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CLASSIFIED ADS RATE F.l RS.T PAGE IN LONDON TOO Drew F1eld Echoes ECHOES IS ONLY ARMY PU!3LICATION WITH FREE ADS VOL. 21 NO. 39 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DR. EW FIELD/ TAMPA/ FLORIDA DECEMBER 21 1943 LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE SOLDIERS individual p a y records b e l onging to SOULIER, WINTERMAN, and LAMPRECHT may be picked up at the ECHOES office. LOST -While returning from town around midnight, Saturday last w eek, thre e modeling tool s Since I had just spent the last of my last pay envelope for them, and good modeling tools are scarce I'll appreciate their. r eturn. Leave at the ECHOES office for P v t DeFleurs. ECHOES GOES BRITISH, ADS RATE FRONT PAGE MORE coat hangers. Have had several GOOD engagement ring, brand n e w. answers to my ad, but need still (Boohoo !) Size 5. Will sell for $25 if more. Jealous bunk mates are bor-you want it for a pretty enough gal. rowing them from me. Pfc. Zika, WAC Pvt. David Dickson, Co. D, 1st SAW detachment. Training Battalion. DO you want to sell your radio? We MODEL '39 Harley Davidson motorhaven't any in our ward at the hos-cycle. Peppiest thing on wheels. Call 2d R eporting co., Surprised at page one this week? Ward B-14. Base Hospital. I 1937 CHEVROLET sedan. Car has five SMALL table r adio. If your price is good tires. is newly painted and its moderate and your mode l a jivin' hep motor is O.K. Interested persons call c a t special, l a t e edition, call Sgt. William Gold, Ext. 294 SEWING machine; electric, portable, LOST-Yellow gold ring, wide band. Misplace d at Theater No. 3 On or about November lOth. Fii1der please r eturn to WO/jg Harold M. McC l e l land, Co. A, 553d SAW Bn. We admit it's unusual for a front page in the United States. But by putting our free, widely-read, patronized and result-producing classified ads. oq page one the ECHOES is really doing a bit o f indoctrination. PORTABLE typewriter in good con-plus all accessories. It's in excellent dition .. will scribble out a che'Ck with condition, though an old model. $ 110 pleasure if you' ll sell me a modef to Will make it yours. Call 619 Capt pound out my l etters. Lt. Royse. ext. Holden. 373. 1934 FORD, two-door sedan, in very LOST-Gold University of Oklahoma ring, class of 29. It was left in .the washroom of .the Red Cross Building, 6th and C. Liberal REWARD and no questions aske d. S e e Mr. Stephens at the R e d Cross office. The way the ECHOES page one looks today is the way front pag-es of many foreign dailies look every day. We thought you ought to know that, lest you land in Piccadilly Circus expecting to see three rings, Gargantua, clowns, trapeze acts and blazing headlines. WESTON Master Light Mete r in good good condition. Four terrific tires. condition. Write m e your price, and Contact Lt. Brewer, phone 534 or I'll dish out the cold cash. Lt. James visit at Base Motor Pool. Brumbaugh, 756th SAW Co. HAVE a 1933 Chevrolet convertible IF anybody is l eaving the post and five pretty good tires. Two of them vacating a sma ll. furnished apart-new re-caps. Good running condition, mGnt in Tampa between now and De-Excellent pick up (???). Price $165. cember 17th, I'll appreciate your let-Sgt. R. L Savel, Co. A, 5th Tng Bn. ting m e know. Lt. J. M. Shulman, 1939 MOTORCYCLE which has never Ph. 364. been wrecked. Sport Scout, 60 miles IF the officer who lost his garrison cap in a tree a t the rear of the WOQ will call at the WAC orderly room, he may hav e same by identifying it. Come to think of it, t h e ECHOES' free classified ad service to military personnel is a big feature, and is, as far as we know, the only such service given by an Army publication. LOST-Brown wallet, on "M" between 1st and 2nd St.. I think. Corporal Donald N Gray. Call at the ECHOES offi c e if you find it. Yes, this is the way most London page ones look like and we hope you like it. SOLDIER av.d wife woul d like fur-per gallon. Motor and tires are pernished house or apartment, three feet. }las shield and leg guards. Pfc. rooms prefened; kitchen necessary, M. D. Streaker. Base Weather Station. Near Drew. if possibl e. Phone AMERICAN Kennel Club registered THE guy who lost a good bridge at the tailor shop can stop eating ice cream now. Those missing choppers are at LOST AND FOUND the ECHOES office, 8th & B. LOST-Very good sterling silver idenLOST -Gruen watch with initial s tification bracelet. It disappeared "W.H.Z." engraved on back. If you somewhere between PX No. 1 and 8th find my wonderful little gold job. St. Is inscribed "George G Johnson. you'll get a pretty p enny by way of Please r eturn to Special Service Office. reward. Willia m H Zimmer. 714th RIFLE medals ... Nice ones, too. If SAW. WACs could w ear them, you wouldn't PV'I'. KESSLER-You can have tha t g et the m back. Come to the ECHOES now! Call at Ba.Se Theater. Nom office with convincing story. ber 4, with proper identification. of LT. SAM A. MADDALENA, better course, and pick up your billfold. come to PX No. 10 to collect your lost with money and important papers. garrison hat from H e len Mathi s. $16.50 Ask for the operator. (you left the price tag in it) is a lot ADDRESS BOOK lost in area of 3rd to pay for a hat when you can't keep Reporting Co.. 501st E. 1st and J, it with you. JPc: OSCAR J. WILLIS. your billfold is at Francis L Geddes, 3rd R eporting Co .. the ECHOES office. You must be 5olst. getting hungry, as we have mess pass A BLACK leather wallet lost in the GEORGE SULLIVAN. you r handsome 53rd Bomb. Sq. area. Not concerned brown billfol d is at the Special Service with money c ontaine d but papers and wallet are of great personal imporOffice. t a nce. Finde r please r eturn. Pfc. Rob-BARRACKS BAGS belonging to ert J Fluche. 53rd Bomb. Sq., Drew WEEKS, 3034; ANTHONY SMITH; _F;,; ;.:.' JOSEPH cASAR E Z; HAROLD IF BRUNO; OTTO ERHARDT; and you re m1s smg a pair of trousers LESLIE ANDERSON may be claimed which you left in Chaplain Lawfrom S/Sgt. Hurdle, S-4 Section, 5th renee's car when he drove you from Drew to Tampa in the latter part of SAW Tng. Bn., 1st St. & Ave N. September. you may h ave 'em by LOST-within the boundaries of Drew q uoting your s erial number to Chap Field, a ladies' pearl necklace; finder lain Lawrence, Ph. 672. pliz contact H C. Hackney, Ph. 504 LOST-One hub-cap from 1939 StudeMISS LEE WEISNER. Ph. H-2112. baker automobil e Priorities and metal who picked up four soldiers last Sat-shortages make this item hard to reurda y evening would like to have her place. Will finder please notify Lt. gloves returned. Somebody must have W E. Smith at 746th Sig. A W Co ? picked them up by mistake. Please BARRACKS bag lost. S erial No. return my cror;Ieting, too: 32886147, name Benjamin N egrin If FOUND -A bee-ootiful necklace. A found, p lease contact Base Dental card bearing the proper description 'Clinic. Thanks! and mailed to T/3 Rudolph Johnson, FOUND-C.I.O. Serviceman's Manual. 314th. w ill get it back to you. Name of Werner Stolp, Rt. 1. Decatur, FOUND-One pair of eyeglasses left in Ind. Name of outfit not given in school building by member of recent manual. Loser may stop by Chapel No. First Aid class. Owner may secure 4, 2nd St. & Ave. L "'' and get book. them at the Red Cross office. Gooa addresses are i nclude d : Don't THE soldier who left his carton of 'rush. Cpl. Herbert A. Russell. Gr. ci garette s in my car was lucky. A Obs.. 571st SAW Bn.. Drew Field, cigar smoker, from 'way back, I'll Tampa. Fla. return his cigarettes. if he can tell me STERING silve r identification bracelet. the brand, the day of the week. and lost between P.X. No. 1 & 8th St. Enwhere I let him off. Lt. Samuel Coo-graved "George G. Johnson." If found p er, S-3 Section. AWUTC Headquarpliz r eturn to. the Special Service Of ters. fice, before my gi. r l friend finds out LOST-Small coi n purse, containing I've lost it. sixteen very important dollars. and LOST in 740th SAW Co Bradenton, some chaage. Had a very, very special Camp W eatherford, b lack billfold with reason for needing that money. If you pictures (ahh!) and papers. Finder find it, please return to Private Covey, (my fingers are crossed) pleas e re WAC .Detachment Orderly Room, Ph. turn to Pvt. Erwin Molthen, 566th 231. SAW. 4th and L Los t around SepLOST-Size 12 leather jacket. brown. t ember 20th Lost by Ray Stanchfiel d. 3208 PlymWILL, the lieutenant who found a GI outh Court, T ampa. It's getting colder r aincoat in his car afte r giving lift to every day. five soldiers Friday evening, S ept. 17. LOST-Top of lifetime Schaeffer ladies please phone T/5 Lawrence Santillo. p en. Black and gold. Please return Betty Turney, WAC De0824 in collar. SW APS H-22383. S /Sgt. Frank Tribuzio, 595th Cocker Spaniel puppies. Sweetest Sq., 396th B Gp. rcqascots you ever saw, and grand WILL pay r easonable price for radio gift for t)1at little wife who sits from Brooklyn Youse and r would get power transformer with 5-volt and home waiting for you. Call Warrant along fine. Let' s woik out something 6.3-volt windings and center-tapped Officer J. W. Lien, 1219 South Howalong dose lines. Sgt. Sal Loperfito, h v. winding about 350 volts each side ard, Tampa, Ph. H-3668. 592nd .Bomb Squadron. 396th Bomb of cente r tap. T / 5 B. Wolff, 748th 1936 BUICK coupe, excellent condition GI'oup. SAW Co .. or c all 372. five excellent tires with safety tubes: ALMOST n e w Underwood double-head AUTOMOBILE. '36 on up. Also, home 34,000 original mileage. Price $800, el ectric shaver for sale, or trade for radio. Will dig d eep in my pocket Can -be seen at 5704 Miami Ave. Ph. 116 or 616 Eastman folding camera. for "good deal." L t. Neznamy, 766th 5-2747 Pvt. Donald Craver, 5th Tngb, T / 5 Bernard Slack, Co. B, 588th, 1102 SAW Co Cleveland St .. Tampa. I F you have a m embership card for the 1937 BUICK 4-door sedan, good con,''lt. Petersburg Ci v ic Musi c AssoCiation dition, tires fair, radio. Just the car MARTIN FLASH s emi-auto. telegraph which you would be w anting to sell. fm a big operator, only $425 Call Sgt. "bug," good as n e w. Will swap for contact Vita G S eres. Hospital Dental Meekins, Ext. 336 or see after 1700 at camera with 4.5 l ens. or better. Sgt. Clinic. 5210'h Suwannee Ave. CJ'.. C. 58Sth SAW CAR WANTED-Will pay CASH for a TRAIN ticket from Newark; New Jer-good used mode L Call Lt. Linder, sey to Tampa on Silver Meteor. Rea FOR RENT ATTENTION. Bach elor officer with car; If you'd like a single room with showers n ext to T ampa Y acht Club, idea l surroundings, call Lt. Dunsmore, Ext. 275. Car is essential; opportunity for joining motor pool exists, howev e r. WILL share house or room in nicely furnished house, off Columbus Drive. Close to Drew Field, transportation inexpensive. Call Cpl. L Malz, Ph. 495 WON' T some kind soul come to my rescue, and tell me where I can find a home near Drew? Find me a bedroom and a kitchenette, and you're a friend I'll never forget. Sgt. John D Natale, 592d Bomb Sq: 396th Bomb Group. ROOM with bath, located in garage, entirely separate from house. Located on Gulf of Mexico at Clearwater Beach. Wonderful view. Contact Capt. L. L Robbins. Ph. 476. PERSONALS BEST looking sol di e r of the Hqs and Hqs Sq. Third Fighter Command, would like to make t h e acquaintanc e of Dre w Field's WACs. Hurry, girl s, you don't know what you're missing! Pvt. Sar CedTone, Ext. 307. DEAR SIR-Have sold my portable t y p ewrite r. and appreciated the adv ertising a lot. Yours truly. Carvie W : Mill s Hqs & Hqs Co., 5th SAW Training Bn. WANTED-Wife Fiv e f eet tall. or less. to live o n a staff s ergeant's pay. Curvaceous blond or red. head pre f ened. Preferably around 25 years old. WAC or civilian, i t doesn't matt er. I'm awful lonesome. Please hurry! Arthur Riddick. Hqs & Hqs Sq. Third Fighter Command. LT. DEAN B. ADAMS. your file of important cards is in the ECHOES office. WANTED-A wife. 5 ft.. 6 in. tall, brunette, curvaceous, about twentythree years old. Interested parties please call T /Sgt. Ellie Eaton, Ext. Ph. 530. Base Ordnance Office. sonabl e rates to deserving guy. Con-WANTED-Washing ... machine. would tact Pfc. Parnes. B ase Property Oflike to swish through these WAC fice. Ph. 528 or 529. washings of ours. Am prepared to pay MOTOROLA car radio, practically new. whateve r you ask, for a washing Custom built for CHRYSLER product. machine in good order. Cpl. Molly Call Lt. Henderson, 840 ext.. 53. David Adams, WAC, Ph. 218 D. Henderson, 1st Lt. C. E.. 1873rd WOULD like to chug along the roads Eng. Avn. Battalion. in my own little auto. Would you GOOD engagement ring, size 6. Almost like to s e ll one ? If so. call or write new. Price $40 cash. I have a good L t. A rthur S ette! Base Intelligence personal reason for parting with the Section, Sarasota Army Air Base. ring, but I ain't a-gonna tell you Sarasota. T e lephone 2531. ext. 202. what it. is. Call or write me at Hotel Calhoun, 27-372, Bradenton, Florida, PLEASE, please report any availabl e after 5:30. Pfc. Martin A : Smith, 571st sewing machine to the WACs. Will SAW B c pay any price for anything that runs. we're that despera te. Dust off that 1937 DODGE coupe. New .paint job and old attic model-we want one badly. tires O K Super-special running conCall the WACs at 231. dition. See Lt. Richardson, Building FOUR or f ive naif-way decent tires, 5 A 24 at East 1st and N Ave or call attached to a half-way decent car, in Tampa H-24144. half-way dece nt"running order. Hope i t TRANSPORTATION isn't a g a s 'n' erl eater. Might even pay $100 to $150 for a good deal. DO you go to Bradenton every day? Corporal Caesa r Purini. Ward B. sta-Would like a two-way ride. Leave tion hospital. camp at 5 p.m: and return at 7 or CANDID camera, preferably 35 mil., .7:30 a .m. in the morning. Will pay but will pay cash for anything suit-gladly for transportation. Sgt. Yauable for photographing Florida scenery man, Det. 5, 501st SAW R egt. plus Florida girl s Call Lt. Robert F. WANTED-Riders from St. Pete to Tennant, Ph. 601. Drew. Leave St. Pete at 6:1 5 a.m. and SMALL suitcase or tra v eling bag, suit-leave Drew at 6 p m Also would like able for furlough. Send card or call on to pool my car, .Perhaps. C all Pfc. Pfc. Richard Adams. Ward B 19. Sta-1 c::--::--::-:c.,.-c:c:-.,.-c---77 tion Hospital. INTERESTED in a car pool or a ride OFFICER'S dress overcoat. size about from Oldsmar every day? Arrive at 37. Will pay reasonable price. Contact Drew at 8 a.m. and l eave at 5 p.m. Lt. Bradlin. Hq. Co. 503d SAWR. Contact Pfc. Edward L Aman, % P erPhone 575. sonnet section. 1st SAW Training Bn. HELP WANTED SOLDIERS' wive s offe r e d short-hour shifts at PX cafe t eria. Call Lt. Dok ker, Ph. 874. BROADCASTING operators, Air Corps soldiers. who are itching to g e t radio equipme n t into their hands. contact Lt. Kluge, Ph. 258. Monitor and engineer Drew Field radio broadcasts in your free time ENLISTED m a n with watch r epair experience to work during off-duty Apply PX Personnel Office, B Ave. and 1st. RAILROAD, ticket for sale. Tampa to Albuquerque via M emphis and Ama rillo. Reasonable rate offered by Lt. M. T. George, Base .Weathe r Station. FOR SALE-Two one-way bus tickets from Tampa to St. P e te. Lucky purchase r m a y get them both for 50c Call 287, or stop at the ECHOES of fice, 8th & B. WANTED-Officer to drive 194 1 M e r cury s edan from Tampa to San Antonio, Texas or vicinity. For d etails, contact Lt. Alexander at H-47452 in Tampa, or H-4871 extension 22. LOST-A red-brown Morroco leather WILL person who lost pistol belt and somewhere between rifle range. canteen cover with name starting with and E 1st and M. All papers ;in it M lost on bus stop a t 1st and made out to Walter Rodak,c Hqs: and N. please see T/5 Friedman. 7 66th 660. MISCELLANEOUS Plotting Co.. 571st SAW Battalion. SAW. Co. Ph. 596: IF Cpl. Moore, Aviation Mechanic, na-If you find it, you'll get a REWARD. A WALLET lost in the vicinity of the tive of Idaho, is still at Drew, I'd like THE Dre w Field gol f course i s kept in WOULD you like to drive car back to Tampa from Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas? Will leave Texas January 1st. If you need a ride, call Pvt. H. M. S l a ughter, Special S ervice s ection. Hqs & Hqs Sq, Third Air Force, Tampa. GREEN and black Parker fountain Air Corps Officers' Club. Not con-to hear from him. Hurry Corporal, shape by the men who play on it. pen, lost by Cpl. Ronald Luth, S-4 cerned with money contained, but time's a-wastin'! Miss u Bates, No. 8, Cut a row, the n swing a club. Best Section, AWUTC; Ph. 659. Can't even please return the papers. Lt. Frank 7lst St .. St. Pete. way we've found yet to spend a day spell without i t. J. Milewski. S-1 A WUTC. ofr. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: If LOST-A brown envelope containing GIVE AWAY BRING your m ending worries to the you should find the wallet belongin g in officers' wives. each Tuesday mornto Pfc. George Hand, the owner may Club or on way to East G ate. RE-ANY old radios around you're not ing b efore 10 a.m. The y gladl y s e w be reached :"-t ext. 800. WARD. Pfc. Orland Shefveland. 737th using? Leaving the field, and don't on insignias, m end those rips, sew on want to drag them. along? The 2nd that button, and don't e ve n charge a D. H. LALK. ASN 3749798, you needn't SAW Co. Trng. Battalion will accept laud smile. wear your bunk-mat!'>'S suntans any LOST-Brown le ather billfold. some-speakers. chassis. and any other parts RADIOS REPAIRED -Capabl e men more. Your barracks bag has been where near Company "B" of the 1st you can spare. R adio classes learn by would like experie nce. Only charge is found b3 the Drew Field MP's, who Signal A W Training Battalion. Con-reassembling. Contact Lt. Adams. Ph. price of parts. Phone Sgt. Harrist. will furnish same on request. tains money and papers of great value. 326. Ph. 364. buff-colored su,tcase, con-Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester taining most of one poor GI's ward-Fix. Company B. 1st SAW Tng. Bn. CLIP AND SEND TO DREW FIELD ECHOES OFFICE robe. Lost the very day he departed FOUND-Wheel, tire and tube at First for Aviation Cadet. Clothing is marked St. and B Ave. Owner may recov.er with T / 5 chevrons and serial num-same by identifying at MP Hqs. ber S-6842 Contact Sgt. Holliday, 8th and E Sts Ph. 603, or come to 314th Orderly FOUND A silver cigarette lighter. Room. 6th and A. bearing an engraved name. (But we ain' t a-gonna tell what name it is!) GOLD identification bracelet, brand If you've lost i t, and can' t go on new. No name on it as yet. Must without it. tell your troubles to Chaphave it, because it means a very great lain Trenery, Chape l No. 8 and he'll deal to me. Finder please contact produce the lighter. Sgt. Jeanne Cottrell, Base Photo LOS T in Theater No 3: Wallet conLab, Ph. 5 39. taining money and valuable papers. FOUND-Good fountain pen with name Finder please return to Pfc. Frank engraved. Loser may have same by Ortiz, Company D 563d Si g. A W it is. Pfc. J ohn McCormick, 2nd Re-clothing is stamped "B-1282 He left porting Co., 576th SAW. bundle of clothing i n my auto when WALLET containing papers and iden-given a lift from Drew Field to Metification I must have. If found. moria!, Thursday, October 7th. Mrs. p)ease notify 1st Lt. WilliaiJI M A. D Mountain, 489 11th Ave.. St. Chambers, MC. 501st SAW. at once. Pete. LOST Service gas mask plainly LOST-One silver identification brace-marked "Alverson, 34339458." If found let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If please phone Sgt. Alverson, Ext. 337. found please return to Pfc. Shelton. LOST-Ronson cigarette lighter with Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn. "EVE" engraved on side. Because of -7"'-;c.--..-=..,.. sentiment attached, will pay $ 10 r,eWILL person who found yellow leather ward for return to Manager at Post portfolio in Service Club Monday Exchange Wrapping Center located night please return to Hostess Offi ce. on "B" Avenue (S). between 5th and Pvt. Rbt. J. Minchew, 51lst Sig, A W 6th Streets. Bn. Co. C." FREE WANT AD CLASSIFICATIONS FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY PERSONNEL IN SWAPS TRANSPORTATION Drew Field Echoes GIVE-AWAYS 0 LOST AND FOUND MISCELLANEOUS Base Special Service Office FOR RENT 8th & "B" PERSONALS HELP WANTED WANTED TO RENT Ad Classificatio n ............ .................... ...................... .......... ...................... Name ............. Org. RAILROAD ticket from Tampa to Sa vannah, Ga.. for sal e half price. Price $4. Atlantic Coast Line Pvt. I. Sukoenig, Hqs & Hqs Sq, Third Fighter Command. GOING TO S T PETE? S ergeant would like ride to St. Pete every Saturday at or soon after 5 p. m If you're patriotic, or just a helluva swell per son, call 287 and it' ll be appreciate d. ARE you l eaving for Texas around the sixteenth of December? My wife and I will s hare expense s and relieve at the wheel if you'd like driving companions. 1st Sgt. Wilie Dunken, 503rd SAW R egt. WANT to join car pool. From "Lynwood" section of Tampa to Base daily. Ph. 730, Capt. Abraham. WANTED-To pool cars St.. Pete to Drew. hours seven a.m. to six p.m. Call St. Pete 58-7 54. Pfc. R. A. Young, 766th SAW Co WANTED-Four more o fficers. living in the vicinity of B a llast Point S e c tion, near the Yacht Club, T ampa., who would like to .share in a car pool. Ple a s e call Lt. James D. Dunsmore. Ph 275. WOULD like to contact anyone goin g camp around 5 p.m. a n d must return b y 7 : 00 or 7 :30 a.m. Will pay nomina l sum to a nyone desiring an extra passenger. Pleas e contact at once. Sgt. Ralph W. Yauman Jr.. Det. 5, 501 SA WR. Drew Field. WANTED TO RENT UNFURNISHED, HOUSE. NOTIFY CAPTAIN VAN SISTINE, PH. 810, RIGHT AWAY. SOLDIER and wife would like fur nished apartment. preferably in vicin ity \Of Seminole Heights. Phone CpL Jerry Kowalski, ext. 645.


PAGE TWO DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943 These Vetera-ns DREW AF NURsEs K A b tW ___ COMPLETE TRAINING now ou1 ar, And Odd Places of the Air Transport Command. Theirs was the job to prepare communications for African invasion 765th Falls Back But Takes 'Enemy' In Mock Attack W .. ar Orientation School Receives SAW Officers War has become a major job at A WUTC. With the sending of qualified officers to the Orientation and Education School at Lexington, Va. to study the principles of orientation work and off-duty educational programs, A W will have a competent staff to bring to the men material of great value. Three officers have already completed the course-Lt. Fred Babbin, War Orientation officer; Lt. Rowland B Kennedy, and Lt. Aristides Copulos. The officers to attend the next are Lt. B. W. Hedden, Lt. D. E Eckles and Lt. Seymour ChaQ.aznik. has long been 1 tHe, :wish of Bng. Gen. H. Sherrill Commanding General of. A WUTC; that the men of A W be the. "best informed American :soidders.''


SHOP AT PX AND MAIL EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS Drew Field Echoes BE YOUR OWN SANTA CLAUS, SHARE THE RIDE VOL. 2, NO. 39 OF' FICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, SANTA COMES TO DREW FOR INTIMATE TALKS By PVT. "PAT" REITZ Santa Claus came to Drew this week and asked soldiers what they wanted most for Christmas and returned to his Northern pup-tent a man wise with the wisdom of wishful thinking. Roaming about, unescorted but certain of step (Santa served in tlie last war you know) the ruddy-faced gent contacted numerous soldiers who thought mostly of home and furloughs and wives and/or sweethearts. It was a glorious day for. him. He returned to the Echoes office with a bagfull of An campaign thoughts and expressed hope all soldiers would get their SAtVAGE CAMPAIGN PICKS UP to collect more waste paper wishes. so urgently needed by the "This is a tough year for me," nation was announced yester-he said sadly. "I just lef t southLARAINE DAY, lovely movie star who visited Drew Field day by Lt. John F Kiernan. ern _Italy tl;lousands of

PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES, DECEMBER 2, 1943 DREW FIELD ECHOES Officio..! Publication Drew Field P. 0 Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla. Thursday, December 2, 1943 COLONEL MEL YIN B. ASP Air Base Area Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES IS a Post Exchange Activity, published each Friday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field. Authority Sec. II, W. D, Circu!ar 1943, under supervision of Spec1al SerVIce Off1cer m accordance With W. D. Memo. No W210-642, dated 7, 194? .. Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Umt Major Chester K. Delano, Base Special Service Officer Lt. Joseph H. McGinty, Editor The office of DREW FIELD ECHOES is located in Special Services Building on 8th Street between "A" and "B" Avenues. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, exten-sion 287. DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper S ervice, War Department, 205 E 42 St., New York City. Credite d material may not be re published withot.t permission from Camp Newspaper Service. (Photos by Base Photo Lab. J [Printed by The St. Petersburg Times] VOLUME 39 Share-a-Ride Nationally Last week we were awakened from our customary day of lethargy following the ECHOES deadline, by a civilian who volunteered to take three soldiers in his auto leaving the next day for Ohio. The civilian said no expense was in volved in the trip. He had a ba(!k seat sans souls, and thought there might be some Drew Field soldiers headed that way on a furlough. We know the difficulties of travel during these days of capacity crowds, arid we were glad to take the driver's address. It was too late for the ECHOES' classi fied, since our next publication was in the dim tomorrows. We contacted Lt. George W. Kluge of the Base Special Service Radio Section, who suggested we announce the shareride over the P A system. By 1 we had several calls from soldiers who were headed toward Ohio, and during the day others continued to call this office and the Red Cross office for additional information. In our opinion, this is combined op erations with a capital" "Swell." Perhaps the cynical could label it in significant, but we contend insignificance. is the root of significance and mention the incident as a splendid morale booster. The civilian should be congratulated in his interest in .the military forces. He recognized the jammed transporta-. tion problem and the .desire of soldiers on furlough to get horne as qukkly and as economically as possible. He formed a bond between himself and the soldiers who rode toward Ohio. Not only that, he left a good impression with every soldier who heard the an nouncement, for we like to hear of such consideration between the .civilian and the soldier. And again, he set a fine example, for this is the holiday season and hundreds of soldiers will. leave Drew Field this month for a few days of relaxation at home. Nothing could be more compatible than 100 per cent co-operation from driversboth military and civil-who make every effort. to fill their cars before heading to ward destinations Main Street. The ECHOES wiU be glad to take all announcements. If they do not arrive in time' for our Classified Ad page, we'll pass them on to the P A man and they'll be listening. -----------------Music. Maestro Please Fletcher Henderson and Joe Venutiboth classical masters of the jazz hot -have been at Drew Field and left thousands of soldiers enthused over their bands. The nationally-known maestros played to capacity crowds and more big-time bands is the answer to their shouts of ap proval. We believe that recreation during offduty hours is a military must. We send through the message center, orchids to the officials responsible for the selection of Henderson and Venuti and look forward to. other top. musicians in the months to come. crackers in bed again?'' A Prayer For Patience By CHAPLAIN CARL W. HEWLETT In these times of strife and trouble there is a great need for men, as well as women, to put their faith in God and to have more faith in those who are leading them. Therefore this Prayer for Patience is given: "0 God who makest cheerfulness the companion of strength, breathing of holy desires, we bebut apt to talke things in time of seech thee, for thy compassion's sorrow, we humbly beseech thee that if, in thy sovereign wisdom, thou sendest weakness, ye_ t for thy mercy's sake deny us not the comfort of patience. Lay not more upon us, 0 heavenly Father, than thou wilt enable us to bear; and since the fretfulness of our spirits is more hurtful than the heaviness of our burden, grant us that heavenly calmness which comes of owning thy hand in all things, and patience in the trust that thou doest all things well. "Almighty God, who alone gavest us the breath of life, and alone canst keep alive in us the sake, to sanctify all our thoughts and endeavors, that we may neither be in any action without a pure intention, nor continue it without thy blessings; and grant that, having the eyes of our understanding open to behold things invisible and unseen, we may in heart be inspired by thy wisdom, and in work be upheld by thy strength and in the end be accepted of thee, as thy faithful servants, having done all things to thy glory, and thereby to our endless peace. Grant this prayer, 0 heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour." Amen. Weekly Religious Services Sunday, December 5 PROTESTANT General Protestant Services, 10:30 a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Episcopalian, 7 'a.m., Chapell, and 8 a.m., Chapel 4. Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4. Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels 3, 4, 5 and 9. CATHOLIC Sunday Masses, 7:30 a.m., Ward B9, Base Hospital; 8 and 9 a .m., Chapel 2 and Theater 3; 11:30 a :m., Chapel 4; 6 p.m., Chapel 2. Weekday Masses, 5:45p.m., Chap el 4 (except Sunday): 6 p.m., Chapel 2 (except Wednesday.) Confessions, Saturday, 4:30 to 6 p .m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m., Chapels 2 and 4. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Sunday services at 9:15 a.m., Chapel 1; Monday and Thursday conferences, 4 to 7 p.m., Chapel 1. MONTHLY COMMUNION (First Sunday) Episcopalian, 7 a .m., Chapel 1, and 8 a.m., Chapel 4 Presbyterian, 8 a.m., Chapel 3. Methodist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 3. Lutheran, 9:15a.m., Chapel 4. Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5. JEWISH Wednesday, 7:15 p .m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:.30 a.m., all in Chapel 3. WEEKDAY Christian Service Men's League, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5. CHAPEL LOCATIONS Chapel l-Ave. C and 8th St. Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St. Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St. Chapel 4-Ave. Land 2d St. Chapel 5-A ve. N and 2d St. Chapel 6-Closed. Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St. Chapel 8-Ave. N and 5th St. Chapel9-Ave. K and 5th St. Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St. RATION CALENDAR Ration Book No. 4 may be picked up today at the Base Ra tion Board. You must bring your No. 3 book with you and fill out application available at the ration board. You may pick up No. 4 books for your whole family or other Drew Field military personnel but you must turn in their No. 3 books. Applications may not be mailed. There is no need for Drew Field military personnel to contact any other rationing authority than the Base Ration Board. MEAT, BUTTER, ETC. Book 3, brown G, H, J and K valid, all expire December 4. L and M valid; N, December 5; P, December 12; all expire January 1. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Green A, B and C in book 4 valid until Dec. 20. D, E" and F valid. Dec. 1 through Jan. 20. SUGAR Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid for five pounds throu.;h Jan. 15. SHOES Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely. Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3 valid indefinitely. Loose stamps accepted only on. mail orders. GASOLINE New No. 8-A valid. A coupons good through Feb. 8 for three gallons; B and C good for two gallons each. TIRES Inspection deadlines For A book holders, March 31 B hold-ers Feb. 29 FUEL OIL Period 1 coupons of new ration valid through Jan. 3. ?.New definite value coupon any timec Communications to this column 1 must bear, for publication, the correct name. and organization of the writer. Short letters are most interesting, and the right is reserved to cNt letters when space limitations require. Tomorrow's Goal Dear Editor: During the years preceding the war, the Nazis dreamed of world domination. When the war started and they reaped victory after victory they were certain that their dream would become a reality. But as time passed the wind changed and the German people met defeat, hardship and suffering-which they still face. And now the Nazis, with their leader Hitler, might well ask that question which a German character asked in .Howard Spring's novel, Fame Is The Spur: "Where now are our dreams?" And that question could well be answered in the words of that same character in Mr. Spring' s novel who, while at a funeral watching a body being lower,id into the grave uttered these words: "Into the breast that bore the rose." Who in Germany can still dream of world domination? Not even Hitler who is the leader and god of the Nazis. Those who once dreamed of victory now lie in the dust of the earth. Where do the Nazis look for help now that their god has failed them? We Americans love our country and we love our We respect, obey and honor him. But we also believe in one .who is greater than any being on the earth. We, too, d,ream, but we dream good dreams. We dream of a world of peace, happiness, justice, liberty and love for all mankind. We dream of a world in which all people will love, obey, honor and believe in the divine God who is maker and ruler of the earth and heaven. PFC. LEON DAVIS Camp DeSoto ---------Sun Gets In Their Eyes Editor: On Saturday we had a nice review at which time about a dozen company commanders were commended for a "no venereal disease" record. Several hundred of us stood squinting into the bright sunlight during the entire program. Come now, you officers who plan these ceremonies, one of the first things this mere private was taught was NEVER face your men into the sun. It couldn't have been because of the loudspeakers, because they weren't working. (What, no radio man available?) Yours for hetter reviews, PVT. H. F. PATTERSON Sig Hq. Co., 3d FC. ____ _;;,_ Raise Haircut Price? Dear Editor: I have a suggestion that might eliminate the coll).IIlando tactics used on G. I. Joe by barbers in Army camps the country o:ver. My plan is simply to raise the price to 50 cents if (and it's possible} the 40 cents now charged does not offer the man behind the clippers a fair wage. G. I. Joe isn't exactly rolling in the folding paper, but I think he'd rather pay the extra 10 cents and get a good job than have to refuse a singe, massage, cream oil, shampoo, tonic, etc., and bring on that slap-bang finish that causes Joe to grit his teeth and count to 10 I'm sure those who did want one of the many extras would get it more willingly if this little psychology were put. into practice. Joe isn' t a hard guy to please. He can take a lot. PFC. EARL S. DRAIMIN 588th SAW Bn. Co. A. -----Pleasure for Penny and Half Dear Sir:. I am a steady reader of your interesting newspaper. I was wondering if I could send a copy every week to the folks at home. If so, I would be very willing to pay the postage. Hopb.g to see your reply in the G. Ideas column, and thanking you, I am CPL. JAMES McGINN Hq. Co., 553 Signal A W Bn. Here's the answer, Cpl. McGinn, in the G. Ideas column. The ECHOES is always interested in its readers. Many Drew Field soldiers send copies of the p-aper to the folks back home. All you've got to do is to roll the ECHOES in an envelope, affix a 1 stamp and mail it. We think the home folks will like the paper. Lots of them have been enjoying it a long time.-Ed. Messhall Smoking Dear Sir: Something has been bothering me. There was a memorandum sometime in April, abolishing the "No smoking in mess halls" plan yet none of the "No Smoking" signs have as yet been taken down. Those of us who are smoking in the mess halls are doing so because we know of the memorandum, but many of the fellows, including some of the officers, seem to think we ;;tre breaking rules. Why couldn't those signs be re moved in the mess halls about the Base, as long as there is some misunderstanding about it? CPL. WILLIAM PETERSON


DREW FIELD ECH6t:sl DECMBER 21 1943 PAGE FIVE 'Wife Wanted' Ad Four Flags_,_ Four Weeks Of 69's Eaton Brings Prospects MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS 903d party with SjSgt. Cabanne, Tst Sgt. Mitchell Aycock, T !3 William Ferrell, Niedbalski, Cpl. James Pierce, and Pvt. Af Tesnar, p1ctured above, beating out rhythm. By S/SGT .JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI "Wanted-A wife --." Just a few simple words appearing inlast week's classified advertisements of the Drew Field ECHOES-but thereby hangs a tale. It's the story of T /Sgt. Elwood F. Eaton of the 69th Army Air Forces Band. It was a long and circuitous route that brought "Ellie" from the hinterlands of Broadalbin, N. Y., to the promised land of Tampa. However, nothing remarkable happened to the boywonder until he emerged from a four-year sojourn at Syracuse University with a citation, "Bach elor of Music," for meritorious achievement in voice and piano. 903d QM Turkey F _rolic Features Fun and Food KITCHEN 24 BES. T MESS HALL FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW! All-time A WUTC mess hall champions -are the boys from Kitchen 24. Last week, however, they lost their title by a slim margin to Kitchen 20. Standing, left to right: Sgt. Dwayne David Patterson, T !5 Alfred Bonin, T / Sgt. Alexander Pinchuk, mess sergeant; S/Sgt. Clyde Shireng, S / Sgt. Tim Keithley and S/Sgt. Marion Weird. Kneeling: S / Sgt. Herbert Larsori, Sgt. Thomas Donn and S/Sgt. Emir Kovacevich. Seated, and proudly displaying the sign hailing his organization as all-time champs, is the mess officer, Lt. R. B. Wallis. By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN At this precise moment, a certain Local Draft Board intervened. The former "Mister" became a khaki-clad lad in one of Uncle Sam's Artillery units. After having survived the period of a recruit,. our erstwhile civilian was handed .the rating of "Pivate." So attached was he to this new station in society that Ellie held on to the title for a long, long time. The 903d Quartermaster Turkey Frolic held sway at the 314th Mess Hall last 'I'hanksgiving evenillg, and is destined to be one of Drew Field's outstanding social events -of the season. I Officers and enlisted men parked ranlk with hats and caps, entering 'into the spirit of the occasion truly representative of American democracy. Food honors go to Staff Sgt. __::._. ___________ 'BONDS FOR BUNDLES', NEW MOTTO OF 569th Cabanne who prepared our excellent chicken supper. His smothered fried chicken, southern style, was a gourmet's deligh. Some of us who bad assume that we would be too full of Thanksgiving turkey to enjoy the meal readily acknowledge our error, and by the time the party was o'er the cupboard was bare! Sergeant Cabanne's able assistants, resplendent in "whites," were Pfc. Leroy Camauf, Pvt. Kenneth McKinnis and Pvt. Oscar Withers. PmRcE PUNS Master of Ceremonies Cpl. James D Pierce, and his Band of Georgia Peach Pickers, was the life of tht; party. Corporal Pierce's remarks throughout the evening Service staff and to the performers who did so much to make our party a success. After the flo0or show an old fashioned "hoe-down" got -im. der way, with Pfc .John Eaton doing the caHing. Lieutenants Berg, .Jaeger and Cunningham really gave us a show of their own and to everyone' s amuse It must be mentioned that our party was greatly enhanced by the presence .of many charm ing women who as. wives and guests of the enlisted men and officers. The quartermaster, Lt. Col.. H. T 'Reynolds, expressed his pleasure in the party and his confidence.in the QM organization. Our hero's proficiency as an By CPL. HANK GOODMAN Artilleryman paved the way for A 1 "B d f L'ttl B dl ld be his reclassification and subse-new s ogap., on s or 1 e un es wou quent transfer to a band. When very appropriate to the contemporary practice in the Drew Field's Band was activated, 569th's Headquarters and Plotting company. Any fears you Ellie came here to help Band ht h h d b 'bl d h b' h Leader Lester G. Baker guide the mig ave once a a out a poss1 e ecrease in t e 1rt destiny of the 69 'ers. rate need no longer obsess you. In his proper medium, success Alarmists take heart so---------------came swiftly to the lad from cial bewru;7! Headquarters and Plotting ComBroadalbin. Chevrons decorated The Situation pany glowed with the well-known his once barren sleeves. Is well m hand." pride of having accomplished The once golden-voiced tenor .It all started when T / 5 something. were "made to order." Credit for the evening's success E v e r y o n e complimented the goes to the Commanding Officer, boys except Tech. Sgt. Harold B. Lieutenant Fisher; First Sgt. Stricker, to whom they dedicated Mitchell Aycock, Sergeant Caa timely number,/'Up Jumps the banne and others who worked Devil." hard to make this party one that became just another urn-chug-a-Lmes announced that he. had JUSt Then one day, Staff Sgt. Tom chug horn player. Though he had, become a father of an eight-andArant announced a ten-and-oneby this time achieved the posi-one-half-pound. boy. half-pound boy. The men acted tion of top ranking non-com in "Congratulations!" some body automatically. A Pfc. admittedly the band, T /Sgt Eaton's success shouted. bad in arithmetic, was momenta wa:; hollow-there was something "Thanks," returned Sheldon, rily confused and thought that Those in the "orkestry" did a g.rand job providing music and entertainment. It consist-. ed of Corporal Pierce and his gu it a.r; T/3 Hiram Ferrell, known as "Sweet William," fiddle; Cpl. Clarence .Tohnson, fiddle; l'fc. 'Adam Tesnar, gui tar; Pfc. Earl Como, mandolin; Pvt. Clement Niedbalski, bones, and Sgt. Wiiburn Brown, ist, who specialized in "Pistol Pack in' Mamma." An e:l{temporaneous artist on the program was Mrs. John F. Kieman, wife of Lieutenant Kiernan, who went to town on "The Little Brown Jug. GmLS TOO Through the efforts of Lieutenant Fisher the Special Service Division provided a de luxe floor show of talented feminine chaJmJ. 'ers who took the. gang by storm. Our hearty appreciation to Ser geant Whitehead of the Special SWINGING A MEAN ROU TINE is Miss Frances McCloud, who also pepped up tempo at the 903d dance. lacking in his life. suddenly feeling very original. this called for a double Bond. Then came the fateful morn The Ii.ext day must have been Somebody took him aside and all will remember. when Sgt .Jess Zimmerman, of pay day, because a number of the explained it on paper. "I still the Drew Field Public Rela-boys were already talking about don' t get it," he went away say-tions Staff, sensed the unhappy buying a little something for .ing. nature of EUie's existence. Sheldon' s son. It may have Since then, Sgt. Jim Luz .and The sympathetic and senti.,. started with just a rattle pr maybe T / 5 Steve Bernath have anmental .Jess couldn't let this some blocks, but in a snort time nounced their eight-pound boys happen to anyone, least of all they all decided upon a War Almost immediately, the maran old friend. Came the ad Bond. ried men in the company flooded (to wit: "Wanted-A Wife") in "Why not be patriotic about it the orderly room with requests the ECHOES, and the void at the same time!" an eager but for furloughs, presumably to get Mikesell to Play Over PA. System A W'UTC music lo-vers will have was once so much a part of obscure corporal suggested. in on that deal. a chance to hear some real mel-Ellie's life wilJ soon cease to Like Topsy, the idea just grew. "It is not true, stated Lt. Robody-from jive to classics--every exist. The collection was purely vol-ert B. Langan, company com-noon from 12 to 1 p .m. when Cpl. untary, the feeling warm, the re-mander, that unmarried men can Adrian Mikesell, the organist Letters and calls have deluged sponse enthusiastic. The bond apply for the same. privilege. who used to play for Amos and quota was reached in double "They are not in the running!'' Andy, will give out from Chapel ful vengefulness with which the time. he declared, and blushed uriNumber Three over a loudspeak-sarge toots his French Horn Sheldon was overwhelmed and ously. er system. these days-and so complete is At present this program has Eaton's happiness that be is ai been broadcast over the speakready talking about re-enJisting er system on[y in the Signal his present Corps Area. But starting next Wonder what will happen when Saturday the music will be Ellie makes his choice of the piped into the Air Corps Area "one and only" from the long and he entire Field wt'll thus list of candidates, and someone will have to face the ire of the be enabled to hear the music. women scorned. Oh well, maybe _Soldiers are invited to drop in Sgt. Zimmerman will think of to Chapel Number Three during somethirig when that time comes? the program and badger Mikesell in his .den. They may either sit. and listen or walk up to him and request a number. Mikesell will endeavor to play every number requested, when possible. Chapel Number Three is at 2d St and Ave. J. A W Laff Parade Stars Kenealy OHicers' Wives To Hear Turtulli Wednesday Corporal Llambi Turtulli, famed opera singer, will be featured at the next monthly meeting of the Drew Field Officers' Wives club. The group will meet at 1:30 p m., Dec. 8 at the Officers' club, First Sunday AW Laff street and Avenue M Parade, starting at 8 : 15 p.m., in Corporal Turtulli, before inRec Hall No. 1, will feature a duction, was prominent with the number of stars.Joe Kenealy San Carlos Opera company. He will be the MC and will team up has sung and studied in numerwith Harry Johnson in comedy ous European cities. skits. Wives of all officers stationed Other talent will include: Jules on Drew Field automatically be:.. Getlin, impersonations; Joe Ku-come members of the Drew Field charski, accordionist; William Women's club. They are invited Cutler, singer .and dancer; Ken-to take active participation in the neth Francois, pianist; Bob Cas-functions of the organization. sidy, dancer; Gloria Wood and Facilities are available for Berty Loftus, singers; and the members who have children and A W Dance Band, directed by their care is provided for during Jack Sarty. the meeting. 766th GETS NEW CO By PVT. ROBERT F. PEYRAUD Captain Glenn B. Daughton was appointed CO of the 766th SAW .Company last week, replacing 1st Lt. 'James W. Penkake who had commanded this company since it was activated. This surprise move gives the 766th a company commander who has had two years experience overseas and an active, tightly packed career in electrical engineering. C a p t a in Daughton, Carnegie Tech graduate, is an Army man who came up from the ranks to serve as Assistant Signal Officer of the 26th Fighter Command in the American Theater and as a Company Commander in Panama and Trinidad. On the occasion of his introduction to the 766th, Captain Daughton said: "I am happy to be the commander of an organization with such a record of excell ence as the 766th." Lieutenant Penkake, beloved by every man in the outfit, gave a farewell talk to the men which left an impression long to be remembered by all who heard him. "I know you will co-operate with the new company commander in the same fine manner you have worked with me, .. he said. "Although I can't be with you, I want each soldier to know that wherever this outfit goes, rn be there in spirit." Every member of the 766th regretted the transfer of Lieutenant Penkake, knowing the swell job he has done as originator of the company and realizing that their high morale was but a reflection of his leadership and fine sense of fair play. And every soldier resolved to bend over backwards to uphold the company reputation for Captain Daugnton. We are proud to announce the promotion of 1st Lt. Fogel to tpe rank of captain. He is our doctor, and every GI in the 766th feels secure in knowing that his medical requirements will be attended by such a capable man as Captain Fogel. Thanksgiving was a smooth, festive day for all our boys, and there was turkey aplenty for everyone, including those wolves of ours whose stomach sizes are similar to barracks bags. Even T/5 .Jack Daly, our squat, stubby little pal, satisfied his ravenous, barracuda-like hur:tger.


PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY/'DECEMBER 2, 1943 Three-Medaled Soper Knows How to Dress Sgt. Spruill M/Sgt. Soper TurkeyS, Guests, Soldiers Shin e At SOld Dinner By S/SGT. LESTER SHEAR The big news of. the week at 503d SAW concerned the get together of enlisted men, officers, wives, parents and guests for Thanksgiving dinner served at Mess Hall 20. In fact, the news was so big it hit the news section of the Tampa Tribune, pictures and all. The hall was decked out with table cloths, and grinning waiters. Entering the hall, everyone was agreeably surprised with the beauty of the decorations and the mixed aroma of pine and roast turkey. Hundreds of-pretty wives and hanging around Walgreen' s lately. girl friends did much to add to The answer is the cute little redthe beauty and color of the headed number who works there roundings. Present also were After working together for the motor pool's six WACs. over a year, Sgt. Frank Robert It was discovered that the fe-D 'Qria, message center, and Capmale GI is just as much chow tain _Frank Robert Delaney dishound as the male. Another spot C?Vered the of their of color was added by five given names and Imtlals. Marines, one of whose comments MARRIAGES AND STUFF was "No thanks, I haven' t room T /Sgt. PeteL. Lamanna was marfor two dishes of ice cream!" ried in Philly while on furlough After that we knew the meal was and returned with the wife for-a success. merly Rose M Calabratti, in SMOKE RINGS time to enjoy Thanksgiving din-A new round of cigars popped ner. Company G has two more up a few days ago with three men on furlough heading for that officers rating those new and marriage noose .... T/4 James T. shiny silver bars. New 1st Flannery and P v t. Ernest Gadsby. Looeys are Lts. Gilbert H. Bertie, ... Pfc. Yoyde Stafford of Com CO of Company A ; William F. pany B is,.now collecting separate Burke Jr. CO of Headquarters rations. Asked to comment on Company, and Llewellyn Helsley, married life he and the wife Adjutant. Congratula-both quote "Oh boy," twns and lots of luck with the unquote ... Congratulations and new rank., new allotments to Sgt. Homer C. ODDS AND ENDS: Congratu"Snuffy" Henderson and 1' / 5 lations. to appointed 1st/ Frank W. Burris, proud papas of Sgt. Jim Smith_ of Headquarters two healthy new tax exemptions. Company. Looks to see Jim's secretarial spread in the driver's seat The battalion. Thanksg.vng Eve finds itself momentarily without an Executive Officer; Capt. p Harold Foss, noted for his former arty of SOld work as director of the battalion motor school and pool, having T 0 t 1 500 been transferred to the 721st urns iJ 1 1st Sgt. Dick Dray of Company A having a difficult time balancing his duties between the company a Q d that better company at the Tampa Terrace .-. T /5 Frank A Fimowicz's wife just arrived from Maryland. Nicest advances of the month go to the Smiths-Edward and Sidney, both T / 5's and both of Company C They were accepted as Warrant Officers (jg) on the same day. Not a tip for everyone named Smith to apply, just a correlation in ability ... All of the battalion's best wishes go to Staff Sgt. Dick Rihm of Company A, the man who held down the Sergeant Major's desk fo).' those many long, dark days of the school's early history. .. Dick has been transferred to the 5th Training Battalion Plaudits again go to that hard working crew of the T. & T. De' partment who slaved away both One of the gayest parties ever held in the A WUTC was when th.e 503d SAW held their regimental shindig on Thanksgiving eve at Recreation Hall No. 1. Ap 1,500 soldiers, w ives and sweethearts, plus a goodly number of WACsattended. There was plenty of good food, beer, dancing and entertainment. In the entertainment end of the evening, Cpls. Joe Kenealy and "Rajah" Bergman had -the audience in the aisles with their bigtime comedy act. Practically all the officers of the 503d were in attendance, including Lt. Col. Norman Evans, commanding officer. 'Dead' Paratrooper Leads Grid Tecim night .and day to change over the Sparkplug of the Lakehurst (N. battalion telephone net. They J ) Naval Air Station grid team T /S.gt Ira Lowman, S/Sgt. this fall was a Marine paratrooper Enc GaiCh, S/Sgt. Ivan Dibugo, once given up for dead on a South S(Sgt. John "Sack" Loth and Sgt. Pacific battlefield. He is Pfc. Jnn Russell Sgt. Richard John Dudenake who was struck "Nova" Co. A Sup:ply by an explosive _shell and injured hit the Jack pot by wm-so badly that a passing captain .the ECHOES football con-thought he was dead. Later he test fiVe weeks out of seven. was picked up and taken to a Nova now has smoker's cough South Pacific hospital where he and a pocketful of change recovered, was shipped home and Pfc. Harold Bosworth has been stationed at Lakehurst. Pvt. Yager 1st Sgt. D.ray Pfc. Schiavone Veteran of First War Gets WAC's Best Dressed Eye Five spic and spamacious Who will buy 12 pairs of nylon stockings and two girdles soldiers caught the Mysteri-for Christmas?" Pvt. Alice Scragsnapple (WAC). ous WAC's eye this week, For goodness sakes, Alice! Last week you wrote in and asked among whom was M /Sgt. what time it was and I told you it was Thursday. As for the nylon R d V S stockings and girdles there is a guy by the name of Fooldang Bump aymon oper of the who lives somewhere between Fallstang and Grooplong streets who 569th SAW, a veteran of knows a guy who lives under a lake who is related to an Indian bull World War I and recipient of charmer who used to go to moron school with Sadie Kazzburp who h used to run around yelling "The termites are coming" and this Sadie t e Victory Medal, Silver Kazzburp will introduce you to a chump who runs a college to train Star, and Purple Heart. ants to play the oboe: If you can find this chump he knows a guy "I took part in all five major by the name of Longbelly Phootlop who used to know a woman who engagements in World War I," lived in a lemon cave who was related to a varlet who used to know Soper confessed. "I was with the a character who used to have a pair. of nylon stocking s and one 15th Field Artillery, 2d Division. frayed Follow these directions closely and maybe you can I've become conscious, from my come near someone who will have a pair of nylons and a girdle for Army experience, of the neces-Christmas. sity of being neat at all times. Being physically fit is the most stand reveille. What can I do about it?" Pvt. important thing, but being neatly "I don't like to Vooze Klangthumb. Tell your first sergeant that it offends your very soul. I am sure that he will sympathize and offer you a soft job, such as a sanitary orderly in a latrine or a kitchen constable. "How do I get to First street and K?" Pvt. Oof Gunk. Walk. dressed runs a close _second." The men and officers in the 569th proud of their master sergeant. All offered bits of information on the grand example he sets for them. And now to further' direct Pvt. Mustgoolp Vitfit El Pazzbelch Orchids, to you from us, Sir. along the road to Shangri La, the land of the beautiful blondes. We The Mysterious WAC has finlast left Pazzbelch upin a tree where he was taking his calisthenics ally caught up with Richard A. after leaving the land of the singing cats. Now, Pvt. Pazzbelch, you Dray of the 588th SAW. Called must come down out of that tree and run like the wind until you to her attention foi: weeks by the come to is the onlyperson this side of Mongaria who boys in his company, Dray has can handle the Smgmg Monster and Bullface. Once Beulah leers at been avoiding the spotlight. these montrosities they run in all directions shouting: "Who' s crazy H andsome neatly dressed Dray now?" said, "I try to as The reaso.l:!-fle, both on and off face and the Smgmg Monster 1s. that Beulah has a strange face. She the job. Not only is it a good has three mouths, seven eyes and two and a half cheeks. Also she example 'for the other boys it wears baked potatoes in her hair. Elude Beulah. also boosts one's morale to Then you will com e to a man who constantly spits into the that he looks all right." wind. He has been doing this for 49 years and the only reason he gives is that "some day I'll spit into a boomerang wind and won' t Pfc. Joseph Schiavone,_ clerk have it blown back into my face." Elude him, too. at Base Operations, could not But you must go left now. Because shortly up the road there seem to keep his mind on the will be several Flomdats who have been hired by Lady Epplebomb subject at hand. On every to elude you. These Flomdats go around biting houses in ari effort to outdo the rare Mongarian termite, which is c alled a googuloo. question asked by the Mysteri-These Flomdats will try to throw you into a swamp and make you ous WAC, Schiavone, mumbled eat one of their gookenstapple sandwiches. These sandwiches are about his girl back home, and made out of one part glass, several parts of extra duty and one part the fact that he was going to weather reports. These are not good. Elude them. marry he':' when he went home Then you will come to the "Stamping People," those people on furlough. born while the rug was on fire. These people will insist that you listen to them while they yell in unison: "Who slugged Beulah?" Elude them. Now you are getting into ticklish territory. Several churls will come bounding down tl)e road waving their arms wildly and de m;;tnd that you hurl yourself off a building. Just for fun. Do not do this. Elude them. Eventickle them, if you must. By now you will have come to the leaking lake. This lake has hole in the bottom and LadY, Epplebomb has been trying to stop It for years. She has even had several of her biggest Flomdats under the lake trying to stop it with pancakes. Excuse me now. Silly Solly has called me at Swamp No. seven to tell me that a varlet by the name of Gunk von Gooblestam wants to become a Flomdat. All I can say is that anyone wishing to become a Flomdat will have to come to Silly Solly's bring my fee AND elude Lady. Epplebomb. responsible for the way I look, said Schiavone, "She always said that next to Godliness came cleanliness. I was an assist ant golf profess i onal, as a civilian, and since I was associating with important people, I had to k eep looking sharp." "I'm from Texas, myself, said T /Sgt Jack Spruill, of the 57 6th SAW. "That sort of gives me the lead on the rest of the boys, everybody that I know in Texas is neat a s a pin. I always try to stay that way." Pvt. Robert Yager, stated, "There is only one answer to that. I'm used to taking care of my clothes. I just wouldn' t .go around looking any other way!" I New Service Club Holds Gala Dance It( t Thanksgiving Eve s a w the first dance at Service Club Number Two, in the A WUTC area, and the hall was crowded almost to capacity. Scores of pretty girls came "Sir, my friend here would like to go on sick call!" from St. Petersburg to cut a rug or three with the Drew soldien.. It is expected that many such entertainments will be held in the near future, according to Miss Mable Nicks, hostess.


DREW FIELD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943 PAGE SEVEN Hello England 568th Brevities Pinups Featured Stars GC Medals By 2d SAW Lads By SGT. GEORGE A. WELLS TAMPA PAGED ENGLAND last Sunday over the Colum ia Broadcasting System and the four gents, above, played an important part. Left to right are Lieutenant Geiger, Drew Field flying officer, Mr. Stetson Kennedy, research director, Mr. John Becker, director, and Lieutenant Bauman of Drew The program was in collaboration with the British Broadcasting Corporation and gave highlights on west f=lorida, "The Isle of Flowers" as termed by Ponce de Leon. There's a bright spot on the uniform of many a 568th veteran these days as the result of recent a wards of the Army's good conduct medal. Awards have been made to M jSgt. Al Foster, SjSgt. Paul Rudolph, Sgt. Alfred Lyons, Sgt. Earl Schenkel, Sgt. Wells, T/5 George Wertz, T / 5 Leslie Zeiger, T / 5 Louis Gilmore, T/5 Martin Jachter and T/5 John Zerr. After that excellent Tvxkey Day feast, for which all Drew Field mess personnel take a bow, many of the men of the 568th dragged their food-laden bodies over to the atmetic field to watch Drew Field topple Ca)Tip lp t I p k f Weatherford14to0. Is 0 a c -In g of Hq. & Plot Co., ''Dud" Bowman, who 5 01 P once played football for the Uni-. S t repa res versity of Iowa, was in at center for Drew part of the game. So the men of this outfit gave a few substantial yells for the sarg and his mates. But an occasional For Range F lrlng 1 reason: this outfit was one of the original settlers of Camp Weath. erford, and there's a lot of senti-By CPL. JIM KILLINGSWORTH ment connected with Bradenton. "Lay that pistol down ... Yeah, but pick up the Car-GI's of the 568th are happy bine! And that is just wh;;tt the aspiring Wild Bill Hickocks over their new location on the of the 50 1st SAW are going to do this week and field. On "N," between 2d and 4th, they now are near a riext. "Home on the Range" will be the regiments theme big PX, a movie theater, a song, with every man spending six days on the range. chapel, a rec hall and a mess Kitchen 23 was the most pop-hall: For what more can a ular building in the area last h I t t soldier ask? Thursday, when officers and men from. up Ida o way, os wo The 568th pla?s to have at alike enJ oyed a wonderful repast heart-breaking chances to snare a least one team m the of turkey and all the trimmings. bit of fame in the current Tampa ball Ieag!le. planned 5th S1g GL's who brought guests I'nclud-City Net Title play ... Lt. Eaton A.W Trammg Pre really gave us the once-over at 1 t nd cate our ed Messrs. McGahey, 'Rankin, inspection last Saturday, grudgrel?or s 1 1 Mueller LoSardo Dykes Moun-qumtette will be one to be tain Pa'rker Woods Hubhell Al-ingly admitting later that the boys watched. are really getting on the beam ... serstein; Kruimer, Hopper, Vana sentiment also voiced by 1st Sgt. Chaplain John Douglas has 'Pelt, Taylor, Mo::rnack, David-Piper .. our wishes for a speedy joined the 568th and know he son, Maurer, Lewis, Black, Rad-recovery go to 2d Lt. Charley will find his new stahoa a pleasdatz, Salem, Schomyan and Cor-Walker assistant to the Adjutant ant one. nick. Now everybody" is Lt. B. o. Greene Jr ... S/Sgt: Lieutenant is mighty to what the 060 can Charles Dietz looks pretty sharp proud of dnll squad he has cook up for us come Chnstmas. in that new pair of GI glasses ... with so hard these rnorn And while were on the subSgt. Major Neil O'Shea is expect-mgs. They. go through massed ject, the boys in Kitchen 23 ing Anne in from New York any c ommands hke a group of West would appreciate it very much if day now Poir.ters and those who have s17en those who inadvertently slipped T/Sgt Russ Tittle a Section 1hem perform feel can solr!-e 250 pieces of silverware into Chief at SOlst Sig 'Aw Regito any outfit on Drew th,eir pockets would return same. menta 1 Headquarters, apField. Its a shame that a people proache!l a fellow soldier on one DOUBLE DUTY had to abuse the ex-of the post's dark streets the Corporal Luber of 1st Report-tended to all. of to brmg a other night and inquired: ing Company doesn't mind so guest to the fme dmner. "Hey, Joe-have you got the much the fact that he was serLast week a poet, this week time?" geant of the guard and corporal a contributor a versatile "Joe" turned out to be a of the guard in succession. He fellow this Cpl. Frank Rich"Sir," with bars on each shouldoesn't even mind the fact tnat ardson. He pens: "S/Sgt. der which caused the he missed a Turkey Day dale James E. F,ry just back from Sarge to turn very red in the with his sugar. But now that the furlough; didn't bring a wife-face and stammer an apology. lads have live ammunition in just a photo, which is cheapex "That's all right, re-their rifles, he says his is a downtransportation. We think he plied the officer, "you hit it right right dangerous job. He was believes in paper dolls. Inci--my name is Joe!" c h a 11 eng e d -but goqd-rno1:e dentally, he is in charge of the T/Sgt. Tittle carne dangerously times than he has strands of hair shop that makes all the furni-close to fainting dead away! on his head. ture that Grand Rapids Utilities is losing a good rnanT/5 Howard Adams, cabinet maker extraordinary; oh, yes, and baby crib maker!" Incidentally, we understand Cpl. Richardson is a direct descendant of Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet which explains his rhyming instincts, such as the two little ditties we have printed. Those daily calisthenics are really putting the boys in concli tion ... for example, T /Sgt. Russ Tittle, who thinks he is just about in shape for another trip to Inverness. Careful, Russ, those tombstones are plenty hard-and this time of the year, plenty cold!! Cpl. Russ Holt has the boys goggle-eyed with his spectacular pass-catching, looking for all the world like Don Hutson; and his passing would put Sid Luclkman to shame. Wonder why the Drew Field eleven hasn't signed him up? GEE-EYE GOSSIP Congratulations to Sgt. Jim Matthews of 1st Reporting Company, who left last week to attend Air Corps OCS; a swell guy, he'll make a fine officer ... Cpl. Dave Doane, a really fine tennis player 7 60th Quintet Challenges All By PFC. ALFRED LEWIS The conversation in 760th SAW was all about the Thanksgiving dinner. The opinion was unanimous that it was the finest meal we have ever had as soldiers. This company has been keeping their quota of men and returning from furloughs going at its regular pace. This week T /3 Munyan returned from his cross country furlough after a very pleasant time in Dupont, Washington. Our S/Sgt. Dick Folland returned Salt City. He left his wife there just to make a songwnter feel silly. Cpl. Kramer our silent man from Philadelphia came back, almost glad to be back on Drew Field. Pfc. Alberto returned from Brooklyn the same way. he left, complaining about everything and anything, but not rneanmg anything. Our mail clerk John Luiz has gone home on a rnucl; longed for furlough to the land of snow and sk!ing,. in _New _Hampshire. Pvt. Ira Dooley is now enjoying a furlough m Cmcmnatl. Walter Barrows is telling the .folks all about the Army, he hves in Philadelphia. This company has organized a basketball team and IS w1llmg to play any and all teams on Drew Field. Address all challenges to this company. Ruth and Flo from Ohio and Alice from Wonderland By PVT. G. A. OSCHMAN JR. Pinups for you GI's? Sure we got 'em! In fact we now get them through the mail addressed to this columnist. (Wish these guys wo1,1ld attach an address also). For reasons known to the contributor of the two Ohio girls for our pin-up collection, I wonder how he is going to explain to the girl on the right why he said: "Sorry, bud, double or nothing"? There' s going to be a dead bridegroom around the area when Flo gets this pinup mailed to her. Personally I'll take care of the flowers for the man's bier. ... (That's the least I can do after starting this) Appropriate detail: Katz chasing stray dogs. Seeing Master Sgt. H. J. Katz on MP patrol took the cake. Then seeing him rounding up stray dogs. Heck, we can't resist the urge to be corny. ... "Six striped Katz chase dogs." "This Week's .. The other ,.day here I saw a newspaper clipping concerning a grandmother of T/5 Sherman Howard, chief mail clerk. "Yeah," I said "grand rnother."-A widow 74, keeping the morale of seven grandchildren on a high level ... she writes to them regularly and says it's the most important role that a civilian can play these days Sherman claims he'd like to have "grandma's" hand sewed quilts for these chilly nights. While on the mail situation, packages are beginning to roll in ... this morning T/5 Howard looked like an "out of uniform" Santa Claus" with the large mail sack he shoulder. had slung over his The 748th SAW has a paratrooper ... rise and shine at reyeille and Kennedy pulls the rip cord after leaping out into space from the top bunk. "ThinK: that joke? That no joke man!" .. will somebody teach Joe Long and Steve Becsei how to speak straight English .. without the broken frills. "Izzie's Delicatessen" ... thanks to Mom Gottleib the boys around our neck of the woods here on Drew have been treated to some swell sandwiches. Lieutenant Powers gets some melting sugar reports. I got that information from Lt. Dietrich. All good things come to an end and I guess now I'll have to take the snapshot of "Alice" and attach it to this article ... "Alice" Westerly, Rhode Island. I heard a lot about that town from T / 5 George R. Bogue, but brother he has never told me Alice lived across the street from him. Saint Becomes a General .BUENOS AIRES-(CNS)-The Virgin of Mercedes, patron saint of Argentine land forces, has been made an honorary general of the nation's Army. "Boy, you should have heard me tell the fir.st sergeant where to go."


PAGE EIGHT t.Wf.#W&fZ.iFREE AMUSEMENTS BEDS[t@-.mit%1 FREE FIELD ECHOES, THUR 'This Is the Army' Comes to Drew for Eig GEN. STEPHEN H. SHERRILL, Commanding General of AWUTC, purchases a pair of tickets for the gala premiere of "This Is The Army" frorry his secretary, Miss Jean Roth. The hit Army movie opened at the Tampa Theater last night -and opens at theaters here tomorrow PIN-UP PICTURE of Rita Lupino, Ida's sister, who is bound to be on. e of your pin-up girls after yo1.,1 see her in "The Heat's On," beginning December 8 at Theaters 1 and' 5 Rita's long line of theatr;ical ancestors, as well as the record of her famous sister, Ida, are well supported by this petite new star. '1> "Are you an officer or just a second lieutenant?" ------------------------What To Do In Tovvri uso TODAY Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p .m.-Mr. and f\'Trs. Club, supper, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs St. Parish Night, Bingo, 506 Madison St. -Danc-ing party, 710 Harrison St. (Negro). P.,tio dance, 214 North Blvd. TOMORROW 10:30 a.m.-Expectant Moth e r s Class, 607 Twiggs St. Noon-Wives' L u n c h.e on, 607 Twiggs St. 6 p.m.-Fish Fry, 821 S. Rome Ave. 7:30 p.m.-Art Fun, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p m -.-Music and Singcopation, 607 Twiggs St. Patio Dance, 506 Madison St. 8:30 p.m.-Musical feature, 214 North Blvd. SATURDAY, DEC. 4 Noon-Wives' L u n c h eon, 607 Twiggs St. 8:30 p.m.-Hi 11 b i 11 y band, 607 Twiggs St. Musicale, 506 Madison St. Party Night, dancing, 214 North Blvd. SUNDAY, DEC. 5 9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madison St" Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St. 3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs St. 4 p.m.-Fireside Patty Hour, 214 North Blvd. 4:30 p. m Music Study Social Hour, 607 Twiggs St. Supper, 821 S. Rome Ave. 7 p.m.-Club Sing, 214 North Blvd. 7:15 p.m.-"Let's Discuss," 607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Forum, 214 North Blvd. MONDAY, DEC. 6 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 2 p .m.-Sewing Class, 607 TwiggS' St. 7 p m :-c 1 a s s i c a 1 Music, 607 Twiggs St. -8 p .m.-Games, ping-pong tournament, YMHA, Ross and Ne-braska Sts. D.ebatlng Club (1st and 3d weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negro) Spanish Class (2d and 4th weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negr_o). 8 :30 p m .-Sing cop at ion, 607 Twiggs St. Special Program, North Blvd. Movie, 506 Madison St. .. TUESDAY, DEC. 7 Noon-;Wives' on, 607 ';I'w1ggs St. 7:30 p .m.-Art for Fun 607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m:-Party, Service Center, 214 North Blvd. Photo Club (1st and 3d weeks), 214 North Blvd. Dramatic Club (2d 1d 4th) weeks), 214 North Blvd. 8 : 30 p .m.-Community Sing, 506 Madison St. -:'yping Class, 710 H arrison St. (Negro). 9 p m .-Chess Club, 214 North Blvd. 9:30 p .m.-Educational Movie and Typing Class, 710 Harrison St. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-Dance instruction, 214 North Blvd. 7 :30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Dance, 506 Madison St. Bridge, 214 North Blvd. Spanish Class, 710 Harrison St. (Negro). 8:30 p .m.;Feature Movie and Camera Cbb, 214 North Blvd. Coffe Hour, 706 Twiggs St. The Army Service Forces (formerly Services o f Supply) is the organization charged with supplying the Army with all services" and material including transportation, keeping personnel records and supplying mail service. SERVICE CLUBS TODAY 7 :30 p.m.-Bridge Tournament, 1008 Kay St. 8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tournaments, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. P arty, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler Sts. TOMORROW 7 : 30 p. m .-Dance for Drew Field 1008 Kay St. (Negro). SATURDAY, DEC. 4 7 p m .-Dance, Elks Club, Florida Ave. and Madison St. 7 :3 0 p .m.-Soldiers chorus, -Christian Service,Center, Tampa and Florida Sts. 8 p m ..-Open House, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. SUNDAY, DEC. 5 1 p.m.-Open House, Tampa and Tyler Sts. 2 p m .-Special guest hour, 710 Harrison St. Intersocial Club, game;,, 506 Madison St. 5 p .m.-Navy Mothers Club, 305 % '.IVater St. 5:30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, Florida Ave. and Tyler St. First Methodist Church. 6 p m .-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center, broadcast over WTSP. 7 p .m.-Vespers Service, Men's Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro). 8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field orchestra, YMHA, Ross and Nebaska Aves. 8 : 15 p .m.-Singaree and Fellowship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts. 9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and Tyler Sts. MONDAY, DEC. 6 7 : 30 p .m.Symphony Orchestra practice, Tamp2 and Tyler Sts. 8 p m -Ping-pong tournament; YMHA, Ross and Nebraska _Aves. Dance, :1,008 Kay St. TUESDAY, DEC. 7 6 :30 p m .-Victory Girls chorus, 1008 Kay St. 7 p .m.-Tampa Chess Club, De Soto Hotel. 8 p .m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. 8 : 15 p m .-Dance, Municipal -Auditorium. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8 7 :3 0 p m .:_Ping-pong-tournament, 1008 Kay St. 8 p.m.-Community sing, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. 9 : 15 p .m.-Camera Club and Bridge instruction, 214 North Blvd. Officers' Lounge At Elks' Club Aids Xmas Task While enlisted m e n turn their Christmas shopping troubles over to the USO's, commissioned officers are sometimes forgotten in the holiday rush. Not so a t the Elks" club, wbere the Officers' Lounge, open every day, has dedicated itself to solving Christmas shopping woes for commissioned personnel. From your gift list to the postman's sack, helpful ladies will be pres-. ent to take care of the necessary arrangements. Tonight, Decembe r 2 marks another gala formal d ancE for commissioned officers at the Elks' club. From 8:30 p .m. far into the night, lady and gentlemen officers with their may frolic at the club, Florida and Madison Streets_ Sarasotaa Tampa Offer Free Beds The Sarasota Amencan Legion Post, Sarasota, offers free lodging for enlisted men any night of the week, at t h e American Legion Coliseum. You may secure reservations by calling Sarasota 77 57. The coliseum is located a t the corner o f Washington Boulevard and Ninth Street, Sarasota. The Scottish Rite Building, 502 E. Lafayette St., Tampa, houses a free 50-bed dormitory reserve d for service men. Himmel! These St Petersburg j Information, guest cards, etc. at the Recreation Office, Defense Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N. Phone 4755. HOME CENTER, 256 Beach Drive North, open daily -from 9 a m to 11 p .m. Informal dancing. Coffee and cookies. Laundry, ironing and sewing facilities. Bathhouse, suits and towels for bathers. Showers, shaving and naps. Dance instruction. PIER CENTER. Municipal Pier. Informal dancing. Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges. Dance instruction Wednesday. USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writ ing room, pool, games, mailing service, sewing service, stationery, shaving service. etc. TOMORROW 7 :30 p.m.-Football dance, orchestra, P ier Center. Music Hour, USO Club. DECEMBER 4 1 p.m.-Listen to football game,USO Club. 7 p m .-Games, pool, ping-pong, checkers, USO Club. 8 p.m.-Dance at Pier, Tinsley's orchestra. DECEMBER 5 9 a.m.-Coffee Hour, -Sunday papers. Home Center. 10 a.m.-Leisure Hour, USO Clul:' 2 :30 p .m.-Tea Dance, Orches tra. USO Club. 5 p m .-Canteen suppe1 Home Center. Snack supper, USO Club. 7 1-.m.-Party. Pier Center. Informa l dancing. 1JSO club. DECEMBER 6 7 :3\. p m .-Dance instruction, Ralph Case, instructor. Learn the latest dance steps and dances. USO Club. USO Club. Square Dance, Pier Center. 8 :3 0 p.m.-Informal dai DECEMBER 7 7 p .m.-Game night. Pier Center. 7 : 30 p .m.-Class cal Recordings. Informal dancing. Games. Pier Center. -DECEMBER 8 Noon-Wives Club Luncheon. Detroit Hotel. Wives of all enlisted men c ordially invite d 7 :30 p.m.-Bingo. Prizes. S erv ice men's wives invite d USO Club. DECEMBER 9 7 p .m. Games and i n f o r m a 1 dancing. Pier Center. 8:00 p.m. Dick Spencer's orchestra. USO Clulx St. Petersburg Spa Pool open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p .m. The city recreation department offers special rates to men in uniform. Masonic Meeting John Darling Lodge, F and A. M., 610 Madison street !ampa, extends fraternal mgs and welcome to all Mason brothers. An invitation is extende d t o attend the weekly Wednesday night meetings.


bA Y1 DECEMBER 21 t I i i' Their Camouflage! Clearwater -i. LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (opposite Capital Theater). Open 9 a .m. to 11 p.m., for the con yenience of service men. f BEACH CENTER. Open Satprday 'and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p .m. Open week days by 'request. Directions may be ob tained at the Lounge. ; DANCES: Wednesday nights 8 p.m. to 10:30 p m., and Saturday from 8 p m to 11 p m Auditorium. St. Pete Wives Enlisted Men Wednesdays f.' Wives of enlisted men living in St. Petersburg are cordially iriyited to become member:.. of the Club there. The organi gation, which meets each Wednes day for "pot luck" luncheons at the St. Petersburg YWCA, 338 First avenue north, has been in existence for over a year. ;. Price of admission to the lunch :eons is 30 cents or some -of the foor' needed for the luncheon. Following th:: meal, the wives go powling, visit some of the beau tiful scenic spots near St. Peters burg or participate in other social activities. : Co-operating actively with the Red Cross, Civilian Defense and pther local agencies, the Wives' of St. will fur nish you with a busy and pleas schedule of activities. It is run for the wives of enlisted men by the wives themselves. Those .interested may phone Helen Ken 6968 at St. Peters'<.]or may stop in at the 'we::A. --------Visit Your PX! JRANCH LOCATION 'Main Bev. and Clothing 2nd & Ave. F Main Mdse. and Spec. Order Dept. 2nd & Ave. F No. 1 8th & Ave. A 'No.2 No.3 No.4 No.5 No.6 No.8 9 No. 10 'No. 11 No. 12 No. 15 3r.d F. C. Area F on Ave. J 8th & Ave. H E-lst & Ave. L Camp-DeSoto Plant Field 4th & Ave. L Hosp. Area-B-10 1st & Ave. J 2nd & Ave. N Flight Line WAC" Area 3 F. C. Hq. Filling Sta. Ave. J at E. :Fence '-Branches with Soda Foun tains or Beer Gardens. of T lheater. Entertainment What To Do On Dre-w POST THEATERS In order to conserve paper, mimeographed theatre schedules will no longer be distributed to your organiza-. tion. This listing of theatre programs, radio broadcasts, and Drew Field entertainment schedules may be snipped from the ECHOES and placed on bulletin board of your organization for your convenience. THEATER Tlli'IETABLE 1

PAGE TEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURS .DAY, 'bECEMBER 2, 1943 503d Deadeyes 5030 RIFLE EXPERTS! Brig Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, gives medals to two rifle experts. Receiving medal is T !5 Delwin C. Jones, to the left is SjSgt. Peter Rossi. In the background is Lt. Maurice C. Boles, one of the 503d rifle instructors. A third expert, Cpl. Virgil McBride, was unalble to attend the presentation. OutdoorTraining Of 571st Does Wonde' rs to Men 553d Dinner Keeps Blair 'In' fot Day By PFC. L. S. KASTEL Thanks from the 553d SAW to the Mess Personnel at Kitchen 24. You outdid yourselves in preparing that Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks also to you KP's for the fine job you did on the serving line. Also express our thanks to Chaplain Aaron K. Farmer of 575th for saying Grace. His prayer drove home very forcefully the thought that we had so much to be thankful for during the past year. Private Blair, the jovial .Headquarters Company mail clerk, really stuffed away the food and yet after arising from the table he had the audicity to say that he was still hungry. The cont.ented look on his face proved otherwise though, as a matter of fact, I understand that he didn't even go to breakfast the next morning. First Sgt. Tremper had 2nd Lt. Receives Certificate DREW'S HOSPITAL has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons/ and Lt. Col. Jay Gamel, Base Surgeon, proudly hangs the certificate received this week. Recently an executive member of the American College of Surgeons inspected the Drew Hospital and approved the well-organized and efficie'nt installation. Army doctors in residence or any officer at the hospital now have their military time accredited to the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Associalf'ion, making them eligible for membership after return to civilian practice. "All of us are proud of this certificate and_ we wi II strive to uphold the tradition/1 said Col. Gamel. Robert L. Mentzer, Mess Sgt. y Sommers, Sgt. Hall and T/5 Mil-eage H p ler as Mrs. Tremper and his r ar er guests for Thanksgiving dinner at I his home in Clearwater. Hall and Miller's Army trainOf 746th K By SGT. W E. KOHNER ing came in very handy because now In opening this series of bits of news from the 571st served. as KP's Mrs. Tremper domg the bossmg. Soldiers Should Warn Families .on Allowance Thefts SAW, who_ are roughmg It m the field on a good, stout 16-They said the dinner was perBy Camp Newspaper Service C d f L f The U. S. Secret Service has _hour a day Training Schedule, I wish to state that the mo-feet but wouldn't disclose what orne y 0 I e issued a warning to all soldiers rale is higher than it has been in the past happened afterward other than to and their dependents that many say that they all had a wonder-A 11 t t 11 To account for this, one might give several reasons. ful time. rmy a 0 men and a owance checks are being stolen. The first, perhaps, is that the men feel their efforts may T/5 Paul Head-By. CPL. CHARLOS MARGOLIS Most of these thefts are perpe-soon give them a crack at actual combat. Company Calisthenics Is the Service club too far trated by thieves who follow the Naturally the morale mstructor was transferred last away from the 746th SAW? postman around on the dll;YS al-strengthened when some week to the 765th. Sorry to see lotment checks are delivered, given five day furloughs leave us Paul, we rel!-IIY' Do you fmd usa activities then lift them from mailboxes of travel time enJoyed your -fancy body budd-occasionally boring? Are soldiers' families. Watch out for ing exercises. f" ll b d? these bozos, the Secret Service RED CROSS AIDS you manc1a y em arrasse warns. We are deeply indebted to the American Red Cross for their kind consideration. This arrangement was made by Lt. Danziger of Company A and some of the other lieutenants in this Battalion. If some of the girls wonder how we keep warm, I might say we generally are not, with the exception of a few like Sgt. Petryshyn of Company A. He puts on one or more p:W,r of long-johns plus his woolen undershirt. Captain Chandler, Company A's Commanding Officer, fina,l ly got away on a short leave.. to his home at Chicago, after a long wait of 12 months. Let's all wish him a pleasant leave, also 1st Sgt. McCarthy of Company C who went to New York. Incidentally, Sgt. McCartgy is a tall handsome lad, do you think he'll enjoy his furlough, girls? Lt. McCormick and Lt. Danziger are serving their last notice on Lt. Regensberg of Hq. and Pl. to make good his promise of those marvelous cigars his dad manufactures. S/Sgt. Keene is now acting lst/Sgt. of Company A. Lt. Enright is again CO of Company A, while Captain Chandler is on leave. Company A has been very successful with two informal parties. This,was perhaps due to the fine entertainment by good musicians and entertainers from various companies under the direction of Sgt. Kohner and supervision of Lt. Lyons of Company A. CHUCKLE MAN We are especially grateful to Cpl. Covert for the laughs he gave us. He is from Hq. and Pl. and is better known as Doctor Covert. We are thankful for Lt. San Ambrosio's efforts in maintaining a good "PX. However, Lt. Andre thinks tires should be sold there. Perhaps it's just as good Lt. Andre doesn't get his tires, for then no doubt we would see little of him. S/Sgt. Hay, the mess sergeant in company A, has been pretty A little info on our hardwork-ing Personnel Sergeant Major Why not spend an evening with To aid service .nen and their Clair H : Fletcher. His voice is Comedian Pvt. Robert. Yeager. dependents in guarding against Robert has a collection of amus-theft of checks, the Secret rather gruff but that comes from ing monologues and stories that Service has offered the following 9 years service in the Field will keep you entertained suggestions: lery and the DEML. Don't let gruffness fool you though becausl 1. Write your family to have a underneath it all he is a swell! member stay at home when your check is due. If it is removed fellow. Mostly all work and no; from the mailbox immediately it play but he does break down in-cannot be stolen. frequently, and after chasing the 2 Make sure your family has boys out of Battalion Headquar-a deep, strong mail box with your ters for calisthenics trots out to kick the football a few times name printed on it in big letters: as his exercise for the week. Be sure to keep it locked. can't help but make a com-3. Have the folks arrange with Life in the field with the 571st. ment about our own Chaplain the postman to signal when he Walter B. Lounsbury. We delivers the check if possible. much in a daze lately. Is it true that you are soon to pop the question to her? We compliment Company D, for being on the ball. A' hot shower is a clever luxury in the field. The football gets its work out between the 'pup tents in spare time. It is a good sign when still exists for sports besides a lol).g schedule. The of-: ficers of the Battalian do a good job in touch football played during the noon hour. 111 Scandal: What lieutenant in Company A couldn' t get rid of three barrels of beer? If you enjoyed the news, don't miss each week. That's all brother. S-2AWUTC Says IYIIEIY Yi?t/ N/l Pt/i' T/IE w4rc# .YouR 77/L/("/ understanding man as our Pvt Laymon master when they move. The Post spiritual leader, the man who al-. Office a regular card for ways has a smile on his face and For pantom1me and Kmg Kong them to flll ou_t. a cheerful word for us all. capers why not try modest Pvt. Your faJ?lly should make a ---------------George Harper? pomt of cashmg the check at the Both Harper and Yeager have same n:tonth .. This will ALWAYS EAGER to help a fellow soldier/ the ECHOES inserts this attractive pic ture of attractive M iss Sadie Cummings. Miss Cummings is of the Main PX and came to Drew when the first PX opened way back two years ago. Staff Sergeant Mike Dodd mailed us the picture with the remark that "five dollars is the wager I can get it printed. We're with you1 Dodd. Be side, Miss Cummings is too curvacious to overlook as a bi II fold pinup. had stage experience make 1denhficatwn easier. Mer-Sgts. James Busack. and Robert have been _cauti?foled .to inVinson and T/5 c. C. Wascher Sist upon proper Identification so are thinking of challenging Pfc. it is wise for you to go to a place Alexander's team to some real where you are known. competition with a team com-still, have them open a bank acposed of our Motor Pool and Sup-count and deposi! the check inply Men. There is no doubt that stead of _cashmg 1t. Tell them to a 746th team will be a winner! be certam they understand the Pfc. Harry DeLosh. five feet rules of the bank about how soon five and 146 pounds, is our dythey can draw the money out .. namic quarterback substitute on 6. Th.ey should never fold, pm the Drew Field football team. or mutilate the DeLosh made his bow with the The Secret Service has urged Drew Fielders in a grueling game that. all soldiers se1;1d these sugagainst the Coast Guard from Da-geshons home that. dependents vis Island, Nov. 26. may follow this advlCe. It may We find Pvt. Harry Laymon save them some dough. making interesting progress. At present, however, Hands 0 me Talks on Iceland Harry claims he has girl trouble. Who hasn't? He says this is different-its an Incendiary Blonde! Latest social news includes the engagements of Pvt. William Wagner and T / 5 Henry Knapp. T/5 Knapp claims, with a threeday pass, Betty will be his for a year and a day and forever more. Pvt. Glenn Dobbs, former Tulsa university All-American back who performed brilliantly in this year' s College All-Star Washington Redskin game, now is in the physical training department at Randolph Field, Tex. Also at Randolph Field is Lieut. Bill Grimmitt, flying officer, who was captain of the 1940 Tulsa U squad. Operation of Aircraft Warning equipment in Iceland was reviewed Monday afternoon by Capt. Edgar M Matthews, speaking to A WUTC officers of Drew Fie.ld Speaker for last program was Lt. Fay R. Field, who served with an Aircraft Warning unit in the South Central Pacific area. Ken Leaney, former holder of numerous Pacific Northwest table tennis titles, now is private first class at the Lincoln (Neb.) Army Air base, and demonstrating to his fellow fledglings that the game can sweat them limp.


DREW FIELD ECHOlS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN lecture -Points Out Superstition Among Soldiers How to combat the superstitions and misconceptions about venereal disease was subject of Capt. A E. Abraham, Base venereal control officer, in his fourth lecture designed to teach non corns how to control venereal dis-ease. Speaking before a large class a t the R e d C r oss building in the B ase hospital, Capt. Abraham said that knowledge would go far toward spiking ugly and misconceived rumors which are usually associated with gonorrhea and syphilis. Going into detail, Capt. Abraham pointed out how little chance there was in contracting the disease from a latrine; that it was impossible to become infected by lifting a EYE CATCHER in the recently decorated bar at the A W Officer's Club is the mural pictured above. This South Sea island scene depicts three members of the Signal Corp,s who have just landed by parachute and are being tantalized (we think) by groups of native gals-dancers, as well as bearers of food and drink. The mural was done by T / 4 Seymour R. Kaplan, shown at the right. Other features of the officers' bar are I ight blue walls trimmed with ivory work, tables and chairs and a long unholstered bench, and indirect lighting. A new f.etaure of the club fs a series of plaques by Pvt. Phillip de Fleur, showing the insignia of the various arms and services of the Army. LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL of a rifle, the cameraman takes a picture of the three big guns at the newly-improved might impair a man's virility. Military Secret Violations Bring Stiff Penalties Drew Field .30 calibre range. Major N.J. Kohler, Assistant He contradicted the average Plans and Training Officer and Range Officer of AWUTC, belief-that no man would be is the gent ready to pull the trigger. On the left is Captain relieved from overseas duty be-h Aw R M Off d cause of gonorrhea for the man W. C. Zisc kau, ange atntenance tcer, an on would be treated by medics from the right is Lt. N. L. Bjorn, Base Range Officer. The range his own unit. By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL now sports a 24-foot tower with complete contact with all The disease is not infecti-ous, Lots of dates 'n' doings Of interest to all readers parts of the range. The pits were rebuilt with a new safety the captain said, so long as last week for the khaki cov-will be the following true Wall and Can now accommodate 800 soldiers daily with the treatment continued. He emf 1 phasized that ignorance would ered belles of Drew. If you cases o secunty vw ahons, as revl sed and improved equipment. First unit to fire since d' t th b I' f t d b AWUTC' S 2 no longer vm Ica e c e Ie were one of the hundred or repor e y s : the improvements was the 503d clerks who work in AW that gonorrhea was a mild ill-A private disclosed to a group Headquarters. "A splendid range and we got the necessary ness; "no more serious than a more (it really seemed like a of civilians the location of a regi-training for a squint at Tojo," Captain J. F. Fitzgerald, cold." thousand, we saw so many mental ammunitioi,.I dump,. Under the direction of Capt. beaming faces) who were number of rounds of ammumtwn Range Officer of the 503d said. -Jacob F. Lichtman, the lecture on hand and the number of men was followed by an actual dem-lucky enough to get a WAC on guard. One of the civilian_s f c h M ., d onstration of the correct appli-invite on Thanksgiving you reported the incident, stating that A rJcan oat anger Gl e cation of a prophylactic. he had not known of the ammu-Further familiarization on the can probably still be ldentlnition dump's existence before control of venereal disease was fied by that extra specially the soldier told him. The private To Surpr'Sed DreW WAC offered in the form of two motion contended look :vas for dis<;losing milita!'y t 'tl d "S mformatwn knowmgly and W1lpictm:es., The first, 1 e ex Colonel and Mrs. Melvin B fully, found guilty and sentenced In L1fe, reproductwn, Asp, who honored the WAC at to confinement at hard labor for "I needed coathangers badly, and I d1dn t care what whll_e second Taches Of Male Drew by accepting their invita-three months and forfeiture of they were made of or where they came from, but I cerout hof Tthhe theyt red$60 in pay. d th t d Af ce1ve -eac an sg1vmg, s oo A major in an advanced base ta1nly never expecte to receiVe one a was rna e In that guards in the chow line for .what seemed of operations sent seYeral rolls rica." agam&t mflltratwn. like hours, as it passed between of film to the United States with-Th t th t f WAC C 1 G Zika as The program for the remammg the festive, fruited tables. Judg-out censorship. Many of the pic-a. was e. commen orpora race lectures is as follows: ing from their later smi.les, they tures were of military installa-she receiVed a wire hanger that came to her as a result of DECEMBER s were just as pleased with what tions. He was court-martialed her ad in the classified section of the Echoes two weeks 8 : 3 0 A c t_ivities .' followed as were the other guests. and fined $50 a month for six L ecture Lie uten ant Sullivan. D1s, th ago cussion M ajor D elano. P amphle t We're w1llmg to bet-though mon s. t' d t. d f \ "Boy s Meets Girl in W a r T1me." we'll hafta admit we may be A sergeant in a theater of war Th WAC's desperate plight er and nego late a I a e or some 9 : 1 5 A.M.-'' Segregation vs. R epres d d-th t th 'ng of disclosed results of enemy action, e of her own. sion of Prost itution. L ecture preJU lee a e coml casualties and the location of an was noticed by 83-year-old Mrs. d Captain Abra h a m Pamphlet, "The WACs to Drew made th1s Trask, has case Agains t Prostitutio n .. Pam-Thanksgiving a much more pleasAPO address. He was court-mar-Irving Trask of Oldsmar, who was considerably and IS :promment. m phle t. "Why L e t It Burn? ant one than ever before. Lieu-tialed, restricted to the detach-reading an ECHOES loaned by a Oldsmar, has prom1sed to fmd DECEMBER 15 tenant Doris o .. Ward h a s already ment area for three months and soldier. She immediately came more hangers for the WAC con-8 : 30A.M." Rel?ulations Conserning begun plans for a bigger and bet-required to forfeit $20 a month folward w1'th the Afr1'can-made tingent. Venereal Disease .Lecture. L ee-ter Christmas week complete for the same period. C 1 Z,k t'll th ture C a ptam L e w1s. orpora l a 1s s 1 on e 9 :15 A .M:-"Epidemio logy." Lecture, with open houses, carolling -parhanger and explained that it was lookout for more hangers, but Capt ain Abraha m. Discussion, ties etc. designed to please the Sid Luckman, the Chicago bought by a friend before the last feels that never again will she C aptain Abraham. guy's as {,ell as the gals. Don'tcha Bears' great passing quarterback, war. While'the friend was a house receive a simple coat hanger with You B e m g Played fo2 r 2 a u c e 1 dare plan to spend a homesick has been sworn in as an ensign t M T k t d th h h b kgrou d D E C EliiBER t t th M 't' S H ex g=.:u::.e::s2 __, _____ 8 .30 A.M.-"Educational Met h 0 d 'cuz you JUS won m e an 1me erv1ce. e BLAST NAZI'S 'SECRET WEAPON' DURING A DOGFIGHT over Holland, a U. S. P-47 pilot blasted away one of the rockets carried under the wings of a German Focke-Wulf 190 (arrow, top). The new Nazi "secret air weapon" blows up (bottom) after being hit by a .50 calibre machine-gun bullet. Seconds later the ltllemy interceptor crashed in flames. Air Force photos. (lnternationat} Lecture, Captain Abra h _am. D1s ha'IOe time! .12.ects to be called to active duty cussion, S e rgeant Hev1a Pam-Those t ables v1v1dly flanked sbortly after the close of the cur pillet, X M arks the SpotL." P a ll'\: with signs reading "Air WACs rent National Professional Foot-phle t J e rry Learns 1!esson 9 : 1 5 A.M.-Fina l Exammabo n True __ --:--:--F alse Examinatio n Answers to BOB HAWK'S YANKWIZ 1. The Duke of Wellington. 2 Insect-eaters; to fight insect pests. 3. Eggs. 4 To prevent the cake from sticking to the pan. 5. Yes. Boiling point of water changes daily according to change in atmospheric pressure. 6. To give more surface for throwing out heat. 7. Because Greer Garson has red hair, Claudette Colbert has b rown hair. 8 Concrete is made from cement. (Cement is the substance whic h is mixed with water and used in pasty form to join stones or bricks. Concrete is artificial stone made by mixing cement and sand with gravel and broke n stone and sufficient w ater to cause cement to set. ) 9. A wiseacre is one who pretends to be wise. A wisecracker makes smart remarks. 10 Green. Yellow reflects one wave length. Blue reflects another wave length. The two c ombined reflect a third: green. THIS MIGHT BE CALLED "Family Portrait." Blondie (right) seems to have everything under control, but Dagwood (left) is a little uncertain. Cookie and Alexander make up the rest of 569th's mascot family.


PAGE TWELVE DON'T DO THIS DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, "DECEMBER 2, 1943 Signal Company, 3d FC Has Fun Thanksgiving By N R. HOGENSON Once again it, becomes my duty to wish the best of luck to three departing buddies from Signal Headquarters Company, Third FC: S/Sgt. Dixon, who is off to become a "Flying Gaget" (Aviation Cadet to you'se guys), Cpl. Swartz, whose new home will be Hq. Sq. 3d FC, and Cpl. "Sizemograph" Siminoff, who is bound for ASTP. Adios muchachos! Well, Thanksgiving day I'm sure was greatly enjoyed by all. The morning was spent in a hot soft-ball duel with Mickey Walker's "Bums" versus Sgt. Gantz's "All Stars". The stars of the game were "Bruise:r" Lima and "Shorty" Williams with slamblasting the ball for home runs. Final score was rather sad for the "All Stars". They lost 12-5. More practice, boys, more practice. NO ODDITY for Florida is a snake. The. vicinity of Bradenton has a few of 'em too, as this picture proves. Here's a black snake captured by some of the men of the ?40th. Weatherford' Nerve Center' Given Plug; Workers Named By S/SGT. FRANCIS E. NOWICKI The afternoon presented a delicious meal to each and One of the most important organizations on the local post is the "nerve center of Camp Weatherford"-the Mesevery individual who .attended sage Center. the 3d FC Mess Hall. By the The Message Center of the Sixth Training Battalion way, Pvt. Setlak is still looking under Capt. Frank L Denton, adjutant, is to be com-for that cigar he was promised. d f Let's take up a collection and mende or the excellent job they are achieving. The NCO get him one, what say fellas? in charge is S /Sgt. Arnold G. Sugerman who has under He's really tearful over it! his supervision the battalion file department, duplicating, A post is a piece of timber, switchboard and the battalion mail department. metal, or other solid. substance set upright, and often intended Working very capably in the to support something else. Could Message Center are T / 5 Frank that "something else" be a motor-Raizis, T / 5 Francis Trumbull, Cpl. cycle perchance? Cpl. Van StraWebster Sundburg, T/5 Edward tum thinks so. Medal for the dumbest saying Shovlin, Pvt. Merino Torello, Pvt. of the week goes to "Sad Sack" Warren Mierop, Pvt. Roger MeeJohnson who upon hearing that han Pvt. Marling Beck Pvt. John in Indianapolis are Hali Pvt. R. Marmor' Pvt. An-away free marnage certificates to GI's remarked, "that's pretty gelo Bottali, Pvt. Patterson, Pvt. reasonable; I had to pay for William McAvenue and T / 5 Hermine". bert Sachs. Poetry: A little lad name "Wink" NEW FRIENDS Who loved so much to roam It is always hard to leave the Our country's famed bright high-many iife,-long friends behind ways, In the Army found a home. Famous Last Words: Those stripes mean nothing to me. Watch Repairmen Urgently Needed. WHAT NOT TO DO in preventing fires about Drew Fieltl is depicted in the two pictures above The charming young ladies are civilian workers in the Fourth Training Battalion and told the photographers that they "just simply wouldn't think of doing things like this." However, they bl d Soldiers with experience as o ige with action shots on "What Not To Do." Top watch repairmen are urgently pictore shows attractive Miss Dorothy Dunham in the act needed at the main PX watch deof tossing a lighted match in a waste paper basket. Bottom partment! picture is illustrated by Miss Wilma McMullen and S/Sgt. This was .announced yesterday J 1 5 h by Charles Young, PX personnel u ius c argel who go thr.:>ugh a routine with the fire manager, who said no more re-extinguisher. "I know better than that," Miss McMullen pair work will be accepted until said, when asked if she often performed such a deed. "Fire other repairmen replace those extinguishers are there for emergency use and I wouldn't who have been shipped. d The watch department is dras-are touch them otherwise." tically short on help and already Both young ladies pointed interest in holding is swamped with work. The ob f,:e damage to the zero point. We buy bonds and work jective of the Exchange watch w1th the Army. Why should we see our bonds go up in repair section is to give 24-hour k h service. But if this goal is to be smo e t rough carelessness?" Miss Dunham asked. "I'm attained, Young emphasized, new as interested as any soldier in preventing fires," said Miss watchmakers must be obtained McMullen. "Believe me, this is our field, too." immediately. ----,.----------:'--_.::.._...::.____::_:::..:_...::.__.:.:..::.;_....:..::..:..:.______ Soldiers fitted for this type of WAC Recruiting Show To Held Tomorrow A state-wide campaign to the opportunity to sign up cruit won:-en for after the program. WACs will be highlighted m Enlistees will be assigned diT a m p a tomorrow with a show rectly to the Army Air Corps. and parade, it was announced yesterday by Third Air Force PX DIYIdend Headquarters here. The Air-WAC caravan, consist-ing of a 50-piece Maxwell Field Is Announced band, a contingent of Air Corps ., WACs, staff cars, trucks and busses, will arrive at noon tomorrow. The parade will be featured early tomorrow evening w i t h a show in Municipal Auditorium at 8 o'clock. Captain Dewey W. Couri will act as master of ceremonies at the auditorium, with Major Winthrop Stevens, commanding the caravan, scheduled to talk. The Maxwell band will play. Women in the audience will Capt. Donald S. Evans, Post Exchange Officer, yesterday declared a 50-cent dividend for every man on Drew Field. The dividend, derived from profit in the Post Exchange during the month of October, will be sent to the various units on the Post and will be used for company activities. A Base recreational fund of several thousand dollars was also annotinced. work will be compensated for their time and work. They will be paid according to AR210-65, which allows the Exchange to pay enlisted men one-half their base pay. All applications must be made at the Drew Field Exchange personnel office, 1st St. and Ave. B Aquarium Invites Soldiers to Visit Service men who are interest e d in tropical aquarium fis h are invited to visit the Eve r g l a d e s Aquatic Nurserie s, 706 Plaza Place, Tampa. The nurseries are not open to the general public, and no selling is done locally. The invitation, extended by Mr. Albert berg of the nurserie s, is open to service men who have engaged in the hobby. Many rare and unusual types of tropical plants and fish will make this a delightful spot at which to spend a day off. when one moves away and it is equally as trying when a young man is' called into military service. To the many fellows that must feave their homes, however, is given the luck of making new friends. In the Army there is unity of thought. A great many conventionalities of. civilian life must be cast away as soon as a man enters any type of service. No one person must feel that he is so far superior to another that an amiable state is impossible between them. Unless, of course, the feeling is justified. When a fellow enters the Army he is doubtful. It is so new and so very different that he does not know how to respond to the situation. He sees all types of characters and in his questioning state of mind he is reluctant to be familiar and builds a wall of re-' serve about himself. Behind this protective state of fortitude he loses himself and what may be the beginning of a swell time and the building of a strong, lasting friendship. Adverse conditions make the strongest type of friend. When things seem to be going wrong and a friend is made that person' s good will is worth acquiring. In a great many cases more than in prosperous times for he is less apt to prove a "fair" weather friend. True, all types are to be found, but out of the many are a few that will always turn out to be pals and everlasting friends. ORCHIDS TOThe Second D emonstration Company has won the parade streamer four times. The 740th SAW Company is second winning it three times ... We were honored once again this week with a visit b y the commanding general of A WUTC, Brigadier General Stephen H. Sherril who made a sincere and timely address to the people of Bradenton at the Armistice program conducted at Memorial Pier. Signal Soldiers Urged to. Write For Magazines Men in Aircraft Warning outfits with a yen for writing will be glad to hear of the AAF's request to Brig.' Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, Commanding General of A WUTC, for articles pertaining to Aircraft Warning. These articles will be published in the AAF magazines "Air Force, "AFGIB" and "Impact, which are unclassified, restricted or confidential so they may include any material except secret. All AAF organization<;, both here and overseas, will be included in the distribution of these magazines. This will furnish the longneeded means of interchanging ideas and experiences for A W personnel, Also, it will acquaint all Air Force personnel with the problems, capabilities and limitations of Aircraft Warning per-sonnel and equipment. Any man with an article suitable for publication in these magazines should submit it to his commanding officer, who will classify and forward it to A WUTC, attention S-2. Some body, somewhere, may need that little tip which a write-up of your A W experiences would in-. elude. Rehearsals Begin For A W Minstrel R ehearsals have begun for the big A WUTC "Minstrel Caval c a de" a t Drew Field. The all-star musical will f e a ture n othing but GI talent and will be under the auspices o f the AWUTC Special Service office and ctirected by T / 5 Joe K e nealy. The show will be staged at R ecreation Hall No. 1 shortly before Christmas Corporal Kenealy has written the script, tentatively title d "From Dixie Day s to Harlem Nights." Singers, dancers and c omedians are b eing recruited, and it i s planned to have at least six end men, a large chor us, an orchestra and individual specialty acts.


Camp DeSoto Gives Thanks. For Holiday By CPL. A. A. KAALUND Holiday Greetings, fellow Americans and fellow Drew Field soldiers! We of Camp DeSoto are thankful and proud to be one of you. Holiday Greetings, Uncle Sam. We're thankful and proud to be your fighting nephews. The weather was very nice Thanksgiving and that is certainly something to be thankful for. In the past, every time we would set aside a day for merry making, it would end up with a heavy tropical rain storm. "NO DUST ANYWHERE" was the statement issued by Cpl. Lora Taylor Jr., Pvt. "Pat" Reitz, and ,Pfc. "Bunnie" Cassell, Drew Field "Air Wacs" who held formal inspection at the cadet barracks last Saturday morning. At the invitation of Cadet "Captain" Bob Grigsby and Cadet "Lieutenant" John Jaquinta, the girls searched diligently for dusty shoes and poorly-made beds. The future cadets (who had not been warned in advance), had left their barracks in best Gl order, their inspectors observed. The dinner was excellent and well arranged by our fine mess officer Lt. Stanley F Kaczmarczk; his very able assistant, Staff Ser geant Abraham Brown, and all the fine chaps that make up our mess personnel. 'INFORMATION PLEASE' STUMPED BY 552d FAN Private First Class Max Chaplain Gibson, our Are a Rosen, 43, a former grocery Chaplain, delivered a fine sermon store operator, stumped the as usual. One point in the ser. mon that seemed to register all experts on the "Information -around was when a prophet in Please" radio program, he speaking to a group of people, ]earned last week. said, "Love they -neighbor as thyself. For stopping the brains of the Heinz pickles and beans broad-One of the group stepped up cast, Rosen was awarded $100 in and asked, "Who is thy neighwar bonds, $7 in war savings bor?" The prophet replied, stamps, a full set of the Encyclo "Thy neighbor is anyone, any-pedia Brittanica and a set of the where, and everyone, every-Encyclopedia Brittanica. Jr. where, who needs thy-help." I Rosen, a member of Company don't know if that is worded D, 552d SAW Battalion, stumped oorrectiy, but it's a beautiful the experts with a three-part thought for all of us to bear in question regarding the hiding of mind. Cpl. Selwyn Holmes hit corpses in certain plays and moa good point when he said, tion pictures. Pfc. Max Rosen "Let's all be thankful for our Rosen was on furlough at his p;1rents and schools and church-Baltimore home on the night the es, which molded us into men, experts ,)Jowed to his query,. and is a 1923 BA graduate of Johns and made it possible for us io neither he nor any members of Hopkins University. Before donbe here to d-efend our Native his family heard the broadcast. ning khaki he acted in legitimate Land." In the Army 14 months, Rosen and radio plays. What Is It? Ask 3d FCMen By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER singing from the bandstands? That's _one way to beat the bill. without washing dishes. Ask TjSgt. Line Karches of Third FC to show you his correspondence school diploma for his course in drafting. Line put his ability to work and drew U!p some plans for a bookcase. This he turned over to the carpenters, "Sparky" Myers and Resch. But what came back was something unidentifiable-it looked more like a cross between a flower box, a baby crib, and a sewing basket. Maybe it's to keep Miss Newman's shirts-for-sewing-on-insignias-during-non-It was two weeks ago that AI Ledbetter left for furlough to Los Angeles with about 10 feet of tickets and a box of cookies from "you-know-who." "Rock" Roquemore doesn't do bad himself with .his tailored ODs. But we don't know about this business of his calling. other guys "fatty." busy-hours? Notes to alumni ... Lt. (exfili in while the major is on temSgt. ) Ray Janus met Ex-Signal-porary duty at another location. That's right, that's a hash mark "Poochie" Antonucci has showing Sympathies are extended to off on his blouse. ette Marge Smoke Niedobowski (that looks as though it's spelled correctly) at the 4th AF in San Francisco where he is now sta tioned and she is working recent visitor was Lt. (ex-Sgt.) Ed Steelnack, now an In. 2d Lt. ... and this writer had a V Mail from the "stripeless wonder" Bob I Lawler, now a lieutenant "some where in England" got any news for us? MANY THANKS TO ALL DRIVERS WHO GIVE LIFTS, ESPECIALLY TO US /GIS. And here's what we think. of those who leave the Base with empty cars and pass up Gls waiting for lifts. Tip to Saling, new A-2 clerk, don't bother sweating out those two A-2 stenogs they're both happily married. Marchesi and Palazotto are walking examples of good Army chow. But Lazenby and Eldon Guidry start eating their lunches almost li:s soon as they get to the office. Sgt. Herman Cohn who lost his GENERAL STERN 1 father this past week. After they leave the old 3FC Noncz and his fancy corn cob they keep on rising. Latest pro pipe belong i n the smoke hoy.se, motion we learned about was that not A-1. our former Signal Officer, Ben-Ray Harmon must be worry-jamin G. Stern was recently pro ing about his boy,, Johnny moted to Brigadier General. Eaton. All of a sudden Ray is Milliken is leading the crop sprouting gray hairs. of new ..mustache growers. It was brrrr up in Maine, reSo they thought they would ports recent Frenchy drink a beer at the PX after the Laliberte. But Park and "Deacon" CW lecture one evening last Waldrop are also sweating out week. And they proceeded to furloughs. walk through the "verboten" Tipsters from Barracks B-2 inWAC area. So the MPs nabbed form this writer "that Ray Dayton five customers-Causier, Dobie, was named the "Most Pin-Upable Badin, Walker and Fred Huber. Boy in B-2." A b But the W are doii}-S:. all l right, Seewald, Delaney, right for S/Sgt. John "Wolf" Carson and Janes are still gold-Wilson and the last we heard bricking at the Station Hospital. was that he messed (note amHORSES, HORSES biguous meaning), with the Now it's a horseshoe court be hind the Supply Room. Shoes may be drawn from Supply. Bill Jones, champ shoe pitcher will take on all comers. WACs on Thanskgiving Day. Some suggestions that came forward from our readers CONGRATULATIONS what about. outdoor electric The cooler weather means more Gls are going to the dances and B-2's famous dance instructor Murray (claims he's some kind of a relative to that famous Arthur Murray) has been teaching Campilii, Dolan, Carpenito and Lefurgy the very latest in jitterbugging. It's old news but our congratu-lights over the front and back lations go to WOJL Stenstrom and steps of each barracks? Pfc. Claude Michaud, both of and B-1 could use another mir whom took unto themselves ror to replace the missing one brides. And Lee Mann said "I do" I in the latrine. Got any sug-yesterday. gestions? Lieutenant Gephart moved over Could it be that S/Sgt "Jewel to Major Muse's vacated desk to Box" Miller is stepping out by Frim Little Joyner we learned that Mager Caldwell, a former Medic of ours, is now "some where in England." 'Bout time for Christmas shop ping, isn't it? PAGE THIRTEEN HERE WE GO AGAIN. It's a wonder you people (poor fools) don' t get smart and stop reading this silly drivel. Well, the Editor says so so here I go. The day is dark and dreary but my spirits refuse to match the day. IF THE REWRITE dept. will allow me (without the cutting section cutting) I would like to inform the person (questionable) who has the urge each week to further ruin my column with little quips, that I am quite fully capable of making a mess of the weekly attack on the literary without the help of this man with a child's brain. Reminds me of the little fellow who goes around painting mustaches on bill boards. (We also know how to spell C-A-T. Any child knows that.-Ed.) THERE I guess I told him. ONCE MORE ... Laraine Day Goliie! THE RIDE situafion (Why d9 they insist on calling it a situation? ) is getting better. I see that a lot of the fellows have the _"spots" picked out along the Dale Mabry stretch of sand and .cement. LOOKS LIKE Terry is in for a bad spell. ... Col. Cm;kin knows all and I can' t wait till tomorrow to learn what's up. "' DID YOU KNOW that the majority of men in the armed forces read? Did you know that 60 per cent of the men read funny books first, and then on down the line with ficti-on at the bottom? Why? Simple! When these statistics (that word always gets me) leaked out to the great American public the first assumption was that soldiers were as little men. However, how many soldiers really have time to read a novel? I don't ... an,d I'll bet at least 60 per cent of the others don't either. Dear American public: Please dQ not jump at conclusions ... dear people, try to learn. a little more about the soldier and what makes him tick .... I dare say that your conception of the intellectual abilities of your fighting men will change. ONCE AGAIN (this isgetting to be a weekly feature) the question of the uniform comes up. You birds know what to wear, and there is no reason why you all can't wear what you are supposed to wear. It saves a lot of trouble ... and the day of .the zoot suit is going out anyway. LIEUTENANT MAY and the staff at the Motor Pool are on the carpet again this week. No, not the crying carpet, but the praise department. Lieutena-nt May has been doing a: lot of un obtrusive g.ood for the Gls on the Base. Thanksgiving he really did a swell job. Did you notice the ease with which you were carried from the gate to the entrance of the Base? Why? Lieutenant May! SAY, FELLOWS, the new Service Club down on Fourth Street is really a work of art. They had a swell dance out there last Thursday and it was well attended. However, the following night there was no one there to speak of (or to). The reason? The boys will always go to a dance. The solution? You fellows who were at the dance should really stop around there more often. It is your club, and it is one of the most beautiful in the country. Make use cif it .. it's all yours. Miss Nicks is the lady who will make your visit comfortable. THE NEW LIBRARY right next to the above is being well attended. I CALLED. Rodney Von Gackel on the phone t'other day. Asked him what was good for a cold! Don't ever call Rodney Von Gackle on the phone to ask him what is good for a cold! (That guy!) FLETCHER HENDERSON! How did you like him? He really is terrific, isn't he? We hope that more of the same comes soon. .. It has been so long! THERE GOES recall. I'm hungry (so I've been told). Every day about this time I get a gentle gnawing at the doors of the department of the interior. I usually do the following: Rise, place my hat on my head (at the proper angle), do a smart left face ... take three steps and fall flat on my nose. It' s just about that time so will see you around (about). RUMOR: I understand that soldiers are not permitted to mail Christmas cards postage-free under the provisions of the free mailing privilege. Is this true? FACT: Lt. Hunt of the Base Post Office supplies the following information: Christmas cards enclosed in sealed envelopes may be mailed free. If the card "is sent in an unsealed envelope it requires a P h cent stamp. And, of course, if it is a post card, a one-cent postage stamp must be used. RUMOR: I hear that the present furlough time-five days plus traveling time-is to be lifted to 14 days on January lOth. What' s the story? Can I count on a 14-day furlough in January?. FACT: AWUTC's Adjutant Office quashed this, and similar rumors with a flat reply-"No truth to it." The general policy on officer's leaves is also five days plus traveling time.


PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY,"'DECEMBER 2, 1943 ,,Jt;,.; Athletic Wilson 's Of 4th SAW (Continued from Page 11) Knows His Stuff Serve the Men Who Fly," which Technician 4th Grade Wendal you've been stumbling over at T. Wilson, 4th SAW physical various spots in Tampa and St. training whip, is one man with Pete, are occupied by authentic k d f h "Air WACs" -straight' from the pu-lenty of bac groun or Is Drew Field "Air WAC" Detach-Army job. Not a machinist classiment. "Placed there to give. fied to be cook, but a sports man friendly information -to WQmen With Sports training and an ininterested in joining the Corps, structor with years of prexying the gals on duty have had. many 'neath his sun-tanned dome. humorous incidents to report. Grad of State Teachers College, North Carolina, with a BS in Cpl. Rimini, always ready with Physical Educatio n he has had wit anyway tells this one, from eight years each of basketball, her day in front of Maas Broth-baseball and. football, two years ers. in wrestling with spare time tak. A very, very plump Italian lady en up with such sissy games as stopped. before' the table, beamed soccer and softball! After school charmingly at Rimini, and in-he played semi-pro base bail for quired, "Leetle girl, how biga a total of 10 years and football can yow be and still join da for three years. He did this, he WACs?" explains, just ,so he wouldn: t get TWO VIEWS of the Drew Field display in downtown Tampa advertising "This Is The Army" are seen above. One is a bird's-eye shot showing the camouflage display as well as various implements of war. The other is a close-up view of one section of AWUTC's 5th Training Battalion's 'exhibit. J.;.Day Show Thrills Tampa Rimini looked the situation stale with all his studying time. over, gulped, and 1eplied help-In the teaching profession he fully, "Well-sometimes they'll lists physical ed .in classroom, give a waiver, if you're little gym and on the field for three Drew Field played a major role in a three-day' show Harold E Col..:rin, chief instructor overweight. years in high schools, and four h ld d t T h' k bl' h of the school, the eight truckloads With a flourish, the lady threw semesters in teachers' college In ,?WJ? own ampa IS wee to ICize t e pre-of materials and equipment were open her coat, exposing a 'large Three years were also spent in m1ere of This Is the Army, for the benefit of Army Emer-assembled in the remarkably expanse of hips; too large for YMCA as a physical director. As gency Relief. brief span of one minute and 15 anything but a .>pecially coli-a coach he has been in major c nd structed WAC uniform. While sports for six years, and three From the standpoint of preparation and magnitude, th' e se 0 s. Rimini forced a pleasant expres-years as manager-coach of semi-camouflage-display by A WUTC's 5th Training Battalion The 5th Training's pamo'!sion, the lady said, "Oh, well, if pro baseball teams. For civilian flage school has worked m I joina da WACs, I take it off occupation he chose program di-. camouflage school was a knockout. And from the stand-close co-operation with Brig. queeck, yes?" rection of USO' s and community point of general interest, the Warhawk fighter plane exhib-Gen. H. Sherrill, ComRimini agreed, and Pr.Offered a centers with playground 'and ited by Base attracted much attention from civilians and mandmg General of AWUTC; handful of booklets on the WAC. school recreational work as a ld' l'k -Col. James F. McGraw, bat-As the lady took .them, she sideline. so Iers a I e I talion commander; and queried: 1 T/4 has been dyam-MacDill Field also had a p art Dotting the terrain a_round !he AWUTC's S-3 section. Since "Justa wan more theeng: If I 1c, d1:1vmg force the in the exhibits, with the 91lth were many mterestmg August, more than 1,200 Gls -join da WAC, can I steel staya 4th Bn. program, Engineers setting up a camou1tems--a dummy well, concealing have completed the course, and h()me wid myhusband?" Rimini supervised by _Lieut Charles F flage display. Other features of a foxhole .and gunner; dummy 10,000 other spectators have_ had to admit that wouldn't quite Halsted, athletic off1cer. Work-the miniature battlefield. included stumps and trees, occupied"%by visited the. area and seen the be Arm-;procedure. The lady ing _seven days a week, he prac-such eye-catchers as the famous sharp-shooting riflemen; a flat-principles of camouflage imlooked sad, as she tucked the tically lives in his shorts, out. at "bazooka" rocket. gun, an ar-top swing-away contrapition hid-pressively demonstrated. booklets into her purse and wan-the obstacle_ course, retu;rmng mored car, an amphibious jeep ing a series of foxholes; and a Lieutenant Colvin' s executive dered away. only to adm1.n1ster ca_listhemcs to and other 1mplements of war. dummy woodpile, with remov-bl t d 1 and administrative officer is Lt. Note to that Master Sergeant a 4th Bn._umt_ or remmd Lighting and other arrangements a e op and en s, concea mg a Raymond Cougle. Chief non-com named Bob who has made this that he ;s shU on Drew Field. for the displays were in charge two-man machine-gun crew. instructor is Sgt. Merl E Friz-column before: Chen Yu's Opium Under. hls eye, the 4th of Third Air_ Force. Of great interest were "Trojan zelle, and Cpl. Lloyd Morrison is Poppy polish is a lovely color. In Battalion area has been the horse and "Annabelle" the h t t The staff of 14 ... fact, we wear it ourselves. (This expanded 1m proved_ to match Barbed wire closed off the cow, lifelike replicas of grazing lS. assis an is not an advertisement.) How-any on-the f1eld. street intersections and paths farmyard animals. enlisted men, addition to regl!ever, you made one mistake when were laid out for the curious to Further on, the crowd saw a lar school and :t;esearch 111 you tried to impress Pvts. Reitz use as they ankled fi:om one dummy haystack, large enough to the of field expedients, have and Haight. You don' t wear it display to the other. hnmedi-hide a radio and crew; a dummy to pull regular com-on your knuckles,. Chum; you ately facing Franklin Street brush hide, for concealing a jeep pany details. wear it on your nails! was a dummy house hiding an or small truck and a dummy Their spirit is high. On SunDidja ever hear Marian Wal-anti-aircraft battery. The sides such as by the Allies day, their day off, they banded ton when she bursts forth into and' ceiling of the structure as decoys to draw enemy fire together and set up the down-voice? My, but she does n _ice were collapsible so that the gun during the battle for North town display, and the demonstra-things with those vocal chords. crew could swing into action in Africa. tions -put on at night, were by Pretty and popular, Marian is a moment' s notice. Under the able direction of Lt. volunteers working after-hours." just one of many a ."new" girl who is making a name for herself. First Sergeant Betty Baker, who came to us with the girls from the Arboretum, leaves Drew before this issue is published, to begin her own company. A very capable girl and a fine non-com, we know Betty is just the gal to activate a new company of WACs. She will be missed at Drew, however, where we speak for the officers, the girls, and the fellows when we say it has been a pleasure and a privilege to know Betty. Good luck, Sergeant! The 396th, whose men have been "taking over" in the WAC detachment, as well as every place else around the field, has three "good-will-towardWACs" men who really deserve to be mentioned here. They are "Squirrel," "Shorty" and "Silver," all of the 592nd Squadron, and they have a "reserved" table at PX No. 1 which never fails to be surrounded by happy little WACs. "J. c.," that tall, mysteri.ous man who has a way with WACs, has added two new names to his list. Mymitte says he's very handsome, and Molgard says both he and his car are cute. What a guy. Hope Howat, Pajari, Huss and Groff aren't tQo jealous. Pfc. Dot Nordeen forsook her sculpturing long enough to appear on Drew's ":::Ught Answer -or Else" pr()gram at the bandshell Thanksgiving Eve. Not knowing the right answer to her poser, she was given an "or else" which nearly cost Lt. Kluge, usually not a nervous individual, his finger nails. Pfc. Gr ... nt HoW; who has never heard the irrepressible Nordeen chatter on and on, asked her to pretend that she was a married woman, and to describe her wedding day. Immediately, Dottie decide1i silently that she would have the hotel burn down. So, she began leading subtly to her climax. Lt. Kluge cut her off, right -in the middle of their supper, he was that worried. And Dottie is still sputtering about the hotel that didn' t have a chance to burri. Poems, Bi9 Dance,Etchin' g Featured by 1st SAW Unit By CPL. BERNARD LEVINE A good way to open the column this .week is with a poem one of the boys wrote to his girl. I finally persuaded him to allow me to print it, but he's very modest, and prefers to remain unknown. Sergeant Bearup is expecting double trouble. Two of his girl friends are coming to vacation in St. Pete at the same time. His problem is keepii1g them apart. I feel the glow of your sunshine a lieutenant thinking it was Even tho we're far apart somebody else. His apology was Your lovely spirit comes to meet accepted. Anybody's choice this week is one of our favorite sergeants, Sgt. Fritz Lowenstein of Headquarters Company. A soldier with real intelligence and a WE ARE FORTUNATE in having for our CO one of the finest and best-liked of ficers ever knew, 1st Lt. Marion W. Baxley. The I ieutenant was born in Gresham, S. C., in 1919. 'He has more than seven years' service, including almost three years in the Panama Canal Zone. With this wealth of military experience behind him, he knows all the ins and outs. The jolly, good-natured CO be very firm if need be, but the need seldom arises, because we're all alad to do wha.tever is necessary, for such a swell guy. He mar ried in July. He is very happily married and resides in Clearwater with his wife Billie. He commands Headquarters and Headquarters Company, First SAW. Because of a sincerely regretted error, the drawing of Lt. Baxley was identi fied in last week's issue as Lt. Bradley. Excuse it, please.-Ed.) mine We have JUSt uncoyered an-And mine goes to meet your other bit of interesting items. heart Pfc. Eddie Aman, has spent six years covering for the Buffalo distance does not separate Evening News: The Army is an Nor does time make to forget o _ld to h1m, for_ he We were for each other made live_d w1th the soldiers! expen-And though apart we're together encmg the same hardsl;ups when grand disposition, he knows how to win friends and influence people. The best dressed GI, selected by our latest poll here is Cpl. Edwards just call him "slick." yet he covered the Army s1x months throughout the south. My apologies to T / 5 Bergman I think of you and feel a great There seems to be a feud be-for not spelling his name correct-tenderness tween Sgt. Griffith and Pfc. ly in last week' s column. Not I lose my cares, my heart feels Baker. They both are trying to onl:, does he get another mention light get in the good graces of a little thi. week, but I promis e to at-Your loveliness and goodness WAC working at the base. We tend all his shows and laugh at makes me blessed hope it is settled peacefully. all his jokes. For everything seems grand, the world is bright. My darling do not fret or despair A great love like ours must be fulfilled 'Navy Invasion' in Pa111ama Finds Soldiers On the Our burning love will ma"ke fate care Accidents happen even in the li ght blmkers. The request was And our cups of happiness w.lll best regulated groups, and War-11apparently ignored, so the soldiers be filled. rant Officer Thomas E. Morrell, mounted m a c h i n e guns and who recently came to Dre'N Field !grabbed s ome tommy guns, ready us attended dance after a tour o f duty in the to give them a hot r ecepti-on The Fnday mght at th_e Service Club. bean theate r tells o f a near-acci-N avy w a s then sig n a l e d to light So many prett_ y guls were there, dent which had a happy ending. up or get shot at. This got rethat for a wh1le we thought the He was statione d with a unit' suits and the Id entification w as war was We w ere actually OJ? the Panarr.a coast w!1en one I flashed to shore able to fm1sh several dances mght. the Navy pulled mto the When the shipme n learned of without being cut in on. The beach to practice night landings. the excite m ent they had caused band was solid, and we werehep. Aircraft Warning troops had they brought several case s of beer It was a grand f!Vening, and our be"!n informed that the sailors to shore and the s oldiers got their morale was very high. were going to be in the vicinity, first drink of brew in four long Imagine Cpl. Cronin's embar-' but as a precaution they request-months. So it was a happy occarassment when he playfully poked ed their identification by flash-sion for all concerned.


DREW FIELD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943 PAGE FIFTEEN A W Eleven Plays Davis Islands Champ Gridders Still Undefeated Return Game Set Saturday Night in City STILL UNDEFEATED is Drew Field's AWUTC football team, 13 members of which are pictured above. Yes, Junior, we know that a starting lineup has only 11 men, but this shot includes 6, not just 4, of the squad's talented backfield men. Linemen, left. to right, are Angelo DeMaHei, Mack Sanders, Claude Robinson, Dick Hencken, "Bama" Mitchell, Jim Parrish and Don McKenzie. The backs are Pete Tom Armstrong, Joe Bragger, Oliver Ogden, George Esposito and Ray Brown. By PVT. PETE PETERSON Saturday night Drew Field's unbeaten and untied A WUTC football team will meet the Davis Islands Coast Guards p.gain at .Phillips Field under the lights at 8 p.m. In their two ous meetings the Signal Corps soldiers knockeQ. off the soldiers by 10 to 0 and 26 to 6. Tickets are 25 cents for soldiers and 50 cents for civilians. Processors Lose Double Touch Tilts Signal Varsity Cagers Workout Yesterday at Recreation Hall No. 3, some of the finest basketball players in the A WUTC turned out to Coach Sol Schec ter for the Drew varsity team. Regular league games will be played during the winter. Tlte team will be built around Lt. John Fowler, high point man in the City League last winter. This player, who is slight of build and short of stature, proved to be the most sensational basketball player in these parts last winter. He is one of those chaps, who when seemingly hopelessly covered, will emerge from a throng of opponents and score a basket. The AWUTC Special Service department is also planning to have a basketball league for the entire Signal Corps, with 48 teams taking part. S d R t In their last meeting, Sunday, econ epor lng the soldiers unleashed a diversified attack to humble the sailors on the Signal Corps gridiron. But 569 h H ld P the sailors are not one bit scared, t 0 s arty claiming that they have not much chance to play regulation games and they are optimistic over their chances in this next one.


PAGE SIXTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, DECEMBER 2, 1943 : : : MAX WERNER-The Course of the War Gilbert Islands Invasion .... Proves Allies Have Seized Initiati-ve .the Pacific By MAX WERNER Ou_ r action in the Gilbert islands confirms the fact that American fighting forces in the Pacific have wrested the initiative from the Japanese military machine. The possession of the Gilberts will open new operational opportunities for us. But because it is a limited operation this action is only a step and not a decision. It demonstrates, however,. what\ the re'al issues of Pacific strategy are. VVe can count on three strategic results of this Ameri can blow: VVe shall be nearer to consolidating that American sector of the war in the Pacific which runs from Pearl Harbor to the approaches to Australia. Communications in this area will thus be made more secure. New possibilities are opened for co-operation between Admiral Halsey's and General MacArthur' s fronts because converging action against the main _Japanese position at Truk island becomes possible from both sides. The capture of the Gilbert islands can beMORE ABOUTBANDSHEll (Continue d from Page 3) soldiers who otherwise would clog transportation facilities going to town. Original plans for the shell were drawn by a Tampa architect, but were revised by the post engineers to meet changes requested by the Base Special Serv ice Office, according to Major Guy B. Lynes, Post Engineer. by the Post Engineers, the shell has a concrete foundation and curtain walls. It is 30 feet wide and 17 feet deep. The large terrazo dance floor in front .of the shell is surrounded by seats that can accommodate 5 000 troops. TWO DRESSING ROOMS The shell has 'two dressing :rooms, a two-shower bathroom come the important step to w ard-the unification of our strategy in the South Pacific. War of Bases The Gilberts afford us a strategic position from which American forces can strike northward toward the Marshall islands and VVake. Cooperation of American n a v a l forces engaged in the South Pacific with our main forces b ased on Pearl Harbor is vital. The Gilberts can -become that position whence both the junction and the shifting of f orces in the South Pacific and C entral Pacific i s possible. Taken as a whole this -operation incl=eases the freedom of action by U S naval and air forces. Of course, the capture of the Gilberts is only a beginning-but the beginning of what? The outer ring of Japanese defenses is dented. But how will this success be exploited? Clarity about conditions of war in the Pacific is no less important than the use of the newly won small b a se. The fight for the Gilberts is an illustration of the strategic rules i n the Pacific war. The climax of every operation there must and will be the action and occupation-that is : :::= ::: :;:;: =:: :::: ;. ; ..:::: .;:; : and a radio transmission room equipped to do all the tricks of modern radio. The shell was built under the engineering supervision of Veighn Dangerfield, associate engineer to the Post Engineer. Also connected with the construction were Charles Fuss, maintenance supervisor; Capt. James P. McGuire, assistant Post Engineer, who expedited the work, and Maj. Chester K. Delano, Base Special Serv ice Officer. Lt. George VV. Kluge, Base Assistant Special Service Officer, who has been in radio many years, said the shell's acoustics are "far above and beyond expectations." Major Delano pointed out that programs originating at WDAE and WFLA and from CBS and NBC can be sent to Drew via telephone wires for retransmission over the P A system. With the up-tothe.,. minute transmission equipment, the band shell is equipped to broadcast various special ceremonies and the speeches of important visitors. to say, land fighting. Sea and air power prepare this fight. The effectiveness of both be measured by how they fullfil their role in carrying out landings and occupations. Near Obiectives The war in the Pacific-is essentially a war for bases. The next major task of our Pacific strategy is to overcome distances by the conquest and reconquest of bases which will carry the war closer to the Japanese islands, and force the decision there. VVhat _we must achieve is not the abstract control of the sea in the Pacific btit we must attain and conqUer concrete objectives; The objectives next after the Gilberts are JalUit, VVake and Truk-just as the objective next after the Solomons and New Guinea is_ Rabaul. This means, of course, not merely shorter distances but strategic continuity and interrelation as well. The 'shorten-ing of distances means the conquest of b a ses. Final Goal The-destruction of enemy fighting forces is both the implement and the final goal of this battle for bases. To wrest bases from them we must to their ultimate goals, and with more c o n c e n t r a t e d forces.' .;:, catch and destroy Japanese forces, and we want bases in order to achieve the final destruction of the Japanese military machine. Every individual battle--in the P acific de-monstrates its own limitations. There have -been decisive battles in Europe in this war, but none-yet in the Pacific. There we must still prepare for the d ecisive battles to come. The Gilbert islands; isolated, are only a h andful of corn i n the endless water desert that is the Pacific ocean. As strategic positions they are only relatively important-important, that is, in relation -to the sector of_ the front and the size of the forces which will use them for furthe r operatiohs. The atolls -of the Gilberts ,( are a demonstration of how limited our tactical successes Limited Successes VVe must see clearly that the entire front betw e e n Pearl Harbor and Australia is only a flanking sector o f a tre extended theater of w a r which includes not only the whole of the western Pacific but half the continent of Asia a s well. Every individual battle in the Pacific should remind us that in this area tactical successes mean less thi m in Europe where battles are waged much closer in' the Pacific still are. But the Gilberts demonstrate the p attern of victory in the Pacific, too. This pattern is the co-operation of all weapons in the operation of landing, maneuver and blitz in ocean spaces with decisions reached only in_ land fighting. Thus the building up of an adequate threedimensional military machine is the first condition of victory in the Pacific. Co-Ordinated Front The second major prerequisite is co-operation among all -of the scattered fronts. The Gilberts can b ecome the pivot position betwee n the South and Central Pacific. But the m ain strategic tasks still remains the organization of effective -co-ordination among the major fronts against Japan; the fronts in the western Pacific with the fronts in India, Burma and China-and eventually Siberia and Man-churia. There can be no question as ,_:''' to where the shortest road to ./ Tokio starts--it runs from the ,,_. coasts of East Asia to Tokio. OCEAN HOWLAND NANUMEA._ 0 ISLANDS -ON ISLANDS: ELLICE" o.FUNAFUTJ e r==== CORAL SEA SAMOA =:;:: .;: =:= :::: .:;: :; : ::: :;:: : MORE ABOUT-SANTA (Continued from 3) saw her two weeks ago when I was home on furlough but I miss her more now." Tillman hails from VVinston-Salem. He expressed hope that his wife would be here by Christmas Sergeant Earl Schenkel, of the 568th SAW, and Sgt. Frank Fitzpatrick, 714th SAW, both want a furlough for Christmas. Sgt. Schenkel wants to visit his parents at Cincinnati. "There is no place like good old Cincinnati, a .ccording to the enthusiastic Schenkel. -:;::: ;.; : :;::: : :;:;: be Santa Claus to my relative's VV AC area and als o consoled pachildren." tients at the station hospital. At the 568th SA VV, 1 s t Sgt. Al-At every area Mis s Day visited bert Foster, with only one wish she was turned over to the m a n in mind. "For Christma s, a cameo in the ranks. Last week's and diamond combination ring. ECHOES carrie d several" orga n.: I've w anted one for ages and i zational storis which mentioned have n t done anything about it." Mis s D a y s visit. The VV AC was Typical of t hese i s a story from by VlVacwus pl. Jams the 553d SA VV Battalion, written fro!ll New Orleans.. by Pfc. L S. Kastely. The cor. A mce c a s e and hghter res p ondent' s firs t paragraph said: rs my cho;ce, prefer.ably a R?n-"Our popula r s ergeant Hirsch of son. VVhy VVell, 111 the flrst the 553d w a s really in the spotplac_ e I alwa_YS have t obacco all light las t VVednes day. The lucky ove r my purse. In the second f ellow w a s picked to e scort lovely pla c e I n ever can fmd a match. I movie star L a r aine Da on a a match and no tour of our' area. y crgaret or vrsa v e rsa." MORE ABOUT-DAY ( Continued from P11gc 3 ) VVhen M1s s Day left Drew Field, as the ECHOES said in las t week -'s issue, she declared_ her visit here was "the highlight of my journey to camps throughout the United Sta tes." "Drew soldiers, she said, "are the most refined and courteous of the m all." Sergeant Fitzpatrick, suffering from the whims of second child-lowmg mght she V!S!ted Serv1ce hood, told Santa: "I want to get Club No. 1. away from everything GI for Miss Day also visited troops in awhile, but, most of all I want to training in the field in the old T ransportation of an infantry divis i o n of 15 000 m e n equipment and supplies requires more than 1,500 men.


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