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FIVE COLUMNS OF CLASSIFIED ADS ON PAGE 13 Drew Field Echoes SHARE THE RIDE WITH SOLDIERS AND FEEL BETTER FOR IT VOL. 2, NO. 43 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION DREW FIELD, TAMPA, FLORIDA THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1943 Frances Dee Makes Good For Drew Gls When Frances Dee she'll entertain Drew soldiers she means it. l, Originally scheduled to ap ... pear at the bandshell show Tuesday night, she was s t r a n d ed by bad flying weather. But she didn't give up. She tried flying around the bad weather, and until Tuesday evening it l ooked very much like. she'd make it. But the weather w.on out at Lakeland, where she was stuck for the night. Yesterday morning she resumed the journey-by bus. She and Nan Brinkly, who traveled with her, stood on a crowded bus from Lakeland to Tampa. Arriving here exhausted, she spent yesterday afternoon resting, the n spent last night attending dances at both Service Clubs. This morning she visited the hospital. After eating GI chow at a messhall, she will leave this afternoon. Brig. Gen. Stephen H Sherrill, Commanding General of AWUTC, NO CAPTION NEEDED praised Miss Dee and Miss Brinkly, a starlet, for their spirit and perseverance in getting to Gl LAU \ NDRY INCREASES Drew in face of their difficul-' \ ties. Meanwhile, Drew Field solOVER 500 PER CENT diers still were talking about the By PVT. PAUL HENNESSY The Drew Field GI laundry service has expanded more than 500 per cent since its inceptioR less than three months ago. The first week the Quartermaster Laundry Section opened for business 900 bundles were turned-in by soldiers. Now more than 5 000 bundles are handled accordi;.g to Warrant Officer Burleson, laundr y officer. Drew Field' s laundry is processed by the Quartermaster laundry at MacDill Field. Work is done at the flat maximum rate of $1.50 a month, with 30 pieces permitted a week. Through the Quartermaster, soldiers also m?Y use the dry cleaning service, which is performed by St. Petersburg establishments. Four-day service is promised. An average of 3,500 bundles of dry cleaning is handled weekly. Among the enlisted men responsible for the work are Sgt. Hiltenbeitel, Cpls. Grimes and Quigley, Pfcs. Ehillips, Weber;' Atkinson, McGuiness and Eckenroth, and Pvts. Eaton, Buddy, Machmer, Hugher, Chambers and Welch. Christmas Mail Will Be Jammed Two More Weeks The Christmas mail jam won't be straightened out for 10 to 14 days, Capt. W. J. Janda, Drew Field Area postal officer, announced yesterday. MP Embarrassed Love Unregulated The Air-WAC area is carefully guarded by what must be the most embanassed MP in the Army. Last Monday night he noticed a uniformed youth and an Air-WAC strolling in the Air-WAC area. As the two approached the MP, the youth casually draped an arm over the WAC's should.er. Remembering all his general and special orders at the' same time, the MP swooped down on the couple. "Break_ it up! Where do you think you are?" he yelled. The youth and Air-WAC remained exactly as they were. Perturbed, the MP studied the couple closely, then asked, "Hey, are you two related?" The young man looked at the Air-WAC, then replied proudly, "Yes, she' s my Mom. The Air-WAC is Pvt. Helena Clark. Her 16-year-old son Milton, a student at a military school, is spending the holidays with her. Berlin Papers Please Copy Jewish men of the 568th AW Battalion won plaudits for volunteering for KP and other duties on Christmas Day. An officer of Jewish faith volunteered to take over the duties of alert officer in order that au officer of another faith might observe Christmas. Berlin papers please cO})y. Many s oldiers have been disappointed because promised gifts have not arrived. Captain Janda explained there were terrifi c pile-ups of mail at St. Louis, Chicago and Jacksonville. Wartime transportation problems, insufficient and inexperienced help and a history-making use of the mails contributeQ. to the clog. Mail arriving at the field now was posted as early as Dec. 10 the captain said. The captain said that until Christmas day the flow of mail to Drew Field was only slightly above average. The day after Christmas, with the easing of the jam at Jacksonville, mail came into Tampa in avalanche proportions. Captain Janda said he has two 2%-ton trucks working 10 hours a day on round-trip runs between the Tampa post office and Drew Field. Captain Janda, a station examiner and inspector for the Post Office bepartment at Omaha in life, asked men to be pa tient. He and his staff are working at breakneck speed to inundate themselves from the sacks of mail. Worlds Events In Few Minutes Read the ECHOES' latest feature, "World This Week. This breezy roundup of what's going on throughout the world is designed to give the busy GI a chance to keep apace with the war in a few minutes reading. "World This Week" appears on page 7 of this issue. Invest in a few minutes reading and increase your IQ. Snappy Revue Coming Tuesday FRANCES DEE I swell bandshell show which featured Mal Hallett and his snappy Coca-Cola Spotlight Band. Hallett and four Hollywoodians s aved the day for AW Roundup Rally. In true trouper tradition they gave their all to make the night a success for more than 6 000 soldiers and a handful o f officers. Originally, the y were scheduled to be part of a giant program which was to f eature Actor Edward Arnold, Metropolitan Opera Star Marjori e Lawrence, Miss Dee and Radio Headliners Bob Hawk, Garr y Moore and Geore:i a Gibbs. ACTORS STRANDED Flu kept Arnold at home. Un favorable weather stranded Miss Dee at Lakeland, Miss Lawrence at Miami, and Hawk, and Mis s Gibbs at Atlanta. When Hallett and his b and and A'ctresses Annie Rooney, Ruth Brady and Neila Hart and Pianist-Singer-Composer Walter Juhrman arrived on Dre' w Field Tuesday afternoon they found they were the whole show. The bandshell, which seat s 5 200 penrons, w a s overfl_owing at 6:30 p m., 40 m inutes before t h e show was set to get under way. There w ere approximately 1,000 standees. Gls FRONT AND CENTE' R Enlisted men and Air-WACs had the preferred seats, filling t}:le area from the front. Officers sat in a small block of seats at the rear. Hallet master of ceremonies, A timely and tropical revue, up-to-the-minute and _in tune with the Great Wh1te Way, is scheduled for the Baridshell next Tuesday. "Step Lively' is the name of the production, one of the newest and liveliest of the USO-Camp Shows presentations. There will be no admission charge. The fun starts at 7 p.m. "Step Lively" offers rare. con; edy precision and personality m and tunes warbled b y stunning lookers who can_ really rock a song. Every act i s a novelty of its kind and a flash act is included i n smart rangement of entertainment. Hete's the cast: Joe Lane, master of cere m onie s. Three Ray s, all-girl comedy a croba ts. Mack Sisters, dance team. Sam Hearn, famous charac tet c-omedian. Three Dixo n Sisters, outstanding swing singer s Lane and Harper, song aitd comedy crossfire. Lawrence' Story, pianist and musical conductor. Raymond Pike Jr., juggler. Sam Hearn: Better known as "Schlepperm::m ," created his dialect character on the Jack Ben:py progra m Recently made a tour of camps in the United States and Canada with the entire Jack \ RAYMOND PIKE JR. Benny company. Schlepperman is an accomplished violinist and played with the New York Boys Symphony at the age of 15. Strange to say, Schlepperman never had the opportunity to play his violin on the radio pro grams Raymond Pike Jr.: "Youthful Juggling Prodigy." Not yet 20, Raymond has had eight years of stage experience as he worked with his father, the noted R aymond Pike Sr. for more than six years before going on his own. Young Pike has combined club appearances with v audeville and recently entertained a t the B a k e r Hotel, Dalla s and the Edgew a t e r Beach Hote l Chicag o This is his firs t tour with USO-Camp Sho:ws. This youthful jugg l e r combines the. quick hand with the sharp eye in the manipulatio n o f clubs, balls and t ambourines, and has a sly sens e o f humo r which highlights his work. His r emarkable coordina t ion with h ands fee t and h ead in meeting the spinning obj ects and a live l y s e nse of pantomime give the act a n unusual quality of showma n s h i p Officers' Wives Offer Free Mendi n g to Gls All enlis t e d m e n who h ave clothing in need o f m ending or minor alterations or who need chevrons or ins i gnia sewed on, m a y a vail themselve s o f fre e sewing service rendered by the Officers Wives' S ewing Club. Clothes should be left at Chapel No. 1 before 10 o'clock each Tues day morning.


PAGE TWO DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1943 '"' Girls Swamp SOld's McKaskey Timid Pfc. Is 'Victimized' Major Ewing of s 76th By Was on Dut if. Africa 'Twill be the day before New Year's when this edition ap---..,----'---------------------pears, Major Walter R. Ewing, And tonight we' ll make merry on th1ee point two bee1s. now assigned to the 576th You can let loose a little to gain your objecti'l!es-SAW, was one of the officers But be sure they're in compliance with Third Air Force di"there" during the African rectives. campaign, and his personal We re ret to say we have lost a lit&e confidence in huof the countries g d S 1 1 he VISited shou1d be of .great mamty and all associate species. evera co umns ago, we t t t ECHOES d d h s K ib 2d R ( C In eres o rea ers mnocently mentwne t gt. aa1 e, epor mg om-W k' tl 'th th pany, 503 SAW, was filled with the milk of human kindness. 9th 0l. m1r mos h Wlk Alas! the aforementioned milk has curdled. The good serrrd l't e .s lppe d geant refuses to bid us the time of day without coaxing. We aroun h tnpo 1 make a resolution to substitute homogenized milk for the saw much. t 0 recor m IS kindly variety from now on. It's more consistent. 0V:Infward Els ory. oun gypt exactly as I had IT'S STll.,L BOLONEY imagined it to be as far as the Sergeant Bill Schoninger reChapel Hour beggars, the bazaars aad the flies ceived four luscious salamis from are concerned. The Egyptians are New York. Besides spaghetti and the craftiest traders in the world, Hedy LaMarr, elongated sausages wll H possibly because they have been are our raison de vivre (French). I I onor in the game so long. They quote MAJOR WALTER R. EWING (then captain) in his Tripoli Headquarters office. Note modern telephone. The system was put to immediate use by the Army when it moved in. However, William would not sur-three prices, one for the natives, render any of his gift to anybody one for the British, and tne high-unless that person had the proper Gen. Sherr II est for the well-paid Yanks, who amount of ration points and could spend money with a royal hand. sing "Pistol Packin' Mama" in "Old Tripoli is now a native Calypso or Sanskrit. The ser-The 1 "A w Chapel Hour" pro-section off-limits to all American geant must think he's an ASTP gram held Sunday evening in board. Chapel No. 3 was conducted as If some of his buddies are a year-end program, with numerwondering what happened to Cpl. ous favorites heard during recent Salvatore Palermo, he can be found at PX No. 8 leaning on the months repeating vocal and in-cigarette counter, heaving. heavy strumenta1 selections. sighs at the pretty salesgirl. Next Sunday night's program will be dedicated to Brig. Gen. Although we've never had the and Mrs. Stephen H. Sherrill and pleasure of meeting Pfc. Ralph to A WUTC Headquarters. It will McKaskey (S-1) personally, be an all-request program, and Cpl. Herfurth thinks this story will start at 8 : 15 o'clock. about him deserves mention. Ralph seems to be of the bashPersistent Waitress ful type for whom the Hays Office was installed to protect fr.om shock. It took quite a lot of convincing to persuade him to attend the company party. The S-1 sophisticates had prearranged for eight lovely girls to pay undivided attention to the shy Pfc., and it is said that only the laundry man will know how scared Ralph was. RAPID CITY, S. D .-(CNS) A waitress in an officers' club here paged "Lt. Roger Wilco" for nearly an hour before a kind hearted individual explained that "Lt. Wilco" was "on furlough." pations, they still had the most beautiful array of silks and jewels I've ever seen. The world-famous Chanel perfumes originate in incidentally. "The morale of the men was very good, probably because they were busy with not only our work but the British ground lines which we needed for our own use. The food consisted mainly of rations augmented with local fruits, which were first approved by the medics. Women's Club Holds Luncheon January 12 The monthly luncheon of the Drew Field Women's Club will be held at the Air Corps Officers Club January 12 at 1:30 p .m. Mrs. Clare Sharkey and Mrs. Geqrge Weller, hostesses, are featuring an "All States Program." After a rollcall of States, the members representing various sections of the country will sit together at tables appropriately decorated. Facilities are available for members with children to be cared for during the meeting. Reservations may be made by calling the office of the club. H-8911, Ext. 850. Mass Hour Changed MODEL LYONS OF S-4 We have been requesteg mention that the concensus that for the model soldier of 1944, Pvt. Lyons of S-4 be elected. (Printer: Please watch your spelling. You've "electrocuted" two of my best buddies already). U. S. ARMY MIGHTIEST WORLD HAS EVER SEEN ,.,.:: "Very little meat was available The New Year's Day Mass :) and we did get very tired of scheduled for 6:30 a.m. at Chapel The United States Army, In the present war, U. S Spam. The supply of beer was No. 4, has been changed to 6 p .m. in entering its third year of casualties number 89,650, in'? soon exhausted and the boys This column is short, but 1944 is ready to bow in-so just five more words to everybody-A Happy and VICTORIOUS New Year. Leads global warfare, stands today as eluding 12,841 killed, 30,263 U didn't go for the green stuff beone of the mightiest fighting wounded, 23 ,954 missing and cause of its ill after-effects. About organizations the world has 22,592 prisoners. once a week we would have ice ever seen. The war department has reg cream, or rather, fruit ice. This A recapitulation of the leased some interesting com(: was sold at the coffee shops which Army's manpower and equip-parisons of war production in were reopened upon the lifting of ment figures, recently made this war and the last one. Here the coffee restriction, to every avaHable by the war depart-are a few pertinent figures. :( one's glee. ment, shows that the Army "Wh th ld WE HAD 55 PLANES :: :. en ever e Ice was so .. today is rapidly nearing its ::.,: the lines would extend for about wartime goal of 7,700,000 offi-When the l.! S. three blocks in every directioncers and men while U. S. in-World War I, It h!ld 55 a!rwhich is an old GI custom! Our dustry is producing the tools planes .and an Air Service mess sergeant took a few lessons a When World War I ended, Pl!lnes 200,000 men m the Y of ravioli and sauce which the the U, S. had an Army of Service. Today the Army if boys appreciated a great deal. m 4,057,101 men of whom 2,086 Au: Forces numbe_ r it "Much of the ruins of Tripole 000 were serving overseas. To-officers and men and m a sm-;;::: tania were in the process of being day the Army personnel al-gle month the U. S rebuilt before the war by Musso m most doubles the old figure !ures planes It did :':::: lini, and I saw some ancient and 2 500,000 of these highly m an entrre year durmg the \' mosaics and sewage systems still ;.;' trained men are serving abroad last w_ar. f' in excellent condition. Egypt is in every corner of the globe. Durmg World War I the :;:e a land of contrast indeed for even U S. a total of 132,among the surrounding 'buildings SAME MAIN ENEMY 000 machme guns. In tw.o t: dating back to history's beginning, .?<,.;_,_; Our enemies in World War I months of this year !ilone It I found a modern telephone sys, were the Central Powers with produced 150,000 guns tern, with underground lines. And th1 e 1 main threBat .. tO .ur anid 13 1 2 9 1 o 8 oo tsutb-madchmet gu7ns. V only a few cities of "the States" prmcipa a Ies were n am, n 1 urne ou 2 8,U have that feature. "' France and Italy. Most of our 000,000 rounds of small ammu,.,.,, "Most of our telephone W()rk CAPTAIN LEE R. LEFFLER is the new commander .of Negro troops of the Base Detachment. As commanding officer of the 59th Aviation Squadron, the 440th Aviation Squadron and the 130lst Guard Squadron, Captain Leffler has been with the colored troops of this Field for the past 16 months. 'r,:.f,: fighting was confined to the nition a month. In 1943 this d : front between Germany and amount is produced was one by a crew of former g France. week. New Jersey Bell Telephone *.. men. M/Sgt. Rovert Eastman, .. Our enemies today are Ger-The last 'war saw 80 tanks 't many and Japan, the latter a built. Now 5,000 tanks are a JUDior engmeer wr h Bell rn ',.:{.: minor ally in 1918. Our pri-made in two months. civil life, deserves a lot of credit for the excellent maintemary allies are Britain,, China On paper and in the field nance of the lines, ; .. "The danger element didn't throughout the world. ized. The old square division bother us after we once got used Despite the huge scale of of Wor,ld War I has given way :::_:: to it. At our open-air theatre @ the war and despite the fact to the new triangular division, :';., we often had 'double-feature' th t b f' ht 24 h' h 11 :.;:. shows-one on the screen and the a we have een Ig mg w IC IS sma er, more commonths already as compared pact, faster -and tougher. i) other furnished by the enemy re W.:. to the 19 months of combat we Army personnel has moved con planes and our ack-ack out?' h d th 1 t h d t k th th fits duelling overhead. a In e as war, our cas-a ea o eep pace WI e @1 ualties are fewer today than up-to-date equipment it uses. A "My biggest scare occurred %' th 1918 :::j when a Yank soldier was tempted ij ey were m This, then, is a portrait of k 1.,,, World War I casualties to-the American Army-the bigto PIC up a shmy, new trenching / shovel lying near where we were taled 260,496, including 35 560 gest, strongest and best Army working. I shouted a warning to killed in action, 14,720 dead ever to represent the nation t! him and he jumped a foot. Upon ij from wounds, 205,690 wounded, on the field of battle -just :::;j inspection we found a wire !I 46. missing in action, and 4,480 after the second. anniversary il wrapped around its handle pnsoners of war. of U S. entrance mto the war. _-:;.; which we left alone and reported to the sappers.'' CPL. LEON LIPSKIN of the 594th Bomb Squadron, thinks all other pinups printed in the ECHOES pale before his picture of Miss Annette Goldress who, he brags, comes from Philadel phia. Says Lipskin: "Broth er, if you don't think she has everything, I'll eat my complete OD uniform." Listen, Lipskin, you shouldn't have given the address, because the pinup editor is a Philadelphian and he knows Annette's pictur?Xos made on the beach a Atlantic City, near Steel Pie


DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1943 PAGE THREE Death Rode With 3 96th Vets A W Placement Program Proves MoraleBuilder program. Pvt. Harry D Lungren was being given plenty of transfers and pulling plentY. of KP. Examinatio n showed that he had been a printer for 15 years in civilian lif e. Now he is i n the Reproduction section of S-3. A qualified cook, Pfc. George J. Spadea, was taken off regular duty and given a cooking job in the 1st Training Bn. Cpl. Ernest M. Hickok, an Army radio operator, had b een "demo t e d to the task of answering a telephone. After a refresher course, he moved into the A W radio net. Now an a attendant in Offi cers' Mess o 2 is Pvt. Gordon G. Hennin BACK INJURY suffered in a train wreck forces T / 5 E W Burton (right) to wear a brace and disqualifies him from overseas duty. But the corporal, who was with Western Union and Associated Press in civil life, ,is a valuable member of the AWUTC pers.onnel, for he's communications chief at headquarters. "The job is swell," he tells M j Sgt. Raymond H Green, whose job in S-1 is to find places for men ineligible for overseas duty. Burton, considered the "da_ddy" of the AWUTC radio station, is married, has three sons in the Navy and is also proud of his seven grand children. Yanks Know Art Of Sending Japs To Tojo Heaven


PAGE FOUR DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1943 DREW fiELD ECHOES Official. Publication Drew Field P 0. Address: Drew Field, Tampa, Fla. Thursday, December 3 0, 1943 COLONEL MEL VIN.B. ASP Air Base Commander DREW FIELD ECHOES is a Post Exchange Activity, published each Thurs d a y in the interest of the officers and enlisted men of Drew Field. Authority Sec. II, W. D. Circular 55, 1943, under the supervision of Spec1al 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 Specia l S ervice Officer Lt. .Toseph H. McGinty, Editor The office ot DREW FIELD ECHOES Is located In Special S ervice 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 Ser. vice, War Department, 205 E. 42 St., New York City. Credited/ material may not be re published withor.t permisston from Camp Newspaper Service. (Photos by Base Photo Lab. ) [Printed by The St. Petersburg Times] VOLUME TWO-NUMBER 43 A New Year, A New Life "Your wars brought nothing about, Your lovers were all untrue; It's well the old age were out; -And time to begin a new." To all appear;mces past wars did bring nothing about; past lovers were all untrue, and surely it is well the old age were out, and good time to begin anew. This war SHALL bring SOMETHING about if 130,000,000 Americans have anything to say about it, as they shall. Yes, it is well the old age were out. It was an age of lethargy and indolence, of blind faiths and indifferent self-indulgence. We did learn something from our dark age however, and that was that the good thing must be protected with blood and tears, and charity must wear a shield. Fortified with this intelligence, we face the new age with new detenriination, pledged to believe nothing until we have seen it, taste nothing until. we have eaten it, and discard .nothing until we have gleaned its full and true worth. We are the only nation in the world which recognizes the power and humanity of the masses, and gives every ):Dan, scoundrel, wastrel, genius and Congressman, alike-gives to each all his righteous ineasure of dignity. God trust we are not deceived because we believe in the common man, and the beauty of a universal freedom. Let us prove that we are not, by fighting. for these ideals with nElw and religious spirit through -the new year, the turn:. ing polnt in the history of human error. When this victory is truly ours, we may really claim and preserve for all many Happy New Years!" See Our lawyer If ghosts could get up and talk after having rested peacefully for many hundreds of years, we would like to sit on a discussion of ancient law-givers. We would pick Solon, the Greek; Hammurabi the Babylonian; Moses the Hebrew, and Napoleon the Corsican. We would-quite naturally,. you know -be very quiet in our ignorance and listen to their opinions and their reasons for making their tolerant laws, which even today stand as part of this nation's law. Then, after they had completed their discussion, we would like to invite 'them to Drew Field, where theyiwould listen to Lt. Aaran Waldman, Base iegal adviser. Now we have every respect for Lt. Waldman; but we don't believe the efficient and brilliant Drew adviser could submif a brief any more capably than the forme:r; legal. architects. But we are quite certain his ootline of the Army's program of aiding the soldier in need of legal advice would. b e impressive to them. The soldier today ,is completely broken from former civilian ties, which often necessitate legal particulars to hold them soundly and safely together until he returns from war. Cqnsequently, the Army's method of aiding soldiers in need of legal aid is to be praised. Lieutenant W aidman is doing a splendid job at Drew. He deserves credit for his enthusiasm and sincerity. We know he will be glad to talk to you should some need arise for an adventure into the complexities of law. Holiday Joys in Wartime By Chaplain Francis L. Auer When all Christendom is celebrating the Savior's birth, we too are called to enter into the spirit of this hallowed time. This is the third Christmas season for Americans at war. The mutual destruction, of the nations is continuing towards unprecedented and immeasurable heights. Stormtossed tides of passion, sorrow, tears and despair sweep across the continents, encompassing' the whole earth. It seems as if all history is to be destroyed and the centuries of the past are to be buried and forgotten in a single vast tomb. ---=--.------=---'--And yet, amid the war-torn gether in their quiet hours to lis' world, Christmas season chimes ten to the Christmas carols, which ring out tidings of joy, of hope will awaken sweet memories of and peace. A tumultuous wave of the past in their minds and steel joyous sound encircles the globe. their hearts to new efforts of cheers the bleak polar North; it bravery and endurance in the gives an added bloom to the sun-great struggle that lies ahead, till ny and flowery South. There is victory is won, and peace, order n<> island laved by waters so re-and harmony among nations remote, or desert oasis girt by sand stored. so. inhospitable; that the Christ-All are warmed by the rays of mas tidings do not reach thither. love that emanate.from the Babe Behold, .amid all the horrors of Bethlehem. And as they kneel olf destruction, of suffering and. at the feet of their Infant God, d t they feel a sense of security and espa1r, s arts the vision that 19 confidence--feel that Jesus'is and centuries have not dimmed-that the ages of eternity shall not dim ever wiU be with them even in -the vision of the Babe of Beth-the midst of the greatest dangers Iehem. they h .ave to face in the present conflict. The darkness of .despair melts May our prayers. united with away as the blessed choir of an-theirs ascend to the throne of gelic messengers announces to the God, beseeching Him to abate the world the glad tidings of "Peace flood-tide of hate and blood that on earth to men of good will encompasses the world, unfte all and the star in the East sheds men in that charity which idenits luster of heaveilly light to tifies the followers of and guide pilgrims to the feet of the restore peace and order among Infant Savior. nations, .so that soon again, in On land and sea, on lonely happy -reunion, the Christmas islands of the frozen arctic or season may be celebrated without sweltering South, everywhere our the difficUlties imposed by a fighting heroes will gather to-world that is out of joint. Weekly Religious Services Sunday, .January :e PROTESTANT General Protestant Services, .. 10:30 a.m., Chapels, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Episcopalian, 7 a m Chapel 1, and 8 a.m.,. Chapel 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., Chapel 4 (except Sunday); 6 p.m. 2 (e,Jcept Wednesday.) Confesswns, 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 Co'MMUNION (First Sunday) Episcopalian, 7 a .m., Chapel 1, and 8 a.m., Chapel 4. Presbyterian, 8 a.m. Chapel 3. Methodist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 3. Lutheran, 9:15 a m Chapel 4. Baptist, 9:15 a.m., Chapel 5 JEWISH Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m., all in Chapel 3; Wednesday, 1:15 p.m.; Base Hospital. WEEKDAY Christian Service Men' s League, 7 p .m. Tuesday, Chapel 5. Communications to this eolunm must bear, for publication, the correct name and organization of the writer. Short letters are most interesting, and the right is reserved to e&t letters when spaee limitatiofts regti'ire. Music Room or Sleeping Room? Dear Editor: If the music room at the Service Club is intended to.be a goldbrick studio, a nesf for jay-, birds and a crevice for jitterbugs, in which one can recline upon a full-bosomed couch and sleep through Tampa radio programs, we wish a sign to that effect would be posted on the door, and the classical records in the Service Club. office would be taken out and put to good use on the_ target rrmge. However, if soldiers interested in ,the Ion{ hair art of classical music may have that small rootn to call their own, where they mafl relax, we wish that the jitterbugs would move out into the more spacious "orchestra" below, and leave the mezzanine to the mad music lovers. At least we have mor_ e dignity than to snore through Shostakovitch. Something should be done about this immediately. Sincerely, CPL. RICHARD DIADAMA Likes Drew Radio Drarna Dear Editor: I think the best way to make this. congrat is thru your pages, since the ECHOES 'reaches all over the field; I refer to the new radio show Drew Field is sponsoring, titled, I believe, "Regards, Pvt:'Lobby." All the fellows I know who have heard the show enjoy it plenty, because it isn' t the usual false interpretation of Army life and the processes of soldier-thinking tbat have been beamed at the world since radio waves first hit our shores. So it's gardenias to Pvt Lobby, and more soldier-written, soldier-enacted shows like' that. .The show can be heard and guys who haven't heard it should listen to it, every Thurs-. day night.-at eight-thirty on WDAE. 'Sincerely, PFC. PERCY DUNCAN We Have Your .Smokes. Drew.Editor: In your last football contest of the season I was one of the 10 winner of a carton of cigarettes, but never received them. I wrote you a card last week but never received an answer-or the cigarettes. Will you please let me know what the delay is? PVT. W. J. MAGDALENSKI 55 .3d SAW Trg. Btn. Co. C, Drew Field Are you at long last settled? We have twice. sent .your smokes, and e-ach time they came back with the Post Office's remark that yqu were unknown. Drop into our office and say hello-.and pick up your butts in person.-Ed. Ex-Soldier Manages Club Dear Sir: I received a medical discharge from Drew Field on December 13, and am now manager of the Service Men's Club, SP9QSOred by the American Legion in Tampa. We have an exceedingly nice club, free pool tables, nice lounge, ampl:e space for writing, free writing materials and really some swell food at very reasonable prices. I was mess sergeant in Kitchens 25 and 28, and feel assured my old buddies will be pleased to find me here. We are located at 602 Tampa street, directly south of Drew bus station. Drop. in and -see me, fellows, and see what a grand setup we have. JACK SCHOOLEY ECHOES Ads Get Results Dear Editor: Thanks to you and your fine classified ad .my barra<;ks bag has been found.. I was reafl happy to get it-back! I would like to thank you for runriing my ad. The classified ads in your paper do a great deal for the Gls here at Drew. Without this page we would .. have no way of reclaiming lost material, etc. I can't thank you enough. PVT. BENJAMIN NEGRIN We Agree With Gitlin Dear Editor: Week after week, issue after issue, I have been reading the Drew Field ECHOES with great enthusiasm. After seeing and admiring the photos of other enlisted men' s wives and sweethearts, you have printed, I have come to the conclusion that my wife can easily compete with any or all of them. I would greatly appreciate your printing the enclosed snapshot of my wife Helen. It was taken on the beach at Coney Island a short time before our marriage in 1940. Not being satisfied with one beauty in my family, we now have a daughter, named Carol Ellen, who was 16 months old December 28. Thanking you very much, T/5 SAMUEL GITLIN Hq. and Pltg. Company 572d SAW Il,;)Reader Gitlin' s answer is 10.Ed. ..


. DREW F.IELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1943 PAGE FIVE Salt Saves Lives I Of Yank Soldiers ln. New Guinea Salt, one of the most common articles on the dinner table, often means life or death to lost. American flyers in the South Pacific Theater, according to T/Sgt. Stephen Constande andS;Sgt. Michael Wroniak, recently returned from AAF installations overseas. Constande is convalescing from malaria at the Station Hospital. Wroniak was discharged from the hospital a few days ago. Your Uncle Sammy's se-crets f For a pound of salt, a native Guinea or the Solomons will .lead a crashed aviator back through the enemy lines and the :lense jungle to an Army camp )r airfield. Often the natives give up their own lives to protect the man they have con tracted. to help. Captain Snow S C Are not yours to give away L S g 0 Where ere you are, to whom eave I don't !"OUR YEARS OVERSEAS Th.lr d F -I g hter display. Constande, a native of SpringEield, Mass., is an aerial pho1to55 3d c k grapher who has spent four years -00 s lVerseas. Preceding his nine-By. CPL. N. R. month stay in the Solomons, he This week brmgs the de;pent three years at Hawaii t f f th f" t the bombmg Hlt' Sp' o t wtth The first raid from the Jap-ters company, 3d FIghter urese blasted him out of bed onto Command, has ever had. Our the floor of the barracks and the iecond attack found him in a company commander, Capt. f ilangar on Hickam Field, where Nelson M. Snow, is leaving Fo' o d R.l les ite was knocked against a solid to become a member of the wall momentarily stunned. Later, f 1e -.,',.,ent to New Hebrides anq Third Fighter Command staff. ::Xuadalcanal. For almost a year Capt. By PFC. L. s. KASTELY Wroniak spent most of his Snow has managed !he affairs Christmas has come and tinie on New Guinea, where he. f S C H b fought as a top-turret gunner 0 ig. Hq. 0 e was e-gone and even though no tin-in a B-25. During his 13 loved men sel w:,1s prevalent in the 55 3d and with his .Sig. SAW, the Yuletide spirit Oak Leaf Cluster with a recom-Hq. won many recogmtlons. nevertheless was ever presmendation for another cluster He will be replaced_ .. by Lt. ent. Only. a skeleton crew award. Formerly a papet: mill J h T C d 11 h sizer: he hails from Holton, 0 n. ar we w 0 was stayed in camp, but the ones N.Y. and trans-remaining sure enjoyed a Natives in New Guinea and porta bon officer. .Lt.Card-fine Christmas dinner plus the Solomons are eager to see the well's office will nc;>w be all the triminings. Our thanks lJnited States, according to the h dl d b Lt Ch t G ;oldiers. This fact makes the an e Y es er to the mess personnel for a laundry problem in the Pacific Turn. swell meal. 1lmost no problem at all, for Wedding bells are up !\merican has. a native man or that old gang of mine: Wedneslucky on furl.ough and :>oy who is a self-appointed guar-day, Dec. 22, brought forth those : .}i,tnW\k :liarr and servant -in the hope words, "I do," _from the T 1 t _hat he will he able to go along hps of Pvt. BilJy B. Gibson and Cl H F l t h reFm/Spgter,W'll' h t th A M' El' b tfi M B' lli air e c er, I Iam re urns e rmy Holland, T /Sgt. John E Schomarried in Cha'pel No. 2 and will fiE;ld, S/Sg!. George Lucas, S/Sgt. IJEW GUINEA MOVIES make their haven of rest in Tam-Mike Brkich, SzSgt. Frank J Moving pictures o the United pa. The best man was "Old Iron-Barker, Cpl. Alvm H Knochel5tates were shown in the theaters sides" McCormick. man1 Cpl: L Dums, T/5 ,here and 'the natives marveled "Sleep in heavenly peace."-Filippi, Pvt. W 1t the wonders of America and That's ,what the lads in Lower Wmdt, Pvt. Edyvar? Antocicco and ouilt up such a desire to. see it B-30 would like to do. But Pvt. Carl J Giacci. that they were constantly begging unfortuuately there is a voice More trouble for. the Axis: to be brought here. that rings loud and clear each Even our cooks are expert rifle" moment of the day, giving the .Taps captured on the islands boys little .rest. Who is the cuimen. First Cook P -vt. Hugh A. were thin, emaciated-looking prit? We'll give you a little Elmore scored highest last week soldiers, and these veterans of t the United States' Pacific AAF bin, his initials are .J. !R. Some with the carbine, making ex-tell us he is even worse than t f were amazed that the Nip-Kropidlowski. Could such a pert wi h a score of 182. P c. J,onese were able to hold out thing be possible? .James Cashner also made exin .the hills without food as Cigars, cigarettes, popcorn, with 179, and Pvt .Jack long as they did. Small bands chewing gum or is it just cigars? Newport hit the top circle with of .Taps hid out in the dense Anyway, a cigar is what we rejungles for' months after the ceived to celebrate the birth of a score of 177 occupation by American troops, one precious bouncing boy be-The following qualified as the sergeants said.. longing to the George Urbans. sharpshooters: T/5 L a n e J. Men in the South Pacific have The blessed event occurred Tues-Bailey, 173; Pvt. William L. their share of hardships along day, Dec. 21 .a,t 7:35 a.m. Five Emanuel, 168; T/5 Wayne Shaf with the fighting. Facilities for pounds and three ounces of heav-Th l 'ttl 1 d' '11 b fer, 165; Pvt. .John Croswell, preparing food are often poor. en. e I e a s name WI e l"or many weeks it was necessary David Giles Urban. Hi, ya, Dave, 162, and T/5 Milton M. Craw-to eat canned food under the old boy! What' s cooking? ford and Stanley Riehl; 161 trees or: whatever shelter one only take each. could fmd. Later, tents were b t f' t ,, c A t'll t f A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Why is it that one associat'es the changing calendar with one's youth? Seems as though this year it is unusually easy to think back to those days whe:n "goldbricking" meant skipping school, and "bucking" meant hitting the line with everything you had-including an inflated heart. (Such sentiment.) But anyway, that "big heart" business will come in this year. I ain't kiddin', honest! ALSO, NEW YEAR'S reminds me-"How many times is that character reincarnated, and why don' t they give him something besides three-c-ornered pants?" Immodest, I calls it. WAS ALSO THINKING the other day, that for resolutions. this beats all: I will not salute second lieutenants until they return my salute. (Involves only slight complications. Time and all that.) WATCHEU THE PELICANS dive 'down at St. Pete pier the other day. V e 'ry neat, that. They swoop around without batting a wing, and then dive on an angle-plash! They hold that over sized bill under till the water escapes, then-gulp! Right tasty, I'll bet m&' bottom dollar. (Every dollar is a bottom dollar for 'Adam.) ONE MORE THING before we get out of this dark type. (Printer, note. ) "Any New Year is a good New Year," with the reservation that it giyes us a gold-embroidered discharge froin a VICTORIOUS Army. CHOW LINES SEEM ENDLESS, but a chow line was never as long as the wait for a phone call during the past week. Over the holiday week-enq, every Joe in t4e U. S. A. made a phone call, we'll bet. Those five minutes or three minutes, whatever were allotted back home, were worth every darn hour spent sweating out the connection. '+he words the family managed to cram in_ brought everything fr.ont and center ... the Christmas tree in the corner; the neighbors next door talking about their son, father or brother somewhere far from that Christmas tree; the youngster on the .floor playing with last year's train, not missing. the signal he wanted for his outfit and knew Santa couldn't bring. The young lad threw the switch for his engine not thiqking that at that same moment a bombardier was flicking a switch somewhere up in the wild blue yonder. The coming New Year certainly brings a lot of bright thoughts The last words said on the phone calJ home ... "may your day be merry and bright" ... may Christmas, 194 4 bring true peace on eai:th. HOW WE LOVE THE WEATHERMAN and hiS great Florida .. perspiration just rolls off a guy these afternoons and at reveille it's dew literally dripping off your brow. Got lost in a 'London fog last evening con:iing out of'Theater No. 5 ; Coming through orange grove behind the theater, a guy could almost chew the thick, mucky fog with his teeth It's beensaid a number of fellows, recently moved from their old areas, wound up making New Year' s resolutions to "moider" the weatherman. CAUGHT THE HALLETT this past Tuesday, with much heP beat on the up-peat, and brown-beat on the down-beat, if you dig me ... (Of course, that' s strictly working backwards from the double Sunday-savvy?) The eds of ECHOES say "Nix on the Pix" of my pinup favorite, Stella from Hella, so I'll give you guys an idea through semaphor code. Like this: The right arm up, the left arm along the side, legs -(Oh-oh, I get the nix signal from six assistant eds.) "How can I stop from getting a black eye for New Year's?"-Pvt. Boo Langstap. Stay out of Silly Solly's, avoid the Singing Monster,Bull face, John Fut de Boomstaff, Rodney von Gackle, Homely Harry and his Bullburger Stand, Lady Epplebomb, King Boardface, Ool Smilp an:d Swamp No. 7. "Who is Sylvia? Pvt. Boop Gank. Wait until Rank Snotra sings on the tell all. Latrine Hour. He will "What are French fried mothballs?" Pvt. Allgook Slap. set up so that food could be a ou Ive mmu es. ompany IS s I wai mg or d t 'th a challenge to a basketball game. Any mess sergeant can tell you. prepared .an ea en WI some 1 t y The boys haven't had much time protection from_ the elements. 5 ra nng b .. th for ecause e ngorAnd now we further direct Evt. Mustygoolp Vitfit el Passbelch And accordmg to Constande, ous schedule ti:tey are_ further along the road to Just after being thrown out Guadalcanal now boasts a ce-u B but confident of of a cave after leaving Mongaria you will come to this group of mentfloored frame. nIt oasts givmg a_ny opposmg team real Flomdats rehearsing a soap operetta. These Flomdats are lurking Wroniak told of Chnstmas dmcompetition. in bushes near the underside of this flying apples, which are already aer in New Guinea last year. The F E The battalion mailmen, Pvt. cooked. These Flomdats are rehearsing installment number "Next menu was and baked our xperts Blair and T /.5 Burns, did so_me Week" entitled: "The Right To Climb A Tree," the story of Mary beans. swell work with the hef!VY Nibble, Girl Squirrel. Surgeon Probes Stomach Ills The Base Surgeon today continued his investigation into the cause of stomach disorders which afflicted 115 soldiers and three civilians after they had eaten dinner in a Drew Field messhall ChFistmas Day. The attacks were localized, according tc ol. Melvin B. Asp, Drew Fiek". commander. All but five of t; victims have been released f m the station hospital. Company C, First Training d Their slogan .is thusly, to quote Nibble: .:'I have never Battalion is proud of the record promptness and efficiency as reg-been up a tree some way of gettmg down. its men are making on the range. ular daily mail. Then there will be a fanfare of bugles blowmg while In the organization's recently in-. an announcer shouts, to wit: t d g f t t' Our red-headed switchboard "No other girl squirrel can make this statement!" e pro ram o ms rue Ion operator, Pvt. Earl Sager, is sure m ar!fis, 95 per have a popular man these days. He Here Is some of the dialogue '":'111--ha:re to qualified with the Carbme. is our walking PX man. The Fungbat, J?Other of Mary N tbble, Girl My son IS When the scores were talhed, message center tent is a busy agam after bemg run out of town. Once agam he can resume hiS Lt. Bernard Keller, in charge of spot when he is around. place as the world' s champion pusher-over of outdoor plumbing." training, found 53 per cen_t had (Then there will be a fellow playing an organ. ) made marksman, 33 per cent Mary Nibble, GirL Squirrel: "But what shall we do about and 9 per cent Chaplain Transferred Elmer? He chased. a whirlwind and thP, mayor won't like that. We qualified as experts. must call the shenff. The following qualified as ex-Chaplain Ford Gibson, Camp Just then several guys will chase you out of there, for which perts: Pvt. Henry Stein, 182; Pvt. DeSoto, has been transferred to you must be thankful, and let Mary Nibble, Girl Squirrel, climb Floyd W. Penders, 176; Cpl. Zane MacDill Field, where he will be her own tree. A. Bower, 176 ; Pvt. Frederick spiritual adviser to the 1899th En-Albrecht, 175. gineers Aviation Battalion. Happy New Year.


PAGE SIX DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1943 595th Bomb Men on Furlough Meet WACs. Keep Up Spiri t By CPL. HERBERT TARGUN New Year' s is in the offing and no doubt everyone feels this coming year, of all recent years, will be a momentous one. we are one more year closer to victory and. let us pray that this is the year that brings peace. And now for some more furloughee s of the 595 t h B omb Squad1:on: S ISgt. Albert Koslow is on furlough in the equally pleasant clime of Los Angele s, i s Sgt. Earl L Marsha ll. 19 Qualify In VD Class Two of our boys traveled to Pennsy l vania-Sgt. Valentine V Goreczny to Oil City and The extensive course d e s igned Walter Projzner to Philadelphia to teach enlisted .men how to P f c Chaunce y Wood went home to Chambers, Neb. Hope he doesn't get snowbound. MOM'S CHOW-WOW! combat and control venereal. dise ase ended last week with 19 men proving eligible to receive the We hear that he' really like s certificate of a teacher, Capt. A. his grub so his mother better E. Abraham, Bas e venereal co.n have ration points saved up. trol officer, ap.nounced yesterda y.' S ISgt. Howard A. Clarke is fur-The was given 50 ques-. }oughing at Rochester, N. Y He tions of the true and false n ature, is back from overseas after com-and the following men received pleting 50 missions. He left a grade of 75 per cent or higher. single, but there's no telling what Technician 5th Grade H C cupid might have done. A little bird (could be the Schroeder, 1st Reporting Comstork) told .us that Sgt. Charles pany, 1168th; T l 5 Andrew AdamReid and his wife might be son, 1st Reporting Company, hearing the patter of little feet 568th; Sgt. Jack Braumstein, Hq: in the nea.r future. And we arid 'Pltg. Company, 569th; Sgt. don' t mean the mice in the Walter E Smith, Sig. Hq. 3d FC; T l 5 Harold Harris, Company A, attic, either. 553d ; Sgt. Harold J Devine, 592d Santa Visits Army Kiddies A VISIT BY SANTA CLAUS highlighted the Christmas party held last Thursday afternoon qt the AWUTC Officers Club for children of Drew Field officers and enlisted men. Here we see Sarita chatting with four .. of the little guests, as Chaplain August W. Gruhn smiles his approval. Other featur-es of the program were a Christmas talk by Chaplain Gruhn, distribution of presents, a vocal solo by Cpl. Roy Glahn, music by a string ensemble and the Heights School chorus from Tampa, a magic and fire-eating act by Pfc. John Smith. More than 100 children atfended. Rumor has it that Sgt. Joseph Bomb. Sq. ; SISgt. Ronald DeLuca, Holland is interested in a mys-592d Bomb. Sq. ; Pvt. Samuel terious WAC whom he met over Dawson, 1873d Engineers: Cpl. the telephone. No one seems to Oscar Brandt, 396th Bomb Sq.; have seen her, but there is a Sgt. Ralph J Roberson, 593d strong indication that her "platiBomb. Sq. ; Sgt. Herbert R. .Hin num" hair is not blonde. at all, dricks, 592d Bomb. Sq. ; Cpl. Lovbut' merely the product of ad-erne Rathke, 593d Bomb. Sq.; vancing. age. Cpl. Howard L. Robertson, 916th Oft.ce 'rs Dance MEET OVER LETTERS Quartermaster; T / 4 Edwin G. Pink Pill Prevents. Cures and Airsickness While on the subject; we might Sing,. 751st SAW; Sgt. Earl F. At Elk T ht mention that Sgt. John J Guder-Schentel, 568th SAW; Cpl. Lyle E. S 0n1g muth was seen recently in town Foote, 568th SAW; T / 4 Virgil G. OTTAWA.(CNS) -A pink with an attractive.WAC. We hear Smart, 50lst SAW; Pvts. John J. At o 'clock this evening, pill. that.'will pre_ve?t or cure that he met her at the USO Smidt and Richar, d Owen, Medics. officers and their ladies will be seas1ckness and a1rS1ckness has where they were both writing guests at a dance to be held in been developed. by the Royal letters. He proceeded to take her 300.000 Face.. the .ballroom at the. El!ts club, Canadian navy out to dinner. Keep up the good M d so t et a d Flor da e work John. It's good fOr a J D ft n:e.1 n s re n I av .In order to test the capsules WAds morale (to say nothing of anuary ra A buffet supper will be served the Canadians built a roller sea-yours). WASHINGTON. -(CNS) -The at intermis.Sion and dance music saw with a large rocker which The other mght m town the Army and Navy are expected will provide'd by Bob' Forton's threw a .seated sailor up and razor-blade and peanut man at to call 300 000 new men into orchestra. According to Mrs. down while another apparatus the Air Base Terminal heard the in January, the Betty Wertz hostess at the of-tossed from sid& to side. He chanting a strange thmg. He War Manpower. Commission has ficers' the dance will be was then given a pink pill to kept. repeating, "Get your razor-learned. This quota has been set, "strictly formal," and will fea-make him feel better. blades and double-edged pea-according to the WMC so that ture' several special attractions in The pill worked. Now it\wm nuts." Wonder if it have the Army inay reach t; goal of keeping with the New Year's be made available to seaborne been auditory or 7,700,000 men early next year. season. and airborne troops. illusions? (It' s just him.-Ed. ) 35 Years Old. He"s Find Heart 1n 746 Sgt. Brigadier General 765th Me n Awarded for Good Conduct By T/5 JACOB L WARNER Parties have been the order of the week for the of the 765th SAW. Monday; December 20, a company party was givdn and was well attended' by both officers and enlisted men. IT'he party was complete with girls from Tampa and a five-piece orchestra. Prizes were awarded on the dance floor for the best waltz couple and the best jitter. bugs ANOTHER PARTY The second party of the week was the Christmas party in the Fourth Battalion dayroom, where the men were guests of Mr Cuesta. A variety of amusemegts 'was p resented for the soldiers'. approval. Dancing, games and carols enabled everyone to have a good time. Believe it or 'not, each girl and each soldier was given a present by Santa Claus (we noficed Santa wore GI shoes). The 765th has been unable to a baslketball team organized, and so far had to lose by forfeit. Most of the difficulty has, 'been the rifle school, which was held each night for a week and the firing on the range which prevented any organizing being done. However, Lt. Hirstius will attempt to organize a team soon. GADABOUT McDERMOTT By the way did you notice Sgt. McDeqnott at the company party? That's one lad who really gets around; T I 5 McGranighan didn't do bad either. (with the cake we mean). He was seen returning for more after devouring a slice of about 36 square inches. \ For the most-plagued man in the outfit we give you the mailman, Pvt. Gayer. We'll bet he' s one man who is glad Christmas is over. Many men of the 765th have blossomed forth with Good Conduct Ribbons which, -ac cording to the company order, were awarded for "fidelity through faithful and exact performance of duty, effiCiency 'sOUTHWEST R_A C IF I C.,_ (CNS)-Col. Frederick H. Smith Jr. who directed bu_ildV!g of advanced air bases m New Guine9, has been promoted to Brigadier General at the age of 35. He is the son-in-law of Adm. Ernest J. King, commander in chief of the U. S. Fleet. By PVT. ROBERT YEAGER football days in civilian life if through capacity to produce de-746th Company 2d SAW there was only one opponent be-sired results a.nd whose be.: tween me and the goal I wanted havior has been such as to de-The top kick had never looked so cruel and detailish as to reach I would stiff-arm him serve emulation." he did today to Horace Squirm And today of all days that out of the waY: and. that wo?ld The following were awarded be alL But I can' t stiff-.arm him. girl was coming to camp an. d' he was supposed to ask the What would I say at the court the ribbon: M/Sgt. Stanley Korn, top kick for the day off to show her around. Even in a good martial?" He felt so awfully M ISgt. Charles E Stevens, T /Sgt. alone. The Sarg looked so for-John D Thompson, S ISgt. Leon-' mood the Sergeant knew one hundred ways to say No. midable! And his vocabulary con-ard Finkle, S /Sgt. Dominique The whole company was lined up in front of the top kick sisted of one word, "No." Petrin, S ISgt. Howard Smith, Sgt. Julius Finkle, Sgt. Anthon) ready to be given their duties for the' day. Hor.ace .Pictured hi.mself ca.llH ankowitz, S g t James v Harlan Under the baleful stare of the mg his gul and saymg, due to T / 4 Arthur. J. Delucia, T l 4 YANKWIZ Sarg, the sheep started to feel a a. detail then he will surelY say unforeseen circumstances he bert H Borgman, T I 4 Fran},j little uncomfortable. He had deno!" And then came wha.t all would be unable to have her Russo, Cpl. Mild on J. Engesser -----------------tail written all over his 'face. the !iheep ha.d been dreading. come down and sh.o w her the Cpl. Edward M Jordan, Cpl 1. What is the facet of a dia-Horace felt his confidence in get-The segregation for the differit,",..;e, sa.id, ".if Howard J Niles, Cpl. Charles F By BOB HAWK d? ting a pass melt like a wiener in ent details. Even the word de-ey on Y a a es day m Shea, T / 5 E. Calhoun, mon a picnic fire. In fact Horace tai'l ltad a.. horri'ble sound to camp. Just one day when a.ll 2 Is the word damson cor s ld I 'll T 1 5 William J Farrell, T 1 5 Rus-. -didn' t feel like even asking him Horace. 'l'he same thing as say-a. arg cou say was .yes. r .ectly m this "I'd for one now Horace mumbled, ing cyanide or rattlesnake. It go to the chaplain if he refuses sel G. Hoefler, T / 5 Wallace R hke. a dish of damsons w1th my "How can I ask him anything in me, by God! I'll go to my Lindsay, T / 5 Roderick A Nurse, demi-tasse for dessert.". a mood like that-he looks like a C.O. He remeinbe.red that a T / 5 Walter Okuszka, T l 5 Herma n 3. What smellmg flowe wolf in wolf's clothing to me-for the warehouse. Orderly C.O. can say "no" faster and H Ottenhoff, T/5 John M. is named f6r a baby? there's only one other place I've personnel fall out. Supply room than a top kick. "I'm not Murcko, T / 5 Harce S. Parsons 4 Does an empty elevator. seen eyes like h i s and that was fall out." The ranks were thin-askmg for _much. I never reT l 5 Paul W Richardson, T l 5 the same amount of electnclty over dueling pi:stols at twenty ning out like a man's hair after fuse any hme they ask me to Alfred Stark, T l 5 Jacob L Wargoing up as coming .down? paces." forty and still Horace couldn't do something-never. I saw a. ner, T / 5 Joseph G Wininsky, Pfc. 5. Eggs turn How Suddenly the top kick was muster up the courage to ask fellow once and IW Frank E Pfc. Haro"ld does salt affect silver. speaking : "You men are falling the Sarg. Relentlessly the ax wound up hke a; camel. They Cower, Pfc. Everett A. McKinely, 6 A thermometer measures out entirely too slow .... You continued to fall. put a pack on h1s ba?k and he P f c Isaiah Moreno, Pfc. Gordon temperature. A _barometer meas-should be. out o:fi here in forty-walked. up and m front of H. Stene, Pfc. Charles w Spurures atmosphenc pressure and five seconds when you hear the Horace was watching the S.arg the orderly roo!D hke an e_xlock, Pvt. Harley E Elwell, Pvt. weather changes. What does a whistle." Horace mumbled to now in fascination like a cobra father m a. Theodore Hartman, Pvt. Dewey cranio-meter measure? himself, "What does he want us with a flute player. But although The kicks voice Hensley, Pvt. Eugene E Hooie, 7. ln the song "The Old Oaken to do-put on running pants and the Gremlins in green kept fall-cut mto Horace s thoughts. Pvt. Norway Houghtaling, Pvt. Bucket," the bucket is called follow an electh c rabbit out to ing out he seemed to be immune. "What's your name soldier?" John S. Itnyre, Pvt. Jerome S. "oaken" and "iron-bound." How the formation?" All the sheep I'll ask him now, he thought, but Horace Squirm replied, "Horace Kaufman, Pvt. Alvin Keever, Pvt. else is it referred to? were goaded into muttering low his feet seemed to be rooted to Squirm." "Well, stop squirming P aul W Kelly, Pvt. I saac W Kro-8. What advantage l s there I's wisecracks at this verbal harpoon the earth. He looked around him S A 1 11 d th t p t Ch 1 O C p t and everyone had been dilled qUirm. gir c a e up e on, v ar es onner, v launching a ship stern first in-that the Sarg launched. out. .All the others had shuffled orderly room and asked if you Francis E. O 'Neill, Pvt. William R stead of sideways? Then came a 'lecture on who off with that peculiar San Quencoul<1 meet her and show hei the Phillips, Pvt. Robert G Platts; 9. How many of the following did what wrong the day before. tin shuffle that is characteristic camp. It' s okeh. Stop in the Pvt. Paul Rauschenberger, Pvt. have both light and dark meat: No day ever g-ees by without of soldiers on their way to a de-orderly room for a pass." Horace John R. Roehrich, Pvt. Victor H. turkey, pork, duck and flounder? someone doing something tail. Well, now they were alone. almost fain-ted. The montain had Rubin, Pvt. Richar d Snellgrove, 10. Does the largest percentage wrong, thought Horace. "I The Sarg with his back to the come to l'l!eet Mohammed. ':\he Pvt. Stephen Pvt. Francis of a city taxpayer's dollar go for wonder if I should ask him latrine .and Horace facing them man the dog. The fish Van Cott, Pvt. Georg E : Wagner, schools, streets or sanitation? now," mused Horace. "He can both. was wa.kmg on land. Pvt. Glenn w. Wilkie\"'1 5 James (Answers on page 15) only say no-if I m picked for Horace thought, "Gosh, in my A top kick had said "YES." IW. Woody.


DREW FIELD ECHOES""' THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1943 PAGE SEVEN HISTORY haunts this focal Nazi stronghold, to reach which the Yanks of the Fifth Army have been b'lttling in winter-swept mountains just behind those shown in the artist's sketch, which also indicates the tough sort of country facing our troops. But once taken, the inset map indicates the open road that leads to Rome. Here it was that Hannibal fought The ancient Cassino Monastery dates back to early times. (International) By S/SGT. JOHN }i'. SUSZYNSKI Although their achievements were not crowned with glorious success which they had anticipated, Sgt. Will Krewson, Cpl. Joe "Pancho" Wright, and Pvt. Erny Giuliano deserve some sort of commendation for their noble effort in trying to grow whiskers so that one of them could play the role of Santa Claus for the old 69th AAF Band. However, Willie Krewson, now known as "Roly-Poly," did so well in enlarging his waist line that he drew a consolation prize from T /Sgt. "Scrooge" (formerly "Casanova") Eaton. Willie was privileged to act as Charge of Quarters on the SunMimi's mother (and not Mimi) day following Christmas. Of must have baked the cake. course Willie deserved to have CQ Christmas Day, but Sgt. Jerry Sedlak had established some sort of priority on that date and he threatened to take it up with higher authorities if he should be relieved of the detail. You should have heard Jerry's lusty and vengeful "Merry Christ mas" booming all over the place when he found himself guarding a deserted barracks. Somehow, Pvt. Bill Goodall managed to wheedle a good sized Christmas tree from Santa. After dragging it all over Tampa, and riding a crowded bus with it, Bill finally got the tree to our barracks. The Jerry Sed.;. All went well during our tour of the various organizations and headquarters _on the Base, in the spirit of the holiday season. The carols were well received, and our audiences joined in the singing that is, until we hit the Quartermaster's. gangthey wanted "Pistol Packin' Mama. Okeh-next year. Dee Clements, former drummer with the Band, has returned to the status of a civilian up in District Heights, Maryland. Santa and his CDD Board worked overtime to get Dee home in time to spend Christmas at home with his wife and mother. lak, with the able assistance of Dave Kuttner, one of our alumPfc. Del Purga, decorated the ni, visited Brother Bobby and the tree with improvised orriaments; rest of the 69ers last week. Dave and when the kids got up Saturwas on his way to New York City -----------.,-----day morning, they knew it was with one of the new Honorable The long -awaited and them serve to keep Christmas because of the i.mdis-Discharge Insignias tucked away much-discussed second front generals guessing. Army Mat Bout on Level; putable evidence on thegrand in his pocket. He will be-putting seemed a little closer this _THEA'fER piano in our Rehearsal Hall. The a couple of stripes and a good Actwn m Italy remamed m-Both Men in Hospital prize package under the tree was conduct medal, which he earned week after President Roose-conclusive. Attacking tfirough a big fruit cake which "Mimi," at Laurel Field, Mass., away in velt's Christmas Eve an-snow and mud the Fifth Army Pnvate _Jo s e Vasquez and. Cpl. vocalist with Sgt. Gordon Booth's moth balls as soon as he hits h t k s V "tt 1 Leo Harnson wrestled so v1gor-Dance Orchestra, had de.livered. NYC. It looks like Dave is lined nouncement of General as a en an. 1 ore, a _few ml es ouslv in a Lincoln (Neb) Army Because no one needed any bi-up with the sax sect1"on of Tom-. closer to Cassmo. Canadtan troops J Eisenhower's appointment as of the Eighth Army were still Au bout both men were carbonate of soda after eating the my Dorsey's Band-best of luck, supreme Allied commander. battling Tuesday for Ortona in a h_o_s_P_It_a_l_lz_e_d_. ___________ ta_s_t.;..y_c_a_k_e...;,_th_e_B_a_n_d_s_u_s_p_e_c_ts_th_a_t _D_a_v_e_. -----------. house-to-house death struggle de-An air of expectancy, Whlch scribed by observers as equalling prevailed throughout the world the battle for Stalingrad. at war for the last month, be-PACIFIC THEATER FLARES came even more intense, and The whole vast Pacific TheaGerman commentators speculated ter continues to present an enupon the number of combat troops couraging picture. On Sunday, waiting in Britain for the assault. Marine veterans of Guadalcanal landed at Cape Gloucester, on the western tip of New Britain. The enemy offered fanatic aerial opposition, but our pilots shot down 36 Jap bombers and 25 fighters, and not a single Marine was lost in securing the Three days after his appointment, Eisenhower predicted the European phase of the war would end in 1944. Sub-Depot Bosses Taking Lectures on Management HISTORY'S BIGGEST RAID The air offensive against Europe reached staggering proportions during the week, when 3,000 Allied planes blasted the invasion coast. It was the largest air raid in history, and the targets were so secret that their nature was noJ even divulged to the planes' crews. London had it that the objectives were German rocket-gun installations. The RAF paid a Christmas Eve call over Berlin, and reports filtering to Swedish sources indicated fires still were burning on Sunday. Meanwhile, confirmation of General Spaatz as the Allied air commander for the European Theater must have reminded the German general staff of his systematic preparation for -the successful invasion of Sicily. EASTERN FRONT The Red Army also contributed its share to the Allied "war of -nerves." For more than two months, it has lain coiled along a 3,000-mile front, lashing out where it is least expected, gaining g round, but withholding greater power for the supreme blow, which must come in con junction with action from the west. This week the Soviet drive toward Kirovog_rad lost,momentum. The Red column advancing toward Vitebsk has reached a point within eight miles of that northern Nazi anchor. But a new Russian offensive has developed on the central front west of Kiev. The First Ukranian Army under General Vatutin gained 25 miles on a 50-mile front, retaking Radomysal ar threatening Zhitomir, which h < been in enemy hands since f' r ly November. Any of these F, d thrusts may turn out to be U winter offensive: all of d beachhead. Responding to a request by Brig. Gen. C. E. Thomas Jr., Commanding General of Warner Robins Army Air According to the latest reports, Base, Ga. Emil Roth, vice they are advancing against fairly president of the Amsterdam l-ight opposition. N f All. d t th Syndicate, New York, is cur-ews o 1e a1r s reng m the Pacific is especially hearten-rently conducting a series of ing. The Americans and Aus-conferences at the 26th Sub traliims have established definite superiority in the skies over east-Depot here for the training of ern New Guinea and the water s supervisors and officers at off Bougainville Island, and the the supply station. landings on New Britain point to superiority there also. The conferences originated .at American bombers h ave op-the headquarters of the Air Serv erated almost at will from our ice Command, Paterson Field, Ohio, under the direction of new bases in the Gilberts, raiding MaJor General Walter H. Frank, Jap bases in the Marshall Islands every day for the last two weeks. last spring, when the services of Add to this the substantial airtopnotch personnel men from various industrial centers were support which has helped the secured. Chinese win their great victory at Changteh in Hunan Province, These men, from Ford, General plus the growing Allied air forces Motors, Carnegie-Illinois and over Burma, and the future for Sears Roebuck, were called in to the. looks promising in-initiate the program,. which has deed. as its primary objective the in Soldiers Rescue N. J. Symphony JERSEY CITY.-(CNS)-In desperation J Randolph Jones, conductor of the Jersey City Philharmonic orchestra, wrote to his ex-bull fiddler, P:vt ,Joseph Maino of Bayonne and begged him to get leave at Richmond, Va. so he could play in the opening concert of. the season. A couple of days later Pvt. Maino arrived accompanied by his bull fiddle and three other musicians. During rehearsal Pvt. Maino up and left, explaining he was scheduled to get married. He returned in time to play in the concert which was considered a huge success. struction of supervisors and officers in the AAF supply depots. "These meetings are held to help men and women to better handle their jobs and employees so that the sole purpose of the supply depot may be carried out. And that is to get material and supplies overseas to the various fighting fronts," Roth said. He said that 21 officers, including General Thomas and other genera l officers, and 180 civilians attended the original course given by the various personnel men. They found the lectures :So interesting that none missed a session. RESPOND 100 PER CENT The men and women of the 26th Sub-depot who attended the course have responded 100 per cent. Supervisors have often found the solution to their diffiTWO SUPERVISORS of the-26th Sub-Depot, Miss Kitty Adams and Allen DeWald, look on as the instructor, Emil Roth, explains a point in one of the lectures by means of a poster. culties from their fellow students, as they discussed problems concerning their departments. At the completion of each course enrolees go back to their departments, armed with a better understanding of their work and better equipped to teach workers under them. At present the r e are 125 officers and supervisors taking the eight-week c ourse. The main theme, according to Roth, is threefold. "We give them lectures on job management, problems in handling employees, and the intelligent instructio n of people," h e said. "The meetings are of two hours duration with 26 c onferences in. all." TIME AND MONEY SAVED The nee d for such a cours e i s understandable i n consideratio n of the vast amount of stock tha t passes through the Drew warehouses daily. Hundreds-of items require due attention, and each transaction involves much paper work. "We tell them that the -keynote of management is in thinking things through," Roth s aid, "and that time must be considered in the same light as money." Various aids have been put into the hands of the supervisors among them a job progress chart which informs employees, as w ell as employer s of theii improvement. G eneral H H. Arnold, Commanding G eneral of the AAF, approving the program, said in a l etter to the Army Air Forces supply depots: "Campaigns are won by well-laid plans."


-AVA GARDNER, an MGM lovely, holds the key to a happy ond victorious New Year. From little stamps big bonds soon grow, and the faster the bonds grow the faster victory sprouts. TWO POSES are better than one, we always figure. So we give you two closeups of Barbara Hale, a rising RKO-Radio starlet who has one of the big roles in .:Higher and Higher," which is scheduled to open at Drew .Field theaters Sunday. JEAN PIERRE AUMONT, who made his American screen debut in MGM's "Assignment in Brittany," and who has just completed "The Cross of Lorraine," is en route back to rejoin the Fighting French. Here h e is sporting his new Free French shavetail's uniform. r What To Do In To-wn uso TODAY Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-Mr. and Mrs. Club, supper, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p .m.-Spanish class, 607 Twiggs St. Parish Night, Bingo, 506 Madison St. Dancing party, 710 Harrison St. (Negro). P >tio dance, 214 North Blvd. TOMORROW 10:30 a .m.-Expectant Mothers Class, 607 Twig'gs St. Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 7:30 p.m.-Art for Fun,-607 Twiggs St. 9:30 p .m.-New Year's Eve Watch party. SATURDAY, JAN. 1 Noon__:_ Wives' Luncheon, 607 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, JAN. 2 -9:30 a .m.-Coffee Hour, 506 Madison St. Coffee Hour, 706 Twiggs St. 3 p.m.-Philharmonic Symphony broadcast, 607 Twiggs St. 4 p.m.-Fireside 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 e Blvd. 7:15 p.m.-"Let's Discuss," 607 Twiggs St. 8 p.m.-Forum, 214 'North Blvd. MONDAY, JAN. 3 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, 607 Twiggs St. 2 p m .-Sewing Class, 607 Twiggs St. 7 p.m.-C 1 a s s i c a 1 Music, 607 Twiggs St. 8 p m .-Games, ping-pong tournament, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Sts. Debating Club (1st and 3d weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negro). Spanish Class (2d and 4th weeks), 710 Harrison St. (Negro). 8:30 p .m.-Sing c o p a t ion, 607 Twiggs St. Special Program, 214 North Blvd. Movie, 506 Madison St. TUESDAY, JAN. 4 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. Photq Club (1st and 3d weeks), 214 North Blvd. Dramatic Club (?d 1d 4th) weeks), 214 North Blvd. 8:30 p.m.-Community Sing, 506 Madison St. -::'yping Class, 710 Harrison St. (Negro). 9 p.m.-Chess Club, 21'!.-North Blvd. 9 : 30 p.m.-Educational Movie and Typing Class. 710 Harrison St. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5 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 Hour, 706 Twiggs St. Knights of Columbus Invites Soldiers Knights of Columbus meetings are held on the second-and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Father Toomey, pastor of Sa cred Heart Church, stated, "We are always very happy to have any of the boys attend!" The meetings are held at the corner of Cass and Tampa streets, above the military bus station. SERVICE CLUBS TODAY 7:30 p.m.-Bridge Tournament, 1008 Kay St. 8 p.m.-Chess and Checker Tournaments, YMHA, Ross and Ne-braska Aves. 8:30 p.m.-Formal dance for officers, Elks club,. Florida and Madison. TOMORROW 7:30 p.m.-Dance for Drew Field men, 1008 Kay St. (Negro); also Christian Service Center, Tampa and Tyler Sts. 8 p.m.-Watch Night Service. Christmas party at American Legion Service Men's Club, 602 Tampa St. JAN. 1 United Seamen's Service Center, Eagle and Parker Sts.-all day celebration and merrymaking. 7 p.m.-Special Christmas Party, Elks Club, Florida Ave. and Madison St. 7:30 p.m.-Soldiers chorus, Christian Servic(! Center, Tampa and Florida Sts. 8 p.m.-Open House, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. SUNDAY, JAN. 2 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, 30olfz Water St. 5:30 p.m.-Sodgfest and refreshments, Florida Ave. and Tyler St. First Methodist Church. 6 p.m.-Victory Vespers, Christian Service _center, broadcast over WTSP. 1 7 p.m.-Vespers Service, Men' s -Center, 1008 Kay St. (Negro): 8 p.m.-Dance, Drew Field or-chestra, YMHA, Ross and Nebaska Aves. 8:15 p.m.-Singaree and Fellowship Hour, Polk and Marion Sts. 9 p.m.-Informal hour, Tampa and Tyler Sts, MONDAY, JAN. 3 7 : 30 p.m.Symphony Orchestra practice, Tamp< and Tyler Sts. 8 p.m.-Ping-pong tournament, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. Dance, 1008 Kay St. TUESDAY, JAN. 4 6:30 p.m.-Victory Girls chorus. 1008 Kay St. 7 p.m.-Tampa Chess Club, DeSoto Hotel. 8 p.m.-Bowling tourney, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. 8:15 p.m.-Dance, Municipal Au-ditorium. WEDNESDAY, JAN 5 7:30 p.m.-Ping-pong tournament, 1008 Kay St. 8 sing, YMHA, Ross and Nebraska Aves. 9:15 p.m.-Camera Club and Bridge instruction, 214 North Blvd. : Visit Your PX! BRANCH LOCATION M 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 No. 4 No.5 No.6 No.8 No. 9 No. 10 No. 11 No. 12 15 3d F. C. Filling Sta. 8th & Ave. A Area F on Ave. J 8th & Ave. H E-lst & Ave. L Camp DeSoto Plant Field 4th & Ave. L Hosp. Area-B-10 1st & Ave. J 2d & Ave. N Flight Line ''Vest Area 3 F. C Hq. Ave. J at E. Fence ------Masonic Meeting John Darling Lodge, F. and A M., 610 Madison St. Tampa, extends fraternal greetings and welcome to all Mason brothers. An invitations is extended to attend the weekly Wednesday night meetings. I I I "Why not? They < St. Petersburg /Information, guest etc., a the Recreation Office, DefensE Building, 5th St. and 2d Ave. N Phone 4755. INFORMATION BOOTH-1( a.rto 11 p.m. daily, Ph. 6994 Unior Bus Station, for servicE men and their families. HOME CENTER, 256 Beacl Drive North, open daily from a.m. to 11 p.m. Informal dancing Coffee and cookies. Laundry ironing and sewing facilities Bathhouse, suits and towels fol bathers. Showers, shaving an< 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, mailin! service, sewing ser:yice, stationery shaving service ,etc. Gift wrap ping, personal shopping service. 7:30 P.M.-New Year's Eve Dance Pier Center. Recorded Music USO Club. SATURDAY, JAN. 1 2 : 30 P.M.-Open House, HomE Center. 8 P.M.'--New Year's Night Dance Pier Center. SUNDAY, JAN. 2 9 A.M. -Coffee Hour, HomE Center. Leisure Hour, USO Club. 2 : 30 P .M.-Tea Dance, USO Club 3 P .M.-C 1 ass i c a 1 Recordings Pier Center. 5 P.M.-Canteen Supper, HomE Center. .,.,..-. Snack Supper, USO Club.IJ.-.,. 7 P M Informal Party, Center. MONDAY, JAN. 3 7:30 P M .-Dance and Game Night Pier Center. Dance Instruction, Ralph Case. instructor, USO Club. 8:30 P.M. Informal Dancing, USO Club. TUESDAY, JAN. 4 7 P .M.-Dance. Airport men special guests, Pier Center. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5 Noon-Wives' Luncheon, YWCA 2 P .M.-Tea, honoring Bomb-aDears and Mothers, Pier Center. 7 P.M.-Dance Instruction, Miss Buehner instructor, Pier Center. 8 P.M.-Dance, Drew Field Service Men Specia l Guests, Pier Center. 7 :30 P.M. Classical recordings, USO Club. Free Lodging The Scottish\ building, 502 E Lafayette St.,' '?-ouses a free 50bed dormitory, for serv-ice men. c 1:.


:.' QA Y, DEC EMBER 30, 1943 UlMThllf@i:&l FREE SHOWERS [iiiilJ:li!H@HMMBFREE COFFEE itilUiim!Mi:fi!Mmt FREE EDUCATION PAGE N I N!E in the movies!'' { .Clearwater -.:.:'IJ)UNGE. 601 Cleveland (op:. ?Osite Capital Theater). Open } 'a.m. to 11 p.m., for the con of service men. CENTER. Open Sat lrday and Sunday from 10 a.m. ;o : 6 p m Open week days by :efl1fest: Directions may be ob at the Lounge. DANCES: Wednesday nights :tom 8 p.m. to 10 : 30 p.m., and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. M:unicipal Auditorium. Nice Eyecatcher 'SUFFERERS from eyestrain often c ()mpla:in strongly about seeing &.Pots before the eyes. we do, too. ;However, after looking at this photo of film starlet Edna Mae prefer in for the before the es" type of '!:un. .: nternationan '. ,, 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 THEATER TllUETABLE Nos. 1, 2 and 4-6 and 8 p.m. Nos. 3, 5 anti 6--7 and 9 p.m. No. 7-7 p.m. No. 8-8 p.m. SUNDAY MATINEES N'Ds. 1, 3 and 7-2 p.m. Nos. 2, 4 and 6--3 p.m. DAILY AND SUNDAY 1\lATINEES No. &,-1, 3 and 5 p.m. (Theaters 7 and 8 are fdt colored troops.) THEATER LOCATIONS No. l-Ave. F between 6th & 8th Sts. No. 2-Ave. B and 6th St. No. 3-2nd St. & Ave. K. No. 4-lst St. between N & 0 Aves. No. 5-4th St. between F & G Aves. No. 6--N Ave. between 9th and lOth Sts; No. 7-Camp DeSoto area. No. 8-'Vest area. TODAY Theaters 1 and 5 JACK LONDON: Michael O'Shea, Susan Hayward, Louise Beavers; Community Sing; "Pistol Packin' Mama"; RKOPathe News. Theaters' 3 and 4 (Double Feature-) CRIME DOCTOR'S STRANGEST C A S E AND S U L TAN' S DAUGHTER: Warner Baxter, Rose H o b e r t; Ann Corio; Charles Butterworth. Theaters 2 and 7 TARZAN'S DESERT MYSTERY: Johnny Weismuller, Nancy Kelly; Water Wisdom with Pete Smith; Sportscope; Tails of the Border. Theaters 6 and 8 DESTINATION TOYKO: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale; RKO-Pathe News. TOMORROW .Theaters 1 and 5 NO TIME FOR LOVE: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray. Theaters 3 and 4 J A C K L 0 N D 0 N: (See cast above); Community Sing; "Pis tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 2 and 7 GH()ST SHIP: Richard Dix, Edith Barrett, Russell Wade; Popular Science; MGM Miniature; Terry-Toon. Theaters 6 and 8 DESTINATION TOKYO: (See cast above); RKO-Pathe News. SATURDAY, Jan. 1 Theaters 1 and 5 NO TIME FOR LOVE: (See cast above); Army-Navy Screen Magazine; Walt Disney Cartoon. Theaters 3 and 4 JACK LONDON: (See cast above); Community Sing; "Pis tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 2 and 7 DESTINATION TOKYO: (See cast above); RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 6 and 8 (Double Feature) CRIME DOCTOR'S STRANGEST CASE AND SULTAN' S DAUGHTER: (See casts above). Radio Programs By Drew Field (All broad.casts now made from bandshell on Drew Field. Anyone may observe broadcasts.) MONDAY through FRIDAY, 12:15 noon-Treasury Star Pa rade; 12:30 p.m. -Drew Field -Presents; 12:45 p.m. -Latest United Press News; 6:45 p .m. Lowell Thomas. MONDAY through WEDNES DAY, NBC World News Roundup, 8 a .m.-NBC World News Roundup. THURSDAY, 10:35 a.m.-Drew Field Band Broadcast; 8 : 30 p.m. -Regards, Private Lobby. SATURDAY, 7:30 p.m.-Wings and Flashes. SUNDAY, JAN. 2 Theaters 1 and 5 HIGHER AND HIGHER: Frank Sinatra, Michele Morgan, Jack Haley;, Popeye Cartoon; RKO Pathe News. Theaters 3 and 4 NO TIME FOR LOVE: .(See cast above); Army-Navy Screen Magazine; Walt Disney Cartoon. Theaters 2 and 7 DESTINATION TOJ{YO: (See cast above); RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 6 and 8 JACK LONDON: (See cast above); Community: 'Sing; "Pis tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe News. MONDAY, JAN. 3 Theaters 1 and 5 HIGHER AND HIGHER: (S e e cast above); Popeye Cartoon; RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 3 and 4 NO TIME FOR LOVE: (See cast above; Army-Navy S c r e en Magazine; Walt Disney Cartoon. Theaters 2 and 7 SWING FEVER: Kay K y s e r Marilyn Maxwell, William Gargan; Passing Parade; MGM Miniature; Color, Cartoon. Theaters 6 and 8 JACK LONDON: (See cast above); Community Sing; "Pis tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe News. TUESDAY, JAN. 4 Theaters 1 and 5 SWING FEVER: (See cast above);. Passing Parade; MGM Miniature; Color Cartoon. Theaters 3 and 4 HIGHER AND IDGHER: (See cast above); Popeye Cartoon; RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 2 and 7 JACK L 0 N D 0 N: (See cast above); Community Sing; "Pis tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe News. Theat,ers 6 and 8 NO TIME FOR LOVE: (See cast above); Army-Navy Screen Magazine; Walt Disney Cartoon. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 5 Theaters 1 and 5 AROUND THE WORLD: Kay Kyser, Joan Davis; Movietone Adventures; RKO-Pathe News; Unusual Occupations. Theaters 3 and 4 HIGHER ANDHIGHER: (S e e cast above); Popeye Cartoon; RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 2 and 7 J A C K L 0 N D 0 N: (See cast above); Community Sing; "Pis tol Packin' Mama"; RKO-Pathe News. Theaters 6 and 8 NO TIME FOR LOVE: (See cast above); Army-Navy S c r e en Magazine; All American News. PAGING A JERK New heroes in the making; New medals for the chest; But here' s a guy Who' s rated high: A hero with the rest. He's not a 'multi-striper, He' s just another sport; But he has all eyes With that precious prize The daily sugar report. He doesn't raise a Iotta hell, But keeps us on the ball; We speak of that jerk The company mail clerk; He' s Santa Claus to 'em alll -T/5 J. K. Stewart, 1st SAW Tng. Bn. Echoes Want Ads Get Results. Ask the man who placed one. They're free. OH, JOHNNY; OH! Bonnie Boker, who rose to fame with her schmaltz interpretation of "Oh, Johnny," her new groom Lt. John Morse embrace after their marriage at a New York hotel. Oh, lieutenant oh! ANN SOTHERN does well-earned and eye-filling re# laxing after finishing a highly dramatic role in MGM's adaptation of the play, "Cry Havoc," which has to do with nurses on Bataon. Also in the cast ore Margaret Sullovan and Joan Blondell The movie is coming soon to Drew Field theaters.


PAGE TEN 592d Bomb Has Cheery Mail Clerk By SGT. ROBERT F. DE JEAN Now that the hoary ed old gent has come and gone from the 592d Bomb Sq., we usually dp not anticipate the receipt of packages that are still coming in. Cpl. George St. Croix, our mail clerk, plays the part very well, even to the merry HoHo-Ho laugh as he distributes the packages and letters. With the transfer of M/Sgt. John Yensko, we naturally feel the loss of a very capable man. The 592d Bomb Sq. now has as its topkick, lst/Sgt. Richard A Manning, who greeted the Hqs. staff with a grin and candy, so you know he was welcomed in fine style. With the co-operation given Yensko, we feel that. Manning will prove to be a fellow and a man you will be glad to work with. When "little Master 1944 DREW FIELD ECHOES, THURSDA-Y, DECEMQER 1943 Well-Fed Soldiers at Priest's Table makes h!s gr.and WELL-COOKED HEARTY BREAKFASTS ore a regular Sunday occurrence qt St Mo th of you wlll still be rmgmg Christ. r a s mas bells, and turning over new Soc1ol Center, Sarasota. Every Sunday, from 8 :30 to ll a m., Father C. H Elslonder, of St. leaves. Might v:e at this time Martha's Catholic Church, and his porishion ers see to. it that churchgoers get on un-CI proffer a resolutwn to all read-breakfast. The meals, according to soldiers stationed at Sarasota and Joes from other cities ers and car owners: When you see b tt th h d d b M a soldier standing on the side of ore er on anyone as ever seen, eaten or a out. aJors s1t next to T j 5s and the road waiting for a ride, do coptams next to Pfcs. Fu nds for the meals ore supplied by the NCCO > while parishioners do not turn your head when passing the work. him. Remember he did not start -------------------------------------...:_ ____ .:._ this war, but is in uniform so we may all enjoy the democracy for which we are fighting. Your own brother, husband or son may be doing the same thing to get where he is going. --=-----Christmas Poem From New Guinea Your letters meant a lot to me So far from home, beyond the sea, For knowing some one who cares to write Makes dampened spirits gay and bright. I know these lines can scarcely tell The thoughts I feel so very well But in those words this Christ mas Day Please read the things, my would say. Adm. King Elected Pin-Up Boy TAMPA GAVE 150 SHOWS HERE From The Editor Lt. S. Ullman 2d Reporting, Is Married Enlisted men of the 568th joined with officers to witness the wedding of Lt. Sanford M. Ullman, CO of 2nd Reporting Company to Cpl. Doris M. Woolcott, U S Marine Corps Women's Reserve. The wedding was held in Chapel No. 5 with the ceremony being performed by Chap lain Coffee. The bride and groom walked through an arch made of crossed Signal Corps guidons at the conclusion of the ceremony. Staff Sgt. "Woody" Wood ward bas been nominated as the best natured soldier in the battalion. T/5 Jerome Seidner had his wife visiting here for a while and she is very lovely indeed. The gripers are in session because none of the boys managed to meet her. Pfc. John Meehan, the Brooklyn flash, is out of the hospitaJ after a siege of grippe ap.d is now making plans for his Christ mas furlough. T / 5 Karl Bayrer has uncovered some hidden talent he never knew he possessed. Pressed into service, during a "labor short age," he did so well carpenter's tool that he now IS practically the battalion carpenter. BLACK SHEEP T / 4 Berry and T / 4 Goolsbee, with us in the old days at Bradenton last spring, are back in the fold again. Private Bob Reinerman goes around iri that cloud these days because he is getting married on the 23rd. Lieutenant Jack Weinstock put on a whirlwind bond-selling campaign just among the orderly room personnel in the companies and in Battalion Headquarters and happily reports a total cash sale of bonds .that topped the thousand dollar mark. MARRIAGE LICENSES Taken by Drew Gls Gob Traps Girl By Tattooed Leg NEW YORK.(CNS)-Sailor Jack White of the U. S Navy had $120 in his jeans when he m .et a pretty little red-head in a Times Square bar. One thing l e d t o anothe r and when White awoke the next morning in an East Side hotel he discovered that he was minus his $120 That night, prowling morosely about the midtown area White spotted his red-he aga'in He hauled h e r to the c .ler identified her to police b h'e tattoo she wore on her pr t y little thigh, and had her a t ed.


DREW FIELD ECHOES.:. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1943 PAGE ELEVEN Weddings, Birth, Highlight 588th's Xmas Prays for 1944 Victory By PVT. GEORGE S. AMSBARY The 588th SAW Battalion has scene of much varied activity ,during past week. Almost everything has happened, including the arrival of at least one baby, new marriages, a divorce, Christmas furloughs, Christmas parties by the various departments, and climaxed during last Tuesday's impressive parade by the presentation of the coveted "Good Conduct" ribbons to 59 men. All this has happened in addition to the 588th's comprehensive training program. Tuesday afternoon, against the colorful background of a Florida twilight, Major A. D Kromann, new executive officer of the ;>88th SAW Battalion, presented the ribbons individually to the men. The presentation was performed after a well-executed retreat ceremony. The enlisted men decorated are: Headquarters and Headquar ters Company: S/Sgts. Gold berg, Gaich, Duke, and Hersh; Sgts. Johnson, Leon Smith. Gromet, McKinney, James Smith, Russell, Morris, Knauff. Gatten, Mullen, and Valenza; T/4 Auerbach, Diano, Gillis. Lynn, Chico, Gentry, Hamlin. and McGrath. Company B: S/Sgts. Doxen, Frye, and Hansen; Sgts. Gostei. Foley, D'Angelo, Clopton. Engle, Fisher, and Freier: T/4s Edgecomb, McCulloch. Thaller, Erdman, Getz, Mumaw. Waarum, and Walter Bell;. Cpls. Brown, Carter, Verhorn, Conner, Njos, and Minkebige; Pfc. Christianson. Company C: Sgts. Monahan and Adkins; T/4s Ferrell, Roach, Chorvat, Ackerman, Settineri, and Batterman; Cpls. Berthot, Ackman, and Arthur Wilson. David Gatten; Cpls. E F. White and John Devine; T / 5 Isadore Rubin; Pfc. Sample, and Pvt. Charles Gustin. SCOTT A FATHER In addition to its party of Dec. 18 Company C has accomplished even more things. S/Sgt. John 'Scott paced the waiting room for expectant fathers Tuesday night, Decembe1: 22, but emerged from the traditional ordeal grinning from. ear to ear. His wife gave birth to a baby boy. Marriages and Christmas furloughs will make several men of Company C happy this year. Sgt. Minion will always have Christmas for his wedding anni-: versary after this Christmas day, so there should be no reason for him to forget it. And S /Sgt. Bannon; Sgts. Conway, Daniel, and Marsh; T/5s Layton and Treichel; Cpl. Hagg; and Pvt. Rosa will be home for Christmas and no. t just in their dreams either. Never willing to be inactive, the 58 8th SAW Battalion is now intensively engaged not only in its usual training and instructing duties, but also in plans for a really gala holiday celebration, either on the post or off. 1 Prediction fot this week: There will be several new marriages in Company C on this coming New Year's Day. KPs Pulling I Diaper Duty KP is no longer Kitchen Police. It is Kiddies' Playmates! Two. KPs of Kitchen No. 20 were AWOL from pots and pans Christmas Day. The fugitives from dishpan hands were Pri-vates Deminic Guglieylmo and "Hiya" again, boys and Ramper. AIR-WAC CPL. JANIS WEIBEL prays at a Drew Field chapel for the realization of Gen Eisenhower's prediction that the European war would end in 1944. This st.t:iking photograph, considered one of two representative pictures depicting the WAC Christmastime spirit, has been sent to Army Air Forces Ea.stern Flying Command Headquarters, from where it will be distributed to newspapers all over the country. Next in order of hilarity and importance were undoubtedly the Christmas parties put on by Company C and the Radio Department, following the "hard-tobeat" sample of the IC Department the week before. COMPANY C PARTY Company C held its celebration of the Santa season at Egypt Temple, Tampa, while the Radio Department held its festivity at the American Legion Hall. The men in the respective departments organized and arranged each party. Eats, dancing,' entertainment, caroling, and "re freshments" were enjoyed by all. In fact, it is said that in both cases Saturday night, Dec. 18, was a night with a real "punch." girls. Didya have a Merry Investigation disclPsed the Christmas?. you did? Good KPs were not shirking grease Bergen, that little s 6 8th Q U IZ K I ds then sergeant-fathers. blonde sergeant from Minne-Ramper and Guglieylmo a polis, has a way of putting proved to be just as good .. her GI-clad foot right into Preparln g Return the middle of things. For a ey were in little while, she has been Bout wlt h WACs had promised to call from pte0r. h H1.se town, t'other evening to make Plans for a big date that to play mama to babies. "It's strictly un-GI," he ex-. By SGT. GEORGE A. WELLS night. claimed. Convinced that a final test will show the female GI is Last Tuesday morning Pvt. Raymond Tennyson came into the Company A orderly room, unshaven and eyes red-rimmed. He reported that he was now not only a soldier but a husband. He had been married the night before. MIXES C. Q. AND C. O. I-------------not smarter than the male GI, the men of the 568th, still Betty was bushed, 'n' just felt RATIONING smarting from the ribbing they've taken since their quiz as though one 'more night of dancing and dining would blow CAL EN DAR. team went down to defeat at the hands of an Air-WAC "Taps" for her. She snuggled t t d h d t d th 1 into her GI blankets for a snooze earn, are s u ymg ar 0 re eem emse ves In a proMen on furlough are: Sgt. while waiting. Suddenly the tel-1--------------jected return engagement. ephone blasted her right out of Ration Book No. 4 may be Plans are being made to re-.---------------, her cot. match the air-WAC wizards and picked up today at the Base Ra-MORE ABOUTSHOW (Continued from 1) "Sergeant Bergren," said the tion Board. You must bring your the quiz kids of the 568th in a voice from the orderly room, "a No. 3 book with you and fill out second battle of wits right a'fter gentleman is calling you from application available at the ration the first of the year. Lt. Charles town. Will you. come over and board. You may pick up No. 4 E Butler, Special Service officer talk to him?" books for YO'L!r whole family or for the 568th, says he is confi"Oh, ,golly," yawned Bets, "I Drew Field military per-dent !lis boys will win. Should just CAN' T do it, c. Q .... I've sonnel but you must turn in their this happen, a third and deciding been tearing around aB week, No. 3 books. contest might 'be necessary. Michael Roy, red-haired corned-and I'm really beat." _Applications may not be mailed. PILL-ROLLER SCORES ian, was a big hit w .ith his speedy '"Well, you could TALK to him, There is no need for Drew Field staff Sergeant Paul Schuster, chatter and endless gags. His anyway," the "C. Q." suggested. military personnel to contact any who used to work as a comvocalists, Terry Russell and Gene "Oh no I couldn't" Betty re-other raticning authority than the mercia! artist and illustrator in Jones, know how to put songs plied. If 'I do, you KNOW he'll Ration Board. Toledo, and who now operates over the way Gis like them. Don want me to come into town and as a .pill-roller under Capt. Scott displayed exceptional abil-go out with him. He's a Mari-Freund in Dispensary No. 6, came ity with the skins, while Dewey time officer, and very nice, but MEAT, BUTTER, ETC. through with one of the most Reynolds knows his way up and I'm dead duck tonight. Stall him L, M, N P and Q all expire beautiful Christmas cards of the down a piano keyboard. off, C. Q. Give him a good line, Jan. 1. season. From the Medics of the SERGEANT GOOD STOOGE and he'll eat it up." Stamp R good Dec. 26 ; S, Jan. 568th to the officers and men of Miss Rooney, accompanied by "We-ell, I'll see what I can 2; T, Jan. 9, and U, Jan. 16 All the outfit, it colorfully ,expressed Juhrman at the piano, wowed the do," the voice replied doubtfully. expire Jan. 29. the season' s greetings. Joes. Juhrman also Scored Wl.th "Only; maybe I should tell you f t' d th. Th' 't th C Q FRUITS AND VEGETABLES Speaking o gree mg car s, his singing and playing of two of some mg. IS lsn e THIS is your C 0 I" Green D, E and F 1n book 4 T/5 Clarence Zip of Battalion his own compositions. .. It th ht b fore valid through Jan. 20. Headquarters, ordered his cards. Sgt. Henry J. Kolodziej of the was e mg e 396th Bomb Group, was a sue-Christmas. Those words will from up north. Mail deliveries cessful stooge for the Misses bring back memories of a gala SUGAR being what they are, Zipp's Brady and Hart in a riotous skit party for many moons. Coupon No. 29 in book 4 valid cards arrived the day before built around a 4-minute fur-The party, which began at for five pounds throu..,h Jan. 15. Cluistmas. So it was well into Iough. For his work Kolodziej 1:30 a.m. on Christmas morning, the holiday itself before he had was given a telephone call to any was strictly a "stag" affair. SHOES finished a

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