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No. 1 



Friday, 4 January, 1957 

Big (And Little) 
Stories Tell 
1956 History 

As is the custom in papers acioss 
the nation, the OAK LEAF today 
marks the beginning of a new year 
by reviewing the history recorded I in 
its pages during the past 12 months. 

Early in January the CO cited 
corpsmen for their work in Califor- 
nia's flood disaster . . . Captain Canty 
and party flew to Mexico for the 
Third Congress of the Latin Amer- 
ican Society of Orthopedics and 
Traumatology . • • NAVY 

brought 47 CBS actors, directors, and 
technicians, two vans and a true - 
load of movie equipment aboard to 
shoot a sequence called ‘ Not a Leg 
To Stand On," aired in March as 
patients did their wash in a Maytag 
presented by the show’s sponsor . . . 
LCDR Paul D. Doolan was cited by 
the Surgeon General for contribu- 
tions to research ... A young Guam- 
anian Navy wife, Vicente Camacho, 
welcomed her ninth Oak Knoll-born 
child • • • Hospital personnel gave 
nearly $600 to the Crusade for Free- 
dom, organization that fights Com- 

Captain Canty and Charles Asbelle 
were commended by Dr. Frank B. 
Berry. Assistant Secretary of Defense 
(Health and Medical) and RADM B. 
W. Hogan, Surgeon General, for their 
work in Mexico . . . Mary Lou Chavez, 
Shirley Bartnick, and Pat Under- 
wood were among Com 12 WAVES 
playing in All- Western Navy basket- 
ball tournament in San Diego . . . 
LCDR Lina Steams and LT Dennie 
Briggs of the Neuropsychiatric Serv- 

— ice spent a month in England study- 

OLD ACQUAINTANCES were not forgotten when Fleet Admiral and Mrs. Chester W. Nimitz paid a prc-C hrist- j n g mental hospitals . . . Captain 
mas visit to Oak Knoll patients. Among the many who received their personal greetings was Hock Hin Wong, Canty W ent to Korea and Japan to 
retired Navy Steward, a patient on 61A. Their acquaintance dates dack to 1932-1934, when W'ong cooked for the con f er w (th rehab leaders . . . Fords 
Admiral (then a : captain in command of the USS AUGUSTA) in Shanghai, China. At right. Major General R. an( j xhunderbirds were big names in 
H. Pepper, Commanding General, Marine Corps, Department of Pacific, greets Gary Brown, FN, USN, and CPL the bowling columns 
Robert Crowe, USMC, of 41 A. 

In the distinguished group delivering Officer, M^jm general R. H. 

™ and CDR Myrtle M 

Chief of the Nursing Service. 

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The EM 


Admiral Nimitz On Pay Raise Given 
Murrow Show Tonight p er Diem People 

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 
will be interviewed in his Berkeley 
home tonight at 1930 <CBS-TV) by 
Edward R. Murrow on his well-known 
program, ‘ Person to Person.” 

Also of interest to local TV audi- 
ences will be ‘‘Operation Golden 
Rule” on NAVY LOG (ABC -TV) at 
2030 Wednesday, 9 January. 

For Navy readers, POPULAR SCI- 
ENCE for January carries three spe- 
cial features — “TV Robot Roams the 
Ocean Bottom,” ‘‘What Goes Into a 
Satellite,” and a picture story on the 
USS PURDY Washdown System and 
Guided Missile, Sidewinder. 

Blue collar workers at Oak Knoll 
received the best possible Christmas 
present — a raise in pay. 

Typical raises are 19 cents an hour 
for laborers and laborer cleaners; 18 
cents for helpers; 19 for carpenters 
and painters, 20 for electricians. 

The night shift differential has 
been raised from 20 to 23 cents an 

When pay checks will reflect the 
raise ip uncertain, but Raymond 
Perszyk, Civilian Personnel Assistant, 
said the raise will be retroactive to 
last week. 

Staff Dance Tonight; 
Sextet At Club on 13th 

A dance for the enlisted staff mem- 
bers of Oak Knoll will be held tonight 
from 2100-2400 at the EM Club. How- 
ard Fredric’s quartet will be featured 
and hostesses will be provided. 

The second of the post-New Year’s 
dances will be held Sunday, 13 Jan., 
from 1400-1800 at the club. Virgil 
Gonsalves’ sextet will furnish the 
music. Staff members are requested 
to bring their own dates. Free re- 
freshments will be served. 

Club was renovated 
“better than ever." 

CAPT Guillermo Ordonez, Com- 
mandant, Ecuadorian Navy, visited 
the hospital . . . CDR Harry Wilmer 
received orders to Bethesda to write 
a report on “The Mental Hospital as 
a Therapeutic Community” as prac- 
ticed at Oak Knoll . . . CAPT Willard 
C. Calkins paid his first visit to Oak 
Knoll since he became Chief of 
MSC . . . CAPT Leona Jackson, 
Director of the Navy Nurse Corps, 
stopped briefly en route from Pa- 
cific Medical installations back to 
BuMed . . . Miss Marie Adams retired 
after 11 years as Red Cross Field 
Director . . . Father Connolly cele- 
brated his silver jubilee . . . Elmer 
Janke, ALC, received a check for 
$12,500 — his share of compensation 


Special bargains in towels, sheets, 
and other household items will be 
available at January white sales at I paid by the Russian government for 
Navy Exchange all through the com- the Bering Sea machine-gunning of 

mg month. 

(Continued on page 2) 

Page Two 


Friday, 4 January, 195 

The Oah Leaf 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

R ADM J. 0. Owsley, NIC, USN, Commanding Officei. 

CAPT Pitz-John Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

CDR M. J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Richurd L. Rlewett, J03. 

Assistant Editor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSA. 

Sports : LT Wayland Bennett, MC, USN, and LT Ann Tierney, NC, USN. 

Editorial Advisor: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers: Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, IIMC, Marvin R. Nunn, HM3, 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Ooss. 

“The Oak Leaf” is o semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
ment nnd in compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

‘The Oak Leaf” receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written perm.ssion of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of “The Oak Leaf,” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Old Year Filled 

With Activities 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 4 January, 1957 

No. 1 

As we enter a New Year, it is only natural to look back as well as for- 
ward — to examine our life during the past year in order to improve our 
life during the coming year. We are all born with a great many potenti- 
alities. Most of us tap only a few of these potentialities, while some of us 
are able to utilize our capacities to a much larger extent. The distance 
between our goals and ideals, on the one hand, and our accomplishments, 
on the other, is always considerable. It is our sacred task in life to do our 
part to minimize this distance. 

We look at the year that has just gone by and we note those areas of 
endeavor in which we have failed and those in which we have achieved 
a measure of success. We look to the year ahead of us in the expectation 
that it will be a better year — a year in which we shall achieve even greater 
fulfillment. May this new year be unto us a year of justice and freedom, 
of blessing and peace for all mankind. 

I. H. FISHBEIN, Jewish Chaplain 

Admiral Burke's Holiday Message 

(Continued from page 1) 

a Navy plane . . . CAPT Oscar Ghersy 
Gomez, Commandant, Venezuelan 
Navy, toured Oak Knoll . . . Six 
corpsmen changed and burped babies 
for an MGM News of the Day News- 
reel . . . Oak Knoll had another birth- 
day — its 14th . . . Mrs. Kathleen 
Halligan reported as Red Cross Field 
Director . . . Barbara Moorfield, DK- 
SN, and LT Gretchen Hill won tennis 
honors for Oak Knoll . . . Shirley 
Bartnick, softball honors. 

Admirals Redman, Greaves and 
Ryan spoke at intern graduation, and 
Admiral Redman read the speech 
Admiral Nimitz was unable to give 
when called East because of the death 
of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King 
Ten new quarters for medical officers 
were completed on the compound. 

Captain Abernethy departed for a 
new assignment as CO at USNH, 
Corona . . . Jimmie Hicks, HM3, pan 
tomimed his way to the All-Navy 
Talent Show finals in New York City 
. . . CDR Anton Tratar represented 
the Navy at the Second International 
Congress of Physical Medicine in 
Copenhagen, Denmark . . . Admiral 
Greaves presented Oak Knoll the 
Secretary of the Navy Award for 
Achievement in Industrial Safety for 
1955 . . . Captain Weddell reported 
for duty as Exec . 

Accepting a Disabled America 
Veterans Citation from Mr. Charli 
Gardner, Service Officer of Oaklar i 
Chapter No. 7, is CDR Anton A. Tr< 
tar, MC, of the Hospital’s Physic 
Medicine Department. The citatir 
presented to Dr. Tratar on Frida 
14 December, read in part: “F 
outstanding service in behalf of th 
organization and for assisting vt 
erans who were disabled in the wai 
time service of their country.” 

New Scholarship 
For Ex-Corpsmen 

To you of the Navy family: 

The peace of the world continues to be threatened even during this 
traditionally peaceful holiday season. Your Navy maV in the U.S. and over- 
seas, knows this well. His job is to make sure that the world remains at 
peace, and that the forces of aggression cannot use world tensions to ad- 
vance communism in the free world. 

Thanks in large measure to your Navy men, world tensions are grad- 
ually diminishing. . 

For those of you who were united with your Navy man in the holidays, 

I share in your gratitude. 

For those of you whose sons, husbands, and fathers could not be with you, 
it may be of help to know that their sacrifices— and yours— may prevent the 
greater sacrifices of a World War. I join you in hoping for them speedy 
return and wish you many future holiday seasons in which you will be 
together in a world at peace. 

Best wishes for the New Year. God bless you and keep you. 


Chief of Naval Operations 

* IVelvanie anti Farewell - - 

Officers reporting for duty were: LT Nor- 
man S. Tresscr MC. USNR. from USNH. 

Ui-tln-sila Md. : LT George E. Gifford, Jr., 
MC. USfcR. from USNH, « =th«da, M tL; 
LCDR Lorraine £ Melvin, MSC. USN R, 
from USNII. Memphis, rerm.: LT Henry L. 
Rosett, MC, USNR, from USNH, Bcthcsda 

Yokosuka, Japan ; LT JG Jack : A. SC, 


Enlisted personnel reporting for duty werc 

Walter I>. Pugh III, HM1. from USNH. 
Corona. Calif.; Jeffie L. Hennaay. HMC. 
from l/sS BROWN; Jay L Pot cr HML 
from USNII, San Diego; Christopher L. 
Eckl JOSA. from USNTC. Bainbridgc. 
Mil.; Donald Strand, IIMC, !• M h, Atlantic, 
Camp Lejeune, N. C. ; William R. O L° m *? r ; 
MM2 from MCAF, Jacksonville, In. * 
James II Collier, 11 M 3, from USNII. Brem- 
erton, WasK ; William P. Jackson. HMC, 
USNRTC, McKeesport, Pa.; Ray Branscum, 
JIN, Patrick M. Downey, HN Tosc I . Bene 
<lito IIN, Donald R. Russell. IIN, James L. 
Casev TIN, Ernest L. Brown, HN, Darwin 

D Morehouse, HN, Joseph IX GjHespie Jr 

HN, Vernon A. Childs, IIN, all from IH S, 
San Diego; Evencio Sabas. II M2, 
USNH, Charleston, 

Radar, HN, and James D. Wavmarc, HM3, 
to US NS, Treasure Island; David L. Rus- 
sell HN. Richard 1. Bulman. TIN, Ezell 
Westbrook, I1N, and William T. Ingram, 
IIMJ, to USNAS, Alameda: Leonard J. 
Banaszak, HN. Robert K. Kotur. HN Jerry 
W Cable, IIM2 and Paul D. Lowe, HM3, 
to Naval Shipyard, San Francisco; Richard 
I Scrimger. TIN, to USN A F. Monterey; 
Albert C. McKinley, II M3, to USNAS Mof- 
fett Field; Edward P. Wade III. IIN, to 
USN A F, Monterey; Gordon K Lockridgc, 

S. C.; Billy B, 



thews, HM2, from NAS, Memphis, lenn., 
Willie A. Wheeler, IT M2, from NAS. Quanj 
♦ Vn • Vernon L. Hogan. II M3, and 

tico Va. ; Vernon ~ - XT . 0 

Adkins, IT M2, from NAS, Mem- 

James F,. 

^Officers detached were: LI TG Wiliam E. 
Burdick CEC, USNR, to Com Nav FL. 

Enlisted personnel detached were; Edward 
P Harvey, ITMl, to Attack Squadron 83, 

Oc "n* * 1 1 c"ak: 

Anderson, IT M3, to USS 

fee"- icvaJS', ■%>:. A.W.I. HW. <» 

CC«, Third Marine Division; Lawrence D. 

King, II M2, to US NS, Newport. R. I. ; 
James J. Auld, MM2, to CO. Enlisted Per 
sonnet Base, Pearl Harbor, I. 1L; Thomas 
\V, Everroad, 11 Ml and Leonard S. Cole, 
HM.l, to CO, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 
Bremerton, Wash.; Robert O. Burgess, 
II M2 to CG, Third Marine Division; Alton 
K Johnson, MM3, to USNAF, Monterey; 
Richard L. Never, II M2, and Bobby Ken- 
nedy, II M3, t« USN Medical Unit, Triplcr 
Armv Hospital, Pearl Harbor. 1 . II. , 
French v W. Greer, HMl, to CO. USNRTC. 
Hannibal, Mo.; Darrell R. Hanna. HM2, to 
t'S Nival Shipyard. Mare Maud; Mike 
Rhodes, I (M3, and Bobby G. Hightower 
HN to US Naval Supply Center. Oakland; 
Charles C. Paris. IIM2, Michael W Porter. 
MM3, A 1 vah J. Van Wagoner. H M2, Phillip 
R Davidson, IIN., Joseph M. Lowde.n, II M3, 
and Wayne G. 'finer, II M3, to C-G, First 
Marine Division. 

John II. Mullen. HN, USNS, Midway 
Kenneth F. Esthmd. II M2, to USS HEC 
TOR (AL-7); Frederick E. Schroth, IIM3 
to USS REG ULUS (AF-S7) ; Wayne Abra 
nnd Edmund E. Steen, II M2, to USNII 
Portsmouth, Va. 

The largest scholarship fund evei.'jp 
received by the School of Mediciriri 
has been established by Mrs. May Iltei 
Wright. To be known as the Robe 1 '' n 
E. and May R. Wright Scholarshi Lie 
Fund, about $4000 a year will t 
available for not less than two scho! ^ 
K6SXP was j arships for both academic expens'jjtfl 
licensed by the Federal Communlca- | and subsistence. The recipient mii 
tions Commission . . . RADM T. F. j have served in the Hospital Co. . 
Cooper, Inspector General of the | of the U.S. Navy, and must apply t 
Navy Medical Department, made an | a Regular Navy commission as - 
informal inspection of the hospital, medical officer upon graduation, 
en route back from the Far East ... Mrs. Wright was prompted to si ' 
Admiral Owsley and staff were hosts j up these scholarships by the exet 

at dinner to 400 members of the Ala- 
meda-Contra Costa Medical Associ- 
ation . . . Mrs. U.S. Navy visited the 
hospital . . . Earle Norwood, amputee 
center grad, became nationally fa- 
mous as an amputee quarterback at 
Oakland Jaycee . . . Nine Colombians 
finished a year's rehabilitation train- 
ing — a “warm handshake from ever 

helpful Uncle Sam’-and returned to | California Medical Bulletin, 
their native country . . . The six-man 
football team won the 12ND Group 
"B” grid title . . . Emilio Barron, Min- 
ister of Marine of Peru, toured the 
hospital . . . Amputees went on a fab- 
ulous pheasant hunt sponsored by- 
Knights Landing Sportsmen's Club 
and the 20-30 Club of Woodland. 

lent care her husband, a lieutena r ‘ 
commander in the Navy, receiv- 
from the Navy medical officers at t: . 
U.S. Naval Hospital in San DleG 
during his long illness from cance 
He died in August, 1954. The fir. 
scholarship from this fund has be: 
awarded to Francis X. Pritchard, 
freshman.— University of Souther 

Officers' Wives To Meet 
Wednesday At 'O' Club 

The regular monthly meeting of 
the Officers' Wives’ Club will be held 
Wednesday, 9 Jan., at the club. Cock- 
tails will be served at 1230, followed 
by a luncheon at 1300. 

Four books will be briefly reviewed 
and a panel discussion will be held 
John Wesley Noble, author of "Never 
Plead Guilty,” will act as moderator 
for the panel which will consist of 
Reese Wolf, author of "When the 
Credit's Low; Order Champagne"; 
Mrs. Lee Thayer, author of "Guilt 
Is Where You Find It,” and John 
Bodrer, author of "Dark Sunset.” 

Mrs. George Tan - , chairman, and 
Mrs. Jay B. Simpson, co-chairman, 
will be assisted by Mrs. Malcolm 
Powell, Mrs. Dan Buie, Mrs. Ed Ja- 
cobs, Mrs. Pat A. Cato. Mrs. Norman 
DeRuiter and Mrs. Courtney Clark. 

Oak Knoll Corpsmen 
Show Christmas Spirit 

Three hospital corpsmen witt !• 
the Christmas spirit brightenec , 
the lives of many small boys a r i 
Oakland’s Fred Finch Home an( 
vice versa, when they were dinne 
guests there one evening befort 

Wanting to do "something spe ' 
cial for someone" the corpsmei : 
sought the advice of Mrs. Beatrin ■ 
Scarborough of Red Cross, wh< : 
scouted the community by tele- 
phone and found that the Fre; i 
Finch Home could use "somethin! 
special" for Christmas. So Stanley 
Boy ken, Charlie Quisenbeny, ant 
Sherman Hatten, all HM3’s oi v 
duty in the NP Service, mad' 
known their plans. Patients, doc 
tors, and NP students chipped in 
and as a result, they were able 
take their young hosts two shir 
new elec tide toasters, three recor 
players? and many records— fS 
worth of them the gift of Philli, 
Shaneberger, HN. 

Page Three 

Friday. 4 January, 1957 

^ri/Hlcb uJtL 

making and breaking New Year's reso - 
lu lions . . . rejoicing that Christmas is 
over and we’re back in the old routine 

deciding whether to figure their 
income tax now or later ... LI JO Paul 
Cook counting his remaining days as 
Special Services Officer (He has orders 
to the Third Marine Division) . . . Chief 
Jack Simms counting the weeks till his 
20 years are up . . . Vivian Swofford 
driving a new Buick ... Bob Gooch, 
if Ml, of ALD and Rosemary Grubbs, 
HM3, of Exam & Treatment being in- 
terviewed on the TV show, “ San Fran- 
cisco Tonight’’ . . . Elinor Sterling of 
the Nurse Corps receiving congratula- 
tions on her promotion to lieutenant. 

this week was the announcement of 
Miss Leslie Marriott’s engagement to 
Dr. John Q. Owsley, III. son of the 
CO and former member of the sur- 
gical staff at Oak Knoll. Miss Mar- 
i iott, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph 
Marriott of Alameda is a graduate 
of the University of Utah now com- 
pleting work for her BS degree from 
the University of California School 
of Nursing. Dr. Owsley, a graduate 
of Vanderbilt University and the 
VaiMerbilt School of Medicine and a 
Medical Corps reservist, is now as- 
sistant resident in surgery at U. C. 
Hospital, S&n Francisco ... In the 
week was a romantic reference to 
CAPT Hunt Kerrigan. The captain 
could not be reached for verification 
of the item before the LEAF went to 
press, but one thing is certain— CAPT 
Kerrigan, Officer in Charge of the 
hospital Marine Detachment, is NOT 
r an EX-Marine as the columnist re- 

YOUR RELATIVES: That’s just 
what happened between LTJG Patricia 
’McNamara of Elmhurst, III., and James 
Moran, HN, from Flint, Mich. After 
working together on Ward 76 for four 
months, they found out they were third 

RANDOM NOTES: Blanche Will- | 
sie and Lois Wilson were among the 
New r Year’s Day visitoi’S to the Ed- 
ward G. Robinson art collection at 
the Palace of the Legion of Honor in 
San Francisco . . . Dorothy Solaro 
celebrated the first day of 1957 at 
. "Seven Wonders of the World” cur- 
rent cinerama attraction . . . New 
cars aren’t always what they’re 
"cracked up to. be.” Neatha Silva of 
the Record Office proudly drove her 
new Chevy station wagon to work 
the day after Christmas, only to dis- 
cover that it couldn’t pass the test 
fQT a hospital windshield sticker — 
only one headlight working ... It 
was “international night” when Mar- 
garet Nielson gave a dinner party 
during the holidays. Her guests were 
Polish, Scotch, Japanese, Russian, 
Thai, and American — either by birth, 
extraction or adoption . . . The “sit- 
ter” atop the flagpole in Gendreau 
Circle last Friday was M. W. Parish, 
Oakland steeplejack, employed to re- 
place the halyard that gave way. 

LIFE BEGAN on 16 December for 
Julia Elizabeth J acobsohn, daughter of 
LT Ulrich J acobsohn and wife Doro- 
thy. Julia, Dr. and Mrs. Jacobsohn’s 
second child, weighed 6 tbs, 2 oz. on 
arrival . . . On IS December Sheila 
Lynn Seig weighed in at 7 lbs 1SV Z oz. 
when she was welcomed aboard by I.T 
Duane L. Seig and wife Ruth. 

ETvar*.' »r The Var C a Girl. ’ skelehes . h.s P-n-ups lor an inter^.ed e in 

Ward 61 A, inol„din g . left to right. SGT Thomas H. Mills. USMC; LT R. W. Zewlei ^ l Babalta, ' both 
MC, USN; Wayland Philley, SA; Warren Burleson, SA; Albert Chavez, sA, 

Ronald Collins, HN. 

Before dispersing to the wards to sketch patients and entertain them with pin-ups and cartoons, members of 
“Operation Art for the Armed Forces" met in Admiral Owsley’s office. In the talented group, turning out works of 
art by the dozen during their two days’ visit to the hospital were Elsie Beck, art director for Taggert and Young 
Advertising Agency; Alberto Varga, creator of the famous “Varga Girl”; Bill Mahood, Walt Disney cartoonist 
and portrait artist; Jeannie Wilson, who organized the group during World War II and has brought them to 
Oak Knoll annually for the past six years; Mildred Shearer, portrait artist; Johnny Johnson, MGM animator and 
portrait artist; John Burroughs, painter of W’estem scenes and illustrator of the Tarzan stories written by his 
father, Edgar Rice Buroughs; and Lloyd Baker, cartoonist for the “slick” magazines. 

Hollywood Artists 7 Pin-ups Highlight Holidays 

Patients and staff members at Oak I "Operation Art for the Armed I Other wpll-lrnm™ 

Patients and staff members at Oak 
Knoll were entertained by portraits 
and pin-ups done by eight well- 
known artists as Jeannie Wilson’s 

sent holiday greetings from Ann Ar- 
bor, Mich., where he is finishing his 
first semester at University of Mich- 
igan Medical School . . . Glen Speidel, 
once editor of the OAK LEAF, has a 
fine new job on the copy desk of the 
Minneapolis STAR, having moved 
there from Lincoln, Nebr., and the 
Lincoln STAR. 

Operation Art for the Armed I Other well-known artistsTand car 
Forces” visited the hospital for the i toonists were Johnny Johnston 
sixth consecutive year on 18-19 De- MGM animator and portrait artis* 
cember. Bill Mahood, Walt Disney cartoonist 

Heading the group of artists were Mi ldred Shearer, portrait artist 
Alberto Varga, creator of the “Varga L1 °y d Baker, cartoonist for majoi 

Girl” of ESQUIRE, and John Bur- 
roughs. Mr. Varga sketched pin-ups 
and told how he got the inspiration 
for the “Varga Girl.” the favorite 
pin-up of the Allied forces in World 
War II. Mr. Burroughs, illustrator of 
the Tarzan series written by his 
father, Edgar Rice Burroughs, did 
portraits in charcoal. 

“slick" magazines, and Elsie Beck 
art director of Taggert and Young 
advertising agency. 

“Operation Art,” organized 14 
> ears ago, has entertained service- 
men all over the United States anc 
during the Korean War made twc 
trips to Korea to entertain the Amer- 
ican troops. 

Page Four 


Cal To Give Course 
In U.S. Government 

Friday, 4 January, 1957 

FIRST FOR ’57 — Debra Lynn Me- 
Intire, daughter of Mrs. Richard Mc- 
Intire, became Oak Knoll’s first “cit- 
izen” of 1957 when she was born at 
0451, New Year’s morning. The father 
of the baby is Richard Mclntire, SN, 
a communications technician radio- 
man, who is here on leave before be- 
ing sent to Adak, Alaska, for a tour 
of duty. Debra Lynn weighed 6 lbs. 
15 oz. on arrival. 

A course in American Government 
and Politics will be offered at Oak 
Knoll through the University of Cali- 
fornia Extension Service, beginning 
30 January, according to word from 
the Civilian Personnel Office. 

The class, which will meet from 
1600 to iS30 each Wednesday for 18 
weeks, carries three units of upper 
division college credit. Tuition is $27. 
Meetings will be held in the Training 
Room, Building 133. 

The course will present current 
problems in government and politics 
within the framework of central and 
recurring themes in American life. 
Areas to be emphasized will include 
government and economy, political 
parties and pressure groups, the ad- 
ministration of justice, civil rights 
and civil liberties, and the formula- 
tion of public policy. The instructor 
will be Dr. Jack P. Leach, who re- 
ceived his Ph.D. in political science 
from the University of California in 
1943. He has had extensive experience 
in teaching and research, as well as 
experience in federal government po- 
sitions and private business. At pres- 
ent he is an administrative analyst 
in the office of the president of the 

Civilian or military personnel in- 
terested in taking the course may call 
Hugh Hoffman, training superin- 
tendent, at Extension 223. 

THE MAGIC CHRISTMAS HOLDS for a young child is caught in this : 
picture taken by Stanley Smith, staff photographer, at the Special Services 

Surgeon General Urges Safety 

“The Navy is and for some time has been aware of the appalling losses 
suffered by its personnel as a result of motor-vehicle accidents. This loss 
of manpower is of vital concern to the Navy, since the victims generally 
fall within the younger age groups — a group which constitutes approxi- 
mately three-fourths of the Navy and Marine Corps population. 

“While the Navy has a tremendous investment in its personnel and the 
costs of motor-vehicle accidents reach astronomical figures, the more im- 
portant consideration is the saving of lives and limbs. With this thought 
in mind I want to emphasize the extreme care that MUST be exercised 
by all naval personnel, officer and enlisted alike, who drive or are occupants 

B. W. Hogan, RADM, MC, USN, 
Surgeon General, 

United States Navy. 

party for staff children. Santa’s identity is carefully concealed by his cos- 
tume, but his voice sounded very much like that of CWO John H. Faunce. 
The children are Jackie and Cathy Simms, whose father, John M. Simms,' 
IIMC, was busy photographing Santa’s visit to the Pediatrics ward wh>\ 
Jackie was putting in his order for a set of “Lincoln Logs.’’ 

Exam Papers Have 
Surprising Cures 


Accepting her X-ray School diploma from CDR L. E. Watters, MC, USN, 
the Radiology Service, is Joyce Casey, wife of W. E. Casey, IIM2, who was 
schareed from the WAVES before the course was complete. Other grad- 
tes of the year-long X-ray Technician course are, left to right: Leonard 
le HM3 ' Da r re Id Ilanna, IIM2; Mary Lou Chavez, 1IM2; and Alton John- 
n If M3 The graduation took place Friday, 14 December. D. B. Smith, 
VU, was instructor for the class. 

LCDR Esther Schmidt’s contribu- 
tion to the OAK LEAF — answers 
gleaned from examination papers at 
Corps Schools at Corpus Christi and 
San Diego — was so popular the OAK 
LEAF has had many requests for 

The best of the list appeared two 
Issues ago, but here are a few that 
may prove amusing: 

On the subject of decubitus ulcers 
(also referred to by the students as 
teutonic or bituminous ulcers) : To 
prevent them ( 1 ) Remove the vermin 
from the bed after eating. (2) Switch 
the patient frequently. 

With reference to kidney and blad- 
der function: Failure of the kidney 
is called “secession of urine.’’ The 
reason why a patient must empty 
bladder before going to surgery : "He 
loses control of his muscles and may 
become inconsistent.’’ To induce a 
patient to void, “Make him think of 
Niagara Falls.” 

One young hopeful explained why 
it is important in hepatitis cases to 
autoclave needles and syringes rather 
than boil them or use chemicals: 
“Because hepatitis patients are sen- 
sitive to things and unsterile things 
Is one.” 

Sunday, 6 January 

THE WRONG MAN — Henry Fonda and 
Vera Miles. 

Monday, 7 January 

GUN BROTHERS— Buster Crabbe, Nevilk 
Brand. ' 

Tuesday, 8 January 

BUS STOP — Marilyn Monroe. Don Murray. 
Wednesday, 9 January 

AWAY ALL BOATS — Jeff Chandler 
George Nader. 

Thursday, 10 January 

NIGHT HUNTER— Ray Dan ton. Colleen 

Friday, 11 January • 

ATTACK — Jack Pa lance,* Eddie Albert. 
Saturday, 12 January 

HOT CARS — John Hromfield. Joi Landing. 

Louis Pasteur deserves credit for 
many things, but he would probably 
turn over in his grave if he knew 
that he was said to have been “the 
father of all ndo^-organisms.” 

For her services in the Special 
Services Division, Mrs. Edna Rowan, 
secretary-bookkeeper, was awarded a 
Letter of Appreciation signed and 
presented by RADM John Q. Owsley, 
commanding officer, on 19 December. 
The letter read in part: “The com- 
mantling officer takes pleasure h 
expressing his appreciation of the 
many fine services you consistently 
perform for the hospital in connec- 
tion with ytfur work in the Special 
Services Division.” 

Page Five 

Friday, 4 January 

WAS A MERRY CHRISTMAS at Oak Knoll! Santa was everywhere — (1) At the Special Services childrens party, where all 
lined up to tell CWO John H. Faunce their wishes; at Pediatrics (9) where Dianne Byrd was especially delighted to see this bearded gentleman, easily 
recognizable as ( APT Tracy Cuttle; and on all the wards. (11) Posing for the cameraman before starting bedside rounds are Robert Smith Fred Tel 
ham. and Lloyd Townsley, who distributed gifts from the Veteran Hospitals’ Christmas Committee to each patient aboard. And everywhere’ there was 
music. Bob Souza, accordionist (2), serenades A. J. Geiser, FPC, Retired, and members of his family as they sample the first course of the Christmas 
[™- S °n Ved ?? LT R ’ A ' Ed,und and members of Food Service Division staff. (3) Largely responsible for the success of Christmas festivities were 

fSL *“ < 0 " k - o' •frt 1 , Se 7‘ C , eS 0ni< " : St, VC COVr ' dni - ,,MC; Rol> ' rt 1 ° ak Kn.U Coordinator for .he Veteran ll^pUaL- 

Christmas Committee; and his assistant, Jesse Meyers. (4) Henri French, unicyclist, .and Beth Baker, xylophone artist delighted all who saw and heard 

them, as did (5) Consuelo Gonzales, singer of Spanish songs, (6) The Andrini Brothers, strolling musicians YVavne Roland enmedi , ‘ 

Norma Hughe*, vocalist. There were a few strings attache.! as ,7) Uncle Charlie, also known as Palhtha ihc ^ “ d 

ence. (K) < arl Metzlnger was the Christmas Committee photographer who took pictures of David Walker AN and other iv.ti ... ' ~ a 111 1 

or friends. Decorating «... was no smai. ,0b, and these are Jus. three of scores of tola, citizens wio itc.pld brfng the ht^day " Oak C, 

Page Six 

Cagers Drop NSC, 
Harbor Defense; 
Lead In "B" Loop 


Since trouncing the NAS Oakland 
cagers, in their first league game of 
the season, the Oak Knoll basketball 
team has added two more victories 
to their record and is presently en- 
joying first place in the 12ND Group 
“B” league. 

Their most recent win occurred on 
Thursday night, 20 December, when 
they defeated the Naval Supply Cen- 
ter, Oakland, team 55-43. In that 
game played at NAS Alameda, the 
Oak Knoll unit met its strongest 
league opponents to that date. 

At half time, the Hilltoppers held 
a nine-point lead (29-20) with most 
of the points being scored by player- 
coach Dick Walton. The 6'5" center 
accounted for 12 points on six field 

In the second half, the Hospital 
team steadily widened the gap to the 
final 55-43 count, but the NSC team 
was never “out of the game” as is 
indicated by the 18 points scored by 
their forward Roy Box. Walton and 
Box shared the high point honors, 
each with 18. 

A week before they met NSC, the 
Hilltoppers literally annihilated one 
of (if not the) weakest teams in the 
league. On Wednesday night, 12 De- 
cember, the Hilltoppers crushed the 
Harbor Defense “Defenders” 89-30. 

At half time, when the Hospital 
men were leading 39-10, one of the 
Defender coaches remarked that his 
team had practiced only once, and 
that was a practice game played 
several days prior to the Oak Knoll- 
Harbor Defense match. Their lack of 
practice and small squad (approx- 
imately seven men) was evident. 

In the first period the Hilltoppers 
rang up 32 points before their visitors 
finally scored. The cheer from the 
crowd when Defender Ed McGinnes 
tallied his team’s first two points (on 
a 20-foot field goal) was almost over- 
whelming, as many of the Hilltoppers 
were also voicing their approval. 

This "rout” gave the entire Hill- 
topper team a chance to play and 
unfortunately (for Harbor Defense, 
that is), everyone who played, scored. 
Six men ended the game with two- 
digit figures beside their names. The 
Oak Knoll high scorer was Bob “Red” 
Miller, who scored only one free 
throw in the first half but hit seven 
field goals in the second period for 
a total of 15 points. Miller’s second 
half play was temporarily interrupted 
by a sudden illness which forced him 
to leave the game. He recovered 
quickly, however, and returned to 
score more points. 

In this, the first leg of the league 
round-robin play, the Hilltoppers 
have not played the Naval Communi- 
cations Station, the Military Sea 
Transport Service, and Port Chicago. 
The first two teams, NavComSta and 
MSTS, are not too strong as indicated 
by their standings (NavComSta 4th 
and MSTS 5th) but Port Chicago, 
with a 2-0 record and second place 
standing, looms the strongest oppo- 
sition to Oak Knolls’ bid for the 
championship. The Hilltoppers meet 
Port Chicago on Thursday night, 10 
January at NAS Alameda. Tlpoff at 

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Upon successful completion of five months intensified study in such tongue-twisting, but vital subjects as 
entomology, epidemiology, and parasitology, the 32 members of the 24th Environmental Sanitation class were 
graduated on Friday, 14 December. They are (left to right): Front row — Zigmund Golaszcwski, HMC, USCG; 
ClifT Miller, S/SGT, USAF; Clyde E. Brick, HMC; Robert S. Brown, HMC; Iden M. Castleman, HMC; Wayne 
C. Lorance, HMC; James L. Chaney, HMC; and Pete Dalla, Jr., HMC. Second row — Perry E. Boone, HMC; 
Ray A. Van Gorder, HMC; Burley J. Penninger. HM1; Thomas W. Everroad, HM1; Claude T. Frasier, HMC 
Jimmie F. Monk, HM1; Willie C. Watson, HMC; and Wayne H. Berry, HM2. Third row — Alexander L. Hartley, 
HM2; Denneth R. King, HM2; Allen E. Morini, HM2; Robert J. Reilley, Jr., HM2; Henry W. Riel. HM2; Dar- 
rell D. Mahood, HM1; and Allen M. Thrall, HM2. Top row — Bob D. Armstrong, HM1; James J. Auld, HM2; 
Charles R. Garcia, HM1; James B. Garner, HM2; George D. Crumpler, HM2; Clayton B. Egelhoff, HM1; 
Sperry D. Davis, HM1; and W r illiam H. Roy, Jr., HM2. For their class, Chief Golaszewski was Valedictorian 
and Jimmie Monk, HM1, was Class Spokesman. The certificates were presented by CAPT Alex N. Chaffin, 
MC, who is the Head, EST Course, CAPT Chaffin was assisted by LCDR H. W. Le Bleu, MSC. 


12ND "B” Group Standings 

Won Lost 

Port Chicago 



NAS Oa’kland 









Naval Supply Center 



Harbor Defense 



Oak Knoll 




Leak 4 



Park 1 



Reid 3 



Walton 9 



Chandler 3 



Beal 1 




NSC Oakland 




Holmon 2 



Box 6 



Jurgesen 3 

Brown 2 

Golphin 0 

Williams 1 

Bress 2 


Oak Knoll 

FG FT Tot. 

Chandler 5 

Pennington 0 

Dunkel 2 







Pratt 2 

Miller 7 










When LCDR Banyong Thavara- 
mara of the Royal Thai Navy 
cheeked out following completion of 
his studies at the Environmental 
Sanitation School, Admiral Owsley 
presented him a Certificate of Spe- 
cial Instruction, recently designed 
especially for presentation to foreign 
military personnel under training 
here. Dr. Banyong was the first to 
receive it. Another treasured memen- 
to of his 20 weeks at Oak Knoll is 
the handsome leather brief case with 
his name inscribed in gold, presented 
him by fellow students in apprecia- 
tion of his help and friendship. Dr. 
Banyong, now at Field Medicine 
Service School, Marine Base, Camp 
Pendleton, received next to the high- 
est mark ever earned by an EST 
School student. 

Harbor Defense 


Duncan ........ 1 

Roders 0 

Perez 0 

Leslie 7 

Turnpaw 1 

Terrell 3 

FG FT Tot 
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Lady Hoopsters 
In 12ND Cellar 

In the 12ND Group “C” (Women’s) ’ 
basketball league, the San Francisco 
lady Marines, and the Alameda Hell- 
kittens are leading the early season . • 
standings. Both teams have a 1-0 
record. >> 

The Oak Knoll lady cagers, having . 
played only one game (which they 
lost to Alameda 32-13) are tied with 
the Moffett Field Flyettes in the cel- 
lar. The most fortunate team in the 
league is the Treasure Island Pirettes, 
who haven’t played a game as yet, 
but find themselves in third place. ] 
In the Alameda game, ENS Audrey 
Brennen, LTJG Phyllis Baker, and 
Mary Lou Chavez, HM2 were the only 
women who scored for the Oak Knoll 
unit. They tallied 3, 4, and 6 respec- 

Hilltoppers Scuttled 
By SFNS Pac Hunters 

The Hilltopper basketball team 
suffered its ninth non-league loss of 
the season two days after Christmas, 
when they were scuttled 73-45 by the 
San Francisco Naval Shipyard “Pac 
Hunters.” a 12ND Group “A” team. 

For the Oak Knoll team, Duke 
Chandler, Cliff Reid, and Bob Leak 
led in the scoring department with 
15. 11. and 10 points -espectively. The 
Pac Hunters’ big guns were Karstan 
with 15, McCarthy with 14, and 
Boyden with 10. 

At present the Hilltoppers are lead- 

ing the “B” league basketball circuit 
with a 3-0 record. 

Pay Schedule 


Tuesday, 15 January — .All officers and 
staff enlisted personnel 

Friday, 1* January— All patient enlisted 

Vol. 19, No. 2 

Recreation Set 
For EM Staff 

As a result of the 9 January meet- 
ing of the Hospital Recreation Com- 
mittee, a full' list of activities was 
outlined for staff enlisted personnel 
and new corpsmen in particular. 

Plans were made to familiarize the 
new personnel with “Mustei Inn, 
EM Club, its facilities, and the Reel e- 
ation Committee members. It was 
suggested that individual pictures of 
v he committee members be posted in 
- the EM Club to provide easy identi 
fication for new Club patrons. 

An invitation was extended to all 
uhe new staff members to the EM 
Club dances, held two Fridays of 
everjrjnonth, and to the othei acti\ i 
ties Offered at Muster Inn. These 
include the juke box, television, poo 
tables, and dancing. The next dance 
to be held will be on January 25th 
from 2100 to 2400. with music pro 
vided by the Roy Stefani quartet. 

Another new feature is a series of 
Sunday afternoon dances. The first 
one was held last Sunday and EM 
Club manager Dave Alba, HM2, re- 
ported, “the dance was such a succes", 
we’re planning to have them each 

The members of the Recreation 
.Committee are Cliff Judd, president, 
HMl ; Dave Alba, HM2; Mike Cox, 
HM3; Gene Earhardt, HMl; Dorothy 
Moody, HM3; June Trask. HM3; Dick 
Baker. DT3; Vic Irving, HMl; Gerald 
Webster, HM2; Charlie Beal, HM3; 
and Rita Moehringer, HM3. 

Dick Blewett, JOS, editor of the OAK LEAF and Chris Ecki JOSA his 
replacement, lay out Blewett s last edition of the paper before : Ble nett 
is discharged from the Navy on 30 January. Blewett was editor 
MOFFETT FIELD NEWS before reporting to Oak Knoll as a patient. 

Knoll Fourth Estate Changes Again; 
Eckl Replaces Blewett On Oak Leaf 

THE OAK LEAF will lose another 
editor on 30 January when Richard 
L. Blewett J03, is relieved by Christo- 
pher E. Eckl, JOSA, who reported for 
duty here during the holidays and is 
now serving as assistant editor 

Tags Tell Who's Who Eckl is a June 1956 graduate of the 

It’s easy to tell who’s who among University of Notre Dame and has 

his Bachelor of Arts degree in jour 
nalism. Even before serving for two 
years on the Notre Dame Scholastic, 
Eckl was no stranger to the Fourth 

Estate. His father is editor of the 
ciency, courtesy, and friendliness, j plorence Times and T ri-Cities Daily 
The neat, easily readable lettering is . ... , , 

the work of Edward K. Bush. HMC.I in hls home town of Plorence ' Ala - 

staff officers, nurses, and chiefs 
since neat leather-bound name tags 
are now part of the uniform during 
working hours at Oak Knoll 
The tags were designed to aid effi- 


To be released from active duty 
the end of this month, Blewett will 
end his Navy career, the majority of 
which was spent as the editor-in- 
chief of the Moffett Field weekly, 
Oak Knoll as a patient, he was trans- 
ferred to staff in November, replac- 
ing Barbara Kayser, J03. who had 
served as editor for two years 

He plans to continue his college 
education at the University of San 
Francisco, where he will major in 
business. He was graduated from 
Santa Rosa Junior College prior to 
entering the Navy. 

Pharmacy Brews 
500 Cures Daily 
Without Cauldron 

It takes only a few minutes for the 
impatient patient to have a Py e ^ c J ip " 
tion filled at the Oak Knoll Phar- 
macy despite the fact that the stall 
fills some 500 orders every day. Here 
the person waiting for his prescrip- 
tion will become familiar with the 
sound of capsules and tablets being 
counted, the grinding of the Waring 
Blendor and the pounding of mortar 
and pestle. 

Though many of the medicinals 
are ready-prepared by commercial 
pharmaceutical manufacturers, the 
staff also “brews its own cures.” 
Behind the short time it takes to 
dispense the prescription there are 
many hours of preparation in the 
manufacturing laboratory. 

In the lab, a variety of capsules, 
elixirs, cough syrups, ointments and 
opthalmic solutions are compounded 
daily. For example, in one day ap- 
proximately 33 gallons of medicinal 
liquids are made by the busy crew. 
In one month 90 lbs. of ointments and 
dermatological creams are prepared, 
and 17.000 capsules and tablets are 
dispensed daily. The yearly figure 
totals 6,200,000 (or two tons of) 
capsules and tablets. Aspirin and 
APC’s take up one-fourth of the total 

Cal To Offer Course 

Civilian or military personnel inter- 
ested in taking the American Gov- 
ernment and Politics course offered 
by Cal’s Extension Service should call 
Hugh Hoffman, training superinten 
dent, at Extension 223. The class will 
begin on 30 January and will meet 
weekly for 18 weeks. Tuition is $27. 

Author Gives $2,000 

C. S. Forester of Berkeley, author 
of “Captain Horatio Hornblower, 
“African Queen,’’ “The Good Shep 
herd,’’ “Age of Fighting Sail,’’ and 
other books, appeared on Groucho 
Marx’s television show “Bet Your 
Life” recently and won $2,000, which 
he promptly donated to Navy Relief. 

ifUAtiAu c.Lii w i, iv — i iie winnes in lviaeucm Knew now lo Drew potions 
in a cauldron using only magic words but Vincent T. Pagano, HM3 (left) 
and William L. Hawk, HN (right) of the pharmacy are much more accurate 
as they brew an elixir of phenobarbital. More photos on Page 2. 

Despite the large quantity of pre- 
scriptions, the pharmacists are most 
concerned with quality. Heading the 
competent staff is LCDR Russell R. 
Frew 7 , Chief of the Pharmacy Service, 
who holds a Bachelor of Science in 
Pharmacy from Ohio State Univer- 
sity. Albert A. Skinner, HMC, and 
Harold R. Hensle, HMl, are both 
graduated of the Navy School of 
Pharmacy at Bethesda, Md. Robert 
D. Kriedler, HM3, has his B.S. in 
Pharmacy from Philadelphia College 
of Pharmacy; Vincent T. Pagano. 
HMS.from St. John's University; Max 
Worhatch, HM3, from Duquesne Uni- 
versity; Eugene D. Wade, HM3. from 
Xavier University; William L. Hawk, 
HN, from Ohio Northern University. 
Henry Bourdase is a long-time Civil 
Service employee. 


The function of the pharmacy is to 

provide in-patients and out-patients 
with necessary medications. The 
pharmacy has most of the latest 
developments in the field of mod- 
ern therapeutics, which reflects the 
Navy’s provision of complete medi- 
cal care for its members and depend- 
ents. (Editor’s Note: This article was 
written by Vincent T. Pagano. HM3. 
for the OAK LEAF.) 

Page Two 

The Oak Teai 

U. S. Nnvnl Hospital. Oakland, California. 

JADM J * ° W8,c y‘ MC t USN, Commanding Oflicci. 

CAP T Fitz-Jolui Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

M. J; Millard, MSC, USN. Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Richard L. Blewctt, J03. 

Assistant Editor: Christopher L*. Eckl, JOSA. 

Sports: LT Waylnnd Bennett, MC, USN, and LT Ann Tierney, NC, USN. 

Editorial Advisor: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographer* : Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, HMC, Marvin R. Nunn, HM3. 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross. 

The Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
menl and \ n com Plia”ce with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1933. 

‘ I he Oak Leaf' receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication mav not he 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

t r I K II V A * _ A f » .V MM La • La — m — d _ d — . . A ‘ - 1 1 I • III ■ I 

■»» i iic unK 

Vol. 19 

i-cai. u. a. rsnvui Hospital, Uaklnnd 14. California. 

Friday. 18 January- 1957 

No. 2 

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Continually we are made anxious by the pressure of our responsibilities. 
Often we awaken in the morning fearful of the frustrating tasks that await 
us in the next eighteen hours. We become further concerned when we look 
at the schedule of the week, or the month. Wii.n li:e seems almost too much 
for us these words by an unknown author can do much to lift our burde.r. 
God broke the years to hours and days, 

That hour by hour 
And day by day, 

Just going on a little way, 

We might be able all along 
To keep quite strong. 

Should all the weights of life be laid 
Across our shoulders and the future, rife 
With wpe and struggle, meet us face to face 
At just one place, 

We could not go. 

Our feet would stop, and so 
God lays a little on us every day. 

And never, I believe, in all the way 
Will burdens bear so deep, 

Or pathways lie so steep, 

But we can go if by God’s power 
We can bear the burden of the hour. 

LCDR G. L. MARTIN, Protestant Chaplain. 

Max Worhatch, HM3 (left) and Robert D. Kriedler. HM3, pre-packag 
phenobarbital, a part of the 33 gallons of liquid preparations made evei . 
day at Oak Knoll’s pharmacy. Worhatch and Kriedler are members of t<. 
eight-man staff headed by LCDR Russell R. Frew, Chief of Pharmacy. 

Btuiiir S’miirpfi 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 


Choir Rehearsal Thursday 1930. 

Morning Worship 1030 
Communion following at 1130 
Main Chapel 

0600, 0830 

DAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 

Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 


IN 67A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 

MRS MARV A. MURRAY, national president of the Fleet Reserve Asso- 
ciation Auxiliary, and Mrs. Margaret Longevin. left, national publicity 
chairman were greeted by CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Executive Officer, 
when they toured the hospital last week. Mrs. Murray, a resident of Long 
Beach, was one of the organizers of events that culminated the recent Mrs. 

U. 8. Navy contest in that city. 

Ut&komsL & 


Officers reporting for duty were: LT 
Frank E. Staggers, MC, USN, from Yoko- 
suka, Japan; LT Harry J. Kerrigan, MC, 
USN R, from USNH St. Albans, N.Y.; 
CWO Gerald V. Johnson, USN, from Third 
Marine Division, FMF; and LTJG Phyllis 
T. Haddock, NC, from Naval Hospital, Beth- 
esda, Md. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were: 
John Devine, HMl, from New London, 
Conn.; Burton H. Lueschcr, HM2, from 
USNAAS Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi ; 
Robert L. Bieseckes, HMC, from MSTS 
San Francisco; Fred Moorhead, II M2, from 
the USS TALLADGA; William Scott, 
HMl, from the USS LEWIS (DE-535) ; 
James Smith, HM2, from Naval Supply 
C orps School, Athens, Ga. ; Loren Brewer, 
HN, Gary Winningham, HN, Howard John- 
son, HN, David Mchaffie. HN, and Jerry 
Roszman, HN, all from HCS Great Lakes; 
William Anderson, HMl, from Camp Lc- 
Jeune, Sagat Giron, II M2, from USNII 
Memphis, Tenn. ; Wilbor Edstrom, HMl, 
from USNII Yokosuka, Japan; James Jarvis, 
HN, from HCS San Diego; John Sarkuch, 
HM2, from NavSubBase New London, 
Conn.; William McGrath, HM2, from USN 
Receiving Station, Boston, Mass.; Michael 
Kelley, HN, from HCS San Diego; James 
Norris, HN, from IICS San Diego; Richard 
Deems, II M2, from Camp Pendleton; Laur- 
ancc Sanders, HN, from HCS "San Diego; 
Frank McKay, II N, from IICS San Diego; 
Earl Carlson, HN, from IICS San Diego; 
Robert Mawhinncy, HN, from IICS San 
Diego; James Gray, HMl, from the USS 

Jack Morris, II M2, from Norfolk Naval 
Shipyard, Portsmouth. Va. ; James Abbot, 
HMC, from USMCAS Cherry Point, North 
Carolina; Halley Bishop, HMl, from NAF 
Weeksville, N.C. ; John Tuomala, II Ml. 
from Port Hucnemc, Calif.; Parker Bar- 
field, II M2, from the USS RUSLIMORE 
(LSD-14); Garvin Keith. LI M2, USNH 
Yokosuka, Japan; Dclma Tver, HMC, 
lrom USNH Guam, M.L; Lester Howe, 
HMC CXJSCG), from US< « • A s San Fran- 
cisco; John Cunningham, II MC, from USNII 
Oakland; Joseph Nannie, II M2, from 
USNII Bremerton, Wash.; Jewel Hall. 
11 N, from HCS San Diego; Anthony Helen- 
ski, IIMC, from l T SNII Newport, R.I.; 
Lary Starling. HN, from IICS San Diego; 
George Frank, IIMC, from Camp Pendleton; 
David Hiklan, HN, from HCS San Diego; 
Stephen Prigge. HN, from HCS San Dicco ; 
Norman Hawker, EN2 from the USS 
RAINIER; Harold Borders, TIN, from 
IICS San Diego; Harold Hummingbird, IIN, 
from IICS San Diego; Paul Smith, HMl. 
from NAS Port Lyeutcv, Morocco. 

Jon Winter, IIN; Normand Clixby, 11N; 
Albert Vigil, IIN; Gerald Dover, IIN; Don- 
ald Sharp, II N ; James Bourguc, HN . James 
McGrew, IIN; Kenneth Cunningham, II X ; 
Jcrold Marvel, IIN ; and James Graves, IIN, 
’ ll from HCS San Diego; Jerry C urry, ON, 
from USNTC San Diego; Paul McFadden, 
II N, from HCS San Diego; Alton Staten 
Jr., HN, from IICS San Diego; Arthur Mc- 
Dole, II M2, from NAAS Barin Field, Foley, 
Alabama; Elis Mntaldi. HM2, from I1Q 
Support Activity, Naples, Italv ; Paul Mills, 
HMC, from the USS GREEN FISH (SS- 
’51); Robert Metcalf, IIMC'. from USNTC 
Bainbridge, Md. ; Emmett W heatley, HMl, 
from .USN Dispensary Navy Dept., Wash,, 
D.C. , 

Dale Montgomery, II M2, from Marc Is- 
land; Robert Clift, IIN, from IICS San 
Diego; Raymond Hallan, HMl, from USNII 


Skinner, HMC, checks 

prescriptions as Harold R. Hensle. 
HMl, manufactures capsules on the 
pharmacy’s capsule machine. Both 
men are graduates of the Navy 
School of Pharmacy at Bethesda. 


Chelsea, Mass.; Edmund Weitzcil, IIN. 
from HCS San Diego; Stuart Cannon, UN, 
from IICS San Diego; Elwyn Garner, LIMA 
from NavSubBase, New London, Conn. ; 
Jerry Newland, IIN-; Eugene Morris, HN: 
Ronald Leslie, HN ; Gene Chapman, IT X ; 
David Landers, IIN; James Larkin, IIN; 
A1 Thomas, HN; Waddy Hudson, UN; 
Timmic Gabbard, HN ; Harrell McAdoO* • 
JIN; Donald Owens, HN ; Charles Sanhum 
Jr., HN ; and Robert Everton, IIN, all iron) 

IICS San Diego; Violet Johnson, H.MZ 

> tort Mason, ban Irancisco, ■ 

from MSTS ----- 

John Brown, HN; Bobby Watkins, liN ; * 
Carrol Sanders. TIN; Larry Jennings. IIN: 
Theodore McPherson, UN; and Lane Lins, 
IIN, all from HCS San Diego; and Barbara 
Bradford, II M2, from USN Shipyard Navy 
No. 12$. 

Officers detached were: LT Arm B. Cox ■ 
NC, U5NR, to Naval Ordnance Test Sgq* 
lion, China Lake. Calif.; LT William K 
llalliday, lr., MC. USNR, to inactive duty; 
LT Fred D. McWilliapis, MC. USNR, tu 

. . -r n\ ... TT \1 

inactive duty ; 'LT Marion E. Rolleri, NC, 
USN. to MSTS, Pacific 

i siv, u> mail » Area lor dulv atloat. 

and LTJG Laura D. Spence, NC, USNR, t« 
USNH, St. Albans, N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel detached were: RoW» 
Bahr, I1.M1, to USS YORKTOWN (CVA- 
10); Montgomery Smith, HM 2.^0 litv 
Marino Division; James king, HML ». 
USNS Adak, Alaska; Rauel Williams. FI M . 
to USN AS Pensacola. Fla. 1 Frederick 
Schroth Jr., HM3, to the USS REC.ULl'S 
(AF-57) ; Ardinano Arreola, BM J, 1 gj 
USN AS Monterey. Calif.; James AndtraOg 
HN. to USN AS Monterey. Cahf. ; Warren 

Burleson. UN. to USNS Treasure Island; 
Edward Clayton. IIN, to US Naval Shipyard. 
San Francisco; David Cocville, IIN. to L 
Naval Air Facility. Monterey; Ronald Cm 
iins. 11 N. to Mare Island Naval Shipyard. 
Daniel Cook. IIN, to US Naval Shipyard 
San Francisco, 

Page Three 

Friday. 18 January, 1957 


HEAR-ABO'UTS: Claire Martini 
was among Bay Area residents en- 
tertained aboard the Italian Cruiser 
cently docked at TI for a six-day 
visit After having a simply "tabu- 
, oils' dinner,'* she invited several ot 
the ship’s' officers to dinner at her 
San Leandro home. Now the Italian 
visitors have invited Claire and h ,% i 
parents to dinner in their homes in 
Rome and Venice. And they’ll prob- 
ably accept! . . . Civil Service ladies 
■ hardly know what to do about their 
new ID tags. Photos as flattering as 
"the usual passport job (no reflection 
on Photo Arts) adorn one side, but 
if this is turned from public view, 
there, resplendent, on the reverse 
side is one’s, birthdate . . . LT Anna 
Sawicz has had that prosperous look 
since she returned last week end 
from leave in. Las Vegas. . . . Red 
Cross Gray Ladies and officers’ wives 
who assisted wrapped more than 
3,000 packages for patients and staff 
members during the holidays. . . . 
The Thundering Herd that descends 
on the time clock in the Ad Bldg, at 
0800 and 1630 has a new destination. 
The clock has been moved amid- 
ships, just outside LCDR Morrison’s 
door. . . . LT Peggy Heimberger has 
decided her ’54 two-tone blue Cadil- 
lac% too big for her— anyone inter- 
ested? • ' 

OR SNOW, NOTHING is allowed to 
come between orthopedic patients on 
41 A. and B and their favorite TV pro- 
gram — "Mickey Mouse Club." Nothing 
unless it might be a reply to a fan let- 
ter they sent (autographed by all 
hands) to Annette Fttnicello, 14-year 
old " Mousketeer." 


” William C. Johnson, DT3, introduced 
his bride of less than a month to 
fellow-members of the Dental Serv- 
ice at a party at their 143rd Street 
apartment last Sunday. Mrs. John- 
•son is the former Jean Johnstone of 
Albany, Ore., where they were mar- 
ried on 16 December. . . . Bob Ken- 
nedy, HM3, recently of the CO’s Mail 
Room, claimed Joyce Nelson of Oak- 
land as his bride on 28 December at 
Lakeside Baptist Church, where they 
met more than a year ago. Asked 
where they would go on their honey- 
moon, Bob said, “I think I’ll take her 
to Hawaii for about a year and a 
half!” And he meant it. He is now at- 
. tached to the NavMed Unit at Trip- 
ler Army Hospital. . . . Robert Key 
Semmens, HM2, of Surgery 1, ex- 
changed vows and rings with home- 
town girl Helen DuBois last Friday 
at his parents’ home in Modesto. . . . 
Pretty Lynn Ryan of the Record Of- 
fice is wearing a new diamond en- 
gagement ring— gift of Bill McLaren 
of Castro Valley. 

LITE BEGAN on 6 January for 
Karol Jo Cothran, 8 lb. 8 l /i oz. daughter 
of Lloyd Cothran, HM3, on duty on 
B ard 52, and wife Janis. She’s their 
second child. , . . On 9 January for 

7 eresa Lorraine Barnes, S lb. 7*4 oz. 
first child for John Barnes, HM3, of 

. . X-ray, and his. wife Florence. . . . On 

8 January for Bruce Christopher As- 
belle, who received a warm welcomi 
when he arrived at Merritt Hospital 
Parents of the 7 lb. 1 oz. boy are 
Charles Asbelle of the Prosthetic Re- 
search Laboratory and wife Rosella, 
former Navy Nurse, once OT super- 
visor here. Bruce has a 15-month-olc 
sister, Karen. 


RADM Owsley Presents 
Checks To 14 Civilians 

Cash awards totaling $1050 were 
recently presented to 14 civilian em- 
ployees for outstanding work done in 
1956. RADM J. Q. Owsley, Command- 
ing Officer, handed out the checks 
(less withholding tax) in a special 
ceremony in his office. 

Awarded $200 for Superior Accom- 
plishment were Helen Simmons, 
Disbursing; Maxine E. Hutchin, Re- 
search Service; Dorothy Thompson, 
Office of the Administrative Officer, 
and Jennie E. Ritter, Disbursing. 
Rosebud Cooper, Dependents Service, 
was awarded $100. 

George A. Manchester and Charles 
Peralta, both of Maintenance, re- 
ceived $35 and $25 respectively for 
superior achievement. 

Seven employees received, awards, 
ranging from $10 to $25, for beneficial 
suggestions. Clarence Wright of Main- 
tenance was awarded $25 while Paul 
Germolis and James Snawder, both 
of Maintenance, shared $25. Ten- 
dollar awards were given to Mildred 
E. Wray, Nursing Service; Kathleen 
Wenstrom, Personnel and Records, 
and Robert C. Bailey and Gus Ma- 
talas, both of Maintenance. 

Memorial Stadium 
Set For Academy 

In a recent letter from the Secre- 
tary of the Navy to all ships and 
stations it was announced that con- 
struction of a Navy-Marine Corps 
memorial stadium at the Naval Acad- 
emy will start this spring. “This will 
be a lasting memorial to all of us 
serving today in the Navy and Marine 
Corps as well as to those who have 
served before us,” Mi*. Thomas said. 

The stadium will be built with pri- 
vate funds since it is not deemed 
appropriate to request funds from 
the Congress for this purpose. More 
than a million dollars has already 
been accumulated in a Memorial 
Stadium Fund, and construction will 
be started with this money. To raise 
the amount required to complete the 
stadium the Naval Academy Athletic 
Association has been receiving volun- 
tary contributions. 

While no solicitation of funds 
within the meaning of SECNAV in- 
struction 5340. 1A shall be made, vol- 
untary contributions may be accepted 
by Treasurer, U.S. Naval Academy, 
Attention: Athletic Association, An- 
napolis, Maryland. Names of ships 
and stations contributing will be suit- 
ably recorded on bronze plaques at 
the stadium. Individual Oak Knoll 
contributions are being accepted by 
the Special Services Officer and will 
be forwarded to the Academy in one 

$1050 For Work 

ing 1956 are presented D.v Admiral Owsley to ? Officer; Charles 

ents Service; Helen Simmons and Jennie Ritter of Disbursing 

BENEFICIAL SUGGESTIONS paid off for these six employees who 
received cash awards last w,eek. They are (left to right) G*rmolis, 

Maintenance; Kathleen Wenstrom, Personnel and Records; Mildred E. 
Wray, Nursing Service; Clarence Wright, Robert C. Bailey and Gus Matalas, 
all of Maintenance. 

What It Takes! 

When the “Big Mo’s" big guns are 
fired, this is what it takes for one 
minute’s worth of shells: Alloy steel 
— 95,700 pounds; carbon steel — 1,300 
pounds; copper and brass — 1,300 
pounds; civilian manhours — 3.600. 

OAKNOLLUMNI: Marie Adams, 
who retired from Red Cross last May 
after serving as Oak Knoll Director 
for eleven years, has a brand-new job 
in Palo Alto, where she is now mak 
ing her home. She is secretary to the 
tumor board at Palo Alto Hospital. 


Sunday, 20 January 

THE BAD SEED— Nancy Kelly and Patty 
McCormick. A Broadway shocker brought 
to the screen. Advance billings say that 
you can talk about the man or the woman 
but don't tell about the girl. 

Monday, 21 January . 

A LAWLESS STREET— Randolph Scott 
will undoubtedly clean up the street with 
able assistance from Angela Lansbury. 

Tuesday, 22 January 

BATTLE HYMN — Korean orphans are 
cared for by Rock Hudson and Martha 
Ilyer in a war movie that shows the gen- 
erosity of the American troops and the 
tragedies of war. 

Wednesday, 23 January 
and Eva Marie Saint star in this comedy 
which should provide plenty of laughs. 
Thursday, 24 January 

THE SILKEN AFFAIR — Though silk is 
mentioned in the title it is doubtful that 
David Niven and Genevieve Page are con- 
cerned with cocoons. 

Friday 25 January 
QUENTIN DURWARD — Robert Taylor 
is once again dressed in the garb of a 
knight. The climax is a battle between 
Taylor and the villain while swinging on 

Saturday, 26 January 

FOREVER DARLING — Lucille Ball and 
Desi Arnez, the famous TV family, star in 
this movie which was given a good rating 
in the polls. 

The Disappearing Teaks 

Chan, the local teakwood mer- 
chant, noticed several of the expen- 
sive boards had disappeared from hi c 
shelves. Suspecting thievery, he de- 
cided to remain in his store that 
night to catch the culprit red- 
handed. He hid himself in a dark 
corner. At two in the morning, the 
dozing detective was awakened by 
the storeroom window being opened. 
Chan was surprised to see a large 
bear with the feet of a boy climb 
through the window. The be a* 
picked up several pieces of Chan’s 
teakwood and started to depart when 
the Chinaman shouted, “Halt, boy- 
foot-bear with teaks of Chan!” 

74th Anniversary 
For Civil Service 

This is Civil Service Week, set 
aside in observance of the 74th anni- 
versary of the signing of the Civil 
Service Act by President Chester A. 
Arthur on 16 January 1883. It was 
this law that established the princi- 
ple that those persons privileged to 
serve the American people in Gov- 
ernment career posts should be se- 
lected on the basis of merit. It created 
the Civil Service Commission to 
“regulate and improve the Civil Serv- 
| ice of the United States.” 

When the Act was signed, it cov- 
ered appr oximately 13.800 jobs. Today 
more than 2.000,000 Federal em- 
ployees work (635 of them at Oak 
Knoll) under an equitable employ- 
ment system made possible by this 

The Federal Government is the 
largest employer in the world. Al- 
most half the workers of the execu- 
tive branch are employed in direct 
support of our Nation’s air. ground, 
and sea forces as civilian employees 
of the Defense Department. Nearly 
a quarter of the executive-branch 
employees are responsible for delivery 
of our mail. Another eight percent 
serve veterans and their dependents. 
The remaining 21 percent handle all 
of the many other services performed 
by scores of government departments 
and agencies. 

Pay Schedule 


Friday, 1 February — Officers and staff en- 
listed men. 

Tuesday, 5 February, All patient-enlisted 


Friday 15 February — Officers and staff en- 
listed men. 

Wednesday, 20 February — All patient-en- 
lifted personnel. 

Page Four 


Varsity Piasters 
Blank Reserves, 
Cinch 2nd Place 

Oak Knoll varsity keglers blanked 
the Naval Reserve Training Center, 
Alameda, 3-0, Monday evening, on 
the Treasure Island alleys, to boost 
their wins to a total of 12. 

These 12 wins, coupled with six 
losses puts the local pinsters in 
second position behind the power- 
ful NAS Oakland team (with a 21-0 
record) in the district “B” league 
bowling circuit. 

The outstanding performances in 
this recent match were high series 
marks posted by Gene Earhardt with 
a 536 and Vic Irving with a 509. 

The Hilltopper bowlers have two 
more matches remaining on their 
schedule. On 21 Jan. they meet the 
Military Sea Transport Service unit 
at Alameda and the following week 
(28 Jan.) they engage the Naval Com- 
munications Station on the Treasure 
Island alleys. 


NAS Oakland 



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Oak Knoll 

12- 6 







Vagabonds Take 
Bowling Lead 

After 14 weeks of bowling in the 
Naval Hospital’s Husband -Wife 
league, the Vagabonds have moved 
into the lead over the rest of the 
teams. In second place are the Fal- 
cons, followed by the Shortsnorters, 
Double Enns, Hickorys, and the Alley 
Kats in that order. 

The leading average bowlers are 
Paul Cook (Falcons) for the men and 
Helen Kageora (Alley Kats) for the 

Fourteenth week results: The Vag- 
abonds swept all three games from 
the Shortsnorters to drop the losers 
from first to third position. For the 
winners, D. B. Smith rolled a 204-523 
series while Mildred Morrison rolled 
a 407 series for the losers. The Fal- 
cons dropped the first game to the 
Double Enns but came back to win 
the last two as Paul Cook rolled a 558 
series and June Cook a 440 series. The 
last-place Alley Kats swept three 
from the fifth-place Hickorys. 

CPickers Smother 
Admin In Men's Bowl 

By taking all three games from the 
Admins, the Cherry Pickers moved 
into first place in the Naval Hospital 
Men’s Bowling league. In third are 
the Electrons, while the Alley Rats 
hold down fourth, the Dragnets fifth, 
and the 8-Balls sixth. The high aver- 
age bowler for the league is Vic 
Irving of the Cherry Pickers with a 

) average. 

Fifteenth week results: The Cherry 
;kers swept three from the Admins 
did the Electrons from the Drag- 
ts. In the third match the Alley 
its took two from the 8-Balls. The 
rh scores for the week included 
- Irving 213-202-599, Morgan Rice 
herry Pickers) 203-580, D. B. Smith 
lectrons) 212-562. Jim Love (Elec- 
ms) 202-533, Jerry O’Neill (Alley 
ts) 536 and Jim Hicks (Cherry 
:kers) 505. 

Friday, 18 January, 1 957 v 

are the champions of the 1956 12ND Group “B" Football 
league, the Oak Knoll Hillloppers. The team members 
were presented their jackets on Friday, 4 January, by 
Admiral Owsley. They are, front row (1 to r) Chief Bruce 
Tillman (Coach), David Alba (HB), John Scott (HB), 
Cecil Bledsoe (HB), Roger Jaimeyfield (HB), Charles 

Hanna (C), and Eugene Earhardt (Assistant Coach, 
Middle row (I to r) William Johnson (End), Sam Bro. . 
(FB), Phillip Myrold (C), Charlie Beal (QB), Davie 
Burk (QB), Nat Toliver (End), and Simon Sanders > 
(IIB). Top row (1 to r) Dick Baker (HB), Doiuu-U 
Rhoades (QB), Robfcrt Buzzone (End), Dick FitzpatricL. 
(End), James Anderson (C), and David Jackson (HE) 

Port Chicago Drops Hilltoppers To Second 

Bouncing back from a 76-63 defeat 
by Port Chicago on 10 January, Oak 
Knoll basketeers won their first game 
for their new coach Bob Palda, HM2, 
by downing MSTS 77-53 on 14 Janu- 
ary, in a 12ND "B” League game. In 
league competition, the Knollites 
with a 4-1 record now trail Port Chi- 
cago, 5-0, by a game. 

Palda replaced player-coach Dick 
Walton, who will remain with the 
team as a player. 

In the MSTS contest, Oak Knoll 
led all the way against the hosts who 
haven't won a league game in five 
starts. Bob Leak led the team with 
25 points and scored frequently on 
tip-ins. Leak also took charge in re- 
sounds and dominated the boards 
igainst the outclassed opponents. 
He was followed in the scoring col- 
imn by Bristol and Dunkel who 
scored ten apiece. Livengood led 
MSTS with 24 points but received 
ittle offensive help from his team- 

Lack of a balanced scoring attack, 
he fault of the MSTS team, plagued 
Dak Knoll in their loss to Port Chi- 
sago. Don Chandler was high man 
with 11 field goals and 5 foul shots 
worth 27 points, but the rest of his 
;eammates were cold. Dick Walton 
followed Chandler but had only nine 

After trailing 46-28 at the half, 
Dak Knoll managed to outscore their 
rivals 35 to 30 in the second half but 
wouldn’t overcome the 18-point defi- 
cit. Gandy paced Port Chicago with 
21 points and received help from four 
seammates who scored in double 

Oak Knoll’s next game will be with 
Harbor Defense on 4 Feb. Harbor 
Defense is now in third place in the 
eague after recovering from the 89- 
10 shellacking they received from 
Dak Knoll in their first game. 

The Knollites will then journey to 
Port Chicago for another chance at 
he league leaders on 15 Feb. 

12ND “B” Basketball Standings 


Oak Knoll (63) 

Chandler 11 

Leak 4 

Walton ... 4 

Reid 2 

Park 3 

Dunkel 3 





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5 27 

Dunkel ... 





Port Chicago (76) 

FG FT Tot 

Gandy 9 

Jones .. 7 

Crabaugh 6 

Hartmett 1 

Ashberry 5 

Janzen 3 

Fisher 1 








Oak Knoll (77) 

MSTS (53) 


Guy 4 

Baker 5 

Livengood 9 

Bell 1 


Lady Hoopsters Add 
First Win To Record 

Oak Knoll lady cagers won their 
first league game of the season Wed- 
nesday night, 9 January, by dropping 
the Moffett Field Flyettes 44-36. The 
game, played at Mills College, was 
the second league encounter for the 
lady Hilltoppers, and they now have 
a 1-1 record and second place in the 
12ND Group “C” league. 

High scorers for the Oak Knoll 
unit were LTJG M. A. Thompson 
with 27 points. Mary Lou Chavez with 
16, and ENS Audrey Brennen with 
1 point. 

The ladies have a bye in their 
schedule this coming week but meet 
the Treasure Island “Pirettes” at 
Treasure Island on 30 January. 

NAS, Alameda, leads the league 
with a 2-0 record, the San Francisco 
lady Marines are tied with the local 
girls in second place, and the Moffett 
team is in the cellar with a 0-2 count 
against them. The Treasure Island 
ladies have not played a game as yet. 




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Vol. 19. No. 3 

Friday. 1 February. 1957 

Knoll Takes 
First Tilt 

In New Gym 

WHAT GOES UP must come down is the expression reflected on members of the Oak Knoll Hilltoppers as they 
Jc^a player LI NAS Oakland ”hooK one up” in Monday's game in the newly opened gym. They are Left 
to right) Dick Walton (6), Bob Leak (11), Duke Chandler (8), and C1UT Reid. Oak Knoll non 60-46. 

Oak Knoll’s latest dream— its own 
gymnasium — was realized Monday 
night when the Hilltoppers played 
their first home game. 

A capacity crowd, many of whom 
had never seen the basketball team 
play, watched Oak Knoll defeat NAS 
Oakland, in a 12ND “B* League con- 

The gym, which also doubles as 
the compound’s theater, from which 
it was converted, was recently com- 
pleted at a cost of $2,000. The cost 
was borne equally by the hospital 
recreation fund and a district recre- 
1 ation grant. 

An electric scoreboard, goals, and 
padding under the baskets were in- 
stalled by the Public Works Division. 

LTJG Paul E. Cook, Special Serv- 
ices Officer, said the seating capac- 
city of the gym is approximately 250 
plus additional standing room. He 
added that there is a possibility of 
expanding the seating capacity if 
sufficient interest in the games is 

Ben Harris, Athletic Director of 
the 12th Naval District, was present 
for the opening game and said the 
gym was one of the finest in the dis- 

He said it was another step forward 
for the hospital’s recreation program 
and will promote better cooperation 
in the district. 

Medical Department's 'Mr. Disaster' 
To Be Demonstrated at Oak Knoll 

“Mr. Disaster,” a “wounded” man- | 
nikin who actually “bleeds” so that 
Navy Medical Department personnel 
can practice treating battle casual- 
ties will be on display at Oak Knoll 
in mid-Februar. 

The mannikin, developed by the 
Naval Dental Sch< ol, National Naval 
Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., for 
the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s 
Casualty Treatment Training Pro- 
gram, is a life-size, plastic covered 
“body” containing an artificial vas- 
cular system that includes a centrifu- 
gal pump and a network of tubing 
through which glycerine, water, and 
red vegetable dye “blood” will ooze 
or gush as the inst ructor decrees. 

The model is usee id teach proper 
treatment for six of the casualty 
problems most commonly encoun- 
tered in an emergency These include 
a leg wound, an arm wound, an ab- 
dominal wound, a penetrating chest 
wound, choking caused by a foreign 

body in the throat, and a fractured 

“Mi*. Disaster” will be on display 
on the second deck of Building 34 
(Dental Clinic) on Wednesday, 
Thursday, and Friday, 13-15 Febru- 
ary, and after his wounds have had 
a chance to heal during the week 
end, will appear again in demonstra- 
tions on Monday and Tuesday, 18 and 
19 February. 

Toppers Clip 
NAS Oakland 

Special invitations to view “Mr. 
Disaster” have been issued to Bay 
Area Military Medical and Dental 
Installations and civilian medica 
and dental societies. Ample oppor- 
tunity will be provided for staff per 
sonnel to see one of the hourly dem- 
onstrations scheduled during each o 
the five days the mannikin will be 

CAPT M. L. Gerber and CAPT A. S 
Turville are handling arrangements 
for the mannikin’s visit here. 

Playing before an enthusiastic 
crowd, the Oak Knoll Hilltoppers 
christened their new gym in fitting 
fashion Monday night as they de- 
feated NAS Oakland 60-46 in their 
first home game. 

A capacity crowd including RADM 
J. Q Owsley, Commanding Officer, 
CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Jr., Execu- 
tive Officer, and Ben Harris, Athletic 
Director of the 12th Naval District, 
watched the hospital five jump into 
an early lead and finish the game 
with their fifth success in seven 
league starts. 

The victory left the Hilltoppers 
tied with Port Chicago in the 12ND 
“B” Basketball League. 

Oak Knoll held a slim 29-25 lead 
over their shorter opponents at half 
time, but they perked up in the sec- 
ond stanza by dominating the back- 

(Continued on page 4) 

Dan Patiris To Play 
At EM Staff Dance 

The EM Club will be the scene of 
another staff dance sponsored by 
the Hospital Staff Recreation Com- 
mittee on 8 February. The dance will 
last from 2100 to 2400. 

Dan Patiris, formerly a member of 
Woody Herman's “Third Herd,” and 
his quartet will furnish the music. 
Hostesses will be provided. 

CO and Dr. Dcolan 
Attend Symposium 

Oak Knoll had two representatives 
at the Surgeon General’s Symposium 
in Washington last week — Admiral 
Owsley and LCDR Paul D. Doolan, 
who appeared on the program at the 
research meeting on 24 January. His 
ubject was “Clinical Investigation 
Center Problems, Accomplishments, 
and Plans.” 

Page Two 



F/ie 10a I* Leaf 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

RAI)M J. 0. Owsley, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

J f -. MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

CDR M. J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Oflicer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOS A. 

Sports: LT Wayland Bennett, MC, USN, and LT Ann Tierney, NC, USN. 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers : Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, U MC, Marvin R. Nunn, HM3. 
( ontnbutors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 
I lu* Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
otu m ^ n * Und *? cofT ^P linnc *? with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

J he Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AEPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of ‘The Oak Leaf,*' U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 Friday, 1 February, 1957 No. 3 


Diogenes was a renowned thinker of Greece. One day he set up a tent in 
the market place of Athens with a sign: “Wisdom sold here.” One of the 
citizens laughed at the idea, and sent a servant with twelve cents in Greek 
money, saying: “Go and ask the braggart how much wisdom he will let you 
have for twelve cents.” When the servant delivered the money to Diogenes, 
the latter answered: “Tell this to your master: ‘In all your actions look to 
the end'.” When the servant brought home the message, his master was 
so pleased with it, that he had the words painted in gold over the entrance 
of his house so that he and everyone else entering his house might be re- 
minded of the end of life. 

Prudence is the ability to look to the end in everything we think or say 
or do. Three things are necessary to act and live prudently: one must think 
out the situation; one must choose a course wisely; one must carry out the 
choice properly. 

A prudent person will think over what he intends to do in order to find 
the best way to do it. In addition he will ask advice. Often a friend, a 
relative, a coworker can see the situation more clearly. But in seeking 
advice he must be sincere. Even if the suggestions you receive are not in 
line with what you would like to do, be sure to give them full consideration. 
After thinking over what he should do, and having consulted wise advisers, 
it is up to the prudent man to pick out the path that will lead to his final 
goal. He examines carefully each reason for and against the course of 
action, but he doesn’t hesitate and waver too long. The length of consid- 
eration should be in proportion to the importance of the decision. Once he 
has decided, he goes ahead bravely, knowing that God will be with him. 

LCDR W. J. SPINNEY, Catholic Chaplain. 

“WELL — it was this way,” says Vilhelm “Bill” Anderson, BMC, USN 
(Ret.), as he tells (left to right) Clyde Jones, Walter Palmer and George 
Jones, all of 42A, how life was in the old Navy. “Bill” seems to be an author- 
ity since he joined the Navy on 21 Jan. 1897 and has been close to the sea 
all of his life. 

Patient Still 'Spinning Yarns' at 85 

“Twenty-four dollars used to go 
a long way in those days,” says Vil- 
helm “Bill” Anderson, BMC, USN, 
(Ret.) as he recalled that was his 
Navy pay 60 years ago when he joined 
the Navy. 

A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, 
he worked on schooners in his native 
country before signing up as a hand 
on various tramp steamers. He came 
to the U.S. when he was 24 years old 
on a steamer from England. 

“I jumped the steamer and joined 

the Navy in Boston on 21 Jan. 1897 
after being in this country only 20 
days,” he recalled. Bill spent 18 years 
at sea and visited all parts of the 
world before serving his last four 
years of active duty as a tugboat 

After retiring from the Navy, he 
worked as a civilian employee at 
Mare Island. On 2 Dec. 1937, he lost 
his leg when hit by a car in a “hit 
and run” accident. 

Friday, 1 February, 1957 

UROLOGY GRADS — CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Executive Officer, pre- ' ji 
sents graduation certificates to Stan Willis, HM2, and Billy Brown, HM3 1 
upon completion of their six-month course in urology techniques. CAPT 'l 
Mark S. Curtis, Chief of Urology, looks on. 

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Red Cross Features 
Ping-Pong, Crafts 

Anyone who attempts to write on 
books of humor, should have some 
ability in the field himself, which this 
reviewer, unfortunately, has not. So 
in bringing to your attention the new 
book of S. J. Perelman, ROAD TO 
my task, as well as my pleasure to 
quote Dorothy Parker who, in writ- 
ing of these irreverent and delightful 
commentaries on business, art, the 
movies and other world-shaking top- 
ics says that most of those, who, in 
filling out a questionnaire put “Oc- 
cupation: humorist” will find a little 
formula and “milk it until it moos 
with pain.” Of Mr. Perelman and his 
book she continues, “Robert Bench- 
ley, who was nearest to Perelman, 
and Ring Lardner, who was nearest 
to nobody, are gone, and so Mr. Perel- 
man stands by himself. Lonely he 
may be . . . but there he is.” The re- 
markable bits called "Cloudland Re- 
visited” are spaced through the book. 
They are his blood-curdling experi- 
ences with old-time movies. For six 
months after seeing Erich von Stro- 
heim in “Foolish Wives.” confesses 
Mr. Perelman, “I exhibited a mad- 
dening tendency to click my heels 
and murmur ‘bitte?’ along with a 
twitch as though a monocle were 
screwed into my eye. The manner- 
isms finally abated, but not until the 
dean of Brown University had taken 
me aside and confided that if I want- 
ed to transfer to Heidelberg, the fac- 
ulty Would not stand in my way.” In 
addition to this are other very funny- 
books in the lighter vein: Constance 
Tomkinson’s memories of the Folies 
Bergere, LES GIRLS, Hayes’ delight- 
ful adventures and misadventures on 
an action-packed vacation of six 
weeks in Europe BON VOYAGE, and 
last, but by no means least, the 
trenchant and rapierlike wit of H. L. 
Mencken in his book on American 
politics in the Republican twenties 
and Roosevelt thirties CARNIVAL 

A new feature of the Red Cros- 
Lounge program is a weekly Pint 
pong Tournament, to be held eve* 
Thursday at 1300. This week’s win- • 
ner is SGT Bill Kell, USMC, who' 
narrowly defeated PVT Jerry Baxtc h 
USMC, for the championship. Keli . 
and Baxter will be present nex\ 
Thursday to take on challengers. - 1 
. . The weekly Pinochle Tournament «ij| 
is held Tuesday afternoon at 1330 . 
and, so far, 45AB seems to be wayNj) 
ahead with winners. . . . Tuesday Is • 
also Spanish instruction day. In- f 1 
struction is given on the wards for[|| 
bed patients. If you are interested 1 ; 
in Spanish instruction, call Red 3 
Cross at 577 and Mrs. Claire Breuer • 
the language instructor, will contact, 
you. . . . Tuesday night at 1900 is . I 
Hostess Dance Time in the Loung r 
A craft Gray Lady training course 
is in progress and as soon as it is* 
completed, increased ward coverage >, 
will be possible. This course is fea- * 

turing crafts for bed patients — huck 
weaving, copper tooling, making py- ’ 
rocord belts, lanyards, bracelets, 
leather wallets, key, cigarette and 
eyeglass cases, and squaw bags. Am- : i 
bulatory patients may go to the Craft 
Shop. Building #31, across from the 
Lounge, if they are interested in any 
of the above crafts. 

For tlje most part, however, it ap-> 
pears to be a season for the estab- 
lished serious novelist to come forth 
with new offerings destined to scale 
the heights of the best seller list. 
There is Rebecca West’s new excel- 
lent novel of her own youth, THE 
lusty crowded novel that spans a con- 
tinent and two wars; Monsarrat’s 
gigantic novel of a gigantic conti- 
HEAD, and Richard Powell’s THE 
PHILADELPHIANS, a sweeping saga 
of four generations of a Philadelphia 
f amily r and its determination to crash 
society. Altogether a very fruitful 
year for the lover of good fiction. 

The library now has a new schedule that will give staff members and 
patients a better opportunity to use it. The new schedule has the library 
open on Monday through Thursday from 0800-1630 and from 1800-2100: 
Friday, 0800-1630; Saturdays, 0900-1200 and on Sundays from 1300-1600. 

The library shelves contain more than 16,000 volumes of fiction and non- 
fiction as w-ell as all the popular magazines, to say nothing of records. It 
is the place where a person can discover the worlds of “Big Brother” and 
“Comrade Leader Napoleon” or find out what happened to the "Stork That 
Married a Dumb Wife.” The record collection will show why Schroedf. 
the child prodigy in the comic strip “Peanuts,” loves Beethoven and wh. 
Bing Crosby has been a favorite for so long. 


. ridcry. \ 

Robert L. Scott, HMC, on the eve 
of his departure for duty on the USS 
HAVEN, was presented a letter of 
commendation for his work in the 
Patient Personnel Office. 1 he letter 
read in part: “Your display of tech- 
nical knowledge, tact, and resource- 
ulnfS s in dealing with the many 
problems of maintaining a large 
number of patients’ records is es- 
pecially noteworthy.” 


& ice & Maintenance’s George Man- 
chester, who keeps tab on the tem- 
perature, reporting this week’s snow- 
fall to be the heaviest he can 
remember in his 38 years in Oakland. 

. . . Drs. Chet, Ying, Chao, Kim, and 
i Yi, Chief Tillman and his two chil- 
dren testing the skates at Berkeley’s 
recently reopened Iceland At least 
five out of eight Knoll skaters were 
first-timers, but not Dr. Yi. who was 
speed skating champion of Korea not 
so long' ago. . . . Student nurses, bus- 
loads of them from nursing schools 
at Chico, San Joaquin and Sacra- 
mento County Hospitals touring Oak 
Knoll. . . . LT Isabel Myers outlining 
her itinerary for a spring trip to 
Europe. . . . ENS Anne Tierney and 


completed the „ M2 . Rohert E . O ooeh, HM1; 

__ arc (front row, 1 to r) Robert E * Robert A Cortez, HM1 ; Stanley 

LT Georgia Jones transferring to I Pau i D . Ferguson, HM1; (top rov,llo r) R Gilchrist H M3. Their 

USN, Bob Staley, HM1, shipping over Nor elI, HM1; Clarence Fleming, HIVLJ an . physiology, limb 

tor another 6. Jerry Bourne. HM3. ‘ ^"aWn^ot aTufleTal limbs. Mr Rudolf E. Buck was 

the instructor. 

Troy Lee Miller, AN, now a pa- 
tient on Ward GOA, recently received 
a letter of commendation from Ad- 
miral Ow’sley for work he did on 
Ward 42A as part of his rehabilita- 
* • ion therapy. “You have contributed 
reatly to the over-all management 
of the ward,” the letter said. 

ditto. . . . 

Mae Anderson, HN, of Dependents 
Service and Carl Woodrow Leasure, 

A 02, of F ASK ON 8, Alameda, were 
married in the chapel Saturday at 1400, 
with EC DR G. L. Martin officiating at 
the double ring ceremony. Patricia 
Thomas, HN, served as maid of honor, 

Rob Wallace, HM2, as best man. 

KNOLL: Stanley A. Melwick, SKC. 
a patient on Ward 61A, earned $5 for 
himself and $5 for the hospital’s rec- 
reation fund with a jingle he wrote 
for the NAVY TIMES “Dollars for 
Ditties” column. His “ditty” appeared 
in the 23 January issue. 

RANDOM NOTES: San Quentin 
prison was the destination of 40 Knoll- 
ites on a recent evening. They were 

members of the Oak Knoll Square Club, SERVICE AWARDS — CAPT Fitz-John W’eddell, Executive Officer, pre- 
Masonic Social Group made up of Navy sen j s a Federal service certificate to Charles Foreman of Maintenance for 
personnel and civilians and their wives. 3Q years of service to the government. Twenty-year awards were presented 
They were welcomed by Warden liar - |o ( , eft tQ righl) Alice Kinkella, Radiology Service; John De Winter, Main- 
ley O. Teats and entertained at a lenance and Pau , shuinate , Food Service. 

banquet in the prison dining room. . . . ; 

When Class 18 graduated from NP . 

School, they surprised their instructor, (W6nty-S©V6n EmplOy©6S f § } fi f /* /% l/l/t fl £ 

LT Georgia Jones with a beautiful bou- n • \AS SLkXJJ J 

quet of red roses.... CAPT Henry En- ReCeiV© SerVIC© Awards 
tiis, CAPT H. A. Streit and C DR John Twenty-seven civilian employees 

Price of Orthopedics are in Chicago | of Oak Knoll received Federal service 


Officers' Wives' Club 
To Hear Baron Ramel 

The Oak Knoll Officers’ Wives’ 
Club will hold its’ monthly luncheon 
meeting on Wednesday, 13 February, 
at the Officers’ Club. 

Baron Henrik Ramel, from the 
■J Swedish Consulate, San Francisco, 
will be guest speaker on the topic 
of “Sweden, One of the Scandinavian 
Countries.” Two interesting films will 
be shown on the subject, and Mr. 1 
Charles Quillin will display Swedish 
mports in ceramics, furniture, and 
crystals from one of the local stores. 

Mrs. G. W. Morrison, chairman, 
will be assisted by the Mesdames 
W. H. Wells, C. F. Dinwiddie, R. A 
Edlund, J. B. Knight, C. O. Wimberly, 
D. M. Scribner, S. D. Barker, W. A. 
Anderson. A. N. King, J. H. Faunce, 
P. E. Cook. H. W. LeBleu, L. J. 
Richards, and M. J. Millard. 

certificates and pins on 21 Jan., for 
their years of service to the govern- 

Oldest employee in time of service 
was Charles Foreman of Mainte- 
nance, who received his certificate 
and pin for 30 years of service. 

this week for the meeting of the A meri- 
can Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 
. . . Rill Hawk, HN, of Pharmacy, is 
proud of his family. Two of his broth • 
ers are doctors, two are dentists, one is 
a lawyer. His three sisters are teachers. 

(He's a pharmacist.) He’s prouder still 
of his father, who managed to put all 

nine through college on his steel mill \ Twenty-year awards went to Alice 

Kinkella, Radiology Service; Paul 
Shumate, Food Service, and Joseph 


worker’s wages. 

LIFE BEGAN on 14 January for 
Cheryl Lynn Sawyer, 7 lb. baby girl 
for Glenwood Sawyer, HM2, of X-ray 
and his wife. Jane. ... on 17 January 
for Felton Joseph Miles III, son of 
Felton Jr., and wife Arlece. The new 
boy, whose dad is an HM3 on duty 
on 72B, weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. on arrival. 
• ■ . 21 January was the birthday of 
Cynthia Lee Spierling, daughter of 
LT Paul Spierling, Jr., and wife, Lois. 
Cynthia, the Spierling’s second child, 
weighed 5 lb. 11 oz. on arrival. . . . 
When 8 lb. 1% oz. Brenda Sue Webb 
arrived on 18 January, she and her 
mother, Bonnie, didn’t have to wait 
long for a visit from Daddy. He’s a 
patient on 60A, an AA named Ralph 

Wilbanks and John De Winter, both 
of Maintenance. 

Certificates for ten years’ service 
were presented to Virginia Bjork, Of- 
fice of Administrative Officer; E. 
Lorraine Carly, Blanche Cooper, 
Mary Ann Slavin, all of Finance; 
James L. Barnes, Manuel Bowers 
and Ralph Williams, Food Service; 
Roland Boutta, Irving Coombs, 
Emile J. DuBois, Richard Griffin. 
Charles F. Jackson, Jay Jackson, 
John H. Johnson and Minor Mell- 
ville, Maintenance; Ophelia Majors 
and Mary Snelling, Nursing Service; 
Lonnie Van Hook, Pathology; Vir- 
ginia Glantz, Alice O. Keller. Ysabel 
R. Ramirez and Gertrude Van Slyke 
of Personnel and Records. 

Officers reporting for duty were LT Wal- 
ter K. Hahn, MC, USN R from FMF, ( amp 
Lejcune, N.C. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty 
were Charles V. Hodges, HM3, Kenneth 
Shane, 11 M3, both from USNH, Bremerton. 
Wash. ; James F. Webber, HN, Dale L. 
Wallace, MM3, James L Logue, HM3, 
Nettie F. Wheeler, HN, Mary D. Grant, 
HN, Gerald C. Larson, 11 M3, all from 
USNH, Great Lake*. 111.; Robert G. Ilerba- 
cek, HN, HCS, San Diego; Donald L. Van 
Fleet, H M3, from NAS, Moffett Field; Ed 
win J. \\ vatt, HM3, from USNH, Guam, 
M.l ; Robin B. Tahar, 11 M3, from NAS, 
Pensacola, Fla.; J. L. Bryant, IIN, from 
NAAS. Kingsville, Tex.. Jimmy Luckett. 
HN, from USNH, San Diego. 

Louis V. Stokes, IIN, from USNCBC, 
Port Hueneme, Calif.; Robert L. Cox. 11M3, 
from l SN AS, Long Beach, Calif., Edgat 
L. Gregory, HM3, from NavSta, San Diego; 
Robert C Bower, 1 1 M 3 , from USNS, Long 
Beach, Calif. ; Gleen L. Fley. HMl, from 
Med Research Unit #1. University of Cali- 
fornia; Donald J. Holland, H M3, and Fred 
C. Henle, HM3, both from USN II, Corona. 

Officers detached were: LCDR Joseph A 
r: “ MSC, USN, to USNH, Chelsea, 
LCDR Ernest N. Grover, MSC, 
^ v^N, to MS IS; LTJ(» Nancv |. Jacques, 
NC USNR, to USNH, Newport, ill.; 
rG J ul !l K>r Sterling. NC, USN, to USS 
GEN. W. A. MANN (T-AP 112). 

Enlisted personnel detached were Robert 
• Carson, HN, Ray M. Hogan, HN, Harry 
^ ^ 1 lN .’ 11 u> USNH. Bremerton, 
\\ osh. ; iMtzhugh l Price Jr., HN, to USN 
Med School, Bethesda. Md. ; lames F Pil- 
hng. HN, to USNH, Corona, Calif,; Pete 
Dalla Jr., HMC. to USN Med Field Re 
earch l f ab. Camp Lejeune, N.C. 



Page Four 


Friday, I February, 1 957 

Cagers Show Polish in First Home Victory staff. Patients 

Bob Leak Tallies 14; 
Leads in Rebounding 

(Continued from page 1) 

boards and shifting their ofTense into 
high gear. 

Don Pennington, who played a 
smooth floor game and scored nine 
points, dropped in the first two points 
of the game and his teammates soon 
followed his example. Center Bob 
Leak led the locals by stuffing in 
14 points and controlling the back- 
boards in his usual fashion. He was 
trailed in the scoring column by 
"Duke" Chandler, who had 12 points 
scored on his deadly jump shot. Dick 
Walton with 11 points and Don Park 
with 10 carried the rest of the scor- 
ing load. Park also kept NAS alert 
with his ball-stealing tricks. 

The only thorn in Oak Knoll’s de- 
fense was Dick Joseph, who hit for 
25 points on his outside jump and 
push shots. He received little offen- 
sive help from his teammates, who 
were usually allowed only one shot 
at the basket by Oak Knoll’s defense. 

In the preliminary contest the In- 
terns were outranked, outweighed, 
outfought and outaged by the OB’s 
(Older Bodies) in a close 21-19 con- 
test. Their only consolation was hold- 
ing Dr. “Dead Eye” Doolan, who had 
averaged 47.5 points per game, to four 

However, Dr. “Cool Eye” Coyle led 
the “Older Bodies” to victory by scor- 
ing six points. Dr. “Killer” Kenny 
was the hero for the Interns as he 
dropped in six points. 

The game was rough and tumble 
(and funny). Some people in the au- 
dience thought they were watching 
the old New York Celtics, minus the 
fast break. The only thing fast about 
this contest was the fast breakdown 
of some of the players, and both sides 
were completely exhausted at the 

Urged To Use Pool 

Staff members and patients who $ 
enjoy swimming even during the l 
winter months have an opportunity^? 
to swim every day at Oak Knoll’s 
indoor pool. * 

The pool, located below the ga* {j 
tation by the football field, is open 
on .weekdays from 0900 to 1600 ex- 
cept Tuesdays when the hours are 
1300 to 1600. Week-end hours are 
from 1300 to 1700. 

Patients with a signed slip from 
the ward medical officer or the ward 
nurse will be allowed to use the pool. • 

Herbert Lay, HM3. manager, said 
attendance has been poor and urges 
everyone to make better use of thefT 
facilities. He will give swimming in- 
structions to anyone interested. 

Lady Cagers Win 38-35 
Over SF Marine Tear 

Oak Knoll's Lady Cagers won their . 
second league game of the season as ‘ 
they downed the San Francisco Lady : 
Marines 38-35. The game was marreu 

by fouls, and the Lady Marines had 
to finish the game with only five* 
players. - Ijj 

Mary Lou Chavez was top scorer. 

all ALONE — Cliff Reid is all alone as lie lays in a crip in Oak Knoll’s for the Lady Hilltoppers as she 
Monday night victory over NAS Oakland. The Hilltoppers won by a score of dropped in 16 points. Rosemary King, 
GO-46 and retained second place in the 12ND “B” Basketball League. 

Bowlers Operate in Top Gear 

playing her first game, followed 
Chavez with 14 points. LT Gretchen 
Hill scored three and ENS M. C. 
Wright accounted for two points. 

Creepers Stay on Top 

Falcons Lead in H-W Lady Keglers in Sweep ln Doubles Handicap 

As the final round of matches - - — 


























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Port Chicago 4-1 

Oak Knoll 5-2 

Naval Supply Center 4-2 

NAS Oakland 3-3 

Naval Communications Station 3-3 

Harbor Defense 2-3 

MSTS 0-7 

Wanted! A Dance Band 

Any Knollite interested in forming 
a compound dance band should con- 
tact Buddy Bryant, HM3, at ALD 
School, Extension 294. 

Needed are a drummer, pianist, 
saxophone, and rhythm guitar. 

'tarts in the Husband-Wife Bowling 
League, the Falcons hold a three- 
game lead over the Vagabonds and 
the Double Enns, who are tied for 
second. Another two games back are 
he fourth-place Shortsnorters. In 
fifth place, three games behind are 
the Hickorys, with the Alley Kats 
resting in the cellar. 

Sixteenth week results: The Dou- 
ble Enns moved into a second-place 
tie with the Vagabonds as they took 
three from the Shortsnorters as the 
Vagabonds were losing two games to 
the Hickorys. In the third match the 
Falcons won two out of three from 
the Alley Kats. High scores for the 
week included a 501 series by Dr. 
Bennet and a 153 game by Ellen Ben- 
nett; 217-541 by Jim Love; 403 by 
Jeanette Love; 161 game by Helen 
Kuziara; 549 series by Matt Millard; 
509 series by Paul Cook; 410 series by 
Viv Millard; 504 by D. B. Smith; 
407 by Jean Smith; 175-401 by Jean 
Wells; 501 by Jim Hicks, and a 416 
by Dottie Hicks. 

C Pickers in First 

After completing 17 weeks in the 
Naval Hospital’s Men’s Handicap 
League, the Cherry Pickers hold a 
two-game lead over the Admins and 
a two-game bulge over the Electrons. 
Following the leaders are the Alley 
Rats, Dragnets and the 8-Balls. 

Seventeenth week results: The 
Cherry Pickers got back on the win- 
ning road as they swept two from the 
8-Balls. For the winners Jim Hicks 
rolled a 210-549, while Don Scribner 
lilt a 525 series for the losers. 

The Oak Knoll Lady Keglers moved 
into first place in the 12ND “C” Bowl- 
ing League by sweeping three games 
from the San Francisco Lady Ma- 
rines. The defeat dropped the Ma- 
rines into second place, and they now 
trail Oak Knoll by one game. 

Paced by Ann Tierney’s 151-159- 
444, the Lady Keglers bowled 2049. 
their highest total pinfall of the sea- 
son. Kitty Forbords’ 170-427 and Ruth 
Keethe’s 168-420 added to the total. 

High scorer for the Marines was 
their captain. Ethyl Wilcox, with 171- 

Blackouts Take Over 

The Blackouts moved into first 
place in the Civilian-Military Mixed 
Bowling League by taking three 
games from "The ????,” the former 
league leaders. 

Eileen Ritter with a 165-176-493 
and Mel Fowler with a 156-173-179 
sparked the Blackouts’ victory. Paul 
Gcrmolis turned in 170-168-485 to 
lead the losers. 

The fourth-place Chitbirds upset 
the third place 6 Jokers by taking 
two out of three games but failed to 
climb out of the cellar. Charlie 
Peralta, playing on a game foot, 
came through for the Chitbirds with 
177-160-468 to nose out the 6 Jokers’ 
McFadden who had 172-145-462. 

The league leaders are Wain of 
“The ????,” who leads the series 
with 563 and game with 213 and is 
tied with McFadden of the 6 Jokers 
with a 164 average. Tops for the 
women in series and game is The 
Blackouts’ Eileen Ritter with 493 
and 202. Her teammate. Texeira, 
leads with a 138 average. 

The Creepers retained their fin 
place hold in the Mixed Doubles 
Handicap as they won three games 
on a forfeit from the Alley Rats. 1 

In other league action the Goldefl 
Arms took three from the Missing 
Linx to edge out the Macs in second 
place though the two teams are tied 

The Macs won two from the 
fourth-place Cherry Pickers as Herb*; 
Lay rolled 158-153-456 and Joe Mc- 
Fadden collected 150-159-450. 

The Golden Arms still carry team 
honors with high average (165), high 
series (597), and the team members 
carry individual honors as Jerry 
O’Neill leads in high average (165*i 
high series (597) and shares game 
honors with the Creepers’ Dr. Mc- 
Kinney at 233. O’Neill’s partner, Jo- 
anne Borge. has high average (136)* 
high series (490) and high gam? 
(181) for the women. 


{Sunday. 3 February 

A K ER—Jvatherine Hcpb«t* 
and Burt Lancaster. 

Monday, 4 February 

THE RACERS — John Conte and Kir* 

Tuesday. 5 February 

XARAK — Anita Ekberg and Victor Mataqp 
Wednesday, 6 February 
Johnson and Joseph Cotton, 

Thursday, 7 February 
UTAH BLAZE — Rory Calhoun* 

Friday, 8 February r 

FREE — Sheere North, Dan Dailey, ^ 
Gordon MacRae. 

Saturday, 9 February 
YHM I'M > \ 'ICR DAY- Vici 
and Richard Egan. 

ASSEMBLY LINE — Patients and staff members use the Navy Exchange s 
shiny new ‘assembly line” at the opening of the completely remodeled ca e- 
i^ria Free coffee was served all day, and gardenias were given to the first 
, 0 ™ad*r«ho arrived. A new grill, salad bar. and self-service soda bar were 

installed to provide faster service. 

EM Club to Have 
3 Staff Dances 

Patrons of the EM Club will have 
'an opportunity to show their skills 
as Bill Catalano and his quartet in- 
vade Oak Knoll tonight to furnish 
the music in another of the series 
of staff dances. The dance will last 
from 2100-2400, and hostesses will be 

Virgil Gonsalves and his sextet, 
brought back by request, will return 
to the club on Sunday, 24 February, 
from 1400-1000. Free refreshments 
will be served and hostesses will be 
imported. Staff members may also 
bring their own dates. 

Free refreshments will highlight 
' another Sunday dance as Roy Stef- 
ani’s Octet returns to the club on 10 
March from 1400-1800. 

Dave Alba, HM2, club manager, 
requests that all staff members 
bring dates to the dances to cut down 
on the number of stags. 

Alba also announced that June 
CRristy will not appear at the club 
as rumored since she is on tour. He 
said that efforts are being made to 
have her qt Oak Knoll during one of 
the summer months. 

Don't Miss 
"Mr. Disaster" 

Thousand Trees Added 
To Hospital Grounds 

Approximately a thousand small 
trees have been added to the Oak 
Knoll landscape during the past 
month as a result of the generosity 
of the East Bay Municipal Utility 

The trees, surplus stock from “’East 
Bay MUD” nurseries, have been 
planted on the slopes above the new 
officers’ quarters as a soil conserva 
tion measure as well as for beautifi- 

Among the varieties included are 
acacia, ceanothus (wild lilac), deo- 
dar, eucalyptus, incense cedar, and 
several varieties of pine. 

OFFICIAL OPENING of the newly redecorated Navy Exchange cafeteria 
toSTplace asBADM J. Q. Ows.ey, Commanding : OMcer, cut the -***-■ 
holding back the cafeteria’s eager patrons poking 1?ND Navy 

J R Holden, 12ND Food Service Manager; CDR L. C. Williams, 1 — 
Exchange Officer; A. I, Smedl k Knoll’s Navy Exchange Manager; 

and at right, CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Jr., Executive Officer. 

Navy Exchange Cafeteria 
Reopens After Remodeling 

• r A • _ ^ rtr i 

Oak Knoll’s newly redecorated Navy Exchange cafeteria reopened w’ith 

a flourish on Thursday, 7 February, as Admiral Owsley cut the ribbon to 
admit the first customers at 0900. 

Free coffee was served to all comers, and gardenias w'ere pinned on the 
fu st 100 ladies to pass along the serving line. A chicken dinner with French 
fries and other trimmings— all for 50 cents— was the special of the day. 
New paint, new draperies, dividers with decorative planter boxes, hand- 
some new fluorescent lighting fix- 

Cal Extension to Give 
Reading - Course 

The University of California Ex- 
tension School will offer a course in 
Reading Improvement starting at 
Oak Knoll Tuesday, 5 March. 

The course will consist of 12 two- 
hour meetings ( 1930 to 2130) in 
Building 25A and will be taught by 
Harry Singer. Tuition will be $15. 

Knoll's MSC Officers 
To Be Hosts at Party 

Medical Service Corps Officers of 
Oak Knoll will be hosts to Army, 
Navy, and Air Force MSC Officers 
(active and retired) from the entire 
Bay Area tonight at a party at the 
Officers’ club. 

Approximately 250 officers and 
their wives are expected for the party, 
which will begin at 1800. 

LCDR H. W. LeBleu heads the 
committee, which includes CDR M. J. 
Millard, LT’s L. W. Burr, R. A. Ed- 
lund, J. B. Knight, LTJG Mary Law- 
son, and CWO J. H. Faunce. 

tures, and all new stainless steel 
equipment — grill, serving line, salad 
bar, and self-service soda bar — make 
the cafeteria one of the most at- 
tractive in the area. The seating ca- 
pacity was increased from 90 to 120 

A. L. Smedberg, Navy Exchange 
manager, said the new facilities will 
cut down the waiting time and will 
allow for preparation of three hot 
dishes to be served daily. New tables 
and'chairs, still to come, will make 
the cafeteria even move attractive, 
he said. 

CDR L. C. Williams, 12ND Navy 
Exchange Officer, and J. R. Holden, 
12ND Food Sendee Manager, who as- 
ices and Information and Education- sisted with plans for the cafeteria’s 

Samuel D. Barker, new Special Serv 

al Services Officer, is presented the redecoration, attended the opening 
keys to the “city” of Oak Knoll by j ceremonies. 

LTJG Paul E. Cook. Before leaving Present employees are Morris 
the hospital for a new assignment Shepherd, manager, Betty Hatton, 

with the Fleet Marines, Mr. Cook re- ' ashier ’ and Glad y s Shank ‘ Natalie 
... r ... e Davis, Doris Myers. Jesse Rose, Moi- 

T f L\ J : T , T ! ses Trujillo. Juanita Sharp. Dorothy 

the CO for h,s outstanding work tn Moore Bonnle ro^ou^, Marc i a 

the fields ol sports and entertain- Tucker, Clara Naylor, Bonnie Waid- 

ment and for his efficient handling , u C k, James Prentiss, Donald Rhoads, 

- and Educational Bud Clark, Clarence Slayton, and 

of Information 

Carl Schmidt, 


Page Two 

The f)ah Teai 

U. S. Nuvnl Hospital, Oakland, California. 

HADM J. Q. Owsley, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

( AIM Eitz-John Weddell, Jr., \IC, USN, Executive Oflicer. 

C.DK M. J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Oflicer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports: I T Wayland Bennett, MC, USN, and ENS Anne Tierney, NC, USN. 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers : Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms. UMC 

Contributors of the Week: The Americun Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 

I he Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commcrcialh at no cost to the Govern* 
meat and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

I he Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

rmed forces Press Service (ALPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
° ^ lc ^“k Leaf, U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 15 February. 1957 

No. 4 


SHALL WE DANCE?— The song: is turned into action as enlisted staff 
members and their dates dance to the music of Dan Patiris and his quar- 
tet at a recent dance at “Muster Inn.” 

There is a proverb which says, “A soft answer turneth away wrath; but 
grievous words stir up anger.” 

Some time ago I read the following statement on one of those familiar 
signs in a restaurant: “Even the fish knows it’s sometimes wise to keep 
its mouth shut.” 

Most folks have little trouble striking up a conversation or even thinking 
of something to say. But at times many speak out of turn or say the wrong 
thing. Especially when someone says something that rubs the fur the wrong 
way, we are apt to burst forth with something that ten minutes later we 
wish we hadn’t said. The way a person responds often reveals a lot about 
his character. 

When we cut someone off sharply we usually don’t get the desired results; 
it ends with hard feelings and a sour taste in our own mouth. But a gentle 
answer, one that isn’t hasty and is without prejudice, will usually take care 
of the situation, and can even make friends of would-be enemies. 

Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” The 
place to start, getting control of the mouth goes deeper than the tongue. 
When we find our peace of heart with Christ, it will show 7 by our conversa- 
tion in any circumstance. 

LT DWIGHT F. ZELLER, Protestant Chaplain 

Knollites Asked to Combat Car Mishaps 

The Navy is backing the nationwide program to combat the tremendous 
rise in motor vehicle accidents. 

Back the Attack, sponsored by the National Safety Council, takes the 
place of the one-shot S-D Day, by which traffic safety has been promoted 
the past two years. 

President Eisenhower issued this statement in a letter: 

“For 18 months American traffic fatalities have been increasing. If this 
trend continues through the rest, of the year, we shall have the highest 
motor vehicle death toll in history. 

“It is shockingly clear that each of us must assume personal responsibility, 
not only by driving and walking safely, but for supporting our State and 
local public officials as they seek to enforce and strengthen our safety 

Personnel at Oak Knoll are enjoined to do their part in this program: 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 

Choir Rehearsal Thursday 1930. 
Morning Worship 1030 
Communion following at 1130 
Main Chapel 


0600, 0830 

DAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 


Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 


IN 67 A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 

GOSSIP— Old gossips are usually 
young flirts gone to seed. 



Tis an old saying in the schools. 
That flattery is the food of fools; 
Yet now and then you men of wit 
Will condescend to take a bit. — Swift 

WEALTH— The foolish sayings ol 
the rich pass for wise saws in society. 


Pay Schedule 

Friday, 1 March- Officers aixl stall enlisted 

Tuesday, S March— All patient-enlisted per- 

Friday, 15 March — Officers and staff en- 
listed men. 

Wednesday, 20 March All patient-enlisted 

For the reader who likes his facts 
straight and his readings unadorned 
by the embroidery of fiction, we at the 
library are happy to present a num- 
ber of books sound of fact, readable 
of style, and indeed elegant to look 
upon. First of these, and foremost in 
popularity at least, is the new book 
of Don Whitehead. THE FBI 
PLE. It is one of the most absorbing 
narratives of crime and punishment, 
with enough material in it to keep 
whodunit novelists and writers of 
any kind of thriller busy for the rest 
of their lifetimes. Another book that 
certainly qualifies in the third cate- 
gory (that is in being one of the 
handsomest books we have recently 
set eyes upon) is Lowell Thomas’ 
WORLD. None of it, of course, will 
be new to the viewers of the third in 
the series of Cinerama productions, 
but for those who have not seen the 
film, Mr. Thomas has put into book 
form the fruits of his wanderings 
over the face of the globe in search 
of the modern counterparts of the 
ancient Seven Wonders of the 
World: The Hanging Gardens of 
Babylon, The Colossus of Rhodes 
and the other five of which only one, 
the Pyramids of Egypt, regarded by 
the Greeks as the oldest and greatest 
of all. remains. 

SPADE by Geoffrey Bibby, which 
was planned and written explicitly 
as a companion volume to GODS. 
stirring and beautifully explicit nar- 
rative of life in Northern Europe 
from 15.000 BC to the time of the 
Vikings. “Every archaelogist knows 
why he digs,” says Geoffrey Bibby. 
“He digs in pity and humility that 
the dead may live again, that what 
is past may not be forever lost, that 
something may be salvaged from the 
wrack of the ages.” 

Always there has been a passion to 
understand this strange yet familiar, 
this beautiful and tumultuous earth. 
In her new book THE EARTH WE 
LIVE ON, Ruth Moore writes of what 
lies beneath the visible surface of the 
earth, a problem that has stirred the 
imagination of men from the time 
of Hesiod and Aristotle and the Bible 
down to the present. And at last, 

i Red Cross to Have 
HiFi Programs 

On Wednesday afternoons, in the 
Lounge, there will be a “Record Re- 
quest” program. Members of the Ca* . 
ifo'rnia Woman’s Bowling Associa- 1 
tion recently presented a Hi Fi set 
for the use of the patients, and the 
San Francisco Olympic Club has . 
given quantities of 33 and 45 RPJ. 
records; so with both a fine new in- t- 
strument and new records the listen- > 
ing is really a pleasure. Selections . 
range from classical to western, and i [If 
interested patients are invited to L: > 
come and request the music of their* jj. 

* * * i? !?. i 

The State Registers in the Red < 
Cross Lounge reveal some interesting 
information. Patients have now been , l 
signing these Registers in thei r ' 
home-town sections for approxi : 
mately three months, and thus far. - 
California leads the .signature list, 
with Texas second and Colorado and | 
Louisiana tied for third place. Ap- 
parently there are no representatives 
from either Alaska or Washington, 
D.C. at Oak Knoll, but native sons 
(by birth or adoption) have indi- *i 
cated their preferences for Hawaii. 
Puerto Rifco, the Philippines, Kyoto . 
(Japan) and Lower Slabbovia. 

* * • 

The ping-pong tournaments have ; 
drawn ^entrants from every section . 
of the hospital, and the champion- 
ship has passed from Ken Smith who 
held it twice (defeating Jerry Jack- 
way and Chuck Canpie) to Chuck 
Trapp, who won a hard fought 
match over Chuck Canpie. 

Protestant Bible Study 
Conducted Tuesdays 

A Protestant Bible study class con- i 
ducted by LT D. F. Zeller, CHC, USN. 
is being held each Tuesday noon < 
from 1215 to 1245 in the training roon. t 
of Building 133. All military and stafi 
members afe welcome. 

we would like to call -your attention 
to Werner Keller’s THE BIBLE At 
HISTORY, a story imbued with tht _ 
excitement of true detection. Fron 
the disappearance of Sodom and Go- 
morrah to the appearance of the Star 
of Bethlehem, the author deals only 
with sober facts so eloquent in them- 
selves they need no other dramatiza- 

Pag© Three 

'iday- < S February. 195^ 

A K L E A F 


1m their 14th Birthday Wednej- 

day. TO LTJG's Samuel_D. Barker 

Z Walter A. Andersen of UBO. 
Both attained this rank as ot 1 



cuticnt whose strong subject apparent- 
£ filin'. nppM lo, speaol 

ri “tn tack wife to the doctor . 
orpswaves comparing and sharing 
valentines.... Dr. Davis pursuing Ms 
,ew specialty — cross-poll mating At 
Tcan Violets. • • ■ Knoll girl keglers 
-fading about themselves in the 
.IYibune sports section. . . • LCD* 
King gliding over the ice at the Ber- 
keley rink, while daughters Karen 
Beth, and Lynn wish they could "do 
Like daddy.” . . * CDR James Carson 
of 66A recalling the days back in 
1920 when, at 18, he was center-foi- 
Wd on the US Olympic water polo 
'm that competed at Antwerp, Bel- 
mm. He is a native San Franciscan, 

Stanford grad, and an MD The 

Faunces. Cooks, and Kings still 
yv .nking their lucky stars they didn t 
reach Reno any sooner. Having 
caught the Western Airlines Cham- 
pagne flight at 1230, their plane was 
.. :t a few minutes from landing when 
' t he big explosion occurred. The fire 
’ and destruction were clearly visible 
as their pilot circled the city but 

I had little effect on their “Bright 
• Lights Tour.” - - ; Sturdy newspaper - 
; men exchanging squeamish looks as 
Dr. Me Alpine stopped the flow of 
blood from "Mr. Disaster’s” wounds. 

DYS: Mrs. Roy Tandy is in Ports- 
mouth. Va„ today for the wedding of 
Roy, Jr., and Mary Josephine Inness. 
The groom is a Hospital Corpsman 
now attending the Medical A dtninis- 
ivative Technician School at IJSNH, 
Portsmouth, and the bride is a Hospi- 
tal Corpswave there. 

LIFE BEGAN on 31 January for 
Richard Dean Hicks, 4 lb. 2 oz. son 
of Clifford Hicks, HM3, and wife, 

[ Anita . . . same date for Lewis Joe 
Burke. Jr.. 8 lb. 2 oz. son of Lewis 
Burke, HM3, and wife Beverly . . . 
on 5 February for Thomas Treadway 
Vasquez, 6 lb. 8 1 j oz. son of LT Mario 
Vasquez and wife, Betty ... on 9 Feb 
ruary for Carl Walter Hahn, 4 lb. 11 
jz. son of LT Walter Hahn and wife, 
Shirley. All are "firsts” except young 
Thomas Vasquez, who is the fifth 
child in his family. 

GRADUATES of Class 18 of the Neuropsychiatric SchWlar^rontjowa to “ k ®“ e ' IIM3 . (second row I to r. 

“ E - KHnk ' HNi -“ av^rc'A H pT M. E. HM3; 

_ „ m..olnp flip NP School, OOlldtu _ UKI . 

j3: Paul L. Fraser, HN, 

Clifford VV. Hicks, HM3; 

Stanley G. Boykin, HM3; Bernard william H. Gardner, HN. 

Charles H. Quisenberry. HM3; Clyde C. Cook Jr., HN, and 

Wives' Club to Hold 
Benefit for Nursery 

The Officers’ Wives Club will spon- 
sor a bridge-canasta benefit for the 
Club Nursery on Wednesday, 27 Feb- 
ruary from 1300 to 1530. There will be 
a prize for each table. Coffee, tea, 
and cookies, made by the interns 
wives will be served. Call Winnie 
Lukas, LO 9-8211, Ext. 549, for reser- 
vations not later than noon on Mon- 
day, 25 February. 

The nursery is for the convenience 
of club members. For the nominal 
fee which is paid per child it is rea- 
sonable to assume there is a deficit 
to be met at each Club function foi 
officers' wives. This deficit is paid 
from the club treasury and in order 
to keep the treasury funds from be- 
ing depleted a project is sponsored 
each year. Price for the bridge-can- 
asta party is $1.00 per person; nur- 
sery fee, 25c per child. 

Committee members in charge of 
the affair are Winnie Lukas, Lois 
O’Connor, Jerry Lewis. Phyllis Owen 
and Jean Wells. 

(OfdcniWL & 


Officer I.T Dorothy M. l£. Janssen, NC, 
I'SN, from USNII, Corpus Cliristi, Texas, 
reported for duty. 

Enlisted personned reporting for duty 
were : Charles E. Merrill, II M 3 , from 
USNII, San Diego ; Norman Savoie, IIN, 
from Patient Status, Oakland ; Gerald B. Dct- 
, weiler, HN, from HCS, Great Lakes, 111.; 

LCDR Paul D. Doolan, Chief Of I Robert A. Malcolm, HMC, from FMF, 

SURGERY GRADS— Having --itly completed the Operating ^ 
T^hnicians School, the si* graduates await the of the graduation 
eako as LT Peggy Heimberger. their instructor, looks on. Theynre 
right! Homer Mar. HM3; Bruce DeMaray, HM3; Hi! Hard Preston HM 
Arvor Roland, HM3, elass honorman; Keith McLaughlin. HM3. and Ol 

Bolken, HM3. 


Dr. Doolan Lectures 
At Corona Hospital 

r~a.ui u. uuumii, ui C A xr E n .. hm . 

fV> ~ ~ . . . , C amp Lejeune, N.C. ; Max E. Potter, IIM3, 

the Research Service, lectured Mon- f rom NAS. Atsu*i, Japan; Bernard Barbo. 

day to the Staff Of USNH, Corona, at II MU, from USNI-I, Yokosuka, Japan. 

1 Officers detached were: LI Brendan J. 

fVx/v riADrr A nt a Officers (letachcd were: L, l isrcncian .1. 

the invitation of CAPT A. C. Aber- , )aly USNR, to USNI-I* San Diego; 

netEy, Commanding Officer, and on j CDR George 1 1. Tarr, Jr., MC, USN, 

I \ T V V / d. rn . . . m % rr o r, • T 1 ( ^ I> 'kill 


- I V* v, A AJ | \.J Jl 11111 CA 1 1 VA 1 1 A V/ ^ A * v V A % CA A A V 4 A A ' ■-* w ^ 1 * 

rrv mc/ j nt , fu MAAG, Taiwan, Formosa; LTJG Paul E. 

Tuesday to the staff of the City of f ook MSC t <> Third Marine Div., 

Hope Medical Center in Duarte FMF. LTJG Mona L. Filler, NC. USNR, 

Sunday, 17 February 

LISBON — Rav Milland journeys to Portu- 
gal only to get a black eye from the Film 
Buyer’s Rating, 

Monday, 18 February 

XO MOVIE — Basketball, Oak Knnll vs. 
MSTS at 2000. 

Tuesday, 19 February 

KELLY AND ME — Van Johnson, Piper 
Laurie. Immigrants from the old sod may 
not approve of this one. 

Wednesday, 20 February 

Murphy, Pat Crowley. White hero and 
beautiful Indian squaw try to keep Apaches 
from taking another Hollywood trouncing. 

Thursday, 21 February 

I MOONFLEET — Stewart Granger, Viveca 
Lindfors. The Owl and the Pussy Cat go 
to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat. 

Friday, 22 February 

TEA AND SYMPATHY— Deborah Kerr, 
John Kerr. The love story of a teen-age 
hoy and an understanding woman. Very 
go<xl rating. 

Saturday, 23 February 
— Francis, the mule who <peak^ perfect 
English, and Mickey Rooney hunt gho>t> 

! Neurosurgeons to Hear 
Hospital's CDR Clark 

CDR Gale Clark is to present a 
paper and movie on “Surgical Pro- 
cedures For Unilateral Paroxysmal 
Lacrimation” at the joint meeting 
of the San Francisco Neurological 
Society and the Los Angeles Neuro- 
surgical Society to be held at the Del 
Monte Lodge, Pebble Beach, from 
1 to 3 March. 

through arrangements made by Dr. | t l c j 1 l ) ' ss GI ‘ ,N ' A - E - ANDERSON (T ‘ AP ' 

* T ^ L 1 Enlisted personnel detached were: Thom- 

Julian Love of the Center’s division 
’ post graduate medical edu< 

His subject at Corona was “The 

^ * A A-J\J T V \JA Uiiv VVAAtV/1 U Ui T AAJJVTAA 1*11111' 41 | f V I • ' I I I I I UV UU.IIVVI " VI \ . I UVIH 

of post graduate medical education. | "J: {^Scoti? llic.™USS ha' 

VEN (AH- 12): Germaine C. Bourne 

ouujuvv; vuiuua w txa xm. i \ i /\ i i - 1 ^ ; ; v.ieinuiiiie v . nuunic, 

Artificial Kidney,” and at the City of I l ° c .°- l? SN Dept Disp . Wellington. 
„ . , „ J . ( I >. t . ; Robert M. Johnson, II M3, loseph 

. Hope, he spoke On "Treatment Of ; \\ Smith, II V, Charles F. Weinkers. IIM3, 

Acute Renal 'insufficiency” and 1 ”" *1 IT,iNI,, r«v.t ■ w 

"Pathogenesis and Treatment of Ele- 
" vated Blood Ammonia.” 

Dr. Doolan’s Southern California 
hosts are both former Oak Knoll ex- 

all to USNII, Corona, Calif.; Robert W 
Miller. 11M3, to CG, Third Marine Div; 
Paul D. Pennington, IIM3, to USS WOR- 
CESTER (CL- 144). 

Martha R. Sahlinger, HN, James I. Boas- 
ley. HM3, Charles P. Carpenter, Jr., IIN, 

ecutive officers. 

ley. HAU, (liarlt- 1*. C arpenter, Jr.. UN, 
Richard T. Figura, TIN, John C. Martin, 
Jr., HN, Jack O. Waddell. II N, all to 
US\S, T. L; Margaret A. Hanna, IIM2, 

, in this comeil v. 

EM's Have Chance 
For Navy Commissions 

Enlisted personnel at Oak Knoll 
have an opportunity for appoint- 
ments to commissioned status in the 
US Navy under the Integration, Lim- 
ited Duty Officer and Warrant Of- 
ficer programs. 

The* list of qualifications, which 
are too extensive to run in the OAK 
LEAF, may be obtained from W. H. 
Clayton. HMC, in the Staff Personnel 

to USN Disp., .SO Fell St., San Francisco; 
I.eo Spencer, HMC, to N av Med Research 

* n. , 

uuiohvho, Hi*. * aiT j. Kuipers, m\, notn 
» X AS, Moffett Field; Olaf Bolken, H X 
I illiard Preston. II MJ, both to USNAS. 
>ntnv,..,t Md. ; Thomas L. Galia- 



Whilst Adam slept. Eve from his side 
arose : 

Strange his first sleep would be his 
last repose. 

— Anonymous 

Society is now one polished horde, 
Formed of two mighty tribes, the 
Bores and Bored. — Lord Byron 

Page Four 


Friday, 15 February, 1957 

Falcons in First 
In H-W Bowling 

As the Husband-Wife Bowling 
League enters its final three weeks, 
the Falcons hold a one-game lead 
over the Vagabonds, with the Double 
Enns another two games back. In 
fourth place are the Shortsnorters, 
while the Hickorys hold a one-game 
lead over the Alley Kats for fifth. 

Seventeenth week’s results: All 
matches were split two to one. The 
Falcons held their slight first place 
lead by taking two games from the 
Hickorys as Viv Millard rolled a 411 
and June Cook a 410 series. 

In the second match, D. B. Smith 
rolled the season’s highest series 

Joseph J. Fletcher, Jr., HM3, 


with a 212-585 as the Vagabonds took Special Services was recently award 
the first two games before dropping j e< * a, Letter of Commendation. “As 


the final game by one pin to the P et *y officer in charge of the change 
Double Enns. Doc Bennett rolled a funds and equipment, general typ- 

209-515 for the losers. In the third ,n £ and public relations in your de- 
match, Bill Kuziara rolled a 506 se- partment, your devotion to duty ha* 

ries, and his wife Helen a 462 series as been outstanding in every respecf 
the Alley Kats downed the Short- 

ROSELEE KING, Oak Knoll forward, sails past a Treasure Island de- 
fender in an unsuccessful scoring attempt as the Lady Hilltopers topped 
T.I., 23-17, in Monday night’s action in the hospital gym. 

Playboys Whip Hilltoppers; 
End Three-Game Win Streak 

snorters despite a 554 series by John 

Eighteenth week’s results: The 
Vagabonds closed in slightly on the 
Falcons as they took all three games 
from the Alley Kats, while the Fal- 
cons were dropping two to the Short- 
snorters. For the Vagabonds D. B. 
Smith had a 557 series and Bill Wells 
a 203-534. For the Shortsnorters 
John Faunce rolled a 531 series. In 
! the last match of the week, the 
Double Enns came back to take two 
games from the Hickorys after drop- 
ping the first game by only four pins. 

Oak Knoll’s three-game winning 
streak was snapped Monday night 
as the Playboys, an independent 
Oakland team, defeated the Hilltop- 
pers 66-56 in a non-league game. 

Except for a brief period in the 
second half, Oak Knoll trailed dur- 
ing the entire game as the Knollites 
were unable to score consistently 
enough to overtake the Playboys. 

The defeat did not affect the cag- 
ers’ standing in the 12ND “B" Bas- 
ketball League. The Knollites are still 
resting in second place with an 8-2 
record, and are trailing Port Chicago 
(7-1 for the season) by only 75 per- 
centage points. The two teams are 
tied in the won-lost column. 

The Hilltoppers have a chance to 
move into first when they meet the 
league leaders tonight at 2000 at Port 
Chicago. A defeat in this contest 
would probably be fatal to the locals’ 
championship drive. 

Despite the ten*point spread, the 
game was one of the best played of 
the season, as both teams gave a good 
exhibition of shooting and rebound- 

The Playboys raced to a 36-21 lead 
at half time by completely outshoot- 
ing and outrebounding the hospital 
five. However, in the second half, 
Oak Knoll caught fire and moved 
into a 50-48 lead on Bob Leak’s lay- 
up. John Petersen, the Playboys’ cen- 
ter, who was high man for the night 
with 28 points, tied the score at 50- 
50 on a jump shot. Two foul shots by 
Don Park put the Knollites ahead, 
only to be tied once again. 

Two successive jump shots by Cliff 
Reid ran Oak Knoll’s lead to 56-52, 
but the Playboys came back to lead 
57-56 and were never headed again. 
Don Chandler led the Hilltoppers 

with 17 points and was followed by 
Bob Leak and Don Park with 12 
apiece and Cliff Reid with ten. John 
Pearce, the visitors’ forward, dropped 
in 16 points on push shots before be- 
ing injured, to follow Petersen. 

Lady Cagers Down T.I. 

In the preliminary contest, Oak 
Knoll’s Lady Cagers downed the 
Treasure Island Waves 23-17 for their 
third league victory of the year. 

The Lady Cagers led 2-1 until 
LTJG Martha "Tommy” Thompson 
dropped in the first field goal with 
2:19 remaining in the fust quarter. 
Oak Knoll increased the half-time 
lead to 13-4. 

Mary Lou Chavez and Pat Under- 
wood led the Lady Hilltoppers with 
seven points apiece, followed by 
Thompson with five and Rosemary 
King with four. Mull led T.I. with 
nine points. 
















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Harbor Defense 






the letter read. CAPT Fitz-Jo»> 
Woddell, Executive Officer, presentee ! 
the commendation, which was signed 
by Admiral Owslev. 

C' Pickers Still Lead 
Men's Bowling League 

After completing 19 weeks in the 
Naval Hospital’s Men’s Bowling' 
League, the Cherry Pickers hold a 
three-game lead over the Admina tfi 
with the Electrons in third place fovr 
games behind. 

The Alley Rats hold down fourth, U 
with the Dragnets in fifth and the t 
8-Balls floundering in the cellar. 

Vic Irving of the Cherry Pickers 1 
holds high average with 178, high 
series with 599 and high game witif 

Eighteenth week’s results: This 
was position week and found the first 
place Cherry Pickers taking two 
games from the Admins as Vic Irving 
rolled a 565, Jim Hicks a 512, and 
Harry Hensle a 505. For the losers. 
Coy Boyd rolled a 540 series. The if: 
Electrons made a clean sweep over 
the Alley Rats as Jim Love bowled a 
217-534. In the third match of the 
week, the Dragnets took the first 
two games only to drop the last by 
six pins. 

Nineteenth week’s results: All- 
matches this week ended two games 
to one as the Cherry Pickers beat the i 
Dragnets, the Admins took the 8- 
Balls, and the Alley Rats scored over 
the Electrons. In general the scores:.^ 
of the week were low with only five 

LATEST MODEL — Patients inspect the new 1957 Oldsmobile which was recently presented to the Amputee 
Rehabilitation Program for driving instruction by the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors, The car is cquipp* 
with the latest driving aids for the handicapped. The Oldsmobile Division has donated a new car for this purpose 

every year since 1946. 

VoU9' No - 5 


Frida y, 1 March, 1957 

Hospital Starts 
Drive For CARE, 
Health Agencies 

The first Federal Service Campaign 
for funds for the Crusade of Free- 
dom (Radio Free Europe), CARE and 
the National Health Agencies has 
1 started at Oak Knoll and civilian 
and military staff personnel axe asked 

to return their contribution enve- 
lopes before the deadline on 20 Maich. 

The individual contribution enve- 
lopes have been distributed and 
should be gathered by departmen 
heads and sent to LTJG L. F. Krause, 
Ward 54. or LTJG Matilda J Mc- 
Crory, Physical Therapy, co-chair- 
men of the drive. 

Health agencies to benefit from the 
drive are the Muscular Dystrophy As- 
sociation of America Inc., the Na- 
tional Society for Crippled Children 
and Adults Inc. (Easter Seal Society) 

that of the Mexican dignitanes; > AUivi non ^ N?val operations of Mexico; RADM Alvaro Sandoval Paul- 

radfchiet^^rMe^ican Navy; and CAPT Alfredo Marquez Ric £^ and Adults Inc. (Easter Seal Society) 

LTJG Fcran. member «f the visitors' parly ; CAPT L *“ H “ ( Ve(1(le |^ lr .. Executive Officer; CAPT and the United Cerebral Palsy (Gold- 

CAPT J. W. Gcist, USN. local aide to Adm.ral CA« FUz-John Weddeff Jr Medical S en Deed Crusade. Each person con- 

Marvin L. Gerber, Chief of the Surgical Service, C APT Tracy D. Cuttle, A k tributing to the health agencies is 

and LCDR Raymond H. YVatten, Medical Service. 

General Strong 
Visits Oak Knoll 

tributing to the health agencies is 
asked to designate how his gift should 
be divided. Space for the contribu- 
tor’s choice is provided in each en- 

„ T | Dr. Krause urged everyone at Oak 

BRIGEN F. S. Strong, Jr. I . iye gener0 usly since this 

USA. Retired. Executive Director of K 1 - opportunity this 

the Prosthetics Research Board of ° t ' he ^ agencies . AU 

the National : R S™ C Zm W contributions are to be submitted in 
new assistant BRIGEN Harold W envelopes and giving is on a 

Glattlev MC USA, Ret., and Tonnes sealed envelope , & 

Dennison West Coast secretary of strictly voluntary basis, 
the board, paid a brief visit to the 


Prosthetic Research Laboratory on 
20 February. 

General Glattley renewed his ac- 
quaintance with Admiral Owsley dur- 
ing the visit. He was serving in the 
personnel division of the Army Sur- 
geon General’s office, when Admiral 
Owsley was on duty in the personnel 
division of BuMed. 

Stanford Choir Sings 

v — ’ Tonight in Auditorium 

_ CAPT Th »™s J - Canty, Chief of the Amputee Service and director of the ^ » tanford Unive rsity Men’s 
Prosthetic Research Laboratory, shows visitors the Navy-made aitificial concert of SDir- 

hand with cosmetic covering with which the hospital provides each arm Knoll’s auditorium to- 

amputee, in addition to the more functional hook-tyne hand. Watching the 1 ‘ iqqn nrecedin^ the 

demonstration are VADM Roberto Gomez Maqueo, Secretary of Marine of night x P 

Mexico, Representative John J. Shelley of California’s Fifth Congressional regular movie. 

District (San Francisco) and VADM Antonia Vasquez del Mercado, Chief of 
Naval Operations of Mexico. Following their visit to PRL, the visitors saw 
Physical- and Occupational Therapy and the “artificial kidney.” 

Staffers to Have Dance Tonight At Club 

EM staff members are requested to served. Rhythm and blues will be 
bring their own dates to the staff featured on Friday, 22 March from 
dance tonight as Curly Gold, a new- 2100-2400 as Mark Teel’s Quartet 
comer to Oak Knoll, and his western 
kroup furnish the music from 2100- 
2400. Hostesses will be provided. 

Two more dances will be held at 
the club during the month. On Sun- 
day, 10 March, Roy SLefani and his 

itfwf 10turn 1:0 ^e club to play from 
1400-1800. Free refreshments will be 

The 40-man choir will visit the 
wards following their appearance in 
the auditorium. 

2100-2400 as Mark 
make its first appearance. 

Dave Alba, HM2, club manager, an- 
nounced that the MAA watch has 
been abolished (except on Saturdays 
and Sundays) and that he and Dick 
Baker, DT3, the new assistant mana- 
ger, will run the club. 

Three Civilians Rated 
Outstanding Workers 

Three more civilian workers have 
been rated outstanding by their su- 
pervisors and the Performance Rat- 
ing Board. 

They are Lois C. Vukman and 
Betty C. Darrimon of the Finance 
Division, and Margaret Nielson, sec 
retary to the Chief of the Surgica 

Eddie Fisher Sings 
Song For Little Fan 

Cynthia Acker always thought 
when Eddie Fisher sang “Cindy, 
Oh Cindy” it was for her, and now 
she knows. He told her so himself 
when he telephoned her on 72B 
last week and talked to her for 15 
minutes. And she told Eddie she 
loves him. 

Cindy, 5-year-old daughter of 
Air Force S SGT and Mrs. Albert 
Acker, has been on the critical list 
tnce 5 February when she slipped 
on the shiny linoleum on her 
mother’s kitchen floor and pulled 
over a pan of hot grease, suffering 
third-degree burns of her lace and 
50 per cent of her body. The com- 
manding officer at Travis Air 
Force Base, hearing of her acci- 
dent, wired Eddie Fisher. 

So last Wednesday Eddie called. 
This Wednesday he dedicated 
“Cindy, Oh Cindy” to her on his 
program “Coke Time." Not only 
that, he has sent her a TV set 
so she can vyatch his program 
every Wednesday night as long as 
she is in the hpsiptal, which doc- 
tors say will be quite a long time. 

t*age Two 

The Oak Teat' 


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Vol. 19 

Miuui nospiiai, iMKiana n, c.ninorniu. 

Friday, 1 March. 1957 

No. 5 

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Tarnished braid and frayed uniforms may strike some as being rather 
salty, but they are never regulation. From time to time all hands are re- 
minded by their Command, to square things away, and to be ready for in- 
spection at all times. 

Very often during life, this soul of ours gets rather frayed at the seams. It 
too becomes rather tarnished in being exposed to the elements of temptation 
and even lapses into sin itself. It too needs a rather lengthy field day to re- 
store the luster of grace in which our God created it. 

Briefly then, that is the meaning of the Season of Lent, which commences 
on Wednesday, 6 March. For Lent can have no other meaning than a rather 
lengthy field day to put our souls in order for the Divine Inspection all of us 
will have to stand one day. The inspection from which none of us will be 
excused, and at which there will be no AWOL’S. 

It is the sincere prayer of all your Chaplains here at Oak Knoll, that all 
our Personnel will avail themselves of the various spiritual opportunities 
offered them here at our Hospital during this Holy Season of Lent. None of 
us are Saints, none of us wish to be sinners. Yet there is no standing still 
along the way of salvation. We are a little bit better, or we are a little bit 
worse than we were this-time last Lent. As St. Paul reminds us then “now 
is the day of salvation, now is the acceptable time.” 

Our soul is our own. Its responsibility is entirely ours. Its eternity is also 
ours to choose. In the true spirit of Lent then, let us prove to our God our ap- 
preciation of our soul’s eternal value by doing all we can, by our works of 
penance and mortification, to remove whatever tarnish our sins have left up- 
on it. Now is the time to snip off those frayed edges of indifference that so of- 
ten cloud our sense of spiritual values, and cause us to lose sight of the tre- 
mendous responsibility of saving our immortal soul. The Season of Lent 
belongs to all of us; it can escape none of us. What then, is it going to mean 
to you this year? 

CDR JAMES C. CONNOLLY, Catholic Chaplain 

NAVY MOTHERS— Members of the Oakland Navy Mothers’ Club No 13 
visited Oak Knoll recently, bringing 21 radios and many afghans to the pa- 
tients. Here Mrs. Marie Nunes presents an afghan to Thomas B. Lutsky, BT 3 
of 42A as (left to right) Mrs. Donna Beard, L. E. Cogbill, ADI; 1 . L. Carder 
QMS3 (Ret.) and George Baumgardner, BUC, stand by. Mrs. Nunes son 
Jerry, was a patient here in 1951 after he lost both legs as a result of Korea 
War wounds. 

New Navy TV Show 
Presented Weekly 

“Men of Annapolis” a new televi- 
sion show can be viewed by personnel 
at Oak Knoll every Saturday from 
2230-2300 on KPIX-TV. Channel 4. 

The series of 39 half-hour presen- 
tations portray Midshipmen in ad- 
venture stories filmed In the class- 
rooms, laboratories, and athletic 
fields of the Naval Academy and 
aboard units of the Fleet. 

Lenten Services Start 
For Protestants 

Protestant Lenten services will be 
held at Oak Knoll starting on Wed- 
nesday, 6 March. 

The schedule is as follows: Sunday 
worship at 10:30; Bible Study, Tues- 
days, 1215-1245; Lenten devotions, 
Wednesdays, 1230-1250: Maundy 
Thursday Communion, 18 April, 1930; 
Good Friday services, 19 April, 1200- 

Thumbing through a book by 
James Thurber. noted American wit, 
writer, cartoonist, and ex-newspaper- 
man brought out the most different 
definitions since Sam Johnson's dic- 
tionary. For example, KISSGRAN- 
NY. a man who seeks the company of 
older women, especially older women 
with money; a designing fellow; a 
fortune hunter. 2. An over affection- 
ate old woman, a hugmoppet, a bun- 
nytalker. PRESSGRAIN, a man who 
tries to make whiskey in his own 
cellar; hence, a secret drinker, a 
hidebottle, a sneakslug. GRASS- 
GRAIL, a large nocturnal moth. Not 
to be confused with a smackwindow, 
the common June bug, or bangsash. 
DRESSGRADER. a woman who 
stares another woman up and down, 
a starefrock; hence, a rude female, a 

New Hostesses Join 
Red Cross Dances 

The last week of February a new 
group of hostesses joined those wh : 
have been coming each Tuesday f<& y 
the dances in the Red Cross Lounge < 
These hostesses come to Oak Knoll j 
through the Oakland. Berkeley and 
Alameda Chapters for both the 
Lounge dances and special parties, 
and also for the hostess ward parties 
on Thursday evenings. 

Atencion todos los que'hablan e>- t=? 
panol; Quieren Ustedes aprender me- 
jor el Ingles? Hay clases 'todos los 
martes — si hay algunos interesados* fc 
por favor hablen a la senorita de Cru 2 i 
Roja en la oficina — or — all patients 
(or personnel who are free) interest' >. 
in learning to speak English beitex 
may obtain information concerning: 
the Tuesday afternoon language 
classes from the Red Cross worker m 

Mr. Thurber is also a moralist as 
shown by the following selection from 

One afternoon a big wolf waited in 
a dark forest for a little girl to come 
along carrying a basket of food to her 
grandmother. Finally a little girl did 
come along and she was carrying a 
basket of food. “Are you carrying 
that basket to your grandmother?” 
asked the wolf. The little girl said 
yes, she was. So the wolf asked her 
where her grandmother lived and the 
little girl told him and he disappeared 
into the wood. 

CDR Eleanor Sauer, Assistant Director of the Waves, stops at the Depend- 
ent Service Clinic during her recent inspection tour of the Waves’ facilities 
and activities at Oak Knoll. Stall members pictured with her are (left) 
Roberta Thomas, HN, and Dolores Evans, II M3. LTJG Jean Fee of the 12th 
Naval District accompanied CDR Sauer. 

When the little girl opened the door 
of her grandmother’s house she saw 
that there was somebody in bed with 
a nightcap and nightgown on. She 
had approached no nearer than 
twenty-five feet when she saw that 
it was not her grandmother but the 
wolf, for even in a nightcap a wolf 
does not look any more like your 
grandmother than the Metro-Gold- 
wyn lion looks like Calvin Coolidge. 
So the little girl took an automatic 
out of her basket and shot the wolf 

MORAL: It is not so easy to fool 
litt le girls nowadays as it used to be. 

the Lounge, or topside in Building 33 
(Community Services Building). Also, . 
anyone interested in learning to 
speak Spanish may obtain informa- 
tion from the same sources. 

After three times as semi-finalist. 
Chuck Canipe finally became Ping- 
pong Champ by defeating Ed Delany 
in the latest tournament. Arthur 
Thompson, RD3, and Joe Martinka, 
AK1, both of 43 A. are the Pinochle 
champions of the week. 


ay ^ 

to discover the plot or characters to tfci# 
one. However there is a CARTOON J* » 
cover any shortcomings the picture ma# * 

Monday, 4 March 


Virginia Mayo. The story oi Simon tw| 
Magician and his cult. This mo\ »c is 3* 

y r Simon 

oilier Biblical extravaganza. 

Tuesday. 5 March 

Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson, W ho s gui 
Chandler \>r Carson? 

Wednesday, 6 March 

HELEN OF TROY— Jack Sernas, R vinai 
Podcsta. m 

Thursday, 7 March 

O DON GO— Rhonda Fleming, MacdofU* 
Carev. Probably another in the ‘ LifJB 
White Hunter" or love among the oranK* 
tans series. 

Friday, 8 March 

SECRETS OF LIFE— Disney's genius* 
shown once again. Also showing ** , 

COW BO\ Ml"- V Ht >RSI a i 1 < <>*. 
DOG, an escaped mutation of Burhan*« 
Saturday. 9 March 

TARGET ZERO— Richard Corite, l 

Castle. Better see it to find out who iosfljj 
The Indians are still suffering from tow 
wounds that Audio gave them. 


l March. 1957 


eompoua peace-loving Knoll- 

u ,1' ricwcd the procedure with some 
, but they needn’t have. It 
s’a nearby Army NIKE station 
fTnever had a proper flagpole; so 
SSr obtaining; necessary permission. 

arerker and crew of six took pox- 
? • nf the San Leandro Ann x 

tha/had stood flagless since 1 
P° mbcr 1946 (when USNH. San 

Leandro Cr was disestablished) and 

hauled it away. 

NUPTIAL VOTES: Harold Hcnslc 

'lPtomavis*0'oH™pkre,.Nebr : . 

! L re tomorrow he will claim 7 here sa 
Wenthoff. as his bride - . Aphony 

I hompsoH and Barbara A nn \lcCorkle 

Exchanged vows in the chapel last Sat- 
urday. Father Spinney officiating at the 
double -ring ceremony . . . Lionel 
Porter will claim Agnes Cecilia Hofei 
- Ins bride in a •> o’clock ceremony to- 
[ m arrow morning at St. Francis of As- 
* si* i Church in San Francisco. 

LIFE BEGAN on 12 February tor 
•arl Andrew Whiteside, fourth child 
for CDR James Whiteside of the 
. • pathology Service and wife Anna. 

' TK new boy weighed 8 lb. 414 oz. on 
.rrival ... on 21 February for 8 lb. 
i i oz. Diana Lynn Prater, fust child 
5 for James Prater, Jr., HN. of the Ad- 
mission Room, and wife Mary. 

KNO ELITE MS: Marines at the 
Main Gate are all decked out in side- 
arms, white duty belts, and lanyards , 
all of which add to their snappy appear- 
ance and manner . . . Chuck Hanna of 
ALD and Roger Jaimeyfield of Urol- 
ogy both deny engagement rumors, but 
Hanna Js beating a path to his girl 
friend’s house at U.C.; and Jaimeyfield 
to the Nurses’ Quarters at Merritt 
Hospital . . . Twelve who saw "Mr. Dis- 
aster’’ needed the smelling salts, but 
the OAK LEAF failed -to obtain statis- 
tics on the sex (or sexes) of the fragile 
dozen . . . Dave Alba, HM2, manager 
of the EM Club, wants to play Picasso 
ud decorate the club bulkheads. Since 

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Shown by Dr. McAlpine 

-Mr. Disaster" "bled” and ''choked 
but managed to survive Aye days ot 
hourly demonstrations here l 
February when military and civ i 
doctors, nurses, and corpsmen " 

I served the latest method s of ^eati g 
1 battle or disaster casualties. LT Ricn 
ard J. McAlpine. MG’, USNR. gave 

the demonstrations. 

The life-size manikin is the second 
one developed by CAPT 
Niiranen of the Navy Denta Corps 
as a teaching device to help dentists 
function effectively in time of dis- 
aster. It is now a regular feature of 
the Bureau of Medicine and Sur- 
gery’s personnel damage control 
training program. 

38 Trips a Year 

“Mr. Disaster” makes some 36 dem- 
onstration trips a year, coming fully 
equipped with wounds of the head, 
arm, leg. chest, and abdomen, and a 
centrifugal pump with valve arrange- 
ments that cause the blood to spurt 
or ooze as the doctor orders. Also in- 
cluded in his “train case” are six 
changes of clothing, a recipe for four 
and a half gallons of blood, sound 
effects, trouble-shooting instructions 
and a bottle of smelling salts. 

“ITS BEEN TOUCH AND GO, but we’ve never lost him yet," said LT 
Richard I McAlpine, who demonstrated latest personnel damage control 
methods to some ISM military and civilian doctors, nurses, and corpsmen 
during “Mr. Disaster’s” five-day visit to Oak Knoll. 

Delmar First Knollite 
To (^©t Cal Certificate 

George Delmar, administrative as- 
sistant in Maintenance Division, re- 
cently became the first civilian em- 
ployee of the hospital to receive a 
Certificate of Public Administration 
from the University of California 
Extension Service. 

Mr. Delmar was also commended 
by the CO for his work. “As far as 
can be determined, you are the first : 
employee to earn such a certificate 
in the cooperative training program 
this hospital has maintained witli 
the University of California Exten- 
sion Service, and it gives me double 
pleasure to see this program produce 
concrete results,” the Admiral wrote. 

Officers' Wives' Club 
To Hear Law Explained 

The new “Survivors’ Benefits Law'" 
will be explained to the members of 
the Officers’ Wives’ Club at their reg- 
ular monthly luncheon meeting, j 
Wednesday, 13 March at the Club. 
Lieutenant John L. Young, the Hos- 
pital Legal Officer, will be guest j 
speaker. An open question and an- 
swer period will follow the sched 

Mrs. H. L. Baxter, Chairman, and 
Mrs. M. E. Roudebush, Co-chairman 
will be assisted by the Mesdames C. 
B. Stone, N. S. Tresser, J. D. Boland, 
R. R. Deen, L. F. Krause, and J. M. 
Murphy, in arranging the tables and 
decorations for the luncheon: 

“We feel the manikin is a most ef- 
fective teaching device for anyone 
who may have to give first aid to the 
wounded, either in battle or in event 
of accident or mass disaster,” Dr. Mc- 
Alpine told audiences, while he 
reached into the patient’s mouth to 
remove a stray denture that could 
easily have cut off the breathing and 
proved fatal. 

Kenneth B. Gillmaier, HMC, USN, 
assisted Dr. McAlpine with the dem- 

Local arrangements were handled 
by CAPT M. L. Gerber. Chief of the 
Surgical Service, and CAPT A. S. 
Turville, Chief of the Dental Service. 

Dave and his tape recorder ( Getz , Ren- 
ton , Yardbird Parker and crew) have 
invaded , the place has taken on a more 
Bohemian atmosphere. An issue of 
regulation Navy berets, cigarette hold- 
ers, and turtle-necked watch sweaters, 
plus the usual sawdust floor, would 
make Muster-Inn out-Bohemia the Bo- 
hemian places in San Francisco, and 
think of the savings! 

Tissue Registry Branch Holds Monthly Seminars at Oak Knoll 

Navy Relief Group 
To View Fashions I 

Elegant styles from the fashionable 
shops of San Frapcisco will be mod- 
eled on Wednesday, 20 March, at the 
Fairmont Hotel' in San Francisco, 
when the Navy Relief Society Fashion 
Show gets under way. Luncheon will 
be served at 1200 noon. Proceeds from 
the sale of door prize tickets will go to 
the Navy Relief Society. 

Tables will be reserved and Mis. 
Robert O. Canada, Jr., can supply 
tickets. Luncheon price, $3.50; door 
prize tickets, 50c. Reservations must 
be made by Monday, 18 March. 

ANCESTRY — A degenerate noble- 
rnan, or one that is proud of his birth, 
is like a turnip. There is nothing 
good of him but that which is under- 
giound. — Samuel Butler 

Members of the Oakland Branch of 
the Tumor Tissue Registry, a state- 
wide organization for handling of 
diagnostic problems, held its monthly 
dinner meeting at the Club last 
Thursday evening, later adjourning 
to the laboratory for a seminar 
around the microscopes. 

Case histories are presented by 
members, and after discussion and 
microscopic examination of the 
slides, opinions are rendered and for- 
warded to the central registry in Los 
Angeles. Meetings are open to all 
pathologists in the East Bay. 

The Tumor Tissue Registry, which 
operates at Los Angeles County Hos- 
pital, was formed in 1948 under the 
sponsorship of the Los Angeles Coun- 
ty Tumor Board and later came 
under the sponsorship of the Cali- 
fornia Medical Association. Since 1952 
it has been under the aegis of the 
Cancer Commission of the California 
Medical Association. 

RADM J. L. Zundell, MC, USN, 
former chief of Pathology here, and 
Dr. Paul Michael, civilian consultant, 
organized the Oakland branch at Oak 
Knoll in 1950, and Dr. Zundell was its 
first chairman. Dr. Michael succeeded 
him in 1952. 

TAKING TIME OUT from their microscopic studies are East Bay patholo- 
gists who meet here monthly for dinner and discussion of diagnostic prob- 
lems. Seated, (1 to r) are Drs. Grace M. Hyde, Thomas Allen, Justin Dorgeloli, 
Paul Michael, Jacob Malm, Robert J. Parsons. Standing: Drs. Eugene D. 
Clement, Paul Winquist, Ralph M. Kniseley. Hugh V. O’Connell, Richard 
Wetzel. Nathan L. Morgenstern, George Loquvam, Yreeh Pardo, Alfred Ed- 
wards, Charles Rolle, and Ruth Seale. Drs. O’Connell, Wetzel and Pardo are 
members of the Oak Knoll staff who attended last Thursday night’s meeting 

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RADM J. Q. Owsley, Commanding Officer, presents bowling trophies to 
members of Oak Knoll's team which finished second in the 12ND “B” Bowl- 
ing League. Members of the team are (left to right) : Vic Irving, HM1; Jerry 
O’Neill. DK2; Harold Hensle, HM1; Gene Earhart, HM1 ; Ernie Thatcher. 
HM1, and Jim Kellner, HM1. The team compiled a record of 18-6 in league 

Hilltoppers Take 
2 League Games 

Oak Knoll’s Hilltoppers closed out 
a successful season in the 12ND “B" 
Basketball League by defeating 
MSTS 73-3i and NavComSta by a 

The Knollites ended the season 
with a record of 9-3 and finished sec- 
ond in the league. Port Chicago, with 
a record of 11-1, topped the league. 

In the fiasco with MSTS, the cagers 
scored at will in one of the most lop- 
sided games of the season. The sec- 
ond team, which played the second 
half, added to the wide margin as 
MSTS was hopelessly outclassed. 
Dunkel led the locals with 15 points. 

The reverse was true in the Hilltop- 
per’s recent game with Port Chicago 
as the Knollites received their worst 
beating of the season. 96-68. The de- 
feat crushed the hospital five’s pen- 
nant drive and enabled Port Chicago 
to take the title. Dick Walton led the 
scoring with 16 points, followed by 
Cliff Reid with 13. Jones of Port Chi- 
cago was high man for the night with 
31 points. 

























Dunkel .. 












Park ... 






MSTS (31) 






Baker ... 





















Thrice happy’s the wooing that’s not 
long adoing, 

So much time is saved in the billing 
and cooing. 

R. H. Barham 

Pay Schedule 

jcsday. 5 March— All patient enlisted per- 

riday, 15 March— Officers and staff en- 
listed men. 

ednesday, 20 March— All patient enlisted 

Falcons Hold First In 
Final Bowling Week 

As the Husband-Wife League goes 1 
into the final week of bowling, the 
Falcons hold a one-game lead over 
the Vagabonds. The Double Enns are 
in third, three games off the pace. 

Nineteenth week’s results: In a bat- 
tle for first place, the Falcons took 
two games from the Vagabonds, as 
Paul Cook rolled a 577 series and Viv 
Millard a 158-152-454. June Cook as- 
sisted with a 159-421. For the losers 
Bill Wells rolled a 232-578 and Jean 
Smith a 417 series. The Alley Kats. 
led by Jim Love’s 202 game, took two 
games from the Double Enns. In the 
third match of the week, Erma Mc- 
Clurg rolled a 162-160-455 and Dottie 
Hicks a 154-437 in the Hickorys’ vic- 
tory over the Shortsnorters. 

Twentieth week's results: Despite 
a 414 series by Dottie Hicks, the Hick- 
orys lost two games to the Vagabonds. 
Ellen Bennett rolled a 417 series and 
Doc Bennett just missed a triplicate 
160 in the Double Enns’ two victories 
over the Shortsnorters. Helen Ku- 
ziara rolled a 161-154-464, as the Alley 
Kats took the odd game from the 
Falcons despite a 424 series by Viv 

lOnkumsL Sr 


Officers reporting for duty were: ENS La- 
vci.H M Meyer, NC, USNR LTTG FIoi 
encc E. Hunt, NC, USNR: ENS Mary E. 
Figge, NC , USNR, and EN§ Ruth M. Allen. 
NC, USNR, all from St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were : 
Jimmie L. Pettit, II N; Urban M. Neiser, 
IIN; John L. Ray, Jr., HN ; Tames L. 
Thomas, IIN; James A. Duff, II N, all from 
IK'S, Great Lakes, III.; Alice G. Grover, 
IIN, from IK'S, Haiti bridge Md. ; Robert J. 
Knudscn, II M3; Don L. Fitson HN: George 

R. Pharos HN, all from USNII, Great 
Lakes, 111. 

Max L. Ravenscroft IIN, from USNH, 
San Diego; Walter II. Sheehan, II M2, from 
NavComSta, Guam, M.I. ; Marvin R. Abbe, 
HN; Thomas II. Stewart, IIN; Lorin J. 
Waxman IIN, all from I ICS, San Diego. 

Officers del at h< <1 were LI Wanda C. 
Bowman, NC, USN, to USNH, Beaufort, 

S. C . ; LCDR William Spinney CIK , USN, 
to IIO Support Activities, Yokosuka, Japan. 

Enlisted personnel detached were : Eugene 
D. Wade, HM3. to ( ( >. I SNavShipYd, 
Man Island; Robert D. K reidler, II M3, to 
USNAS, Moffett Field; Joseph J. Fletcher, 
Jr., 1-IM3, to CG. First MnrDiv; Lyle II 
Ackley DT3, to ConScrPac, Pearl Harbor, 
Oahu, T.IL; William C. Johnson, DT3, to 
Mobile Construction Battalion Ten, Guam, 
M I. ; Robert V. Staley, II M 1, to ATK RON 
9<> at USNAS, Moffett Field; Audrey A. 
Scballer, MM3, to MSTS, Seattle. Wash. 

John M. Glasgow, MM3; William K 
1 1 owe, II M3; Ramon A. Richardson, II M3; 
Robert L Riley, 11 M3; Robert J. Thompson. 
HA: William E. Sigler, II M3, all to CG, 
Third Marine Division; Lewis J. Burke, 
DM3, to USS JASON (ARII 1); Ernest F 
Edwards, HM3, to USS HANCOCK (CYA 
19) and Ernest L. Thatcher, II M 1 , to 
I USNII, Portsmouth, Va. 

Friday. 1 March. 1957 

CPickers Lead 
Electrons by 5 

After completing 21 of 27 week. In 
the Men’s Bowling League, the Cher- 
ry Pickers, led by high average bowl- 
er Vic Irving, hold a five-game lead 
over the second place Electrons. The 
Admins are in third place seven 
games behind. 

Twentieth week’s results: The' 
Cherry Pickers won all three games 
from the Admins to increase their 
lead. Vic Irving rolled a 223-565 for 
the only 500 series of the week. The 
Electrons came back to take the third 
game after dropping the first two to 
the fifth place Dragnets. The cellar 
dwelling 8-Balls swept a three-game 
set from the fourth place Alley Rats. 

Twenty-first week’s results: The 
Electrons, led by Ed Bush’s 517 and 
Jim Kellner’s 504, took two games 
from the league leading Cherry Pick- 
ers. The Alley Rats dealt the Admins 
their second straight shutout as Jerry ( 
O’Neill rolled a 534 and Gene Earhart 
a 209-529. For the losers Coy Boyd 
had a 505 series. Despite a 509 series 
by Doc Bennett, the Dragnets drop- 
ped two games to the 8-Balls, who 
were led by Bob Riley's series. 

Robert \V. Palda. Jr., HM2, was re- 
cently given a Letter of Commenda- 
tion for his work in the Neuropsychi- 
atric Service since December. 1953. 
“You have been very dependable in 
your responsibilities as a technician 
and have exhibited a most intelligeni 
approach to problems,” the letter : 
read. Palda, who was honor student o' ‘ 
his class at boot camp, corps schoo, 
and NP Technicians' School here, he 
been discharged and will enter the \ 
University of Minnesota. 

Knoll Athletes Needed 
For Spring Activities 

Cliff Reid, HM3, of Special Services 
has put out a call for male and female 
athletes to compete in spring and 
summer sports in the various 12ND 
athletic leagues. 

Knollites interested in baseball 
should report to the gym, where daily 
throwing practice is being held from 
1615 to 1715 in preparation for the 
opening of the 12ND “B” Baseball 
League on 12 April. The team will 
practice outdoors as soon as weather 

Players and managers are needed 
for the men and women’s softball 
league which will start on 17 or 18 
April, and track and field competitors 
are needed for the District Track and 
Field Championship to be held on or 
about 15 May. 

Marksmen are requested to sign up 
for the pistol and rifle matches to be 
held on 6 April and 9 March. 

Paul J. Truxal, EN2. hospital guard 
mail driver, was recently presented a 
Letter of Commendation for per- 
formance of his duties before being 
transferred to USS GRADY (DE- 
145). “Ycuc conduct, military hearing, 
attention to duty, neatness, initiative, 
and loyalty are of the highest order 
and reflect great credit on yourself, 
this hospital, and the Naval Service." 
the letter said. 

Anyone interested in the above 
sports should call Reid at Ext. 593. 

Reading Course Starts 
On Tuesday, 5 March 

Information and Education has 
organized a course in Reading Im- 
provement which will start Tuesday. 
5 March, from 1930 to 2130 in Build- 
ing 25A. The course will be given 
two hours one night a week for 12 
weeks. Professor Harry Singer of the 
University of California Extension 
Program is the instructor. 

The course is designed to increase 
reading speed and accuracy and will 
teach how to read novels, news, scien- 
tific literature, propaganda, and 
when and how to skim. 

John Glasgow, 

Letter of Commendation for his work 

BOSTON — If you hear an owl 
hoot: “To whom” instead of ‘‘To 
Who,” you can make up your mind 
he was born and educated in Boston 

in the Eye Clinic before leaving Oak 
Knell for duty with the Third Marine 
Division. “In performance of your 
duties you have shown unusual initi- 
ative and resourcefulness and have 
mastered the techniques required. 
Your intelligence, industry and de- 
pendability are highly commend 
able,” the letter stated. 

VoLl9, No. 6 

Danish Navigator 
Equipped With 
New Prosthesis 

A Nazi bullet, a deep-sea expedi- 
tion, and a cocktail party brought 
Commander Ivar Westergaard. the 
only one-armed navigator in the 
Royal Danish Navy, to Oak Knoll 
five years ago lor fitting with an ar- 
tificial arm He returned this month 
on invitational orders from the gov- 
ernment for fitting with the Navy’s 
latest model arm and special train- 
ing at Occupational Therapy. 

Commander Westergaard, 42 — a 
big, jolly, blue-eyed, sandy-haired 
man who serves as Operations Offi- 
CommHidation for her service on the cer for the Naval Commander of the 
Neurological Surgery wards. “Your Sound, Copenhagen— became an am- 
continuous effort to provide the best putee in World War II when the 
possible care for every patient has Danish Navy scuttled its fleet to pre- 
been the subject of many favorable vent the Nazis from taking them for 
reports both from your associates and their own use. After blowing up their 
from members of the families of the ships, Commander Westeigaaid and 
patients themselves. Under your su- others assigned this grim duty went 
pervision, paraplegics have received ashore and were locked up in (ho 
♦ iperlative care, and the techniques Navy yard in Copenhagen, 
you have taught ward corpsmen have 

LT Wanda C.. Bowman, NC, USN 
was recently awarded a Letter of 

CDR Ivar Westergaard, only one-armed navigator in the Royal Danish 
Navy, practices using his new Na _ de arm under the guidance of Corbit 
Ray, amputee instructor. 

been carried to many other Navy 
Medical Facilities,” the C'O’s letter 

I S said. 

Returns Asked 
In Charity Drive 

Civilian and military personnel at 
Oak Knoll are asked to turn in their 
contributions for the success of the 
Federal Service Campaign and the 
National Health Agencies Drive be- 
fore the deadline on 20 March. 

LTJG L. F. Krause, co-chairman, 
said contributions have been coming 
in at a slow pace and urges depart- 
ment heads to collect the envelopes 
and send them to him at Ward 54 or 
to LTJG Matilda J. McCrory, co- 
chairman, at Physical Therapy. 

The funds will be used for the Cru- 
sade for Freedom (Radio Free Eu- 
rope), CARE, Muscular Dystrophy 
Inc., National Society for Crippled 
Children and Adults Inc. (Easter 
•3eal Society) and United Cerebral 
Palsy (Golden Deed Crusade). 

Knoll Nurses Speak 
Highland Hospital 

Three Oak Knoll nurses, LCDR 
. Lina Steam, LT. Annie Sawicz and 
LT Georgia Jones, spoke on treat- 
ment of the mentally ill last Tuesday 
a a mee ting of the California League 

r ?, Ursing in the Highland Hospital 

The topic of their panel discussion 

. ?. as Participation in a Therapeutic 
| community.” 

Shot by Nazi Captor 

"We had surrendered our weapons 
and were standing there with hands 
up when a Nazi fired. He was only 
half a yard away,” the commander 
recalled. "The bullet glanced off my 
chest and hit my right arm. The bone 
was completely mashed — like po- 

Twelve days later doctors gave up 
trying to save the arm, and Com- 
mander Westergaard began learning 
to be a “southpaw.” He tried both 
I Danish and English-made artificial 
arms “mostly for looks.” 

It was in April 1952 that he came 
to San Francisco as navigator of the 
Danish ship GALATHEA during a 
round-the-world deep-sea expedi- 
tion. At a cocktail party at the Danish 
consulate he met Rear Admiral B. J. 
Rodgers, then Commandant of the 
Twelfth Naval District, and at the 
admiral’s invitation, he came to Oak 
Knoll and was fitted with a Navy 
prosthetic arm. Two years ago he 
had a visit and a free check-up when 
Captain Thomas J. Canty repre- 
sented the Navy at the International 
Congress for the Welfare of Cripples 
in Copenhagen. 

“Sure I can perform my duty as 
well as ever — better," the Command- 
er said. His friend and former ship- 
mate, Paul Tillisch, who was his ex- 
ecutive officer when they had duty 
together on a minesweeper, agrees. 

"He could do lots of things faster 
than I could,” Tillisch, now super- 
visor for a San Francisco stevedoring 
firm, recalled when he visited the 
commander here last week. 

Frank Bak, HMC (left), and Coy E. Boyd, HMC, recently received Letters 
of Commendation for their outstanding performance of duty. 

HMC's Boyd and Bak Commended 
For Excellent Duty Performance 

watches, and leave and liberty of 
staff enlisted personnel.” 

Frank Bak, HMC, was awarded a 
commendation for his work as Staff 
Detail Chief in the Personnel Rec- 
ords Division and Supervisor of the 
Civil Readjustment Office. "Your at- 
tention to detail, personal interest, 
and professional ability were espe- 
cially noteworthy in the processing 
of personnel for medical disposition 
from the Naval Service, staff dis- 
charges, and re-enlistment counsel- 
ling,” the letter read. 

Two staff chiefs were recently 
awarded Letters of Commendation. 

Coy E. Boyd, HMC, received a let- 
ter for his work in the Personnel and 
Records Division as the Enlisted De- 
tail Chief Petty officer. In commend- 
ing Chief Boyd, the CO’s letter said, 
“Your keen understanding of human 
relations, personnel management, 
and staffing requirements, is espe- 
cially noteworthy. These were con- 
tributing factors in the efficient 
manner in which you handled 
the distribution, training schedules, 

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The Oak Leaf 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

? w# JL* y ’ MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

Jr U MC » USN, Executive Officer. 

. K M. J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSN. 

l L L^ ay,0n ^ Bc u nCt iv MC ’ USN * “ nd LTJG Annc Tierney, NC. USN. 
bdiforial Adviscr : Dorothy Thompson. 

I hotojtrnphcrs: Stanley Smith, HMC. John M. Simms, EIMC. 

0ntr , , ,^. Ut0r5 ° * 1C " cc ^ : American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 

U < )l, f k ^ * s Q semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
“Tt o L°? d V?» com, ^ ,nncc with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

Krt C Lcaf n receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

r nr ;“ rc r ^° SS * Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
r ' u # " tcd ' v,t1lo 1 ut , thc written permission of Armed Forces Press Service, 
^ontrihutionslrom both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 

Vol. 19 

v ” 1 “ T iiuapnm, oiiKianu it, t.ainnrnm. 

Friday, 15 March, 1S57 

No. 6 

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Tomorrow night Jews will celebrate the festival of Purian and read once 
again the Megilla, the biblical scroll of Esther. This scroll relates how Mor- 
decai and Esther were able to save the Jews in the Persian Empire from 
persecution and destruction. In consequence of this deliverance, it was or- 
dained that “the days wherein the Jews had rest from their enemies, and 
the month that was turned from sorrow to gladness, and from morning 
into a good day” should be made “days of feasting and gladness, and of 
sending gifts to one another and to the poor.” 

The events recorded in the Book of Esther retain their significance for 
our own day because similar occurrences have taken place throughout the 
course of Jewish history, even in modern times. Haman is to be viewed as 
a type of personality whose fanatical madness and bigotry eventually led 
to his downfall. As it was with Haman, so it will be with all tyrants in all 
ages. And as the Jews of ancient Persia were delivered, so will the oppressed 
of all peoples achieve their ultimate salvation. 

The festival of Purian holds out to all the hope that injustice and tyranny 
cannot long endure — that in time, “Justice shall roll down like waters and 
righteousness like an evel -flowing stream.” 

LTJG Irwin H. Fishbein, Jewish Chaplain. 

Knollites Asked to Give ForNavy Stadium 

UJsdcDtruL &■ J'ahsiwslL 

Officers reporting for duty were : LCDR 
Raymond J. Tally, CIIC, USNR. from 
MCAS, Kaneohe Ray, Oahu, T.H. ; LTJG 
Ruth L. Walters, NC, USNR, from USN II, 
St. Albans, L.I., N.Y. t 

Enlisted personnel reporting were: War- 
ren F. Wright, II MC, from Patrol Squad- 
ron, C/O EPS, San Francisco; Hugh J. 
McNutt, HA; George O. Bluhm, HN ; 
Ronald K. Anderson, IIN; James W Dan- 
iels. II N ; Larry K. Langston, HN ; Lloyd 
R. Lasserre, IIN; Glenn W. Hensley, IIN; 
Jerry A. Lakin, HN; Buford II. Feanng, 
IIN; Victor R. Bodily, IIN; James A. 

Blackwell. II N, all from IICS, San Diego. 

Officers detached were: LTJG Mary E. 
Radcmacher, NC, USNR, to inactive duty; 
LT Edith C, Wilson. NC, USNR, to US Nil, 
Charleston, S.C. ; LTJG Elta R. Richardson, 
NC, USNR, to NAD, Hawthorne, Nevada. 

Enlisted personnel detached were: David 
Z. McLauchlin, II Ml, to USNH, Ports- 
mouth, Va. ; Robert A. Smith. II M2, to 
USNII, Bainbridge, Md. ; Donald R. Trow- 
bridge, IIN, to NAD, Hawthorne, Nevada; 
James R. Nannie, IIM2, to USS HOOPER 
ISLAND, San Diego. 

Stunt? g>?rutr?B 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tuesdays, 1215-1245, 
Bldg. 133 

,entcn Devotions, Wednesdays, 1230-1250 



0600, 0830 

DAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 

Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 


IN 67A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 

Knollites are asked to contribute to the construction fund for the Navy- 
Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in a recent letter by RADM W. R. Smed- 
berg. III, Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. 

Although the Naval Academy Academic Association has through the 
years built up a fund of one million dollars, it is estimated that the stadium 
will cost three million and the Academy must depend on popular subscrip- 
tion since Congress does not normally appropriate funds for projects of this 

Admiral Smedberg’s letter said, "We need your active help. Only by the 
concerted effort of all can we complete our stadium. The Secretary of the 
Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, 
and the Chief of the Bureau of Personnel have authorized and are strongly 
behind this project. A wholehearted contribution from the Navy and Marine 
Corps for our own memorial will enable us to face with pride the task of 
raising the remainder of the funds." 

The Bureau of Internal Revenue has ruled that all contributions for this 
purpose are deductible for income tax purposes up to 20 per cent of adjusted 
gross incomes. Contributions from personnel at Oak Knoll may be made at 
Special Services. 

Now on display in Oak Knoll’s new picture “gallery,” which doubles as an 
informal conference room, are scenes reminiscent of events of the past, 
from 1942 to 1956. Here interested staff members perusing the section or 
famous entertainers see Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, and Jerr? 
Colonna cavorting on the wards, Kay Kyser dedicating the swimming p 0 
he was instrumental in building, Jose Iturbi playing in the auditoriun- 
Doris Day singing to a patient, Helen Keller visiting blind patients. The 
“gallery,” a combined effort of Public Information, Photo Arts, and Main- 
tenance, includes approximately 80 captioned photographs. 


Civilian Ping-ponger 
Whips Local Talent 

In this age of atomic energy and 
the jet plane, it is a puzzling but 
reassuring fact, that in their 
thoughts and in their reading, people 
turn more and more for comfort and 
inspiration to books of religious 
nature. Such wide acclaim was given 
to Biblical novels like THE ROBE 
much demand was expressed for 
books like Josh Loth Liebman’s 
PEACE OF MIND and those of Ful- 
ton Oursler and Bishop Sheen, that 
publishers are often hard put to fill 
the need. 

The news of the weekly Ping-pong j! 
Tournaments in the Red Cross 
Lounge recently resulted in a unique . 
evening’s activity which was simpiy 
a reflection of the widespread cir- 
culation of the OAK LEAF. I . 

Mr. E. M. Harrell, who is both an 
ambulance driver for the Naval Dis-* 1 
trict’s 50 Fell Street Dispensary arl • 
an amateur ping-pong champion. 

called the hospital and offered to;: 

It is therefore, especially fitting 
that at the start of this Lenten sea- 
son we mention some of the many 
outstanding books recently published 
in the field of religion. The many 
paths and pageants, moods and 
means through which man comes be- 
fore Divinity has never been pre- 
sented so sumptuously as in the book 
published by Life Magazine THE 
much confidence does Life have in 
this book, that its first printing alone 
was of more than four hundred thou- 
sand copies. Another book, which we 
have mentioned before, but which de- 
serves further mention now is the 
book written originally in German 
by Werner Keller under the title 
RECHT, or, roughly translated, THE 

In this book Mr. Keller proves that 
the Bible is almost throughout a re- 
liable account of historical events 
and a repository of original religious 
documents. Another book, offered es- 
pecially for the Protestant reader is 
Henrietta Buckmaster’s authoritative 
and scholarly novel AND WALK IN 
LOVE. It is a vivid and complex pic- 
ture of the life of the Apostle Paul 
of Tarsus, and should claim the at- 
tention of readers of all faiths. For 
the Catholic reader two books re- 
cently received should be of special 
interest. The first is Omar Engle- 

play any of the patient winners some . 
evening when he was off duty. Ar-U 
rangements were quickly made, and 
on Monday night Mr. Harrell took on 
not only past and present champions.; 
but also all comers — and the audience] 
enjoyed an evening of excellent ping-l 

Mr. Harrell outchamped the 

tient winners, but some of the men 

who participated in hard-fought 
games were Chuck Canipe. Bill Bed- 1 
good, Charles Allen. Bob Branson! 11 
and Buddy Parum. 

The latest weekly ping-pong win- 
ners are Willy J. Allen and C. F. 

Public opinion, a vulgar, imper- 
tinent, anonymous tyrant who de- 
liberately makes life unpleasant for 
anyone who is not content to be the 
average man — INGE. 


RA, the second a book that is of 
interest, to all Navy men. Joseph T| 

And last, we would like to call yotir i 
special attention to a magnificent! 
book, which the library unfortunately 
does not possess, but which we urge| 
you to examine If you can. This 4 
Marc Chagall’s tremendous and 


I «; March. 1957 


A F 


ou sixty corpsmen will be 
FL f d Oak Knoll during the 
dCP f few weeks as orders poured in- 
to the hospital r *° e ^p ital has be en I 

Th ° S f uh he purge, as these in- 
uprooted^ of beC oming salts 

dividuals cptting a tour of duty 

afteI ' * vHons of foreign ports well- 

ats f a ' vith exotic dancing girls, 

a hardy, muscle- 

rarf beverages. ^ hM enhanced 

ITwial standings of the deportees^ 

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Page Three 

a i„ut Red Cross Volunteers 

GRAY LADIES— Twen y-e thc j r caps in a cere- 

beeame Gray Ladies after _rece g ^ with the hos- 

m ony at Rational and creative activi- 

pital, they will provide retrva 

lies for tliP patients. 

T "° Sl ' 7and wUl be ‘allied to at- 
21 farewell parties only to bid 

„ tearful au revoir. 

Some of the departing sixty will 
, the rugged, less glorious life of 
a Marine. Trying not to be outdone 
. the future ancient mariners, 

L remarked. "Well at least 1 11 be 
“shore with the Marines." The reply 
-••Yeah, you’ll be ashore all right. 
-,out two feet under the shore in a 

. i »» 

°Onlv the politicians will remain 
m- less hardy ones remaining are 
ue dentalmen, who thrive better in 
at atmosphere of fluorescent lighting 
and waxed floors; the pharmacists, 
who find it difficult to mix potions on 
a tossing ship and a journalist, who 
<till refers to ships as boats. 

Roger Jaimeyfield was also spared 
because it would be too difficult for 
him to commute from Adak, Alaska, 
to Merritt Hospital, and Willie Hess 
was left behind to enhance his pop- 
ularity as creator of the watch list. 
No one else wants the job after Hess 
i was denounced as a tyrant for not 
' ’ettlng one corpsman out of a week- 
end watch so he could visit his gii 1 
in the Canary Islands. 

The ones left behind have two quo- 
-tations to cheer them up. Sam John- 
son, who seemed to. know a lot about 
.everything, once remarked, “Being 
in a ship is being in jail, with the 
chance of being drowned ... A man 
in jail has more room, better food 
and commonly better company.’ 

Not to be outdone by Johnson, an- 
other Sam named Sam Coleridge, 
whose Ancient Mariner had a terrible 
life at sea, wrote; 

Water, water everywhere 
And all the boards did shrink. 
Water, water everywhere and 
Not a drop (of anything) to drink. 
Before the final departures have 
I been completed, the OAK LEAF will 
consist of only one news item — WEL- 
emphasis on farewell. 

PREDICTION' — The Post Office 
will fold without Bill Martin alias 
Marty the Mailman and the EM Club 
will be converted into a meeting hall 
ofjthe Oak Knoll Literary Society. 

Life Begins . . . 

Three Oak Knoll families have 
added new tax deductions this month, 
according to latest word from the 
maternity ward. 

LT Pat A. Cato, staff intern, and 
wife Jeri welcomed their first child, 
a 7 lb. 7‘4 oz. boy, Michael Darien, on 
2 March. 

LT Bohdan Cymbala of Pathology 
and wife Vera are receiving con- 
gratulations on the arrival of their 
*«cond son, 7 lb. 10 oz. Daniel Michael 
born 3 March. 

Pred Munce, HM1 of ALD, and wife 

28 Volunteers Get 
Caps, Certificates 

Twenty-eight Red Cross Gray La- 
dies received their caps, pins and cer- 
tificates in a ceremony held on 
28 Feb. at the Officers Club. 

CAPT Fitz-John Weddell Jr., Ex- 
ecutive Officer, awarded the certi- 
ficates and read a letter from RADM 
J. Q. Owsley, Commanding Officer, 
who was unable to attend the cere- 

The Admiral’s letter said. "I know 
that you will agree with me that all 
those serving as Gray Ladies fill a 
real need, and the personal touch 
they provide often means as much to 
a sick patient as the finest medical | 

The “capees” include: 

Alameda Chapter: Margaret Tool- 
in, Ann Madigan, Geraldine Hell- 
man, Nancy Goodrich, Martha I 
Rosenquist, Elizabeth Binge. Owena 

Berkeley Chapter: Jean C. Clel- 
and, Sylvia Madoff. Betty A. Nehls. 
Ann Reeves, Edna A. Root. 

Mt. Diablo Chapter: Mary El- 

Oakland Chapter: Wilma Ackley, 
Betty Arizu, Bernice Batista, Theo 
Clemens. Reyll Elder. Clemence 
Gray, Florence Jones, Pearl Living- 
ston, Margaret Moore, Deborah Ro- 
wat, Mary Lou Ryan, Ada Thompson, 
Marylin Tracy, Edna Woodin, Pa- 
tricia Morgan. 

The Gray Ladies sponsor recrea- 
tional and creative activities and pro- 
vide personal services to the patients. 

Margaret welcomed a 7 lb. 8% oz. 
baby daughter, Kathleen Mary, on 11 

Also of local interest was the birth 
on 2 March of Gretchen Susan Hen- 
nig, whose mother, Joan Sifting Hen- 
nig, was on duty in the labor room 
not long ago. The little girl’s father 
is LT William Hennig, USAF, sta- 
tioned at Hamilton Field. She is the 
namesake of LT Gretchen S. Hill. 

Dewaync A. Driggers, HN, and Max Lefever, IIM3, recently completed 
USAFI courses. Driggers received a school GED diploma, the equivalent of 
a high school diploma, while Lefever took college level courses in Harmony. 

A native of Porica City, Okla., Driggers joined the Navy in March, 1956. 
Lefever, who was a music major at Wichita (Kan.) University, entered the 
service in 1954. He took the course to maintain proficiency in orchestrating 


Whether It's Hindustani or HS Diploma 
You Want, I & E Can Help You Get It 

' Oak Knoll’s educational services. 

At present the Information and 
Education office is sponsoring, in co- 
operation with the University of Cal- 
ifornia Extension Service, a course 
in American Government and Poli- 
tics, holding weekly classes to prepare 
nonrated enlisted men for advance- 
ment in rating, offering Navy train- 
ing courses, and in Reading Improve- 
ment. All are offered in addition to 
the USAFI correspondence courses. 

Approximately 30 persons a day 
come to the office for counseling in 
courses and are encouraged to con- 
centrate on their weaker subjects to 
strengthen their abilities. 

Since the first of the year, 39 en- 
listed men and 24 officers have ap- 
plied for Navy courses for advance- 
ment in rating and promotions. 
Thirty-five more staff members have 

(Continued on page 4) 

If you want “To Win Friends and 
Influence People” wherever you go, 
it may be necessary one of these days 
to speak Melanesian or Pidgin Eng- 
lish* or be a master of spoken Hindu- 
stani or Serbo-Croation. 

All you have to do to acquire this 
mastery is to drop in to the Informa- 
tion and Education office in Building 
25A and have $2 in your pocket. I&E 
and you can do the rest through 
USAFI (United States Armed Forces 
Institute) or various university ex- 
tension schools, which are more ex- 

USAFI. the largest correspondence 
school of its kind, offers courses on 
the high school and college level in 
every subject imaginable. Through 
this institute, a person may obtain a 
high school diploma, start or finish 
college, or take additional college 
credits. It takes very little effort to 
sign up for these courses because of 

Page Four 


COMMENDLD — Shortly before taking off Fast week end for Milwaukee 
for a meeting of the President’s Committee on Employment of the Physically 
Handicapped, representatives of the Prosthetic Research Laboratory re- 
ceived a commendation for a similar mission in Miami, Fla. The commenda- 
tion signed by Melvin J. Maas, Chairman of the Committee, was presented 
in grateful appreciation of your services in behalf of our physically handi- 
capped fellow citizens.” The Miami group, pictured with Miss Eve Weeks, 
queen of the Committee’s Exposition and Parade of Progress, included CAPT 
Thomas J. Canty, Corbit Ray, David Hackman, Rogelio Hernandez, Albert 
Wenger, and Charles Asbelle. Jack Bates, amputee specialist for the UC 
unit located here, and William Smith, metallurgist with General Electric 
in San Jose, replaced Hackman and Hernandez at the 11-13 March meetings 
in Milwaukee. Purpose of the trip was to demonstrate the latest research 
models of artificial limbs and to show the results that can be achieved 
through proper rehabilitation. 

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Sunday, 17 March 

DAKOTA INCIDENT — Dale Robertson. 
Cowboys return to Oak Knoll to shoot up 
the theater once again. The damage must 
be quite heavy by flow. 

Monday, 18 March 

KILLER IS LOOSE— Joseph Gotten, Rhon- 
da Fleming. Cotten will stop the killer 
before the morgue reaches its capacity. 

Tuesday, 19 March 

Robert Wagner. Terry Moore. Purgatory? 

Wednesday, 20 March 

OASIS— Michele Morgan, Pierre Brasseur. 
Miss Morgan, one of France’s most highly 
regarded actresses, does another superior 
job in a tale of gold smuggling intrigue. 

Thursday, 21 March 

Burton, Frederic March. Two accomplished 
actors star in a story of the Greek con- 
quests of Persia and the world. 

Friday, 22 March 

FEAR STRIKES OUT— Anthony Perkins. 
Karl Malden. Jim Piersall’s struggle 
against and conquest of mental illness. 
Baseball fans should like this one. 

Saturday, 23 March 

TATTERED DRESS Jeff Chandler and 
Jeanne C rain. 

I&E Qualifies Staff 

(Continued from page 3) 
registered for USAFI courses. 

I&E, working in unison with the 
hospital’s department heads, recom- 
mends individuals for Navy schools 
and gives indoctrination talks to new 
staff members. Every year the office 
also qualifies 300 to 400 enlisted men 
for advancement tests. 

Heading the Information and Ed- 
ucation division is LTJG Samuel D. 
Barker, who also doubles as Special 
Services Officer. Other members of 
the staff are LT Norma J. Wood, In- 
service Training Education Officer, 
who schedudes the weekly classes for 
nonrated personnel; R S. Biesecker, 
HMC; Jackson Lewis, HM3, and 
Howard Troy, HM3, who handle 
counseling and qualification require- 

*( Editor’s Note: An example of 
Pidgin English: him big fella — box 
you fightem teeth — he sing out. 
Translated into English, this means 

Hilltoppers Lose In 
Basketball Tourney 

Oak Knoll's Hilltoppers were 
knocked out of the 12ND Invitational 
Tournament in the first round as the 
Moffett Field Flyers whipped the lo- 
cals 75-49 on 1 March. 

The Hilltoppers, in their last game 
of the season, were completely out- 
classed by the Flyers, members of the 
more powerful 12ND "A” Basketball 
League. The victors advanced to the 
finals only to lose to NAS Alameda 
in the championship game. 

Don Chandler was high scorer for 
Oak Knoll with 14 points, followed 
by Cliff Reid and Don Park with ten 
points each. Moffett’s Scheneberger 
was high man with 21 points. 

In a practice game before the tour- 
ney, the Hilltoppers were defeated 
51-45 by a quintet from the USS 
YORKTOWN. Dick Walton led Oak 
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EM Club Will Sponsor 
Two Monthly Dances 

The EM Club will now sponsor two 
monthly dances, instead of the usual 
three, Dave Alba, HM2, manager of 
the club, recently announced. 

The dances will be held, one on a 
Friday night and one a Sunday after- 
noon during the coming months. No 
stags will be permitted to come to 
the Sunday dances, he said. 

Alba also said that movies will be 
shown every Wednesday night at the 
club at 2000. News reels, sports, fea- 
tures and full-length films will be 

Very ugly or very beautiful women 
should be flattered on their under- 
standing, and mediocre ones on their 

Pay Schedule 

Monday, 1 April — Officers and staff -enlisted 

Friday, 5 April— All patient-enlisted person- 

Monday, 15 April— Officers and staff enlisted 

Friday, 19 April — All patient-enlisted person- 

Friday, 15 March. 1957 «S 

OAK LEAF Offers ~ 
Music Column 

(Editor’s note: This column was ** 
written by Dave Alba, II M2, and will >lr* 
appear regularly in the OAK LEAP.) -! t 

Having thrilled Jazz lovers on the l 
West Coast with his genius. Jimmy ?cv 
Guiffre in the summer of ’56 took his ; 1 
talents to Music Inn, a relaxed sum- iw 
mer resort just down the road from 7r 
Tanglewood, a long-established sum- 
mer center for classical music. Lying 
in the hills of western Massachusetts, 
the Inn, operated by - Philip and 
Stephanie Barber, has been offering • 
its guests panel discussions of Jazz ' 
and Folk music. 

These discussions, organized and 
headed by Marshall Stearns, head of Ic 
the Institute of Jazz Study, have 
delved into the minds of such pro- 
fessional men as anthropologists. • ii 
musicologists, sociologists, historians 1 
and many others including musi- 
cians. The latest group of music] 
included Jimmy Guiffre. and a j: 
grdup whose refined and brilliant ' 
music has thrilled critics, musicians, 
and jazz enthusiasts. 

For over a year, both Jimmy j 
Guiffre and John Lewis, leader of 
the Modern Jazz Quartet, had been 
trying to get together for a recording 
session. Having sensed a kinship 
from hearing each other’s work, they 
chose Music Inn as the place to cut 
an album. Questioned a*bout their 

liking for this contemporary jazz. 

4 a., 

Guiffre said, “We both like the subtle 

So for the benefit of all you jazz, 1 
lovers and those of you who would 
like to hear some brilliant, soft, ecu- r 
temporary jazz, pick up "The Modern : 
Jazz Quartet At Music Inn” with 
guest artist Jimmy Guiffre (Atlantic 1 
1247) the next time you are brows- 
ing through some records at your 
favorite record shop. Some of the 
sides included are “Oh Bess, Oh 
Where’s My Bess,” “Fun," “Sun ’ 
Dance,” and “Variation No. 1 on ‘God 
Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.' ” 


OB-GYN Seminar 

To Convene Here 

"TTiioC OLATE FROSTING RECORD of “Cindy, Oh Cindy ” topped the 
huge cake Cynthia Acker received Tuesday (her sixth birthday) from her 
triends at Travis Air Force Base. Since the little girl is still on the critical 
list her parents, Air Force S/SGT and Mrs. Albert Acker, were the only 
quests at her party, but there was plenty of cake for everyone on the Pedi- 

itrics Ward 

Greetings, Gifts From Far, Near 
Arrive For Cindy's 6th Birthday 

■ Tuesday was a big day for Cindy j and this is easy to believe. On the 
Acker. Gifts, telegrams, cakes, and wall above the TV set he sent her, is 
cards arrived from far and near — his photo autographed To Cindy 
remembrances for her sixth birth- You are my real one," and on her bed- 
day. There were dresses and nighties, side stand lies his telegram. Happy 
dolls, a little yellow straw hat, and a Birthday and a big hug.” She also has 

happy memories of his phone call and 
the record he dedicated to her on his 
TV show after learning she believed 
his song was for her alone. 

Cindy was critically burned on 5 
February when she slipped and fell, 
pulling a kettle of hot grease off the 
(Continued on page 2) 

giant yellow Easter bunny < pregnant 
with four little ones.) 

The rabbit came from Eddie Fish- 
er. whose recording of “Cindy, Oh 
Cindy," has been a favorite diversion 
for the little- girl during her eight 
weeks at Oak Knoll. 

"He’s my boy friend," Cindy said, 

From 6-10 May 

Nationally recognized authorities 
on obstetrical and gynecological 
problems will be on the program at 
the annual Armed Forces OB-GYN 
Seminar to be held here from 6-10 

The seminar, first of its kind to be 
conducted by the Navy, will be open 
to all medical officers in the Armed 
Forces and civilian doctors. 

Eminent doctors from out of state 
who will participate are Willard M. 
Allen. Professor of OB-GYN. Wash- 
ington University School of Medi- 
cine, St. Louis, Mo.; Abraham E. 
Rakoff. Professor of OB-GYN. Jef- 
ferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; E. C. Reifenstein, Jr., Associate 
Medical Director, E. R. Squibb & 
Sons. New York, N.Y.; Russell R. De 
Alvarez. Executive Officer and ^o- 
fessor. University of Washii O con 
School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash.; 
Jack Pritchard, Chairman, Depart- 
ment of OB-GYN. University of 
Texas. Southwestern School of Med- 
icine, Dallas, Tex.; Ralph C. Benson. 
Professor of OB-GYN, University of 
Oregon Medical School, Portland, 

Other specialists taking part in 
the five-day seminar will be Harry S. 
Kaplan. Director and Professor, De- 
partment of Radiology, Stanford 
University School of Medicine; Dan- 
iel G Morton, professor of OB-GYN. 
U.C.L.A ; and Philip H. Arnot, Clini- 
cal Professor of OB-GYN. Gilbert 
S. Gordon, Chief of the Endocrine 
Clinic; Ernest W. Page, Chairman, 
Department of OB-GYN; James 
Merrill Department of OB-GYN, 
and Harold A. Harper, Associate 
Professor of Physiological Chemistry, 
all of the University of California 
School of Medicine; Elmer E. Brinck- 
erhoff. Chief of the Department of 
Anesthesiology, Alta Bates Hospital, 
Berkeley; Joseph F. Sadusk and 
Charles T. Hayden, well-known Oak- 
land specialists. Dr. Sadusk in in- 
ternal medicine and Dr. Hayden in 

CAPT Roy W. Tandy, Chief of Oak 
Knoll’s Dependents Service, is di- 
rector of the seminar; LT H. J. Rob- 
inson, OB-GYN resident, is coordi- 

ENS Barbara MeCorkle has re- 
ceived the CO’s commendation for 
“valorous action" in handling a criti- 
cal situation while on duty in the 
hospital’s Psychiatric Service. The 
22-year-old nurse, graduate of the 
South Chicago Community Hospital 
School of Nursing, Chicago, 111., has 
been on duty at Oak Knoll since last 


l-J UR Roberto Dileo of the Peruvian Navy receives from Admiral Owsley 

l£ hncnil n I’., ha _ _ a « « . ■ * < • • »i • c » i _ _ 

the hospital's certificate of special instruction in recognition of his work as 
resident observer in the Pediatrics Branch. Under the guidance of CAPT 

Milton w i.- — i. ... . . .. ... _ 

,v > ■*> me ■ cuidrint.5 nritmii. turner me guiuiuivc «i vr»i » 

l<»n Kurzrok (right). Dr. Dileo has studied here for the past 14 months, 
' s novv returning to Lima to serve as Chief of Pediatrics for a new 
cr U'ian Naval Medical Center. 

Dance Studio to Give 
Variety Show Monday 

Merri’s Studio of the Dance will 
present a half-hour variety show at 
the Oak Knoll theater on Monday, 
1 April. 

The show', starting at 1900, will be 
followed by the regular movie. 

Roy B. Tillman. HMC, on the eve 
of his departure for the Third Ma- 
rine Division, was presented a letter 
of commendation for demonstrating 
outstanding ability as instructor on 
the staff of the Environmental Sani- 
tation Technician School. “The con- 
scientious effort you have con- 
sistently shown has resulted in many 
improvements in the course in bac- 
teriology and immunology," the CO’s 
letter said. It also referred to Chief 
Tillman’s service as coach of the 
football team that won the 12ND “B" 
trophy for Oak Knoll. 

CAPT Palmberg in NY 
For Special Course 

CAPT Karl J. Palmberg, Chief of 
the EENT Service, is in New York 
this week for a special course in cor- 
neal transplanting at the New York 
Eye Bank for Sight Restoration. 


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Friday. 29 March, 1957 

The Onk Tenf 

l. T . S. Nnvul Hospitnl, Oakland, California. 

RADN1 J. 0. Owsley, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

CAPTFi.z-John Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

(.DR M. .1. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor; Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports : l.T Way land Bennett, MC, USN. nnd LTJG Anne Tierney, NC. USN. 
Fditorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers : Stanley Smith. HMC, John M. Simms. II MC. 

( .ontrihutors of the Week: I lie American Ited Cross, Mrs. Emma Rerger, Librarian. 
The Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
or! m 5\ nt and compliance? with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1<J53. 

I he Oak Leaf* receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press’ Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
^^ofThc Oak Leaf,” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 29 March, 1957 

No. 7 

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The obligation of self-denial rests on all true Christians. To be a follower 
of Christ we must deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow Him. 

The Cross is sometimes not taken up by choice but imposed on us by 
Divine Providence. It may be sickness, mental anguish, loss of dear ones, 
poverty, or disappointments in our cherished hopes and ambitions. These, 
if God sends them, are the crosses we must carry and bear with Christian 
resignation and patience. 

Self-denial is not only attainable but should be attained. Without a cer- 
tain degree of self-denial, one cannot be an acceptable neighbor, or a real 
shipmate. For all social relations, love of country, politeness, and good man- 
ners require that we sometimes do things that we do not like to do, and 
refrain from doing or saying what we feel inclined to do or say. 

In this connection, St. Paul cites the case of the athlete, and concludes 
that if the contender in the race denies himself so many things in order to 
obtain a temporal reward; so should we in order to obtain a heavenly one. 

And we must admit that religious self-denial does us good. It gives us 
strength of character. It develops will power. It makes us independent of 
things that annoy and irritate selfish people. It raises us above the petty 
things that spoil the peace of mind of those who are self-centered. It lifts 
us to our true spiritual stature as men, where we may see the more beautiful 
things that are of permanent value in human character. 

LCDR Raymond J. Talty, Catholic Chaplain 

Safety Precautions Urged at Hospital 

Safety is more than a slogan. It is an attitude of mind and a way of life. 
And as the road of all virtues is strewn with temptations, so is the path of 
safety. We can call them fatal fallacies. The following are a few of the 

1. Pitting speed of reflexes against the modern automobile’s superhorse- 

2. Peeling free “to pour it on” on the straightaway, no matter how clear 
the day, how dry the road, or how straight or wide the highway. 

3. Driving while intoxicated or weary in the vain hope that the homing 
instinct will assure safe arrival. 

4. Reliance on built-in safety features to compensate for lack of care. 

It is the driver’s mind harnessed to his reflexes, plus his body harnessed 
to his seat, that is going to produce fewer accidents. It is brainpower, not 
horsepower; the power to steer and brake, not power steering or braking, 
which is the solution to the safety problem. 

Cindy Making Progress 

(Continued from page 1) 

stove so that it poured over her head 
and shoulders and down her back. 
She was considered to have only a 
50-50 chance to live. Today, she is 
still on the critical list, although her 
doctors feel she is making good 

For days each change of dressings 
meant Cindy must be anesthetized. 
To date she has had six skin grafts to 

her face, arms, head, and neck, and 
when she developed pneumonia (a 
common complication in burn cases) 
a tracheotomy tube was inserted to 
facilitate breathing. Her treatment 
has included 13 pints of blood and 

The plastic surgery procedures 
Cindy has had are only a few of the 
many she will need during the 18 to 
30 months doctors say she may be 
under treatment. 

Spring and a thousand camellias — gift of Glass Mountain Ranch, St. 
Helena — arrived simultaneously at Oak Knoll. Red Cross Recreation worker* 
Marilyn Hansen and Carol Jo Lovell (right) distributed the blossoms on th( ' 
orthopedic ward where Donald R. Clark, MEFN, (left) and James A. Strane 
BM3, are shown choosing their favorites. 

Since April Fool’s Day, the time for 
jokers, is just around the corner, it 
is appropriate to bring up another 
set of wits who, like the joker in a 
deck of cards, did not fit into the 
usual patterns of society, and thus 
stood out as the literary wits of 

This informal group, “The Vicious 
Circle,” dominated the American 
scene for years through the pages 
of the NEW YORKER. Leading the 
circle, in the sense that he was the 
outlet for their expressions, was Har- 
old Ross, the founder and editor of 
the magazine. Totally lacking in so- 
phistication and formal education. 
Ross made the NEW YORKER one 
of the nation’s most sophisticated 

Despite a brilliant but explosive 
staff of contributors consisting of 
Dorothy Parker, E. B. and Katharine 
White, Alexander Woollcott, Ogden 
Nash, S. J. Perelman, Wolcott Gibbs, 
Robert Benchley, Peter Arno and 
Charles Addams, Ross still had ad- 
vertising problems but solved them 
in his owm fashion: 

Ross: ‘ This is a representative of 
the Fleischmann Yeast Company. If 
you endorse our product we will send 
a check for a thousand dollars either 
to you or a charity you name. Do you 

Society Woman (after proper hesi- 
tation): “Yes.” 

Ross: "Thank you. We ask you 
only to declare that before using 
our yeast your face was a mass of 
blotches and unseemly pimples." 

Ross’s approach was successful as 
seen in Dale Kramer’s biography 
Another sample from Kramer’s book 
is a poem by Dorothy Parker called 

In my youth, it was a way I had 

To do my best to please. 

And change, with every passing lad, 

To suit his theories. 

But now I know the things I know, 

And do the things I do; 

And if you do not like me so, 

To hell, my love, with you. 

A collection of books too numer- 
ous to give in detail, written by and 
about people who have made America 
laugh are: ALEXANDER WOOLL- 

Craft Shop Offering 
Ceramic Instruction 

The Red Cross Craft Shop 'Bldg '*;! 
No. 31) is featuring some Spring spe- 1 
cials for Oak Knoll patients. 

Each Tuesday afternoon there will : 
be instruction in ceramics — using the ’ . 
electric potter’s wheel, clay modeling,': • 
and use of molds. In addition to ,: 
vases and cigarette boxes, lamp bases,’ 
busts, figurines, plates, ash trays, ; . 
steins, bowls, baby shoes, animals 
and cups and saucers may be made. 

Copper enameling will be taught 
every afternoon except Friday. Here 
bright chips of enamel are burned 
on to the copper and baked in a ki. r 
Then the copper is polished, and . 
someone has a new* pair of cufflinks,' 
or a personalized ash tray — or a 
bracelet, earring or pin. Because the 
small kiln is movable, bed patients 
may also participate in this craft. 

Copper tooling — tracing and em- 
bossing a design onto a thin sheet 
of copper which is later mounted on • 
a board — may also be done by both 
bed and ambulatory patients. 

Huck bags make a delightful Eas- 
ter present, and can be done very 
easily by bed patients. A variety of 
pastel shades of yarn as well as the ■ 
fashionable black and white, are 
available, and after the yam is woyen 
over the toweling in the chosen de- 
sign. a Gray Lady will line and finish 
the bag. i 

Patients interested in any of these 
projects are welcome to come and 
look at the craft exhibited in the 
Red Cross lounge, or the one in the 
Craft Shop itself. Perhaps seeing a 
finished products will help you to de- 
cide which project you wish to start. 

by Samuel Hopkins Adams; THE 
VICIOUS CIRCLE by Margaret Case 
IGNORANCE by Oscar Levant; 
HERE LIES, a collection of Dorothy 
Parker’s short stories; MUCH TO 
DO ABOUT ME bv Fred Allen: IS 
SEX NECESSARY? by E. B. White 
and James Thurber; THURBER 
COUNTRY, a collection of the au- 
thor’s writings that appeared in the 
NEW YORKER, and numerous works 
of Franklin P. Adams and Robert 
Benchley, all of which are availabo 
in the library. 

Page Three 


po March, 1957 



Hits All-Time 

An average uitrVkwaw 


vear on American highways 

cvery /rtak Knoll accidents have 

yet at fTA.nm-nnr- 

yet HL a new low in the Transpor 

reached a _ to figure 

n Div sion. according to figures 
Ul' 12>1V r-. o XJT*i fnpv 

"Wthis week by D. R. Britney 
relearn r 0 ,.vi«/» Works 

releasea of Public Works. 

forem J KnoU - s government-owned 

^.s^ere involved in only four 
. Veh H .n'ts in 1956 or On average of one 
i acc 5!nf every 105.784 miles driven. 
flCCK ( nures show. The average yearly 
• he nf these accidents was S77.31. 
* * while -the all-Navy cost-per-accident 
gaged $209 in a nine-month per- 


-This may prove to be a Navy rec- 
, •• saic i Mr. Britney, “but we won t 
° b e positive until the final figures are 

released. . , 

The 32 -man department headed by 
v R. Carter, transportation supei vl- 


' n0W operates ten ambulances, 

- six carry-alls, five buses and a num 
ber of pickup trucks, on a round -the- 
!l C lak schedule. . 

Since the commissioning of the 
*j hospital, the division has traveled 
4000,000 miles without a serious ac- 


Not only does Transportation op- 
erate^safely. it is also able to handle 

a large operation in time of necessity 
During the Korean War, 100 stretch- 
er patients were moved by ten ambu- 
lances and four buses from Travis 
Air Force Base to Oak Knoll in six 

Three uf the division’s buses equip- 
ped with special generators, aie able 
.o handle polio patients in iron lungs. 
(Three patients to a* bus). This serv- 
ice was an innovation of Transpor- 
tation and Maintenance and was 
started in 1948 with a generator- 
. equipped pickup truck that used a 
canvas canopy to protect the patient 
from the weather. Until recently, 
Dak Knoll had the only transporta- 
tion division with these facilities. The 
division has been called on many 
times to transfer polio patients from 
one hospital to another, to take 
polio patients to the circus and other 
recreational activities. 

Mast of the “foreigners,” having 
ridden out their first earthquake, 
without dying of fright, wonder what 
Is going to happen next. 

Many dyed-in-the-wool Easterners 
(everything is East of California) 
packed their bags and were on their 
way out of the gate before the first 
rumble was over, but the Marines on 
duty were very uncooperative, and 
the escapees were forced to return. 
Liberty does not start until 1630! 

Since it was a new experience for 
non-native sons and daughters, they 
naturally talked about the happen- 
ing all day. some even trying to call 
home but without success since line > 
were tied up. Many letters saying, 
“Dear Mom and. Dad, I rode out my 
first earthquake today and there is 
nothing to it,” were sent home. 

There are now two schools of 
thought debating the causes of the 
earthquake. One group thinks it was 
a publicity stunt sponsored by the 
Chamber of Commerce, while the 
other “serious" group feels that it 
was a delayed reaction from the St. 
Patrick’s Day parties. 

Despite all of the rumblings, the 
hospital and the “Tin Angel” weren’t 
scratched; so everyone on the com- 
pound is now breathing easier and 
the OAK LEAF sincerely hopes that 
no one here is “swallowed up” within 
the next few days. 

_ „ A..viii«rv on a recent visit to the 

Members of the Marine Corps Leagu jde f or the day was 

hospital, saw the latest in prosthetic dev ' c ® s ’ ” k Kn 0 |j s Prosthetic 

cwo John H. Fauncc, Administrative Officer of .<>£ K “ , Winkler. 
Research Laboratory. The ladies are left to ""hi- • F , lhian 

National Divisional Vice-President of the Au\ a . ■ National 

Dept, of California President of the Auxiliary .Mr^ Lois Desmond N 

DAV Chairman for the Tenth District, and Mrs. Olive M. Eak.ns, N 
President of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. 

KNOLLITEMS — The EM Club is 
now showing movies every Wednes- 
day at 2000. Some of them will be 
"Viva Zapata,” "Of Mice and Men,” 
“Tortilla Flat,” “The Grapes of 
Wrath," “Young Man With a Horn,” 
“Tobacco Road,” and many other 
great movies of the past . . . Pat 
Yeary, HM3, will flee from the Lab 
in a few days to be married in Texas. 

. . Dr. and Mrs. Kurzrok are off on 
a trip to Honolulu via Navy trans- 
port . . ■ Dr. Tratar and members of 
the Physical Therapy staff, including 
residents Hernando Montero (Co- 
lombian Army) and Somboon Boon- 
mongkol (Royal Thai Navy) are 
i attending the weekly rehabilitation 
conferences at Fairmont Hospital. 

'O’ Wives Will Model 
For Cosmetic Expert 

Miss Elsie Meyer. Merle Normand 1 
cosmetic representative, will demon- 
strate the fascinating art of make- 
up. using models from among mem- 
bers of the Officers’ Wives’ Club at 
their 10 April meeting. Sherry will 
be served at 12:30, followed by the 
usual luncheon business meeting at 

Hostesses will be wives of officers 
in the Surgical Service with Sally 
Gerber in charge. Assisting her will 
be Louise Beall, Marian Clark 
Davis, Edith Getzen, Martha T 
way, Jonnie Hood, Barbara Hough- 
ton, Jean Marks. Betty McCord, Phyl- 
lis Parker, Marie Potter, and Jean 

Reservation cards must be returned 
by Monday noon, 8 April. Baby sitters 
will be available. 

Civilian Employees 
Earn Cash Awards 

Eight civilian employees were re- 
cently presented a total of $730 in 
cash awards for outstanding per- 
formance of duty and for sugges- 
tions to promote efficiency, safety 
and economy at Oak Knoll. 

Receiving Superior Accomplish- 
ment awards for outstanding work 
were Margaret Nielsen of the Surgi- 
cal Service and Lois Vukman and 
Betty Darrimon, both of Finance. 

The five employees given checks 
for beneficial suggestions were Rose 
Cooper, Dependents Service, $25; 
Dorothee Prentice. Nursing Service, 
$45; Benjamin Nelson, Security. $35: 
Kathleen Stevens. Personnel and 
Records. $15; and Ruth Sykes. Per- 
sonnel and Records, $10. 

Last of 'Iron Men in Wooden Ships' 
Now in Dry Dock, Meet at Oak Knoll 

_ % J 1 1 1 • • i. M /A /*« 

“The reason' for our outstanding 
record of safety and efficiency is that 
every driver is specially trained, not 
only in driving, but also in handling 
patients and giving first aid.” Mr. 
Britney said. 

EM's Wives Are Invited 
To Club Luncheon at Tl 

All enlisted service wives are in- 
vited to the Berkeley Navy Wives 
Club introductory luncheon, which 
will be held at the CPO Club at 
Treasure Island, Saturday, 30 March 
from 1300 to 1500. The luncheon will 
honor its sponsor, Mrs. T. Earle Hipp, 
Wife of RADM T. Earle Hipp, former 
commanding officer at NSC, Oak- 

Two retired naval officers, who , expendable but not commendable.” 
were shipmates in the final cruise on | LCDR Cady jokingly said among 
the last of the Navy’s sailing ships, his fondest memories were the pay 

met at Oak Knoll on 21 March and, 
true to form, swapped sea stories. 

It. was the first time they had seen 
each other since the historic voyage 
back in 1907 though both live in the 
Bay Area. CAPT Edwin H. Dodd, 77. 
of 481 Jean St„ Oakland, and LCDR 
William H. Cady, 66. of One Nogales 
Street, Berkeley, happened to meet 
while at the hospital for a checkup. 

They were two of the crew members 
of the old USS ADAMS in a seven- 
month voyage from Samoa to Phila- 
delphia. CAPT Dodd was navigator 
and ordnance officer and LCDR Cady 
served as coxswain. In their cruise 
they stopped at Batavia, Aden (“the 
hottest place in the world”), sailed 

raises he received in his 46-year na 
val career. As a coxswain he was 
paid, “$30 a month — perhaps.” 

The biggest thrill for CAPT Dodd 
was being in command of two of the 
Navy’s first submarines — the GRAM- 
PUS and the PIKE. 

Both men are veterans of the two 
world wai’s. In World War II, CAPT 
Dodd came out of retirement and 
served as postal coordinator of the 
Pacific Fleet Post Office, while LCDR 
Cady helped organize the ammuni- 
tion' dump at Port Chicago and latex- 
served on Guam. 


A regular meeting will be held v,,. 
Monday, l April at 2000 at 1935 Derby 
Street, Berkeley. All wives of enlisted 
in the Navy, Marines and Coast 
uard are invited. For information 
calJ THornwall 5-8764. 

Walter H. Clayton. Jr., HMC, of 
the Personnel Records Division has 
received a letter of commendation, 
for his services to this command. "In 
your work you have consistently dis- 
played unusually high qualities of 
leadership, initiative, perseverance, 
reliability, human understanding, 
judgment and devotion to duty” the 
CO’s letter said. 

hottest place in the world ), sailed , . i* I r*| \a/*II D 

through the Suez Canal to Port Said »Vi6CiIC 3I rllm Will D© 

(“the dirtiest place in the world”). Shown Today at 1515 
through the Straits of Gibraltar, to ! A filrn pntitlpri 

“Th P 

, „ . . , A film entitled “The Medical Wit- 

the Canary Islands, Bermuda, and ness » be shown for all staff offi- 
finally reached Philadelphia on 17 

December, 1907. 

CAPT Dodd, a veteran of 33 years 
in the Navy, said, between puffs on 
his cigar, “I guess we were the last 
of the iron men in wooden ships,” 
while LCDR Cady quipped. “We were 

cers today at 1515 in the Conference 
Room, second deck of the Dental 

The film deals with the improper 
and proper techniques of preparing 
a medical case in order to be properly 
brief as a medical witness. 

Page Four 


Members of the Oak Knoll Ililltoppcrs receiving their basketball jackets 
from the CO were, front row, left to right: Gerhardt, Beall, Reid. Beal, 
Bark. Second row: Bristol, Leak, Dr. Walton, Chandler, and Dunkel. 

Draftees Can Ship 
In Regular Navy 

Navy inductees may now qualify 
for re-enlistment in the Regular 
Navy before completion of recruit 
training or their obligated service, 
according to a recent Navy Depart- 
ment announcement. 

Four-year enlistments have been 
offered to personnel who have not 
yet completed recruit training and to 
those who have served more than 21 
month’s inducted service. Inductees 
who desire re-enlistment subsequent 
to completion of recruit training and 
those who have not served 21 month’s 
inducted service will be required to 
re-enlist for six years. 

Commanding officers have been 
authorized to discharge at any time 
personnel who have been inducted 
into the naval service who desire im- 

Oak Knoll Nine Plays 
Open Season Sunday 

The Oak Knoll Acorns will play 
their first baseball game of the sea- 
son when they meet the Jefferson 
Semi-Pro nine at the hospital’s dia- 
mond on Sunday, 31 March, at 1330, 
Cliff Reid, athletic director, reported. 

Approximately 22 players have 
been working out under the direc- 
tion of CWO William Kuziara in 
preparation for the opening of the 
12ND baseball competition. 

Reid asked that anyone interested 
in men and women’s softball to call 
him at Ext. 593. 

WsrfcDmsL & 


Officers reporting for duty: ENS Kath- 
lyn M. Ackerman, NC. USNR; LTJG 
A’Natalic Hudson, NC, USNR; LTJG An 
drea Robles, NC, USNR, all from USNH, 
St. Albans, L. I., N. Y. ; LTJG Margaret II. 
O’Brien, NC, USNR, from inactive duty; 
LI Mary J. Walthen, NC, USN, from Air 
Transport Squadron Eight; LT Martha E. 
Hallman, NC. USN, from USNII. Pensa 
cola, Fla; ENS Dorothy M. Jacobsen, NC, 
USNR, from USNH. St. Ablans, L.I., N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty : 
Lawrence II. Draper, HN; Adolfo Olvida. 
II X; Donald L. Winsor, IIN; Larrv W. 
Liddle, IIN; James M Gullion, HN ; Robert 
Dorsey, HN; Ronald L. Hensley, IIN; Ar- 
thur R. Bowman, HN ; Floyd E. Axley, 
HN ; Dean A. Brockmicr, IIN; George E. 
Cartmell, IIN; James A. Humphrey, IIN; 
David E. James, IIN; Donald W. Molding, 
II N ; Johnny M. Seals, IIN ; James F. Sulli- 
van, IIN; Jerome R. Archambault, IIN; 
Walter C. Koozin, IIN; Jarra R. Warner, 
IIN; Jack J. Milner, HN; Peter del Valle, 

1 1 A, all from II CS, San Diego. 

John A. Grover, IIM3, from NavComSta, 
San Francisco; Roy R. Odom, IIN, from 
NavRad DcfLah, San Francisco; Henry S. 
Carr, HN, from USNS, Bremerton, Wash.; 
Robert L. Ericson. II M3, from NAF, Mon- 
terey; Warren \Villi;yns, II M2, from USS 

Knoll Cagers Get 
Jackets From CO 

Members of the Oak Knoll basket- 
ball team received their letter jackets 
recently from RADM J. Q. Owsley, 
Commanding Officer, after complet- 
ing a successful season. 

The Hilltoppers, with a record of 
9-3, finished second in the 12ND ”B” 
Basketball League. 

Receiving jackets were LT Richard 
Walton, MC, USN, a native of Koko- 
mo, Indiana, and a former member 
of Indiana University’s basketball 
team; Robert N. Gerhardt, HM2, 
Chicago, fill.; Bob L. Leak, HM3, Fort 
Worth, Texas; Donald Dunkel, HM3, 
Springfield. 111.; Donald Chandler, 
HM3, Buckhannon, W. Va.; Cliff L. 
Reid, HM3, Crescent City, Calif.; 
Donald L. Park, HN, Brookville, Pa.; 
Robert W. Bristol, HM2, Clearwater, 
Fla.; Charles Beal, HM3, Chicago, 
111., and Andrew Beall, HN, Fresno, 

Don Pennington. HM3, and Robert 
W. Miller, HM3, both members of the 
team, were detached before the 

Martin Stone, II M3, from USNH. Camp 
Pendleton; Willie I'\ Hardaway, II M3, from 
N'AI), Hawthorne, N’ev. 

Officers detached: LTJG Martha J. Hasty, 
NT, USNR, to inactive duty; LTJG Irene 

I Armknecht, NC. USNR; LTJG Viola S. 
Armknecht, NC, USNR, both to inactive 

Enlisted personnel detached : Jack P. Mor- 
ns. II M2; Roy I!. Tillman. HMC; Paul F. 
Fransscn, II M2; Charles F. Fitch. II N, all 
to CG, Third MarDiv; Ed^rar A. Gregory 
Jr., II M3 ; Louis V. Stokes. IIN, both to 
USS ESSEX (CVA-9); Donald R. Russell, 
IIN; Harold E. Harrison, IIN, both to 
NavMag, Port Chicago; DeWaync A. Drig- 
gers, IIN ; Lawrence P. Higgins, HN ; Will- 
iam E. Wain. II M3, all to USNS, T.I. 

mediate re-enlistment into the regu- 
lar Navy. 

Personnel in pay grades E-l to E-3, 
and those in E-4 and above who are 
in rates marked as “open” will be re- 
enlisted in the rate held at time of 
discharge. Others will be re-enlisted 
in the next lowest pay grade. 

Eligibility requirements for re-en- 
listment must be met by all inductees 
requesting the change as set forth 
in BuPers Instruction 1133.8A of 5 
March, 1957. 

Any inductees at Oak Knoll, inter- 
ested in joining the regular Navy, 
should report to Civil Readjustment 
in the Administration Building. 

C'Pickers Drop Two; 
Still Lead in Loop 

The league-leading Cherry Pickers 
dropped two out of three games to 
the second place Electrons in the 
Men's Bowling League but still hold 
a four-game edge after completing 
25 weeks of play. 

The Cherry Pickers, boasting a 
45-30 record, are led by Vic Irving 
who leads the league in average and 
high series and is second in high 

Jn other league action, the Drag- 
nets swept three games from the last 
place 8-Balls and the Alley Rats took 
two out of three from the Admins. 


Sunday, 31 March 

FORBIDDEN PLANET — Walter Pidgreon, 
Anne Francis. A science-fiction film with 
a Freudian touch. 

Monday, 1 April 


LADY KEGLERS— The Oak Knoll Lady Keglcrs receive their trophies 
from RADM J Q- Owsley, Commanding Officer, after finishing second in 
Dm 12ND “C” Bowling League. They are, left to right: ENS Audrey Brennan, 
I T Kalina DiGiambattista, LTJG Anne Tierney. LT Alfield Forbord, LT 
Gretchen Hill, ENS Jean Gerber, and LT Ruth E. Kuethe. 

Richard Egan, Dana Wynter. A very good 
movie concerning a Southerner who re- 
turns home after living in New York. The 
Southern accents are a little phony. 

Tuesday, 2 April 

the “last” series oi westerns. The identity 
of the hero is classified as top secret. 

Wednesday, 3, April 

HILDA CRANE — Jean Simmons. Some- 
thing about husbands and murder. Rated 
poor by Film Buyers Rating. 

Thursday, 4 April 

Daniel blazes a rugged trail only to finish 
a poor second to Davy Crockett aud Walt 

Friday, 5 April 

rissc, Dan Daily. A musical filled with 
songs and dancing. 

Saturday, 6 April 

Susan Hayward. “The King,” an cx- 
( liicngo hood living in Hong Kong, proves 
to Miss Hayward that he isn’t such a bad 
guy after all. 

Friday, 29 March, 1957 

An interesting and exciting new 
group in the jazz field is a quintet 
who call themselves “The Jazz Mes- 
sengers.” Although new as a group. . 
these musicians have been known as 
individuals for many years. Starting i- 
off with the leader, we have piano- • 
man Horace Silver, next Kenny Dor- : • ; .c 
ham, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor ‘ 
sax, and then the rhythm section 
which consists of Doug Watkins, bass, •- 
and Art Blakey, drums. 

Like so many jazz musicians of 
today, “The Jazz Messengers” have 
learned long ago that pleasing thf ■ 
public is the most important part of 
their music. In an interview A; 

Blakey said. “In jazz you get th 

message when you hear the music,' ^ 
and Horace Silver added, “We don’t ‘1 
want to go too far out. We want pef«. 
pie to understand what we’re doing. " 
This is the group that played theii 
first official gig together in February, i 
1955 at the Blue Note in Philadelphia. 
They still concentrate mainly on !i 
playing in the East and Middle West, ‘ '2 

One of their latest albums is 1 The * 

Jazz Messengers at the Cafe Bo- 
hemia,” (Volume 2, Blue-Note 1508) - 
which contains both standard and- 
original compositions. Probably the 
highlight in the album is a solo by 
Kenny Dorham on one of Jerome 

Kern’s immortal tunes called “Yes- * 1 


terdays," a very beautifully pin- 
pointed interpretation that someho 
contrives to make a legate-sounding; 
performance out of the use of many! 
staccato notes. 

Next is an original composition by- 
Hank Mobley with an unusually long; . 
percussion introduction, whereas the; 
rest of the group latches on to mara-j 
cas. jawbone, or teaspoon for a num-| 
ber called “Avila and Tequilla.” All 
of the numbers in this album were! 
cut live from the Cafe Bohemia, an 
obscure Greenwich Village club that; 
was notoriously known for its all- 
girl shows until one night owner 
Jimmy Garofolo was persuaded by: 
the “Bird” (Charlie Parker) that a 
jazz policy at the cafe would be a 
profitable one. To this day Gorofol<u 
has never regretted it. 

So if you are interested in listening* 
to some unique jazz, pick up this: 
album and relax with this swinging 
group. Or as Art Blakey says, "Take; 
off your shoes and have a ball.” Or 
to borrow another quote from Leon* 
ard Feather, the author of the Eos 
cyclopedia of Jazz, who said. "We’re, 
sure you'll dig their handwriting as i» 
bounces off the Bohemia’s waillfl® 


— D.A. 

Pay Schedule 

[onday. 1 April— Officers and staff- enlistts 

uesday. 2 April— Marine patients, 
riday, 5 A pril — All patient -enlisted per# r- 

londay, 15 April— Officers and staff-onlist# 

uesday, lo April— Marine patients, 
riday, 19 April— All patient -enlisted per^* 

Knoll Hams Urge 
Patients to Use 
Radio Station 

• oak Knoll’s -hams” have been 
reachin* all over the US, parts ol 
‘ Europe, and the Pacific contacting 
( ellow ham radio-operators, ex- 

* .hanging greetings with acquaint- 
\oes, and discussing weighty 

„dical problems such as traumatic 
pericarditis in South African cows. 

H The hams, station masters of 
K6PXP, the hospital’s Amateur Ra- 
0 club, have now sent out a vital, 

• >hort -range message urging patients 
to drop in at Ward 83 A and join the 

ospital’s “communications branch, 
lor instruction. 

The founding fathers of K6SXP 
George H. Reifenstein, LCDR 
Paul J. Preston and LT William M. 
Robinson— have developed these ra- 
dio facilities out of discarded short- 
wave radio equipment, and would like 
more patients to use their creation. 
The doctors feel their hobby is un- 
( rivaled as a pastime for convalescing 
’ natients and provides a cheap and 
liable means "of communication to 
families and friends. 

A patient can receive and send 
messages, reaching their destination 
within 24 hours, and can talk to hams 
practically anywhere on the globe. 

*A key to the ward can be obtained 
from Dr. Reifenstein, Chief of Car 
. etiology, in 67B or from Dr. Robinson 
in the Lab. 


Hicks in Finals 

Friday, 12 April, 1957 

Surgeon General to Address 
of Talent show Doctors at OB-GYN Seminar 

'Audio-Digest' Enables 
Drs. to Read on Road 

■ Doctors at Oak Knoll may keep 
i ibreast of developments in their pro- 
lession through • a magazine which 
they “listen to,” according to the 
latest issue of “Reader’s Digest. 

This is “Audio-Digest,” a five-year 
, old weekly which is “printed” elec- 
tronically on magnetic tape and 
mailed throughout the world by the 
Audio-Digest Foundation of Holly- 
wood,. a subsidiary of the California 
Medical Association. 

Subscribers pay $143 a year for the 
weekly tape, to which many doctors 
listen while “on the road” between 
~ase£ “Audio-Digest” also produces 
special bimonthly digests in the fields 

Jimmie Hicks, HM3, pantomimed 
his way to the 12ND finals of the 
All-Navy Talent Show Tuesday night 
but failed to place among the top 
five contestants named for higher 

Hicks put his all into a pantomime 
to the music of “Chloe but didn’t 
quite make the grade. 

••Oh well. I had my turn last year,” 
the philosophic bowling alley mana- 
ger said, recalling the show at St. 
Albans, where he was “inadvertently 
overlooked” by an Ed Sullivan talent 

The hospital’s second contestant, 
Arthur H. Smith, HN, tap-danced his 
way out of the competition in district 
preliminaries Saturday. 

But Oak Knoll got a little of the 
glory at Basilone Theater Tuesday 
night. Mike Larsen, SN, vocalist with 
guitar, attached to the Receiving Sta- 
tion, TI, won first place and will cer- 
tainly get orders to the All-Navy 
competition. He entered while in pa- 
tient status here last month. George 
Gonsalves, HM2, who competed for 
Oak Knoll last year and was only re- 
cently transferred to Hunter’s Point 
(the announcer had failed to note 
this change) placed third with his 
violin solo “Begin the Beguine.” 

LT Robert Wilson, comedy vocalist 
with ukulele, from the USS POINT 
DEFIANCE, placed second; Delwin 
Thompson, pantomimist from Naval 
Station, TI, fourth; and a Moffett 
Field calypso quartet (Ron Dove, 
William Artz, David Duncan, and 
William Wright) fifth. 

RADM B. W. Hogan, MC, USN 

of surgery, internal medicine, anes- 
thesiology, pediatrics and gynecology, 
which sell for $72 a year. 

Eight Knoll Doctors 
At Meet in Boston 

Eight doctors from the Medical 
Service are in Boston this week for 
a meeting of the American College 
of Physicians. 

They are CAPT R. O. Canada, chief 
of the service; CAPT George Reifen- 
stein, head of cardiology; LCDR D. V. 
Christiansen, LT R. H. Easterday, 
residents in internal medicine; LT 
A. F. Kalman, and LT’s M. R. Powell, 
J. B. Simpson, and John Mumma, 

CAPT Markle to Give 
Easter Sunday Sermon 

CAPT George L. Markle, 12ND 
chaplain, will deliver the sermon at 
the Protestant services on Easter 
Sunday, 21 April, at 1030 in the Main 
Chapel. His topic will be “The Easter 
Hope and Faith.” 

Captain Markle, a veteran of al- 
most 30 years in the Navy, has served 
in the Navy longer than any other 
chaplain now on duty. 

Other Protestant services to be 
held during Holy Week in the Main 
Chapel are Maundy Thursday Com 
munion, 18 April at 1930, and Good 
Friday services, 19 April, from 1200- 

To Be Honored Guest 
At Club Reception 

RADM Bartholomew W. Hogan, 
MC, USN, Surgeon General of the 
Navy and Chief of the Bureau of 
Medicine and Surgery, has accepted 
the Commanding Officer’s invitation 
to speak at the Armed Forces OB- 
GYN Seminar to be held at Oak 
Knoll from 6-10 May. 

Arriving in the Bay Area on Sun- 
day, 5 May, Admiral Hogan will be 
here for the opening session on Mon- 
day morning and will be guest of 
honor at a reception at the Officers 
Club the same evening. 

This will be Admiral Hogan’s sec- 
ond visit to Oak Knoll since he as- 
sumed the top post in the Navy Med- 
ical Corps on 10 February 1955. He 
- ! la brief visit to the hospital in 
v^cuober 1955. 

Other high-ranking Navy officials 
who will greet the assembly of OB- 
GYN doctors are RADM John R. 
Redman, USN, Commandant of the 
Twelfth Naval District; and RADM 
Frederick C. Greaves, MC, USN, In- 
spector of Pacific Coast Navy Medical 
Activities and 12ND Medical Officer. 

Officers from Armed Forces medi- 
cal installations throughout the 
United States wall attend the semi- 
nar, at which outstanding specialists, 
including heads of the large civilian 
teaching hospitals, will discuss cur- 
rent OB-GYN problems. 

&oy Stefan i to Play 
At EM Staff Dance 

Roy Stefani and his octet will be 
featured on Sunday, 14 April, in an- 
other of the staff dances sponsored by 
the Hospital Recreation Committee. 

The dance, which is for couples 
on ly, will last from 1400-1800. Free 
; re freshments will be served. 

Dr. Schiff on Panel 
At Hearing Program 

CAPT Maurice Schiff, head of Oak 
{noil's Otolaryngology Branch, was 
)n the program at a recent medical 
',taff meeting at Herrick Memorial 
Hospital, Berkeley. 

On a panel titled “Diagnosis and 
Management of Hearing Loss,” Dr 
Schiff ’s discussion concerned surgical 

Manchester Presented 
Certificate From Cal 

George A. Manchester of Mainte- 
nance recently received a Certificate 
of Public Administration from the 
University of California and at the 
same time a Letter of Commendation 
from Admiral Owsley for his ini- 

“This information is received with 
great pleasure. The additional knowl- 
edge and broadened outlook you have 
acquired will be of permanent value 
and will supplement the capability 
and talent you have already exhibited 
in your work,” the CO’s letter said. 

He is the second man in the Main- 
tenance Department who has re- 
ceived a Certificate of Public Admin- 

Wives To Be Hostesses 
For Doctors' Meeting 

The wives of staff officers will act 
as registrars, hostesses, and sources 
of information for doctors attending 
the OB-GYN Seminar during the 
week of 6-10 May. 

Mi’s. Roy Tandy, committee chair- 
man, needs at least 40 wives who will 
volunteer their time during that week 
to serve as an information and orien- 
tation council for the doctors. There 
will be an indoctrination class to 
prepare volunteers for their duties. 

Salmon Fishing Trip 
To Be Held 17 April 

A Salmon fishing trip for 34 pa- 
tients and staff members will be 
sponsored by Special Services on 
Wednesday, 17 April. 

Prospective fishermen are asked to 
contact Special Services at Ext. 593 
for the details. Transportation will 
be furnished 

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U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

nvP'r^n-* ( | ) ' VS tl C> ’ ^C, USN, Commanding Officer. 

rnn T \t Fll | Z ’vrn Vi'l'l}}' j / ’ MC * USN * Executive Officer. 

.Millard, N1SC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

V ditor : Christopher F. Eckl, JOSN. 

F5itnr 8 i : „l L I^ ayl0 n Bennett, MC, USN, and LTJG Anne Tierney, NC. USN. 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

1 hotogrnphers : Stanley Smith. MMC, John M. Simms, HMC. 

( contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berber, Librarian. 

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“T h"ni i d »n compliance with NAVBXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

ArmnHP Lcaf rccci £es Armed Forces Press Service material. 

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Con.rih,. ?.,n< ," ,,ho . u ‘ ‘ hc Pfrmission ol Armed Forces Press Service. 

or-Tlie n.l' | b °, h .. S V , t ft “ nd .I >a,, f n ' s »rc welcomed and should he addressed to The Editor 
ol The Oak Leal.” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14. California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday/ 12 April, 1957 

No. 8 

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Charles Dickens’ celebrated "Christmas Carol” is a Christmas story only 
in its setting. Charles Heimsatb has pointed out that in its theme it is 
actually an Easter Carol, because it describes the resurrection of a dead 
soul. Scrooge was as mean and selfish an old skinflint as it is possible to 
imagine; his heart was cold to every generous impulse and kindly emotion. 
But in the story he is led to see how hateful a being he has become and in 
the end his old soul dies and a new soul rises within him. Scrooge inhabits 
the same body, but he is no longer the same man. Instead of being a 
withered old miser, he is a kind-hearted, charitable gentleman. And this is 
clearly a story that illustrates the truth of Easter. 

After completing 14 months of Laboratory Technicians School, the nin. - 
graduates were presented their diplomas and were given orders. They are 
(top row, left to right) Marvin H. Rogers, HM3, who will go to USNH Brem • 
erton. Wash.; Donald J. Rewalt, HM2, to USNH, Mare Island; George H 
Gonsalves, HM2, to Moffett Field; Marion J. Amos, HM2, to Tongue Pt 
Astoria, Ore.; Keith D. Brower, HM2, to RadLab. Hunter’s Point; Eduardo 
V. Bernal, HM2, to Moffett Field; Alfred W. Fleming, HM3, to USNH 
Bremerton, Wash.; (second row left to right) Roberta E. Luce, CAPT Hugh 
V. O’Connell, Chief of the Pathology Service and Thomas L. Faulkner 
HM1, class honorman with a 94.89 average. Luce and Faulkner will remai 
at Oak Knoll. 

When you and I go to church on Easter Sunday, what we want to know 
above everything else is how we may become new and better men and 
women. How we can conquer our evil passions; how we can master our 
tempers; how we can banish despair; how we can lay hold of joy. In other 
words, how can we make sure of eternal life here and now? That is a 
question fundamental to the question of immortality, because we know well 
enough that if we possess eternal life here, we need not trouble about 
immortality hereafter. 

LCDR G. L. Martin, Protestant Chaplain 

Holy Week Services 
Set For Catholics 

Holy Week services for Oak Knoll's 
Catholic personnel will be held in 
the Main Chapel, according to CDR 
James C. Connolly, Senior Chaplain. 


0800 Solemn Blessing of the Palms and Pro- 
cession. All Catholics are expected to 
be in the Chapel at this time. 

0830 High Mass and the Passion of Our 



1200 Daily Mass and Holy Communion. 
1930 Conclusion of Lenten Course on Cath- 
olic Medical Ethics and Benediction of 
the Blessed Sacrament. 


1700 Solemn Liturgical Exercises, consist - 
of High Mass, Holy Communion and 
Procession to the Repository. 

1800 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in 
the Catholic Oratory. 


1700 Solemn Adoration of the Cross and 
Holy Communion. 

2000 Stations of the Cross in the Catholic 


2230 The Solemn Easter Vigil consisting of 
the blessing of the new fire, Iloly 
Water, Paschal Candle, and renewal of 
Baptismal Vows. All Catholics arc re- 
quested to be in the Chapel at 2230. 

2400 Easter Vigil Mass and Holy Commu- 


0600 Easter Mass and Holy Communion. 
0830 Easter Mass, Holy Communion and 
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 

Personnel are reminded they are not per- 
mitted to cat meat on GOOD FRIDAY, at 
ANY meal. This applies both to Civilian 
and Military Personnel. Cardinal Spellman 
has dispensed all MILITARY PERSON- 
NEL from BOTH fast and abstinence on 


Catholics are reminded that in order to 
receive Holy Communion, they must be 
fasting from solid foods (including intoxi 
eating liquors) for three hours, and from 
liquids (coffee, tea, milk, etc.) for one hour. 
This regulation is also in force for any 
Midnight Mass either at Christmas or 

t OsdcomsL & 


Officers reporting for duty : LT Jennie C. 
DiGiandomcnico, NC, L^SN from USNH, 
Yokosuka. Japan; LT Evelyn II. Ilurst, NC, 
USN from Marine Corps Supply Center, 
Barstow, Calif. 

Enlisted reporting for duty : Lynn F. Lcist- 
inger, HN; Marvin II. Weir, HA; Robert J. 
O'Donnell, IIA; Charles Bennett, HN; Emil 
B. Krueger, HA; Cliff T. Martin, IIN; 
Bruce A. Chapman, IIN; Paul V. VVeiske, 
HN; Frederick J. Marchbanks. IIA; Charles 
M. Davis, IIA, all from PICS, Great Lakes, 

Darrell Ohlhauscn, IIN; Philip A. Magnu- 
son, IIN; Bennie M. Allred, IIN; Jerry R. 
Bates, IIN ; Thomas A. Cecrle, HN ; Bradley 
G. Goin, IIN; Philip S. Harford, HN; John 
J. Ilohnstein, IIN; Louis M. Klotz, IIN; 
Robert D. Norlcy, IIN; Robert Pile, IIN; 
Willie R. Rhesc, HN ; Darrell E. Strother, 
IIN; Donnie L. Summers, IIN; Office B. 
White, HN ; James W. Young, IIN, all from 
IICS, San Diego; William D. Brown, HM3, 
from First Marine Air Wing, FPO, San 
Francisco; Larry W . Johnson, II M3, from 
USNH, Great Lakes, III. 

Officers detached : LT Robert A. Evans, 
MC, USNR; LTJG Mary R. Radican, NC, 
USNR, both to inactive duty; LTJG Lillie 
M. Wills, NC, USNR to USNH, Corpus 
Christi, Tex. ; LTJG Eleonore A. Bednow- 
icz, NC, USNR; LTJG Constance J. Tess- 
mar, NC, USNR, both to LTSNII, Great 
Lakes, 111.; LTJG Martha A. Thompson, 
NC, USNR., to L'SNII, Memphis, Tenn, ; 
CWO Harold L. Cox, USN, retired; LT 
Ruth E. Kucthc, NC, USNR, to USS GEN. 
A. E ANDERSON (T AP 111). 

Enlisted personnel detached : Alfred W. 
Fleming, IIM3; Marvin II. Rogers, MM3, 
both to USNH, Bremerton, Wash.; Marion 
J. Amos, II M2, to US NavSta, Astoria, Ore. ; 
George PI. Gonsalves, PI M2, to USNS, San 
Francisco; Keith P. Brower, NavRadLab, 
San Francisco; Donald J. Rewalt, PIM2, to 
USNII, Marc Island; Eduardo V. Rental, 

1 1 M2, to USN AS, Moffett Field; William D. 
England, 1 1 M3, to USS BREMERTON 
(CA 130); Billie Mac Anderson, JIM3, to 
USNAS, Alameda; Alvin A. Duitlinger, 
II M 3 , to USNII, Chelsea, Mass.; Kenny R 
Howell, II M3, to Force Troops. FMFPC. 

Whether she writes of her beloved 
Cornwall coast, or of intrigue and 
deception in France, Daphne du 
Marnier is almost certain to have a 
large and eager audience ready to ac- 
claim her latest effort. THE SCAPE- 
GOAT is not her best book. It misses 
much of the spellbinding quality that 
made REBECCA a classic of our 
time; but this tale of an Englishman, 
who, by an odd twist of circumstance, 
finds himself quite literally, in the 
shoes of Jean, Count de Gue, and 
forced to take on the responsibility of 
a drug-addict mother, a ready-made 
family, a mistress, and a family fac- 
tory, still contains much of the magic 
that make Miss du Maurier the fore- 
most storyteller of our generation. 

Until now, honors for the outstand- 
ing novels of war and the Army life 
in the Pacific have unquestionably 
remained in the hands of James 
Jones for his book FROM HERE TO 
ETERNITY and to Norman Mailer 
for his magnificent novel of the Sec- 
ond World War, THE NAKED AND 
THE DEAD. Acknowledging his debt, 
particularly to James Jones, a new 
author Tom Chamales has written 
NEVER SO FEW, a powerful and 
shocking novel of guerrilla warfare in 
Burma, that deserves and will prob- 
ably achieve, a high place on the best 
seller list. And from across the world, 
and in another theatre of war no less 
brutal, Sven Hassel writes of his 
experiences in LEGION OF THE 
DAMNED, a documentary novel of 
the German penal regiment that 
made the desperate last stands and 
the suicidal advances. It is a story of 
nightmare hardships, of brutality, of 
love, and of hate. But the war has its 
lighter side, and ONIONHEAD by 
Welden Hill is a torrid but very funny 
story of a young man who dreams 
avidly of food and sex— but finds his 
savage desires too often thwarted by 
his own foolish chivalry and fastid- 
iousness— which after a time in the 
Coast Guard, he at last overcomes. 

And while you are in the mood for 
laughter, we bring to your attention 
SAY, DARLING by Richard Bissell, 
who coauthored THE PAJAMA 

Red Cross to Hold 
Easter Hat Contest ; 

Spring has come to Oak Kpr’l- 
Spring, when a young man's fancit L 
turn to thoughts of sunshine ain 
flowers and frilly bonnets. With* 
spring comes Easter, and everyone 
is getting all decked out in his Ivy 
League suit and white buck shoesV 
ready to march their lovely maidens 1 
in the Easter Parade. 

The Red Cross Staff • decided to 
celebrate Easter this year by having 
an Easter Bonnet contest. The cons 
test will be hospital-wide and any 
patient can enter. Red Cross will sup- 
ply the materials that can be used in 1 ' 
the making of these bonnets. O” 
Tuesday. 16 April, there will be jud fc : 
ing on each ward. Three bonnets will 
be chosen from each ward; (1> most 
original, (2) most humorous, and <3)j ] 
most beautiful. These winning bon- 
nets will be put on display in the Ait 
C. Lounge until final hospital-wid£ 
judging Thursday night. April 18th., 
Judges and models for the hats will 
be announced later. 

Red Cross hopes all the patients 
will enter the contest. The materials 
and copies of the rules will be sent 
out to each ward. Happy Hat Makine! 

* * ♦ 

Tuesday, April 23. there will be ar 
special Easter dance, “The Bunny! 
Hop.” at the A.R.C. Lounge. Hostessei 
will be coming from Oakland and 
Berkeley to attend. Featured as the 
guest attraction will be “The Caso«| 
als,” a combo from San Leandro. 

GAME. Here is the world of Broad# 
way, sharp, wisecracking, gorgeousw 
gaudy and tinhorn. It is the life of 
the theatre with all its glamour, gay 
tunes, and just plain hard work And 
because it is very dear to our heart! 
we wish to bring to your particular 
notice, the novel of Gerald Green 
THE LAST ANGRY MAN, which vrt 
believe to be one of the truly great 
novels of our time. We challenge yoU-v; 
to read and to forget the magnificent 
and powerful character of Sam AbeM|; 
man, Brownsville doctor, the bitter, 
angry man of tire title, who yet holds 
out hope for the world. 

page Three 




Glen L. Hey. HM1, a student in the 
Artificial Limb Dept., has been 
Ked a Letter of Commendation 
bv the CO. US Naval Medical Re- 
Jarch Unit One. University of Cali- 
fornia “for duty above the normal 
requirements of your rate m that 
tou volunteered and participated in 
J re eent classified and technical rc- 
.earch project, the successful accom- 
jlishinent of which contributed 
greatly toward the obtaining of new 
* search techniques and data.” 

Now that spring has arrived at 
Oak Knoll, romance has to be dis- 
cussed at least once; so Bennett Cerf 
has furnished this tale: 

• Hoarsely the impassioned swain 
begged, ’Whisper those three little 
words that will make me walk on air.’ 
So the debutante sweetly told him. 
•Go hang yourself.’ ” 

This is the time of year when 
everyone’s thoughts are supposed to 
turn to the beach, baseball, shedding 
of blues, more liberty and sleep, but 
some of us have thought about being 
brewmasters, a noble, profitable pas- 
time. Mr. Smedberg's thoughts will 
soon turn to moving Navy Exchange 
cafeteria tables outside so everyone 
can sit in the sun and forget work 


Doctors, Nurses Attend 
Medical Conferences 

Three Oak Knoll doctors and three 
nurses represented the hospital at 
medical conferences recently. 

CAPT John N, Murphy, LT Harry 
S. Weinstein, LCDR Lina Stearns, 
and LT’s Anna Sawicz and Georgia 
Jones attended the ’’Work Shop on 
Therapeutic Community” held at the 
Veterans Administration Hospital in 
Los Angeles, While LT William S. 
Kiyasu traveled to Washington, D.C., 
for a meeting of the American Acad- 
emy of Pediatrics. 

Cliff Reid of Special Services, vic- 
tim of an April loot’s joke, had to 
refuse a job offer and explain why. I 
am employed at present,” was his only 

“The'best laid schemes of mice and 
men gang aft a-gley”— words from 
the pen of Robert Burns — can now be 
taken to heart by Marine Warrant 
Officer Edmund P. Clarke of 60A. 
After being injured in an auto acci- 
dent on Bayshore Freeway, he w r as 
taken to a civilian hospital for tieat- 
ment before being brought to Oak 
Knoll. While on his way here in a 
Navy ambulance (not one of Oak 
Knoll’s), he was again involved in an 
accident. He finally made it here in a 
second ambulance. 

FOR A CHANGE Chiefs John M. Simms and ^oto LadvTor^ubUcation. 
•wrong side” of the camera lens as they discuss ph ^ hjc Arts De _ 

Here's Double Exposure of Two Chiefs 
Whose Specialty Is Photo Finishes 

u . i — /v . i p r, /■! n/nrHt 


Robert J. Hoyt, HM3. has received 
a Letter of Commendation from the 
Commanding Officer for his work 
at the Physical Evaluation Board. 
“Your performance in carrying out 
your assigned duties has aided con- 
siderably in the efficient handling of 
cases appearing before the Physical 
Evaluation Board. You have dis- 
played tact in handling this work 
and have handled all other duties 
assigned you in a highly commend- 
able-manner,” the letter read in part 
Hoyt will leave next month for a new 
assignment at Camp Pendleton. 

The late W. C. Fields, not noted for 
sobriety, was once asked if he ever 
nad suffered delirium tremens in 
Hollywood. “That’s impossible to an- 
swer." rasped the comedian. “It’s 
impossible to tell where D.T.’s end 
and Hollywood begins.” 

SIGHTS & SOUNDS— Bees, thous- 
ands of them, swarming at the Blood 
Bank, only to be poisoned by a syrupy 
substance served by the EST School . . . 
twitter of birds who ate the bees and 
apparently found them quite satisfying, 
poison and all . . . hushed sounds of a 
hospital broken by a shrill blast from 
the fire siren . . . another fire drill . . . 
green thumbers going to the garden 
shop for shrubs and supplies of peat 
moss, Bugeta, and such . . . the strum- 
ming of John Cash’s guitar on the cafe- 
teria juke-box, proving that after travel- 
ing almost 3,000 miles there is no es- 
cape . . . the vulgar sound of a radio 
blaring in the quarters, disturbing the 
hush that descends after taps — agitating 
some, pleasing others. 

KNOLLITEMS: Alfred W. Fleming, 
HM3, took off for Richmond, Va., for 
a 4 April altar date with hometown 
girl, Doris Townes. By now they’re 
probably honeymooning in San Fran- 
cisco en route to Bremerton, the 
groom’s new duty station. . . . Robert 
G. Thom, HM3, of Surgery, and Joyce 
Ann Gibbs, former Corps Wave, will 
exchange vows in the chapel at 1930 
the evening of 26 April, Chaplain 
Martin officiating. They’ll live in 
Oakland until Bob leaves for a cruise 
aboard the USS BRYCE CANYON. 

. . . Helen Van Slyke of Medical Board 
is bursting with pride, as who 
wouldn’t be. Her daughter, Shirley 
Anne-Kristin Strom, grad student at 
U.C., has been awarded the Fern- 
strom Fellowship for Scandanavian 
languages and literature — $1400 for 
a year’s study at U. of Upsala, Swed- 
en, where she’ll work toward her 

If the saying that “one picture is better than a thousand words is tiue, 
then members of Oak Knoll’s Photographic Arts Department have 

of the largest volumes in history. 

During a six-month period lending in Dee. 1956'. the epar me 
3.500 negatives and printed a total of 8.800 pictures equal to a volume 
of 8.800.000 words which would rival the works of a Toynbee or 

The coauthors of this mythical volume are Stanley J. Smith. HMC, and 
John M Simms, HMC, who are in charge of the lab s studio, office, pr 
room, film tank room and the photostat developing and work room. 

Chief Smith, the “leg man,” takes pictures for the Public Information 
Office Fleet Home Town News *er and for identification cards. Chief 
’ — ♦Simms, assisted by Marcellus Re- 
x ' 1 • chelle, HM2, handles all medical 

(yhSLVlBlVA L photography. 

w Chief Smith travels the compound 

Sunday, 14 April 

11 HO WAN I JUNCTION Stewart Gran- 
ger, Ava (iardner. Tlie story of a love affair 
between an English officer and an Indian 

Monday, 15 April 

lor is the backwoods hero doggedly pur- 
sued by Eleanor Parker. 

Tuesday, 16 April 

MAN AFRAID — George Nader, Phyllis 
Thaxter. Nader must have draft board 

Wednesday, 17 April 

CRY IN THE NIGHT— Edmond O’Brien, 
Natalie Wood. Rated “Good” by the Mo- 
tion Picture Herald. 

Thursday, 18 April 

BIG BOO DEE — Errol Flynn, Rosana Rory. 
Flynn is undoubtedly the “boodle.” Two- 
to-one it’s a swashbuckling tale with plenty 
of action. 

Friday. 19 April 

the last census, Randolph Scott had brought 
10,375 badmen to justice. The figures will 
rise once again. 

Saturday, 20 April 

ney as Marty “The Gimp” and Doris Day 
as Ruth Etting gained the critics’ applause 
in this musical-witlva-plot. 

taking photos of visiting dignitaries 
for the OAK LEAF, termites feasting 
on one of the buildings ior Mainte- 
nance or “shoots” car accidents for 
Security investigations, while Chief 
Simms takes photos dealing with 
medical topics for classroom instruc- 
tion, clinical records, medical jour- 
nals; makes slides, graphs and charts, 
and does photomicrography. 

Besides photography, Photo Arts 
includes photostating where Tony 
Vega, HM3, records all records and 
documents concerned with patients 
and separatees handled by the Phys- 
ical Evaluation Board. 

In addition to these numerous ac- 
tivities, the department is now shoot- 
ing a motion picture in conjunction 
with a training film on the care of 
newborn babies. 

Laura W heeler’s middle name! 

Life Begins . . . 

Newest Knollites are Richard Allen 
Green, 7 lb. 3 oz. son of Kenneth 
Green, SD1 on duty at BOQ, and wife 
Norma, born 18 March; James Her- 
bert McHenry, 7 lb. IV 2 oz. son of 
James McHenry. HM3, of Allergy 
Clinic, and wife, Dorothy, born 27 
March; and Robert Bruce Wetzel. 
7 lb. 9% oz. son of LT Richard A. 
Wetzel of pathology and wife Mar- 
garet, born 7 April. 

Perhaps the motto on the office 
wall clarifies Photo Arts’ variety of 
jobs — “If you can keep a level head 
in alLof this confusion, you just don’t 
understand the situation.” 

Pay Schedule 

Monday, 15 April 

-Officers and staff-enlisted 

Tuesday, 16 April — Marine patients. 

All patient -enlisted person 

Friday, 19 April 

Page Four 


Hospital Nine Opens Season; 
Continues Exhibition Games 

mettteMnti, Sf? M ~f Cial ! V aniVed nt ° nk Kno11 yesterday as the Acorns 
Pro i Moffett Field Flyers in the season's opener in the 12ND "B“ League. 

smarted i^^rfvo'f ' £“? mUSiC highU ^ hted the *ame, as the Knoilites 
Sir t d f th6lr SCCOnd baseba11 championship in a row. (The 

K LEAF was unable to print the score because of a deadline.) 
Preparation for the opener, the Acorns have been holding daily work- 
oui, and have won two out of three exhibition games. 

The Knoilites. downed Guided Missilemen 10-1 and Holy Redeemer 

College 9-8 after dropping their first 

Acorns Split Two 
With Area Teams 

Continuing their swing through the 
Grapefruit League, the Oak Knoll 
Acorns split two games this week 
with Bay Area nines. 

In the first game of the week, Jerry 
Ditwiler became the first pitcher to 
go the route as he limited the Oak- 
land Beavers to five hits in seven in- 
nings while his teammates were 
pounding out a 10-6 victory. 

Shortstop Dick Rhoads continued 
his hitting streak with two hits in 
four trips and 2 RBI’s as Oak Knoll 
won their third game of the year. 
Catcher Dick Jiroudek and Vic li ving 
assisted in the assault with two hits 

In Monday’s game, Oak Knoll’s 
pitchers were given a thorough work 
out as the Acorns were trounced 17-9 
by McClymonds High School. Cliff 
Reid, one for one and four walks, and 
Don Dunkel with three runs scored, 
were the only Knoilites consistently 
on base. 

Leading hitters for the team in the 
exhibition slate are Dick Rhoads, 
.428; Cliff Reid, .410 and Ron Watson, 
.357. Pitcher-outfielder Vic Irving has 
been hitting the ball hard while Don 
Dunkel has been providing the long 

A lady from Beacon Hill in Boston 
was taken to a session of the U.N. 
When she got home friends asked 
her what it was like. “Dreadful,” said 
the lady. “It was simply crawling with 

game 5-0 to the Jefferson Semipro 
nine, Ed Piacentine, sharing pitching 
chores with Jerry Ditwiler and Vic 
Irving, won both games, aided by the 
timely hitting of Cliff Reid, Dick 
Rhoads and Ron Watson. First base- 
man Don Dunkel unloaded the team’s 
first homer with none aboard against 
Holy Redeemer. 

Candidates are working out under 
the direction of CWO William Kuzi- 
ara. Pitchers are Lee Konczak, Jim 
Currie, Terry Brooks, Ed Piacentine, 
Andy Beall, Jerry Ditwiler (the staff’s 
only southpaw) and Vic Irving, who 
doubles as a pitcher-outfielder; in- 
fielders, Dick Rhoads, Jim Mitchell. 
Don Dunkel, Bob Bristol, Bill Monroe, 
while Doc Wetzel, Cliff Reid, Herb 
Churchman, Bob Cox, Tom Crum- 
bley, and Ron Watson have been pa- 
trolling the outfield. Dick Jiroudek 
and “Yogi” Jackson have been han- 
dling the catching duties. 

Returnees from last year’s pennant 
winning team are Reid, Crumbley, 
Rhoads, Bristol and Irving. 

The Acorns’ next league game at 
home will be against the San Fran- 
cisco Marines on Friday, 3 May. 

Pool to Increase Hours 
During Summer 

With the arrival of warm weather, 
the swimming pool’s hours have been 
extended, effective 1 May through 
30 Sept. 

The new hours will be: Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays, 0900 to 
2100; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1300 
to 2100; Saturdays, Sundays and 
holidays, 1300 to 1900. 


Pickers Cop Title 
In Men's Bowling 

The Cherry Pickers are now ruling 
champions as the final week of the 
Men’s Handicap Bowling League 
closed. Trailing the league-leaders 
by only one game were the Electrons 
while the Admins took third place in 
a three-game roll-off with the Alley 

High average bowler of the season 1 
was Vic Irving of the Cherry Pickers. j 
Jim Kellner of the Electrons rolled 
high game for the season, while Mor- 
ton Rice of the champions had high 
series on a handicap basis. 

Twenty-sixth results: The Admins* 
took two games from the Cherry 
Pickers. Jim Kellner’s 522 and D. B. 
Smith’s 506 gave the Electrons two 
wins over the Dragnets despite a 511 
series by Keith Hunt. These were 
the only 500 series of the week. Doc 
Bennett had high game with a 197. 
The 8-Balls took the odd game from 
the Alley Rats. 

Final results: Despite losing two 
games to the Alley Rats, the Cherry 
Pickers won the league as the second 
place Electrons dropped two games 
to the cellar-dwelling 8-Balls. In the 
third match of the week, the Alley 
Rats moved into a third -place tie 
with the Admins by sweeping three 
games. High series for the week was a 1 
202-508 by Don Rewalt and a 215-506 
by Doc Bennett. Jim Rupprecht of 
the Dragnets had a 205 game. 

Four Teams in First 
In Bowling Scramble 

Four teams are locked in a four- 
way tie for first place in the new- 
ly formed Husband-Wife Bowling 
League, as the teams prepare for 
their fourth week of action. Sharing 
the top spot are the Double Enns, 
Vagabonds, Falcons and 4-Splits. The 
other two teams are the D-Jays and 
Kool Kats. 

Second week results: The Double 
Enns, led by Russ Ennis’ 503 series 
and Ellen Bennett’s 163-410 won two 
from the Falcons despite a 413 series 
by Vivian Millard and a 502 series 
by. Matt Millard. Jean Wells rolled 
a 165-418 series as the Vagabonds 
took two from the D-Jays. The 4- 
Splits took the odd game from the 
Kool Kats on Vic Irving’s even 500 
series. Helen Kuziara had a 413 series 
for the losers. 

Third week results: Jerry O’Neill 
rolled a 223-549 series in the D-Jays 
two-game victory over the Kool Kats. 
Dottie Hicks assisted with a 172-420, 
while Helen Kuziara had a 179-429 
for the losers. Viv Millard had a 161- 
400 series as the Falcons handed the 
Vagabonds two losses. Jean Smith led 
the Vagabonds with a 406 series. In 
the odd game of the week, the 4-Splits 
defeated the Double Enns. 

Need Track and Field 
Men for 12ND Relay 

All members of the hospital staff 
who wish to compete in the 12ND 
Track and Field Championships, are 
asked to call Cliff Reid, athletic di- 
rector, at Ext. 593. 

The meet will be held on 15 May at 
Moffett Field and trophies will be 
awarded to those who place in the 

WHAT TYPE? and other works earned former OAK LEAF cartoonist 
Roy Zelterholm Navy-wide recognition and a Letter of Commendation in 
1951. Too bad Herr Zetterholm cannot return and add an Elvis Presley 
“type” to his collection. His “true to life” characters, which will come out 
of their hiding place in the OAK LEAF office from time to time, must have 
given Security a pain. 

Friday, 12 April, 1957 & 

With the exception of Frank Roso- b* 
lino, there are few trombonists wtv 
may be mentioned in the same breatl 
with 'JAY and KAI /’ J. j. Johnsoi 
and Kai Winding came up about thi 1 
5ame time and under much the sam. r 
musical influences. It was in the earl' ; 1 
’40’s, and bop was bustin’ out all ove r 
except at the cash register, when Ja; | 
and Kai took the path through th > 
big bands, eventually becoming fa 1 
miliar faces in the more intimat- • 
night clubs, where the various mod > 
ernists would sit and rub idioms witl 
each other. Significantly, both met, 1 
work in top “swing” bands of the da; . . 
and have a big band "feel” in thri 
robust arrangements. 

Kai was with Benny Goodma ',V 
after the war, then with Stan Kentor- : 
who boosted him into poll-winnim. 1 
proportions. J. J., whose most rece.. 1 
accolade came with winning the 195 
DOWN BEAT Critics’ Poll, playe-: 
with Benny Carter. Count Basie am'’ 
with Dizzy' Gillespie’s ill-fated, bu 
historically monumental “big" bo;* 

In one of their recent albums “Ai 
Afternoon at Birdland” -(Vik-LXA 
1040) we hear two compositions b; 

J. J. called "Bone of Contention” am 
Vista,” while Kai has contribute( . 
three compositions called "Funny 
bone,” “Cornerstone.” and “Birdlaru 1 
Festival.” For their final tune the 
have selected an appropriate numbe • 
written by George Shearing caller 
“Lullaby of Birdland.” . 

Listening to their recordings, it'. ' 
difficult to tell one soloist from thj 
other without a scorecard. Just a 
you venture to conclude that one 
trick or phrase is typical of one, yot 
hear something very similar emanab ; 
from the other. Naturally, it woult 
seem their biggest problem at thi 
outset was avoiding monotony. Thi: 
they have done skillfully by thei> 
constant interchanging of duo har- 
mony and counterpoint, and by theii 
showmahly manipulation of a largi 
and varied stock of trombone mutes 

Contributing markedly to th( 
swinging aura of this unit is it! 
youthful rhythm section. First w< 
have Dick Katz, a musician as dedi- 
cated to honest, advanced jazz as hjj 
celebrated teacher John Lewis; nexl 
is Brooklyn-born Al Harewood. who 
took over the drums when his brothet • 
abandoned them for a service hitch 
Completing the section is a young 
“veteran” bass player named Peck 
Morrison who provides that much- 
needed powerful, steady bass beat| 

— D-A. 

Asplund Visits Knoll; 
Shows Bowling Skills 

Harold Asplund. one of the nation’s • 
top-flight bowlers, visited Oak Knoll 
on Thursday and gave a bowling 
demonstration at the hospital alleys 

Mr. Asplund has made many visits 
to VA and Service hospitals on the 
West Coast. 

Vol. No. 9 


Graceful Gliders 

Friday, 26 April, 1957 

Show Patients 
How on One Leg 

GLIDING across the floor is a simple task for Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. 
Glider though they have only one leg of their own and three made by the 
Navy. Mrs. Glider, here for a fitting: with a new experimental left leg:, and 
Mr. Glider, a double amputee, showed patients and Bay Area newspaper 
photographers how to dance. 

Dr. Tratar to Attend 
Meet on Handicapped 

CDR Anton Tratar of the Physical 
' Medicine Service will attend a lunch- 
eon meeting of the San Francisco 
Committee for Employment of the 
Physically Handicapped at Bellevue 
Hotel, San Francisco, on 8 May. 

Harold E. Meyer, employee rela- 
tions manager of Caterpillar Tractor 
Co., San Leandro, will speak on “His- 
tory and Present Practices in the Suc- 
cessful Employment of the Handi- 

Softball League 
Starts Tuesday 

Security Goes to 74B; 
CivPers Moving Up 

The long arm of Security was 
recently extended, as the division 
vacated its “dungeon" in the Ad 
Building and moved to 74B. 

Because of the move, the duty list 
can now be signed at the OOD’s desk, 
saving the duty section a trek up hill. 

Civilian Personnel may occupy the 
space vacated by Security. 

Tuesday, 30 April, is opening day 
in the Intramural Softball League. 

In the first game the “Residents” 
will face Special Services, and in the 
second game the EST school will 
meet the Artificial Limb Department. 

All games will be played on Tues- 
days and Thursdays with the first 
game starting at 1630 and the second 
at 1800. 

Other games scheduled for the 
coming weeks are: 2 May, Interns vs. 
Dental-Physio, and the Ad. Bldg. vs. 
Surgery: 7 May, Residents vs. ALD, 
and Interns vs. EST. 

"O" Wives to Hold 
Pre-Seminar Meet 

An indoctrination meeting for 
wives who signed up to work at the 
OB-GYN Seminar will be held in the 
Community Service Building Lounge 
at 1930, Friday, 3 May. 

Joseph G. Glider and his pretty 
wife, Geneva, of Athens, Tex., don t 
mind telling the world they have 
only one leg of their own and three 

made by the Navy. 

They met at the walking clinic at 
Mare Island Naval Hospital in 1949 
while both were going through the 
Navy’s amputee rehabilitation pro- 
gram under the guidance of CAPT 

Thomas J. Canty. 

“It was love at first step,” the cou- 
ple agreed, as together they told of 
the days at Mare Island, of their 
marriage in Reno eight years ago, 
and of the normal, happy life they 

Mrs Glider, here for fitting with a 
new experimental left leg (the third 
since she became an amputee nine 
years ago), suffered a broken back 
and loss of her leg in a plane crash 
in Texas in 1948. A Navy dependent 
she was treated at Corpus C isti 
and six months later transferred to 
Mare Island. 

“I was a ‘sight’ taking dancing 
lesson in a body cast, but thats the 
way it was,” Mrs. Glider drawled. 

“You ought to see Geneva tap 
dance.” her husband said. “Go ahead 
and show them, Honey.” And after a 
suitable amount of coaxing, the viva- 
cious Texas belle obliged with a dem- 
onstration any young lady with two 
feet of her own would be proud of. 

Mrs Glider wears three-inch heels 
or dress occasions — and sometimes 
roller kates or riding boots. She 
;akes care of their large home and 
yard and their small son, Joseph 
Guy, Jr., 614. 

Glider was a radio operator and 
instructor with the army during 
World War II in maneuvers off 
Florida when he develoned Buerger’s 
disease, a chronic inflammation of 
the blood vessel walls, in his right 
leg, which was amputated at Mare 
Island in April, 1949. 

“But that was my lucky year- 
otherwise I might never have met 
Geneva,” the former Philadelphian 

In 1951 Buerger’s disease claimed 
Glider’s left leg. Fortunately all three 
amputations in the family are below- 

While Mrs. Glider is being refitted, 
they are shopping for a home some- 
where in California. 

“Not that we don’t love Texas — 
it’s just that it’s so far from Oak 
Knoll and Dr. Canty.” 

Though Glider is retired, he has a 
job with the DAV as field director — a 
post that "doesn’t pay much money 
— but lots of satisfaction.” Just be- 
fore the Korean War he represented 
(Continued on page 3) 

Rita Moehringer, HM3, just before 
becoming a civilian, was awarded a 
Letter of Commendation for a job 
well done as Master-at-Arms of the 
Waves’ Quarters. “Because of your 
ability to organize your work and 
your perseverance in seeing that the 
barracks are ‘squared away,’ the 
Waves’ quarters have acquired and 
maintained one of the highest week- 
ly inspection ratings on the com- 
pound,” the CO’s letter said. 

OB-GYN Doctors 
To Appear on TV 

Two distinguished participants in 
the OB-GYN Seminar to be held here 
from 6-10 May will appear with CAPT 
Roy W. Tandy. Chief of the Depen- 
dents Service, on “Doctors’ News 
Conference” (KRON-TV 1900) the 
night of 8 May, according to latest 
word from Seminar headquarters. 

They are Dr. Abraham E. Rakoff, 
professor of OB-GYN, Jefferson 
Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
and Dr. Willard M. Allen, professor 
of OB-GYN. Washington University 
School of Medicine. St. Louis, Mo. 

“Pelvic Cancer” is the subject on 
which the doctors will be interviewed 
by three Bay Ar ea news writers. 

Oak Knoll to Observe 
Armed Forces Day 

The eighth annual Armed Forces 
Day will be observed throughout the 
nation on 18 May — an occasion des- 
ignated by the President to honor 
the men and women in the Armed 

Oak Knoll’s observance of the day 
will be an “Open House” on 17 May 
from 1300-1630 

Asbelle Will Speak 
To Exchange Club 

Charles Asbelle, civilian rehabilita- 
tion specialist at the Prosthetic Re- 
search Laboratory, will be the guest 
speaker for the 22 May meeting of the 
Oakland Exchange Club at Hotel 

Lenmincrf rm 

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The thrill of a hobby is seeing how something is going to turn out. Take 
developing pictures — you haven’t any idea what you are going to get until 
the film has gone through the darkroom process. You may have had the 
most beautiful scene in the Bay Area in front of the camera when you 
snapped the picture, but when you go to the darkroom it may turn out to 
be nothing but a smear. In other words, just because the film has been 
exposed doesn’t mean that it will turn out all right. 

In each life there are darkroom periods. Our lives have been exposed to 
many good and wonderful things, and we may be self-confident that we 
have some good spiritual qualities. But when we go through the “acid test” 
we find out just what we do have and what we don’t have. Many fellows go 
through this experience after joining the service. When there are many 
opportunities to live for Christ, on the one hand, and many temptations on 
the other, we then pass through the darkroom process. 

It is easy to look at a print and tell if it was in focus or out of adjustment. 
When we see our lives ju,st like they are, there is little question in our minds 
as to whether Christianity is something vague or clear. 

The question then arises, what should I do after seeing where I stand? 
The person who finds his life in focus with God’s will, is challenged to keep 
going that way. The person who finds life a diffused jumble, can let Christ 
focus his life. 

He can let Christ, the expert on focusing life, take over and make life 
appear clear and real. Then he can go through the darkroom processes of 
life knowing the outcome will always be good. 

LT DWIGHT F. ZELLER, Protestant Chaplain 

Courtesy And Caution Stop Accidents 

The most precious asset of any or- 
ganization is people. At this hospital 
it is the patients and staff. With na- 
tional safety statistics telling us *hat 
twice as many are killed or injured 
off the job as on the job, most of 
them in traffic accidents, it behooves 
by courtesy, caution, and care on our 
streets and highways. 

By simple acts of courtesy and cau- 
tion when walking or driving, and 
care of ourselves, our cars, our dear 

ones, and our neighbors, we can 
bring this philosophy to life and 
make our personal efforts effective. 

President Eisenhower said, “The 
responsibility for behaving sensibly 
in traffic is shared by all of us. I hope 
that every organized group in every 
walk of life in America realizes it can 
help promote safety on our roads and 
streets and stop the wanton killing. 
There is no more worth-while objec- 

Artistic Patients Gain Fleeting Fame 
As Red Cross Judges Latest in Hats 

Red Cross celebrated Easter with 
frills, thanks to the ingenuity of the 
many artistic patients aboard. Final 
judging for the Easter Bonnet con- 
test took place In the Red Cross 
Lounge 18 April. After much discus- 
sion first, second and third places 
were finally picked in the three 
Masses. “The most beautifuL” class 
was won by David Nusser. PN3, 71A, 
with his “Easter Morning” creation. 
3 ortugal Arimboyao. SA, Ward 42A, 
x)ok second place with his bonnet 
lamed “Carnival.” “Butterfly” was 
he name of the third place winner, 
:reated by Gregorio Lomat Arviola, 
rN, Ward 62B. 

In the “most original” class, Felix 
?aintano, SA, Ward 51A took first 
irith his magnificent creation, “The 

Merry-Go-Round.” Second place was 
awarded to Joseph Vallacqua, SA, 
Ward 43B with his masterpiece, 
“Easter Sunrise.” Dennis Evans, AA, 
Ward 76B, took third with his Easter 
Bonnet called “Peter Cottontail.” 

In the “most humorous” class, first 
prize was awarded to Edward Hively, 
A03, Ward 70B for his “Flowers in 
the Hare” hat. “The Flying Saucer” 
was the name Clifford Satherthwait, 
BUCN, Ward 51A, gave to his second 
prize winner. Fredrico N. Hernandez, 
SN, Ward 45B, took third with his 
“Funny Bunny” Easter Bonnet. 

“The Opium Den,” created by the 
talented hands of Arthur Thompson, 
RD, and Pfc. William West, Ward 
43 A, won the Booby Prize. 

l jr : 

Safe Driving Awards were presented to the above personnel who operat 
the hospital’s vehicles. They are (front row, left to right) Long, Beck. Dyson 
Wheat, (second row) McGrew, Davis, Stafford, Lore, Bourdase, (third row 
Snook, Kvale, Lekos, Spect and Fowler. 

30 Drivers Given 
Driving Awards 

Twenty-seven members of the hos- 
pital’s Transportation Dept, and 
three employees of other divisions 
were recently presented Safe Driv- 
ing Awards by Admiral Owsley. 

The awards were given to recog- 
nize achievements in the application 
of safe working practices and acci- 
dent prevention. 

Receiving awards were: Henry 
Bourdase, Pharmacy; Alexander Le- 
kos and Jerry Davis, Finance; and 
the following from Transportation: 
Willie Adams, Stewart Beck, Charles 
Dyson, Alick Bowater, Wilson Carter, 
Melvin Fowler, James Gould, George 
Hunter, Jay Jackson, Kenneth Jen- 
kins, Edward Kvale, Thomas Long, 
Isadore Lore, Gus Matalas, Minor 
Mellville, Virgil McGrew, Gene Riggs, 
Philip Scott, Theodore Smith, O'Neal 
Stafford and Clarence Wheat. 

lOsdcDiWL < 5 - 


Officers reporting for duty: LTJG Eliza- 
beth A. Ballard. NC, USNR, from NAD. 
Hawthorne, Nevada; ENS Marv I. Rowan, 
NO, USN R. from USNII, Philadelphia, Pa. ; 
LTTG Bernice J. Goetz, NC. USN R ; ENS 
Sylvia J. Hogue, NC, USNR ; ENS Ruth L. 
Burrell, NC, USNR, all from USNII, St. 
Albans, L. I . , N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty : E. L. 
Wojewski, I1N, from IK'S, Great Lakes, 
111,; David Hauser, HN; Warren C. Weaver, 
IIN; Ronald L. Stalker. II N; Edsel J. Yax- 
ley, II N, all from II CS, San Diego; James 
E. Kuccra, II N. from USNII, Bremerton, 
Wash.; Ilavdon J. Tewksburv, II Ml, from 

George R. Redd. HM3, from USN FI, 
Camp Pendleton, Calif. ; Jimmy Mauldin, 
IIN. from USNII, Corpus Christi, Tex.; 
Danny L- Ilittinger, IIN; Billy Corbin, IIN, 
both from I ICS, San Diego; William Lank. 
II M3, from Nav-AmPhib Base, Corona. 
Calif.; Millard D. Ashcy. II M3, from US- 
NH, Capen, Calif.; CaroLee Crister, HN, 
from IIC'S, Bainbridge, Md. 

Officers detached: LTJG Lorraine J. Kne- 
viteh, NS. USNR; LT Edmund A. Mackey, 
MC, USNR, both to inactive duty; LTJG 
Lee Peterson, NC, USNR; LTJG Willa R. 
Wahl strom, NC, USNR, both' to USNII, 

Enlisted personnel detached : Mary E. 
Wehmueller, I*IN, to MSTS Seattle. Wash.; 
Clifford Bowers, IIN, to USNAAS, Fallon, 
Nev. ; Raymond L. llallorm, IIMl, to USS 
M (J LA LA (AFT-106) ; James S. Fettig, 
II M2, to CG. Force Troops, IMFPAC; 
Samuel A. Brown, HMJ, to NAS, Pensa- 
cola. Fla.; Albert C. Vigil. HN; Jerry E. 
Ncyland, IIN, both to USNA1*. Monterey; 
James O. Norris, IIN; Robert II. Clift, HN, 
both to NAS, Moffett Field. 

A1 S. Thomas, IIN; David R. Landers, 
IIN; Robert L. Evcrton, IIN; Bruce A. 
Chapman, IIN; Earl J. Carlson, IIN, all to 
USNS, T.I.; James T. Larkin, IIN ; Waddy 
II. Hudson, III, HN, both to NSC, Oak- 
land: Edward Portillo, HM3, to Firton 141 
at NAS, Moffett Field: Jenry A. Mathews, 

It was decided by the commits ' 
that in the absence of Berger < Mrs. i 
the works of Thurber (James) wouli. 
bp plagiarized and featured in BOG. ; 
NOOK. Since Mrs. Berger will no 
return from her vacation in time 
write the column, Mr. Thurber mus 

Before listing some of his books, I* 
is interesting to check the preface o 
see what the reviewer Thurber ha. 
to say about the writer Thurber. 

“The writing is, I think, different 
In his prose pieces he appears ti 
have started from the beginning am 
to have reached the end by the mid , 
die. It is impossible to read any o 
his stories from the last line to t 
first without experiencing a definite 
sensation of going backwards.” 

“Thurber’s very first bit of writ 
ing was a so-called poem entitlec 
‘My Aunt Mrs. John T. Savage’s Gar' 
den at 185 South Fifth Street, Co 
lumbus, Ohio.’ It is of no value 01 
importance except insofar as it deni' 
onstrates the man’s appalling mem 
ory for names and numbers.” said thi 
reviewer about the author. 

In the library’s shelves, Mr. Thur- 
ber has proved that he has a talent 
for something else besides name! 
and numbers. His books, FABLES 
PLEXITIES show why he is accept- 
ed as an interesting, witty write! 
with a definite style of his own. 

Anita diUrioste Joins 
ARC Recreation Staff 

Red Cross welcomes Miss Anita di- 
Urioste to- the Recreation Staff. Miss 
diUrioste has just returned from ■ 
two-year tour of duty in the Far Eastj 
where she was stationed in Korea and 
Japan. Prior to her overseas assign-, 
ment she was on duty at U.S. Naval; 
Hospital at San Diego. Miss diUri- 
oste. a native Californian and gradu- 
ate of the University of California, 
claims San Francisco as her home.l 

HN, to NAHA, Okinawa; Robert M. IM* 
II MJ; James A. Jones. Jr.. IIM ', both W 
CG, First MarDiv. 

Page Three 

26 April. 1957 

CORING (one must speak of spnng 
. it is the season, just as one must 
wke \ n , Santa Clans in December) 
*P eak . , 'fa old of Oak Knoll and many 

? * ,. -Woo. »••*" “ ,hiU " CCa ~ 

;;; lobsler-typr creature scenes 

„, s ,he compouud «-** 

ST J,cc,io.a.clyU<byulneudb f 

yells, "0»cb. y°« 

"more sights and sounds: 
.,«al draftees joyfully delirious over 

S be . e.ea"d from active duty into 

* '"oriel known as the outside three 
lt.hs earlier than they’d expected. 
ENS Annette Byk of the Nurse 
Corps sewing on a new JG stripe ... 
Voices singing “Silent Night" of aU 
thincs. . • • Music coming from the 
EM Club heralding another staff 
r nRe Finance’s Fern Rogers 

nicking up the ticket for her 5 May 
‘ Might to a Hawaiian Holiday via Pan 
ierican. . . . People watching the 
; pk lv Wednesday (1230) showings 
of ‘Victory at Sea” in Building 25A— 
a real opportunity for those who 
• ha T Sn’t seen these films. . . . 

IT IV AS ROBBERY the Tribune 
said (They read us!!) of the OAK 
LEAF’S report that Chiefs Smith and 
Simms have written a volume of 8,000,- 
000. One picture, they say, is equal to 
10 000 Words not a mere 1,000 as the OL 
uutej'Thence the chiefs have written 
a volume equal to -88,000,000 words! 
Further research by Mrs. Berger of 
Crew’s Library reveals the Chinese 
proverb says, "One picture is worth 
more than ten thousand words. . . ■ In- 
cidentally, Mrs. Berger's cat Robert 
\ Louie Beethoven has disappeared. Any- 
‘ seeing a small monstrosity with a 
nead like Beethoven and whiskers like 
R. L. Stevenson’s may return same to 
the Library — no reward offered. 

Radican of Surgery will become the 
oride of LT Francis J. King, Supply 
Corps Officer of the BON HOMME 
RICHARD, at 1000 tomorrow— cere- 
mony in the Catholic Oratory. . . . 
Two hours later Patricia Zalesney 
and Simon Sanders, both of the hos- 
pital staff, will exchange vows. Father 
Connolly will officiate at both wed- 
dings. . . . Two more local couples 
will wed on 4 May — Rita Kirkwood 
and Robert Hoy.t in the Chapel here 
and Carol Worthy and Bill Tressler 
in Phoenix, Ariz. 

0.4 K LEA F sometimes does), Ed Bour- 
dase,.son of Henry and Edna, is just 
back from the American Bowling Con- 
gress in Fort Worth, Tex. Bowling with 
the .California Sports Center All-Stars, 
Ed finished sixth in the country in the 
ABC meet. The All-Stars had a 1004- 
1034-1041 for 3079 and were the first 
group ever to bowl over 3,000 without 
any bowler hitting 600. They were the 
first team to clip a pair of 700’s as 
huzzy Shimada had 725 on 234-234- 
257, and Ed Bourdase had 724 on 231- 

DAYLIGHT SAVING will cheat us 
out of an hour’s sleep Saturday night 
as clocks are turned ahead 60 minutes 
in another vain attempt by man to 
control time. Everyone will arrive at 
work on Monday at 0700, despite the 
clock’s reading 0800. To avoid confu- 
sion, heart strain, and being late for 
work, be sure to set your clock ahead 
one hour before you hit the sack 
Saturday night. 

V ^ 

Distinguished Latin American rtrhtfcAPT Fernando Se^M. CofombiaJi 

recently. Hosts and guests, pictured In the CO s oim e » . Admiral Owsley ; Dr. Cesar ju 

Army doctor here since May 1955 Air Force rehabi.itationtra.neea^O 

gado. Colombian Ambassador to England, COL Kaiaei v ame , General of Colombia; CAPT 11 

Knoll since September 1955; Mrs. Lucie Ramirez. J'f* e "p ros i hc tie^ Research Laboratory; Arturo ^ 

rantv Chief of the Amputee Service and Director oi Tnlombian Army doctor who repo 

suiGenelalof Coiomhia P ,San Francisco, ; and of good-will emissaries from 

19 January for a year of rehabilitation training^Dr Del American Week 

American nations who toured the Bay Area aur g _ — 

Sub Lite Featured 
In New TV Program 

A new weekly television program 
about the submarine force— “The Si- 
lent Service” — becomes the Bay 
Area’s third half-hour film series on 
the Navy when it debuts tomorrow 
night at 1900 on KRON-TV, Channel 
4, San Francisco. It joins “Navy Log” 
on ABC and “Men of Annapolis” on 

The new series, covering some of 
the outstanding war patrols con- 
ducted by submarines in World War 
II, will tell the stories of men, team 
work and tradition that help make 
up our Naval heritage. 

“Navy Log,” seen Wednesdays at 
2100 on KGO-TV, Channel 7, is now 
in its third season, dramatizing ac 
tual events as recorded in the logs of 
Navy ships and stations. 

A summer time change is scheduled 
for “Men of Annapolis,” which 
started in January on KPIX — TV, 
Channel 5. On 4 May, the program 
switches from 1930 Saturdays to 2130 
the same night. “Men of Annapolis” 
portrays Midshipmen in adventure 
stories, filmed in the classrooms, lab- 
oratories, and on athletic fields of 
the Naval Academy, and aboard ships 
of the fleet. 

CAPT Alex N. Chaffin, Chief C — ntive MeUieine Serrice. pou^ eoRee 
for three health department off — -ho were P^^ntaiheEST School s 
recent symposium on food sanitation. They are (left to right) Ed Samsel, 
San jJe^ealth Department. Howard Kerr, and Marvin Harvey both from 
the Oakland Health Department. The symposium offered mstra eUon u 
microbiology, food-borne diseases, personal hygiene, and sanitation precau- 
tions in storing. 

Glider Travels For DAV 

(Continued from page 1) 
the DAV at a meeting of the World 
Federation of Veterans in Paris, and 
he went to Korea on a morale mis- 
sion, talking with the wounded and 
helping amputees become adjusted 
to their new status. 

Life Begins . . . 

On 8 April Lewis Edward Wagner 
was welcomed aboard by William 
Wagner, HM3, of X-Ray Tech School 
and wife Lois. The new boy weighed 
6 lb., 7 Vz oz. on arrival ... 13 April was 
the birthdate of two young staffers— 
Lance Ray Wright, 6 lb. 8 oz. son of 
Chief Warren F. Wright of Staff De- 
tail and wife Marilyn; and Edward 
Carter Swanstrom, 7 lb. 6 oz. son of 
David Swanstrom, HM3, of Urology 
and wife Sylvia Jane . . . On 16 April 
an 8 lb. 7M* oz. daughter, Jennifer 
Lynn, joined the household of LCDR 
Robert Lloyd Davis of the Surgical 
Service and wife Dolores ... A 7 lb. 
H v 2 oz. boy named Vincent was wel- 
comed on 21 April by Vincent T. Pa- 
gano, HM3, of Pharmacy and wife 

Chicago Tribune Offers 
Free Subscriptions 

Several thousand six-month gift 
subscriptions to the CHICAGO 
TRIBUNE are available to service- 
men, the newspaper has announced. 

The subscriptions, sponsored by 
Chicago businessmen, may be ob- 
tained by writing to Thomas A. 
Dixon, Assistant Circulation Man- 
ager, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 435 N. 
Michigan Ave., Chicago 11, 111. 

Requests should contain rank and 
service number. (AFPS) 

Lawyers to Speak Here 
On Malpractice Suits 

Assistant District Attorneys Wm. 
B. Spohn and Frederick J. Woelflen 
will speak to the staff on “Medical 
Malpractice Suits Against Medical 
Officers in the Military Services” at 
1400 Tuesday in the Medical Surgica 
Conference room. 

All officers are invited to attend. 

Anne Tierney Wins 
In 12ND Bowling 

Four members of the Oak Knoll 
Lady Keglers recently represented 
Oak Knoll in the 12ND Invitational 
Bowling Tourney. They were Gret- 
chen Hill, Anne Tierney, Alfield For- 
bord and Thelka Morris. 

Advancing to the 12ND Regionals, 
Miss Tierney and Barbara Rauch of 
Moffett Field won the doubles and 
were invited to the All-Navy touiney. 

Representing the North Pacific 
Area. (12-13ND), the two were unable 
to repeat their performance in the 
Regional, as San Diego swept the 

Pay Schedule 

Wednesday, 1 May — Officers and staff-enlist 
cd personnel. 

Friday, 3 May- All patient -enlisted person 

Wednesday, IS May — Officers and staff-cn 
listed personnel. 

Monday, 20 May — Alt patient-enlisted per 

All Stars Win Three; 

Lead Men's Bowling 

The All Stars, paced by Gene Ear- 
hart’s 538 series, took first place in 
the Men’s Summer Handicap Bowling 
League, by winning three games from 
the Kapers in the first week of play. 

Tied for second in the standings 
are the 5-Pins and the ALD Civilians 
while the Amps and 8-Balls are tied 
for third. The Kapers are bringing 
up the rear. 

In other league action, ALD won 
two games from the 8-balls and the 
5-Pins took two out of three from 
the Amps. 

I think that I shall never see 
A billboard lovely as a tree. 

Page Four 



IT’S GONE, ALMOST — Right fielder Vic Irving hammered Oak Knoll’s 
first homer of the season in his first time at bat in 12ND competition only 
lo be called out for not touching second base. He was credited with a single. 
Oak Knoll defeated MolTett Field 5-4 in their opening bid for their second 
successive championship. 

Knollites Whip Moffett Field, 5-4 
In First 12ND Baseball Victory 

Overcoming pregame confusion, 
the Oak Knoll Acorns defeated the 
Moffett Field Flyers, 5-4, in the open- 
ing game of the 12ND “B” Baseball 
League as RADM J. Q. Owsley threw 
out the first ball. The victory over 
the Class “A” Flyers successfully 
started the team’s drive for a second 
straight championship. 

Through a slip in the scheduling, 
two opponents arrived to help the 
Acorns start the season. The Con- 
cordia Junior College nine showed up 
for the contest but were- finally per- 
suaded to return at a later date. 
Flyers Score First 

The Flyers were handed two runs 
in the first inning on shoddy fielding 
as two errors and a triple put the 
hospital nine behind. However, Oak 
Knoll quickly struck back. 

In the bottom of the second inning, 
Vic Irving homered for Oak Knoll, 
only to be called out for not touching 
second base. However, Ed Piacen- 
tine, the winning pitcher, started his 
teammates moving when he scored 
the Acorns’ first run on a passed ball. 

In the third frame, Catcher Dick 
Jiroudek tripled in Cliff Reid, who 
had walked, only to be called out for 
taking three bases on a ground rule 

double. Reid returned to third but 
scored the tying run on a single to 
left by Shortstop Dick Rhoads. 

Trailing 3-2 in the sixth inning, 
Oak Knoll’s Don Dunkel, Jim Mitch- 
ell and Piacentine started the win- 
ning rally with three straight sin- 
gles. Reid then singled Dunkel home 
and Jiroudek knocked in two more 
with a single, giving the hospital men 
a 5-3 lead. • 

Two doubles by the Flyers in the 
seventh scored another run but Pia- 
centine settled down and struck out 
two of the next three batters he 
faced to kill the rally. 

Following their victory over Mof- 
fett, the Acorns dropped two games 
in nonleague competition, losing to 
the San Francisco All-Stars, 7-5, and 
Mare Island, 3-0. 

Leading hitters in the first contest 
were Reid, Watson, and Irving, with 
two hits apiece, and Dick Rhoads, 
who batted in two runs on a double. 
Against Mare Island, the Acorns’ 
bats were silent as the locals got only 
four singles. 

The next league game at home will 
be against the San Francisco Ma- 
rines on Friday, 3 May. 

FAST — Alvin Cogbill, ADI, practices what Harold Asplund 
(center) preaches as he rolls for a strike while I’VT Alvin Collins, USMC, 
picks up tips. Mr. Asplund, one of the nation’s top-flight bowlers, visited Oak 
Knoll recently as a representative of the Bowlers’ Victory Legion and gave 
demonstrations on the art of bowling. 

'Molars' Yank Varsity 
Teeth in Softball Win 

The Dental Clinic "Molars” pulled 
the upset of the season as they 
downed Oak Knoll’s varsity softball 
team, 8-7, in a Frank Merriwell fin- 


The “Molars,” who manage to avoid 
all forms of practice and condition- 
ing, were paced by the timely hit- 
ting and fielding of diamond veterans 
Dr. E. G. "Babe” Mainous, an out- 
standing slugger in the now-defunct 
Ohio Kitty League, Dr. R. W. “The 
Stick” Schabel, holder of the world 
home run record (in Little League 
parks), and Dr. R. A. “The Glove” 
Lattner, who hasn’t made an error in 
his long career. 

Jumping into a quick lead, the Mo- 
lars allowed the Varsity to knot the 
score at 6-6 after four innings of 
play when the strong right arm of 
Dick “Dizzy” Baker began to tire.- 

However, in a heroic finish, the 
“Molars” scored in the last inning 
and handed Dr. Dick "Boom Boom” 
Walton his first loss of the season. 

D-Jays, Falcons Tied 
For Top in H-W Loop 

After the first round of play in the 
Husband-Wife Bowling League, the 
D-Jays (O’Neills and Hicks) and the 
Falcons (Millards and Prices) are 
locked in a first-place tie. Tied for 
third are the Vagabonds (Smiths and 
Wells) and the 4-Splits (Irvings and 
Rewalts) while the Double Enns 
(Bennetts and Ennis’s) rest in fifth. 
The Kool Kats (Loves and Kuziaras) 
are cooling in the cellar. 

Fourth week results: The D-Jays, 
with Jerry O'Neill bowling a 535 se- 
ries, his wi'e Joanne a 164-156-440. 
and the Hicks combining on a 502 and 
415 series, took two games from the 
4-Splits despite a 564 series by Vic 
Irving. Jean Wells rolled a 162-416 
series as the Vagabonds took the odd 
game from the Double Enns. The Fal- 
cons took all three games from the 
Kool Kats by overcoming a 163-412 
by Helen Kuziara. 

Fifth week results: Jerry O’Neill 
rolled a 542 series and Jim Hicks a 
531 as the D-Jays took a clean sweep 
from the Double Enns. The 4-Splits 
won two from the Falcons and the 
Kool Kats took two from the Vaga- 


Sunday, 28 April 

THE LONELY MAN— Tack Pa lance, An- 
thony Perkins, Also NEARLY WEDS. 

Monday, 29 April 

JUDAL — Glenn Ford, Ernest Borjrninc. Rod 
Steiger. Steiger steals the show in this bet- 
ter-! lian -average western. 

Tuesday, 30 April 

Reagan, Nancy Davis. The story of Secu- 
rity’s unending war against argyle socks. 

Wednesday, 1 May 

Scott, Joan Fontaine. The first seven are a 
mere appetizer for Randy, who can shoot, 
ride, rope and love with the best. 

Thursday, 2 May 

ED — William Leake, Cathy Grant. Not 
much time left ; so live fast before this 
event happens. 

Friday, 3 May 

Susan Hayward. The general is harassed 
by a lovely female. However, regulations 
are not violated. 

Saturday, 4 May 

Trevor Howard. Two top-flight stars go on 
a dangerous mission against the Germans. 
They win. 

Friday, 26 April. 1957 


Let the word be spread that we of v. 
the Bay Area now have a "Big Band." ? 
No more must we cower when visit- 1 
ing easterners speak of Count Basle 
or Duke Ellington, for we now have 
the Rudy Salvini “Big Band.” 

Many thanks are being extended >- 
from jazz enthusiasts to Rudy and 
his boys, and a special thanks to Disc 
Jockey Pat Henry (KROW-960) , who 
worked so many extra hours bring 
ing this band recognition. His new 
impressive album. “Intro to Jazz,” 
also features Ree Brunnell on vocals 
and the Jerry Coker Quartet. 

The members of the band are 
trombones, Van Hughes, Archie L 
Coque, Chuck Etter and Ron Be. 
tuccelli, bass trombone; trumpet 
Rudy Salvini. Allan Smith. Waynr 
Allen, A1 Del Simone, Billy Catalano ■ 
saxophones, Charlie Martin — alt.), • 
tenor-men Jerry Coker, Tom Har 
and Howie Du Dune, and on baritoi 
sax, Virgil Gonsalves, whom I’m sure 
everyone remembers from his past 
successful gigs here. Contributing 
markedly to the swinging aura of'!j(! 
this band is its fine rhythm section 
of Dan Reilly, bass; John Marabuto 
piano, and John Marklin, drums. 

Highlights of the album include. > 
“You’ll Stay,” a ballad Written by 
Jerry Coker’s wife, Patty, which 
possesses a strong, subtle mood: 
“Water’s Edge,” with the Jerry Coker' 
Quartet. (In this one A1 Kieger 
spots reminds me of Miles Davis bu. ' 
breaks through his own definite: 
style.) The whole band swings out . 
on “Boot’s Boots,” with solos by Jerry 1 
Coker and Howie Du Dune. Playing 
nicely in between the soloists is 
piano-man John Marabuto. Miss Ree 
Brunnell sings in true jazz form in 
“I’m Glad There Is You.” which is 
counterpointed excellently in the 
background by guitarist Eddie Du- 

All of the “Big Band” sides were 
recorded in the Sands Ballroom in 
downtown Oakland where the band 
plays obcasionally on Sunday eve- 
nings. Mr. Henry of KROW an- 
nounces well in advance when the 
band will be playing, and this is.a 
“must” for all of you who like to 
dance or listen. 

In closing I would like to quote 
Pat Henry who said. "It is our sin- 
cere hope that you will enjoy the 
work of San Franciscans of our 
time.” — Dave Alba. \ 

Volleyballers Win 2 
To Gain Tie For First 

Oak Krioll’s Lady Volleyball teair 
moved into a first-place tie with Ala- 
meda by winning two games from 
Moffett Field and Treasure Island in 
12ND competition. 

Coached by LTJG G. A. Jones, the 
team consists of Maybelle Prather, 
Audrey Brennan, Gretchen Hill, Em 
Emery, Jean Gerber, Jan Brogdnn. 
Annie Tierney. Pat Thomas. Lou Ma- 
chado. Penny Penn. Pat Underwood 
Mary Lou Chavez. 

OB-GYN Specialists Here For Seminar 


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Registrants Greeted 
By Surgeon General 

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H~ i M 


Women have been the major topic 
for discussion here this week for 
some 200 Army, Navy, Air Force, an 
civilian doctors attending the Armed 
Forces Obstetric and Gynecological 

The five-day meeting, the first one 
of its kind conducted by the Navy, got 
under way Monday morning when 
registrants were greeted by local Navy 
officials and by Rear Admiral B. 
Hogan, Surgeon General of the Navy 
and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine 
and Surgery, who flew here from 
Washington, D.C. to deliver the open- 
ing address. 

In his talk Admiral Hogan paid 
special tribute to the medical schools 
in the San Francisco Bay Area for 
their "splendid cooperation and great 
assistance in the Navy’s teaching pro- 

There was standing room only and very little of that wren MedieaK Dental. and Medical , S 'Cu« 
and their wives and Nurse Corps oflieers from Oak Knoll and other Bay Area Na ^ “'^fThe^au M 
en masse to honor RADM B. W. Hogan. MC. CSN, Surge n General of the Navy and CW.t 

cine and Surgery. The reception gave more than 500 persons an oppor uni > a mtt receiving 

doetor who has held the top post in the Navy Medical Department for the « " " hC I”t vit , es 

line with Admiral Hogan were RADM Daniel W. Kyan. DC. CSN. Inspector. Baclllc Coaa Navy Medmed ActlviUes 

and DLstriet Dental OIBeer. and Mrs. Ryan; RADM Ere ierick C. Greaves MC. CSN. Inspect _ . » ' 

Navy Medical Activities and District Medical Officer, an 1 Mrs. (.reaves. RAl). I J. Q. »' • General 

of Oak Knoll, and Mrs. Owsley. (2, ENS Audrey Brennan received a warm greeting from ‘^Surgeon General. 

(3) After a busv day at Ihe Seminar these doctors relaxed at the reception. They a • , , 

C. S. Naval Hospital. Mare Island; (APT Bohert B. Green man. USNH SI. *J ba ™> ^- ^.. ( APT B®y 
Jr.. Chief of Oak Knolls Dependent* Service and director of the semmar: Dr. E C. Re.fenslem Jr As soci ate 
Medical Director, E. R. Squibb A Sons. New York; and ( APT James P. Moran. Triple, Army Hospital. Honolulu. 
Hawaii. (4) Tills photo shows a small part of the large c owd attending the reception. 

Beachcombers To Gather At EM Club 
For Dance, Supper, Refreshments 

Tea To Honor Nurses 
On 49th Birthday 

Beachcombers will gather at the 
EM Club tonight as Roy Stefani and 
his band, all adopted sons of Oak 
Knoll, play for a staff dance from 

Appropriate attire for the evening 
01 dancing will be the shoddiest out- 

fits obtainable as the hospital’s so- 
cialites attempt to blot out the trou- 
bled world without tranquilizers. 

An added attraction offered by the 
management will be a free buffet 
supper and a large quantity of cool 

An informal tea in the Nurses' 
Quarters from 1400 to 1630 Monday 
will be Oak Knoll’s observation of the 
49th anniversary of the founding of 
the Navy Nurse Corps. 

Military and civilian members of 
the staff are invited. 

The Surgeon General cited statis- 
tics to show the tremendous volume 
of work done in the OB-GYN field, 
despite the fact that many civilians 
are still unaware of the Navy’s depen- 
dent care program. Last year in this 
specialty 73.000 OB-GYN operations 
(including 56,000 deliveries) were 
performed in Naval hospitals. He 
reported that since the beginning of 
the Navy's formal residency training 
program in 1946. some 2.500 regular 
and reserve medical officers have re- 
ceived such training. Obstetricians 
and gynecologists are being trained 
by the Navy in nine fully approved 
hospitals, including Oak Knoll, where 
ten residents are now on duty. Other 
training hospitals are Bethe da, Md. 
St. Albans. N.Y.; Chelsea, Mass. 
Portsmouth, Va.; Great Lakes, 111. 
Philadelphia, Pa.; San Diego, and Co- 

This year, there were many more 
I applicants for obstetrics and gvne- 
i cology training than the Navy could 
accommodate, the Admiral said. 

Admiral Hogan was introduced by 
I Rear Admiral John Q. Owsley, com- 
manding officer of the hospital. 

Greetings were also brought to the 
seminar by Rear Admiral John R. 
Redman, Twelfth Naval District 
Commandant; and Rear Admiral 
Frederick C. Greaves, Inspector of 
Pacific Coast Medical Activities and 
District. Medical Officer; and Cap- 
tain Roy W. Tandy, Chief of the De- 
pendents Service and director of the 

Eminent civilian doctors partici- 
pating in the Seminar are Dr Wil- 
lard M. Allen, professor of OB-GYN. 
Washington University School of 
(Continued on Page 4) 

Page Two 

The Oak Tea? 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

RADM J. Q- Owiley, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

CAP T Fitz-John W eddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer, 

CDR M. J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Chiistophcr E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports : LT Wayland Bennett, MC, USN, and LTJG Anne Tierney, NC, USN. 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers : Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms. HMC. 

( -ontrihutors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 

41 I he Oak Leaf” is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern* 
ment and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

“lhe Oak Leaf” receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of “The Oak Leaf,** U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 10 May, 1957 

No. 10 


UJelcvmsL &■ 


Officers reporting for duty were: ENS Vir- 
ginia R. Zcinovan. XC, l SNR; LI JO Helen 
R. Max, NC, l 'SNR ; ENS Nancy E. Don- 
nelly, NC, I'SNR ; LTJG Mamie A. Jordan, 
NC, USNR, all from USN II, St. Albans, 
L.L, N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty : Rob- 
ert O. DeCino, I IN, from I ICS, Great Lakes, 
111.; Cecil E. Evatt. I1M1, from USNS, 
Pearl Harbor, T.H. ; Gary D. Despieglcr, 
II M2, from USN II, Portsmouth, Va. ; Carl 
J. Stevenson, II Ml, from MSTS, San Fran- 
cisco; Willard W. Lantz, II Ml, from UP-4, 
Okinawa; Marie T. Levesque, HN ; Irene D. 
Cruz. HN ; Evelynne I. Rauer, IIA, all from 
IICS. Bainbridge, Md. 

Only one officer, LT Edna A. Reeves, NC, 
USN, who went to USN II, Great Lakes, 111., 
was detached. 

Enlisted personnel detached : James R. 
Woodward. II M2, to NorPacSub Area, Se- 
attle. Wash. ; Dewey B. Smith, II Ml, to I SS 
WHETSTONE (LDS-27) ; Robert A. Mc- 
Dowell. HN, to USNIL Mare Island; Bobby 
V Bowman, HM3. to U.SNAS, Alameda; 
Vernal E. Scolcs. HN, to USNS, Kawaja- 
lein, M.L; Raymond I). Nations, IIMC, to 
EDMONDS ( DE-406) . Pearl Harbor; 
Cla'ncv R. Byrd. II. ML ... CSS CARTER 
HALL (LSD 3). Lour Beach, CaM. 

Robert .(. Hoyt. HMJ.toCfi, First Ma- 
rine Aircraft Wing. Airl MI-Pac; \ .rg.l .! 
O'Grady. «M3. to CO. US Naval School 
( >I \viation Medicine, Pensacola, Fla. : Rob- 
ert J. Mover. II M.L to USN II. St Albans 
r i v V Terry A. Brooks, II M3, to 
CG," Third MarDiv; Joe L. Blazek, HMJ, 
m CSS Kcarsarge (CVA-33), San I icgo. 


God’s blessings have been bestowed upon us many times during life, but 
what sweeter blessing could He have given us than that little bit of Heaven 
itself, our own dear mother. It is not so long ago that she held us in her lov- 
ing arms. And as her gentle lullaby hushed us off to sleep, she thought of 
the years unborn and the places in life she would have us take. These 
thoughts guided and strengthened her throughout the years of our child- 
hood, made her every sacrifice a thing of joy, and sustained her undaunted 
courage as the clouds of the years rolled by. Back in her arms this Mother’s 
Day, we recapture that vision with her, and realize more than ever before, 
that only in her love and prayers, and never in our own vain accomplish- 
ments, can we ever hope to find our true selves. 

Mother's Day brings many beautiful thoughts to our mind, but where can 
we find a nobler, a holier thought, than the glorious title of motherhood it- 
self. For not every woman who has thus shared in the mystery of creation is 
worthy of it. For motherhood is a spiritual crown as well as a physical 
victory. Only that mother bears that title justly, who is unselfish; who has 
lost her life and found it in her children, and who to them, is the embodi- 
ment of the good, the beautiful and the true. And who no matter what may 
be her social status, no matter what may have been her educational oppor- 
tunities, is always remembered by her children as a Saint. We think proudly 
of this human nature of ours this Mother’s Day. when we realize it has pro- 
duced countless mothers such as these. In so doing she has proven to us, 
and nothing could ever prove more, how little we fall short of the angels 
when we are at our best. 

Of course our mothers appreciate the gifts we have brought them, the 
letters we have written to them, the flowers with which we have endeavored 
to honor them. But we should not forget the one thing she needs more than 
all else — our prayers. For all our dear mothers this Mother’s Day then, 
whether they are with us, or whether they have gone on to heaven before 
us; whether we are close to them or far, let our fondest prayer be, that our 
God will one day give them the heavenly reward they so justly deserve and 
a love which our poor hearts can never repay. 

CDR JAMES C. CONNOLLY, Catholic Chaplain 

Fourteen Red Cross Volunteer Nurses’ Aides recently graduated after re 
reiving special training to serve on Oak Knoll’s Pediatrics Ward. Represent 
ing the hospital at the graduation were CAPT Fitz-John Weddell Jr.. Ex- - 
ecutive Officer, CAPT Milton Kurzrok, Chief of Pediatrics, CDR Mvrtle 
Warner, Chief Nurse, and LCDR Raymond J. Tally, Catholic Chaplain. They 
are (front row, left to right) Mrs. Victor Olivia, Mrs. F. E. Klatt, Mrs E 1 
Fierro, Mrs. J. M. Harrison Jr„ Mrs. Lee C. Stephens, (second row) Mrsi 
W. J. Dunn, Mrs. Ross J. Robbins, Father Talty, CAPT Kurzrok, CAPT 
Weddell, CDR Warner, Mrs. John L. Minnick, Mrs. G. W. Mendoza, Miss 
Rosie Lee, Mrs. R. D. Harrison, (third row) Mrs. Alberta Clark, Mrs. A T 
Foss, Mrs. Alta B. Thurston R.N., instructor, Mrs. Walter Coffin, Chairma , 
of the Nurses’ Aides program, and Mrs. Fred Leatherly. 

Decoration, Film To Be 

Featured At Wives' Club : 


Interior Decoration and an integjD 
esting film on the "ABC's of Decor,. A 
tion” are the plan of the day for tlflji 
next meeting of the Navy Wives; 
Club to be held on Wednesday';: 
May 15th.' at 12;30 p.m. Mrs. Marit 1 " 
Topliff, Home Planning Consultant 
for Breuner's of Oakland, will taJr 
on budget decorating. Proper grou] 
ing of both furniture and wall pie< 
as well as the tasteful use of small, 
and large objects to create prop34 
balance in a room, will be discussS.i 
in the Better Homes and Garden! 
film to be shown. ] f 

Hoste c ses tor the day will be Mrs 
M. S. Curtis, Mrs. H. A. Streit. M -f 
T. J. Canty, Mrs. R. B. Connor. Mrs. 
H. R. Ennis. Mrs. J. H. Faunce, Mrs' 
J. B. Knight. Mrs. J. J’. Price, Mrs. D 
L. Seig. Mrs. R. I. Sorenson. Mrs. F.E, 
Staggers, and Mrs. R. W. Taylor. 

Defense Dept. Ups 
Dependents Care 

Dependent parents and parents-in- 
law who actually do not reside, with 
members of the Armed forces have 
been declared eligible for medical 
attention at service hospitals. 

Prior to a recent interpretation of 
the Dependent’s Medical Care Act, a 
dependent parent was required to live 
in the household of the service spon- 
sor to receive treatment at govern- 
ment expense. 

Under the new ruling, according to 
the Defense Department, if a service- 
man or a retired member of the 
Ai med Forces provides or maintains 
a place of residence for his dependent 
father or mother, regardless of its 
location, they may receive medical 
care at service facilities. 

The Defense Department empha- 
sizes, however, that these dependents 
do not qualify for treatment in civil- 
ian hospitals or by civilian physi- \ 
cians under the Dependents’ Medical 
Care Program. (AFPS) 

EM Staffers May Apply 
For Naval Prep School 

Applications for assignment to the 
Naval Preparatory School for ap- 
pointment to the U.S. Naval Academy 
are now desired from eligible en- 
listed personnel (male only). 

Applicants may not be more than 
22 years old as of 1 July 1957; must 
be single and have not been manned ; 
have completed at least three years 
of high school, plus two years of 
either algebra or geometry or one 
year each of these two subjects. 

Personnel who desire to participate 
in this program may check their 
eligibility and submit their applica- 
tion to Staff Personnel. 

Dr. O'Brien Speaks On 
Therapeutic Community 

LT George W. O’Brien. MC. USN 
spoke on various aspects of “the ther- 
apeutic community” at Oak Knoll as 
part of the Mental Health Week ob- 
servance in Stockton. 

The panel discussion in which 
he participated was televised over 
KOVR, Stockton TV station. 

Perszyk Leaves For 
Job With Air Force 

Ray A. Perszyk, Oak Knoll’s Civil- 
ian Personnel Assistant, has left tht 
hospital to accept a position in Em- 
ployee Relations with the Air Foret 
at McCJellan Field, Sacramento. Tht 
new job, a GS-11, is a promotion foi 
Mr. Perszyk. 

Mr. Perszyk came to Oak Knoll or 
27 May 1952 from the Garrison Dam 
Project of the Army Corps of Engi- 
neers in North Dakota. 

CDR Hood A+fends 
Thoracic Surqeons Meet 

CDR R. Maurice Hood, Head of 
Oak Knoll’s Thoracic Surgery 
Branch, attended the annual meeting 
of the American Association of Tho- 
racic Surgery, held in Chicago from 
4-7 May. 

Four graduates of lhe Operating Room Technicians School pose with their 
instructor, LT Peggy Heiniberger, after completing the six-month course. 
The graduates are (left to right) Bobby Bowman, HM3, Dennis Rich, HNV 
Daryl PfafT, HM3 and Robert McDowell, IIN. 

Page Three 

Fri dgyJ0M3iJ55Z 


IS the month of the hammock 
^ the frosted glass. It is also the 
al "„th When your aunt Edith and 


y °! from the Mark Hopkins to an 
°n nee they have just arrived and 
Tat do U Pl»n to do about it? For 

me last emergency we would like to 
mmend with our private en- 
ZTment, Herb Caen's GUIDE TO 
can FRANCISCO. Besides being a 
wonderfully witty and affectionate 
nicture of our fair city, it provides the 
reader with a veritable mine of in- 
formation on places to eat. sights to 
tours, nightclubs, points of his- 
torical interest, etc. His writing is in- 
telligent and amusing, and he in- 
dudes a chapter on What I would do. 
if I had one day. only in San Fian- 
cisco. two days and three days, for 
those who must budget their time. 

For those fortunate people in the 
first category, we think a book as 
light as the foam on the glass should 
e in order, and for them we offer the 
pew Steinbeck book which is not a 
oiel at all but a "fabrication" as he 
PIPPIN IV, It will not rank among 
L best books to be sure, but it is 
charming entertainment for the 
members of the Hammock Club. So is 
the new biography GYPSY by that 
indomitable and versatile woman, 
Gypsy Rose Lee. LOOTVILLE by 
Benedict and Nancy Freedman will 
add nothing world-shaking either to 
the history of television or literature, 
but it is an entertaining story of a 
TV star who makes life unbearable 
for those who work with him. Already 
sold to the movies and the stage, it 
will probably be very popular. 

A number of years ago, John Mas- 
* ^rs announced he planned to write 
i a series of thirty-five books on the 
British occupation of India. Now he 
..has completed his seventh, and to 
’'some reviewers, his best book to date 
^swashbuckling novel for those read- 
ers who have struggled out of the 

hammock and into the armchair, but 


who still prefer to do their traveling 

|"Doctor In The House" 
Requested For Circus 

... Polack Brothers’ Circus, sponsored 
by the Cerebral Palsy Organization, 
has put out a call for a "doctor in 
the house” for their morning and 
• afternoon shows. Each performance 
, will last approximately 2 1 2 hours, and 
doctors answering the call may bring 
their dependents to the shows. 

The school children’s morning ma- 
tinees are on Monday and Tuesday 
20-21 May and afternoon shows are 
on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 
22-23-24 May. 

interested doctors are asked to sign 
up with Dorothy Thompson in the 
CO’s office. 

Forty EM Staffers 
Pass Rate Exams 

Forty members of the hospital’s 
staff passed their exams for advance- 
ment in rate according to figures re- 
leased by Staff Personnel. 

Successful in the exams for HMC 
were HMl’s Keith Clayton, Thomas 
L. Faulkner, Jasper T. Hassey, Har- 
old R. Hensle, Norman A. Hamblin, 
Clifford J. Judd, Jack D. Messinger, 
Charles F. Maxwell, Harry L. Wells. 
They will be notified by letter if they 
are accepted for advancement. 

Advanced to second class were 
Richard H. Baker, DT3 and HM3’s 
Charles A. Beall, Cloyd D. Campbell, 
Charles S. Grantham, Horace D. 
Gaddis, Robert J. Harmon, Vernon 
L. Hogan, Wilfred W. Hess, Charles 
D. Hora, Jesse L. Kile, Jackson K. 
Lewis, Richard Mitarai, Donald V. 
Mattson, Frances Poliak (W>, Arvor 

L. Roland, Max Ravenscroft, George 

M. Stulich, Theodore W. Sperling, 
Robert L. Seyfried, Edwin J. Wyatt- 
and E. W. Wolford. 

Advanced from HN to HM3 were 
Jay A. LeCrone, Jose P. Benedito Jr., 
Clyde C. Cook, Floyd L. Evans, Wil- 
liam H. Gardner, Michael D. Kelley, 
Eleanor A. Owens (W), Jack W. 
Rogers and Dennis L. Mehaffie. 

W. A. Wheeler was the only HM2 
advanced to HM1. 

Patrick E. Gilmore, SHI, and R. L. 
Peters, SHI, both members of the 
staff, were advanced to SHC. 



What father wouldn't be delighted to be summoned to his COS office 

for this! 


From : 
Subj : 

Enel : 

CAPT Tandy, Staff 
Visit Napa Hospital 

No place affords a more striking 
conviction of the vanity of human 
hopes than a public library. 


Pay Schedule 

Wednesday, 15 May — Officers and stalT-cn- 
hsted personnel. 

Honday, 20 May — All patient enlisted per- 

CAPT Roy W. Tandy, Chief of the 
Dependents Service, and resident 
members of his staff recently at- 
tended the monthly statistical meet- 
ing at Napa State Hospital, where 
LCDR Carter B. Sigal and LT Paul 
R. Spierling, Oak Knoll OB-GYN 
residents, have been assigned for the 
past three months 

During their brief tour of duty at 
the state hospital, the Oak Knoll doc- 
tors have made a survey of the fe- 
male population and have done a 
considerable amount of gynecological 
surgery and cancer work, Dr. Tandy 
reported. “The enthusiastic reception 
they have received is very gratifying, 
and we are most appreciative of this 
opportunity to broaden the training 
of our - residents 

LT Norman G. Lewis and LT Al- 
fred L. Rhodes will take the next 
three months of their residency 
training at Napa, replacing Doctors 
Spierling and Sigel. 

At the meeting the Napa group 
presented statistics on “Sudden 
Death that Occurs in Obstetric 

Attending were Dr. John Ward, 
Director of Professional Activities at 
Napa and former Chief of Medicine 
at Oak Knoll; Dr. W. Y. Hollings- 
worth, Napa Hospital internist; Dr 
George E. Nasser, Chief of Surgery; 
Dr. Virgil O. Parrett, Consultant of 
Napa Hospital; Dr. Harold G. Burden, 
Napa physician; Drs. Richard Han- 
sen, Freeman Harris, and Theo K. 
Miller of the Napa staff; and from 
Oak Knoll, in addition to those men- 
tioned above, LT’s J. E. Coyle. T. A. 
Daane, F. R. Lukas, A. A. McNitzky. 
and H. J. Robinson. 

Morale Boosting "Snapshots For Daddy 
Earn Glowing Praise For Oak Knoll 

* "»«>**•' I" dadi,--one of sc 

nr I si since the hrogrutn was stented lust Octobti > this 

" .fS *»»//. Chief Stanley 
important opera, ton, takes the picture uthen 
aee of two days, makes one print to send with t 

and another, which the Public Information Office mails, with negative, to the 
new mother. 

Commander Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet 
Bureau of Naval Personnel 

Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet 

Program of photography, Navy wives with newborn c J 1 ? dre1 ?’ ® " 

current with letter of congratulations to husbands, public relations 

a^Dccts of 

(1) Copy of Commanding Officer, USS FIREDRAKE <AE-14> lti 
dated 21 January 1957 to Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, 
Oakland, California 

1. COMSERVPAC is pleased to note the excellent morale stimulus created 
by the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, through his com- 
mand’s program to submit photographs of Navy wives with newborn lniants, 
and congratulatory letters to their husbands. 

2. The internal public relations aspects of such a valuable service, as out- 

lined in enclosure (1), are certain to be far-reaching. This program is one 
more tangible means of encouraeine- career service among our personnel 
deployed at sea, forces far remo n personal contacts with friends, and 

relatives in the Continental United States. 

3. My Force Medical Officer discussed this program with the Officer-in- 
Charge, U. S. Naval Medical Unit, Tripler Army Hospital, and the latter 
presented it to the hospital’s Commanding General for consideration. So 
favorably impressed was the Commanding General that he adopted a project 
similar to that of the U.S. Naval Hospital. Oakland. At Tripler photographs 
of adult dependents of all services, with their newborn, are being sent to 
husbands stationed outside the island of Oahu. 

4. COMSERVPAC. by copy of this letter, extends congratulations to Com- 
manding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, and his staff for initiating 
this particularly worthwhile project. It is recommended that similar pro- 
grams be encouraged on a Navy- wide basis. 


Open House Gives Staff Opportunity 
To Visit "Therapeutic Community” 

Mental Health Week, with a spe- 
cial open house on the NP Service, 
gave members of the staff an oppor- 
tunity to leam what goes on in Oak 
Knoll’s ‘ Therapeutic Community.” 

CAPT Marion E. Roudebush. Chief 
of the Psychiatric Service, introduced 
Admiral Owsley, who praised mem- 
bers of the staff for their outstanding 
work in this center, one of two in 
the Navy. 

In his orientation talk Captain 
Roudebush spoke of the evolution 
that has taken place in patient care 
since specialists have learned that 
the “seed for recovery” exists in the 
patient himself. Restrictive and re 
pressive control of patients has in a 
large measure been replaced by “The 
Therapeutic Community,” where re 
sponsibility for control of patients 
behavior is shared by the patients 
themselves. The old atmosphere in 
which a staff member assumed the 

role of disciplinarian, has disap 
peared, he said. In “The Therapeutic 
Community” patients and staff hold 
daily meetings, where they bring 
their problems out into the open for 

LTJG Laura Tillman spoke of the 
responsibilities of the psychiatric 
nurse; Dr. Jack Little, the role of the 
staff- psychologist; Joseph Concan- 
non, the contribution of the psychi- 
atric social worker. 

An excellent presentation of the 
corpsman’s views was given by Eu- 
gene J. Mendez. HN; LTJG Joyce A. 
Jones told how Occupational Ther- 
apy fits into the total program, and 
Mrs. Kathleen Halligan told how Red 
Cross fits into the picture. LCDR 
George L. Martin, who referred to 
himself as a “religious technician,” 
concluded the program in a humor- 
ous vein that left listeners vowing 
they would attend church regularly. 


rilh C KERRY PI( KERS picked up their trophies at the annual bowling 
banquet after winning the Men’s Handicap Bowling League. The trophies 
were presented by Earl Earhart, Secretary of the Metropolitan Open Bowling 
Association. Members of the team are (left to right) Morgan Rice, Jim Hicks, 
team captain Don Rewalt. Harold Hcnsle, Vic Irving. At right is Mr. Earhart, 
and standing in the background OWO John H. Faunce. 

Acorns Take Two; 
Play Here Today 

Oak Knoll’s Acorns fell on evil days 
since their opening-day conquest of 
Moffett Field by dropping five games 
in a row and tying once, but the 
team has regained some of its orig- 
inal sharpness with two straight vic- 
tories, one in league competition. 
Despite their mediocre season rec- 
ord, the Acorns are now 2-2 in league 

In their last league contest, the 
locals blasted the San Francisco Ma- 
rines 29-6 with everyone on the team 
getting into the act. First-baseman 
Don Dunkel led the onslaught with 
three hits, as the Marine pitchers 
paved their own road to defeat by 
issuing 17 walks. Ed Piacentine, the 
winning pitcher, and Jerry Ditwiler 
shared the mound duties. 

Following their lopsided victory, 
the Acorns won their second in a 
row by downing Fallon, Nev., 7-3, in 
one of the best played games of the 
season. Cliff Reid and Don Dunkel 
led the hitting with three apiece. 

Prior to the two wins, the Knollites 
fell into a three-game slump and lost '< 
to McClymonds High School 7-2, Ala- 
meda 9-7, and the Presidio 11-9. In 
the second of a two-game series with 
the Presidio, the Acorns showed signs 
of shaking their slump with a 6-6 
tie. Before these three losses the nine 
had dropped two to the San Fran- 
cisco All-Stars and Mare Island. 

In the game against McClymonds, 
the Acorns managed only four hits 
but hit the ball well in their league 
loss to Alameda. However the pitch- 
ing staff was unable to check the 
Alameda hitters. 

In the tie with the Presidio, Short- 
stop Dick Rhoads had his best day 
of the season with a single, double 
and triple in four trips to the plate. 

Rhoads is leading the team in hit- 
ting with .362 followed by Vic Irving 
with .324, Cliff Reid .316 and Don 
Dunkel at an even .300. Dunkel raised 
his average by consistent hitting in 
the last few games. 

Today the Acorns will play their 
fifth league game of the season when 
they meet Treasure Island here at 

Call things by their right names . . . 
Glass of brandy and water! That is 
the current but not appropriate 
name; ask for a glass of liquid fire 
and distilled damnation. 


Softball Loop Opens; 
Keller Pitches Shutout 

Oak Knoll’s Intramural Softball 
League opened as Special Services, 
EST, Surgery and Dental won their 
first games of the season. 

In Tuesday’s contests, Special 
Services edged the Residents 3-2, and 
EST outslugged ALD 8-7. 

Thursday the Dental Clinic won a 
forfeit when the Interns failed to 
field a team and “King Kong’’ Keller 
pitched a two-hit shutout as Surgery 
carved up the Ad Building nine 6-0. 
The Admins, plagued by a lack of 
practice and desk jobs, had only one 
man reach second base during the 

Won Lost 

Special Services 1 0 

EST 1 0 

Dental 1 0 

Surgery 10 

Residents 0 1 

Interns 0 1 

Ad Bldg. 0 1 

ALD 0 1 










Thinclads To Compete 
In 12ND Track Events 

Twenty-five thinclads from Oak 
Knoll will compete in the 12ND Track 
and Field Championship, to be held 
at Fremont High School on 15 May. 

The Class A and B events will be 
run together this year and trophies 
will be awarded to those who place in 
the events. 


Sunday, 12 May 

A HAN DON SHIP — Tyrone Power, Mai 
Zcttering. As captain of a crippled ship. 
Power must decide who will survive or 
perish. Miss Zcttering will survive. 

Monday, 13 May 

lute must for all fans of the deceased James 
Dean. The story of hot-rods, problem chil- 
dren and parents. 

Tuesday, 14 May 

Mansfield, Tom Ewell. Ewell, a master 
comedian, should make this one worth see- 

Wednesday, 15 May 

Johnson, Vera Miles. A blind novelist 
solves a crime after overhearing the plot in 
a pub. The showdown is a thriller. 

Thursday, 16 May 

THE BURGLAR- Jayne Mansfield minus 
Tom Ewell. A steal for a dime. 

Friday, 17 May 

Sullivan, Mona Freeman. Oak Knoll’s 
weekly western. Lots of gun play, horse 
riding and poor acting. 

Saturday, 18 May 

SANTIAGO Alan Ladd, Rossano Podesta. 
Mr. Ladd is the toughest little cowboy in 
the United States or Mexico. 


Nation's Doctors 
Come To Seminar 

Friday, 10 Mery, 1957 V £ 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.; Dr. Abra- 
ham E. Rakoff, professor of OB-GYN. 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadel- 
phia. Pa.; Dr. E. C. Reifenstein, Jr., 
associate medical director, E. R. 
Squibb & Sons, New York, N.Y.; Rus- 
sell R. De Alvarez, executive officer 
and professor, University of Wash- 
ington School of Medicine, Seattle, 
Wash.; Jack Pritchard, Chairman, 
department of OB-GYN, University 
of Texas, Southwestern School of 
Medicine, Dallas, Tex.; Ralph C. Ben- 
son, professor of OB and GYN, Uni- 
versity of Oregon Medical School, 
Portland, Ore. 

Local doctors participating are 
Harry S. Kaplan, director and profes- 
sor, Department of Radiology, Stan- 
ford University School of Medicine; 
Daniel G. Morton, professor of OB 
and GYN, U.C.L.A.; and Philip H 
Arnot, clinical professor of OB and 
GYN; Gilbert S. Gordon, chief of 
the endocrine clinic; Ernest W. Page, 
chairman, department of OB and 
GYN; James Merrill, department of 
OB and GYN, and Harold A. Harper, 
PhD. associate professor of physio- 
logical chemistry, all of the Univer- 
sity of California School of Medicine: 
Elmer E. Brinkerhoff, Chief of the 
Department of Anesthesiology, Alta 
Bates Hospital, Berkeley; Joseph F. 
Sadusk and Charles T. Hayden, well- 
known Oakland specialists. 

Visiting military doctors on the 
program are CAPT William S. Baker, 
Jr., head of the OB-GYN Service, 
USNH, San Diego; LCDR David C. 
Beer, Chief. Dependents Service, U.S. 
Naval Air Station, Kodiak, Alaska; 
CAPT Harold H. Hill, Chief, Depen- 
dents Service, USNH, Corona; CAPT 
J. Wilson Huston. Chief, OB-GYN 
Service, NNMC, Bethesda, Md.; LT 
COL Humbert L. Riva, Chief, OB- 
GYN Service, Walter Reed Army 
Hospital, Washington, D.C.; LCDR 
Richard B. Speaker, Chief. Depend- 
ents Service, USNH, Bainbridge, Md.; 
LTCOL John S. Zelenik, Chief. OB- 
GYN Service, U.S. Army Hospital, 
Fort Benning Ga,; and COL E. A. 
Zimmerman, Chief, OB-GYN Ser- 
vice, Letterman Army Hospital, San 

Oak Knoll staff doctors on the pro- 
gram are CAPT Robert O. Canada, 
Chief of Medicine; CAPT George H. 
Reifenstein, Head of the Cardiac 
Service; and LCDR Paul D. Doolan, 
Chief of the Research Service and 
Metabolic Research Facility. 

Raymond D. Nations, HMC, re. 

reived a Letter of Commendation 
from the CO before being transferred 
to the USS EDMOND at Pearl Har- 
bor. “As Chief Master-at-Arms your 
personality, professional ability, and 
devotion to duty were inspirations to 
all with whom you worked and re- 
flect great credit not only upon your 
self but the Navy, this command, and 
the Hospital Corps as well.” the Ad 
miral's letter read in part. 

George A. Wynn, HM2, before leav- j 
ing Oak Knoll as a civilian, was pre- 
sented a Letter of Commendation by 
Admiral Owsley for his services as 
senior corpsman in the Main Oper- 
ating Room. “You have performed 
your duties in an exemplary manner.! 
Your unfailing devotion to duty and 
your willingness to work many hours 
on your own time have permitted the 
satisfactory and safe accomplish- j 
ment of the missions in the operat- 
ing room,” the CO's letter said. 

ALD Climbs Into First 
In Men's Bowling Loop 

The Artificial Limb Dept, climbed 
into fu st place in the Men’s Handicap 
Bowling League by sweeping three 
games from the Rambling Amps, as 
the third week of play was completed. 

Jerry O'Neill’s 200-511 series gave 
the All-Stars three victories over the 
5- Pins, enabling the Stars to hang 
on to second place. 

In the upset of the week the 
Kapers, formerly the league’s door- 
mat, knocked off the 8-Balls in three 
games and moved up a notch to 
fourth place. 

The standings: ALD, eight vic- 
tories and one loss; All Stars, 6-3; 
5-Pins, 5-4; 8-Ba.lls, 3-6; Kapers, 3-6: 
and the Rambling Amps. 2-7. 

OrL. Roy J. Roy. USMC received _ 
Letter of Appreciation from Admiral j 
Owsley for “the fine job you have ( 
done while convalescing as u patient 
in manning the sentry station at the 
Main Gate of this hospital. Y’our per- 

sonal sacrifice, unselfish devotion W ij 


duty and military smartness are rec- 
ognized and appreciated.” 

Vol. 19. No. 11 

Knoll to Observe 
Hospital Corps' 
59th Birthday 

Plans are being made for Oak 
Knoll’s observance of the 59th birth- 
day of the Hospital Corps to be held 
at the hospital on Saturday, 15 June. 

The 6elebration will include an all- 
day picnic at the hospital’s baseball 
diamond, races with prizes awarded 
to the children, and a dance at the 
CPO Club. 

W. R. Murphy, HMC, a member of 
the planning committee, said plans 
axe being made to open Ward 80 A to 
accommodate the all-day celebrants 
who wish to shower and change 
clothes before the dance. 

Other members of the committee 
are John M. Simms, HMC, Chairman, 
Carl Stephenson, HM1, Harold Hens- 
le. HM1, D. M. Gilbert, HM3, Chris 
Eckl, JOSN, and Dave Alba, HM2, 
who will do the art work. 

Waves' Anniversary 
To be Held in Boston 

X ,j' x Owslev was on hand to help CDR Myrtle M. Warner, Chief of 

f Nurses’ 49th Birthdav cake. Looking on are 
the Nursing Service, cut the Nurses win Dirin - Fitz-John 

LTJG Annette Byk, LCDR Roberta Ohrman, and at right 1 Mrs. _ ^ 

Waddell Jr wife of the Executive Officer. Hospital staff me 

guests attended the informal tea In the living room of the Nurses’ Quarters. 


Amputee Admiral 
Reports For Duty 
On New Left Leg 

RADM Edward N. Parker, USN, 
came to Oak Knoll recently for fitting 
with a new artificial left leg on which 
he will report to duty as Chief of the 
Armed Forces Special Weapons Proj- 
ect in Washington, D.C., on 29 May. 
He is to relieve MAJGEN Alvin R. 
Luedecke, USAF, on 10 June. 

The 52-year-old officer is the sec- 
ond with flag rank to be retained on 
active duty after losing a leg. The 
first is RADM John M. Hoskins, 
World War II combat casualty (an- 
other former Oak Knoll patient) 
now serving as president of the Naval 
Examining and Physical Disability 
Appeal Board in Washington, D.C. 

Admiral Parker’s leg was ampu- 
tated below the knee in January 1956 
at Bethesda to prevent spread of a 
malignant tumor. Through arrange- 
ments made by the Surgeon General, 
he was transferred to Oak Knoll a 
month later for fitting with a pros- 
thetic limb. He completed the re- 
habilitation program in record time 
and has since been on duty as assist- 
ant to the Deputy Chief of Naval 
Operations in the Plans and Policy 

About his new job Admiral Parker 
could say little, except that It is a 
(Continued on Page 3) 

The fifteenth anniversary of the 
founding of the Waves will be ob- 
served at the National Waves Re- 
union in Boston, 26-27-28 July. 

All Waves— past and present, en- 
listed personnel and officers — and 
Yeomanettes are invited to the re- 

The guests of honor will be Thomas 
S. Gates, Jr., Secretary of the Navy, 
Mrs. Douglas Horton (formerly CAPT 
Mildred H. McAfee, USNR, first Di- 
rector of the Waves), and the present 
Director, CAPT Louise K. Wilde, 
USN, Assistant Chief of Naval Per- 
sonnel for Women. 

44 Receive Physicals; 
Leave For Annapolis 

Forty-four young men made a 
brief stop at Oak Knoll recently for 
physical examination before going to 
Annapolis to start their training as 
future Navy officers. 

CAPT R. O. Canada, Chief of 
Medical Service, and 12 other hos- 
pital doctors checked their physical 
fitness while Edna Bourdase handled 
the paper work involved. 

Civilian Employees Receive Cash 
For Performances, Suggestions 

Fourteen civilian employees were 
recently presented cash awards by 
Admiral Owsley for outstanding per- 
formances and beneficial suggestions. 

Walter Carter of Transportation 
was presented $200 for his outstand- 
ing work and received an additional 
$130 for suggesting a change in bus 
engines, that will result in annual 
savings of $4,259 to the hospital. 

Receiving $200 for outstanding per- 
formances were Helen Zlibin, Surg- 
ical Service; Minnie Jack, Research 
Service; George Severson, Paul Ger- 
molis, Henry Moser, Ralph Dilbeck 
and John Johnson, all of Mainten- 

ance. Catherine Bickerton of Main- 
tenance received an award of $100. 

Severson and James Snawder split 
a $100 award for a “position chair’’ 
which serves as an aid to doctors in 
examining patients and a $15 award 
for an X-ray chair for children. The 
chair has been adopted for use in the 
Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton. 

Also presented beneficial sugges- 
tion awards were Clarence Wheat, 
Transportation, $30; Bayliss Wilbur, 
Maintenance, $10; Gus Matalas. 
Transportation, $15; Mildred Mac- 
Nair, staff nurse, $25. 

Staff Personnel Has 
Forms For Rate Exams 

Enlisted staff personnel planning 
to take the advancement in rating 
tests in August, have to complete 
NavPers Form 624 before taking the 
test. The forms may be obtained at 
Staff Personnel. 

The terminal date for computing 
service requirements is 16 Nov., 1957. 

Receiving cash awards for outstanding work were (front row, left to right) 
Helen Zlibin, Catherine Bickerton, and Minnie Jack; (second row) Walter 
Carter, George Severson, Paul Germolis, Ralph Dilbeck. Henry Moser, and 
John Johnson. 

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The Oak Leaf 

l. 1 . S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

Q ,‘ MC ' USN ’ Commanding Officer. 

N Y C w Cl ^ Jr ’ MC ’ USN ‘ Executive Officer. 

C^R Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports: LT \Vn y, nnd Bennett, MC, USN, and LTJG Anne Tierney, NC, USN. 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers : Stanley Smith, HMC. John M. Simms, HMC. 

■ ontnhutors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 

1 he Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govcrn- 
m * n * and >" compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 
lne Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

rme I orces j ress Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Oontr.hutionK from both stuff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of The Oak Leaf,” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vo1 - 19 Friday. 25 May, 1957 No. 11 


As we go through life, each individual must answer for himself the basic 
question of human existence. What is the meaning and purpose of life? 
Or. to put it more simply, what things give human life its significance? 
What things are necessary if human life is to survive. 

Rabbi Simeon Ben Gamliel answered this question in the following words: 
"On three things does the world stand — on truth, on justice, and on peace.” 
These are the three fundamentals which are a necessary prerequisite to 
truly human existence and without which life would not be worth while. By 
truth is meant man’s eternal struggle to understand the world in which he 
lives, and, most important of all, to understand himself. For man’s conquest 
of time and space is not only meaningless but dangerous unless man has 
control of himself. 

Through the observance of laws comes justice, and when there is justice 
there is peace. But whereas justice is achieved by observing laws, peace is 
accomplished by practicing love. 

The prophet Micah expressed sentiments similar to those of Rabbi Simeon 
Ben Gamliel when he said that all that was required of man was to do 
justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. 

LTJG Irvin H. Fishbein, Jewish Chaplain 

Tale of Death Shows Need of Safety 

He pushed his sleeve back, held his wrist close to the lighted speedometer, 
squinted to read the time. A little after nine. Five, ten minutes after. Ought 
to be home in half an hour. If he had known he only had ten seconds to 
live, he might have checked the time more closely. He might have done 
several things differently. 

TEN SECONDS TO LIVE: He massaged his eyes with thumb and middle 
finger, trying to rub out some of the sand. 

NINE SECONDS TO LIVE: He’d driven almost eight hours since lunch, 
and was beginning to feel it. 

EIGHT SECONDS TO LIVE: Lousy driving in the rain. Lights from your 
headlights seem to float away with the water. 

SEVEN SECONDS TO LIVE: Probably need a new windshield wiper blade. 
Old one just spreads the water around instead of wiping clean. Get one 
tomorrow, or the next time it rains. 

SIX SECONDS TO LIVE: Somebody threw a cigarette out of that on- 
coming car. The red glow dissolved almost before it hit the pavement. 

FIVE SECONDS TO LIVE. He planted his heels on the floorboard, squirm- 
ing back in the seat, straining for a more comfortable position. 

FOUR SECONDS TO LIVE: At 60 miles an hour, a car covers 88 feet 
of pavement every second. Four seconds, 352 feet. 

THREE SECONDS TO LIVE: Something looked wrong through the blurry 
windshield. A tentative dab at the brake jerked into desperate pressure as 
he made out an old. unlighted, slow-moving truck ahead. 

TWO SECONDS TO LIVE: Panic moved in. Turn to the left. No, car 
coming. Headlights too close. Can’t make it. Turn to the right. 

ONE SECOND TO LIVE: Horror numbed everything into slow motion. 
He was floating into the near corner of the roadbed. He opened his mouth 
to scream. 

NO SECONDS TO LIVE: It’s happened to lots of people. Perhaps not 
just this way. but similarly. Driving too long, eyes tired, reactions slowed 
down. Rain, darkness, a windshield that is hard to see through, but still 
driving at high speed. A car or truck ahead which cannot be seen clearly. 
It has happened to too many p eople. It coul d happ en to you. 

iUiimtr §>rnitrrfi 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tuesdays, 1215-1245, 

Bldg. 133 

0600, 0830 

Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 

Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 


IN 67A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 

Friday, 25 May, 1957 

Pictured above with their instructors are the corpsmen and one corpswave 
who recently graduated from the Neuropsychiatric Technicians School after 
completing a 16-week course. They are (front row, left to right) Larrv v 
Starling. HN; Fred C. Heide, HN; Robert J. Hera, HN; Eugene J Mender 
IIN; (second row) David C. Iliklan, HN; Ricardo Maggi, HN. the gradua- 
tion speaker; CAPT. IVL E. Roudebush, Chief, Neuropsychiatric Service LT 
Georgia A. Jones, instructor; CAPT R. R. Deen; Mary Grant, HN; Donald 
J. Holland. HM3, class honorman; (third row) James V. Jarvis, HN; Wil- 
liam P. Easley, HN; Simon Sanders, HN; Robert L. Cox, HM3; Charles V 
Hodges, HM3; Kenneth R. Shane, HM3; Robert C. Brower, HM3; Edwin f 
Wyatt, HM3; Harvey G. Clark, HN; Gerald C. Larson. HM3. 

iB o o f 


J Of 

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There are three types of books that 
can’t miss, a wit once decided. Books 
on Lincoln, books on doctors, and 
books on dogs. And so he sat down 
to write an all-time best seller en- 
TOR’S DOG. For a reason that con- 
tinues to remain unfathomable to 
this reviewer, books that concern 
themselves with the operation of 
World War n are in the same cate- 
gory, and if they are written by one 
of our former enemies, they are al- 
most guaranteed to be sure fire. 

Such a book is Shigenori Togo’s 
THE CAUSE OF JAPAN, in which he 
attempts to clarify the forces that 
brought about the attack on Pearl 

Another book — and an excellent 
one— that gives the story of the Jap- 
anese air war from the pen of a 
Japanese airman, Saburo Sakai, is 
SAMURAI! a book that rivals in 
popularity another on the same sub- 
ject, ZERO! by another Japanese air- 
man. Masatake Okumiya. 

And a book by the Frenchman, An- 
drleu D’Albas, DEATH OF A NAVY, 
tells the story of Japanese naval ac- 
tion in World War II. 

Any book that helps us to under- 
stand the motives of others is worth 
our time and consideration, and so a 
very new and beautiful book that 
gives a brief but excellent picture of 
the history and culture of Japan, 
should be read both for the excellence 
of the writing and the beauty of the 
color illustrations. The book is Dor6 
Ogrizek’s JAPAN. Mr. Ogrizek has 
written a number of books on other 
countries of the world, but none, we 
feel, to surpass this. 

And still on the subject of Japan, 
Donald Keene has recently edited a 
new, and tremendously good collec- 
ERATURE from 1868 to the present. 

Since no attempt has been made to 
cover this field within the last half 
century, the book would be welcome, 
even if it were not the tastefully 
chosen selection it is. 

In the field on the modern short 
story VILLON’S WIFE and HAN’S 
CRIME rank among the best in any 

Red Cross Changes : 
Weekly Movie List 

Qrchids to Sgt. James K. Owens. 
USMC, whose diligent help and in- 
terest in our movie program ha; . 
made it possible for Red Cross movies : 
to continue as smoothly as they have 
throughout the hospital wards. j 

Because many problems have come 
up, the Red Cross has had to re- 
schedule the entire weekly movie j' 
program, and three patients hav? i 
volunteered to be projectionists. 1 ] 
Showing movies on the General Med- j 
ical wards will be Patrick A, Lore... 
CS3, USN. Pfc William West, USMC. 
will be the projectionist for the Or- 1 
thopedic section, and Sgt. Owens for 
the Surgical section. 

Over a period of years, the Stair » 
Collectors Club has been very fortu- 
nate in having Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
Williams visit the hospital each 
month and meet with Stamp Club 
members. They represent the Ki- 
wanis Club of the Pacific. San Fran- i 
crco, and sponsor the stamp activ- 
ities. Through travel and world-wide 
contacts they have been able to sup- 
ply a variety of stamps, old and new. 
from all over the world. In Septem- 
ber they plan to tour the Orient 
where they will contact collectors 
and accumulate more material for 
this interesting hobby. Under the 
chairmanship of David Swanstrom. 

very active organization for patien 
and staff. If anyone is interested i 
starting a stamp collection, they mf 
contact him on 75B. Extension 52 
or call the Red Cross Office, Extei 
sion 577. 

New CivPers Assistant 
To Report Here Monday 

Terrence Wright has been appoint- 
ed Civilian Personnel Assistant at 
Oak Knoll and will report to his new 
job on Monday, 27 May. 

Presently he is a supervisory em-. 
ployee relations officer at MSTS, Fort- 
Mason. San Francisco. 

-- =* 

Pay Schedule 

Friday, 3 1 May — Officers and staff -enlisjJj 
personnel. . j 

Wednesday, 5 June — All patient-enlisted 1^*1 
sonnel. , M 

Monday, 17 June Officers and siaff-enh<w 

Thursday. 20 June — All patient- enlisted 

Page Three 

O A K 


mjirR NATURE’S warm days 
MOT , onirnals out of 

, t vn p S of animals out of 
bring many l /•, />r*»nt.ure 

bring many ^ t crea ture 

Wh ' m ttthe m»'esof 1 b,,n player. 



n0W corn*"* These crectures are 
tramural \cM h big one in 

SS o win the big one in 
now grappim**^^ loQOrlIP There are 

now £ rappi ‘ tp( . ted league. There are 

~»S3£2L?~* — 

'° m in the loop, but most of the 
players in l . * £ age> vo ll s of fat, 

^dawful conditioning. Despite the 
i! l 6 jJ { limitations, the players seem 
P^‘ . fbpmselves. an* 

ITenioving themselves, and the 
to be enjt k b j fimoc 1 q fun 

* * though ragged at times, is fun 

aC t’r Chief -Showboat” McClurg 
watch, onici r ^ +hP 

£ a touch ot color to the 

iiilth his boo 

5 gu e With his booming calls and is 
..ague wn hoots suffered by 

^umpires. The keenness of his sight 
b£n questioned on more than 
ne occasion. The only team resel- 
ling the pros (not in ability) is the 
loecial Services nine, whose players 
• * awarded a pair of spikes or serv- 
. • rendered. No investigation has 

i on started to see if they are playing 
lor business or pleasure. 

whether OAK knoll is Joint 

county school ' system a favor by 
flying the doctor in the house at 
maLee circus performances or vice 
versa is the question. Drs. Po tter , Rap- 
naport, Carlton, Mumma, Gerber, and 
Davis have served in this capacity due 

Amputee Admiral Says 
He Isn't Handicapped 

(Continued from Page 1) 
‘classified project in the field of 
atomic weapons” and that he will im- 
port to the chiefs of the Army, Navy, 
and Air Force and the Secretary of 

“Being an amputee does not handi- 
cap me in any way,” Admiral Parker 
said, adding that he pursues his fa- 
vorite hobby — gardening — with as 

much vigor as ever. 

“Played my first game of golf on 
this leg with Dr. Canty at Sequoyah 
the other day and hit par on the first 
hole,” the admiral reported, “but 
what happened after that well, 

that’s classified too.” 

Admiral Parker was Commander 
of Cruiser Division 6 in the Atlantic 
when the tumor that necessitated his 
amputation developed. 

Among the many other important 
billets he has held was that of Com- 
mander of two destroyers and two 
destroyer divisions during World War 
II, Commanding Officer of the cruiser 
NEWPORT NEWS, and Chief of 
Staff to the Commander of the Sixth 
Fleet in the Mediterranean. From 
1952 to 1954 he was Navy Deputy for 
the Armed Forces Special Weapons 
Project to which he is now reporting 
as chief. 

week., and (a, the Co*.,, Su- 

Jrintendent’s invitation) took along a 
total of five wives and 20 children. 

r, ■ h ( DR R M Hood, head of the hospital’s Thoracic 
LCDR R. L. Davis and CDR R. M- H ’ riinir * new monitoring equip- 
Surgery Branch, are checking the Cardiac referre d to as the “space 

menl before an operation. The .r,st rr.rr.ent, '.rff. tly referr^ ^ ^ beM , 

ship control station." records the pa re . hile the doctors perform 

and measures the oxygen content of the blood, tthtie 

a cardiac catheterization. 

"Well Done” to OB-GYN 
Seminar Participants 

queueing for rides in Ruth Sperry’s 
new blue Volvo, first of those little 
Swedish cars to hit the compound. 

Virginia Bjork' taking off with 
husband for Lansing and points east 
- bring home their annual new Olds. 

Another specimen of wildlife, a 
small cottontail, lunching on the lab 
lawn ... the OL editor tearing his 
hair because after waiting months for 
the right season to. mention Dr. Eas- 
terday. he forgot to. . . . LTJG Ruth 
Digeser complaining that though she 
eats well enough, she doesn’t feel 
that the POD should refer to her as 
“Miss Digester” . . . Dick Rhoads 
berating the OL,. justifiably, for lop- 
ping 70 points from his .432 batting 
average, listing him at a measly .362 
... twittering brown birds taking up 
residence in the ramp rafters, while 
one family chose an exclusive home 
site in the hanging fern on the OOD’s 
front porch. . . . LTJG Margaret 
O'Brien sewing on LT’s stripes 
Single staff officers considering their 
' invitation to the Bachelors and 
Bachelorettes’ party at Letterman 
Officers’ Club on 7 June. ... 18 mem- 
bers of NR Composite Unit 1225 from 
Walnut Creek , viewing the artificial 
. kidney, ALD, and other points of in- 
terest Tuesday night, with Captain 
Weddell as their guide. 

W EL L - KNO WN F O L K ; Captain 
■lunilla spends his free week ends pros- 
Peeling for. chromite in the mountains 
of San Benito county and has staked 
out several claims where the ore assays 
at S 140 a ton. Chrome, “elusive 

The Commanding Officer wishes to 
thank and commend all members of 
the committee and others of the staff 
who shared the many details involved 
in planning and presenting the re- 
cent Armed Forces OB-GYN Sem- 

Because of the careful thought and 
hard work that went into the pro- 
gram, Oak Knoll was a most success- 
ful host at an extremely worth-while 

.'t -A® 

Knoll Corpsmen Urqed 
To Use Barber Shop 

Hospital corpsmen are urged to 
patronize the Navy Exchange Barber 
Shop located in the Navy Exchange 

The shop is open daily from 0830 to 
1630 and on Saturdays from 0830 to 
noon. Haircuts are 75 cents. 

Members of Oak Knoll’s Cardiac Clinic prepare a patient for a cardiac 
catheterization as CDR R. M. Hood, head of the cUnic observes. T ey ar 
(left to right) LCDR R. L. Davis, LT Frances Pesely. Jim McHenry. HM3, 
LT J. B. Simpson, LT J. R. Murphy and LT M. L. Keller. 

Installation of New Equipment Makes 
Knoll's Cardiac Clinic More Efficient 


s * u ff * M was the challenge that drove the 
radiology chief to prospecting after he 
saw the Division of Mines exhibit at 
Van hrancisco’s Ferry It nil ding shortly 
a fter he came to Oak Knoll. 

SIX STAFF NURSES were recent- 
ly prisoners for a day. Through ar- 
rangements made by the CO and his 
friend, VADM M. D. Willcutts, MC, 

USN, retired and serving as medical 
director at San Quentin, LT’s Isabel 
Myers, Martha Hallman, Addie Kai- 
lan, LTJG Laura Tillman, and En- 
signs Barbara Thompson and Mari- 
lyn Walker recently had the 
opportunity of observing types of 
therapy used in the prison setting. 

T. Knowles, former Dependents Service 
Chief, recently stopped off to visit 
friends here while en route from Brent 
erton to his new post as CO of USNH, 
Y okosuka, Japan. 

LIFE BEGAN on 4 May for Eliza- 
beth Ann Smith, 7 lb. 13 oz. daughter 
of Philip J. Smith, HMC of I & E. 
and wife Margaret ... on 8 May for 
James Paul Byers, 7 lb. 12% oz. 
daughter of Raymond Lee, HM2, of 
X-ray, and wife Barbara Ann ... on 
12 May for Chad Patrick Brennan, 
7 lb. 2 % oz. son of LT George A. Bren- 
nan and wife Vivian . . . on 13 May 
for Kevin John Colbert, 6 lb. 13% oz. 
boy for John A. Colbert, HM2 of 
X-ray, and wife Velora. 

Fifty thousand dollars worth of 
new equipment in the Cardiac Clinic, 
Ward 63B. has increased Oak Knoll’s 
efficiency in its unending war against 

The recently installed equipment 
enables CDR R. M. Hood, Head of the 
hospital’s Thoracic Surgery Branch, 
and his associates, LCDR R. L. Davis 
and LT A. C. Beall, Jr., to perform 
cardiac catheterizations with greater 
ease. In this operation, the doctors 
search for physical defects caused by 
congenital heart and pulmonary dis 
eases. Through their diagnoses, they 
determine whether or not corrective 
surgery will be required. 

Assisting the doctors in this oper- 
ation are LT Fiances Pesely, Jim 
McHenry, HM3, and Oscar Lowe, 

A cardiac catheterization consists 
of running a nylon tube into a vein 
in the arm. through the heart and 
into the blood vessels of the lungs. 
From the blood samples taken (a 
new instrument, the Cuvette, elim- 
inates the withdrawal of blood) and 
from an oximeter (a measure of the 
oxygen content of the blood) the 
doctors decide if a patient can be 
helped by surgery. 

During the operation, the new 
equipment, located in a separate 

room, monitors the patient’s blood 
pressure, heart beat, and the oxygen 
content in the blood. In addition, the 
instruments measure the breathing 
functions and evaluate the patient 
for surgery. 

Besides performing the cardiac 
catheterization, the doctors also do 
bronchoscopies to find diseases of the 
lungs. In a bronchoscopy, a hollow 
shaft-type instrument is inserted in- 
to the patient’s lungs, allowing the 
observer to look for cancer, tubercu- 
losis or foreign elements. One instru- 
ment makes it possible to see around 
the “corners” of the lungs. 

The doctors also have instruments 
used in removing pennies, popcorn, 
pins, etc., from the windpipe. For 
example, an open safety pin can be 
closed before removal, avoiding any 
damage the sharp point might cause. 

Besides the numerous operations, 
the clinic also finds time to run tests 
for allergies. 

Harvey Cushing Society 
Selects CDR Gale Clark 

CDR Gale Clark has been notified 
that he was elected into membership 
the Harvey Cushing Society at 


meetings held in Detroit lust 

Page Four 


Friday, 25 May, 1957 

THE RETURN OF THE NATIVES — Four native sons of Haiti returned 
to Oak Knoll to attend the Beachcombers party last Friday night after 
spending their days on the isle drinking palm toddy, painting with Gauguin 
and wiggling their toes in the sand. Officially known as the “Jungle Boys,” 
they arc (left to right) Cliff Reid, Fred Moorehead, Bob Bristol and Jim 
Hicks. The objects in Bristol’s left hand show how* quickly he adapted him- 
self to the American way of life. 

Acorns Lose Two; 
Play Here Today 

After breaking a five-game losing 
streak with two straight victories, the 
Oak Knoll Acorns returned to their 
old ways and dropped two more 

In a 7-1 league loss to Treasure 
Island, the Acorns managed to get 
only three hits as TI's Loma handed 
them their third loss in five games 
in the 12ND 'B'' Baseball League. Ed 
Piacentine gave up seven hits and 
was the loser. Jerry Detwiler scored 
Oak Knoll's only run and got one of 
the three hits in the one-sided de- 

The Acorns then lost to the Pre- 
sidio 3-1 as their bats were once 
again stilled despite a shake-up in 
the batting order. Again the team 
got only three hits and failed to sup- 
port the improved pitching. 

Today, the Acorns will meet NAS. 
Oakland, at Washington Park. Ala- 
meda. at 1500. 

Talk to every woman as if you love 
her. and to every man as if he bores 
you. and at the end of your first sea- 
son you will have the reputation of 
possessing the most perfect social 

tact. —WILDE 

* * * 

Every newspaper editor owes trib- 
ute to the devil. — LA FONTAINE 

(ptevisi WA. 

Sunday. 26 May 

Jeanne ( rain. Rated excellent by the Mo- 
tion Picture Herald. So who ridicules their 
own products ? 

Monday, 27 May 

AT GUNPOINT — Fred MacMurray, Dor- 
othy Malone. It runs for 81 minutes. 

Tuesday, 28 May 

JOE BUTTERFLY Marlon Brando. Audio 
Murphy. Brando is always worth watch 

Wednesday. 29 May 

«*r and Dorothy McGuire made thi< one 
of the best movies in 1956-57. 

Thursday, 30 May 

( ALYPSO JOE— Herb Jeffries. 5 ? 

Friday, 31 May 

TIFF. SWAN A very charming love story. 
Grace Kelly was never more beautiful, and 
Alec Guinness always does a good job of 

Saturday. 1 June 

Tracy arrives in a small western town 
whose inhabitants are guilty of very poor 
manners and murder. 

Re-enlistment Gets 
EM's School Billets 

Qualified Regular Navy enlisted 
personnel now will be guaranteed 
immediate assignment to Class A. B 
or C schooLs on re-enlistment, the 
Navy has announced. 

Under the old policy, re-enlistees 
applied for schools at their first duty 
station, the Navy said. 

Schools offered are: 

Class A — Radar man. Fire Control Tech I 
mcian. Electronics Technician, Radioman, 
Machinist's Mate, Boilerman, Electrician's 
Mate, I. C. Electrician, Aviation Electronics 
Technician, Aviation Guided Missileman, 
Aviation Fire Control Technician, Air Con- 
trolman and Aviation Electrician's Mate 

Class B — Aviation Machinist's Mate, Avia- 
tion Structural Mechanic, Aviation Electron- 
Technician, Boilerman, Electrician's 
Mate. Electronics Technician, Fire Control 
Technician, I C. Electrician. Radarman, 
Radioman, Photographer, Trademan, Air 
Controlman. Aviation Electrician’s Mate and 
AerographerX Mate. 

Class C Air Conditioning and Refrigcra 
Mon. Compressed Gases, Teletype Mainten- 
ance, Basic Electricity and Electronics, Ba- 
>c Engines, Liquid Oxygen. Camera Repair, 
nd Aviation Fire Control Technician Con- 
version. (AFPS) 

BuPers Changes 
Rate Eligibility 

The Bureau of Naval Personnel an- 
nounced recently that enlisted per- 
sonnel in pay grade E-2 will need six 
months in pay grade or eight months 
total service and E-3's will need six 
months in pay grade or 14 months 
total service in order to be eligible 
for advancement. 

This change affecting eligibility for 
advancement in rating will become 
effective 18 Nov. 1957. 

At the present time, personnel in 
pay grade E-2 need only five months 
total service to take the exam for 
promotion, and those In pay grade 
E-3 become eligible for third class 
after six months in pay grade and 11 
months’ service. 

The Bureau emphasized that this 
new policy will insure that all per- 
sonnel will be thoroughly trained and 
prepared for advancement. Futher- 
more, due to the reduced number of 
discharges anticipated in the future, 
the petty officer replacement rate will 
be more stable under this new system. 

4-Splits Holding 
One Game Lead 
In Men's Bowling 

The 4-Splits are holding a slim 
one-game lead over the Falcons after 
completing the ninth week of the 
Husband-Wife Bowling League The 
Vagabonds are in third, followed by 
the D-Jays, the Double Enns, and the 
Kool Kats, who are only four and a 
half games out. 

Eighth week: Clean sweeps were 
the fashion for the week as D. B. 
Smith rolled a 522 series as the 
Vagabonds defeated the Double Enns. 
Despite a 533 series by Matt Millard, 
the Falcons dropped three to the 
Kool Kats as Bill Kuziara hit a 503 
and his wife Helen a 160-427. In the 
third match, the 4-Splits took the 
series from the D-Jays. 

Ninth week: Outstanding scores 
for the week were a 213-223-616 series 
by Doc Bennett and a 206 game by 
Helen Kuziara, who also had a 455 
series. The Kool Kats and the Vaga- 
bonds split two games and tied in the 
third as Bill Kuziara rolled a 512 
series. The Double Enns took two 
games from the D-Jays. after losing 
the first match to the high team 
game of the season. Dot Hicks rolled 
a 174-443 and Jerry O'Neill a 204-544 
for the losers while Doc Bennett’s 616 
was the top individual roll for the 
season. Matt Millard’s 521 series led 
the Falcons as they won two from the 

(OfdcDMSL €r 


EXS Frank L. Robinson, SC, USX. from 
the USS WINDHAM BAY was the only 
officer to report for duty. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty : Wil- 
liam S Miller, HM1, from USS ENHANCE 
(MSO-437); John ( Welter Jr., HN ; 
Thomas F. Neikirk. HN; Franklin P. Mc- 
Lean, I IX ; Lawrence Webster, IIN; Henry 
Clark, HN; Gerald E. Graham. HN John 
Fosco, HN; Preston R. Bankhead, FIN; 
Domingo Salazar. IIN; William E Pillow. I 
1 1 \ . Jen s A Keefer, HN Charles G Nes 
ter, HN ; John G. Fertal. HN LeGrand 
Boyette, IIN; Clyde B. Stipe. HN, all from 
IICS, Great Lakes, 111.; Basil Copeland. 
11X11, from the USS ENDURANC E (MSO 
435); Milner R. Leach, IIM3, from Xav 
Me l School, Bcthesda, Md. ; Nova L Mar- 
tini, HN, from IICS. Bainbridge, Md. 

Officers detached : LT George W O'Brien, 
MC, USNR, to inactive dut\ ; LT William 
s Kiyasu. MC, USNR, to USX 11, Yoko- 
suka, Japan; LTJG Elizabeth A. Ballard, 
XL. USNR, to USNFL Guam. 

Enlisted personnel detached; Norman A 
Hamblin, HM1. to XavSec, MAAG, Sai- 
gon, Vietnam; Cecil E Evntt, HM1, to 50 
Fell St., San Francisco: James E. Webb. 

HN, to USS GI \ will i am mi rCH- 
ELL (TAP 114), Seattle. Wash. Ralph E 
Johnson, II M3; Kieran B. Mooney, MM3; 
Otto Holliman Jr.. HM3; Charles D. Hora, 
MM3; Eddie I Kendricks. 1IM.L Don R. 
King, FIM3; Billy I Martin 1IML James 

E. Midkiff, II M L Richard 11 Pilkington, 
II M3, all to CG, Third MarDiv 

Robert L Biesecker, 11 MC. to USXRTC, 
Alameda; Jerome O. Tichenor, II M3; Paul 
!> Throckmorton, H M 3, both to ( G, FAI F 
P >c ; William T. Slavin, 1 1 M* t<> I SS 
Island, Wash.; Sherman D Vaughn. H MS ; 
Robert J Harmon, IIM3: James F Wheel 
or. II M3, all to CG, First Mar Aircraft Wing ; 
Charles S. Grantham T r. , MM3, to USS 
GEORGE ( LYMEK (APA 27) . Sturat L 
Cannon, IIN: Robert 1 Mawhinnev. IIN. 
both to USNS, San Francisco. Gene A 
Chapman. 1IN; James McGrow, II X. both 
to USNAF, Monterey . Joseph D. Gillespie 
lr., FIN, to US Nav Mag. Port Chicago ; 
Harold Hummingbird. IIN , George R. 
Pharcs. HN ; Carrol II Sanders, IIN : Alton 
B Staten Jr . HN. all to US RadLab. USNS, 
San Francisco; Bobby (« Watkins. HN, 

F. ugene Morris, IIN, both to NAS, Alameda. 

A Letter of Commendation was 
presented to Eddie J, Kendricks, 
IIIYI3, for his services as assistant to 
the chaplains. “Your work in this 
capacity has been outstanding in 
every respect, and your initiative and 
willing cooperation have been of in- 
valuable aid to the chaplains ir 
carrying out a well -integrated pro- 
gram. In addition to your routin’ 
duties, you have gone far beyond the 
call of duty in assisting voluntee. 
workers in the Navy Relief office,' 
the CO’s letter said. 

Robert J. Hannon, HM3, received 
a Letter of Commendation for hi 
services as Chaplain's Assistant. “B;, 
your willingness to perform the man) 
tasks assigned you, often at the sac- 
rifice of your own time and liberty,! 
you have contributed to the mission 
of the Chaplain’s Division. Your un- 
tiring efforts, both in the office, and 
for Divine Services, are deeply ap- 
preciated and your correct manner 
in the line of duty is especially note- 
worthy,” the letter said. 

I haven’t been abroad in so long 
lat I almost speak English without 
n accent. — BENCFILEY 

Joe V. Shehan, HM3. received a 
Letter of Commendation from the 
CO for “Outstanding work during the 
eleven months you have been as- 
signed to the EENT Department. In 
the performance of your duties you* 
have shown unusual initiative, lead- j 
ership and application of knowledge. 
Your intelligence, resourcefulness 
and dependability are highly com- 
mendable. Your work has reflected 
great credit upon yourself, this hos- 
pital and the Naval Service ” 

1R st op the "E” PEN = to u -» o r-' - r r S Et 

ast week by ^* ccut J]L ! . ° Gra n t HN Ward 56; James Serett, HM3, Ward 51 A; and William G. Gross, 

thoa^.DT3. Building 35G, ^ryG^niH^^ m0 rning inspections and of Tuesday 

" r corpsman on 56; and Robert Norbv for Haro.d Borders. HN. 
^ilr corpsman on 66A, since both were on leave at the tin., the picture was token. 

Hilltoppers Take 
Class B Track 

The Hilltopper track team earned 
the 12ND Class B Track and Field 
championship for the third succes- 
sive year and the right to keep the 
Commandant’s Trophy at Oak Knoll 
permanently when they competed at 
Moffett Field on 23 May. 

The championship meet this year 
was a combined Class A and B Com- 
mand performance, which definitely 
stiffened the competition for a small 
station such as Oak Knoll. 

Final tabulation of points for the 
A & B meet put NAS. Moffett Field 
1 way out in front with 113 points; 
NAS Alameda in. second place with 
55 L 2 points; Treasure Isle, third with 
18 points; and Oak Knoll fourth with 
12’i points, followed by two more A 
Commands, Mare Island and San 
Francisco Naval Shipyard, and two 
Class B entrants, Port Chicago and 
NAS, Oakland. 

Thinclads who claimed the cham- 
pionship for Oak Knoll were Bob 
Braux, who placed second in the 440- 
yard dash; Dick Baker, a four-event 
winner in last year’s duel, who came 
•i In third in the 120 high hurdles and 
WBisted the 88(Kyard relay team to a 
third place; and Cecil Bledsoe who 
was involved in a three-way tie for 
second place. On the relay team with 
Baker were Charley Beal, Jimmy 
Mauldin, and Dick Owens. 

Foreign Rehab Leaders Visit PRL 

, . .i x - ^ a no r* A DT Thnm Q Q .T f!antv 

Distinguished visitors from Aus- 

tralia and Japan were among those 
signing the guest book at the Pros- 
thetic Research Laboratory recently. 

They were Dr. Naomi M. Wing, 
medical director of the Rehabili- 
tation Centre, Royal South Sydney 
Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and Dr. 
Toshiyuki Sato, director of the Waka- 
kusaen Home and Hospital for Crip- 
pled Children in Hiroshima-City, 
Japan. Both doctors toured PRL, 
visited Occupational Therapy and 
Physical Therapy, and conferred 

with CAPT Thomas J. Canty, whom 
they will meet again in London next 
month when all three will attend the 
meetings of the International So- 
ciety for the Crippled and Disabled. 

Dr. Wing was brought to Oak Knoll 
by Arthur K. Flanagan of the Ala- 
meda County Easter Seal Society. 
Dr. Sato was accompanied on his visit 
here by Keitaro Sekiguchi. manag- 
ing director, Tamazuka Securities 
Co., Ltd., Tokyo, and Yoshio Teriumi 
of the Bank of Tokyo of California, 
San Francisco. 

Barbecue, Dance 
On Schedule For 
HC Birthday 

Hospital corpsmen, past and pres- 
ent, will gather at Oak Knoll Satur- 
day, 15 June, to celebrate the 59th 
anniversary of the founding of the 
Hospital Corps. 

Plan of the day includes a picnic 
and barbecue on the hospital’s base- 
ball diamond from 1200 to 1800, fol- 
lowed by a birthday dance at the 
Chief Petty Officer’s Club, at which 
cake-cutting honors will be shared 
by the senior and junior hospital 
corpsmen present. Jack Marten and 
his orchestra will provide music for 
dancing from 2100 to 0100. 

Since guests from all over the dis- 
trict are expected to attend the all- 
day celebration, special “freshening- 
up” facilities will be provided in 
Ward 80A between the picnic and 

Members of the Hospital Corps at 
Oak Knoll traditionally act as hosts 
f or the annual birthday celebration 
*n this area, and as many as a thou- 
sand persons have attended in the 

The committee on arrangements 
includes John M. Simms. HMC. 
chairman; W. W. Murphy, HMC, 
Carl Stephenson, HM1, Harold Hen- 
sle, HM1, D. M. Gilbert. HM3, Chris 
Eckl, JOSN, and Dave Alba, HM2. 

Baseball Today 

Mare Island Naval Shipyard 

Oak Knoll 

1500 Everybody Come! 

CDR Millard Retires on 30--to New Bowling Alley 

CDIt Matthew J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer for the hos- 
pital for the past two years, gets a farewell handshake from Admiral Owsley 

Members of the staff wished CDR 
Matthew J. Millard, the hospital’s 
Administrative Officer, farewell and 
“happy bowling” before he left Oak 
Knoll last Friday after spending 30 
years and 21 days in the Navy. 

MSC officers said it with a party at 
the Officers’ Club Saturday night; 
CPO’s with a party at their club the 
evening of 22 May; civilians and en- 
listed men who worked with him in 
the Ad Building with cake and coffee 
in the organization room on 28 May. 

CDR Millard, one of the com- 
pound’s most enthusiastic bowlers, is 
retiring to civilian life to mix busi- 
ness with pleasure by operating the 
San Leandro Bowling Center, which 
he recently purchased 
The popular MSC officer joined the 
Navy as an HA in May 1927 and has 
since had the usual variety of assign- 
ments at stateside Naval hospitals, 
aboard the USS CHAUMONT and 
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Page Two 


The Oak Teaf 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

RADM J. Q. Owsley, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

CDR M. J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports: Robert Bristol, HM2; Lt. W'aylond Bennett, MC, USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers: Stanley Smith, MMC, John M. Simms, IIMC, Carl Stevenson, HM1. 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 

“The Oak Leaf” is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
ment and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

“The Oak Leaf” receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of “The Oak Leaf,” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

FridaY. 7 June, 1957 

No. 12 

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Honor is a difficult thing to define. It means many things to many people. 

Among certain groups the code of honor is much more exacting than in 
others, but in all groups there is a certain standard. For example, we have 
often heard that there is honor even among thieves. 

Almost everyone agrees, however, that basically a man’s honor is a sense 
of values that he applies to his own behavior, as well as to the standards 
of his profession or calling. 

Before we can discuss the honor of a person in the service we must realize 
than an honorable serviceman must first be an honorable man and an 
honorable American. He can hardly be one of these without, at the same 
time, being both of the others. 

An honorable man could be described by listing the many characteristics — 
honesty, uprightness, manly dignity, and so on— which human experience 
has shown to be worthy of esteem But these are clearly so fundamental 
to every man that such a listing should be unnecessary. All of us know 
that an honorable man distinguishes between right and wrong and attempts 
to do what is right. He keeps his promises. He wants to be proud of his 
actions, because he realizes that they must be worthy of his dignity as a 
man. He recognizes the existence of a moral code and he tries to live by it. 
He is not self-centered, because he knows that he is part of the community 
of man and that this relation to his fellow men entails responsibilities to- 
ward them. No man is perfect, but an honorable man is ashamed of his 
faults and is not content unless he is striving to eliminate them and make 
his life more worth while. All this and more applies to every man. no matter 
what his calling. 

LCDR Raymond J. Talty. CHC. USNR 
Catholic Chaplain 

UJfdcDMSL &■ J’OMWsit 

Officer personnel re]x>rtmK for duty : 
I TJ<; Helen A. Sokol, NC. t : SNR ; ENS 
Elona I. Estes. NC, USNR. from USNH, 


Enlisted personnel reportmK for duty: 
James Fry, II M3; John Boss, HN, from 
USNH. Bremerton, Washington ; Bobby 
Bowman, II M3, from Naval Air Station, 
Alameda, Calif.; James Crandall, HMl, 
from 2nd Mar Div., Camp Lcjeune. N C. ; 
Donald Greenslit, II M3, from Naval Dis- 
pensary, Treasure Island, Calif.; Beverly 
Madsen. IIN(W); Carol Wilson, IIN(W), 
from HCS, Bainbridge, Md. ; Benjamin 
strickle, HMl. from NTC, Bainbridge, Md. 

Officers detached: C HMEDSERVN R .\ I 
Albert Bauer, t T SN, Naval Shipyard, Val- 
lejo, Calif.; EC DR R II. \\ at ten, MC, 
l SN. to NMRU No. 2, Taipei, Taiwan ; 
LT Pauline Kucnzi, NC, I'SN, to 1 niversity 
of Minnesota; LT Alice Murphy, NC USN, 
to USNH. Guam; LTJG Lclah Spencer, 
\C USNR, to NAD, Hawthorne, Nev. ; 
LT Nancy Leonard. N C. U S N R . LT j6 
Irene J. Teimcr, N( . I SNR, to MAAL, 
Twi. Taiwan: LT Dorothy Powers. NC, 
USN. to USNH, Bainbridge, Md. ; 

Dorothy M. Mvcrs, NC. USNR. to inactive 
duty; CDR M. J. Millard, MSC, USN; and 
LCDR Lina Stearns, NC, USN, to retire- 

Enlisted personnel detached: David Ad- 
dison, HN, to Naval Air Facility, Monterey. 
Calif.; L,orin Waxman, II N, to Naval Air 
Station Moffett Field, Calif.; Jackson Lewis, 
H M3 ; Charles Wilkinson, HN, David Num- 
rich. HN, Cliff Reid, H M 3 , Richard Owens. 
II M3, James Noel, HM3, Richard Kress, 
1 1 M 3 , all to CG. 3rd Mar. Div. FMF; Cam- 
pagna Salvatore, II N, and Robert Brower, 
H M 3, to USNH, San Diego. Calif.; John 
Scott. II M3, and James Shiver, HN to CG, 
1st Mar. Div. FMF; Harold Yeary, HM3, 
to CG, First Marine Brigade; Joe V. She 
ban. II M 3 , to USS SHANGRI LA 
(CVA-38); Paul Cavaiani, HMC, to USS 
Fred C. Heide, II M3; Donald Holland, 
II M3, to USNH, Bremerton, Wash.; \Yil- 
lan Easley, HN; Gerald C Larsen, II M3, 
to USNH. Great Ukes, 111. 

The Hospital Corps is unique in 
that it is composed entirely of enlist 
ed and ex-enlisted men. 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tuesdays. 1215-1245, 
Bldg. 133 



0600, 0830 

DAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 

Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 



IN 67 A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 

Friday. 7 June. 1957 


Since the story comes from no lest 

a source than the Saturday Review 
I take the liberty of repeating it here V 
Robert Eliot Fitch, the eminent pro- ‘ 
fessor of Christian Ethics, met a j 
friend on the golf course one mom. - » 
ing. who remarked. "You know, doc- k 
tor, after I read your book on food 1 
poisoning I couldn’t eat properly for 
weeks; and sine? I read your book 
on insomnia, I haven’t been able to 
sleep a wink. Tell me. doctor, what r 
are you writing now?” The title of 
Robert Fitch’s new work is THE ‘ 
slender, but wise and witty book in ‘ 
which he illustrates, with such varied 
examples as Hemingway. Elvis Pres- 
ley and Doctor Kinsey, that it was 
only the mystery of sex that made 
it interesting, while contemporary 
frankness has reduced it to mert ■ 

! biology. 

Anna P. Stone 

Virginia Bjork 

CO Cites Two 
Civilian Women 

Two civilian women staff members 
have been commended by the Com- 
manding Officer for their outstand- 
ing performance of duty. They are 
Anna P. Stone. Collection Agent, and 
Virginia Bjork. Mail Room Super- 

Mrs. Stone, who has handled hos- 
pital collections here for more than 
a decade, was cited for her knowledge 
of her duties, her loyalty, integrity, 
and devotion to duty, all of which 
“reflect great credit upon this com- 

“It is most noteworthy that there 
has never been an exception taken 
as to the accuracy and integrity of 
your accounts during any of the 

many audits and inspections con- 
ducted by representatives of the Navy 
Audit Office or the General Account- 
ing Office.” the commendation read 
in part. 

Mis. Bjork’s commendation spoke 
of the fact that she has not limited 
her endeavors to phases of operation 
specifically concerned with her job 
but has set about learning operations 
that have heretofore been assigned to 
a chief hospital corpsman. "Because 
of your initiative it has been possible 
to make the chief's billet available 
for reassignment to other duties. 
During a six months’ period of almost 
constant change in military person- 
nel in your unit it continued to 
function smoothly and efficiently." 
according to the CO’s letter. 

Nothing is dearer to the heart o. 
the English people than a good pc* 
soner, and when the man is a doctc v 
and a gambling man to boot, they ; 
dote on him. More than one hundred : 
years ago, William Palmer was * 
hanged as a poisoner — although m 
poison was found in his victim’s body. 
That he went to the gallows, quietly 
and with dignity, so enraged the ' 
crowd of more than 30.000 that they ' 
shouted “Cheat. Twister." to the man ■* 
they had come to see kicking at the >?• 
end of the rope. In THEY HANGED • 
Graves, poet, and novelist has drawn 
a wonderful picture of early Victor- - 
ian life, worthy of a Dickens or a 
Cruikshank » 1 

No day in the whole history r i 
mankind, has so captured the imag. V 
nation of poets and writers as that ; 
most solemn day in the whole Chris- 
tian calendar Good Friday In THEii- 
gives us sometimes a prose poem, . 
sometimes a careful explanation of a 
Jewish ritual, the preparation of 
food. Jewish or Roman customs, but 
throughout a vigorous report of 
events; this book covers the time 
from six p.m. Thursday to the eve- 
ning of the next day. and Christ’s 


“Life of self, family and employees 
not safe; want protection immedi- 
ately.” With these ominous words of 
the Indian Agent Nathan Meeker,, t 
we begin the story of MASSACRE; 
ER. the grim tale of the celebrated \ 
“Meeker Massacre” which sheds bril- 
liant light on the entire culminating 
chapters of the opening of the West. 

The Hospital Corps is the only 
single staff corps in military history 
to have received a commendation 
from the head of a department. The 
late James Forrestal. Secretary of 
Defense, commended the corps for its 
over-all performance of service above 
and beyond the call of duty in World 
War II. 

Swimminq Lessons For 
Staff and Dependents 

Lessons for everyone from tad- 
poles to advanced swimmers will be 
given at the local pool beginning 
around 1 July, according to latest 
word from Special Services. 

Staff members and their depend- 
ents may enroll as beginners, inter- 
mediate swimmers, swimmers, ad- 
vanced swimmers, and senior life- 
savers. if enough sign up for each 
group to warrant giving the instruc- 
tion. All are urged to enroll at the 
swimming pool at their earliest con- 

page Three 


~ n^rl for patients to be discouraged about their white things, 
N ?, m :T.,ree patients on their first wash day at O.U Knoll. A boa of Tide. 
“J Klne , All. Rinso White, or Ivory Snow, plus a few nickels 

a v -dTspent at the Patient’s Laundromat, and the washing problem is easily 


CDR Stearns Retires; 
-ill Travel, Study 

Washday Problems? 
Try the Laundromat 

LCDR Lina Stearns has retired 
from the Navy Nurse Corps after 20 
- •*, -s' active duty, taking with her 
, e cO’s commendation for her out 
standing contributions as nursing 
supervisor on the Psychiatric Service 
many pleasant memories of her 
associations here. 

j^iss Stearns trained at Emergency 
Hospital, Washington, D.C., and had 
postgraduate training in psychiati ic 
nursing at the University of Colo- 
rado Psychiatric nursing has been 
her major interest for the past ten 
years - In 1956, under Navy auspices, 
she visited Psychiatric hospitals in 
> England and brought back to this 
Mychiatric Center the benefits of 
ner observations there. 

During her stay in this area, Miss 
Stearns has been an active member 
of the HaySan (Hayward-San Lean- 
dro) Toastmistress Club. Her plans 
*for the future include a six months’ 
vacation in Japan, where she plans 
to observe the people, their cuture, 

’ their art and cooking, and she will 
visit the hospitals and make side trips 
to Hong Kong, Bangkok, and other 

oriental cities. 

Upon her return she will enter 
Mills College, where she has been ac 
cepted for advance study toward a 
Master’s Degree in education. 

A most welcome addition to hos- 
pital facilities was recently installed 
in the basement of Building 123 — a 
laundromat especially for the use of 

Gone are the days of socks and 
shorts and skivy shirts soaking in 
the ward washbowls, of clothes dry- 
ing in the hopper rooms. Gone are 
the days of “tattle tale gray.” Com- 
plete washing facilities are now avail- 
able from 1000 to 1600 Monday 
through Friday, 

Three automatic washing machines 
and an automatic dryer are avail- 
able to all comers at a nominal cost. 

The laundromat is strictly a “do 
it yourself” operation, but it is super- 
vised by a special detail. 

All patients are urged to make use 
of this new convenience. 

Five Nurses to Attend 
Santa Barbara Workshop 

Five Oak Knoll nurses will spend 
next week in Santa Barbara attend- 
ing a University of California work- 
shop in “Administrative and Super- 
visory Positions” for nurses. 

In the group will be LCDR s Esther 
Schmidt. Alma Ballentine, Lucille 
Otero, Roberta Ohrman. Ruth Mitch- 
ell. and LT Louise Koos 


Dr. Tandy proudly displaying e 
handsome wall barometer (with en- 
graved inscription) he receive a 
a memento of his recent appe* - 
ance on Doctors’ News Conference 
(KRON-TV). . • • HMC Russd 

Chamberlain and a very glamo 
young redhead named Pamela com- 
ing out of the whale’s mouth at Fair y- 
land Sunday. . . . Dr. Chet Issarang- 
kool posing for a picture with his 
head in a lion’s mouth, same day, 
same place. ... Dr. and Mrs. Watten, 
recently detached, strolling in the 
sunshine at Lakeside Park, their 
children sipping “snow cups” and all 
wondering what it will be like in 
Formosa. . . . CWO Scribner prov- 
ing (with snapshots) the black bass 
were big and bountiful at Clear Lake 

last week Chief Ed Mahoney of 

EST School scouting for discarded 
sailor uniforms for some El Cerrito 
Sea Scouts he knows— can anyone 
help? . • • Vivian Swofford proudly 
displaying clippings from the British 
newspapers — the story of son Bill 
as a hydroplane racer. In his craft, 
“Miss 'Waveney.” Bill (commonly 
known as LT William S. Swofford, 
Jr., USAF) has won first place four 
times in the sport that occupies the 
spare time of jet pilots with the 55th 
FTR Bmr. Sq. based at Essex. . . . 
Friends receiving the announcement 
of Carol Ann Worthey’s marriage on 
4 May in Phoenix, Ariz., to William L. 
Tressler, both of NP Service. . . • LT’s 
J. L. Young and L. W. Burr receiving 
congratulations on making LCDR. 

. LT M. L. Keller of anesthesiology 
receiving same on making USN. . . . 
Captain Canada trading in his “Pink 
Lady” for a green MG with whi 
climb the hill to Quarters B. . 
Father Connolly taking off for his 
annual visit with his brothers, one a 
captain in the New York City Police 
Department, the other an auditor 
for the Atomic Energy Commis- 
sion on Long Island. . . . Joan Smej- 
kal Axworthy visiting the Depend- 
ents Service Clinic regularly and 
looking as glamorous as ever. 

HN, of the OOD’s Office dances with 
a line called the Cribson Dancers at vari- 
ous clubs in the Bay Area, has danced 
all his life and hopes to study dramatics 
and dancing with a well-known Holly- 
wood movie studio when his stint with 
the Navy is over. They're expecting 
him ! 

LCDR Paul J. Preston, MC, USNR 

Dr. Paul Preston 
Cited For Service 

LCDR Paul J. Preston of the Or- 
thopedic Service is returning to his 
civilian practice in Cheyenne. Wyo 
this week after two years’ active duty 
at Oak Knoll — years during which 
his “contributions have been multiple 
and far-reaching," according to the 
letter of commendation he received 
from the CO on the eve of his de- 

Dr. Preston “demonstrated ou 
standing ability as a surgeon, his 
analytic thinking on many occasions 
enabling difficult problems to be in- 
geniously and satisfactorily resolved. 
His willingness and ability to trans- 
mit his knowledge of orthopedics to 
interns and residents without regard 
to the time or physical and mental 
effort involved have been invaluable 
contributions to the Orthopedic Serv- 
ice, the hospital, and the Navy Med- 
ical Department,” the commendation 
■'urther stated. 

In addition to his professional ac- 
tivities, Dr. Preston was one of the 
founder^ of the hospital’s amateur 
radio station, K6SXP, after qualify- 
ing for his own license here. 

Dr. Preston is a graduate of the 
University of Wichita. He received 
his MD at the University of Penn- 
sylvania in 1946 and had postgradu- 
ate training in Kansas City, Mo. He 
is certified to the American Board 
of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fel- 
low of the American Academy of Or- 
thopedic Surgeons. He and Mrs. 
Preston have two children, Margaret, 
3*2, and Susan, 6 months. 

Admiral Owsley gave LCDR Lina Stearns his commendation and best 
wishes for smooth sailing in civilian life when she retired on 27 May alter 

n A . « . n ,n n .1 4 U ltiw.n nm* 

wasnes for smooth sailing in civilian lire wnen sue rei.rcu ”*■ *-■ * — 

20 years in the Navy Nurse Corps. Looking on is CAPT Robert R. Deen, one 
°f her many coworkers who turned out for the commendation ceremony. 

Sherry of Berkeley, apparently an 
old army man with a good sense of 
humor and considerable affection for 
the Navy, recently sent the hospital a 
check for Navy Relief with the no- 
tation: “Might tell the CO this is 
army money and make it go a long 
way.” Now comes another check from 
Mr. Sherry for the Naval Academy’s 
Memorial Stadium Fund, with an- 
other note: “Want nice place to beat 

LIFE BEGAN on 20 May for Thom- 
as David Kleh, 8 lb. 9 ox. son for LT 
Thomas If. Kleh and wife Linda . . . 
on 25 May for Heidi Louise Marks, 
8 lb. 8 ox. daughter of LCDR / homas 
S. Marks and wife Jean ... on 27 May 
for Jennifer Ann, 5 lb. 9 ox. daughter 
of LT JG Leonard F. Krause and wife 
Chloe . . . on 1 June for David Glen 
McKey, 7 lb. 10 ox. son for Frank J. 
McKey, HN, and wife Donna. 

CDR Huber Returning 
As Millard Relief 

(Continued from Page 1) 
the USS SARATOGA, and with the 
Fleet Marines at Camp Elliott, San 
Diego: and on Iceland. In 1946, as a 
member of the crew 7 of the hospital 
ship. USS HAVEN, he participated 
in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini. 

CDR Millard has had two tours of 
duty at Oak Knoll, the first from 
1947 to 1949 when he served as Wel- 
fare Officer and later as Finance Of- 
ficer. He returned as Chief of the 
Finance Division in 1953 after serv- 
ing at the Navy Medical Material Of- 
fice, Brooklyn, N. Y., and the Field 
Branch of BuMed. 

In June 1955 CDR Millard became 
Administrative Officer, replacing 
CDR Melvin P. Huber, who will re- 
turn to Oak Knoll as CDR Millard’s 
relief next October. In the interim, 
LCDR G. W. Morrison. Chief of the 
Personnel and Records Division, will 
act as Administrative Officer. 

Page Four 

Knoll Whipped 
By NAS Oakland 

In an encounter loaded with errors. 
Oak Knoll dropped its first Class B 
game 24 May to NAS. Oakland, scor- 
ing three runs on six hits while NAS 
piled up ten runs on seven hits. The 
losing pitcher was Ed Piacentine. 

Oak Knoll’s current standing in 
combined Class A and B competition 
is four losses and two wins and in 
Class B alone is one loss and no wins. 

LT Alfield Forbord and LTJG Anne 
Tierney receive certificates earned 
for outstanding- performance, abil- 
ity, and sportsmanship as members 
of the 1956-57 Twelfth Naval District 
All-Star Bowling Team. The certifi- 
cates, signed by RADM John R. Red- 
man. USN, 12ND Commandant, and 
Ben L. Harris, 12ND Director of Ath- 
letics, were also awarded to LT’s 
Thekla Morris and Gretchen Hill. 

Hellcats Trounce 
Knollites, 7-2 

In a nonleague practice game, the 
Naval Air Station Hellcats from Ala- 
meda trounced Oak Knoll, 7-2, here 

The losing pitcher was Jerry Det- 
weiller. Hitting for Oak Knoll in the 
clutch were Bobby Cox and Tom 

Alameda is due back for the sched- 
uled league game on the 12th of June. 

Anybody For Tennis? 
Softball? Swimming? 

The Twelfth Naval District Cham- 
pionships will be held at Oak Knoll 
on 20 June, according to Bob Bristol, 
hospital athletic director, who would 
like anyone interested to call him im- 
mediately at Ext. 593. The meet is for 
both men and women. 

Waves and nurses are needed for 
the Girls’ Varsity Softball team. Any- 
one interested please call LTJG 
Anne Tierney, Ext. 380. 

Oak Knoll is entered in the 12ND 
swimming and diving competitions 
to be held at TI on 26 June, 
and individual entrants are urgently 
needed. Again, phone Ext. 593. 

Richard H. Pilkington, HM3, re- 
ceived a Letter of Commendation 
from Admiral Owsley for his out- 
standing work during the 13 months 
he was assigned to the EENT Depart- 
ment. “In the performance of your 
duties you have shown unusual ini- 
tiative and resourcefulness and have 
mastered the technique of audio- 
metric testing, as well as being a 
competent assistant in eye surgery. 
On many occasions you have volun- 
teered to remain several hours over- 
time in order to assist with heavy 
work loads.” the letter read in part. 

Traveling Long Beach 
Club Nosed Out, 3-2 

Bobby Cox provided the big bat on 
26 May, blasting two for two and 
walking once to assist in a victory 
over the Long Beach Naval Station’s 
baseball team. The Long Beach men, 
currently touring the Eleventh and 
Twelfth Naval Districts, were win- 
ners over NAS, Alameda, of the “A” 
division but apparently couldn’t mus- 
ter the spirit or spark to stop an en- 
thusiastic organization of hospital 

Bob Weeski was the winning pitch- 
er who held the visitors to three hits. 

Guided Missile 
Men Bow to Knoll 

The booming bats of Don Dunkel. 
Vic Irving, Joe Wojeski, and Jim 
Gullion silenced the U. S. Army 
NIKE Base team from the hills of 
Castro Valley on 27 May. 

Vic Irving started on the mound 
for the locals, but was relieved in the 
fifth by Smiling Ed Piacentine. who 
held the guided missile men to an 
earthly loss. This is the second time 
Oak Knoll has defeated the NIKE 

Dentalmen Lead as 
League Nears End 

Nearing the finish of a hot intra- 
mural league with Dental firmly 
holding their first-place position, the 
race is now on for second and third 
places. The main contenders for sec- 
ond are Surgery and Artificial Limb, 
while puffing and panting for third 
are the E.S.T. School and Special 
Services. Current standings are as 





















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1 1 

I . 

A Navy Hospital Corpsman Is 
A Mighty Splendid Thing! 

(Reprinted by request from the OAK LEAF for IS June 1956) 

A Navy Hospital Corpsman is a mighty splendid thing. Having joined &fp.n 
the Navy to see the world »or because he was drafted), somewhere along - 
the line he expresses a preference or shows an aptitude for hospital work 
—and he gets it. Once he becomes an HN. Navy life still has a tremend-'l -*u 
ous variety of possibilities, though all now lie within the boundaries ot l> 
one of the Navy’s 28 hospitals, between the bulkheads of a Navy ship or f 
plane, at a dispensary, perhaps at some isolated spot, where he may be 
doctor, nurse, and corpsman rolled into one— or on a blazing battlefield 

A sailor wearing a caduceus (the serpent-twined staff of Aesculapius— 
Greek God of medicine) or a “crow’’ on his sleeve does not necessarily 
take care of the sick, though this often happens. But he always know^ 
how, for in addition to his weeks in corps school, he attends regular 
classes in nursing procedures after he is assigned to hospital duty Day- 
times he may wear a policeman’s star and assist the Security Officer in 
disciplining wayward shipmates. Nighttimes he may be assigned to a 
special watch over a patient in an oxygen tent. A corpsman is competent 
in peace and courageous in war, where he has consistently served— many 
times died — with valor. 

Hospital corpsmen, who will mark the 59th anniversary of the founding 
of their corps on 17 June— at work as usual— were first known as “loblolly 
boys”— loblolly being a kind of gruel served to the sick. They have since 
been known as “nurse (male),” "baymen,” "surgeon’s stewards,” an' 
“pharmacist’s mates.” 

Today a corpsman may answer to “Doc” or "Mac." Or something like 
“Hey, Bonecrusher!” may be his summons. He’ll come; for patience is 
one of his virtues. Whatever or however a corpsman may be called, h. 
has the respect of patients, doctors, and nurses, and though he woula 
be the last to admit it, he is often accused of being an angel in disguise. 

The Hospital Corps, composed entirely of enlisted and ex-enlisted per- 
sonnel today numbers more than 23.000. Some 500, including Hospital- 
men (W), as Waves are designated, are on duty at Oak Knoll. 

As in other medical installations throughout the Navy, the hospital- 
man is a “jack of all trades.” He is a ward corpsman. He burps and 
bottlefeeds babies, draws blood from volunteer donors, works with doctors 
in surgery. He X-rays ailing organs, puts broken bones in casts, examines - 
tissue specimens in the lab, does electrocardiograms, treats psychiatric it 
patients. He is concerned with food and finance; does medical photog- 
raphy, keeps records. He acts as life guard at the swimming pool, as 
athletic director, manager of the EM Club, is a mainstay of Educational 
Services, drives the mail truck, works in pharmacy, serves as chaplain’s 1 ' 

The most versatile group in the Navy, the Medical Department's lob- 
lolly boys have made good! 

4 Splits Lead Husband-Wife League 

A pink elephant is a beast of bour- 

Going into the final three weeks of 
bowling in the Husband-Wife league 
the 4 Splits (Irvings and Rewalts) 
hold a one and a half game lead over 
the second place D-Jays (O’Neills 
afid Hicks). With a like margin back 
in third place are the Double Enns 
(Ennises and Bennetts). In fourth 
place one game out of third are the 
Falcons (Millards and Prices). The 
Vagabonds (Smiths and Wells) are 
in fifth place, while in the league 
basement are the Kool Kats (Loves 
and Kuziaras). 


Tonight, 7 June 

Ewell, Anne Francis. 

Saturday, 8 June 

Genevieve Page. 

Sunday. 9 June 

erie French, Gia Scala. 

Monday, 10 June 

Maureen O’Hara, Tim Iiovey. 

Tuesday, 1 1 June 

THREE BRAVE MEN — Ray Milland, 
Ernest Borgnine. 

Wednesday, 12 June 

Hunter, Natalie Wood. 

Thursday. 13 June 

ney. Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgcon 

Friday, i4 June 

bie Reynolds, Walter Brennan. Leslie Niel- 

Saturday. 15 June 

CONGO CROSSING — Virginia Mayo, 
George Nadar. 

Individual leaders are: high aver 
age, Jerry O’Neill and Helen Kuziara 
high series: Doc Bennett and Joann 
O'Neill; High game: Vic Irving an 
Vivian Millard. 

Results of tenth week: Matt Mil 
lard rolled a 204-206-547 as the Fal 
cons took two from the Vagabond 
despite a 209-533 series by D. E 
Smith. Vic Irving rolled a 212-53 
series as the 4 Splits took two game 
from the Double Enns. Despite i- 
209-503 series by Jim Hicks the D 
Jays lost two games to the Kool KaJ 
as Helen Kuziara rolled a 425 serie.* 

Eleventh week: Doc Bennett rollei 
a 541 series and wife Ellen a 404. a 
the Double Enns took all three game 
from the Kool Kats. The D-Jay 
made it a clean sweep from the Fal 
cons as Jerry O'Neill hit a 508 serie: 
Joanne O'Neill a 451 and Dottie Hick 
a 410 series. The Vagabonds and th 
4-Splits split exactly even in thei 
three-game set. . 

Twelfth week: The 4-Splits sal 
vaged the spare game from the Koo 
Kats as Vic Irving rolled a 200-51’ “ 
while Helen Kuziara rolled a 42' 
series for the losers. Doc Bennet 
rolled a 218-515 series as the Doubli 
Efims won two and tied one with th( 
Falcons. Jerry O’Neill rolled a 204- 
549 series and wife Joanne a 48 
series as the D-Jays made it a clea) 
sweep from the Vagabonds. 


Admiral Nimitz to Speak at 
Intern Graduation Exercises 

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz will deliver the addr e« i wh >en 

and dental interns are 

honored at graduation exercises and a reception here 

Friday, 28 June. h«snit»l natients are invited 

Officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel and P ' services Build- 

to attend the program scheduled for 1700 in the Community Services * 

Stumping the experts on WHAT’S MY LINE? would be no trick for 
\ Jimmie Reed and “Scotty” Scott. Reed, left, whose official title is animal 
' aretaker and Scott, principal laboratory technician in charge of the Oak 
Knoll “Mouse House,” not only breed, cull, wean, and sex mice; they also 
paint them— all in the interest of research. 


Inside Building 132 


This is the story of mice and the 


men who raise them for Navy re 

Since 1948, the Bureau of Medicine 
and Surgery, through Navy Medical 
Research Unit 1, has maintained a 
colony of white mice at the Oak 
Knoll “mouse house” in Building 132. 

• The man in charge is Ed “Scotty” 
Scott, principal laboratory techni- 
cian, who interestingly enough, was a 
hospital corpsman here during World 
War II and was transferred to 

i, NAMRU 1 specifically to learn this 

* work. • 

Responsible to LCDR Jack W. Mil- 
lar, MC, USN, Commanding Officer 
of NAMRU 1 on the U. C. Campus 
and of the Navy Biological Labora- 
tory at Naval Supply Center, Oak- 
land, Scotty has been in charge since 
the, colony was moved here from 
Berkeley nearly a decade ago. Assist- 
ing him are “mousekeepers” Jimmie 
Reed and John Porter. 

Census of the colony of mice 
(known as an ABC strain and noted 

■ jfor strength and reliability) averages 
7500 — enough to frighten all the 
ladies in a good-sized town. This in- 
cludes breeding- stock (1500 females 
and 300 males). Each male shares 
his cubicle with five females — 
painted with a bright yellow solution 
of picric acid and alcohol, one on the 
left side, one on the right, one on 
both, one underneath, one not at all 

— for ^identification and production 
record purposes. Each week sixty fe- 
males go through the “paint shop” — 
and then to work. 

As soon as a female is found to be 

ing auditorium. 

RADM Frederick C. Greaves, Dis- 
trict Medical Officer, will speak on 
the Navy’s intern training program, 
and RADM Daniel W. Ryan, District 
Dental Officer, on the Dental Intern 
training program. RADM John Q. 
Owsley, Commanding Officer, will 
preside at the program and intro- 
duce the guest speakers, and Admir- 
al Greaves will present certificates 
to the graduating interns. 

A reception at the Officers’ Club 
for the doctors and dentists, their 
families and friends, will follow the 
graduation exercises. 

Completing their medical intern- 
ships are LT’s Perry Ah-Tye, Rich- 
ard A. Baker, Dan H. Buie, Pat A. | 
Cato, Courtney Clark, Normar 
Ruiter, Abel R. Ellingson, Dudley J. 
Gaeckle, Edmund P. Jacobs, Neil P. 
Kenney, Richard A. Millington, John 
Mumma, Robert G. O’Connor, Mal- 
colm R. Powell, John R. Reynolds, 
Jay B. Simpson, George E. Stahl, 
Ralph E. Wallace, Jr., Clyde M. 
Woods, and Richard W. Ziegler. 

Dental interns graduating are 
LT’s Richard A. Lattner and Elgene 
G. Mainous. 

Residencies Here For Nine 

Drs. Buie, Clark, De Ruiter, Jacobs, 
Millington, and Woods will receive 
orders to the Naval School of Avia- 
tion, Pensacola, Fla. Drs. Ah-Tye, 

pregnant — “It’s as obvious as if she 
were wearing a smock” — says Scotty, 
she is isolated in an apartment of | Reynolds, and Gaeckle will remain 
her own, complete with wall-to-wall ! here for residency training in gen- 

CORPSMEN shared cake-c u 1 1 i n g 
honors when Oak Knoll entertained 
approximately 850 guests last Satur- 
day in observance of the 59th Birth- 
day of the Corps. They were CDR 
Edward G. Dennis, 72, who enlisted 
in July 1908. retired in August 1947, 
and now lives in Oakland — and Roy 
Lee Sullivan, HN, 18, of Silsbee, Tex., 
who enlisted last September and ar- 
rived at Oak Knoll 14 June. 

pine shavings, a feeder through 
which she can nibble her scientifi- 
cally prepared “lab chow” any time 
of the day or night, and a water bot- 

eral surgery, Dr. Ellingson for a resi 
dency in orthopedic surgery; Dr. O’- 
Connor, anesthesiology; Dr. Powell, 
internal medicine, Dr. Stahl, otolar- 

V/ A VA m -w v* V* J w— — — — ^ w - — 

tie with a pin-point opening through yngology, and Dr. Wallace, OB-GYN. 

(Continued on Page 2) 

Doctors Clark, Doolan 
On Program at AMA 

Dr. Baker has orders to Columbia 
Hospital for Women, Washington, D. 
C. for an OB-GYN residency; Dr. 
Cato to USNH, San Diego, for resi- 
dency training in pediatrics; Dr. 
Kenney to Milwaukee County Hos- 

Two staff doctors recently re- . 
turned from New York after partici- j P ltal *° r residency in general sur- 
patlng in the program of the recent i «ery. Drs. S.mpson and Ziegler will 

American Medical Association Con- receive general duty assignment^ 

j Dr. Mumma will return to civilian 
ven ion. life in Martinez, where he will have 

CDR Gale Clark, Head of e e " a residency in general practice »t 
rosurgery Branch, presented a paper fa Costa Cq Hospital 

on "Duty After Polyethylene Cranio- | ^ Lattncr haj orders ^ the 


LCDR Paul D. Doolan, Chief 
of the Research Division, was a dis 
cussant, with Dr. William J. Kolff, of 
a paper presented by MAJ Paul E. 
Teschan, MC, USA, on “The Future 
of Hemodialysis in Military Medi 

CAPT Milton Kurzrok, Head of 
the Pediatrics Branch, also attended. 


Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pen- 
dleton, and Dr. Mainous to the USS 

Check For Navy Relief 

Oak Knoll has turned over a check 
for $683.78 to Navy Relief — its con- 
tribution for the year. 

Dr. Emile Holman to 
Speak Here Tuesday 

Dr. Emile Holman, professor emer- 
itus of surgery at Stanford Medical 
School, will speak to staff members 
and their guests in the Medical-Sur- 
gical Conference Room Tuesday eve- 
ning at 2000. 

His subject will be “Personal Rem- 
iniscences of Sir William Osier, Wil- 
liam Stewart Halsted, and Harvey 

New Booklet to Orient 
Neophyte Knollites 

To orient newcomers, the hospital 
has published a pamphlet which is 
now available on each ward for use 
of patients and staff. 

Inside the cover is a map of the 
hospital, with a brief review of its 
history and facilities, and on the 
pages that follow, alphabetieally- 
arranged information on everything 
from bag room and bank to visiting 
hours and watch repairs. 

Page Two 

The Hah Teaf 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

Friday, 21 June, 1957 

P w,ley » ^ USN, Commanding Officer. 

£ lt *: J ° h . n Wc<Jd< ‘ 11 ’ MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

LCDR G. VV . Morrison, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl. JOSN. 

Sports : Robert Bristol, HM2; LT Wayland Bennett, MC. USN; 

L1JG Anne Tierney, NC, USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

riln.*2sL r .?. p J!!”; Joh i kmc. c.n_ st«v.„.o„, 

r> . .T"' ; ‘ v< - oimms, njvm., u.ari Stevenson, HM1. 

Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 

I he Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
m * n * “" d ■" compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

I ne Oak Leaf” receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material oppoarin* in this publication may not be 
repnnted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of The Oak Leaf,” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 21 June, 1957 

No. 13 


On June 12, 1775, one year before the Declaration of Independence was 
written, the Continental Congress, aware that a choice between war and 
peace was imminent, issued what might be called a "Declaration of De- 
pendence on God.” In a most specific way, it reflects the religious outlook 
that prevailed in early America. The document reads in part: "This congress 
. . . do earnestly recommend that Thursday, the twentieth of July next, 
be observed by the inhabitants of the English colonies on this Continent 
as a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer; that we may, with 
united hearts and voices, unfeignedly confess and deplore our many sins 
and offer up our joint supplications to the all-wise, omnipotent, and merci- 
ful Disposer of all events; humbly beseeching Him to forgive our iniquities, 
and remove our present calamities ...” 

In this present time of crucial decisions, each of us can do his part to 
bring this spirit of dependence on God increasingly into our government, 
especially in a time when so much misery has come about because men 
have abandoned or defied Him. 

LCDR George L. Martin, CHC, USN 
Protestant Chaplain 

FATHERS OF DISTINCTION ARE THESE-discovered in a hospital- contest conducted by the Red Cross in celebration of Father's Day 
William E. Gemsh, BTR1, retired, (wearing sailor hat) won the prize fo 
having the oldest child. He has a daughter 64! Father of the most was Carle' 
Sryant MMiC, who has 19 children, the oldest 46. The young man in blue- 
is C harles W. Parker, FN, USN, who collected a prize for being father 
the youngest child. His son, Douglas Ray, was born May 26. On hand t, 
wish the winners and other fathers many happy returns were Carol J, 
Lovell, ARC recreation worker, and Don Owens, HN, corpsman on Ward 
61B, where the finals of the Father’s Day contest were held. 

Haste Makes Waste 

In the coming sultry months, motorists will be hitting the highways to 
beat the heat. 

So remember: 

You can apologize and walk away after you’ve accidentally bumped into 
someone on a sidewalk while not paying attention. 

The results can be very different if you’re driving a car. 

A car, driven carelessly, is as effective a killer as a rifle. You can kill 
others with a car. You can kill yourself. 

You may think you can handle a car at high speeds, but your ability won’t 
make much difference if your brakes fail or your steering mechanism is 

Speeding is about as sensible as pointing a rifle at your head and pulling 
the trigger. The rifle may not be loaded, then again it may. 


(jOnknmsL & J<cumdbIL 

Officer personnel reporting for duty : 
LT Anna G. Hart, NC, USN, from Ma- 
rine Corps Supply Depot. Barstow, Calif. ; 
CIISUIM LK W-3 Trueman E. Field, US- 
NR, .from Naval Comm. Facility, Navy 
No. 830; LTJG Nancy A. Claycomb, NC, 
USNR, from USNII. Yokosuka, Japan; 
CDJ< Henry Santini, MC, USN, from in- 
active duty. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty : 
UN’s Albert C. Speier, Boine R. Fuller, 
Ronald Tusi, Richard Barnes, all from US- 
XII. San Diego, Calif.; Bernice A. Rosin- 
ski from USNII, Great Lakes, 111.; Doug- 
las Duncan from USNH. Camp Pendle- 
ton, Calif.; Jerry McMicnael, NAS, Ala- 
meda, Calif.; Milner R. I<cach. MM3 from 
NAVMEDSCH. Bethesda, Md. ; UN’s 
Robert Delia, Clyde Stipe, Le Brand Boy- 
ette, all from DCS, Great Lakes, 111.; 
Marcy YVhitcshield, Ida Young, Altoon 
Mangrove, all from DCS, Bainbridgc, 
Md. , Sam Isom, IIM1, from Hdqrts. 
Comm.. Brooklyn. N Y. ; Robert King, 
MM3, from NAVCOMSTA, Adak, Alaska; 
Richard Johnson, MM3, from USNATTC 
Norman, Ok la. 

Officer personnel detached: LTJG Walter 
Andersen, MSC, USN. to USS BON IIOM- 
ME JRIcilARD (CvA-31); CAPT John 1>. 
Boland, MC. USN. Stanford Umv. 
School of Medicine for DU I NS ; LI Peggy 
S. Heimberger, NC, USN .to l n.versi y of 
Minnesota for l)U I NS ; CAPT Wayne Han 
sen M < . USN. to ( SMI, Chelsea, Mass.; 
LT Alice Davis. NC. USN to University of 
Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., for Dl INS, 
LT R. w, Schabel, DC, USN. to inactive 

Enlisted personnel detached : William 
O’Connor, MM2, to U.S. Naval Mine Depot, 
Yorktown, Va.: James F. Smith, II M2, to 
USNAS, Port Lyautey, Morocco; John Tu- 
omala, II Ml. to N AVM ISTESTCKN, Pt. 
Mugu, Calif.; Raymond Byers, MM2, to 
USNII, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Ralph 
Marker, II M2, to USNII, Corona, Calif.; 
Clco Pulsifcr, MM3, to USS KENNETH 
WHITING (AV-14); Gicnwood Sawyer, 
MM2, to NAVD1SP, San Francisco, Calif.; 
UN’s Lucian Litchfield, Nellie Knauss, 
Thelma Penn, all to USNII, San Diego, 
Calif.; William Anderson, HMl, to MCAS, 
Beaufort, S.C. ; Delma Tver, HMC, to US- 
NI1, Bainbridgc, Md. ; James Adkins, II M2, 
to USNAS, Jacksonville, Fla.; Halley Bish- 
op, IIMl, to MCRD, Parris Island, N.C. ; 
John J. Devine, HMl; to Naval Gun Fac- 
tory, Wash., D.C.; Wilbur Edstrom. HMl, 
to NAS, Pauxcnt River, Md., Elwyn Garner, 
HM2, to U.S. Naval Shipyard, Mare Island, 
Calif.; James Gray, IIMl, to USNAS, Ala- 
meda, Calif.; Anthony Helmski. IIMC, to 
U.S. Naval Barracks, Annapolis, Md. ; 
Royce Hildebrand, HMl, to USS MID- 
WAY (CYA-41); William Jackson, HMC. 
to Matron 2, NAS, Whidbcy Island, Wash.; 
Garvin R. Keith. II M2, to M CRD, San 
Diego, Calif. ; Elio (n) Maltaldi, IIM2, to 
NTC, San Diego, Calif.; Billy Mathcny, 
II M2, to USNII, Ke\ West, I* la. ; Arthur 
Me Dole, MM2, to USNAAS, Milton, Fla.; 
William McGrath, II M2, to USS ALBANY 
( ( A 1 23 ) ; Evencio Sabas, 1 1 M 2, to COM - 
SI BCOMNELM, Naples, Italy; William 
Scott. IIMl, to NAS, Corpus (liristi. Tex- 
as; John Sorkach, II M2, to Naval Shipyard, 
Portsmouth, Va. ; Emmett Wheatley, HMl, 
to NAS, Pensacola, Fla. 

1400 Mice a Week Go 
To Research Laboratory 

(Continued from Page 1) 

which she can get a small swig when 

A full-term pregnancy is three 
weeks, the interval between litters, 
six weeks. Eleven is the average lit- 
ter, but each mother is allowed to 
keep only eight to insure uniformity 
of the 1400 three-week old mice sup- 
plied to the Navy Biological Labora- 
tory each week. Fifty a week are used 
here for pregnancy tests — but that 
is another story. The average new- 
born weighs one gram (approxi- 
mately 1/30 of an ounce) and meas- 
ures an inch and a half from end of 
nose to tip of tail. “Runts” are culled 
from each litter on arrival. 

When babies are three weeks old. 
they are weaned by being moved to 
new, freshly sterilized quarters of 
their own, while mother moves back 
with father and starts the cycle all 
over again. If all goes well, in 17 days 
she’ll again be isolated — and so on 
until she has produced four families. 
Then, regardless of how she may 
feel about the whole thing, her life’s 
work is over. She is replaced by a 
new female; for litters after the 
fourth have proved less strong. 

Main item on the mouse menu is 
lab chow, but Tuesdays and Thurs- 
days everyone gets bread and milk 
(especially recommended for nurs- 
ing mothers) and Saturdays, chicken 

Scotty ("Knock on wood") reports 
that no disease of any kind has ever 
hit the colony, and he believes main 
factors in the good health and good 
production record here are weekly 
sterilization of all cages and an air 
conditioning system that keeps the 
thermometer at 72 degrees the year 

All inhabitants of the colony are 
descendents of 10 males and 40 fe- 
males with which NAMRU 1 and 
Scotty started in ’44. Archives date 
back to the original parents, and 
keeping family trees up to date down 
to the last twig is an intricate job. 
Scotty figures that since the work 

Morning Coffee Call 
In Red Cross Lounge 

The Red Cross Lounge will now be 
open every Saturday morning from 
1000 to 1200 for coffee call, and on 
Saturday afternoon at 1300 to 1630 
for recreational activities and relax- ; 
ation. The Sunday hours are from 
1300 to 1630. The lounge will be 
closed evenings on weekends for the 
new summer schedule. <’ 

Weekdays, the Red Cross lounge V 
open to patients every afternoon * 
from 1300 to 1630 and open Monday,: 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings . 
from 1830 to 2100. 

We invite all ambulatory patients 
to visit the lounge and the Craft 
Shop, which is open daily except 
Saturday and Sunday from 1300 to 

A mother mouse tries to hide her 
family from the photographer’s 
flash. Average weight of her babies is 
1 gram (1 30 oz.). Runts are consid- 
ered unfit for duty and culled from 
the litter in less time than it takes 
to say “Eeceeceeek!” 

began, more than 26 generations of 
mice have been born and reared 
under his watchful eye. 

"Monotonous? Well. sometimes,**; 
Scotty admits, "but knowing our 
work aids research in many fields 
and will eventually be a service to 
humanity gives us a feeling our job 
is very worthwhile.” 

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Crtd cry> 21 

Another Citation 
For Captain Canty 

And Amputees 

f' ” . commendation "In grate- 

f" ..rcciotion tor .vour service In 

'“ “u of our physically handicapped 

S-dtlyens" has been added » 


THING DEPT.: A well-dressed civil - 
ifitt walked to the sundial in (icndfcau 
Circle the other morning, took out his 
watch , com pared the two dials , pock- 
eted his watch f headed for the main 
gate — (l ll very normal except — there 

lello«-oW'“ T'cant/s collection <«* »• >*«• ] he ‘" omon was "'' w * 
rApT Thomas J- Ga • . . j casting a shadow . . . 

, hLs one for the contribution he | SCENES FROM THE PASSAGE- 

. . ,r,o Afl 1 C WAY parade: Men, women, and 

a ‘members of his staff made at the 
wth meeting of the Presidents 

nittee on Employment ol the 
Svsically Handicapped at Mar- 
• Tuette University. Milwaukee. Wis. 

Q Melvin J- Maas, chairman of the 
m ittee who signed the commen- 
gon for the president, wrote in his 

HC ^your n exhibit tte was outstanding, 
itmnresslve and effective in telling 
STSTof the handicapped. It is 
ELated that over 5.000 persons 
Ed the exhibits, many of whom 
i rere employers, and we are certain 
i hat many future employer decis- 
ns in favor of handicapped work- 
ing employment in the seven 
a iddle West States can be attributed 

to the Exposition.” 

Participating in the Milwaukee 
' -v bit and demonstration of arti- 
ucial limbs were Charles Asbelle, re- 
habilitation specialist, and amputees 
Corbit Ray, Albert Wenger, Jack 
CHt es, and William Smith. 

UKMHour Pins For 
Navy Relief Workers 

Navy Relief Awards and installa- 
tion of new officers were the order of 
the day when the Officers' Wives’ 
Club met for luncheon 12 June— 

' ffieir last session until fall. 

Mrs. J. Q. -Owsley, chairman of 
-'SNlivy Relief volunteers for Oak 
Knoll, presented Navy Relief pins to 
•Mrs Albert Bauer, Mrs. Clayton 
Bohn. Mrs. A. N. King, and Mrs. W. 

H Wells, for more than 100 hours of 
Sewing; and to Mrs. Norman G. Lew- 
is and Mrs. John R. Lukas, for 
“manning" the Navy Relief Office 
for more than 100 hours. 

Mrs. Tandy Honored 
A special award of merit went to 
it Mis. Roy W. Tandy, who, as chair- 
: man of the Navy Relief Office during 
the past year, has devoted many more 
than a hundred hours to this work. A 
letter of commendation was present- 
Kjl | ed to Mrs. Dorothy Moore, who comes 
regularly to the sewing group as a 
r=»| 4 neighbor and friend of the hospital, 

J i though she has no official connection 
. with the Navy, hence cannot qualify 
for a pin. 

Mrs. R. O. Canada will relieve Mrs. 
Tahdy as Navy Relief Office chair- 
man for the coming year, and Mrs. 
Bohn will head the sewing activity, 
replacing Mrs. Alexander Chaffin. 

~ Officers’ Wives Elect 

Elected to head the Officers’ Wives’ 
Club activities for the coming year 
are Mrs. C. C. Houghton, president: 
Mis Nornian G. Lewis, vice-presi- 
dent; Mrs. D. M. Scribner, corres- 
ponding secretary; Mrs. L. T. Moor- 
; man, recording secretary, and Mrs. 
• LjC. P. Dinwiddie, treasurer. They re- 
place Mrs. Canada, out-going presi- 
dent; Mrs. R. L. Davis, vice-presi- 
dent; Mrs. P. R. Spierling, corres- 
ponding secretary; Mrs. W. H. Wells, 
recording secretary; and Mrs. Clay- 
ton Bohn, treasurer. 

children mopping their brows as the 
thermometer on the Ad Bldg porch 
hit 98 degrees. (Incidentally sum- 
mer will officially begin at 1121 to- 
day) . . . ENS Marie Enright receiv- 
ing congratulations on her promo- 
tion to JG . . . Donna Cruzan driving 
a new silver gray and white Pontiac 
big as a barn and twice as stream- 
lined . . . Captain Tandy regaling all 
comers with stories of fishing at 
Bremerton . . . Charlotte Thomas of 
Dependents Service taking time off 
to see 'daughter Charlene graduate 
from Frick Junior High — with top 
honors . . . Crissie Nielson, daughter 
of Margaret, collecting ribbons at 
the Mills College horseshow . . . Cap- 
tain Weddell and son Paul returning 
from a Yosemite holiday . . . Loyd 
Cothran, HM3, and William Lee, 
SK2, shipping over for another six 
. . . LCDR Harold Noer transferring 
to USN . . . Marge Gwartney, HM3, 
of NAS, Alameda, back for a visit the 
hard way — with poison oak . . . 

SOME. Nevertheless, our apologies to 
Frank D., HN, of the Cast Room, who 
was identified as Richard Pilkington 
in the last LEAF — and to Pilkington 
(now with the 7 hird Marines). Both 
earned and received the CO s com- 
mendation for their work. 

ENS Kirkwood of EENT Clinic 
changed her name to Mrs. Robert J. 
Hoyt on 4 May . . . ENS Amy Madden 
became the bride of LTJG Donald G. 
Crabtree, Moffett Field jet pilot, at 
an 8 June ceremony in the Moffett 
Chapel. Captain Weddell gave the 
bride away, and ENS Tommie Mad- 
den, sister of the bride, was maid of 
honor. Mrs. Weddell and LT Kay 
Ryan were among Knollites attend- 
ing .. . LT Ursula Trappe slipped 
away to Reno on 1 June to become 
Mrs. Marion E. Johnson. Her hus- 
band is an employee of the Telephone 
Company in Centerville . . . On 15 
June LTJG Martha Bramer ex- 
changed vows with LTJG Thomas F. 
Brown, III, jet pilot stationed at 
Moffett Field. ENS Barbara Thomp- 
son was maid of honor. They’re hon- 
eymooning in Southern California 
and will make their home in Oak- 
land LTJG Anne Joyce will become 
a civilian on 5 July and on 27 July 
the bride of Tim Doucet, staff officer 
at Fort Ol d Army Base. Father Con- 
nolly will read the nuptial mass. 

LIFE BEGAN way back on 23 May 
for Jennifer Joan Sorenson, 1 lb. 12* i 
oz. daughter of LT Robert I. Sorenson , 
orthopedic resident, and wife Sarah . . . 
On 14 June for Michael Anthony Dicus, 
7 lb. IS oz. boy for William Patrick, 
HN, of the NP Service staff and wife 
Cleone . . . On IS June for Gregory 
Jon Cordier, 7 lb. 1 1 oz. son of LT 
Robert D. Cordier, surgical resident, 
and wife Gloria. 

OAKNOLLUMNI: Fritz Ander- 
berg, erstwhile Chief MAA. back 
from Yokosuka, is now a prosperous 

Five new X-‘ray technicians am °” 1 j "are^ielTto* “landing > 

completing the year-long course he . KFNNEXH WHITING; R. L. 

< T. Pulcifer HM, ordered to .he USI , KENNET ^ ^ 

Byers, HM2, who will go to l SNH, Camp HM2 who w ni head 

transferred to 50 Fell Street Dispensary; H. D. C APT 

for Saipan; R. J. Marker, HM2. who has ^ J. J- 

B. O. Junilla, Chief of the Radiology Service, heads the • 

Kellner HMl(ss), and F. L. Potes, HM1, are instructors. Potes was 
leave when the diplomas were presented by the Commanding Office . 

Hospital Receives Two SecNav Safety 
Awards -Industrial, Motor Vehicle 

Oak Knoll is still one of the Navy’s I this award indicates that all em- 
safest places to work, judging from , ployees 

awards received this week from Sec- 
retary of the Navy Thomas S. Gates, 

The SecNav’s Award for Achieve- 
ment in Industrial Safety is the sixth 
such award the hospital has re- 
ceived, but this is the first time the 
Transportation Department has 
achieved the Award for Motor Ve- 
hicle Safety. Both awards are for the 
calendar year 1956. 

Last year out of 3.800,000 man- 
hours worked by both military and 
civilian personnel there were only 
six minor accidents resulting in loss 
of time by civilian employees. There 
were no accidents resulting in loss of 
time for military personnel. 

“The fact that you have again won 

tinuing interest in safety and are 
keenly aware of the importance of 
accident prevention,” Secretary 
Gates wrote. 

To win the Motor Vehicle Safety 
award. Oak Knoll drivers kept their 
accident and damage cost rate much 
lower than the Navy-wide average. 
Oak Knoll ambulances, busses, se- 
dans, carry-alls, and pickups, op- 
ated by 32 drivers, w T ere involved in 
only four accidents in 1956 at an av- 
erage cost of $77.31 per 100,000 miles 
driven. The all-Navy cost-per-acci- 
dent averaged more than $200. 

The SecNav awards and acompa- 
nying letters came via the Comman- 
dant, who added his congratulations 
to those of the Secretary of the Navy. 

Terrence Wright on Duty as CivPers 
Assistant; Comes Here From MSTS 

Terrence Wright has assumed his 
duties as Oak Knoll’s Civilian Per- 
sonnel Assistant, having reported 
aboard on Monday, 27 May. 

Mr. Wright came to the hospital 
from MSTS. Fort Mason. San Fran- 1 
cisco, after serving as supervisory 
employee relations officer for a year 
and a half. Previously, he had worked 
for four years at NSC, Oakland. 

During World War II. he worked 
for the Army at the Presidio and 
from 1946-51 was a training super- 
visor in the aviation industry and 
worked as a sales engineer for the 
Prosperity Company of Syracuse, 
N.Y. He has been employed by the 
Navy since 1951. 

Mr. Wright, his wife, and two 
daughters have lived in San Lorenzo 
for the past ten years. He is a native 
of Clear Lake, South Dakota. 

Terrence Wright 

looking civilian . . . Captain David 
Sherwood, former Chief of Pediat- 
rics, is convalescing at home in 
Chelsea, Mass., after a mild coronary 
. . . Captain Morris Rubin telephoned 
greetings en route back to San Diego 
after picking up son Roy, who just 
finished his first year at Stanford. 

II TOD A ) SEEMS like the longest 
day of the year, it may be because IT IS. 

"Ah. good mornin’. Mrs. Murphy, 
and how is everythin’?" 

“Sure, an’ I’m havin’ a great time 
uv it between me husband and the 
fire. If I keep me eye on the wan. the 
other is sure to go out.” 

When a woman really loves a man, 
he can make her do anything she 
wants to do. 

Page Four 


Friday. 21 June, lQc; < J 

rov^leH ^ ri^ht,™re^fl^’s^ P^ G* 8 IVClis^^^^MetcaJf 0 A^^* |7\^ C ^°U*|J U JJ e *"* "" "«* - serve wher^r 

Foster. Coast Guard; I*. J. Barfield W P Jactoon J M Ahh« , u ' ' HeUnskl - L E «<”">. Jr., of the Coast Guard; D. L Tver Or 

**“’ • P - JaCkS ° n ’ J M Abbott In the sec « nd row are S. M. Giron. HM2; VV. W. Edstrom, HM1 ; W. L. O’Connor HmSj 'm 

c n n I I ’VII nr . rv .. ' 'I 


Moffett Flyettes 
Edged Out, 9-8 

Oak Knoll's Women’s Varsity took 
the Moffett Flyettes for a flier, 9-8, 
in a hotly contested tilt here last 
Thursday. At one time Oak Knoll 
was trailing 6-3, but the home team 
came through with three runs in the 
fifth and three more in the sixth to 
win by the one-point margin. 

Beverly Sparks pitched a nine-hit 
game, with runs scored by Audrey 
Brennan (3rd base) 1; Fat Under- 
wood (C) 4; Beverly Sparks 2; Lou 
Machado <CF> 1; and Anne Tierney 
1. Underwood batted in 1, Sparks 2, 
and Tierney 3. 

Underwood leads the team with a 
batting average of 1.000, followed by 
Tierney with .666. Jody Shaw (2nd 
base) not only looked good with a 
double play but tied Brennan for 
fielding percentage with .750. 

The girls’ team looks good all the 
way around. Kay Hess gets the balls 
in left field that look far, far away, 
and Marie Enright is all over right 
field. Shortstop Jan Brogdan runs 
1.000 of fielding at shortstop anc 
can’t miss when she pegs those tosses 
to first and home. 

Unsung hero of the girls’ team is 
R. L. Cox, who in 4 short weeks has 
whipped 9 girls into what may prove 
to be the 12ND league leader. 

The local ladies played the TI Ma- 
rinettes Wednesday, too late to make 
this OAK LEAF. 

Entrants Still Needed 
For District Swim 

The 1957 Twelfth Naval District 
Men’s and Women’s Swimming 
Championships will be held at Naval 
Station, TI. Wednesday and Thurs- 
day, beginning at 1930 each evening. 

Bob Bristol, athletic director, is 
still looking for Oak Knoll entries, 
with the hope of stacking up a few 
more points toward the Comman- 
dant’s Trophy. Call him at Ext. 593. 

Jane: I’d like to be a stewardess 
on a plane. You meet so many men 
that way.” 

Jill: ’’But there are so many other 
jobs where you can meet men." 

Jane: ’’Maybe so. But not strapped 

"I miss my husband so!” the wom- 
an cried, raising her gun and taking 
aim once more. 

Tuesday Deadline 
For Talent Show 

Talented Knollites still have 

i chance — though time is shor 

eijter the Armed Forces Talent Sh 

to be held in connection with tli 
Solano County Fair at Vallejo. L 

HMO Lester E. Howe, Jr., USCG, broke all previous records at EST School, 
when he graduated as valedictorian with a 97.95 average. An alumnus of the 
Southern College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Ga„ he has been in the service 
since 1938. Next in line to receive congratulations from CAPT Alexander 
Chaffin, Chief of the Preventive Medicine Service, is HMC Robert A. Met- 
calf, USN, class spokesman. CHMEDSERWRNT Harold L. Cox, USN, Ret., 
former member of the EST staff, now serving as Area Sanitarian for Nevada 
County, came back to deliver the graduation address. 

'Toppers Outclass Class "A" Foes; 
Whip Ml, 7-2, in Historic Victory 

Oak Knoll outclassed the Class A 
Moffett Field Flyers for the second 
time this season on 31 May, by a 
score of 4-3. 

Ed Piacentine was the winning 
pitcher for Vic Irving’s team, with 
batting assistance from Jerry Det- 
weiler and Shorty Jiroudek, who hit 
two for two apiece. 

Earlier in the season the Hilltop- 
pers defeated the Flyers, 3-2. 

Another Class A team was downed 
on 7 June, when the spirited Hilltop- 
pers made history by trampling 
Mare Island, with a 7-2 score. It was 
the first time this command has ever 
beaten Mare Island in baseball. 

No one player can be singled out as 
outstanding, but the whole team 
played heads-up ball, and the win- 
ning pitcher again was Smilin’ Ed 

, Preliminary rounds for Navy ait 
Marine performers will be held - 
July, and three from each service 
will be chosen for the finals on 12 
July. Vocal numbers, dancing, skits, 
or demonstrations of athletic prow- 
ess will be acceptable. nl 

Contestants must be in uniform 
and must have submitted .entry forms 
through Special Services in time to 
reach LTCOL J. T. Smith,. Executive ■ 
Officer of the Marine Barracks, TI, 
and coordinator for Navy night, ■ 
prior to Tuesday, 25 June. .. 

Winners will receive trophies, and 
Relief Societies of the Army. Na' !t 
and Air Force will split $500 in prize 

money. The service winning first 

place will receive $250 for its favorite 


second place, $150, third. 

These seven staffers and patients donned uniforms before caps and gowns, 
rut all have ‘‘made the grade” and this week received Certificates of High 
School Equivalency from CAPT Thomas J. Canty, acting Exec. The “new 
grads,” having qualified here through Educational Services and USAFI 
U. S, Armed Forces Institute), are Hazel M. Langley, HN, Carolee Critser, 
IN, CPL Robert V. Broady. USMC, Thomas G. Stewart, HN, Lane K. Ellis, 
HN, Patrick Gilmore, SHI, and (in wheelchair) Leonard B. Chrysler, CD2. 

Club Given Credit For 
Alameda, TI Purchases 

The Commissioned Officers’ Mess is 
now getting credit for sales of pack- 

acre at Alflmprin nnH Trpncnrp 

age goods at Alameda and Treasure 
Island, and all officers are urged to 
obtain a new card from LTJG C. O . 
Wimberly in the Administrative Of- 
fice in order that the club will get 
credit for each sale. 

All members purchasing package 
goods are asked to inform sales per- 
sonnel to place an “F” on the sales 


Tonight. 21 June 

BEAT JAMES — Bob Hope, Alexis Smith 
Saturday, 22 June 

SPRING REUNION— Betty Hutton, Dana 

Sunday, 23 June 

Jack Lemmon, June A Hyson. 

Monday, 24 June 

URANIUM BOOM — Dennis Morgan. P* 
tricia Medina 

Tuesday. 25 June 

mond, Meg Miles. 

Wednesday, 26 June 


EDGE OF THE CITY— John CasscyUc* 

Sidney Portier. 

Thursday, 27 June 
THE BLACK WHIP— Jerome Court laH 
Beverly Tyler. 

Friday, 28 June 

LIZZIE' Fleanor Parker, Richard Boone, 
Saturday. 29 June 

BER NADINE— Tern Moore, Pat Boone 

DM Nimitz Talks to Graduating lnterns 

Hioir vear’s work at Oak Knoll, studying, standing 
Twenty medicat and two dental who 

have completed uieir ^ ... f lh _ ir lra j n ing. The 

watchea'/w'orking side by side with the senior doetors and dentists who were responsi 

ie senior aociors aim p^rt-v Ah-Tve' 

Cato. N. H. DoRuiter. R. G. O’Connor, Courtney Ctork. Pe iT y A . 

. 'N P. Kenney. R. A. Baker. D. J. Gaeekie. R. A. La ‘‘ ner H Jr E P JaTobs; fourth' row: C. M 

' f; J. Ik Simpson and A. R. Eiiingson 

Voods, R. A. Millington. G. E. Stahl. List. 

Salutes Doctors, Urges 
= ~ Regular Navy Career 

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 
USN was the principal speaker as 22 
medical and dental interns were 
graduated at ceremonies held in the 
hospital’s auditorium on 28 T jul ) e ’ 
“To all you young doctois I ox en 
congratulations on completing this 
phase of your professions, and I wel- 
come you into the U.S Navy-a serv- 
ce with great traditions and great 
responsibilities. Service to God and 
country is our privilege and we serve 
with honor,” the Admiral said. 

“It is only natural that young men, 
facing life after a period of prelim- 
inary training, should consider care- 
ully the manifold paths which lie 
ahead. It is natural and proper to be 
ambitious and to seek success in 
careers rewarding both materially 
and in satisfaction. There are of 

were unable to be present for the picture 

Dr. M. R. Powell Receives Diploma 

Mrs. Owsley Cited 
By Navy Relief 

Mis. John Q. Owsley was recently 
presented a Certificate of Service 
and a Meritorious Service Pin for her 
efforts as a volunteer in the Navy 
Relief Society. The presentation was 
made at NAS, Alameda. 

The awards Mrs. Owsley received 
are only given to those ladies who 
have attained unusual achievements 
in leadership and organization for 
Navy Relief and who have contrib- 
uted long and faithful service over a 
period of years. 

The Certificate of Service was | 
signed by ADM Arleigh Burke, Chief 
of Naval Operations and President of 
the Navy Relief Society. 

Legion Will Sponsor 
Trip to Salinas Rodeo 

The American Legion of Oakland 
will sponsor a trip to the Salinas Ro- 
deo on Friday, 12 July for 40 pa- 
tients from Oak Knell. Patients in- 

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 

Lt. M. R. Powell, MC, receives his diploma and a handshake from R A1 > 
Frederick C. Greaves, Inspector of Pac ific Coast Medical Activities and Dis- 
trict Medical Officer at the recent graduation exercises. Dr. Powell was one 
of 20 medical interns and two dental interns who were graduated trom 
Oak Knoll’s Intern Training Program. LTJG Clyde O. Wimberly (tcntir) o 
Administrative Office assisted Admiral Greaves in awarding the dip omas. 

course, many such fields of endeavor, 
but I am competent to advise only on 
one — service in our Regular Navy. 
Here, I will readily admit, material 
rewards may not be as great as on 
the ‘outside.’ But in the Navy your 

ini.i”? V ^ ' o 0 ,.„ service is completely honorable, and 

terested should contact Special Seiv- . . * ,. v , .. . . 

it can be rich in satisfaction, the Ad- 
miral said. 

Citing the advantages of life in the 
Navy, Admiral Nimitz said, ’ Naval 
medical officers never cease their 
schooling. At appropriate intervals 
special courses are available in vari- 

ices at Ext. 593. 

The bus, leaving from the rear of 
the Community Service Bldg., will 
leave at 1000 and will arrive in Sa- 
linas at 1230, and will leave at 1900, 
arriving at the hospital at 2130. 

LTJG Clyde O. Wimberly will serve 
as escort for the group. 


fields so that physicians 
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The 00nli Lea f 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

PAPT Owsley, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

LCDR r wm" Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

M£R G. W. Mornson NlSC USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor; Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN 

Sports : Robert Bristol, HM2; LT Wayland Bennett, MC, USN; 

L 1.10 Anne Tierney, NC, USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Con t r ibu t or s' o I fhTw* » M C,. John M. Simms, HMC, Carl Stevenson. HM1. 

Contributors o( the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Bcrtfer, Librarian. 

,S 8 publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 

,. T , m ' n ‘ “ d comp . Iianc « with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

ArmeHE, Leaf rc eeivcs Armed Forces Press Service material. 

reprinted*,! itlmut ‘. crvicc . (AI-PS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
Contr!hi.t?nn d t ' L | thc ~ r,u ? n permission ol Armed Forces Press Service. 

0 "ThTnIl | b and patients arc welcomed and should he addressed to The Editor 

01 I he Oak Leaf, U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 


Disabled Veterans 
Making "Marks 
Says VA Survey 


Vol. 19 

Friday, 5 July, 1957 

No. 14 

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You have often heard someone refer to the “straight and narrow” as the 
way of the godly. What might we call the way of the ungodly? A good figure 
of speech for the wrong way would be the “circle,” 

We all have our days when everything goes in circles. No matter how much 
we try, how hard we work, we end where we started without having accom- 
plished one thing. This is the most discouraging situation for anyone who 
wants to get a job done. Those who are not on the “straight and narrow” 
are spiritually going in a continuous circle. This is a circular rut so deep 
that one may not be conscious that he is going in circles. Sin repeats itself, 
over the same path and way, there is nothing new to experience, the victim is 
a slave to doing just certain wrongs. 

Now, how does the “straight and narrow” go? God has a path of adventure, 
new r experiences and joy: It is a straight path because He has a goal for 
His children to reach, it is narrow for God doesn’t want us to wander on 
our journey. The person on this road may not know the future, since this 
way leads into different and new fields of adventure, but the traveller 
doesn’t need to fear, for he does know the Person that holds his future. His 
life is not enjoyed by selfish pleasures, but he receives joy in doing the will 
of God. Who can bring more joy and peace into life than God? But in order 
to receive these benefits we must be w’here God can give them to us — on 
the “straight and narrow.” 

LT Dwight F. Zeller 
Protestant Chaplain 


Tail-gaters" Cause Car Accidents 

The rear of one car and the front end of another are smashed up. The 
reason? “The guy behind was right on my tail.” 

Two cars are damaged slightly w’hen one switches lanes. Other motorists 
stop on the expressway to watch the excitement. Result? Sixteen cars 
pile up. 

Police ticket a motorist for “following too closely.” He claims the driver 
ahead “stopped with no warning.” 

The tail-gater, the highway-halter, the abrupt stopper — they're three 
of a kind, the National Safety Council said. 

They’re the motorists who account for most rear-end collisions of motor 
vehicles, the Council pointed out. 

Rear-end collisions make up about three per cent of all fatal two motor 
nonintersection accidents — which account for nearly a fourth of all traffic 

Rear-end collisions account for eight per cent of urban accidents, and 
nine per cent of rural accidents. 

They can be prevented, the Council said, if all drivers will: 

1. Stay about a car length for every 10 miles an hour of speed behind 
the preceding car. 

2. Pull off roadways in an emergency. 

3. Signal before slowing or stopping. 

4. Set up flares or turn on directional signals if it's impossible to leave 
the roadway. 

5. Keep an eye on traffic lights and begin braking well before an inter- 
section instead of slamming on the brakes at the last minute. 

Many motor vehicle mishaps would never happen, the Council noted, if 
more motorists would drive defensively. Defensively, the Council said, means 
alertly, intelligently, thinking and looking ahead to what might happen. 
“Keep your eye on the other guy,” the Council said, outlining these ways 
to offset bad driving habits of others: 

1. Drive at a safe speed so you can stop in time to avoid another guy’s 


2. Obey traffic rules and regulations. 

3. Scan the road ahead. The sooner you see danger the more time you’ll 
have to avoid it. 

4 Keep watching your rearview mirror. It’ll show what the fellow behind 
is doing. 

5. Keep a safe distance from the car ahead. Then you’ll be able to stop 
suddenly if necessary. 

6. Yield right of way. Better to "lose” your rights— and save your life. 

Disabled Korea veterans are mak- 
ing their marks in virtually every 
walk of life in America, a Veterans 
Administration survey disclosed, re- 

The 46,000 disabled veterans who 
so far have received vocational reha- 
bilitation training have prepared 
themselves for careers ranging from 
physicist to automobile mechanic 
and from school teacher to brick- 
layer, according to the survey. 

The day is long past, VA said, when 
disabled veterans could find employ- 
ment only in a few "fringe” seden- 
tary occupations. Today, employers 
everywhere are coming to realize 
that it is sound practice to hire the 
handicapped for any kind of job 
for which they can qualify. 

The VA survey showed that 44 re- 
cent of all the disabled veteran- 
trainees — the largest single category 
— prepared themselves for top-rank- 
ing professional, semi - professional 
and managerial occupations. 

Among them, 3,000 trained as 

Friday, 5 July, 1957 

r " 

A number of years ago Lord Dun- - 
any wrote a short, a very short storv * 
which; for sheer horror has, in this 
writers opinion, never been equalled.: 

Not. at least, until the recent pub- - 
lication of Alfred Hitchcock’s STOR 
ON TV, a collection of tales that Is 
guaranteed, in the words of William \ 
Vaughn Moody “to freeze your scalp 
and pompadour your hair.” 

The tales range from the Russian fib 
classics to some very recent Amer- 
ican chillers including one BEING 
A MURDERER MYSELF that is ! ' 
worthy of Mr. Poe at his most ar- 

And while we are in the realm oi , 
the cloak and the dripping dageer 
it would be unfair not to mention the 
new Orson Welles MR. ARKADIN 
a sort of Arabian Nights adventure * 
in the very best Eric Ambler tradi- i 
tion. If it seems to follow a little too 
close for comfort the Ambler pat- k 
tern, we can only assure our reader? .• 
that you can’t have too much of a . 

teachers; another 3,000 as account- good thing, and any book that fol- 
ants; 2,300, as engineers: 600, in lows the formula of BACKGROUND 
medicine and related fields: 500, as TO DANGER and A COFFIN BOR • 
lawyers, and 200, as clergymen. DEMETRIUS has our staunch sup- 
Another 30 per cent of the disabled port, 
veterans trained for skilled jobs in a . , , , 

trade and industry. , ***** book ’ and a g °° d ° ne ’ 

included are 2.600 automobile re- t0 We . gl ^. e ° u ^ hearty recom - 

pairmen, 2,500 metalworkers, 1.000 in awhiifV^'H' K ANE) WAIT 
construction occupations such as car- by W f am * a ' vle Weeks 

pentry and plumbing, 700 printers, K 15 th ? St0ry of Sarah B ° r *f n who 
and 600 electricians. a jf ees t0 wnte a truthful book. 

Twelve per cent took their training * b ° U * USS J a Farrel - OSA 

agent Packard Grey is assigned t. 

stop her — make love to her if neces- 
sary. There follows a mad chase, hec- 
tic romance and wild violence in 

in the clerical and sales fields. Book- 
keeping was the most popular occu- 
pation with 2,200 disabled trainees: 

nearly 2,000 trained to be clerks of “ c ro ™ anca ana ™ ia ' 
various types; 750 trained as sales- Brussek and ^erdam. 
men of everything from real estate 
to haberdashery, and 300 prepared to 
be secretaries and stenographers. 

Six per cent of the disabled vet- 
erans trained as farmers, aiming to 
engage in enterprises ranging from 
truck farming to cattle raising. 

The rest of the disabled veterans 
trained for a host of other occupa- 
tions. In fact, VA said, there are few 
occupations not represented in the 

strovs things containing that letter 
Men commonly think according to but can>t destroy Freedom. 

iheir inclinations, speak according to And t0 rea ^ ers °* the New Yoikei 

a not unfamiliar figure is Pnin (pro 

No library book column would be 
forgiven if it failed to mention the 
new’ book of one of our favorite peo- 
ple. The book is THE WONDERFUL 
O by that master of wit and satire 
James Thurber. This is a wonderful, 
whimsical fairy tale for adults with 
a moral. It tells how’ the pirates 

Black and Litjlejack invade a happy 
island in search of jewels, and be- 
cause Black hates the letter O <his 
mother was stuck in a porthole) de- 

their learning and imbibed opinions 
but generally act according to cus- 
tom. —BACON 

nounced PNEEN) a clownlike Rus- 
sian scholar whose warm humanity 
and intellectual superiority come to 
grief in his American University be- 
cause of his appearance and his mis- 
use of English. The book PNIN by 
Vladimir Nabokov has just been pub- 
lished and a wonderful satirical book 
it is. 

We moVe too much in platoons; 
we march by sections: we do not live 
J in our own vital individuality; we are 
slaves to fashion, in mind and in 
heart, if not to our passions and ap- 
petites. — CHAPIN 



I. O, 


Pay Schedule 

Monday, 15 July — Officers and staff- cn 
listed personnel. 

Friday 19 July— All patient-enlisted per 

Tuesday, 1 August— Officers and staff- m 
listed personnel. 

Monday, 5 August— A41 patieiU-cnliste* 
personnel. t 

Page Three 

Y^/iv. 5 July* 195. 



„ pity but the creatures o[ na- 
„ 10 sometimes foil to fulfill then 
trope’’ (unctions. Members ol he 
. °* s Library recently tvitnessed the 

ad truth. 

Two Siamese Fighting fish (male 
nd female) were placed in a special- 
heated fish bowl to prepare the 
; av for the arrival of more fighting 
?h A glass partition, separating 
oe two, was placed in the bowl giv- 
, 1K the male time to blow bubbles- 
Intainers- for the soon-to-be- 
ntfched eggs. The partition was re- 
.jades of Sigmund Freud! 
jars. Berger, librarian, can give an 
iteresting lecture on the reproduc- 
ve habits of the Siamese Fighting 
h. but no demonstration. WORDS! 

‘ All was not quiet on the baby iront 
TFE BEGAN on 24 June for Rich- 
•t'empleton Jeffries III <1 lb., 3'j 

, the first child of Mary Jane and 

Tchard Jeffries, HM3. a student in 
ie i .,b School. The stork visited a 
other Oak Knoll couples but the 
• lformation was misplaced and nev- 
I r found. The OL extends its apol- 
xies and offers to baby sit in repara - 


mnds rushing off for summer vaca- 
ioas as others return from leave 
the bitter and the sweet) . . . new 
. orpsmen reporting aboard in an un- 
lding stream as the “vets leave . . . 
ew medical and dental interns pre- 
aring for a year’s hard work to gain 
vn all-important certificate . . . mem- 
- s of the Dental Clinic’s pennant 
lining softball team wearing their 
rophies around their necks (they 
I weren’t that good) . . • an unidenti- 
ied patient quietly snoozing on the 
orch of the Community Service 
< 5 . John Cash strums the same tune 
in his trusty (and crusty) guitar . . . 
he quiet and unprotested death of 
he' OL’s venture into the world of 
nusic ... the recovery of the Oak 
•tnoll baseball team and their drive 
or the 12ND “B” pennant. 

here is a copy of Grace Metalious 
3 EYTON PLACE floating around the 
ompound . . . .the public literary 
censor hasn’t found it yet. 
truth FOR THE DAY— All men 
. ire born free but athletes are the 
pnly ones who go through college 
that way. 

Admiral Says Navy Lite 
Rich In Satisfaction 

(Continued from Page 1) 
dentists can keep abreast ol theii 
contemporaries in civil life.” 

The Admiral, a veteran of 55 years 
in the Naval Service, told the grad- 
uates of his visit to the USS NAU- 
TILUS, the Navy’s first atomic pow- 
ered submarine — saying it was an 
example of the Navy’s progress in 
fields of research. 

Concluding his talk the Admiral 
said. “So again. I suggests— and urge 
— do not overlook the richness of ex- 
perience and the satisfaction of seiv- 
ice in the Navy as you start your pro- 
fessional careers. Good luck and God 
speed to all.” 

RADM Frederick C. Greaves, In- 
spector of Pacific Coast Medical Ac- 
tivities and District Medical Officer, 
spoke oil the Medical Intern Training 
Program and CAPT J. R. Plater, 
Assistant District Dental Officer, 
representing RADM Daniel W. Ryan 
Pacific Coast Dental Inspector and 
District Dental Officer, spoke on the 
Dental Intern Training Program. 
CDR J. C. Connolly gave the invoca- 
tion and LCDR G. L. Martin, the 

RADM J. Q. Owsley, Commanding 
Officer, presided and CAPT Fitz- 
John Weddell Jr., Executive Officer, 
called the names of the graduates as 
they received their certificates from 
RADM Greaves. 

Following the ceremonies a recep- 
tion was held in the Officers Club. 

Social Worker Finishes 
Public Relations Course 

Joseph P. Concannon, head psy- 
hiatoic social worker, recently com- 
pleted a training course in public re- 
lations at the Naval Reserve Officers 


MEDICAL (20 Interns) 

Transferred to USN 10 

Remaining on active duty 

in USNR 9 

Released to inactive duty 1 

Cf 19 remaining: 

9 will go into residency training 
here and at other Naval Hos- 
pitals. (8 will remain here for 

2 will go into residency training 
at civilian hospitals under 
Navy auspices. 

6 will go into Aviation Medicine. 
2 will go to other duty stations. 

DENTAL (2 Interns) 
both USN. 

both will go to new duty sta- 

Last July, among 22 interns there 
were 4 bachelors. 

Now, 3 bachelors remaining. 

Total of 24 children among 19 
married interns (5 of whom 
were born here). 

LT lerrv B Knight. MSC (seated), perforins his first official act as Spe- 
at Twenty Nine Palms, California. 

CAPT Tandy, Staff 
Commended For 
OB-GYN Seminar 

School, Treasure Island 

Mr. Concannon, a lieutenant com- 
mander in the Naval Reserve, under- 
took technical training at the evening 
naval school to keep abreast of new 
developments in- the Navy, met re- 
quirements for promotion, and main- 
tained his Naval Reserve commission 
in active status. 

He was awarded a certificate of 
satisfactory completion by Admiral 
fhomas L. Sprague, U.S.N., at end 
°i term ceremonies at Treasure 

Crew To Hold Reunion 

The former crew members of the 
Battleship USS Maryland are plan- 
ning a reunion to be held in Silver- 
ado Park, Long Beach, Calif. All 
former crew members and their fami- 
lies are invited to bring their lunch 
and spend the afternoon of 18 Au- 
gust 1957 in the park located at 31st 
and Santa Fe Avenue. 

Former CAPT J. W. Florence has 
indicated he will be present. Henry 
Jinkens of Shop 72-SFNS is chairman 
of arrangements for the Bay Area. 
He may be reached at JU 7-3780, 
San Francisco. 

CAPT Roy W. Tandy, Chief of 
Oak Knoll’s Dependents Service, re- 
ceived a commendation from the Bu- 
reau of Medicine and Surgery and 
RADM Bartholomew W. Hogan, MC, 
USN, Surgeon General, for a job 
“well done” in the success of the 
Armed Forces OB-GYN Seminar, 
held here at the hospital from 6-10 

“It is extremely gratifying to learn 
of the outstanding success of the 
recent Aimed Forces Obstetrics and 
Gynecology Seminar conducted at 
your hospital. From the numerous 
verbal compliments, as well as the 
many letters of high praise from 
civilian physicians and the various 
Armed Forces medical officers who 
attended the Seminar, it is evident 
that you and your staff can be right- 
fully proud of your splendid person- 
nel and professional accomplish- 
ments,” the Surgeon General’s letter 

“It was because of your inspiration, 
initiative, organizational ability and 
many long hours of hard work over 
and beyond your regular duties that 
the Seminar was considered by more 
of those attending as the best yet 
conducted in the Armed Forces Se- 
ries,” the letter concluded. 

3 I Civilians Have 
. jOO Sick Leave Hours 

Scouting for names to make news, 
the OAK LEAF checked with civilian 
sick-leave records— thinking to get a 
half-dozen or so unpublicized per- 
sons into print. 

Surprisingly, the payroll girls 
came up with the names of ten 
healthy workers who have accumu- 
lated more than 1200 hours (7 ’ 2 
months) of sick leave — the best pos- 
sible insurance anyone can have 
against unexpected illness. Thirty- 
one others, as of 1 June had amassed 
more than a thousand hours of sick- 

In the “1200-hour club" are Henry 
J. Preston, Raleigh Montgomery, 
Walter Carter, John H. Miller. Jr., 
William P. Gross, Clarence McQuirt, 
Victor E. Calderon. Harrison Arme- 
lin, Alex Brown, James L. Reams 

Others who have the security of 
more than a thousand hours sick- 
leave are George Delmar, Dudley 
Britney, E. A. Nelson, Lesso Hub- 
bard, Louis Hernandez, Aurelio Ha- 
falia, Alfred G. Pauli. Earl A. Moun- 
tain, Paul G. Germolis, Henry Moser. 
Paul Schultz, Rhoda McKelvey, Paul 
Drukenbrod, Harold Bradley, Roger 
Rousseau, Jess Freudenthal, Ernest 
Silvertson, Daniel Ross, Gertrude 
Parrish, Austin Robinson, Ernest 

Staffers Must Complete 
Form 24 For Exams 

Members of the hospital’s enlisted 
staff are reminded to fill out Nav- 
Pers form 624 before taking the ad- 
vancement in rating tests to be given 
in August. 

The forms may be picked up at 
Staff Personnel. 

DeBose, Paul 
Blaine, Joseph 
Field, Ellsworth 
Venters, Patrick 

Shumate, Mabel 
Thomas, Howard 
Fredette, Lenora 
Lane, Hope Sink, 

Ethel Gray, and Joseph Concannon. 

A bitter jest, when it comes too 
near the truth, leaves a sharp sting 


behind it. 

Daniel Webster struck me much 
like a steam engine In trousers. 

Page Four 



Kapers Beat Stars 
For Major Upset 
In Men's Bowling 

Friday, 5 July, 



LEAGUE CHAMPS — Members of the Dental Clinic’s pennant w nn ng 
softball team pose with their trophies after completing an unbeaten season 
in the Men’s Intramural Softball League. They are (front row, left to right) 
Duane Gustafson. DT3; Willie Williams, DTI; Dick Baker. DT2; Ray Pale, 
DT3; Jerry Monroe, HN: Dick Rhoads. DT3; (second row, left to right) LT 
E. G. Mainous; Jerry Curry, DN; Floyd Shaman. DN; Bill Hawk. HN; Gerry 
Laitincn, DT3, and LI R. A. Lattner. Members of the team not shown are 
LT H. II. Lerian. Max Worhatch, HM3; Jack Owens, DT3, and Chris EcVI 

Acorns Win 11-3, 
Tie For First 

The Oak Knoll Acorns blasted 
their way into a first place tie with 
NAS Oakland by trouncing the Oak- 
landers 11-3 in a 12ND “B" Baseball 

The victory, giving the Acorns a 
6-6 won-lost record in “B” competi- 
tion. forces a play-off game with 
Oakland for the championship. 

Backed by 13 hits, pitcher Jerry 
Detweiler went all the way for the 

Fishing Trip Slated 
For Staff, Patients 

An all day salmon fishing trip will 
be held on Thursday, 11 July for 34 
patients and staff members. Inter- 
ested personnel are asked to contact 
Special Services at Ext. 593. 

The group will leave the hospital 
at 0430 and return that evening. All 
fishing gear will be furnished. 

District Golf Tourney 
To Be Held This Month 

The 12ND Men’s Golf Champion- 
ship will be held at Sharp Golf Course 
on 22, 23, 24 July. 

Entries should be made before 
15 July with Bob Bristol, athletic di- 
rector, at Ext. 593. 

The women’s championship will 
be held on 8 July at the Alameda Mu- 
nicipal Golf Course. Interested per- 
sons should contact Bristol as soon 
as possible. 

Tennis Team Finishes 
Second In 12ND Meet 

Four Oak Knoll tennis players 
competed in the 12ND Tennis Cham- 
pionships held on 20 June, and took 
second place in the ‘‘B’’ category. 

Members of the team were Bill 
Brown. Jerry Warner and Dr.’s Mc- 
Nitzky and Vasqvez. 

Six Hospital Nurses 
Transer To MSC 

Six of Oak Knoll’s nurses recently 
transferred from the Nurses Corps 
and donned the uniforms of Wave 
Medical Service Corps Officers so 
they could continue their work in Oc- 
cupational and Physical Therapy. 
As Wave officers they will remain on 
their present jobs and will not have 
to return to general nursing duties. 

Nurses transferring were LT Mur- 
iel Hanwell, LCDR Florence M. Fra- 
zier, LT Dorothea H. Wheeler. LT 
Italina di Giambattista, LT Helen F. 
Maurer and LCDR Mary E. Cren- 

Knoll Naiads Place In 
1 2ND Championships 

Four Knoll Employees 
Rated "Outstandinq" 

Cutstanding performance ratings 
for four more civilians have been ap- 
proved by the Performance Rating 

Employees meriting this recogni- 
tion for their past year’s work are 
Edna Bourdase, Administrative Of- 
ficer’s Office; Beverly Miller, Civilian 
Personnel Office; Ewald Meier, Se- 
curity Division: and Betty Winsby, 
Personnel and Records Division. 


Oak Knoll picked up 37 points in 
ie 12ND Swimming meet, held at 

Bell who is no longer stationed 
> re gained second, third and fifth 
' three events while Weitzel placed 
venth in one event. 

Sunday, 7 July 

OMAR KHAYYAM -Cornel Wilde. Ray 
mond Massey, Debra Paget. “A jug of 
wine, a Joaf of bread, thou, and retirement 

Monday, 8 July 

SILENT WORLD — Deep sea documentary. 
Creatures from another world appear on 
the screen for the first time, minus pub- 
licity buildups and plunging necklines. 

Tuesday, 9 July 

RATTLE. IIYMN Rock Hudson, Martha 
Dyer. The story of Col. Dean Hess, a min- 
ister, who returns to Korea as a fighter 
pilot and a caretaker of orphans. 

Wednesday, 10 July 

Montgomery, Ann Robinson. Bang! Bang! 

Thursday, 11 July 

MEN IN WAR Robert Rvan, Aldo Ray. 
Even Time magazine was kind to this war 

Friday, 12 July 

Grant Williams. Viewers will wonder if 
they have the DT’s after peeking at this 
science fiction job. 

Saturday. 13 July 

FOUR GIRLS IN TOWN— George Nader, 
Julie Adams. Must be four guys around 
or else they wouldn’t be in town. 

In latest action in the Men’s Handi- 
cap Bowling League, the fifth-placed 
Kapers swept two games from the 
league-leading All-Stars. Despite the 
loss, the Stars still hold a comfort- 
able lead. 

In other games of the week, the 
cellar-dwelling 8-Balls recorded the 
second upset as they took three 
games from the second placed ALD 
team on a 539 series by Norm Clixby. 
The 5-Pins won two from the Ram- 
bling Amps to close out the action. 

The loop’s leading bowlers are; 
high average. Jerry O’Neil of the All- 
Stars, 164; high series, D. B. Smith 
of the All Stars, 607; high game. 
Bates of the Rambling Amps, 213. 


W L 

All Stars 


5- Pins 


Kapers 12 

8 -Balls 9 ^ 








23 >4 

James E. Houdyshell. HM 3 , 
presented a Letter of Commendation 
by the CO before being discharged 
from the Navy. ‘While assigned u 
the Neuropsyehiatric service of this 
hospital, you performed your duties 
in an outstanding manner. Whil, 
serving as Custodian of the Patienf 
fund, you demonstrated a keen sen* 
of .initiative, judgment and devotion 
to duty. An attitude of cooperatii 
and helpfulness has character^ 
your service during your enlirt 
signment at this hospital,” the let) 

iOsdaimsL & 


Officers reporting for duty were: LT Rob- 
ert H. Donald, MC, USNR, from USXH, 
Memphis, Tenn. ; LT No, Chae Song, ROK 
Navy, from Republic of Korea; LT Patrick 
E. Golden. MC, USN, from Naval Shipyard, 
San Francisco; LTJG Gerald F. Dobel, MC, 
USN, from inactive duty; LTJG Robert S. 
RulTin, MSC, USN. from Nav School of 
Hosp. Admin, Bcthesda, Md. 

Doctors reporting for internship were 
LTJG’s John B. Burr, James L. Okel. Joseph 
D. Lee, Edwin P. Gramlich, Fred L. Benoit, 
III, Robert R. Celli, Albert G. Locw, Jr., 
Dallas C. Allred. Thomas B. Beach, Ronald 
L. Bouterie, Maynard S. Christian, Terry M. 
Collier, Frederick J. Cremona, Ralph M. 
Fortenberry, Theodore C. Fox. David I Hill, 
Paul II. Nieberding, Kenneth II. Ozawa, 
Robert E. Strange, Kay Thomas. Dentists 
reporting for internship were LTJG’s Nor 
man B. Giles, Van R. Tibbetts. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty : 
UN’s Kenneth F.. Dubrcy. James C. Fergu- 
son, Larry G. Hagernian, Charles R. Mc- 

Cuddie, Aldophus Mclver. John L. McFar- 


land, Jesse J. McNeal, Robert .C. Stevens, 
E. N • Afenir. Clarence E. King, Lawrence K. 
Noriega and Richard A. McLean, all from 
1 1 CS, San Diego. 

Allan Denton, H M3, from USNH, Brem- 
erton, Wash.; Eddie J. Riva, HMl. from 
NavRec Sta, Washington, D.C. ; Lee A. 
Crain, HMC, from NSD, Bayonne. N.J. ; 
James Stephens, HMl, from USNH. Be- 
thesda, Md., and David K. Collum from 
USNR, Bremerton, Wash. 

Enlisted personnel detached: Jimmy L. 
Pettit. IIN, to USNAS, Fallon, New ; Rich- 
ard C. Deems. II M2, to USS SALEM <( A 
139); Donald F. Carver, MM3, CG, Third 
MarDiv ; Paul G. Mills, IIMC, to CG. First 
MarDiv. Aircraft Wing. AirFMFPAC ; Wil- 
lie A. Wheeler. HMl, to USS INTREPID 
( CVA 11), Norfolk. Ya. ; lames M. Abbott, 
folk, Ya. ; Joe B. Caesar, SDl, to NavRec 
Sta. T.I. 

Before leaving Oak Knoll for duti 
in Guam, Wesley A. Nielsen, HN, reJ 
eeived a Letter of Commendatioo 
from Admiral Owsley. “While as- 
signed to the records section of the 
Dependents Service of this hospil 
you have displayed unusually hi 
qualities of initiative, judgment, per- 
severance, reliability and devotion to 
duty. Your outstanding performance 
of duty Jis highly commendable, and 
reflects great credit, not only upoi 
yourself, but upon this command and 
the Naval Service,” the CO’s letter 

Sagat M. Giron, MM2, to USNS, Midway; 
Parker J. Barfield, HMC, to PMU 2T2. Nor- 
folk, Ya. ; Burton II. Leuscher. II M2, to 
USNAS, Sanford, Florida; Walter B. Pugh 

II, HMl. to USN AS, Norfolk, Ya. ; Horace 
1). Gaddes, II M2, to US NavAdminUnit, 
Saipan; Gene L. Jowcls, II M2, to US Naval 

Sai pit II, \ iv-iiv. t-> . jwn v.i.t, i i m v , iv/ v v’ 

Sub Base, New London. Conn.; Wesley A. 
Nielsen, IIN, to USNH. Guam Michael A 
Sexton, HM3, and Donald G. Filliater, IIM3, 
to CG, First MarDiv. 

Officers detached were: LT John B. Rob- 

ins, MC, USNR, to Jefferson Davis IIosp., 

Houston, Tex., for DU INS; LT John 
Coyle, MC. USNR, to USNH. Bremerton, 
Wash.; LCDR Harold K Noer, MC. USN. 
to St. Charles FIosp., Brooklyn, N Y. for 
Shannon, USN, to Com 12; LTJG Jack A 

Mover, SC, USNR. to inactive duty; LTJG 


Emily J. Emery, NC, USNR, to 

LT Leo E. Robertson. MC, USNR, to in- 
active duty ; LTJG Anne Joyce, NC, USNR, 
to inactive duty ; LCDR R. A. Edluml, MSC*. 
USN. placed on retired list ; LT Thomas R. 
kleh, MC, USN, to Stanford University ; 
LT Edmund K. Lindemuth, MU, USNR, to 
NAS, Minneapolis, Minn. ; LT Jay B. Simp- 

A hospital patient gazed fondly 
his winsome, red-headed nurse ai» 
told the doctor, “Wonderful nursr 
you've got here. One touch of 
hands cooled my fever miraailousljf 
“We know.” the doctor answered hi® 
“We c:uld hear her slap clear to the 
end of the corridor.” 

Oats— A grain, which in Engtand 
is generally given to horses, but id 
S cotland supports the people. 


210) , LTJG Samuel D. Barker, MS< » 
to USMC . Twenty Nine Palms, Ca® • 
Pauline M. • Smith, NC. 1 SN. to ■ 
Crane. I ml. ; LT Catherine M. R. van «^^B 
USNR, to NAD. Hawthorne, Nev. 

LT Richard W. Ziegler, MC, l 
CG, Third MarDiv; I I Richard A. 

DC, USN. to First MarDiv; LT < 

(lark. MC. USNR. to USNH.. 

Fla. . LT Neil 1> Kenney. MC. - S Y 
Milwaukee County Hospital: LT . 

... I'M. • • S 

ter E C arlton. MC. 

vcrsitv, Houston, Tex.; *L 1 *' q 

M< USN, to l SN H. S in "'<*<>• 


All-American Bowlers Visit Hospital 

Nagy, Fazio Show 
Bowling Skills 

Two of the nation’s top-flight 
bowlers, Steve Nagy and Buzz Fazio, 
stopped at Oak Knoll recently and 
showed Knollites the skills required 
of national champions. 

The two All-American bowlers on 
tour for the Brunswick Company 
brought with them impressive bowl- 
ing records. Nagy, twice named 
Bowler of the Year,” has been na- 
tional champion three times and has 
bowled 28 perfect games. Fazio has 
been national champion twice and 
has rolled 23 perfect games. 

They matched their skills in han- 
dicap games with Chuck Kennedj 
and Tom O’Sullivan of NAS, Oak- 
land, and Jim Hicks. Jim Love. Gene 
Earhart and Jerry O’Neill of Oak 

Though the nationally known 
dropped games to O’Sullivan-Ken- 

UHHV J' - - - - I A o 

LECTURE FROM A CHAMP — Steve Nagy, one of the nation’s top bowlers. | nec jy an d Earhart-O'Neill. their dis- 

• Ws Admiral Owslev and Oakland’s Mayor Clifford E. Rishell, the grip j p1&y of ta i en t and :orm showed why 

-5 — * * * ~ iT'i'Firt 1 a.i — — highly ranked in bowling 

Dorothy Johnson 
Leaves ARC For 
Florist Business 

lhat has won him three national bowling titles. At the left is Buzz Fazio, 
two times national champion, who, with Nagy, is touring the nation giving 
bowling exhibitions and competing in tournaments. 

they are 

Nagy and Fazio, both from Detroit, 
travel approximately 100.000 miles a 
vear bowling in tournaments, giving 
exhibitions in VA hospitals and ap- 
pearing on TV. 

During the 1955-56 bowling year. 
Fazio had a 219 average and Nagy a 
217 average in American Bowling 
Congress competition. Nagy won first 
team All-American honors, while 
Fazio was named to the second team. 

(See photos on Page 41 

Captain Canty 
At London Meet 

CAPT Maurice Schiff, Head of Otolaryngology, tunes in the Audio-Clinic’s 
new Beltone Audiometer before testing a patient's ability to hear. The new 
audiometer makes the clinic one of the most modern on the West Coast. 


Addition of Beltone Audiometer 
Makes Audio-Clinic "One of Best" 

The recent addition of a small deafness. The new Beltone Audiom- 
$2,000 machine — the Beltone Audi- eter emits sounds of various pitches, 
ometer — and the completion of a static, and words from records, which 
'immrfnrnnf “lnv.” no ir or. trancmiHpd to ft natient in an ad- 

soundproof “lab” has made Oak 
Knoll’s Audio Clinic. Ward 45B, one 
of the most complete clinics of its 
type on the West Coast. 

The newly completed clinic con- 
sists of a two-room sound-treated 
unit where patients are tested for 

are transmitted to a patient in an ad- 
joining room. 

The records, obtained from the In- 
stitute of the Deaf, are played to test 
the patient’s social adequacy index— 
to see if words used in everyday con- 
n< Continued on Page 3* 

CAPT Thomas J. Canty. Chief of 
the Amputee Service, left yesterday 
for London, England, to attend the 
Seventh Congress of the Interna- 
tional Society for the Welfare ol 

In addition to representing the 
Navy at the 22-26 July Congress, Dr. 
Canty will serve as official delegate 
from the National Society for Crip- 
pled Children and Adults. 

At the conclusion of the London 
meetings, where the Oak Knoll doc- 
tor will discuss various phases of 
amputee rehabilitation and pros 
thetics, he will go to Copenhagen, 
Denmark, to serve as lecturer at the 
ten-day course to be given 1-10 Au- 
gust by the Committee on Prosthet- 
ics of the International Society for 
the Welfare of Cripples for doctors, 
therapists, and limb-fitters from 
around the globe. 

Dorothy E. Johnson, American 
Red Cross Recreation Supervisor 
here for the past four and one half 
years, has resigned from her position 
to go into the florist business in Oak- 

Miss Johnson has been a profes- 
sional Red Cross worker since May 
1942. Originally from Des Moines, 
Iowa, she is a graduate of Drake Uni- 
versity in that city. She was a social 
and group worker at Roadside Settle- 
ment in Des Moines before joining 
Red Cross, where her assignments 
have been at the Naval Hospital in 
Philadelphia, Fitzsimmons Army 
Hospital in Denver. Colo., and in Ber- 
lin and Frankfurt, Germany. At Oak 
Knoll she has been in charge of pro- 
fessional recreation workers and vol- 
unteer Gray Ladies w T ho participate 
in the hospital’s recreation program 
and has coordinated the many activ- 
ities provided for hospital patients by 
various community organizations. 

Upon her departure Tuesday Miss 
Johnson received a commendation 
from Rear Admiral John Q. Owsley, 
commanding officer, for her “organi- 
zational ability, unfailing devotion to 
duty, and genuine interest in the wel- 
fare of each patient.” 

Red Cross workers and other mem- 
bers of the hospital staff honored 
Miss Johnson at a farewell “coffee” 
at the Red Cross Lounge Tuesday, 
and today she begins her new w’ork 
as owner and operator of Quality 
Flowers. 3700 Telegraph Ave., Oak- 

Miss Winifrid Eley. Miss Johnson’s 
predecessor, will return to Oak Knoll 
as her relief on 15 August. She is cur- 
rently serving as Director of Train- 
ing for Service in Military Hospitals 
in the Pacific Area, and will continue 
in this capacity. 


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The (Pci ft Teal 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

CAPtV; 0 ; . USN * Commanding Officer. 

?rnT» f' \v \ h « n ^ edde U;c J ^-’ MCl USN - Executive Officer. 

LCDR G. \\. Morrison, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer, 
fcditor: Oiristophcr E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sp ° r !% : . I ^° b * Cr ' HM2 S LT Waylnnd Bennett, MC. USN; 

I I JG Anne 1 icrncy, NC, USN. 
editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

?»! an iv y F ! MC *. John M * Simms ’ HMC, Carl Stevenson, HM1. 

Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Bertfer, Librarian. 

L !« af - 15 a sc / n,montJ } I y Publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
,< TK m * nt . a ? d SI compliance w,th NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

A lbc C Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

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»l The Oak Leaf, U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 1‘ California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 19 July, 1957 

No. 15 

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In these our days, where we find mental illness growing to such an alarm- 
ing extent, it might be well for all of us, to pause and ask ourselves, what is 
the cause of it all. Some may place the blame on our hectic manner of living. 
Others, perhaps, may point to the anxiety so prevalent at the moment, and 
to the so-called “cold war” of nerves in which the world now finds itself. 
In fact, blame is placed almost upon everyone and everything, except where 
it should be placed, namely, upon ourselves. For in our struggle for the 
material happiness of life, we have forgotten, that we are creatures com- 
posed of both body and soul. A soul that is made to the image and likeness 
of its God. A soul that came from that God and to Whom it shall return. 
Therefore what manner of happiness can one ever expect to attain, unless 
that same God is made part of our daily life. We cannot live that life alone. 
For unless the love of God breathes forth from the heart of man, we are 
not living, but existing. 

There can be no peace of mind then unless there is first of all peace of 
soul. And we can never even hope to possess that peace of soul, unless our 
lives are lived according to the Commandments of our God and in keeping 
with His Eternal Law. Divorce ourselves from that Law, attempt to live 
our life without our God, and we find ourselves as we do today, lost in the 
maze of our present godless materialism, and in an anxiety, that no neuro- 
psychiatry can or will ever cure. 

Real, honest, and sincere psychoanalysis then, can produce but one con- 
clusion. The conclusion that is self evident to almost all mankind. Namely, 
that we are creatures of God and depend upon Him for every single moment 
of our existence. A God Who demands our obedience and our worship. A 
God Who created us but for one purpose, that we might one day, have an 
eternal peace of mind with Him in Heaven. 

In our feeble attempts to restore the health of those mentally ill, in our 
concern for our own personal mental health, let us fervently pray, that the 
good God will soon again become the most vital part of our American Way 
of Life. We have abandoned Him long enough. Prayer is our personal, per- 
petual contact with Him. Prayer, Daily Prayer, Constant Prayer is the only 
therapy that can maintain any mental balance; prayer the only assurance 
of any real peace of mind. For we can never hope to maintain our mental 
health, unless we first nurture and preserve our spiritual health. May the 
God above keep us happy in both. 

Catholic Chaplain 

Stark Figures Show Need For Less 
Speed, More Care While Driving 

Admiral Ben Moreell, wartime Chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks 
and organizer of the famous “can-do” Seabees, in an address to Civil Engi- 
neer Corps Officers recently, revealed data issued by the Navy Surgeon 
General when he said; Navy and Marine Military Manpower losses from 
motor vehicle accidents for 1955 provided stark figures, when 601 men of 
the naval forces died from injuries received in motor vehicle accidents; and 
that of 7,782 injuries, 389 were invalided from the service. These figures, he 
said, were even more disturbing when it is realized that each case remained 
on the sick list an average of 41 days; so that collectively the 7,782 injured 
represented 320,000 days on the sick list, equivalent to 875 men not avail- 
able for duty for the entire year. In addition to the irreplaceable losses in 
manpower, these accidents will cost the Government more than $34,000,000 
in medical expenses, pensions, and survivor benefits. 

Admiral Moreell cited the old argument that when military personnel 
are off-duty they are “on their own”; and that it was difficult to exercise 
effective control when they are off-duty and away from their stations. But, 
the fact remained, that on-duty or off-duty when injured, they were still 
injured, and the costs arc borne by the Government. He invited serious 
thought to this matter, to alleviate the shocking situation; and urged the 
exercise and adoption of the “can-do” spirit In attacking the problem. 

Red Cross Plans 
Variety Shows 

Since we’ve been having a taste 
here of the kind of weather that al- 
ways makes one dream of sea spray 
or rugged mountain scenery, we were 
feeling pretty sorry for ourselves 
while wondering how to beat the heat 
when . . . suddenly came the timely 
realization: The annual Ice Follies 
Revue had opened its big show in 
San Francisco. 

So now the most exciting news in 
these parts, through the kindness of 
Shipstad’s and Johnson, are the 
Tuesday and Thursday evening ex- 
cursions of patients from Oak Knoll 
to Winterland auditorium via Red 
Cross Motor Service. 

Trips will continue throughout the 
summer months so all those inter- 
ested will have an opportunity to at- 
tend. Arrangements can be made by 
contacting the Red Cross Recreation 
Worker on your Ward. 

Another “Beat the Heat” favorite 
treat, both on the wards, and in the 
Red Cross Lounge are the authentic, 
old fashioned ice-cream churning 
parties. All strong armed volunteers 
are especially welcomed, even those 
with big appetites. 

Speaking of the Red Cross 
Lounge: The latest word in this de- 
partment are the two big variety 
shows scheduled for next week — on 
Monday at 1900, The Vallecito Navy 
Mothers and Thursday, 1900, the 
Linda Gama Revue, and last, but by 
no means least — our ping-pong 
champ of the week! — Dick Day, 
Ward 70A. 

Friday, 19 July, 1957 

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A Note of Thanks 

To the Staff: 

I would like to take this means to 
thank each of you for the beautiful 
flowers, your many cards of sympa- 
thetic understanding, and your words 
of encouragement to me in the recent 
loss of my wife, Marie. Thanks, too, 
to those of you who made contribu- 
tions to the American Cancer So- 
ciety in her name. 

I am deeply grateful for the effort 
made for her and for the consider- 
ation shown me. My sincere thanks. 

E. L. Smith, HMC 

Dependent Dental Care 
Now Being Studied 

The Defense Department is in- 
quiring into the problems of dental 
attention for service dependents in 
connection with medical care under 
Public Law 569. 

Dr. Frank Berry, Assistant Secre- 
tary of Defense (Health and Med- 
ical), has initiated a study of all 
aspects of dental treatment for mili- 
tary families as provided in the De- 
pendents’ Medical Care Act. 

The law now authorizes medical 
attention for the immediate depend- 
ents of servicemen in civilian facil- 
ities but, except in “remote” or over- 
seas areas, provides for dental care 
only In connection with hospital 

There’s magic in the name <J 
Michener, and any book by the au 
KO-RI is bound to be greeted with! 
enthusiasm. In his latest book 
with A. Grove Day, James Michener 
fulfills all the expectations held out 
by these earlier works. Here are true 
adventures of such legendary figured 
as Captain Bligh of Bounty fa m 3 
dramatic, colorful, superbly. told. 

In this year of our Lord 1957, 
people save idiots, cave-dwellers and 
those under three, could remain un- 
familiar with the name of Charleii 
Van Doren. Made as well-known to 
the American household through his 
TV appearances as the hot dog and 
the World Series, Mr. Van Doren has 
added to his justly won acclaim by 
the publication of his first book 
in collaboration with Ralph J. Roske 
he has given us a learned and read- 
able biography of the life of William 
Barker Cushing, USN, drawn from 
his letters and contemporary records. 
Cushing’s most celebrated exploit] 
achieved when he was twenty-one, 
was the sinking of the Albemarle, the 
Confederacy’s formidable iron-clad, 
which had the Union fleet at its 

Another book, covering much the 
same period in American History, is 
the colorful account by Edward Boy- 
kin of the greatest sea raider of them 
all, Raphael Semmes, and his ship 
the Alabama. In GHOST SHIP OF 
tells the grand tale of the man whose 
exploits have never since been 
equalled by surface raider, by aerial 
squadron, or by U-boat ace; 69 Yan- 
kee ships captured, burned or sunk— 
a campaign of attrition that almost 
succeeded in driving the Union flag 
from the sea. 


A committee formed by Dr. Berry 
will study the dental provisions of 
PL569 and make recommendations 
which later may be proposed as leg- 
islation to broaden the benefits of the 
law, acording to a Defense official. 

Howard Swiggett’s heroes are de- ‘ 
cidedly in the higher brackets — the 
Fortune-type business man. For 
those lovers of contemporary fiction - 
who have enjoyed EXECUTIVES 
SUITE and CASH McCALL as well 
as Mr. Swiggett’s earlier book. THE 
novel, THE DURABLE FIRE, will be 
in immediate demand. 

be confused with Life at Oak Knolb 
by John P. Marquand, is not really a 
novel, rather it is a sort of episodic 
narrative of the events in the pre- 
carious existence of Happy Knoll, a 
golf club. Told largely through let- 
ters, it is not the sort of book that 
Marquand readers have come to ex- 
pect of him, but it is a lovely jolly 
book for a sultry summer day. 

Washday Made Easy By 
New Laundromat in 123 

Patients who like to take life easy 
are reminded that washday chores 
ore simple when done at the laundro- 
mat in the basement of Building 123. 
where three automatic washers and 
a dryer are available from 1000 to 
1600 Monday through Friday. 

This facility is for patients only 
The cost is onlv a few nickels. 

paqe Three 

19 IulY. 1957 


KNOLLITEMS: Helen Waterman. 
K records librarian, is back 

me t . two-week vacation on a rub 
! r raft that took her and 33 others 
phantom Ranch, deep tn the 
rZid canyon, down the Colorado 
, L ke Mead. Though the river was 
^highest in 52 years, with waves 
•78 feet high in spots, and though at 
f„e point eight people fell into the 
Hver (air were saved* when the lair 
the canyon wall. Helen says, 
"Anvone could have done it.” Be 
,£een runs over the rapids, the party 

•amped on the river's edge, hiked in 


Admiral Owsley Is 
Speaker at Elks' 

When some 10.000 members of the 
Benevolent and Protective Oidei of 
Elks came to San Francisco for theii 
annual national convention in San 
Francisco this week, the hospital was 
well represented on the program. 

Introduced by R. N. Traver. Chair- 
man of the Veterans Service Commit- 
tee. Admiral Owsley spoke at the 
Wednesday morning meeting at the 
Civic Auditorium, expressing Oak 
Knoll’s appreciation of the thousands 

_,ped on the river s edge nixea Qf doUars WO rth of leather supplies 
he side canyons, dunked themselves ^ organizat ion has provided for Oak 
n the river and in quantities o Knoirs occupational Therapy de- 

jum lotion . . . Lorraine Curley 1 1 A chinmonk nf leather ar- 

Finance is vacationing with i her farm 


partment. Shipments leather ar- vecsary^f « " ' - JC ° ££ Jones LT Ehra helh Carve, LT 

Helen Maurer, LCDR Phyllis Hanwell. LT Dorthea 
Alma Ballantine. 

^^ns Beatrice rive here four' or live times each year, 
ly in Yosemite . . • B Jatrice I d in addition, the Elks have pro- 

rinty, Jean Gerber, < ‘ vided valuable equipment for mak- 

the Nurse Corps have been service is pro- 
moted to JG . . • Scuttle and Butt | , „ an H veteran 

re authors of a column in the NP 
H ‘tents’ publication “The Weekly 
Lh” • • • Members of Class 26 of 

vided for all military and veteran 
hospitals throughout the nation. 
LCDR Phyllis Hanwell, Occupa- 

;h” . . . Members of Class 2b oi Therapy supervisor, arranged 

he EST School and their families ^ monit0 red an exhibit of leather 
vill picnic on the ball field tomoi i ow | t . fvnm cnnnlie«: and eauip- 

picnic on the ball “eld tomoi ° made from supplies and equip- 

I . T -T Italino Digiambattista o : PT proV ided by the Elks, and on 

s a new sand-dune beige Plymouth Admiral Owsley, LT Dor- 

* a new sand-dune beige Wednesday Admiral Owsley. LT Dor 

Savoy, her very first car othea wheeler, Miss Hanwell, and six 

earned to drive it with the expeit . guests at luncheon at 


Grounded" Navy Pilot Celebrates 
Anniversary, Birthday With Party 

JZ £& S 55 . 

recently celebrated two big events in 
his life 

earned to drive it witn tne expeu, ntg were guests at luncheon at 

.elp of Miss Frazier and Corbit Ray P> he sheraton . Palace Hotel. In the 

Captain Gerber and his family j were w E p almer , GM1; G. E. 

heading for Yosemite. Disney- | L . chrys ier 



leading for Yosemite. uisney- | ^ " dner B UC; L. V. Chrysler, 
Mar ineland, and other lands in ® D B lakeney, ENC; J. E. Mc- 

he south ... . rar t v an- and C. C. Shelby, SN. 

WEDDING OF THE WEEK united | c ‘ y ’ ’ 

iernice Antoinette Rqsinski and Albert 

fcrntce Antotnene 

Ipeier in marriage. Father Connolly : So many forthright ladies are ov 

■ead the nuptial mass in the chapel Sat - joyed 

ead me nupnui muz* 

rday morning, with Mary Grant acting , To think themselves hardboiled when 

w maid of honor and Douglas Duncan as a matter of 

maul oj nonvi unu ^ " * „ , » T A CH 

best man. All four members of the j fact they are only Freud. N Aon 

. dding party are HN’s on duty at the 

V P S CT tJtC C • 

“MR. DISASTER” bled for the Air 

^orce last week. The life-size mani- 
dn used to teach latest methods of 
xeating battle or disaster casualties 

You are not permitted to kill a 
woman who has injured you, but 
nothing forbids you to reflect that 
she is growing older every minute. 

pealing battle or disaster casualties | ^ avenged 1440 times a day. 

ppeared at Parks Air Force Base | B IERCE 

iospital, with CAPT A. S. Turville, 
!hief of Oak Knoll’s Dental Service, 
iving the demonstration and lecture 
he rear of the chapel Chaplain Mar- 
in explains, “is for those who always 
ell me they were here in spirit.’’ 
>olish when they please since OT now 
rwns a complete lapidary set — gift of 
ilrs. Boxell, friend of Oak Knoll. 

L. Yetka, now retired, returned re- 
(*ntly from Rethesda to visit his old 
\hipmates at the EST School, where he 
vas once administrative officer. He and 
Mrs. Yetka are shopping for a home 
tmewhere in the. Bay Area. 

The events— the 40th anniversary 
of his joining the Navy on 13 June 
1917 and his sixty-third birthday on 
22 June, were postponed because of 
a bout with the flu, or as he put it, “I 
was overcome by my anniversary and 
birthday and had the flu.” 

Patients and staff members joined 
in the celebration with a large cake, 
ice cream, punch and gifts. Not to be 
outdone by his friends, he presei 
colorful aprons (for which he wove 
all the material) to six Wave officers 
and one nurse. 

Mr. Perron joined the Navy as a 
Seaman Second Class and went to 
ground school at Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. After complet- 
ing flight school at Pensacola, Fla., 
he received his commission and 

Machine Tests Patients For Deafness 

Emily and Mabel Angelo 


. IT urm -me NEW 
5«/E5 £ S*I"6S Boms/ 

(Continued from Page 1) 
versation can be understood. 

The machine also attempts to “con- 
fuse” the patient by making “white 
noises” (static) to see if various 
sounds can be heard despite the 
interference. The sounds can be 
warbled or transmitted in code fash- 

A delayed speech tape recorder is 
used in cases of malingering deaf- 
ness — when there is doubt that a pa- 
tient is actually having hearing dif- 
ficulties. This recorder plays back a 
patient’s words slower than he spoke 
them. If the person being tested can 
hear correctly he will slow down his 
speech (a natural tendency) to time 
his words with the playback, which 
when played back even slower will 
cause the patient to garble his words. 

Heading the Audio-Clinic’s staff is 
CAPT Maurice Schiff, who is in 
charge of the hospital’s Otolaryngol- 
ogy Branch. Resident doctors work- 
ing with him are CAPT G. W. Hurst, 
LT W. R. Walker. LT D. C. Owen. 
LT G. E. Stahl and LT R. H. Donald. 

The clinic has a larger resident 
staff than any other naval hospital 
and than many civilian and military 
hospitals with this type of operation. 
It is also a teaching service and many 
of the interns elect this department 

as part of their course 
In addition to the tests for deaf- 
ness, the doctors perform temporal 
bone surgery to cure deafness and 

ments of World War I. 

While flying “crates” in Italy, Mr. 
Perron was involved in two crashes, 
on New Year’s Day, 1918, and on 20 
June of the same year. “I almost 
killed myself in time to be buried on 
my birthday,” he recalled. 

Following the war, Mr. Perron 
served on the USS LANGLEY, the 
Navy’s first carrier, as a line officer, 
since he retired from aviation in 1924. 
“My best tour- of duty was on the old 
USS LEXINGTON, where I served 
under the late FADM E. J. King.” he 

In World War II, he had command 
of a school ship, was CO of a tanker 
that carried gasoline from Australia 
to the Philippines and at the close of 
the war was in charge of a freighter. 

Retiring from active duty in 1947. 
Mr. Perron settled at 2610 Etna 
Street, Berkeley. Now his favorite 
pastimes are telling highly secret 
“sea stories” to patients in the Mess 
Hall, and weaving aprons for his fe- 
male friends. 


LCDR Edlund Receives 
Commendation from CO 

LCDR Raymond A. Edlund, MSC, 
USN, who recently retired from the 
Navy after 21 years service, was pre- 
sented a Letter of Commendation by 
Admiral Owsley before leaving Oak 
Knoll for a new job at the Touro In- 
firmary, New Orleans, La. 

Pat Downey, HN, prepares a 
patient for a scries of tests by the 
Audio-Clinic’s new Beltone Audiom- 
eter. The earphones allow the pa- 
tient to hear words; sounds, and 
static created by the audiometer in 
the adjoining room. From the tests, 
the clinic’s doctors will be able to de- 
termine the degree of deafness. 

“While assigned duties as Chief of 
the Food Service Division of this 
command, you performed your duties 
in a highly commendable manner. 
As a result of your efforts, it was 
possible to convert the daily menu 
from a single entree to a multiple 
choice entry. The improved menu 
contributed greatly to the high mo- 
rale of both staff and patients,” the 
CO’s letter read. 

Pay Schedule 

Tuesday, 1 August — Officers and staff -en- 
listed personnel. 

A ugust — A 11 pa t ient • enlisted 

Monday, 5 

Page Four 


BUZZ FAZIO showed champion- 
ship form when he gave Knollites 
lessons in the art of bowling. He has 
been national champion twice and 
has bowled 23 perfect games during 
his career. 

Acorns Lose Bid 

For Championship 

The Oak Knoll Acorns’ drive for a 
second straight 12ND “B” baseball 
championship was brought to a halt 
as NAS, Oakland edged the Knollites 
2-1. in the locals’ final game of the 

The Acorns tied for the lead by 
blasting Oakland 11-3, but were un- 
able to clinch the championship as 

Jerry Detweiler 





Bob Bristol, athletic 

director, re- 

leased the team 

averages (in league 













Rhoads 0 

































... 18 





























■"retired before end of season. 

• transferred before end of season. 

To some people nothing is more 
troublesome than the effort of think- 
ing. —BRYCE 

There is now less flogging in our 
great schools than formerly, but then 
less is learned there; so that what 
the boys get at one end they lose at 
the others 


IT’S RODEO TIME — Patients at Oak Knoll pose for a picture befnr 
boarding the bus for the Salinas Rodeo, held on 12 July. The trip was soo * 
sored by the American Legion of Oakland. Shown with the patientTl* 
Arthur Ames, Chairman of the Hospital Patient’s Welfare Committee 
the 10th District, American Legion. 

1 r 

All-Stars Down 
Dental, 10-7 

The All-Stars gained sweet re- 
venge on the Dental Clinic’s pennant 
winning softball team, by downing 
the Molars 10-7 in the last intra- 
mural softball game. 

The Molars, trailing 6-0, slugged 
their way into a one-run lead but I 
couldn’t hold it as the Stars re- 
opened their offense. 

The winning pitcher was Andy 
Beall, and the loser was Max Wor- 
hatch, who had bested Beall in a 
regular league game. 

Alter the game, the opponents had 
a picnic. 

All-Stars Clinch First 
In Men's Bowling Race 

Despite dropping two games to the 
Rambling Amps, the league-leading 
All-Stars salvaged the rubber game 
of the series, and clinched first plao. 
in the Men’s Handicap Bowlin' 
League. Jim Kellner’s 203 gave th 
Stars the necessary victory. 

The Kapers took two games in a- 
upset from the second-placed ALl 
team while the 5-Pins riding on Bob 
Norby’s 507 series won two out -f 
three from the 8-Balls. 

In previous action, the All-Stat 
swept three games from ALD while 
the Rambling Amps took two from 
the 8-Balls. The 5-Pins were drapj 
one to the Kapers despite Brewi 
197-524 series. 

STEVE NAGY demonstrated in his 
recent exhibition here why he has 
been named “Bowler of the Year” 
twice and has been national cham- 
pion three times. He has also rolled 
28 perfect games. 

(phsim awA, 

Tonight, 19 July 
Janies Whitmore. Sal is the new hero of 
an the mixed-up teenagers. Flick must be 
concerned with juvenile delinquency. 
Saturday, 20 July 
Glynis Johns. Playing the buffoon, Danny 
will draw a few laughs for his zany efforts. 
Sunday. 21 July 

Deborah Kerr. Robert Mitchum, A bitter 
Marine and a sweet nun are trapped on a 
lonely Pacific Island. Given good rating. 

Monday, 22 July 

QUEEN OF BA PYLON— Rhonda Flem- 
ing, Ricardo Montalban. Lovely dancing 
girls glide across the screen while Miss 
Fleming and Mr. Montalban lovingly hold 
hands. The dancers will attempt to distract 
the viewer from the usual “exotic’’ plot. 
Tuesday, 23 July 

Marisa Pa van. Smells of yellow journalism. 
Newspapermen do not wear duck-tail hair- 

Wednesday, 24 July 

NAN — Jim Davis. Carl Smith. Joe Brown 
also stars in this collection of western 

Thursday, 25 July 

JOE DAKOTA — Jack Mahoney, Charles 
McGraw. Tales of the wild and woolly west 
never gTow old. 

Friday, 26 July 

T 1 1 E L A N I) l r NK N O W N -Jack M ahoney , 
Shawn Smith. After cleaning up the Da- 
kotas, Jack goes somewhere in search of 
bad men. 

Saturday, 27 July 

NIGHT PEOPLE — Gregory Peck, Rita 
Gam, Broderick Crawford. A talc of sus- 
pense in post-war Berlin. Very interesting. 

New Life Insurance 
Offered to Services 

Washington (AFPS) — Low-cost 
group life insurance now is offered to 
servicemen and women world-wide 
by the Armed Forces Enlisted Per- 
sonnel Benefit Assn. here. Available 
to regular members of the services 
on active duty in all enlisted grades, 
the plan provides a $10,000 policy at 
lowest possible cost. 

Designed to give men and women 
in the ranks the benefits of group 
life insurance formerly available only 
to commissioned and warrant offi- 
cers, no medical examination is re- 

The cost of full coverage is $9 a 
month, regardless of age, for all 
members, except those performing 
hazardous duties, who will contribute 
$12.50 monthly. Premiums can be 
paid by allotment. 

The association is a non-profit or- 
ganization recently formed by en- 
listed members of the Armed Forces 
in the Washington area. 

Other benefits available through 
the association are emergency loans 
to meet extraordinary family expen- 
ses and scholarship grants up to $300 
annually for deserving children of 

Additional information may be ob- 
tained from: Armed Forces Enlisted 
Benefit Assn., 422 Washington Bldg., 
15th St. and New York Ave., Wash- 
ington 5, D.C. The regular member- 
ship fee is $2. 

(OslcojfUL & JoasulvsIL 

Officers reporting for duty were: CHMED- 
SERWRNT John A. Tabor, USN, from 
University of California; LT Gloria J. 
Stipe, NC, USN, from NavMedl'nit, Tripler 
Army Hospital; LT James E. Miles. MC. 
USN R, from inactive duty; LT Suman 
Chandrangsu, Royal Thai Navy, irom Thai- 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were: 
Charles R. Loften, H M2, from USS ROAN 
OK K (CL-145) ; Jerry E. Jackson, HM3, 
from USN H. Corpus Christi, Tex.; John 1 
I nlla, HMl. from USS WHETSTONE 
(LSD-27); George Schmidt. II MC, from 
I SNH, Camp Lejeune, N.C. ; Martin B 
Wenger, II MC, from CSS UNION (AKA 
1J)6); Thomas J. Osborne, HMC, from Nav- 
( ruit, Butte. Montana ; Francis C. Bover, 
HMl. US NavUnit, Frederick, Md. ; Lcland 
John. IIMl, USNAS, Hutchinson, Kan.; 
Julius J. Hafelfinger, MM2, from USNH. 
Portsmouth, Va. 

Matthew Brinz. II M2, from NavRecSta, 
Brooklyn. N.Y.; William A. Bond III. 
HMC, from USNavSta, Trinidad, British 
W?;} Indies : John D. Kulus. HMC, from 
l SNR 1C, Dubuque, Iowa; Gerald R. Sup 
cmant, 1 1 M2, from USS CARTER HALL 
(LSD-3); David R. Hicks, HMl, from US- 
M ( AS, El Toro, Santa Ana, Calif.; Wayne 
D. Norris, II M2, from 2nd MarAirWing, 
Air FM FLA NT ; John M McMillen. II M2, 
from NAS. Brunswick. Maine; Oliver I,. 
Jones. IICS, San Diego. 

Robert H. Moore, FI M2, from NAS, Cor- 
pus Christi, Tex.; Patrick W. Jackson, 
IMC. USCG; Carl F. Baker, II MC, USCG, 
lx>th from C(» Base, Alameda; Marshon P 
King, HM3. from NavShpYd, San Francis- 
co; Wesley J. Peterson, II M3, from USNH, 
Bremerton, Wash. 

HN’s Clifford J. Murray, Richard F. 
Craghead, Henry R. Webb, Gary A. Ander- 
sen, Edward 1). Anderson, Russell E. Bates. 
Arthur R. Fullerton, Lewis Hamilton. James 
A. Kirby, Norman I). Pritchard, all from 
IK S, San Diego. 

Officers detached were: LT Helen T. 
Black, NC. USN, to USN II, Philadelphia. 
Pa.; CAPT Henry R. Ennis, MC, USN. to 
USNH, Charleston. S.U. ; LT Wannie R. 
Shelton, NC, USN, to NavSta, Tongue 
Point. Astoria, Oregon; LT Caroline A. 
Kclcec, NC. USN, to USNH. Camp Le- 
icune, N.C'.; LT Norman W. Carter, MC. 
USNR, to inactive duty; LT Morris 1. 
Pdtz, to inactive duty; LTJG Helen R. 
Max, NC, USNR, to NAI), Hawthorne, 
N ev 

Enlisted personnel detached were: William 
I'.. Adams, HMl, to USNH. Portsmouth, 

\a. ; Don L. Fritson, FIN. to XavRadl. 1, 
San Francisco; Wilford W Hess. II M2 t 

To be in love is merely to be in . 
state of perceptual anathesia — to 
mistake an ordinary young man for 
a Greek God or an ordinary young; 
woman for a goddess. 


Third All-Navy 
Cartoon Contest 
Now Underway 

The Third AU-Navy Cartoon Con- 
, es t is now underway and prospective 
Dak Knoll cartoonists must submit 
, ^ eir entries to Special Services for 
warding to the Chief of Naval Per- 
.t mnel (Pers-GID in time to be 
judged before 1 Oct., 1957. 

All naval personnel on active duty 
- their bona-fide dependents are 
eligible. A contestant may enter as 
• many cartoons as desired. The car- 
toons (gag or situation) must have 
I Navy theme or background, be in 
s OTinct hp Honp in black 

good taste, and must be done in black 
ink on 8" x 10! 3 " white paper or illus- 
tration board. 

a contestant may tenter as many 
cartoons as desired but each entry 
j ‘ must contain the following informa- 
tion securely attached to the back of 
' the cartoon: 

(1) Full name of originator 
\ (2) Rank or rate 

<3) Serial or- file no. 

<4) Duty station 

(5) Home town, home town news- 1 

' (6) A statement certifying the car- 
; toon's originality 
(V “All claims to the attached en- 
try are waived and I under- 
[ • stand the Dept, of the Navy may 
use as desired.” 

Signed , - — 

(8) Dependents should supply 

above data and state: “I am a 

dependent of - — 

name, rank, etc.” 

(9 > “Forwarded." Signed by CO or 

The entries will become the prop- 
j erty of the Navy Department and will 
not be returned. Nonwinning entries 
will not be acknowledged. 

All-Navy championship trophies, 

: furnished by the Chief of Naval Per- 
I sonnel, will be forwarded to the re- 
[t I spective commanding officers for pre- 
sentation to the five first-place 
winners. The winning cartoons will 
• be Qjablished in ALL HANDS maga- 
, Sine and notations will be made in 
<•! the Special Services Newsletter 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY— Mary Ann Nigro, HA, Oak Knolfs newest Wave, as« sts ^ s - °ie Wms 

ing, a Yeomanette in World War I, in cutting the birthday cake celeb-' g the_15th anmve.wy tLTvfjZ* 

1 on 26 July. Taking part in the celebration were (left to right) Adrian Honan, HM3. CAPT Fitz-John Weddell 

Jr.. Executive Officer, Carol Lee Critzer, HN, LCDR Mary Crenshaw. Wave Administrator here. LCDR 
Melvin, LT Italina DiGiambattista, and Darian Koser, HN. 

*15th Anniversary 

SecNav Gates Congratulates Waves Waves 

tl.. l/iinc me in extending congratulations und best wishes to all # 

The Entire Navy joins me in extending congratulati 
Waves on thr occasion of their fifteenth anniversary. By their patriotic devo- Fifty-one Oak Knoll W aves cele- 
tion to the Navy the Waves have rendered invaluable service to our country, brated the 15th anniversary of the 
Their performance of duty in the vaned and often complex assignments given founding of the Waves on 26 July 
to Waves has been a significant contribution to our national defense. May the with a party at the quarters while a 
Waves have continued success in the future. 


Secretary of the Navy 


Knoll Enlisted Men 
May Apply For NROTC 

national celebration w r as being held 
in Boston, where thousands of Waves 
and ex-Waves gathered to hear 
Thomas S. Gates, Jr.. Secretary of 
the Navy, and CAPT Louise K. 
Wilde, Wave Director and Assistant 
Chief of Naval Personnel for Wom- 

The fifty-one Waves at Oak Knoll 
I are part of the 730 officers and 5200 
enlisted Waves who are now serving 
in naval activities in England. 
Fiance. Germany, Italy. Norway. 
Japan. Guam, Hawaii. Puerto Rico 
, and the United States. Enlisted worn- 

Members of Oak Knoll’s enlisted 
staff, who meet the necessary qual- 
ifications, may now apply for a com 

LTJG Chet Issarangkool of the Royal Thai Navy receives a Certificate of 
racial Instruction for completion of a year as a resident observer in the 

en now on active duty serve in 26 
general service ratings, at 250 Navy 

From its start in 1942. w’hen the 
Navy set the strength at 10,000 en- 
listed women and 1,000 officers, the 
Waves grew’ to a peak of 86.000 by 
1945, serving at 900 naval activities 
in the United States and Hawaii. 

Wave enlisted women performed 

• V uropsychiatric Service. Presentation is made by Admiral Owsley, while every kind of duty ashore including 
- I \T Suman Chandrangsu. who recently reported from Thailand for a year’s everything from gunnery instructor 

mission through the Naval Reserve j training in Pediatrics. CAPT’s M. E. Roudebush and R. R. Deen of the 
Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC). Neuropsychiatric Service, look on. Dr. Chet left Saturday to return to Bang- 
The program consists of four years kok, where he hopes to put into practice in the Thai Navy Hospital the new 
of Navy subsidized education in one I psychiatric techniques he learned at Oak Knoll. Having become something 

to hospital corpsman. Officer ranks 
included lawyers, engineers, doctors, 
linguists and educators. In Washing- 

of 52 colleges or universities and a | of an expert in English language and American customs during his stay ^° n a ^ one during World War II, 
commission as Ensign or 2nd Lieu- j here, Dr. Chet (at a party the eve of his departure) suggested singing “Auld Waves comprised 55 per cent of all 
• tenant in the Marine Corps for four | Lang Syne” but on second thought decided. "Too sad — better make it ‘Auf military personnel wor king in the 

years of active duty after graduation. I Wiedenjehen .’ 

Navy Department. 

Page Two 


The Ouk Teai 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

PaJ?£V* MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

.trX^ ltZ .; J °w n Wedde,, » Jr - MC * USN, Executive Officer. 

LCm< G. \V. Morrison, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports : Robert Bristol. MM2 ; I T Waylnnd Bennett, MC, CSN; 

LTJG Anne Tierney, NC, USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers: Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, llMC, Carl Stevenson 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross. Mrs. Emma Berber, Lil 

I he Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
„ T . a ? d *?, compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

a j c Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material, 
rmed Forces 1 resit Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service, 
ontributions from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be nddressed to The Editor 
of The Oak Leal,” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oaklond 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 2 August, 1957 

No. 16 

Four former shipmates of the old battleship USS MARYLAND held & 
reunion at Oak Knoll recently over a hand of cards and talked of life aboard 
ship from 1909-12 and their trip across the Equator where they became 
members of Neptune’s Court. It was the first time they had seen each other 
in 45 years. They are (left to right) LT Frank Bidwell, Los Altos; LCDR 
W. J. Volkman, Vallejo; Warrant Gunner Henry J. Saunders. Oakland 
and LCDR R. S. Kaiser, Campbell. 

A common source of friction in human relationships is found in the fact 
that families of diverse background and habits are thrown together in 
somewhat close connection as adjoining neighbors. 

After all. you haven’t too much to say about who moves into the house 
next door. The family may be richer or poorer than yours; the people may 
be untidy in the way they keep their house and yard, while you are the 
soul of neatness; they may like noisy parties, while you prefer to remain 
quiet and retired. And from their point of view, you may be an old fogy in 
your ideas, overmeticulous about your lawn and flowers, unsympathetic 
toward children. 

Out of this conglomeration of circumstances and contradictory traits can 
arise arguments and bickering, inconsiderateness, feelings of annoyance 
developing into hatred and a desire of revenge. 

For the genuine Christian, the difficulties inherent in the neighbor rela- 
tionship must be met with the determined practice of virtue. Pride and 
vanity should under no circumstance be allowed to cloud one’s vision. To 
feel superior to one’s neighbor because of one’s superior social standing or 
greater wealth is a foolish vice indeed. Your neighbor, though he may be 
poorer, may be far more acceptable to God tharfyou. Doubtless, when you 
come down to it, your family has a fault to match every fault of the family 
next door. Beware, then, of passing judgment. God. Who arranged matters 
so that people and families would be so different, had His good reasons for 
doing so. One of these reasons undoubtedly was so that all of us might have 
ample opportunity to practice the all-important virtue of charity. It is easy 
to practice charity at a distance, but the real test comes in the close rela- 
tionship of neighbor to neighbor. 

In brief, interpret literally and follow manfully Christ’s injunction: “Love 
ycur neighbor as yourself.” 

LCDR RAYMOND J. TALTY, Catholic Chaplain 

(jJfdcamsL & J-ahmuslL 

Officer < reporting for duty were: LCDR 
Ku, Ti Shcng . LT Kuan, Ting Yuan ; LTJG 
Yuan, Chi Luan, all of the Chinese Navy; 
ENS Doris A Bond. NC. USNR; ENS 
Virginia A. Manwiller, NC, USNR ENS 
Joyce G. Wiltrout, NC. CSNR. all from 
CSN II, St. Albans. L J.. N Y. ; LT Richard 
I McLaughlin, MC, USNR, from inactive 
duty; LT Stuart II. Martin, MC CSNR, 
from CSN II. Corona, Calif. 

ENS MoIJie Inzunza, NC. USNR, from 
CSN II. Bcthesda. Md. ; LTJG Ann E. 
Meyer, NC, USNR, from NavMedUnit, 
Tripier Army Hospital, San Francisco; LT 
Gerald E. C rary Jr., MC, CSNR, from in- 
active duty; CAPT Arthur L. Schultz, MC, 
CSN. from USX II. St. Albans. L. I., N.Y. ; 
CAPT John J. Ricder. MC. USN, from 
Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles; LT 
Harry C. Gibbons Jr., MC , l SNR, from 
USNII, Bainbndge, Md. ; CIIMEDSERV - 
\VRXT Cary W. Ogilvic Jr., from USNII, 
Yokosuka, Japan; LT Clyde D. Hawley, MC, 
USN. from USNII, Corona, Calif. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for fluty were; 
James Plumtree. I1M3, from I SNII, San 
I >icgo ; Gerald R. Tennell, II M2, and Rus- 
sell II. Ccderlund, Jr., II M2, both from Task 
Unit 1302K, NavSbipYd, San Francisco; 
Mary A. Nigro, HA, and Darren Y. Koscr, 
I IN, both from IICS, Bainbridge, Md. ; Les- 
lie R Easley, from NAS. Alameda; Robert 
\V\ Ligon, II N, from l SNS, T.I. 

UN's Eldon VV. Oxley, Bobby D. Lord, 
Merle W. Snider. Manuel R. Villarmon, 
Douglas L. Dick, Thomas G. Noll, Floyd N. 
Smith. Robert L Parr, Dennis R. Bushman, 
Robert L. Collado, Richard Rodriguez, 
Charles H Sellars, Bobby VV. Stewart, John 
\V Young Jr., and Robert R. Maeder, all 
from DCS, San Diego llf ^ . 

UN’s Gordon T. Benham, Darrel W. Good- 
win, Thoma D. McC oy, John K. I rcsly 
Kenneth W. Stewart. Thomas W. Mott, wd 
Michael Buzemhne. all from USNII. Brem- 
erton. Wash.; La Dteu Barnes. II N. from 
rSN'H. San I >ick‘> ! Harry Ft,. Ball. II M2, 

I ,,„ n Third Marine Division; Gwizolcs M. 
Andico, ON, NTC, San Diego. 

Officer' detached were: I T (ieorRe A. 
Brennan. MC. USN K. NavSta. Agpenua. 
Newfoundland; U Raymond J. Murphy, 

MC, USNR, to inactive duty; LT Bertha V. 
Kerr, MC, USNII, Portsmouth, Va. ; LT 
Clyde M. Woods. MC, USNR, to Naval 
School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Fla. ; 
LT Gretchen S. Ilill, NC, USN, to NAF, 
Monterey, Calif. 

Enlisted personnel detached were : Roger 
T. Jaimey field HM3, to USNH, Jacksonville, 
Fla. ; Efren L. Reyes, II N, to 50 Fell St., 
San Francisco; Henry R. Caneva, HMC, to 
NavResTracen, Fresno, Calif. ; Leo C. Stcn- 
zel, HN, to Camp Lcjcune, N.C. 

iiutitc Srruirea 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tuesdays, 1215-1245, 
Bldg. 133 

0600, 0830 

DAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 
Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 



IN 67 A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sunday* 

A number of years ago. Pearl Buck 
wrote her book. THE GOOD EARTH, 
and established herself both as a nov- 
elist and an authority on the Chi- 
nese character. During the twenty- 
five years since THE GOOD EARTH 
appeared, she has attempted in a 
number of books, to recapture the 
quality that made that book an im- 
mediate success and a minor classic 
of our time. In none of them has she 
quite succeeded, but in her latest 
has written a story that, while it 
cannot be compared with the early 
work, has a distinction of its own. It 
is the story of Elizabeth and Gerald 
and their son, Rennie. When the 
Communists took over in China, 
Elizabeth and Rennie returned to her 
native Vermont, while Gerald, with 
the blood of his Chinese mother 
strong in his veins, sought happiness 
of a sort in Peking. 

Quite different from the world of 
Pearl Buck, is THE WORLD OF 
SUZIE WONG, a novel, also about 
China, by Richard Mason that is cer- 
tain to stir up a storm of controversy 
among its readers. Suzie is, accord- 
ing to her own description, “a dirty 
little yum-vum girl” and she plies 
her trade at the Nam Kok in Brit- 
ish Hong Kong. But however you 
feel about Suzie, you will not re- 
main indifferent to her; she is wise 
and bitter, and has, at the same time 
the charm and naivete of a child. 

In the book THE HILLS OF BEV- 
ERLY, Libbie Block has written, 
rather in the manner of a sev- 
enteenth century diarist, about the 
life of the "court” at Beverly Hills, 
where monarchy and princelings car- 
ry on their business battles by day. 
and seek pleasure with their lovely, 
pampered ladies by night. The fine 
and unusual style of her writing, as 
well as the popularity of her subject, 
are sure to make this one of the real- 
ly successful books of the year. 

And for those who have fallen vic- 
tim to the midsummer slump, what 
greater news could there be than the 
announcement of a new book by Pat- 
rick Dennis? In the book THE PINK 
HOTEL, written with Dorothy Er- 
skine, the author gives us a mad 
chronicle of the people at a Florida 
hotel. Not as funny as AUNTIE 
MAME? Of course not. but a very 
funny book, nevertheless. And while 

Red Cross Trainees 
To Finish Course, 
Leave Hospital 

Four Red Cross trainees will finish " 
their four weeks’ orientatioh. course r t 
here on 9 August and will then report t 
to other hospitals for duty. 

Man,’ Bricher of Cottage Grove. : 
Ore., a graduate of Dominican Col- ' 
lege, San Rafael; Margaret Gray 
Walnut Creek, graduate of the Col- jjd 
lege of Arts and Crafts, Oakland; • 
and Patrician Donovan, who is froir 
Pasadena and Stanford, will go to the 
Naval Hospital at San Diego. Carol 
Heimerdinger of Menlo Park and the 
University of Arizona, to Parks Air. 1 
Force Base Hospital. 

Misses Bricher and Gray are recre- : 
ation workers. Misses Donovan and . 
Heimerdinger. junior case aides. 

Jack Asbury, ADI, received a Letter 
of Appreciation from Admiral Owsley 
for his services on 41A from 12 March 
1956 to the present time. “Although 
you have been in patient status, un- 
der treatment for a severe fracture of 
the hip. y<JU have done an outstand- 
ing job in handling ward clerical and 
secretarial work. You have been ex- 
ceptionally cooperative with the 
nursing staff and have been most 
helpful in promoting harmony on the 
ward.” the CO’s letter said. 

you are still in the mood for laughter, j 
let us recommend DOUGH. RAY J 
AND ME. the adventures of a fam- 
ily who gave up social security fofr » 
home on the range It is, by the wav, . 
by Pat Kilmer. 



Page Three 

Fri ^ w,2 Aug^gk l^Z- 


■•March comes in like a lamb and 
Ilf out like a lion" (or vice versa) 
S Oak Knoll’s draftees are prepar- 
‘ co out In a roar. A pardon from 
Hi. Sam wfll make It possible for 
Hie December draftees to get out 
{SL months early and the March 
-•w five months early. 

Jack Owens, DT3, will be the fust 
, 0 leaV e and will join the retired 
ks on Tuesday. Following him in 

^ort while will be his fellow Dental 

T P (*hs Duane “Gus” Gustafson and 
Dick Rhoads, who will take his flag 
‘hat proclaims him Oak Knolls 
Greatest athlete. Not to be outdone 
1L the Pharmacy team of Hawk, 
Worhatch, Pagano, McClarney and 
■eCrone, Inc., who are rapidly re- 
aving their “shingles” from the 
.alls The picture of Cosmas and 
■ >amian will remain. 

\fraid of being left behind are 
I vrge Curtis. Floyd Evans, Don 
hheider, Jess Valdez, Warien 
3 rown, Bill Gross, Lee Konczak, 
‘Wir°py” Miller, and Norman Savoie 
r, oW two reserves are trying to horn 
n on the act, since the Navy has an- 
nounced it will discharge 15,000 men 
by 1 January 1958. 

KNOLLITEMS: Barbara Moore- 
fteld of Disbursing, recently changed 
rates and is now one of four Waves 
in the entire Navy with a draftsman's 
jate. Formerly a DK3, she passed 

I the test for DM3 after studying from 
:orrespondence courses. . . . When 
Iransecean Air Lines’ new Lockheed 
Super Constellation left Oakland for 
■Honolulu on 23 July, Helen Zlibin’s 
.-other and -15-year-old daughter 
Karen were aboard and Helen wished 
she were. . . . LT Isabel Meyers’ much- 
publicized pooch, Georgie, self-ap- 
pointed mascot of the NP Service, 
nas had a change of detail. Miss Mey- 
ers recently transferred to EENT. 
and so did the brown and white boxer, 
who. observers say, has taken to run- 
ning around examining the ears of 
every other canine that comes along. 

ed Cynthia Todd, HN, currently an 
OR student, and Stanley Cline, HM2, 
the CO’s driver, in a double ring cere- 
mony in Porterville on 19 July. The 
newlyweds honeymooned in Los An- 


Navy to Release 
15,000 by 1 Jan. 

Washington (AFPS)— The Navy 
las announced its present plans for 
a 15,000 strength cut by Jan. 1, 1958 
in accordance with Secretary of De- 
ense Charles E. Wilson’s recent 

The reduction in officer personnel 
is planned primarily by means of 
early release of junior reserve officers, 
who would otherwise be continued on 
active duty for several more months. 

Additional cuts will be made in 
various officer procurement pro- 

The reduction of the called for 
13.365 enlisted personnel will be done 
by giving an early out to certain se- 
lected members, and by paring the 
number of reservists on active duty. 
In addition, recruiting quotas will be 
reduced by some five per cent. 

To give more impetus to the pro- 
gram and extra latitude in early sep- 
arations, the General Classification 
Test criteria for re-enlistments has 
been raised from a score of 36 to 42. 

i Seven of the new interns — Doctors 
, Allred. Celli, Cremona, Nieberding, 
Okel, Kay, and Christian — are single. 

Two Knoll Officers Hear 
Report on Health Drive 

LCDR John L. Young and LTJG 
L. F. Krause represented Oak Knoll 
at a recent “Appreciation Luncheon” 
where the 1957 Federal Sei vices 
Campaign for National Health Agen- 
cies was evaluated by members of 
the agencies concerned. 

Mi*. Elmer P. Zollner, president of 
the United Cerebral Palsy Associa- 
tions, Inc., convened the group at the 
new- UCPA Center in Oakland, and 
Mr. Ed O’Neill, county coordinator, 
reported results in Alameda County, 
indicating that satisfactory results 
were obtained through the new sys- 
tem of voluntary, confidential con- 

Agencies benefiting from this 
year’s campaign were Muscular Dys- 
tropy Associations of America, Inc., 
National Society for Crippled Chil- 
dren and Adults, and United Ceie- 
bral Palsy Association. American 
Cancer Society and American Heart 
Association will also share in the 
1958 drive. None of the five will be 
included in the forthcoming United 
Bay Area Crusade. 

LCDR Young, LTJG Krause, and 
LTJG Matilda McCrory were in 
charge of the drive here last March. 

NEW INTERNS— Twenty medical interns are i^erafare 

twelve months’ training in the various newcomers are 

fast becoming oriented to the hospital an . _ Celli Collier; 

(front row. left to right, Doctors Allred. Beno. ..Cremona Ce ll. Co 

(second row) Doctors Tibbetts (DC), Fox. Loew. Lee. Bouterie, dm 
Doctors Okel. Thomas. Christian. Burr. Oxawa Neiberdtng (top row, 
Gramlich, Fortenberry, Hill. Strange, Beach and Giles (Den a ). 

New Interns, 20 Medical, 2 Dental 
Now on Duty in Various Services 

Twenty medical interns and two | LTJG Joseph D. Lee Hanna_ Wy- 
dental interns reported to Oak Knoll oming. University of Colon 

recently for a year's training and are Albert G. Loew Ji., S : ’ ’ 

now rotating through the various Geo = 

services before becoming ful.-fledged £ y Ne Univers f ty 0( Cinci nnati; LT 

ThTnew medical interns are LT James L. Okel Montgomery, Ala., 
Dallas C. Allred. Alma, N.M., North- University of Alabama^ LTJC Kcn- 
western University; LTJG Fred L. neth H. Ozawa. St. Helena, Cali _. 
Benoit III. Yakima. Wash.. Univer- college of Medical Evangelists. L 
sity of Washington; LT Thoma. B Ro’tert E. strange Marion. Dad.. In- 
Beach, Chicago. 111.. University of diana University: LT Kay Thomas, 

Wisconsin; LT Ronald L. Bouterie. Oklahoma City. Okla., University of 
New Orleans, La., Louisiana State Texas. 

University; LT John B. Burr. Oak- The new dental interns are LTJG 
land, University of British Columbia; Van R. Tibbetts Jr., Los Angeles, 
LTJG Robert R. Celli, San Francisco. University of Southern California 
Creighton University; LT Maynard and LTJG Norman B. Giles. Ogden, 
S. Christian, Kalaw, Burma,' Univer- Utah. Northwestern University, 
sity of British Columbia. — 

LT Terry M. Collier, Nacogdoches, CDR Clark Reappointed 
Tex., Baylor University; LT Fred- _ , k i_ J* _| 

erick J. Cremona, Calvert, Tex.. Bay- To UC Medical raCUlty 

lor University; LTJG Ralph M. For- CDR Gale Clark, Head 01 Oak 
tenberry, Hattiesburg, Miss., Univer- Knoll’s Neurosurgeiv Bianch, as 
sity of Mississippi; LT Theodore C. been notified by the Regents of the 
Fox, Racine, Wis., University of Wis- University of California of his reap- 
consin; LTJG Edwin P. Gramlich. pointment as Clinical Assistant in 
Naturita, Col., University of Oregon; Neurological Surgery at U. C. Medi- 
1 LTJG David I. Hill. Brooklyn, N.Y., cal School. San Francisco, for the 
Jefferson Medical College. coming year. 

LIFE BEGAN’. . . on 19 July for 
Steven Charles Wiswell, 6 lb. 2 oz. 
son of Raymond Wiswell, HM1, and 
wife Doris ... on 23 July for Sarah 
Beth Martin, 8 lb. 4 oz. daughter of 
LT Stuart Martin and wife Evelyn 
... on 24 July for Sarah Carver Hosp. 
7 lb. 12 oz. daughter of LCDR David 
Hosp and wife Alice ... on 25 July 
for Terri Lynn Logue, 6 lb. 12 oz. 
daughter of James Logue, HN3, and 
wife Betty. 

Poytress has completed her course in 
hospital nursing administration at 
the University of Indiana and has 
orders to the Station Hospital, Port 
Lvautey, French Morocco. 

Officers, Wives Invited 
To Attend Melodrama 

Oak Knoll officers and their wives 
are invited to see “The Curse ot an 
Aching Heart” (or "Trapped in the 
Spider’s Web”) an old - fashioned 
melodrama to be presented Monday 
night at 2000 by the NAS, Alameda 
Officers’ Wives’ Club. 

Admission to the play is 99<> pay- 
able at the door, and all proceeds will 
go to the various charities supported 
by the Club. For those wishing to 
have dinner at the club before seeing 
the show, chicken- in- a-basket will 
be available for $1.25. 

• ‘‘My wife and I had some words 
; last night, but I never got to use 

Kip Taylor, former Oregon State 
mentor, has the final solution for the 
regulation of big-time football: one 
squad for offense, one for defense 
and one to attend classes. 

NEW UROLOGY TECIIS— CAPT Fitz-John Weddell Jr., Executive Of- 
ficer, presents Roger Jaimey field, HM3, a Certificate of Special Instruction 
for completing the six-month Urology Technicians School, while his fellow 
graduate Leo Slenzil, HN, looks on. At the right is CDR R. B. Connor. 
Assistant Chief of Urology. Jainieyfield has been transferred to NAS, Jack- 
sonville, Fla., and Stenzil was sent to Camp Lejeune, N.C. 

Page Four 


All Stars Win 
Handicap Loop 
As Bowling Ends 

Friday, 2 August, 1 95* i 


Competing for championship honors in the 12ND Women’s Softball 
League are the following members of the Oak Knoll nine (front row, left 
to right): Ida Young, Joan Shaw, Arlene Donahue, Florence Jones, Anne 
Tierney and “Ace,” the team mascot. (Second row) Mary Lou Chavez, 
Kay Hess, Beverly Sparks, Jane Brogden, Pat Underwood, Marie Enright 
and R. L. Cox, coach. 

Knoll Team Competing 
In Softball Tourney 

Coach Dick Walton and 11 other 
players left yesterday for Stockton 
to compete in the three-day 12ND 
Softball Tournament. Ten teams are 
playing in the meet. 

Members of the team are Dick 
Rhoads. Dick Baker, Duane Gustaf- 
son, Max Worhatch, Andy Beall, Vic 
Irving, Don Dunkel, Frank Jackson, 
Tom Crumbley. Ron Watson. Jim 
Mitchell, and Dr. Walton. 

Camp Site Open 
To Hospital Staff 

Agency Offers Free 
Trips to Lake Tahoe 

Fruitvale Travel Center of Oakland 
is now offering: to Oak Knoll’s staff 
and patients free bus trips to Lake 
Tahoe. No minors can be permitted 
on this tour. 

Camp Cloudburst, a recreation site 
near the Marine Corps Cold Weather 
Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., 
is now open for members of the hos- 
pital’s military staff, their families 
and guests until 1 Oct. 

Facilities at Camp Cloudburst con- 
sist of 17 pyramidal tents equipped 
with stoves and a limited number of 
iron bunks; portable water trailers, 
outdoor picnic tables, fireplaces and 
camping space for those who own 
trailers or tents. 

The league-leading All Stars closed 
out the Men’s Handicap Bowling 
League victoriously as they swept 
three games from the 5-Pins and 
took the championship. Jim Hicks’ 
217-543 series and Jerry O'Neill’s 202- 
532 series paced the Stars. 

In other league action, ALD swept 
three from the Rambling Amps on 
Joe McFadden’s 180-528 series and 
moved into third place over the 
losers. The Kapers also closed out 
their season with a sweep by winning 
three from the 8-Balls. 

In previous games, Bob Norby 
bowled the highest game in three 
years with a 256 (scratch), as the 
5-Pins won three straight from ALD. 
The Rambling Amps won two from 
1 the Kapers. 

The official closing of Oak Knoll’s 
bowling season will take place at the 
CPO Club on Thursday, 8 Aug. with 
I the awarding of trophies at 2100. A 
buffet dinner will be served at 2000. 

The bowling alley will now be 
closed from 5 Aug. to 12 Aug. for re- 
decorating, and the leagues will start 
playing again in Sept. 

Leaders in the league were: high 
average (scratch) Brewer, 164; high 
series (handicap), D. B. Smith. 635; 
high game (handicap), Norby. 271. 

FIRE D()W T N ni |lELOVV^Ri! a 

Robert Mitchuni. There are still a fe* *; 1 
believe in Hell. 

____ Saturday, 3 Aueust 

HIE TENDER TRAP - Frank Si™ , 
Debbie Reynolds. Frankie (oven up a p*,,, 

' •'"' l hw black I k 

Sunday, 4 August 

■VV? 0 ^ MKN — Henry Fonda, Lee 1 
. , <,,ve P excellent ratio*. The pi cl „; 
points out flaws in our judicial system. *: 

Monday, 5 August 

HACKLASH - Richard Wfdtnark. Don,, 
Feed. Sounds like a belter than averan 
shoot em up. 

Tuesday, 6 August 

* { f* ^ 1 NTA(.F.-~ John Ken*. Pier Ang#j 
Mel Ferrer. Should he good since Ferr< 
and Kerr are top-flight actors. 

Wednesday, 7 August 

KKOXOS-— Barbara Lawrence, John Fmcr* > \ 
Kronos is undoubtedly some monster, pri 
fcrably from outer space: Sounds more lib | 
the magic ingredient in a new toothpast 
Thursday, 8 August 

( I X D EREL.LA — Walt Disney is the or 
and only producer who never nrc<enU 

and only producer who never presents 
lemon to the moviegoer. 

Friday, 8 August 

Carolyn Jones. Attempts to capture ti 
realism oj “Marty. M 

Saturday, 9 August 

PILLARS OF THE SKY -Jeff Chandler 
the hero, \\ ar<l Bond his sidekick sn 
Dorothy Malone is the lovely girl who a 
sign her check’s with Jeff’s name at | 
end of the movie. 

The turtle lives ’twixt plated deck 1 
Which practically conceal its sen. : 
T think it clever of the turtle 
In such a fix to be so fertile. 

— nas: 

The trouble with a kitten is j 

Eventually it becomes a 
CAT. —NAS ! \ 


If the trip is taken by individuals, 
reservations may be obtained by 
phoning GA 1-1333 or GA 1-1700. The 
buses leave the Continental Trail- 
ways at 20th and Telegraph, daily at 
0730 and 2100. 

Sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses 
and lanterns must be furnished by 
the individual. Groceries, sporting 
and camping articles can be pur- 
chased at nearby stores and the Ma- 
rine exchange is open every day of 
the week. 

Activities at the camp include fish- 
ing, horseback riding, and movies 
shown nightly at the Training Center 

If a group of 37 persons sign up, a 
bus will be sent to the hospital and 
return the travelers here. Anyone in- 
terested in a group trip should eon- 
tact Special Services. 

The travel center also offers daily 
Champagne Flights to Reno for $22 
including meals, transportation. Call 
DO 2-4303 or DO 2-4158 for informa- 

A minimum of 14 days advance no- 
tice will be required in writing and 
a reply will be returned to assure 
confirmation of all requests. 

Interested personnel may obtain 
the required application and further 
information from Special Services. 

Awards to Be Given 
In Writing Contest 

CDR R. C. Jaquess, Public Works Officer^ presents Leslie E. Spect c 
Transportation a Road Test Examiner’s Certificate which authorizes- him t 
conduct this examination and to issue Government Vehicle Operator’s Pei 
mits. Melvin Fowler, his supervisor, looks on. Scoring 100 r f on the exai 
also earned Spect a Letter of Commendation signed by William A. Foie) 
director of the 12th Civil Service Region. 

William Smith Dies; 
Was Head Baker 

Fellow workers and friends of Wil- 
liam Smith were deeply grieved to 
learn of his death Tuesday morning. 
Mi-. Smith, who had served as head 
Baker at Oak Knoll for the past 12 
years, had been on leave for the past 
ten days and had been under a doc- 
tor’s care. He is survived by his wife 
and an 18-year-old daughter. 

Pay Schedule 

Monday, 5 Auxust— All patient enlisted per- 

Thursday, 15 August— Officers and -taff-en- 
listed personnel. 

Tuesday, 20 August — All patient-enlisted 

All members of the Armed Forces 
on active duty are eligible for a top 
award of $1,000 in this year’s Free- 
doms Foundation letter awards pro- 

The theme this year is “My Task 
— Protecting America’s Freedom.” a 
creed of the men and women making 
up America’s fighting force. In addi- 
tion to the $1,000 award, two awards 
of $500, 100 awards of $100 plus 
George Washington honor medals 
will be given. There is no limit on the 
number of letters an individual may 
submi f . 

Letters should be between 100 and 
500 words and sent to Freedoms 
Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa., before 
the deadline on 17 Sept., 1957. 

A girl who is bespectacled. 

She may not get her nectacled. 

Leslie Spect Scores Perfect Mark 
In Government Driving Program 

An important but little publicized 
function of the Transportation 
Branch is the Licensing and Road 
Test Examining Program, a Navy 
and Civil Service requirement de- 
signed to avoid selection of drivers 
who are not competent. 

Experience over a period of many 
years has shown that road tests, 
when properly administered and 
scored, result in greatly improved 
safety records. At Oak Knoll the im- 
portance of safe driving is recog- 
nized and for this reason, all who 
receive a Government Vehicle Op- 
erator’s Permit must pass (l)a writ- 
ten examination, (2) a visual acuity 
test. (3) eye-to-foot reaction timing, 

and (4) an actual driving test. 

Leslie E. Spect of the Transport 
tion Branch recently completed 
Civil Service Commission’s Trai: 
Program with a perfect score ai 
received the Commission’s Road Tesi 
Examiner’s Certificate, which au- 
thorizes him to conduct examine, 
tions and issue Government Vehick 
Operator’s Permits. 

The licensing program is beiitf 
held only one day a week, usually cn 
Mondays. Anyone required to drlv 
Government vehicles should ar* 
range with Transportation to 
Mr. Spect administer the requirtf 
test, either for initial licensing 
renewal of his operator's permit, l 


Friday, 16 August, 1957 


LTJG Wimberly 

Cited by CO, 

Asked to pose for the hospital photographer, Admiral Charles A. 
Lockwood (center! quickly supplied this picture, which shows him in an 
appropriate setting. With two other “old submariners,” ADM Francis S. 
Lon left and FADM C. W. Nimitz, he stands in the attack center ol the 
: -ucl'ear-powered submarine USS NAUTILUS during its cruise out of San 
rancisco on 24 June— just a few days before Admiral Lockwood became a 

patient here. 

LTJG Clyde O. Wimberly, Assist- 
ant Administrative Officer, received 
a Letter of Commendation from Ad- 
miral Owsley before leaving the hos- 
pital on 5 August for duty in the Bu- 
reau of Medicine and Surgery. He 
had been stationed here since June 

“Your excellent work in preparing 
station orders and instruction reflects 
your wide knowledge of Navy regula- 
tions and hospital procedures and 
has been of great assistance in pro- 
moting efficiency throughout the 
hospital. Your military bearing and 
courtesy in dealing with the public 
and your friendly, understanding 
manner in handling patient and staff 
personnel and their dependents, 
many of whom seek your advice and 
aid, have earned many friends for 
the hospital and the Navy,” the com- 
mendation read in part. 

Mr. Wimberly also received a cita- 
tion for his services as a nonresident 

CAPT Clark 

Admiral Lockwood Still Submersed 
(In Work) Despite Recent Illness 

Admiral Charles A. Lockwood should be writing this himself, and 
those who have read his stories of war in the Pacific will wish he had. 

The author of SINK 'EM ALL, co-author of HELLCATS OF THE SEA ; 
WATER; and writer of numerous articles for national magazines has been 
under treatment here since 3 July following a mild heart attack. 

But you can’t keep a good man down — or a good submariner from think- 
ing, talking, and writing about submersibles. Though at strict bed rest, the 
Admiral has been working for a Hoi--* 

| lywood movie studio on one of their 
scripts for a picture concerned with 

Dr. Gale Clark 
Named Captain 

CDR Gale G. Clark, head of the 

the subject he knows so well 

Admiral Lockwood had never con- 
sidered writing until he had a story 
f 'that had to be told." And he thinks 
this is the way it should be. In 1951 
SINK 'EM ALL told the over-all 
story of submarine warfare in the 

“The submarine service had been 
£‘a silent service’ and I thought if we 
didn't 'pipe up,’ the whole country 
might think the aviators had won the 
"war!” the Admiral said. 

Not long after his first book was 
published, Admiral Lockwood met his 
^Wartime boss, Fleet Admiral Nimitz, 
on a TV show in San Francisco. “He 
‘jumped on me’ for not writing a 
whole book about ‘Operation Barney,’ 
an episode that grew from a single 
chapter in SINK ’EM ALL to the 
volume titled HELLCATS OF THE 
SEA for which Admiral Nimitz wrote 
the introduction." This book and two 
others Admiral Lockwood has writ- 
continued on Page 4) 

New WAVE Director 

CAPT Winifred R. Quick is the 
new director of the Waves, having 
succeeded CAPT LouLse K. Wilde on 
9 Aug. 

1 k A\/A AAAW W- 

Director of the Navy Mutual Aid As- Neurosurgery Branch since 1953, has 
sociation. been promoted to the rank of cap- 

The letter tells the story of Mr. tain. 

Wimberly’s accomplishment: Dr. Clark’s Navy experience dates 

Dear Mr. Wimberly: back to his undergraduate days when 

Your performance record' as our he “saw the world” as a Quarter- 
Nonresident Director at Oakland is master. Second Class, in the active 
truly an amazing one. When we last reserve. In 1938 he earned his B.A. 
wrote you in July 1957 1 believe we told from the University of Wisconsin and 
you that CAPT Huntsinger (now re- I four years later his M.D. from the 
tired) was the only Medical Service University of Cincinnati Medical 
Corps officer whose record surpassed School. He was commissioned in 1943 
your own. Now l am pleased indeed to a ter completing his internship at 
advise you that with 32 applications to Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago. 
your credit, your production record ex- The new captain had a year’s work 
ceeds that of all Nonresident Directors in general surgery at U.S. Naval Hos- 
throughout the entire Navy. In other pital, Bethesda, Md., and has since 
words, you are leading the field of more had postgraduate training in neuro- 
than 1100 Directors serving on board surgery at Huntington Memorial 

533 ships and stations of the Navy, Ma- 
( Continued on Page 3) 

Hospital, Pasadena; Presbyterian 
Hospital, Chicago; and University of 
California Medical School, San Fran- 
cisco. He is a Diplomate of the 
American Board of Neurological Sur- 
geons, a Fellow of the American Col- 
lege of Surgeons, and a member of 
the Harvey Cushing Society. 

In addition to his work at Oak 
Knoll, Captain Clark serves as Clini- 
cal Assistant in Neurological Sur- 
gery at U.C. Medical School, San 
Francisco, and as Lecturer in Neuro- 
anatomy at the Berkeley campus of 
the University. 

DAV Ladies to Be Hosts 
For Lunch, Ballet 

Oakland’s DAV Auxiliary No. 7 will 
host 12 patients and staff members 
at a potluck lunch at Stern Grove, 
San Francisco, and a performance of 

___ _ the San Francisco Ballet on 25 Au- 

Assistant Administrative Officer Receives Commendation From Admiral gust. 

Page Two 


The IPtik Teaf 

Friday, 16 August, 1957 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

PAPT p J; , 9 w, Jt y ». M 1 p» USN, Commanding Officer. 

?rnTt r iv°v. n Cddc L , ^ J / > N1C ' USN * Executive Officer. 

LCDK GW. Morrison, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports: Robert Brirtol, MM2; LT Waylund Bennett, MC. USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Cent r ibu to r s'o I ^Tl'' » MC .. J «»® M. Simms, HMC, Carl Stevenson. IIMI. 

Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Bertfer, Librarian. 

I he Oak Leal is a semimonthly publication produced commcrcinllv at no cost to the Govern. 

m JM d com Pl ,Bncc with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. govern, 

he Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

renrinteT J,h e o*. ^ rViC ' (AFPS) "“tcri.l appearing in this publication may not be 
r „ r 'Pr*nti<i without the written permission ol Armed Forces Press Service. 

of “The Onk m | b0 | h " M |“| n “ nd P ati f n ‘ s aTK . welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
ot I he Oak Leal, U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland Id, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 16 August, 1957 

No. 17 

“As any fairly conducted Gallup 
poll will show,” says the New York 
Times, “the average American heart 
leaps up when it beholds a new book 
by Ogden Nash.” And we. in our lit- 
erary nook, go along at least one 
hundred and seven percent with this 
thought, after viewing Mr. Nash's 
latest contribution to his mounting 
pile of classics in wit YOU CAN’T 
cially after reading in the poem. The 
Literary Scene: 

Red Cross Offers 
Spanish Classes 


The trend today in modern thinking has been to place a great deal of 
emphasis on the individual person. Without any doubt this has had many 
good effects. It is impossible for us to overvalue the worth of a human being. 
But at the same time there can develop a great danger, if we do not harness 
this teaching in accord with Divine Law. We can set the human being higher 
than the Creator. Then, instead of worshipping the Creator, we worship the 
creations of God — ourselves. Paul speaks of folks who do this as those “who 
changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature 
more than the Creator.” (Romans 1:25). This is not saying that such a 
person doesn't believe in God, but he doesn’t recognize the place God should 
have in his life. His trust is in human nature more than in the nature of God. 

The error of trusting in man more than God is often shown by the emo- 
tional frustrations that beset thousands. One day a person feels like he is 
on top of the world, and the next day he feels the world is on top of him. 
When our security is in ourselves, we are unstable because our natures are 

A person is only as strong emotionally and spiritually as his ties are to 
something that is stable. Human nature fluctuates more than the stock 
market, regardless of how much self-control we try to exercise. But we 
should be glad to know that Christ never changes, He is “the same yester- 
day, today, and forever.” When the Creator is placed above the creature, 
then it changes from a problem of self-control to GOD-CONTROL. Isaiah 
summed up this whole situation when he wrote — “Thou wilt keep him in 
perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH 

LT DWIGHT F. ZELLER, Protestant Chaplain 

Dental Corps to Celebrate 45th Year 

On 22 August the United States 
Dental Corps will commemorate the 
forty-fifth anniversary of its estab- 
lishment. On that date in 1912, Pres- 
ident William Howard Taft signed 
into law the Naval Appropriation Act 
which included a provision for the 
appointment of “not more than 30 
assistant dental surgeons ... to serve 
professionally the personnel of the 
naval service.” 

Iltmttp 0>eruirpB 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 

Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tuesdays, 1215-1245, 
Bldg. 133 

0600, 0830 

DAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 
Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 



IN 67A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sunday# 

During the past 45 years, many 
dentists have dedicated their profes- 
sional careers to providing the best 
possible dental support to the Navy 
and Marine Corps. 

At the present time dental treat- 
ment is furnished in more than 400 
dental facilities in ships, stations, 
and Marine Corps units located 
throughout the world. These facili- 
ties are manned by approximately 
1800 dental officers, 33 Medical Serv- 
ice Corps officers, 38 Dental Service 
Warrant Officers and 3300 dental 

The combined efforts and team- 
work of these officers and technicians 
have made possible the excellent level 
of dental care during the past year. 
The important contribution of each 
individual is recognized and appre- 

CAPT F. S. Keeler, USN 
Chief of Staff to the 

Respectability — The offspring of a 
liaison between a bald head and a 
bank account. 

Saw — A trite popular saying or 
proverb. (Figurative and colloquial.) 
So called because it makes its way 
into a wooden head. 

Ambidextrous — Able to pick with 
equal skill a right-hand pocket or a 

In a kindlier age, writers ate high 
on the hog 

If they wrote books entitled LIN- 
Now I hear that a scientist in a 
Yorkville rathskeller 
Has devised an infallible title for a 
modern best seller. 

It’s so obvious that when I repeat 
it I cry “Ach Himmel!” 

or this briefer gem 
The Marquis de Sade 
Wasn’t always mad 
What addled his brain 
Was Mickey Spillane. 

At times, although not often enough 
to interfere with the gaiety of the 
book’s tone, he dips his pen in vitriol, 
and comes up with some biting com- 
ments on the social scene. 

Our fathers claimed, by obvious 
madness moved, 

Man’s innocent until his guilt is 

They would have known, had they 
not been confused. 

He’s innocent, until he is accused. 

We’re so enthusiastic about th, 
practical value of these sessions 0 f 
fered by Mrs. Claire Brewer, r L 
Cioss Volunteer, there’s no reason to 
delay any longer in telling you' J 
Conversational Spanish instruction 
is held every Tuesday afternoon i n 
the Red Cross Lounge at 1300 Mr< 
Brewer whose generous spirit of C0 L 
operation makes these afternoon* - 
possible, is a veteran of ten veai* 
service to Oak Knoll. 

Two other volunteers of long ex- 
pei ience at thLs hospital are Mr Bor 
Pearson and Mr. William G. Sundir* 
These gentlemen are really deservin' 
of special mention for the excellent 
programs of movies and slides thej 
present every week on the wards. Mr 
Pearson with 6 years’ service her 
has a collection of colored slide 
taken by him during many years © 
travel, and he presents a differer 
show every Thursday night. Mr. Sl. 
din. who has been coming to the h. $. 
pital every Monday night for 13 years 
shows a varied program of sport anc 
comedy films, and is sponsored by uT 
D.A.V. and the Bill Irwin Post of th- 
American Legion. T 

We wish to take this opportunity 
to express -a sincere appreciation ti 
Shipstad and Johnson’s Ice Follie. 
for the many enjoyable visits to Win* 
terland, made possible these pas' 
months. They have been very gener 
ous in showing this consideration ti 
our patients. 

As a companion piece the Ogden 
Nash (although what the gentlemen’s 
reactions to one another would be, 
it's hard to say) we would like to offer 
Jack Cluett and his sidesplitting book 
FURNITURE. Here you will find 
some sound advice on how to start 
srrioking, confessions on his inade- 
quacies at trying to “solo” in a self- 
service elevator. The ad game, TV 
idiosyncracies and scores of national 
institutions are scrutinized by Jack 

Dr. Kurzrok Reappointec 
To UC Medical Faculti 

CAPT Milton Kurzrok, Head of l 
Pediatrics Branch, has been reap 
pointed Clinical Instructor in Pedi 
atrics at the University of Californi: 
School of Medicine. He is Attendin 
Pediatrician on the medical staff o 
the University of California hospital; 

Along with these lighter books for 
hot weather reading, three excellent 
books of history, the first nonfiction, 
the last two fiction, have just been 
received. Alfred Duggan’s DEVIL’S 
BROOD is the fascinating story of 
England's King Henry II and his 
sons, Richard Coeur de Lion and 
John of Magna Carta fame. The 
whole pageant and pattern of med- 
iaeval life unfolds against a brilliant 
background of war. chivalry, and 
dynastic intrigue. Another book, this 
is a novel by Noel Gerson is THE 
CONQUEROR’S WIFE, the story of 
Lady Matilda, wife to William the 
Conqueror. And the third, more a 
period novel than an historical one 
Is Anne Powers THE THOUSAND 
FIRES which tells, in part the story 
of the rise and ultimate collapse of 
Napoleon Bonaparte. 

CAPT Kenney Selected 
For RADM Promotion 

CAPT Edward C. Kenney. M(J 
USN. Commanding Officer of U S 
Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md.. haj 
been selected for promotion to Real 
Admiral, according to an ALNAV re 
leased following President Eisenhow- 
er’s approval of the selection board*! 

CAPT Schiff Selected 
As Cal Med Instructor 

CAPT Maurice Schiff. Head of the 
hospital’s Otolaryngology Brancni 
has been named Clinical Instruct® 
in Otolaryngology at the University, 
of California Medical School. 

Politeness — The most acceptable 

Calling All Navy Nurses 
And Wave Officers 

Navy Nurses and Wave officeis 
at Oak Knoll are invited to a spe- { 
cial Navy Nurses’ night to be 
sponsored by the NAS, Alameda | 
Officers’ Club on Thursday. 2* 

Happy hour, dancing, and 
smorgasbord will be on the pro* 
gram. The hours: 1630 — ??? Th# 
place: NAS, Alameda, Club. Th# 
hosts: Alameda’s bachelor officers. 



f- ^v. 16 fiugu stJgSZ 


Page Three 


wasn't anything in station orders 
that said horses aren’t allowed on 
the compound. So when three young 
equestriennes cantered up to the 
Main Gate last Friday and asked to 
see a patient on 6(>A, the startled 
guards went into a huddle, decided 
"this is bigger than both cf us,” hand- 
ed the girls a visitors’ card, and po- 
litely pointed the way to the ward. 
There, midst clattering hoofs and a 
small cloud of dust, the girls arrived, 
much to the surprise of everyone — 
including CAPT B. F. McLeod of 
Alameda. Chief of Staff for Com- 
mander, Naval Air Bases, 12ND, 
whose daughter. Pat, led the excur- 

Six of Oak Knoll’s civilian employees were the Incen- 

for outstanding performances and bene a ia suL ( uiney Blanche Wilsie, 
tive Awards Program. They are (left to right) ^ urdase . 

Elisabeth Winsby, Beverly Miller, Ewald Meier 

Before leaving Oak Knoll tor the 
Naval School of Hospital Administra- 
tion at Bethesda, Md., LCDK Arthur 
N King. MSC, was presented a Letter 
of Appreciation for his services as 
'n instructor in the EST school. "A ou 
demonstrated outstanding abil- 
v in teaching epidemiology and 
bacteriology to ten successive classes 
_a total of 327 students. Your per- 
*o* nance in car'rying out the collat- 
eral duties of Sanitation Officer, 
Bacteriological Warfare Defense Of- 
ficer. and as a Summary Court- 
plartial Officer have effectively con- 
tributed to the efficency of the 
command.” the CO’s letter read. 

of them — will take place at the Chapel 
tomorrow. At 1200 LTJG Claire Eliza- 
beth ‘Shaw will become the bride of 
Bruce E. DuClos of the Naval Supply 
Center staff. . . . And at 1500 Robert 
N. Hella, HN, of the staff of 45A will 
claim Carol Haskins of Greenbay, Wis., 
as his bride. Father Tally will officiate 
at both ceremonies. 

HM's Needed as 

Navy Pharmacists 

Corpsmen interested in attending 
Navy Pharmacy school should con- 
tact Staff Personnel, since the Bu- 
-eau of Medicine and Surgery is now 
. rocessing applicants for the conven- 
ing class 9 Sept 

Requirements for the 38 weeks of 
training at either Portsmouth, Va., 

or San Diego are as follows: The ap 
plicant must be at least an HM3, 
have a combined GCT and arithmetic 
score of 110 or over and have 24 
• months obligated service or agree to 

Waivers will be offered to those 
motivated for the school, even if the 
applicant may not meet all require- 

Letter Praises Efforts 
Of LTJG C. O. Wimberly 

America is a country overloaded with 
weeks dedicated to some particular 
cause or drive. We have “Be Kind to 
Animals Week,” "Brotherhood Week.” 
and even a "National Tavern Month.” 
Now it’s time for Oak Knoll to have 
a few weeks of its own. Some appro- 
priate ones would be “Don’t Feed Me 
Meatloaf Week,” "Draftee Shipover 
Week,” “No Muster Week,” and on 
the positive side, “Do Your Detail 
Week.” Violators of the slogans would 
be cruelly punished, making for g:od 
discipline. Besides catchy words or 
phrases always create spirit. A whole 
year could be set aside for being kind 
to Elvis Presley, Nikita Krushchev, 
Security, and Georgi Malenkov, who 
certainly must be lonely in his new 
Siberian position. This kindness 
would insure a happy atmosphere, 
and "What? Me worry?” would be- 
come the motto. 

(Continued from Page 1) 
fine Corps and Coast Guard! 

I have taken the liberty of bringing 
this matter to the attention of our 1 res- 
ident, Admiral Arleigh Burke, and / 
have recommended that he forward, 
through your commanding officer, a per- 
sonal letter of appreciation. 1 his you 
will receive in due time. 

We are mailing separately copies of 
all promotional literature currently 
available — but we wonder whether this 
situation should not be reversed. 7 hut 
is, we believe you could give us some 
pointers on how to present Navy Mu- 
tual Aid more effectively. We shou’d 
certainly be pleased to receive any ideas 
you may have on this subject with a 
view to presenting them to our Board 
of Directors. 


T. S. Dukeshire 
Captain, SC, USN, RET 

Secretary and Treasurer 

Cash Awards Given 
To Civilian Workers 

Cash awards totaling $1025 for 
superior performance and beneficial 
suggestions have been presented to 
six civilian employees by Admiral 

Receiving $200 awards for out- 
standing performances of duty were. 
Beverly Miller, Civilian Personnel; 
Ewald Meier, Security Division; Elis- 
abeth Winsby, Personnel and Rec- 
ords; Blanche Wilsie, EENT, and 
Edna Bourdase, Office of the Admin- 
1 istrative Officer. 

John Guiney of the Security Divi- 
sion was presented a $25 check for his 
suggestion to have portable ramps for 
the cleaning and maintenance of fire 


Tonight, 16 August 
- HELL'S CROSSROADS — Stephen Me- 

* Sally, Peggy Castle. Crossroads can be 
hell or to hell with crossroads. Take your 

Saturday, 17 August 

DIH’MBEAT — Alan Ladd. Ladd once again 
j leads the forces .of good over evil. The In- 
• diuns will lose naturally. 

Sunday,, 18 August 

L CHINA GATE — Nat “King’* Cole, Gene 
J Barry. The King in his first dramatic role 
* gets lost among Communist hordes. 

Monday, 19 August 

THE PEACEMAKER —James Mitchell, 
Rosemarie Bowe, Truth and justice prevail 
f flncfr again. A re-run of the worst western 
ever shown at Oak Knoll. 

Tuesday, 20 August 

MLSK SET — Spencer Tracy, Katherine 
I Hepburn.* Women struggle against auto- 
mation. Machines are very unattractive. 

■ ^ Wednesday, 21 August 

BJeanue Crain, Jane Russell. But they pre- 
fer blondes. 

Thursday, 22 August 

TOW N ON TRIAL — Charles Coburn, John 
Mills. No goody-goodys in this town 

Friday, 23 August 

• H LK’S EDGE — Ray Milland, Anthony 
? Quinn. Milland the criminal attempts to 
r take Quinn for a ride. Movie is produced 
||and directed by Alfred E. Newman. 

\ » . , _ Saturday, 24 August 
A Kl SS BEFORE DYING— Robert Wag* 
! ,<r ' Jeffery Hunter, Virginia Leith. Death 
18 Wwajrs a bitter kiss. 

Navy Exchange patrons exclaiming 
over the long-anticipated new coral 
colored tables and chairs in the cafe- 
teria . . . ENS Jane Hinckley, MSC, 
sewing on her JC stripe . . . El Arthut 
D. James being sworn into the USN 
. . Doreen Chapman, HM2, MAA at 
Wave Qtrs., re-enlisting for another 6 
. . . Ethel Brooks, secretary to Captain 
Roudebush, wearing a beautiful dia- 
mond and emerald engagement ring, to 
announce her coming marriage to Wal- 
ter 1. Barton of San Francisco— on 23 
August . . . Dr. Homer "Hap" Arnold, 
wife Sue, and four daughters, stopping 
off en route from Kwajalein to a new 
assignment at Great Takes . . . ENS 
Wilma Miley, USNR, reporting aboard, 
slightly embarrassed about the reams 
of publicity she has had in all the Bay 
Area Women’s pages. ENS Miley, a 
Navy Junior and a San Franciscan since 
coming as a 6-year-old evacuee from 
Rear! Harbor, graduated from U. C. 
School of Nursing last January, and 
the local Nurse Corps Procurement Of 
fice “ borrowed ” her for a few days to 
aid the recruitment program. 

LIFE BEGAN— -on 1 August for 
Robert Michael Crumbley, 6 lb. l'i 
oz. boy for Thomas Crumbley. NP 
Staff corpsman and wife. Eleanoi 
former staff WAVE. 

Dr. Reiferistein Named 
To Post at St. Mary's 

CAPT George H. Reifenstein, Head 
of Cardiology, has been appointed 
director of medical education at St. 
Mary’s Hospital, first private institu- 
tion in San Francisco to establish 
such a full-time position. 

Dr. Reifenstein will join the St. 
Mary’s staff on 1 Sept, after he has 
completed his tour of duty at Oak 

Dr. Reifenstein is a graduate of 
Syracuse University CoUege of Med- 
icine. He received a Fellowship in 
Medicine at Harvard Medical School 
and has held the rank of captain in 
the Medical Corps Reserve since 1955. 

Staff Dance Tonight 
At 'Muster Inn’ 

The EM Club will go Caribbean for 
the Calypso dance tonight from 2000 
to 0100 as the "3-D’s” furnish the 
music for the hospital’s staff. Calypso 
costumes will be the "uniform of the 

A free buffet supper and refresh- 
ments will be served. 


lars, Reservists 
To Get Early Discharge 

Early discharges will be given to 
regular Navy enlisted men and re- 
servists who are scheduled for release 
from active duty during 1957-58. 

Personnel who were to be released 
on or before 1 Nov. 1957 will be dis- 
charged one month early, while those 
who are to be released after 1 Nov. 
will be discharged two months early. 

CDR C. K. Holloway, Assistant Chief of Surgery, presents Steve Weis- 
gerber, HM3, his certificate as an Operating Room Technician as classmate 
Donald Van Fleet, HM3 looks on. The two corpsmen recently completed the 
six-month course. 

Page Four 


Friday, 16 August, 1957 

Herb Lay, instructor of the intermediate swimming class, poses with his 
protegees, after preparing them for a conquest of the English Channel 
during a 17-day course. 

Thirty-two young swimmers (now turned comedians for the photo) com- 
pleted the beginner’s swimming course under the guidance of Homer 
Humphries (left) and “Wimpy” Miller. A sinking ship is no longer a prob 
lem for them. 

ADM Lockwood Vet 
Of 39 Years Service 

(Continued from Page 1) 
ten with his neighbor and friend, 
COL Hans C. Adamson, USAF, re- 
tired. ZOOMIES, SUBS, and ZEROS 
is a story of the submarine rescue of 
504 aviators of all services from the 
ocean, from islands and enemy 
beaches. HELL and DEEP WATER, 
tells the story of the USS HARDER, 
its skipper, CDR Sam Dealey of Dal- 
las, and its crew. The HARDER made 
five successful patrols jand on the 
sixth was lost with all hands. 

Although the Admiral enjoys lend- 
ing Hollywood a helping hand, he 
prefers to work by remote control. 
He spent several months in the film 
capital as technical director for a 
movie called OPERATION PACIFIC, 
in which John Wayne starred, and 
he helped with the script of a movie 
that “faintly resembles” HELLCATS 

“The actor who played my part has 
a fine cleft chin,” the Admiral com- 

An Annapolis graduate with the 
class of 1912, Admiral Lockwood 
spent 24 of his 39 years of active duty 
in the submarine service. In World 
War II he was Naval Attache in Lon- 
don. From May 1942 to 1945, when 
every U. S. sub was a potential enemy 
target, he served in the Pacific, first 
in Australia as Commander, Sub- 
marines, Southwest Pacific, and later 
at Pearl Harbor as Commander, Sub- 
marine Forces, Pacific. His last job 
before retirement in 1947 was that of 
Inspector General of the Navy under 
Secretary Forrestal. 

Despite his retirement Admiral 
Lockwood maintains an active inter- 
est in all things military. He serves 
on the Secretary of Defense Advisory 
Committee on Prisoners of War and 
is one of the authors of “The U. S. 
Fighting Man’s Code.” He inspects 
various stations, talking with Marines 
from Seattle to San Diego about sur- 
vival, escape, and evasion methods. 
The men are intensely interested in 
this type of training, he finds. 

At home in Monte Serrano, a new- 
ly incorporated city outside Los 
Gatos, the Admiral raises prunes, 
discusses civic affairs with Mrs. Lock- 
wood (who serves as a councilwoman) 
and retired Admiral Thomas B. In- 
glis, (the mayor), and watches his 
children and grandchildren grow. 

The Lockwoods have two sons, 
Charles A., HI. who. after three years 
in the army, is living in Albany with 

51 Swimmers 
Complete Course 

Fifty-one young swimmers recently 
completed the beginners and inter- 
mediate courses offered at the hos- 
pital pool. “Wimpy” Miller, Herb Lay 
and Homer Humphries served as in- 

Completing the beginners course 
were Billy and David Hood, Linda 
Wright, Patricia Clayton, John 
O’Connell, Helen Kuziara, Kathy 
Runyan, Edith Lerian, Merrill and 
Kathleen Kelly, Mike, Tony, Chris 
and Martha Kellner, Janice Butler, 
Tommy Smith, Susan Smith, Mar- 
jorie Hurst, Donna and Judy Bush, 
Charley 'Beall, John Case, David 
Clayton, Marcia and Ann Gerber, 
Paul and Mac Doolan, Janet Barbor, 
Martin Asberry, David and Jimmy 
Wilson, Lem and Rosalyn Moorman. 

Intermediates finishing the course 
were Susan Smedberg, Rose Mary 
O’Connell, Jim and Ed Harris, Marie 
Ann and Billy Kuziara, Cathy Young, 
Andy McKinney, Linda Boyd, Jack, 
Jim and Joan Potter, Charles and 
Tcm Cavaiani, Debby Price. Donna 
Nations and Jim Coltharp. 

Administration Course 
Offered by Oakland JC 

An extension course in Executive 
Housekeeping for hotels, hospitals, 
and other institutional and industrial 
establishments is being offered at 
Oakland Junior College Laney Eve- 
ning Trade School for the fall semes- 
ter, beginning 18 September. 

The curriculum will include orien- 
tation for a career in administration, 
organization of hospital and hotel 
housekeeping, personnel manage- 
ment, training employees, supplies 
and equipment, business methods in 
housekeeping, principles of decora- 
tion, safety and fire prevention tech- 
niques, linen control, and special san- 
itation problems. 

Further information is available at 
the Training Office, Civilian Person- 
nel, for those interested. 

his wife and two sons. Christopher 3, 
and Mark. 8 mos„ and studying elec- 
trical engineering at U. C.; and Ed- 
ward Irwin Lockwood (named for his 
maternal grandfather. Admiral Noble 
Edward “Bull” Irwin), a lieutenant, 
junior grade. In the Naval Reserve, 
now third officer on a Standard Oil 
tanker. Their daughter, Phyllis, is a 
senior at Los Gatos Union High 

Owens, DT3, rejoins his “friends and 
neighbors” as he receives his release 
from active duty from Frank Bak 
HMC, of Civil Readjustment. He was 
the first draftee to leave Oak Knoll 
under the Navy’s policy of discharg- 
ing inductees early. Owens, who lives 
at 111 W T . Forliand St., Long Beach, 
holds a Bachelors of Science from 
San Jose State College and plans fc 
attend Stanford’s Law School in the 
near future. 

Circus— A place where horses, pon- 
ies and elephants are permitted to 
see men, women and children acting 

Legal Joins Security; . 
Moves to Ward 74B 

Oak Knoll’s law enforcing agencur • ft; 
now occupy the same lair with ti, i i 
m'oving of the Legal Office to 74^ ? >1 
to quarters adjoining Security. 

The former Legal Office, Bldg. 10’ \ : 
h'as been redesignated as the Identi- fdi 
fication and Pass Office. Future ap ; 
plications for military, civilian anc IV 
dependents ID cards will be directed,: • 
to this office for processing and veri- . 
fication. ,:i 

* a 

Bowling Alleys Open 
After Face Lifting 

Oak Knoll’s bowling alley has been 
reopened since overhauling of the V 
lanes has been completed. New tele 
scores were also added in the fact 
1 lifting. . ■ 

Women interested in forming c - 
summer handicap league can make- 
use of the finished lanes by contact- 
ing Jerry O'Neill at Ext. 311 or Jim ' 

Hicks at Ext. 592. 

Tickets On Hand for 
Fireman's Ball, Show 

Tickets are available at Special ! 
Services for Knollites interested In •'(( 
attending the Variety Stage Showjltt 
and 26th Fireman’s Ball on 10 Aug., 
and for the Fireman’s Protective 
Fund Show on 20 Sept. Both events, 
will be held in the Oakland Audito- o 

the fool. 


U)sl IconuL & JcUmuclL 

Officers reporting for duty were: LT Leo 
R. Drown, M C. USX, from USNII, Brem- 
erton. Wash.; LTJG Eleanor A. Brusctti, 
X('\ USNR, and LTJG Mildred L. Weeks, 
N ( , US X R , hot h from USNM, St. Albans , 
L.I., X.Y. ; CDR Lila E. Suiter. MSC, 
USX, from Naval Medical School. Bcthesda, 
Md. ; LT Arthur James, MC, USXR, from 
CO, Sub Squad No. 6, Xorfolk, Ya. : I T 
John S. Murphy, MSC, USX. from USS 

LT Charles X. Williams Jr., MC. USX. 
f rom l ’ S X I I . G rcat Lakes, 111.; L T F rank 
(). Raasch lr. MC, USXR, from USNII, 
Corona; LTJG Fredericka 1 Raine, NC. 
USNR, from patient status; LT Roy A. 
Wiggins Ji , MC, USXR. from USNII. 
Philadelphia, Pa.; LT Frederick C. Wuest, 
MC, USXR, and LT Lucius A Harrison 
Jr.. MC, USX, both from USNII. Ports- 
mouth, Ya. ; LT Kathleen J Christensen, 
NC, USNR. and LT Ethel C. A. Eusebio. 
NC. USXR both from inactive duty ; LTJG 
Phyllis E. Baker, NC. USNR, from XAD, 
Hawthorne, Nev. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were: 
Glynn Gardner. I1M(. from PatRon, FPO, 
San Francisco; Norman W. I* ink , DX, Her- 
man C. Perkins, DN, and Robert Johnson, 
DX, all from CO, San Diego; Carl R. But 
hr. lIM.i. from USNII, San Diego; k.*' V 
Robertson, PK3, from XAS Alameda; 
Esther L. Garrida, II A, Ann Mokuohai, 11 X, 
Loretta Pendleton, II X, all from IK S, Bain 


IIX's William C. Godfrey Jr . John J. 
Dawson. John* A. Patterson jr.. Kenneth F 
Olivett, William R. Cannon. Jerry L. Casida. i 
Ion F. Gray, Donald E. Howell. Glen F 
Lynch. Eugene J. Mauldin, Donald L. Me- 
Kav. Thomas McKmght. Peter F. Sheridar. 
Will) III w right, Roger W F -prldim; 
from HCS, San Diego. 

Officers detached were: CHMEDSK 
\\ R \ I . \\ • W ill* mi ku iara. u *irc 1 
list; I.T Norman II. PeRniter, MC, l SX1< 
to NavSeh of Aviation Medicine, Peusaccl 
Fla.; LCDR Arthur N. King. MSC, USX 
to XavSch* of Hospital Administration. Beth- I 
f«da, Md. ; I TJC. Clyde O. Wimberly, M St 
USX to BuMed ; I I IG Amu M I i 
xx USX, to USS GEN I. C. BRECK fcV 

BRIDGE (TAP-176); LT Richard A. M» 
l-ngton, MC, USXR, to NavSeh of Aviatin 
Medicine, Pensacola. Fla. 


Enlisted personnel detached were : Emtsl 
L. Smith, HMC. to XavRecSta. Treasury i 
1 land; William J. Striphn. HM1. to J 
R. Murce, HM1. to XavFac, San NicEd^ 
Mand; II M*> Neil W. Wright. Clifford T 
Martin, Walter J. Korea, all to I >\N 
Monterey; Johnny M. Seals, HN. tol 
Tl ; Ronald L. Hensley, 11 X. to I SMC, 1 
Harrison St., San Francisco : HN s Jecr\ K 
Warner. Emil R. Kreuger. “ 

Xorvin II. ^ eir, all to 

Paul V Weu 
XavRadLah, S 


Hospital to Host 

Friday 30 Auou~f, 1957 


ACCMA Meeting 

Members of the Alameda-Contra 
Costa Medical Association will con- 
verge on the Oak Knoll Offlceis 
Club Monday evening 16 September, 
for their traditional annual dinner 
meeting. with the Navy. 

Cocktails at 1800 and a barbecue 
dinner at 1830 will be followed at 
2015 by a scientific program presented 
by members of the hospital staff. 

The general subject will be “The 
Use of Radioisotopes in Clinical Di- 

Admiral Owsley, official host for 
the evening, will welcome the guests 
aboard, and CAPT Bruno O. Junnila, 
Chief of the Radiology Service, will 
open the program with a discussion 
of “Clinical Diagnostic Radioisotope 
Procedures.” The second half of the 
program will be a panel discussion 
with audience participation. Mem- 
CDR John J. Price Jr., of OaK bers of the pane l, moderated by Cap- 
Tnoll’s Orthopedic Service, has been taiR Junnila will be CAPT Robert O. 
>romoted to the rank of captain. He Cana( j a( chief of the Medical Serv- 
ras been a member of the hospital’s ice; Dr ’ George p. Fraser, Civilian 
otaff since 23 July 1954. Consultant to the Radiology Service; 

• a veteran of 15 years in the Navy, CDR L. E. Watters, Head of Oak 
..ptain Price earned his bachelor’s Knoll’s Isotope Laboratory, and CDR 
degree at the University of Mississip- h. A. Jenkins of the Radiology Serv- 
pi and his M.D. from the University ice 
rf, Louisville and was commissioned 
LTJG in the Medical Corps in 

CAPT John Price 

Dr. John J. Price 
Named Captain 

i j_i i. dc* in 
March, 1943. He later had postgrad- 
uate training in orthopedic surgery 
at Children’s Hospital, Boston, Mass., 
and had two years of residency train- 
ing at the USNH, Philadelphia, and 
USNH, Chelsea, Mass. He was also a 
resident in orthopedic pathology in 

During World War II he served 
.with the 116th and 31st Naval Con- 
struction Battalions in Hawaii and 
Japan and was aboard the USS 
CONSOLATION (AH-15) in the Ko- 
rean War. 

Special Services Has 
Navy-Cal Grid Tickets 

Special Services has obtained 75 
tickets for the Navy-California foot- 
ball game to be played at Berkeley’s 
Memorial Stadium on 12 Oct. at 1400. 
Tickets are now on sale. 

The tickets are in Sections TT and 
R, near the 30 yard lines on the East 
side, the goal lines, and in the end 
zones. Tickets will sell for $3.50. 

ISHMAEL, CAPTAIN AHAB AND STUBBS, better known at Oak Knoll as 
Dale Walker, HM3, CAPT George Reifenstein, Head of Cardiology, an 
Larry Johnson, HM3, pose with a 700 lb. whale’s heart they dissected a 
San Pablo. LT Richard Walton, another select member of the whaling club, 
was busy examining the mammal’s giant liver when the photo was snapped. 
In the background lies their huge patient whose remains will be marketed 
under the appropriate name of Moby Dick Cat and Dog Food. 

i Dr. Price, a native of Gulfport, 
-Miss., is a member of the American 
Medical Association and a Diplomate 
of the American Board of Orthope- 
dic Surgery. 

Hobby Shop Has Sale 

Leather goods, ceramics, wood, 
model airplanes and other supplies 
are now being sold below cost by the 
Hobby Shop. 

For information contact Special 

A Whale of a Tale 

Knoll Doctors, Corpsmen Turn 
Whalers in Unusual Expedition 

» . l x- _ _ i_ j L 

Two Oak Knoll doctors, two corps- 65 feet long and weighed 62 tons. 

men, and a civilian doctor last week 
stole a page from Herman Melville’s 
“Moby Dick” and did things with 
whales that would have surprised the 
famed author. 

CAPT George Reifenstein, Head of 

Returning to Oak Knoll, the group 
presented an eyeball as large as a 
softball to CAPT Karl J. Palmberg. 
Chief of EENT, and mailed the 
whale’s 15-pound brain to the UCLA 
Medical School. 

Dr. Walton and LCDR R. L. Davis 
have been invited to return in the 


of a Feather Will Be Shot 
Together" on Patients' Duck Hunt 

Bird shot will fill the air when 25 
amputee patients and five attendants 
go on a duck and goose shoot near 
Williams, Calif., as guests of the Oak- 
land Rod and Gun Club. 

17 Oct. and will return Friday after 
the hunt. 

The club will furnish the guns, 
sleeping quarters, and food and will 
be hosts at a barbecue at their head- 

Cardiology, LT Richard Walton, a 
.surgical resident, and HM3’s Larry 

Johnson and Dale Walker journeyed near f u t ure for a whaling expedition 
to San Pablo to the Del Monte Co., with thp np1 Mnntp Gn 
the last of the whaling companies in 

the country, and performed opera- 
tions on two whales. They were 
guests of Dr. Frank G. Nolan, Holly- 
wood researchist. 

Dr. Nolan has run electrocardio- 
grams on live whales, determining 
the effects of heart diseases. He an- 
esthetizes the whales — using har- 
poons as needles — to collect his data 
and has been joined in this unusual 

with the Del Monte Co. 

The “veteran” whalers agreed the 
trip was unusual and interesting — 
marred only by the whale’s repug- 
nant odor. 

On this safari, prospective hunters quarters following the hunt. Patients 

will have a chance to make full use 
of their shooting irons and bag a 
duck dinner. 

The shoot will be tentatively held 
on Friday, 18 Oct., depending on the 
weather and the flight of the future 
targets. The group will leave by Navy 
"bus from the hospital on Thursday, 

will buy their own hunting licenses. 

Dave Beavers of Maintenance, a 
member of the club, is serving on the 
arrangement committee. 

Patients interested should contact 
Special Services for reservations and 
further information. 

Cinerama To Be Shown 
At Special Prices 

Arrangements have been made for 
members of the Armed Forces and 
research by Dr. Paul Dudley White, their dependents to attend a per- 
the famous heart surgeon. formance of “Seven Wonders of the 

Dr. Walton dissected a 700 lb. World” for the special admission 
heart with valves a foot in diameter price of 90 cents each on one Satur- 
(compared to three inches in hu- day morning each month, 
mans) and an aorta as large as a First dates available are 21 Sept, 
ship’s firehose. From the tissues he and 5 Oct. The movie will be shown 
will make slides for microscopic ex- at 1030. 

amination. Contact Special Services for infor- 

Before dissection, the patient was mation concerning reservations. 



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The Oak Leaf 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, Cnlilornia. 


CAPT F J ik?j 0 ^ y M M ,F- .USN. Commanding Officer. 

LCDR C \v M C ^ C L USN, Executive Officer. 

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i , P ^ ea ,> rccei X es Armed Forces Press Service material. 

reprintedVithout tk^wr'r* AFI>S) , m “' crin * appearing in this publication may not be 
Con t r i h nt^nna . w,,ho . ut ™« written permission ol Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contr bunons from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
oi me Oak Leaf, U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday. 30 August, 1957 

No. 18 

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Herbert Spaugh of Charlotte, North Carolina, gives these commandments 
for a happy marriage, and without sacrilege or thought of disparagement to 
the original Commandments, I pass them on. 

1. Thou shall not marry in haste or thou mayest repent at leisure. 

2. Thou shalt have a home of thine own, no matter how small. By your 
marriage you transfer your allegiance from your father’s house to 
your own. Keep it there and save trouble. 

3. Thou shalt make a family budget and live up to it. 

4. Thou shalt observe birthdays and anniversaries. They are the 
windows of a home. Continue “courting” and stay out of court. 

5. Thou shalt practice thy religion at home. If it won’t work there, 
there is something wrong with the religion or you. Find out. Look 
for the best in life — not the worst. Show appreciation for the virtues 
of others and try to overlook the faults. 

6. Thou shalt watch the little things — sharp words, annoying habits. 
One match will start a fire. 

7. Thou shalt have a time for family devotions. If you are too busy to 
pray daily, you are busier than the Lord ever intended that you 
should be. 

8. Thou shalt serve the Lord in His Church You would not live in a 
city without churches. If you want the benefits, you must share the 

9. Thou shalt have suitable recreations with friends of thine own age 
and station. Keeping up with the Joneses makes trouble. All work 
and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but all play and no work is just 
as bad. 

10. Thou shalt regard children as God’s greatest gift. Treat them as 

LCDR GEORGE L. MARTIN, Protestant Chaplain 

Like to Win $1000? Send Your Essay 
To Freedom Foundation Contest 

Like to win a $1000? 

If so. Freedom Foundation is sponsoring another contest to bring about 
an increased understanding of the American Way of Life. 

Write 100-500 words on the subject, “MY JOB: PROTECTING AMERI- 
CA’S FREEDOMS,” and mail it to Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, 
Pennsylvania, prior to Constitution Day, September 17th. 1957. Make sure 
you enclose information about yourself . . . such as: Branch of service, 
where stationed, etc. 

Top award is $1000 plus an honor medal. There are two prizes of $500 and 
a hundred at $100 plus honor medals. There are also additional honor medal 

If you’re one of the 10 top winners, you’ll be invited to Valley Forge, Pa., 
for the presentation ceremony on George Washington’s birthday, February 
22nd, 1958. 

For more information and contest entry blank contact your Information 
and Education Officer. 

liuitt? S’mnrrs 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tuesdays, 1215-1245, 
Bldg. 133 

0600, 0830 

iAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday — 1900 

Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 


IN 67 A 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 

Well-written books depending on 
their intellectual depth have always 
affected their readers, sometimes 
very deeply. A sad book makes a 
person leel sad, a light and witty 
book makes one laugh, and so on. 

A reader can change or remain in 
a certain mood by reading books. 
Mood-book relationships can be made 
into a game for an individual who 
would rather avoid scrabble, bridge 
or monopoly. Perhaps a chart show- 
ing book-mood relationships would 
help. If you are: 

1) anti-communist — “1984” or “Ani- 
mal Farm” by George Orwell. 

2) anti-social clubs — “Babbitt” by 
Sinclair Lewis. 

3) anti-English society— all of Eve- 
lyn Waugh. 

4) anti-social — Dale Carnegie. 

5) anti-American — “The Quiet 
American” by Graham Greene. 

6) anti-classical music — “The His- 
tory of Jazz.” 

7) anti-people — “Robinson Crusoe.” 

8) anti-everything — H. L. Mencken. 

9) pro-Nazi — “Mein Kampf” by Hit- 

10) pro-communist — Karl Marx. 

11) pro-Lincoln — everything that has 
been written about him. 

12) pro-Navy — Alfred T. Mahan or 
Navy Regs. 

13) pro-James Dean — all the movie 

14) pro-hibition — the speeches of 
uarrie Nation. 

15) pro-South — “Gone With the 

16) pro-everything — stop taking 

If time is pressing and you have to 
do a book report, grab a “Classic 
Comic,” they are lifesavers. 

Books have been written on love, 
hate, war, marriage, politics, child 
care, religion, philosophy, psycho- 
analysis, alcohol, sports, chess, dogs 
and on to infinity. 

If none of the above topics hold 
your interest and you need to be ex- 
cited intellectually— TV ads will be 

Friday, 30 August. 1 95 - 

Orientation Info 
Will be Mailed 
To Future Staffers 

Something new was added to tfii 
hospital’s services this week as rh. 
first “Glad You’re Coming — Here'' 
What to Expect” communiques w»ri 
mailed to doctors who will soon b 
reporting here for duty.- 

With a letter from the CO goes (j 
The hospital information bookie 
which outlines hospital services at>< 
conveniences from B (for Bag Room 
to W (Watch Repair 'Shop), ( 2 ) , 
copy of the Plan-of-the-Day, < 3 > 
est issue of the OAK LEAF, ( 4 » ai 
aerial view of the compound and 5 
general information about the com 
munity — housing, shopping, recrea 
tion, etc. 

The same information is being sei 
to Hospital Corps Schools at Gre, 
Lakes, Bainbridge, and San Diego 
that EM’s coming to Oak Knoll n 
have a preview of their future dr- 


• r 


Red Cross to Offer 
Dog, Music Shows 

Here’s fun! It’s time for a monthh i' 
visit of the Mt. Diablo Rod and Grr. 
Club and we’re inviting you to jets 
us on September 12th for an enjoy- 
able evening with this sportsmen’i 
group. Their program will include a 
champion thoroughbred dog, put 
through his paces to demonstrate 
what intricate training is necessary ’* 
for the techniques learned by guid i 
dogs to the blind. The demonstration ’ 
will be held betw-een Wards 41B sL. 
42A at 1900. 

LCDR Frew Commended 
Before Retiring 

Before retiring from the Navy to 
civilian life, LCDR Russell R. Frew, 
MSC, was presented a Letter of Ap- 
preciation by Admiral Owsley. 

“While serving in the important 
position of Chief of the Pharmacy 
Service, your performance of duty 
has been outstanding in every re- 
spect. Your professional knowledge, 
organizational ability, and conscien- 
tious attention to the many details 
of running a Pharmacy Service such 
as this have contributed materially to 
the successful operation of the hos- 
pital,” the letter read in part. 

The retiring pharmacist’s plans for 
the future include hunting and fish- 
ing at the mountain retreat he and 
Mrs. Frew have built above Volcano 
in the Mother Lode country near 

Work is something you want to get 
done: play is something you just like 
to be doing. 

A double treat occurs this month 
on September 11 and 24. On these 
dates visits by entertainers from the * 1 
Musicians’ Union have been sched- 
uled for many wards. It’s a pleasure 
to welcome these talented groups, 
and we are sincerely grateful to Mr 
James A. Petrillo for arranging their 
appearances and to Mr. Charles H. 
Kennedy, president of the Musicians’ 
Local #6 for assigning the enter- 
tainers to Oak Knoll twice a month. 
And here’s an item of interest for 
any future “would be” musicians.. 
Twice weekly-, on Monday and Friday 
afternoons at 1300, piano instructions 
are offered by Mrs. Ella Rose in the 
Red Cross Lounge. Mrs. Rose, a Red 
Cross volunteer of many years, is an 
accomplished pianist and makes 4 
these sessions very worthwhile be- 
sides being lots of fun. 

Rum — Generically. fiery liquors that 
produce madness in total abstain- 

Cat— A soft, indestructible automa- 
ton provided by nature to be kicked 
when things go .wrong in the do- 
mestic circle. 

Pay Schedule 

Officers and staff®* 

All patient)^' 

What really flatters a man is that 
vou think him worth flattering:. 

— Shaw 

Today, 30 August 

1 listed personnel. 

Thursday, 5 September 
listed personnel. 

Monday, 16 September — Officer and staff®! 
listed personnel. 

Friday, 20 September — AH patient-cnli-t-d 
i personnel. 

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riiij-r 30 Auausl - 1957 



WEEK” begins 2 September. In re- 
to the desire expressed in 
"Scuttlebutt” tor the dedication of 
weeks for the betterment of mankind 
fh.o Food Service Division is pleased 
n designate the week beginning 2 
September. 1957. as "Don’t Feed Me 
Meatloaf Week” During this period 
fhe space normally reserved to that 
opprobrious item will be changed o 
steak in an effort to titillate the pal- 
ates of Oak Knoll’s citizens. For the 
herefit of devotees of meatloaf, the 
succeeding weeks will undoubtedly 
•return to the same old grind as one 
choice from the selective menu, al- 
though many plans are being made 
to offer variety and additional seiv- 


Commencing this week end staff 
and patients- eating in the hospital 
dining rooms will find an eggs-to- 
order breakfast served on Sunday 
riornings until 1000. Other meal 
ours remain unchanged. If pation- 
jge justifies, the late breakfast will 
become a permanent service offeied 
by the Food Service Division as part 
4 its active improvement program. 

Miss Eley Returns 
To Oak Knoll As 
Recreation Head 

Winifred Eley has returned to her 
former position as Red Cross Reci e- 
ation Supervisor at Oak Knoll, re- 
placing Dorothy Johnson who re- 
cently resigned to go into business in 

Miss Eley was recreation director 
here from 1946-52 before serving as a 
recreation consultant for military 
hospitals in Japan, Korea, Okinawa 
and the Philippine Islands. Her head- 
quarters were in Tokyo. In addition 
to her recreation duties, she is also 
Director of Training for Service in 
Military Hospitals in the Pacific 
Area, an assignment that has kept 
her in close touch with the hospital 
since her return from overseas, since 
the training program is conducted 

NAME OF THE WEEK belongs to 
PFC Edward Not Afraid, USMC, 
whose trip to the Far East was inter- 
rupted when he had to turn in here for 
an emergency appendectomy. The young 
marine, a Crow Indian from Lodge 
Grass, Montana, hadn’t had a chance 
to find oat how brave he would be in 
battle. “ But I know I’m afraid of one 
thing,” Not Afraid said in an exclusive 
interview this week, “I’m afraid of 
those needles they give you shots 
wit I h.” 

In Korea, Miss Eley helped estab- 
lish Red Cross facilities during the 
“Big Switch” of war prisoners at 
Freedom Village. 

Miss Eley is a native of Michigan 
and holds a B.A. in Sociology from 
Albion College and a master’s degree 
in applied social sciences with a spe- 
cialty in social group work from 
Western Reserve University. 

Her first assignment with the Navy 
was at U.S. Naval Hospital, Farragut, 

O' Wives to Begin 
Fall Activities 
On 11 September 

A visitor completely deflated when 
he learned the Oak Knoll Steno Pool 
t _is not for swimming. . . . Patients 
switching to Camels, at least momen- 
• t&rily, when the R. J. Reynolds To- 
bacco Co. presented 1100 packs to the 
hospital last Friday. . . . All hands 
'looking forward to Monday, that day 
when everyone takes a holiday to 
celebrate the glory of honest Labor. 

. . . Catherine Hess making like an 
actress when District PIO’s JOl Glen 
Davis filmed a movie in Surgery for 
use on his semiweekly Navy News- 
cast iKPIX Tuesdays and Thursdays 
at 0825). . . '. Jim Mitchell, HN, back 
to civilization after serving as “camp 
doctor” for a San Leandro Boy Scout 
Troop during his two weeks’ leave. 
’. . . . Clyde B. Stipe, HN, claiming 
< Janice Marie Vandertie of Brussells, 
Wis., as his bride in a 1200 ceremony 
in the chapel Saturday. 

1 „ , , HM9 4-vear-old Anthony Blanco 

With an assist from Ed waril Estrada. H M-. 7 Snawd er. left, and 

demonstrates the “child immo i yl have received a patent. The 

Ernest Severson of the Maintenance Dms.on ha Ve r ece are 

chair holds the child in a on the picture- 

slipped into the frame at the side, back or front, depenu 

to be taken. 

Children's X-Ray Chair Patented 
By Inventors Snawder, Severson 

P R O M O T 1 0 N S were coming 
through thick and fast this week. Be- 
sides those mentioned elsewhere in this 
issue, LTJG’s Nancy A. Jones and 
Norinf L. Muhle of the Nurse Corps 
were promoted to LT ; ENS’s Mary J. 
Rowan, Harriet J. Scullion, and Audrey 
M. Brennan of the Nurse Corps and 
ENS Jane D. Hinckley, MSC, made 
John A. Tabor was promoted to CH- 

The Oak Knoll Officers’ Wives’ 
Club will begin its fall activities at 
1400, Wednesday, 11 Sept, with its 
annual tea at the Officers’ Club. Hon- 
orees will be wives of officers newly 
stationed at the hospital. Hostesses 
for the occasion will be the newly 
elected officers and members of the 

The Club Officers are Mrs. J. Q. 
Owsley, honorary president; Mrs. C. 
C. Houghton, president; Mrs. N. G. 
Lewis, vice-president; Mrs. D. M. 
Scribner, recording secretary; Mis. 
L. T. Moorman, corresponding secre- 
tary; and Mrs. C. F. Dinwiddie, treas- 

Members of the Board for the year 
are Mrs. T. J. Canty, program chair- 
man; Mrs. R. H. Easterday, hospi- 
tality; Mi'S. A. C. Beall, Fig Leaf; 
Mi's. C. C. Welch, card chairman; 
Mrs. G. E. Stahl, nursery; Mrs. E. E. 
Parker, bridge and canasta ; and Mrs. 
H. A. Jenkins, publicity. 

Baby sitters will be available in the 
Club Nursery. 

Many parents have wished at times 
for a “child immoblizer” and James F. 
Snawder and George S. Severson 
have invented one — for hospital use. 
Their “immoblizer” was reported in 
the OAK LEAF as far back as two 
years ago when it brought the two 
carpenters their first Beneficial Sug- 
gestion Award, but only recently 
their “new and useful inventic 
it is described by the Commissionei 
of Patents) was “duly examined and 
adjudged to be justly entitled to a 
patent under the law,” and the in- 
ventors became the proud posses- 
sors of a handsome document bear- 
ing the red seal of the U.S. Patent 

Children to be immoblized by the 
Snawder-Severson invention are 
young patients who report to the 
X-ray department for diagnostic 
studies or for X-ray therapy. The 
chair, equipped with a strap to secure 

the child’s legs and with J-shaped 
supports that hold his shoulders 
firmly in place against the back of 
the chair, is made so that X-ray 
plates may be slipped into its frame 
at either the side or back. The chair 
prevents the need for many retakes 
that would otherwise be necessary 
and consequently has resulted and 
will continue to result in savings of 
considerable time and money. 

The patent is good for a term of 
seventeen years and “excludes others 
the right of making, using, or selling 
said invention throughout the U.S ” 

The patent stipulates, however, that 
the invention may be manufactured 
and used by or for the government 
without the payment of any royalty 
thereon, but as other stations adopt 
it for use in their X-ray departments, 
small payments will be made to the 
inventors as part of the Navy’s Bene- 
ficial Suggestion Program. 

LCDR David Hosp Raised 
To Commander's Rank 

LIFE BEGAN on 25 August for Re- 
becca Louise Brown, 6 lb. 15% oz. 
daughter for LT Leo Brown and wife, 
Isabel. ... on 26 August for 6 lb. 13% 
oz. baby daughter of LT William 
J. Babalis and wife Mary, still un- 
named at present time. 

LCDR David H. Hosp, currently 
undergoing residency training in Ra- 
diology, was recently promoted to 

Dr. Hosp was commissioned a LT- 
JG in the Medical Corps in February, 
1947. He attended Duke University 
and received his M.D. from the Long 
Island College of Medicine in 1947. 
He had postgraduate training in 
aviation medicine at the School of 
Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Fla. 

When LT Chung-min Chao, checked out to return to his duties at the 
Chinese Navy’s General Hospital in Tsoying, Formosa, he received not only 
the Certificate of Special Instruction given to foreign doctors who complete 
their training here but in addition, a letter of commendation for his out- 
standing work in the Orthopedic Surgery Service, where he has shown him- 
self “*« Up 3 canahle and industrious doctor, a valuable surgical assistant. 

[ 1 II g W (M K 111 tilt 1 iltl/JIClilv O UI fjvl j OC 1 % It tf 1 1C I l IIC Ililo o 11U it 11 111 1.11 • 

sen “to be a capable and industrious doctor, a valuable surgical assistant, 
and an untiring student of clinical and surgical orthopedics.” Standing by 
when Admiral Owsley presented Dr. Chao these “souvenirs” of his year at 
Oak Knoll were CAPT’s E. R. Nell, John J. Rieder, and H. A. Streit (Chief 
of the Service), and LT’s A. R. Ellingson and R. W. Taylor. 

Page Four 


Successfully completing the intermediate swimming in Oak Knoll’s “Sink 
or Swim” program were (front row, left to right) Ann Clark, Tana Wells, 
Patty Clayton, Georgia Cato, Marjorie Hurst, Kathy Smith, Mort Robinson, 
(second row) Jim Richards. Reid Clark, Mike O’Connell, “VVimpv” Miller 
(instructor), Kathy Runyon, Janet Barbo, and Marcia Gerber. 

Gridders Holding 
Workouts For 
League Opener 

Eighteen gridders have been hold- 
ing daily workouts as the Oak Knoll 
six-man football team prepares for 
its opening game on 26 Sept, with 
NAS. Monterey, in the 12ND "B 
Football League. Coaching this year’s 
entry are Drs. Sigel and Kc-rrigan. 

Returning from last year's cham- 
pionship team are only three letter- 
men— Chuck Hanna. Dave Alba and 
Nat Toliver, leaving the ranks thin. 

Players undergoing conditioning 
are James Duff, Jerry Bates,. Ed 
Weitzeil, LeGrand Boyette, Robert 
Johnson, Herman Perkins, ' Jerry 
Marvel, Jimmy Mauldin, Ed Wojew- 
ski, Floyd Smith, Dave Burk, Dave 
Alba, Chuck Hanna, Nat Toliver, 
John Honstein, Tony Leone, Bill 
Kelley and Bill Brown. 

Anyone interested in joining the 
team should contact Bob Bristol at 
Ext. 593 as soon as possible. Players 
with experience are needed. 

Other commands expecting to com- 
pete in the six-man league are, Mare 
Island. Port Chicago, NAS, Oakland: 
NSC, Oakland: Stockton Navy Base, 
NAS. Fallon, Nev.; NAS, Monterey 
and San Francisco Marines. 

v ■nn ngT ' jrCTl 

Oak Knoll’s young aquamarines posed with their instructor Herb Lay, 
after completing the course offered at the hospital pool. They are (front 
row, left to right) Jane Cato, Nancy Lomax, Pat Lomax, Susan Vierra, Vicki 
Metcalf, Mary Barbo, Doreen Powers, Rose Finley, and Martha Smith, 
(second row) Ann Gerber, Richard Robinson, Linda Wright, Don Richards, 
Tim Olson, Lay, Dave Richards, Steve Wilcox, Paul Doolan and James Smith. 

Dr. Walton Cited 
For Efforts in 
Basketball Loop 

LT Richard Walton was recently 
cited on a KPIX sports show for his 
contribution to an outstanding sports 
event in a summer basketball league 
sponsored by Oakland’s recreation 
department. He appeared on the 
show sponsored by Doten Pontiac. 

An Oak Knoll team including Bob 
Leak, Jimmy Mauldin, and players 
from the outside world, coached by 
Dr. Walton defeated Krings 67-64 in 
one of the league games. The Krings 
five, unbeaten for three years, was 
composed of players from the USF 
Dons, who finished fourth in the 
NCAA Tournament. The victory was ! 
the upset of the year. 

Need Players, Coach 
For Basketball Team 

Dr. Richard Walton has put out a 
call for prospective basketball players 
to compete in the 12ND “B” Basket- 
ball League this fall. A coach is also 
needed for the team. 

Practice will start the latter part 
of September. Anyone interested 
should contact Dr. Walton at Ext. 
320 after working hours. 

Completing the swimmers’ class (a 
step higher than intermediate) were 
(front row, left to right) Roberta 
Bowling and Mary Barbo and their 
instructor, Homer Humphries. In the 
top row are (left to right) Vic Wik- 
stron and Vince Wells. 

A bore is a man, who when you ask 
him how he feels, tells you. 

Ut&koMiL & J’OMWsIL 

Officers reporting for duty were LTJG 
Grace W. La f oe, NC, USNR; LTJG Rose 
C. Larsen. NC, USNR; F.NS Loretta V. 
Kaunas, NC. USNR. all from USNII, St. 
Albans, L.I., N.Y. ; LT Katherine Keating, 
MSC, USN, from USNII, Mare Island; LT 
Dorthca A. Gee, NC, USN, from USNII, 
Bremerton, Wash.; LTJG Dorothy M. Cru- 
cka, NC, USNR. from NavMedUnit, Tripler 
Army Hospital. San Francisco; LT Frank S. 
Ulu men i ha I. MC, USNR. from USNII, Great 
Lakes, HI.; LT Lansing C. Hoskins. MC, 
USNR. NavConstruction Battalion Center, 
Port Huencme, Calif.; LTJG Dorothy .1. 
Ryder, NC. USNR. from USNII. Ports- 
mouth. Va. : F,NS Geraldine Huct, NC, US- 
NR, from USNII. St Albans, L. I.. N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were 
HA’s Lois F. Martin, Della M. McDonald. 
Ixiis E. Eckdohl, Carol T. Detweiler. HN, 
Annie P. Daniels, HN, all from IICS. Barn- 
bridge, Md. ; Michael F. Fanner, HM2, 
Richard I. Waring, II ML both from U&- 
NNMC, Bethesda, Md. ; Leonard Buford. 
1 1 M2, Irom Coni 12ND. . . - 

UN’s Richard L. Palichetti. Jimmie r. 

Land, Paul F. McClure, James M. Roten, 
Ronald R. Begley, Frederick W. Coffey, 
Richard Hamilton, and HM3’s Donald L. 
Brandt, Alfred May Jr., all from II CS, San 

Officers detached were LTJG Roberta 
Castleberry, NC, USNR, to inactive duty; 
LT Alfred K. Rhodes, MC. USN, to USNII, 
Bethesda, Md. ; LT Lucille Tucker, NC, 
USN, to USNII, Memphis, Tenn. ; LCDR 
R. L. Davis. MC. USN. to USNII, Guam; 
LT Irving Rappaport, MC, USNR, to USS 

Enlisted personnel detached were Simon 
( at.mzaro, I IN, and Willie E. Ford, I IN. 
to USNII, Yokosuka, Japan; Anthony M. 
Vega, II M3, to CO, Com Nav Phil; Roberta 
F. Thomas, II N, to NAS. Alameda; Philip 
J. Smith. II MC, to USS BRUSH (DD-745) ; 
James E. Love, II Ml, to Fort Mason. San 
Francisco; Barbara N. Moorcfield, DM3, to 
USNS, TI; David L. Jackson. HN, Third 
Marine Division, Camp Pendleton. Calif. ; 
Robert C. Harrell, 1IMC, to USS TI ( ON- 
DLROGA ( C V A - 1 *0 ; Walter II. Clayton 
Jr., II MC, to USS BIGELOW (DD-947). 

James E. Love, HM1, received a 
Letter of Commendation before his 
recent transfer to duty with Military 
Sea Transport Service, Fort Mason, 
San Francisco, Calif. “While detailed 
to the Physical Evaluation Board of 
the Twelfth Naval District, you dis- 
played excellent qualities of judg- 
ment, reliability, and human under- 
standing Lh the handling of cases ap- ' 
pearing before this board. As First 
Class Petty Officer in charge of the 
clerical and records office of th- 
Board you performed your duties ip 
an outstanding manner,” the CO’s 1 
letter said. 


Tonight, 30 August 

HIGH SOCIETY — Bing Crosby, Grace 
Kelly, Frank Sinatra. The glittering life 
of socialites is brought to the screen with 
able assistance from Louis “Satchmo” 

Saturday, 31 August 
BLACK WIDOW — Van Heflin, Ginger 
Rogers, Gene Tierney. A better than av- 
erage mystery. We know who the killer is 
but we aren't going to tell. 

Sunday, 1 September 

NO SLEEP ’TIL DAWN— Karl Malden, 
Natalie Wood. The title is the cry of the 
night corpsmen. 

Monday, 2 September 
Stewart, June A Hyson. Jimmy may not be 
too old to fly B-52’s but he is much too 
ancient to play third base for the Cardinals. 

Tuesday. 3 September 

FUNNY FACE— Audrey Hepburn, Fred 
Astair. Plenty of dancing and romance in 
this fairy tale. 

Wednesday, 4 September 
THE RAINMAKER— Katherine Hepburn. 
Burt Lancaster. The meeting of a charla- 
tan and an old maid makes this one of the 
best movies of the year. Guess who has 
duty ? 

Thursday, 5 September 
SAILOR BEWARE— Dean Martin, Jerry 
Lewis. Very appropriate title. 

Friday, 6 September 

3:10 TO YUMA — Glenn Ford, Van Heflin. 
Believe it or not, Glenn is the bad man in 
this one. 

Saturday, 7 September 

Heston, Anne Baxter. The third character 
is violent because he didn’t make the bill- 

Officers Will Have 
“Las Vegas" Night 

“Las Vegas Night” will be held at j \ 
the Officers’ Club on Friday, 6 Sept 
from 1830 to 2400. Informal or west- 
ern dress will be the uniform of the 

A barbecue steak dinner will be 
served at $1.50 per person and door 
and table prizes will be given away., ' 

For those who have always wanted ‘ 
to play at “house odds,” 20 voluntee: • 
“housemen” and women are needed. 
Contact LCDR H. W. LeBleu for in- 

A modern king has become a 
vermiform appendix — useless when 
quiet; when obtrusive, in danger of 
removal. — O'Malley 

An old bachelor is a poor critter. 

— Johnson 


United Fund Drive Kicko<f 
Set For Tuesday, 1 October 

Oak Knoll’s part in the seventh annua n _ . mpmber 



one big give for charity— will start on ' e ‘ asked to give his fair share 

hospital’s military and civilian staff will gashed t^gi 

Tuesday, 1 Oct., when each member 

of the hospital s miindiy — aunties 

Tor 256 health, welfare, and youth agencies ,n 

Chairman of this years 

drive is CAPT J. D. Walters, who will be as- 

r ( FIVE AWARDS - Daniel Ross (let.) and Albert Simmons ' were : re- 
■ntW presented Navy Department Service Awards tor long and fa.thful 
’ ice^oTbe Armed Forces and this hospital. Mr. Simmons received a 30- 
vear award and Mr. Ross a 20-year award. 

Simmons, Ross Presented Awards 
For Faithful Service To Oak Knoll 

Albert Simmons, helper pipefitter, j Award and is now in charge ot the 
and Daniel Ross, leadingman cook, Officers Mess. 

last Friday were presented 30-year 
and 20-year Navy Department serv- 
ice awards by Admiral Owsley foi 
' long and faithful service to the 
jmed Forces- and this hospital. 


Mr. Simmons has worked at Oak 
X Knoll for eight years after spending 
^2. years in the Navy. In October 1955 
he received a Letter of Commenda- 
tion for his voluntary assistance in 
the control of a brush fire at the San 
jit Leandro Annex. 

Mr. Ross, an employee here for the 

last 11 years, previously spent 7 years 
in the Navy and worked two years 
with the Bureau of Census. In 1956 
he received a Superior Achievement 

Twenty other Oak Knoll employ- 
ees received ten- year service awards 
from their division chiefs. They were 
Irma Nightingale and Madeline 
Martin, Disbursing; Marjorie Leer, 
Surgical Service; Gladys Jacobson, 
Personnel and Records; Donald La- 
manna, Pathology; Helen Cupper, 
NP Service; Ann Gary, Cleo Cole- 
man, Jettie Woodson, Nursing Serv- 

Boyd Conyers, Jerry Lewis Jr., Le- 
roy Phanor, Willie Henry, William 
Mainieri, Food Service; Ray Saun- 
ders, Harold Bradley, Maintenance; 
John Robertson, Lester Allen, Fi- 
nance; Virgil McGrew, Kenneth Jen- 
kins, Transportation. 


CDR Huber Returns To Familiar Post 
As Knoll Administrative Officer 

Millard’s retire- 

CDR Melvin P. Huber, MSC, has 
returned from Pearl Harbor to Oak 
Knoll to assume a familiar post — that 
of Administrative Officer, a position 
he held from 1952 until 1955 when he 
was replaced by CDR Matthew J. 

Since leaving the hospital he has 
served on the staff of the Command- 
r, Service Forces, Pacific. 
Commander Huber, a veteran of 37 
years in the Navy, first cam? to Oak 
Knoll in March 1952 from the 
Armed Services Medical Procurement 

since Commander 
ment on 31 May. 

j Agency in Brooklyn 

During World War II he was sta- 
tioned at NAS Jacksonville, Fla. 

served with the 8th and 11th Am- 
phibious Forces in Europe and also 
saw duty in Africa. 

LCDR George W. Morrison has 
been acting Administrative Officer 


CDR Melvin P. Huber 

sisted by CDR Anton Tratar, MC, 
LCDR Roberta Ohrman, NC, LCDR 
Florence Frazier, MSC, and LTJG 
Leonard F. Krause, MSC. 

RADM C. G. DeKay, Commanding 
Officer of NSC. Oakland, will serve 
as coordinator of the crusade. 

No set goal has been established 
for this year’s drive at Oak Knoll. 
Individual envelopes will be sent to 
every member of the staff, and con- 
tributions may be pledged on a quar- 
terly or monthly basis. It is suggested 
that a fair share in most cases would 
be one day’s pay. 

Support of the crusade will pro- 
vide funds for; 

Family and Children’s Services 

These agencies include those spon- 
sored by every religious faith, plus 
many nonsectarian organizations like 
the Salvation Army. 


Sharing in these funds are the 
boys’ and girls’ clubs, troops, coun- 
cils, centers, associations and other 
facilities for youth. 

Military and Disaster Services 

Red Cross and the six USO clubs 
in the Bay Area serve the men and 
women in uniform — helping them 
and their families with financial aid, 
counseling, emergency communica- 
tions. and recreation facilities. Nine 
Red Cross chapters in the Area pro- 
vide disaster relief, as well as free 
classes in first aid, water safety, and 
home nursing. 

Community Health Services 

To safeguard the community, the 
Crusade supports local health serv- 
ices. These include visiting nurses, a 
blood bank, hospitals and clinics pro- 
viding free or part-pay service, and 
other health agencies. 

National Health Organizations 
These include certain chapters of 
the American Cancer Society, Heart 
Association, Cerebral Palsy and the 
Mental Health Society — plus the 
Arthritis and Rheumatism Founda- 
tion and the Multiple Sclerosis Soci- 
ety. If no other Crusade cause seems 
to touch your life, medical research, 
which all of these support, directly 
affects the well-being and lifespan of 
every individual. 

Budgeting, Coordination 
and Planning 

To provide the most efficient and 
forward-looking program of services 
in the Bay Area, Crusade social plan- 
ning groups are constantly re-ex- 
amining the agency programs to 
streamline the organization and to 
fit services to growing needs. 





Cal Physiologist Talks 
To Oak Knoll Doctors 

First of a new series of Basic Sci- 
ence lectures for medical officers un- 
der instruction was held Tuesday 
night when Dr. Ernest L. Dobson, 
lecturer in physiology at the Univer- 
sity of California, spoke on “Rela- 
tionship of Liver Blood Flow to the 
Control of Body Fluid Volume.” 

Dr. Frank L. Gerbode, associate 
professor of surgery at Stanford Uni- 
versity School of Medicine, will dis- 
cuss “Basic Principles in Extracor- 
poreal Circulation” next Tuesday 
evening, 17 Sept., and on 24 Sept. 
Dr. Ralph O. Wallerstein, assistant 
clinical professor of medicine at U.C. 
will speak on “Clinical Significance 
of Blood Grouping.” 

Other lectures are scheduled for 
2000 every Tues. (except Christmas 
and New Years) through January. 

12ND Inspection 
Will Be Held Tuesday 

The Twelfth Naval District An- 
nual Inspection of Oak Knoll will be 
conducted on Tuesday, 17 September. 
RADM Frederick C. Greaves. MC. 
USN, Pacific Coast Medical Inspec- 
tor and District Medical Officer, will 
head the inspection party. 

Officers assigned to escort mem- 
bers of the inspection party will re- 
port to the Tumor Board Conference 
Room prior to 0900 on that day. 



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The 004 i k Leaf 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

O. ()»Klcv. MC, DSN. Commanding Officer. 

CDR 1 \| P |?* J p h H W k dd M , c^ r " MC ' USN ' Executive Officer. 

CO < Melvin I*. Huber. MSC, USN. Administrative Officer 
Editor: Christopher It. Eckl, JOSN ' 

Chandler, HN LT Wayland Bennett, MC. USN. 

Lditorinl Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers: s t Q nley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, HMC, Carl Stevenson HM1 
Contributors of the Week : The American Red Cross. Mrs. Emma Berger? Uhrl^W 

I Ik _O ak Leal’ is u semimonthly publication produced commercially ut no cost to the Govern 
men and in compliance with NAVEXOS l>-35, Rev. July. 1953. Govern- 

1 lit Oak Leal receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces I ress Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
Ponte-k " 7" h T ', hc w 2«‘e» permission of Armed Forces Press Service. * 

Contrtbut.ons from both staff and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 
I nc Unk Leaf, U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 

Friday, 13 September, 



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Vol. 19 

Friday, 13 September, 1957 

No. 19 

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Nothing strikes me so forcefully while moving about the Navy as the 
fact that so much work has been done without my help — yes without even 
my knowledge. It is a rich source of meditation that hundreds of miles of 
Freeways and Thruways have been constructed, to whose making I did not 
contribute one stroke of labor; that mighty bridges have been built, to 
whose construction I did not bring one strand of wire. 

Nor is the field for such reflection restricted to what manual labor has 
done. There are countless books, one word of which I did not write; countless 
musical compositions, one note of which I did not contribute; gallery upon 
gallery of paintings, one color of which I did not create. And such reflection 
is valuable, because it sets before me in the clearest of figures my exact 
status of unimportance in this world of ours. For since so much could be 
accomplished without me, then surely, if I had never been created at all, the 
world’s development would not have been noticeably retarded. And if my 
absence would mean so little, surely my presence cannot be in any way 

Such is the domain of man’s accomplishments. All of God’s creation 
stands in finished grandeur in a realm far above man’s work; and un- 
necessary as I, individually, am to the whole sum of man’s activities, all 
mankind in turn is infinitely less necessary in regard to God’s creation. 
And yet, by the strange law of God’s love, I actually mean more to Him 
Who needs nothing Himself, than I do to my ^fellow men who, like me, 
need everything. 

I am actually worth more to God than is the greatest and most beautiful 
star in the firmament. But it is not so in my relations with men; I am not 
nearly of as much worth to the Navy as is its great Air Arm. I am far less 
value to a banking house than are the great deposits in its vaults. Man is of 
less value to man than he is to God. 

The reason for this strange fact is, of course, that man considers one 
part of me, God another. Man considers my mortal life and human achieve- 
ments; God my immortal soul and supernatural worth. I am of value to man 
in proportion to what I can give him; I am of value to God in proportion to 
how much I know and love Him. Man is himself so poor that my mere 
intention means nothing to him; I must actually bring him something — 
money, friendship, sympathy, help. God is so rich that to Him my intention 
is everything. Man does not care whether my heart is in my work, what 
he wants is my work; God does not want my work at all unless my heart is 
in it. 

LCDR RAYMOND J. TALTY, Catholic Chaplain 

(jJsdcomsL & JaMuoslL 



Red Cross service in Oak Knoll’s Pediatrics Ward provides the -tend, r 
loving care" for patients when mothers cannot be with them or while tU 
nurses are busy with other details. Here (left), Mrs. Romeo Abue? R\ 
ward nurse, is shown with patients Patrick Elmore and Cheryl Gibbs and 
Anita de Urioste of the Red Cross. 

Your contribution to the United Crusade will help continue this and si mi . 
lar services to the hospital. 

Officers reporting for duty were LT Bruce 
K. Defiebre, Jr., MC, USN, LT Stephen II. 
James, MC, USN, LT Allyn E. Gilbert, MC, 
USN, LT Jacob R. Morgan, MC. USNR, 
LT Ronald N. Dodds, DC, USN and LT 
O’Tar T. Norwood, MC, USN, all interns 
from USNII. Corona; CAPT Harvey E. 
Reitz, MC, USN, from USNH, San Diego; 
LCDR John L. Wissing. CHC, USNR, from 
vin P. Huber, MSC, USN, from ComServ- 
Pac, Pacific Fleet ; LTJG Elizabeth A. Bau- 
mann, NC, USNR, from Nav Med Unit, Trip- 
ler Army Hospital; LT Charles E. Brodinc, 
MC, USNR, from inactive duty. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were 
Elmer D. Sorenson. IIM1, from USS WHIT- 
FIELD COUNTY; George S. Harris, 
II Ml, from USNH, Portsmouth, \ a. ; Don- 
ald R. Sutherland, II M3, from Third Marine 
Division; Lloyd J. Hulsey, IIN, from Camp 
Pendleton, Calif.; Dolores A. Christie, II M3, 
from 90 Church Street, New York, N. Y. : 
Philip F Meek. MM2, from USNH, San Di- 
ego; UN’s Joel M . Taylor, Ray I). Stegall, 
James F. Cobb, all from IICS, San Diego; 
UN’s’ James M. Fry, Bernice A. Rosinski, 
John L. Ross. Albert C. Speir, Ronald L. 
Tusi, Alpha P. Holmes, all from NP School, 
USNII, Oakland. 

Officers detached were LCDR R. R. Frew, 
MSC, USNR, to inactive duty; CAPT 

George H. Rcifenstein, MC, L T SNR, to in- 
active duty; LT Helen N. Chancy, NC, 
USNR, to USNH. Philadelphia, Pa.; LT 
Theodore G. Balbus, MC, USNR, to inac- 
tive duty; LT Daniel II. Buie Jr., MC, 
USNR, to NavSch of Aviation Medicine, 
Pensacola. Fla. ; LCDR Thomas S. Marks, 

Enlisted personnel detached were David 
M. Gilbert, H M3, to NavRccSta, TI ; Alice 
A. Gower, IIN, to NAS, Alameda; John D. 
Groom, II M 1 , from USS PRINCETON 
(CVS-37) ; Charles F. Maxwell, IIM1, to 
do Rodriguez, HN, to USNH, Portsmouth, 
Va. ; Robert W. Bristol, MM2, to USS PAS 
SAMPIC; Jimmy I). Ilicks, IIM3. and 
Bruce M. Fischer, HN, to First Marine Di- 
vision, Camp Pendleton, Calif. ; UN’s James 
E. Prater Jr., Johnny E. Brown, to USNII, 
Yokosuka. Japan; Florence E. Fruin, DTI, 
to NTC, Great Lakes, III.; James K. Mitch 
ell, IIN, to PLEATS. Sasebo. Japan: Ed- 
ward C Lindsay, IIM3, to USS BREMER- 
TON (CA-130); UN’s Danny L. Summers, 
David E. James, Preston R. Bankhead, Lc- 
grand W. Boyette, James W. Daniels, Dar- 
rell E. Strother, Louis M. Klotz, Michael 
Kelley ITM3, to Nav Rad Lab, San Fran- 
cisco; Loyd G. Cothern, IT M3, to First Ma- 
rine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

Peering from the back of the jacket 
of his latest book, the puckish face 
of Max Shulman is presented to us 
along with some of the vital statistics 
of his colorful career. What these 
facts in the life of this impishly witty 
man do not tell us, is that he is with- 
out doubt the most popular writer in 
the field of an engaging combination 
of slapstick and satire in the country 
FLAG, BOYS! he ribs everything 
from the Army to television and from 
the exurbanite to Elvis Presley. A 
little less zany than some of his 
earlier books, this is a romantic 
comedy of the uproar caused when 
the Army installs a guided missile 
station in a typical Connecticut town. 
The romantic interest centers around 
young Second Lieutenant DiMaggio, 
sent back to his home town of Put- 
nam’s Landing as Public Relations 
officer for the projected and unpop- 
ular NIKE site, and a cute little Shul- 
man creation who believes that Sex 
(with diagrams) is a necessary part 
of the education of her second grad- 
ers. The young DiMaggio, “beauti- 
ful,’’ Mr. Shulman tells us "as the 
dawn,” comes from the fine old Ital- 
ian stock, raised by his mother’s pre- 
cept “Don’t hit your kids unless you 
gotta, but if you gotta hit ’em, hit 
’em good!” and his father’s firm be- 
lief, “God didn’t tell nobody to be 
stupid.” There are wonderful char- 
acters including Oscar Hoffa, the 
television magnate, and a young and 
toothsome creature named Comfort 
Goodpasture. Rally round Max Shul- 
man. boys! 

From Max Shulman to James 
Gould Cozzens, there is a space as far 
apart as the poles. But each, in his 
own way has created a masterpiece, 
and the wild Mr. Shulman, for all the 
deceptive simplicity of his work, is a 
painstaking craftsman. That James 
Cozzens. however will far outlive him 
in greatness, and indeed, most of his 
contemporaries, there can be no 
doubt. In his latest book BY LOVE 
POSSESSED he has attained a place 
in American letters accorded very 

Officers, Wives Will 
Tour Area Wineries 

A busload of officers and their 
wives will leave the Officers’ Club 
promptly at 1300 on Saturday, 21 
September, for a trip to one of the 
many interesting areas that surround ’ 
San Francisco Bay. 

The bus will cross the San Rafari ;• 
Bridge and tour “The Valley of th? 
Moon” en route to St. Helena. There 
the tourists will visit one of the old- 
est wineries in the area, where cen- 
tury-old limestone caverns are still 
used to age the wine. 

Wine tasting and hors d’oeuvre® 1 
are included in the plan of the after- 
noon. ' : 

Cost of the trip is $2.50, and reser- ; 
vations may be made by telephoning 
Mrs. W. H. Wells, BRowning 6-7654, 
or Mrs. H. W. LeBleu, BRowning 

few living writers. His book is a mas- 
terpiece, developed almost musically, 
but as one reviewer has said “it is 
the austure music of a Bach fugue, 
architectonic, contrapuntal, slow, 
majestic . . . The prevailing mood is 
irony, starting, with the title itself.” 
Superficially, it is the story of Arthur 
Winner, 'a successful lawyer in his 
fifties, and of the forty-eight hour 
period in his life that rips open his 
safe and solid world. In his early 
OF HONOR, he revealed himself as 
a writer of great stature. In BY 
LOVE POSSESSED he has proved to 
be a giant. 

Briefly, if the Editor's shears will 
permit, we would like to mention a 
few books recently received and 
worthy of comment: Peter Fleming’s 
jected invasion of England in 1940. 
charming novel by C. Y. Lee of San 
Francisco’s Grant Avenue. Vance 
ERS or what makes us buy, believe 
— and even vote — the way we do; 
Philip Wylie’s THE INNOCENT AM- 
BASSADORS and last, but by no 
means least, that most excellent novel 
of Nevil Shute ON THE BEACH. 

Page Three 



We’re always glad to be picked up 
fl „d quoted in sheets having a more 
Intensive circulation than ours, but 

;tn the Oakland TRIBUNE S 

StnaVE’ column chronicled .pardon 
the usage) ’ Don’t Feed Me Meatloaf 
Week" with the assertion that seven 
da vs of steak would be featured, con- 
sternation rocked the hospital com- 
nound Such an event in these days 
L limited appropriation would need 
t followed by -What Will We Tell 
The Taxpayer Week.’ 

5 Corpsmen Cited 
Before Discharges 

Actually, seven straight days of 

^ven steak would bore the cosmopoli 
tan palates of Knollites who are now 

accustomed to eggs-to-order bieak- 

'asis every morning in the hospital 
dining rooms and a choice from a 
minimum of three meats at all other 


According to the Food Service Di- 
' xsion statistics’, most popular menu 
’ terns are spaghetti and hamburgers, 
* nth hot dogs not far behind in a 
d heat with fried chicken and 
,st beef. Least acceptable item 
•urrently is a cheese cutlet, which is 
iisappearing from the menu as do 
u 4)ds which win the booby prize 
the popularity poll. 

mdked by a young girl who called the 
Pharmacy to see if they could supply 
ier with “ some of the new suntan pills 
—needed a quick tan so she’d look 
stunning in new white gown. No pills 

jarry Yore, HN, was taken to the Bal- 
et Theatre performance in Berke- 
ley by not one but THREE ladies 
- , Chief Tillman, en route from 

liinawa to San Diego, visited the 
Knoll last week . . ..42A’s AA Pete 
, Flewelling will speak in behalf of 
ARC at the United Crusade kickoff 
dinner at Scottish Rite Temple, 19 
Sept. Also at the speakers’ table will 
oe Hollywood’s Jimmie Stewart, em- 
cee, who will introduce Flewelling 
and incidentally, former Gov. of 
Washington Arthur B. Langlie, prin- 
[|j cipal speaker . . . Ensigns Amy Crab- 
tree and Tommie Madden have been 
promoted to JG . . . Eileen Ritter of 
Disbursing is vacationing in Indian- 
apolis . . . Richard Baker, DT2, and 
wife Sheila welcomed daughter Kim- 

I berly Ann on 29 Aug . . . Bob Wallace 
of X-ray and wife Melba (former 
s. staff Wave) welcomed son Robert 
,Allan on the same date. Both babies 
arg firsts in their families . . . Jerry 
Slocum’s name has probably been 
written in Record Office cake frosting 
more than any other — when she 
married Mr. Slocum, when she left 
to await the stork 17 months ago, and 
last Thursday. The stork is hovering 
| over her house again . . . Maxine Hut- 
chin, whpse daughter, Heidi Sue, ar- 
rived 2 hours after she punched the 
clock at 1630, 19 Aug., will be back at 
Metabolic Research Monday. 

Five Oak Knoll corpsmen— four 
of them draftees — were presented 
Letters of Commendation last week 
before being discharged from the 

Receiving commendations were 
Warren B. Brown, William G. Gross, 
James S. McHenry and Leon Konc- 
zak, all HM3’s, and Robert L. Sey- 
fried, HM2. 

Brown was cited by the CO f or his 
services in the Commanding Officer s 
Mail Room. “In this assignment you 
have carried out each duty assigned 
to you in a highly commendable man- 
ner, many times giving your own lib- 
erty time in order to complete special 
tasks in the required time. Your mili- 
tary bearing and courtesy in dealing 
with people are. highly commend- 
able,” the commendation read. Brown 
will enter the University of Illinois 
this month. 

Gross was commended for his 
performance of duty as Senior Corps- 
man on Ward 70B. “While assigned 
as Senior Corpsman, you consistently 
performed your duties in an excep- 
tional and outstanding manner. Your 
responsibilities while on this ward 
included not only the care of the pa- 
tients, but you also assisted in the 
instruction and supervision of other 
corpsmen.’’ Gross will return to 
farming at his home in Downers 
Grove, 111. 

McHenry, a staff member of the 
Chest Clinic and Cardiorespiratory 
Lab was commended because of his 
“ability to adapt to complicated lab- 
oratory procedures, to work with 
doctors and fellow corpsmen effi- 
ciently and harmoniously, and to un- 
derstand the needs of each individual 
patient.” He is a graduate of Penn- 
sylvania State University. 

Konczak was awarded his com- 
mendation for a job “well done" in 
the Staff Personnel Office. “You in- 
stituted many excellent ideas into 
the transfer phase of the Personnel 
Office section and enabling you to 
handle a large work load with a high 
standard of efficiency. Your military 
conduct and bearing have been out- 
standing and have reflected immeas- 
urably upon you and other selectees 
within the Naval Organization.” 

Seyfried was commended for his 
services while a member of the Neu- 
ropsychiatric staff. “While detailed 
to this department you have shown 
the utmost human understanding 
and effectiveness in the handling of 
patients. You have shown consist- 
ently high standards of performance 
of duty which made you a valued 
member of the staff. You have re- 
flected credit upon yourself, this com- 
mand, and the Naval Service.” 

Before entering the Navy, Seyfried 
attended Sacramento Junior College 
and will enroll in the University of 
California this month. 

Five corpsmen were presented Letters of Commendation by Admiral Ows- 
ley before they were discharged from the Navy. Receiving letters were (top 
photo, left to right) Robert Seyf i. Warren Brown, HM3, (bottom 

photo, left to right) Leon Konczak, HM3, William Gross, HM3. James Mc- 
Henry, HM3 (not shown), also received a commendation. 

Nurses Collecting "Bundles For Korea 
To Send To Star of Sea Orphanage 


When the MSTS transport GEN- The only white woman in Inchon, 
ERAL MORTON next arrives at In- she has been responsible for saving 
chon, Korea, the hearts of hundreds the lives of countless numbers of 
of young children will be gladdened children. A nurse in an area where 

because some one cared. 

The children (many of them half 
American) are those who live at Sis- 
ter Philomene’s Star of the Sea Or- 
phanage. Those who care are Oak 
Knoll Navy nurses who have visited 
the orphanage during tours of duty 
in war-torn Korea or heard its story 
from those who have. 

When LTJG Stanley D. Miller. 
MSTS chaplain, recently underwent 
treatment here and volunteered to 
take along gifts when he boards the 
Korea-bound ship next week, the 
nurses started a quiet campaign 
which has resulted in a sizable col- 
lection of milk bottles, nipples, for- 

Officers’ Club on Las Vegas Night 
seemed as authentic as Las Vegas itself, 
it was because ~the decorations and 
trappings associated with the gambling 
world came from RENO — loaned by 
Harold’s and Hurrah’s Clubs. More 
thun 300 played chuck-a-luck and such, 
and not a penny was lost — or gained. 

75 Officers Tour Knoll 

Some 75 Navy, Marine Corps and 
Coast Guard reserve officer lawyers 
visited Oak Knoll Wednesday and 
were given a tour of the hospital, in- 
cluding visits to ALD and the artifi- 
cial kidney. 

The officers were attending the 
West Coast Reserve Law Seminar 
held at Treasure Island and were ac- 
companied on the tour by CDR Fred 
J. Madrigan, District Reserve Law 
Program Officer. 

there is neither doctor nor priest, 
she does what she can to save the 
lives and souls of those outside the 
orphanage as well as within. 

The orphanage, built to accommo- 
date from 50 to 100 children, today 
houses more than 400 ranging from 
infancy to high school age, “squeezed 
into every corner.” 

Sister Philomene has not asked for 
help, but those who would like to add 
to the nurses’ collection of supplies, 
may leave their “bundles for Korea” 
at the Quarters today, tomorrow, or 

mula, material for diapers and night LCDR WiSSing Reports 
clothes, safety pins, powdered milk, r pL | ; rv.+v/ 
cases of soup and other foods, warm ! ror v^na plain L^UTy 

wearing apparel and shoes for older 

“The stack of supplies grows higher 
by the day, but it would be impossible 
to send enough — our worst is a preci- 
ous commodity to them.” said one 
nurse, who is currently sharing her 
room at the Quarters with the above- 
mentioned supplies. 

Sister Philomene, born in Ireland, 
joined a French order and went to 
Korea 23 years ago to set up a school 
but decided there was greater need 
for a home for orphaned children. 

LCDR John L. Wissing, CHC, 
USNR recently reported for duty as 
a Catholic Chaplain, replacing CDR 
James C. Connolly, who was trans- 
ferred to Pearl Harbor. 

Father Wissing comes to Oak Knoll 
after serving three years aboard the 
USS Leyte and the USS Champlain. 
Prior to sea duty, he worked under 
Bureau of Naval Personnel in the 
Character Guidance Program at 
NTC, San Diego. During the Korean 
War he was stationed with the First 
Marine Division in Korea. 

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MacmUmI r* • J_« _ Friday, 13 September, 1957 , 

P ri ders Open Exhibition Series Today Against SF Marines 

Test Strength Before 
12ND League Opener 

rhc Oak Knoll six-man 

! team wil1 test its strength today a , 
1500 as it meets the San FYancta 
Marines in the first of two exhibit! 
games here before opening the rer 
lar 12ND season on 26 Sept, at p,^| 
Chicago. The second preseason eaine 
will be played against NAS, Oaklan* 
on Thursday, 19 Sept. 

Winners of last year’s “B” trophy' 
the team has been weakened ay 
transfers and discharges and neefe • 
experience. The two preleague gam 
will give Dr. Kerrigan, team coac! 
a chance to correct mistakes and e 
; able the players to gain much-need^ 

Posing for the photographer are some of the members of the 1957 six-man football team who will attempt to 
capture the 12NI) Class “B” football trophy again this year. They are (kneeling, left to right) John Honstein. 

Daily scrimmage has been ready, 
ing the team for their first encounter, 
and the offensive and defensive 
teams are beginning to take shape < 

Probable starters on the offensive 
team will be: ends, Russ Bates, 

Neil Smith, Dave Alba, Jimmy Mauldin, Darwin 

Tolivar, center, Jim Duff, team cao- 

Moorehouse (standing, left to right) Jerry Neyland (manager), tain . quarterback Bill Brawn h 
im Mil Tnii^^r Rill nrn...n ri r., . ’ 4 u «* ri croacK, uni Brown, hail 

Kuss Bates, Dick Fitzpatrick, Jim Duff (team captain), Nat Tolivar, Bill Brown, Jim Thomas and Ed Weitzeil 

H-W Bowling Loop 
Now Underway 

Probable starters for today’s exhibition game with the San Francisco 
Marines will be (front row, left to right) Nat Tolivar, Jim Duff, Russ Bates. 
In the backfield Bill Brown will start at quarterback with Dave Alba (left) 
and Jimmy Mauldin at the halves. The game starting at 1500 will be played 
on the hospital athletic field. 

Basketball Practice 
Will Start Monday 

Basketball practice will start Mon- 
day at 1630, as prospective players 
report to the football field for two 
weeks of conditioning. 

Sweat clothes and track shoes can 
be obtained from Special Services. 

Dr. Dick Walton, who retired as a 
player, will coach this year’s entry. 
He has put out a call for players since 
Don Chandler is the only returning 
letterman from this year’s team and 
said all positions are open. Coach 
Walton said conditioning, speed and 
foul shooting ability will be stressed 
since the team will use the fast break 
this year. 

The Hilltoppers, who finished sec- 
ond in 12ND "B’’ competition will 
play a series of practice and non- 
league games before opening the 
league season in late fall. 

3 Knoll Players 
Make All-Stars 

Three Oak Knoll softball players — 
one corpsman and two corpswaves — 
have been named to their respective 
12ND All Star Softball Teams. 

Dave Alba, star centerflelder, was 
named to the first nine in the men’s 
league. He will receive a certificate 
from the district. 

Corpswaves Mary Lou Chavez and 
Pat Underwood were selected on the 
All Star team at third base and 
catcher and were to have played on 
the district team in the All-Navy 
Softball Tournament at Norfolk, Va 
However, the district didn’t send a 
team to the tourney. 

The Husband-Wife Handicap 
Bowling season has opened at Oak 
Knoll with six teams competing for 
the championship. 

Teams, unamed as yet, will be com- 
po ed of the following duos: Mc- 
Kinneys-Scribners, Prices-Bennetts, 
Morrisons-Faunces, Wellses-Harris- 
es, Rupprechts-Tunnels, McClurgs- 

League officers will be elected in 
coming weeks. 


Special Services has tickets for 
the Cal-Southern Methodist game 
at Berkeley on 21 Sept. 

backs. Dave Alba, Bob Johnson, 
running attack will bank on All 
speed and shiftiness and on John 
son’s straight-ahead power. 

In the defensive setup Ed Wojear- g j 
ski will replace Tolivar at end ant 
Jimmy Mauldin will take over halM^I 
back in place of Alba. Herman Peru- * j 
ins, now out with an injured 
Johnson and John Honstein will « 
action in the other backfield 

Joo tbcdL SdwjdidsL 


September OAK KNOLL at PORT 




10 October OAK KNOLL vs NAS. 
OAKLAND. (Site to be deter- 


Intoxication is a state of feeling 
sophisticated without being able to 
pronounce It. 

Tickets Available For 
Fireman's Fund Show 

Special Services 

Every man has his price, but some 
hold bargain sales. 

still has tickets 
available for the 10th Annual Fire- 
man’s Fund Show to be held at 2030 
in the Oakland Auditorium Theater 
on Friday, 20 Sept. 

Pay Schedule 

Officer and stafT-cn- 

Popular — To be gifted with the 
virtue of knowing a whole lot of un- 
interesting people. 


listen personnel. 

Friday, 20 September — All patient-enlisted 

Tuesday, 1 October Officer* anil *taf (-en- 
listed personnel. 

Monday, 7 October All patient-enlisted 

Tonight, 13 September 

I IMPING JACKS — Dean Martin, Jerry 
Lewis. These two jacks have jumped apart, 
much to the relief of many movie goers. 
May give a lew laughs if you try real 

Saturday, M September 
Wy nter, Robert Taylor Dana i* lovely 
and Robert does try to be an actor. 

Sunday, 15 September 

James Carrcn. The story of two brothers 
named Rico who have something to do 
with crime. 

Monday, 16 September 
phy. Life in America before the advent of 
the automobile. 

Tuesday, 17 September 
Janies Cagney, Dorothy Malone. The life 
of Lon Chancy Sr., the master make-up 
man. Scenes from some of his old movies 
will give a chill. 

Wednesday, 18 September 
MOBY DICK Gregory Peck. A ri i*su< 
of the Oak Knoll version, minus our local 

Thursday, 19 September 
DRANGO Jeff Chandler. JclT the hand- 
some, pale-faced hero. It so happens that 
Joanne Dru likes the quiet, rugged type. 

Friday, 20 September 

QLANTEX 1 red Mac Murray. Dorothy 
Malone Could be a pleasant surprise. 

Saturday. 21 September 
FREE Dan Dailey, Sheree North. The 
title is one of the best -known American 


October OAK 






November OAK KNOLL vs NAF. 
MONTEREY at Fort Ord. 

November SF MARINES at OAK 

Football Team Has 
New Dressing Rooms 

A speedy job by Public Works 
given Oak Knoll’s gridders a 
dressing room in Bldg. 84. 

Three new showers. 24 lockers, 
benches, clothes hooks, and a saf< 
floor were recently installed. 

Goal posts were added to the f< 
ball field, and bleachers will be 
up for next Friday’s game as 
Hilltoppers open their season in n< 
red and white uniforms. 

"Kickoff Dance" To Be 
Held At EM Club 

A “Kickoff Dance’’— the first pf 
for the coming football season— ' ' 
be held at the EM Club on Fri< 

20 Sept., from 2000 to 2400, for t! 

Semi-formal dress will be require 
Free refreshments will be served. | 


United Fund Drive Storts On 

Frid ay, 27 September, 1957 


Solicitors Named 


For "Big Give 

Tuesday. 1 Oct., is kickoff day for 
the United Bay Area Crusade at Oak 
Knoll. Military and civilian staff 
members will be asked on that day 
and during the coming month to con- 
tribute to 256 health, welfare, and 
youth agencies. 

Collectors and their “districts are. 

Dorothy Solaro— Administrative Of- 
fice. Telephone and Information 
Unit. Collection Agent. Postal Di- 
rectory; Esther Arp — Amputee Serv- 
ice; Clois Forester. LaVerne An- 
drews — Supply, Finance, Civilian 
Personnel; Melvin Fowler — Trans- 
portation; Charles Auer — Mainte- 
nance; Joe Bokuvda — Laundry , Ruby 

\ IB — ^ ^ I Id I 1 v C | vUv Uv/IVU 

LEADING THE CHOW LINE when a barbecue dinner was served to more Bearc j_pharmacy ; Ernest Sivertson, 
than 400 civilian and Navy doctors were VADM M. D. YVillcutts. who was Samuel Carson— Food Service; Mary 

| Hospital Fares Well 
n In 12ND Inspection 

Oak Knoll underwent its annual 
inspection by representatives from 
the_ Commandant’s Office last week, 
when more than a score of inspecting 
officers were aboard to give the va- 
<, i ridus departments a complete “once- 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, all 
administrative and professional di- 

Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for Personnel and 
Commanding Officer of the National Naval Medical Center at Bethe 
Md before his retirement and is now Medical Director of San Quewun 
prison Dr. John G. Morrison, Secretary -Treasurer of the Alameda Contra- 
Costa Medical Association; Dr. Dwight H. Murray of Napa, former president 
of the American Medical Association; RADM Sterling S. C ook, former C om- 
♦manding officer at Oak Knoll now serving as Napa County Health Officer; 

RADM F C. Greaves, Inspector of Pacific Coast Navy Medical Activities and 
District Medical Officer, 12ND; and RADM J. Q. Owsley, Oak Knoll’s Com- 
manding Officer. 

400 Navy, Civilian Doctors 
Attend ACCMA Meet Here 

— Personnel and Records; Doro- 
Prentice — Nursing Service; 
Ruby Ostler — Surgical Service; B. E. 
Nelson — Special Services; Belle 
Street — Pathology, Radiology. Or- 
thopedics; Thelma McNeil— NP, Pre- 
ventive Medicine; Ethel Bruso— Dis- 
bursing. Collectors are still to be 
named for EENT and Research. 

Military contributions will be taken 
by CAPT J. D. Walters, chairman. 
CDR Anton Tratar, LCDR Roberta 
Ohrman, LCDR Florence Frazier, and 
LTJG Leonard F. Krause. 

.visions were scrutinized by the in- 
spectors, and .on Thursday at the 
critique that followed the inspection, 
members of the party commented 
most favorably on the fine profes 

More than 400 civilian and Navy 
doctors met at the Officers’ Club 
Monday evening, 16 September, to en- 
joy a hickory-smoked prime rib roast 
beef dinner, hear a scientific program 
presented by members of the Oak 
Knoll staff, and preserve a tradition 

sional care provided for patients, the that dates back to the first year of 

appearance of the compound, and the hospital’s existence. It was the 

the splendid morale of patients and annual Oak Knoll meeting of the 
staff. Alameda-Contra Costa Medical As- 

RADM F. C. Greaves, MC, USN, j SO ciation. 

, District Medical Officer and Inspec- -phe we ather man, somewhat un- 
tor, Pacific Coast Medical Activities, dependable at this season, obliged by 
and RADM D. W. Ryan, DC, USN. 

District Dental Officer and Pacific 
>ast Dental Inspector, headed the 
inspection party. 

AFIP Director Speaks 
To Hospital Doctors 

CAPT William M. Silliphant, Di- 
rector of the Armed Forces Institute 
of Pathology in' Washington, D. C., 
visited Oak Knoll’s Pathology Serv- 
' ice last week, conferring with CAPT 
H V. O’Connell, Chief of the Path- 
ology Service. 

On Friday afternoon he gave an 
• illustrated lecture to the staff on 
; “Aviation Pathology.” 

holding back a light shower until the 
last piece of apple pie a la mode had 
been consumed and the guests were 
comfortably seated in the auditorium 
for the scientific program. 

Admiral Owsley welcomed the 

Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, 
Md.. and is now Medical Director of 
San Quentin prison; Dr. Dwight H. 
Murray of Napa, former president of 
the American Medical Association; 
RADM Sterling S. Cook, former Oak 
Knoll skipper new serving as Napa 
County Health Officer; and Dr. J. C. 
Geiger, former City Health Officer of 
San Francisco and later of Oakland. 

Dr. John G. Morrison of San Le- 
andro (who was on the staff here dur- 
ing World War II) presided over a 
brief ACCMA business session; and 
CAPT Bruno O. Junnila, Chief of Oak 
Knoll's Radiology Service, was in 
charge of the professional program 
on “The Use of Radioisotopes in Clin- 
ical Diagnosis.” He presented a paper 
on "Clinical Diagnostic Radioisotope 
Procedures” and moderated a panel 

Catherine Hess, HM3 

guests aboard and introduced a num- discussion with audience paiticipa 
ber of distinguished visitors — RADM tion. Members of the panel weie 
A. M. Bledsoe, Commander, Western CAPT R. O. Canada, Chief of the 
Sea Frontier, who was here from his Medical Service. Dr G. F. Fiasei, 
headquarters in Seattle; RADM F. C ; Consultant to the Radiology Service; 

Greaves, Inspector of Pacific Coast 
Medical Activities and District Med- 
ical Officer. 12ND; VADM M. D. Will- 
cutts, who before his retirement 
served as Assistant Chief of the 
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and 
Commanding Officer of the National 

CDR L. E. Watters, Head of the Iso- 
tope Laboratory, and CDR H. A. 
Jenkins, Radiologist. - 

LT H C. Gibbons, Food Service 
Officer, and LTJG R. S. Ruffin, Offi- 
cers’ Mess Treasurer, were in charge 
of the dinner arrangements. 

Kay Hess Leaves 
For Nurses' Training 

Catherine P. Hess. HM3. left last 
week to attend the University of Col- 
orado School of Nursing for four 
years under a program sponsored by 
the Navy Department’s Bureau of 
Medicine and Surgery. After gradu- 
ation, she will apply for a commission 
in the Nurse Corps and serve four 

She was selected for the school 
(Continued on Page 2) 


Page Two 


The Oak Leaf 

V. S. Nu\ dl Hospital. Oakland. Culiforniu. 

( \ k W t V u ^ l,SN> ( "mnumdinn Officer. 

( l)l v. 1 ' n 1 M X V d<J ^ * JL r ’ N,(: * USN - Executive Officer. 

l V * N n - 1 Huber MSC, USN, Administrative Officer 
Editor : Christopher E. Eckl. JOSN 

Sporm . Donald Chandler. I IN. LT Wuylund Bennett, MC. USN. 

Editorial Vd'iser: Dorothy 1 hompison. 

Ihotoflraphers: Stanley Smith, HMC. John M. Simms, KMC, Carl Stevenson HMI 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berber, Librarian! 

I he Oak Leaf is u semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern 
,. T , “, nd iJ! com N |a "« with NAVEXOS P.35, Key. July. 1953. 

I ht Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Vrm renr,nt rc r r ‘ Ce (AFPS * aPPcarin* in this publication may not be 

reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service 

(.ontnbut.on* from both staff and patient, arc welcomed and should be addruted to the Editor 
OI I nc tlak l eaf, l . s. Nuval Hospital. Oakland 14, California. 

Friday, 27 September, 1957 

No. 20 

Friday, 27 September. 19^7 

Eipht now technicians pose with their instructors after completim^!^ i 
16-weck course in NI* School. Pictured above are (front row left u, richtd 
Koine Fuller. HN; LT Georgia Jones; CAPT M. E. Roudebush Chief of li 
Service; CAPT R. R. Deen; Hugh J. McNutt, UN; Robert DeCuir H\ 
(second row) UN’s Adolfo Olveda, Richard Barnes, Douglas Duncan Dannv 
Bittinger, and James Wilson. McNutt, honor student, addressed the student* 
and their guests. Admiral Owsley was the principal speaker and presenterf 
the diplomas. 

A few weeks ago I heard a speaker recite the following poem. I thought it 
had such a good message that it should be passed on to others. 

“I walked a mile with pleasure, 

And she chattered all the way', 

But left me none the wiser; 

For all she had to say. 

Then I walked a mile with sorrow, 

And never a word said she; 

But oh, the things I learned from her. 

When sorrow walked with me.” 


Most of us grumble w hen things get rough, and we wonder why God puts 
us in such a predicament. But this may be His way of speaking to us. This 
is especially true when one is sick in bed. Quite often someone will say after 
a siege of sickness — “I learned a lot while sick in that bed.” When this is so, 
the whole experience takes on a different light. 

What is so important in our times of sorrow is to listen to what God has 
to say and then take action on it. It is easy to let self-pity and worry drown 
out His message, then we miss the only ray of sunshine while under the 
cloud of despair. 

LT DWIGHT F. ZELLER, Protestant Chaplain 


Officers reporting for duty were: LT 
Harriet IV McAlpin, NC, USN from Com 
13; LT Man R. Easter, NC, USN, from 
Com 8; LT Orvedia M. Searcy, NC, l SN, 
from NAS, Patuxent River. Md. ; LT Doro- 
thy R. Shaffer, NC. USN. from USNH, 
Yokosuka, Japan; LTJG Helen R. LaFev- 
ers, NC, USNR, from USN1I. St. Albans, 
L.I., N.Y. , LCDR Howard S. Browne, MC, 
USN. from NAF, London, England; CAPT 
Joseph M. Coppoletta. MC, USN, from 
\av forces Eastern Atlantic and Med HD- 
( )TRS Support Activities, Naples, Italy; LI 
Vila J. Hovis, NC, USN. from NAS Pa- 
tuxent River, Md. ^ 

Enlisted i>ersonncI reporting were: UN's 
Ross L. Johnson, Samuel L. Crawford, Gearv 
F. Woods, George Harrison, Dennis R Win- 
frey, Virgil R. Smith, all from HCS, San 
Diego; Charles F. Wienpers, HM3, Earl J. 
Dellengcr, HN. Carl E. Crauthers, I IN, Jack 
Morse, IIM3, all from USNII, Corona: An- 
drew W Nebergall. MM3, from MCRD, 
San Diego; EldrccI Moyle, II M3, from Third 
MarDiv; Juanita Volve. HN, from HCS, 
Bainbridgc, Md. ; Gary P. Honstein, DT3, 
from Mare Island. 

Lynn M. Burton, HMC, Barbara A. 
Miller, IIN, Richard L. Ilortliorn. II N, 
Lawrence L. Green, IIN, all from USNII, 
San Diego; Jon IV Rising, HN, from Nav- 
MedSch, Bethesda, Md.; Eugene E. Lucas. 
HMI. from USNII, Portsmouth, Va. ; Mar- 
garet A Fisher. HN. from HCS. Bainbridgc, 
Md. ; Leon Jorden. HN, from NNMC, 
Bethesda, Md. ; Robert L. Sellers USNRTC, 
San Diego; Edward Chadwick. II X, from 
USNII, Bremerton; Alfred VV. Dnlby, II. M3, 

Crafts To Be Taught 
At Hobby Shop 

Mr A. G. Currier, on Instructor at 
Oakland Adult High School, will 
teach crafts to hospital hobbyists ev- 
ery Thursday from 1900 to 2200 at the 
hospital Hobby Shop in Bldg. 26B. 

He will teach sculpture, ceramics, 
mosaic, jewelry, enameling and silk 

A registration fee of $3, covering 
the cost of some of the materials to 
be used, Is required. 

r J'OtowslL 

from USS THETIS BAY; Carolyn 1. 
Clark, HN, from L'SNII, Bethesda; Robert 
W. Rigdon, HN, from USNRTC, San Di- 
ego; Kurt K. Kalleberg, IIN. from NNMC, 
Bethesda, Md. 

Officers detached were: CAPT J. M. Mur- 
phy, MC, USN, to Marine Corps Recruit 
Depot, San Diego; LTJG Ardis J. Bruce, 
NC, USNR, to Marine Corps Air Station, 
Cherry Point, N.C ; LCDR R. R. Gillespy, 
MC, USN, to USNH, Corpus Christi. Tex.; 
LTJG Donna F, Ednie. NC. USNR, to 
NAD, Hawthorne, Nev. ; LT Albert F. Kal- 
man, MC, USNR, to inactive duty. 

Enlisted personnel detached were: Lynn I. 
Wilcox, HMC, to USS VEGA (AF-59) ; 
Ronald L. Watson, to NavScol AvMed. Pen- 
sacola, Fla.; Keith W. Hunt, IIN, to USS 
NEPTUNE (ARC-2); “R" “L” Peters, 
SHI, to NSC. Oakland: Stanley A. Clark, 
II M3 and II N s Anthony M. Leone, Rob- 
ert N. Hilla, Edsel V . Yaxley, all to USNS, 
T. I. ; UN's Bradley G. Coin, Charles G. 
X ester, Thomas P \cikirk, all to NAS. Mof- 
fett Field; UN's Donald L. Tusi, Albert C. 
Speier, Stephen W. Priggc, James M. Frv, 
all to NSC. Oakland; UN's Domingo g. 
Salazar, William E. Pillow, John Fosco, all 
to US NS, San Francisco; Arthur E. Cato, 
HMI, to ( amp Pendleton, Calif. ; 1 1 N s Earl 
Muldrow, Neal D. Grcve, to Third MarDiv; 
UN's James M. Laplant, Earl D. Newton, 
to First MarDiv; Richard Baker, DT2, to 
inactive duty. 

Pay Schedule 

Tuesday, 1 October Officers and staff-en- 
listed personnel. 

Friday, 4 October All pat lent -enlisted per 

Tuesday, 15 October Officer and staff 
enlisted personnel. 

Friday. 18 October All patient enlisted 


Friday, 1 November — Officer and staff- 
enlisted personnel. 

Tuesday, 5 November All patient-enlisted 


Friday, 15 November — Officer and Maff- 
en listed personnel. 

Wednesday, 20 November All patient- 
enlisted personnel. 

'O' Wives To Hear Customs Official; 
Hold Fashion Show On 8 November 

Want to go abroad? Custom and 
Immigration Laws will be the pro- 
gram for the second meeting of the 
Oak Knoll Officers Wives’ Club to be 
held on Wednesday, 9 October. The 
business luncheon will begin at 1230. 

A US. Customs official from San 
Francisco will be the guest speaker. 
He will discuss what can be brought 
into the United States from foreign 
countries plus many other topics we 
are sure will be of interest to all offi- 
cers’ wives expecting overseas duty. 

Wives of officers in the OB-GYN 
and Pediatric Departments are host- 
esses for the afternoon’s activities 
with Mrs. R. W. Tandy as general 
chairman. Mrs. B D Lewis and Mrs 
T. A. Daane are in chaxge of decora- 
tions and Mrs. Milton Kurzrok is in 
charge of food. 

Baby sitters will be available in the 
Club Nursery. 

Cal Students Ask 
Patients To Attend 
Bear Home Games 

The Associated Students of the 
University of California have invited 
35 patients to attend all of Cal’s 
home games during the coming sea- 

Interested patients should contact 
Special Services on Mondays-Thurs- 
days during game week. If any va- 
cancies are left, staff members may 
sign up on Fridays. No actual tickets 
are available for the games as erron- 
eously stated in the last Oak Leaf. 

A bus will leave on game Saturdays 
at noon from the Community Service 
Building except on Saturday, 5 Oct., 
when the departure time will be 1130. 

Dress blues will be worn to the 

J'DotbalL SdfisididsL 

5 October — Michigan State 
12 October — Navy 
19 October — Southern Cal 
9 November — Oregon State 
16 November — Washington 

Watch for the opening of 
Navy Exchange Toyland on 
7 October! 

evrouna. me world in 80 Days” m 
fashion is what the Officers’ Wive# 
will show their husbands on the eve- 
ning of 8 November 
Reserve that night for dinner ai 
the? Officers’ Club 
The party will begin at 1800- 
Show time is 2030. 

Reservations may be made, before 
5 November, with Mrs. R. W. Tand 
Ext. 584. Dinner and show ticke 
$2.00 per person; Show tickets $1.00 
If you wish to sit with your frien 
tables seating 8 people may be re- 

Door prizes will be given, and « 
piece of fur will go to the lucki 

Miss Eley To Attend 
Recreation Confab 

Miss Winifrid Eley, Oak KnoE» 
Red Cross Recreation Supervisor, w 
attend the 39th National Recrea 
Congress to be held in Long Bea 
next week and on Monday will par- 
ticipate in a hospital recreation ses- 
sion on ’ The Therapeutic Commu- 

The following day she will partici-i. 
pate in sessions on “Hospital Recrea- 
tion Volunteers — Training and Su- 
pervision” and “Seasonal Themes for 
the 111 and Handicapped.” 

Thousands of delegates from th 
United States and other countries 
will attend the Congress, wiiich 
sponsored by Federal, state and local 
recreation organizations. 

Tours of Southern California recre- 
ation facilities and a visit to the Na 
Hospital ship. “HAVEN” at 
Beach are included in the pr 
for the weeklong Congress. 


Vave To Study Nursing 
Ki Colorado University 

(Continued from Page 1) 
fter a battery of examinations, pi' 
ersonnl Interviews and recommei 
at ions. 

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. | 

eorge Hess of 4918 Lancaster Avevj 
hiladelphia, Pa., and graduated | 
om St. Mary’s High School, WlMf 
iimsport. Pa., before joining 
avy in 1954. 

Hess arrived at Oak Knoll in JaD-. 
iry, 1956. for training as an Operat- 
ig Room technician and remained: 
i duty in surgery since completion | 
’ her training. 

page Three 


PEOPLE are wondering If 3 

nisbursing’s Irma Nightingale can J 
Sng_if she and an HN named Har- >1 

old Hummingbird have ever met . . 

if anyone will think on 12 October of 
that greatest sailor of them all 
Slow named Christopher Columbus. I 
who discovered us the day— 465 years 
Thev’re wondering how many 
hundreds of' orchfds there were inthe 

dozens of leis the USS HANCOCK 
te,v sent our patients-mlghty fine 
“left-overs” from their homecoming 
navtv if anyone will come to work | 

£ hour early Monday . • who 
Sought UP the one about the young 

|mL who went to a Chinese restaur- 

_j. oDened her fortune cookie and ^ t/t&M BBT* "^Bfr " ^^T rnllIW | for the tea table. Japanese 

read. “You are about to develop Asian of crepe paper and fresh flowers fo ^ e ^ b ^ courtyard at the Officers’ Club into 

. . how LCDR H. S Brownest., from (|u , |rees and hostesses were Japanese kimonos-lransforTn g ^ u welcom e wives of 

rom Naval Faclhty ’ .^"trom^S ;,n »riental tea garden for the Officers' W'ves first «»ia ev^ t Mesdames H . A. Jenkins. D. L. McCord. 
and.andLT^yS^White fromUS - ^ , n (he photo left Mrs D M Senbner pou hostesses . ineluding nev 


and. and LT Roy S. White, from US- Te photo at .efi; Mrs. D. M. Scribner pours whUe ^“. including newly elected officers 

tlH. Jacksonville. Fla happened to debush and F j Weddell enjoy a cup of tea. At ns* B j Q Owsley, N. G. Lewis. G. E. Stahl, bac 
.port to the CO simultaneously . . J In the front row. left to right, are Mesdames AXBealt c . Houghton. 

. P v local deer mowed down dozens Scribner . H A . Jenkins, D. L. McCord, L. T. Moorman. C. C. Welch, 

■ gladioli when they might just as _ • .. 'w-m * — 

well have pruned the poison oak . . RADM RllSSell Will 

what will become of the beautiful 
iuP ilngs (and personnel) at USNH. 

- jrona, scheduled to close next 
* month . . • how Claire Martini knew 
Chet’s Boy would win at Del Mar ... 

Marvin Gerber (as of Tuesday) is a 
licensed pilot, having put in 40 hours 
Allying time and passed the required 
examinations -at Buchanan Field near 
Concord. LTJG Ruth Walters' hobbies 
are target shooting , hunting, fishing, j 
model' building, fly tying, breeding 
Kerry Blue terriers , photography, and 
parade and dressage horse activities 
■iis last, according to Webster, is 
guiding a mount through a set of ma- 
il neuvers without perceptible use of 

Command 12ND 

Command of the Naval shore es- 
tablishment in Northern California, 
Nevada and Utah changed hands last 
Tuesday when RADM George L. Rus- 
j sell succeeded RADM John R. Red- j 
man as Commandant of the Twelfth j 
Naval District. Change of coqnmand 
ceremonies were held at Treasure 

Admiral Russell comes to thejhs- | j 
trict after serving 2M> years as ^ 
uty Chief of Naval Operation^ ior 
Administration in the Navy Depart- 1 
ment. He is a graduate of the Naval 
Academy, Class of 1921; in 1931 re- 
Before his transfer to the Third Qgjved a Bachelor of Laws Degiee 

hands, reins, legs, etc.). But she’s not 
satisfied — wants to take up skin diving 

Spangler, NC, 

Marine Division. Earl Muldrow. HN, f rom George Washington University, 

was presented a Letter of Commen- . and s j nce has divided his time be- before ^parting for her new duty 
dation for his performance of duty t ween the submarine service and the s j a ^ on usNH, Portsmouth, Va., 
. CONGRATULATIONS to ENS in the Dependents Clinic. “A our office of the Judge Advocate Gen- receiyed a Letter of Commendation 

Joan Shaw. NC. now a JG, and LT work in the clinic with military, ci- eral for her outstanding service to the 

William G. Lehmann, DC. promoted vilian, and dependent personnel. He was j udge Advocate General Center at Qak Kno „ 

to LCDR while maintaining a cheerful and froml948 .52; from 1953-55 was Corn- 

businesslike attitude, was of great manc ier, Submarine Force, Pacific 


retiring Commandant and 

J* LIFE BEGAN on 14 September for va | ue to the department. Your out- 

Charles Matthew Axworthy. 8 lb. 13 standing performance of duty re- AI1C 1CV111116 

oz. son of Charles Axworthy. HM1, fleets credit upon yourself, this com- jy[ rs .Redman will reside in Parkmer 
and Joan Smejkal Axworthy, both mand ant i the Naval Service. . _ 

former staffers ... on 22 September 
for Michael David Willcutts, 1 lb. 12 

ced, San Francisco. 

Bethesda to Install 

oz. son of LT M. I). Willcutts, Jr., and 
wife Alice Jane ... on the 22nd for . . p 

Debora Lynn (4 lb. PVi oz.) and Cath- /\ | Q 111 I C IxGQClOl 
* erine Ann Dunkel (6 lb. l'/l oz.) twin 
'daughters of Donald Dunkel, HM3, of 
Special Services, and wife Joanne. 

Washington — The Navy’s second 
atomic reactor in this area soon will 
be installed at the National Naval 
OAKNOLLUMNI: LT H. E. Daniel, Medical Center, Bethesda. Md. 

MSC. Medical Stores Officer of the 
USS POLLUX (“The Macy’s of the 
Pacific”) reports that foam rubber 
mattresses have been installed in 
corpsmen’s de luxe quarters, but re- 
versibly tables for four in the ship’s 
mess are “the most” — one side for 
eating, the other for acey deucy and 
checkers ... MSC’s Clyde O. Wim- 
berly Is now a LT and Head. Person- 
nel Actions Section, Medical Corps 
Branch, BuMed . . . LCDR’s David 
and Edna Mae Stutler are stopping 
in the Bay Area en route to new 
assignments on Guam. 

The new reactor will be operated 
by selected staff medical officers and 
radiation scientists of the hospital. 

Both the nuclear equipment and 
the building housing it are slated to 
be completed by 1 Oct. Total cost will 
be about $125,000. 

To be used in the treatment of 
certain diseases and for medical re- 1 
search, the reactor will manufacture done ” 
radioactive isotopes. Similar equip- 
ment was installed at the Naval Re- 
search Laboratory here early this 
year. (AFPS) 

“As a nurse assigned to the Donor 
Center and later as Officer in Charge 
of that department, you have shown 
outstanding ability and devotion to 
duty. Your ingenuity and resource- 
fulness. particularly when this hos- 
pital was designated by the Bureau 
of Medicine and Surgery to conduct 
a one-year trial using plastic bags 
for storage and administration of 
human whole blood, were highly 

CAPT Canty, Staff Go 
To Olympia For Meet 

Arthur E. Cato, HM1, before his 
transfer to the Third Marine Division 
on 16 Sept., was presented a Letter 
of Commendation for a job “well 
in the Equipment Section of 

The path of civilization is paved 
with tin cans. 


Alcohol — A liquid good for pre- 
serving almost everything except 

CAPT T. J. Canty, Chief of the 
Amputee Service. Charles C. Asbelle, 
Rehabilitation Specialist, and five 
amputees will go to Olympia, Wash- 
ington, next week to present an ex- 
hibit and demonstration of Navy- 
made artificial limbs in the state 

„ „ L11 | capital on 3 and 4 October. 

the Finance Division. “Your affabil- , .. . . A ^ 

■tv. high degree of leadership, good The exhibit is to be a part of the 
judgment in the disposing of exeess Annual meeting of Governor Rosel- 
propertv and equipment at the hos- llnl ’ s Committee on Employment of 
pilal have been a definite asset to this * he Physically Handicapped 
command, and your cooperation, en- Amputees who will make the trip 
ergy and loyalty have reflected credit are Corbit Ray, Albert Wenger. Jack 
upon yourself, this hospital and the Bates, David Tanzman, and Gene R. 
Naval Service.” Helmuth. 

Page Four 


Friday, 27 September. 1 957 

W ■ • I B . Friday, 2 7 Septe 

Helltoppers Down Marines 35-0, NAS Oakland 41-14 

Show Strong Running, 
Good Passing Attack 

The Oak Knoll Hilltoppers Issued 
a strong warning to other members 
of the 12ND "B” Football League by 
trouncing the San Francisco Marines, 
and NAS, Oakland, by "creditable" 
mai gins of 35-0 and 41-14, in two pre- 
season games. 

They were to journey to Port Chi- 
cago yesterday to open the regular 

In the first game against the Ma- 
rines. Oak Knoll wasted little time in 
showing its superiority. QB Bill 
Brown passed to End Russ Bates at 
the Marine 20, and Halfback Bob 
Johnson went the remaining distance 
m one carry. Brown passed to Tolivar 
for the PAT. Bates scored the second 
TD on a pass from Brown. PAT was 

The Knollites struck quickly again, 
as Halfback Herman Perkins inter- 
cepted a pass on the 35 and returned 
it to the opponents’ 2 before being 
stopped. Halfback Jimmy Mauldin 
then scored and the PAT was good 
on a pass from Jerry Honstein to 

Oak Knoll scored their fourth 
touchdown of the afternoon when 
Nat Tolivar ran 37 yards on an end 
around. Brown passed to Bates for 
the extra point. 

Second Half 

Mustering their first offensive 
punch of the game, the Marines ran 
and passed their way to Oak Knoll’s 
3 before the drive fizzled. Halfback 
Dave Alba, then “shocked” the Ma- 
rine defenses as he dashed 77 yards in 
a beautiful display of open field run- 
ning for the final touchdown of the 
afternoon. Bob Johnson bulled across 
for the extra point and Oak Knoll 
wrapped up its first victory of the 

Confusion reigned 

SSL K ™ l, : ! 3 ='° 

r,„siv, back Herman Perkins tackled tl.e Marine ball carrier. allowing Jim Dnff beh^d caS’eri m „ab T IT 
in mid-air. Before Huff l.nori , 6 Demna earner) to grab a fumble 

in mid-air. Before Duff could head for the opponent’s goal, Jim Thomas and Ed Woje^ki 

the pile and flattened DnffF otimr <i J - 1 in white) crashed into 

referee? f,aUenCtl DUff ° ther Kno,,it * s in th <* picture are Nat Tolivar (on ground) and Chief Ha^McCl^' 

Victory Over NAS 

In the second victory, Bill Brown’s 
passing and the "one-man gang” 
running of Herman Perkins proved 
to be more than enough as the Hill- 
toppers ran roughshod over their 

The first tally came after a 15 
yard penalty to NAS’s 15-yard line. 
Brown then passed to End Russ 
Bates, who made a beautiful over- 
the-shoulder catch, in the end zone. 
Alba slipped into the end zone for 
the extra point. 

Oakland came roaring back to tie 
the score at 7-7, at Hugh Cochran 
scrambled to the 4 before being 
brought down from behind. On the 
next play he plunged over and the 
extra point was good. 

Herman Perkins aided by a good 
block from Bates, quickly unknotted 
the tie with a 55-yard jaunt into pay- 
dirt. The extra point was good. 

After an exchange of fumbles. Per- 
kins went to work once again by 
picking up thirty yards in two car- 
ries. He added 32-yards more for the 
touchdown. Brown passed to Bates 
for the PAT. 

Tigers Take First 
In Men's Bowling 

The second week of bowling it, 
the Men’s Handicap League saw the 
league-leading Jawbreakers suffer 
three straight defeats from the 
Tigers, who moved into first place. 
The Jawbreakers dropped into a tie 
for third with the Night Riders. 

In other games, the Kebobs took, 
second by winning two from the 8- 
Balls, and the Night Riders, aveng 
ing three losses on a forfeit, swept 
three from the Hookers. 

The Kebobs continued their heavy 
hitting by rolling 710. 830, and 827 
games for a 2.367 scratch scries. 
Darwin Moorehouse of the 8-Balls 1 
rolled a 553 series, the highest in the v i 
league, and Jim Kellner of the Ke-' 
bobs rolled a 501. 

■ i 

Photographer Carl Stevenson catches End Russ Bates snaring a pass — 
good for Oak Knoll’s first touchdown — in the team’s 41-14 conquest of NAS, 
Oakland, in the last of the Hilltoppers’ preseason games. Despite what the 
picture shows, Bates was in the end zone when he caught the pass from 
QB Bill Brown. 


arm and hit Tolivar, who made his 
way to the three. Jerry Honstein 

flipped a short pass to the one, good 
for the first down, and Jimmy Maul- 
din scored on the following play. The 
PAT failed. 

In the fourth quarter, NAS re- 
turned to life for a few moments and 
scored on a 20-yard dash by Ed Ney- 
land. The PAT was good. But they 
were finished for the rest of the 

After Oak Knoll’s next drive was 
stopped. Bates punted to the 10 
to give NAS possession. He then 
pounced on a fumble and one play 
later Jimmy Mauldin scored on an 
end sweep. Tolivar got the extra 
point on an end-around. 

Chuck Hanna, recently recovered 
from an operation, Jim Thomas, and 
Bates sparked the defense. 

Men, Women, Bowlers 
Needed for 12ND Loop 

Tonight, 27 September 
STOWAWAY G1RI. — Trevor Howard, 

Elsa Martinelli. The simple ti.tlc gives t:(* 
away the simple plot. Also ONE Ot’ACK j 
MIND (one reel color cartoon). 

Saturday. 28 September 


Holden. Lloyd Nolan. Holden will break; 

Men and women bowlers, inter- 
ested in competing in the 1957 12ND 
District Bowling starting on 14 Oct. 
should contact Don Chandler, hospi- 
tal athletic director, at Ext. 593. 

The roster must be completed be- 
fore going to the district, and inter- 
ested players are asked to sign up 

This year an attempt will be made 
to use the home alleys for 12ND com- 

Oak Knoll To Sponsor 
Boxing, Wrestling 

Second Half 

Receiving the kickoff, the Hilltop- 
pers drove to midfield before Brown 
passed to Tolivar, who took the ball 
on the 30, and weaved his way into 
the end zone. Bates scored the PAT 
on an end around. 

After stopping the Oaklanders cold 
once again, Brown unlimbered his 

Forms Are to Be Sent 
To Special Services 

Staff members with children (ages 
six months to 10 years), should send 
their names on the forms already 
distributed to Special Services before 
10 Oct. so they will be eligible to at- 
tend the Children’s Christmas Party 
on Thursday, 23 Dec. 

Oak Knoll will field boxing and 
wrestling teams for the first time in 
several years when the boxers (still 
to be recruited) travel to Fallon, Nev., 
on 14 Nov. for their first match. 

The boxing team will fight in ten 
smokers and in the 12ND finals at 
Treasure Island. The grapplers will 
groan through six matches and will 
also compete in 12ND finals. 

Interested personnel should con- 
tact Don Chandler at Ext. 593. 

the sound harrier and increase his income’ 

Sunday, 29 September 

DOMINO KID — Ron. Calhoun, Kristine 
Milieu Kristine has won 2.000 consecutive 
games of domihoes from Rory.. Will he >d 
break the streak' Also STAGE DOOR 
two onc-reel cartoons. 

Monday, 30 September 

CANYON R IYER — George Montgomery 
George i> a very mediocre cowboy. He 
doesn’t sing and talks more than In tight 
Tuesday, 1 October 

WAYWARD DUS — Jayne Mansfield. 

Dailey. A better title would be the way| 
ward bust. 

Wednesday, 2 October 

FULL OF LIFE — Richard Conte. Jud| 
Holliday. Very tunny - 

Thursday. 3 October 

Graves. Mala Powers. Viewers will cnjdj 
a speedy death or die slowly from Ik 
dom. Also two one- reel color cartoons 

Friday, 4 October 

Wallace. This may be the tint good ruof^ 
that Cornel has ever made, but don't bet oflj 
it. Also PARLE/ VOCS WOO, a 
reel color cartoon, 

Saturday, 5 October 

i.!' Now what would a coward want 
a gun in a western unless he was 
ID lnnwir I f-1 won’t - do«^J 
have the courage. 


Do not unto other as you would 

that they should do unto you. Th< 
tastes may not be the same. 



Friday, 11 October, 1957 

Vol. 19, No. 21 


CApF C anty Cited For Aid to Handicapped 

National Award Given 
For Rehab Work 

Justin Johnson, Chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Employment 
cf the Physically Handicapped and member of the President’s Committee, 
iresents Captain Thomas J. Canty a national citation. Looking on, at left, 
is Judge C. Stanley Wood, Chairman of the Alameda County Committee 
for Employment of the Physically Handicapped, and at right, Henry Blohm, 
, president of the American Legion Service Club, before which the presenta- 
m was made* 

"Operation Duck Hunt" Planned 
For 30 Knollites on 1 November 

'Friday, 1 November, has been set as 
the date for ‘’Operation Duck Hunt” 
for 25 Oak Knoll patients and five at- 
tendants who will go to Williams, 
Calif., on that date as guests of the 
Oakland Rod and Gun Club. 

The campaign will start on Thurs- 
day. 31 Oct., when a bus leaves fi'om 

Special Services at 1300. The group 
will return on Friday night. 

The club will furnish the guns, 
lodging for the night, and will be 
hosts at a barbecue following the 
shoot. Patients will have to buy their 
own hunting licenses and obtain their 
special liberty cards. 

CAPT Thomas J. Canty, Chief of 
the Amputee Service, was cited this 
week for his contributions in the field 
of employment of the physically 

Before a Monday luncheon meeting 
of the American Legion Service Club 
at Milani’s Restaurant, Justin John- 
son, aircraft company executive and 
chairman of Governor Knight’s Com- 
mittee for Employment of the Handi- 
capped and member of the President’s 
Committee, made the presentation. 

In presenting the national award, 
signed by Melvin J. Maas, Chairman 
of the President’s Committee, Mr. 
Johnson pointed out that Dr. Canty 
has originated 28 improvements in 
the manufacture and fitting of arti- 
ficial limbs. He has performed more 
than 7,000 successful amputations and 
directed the rehabilitation of each 

Judge C. Stanley Wood, chairman 
of the Alameda County Committee 
for Employment of the Physically 
Handicapped, was chairman for the 
meeting, and Henry Blohm, service 
club president, presided. 

The Commanding Officer and Ex- 
ecutive Officer were among the hon- 
ored guests at the meeting. 

Wives and LT Murphy 
Plan Tots' Nursery 

Cribs, hobbyhorses, play pens have 
become the No. 1 interest — at a rather 
advanced age — for LT John S. Mur- 
phy, Assistant Administrative Officer, 
since he is heading a drive to collect 
such items to establish a nursery at 
Oak Knoll for outpatients and chil- 
dren of visitors. 

GUN, USMC, has liked to hunt since 
he was big enough to use a toy bow 
and arrow. Now 20, he doesn’t mind 
admitting that — like his father and 
grandfather — he was well named. 
The husky Marine, who definitely 
does Know His Gun. is from the Crow 
Agency near Hardin, Mont., and more 
recently from Camp Pendleton. Here 
he polishes up the Special Services 
shotgun he’ll use on the hunting trip 
planned for patients at the end of 
this month. 

Outstanding Rating 

Benjamin E. Nelson, Oak Knoll’s 
fire chief, has received an outstanding 
performance rating for the past year. 

The nursery, to be run by the 
Berkeley Navy Wives Club for a 
small fee, will be in the after section 
of the Pediatrics Clinic (Ward 77A), 
and will be opened sometime this 

Donors should send the equipment 
to Mr. Murphy or to Security. Repairs 
will be made if any of the items are 

Crafts Taught Weekly 
At Knoll Hobby Shop 

A BOOST FOR THE UNITED CRUSADE: Admiral Owsley presents the 
first contribution for the local fund drive to CAPT J. D. Walters, drive chair- 
man. Solicitors in all departments distributed envelopes to members of the 
staff this week, and all are asked to give at their earliest convenience. En- 
velopes should be returned to the solicitors who distributed them, and all 
^mounts given will be kept confidential. 

Potential Picassos are reminded 
that crafts are taught every Thursday 
from 1900-2200 at the Hobby Shop by 
A. G. Currier, an instructor at Oak- 
land Adult High School. 

Crafts taught are sculpturing, ce- 
ramics, mosaics, jewelry, enameling, 
and silk screening. 

CO Asks All Hands 

To Support Crusade 

All hands are asked to give and 
give generously to the United Bay 
Area Crusade, which is now in prog - 
ress and will continue through the 
month of October . 

No goal has been set, and giving 
is strictly voluntary, but I feel that 
the crusade, which supports 256 
health, welfare, and youth agencies 
in our area, is a cause to which we 
should give as much as we can pos- 
sibly afford . The problems those 
agencies solve for ihousatids of oth- 
ers may not touch us now, but the 
Crusade is like insurance against 
sickness, disaster, and the many 
problems that develop unexpectedly 
even in the best-run families . 

We cannot afford not to support 
this crusade . It is the one big give 
of the year, and I hope civilian and 
military personnel at Oak Knoll will 
do their best in this as they have i 
all the other projects we have un 
dertaken together . 



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U. s. Naval I Inspital, Oakland, Calilorni 

CAPT Ki',?'lM W8 iC V U^S’ V SNl Commanding Officer. 

CHK Melvin P.' H^ber^M SC ' USN \d N -’ ?*««u«ive Officer. 

Editor: Ch ristopher E? Eckl , JoIn! Adm,nis « r »‘ i vc Officer. 

BditorioJ Adv fs er*: °D o r o th T l> o mp *o n ^ ° ^ MC - VSN. 

"The Oak^'oi'f’^s En^»^^i -< iler" l Lrbrl?rh!n! 

EESS * no cos ‘ to ,hc Covcrn * 

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Vol. 19 

Friday, 11 October, 1957 

No. 21 

Up in New England they tell the story about the two sailors who had both 
done thirty, were finally mustered out, and bought a bar room along the 
coast. After they d been there a few days, customers began coming along, 
but always found the place locked Finally, one day a whole crowd gathered 
outside, and began to bang on the windows. One of the sailors stuck his 
head out and asked what was wrong. “That’s what we want to know,” they 
said. "What’s wrong? When are you going to open up?” “Open up!” the 
old salt yelled. ‘‘We bought this place for ourselves!” 

Your money is yours to spend as you wish, of course, so long as you are 
handling your obligations at home, or whatever they may be. On the other 
hand, it’s a foolish man who liquidates every penny he has, just to prove 
he can do it. A man can enjoy just so much. After a certain drink he’s 
merely wasting money, and it’s at just about the same point that he’s 
becoming less a man. No matter how cheap liquor is in any tavern you 
happen to stop, you’re still paying too much for a headache that you can 
get a lot cheaper by hitting yourself over the head with a hammer. Makes 
just as much sense too. 

LCDR JOHN L. WISSING, Catholic Chaplain 

Bottles in the Bushes vs. Cash in Kitty 

Bottles in the bushes, or cash in the kitty? Which will it be? Coca-Cola 
and Pepsi-Cola drinkers make this choice when they litter the landscape OR 
carry their empties back to the cases. 

This problem, once a molehill, has turned into a mountain, and those 
who pause to think about it do not find it refreshing. 

Mr. A. L. Smedberg, Navy Exchange manager, and the men who service 
the soft drink machines, have come forth with some shocking statistics on 
the subject: 

An average of 200 cases of bottles land in wastebaskets, on the grass, in 
the shrubbery, and eventually in the Dempster Dumpsters EVERY MONTH. 
Empties are worth 50 cents a case; hence a loss of $100— not to the store 
alone: for this represents profit that would normally go to Special Services 
for recreation activities for both patients and staff. IN ONE YEAR— $1200. 
All to the man who empties the dumpster and is more than willing to make 
the small effort we didn’t choose to make. 

UJsdcomsL &■ 


Officers reporting for duty were: LT Vic- 
tor M. Holm. MC. USNR, from inactive duty ; 
LCDR Marian Poulter, NC, USN, from 
NAS, Port Lvautey, French Morocco; LT 
Earle R. Wafwick, MSC. USN, from the 
University of California; LT Mary M. Tran* 
tham, NC, USN, from USNH, Pensacola, 
Fla. ; LT David M. Grove, DC, USN, from 
USNII, Corona. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were: 
Donald Fortnrclli, UN. from NMC, Bethes- 
da. Md. ; David M. Stevens, IIN, from 
MCRD, San Diego; Charles A. Schact, IIN, 
and Wallace C. Fiene, MM3, from NTC, San 
Diego; UN’s Richard W. Castello, Michael 
Dubrow, Ralph Smith, Richard M. Waldo, all 
from IICS, San Diego. 

Officers detached were: LT Ying, Ilsuch 
chcng, Chinese Navy, to Formosa; CAPT A. 
X. Chaffin, MC, USN. to NavBase Norfolk 
as OINC, Navy Preventive Med Unit #2 ; 
LT Elgene G. Mainous, DC. USN, to USS 

Enlisted personnel detached were : Law- 
rence P. Yore. IIN, to Camp Pendleton, 
Calif. ; Richard Dilbcrtan, IIN, to USNIT, 
Guam; Robert E. Gooch, IIM1, to USS AL* 
BATROSS at Key West, Fla. 

Wrestlers, Boxers Set 
For Season Openers 

The great man learns only what he 
ants to learn; the mediocre man 
arns what others think he should 
am. — Moore. 

The hospital wrestling team will 
open its season on 1 1 Dec. at Alameda, 
marking the rebirth of wrestling at 
Oak Knoll. The team is coached by 
Ted Riddle. 

Members of the team are Keith 
Conley. John Honstein, Dick Barnes, 
Jim Duff, William Wagner, Jim 
Thomas, Les Easley and Charles 
Schact, who was Wyoming state 
champion in the 145 lb. class while 
in high school. 

The boxing team’s first match will 
be held at NAD, Fallon, Nev., on 13 
Nov. Interested personnel should con- 
tact Don Chandler at Ext. 593. 

Pay Schedule 

Tuesday, 15 October — Officer and staff- 
enlisted personnel. 

Friday, 18 October — All patient -enlisted 

Friday, 1 November — Officer and staff* 
enlisted personnel. 

Tuesday, 5 November — All patient-enlisted 

Five Oak Kn °ll hospitalmen and one fireman were presented thin Gen 
eral Education Development certificates (the equivalent of a hrth 

pi mg a five-part test given by the Information and Education Service, 
pi h r « i ef V° r ' Kht) Kenneth D Slagle, FN. and UN’s John D. McN ir 
Borque ’ JamCS C ’ Fer ? uson - J«hn « Collado and James 3 

“I am not only witty in myself,” 
says Sir John Falstaff with a charac- 
teristic lack of modesty, "but the 
cause that wit is in other men.” This 
wonderful quality, so rarely seen to- 
day. reached its height in the men 
and women who peopled the literary 
scene during the turbulent days of 
the ’twenties and early ’thirties. In 
her book, written several years ago, 
Margaret Case Harriman brought 
them all together, lovingly, but with 
no barbs pulled. They are all there. 
Dorothy Parker was writing her best 
verse and short stories like THE BIG 
BLONDE; Harold Ross was father- 
ing THE NEW YORKER; Franklin 
P. Adams and Robert Benchley were 
tossing quips back and forth, and 
their funmaking flourished. But for 
all the lightness of touch, they were 
an earnest group of artists and their 
ideals and accomplishments shaped 
the course of American literature and 
drama for more than a decade. Of all 
the stars that brightened the firma- 
ment during those dazzling days, one 
of the brightest was Charles MacAr- 
thur. His biographer, Ben Hecht. says 
of him: "He was a Roman candle of 
a man who lit up the skies of the 
twenties and thirties. He died in 1956. 
still aglow.” He was the husband of 
Helen Hayes, which might be glory 
enough for any man, but he was a 
great man in his own right, and the 
book CHARLIE is a book of witty and 
glamorous history. It is also the story 
of a ipan’s soul. 

In our last column, we mentioned 
briefly the novel of Nevil Shute ON 
THE BEACH. It is a curiously com- 
pelling book, and with your permis- 
sion, we would like to mention it 
again. It is a book, written quite sim- 
ply about ordinary people who are 
waiting to die. Quite effortlessly, Mr. 
Shute tells his story in a book of 
mounting suspense, which for sheer 
terror has no equal. The book has 
been likened to Orwell’s 1984. and 
there is some resemblance. It is the 
story of nine months in the lives of 
a group of people near Melbourne, 
who know that at the end of that 
time, the aftermath of an atomic war 
shall have wiped all life from the face 
of the earth. A horrifying book, but 
we defy you to put it down unfinished 

Before being transferred to th*'; 
Field Medical Service School at Cairpl' 
Pendleton, Lawrence P. Yore, IIN, 
was presented a Letter of Commen-I 
dation by Wmiral Owsley. “In your 
work as an assistant to the Agent 
C -shier you have given uns'intingiy*' 
of your time over and a^ove the nor 
mal working hours. This, along witi. ' 
your ability to assist in the many ;; 

complex operations of this depart-) 

ment and to meet the public in a 
cheerful and businesslike mam 
reflect a high standard cf efficiency.' 
the letter said in part. 


Tonight. 1 1 October 

JEANNE EAGLES — Kim Novak; lei 
Chandler. Magnificent, stupendous, c< 
sal, cast of thousands, in short nothing! 

Saturday. 12 October 
THE LAST HUNT — Stewart Gram 
Robert Taylor. Hollywood has done it. 8 
only ten cents you can see the two w< 
actors trying to out do each other. 

Sunday, 13 October 
SLIM CARTER — Jock Mahoney. JvUe 
Adams. The pickings will be mighty ship. 

Monday, 14 October 

Egan, Rita Moreno. A better than averi| 

Tuesday, 15 October 

THE DEERSLAYER — Lex Barker, Riu 
Moreno. “Tarzan"' in buck 'kins. Two out 
reel cartoons - BIRD SYMPHONY 

Wednesday, 16 October 
ger, Ava Gardner. Stewart love** Ava. St< 
art and Ava have serious problems. Stew - 
and Ava clinch as movie ends. 

Thursday, 17 October 
PAWNEE r G orge Montgomery, Lola A1 
bright. A prote-t has* been >cnt to 
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 
Hollywood Indians. Two one-recler* 

Friday, 18 October 

Third in the series of the adventures oi 
British doctor. Sometimes very funny. 

Saturday, 19 October 
ward, Eddie Albert. The life of I.jlH 
Roth, her rise to fame and wealth md 
fall. Excellent Rating. 

fr-^" 11 October. 1957 


Page Three 


Mrs. Persis A. Stanley 

“THE SIMPLE THINGS in life are 
what count”— words uttered by some 
long-forgotten, homespun philoso- 
pher are now being reflected in ev- 
eryday life by the machine-age man. 

The simple things — soap, tacks, 
tape, traps, paper clips — are used 
daily by man. who takes them all for 
granted. But an intellectual revolu- 
tion at Oak Knoll, aided by the requi- 
sition list, has changed matters. Man 
has to ponder over these simple items. 

Scotch tape has become GF7510- 
273-9836 TAPE, Cellulose, “Scotch” 
1" wide. Because of the list a distinc- 
tion must now be made between 
GF8520-231 -3006, which is SOAP, 
Toilet, Floating, 4-6 oz. per cake and 
GF 7930-231-2998 SOAP, General 1# 

President Eisenhower Urges Employers 
To Hire the Physically Handicapped 

“T here is one basic thing to renu mber good for 

handicapped. Il , Is good business to hu e ,h ‘ m g ’ M „,herwise be rela- 

He Pees,,,,. I, makes „ earner ou, el %°Z s w h„ undersiahd this 

tiveb helpless. I would like /J ’ ZuPPed workers. 

„„d ore helping promote the widespread use ./ hand.capp 

rs. Stanley Bids 
arewell to Knoll 


• Mrs. Persis A. Stanley cleared off 
her desk in the Disbursing Office on 
27 September, cut her farewell cake, 
and retired after 19 % years in Civil 
! service to begin a new chapter in her 
f e story. 

Mrs. Stanley’s “Navy career” began 
f .in 1918 when she was one of 7.000 
•yecmanettes who made up the Wom- 
ens Navy of World War I. At Great 
^ake -5 she met Leslie H. Stanley, 
Chief Storekeeper, who was to be- 
me her husband. On active duty 
ing World V^ar II he held the 

are n ~ .. 

“ Now we must tell others about the value of stiU waiting 

capped because two million American s wi P >’ s j today if they 

to be used. Two million Americans could enter the laoot / 

were properly prepared and equipped to do so. 

*7 all emloyers, therefore, to use the handicapped 

«r,e all workers to accept their handicapped fell out J”"™” our most 
co-workers. In these demanding times the labor fox , ( 5 /,«>»'/ 

proaouo asset. Working shoulder to shoulder ^ free 

and power to America as we seek to promote the strength OJ m 

worldr Dwight D. Eisenhower 

'rank of. CHPCLK. Following his 

death in 1944, Mrs. Stanley joined 

the staff at NAS. Miami, Fla., as a 
traffic clerk, the job- she has held at 

Oak Knoll for the past 12 years. 

Foremost among . Mrs. Stanley’s 
plans for the future is a trip around 
the world by freighter. 

“After that — well,' I want to do 

, 'some painting, brush up on my piano 
| laying, take a few courses at the 
- .University, and maybe work in a 
jlitravel agency.” 

Right now, Mrs. Stanley is enjoying 
life in Mill Valley, where she recently 
purchased a home on a hill with a 
i riew of Mt. Tamalpais. 

Fractured German Kills 
Webster's Dictionary 

English, slightly broken, has long 
since come into its own as the inter- 
national language. But German, to- 

tally fractured, is in vogue with 

personnel of the Air Research and 
Development Command, Baltimore. 

■ An unofficial “English-German 
glossary,” inspired by the German 
fluence in building rockets and 
guided, missiles, contains these 

Guided Missile — Das sientifiker 
• gescfctenwerkes firenkrakker. 

Rocket Engine — Firenschpitter 
mit smoken-und-schnorten. 

Liquid Rocket — Das skwirten ju- 
cenkind firenschpitter. 

Control System: — Das pullenund- 
ballischd* schtargazen peepenglasser 
mit komputerattachen schteeren- 

Control System — Das pullen-und- 
gchoven werke. 

? Warhead — Das laudenboomer. 

Nuclear Warhead — Das earge- 
schplitten laudenboomer. 

Hydrogen Device — Das eargesch- 
plitten laudenboomer mit ein grosse 
holengraund und alles kaput. 

A mouse-hunting expedition re- 
quires the use of GA3740-268-9840 
TRAP, mouse, 3 or 4-way spring be- 
cause GA3740-268-9841 is reserved for 
rats, a larger, more ferocious rodent 
who would be insulted if exterminat- 
ed in a measly mousetrap. 

LTJG T. C. Fox is an intern here, LT 
F. M. Wolfe a second year OB-GYN 


ry J. Kerrigan, MC, now a LCDR; 
LTJG Edwin P. Gramlich, MC, who 
has made LT; and to ENS Ernest A. 
W. Ball, MSC, upon his promotion to 

SIGHTS & SOUNDS . . . Don 
Chandler, athletic director, lamenting 
fact that interest in Oak Knoll’s box- 
ing team seems to be dying — seems 
few people are willing to swap a 
mashed nose for a monogrammed 
jacket . . . Demetrio Sanchez, one of 
the hospital gardeners, returning to Life 
at Happy Knoll after 4 months (and 11 
bullfights) in Spain . . . Gerald Web- 
stir, HM2, proclaiming that he has 
completed his 52nd month at the Knoll 
. . . Workers rejoicing that the World 
Series is over and they can concentrate 
again ... A. L. Smedberg standing in 
line for a 19-cent hamburger at Jerry’s 
. . . James “ Scotty ” Turner of Main- 
tenance enjoying the memories of his 
vacation trip to Western Canada . . . 
Henry Bourdase still saying “biggest 
thing you ever saw” of the six-pointer 
he got up in Modoc . . . Doc Dixon, 
Navy Exchange service station man- 
ager, and John Slingerland. former am- 
putee patient now employed by one of 
the air lines, happily hauling two four- 
point Mule Deer in from C oulterville 
. . . giant Oak Knoll poster, joint effort 
of Pubinfo and ALD craftsmen, home 
from its travels after being seen by 
more than 5 0,000 persons who went 
through recruiting van in which it was 
on display . . . The firehouse holding 
open house Wednesday in honor of hire 
Prevention W eek . . . 

changed in the Chapel on 28 Sept, 
by Virginia Zemoyan of Oak Knoll 
and William T. McCort of RadDef- 
Lab, SF, on 5 October by Gertrude 
Culberson, another local lady, and 
Lyman C. Robinson of Alameda, 
Father Talty officiating at both cere- 

LIFE BEGAN on 25 Sept, for Pa- 
tricia Gail Walker , 7 lb. 13V 2 oz. daugh- 
ter of LT William Walker of EEN1 
and wife Katie . . . on 6 Oct. for Jen- 
nifer Lee Strange, S lb. daughter of LT 
Robert Strange and wife Mildred. 

A Quadruple Amputee For 20 Years, 
Wenger Is Full-Time Instructor Here 

Handicapped? — Albert Wenger, 
prosthetic devices instructor, fits into 
that category, and there’s no question 
about it. But Wenger hasn’t let it get 
him down, and today he is a valued 
employee at Oak Knoll. 

Wenger lost both legs and both arms 
in 1937 as a result of frostbite he suf- 
fered when caught in a blizzard on 
the way home from a high school bas- 
ketball game in New Richmond, Wis. 

Now 37 years old. Wenger works full 
time, lives alone in an apartment near 
the hospital, does his own cooking 
and housekeeping, has a driver’s li- 

“Don’t forget to mention thatl can 
dance and swim,” the friendly self- 
assuied quadruple amputee said, with 
a twinkle in his eyes that has un- 
doubtedly been partially respor ibl* 
for his success in life during the 20 
vears he has been limbless. 

Wenger came to Oak Knoll a little 
over a year ago and after being fitted 
with Navy experimental limbs and 
trained in their use. was employed as 
an instructor. He was one -of five 
amputees who accompanied Captain 
Canty to Olympia, Wash., last week 
to demonstrate the latest Navy-made 
prosthetic devices. 

Wenger is one of 28 physically 
handicapped civilian employees on 
the hospital staff. 

In this photo Albert Wenger gives 
Blessed are they who have nothing Manuel Aguirre, AN, of San Antonio, 

to say, and who cannot be persuaded 
to say it. — Lowell. 

Texas, a few pointers on climbing 

Incomplete Addresses, Lovers' Names 
Make Directory Service Suffer 

“Baby” — a harmless word in itself 
—can make life aggravating when it 
is used as a return address on a let- 

Though “Baby” and other pet 
names lovers use may cause rapid 
heart beat, they can give Oak Knoll’s 
Post Office Directory Service a great 
deal of trouble especially when 
“Baby” has written her one and only 
“Red” Jones, forgetting to include 
his rate, serial number and other 
necessary information. 

Her declaration of love will end up 
in the dead letter files — killing an- 
other budding romance. 

Finding the intended receiver of 

letters with incomplete or incorrect 
addresses is the job of Mrs. Tommie 
Delahousse and Mrs. Ida Hodge of 
the directory. Using the files con- 
taining names of the hospital’s mili- 
tary and civilian staff and patients, 
the two women attempt to locate the 
recipient. Neg’igence makes their 
work very difficult at times. 

Following a few basic steps insures 
more rapid delivery of the mail with 
greater ease; Always give (1) your 
real name (avoid nicknames); (2) 
rate or rank, serial number (the 
most important); (3) write address 
in ink or type for legibility; (4) have 
a complete return address. 

Page Four 

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Herman Perkins, speedy Oak Knoll halfback, is brought down after taklmr o,k k™,.. « 

a hand-off from QB Bill Brown (in the background) in the game against FairfVM f J ,mmy Mau,dm ’ brcaks around right end on his way to the 

Fairfield. Though stopped on this play Perkins scored two touchdowns in line Othe^Ri!!* P “IL ° bef ° re bein,? stopped on th « two-yard 

the Knollites’ 26-13 victory. mucnciowns in fine. Other H.lltonners m ih* ... 

’ 7 * topped on the two-yard 

and Vi' “ST” ” ”* D ” e A,b * <M > the *™»d, 

Hilltoppers Blast Port Chicago, 21-16, Fairfield 26-13; 
Move Into First Place Tie In 12ND Football Leaaue 

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The Oak Knoll Hilltoppers, playing 
their home opener on 3 Oct., defeated 
Fairfield Air Station 26-13 for their 
second straight victory in the 12ND 
“B" Football League. The week before, 
the Hilltoppers had edged the Port 
Chicago Marines 21-16. 

In both games the running of Her- 
man Perkins and the passing of Bill 
Brown provided the necessary mar- 
gin. Perkins scored two touchdowns 
in the Fairfield game and three (two 
on passes from Brown) in the win 
over Port Chicago. 

In their most recent win the Knoll- 
ites were never in trouble as they 
dominated Fairfield with apparent 

The Fairfield defense was able to 
contain the Knollites three times be- 
fore QB Bill Brown passed 33 yards to 
End Leon Jordan. Hanna’s placement 
was blocked. 

After Fairfield failed to penetrate 
beyond the Oak Knoll 32, Halfback 
Jimmy Mauldin set up the second 
touchdown as he ran around right 
end, cut across field and went 46 yards 
to the two. Perkins then bolted into 
the end zone for six points and Bob 
Johnson got the extra point. 

Early in the second half, Mauldin 
went to work again and scored on a 
17-yard dash after Chuck Hanna had 
recovered a fumble. The PAT was no 

Fairfield then showed some offen- 
sive punch as Halfback Frazier Bar- 
nett gained 15 yards to the Oak Knoll 
35. He then passed to Flor on the 5, 
took the ball into paydirt and scored 
the extra point. 

Neil Smith set up Oak Knoll’s last 
touchdown as he intercepted a pass 
by Fi ank Vigil deep in Fairfield terri- 
tory and returned it to the 20 Brown 
passed to Perkins for the final tally, 
and Tolivar scored the extra point on 
an end around. 

With 40 seconds left in the game. 
Barnett scored Fairfield’s second 
touchdown on a 10-yard end sweep. 

On the last play of the game Per- 
kins intercepted a Fairfield aerial and 
ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown, 
only to have it nullified by a penalty. 

The Port Chicago contest wasn’t, as 
easy as the Hilltoppers had to strug- 
gle to down the Marines. 

After taking the kickoff, the Ma- 
rines showed a potent offense and 
drove to the Oak Knoll 14 but Leon 
Jordan personally stopped the di ive 
by knocking down two passes in the 

end zone and a bad handofT by the 
Marines lost 21 yards back to the 35, 
where the Knollites took over. 

On the second play Bill Brown fad- 
ing to pass was hit hard, fumbled and 
the Marines Brownley grabbed it in 
mid-air and galloped for the score. 
Sam Jones drop-kicked the extra 
point (a kicked conversion counts two 
points in six-man football) and Port 
Chicago held a 8-0 lead. 

After four running plays, Brown 
made amends for his fumble and 
passed 25 yards to Herman Perkins 
for the score. Tolivar’s extra point 
left Oak Knoll trailing by one point. 

Bob Johnson started the next drive 
by moving 19 yards to the PC 25. Per- 
kins went to the 15 and Johnson got 
the first down at the ten. The Brown- 
tc-Perkins-combination worked again 
and Tolivar’s extra point made it 

The Marines came roaring back to 
tie the game on a 20-yard scoring pass 

from Sam Jones to Fred 
Jones’ try for the extra 
blocked by Ed Weitzeil. 

point was 

Both teams’ defensive units turned 
the game into a seesaw battle as nei- 
ther team was able to muster a scor- 
ing drive until Jerry Marvel gave the 
hospital crew a break by recovering a 
fumbles near midfield. 

four Teams Scramble 
For First in Bowlinq 

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After four weeks of play in the 
Men’s Handicap League, four teams 
— the Kebobs, Night Riders, Jaw- 
breakers and Tigers— find themselves 
tied for first place. 

Herman Perkins proceeded to break 
the tie as he went around his own 
right end, reversed the field when 
trapped and sped 40 yards for the 
tally. The extra point was good, run- 
ning the score to 21-14 

With four minutes remaining, the 
Knollites yielded two points on a 
safety when Leon Jordan, attempting 
to run back a punt, was tackled in the 
end zone. 

Oak Knoll then punted to Port Chi- 
cago, held on downs, and controlled 
the ball to preserve the victory. 

The league-leading Kebobs wer> 
knocked out of undisputed possession 
of .first place by the Night Riders, 
who won two out of three games. 
Ray Gronski’s 529 series led the vic- 
tors, while Jim Kellner paced the los- 
ers with a 502 series. 

The Tigers and Jawbreakers crowd- 
ed into the- top rung with victories. 
The Tigers swept three from the 
Hookers on Lyle Richards’ 208 game 
and 514 series and Jim Rupprechts 
509 series. The Jawbreakers took tw 
from the 8-Balls to keep in pace. 

In the third week of play, .three was 
the lucky number for the Kebobs, 
Jawbreakers and Night Riders as 
they swept three games from their 

The Kebobs moved into first by 1 
sweeping three from the league-lead- 8:> 
ing Tigers, who fell to fourth place. I 
The Jawbreakers moved into a second - 
place tie with the Night Riders by 
blasting the Hookers, while the Night • 
Riders were taking three on a for- 
feit from the 8-Balls. 

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LTJG Joan Shaw, a member of the Oak Knoll women’s softball team, 
which completed Its season recently, receives her monogram jacket from 
Admiral Owsley. Other members of the team receiving jackets were: (left 
to right) LTJG Marie Enright, Ida Young, HN, Mary Lou Chavez, HM2, 
Jan Brogden, IIM3, Pat Underwood, HM3, Mary Donahue, HN, LTJG 
Audrey Brennan, LTJG Beverly Sparks. In the background is team coach 
It. L. Cox, IIM3. 

Varsity Bowlers Start 
Season on 14 October 

Oak Knoll’s varsity men and wom- 
en bowling teams have been named 
for competition starting on 14 Oct. in 
their respective 12ND leagues. 

Bowling for the men's team will be 
Darwin Moorehouse, Gene Earhart, 
Ray Gronski, Gene Lucas, Larry 
Hagerman, George Cartmell, while 
the Lady Keglers will be represented 
by Alfield Forbord, Bethel Green, 
Audrey Brennan, Jean Gerber, Mary 
Easter, Ethel Eusebio, Dorothea Gee, 
and Thekla Morris. 

Badminton Teams to 
Play in Tourney 

Oak Knoll will send a team to the 
12ND Women’s Badminton Tourney 
to be held on 15 Oct. at 1900 at Treas- 
ure Island. 

Competing in the tourney will be 
Carol Wilson, Cynthia Cline, Mary 
Donahue, Ruth Allen, A’Natalle Hud- 
son, Ida Young, Irene Cruz, Nancy 
Donnelly and Pat Underwood. 

On 22, 23, 24 October the men will 
compete in their tourney, also, at TI. 

Tigers Stay on Top 
In H-W League 

The Tigers held on to first place in 
the Husband-Wife Bowling League by 
sweeping two games from the Alley 
Kats on Ellen Bennett’s 140-392 se- 

The Cavaliers were knocked out of 
second place when they dropped two 
games to the surging Shortsnorters. 
John Faunce rolled a high series for 
the night with a 193-545 to lead his 
team. Lynne Rupprecht had a 146- 
384 series for the losers. 

Winning three games from the Jets 
moved the Sleepers into second place. 
Pat Tinnel rolled a 147-392 series for 
the victors, while Erma McClurg's 
144-384 series paced the losers. 


Chief Harry O. McClurg, captain of 
the golf team, has issued a call for 
potential golfers to compete in 
12ND winter league. Interested P® - * 
sonnel should contact him at Ext. 288B 
prior to 26 Oct. 

General Tours 
Knoll Facilities 

, -STORY (Navy Medici Corps. Re'pEATINc'.TSELF: That’s (the way It 

, | i ; i k f'ftriK -I v*p carrying on in the tradition of tneir tatners. i nc y s » 
ars, born and bred in tne Corps, are carrying mil C Welch second-vear resi- 

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,f the Urology Service. 

THE OLDER GENERATION, warmly remembered by “old shipmates’’ throughout the Corps— includes C APT 
Franklm J Hill now serving aa staff physician at the Heeler Health Home (tuberculosis div,ston of the Nan 
Francisco County Health Department!; VADM Morton D. Willcutts, who is currently serving as Medical-Director 
of San Quentin prison; and the late LCDR Cecil C. Welch, CDR W. E. Golden, and ( APT Elmer E. Curtu. 


Commodore Lars Troell, Surgeon 
of the Royal Swedish Navy, toured 
Oak Knoll on 16 October. 

Arriving at the Administration 
Building midmoming he was 
• briefed” on hospital functions by 
Admiral Owsley and then taken on a 
tour in the amputee training cai 
driven by an amputee driver. On his 
itinerary were the Prosthetic Re- 
search Laboratory. Occupational 
Therapy, Physical Therapy, and the 
Metabolic Research Facility, where he 
saw a demonstration of the artificial 
kidney. He was Admiral Owsley s 
guest at luncheon at the Officers 
Club before returning to Treasure 
Island, his headquarters during a 
three-day visit to the Bay Area. 
Other installations he visited were 
the Navy Radiological Defense Lab- 
oratory. San Francisco, and the Navy 
Biological Laboratory at Naval Sup- 
ply Center, Oakland. 

The towering 41 -year-old doctor, a 
general surgeon trained at Sweden s 
Karolinska Institute, has held the 
top post in the Swedish Navy Medical 
Corps since October 1956. He is in the 
United States to study newest devel- 
opments in Navy medicine. 

LT Eldon A. Boling, MC. USN, is 
serving as his aide during his visit to 
this country. Their next stop was to 
be Washington, D.C. 

Like Father, Like Son 

Dr. Holloway Selected 

For capt; 8 as cdr 1^050 five Are Medical Corps 

CDR Charles K. Holloway, Assist- _ _ - 1 - 

ant Chief of the Surgical Service, was 
selected for promotion to the rank of 
captain and eight other staff officers 
were selected for commander, ac- 
cording to an Alnav reporting results 
of the recent board meetings in 

Soon to become three-stripers are 
, LCDR’s Paul D. Doolan, MC; Ray- 
rrvond Talty, CHC; Phyllis Hanwell 
and Mary Crenshaw. MSC; and Ruth 
Michell, Anna Kaes, Jeannette Col- 
lins- and Marion Poulter, all of the 
Nurse Corps. 

By Birth As Well As Commission 

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(Costume Dance To Be 
HelcT at EM Club 


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A Halloween costume dance will be 
held at the EM Club on Thursday, 31 
Oct., from 2000 to midnight. Emil 
■Lemoine and his seven-man band 
ill play for the dance. Halloween 
masks will be issued at the door. 

Robert Ellis, HM1, new manager of 
the club, said remodeling work has 
been started on the club. A new 
"Pizza To Go” service will also be 

Five Oak Knoll doctors can speak 
of life in the Navy Medical Corps on 
good authority since, with the excep- 
tion of a few years away at college, 
it is practically the only life they 
know. They are CAPT Mark S. Cur- 
tis, Chief of the Urology Service; and 
LT’s Patrick E. Golden, first-year 
resident in OB-GYN; Morton D. 
Willcutts, Jr., and Cecil C. Welch, 
second-year residents in internal 
medicine; and David I. Hill, intern. 

Captain Curtis (who protests that 
at this stage of the game no one will 
believe he was ever anyone’s son) was 
born in 1914 in Agana. Guam, when 

went to College of Pacific, thence to 
Stanford for his B.S. and M.D. His 
father retired with the rank of cap- 
tain in 1945 after 39 years’ active 
duty and lived in Vallejo until his 
death in 1952. 

LT Golden was born at Lake For- 
est, 111., in 1928, when his father was 
on duty at USNH, Great Lakes. He 
saw China and Japan at an early age, 
and unlike his father (a graduate of i 
University of Illinois School of Medi- 
cine) went to Creighton University. I 
Omaha, Nebr., for his M.D. Dr. 
Golden, Sr., specialized in general 
medicine, served 28 years, and was 

his father, Dr. Elmer E. Curtis, was retired medically in 1945 when he 

on duty at the Naval Dispensary 
there. With his parents, the small 
Mark Curtis saw China and the 
Philippines. His father, with an M.D. 
from St. Louis University Medical 
School, specialized in internal medi- 
cine, had (among others) four tours 
of duty at Mare Island Naval Hos- 
pital, and was Fleet Surgeon from 
1932-34. Oak Knoll’s Dr. Curtis 
played football for Vallejo High, 

held the rank of CDR. His last job 
prior to retirement was that of Sen- 
ior Medical Officer of the Dispensary 
at Naval Supply Depot, Oakland. He 
lived in Berkeley until his death in 

LT Willcutts arrived in Chicago in 
1930 when his father was a LCDR on 
the surgery staff at Great Lakes and 
began to see the world at age 2, when 
(Continued on Page 2) 

Although Sweden’s Surgeon Gen- 
eral, Commodore Lars Troell. is out- 
ranked by Oak Knoll’s CO. he is not 
cutmeasured. When they posed for 
the photographer. Admiral Owsley, 
looking up to the Commodore, said, 
“I’m 6 feet 1.” “I’m 191 centimeters,” 
was the visiting Surgeon General’s 
rejoinder — which roughly figured, 
comes to about 6 feet 3. 

Give Now 

United Crusade 

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r/ie €0uk #><»«>' 

Friday, 25 October, I 957 

U. S. Nnval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

RADM J. 0. Owsley, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

C VPT Kit /.-John Weddell. Jr.. MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

CUR Melvin I*. Huber, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSN. 

Sports: Donald Chandler, UN, LT Waylnnd Bennett, MC, USN. 

Editorial Vdviscr: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers : Stanley Smith, MMC, John M. Simms, EIMC, Carl Stevenson, HM1. 

Contributors o( the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librarian. 

"The Oak Leaf’ 1 is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
ment and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

"The Oak Leaf” receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both start and patients are welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 
of "The Oak Leaf,” U. S. Naval Hospital. Oakland 14, California. 

Vol. 19 

Friday. 25 October. 1957 

No. 22 


CDR C K. Holloway presents a Certificate of Special Instruction to JanL 
uccra, HN, a recent graduate of the Operating Room Technicians School 
Other graduates are (left to right) Byron Benning. HN; Sunny Fong HMl 

George Redd. IIM3; Jimmy Mauldin. HN; Millard Askey. HM3. LT Ann^ 
Hart was the course instructor. 


Religious faith is the keystone in the structure of the American way of 
life. It is now and always has been a distinguishing characteristic of the 
American people. 

Throughout the history of our great nation, men and women who have 
risen to positions of influence and leadership have testified to their de- 
pendence upon Divine guidance. 

The pioneer spirit which conquered the wilderness and built a vast civili- 
zation stretching from coast to coast was a religious spirit. Its source was 
trust in God. 

In the establishment of our democracy, our forefathers were keenly 
aware that America must be a homeland where men and women of all 
walks of life could worship their God in ways they saw fit. 

This freedom of worship, an integral part of our Constitution, has had 
its champions in the past and continues to rally those who desire to see 
preserved, this most basic aspect of our cherished heritage. 

For this purpose, the nonsectarian Religion in American Life Program 
urges each of us to observe the month of November as a period in which we 
may all renew our dedication to our individual Faith. 

During this period we of the hospital chaplain’s staff urge all of our 
personnel, service and civilian, to support the program by their attendance 
upon -the services of their church or synagogue either in the chapel or at 
the civilian church of their choice. 

Posters, cards and other publicity materials will be distributed during the 
month of November and advertisements in magazines and over radio and 
television will seek to remind us of our responsibilities as a part of the reli- 
gious community. , . 

LCDR GEORGE L. MARTIN, Protestant Chaplain 

Unamusing Game of Toying with Telecart 
Must Stop If Service Is To Continue 

Sure it’s fun to outwit a telephone. Though the instrument is a. pretty 
capable sort of device— especially when it comes right to your bedside so 
that you can talk to your mother in Bangor, Maine, when you’re feeling low 
or call your pretty little wife in Peoria, 111., to see how the baby is getting 
along. All this without raising your head from the pillow. But it can’t fight 
back when you abuse it. It can’t put you on report if you are the one who 
thinks it clever to drop pennies in the dime slot or to shake, punch, and tilt 
the machine until it burps back the $3.45 you’ve “spent” to call home. It 
can’t turn in the few thoughtless fellows who excuse grossly unethical con- 
duct as just a case of “boys will be boys.” This isn’t fair. 

All this “fun” is costing the Telephone Company more money than it can 
afford to lose— on one ward during a short interval 730 pennies were sub- 
stituted for as many dimes. On another a shortage of $65 by the shake and 
tilt method. The company rarely, if ever, makes money on telecarts. They 
are too expensive. We have them here because the Telephone Company 
wants to help make things as pleasant and convenient as possible for our 
patients. But we will not have them— not even for those to whom a call to 
or from home means so much— unless the practices mentioned above are 
immediately discontinued. Two wards, who will remain unidentified here, 
have already been warned, and it is hoped that this additional word to the 
wise (and unwise) will be sufficient. 

Six Officers Attend 

Six members of the staff attended 
the Twelfth Naval District’s Sympo- 
sium on Medical Problems of Modern 
Warfare and Civil Disaster held at 
the Naval Radiological Defense 
Laboratory, San Francisco, and the 
Naval School’s Command, Treasure 
Island, last Thursday, Friday, and 

At the Thursday evening dinner 
meeting, Admiral Owsley acted as 
master of ceremonies and introduced 

12ND Symposium 

Dr. Stafford Warren, Professor of 
Biophysics and Director of the Atom- 
ic Energy Project at UCLA, who 
spoke on “The Problems of the Med- 
ical Profession in Modern Warfare 
and Civil Disaster.” 

Others attending were CAPT’s F. 
J. Weddell, A. L. Schultz, and J. M. 
Coppeletta, MC; LCDR Ruth J. 
Mitchell, NC; and LCDR H. W. Le- 
Bleu, MSC. 

Fathers, Sons Serve 
In Navy Medical Corps 

(Continued from Page 1) 
his father was ordered to duty at the 
American Legation in Peking, China. 
Both received their medical training 
at Indiana University School of 
Medicine, Indianapolis. Last big as- 
signments for the senior Dr. Will- 
cutts before his retirement as a vice 
admiral in 1951 (after 34 years’ active 
duty) were those of Assistant Chief 
of BuMed for Personnel and Profes- 
sional Operations and CO of the Na- 
tional Naval Medical Center, Bethes- 
da, Md. He is now serving as Medical 
Director at San Quentin prison 
across the bay. 

The Willcutts, Sr. and Jr., share the 
distinction of having the same initials, 
fore and aft — M. /). H'illcutts, M.D . — 
a fact noted years ago by Robert Rip- 
ley, who, believe it or not, also made 
much of his discovery of a surgeon 
named IV ill-cutts. 

LT Welch, who like his father, was 
to receive his M.D. from Northwest- 
ern University Medical School, was 
born at Newport, R.I., in 1930 when 
his father was on duty at the New- 
port Naval Station hospital. Dr. 
Welch, Sr., served at Pearl Harbor 
from ’36- ’38 and was head of the 
Radiology Service at the Naval Hos- 
pital at Canacao, P.I., in November 
1940 when, because of the ominous 
atmosphere in the Pacific, Cecil, Jr., 
then 10. his mother (and incidentally, 
a neighboring Navy dependent named 
J. Q. Owsley, Jr., and his mother) 
were sent home to the States. LT 
Welch never saw his father again. 
On New Year’s Day 1942 at the fall 
of Manila, he was taken prisoner by 
the Japanese. Three years later, en 
route to a Japanese prison camp, 
he was on the first Japanese ship 
bombed off Subic Bay by American 
planes. He survived serious wounds 
but died aboard a second ship carry- 
ing POW’s to Japan. 

Youngest of the younger genera- 
tion is LT David I. Hill, intern. Born 
in 1931 at USNH, Brooklyn, while his 
father was in charge of the conta- 
gious ward a safe distance away, he 
was too late to see Haiti but was on 
hand (or under foot) for a tour of 
duty in Hawaii from 1937 to 1939. 
Father and son attended Jefferson 
Medical College, Philadelphia, as did 
LT Franklyn C. Hill, Jr., MC, USNR, 
who interned here from ’50-’51. Cap- 
tain Hill served 33 years in the Corps, 
retired in 1950 after serving as CO 
of USNH, Long Beach. Now living in 
San Mateo, he is staff physician at 

Red Cross Receives : • 
Three New Staffers 

The Red Cross Recreation staff' 
has three hew members recently 
transferred from other military hos- 

Miss Dorothy Raub, who will be in 
charge of the Red Cross Recreation I t 
Lounge, has just returned from rv 
three-year tour of duty in Army ana 
Air Force hospitals in Germany. Prioi 
to her overseas assignment, she was 
on the recreation staffs at Letterman 
Army Hospital, San Francisco, USNH, . 
Corona, and USNH. Camp White’ 
Oregon. Her home is in Liberal, Kan- . 
sas. She is a graduate of Bethany 
College, Kansas, with a Bachelor of . 
Music degree. 

Miss Sheila Kennedy is the ne» 
recreation worker assigned to th( 
Neuropsychiatric Service. Miss Ken- ' 
nedy has come here from USNH. Co- 
rona, and prior to that was a Recrea- 
tion w'orker in military hospitals in 
Japan and Korea. She began her Red 
Cross career at USNH. San Diego./, 
Miss Kennedy is a native of Wiscon- * 
sin and holds a B.S. degree in arf : 
from the University of Wisconsin. 

Miss Ann Roark previously served ' 
on the recreation staff at USNH, 
Corona. Before her assignment there 
she served with the Red Cross over- 
seas Clubmobile recreation program 
in Korea for a year. Her home is in 
Mississippi and she holds a B.A. de- 
gree in drama. She attended the ■ 
Hedgerow Theatre School in Phila- 

LT Wimberly Selected 
As Navy Aid Director 

LT Clyde O. Wimberly, MSC. for- 
mer Assistant Administrative Officer 
at Oak Knoll, has been elected a 
member of the Board of Directors of 
the Navy Mutual Aid Association. 
President of the board is Admiral 
Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Opera- 

While at Oak Knoll. Mr. Wimberly 
was cited by the association for his 
services as a nonresident director. He 
was credited with 32 new member- 
ships in the group, an all-time record. 

He is the only Lieutenant on the 
board consisting of ten admirals, one 
brigadier general, two vice admirals, 
eight rear admirals, two captains, 
and a commander. 

Hassler Health Home, the tubercu- 
losis division of the San Francisco 
County Health Department. 

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Jriday, 25 October, 1957 



WAY PARADE: Captain Tandy 
beaming with pride over the fact Roy. 
Tr will report to OCS at Newport, 
li j ea riy next month. The up- 
coming ensign is now an HM1 at the 
School of Hospital Administration 
i.! at Bcthesda. . . . People comparing 
mtradermal inflammations, moaning, 
md mulling over the question . Which 
is worse— Asian flu or the vaccine? 

Chief Stanley Smith presiding 
over' a meeting of the Fairmont Ter- 
race PTA— Yep. he’s its president. 
I ' two staffers exchanging pleasan- 
tries: 1st: “I thought you were sick 
— what're you doing here?" 2nd: "Oh 
-that's tomorrow!" . • . Knollites 
buying trick or treat supplies at 
Javy Exchange. . . . CDR H. A. Jen- 
!ns radiology resident, and LT Ger- 
C. Crary, Jr., neuropsychiatric 
->sident? transfeiring to USN. . . 
ui Doolan, Jr., who’ll be 8 next 
i, checking out a library book on 
favorite subject — prehistoric an- 
nuls. • • • Carl and Colleen Steven 
an celebrating their tenth anniver 
with steaks and champagne at 
1. Willy Dilly’s. . . . Rumors spreading 
,o the effect that "Lock-em-Up Slim 
iviU soon be transferred from Secur- 
:y to Pharmacy-. . . . 

LTJG Ruud Reports 
For Chaplain Duty 

LTJG Carl Ruud. CHC. recently 
reported to Oak Knoll for duty as 
a Protestant Chaplain after spend- 
ing 12'i months in Iwakuni, Japan, 
with the First Marine Air Wing. 

He also served with the Third Ma- 
rine Aircraft Wing and during World 
War II spent 30 months in the Air 
Force as a radar observer. 

He is a graduate of Carthage Col- 
lege, Carthage, 111., and studied two 
years at the Chicago Lutheran Theo- 
logical Seminary and one year at 
Pacific Lutheran Seminary in Berke 
ley. In 1954 he was chosen as one 
of the five outstanding seminary 
preachers in the country. 

Chaplain Ruud' and his wife Char- 
maine have two children — a son, 
Christopher, and a daughter, Cha- 

In his spare time, he swims and 

Officers' Wives To Sell 
UNICEF Xmas Cards 

W ED DING NOTES: Today at 1800 
lack W. Rogers, H M3, of the Com- 
nissary staff and Hazel Langley, HN, 
:i 4011, will exchange vows in the Oak 
dnoll Chapel, ' With Chaplain G. 1. 
I art in officiating. . . . Keith Magee, 
1M3, oj the CO’s Mail Room slipped 
i ring on the fourth -finger, left hand, 

1 \>f Winnie Ackers at a ceremony in 
' , rson City, Nev., Lutheran Church 
,i 12 October, just a few days before 
ie left for duty in Formosa. 

j-gPENDENT to get Cak Knoll into 
.he movie magazines for the first time 
n* its fifteen-year life. The October 
issue of MODERN SCREEN carried 
i picture story of Cindy Acker and 
. iriends, Eddie Fisher and Debbie 
•Reynolds. As a result, Cindy has re- 
ceived Stacks of mail from all over 
he world, including a handful of let- 
s' ;ers from Cuba — all in Spanish — 
which the six-year-old finds a bit 
difficult to read. Cindy, who suffered 
jevere burns last February, is going 
:o school and now coming to physical 
herapy only once a month for a 
* ffieckup. 

Children in United Nations mem- 
ber nations all over the world will 
benefit from the sale of UNICEF 
Christmas cards, which may be pur- 
chased locally through the Oak Knoll 
Officers’ Wives Club. 

Since internationally known artists 
give their time to design the cards 
and since the paper is donated, all 
proceeds from the sales go to UN- 
ICEF, which this year is aiding more 
than 45 million children and mothers 
in some 95 countries and territories 
around the world. With food, DDT, 
penicillin, and vaccines, UNICEF 
supplies the ammunition to combat 
malnutrition and diseases which are 
the scourges of childhood. Each UN- 
ICEF dollar is "matched” by the 
countries requesting aid. 

The cards in a variety of attractive 
designs, may be purchased with sea- 
son’s greetings in five languages or 
with the inside left blank for use as 
notepaper. They are $1.25 per box of 

Officers’ Wives may obtain their 
cards from Chief Maddox at the Club 
office or in the Navy Exchange lobby. 

HOMEWORK— John Edward Brophy, first class difficld/on 
ITS: Nival Academy at Annapolis, finds concentration a little dim 
WanM^A, recently arrived for treatment and fitting with an arti- 

ficial limb. His ward nurse is LTJG Elizabeth Baumann. 

Navy Midshipman Converts Ward 42A 
Into One-Room Branch of Academy 

The U.S. Naval Academy at An- 
napolis now has a one-room branch 
on 42A, where First Class Midship- 
man John E. Brophy is "attending 
classes” daily. 

Brophy, a husky, handsome 20- 
year-old, the son of Mr. and Mis. 
John J. Brophy of Redwood City, lost 
his right foot when it was caught in 
the bight of a bowline in a freak ac- 
cident that occurred during a lesson 
in seamanship at the academy. Fl< vn 
here three weeks later, he is now 
undergoing daily physical therapy 
the first step in his rehabilitation 
program — and his doctors are hoping 
to get him back to school within two 


Meanwhile, surrounded by an im- 
pressive array of textbooks, he is 
doing his regular assignments and 
turning them in by airmail in an 
effort to keep up with his class so 
he can graduate next June. 

"It’s very unlikely that I’ll get my 
commission, but I will have an engi- 
neering degree, and I’m not bad off 
at all,” Brophy said on arrival here. 

The young midshipman is a grad- 
uate of Serra High School, San 
Mateo, where he played football for 
three years and was named All- 
Northern California Catholic League 
guard in his junior year. 

Wives To Show Fashions 

The Oak Knoll Officers’ Wives Club 
will take their husbands "Around the 
World in 80 Days” in furs and fash- 
ions on Friday, 8 November. 

Mrs. M. E. Roudebush, with the as- 
sistance of the wives of officers in the 
Neuropsychiatric Department and 
the Interns* wives, has planned a gala 
evening with beautiful prizes includ- 
ing two fur stoles. 

The fashions to be shown will come 

To Husbands on 8 Nov. 

from the William Silva Shop of 
Montclair and the furs from Curtis 
Stewart Fur Company of S.F. 

The party will begin at 1800 — Show 
time 2030. 

Tickets are being sold by Mesdames 
R. W. Tandy. G. L. Martin and H. J. 
Robinson. Purchase must be made 
before 6 November. Dinner and show 
tickets $2.00 per person: Show 7 tickets 
$ 1 . 00 . 

roind) to LT E. A. W. Ball, Oak 
If noil’s one and only optometrist. Last 
week, the OL inadvertently promoted 
him from ENS to JG — a gross error, 
which has resulted in getting Dr. Bull 
twice the publicity he would otherwise 
have had. Apologies , anyway. 

LIFE 'BEGAN — on 8 October for 
John Leland Barnes, Jr., 3 lbs. 8 oz. 
son for X-ray’s HM3 by the same 
name and his wife Florence. Young 
John is still at the premie nursery 
ind doing well ... 16 October for 
Pamela Sue Powell, 8 lb. 10 oz. 
daughter for LT Malcolm Powell, 
medical resident, 'and wife Constance 
... same date for Jill Annette Wyatt, 
7 lb. 8 oz. daughter of Edwin Wyatt, 
2, of the NP staff and wife Willa 
on 17 October for Connie Eliza- 
beth Jackson, 8 lb. 6V2 oz. daughter 
’f Jerry Jackson, HM2, of Lab and 

:wife Barbara. 


CAPT Gerber, Dr. Hood 
Attend Surgeons' Meet 

CAPT M. L. Gerber, Chief of Sur- 
gical Service and CDR R. M. Hood, 
Head of Thoracic Surgery, attended 
the recent American College of Sur- 
geons’ meeting in Atlantic City, 
where Dr. Hood was initiated as a 


Rheumatism Association 
Holds Meet at Oak Knoll 

Members of the Northern Califor- 
nia Rheumatism Association held a 
scientific meeting at the Officers’ 
Club here last Friday. 

CAPT Tracy Cuttle, Assistant 
Chief of Medicine, welcomed the 
guests aboard and presided at the 
afternoon session when members of 
the staff presented illustrative cases 
of rheumatic disease. 

SANTA CLAUS beat “Sputnik” to Oak Knoll with the recent opening of 
the Christmas Toyland at the Community Service Bldg. Already making 
plans for a Big Christmas are Debby, Kenny and Nancy Wilson, children of 
CDR and Mrs. T. H. Wilson, Jr. 

Page Four 


Friday, 25 October, 19 .V; 

Hilltoppers Drop Two League Tilts 
To NAS, Oakland, Mare Island Crew: 

Oak Knoll’s Bob Johnson snares a pass from Bill Brown on NAS, Oak- 
land’s 13-yard line despite the efforts of two defenders. Nat Tolivar (42) 
appears to be going after the ball also. NAS, Oakland defeated Oak Knoll 
42-28 in the league game. 

Tigers Hold First 
In Men's Bowling 

The Tigers, after completing a full 
round of bowling in the Men’s Handi- 
cap League, grabbed an undisputed 
hold on first place by winning two 
games from the Night Riders on Doc 
Bennett’s 205-516 series. 

Second place is jammed with three 
teams — Kebob’s, Night’ Riders and 
Jawbreakers — who are stiU in the 

Paced by Neil Dodd’s 201 game and 
501 series, the Jawbreakers won two 
out of three from the Kebobs despite 
Jim Kellner’s 503 series. 

Darwin Moorehouse paced the 8- 
Balls’ sweep of the Hookers, who 
have won only one game out of 15. 
with a 212 game and 575 series, both 
high for the year. He also has high 
average with 172. 

Male-Female Tigers, 
Cavaliers in Deadlock 

After completing six weeks in the 
Husband-Wife Bowling League, the 
Tigers held on to a first-place tie by 
winning two games from the Short- 
snorters. The Tigers’ John Price had 
high series for the night with a 512 
while his wife, Helen, chipped in a 
153-371 series. 

The Cavaliers moved up to twist 
the Tigers’ tail by sweeping Sleepers 
in three games. Jim Rupprecht led 
the victors with a 493 series. 

The Jets moved out of last place by 
burning the Alley Kats two out of 
three. Erma McClurg rolled a 166-414 
series for the Jets. 

High game for the night was a 194 
rolled by Harry Gibbons of the Sleep- 

DAV To Host Patients 
At Veterans' Parade 

Oakland Chapter No. 7 of the Dis- 
abled American Veterans will be hosts 
for patients who wish to attend the 
Veterans Parade in Alameda on 11 

The hospital will furnish transpor- 

The DAV will furnish refreshments, 
lunch and entertainment. Interested 
patients should contact Special Serv- 

Knoll Entry Blasted 
In Badminton Tourney 

The football fortunes- of the Oak 
Knoll Hilltoppers went into a tailspin 
as they suffered two straight losses 
to NAS Oakland. 42-28. and Mare 
Island, 45-19, after winning their first 
two league games. 

Against Oakland, the Hilltoppers 
were surprised by a team they had 
beaten decisively in exhibition play 
and simply lost. 

But it was another story with Mare 
Island. David, leaving his slingshot 
at home, met Goliath and paid the 
penalty. The Knollites played' poor 
football, and the Mariners showed no 
mercy. Pitiful blocking and tackling 
marred the always bright perform- 
ance of Herman Perkins, who scored 
all three touchdowns. Defensively, 
Neil Smith, the smallest man on the 
squad, and Cecil Bledsoe were the 
only consistent performers (exclud- 
ing the mosquitoes who scored heav- 
ily on players and spectators) . 

In the tilt against Oakland, Oak 
Knoll fell three touchdowns behind, 
fought back, went ahead only to lose 
the game in the last quarter. 

Oak Knoll got in trouble on the 
first play of the game by fumbling on 
their own 15 with NAS recovering. 
On the second play from scrimmage, 
Fellows snared a pass and was 
dropped on the one. Cocoran 
ploughed into the end zone, and the 
extra point made it 7-0. 

Early in the second quarter a 
blocked punt gave NAS another scor- 
ing chance. Holetz passed three yards 
to Fellows for six more points. The 
PAT was good. NAS-14, OK-0. 

The Knollites drove to the NAS 21 
following the kickoff but lost the ball 
on downs. Holetz then took to the air, 
and NAS scored in five plays. The 
extra point left Oak Knoll trailing by 
21 points. 

Oak Knoll then struck for their 
first score as Herman Perkins took 
the kickoff, picked up his blockers, 
and dashed 75 yards down the side- 
line for a touchdown. Russ Bates con- 
verted, making it 21-8 

The Hilltoppers went on the move 
again as Jimmy Mauldin and Perkins 

Oak Knoll's entry in the 12ND 
Women's Badminton Tourney failed 
to win a single match in either the 
singles or doubles as NAS, Oakland, 
dominated the tourney and took top 

However, the team, by entering, 
earned the hospital seven points to- 
ward the Commandant’s Excellence 

Knollites May Attend 
Two Cal Home Games 

Patients and staff members may 
attend the Cal-Oregon State game 
on 9 Nov., and the Cal-Washington 
game on 16 Nov., by signing up at 
Special Services. Both games will be 
at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley. 

Transportation will be furnished. 
Dress blue uniforms are required for 
staff members. 

shion is a form, of ugliness so in- 
able that we have to alter it 

r six months— Wilde. 

smen — Fellows who hang around 
lan nobody noes. 

G.l/s To View Showing 
'7 Wonders of World' 

The special showings to service 
men and their families of “Seven 
Wonders of the World” will be held 
at the Orpheum Theater, 1192 Mar- 
ket St., San Francisco, on the follow- 
ing Saturdays: 23 and 30 Nov.; 14 
and 21 Dec. The movie will last from 
1030 to 1245. 

picked up valuable yardage on thtj 
ground. QB Bill Brown passed to Boi' 1 
Johnson on the NAS 13. He thre-S 
incomplete to Mauldin, but Na ■ 1 
was guilty of interference, puttir , 
t he ball on the one-yard line. Brow - 
passed to End Nat Tolivar for tti 
score. Bates converted and the g; 
was closed to 21-16 as time ran out i 1 
the first half. 

Second Half 

After stopping a drive which pent . 
trated to the OK 24. Perkins an; 
Mauldin moved the ball to the NA 
10 where Tolivar scored on an eno 
around, putting the hospital ahea 
22-21. Bates’ PAT was no good. 

Oakland’s Holetz to Fellows pa& 
ing combo was good for 30 yards an 
a touchdown. The extra point mad 
it NAS-28, OK-22. 

But the Hilltoppers weren't throug 
yet. Brown passed from his own 2 
to Tolivar 6n the 35 and on the ne: 
play found Perkins open and hit hi 
with a scoring pass, tying the sco- 
at 28-28. Bates failed to convert. 

NAS then proceeded to shred t: 
Oak Knoll defense and moved to t' 
OK 10 in five plays. Kinnaly put t. 
Oaklanders ahead for good by sc" 
ihg on a reverse. The PAT failed a: 
NAS led 34-28. 

Dissatisfied with only a six-poi 
lead. Holetz passed to Fellows for ai 
other touchdown ending all scori: 
for the day, except for the ext) 

Against Mare Island the Hilltop 
pers were never in the game after th 
first quarter. Perkins gave Oak Kno 
its only lead when he ran 38 yarc 
after Mare Island had fumbled. Bt 
the 6-0 lead was short lived. Tl 
Mariners scored on a pass, convert© 
and were never behind again. 

Two touchdowns in the secor 
quarter gave the opponents a 22' 
half-time lead. Oak Knoll got a f ~< 
ond touchdown in the third quax , 
on Perkins' 57-yard run but then tl 
dam broke as the Mariners scored : 
points before Perkins took a Brov 
pass ten yards foi the fi lal Hilltopp 

Women Tie; Men Lose 
In 12ND Bowling 

In the opening games of the 12ND 
Bowling Leagues, Oak Knoll’s men 
and women entries found the going 
rough. The men lost three games to 
Moffett Field, while the Lady Keglers 
had to settle with a split against Ala- 

The Lady Keglers won the first 
game, tied in the second, and lost the 
third. Bethel Greene had a high se- 
ries of 436 and high game with 165. 

Despite the three losses, the men 
looked good against their strong op- 
ponents. Ray Gronski led the team 
with a 600 series and had one 245 


Tonight, 25 October 

ZERO HOUR — Dana Andrews, Sterli 
Hayden. No comment. 

Saturday. 26 October 
Clark Gable. Eleanor Parker. The life 2 
loves* of an ancient cowboy. In his senil 
lie swaps his horse for a kiss. . 

Sunday 27 October 

THE D.I. — Jack Webb. Rally round; 
flag. boys. The new low in movie mafci 

Monday, 28 October 
Richard Burton. Leaves one speechlc 


On 28 Oct., the Ladies will travel 
to Moffett Field while the men will 
go to Mare Island. 

Wednesday, 30 October 
Randolph Scott. A sure Academy Am 

Xmas Party Deadline 
To Be I November 

Tuesday, 29 October 

OKLAHOMA — Gordon McRae. Slu 
Jones. The' songs are excellent. 

Thursday. 31 October 
ling Hayden, Pamela Duncan. Ho-h 
Plus two one-reel color shorts — PICT 


Pay Schedule 

Friday, 1 November — Officer ;uid staff- 
enlisted personnel. 

Tuesday, S November — All patient-enlisted 

Staff members with children (ages 
six months to 10 years) still have 
time to send their names to Special 
Services before the 1 Nov. deadline 
for the Children’s Christmas Party 
to be held on Monday, 23 Dec. 

Friday. 1 November 

Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe. I 
Marilyn and Sir Laurence in •& gas* 

Saturday, 2 November 
LOVE ME TENDER -Elvis Presley. I 
ard Egan. Elvis not only makes his i 
noises out also totes a gun, Don t k’ 
Elvis — he makes money. 

Members of the Veterans Hospitals' Christmas Committee recently 
at thToak Knoll Officers' Club to plot their course for the 1M holiday 
season Here Hart Eastman, president of the committe , 

season, nere, ^ f* ^rretarv of the committee, Mrs. 

R. Knowland show Mbs Mary Valle, secretary o. 

taom ward o ward on 25 December will be LT A. C. Harris, Special Services Sunday, before Christmas. 
Offl” T^man. the Committees Coordinator for Oak Knoll; and "= 

Edmond Bense, assistant coordinator. 

DucksSpend Whole Day Dodging 
Barrage of 25 Knoll Hunters 

Sharpshooters Guests 
At Dinner, Barbecue 

’ Twenty-five sharpshooters from 
Oak Knoll turned “Operation Duck- 
hunt” into little more than target 
practice on their recent hunting trip 
to Williams. Calif., as guests of the 
Oakland Rod and Gun Club. 

Despite the perfect weather, which 
is undesirable for duck hunting, the 
club members “squawked” the birds 
within shooting range and the Knoll- 
ltes cut loose with a barrage that 
would have wilted any type forma - 

Staff members were: CDR C. C. 

Xmas Wrapping 
Booth Open 25 Nov. 

A Christmas gift wrapping service, 
jointly operated by the Red Cross 
Gray Ladies and wives of. staff of- 

ficers, for military staff and patients 
Houghton, LT T. A. Daane, HMC’s will star t on Monday, 25 Nov. 

James A. Maddox, Bernard Barbo, ^ booth in the Navy Exchange 

William R. Murphy, Jason Seale, 
HM2, Garland Smith, SH2, Albert 
Wenger, Corbitt Ray and Leslie 

Bldg, will be open on Monday through 
Thursdays, from 1000-1700. 

Special Services will supply the 
necessary wrapping materials. 

Plans Yule 



CAPT Tandy High Man 

CAPT Roy Tandy was high man 
for the day with the limit in ducks, 

while “believe it or not” PFC Richard 
P. Knows His Gun, USMC, also knew 
his shooting and bagged six. 

Arriving Thursday evening, 31 Oct., 
members of the group were guests at 
a turkey dinner at the Williams VFW 
Hall and on Friday evening after the 
day’s hunt had barbecue steaks at ohe 
gun club headquarters. 
r Besides Knows His Gun, other pa- 
tient-hunters were: Ralph Neff, Har- 
lon Hittle, W. D. Anderson, Nels 
Ramsland, Christian Hartman, Val 
Gene Walker, George Bumgartner, 
Frank Gratino, Thomas Tinner, Har- 
ry Burgus, Albert Milburn, W. H. 
Driver, Donald Waldren and R. L. 

Members of the Veteran Hospitals’ 
Christmas Committee recently met at 
the Officers’ Club here to plan an- 
other gala holiday celebration for 
Oak Knoll. It will be the 15th Christ- 
mas for this hospital and the 33rd in 
the history of the committee, which 
first played Santa Claus at the VA 
Hospital in Livermore in 1924. 

Composed of philanthropic Eastbay 
citizens, the committee serves four 
hospitals — Oak Knoll, Livermore, 
Oakland VA, and Parks Air Force 
Base. Backed by Joseph R. Knowland, 
publisher of the Oakland Tribune, it 
enlists the aid of civic and fraternal 
organizations and each year raises 
thousands of dollars to finance yule 
decorations, professional entertain- 
ment, and valuable gifts for all pa- 
tients who remain aboard on Christ-- 
mas Day. 

Mr. and Mrs. Knowland were hon- 
» I ored guests at the traditional dinner 
1 at which Admiral Owsley acted as 
host. Others at the speakers’ table 
ji' | were Hart Eastman, committee presi- 
J Eastman; William 

" *4B— 1 WP"’ -™ 1 1 »■ ■ | dent, and Mrs. Kastman; william 

TI1F DUCKSLAYERS— Four Oak Knoll “gunners” pose with their victims j Stephens, first vice-president. Mrs. 
after a day of duck hunting at Williams, Calif. They are (left to right) Stephens; Miss Mary Valle, secre- 
rhvidUn Hiiriman Geonre Baumgartner, Donald Waldren and Bernard . tary- treasurer; and Captain V 

after a day of duck hunting at Williams, cam. i ney are ueiv io ngm> oiepnens; mass Mary vaue, secre- 
( hristian Hartman, George Baumgartner, Donald Waldren and Bernard . tary- treasurer ; and Captain Weddell. 
Barbo. 1IMC, staff. Twenty- five men from the hospital were guests of the A1 Tudyman is coordinator for Oak 

Oakland Rod and Gun Club at the shoot. 




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Friday, 8 November, 1957 

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Vol. 19 

Friday. 8 November. 1957 

No. 23 

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In the Academy at Florence one of the great Italian masterpieces dis- 
played is Michelangelo’s statue, “David.” Yearly thousands of people come 
to admire this early example of the master’s work, unaware that the huge 
block of marble from which the figure was carved has a curious history. At 
first an inferior artist began to work on it, but through lack of sufficient skill, 
he succeeded in only hacking and marring the beautiful block of white 
marble. Finally, the rulers of Florence commissioned the young Michel- 
angelo, who created a lasting work of art for all ages. 

In the same vein, there is not a one of us who does not deserve a second 
chance. As the true sculptor saw in the shapeless mass of marble the outline 
for his great masterpiece, so God sees in the lowest of the low that great 
unextinguished spark of goodness and humility which can be his salvation. 

All of us can do the same, if we look at each other in a creative, not a 
destructive spirit. If our great Heavenly Father can forgive the mistakes 
that we make, then surely we can forgive, and help each other. 

There are many examples of the “friendly helping hand” throughout the 
world — Father Flanagan and his Boys Town, the Japanese Orphans' Funds, 
and others, all are real expressions of the faith that we have in our fellow 
man. There lingers in the minds of many people the thought, “What would 
my neighbors or friends, even relatives, think if I did such a deed, expressed 
such an opinion, or simply lent a helping hand.” None of us is perfect, con- 
sequently we need to help each other to bring out the finest traits that are 
in our natures. Carping, criticism, gossiping, self-seeking, all undermine 
society. The artist of today, is the true Christian who can see in others the 
greatness that was seen in the crude block of marble. 

LTJG CARL RUUD, Protestant Chaplain. 

Marines To Celebrate 182nd Birthday 

The United States Marine Corps will celebrate its 182nd birthday on 
Sunday, 10 Nov. Authorized by Congress in 1775, the Corps has fought 
in every American war since that time. In addition, they have conducted 
several historic campaigns of their own. 

Specially trained in amphibious warfare, Leathernecks are the land 
fighting force of the Navy. As such they have grown from their original 
two battalions to their present authorized strength of 188,000 men, includ- 
ing three combat divisions and three air wings. 

Three staff members at Oak Knoll received Letters of Commendation 
from the CO before leaving the hospital. They were (left to right) Donald 
W. McClarney, HN, Jay A. LeCronc, I1M3, and George B. Gaze, Jr., IIMC. 
Before being discharged to civilian life McClarney and LeCrone, both for- 
mer members of the Pharmacy Service, were cited for their oustanding 
performances of duty in the compounding and filling of prescriptions. Chief 
Gaze an instructor in the EST school, was commended for his tactful han- 
dling of public health matters and his ability as an instructor. He was trans- 
ferred to Fort Mason. 

Four graduates of Alcatraz, Class of 1957, dropped by the EM Club on 31 
Oct. for the Halloween dance. Their identities are a mystery, but an old 
pumpkin will be awarded to any Knollite (excluding the supersleuths at 
Security) who can give their names to The OAK LEAF. 

American culture has its roots in 
many soils, and its genesis in many 
places. But if any one form of ex- 
pression may be said most truly to 
typify the American people, it would 
undoubtedly be the homely cracker- 
barrel philosophy of the New Eng- 
land vankee. So it is with special de- 
light that we greet the appearance 
SAMPLER, a book newly published 
that covers the one hundred and 
sixty-five years of existence of the 
Farmer’s Almanac, since it first ap- 
peared in 1793, “fitted” as its title 
page tells us “to the town of Boston 
but will serve for any of the adjoining 
states.” Contained in the Sampler are 
gleanings from the wit and wisdom of 
its century and a half of publication. 
In 1811 one philosopher contributed 
the following: “Do nothing in great 
haste, except catching fleas and run- 
ning from a mad dog.” And in the 
same year, some dour farmer, watch- 
ful of his good digestion remarks, 
“Do not let women fret for want of 
oven wood. I hope, too, that sister 
Tabitha will pay all attention to 
the bread trough. I cannot bear to 
eat lead and clay, when good, sweet, 
light bread is just as easily made.” 
Included, too, are the sayings of such 
noted American writers as Josh Bill- 
ings and Henry Ward Beecher. It is 
a wonderful bit of Americana that is 
sheer joy to ramble through at your 

Fourteen years ago, Ayn Rand’s 
with mixed emotions by the critics 
who reviewed it, and continued since 
then to be read, reread and praised 
by the public until it has become 
something of a modern classic. Now, 
with the appearance of her colossal 
new work (it runs to almost twelve 
hundred pages) ATLAS SHRUGGED, 
it is interesting to see what the final 
judgment will be. Panned by some 
critics, greeted as a masterpiece by 
others, it is the story of a man who 
said he would stop the motor of the 
world— and did. Some reviewers have 
compared the book to Orwell's 1984, 
others that it resembles rather Ed- 
ward Bellamy’s LOOKING BACK- 

Theresa Paula Meyer, right, recently 
reported for duty at Oak Knoll, she 
was welcomed aboard not only by the 
Commanding Officer and the Chief 
Nurse but also by her “big sister,” 
LTJG Ann Elizabeth Meyer, who has 
been on the staff since July. They are 
two of seven daughters of Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul Meyer of Perth Amboy, N.J. 
Two older sisters are registered 
nurses, and there's another coming 
up. All five have chosen St. Peters 
School of Nursing, New Brunswick, 
N.J., for their training. Oak Knoll’s 
first Miss Meyer. Ann Elizabeth, who 
has her BS degree in nursing from St. 
Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., had 
duty at Great Lakes and Tripler be- 
fore coming to Oak Knoll. Theresa 
was serving as assistant head nurse at 
New’ York Hospital Medical Center 
when she received her commission in 
July and reported to St. Albans for 

* 1 

WARD. But whatever else it is. it is 
a novel of considerable size, scop® 
and depth. Another book recently re- 
ceived and one that will bear your 
scrutiny is John Kerouac’s ON THE 
ROAD, the story of the restless 
searching youth, the “Beat” genera- 
tion, that came out of World War H. 
Jack Kerouac is the voice of this 
group and this is his novel. Along 
with these two books;, and possibly ivs 
a sort of leveler to them both, is 
Thomas Costain’s story of England | 
at the time of Magna Carta. 

Page Three 

8 November, 1957 

Navy Recommends 
Evan Wolfe For 
Service Award 

vvan Wolfe, civilian staff psycholo- 
nak Knoll since Jan.. 1950. was 
gSwitet* as one of 1. civil 

service employees recommended by 
' Navy for the Rockefeller Public 
Service Awards which will be granted 

l ?Th£e awards are given annually to 
recognize outstanding public serv- 
es rendered by career Federal serv- 
ice employees in the executive branch 

0, ^r”ved the word from 
RADM Bartholomew W. Hogan. Sur- 
£on General of the Navy, who wrote 

as follows: 

■near Mr : Wolfe: 

The Office of the Secretary of th, 
N avy has informed me that you have 
been selected as one of the eleven can - 
Mates recommended by the Navy for 

he Rockefeller Public Servue A wards 
thick are to be' granted tn Feb r , 19*8. 

I am happy to know that you have 
r eceivei this 'official recognition for 
, r fine service to the Navy Med, cal 
partment. and l want to extend my 
personal congratulations. 

v — B.W. Hogan 

. Surgeon General 

vir. Wolfe has a bachelor’s degice 
in Psychology from the University o 
Cincinnati and a Master’s from the 
University of California. 


LCDR LeBleu New Chief 

Of Operating Services 

LCDR H. .w. LeBleu has been 
named to the new Dost of Chief of 
Operating Services, and now has an 
office in the CO’s mail room. 

In his new job, he will be in charge 
the mail room, telephone exchange, 
formation desk, the laundry and 
linen service and the janitorial serv- 

- Formerly, LCDR LeBleu was Ad- 
ministrative Officer of the EST 

Red Cross Director 
Leaves Knoll To 
Take New Position 

Mrs. Kathleen Halligan, Field Di- 
rector of the Red Cross at Oak Knoll 
since June 1956, was recently trans- 
ferred to Letterman Army Hospital in 
San Francisco where she will assume 
a similar position. 

MiSs Grace Guilford arrived here 
Wednesday from duty in Germany to 
take Mrs. Halligan’s post. 

Before coming to the hospital, Mrs. 
Halligan served as field director of 
the US Army Hospital at Fort Ord, 
and had tours of duty at USNH, San 
Diego, and at Letterman. She has 
been with the Red Crass since 1942. 

A native San Franciscan, Mrs. Hal- 
ligan is'a graduate of Manhattanville 
College of the Sacred Heart, New 
York, N.Y.,.and did graduate work at 
the University of California in Berke- 

Before her departure from Oak 
Knoll, Mrs. Halligan was presented a 
letter of appreciation by the Com- 
manding Officer “for her outstanding 

1 service as a member of the hospital 


EVEN NAMES are coming in color 
these days — We’ve LT’s L. R. Brown, 
P. E. Golden and R. S. White, Med- 
ical Corps. LT Bethel Green of the 
Nurse Corps. Also LT D. C. Allred, 
staff Intern. 

England and LT Elizabeth Holland are 
staff nurses, who have undoubtedly met 
Captain Canada ... Not to be over- 
looked on the roster are LT Fred eric ka 
Raine, NC, and L I Joy Hail, MSC. 

LESS NAME: Tia, (N) (N), BM3, 
is a patient on 42A. That’s right. He’s 
just plain Tia from Samoa and 
proud of it. 

or Would it??? A young staff doctor 
recently requested permission to at- 
tend symposium at U.C. on subject 
“ Oscular Manifestations of Systemic 

mie Madden, NC, making last-minute 
plans for her 1200 wedding in the 
chapel tomorrow. She’ll become the 
bride of LTJG Robert Francke, USN, 
of NAS Moffett Field, LCDR J. L. 
Wissing officiating . . . everybody in 
commissary smoking cigars— William 
Louk, HM3, and wife Helen have an 
8 lb. 14 oz. daughter, Terecita Kath- 
leen, born here 31 October . . . Vern- 
ley Hester, HM3, and wife Marilyn 
have a 6 lb. 12 oz. daughter, Jerilyn 
Grace, born 3 Nov. at Providence Hos- 
pital . . . Local DAV Chapter 7 lining 
up a busload of patients who will be 
their guests at the Veterans Day 
Celebration in Alameda Monday . . . 
America celebrating National Cat 
Week quietly, while the world worries 
about a small dog whirling through 
outer space . . . LT's F. C. Wuest, R. 
S. White, and A. R. Ellingson going 
USN . . . LT’s Collier and Norwood 
and LTJG’s Helen LaFevers and 
Marion Brady going to sea today 
aboard the USS YANCEY . . . Ray- 
mond R. Hicks and Neva L. Martini, 
HN’s, celebrating an anniversary — 
they’ve been married two weeks . . . 
Nearly weds Darien Koser, HN, and 
Ray Gronski, HM2, planning their 
vow exchange in the chapel for 16 


Belinda Kay Love. i«- m on, hS -o,d 
NAS, Oakland, expresses her approval chapter No. 7, DAV, deliv- 
er (left) and Edmund SilvermannofOaklandC P i^ offlc( , r 

ered here this week. LT John S. Murphy Ass.stant Adrn fur . 

(right) , has 'collateral duty" as offlcer ,n charge of collecting 

nishings. — 

Patients May Attend 
Showing of 'Wonders' 

Five patients may attend the show- 
ing of "Seven Wonders of the World. ’ 
every Thursday, as guests of the 
manager of the Orpheum Theater, 
1192 Market Street in San Francisco, 
if they will contact Special Services. 
Departure time is 1300. 

Also special showings of the movie 
for servicemen and their families will 
be given at the Orpheum on the fol- 
lowing Saturdays: 23 and 30 Nov.; 
14 and 21 Dec. The movie will last 
from 1030 to 1245. 

DAV Gives Cribs, 
Playpens To Knoll 

Oakland Chapter No. 7. Disabled 
American Veterans, has presented 
Oak Knoll two new cribs and two 
playpens for use in the nursery soon 
to be established on 77B for the con- 
venience of young mothers visiting 
the hospital. 

The nursery, jointly sponsored by 
the hospital and the Berkeley Navy 
Wives’ Club, will provide a safe, con- 
venient place for mothers to stow 
their children while they obtain med- 
ical treatment or see a sick patient. 

When LT John S. Murphy, Assist- 
ant Administrative Officer, was ap- 
pointed to head a search for ised 
furnishings for the nursery, word 
reached the DAV, and they immedi- 
ately came up with the brand new 
cribs and playpens, which were fi- 
nanced by the Salvage operation the 
organization conducts in downtown 

“These are just the first install- 
ment,” Charles J. Gardner, Adjutant 
Service Officer of Oakland Chapter, 
and Edmund Silvermann, who heads 
“Operation Salvage,” told LT Murphy 
when they delivered their gift this 

20-30 Club To Sponsor 
Hunt For Knoll Patients 

The 20-30 Club of Woodland will be 
hosts to 25 patients and five staff 
members at a pheasant hunt to be 
held on 18-19 Nov., at Knight’s Land- 

The club will supply all of the nec- 
essary items — guns, shells, food, lodg- 
ings, licenses. A bus will leave the 
hospital at 1300 on the 18th and re- 
turn the following evening. 

Anyone interested should contact 
Special Services. 

LT Phyllis Taylor, head of Oak Knoll’s Central Supply Room, recently 
gave volunteer Red Cross workers from Oakland Chapter a tour of the 
facilities. Among the faithful members of the group were Mrs. Clara 
Culbert, Mrs. Tony Brown, Mrs. Lulu Webster and Mrs. Georgia Statler. For 
the past 15 years these four ladies and other members of the ARC Produc- 
tion Unit have made an average of 32,600 dressings a month from material 
supplied by the hospital. 

Tigers Hold First 
With Two Victories 
Over Cavaliers 

In the latest action in the Hus- 
band-Wife Bowling League, the Ti- 
gers held on to first place by winning 
two out of three from the second- 
place Cavaliers. After dropping the 
first game, the Tigers came back on 
John Price’s 170-494 and Doc Ben- 
net,t!s 178-531, keeping the Cavaliers 
at a safe distance. 

The Sleepers no-doze shipment 
failed to arrive and the Alley Kats 
swept three and moved into fourth 
place. John Wells was high for the 
Kats with a 141-387 series. 

The Jets suffered a flame-out and 
dropped two games to the Short- 
snorters. John Faunce of the Short- 
snorters rolled the league’s highest 
series with a 202-199-567, while Sher- 
iff McClurg led the Jets with a 167- 

Page Four 


F riday, 8 November, 1957 

Male Keglers Win* 

B fl • ■ f 

Ladies Lose Three 

The Oak 

Knoll varsity 
team took two out of three from thl 
PacHunters in their most recent 
match in 12ND bowling. The win 
gave the Knollites a five won, sevei 
lost for the season. They have taken 
the series in their last two match*? 
after dropping three to Moffett 
and two to the San Francisco iiO 

SQUEAKY DOES IIIS DUTY— Defensive Halfback Jerry "Squeaky” Honstein (22) pulls down Stockton’s C.Iovnr 
(23) after a short gain in Oak Knoll’s 46-36 conquest of the visitors in a 12ND league game. Ratliff (40) and Hawker 

(39) move across field to give Honstein an assist. 

Perkins, Mauldin Lead Hilltoppers In Wins 

Jerry O’Neill was high man with# 
201 game and 560 series. He was fol- 
lowed by Ray Gronski’s 501 series ari* 
a 500 series by Gene Lucas. 

Their hext game will be again** 
Alameda at Hunter’s Point. 

The Lady Keglers weren’t as for! 
tunate, as they lost three games to 
Moffett Field. Dorothea Gee rolled 4 
153-419. both high for the night. 1 

Over Stockton 46-36, NAS Monterey 31-12 Keb ? bs Take Fir s* 

------- 1 As Tigers Lose 

Oak Knoll’s “Touchdown Twins 
Herman Perkins and Jimmy Mauldin 
— kept the Hilltoppers in the race for 
the 12ND “B” football championship 
by leading the locals to victories over 
Stockton, 46-36, and Monterey, 31-12. 

Today the Knollites will meet the 
San Francisco Marines here in their 
last game of the season at 1500. 

In the two games Perkins scored 
five touchdowns and Mauldin four, 
for a grand total of 54 points between 

The most recent wins upped the 

moved the ball to the Stockton 30 but took over when a mix up in signals 

failed to get a first down on a fourth lost any chance for a first down. At 

and two situation. But two plays later 
they were in business when Ratliff 
intercepted on the OK 10 killing a 
deep drive. Perkins then put the Hill- 
toppers into a 6-0 lead by going 70 
yards from scrimmage with his usual 
display of open field running. 

Eight plays later Glassman tied the 
score at 6-6 on a 30 yard jaunt as the 
first quarter drew to a close. 

In the second quarter an intercep- 
tion gave Stockton the ball on the 

season’s record to four wins against OK 15 but the defense held and in 
two losses and put the Knollites back four plays the Knollites had moved 

in contention after two consecutive 

While Perkins and Mauldin spent 
their time scoring almost at will they 
were backed up by the defense’s im- 
proved tackling and pass coverage, 
led by Jerry Marvel, Cecil Bledsoe, 
Dave Alba and Jerry Honstein. 

Monterey Win Easy 

The Monterey game proved to be a 
soft touch for the Knollites who led 
all through the game even though 
they had four touchdowns called 

The first time Oak Knoll had the 
ball, Perkins raced 55 yards into pay- 
dirt for a 6-0 lead. A few minutes later 
Mauldin, throwing out of the half- 
back slot, passed 20 yds, to Cecil Bled- 
soe for another score. Perkins’ extra 
point made it 13-0. 

Monterey then closed the margin to 
13-6, but on the last play of the half 
Perkins cut around end for 30 yards, 
giving his team a 19-6 half time lead. 

Monterey struck back on a pass in- 
terception in the third quarter, cut- 
ting the lead to 19-12. The hosts then 
kicked off to Perkins who moved up 
field and lateraled to Mauldin, who 
fumbled the ball in his own end zone, 
picked it up, and wound up in paydirt 
after covering the 80 yard field in a 
few moments. OK — 25, M — 12. 

The final tally of the game came on 
a 25 yard pass from QB Dave Burke 
to Perkins running the score to 31-12. 

Against Stockton the Hilltoppers 
took a hard earned victory by coming 
from behind twice after seeing their 
early margins wiped out. 

First Half 

Oak Knoll kicked off to Stockton 
who punted to the OK 18 after failing 
to gain in three tries. The Knollites 

the ball to the opponent’s 18. before 
being penalized back to the 23. From 
that point QB Bill Brown arched a 
pass to Jordan in the end zone for 
six. Hanna’s conversion made it 14-6. 

Immediately after the kickoff, a de- 
fensive lapse allowed the visitors to 
score on a 65 yard pass to Carroll. Van 
Reese’s conversion made it 14-14. 

Nat Tolivar gave the locals a 20-14 
lead on a one yard plunge, but with 
23 seconds remaining in the half 
Hartman ran 65 yards to tie the score 
at 20 all. Van Reese’s conversion gave 
Stockton a 22-20 lead as the half 

The touchdown spree was halted in 
the third quarter as neither team was 

this point the defense, paced by Mar- 
vel and Honstein, held the visitors at 
the 19 yard stripe, but Oak Knoll 
fumbled on the ten and lost the ball. 

Stockton made good use of their 
second gift and took a 28-20 lead 
when Hartman plunged one yard, 
early in the fourth quarter. 

Mauldin made it 28-26 on a 52-yard 
run and a few minutes later scored 
another on a 60-yard play, giving an 
exhibition of hard running. He 
started around his own left, shook off 
a tackier and after finding himself 
trapped, reversed his field and went 
the remaining distance with ease. 
Hanna’s conversion upped the score 
to 34-28. 

From then on the Knollites were 
unbeatable. Cecil Bledsoe, a defensive 
standout in every game, plucked off a 
Stockton pass at midfield and re- 
turned it to the 12 before being tack- 
led. It was all Perkins needed, and 
he finished the job scoring on an end 
sweep. Score: OK — 40, S — 28. 

But Stockton wasn’t through as 
Glassman broke into the clear on the 
kickoff and wasn't stopped until Per- 
kins caught him on the 12. 

Two plays later Glassman Scored 
and Stockton was trailing 40-34 with 


The Kebobs moved back into first 
place in the Men’s Handicap Bov.i- 
ing League by sweeping three gam* 
from the Night Riders while tin T 1 ! 
league-leading Tigers lost two to the ; i 
lowly Hookers and fell into secona 

In winning all three games, tlV 
Kebobs rolled the highest games ol • 
the season with an 890 and 8|J 
scratch for a 2,438 scratch series. 1 

Lucas of the Hookers and O’Neill * 
of the Kebobs dueled for high gains 
and series, with Lucas winning on a 
224 game and a 568 series. O’Neils’ - 
was close with a 224-551. 

There were no other 200 game# 
rolled, but Coy Boyd hit a 199 good 
for a 510 series, while John Lalla of 
the Hookers had the dubious distinct, i 
tion of rolling a 78. a new low in 
league play. 

Life is a tragedy for 
feel, and a comedy for 
think — La Bruyere. 



who ’ 

able to score. Perkins moved the ball 30 seconds left in the game. The Per- 

to the Stockton 37 before a poor 
handoff lost five yards. Brown passed 
nine yards to the 30, but his fourth 
down pass was knocked down. 

Stockton couldn’t move either and 
punted to the OK 9 After Oak Knoll 
moved the ball to the 22, Stockton 

kins-Mauldin offensive show went 
into operation and got another 
touchdown in two plays. 

Perkins returned the kickoff 40 
yards to midfield and his sidekick 
went the other 40 on the last play of 
the game. 

Speedy Herman Perkins (31) moves past teammate Nat Tolivar (on 
ground) towards Stockton’s goal as Cecil Bledsoe (27) and Bill Brown (29) 
move up to block the two Stockton defenders, Eldred (12) and Willingham 
( 10 ). 

Insanity in individuals is something 
rare — but in groups, parties, nation* 
and epochs it is the rule. — Nietzche. 


Tonight, 8 November 

TIN STAR— Henry Fonda, Anthony Pe 
kins. Two good actors should make 
tale of the west at least bearable., 

Saturday, 9 November 
Jeanne Crain. The heroine is very lo\ 
and will be well protected by gunslingi 

Sunday, 10 November 
Jack Lemmon, Ilar-dc-har-har. For am 
unbiased opinion check the Jennings Ra’ 

Monday, 11 November 
Johnson, Vera Miles. Blind novelist 
mystery without Sgt. Friday, or Rin Ti“ 

Tuesday, 12 November 

BOMBERS B-52 — Dean Jagger, Natal t 
Wood, or the “Life and Love of An 
cient Birdman.” 

Wednesday, 13 November 
(URL CAN’T HELP IT- Jayne Mansi 
Tom Ewell. A clown and a comic 
the billing. 

Thursday. 14 November 
THE PERSUADERS — James Craig. R« 
ductio ad absurdum. Plus BLACK I*OI 

Friday, 14 November 
HEAR ME GOOD Yes. Chief. Phis >J 

Saturday, 16 November 
Billy Vessels and Claude Curry’s 



56 Staff Members 

Miss- Grace Guilford 

New ARC Director j 
Reports to Knoll 

Miss Grace Guilford became the 
new field director of the American 
Red Cross at U.S Naval Hospital, 

Oak Knoll, when she recently re- 
cced Mrs. Kathleen Halligan, who 
was transferred to Lftterman Army 
Hospital. San Francisco. 

, ,Miss Guilford comes to Oak Knoll 
after spending two years as field di- 
5 /actor of the 98th General Hospital, 
United States Army, at Neubrucke, 

Before duty in Germany, she was 
field director at U.S. Naval Hospital, 
San Diego, from 1953-55 and held a 
similar position at Letterman from 

A native of Minnesota, she has a 
bachelor’s degree from Macallester 
'College. St. Paul, and attended the 
University of Minnesota. Social work 
and social work administration are 
her specialties. She has been with 
Red Cross for 12 years. 10 of which 
1 have been spent in hospital service. 

Advance in Rate 

Fifty-six members of the hospital 
staff will be advanced in rate 1 Dec. 
after successfully completing the ad- 
vancement exams given in August. 

Gary Despiegler, HM2, was the 
only Knollite advanced to HM1, while 
14 were advanced to HM2. 

Advanced to second class were: 
Gerald Laitinen, DT3, and HM3’s 
James Collier, William Chappell, 
James Graves, Larry Johnson, Mar- 
shon King, Oscar Lowe, Charles Mer- 
rill. Michael MacIntyre, Theodore 
Riddle, Paul Standard. Howard Troy, 
Robert Thom, and Robin Tahar. 

Promoted to third class were: HN's 
Edward Anderson, Jerome Archam- 
bault, Gary Andersen, Paul Arm- 
strong, John Brown, William Bur- 
rows. Cecil Barnes, Richard Barnes, 
Carolee Critser, Billy Corbin. Harvey 
Clark, Gerald Dover. Thomas Daugh- 
erty, Boine Fuller, Gilbert Gergen, 
William Godfrey. Myma Hynd, Ray- 
mond Hicks. Robert Hrbacek, How- 
ard Johnson, Jerold Marvel, Philip 
Magnusson. Ludvina Machado, Law- 
rence Noriega, Jerry Roszman, Law- j 
rence Severson, Simon Sanders, Ger- 
ald Sasser, Doran Slater, Ronald 
Stalker, Donald Sharp, Sue Snyder, 
Frank Sobieski, Houston Tyner, 
James Thomas, Edmunde Weitzeil, 
Jon Winter, Donald Winsor, Gary 
Winningham and C. E. Eckl, JOSN, 


Families of Ex-Navymen 
No Longer Get Medicare 

In accordance with current direc- 
tives, dependents of discharged or re- 

N eased members of the Naval Service 
ire no longer eligible for dependent 
medical care, inpatient or outpatient. 

Should the sponsor of a dependent 
receiving inpatient care in this hos- 
pital be discharged from or separated 
, Jfrom the Naval S' rvice. the status of 
the dependent shall be promptly 1 
changed from that of Dependent to 
that of Civilian 'Humanitarian, Non- 
indigent, and subject to a charge of 
S19.25 for each subsequent hospital 
day. Should undue hardship result, 
the classification may be modified to 
that of Civilian Humanitarian, In- 
• digent. 

— Associated Press Newsphoto 

the world are CAPT Joseph M. and his wife Dorry, who began their 
tour of duty here in mid-September when the captain reported as Chiet 
Preventive Medicine and head of the EST School. 

Captain Coppoletta Tells Story 
Of Life (and Wife) in Naples 

CAPT Joseph M. Coppoleta, Chief of the Preventive Medicine Service 
and head of the EST School here, avers that if he has any claim to dis- 
tinction, it is his wife, Dorry: but the records show that each has made 
his mark in this world— particularly in Italy and the Mediterranean area, 
where the captain was on the staff of COMSUBCOMNELM COMHED- 
SUPPACT just before coming to Oak Knoll. (This alphabetical phe- 
nomenon, for the benefit of the unschooled, means Commander, Subor- 

i — ♦dinate Command, Eastern Atlantic 

jyigcJ Library R©C©iv©S and Mediterranean. Command Head- 

10,000th Volume Quarters Support Activity.) 

„, ,, . . The former Cliffside Park. New 

Oak Knoll s Medical Library, locat- T , . . . , _ 

, , * „„ . „ Jersey, doctor, a graduate of Cor- 
ed topside in the Mam Building, re- .. L. . .. . . . . . 

c . . .. . nnnni . , nell University, received his MD at 

cently received its 10,000th volume— __ . L ’ _ . , , . . 

*, „ „ ., . _ Harvard Medical School and his 

"Atlas of Eye Surgery” by R. Town- - „ _ ... 

ley Paten. M.D.. F.A.C.S. This figure Master of Public Health degree at 

includes the department libraries. 0 ns op ins ' 

Pansatyrus, one of three belonging to 
Captain and Mrs. Carr, will entertain 
dependent children at the Christmas 
party on 23 Dec. in the Main Audi- 
torium. Any resemblance between 
this anthropoid ape and a popular 
rock n’ roll star is not mere coinci- 
dence for this intelligent little fellow 
may be an ancestor. All followers of 
the Darwinian theory will be admit- 
ed to the act free. 

(Story on Page 3) 

In 1947, when Mrs. Louise F. Ban*, 
medical librarian, came to Oak Knoll, 
the hospital had only 1,200 volumes 
(books and medical journals*. 

On the library’s shelves are vol 

During the past eight years Dr 
Coppoletta has had duty with Com- 
NavFe, in charge of a medical unit 
aboard a laboratory ship in Japan 
and Korea; at BuMed, and in Na- 
ples, where he was in command of 

urns on the diversified branches ot the Nav >" s Preventive Medicine 

medicine, a small collection of medl- ° nit N°: Seven ’ which was commis- 
, , . . . , . r - sioned to operate officially under 

cal novels and biographies of famous NATO command last Mav 

men in the medical field, all closely 

watched over by the portrait of a 
crusty Oliver Wendell Holmes, the 
I New England physician-author. 

Although our unit was based on 
land, the zone under our control 

(Continued on Page 3) 

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Vol. 19 

Friday, 22 November, 1957 



nfT f t p e J P gr ! ms is one of hist ory’s mighty epics. The magnitude 1 

their accomplishments is a tribute to their personal attributes and rep- 
resents a testament of hope for humanity. Historians have been awed by 
beir achievements, and future generations have been inspired. But it must 
c remembered that their triumphs were not easy or swift The banners of 

progress are usually stained with mud and blood. They surmounted obsta- BAB . BLLE AND ,>INK ribbon cutting was a little out of the COs 
cles that tested physical endurance and challenged spiritual power Their v Uh JP* ^* , I stance of lMrs - Harr > C. Deiss, Jr., President 0 f 

mission succeeded because they had qualities essential to pioneers in every i ^ ke ' ey Na y y ' V,ves c,ub No - 16 °- hc officially opened the hospital nurserv 
field of endeavor: faith and courage. Saturday afternoon. 

The Pilgrims proved that the greatest force of all is devotion to God. 
Their unity of purpose Was rooted in a strong conscience. They withstood 
assault against their faith since they were aware that the strongest bul- 
wark of decency is a fervent allegiance to religion. And they buttressed 
their principles with deeds. 

From this stalwart band of pioneers a very important lesson can be 
learned. Here we see the efficacy of faith in God. in self and in others. 
Their courage, determination, loyalty and unification of purpose proved 
that they lived up to the courage of their convictions. And immediately 
following the initial harvest, they were most lavish in their praise and 
thanks to Almighty God. 

Despite the fact that cohditions abroad leave much to be desired in the 
way of stability and security, Xhe American people pause to give thanks to 
God for His manifold blessings and favors as they celebrate another Thanks- 
giving Day. Still our gratitude to God must not be limited in its expression 
to any one day, for to no Nation on the face ofthe earth has He been so 
good as to ours. Great has been His mercy, and great has been His bounty. 

Whatever we may find inadequate, insufficient and undesirable in our 
social, economic and political life, one needs very little knowledge concern- 
ing the rest of the world to know how well off we really are. Our country 
is still strong, great, prosperous and free. We are able to take care of our 
own problems reasonably well and to help carry the burdens for a large 
part of the world as well. 

That we, as a Nation, are still free while so many peoples live in slavery 
and under oppression and tyranny, is a distinct blessing from God. It is 
likewise a great blessing from Him that the greatest freedom we enjoy is 
that which enables us openly and without restraint to give Him the honor, 
worship and thanksgiving which is His due. 

Our abundance and our freedom are certainly beyond our deserving. A 
Nation in which so many people acknowledge no religious affiliation what- 
soever should, by human standards at least, have no special claim on God’s 
beneficience. Yet, God does continue to bless us and, for mysterious pur- 
pose and designs of His all-wise Providence, to shower us with His blessings. 
It is well that we are thankful. 

LCDR RAYMOND J. TALTY, Catholic Chaplain 

CDR Paul Morton Reports from Guam 
For Duty as Knoll's Senior Chaplain 

CDR Paul Morton, CHC. recently 
reported to duty as Oak Knoll’s Sen- 
ior Chaplain, replacing LCDR George 
L. Martin who was transferred to the 

A veteran of 15 years in the Navy 
with almost 10 years of sea duty. CDR 
Morton came from Guam, where he 
was attached to the island’s naval air 

Other tours of duty have taken 
him to all points in the Pacific Area. 
During World War II. he served 
aboard transport ship', spent three 
years in Tsingtu, China, had duty 
with the Coast Guard in Boston and 
was aboard the USS ESSEX during 
the Korean War. 

Chaplain Morton is a graduate of 
! the University of Louisville and 
Louisville Presbyterian Seminary 
and is now a “native” San Fran- 

Pay Schedule 

Monday, 2 December Officer and staff- 
en listed personnel. 

Thursday, 5 December Patient-enlisted 1 

Monday, 16 December Officer and staff- 
enlisted personnel. 

W ednesday, IK December Patient enlisted I 

Saturday Tea Opens 
New Tots' Nursery 

A Saturday tea marked the open- 
ing and dedication of Oak Knoll’s 
new tots’ nursery adjoining the Pedi- 
atric Clinic on Ward 77A. 

Some forty members of the Berke- 
ley Navy Wives’ Club No. 160. co- 
sponsors with the hospital, were pres- 
ent to inspect the new “installation” 
where mothers may leave their chil- 
dren while they see a doctor or while 
they take another child to the clinic. 

Mrs. Harry C. Deiss, Jr., president 
of the Berkeley Navy Wives, and Ad- 
miral Owsley opened the nursery 
with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, fol- 
lowing an invocation by LTJG Carl 
Ruud. CHC. 

Mi's. Owsley and Mrs. T. Earle 
Hipp. sponsors of the Berkeley Wives’ 
Club, presided at the tea tables. 

The nursery is open Monday 
through Friday from 0800 to 1600 
with two attendants on duty. A very 
small fee is charged for each child. 



H h RE l HANKFUL — for people * l 
liffe LC I)R Florence Frazier and all the 
folks in OT and PT who gave, 100%, to ■ m 
the United Crusade . . . for paydays and 
holidays . . .‘for LT John Murphy , wk i-* • v 
announces the phone number for the ft* * 
new nursery is 543— or if you cant rr-l 
member that , just dial KID ... /or th' \ 
ray of sunshine lighting the cross on 
chapel spire . . . fer Gray Ladies and 
Officers' Wives who'll wrap Christmas ' 
tiackafles for patients and staff . . . for 
ood health and a little wealth . . . for 
Notre Dame's win over Oklahoma . . . w i 
for forward-looking Don Chandler .* 
Herb Lay, Larry Severson, and Sten r , 
Boykin, rushing the season by selling 
Yule trees 300 yards from the Main L * 
(wate ( turn left as you leave) and prom~m ” 
i sing free mistletoe to all tree buyersm 
. . . for the catalpa tree dmbhing its J * 
big yellow leaves in front of Bldg. 133 I 
. . . for OT's Ray Butler, who's made tf*l 
rooster , lamb, turkey, and MotkerW’ * 
Goose knows what, to decorate the i 

Dave Alba, HIM2, recently received 
an All-Star certificate from the 12ND 
after being named to the first nine 
in softball this past summer. He cov- 
ered center field for the hospital 
team and for Special Services in the 
Intramural Softball League. During 
the fall, he played halfback 
Hilltoppcr football squad. 

■ nursery . . . for friends . . . TV and rad'u*% 
and George Gobel's description of the 
Edsel — a Mercury sucking a lemon . . . I 
the Veteran Hospitals' Christmas Com- If, 
mittee . . . Special Services . . . for 
j CAPT L. E. Potter, who'll head an 
outdoor tree committee, and his assist- 
ants, CDR Lila Suiter, CDR R. C. 

\\ Jaquess, LCDR Leonard Burr, and * 
Richard Sheldon, electrician ... for 1 
children — especially Paul Joseph 
Benoit , who arrived on 6 Nov. at the 
home of LT Frederick Benoit , MC, and 
his wife Marybelle . . . John Andrew , 
Burr, born 7 Nov. to LT John Burr, 
MC, and his wife Katharine . . . and ^ 
Beth Giles, who was welcomed aboard 
on 12 Nov. by LT Norman Giles, DC, 
and his wife Dorothy .• . . For LT H. C. 
Gibbons and his staff — already organ- 
izing for a Thanksgiving feast that Wm 
include roast tom turkey, giblet gravy^ 
dressing, cranberry sauce, baked ham 

Hawaiian, glazed yams , mince pie, ice 
on the cream , a dozen other things . . . 

Turns and sodium bicarbonate . . . 

iday» 22 Noveniber, 1957 


Page Three 

Three Chimpanzees 
To Entertain Kids 
At Christmas Party 

Captain and Mrs. Carr of Holly- 
wood and the "Three Little Carrs' 
wUl entertain Oak Knoll s dependent 
children (ages 6 months to 10 years) 
with a program of stunts, piano and 
uuitar recitals, and bedlam in general 
the Children’s Christmas Party on 
Monday. 23 Dec., in the Main Audi- 

tC> Cartoons will be shown from 1330 
to 1400 and from 1400 to 1430 the 
himpanzees will give their show, 
'ollowing the chimps will be Santa 
ilaus and a bag full of Christmas 


Westerners to Play 
At EM Staff Dance 

“CurleV” Gold and his westei n 
tiusic makers will set a “Harvest 
, i0 on” theme at the EM Club dance 
„ night from 2000 to 2400. A door 
prize will be awarded and a buffet 
dinner will be served. 

iiobert Ellis, HM1, manager of the 
club, said the new "Pizza to Go” 
Tvice may be used by patients who 
ay call in their orders to Ext. 448 

Richards Honored 
Before Discharge 

Before being discharged from the 
Navy, David K. Richards, HN, was 
presented a Letter of Commendation 
for his performance of duty in the 
> 'pediatric Clinic from 3 Sept., 1955, 
o 8 Nov., -1957. 

“During this period you have con- 
istently given your very best efforts 
to each phase of your work and have 
given unstintingly of your own time 
over and above the normal working 
hours in order to complete the many 
details involved in your assignment,” 
thg CO's letter said. 

A resident of Riverside, Calif., 
Richards plans to attend college 
upon his return home. 

Lady Knollites to Start 
Basketball on I I Dec. 

Oak Knoll's Lady Basketball team 
will open its ten-game schedule on 
11 Dec. at Moffett Field. Their first 
home game will be on 15 Jan. against 
the San Francisco Marines. 

Coppolettas Kept Busy 
Durinq Overseas Duty 

(Continued from Page 1) 
reached from England to the Mid- 
dle East. Our major customer was 
the U. S. Sixth Fleet, with 25,000 
men aboard 50 to 60 units. For them 
and thousands of their dependents 
the Prev e n t i v e Medicine Unit, 

< hrough conferences, films, and post- 
ers, teaches methods of health pro- 
tection and eliminates possibilities 
of infection. Included in our unit’s 
territory were 90 American Military 
ports,” the captain said in an inter- 
view this week. “We even had a fly- 
ing group prepared to take off in- 
stantly whenever a problem arose.” 

Last August when Dr. Coppoletta 
was preparing to return to the States 
for reassignment to Oak Knoll, he 
wanted to do something for Naples’ 
Casa Materna Orphanage — a place 
that had impressed him because of 
the cheerfulness of the children and 
staff, despite lack of suitable equip- 
ment. Because of his wish to help 
them and to cement the warm 
friendship that already exists be- 
tween the United States and the 
land of his birth, Dr. Coppoletta do- 
nated $1500 worth of equipment to 
the orphanage— equipment he had 
collected during his years of private 
Dractice — a diathermy machine, op- 
erating chair and operating table, 
an X-ray treatment machine — all of 
which orphanage directors described 
as the finest gifts Casa Materna had 
ever received. 

While her husband was busy teach- 
ing people how to keep well, Mrs. 
Coppoletta was finding innumerable 
opportunities for worthwhile per- 
sonal activity. A graduate of Co- 
lumbia University’s School of Jour- 
nalism, with experience in TV. wom- 
en’s magazine writing, and advertis- 
ing, she was in great demand among 
women’s groups in Italy. She became 
a member of the board of American 
Women’s Activities in Europe, and 
when that organization held its 18th 
annual conference at Berchtesgad- 
en, Germany — Hitler’s once famous 
retreat — she was the official repre- 
sentative of 6,000 American military 
and civilian wives in Italy: As pub- 
licity chairman, she funneled stories 
to U. S. news media as well as to 
the European press, and at the con- 
ference she delivered the greetings 
of Mrs. Clare Booth Luce, then U. 
S. Ambassador to Italy. 




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WORLD IN 80 DAYS (with furs and 
fashions) Officers’ Wives (above) en- 
countered this London bobby, who 
assisted them as they stepped down 
from the platform on which they 
displayed the latest in ladies’ apparel. 
Models included, left to right, Mrs. 
Lemuel T. Moorman, Mrs. Leo R. 
Brown, Mrs. John D. Boland, and 
LTJG Marilyn Walker of the Nurse 
Corps. The bobby bore a surprisingly 
close resemblance to LT Carl F. ')in- 
widdie. At right Mrs. John L. Young 
models one of the many attractive 
dresses provided for the show by the 
William Silva Shop of Montclair. The 
furs were from Curtis F. Stewart Fur 
Company of San Francisco. The 
fashion show followed a dinner at 
which wives entertained their hus- 
bands on 8 November. 

Jewish Chaplain to Visit 
Hospital on Thursdays 

LTJG Aaron Krauss, CHC, will 
come to the hospital every Thursday 
for consultations with staff members 
and patients who are of the Jewish 
faith. Anyone wishing to contact 
Chaplain Krauss should call the 
Chaplain’s office in 67A. 

United Crusade Ends 

The United Crusade campaign has 
officially closed at Oak Knoll, but 
CAPT J. D. Walters, chairman, has 
asked the few' stragglers to turn in 
the remaining envelopes as soon as 

A report on the drive will be issued 
in the near future. 



Tonight. 22 November 

* Scott, Valerie French.* Excellent ! 

Saturday. 23 November 
Reagan, Nancy Davis. Wonderful! 

Sunday, 24 November 
SAD SAC K Jerry Lewis. Marvelous ! 

Monday, 25 November 
Slicree North, Betty G table. Stupendous ! 
Tuesday. 26 November 
J 11 AT FI L OF RAIN Eva Marie Saint, 
1 Don Murray. Remarkable! 

Wednesday, 27 November 
‘SUIT — Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones. 
T rexnendous ! 

Thursday, 28 November 
MIL HARD MAN Guy Madison, Valerie 
French. Unforgettable! 

. _ Friday, 29 November 

\Ll, MINE TO GIVE — Glynis Johns, 
Cameron Mitchell, Delightful! 

Saturday. 30 November 
* June Russell, Richard Egan. Impossible! 

Eight corpsmen and one corpswave received their certificates of instruction after completing: the 14-month 
Blood Bank and Clinical Laboratory School. They are (top row, left to right) Joseph Liles, HN; James Juniel, 
HM3; Rodney Hanson, MM3; Theodore Sperling, HM2; Margaret Miller, HM3; David Powell, HM3; Joseph Mon- 
drick, HN; Richard Jeffreys, HM3; William Chappe 1, HM3. In the front row (left to right) are Marshall Edwards. 
HMC, instructor; CAPT Hugh V. O’Connell, Chief, Pathology Service; RADM J. Q. Owsley, Commanding Officer 
and speaker at the exercises; CDR Lila Suiter, laboratory officer. 

Page Four 

— — OAK LEAF r . , 

_ f mm Hi - — Fndory. 22 Novemb er. 1957 

° k Kno to Hos L Basketbal1 Tournament Tomorrow 

Big: Nat I olivar is brought down by a San Francisco Marine defender 
alter picking up a first down in the Hilltoppers’ last game of the season. 
I he winless Marines picked up their first victory of the season by bouncing 
Oak Knoll 33-18 in a 12NI) “B** football game. 

Hilltoppers Lose Final Game 33-18 
To Cellar-dwelling Marine Team 

Boxers Lose First Fo «»* Teams to Play 
Match; Taylor In One-Day Tourney 

# Four teams will play In Oo.k Knolls 

Only Winner 

Bobby Taylor 

first Invitational Basketball Tourna 
was Oak Knoll's tomorrow in the hospital gym. 

o„,v winner in L boxin, SEi ; P or? 

champions, Naval ' Communication 


a TKO in the second round, at <* 
12ND smoker held at Alameda. 

His teammates — Ernie Mendez. 
Earnest Russell, Harrell McAdoo. 
Houston Tyner, Gerald Graham, 
Vernon Childs, lost in their first 
fights despite their aggressiveness. 

team coach, said inexperience 

Station, NSC, Oakland, and the hosts, 
who finished second behind Port Chi- 

The first game will start at 1300 
and the second will be played imme- 
diately afterwards. Saturday evening 
the consolation game will start at 
Johnson, 1730 followed by the championship 
was game at 2000 . 


the great handicap and said he stifi 1 Preparing for the tournament 

2 JV bSJ Coach Dick Walton ’ s crew has been 
and Ught -heavy , playing a series of exhibition games 
against Navy, semipro and inde- 

(165 - 178 lbs.) divisions. 

The fighters worked on their tim- 
ing and counter punching before 
meeting Stockton in their bout late 
this week. 

The San Francisco Marines won 
their first and only game of the sea- 
son but it was the one ending any 
hopes the Oak Knoll Hilltoppers had 
for a share of the 12ND "B" foot- 
ball title. 

The cellar-dwelling Marines 
watched the Knollites go down to a 
33-18 defeat in their final game of the 
season. Instead of ending the season 
with a fine record of five wins and 
two losses. Oak Knoll was forced to 
accept a so-so 4-3 record, and third 
place in the “B” loop. 

Marines Surprise 

Oak Knoll started as if it would 
be an afternoon of fun but the visit- 
ing six-time losers had different 
plans. On the second play from 
scrimmage quarterback Jerry Hon- 
stein threw a short pass to Herman 
Perkins on the SF 35 and Perkins ran 
the remaining distance for a short- 
lived 6-0 lead 

The Marines moved to the OK 37 
and in another drive charged to the 
OK 10 before a 15-yard penalty 
stopped them. The Hilltoppers start- 
ed a mild threat later in the first 
period. After Perkins took a punt on 
his own 35. Nat Tolivar gained five, 
and Cecil Bledsoe carried to the 30 
on a reverse. QB Dave Burke’s pass 
was intercepted by George on the 12 
as the Marines started to move. 

Vadjek rushed to the 23, Copus 
added 12 more before Barker passed 
to Vaughn for a touchdown. Vaughn’s 
extra point gave the Marines a 7-6 

After Tolivar stopped the next Ma- 
rine drive by smearing Vaughn for a 
loss, Perkins moved the ball to the 
SF 28 but a fourth-down pass by 
Honstein was incomplete. 

The Marines had to punt and Dave 
Alba returned it 14 yards to mid- 
field. Perkins lost six on a reverse but 
Tolivar and Alba moved the ball to 
the SF 21 for a first down. Burke then 
overthrew Bledsoe, Honstein passed 
for only two yards, Alba carried to 
the 12 and on fourth down Honstein 


down when Vaughn scored from 
yards out. Parsons’ conversion made 
it 15-6. 

A Perkins fumble on the SF 18 
ended Oak Knoll’s chances as the 
first half ended. 

Second Half 

Alba kicked off to open the second 
half and Copus returned it to the 24. 
On a fourth and four play, Thomas 
got a first down on the OK 37 but a 
15-yard penalty set the Marines back. 
However, within four plays Oak Knoll 
was penalized 30 yards, 15 of them 
coming on an unbelievable decision, 
and the visitors found themselves in 
scoring position on the OK 13. Vad- 
jek smashed to the nine and the SF 
center Carland scored on the next 
play. The scoring play was protested 
as being illegal since there was doubt 
the quarterback had full possession 
of the ball before he handed it to 
Carland. It was ruled a touchdown 
and the conversion gave SF a 23-6 

Following the kickoff, Perkins and 
Tolivar carried the ball to the SF 27. 
Burke passed to Bledsoe on the 20 
but Oak Knoll was penalized back 
to the 38. Burke then connected with 
Tolivar who went for six points. Oak 
Knoll trailed 23-12 when Hanna 
failed to convert. 

The Marines charged to the OK 1 
but failed to score. Tolivar picked up 
one yard before Burke fell on his own 
fumble in the end zone for a safety, 
increasing the margin to 25-12 in 
favor of the visitors. 

The Marines made it 33-12 when 
Patino scored on a pass and the op- 
ponents converted. 

With less than four minutes re- 
maining, Neil Smith set up the Knoll- 
ites’ last touchdown by recovering a 
fumble on the 30. Alba passed to 
Bledsoe who was dropped on the five. 
Tolivar lost seven yards but Perkins 
scored on an end sweep, cutting the 
margin to 33-18. 

An on-side kick by Alba was re- 
covered by Jim Thomas on the 34, 
giving Oak Knoll possession. Burke 
passed to Perkins to the SF 37 but 

Kebobs Hold First 
In Men's Bowling 

The rampaging Kebobs increased 
their lead to four and one half games 
in the Men’s Handicap Bowling 
League by sweeping three games 
from the runner-up Tigers. 

Meanwhile the third-place Jaw- 


breakers lost two to the Night Riders 
and the last-place Hookers won two ten straight points and a 78-60 lead 

pendent fives. 

In their most recent contest, tin ‘ 
Knollites dropped an 88-66 decision 
to the Alameda Hellcats. Center Jim 
Littlejohn, a 6' 8" giant, led the scor- V f 
ing with 22 points, followed by D 01 . 
Chandler’s 14, and 11 by Matt Gul- 
lion. Littlejohn, an expert goal tend- 
er, and Bob Leak were high in re- 

Oak Knoll led until the closing mo- 
ments of the first half and went to 
the dressing rooms trailing 43-38. The 
game was also close in the second 
half until Alameda broke it open with 

from the 8 -Balls. 

Jerry O’Neill and Ed Bush of the 
Kebobs teamed up to roll the high 
series of the evening, with O’Neil 
bowling a 204 game for a 536 series 
and Bush rolling a 535 series Other 
500 series were rolled by Lucas of the 
Hookers with a 523 and Norm Giles’ 
505 for the Night Riders. 

The 8 -Balls’ Clixby broke the 
league’s low record of 78, held by 
John Lalla, by rolling an unbeliev- 
able 76. 

In the previous week, the Kebobs 
won two from the Jaw Breakers as 

In a previous game the Knollites had- 
edged the Hellcats 46-45.' 

Truckers Too Much 

The Los Angeles-Seattle Truckers, 
an exceptionally strong semipro out 
fit, defeated the hospital five by mar- 
gins of 93-57 and 124-81, a new recor> 
in scoring at Oak Knoll. Don Chand- 
ler led his team with 20 points in the 
first game and Russ Bates canned 24 
in the second. 

In their only easy victory of the 
year. Oak Knoll trounced the First 
Presbyterian Church of Oakland. 



the contending Tigers lost two to the 86-31. Russ Bates was high scorer 
Night Riders and the Hookers took ■ with 26 points. 

two from the 8 -Balls. 

Jerry O'Neill led the Kebobs with 
a '221-532 followed by teammates 
Jim Kellners’ 199-502 and Gene Ear- 
hart with a 499 series. 

Coach Walton has also fielded a 
“C” team to play in the Oakland City 
League and another junior varsity 
team that will play every Tuesday 
night until 20 Jan. 

was flattened while trying to pass, his next pass was intercepted as the 
The Marines got their second touch- game ended. 

Harold Asplund, one of the NBC’s top bowler-instructors, shows (left to 
right) CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Jr., Executive Oflicer; Gerald Tinner. 
HM2; Harry McClurg, HMC; Fred Moorehcad, HM2, manager of the alios, 
and Ralph Gorham. AN. the proper “strike’’ method. This is Mr. Asplund s 
second visit to Oak Knoll in recent months. 

■ GEN Sams to Talk 
To EST Graduates 
Next Tuesday 


BRIGEN Crawford F. Sams, 
tired army doctor now serving as con- 
sultant on the biomedical effects of 
radiation for U.C. will be the speaker 
when 29 members of Class 26 are 
graduated from the EST School next 
Tuesday at 1400 in the auditorium 
above the Dental Clinic. 

Members of the staff are invited to 
attend the ceremonies and hear the 
address of General Sams, whose mili- 
tary career has been a> colorful as 
the chestful of ribbons he wears in 
the photo at right. 

With a BS in psychology from U 
C., General Sams enlisted as a pri- 
vate in a California National Guard 
infantry unit in 1922, was commis- 
sioned a year later and transferred 
to field artillery. He resigned to get 
his MS and MD at Washington Uni- 
versity. St. Louis, Mo., and 'shortly 
was back in the Bay Area interning 
at Letterman Army Hospital. 

After being both student an H in - 
structor at the Medical Field S .ace 
School at Carlisle Barracks. Carlisle, 
Pennsylvania, he embarked on a pre- 
ventative medicine course that was 
to take him around the globe. He 
served in Panama. At Ft. Benning, 

Major General Sekizo Kimbara, Commandant, Japan Ground Self-De- Ga„ he became one of the first para- 
fense Forces Medical Field Service School, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, in- chuting doctors in the army. During 

BRIGEN Crawford F. Sams 

• spec ts the artificial arm of LT Irene W. Broker, a member of the Oak Knoll 
nursing staff. Miss Broker, who lost her arm following a car accident, is now 
on limited duty here. With General Kimbara are CAPT Thomas J. Canty, 
Chief of Amputee Service, and Esther Arp, Secretary. While at the hospital, 
MAJGEN Kimbara, and CAPT James K. Arima, MSC, USA, were given a 
tour of the facilities. 

World War II he was chief Surgeon, 
U. S. Army Forces, Middle East, aft 
er which he returned to the states 

to the Medical Field Service School 
as director of the Department of Mil- 
itary Art (Tactics, Techniques, and 

Logistics). - 

As Chief of the Public Health 
and Welfare Division, Military Gov- 
ernment Section, U. S. Army Forces 
in the Pacific, he served in the Phil- 
ippines and Japan and was Chief of 
the Public Health and Welfare Sec- 
tion of the General Headquarters, 
Supreme Command Allied Powers 
from 1945 to 1951. 

Following the outbreak of Korean 
War in 1950 the General was desig- 
nated Chief of the Public Health 
and Welfare Section, United Nations 
Command and was responsible for 
assisting the Korean Government 

and for the third time was assigned with its civilian relief program. 

’Trees to be Lighted 
On Gendreau Circle 

CAPT L. E. Potter, chairman of the 
hospital’s “operation Christmas tree,” 
reported yesterday that his group will 

h decorating 12 outdoor trees on 

the -compound in the near future. 

Lights will be strung on trees 
Ground Gendreau Circle and near 

the main gate. 

Members of Dr. Potter’s Committee 
are CDR’s Lila Suiter and R. C. 

1 S- Jaquess, LCDR L. H. Burr, and Pub- 

lic Works’ electrician Richard Shel- 

Artist Group to Visit 
Hospital on 19-20 Dec. 

Jeannie Wilson and her artist troup 
will come to Oak Knoll on Thursday 
and Friday, 19-20 Dec., for their an- 
nual Yuletide vlGit to the hospital. 

Better known to Knollites as "Op- 
eration Art” the group of Hollywood 
artists and cartoonists will tour the 
hospital wards doing portraits and 
cartoons for the patients. 

Committee to Decorate 
Knoll’s Wards, Grounds 

Members of the Veteran Hospitals' 
Christmas Committee will give the 
hospital a Christmas look when they 
decorate the grounds and wards on 
Sunday, 15 December. 

Wreaths, poinsettias, and Christ- 
mas trees will brighten the wards 
while outside decorations will go up. 

The committee not only decorates 
the hospital but also finances pro- 
fessional entertainment and gifts for 
all patients who remain aboard on 
Christmas day. 

This will be the 15th year the group 
has served Oak Knoll in this way. 

Special Services Has 
Tickets For Pageant 

Special Services has 20 tickets for 
the annual Christmas Pageant to be 
held tomorrow night and Sunday af- 
ternoon at the Oakland Auditorium. 
Ten tickets are available for each 

LCDR Patricia S. Pressley, NC, was recently presented a trophy by Ad- 
miral Owsley for finishing third in the 12th Women’s Golf Tourna- 
ment. Miss Pressley was women’s golf champion at Tripler Army Hospital, 
Honolulu, and is a frequent competitor in tournaments. She earned this 
trophy while on duty as chief nurse at Mare Island. Reporting here 8 Nov., 
she is supervisor of the dependent wards. 

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C A PT wV? I V S’ V SN ’ Commanding Officer. 

Sport* . Donald Chandler, I IN 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

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reprinted without the written permission nf'v ap J? C p r,n * *” lhl * Publication may not he 
Contributions from both staff nil nn ? * A , rmcd Porccs Prcs * Service. 

o( “The Oak Leaf,” U. S. N^nClt* 0«W:»dl4“ca“a bC addrCRSCd *° * hC EdU ° r 

Vol. 19 

Friday, 6 December, 1957 

No. 25 

Friday, 6 December, 1 957 


Mrs. Ascha Carter receives an award of $100 (minus Uncle Sam’s la* 
cut) from Captain Weddell for superior performance, while Dorothv Thomo 
son and Benjamin Nelson stand by for their $200 (also minus taxi P 


Under the glass of a desk in the Finance Office I noticed the following 
article taken from the Chaplain’s Corner of an OAK LEAF several years 

“How To Be Perfectly Miserable,” by Dr. J. C. Sodergren contains points 
well worth a place in your notes. They are: 

1. Think about yourself. 

2. Talk about yourself. 

3. Use “I” as often as possible. 

4. Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others. 

5. Listen greedily to what people say about you. 

6. Expect to be appreciated. 

7. Be suspicious. 

8. Be jealous and envious. 

9. Be sensitive to slights. 

10. Never forgive a criticism. 

11. Trust nobody but yourself. 

12. Insist on consideration and respect. 

13. Demand agreement with your own views on everything. 

14. Sulk if people are not grateful to you for favors shown them. 

15. Never forget a service you may have rendered. 

16. Be on the lookout for a good time for yourself. 

17. Shirk your duties if you can. 

18. Do as little as possible for others. 

19. Love yourself supremely. 

20. Be selfish. 

The recipe is guaranteed to be infallable.” 


Protestant Chaplain. 

Beneficial suggestions brought cash to Virgil McGrew, Charlotte Thom- 
as, Chris Calsen, Charles Dyson, Clois Forester, and (not shown) Bayliss 
Wilbur and Ray Saunders. 



Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 

Any other time upon request 


Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Communion 1030 on First Sunday 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 

of Each Month 


Bible Study, Tuesdays, 1215-1245, 
Bldg. 133 






0600, 0830 

DAILY MASS and ROSARY at 1145 

IN 67A 

Confessions before Mass 

Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 

Saturday — 1900 


10 Civilian Workers 
Get Cash Awards 

Oak Knoll’s Columbian delegation poses svith members of the ALD staff 
before returning to their homeland after completing extensive courses in 
amputee rehabilitation. Shown are (front row, left to right) Rudolf E. 
Huk, instructor; COL Rafael Valdes, Columbian Air Force; CAPT Fer- 
nando Serrano, Medical Corps; LT Hernando Montero, Medical Corps; 
LT Jerry B. Knight, Shop Supervisor; (top row) CAPT Thomas J. Canty, 
Chief, Amputee Service; SGT’s Luis H. Vallejo, Felix D. Carcedo, Ignacio 
Arteaga, Misael Quintero; CHMEDSERWRNT John H. Faunce, Adminis- 
trative Assistant, and Charles C. Asbelle, Rehabilitation Specialist. 

No self-respecting Christmas tree 
and no Santa worth his salt would 
be caught without a sizable number 
of books gift-wTapped for Yuletide 
giving. This is a heartening fact, and 
one that book publishers, canny bus- 
inessmen that they are, have long 
been aware. And so, every year, along 
with the Wannamaker’s Carolers, 
and the City of Paris Christmas 
Tree, there appears as handsome a 
collection of books as it is possible 
to imagine. This year they are beau- 
tiful indeed, and Alexander Eliot’s 
ING, with more than 240 illustrations 
in full color, is a joy to give and a 
joy to own. To celebrate its one hun- 
dredth year. The Atlantic Monthly 
has published JUBILEE, a large and 
handsome volume containing the 
best nonfiction, fiction and poetry 
chosen from its long and brilliant 
publishing history, including among 
its 132 contributors such well-known 
names as Tlioreau, Sandburg, and 

Confining his attention to such 
modern writers as Thurber. Thomas 
Wolfe and Patrick Dennis. Bennett 
Cerf in his anthology READING 
FOR PLEASURE has given us a 
volume whose sole purpose is to en- 
tertain and to delight. Some of the 
collection will be familiar, some is 
relatively unknown and a great deal 
has appeared in no other anthology. 
But it is Charles Laughton, with his 
flair for the dramatic, who. in his 
book TELL ME A STORY has given 
us the most exciting collection of 
67 stories and excerpts picked for 
reading aloud. All are applicable to 
contemporary life, though they range 
from fables to adventure stories and 
science fiction, representing the 
works of Saki. Maupassant. Dickens, 
Tolstoy and Ray Bradbury. 

Three civilian employees have re-, 
ceived awards for superior perform-' 
ance of duty during the pa'st year ai.d 
seven for beneficial suggestions that 
will result in greater safety and 
economy at Oak Knoll. 

Outstanding performance awards 
went to Mrs. Ascha Carter, file clerk 
in the Record Office, $100; Doroth 
Thompson, public information offi- 
cer. $200; and Benjamin E. Nelson, 
fhe chief, $200. 

Beneficial suggestion checks total- 
ing $135 were awarded to Charles 
Dyson and Virgil McGrew. truck 
drivers; Bayliss Wilbur, carpenter; 
Clois Forester and Chris Calsen. 
warehousemen; Charlotte Thomas, 
receptionist in the Dependents’ Serv- 
ice; and Ray Saunders, planner- 
estimator in Public Works. 

Mutual Aid Group 
Increases Benefits 

The Board of Directors of the Navy 
Mutual Aid Association recently voted 
to pay a $1,500 terminal dividend to 
the designated beneficiary of any 
member whose death shall occur af- 
ter 15 Nov. 1957. 

This dividend payment is in addi- 
tion to the regular benefit of $7,500 
and is payable on a member's death 
in cash or an annuity and increases 
total death benefits to $9,000. Paid-up 
memberships of less than $7,500. ter- 
minated by death, shall be increased 
by 20 %. The dividend does not in- 
crease loan or surrender values of 

Officers wishing additional infor- 
mation should write to Navy Mutual 
Aid Association, Navy Department. 
Washington 25, D.C. 

Anoint — To grease a king or other 
great functionary’ already suffi- 
ciently slippery. 

Page Three 

Friday, 6 December, 1957 


„ nnIXI H nnn AND HIS MERRY MEN — Robin Hood (with feather in hat) better known as 


jam?. SN; Ken Cook; Robert Metcalf. HMC; S/SGT Frank, USAF; LT Carl Dinwiddle, and Robert 
Coe, HMC. The bird dog’s name is Carrie Nation. 

$ oAilfabidt 

IOT AMUSED — till later. Then he 
rrote the CO: “Few amusing things 
happen in hospitals, but the night 
I was there a brisk' young corpsman 
V came in about 1930 and said, ‘How 
‘ » ould you like to have a nice, re- 
jt freshing enema?’ I gave him a bleak 
look and said ‘No.’ - Whereupon, he 
looked at his card and at the name 
on the door and retreated in disor- 
der. I trust the proper patient got it 

where he desired it.” 

NEWS AND OLDS: James Modi - 1 quantity, quality, 

Six Knoll Employees 
Rated Outstanding 

Six civilian employees have re- 
cently been rated outstanding for 
their good work during the past year. 

They are Alice Kinkella, dictating 
machine transcriber, Radiology Serv- 
ice; Jennie Ritter, military pay clerk, 
Disbursing Division; Stella Bush, 
clerk typist in the Chief Nurse’s Of- 
fice; Theresa Duarte, laborer cleaner 
on duty in the NP wards; Albert F. 
Lee, machinist; Paul S. Schultz, 
painter; both in Public Works. 

The outstanding rating, based on 
and adaptability, 

ton Cullion, HN, of Staff Pers will I was given by the employees’ super 
claim Kay lola Kendall as his bride in visor and approved bv the hospital s 
a quiet ceremony in the chapel at 1500 | performance rating boaid, which con 
tomorrow . . . ENS Wilma Miley, NC, sists of CDR R. C. Jaquess, CEC; 
has a new rank and a new name. As of \ CDR Myrtle M. Warner, NC, LCDR 

17 Oct. she became MRS. Donald Mor- ! L. w Burr - MSC = LT H - C Gibbons - 
■ ton. Her husband’s a senior at U. C. MSC; LT J. S- Muiphy, MSC, Ewald 
. Medical School . . . There’ll be 380 staff j Meier; E. A. Nelsen, Charles Asbelle, 
children at the ■ Christmas party Special i Isabel Ramil ez 
Services is giving on 23 Dec. . . . Inci- 

Families of Ex-Navymen 
No Lonqer Get Medicare 

In accordance with current direc- 
tives, dependents of discharged or re- 
leased members of the Naval Service 

dentally, a delegation led by Mullie 
4 Jack , protested loudly after the chim- 
ypanzee pictured in the last LEAF was 
compared with a certain rock n roll 
jl star . This, they feel , was an insult to 
the talented little % fellow who is to star 
at the aforementioned party . (The 100 - I are no longer eligible for dependent 
man editorial board of this publication medical care, inpatient or outpatient. 
agrees wholeheartedly with the com - I Should the sponsor of a dependent 
plained o . . . 7 he crew's Library with receiving inpatient care in this hos- 
over 15,000 books, has not a single copy pital be discharged from or separated 
of “’Tuxis the Night Before Christmas j from the Naval Service, the status of 
Mrs, Berger made this horrible discov- 
ery when LCDR Burr wanted to know 
Santa s 

John Brophy Guest 
Of Classmates For 
Army-Navy Game 

Midshipman John Brophy, a 
tient on 42 A. and his parents were 
guests of the Navy brigade last Sat- 
urday at the traditional Army-Navy 
clash in Philadelphia. 

John, a member of the class of 1958. 
lost his right foot in a training acci- 
dent at the Academy on 15 Oct. and 
has been a patient at Oak Knoll since 

His classmates paid the expenses 
for the trip, for a hotel room and 
game tickets, and made the trip back 
to the West Coast a short one by 
defeating the Cadets 14-0. 

Presently Brophy is undergoing 
Physical Therapy and collecting his 
bets won on the game. He hopes to 
return to the Academy after the 
Christmas vacation and receive his 
degree next June. 

Pheasant Hunters 
Down 83 Birds at 
Knights Landing 

Oak Knoll’s “bird” battery went 
into action on6e again and shot down 
83 pheasants while hunting from 
jeeps at Knights Landing, Calif., on 
Tuesday, 19 Nov. The hunters were, 
guests of the Knights Landing 
Sportsmen and the Woodland 20-30 

The pheasants, planted in the 106- 
acre field before the hunt, were 
flushed by dogs, as the patients rode 
through the field on their portable 
gun platforms and fired away. 

CAPT Roy W. Tandy, doctor in 
charge of the hunters correctly pre- 
dicted the future of the birds in the 
Woodland (Calif.) Democrat when he 
said. “Those boys won’t waste much 
time getting those birds into pots.” 

Arriving on Monday, 18 Nov., the 
group was greeted by the Sportsmen 
and the 20-30ers who provided food, 
lodging, entertainment and also fur- 
nished the dogs, guns, shells and 

jeeps for the hunters. 

many' reindeer are hitched to 

from the Naval Service, the status of 
the dependent shall be promptly 
changed from that of Dependent to 
that of Civilian Humanitarian, Non- 
indigent, and subject to a charge of 
$19.25 for each subsequent hospital 
day. Should undue hardship result, 
the classification may be modified to 
that of Civilian Humanitarian, In- 

sleigh! Her brain-wrackers 
and came up with Clement 
<ore s answer — Dasher, Dancer, 

Prancer, Donner, Blitzen, Cupid, Com- 
et, and V ixen, but a big argument en- 
sued about whether Rudolph should be 
hitched up out front. 

HERE IN TIME FOR THE HOLI- I for Patrick Scanlin, HM1, of Med Re 
DAYS are Barbara Ann Wojewski, i pairs and wife Rosemary, born on 24 

5 lb., 15 oz. daughter born to Edmund Nov and Sharon Lee O’Neill, 7 lb. 

Wojewski, HN, of OR School and 3% oz. daughter welcomed aboard on 
wife, Patricia, on 17 Nov. . . . Janet 1 December by Gerald O’Neill, DK2, 
Marie Scanlin, 8 lb., 7'4 oz. dr-ughter | of Disbursing and wife Joanne. 

NFFE to Celebrate 
24th Anniversary; 
Install Officers 

The National Federation of Feder- 
al Employees, Local No. 496, will cele- 
brate its twenty-fourth anniversary 
with a dinner for members and non- 
members at 1630 Sunday, 8 Dec., at 
Carpenters Hall in Hayward. 

Call TR 2-2859 for reservations and 
tickets after 1700 today 

Henry G. Nolda, national secre- 
tary-treasurer of the NFFE, will come 
from Washington, D. C. to install the 
newly elected officers at the dinner. 
George P. Garner has been re-elected 
president. Other officers are: Homer 
Hunt, vice-president; Jual Gant, sec- 
ond vice-president; Robert Lessard, 
third vice-president; John Guiney, 
treasurer; Landon Sowers, guardian, 
and Mary McCune, secretary. 

(p/uwisi WA. 

Tonight. 6 December 

GIRL MOST LIKELY — Jane Powell ClitT 
Robertson. Uncomplimentary reviews do 
not meet with approval A simply charming 

Saturday. 7 December 
OH MEN, OH WOMEN— Tony Ramlall 
A rather funny movie (no fooling). 
Sunday. 8 December 
ENEMY FROM SPACE — Brian Donlevy. 
Our enemies surround us. 

Monday, 9 December 

Intirc, Kathryn Grant. Based on an actu- 
al happening, but the resemblance ends 
at that point. 

Tuesday, 10 December 

THE LONG HAUL— Diana Dors. 4l 2 
months is a long haul 

Wednesday, 11 December 
er, Dorothy McGuire. One of the best pro- 
ductions in a long time. 

Thursday. 12 December 
well The story of a bov wh# outgrow n 
his dog. Plus LET'S GO and MACAMBO 

Friday, 13 December 


Saturday, 14 December 
LAST OF THE VI A DM EN — George Mont 
gomerv, Douglas Kennedy. Let’s hope so. 

Page Four 



CAPT. Fitz-John Weddell Jr., executive officer, presents Port Chicago’s 
Coach Robert Fisher (8) and team captain Walt Ashberry (16), the cham- 
pionship trophy for the Oak Knoll Invitational Tourney, as LT A. C. Harris, 
Special Services Officer, looks on. The Marines gained the trophy by defeat- 
ing Oak Knoll 72-53, in the championship game. 

Port Chicago Whips 'Toppers 72-53 
To Win Knoll Invitational Tourney 

The Port Chicago Marines took 4 

Oak Knoll’s first Invitational Bas- Tigers Down Kebobs* 
ketball Tournament by easily defeat- | ' 

ing the Hilltoppers. 72-53, in the fi- 
nals. Port Chicago, showing the form 

that made them 12ND “B” champions 
last year, never trailed during the 
whole game. 

Naval Communication Station fin- 
ished third in the four-team tourney 
by winning 56-36 from NSC. Oakland, 
in the consolation game. Port Chi- 
cago reached the finals on a 56-39 
win over Oakland after the Hilltop- 
pers had edged NacComSta 58-50 
in the opening game. 

Against Oak Knoll, the champions 
gained an early 14-point lead and 
the Knollites never came closer than 
11 points. Sam Jones was high man 
for the Chicagoans with 21 points 
followed by Robert Page with 15. Dick 
Joseph led the home team with 11 

In their afternoon game, the Hill- 
toppers ran into a surprisingly strong I 
NavComSta outfit and led bv only 
two points until two field goals by ' 
Bob Leak, who was high with 15. 
gave them a comfortable margin. ! 
Ed Mahiko, scoring mostly from the ! 
outside, led the losers with 14 points. 

After gaining a 12-point half-time j 
margin, the Knollites were slowed | 
down by the ball controlling tactics 
of their opponents and at one point 
in the game a bucket wasn’t scored 
for three minutes. Mahiko finally cut j 
the margin to 48-46 but a foul shot 
by King and field goals bv Joseph, 
two by Leak, and one by Dorsey 
clinched the victory. 

Named to the All-Star team were 
Ed Mahiko, NavComSta; Warren 
Weaver and Bob Leak, Oak Knoll; 
Walt Ashberry and Robert Page, Port 
Chicago. Page was also given the tro- 
phy for being the outstanding player 
in the tournament. 

Following the tournament the 
Knollites lost to a team of former 
players from St. Elizabeth’s by a 77- 
56 margin. Jim Littlejohn was high 
with 19 points. Russ Bates was next 
with ten. 

Cut Lead to SVi Games 

In the most recent action in the 
Men’s Handicap Bowling League, the 
front-running Kebobs finally had 
their wings clipped as they dropped 
two games to the Tigers. The losses 
cut their lead to 3 games. 

The third place Jawbreakers lost 
two games' to the Hookers, who are 
struggling to move out of the cellar 
while the 8-Balls took two from the 
Night Riders. 

High game and series were bowled 
by Willie Williams of the Jawbreak- 
ers with a 209 game and a 506 series. 
Doc Bennett of the Tigers had a 542 
series and a 201 game. The Kebobs’ 
Ed Bush had a 201 game but missed 
his 500 series. His teammate Jim 
Kellner rolled a 518 series. 

-> ■■ 

A grimacing Bob Leak (11) and Don “Moose” Dunkel (13) fight for a 
rebound against two Port Chicago Marines in their recent game in Oak 
Knoll’s tourney. Watching their teammates are Matt Gullion (5) and 
Dick Joseph (28) who was sent sprawling in the clash under the boards. 

Pay Schedule 

Monday, 16 December — Officer and staff 
enlisted personnel. 

Boxers Win Three 
In 12ND Smoker 

Wednesday, 18 December 

- Patient-enlisted 

Oak Knoll’s boxers, showing rapid 
improvement, won three out of six 
fights in their second match in the 
latest 12ND smoker at Alameda. 

The three victories were high for 
I the night, giving the hospitalmen 
team honors. Bobby Taylor won his 
second straight fight on a TKO, while 
Neil Smith and Houston Tyner took 
ns on a TKO and a decision. Ernie 

Mendez, Harrell McAdoo and Vernon 
Childs dropped their fights in close 

Coach G. V. Johnson, said the team 
still needs fighters, especially in the |y 
heavyweight division. Anyone inter- 
ested should contact him at Staff 

CAPT Rieder, LT Taylor 
At U. of Oregon Meet 

CAPT John J. Rieder and LT Rob- 
ert W. Taylor left last week for Port- 
Land, Ore. to attend a course in Orth- 
opedic Pathology at the University i 
of Oregon School of Medicine. 

LADY KEGLERS — Representing Oak Knoll in the 12ND Women’s Bowl- 
ing League are (front row, left to right) Dorothea Gee, Ethel Eusebio, (back 
row) Bethel Greene, Thekla Morris, and Aifield Forbord. 

Sinqers Wanted 

Protestant chaplains are hop- 
ing to organize a choir for regular 
chapel services. All who are inter- 
ested are asked to call Ext. 240 and 
leave their names. If enough in- 
terest is shown, the services of a 
professional director will be ob- 


Shirley Temple 

Visits Hospital; 
Cheers Patients 

Whether these young sailors were around when Shirley Temple became a famous film star at the agt ' a 

. rlniihtful but she was their star Wednesday when she paid a pre-Chnstmas visit to the wards. In the & P 
we Edwan. Zorosty. AD3; Daie Dobson. AE2; James Salinas. RMS; Charles Lee, SN; Richard Davts, S N; and 

7illiam Blone, dependent. 

A mutual admiration society meeting on 72B was temporarily interrupted 
by the staff photographer. In Shirley’s arms is Michael Mouldcn. 15 months; 
and beside her Mitchell Cornish, 2*4 ; and Mary Bromley, 6 '/*. 

Mrs. 'Hope Sink Retires 

of 1957 

Liberty Schedule 
Given For Holiduys 

Santa Claus (via a hospit 

Commanding Officer 
Brings Greetings 

Tlte holiday season is a time for 
counting our blessings, and certain- 
ly at Oak Knoll we have many. 

We have w on d erf u l friends 
throughout this great community in 
ii'hich we live. We have the best 
military and civilian staff any com- 
manding officer could wish. We 
have many excellent civilian con- 
sultants to assist us with our train- 
ing program. We have loyal Red 
Cross workers, who provide innum- 
erable services for our hospital. 

Most important of all, we have 
more than a thousand patients 
whose illnesses and injuries are the 
reason for our existence and whose 
spirit and courage inspire us to put 
our best efforts into everything we 

To each one of you, my heartfelt 
thanks for making 1957 such a suc- 
cessful and happy year at Oak 
Knoll, and very best wishes for a 
Merry Christmas and a Happy, 
Healthy, Prosperous, and Peaceful 
New Year. 

Rear Admiral. 1 1C. IMiN 

Shirley Temple came, saw. and 
conquered Oak Knoll Wednesday 

The attractive young Atherton 
housewife, who at 5 was a worl 
famous movie star and at 29, by pop- 
ular demand, is launched on a n ^w 
career in television, came through 
the gate at 1000 and with the Com- 
manding Officer, Executive Officer, 
and Chief Nurse immediately began 
a tour of the wards. 

Though few sailors of the current 
generation were around in time to 
see “Little Miss Marker,” “Rebecca 
of Sunnybrook Farm,” “Curley Top, 
“Poor Little Rich Girl,” “The Little 
Colonel,” and half a dozen other 
films that made her famous, Shir- 
ley’s name is legendary. And so, all 
agreed, is her charm. 

On 70B Shirley greeted the pa- 
tients, chatted with them about their 
operations, and wished them a Merry’ 
Christmas. On the orthopedic wards, 
there’s hardly a cast that isn’t graced 
by her autograph. After walking 
through the mess hall to greet the 
patients and having lunch at the 
Officers’ Club, Shirley visited the pa- 
tients on the paraplegic and cardi- 
ology wards, and then, one after 
another, cuddled her small admirers 
on the pediatric ward. 

The actress, in private life is Mrs. 
Charles Black (Her husband holds 
an executive position with Ampex 
Corporation in Redwood City) is the 
mother of three — Susan 9. Charley, 
who was born at Bethesda Naval 
Hospital five years ago when his fa- 
ther was serving in the Navy during 
the Korean War, and Lori, 3. 

Religious Services 
Set For Christmas 


A special Christmas Candlelight 
ceremony will be held at 2000 on 
Tuesday, 24 Dec., for all patients and 
staff members of the Protestant 
faiths. CDR Paul H. Morton will be 
the speaker; LTJG Carl Ruud will 
be the liturgist, and LT Dwight Zel- 
ler will conduct Holy Communion 

Catholic services will be as follows: 
Masses, midnight on Christmas Eve, 

1 and 1030 
mas Day. 
a Sat. 21 


r uesda; 

27 Dec. 

y will run from 
iday, 3 Jan. 




on 16 Dec. Mr.l^arr returned to his 
former position here after two years 
in Naval Station, Subic Bay, Philip- 
pine Islands as fire chief. 


2000, 2230-2330. LCDR’s Rayi 
Talty and John L. WissL 
the masses. 


Page Two 

The €0ggk Leaf 

U. S. Naval Hoapital. Oakland, California. 

?aRMJ- O. Owalcy, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

rn»^ m 1 i'*' J S, h t, W u Cdde Jii. i r,> M C * l, SN. Executive Officer. 

IditV In!” V l i Ubc t d S m’ V SN> Adm 'ni' 1 *rativc Officer, 
l.ditor. ( Jirisfophcr fc. lickl, J 03 

Sport*: Donald Chandler, UN, 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thomp son. 

I hototfrapher* : Stanley Smith, MMC, R. E. McGinnia IIMf r„ r l 
Contributor* „l the Week: The American Red Cro**, Mr* 

“The Oak Leal" i* a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no rn«. . .1 r- 

men and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-. 1 S, Rev. July 1953 ‘ Govcrn ’ 

?*£ Lc “ ( " ccive " Armed Force* 1‘res* Service material. 

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Vol. 19 

Friday, 20 December, 1957 

No. 26 



The customs of celebrating Christmas come from many lands. 

The Romans gave us the practice of giving gifts in recognition of God’s 
gift of His Son. 

Germany used the evergreen as the symbol of Eternal life. 

England introduced holly, symbolic of the Crown of Thorns with the 
red berries as drops of blood. 

The Druids gave mistletoe, with its healing power, as a symbol of the 
One who was the “Healer of all nations.” 

The Yule log comes from the Scandinavian countries. Its bright flames 
were to burn up the hatreds and misdeeds of the past year. 

The candle in the window was for the purpose of lighting the way of 
the Christ Child to our home. 

St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) came from Greece and Holland to the 
delight of children everywhere. 

Each of these customs was introduced to represent one facet of the 
personality of the Christ. 

Let us keep Christ in our celebration of Christmas. 

Merry Christmas, 


Senior Chaplain. 

Driving Can Be Pleasurable For All 
If Safety Rules Are Observed 

Driving a car can be a real pleasure, or it can be a tiresome, nerve-racking 
ordeal. It depends a great deal on you. on how you drive, and on the condition 
of your car. Whether you are making a business trip, taking the family out 
for a ride, or operating a commercial vehicle, you can get pleasure out of 
driving by observing good practices. It doesn’t cost any more, and it may save 
you a lot of worry, personal suffering, and financial loss. 

Take it easy when driving, but form the habit of observing road and traffic 
conditions. It is less wearing on your nerves and temper to keep out of a 
bad driving situation than to get out of one. To be sure, children may dash 
out into the road. Other drivers may do something unexpected. Older people 
may have slower reactions than you have allowed for. But it is easier to 
anticipate such possibilities and allow for them than to face the results after 
an accident. 

X-RAY GRADS — Eight corpsmen recently received their graduation cer- 
tificates after completing one year of instruction. Pictured are (front row, 
left to right), Servando Tolcntino, HN; CDR L. E. Watters, acting Chief of 
Radiology; Floyd Potes, HM1, instructor; Hilarion Balcntc, HM3, class hon- 
orman; (top row) George Stulich, HM2; William Wagner, I1M3; James Gist, 
HM1; Ralph Sloan, HM3; John Ticder, IIM3; Dean Fellows, HM3. 


Knoll ike compound is a fairyland of 
lighted Christmas trees , with Santa 
and his reindeer on the roof of the Navy 
Exchange veranda , small carolers atop 
the Main Gate guard station , and on the 
hill overlooking the entire compound 
a brightly lighted cross to remind us 
of the true meaning of Christmas. Dec- 
orations , outside and in, represent the 
combined efforts of the Veteran Hos- 
pitals Christmas Committee and “Op- 
eration Christmas Tree " headed by 
Captain Totter. 

take place in the chapel at 1500, 28 
Dec., when LT Norma Nagele of the 
Nurse Corps becomes the bride of 
Robert L. Chapman, former Naval 
Reserve officer now employed as a 
nuclear physicist at the U. C. Radia- 
tion Laboratory at Livermore. Father 
Talty will officiate at the ceremony. 
Donna Cruzan will serve as maid of 
honor and Gilbert Lippelmeier as 
best man. 

SIGHT & SOUNDS: Ten Holly 
wood artists sketching and painting 
like mad on all the wards so patients 
may send their own likenesses home to 
wife or mother in time for Christmas 
. . . staff children counting the days till 
the Special Services children's party 
Monday at 1330 . . . Elsie Souther add 
ing sparkle to the Record Office's al- 
ready bright decor with her new dia 
mond engagement ring , gift of Boyd 
M eredith, manager of a nearby Safeway 
store . . . ENS Kathlyn Collins of the 
Nurse Corps changing her name to Mrs 
Herbert Churchman . . . Pauline Coates 
day nursery attendant, reporting that 
IV ednesday she cared for 45 young cus 
tomers . . . Bob Ellis of the EM Club 
making it known that patients who are 
allowed to eat pizza (like staffers) may 
use the pizza-to-go service . Orders 
taken at Ext. 448 . . . Charles Asbelle 
speaking on “Newer Visions in Am 
putee R ehabilitation” before the Men 
Club of Epworth Methodist Church 
Berkeley , with A l Wenger along to 
show it CAN be done. 

PACKAGES were Michael Dennis 
Kile, 8 lb. 9^> oz. son born 7 December 
to Jesse Kile, HM2, of NP Staff and 
wife Beverly . . . Cathleen Denise 
Carnes, 7 lb. 4 oz. daughter bom 9 Dec. 
to SGT William Carnes of Marine De- 
tachment and wife Gayle . : . Jeffrey 
Alex Deen, 8 lb. 2 oz. son born 9 Dec. 
for CAPT Robert Deen, of the NP 
Service and wife Marian . . . Thomas 
Michael Reynolds, 7 lb. IIV 2 oz. son 
born 10 Dec. to LT John R. Reynolds, 
surgical resident, and wife Beverly 
. . . Michael Eric Staggers, 4 lb. 13 oz. 
son for LT F. E. Staggers of the 
Urology Service and wife Carolyn. 


Abernethy , former Exec., has closed 
Corona Hospital and will soon report to 
a new command at U. S. Naval Hos- 
pital, Jacksonville, Fla. He has been 
visiting here this week while Mrs. 
Abernethy undergoes treatment . . . 
Fritz Anderberg, well known retired 
HMC, was pictured in a recent issue 
of the Tribune with fellow officers of 
the Oakland Dog Training Club. He's 
its president. 

Friday, 20 December, ^957 

William P. Dicus, HN, recently re- 
ceived a Letter of Commendation for 
his two years of work as a technician 
in the Neuropsyrhiatric Service. “You 
have demonstrated a keen sense of 
initiative, judgment, and devotion to 
duty, and have carried out your duties 
with a marked sense of responsibility 
and co-operation with the entire staff 
on all wards to which you have been 
assigned,” the letter read. Dicus will 
be transferred to USNH, Yokosuka, 
Japan, in February. 

Ludvina E. Machado, HM3, was re- 
cently presented a Letter of Com- 
mendation for her services while as- 
signed to the Outpatient Depart- 
ment. “In the performance of your 
duties you have shown unusual in- 
itiative, resourcefulness and depend- 
ability. Your efficient management of 
the treatment and emergency room 
have been exemplary,” the CO’s let- 
ter said. She will be transferred to 
MSTS, Seattle on 23 December. 

Candy Is dandy 
But liquor is quicker. 


William E. Burrows, HM3, was 
awarded a Letter of Commendation 
for his performance of duty while as- 
signed to the Eye, Ear, Nose and 
Throat operating rooms and to the 
ENT Clinic. “During this assignment 
you have on many occasions re- 
mained for long hpurs beyond the 
assigned working period in order to 
accomplish your work. You have re- 
flected credit on yourself, this com- 
mand. and the Naval Service," the 
letter said. Burrows will be sent to 
the Fleet Marines at El Toro in 

Page Three 

friday 9fl December, 1957 


CAPT Coppoletta 
To Head Drive 


CAPT Joseph M. Coppoletta, Head 
the EST School has been ap- 
pointed local chairman ol the Na- 
Uonal Health Agency Campaign soon 
» get underway at the hospital. The 
drive will end on 31 Jan., 1958. 

The funds will go to the American 
Cancer Society, American Heart As- 
. relation. Inc., Muscular Dystrophy 
Association of America Inc Na- 
Honal Society for Crippled Children 
and Adults, Inc., National Society for 
i he Prevention of Blindness Inc., and 
he United Cerebral Palsy Associa- 



Captain Coppoletta said collection 
agents will be named to accept the 
unds, and that envelopes will be 
riven to military and civilian per- 
sonnel. * ' , 

jming of Pizza Room 
io Bring Cash Award 

A cash prize of $10 will be given 
-> he corpsman or corpswave who 
enters the best name for the EM 
Club’s new pizza room before the 
deadline on 7 Jan. 

School pose for their class picture before 
After completing 26 weeks of instruction, these 29 Io hn D. Kulus, HMC; Thomas J. Os- 

being transferred. They are (front row, left to ^nght) Da™ 1 Carpe nter, HMC; William A. Bond HI, HMC, 

borne, HMC; George Schmidt, HMC; Lee R. < ™ n - ’ ( ar , F Baker, HMC, USCG; (second row) Raynaond 

Martin B. Wenger, HMC; Patrick W. Jackson, HMC, 1- ^ i Riva HM1; Leland John, HM1; Ben- 

! HM2; Wayne D. Norris. HM2; Wall*ceA. , F ^ “^1^“ E. Sullivan. HM1; (third 

jamin B. Strickler III. HM1; John R. Adkisson, HMI ; James Stephen s,^ ^ James w Cran dall. II Ml; John 
row l Matthew Brim, HM2; Robert L. Silver, HM.; Gerald . P a HMI; Sherman L. Elhson. 

M. MeMillen. HM2; Francis C. Boyer, HMI; James R. Blanton. HMI, sam 

IIM2; Robert H. Moore, HM2. 

Serving as judges in the name con- 
test are LT A. C. Harris, Special 
Services Officer; Robert Ellis, HMI, 
club manager; and SGT James 

. Gottfried Berger, Oakland artist 
and husband of Crew’s Librarian, 
Emma Berger, has redecorated the 
room’s' walls in colorful murals with 
an Italian influence in time for the 
jrand opening dance, Friday, 10 

Dances will also be held every Fri- 
day night during the month of Jan- 

Dr. Coller Here 
To Make Survey 

Dr. Frederick A. Coller, appointed 
by President Eisenhower to study the 
advantages and disadvantages of 
combining the medical services of the 
Armed Forces and operating them 
under the single manager concept, 
recently paid a visit to Oak Knoll. 

The doctor, retired professor of 
surgery from the University of Mich- 
igan, is touring service hospitals 
throughout the country, gathering 
opinions and making his own obser- 
vations, which he will report to the 

New Year's Eve Dance 
T To Be Held at O Club 

A gala New Year’s Eve dinner 
< dance will be held at the Officers’ 
Club, with dinner at 2000 and break- 

Serologist Speaks 
To Staff Doctors 

Miss Charlotte C. Campbell, Direc- 
fast at 0100. For table reservations I tor 

BRIGEN Crawford 



[SS Charlotte u.oampo e n ^-- Hicks valedict orian of the graduating class of the EST School as 

L of t?® ! CAPT Joseph M. Coppoletta, head of the school (left), Admiral Owsley 

call, Ext. 305. The cost is $6 per Walter Reed Army Medical Centei , and Martin B. Wenger, HMC, class spokesman, look on. 

School, recently spoke to | '"s** 1 '' 

•y i person. 

(phwi&Wl L 

BRIGEN Crawford Sams Guest Speaker 


Tonight, 20 December 

OF ANGELS— Clark Gable, 
Yvonne DeCarlo. Clark is once again a 
^cigar-smoking Southern gentleman but not 
Rhett Butler. 

Saturday, 21 December 

HOUSE OF NUMBERS— Jack Palance. 
How to escape from prison in 10 easy les- 
sons. Plus PIGSKIN PEE WEE. 

committee established for epidemi- 
ological survey of histoplasmosis. 


members of the medical staff on 
Histoplasmosis.” Miss Campbell is 
also a member of the Army-Navy- 

Air Force-Veterans Administration | $<-^00 1 Graduation ExerCISCS 

BRIGEN Crawford L. Sams USA country because the environmental 
(Ret.) was the principal speaker as standards aren’t high enough and 
29 men of Class 26 graduated from said vaccine is only a compromise 
the hospital’s Environmental Sanita- ; with the fundamentals of hygiene, 
tion School on Tuesday 10 Dec. j *<j hope sanitation will become 
He was introduced by CAPT. Jo- more than the disposal of garbage 
seph M. Coppoletta head of the EST 
The University of California will | school as the “Cloak and Dagger 

Cal to Give Course 
In US Literature 

Sunday, 22 December 

MGHT PASSAGE— Jimmy Stewart, Audio WM 

Murphy. Welcome .back to Oak Knoll, offer an extension course — Introduc- i Doctor” of the Korean War. During 
AuiHe. Our Indian population just left. | tion to American Literature-for mil- j the W ar General Sams went behind 

Rock | itary and civilian staff members of the Red lines and discovered that the 
plays a minister-fighter pilot of Korean this hospital. widespread illness among the Com- 

' The beginning class, to be taught | m unists was smallpox and not bu- 
by Mrs. Elaine Ryan Hedges, will be hemic plague — this in itself an exam- 
held from 1630 to 1830 on 5 Feb. and p i e of ES x work, 
for 15 succeeding Wednesdays in j n ^j s adf jress the General urged 

JOE butter fi y— nnrm-ss Meredith I Bldg ‘ 133 ’ Re S istr ation fee is $ , and the cla&s a i ways t0 study their sur- 
\udie Murphy.. Meredith's performance two credits will be given upon com- round , n g S( use their mental faculties 

pletion of the course. | anc j ^ apply the principles they have 

learned here. 

A writer is rarely so well inspired | -people are ill because of individual 

Tuesday, 24 December 

ER? — Jayne Mansfield, T'/ny Randall. 

Rated excellent. 

Wednesday, 25 December 


will bring Christmas cheer. 

Thursday, 26 December 
review is found in the title. 

Friday, 27 December 

SPANISH AFFAIR — “Ferdinand, why | France, 
don't you go out and play with the other 
little bulls?" “Mother, I had rather sit and 
smell the flowers." 

Saturday, 28 December 


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as when he talks about himself. — | or collective reactions to their envi- 
ronment. I hope you technicians will 
observe how people live and discover 
An Englishman thinks he is moral I the influences causing disease,” he 
when he is only uncomfortable. said. 

Shaw I He said polio is prevalent in this 

and will include better living condi- 
tions and proper handling of food,” 
he concluded. 

Following General Sam’s address, 
Admiral Owsley presented the cer- 

David R. Hicks, HMI, valedicto- 
rian, and Martin B. Wenger, HMC, 
spokesman, addressed their class- 
mates. CDR Paul C. Morton CHC, 
gave the invocation; LCDR Raymond 
J. Talty, CHC, the benediction. 

An open house was held or the 
class and their guests after the cere- 

The world is full of willing people; 
some willing to work, the rest willing 
to let them — Frost. 

Page Four 

Knoll Wins First 
League Games; 
Lose Next Two 


Oak Knoll opened its bid for the 
12ND “B” basketball title by bom- 
barding NAF, Monterey, 104-76, on 
the home floor In their first league 
game of the season. 

The Hilltoppers were never pushed 
as they scored at will on their out- 
classed opponents and kept a wide 
margin throughout the contest. Bob 
Leak, who has become one of the 
team’s top rebounders, was high with 
21 points. Duke Chandler with 20 and 
Clarence King with 15 followed in 
the scoring column. Hauser led the 
NAFers with 30 points. 

The Knollites weren't as lucky in 
their second league game, as they 
were kayoed 64-40 by the Port Chi- 
cago Marines. The Marines had pre- 
viously beaten Oak Knoll in the hos- 
pital’s invitational tourney, and their 
wins over the OKers last year gave 
them the championship. Bob Leak 
was high with 15, while Sam Jones 
sank 20 for the victors. 

Before th^Port Chicago game, the 
Class “A” PacHunters from Hunters 
Point fell to Dick Walton’s crew 60-55 
for the second time this year. A bal- 
anced scoring attach, headed by Duke 
Chandler’s 14, provided the edge. 

Another nonleague victory was 
gained when the ’Toppers came back 
from a 12 -point half-time-deficit and 
whipped the Marine Reserves 87-78, 
but the victory streak was snapped 
when in league play the Alameda 
Coast Guard took a 75-61 decision 
despite 23 points by Leak. 

Friday the thirteenth was an un- 
lucky day for the ’Toppers as they 
dropped a 44-42 decision to Port Chi- 
cago in the opening round of the 
Moffett Field Tournament. The 
Knollites, using a ball-control of- 
fense, led by eight points with a few 
minutes remaining, but the Marines 
won in the final seconds of play. 

Friday, 20 December, 1957 

Kebobs Up Lead 
In Men's Bowling 

ALLEY OOP Gargantuan Jim Littlejohn outjumps three Monterey de- 
lenders to tip in two points for Oak Knoll, in their 104-76 victory. Other 
Hilltoppei^ in the photo are Bob Leak (11) and Ed Craighead (7). 

Two Knollites Win 
In Boxing Bouts 

Bob Johnson, fighting in his first 
match, and Fred Coffey won in the 
latest 12ND smoker at Alameda. 
Johnson TKO’d his opponent in the 
second round and Coffey won on a 
decision. Childs and Ratliff dropped 
their fights. 

Bobby Taylor, Oak Knoll’s top 
fighter, didn’t compete because of 
an injury. The team’s next match is 
on 8 Jan. at Moffett Field. 

The wrestling team was able to 
notch only one victory in its first 
match as Ray Branscum pinned his 
opponent. Ted Riddle, John Hon- 
stein, and Gary Sumpter lost on de- 

Three Employees 
Rated Outstanding 

Three more employees have re- 
ceived outstanding ratings in all 
three factors of Job performance — 
quality, quantity, and adaptability. 

They are Joseph Concannon, su- 
pervisory clinical social worker; 
Thelma McNeil, clerk stenographer 
on the NP Service; and Maxine 
Hutchin, supervisory biochemist in 
the Research Service. 

“Merry (Puff!) Christmas! (Gasp!) and a Happy (Puff!) 
with it.” 

The exhausted Santa Claus dragging his bag of toys up Oak Knoll’s 
“Cardiac Hill” is the first cartoon of Gene Ellis, II M2 to appear in the 
OAK LEAF. Before coming to Oak Knoll, Ellis served as cartoonist for 
the SEAIIAWK, weekly publication at USNI1, Yokosuka. lie studied com- 
mercial art at the School of Industrial Art and Pratt Art Institute in New 
York City, and is continuing his career as a cartoonist while working in 
the hospital’s Food Service Division. 

The front-running Kebobs, led b\ 
Sage’s 553 series, increased their leat 
to four and one-half games by win- 
ning two from the Hookers, while the 
runner-up Tigers were dropping two 
to the 8 -Balls. 

The 8 -Balls were lead by Darwin 
Moorehouse who rolled a 229 - 179-190 
for a league high of 698, while Dick 
Wetzel paced the losers with a 152- 
183-213 good for a 548 series. 

In the remaining match, the Jaw- 
breakers w'on tw'o from the Night 

Bowling 200 games were Ben Neff 
and Jim Young of the 8 -Balls with a 
204 and a 215 respectively. Gene Lu- 
cas of the Hookers had a 517 series 
while Jim Kellner and Coy Boyd of 
the Kebobs rolled 503 and 500 re- 

Head Pins on Top 
In Mixed Loop 

Bowling will be resumed in the 
Military - Civilian Mixed Handicap 
loop on 8 Jan. Closing out the old 
year, the Head Pins hold on to flrSi 
place with a 25-11 won-lost record. 
They are .followed by the Wood 
Choppers with a 20-16; King Pins, 
17-19; Wheels and Blue Pins, 16-20. 
and the Crazy Razors, 14-22. 

Top bowlers in the men’s division 
are Darwin Moorehouse; with tcp 
average of 166 and a 528 series and 
204 game. Paul Germolis has a 161- 
571-232 high game. 

Leading the women is Dorothee 
Prentice with a 150 average, 528 
series and a 202 game. Jean Gerber 
trails with a 145-524 and a 193. 

Pay Schedule 

Monday, 30 December — Patient-enlisted 

Tuesday, 31 December — Officer and staff- 
enlisted personnel. 

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