and dreams of the next furlough. Can we blame him? Event of the week came on Friday night at the Service Club dance when Sergeant Booth's dance combo appeared on the bandstand in the snappiest outfit they have, blue fatigues. No one seemed to mind, the band had a good time; however, the M. F.'s were looking us over. Probably couldn' t decide whether we needed a chaser or not, which reminds me it is about time to take a chaser myself. Lto Col. Molthan Takes New Post Lt. Col. E. H. Mo1than, who for the last three months has been at A WUTC's S-1, on special duty from Hunter Field, Ga., has been assigned to headquarters of the Second Air Force, C o 1 o r a d o Springs, Colo. While here, Colonel Molthan's duties involved personnel matters and he was a member of the Officers' Revaluation Board. 903d Poet Expects Genius By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN shirts, the team was out to win. A new genius of verse looms on earth's horizon and the looked good until late in .the f1rst half when the 314th 903d QMC. Our gemal Chef de Cuisine, T / 5 Joseph La-scored on a pass. pore, amid the brilliant fan-fare of kitchenware announced They missed the point after th t h t b f th b Th k l touchdown but were ahead six a e _Is o ecome a er out an sgivmg. Corpora to nothing. The go3 d then took Lapore m a happy state of mmd agreed the child would get the ball in the second half and its good looks from Jean, his attractive wife but that he marched _down to. the opponent's ld b l 20-yard lme on fme passes from wou e responsib e for the poetic talent. Buddy and Niedbalski to KissPOET'S CORNER inger and Bowie. perhaps Joe will be inspired to compose an Ode to Thanksgiving. He has written several poems of excellent composition, some having appeared in Esquire and other publications. To prove there's always spontaneous verse in his soul be it good or bad he spoke the following: QUANDRY Could I but speak the speech in me, How much sweeter life would be. 0, Soul, my soul, where lies the key To free thy lifting poetry. Considered "wit" of the organization, T /5 Robert E. Sheldon had this peculiar experience that defies all explanation. He was on alert duty at the GM office when the telephone rang. "It is now 6:15," said a clear feminine voice. That was all it said. The receiver clicked. Considering it as one of those things that happen with telephones Sheldon sidetracked the incident. However, at 7 p .m. another call. It was the 314th WINS same voice announcing the time. They were stalled, however, and VOICE 314th took over. The game see"Who is this asked Sheldon. sawed back and forth until with The bang of a receiver was his a few minutes to play 314th scored answer. Again at eight, nine, ten, again. It ended that way with eleven and twelve o 'clock right on 314th, 12 to 0 the nose, this mysterious voice Some of the stars for the announced the time. Quite pro903d were Kissinger, Niedbalski, voked Sheldon melted the wire. Buddy and Bowie. (Pfc. Ed He wasn't disturbed anymore Donahue reporting). until 6 a.m., when that blasted The heat in the barracks felt phone rang. wonderful to all of us last week. Cracking his knee against the Has anyone seen anything of desk, sleepy Sheldon fuddled Sargeant Ferrell's soap dish? for the receiver. "It is now six The football team looks grand in o'clock," came that ghostly their new sweat shirts ... Be out voice. Completely exasperated, rootin' for 'em, too when they aiul in pleading tones, Sheldon play Friday Weekly has begged, "For God's sake, who is a new girl friend? this?" Welcome back from furlough-T/5 Paul Brant, Sergeant Sharver The reply in honeyed Pfc. Miozza and Private tol"\es, "Wouldn't you like to .... Glad to see Pvt. Tom Ward know?" And that's tire last ingle out of the hospital ... Red we've ever heard! Webber killed a four-foot rattler. A really fine 903d football team It has seven rattles which he took the field last Friday night brought in for souvenirs ... Serg against the 314th. Profiting from eant Stricker is well pleased with their mistake of the previous Reader's Digest article on reducgame and sporting new sweat ing-in fact, he may try it!


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 PAGE SEVEN Camp DeSoto Boasts Dance As'Top fun' By PFC. WILLIAM A.. NORRIS (59th Aviation Squadron) +. A dance was held Friday night Soldiers of Camp DeSoto Area. It was the best of its kind witnessed by the Soldiers in quite a spell.. The Soldiers were. on hand in the Dance Hall to welcome the beautiful dainty dar-lings on their arrivaL Brooklyn stands. As Ever Declares 1st SAW Soldier A four-piece band furnished a combination of hot torrid tunes and During the intermission refreshments were served in abundance. The dance ended at an early hour. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. They only regret that the dance didn't continue into the wee hours of the morning. By CPL. BERNARD LAVINE says do not disturb for about six I came back from out of this days, the time of his leave. world, good ole Brooklyn, where A new inventor is born: Cpl. a furlough can really be well Meyer .. J. Kohn has a brain child. spent, and found we had moved He hit upon the idea of making our 1st SAW office once more. a little pocket inside the service We get plenty of variety in the record where he keeps the papers 1st Signal Head today at the Base Pratt's transfer is a break for through the staggering array of Ration Board. You must bring h1'm and I h '11 k am sure e WI rna e trays and silver, leaving Groff yciur No. 3 book with you and g d t h t oo a IS new pos and Preston free to flop into bed. fill out application available at the ration board. You may pick Have you guys noticed the new "Greater love hath no WAC, than up No. 4 books for your whole haircut of Sergeant Pryor He is that one gal. should go on KP family or other Drew Field mili-as bald as a cannon-ball. Better for the other." tary personnel but you must turn watch out, Pryor, these Florida Speaking of the kitchen force, in their No. 3 books. woodpeckers are vicious fellows. (why is it we can never get our Applications may not be I notice that Fred "Big Mama" minds off food-and look it?) mailed. Edwards is still making those fre-we're wondering how Mabel Hut-There is no need for Drew Field quent trips to West Tampa. The chinson felt when she found a military personnel to .contact any love mu$t have bitten the huge pair of very masculine other rationing authority than the guy. What, again? brogues (purchased very inex Base Ration Board. BY the way, 1 wonder if our pensively by Mary Pedron) under C 0. has ever noticed the inimi-her bed. Better still, we're won-MEAT, BUTTER, ETC. G, H and J valid Nov. 7, and K Nov. 14; all expire Dec. 4. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Blue X, Y and Z valid through Nov. 20 Green .A, B and C in bo()k 4 ralid Nov. 1 to Dec. 20. SUGAR Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid 'for five .through Jan. 15. SHOES Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely. Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3 valid indefinitely. No more until about May GASOLINE No. 6 stamp in A book valid until Nov. 8. Apply immediately for nev A book TffiES Inspection deadlines -For A book holders, March 31, and C holders, Nov. 30 FUEL OIL Period 1 coupons of new ration valid through Jan. 3 : table way in which Edwards can dering how the inspecting officers drill a platoon. It' s a riot. A felt, when they found them there, very good suggestion for a Christ-after Mabel had left her cadre mas gift to Pvt. (As of late) room on Saturday! Ceasar Traylor is a carton of Yup, these cooks are a missmokes. This Traylor felow can chevious crew. The other day, bum more buts thi:m a rat can eat white-starched Fredricks cheese. Especially from me. fully cut a huge portion of cake, Our C 0. Lt. John W. Beals is and placed it in a box, ready for at last ready to gp on his leave. her 'boy-friend's consumption. Lieutenant Beals has been on the Humming a pretty little tune, ball.for many months. Let's hope she turned away a moment, for a he doesn't forget to sign my fur-piece of Dottie Wi_lson, lough before he goes. always right on the ball, qmckly The biggest eater. in th,e slipped the cake from the box, ion mess is Sgt. Barry Moore, and inserted an old piece of stale Next. comes none other than bread. Fancy the face of the Sergeant Gibson. These two can honored boy-friend that evening, do more with a pork chop than a opening his coveted package of monkey can do with a banana. cake-and finding a heel of Never give them a chance to get bread! into the mess hall before you. Every time we pause to pick up The biggest Tom of the battal-the WAC Rag, we find our name ion is Puller. The most sleepy is used in vain again, Tsk! Yet, Sergeant Pope. Rip Winkle had though, we shadow Leta Dean nothing on him. The sharpest from sun-up to dusk-and after dresser is Private Hubbard. Mod-(use up most of our pay on deesty prevents me fr.om naming the tectives) we can't even find a best looking. note of gos sip with which t o It's so good to see Lieutenant blacken her monicker. Fact is, Muscetta back. in our S-3 depart-she's so busy shadowing others ment. He is a .grand person and that she has no time to misknows his onions. Especially if behave! Flor of 51 9th Recounts Tale Of Kiska Days By SGT. SCRmE 519th SQ. INTEL. Chinese. Everybody in Headquarters Company is looking forward very much to. the laundry service that' s going to be inaugurated shortly. Lt. H R. William was seen in town buying a hot dog stand. One frankfurter at a time. We don't know how he does it but he does it. The Orientation lectures given by the A WUTC Orientation Sec tion I haS made quite ll hit With this Battalion. Sergeant Friendly, the lecturer, has a way of presenting things thal put them across. The 519th is fctvored in lectures are looked forward having a veteran of the action to by everyone. that dealt the.knockout blow The man chosen tJ:Is week as the best dressed GI Is Sgt. Paul to K1ska Sgt. Frank Flor of Stone of the Special Service SecOakland Cal a celebrity in tion. If anyone can look sharp in a uniform it' s him. One look Tampa. A few days ago, by at him and we know the reason request of Base Public Re-why women leave home. lations officials, he spoke beQur ideal man of the vteek goes f h H P h to Sgt. Felix Noble of the Correore t e yde ark H1g spondence section. Noble being school assembly. Anyone the No. 1 typist of the '!>attalion knowing his retiring manner has a heavy on his shoul-' ders at all trmes and he comes .and shy smile realized it took through it with a big smile and a as much courage to face the good word for every one. Sgt. bl. 't d'd t f th Felix Noble, we salute you as our pu IC as 1 1 o ace e man of the week. Nips. About the A-24s Sgt. Flor tells an odd yarn. "A-24s were so new and stra,nge up there that anti aircraft units of our own were making ready to fire on us, when, luckily for us, the insignia was observ;ed. It was a tight few minutes." Sergeant Flor has a fund of interesting military information whic):l would m ake thrilling nar rative, but regretfully, must be withheld. "We were closer to Tokio than to the USA, and 1 500 miles from Hap Arnold Praises WAC For a Good Job white girls. Fog limited flying A tribute to the job being done to but three days a week. The by the Women's Army Corps in runway was. steel matting, put Army Air Forces has been down over the muskeg, and was received by. Col. Oveta Culp plenty bumpy." Hobby, Directory of -the WAC, The sergeant is definite on one from Gen. H. H Arnold, Compoint, "Chow was better than in mandin g General of the United the States. You got a steak once States Army Air Forces, the War in a while!" Department has announced. Another bit of news, sweet to The commendation was received hea!', _is, "Coast Art!llery, Infan-by Colonel Hobby in the form of try, Signal Corps, Air Corps, and a letter from General Arnold as got along as one follows: big happy famtly up there. It was "I have been highly gratified good to see." with the record of the members Sergeant Flor' s general infor-of your command now -on duty is "We lived with the Army Air Forces. m tents w1th board floors; can"Not only have members of the vas cots surrounding a stove in Women's Army Corps made an the middle. Two tents were put enviable record through their together for a USO movie. We work at Air Force installations washed in steel bel-in this country, but splendid remets, and did out own laundry. ports have c ome to me on the Water was strongly chlorinated. work of the Corps with the Eighth New definite value coupon good any time. c.JAMS AIND J.ELLIES Book 2 Blue stamps X Y and Z good through Nov. 20, and Green A, B, and C in book 4 from Nov. 1 through Dec. 20. one of the boys needs a pass or Note to Drew men looking at a cigar. Ask Gooden. Drew WACs with marriage in T /Sgt. Duck Harris went before mind: Josephine Hinkle, new the Aviation Cadet's Board for WAC from the Arboretum, examination last week and from searches diligently through the the looks of things, he is a sure morning toast supply for very winner. Many of our boys are scorched pieces. kidding, guys, trying for this field and some she likes her toast burned. Just good flyers are sure to be J(otten fancy wha t would greet you at from the bunch. the breakfast table every morn! At the POE we got fine warm Air Force in the European Theaparkas, plus other Arctic cloth-ter of Operations. ing, which felt darned good, for "As you know, the Army Air the ground was muddy, spongy Forces desire to utilize the WAC muskeg. Officers and men messed Component of the Army to the in the same tents." fullest extent. You may be a s -Another Klondike rush will sured that the Air Forces will do follow this, "KPs were permaeverything possible to assist in nent-as punishment for mis-recruiting women for this imdeeds." portant Army work.


PAGE EIGHT DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 WAR DEPARTMENT THEATERS Nos. 1 and 4 Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6-"Princess O 'R

DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 PAGE NINE 5th SAW Cooks MORE ABOUTPOST.WAR Elks Club Opens Officer's Lounge /Merrily Over Company News (Conti.nued from Page 1) Meeting the need for an officers' lounge in the downtown Tampa area, the Elks Club has the language courses that we are opened a n attractive lounge on getting here in the Army. I wish the first floor of the clubhouse, we could have more of that sort located at M arion and Florida of thing. I believe such a program Streets, just north of the Tampa would relieve that fear of post-Terrace Hotel. By PVT. ED. J. CARLIN JR. war unrest. The lounge is complete with Th" k" "ly Jeanne's home is in Wellfleet, e asy chairs, 1.1agazines and writ-Ings are coo In mern Mass. ing material. Other facilities in-over the 5th and_ away we AMBITIOUS elude a dressing room and show-go to press W e1mer snuck At the Service Club, Pvt. Nich-ers. Officers and their guests are off on. an emergency fur-olas. L Mevoli was inten t on l ast invited to attend dances tonight p t an( every second Thursday there laugh seems he has to editi?n of the Echoes. v after, held in the downstairs ball-. Mevoh was m favor o f the plan. get marned, stra1ghtep af"A very good idea," he said. room, with music by Bob Parton s orchestra. Tonight's dance will fairs or sumpn' ... the two ''Now take me. I was drafted after star t at 8 : 30 o'clock. haven't anything in common Years of Operation of the commissioned n1gh s c h o o l. "natcherally. I can go back officers' lounge is par t of the Elks' Kracji works overtime in keept 0 a j 0 b a s wartime program. Hostess is Mrs. ?'}in;; up to T / 4 Nelson' s Pool butcher, but if Betty Wer_t_z_. __ _:__ __ .. his Esky date book hmders this idea goes l.affairs as straight lines are dif-t h r o u g h I I' Bap tISf Church ficult after Iookin' at so many w o u l d rathe r curves in the illustrations ... and go to school. the GI jaloppies are going to look "I know that Extends welcome more floy-floy than ever with more education their new modern design .would help me stars, stars and more stars to d o s o m eeven the magnificent 32-inch thing better for myself. I hope family size will be carried they go through with it." the numerals h ave been changed Private Mevoli resided in Camalso, so in case you ever. get run den, N J before his induction, down you'll be able to catch the and is now with the 552d SAW, organization number that much Company D. better if you can see Pvt. F r a n k The "41" eatery m Sulphur w Brideson, 2d Springs sports a on the Training B a twall of their talion, b e g a n: is okeh except for 1ts proport10_n I a m f r 0 m according to them, Tampa Is Brooklyn. T o but a whistle from Orlando and me it s 0 u n d s Michigan just a few steps to the 1 i k e a g 0 0 d west! ... Ed Rustum, local boy i de a As for who always makes good, crashed me I d i d n t the headlines again in the home-f i i s h h i g h town while on. furlough what school. A better they didn't know that !he e d u c a t i 0 n Swoon boy danced w1th M!3-nan would help me Hutton in the line of busmess, after the war." Pvt. Bndeson o' .. the 8B-0, 1 Day rc;>om. At the soda fountain, we talked officially re-opened t other with Cpl. John L. K ieren. after getting its new COJ?plexJOn "Excellent idea!" Corporal Kieran the floor "Yere en said. "It will enable the boys shown of the to f i t t h em th:e 1'\!00. Yawk. Wolle'! s Fa1r selves for a job. RmghJ?-g m the1r unloa<:].mg The f e 11 0 w s operation ... much fun was had who en t e r e d even t_ho rather doubt-the Army right fu_l shll m Fla. s wonderful at-aft e r leaving tnbutes ... m-m-m-m! : could s c h o o l, a n d they be "Yrong? With new have no partietrays commg. ular occupation or trade, would be better fitted: to civil life. I am going back, regardless, b u t Cpl. Kieren The First Baptist Church, Lafayette and Plant Avenues, extends a hearty invitation to all Drew Field Service men, to take advantage of its extensive progra m of service activities. Under the direction of Reverend Leavell, a six-invitation program has been arranged as follows: Sunday, 9:45 A. M Service Men's B ible Class. Sunday, 11 A.M. and 8 P.' M Prayer Service and Sermon. Sunday, 6:45 P. M -Baptist Training Union. Sunday, 9 P M ocial Gettogether. Thursday, 8 P M Recreation Hour. All hours-Welcome to our Homes. Knights of Columbus Invites Soldiers Knights of Columbus meetings are held on the secon<;l and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Father Toomey, pastor of Sacred Heart church, stated, "We are always very ha.ppy to have any of the boys attend!" The meetings are held at the c orner of Cass and Tampaabove the military bus station. Visit Your PX! I certainly hope the plan goes Amer"can Lenion Club through. ':J LOCATION ...------------; Open Daily Until 11 P. M. MORE ABOUT-The regular meetings of the BRANCH *Main Bev. and Clothing 2nd & Ave. F Main Mdse, _and Spec. Order. Dept.. 2nd & Ave. F SALVAGE American Legion are held on the f irst and third Tuesdays of each month, on the third floor at 602 Tampa. *No. 1 8th & Ave. A *No. 2 ........ Area F on Ave. J (Continued from Page 1) No. 3 ......... 8th & Ave. H N 4 E-lst & Ave. L will take the place of many paper o. C D S t boxes now used here for .rubbish. No. 5 . amp e o o No. 6 ............. Plant 'Field FIRE HAZARD No. 8 . 4th & Ave L A metal can, especially during winter days when coal ashes are 9 Hosp. Area-B-1 0 thrown away, is a necessity for ..,No. 10 . 1st & Ave. J f t t c t Godfrey *No. 11 .......... 2nd & Ave. N 1re pro ec 10n ap am No. 12 .......... Flight Line said. No. 15 : ......... WAC Area These cans will be given 3rd F. C. 3 F. C. Hq. units requesting them from the Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. Fence Fire Department. Distribution *-Branches with Soda Fountains will begin Monday. or Beer Gardens. Officials pointed out that the .. _,._It's a Boy for _i)Aws Captain Bugh salvage campaign would also beautify the field. At the ples ent time there are no cans in bus stop areas or other congreThe Service Club, at the same address is open every day between 11 a m and 11 p.m. Scottish Rite Offers SOc Beds for Soldiers The Scottish Rite Building, 502 E. Lafayette, houses a free fiftybed dormitory, reserved for service men. You may register any time from one-thirty P.M. until nine o'clock P .M. "' 'I',/ .., ...... gating places. 1)1& r_.li .. D It's no secret that A W's S-2 .,R Nr.S: chief, Capt. Leon F Bugh, is the "We can improve the looks of proud father of a baby boy. To Drew Field, aid in the critical Monday through Saturday; 7 : 05 Captain and Mrs. Bugh, on the paper shortage, and also protect A.M. -WFLA "Drew Field afternoon of Oct. 26 was born our buildings from fire," Lieut. Reveille." Lawrence Henry Bugh. Weight, K iernan said. Thursday, 10:35 A .M.-WDAE 6u ______ 1,---------------d-465th Army Air Force Band. -Thursday, 8:30 P M .-WDAE-MORE ABOUT-No Private Snodgrass. This is your furlough. Whatever you wish. PASSES (Continued from Page l) Field. All soldiers, regardless of rank or marital status, will be issued these passes. Organization of the soldier will also be typed on the c ard, which will be reissued whenever the soldier transfers. Married men living off the post will have tlheir addresses typed on the back of the pass. New passes are also being issued for personnel worldng in vital areas. Previously, vital area passes were issued individually by company commanders. "This is NOT The Army." Saturday, 7:30 P .M.-WFLA "Wings and Flashes." Sunday, 12':45 noori-WFLA"Sentimental Journey.". Answers to BOB HAWK'S YANKWIZ 1. Yes. 'It has a full set of lower and upper teeth but no front teeth. 2 D impled ball. 3 The front. 4 37. 5. All are names of nuts. 6. Head, heart, hands and health. 7 Cater-cornered. 8. S!J!aller. 9 Warren G. Harding. 10. Under. IN TAMPA SPONSORED BY THE DEFENSE RECREATION DIVISION Information for Service Men and Women at Defense Recreation office, 312 Madison street; Tourist Information Center, 429 West Lafayette street; USO clubs and USO traveler's aid, 502 Florida avenue; Air Base bus station and Union bus station. Shaving, shower, and shoe shine equipment at USO, 607 Twiggs street; 506 Madison street; 214 North Boulevard and Christian Serv ice Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Kitcheit, laundry, ironing and sewing facilities for all service men, women and families at 607 Twiggs street. Private kitchenette and dining room for any service men or women and their families who would like a home-cooked mealChristian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler streets. Phone M-53-694 by noon. Fifty-bed free dormitory for servlce men at Masonic Service Center, 502 East Lafayette. Make reservations between 1 and 9 :30p. m 7 p .m. each evening-Letters and forms typed by the Red Cross at USO, 607 Twiggs street. Shopping service and package wrapping at all USO clubs and Christian Service Center. New officers' lounge open daily at the Elks' club. USO ACTIVITmS Thursday, ,Oct. 2812:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 00 p .m.-Mr. and Mrs. club supper, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p .m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; recreation social hour, First Baptist church, Lafayette and Plant avenue; Spanish class, 607 Twiggs street. Parish night, 506 Madison. Officers' dance, Elks' club. 8 : 30 p.m.-Dance on Patio, 214 North Boulevard and Fireside club. Friday, Oct. 2910 : 30 a.m.-Expectant mothers' class, 607 Twiggs street. 12:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street. 6:00 p.m.-Fish fry, 821 So. Rome. 7:30 p.m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p.m.-Music and Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street; dance on patio, orchestra, 506 Madison street; party, Christian .Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, refreshments, Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water street. 8:30 p.m.-Musical feature, 214 North Boulevard. Saturday, Oct. 30-12 : 00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 00 p .m.-Dance at Elks' club, Florida and Madison. Glee club practice. 8:30 p .m.-;Musical numbers, 506 Madison street; dance-orchestra, 214 North Boulevard;Party Night-Hillbilly Band, 607 Twiggs street. Sunday, Oct. 319 : 30 a.m.-Coffee hour, 607 Twiggs street. 9:30 to 11 a.m.-Coffee and doughnuts, 506 Madison. 2:00 p.m.-Inter-social club; games. 3 : 00 p m .-Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs street; ping pong, Christian Service Center,. Tampa and Tyler. 4:30 p.m.-Music study social hour, 607 Twiggs street. 5:00 p.m.-Get-together, Navy Mothers' club, 305% Water street. 5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, First Methodist church, Florida and Tyler. 6:00 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center; broad-cast over WTSP. 6 : 00 p m .-Vesper Service, 214 North Boulevard. 7:15 p.m.-"Let' s discuss," 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Boulevard; Fellowship hour and refreshments, Hyde Park Methodist church and Riverside Baptist church; YMHA Community Center dance, Ross and Nebraska 8 : 15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellowship hour, First Presbyterian Service Center, Polk and M arion. 8 : 30 p .m.-Dance on Patio, MacDill Field, Orchestra 506 Madison. 8 : 45 p.m.-Feature movie, 214 North Boulevard. 9:00 p .m.-Informal hour, Christia n Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. Monday, Nov. 112:00 noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 00 p.m.-'-Classical music, 607 Twiggs street. 7 : 30 p .m.-Symphmlic orchestra practice for all service men interested, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler. Drama club, 607 Twiggs street. 8:00 p .m.-Games, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p.m.-Sing-copation, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 30 p.m.-Special program, 214 North Boulevard. Tuesday, Nov. 212 : 00 .noon-Wives' luncheon, 607 Twiggs street 7 : 00 p.m.-Tampa Chess club, DeSoto hotel, Zack and Marion. 7 : 30 p .m.-Art for fun, 607 Twiggs street. 8 : 00 p .m.-Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler; bingo, 214 North Boule v ard. 8:15 p .m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium. 8 : 30 p.m.-Community sing, 506 Madison street; sketching instruction, 214 North boulevard; dance, Municipal auditorium. 9 : 00 p m .-Chess club, 214 North Boulevard. 9 : 30 p m .-Educationa l m ovie, 214 North Boulevard. Wc

0 PAGE TEN DREW FIELD ECHOES1 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 41 1943 Air Accidents Reduced Here Report Shows The accident rate in the Third Air Force has been reduced 58 percent in the last year despite the fact that air crews are flying faster planes in more difficult maneuvers and are ciosely simulating combat conditions. In announcing the sharp decline in accidents, Third Air Force Headquarters, at Tampa, cited the work of the Office of Flying Safety, established in September, 1942, to cope with problems arising from the need for an accel/ training program at Drew SHARE rr WITH A SOLDIER SHARP DECLINE In the year the office has been in operation, the accident rate has dropped from 3.12 per thousand .hours of flying to L3 per thousand hours. In September, 1942, there was an accident for every 64,000 miles flown. But in Sep tember this year there was only 7 66th-Wins First Place In Review States Col. Kunz Modern Warfare And Camouflage Are Inseparable By S;/SGT. DONALD E. UTT Base S-3 Office Deception has played a very important part in the pres ent conflict. We are constantly trying to out-guess the enemy and to deceive him of our intentions, thereby mak ing our attack more potent. The usual methods used for camouflage, which includes using paint, flat tops, drapes and natural cover, are excellent means for confusing the enemy; and at the same time, we must _realize that he is also clever and will use similar methods, and will not fal for the same ruse many times. HERE'S -DIFFERENCE The difference between a dummy and a decoy is difficult to define. A decoy might be anything or any group of things to confuse the enemy by indicating greater strength of planes or installations than actually exists. The dummy might be anything or group of things to confuse the enemy by augmenting the concealment of the stationary object it represents. A dummy air field and the use of -an airdrome decoy have already proven a most effective means to deceive the enemy. A false airdrome creates an pressed with the destruction that he is doing. When one considers the high altitude at which bombers operate, the fatigued intenseness of the crew, and their. -realization that their navigation may be in error, lights from craters,-shells bursting from anti-aircraft batteries, artificial fires and general confusion would tend to convince them that their target is genuine. Once having convinced the enemy that the target was gen..: nine, and that their reconnaisance shows destruction, they will :.:nake repeated bombings after this installation has been rebuilt. one accident in every 154,000 miles-which means that Third Air Force airmen are flying almost two and a half times as far without mishap as they did a year ago, and that they cover a distance equal to six times around the world for every accident. LARSON ENTHUSIASTIC By PVT. ROBERT F. PEYR"AUD impression of strength to be used against the enemy and Last weelk we said the oid 766th was on the ball, and might easily be a cover-up for now we can prove it. Lt. Penkake was co!nmended by a real installation. To establish large-scale dummy installations, such as an airdrome, it is necessary to use a number of, or a combination of dummies and decoys-dummy buildings to represent hangars and housing for personnel; duinJ;pY roads, runways and taxiways; dummy planes, guns, and all other items which are necessary for the operation of an airdrome. Such installations, properly laid out and operated, afford excellent deception through camouflage. These figures include all the accidents, many of which involve only minor damage to planes and no personnel injuries. Colonel Kunz for having the best, snappiest, most disci-A false airdrome also gives the enemy something to shoot at, plined company on the review field! thereby wasting ammunition "We consider this a noteworthy achievement," s a i d Brigadier General Westside T. Larson, Commanding General .of the Third Air Force, "par ticularly in view of the fact that training hazards have increased d .uring that time." This not only makes our CO proud, but also makes the without causing any destruction f 1 h d t f h GI' h b h d to any of our positions. gang ee mig ty goo oo, or t e s ave een a ar The use of dummy air fields working bunch and we're all glad the Colonel noticed the will cause enemy inspection and, result. usually, enemy bombing. The He pointed out that some planes have been made faster and more powerful-better-for combat but hotter to handle; that the training program has become more rigorous as the result of lessons learned from combat; and that the steppedup demand for pilots and crews at the battlefronts results in less time to spend in training the individual airman. To achieve a reduction of nearly 60 percent in the accident rate in the face of these obstacles, the Third Air Force has employed a scientific plan to prompt flying safety. EXPERTS. ON JOB If you've heard a lot of banging out on the horizon and began to think the Germans were about to take Tampa, you might as well forget it, for the big noise was the 766th shooting bulls' eyes out of the targets on the range. RYLAND STARS as renqered .by Hobart Estill started everybody on a crying jag. Sometimes, late at night, this o.rderly room becomes a hot stove league. The boys will argue their heads off at the drop of a hat. Current subject, 'Where do we go from here?' is always a popular medium of repartee. Elmer Roemke prefers home, but if it' s anywhere else, he'll take the Italian theater. Seems that Elmer has a preference for spaghetti and meat balls to say nothing of raven-haired Senorinas: The boys chipped in a high score pool which was promptly grabbed by Pvt. Stevie (Tiny) Ryland with a gigantic 161 totaL This great score was made with a Browning automatic rifle and it entitles Stevie to wear a sharpshooter' s medal. It also gave him a prize of more than $5. As you .can see, Stevie is our biggest little soldier. Little Jose Rodriquez would like to shoot it out with HiroLt. Waller aftd Lt. "Doe" bito, either with guns-or craps. Fogel; a new member of the And if it came to the latter, we're Wh 1 h t willing to bet that Jose would en a P ane eras es, exper 766th, met in a private shootanalysts hurry to the scene and be wearing Hiro's kimono. survey the evidence. They inves-ing tournament when the men Jack Hassett a:nd yours truly tigate every possible. cause and were through firing the BARs, would like to pause awhile for a contributing factor. Their report and it was a closely fought sip of Black and White on the goes to the Offic.e of flying duel with Lt. Fogel having a spacious Hotel Shepherd veran Safety at Third Air Force Head-slight edge. Both scores put da in Cairo, Egypt. There's somequarters, where it is compared some of our best GI marks-thing alluring about Egyptian with other .reports and analyzed men to-shame. What we would dancing girls and minarets and for its safety significance. The like to know is who said a mosques and exotic oriental music reports are then 1,1sed as a basis medic can't shoot his way out to both of us. for taking corrective measures of_ a paper bag? Ancel Quince! says: "Just give 1' t th f th me a nice, quiet South Sea e e cause 0 e acCIWe are thinking of T / 4 "Pappy" island." And there is something Through this program, admin-. Bradford and T/5 Hobart "Ace" to what Ancel says. A white istered at Third Air. Force Head-Estill when we mention some of coral beach to lie on with a back quarters by Col. w. L. Wheeler, our best marksmen. Both of-these ground of green jungle and a an pilot and planes are in dead,..eyes d_rew deuces. on the limitless blue ocean before you. m Y 1 h ve been BAR, but with the '03s It was a The thunder of surf pounding combat W:hich_ wou d. a different story. Old Pappy bead-against the reef and a cool, re-lost m ed a big 171 and Estill topped freshing trade wind blowing. The IndiCatmg the Importance of him with a 172. Arid, boy, that's plaintive strumming of a ukulele th.e safety of the some shoo tin'. and the swish of a grass skirt Air Forces the recent Citaho? Naturally, nobody could beat Ancel, you've got someby. the our expert rifleman, Owen (Dan-thing! wh_Ich ai,>phes to all umts m the iel Boone) V.an Meter who hung Third Air Force. up an amazing 180 on the '03. FURLOUGHS It reads: Owen comes from Greyson coun-The joyful news of the week "The efforts of the ty, Kentucky, and it is_ rumored is, of course, the new furlough Army Arr Forces to prevent ac-he was born with a squirrel rifle list: The khaki-clad gents who cide.nts constitute a in his hand. are now enjoying the blessings fulfillment of Amenca's tradiof home are' as follows: Robin-tiona! insistence that the tri-MAN OF TALENTS son, Daly, Bowdish, Chatten, umphs of war are never achieved Estill also is a guitar player and Carnes, Sippel, Vaiana, Hall, Jaat the expense of the ideals of crooner of no mean reputation: mieson Allesin, Bartholf, Owen, peace." When he isn't slinging the mail M Baker, Middaugh, Ksczano-around (he' s our mail man) he' s wicz, Morjando, Watkins, Regan EmploymentACJent apt to be givin_g the hillbilly and Cupp. We wish them all bon songs a real beatmg. voyage and hope the time won' t Right now, as the old portable pass too quickly. enemy must be convinced that he is doing damage and is im501 sf Chaplain Explains Christianity Realistically By CPL. LELAND H. MAKER Some 30 soldiers crowded around Chaplain Cordell out in the open, for it was Sunday and time for worship to begin. He took for his Scripture Lesson, "Forgive them, er, for they know not what they do." In his sermon he tried to bring out the same idea. "We must not hate our ene mies," he cried, while his eyes were filled with tears, "we must hate and stamp out what they stand for." One eyed him all through the sermon. He fidgeted, and several times seemed on the verge of saying something. When the sermon was ended, he could contain himself no longer. "It's all very well for the chaplain to speak that way," he cried, jumping up from his seat and facing his comrades seated on the ground. "He hasn't someone out there fighting for him, someone who may never come back. He hasn't seen his own brother riddled with machine-gun bullets as he floated toward earth in a parachute. He hasn't heard of some of his kin being mercilessly bombed while they lay wounded in a hospital. He hasn't heard of them being strafed from the sky while they were evacuating a city. If he could. know just one of these things I mention, I bet he would hate them with all the intensity that I hate them. A profound silence fell upon the group. The Chaplain of the 50lst stood for a moment dumbfounded, as if he didn't know what steps to take next. Perhaps for that one fleeting instant, he felt the same way as the young excited soldier. Then he suddenly shook himself and said, "Come into my office for a moment, soldier, will you?" There was no anger in his voice; just a simple statement. The soldier hesitated, looked at the group, glanced at the chaplain, then followed him confidently into a tent, set up as an office. "Sit down," said Chaplain Cordell, "let me tell you a story. "In a small country town lived a young lad, one of the finest. He joined the Air Corps soon after Pearl Harbor. He fought for several n;tonths, with credit to himself. At one time he was forced down into the ocean. He managed to keep himself afloat by hanging on to a piece of wreckage. But the pilot who had shot him down wasn't satisfied. He dived several times, his machinegun blazing, but each time the one in the water managed. to duck under the water and avoid the bullets. So the pilot dropped a bomb. That's a true story; I saw i.t." "Yes," said the soldier, but he wasn't so sure of his ground now, "that' s just what I mean ... The chaplain handed him a picture of a handsome young pilot. The inscription, "To Dad, with all my love," was written across the bottom. The soldier looked up, and his eyes met the chaplain' s a 9-uestion .ing look. Chaplain C?rdell nodded silently. The soldier laid the picture on the desk and quietly left the tent. To Talk at Drew is banging out this column, we're Our grapevine tells us that Cor having a first class hillbilly jam poral Bowdish is going to be mar-session going on. T / 5 Estill is ried on his furlough. Three W. O. Morrel Officer Thomas H. Morrel-who A representative of the United _competing with Pvt. Jim Baker cheers for him! He' s a fine, recetly returned from du'ty in States Employment Service will and Pfc. Archie 'Thorp. It's a brave soldier. Talks on Panama Panama. Warrant Officer Morrel be at Drew Field every Friday at honey! Newcomers welcomed to the told of Aircraft Warning opera1 : 30 p.m. to discuss employment Jimmy Baker' s interpretation 766th are Lts. Connett and Bro-tions and problems, and touched problems of the C. D. D The of "Be Honest with Me" is a real void. We are sure they will like On Mond!iY afternoon, officers upon morale, food, housing and discussions will be held at the rending ditty. And "Darlour outfit and notice the co::.oper. of A WUTC heard an interesting recreation conditions among units R. C. Office at the Base Hospital. ing, Why Should I Be So Lonely," ative spirit every GI displays here. and instructive talk by Warrant stationed there.


DREW F'IELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN 2.d Training SAW Renner of 588th Boasts of Girls Is S-1 Authority B k H On South America ay ac ome By T/5-JACOB WEIDENBAUM PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR. Cpl. Robert D. Renner of Texas returned to S-1 of the Reminisci.ng ab,out t?e 2d .sAW this mornmg ... John 588th from his furlough. Cpl. Kravetz here m Hq s mail sectwn on SD from 756 SAW Co Renner iived. in Honduras pictures of some pin" up out ?f his. wallet. for seven years before being Ann from Cressona, Pa. Flo from Mmersvllle, Pa. inducted into our Army also ... the!l four gals from our ol' home town ... they traveled because of his in the gang in high school and still keep up the morale of els throughout South and the horne front ... "Helen and Helen ... Eleanor and Mary" Central Americas he is the ... Two were missing on the snap "Sis and another authority of S-1 the sub... then the"next J?icture he,dug out was a snap of ject. that I know especially well ... how he got the Pfc. Timothy Donovan has gone of that one is what I want to know ... "Bet" he' s in back to his b eloved Somerville !or f t Uble then he tells us he "don't get around much a furlough. has been lookmg or ro forward to 1t and we hope that anymore. Readmg left to nght m the picture are Mary, he has a pleasant time. Pvt. Clar-Helen from the 900 sq. Eleanor and Helen from the 700 ence 0. Stevenson of Hq. and Hq. Company has returned from fur-sq. lough and says that he enjoyed This column would like to keep every bit of it. the wolves of Drew informed as TURN ABOUT to the caliber of ferns that the Second Trng men knew at home or know in "Florida" ... Whatcha say we show these .other Drew outfits "something" .. turn those snaps into Bn Special Service. Snaps will be returned. We might not be able to make the "Echoes" a "Bigger" paper but we can try by use of pictures to m:ake it a "Better" paper. IRISH ROOTER Pvt. Steve Becsei, the hunch back of Notre Dame ... as he hails from South Bend, Ind.,. con stantly reminds us of the fighting Irish of Hungarian descent, Steve is typical of the Notre name "Irish" ... Just now he refered a question to his over worked assistant, Pvt. Frank Davis ... We say "over worked" because we know Steven from way back ... Davis is a quiet Chicago boy ... Supposedly of the Windy City, Davis is too calm for that city ... Frank informs us he misses the skirts and the breezes of Chicago. Private King, Message Center Clerk, tries to inform us that all he did this week was catch up on his sleep .. Haven't seen much of him this week so we'll have to take his word for it ... That yawn that was heard as he gathered some outgoing files a few minutes ago sort of causes us to wonder. Speaking with Sgt. Aaron Levine S-3 section, this morning and 'archery became the topic of the sports conversation ... To the left we print a cut that speaks outright in the praise of "archery." If such be the participants of an archery contest, Sarge, I'm taking "six lessons from Madam Lazonga" on how to compete with William Tell ... Ruth, .the wife of Sergeant Levine, is the New York city "cupid" that is now working on brew as an assistant to the Dental Surgeon at the Hospital Dental Clinic ... Sergeant, may I fall out of ranks to visit the dentist? Suddenly my class' IV's have developed a cavity. LANG LOVE Pfc. William S. Lang, 32732435, .--"""'rrespondence section of Hq's, made quite miserable by May, Helen, Elean.or and Helen boost morale for soldier. Sgt. Raymond Hensley gave a dinner party for a few friends. The steaks and liquid refreshments were enjoyed by all. Then his guests turned hosts and took him to a well-known night spot where a happy evening was continued. The guests and subsequent hosts were S /Sgt. Walter S Williams, S g t Martin L Wolf, Sgt. Frank R. D 'Oria, T / 5 Leon A Dougherty and T / 5 Jacob Weidenbaum. "Portraits," first published in the Oct. 21 issue of ECHOES, brought forth pleasant comment and will be continued until further notice. Today, I present me11 who constitute the staff of Headquarters and Headquarters Company and who operate under the direction of 2nd Lt. Wil-liam R. Burke, the commanding a miss from Olean, N Y ..... Also officer, and 2nd Lt. William F. on the subject of Mr. Lang, we hear' he's got the most brilliantly Collins, the executive officer. polished mess kit in the Army PORTRAIT No. 9: F /Sgt. Steph ... Bon Ami scoured after each en F. Nemeth-Broad-shouldered, meal. stocky ex-football player of me-T / 5 I. Gottlieb is worried this dium height, with thinning hair morning ... Sergeant Steen has combed pompadour style. Experirelayed a message to him that he's ,enced in the ways of the Army got some bills awaiting him at apd more than a match for the the Western Union ... Could it ingenious members of his cornbe that one of his Philadelphia pany. Love s to eat and is some; girl friends is sending him her what annoyed when reference IS Love ... "collect?" made to the effects on his figul'e. Sergeant Strazella, S-1 de-FORM.ER PRO partment, is currently basking PORTRAIT No. 10: Sgt. James in "sick bay." H. Smith-Tall and blond, with a Sergeant Silverberg, Inspect-powerful physique; former profesors Section, takes the honors sional baseball player and looks f .or the most colorful hair on: it; has a quick smile and a quicker Drew Flaming red torch tongue; knows marching songs that he carries on his dome is and ditties and loves to sing them; actually mother nature's. hair. is an able duty and drill sergeant. I once heard my mother say, A woman's work is .never done" ... I'd like to repeat it a ]ong the line by changing it to A second Training Battalion Soldier' s work is never done" Radio school camouflage school ... daily non corns school three nights a week for non corns of and above T I 4 language classes for Em and Officers held on post four nights a week ... When does a fellow write that letter home? Strictly on the beam on the ball with Secon'a. Training! PORTRAIT No. 11: Cpl. Edward F White-Slim and full of nervous energy; good sense of humor, fine typist and capable company clerk; spends most of his spare time dreaming about a young lady back home. PORTRAIT No. 12 : T / 5 Willis W. Cook-The shining handsome youth of the orderly room; medium height, well built, pitchblack hair, clean-shaven face and that well-scrubbed look. Extremel y proud of his son, little Cookie Junior. PC)RTRAIT No. 13: Reno L. Says-Ravaioli-Slim and dark; the Cesar Romero in the miniature of the company; he is the Mail Dept. and is very strict; you call for your mail at the proper time -or else. He does a thorough job and has an excellent mem OI'Y Tojo decided he'd go to war But now his plans are waxing sore. He says "Tojo in a rut-Americans learn to keep mouth shut!" S-2 AWUTC PORTRAIT No. 14: Sgt. Milton A Goldberg-Tall and pleasingly plump: really a Vision in Coveralls which are his working clothes. H e is a competent, efficient supply sergeant; knows his job and gets results for the EM. PORTRAIT No. 15: T/ Frank A. Fimowicz-Short, s to c k y, fullfaced Supply Man; hard working, congenial and co-operative; knows supply and is well liked. One of his major pleasures is "eatiJ?g"; two rations each day would JUSt about suffice. This battalion is very proud of T / 5 John J Brogger, the star of Saturday' s football game between the Rebels and the Yankees; he did a grand job in the backfield aod was a major factor in th{! victory of the Rebels. He works in S-3 of this headquarters. "AIR-WAC" Corporal Mary G. Callahan, West Roxbury, Mass., assistant clerk of the Ration Board, Personal Affairs Section, Drew Field, Tampa, helps a sergeant with his rationing problems in one of the l -ongest lines on the base. He is just one of hundreds of enlisted men and officers served by the Ration Board staff, consisting of C-orporal Callahan, Chief Clerk Garland C. Porterfield, Durham, N. C., and clerks Cpl. Pauline T. Malahan, Torrington, Conn., and Private first class Ernest North, Altoona, Penna. 570th Serves Doughnuts, Men Get Half Holiday Seemingly, this week is "doughnut week." We had quite a few doughnuts in chow the past week and heard the announcers of bakery-sponsored programs on the air say it was national "Doughnut week." We don' t want to seem rude, but just give us that folding "dough." Four days since payday, and how many of us remember the 31st and the green grass we received? DeSoto Men News for Drew from Company D, 570th SAW 'Bn. Have you read that LeotardS are slowly becoming the fashion among the "glamor girls"? They don' t have a d arn thing over T / 5 Matthews and his 'Long Johns! ... Running a close second to Matthews is Pfc. Compton, who is looking forward to November 5. The reason? The little woman is coming to spend a short vacation. Speaking of wives, T/4 Hopp ALMOST acquired a wife while on a recent furlough. Yet, in de CPL. FREDERICK F. DAVIS spair, he claims the Army is his first love! Fire on Range; Carter Top Shot I know you Camp DeSoto Technician 5th Grade Eichhorn fellows want j;o know who can advise anyone on what the were the high scorers on the well dressed camofleur will wear. h It is rumored that he's a descenrange last week. Well, ere dent of Sitting Bull ... leastwise they are. Topping the list upon his return from 'th a score of 156 was Pfc. school the evenmg, o!le WI would have claimed he was SitLeo L Carter. ting Bull. Running second, third, BIKE FOR JEEP fourth and fifth were Pfc. Did you know that our friend Simpson 149, Pfc. Applin and fello.w soldier Pfc. 146 Pf C t Alf d 145 traded !ns message center Jeep m c. ar er re for a bicycle? and Pfc. Williams 141. The leading Maggie's Drawers champs were T / 5 Morris and Pvt. Maddox. Better luck next time, champs. CONDUCT AWARDS All those fellows were presented prizes for. their excellent scores except of course, the champs of the lower division. B esides high scoring prizes being awarded, good conduct and drivers medals were awarded. The following EM received good conduct ribbons: T /Sgt. Pearmen, T/4th Fields, T/5 Featherstone, T/5 Hodges, T / 5 Morris, T / 5 Mote, T / 5 Smaugh, and Pfc. Braxton. Fields, Featherstone, Hodges, Mote, R. Smith and Delancey received the drivers' medal. The merchanics' medal was awarded to T / 5 Nostrand. I' sincerely hope the men who did not receive any award will strive to do better next time. That goes for me too. The Camp DeSota Basketball team makes its debut Wednesday night at MacDill Field. They will play the 8th Avn. Tr. Sq. Team. I know the majority of you fellows will not be able to attend the game, but you can be with us in spirit, if not in flesh. How about that mess? NEWCOMERS Camp DeSota has some new fellows now, the 916th Qm Platoon. We extend them our best wishes, and hope that they will enjoy themselves here. W e know that they will soon be as good as the rest of the QM that i s here. Remember fellows, the fighting Quartermasters are still tops in the area. Especially on the basketball court. Some more general news items of the 570th wna:t were T/5 Mucky and T/4 Molloy so gay about when seen in ihe park in St. Petersburg last Saturday? Did you ever see M/Sgt. Titone running around in the morning? Pretty picture it is to see him at that time. There seems to be a GI in our outfit who gets up about 3 o'clock in the morning to put coal on the stove. Private Bill Boyland is, doing a good job as custodian of our Day room. How about the lieutenant who always hollers out to anyone and everyone whenever he misses a stab in a volley ball game? Killer, huh? Off we go into the wild blue yonder ... g<;>Od luck to Cpl. Greene, who has left us for training with the air cadets. Saturday the 570th had a half holiday! GI Joe's put the day to good use by sleeping. What. you won' t go through to get two bits. There's a Jawn in Co. A who tried to borrow "ten" and wound up with a greedy acceptance of a quarter. SS OFFICE TOPS The 570th SpeCial Service Offi cer is rated tops by the fellows of his organization. His talks on current events are really worth hearing. Good work, Lt. D e Lutis Just why is Cpl. Phelps called the working girl' s boy friend? Will the lady with the lucky number please come up and claim him? Attention: Mysterious WAC. Certain members of the 570th want to why the WAC' s don't hit our area when they are looking for the best dressed EMs in camp (THE CONCEITED BRATS!) Who were the Gis who shined 1 s t Sgt. Guido's shoes Saturday and wound up with KP Sunday?


PAGE TWELVE DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 46th Group Picks as BOY SCOUT HAROLD BEASLEY, 13, has been adopted by the 46th Bomb croup as its mascot, and he is as happy as an East Side kid just selected batboy for the New York Yankees. Like most boys, Beasley is airplane-happy. His brother, (j. g.) W. C. Beasley, a pilot, has been reported missing in ac tion in the Southwest Pacific. LIEUTENANT COLONEL Robert V DeShazo, group commander, explains to Beasley the meaning of the 46th's Beasley became mascot cifter he had written a letter to Third Air Force Headquarters, which referred him to Drew Field. A BOY'S DREAM comes true. Beasley gets the coveted opportunity of sitting at the controls of a real warplane. E x plaining the controls of the A-20 is Captain Georg e C. McEihoe, commanding officer of the 50t h Fighter Bomber Sq., who saw much action in Africa. Beasley's brother-in-law, Captain B B. Johnson, is a B-26 pilot formerly stationed at MacDill Field. Drew Field Quiz Show National Mag What goes on at these "Sergeant Quiz" programs you've been hearing so much about? Many Drew Field soldiers have attended one or more [;) sessions o f this interesting new feature, spon '=H sored by the War Orientation Department of :.;=_: A WUTC, and have agreed that the program is both entertaining and instructive. ,,:,: This week's issue of Collier's carried an ;') illustrated feature written by Sgt. Innis Brom \'; field, describing the "Sergeant Quiz" program "'-'' as it was formerly conducted at Camp Kohler, Calif., where it originated, and as it is now new ':) here. The program has been transferred to. Drew .' Field, where Lt. Fred Babbin and T /Sgt. Fred Friendly conduct it under the direction of Brig. '\ Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Commanding General of A WUTC. Because the program here is the same one which was formerly held at Camp \'[ Kohler, with a few innovations, such as cartons [:} of cigarettes for members of the winning team, and a door prize for the nearest correct answer to a question asked everyone in. the audience, the ECHOES has received permission from Collier's to reprint the article. 3 PROGRAMS THIS WEEK The "Sergeant Quiz" stage shows began here last week, and the schedule for the remainder of this week, liste d with units which will partici ) pate, follows: .. Today, 1 p .m., Rec. Hall _No. l-2d Train-ing Bn. Friday, 8:30 a .m., Rec. Hall N o 1-5th Training Bn., Hq. & Sig. Co., 9th Fighter Command, 552d, 59 1st, and Det. 27 Friday, 7:30 p .m., Hall No. 2-Co. A and Hq. & Hq., 4th Training Bn., 576th, 584th, 553d, 569th and 765th. The article taken from Collier' s follows: "VOT iss your serial number?" growls Tech Sergeant ;Friendly, putting on a thick, menacing .. German accent. "How many machine guns in ; ; :::; your company? Vot iss your rank?" Private Bill ;::''[ Jones, up to bat on the Sergeant Quiz program, ; knows that if he' s taken prisoner in battle, he is allowed to tell his name, rank, and serial number only. Any other questions Sergeant Friendly .. asks him he regretfully declines to answer. Basic training in the Army isn' t all foxholes and ::( rifle marksmanship. or KP and calisthenics. For besides turning out the best-equipped and [ ;\ best-trained human weapon in the world, the / U S. A. Army of 1943 is sporting the world's ii best-informed soldier. The Army Orientation [:';: Course helps do it. Today, when Private Jones r: of Yankton, South Dakota, gets an A P .O. ad dress, his brains are as ready to "go across" as his reflexes. :.,:, Bill knows, for instance, that China was first to go to war with the Axis, and that Czechoslo vakia fell to Hitler because of "appeasement." ')[ The orientation lectures Bill heard during === gave him the background of the war he' s goi.ng to win.. He admits he wasn't sure six months ago j'ust when or why Grea t Britain declared .. ,:.: war on Germany. Now he has a good grasp of ({ World War II chronology, and a pretty well f; rounded notion of what the democracies are up (i to. And up against. Bill also knows a lot about l[) the Four Freedoms. [/[KEEPING TAB ON ENEMY I.Q.s was this idealful noncom who gave birth to the "Sergeant Quiz" program, pet product of the Orientation Branch. Here's how the show works. Every Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, a com,,,., pany of Signal Corps trainees double-times ')j into the post's War Department theater and {! seats itself in four sections-according to platoons. The boys have just completed their basic (; Army training and are ready to be tested on:=) what they know. Instead of a long written exii amination, the men battle for honor and glory :fl on a fast-moving quiz program. This is cut :,) neatly from the pattern of radio I.Q. contests; '''''i to fit the subjects .:t Sergeant Friendly (now of AWUTC Special Service-Ed) takes the meaty part of Sergeant1 Quiz. He picks a tea m of ten men at random from each platoon and gathers them around him on the stage. ANSWERS ARE GRADED One at a time the contestants stand up be fore the mike and the footlights to do or die for the old platoon. Sergeant Quiz fires a hundred and twenty questions at them in rotationthirty questions per team, three questions per man. A jury of three officers keeps score, awarding five points for a perfect answer, down to a goose egg for a miss. At the end of the show there's loud applause .for the platoon whose quiz kids knock down high score. One contestant is alwq.ys delegated to perform as a sentry on night guard duty. He has to challenge Sergeant Quiz, who impersonates anyone from a saboteur caught red-handed to a rookie who can' t locate his barracks. The encounter doesn' t always result in .five points for the contestant p l a;ying guard. He'll be graded off if ye yells "Halt!" in a bashful whimper, of if he lets the sergeant "pull his rank" on him. "Who do you think you are, telling me to halt?" Sergeant Quiz sometimes barks. "I'm a sergeant. You're nothing but a private." The poor sentry is apt to be snowed under by this kind of talk, and as many as three or four contestants may go down to defeat before one steps up who' s ready to shoot first and be intimidated afterward. Another regular feature is making "blanket rolls." Men from each do this simultaneously. They have to work fast and in close quarters, each man rolling up his blanket and tent pegs inside his "shelter half" (half the canvas for a two-man Army pup tent), turning out a tight, compact roll. The judges then toss these in the air to see what will happen when they hit the deck. A badly made roll will spill open at once, causing untold embarrassment. The platoon whose man flubs his "blanket roll" is a disgruntled platoon. WHEN FOUR-BITS BOUNCES Perhaps the most ambitious stunt of all on the Sergeant Quiz show is m aking up an Army bed G I. style. In preparation for this, the company brings to the theater a regular Army cot, plus sheets, blankets, comforter, pillow and pillow case. And at stage center, before the eyes of all, a man from one of the teams is detailed by Se1 'geant Friendly to make up the bed in Out at Camp Kohler, California-the West-the traditional highly involved Army manner. ern Signal Corps Replacement Training Cen-When the job is done, the judges come forward ,.,:.: ter-Army Orientation is going great guns. Ten, and very seriously gather around to consider to fifteen lectures a week, frequent showings of the bed's merits. The famed test of an accept War Department movies, a daily news broad-ably made bed i s to toss a 50-cent piece on it. cast, and the preparation of basic-training tests If the coin bounces, that' s proof the blanket is ':) keep the staff of the WSCRTC' s Orientation taut-and there go five juicy points to the Branch well up on its toes. First Lt. Gilbert champion chambermaid of Company X! Edward Clark, present chief of the branch, Camp Kohler's Sergeant Quiz program is was a graduate instructor in journalism and packing 'em in week after week, as company typography at the University of Syracuse be-after company of U S soldiers move ahead '\ fore the war. Now he's telling future Army from their basic instruction to specilaized Sig radio operators and telephone linemen how nal Corps training at the WSCRTC. Tech S er global war works, and what cooks in the upper geant Friendly's invention is a handy new stories of German and Jap soldiers. wrinkle in the great, f l exible fabric of training Lieutenant Clark' s first assistant is Tech Sgt. America' s sonpower for war-of sending Bill Fred Friendly, a big boy who thinks his home Jones of Yankton into combat a thoroughly town of Providence, R I., is the greatest city prepare d soldier and an unde.rstanding soldier. in the world, and that Cher Ami, the Army's It' s on account of well-planned propositions World War I carrier-pigeon hero, is its grea test like the Sergeant Quiz program that Bill Jones, .. ,., bird. Sergeant Friendly's full-steam radio per-besides knowing how to fight, likes knowing sonality was quite a favorite ove r New Eng-how to fight. When you stir up enthusiasm land' s Yankee network. At Camp Kohler, it with ability, you g e t skill. 2nd Training Camouflage Now 'On Own' Dunsmore patterned on the gener a l theory curriculum of the Fifth Training N med Assst t Battalion School will be followed. a I an Nearly 100 students of the Sec-f .. h I ond Training Battalion have gotIre mars a ten the rudiments of camouflage here in the school. After a n intensive training Lt. James D Dunsmore, Signal pe1:iod in the Fifth Training Bat-Corps officer, was named assistant tallon Camouflage S chool, the' Gl Baby Born at 8:12 AM I D F ld f" -h 1 th" cadre of the newly organ-lew l e ue mat., a lS I ized Second Training B attalion Gets Bond From Mayor week and began immediately to Camouflage School has at last inspect areas. decided to try their own wings. NEW YORK.-(CNS) B e -Announcement of the appoint-The Second Battalion School cause Pamela Claire FitzMaurice ment was made by Capt. R. W. will have own demonstration area was born at exactly 8:12 a.m. she G odfrey, base fire marshal. and instructors and be separately will get a $100 war bond free Lieutenant Dunsmore was a administered. from Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. safety inspector in civilian life, Lt. Harold G. Malin, a graduate The mayor h a d promised to give working with the Cleveland, 0., of Walterboro and the Fifth the bond to' any baby born at Safety Council and the National Training Battalion School will that hour whose father was a ser-Safety Council. skipper the new organization. vice man. Pamela' s old man is He has specialized in gas proSeveral non-commissioned of-Ensign James J FitzMaurice, sta-tective equipment and modern ficers also trained in the Fifth tioned at Norfolk. safety devices.


LOST AND FOUND PVT. KESSLER-You can have that date now! Call at Base Theater. Numb e r 4, with proper identification. of course, and pick up your billfold. with money and important papers. Ask for the operator. ADDRESS BOOK lost in area of 3rd Reporting Co.. 501st, E. 1st and J. about October 25th. REWARD to the lucky guy who finds it. Contact Pfc. Francis L. Geddes. 3rd Reporting Co., 501st. A BLACK !eather wallet lost in the 53rd Bomb. Sq. area. Not concerned with money contained but papers and wallet are of great personal importance. Finder please return. Pfc. Robert J Fluche. 53rd Bomb. Sq., Drew Field. FOUND-C.I.'O. Serviceman's Manual. Name of Werner Stolp, Rt. 1, Decatur, Ind. Name of outfit not given in manual. Lose r may stop by Chapel No. 4, 2nd St. & Ave. "L" and get book. Good addresses are included. Don' t rush. Cpl. Herbert A. Russell, Gr. Obs .. 571st SAW Bn., Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. .-J you're missing a pair of trousers r ) which you I eft in Chaplain Law-. ) nee's car when he drove you fmm "-? rew to Tampa in the latter part of September, you may have 'em by quoting your serial number to Chap lain Lawrence. Ph. 672. LOST-One hub-cap from 1939 Studebake r automobile. Priorities and metal shortages make this item hard to re-DREW FIELD ECHOES, TH.URSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 DREW FIELD ECHOES ClASSIFIED ADS GET RESULTS a -II II THAN l ..... f'/t:. /?. ..;-;,u,..P!J,t''! "I said W-A X not WACS, Private Wolf!" TRANSPORTATION WANTED-To pool cars St. Pete to Drew. hours seven a m. to Eix p.m. Call St. Pete 58-754. Pfc. R. A Young, 766th SAW Co. WANTED-Four more officers. li vi n g in the v icinity of Ballast Point Sec tion. n ear the Yacht Club. Tampa, who would like to share in a car pool. Please call Lt. James D. Dunsmore, Ph. 275. WANTED-Riders from Clearwater to Drew. daily. Will arrive at Dre w eight o'clock. and leave at fhe. Only $3 weekiy for this safe. sen s ibl e prompt method of going back and forth. Con tact Lt. Metcalf. Ph. 25R LADY wishes transportation from Tampa to N e w Orleans. or intermediate point, Jacksonville or Pensaco l a. Can help drive. Share expenses. L eave some time during first 'week of November. Mrs. E. B. Scott. Station Hospital X-Ray Department. Ext. 774. or Tampa S-2831. GOING on furlough to New York City soon? Have very nice proposition. Would be ideal for married man & wife going to New York City on furlough, who'd like to drive back, getting a gander at the coastal scenery Reply to 2nd SAW Tng. Bn .. Special Service Dept., in own handwriting. PAGE THIRTEEN HELP WANTED WANT to make your Christmas spend ing money? You can do it, quickly and easily, if you're a projectionist, cashier. ticket-taker, or janitor. Off duty work. Lt. May, Theatre No. 3 is the guy to see. V'ANTED-A .lucious WAC ... One with charm and poise and personality. A WAC that would be content with a lonely T 5 Write. wire. or run, to Cpl. AI Panetz, 503 SA WR, 1 Reporting Co. MISCELLANEOUS WANTED-Partner in Jewish delica tessen. located in or near Tampa. I am willing .to go share and share alike on initial expenses. Have d e sirable si.te in mind. Contact imme diately. Max Gordon, Staff Sergeant, 53rd Bomb. Squadron. MENDING is no problem for you guys without wives. if you'll shove your troubles off on the officers' wives. Each Tuesday before ten, at Chapel No. 1, those lovely ladies will collect your sewing, and return it to you in tip-top shape. place. Will finder please .notify Lt. FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY W. E. Smith at 746th Sig. AW Co.? ----------------------------------WOULD like to contact anyone going PARENTS or visiting sweeties spend a to Bradenton daily. Would prefer pleasant three days at the guest transportation both ways. Leave house. Comfort is our watch-word, and camp around 5 p.m. and must return they'll enjoy a visit on the field. Con by 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. Will pay nominal tact Miss Nicks or Miss Leland. the sum to anyone desiring an extra pas-Enlisted Men's Service Club, Ph. 897, senger. Please contact at once. Sgt. to make reservations. Jr.. Det. 5 501 THE golf course is for every man on STERING silver identification bracelet. lost between P.X. No. 1 & 8th. St. Engraved "George G. Johnson." If found. p!iz return to the Special Service Ofnce. before my girl friend finds out I've lost it. WANTED Blond soldier misplace d after last week's Halloween party. HE was an adorable girl-sweet. too. Name: Corporal Moon,. driver LOST in 710th SAW Co: Bradenton, Camp Weatherford. black billfold with pictures (ahh!) and. papers. Finde r (my fingers are crossed) please return to Pvt. Erwin Molthen, 566th SAW, 4th and L. Lost around Sep tember 20th. BARRACKS bag lost. Serial No. 32886147. n ame Benjamin Negrin. If found. please contact Base Dental Clinic. Thanks!. WILL the lieutenant who found a GI raincoat in his car after giving lift t o five soldiers Friday evening, Sept. 17. please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo. Ph. 436, Vault Section. AWUTC Hqs. Coat can be identified by serial No. 0824 in collar. WILL person who lost pistol belt and canteen cover with name starting with M -. lost on bus stop at 1st and N. please see T/5 Friedman, 766th SAW Co Ph. 596 FOUND A silver cigarette lighter. bearing an engraved name, (But we ain't a-gonna tell what name it is!) If you've lost it, and can't go on without it. tell your troubles to Chap lain Trenery, Chapel No. 8 and he'll produce the lighter. A WALLET lost in the vicinity of the Air Corps Officers' Club. Not concerned with money contained. but please return the pa;:oers. Lt. Frank J. Milewski. S-1 A WUTC. LOST-A brown envelope containing kodak snapshots taken in St. last Sunday. Lost either in Service Club or on way to East Gate. RE WARD. Pfc. Orland Sheheland. 737th SAW Co. LOST-Brown leather billfold, somewhere near Company "B" of the 1st Signal A W Training Battalion. Con tains money and papers of great value. engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W. Fix. Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn. FOUND-Wheel. tire and tube at First St. and B Ave Owner may recover same by identifying at MP Hqs 8th and E Sts this post. Its welfare is your busi MOTOROLA car radio. practically new. SOURED, doughty, dignified, diligent DESIRE RIDE to and from Drew neB s. Help to keep it in shape and built for CHRYSLER product. sergeant would like pair of rose-col-Field. office hours eight to five. Viget your exerc.ise at the same time. .Call Lt. Henderson. 840 ext. 53. David ored g lasses. Can stand life no longer cinity of Genessee and Florida Ave. Cut a row, then swing a club. Lt. D Henderson. 1st Lt. C. E., 1873rd without them. Forward same to 717 nues. Call Nanc y Ramsey, Drew Metcalf. Ph. 258, is the man who Eng. Avn. Battalion. North "A" St .. where Sgt. Carpenter Field extension 814. knows the ropes. will receive gratefully, and reward _______ '36 FORD phaeton in darn good work-you sufficient!)'. ing order. New motor and new tires, ________ and just $385. Call Lt. Gordon, Ph. 336 WIRE o r wooden hangers. at almost any price. This is really an emerGOOD engagement ring, size 6. Almost gene):: three shirts on each hanger is new. PriCe $40 cash. I have a good a little too heavy. Call Pfc. Zika. personal reason for parting with the _.:.W.:...:.:A:..:C:.:_::a.:.t...:P:...::h.:.. ...:2:..:3:..:1.:... --------ring, but I ain't a-gonna tell you what it is. Call or write me at Hotel WOULD like to chug along the roads Calhoun, 27-372 Bradenton, Florida, in my own little auto. Would you after 5:30. Pfc. Marlin A Smith, 571st like to sell one? If so, call or write SAW Bn .. Company. B. Lt. Arthur Sette!, Base Intelligence Section. Sarasota Army Air Base. 1938 OLDSMOBILE. excellent con-Sarasota. T elephone 2531, ext. 202. dition, five good tires, never been out of Florida. Phone St. Petersburg 9548, PIANO accordion in good condition. Mrs. Young. J. Ley, Quartermaster. Write me size, make and price. Pvt. WORLD'S best buy. Purchase at Base E. Gerard, 720th SAW. Finance Office or any post office. Ruy PLEASE. please report any available now for your future and that of your sewing machine to tl1e WACs. Will country. What's the product? WAR pay any price for anything that runs, BO:!';pensive. Call Cpl. L. Maltz, Ph. 495. A GOOD set of wedding rings almost brand new_ Price $40 cash. Call after 7 p.m. Pfc. Chuck Messies, Med. Det. Dept., Bks. D-2. A WELL-FURNISHED master bed-room in officer's house in Clear water. Good neighbO!;hood. located. Call Lt. C. A. Lundy, phone Clearwater 6313 Athletic Paez of 314th Hils Low Ebb in Sports By SGT_H.B.BURLESON Cpl. "He-man" Paez, base personnel of the 314th who was recently restricted to the Post for one week because of a Goof-off act he while at Physical Training, is in dire shape over his six lady friends in the Tampa district. It was noted at the Friday last Physical Training periqd that said "He-man" Paez was unable to play a successful game of volleyball due to his preoccupation. One of the members of the Base =----=-----------Photo Lab is now in :r-rew Y?rk materials worked with will be for the purpose of takmg a bnde. taken into consideration the chow He will return Nov, 4, 1943 and of Kitchen No. 3 has been so. will be accompanied by his new bad that all the fellows in the partner. Congratulations! corpo-organization have died of undei ral, and may your new hfe be a nourishment. happy one_ With the coming of the month, 1938 DODGE: four-door sedan. Phil co radio, heater. good tires: darned good mechanical condition. Call 259 until 1700 EWT. After that, give a buzz to H-33004. Sgt. Wargo, Lmk Tramer, S/Sgt. Gordon will no longer be to on among the single group. He will FOUR or five naif-way decent tires. tl f h t d attached to a half-way decent car, in le VISI.on a air cu m mm be on a honeymoon-furlough half-wa y decent running order. Hope it Somethmg happened, however, during the early days of Novemdition. See Lt. Richardson. Bttilding isn't a gas 'n' erl eater. Might eve n and said sergeant was seen walk-ber_ 5 A 2 E d N A II pay $100 to $150 for a good deal. d th d g 'th a 4. at ast 1st an ve .. or ca Corporal Caesar Purini, Ward B. sta-1ng own e main ra -WI Tampa H-24144. tion hospital. WAC on his arm. Tell us, Sgt., 1941 STUflEBAKER. two-door sedan. have the .. WACs started cutting Pre-war tires : brings back more CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil.. h t ? p!'easant memories! Good condition. but will pay cash for anything suit-. air lll Lt. Price Heads A. W. Laff Parade Phone M /Sgt. Haga. 53rd Bomb Squad-able for photographing Florida scenery Also in the Link department, ron. Tel. 450. plus Florida girls. Call Lt. Robert F. S/Sgt. William Cahill has recentCOMPLETE matched set of Hagen Tennant. Ph. 60 1. ly returned from school in Tex-Lt. John Shelton Price, known golf clubs. This set is brand new. SMALL suitcase or traveling bag, suit-. as. Someone is going to see red as John Shelton when he was a and has never been whisked at a ball. able for f urlough. Send card or call on because of that rocker you are civilian and a movie actor, will Naturally, I have a good personal Pfc Richard Adams Ward B 19 St reason for parting with 'em. Pvt. tiori Hospital. a-wearing, but there is not much headlin'e Sunday evening's A.W. Louis Marvin, AWUTC Hqs Provost -----=------------he can do about it now. Laff Parade, to be held at 8 _M_a_r_sh_al __ s_e_c_ti_o_n_. _________ 1 OFFICER'S dress overcoat, size about While reading over a copy of o'clock in Rec. Hall No. 1. 1939 CHRYSLER sedan. Good tires. 37 Will' pay r.eason 'able price. Contact the Drew Field Echoes recently Mus1'c w1 'll be furn1'shed by the Lt. Bradlin. Hq. Co. 503d SA WR. excellent mechanical condition. Call Phone 575. it was noted that one of the A.W. dance band, with Gloria Sergeant Gatten. Phone 807 Mess Hallsin the Signal Corps Wood 'as vocalist, and comedy will SMALL sailboat. complete. A bargain! USED "Taylor" tot" or "baby LOST-Wallet containing valuable pa-May be seen by appointment. Maj. stroller." Call Clearwater 6630 or see Area was given commendation be dished out by T/4 Harry Johnpers and identification. William M Lynch, Station Hospital, Ext. 703. Lt. Dively, Co. B. 553rd S.A.W. Bn .. for services rendered. It will son, T /5 Joe Kenealy and Pfc. Chambers, 1st Lt.. M C. 501st SAW. at Largo. also be noted that Kitchen No. 3 Jules Getlin. The t>rogram is i n LOST-Prescription sun glasses. lost on 1937 PONTIAC four-door sedan. Perf h 314th B H d t 1 f Lt C K D' t h Field. Address on case. E. 59th feet motor. gcJod tires. new paint job, ARGUS C-3 camera. or a comparable o t e ase ea quar ers c 1arge o 1e sc s creet. New York City. If found. please all added accessories. Swell car for camera. for a sensible price. If you and Air Base Squadron has re:._ return to Pvt J Harmon. Army some lucky guy. Can be seen at 1217 need cash and not a camera. call 287 c ed the same award' of com First Dorothy Auman Emergencv. Relief. Hos Annex Bldg.. Tampa Bay Blvd. after 5:30 p.m. and let's dicker. eivd t' 1 th L -f of the Keesler FI'eld WAC de-Pfc. A. A. DeFelice (or inquire 408th men a IOn p us e eg10n o St" and B. motor pool garage). UP TO $100 cash for good "Martin" or Merit from Colonel Asp. tachment, has beaten male Gis LOST in Theater No. 3: Wallet con"Gibson" guitar. Call "Mack," Ext. Although T/Sgt. Lewis cannot three times in bowling tourna:-. taining money and valuable papers. 459 or S ;Sgt. McLaughlin. Hq. Co., b tt Finder ulease return to Pfc. Frank PERSONALS 5th SAW Trn. Bn. Kitchen No_ 29. always please everyone, if ments. Her average IS e er Ortiz. Company D 563d Sig. AW Bid. No. 5A-22. factor of number of men fed and than 140_ Battalion. REWARD wouD like to find soldier whose I CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE clothing is stamped "B-1 282." He left owe me my fee. The Green Baboon a WILL Gilbert Leighton. Pfc., 503rd, /'rial. Thursday, October 7th. Mrs. and AI Panetz, Cpl. 503rd, please D Mountain. 489 11th Ave .. St Pete. over with you. Taylor's Twin. LOST-One silver identification brace-WILL James Roper please call "Sal" let inscribed John Hadley S h elton. If at 294 after November 7th? Would found please return to Pfc. Shelton: like another ride in that sm-ooooth Sqdn automobile! IF THE soldier' from Oakland. CaliWILL the WAC name d Betty who said fornia. who left his swim trunks in she was from Minneapolis p lease come the automobile of the woman who to the Service Club dance again next Monday evening. The First Sergeant gave him a lift from Clearwater to she kept calling "Handsome" wants to Tampa October 11th. w!ll call Mr!'. d 'th h Alice Virella. 2713 Morgan St.. he'll ance WI er agam. get them back. LIEUTENANT HART, please come L...::.O:.S:._T...:_::.::T::::h-re=e=fl:.::_a_t_k_e_y_s_in--b-ro_w_n_ z_i_p l back to Jacksonville. All is forgiven. per case. Am tired of sleeping on OSCAR. you neve.r finished teaching Tampa park bench. If you find 'em. me that Conga. I've been practicing phone Lt. Mashamkin. Ext. 436. one-two-three kick! for weeks. If you LOST-Barracks bag in area between would like to give me another lesson, 2nd & 3rd on "N" Ave. T l5 Carl the number is 258. Weise, Hqs. & Pl. Co .. 564th SAW Bn. WOULD Lt. Sydney Hooovitz please write to Elsie at Harding Field, Baton WILL person who found Yllllow leather Rouge, 'Louisiana? portfolio in Service Club Monday night olease return to Hostess Office ADAM CEDRICS. please drop in at the Pvt. Rbt.,J 571st Sig. A.W Base Motor Pool some evening soon. Bn. Co. C That fishing date is still open. Elmer FOR RENT HOUSE WANTED-Will any officer vacating a house in Clearwater or Clearwater Beach. with at least two bedrooms. advise Major Strickler. Ph. Davis. GIVE AWAY ANY old radios around you're not using? Leaving the field, and don't want to. drag them a long? The 2nd Trng. Battalion will .accept !o.ud. speakers. chassis. and any other parts you can spare. Radio classes learn by FREE WANT AD FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY PERSONNEL IN DREW FIELD ECHOES BASE SPECIAL SERVICE. OFFICE, 8th & "B" Ad Classification Name Org. Classifications e FOR SALE e WANTED TO BUY e SWAPS e TRANSPORT AT ION e GIVE-AWAYS e LOST AND FOUND e MISCELLANEOUS e FOR RENT e PERSONALS e HELP WANTED TWO rooms. completely private. onehalt block from Clearwater beach. Large, comfortable home. Inquire Lt. Hutner. Ph. 430 (Drew Field). reassembling. Contact Lt. Adams, Ph. .. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;J 326. .,


PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 DAVISCOASTGUARDSTARBACKFIELD AW Rebels Trip THE STARTING BACKFIELD of the Davis Island Coast Guard football team represents plenty of gridiron experience. These backs, who will be seen here Saturday afternoon in a battle with the Drew Field gridders, are, left to right: Trela, halfback; King, fullback; Meader, halfback, and Orlando, quarterback. So, if you want to see some high-class football, don't miss Saturday afternoon's battle. The starting lineups: DREW FIELD POS. COAST G 'RD Cripps o r Pritz le Lynch Plays Jefferson In Night Game The first n ight game of the sea-H encke n c F e r g u s son will be played Thursday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m., when Plant and Je-Roone y qb Orlando ferson tangle at Phillips Field. Baran lh M eade r Ad t 1 30 Brogge r rh Trel a miSSion o service peop e IS O g d e n fb King cents. What's Wrong With This Picture? evening was between Sgt. Rex .Johnson, 164 pounds and Cpl. C. Cisco of Drew, 185 pounds. This bout was an exhibition match. The boys sparred around for the first two rounds putting Yankee Gridders As Attend 2 4 7 30


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 PAGE FIFTEEN Yogo Pick s lfish Over Arm y YOGO'S TOP GAMES F OR WEEK-END NAVY 'WILL BOW TO T/1 PENN QUAKERS. THE OF PURDUE WILL OVERPOWER. MINNESOTA's GOPHERS. [jtf} TO /} Chief Mogul Names Tilts In Grid Pick By YOGO, OF YOGI Now that my and rival, Yogi, is drowning his sorrows over his mystic inability to pick pigskin winners, I take. pen and ink and come out with 10 sure-fire grid games for this weekend and 10 tasteful cartons of cigaretes for lucky Drew soldiers. 7 POINT EDGE All week I have been dreaming of bugles which implies, according to my infallible system of prophesy, that Army will lose 147 when they count cadence against THIRD FC TOUCH TEAM Qualifying Round of Golf the Irishmen. DRUBS 69TH AF. 14-0 In Tourney Now on Here Notre's Great Dames are tops in my rocking chair $Ystem. They're next .to USC for national honors and Army, although strong, won't stack rifles By SGT. JOE RARUS Play in the first Drew Field golf championship started with them. Subbing for th_ e 801st Chemical Co. team, which Monday continues through Saturday. I've been told. by cynical dropped out of the Base Touch Football League after suffer-There still is time for officers members of the Echoes staff, d f t 't t I f th th H & H T mpa Football and enlisted men .to enter the 'that this is my last week unless 1ng a e ea m 1 s 1m 1a _game o e season, e q. q a first qualifying round, Lt. Charles Squadron, Third Fighter Command footballers chalked up a Lyons, Base physical training of I produce. The;r're even-plan-win in their first appearance defeating the 69th Air Force Schedule Gtven ficer, said ... Con_testants may enter ning to bring In Yoga if I fail. up to tee-off time, but all scores Yoga is half sister of Yogi who Band aggregatiOn by a 14-0 score. for the 18-hole qualifying round is ninth cousin to me and her The Third Fighters showed For the convenience of Drew must be completed by Saturday predictions are marvelous. Only plenty of scoring power in theii: the league leaders tackle the 903d Field soldiers who are interested evening. hastily-welded squad, and are Quartermaster team and are fav-There is no entry fee, of course I, Yogo, am better. considered likely contenders for ored to retain their untarnished in high school football the and all equipment is furnished Navy meets Pennsylvania this the league championship. The record, while the Third Fighter ECHOES lists games scheduled at without charge by the Base spe-Saturday in anotlrer sticker. Rockteam joined the league upon short clashes with the 314th "B" .team, Phillips Field. cial service office. ing Chair pop gurglJ!S out a win notice, and with only one prac-and the 314th "A" squad meets Service men are admitted to the Competition in the tourney for for the Old Quaker 14 to 7. tice session before its initial game. the 69th Atr Force Band. games for 3o cents.. division honors starts Sunday andy BEARS TOUG_ H The squad played well and in the Starting off with a .handicap of continues through next Saturda future will be the dark horse of one defeat againSt their record as Tomorrow-Plant vs .. Jefferson. evening. Yale. may be the home of the the circuit. a result of replacing the 801st November 12-Hi1lsborough vs. The tournament is being run in bluebloods but the Brown Bears The first score in the opening Chemical Co., which had a record Lee. four divisions: Air Corps officers, are going to sink their teeth i'n contest came as a result of a short of 0 for 1, the Third. Fighter boys November 18 .Jefferson vs. Signal Corps officers, Air Corps 14 to 7 when they chew turf this pass in the flat, Mullins to jefare determined to make a strong Ocala. enlisted men, and Signal Corps Saturday. fery, the latter galloping the re-bid :{or the first. round title. Two N b 19--Jesuit vs. Fort enlisted nien. Other scores for this week-end maining 10 yards for the score. A rounds of five games each are in ovem er The winner in each flight wil which are written on a wing and pass, Palumbo to Sitarz, made the offing for the 'season, and a Myers. compete in a foursome to decide a prayer plus pop are: Holy Cross the extra-point good, for a 7-0 playoff between the winners of. November 20--Plant vs. Clear-the Drew Field champion. All 21, Temple 0; Columbia 21, Dart-score. each round will decide the Base water. play is medal. mouth 14; Duke 2. 7, North Caro-b If th champions in a post season game. November 25--Hillsborough vs. Last-minute entrants may reg-lina State 13; Loujsiana State 33, In t e second, ha e wmners G -T ch 20 UCLA 13 D 1 chalked up another touchdown The Third Fighter squad tanPlant. ister with Lt. Lyons at the Base eorgia e ; e for good measure, on a long pass gles with the 314th "B" team Clip this schedule and keep it Special Service Office, 8th St Monte Navy 12; Chicago Cards from Palumbo to Mullins, the lat-Friday evening, and will set1d the in your wallet for ready referbetween Aves. A and B or with 14, Brooklyn 7. ter making a brilliant catch and following nien into the fray: Ends, ence. Capt. Van Sistine, A WUTC speDrew winners on last running 30 yards for the touchStaiger and Sitarz; tackles, Wahl cial service officer. Lt. Lyons' week's footbaU contest were down. Staiger took a neat pass and center, Wochinske; telephone .number is 429, while mailed cartons of cigarets. Rules from Palumbo for the extra point, quarterback, Palumbo; halfbacks, Here's the standings in the Capt. Van Sistine may be reached this week are the sarrie. Only making the final count, 14-0. Mullins and Selby, and fullback, Base Touch Football League: at 810 one coupton may be submitted After two weel{s of competition, Jeffery. Reserves who will see by each -soldier. Scores must the league shows _promise of ereplentY of action are Fiore and W. L. Pet. Lieutenant John Kimbrough be given, and all serV'ice men or. ating interest among the fans beSartain, with several new faces 408th F. B. 2 0 1.000 All-American fuliback at Texa; women are eligible. cause of _the fine caliber of, play expected to be seen in the line-up. 314th (A) 1 1 .500 A. and M. 'in 1939 and 1940, has Last week's winners are: offered, and the evenly matched Football fans in the outfit are en-314th (B) 1 1 .500 reported for duty at Kirtland Cpl. Julia Taylor, WAC De3d Fighter 1 1 .500 wins and no defeats, with four strong for the. team in all future 69th Band 1 1 .500 twin-engine advanced flying S/Sgt. James Garrett, Hqs. and clubs hot on the trail, only a half-games. 903d QM 0 2 .000 school. Plot Co., 564th; Sgt. K. Nova-game behind. In this week's games kofski, Company A, 588th; Pvt. 4 6 B b 0 L Ed Wisniewski, Company C, ental Football eam Wins Touch rilt From Nine scholarly but fast-pedalling representatives of the Dental Clinic squeezed .out a last minute win over the operating room iri the third game of the Medical Detachment' s Touchfootball League Tuesday night.' Smitty's Drillers proved themselves as adept at pulling down passes as well as bicuspids wheri Slinging Sammy Tilles completed a long toss to Gobble Gobble Rodriquez late in the fourth period. On the next play Bolin Roberts dashed 15 yards around end for the score. Paul Curtis' rifle arm failed to pitch enough strikes for the Cutups despite the frantic appeals of the chilled spectators. To date Cuneo's Clams, Heiden's Packers and Smitty's Drillers are in a three-way tie for first place. Thursday night Cuneo's Clams take on the Medical Administrative Officers in an exhibition game. om e rs _pen eague S. Anderson, Hqs. and Hqs. Company, 588th SAW; T/5 David Adler, Company E J 552d SAW; Sgt. Arthur Pelin, 1st Rept. Co., 59 1st SAW. Last Tuesday, Oct. 26, was the official opening of the 46th Bomb Group Softball Tournament. The opening game saw the 50th Bombers pin down the 51st in an evenly matched ball game. The Bombers from the 50th gathered all their runs in the first in The coupon' s below. ning on four successive singles to take the lead and stay there the rest of the game. with scores given for T/Sgt. Louie Bagent, the 50th and mail i t before 2 Fill it out each team. p .m. Satpitcher, held the 51st to three hits on second, in the last of the most of the tallies. Despite their urday. with his fireball and struck out seventh, \Vorley smashed a line loss the 87th plans to stage a 11 men, while his teammates col-single over the infield to bring comeback in the near future to lected eight hits from the 51st in the winning run. Wolf and even the series. pitcher. Both teams played heads Lash were the w1nm'ng battery Up b ll d d 53D WHIPS. 51ST a an no errors were rna e for the 53d, holding the 50th The tournament promises to be Bombers to eight scattered hits. a close one, so let's get out to the Gore started for the 50th, giving ball games, men, and back up out to Bagent who was the your team. losing pitcher. 53D TRIMS 50TH "" Who has the better club, the In a seventh inning rally the 50th Blitzers or the 87th Flying 53d Squadron softball team nosed Studs? Thursday' s twilight game out the 50th by a score of 7 to 6 provided the answer. In their The game started off with b oth first encounte r, Louie Bagent toed teams scoring thre_ e runs in the the mound for 'ihe Blitzers. The first inning. After pushing across Flying Studs were unable to solve three more runs in the second his delivery and finally lost-out inning the 50th team was held in the closing innings, 5 to 3 The scoreless for the rest of the game. game was loosely played, both -The 53d came back in the last teams having lost some of the of the third gather two more finesse afield they displayed in runs and scored again in the their previous encounter, with sixth. With one out and a man errors largely responsible for Last Sunday evening the long range guns of the 51st and 53d squadrons opened fire and the result was a 13 to 11 victory for the "Black Panthers" of the 53d over their rivals the "Fight ing Irish" of the 51st. This softball game, the play-off of a previous tie, was well played though each tea m made three errors. The big gun for the "Black Panthers" was '"-'olf who poled a fat pitch over the fence with two men on base. Both Foster of the 53d and the 51st pitched fine games. The 53d thus entered the final round of the tournament well qualified for the championship, PIGSKIN PICK To: Contest E d i t o r The Echoes, Base S. S. Office, 8th and B A venue. Here are my scores for the 10 games. If I win one of the 10 cartons of cigarets please make my brand ..... Holy Cross Temple ..... Notre Dame .. Army ..... .. Purdue ...... Minnesota ... Navy ......... Penn Brown ........ Y ale ... ...... Columbia Dartmouth Duke .... N. C. State .. LSU ....... Ga. Tech ..... UCLA ........ DeiM. Navy Chi. Cards ... Brooklyn Name, Rank, P. 0. ..... ....


PAGE SIXTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 "THEY LOOK GOOD" S:iy til e exp ressions of the reviewing o f ficers, as new Army Nurse Corps lieutenants strut by. After four weeks of intensive training, the g irls are ready to go to Army hospitals throughout the country Col. Cla tence Olson, Lt. Col. Jay Gamel, Maj. Lynn F. Cooper, Maj. Dariiel R. Ramey, Lt. Edna Herbert, Lt. Marie Merideth and Lt. Arlene Borce watch the graduation exercises proudly. HEADS HIGH, the nurses culmina t e d their training program with a ceremony and revie w S aturday, October 30th. Under the ditec tion of Lt. Saul Gruner, the girls go through intricate drilling routines. This is the second group of classes to be completed a t the Base Hospital here. FIRE STRUCK at Drew Field last week and above is pictured the charred skeleton of a latrine building. Cause of the conflagration was believed to have been rubbish and papers piled in the building. The latrine was not being used. Firemen were also thwarted in their efforts to save property by delay in getting the alarm. A fire alarm box was near the building but excited soldiers ran to a phone many yards distant. one was injured but carelessness blotted Drew Field's excellent fire record Captain R. W Godfrey, base fire marshal, once more urged all company commanders to check their area for possible fire hazards. "You won't have a fire if you do away with hazards," he said. THE LATEST MODE of transportation for AWUTC's Message Centers is seen above. Pictured on these bicycles are TIS Arnie Arriaga (left) and T/4 Bob Duback. The bikes were put into operation due to a shortage of chauffeurs and, incidentcly, will afford a great saving in gasoline and tires. Echoes Pictures of World Events U.S. CREW DESTROYS FORTRESS AFTER FORCED LANDING A FLYING FORTRESS OF THE EIGHTH AIR FORCE was forced down in neutral Sweden while en route to its base in England after participating in the 1,600-mile attack over East Prussia, Poland Germany. The nine members of the crew set the plane afire immediately upon landing, then were interned. The American bombers did severe damage to the Polish port of Gdynia, a major Nazi n a val base. (International Radiophoto) GIVING THE BOYS a cheery greeting is lovely Joan Blameuser, 19, a resident of Skokie Valley, which is located just nort h of Chicago Joan posed for this picture so troops would not want for pinups. Nice idea, isn't it? ., (International) 3 Zeros in 5 Minutes LIEUT. HENRY MEIGS, 22, ot New York City, has set a new speed rec ord for shooting down N ipponese planes at night. He downed two Jap bombers in about five minutes. making a total of three planes he has destroyed in night combat over GuadalcanaL (International): JAPS VISIT NAZI DEFENSES IN FRANCE JAPAN .ESE OFFICERS, on a tour of German defenses on France' s Atlantic coa s t, emerge from a building in the Le Conquet area. In this sector, modern defenses have been built among historic forti fications. This picture was taken from an Ax i s magazine. (Int e rnational) BISHOP OF NAPLES GREETS GEN. CLARK ...., ,.'c-1 t LT. GEN. MARK CLARK, commander of the Fifth Army in Italy, is greeted by the Bishop of Naples in front of the Cathedral of Naples, where the American officer came to attend Mass Troops under him have cracked the Nazi Voltumo River defenses north of Capua and are now within 100 miles of Rome. Signal Corps Radi?photo. (International)


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