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. Editorial ) P. A. lxnay to L. Day Comment COMPLE:TE XMAS PROGRAM ON PAGE THREE Drew Field Echoes FIVE COLUMNS OF WANT ADS ON PAGE 13 VOL. 2, NO. 41 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA DECEMBER 16,1943 B IG SHOW HERE DEC 28 Gets Dog Tag t.: .. Gala Program Spotlight Band, Planned Here MQvie Stars To On Christmas Play Bandshell NEGRO STAYS DEATH'S TRYST WITH 'LOST' DOG Drew Field will celebrate the Christmas season with special religious services, sports jamborees, parties, dances, musical programs, and, of course, a swell Christ :rp.as Day feast. Soldiers aren't the only ones who will have an elegant time. Two big p artie s are planned for the children of Drew Field officers and enlisted men. Each child will be given a gift .and will have the opportunity to speak with Santa Claus. FREE MOVIES Probably the most appreciated gift Drew Field Joes will receive from Uncle Sam will be free movies all day Christmas. The movies also will be gratis to guests of military personnel. By CPL. H. J. CANNING Already the Base is begin Shep-a shaggy, affectionate Shepherd dog-literally ning to take on a Christmas at-walked from .the valley of death last week. mosphere, with many chapels S h h k d and other buildings blossoming ep, w o was iJlC e up by Drew Field MPs for lack out with tinsel, holly and other of an inoculation tag, is the pet of Chaplain Lawrence. (Continued on Page 3) The chaplain, not knowing of Shep's plight, advertised in the ECHOES for the dog, believing he had gotten lost. WILLIAMS SPEAKS shep' s adventure would have been short-lived but for James ECHOES BLOWS TAPS FOR PUBLICITY STUNT W. Williams, a Neg1'o workman. The dog was one of four to be electrocuted and it was Williams' task to haul away the bodies. He watched one, two, three of thenogs sent in matter of seconds to the dog heaven of juicy bones and numerous trees. Shep, the fourth dog, was brought out. He romped and nipped playfully at _the soldier's. hand leading him, offering no resistance when his legs were tied and he was laid on the floor. It was just a game to him. LAST SECONDS The rust brown patch just back of his shoulder blades, and at the base of his spine were moistened Fo make a better ground for the 10 volts of current. At the crucial moment, when the two wires were clamped at each end of the spine, Williams inquired: HSay, corppral, what would I have to do to save this dog?" he asked. "Just buy inoculation tags for him," the corporal answered, ."and guarantee us that the dog will have a good home." The Hollywood of phony drama and super colossal pub-. licity for its glamorous ladies continues today as in peacetime, despite the apparent desire by Filmdom's royality to "do its part. Laraine Day, a talented and, we believe, sincere lady of the screen, last week made the nation's newspapers with a comment that her recent trip to Army camps "had been monopolized by officers." The ECHOES, with other camp newspapers, retaliated with a pointed denial. We knew that La Day's visit to Drew Field had been an enlisted man'. s holiday, and that approximately one hour had been exclusive for officer consumption. BABES IN WOODS But we are young. Not one member of the ECHOES staff i s over 50 years of age, and we youngsters continue to live in the ivory tower of youth believing that this is the best possible of Hollyworlds now devoting its talented personnel to winning the war. "Shoot your. mother if need be, but keep your name before the temple of the teeming boxoffice millions," is an accepted slogan of press agents during ordinary day$ of peace. PRESS. AGENTS' WAR What we didn't realize was that press agenting is a war in itself. It is a war between smart promoters who-despite the horrors and burdens of the greater war -must continue their campaign to keep the girls in print. the "Variety" story is true--this is no time for a press agent to take advantage of Miss Day, of the War Department or of the soldier. The ECHOES believes that press agents should get their heads out of the ballyhoo clouds and keep their milkbath ya1ns for days when such fabrication would not waste the time of bigger people with bigger things to do. The biggest flesh and blood show ever staged at an Army base will be presented here December 28, when Mal Hallett's Coca-Cola Spotlight Band and an aggregation of Hollywood and Broadway stars will entertain at the bandshell. Known as the "AW Round-Up Rally," the big-name band and topnotch performers will perform for soldiers of both the Signal and Air Corps. The Christmas holiday show is so big that arrangements still are being formulated. Just what stars of the scree n "and legitimate stag e will be here won' t be known until word is received from the War Department. But it was certain that there will be a bevy of wellknown entertainers. Designed as a salute to the trainees of the Aircraft Warning Unit Training Center at Drew Field and its thousands of. "graduates" all over the world, the show will reach its high point with the nation,-wide Blue Network broadcast by Hallett's Spot light Band from 9 : 30 to 10 p m On. the broadcast will be a fiveminute tribute to ail A W personnel, wherever they may be. DUCATS TO UNITS Blocks of tickets will be issued to all Drew Field organizations in accordance with their strength. The various units will decide on the manner of distributing ducats to their personnel. BOMBERS SET SAFE RECORD MAL HALLETT 'Happy Daze,' USOShow, 1 s Coming I A new stage revue, "Happy Daze," has been booked here at the Bandshell at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Big time excitement is promised in this late addition to USO Camp Shows, the 41st of the new series of Victory Units planned for service men's entertainment. Bomber Groups ';l'he number these shows is befrom Florida bases including mg mcreased to a total of 55 umts. the .396th stationed here, es-Like all Camp Shows, the retabhshed a safety record last vue, "Happy Daze," will be premonth when there was only sented admission free. Acc;ording to the advance reports, th1s new one fatal accident In 2,296 -show is a natural and moves at a 000 miles of flying according fast clip It is a happy blending t Th. d A' F H d of comedy, music, novelty and the o 1r 1r orce ea -latest vogue in song and dance. quarters. The following acts will appear The new accident rate is in person: the lowest in the history of _LEVAN & ffi_ OWES--:-Man and th Th. d A' F th G1rl, comedy w1th mus1c. e 1r 1r orce-e JIMMY EVANS --World re-largest air unit in the world. nowned foot juggler. The record was based on fig-LORRAINE CHEVALIER--Ex"I agree to both terms," Wil liams said quickly, and patted the dog's h!'!ad and released him, and brought him to his home in Tampa. Our ivory tower was quickly turned to salt; not unlike Sod om and Gomorrah. We regret the incident as we know every sincere American does. Hollywood has gone to war. We like Hollywood and Hollywood likes us. ures of November operations citing Aero-dancer. by Th"rd A"r F b b PAUL LE PAUL--Prest1d1g1ta1 1 orce om er tor. MORE MONEY But Williams' troubles had barely started, for Shep had no city dog license.' Not wanting to take any chances of losing his new fqund companion, the dog's new owner kept the wag-tailed fellow inside until the necessary tags could be procured. Soon Shep had all the jingling inscriptions that would permit him to roam unmolested on the street or in the field. The Williams were completely happy and Shep seemed (Continued on Page 10) "Variety" the "Showman's Bible" carried this week a report intimating that a smart" press agent ha. d dreamed up the Day denunciation, knowing his client would obtain columns of space throughout the country. Miss Day's P. A.-if he was the, originator of the star's statement -double crossed her, double crossed Hollywood, double crossed the Army, double crossed the soldier and double crossed his own "profession," not the youngest. which is Roses ..are red and we like Laraine Day and Laraine Day likes us too. Violets are violets and we like the smart press agent. We recommend a basic training course for him (or her) with a few courses of orientation pointing out a greater war than the Hollywood struggle. We believe he would make a good private in the U. S. Army--that is with certain reservations. -To the whole affair Day we write 30. and other type aircraft. or-THREE SHERRY SISTERS -ganizations in 15 states. Vocal Harmony_ FRED SMALLS --pianist and LOW PERCENTAGE musical conductor. Measured by flying time, the November rate was 1.07 accidents p'er 1 000 hours. Third Air Force pilots, operating under various weather conditions, flew 185,370 miles, or the equivalent of almosl 7 % times around the world, for every accident. This includes all types of accidents--minor and serious, the majority of which did not involve fatalities. Since September, 1942, when the Office of Flying Safety was (Continued o n Page 12} Officers' Wives Offer Free Mending to Gls All enlisted men who have clothing in need of mending or minor alterations, or who nee d chevrons or insignia sewed on, may avail themselves of free sewing service rendered by the Officers Wives' Sewing Club. clothes should be left at Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues day morning.


PAGE TWO DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 1943 Base Rifle Class A W football Develops Scores Team Ends Of Deadeye Dicks Top Season Results of the first rifle marksmanship course were an-Drew Field's A WUTC foot-nounced by the Base S-3 office yesterday. ball team ended their season Captain C. M. Evanson, in _:_ ___ __::___________ bl f 1 charge of classes and nring, vey, 144; L. A. Gibson. 110: A. E In a aze 0 gory, going called the results excellent. Base Hartman. 169: H. v. Herbert. 154. through five tough games unS-3 officer is Capt. Alfred W 59th AVIATION SQ. defeated and untied. Plans Lewis. Master Sergeant Paul J EXPERT h d Harcl,ing is chief instructor, while Pfc. Willis Wisdon, 182 a been underway for a assistants are S /Sgt. Pippin, Cpls. MARKSMAN gala Christmas game with Don A Lee and Merzock, Pfc. First Sgt. J. Gray, 156: S/Sgts. E. either Fort Benning or JackBostick, and Pvts. Elmore and Henderson. 156; L. Patterson, 151; R. Rosengrant. Simmons. 137; Sgts. F. L. Barber, 164; sonville, but both of those James G. Johnson. 159; Eddie L. During the three-week course Roundtree. 163; H a ry w Thayer, teams have closed out their men spend a total of 52 houFs at 160 ; Cpls. Sherman Brown, 144; Em-1 h d 1 d ld classes and on the firing line. ery Mason. 16 4 : James E Nedd, 143; regu ar sc e U e an cou The second class, which consists Leon Webb, 1 53 : Saunders Welch, 152 ; not consider a post-season Pfcs. Thomas Benn, 144; Eddie Dun-of 14. officers and 166 enlisted ham, 160; Edward Farmer, 146: H game. men, is now in progress. Lovell, 136; 'Pvts. J. Allen; 136; J D Highest score in the first class Davenport, 154; J Green, 158: A. H. Although the gang played five was made by Pfc. J. Vechoric, Newsom, 1 37; Pfc. Darrell E. Pain-games, they could find but two who made 189 of a possible 200. ter, 147 opponents -Camp Weatherford Following is the complete list 1,301st GUARD SQ. from Bradenton and the Davis of scores: MARKSMAN Islands Coast Guards. Sgt. Willie H. Dillon, 152 ; Cpl. Er-828th GUARD SQ. EXPERT RIFLEMAN nest Newsome, 168 ; Pfcs. Simon Jones, They played the Coast 146; Eddie Lizzmore. 150. Guards three times, beating Pfc. J Vechoric, 189 SHARPSHOOTER Pfc. W. Luttinen, 176: Pvt. Roger Johnson, 170. MARKSMAN S/Sgts. Robert Armbruster, '142: D J. Groesser, 166; Sgts. R. F. Phillips, 148; Harry Polsky, 157; Cpls. A. Berkman, 140; A D Ferris, 150; Harold F. Lawrence, 149; J Schuil. 166 ; Edwin 396th Bomb Group Cagers Outscore Weatherford Five V. Wadas, 161; Pfcs. M Anderson, 163; J Bluestein, 150; T J Burns, By CPL. ROBERT S. LANSCHE 153; John D Dean, 151; J Denota. 138: The 396th Bombardment Group Joseph B. Divona, 153; August R. Gianatasio, 162 : K. F. Gillian. 136; officers' basketball. team added Daniel H Goldsmith. 157:D H. Gregg, the first Florida scalp to its belt 148; George J Henry, 149; R. R. when 1't defeated Camp Weather Hindsley, 140 ; Daniel N. Knowles, 1 37 ; -Lione l E Martel, 159; J. Myers. 142: ford, 43-32, at the Bradenton High Ralph E. O'Brien, 165: L. B. Ray, 138; School Gym, December 7. This Domenic J. Spinelli. 151: Gordon York, w.as the first time the officers had 136; Leo W eiss. 136; Pvts. H. Ashley, them 10 to 0, 26 to 6, and 15 to 6. Against Bradenton they won by scores of 14 to 6 and 14 to 0. It was a well balanced team, coached by Lt. Charles Collins and Cpl. Buster Mott, and many of the so-called third string reserves were as good as those in the starting lineups. High point man was George "Thunderbolt" Esposito, left halfback, who made four touchdowns, l!oll of them against Bradenton. Close behind him was Mike Baran with thl.'ee, Hal McEwen with two and Don MacKenzie and Pete Petitti with one each. 143; Louis F Bacon, 167; John B ell, been on a basketball floor since 138; J. W Bettis. 142; Charles E. October 28, when they lost to 1---------------Brown, 160; Norman Busse, 138 ; L. East Washi gto St t C 11 g f Shows Way to Go Home t -LGNO-#ORTJt AREA ,--'-SovrJt //REA .. ,_ .... }1/II.L BE /NCLUPEb IN x sovr11 A-fEA PVKtNt; Hov.f.s I t I 0700 AND 0800, t t FAr. 16.7o AND ITJO. ................ ............ .-Aa':?r. 1-'I'BArr. X EA.s-r BUS STOPS:-"' Nb.f!TH ARE/I X SO/ITH AREA BUS ROUTE REVISED this week in an effort to obtain the best possible service for the mostest is pictured above. Chief change in the camp bus system is the South Area run. The south bus will not reverse its run during the rush hours but will continue to move south from the depot at l st St. and turn on Ave. B to lOth St. During the hours between 7 a m and 8 a.m. and 4:30 p m. and 5 :30 p.m. the South busses wi II turn at l st St. and Ave. F and stop at the East Gate. Officials are eager for constructive criticism and ore working toward a system which will service a majority of soldiers to their best advantage. Cruz, 141: Antonio Defazzio, 160: H. n n a e o e e o Dixon, 138 ; N. G. DuBois, 144: Leon Cheney, Wash., by one point. East Free. 139; Richard Garland, 163; J. Washington was eliminated from Holman, 165: M elvin E Jackson, 157: the National Championship by H. F Lawson. 138; E. R. Ludwig, 153; Wyoming, the national champs; Y ANKWIZ 2D SAW CAGERS PLAY Arthur McKenna, 138; R A. Moore, 146; Edward w Policka. 164; w Post. Lt: Jammie Philpott was the 154: C. R. Reed, 150; Daniel R. Riley, high-point man of the evening, 146: J A Roger. 137 ; John J. Sanders. w1"th a total of s1'xteen po1'nts Lt 140; Leslie E. Williams, 145; Vincent J : Zubey. 1 3 7 Philpott formerly played center for West Point. Lt. John H. Wil:.. son, formerly of Washington and Lee, collected ten points. Lt. Nor-853d SIGNAL MARKSMAN T /5 D. Bissett. 159; Pfc. J'. A. Martin; 141: Pvt. D J Canosio, 156. 2063d ORDNANCE man Skinner, a newcomer to the team scored six points; Lt. Irving Witty, former captain of the New York University team, tossed five MARKSMAN T /5 R. A. Dedke. 151: Pvts. dich, 141, M Riccio, 143. R. Me-points; Lt. Kenneth M.acMannus made fout points and Major 3AF FJNANCE MARKSMAN T/Sict. S. E. Diamond, 15'4: S/Sgt. ;r W. Bock, 164; T /5 R. E Lansers, 155. 69th AAF BAND SHARPSHOOTER Claude Burcky scored two. 396TH OFFICERS-43 ICAMP WEATHF'D-32 Player-b f. sc. ]Playerb. t. !C. \Vhitty, f 2 1 5 ]Scnto, f 4 0 8 Honard, f 0 0 0 ]Hughes, f 2 0 4 t 2 0 4 ]Joslin, f 5 0 10 "-'ilson, c 5 0 10 ]\Vo od, c 4 0 8 Burel{}', c I 0 2JMcCormick. c 0 0 0 Sgt. W. G. Krewson. 171; Cpl. R. Phllpott, g 8 0 18 ]Bunter, g 1 0 2 C Skinner, g 3 0 61Murlop, g 0 0 0 Hoier, 178 ; Pfc. A E. Woodke, 175. MARKSMAN Cpl. H. J. Costello. 166. DET. 7,903d QM. SHARPSHOOTER Cpl. W. L 170. EXPERT Pvt. A. M. Gilbreath, 180. Floi'eman, g 0 0 0 g 0 0 0 Distn lm a n, g 0 0 0 ] \V ane r, g 0 0 0 Hadley, g 0 0 0 Totals 21 1 431 Totals 10 0 32 The officers of the 396th added another victory to their string Friday night when they defeated the Post team at Hendricks Field, 35-17, when every man scored. MARKSMAN Pvts. P C. Blatell, 136; M. cieu, 143; J McNamara, 143; Seith, 158; R. E Smith. 154. Ewan-The score at half time was 21-4. N. c. Hendricks had scored only one field goal and two fouls. With the second str.ing playing the second half, the Bombers were still able 314th BH and AB SQ. SHARPSHOOTER Cpl. George A. Bucci. 178; Pvt. J N. to outscore their opponents. Lts. Philpott, Graziano, and Skinner each had seven points. Lt. Wilson and Witty had six and four respectively, Lt. McMannus had one field goal with Lt. Hadley and Duhan collecting one foul shot Tullis. 171. _MARKSMAN S/Sgt W. M Sutherlin, 139; Sgts. W. C. Griggs, 143; N. J. Stothart, 149; Cpl. A. H Narshall, 141; Pfcs. G. D Adams, -158; D. Christiansen, 157; W C Hart, 139; Peter 0 Rosener, 142; W. D. Shumaker, 161; Pvts. E GarOROOPYr apiece. oH, flOW "WAU11FUL,ORooP'I! A 5'UPER-DOoPER, 'St:Vt:NIeeN 'SOLID Go/..D WR15T-H14TCH f-oH, TIIANK Youj -YOU'RE" A DEAR!! By BOB HAWK RED HOT BASKETBALL 1. Paper may be made from rags, grasses or wood. What is the best pai?er made from? 2 How many of the following are true: (a) Lord-Mountbatten is the grandson of Queen Victoria. (b) A new fabric is made from skimmed milk. (c) According to Emily Post, vegetables eaten at the table should be buttered with a fork. 3. Is Prince Edward Island on the east coast or the west coast of Canada? 4 Which of the following skins used for fur coats comes from the smallest animal: Alaskan seal, Hudson seal or beaver? 5 Are there four or six strings on a standard guitar? 6 A descendant of the F.F.V. is a descendant oi what? 7. Is the word "cygnet" cor rectly used in this sentence: I saw a cygnet swimming with its mother. 8. To the average person, does time seem to pass faster or slower as the person grows older? 9. 10. What is the plural of harness? What's the difference between a violin and a viola? (Answers on Page 11) --,4#1) 11/0W .!lAVE 'A SC/RPRISG' ,t::oR YgfL, ORooPY \ Scoring in the 2d Training Basketball League was patterned after Rhode Island State's famed brand of mass point production when 756th SAW Company thumped 760th SAW Company by a score of 3-10 in the first game, arid in the second contest of the evening 746th SAW Company rode roughshod over the Headquarters quintet, 76-60, to remain undefeated. Al Cantrell, in the pivot slot for 756th, proved that his scoring flashes are not influenced by horseshoes as he tossed a meager total of 25 points to pace the second consecutive victory for 756th. The 760th was limited to four baskets from the court, with Keller tossing three of the rationed twin-pointers. BOXSCORE: 756TH SAW I 760TH SAW (g. fl. tp. Oschman.f 10 0 20 !Fulk,t Radack,C 0 0 0 IKeller,t Schcchtcr,r 8 0 161Collick,c Lionc,r 0 0 0 IKarwecJ;:,g Cantrell, e 12 1 25[Luiz,g fg. n. tv. 1 0 2 3 0 G 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 Midway through the second quarter 746th took a slim lead, but lost it just before the half ended when 'Bob Forgrave hooked two clean shots from the corner to even the score, 35-35, at half-time. The 746th turned the press1 re on in the second-half to pull in front at the end of the third period. In the last quarter Headquarters failed to keep up with the hustling floor play previously shown by the office boys and fell into the loss column with wild pokes failing to swish the net. Hartung,g 1 0 21 S. 'Ambroglo,g 3 0 61 Wolnotsky,g !i 0 41 ---1 36 1 731 Bill O 'Brien, ex -Manhattan Frosh athlete, was the big gun ---for 746th with 30 points. John 746TH-2D TILT 4 2 10 Toomasian and Alexander had their share of the winning score with 22 and 14 points; respectively. Furious basketball highlighted the second game of the evening, with 746th SAW Company tussling with Headquarters Company and emerging victorious, 76 60. ---MFG"T I..T. FORTES'i:;)(JG; MY f:=IANC/3-WF'V.E :TUST BGliN ENG-A6-I?D 70 l?E MARRIED!! Stetson and Hamburger, with 20 and 15 points respeCtively, _Paced the Headquarters scoring. BOXSCORE: 746TH SAW I HEADQUARTERS tg. n. tv. 1 r tL tv Dusack,f Pequot,r A l cxnnl1cr f Toomnslun,c O'Brlen,g Croes,g Bobhs. g Kravetz.g Total 0 3 31Reed,f 0 0 0 lllar;l9l,f 6 2 141Forgral"c,f 9 -1 22 MUler,f 1 2 6 30 ISten s on,c 0 0 0 [ AnthrOJl,C 2 3 71Hamburgur,g 0 0 0 !Grccnberg,g IWile y ,g IMaddox,g ---1 29 18 7G I Total St. Louis Asks Staub To Play for Them 1 0 4 4 1 9 0 0 0 8 4 20 0 0 0 7 1 15 0 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 2 2o 10 so Corporal Francis X. Staub of the 6th Training Battalion at Camp Weatherford has a personal letter from William 0. DeWitt, vice president of the St. Louis Browns, asking him to report to the Browns after the war is over. DeWitt had read in "The Sport ing News" about Straub's winning 14 of 16 games pitched last summer. Drew Field batters were his victims in seven of these games,


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 1943 PAGE THREE Xmas -Week Promises Funfest Good Will Spirit Dominates Base; Services listed Many yuletl.de religious services have been scheduled on Drew Field for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Chaplaips have planned programs which are designed to emphasize the full significance of Christmas. At 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, a massed service for all units will be held in the bandshell. Music will be provided by the Chape l Choir, a string ensemble and several soloists, and the audience will join in the singing of carols. CHAPEL CHRISTMAS CHORUS is composed of Arm_ y nurses, Air-WACs, chaplains and Chaplains' assistants. They wi .. ll A special Christmas message will be delivered by one of the be heard on Sunday night's Chapel Hour and during various o ther programs of Christmas music held on Drew Field The chaplains, and Christmas greetchorus was organized by Chaplain August W. Qruhn, senio r chaplain of AWUTC. ings will be conveyed to members of the various commands repreCarols, YULETIDE SONGS TO DOMINATE Kiddie Treats Planned Officers to Hold Series Of Holiday Social Events Did you say holiday spirit? A gala week of fun and frolic is Well, if it's holiday spirit you're scheduled at the Drew Field' s Air after, the A WUTC Officers' Club C 0 CHILDREN TO ENJOY PARTIES sented. CANDLELIGHT SERVICES At 11:30 p .m. Christmas Eve, midnight candlelight services for Protestants will be held in Chapels 3 and 7 Solemn High Mass for Cath-will supply plenty of it. The club orps fficers' Club during the There's little excuse for has 'planned three events for the Christmas holidays, it was anriot knowing the Christmas Christmas and New Year's week-nounced by Lt .Ellen ends, and they're designed for E. Launius, assistant officer in olics will be held in the bandshell, starting one minute after midnight Christmas Eve, and another Catholic Mass at the same hour will be held in Chapel 4. The schedule for confessions in Chapels 2 and 4 follows: Wednesday and Thursday, December 22 and 23 from The traditional Army Chil-7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, De-dren's Christmas will be ob-cember 24, from 1 to 11:30 p.m. served at Drew Field this Catholic confessions at the Staseason is here. By sight and sound, the Christmas theme is being carried to all personnel on Drew Field. Beginning early next week and continuing through Christmas Eve, appropriate Christmas music -carols hymns, popular selections and novelty numbers-are being piped by P A systems to all corners of the field. These daily programs are played from 12:15 to 12:45 p .m. \ Elaborate yuletide decora never seen on any Al'lny base, have either been erected or are. now in the process of being built. The "Manger Scene" is the theme being portrayed on the lawn of each chapel on the base. These displays, in silhouettes and colors, are illuminated, and additional lawn decoratioiis incfude cheerful signs wishing all a "Merry C .hristmas." Similar silhouette displays are also being erected op the lawns in front of base and A WUTC Headquarters, and it is also planned to have gigantic lighted trees on the lawns. The Drew Field chapel interiors are likewise decorated in the seasonal motif. Trees bedecked with blue lights and silver tinsel stand at each end of the chancels, and the altars hold vases of poinsettias. Other buildings on the fieldkitchens; PXs, officers' clubs and dayr6orns -have their share of wreaths, roping, tinsel, holly, trees and other decorative items. It'd Be Hara .. Kiri Where do those rumors start? We don' t know, but here's a weird one. On December 7 the A W Rumor Clinic got a call, asking if it was true that the Japs celebrated that day of mfarny by bombing Pearl Harbor again. youngsters from 6 to 60 charge. From 4:30 to 7 :0 0 o'clock on Christrna s Eve, it will be open The festivities will start De-house in the newly decorated cernber 22; when the Drew Field lounge at the -club-a chance to C>fficers Wives Club meets at witness some top-notch enter1:30 p.m. for a dessert bridge. tainrnent, hear some specially irnOn the 23d the children of all ported .forthe -occasion string enlisted men and officers aie inmusic, meet your friends and vited to attend a Christmas party wish them good cheer as the holi-which will boast a gaily decoJ:ated d Y Refreshments :tree, Santa Claus, and a pre.sent will b.e served m abundance. for each youngster. Chnstrnas Day, between 2:00 and 4 :3 0 p.m. will be one for a .The annual Chnsti:ms dance general get-together where farn:-"Ill be h eld on th.e of the ilies will meet, entertainment 25th the dress IS semi-forn;aL will be furnished and-rnusn't All to turn. out forget-refreshment too. this affair t.hat will be spiked As a wind-up the club will With-hot _music. hold a New Year's Eve dance For those who require an exguaranteed to meet the highest tra shot of dancing, a special bufmetropolitan standards. Enter-fet supper-dance has tainrnent, rn us i c, noisemakers, ranged f9r the 26th. This affair favors fur the ladies, fun for all starts at 5: 30 p.m. -that's the program, and it will A three-day rest period is allast long enough to see the old lowed before the Drew Field year die. the new year born-and. bachelors hold their dance on the then some. The doors of the club 29th. Music sweet and low will will be open to officers and their greet everyone-who will be ladies at 8:30. dressed semi-formal. The club is looking forward The climax of the week will with genuine anticipation to its come in the form of the New three holiday events'--and it ex-Year's dance that will continue on tends its most cordial invitation until morning, when breakfast to all officers, their wives and will ba served at the club. This is .families to join in the festivi-the only dance of the week that ties. will be strictly formal. SOLDIERS TO. DANCE TOO r k 'th h tion Hospital will be heard from year. n eepmg WI t e 7 to 11:30 p m Christmas Eve, plan followed throughout the with the Mass starting one minute Army for many years, chil-. after d On Chnstrnas rnorrung, Cathren of officers and enlisted olic Masses will be held in Chapel men are to be treated at 4 at 6, 7 and 9 a m and in .Chapel parties to be held Thursday 2 at. 8 and Mass at the ft D b 23 Station Hosp1tal IS scheduled for a ernoon, ecem er at 7 :3 0 a.m. the Air Corps and the COMMUNION SERVICES A WUTC officers clubs. The Several Protestant services will parties will start promptly be held Christmas Day. In Chapel t 4 I 1 k 3 'at 9:30 a :in., will be held a a O C oc Communion service for Episco-Children under 11 years are to palians. be special guests, and each cliild may be accompanied by one or Christmas Communion serv-both parents. O f course,. Santa ices for all Protestants will be Claus will be there, and a gift held at 10:30 o'clock Christmas will be provided for each child. morning in Chapels 1 and 4. A full program of entertainment, Several programs of Christ-l f h t 1 mas carols will be given by the res men s, a s 0 IS i.mrses at the Station Hospital. A WUTC enlisted men and of-The Jewish holiday, F .east of ficers are urged to see the first Lights, coincides with 'CJ:ristm!'ls sergeants of their units, to place observances, and two services will their children's names on the be held in Chapel 3 at 8 :3 0 p .m., "Santa Census" slips being coin-Friday, December 24 and at 8 : 30 piled for use by the party spon-a.m., Christmas. sors. Air CO!;PS personnel are urged to place the names of their children with Chaplain CarlW, Hewlett, Base chaplain, a t Chapel 1. The telephone number is 540 Chaplain Hewlett said he would like to see the children of all officers and enlisted men at the parties. Deadline for putting names on the party list is Dec. 18 MORE ABOUT-CHRISTMAS (Continued from Page 1) The social angle is not being neglected on Drew Field during this season. WACS 8 iII Dances, parties and other special programs are bemg Yuletide trimmings. The AirWACs got the jump on the entire Base. They hung sprays of christmas gJ;eens on their bar-. racks doors almost a week ago. ar:ranged, aild details on some of these programs have AW Quintet already been announced. On Christmas Eve, a number of Remove Clothes A gala pre-Christmas athletic organizational parties will be held program, labeled the "A W Sports in the day rooms. In addition, f PX Sh J':lmboree," will be held Th1:1rsday both Service Clubs will hold fOm 0p1 m_ght, Decet;Jber 23, starting at Christmas Eve dances. On Christ 7:30 o'clock m Rec Hall 3, 2d St. mas day, Service Clubs will hold Soldaers Urged and Ave._ N. open house, with programs of .The highlight of the evemng carols in the evening. Will be a basketball battle be-On both evenings-Christmas Soldiers who have clothes at tween a Vj AC team an Eve and Christmas Day-the A w the PX tailor shop, 2d St. neat (';. Wl!,TC qumtet .. As an equal Show Wagon will tour the' vari-the main PX, were urge d today I_zer,. the rnascul.me qis will be b' 0 a ea and units on to remove them so that. room IeqUired to wea1 boxmg gloves, ous I,V Uc c ai. s may be made to take in new and plenty of comedy is promised. trammg, to provide work. That's just a starter. A highly entertamrnent, favors and food Lt Emanuel Abramson, as-intricate system of calisthenics for men who are not fortunate h t b the f'eld during sistant PX officer, said the shop will be demonstrated by several enoug 0 e on I was so crammed with finished WAC experts. Boxing, wrestling the holiday season. work that many soldiers with and mass games will wind up the On the Darn bridge in Edam, Holland, are rustproof, ironbacked benches invented in 1569 by an Edartier who took his rustproofing secret to the grave. work to be -done have to be sports program. turned away. Then will follow some music Soldiers with finished uni-and entertainment acts, after forms in the shop were asked which those attending will spend to give their buddies a break-the remainder of the evening in and to remove their clothes. plain and fancy dancing. H .ighlighting Christmas religious services will be a Solemn High Mass to be held at the band shell at 12 :0 1 a.m. Christmas. Protestant candlelight services will be held at Chapels 3 and 7 at 11: 3 0 p.m. Christmas Eve. And at 7 :30 p.m. at the band shell., there will be a service for all soldiers, with a choir, string ensemble and soloists the stage to provide the music. The audience will join in the singing of carols. High spot of the Christmas ath letic schedule will be a basketball game next Thursda y night b e t w e e n Air -WACs and an A WUTC quintet in Rec. Hall 3. The men will play while wearing boxing gloves. There will be Christmas Eve dan ) > at both Service Clubs. On Day the Service Clubs will hold open-house, with carol singing in the eve-ning.


,AGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES Offlcla.J Publlcation Drew Field P. 0. Address: Drew Field. Tampa, Fla. Thursday, December 16, 1943 COLONEL MEL YIN B. ASP Air Base 'commander DREW FIELD ECHOES IS a Post Exchange Activity. published each Thursday i n the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field, Authority Sec, II, W, D. Circular 55, 1943, under supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance With W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated 7, 1942, Subject: Publication of Post. camp and Umt Newspapers Major Chester K. Delano, Base Special Service Officer Lt .Joseph H. McGinty, Editor The office of DREW J.'IELD ECHOES Is located In Special Service Building on 8th St. between Aves. A and B. Building No. 14B-03. Telephone, extension 2287. DREW FIELD ECHOES receives material supplied by Camp Newspaper Service, War Department, 205 E. 42 St., New York City. Credited material may not be re published withot.t permission from Camp Newspaper Service. (Photos by Base Photo Lab.) [Printed by The St. Petersburg Times] VOLUME TWO-NUMBER 41 Page of History Demosthenes is the Greek known to most of us children, as the man who learned precise while masticating pebbles. Last week we dropped our late _edition of "Super Man" long enough to read a couple of Demosthenes' orations. It was surprising to us to find one of his exhor tations centered around "a war to end wars." "We cannot have a lasting peace in Greece," the loquacious Hellenic said, "uri til we defeat the barbarians and unite our cities under a single This statement was interesting becau$e it emphasizes the ageless problem of war which has confronted every nation or tribe since man's intercourse. Too seldom do we revert to other civilizations for guidance. We Jose perspective by overlooking past events and emphasizing too strongly our supposed unique .position in history. For this age is faced with to those of centuries ago. We are fighting barbarians who threaten the safety of our government and desire to destroy our form of civilization. Page Demosthenes will you? Take a chapter from Cyrus, the Persian;' Julius Caesar the Romah; Hannibal the Carthagian; Fabius the dilatory. As you read compare their problems, their wars, their methods and attempts to establish a lasting peace. The issues today require study. We niust prepare for the peace, and our opinions as citizens following the war will determine the course of events to come. CLASSY CAMOUFLAGE Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright. In the of the night. Which brings up a very interesting _question, thanks toWillie Blake. We don't particularly like to comment on the obvious, believing that column should be digested only by the discriminate or the bored. However, there remains an issue in modern war fare which will not stand alone, and requires individual comment. The issue is.camouflage. The point is apparent. Dead men and a bucket of rum mean noth ing unless the words are given full tion, and c-a-m-o-u-f-1-a-g-e stands as much alone in its importance as a ham sandwich on a meatless Tuesday. Today's war is streamlined to the second. Camouflage is often that difference between a living second or a greeting card to St. Peter. This fact was brought home to us recently when we walked about .the camouflage display in Tampa. The displays were presented through the skill of the Drew Field A WUTC camouflage school and thousands of civilians were given t .heir first visual lesson in the art of being there without being there. The soldiers who spent extra hours presenting and explaining the Army' s latest methods of concealing themselves are to be complimented. The officers in charge of the camouflage school should receive congrats on the efficiency and professional manner in which the demonstrations were given. This war is being fought with camouflage a dominant part of victory. We have revolutionized the Trojan Horse and after the brawl is over the fine work of our camouflage artists will be even more appreciated. -Communications to this column must bear, for publication, the correct name and organization of the writer. Short letters are most int-eresting, and the right is reserved to cut letters when space limitations r-equiFe. Inflation Price Dear Sirs: "It's my own idea, Major information." safeguarding military n I would like to write a good GI gripe. Three days before Thanksgiving an order was put on all bulletin boards stating that all soldiers were allowed to bring one guest to dinner. This would cost a soldier 25 cents. A few of the fellows were called before the adjutant, and told that they owed him '75 cents for the dinner! We not griping about the 75 cents, but please prmt this so these officers can get the -correct price on the board and maybe give us a raise, too. Sincerely, A GI JOE Praises Turkoise Dinner Colonel Melvin B. Asp Commanding Officer Drew Field, Florida Dear Sir: Man Is One World l should 'like to express my thanks and appreciation for the privilege of attending the Thanksgiving dinner given at the Field-. .for the men and their guests. By CHAPLAIN E. R. KIMBROUGH It was a thoughtful and. considerate gesture and meant a gi:eat deal to the men and the members of their families who are away from In the Library of Congress, Washington, there are words of wisdom carved in marble walls as if for eternity! Not long since, on the floor of that structure, we read the inscriptions graven there. Among them were these words: "Man is one world, and hath another world to attend him." We read and re-read them, until we knew that so long as we live they shall be our possession. It was the first phrase in that sentence that gripped us: "Man is one world." home. I believe that special commendation should be given to the mess officer in charge of Kitchen No. 20 where I had my dinner, for the well manner in which the dinner was served and for the attractiveness of the table arrangements. It lent a homelike atmosphere, which for the Army mess hall is a real accomplishment. What is it that makes man so important that it may be said of him that he, himself, is one world? 1. Man is important because of the conviction among men that life is a trust! Today men cannot beUeve that they came from nothing and are going nowhere. Men are breaking themselves to pieces on moral laws that are not man-made! They are moral laws in a moral universe. God is standing within the shadows of the world, "keep ing watch above His own." Jesus believed that. Did He not say, "The Father hath sent Me?" To Him life was something sacred that a man must earry nobly until,' at last, he can lay it down at the feet of God. All of the great lives that have been lived on earth have been characterized by this supreme And last, but not least, the tastiness and quantity of the food deserves honorable menfact: They believed their lives tion. I, for one, came away with a lasting imcame as a trust from God. Man pression that the Army is taking excellent care is one world, then, because his of our men and it is a pleasant feeling of re-life is given dignity as an en-assurance. trustment from the Creator. And so again, to you as the commanding offi-2. Other little worlds are de-cer of Drew Field and to the uther officers rependent upon man's little world. sponsible for a most enjoyable experience, I That is a rundabout method of should like to send my most grateful thanks. saying that other people are de-pendent upon us. To illustrate: Yours very truly, There are somewhere in the MRS. ALBERT R. BELL world who care (tre-Tampa, Fla. mendously) whether you live or D' B ll l'k t k tt. t th whether you die, whether you are tner e may t e o now "'a e ill or whether you are well, officer and men responsible for her deliwhether your life is moral or cious -meal have been commended (in four immoral. h Yes, there are other little letters) by Brig. Gen. Stephen H. S er-worlds whose functioning derill, Commanding General of A WUTC; Col. pends on what you are doing Asp; Col. James C. Van Ingen, command W'ith your own world. The fu-ture of the earth depends in no ing officer, 1st Signal A W Training Bat-small measure upon what you are talion, and Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, comdoing with your own life. manding officer, 58 8th Signal A W Bat talion. The mess -officer responsible is W kl R I S 2d Lt. Clyde J. Berly. ee y e IQ IOUS ervlces The mess sergeant is William c. CasSunday, December 19 PROTESTANT General Protestant Services, 10:30 a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and 8 a.m., Chapel 4. Lutheran, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 4. Evening Services, 7 -p.m., Chapels 3, 4, 5 and 9. Station Hospital: Morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6:30 p.m.; Bible .Hour, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Daily Noon-day Prayer, 12:45 p.m. CATHOLIC Sunday and daily 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, 6 p.m., Chap. el 4 (except Sunday); 6 p.m., Chapel 2 (except Wednesday.) Confessions, Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Chapels 2 and 4; 7 p.m., Base Hospital. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Sunday services at 9:15 a.m., Chapel 1; Monday and Thursday conferences, 4 to 7 p.m., Chapel i. 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, 9:15 a.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; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m., Base Hospital. WEEKDAY Christian Service Men's League, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Chapel 5. CHAPEL LOCATIONS Chapel l-Ave. C and 8th St. Chapel 2-A ve. E and 6th St. Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St. Cgapel 4-A ve. L and 2d St. Cfiapel 5-Ave. N and 2d St. Chapel 6-Closed. Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St. Ch'apel 8-Ave. N and 5th St. Chapel 9-Ave. K and 5th St. Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d st Knights of Columbus Invites Soldiers Knights of Columbus meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. ""' Father Toomey, pastor of Sa-"Boy, I'll bet the Colonel's rnad!" cred Heart Church, stated, "We are always very happy to have any of the boys attend!" The meetings are held at the corner of Cass and Tampa streets, above the military bus station. son, and his assis-tants are Sgts. Robert H McAtee, William W. Wright, James D. Roberts, Thomas C. Hoeffner, Joseph Makoski, Leo V. Telles and iacob W. Hamlin. First cooks are Sgts. Donald Lange and Matthew M. Diano.-Ed. Drew Dreyfuss Case Dear Sir: November 30, I took my watch to Paul's Jewelry Store at 214 E. Lafayette St. for repair work. 1 was told the price would be $7.50 for cleaning and some oiling! I had never heard of such a charge. Then I went elsewhere and obtained the necessary work in a matter of minutes. There was no charge. I think someone should be made aware of this charging what the market will bear, and I also think that this concern is worthy of all the adverse publicity that can be brought to .bear. Very truly yours, MARTIN J. DREYFUSS, 2d Lt., Signal Corps 739 Sig. A W <;o. The ECHOES also believes that soldiers should be made aware of where they can get their money's worth. We'd likt! to have the names of those you think are overcharging and of those whom you think are giving the soldiers a fair deal. The Dreyfuss case is a graphic ex-ample why the PX wants to t'nstall its own watch repair service. Enlisted men who have had watch repair experience are urged to contact the PX personnel office at 1st St. and Ave. B. There's money in it for the men who qualify.-Ed. *The ECHOES dubbed the Drew Field Thanksgiving dinner because it was a gem of a meal. See ECHOES Nov. 18 and 25.


There' s a hint of Yuletide in the air already, Florida or no, over at the famous WAC block. Great plans -for "beeg" tree with lots tricky trimmings, next to the orderly room, will take form soon. Sunday, the donned fa--tigues (yeah, Bonsib, those cov erallf that really cover all!). and tripped out to the golf course without even a thought of a hole in one. What they were after was greenery, the better to "deck the halls with boughs of." Funny thing-nobody's made a mention of mistletoe ... yet! That pretty Pedron girl had a birthday, t'other day,aud those clever cooks were right on the job, as usual. When the glowing Mar. walked into the mess hall, she was greeted with a bee-ootiful cake, complete with fudge frosting, rosettes and lemon candy letters spelling "Happy Birthday. Beaming sweetly, Mary accepted a knife from one of her cohorts, and prepared to sever the concoction. Picking the. exact center of the cake carefully, she gave the knife a little push. It stuck. She pushed it a little harder. It still stuck. She gave it a final shove. It stayed in the cake. Mary stared perplexedly at her pretty prasent. Mabel Hutchinson, grinning -mysteriously, produced a small saw. While the entire crowd in the mess hall screamed with laughter, 1\'Iary sawed away on her "cake"-two wooden blocks, specially iced and beflowered, but non-edible, at best! Then, and only then, the first cake was replaced with a second, softer one, ju!;t as pretty-and much more delicious than the first. But that wasn't the only cake on display that day. Another one, setting smack in the mid dle of the officers' table at supper, said "WELCOME" in huge marshmallow letters. It was waiting for the Lady of the Day, and it expressed the greeting in the hearts of theDetachment. Lieutenant Barnes was back. She entered the hall with girls on each arm. The KPs, unmindful of grease and dishwater, dashed toward her. The happy lieute-nant, pink skirt and all, sighed "My as she hugged each one. That, we think, is just about the height of good sportsmanship-and pretty typical, too, of the friendship which makes us a very_ special cmppany, indeed. Phyllis Archer wants to trade -in her uniform. -for just a couple of hours-for one of those pretty Nurses' Aid pina fores. The reason? Down at the hospital, where she calls 0)1 a very special patient, Archer says she runs just enough er..: rands for the guy to wear one. that, it would be very cute on the Archer gal. Corporal Lora Taylor Jr. loaned out her dog tags for that extra-special inspection last Sat-urday, then kept wishing that the certain lieutenant who had borrowed them would have been asked to display his identity thusly. (Tsk! We shouldn' t be telling tales. should we?) From all we hear, 1st Sgt. Betty Baker, who left here a -few weeks ago to activate her own COIIJ-Pany in Louisiana, is doing right well. Betty, who came to Drew with the girls f.rom the Arboretum, is sadly missed by those who have wor.ked with her over the months, and her going left an empty space in the hearts of the rest 1lf us, too. Betty was one of the finest girls we have met in the Corps. Knowing and working with her was a privilege. We know Betty's new group will be very successful. Going back to that famous wooden cake, the fancy little concoction had a busy day, in That night, Irene Rodeo surveyed the frosted cake with gleaming eyes. (No wood shavings were showing). While the cooks watched, hardly daring to draw a breath, Irene took up a knife. Thoughts of a delicious DREW FIELD ECHOES., THURSDAY DECEMBER 161 1943 PAGE FIVE Impressive Wedding "Peace on earth, Good Will toward men." The peace on. earth, we are fighting for, the good will toward men, we. can employ every day of the year, war or no war. If more men (and women too) would only spend more time trying to please people for the sheer joy of pleasing them, instead of for what they hope t o get in return ... we wouldn't have to get up so darned early every morning, and stand so many formations. You know, life isn' t such a rough deal. People can live together and really do each other a lot of good, just by being people instead of trying to. be something they never should be anyhow. People aren' t hard to understand or hard to get along with. All of life's little problems are manufactured (some f!Ommercially), by people themselves. Why we go along through life blaming this one and that one I'll never know, maybe we are not supposed to really know, but I'll bet that our life could be made a lot more enjoyable (and useful) if we would sit down and talk to ourselves a few minutes each day, and realize (and acknowledge) our own faults, then try to erase them to the advantage of our fellowmen. (Life is a pretty good guy, don' t try. to rib him too much ... he might get sick of it, and rib you back.) .. FIRST FULL MILITARY WEDDING at Drew Field was held when Miss Mary Bachman Anderson, daughter of Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Jonathan Waverly Anderson, became the bride of Lt. Freeman Wate Bowley Jr. The wedding was performed by Maj. Carl W. Hewlett, Base Chaplain. Bowley is a West Pointer and a member of the 396th Bomb Group. The time of each year when" we _feel things more solidly is at hand. Christmas is a time when we think of things that the rest of the year, seem unimportant somehow. I don't know rnany times I have caught myself back home, with the noise and the busy movement of the season all around me. The familiar smells of the season, the familiar 'tinsel, and colors, and that inexplainable sensation that just seems to "happen' 'to everyone each year about this time. It's a lonely feeling, and yet, when you realize that things won't always be as they are today, a fella can breathe a deep sigh, and go back to peeling the lowly potato with the dream of all this in-his heart, and things don' t seem quite so bad. That' s one of the blessings of being an American. We can start all over again where we left off, because we do have something to go back to (are you listening, Tojo?) Propaganda: One of the deadliest weapons to come out of this war. Propaganda can be useful. It can be deadly: Under the deadly end of it comes the news that startles the Japs (those animals that resemble humans in their physical makeup) into renewed frenzy. According to recent reports, of our latest and best battleships have been sunk at least seven times by the Jap navy. That is pretty good shooting, but according to facts, some of the ships "sunk" by the jap (I should capitalize them) haven't even been launched yet. We know that, but the japs don' t .... Propa ganda ... deadly ... effective .. ludicrous (Be_ ware of it Rumor and Propaganda are cousins .. WORLD THIS WEEK \ By T/5 CLYDE J LEWIS News leaking through from neutral sources this week indicates that the Anglo-American-Russian accord reached at Teheran may already be producing its effects in Southeastern Europe, where signs point to impending Allied action. In as much as we try to print everything that is safe to print, I have been asked to print the following: Why can't the summer uniform be optional all year 'round? It seems that the Chamber of Commerce doesn't want to co-operate with the Army to the extent of fitting the weather into our uniform requirements. Some of the lads get up in the frigid morning, and wear their heavy clothing to work. Later it gets warm (haven' t you noticed?) .. and the uniform for the day suddenly becomes a near relative of the Gremlin (that impeding character) making the wearer very uncomfortable. Some near by Bases are still in summers (if they want) and are doing very nicely (they are happy.) For all formations, a uniform is specified, usually in accord witl1 the weather, and everyone is satisfied and a satisfied soldier makes a good soldier (they are good) BALKAN POT A blow at Hitler in the Balkans has long been advocated by competent military observers, but until very recently the political problems involved and the difference in viewpoints between Russia and the Western democracies have prevented the Allies from the Nazi fortress where its defenses are weakest. It is fairly clear that recent Turkish policy has been the result of agreements reached at Teheran. In the past, Turkish nationalists have aJ_ways been a little suspicious of Russian designs in the Near East, particularly in the area south of the Caucasian oil fields, but now it can logically be assumed that British and American pressure has brought Russian guarantees which will eliminate friction and open the way for full Turkish cooperation against the Axis. Turkey may not yet be in the war, but Foreign Minister Menemencioglu, back home after the second Cairo conference, made it clear where his country's interest lies, and there were even unofficial disnatches from Ankara concerning --a Russian -Tutkish alliance. The Yugo-Slav picture presents a similar indication of Allied understanding and co-operative action. Both Secretary Hull and Foreign Minister Anthony Eden have admitted publicly that the pro-Russian Partisan forces of General Tito represent the majority of free Yugo-Slavs and have been offering the most effective resistance to the Nazis. There were releases from Lon-don this week claiming that Tito and his 200,000 organized regulars and guerillas .fre engaging as many Germans as the Fifth and Eighth armies combined. Battle reports also told of British and American squadrons lending the Partisans air support in their stubborn resistance to an all out German offensive in central Bosnia. From the other .Balkan countries come stories of unrest and evening snack filled her mind, and she smiled softly as she drew the blade across it. And she's still shaking her head unhappily. It just wasn't fair! a n t i -N a z i demonstrations as American bombers blasted Sofia, the Bulgarian capitol. The Teheran conference has evidently been interpreted as a sign of Allied plans for invasion, and the resulting popular uneasiness has undoubtedly been played upon by the extensive Russian underground, which is very strong in Bulgaria. The situation had become so graye last Thursday that Bulganan diplomats were called home from Berlin, Ankara, and Moscow for consultation, and Swedish sources reported that Premier Bojilov, after failing to get a vote of confidence from his cabinet was facing a possible revolt. REDS MARCH ON EVER HAD a real surprise? I mean the kind that kinda knocks your feet away from the place your knees usually are attached to co-operate? Some people here at the Base had that happen last week. There it was ... "Invited to attend a concert in Tampa at the (forgotten the name of the place)." Well, the interested all got ready and decided to attend. After all it isn't often that the kids have a chance to be guests of the good people of Tampa at a gala event such as this. Well, when the whole gang got there ... what do you think ... Orchestra seats? Well, some of them. were to be down there ... some to the mezzanine, and even some to the balcony. Seats? Oh, there were plenty of them, but our good friends didn' t get much of a chance to use them. They were supposed to "usher"! No kidding, the orderly room published the notice "to attend" in the good faith that it was an invitation. How would you feel? Ah, the things all the nice rich civilians are doing for the boys "and girls" in the Service. "Thanks the concert was good, "we all hear thru the medium of the press." 3d FC Quintet Shapes Up Supplementing this diplomatic offensive, the Red army continued driving through the Cherkassy sector in what may develop into a Russian movement toward either Bulgaria or Rumania. On Satur day, the Soviet Second Ukranian army took Znamenka, athwart the north-south rail network from By SGT. JOE RARUS Krivoi-Rog to Smela, pressing on Under the watchful eye of Lt. Arthur Colley, coach of in the direction of Kirovograd and threatening to trap hundreds the T:hird Fighter Command Air Corps cagers, the team is of thousands of Germans in the fast rounding into shape in preparation to an anticipated big-bend of the Dnieper. Farther busy season. north, the Nazi counter offenshr e between Korosten and Zhitomir For the past three weeks all candidates have been was first slowed and then stopped going through the pace three nights weekly, and have to cold by Red artillery before d Malin. ate engaged in several practice scrimmages. While the Balka' n stage was be-The genial Third Fighter mening set, Allied forces in Italy con-tor has so far done nothing to tinued the tortous advance north-pare the squad to the normal ward. The Fifth Army spent the amount of men to be carried on week fighting its way through the team an season, although it mountains of the central front in is likely the varsity may consist the Cassino sector. Mt. Camino of Frank "Moon" Mullins and and Mt. Magiore, overlooking the Hal Palumbo at the guard posiLire valley, were in American tions; Jim Wight and Jackson hands by Friday, and the next Page in the forecourt, and Big day General Clark announced the Ed Sitarz in the pivot position. fall of Mignano, at the head of the This quintet has started for the valley on the northern mountain squadron in two of its practice slopes. scrimmages, in which the quintet Meanwhile, the Eighth Army split even, dropping a close one made some progress along -the to the Medical Detachment, and Adriatic, taking San Leonardo hopping over the 314th Cadets by and beseiging Ortona. As a whole, a ten-point margin. the Italian scene is not discourag-Coach Colley is satisfied with ing, although it does not offer the showing of his team, although an excuse for extreme optimism. he opines that the team still Strategic gains have been made, needs plenty of polishing before but the Fifth Army is still some the start of the regular season. 75 miles from Rome and fighting It is expected a few games will for every inch. be booked with Tampa high school teams before the opening of the Base Special Service loop. Several men are expected to push the above-mentioned men for starting berths on the team. Frank "Poo-chie" Antonucci will be bidding for a guard berth, along with Pete Washe, Joe Hresko and Orville "Blackie" Staiger. Forwards who are out for regular positions are Frank Wochinske, Alton Magnum, Bob Jeffery and Willie-Ninneman. Jim Pringle and First Sgt. John "Goose" Gosselin are candidates for the center position. Reconnaissance planes fly so high they seldom can be seen and rarely heard, yet pictures taken from them can be enlarged up to 50 times.


PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY ,OECEMBER 16, 1943 Santa Talks Shop 11 With 903d Kids .By CPL. A. ALLAN HARLAN It is obvious that some people never grow up, or at least completely drop their childhood associations. An interesting example of this occurred in a downtown department store, where 1st Sgt. Mitchell Aycock, T I 4 Free Cigars Vie Wi;th Unit 'Dirt' Of 1st SAW Man By CPL. BERNARD LEVINE I My greatest problem this week is making the great quantity of news that wfi have fit in this 1st SAW column. Willi'am Simpson, Cpl. Ratliff and Pvt. Umberto Miozza of the 903d QM, were in line .:waiting to. speak to Santa Claus. The epidemic of cigar smoking didn't break 'out because of a sudden prosperity. Private Bargo is now the prqud father of an 8-pound bouncing boy, and cigars The unusual feature is that their requests to the bewhiskered gent are known, because S/Sgt. Jules Cabanne used his rolling curves and silver hair to get some extra Christmas dough while posing as the old Saint on Saturday nights. Sergeant Aycock begged for nylon hose for wifie. "My God," exclaimed Cabanne, "What does he think I am-a movie ac tress!" Simpson, red faced and shy, asked for a boy's advanced model airplane kit; Cpl. Ratliff, in timid tones: "A brunet pin. up doll that says 'Papa'." r Private Miozza wants a leetle gardening set with a green sprinkling can. -------Weatherford Has PA Radio Show PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES on the ceiHng of the new AWUTC War Room .ore two of the artists who designed the mop, T !5 Hermon Block (left) and Pvt. Leslie Walton. Mops also adorn the room's four walls. The War Room was a project' of the War Orientation section of AWUTC, cind is to be usedby Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Sherrill, members of his staff and all AW personnel in "up" with the .latest war news. War ROom Opens "flowed" freely. Private Dunn was sent a pair of knitted socks by his girl just in time to hang them up for Santa Claus. Corporal Kohn has taken to reading eugenic books since he became engaged. He says he wants to know what it's all about wheh the big event takes place. LEARNING HOW I Some of the boys here have their hearts so much in soldiering that they are practicing Judo in the barracks at night. They can show. the Japs a thing or two. It is a certainty that Headquarters and Headquarters Company is going to have a party in the near future. As yet all the de-. tails aren't decided upon, but 1st In the bmldmg which houses the A WUTC Semor Staff Sgt. Capozzi called a meeting of Officers' Lounge is the newly-completed War Room the the non corns and an informal 1 f 1 t d b h W 0 .' discussion was held, concerning t o. a specia proJeC y t e .ar ne.nta-the coming affair. tlon sechon of A WUTC, assisted by S-2 and Special Services. The boys just back from the The room was designed as a rifle range tell me that Cpl. conference room for once-a-week AWUTC Cronin was shooting with one discussions by Brig. Gen. Stephen hand and reading Shakespeare Keeping up with current events H Sherrill, Commanding Gen-with the other. Perhaps that throughout the world, the Special eral of A WUTC, and senior mem-is why he kept saying, "Oh tarService Section has inaugurated a bers of his staff. The room is also get wherefore art thou." daily radio program over the to be used by all military per-A quartet formed by Cpl. Camp Weatherford PA system. sonnel for study and orientation Kohn, Wemer, Pfc .. Everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 ontopics pertaining to the war. and Sgt. Noble. They smg m d 4 45 t 5 such odd places as the chow p.m. an : o p.m. a sumPrmcip.al feature IS a of line, latrine, and are available mary of the latest war news re-maps which cover the an.d for parties, dances, and all gala ports is given by T/5 D

DREW FIELD ECHOES; THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 1943 PAGE SEVEN Venereal lectureOne of Our Girls Points Out Folly Is Sing Of Control Areas 2 d SAW S ld The utter futility of at-0 1ers tempting control of a Red By. PVT. JOHN KRAVETZ Light district and the risks Wed while f 1 h c 1 B'll c 1 involved in patronizing such on ur oug P 1 atte 1 is back houses were pounded home on Drew w1th the 571st SAW Battalion, but the missus is this week by Capt. A. E. missing! Thought you'd her with you;, Abraham Base venereal con-Cattell knows how to piCk a w1fe. Mildred was M 1ss FOR EFFICIENCY AND FIDELITY. S/Sgt. Ralph Bader is the second of 1 OS men in the 588th SAW Training Battalion to receive a Good Conduct Medal from Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, battalion commander. t 1 ff' Mahanoy City, Pa." in 1941 ro 0 leer. No pinup of Mrs. Cattell to of-Captain Abraham talked before fer, but we'll try and get Bill to a large class of NC-Ds. The group send one in to. us. meets on Wednesday at the Base Best dressed. Take a look across Red Cros s building for instructhe S-1 wing in 2d SAW Headtions on how to control and com-quarters today. T / 5 Bob Forbat venereal diseases. grave caught the eye. of the Mys-Dealing a shattering blow to terious WAC. A daily habit with Bob (no Mrs. Forgra:ve, we don't the myth that controlled d1s-mean your husband is of the tricts are, of necessity, disease wolfish type, we infer that Bob's free, Capt. :Abraham brought neat appearance came to light in ,n out facts and figures to show the Best Dressed Column). that as high as 97 per cent were Basketball spectators: Headinfected. quarters Company and 746th. Formal Retreat Of. 553d A W led By Non-Com Unit By PFC. L. S. KASTELY Twice last week the 553d Conduct Medals Awarded to 105 58 8th SAW Men SAW Company basketball game He pointed out that a health drew quite a number of female card meant nothing, in as much shrieks. Headquarters men re-' as infection can be received 5 siding off the post added color SAW Battalion held Formal minutes prior to contact. The mis. to the league play when the concepted belief of cleanliness lads brought their wives along added to an individual's danger to the .ball game. for he would thing it unnecessary Deer (dear) hunting. Lt. H. to sto):l at a prophylactic station. Dietrich, Liaison officer, bagged a Proof of the miserable failure six-point buck \ltlhile on leave reof the system of regulation and cently in upstate New York. It inspection in foreign countries was a costly hunting trip though. has been demonstrated by the It was a foggy morn the eventful Good Conduct Medals were presented last week to 105 League of Nations' world-wide day Lieutenant Dietrich got his men of the 588th SAW by Lt. Col. Ralph P. Stiehl, Comby 153 pounds of venison. Prior to getting the deer, Lt. Emphasizing the need for Dietrich "wiped out" a herd -of an ceremony. m T/Sgt. Phillip E. Cota, S /Sgt. Roy substitutive activities, Lieut. Jersey cows in his eagerness to which the L. Freyer, Sgt. Howard V. Tyler, George J. May Jr., Special Servbring a trophy back to DreW-. At marched past m review, enlisted Sgt. Irving S. Rosenblatt, Sgt. ice Officer, wound up the. dis-last, seeing a deer and not :farm men from _each .company w:ere George Caffery, Sgt. Earl D cussion by pointing out to. the stock, Lieutenant Dietrich was awarded a n_t>bon for outstandmg, CraWfis Jr., Cpl. Thomas J. Brick, NCOs just how they could startled. exact and faithful performance of Cpl. James I. Bush, T/Sgt. Jack leviate the ert'listed man's prob-A meek buck suddenly got a their duty. D. Kelley, S /Sgt. Henry V Br.un-lem glimpse of the furloughin g hunter Soldiers receiving a Good Con-elle, Sgt. Carver D. MacArthy, and charged him like Major duct Medal have been in the servSgt. Lawrence E. Williams, Sgt. He asked the class the location Hoople's goat. He upped to shoul ic0 of the United States for one Michael J. Cassidy Jr., Cpl. Sam of service clubs, theaters, li-der arms and fired smack be year or more. The medal signi-Alawat, T/5 James G. Bowman, hobby. shop and other tween the eyes and New York fied efficiency, fidelity and exRalph G. Cummings. Field activities. When few knew was minus a deer. emplary behavior as a soldier. COMPANY c the exact locations, Lt. May uhIncidents. Lieutenant M Kin-Following is a list of the men derlined )lis point that knowledge ney, Army Nurse corps, of the qualified to receive the. commen. Master Sergeant Allard D. Dad-by the NCOs of all places of inStation Hospital on Drew, can an-dation: mun, T/Sgt. William Gorges, terest could help immensely. swer the tougest 64-dollar ques-HQ HQ CO T/Sgt. Robert E Adamson, T/Sgt. "New men on the Field," he said, tion that you can toss at her. AND Morris Gontarsky, S/Sgt. A J. "look to their NCOs information Two incidents have Lieutenant Master Sgt. Jesse A. Stanfill, Bannon, S/Sgt. Einar N. Lee, which wii_ assist them to find Kinney reading in a newspaper T/Sgt. William H. Rigler, T/Sgt. S /Sgt. Thomas.A. Patrick, S/Sgt. Field recreation. that a watchman patrolling his Samuel D. Hines, S/Sgt. Julian Charles L. Hanks, Sgt. Jerome s Shapiro, S/Sgt. Lester (NMI) A. lVIinion, M/Sgt. Abe L. Toller, The program for the remain-beat on the waterfront had dis.: Shear, Sgt. Eugene A AdamT/Sgt Henry Kautz, T /Sgt. Rob-ing lecture is listed below: 'covered that Old Ironsides had owski, Sgt. Joe A. Bass, Sgt. Clay-ert H. Ritter, S/Sgt. Emil E. Latz, DECEMBER 22 slipped from its mooring. A curt ton E Flsey, T/4 Marcus c. Hitt, S/Sgt. Harry s. Quine, S /Sgt. news broadcast interrupted her T/4 Henry A. Eidenmuller, T/Sgt. John A Scott, S/Sgt. Ralph Ba8:30 a.m.-"Educational reading to inform her that a GerStuart ft. Gessford, T ;Sgt. Ira B. der, S/Sgt. Edward G. Wright, ods." Lecture, Captain Abraham. man cruiser had been sunk. Lowman, T/Sgt. Richard E. AmSgt John E. Jenny, Pvt. William Discussion, Sergeant Hevia. PamTwo and two makes four, re-sih, S/Sgt. Walter S. Williams, J. Molloy. plet, "X Marks the Spot." Pam-suiting in Nurse Kinney stating Sgt. Edgar S Anderson, Sgt. John phlet, "Jerry Learns a Lesson." that Old Ironsides slipped from F. Bullard, Sgt. George 9 : 15 a .m.-Final examination .its mooring; sunk the cruiser; and Iough, T / Horace M. Hutchison. Kitchen 20 WinS True False examination. in the morning was again docked COMPANY A at the pier. Sergeant Richard W. Novakofski, Sgt. Homer C. Henderson, T/4 Floyd D. Eberlin. COMPANY B Master Sgt. Robert G. Leese, Best Kitchen flag for the week was won by Kitchen No. 20. Mess officer is Lt. C. J. Burley. and mess sergeant is T /Sgt. William Casson. Lt. CoJ. Robin B. Epler, former West Point basketball captain, now is at the Army Air Forces Proving Ground, Eglin Field, Fla. His brother, Steve, inventor of six-man football, is in the Navy. Nurse Kinney then topped it all by saying that a chicken laid an egg with an engraving on the shell. "Armistice, January 17, 1944". FINANCIERS BEG FOR XMAS DAY OFF Lt. David New Stat1st1cal In anticipation of a visit by high ranking dignitaJ.:ies, the enlisted personnel of this detachment went to work with all the necessary utensils and gave the Finance Office a face lifting. It was quite a surprise to the first three-graders to find out just how much floor space, how many windows, and how many stoves there are to clean. Just a reminder to the personnel sergeants-this is December and cur boys would like to have the Ch.ri!'tmas Day off. Please get the pay rolls in bef.ore the deadline, Dec. 18, so fhe work can be completed by Dec. 31. interesting conversations between Sgt. John "Mole" Mykytiuk and Miss lone Donelson, Commercial Accounts Section. Sergeant Reuben W. Hawes will leave for Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., for a 90-day course along finance lines. Good luck, Reuben, we'll miss Our Scriber, Joe "Crumpy" Faly01; cone).' is still on furlough. We Sergeant John "Snaggle" Sor hope that while in California he ensen has become quite interested hears enough of his favorite tune in engineering-especially bridge "Song of the Volga Boatman. wor!< Sergeant Bobby "Pretty Sergeant Leonard Kessinger was a school teacher and wouldn't teach anyone but high school gills. Miss l\I ary Delzangle will sen a $25 bond for $18.75 (a nice Christmas present!) That Pvt. Howard L. Graham used to be a pawnbroker. That S/Sgt. Robert "Rochester" Puffer married his secre taiy. That Daniel Kelty is of one the best baiters in the state of New Y01k. That Sgt. Irvin Pecltett claims he p ays $1 for his haii cuts. (Shortage of aluminum pots, no doubt). That M/Sgt. Alfred 0. Meyer has the cutest little 11-weelt-old dau;;-hter. That Sgt. "Pittsburgh" Mykytiuk is in his glory when on file detail and sweeping up "coal.'. Officer of Base First Lt. David C arson has been assigned Base statistical officer, succeeding Lt. Laurence W. Scott, who was ordered to Barksdale Field. The new statistical officer was assistant' statistical officer before the promotion. Previously he had acted as 314th BH and AB Sq. statistical officer and at one time was adjutant of the outfit. He attended OCS at the Administration School, and the Army Air Forces Statistical School, Harvard University. Lieutenant C a r son, before induction, was on the editoria l staff of Fairchild Publications, New York. He is a graduate o f Rochester University and received his Master's deg 1ee at Columbia Uni versity. Retreat parades conducted exclusively by non-commissioned officers. Master Ser geant William H. Walker acted as Battalion Commander, 1st Sgt. Clair H. Fletcher was _the Battalion Adjutant, lst.Sgt. William B. H o 11 a n d as HeaQquarters Compaay Commander, T/Sgt. Joseph E. Rosmini as Com-\ pany A Commander and 1st Sgt. Warren J. Link and F/Sgt. Charles W. Tremper alternating as Company C and D Commanders. The ceremony was executed perfectly by the non-coms as well as by every man' participating in the parade. The 553d is on the GI ball. C and D Companies jointly had a big blowout Wednesday evening. Food and beer was plen tifJl and the boys really washed the food down. It was a good thing that they are living in fiveman tents instead of pup tents because their heads the next morning were so big that they would have stood reveille with pup tents as caps. The entertainment was all local with Cpl. Ralph Casad hav ing the time of his life as MC. The Barber Shop quartet was composed of 1st Lt. Miller, from 4th Training, M/Sgt. Walker, 1st Sgt. Linl{ and Sgt. Sommers. Sgt. Homra imitated Cleopatra in fine style with the long evening gown he had on, the only thing missing was the lace. The little red-headed man, T/5 William B. Clausius also had quite an evening' of it. Second Lt. Wm. T. "Wild Bill" Neely was c ommissioned, by the -boys, as a Rear Admiral in the Swiss Navy for his exploits as a navigator on the S. S. Cl;lristophe r Columbus, a raft constructed by the Engineers of Company C. What's this we hear about the lieutenant dating a B-17? Master Sergeant Joseph A. Reilly, of the N. Y. Police force Reilly's, should shortly be graduating as an aerial observer. Reilly, in the Army only three years, ha_ s already amassed a total of 27 minutes in the air. Several of the boys qualifie d as Sharpshooters with the 30 calibe r rifle last week. Staff Sergeant Henry A. Hevia's Ault has not, as :l;'et, rerecent "field trip" included rnaceived any offer for dancmg lesneuvers in the Palm River sec-sons. How about it gals-let's Sergeant Hevia claims that giye him a ring on Ext. 2242 after several hours of scouting, he ":'Ill he h _ave to turn to the classifounc his objective. What's her fled sectwn. name, Hank? A certain sergeant DID YOU KNOW THAT: in this office would like to print pictures of a certain young lady in the ECHOES. Unfortunately, the young Jady has not, as yet, consented. Corporal Ben E Reubrecht is happy once again-the laundry he sent out six weeks ago has been returned. Technical Sergeant Ray Popp was an undertaker in civilian life. That our Miss Josephine Hensel is engaged to a Pharmacist Mate 2d class who is in the Navy. Does he ever pull KP Jo? Wanted: Watch Repairmen W would all like to hear the Technical Sergeant Spence. r E. Dimond claims the well known brand "Dimond Toma toes." (No they are not served at the 314th mess ball). That Sgt. "Porky" Slater can eat six eggs for breakfast with four cups of coffee. (Not to mention the pound of bacon). Yes, he is on separate rations. Don' t think he was getting it at the 314th, do you? Watch repairme n on a part-time basis are still neede d by the watch repair section at the main PX, Charles Young, personnel manager, announced yesterday. Soldiers who are willing and fitten for this type work will be compensated for their time and worJ<-. They will. be paid half of their base pay. All applications must be made at the Drew Field Exchange Per sonnel office, 1st St. and Ave. B.


THE ARMY AIR CORPS came through again when Cpl. 1l George Montgomery of the AAF became tne husband of Dinah Shor:e; well-known husky voiced star of stage, screen and radio. _Montgomery is a former screen actor. IN THE DOGHOUSE are little O'Brien and her wistful puppy, in this scene from "Lost Angel/' showing next week at War Department Theaters 1 and 5. PRIMA DONNA AT EIGHTEEN is Patrice Munsel of Spokane, Wash. She stopped the show for seven when she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House. Looks to us as if she could stop the show with looks alone. What To Do On Drevv POST THEATERS To conserve paper, mimeographed theater schedules no -longer will be distributed to your organization. This listing of theater programs, radio broadcasts, and Drew Field e'ntertainment may be snipped from the ECHOES and k ept handy for ready reference. THEATER TIMETABLE Nos. 1, 2 and 4-6 an.m. Nos. 2 4 and 6--3 p.m. DAII,Y AND SUNDAY l\IA'l'INEES No. 5-l, 3 and 5 p.m. (Theaters 7 and 8 are for colored troops.) TODAY Theaters 1 and 5 GOVERNMENT GIRL: Olivia de Havilland, Sonny Tufts, Anne Shirley; Army-Navy Screen Magazine; RKO News. Theaters 2 and 7 WOMEN IN BONDAGE: Patrick, Nancy Kelly, Henry; Magic Carpet; Vodvil; Color Cartoon. Theaters 3 and 4 Gail Bill Film IN OLD OKLAHOMA: John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker; Fox and Crow Cartoon. Theaters 6 and 8 HAPPY LAND: Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford; Radio Melodies; RKO News; Community Sing. TOMORROW Theaters 1 and 5 1\UNESWEEPER: Richard Arlen, Jean Parker; Women At War; Screen Snapshots; Madcap Models. Theaters 2 and 7 CONEY ISLAND: Betty Grable, George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, Charles Winninger; Sportscope; Merrie Melodies. Theaters 3 and 4 GOVERNMENT GIRL: (See cast above) Army-Navy Screen Magazine; RKO News. Theaters 6 and 8 HAPPY LAND: (See cast above) Radio Melodies; RKO News; Community Sing. SATURDAY, DEC. 18 Theaters 1 and 5 GOVERNMENT GIRL: (See cast above) Army-N avy' Screen 1vlagazine; RKO News. Theaters 2 and 7 HAPPY LAND: (See cast above) Radio Melodies; RKO News; Community Sing. Theaters 3, and 4 GOVERNMENT GIRL: (See cast above) Army-Navy Screen Magazine; RKO News. Theaters 6 and 8 IN OLD OKLAHOMA: (See cast above); Fox and Crow cartoon. Orch.: RKO News. SUNDAY, DEC. 19 Theaters 1 and 5 THE GANG'S ALL HERE: Alice Faye, James Ellison Carmen Miranda, Benny Goodman and Orch.! RKO News. Ration Book No. 4 may be picked up today at the Base Ration Board. You must bring your No. 3 book with you and fill out application available a t 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. L M, N and P, all expire Jan: 1. Stamp G good D ec. 19 ; R Dec. 26; S, J a n 2; T, Jan. 9 and U J an. 16 All expire J a n FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Green A, B and C in book 4 valid until Dec. 20 D, E and F valid through Jan. 20. SUGAR Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid for five pounds throu<-h Jan. 15 SHOES Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely. TH'EA'l'ER LOCATIONS No. l-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts. No. 2-Ave. B anti 6th St. No. 3-2tul St. & Ave. 1{. N o 4-ht St. between N & 0 Aves. No. 5-4.\.h St. between F & G Aves. No. 6--N Ave between 9th and lOth st N.o. 7-Camp DeSoto area. No. 8---.\Vest area. Theaters 2 and _7 HAPPY LAND: (See cast above) RKO News; Radio M elodies; Community Sing. Theaters 3 and 4 MINESWEEPER: (See cast above) Women At War; Screen Snapshots; Madcap Models. Theaters 6 and 8 GOVERNMEN. T GIRL: (See cast above) Army-Navy Screen Magazin,e; RKO N ews. MONDAY, DEC. 20 Theaters 1 and 5 THE GANG'S ALL HERE: (See cast above) RKO News. Theaters 2 and 7 (DOUBLE FEATURE) SHE'S FOR ME: Grace McDonald, David Bruce, Eddie LeBaron & Orch. ; WHISPERING FOOTSTEPS: Rita Quigley, John Hubbard. Theaters 3 and 4 HOLIDAY INN: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire; GI Fun. Theaters 6 and 8 GOVERNMENT GIRL: (See cast above) Army-N avy Screen Magazine; RKO News. TUESDAY, DEC. 21 Theaters 1 and 5 (DOUBLE FEATURE) SHE'S FOR ME: (See cast above); WHISPERING FOOT STEPS: (See c ast above). Theaters 2 and 7 GOVERNMENT GIRL: (See cast above) Army-Navy Screen Magazine; RKO News. Theaters 6 and 8 MINESWEEPER: (See cast above) Women At War; Screen Snapshots; Madcap Models. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22 Theaters 1 and 5 LOST ANGEL: Margaret O 'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt; This Is America; RKO News. Theaters 2 and 7 GOVERNMENT GIRL: (See cast above) Army-Navy Screen Magazine; RKO News. Theaters 3 and 4 THE GANG' S ALL HERE: (See cast above) RKO News. Theaters 6 and 8 GOVERNMENT GIRL: (See cast above) Army-Navy Screen Magazine; RKO News. Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3 valid indefinitely. Loose stamps accepted only on mail orders. GASOLINE No. 8-A coupons good through Feb. 8 for three gallons; B and B-1 and C and C-1 coupons good for two gallons; B-2 and C-2 good for five gallon s. TIRES Inspection deaclli'nes For A book holders, March 31, B and C holders Feb. 29. Radio _Proqrams By Drew Field (All broadcasts now made from bandshel! o n Drew Field. Anyone may observe broadcasts.) MONDAY through FRIDAY. 12:15 noon-Treasury Star Pa rade: 12:30 p.m. -Drew Field Presents; 12:45 p.m. -Latest United Press News; 6:45 p.m.Lowell T)lomas. MONDAY through WEDNES DAY, NBC World News Roundup, 8 a.m .-NBC World News Roundup. THURSDAY, 10 :35 a.m.-Drew Field Band Broadcast; 8:30 p .m. -Regards, Private Lobby. SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m.-Wings and Flashes. St. Petersburg J Information, guest cards, etc., at the Recreation Office, Defense Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N. Phone 4755. INFORMATION. BOOTH-10 a.m.-to 11 p .m. daily, Ph. 6994, .. Unior.. Bus Station, for service, men and their families. 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 instruc;:tion. Gift, wrapping,_ personal shopping ser.: vice. PIER CENTER. Municipal Pier. Informal dancing. Game rooms, pool table, writing rooms, lounges ... Dance instruction Wednesday Gift wrapping, personal shopping service. USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S. Writing room, pool, games, mailing service, sewing service, stationery, shaving service, etc. wrapping, personal shopping service. TOMORROW 7:30 p.m. -Jook dance, game night, Pier Center. Music Hour, USO Club. SATURDAY, DEC. 18 7 p.m.-Games, pool, ping-pong, checkers, USO Club. 8 p.m.-Dance at Pier, Tinsley' s orchestra. SUNDAY, DEC. 19 9 a.m.-Coffee Hour, Sunday papers. Home Center. 10 a.m.-Leisure Hour, USO :Clut. 2 : 30 p m .-Tea Dance, Orches-. tra. USO Club. Classical recordings, Pier Cen; ter. ... 5 p .m.-Canteen suppe:. Home' Center. Snack supper, USO Club. : 7 r..m.-Party. Pier C enter. In-.. formal dancing. USO club. MONDAY, DEC. 20 7:3, p.m.-Dance Ralph Case, instructor. latest dance steps and da USO Club. : USO Club. Square Dance. Pier Center. .-. 8:30 p .m.-Informal dancing.:. TUESDAY, DEC. 21 7 p.m.-Dance. Airport men,. special guests. Pier Center. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22 Noon-Wives Club Luncheon; .:, Detroit Hotel. Wives of all en-._, listed men cordially invited. ..' 7 p.m.-Dance instruction, Pier:: Center. 7 :3 0 p.m.-Bingo. Prizes. Serv< : ice men's wives invited. uso-: Club. -' Dance-Drew Field men special: guests, Pier Center. DECEMBER 23 7 p .m. Games and i n form a 1 i dancing, Pie r Center. 8:00 p.m. Dick Spencer's or.:.' chestra, USO Club. .. Hale C. Jones, winner of 15 :; national trapshooting titles, five All-American shotgun sharp-;_ shooter honors, and three-time captain of All-American shooting teams, now is Pfc. Hale._ C. Jones, an aitplane mechanic student at Amarillo (Tex.) Army Air Field.


Y DECEMBER 16, Plan} City uso ;. TODAY -Crystal Springs. Bus !1fleaves USO 7:30 p.m. TOMO. RROW As You Please Night." for everyone to do. SATURDAY, DEC. 11 house. Victmy Belles are {' SUNDAY, DEC. 12 fen house aU day. Coffee and 'doughnuts, vespers, Friendly [Hour. -' MONDAY, DEC. 13 !ralk a Letter Home." Sel'...d ::home a record for Christmas. TUESDAY, DEC. 14 !lnce at armory. Meet at USO, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15 owling at American Legion _Alley, opposite USO. Clear-water "LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (op f.site Capital Theater). Open to 11 p.m., for the con of service men. CENTER. Open Satttday and Sunday from 10 a.m. b', 6 p.m. Open. week days by Directions may be ob at the Lounge. iPANCES: Wednesday nights f Om ? p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 11 p .m. Auditorium. GET flhings for f i 1i; Free amusements in the for.m II" dances, songfests, concerts, and are offered at your Drew rvice clubs and bandshell, is : as the downtown clubs iste n these pages. Free movies i'r e held Sunday 214 Ndrth Blvd. Monday at 506 Madison ;t_, Tuesday and Wednesday at North Blvd .. and Saturday at itie Negro USO. 710 Harrison St. beds are offered at the Legion Coliseum, Sara and the Rite Build Tampa. r:Free shaves_ will ,make a. new -an of .you, If you ll stop m at P,J.y downtown USO Club (the are listed on page 'he American Legwn Service 9Ien's Club, 602 Tampa St., or the Service Center Tampa fu d Tyler Sts. showers are yours a t the Clubs, the YMCA. American S ervice Men's Club, and !'Jie Christian Service Center. O f !icers may shower at the Elks Florida and Madison Sts. coffee and doughnuts will riake Sunday morning a pleasant at 506 Madison St. and i,.07 Twiggs St., Tampa, or the Center, St. Petersburg. iree' Lodging Scottish Rite building, 502 !:t' Lafayette St., houses a free 50-5:"ed dormitory, reserved for servmen. oQ Whcit To Do In To-wn uso TODAY Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, supper, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p .m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs_ St. Parish Night, Bingo, 506 Madison St. Dancing party, 710 Harrison St. (Negro). p otio dance, 214 North Blvd. TOMORROW 10:30 a.m.-Expectant Mothers Class, 607 Twiggs St. Noon-Wives' L u n c he on, 607 Twiggs St. 6 p.m.-Fish Fry, 821 s Rome Ave. 7:30 p.m.-Art for 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. 18 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 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. 19 9 : 30 a m .-Coffee Hour, 506 Madi son St. Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St. 3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs St. 4 p .m.-Fireside Party 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, I,>EC. 20 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 2 p m .-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-CIa s s i c a 1 Music, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Games, ping-pong tournament, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Sts. Debating Club (1st and 3d weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negro). Spanish Class (2d and 4th weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negro). 8 :3 0 p .m.-Sin g cop at i on, 607 Twiggs St. Specia! Program, 214 North Blvd. Movie, 506 Madison St. TUESDAY, DEC. 21 Noon-Wives' on, 607 T wiggs St. 7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun ,607 Twiggs St. 8 p m .-l:'arty, 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 Harrison St. (Negro). 9 p.m.-Chess Club, 214 North Blvd. 9 : 30 p.m.-Educational Movie and Typing Class, 710 Harrison St. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22 NoonWives L u n c h eon, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-Dance instruction, 214 North Blvd. 7 :30 p .m.-Glee Club pract ice, 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 C amera Cl-Jb, 214 North Blvd. Coffe Hour, 706 Twiggs St. Masonic Meeting John Darling Lodge, F. arid A. M 610 Madison St., Tampa, extends fraternal greetings and welcome to all Mason brothers. An invitations is extended to attend the weekly Wednesday night meetings. SERVICE CLUBS TODAY 7 :3 0 p.m. -Bridge Tournament, 1008 Kay St. 8 p .m.-Chess and Checker Tournaments, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. Party, Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler Sts. TOMORROW 7 : 30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro). SATURDAY, DEC. 18 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. 19 1 H-ouse, Tampa T yler Sts. 2 p m .-Special guest hour, 710 Harrison St. Intersocial Club, game:-, 506 Madison St. 5 p .m.-Navy Mothers Club, 305% 'Vater St. 5:30 p m :-songfest and refreshments, Florida Ave. and Tyler St. First Methodist Church. 6 p m .-Victory Vespers, Christian I I 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 Fellow ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts. 9 p.m.-Informa l hour, Tampa and Tyler Sts. MONDAY, DEC. 20 7 : 30 p.m. Symphony Orchestra practice, Tampr and Tyler Sts. 8 p.m.Ping-pon g tournament, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. Dance, 1008 Kay St. TUESDAY, DEC. 21 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 Au-ditorium.' WEDNESDAY, DE C. 22 7:30 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. Plant Park Dance Planned Tonight Colone l J. L Cfark, Commander of the Hillsborough County Defense Unit, has announced that all officers and enlisted men at Drew Field are invited to attend tonight' s dance at Municipal Auditorium in Plant Park. 'T'he dance, under the sponsorship of the Hillsboroug h County Defe nse Unit Number 6 Medical Unit, is being run to raise funds to equip an ambulance for civilian defense work. The ambulance is a gift from American Leg i01: T ampa Pos t Number 5. Two bands will be on hand to offer: the crowd JJlenty of variety in music. Admission is 15 cents for men in uniform and 30 cents for all civilians. Visit Your PX! BRANCH LOCATION Main be ve r age, c l o t h i 11 g, a 11 d merchandise store 2d St. & Ave. F. Special Orders PX Office, 1st No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.5 No.6 No.8 No.9 No. 10 No. 11 No. 12 No. 15 3d F. C. Filling Sta. St. & Ave. B 8th & Ave. A Area F on Ave. J 8th & Ave. H & Ave. L Camp DeSoto Plant Field 4th & Ave. L Hosp. Area-B-10 1st & Ave. J 2d & Ave. N Flight Line West Area 3 F. C. Hq. Ave. J at E. Fence SUCCESSOR TO DIETRICH is the title columnist Walter Winchell gives Lisette Vereo, curvaceous new star on Broadway. From where we sit, she looks fike a pretty successor for almost anyone. "MISS BREATHLESS OF 1943" is the title voted to Marguerite Chapman by the Chorbert Annu_ol Award Committee, mode up of imoortont stage and screen stars. She leaves us breathless, too MERRY CHRISTMAS in the land of palm trees is Frances Rafferty's reason for displaying this novel new "Christmas tree." Okeh, Frances, thanks a lot. We'd like to move you right intoour day room.


PAGE TEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, DECEMBER 16, 1943 Outdoor Training Legal Worries Solved Red Cross loans Total $16,800 During November For 5 71st SAW Means Work More than $16,800, representing over 600 loans, was made available to Drew Field soldiers for use during November, according to Dan M Hartley, Field Director of the Base American Red Cross office. By SGT. W. E. KOHNER More bits of news from the 571st SAW Battalion as time now finds them on 0. T. with plenty of work and a few unhappy soldiers because passes are few and nights are long and somewhat lonesome; However it's proving its worth, --------------for to the best of my knowledge the reports on the Battalion as pressive service in the morning. Lt. McCormick did a nice job as MC for the entertainment program which followed the dinner. We are deeply indebted for the excellent entertainment by two of our men, Pfc. Matley and Pvt. Grimm. Matley is one of the best singers in any language we have ever heard, and Grimm's playing of his guitar is to be marveled at. Red Cross, through Hartley's office, located on Ave. C at 6Vjjji St. verifies emergencies whi&\ exist and which require the pres.: ence of the soldier at home through local chapters of the Red Cross. a whole are very good. STRICTLY BUSINESS. The platoons must keep on the ball more than ever now. The Second Platoon of Company A had that experience Sunday morning. Barricades are even built in some platoons and guns are worn at all times. Some poor wives and girl friends are being 1.---------------, After the emergency has been verified and the furlough granted, the Field Director is. authorized to make loans to soldiers when needed for travel home or other emergency use. 571st soldier gets ready for be!J.. neglected as surplus time for letter. writing does not exist. The third platoon of Company A has a very good reco,rd up to date. The boys say it's just too con venient to Drew Field, for all inspectors seem to wander into the site. In fact three or more high Signal Corps officers are expected at this site in the next day or two. We suggest Lt. Danziger better guide them throughout their entire visit of the site, or else the carefully hidden foxholes might have a prominent guest. Company C has men of very good endurance and' physical. fitness, perhaps that is due to the good physical training their CO, Lt. Jeffry gave them in the past. Lt. Jeffry and company are to be complimented as darn good soldiers. COMPANY D ROUGH men in Company D have a rough O.T., for the life of a ground observer in the field is, "Hit the dirt, move quietly and cautiously at all times, with plenty of double timing." If for one minute, brother, you don't think their type of O.T. is a strain, then you don't know their CO, Lt. Schwartz, as we do. For his motto always was to maintain the best company in the whole battalion, and with the aid of his experienced and one of the best topkicks we know, Sgt. Hopkins, we're sure he won't have any trouble. We congratulate T/5 (Xodlove o.f the Third Platoon, CO A, who has a little feminine .. 1di tion to his clan; also Pfc. Brummett of the same platoon is walking in circles, only he wants his first addition to be. a boy after six years of waiting. First Sgt. Keene of Company is worried because he might be facing a bad operation. If. Sgt. Keene is missing, were sure a little visit to Drew Field Hospital would brighten things a bit. Incidentally, a successful and grand Thanksgiving Day dinner and entertainment program was held at the East IC for the men and the entire Battalion on Turkey Day. The wives and some lady friends. of the men. were brought out A La "GI" Transportation, and a few good laughs and a few good bu.mps were enjoyed by all. Chaplain Bliss held a very imMORE ABOUT-DOG (Continued rrom Pal:'e 1) tL be. He raced and smelled new places all .day. Only at night was he restless. He would lie on the floor, head between .Paws, listening, watching, waiting. When Chaplin Lawrence PVT. MARY LOIS HAIGHT, Drew Field Air-WAC, confers with Lt. Aaron Waldman, Base personal, financial and legal adviser Pvt. Haight has since received advice on the protection of her rights under a recent wi II and is now home on emergency furlough. A lawyer in her home town has been secured for her through Lt. Waldman's office to represent her interests. Several thousand times each month, the organization is called UPon to handle personal and family problems .-for soldiers and their dependents. Often these problems are psychological and can 'be cleared up by a conference with the man or woman involved. In other cases, it is necessary to contact the chapter of Red Cross in the home town of the soldier so that personal and sometimes financial assistance can be offered to the family of the serviceman. learned the story of the Negro who had saved a dog from death by paying his inoculation fee, he contacted Williams. Yes, the dog he had did resemble the one described by the chaplain. But, so did one of the other dogs that had been put to death on that afternoon, a week ago. The Red Cross is authorized by the War and Navy Departments to operate on the various posts, Lieutenant Aaron Waldman Base personal financial camps, stations, ships a1;1ci ports of the Army, Navy, Manne Corps Free Attorney Advice Available to Soldiers and legal adviser, IS a former lawyer who now has a chen-and coast Guard. tele so large thai: he should be the envy of every barrister The Rec!Cross is only in the U. S.-but he gives only free advice to Drew Field agency which can tranmlt. mes-Would Williams bring the dog on the Field so the chaplain could see him? 1 sages to and from countnes at so diers. war. Reluctantly the Negro brought his new pet to the Field. His affection for the dog had grown to the point where he dared hope the good chaplain's dog was one of those he had seen put to death. When the chaplain arrived at the office of the Quartermaster, where the Negro works, he saw the .dog at a distance. He pursed a whistle. His dog had heard it for years. The dog bounded toward the familiar figure of the whistler, which told the aged colored workman that his Shepherd could never be his. As a part of the broad program of the Army, each post has a legal counselor who is an officer with considerable law training and experience. Formerly konwn as the "legal assistance officer," the ad viser now handles any matter pertaining to personal and financial problems which have a legal aspect. OTHERS AID Lt. S.M. Ullman Married At Prew To Cpl. Woolcott Lieutenant Sanford M. Ullman, commander of 2d Reporting Com-. pany, 568th Signal A W Battalion, Although most of the situations and Cpl. Doris M. Woolcott Marequiring only advice are handled rine Corps Reserve of Atlanta, by Lt. Waldman, Tampa lawyers of the local bar association aid "":ere marned Wednesday evewhenever necessary and represent nmg at <;:hapel 5. sold"ers in local litigation. Chaplam Coffee performed the 1 ceremony. The couple spent men and ?fflcers are their honeymoon at Clearwater: The local office employs 10 full-time assistant field directors in addition to Hartley. One of these. is at the Station Hospital, another at the Mental Hygiene Unit, and another at Plant Park. In addition, 30 civilian full-time assistants who are file clerks, secretaries and general clerks, are employed in the office. Weatherford Picks Best Dressed Joes Shep was home at Chaplain Lawrence expressed his gratitude to the kind-hearted workman who had saved the dog by presenting him with a liberal reward. He also reimbursed him for the tags he had p -irchased. ehg1ble for the: and do With guidons of the 568th unnot need perm1sswn to see the furled officers and enlisted men legal officer, although the usual of battalion witnessed the procedure is men are re-ceremony. Major Joseph H. Dun-Four best-dressed soldiers at ferred to tho;; heutenant by !he lap of the 569th, a former com-Camp Weatherford were chosen off1ce1 or manding officer of the g1'tom, last week by the "Mystery Solofficer of the orgamzatwn to gave the bride away. Lieutenant dier." The men, each 'of whom Shep has been a constant companion to Chaplain Lawrence for many years. which they belong. Alvis M Tingle Jr., was best man, was awarded two tickets to a FOLLOWS THROUGH and Mrs. William D Elkins was theater in Bradenton, .vere S /Sgt. matron of .honor. William Doxey, Sgt. Paul Lande, Just Dreaming I When a man has talked with Ushers were Major Edwin Bar-T/5 Christopher Geyer and Pvt. Waldman, he has been given the tel, commanding officer of the Chester R. Garretson. proper counsel in the problem and 568th, Major Max C. Nelson, The "best-dressed soldier" idea an adjustment has been made, if Major Charles E. Smithson, Capt. was originated by the ECHOES possible, through this informal Frank S. Wellings, Capt. Arthur last August, and since' has been conference. If not disposed of in N. Freund, Lt. William D. El-borrowed by many post news ithis way, the officer takes the kins, Lt. Robert N. Baylor and papers in various parts of thP :necessary action by letter, phone L=.t:..:_.:.'J:_:o:.:n.:.:a::.:l:.:d:......:J..:.._S=-:...a.:.:n..:.d::.:m..:.a:.:n:.:.:___ ___ .......:..c_o_u_n_tr....:y:__ __________ 'or telegram. I As a last resort, Lt. Waldman contacts the local lawyers or a lawyer in the town in which the 1 suit is filed, through the Ameri1 can Bar Association. The soldier will then be represented in the case at reduced cost or without charge. Some associations provide free aid and others make a small charge based upon the time involved in the case. 1 Officers' Women's Club Plans Card Party Next Week M P N S d The monthly card party of the WAR S Rl G in Ma ison, Drew Field Women' s Club will Ill., is the site. Mrs. Mildred be held December 22 at the Air I McMurray is the pinup, and Corps Officers club. h "f f C 1 Bl h M M Dessert will be served a t 1:30 1 t e WI e 0 P yt e c ur-p.m. and will begin at 2 ray, 503d Communications p.m. Hostesses will b e Mrs. Mack Company. "December, in llliJay and Mrs. John Arnold. nois won't find Mrs McMurray Nursery facilities will be .avail-. able for mothers who Wish to modelng beach styles. But bring small children with them. Mildred and a White Christ-All wives of. Drew Field offimas sure would be swell cers are invited to at' tend. Reservations may be made Blythe commented as he sub-by phoning Lieutenant Lynes at mitted the pin,up picture.. Drew Field extension 851. ALL THAT CHICKEN and Air-WACs too! Various Drew Field organizations entertainedAir-WACs at their messhalls last Sunday as part of the nationwide observance of "Army Air Forces Salute to the Air-WACs." Here Air-WACs and male soldiers eat chicken dinner in messhall of 314th BH and AB Sq. .,.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY DECEMBER 16,.1943 PAGE ELEVEN 568thQuizShow Xmas Pack Last Year's Xmas Giftto766thAW I Packs 'Em Tight Even on Payday Officer Arrives By SGT. GEORGE A. WELLS By PVT. ROBERT F. PEYRAUD _Major Edwin Bartel, new commanding officer of the 568th SAW Bn., was a guest at Tuesday night' s "GI Quiz" Show held in the organization' s day room. The major expressed himself as highly pleased at the enthusiasm the men for the contest which last week -was quite Lieutenant Waller, of the 766th SAW, just received a Christmas present ... a fine box of candy. The catch is that this present should have come to our good lieutenant a year ago. It seems his brother out in Seattle mailed this package to him way, way back a year ago this November while Lieutenant Waller was in England. heated. mmay have been the fact tha t Drew Patlents pany Commander Lt. Sand-"" M. Ullman was present the Quiz Show, but, whatever the rea-ANY OFFERS -------------How woulc.i you like to .have a nice, big bivouac? No! Just think of the clean, fresh air, the beautiful sunshine, the long hours of play in the great out-of-doors. Well, we boys of the 766th have been thinking of it because we are actually on a bivouac right now. Weatherford Soldiers -Worship In Rustic Chapel son, the boys of the Second ReEntertalned by porting Company walked. a way with all the honors. QUIZ AWARD T / 5 Alfred Buchholtz won the R d c Sh three-da y pass.. awarded for the e ross ow highest individual score regis-. No, we're.not veryfar from tered in the evening. Buchholtz had to fight it out with Sgt. Lyle Fonte who took second prize. Both Buchholtz and Foote are from 2d Reporting Company Iri the team contest, with three six-man teams representing e ach company in the Battalion, it was the Second Reporting Company's team that c opped the first prize' Headquarters and Plotting Company's team, captained by T / 5 Leslie Zeiger, last week's "Quiz Kid," c a m e in second with First Reporting coming in third. The "GI Quiz" show of the 56 8th whic h combines military questions with general information queries is now a regular Tuesday night feature in the Battalion and its popularity is attested to by the fact tha t even on pay day night, a full house was on -hand for the fun. Last weekl s show brought out two facts. First: That T / 5 Sey mour (Sore Toe) Holtzman i s quite a comedian. In fact, Quizmaster Sgt. George Wells says he is planning to book Holtzman on a three-day tour of the men's -powder r o oms on Drew Field with .a possible road tour to Braden. ton and other sites later on. Corporal Paul Haswell read the newspaper yarns about L a r aine Day complaining that officers monopolized her time during her tour of Army camps and said that wasn't the way he saw it. Paul -was the lucky_ lad who drew the assignment to represent t)1is B attalion at the dinner given Miss Day in our mess hall. I DOUBLE 'J'OO? Pfc. Bob McCall, commonly called "Smiley," says he received the following. post card 'from a California friend who is working .. in a shipyard: "Having a wonderful time-and-a-half. S /Sgt. "Buttercup" Wohler carefully studying results of those "Wife W anted" advertisements in the "ECHOES" with an eye to ward trying one of them. T/5 Stinson heading homeward on furlough; mumbling a bit because his new GI teeth weren't y. "Probably won't get much t among those civilians, any he finally philosophied. T/5 Packenham, mail clerk at Reporting Company, says Bedy Lamarr is too gorgeous to any time talking on the screen. "Packy" wishes she' d just sit there and let him feast up9n her loveliness Corporal Brandt, who invented that collapsible eating-inbed device with the attached reading and wxiting table, is plotting a gimmick for "jam. ming" Pvt. Drumheller's radio. All that the radio gives out with is hillbilly jive. Pfc. Rennhack has now joine d the Chairborne unit of the 568th with his appointment as Battalio n switchboard operator. Staff Sergeant Dick (Bostonian) Soule out of the hospital at long last and bound for the Bay State on a furlough: "Can hardly wait to get some real Boston baked beans!" said Soule as he rushed Dagwood-style toward a bus. T / 4 "Chuck" Wallin also furlough bound and his yen is to see s9me of the snow for which his native Mil :mesota is famous. CHRISTMAS PRESENT! Drew Field .. we can still Two Drew Field's of A WUTC favorite Cpls. Joe Kenealy and "Rajah" Bergman, headed an all-star entertainment last Saturday afternoon at the station hospital Red Cross Auditorium. Pdvate H. F. Patterson, hear the synthetic bugle on Third FC, Signal Company; foggy mornings but we do have a fine ex-pasture to live By S/SGT. FRANCIS NOWICKI. has a swell Christmas pack-in and some of the boys are These two versatile young men had the boys in the aisles with their skit of "Goodbye S am." Incidentally, they were the only GI's in the troupe. Heading the ci vilian entertainers was Benny Rae, of Hellzapoppin fame; Harry Green, ventriloquist who w a l k s away from his dummy while the dummy keeps "talking back" to him; the Phillips twins, lovely gir] dancers and singers, and Abbadabba, b oogie woogie and classical piano player Cpl. Bergman a gain appeared a t the officers' club Sunday night with a civilian cast, the only GI exception being Pvt. Vince Man.:. ning, one of A WUTC's finest singers. They were aided and abetted by Betty Ann Tillis, beau tiful singer; Jean Duket; tap dancer,and Jack Sardi and his orchestra-. Cpls. Kenealy and Bergman are f ast building a reputation at Drew Field as the funnies t comedians ever to hit the fiel d Both were stars in vaudeville and the legitimate theater in civilian life. Phila. Joe Runs Amok on Train age coming to Tampa for growing very {ond of it. Of the holidays. Mrs. Patterson course, some will never learn to enjoy the finer, more subtle is pictured on the left with things of life, but we aren' t go-. a frienel, Miss Frances ing to talk about them. Schultz Pat wrote a letter It was a lovely day when we to Santa w ith, you guessed arrived (except fo r a little Florit, swell results! Mrs. Patterida "dew" ) and we got our shelter halve s up in a hurry. Lunchson will be leaving Queens eon was just like a family picnic Vi II age, N. Y They celeand life in general w a s so genial brated their 12th wedding that expansive Jack Hassett made anniversary November 3 the 'following remark: "This is where I belong, this is the life, for me, this is. where I could spend the rest of m y day s 11 Weatherford Men (j)ualify As Swimming Profs As a result of swimming leadership course conducted by Robert Stanton o f the American Red Cross at the Lido SwimJning Pool, Sarasota, 11 enlisted men from Camp Weatherford have qualified as wate r safety instructors. SAD SACK You h elp laughing when old Jack crawled out of his pup tent the following morn. It was just like some guy pulling up flom a bloody night in a fox hole. Well, we lived like Daniel Boones for the first three nights, then pyramidal tents arrived and we all went back to the coddled, luxurious, norma l Army life. And with a sigh or two of relief. Pvt. Ernia Socha is our No. 1 sentry. Nothing he likes better The following men will receive than .night duty out in the bog the. Red Cross certificates, which where the palmettos grow knee will qualify them to conduct high and the rattlesnakes grind swimming, life-saving, and water their teeth at you. safety courses to the enlisted per-Sergeant Richardson out-sonnel at Camp Weatherford: sprinted everyone else back to Sergeant Raymond M Jylanki; his gas mask when an unexCpls. Rudolph Eberstadt Jr., Dan-pected shower of tea. r gas deiel D. Jennings, Edmund C Mro-scended upon us. zek, Donald E. Reichert, Edward T/5 Donald Wicklund just came J.. Robinson; Pvts. Albert P. back from a furlough in Duluth, Handfield, Ralph Loughbo:rough, Minn., where he had been bur Robert P. Miele, Robert N. W'ick rowing like a mole in the snow FT. WAYNE, Ind.-(CNS)-aild John C. Schumacher. drifts. Just imagine that. P.vt William Emig of PhiladelSoldiers who failed to meet the Among the boys coming in from phia made his way into the en-requirements of the instructors' furlough we s e e Billy DeVoss, gine cab on a speeding Pennsyltraining course will be qualified Verle Later, Pfc. Feld, Pfc. Krebs, vania railroad train, knocked the as senior life-savers, and certifi-T / 5 Leonard Pratt, Sgt. Joe Silenginee r cold and grabbed the c.ates will be issued accordingly. vestri and the "Bride Groom" T / 4 controls. Fireman Arnold W.aiVern Davis who went home and bel then kayoed the soldier, halt-.More than 2,800 men are need"dood" it ed the train and turned him over ed for. administrative, medical -------to the cops. Emig could give no and .communicatio.ns duty in a explanation for his action. division of 15,000 men WAR TOPICS SCHOOL PLA NNED BY AWUTC Officers Invited To Dance At St. Petersburg St. Petersburg's Avi-Aidesfamed throughout Florida for Do you know why 'you're fighting? Are you "uph on their beauty, _well -: th d l ? Th clothes and dancmg agtllty, have e a.1 y news. e War Onentahon sechon of AWUTC invited 60 officers to attend a is planning a program to help you answer these questions dance to be held in a downtown Soldiers at Camp Weather ford believe strongly in Sunday as a day of worship and they observe it with services in a large, rustic-design chapel constructed by the men themselves under the supervision of Chaplain R. C. Johnson prior to his recent transfer to Will Rogers Field, Okla. The Camp Weatherford chapel has two able leaders in Chaplains Norman B. Gibbs and John U. Garner. The non-commissioned officer in charge of the Chaplain' s office is Sgt. Morris E. Klein, who hails from Philadelphia. Services for members of the Jewish faith are held at the Sara sota. Jewish Community Center, 12th St. and Washington Blvd., each Friday at 7:30 p m Special communion services for Protestant men will be held the fir:;;t Sunday of each month at the Weatherford Chapel. Mass for the Catholic faithful is held each Sun day at. 10 : 30 a .m. Confessions may be made 'by appointment with the rector of St. Joseph's Parish Church, and communion received at Camp Weatherford Chapel service. In a recent story which Chaplain Gibbs prepared, he stated, "The soldier needs his Chaplain. He often does not ana1yze the ex act nature of his needs. If he is in trouble, he comes to the Chaplain. Most' frequently with a purely practical problem-a furlough, transfer,. or agricultural, depen dency or disability discharge. In most cases of the collapse of a soldier' s morale it is due to a collapse of the morale at home. Nothing shatters the morale of a man in the service like the unfaithfulness (real or imaginary) of a wife. "There are all too many of these "American tragedies" on record already in any Chaplain' s files, and the end is not yet". 'Victory Vespers' Welcomes Men through discussions held right withi 't St. Petersburg h ?tel next week. n your Ulll s. Interested offtcers (and there "Victory Vespers," one of the _The new plan will decentralize orientation work on should be plenty_ because we've many important weekly features Drew Field and allow more complete participation by each seen the Avi-Aides-Ed. ) are of the Christian Service Center, ld' d' t Lt F d B bb' f' h urged to contact the ECHOES by so 1er, _accor 1ng o re a 1n, of 1cer 1n c arge of telephone before 5 p.m. Saturday. Tampa and Tyler Streets, Tampa, the sectiOn The number is 2287 has become a popular Sunday A post school in orientation to perience. These men will be ---------------evening date for many Drew Field train enlisted men will open in trained, then assigned to units to Answers 'to soldiers. the near future. Privates and carry on this work. They will noncoms will be chosen from conduct discussions of the news, BOB HAWK'S The program, which begins at units on the field to attend the town hall meetings, quizzes and 6 p m each Sunday is broadcast tw -week course, administered by other special events, and will be Y A N K WI Z over station WTSP. Soldiers who the War Orientation staff and by responsible for getting the n ews come to the Christian Service o fficers who have attended the to their units while it' s "hot." 1. The best p aper i s made from Center to hear it are urged to school at Lexington, Va. Three The two-week course will con-linen rags. sta y f o r a tasty snack consisting Drew Field officers have returned sist of four hours a d ay, with the 2. All are true. of coffee, sandwic h e s and cake from the Lexington school and remainder o f the day devote d to 3 Eas t co.ast. a f t e r the broadcas t three are attending the current assigned reading. Gradua t e s will 4. Hudson. The Center, which has recently sessions. be sent to units, and it i s hoped 5 Six. enlarged its f acilitie s for service Applications for the post school that a place in the T 1 0 will be 6. First Familie s o f Virginia. men, welcomes newcomers to its are now being taken at the War made for them. Orientation non-7 Yes; a cygnet is a young many activities. The "Victory Orientation section office, 4th St. corns and privates will have the swan. Vespers" program 'will provide and Ave. L. The section is look-job of turninb out unit newsp.a-8. Faster. a restful paus e in your week' s ing for men with teaching or pers, serving as unit reporters and 9 Harness or harnesses. round' of work and pleasure, and newspaper background, political keeping their-outfit "up" on the 10. Viola is lar g e r than violin will s erve as an introduction to science students, or lecturing exnews at all times. and tuned one-fifth lower. the Christian Service Center.


PAGE TWELVE DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSJlAY DECEMBER 16, 1943 Sex Leers Its H ,ead lst/Sgt. Miller Pfc Friedman .,. Pvt. Jasielonis T/5 Forgrave Pvt. Maico Wives, Sweeties, Keep Us Shining, States Coy WAC habit-I might get so used to forgetting that I'd slip up when she saw me. And she likes her men smooth." Third FC Rumors Maico hails from L awrence, Mass., has spent 14 months of his 19 years, in the Army. Still looking for the lady of his life is Pvt. John J. Jasielonis of the 57 6th SAW Battalion. He considers this a first class reason for his first-rate appearance. Point to Party By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER "Any wolf on the prowl knows he has to look good to impress the girls,'' said Pvt. Jasielonis. Rumor hath it that a Squadron party is in the offing. "But then, my good grooming A wife or girl friend is usually the reason for a sol-habits started even before I became girl-conscious. I learned to dier's interest in his appearance, the Mystery WAC anpress PlY own clothes when I was Is that right, Sgt. Gosselin? Don't forget that Walter Dorwart played Santa Claus at three parties last year. nounced at the end of this week' s search for "soldiery." a young boy, -back in Bucking-Yow, these ODs are puhlenty H 0 T Sure would be swell if we could have our choice of wearing either khakis or ODs the Base, and for daytime wear. If SHE is a wife, it is often her ham, N. Y My mother is the patient care which keeps a man.'s Friedman, 3l4th Hqs. and Air 'best girl' to whom I owe my in-But with Lt. Brice _joining uniform pressed and his shirt col-terest in neatness. Jar starched. If the dream girl Base Sq., agreed with Miller's How about it? Have you kept isn' t doing his cooking yet, the judgment in the effect of one' s yourself looking good for that GI knows that his looks may make looks on a courtship. Said girl who' s waiting for you? Even or break his chances. Friedman: if there isn' t a lady in your life, First Sergeant Harold D Mil"I've always tried to look my there's somebody who' s watching ler, Company D, 1st SAW Train-very best at all times; guess I the M ystery WAC, an? ing Battalion, gives Mrs. Miller was just brought up to watch out shed like to plug YOUR credit for his "on the ball" ap-for every little detail. In my .next week. .What are you gomg pearance. family, we've always liked things t, do about } t? "Yup,'' he exclaimed, "My lit-to be perfect. That' s why, when --=-------tie woman really keeps me in I found a perfect 'swE-etheart, I s f t c trim. She started looking after decided I'd dress even more care-a e y ampa1gn my tweeds, back in Glen Falls, fi.lJly, so she'd be sure to say N : Y and she's carrying through yes!" Friedman is from the with m ; khakis. Of course, I Bronx. watched my shaves, shines and "My wife has a lot to do with G t M d I f haircuts even before I was mar-my neatness," says T / 5 Robert F e s e a s or ried. How else do you tb,ihk Forgrave, Hqs. and Hqs. Co. 2d could have won her as my wife?' Training Bn. "Even back in Gilmore in the Weather Section, we should be due for better OD weather soon. Inseparables ... Sluka and the pine ... Betts and Hatzfeld. Glamor Boy Sam Palmer, our traveling good-will ambassador, is sporting a new fancy bracelet fr01 .. that certain WAC officer. Must be the real thing. Headquarters extends its sympathies to Lt. Col. Wax whose father passed away last week. Ken Albright and "Charlie" Taylor still t aking it easy goldbricking at the ,hospital. DOGGY STUFF Bob Oehme' s extr a job seems to be walking and watering little "Tucky." St. Pete' s dog races getting good play from the gang using Navarro's newly painted buggy (blue In a campaign for better and ... q arke, '.'Moon" driving Lieutenant Bryan 0. Antonucci, Espos1to and OLD TIMER Neward, 0., I wore my zoot suits s th SAW M with a sharp look. Looking good IX en Miller has the Silver Star, the becomes intuitive, after you've Purple Heart, and the World War kept at it long enough. Glad you Victory .medal with three stars, think I'm 'on the ball'-my wife as well as the Good Conduct does my press jobs." award. He also possesses stripes ff Washington State is about the of ODs during this so-called "winter" SeqSOn. It may be win ter to the Floridians, but to most of us Northerners it bears a ,close resemblance to the good old summer trme. Seriously though, I think l!,ost of us newcomers to Florida are pretty well satisfied with the change. The rules are more stringent, but that is to be expected. And now for the furlough de partmen. That's always an interesting item. We hear that T/Sgt. John W. Nichols got his Christmas furlpugh to visit his parents in Oklahoma, and Cpl. s:.erman Robinson is furloughing at West Branch, Mich., where he went to visit his wife. We all know "Robby" as the genial gent behind the .supply counter. BIG SHIP Rumor has it that S /Sgt. Austin, instructor gunner, has been getting his flying time in lately on a ton and a half truck on the line. Got your parachute with you, Austin? Speaking of driving, S/Sgt. "Snuffy" Stowell, called "Sparks" for short, has been the Jeep Jockey around 59 5th Operations lately. One ofour own boys, bet you can'.t guess who, was seen purchasing a bottle of Tabu per fume the other day. There is nothing strange about that this time of year, except that he was repo.rted as saying to the sales girl, "Nothin' s too good for my dog, Laddie." He was also overheard naively remarking, "Do girls use that stuff too?" Was he kidding? Well, he may have been, but he certainly left that sales girl flabbergasted. Robert w. Mares, Floyd K. MilS1gnal an

DREW FIELD ECHOES, Ti1URSDAY DECEMBER 16, 1943 PAGE THIRTEEN -----------------------------------DREW FIELD ECHOES CLASSIFIED ADS GET RESULTS LOST AND FOUND LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE BARRACKS BAGS belonging to IS your t ent .bare without a piano? l FOUND a bee-ootiful wedding rmg WEEKS, 3034: ANTHONY sMITH; You may have a good Milton upright, on a North Gate bus gotng South, Dec. JOSEPH cAs A R E Z; HAROLD in pe1fect tune, complete with piano 10. Can be secured by description at BRUNO; OTTO ERHARDT; and bench, for just $100 Call on Pfc. ECHOES office. Found by Lt. Occh1 -LESLIE ANDERSON may be claimed Byron Tilbury Signal Hqs. Co .. Third pinti, 591st SAW Bn. !rom S /Sgt. Hurdle, S-4 Section, 5th Fighter, .or 5302 Florida Ave .. Tampa. PFC. CECIL SASSER, ASN 3840 1 92, SAW Tng. Bn .. 1St St. & Ave N. 1941 DESOTO Coupe, perfect condition. lost his suitcase at Tampa train staGEORGE SULLIVAN, your nandsome Five pre-war tires, all good. It's the tion. Thinks it was placed on truck brown billfold is at the Service smoothest dark green deal I've seen. heading for Drew. Name and serial Office. Pfc. R. A Brondage, 588th SAW numbe r is in plain sight. Call 603, En., Co. B. if found. school building by member a! recent -==c.._::=-=.:_ ___________ FOUND-A lovely rosary, which must First. Aid class. Owner may secure SUPER SPrt Dolly camera. !2.8 Gerbe precious to its loser, by the bus them at the Red Cross office. stop opposite 1;rheater Nf' f 2 LOST-Small colrr purse. containing range finder, direct-view subject findffwl secure 1 rom e sixt,;en very important dollars, and e r. sun-shade with attachable portrait H E 0 Ice. some change. Had a very, very special lens. Takes 16 pictures on standard GOLD link bracelet with yellow reason for needing that money. If you roll 120 film. Small, compact, strong stones in interspaced blossoms, lost find it. please return to Private Covey, build. Will sell for $60. Need cash at Ave. J when getting off Air Base WAC Detachment Orderly Room. Ph. b adly. Cpl. Kimble Ext. 520. bus. Finder contact Mrs. Simcic, Ph. 231. M-50-233. REWARD. L.::O;;;:s'=T""---,A--re-d7-""b_r_o_w_n_""M""'"o_r_r-oc_o_'le.,..a"'t"'h:-:e"'r 17-JEWEL B enn1s watch, yellow gold LT. CHARLES C. ROBINSON, your wallet, somewhere between rifle range case and band. Very good condition. jacket' has been at the 2d Tng. Bn. and E 1st and M All papers in it Will sell for $27.50. Pfc. Robert T. Radio School for over two months. made out to Walter Rodak, Hqs. and Jones, Hqs. Co. Plotting Bn., 503d Bring your dog tags to Lt. Adams, at Plotting Co.. 571st SAW Battalion. SAW Regt. the school. 5th & M, if you want it. If you find it, you'll get a REWARD. 1937 BUICK sedan, complete with WILLIAM F. PEACE, your gas LOST-Top of lifetime Schaeffer ladies heater. In perfect condition. and I'll k is at the Radio School, 5th & 111:. pen. Black and gold. Please return part with it for $395 cash. Lt. Yates, ter get it from Lt. Adams before same to Pfc. Betty Turney, WAC DePh.' 4til. t gas mask day. GOOD engagem ent nng, brand new. CAPTAIN EDWARD J. CHUDOBA. GREEN and black Parker fountain (Boohoo!) 5. Will sell for $25 if the billfold which your wife mis-pen, lost by Cpl. Ronald Luth, S-4 you want it tor a pretty enough gal. placed while looking for living quarSection. AWUTC. Ph. 659. Can't even Pvt. David Dickson, Co D, 1st SAW ters may be located by calling Mrs. spell without it. Training Battalion. A. R. Valabri.. Ph. S-4712. .:::..:.:.;::.:::._::..:.:==..,.:..::.:._,...-,----:---:-:-:,--:::-: THE soldier who left an extra pair of TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: If MODEL '39 Harley Davidson motor OD trousers in Capt. Roseman's car you should find the wall-et belonging cycle. Peppiest thing on wheels. Call may have same by calling for them to Pfc. George Hand. the owner may on Bill Caddick, 2d Reporting Co .. at Dispatch No. 7 and establishing be reached at ext. 800. 591st SAW Bn. identity. LOST-One buff-colored suitcase, conSEWING machine; electric, portable, LOST-Near Floridi Ave. & U : S taining most of one poor GI's ward-plus all accessories. It' s in excellent Highway 41, a "Ready" w_rist watch robe. Lost the very day .. he departed condition, though an old modeL $110 with leather band and lummous d1al. for Aviation Cadet. Clothing is marked will make it yours. Call 619. Capt. REWARD. Cpl. Robert H. Mason, with T/5 chevrons and serial num-Holden. Co. B. 553d SAW Bn. ber S-6842. Contact Sgt. Holliday, AMERICAN Kennel Club registered FOUND-Man's wrist watch in North Ph. 603, or come to 314th Orderly Cocker Spaniel pupp1es. Sweetest Area. Description to Lt. Sims. Ph. Room, 6th and A. eyiltle sa;ife GOLD identification bracelet, brand home waiting for you. Call Warrant HAVE misplaced my wallet in the Air new. No name on it as yet. Must Officer J. W. Lien, 1219 South How-Base Station restaurant. Papers m-have it, because it means a very great d T Ph H 3668 side are VERY. important to me. Pfc. deal to me. Finder please contact ar ampa, Harold Showalter, Ph. 603. __ Sgt. Jeanne Cottrell, Base Photo 1936 BUICK coupe, excellent condition, 1 t t h L b Ph 539 five excellent tires -with sa!ety tubes, LOST Good Bu ova wns wa c ::::,:.a:.:,:-==:..:::._=.:..--------,.,..,----34,000 original mileage. Price $800. (man's) in vicinity of BOQ No.. 2 FOUND-Good fountain pen with name Can be seen at 5704 Miami Ave. Ph. Yellow gold with gold .expanswn-engraved. Loser may have same by 5-2747. Pvt. Donald Craver, 5th Tnvb, type band and Hexagonal case. REWARD. Lt. w. Triest, 746th SAW Co. presenting his dog tags and telling Co D LOST-Brown stippled Parker fauntain pen. Name-R. S.' Godlove on porting ca .. 576th SAW. fm a big operator, only Call Sgt. broad gold band on cap. Cpl. Ray' mond Godlove, Hq. Co., Rept. Bn.. LOST -Service gas mask plainly Meekins, Ext. 336 or see after 1700 at 503rd SA WR. marked "Alverson, 34339458." If found 5210'h Suwannee Ave. IF you've lost vour civilian award '!lin. please phone Sgt. Alverson, Ext. 337. MOTOROLA car radio, practically new. h ECHOES ff ce Custom built for CHRYSLER product. you'll find it at t e o 1 LOST Gruen watch with initials Call Lt. Henderson, 840 ext. 53. David 8th and B. engraved on back. I! you D Henderson, 1st Lt. C. E.. 1873rd LOST-A Gerard Perraugaux watch. find my wonderful little gold job, Eng. Avn. Battalion. Lost in the vicinity of the. Hq. Co. you'll get a pretty penny by way of 2nd Training Bn. Contact Pvt .Tohn reward. William H Zimmer. 714th R. Nelson, 756th SAW Co. Reward ==;--.---.--....,--.....,..--,.....-==personal reason for parting with the offered: BARRACKS bag lost. Serial No. ring, but I ain't a-gonna tell you THE GUY who lost his glasses at 32886147, name Benjamin Negrin. If what it is. Call or write me at Hotel Theater No. 6, or thereabouts, may found, please contact Base Dental Calhoun, '1:7-372. Bradenton, Florida. have same by calling at the theater, Clinic. Thanks! after 5:30. Pfc. Martin A Smith. 571st or calling Pvt. Moscowitz, Ph. 258. SAW Bn .. company B. WILL the sergeant over at Warehouse canteen cover with name starting with 1937 DODGE coupe. New paint job and F who put .my pen in bis pocket by M --, lost on bus stop at 1st and tires O.K. Super-special running conmistake please return same to Charles N, please see T/5 Friedman. 766tb dition. See Lt. Richardson, Building Courtney, 1st SAW Trai_ning Bn, SAW Co. Ph. 596. 5 A 24, at East 1st and NAve .. or call Drew Field. He can take 1t back to Tampa H-24144.. Warehouse F. or give me an address Air Corps Officers' Club. Not conFOR RE .. 'T where I can pick it up. PLEASE. cerned with money contained. but I'll 1/SGT. EARL K. .JONEf? .. 564th SAW fwPJft Lt. Frank DESIRABLE master bedroom with Bn your billfold 1s for you 1 ews 1 1 completely private modern bath, in at .'the operating room. Station Ho::;-LOST-A brown envelope containing attractive residence, an Clearwater pitaJ. Captain Fitch. kodak snapshots taken fn St. Pete Beach. Residence faces beach. Officer LOST about two weeks ago, a water preferred. Call Capt. Fellhauer. H-8711, and shock-proof watch. REWARD. WARll. Pfc. Orland She!veland. 737th Ext. 232, m evenings, Clearwater Call WAC detachment Ext. SAW Co. 29-254. WANT to share a house in St. Petersin front of the laundry. Stop m at the laundry, identify 'em properly, tains money and papers of great value. Call Pvt. Dave -Brubach. Ph. 632. and they're yours. Name engraved inside. Pvt. Lester W OFFICER WANTED to share room in ATTENTION. 396th Bomb Squadron! Fix, Company B. 1st SAW Tng, Bn. desirable neighborhood. Separate en Oxygen face piece found. Apply at FOUND A silver cigarette lighter, trance. private bath. steam heat. re ECHOES office. bearing an engraved name. (But we frigerator, twin beds, inner-spring LOST-One Air Corps ring, iii latrine ain't .a-gonna tell what name it Is!) mattress. MacDill bus. Phone H3015. 7A-0 5. If found, return to William If you've lost it, and can't go on Captain Braqford. D. Mull, Barracks 7A-06.. 576th SAW without it, tell your troubles to ChapLARGE master bedroom complete with Bn., who will give you a REWARD lain Trenery, Chapel No. 8. and he'll private bath, porch, and entrance. 161 for your Christmas fund. produce the lighter. Bosporus St.. Davis Island. Call Lt. PARKER -fountain pen bearing signaLOST in Theater No. 8: Wallet con-Tedford,. Ph. 202, or stop in to see it. ture of :Melvin Stern. REWARD OFtaining money and valuable papers .A,TTENTION. Bachelor officer with FERED to finder. Write Mel'vin Stern. Finder please return to Pfc. Frank car: If you'd like a single room with 730th SAW Co., Drew Field ; Tampa, Ortiz, Company D. 563d Sig, AW showers, -next to Tampa Yacht Club. Fla. Battalion. REWARD. Ideal surroundings, call Lt. Dunsmore, PFC ALFRED LEWIS, Asn. 32544483, LOST-One silver identification brace-Ext. 275. Car is essential; opportunity 760th SAW Co., your pass is at 312 let inscribed John Hadley Shelton. If for joining motor nool exists. how Madison St. Don't you need it? Call found please return to Pfc. Shelton, ever. or write Mrs. Willski, who is hold-Headquarters & Headquarters Sqdn. WILL share house or room in nicely ing it for you. III FTR Command. furnished house. off Columbus Drive. LOST-Red calfskin coin purse. Was Close to Drew Field, transportation misplaced at the cadet party last Sat. -A.,...,..l""M=-a-r"'ti,.-n-o"'fc-:=R"'h-o-d"'e-=I,.-s"'la-n-:-d inexpensive. Call Cpl. L Malz. Ph. urday eve. Change in the purse doesn't 495 matter. but the sorority pin and the or Bill Tierney of Philadelphia look purse itself mean a great deal to me. me up if they are still at Drew. Cpl. WON'T some kind soul come to my Could also use the aspirin which was 569th Stf 0Bnh Hqy. in the purse. Finder please call Buna rna a pa and a kitchenette. and you're a friend nie, at Ph. 2287. ---=c--.:-;::--:-;: PVT. PETE PETERSON, meet me at I'll ne,;er forget. Sgt .John D. Natale. Jewells Jergess watch, black Silly Solly's and bring MY fee. 592d Bomb Sq; 396th Bomb Group. th area. FIVE DOLLAR REWARD Christmas is coming! Pfc. John WANTED TO RENT WANTED TO BUY WILL pay $350 to $500 for car in good running condition: good tires, etc. Contact P v t Siegel, Base Signal Of fice. TRANSPORTATION MY Mercury sedan and I would like to join a St. Pete to Drew car pool. Leave Pete at 6:30 a.m., return at about 5:45 p.m. See Sgt. Randal. 820 5th Ave. No., Apt. 6, St. Pete. NEED a good fountain pen very badly. wANT A CAR DRIVEN BACK FROM My girl friends are waiting for letVICINITY OF PHILADELPHIA? Am t e r s fi'Om me. Call Mr. Moran, Ext. 8, coming back with my wife on J a n : Plant P ark: 2. 1943 and will drive any late model '36 OR '37 Ford, Plymouth or Chevu (I'm fussy) ?ack to the field. Phone sedan. Will pay CASH Sgt. Bragg, Ext. 627 Xmas, yet!) If you call on me before ARE you leaving Tampa Dec. 30 or 31, 3 p.m. any day at Route 5. Box 37, for Richmond, Virginia, or points off Hillsboroug h Ave. and Armenia. North? Lady would like to share ex S/Sgt. R. P Fox, 595th Bomb Sq. p ens.e s, can drive, and know'? route INTERESTED in buying car. Quick cash sale where value shown. Call Sgt. Goldfarb. Ph. 648. MIDGET or portable radio, n e w or used. Have bee n missing those daily serials. Lt. S. R. Chaykin, Ph. 455, 718th SAW Co perfectly. Phone Drew 717 or 703, L:::Y:....:.:n.:::ch::.:.. -----------LIEUTENANT and wife will share expenses and driving in exchange for ride to Lake Charles, La. or San Antonio, Texas, or vicinity. Leaving Dec. 18th to 20th. Call H-42111, Lt. or Mrs. Dees, or stop m at the 501st SAW Bn. SUNBEAM electric razor. Late model FUNCTIONING car pool, St. Pete to preferr e d by my whiskers. Will pay Drew, has room for one more driver. cash, even though it's almost ChristHours: 7:50 a .m. and 5 p m : daily. mas. Sgt. Bruce W Smith, 594th See Lt. L. L Johnson, Ph. 493. Bomb Sq., 396th Group. (Officers' ARE YOU leaving on or about the Section.) 19th of December for east Tennessee? LATE model convertible. (Don't Will share wheel and expenses, if d 1 ) T CASH c 11 you have room for my wife and my-crow glr s erms a self. Call 258. and talk it over with Cpl. Blakmore, Ph. 454. Sgt. Carpenter. TYPEWRITER of any breed, prefer-ARE YOU driving to North Caro.lina ably portable. Will pay anything a on or about Dec. 21? Am much in before-Christmas billfold can indulge need of a round-trip ride. Will share in. Cpl. Canning, Ph. 2287. expenses. Contact S/Sgt. Vernon SUNBEAM electric razor. My beard and _________ I will be waiting for you to Ph. 575, WOULD like a ride for my beautiful 'Lt. Rusting. 553d SAW Regt, Com-wife and myself, with someone driv munications Co. ing to New' York on or about DecemGOOD second-hand 16mm sound pro-ber 20th. Will help with the driving jector, if priced righf Will pay while my wife helps with morale. Pvt. CASH. Machine must be in good Kathrane, Ph. 2219 .,Area Administrashape. Write or call Sgt. McCown, tive. Inspector's Office. Ph. H-32074, Tampa. 569th Hqs &:: FOR SALE-Return haft a! roundPlotting Co. trip ticket, Newark to Tampa on the COMMUNICATIONS receiver; EchoSilver Meteor Good until February phone, Skybuddy, National or Ham-17, 1944. Lt. E. G. Stone, Co B. 553d marlund. In fact, any model, so DESIRE ride from St. Pete to Drew as it does the trick. Lt. Rusting, daily. Must be at Drew Field by 7 Ph. 575. a .m., and can leave after 5 p .. m Call MORE, coat hangers. Have had several Cpl. Badin, Ext. 318 answers to my ad, but need still WILL share expenses and relieve more. Jealous bunk mates are bor-driver on any car going within the rowing them from me. Pfc. Zika, WAC vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska, on or detachment. about Jan. Please contact me right DO you want to sell your radio? We away, as I must make arrangements haven't any in our ward at the has-to leave when you do. Have driven pita!, but one of the patients can across country many times, and my afford a small set. Call Pfc. Polly, friends say my driving is terrific, Ward B-14, Base Hospital. Thanks. Richard J curray, Message & Records Section, Hqs & Hqs Sq, _P=-=la=n:.:t:_:P:::..:::a.:.rk:.:.,_ __________ cat special, late edition, call Sgt. DO YOU go to Bradenton every day? William Gold, Ext. 294. Would like a two-way ride. Leave camp at 5 p.m. and return at 7 or PORTABLE typewriter in good con7:30 a.m. in the morning. Will. pay .dition. Will scribble out a check with gladly for transportation. Sgt. Yaupleasure if you'll sell me a model to man, Det. 5, 501st SAW Regt. out my letters. Lt. Royse, ext. WANTED-Riders from St. Pete to Drew. Leave St. Pete at 6 :15 a m. and SOLDIER and wife would like fur-leave Drew at 6 P m : Also would like nished .house or apartment, three to pool my car, perhaps. Call Pfc. C .J Passapa, Ext. 807. H-22383. S/Sgt. Frank. Tribuzio ... 595th INTERESTED in a car pool or a ride Sq., 396th B Gp. fmm Oldsmar every day? Arrive at Drew at 8 a.m. and leave at 5 p .m. WILL pay reasonable price for radio Contact Pfc. Edward L. Aman, % Per power transformer with 5-volt and sonnel section. 1st SAW Bn. 6.3-volt windings and center-tapped h.v. winding about 350 volts each side RAILROAD ticket for sale. Tampa to of center tap. T / 5 B. Wolff, 748th Albuquerque via Memphis and Ama SA W Co .. or call 372. rillo. Reasonable rate offered by Lt. IF you have membership card for .the M. T George, Base Weather Station. at. Petersburg Civic Music Association WANTED-Officer to drive 1941 M er which you would be wanting to sell, cury sedan from Tampa to San Ancontact Vita G. S eres Hospital Dental tonio, Texas or vicinity, For. details, Clinic. contact Lt Alexander at H-47452 ill CAR WANTED-Will pay CASH for a Tampa, or H-4871, extension 22 good used model. Call Lt. Linder, WOULD you like to drive car back to Ph. 530. Base Ordnance Office. Tampa from Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas? Will leave Texas January 1st. WANTED-Washing machine. Would If you need a ride, call Pvt. H. M. like to. swish through these WAC Slaughter, Special Service section. washings of ours. Am prepared to pay Hqs & Hqs Sq, Third Air Force, whatever you ask, for a washing Tampa. machine in good order. Cpl. Molly RA....::.:::I:::L::..R=O-A-D--t-ic_k_e_t_f-ro_m__;_T_a_m_p_a_t_o_S_aAda.ms, WAC, Ph. 218 vannah, Ga., for sale half price. Price WOULD like to chug a10ng the roads $4. Atlantic Coast Line. Pvt. I in my own little auto. Would you Sukoenig, Hqs & Hqs Sq, Third like to sell on

PAGE DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 1943 Kaabe of 50 3d 576th SAW Group 396th Warriors Awarded Fills Human Cup Rates High Marks W th X Ch rAt Rifle Range I .mas ee High scores were the rule B; CPL. wn..LIAM SWARTZ r at?er than the exception as officers and men of the 576th Every year a?out this time we filled with the Signal A W B attaliop who had m1lk of human kmdness and walk w1th the same ethereal not previously qualified fired. gait that Sergeant Kaabe of S-1, 503d SAW, has. (Sergeant Dec. B. Kaabe thinks beautiful thoughts all year rou_nd). GAS HOUSE' BLUES I is _in the Flight Section. The Viz: The other midnight we 05ers are also waiting .for Cpl; smelled orange blossoms in our Winnie Lindnet to get that box sleep. We somnambulated out-he's always talking about. side, took a deep breath in the Corporals Limbach, Feldman lung which is still operating,_ and and Herfwth a pretty then actually cried better than triumvirate with their marks-Led by Lt. Col. Tasso W. Swartz, commanding o f f icer of the Battalion, all o f the heretofore unqualified officers, except one, hit the r equired 134 or b etter, while only six of the 24 enlisted men and non-coms failed to qual. Frank Sinatra singing "I'll.Never manship medals as del)H :gh scor.e fo r the record was Smile Again." It turned outto orations. registered by 2nd Lt. R. M. RECEIVING DECORATIONS for outstanding services in the be .a gas attack, but to prove our Last week we mentioned that Auslander, with 181, while Lt. variousfheaters of war are Flight Officer Francis A Halloran; didn' t even the Master Sgt. Ignatius E. Berran; and Tech. Sgt. Charles R would be twins for them in the In the. sharpshooter group were McBride. The awards were presented by Brig. Gen. James E. spring. The. bashful corporal Lts. H. T. Woodyard, 177; AI Parker, commanding general of the Third Bomber CoJTlmand, has talten so much ribbing since Jones, 172; J J. Minton, 170; and and Capt. Warren B. M!Jrphy (back to camera) group adjuSpeakh}g of orange blossoms, Cpl. Jack Lowe (formerly of S-1) will wed on New Year's Eve at Chapel Number 5. Miss Madge Fennell (S-3 civilian employe) will hold the lJ,f)uquet; last edition that he paid a reA. H. Sprague, 169, with T /Sgt. h d h turn visit to the see. r to ask for H. F. King, 169 and T / 5 Don L _t_a_n_t.;_,_w __ o__r_e_a __ t_e_c_i_ta_ti_o_n_s_. ________________ a recount. Pope, 168, joining them. Speaking. oi tear gas, Cpl. Louis Pepe's ro-mantic life. :has taken some cruel vicissitudes of late. His astrological vibrations strictly SNAFV this month. Tampactivities: Pat Russo Enlisted men qualifying as AC HfNG BACKS BOTHER (Forms and P .ublications) dating marksmen were led by J. H. Ful-. a sweater girl outside the USO ton, 166, with other enlisted men's ... Sergeant Tobin (Adjutant's sc;ores: J Lifschul, 141; Fred V 396TH BOMB GROUP BUJ section) who insists he' s never at Collins, Meyer Schwartz, 149 ; Hardly anybody has noticed it, the USO dance ... Sgt. Dunno-W. V. Browning, 148 Chester but Pvt. Eugene Nieciecki (S-3) hisname (Mess Section, S-4) spa-Becker, 136; E. J. Martin, 159 ; has a mustache now. It looks like ghettickling with three ladies ... James Jefferson, 144; R. E. MeALCOHo L HAS cHA. RMS. a city slicker' s victory garden. Pfc. Charles Francis Gallagher Burney, 148; R. H Allen, 147 ; (InCidentally, Gene, our. birthday with his bosom buddies, Messrs. M /Sgt. Hubert J. Grabowski, 153; happen On the 25th L S M F T) Haig and Haig Sgt. Elmer C. F. Norment, 152; R. D. GoldWll..LIAM J NDREW s --Walter burdened with laundry man, 144 Arthur W. Wittman, By SGT. A Speaking of gifts, we're solving our Christmas problems at the PX -the long line of taxpayers 157 ; N T. Sawhill, 134, and M /Sgt. "Oh, my aching back." We have all heard thc>.t expres7 this year. We'd advise you to in-waiting to see "This Is the Army" Daywalt, 157 -sio n :l'n. the Army, but only' this week has its true meaning. spect their assortment of presents and hot a GI in the line Sgt. Officers hitting the marksh h and Christmas cards before purWilliam Lacey getting his fair manship score were Lt. Col. finally been solved. All t e boys in Headquarters, 396t elsev.:herfe. tThhety have a 1 germ Swartz, 156, and. Lts. J. W. Bomb Group, including yours. truly, have resorted to canes, prm mg service or a persona Sweeney, 154; P. Leasure, 137; crutches, and rubbing' alcohol. touch on your cards. Robert K. J.\llorrison, 135; S. S. M W lk 25 Rexford, 137; Roger J Grady, You guessed it,_ we are now in-. COMING SOON a10r a S 154; E. F Ryan, 136; .E. L. Rag-dulging in PT, commonly known swears venge.ance on lis all Santa Claus, will deliver' a bunM"les. In 6 Hours onese, 154; ,Emil Spanich, 149; as physical training, but to those who has a better chance for bitter dle from heaven to Lt. and Mrs. Robert F. Merritt, 140, and Les-of us on the weaker side, it means revenge. Everyday a kind soul -Willia!fl Sturgeon (S-1) before CAMP GORDON JOHNSON, lie E. Poe, 158. only physical torture.. sends him a box of delectables you can say "Merry Christmas. Fla.-(CNS)-Maj. Walter L Last week your correspondent and everyday the barracks vulE:!orporal Donald Blood .re-lt b t $5 h ld h k 25 The "Figurative Map of 1614'' said. we had no wolves, but after tures devour. it before he gets a turned f .rom a two-day pass WI.th wa e e cou I e -S I S t C 1 S 1 b ho rs hi' h t by the Dutch. navigator Adriaen se. eing g arme -, spar-crum circles under h _is circles. mi es In six u w c Is wo S AR t h T T hours faster than the time pre-Block was the firs' t detailed map rmg a .P a t e ampa Constantly day 'after day, Sgt.: The boys in Barracks scribed for infantrymen. The of New England to show Lorig race he IS forced to withdraw his Stiver, S-3, does not get a box, are agog over the portrait of major made good with 13 minutes Island and Manhattan as separate statem{;!nt. yet .everyday he eats hiS fill. Mrs. Robert Bush. Private Bf)b to spare. islands. Lieutenant V an d e r k o I k, Woe to Stiver when a: to.f)thache De Soto .Men Like Jivefest weather officer, swears that the comes. Speaking of food, here's Sgt. Major's Office is 'the best hoping Sgt. Collins, S-3, now place from which to study the furlough hunting at Clarion, cloud drifts, but it took us only Pa., brings back a bit of venione week to get the drift. His son. very charming wife is now a We wonder why the Mysterious CPL. A. A. KAALUND capable secretary there. WAC has not found. S /Sgt Cha-. G t' y k L t' t t ff b 'd' th C the question, give him your By the way, this week she has nen of the Inspection Department. ree Ings, an s: e s s ar o Y ral Ing e amp hand. Yea, give it up been adorned in an abundance of For' the past week he has been DeSoto ice-box-(frigidaire-modern term-get it?). There what can Y0lJ lose. silver jewelry. Reason: 2d Lt. dressed most immaculate in his. are a few left from last week we digest. The is a fine chap and well Vanderkolk's correspondence now fatil"ues. Of course everybody A D th t h ld 1 t k f 1 It recommended by us as the hep reads, "1st Lt." else is dressed in ODs but that rea. ance a was e wee or an examp e chick would say; in 'a manner so Now that we are in the promo-ruins the illusion doesn' t it. was. really a treat. The ladies were extremely charming gay: "He' s a Killer-Diller Miller, tion department, SPOTLIGHT: The beam high(sho-nuff hawnee), and th.eir "GI" hosts were happy indeed with a dash of Sweet. Vanilla." also %0 _to ,Lt. Wilcox, sta-lights our.i own Flight Officer' Halt t t th Pvt. Fred Cromartie, .who suhshcal. officei, :vho. has loran, who received the air O en er a1n em. pervises the maintenance and. ge-the on his shoulders With and an oak leaf cluster at the re-The refreshments wei:e tasty Mrs. an,d Mrs. Green of eral appearance of the Unit Pertwo. silver bars. view on Friday. Halloran says .and well served. Congratulations the Service Mens Center at Kay sonnel and Squadron HeadquarKirby, assistant giving me these medals is sure as usual are in ordel'. t<;>. S /Sgt. stceet. 'ters Offices is J ohniiie on the has consented to swell but I would appreciate get_ Abe Brown of the 59th' and S/Sgt. CHAPLAIN TO BE spot bright and early and does an give his bicycle to Gregory ting a little money. Harold Dyer of the 1964th En. excellent job. om; 1\;Iessage Center The It seems that' he and the A t D t C with the young ladies and GE OG exammers, not knowmg J.le was Finance Department can not get gmeer VIa wn epo ompany, groups who support them have 'T '! ETHER : used to scooters or kiddy cars together and as a result his diet who handle that department. Staff been constantly batting out home-He J_ust walked m and I. hac;I to failed to pass the embai:rll,ssed has been an occasional candy bar. Sergeant Dyer is also a very en-runs for dougl;lboy morale. Good slap_ h_Is John Henry on this piece Greg in his driver' s test. Another week, another column, tertaining Master of Ceremonies. luck. to Rev. Bennett in his new of fmished yvood pulp Uh Sergeant Lewandowski, who and as yet I am still walking. It He did the honors at the dance. job, Chaplain, United States Do mmd An Area NCO works with the Group Dentist, is sure a wonderful world. The short order orchestra im-meetmg .and a general area __ _:_ ___ .:...__.:._ __ ..::._ ___ _:_ ___ Army. ported from Tampa WlJ.S "groovie First Sgt. Cleveland Chandler gathering of all enlisted men were as a War Department to of the 1964th. 1st/Sgt. Jimmie held this week by our Area,ComAW LAFF use a expression. (James Clark) Gray of the 59th mander. W .. R .. Ewin Talks on Africa ROOM A PLENTY and T /Sgt. Caldwell Herron, top The meetmgs were held about .. kick of the 916th QM platoon two _days apart and w ere called PARA. DE A J_ltterbt,tg .contest was held were on hand to help their boys to discuss all ways m the of floqr. make merry and entertain. means of ImproVIf!g eve_rythmg Believe you me, they need all We d 'dn't see T 'S t Vinn abo1.1t us, so that we might be the floor. But, putting all jokes (V' t1 :r) T t 0 1 gt. k' k more efficient in accompllshing wows rM aside, the Kids were really solid. mcen u s n, op lc our mission. J; Cpl. Ashley Lewis of the 1964th, of the 1301st Guard Squadron, As Major Strickler put it, "Most who hails from Atlanta, "Goaga" around ; wOofnder wheTre /Sghte good soldiers will have their A WUTC officers stationed at Drew Field met in Theater No. 3 Monday afternoon to hear a talk by Major Walter R. Ewing, d h f t t k t h was anyway. course h th h t an IS air escor oo op on-D 'd F d d T / S t R b t gnpes, so ere s e c ance o with Pvt. Edward p:;;man to; get off the chest. 1\ very _of the 59th and his th 91lth' and 1018th QM Pl t Amencan thought don t you charmmg httle partner as runner-e t 1 t aotons, think? up. respec 1ve y, were no. presen as usual. Many h e I p f u I suggestions Prizes were awarded the win net's. Lieutenant and Mrs. Cunningham were on hand__ for the spree and their ballroom dancing was a pretty sight to see. Quite conservative, from the jittering point of view, but their quiet routine would make Toni and Rene -De Marco stand up and take notice. A couple standing close by whispered, "God Bless Them!" "Aren' t they a lovely couple?" We echo their sentiments, we certainly agree. We would like to' extend our gratitude to Mrs. Johm;lm of the USO at Harrison street, lind to the Rev. Bennett, They usually sit at home by the were set forth. The meetings fireplace (use your imagination, were so impressive that arif ya got any) and send rangements are being made to charges off with best wishes for hold them more often. The ena pleasant evenii1g. They didn't listed men of this area believe have to caution the kids about these to be definite haits of late hours because dese here ting s able leadership. break oily anyway. Ya git me? Well, we are safe in saying I'm sure that a good time was had by all. Cpl. Albert. Bowers of the 59th 'is leaving on a long awaited Christmas Furlough. l{e is .. .trning to the borne town, Cincinnati, to capture the band of ,Miss Edna Figgins. Well Edna, when he pops_ Recognition from o u t s 1 d e sources are always appreciated and certainly have their value; but the greatest r ecognition that leaders can receive is the recognition of those they lead. For good reasons-American reasons-this is a special salute to the Commanding Officer, De Soto Area from the men he so ably leads. A WUTC's Laff Parade conreturned from North tinue to wow the boys of a SunIn discussing signal communiday evening. Last Sunday, at cations from Cairo to Bengasi, Recreation H all Three, the pro-point-to-point communications at gram was dedicated to the 738th B engasi, and signal work with and most of the boys in the outfit the Strategic Air Force at Con turned out. stantine and with a fighter com-Heading the entertainment pro-mand in Tripoli, Major Ewing gram was Cpl. Joe Kenealy and pointed. to the deficiencies noted Pfc. Jules Getlin. Corporal Ken-in the training of p ersonnel prior ealy gagged and danced for the to thei r reporting at the theater benefit of the Gis and P f c Getlin o oper ations. He a lso spoke of. did an impersonation of a GI pl'Oblems in supplying efficient boarding a bus after spending communication to forward units some of his pay on a S aturday in the d esert. A map of the night. M editerranean ai"ea and a number Two lovely misses from the o f Signal Corps photo$ were used Ella May School of. Dance also to illustrate the talk. were a hit with the. soldiers. -Miss Mary Mooney did an. aero' Unde r government-controlled batic tap dance and Miss Jackie sealing in the Pribilof Islands, Holloway, dressed in a cowboy 117 164 seal skins were taken this suit, rendered her version o f year, enough for more than 15,000 "Pistol Packin' Mamma" and h a d coats, compared with 127 skins the boys in stitches. taken in 1942.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, DECEMBER 16, 1943 PAGE FIFTEEN AWUTC 5 Plays Co ast Spot Shots Base Touch Champs Get Cup Big Season Opens Here On Saturday By PVT. G A. OSCHMAN Whether dragged in under or banked off the backboard, field goals on a score sheet add up to one total Basketball! Field units fUite a number of scheduled to begin league play. In some instances, league action has already begun. Within a week all units will be knuckling down to competitive league play, said Lt. CHARLES W LYONS, Base physical training officer. ARCLIGHT PLAY In the Air Corps area, outdoor basektball is played under the lights at the Officers' Area, 5th St. and Ave. A. Upon completion of the new gymnasium located behind. Service Club 1, the south area basketball activity will switch fr.om the asphalt outdoor court. Rec Hall 3 is the hot spot for SAW Training Battalion basketball leagues. Each battalion has intra,.unit competition, keeping the Rec Hall in constant use. The first league to swing into play is the 2nd SAW Training Battalion loop. Play is scheduled for Wednesday evening of each week. Breaking down the league to individuals, brings out a number of cagers playing outstanding basketball. Private BILL O'BRIEN, 746th SAW Company hot shot, proved a split second opening for him on a set shot is two points for 746th 30 points against Headquarters Company in a 76-60 ball game was plenty hot! Corporal SOL SCHECHTER, 756th SAW Company playmaker, formerly coached high school basektball in Port Chester, N. Y By PVT. PETE :PETERSON A WUTC's highly touted varsity basketball team got off to a good start for the season in a practice game against Plant High School last Monday, trimming the fast-breaking school boys, 37 to 29. '" Saturday night will be the official opening of the season for Coach Sol Schechter' s men when they meet the Coast Guards at Hall Number '3. The game will get under way at 8 p.m. and will be the first of a regular schedule when the AWUTC quintet will meet the best opposition available in this area. Admission is free. In last Monday's game Coach Schechter used a combination of plp.yers in an effort to get a comprehensive line on the men in action and expressed himself as pleased with what he saw. ___ __:_=--------I MANY STARS 314th Opens Cage s eason Many of the players have had college and professional experience and with a few more games under their respective belts it is this reporter-'s opinion that it will take a mighty fine team to beat them. Taking up where he left off last yea:r when he led the City League in total points, Lt: John Fowler again displayed his catlike tactics in seemingly being all over the floor at the same time to lead his team .in scoring. He rang up 11 points, while playing but part of the game, but was closely followed by Lt. Aldo Molinari who was good for eight markers. Headquarters Company plays a three-quarter ball game four periods of basektball are too much for them in two games they've played close, fast' basektball for three quarters and then in the final period split wide open. DUNCAN PIVOT MAN MEET THE WINNERS. Lt. Charles W. Lyons, Base physical training officer, hands trophy to Cpl. John Simmons, captain of the Medics, who'beat the 314th BH and AB Sq. for Base touch football championship, 14-12. Between Lyons and Simmons is Sgt. Vito Tamulis, quarterback on the Medics and. onetime pitcher for the Brooklyn Bums. Getting a practice game under their belts, prior to the opening of their basketball league play, 314th BH and AB Squadron and 314th Cadets jumped center on. the Officers' Area court with the 314th Squadron coming out from under the lights with a 48-28 victory. Andy Duncan, former University of Kentucky .eager, paced the Sqaudron scoring with 19 points, while Mike Chihutsky followed closely with 13 points. Pound, substitute guard for the Cadets, paced their scoring after breaking into the lineup, as he pounded 11 points off the backboards. These two aggressive forwards promise to make a great combination when they get more chance to work together. Schech ter amazed the spectators with his uncanny passing ability, as he is one of those chaps who flip the ball one way while looking in another direction. COACH PLAYS ANDY DUNCAN, 314th (BH and AB Sq. ) pivot man, is a pig gun in the Squadron play, towering well over tl:).e six-foot level. DUNCAN played quite a bit of basketball at the University of Kentucky and later transferred to William and Mary. TAMP A'S HARD-HITTING SCOTT FIGHTS FRIDAY BOXSCORE: 314TH SQ C h ihutsky,f Byrnes, r Fg 6 (48) 314TH CADETS (28) Fl Tpl Fg Fl Tv I I 3 W alkc r r 2 0 4 Before the season got under way Sol doubted. whether he would play, but it was evident that once that whistle blew last Monday he got a bad attack of itching feet and was in the game not long after the opening horn. He is also remarkably fast for a man of his stocky build. 0 2 1 C o lt.er:rahn.f 3 2 8 Third Fighter Cpmmand has three topnotch ball players .. S/GT. ED SITARZ in the pivot slot has had plenty of experience on a basketball oourt a .veteran of Drew, SGT. Si TRAZ playe d with the Base team last year ... SGT. HAROLD PALUMBO, ex-Niagara eager, looked smooth >jgainst the 314th Cadets when oing in under for lay-up shots ... CPL. FRANK MULLINS, in the Fighter Co:mlnand back court, plays an all.-out ball Soldier boxing fans will have a chance to see Tampa's great heavyweight, Buddy Scott, when the local favorite tangles with Joe Rennier at the' Auditorium Friday. night. In a previous meeting these two heavyweights fought over I 9 I 19JMccu;lc y,c o 0 5 0 JOI Terrill. 1 4 1 0 2 J Connor,g 0 I o 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 1 0 2 Lonn g 0 0 Johnston,g 0 0 23 2 481 11 6 28 In Pvt. Jolin Toomasian, giant center, the soldiers. promise to have a handy guy as a floor man and under the basket the ten-round route with Scott getting a close decision. a An aggressive all-around player is Pvt. Bill O'Brien, who once played for Manhattan College. He in on every play and set up several scoring sorties. Pvt. Dick Underorfel, O'Brien's running mate at guard, is unusually speedy for his height of six feet and broke up play after play. game. The 314th Cadet quintet has dropped two practice games to date. Although blanked in the win column, CPL. CONNORS expects to have his Cadets in shape for the league opening. 1943 CHAMPS DRffiBLING D 0 W N THE COURT: Digging into files on last Supporting the main event will be practiCally an all-soldier card, with Earl Whrobrey again finding a feature spot. He will fight BUDDY SCOTT season's basketball ... 552d SAW Ba'ttalion won the 1943 cage championship by defeating the O'Brien of the Maritime 555th SAw Battalion in the playWhrobre_ y, formerly staoff, 35-27. GEORGE GASKILL, honed at Dx:ew Field and now _at COBB and o. ANDERSON carMyers, IS_ a favonte ried the brunt of the champions' With the soldiers m this area. scoring, with 10, 11 and eight In another supporting bout points respectively. "Irish" Johnny Taylor will meet Camp team: Drew Field's Inter-the sensational Eddy Bronson. cepters lost to MacDill Field in The bout is being promoted by the Tampa City League 1943 Jim Downing, who has been doing Championship playoff. in a well a good job of getting soldier-boxplayed 38-35 ball game ... Com-ing bouts before the public. At pare Drew and MacDill to the the time this was written he was Michigan-Minnesota "Little Brown trying to find an opponent for Jug" series .. 1942 Champion Babe Hightower, Drew Field was Drew 1943 Champion was soldier. MacDill. The main event should be more than worth the price of admisOfficers Study sion, in that Scott is a fighter with national ranking. Buddy Lieutenants Albert Zevin and can box with the best of them Carl Boswell, formerly with and packs a terrific punch. A WUTC's S-1 section, are now Admission for soldiers is 55 attending the Air Intelligence cents for general admission and school at Harrisburg, Pa. The $1.40 for ringside: The first bout course .at the school lasts two goes on at 8:15. months. World's Billiard Champion Shows Stuff to Soldiers Willie Hoppe, all-time world's champion billiard player, Others on the squad can hardly be called substitutes in that they play an almost equal part of the time as the starters. Pfc. Alan Cantrell, Lt. Walter Hartung, Pfc. Robert Alexander, Cpl. Frank Stahl and Lt. Ed. Erlandson all showed plenty and round out a team which should be the best to ever represent this field. gave Drew Field soldiers an exhibition of his amazing cue Rommel's Cousin wizardry last Monday night at Service Club No. 2. Joins WAC In two impromptu exhibition games he defeated Cpl. Walter been unfamiliar with Hoppe's PITTSBURGH-(CNS)Ruth Orr by 50 to 5 and then accepted history and exploits, remarked: A. Hirtz, cousin of Field Marshal the challenge of Tampa's civilian "I'll bet that fellow could make Erwin Rommel, has joined the champion, Augustine Carrera, and li.vlng playlng pool." WAC. won easily by 30 to 8. a good After these exhibitions Hoppe -------Lt. Cdr. Gene Tunney, stationed entertained the boys with trick Pam Barton, twice woman's in New Zealand, recently deshots which had to be seen to be golf champion of Great Britain scribed to a native audience his believed. and once winner of the U. S knockout of Tom Heeney, battler Credit for setting up the fine woman's title, was killed recently from "down under" in 1928. That billiard table goes to Mr. Sol when a plane in which she was a was Tunney's last fight. After Gruber. passenger crashed in Kent. She he met Heeney he retired as un(Ed. Note: After the match a was a Women's Auxiliary Air defeated heavyweight champioD soldier who obviously must haV'e Force flight officer. of the world.


PAGE SIXTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY DECEMBER 16, 1943 'FIGHTING 69th' WITH JAP TROPHIES ON MAKIN LOUNGING ABOUT COMFORTABLY after the battle for Makin Island had ended, members of the 165th In fantry:_the famed "Fightiiig 69th"-display some of the they captured from the The trophies-Jap flags and marine insignia-were taken at Butantan Grove. A number of the Amerrcan troops hold bottles of beer that once belonged to the Japs. This is a U. S Signal Corps photo. (International) THIS IS NOT A MIRAGE TWO CAN FORGET ANY WAR SGT. FRANK FIEL of Portland, Me and WAC Pvt. Rena Hicks of Louisville, Ky., forget rank and guns and the grimmer facts of war and look on the brighter side only as they go riding together in a quaint native seeing sights and each other in c;aserta, ItalY,.(International)J ntiS WONDERFUL SIGHT-row on row of the stuff that cheers-was :photographed in New York 'City as prospective buyers looked over $60 000 worth of liquor that was to be auctioned off by Customs officials of Office of Price Administration ceili _ngs." (International) E.6:GER'TO HELP their new.allies win the war, this group of girls in occupied Italy are questioned by Capt. V. M. Stilson of Ann Arbor, Mrch., head of the U. S. Army Procurement Office in Naples. They are being hired for special work by the Air Force's service conunand in that area, and the girl at the right with hands raised the interpreter, is e xplaining spiritedly the qualific ations of each of her companions. (International) ENJOYING A LAUGH WHILE THEY CAN PReMIER TOJO of Japan (left) and Dr. Bamaw (right), his puppet premier ot Burma, enjoy a hearty laugh with their companions over a spot ot champagne somewhere in the "greater East Asia co-prosperity sphere." The laughs will disappear any day now when the Allied offensive, shaped at Cairo, begins to beat about their ears from all directions. The picture comes to the U.S. through a neutral countr)'. (International) AMERICAN BLOOD SAVES FOE'S LIFE MARINE CORPS DOCTORS at Tarawa showed no discrimination when it came to treating wounded soldiers Here blood plasma donated by one of his enemies flows from a flask into the veins of a Jap struck down on beach of the Gilbert island. Marine Corps photo. (Internationq_l)_,


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