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I t_____,} I Diew Field Echoes VOL. 2, NO. 42 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMIPA, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 1943 BAND, 6 ST-ARS. COMING Top J Send Greetings Edward Arnold. Heads Big Program Tuesday Night FROM GEN. GILKESON FROM GEN. SHERRILl,. As we approach the Holiday Season, I desire to extend my thankful greetings to all of the officers, enlisted personnel and civilian employees of the 3d Fighter Command and of Drew Field. It has been the privilege of these rhen and women to serve their. country faithfully and diligently. It is my .sincere wish that the spirit of Christmas may dwell in our hearts to keep our visions broad arid that our efforts throughout the coming year may be an inspirfl,tion to a grateful na:tion. I feel that we can look ahead with pride and confidence in our common task, hopeful that another Holiday Season will bring a cessation of conflict and the restoration of a per manent peace. A. H GILKESON Brigadier General, U.S.A. Commanding General 3d Fighter Command Base Outfits Streamlined Into Two -Units In line with a reorganization of all station complement units throughout the Army Air Forces, 17 Drew Field organizations have been incorporated into two outfits ,known as the Drew Field It gives me genuine pleasure to extend to all personnel of Aircraft Warning Unit Training Center and Drew Field my heartiest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All of you have shown during the past year a firm will and determination to do your utmost in completing the job at hand. It is my feeling that you have done this with a sense of loyalty, as_ well as a sense of un derstanding of the important -role which you are going to play in the present conflict. This Christmas there is a feeling of h.ope in our hearts. It is justifiable hope because at this holiday season we can see for the first time a world forming in which "Peace on earth, good will to men" will be more than a phrase, more than an ideal. In the world which each of you is helping to make this ideal will be a reality-but the road to that goal is still long and difficult, and we will have to work and to sacrifice. I know that we can be counted on to work and sacrifice cheerfully in the New Year, for I have observed the determination with which most of you approach and surmount the minor obstacles that block your way here. I know you will be able to surmount the far greater ones that lie ahead. Again, a Merry Christmas to all. S. H. SHERRILL Brigadier General United States Army Commanding General, A WUTC Service Speeded At Beer Garden Base Detachment and the To alleviate congestion and DreW Field Station Hospital lessen the time required to Detachment. se.rve those wishing to purchase The Drew Field Base Detach-potato chips, sandwiches, beer ment is made up of white and and other cold drinks, a colored enlisted men and Air-W ACs. While they no longer are teiia-style system has been members of individual units, the added at the Main {'X, Lt. personnel will remain in their Emanuel Abramson, assistant usual locations. PXofficer, announced yesterCOMMANDS day. [ -Commanding of the 'ase Detachment is Major Alfred B. Strickler; formerly commanX 1;ll der of Camp DeSoto. Deputy erry mas. .commander in charge of white V. troops is Capt. Charles J. f O 'Laughlin, who commanded the \ti ans r1 314th .BH and AB Squadron9-. Drew's principal station complement outfit-until its incorporaV. Because of the mgent need \'J tion last Monday. for victory -vital metals, W tf> pape1 and other materials Captain Lee R. Leffler, who P; used in the publication of a was the 1301st newspaper, the ECHOES this 1;l\ Guard --Squadron, now is in year is not printing a special charge of all colored troops Christmas edition. )1 Newspapers all over the 1;l\ under the new setup. The recountry have cut down on organization does not affect Lt. their space-not only for Doris E. Ward, who remains as Sl>ecial editions, but fo1 ediYJ the head of Air-WACs. tions every day in the year. Lt. Col. Jay F Gamel, Base By not publishing a SI>e-!'l 'surgeon, heads the new station v. cial Santa Claus edition of hospital detachment. m many pages packed with f': scores of pictures -made .11 First Sergeant Lawrence E from war-needed metals1;l\ Holliday, who held the topkick the ECHOES is doing only position in the 314th BH and AB what is expected of any pubi1 Squadron, becomes first sergeant lication. 1;ll of the Base Detachment. He has tf1 So, with our usual, yearthree years' service. V. round 16 I>ages, we wish all 11 Under the reorganization all our 1-eaders a Meny Christ!\ technician for arms and \ti mas and a victorious New l1 services be converted to v. Year. (Cont,r,med on Page 14) FROM COLONEL ASP At this important time I ad dress a group of men and women who would prefer to be at home for Christmas. It is unfortunate that the requirements of war demand that you be here. A galaxy .of Hollywood and radio entertainers and Mal Hall:tt and his Coca-Cola Spotlight Band will give an approximately three-hour show for Drew Field fi\ilitary personnel at the bandshell next Tuesday night. But let us remember the great sacrifice of the One whose birth we commemorate on this day; beside His sacrifice ours is insignificant. Let us recognize the fine deeds and extreme hardships of our fellow soldiers overseas. We shall worship and offer prayers for peace on Christmas. May we also be of good cheer and accept the challenge of the day! I w 'ish f .or each of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! MELVIN B ASP Colonel, Air Corps Commanding FIRST XMAS STATES SINCE 1939 In addition to Hallett and his band, these well-known enter. tainers will be here: Edwa1d Arnold, screen star. Annie Rooney, Hollywood singing and dancing starlet. Walter Juhrman, Miss Rooney's piano accompanist. .Bob Hawk, headliner of the ;'Thanks to the radio show. His quiz column is a reg ula! feature of the E CHOES. Garry Mo01e, prominent radio star known for his wisec1acks. Ftieda Gibbs, radio vocalist. Brie;. Cien. Stephen H Sherrill, Commanding General of A WUTC, which is sponsoring the entertainment, said that Arnold, Miss Rooney and Juhrman would fly here from the west coast. COME HERE BY PLANE They were scheduled to arrive here next Monday and to spend three days on. the base, with the probable exception of a visit to MacDill Field. By PVT. JOHN KRAVETZ During their visit to Drew, Ar"Mele Kalemaka ... nold, Miss Rooney and Juhrman will visit messhalls and other This is M/Sgt. Wilham places where enlisted men gather. Woodward's greeting at They wer' e tentatively Christmas time to appear at both Service Clubs Monday mght. A member of the 746th as the "'AW Roundup SAW Company, Woodward, Rally", the show is set to get un-. der way at 7 : 30 p.m. It will be this year is celebratmg opened by the 465th AAF Band. Christmas in the United The stars will entertain before States for the first time since 1939. FOUtR CHRISTMASES THER "Mele Kalemaka" is Hawaiian for Merry Christmas, and it was on the islands that Woodward spent Christmas since 1939. On the islands, said, Santa discards his reindeer and sleigh for a boat. Just how he manages to get around to all the good little boys and girls after he has landed. neve1 has been solved, but the most important thing is his arrival. The Hawaiians use United States spruce and pine -for decorations, giving the islands a definite Christmas scent. Christmas dinner on the islands, quoting Sgt. Woodward, presents a menu of things they call American food and dishes that have originated in the islands, such as baked bananas, baked fish in leaves, octupus and poi (squash). SNOW ON ISLANDS As in Florida, there is no snow to trample down, but you can see snow on top of the mountains-(at least it wasn' t a dream of a white Christmas, as in Florida). Gifts are given among the islanders the same as in the States. Most common gift is ,the "lei" or wreath of 25 ot chids ... (We wonder what an Air-WAC 'would do with such a gift!) Sgt. Woodward received a letter from his brother, who is cunently stationed in the same area, saying, "All I want for Cluistmas is a prayer." EDWARD ARNOLD and after the nation-wide broadcast by Hallett' s Spotlight Band. The broadcast takes place from 9 :3 0 to 10 p.m. NO CIVILIANS General Sherrill pointed out that the show is restricted to military personneL Civilians will not be admitted. Tickets for .use by enlisted men are being distributed by the Base and A WUTC Special Service Offices to various units on a pro rata basis. There are only a llmited number of ducats for officers, who may get them on a fi1st-come, basis at the two Spe cial Service Offices. During the broadcast portion of the program there will be a "five..: minute salute to all A W personnel, wherever they may be. Much Doing Here During The Holidays With Christmas just two days away, Drew Field soldiers are in the midst of their mammoth holiday program. Religious services, musical programs, sport jamborees, parties, dances and other entertainments highlight the seasonal celebration. And to top it off, on Christmas Day, Gls will enjoy a real turkey feast and free shows at all the War Department theaters. So that Gls may bring Christmas in in gala style, the usual midnight curfew has been junked for the night of December 24. On that night soldiers may be on the until 1 a.m. Soldiers who decide to spend Christmas Eve on the Base will be able to get free coffee, orange juice and doughnuts, it was an nounced by Major Chester K. Delano, Base Special Service officer. The free eats and drinks were made possible through the co operation of the Base Special Of fice and the Tampa Red Cross Chapter. The edibles and potables will be served .in both Service Clubs and in the colored areas. The free feed bag will be opened at 8 p .m. At the same time, Major Delano announced that the cafeteria in Service Club No. 1 will close at 5 p m Christmas Eve, to give it time to get ready to hand out the free doughnuts, coffee a nd orange juice. The cafeteria will not open until 6 p.m. Christmas Day. The f u 1 1 significance of Christmas is being emphasized in the various religious services. Biggest single program is the Christmas Eve service to be held at 7 : 30 o'clock tomorrow evening in the bandshel l. This service will be for personnel of all units, and music will be provided by the Chapd Christmas choir, a string ensemble, an instrumenta l quarte t and several soloists. The audience will join in the singin g of carols, a chaplain will give the Christmas message, and holiday greetings from the Base, A WUTC and Third Fighter Command commanders will be read. At 11:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, (Contiliued on Page 14) Officers' Wives Offer Free Mending to Gls All enlisted men who have clothing in need of m ending or minor alterations, or who need chevmns or insignia sewed on, may avail themselves of free sewing sel'Vice rendered by the Officers Wives' Sewing Club. Clothes should be left at Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tuesday morning.


PAGE TWO DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 Gls Have Good Eyes 503 AW Regiment Starts Rigid Combat Training PINUP GIRL OF THE DREW BASE DETACHMENT is Miss Josie Smith, blue-eyed, -20-year-old brunet from Shelby, N.C. Miss Smith, who has a smile that would melt any Gl's heart, is a stenographer ot' Civilion Personnel Office. The squadron's topkick, Lawrence E. Holliday, cautions his men against bombarding Miss Smith's office with calls. The ECHOES pinup editor was last seen dialing 2221. By PFC. GRANT HOFF Wednesday, December 8, was the opening day of the first session of the new combat training program for the 503d Regiment. According to reports obtained by the Regimental Special service section from Lt. Boles, it was learned that it was an function and a most important program for the efficient! training of A WUTC personnel, as good soldiers. The training program was headed by Capt. Joseph F. Fitzgerald, Lt. Boles and Lt. N

3d fighter Signal Set For Soiree By CPL. N. R. HOGENSON "Let us pause for a friendly word, shall we?" A swell Christmas party is planned for Sig. H4. Co. 3d Fighter Command, on. Dec. .29 Music for those who excel in the terpsichorean art will be supplied by the 69th Air Force Band. Wives and girl friends of officers and enlisted men are invited, and transportation will be furnished to and from town. A buffet dinner with turkey and all the. trimmings will highlight the evening's food problem. Officers of the 3d Fighter Command Sign_al Section are invited. Messhall No. 2 is the place. Well, Christmas seems to be rounding the corner. Each day the barracks become the final resttng place for more and more delicious goodies. That, by the way, is a tip f or all you chowhounds of the company. Christmas seems to be your best season for hunting. Each present that arrives in B-39 is carefully inspected by Sgt. "Eagleeye" Marcus. His desire for that wonderful something called foo'd is remarkable Back from furlough comes "our boy" McGee with stories unbelievable. "One Beer" Hecht was so happy over his return that he threw his arms about him and wept with joy. Ah, love is a wonderful thing! Latest fad around the company is a new type pool game. Hours are spent trying to master the game, but without much success. Eight players is the limit and a line is always formed on the right, waiting for an open cue. Gooq old seven and nine ball-eh, Barry? Don't know whether you fellows n9ticed it, but Pvt. Kolky was back the other day to look around and REMINISCE. He is on a convalescent furlough and will return to the hospital upon its termination. From the com-:. pany to you, Kolky: "Best of luck for a speedy and complete recovery." Officers Invited ToDance At St. Petersburg One of St. Petersburg's top Christmas season dances will take place next Tuesday night, when the "Avi-Aides,'' organization of St. Pete .Junior College and business girls, plays hostess to 60 Drew Field officers. The dance is scheduled for the beautiful Princess Martha Hotel ballroom in St. Peters burg, and the 69th. AAF Band will be on hand to furnish the best dance music in the South. Festivities will start at R o'clock and the date is next Tuesday, Dec. 28. This holiday treat for Drew officers was arian_ged by the "Avi-Aides" executive committee, headed by Miss Harriett Rogers, and timed so that all club members home from college will attend. Miss Rogers solved the guest list problem neatly by turning it over to Lt. Edward G. Metcalf of the Base Special Service Office. Your name goes on the list simply by notifying Lt. Metcalf at extension 2258. And you'd better call early, as the popularitv of this group of girls assures;.!! big turn-out. And your has to be on the list for to the dance. DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 WAC Writes Tha,nlcs fo 'Uncle' PFC. JUDY GREENSPAN is tbankful this Holiday Season for many things. DEAR UNCLE SAM: spell "America" are wrapped up in that 2nd letter "A." This grateful lady soldier is just bub-Then you sounded 'that Clarion Call bling over with an important message for you. For months, my enthusiasm for help. By the slack of your trousers, has been bottled up, but today, the cork I realized they needed plenty of hitchmust fly and with it, my story. I want to ing, so I quickly wound up my humble t II th h 1 ld h I roud task of wiping "Little New York's" nosee e e w o e wor w y am so P h 1) d b t b t f th W A C ps (1. e my nursery sc oo an ecame one o e par o e omen s rmy or d 11 It h d h t d bt f tt d I ou of your ar ent pu er-uppers. as an w a a e o gra 1 u e owe Y l'f b d I for the privilege. You'll understand this fprovtehd a fup 1tthmg JhO gan d 1 th ar e riC er or e c an e, w 1 all better as you read on an earn e b t th f th" 1 tt I : 1 I h tt h d t rmgs me o e reason or 1s e er. vthery stphecla lmtteaninWg A Cave a ac e o was equipped with an education only ose ree e ers, h k' d b t th' d t' A s eeps 1n eep, u 1s. emocra 1c rmy these were normal times, you and set-up soon re-enforced it with deep unI Will agree, Uncle, that a sheltered derstanding and tolerance. lady of 24 summers would be All the added experiences .have given orange blossoms here, or kmtmea better perspective, a broader horitmg tmy garments there-butzon and a truer sense. of values. Literwe're li_ving in an distorted ally and figuratively speaking, Uncle, you world right now. In fact, It Is all very have stren

PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY,0DECEMBER 23, 1943 DREW FIELD ECHOES Otflc!li.l Publication Drew Field P .. 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Thursday, .December 23, 1943 COLONEL MEL YIN B. ASP Air Base Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES IS a Post Exchange Activity; publis h e d each Thursday in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field. Authority Sec. II. W. D. Circular 55, 1943, under the supervision of Special Service Officer in accordance with W. D. Memo. No W210-6-42, dated September 7, 1942, Subject: Publication of Post, Camp and Unit Newspapers Major Chester K. Delano. Base Special Service Officer Lt. Joseph H. McGinty. Editor The office of DREW FIELD' ECHOES Is located in Special 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 42 Scene Three, Act Two When you get right down to it, we don't believe anybody really means Merry Christmas. Through centuries of usage the term has become something tossed off as lightly as "good morning'' or "thank you. At the same time, we believe everybody would like really to mean that Christ mas is merry, joyous, cheerful. This Yuletide cannot be merry-no matter .what joy there might be in a few passing hours. For Christmas, 1943, is not the ultimate in holiday festivity. It cannot be for this nation, or those _fighting grimly along the scattered battlefields. At Drew Field most of us are remorseful over our inability to join the family and celebrate the season as we did previously. It has been said that comparison is the only true manner in which a word can be defined. Consequently, let us define Christmas in terms of our' buddies now in Italy or the South Pacific. / To them, Christmas is possibly a day when their food will consist of an additional can of K :r;p.f'rons; or a day when fightingmay lull spasmo,dically before probably increasing to a pitch once the enemy has recoiled to strike. It may be a day of death fc;>r some, a day of revelation to others. Certainly it is a day to be remembered by everyone. It is a day to be carried with us as long as we are a nation. It is a day we must never forget, for tragedy is the root of wisdom and wisdom is 'needed by us in our fight for victory and a peace which will keep our children from the trenches of future Christmases. Let us forget our hate or our sorrow or our personal animosities this Christmas for a few moments of spiritual speculation. We pray for a quick victory and the return of our friends and relatives. Let us thank God for our good fortune and pray that the human tide of American tots who now believe in Santa Claus will not be compelled to spend the Christmases of their youth in foxholes, working lor the terrible god Mars. The Allied leaders are working so that this Christmas' tots won't have to scrape and bow to Mars. By comparison, this is a merrier Christmas than last, just as Christ mas, 1942, was merrier than the anniversary of Christ's. natal day, 1941. On this third Christmas of World War II, we say and believe that _we are heading for a genuinely Merry Christmas we mean the good, old-fashioned Merry Christmas .. a Christmas without war, a Christmas without Hitler, a Christmas without Toj6, a Christmas with worldwide peace and goodwill, a Christmas with the family. We hope that kind of Christmas will be celebrated December 25, 1944. "Oh, he was decorated by the General." :Jrom Our ChaplainChrist's Birthday, _19lJ3 By CHAPLAIN AUGUST W. GRUHN Again this year, as every year' in the observance of Christmas, the story of this great day will include this line: "Theshepherds said one to another, let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass. I wonder what it is that we see in Christmas Day. Many people will see only a world that is shaken, hopes that have crashed, in fact many very fine and thoughtful people have felt that the world is coming to an end in this present conflict. These, of course, are very sorry pictures of our world and our day. we ought not to let doleful thoughts dominate Christmas For some people Christmas also has a touch of sadness when they remember loved ones who have been taken away from the family circle. Many folks, too, expect nothing more at Christmas than just the external parties, gifts and celebration dinners. Now if that is all there were to Christmas there would be little sense in celebrating and we would have to say, like the little girl who became confused while saying the Lord's prayer near Christ mas time and substituted for "Forgive us our trespasses," "Forgive us our Christmases." What is it that we want to see when we come to Christmas? The three wise men of the first Christmas story said, "We have seen his star." .. It would be well to see the star of Christmas as a ray of hope that God's will shall yet be fulfilled. Hope is one of the greatest gifts of God. Do you see God's star of hope shining in this Christmas?' We ought also to see a new day. One of the prophesies about Christ said, "The people that sat in darkness saw a great light." A new and great light always ushers in the coming of day. Christmas ought .to mean for us the dawning of -the light of God's possibilities with men, and with a new world of love, forgiveness, truth, justice, service and. peace Also, we find in Christmas a child. The shepherds came into the house and saw the young child, the Christmas story tells us. This is, of course, the greatest thing about Christmas, yet pe!':1aps we wonder why God should give a child, His Son, to the world. He had already given His w.:ill to the human race to live by, but that was not enough. There is nothing more understandable to a human being than another huinan being. We needed God in the presence of a childa boy-a man-to be able to understand God. Perhaps the little story of the lad who called for his Father from his crib in the darkness of night will help us to understand this meaning. When the Father said, "Just go to sleep son; God is with you even in the dark," .the little boy answered, "Dad, hold my hand; God is closer when you hold my hand." We can see in Christmas a God who is willing to hold our hands when life is darkest. Will you see all this in Christ mas, 1943? If so, you will surely have what we all want-a truly "Merry Christmas." Religious Services Sunday, December 26 PROTESTANT General Protestant Services, 10:30 a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapell, and 8 a.m., Chapel 4. Lutheran, 9:15 a m Chapel 4. Evening Services, 7 p.m., Chapels 3, 4, 5 and 9. Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg B-9: 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., Station Hospital Chapel, Bldg. B-9; 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 1. MONTHLY COMMUNION (First Sunday) Episcopalian, 7 a.m., Chapel 1, and f8 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, 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 LOCA Tl ONS Chapel 1-A ve. C and 8th St Chapel 2-Ave. E and 6th St. Chapel 3-Ave. J and 2d St. Chapel 4-Ave. L and 2d St. Chapel 5-A ve. N and 2d St. Chapel 6-Closed. Chapel 7-Ave. M and E. 1st St. Chapel 8---Ave. N and 5th St. Chapel9-Ave. K and 5th St, Theater 3-Ave. K and 2d St. Station Hospital Chapel Bldg. B-9. Communications to this column must bear, for publication, the correct name and organization of the writer. Short letters are most interesting, and the right is reserved to cu.-t letters when space limitations require. The Uniform Sitpation Dear Sir: A recent issue of the ECHOES had a letter to the editor from one who signed his letter the "A W Sergeant," listing a few of the common gripes. The one on wearing of the uniform aroused us particularly. As we all know, other camps and posts permit the wearing of Class B uniform (OD shirt and trousers) as well as Class A (ODs with blouse) when going off the post. Will some one give us a gbod, sensible reason why it is insisted that the men wear their blouses? Can' t anyone see through this? The Class B uniform looks just as neat as the Class A, if not more so. We can all see where wearing the blouse at formal occasions is within reason. Other camps the country over, under .similar circumstances, permit wearing either Class A or B uniform, so why can't we? After all, we aren't-spending the winter somewhere in Wisconsin or Minnesota. This is Florida. Our winter temper

DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 ... PAGE FIVE 59 5th Men Shiver in florida Cold I WONDER if the sight of Christmas decorations on the Base and in town have the same effect on you as they do on me? Even though we are far from the ones we love, By CPL. HERBERT TARGUM there does seem to be a nice warm feeling creep into a guy. Ironically enough, the day It does seem funny that a few lights, a little green and a the last issuE of the ECHOES little red, can make just an ordinary day into what came out the cold wave hit Christmas is to most of us. You know, it really isn't too this area, making our com-' difficult to reconcile yourself to being away on this day ments about the hot weather of days. look /And you can well believe that we got plenty of ribbing about it, too. Fate seemed to have pla;Yed a chilly trick, as we read the paper while wearing gloves and. a sweater. The boys from Tech Supply of the th Bomb Squadron threatened to send a picture of themselves bundled up to the ears to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. That would be a mean trick, and they'll change their minds (we hope) when that hot OVERTIME FOR WARTIME: Howard F Moran (seated), weather returns shortly. receives congratulations of Lt. Robert C.. White' bond officer Sgt. Orville G. Edwards bitterat Third AAF Replacement Depot on the of his civil ly commented, "Watch our boys from the Northwest, where the serv1ce overtime check. for war bonds and. stamps. weather is warm, wear their Extra Hours Buy heavy fur-lined flying clothes to keep from freezing." LUCKY FURLOUGHEES And now to turn to a more heart-warming subject, namely furloughs. Here are a few of the lucky lads: S/Sgt. Richard Cunningham to Frisco, Tex.; Sgt. Finiu P. Lepre to South Orange, N. J.; Sgt. Herbert W. Powers to Amarillo, Tex.; S /Sgt. Frank Cameron went to Belvidere, Ill., and Pfs. Robert W Raynor journeyed to Indianapolis; Cpl. Ira Schomberg went to Seattle ... the question in his case being whether he comes back single or not. More Bonds For Red Cross -Man Six years ago, Howard F. Moran, a Rochester, N. Y., resident, was piling up a lot of overtime hours in his job as supervisor of athletics at the New York State Agricultural and Industrial School of Monroe County. Wonder what the big attraction is at the line PX for "Bombs-Away" Johnson? There was some talk of compensation for this overtime, but the issue was bounced from court to court from year to year,_ and it was still bouncing when Moran took }eave from the school to enter war work with the Red Cross. The boys occupying the com mnuications an armament barracks have. been restricted for a week, we hear. How Then, last. week, as the result of a court action pressed by Austin Erwit!, an attorney of Genessea, N. Y., those many extra hours spent in teaching delinquent boys what it takes to be men paid off. Of the $100,000 settlement made by the state to the Welfare De. partment employes il'lvolved, $1,-069 45 went to Moran. The nexi day, Moran, now serving as Red Cross Field Director for the Third AAF Re placement Depot, in Tampa, sent every dollar-and the 45 cents-back to Uncle Sam's cash box in exchange for war bonds and stamps. If'went back on the day he celebrated his first anniversary on active duty with the Red Cross. "And for a merrier Christmas in 1944," he added. In his present job, which is helping sol.diers with their personal problems, there is no such time as overtime. On duty or call all around the clock, much of Moran's time is spent in aiding soldiers 'returned from combat theaters and sent to the Replacement Depot for reassignment. Commenting on his bond purchase, Moran said: come, boys? Well, anyway, it "I wish that everyone who will give the girls in town a has been decorating himself with the nam e 'Alnerican' and rest ... oops, we almost said who yet may still hesitate break! before lending :lis available Sick List: Sgt. Howard B Almoney to help win this war, k!n broke his collarbone while could sit beside me and listen working on the line, and Sgt for a little w hile to what I hear Thomas Vanderhoof injured his all day from our soldiers back wrist. from the front. SENECAL TAKES LEAP To the men of the Third AAF, CEmgratulations are in order for Moran's name is known for things Cpl. Edward T. Senecal and his other than bond buying. It was bride, the former Marian G he who was largely responsible Smith of GrotoJ?-, N Y. He is now busy passmg out the El for of Ropos. functional wartrme swnnmmg mstruction being practiced here. Cpl. Martin. J. Sutton, the The program conducted at mail hound, is now the busy beaches close this area empha-little beaver in charge of work size swimming under con-details in place of Sgt. Martin tiitions, with ful1 clothing and M. Dubin, formerly. ser equipment, and includes safety geant, and now workmg m ord procedures to be ... used by troops nance. disembarking from vessels under -------a resident of Rochester, 7 67th Returns Moran was a member of the Rochester Council, Boy Scouts of F America, and was noted-as a welrom Alaska fare worker among youth agen-cies. From 1926 to 1930, he served with the Marine Corps Reserve. SCHOOLS OFFICE LISTS A _belated "welcome home" to merribers of the 767th SAW Co., recently returned from Alaska. The company is composed of boys from the old 712th, and virtually all were training here at Drew Field last winter. NEW ASTP STANDARDS Latest qualifications for ASTP list. several important requirements that should be noted by all interested personnel of Drew Field Captain William F. Hench, Base Schools officer, said. Captain Hench released the information that ASTP field selection boards will not recommend an ASTP candidate whose only language qualification consists of Hebrew, Yiddish, Latin or classical Greek. A candidate whose qualificathns consist of Spanish, Italian or Polish may be recommended only if he is a college graduate. I Attention is directed to the age requirements. In order. to be considered for language qualifications, a candidate ZZ years of age or under must have more than two years of college. Captain Hench shessed the age and college education requirements. Regardless of AGCT score, the ability to speak a modern foreign language "fairly well" is no longer considered as a qualifying point. Men previously qualified for ASTP and now qualified for aviation cadet should report to WAC Cpl. Gladys I. Edge or Miss Elizabeth Buti at the Base Schools Office for a waiver from ASTP. The chilly weather, and winddriven powdered sand are reminding many "Yankees" of the First Battalion of points north. The battalion post office is "snowed under" with gaily-wrapped packages and stacks of Christmas cards from Gis. But, despite the heavy mails, Lt. Walter Sweeney, rirst Battalion postal officer, states the postal is prepared to handle the rush without undue delay in transfers, as with soldiers who are sent to other outfits. He asks that Gis co-operate in the following manner: I. Be present at your cpmpany mail call each day. 2. Call promptly and with adequate identification, at the battalion post office for insured packages. FOR MOST OF US, this is the second Christmas in the Army. Of course, just because it's number two doesn' t make the thoughts of home and the fireplace and the family any the less appealing, but we do know how to get the real meaning of Christmas without all the tinsel and song. Our thoughts this year should be with the boys who are over on the other side of the lake doing all they can to make it possible that w:e enjoy ano_ther Chr_istmas with those we love. Let's do our job, and do it all the better, and work just that much harder so that their job over there will be made a little easier. MEETING OLD FRIENDS: Isn't it stran(l"e that, being so many thousands of miles from the center of our interests (most of us) we should run into so many old friends? We could stay at home or go to Grand Central Station and see no one we know. Then we travel around the country and bump into more damn people we know. I'll bet that we have met hundreds of peopde who are friends from home or Grand Central Station. Join the Army and meet your next door neighbor. (Sometimes that is the only way.) THE ARMY HAS BROUGHT to light some of the outstanding products of this age. Spam, Private Hargrove, and pure unadulterated Ham. This last item I viewed this cool evening with mixed emotions. Things are tough all over, that we know, but golly Hollywood must feel awful! I just witnessed one of the saddest wastes of celluloid that these tired (and now I know why) eyes have ever and I mean "ever" viewed. Honestly, you could still see the sty in the background. We think that we have it rough here in the Army ... think of the lives those poor millionaires in the movie industries must live these days. I can well imagine that the world' s worst job these days is that of a movie producer looking for talent. "What's good is in the Army. What' s left" ... oh my God! :::. SOME ONE must have bribed the local Chamber of Commerce again. Just get used to o'coats ... Summer again! I wonder if there is any connection between our local C of C and the local clothing stores? Everybody is either away, or going away on a Xmas furlough or leave. Me? (Are y.ou kiddin'?) rll probably have KP on the morning of the Hell ,of a war. No time out .. no afternoon tea ... no furlough! ANOTHER BOMBER takin g off It is always taking off. Don' t they ever land? It seems that every night about this time they are taking off, and the darned things always make noises like airplanes. Of course, I suppose that a bomber is supposed to sound like an airplane, but so much .. _,. I don' t know. It would be nice if they sounded like a humming bird, or even a bluebird. (You know the bluebird of course.) Think how nice it would be to be awakened rudely by the sound of millions of little bluebirds ... ah, joy ah, Hell, let's go home! (To the barracks, we mean. ) WHEN THE LIGHTS go on again all over the world! That sounds kinda nice. I wonder how long it will be before the lights d.o go on again? You know, if we keep on going the way we are and leave the rumor department to the fishmongers ... well, it shouldn't be too long. WATCHED A FRIEND waiting today! Yeah, the poor fellow used up a new pairof shoes and lost three pounds waiting. His wife presented him with a bouncing whatever it was. The floor of my office now looks like a snow drift in knotty pine. WONDER WHAT became of S ally? Remember Sally? Oh, most anyone will do, but let's call her Sally. Ever look back on your first date? Wonder what she is doing now. Probably forgotten me ... I'd almost forgotten her, then as you do these days, I started looking back over my life, and there she was. I started thinking of her and what she looked like, and where she was ... and how the lug who won her away from me was doing. (He was bigger than I was). I WEATHERFORD BRIEFS Camp Weatherford soldiers believe ... that the sunsets seen at Bradenton are worth remembering that the pies at the Service Men's Recreation Center are as good as mother used to make that the people of Bradenton are swell with their hospitality and sincerity that the only enjoyable fatigue duty in the Army is bunk fatigue. The "Camp Weatherf01d Shines" ra

PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 WAC 'Qu IZ Kids' Lick 56 8th 4TH TRAINING -GIV,ES 2D FORMAL GUARD MOUNT Signal U nit of 3d FC Grows Chevrons By CPL. NORMAN RICHARD HOGENSON in buying a coupleof good greySome added stripes will be seen floating around the hounds? Signal Headquarters Third FC area very, very' soon. Gon-We haven't heard much about the loves of "Old Infantry" gratulations are in order for the worthy individuals. Winckowski and "Clearwater" Sgt. Zander and Sgt. Shuey will both don that famous Konopka lately. Wl1at's the added rocker making them that well envied staff. boys? Is the wolfing The other strip e will go to Cpl. Scull who will also receive the distinguished "T" under it. The only sad part of the deal is that his mother will still outrank him. She is a buck sergeant in the WACS. One of the rated passed. out cigars by the handful. They weren't bad either. WELCOME HOME A welcome home is due to Sl-Sg.t. Sarzyniak, Cpi. Stoddard and "Whispering Joe" Konfrst. All arrived the other day from Thomasville, Ga., where they spent many a happy day on DS. The boys ten me that Thomasville was heaven and how they hated to leave. Last Saturday "Kaltenborn" Johnson and yours truly spent the afternoon at the St. Petersburg Club. Anyone interest.ed "0 Romeo, 0 Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" Across the span of miles comes that familiar phrase. It comes from: the pen of a little country lass whose heartbeat is in the Army. I think that there is nothing finer than a letter romance. By the way, is there anyone going on furlough soon who will be near Ringsted, Iowa? Hm! I wonder? Famous last words: One T-bone steak, well done, please. Lt. Ciral Talks About Aleutians At Theater No.' 3 on Monday afternoon, Lt J. L. Ciral, who recently returned from one of the Aleutian islands in the Alaskan theater of war, addressed officers of A WUTC. The small island on which he was stationed had a total Air and Signal Corps personnel of 70 men, and Lt. Ciral told of the problems faced by an Aircraft Warning platoon commander in such an isolated area. He stressed the program of activities employed to keep morale at a high ptich. The other day while flying In my plane away up high, I saw some cloud formations Shaped like islands in the sky. 'Some were flat and filmy, And others billowy white; A treat from Mother Nature For those of us in flight. Some were huge white mountains With shadowy valleys, too. _.These were fun for flyers To zoom their aircraft through. Some have caves and castles O'er a winding. gremlin trail Where ships like mine may wander As through tl'ie skies they sail. Oh, how they float serenely, These islands of the sky. Such soft and pure white beauty, Hardly meant for you nor I. And I often think this Heaven So far from worldly sod, Is a playground for the angels, And a resting place for God.


By PFC. "BUNNIE" CASSELL Happy holidaze, guys and gals! Christmas; complete with greenery, holly berry red, and tasty trimmings, has descended on the khakied women of Drew: Santa Claus started things, when he bounced into the WAC orderly room t 'other day. Thelma Gonyaw was busily scanning furlough papers when he came in, and never took her eyes from the ration slips u:Rtil Santa was standing right at her elbow. When she cast her eyes on the red and white man, the surprise was almost too JlilUCh fo. r her For a moment, she says, all of the dreams and excitement of childhood Christmasses returned, and the famous words, "Yes, Virginia; there IS a Santa Claus''> took on new meaning. With Lt. Ward triumphantly leading the -way, Santa marched into the mess hall, where screams of delight. and surprise made the room sound like a childhood Sun day School at. Yuletide. While he led the group, strains of "Jin gle Bells" floated joyously from the mess hall. Christmas in the Army is FUN! .SANTA WITHOUT FOLIAGE A little of the glamor departed, however, when, in order to devour the huge special luncheon the cooks heaped on Santa's tray, he had to remove his beard. Many of the gals couldn't bear to look as he laid it aside. Marion Junod stalked out looking distressed and "I always KNEW there wasn' t a Santa Claus, and now that proves it!" she mumbled, as she made for th, door. On Friday eve, the usual "no d ate" restriction was cast aside a f e w hours, as the big, beautiful Christmas tree beside the orderly room turned into a glowing symbol of the season. In ordex to provide a wee bit of rhythm for the proposed Christmas carols, Lt. Ward phoned the band barracks and asl(ed if there were two trumpeters willing to donate a couple ofhours to the golden voiced,gitls. A little later, an anxious bandman phoned Sgt. ivlasori. ; : f'Gosh!" he exclaimed, "l cari.' t >pick out two guys fox you tonight. Everybody in the barracks :is fighting to come. Can't H jtlst. bring the whole band?""And; believe us, he did! On Christmas Eve, Drew AirW ACs 'n' their boy friends will party at the WAC dayroom, com plet. e ,with,new furniture. (Thank you,' offiCers who joined in the partyin g at the Officers' Club whose returns financed the new trimmings). Open house will -be held for all 'n' sundry, and this will be a: Christmas to be remembered by the boys of Drew. HIS GAL SAL Sal' f'ajari seems to be taking a definite interest in a certain new man., Yup, Sal, we hafh say so, George is plenty all right. Smart boy, and just the. right protege for you and E. B. Howat and Gladys Edge. Noticed, too, 'that Janet Sheldon thinks. he's a "good deal." Better watch it, Sal! Lieutenant Schmidt, the E W. (enlisted WACs) are about to petition you. They' d like you to bring that very tall, very handsome blond officer to dinner with you EVERY night. If you'd oblige, it would be a nice Christmas present for the morale of the detachment! Betty Bergren, that little blond sergeant from Minneapolis, has a way of putting her GI-clad foot rightinto the middle of things. For a little while, she has. been dating a man from the Maritime (traitor, traitor!) and he had promised to call from town, t 'other -evening, to make plans for a big date that night. DRrEW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 "' PAGE SEVEN DREW x MAS SCENES LT. DORIS E. WARD, commanding officer of the WAC Detachment, turned on the switch which lighted the WAC Christmas tree for the first time. This first appearance of the goy atmospher e and spirit of Christmas on the Base will begin the official observance of the holiday season. FIREPLACE decorations, plus United Notions flogs and a jolly Santo Claus, lend a Christmas atmosphere to the front office of AWUTC headquarters. Miss Jane Roth, secretory to Brig. Gen. Stephen H Sherrill, smiles her admiration. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS on the lawns of Base and AWUTC Headquarters, as well as Drew Field chapels, center around replicas of the Manger Scene, painted in bright colors and illuminated with spotlights. Here you see Pvt. Max Miller, designer of th'e paintings, putting the finishing touches on one of the decorat(ve scenes. Christmas Spirit Hits 1st Training By CPL. BERNARD LEVINE The approaching Christmas brought an avalanche of boxes into the 1st Training barracks with good things to eat from the folks back home. Each box made the rounds and was emptied in record time. The Christmas spirit is prevailirig, and there is good cheer here. Staff Sgt. Daley bought a Christmas tree for his home in Tampa. He was delighted with the bargain, because he paid $3.75 fo1 a large tree when one half the size cost $3 He changed his mind when he went to buy decorations. They were scarcer than. hen's teeth, and getting the small tree would have been the better deal. 553d Winters In florida's Cold, Likes It Sgt. Comillion has been singing over one of the. Tampa stations lately. He gets some as sistance from the rest of the choir. Staff Sgt. Firke left the office long enough to take his WAC friend to the PX, and at the same time to replenish his of candy bars. The sergeant has a sweet tooth, and the WAC. was cute. We don't know what his primary motive was in making the big step of leaving. the office; seeing the WAC or getting the candy. More former celebrities are .being discovered here. Pvt. Irwin MacNeil sang and acted on the stage for many years. Pfc. Henry P Smith is a former dancing master. He' s right in the groove, too, and will meet all comers in a jitterbug contest. FIREMAN SAMS TBy PFC.dL.SSA.WKA.STELY Versatile Pvt. Sumter Sams, a he 553 lS sure a lawyer in civil life, is also quite mobile battalion from handy with a stove. He makes things hot for ev.erybody, when the WAC area back to Drew he piles it on, in the morning. Ic d Pvt. Adams, Cpl. T. B. Smith and and now to East an to Pvt. Borgo are the leading con-top it all off to live in pup tenders for the title of chief of the other stove. tents during Florida's coldest Pvt. Perry has had the good spell in a decade. fortune to be .able to go furlough for Christmas. That's At least the coffee was hot what we call perfect timing. while it was being poured. The He lives in Niagara _Falls, and Mystery WAC reporter should if he should decide to get plan a trip out here and snap a married, he'll be in the right couple of pictures of what rugged place for. the honeymoon. soldiers look like with a three and four days' growth of beard. This week we have chosen the The morale of the battalion is one and only Cpl. Cronin as the high. man of the week. The corporal JOHNSON HOMESICK Is in the limelight more 'than any one around here. Everything happens to him, and he takes the teasing good naturedly. He's a very good guy, and we think the world of him. This cool spell, combined with outdoor living, makes T / 5 Elof Johnson homesick to be back to northern Michigan and do a little trapping. To his friends back home he was known as a second Daniel Boone. His love for guns fits i: very nicely with hi!;, job as Armorer for the Battalion. The following men were awarded Good Conduct Ribbons: F /Sgt. William B. Holland, T/Sgt. John F: Lohrman, T/Sgt. John E. Schofield, S/Sgt. Oral H Burk, Sgt. Leon Hirsch, T/4 Edward J. Bader, T/4 Richard G. Pace, T/5 Fred Weinstein and Pfc. Oliver H. Mcintyre. In the line of promotions; congratulations to M a j or s Charles E. Harrison and Alvis A. Koch. The Oak Leaf rides very nicely on their shoulders. Second Lt. "Wild Bill" Neely 1 was seen dragging a large snake around as though it were a pet. He took it to Battalion Hqs. and had S /Sgt. Bernard A Banks on edge until Banks found out it was dead. YARD-LONG HOT DOG A camp wiener roast was held last Sunday evening and enjoyed by all. A contest was held to name this area and the judges (secret board) arrived at the prize winning entry of "Robin son's Rendezvous." M/Sgt. W. H Walker was judged the winner and as his prize he was presented a foot-long hot dog in a yardlong bun by our popular Chap lain Lounsbury, unJer whose arrangement the party was sponsored. Our thanks to the officers who served on the c h o w line. Several Christmas carols, with the usual campfire songs, were sung around the fire to the a ccompaniment of music furnished b y guitar-playing Cpl. Roy C. Arwood, formerly of the Johnson City (Tenn.) Old Barn Dance program. The mandolin was played by Cpl. Dwight P. Gross, the violin by Pfc. Harold L Wright, and another guitar by T /i:i Joseph H Foster. More bad news for the Axis. We have a fresh crop of experts with the carbine. They are 2d Lt. Russell B Sylvester, 178 ; Pvt. Miska, 175 ; Pfc. Barilla, 175 ; Pfc. Daly, 175; Pfc. Emerick, 175; Pfc. Grey, 177 ; Pfc. Haught, 176; Cpl. Kay, 177 ; Pfc. Mason, 175; Cpl. Ragir, 175; Pvt. Taylor, 178; Pfc. Davis, 175; Cpl. Lorenz, 177; Cpl. Morehouse, 176 ; Cpl. Phillips, 178; Pfc. Wedre, 178. Gl Wives Arrive, Depart, Cadets Happy, Tearful By CPL. P. J. CONNOR Chuck Johnson should be a happy gajet these days, for his wife arrived in Tampa to wish the lad a Merry Christmas. Also in. the Christmas rush are such notables as AI Round, Paul Goff, Chuch Colteryahn and many others, who are fortunate enough to be homeward bound for the holiday season. "Little Boy" Beaver is far from a cheerful chum these days since his Mrs. departed from Tampa a few days ago. But he has Jjm Reed' s shoulder to cry on-and that he wilL Tom Fluege l v ocalist supreme, is still coat checking at the service club dances, while his w orthy ass i stants, T / 5 Oberdorfer and Cpl. Zimmer, are doing a fan c y job of ticket collecting. Whitey Tonn, of apartment 2-A, hote l 12-C-10, i s three-day pass ing, t o see his pilot brother who is handling a Fort somewhere in Florida. -. In conclus i o n from the gajets on the line, the gajets in the Pos t Office, the Service Club and from all corners of Drew, a Merry Christmas to all-and may the coming year spell "finis" to this, and all other wars.


SHAPELY JEANNE BATES, voted "The Girl Most Likely To Go To Hollywood," by a California high school graduating class, justified the prediction by _being signed as an actress by Columbia Pictures. Here she is holding the contract. BIGGEST MAN IN PICTURES is Hollywood's newest leading man, Willard Porker, 6 feet 4 inches toll. Here he towers above 5 feet 6Yz--inch Rosalind Russell with whom he will I appear iii "What A Woman. For a better ideo of Porker's height, consider these statistics of other movie stors: Fred MacMurray, 6 feet 3 inches; Capt. Clark Goble, 6 feet l inch; Walter Pidgeon, 6 feet 2 inches; Cary Grant, 6 feet l inch and Copt. James Stewart, 6 feet l inch DREW FIELD ECHOES, THUR! -What To Do In To-wn uso TODAY Noon-Wives' Luncheon 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, sup. per; 607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs St. Parish Night, Bingo, 506 Madison St. Dancing party, 710 Harrison St. (Negro). p-,tio dance, 214 North Blvd. TOMORROW 10 : 30 a.m.-Expectant Mothers Class, 607 Twiggs St. Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 6 p.m.-Carols, 821 S Rome-Ave. 7 : 30 p.m.-Art for Fun, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Christmas Story Pageant, 607 Twiggs St. Patio Dance, 506 Madison St. 8:30 p.m.-Santa Claus Party, 214 North Blvd. SATURDAY, DEC. 25 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 60'7 Twiggs St. 8 : 30 p.m.-Hi 11 b i 11 y band, 607 Twiggs St. Open House, 506 Madison St. Party Night, dancing, 214 North Formal dance, 214 North Blvd. SUNDAY, DEC. 26 9:30 a.m.-Coffee Hour, 506 M-adi son St. Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St. _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,_ DEC. 27 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 2 p.m.-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-C 1 a s s i c a 1 Music, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p m .-Gaines, 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.(Ne, gre). 8:30 p .m.-Sing cop a t ion, 607 Twiggs St. Special Program, 214 North Blvd. Movie, 506 Madison St. TUESDAY, DEC. 28 Noon-Wives' on, 607 Twiggs St. 7 : 30 p m .-Art for Fun ,607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Party, Service Center, 214 North Blvd. Photo Club (1st and 3d weeks), 214 North Blvd. Dramatic Club (2d 1d 4th) weeks), 214 Nprth Blvd. 1 8 : 30 p .m.--Community Sing, 506 Madison St. Typing 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. 29 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-Dance instruction, 214 North Blvd. 7 : 30 p.m.-Glee Club practice, 507 Twiggs St. 8 p .m.-Dance, 506 Madison St. Bridge, 214 North Blvd. Spanish Class, 710 Harrison St. (Negro). 8:30 p.m. -Feature Movie and Camera Club, 214 North Blvd. Coffe 706 Twiggs St. SERVICE CLUBS TODAY 7:30 p.m.-Bridge Tournament, 1008 Kay St. 8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tournaments, YMHA, -Ross and Nebraska Aves. Party, Christian Service Cen ter, Tampa and Tyler Sts. TOMORROW 7 : 30 p .m.-Dance for Drew Field 1008 Kay St. (Negro); also Carol Practice 8 p .m., Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler Sts. Christmas party at American Legion Service. Men's Club, 602 Tampa SJ;. DEC. 25 7 p m .-Special Christmas Party, Elks Club, Florida Ave. and Madison St. 7 :3 0 p.m.-Soldieis chorus, Chris tian Service Center, Tampa and Florida Sts. 8 p.m.-Open House, Y-MHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. SUNDAY, DEC. 26 1 p .nt..:_Open House, Tampa and Tyler Sts. 2 p.m.-;-Special guest hour, 710 Harrison St. Intersocial Club, game: ., 506 Madison St. 5 p.m.-Navy Mothers Club, 305lh Water St. 5 : 30 p.m.-Songfest and refreshments, Florida Ave. and Tyler St. First Methodist Church. 6 p .m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service Center, broadcast over WTSP. 7 p .m.-Vespers Service, 1\l[en's Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro). 8 p m .-Dance, Drew Field orchestra, YMHA, Ross and Nebaska Aves. 8:15 p.m.-Singaree and FelJow ship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts. 9 p .m.-Informal hour, Tampa and Tyler Sts. MONDAY, DEC. 27 7:30 p.m. Symphony Orchestra practice, Tamp:;and Tyler Sts. 8 p.m.-Ping-pong tournament, YMHA, Ross artd Nebraska Aves. Dance, 1008 Kay St. TUESDAY, DEC. 28 6 : 30 p m .-Victory Girls chorus, 1008 Kay St. 7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club, De Soto Hotel. 8 p .m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA,. Ross and Nebraska Aves: 8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Auditorium. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 7:30 p m .-Ping-pong tournament, 1008 Kay St. 8 p.m.-Community sing, YMHA, ij.oss and Nebraska Aves. 9 : 15 p m .-Camera and Bridge instruction, 214 North Blvd. RATIONING CALENDAR Ration Book No. 4'-may be picked up today at the B ase Ration Board. You must bring your No. 3 book with you and fill out qpplication available at the ration board. You may pick up No. 4 oooks 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 R good Dec. 26 ; S Jan. 2; T, Jan. 9 and U Jan. 16 All expire Jan. 29. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Green D E and F in book 4 valid through Jan:=-20 SUGAR Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid for five pounds throu,_h J an. 15. SHOES Stamp No. 18 valid indefinitely. Stamp 1 on airplane sheet book 3 valid indefinitely. Loose stamps accepted only on mail orders. GASOLINE No. 8-A coupons good through F e b 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 gallons. TIRES Inspection deadlines For A book holders, March 31, B and C holders Feb. 29. "I see Schmidt po St. Petersburg Information, guest cards, etc., at the Recreation Office, Defense' Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N > Phone 4755. -'','INFORMATION BOOTH;::_ a.Jl'l. to 11 p .m. daily, Ph. Unior. Bus Station, for ser-Vice : men and their families. HOME CENTER, 256 Beaci{ Drive North, open daily froni ti a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal Coffee and cookies. Laundry; ironing and sewing Bathhouse, suits and towels fot; bathers. Showers, shaving and.' naps. Dance instruction. _, ; PIER CENTER. Municipal Pier; Informal dancing. Game rooms/ pool table, writing rooms, lounges: : Dance instruction WednesdaY:.. USO CLUB, 433 3d St., S Writ.::; ing room, pool, games, maUing. service, sewing service, stationerY,; ; shaving service, etc. ,._. f 1 TOMORROW -.\ 7:30 p .m.-Jook d ance, game' night, Pier Center. Music Houi,)' USO Club. :-i SATURDAY, DEC. 25 ::, 9 a.m.-Christmas m or n i n g breakfast, Home Center. : 2 : 30 p.m.-Christmas day Dick Spencer Orchestra, USO. 7 p.m.-Informal dancing, us_p_i Club. -;; 8 p.m.-Formal. Christ m asi Dance, Tinsley's Orchestra, Piei:.f. SUNDAY, DEC. 26 -r 9 a.m.-Coffee Hour, papers. -Home Center. 10 a .m.-Leisure,. Hour, USC Club. 2:30 p m .-Tea Dance, Orches tra. USO Club. Classical recordings, Pier CeJ1 : ter. 5 p.m.-Canteen suppe.. Hom1 Center. Snack supper, USO Club 7 p.m.-Party. Pier Center. Iii: formal dancing. USO club. MONDAY, DEC. 27 p.m.-Dance instruction Ralph Case, instructor. Learn th1 latest dance steps and dances USO Club. USO Club. Square Dance, Pie Center. 8 : 30 p.m.-Informal dancing TUESDAY, DEC. 28 7 p .m.-Dance. specia l guests. Pier Cent .,, WEDNESDAY, DEC. : )-": _Noon-Wives Club Lunchedn: Detroit Hotel. Wives of all en: listed men cordially invited. .. 7 p m .-Dance ins truction-, Pie! Center. .' 7:30 p.m.-Bingo. Prizes. Serv: ice men' s wives invited. USC Club. Dance-Drew Field men specia. guests, Pier Center. DECEMBER 30 7 p .m. Games and i n f o r m a dancing, Pier Center. 8 : 00 p .m. Dick Spencer's or chestra, USO Club. "Sweetest little package_ ever handled.


Y, DECEMBER 23, 1943 upside down again." Plant City uso TODAY Skating -Pop corn and candy making. TOMORROW Christmas Party at Armory. SATURDAY, DEC. 25 Open house. Victory Belles are hostesses. SUNDAY, DEC. 26 Open house all day. Coffee aud doughnuts, vespers, Friendly Hour. MONDAY, DEC. 27 "Talk a Letter Home." Sead home a record for Christmas. TUESDAY, DEC. 28 Dance at armory. Meet at USO, 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 Bowling at. American Legion Alley, opposite USO. Clearwater LOUNGE. 601 Cleveland (opposite Capital Theater). rOpen 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the convenience of service men. BEACH CENTER. Open Sat urday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open week days by request. Directions may be obtained at the Lounge. DANCES: Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p .m., and Saturday from" 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.Municipal Auditorium. Visit Your PX! BRANCH LOCATION 1\1 a i n b e v e r a g e, c I o t h i n g, a n d merchandise store 2d St. & Ave. F. Special Orders PX Office, 1st St. & Ave. B. No.1 No.2 No.3 4 5 No.8 No.9. No. 10 No. 11 No. 12 No. 15 3d F. C. Filling Sta. 8th & Ave. A Area F on Ave. J 8th & Ave. H E-1st & Ave. L Camp DeSoto Plant Field 4th' & Ave. L Hosp. Area-B-10 1st & Ave. J 2ll & Ave. N Flight Line West Area 3 F. C. Hq. Ave. J at E. Fence Radio Programs By Drew Field (All broadcasts now made from bandshell on Drew Field. Any one may observe broadcasts.) MONDAY through FRIDAY, 12:15 noon-Treasury Star Parade; 12:30 p m -Drew Field Presents ; 12:45 p.m. -Latest United Press News; 6 : 45 p .m.Lowell Thomas. MONDAY through WEDNES DAY, NBC World News Roundup, 8 a.m.-NBC World News Roundup. THURSDAY, 10 : 35 a .m.-Drew Field B and Broadcast; 8 : 30 p.m. Regards Private Lobby. SATURDAY, 7:30 p m -Wings and Flashes. WhatToDoOnDrew-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 entertainment may be snipped from the ECHOES and kept handy for ready reference. THEATER Tll\IETABLE Nos. 1, 2 and 4--6 and 8 p.m. Nos. 3, 5 and G--7 aJHI 9 p.m. No. 7-7 p.m. No. 8-8 p.m. SUNDAY MA'.riNEES Nos. 1, 3 and 7-2 p.m. Nos. 2, 4 an. 5 will start at 1, 3:30, 6 an.m. Sundoty aml 1\lonplies for this J>icture ONLY. Showing of "DESTI NATION TOJ{YO" :It other theaters will n<>t :.Iter regular sche

PAGE TEN DftEW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY,,.DECEMBER 23, 1943 Dual Celebration In 'Dark' Africa Of 501st Co. Cuts Joyous Rug By CPL. JIM KU.LINGSWORTH With 400 men, escorts and guests enjoying an evening packed with fun, laughter and surprises, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 50 1st SAW Regiment, threw a longto-be-remembered dual celebration at Egypt Temple in Tampa, Dec. 15. Reasons for the dual celebration were (1) it was the second anniversary of 501st, it having been formed on Dec. 13, 1941, at Ft. Dix, N. J., and (2) it was the Company's Christmas party. Hoch and Pvt Louis Weisman, both of whom had their hands full with Pvt Billy Bruce, who hecame inebriated on of all things, four bottles of 7-Up and a half pint (of buttermilk-honest!) "EVERYBODY HAD A SWELL TIME!!! From the time the first man arrived until the party broke up, it proved to be a hilarious evening, with the CO himself, Lt. Henry W. Eaton, serving as a most gracious host, aided by Drew Field' s top MC, Sgt. Walter Glickman, whose rendition of a New York burlesque was sensationally funny. IMPROVISED DESERT THEATER. Remnants of blasted fort St Bernard Dogs is utilized by Special Service in no;th Africa for U?O and camp shows. Note spectators on forts wall. Captam Walter E. Marks, back from African war front, snapped p ix. Christmas trees, garlands and all the trimmings gave ample proof of Cpl. Frank Richardson's wizardry with decorations, and proved the perfect setting for a floor show that was tops, featuring a revue from the Club Hi Hat an:d highlighted by the talented Sherman Sisters. Need Own Ration SPECIAL SERVICE WORK Says 903d Scribe By PVT. PAUL HENNESSY theme of talks at Theater No. 1 by Capt. Walter E. Marks Report Shows Urge Of Soldiers By Camp Newspaper Service Soldiers overseas are be coming culture conscious according to the findings of a survey recently made public by Maj. Gen. Frederick H. Osborn, Director of the Morale Services Di-vision. t: The report shows that American soldiers stationed :':" abroad want some means of continuing their education in their leisure time. Interest was expressed in such s u b j e c t s as engineering, economics, the liberal arts and the sciences. Men wanted to know how they could "bone-up'-' on these studies. Apparently the schoolhungry soldiers were un-.... acquainted with the Armed .,,,, Forces Institute which pro\ vides courses in all of these subjects-and many more besides. The Armed Forces Insti.:. tute is an organization set up within the Army to help the soldier who is ambitious Music, but good, was 'furnished by the 465th Air Force Band running the gamut fr<;>m dreamy waltzes to torrid rumbas, with a dash of jitterbugging thrown in for good measure. Last week that gourmand of of Washington. 903d QM news, Cpl. Harlan, In lengthy. and informal to ::: 1 ft f I d" 1" where men of Drew Field who are associated with Special Service ::,;to help himself. Through it enlisted men and women are encouraged to advance themselves both within the Army and as a preparation for a return to civilian life after the war. e or n Ianapo works, Capt. Marks explained what they would have to :,:: he plans to break m his GI contend with in foreign service. i Guests of the Headquarters boys at the funfest were their two favorite majors ... Samuel Sansweet, Executive Officer of 501st, and William S. Weggenmann, both of whom had a swell time right along with "their boys." Food was the best drinks were even better as one and all will attest, and to top the evening off for the GI's Lt Eaton himself dropped by the barracks and personally tucked the men into their bunks ... at an ungodly hour! SHORT SIDELIGHTS Joke of the evening was on our genial adjutant, Lt. B 0. Greene Jr., who asked a lush creature to dance (her name was Bernice Sherman), .saying: "Come on, dance with the best dancer on the floor." Lt. Greene's face turned a gorgeous shade of vermillion' when, a few minutes later, the MC introduced the "Sherman Sisters" as one of the nation' s top dance acts---'you guessed it, Bernice was ohe-half of the act we have been unable to contact Miss Sherman to find out the veracity of Lt. Greene's boast Corporal Carmello Messina was a popular fellow throughout the evening-he was bartender. ... Two beautiful and vivacious lassies from Headquarters were on hand to brighten the festivities-the Misses Connie Kahn of long underwear and to enjoy Captain Marks traveled with a respite from his duties at the British in theil: historic marc_h Ward's p.nups across North Afnca. From his the Quartermaster Office. first-hand experience under with-Harlan recently completed a ering. el"\emy fire, he gave a vivi.d I descnptron of how recreation Is first-.aid course here on the Base carried on under front-line con-and it is his opinion that those ditions. St. Bernard rescue dogs you read I about should be put on separate Taking the groups from the rations. POE to the actual firing line, The 314th Hall inauguratCapt. Marks stressed how impor-tant was the need of Special ed a policy of washing the sixService men to arrange for their compartment mess trays which equipment before embarking. He helps to facilitate matters because pointed out useful contacts, how there is less mess gear for enlist-to separate equipment in bared men to wash. racks bags and the quickest man-A recent survey (unofficial) ner to gather talent for shows showed that 60 per cent of the aboard ship. 903d and 314th personnel areusing the trays. The knowledge of improvis-This week we salute the dts ing, the captain said, can be a in OCS (Old Cold Storage) which great asset to a SS representais under the capal;>le supervision tive.. He must be ready to arof Captain Paul G. Thomas. In September the OCS boys unloaded 33 trucks and 105 freight cars which consisted of meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, milk, butter and other items of subsistence. The total \\Ieight of the foodstuffs was a p p r o xi m ate 1 y 3,000,480 pounds. The OCS boys are M /Sgt. Dixon, Cpl. Howell, T/5 Sheldon, T / 5 Bowser, Pfc. Bowie, Pvts. Tobias, Gerken, Withers, Cleveland, Dan Watters and Bryant. T / 3 Barnado, Pvt. Naes and Pfc. G. L. Grimes take care of the refrigeration department. range for games under the most harassing conditions. He must be ready at all times to pack equipment and race 50 miles to the next stop. It is during the lull in action that the SS man works the hardest to keep up morale, the captain said. The talks were interspersed by humorous incidents that befell Capt. Marks during his trek from Cairo to Casablanca. FIRST CHRISTMAS for Dick Word Jr., son of Pvt. Dick Ward Sr., 756th SAW Com pany. The husky son of Theater No. 8's projection ist will be the engineer of his own railroad line 'this Christmas, for Dad edug deep into Santa's sack and found a streamlined iron hoss. the furlough section, and Amelia H I D e s L Beck, secretary to Major Sanu a anc 1ng gt acey sweet ... they shared the title "Belle of the Ball," Miss Beck' s fragile Southern beauty and by, Bewitches SOld AW Men Miss Kahn's dark-haired, brown-eyed personality augmented by a sparkling black and pink gown, wore a rose in her hair to lend the final touch. The "electric chair" was quite a shock to those who succumbed to the trick during the evening, attracting Sgt. Don Lewis and his lovely companion among others. Rumor has it. Lt. Eaton found it necessary to reverse his GI tie the next a.m., it having been "stained" with what he said was shoe polish (very red) F /Sgt. Gil Peiper, Sgt. George McClure, T/Sgt. Tommy Dykes and Sgt. Ray Hopper doing their best to bring about a rum shortage in Puerto Rico ... Lt. Charley Walker really has himself a time, commenting: "Oh, my, the women were cordial." Tech. Sgt. Ray Parker was busy monopolizing the time of Sgt. "Woody" Wood's beautiful wife, especially after she found out he was a jitterbug ... the Discharge Section was well represented, headed by Pfc. Louis By CPL. WU.LIAM SCHWARTZ ljutant's Section) was going with if you've never be.en bothered, and be-a ballet a short while ago. Today he Is a much wiser man, wildered, you should have been with us the other evening. besides being able to do a "tour We ducked into our barracks to esc:pe the icy blasts of jete on his left foot. Florida, and there circled around the sand pit were the Corporal J a m e s 0. Scott S-3 boys of the 503d SAW. (S-2) returned from furlough In the sandpit, his angelic face fJ.">om his passengers. (Some-aftet making with the third-softly tinted by the glowing body will hate us for this). finger-left-hand stuff. embers, was Sgt. Bill Lacey (the Corporal John Kirchgesner big tuffie froin the Range) doing (Central Files) has found a a Hawaiian hula-and not a potential Mrs. K. No date has movement or its meaning missing. been set for the wedding, but If Dorothy Lamour sold $5 000 000 Zits tells us that John. gets a worth of bonds, can you imagine tick just thinking about it. what Lacey could get at a rally! Corporal Buddy Towne has a The sergeant outweighs t h e cardiac condition by the name of sarong girl in several places. Miss Peggy O 'Neill. NO STATIONERY Sergeant Elmer Walter (S-3) received a risque Christmas card from one of his lovey-dovies, Corporal Bob Herfurth (S-1) has made a New Year's resolution not to give Corporal Morton Serota any more stationery in spite of Morton's winsome and lovable ways. Sporty S erg e an t Sulzby (Vault Section) has been having difficult:r collecting fares named Brenda. U.G THE WOLF That sharp looking chap at the Service Club dances is Sergeant Charles Ilg (S-1) of the Atlantic City Wolves. Corporal Charles Faullkner (Ad-A big bouquet of Christmas holly from the S-3 boys goes to Lieutenant John Valenti this week for his real Yuletide spirit. Believe us, this is just appreciation-not posterior os culation. Wha t sergeant, after a few beers, goes overboard for the very mature type (over 50)? We won't mention names. but he's a bewitching hula expert. (Please pronounce all the syllables in "bewitching.") Corporal Alfred Monteleone (Reproduction) has left for nine days of OCS (Old Civilian Stand ing). He will furlough in New York. Right now nearly 70,000 men and women in service throughout the world are utilizing a few hours of their off-duty time each week for study through the Institute. Some of them are =:: working for promotions in the Army. Others are working for high school diplomas or college degrees. Still others are planning to take over a good job after the war. All use the same medium --correspondence courses issued through the Institute by high schools, technical schools, and leading colleges and universities in America. Right now there are mm;e than 300 high school and technical subjects \Xhich the student may take oY,,correspondence direct from the Institute. In addition 82 '::: colleges anduniversities are offering extension courses .:o:o; in 343 subjects. Textbooks may be fprnished to groups :. ::.,:_:. within a single unit who co-operate in their studies : : A soldier may start taking a course from the Institute by sending a $2 enroHment fee to the U S. Armed Forces Institute in Madison, Wis. There are additional fees or textbook charges and the student may take as many courses as he desires. q Complete details for en-.. ,: rollment may be obtained from Special Service offi'=:=: cers, education officers and ..... librarians at all posts, camps ::;:and stations. } .. ::::: Mai. Kromann Joins 588th MAJOR ALVIN D. KRO-. MANN is the 588th SAW Battalion's new executive officer. Major Kromann has re cently returned from Alas ka, where, h e says, the tem perature often dropped to 40 degrees below zero. Cool Florida mornings shouldn't bother him, but it's not uncommon to see him standing dangerously close to one of the fireplaces here in Headquarters. Lt. Edward M. Kaydouh is the new assistant S-:4 of ficer.


Two Teams Tied in 4th Bn.League Going into the second_ series in the 4th Training Bat League, the curtainraiser showed the HQ Company trouncing the 584th Battalion club, 44 to 4, with Pampaloni and Renaker hitting the hoops for 18 abd 14 points respectively. The Company A club had a dif' \ficult time getting five men into Jpla y but finally began clickil1 g -to slap the 575th Battal-ion to the tune of 31 to 17, with-White leading the _score with 16 points. Lt. Trachsel for the losers was high with ten points. In the fastest game of the evening, and with the best display of teamwork on both sides, the 569th Battalion -shaded the 576th Scrappers by a 24 to 21 tally. Yarosevich led the winners with 8 points, and for the losers the scoring was even with Bindi andBullett tallying 6 <:!nd Parker racking 4 The cooks of Kitchen No. 24 had a postponement with the 765th Company, due to conflict with a previous schedule. In the first round last Monday evening the Company A team, Headqua-rters team and 575th won over the 569th, 584th and 741st, respectively, while the 576th won from the 765th by forfeit. The standings: HQ Company Company A 576th -56 9th 57 5th 584th 765th 741st Won 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 Lost 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 The league games. scheduled Jor next Monday night, Dec. 27, 1943, are as follows: 584th Bn. vs. 575th Bn. HQ..Co vs. 576th Bn,. Co. A vs. 765th Co. Cooks vs. 569th Bn. Lt. McCall Weds Jan. ,3oMiss Jessica, 2305 High land .Ave. Tampa, -has chosen January 30 to become the bride of Lt. Hugh W McCail, ,utility officer of the 501st Signal Air Warning Regiment., Ending a 15-month courtship which started five days after Miss Jessica's arrival in Tampa, the young couple will be married at Chapel No. 4 by Father .Martin. After a brief honeymoon, the newlyweds will make their home at 1914 Fig St., Tampa Miss Jessica was formerly a -resident of Reedsville, Ga. DREW FIELD ECHOES, JHURSDA Y, DECEMBER 23, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN Week By T/5 CLYDE J : LEWIS 'Lost' Birthdays Of Bandsman 'Found' By Pals After a brief breathing spell following th,e 'series of world conferences, the Allies this week opened important new offensives on a ll fronts, from the frozen wastes of north Russia to the bloody beachhead on New Britain. Ters'e military communiques reported successes everywhere, but-the enemy continued stubborn resistance, and every foot of captured grouri<;I exacted its toll of material and men. PACIFIC THEATER The most spectacular news of the week came from the Pacific, where American troops of the Sixth Army invaded southern New. Britain between the two bomb marked Jap bases on Cape Gloucester and Gasmata. As usual, American .. bombers prepared 'the way, .subjecting Arawe to the .heaviest bombardment of the Pacific war on Wednesday, and on the .next day, our troops swarmed ashore from their transports. The first beachheads were established after six hours of bitter fighting; .during whiQh not a single. American plane or ship was lost. American artil -lery has been landed and preparations-are under way for large scale operations in the general direction of Rabaul. The importance of the New Britain campaign can hardly be overestimated, for with the Gilberts in Allied hands, Rabaul wo.uld furnish another base from which to launch a doub.le-pronged air and sea .attack against Truk, key to the whole Japanese outlet defense in the Pacific. RUSSIAN THEATER In the European theater, the Russians were rolling forward in wh_at may turn out to be the .beginning of another winter-offensive <:!nd the first move in Allied stra t egy for knocking Germany out of .the war. In the south, Cherka s s y fell to the Second Ukranian, Army, and the Red salient immediately split into two columns, one driving north toward Smela and the other turning south toward Kirovogard, threat-By S/SGT. JOHN F. SUSZYNSKI ening the Germans, who are Alth h C 1 S J S h" d th t f h" b ogged down around Krivoi-Rog oug P am c Iavone guar s e secre o IS in the Dnieper bend. Farther age very closely, word leaked out that Sam of the 69th AF north, on the central front b efore Band h9-d ANOTHER birthday last Sunday. Corporal Mike Kiev, Soviet troops definite-Galdino, Pvt. Jock Giacomucci, Pvt. Mitch Miceli and Pvt. 0. ly stopped the Nazis and have even retaken a number of towns Nicolai Mehus banded together, set aside the dignity typi-west of Malin. cal of the 69-ers, and waited hand and foot on the modest Sam. ..The quartet wakened earlier G o b thi m USU5J-l _an_ d departed On e s 0 r n e s strange mission that mormng; they returned with coffee, toa s t A t s t k cereal and fruit to feast the honWGI or ored one. soNGs Too For Xmas After subjecting Sam to the rare Army treat of break-fast in bed, the group blended The walkingest man in Comtheir angelic voices in a redition pany C, st Training Battalion, of "Happy Birthday." Sam was is T / 5 Curtis Greenwood, appointso moved by the touching gesture ment clerk, who has the homing that he has forgotten (at least, instinct of a carrier pigeon and temporarily) his ambition to be a who has been known to outwalk civilian again. an automobile. En route to his family in St. Petersburg after the Private Bill Goodall returned day's work, he frequently arrives from his Staten Island tour at the gate ahead of those leaving laden with gifts and bubbling the company area by motor before over with the spirit of Christ-him. mas. Bill brought back a com-First Sgt. and Mrs: George W. bination record player and raOsborne are awaiting the finest But the most encouraging news dio, and a fine collection of of Christmas gifts---,-a bundle from comes from White Russia. The jazz records. Heaven. Sgt. Tony Orciuollo has German -radio for 'the last few He' s going to make "cats" out been plagueing the orderly room days has been reporting three of some of the "long-hairs" this week for train schedules and massive Red offensives, one around the 69th AAF Band Bar-telegrams. The reason: Mrs. Orciupointed toward the tottering en-racks-maybe? olio is leaving their home in emy base at Zhlobin, one toward G d 0 h Brooklyn to join her husband. Mogilev,_ and one between Nevel Sergeant or on Boot re-Cpl. John Grimmig spent most turned from Warren, Pa., where and Vitebsk, aimed at isolating he spent. his furlough, with some of his three-day pass helping the the Nazi legions before _Leningrad. tall stories about his prowess as Missus _with Christmas shopping. On M _onday, the Russians. them-a huntsman. Platoon headquarters has been selves announced an eighteen entertained recently by the car-mile gain on a fifty mile front Was It deer, or dear, you toon sketches of Pfc. Russell and the killing of 20,000 Germans hunted, G. 0. B :-okay, how can Sandgren who, in civil life, was a in this area. a guy keep tr.act ?f the proper commercial artist. seasons after spendmg some time ITALIAN THEATER in "sunny" Florida? Froin Italy comes the usuaJ. Corporal Don Stockwell is do-story of slow progress against ing some ja:zz fiddling againdogged German resistance. In-this time he is subbing for Pvt. fantrymen of the Fifth Army Frank Zecchino, and hoping that managed to take the battered there will soon be some Army ruins of San Pietro, two bloody Regulation against dance band miles north from Cassino, fiddlers going on furlough, so that and most important gateway to he will be able to give the barithe Liri Valley. tone horn his undivided attention. Action on the Adriatic con-. tinued, with the Eighth Army knifing farther across the Or tona-Orsagna road and holding against determined counterattacks. Both towns, however, remained in German hands. Last, but by no means least, General Tito, Yugoslav _Partisan leader, a basis for-optimism cnocerning a future invasion of the Balkans. Tito claims to have smashed the great German offensive and to have launched one of his own which has taken the rail junction of Banja Luki, about 50 miles south. of in central Bosnia. Partisan forces are -also reported ;:tttacking at half a dozen other places. Don, don't forget that :Pvt. Erny Giuliano, the short end of the string section is scheduled for his leave in the near future; you may as well start rehearsing his parts now. Erny expects to spend his furlough between Awmore and Zion Hill, Pa. (the home o.f the Harwicks)-and it all started when Erny met Sgt. Woody Harwick's sfster while she was visiting her big brother in Tampa. While we are on the subject of romance, whatever happened to the Clarinet School conducted by Privates Bob Budnik and Eddy Sliult, Incor porated-could it be that a total enrollment of one sort of complicated things (especially since the student's name was "Dor We do wish to recognize the fine touch football team of Co. B, headed by the company commander Lt. George Holmes, and assisted by Lt. Taylor and 1st Sgt.Cicalese and Sgt. DeMichel and Sgt. McCloskey. The business manager is Lt. William B. Wells. -Cpl. Cline, clerk of Company B, is really going to -make a. certain little girl happy when he departs for furlough. Here's hoping she hasn't given you the air for a 4-F. We wonder if Sg.t. McCloskey, supply sergeant of Company B, is still heading for the post office every time the mail comes in, looking for a .letter from a certain girl in Philadelphia. The sergeant is aster than a wild Indian. Saves Himself Work CAMP BLANDING, Fla. (CNS)-Pvt Peter Glod and a couple ofother guys were drafted to mpve a batch of equipment from one building to another. A pal passed. "Where you going?" he asked. "Payline," said Glod. pNew 7 60th Sarge Beams othy")? Tech. Sgt. Ellie Eaton'S' fan mail has reached such proportions tha-t he has been forced to engage Pfc. Gus DeRidder, saxist with Jerry Becker's Dance Orch, as his A small mob heard this exchange and immediately fell in behind Glod. All were welcomed cordially by the officer in charge of the detail who gave them each something to carry, although it wasn't a pay envelope. By PFC ALFRED -LEWIS We in the 760th welcomed a new first sergeant to our organization last week. We all-know how popular first-sergeants are, but our First Sergeant Coppel promises to be : tl;le most popular of all. He has us on the ball and the nien are taking more pride in their outfit since he arrived. Private Ira Dooley came back from a furlough arid we didn't have to ask him how he enjoyed it. If he were asked his reply consists of mumble. _.If you should listen carefully you would recognize it .. as,. "Cincinnati, ah, ah, ah.'' Probably had a good time. Private Luiz, our mail clerk, came _back smiling sheepishly and not saying anything. New Hamp shire must _be nice this time of the _year. We wished G od-speed to some more of our men who left last week for a .. furlough. They reluctantly accepted furloughs, (li'ear me rave). They are Pvt. Walter Koscielniak from .the Motor City, (Detroit, Mich.,. to .the ignorant), Pvt. John DeColfmacker f -rom (sigh) New York, T/5 Robert Deaf of Canton, !'a Pvt: ._Louis Goinez and Pvt. William Favela are now making the long; voyage home (for 15 days) to California, where they grow oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Statistics are from the California chamber of comme-rce. We have two or three poets 'in our company who hope to be the Joyce Kilmer of this war. A little comedy in this p oem which we think is how some soldiers gripe about Drew Field, The author is Pvt. Eugene W allace. BATTLE OF DREW FIELD Hark now all ye brethren, anil listen while I tell, Of the battle of Drew Field, it was a raging hell. Month after we've been fighting, from morn to late at night. private secretary. Gus' job is to K. P. Guard Duty, Guard Duty, handle all correspondence and to K. P., this is our sorry plight; interview the applicants who an Our backs are broken our swer Ellie' s ''Wife Wanted" Ad. hearts so sad, the Japs coul'd Pity poor "Droopy, brain child ne'er defeat us But we're laid low by the lack of ECHOES Staff cartoonist (Sgt. Harry Lampert, who now finds of -snow, and Florida's golden himself in the maelstrom of' a mosquitoes. -situation similar to that of our Due to the handicap of not havflustered T /Sgt .... Can it be_ that ing a chance to practice, the bas-Ellie and Droopy are one and the ketball team have lost their first same p _e_rs_o_n_ ? _____ two games. We know _that we have been improving and we will be ab'Ie to give any team a good game in a short time. Officers. Wives To Be Feted At Clearwater The first reply to our challenge was accepted by Company A of the 553d SAW. We looked for them in the West Area but could not find the orderly room. We Officers and their wives who would like them to contact us at .reside in Clearwater will be enEast 1st Street and Ave. N so terta'ined next Monday night at that we can make the necessary a Christmas get-together party in arrangements. Pfc. Dominick Al-the Clearwate r Library, located berto has been promising us big just east of the Service Men's things and we hope to get our Lounge, the Clearwater Defense first win very soon. We know Recreation Council announced. that the spirit is there and per-The affair gets under way at haps the 553d will be our first 8 p .m. Bridge and dancing arc victim. included on the program. KEEP AN OPErt N /NOAND A CLOSED MOUTH !U


PAGE TWELVE DREW FIElD ECHOES, THURSDA;!', DECEMBER 23, 1943 Mich 1gan Leads Best Dressed PFC. SOL KAPLAN PFC. AL WATERSTONE CPL. JACK R. ROMBOUTS PVT. SHIMSKEY S/SGT. NICK TRANIS AUTO STATE SOLDIERS GRAB 3 OF 5 POSITIO NS Well-groomed Michigan men came to the top this week with three among the week's five best dressed. The Mysterious WAC expressed her intention to spend her furlough in Michigan-the land of the smoothies. Corporal J ack R. Rom bouts, a ,--------. ---''----. tall blond with a strictly GI hair-yet and with all the competition do, is from Iron River, Mich. I'm up against, I really have to Our Christmas gifts are coming in slow but sure. The By SGT. ALVIN M. AMSTER Rombouts looked pleased when keep looking a bit of all right all other day we had something new, "Fruit cake patties. All Two days to go yet, by the asked to accompany the Mysteri-:the time. It isn' t hard one had to do was take a handful of crums which came in calendar but this columnist ou_ s WAC the Photo Lab. "All because I'm used to keeping neat. Liquid Cake Hits 3FC Soldiers SOld Unit With Receive New Colossal Results Designation this fame Is due to my mother," the box and squeeze. It was good and the boys of s..:1, :wishes everybody a Merry he remarked to the photographer. PIANIST KNOWS NEA.TNESS 50 3d SAW enjoyed the food and drink. Christmas: 'I'm Dreaming of "She started lectur.ing me at an Private 1st class AI Waterstone Sergeant Ilgs' gifts came. a White Christmas or "I'll ea::ly age on the Impc;>rtance of is the Detroit boy who always marked "do not open until Christ-the new IO-day course being B H neat. kept after me all stops the show when he sits down mas." .. given to all men of the 503 d SAW e orne for Chnstmas" Will the trme w.as m school and n<;>w. at .the piano. His close-shaven, Charles is always impatient and Regiment. Pfc. Peter Reid said, be sung by some of the lucky I m a grown-up soldier, shining appearance gets an equal took a It turned out to be "My cigarettes were in my pocket fellows who' pulled the cor-tshhe bstlilll" wRntesb mte .to ':ktheecp amount of attention from' fellow another frmtcake and brown non-d th d k' 1 e a om ou s Is WI om Gis. His solution of how to keep priority shoes. Pfc. B1,1shouse rebu; rect sticks day. pany C of theg 588th SAW. that press is a bit unusual, the ceived a group of lovely Varga No! I had to keep that gas mask Incidentally are you show-IT ISN'T JERGENS Mysterious WAC believes. Says girls. He's very bashful and his f f t ht h Th Waterstone. "It' s the wonderful Pr.,"'lem, Mr. AnthonY, 1s. What on or our s raig ours. e 1ng-.your return address w1th Fro_m Wyoming, S/Sgt. Nick "'u course includes' Chemical War-climate! No kidding, this Florida is he supposed to do with them? fare, First-Aid, Medical Lectures, the correct designation, "Hq. Trams, of the 3l4th was weather is so damp a .nd warm Isn't is against some kind of AR, and Carbine Fa-miliarization. Det III Ftr.' Comd ?" That's spotted by the WAC, that it' s just'. like putting ...your Circular, or ,Memo, to put up ., as h? was makmg his from clothes through a steam press pinup girls? Billfolds are numer-us, Y know. Club 1. every time you hang 'em up. My ous but. empty. Our number one 4th JralnlnCJ Helping the manpowel' short_aha.,.best-dressed-matenal look recipe calls for a quick, but brisk gift is cash but we'll settle for : age .... It' s congratulations (and m her eyes, the WAC pounced. brushing, hanging 'em aJI up anything. what about cigars? ) to Capt. Eyes straining over the shine properly-and the atmosphere 'Mrs. Cochran spent her an-. Ho'lds ct.nlc Bateman, Lt. Finkel, and S /Sgt. of the Sgt's metal, the WAC de-takes care of the rest." nual leave in Texas. 1 still McGuire, all of whom become manded, "How do you manage to didn't find out whether or not proud papas. of boys two weeks look like this?" Private 1st class Sol Kaplan, she remembers how to ride. Miss 0 ago. Confused, and blushing furi-Company D, lst Training Bat-sellers ls spendi"ng her leave n Athlet.cs M dd' b II s t 1 Tra epl"ed "It n t talion, isn' t ashamed to admit ore we mg e s g ous Y, ms r I lS ihat he looks nice for h1's off1"-visiting her .boy-friend who is Henry lnterdonati took the Jergens, lady, it's determination an aviation cadet, stationed out plunge two Saturdays a go. always to look exactly as I did cers. "I like to have my officers West' Physical instructors of the th d I d I see me !rooking nice. It makes Ne t h k e ay was marne was th 1 h t t h Fourth Training Battalion have Hartwes s ac papJ?Ies really shieked up that day! Be-em rea Ize t a I am he c ap I I You, I Love, conducted a daily clinic in the es. a!!d Joe Saling ... their sides, I just have to have that that can handle responsibility," You. That s JUSt a htle o_f one of administration of the War Dethem last week. feeling that I look all right to be Kaplan stated. the many ne:v books avallq_ble at partment Training Circular 87 e .said goodby to Bob at ease with the world." Wanted Five well-pressed, our newest library. I never real-calisthenics and associated Cheney, who went to the Replaceized how interested most of the ties. ment Depot downtown ... Cooks NuJ:I?-ber two Casa-neatly groomed Gis for next boys .are in literature. Pvt. BostKess-ler Roberts Castner and nova Is Pvt. Steve Shimskey, of week's best dressed coluhm. If wick and I seem to go for face-This program included the com-' all of whom the 552d SAW Battalion. Shimyou fit the above tious books, Sgt. Reposa enJoys pany and battalion athletic ofover to signal's 50lst ... Joe skey e,,xplailie, d his nifty attire, no reply is needed. The Mysteri-ficers andnoncoms of units in the th H t t h 'h k d WAC 'll f' d reading biographies. Corporal Fourth Battalion. Discussions Driscoll and Bill Sanders, ex-A-I us, aven go er oo e ous WI m you. Duggan is always engrossed in a were held on various methods and bigwigs, who left for bigger mystery, and Sgt. Walker oreads means of improving and unifying things "elsewhere." ; what is recommended. Pvt. the physical training program in Also goodbye to potential Wheeler and a majority of the the battalion. flyer, Sgt. Bill Kellar who's boys prefer the lighter literature, t d t th 314th' The clinic was supervised by awa1 1ng or ers a e s full of lovely illustrations. Esquire c d t b k w t d J k Lt. C F. Halsted, Battalion ath-a e arrac s. e no e ac is their choice. Pvt. D'Allesandro, letic officer-, T/4 W. T Wilson "Efficiency" Aiken recently Topkick Returns as Lieut enant assistant librarian, is always will-t t t-1 h" and T/5 "Tecumseh" McComus, ry1ng a new sun PO IS 1ng ing to suggest and ""!commend h" h h"l 1 t t It "Old H Week" la st week for L ... Leo. nar' at. hleti c instructors. IS s oes w 1 e xs enmg o an was orne "' teresting books. t t 1 t D t d Units participating were the onen a wn ec ure. ay on an C. Rohlfing smeyer at Hq. III Fighter Command. Lt. Rohl Are you interested in GI d t t Gastagna baclt at their first humor? A certain Gl, name 553 584 h, 576th, 569 h Bat-loves-driving. fingsmeyer, after an absence of almost two years, returned talions; 765th and 741st Com-given on request, expected to panies. Did you note that the "Burma to the organization of which at one time, he was first ser-'economize by doing his laundry. Road" is catching some of the geant. T1hitsh }V:tSt his mt etb.od.t Put' G s h .,, boys? 'It k M h 1937 advanced training at several co es In o a meal con ainer, en. err Lost, one lighter A grateful was bac m arc So.uthern fill container with 'hot water, Chuck Levy would appreciate the when he was 19 that Rohlfmgs-flying fields. add a can of lye, soak for fiff' d t h t f St However, just as he was about teen minutes, and then. mix m er s re urmng is missing meyer left h i s home own o thoroughly. H d At silver Ronson cigarette lighter Louis to enlist in the Army: Sueto receive his wings, Dame Fate He was able to salvage the on ore which sported his cessively stationed. at various thought otherwise, and last Au-Area where lost believed m De-. gust he was hospitalized for al-buttons! tachment's limits, he says. Army mstallatwns he came to Open letters are addressed to AWUTC Club We can' t forget those belated Drew. Field aqd the III Fighter most four months, the nature of T / 5 Gerald Limbach and T / 5 birthday wishes for Sgt. Ed Per'Command as an enlisted man the ailment disqualifying him Robert Herfurth. Better go easy A kins. E d from Adams Field,' when Drew from further flying training: on th efqod, Jerry. Remember, reception Brig. Causier, and Badm thmk you re was in its embry o days After his discharge from the you are still single and must keep Gen. Stephen H Shernll, Com-browning because you bought Lt R hlf' t hospital, orders brought him to th t 1 B b manding General of AWUTC was S t H T (I M ) B 0 mgsmeyer was ac mg th Th' d A F R 1 an eye on e wais -me. o held Saturday evening at' the thg t. 1 d ron an rown first sergeant and then f irst ser-e Ir Ir orce ep acement will you please stop hoarding that A W 0 f' a .ca en ar. .. geant -for the Hq and Hq Sq Depot and then to the III Fighter Old Spice Lotion! We naven' t a f I ce;rs Club, by Latest volleyball casualty, a beginning in 1942: He Command. chance with you around. the 503d Sig. A W Regiment. dislocation and slight fracture of held that position he lef t Still intE;rested in flying, the The other day an 'envelope, ad-The program incluqed dancing the little digit, r ight hand, was for' AAF Administrative OCS at lieutenant IS now working in the dressed to "All Civilian .Person-to the music of Jack Sarty's AW suffered by St. Joe Rarus (LD). Miami Beach in April. A June Air Inspector' s Office. nel," was given to Mrs. Nancy Dance Band and an Wond.ering why no Det. 3FC graduate, he was retai.. as asRamsey. It was just a joke and floor show emceed by Lt. Wi'lliam pmups m the ECHOES? No one sistant S-3 officer at M iami Beach most of the girls didn' t care for Steele. The club was beautifully has approached us with any pix. until last January. it. Mrs. Atterbury' s scream was decorated for the .occasion, and Let this writer have !our pinups RECEIVED FLYING TRAINING heard by the director of the Met refreshments were served. and we'll try workmg on the and she's expected to sign a con-Those in the receiving line were ECHOES staff. Since .he alway s had a desire tract any day t almost forgot General and Mrs. Sherrill, Col. Some guy, this S /Sgt. Lee Meto fly, Lt. Rohlfingsmeyer re to tell you what it contained. R W McNamee, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Guire became a papa Dec. 10, ceived an appointment in grade T 'was nothing but a tiny mouse. Henry R Chamberlin and Lt. and then completed three GI years, to flying school and successively _,Here's a bit of humor regarding Mrs. E. F. Metcalf. Dec. 12. completed his primary, basic and Kitchen 20 Again For the second straight week, the A W Best Kitchen flag has been awarded to Kitchen No. 20. Mess officer is Lt. C. J. Burley and mess sergeant is T /Sgt. William Casson.


DREW FIELD ECHOES, l;HURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 PAGE THIRTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES CLASSIFIED ADS GET RESULTS LOST AND FOUND LOST AND FOUND IF the pmon who l eft his automatic p encil at Base Personnel will identify FERED to finder. Write Melvin Stern, it, he can have it! W e can't figure 730th SAW Co Dre w Field, Tampa out how it works. Contact Sgt. Wm. Fl Gold at Base P ersonnel. LOST-Blue barracks bag full of launPFC. ALFRED LEWIS, Asn. 32544483. dry. L eft in car I hitched a ride with 76Qth SAW Co., your pass is at 312 from Tampa to Dre w Please contact Madison St. Don't you need it? Call Cpl. Bob Bacon, ex. 481. My buddies o write Mrs. Willski, who is hold-a r e tired of lo aning me socks. _______ ---:::--LOST -In Officers latrine B-C03, LOST-Red calfskin coin purse. Was Thursday, D ec. 9 between 10 a.m. and misplace d at the cadet party last Sat11 a. m ., e n grave d watch, bearing urday eve. Change in the pmse doesn t name Robert B Langan. Finder matter, but the soority pin and the please notify Headquarters and Plotpurse itself mean a great deal to me. ting Co. 569th SAW Bn. Could also use the aspirin which was FOUND-Mackinaw coat. Will the sol-in the purse. Finder please call Bundier who lost it please shiver down ==;:;;---:::;;;-;:;;;:; --.;;-;;-;;,;: to 714th SAW Co. orderly room and LOST .rewells Jergess watch, black see Pfc Benjamin .Johnson. He is band military type. Lost at Co. A, holding it for you. 588th area. FIVE DOLLAR..REWARD LOST -Green, Lifetime Parker pen. FOR FINDER. Pvt. Robert Wager. Contac t Cpl. G. I. Edge ; Base Schools C all ECHOES office, Ph. 287. Office SOLDIERS individual pay records be CF the officer. who left his little longing to SOULIER. WINTERMAN, "Blac k book" in the officers' sales and LAMPRECHT may be picked up section of Base Quartermaster, will see at the ECHOES office. m e h e can have it back. H e merely LOST While returning from town has to give me a few .of the local around midnight, S aturday last week, names in it. I don't' hail from New three modeling tools. Since I had just .r ersey so I really can't use the thing.. spent the last of my last pay en Pfc. Edwin F. Fultz, 903d Quarter-velope for them, and good modeling master. tools are scarce, I'll appreciate their FOUND-Billfold, at entrance of 3d return. Leave at the ECHOES office Fighter Command Hqs., on Dec. lOth. for P v t. DeFleurs. The GI who can identify it as his LOST-Yellow gold ring, wide band. and specify the amount in it, may Misplaced at Theater No. 3 on or collect it from Grimsley Hobbs. Staabout November lOth. Finder please tion Hospital, o/o Registrar' s Office. return to WOJjg Harold M McC!elFOUND-Wallet beionging to Lt. Wm. land, Co. A 553d SAW Bn. Hogan. Get on the beam Lt. Hogan IF the officer who lost his garrison and call ext. 408. Cpl. Kowalzke IS cap in a tree at the rear of the WOQ the man you want. will call at the WAC orderly room, FOUND-Silve r identification he may have same by identifying it. bearing the name Ra)ph Tardiff. D':OP LOST-Very good sterling silver i<;len in at the Base Specal Serv1ce OffiCe tification bracelet. It disappeared andpresent your dog tags to somewhere betwee n PX No. 1 and 8th on the ECHOES staff if you want 1t. St. Is inscribed "George G .Johnson. LOST-Wallet, containing Drew and Please return to Special Service Office. FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY TRANSPORTATION THIS GI bought himself a n Elgin ONE 16 mm sound pmjeclor. Will pay RAILROAD ticke t from Newark. N .r .. wrist watch and then received anothe r cash. Contact Sgt. Wm. P. M cCown. to Tampa, on Silver Meteor. Good for Christmas! Will sell the Elgin for 569th Hqs. and Plotting Co. or call until Feb. 17. $12. Write via Message $30 cash. Contact Sgt. R. E Bach-reside nce in Tampa after 5:30 p.m.. center to Lt. E. G. Stome, Co. B man. Hqs and Plotting Co 569th H-32074 553d SAW Bn. SAW Bn. '.A STITCH in time saves nine" but WANTED-Riders from St. Pete to R.C.A. Victor. po,table radio, almost what can w e WACs do without a sew-Dre w Field. Leave St. Pete 6:30 n e w Will sell for $30 cash. Contac t ing machine? Have one for sale? C a ll aC 'J and rifudrn at 5 p.m. ontact Cpl. S L Maust. 465th A.A. __ F_. Band. Lt p t D E t 2231 P At A. a in. Ext. 318 or e r. rew x IS there anyone driving from the vi-ELECTRIC Sunbeam Shave Master WILL pay $350 to $500 for car in good cinity around the Bayshor, e hote l to My husband, a former Dre w soldier. running condition: good tires, etc. Dre w daily? If so. and he has room now in England, has written r equest-Contac t Pvt. Siegel, Base Signal Offor one more passenger, Lt. Roberts ing me to sell it. Contact Mrs. Hoi-fice. .. (room 6, 14Dll) would be grateful. comb, Ex. 529. Base Quartermaster. MIDGET or portable tadio. new or Mus t .be out at Dre w by 9 a.m. and 1941 STUDEBAKER. two-door sedan. used. Have been missing those daily return around 6 p.m. Will gladly pay Excellent tires, no dents or scratches. C -5 for transportation. In good condition. Contact M /Sgt. serials. Lt. S R. haykin, Ph. 40 MY Mercury secran and I would like to Fre d M. Haga, Hqs. Sqd.. 488th 748th SAW Co join a St. Pete to Drew car pool. Bomb Gr., MacDill Field, or 3708 SUNBEAM electric razor. Late mode l Leave P ete at 6 : 30 a .m., return at Spruce St., Tampa. preferre d by my whis kers. Will pay about 5:45 p m S e e Sgt. Randa l 820 1936 PONTIAC tudor, A-1 condition. cash; though it's almost Christ-5th Ave. No., Apt. 6, St. Pete. excellent tires. good motor. Yours for Bmoams. b Sbq Bruce W. Smith. 594th WANT A CAR DRIVEN BACK FROM S V 396th Group. (Officers' VICINITY OF PHILADEL-PHIA A $300 cash. Contact S / gt. H Section ) ? m Brunelle. Co. B, 588th SAW Bn. I....:::==:.:.C!...._____________ coming back with my wife on .ran. 16 MM Cine Kodak Movie Camera. LATE moae1 convertible. (Don't 2, 1943, and will drive any late mode l F 1 / 9 lens. Model B also 16 MM crowd, g1rls ) CASH. Call (I'm fussy) back to the field. Phone projector, mode l B. Practically n ew, Cpl. Blakmore, Ph. 4o4. Sgt. Bragg, Ext. 627. an.d in excellent condition. ExceedTYPEWRIIT'ER of any breed, prefer-ARE you leaving Tampa Dec. 30 or 31, ingly less than p1esent or future ably portable. Will pay anything a for Richmond, Virginia, or points prices. Contact Major H aight, Ext. before-Christmas billfold can indulge North? Lady would like to share ex-633 in. Cpl. Canning, Ph., 2287. penses, can drive; and knows route IS your tent bare without a piano? SUNBEAM electric razor. My beard and Drew 717 or 703, You may have a good Milton upright, I will b e waiting for you fo Ph. 575. aJOr ync in perfect tune, complete with piano Lt. Rusting. 553d SAW Regt, Com-LIEUTENANT ana wire will share bench. for just $\00. Call on Pte : munications Co. expenses and driving in exchange for Byron Tilbury, Signal Hqs. Co .. Third GOOD second-hand 16mm sound pro-ride to Lake Charles, La., or San Fighter, or 5302 Florida Ave .. Tampa. jector, if priced right. Will pay Antonio, Texas, or vicinitY. :Leaving CASH. Machine must be in good Dec. 18th to 20th Call H-42111, Lt. or 1941 DESOTO Coupe, perfect condition. shape. Write or call Sgt. McCown, Mrs. Dees, or stop in at the 501st Fiv.e pre-war. tires, all good. It's 'the Ph. H-32074, Tampa. 569th Hqs & SAW Bn. smoothest dark green deal I've seen. PI tt c Pfc. R. A Brondage, 588th SAW FUNCTIONING car pool, St. Pete to Bn., Co. B COMMUNICATIONS receiver; Echo-Drew, has room for one more driver. HS ouLst: 7L:50La.m.r. hnand 5 ph.m. daily. 17-J'EWEL Benrus watch, yellow gold case and band. Very good condition. Will sell for $27. 50. Pfc. Robert T .Jones. Hqs. Co Plotting Bn., 503d SAW Regt. ee o son, P 493. as it does the trick. Lt. Rusting, ARE YOU leaving on or about the Ph. 575. 19th of December for east Tennessee? MacDill Officer's family passes, FOUND A bee-ootiful necklace. A GOOD engagement ring, brand new. issued to Mrs. Ruby R. Bond, Com-card bearing the proper description (Boohoo!) Size 5. Will sell for $25 if missary Card. currency, and valuable and mailed to T / 3 Rudolplh .Johnson. YOU want it for a pretty enough gal. papers. Dropped from car at 8 a.m.. 314th, will get it back to you. P1 t. David Dickson, Co. D, 1st SAW Dec. 20, near 9th entrance to Base LOST-Small coin purse containing Hqs. Finder please call Drew Ext. t t t 'd 11 dM '3 9 H I D 'ld t 2274 or return to Mrs Bond at Base s1x cen very 1mpor an o ars, a!' ar ey av son mo orMORE COflt hangers. Have had several Will share wheel and expenses, i! answers to my ad, but need still you have room for my wife and mymore. .Jealous. bunk mates are bor-self. Call and talk it over with rowing them from me. Pfc. Zika. WAC Sgt. Carpenter. detachment. D O you want to sell your radio? We ARE YOU driving to North Carolina on' or about Dec. 21? Am much in haven't any in our w ar.d at the hos-need of a round-trip ride. Will share expenses. Contact S/Sgt. Vemon al d some change. Had a very, very speCial cycle. Peppiest thing on wheel s. Call Hqs. Liber r ewar reason for needing that money. If you on Bill Caddick. 2d Reporting Co .. LOST -American E _xpress check for find it. please return to Private CoveY. 591st SAW Bn. $10. Lost on Drew F1eld. Contact Pvt. WAC Detachment Orderly Room. Ph. s -=pc:o-=r"ta"'b"'I"e. Robert Grenewicz, Co. B, 588th 231. plus all accessories. It's in excellent SAW Bn. condition, thoug;h an old model. $110 LOST -On!' each.John A. Yabroud, wallet somewhere between rifle range will make it yours. Call 619. Capt. 746th SAW Co. P! ease contact me! and E 1st. and M All papers in it Holden. Also lost, wth h1m-my watch .. If made out to Walter Rodak, Hqs. and two are found J?lease notify Plotting Co., 571st SAW Battalion. AMERICA ennel registered A Lmcoln S-3, Commumcat!On Dept. If you fl'nd ,t, you'll "et a REWARD. Cocker Spanie l puppies. Sweetest b mascots you ever saw, and grand 2 d Tng. Bn. GREEN and black Parker fountain gift for that little wife who sits FOUND-Flying glasses m case. Found p en, lost by Cpl. Ronald Luth, S-4 home waiting for you. Call Warrant near Main PX. Call 2287. Section. AWUTC. Ph. 659 Can' t even Officer J. W Lien, 1219 South HowFOUNDIdentification bracelet with ard. Tampa, Ph. H-3668. name Bernard Penn engraved. Owne LOST-One buff-colored suitcase. conMOTOROLA car radio, practically new. please call M5591. taining most of one poor GI's ward-Custom built for CHRYSLER product. I FOUND a bee-ootiful wedding ring robe. Lost the very day he departed Call Lt. Henderson, 840 e:'er forget. Sgt. .John D. Natale. 592d Bomb Sq, 396th Bomb Group. days. Thanks again. T / 5 .r. P Casa-If you need a ride, call Pvt. H M. rez. ALMOST new Underwood double-head Slaughter. Special Service section, WANTE-D-By mot her.who m sses her electric shaver for sale, or trade for Hqs & Hqs Sq. Third Air Force, 116 or 616 Eastman folding camera. T two officer sons. two lonesome ofT / 5 Bernard Slach. Co. B. 588th. 1102 ampa. ficers to b e our guests for Christmas Cleveland st .. Tampa. RAILROAD ticket from Tampa to Sa-dinner. Our household consists of vannah. Ga.. for sate half price. Price grandmother. mother. and "army MARTIN FLASH semi-auto. t elegraph $4 Atlantic Coast Line. P vt. I wife." Average home, average cook"bug, good as new. Will swap for Sukoenig, Hqs & Hqs Sq. Third ing-barring accidents. Call S-2602. camera with 4.5 lens. or better. Sgt. Fighte r Command. WANTED-Soldiers to care for fur-L. M Richards Co. C. 588th SAW ARE you leaving tor Texas around naces at Service Club in off duty time. Battalion. 5th and .r the sixteenth of December? My wife Easy way to earn that extra cash and I will share expenses and r elieve !or holiday fun. Apply Base Special WANTED TO RENT at the wheel, if you' d like driving Service Office or call 2258 Major .--:---companions. 1st Sgt. Witie Dunken, D elano. WILL some kind soul leaving an 503rd SAW Regt HILLBILLIES d b d t d apartment in Tampa let me know so WANT to join car pool. From L ynf 0 k '. goo o.r a G fa':' f my wife and I can move in from our wood" section of Tampa to Base park bench? Pvt. Westlake, Ext. 649. daily. Ph. 730. Capt. Abraha m jugs, washboards, bull fiddle. or what SOLDIER and wife would like fur-wANTED-To pool cars St. Pete to have you? All for fun, and lots. of it. nishe d apartment. prefe r ably in vicin-Drew. hours seven a.m. to six p.m. Phone S /Sgt. Raynor. Ext. 380. at 8 it} of Seminole Heights. Phone Cpl. Call St. P e t e 58-754. Pfc. R. A. Young, a. m 11 : 30 a m .. 1 p m .. or 4 :30 p.m. Jerry Kowal ski ext. 6 15. 766th SA v; Co FREE WANT AD FOR DREW FIELD MILITARY PERSONNEL IN Drew Field Echoes Base Special Service Office 8th & "B" Ad Classification CLASSIFICATIONS FOR SALE WANTED TO BUY SWAPS TRANSPORTATION GIVE-AWAYS LOST AND FOUND MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT PERSONALS HELP WANTED WANTED TO RENT Name ....................... Org. in th(> vicinity of Ballast Point Sec tion. near the Yacht Club. TampR, who would like to share in a car pool. Please call Lt. James D. Dunsmore, Ph 275. WOULD like to contact "nyone goingto Bradenton daily. Woulcl prefer transportation both ways. Leave camp around 5 p.m. and mus t return by 7:00 or 7 : 30 a.m. Will pay nominal sum to anyone d esiring an extra pas senger. Please contact at once. Sl!'t. R alph W. Yauman .Jr.. Del. 5 501 SA WR. Dre w Field. HELP WANTED SOLDIERS' WIVES wanted f o r s h ort h our shifts at AWUTC Officers' mess. Call Lt. MAN experie nced in typewriter r epair wante d for extra-special j o b Write Lt. C o urtman. DC. Detachment M edical D ept. BROADCASTING operators. Air soldiers, who are itching to g e t radio equipment into their hands. contact Lt. Kluge, Ph. 258. Monitor and engineer Drew Field radio broadcasts in your free time. ENLISTED man with watch repair ex perience, to work during off-

\ PAGE FOURTEEN DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 Base Outfits Strea mlined Spot Sh .ots (Continued from Page 1) I e o m p a r a b I e noncommissio11ed grade s Major Strickler started his Army career 21 years ago. Coming up through the years from a reserve Engineer lieutenant in 1922, he came off the gold standard in 1930 with a 1st lieutenancy in the Infantry reserve after transferring from the Engineer Reserve iit 1929. In July 1934, he was promoted to captain in the Infantry Reserve and in May, 1941 he advanced to his present rank. Assigned as an Air Corps .officer, Major ,Strickler holds permanent commission as a Major in the Infantry. Coming to Drew Field October MAJOR STRICKLER 10, 1942, he had been with the.----------------, colored troops as commanding officer of the 59th Aviation Squad ron, (Sep); and, up until.his present command, was the commander of the DeSoto area. Captain O 'Laughlin, the new deputy Base Detachment commander, formerly was the comMORE ABOUTCHRISTMAS 1\ t1i teers. We don' t like basketball. As Base Special Service Officer, and on behalf of all V; played in secret. lrJ Special Service personnel, I should like to take this opportunity Picking three known top to extend my siiicere thanks and appreciation to each ball handlers on. the 369th i; with Croutons a fast league. Hq's Co of the Semi-formal dance sponsored' by Roast Turkey Sage Dressing Fourth Tng. Bn. had a hard bachelor officers. Giblet Sauce fight ir wi1'lling over the 569th New Year' s Eve-Formal dance. Baked Squash As1>a.ragus SAW Bn. by a 32-28 score, The schedule for. the holidays He:>d Lettuce with Russia n D ressing SNOW and RENAKER led the at the A WUTC Officers Club is: Rolls floor play of the winners. Christmas Eve,' 4:30 to 7 p.m.-Mince Pie l ''ruit Cnke Ice Cream VICTORY, six foot. five inch Open house and refreshments. Cuffe center, paced the losers' scoring. ,, ; and was outstanding in clever baJl handling .... Co. "A" of the Fourth took a 37-28 victory over the 584th. First S g t KAISH and WHITEY HODGE pace d the clear-cut win for Co. "A.'' 575th SAW Bn is the cl a ss of the leagu e thumping 741 s t by a score of 34-20. Floo r play and e xper t m arks m a n s hin surpassed a ll othe r u nits in the leagu e ')UTDOOR G AMES CHILLED H eld in c h eck b y t h e bris k weathe r the 3 14t... and 3 d FC team s have been keeping their eyes m the hoops wit h s hooting practic e. H earing t h e ech o of d l'i v e A" t a kes us back t o days o f pass and cut d rive and keep d rivin g unde r the h o o p keep your eye on the ball a n d on the bask e t w o r k it in ... It was es_ tima t e d tha t 1.2 00 m e n a r e working the b all in under the Rec H all l e a g ues those m e n a r e out for the sport o f the b a ll game ... there a r e othe r s o n t h e field who enjoy the game a s spectators.


DREW FIELD THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1943 PAGE FIFTEEN AWUTC '5' Wins First 3 Games A wurc s to Play WA.Cs Rec Halls With Soldiers in Gas Masks at Recreation Hall No. 3 the Gls will see a Set Aside bit of funmness. The funniness will be when the A WUTC varsity bas-ketball team will play a team of WACs. But the catch is F r G that the AWUTC team will wear gas masks, boxing gloves 0 ames and shoufder pads. Two Rec Halls, Nos. 2 and 3, been set aside certain evenings for basketball games of various Drew Field units. Team Is Undefeated So Far; Fowler. Schechter on Beam By PVT. PETE PETERSON In their first three starts of the season Drew Field' s A WUTC varsity basketball team has gotten off to a good start. They beat Plant high school by 37 to 29, the Davis Islands Coast Guards by 54 to 23 and ran into Tartars in the 396th last Sunday, winning by 52 to 47. lowed by "The Cat," however, as Fowler got himself 13 points. ALL-OFF:ICl<.:R TEAM The 396th is an all-officers' team, .paced by Lt. Philpot, West Point star. Philpot did a bit of allright for himself by ringing up 23 .points. Lt. Witty, former captain of New York University' s basketball team, also went to town by caging 10 points. Of course, the game is a gag, but it should be something more than something to watch. And it is all a part of the big Christmas program to entertair). service men and women on Drew 575th A w Sinks 7 41st Basketball The weekly schedule at Hall No. 3 follows: In this last game Lt. John (The Cat) .Fowler, high point man in the City League last year, gave Rec up his distinction as being high point man t<1 Coach Cpl. Sol Schechter. Faced with defeat Sol got hot and began to sing some This 396th B om b a r d m e n t Group almost caught the A WUTC gang with their respective britches lowered. The Signal Corps boys, .loaded with former college and professional stars, were unprepared for such an array of stars and were almost rushed off the court. But they got together when Molinari, O'Brien, Fowler, Schechter, Underorfel and Hartung put on a Garrison finish to eke out a five-point win. Field. Soldier basketball fans are urged to come out and watch Muriel McSweeney and Elizabeth Blasco, demon WAC basketballteers, try to stop Lt. John (The Cat) Fowler, Lt. Aldo Mo and Cpl. Sol Schechter from scoring-even with gas masks, boxing gloves and shoulder pads. The time is at 8 o 'clock tonight. Recreation Hall No. 3. The game is part of the "A W Sports Jamboree" and plenty of other entertainment is on tap. A comical burlesque on the 'l;'C87 (those new and rugged calisthenics) will bring plenty of laughs; two boxing matches will lend excitement; and a professional wrestling match will provide a grunt-and-groan top-off for the athletic program. Then, the audience will hear the washboard rhythms of those three dusky jivers who have b een so wildly hailed by Tampa audiences. A novelty stage program will follow, wifh A W s own 465th AAF Bands (concert and dance) pushing out some mellow and torrid tunes. Five in Opener. Monday, 4th Training Bn. Tuesday, 5th Training Bn. Wednesday, 2d Training Bn. Thursday, A W U T C varsity games. By PFC. WARREN Mll..D Friday, 1st Training Bn. Saturday, A W U T C varsity Bucketeers from the 575th games. SAW defeated the 741st 34 Sunday, open. N Last Sunday, the 741st used the to 20, at Rec. Hall umber 3 Rec hall for morning, afternoon last week, in their first game and evening games. since coming to Drew Field. In the Rec Hall No. 2, soldier shows are held each Monday and For a new team, the men Tuesday evening. On Wednesday showed fine co-ordination and nights, the 1018th Quartermasters a splendid spirit of co-opera-use the hall ?asketball, and on Thursdays It IS reserved for tion. Speed and endurance the 396th Bombardment group. come from years of previous Teams wishing to reserve the Playing. halls. for may <;all the -physical trammg sectwn of Vet player was Lt. Edmund AWUTC Special Service Exten-Bloom, who says his playing days sion 810 started in the !fourth grade when the boys pitched in to buy a Sears 4 h T and Roebuck basketball. The team t ng was .the first in the school to play outside games. Wins Softball Game LOST ONE long shots from far out and rang up 14 points. He was closely folSpeedy Six Grid T earn Powerful In the game against the Coast Guards last Saturday John (Leaning Tower of Pisa), the Armenian from the University of Illinois, via Waukegan, proved that he is just The Speedy S1x, successors about the best center in these to the famed Terrible Ten of parts. softball, walloped the officers MOLINARI AGGRESSIVE the 576th Bn. in the first Lt. Molinari, a running mate for inter_ battalion competition :'The Cat", will do a lot of watch-. mg, as he and Fowler work to-m touch football, 36-6 gether with clock-like precision. TDs scored: Speedy Six: who used to them m for Manhattan college, IS one Lt. Mento, 2 ; Lt. Thornton; 2; of those guys who keeps Lt. Scheidt, 1; and Lt. Syzin and sets up play after play. wicz 1. 576th: Lt. Rooney 1. Schechter, the coach, who vowed that he would not play At the same time, on another this season, is as hard to keep off section of the spacious athletic the court as a fly from sugar. stadium, Mas t r o g i a c o m a's As soon as the whistle blows the Maulers scored on a pass from stocky coach starts squirming on Goldsmith to Spitzer to defeat the bench and soon substitutes Zimmerman' s Zephyrs, by a himself for one of his team mates. 6-2 score, in the slambahg secProof of his wisdom is his 14 ond game of the day. Both points against the 396th. teams played a good ball with HARTUNG SOME SHUCKS the finesse and bulldoggedness of the victors winning for them Lt. Hartung, who played six Base Begins Basketball ,'After Jan. 1 The boys hung together all through high school, when with only six men, they managed to win all but one game of the season. Lieutenant Bloom entered the army in January, 1938, and played with a YMCA team in San Juan, Puerto Rico. tie coached in Puerto Rico in 1943, but his team was handicapped by so little time for prac-: tice. The men did manage to win more than they lost. the Oaken Dipper. years of pro ball with the Pittsballs Saturday morning to TD scored: Spitzer 1. burgh Steelers, is one of those chaps who will break loose on a The Fourth Training Battalion softball team came out of the winter season moth Directly after the holiday seas on, the Drew Field Base Detachment basketball league will begin play in the new field house at 6th St and Ave. C. Lieutenant Charles W. Lyons, Base peysical training officer, announced-that all units having basketball teams and desirous ofen tering the loop, should contact the Base physical training office, Ext. 429 within the next week. Teams .from all units of the newly organized Base Detachment are authorized to play in the loop. The 3d Fighter Command' s crack quintet also will he available. The stanch rivalry of the Base Detachment intra outfits should add some class and color to the league. A vo1leyball league will also operate with the games to be played at night on the outdoor courts. Finals of the volleyball loop will be played in the Base Gym. A trophy will be awarded the. winners of each league Master Sgt. Ralph Greenacre piled up the most points. His playing goes back to the Acme All Stars, a high school team in Los Angeles. Swish Greenacre's fame r ests as much on his excellent basketball as on his high-flying drop kicks playing on the battalion football team. OLD TIMER Lieutenant Norman Trachsel got his earliest experience playi n g the backyard open-air courts on sunny Long Island. Later Trax was on the team at Long Island University where he made an admirabie record, and even now his endurance makes him a tough match for many younger men. Corporal Joe Huskocy played first in an Athletic Club in his hometown, Whiting, Ind. After several years on the team Joe did himself well in northern Indiana tournaments before coming into the army. S-3, ADJUTANT TEAMS LEAD 5TH AW LEAGUE brave sore arms and chilled o o scoring rampage at any time. marrow with a 6-2 victory Redly, Vet Tra1ner, All in all, this gang looks like over the 50 3d SAW Bn. Wins Army Award to ever The 503d "Chairborne Com-Corporal Jack Reilly, veteran (Author' s note: Some weisenmandos" crossed the plate first in boxing trainer who went into the heimers hav e siddled up to this the early innings of the game. Army from Stillman' s g rm, in-reporter and spoke thusly: "Wait Striking back, Fourth Training door retreat of the Jacobs beach-until they meet MacDill." To this scored six runs, while blanking combers, h a s bee_n aw?rd.ed a this r eporter comes back with the 503d ten until the ninth infor mentonous service this: Until the A WUTC is beaten ning, when the challenging unit trammg of boxers at Fort Eustis, we will offer free framsnatch scored their second run of the V.:...:a:.:. ______________ ball game. Lieutenant McCormack, of the 503d, pulled the fielding gem of the day by h auling down a line drive ove r third and diving into the dirt, full length, to double the runner off the bag. Both teams pla y e d errorless ball, making the game thrilr' packed or the spectators. Cpl. Paul Kolomber twirle d good ball for the Fourth Training team. BOX SCORE 5 0 3 d SAW Bn. (2) 4th Tng Bn. (ti) Posi t i o n Pitc her F / S gt. Bob Smith. C a t c h e r T / 5 K o l omber P v t M e l vin Smit h F/Sgt. K a i s h First Base Lt. Eric kson S ; Sgt. C ollins Second Base T / 4 J auntig a n Third Base Lt. M c Cormac k Shortstop S /Sgt. Tio S g t. H o dge Lt. M ento Heck ert L e f t Field By T/5 LOUIS KOZMA JR. Cpl. B enko wski C e n t e r Field Lt. H a l s t e d The S-3 and AdJutant touch football teams won both Sgt. w alters L t K erpewski th I k h 5 W Rig h t Field e1r games ast wee m t e th SA Football League. The L t Bra d lin Lt. S c h e i d t Ad' t t t t d f 1 Short Field JU an earn main a1ne 1rst p ace by coming from beT I S Friendenbe g Lt. Thornton hind in each game as they took the measure of Medics, 7 to 6, and thrashing ter:ors, 12 to 6 The S-3 Legion to Hold team had a mucl: easier time m shuttmg out the Terrors, 13 to 0 ? and the team, 20 to 0 Xmas Eve Party With the game a few mmutes --------------old, the S-3 team became "Red Hot" and on passes from Cannallon to Palen and Mazocca carried the ball to the Processors' fiveyard line from where "Pop" Bridges scooted around right end for the score. A pass from Can nallon to Palen was good for the extra point. With three minutes of play, Cannallon's pass into the end zone, meant for Mazocca, was deflected by MaeLennan into the arms of Lt. Williams for 8-3's final touchdown. Canto Lt: pass f or The night before Christmas a the e-xtra pomt was mcomplete. number of creatures will be stir-The Headquarters Company' s ring all through the house Lt. Nunn Sgts. Mayers and Kro602 Tam.Pa St. where the can Legwn, Tampa P os t No. 5, Is ger proved no match for the S-3 having a party for soldiers, their team as Cannallon comple t e d pass wives and girls after pas:; to Bridges, Thomas (Happy) Woodson, who Mazocca m an overwhelmmg VICwill preside, says there will be tory-, 20 to 0. music, entertainment, gif ts, prizes As a result of their doubl_ e v1c-(grand prize $25 War Bond), tory S-3 has a chance to he the songs, funny s ayings, food, and a Adjutants by emerging victorious drop of the creature. The joint in the game between the two can accommodate 300. The party teams next week. begins at 8 p .m.


PAGE SIXTEEN DREW Fl ELD ECHOES, THuRSDAy I p=--E=-C=-E:::..:..M.:.._:_:_BE_:R_2_::_:3,:___19_4_3 ___________ Santa Claus Lands at Drew RATIONlHG IS TOUGH on Santi:!, too. While on Drew Field Santa stopped in to see Copt. E B. Dailey, ration offi r, and that meat rationing hod caused his waistl int! to decrease to the point where the 'fit of his uni f<-ffi mode i1 look li-ke a Gl issue. Dailey mode some r-emark about Santo's r-eindeer, but 01d Kris said he didn't venison A PRACTICAL MAN is the 1943 Santa. Here he is about to load two worthwhile and well-earned gifts into the bomb bay ot a 396th Group Fortress ON-LY A FEW MINUTES after Santa Claus landed at Drew Field he was the toast (and envy) of every GL Old Kris, his back bent under a sock filled with loveliness scampered to the lawn in front of Bose Headquarters-and this is what he produced-a real, live pinup girL Yes, sir, Santo always bring' s what you want. The walking, talking pinup girl is Maria Hardin of the Post Engineers Office. SANTA HAD A GIFT for every Gl soldier and his gues ts. He made a special trip to the office of Lt George J May Jr., Bose theater officer, where he opened a sackful of free movie tickets. With these tickets, every Drew Fiel d soldier and his guests will be able to visit War D epartment theaters all day Christmas-and for free! You won't need a ticket to get into the theaters. The ticketman will hand you one as you enter.


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