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In the distinguished group delivering holiday greetings at bedside rounds the Thursday before Christmas were 
RADM J. Q. Owsley, Commanding Officer; CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Executive Officer, Major General R. H. 
Pepper, USMC, Mrs. Owsley, Fleet Admiral and Mrs. Chester W. Nimitz, Mrs. W'eddell, and CDR Myrtle M. W^a***'®**, 
Chief of the Nursing Service. 



forgotten when Fleet Admiral and Mrs. Chester W. Nimitz paid a pre^irisU 
\isit to Oak Knoll patients. Among the many who received their personal greetings was Hock Hin Womr 

Adi^ral ^ih f patient on 61A. Their acquaintance dates dack to 1932-1934, when Wong cooked for the 

Adi^ral (then a captain in command of the CSS ACGUSTA) in Shanghai, China At righT ^loTcpnlr^i n 


Admiral Nimitz On 
Murrow Show Tonight 

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 
sv^iU be interviewed in his Berkeley 
borne tonight at 1930 (CBS-TV) by 
Edward R. Murrow on his well-known 
>rogram, “Person to Person.” 

Also of interest to local TV audi- 
inces will be “Operation Golden 
?lule” on NAVY LOG (ABC-TV) at 
!030 Wednesday, 9 Januaiy. 

For Navy readers. POPULAR SCI¬ 
ENCE for January carries three spe- 
lal features-“TV Robot Roams the 
5cean Bottom.” “What Goes Into a 
satellite,” and a picture story on the 
J8S PURDY Washdown System and 
^uided Missile, Sldo’.vinder. 


Pay Raise Given 
P©r Diem People 

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 
houi-. 

When pay checks will reflect the 
raise 1^ uncertain, but Raymond 
Perszyk, Civilian Personnel Assistant. 

sala 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 Predric s quartet will be featured 
and hostesses will be provided. 

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


1956 History 


JANUARY WHITE SALES 
Special ^rgains in towels, sheets 
and other household items will be 
available at January white sales at 

Navy Exchange all through the com¬ 
ing month. 


As is the custom m papers across 
the nation, the OAK LEAF today 
marks the beginning of a new year 
by reviewing the history recorded in 
its pages during the i>ast 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 LOG 

brought 47 CBS actors, directors, and 
technicians, two vans and a truck-^ 
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-bom 
child . . . Hospital personnel gave 
nearly $600 to the Crusade for Free¬ 
dom, organization that fights Com¬ 
munism. 

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 Sei*v- 
ice spent a month in England study¬ 
ing mental hospitals . . . Captain 
Canty went to Korea and Japan to 
confer with rehab leaders . . . Fords 
and Thunderbirds were big names in 
the bowling columns . . . The EM 
Club was renovated and reopened 
'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 Coims 
stopped briefly en route from Pa¬ 
cific Medical instaUations back to 
BuMed . .. Miss Marie Adams retired 
after 11 years as Red Cross Field 
Director . . . Father Connolly cele¬ 
brated his silver jubilee . . . Elmer 

dLw ^ oompensatlon 

[k Russian government for 

he Bering Sea machine-gunning of 
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OAK LEAF 


Friday/ 4 January, 19£ 


Vhe Oak I^eai 


U. S, Naval Hoapifal, Oakland, California. 

RADM J. O. Owaley, MC, USN, Commanding Officei. 

CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Jr.» MC, USN. Executive Officer. 

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

Editor: Richard L. Blcwctt, J03. 

Assistant Editor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSA. 

Sports: LT Woylond Bennett, MC, USN, ond LT Ann Tierney, NC, USN. 

Editorial Advisor: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers: Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, MMC, Morvin R. Nunn, HM3. 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red C*’osa. 

“The Oak Leaf" is a semimonthly publication produced commcrciolly at no cost to the Govern¬ 
ment and in complionce 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, 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 goalc 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. PISHBEIN, Jewish Chaplain 


Admiral Burke's Holiday Message 


Old Year Filled 
With Activities 



(Continued from page 1) 

a Navy plane ... CAPT Oscar Ghersy 
Gomez, Commandant, Venezuelan I 
Navy, toured Oak Knoll . . . Six 
corpsmen changed and burped babies 
for an MGM News of the Day News¬ 
reel ... Oak Knoll had another birth- j 
day—its 14th . . . Mrs. Kathleen 
Halllgan reported as Red Cross Field | 

Director . . . Barbara Moorfield, DK- 
SN, and LT Gretchen Hill won termis 1 Veterans Citation from Mr. Charb 
honors for Oak KnoU . . . Shirley Gardner, Service Officer of Oaklar i 
Bartnick, softball honors. Chapter No. 7, is CDR Anton A. Tn- 

Admirals Redman, Greaves and tar, MC, of the Hospital’s Physir, 
Ryan spoke at intern graduation, and Medicine Department. The citati(> i 
Admiral Redman read the speech presented to Dr. Tratar on Frida 
Admiral Nimitz was unable to give 14 December, read in part: “F 
when caUed East because of the death outstanding service in behalf of th 
of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King . • • organization and for assisting vt 
Ten new quarters for medical officers erans who were disabled in the wai 


Accepting a Disabled America. 


were completed on the comiX)und. 

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 


time service of their country.” 


II 


To you of the Navy family: 

The peace of the world continues to be threatened even during this 
traditionally peaceful holiday season. Your Navy ma'Vi. 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 gi*ad- 


uaUy 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 their 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. 

Best wisnes ARLEIGH BURKE, ADM, USN 

Chief of Naval Operations 


fVelvoittv and Furetvelt 


Officers reportintf for" f *== 

man S. Trcsscr. .NIC, USNR from UbMl, 

Bcihesda. Md.; LT f.wrgc L- 

MC. USNR, irom USMl, 

LCDR Lorraine F,. Mejvm, USNR. 

from USNH. .Memphis, ienn. i.LT HenO U. 
~ .IR, 


Y£uk.Cja;«nVW 

USX from L'SS FIREDRAKC (AL 14L 
Enlisted pcr.sonncl reportinfr for 
W.alter B. Push III, II.Ml, from L^NH. 
Corona, Calif. ; Jcffic L. llcnnesay HMC. 


Worn l/sSBlioWN: Jay ,11.'^' 



1*1 M2 from JMCAE, Jacicsonvillc. N 
JainM II. Collier. MM3, /I 

erion Wash.; William P. Jackson, HMC, 
USNRTC, McKeesport, Pa-: 

HN, Patrick iM. Downey, I . Rene 

dito. HN. Donald R., J'i^M^^rWwVn 


r-.»ev h'n Ernest L. Brown. HN. Darwin 
D. MotcIiousc, HN, .f"^‘'ph D. Oillci^P'e j^> 
HN Vcnion A. Childs, HN, IICS, 

San' DiTgo; Evencio Sabas mi2. from 
USNH, Charle.ston, S. C., iMai 

tlicws HM2. from NAS. Memplns, '^nn.. 
Se A. Wheeler. HM2. from NAS Qii.mj 
tion Va.; Vernon L. ilogan. HM3, and 


tico. Va-; Vernon 

J^cs E. Adkins. HM2. from NAS. Mem 

'’^‘)ffiIerT■drt.achcd UrJC William L. 

Burdick CEC. USNR. to Com Nav FE. 

EnlLt'cd personnel det.iclicd were: Edw.ard 
|> Harvey. HMl. to Attack Squadron 83 

Oceana, n m? '■\o"’uSS REAR- 

^AC.K (CVA W’i K. j' A'MI- HMi’ ■” 

CG, Third Marine Division; Lawrence .. 


Radar, HN. and Jainc-s D. NN avmarc. HM3, 
to USNS, Treasure Island; David L. Rus¬ 
sell HN. Richard J. Ilulm.-in. HN. Ezell 
Westbrook, HN, and William L Ingram. 
H.M3. to USN AS, Abmeda: Leonard J. 
Banasz.ak. HN. Robert K. Kotur. HN, Jerry 
W Cable, HM2 and Paul D. Lowe, HM3. 
to Naval Shipyard, San Fnancisco: Richard 
L. Scrimger, HN. to USN A F. Monterey; 
Albert C. McKinley. HM3. to USNAS, Mof¬ 
fett Field; Edward P. Wade III. HN. to 
USNAF, .Monterey; Gordon K. Locknilgc, 
HM3. CG, .NLirinc Conis Pacific. San Fran¬ 
cisco; Barbara J. Stevenson. HN. to USNH. 
Charleston. S.C.; Fruik Jackson. HM3. to 
USS YORKTOWN (CVA 10): Kenneth R. 
King, n.M2. to USNS. Newport. R. I-! 
lames J. Aiild. HM2. to CO. Enlisted Per¬ 
sonnel Base, Pearl Harbor. T. IL; Thomas 
\V Fverroail, HMl and l.conard S. Cole, 
MM3, to CO. Ihtgct Sound Nav.il Shipyard. 
Bremerton, W'ash.; Robert O. Burgess, 
IIM2 to (rc;, Third Marine Division; Alton 
R Jolinson. HM3, to USNAF. Monterey; 
Richard L. Never, 11 M2, and Bobby Ken- 
nelly. HM3. to USN Medical Unit, Triplcr 
Arniv Hospital, Pearl Harbor, 1. H. ; 
Frcnchy W’ Greer, HMl. to CO. USNRTC, 
Hannibal, Mo.; Darrell R. Hanna. H^f2. to 
US Naval Shipyard. Mare IsKind; Mike 
Rhodes, 11 M3, and Bobby G. Hightowci, 
ilN to US Naval Supply Center. Oakland. 
Charles C. Paris. 11 M2, Mich.ael W'. Porter. 
HM3, Alvah I. V.m Wagoner HM2. P<»>I|'P 
IL DaviiLson, TIN.. Joseph M. Lowckn, nM3. 
and Wav-nc G. Tincr, 11 M3, to CG, rirsl 

Marine Division. 

lohn H. Mullen, HN, USNS. Midway 
Kenneth !•'. Estlund. m USS HEfT 

TOR (.M,-?): hrederick L. Schroth, 11M3 
to USS UEGULlfS (AF.S7) ; W'ayne Abra 
nni fN. to USS MISPTLLION (AO-IOS 
and Edmund E. Steen. 11 M2, to USNH 
Portsmouth, Va. 


New Scholarship 
For Ex-Corpsmen ; 

The largest scholarship fund evc|>|9 
Congress of Physical Medicine in I rsccived by the School of Medicir- ^ 
Copenhagen, Denmark . . . Admiral has been established by Mrs. May Wr ^ 
Greaves presented Oak Knoll the! Wright. To be known as the Robe’*' 
Secretary of the Navy Award for E. and May R. Wright Scholarsh) 
Achievement in Industrial Safety for Fund, about $4000 a year will t 
1955 . . . Captain Weddell reported available for not less than two scho! ' 
for duty as Exec . . . K6SXP was arshlps for both academic expens', 
licensed by the Federal Communica- and subsistence. The recipient mu' 
tions Commission . . . RADM T. F. have served in the Hospital Ca , 
Cooper, Inspector General of the of the U.S. Navy, and must apply 1 
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 up these scholarships by the exce 
at dinner to 400 members of the Ala- lent care her husband, a lieutenar 
meda-Contra Costa Medical Associ- commander in the Navy, receive i 
ation . . . Mrs. U.S. Navy visited the from the Navy medical officers att: , 
hospital . . . Earle Norwood, amputee u.S. Naval Hospital in San Diei.*, 
center grad, became nationally fa- during his long illness from cance 
mous as an amputee quarterback at jjg ^jgd in August. 1954. The fii> 
(Oakland Jaycee . .. Nine Colombians scholarship from this fund has bee . 
finished a year’s rehabilitation train- awarded to Francis X. Pritchard. . 
ing—a ’’warm handshake from ever freshman.—University of Souther 
lelpful Uncle Sam and returned to | Qalifomia 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. 


Officers' Wives To Meet 
WeeJnesday A+ 'O' Club 


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

Pour books will be briefly reviewed 
and a panel discussion will be held. 
John Wesley Noble, author of ’’Never 
Plead Guilty,” will net ns moderator 
for the panel which will consist of 
Reese Wolf, author of “When the 
Credit’s Low; Order Cliampagne”; 
Mrs. Lee Tliayer, author of “Guilt 
Is Where You Find It," and John 
Bodrer, author of “Dark Sunset.” 

Mrs. George Tarr, 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 wlt:^i- 
the Christmas spirit brightence ) 
the lives of many small boys a- • 
Oakland’s Fred Pinch Home ant 
vice versa, when they were dinne: i 
guests there one evening befort 
Christmas. 

Wanting to do “something spe- • 
cial for someone” the corpsmti 
sought the advice of Mrs. Beatrict ■ 
Scarborough of Red Cross, wbt ’ 
scouted the community by teU> 
phone and found that the Fret 1 
Pinch Home could use “sometlilni 
special” for Chi'lstmas. So Stanle;.. 
Boyken, Chai lle Qulsenberry. an( 
Sherman Hatten, all HM3’s oi, 
duty in the NP Service, mftdf 
known their plans. Patients, doc 
tors, and NP students chipped iu 
and as a result, they were able 
take their young hosts two shir 
new electric toasters, three recor 
players? and many records—$S 
worth of them the gift of Philli; 
Shaneberger, HN. 

































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F riday/ 4 Tanuory* 1957^ 

^OjdtilsJbjuJtL 

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: People 
...akitK! and breaking New Year's reso- 
Intions . . . rejoicing that Christmas is 
over and were hack in the old rouhne 

deciding whether to figure their 
income tax now or later . .. LTJG 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 Swafford 
driving a new Buick . . . Bob Gooch, 
H.Ml, of ALD and Rosemary Grubbs, 
HM3, of Exam & Treatment being in¬ 
terviewed on the TV show, San Ftan- 
cisco Tonight" . . . Elinor Sterling of 
the Nurse Corps receiving congratula¬ 
tions on her promotion to lieutenant, 
ON BAY AREA SOCIETY PAGES 
this week was the announcement of 
Miss Leslie Man iott's engagement to 
Dr. John Q. Owsley, III. son of the 
CO and former member of the sur¬ 
gical staff at Oak Knoll. MLss Mar- 
ilott, daughter of Dr. and Mi's. 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 
Vad^erbilt School of Medicine and a 
Medical Corps reservist, is now as¬ 
sistant resident in surgery at U. C. 
Hospital, San Francisco ... In the 
BAY AREA GOSSIP COLUMNS this 
week was a romantic reference to 
CAPT Hunt Kerrigan. The captain 
could not be reached for verification 
of the item before the LEAF w^ent to 
press, but one thing is certain—CAPT 
Kerrigan, Officer in Charge of the 
hospital Marine Detachment, is NOT 
, an EX-Marine as the columnist re¬ 
ported, 

JOIN THE NAVY and FIND 
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 
cousins. 

RANDOM NOTES: Blanche WUl- 
sie and Lois Wilson were among the 
New Year’s Day visitors 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 W'ork 
the day after Christmas, only to dis¬ 
cover that It couldn’t pass the test 
for a hospital Windshield sticker— 
only one headlight working ... It 
was “international night” when Mar¬ 
garet Nielson gave a dinner party 
during tlie holidays. Her guests were 
Polish. Scotch, Japanese, Rus.sian, 
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 Jacobsohn, daughter of 
LT Ulrich Jacobsohn and wife Doro¬ 
thy. Julia, Dr. and Mrs, Jacobsohn's 
second child, weighed 6 tbs, 2 oz. on 
arrival . . . On JH December Sheila 
Lynn Seig weighed in at 7 lbs ISYx ox. 
when she was welcomed aboard by LT 
Duane L. Seig and wife Ruth. 



creator Varga G.r..” sWh.s one o. h^s^ 

Ward 61A. including, left to right. SGT Thomas J Chavez^ SA* PFC Robert Hoskins. USMC, and 

MC. USN; Wayland Philiey. SA; Warren Burleson, SA; Albert Chavez. rri. im 

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 Ow.sley’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, W’alt 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; IVlildred Shearer, portrait artist; Johnny Johnson, MGM animator and 
portrait artist; John Burroughs, painter of Western scenes and illustrator of the Tarzan stories written by his 
father, Edgar Rice Buroughs; and Lloyd Baker, cartoonist for the “slick” magazines. 

Hollywood Artists' Pin-ups Highlight Holidays 

arvH cf.w t -- , ^.eH.^nown artists^ond car¬ 

toonists were Johnny Johnston, 
MGM animator and portrait artist; 
Bill Mahood, Walt Disney cartoonist; 
Mildred Shearer, portrait artist; 
Lloyd Baker, cartoonist for major 
"slick” magazines, and Elsie Beck, 
art director of Taggert and Young 
advertising agency. 

“Operation Art,” organized 14 
years ago, has entertained service¬ 
men all over the United States and 
during the Korean War made two 
trips to Korea to entertain the Amer¬ 
ican troops. 


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


OAKNOLLUMNI: Don Rawson 
sent holiday greetings from Ann Ai-- 
bor, Mich., where he is finishing his 
fli’st 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 
Forces” visited the hospital for the 
sixth consecutive year on 18-19 De¬ 
cember. 

Heading the group of artists were 
Alberto Varga, creator of the “Varga 
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. 















































Page Four 


OAK 


LEAF 



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 bom at 
0451, New Year’s morning. The father 
of the baby is Richard M<rlntire, 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. 


Cal To Give Course 
In U.S. Government 

A course in American Govemment 
and Politics will be ofTered 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 1530 each Wednesday for 18 
weeks, canies 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 p>olitlcs 
within the framework of central and 
recurring themes in American life. 
Ai-eas 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 
university. 

Civilian or military personnel in¬ 
terested in taking the course may call 
Hugh Hoifman, training superin¬ 
tendent, at Elxtension 223. 


Surgeon General Urges Safety 

“The Navy is and for some time has been aware of the appalling losses 
suffered by its pensonnel 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 group® — a group which constitutes approxi¬ 
mately three-fourths of the Navy and Marine Corpxs 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 diive or are occupants 
of motor vehicles. CAUTION TODAY MAY PROVIDE YOU WITH AN¬ 
OTHER TOMORROW. 

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

Sm-geon General. 

United States Navy. 



ArccDting her X-ray School diploma from CDR L. E. Watters, MC, USN, 
,f the Radiology Service, is Joyce Casey, wife of W. E. Casey. IIM2. who was 
llsrhareed from the WAVES before the course was complete. Other grad- 
Iltes of the year-long X-ray TechiUclan course are. left to right: Leonard 
n lllVf3- Darreld Hanna. HM2; Mary Lou Chavez. HM2; and Alton John- 
mn HM3- The graduation took place Friday. 14 December. D. B. Smith. 
UMl, was instructor for the class. 


Fridcry, 4 jemuory, I 957 



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

LCDR Esther Schmidt’s contribu¬ 
tion to the OAK LEAF—answers 
gleaned from examination papjers at 
Coil® Schools at Corpus Christi and 
San Diego—was so popular the OAK 
LEAF has had many requests for 
more. 

'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: Fallui-e of the kidney 
is called “secession of urine." The 
reason why a patient must empty 
bladder before going to siu'gery: “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 w\^y 
it is Impxjrtant in hepatitis cases to 
autoclave needles and syi’lnges rather 
than boll them or use chemicals: 
"Because hepatitis pjatients are sen¬ 
sitive to things and unsterlle tilings 
is one.” 

Loui.s Pasteur de.serves credit for 
many things, but he would probably 
turn over in his giave if he knew 
that he was said to have been “the 
father of all micro-organisms." 


fiASWisWA, 

Sunday, 6 January 

THE WRONG MAN—Henry Fonda an<i 
\’cra Miles. 

Monday, 7 January 

GUN BROTHERS—Busier Crabbe. NevUU ' 
Brand. ‘ 

Tuesday, 8 January 

BUS STOP—Maril>Ti Monroe, Don Murray.’ 
Wednesday. 9 January 

AWAY ALL BOATS —Jeff Chandler. 
George Nader. 

Thursday, 10 January 

MGHt IIUNTtR—Ray Danion, CoUeec 
Miller. 

, Friday, 11 January ^ 

ATT.‘\CK—Jack Balance,. Eddie Albert. 
Saturday, 12 January 

HOT CARS—John Bromficld. Joi Lansing. 
Also MOVIELAND MAGIC. 



For her services in the Spcs^ial 


Services Division, Mrs. Edna Rowan. 
secretary-bookkecp>er, was awarded a 
Letter of Appreciation signed and 
presented by RADM John Q. OAVsley, 
commanding officer, on 19 December. 
The letter read in part: “The com¬ 
manding officer takes pleasure t~< 
expressing his appreciation of th* 
many fine services you coiudstcntlj 
perform for the liospital in connec¬ 
tion with yifur work in the Special 
Services Division.” 
































. IT WAS A MERRY CHRISTMAS at Oak Knolll Santa was everywhere — (1) At the Special Services children’s 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 CAPT Tracy Cuttle; and on all the wards. (11) Posing for the cameraman before starting bedside rounds are Robert Smith, Fred Tel- 
I 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 
feast served by LT R. A. Ediund and members of his Food Service Division stafT. (3) Largely responsible for the success of Christmas festivities were 
/ LTJG Paul E. Cook. MSC, Special Services Ollicer; Steve Copeland. HMC; Robert J. Ammerman, Oak Knoll Coordinator for the Veteran Hospitals’ 

1 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, Wayne Roland, comedian and emcee, and 
Norma Hughes, vocalist. There were a few strings attached as (7) Uncle Charlie, also known as Palhinha, the magician, entertained his young audi- 
^ ence. (8) Carl Metzinger was the Christmas Committee photographer who took pictures of David Walker. AN, and other patients to mail to families 
I or friends. Decorating (10) was no small job, and these are just three of scores of local citizens who helped bring the holiday look to Oak Knoll. 






























































Page Six _ 

Cagers Drop NSC, 

Harbor Defense; 
Lead In "B" Loop 

Since trouncing the NAS Oakland 
cagers, in their first l<?ague game of 
the season, the Oak Rnoll 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 v/lln 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 HJlltoppers held 
a nine-point lead (29-20) with most 
of the points being scored by player- 
coach Dick Walton. Tlie 6'5" center 
accounted for 12 points on six field 
goals. 

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 Hilltopper.s 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 HiUtoppers 
have not played the Naval Communi¬ 
cations Station, the IVfllitai-y Sea 
Transport Service, and Port Chicago. 
*1116 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 HiUtoppers meet 
port Chicago on Thursday night, 10 
January at NAS Alameda. Tipoff at 
1900. 



Upon successful completion of five months intensified study in such tongue-twisting, but vital subjects as 
entomology, epidemiology, and parasitology, the 32 meubers of the 24th Environmental Sanitation class were ' 
graduated on Friday, 14 December. They are (left to right): Front row—Zigmund Golaszcwski, H.MC, USCG; ' 
Cliff Miller, S/SGT, USAF; Clyde E. Brick, HMC; Robert S. Brown. HMC; Iden M. Castleman, HMC; Wajue 
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, HMl; Thomas \V. Everroad, HMl; Claude T. Frasier, HMC.y»,» 
Jimmie F. Monk, HMl; Willie C, Watson, HMC; and Wayne H. Berry, HM2. Third row—Alexander L. Hartley, ;i| 
HM2; Denneth R. King, HM2; Allen E. Morini, HM2; Robert J. Reilley, Jr,, HM2; Henry W. Riel, HM2; Dar- • 
rell D. Mahood, HMl; and Allen M. Thrall, HM2. Top row—Bob D. Armstrong, HMl; James J. Auld, HM2; t 
Charles R. Garcia, HMl; James B. Garner, HM2; George D. Crumpler, HM2; Clayton B. Egelhoff, HMl; 
Sperry D. Davis, HMl; and William H. Roy, Jr., HM2. For their class, Chief Golaszewski was Valedictorian * 
and Jimmie Monk, HMl, 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. J 


12ND "B" Group Standings 


Won Lost 


Oak Knoll ... 3 0 

Port Chicago. 2 0 

NAS OaTcland. 2 1 

NavComSta ._ . 

L 1 

MSTS .. .. 0 2 

Naval Supply Center.™ 0 2 

Harbor Defense .. ( 

) 2 

Oak Knoll 


FG 

FT Tot, 

Leak .... 4 

0 8 

Park ... 1 

4 6 

Reid .. 3 

4 10 

Walton ... 9 

0 18 

Chandler -- 3 

5 11 

Beal ... 1 

0 2 


55 



NSC Oakland 

FG 

FT 

Tot 

Holmon ..... 

.. 2 

3 

7 

Box. 

. 6 

6 

18 

Jurgesen ... 

.. 3 

0 

6 

Brown .- 

.. 2 

0 

4 

Golphln ... 

.. 0 

2 

2 

Williams... 

.... 1 

0 

2 


Bres.s . 2 0 4 

43 


Oak Knoll 

FG FT Tot. 

Chandler . 5 2 12 

Pennington .. 0 2 2 

Dunkel .—2 0 4 

Bristol .. 10 2 

Walton . 7 0 14 

Leak . 2 6 10 

Reid .. 6 0 12 

Beal . 5 2 12 

Park.-. 10 2 

Pratt -.- —. 2 0 4 

Miller .-. 7 1 15 



When LCDR Banyong Thavara- 
mara of the Royal Thai Navy i 
checked 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 j 
military personnel under training j 
here. Dr. Banyong was the first to 
receive it. Another treasured memen¬ 
to of his 20 weeks at Oak Knoll is 
the hand.some 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 

FG FT Tot. 

McGuinness .. 2 2 6 

Duncan. 10 2 

Roders.. 0 0 0 

Perez . 0 0 0 

Leslie... 7 0 14 

Turn paw . 1 0 2 

Terrell ...- 3 0 6 


Lady Hoopsters 
In 12ND Cellar 

In the 12ND Group "C” ;Women's) ^1- 
basketball league, the San Francisco 
lady Marines, and the Alameda Hell- 
kiltens are leading the early season v* 
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 Treasxire Island Pirettes,. 
who haven't played a game as yet. 
but find themselves in Ihu^ 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 KnoU 
unit. They tallied 3. 4. and 6 respec¬ 
tively. 



Hilltoppers Scuttled 
I By SFNS Pac Hunters' 

The Hllltoppei* basketball team 
suffered Its ninth non-league loss of 
the season two days after Christmas. 
v;hen 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. McCai*thy with 14. and 
Boyden with 10. 

At present the HiUtoppers are lead" 
Ing the "B" league basketball circuit 
with a 3-0 record. 


Pay Schedule 

(TENT.ATIVE) 

TucsiUy. 15 January— All o)Ticfr> and 
ilaff cnlLnlwl pcntormrl. 

Friflay, IS jiuuiary—All ivatien) enlisted 
persoiuicL 


89 


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Vol. 19, No. 2 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL, OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA 


Friday. 18 January. 1957 


f 


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 particuJai-. 

Plans were made to familiarize the 
new personnel with “Muster Inn,” 
EM Club, its facilities, and the Recre¬ 
ation Committee members. It was 
suggested that individual pictures of 
t(he committee members be p>osted in 
the EM Club to provide easy identi¬ 
fication for new Club patrons. 

An invitation was extended to all | 
'Ihe new staff members to the EM 
Club dances, held two Fridays of 
everjp^onth, and to the other activi¬ 
ties offered at Muster Inn. These 
include the juke box, television, pool 
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 wa>; such a succes~, 
we’re planning to have them each 
rmonth.” 

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



Dick Blewett, J03. editor of the 0.4K LEAF, and Chris Eckl. JOSA his 
repl^ement, lay out Blewett’s last edition of the paper before Blew^ 

MOFFEtTAelo editorTthe 

MOFFETT FIELD NEWS before reporting to Oak Kpoll as a patient. 

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

THE OAK LEAP will lnc^> , - - 


Tags Tell Who's Who' 

Its easy to tell who’s who among j 
staff officers,' nurses, and chiefs^ 
since neat leather-bound name tags ^ 
are now part of the uniform during I 
working hours at Oak Knoll. i 

The tags were designed to aid effl- 
^hcy, courtesy, and friendliness, 
^e neat, easily readable lettering is 
the work of Edward K. Bush. HMC.' 


Cal To Offer Course 

military personnel inter- ' 
^ ^ taking the American Gov- 

bv^J"Offered 

dem^af superinten- 

dent. at Extension 223. 'The class will 

weekly for 18 weeks. Tuition Is $27. 

Author Gives $2,000 

of^'-Cai^T^^ Berkeley, author 
“Afn? Horatio Hornblower." 

h^d ” “A fShep- ; 
othi Sail,” and : 

Marx’s^f^’i Groucho , 

television show “Bet Your I 

hi^Dromnn*' I 

promptly donated to Navy Relief. 


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

Eckl is a June 1956 graduate of the 
University of Notre Dame and has 
his Bachelor of Ai'ts 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 
Florence Times and Tri-Cities Daily 
in his home town of Florence, Ala. 


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 
THE MOFFETT NEWS. Coming to 
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 
mncisco. where he will major in 
business. He was graduated from 
Santa Rosa Junior CoUege 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 prescrip¬ 
tion filled at the Oak Knoll Phar¬ 
macy despite the fact that the staff 
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 
opthalnuc 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 
j totals 6,200,000 (or two tons of) 

I capsules and tablets. Aspii'in and 
AFC’s take up one-fourth of the total 
weight. 

Despite the large quantity of pre¬ 
scriptions, the pharmacists are most 
concerned with quality. Heading the 
competent staff is LCDR Russell R 
Frew. 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, HMI. are both 
graduates 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 
Wofhatch, HM3, from Duquesne Unt 
versify; Eugene D. Wade, HM3. from 
Xavier University; William L. Hawk. 

from Ohio Northern University 
Henry Bourdase is a long-time Civ^i 
Service employee. 

^The function of the phamiacy is to 
Wov.de m-patients and out-pa«ents 
With necessary medications. The 
Pharmacy has most of the latest 
dtwe opments in the field of mot 
in therapeutics, which reflects the 

Note; This article was 
1 ittcn by Vliicpnt’ 't* 

ifortheOAK UErP , ~ 












































Page Two 



Vhe OiBk Leaf 


U. S. Naval Hoapital. Onkland, CaHlornia. 

RADM J, Q, Omdcy, MC, USN. Commnndinit Oflic 
f.APT Fitz-John Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executiv 


icei. 

... --.---JVC Officer. 

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

Editor: Uichiird L. BIcwctt. J03. 

Assistant Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSA. 

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

Editorial Advisor; Dorothy Thompson. 

PholoKraphcrt; Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, HMC, Marvin R. Nunn. HM3. 
Contrihutora ol the W^eck: The American Red Cross. 


The Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern¬ 
ment and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-3S, Rev. July, 1953. 

‘The Oak Leal" receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material appearing in this puhlicotiun may not he 
reprinted without the written permission ol Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions Irom both staff and patients are welcomed nne* should be addressed to The Editor 
ol “The Oak Leal." U. S. Naval Hospital. Oakland 14. Calilornio. 


Vol. 19 

Friday, 18 January, 1957 

No. 2 

-h -1- 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 

GOD BROKE THE YEAR.S 


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. Wh.n li:e seems almost too much 
for us these words by an unknown author can do much to lift our burdD.i. 
God broke the years to hours and days. 

That houi‘ 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 WQe 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 da^y. 

And never, I believe, in all the way 
Will bimdens 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. 


Biuitir ^pruirra 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 

SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Choir Rehearsal Thursday 1930. 

Morning Worship 1030 
Communion following at 1130 
Main Chapel 


CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
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 
Wednesday 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67 A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 



MRS MARY A. MURRAY, national president of the Fleet Reserve Asso¬ 
ciation'Auxiliary, and Mrs. Margaret Longevin. left, national pubUclty 
chairman, were greeted by CAPT FiU-John Weddell. Executive Ollicer. 
when they toured the hospital last week. Mrs. Murray, a resident of l^ng 
BMch. was one ot the oreanizers of events that cnlndnaled the recent Mrs. 

U. S. Navy contest In that city. 


Max VVorhatch, HM3 (left) and Robert D. Kriedler, HM3. prc-packa? 
phenobarbital, a part of the 33 gallons of liquid preparations made evci» \ 
day at Oak Knoll s pharmacy, Worhatch and Kriedler are members of IL* » 
eight-man staff headed by LCDR Russeft R. Frew, Chief of Pharmacy. 


tOokornsL €r 

3<cumvsdL 


Officers reporting for duty were: LT 
Frank E. Staggers. MC, l.'SN. from Yoko¬ 
suka. Jaipan; LT Harry J. Kerrigan, MC, 
USXR. 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 duly were; 
John Devine, IIMl, from New London, 
Conn.; Burton H. Luescher, nM2. from 
L^SNAAS Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi; 
Robert L. Bicscckcs, HMC, from MSTS 
San Francisco; Fred Moorhead, IIM2, from 
the USS TALLADGA; William Scott, 
HMI, from the USS LEWIS (DE-535) ; 
James Smith, HM2, from Naval Supply 
CQri)s School, Athens, Ga.; Loren Brewer, 
MN, Gary Wiiiningham, HN, Howard John¬ 
son. HN, David Alchaffie, tlN, and Jerry 
Roszman, HN, all from HCS Great Lakes; 
William Anderson, HMI, from Camp Lc- 
Jeune, Sagat Giron, UM2, from USNH 
Memphis, Tcnn.; Wilbor Edstrom, HMl, 
from USNH Yokosuka. Japan; James Jarvis, 
HN, from HCS San Diego; John Sarkuch, 
HM2, from NavSubBasc New London, 
Conn.; William McGrath, HM2, from USN 
Receiving Station, Boston, Mass.; Michael 
Kelley, HN, from IlCS San Diego; James 
Noms, HN, from HCS San Diego; Richard 
Deems, HM2, from Camp Pendleton; Laur* 
ance Sanders, HN. from TICS San Diego; 
Frank McKay, IIN, from HCS San Diego; 
Earl Carlson. HN, from IICS San Diego; 
Robert Mawhinney, HN. from HCS San 
Diego; James Gray, HMl, from the USS 
BALDlfCK (APD.132). 

Jack Morris, IIM2, from Norfolk Naval 
Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va.; James Abbot, 
HMC, from USMCAS Cherry Point, North 
Carolina; Halley Bishop, HMl, from NAF 
Wccksville, N.C,; John Tuomala. HMl, 
from Pori Mucncnic, Calif.; Parker Bar- 
field, HM2. from the USS RUSHMORE 
(LSD-14); Garvin Keith, 11M2, USNT! 
Yokosuka, Japan; Dclnia Tycr, IIMG, 
Irom USNH Guam, M.I.; Lester Howe. 
HMC (USCG). from USCC.AS San Fran- 
cisco; John Cunningham, II MC, from USNH 
Oakland; Jo.scph Nannie, 11 M2, from 
USNH Bremerton, Wash,; Jewel Hall, 
IIN, from HCS San Diego; Anthony Hclen- 
ski. HMC. from USNH Newport. R.I.; 
Lary Starling, TIN, from IICS San Diego; 
George Frank, HMC, from Camp Pendleton; 
David Tliklan, HN, from HCS San Diego; 
Stephen Prigge. II N, from HCS S.-in Dicso; 
Norman Hawker, EN2 from the USS 
RAINIER; Harold Borders, HN, from 
HCS San Diego; Harold Hummingbird, HN, 
from lies Son Diego; Paul Smith. HAll. 
from NAS Port Lyeutev, Morocco. 

Jon Winter, HN ; Nonnand Clixby, HN; 
Albert V’igil, IIN; Gerald Dover, HN; Don¬ 
ald Sharp, llN ; James Bourgue, HN ; James 
McGrew, HN; Kenneth Cunningham, HN; 
Jcrold M.arvcl, TIN ; and James Graves, TIN, 
I'll from lies San Diego; Jrrrv Curr>’, ON, 
from USNTC San Diego; Paul McFaddcn. 
TIN, from HCS San Diego; Alton Staten 
Ir., HN. from HCS San Diego; Arthur Mc- 
l)olc, II M2, from NAAS Barin Field, Foley, 
Alabama; Elis Mntahli. nM2, from HQ 
Sui)port Activity, Naples. Italv; Paul Mills, 
HMC, from the USS GREEN FISH (SS- 
^51): Robert Mctc.alf, IIM(', from USNTC 
Bainbridge, Md.; F.mmett Wheatley, HMl, 
from'.USN Dispensary Navy Dept, Wask, 
D.C. . 

Dale Montgomery, HM2, from Marc Is¬ 
land; Robert Clift, 11N. from HCS San 
Diego; Raymond Uallan, HMl, from USNH 



Albert A. Skinner, HMC, checks ir 
prescriptions as Harold R. Hensle,;-- 
HMl, mamifactures capsules on the . 
pharmacy’s capsule machine. Both'- 
men are graduates of the Navy 
School of Pharmacy at Bethesda. 


« I 

Chelsea, Mass.; Edmund Wcitzcil, TIN, 
from UCS San Diego; Stuart Cannon, IIN, 
from IICS Sain Diego: Elwyn Gamer, HM2, 
from NavSubBasc, New London, tonDuiJ| 
Jerry Newland, TIN*; Eugene Morris. HN;* 
Ronald LesUe, HN ; Gene Chapman, HN; (I 
David Landers, TIN i James Larkin, IIN; 
A1 Thomas, TIN; Waddy Hudson, HN) 
Jimmie Gabbaard, UN; HaTTcll Mc^Adoo. . 
MN: Donald Owens. HN; Charles Sanhuri 
Jr., UN; and Robert Everton, UN, all troni 
Ties San Diego; Violet Johnson, HM* 
from MSTS Fort Mxson, S-an T'rancis^ <• 
John Brown, HN; Bobby Watkins, HN^ 
Carrol Sanders. TIN ; Larr}* Jennings. HNj 
Theodore McPherson, UN; and Lane EUw 
riN, aU Irom UCS San Diego; and Bar^ 
Uradlord. 11M2, Irom USX Shipyard Na*» • 
No. 128. 

Officers detached were: LT Ami II. Co*^ ' 
NC. USNR, lo Naval Ordnance Stt* 

lion, China Lake, Calif.; LT William ft 
Ualliday, Jr., MC. USNR. to maclivc dulTi 
lV Fred D. McWillinins, MC I SNR. 
inactive duty: LT Marion E. Rollcri, NC, 
USN. to MSTS, Pacific Area for duty afloat, 
.and LTJG Laura D. Si>encc, NC, USNR, to 
USNII. St. Alban.s. N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel ileiacL'ed were; Robtsf* 
n,alir. HMl, to USS^YORKTOWN (CVA^ 
10) ; Montgomery Smith, JIM.3. to I it^ 
Mariitc Division; Jamc:> Rmg, *'M1. 
USNS Adak. Alaska: Raiiel Wilhams. 
to USN AS Pensacola. .V 
Scliroth Jr., IIM3, to the USS 
(AF-S7); Ardin.ano Arreola. IIM3^^w 
USN AS Monterey, Calif.; James Ande rw^ 
UN. lo USNAS Monterey. Cahf.; W 
Burleson. MN. to U^NS Trc.isure Ishrrf. 
Edward Clayton. UN. to US Naval ShtpyanL 
San Francisco; D.avid Coeville, ,|^N, to L 
Naval Air FnciUty. Monterey; Ronald 
lins, MN. to Mare Island Naval Slupyai^ 
Daniel Cook, IIN. lo US Naval Shipyard, 
San FVuncisco. 


















































Civilian 


F riday. 18 fanuary. 1957 

ScuUhhidL ^ I D + 

heaK'Abouts: Claire Martini RADM Owsley Presents 
Jiniong Bay Ajea residents en- /2Uec|(s Jo 14 Civilians 

Cash awards totaling $1050 were 


A K LEAF 


Pqqe Tbxoa 


For work 


lertalned aboard the Italian Cruiser 
rAIMONDO MONTECUCCOLI. re¬ 
cently'docked at T1 for a six-day 
visit After having a simply “fabu¬ 
lous dinner.” she Invited several of 
the ship’s officers to dinner at her 
San Uandro home. Now the Italian 
visitors have invited Claire and her 
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 theii 
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 lias 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? 

CO ME HIND OR RAIN, SLEET 
OR SNOH'. 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 Funicello, 14-year- 
old " Mousketeer." 

NEWLYWEDS & NEARLYWEDS: 
William C. Johnson, DTS, 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 
AJban.v, 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 Tfip- 
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. 

LIFE BEGAN on 6 January for 
karol Jo Cothran, 8 lb. SYi ox. daughter 
of Lloyd Cothran, HM3, on duty on 
Hard 52, and wife Janis. She’s their 
second child, . . . On 9 Janttary for 
Teresa Lorraine Barnes, S lb. 7K'^ ox. 
first child for John Barnes, HM3, of 
A-ray, and his. wife Florence, . . . On 
8 January for Bruce Christopher As- 
belle, who received a warm welcome 
when he arrived at Merritt Hospital. 
Parents of the 1 lb. I ox. boy are 
Charles Asbelle of the Prosthetic Re¬ 
search Laboratory and wife Rosella, 
former Navy Nurse, once ()T super¬ 
visor here. Bruce has a iS-month-old 
sister, Karen. 


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. 

Awaided $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.; 
w'as awarded $100. i 

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- i 
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. 



ents Service; Helen Simmons and Jennie Ritter of Disbursing. 


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 w'ell as to those who have 
served before us.” Mr. 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 5340.1 A 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 
sum. 



BENEFICIAL SUGGESTIONS paid off for these six employees who 
received cash awards last w,eek. They are (left to right) Paul Germol^ 
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 secretai y to the 
tumor board at Palo Alto Hospital. 


fijtwmoA, 

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 ab iul the man or the woman 
but don't tell about the girl- 

Monday, 21 January * 

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

Tuesday, 22 January 

BATTLE HYMN — Korean orphans arc 
cared for by Rock Hudson and Martha 
I Iyer in a war movie that shows the gen¬ 
erosity of the American troops and the 
tragedies of war. 

Wednesday, 23 January 

THAT CERTAIN FEELING — Boh Hone 
and Eva Marie Saint star in this comedy 
which should provide plenty of laughs. 

Thursday, 24 January 

THE SILKEN AFFAIR — Though silk is 
mentioncil in the title it is doubtful that 
David Niven and Genevieve Page arc 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 
bells. 

Saturday, 26 January 

FOREVER DARLING — Lucille Ball and 

Desi Arnez. the famous TV familv, star in 
thi.s 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 hb 
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 bew 
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 approximately 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 
law. 

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 oui' 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. 


cn- 


Pay Scheidule 

I I F.NTATIV E) 

rrulay, 1 I-ebruary—Officers and stall 
listed men. 

Tuesday. 5 February,-All p.iticnt enlisted 

^ pcrsoniicL 

Friday 15 February—Officers and staff cn- 
11 Si eel men. 

Wednesday, 20 February - AH ralii-nt-en- 
li'lcti personnel. 








































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Varsity Pinsters 
Blank Reserves, 
Cinch 2nd Place 

Oak Knoll varsity keglers blanked 
the Naval Reserve Training Center, 
Alameda, 3-0, \tonday 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. 

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


Standings 


NAS Oakland 

... 21- 0 

Oak Knoll_ 

.. ....12- 6 

MSTS . 

_ 7-11 

NRTC ,_ 

... 6-15 

NCS.. 

_7-16 


Vagabonds Take 
Bowling Lead | 

After 14 weeks of bowling in the I 
Naval Hospital’s Husband - Wife j 
league, the Vagabonds have moved 
into the lead over the rest of the j 
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 
women. 

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 Elnns but came back to win 
the last two as Paul Cook rolled a 558 
series and Jime Cook a 440 series. The 
last-place Alley Kats swept three 
from the fifth-place Hickorys. 


C'Pickers 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 


180 average. 

Fifteenth week results: 'The Cherry 
Pickers swept three from the Admins 
IS did the Electrons from the Drag- 
lets. In the third match the Alley 
^ats took two from the 8-Balls, The 
ligh scores for the week Included 
/Ic Irving 213-202-599, Morgan Rice 
Cherry Pickers) 203-580, D. B, Smith 
Electrons) 212-562, Jim Love <Elec- 
Tons) 202-533, Jerry O’Neill ^Hey 
lats) 536 and Jim Hicks (Cherry 
dickers) 505. 


Friday, 18 January. 1957 



SPORTING THEIR NEW FOOTBALL award jackets Hanna (C), and Eugene Earhardt (Assistant Coach, r;I 
are the rhampions of the 1956 12ND Group “B" Football Middle row (I to r) William Johnson (End), Sam BrOk.^J » 
league, the Oak Knoll Hillloppers. The team members i (FB), Phillip Myrold (C), Charlie Beal (QB), Davie; ■ 
were presented their jackets on Friday, 4 January, by ' Burk (QB), Nat Toliver (End), and Simon SandersSi* 
Admiral Owsley. They are, front row’(1 to r) Chief Bruce j (HB). Top row (1 to r) Dick Baker (HB), Don<»rtt s 
Tillman (Coach), David Alba (HB), John Scott (HB), j Rhoades (QB), Robl^rt Buzzone (End), Dick FitzpatricL^ t 
Cecil Bledsoe (HB), Roger Jaimeyfield (HB), Charles I (End), Jam^ Anderson (C), and David Jackson (HB) % 

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 downifig 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 hasts 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¬ 
bounds and dominated the boards 
against the outclassed opponents, i 
He was followed in the scoring col- I 
umn by Bristol and Dunkel who 
scored ten apiece. Liveugood led 
MSTS with 24 points but received 
little offensive help from his team¬ 
mates. 

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

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

Oak Knoll’s next game will be with 
Harbor Defense on 4 Feb. Harbor 
Defense is now In thh’d place in the 
league after recovering from the 89- 
30 shellacking they received from 
Oak Knoll In their first game. 

The Knollites will then journey to 
Port Cliicago for another chance at 
the league leaders on 15 Feb, 


12ND “B” Basketball Standings 1 

Port Chicago ... 

... 

. ,_5-0 

Oak Knoll ... 

.. . 

. . 4-1 

NAS Oakland. 


2-2 

Harbor Defense ... 


.2-2 

Naval Supply Center 


.1-2 

Naval Communications Sta.._.l-3 

MSTS ...... 


.0-5 1 

Oak Knoll (63) 



FG 

FT Tot. 

Chand!’’’ 

11 

5 27 

Leak .... 

4 

0 8 

Walton .... 

4 

1 9 

Reid 

2 

3 7 

Park .. ....... 

3 

0 6 

Dunkel .. 

3 

0 6 



63 

Port Chicago (76) 

1 

1 


FG 

FT Tot. 

Gandy .... 

9 

3 21 

Jones.- 

7 

0 14 

Crabaugh. . 

6 

0 12 

Hartmett . 

1 

0 2 i 

Ashberrv . 

5 

2 12 ! 

Janzen . 

3 

5 11 

Fisher ...- 

1 

2 4 ; 



_ 1 

76 ! 


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 
’Ti'easure Island on 30 January. 

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


Oak KnoU (77) 
FG 

Walton_ 3 

Leak _ 11 

Miller _ 1 

Chandler_ 4 

Reid_ 4 

Bristol_ 4 

Park _ 1 

Dunkel .. 3 


MSTS (53) 


FG 

Reeve . 0 

Guy .—-- 4 

Baker "... -. 5 

Livengood . 9 

BeU _ 1 


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FI Tot 11 

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3 25 

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FT Totifa 
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6 14 

2 12 - 

6 24 ; 

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WHAT GOES UP must come down is the expression reflected on members of the Oak Knoll Hilltoppers as they 
watch a player from NAS Oakland “hook one up” in Monday night’s game in the newly opened gym. They are (left 
to right) Dick W'alton (6), Bob Leak (11), Duke Chandler (8), and C HIT Reid. Oak Knoll won 60-46. 


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 
j can practice treating battle casual¬ 
ties wiU be on display at Oak Knoll 
in mid-Februar. 

I 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- 

II cular system that includes a centrifu¬ 
gal pump and a network of tubing 
through which glycerine, water, and 

. red vegetable dye “blood” will ooze 
I ■ or gush as th^ insi i nctor decrees. 

t'., model is useo ia teach proper 

treatment for six o[ the casualty 
j problems most commonly encoun- 
, lered in an emergency These include 
a leg wound, an arn» wound, an ab¬ 
dominal wound, a penetrating chest 
wound, choking caused by a foreign 


body in the throat, and a fractured 
jaw. 

"Mr. 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. 

Special invitations to view "Mr. 
Disaster” have been issued to Bay 
Area Military Medical and Dental 
Installations and civilian medical 
and dental societies. Ample oppor¬ 
tunity will be provided for staff per¬ 
sonnel to see one of the hourly dem¬ 
onstrations scheduled dui lng each of 
the five days the mannikin will be 
aboard. 

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


Toppers Clip 
NAS Oakland 

Plajing 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 HarrLs, 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) 


First Tilt 
In New Gym 

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¬ 
test. 

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¬ 
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 
1 added that there is a possibility of 
i expanding the seating capacity if 
' sufficient interest in the games is 
shown. 

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¬ 
trict. 

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


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. Doolan 
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 \\as "Clinical Investigation 
Center Problems, Accomplishments 
and Plans.” 


































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The Oak Teai 


LI 4 S. Naval lloxpitoli Oakland, CnJifomia. 

USN, Commandinft Officer. 

J*-., MC, USN. Exccufivc omccr. 

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

Editor; Christopher E. EckI, JOS A. 

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

PhotoMrnphers: Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, MMC, Marvin K. Nunn. HM3. 
C-ontribulors of the Week: The American Red Cross, .Mrs. Emma Berjfcr, Librarian. 
The Oak Leaf is 0 semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
in conxpliance with NAVEXOS E-35, Rev. July, 195.^. 

Inc Uuk Lcof receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material appearing in this publication moy not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 
t..onlributions from both stuff and patients are welcomed ond should be addressed to The Editor 
of The Oak Leaf.** U. S. Naval Hospital. Oakland H, California. 


VoL 19 


Friday, 1 February, 1957 


No. 3 


1 I 




UROLOGY GRADS—CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Executive OfTicer, pre, *j» 
sents g:raduation certificates to Stan W'illis, HM2, and Billy Brown, HM3 
upon completion of their six-month course in urologry techniques. C.APT 
Mark S. Curtis, Chief of Urology, looks on. 


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: Tn 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 sei? 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. 



(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 foui* 
years of active duty as a tugboat 
captain. 

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. 



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 
MILTOWN OR UNDER THE 
SPREADING A’TROPHY, it will be 
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 expei'i- 
ences with old-time movies. For six 
months after seeing &ich 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 Univensity 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 twentie.s 
and Roosevelt thirties CARNIVAL 
OF BUNCOMBE. 


Red Cross Features ■ 
Ping-Pong, Crafts ■ 

A new feature of the Red Cros- 
Lounge program Is a weekly Ping 
pong Tournament, to be held eve’- 
Thur.sday at 1300. 'This week’s win-|i 
ner is SOT Bill Kell. USMC. who ' 
narrowly defeated PVT Jerry BaxtS> f 
USMC, for the championship. Kel»' 
and Baxter will be present next 
Thursday to take on challengers.^-^ 
... The weekly Pinochle Tournament-iji 
is held Tuesday afternoon at 1330 r? 
and, so far, 45AB seems to be way“i 
ahead with winners. . . . 'Tuesday is |T 
also Spanish instruction day. In- 
struction is given on the' wards forU 
bed patients. If you are interested 
in Spanish instruction, call Retlji 
Cross at 577 and Mrs. Claire Breuerjft 
the language instructor, will contact 
you. . . . Tuesday night at 1900 is jU 
Hostess Dance Time in the Loung tfj 

A craft Gray Lady training course H 
is in progress and as soon as it is'^i 
completed, increased ward coverage^ 
will be possible. This course is fea- | 
turing crafts for bed patients— buck i 
weaving, copper tooling, making py- / 
rocord belts, lanyards, bracelets, /i 
leather wallets, key, cigarette and > 
eyeglass cases, and squaw bags. Am-^i 
bulatory patients may go to the Craft I 
Shop, Building 4i31. across from the'^ 
Lounge, if they are interested in any 
of the above crafts. 

For tlje most part, however, it ap-i 
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 b Rebecca West’s new excel¬ 
lent novel of her own youth, 'THE 
FOUNTAIN OVERFLOWS, Frank 
Norris’ TOWER IN ’THE WEST, a 
lusty crowded novel that spans a con¬ 
tinent and two wars: Monsarrat’s 
gigantic novel of a gigantic conti¬ 
nent. 'THE ’TRIBE THAT LOST m 
HEAD, and Richard Powell’s THE 
PHILADELPHIANS, a sweeping .'^agi 
of four generations of a PhlladelpWa 
amily 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; 
Fi-iday, 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 well 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 
“Conu'ade Leader Napoleon” or find out what happened to the ’’Stork ’That 
Married a Dumb Wife.” ’The record collection will show why Schroedett 
the child prodigy in the comic strip “Peanuts,” loves Beethoven and whj 
Bing Crosby havS been a favorite for so long. 





















































riday, 1 February, 1957 


Page Three 




SIGNS OP THE SEASON: Snow 
& 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 
j Yl, Chief Tillman and his two chil- 
I dren testing the skate.s at Berkeley’s 
I 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- 


Robert L. Scott, HMC, on the eve 
' of his departure for duty on the USS 
IIAVTN, was presented a letter of 
commendation -for his work in the 
Patient Personnel Office. The letter 
i read in part: “Your display of tech- 
'tical knowledge, tact, and resource- 
^iness in dealing w’ith the many 
problems of maintaining a large 
i number of patients’ records is es- 
j>erially noteworthy.” 



mento County Hospitals touring Oak I 

Knoll. . . . LT Isabel Myers outlining | cOlVfPLETE SCHOOLr—Seven members of Oak Knoll’s staff recently 
her itinerary for a spring trip to completed the year-long Orthopedic Appliance Mechanics School. They 
Europe. . . . ENS Anne Tierney and jf^ont row, 1 to r) Robert E. Shawler. HM2; Robert E. Gooch, HMl; 
LT Georgia Jones transferring to! j, pcrgu.son, IIMl; (top row, I to r) Robert A. Cortez. HMl; Stanley 
USN, Bob Staley, HMl. shipping over ' Norell, HMl; Clarence Fleming, HM2, and Bobby H. Gilchrist. HM3. Their 
for another 6, Jerry Bourne, HM3, | course included classroom and practical in.struction in physiology, limb 
‘ ' and the making of artificial limbs. Mr. Rudolf E. Huck was 

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ditto. ... , 

I construction a. 

H'EDDING OF THE WEEK: \ instructor. 

Mae Anderson, HN, of Dependents 
Service and Carl W oodrow Leasure, 

A 02. of FA SR ON 8. Alameda, were 
married in the chapel Saturday at 1400, 
with LCDR (/. L, Martin officiating at 
the double ring ceremony. Patricia 
Thomas, HN, served as maid of honor. 

Boh If allace, HM2, as best man. 


POET LAUREATE OF OAK 
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. 


RAJ\I)OM N()lhS: San Quentin 
prison was the destination of 49 Knoll- 
ites on a recent evening. They were 
members of the Oak Knoll Square Club. 



Troy Lee Miller, AN, now a pa¬ 
tient on Ward GOA, recently received 
a letter of commendation from Ad¬ 
miral Owsley for work he did on 
Ward 42A as part of his rehabilita- 


Masonic Social Group made up of Navy AWARDS—CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Executive Utlicer, pre- 

personnel and civilians and their wives. ^ Federal service certificate to Charles Foreman of IVIaintenance for 

They were welcomed by Warden I/ar- ; service to the government. Twenty-year awards were presented 

ley O. Teets and entertained at a right) Alice Kinkella, Radiology Service; John De Winter, Main- 

banquet in the prison dining room. . . . ■ ^®*^^rice, and Paul Shumate, Food Service. 

When Class 18 graduated from NP^ _ _ 

ir, (x>ctcnMo f 

quet of red roses - CAPT Henry En- KOCeiV© OefVIC© Awards -"tAA-C/#/CJC^ 

M.'r r'.t an' u • t-. .. . . I _ 


nts. .J. S/reit and CDR John ' Twenty-seven civilian employees 

Pnee of Orthopedtes are in Chicago , Of Oak Knoll received Federal serydee 
Y^ru as part of his rehabilita- week for the meeting of the A meri- certificates and pins on 21 Jan for 

ion therapy. “You have contributed Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons then years of servicp tn fho ’’ ^ 

reatiy to the over-all management * • * HN. of Pharmacy, la ment 

of the ward,” the letter said. of his family. Two of his broth¬ 

ers are doctors, two are dentists, one is Oldest employee in time of service 
yawyer. His three sisters are teachers, was Charles Foreman of Mainte- 
{Hes a pharmacist.) He\ prouder still 


Officers' Wiv©s' 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 
[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. 
Charles Quillin will display Swedish 
mports in ceramics, furniture, and 
‘-•rystals from one of the local stores. 


J'OMjuoidL 


t L' i t j ' ~ * ’ •»•••• i riftricCj lio rGC0iv0cl Ills CGrtifipjit’p 

nin fl// and pin for 30 years of service "tueicr. Mary u. Grant, 

e trough college on his steel mi7/ Twenty-year awards went fr> ai- i ^ Uarwn, H.\13, .ill 

workers wages. , ,, ^ to Alice U S.\H. Greai Ukes. m.. RohmV. Ilerbi- 

Kinkella, Radiology Service; Paul *'S, San Dicgu; DonaUi l \ iu 
I.TPR -- . Shymate, Pood Service, and Joseph .'v'-'" 


’ ¥®*'*'‘son, chairman, 

will be assisted by the Mesdames 
W H. Wells. C. F. Dinwiddle, R. A. 
^lund. J. B. Knight, C. O. Wimberly, 
u. Scribner. S. D. Barker. W. A 
^derson. A. N. King. J. H. Faunce,' 
P. E. Cook, H. W. LeBleu. L. J. 
Richards, and M. j. Millard 


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 HI, son of 
Felton Jr., and wife Ai lece. 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. 1oz. 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 

named Ralph 

Webb. 


Officers reporting for duty were LT Wal¬ 
ter R. Hahn.MC, I'S.XR from F.MF, ( .imp 
Lejeune. N.C. ' 

Kniisted personnel reporUng for duty 

\\^!i . t-.S.Nir, Bremerton. 

»i-**M** ’ !’• N\ ebber, H.\’, Dale 1 

L. Logue. n.M.L 

H \ ('er H ’r "i’ tirant, 

t'<^rald C. Larson, H.\13, .ill from 


Wilbanks and John De Winter, both 
of Maintenance. 


M l : Robin B.--T;'ha;rri^lX ho^ 

.\X\r Kirjs;'ir' t‘ Irom 

tificates for ten years' service „ L""is V. si. k.,, ,ix (, iisvrnr 
were presented to Virginia Bjork, Of- j ,Cm rs"NTv'- ^ >'Mri 

flee of Administrative Officer; E.! j- nMiiTr'm rP*”' 

Lorraine Carly, Blanche Cooper i 'L'LL lo^ 

Siavin, al, of PinanT;; if;- 

L. Barnes. Mnnnol - fonua: D,-»n.nl.l i 11 .. 11 . _ . Cab- 


Mary Ann 
James L. Barnes, Manuel Bowers 
and Ralph Williams. Food Service; 
^land Boutta. Irving Coombs. 
Emile J. DuBois, Richard Griffin, 
Charles F. Jackson. Jay Jackson. 

o in H. Johnson and Minor Mell- 
ville, Maintenance; Ophelia Majors 
and Mary Snelling. Nursing Service- 
Lonnie Van Hook. Pathology Vh-- 
ginia Glantz. Alice o. Keller. Ysabel 
R. Ramirez and Gertrude Van Slyke 
of Personnel and Records 


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Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 1 February. I957 


Cagers Show Poiish in First Home Victory staff. Patients 


Bob Leak Tallies 14; 
Leads in Rebounding 

(Continued from page 1) 


boards and shifting their offense 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 Ills 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 KnoU’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 



Urged To Use Pool) 

I Staff members and patient* who I 
enjoy swimming even dinring the » 
winter months have an oiiportusHty 
to swim every day at Osik Knoll’i 
indoor pool. 

The pool, located below the gaa 
station by the football fielld, 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 I 
nurse will be allowed to use the pool i 

Herbert Lay, HM3, manager, gold 
attendance has been poor and urg® 
everyone to make better use of the : 
facilities. He will give swimming in- v 
structions to anyone Inteirested. 


Lady Cagers Win 38-35 
Over SF Marine Tearlj 

Oak Knoll’s Lady Cagersi won their. J 
second league game of the season 
they downed the San Francisco Ladji i 
Marines 38-35. The game was maiTe(|I 
by fouls, and the Lady Marines had** 
to finish the game with only five? 
players. - L 

Mary Lou Chavez w’as top scorer, 
for the Lady Hilltoppers as sImI. 


ALL ALONE—Cliff Reid is all alone as he lays in a crip in Oak Knoll’s 
ner Vn fmir i night victory over NAS Oakland. The Hilltoppers won by a score of ' dropped in 16 points. Rosemary Kli®: 

^eragea ‘i/.o points per game, to loui retained second place in the r2ND “B" Basketball League. I playing her first game, followed ' 


points. 

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 .'ome of the players, and both sides 
were completely exhausted at the 
finish. 


Bowlers Operate in Top Gear 


Chavez with 14 points. LT Gretchoi’ 
Hill scored three and ENS M. 


Wright accounted for two points. 


OAK KNOLL (60) 


PG 

FT 

T 

Walton .... 5 

1 

11 

Miller .... 1 

0 

2 

Chandler.... 6 

0 

12 

Leak .. 6 

2 

14 

Pennington .... 3 

3 

9 

Reid..... 1 

0 

2 

Park .. 5 

0 

10 

NAS OAKLAND (46) 



FG 

FT 

T 

Lienweber .. 3 

3 

9 

Tinlln... 4 

0 

8 

Joseph..... 9 

7 

25 

Holetz.. 2 

0 

4 


12ND "B” STANDINGS 

Port Chicago... 

Oak Knoll.. 

Naval Supply Center- 

NAS Oakland. 

Naval Communications Sts 

Harbor Defense .. 

MSTS . 


ation.. 


4- 1 

5- 2 
4-2 
3-3 
3-3 
2-3 
0-7 


Wanted! A Dance Band 

Any Knolllte 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. 


Falcons Lead in H-W 

As the final round of matches 
starts 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. 


Lady Keglers in Sweep 

Tlie Oak Knoll Lady Keglers moved 
into first place in the 12ND “C” Bowl¬ 
ing League by sweeping three games 
from the San Fi-ancisco Lady Ma¬ 
rines. The defeat dropped the Ma¬ 
rines into second place, and tliey 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- 
151-443. 


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-Bnlls. For the winners Jim Hicks 
rolled a 210-549, while Don Scribner 
hit a 525 series for the losers. 


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 
Germolis turned in 170-168-485 to 
lead the losers. 

The fourth-place Chitblrds 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’ 
MePadden 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 MePadden 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. 


c; 




Creepers Stay on Top" 
In Doubles Handicap |- 

The Creepers retained their 
place hold in the Mixed Doublei^ 
Handicap as they won tiu-ee gamai 1 
on a forfeit from the Alley Rats.. 

In other league action the Go: 
Arms took three from the Mis 
Linx to edge out the Macs in sec 
place though the two teams are tied, 
percentage-wise. I 

The Macs won two from tla|. 
fourth-place Cherry Pickers as Hed( 
Lay rolled 158-153-456 and Joe Mo* 
Fadden collected 150-159-450. j 
The Golden Arms still cairy tean^ 
honors with high average (165), hig^l 
series (597), and the team memben 
carry individual honors as Jerrjj 
O'NeiU leads in high av<?rage (166)i 
high series (597) and sliares gamS 
honors with the Creepei-s’ Dr. M(i| 
Kinney at 233. O’Neill’s partner, Jof 
anne Borge. has high average (I3e)j 
high series (490) and high g 
(181) for the women. 




fiMviswA, 


3 Febniary 


THE 


RAIHepl«« 


and Burl Uancasicr. 

Monday, 4 February X 

THE RACERS—John Contr and Ml 
Douglas. 

Tuesday. 5 February 
ZARAK—AniU Ekberg and Vidor Ma® 
Wednesday. 6 February 
BOTTOM OF THE BOTTLE — 
Johnson and Joseph Coltoru 

Thursday. 7 February 
I’TAH BLAZE — Rory Calhoun. Ai* 
army DAZE. 

Friday. 8 February , 

THE BEST things IN LIFE Aio 
FREE—Sheere North, Dan Dadey. 
Gordon MacRae 

Saturday, 9 February 
N’ IO L ENT SATI’RDAV— Yidor 
.-iiul Richard Egan. 


Man* 








































ASSEMBLY LINE—Patients and staff members use the Navy Exchange’s 
shiny new "assembly line” at the opening of the completely remodeled cafe¬ 
teria. Free coffee was served ail day, and gardenias were given to the first 
100 la'dies who arrived. A new grill, salad bar, and self-service soda bar were 
^ t installed to provide faster service. 


OFFICIAL OPENING of the newly redecorated Navy Exchange cafeteria 
took place as RADM J. Q. Owsley, Commanding Officer, cut the last bond 
holding back the cafeteria’s eager patrons. Looking on are (left to right) 
J. R. Holden, 12ND Food Service Manager; CDR L. C. Williams, 12ND Navy 
Exchange Officer; A. L. SmedI ,k Knoll’s Navy Exchange Manager; 

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


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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 
provided. 

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

Pfee 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 
Christy will not appear at the club 
as rumored since she is on tom*. He 
^id that efforts are being made to 
have her qt Oak Knoll during one of 
the summer months. 


Cal Extension to Gi 
l^eading - Course 

The University of California 
tension School will offer a cour 
fading Improvement startin 
^Knoll Tuesday. 5 March. 
The course will consist of 12 
nour meetings (1930 to 2130 
hi ing 25 a and will be taugl* 
arry Singer. Tuition will be $] 


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 
District. 

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¬ 
cation. 

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


Knoll's MSC Officers 
I To Be Hosts at Party 

j Medical Service Corps Officers of 
1 Oak Knoll will be hosts to Army, 
I Navy, and Air Force MSC Officers 
1 (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. Paunce. 


Navy Exchange Cafeteria 
Reopens After Remodeling 

Oak Knoll’s newly redecorated Navy Exchange cafeteria reopened with 
a flourish on Thursday, 7 February, as Admu*al Owsley cut the ribbon to 
admit the first customers at 0900. 


- vvr dixu g^uueiuas were pinnea on tne 

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¬ 
tures, and all new stainless steel 
equipment—gi'ill, 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 
persons. 

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 more attractive 
he said. ’ 

CDR L. C. Williams, 12ND Navy 
Exchange Officer, and J. R. Holderi, 
12ND Pood Service Manager, who as¬ 
sisted with plans for the cafeteria’s 
redecoration, attended the opening 
ceremonies. 

Present employees are Monis 



KEYS TO THE CITY — LTJG 
Samuel D. Barker, new Special Serv¬ 
ices and Information and Education¬ 
al Services Officer, is presented the 
keys to the "city” of Oak Knoll by 
LTJG Paul E. Cook. Before leaving 


. •. . .->«-aviug , employees are Monis 

tne hospital for a new assignment . Shepherd, manager. Betty Hatton 
with the Fleet Marines. Mr. Cook re- cashier, and Gladys Shank. Natalie 
ceived a letter of appreciation from Doris Myers, Jesse Rose, Moi- 

the CO for his outstanding work in TiujiHo, Juanita Sharp, Dorothy 

the fields of sports and entertain- i Rosborough. Marcia 

ment and for his efficient handling u„u x ’ Naylor. Bonnie Waid- 

of Information and Educational ! Bud cSrk Rhoads. 

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Page Two 


OAK LEAF 


Friday. ISFebniory, 1957 


The Oak Leaf 

LI. S. Naval lIo!«pitat. OnklnnJ. Cnlilornia. 

RADM J. Q, Owsley, MC, USN, Commandinit OlTiccr. 

CAPT Pitz-John Weddell, Jr., MC, LfSN, Executive Oflievr. 

CI)R M. J, Millard, MSC, LISN, Administrative Ofliccr. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports: LT Way loud llcnnctt, MC, USN, and ENS Anne Tierney, NC. l^SN. 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photoj^raphers: Stanley Smith, HNIC, John M. Simms, HMC. 

Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Nlrs. Emma Herijcr, Librarian. 
* rile Oiik 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 appenrintf 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, 15 February. 1957 

No. 4 

“ 

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CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

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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 “ 



SHALL WE DANCE?—The song is turned into action as enlisted staff 
I members and their dates dance to the music of Dan Patiris and his quar-5^< 
tet at a recent dance at “Muster Inn.” S 

_ _ _ _ 

j Red Cross to Have , 
iHiFi Programs 



Most folks have little trouble striking up a conversation or even thinking 
of somethang 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. I 

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 by our conversa¬ 
tion in any circumstance. 

LT DWIGHT P. ZELLER. Protestant Chaplain 


Knollites Asked to Combat Cor 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 oui’ safety 
programs.” 

Personnel at Oak Knoll are enjoined to do their part in this program: 
BACK THE A’TTACK ON TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS. 


Biiiinp 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 

SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Choir Rehearsal Thursday 1930. 
Morning Worship 1030 
Communion following at 1130 
Afain Chapel 


CATHOLIC 

SI'NDAY masses 

0600, 0830 

daily mass and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday—1900 


^pruirra 

Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 
\V ednesday 


CHAPLAIN'S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67 A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 


„ . . ,1 . I On Wednesday afternoons, in the 

For the reader who likes his facts Lounge, there will be a “Record Ri- 
straight and his readings unadorned program. Members of the Ca. 


by the embroidery of fiction, we at the I Woman’s BowUng Associa- 


Hbrary are happy to present a num- , recently presented a Hi Fi set 


ber of books sound of fact, readable | the use of the patients, and th. 
of style, and indeed elegant to look | Francisco Olympic Club has 


upon. First of these, and foremost in , quantities of 33 and 45 RP^ 

popularity at least, is the new book , records; so with both a fine new in- t. 


of Don Whitehead. THE FBI 
STORY: A REPORT TO THE PEO¬ 
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’ 


strument and new records the listen¬ 


ing is really a pleasure. Selections 
range from classical to western, and 
interested patients are Invited tpi,>= 
come and request the music of theii‘i.ji 
choice. 


The State Registers in the Red (r 
Cross Lounge reveal some interesting . . 
information. Patients have now been i' • 
signing these Registers in ther ' 


SEVEN WONDERS OP THE j home-town sections for approxi 
WORLD. None of it, of course, will j mately three months, and thus far, i- 


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 


California leads the .signatiure list. ■ 
with Texas second and Colorado and 
Louisiana tied for third place. Ap- - 
parently there are no representatives ; 
from either Alaska or Wa^ington, ; < 
D.C. at Oak Knoll, but native sons !; 
(by birth or adoption) have indi- * 
cated their preferences for Hawaii, 


World; The Hanging Gardens of 1 Puerto Rifco, the Philippines, Kyoto : 


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. 


(Japan) and Lower Slabbovia. 


THE TES'ITMONY OF THE 
SPADE by Geoffrey Bibby, which 
was planned and written explicitly 
as a companion volume to GODS, 
GRAVES AND SCHOLARS, is a 
stirring and beautifully explicit nar- 


The ping-pong tournaments have v 
drawn ,entrants from every section .:' 
of the hospital, and the champion- -1 
ship has passed from Ken Smith whe ; 
held it twice (defeating Jerry Jack- 
way and Chuck Canpie) to Chuck i 
Trapp, who won a hard fought f 
match over Chuck Canpie. 


rative of life in Noi'thern Europe n-i I C J 

from 15.000 Bc to the time of the j Protestant Bible S+udy 


Vikings. “Every archaelogist j TuesddyS 

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 


A Pi otestant Bible study class con-t 
ducted by LT D. F. Zeller, CHC. USN|; 
is being held each Tuesday noon^.i 
from 1’215 to 1245 in the training room- 
of Building 133. All military and staff 


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

Anonymous 

FLATTERY 

‘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 of 
the rich pass for wise saws in society. 

Cervantes 


Pay Schedule 

Friday, 1 M.-ircii—Offierr'i and staff enlisted 
men. 

Tnc.sday, .S Afarcli—All iiatient-cnlistiMl per- 
.sound. 

Friday. 15 March—Officers ami staff en¬ 
listed men. 

Wednesday, 20 .March All pntiait-ctdiMed 
personnel. 


wTack 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 sui face of the 
earth, a problem that has sthred the 
Imagination of men fiom the time 
of Hesiod and Aristotle and the Bible 
down to the pre.sent. And at last. 


members afe welcome. 


we would like to call -youi- attention 
to Werner Keller’s THE BIBLE AJ? 
HISTORY, a story imbued with the 
excitement of true detection. Fi'oir 
the disappearance of Sodom and Go¬ 
morrah to the appearance of the St^' 
of Bethlehem, the author deals only 
with sober facts so eloquent in them- 
.selves they need no other dramatiza¬ 
tion. 












































































Page Three 


’idoy* 15 February* 1957 


^r uHlob uiL 


CONGRATULATIONS to all the 
girls In the Muring Corps, who cele¬ 
brated their 14th Birthday Wednes¬ 
day. To LTJG’s Samuel D. Barker 
and Walter A Andersen of MSC. 
Both attained this rank as of 1 


lanuary. 

THIS COVl.D Itli P.IINI IJL: One 
patient, whose strnnf> subject apparent- 
• ly is not spelling, applied for special 
liberty "to tack wife to the doctor." 

random sights & SOUNDS: 
Corpswaves comparing and sharing 

/ valentines_Dr. Davis pursuing his 

lew specialty—cross-pollinating Af- 
ican violets. . . . Knoll girl keglers 
eadlng about themselves in the 
.rribune sports section. . . . LCDR 
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-for- 
vard on the US Olympic water polo ' 
P'm that competed at Antwerp, Bel- 
,ium. He is a native San Franciscan, I 



Stanley G. Boykin. HIVI3; Bernard J. Braverman, HM3; Richard O. Patten. HMS; Clifford W. Hicks, HM3; 
Charles H. Quisenberry, HM3; Clyde C. Cook Jr., HN, and William H. Gardner, HN. 


The 


• Stanford grad, and an MD, . 

.' Faunces. Cooks, and Kings still j 
fb mking their lucky stars they didn’t I 
, 1 reach Reno any sooner. Having! 

caught the Western Airlines Cham- 
Jfoagne flight at 1230, their plane was 
^t a few minutes from landing when 
fj the big explosion occurred. The fire' 
* and destruction were clearly visible! 
i as thetr pilot circled the city but i 
had little effect on -their “Bright i 
: ■ Lights Tour.” .., Sturdy newspaper- ' 

. men exchanging squeamish looks as j 
Dr. McAlpine stopped the flow of 
jj- blood from “Mr. Disaster’s” wounds. 


" 4 DAUGHTER FOR THE TAN- 


DYS: Mrs. Roy Tandy is in Ports- j 
mouth, Va.. today for the wedding of 
•P Mary Josephine lHness. \ 

The groom is a Hospital Corpsman j 
<ioa' attending the Medical Adtninis-\ 
y irative Technician School at [JSNH, \ 
Portsmouth, and the bride is a Hospi- I 
r- Corpswave there. 

LIFE BEGAN on 31 January for 
Richard Dean Hicks, 4 lb. 2 oz. son j 
of* Clifford Hicks. HM3, and wife,' 
Anita . . same date for Lewis Joe I 

Burke, Jr.. 8 lb. 2 oz. son of Lewis 
Burke. HM3. and wife Beverly . . . 
on 5 February for Thomas Treadway 
Vasquez, 6 lb. S'- oz. son of LT Mario 
Vasquez and wife, Betty ... on 9 Feb- ! 
ruary for Carl Walter Hahn. 4 lb. 11 i 
:>z. son of LT Waltei* Hahn and wife, i 
Bhirley. All are “firsts” except young 
Thomas Vasquez, who is the fifth 
child in his family. 


Wives' Club to Hold 
Benefit tor 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 lor 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 a.ssume there is a deficit 
to be met at each Club function for 
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. 



SURGERY GRADS—Having -,tly completed the Operating Room 

Technicians School, the six graduates await the cutting of the graduation 
cako as LT Peggy Heimberger, their instructor, looks on. They are (left to 
right) Homer Mar, HM3; Bruce DeMaray, HM3; Hilliard Preston, HM3 
Arvor Roland, HM3, class honorman; Keith McLaughlin, HM3, and Olaf 
Bolken, HM3. 




Dr, Doolan Lectures 
At Corona Hospital 

LCDR Paul D. Doolan, Chief of 
the Research Service, lectured Mon¬ 
day to the staff of USNH, Corona, at 
^ the invitation of OAPT A. C. Aber- 
^thy, Commanding Officer, and on 
^esday to the staff of the City of 
Hope Medical Center in Duarte 
through arrangements made by Dr. 
ulian Love of the Center's division 
I post graduate medical education. 
His subject at Corona was “The 
Uificlal Kidney,” and at the City of 
Hope, he spoke on “Tieatment of 
Acute Renal Insufficiency” and 

vaiert^n?"®^® Treatment of Ele¬ 
vated Blood Ammonia.” 

hSf: Southern California 

eeutlvro^rs.'"™" 


(x^sdeomsL £r 

J'OJuiwsdL 


Vs, 


. Lorotli.v M. K. Ifinsycn. NC, 

( SiN, froiti USXII. Corpu.s ('hristj. Texas, 
reported lor duty. 

Ivnlistefl personnel reportinj; for duly 

rc'v’ii from 

I a-Ml. ban Diepo; ISiorman Savoie. IIN 

from r .tient .Status, Oakland ; Gerald 11. Dei- 
wejler MN. from HCS. Gre.-xt Lakes. III.; 
Robert A. .Malcolm. H.MC. from FM F. 
r.amp Lejeune, N.C.; Max F.. Potter, II.M.l. 

Bernard Barbo, 

HMC from VSNU, Yokosuka, Japan. 

Brcnd.-in ]. 


r'^’ to'rsNVi. srnieV:' 

• J-’*'''’ •f*' - USN.^^to 

Tliird Marine Div.. 


I•^vn^ LTIO L,'. rS Ivc "esNu- 

(IKN. A. E. ANDiaisoN; !t ap; 

'Ir'afl.cl »m.; Tl.oni. 


Sunday, 17 February 

LISHON -Rav .Milland journeys to Poriu- 
only to get a lilack eye froni tlic Film 
Huyer s Rating, 

Monday, 18 February 

Knoll 

.MbTS at 2000. 

Tuesday, 19 February 

KELI,^ .AND ME — Van Jolinson, Piper 
l..aiiric. Immigrants from the <d<I so<l may 
not approve of this one. 

Wednesday, 20 February 

^”,9 TROUD LA.XD — Audio 
Murphy I,at Crowley. White hero and 
heautifiil Indian squaw try to keep Apaches 
from taking another Hollywood trouncing. 

Thursday, 21 February 
MOONFLEET- Stewart Granger. Viveca 
Lmdfor.s. The Owl and the Pussy Cat go 
to sea in a heautiful pea-green boat. 

Friday, 22 February 

•'^^,-'’f;-'THV-l)ehorah Kerr. 
John KeiT. The love story of a teen-ace 
wy ami an understanding woman. W-rv 
JToikI rating. ■ 


! 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. 


i.’o \ x'/'I February 

J I^\.\Clb l.\ THE HAU.N'TEI) IIOf'SE 
I i^ncis, the mule who speaks perfect 

. in ifl Inm, 


|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 

oS“”’ Personnel 


\v « iT ..X,HM3. losenl 
a l to"HSN Weinkc^s. ILM'j 

Miller ll\I W. 

CElvrER"'OR- 



‘O Molrett Field. 

Hilli.ard l■reslon Bolken, H 

Batuxent Hver' VId • •«, U.S.VAS, 

ffher. HN. David I I f'-aBa- 

DSNS. Hunter’s Poinr.^'^n' 

•« I’SNu. V’ 


Uuei,ii„, i I mV. i'-sx i ■ 

i^loinc S. .M,n„g|,, V'SNS', ^1:,: 


ADAM AND EVE 


Strange his first sleep would be his 
last repose. 


Anonymous 


Pormln polisilted horde 

S and Bored.—Lord Byron 


















































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



Falcons in First 
In H-W Bowling 


Friday, 15 Febmory, I 957 ^|^ 2 f 


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 gomes bock. In 
fourth place are the Shortanorters, 
while the Hlckorys 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. of 


with a 212-585 as the Vagabonds took Special Services was recently award- 


the first two games before dropping . ^ Letter of Commendation. “As' *| 


the final game by one pin to the ' officer In charge of the change ^ 

Double Enns. Doc Bennett rolled a | and equipment, general typ- 


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


Playboys Whip Hilltoppers; 
End Three-Game Win Streak 


209-515 for the losers. In the third 
match. Bill Kuziara rolled a 506 se¬ 
ries. and his wife Helen a 462 series as 
the Alley Kats downed the Short- 
snorters despite a 554 series by John 
Faunce. 

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. 


ing and public relations in your de 
partmcnt, your devotion to duty haj 
been outstanding in every respect 
the letter read. CAPT Filz-Job,, 
Woddell, Executive Officer, present^ 
the commendation, which was signed 
by Admiral Owslev. ... I 


C Pickers Still Lead 
Men's Bowling League 



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. 

Ebccept 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 axe 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*polnt spread, the 
game was one of the best played of 
the season, as both teams gave a good 
exhibition of shooting and rebound¬ 
ing. 

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 i 
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 first quarter. 
Oak Knoll increased the half-time 
lead to 13-4. 

Mary Lou Chavez and Pat Under¬ 
wood led the Lady Hilltoppers with 


OAK KNOLL (56) 

FG FT 


Walton __ 1 

Chandler . 7 

Leak . 6 

Reid . 4 

Park .. 3 

PLAYBOYS (66) 

FG FT 


3 

3 

0 

2 

6 


T 

5 

17 

12 

10 

12 


McGarraugh 
Pearce ... 
Petersen 

Carrol _ 

Olson . 

Leland ._. 
Green ... 

12ND “B 
Port Chicago ... 
Oak Knoll 
NAS Oakland 


1 
6 
14 
. 2 
. 3 
2 

. 0 


0 

4 

0 

0 

1 

1 

4 


T 

2 

16 

28 

4 
7 

5 
4 


After completing 19 weeks in the 
Naval Hospital’s Men’s Bowlinajji: 
League, the Cherry Pickers hold 
three-game lead over the Admiiij|' .' 
with the Electrons in third place foni- ' 
games behind. j,, 

'The Alley Rats hold down fnnrthj r 
with the Dragnets in fifth and the 
8-Balls floundering In the cellar. 1 
Vic Irving of the Cherry Pickei^'' 
holds high average with 178, hi^li'a 
series with 599 and high game witJ- 
226. |- 

Eighteenth week’s results: This*" i 
was position week and found the first,, 

I place Cherry Pickers taking two 
, games from the Admins as Vic Irvinjgjl 11 
I rolled a 565, Jim Hicks a 512. and j] 
Harry Hensle a 505. For the loser^j 
Coy Boyd rolled a 540 series. The j| 


STANDINGS 


seven points apiece, followed by Naval Communications station. 


Thompson with five and Rosemary 
King with four. Mull led T.I. with 
nine points. 


Naval Supply Center 
Harbor Defense 
MSTS .... 


.7-1 

. 8-2 

.7-3 

.5-4 

4-5 

2-9 

0-9 


senes 

Electrons made a clean sweep over| 
the Alley Rats as Jim Love bowled a 
217-534. In the third match of tbej 
week, the Dragnets took the first* , 
two games only to drop the last by f 
six pins. 

Nineteenth week’s results: All’* I 
matches this week ended two games' t 


to one as the Cherry Pickers beat th^ 
Dragnets, the Admins took the 8- 
Balls, and the Alley Rats scored over 
the Electrons. In general the scor^i 
of the week were low with only 
500 series. 


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presented to the .\nipuW(i| 


LATEST MODEL—Patients In.spect the new 1957 Oldsmobile which was recently . 

Rehabilitation Program for driving instruction by the Oldsmobile Dixision of General Motors. The car is c‘t|»ip^^ 
with the latest driving aids for the handioapptMl, The Oldsmobile Division has donated a new car for this purixis* 
every year since 1916. 
































































Luncheon at the Officers* Club was the first stop on th3 Mexican Navy officials itinerary when they toured the 
hospital on Wednesday, 20 February. Guests and hosls included (left to right) front row: RADM Antonio J. Aznar, 
MeScan Naval Attache in Washington; Representative John F. Shelley, whose tour of the hospital coincided with 
that of the Mexican dignitaries; VADM Roberto Gomez Maqueo, Secretary of Marine of Mexico; RADM J. Q. 
Owsley, VADM Antonio Vasquez del Mercado, Chief of Naval Operations of Mexico; RADM Alvaro Sando\iil Paul- 
iada, Chief of Staff, Mexican Navy; and CAPT Alfredo Marquez Ricano, Aide to the Secretary of Marine. Back row: 
LTJG Fourzan, member of the visitors’ party; CAPT Leo Pctter, Head of Oak Knoll's Plastic Surgery Branch; 
CAPT J. W. Geist, DSN, local aide to Admiral Gomez; CAPT Fitz-John Weddell, Jr., Executive Officer; CAPT 
!Vlarvin L. Gerber, Chief of the Surgical Service, CAPT Tracy D. Cuttle, Acting Chief of the Medical S 
and LCDR Raymond If. W'atten, Medical Service. 



i PT Thomas J. Canty, Chief of the Amputee Service and director of the 
ros etic Research Laboratory, shows visitors the Navy-made artificial 
an with cosmetic covering with which the hospital provides each arm 
nipu ee, in addition to the more functional hook-type hand. Watching the 
emonstration are VADM Roberto Gomez Maqueo, Secretary of Marine of 
DIst John J. Shelley of California’s Fifth Congressional 

Na f»^ncisco) and VADM Antonia Vasquez del Mercado, Chief of 

Mexico. Following their visit to PRL. the visitors saw 
ysical and Occupational Therapy and the “artificial kidney.’’ 

Have Dance Tonight At Club 

Inp served. Rhythm and blues will be 

featured on Friday, 22 March from 
2100-2400 as Mark Teel’s Quartet 
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. 


Stanford Choir Sings 
Tonight in Auditorium 

I The Stanford University Men’s 
I Glee Club will give a concert of spir- 
! ituals in Oak Knoll’s auditorium to- 
I night from 1900-1930 preceding the 
regular movie. 

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


hrir. -aic jcrquuatca 1.0 

oring their own dates to the staff 
a.s Curly Gold, a new- 
^mer o Oak Knoll, and his western 

SSa » the music from 2100- 
^ Hostesses will be provided. 

thoTinh^r^ ‘^eld at 

dav month. On Sun¬ 
oco Stefanl and his 

^ 1800 Free refreshments will be 


Three Civilians Rated 
Outstanding Workers 

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

They are Lois C. Vukman and 
Betty C. Dairimon of the Finance 
Dlvi.slon, and Margaret Nielson, sec¬ 
retary to the Chief of the Surgical 
Service. 


I.i £ General Strong 
' / visits Oak Knoll : 

BRIGEN F. S. Strong, Jr., MC, 
USA, Retired, Executive Director of i 
the Pi osthetics Research Bsard of, 
the National Research Council, his j 
new assistant BRIGEN Harold W, | 
Glattley, MC, USA, Ret., and Tonnes ' 
Dennison, West Coast secretary of i 
the board, paid a brief visit to the ' 
Prosthetic Research Laboratory on 
20 February. 

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


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 
started at Oak Knoll and civilian 
and military staff personnel are asked 
to return their contribution enve¬ 
lopes before the deadline on 20 March. 

The individual contribution enve¬ 
lopes have been distributed and 
should be gathered by department 
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. (Blaster Seal Society) 
and the United Cerebral Palsy (Gold¬ 
en Deed Crusade). Elach person con¬ 
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¬ 
velope. 

Dr. Krause urged everyone at Oak 
Knoll to give generously since this 
will be the only opportunity this 
year to support the five agencies. All 
contributions are to be submitted in 
sealed envelopes, and giving is on a 
stiictly voluntary basis. 


Eddie Fisher Sings 
Song For Little Fan 

Cynthia Acker always thought 
when Eddie Fisher sang “Cindy, 
Oh Cindy’’ it was for her, and now 
."^he know’s. 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 
thee 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 face 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 lus 
program “Coke Time.” Not only 
that, he has sent her a 'TV set 
so slie can watch his program 
every Wednesday night as long as 
slie is in the iipsiptal, w^hich doc¬ 
tors say will be quite a long time. 
























t^age Two 


The Oak Leaf 


U. S. NavnI Hospital, OnklancJ. Cniiiornin. 

HSN, Commandinfl Officer. 
^ Weddell, Jr., MC, tlSN, Kxecuiivc O 


. ...... -’ —» .^v Officer. 

.VP ^ ^tSC, OSN, Administrative Officer. 

bdifor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSN. 

Sports: LT Waylaiid Bennett. MC, USN, and KNS Anne Tierney. NC. USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

PhotoiUaphers: Stanley Smith. HMC. .lohn M. Simms. II,MC 
__ y.ontrihutors of the Week: The American Bed Cross, Ntrs. Iimma Berifer, Librarian. 

The Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commcrciallv nt no cost to the Govern- 
<-n in compliance with NAVEXOS l’.3.S, Rev. July, 19lV 

>c Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material, 
rmeu Porces I ress Service (APPS) material appearinif in this publication may not be 
n 'vitliout the written permission of Armed I'orces Press Service. 

.on I'lnnuons from both stuff and patients arc welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
ot 1 he Oak Leaf," U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 11, California. 


Vol. 19 


Friday. 1 March. 1957 


No. 5 


-f- + CHAPLAIN’S CORNER + + 


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 theii* 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 lengrthy field day to re¬ 
store the luster of grace in which our God created it. 

Briefly then, that is the meaning of the Sea.son of Lent, which commences 
on Wednesday, 6 Majxh. 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 


New Navy TV Show 
Presented Weekly 


Lenten Services Start 


For Protestants 


"Men of Annapolis” a new televi¬ 
sion show can be viewed by personnel 
at Oak Knoll every Saturday from 
2230-2300 on KPIX-'rV, 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. 


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 
Thui-sday Conrununion, 18 April, 1930; 
Good Fi'iday services, 19 April, 1200- 
1330. 



NAVY MOTHERS—Members of the Oakland Navy Mothers’ Club No, 13 
vLsited Oak Knoll recently, bringing 21 radios and many afghans to the pa¬ 
tients. Here Mrs. Marie Nunes presents an afghan to Thomas B. Lutsky, BT3 
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 1851 after he lost both legs as a result of Kor^T 
War wounds. • , 



New Hostesses Join 
Red Cross Dances 




Thumbing through a book by ' 
James Thurber, noted American wit, j 
writer, cartoonist, and ex-newspaper¬ 
man brought out the most different i 
definitions since Sam Johnson’s die- I 
tionary. For example, KISSGRAN- I 
NY, a man who seeks the company of j 
older women, especially older women i 
with money; a designing fellow; a ! 
fortune hunter. 2. An over affection- i 
ate old woman, a hugmoppet, a bun- | 
nytalker. PRESSGRAIN, a man who j 
tries to make whiskey in his own I 
cellar; hence, a secret drinker, a I 
hidebottle. a sneakslug. GRASS-1 
GRAIL, a large nocturnal moth. Not: 
to be confused with a smackwindow, 
the common June bug. or bangsash. j 
DRESSGRADER, a woman who, 
stares another woman up and down,! 
a starefrock; hence, a rude female, a 
hobbledehoyden. 


The last week of February a new . 
group of hostesses joined those wh • 
have been coming each 'Tuesday fox'; 
the dances in the Red Cross Lounge, * . 
These hostesses come to Oak KnoD* 


through thB Oakland. Berkeley and^ii i 

- -- .r 


Mr. Thurber is also a moralist as 
shown by the following selection from 
FABLES FOR OUR TIMES, which 
is called THE LITTLE GIRL AND 
THE WOLF. 



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. 


Alameda Chapters for both 
Lounge dances and special parties^-i^! 
and also for the hostess ward parties i ^ 
on Thursday evenings, 

Atencion todos los que'hablan es-i i 
panol; Quieren Ustedes apreuder me- r i 
jor el Ingles? Hay closes todos lot. ' 
martes—si hay algunos intere.sadb9'iil^' 
por favor hablen a la senorita de Cruii «■! 
Roja en la oficina—or—all patiente' r 
(or personnel who are free) interesWi. 
in learning to speak English beittt' , 
may obtain information concerning: . 
the 'Tuesday afternoon language, 
classes from the Red C^oss worker in ? 
the Lounge, or topside in Building 38 ; 
(Community Services Building). Alsoj. : 
anyone interested in learning to 
speak Spanish may obtain Informa^ 
tion from the same sources. 

After three times as semi-finalist. 
Chuck Caiiipe finally became Ping- 
pong Champ by defeating Ed Deli 
in the latest tournament. Ar 
Thompson, RP3. and Joe Marti 
AKl, both of 43A, are the Pinochl# 
champions of the week 


I 


CDR Eleanor Sauer, As.sistant Director of Ihe Waves, stops at the Depend¬ 
ent Service Clinic during her recent inspection lour of the Waves' facilities 
and activities at Oak Knoll. Staff members pictured with her arc (left) 
Roberta Thomas, IIN, and Dolores Evans, HM3. 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 $hot the wolf 
dead. 

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


fi/uivkwA, 


Sunday. 3 March . 

Sn.ADGNV OX T11F> \VINDOW—InabW 
»o discover the plot or cliaractcrs to il 
one. However there U a CARTOON 
cover any >linrtcoinings ihc picture 
have. 

Monday, 4 March 

THE SILVER CHALICE* J.iek Palarc 
Virj^iiin M.ayo. The o* Simou u 

Magician and his cult. This mo\'e -ini| 
other ItihliCs^l extravaganxa. 

Tuesday. 5 March 

THE TATTERED DRESS—Jeff CHannltf 
Jeanne C'rain. Jack Carson. W ho s eudij 
('handler x»r Cars^on? 

Wednesday, 6 March . 

HELEN* OF TROY—Jack Sernas. Ro*^»nt* 
PcxlcsUa 

Thursday, 7 March ^ , 

ODONGO—Rhonda Fleming, 

Carev. Prohably another in 

White Hunter ' or love among the ; 

tans series. jj 

Friday, 8 March 

SEC RETS OF LIFE— DLsney’s K 

sliown once again. Also showing '7 .»m 

COWBOY NEEDS A HORSE ami ( 

DOG, nn escapetl mutation ol Durh.^^ 
Saturday. 9 March _ 

TARGET ZF.RO-Richard Conte P^P^ 
Castle. Better sec it to Cnni out who 
The Indians are still Miffenng from 


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^Y,An^r. 1 March. 195^ 

WHEN THE ARMY crossed the 
compound Tuesday with n 60-foot 
hattcring ram. peace-loving Knoll- 
ues viewed the piQcedure with some 
Ihrm. but they needn't have. It 
* en'S a nearby Army NIKE station 
had never had a proper llagpole; so 
,i,er obtaining necessary permis-ion. 
, wi-ecker and crew of six took pos- 
sc~sion of the San Leandro Ann x 
cole that had stood tlagless since 1 
jeptember 1946 (when USNH. San 
Leandro. • was disestablished) and 
hauled it away. 

WPI'lAL S'O TES: Harold Ht tislv 
^Pharmacy is off to Humphrey, Nebr.. 
olure tomorrow he will claim Theresa 
U’emhoff as his bride . . . Anthony 
Thompson and Barbara Ann McCorklr 
''xchaiiged vows in the chapel last Sat¬ 
urday, Father Spinney officiating at the 
double-ring ceremony . . . Lionel C. 
Potter will claim Agnes Cecilia Hofer 
as his bride in a 9 o'clock ceremony to- 
morrow morning at St. Francis of As- 
eisi Church in San Francisco. 

IJPE BEGAN on 12 February for 
•arl Andrew Whiteside, fourth child 
for CDR James Whiteside of the 
Pathology Service and wife Anna. 
Tlx new boy weighed 8 lb. 4', oz. on 
.,nival ... on 21 February for 8 lb. 
4 oz. Diana Lynn Prater, fiist child 
for James Pratei*. Jr., HN. of the Ad¬ 
mission Room, and wife Mary. 

, K01.LITF. MS: .Marines at the 
Main Gate are all decked out in side- 
arms, w%ite duty belts, and lanyards, 
1 all of which add to their snappy appear¬ 
ance and manner , . . Chuck Hanna of 
• t'LI) and Roger Jaimeyfield of Urol¬ 
ogy both deny engagement rumors, but 
' Hannii 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 OAR LE.4F failed4o obtain statis¬ 
tics on the sex (or sexes) of the fragile 
dozen , . . Dave Alba, HM2, manager 
of the F.M Club, wants to play Picasso 
\ ltd decorate the club bulkheads. .Since 
Dave and his tape recorder (Getz, Ken- 
: ton, Yardbird Parker and crew) have 
invaded, the place has taken on a more 
Bohemian atmosphere. .4n issue of 
regulation Navy berets, cigarette hold¬ 
ers, and turtle-necked watch sweaters, 
plus the usual sawdust floor, would 
make .Muster-Jntt out-Bohemia the Bo- 
^^'*Aan places in .San F rancisco, and 
think of the savings! 


OAK 


Page Three 


1500 Persons Watch BuMed's 'Mr. Disaster' Demonstration 

Treatment of Injuries 



“ITS BEEN TOUCH AND GO, but we’ve never lost him yet,” said LT 
Richard J. McAlpine, who demonstrated latest personnel damage control 
methods to some 1500 military and civilian doctors, nurses, and corpsmen 
during “Mr. Disaster’s” five-day visit to Oak Knoll. 


Shown by Dr. McAlpine 

“Mr. Disairter” “bled” and “choked 
but managed to survive five days of 
hourly demonstrations here in rnid- 
February when military and civilian 
doctors, nurses, and corpsmen ob¬ 
served the latest methods of treating 
battle or disaster casualties. LT Rich¬ 
ard J. McAlpine, MG’, USNR. gave 
the demonstrations. 

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

35 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. 


“We feel the manikin is a most ef¬ 
fective teaching device for anyone 


Delmar First Knollite Officers' Wives' Club 
To Get Cal Certificate To Hear Law Explained 

George Delmar, administrative as- The new “Survivors’ Benefits Law 
sistant in Maintenance Division, re- ! will be explained to the members of j who may have to give first aid to the 

cently became the first civilian em- i the Officers’ Wives’ Club at their reg- wounded, either in battle or in event 

ular monthly luncheon meeting, | of accident or mass disaster.” Dr. Mc- 

Wednesday, 13 March at the tlub. Alpine told audiences, while he 

Lieutenant John L. Young, the Hos- i reached into the patient’s mouth to 

pital Legal Officer, will be guest remove a stray denture that could 


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 with 
the University of California Exten¬ 
sion Service, and it gives me double 
pleasure to see this program produce 
concrete results,” the Admiral wrote. 


speaker. An open question and an¬ 
swer period will follow the sched 
program. 

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.' 


easily have cut off the breathing and 
proved fatal. 

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

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


Tissue Registry Branch Holds Monthly Seminars at Oak Knoll 




Navy Relief Group 
To View Fashions 

Elegant styles from the fashionable 
shops of San Prapcisco will be mod- ' 
eled on Wednesday, 20 March, at the 
Fairmont Hotel in San F’l’ancisco, 
when the Navy Relief Society Fashion 
Show gets under way. Luncheon will 
e ved at 1200 noon. Proceeds from 
me sale of door prize tickets will go to 
the Navy Relief Society. 

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


^CESTRY A degenerate noble- 
w birth. 

t ‘T'P- nothing 

PiounH ^ Which is under- 

giound.^amuel 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- 
^sts who meet here monthly for dinner and discussion of diagnosUc prob 
Icms. Seated, (I to r) are Drs. Grace M Hvde Thnmoc- au * prob- 

Pau, Mic hao., Jacob Ma.in, Roberrj."^a:;onal?a\d 
Clement, Paul VVinquist. Ralph M. Kniselev. Hugh V O’Connelf rI h i 
Wetzel. Nathan L. Morgenstern. George Loquvam. Y'rcch Pardri^fr^ 
wards. Charles Rolle. and RuU. Seale. Drs. O Connell, Wetzel and'^ar^o ar' 
members of the Oak Knoll stair » ho attended last Thursday ni^hfs fetin' 

























Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



CPickers Lead 
Electrons by 5 


Friday. 1 March, 1957 


RADM J. Q. Owsley, ('omtnandiriK OfTicer, presents bowiing trophies to 
members of Oak Knoll's team whieh finished second in the 12ND “B’’ Bowl¬ 
ing League. Members of the team are (left to right): Vic Irving, IlMl; Jerry 
O’Neill, DK2; Harold Ilensle, IIMl; Gene Earhart, HMl; Ernie Thatcher. 
IIMI, and Jim Kellner, IIMl. The team eompiled a record of 18-6 in league 
play. 


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 
forfeit. 

The Knollltes 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, w'hich 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. 

OAK KNOLL (73) 


Falcons Hold First In 
Final Bowling Week 

As the Husband-Wife League goes 
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 Faicons tooK 



FG 

FT 

T 

Walton . 

2 

1 

5 

Buzzone ... 

0 

2 

2 

Chandler . 

5 

2 

12 

Bristol. 

3 

2 

8 

Leak . 

. 1 

0 

2 

Dunkel .. 

6 

3 

15 

Reid .. 

5 

0 

10 

Gerhart . 

3 

1 

7 

Park .. 

5 

0 

10 

Brooks 

0 

2 

2 

MSTS (31) 

FG 

FT 

T 

Baker . 

2 

0 

4 

Guy 

2 

1 

5 

Livengood 

7 

3 

17 

Ard . 

1 

0 

2 

Bell 

1 

1 

3 


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 .serie.s. The Alley Kats, 
led by Jim Love’s 202 game, took two 
games from the Double Enns. In the 
third match of the week. Eima Mc- 
Clurg roll&d a 162-160-455 and Dottie 
Hicks a 154-437 in the Hickorys’ vic¬ 
tory over the Shortsnorters. 

Tw'entieth week’s results; Despite 
a 414 series by Dottle Hicks, the Hick- | 
orys lost two games to the Vagabonds.: 
Ellen Bennett rolled a 417 series and 
Doc Bennett just mi-ssed 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 
Millard. 


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 fii'st 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 
theii' 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 W. Palda, Jr., HM2, was re¬ 
cently given a Letter of Commenda¬ 
tion for his work in the Neuropsychi- 
atrio Service since December, 1953. 
"You have been very dependable in 
your responsibilities as a technician 
and have exhibited a most intelligent 
approach ‘to problems,” the lettei 
read. Palda, who was honor student o' 

^ his class at boot camp, corps schooi 
and NP Technicians' School here, h^ 
been discharged and will enter the 
' University of Minnesota. 


U/jdcOJfUL &■ 

J'CUlSlWsdL 


WOOING 

Thrice happy’s the w'ooing that’s not 
long adoing. 

So much time Is saved in the billing 
and cooing, 

R. H. Barham 


Pay Schedule 


Tuesday. 5 MarcU-All patient enlisted per- 
oOnncl. 

Friday. IS Marcli— Officers an.l stall cn 
listed men. 

Wednesday. 20 Mareh-AII patient cnii.ted 
prrsonncl 


Officer reporting for duty were: ENS La 
verne M. Meyer, NC, l^SNR; LIJL hlt.^ 
ence E. Hunt. NC. I’SNK; ENS Mao* L* 
Figge, N( . rSXR. and ENS Ruth M. Allen, 
N(\ I’SNR, all from St. Albans, L.L, 

EnlLslcd iH^rsonnel reporting for duty were: 
limmic L. Pettit, MX; Urban M. Xeiser, 
IIX; John L. Ray. Jr., MN; Jaiues L. 
Thonui-s, II N; James A. DnfT. 11 X’, all from 
IKS, Great Lakes, 111.; Alice G. (irover, 
IlN, from lies, R.tinbridge Md.; Robert j 
Knudsen, llM.t; Don L. Fitson ILV ; George I 

R. Pharcs UN. all from USXMl. G.rcat | 
Lakes. 111. 

Max L. Ravcnscrofi UN, from USXMl. 
San Diego ; Waller U. Sheehan, II M2, from 
NavComSta. Guam, M L; Mar\'iii R. Abbe, 
UN; Thomas lb Stewart, UN; l.orin J. 
Waxm.-in UN. .nil from 11CS. S;m DU^o. 

Officers detached were: LT Wanda L. 
Rowman, NC, USXb 

S. ( . ; L(*DR W’illiam Spinncv CUC, USN, 
to IIO Support Activities. Yokosuka, Japan. 

F.niNled personnel tletached were: Eugene 

D. VV.-idc. 11 M.\ to VS‘'^'''vShilAd. 

.Miirc Ivland; UoUert D. Kreu lor. IIMJ, to 
rSNAS, Moffett Field: .IoKo|»ti J. Mctchcr, 
Ir lIMf. to r<'<. Fir>t M.irftiv; Lyle II 
Ac’kicy DT 3 . to Con.SerPac, Pearl lljirlv>r. 
O.ilni. T.ll.: William C. John^on, 1 ) 1 . 1 , to 
Moljile fonstructmn H.iitalion '1 tm. Guam. 
M I.; Robert V. Slnlcy. 11 M I. to AT K RON 
96 at l^.S.VAS, MolTctt Field: Au. rcy A. 
.Seballer, II NO, to -MSTS. Se..Ule. \> asli. 

I.dm M, Glasgow, 11 M.f; William K. 
Howe, IIM-L Kamon A. Riclnirdson. HM..; 
Robert L Riley. IIM-L «'• Thompson. 

11 A: William E. Sigler. II.M.f, all to l (.. 
Tbinl Marine Division: Lewn J. Hurki 


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 
permits. 

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 comjjetltors 
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. 

Anyone intei'ested in the above 
sports should call Reid at Ext. 593. 



Paul J. Truxal, EN2, hospital guard 
mail driver, was recently presented a 
I.etter of Commendation for per¬ 
formance of h’.s duties before being 
transferred to CSS GRADY 'DE- 
445). “Y’ruc conduct, military bearing, 
attention to duty, neatness, initiative, 
and loyalty are of the hirhest order 
and reflect great credit on yourself, 
this hospital, and the Naval Service.” 
the letter said. 


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. 


I’lM 1. .oDSS -IASON/aRII 1) :;F.-n„. R 
F.lwanls, IIM.). to 

)9) and I'.rnc'-t I-- _ I liiilclicr, llMl, to 


I’SNM. I *orlNinoiith, \*a. 


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. 



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 


John Glasgow. IIM3. received j 
Leller of f'ommendalion for his worl 
i in the Eve Clinic before leaving OaJ 
Knoll for duty w itii the Third IMarin 
Division. ”In performance of you 
' duties you have shown unusual initi 
I ativc and resourcefulness and hav 
I maslcred the techniques requiref 
; Your intelligence, industry and d« 
' pcndability are hlghlv commend 
able.” the letter stated. 



















































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


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 for 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-haii-ed 
man who serves as Operations OflB- 


Cwnmtj'dation for her service on the I cer for the Naval Commander of the 


Neurorogrical Surgery wards. “Your 
continuous effort to* provide the best 


Sound, Copenhagen—became an am¬ 
putee in World War II when the 


iJ4 possible care for every patient has Danish Navy scuttled its fleet to pre- 
■i ' been the subject of many favorable j vent the Nazi.s from taking them for 
1 1 reports both from your associates and j their own use. After blowing up theii 
r- from' members of the families of the ships. Commander Westergaard and 
a patients themselves. Under your su- ; others assigned this grim duty went 
’ - . - • . ashore and were locked up in the 

Navy yard in Copenhagen. 



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. 


pervision. paraplegics have received 
[j,, iperlative care, and the techniques 
id 5 you have taught ward corpsmen have 
b" been carried to many other Navy 
Medical Facilities." the CD’s letter 
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- 
j 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 
,‘Chil^en and Adults Inc. (Easter 
Society) and United Cerebral 
Palsy (Golden Deed Crusade). 


• ) Knoll Nurses Speak 
ti Kt Highland Hospital 

’ Three Oak Knoll nurses, LCDR 

• Steam, LT Annie Sawicz and 
LT Georgia Jones, .spoke on treat- 

. “lent of the mentally ill last Tuesday 
a meeting of the California League 
pursing in the Highland Ho.spital 
Auditorium. 

The topic of their panel discussion 

* Participation in a Therapeutic 
' ' vA)mmunlty." 


Shot by Nazi Captor 

"We had surrendered our weapons j 
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¬ 
tatoes." 

Twelve days later doctors gave up 
trying to save the arm, and Com¬ 
mander Westergaard began learning 
to be a “southpaw ” He tried both 
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- 
I sented the Navy at the International 
I 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 Tlllisch, 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," Tlllisch, 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. 

HMCs 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. 


TV'o 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 CD’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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Page Two 


OAK 


LEAF 


Friday, 15 March. 19S7 


The Oak Teaf 

U. S. Nav«1 Hospital, Oakland, Cniifornia. 

RADM J, O- Osrsley, MC, USN, Commandinfi Officer. 

CAP 1 Pitz-John Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

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

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sports: LT W aylnnd Bennett. MC, USN. and LTJG Anne Tierney, NC. USN. 
Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photodrnpher.: Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simrn*, MMC. 

Contributors ol the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Ber^Jer, Librarian. 
The Onk Leal ’ is a semimonthly publication produce*! commercially ol no cost to the Govern- 
oT*. ‘ “"** *? eomplinncc with NAVEXOS P.35, Rev. July, 1953. 

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

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

Contributions Irom both staff and patients arc welcomed and should be addresse*! to The Editor 
ol “The Oak Leal,” U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland N, Calilornio. 


Vol. 19 

Friday, 15 March. 1S57 

No. 6 


t + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 

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 madne.ss 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 tsranny 
cannot long endure—that in time, “Justice shall roll down like waters and 
righteousness like an evgv-flowing stream.” 

LTJG Irwin H. Pishbein, Jewish Chaplain. 

Knollites Asked to Give For.Navy Stadium 

KnoUites 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 
nature. 

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 Corjis, 
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. 


U/jdcomsL & Ja/iawslL 


Oificers reporting for duty were: LCDR 
Raymond J. Tally. CHC. ^SNR. fr*|m 
MCAS, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. J VicMti 
Ruth L. Wallers. NC, USNR, from USMI, 
5t. Alhan.s, L.I.. N.Y. 

Enli-sted personnel reporting were W ar- 
•cn F. Wright. IIMC, from Patrol S<iuacJ- 
•on, C/O FPS, San Fr.ancisco: Hugh I. 
McNutt. HA; 

Ronald K. Anderson, UN; 
eb, UN: Larry K. Langston. HN, Llo>< 
R. La.sserre. HN; Glenn W. H«}«Iey. 11N 
ferry A. Lakin. HN; Buford IL Fearing. 
IN; Victor R. Bo<lily. HN: James A. 


Blackwell. HN. all from HCS, San Diego. 

Officers detached were; LTJG Mary E. 
Radem.-icher. NC. USNR. to inactive duty; 
LT Edith C. Wilson. NC. USNR, to USNH, 
Charleston. S.C.; LTJG Elta R. Richardson, 
NC, USNR, to NAD, Hawthorne. Nevada. 

Enlisted personnel detached were: David 
Z, McLauchlin. HMl. to USNH, Ports¬ 
mouth. Va.: Robert A. Smith. HM2. to 
USNH, Bainbridgc, Md.; Don.ald R. Trow¬ 
bridge, HN, to NAD, Hawthorne. Ncv.nda; 
J.Tmes R. Nannie, HM2, to USS HOOPER 
ISLAND, San Diego. 




Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 
SUNDAY WORSIII P—1030 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tuesdays, 1215-1245, 
Bldf?. 133 

enten Devotions, Wednesdays. 1230-1250 

CATHOLIC 
SUND'Y MASSES 
0600,0830 .. 

DAILY mass and ROSARY at 1145 
Confessions M*** 

Saturday—1900 


Anv other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 
\V ednesday 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 

navy RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 



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 oc ' ■ 
famous entertainers see Jack Benny, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, and Jeny 
Colonna cavorting on the wards, Kay Kyser dedicating the swimming po- 
he was instrumental in building, Jose Iturbi playing in the auditorioir 
Doris Day singing to a patient, Helen Keller visiting blind 
“gallery,” a combined effort of Public Information, Photo Ai 
tenance, includes approximately 80 captioned photographs. 


patients. Th'? 
ts, and Main^ 




In this age of atomic energy and > 
the jet plane, it is a puzzling but I 
reassuring fact, that in their; 
thoughts and in their reading, people j 
turn more and more for comfort and 
inspiration to books of religious 
nature. Such wide r.cclaim was given | 
to Biblical novels like THE ROBE j 
and 'THE SILVER CHALICE, so' 
much demand was expressed for 
books like Josh Loth Liebman’s 
PEACE OP MIND and those of Pul¬ 
ton Oursler and Bishop Sheen, that 
publishers are often hard put to fill 
the need. 

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 
WORLD’S GREAT RELIGIONS. So 
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 w'hich de- 
seiwes further mention now is the 
book written originally in German 
by Werner Keller under the title 
UND DIE BIBEL HAT DOCH 
RECHT, or, roughly translated. THE 
BIBLE AS HISTORY. 

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- 


Civilian Ping-ponger’ 
Whips Local Talent’’' 

’The news of the weekly Ping-pong/ 
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. 

Mr. E. M. Harrell, who is both an 
ambulance driver for the Naval DLs-!‘ 
trict’s 50 Fell Street Dispensary 
an amateur ping-pong champion, j’ 
called the hospital and offered t 0 |.. 
play any of the patient winners som!?.L 
evening when he was off duty. Ar- 1 ' 
rangements were quickly made, and' 
on Monday night Mr. HarreU took onj i 
not only past and present champions.| >■ 
but also all comers—and the audience 
enjoyed an evening of excellent ping- 1 . 
pong. . j 

Mr. Harrell outchamped the pa-' 
tient winners, but some of the meii^ II 
who participated in hard-fought 
games were Chuck Canipe, Bill Bed- 
good. Charles Allen. Bob Branson 
and Buddy Parum. 

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


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. • 

_— 

- i 

bert’S THE LAST OF THE CON-j 

QUISTADORES, JUNIPERO SER-; ; 

RA, the second a book that is ol 

Interest to all Navy men. Joseph T | 

O'Callahan’s I WAS CHAPLAIN ON 

THE FRANKLIN. 

And last, we would like to call youi s 
special attention to a magnificent! 
book, which the library unfortunately; 
does not possess, but which we 
you to examine If you can. This l»j 
Marc ChagaU’s tremendous ^ 
beautiful ILLUS'TRATIONS FROM 
the BIBLE. 































































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Il5 


nmjrr ■'j March, 1957, 

gojdiMjuJtL 

CT.ASH-Sl»ty corpsmen wll> 
Hewrtrd from 0»lr Knoll during the 
(ew weeks as orders poured in- 

n the hospital recently, 
me sanity of the hospital has been 
nrooted with the purge, as these In- 
^.duals’ dieam of becoming salts 
after finally getting a tour of du y 
.ea Visions of foreign ports well- 
j^ked with exotic dancing girls, 
rare beverages, and a hardy, 
developing life at sea has enhanced 
fhe social standings of the deportees. 

who are left behind are 
..hunned and wUl be allowed to at¬ 
tend the farewell parties only to bid 

a tearful au revoir. 

Some of the departing sixty will 
lead the rugged, less glorious life of 
ft Marine. Trying not to be outdone 
bv the future ancient mariners, one 
lad remarked. “V^^ell at least I’ll be 
ftshore with the Marines.*’ The reply 
-"Yeah, you’ll be ashore all right, 
.uout two feet under the shore in a 
tox hole." 

Only the politicians will remain 
Th*’ 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 
still refers to ships as boats, 

Roifer Jaimeyfield was also spared , 
becau.se it would be too difficult for j 
him to commute from Adak. Alaska, 
to Merritt Hospital, and Willie Hess 
was left behind to enhance his pop- 
ulai’ity as creator of the watch list. 
No one else wants the job after Hess 
was denounced as a tyrant for not 
’etting one corpsman out of a week¬ 
end watch so he could visit his girl 
in the Canary Islands. 

The ones left behind have two quo- 
■^ations to cheer them up. Sam John¬ 
son, who seemed to know a lot about 
.everything, once remarked, ‘‘Being 
m a ship is being in jail, with the 
chance of being drowned ... A man 
iii 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 
been completed, the OAK LEAP will 
consist of only one news item — WEL¬ 
COME AND FAREWELL, with the 
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 
ofjhe Oak Knoll Literary Society. 

Life Begins ... 

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

LT Pat A. Cato, staff Intern, and 
wire Jeri welcomed their first child, 

txK ' Michael Darien, on 

2 March. 

®°^^an Cymbala of Pathology 

Rratnr/f receiving con- 

on the arrival of their 

»orn 3 Soh.'’'“■ 

Mince, HMl of AUD, and wife 


OAK L K A F 


P age Three 

gray LADlES-Twenty-eight 

became Gray Ladies after receiving 
monv at the Officers’ Club. Now on 
pita), (hey will provide recreational and crea 

ties for the patients. 



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¬ 
mony. I 

The Admiral’s letter said. “I know j 
that you will agree with me that all | 
those serving as Gray Ladies fill a 
real need, and the personal touch j 
they provide often means as much to 1 
a .sick patient as the finest medical 
care,” 

The “capees” include: 

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

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

Mt. Diablo Chapter: Mary El- 
dridge. 

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 Thompison, 
Marylin Tracy, Edna Woodin, Pa¬ 
tricia Morgan. 

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




i 




i 


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 mu.sic major at Wichita (Kan.) University, entered the 
service in 1954. He took the course to maintain proficiency in orchestrating 
music. 

Whether It's Hindustani or HS Diploma 
You Wont, I & E Con Help You Get It 

If you want ”To Win Friends and | Oak Knoll’s educational services, 
influence People" wherever you go, | present the Information and 
it may be necessary one of these days Education office Is sponsoring in co- 
to speak Melanesian or Pidgin Eng- operation with the Onlversity of Cal- 
hsh* or be a master of spoken Hindu-lifornia Extension Service a course 


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

Also of local Interest was the birth 
on 2 March of Gretchen Susan Hen- 
nig, whose mother, Joan Sifting Hen- 
nlg, 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. 


stajii 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 piocket. I«SeE 
and you can do the rest through 
USAFI (United States Armed Forces 
Institute) or various university ex¬ 
tension schools, which are more ex¬ 
pensive. 


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 

USAFI, the largest correspondence , encouraged to con- 

school of its kind, offers courses on on their weaker subjects to 

the high school and college level in ® ^’ongthen their abilities, 
every subject imaginable. Through Since the first of the year, 39 en- 
this institute, a person may obtain a listed men and 24 officers have api- 
high school diploma, start or finish j PUod for Navy courses for advance- 
college, or take additional college ment in rating and promotions, 
credits. It takes very little effort to Thirty-five more staff member.s have 


sign up for the.se counses because of 


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Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Friday. 15 March, I957 



COMMENDED—Shortly before taking off last 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 Backman, Rogelio Hernandez, Albert 
W'enger, and Charles Asbelle. Jack Bates, amputee specialist for the UC 
unit located here, and William Smith, metallurgist \%ith General Electric 
in San Jose, replaced Backman 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. 


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 lo.se 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 
Knoll with 16 points. 


OAK LEAF Offers 
Music Column 


(Editor's note: This column was 
written by Dave Alba, HM2, and will 
appear regularly in the OAK LEAF.) *5 


OAK KNOLL (49) 








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.. 1 

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Dunkel ___ 

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Gerhardt ... 

.. 1 

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Lucas .... 

. 6 

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Mears ____ 

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.. 9 

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Percy...... 

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Legreg... 

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Cooper .. 

.. 4 

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Maher .... 

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Luther 

.. 1 

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Having thrilled Jazz lovers onthe.^lri* 
West Coast with his genius. Jimmy 
Guiffre in the summer of ’56 took his ^ 
talents to Music Inn, a relaxed sum- 
mer resort just down the road from V 
Tanglewood, a long-esUblished sum- ^ 
mer center for classical music. Lj-ing i C' 
in the hills of western Massachusetts, M 
the Inn. operated by - Philip and iW 
Stephanie Barber, has been offering jw 
its guests panel discussions of Jazz 11* 
and Polk music. f 

These discussions, organized and 
headed by Marshall Steams, head of i 
the Institute of Jazz Study, havei 
delved into the miirds of such pro¬ 
fessional men as anthropologist*, 
musicologists, sociologists, historiaim * 
and many others including musl> ■)|| 
cians. The latest group of musiclan.'nl 
included Jimmy Guiffre, and a jaz^^l 
grdup whose refined and brilliant 
music has thrilled critics, musicians^ 
and jazz enthusiasts. 

For over a year, both Jimmjl 
Guiffre and John Lewis, leader of 
the Modern^ Jazz Quartet, had been) 
trying to get together for a recording'] 
session. Having sensed a kinship 


chose Music Inn as the place to cut 
an album. Questioned aTxmt their 


111 


liking for this contemporary jazz,'lai|S 


Guiffre said. "We both like the subtle 


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fihwjuiWA. 


Sunday, 17 March 


DAKOTA IXCTDENT — 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 I.OOSE—Jo.scph Cottcii. Rhon- 
da Fleming. Gotten will stop the killer 
before die morgue reaches its capacity. 


Tuesday, 19 March 

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL -- 
Robert W.ngner. Terry Moore. Purgatory? 

Wednesday, 20 March 

OASIS— .Michele Morg.an. Pierre nrasscur. 
^fiss .Morgan, one of France s most highly 
regarded actresses, docs anotlier superior 
job in a talc of gold smuggling intrigue. 


Thursday, 21 March 

ALEXANDER THE GREAT — Riclwn 
Frederic March. Two accomplished 


Burton, 


actors star in a story of the Ciiecl 
quests of Persia and the world. 




con- 


Friday, 22 March . 

FE\R STRIKES OUT—Anthony Perkins. 
Karl Mal'len. Jim Piersall’s stniggle 
agaiiust and coiuiuest of mental illntvs. 
Ra.'icball fans should like this one. 


Saturday. 23 March 

TAl'TERED DRESS - J«-« Chandler and 
Jeanne C rain. 


I&E Qualifies Staff 

(Continued Horn page 3) 
registered for USAPI 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 Offleej’. 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. Blesecker, 
HMC; Jackson Lewis, HM3. and 
Howard Troy, HM3, who handle 
counseling and qualification require¬ 
ments. 

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


EM Club Will Sponsor 
Two Monthly Dances j 

The EM Club will now sponsor two i 
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 Stmday 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 
shown. 


aspects.” 

So for the benefit of all you jaa%'." 
lovers and those of you who woul'} ' ' 
like to hear some brilliant, soft, cen- 
temporary jazz, pick up “The Modem 
Jazz Quartet At Music Inn” with 
guest artist Jimmy Guiffre (Atlantic 
1247) the next time you are brows¬ 
ing through some records at your 
favorite record shop. Some of the i 
sides included are *‘Oh Bess, Oh i 
Where’s My Bess.” “Pun.” “Sunfi 
Dance,^’ and “Variation No. 1 on ’God 
Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.’ ” 


I. 


Very ugly or very beautiful women 
should be flattered on their under¬ 
standing. and mediocre ones on their 
beauty. —CHESTERFIELD 


Pay Schedule 


Monday, 1 April- 
ptTsonnel. 


-Ofliccrs and stalT-cnlistcd 


Friday, 

nel. 


5 April—All palicnt-enlisted person- 


Monday, 15 April—Officers and MalT-cnlisled 
personnel. 


Friday, 10 April- 
ncl.’ 


-All paticnl-cnlisle<l person 





















































UN11£X> - -- 



OB-GYN Seminar 
To Convene Here 
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 
May. 

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. 



ENS Barbara McCorkle has re- 


Rakoff, Professor of OB-GYN, Jei- - ^ (-q’s commendation for 

^ _ 1 __ 2 *: 


"TT^OCOLATE frosting record of “Cindy. Oh Cindy," topped the 
huee cake Cynthia .Acker received Tuesday (her sixth birthday) from her 
friends 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 
guests 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 


ferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; E. O. 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 ^ton 
School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash.; 
Jack Pritchard. Chairman. Depart¬ 
ment of OB-GYN, University of 
Texas, Southwestern School of Med- 


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, III., has 
been on duty at Oak Knoll since last 
July. 


icine, Dallas. Tex.; Ralph C. Benson. 


Tuesday was a big day for Cindy i and this is easy to believe. On the 
Acker. Gifts, telegrams, cakes, and | wall above the TV set he sent her, is 
card.s 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 dres.ses and nighties, side stand lies his telegram. "Happy 
doUs, 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. 



Profe.ssor of OB-GYN. University of 
Oregon Medical School, Portland, 
Ore. 

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. 

I U.C.L.A.; and Philip H. Arnot, Clini- 
' cal Professor of OB-GYN, Gilbert 
i S. Gordon, Chief of the Endocrine 
: Clinic; Ernest W. Page, Chairman, 
I Department of OB-GYN; James 
j Merrill. Depiartment of OB-GYN. 
' and Harold A. Harper. Associate 
Professor of Physiological Chemistry, 
all of the University of California 
School of Medicine; Elmer E. Brinck- 



___ Roy B. Tillman, HMC, on the eve 

erhoff. Chief of the Department of of his departure for the Third Ma 


Anesthesiology, Alta Bates Hospital, j rine Division, was presented a letter 
Berkeley; Joseph F. Sadusk and , of commendation for demonstrating 
Charles T. Hayden, well-known Oak- outstanding ability as instructor on 
land specialists. Dr. Sadusk in in- | the staff of the Environmental Sani- 
ternal medicine and Dr. Hayden in | tation Technician School. “The con- 
OB-GYN. ' scientious effort you have con- 

CAPT Roy W. Tandy, Chief of Oak ! sistently shown has resulted in many 
Knoll’s Dependents Service, is di- improvements in the course in bac- 


rector of the seminar; LT H. J. Rob 
inson, OB-GYN resident, is coordi¬ 
nator. 


Dance Studio to Give 


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. 


f dr Roberto Dileo of the Peruvian Navy receives from Admiral Owsley 
** Hospital’s certificate of special instruction in recognition of his work as 
^•dent observer In the Pediatrics Branch. Under the guidance of CAPT 
a m** *^d*’*rok (right). Dr. Dileo has studied here for the past 14 months, 
d 8 now returning to Lima to serve as Chief of Pediatrics for a new 


Variety Show Monday Palmberg in NY 

' For Special Course 


•■uvian Naval Medical Center. 


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. 


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. 









































Page Two 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 29 March, 19S7 " 


Vhe OiBh Ejeai 

S. NqvuI Hospital, Oaklani], California. 

RADM J. Q, OwkIc>\ MC, USN, Commandinii Ofliccr. 

CAPT MtZ'Jolin Weddell, Jr,, MC, USN, Executive OfTiccr. 

CDK M. J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Oftirer, 

Editor: Christopher 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, MMC. 

C.ontrihuiors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Bcrifer. Librarian. 

* The Oak Leaf” is a semimonthly publication produced commercially nl no cost to the Govern- 
orient and in compiionce with NAVEXOS P.3S, Rev. July, 195.^. 

1 he Oak i.eaf’* receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Force* FrcsiJ Service (AFPSi material nppcarinil in llii* publication moy not he 
reprinted without the written permission ol Armed Forces Pres* Service. 

Contributions from both stuff and patients arc welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
O' “The Oak Leal," U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 


Vol. 19 Friday. 29 March, 1957 

No. 7 

i- CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 


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

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 liike 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. K 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 
deadliest: 

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

2. Feeling 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. 


Stutnr ^pruirra 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 
SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Coinmiinion 10JO on First Sunday 
of Each Mon tit 

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

Lenten Devotions, Wednesdays, 1230-1250 


CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
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, M ain Chapel 
Wednesday 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67 A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 


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 
progress. 

For days each change of dre.ssings 
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 
plasma. 

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 workers 
Marilyn Hansen and Carol Jo Lovell (right) distributed the blossoms on tht ' 
orthopedic ward where Donald R. Clark, MEFN, (left) and James A. Strang ' 
BM3, are shown choosing their favorites. 



Since April Fool’s Day. the time for j 
Jokers, is just around the corner, it I 
: is appropriate to bring up another | 

! set of wits who, like the joker in a : 

I deck of cards, did not fit into the 
usual patterns of society, and thus 
stood out as the literary wits of 
; America. 

I This informal group, “The Vicious 
I 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- j 
I phistication and formal education., 
Ross made the NEW YORKER one 
of the nation’s most sophisticated I 
magazines. 

Despite a brilliant but explosive 
i staff of contributors consisting of 
I Dorothy Parker, E. B. and Katharine 
I White, Alexander Woollcott, Ogden 
I Nash, S. J. Perelman, Wolcott Gibbs, 
j Robert Benchley, Peter Arno and 
Charles Addams, Ross still had ad¬ 
vertising problems but solved them 
in his own 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 
agree?” 

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 
ROSS AND THE NEW YORKER. 
Another sample from Kramer’s book 
is a poem by Dorothy Parker called 
INDIAN SUMMER; 

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 1 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 lnstructior» 

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

Each Tuesday afternoon there will ‘ 
be instruction in ceramics—using thal| 
electric potter’s wheel, clay modelingjl' 
and use of molds. In addition tc?^ 
vases and cigarette boxes,, lamp basesJ* 
busts, figurines, plates, ash trays^' . 
steins, bowls, baby shoes, animalat ! 
and cups and saucers may be made. ^ 
Copper enameling will be taught'; 
every afternoon except Friday. Her«ci 
bright chips of enamel are burned'' 
on to the copper and baked in a ki. t 
'Then the copper is polished, and. 
someone has a new pair of cufflinks,;' 
or a personalized a.sh 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 woven 
over the toweling in the chosen de¬ 
sign. a Gray Lady will line and finish' 
the bag. 

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 wisli to start. 

m 

COTT, HIS LIFE AND HIS WORLD 
by Samuel Hopkins Adams; THE 
VICIOUS CIRCLE by Margaret Case 
Harrlman: *A SMATTERING Or 
IGNORANCE by Oscar Levant. 
HERE LIES, a collection of Dorothy 
Parker's short stories; MUCH TO 
DO ABOUT ME by Fred Allen; IS 
SEX NECESSARY? by E. B, Wliite 
and Janies Thurber; THURBEB 
COUNTRY, a collection of the au¬ 
thor’s writings that appeared in the 
NEW YORKER, and numerous worfa 
of Franklin P. Adams and Roberl 
Benchley. all of which are avaiiab, 

I in the library. 

























































r^lf March. 19^ 

Transportation 

Hits All-Time 
Low in Accidents 

A.. »' 

„ vear on American highways: 
' i' Oak Knoll accidents have 
A new low In the Trnnspor- 
"Jlon Divl^o"’ according to figures 

^^"ed this week by D. R. Britney, 
;:rcman.mechanlc of Public Works. 

nak KnoU's government-owned 
vehicles were Involved In only tour 
I«ldenls in 1966 or an average of one 
^K dent every 105.7S4 miles driven. 
S,e figures show. The average yearly 
• e-rc of these accidents was $77.31, 
Ulle the all-Navy cost-per-accident 
averaged $209 in a nine-month per¬ 
iod. 

-This may prove to be a Navy rec¬ 
ord " said Mr. Britney, "but we won't 
be positive until the final figures are 

released." 

The 32-man department headed by 
•V R Carter, transportation supervl- 
^r. now operates ten ambulances, 
six carry-alls, five buses and a num¬ 
ber of pickup trucks, on a round-the- 
clrvk schedule. . 

Since the commissioning of the 
hospital, the division has traveled 
4 , 000.000 miles without a serious ac- 
"ident. 

Not only does Transportation op- 
erat%iafely, 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 
hours. 

Three of the division’s buses equip- 
oed with special generators, are able 
.0 handle polio patients in iron lungs. 
(Three patients to el bus). This serv¬ 
ice was an innovation of 'Transpor- 
• lation 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 ciixus and other 
recreational activities. 

'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. 


Pag© Tlir©6 



Most 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 
natui’ally talked about the happen¬ 
ing all day. some even tiying to call 
home but without succe.ss 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 wa.s | 
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. 

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 Plat,” “The Grapes of 
I 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. Tiatar and members of 
the Physical Therapy staff, including 
residents Hernando Montero (Co¬ 
lombian Aimy) and Somboon Boon- 
mongkol (Royal Thai Navy) are 
attending the weekly rehabilitation 
conferences at Fairmont Hospital. 



Members of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, on a recent visit to the 
hospital, saw the latest in prosthetic devices. Their guide for the day was 
CWO John H. Faunce, Administrative Officer of Oak Knoll’s Prosthetic 
Research Laboratory. The ladies are left to right: Mrs. Maryel Winkler, 
National Divisional Vice-President of the Auxiliary; Mrs. Lucille Fithian, 
Dept, of California President of the Auxiliary; Mrs. Lois Desmond, National 
DAV Chairman for the Tenth District, and Mrs, Olive M. Eakins, National 
President of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. 


'O' Wives Will Model 
For Cosme+ic Expert 

MLss Elsie Meyer, Merle Normand 
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 
1315, 

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 I 
way, Jonnie Hood, Barbara Hough¬ 
ton, Jean Marks. Betty McCord. Phyl¬ 
lis Parker, Marie Potter, and Jean 
Robinson. 

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 w’ork- 
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. Nui'sing Service, 
$45; Benjamin Nelson. Security. $35; 
Kathleen Stevens, Personnel and 
I Records. $15; and Ruth Sykes, Per- 
1 sonnel and Records, $10. 


Em s Wives Are Invited 
To Club Luncheon at Tl 

All enli.sted service wives are in- 
'ued to the Berkeley Navy Wives 
Club introductory luncheon, which 
;^11 be held at the CPO Club at 
Tr(!asure Island. Saturday. 30 March 
from 1300 to 1500. Tlie luncheon will 
honor its sponsor. Mrs. T. Earle Hipp, 
^ 0 of RADM T. Earle Hipp, former 
ooinmanding officer at NSC. Oak- 
land. 

A regular meeting will be held on 
Mont^y, 1 April at 2000 at 1935 Derby 
All Wives of enlisted 
GuJrH Shrines and Coast 

call Invited, For information 

'•an THornwall 5-8764. 



Walter II. Clayton, Jr., IIMC, 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. 


Last of 'Iron Men in Wooden Ships' 

Now in Dry Dock, Meet at Oak Knoll 

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 sliips, 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 


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 


Bay Area. CAPT Edwin H. Dodd, 77, Navy’s first submarines—the GRAM- 
of 481 Jean St., Oakland, and LCDR | PUS and the PIKE. 


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 


Both men are veterans of the tw’o 
w’orld wars. In World V/ar II, CAPT 
Dodd came out of retirement and 
served as postal coordinator of the 
of the old USS ADAMS in a seven- I Pacific Fleet Post Office, while LCDR 


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 


CJady helped organize the ammuni- 
tiorf dump at Port Chicago and later 
served on Guam. 


month voyage from Samoa to Phila¬ 
delphia. CAPT Dodd was navigator 
and ordnance officer and LCDR Cady 
served as coxsw'ain. In their cruise 
they stopped at Batavia, Aden ("the 
hottest place in the world”), sailed 
through the Suez Canal to Port Said 
("the dirtiest place in the world"!, j. i r i i- 

through the Straits ol Gibraltar, to '°9^y at I 5 I 5 

the Canary Islands, Bermuda, and 
finally reached Philadelphia on 17 
December, 1907. 


Medical Film Will Be 


A film entitled "The Medical Wit¬ 
ness” will be shown for all staff offi¬ 
cers today at 1515 in the Conference 
Room, second deck of the Dental 
Building. 

The film deals w-ith the improper 
and proper techniques of preparing 
a medical case in order to be properly 
brief as a medical witness. 







































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Friday. 29 March, 1957' 



Membcrr, of the Oak Knoll Ilillioppers receiving: their basketball jackets 
from the CO were, front row, left to rig:ht: Gerhardt, Beall, Reid. Beal, 
Park. Second row: Bristol, Leak, Dr. Walton. Chandler, and Dunkel. 


Draftees Can Ship 
In Regular Navy 


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. 


Knoll Cagers Get 
Jackets From CO 


lOidcomjL £r 

J’OMWidL 


Officers reporting for dutv: EXS Kath 
lyn M. Ackerman. XC. USNR; LTJG 
A'Nalalic Hudson, NC. USXR; LTJG An¬ 
drea Robles. NC, USXR, all from USNH. 
Si. Albans. L.I., N.V.; LTJG Margaret II. 
O’Brien, XC. USNR, from inactive duty; 
LT Mary J. Walthcn, NC, USN, from Air 
Transport Squadron Eight; LT Martha E. 
Hallman. .XC. USN, from l^SNII, Bensa- 
cola, Fla; EXS Dorothy M. Jacobsen, NC. 
USNR. from USNH. St. Ablans. L.L. N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duly: 
Lawrence H. Draper, HX; Adolfo Olvida, 
HN; Donald L. VV'iiisor. HN; Larry W. 
Liddle, HX; James M. Gulliou, HX : Robert 
Dorsey, HN: Ronald L. Hensley, HN ; Ar¬ 
thur IL Bowman. 11N; Floyd E. Axley, 
HN ; Dean A. Brockmicr. 11N; George E. 
Cartmell. HN; James A. Humphrey, HN ; 
David E. James, HN; Donald VV. Mobling, 
HN; Johnny M. Seals. HN ; James F. Sulli¬ 
van. HX; Jerome R. Archambault. HN; 
Walter C. Koozin, HN; Jarra R, NVarny. 
HN; Jack J. Milner. HN; Peter del Valle. 
HA, all from HCS. San Diego. 

John A. Grover, HM.L from NavComSta. 
San Francisco; Roy R. f)dom, IPX, from 
XavRadDcfLab. San Francisco; Henry S. 
Carr. HX, from USXS. ’ 

Robert L. Kric.son, 11M.^. (rom NAI-. Mmi- 
terev: W-.rren Wllli.vns. H'*’. from I SS 


Members of the Oak Knoll basket¬ 
ball team received their letter jackets 
recently from RADM J, Q. Owsley, 
Ccmmandiiig 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, Ill.: Bob L. Leak, HM3, Fort 
Worth, Texas; Donald Dunkel. HM3, 
Springfield, Ill.; 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, 
Ill., and Andrew Beall, HN, FYesno, 
Calif, 


Navy Inductees may now qualify 
for re-enllstment 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-enllst 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¬ 
mediate re-enlistment into the regu¬ 
lar Navy. 

Personnel in pay grades E-1 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, 

EHigibility requirements for re-en- 
istment 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. 





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. i 
these musicians have been known at ? 
individuals for many years. Starting^ 
off with the leader, we have piano-: 
man Horace Silver, next Kenny Dor- 
ham. trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor ^ 
sax. and then the rhythm section; 
which consists of Doug Watkins, baas, ' 
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 Ar 
Blakey said, “In jazz you get tbw» 
message when you hear the music,^j|": 


and Horace Silver added. “We don’t 
want to go too far out. We want pe«^.' 


pie to undt’istand what wc'rti 


Don Pennington, HM3. and Robert 


W. Miller. HM3, both members of the 
team, were detached before the 
presentation. 


Gen. J. C. BRECKEXRIDGE (TAP.176); 
Martin Stone, HM3. from I'SNIL Camp 
Pendleton ; Willie F. Hardaway. HM3, from 
NAD, Ilawihomc, Ncv. 

Officers detached: LTJG Martha J. Hasty, 
XC, USNML to inactive duty: LTJG Irene 
I. Armknecht. XC. USNR; LTJ(; Viola S 
Armknecht, NC. USNR. both to inactive 
duty. 

Enlisted pcrscmncl detached: Jack P. Mor 
ris, HM2; Roy B. Tillman. HMC; Paul F. 
Fran.sscn, 11 M2; Charles F. Fitch, IIN, all 
to CG. Third MarDiv; Ed^ar A. GrcKor>* 
Jr.. HM3; l^uis Stokes. HN. both to 
USS ESSEX (CVA-9) ; Donald R. Russell. 
HN; Harold E. Harrison. HN. both to 
NavMaff, Port Chicago; DcWaync A. Drig¬ 
gers, IIN ; Lawrence P. Higgins, HN ; Will¬ 


iam E. Wain, 11 M3, all to (ISNS, T.l. 



. »nv KEGLERS-The Oak Knoll Lady Kesitrs rocclvo li.eir Irophlos 
,,„‘-rRAoVd.O.Owa.^y,Co— 

LT^^I^e Tie. P-o.d. LT 


LT ■’"ENTjcan Gerber, and LT Ruth E. Kuelhe. 


Gretchen Hill. 


This is the group that played theiT’*,’? 
first official gig together in PebruarJ-|' 
1955 at the Blue Note in Philadelphia. 
They still concentrate mainly on 
playing in the East and Middle West='^ f 
One of their latest albums is “The'’**' 
Jazz Messengers at the Cafe Bo-' 
hernia,” (Volume 2, Blue-Note 1508M- 


which contains both standard ano^i-,. 
original compositions. Probably thej “ 


CPickers Drop Two; 


highlight in the album is a solo by^ 
Kenny Dorham on one of Jerome 
Kern’s immortal tunes called “Yes-?' 
terdays," a very beautifully pin- 


Still Lead in Loop 

The league-leading Cherry Pickers pointed interpretation that somehow 
dropped two out of three games to contrives to make a legate-sounding; 
uhe second place Electrons in the performance out of the use of many 
Men’s Bowling League but still hold staccato notes. j 

a four-game edge after completing Next is an original composition b> 
25 weeks of play. I Hank Mobley with an unusually lo 


The Cherry Pickers, boasting a Percussion introduction, whereas the; . 
c -jn ord. hv vjn Trvina rest Of the group latches on to mar»j « 


45-30 record, are led by Vic Irving I rest oi me group 
who leads the league in average and cas, jawbone, or teaspo^ for a n - 

ber called “Avila and TequiUa.” All 


high series and is second in high 
game, 

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. 


of the numbers in this album werei 
cut live from the Cafe Bohemia, ani . 
obscure Greenwich Village club that^ 
was notoriously known for its all-, 
shows until one night ownca^ 


girl 


fihwmoA, 


Sunday. 31 March 

FORBIDDEN PLANET—Walter Pidgeon, 
Anne Francis. A sciencc-ficlion him with 
a Freudian touch. 

Monday. 1 April 
VIEW FROM POMPEY'S HEAD — 
Richard Egan, Diuia Wyntcr. A very good 
movie concerning a Southerner who re¬ 
turns home after living in New York. The 
Southern accents arc a little phony. 


Jimmy Oarofolo was persuaded byi 
the “Bird” (Charlie Parker) that ag 
jazz policy at the cafe would be 
profitable one. To this day GorofoloJ- 
has never regretted it. J 

So if you are interested in listeni 
to some unique jazz, pick up f 
album and relax with this swln 
group. Or as Art Blakey says, Ti 
off your shoes and have a ball, 
to borrow another quote from Leon¬ 
ard Feather, the author of the Ear 
cyclopedia of Jazz, who said. “We'd 
sure you’ll dig their handwTiting asl 



Tuesday, 2 April _ _ , 

LA.ST OF THE BADMEN—Another in off the Bohemias waiiin 


the **last” scries of westerns. The identity 
of the hero is classified as top secret 
Wednesday, 3, April 
HILDA CRANE — Jean Simmons. Some 
thing about husbands and murder. Ratc<l 
poor by Film Buyers Rating. 

Thursday, 4 April 
DANIEL BOONE. TRAIL BLAZER — 
Daniel blazes a rugged trail only to finish 
a poor second lo Davy Crockett and Walt 
Disney. 

Friday, 5 April 
MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS—Cyd Cha- 
risHc, Dan Daily. A musical filled with 
songs and dancing. 

Saturday, 6 April 
SOLDIER OF FORTUNF—Clark Gable. 
Su:8(an Hayward. “The King.** an cx- 
ruiengo hood living in Hong Kong, proves 
to Miss Hayward that he isn’t such a bad 
guy after all. 


walls.* 


—D.A. 


Pay Schedule 


Mrtnany. 1 April—Officers anti start-eiffijM 
pcrsonncL 

Tuesday. 2 April— Marine patients. 

I'riday, S April—All patient-enlisted pcr»n 
ncl. 

Monday, 15 April—Officers and slaff-enhi 
personnel. 

Tuesday. 16 April— Marine patients- 

I-riday. 19 April-All patieni enlistcd per- 
ncl. 





































j. Vol* ^9* No. 8 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA 


Friday, 12 April, 1957 


Knoll Hams Urge 
Patients to Use 
Radio Station 

• Oak Knoll’s “hams” have been 
£ reaching all over the US, parts of 
I’ elui-ope. and the Pacific contacting 
cellow ham radio-operators, ex- 
‘ 'hanging greetings with acquaint- 
•>ces, and discussing weighty 
edical problems such as traumatic 
^carditis in South African cows. 
The hams, station masters of 

• KGS^P. the hospital’s Amateur Ra- 

•j Club, have now sent out a vital. 

• short-range message urging patients 
to drop in at Ward 83A and join the 
,ospitars “communications branch," 
lOr instruction. 

The founding fathers of K6SXP— 
CAPT iBeorge H. Reifenstein, LCDR 
Paul J. Preston and LT William M. 
' ' ilobinson—have developed these ra- 
dio facilities out of discarded short- 
wave radio equipment, and would like 
more patients to use their creation. 
Tlie doctors feel their hobby is un¬ 
rivaled as a pastime for convalescing 
. patients and provides a cheap and 
liable means *of communication to 
families and friends. 

A patient can receive and send 
inessages. 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- 
J diology, in 67B or from Dr. Robinson 
in the Lab. 


'Audio-Digest' Enables 
Drs. to Read on Road 

Doctors at Oak Knoll may keep 
I ibreast of developments in their pro- 
tl lession through a magazine which 
j.chey “listen to,” according to the 
latest issue of "Reader’s Digest.” 

. This is "Audio-Digest,” a five-year- 
, old weekly which is “printed” elec- 
' Ironically 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 
while "on the road” between 
jases. “Audio-Digest” also produces 
social bimonthly digests in the fields 
I of surgery, internal medicine, an‘=‘s- 
I ^csiology, pediatrics and gynecology, 
’ . which sell for $72 a year. 


• I 


koy Stefan! to Pi 
At EM Staff Danc< 

Roy Stefani and his octet 
featured on Sunday, 14 Apri 
0 er of the staff dances spon 
^"M^ospital Recreation Cor 
Tue dance, which is for 
will last from 1400-18( 
'erreshments will be served. 


Hicks in Finals 
Of Talent Show 

Jimmie Hicks, HM3, pantomimed 
his way to the 1.2ND finals of the 
All-Navy Talent Show 'Tuesday night 
but failed to place among the top 
five coritestants named for higher 
competition. 

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 
scout. 

The hospital’s second contestant. 
Ar thur* H. Smith, HN, tap-danced his 
way out of the competition in district 
preliminaries Saturday. 

But Oak Knoll got a little of the 
glor-y 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 Mofifett 
Field cal 3 T»so quartet (Ron Dove. 
William Artz, David Duncan, and 
William Wright) fifth. 


Eight Knoll Doctors 
At Meet in Boston 

Eight doctors from the Medical 
Service aie 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. 
I. B. Simp)son, and John Mumma, 
nterns. 


Dr. Schiff on Panel 
At Hearing Program 

CAPT Maurice Schiff, head of Oak 
knoll’s Otolaryngology Branch, was 
)n the program at a recent medical 
jtafif meeting at Herrick Memorial 
Hospital, Berkeley. 

On a panel titled "Diagnosis and 
Management of Hearing Loss,” Dr 
Schiff's discussion concerned surgical 
management. 


Surgeon General to Address 


j Doctors at OB 



RADM B. W. Hogan, MC, USN 


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 servioes, 19 April, from 1200- 
1330. 


'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¬ 
tiative. 

"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¬ 
istration. 


GYN Seminar 

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, Admii*al 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 KnoU since he as¬ 
sumed the top post in the Navy Med¬ 
ical Corps on 10 February 1955. He 
--’d a brief visit to the hospital in 
«,.K;t/Ober 1955. 

Other high-ranking Navy officials 
who will greet the assem’oly of OB- 
GYT^ 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 will attend the semi¬ 
nar, at which outstanding specialists, 
including heads of the large civilian 
teaching hospitals, will discuss cur¬ 
rent OB-GYN problems. 


Wives To Be Hostesses 
Foi* 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. 

Mrs. Roy Tandy, committee chair- 
Dian, 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 
f^or the details. Tiansportation will 
be fmnished. 



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Page Two 


OAK LEAF 


Vhe 0ah Leai 

U. S. Nftvol MoRpttitl, Onkiflnd, Cniifornia, 

RADM J. O, Owsley, MC, USN, Commnnclinit Officer. 

CAPT FilZ'John Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

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

Editor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSN, 

Sports: LI Waylnnd Bennett, MC, USN, and LTJG Anne 'rierney, NC. USN. 
Editorial AdviNcr: Dorothy Tliompiion. 

Photoifmphcrs: Stanley Smith. IIMC, John M. Simms. MMC. 

Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross. Mrs. Emma Bertfer, Librarian. 

“The Oak Lcof** 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 uppcarinif in this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both stnft and patients arc welcomed and should ho oddressed to The Editor 
of *• The Oak Leof,** U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 


Vol. 19 

Friday, 12 April, 1957 

No. 8 


+ + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 


Charles Dickens’ celebrated “Christmas Carol" is a Christmas story only 
in its setting. Charles Heimsath has pointed out that in its theme it is 
actually an Easter Carol, because it describes the resuiTection 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. 

Wlien you and I go to chimch on Eastei* 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 (i)sl£omsL &■ 
Set For Catholics 


Holy Week services for Oak Knoll’s 
Catholic jiersonnel will be held In 
the Main Chapel, according to CDR 
James C. Connolly, Senior Chaplain. 

PALM SUNDAY 

0800 Solemn Blessing of the Palms .and Pro- 
cession. All Catholics arc expected to 
be in the Chapel at this time. 

08.t0 High Mass and the Passion of Our 
Lord. 

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK. 

17 APRIL 

1200 Daily Mass and Holy Communion. 
1930 Conclusion of Lenten Course on Cath¬ 
olic Medical Ivthics and Benediction of 
the Blessed SacramenL 

HOLY THURSDAY, 18 APRIL 
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. 

GOOD FRIDAY, 19 APRIL 
1700 Solemn Adoration of the Cross and 
Holy Communion, 

2000 Stations of the Cross in the Catholic 
Oratory. 


J'OMwdt 

Orticers rci)orting for duty ; LT Jennie C. 
DiGiandoinenico, XC. USX from USXH, 
Yokosuka. Japan; LT Evelyn IT. ITurst, NC, 
l^SN from Marine Corps Supply Center, 
Barstow, Calif. 

Knli.slcd reporting for duty; Lynn F. Lci.sl 
inger, HX ; Slarvin IL Weir, IT A; Robert J 
O Donnell, HA; Charles Bennett, UN; Emil 
B, Krueger. HA; Cliff T. 'Martin, HX; 
Bruce A. Chapman, MX; Paul V'. Weiske, 
HX; Frederick J. Marchhanks. IT A; Charles 
M. Davis, IIA, all from ITCS, Great Lakes, 
Ill. 

Darrell Ohlhauscn, II N; Philip A. Magnu 
son, HX ; Bennie M. Allred, HX; Jerry R. 
Bates, MX ; Thomas A. Cecrlc, HX ; Bradley 
G. (ioin, HX; Philip S. Harford. IIN ; John 
J. Ilohnstein, HN; Louis M. Klotz, MX; 
Robert D. Norlcy, HX; Robert Pile, HX; 
Willie R. Rhese, HN; Darrell E. Strother, 
IIN; Donnie L, Summers, HN; Ollice B. 
White, IIN ; James W. Young, HN. all from 
HCS, San Diego; William D. Brown, ITM3, 
from First Marine Air Wing. FPO, San 
Francisco; Larry W. Johnson, IT M3, from 
USN IT, Great Lakes, III. 


HOLY SATURDAY, 20 APRIL 
2230 The Solemn Easier Vigil coiLsisting of 
the blessing of the new fire, Iioly 
Water, Pasclial Candle, and rcncw'al of 
Baptismal V'ows. All Catholics arc re¬ 
quested to be in the Chapel at 2230. 
2400 Easier Vigil Mass and Holy Commu¬ 
nion. 


EASTER SUNDAY, 21 APRIL 
0600 Easter Mass and Holy Communion. 
0830 Easter Mass, Holy Communion and 
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. 


FAST AND ABSTINENCE: All Catholic 
Personnel are reminded they arc not per¬ 
mitted to cat meat on GOOD FRIDAY, at 
any meal. This applies both to Civilian 
and Military Pcisoniicl. Canlinal Spellman 
has dispensed all MILITARY I*ERSON- 
NEL from BOTH fast and abstinence on 
HOLY SATURDAY. 


FAST FOR HOLY COMMUNION: All 
Catholics are reminded that in order to 
receive Holy Communion, they mu.st be 
fasting from solid foo<ls (including intoxi 
eating li(iuors) for three hour.s, and from 
liquids (coffee, tea, milk, etc.) for one hour. 
This regulation is also in force for any 
Midnight Mass cither at Chnstmas or 
Easter, 


Officers dctachc<l: LT Robert A. Evans, 
MC. USNR; LTJG M.iry R. Radican, NC. 
USXR, both to inactive duty; LTJG Lillie 
M. Wills, NC. USNR to USNll, Corpus 
Chri.sti, Tex.; LTJG Elconore A. Beduow- 
icz. NC, USNR; LTJG Constance J. Tess 
mar, NC. USNR. both to USNII, Great 
Lakes, Ill. ; LTJG Martha A. Thompson, 
NC. USNR, to USNII, Memphis, Tcnn.; 
CWO Harold L. C'ox. IISN, retired; LT 
Ruth E. Kuethc. NC. USNR, to USS GEN. 
A. E ANDERSON (T-AP-lll). 

Enlisted personnel detached: Alfred W. 
Fleming, HM3; Marvin IT. Rogers. 11M3, 
both to LISNII, Bremerton, Wash.; Marion 
J. Amos, HM2. to US NavSta, Astoria, Ore.; 
George 11. (ionsalvcs, HM2, to I'^SNS, San 
Francisco; Keith P. Brower, NavRadLab, 
San Fr.ancisco; Donald J. RcWiilt, ITM2, to 
USNII, Mare Island; Eduardo V Bcmal, 
II M2, to USNAS, Moffett Field; William D. 
England, 11 M3, to l^SS BREMERTON 
(CA 130): Billie Mac ,\ndcrson, HM3, to 
ITSNAS. Alameda; Alvin A. Duitlinger, 
HxM3, to USNII, Chelsea, Mass.; Kenny R. 
Howell, IIM3, to Force Troops. FMFPC. 


Friday, 12 April. 19sv 



After completing 14 months of Laboratory Technicians School, the nin* ” 
graduates were presented their diplomas and were given orders. They art 
(top row, left to right) Marvin 11. Rogers, HM3, who uill go to LSNH Bren;. «• 
erton. Wash.; Donald J. Rewall, HM2, to USNH, Mare Island; George H. 
Gonsalves, HM2, to MolTctt Field; Marion J. Amos, HM2, to Tongue Pt. ' 
Astoria, Ore.; Keith D. Brower, HM2, to RadLab, Hunter’s Point; Eduardo -■ 
V. Bernal, irM2, to Moffett Field; Alfred W. Fleming, HM3, to USNU, 
Bremerton, Wash.; (second row left to right) Roberta E. Luce, CAPT Hugh ’ 
V. O’Connell, Chief of the Pathology Service and Thomas L. Faulkner. 
HMl, class honorman with a 94.89 average. Luce and Faulkner w ill remafc 
at Oak Knoll. . , 



Whether she writes of her beloved j 
Cornwall coast, or of intrigue and 1 
deception in Prance, Daphne du I 
Maurier is almost certain to have a I 
large and eager audience ready to ac- ' 
claim her latest effort. THE SCAPE- i 
GOAT is not her best book. It misses I 
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 i 
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 oui* 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 PROM HERE TO 
ETERNI’TY 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 PEW, a powerful and j 
shocking novel of gueiTilla 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 OP '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 Blssell. 
who coauthored THE PAJAMA 


Red Cross to Hold 
Easter Hat Contest'!" 

Spring has come to Oak KpaI- 
Spring, when a young man’s fancit,^^ 
turn to thoughts of sunshine aix ' 
flowers and frilly bonnets. With- 
spring comes Easter, and everyone ; 
is getting all decked out in his Ivy' 
League siiit and white buck shoes*: 
ready to march their lovely maidens ^ 
in the Blaster Parade. 

The Red Cross Staff - decided to 
celebrate Blaster this year by having., 
an Easter Bonnet contest. The coni 
test will be hospital-wide and any 
patient can enter. Red Cross will sup«s 
ply the materials that can be used ii^' 
the making of these bonnets. O'!*/ 
'Tuesday, 16 April, there will be jud^Y 
ing on each ward. Three bonnets will_ 
be chosen from each ward: (li most 
original, (2) most humorous, and «3)!. 
most beautiful. These winning bon¬ 
nets will be put on display in the AJl,| 
C. Lounge until final hospital-wide 
judging Thursday night, April 18ttu 
Judges and models for the hats wil| 
be announced later. jl 

Red Cross hopes aU the patienti 
will enter the contest. The materia^, 
and copies of the rules will be 
out to each ward. Happy Hat Ma 

I « « * - 

i 

Tuesday, April 23, there Viill 
special Blaster dance, “The Buna|| 
Hop,” at the AR.C. Lounge. Hostessii 
will be coming from Oakland airi; 
Berkeley to attend. Featiired as the! 
guest attraction will be “The Cas% 
als." a combo from San Leandro. 


GAME. Here is the world of Broad¬ 
way. sharp, wisecracking, gorgeous 
gaudy and tinhorn. It Is the life 
the theatre with aU its glamour, ga.v 
tunes, and just plain hard work. And 
because it is very dear to our hea^ 
we wish to bring to your particui|| 
notice, the novel of Gerald Green 
THE LAST ANGRY MAN. which wt 
believe to be one of the truly gr®* 
novels of our time. We challenge y®* 
to read and to forget the magnificei^ 
and powerful character of Sam Ab^ 
man, Brownsville doctor, the bitl® 
angry man of the title, who yet hold? 
out hope for the world. 

















































Page Three 


rri HoY, 12 A priLjg^ 



(ilen I.. Il«.v. HMI. a student in the 

irliHelal ■•■nil) l>ep‘-. 

Cded . ..etter of t umn,endat.on 

hv the CO. US Naval 
exarch Unit One. University of Cah- 
rornia “for duty above the norma 
r^squirements of your rate m that 
^ou volunteered and participated m 
I recent classified and technical re- 
xarch projeit. the successful accom- 
allshinent of which contributed 
rreatly toward the obtaining of new 
'search techniques and data.” 


Doctors, Nurses Attend 
tdicdi Conferences 

Three Oak Knoll doctors and three 
nurses represented the hospital at 
•nedical conferences recently. 

rjApr John Muiphy, LT Harry 
5 . Weinstein. IjCDR Lina Stearns, 
and LT’s Anna Sawicz and Georgia 
Jones ^tended 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., i 
for a meeting of the American Acad¬ 
emy of Pediatrics. 



^r nHlob liJtL 

Now that spring has arrived at 
Oak Knoll, romance has to be dis- 
cus.sed at least once; so Bennett Cerf 
has furnished this tale. 

••Hoarsely the impassioned swain 
begged. 'Whisper tho.se 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. 

• • * 

Cliff Ht’id of Sfietia! Services, vic¬ 
tim of an April I'ool’s joke, had to 
refuse a job offer and explain why. / 
am employed at present,” was his only 
defense. ctanlev J. Smith are on the 

* * * . FOB A CHANGE Chiefs John M. Smims and SUnley j ^ 

• The besl laid schemes of mice and si,ie” of the camera lens as they ||. photomphic Arts De- 

men gang aft a-gley"—words from Chiefs, who are in charge of Oa 

the pen of Robert Burns— can now be - a^so.nine' 

taken to heart by Maiine Warrant 
Officer Edmund P. Clarke of 60A. 

After being injured in an auto acci¬ 
dent on Bayshore F’leeway, he was 
taken to a civilian hospital for treat¬ 
ment before being brought to Oak 
Knoll. Wliile 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. 



Robert J. Hoyt, H1VI3, has received 
a Letter of Commendation from the 
Commanding Officer for his work 
at the Physical Evaluation Board. 

I “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- 
ableomanner,” the letter read in part. 
Hoyt will leave next month for a new 
assignment at Camp Pendleton. 


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 sttum- 
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. 


partment, were’fiLny‘‘‘‘exUed" after remaining incognito for many moons. 

Here's Double Exposure of Two Chiefs 
Whose Specialty Is Photo Finishes 

Dec. 1956,. the 

3.^0 negatives and printed a total of 8.800 pictures — equal to » voliime 
of 8.800.000 words which would rival the works of a Toyn ^ 

The coauthors of this mythical volume are Stanley J. Smith. ^ 

John M Simms. HMC, who are in charge of the lab s studio, office, p 
room, film tank room and the photostat developing and work 

Chief Smith, the "leg man,” takes pictures for the Public Information 
Office Fleet Home Town News and for identification cards. Chi I 

__._ — ♦Simms, assisted by Marcellus Ro- 

yTk • cheile. HM2. handles all medical 

, I photography, 

^ Chief Smith travels the compound 


Sunday, 14 April 

lUlOW.^.M JUNCTION - Stewart Gran¬ 
ger, Ava Gardner. Tlte st-jry of a love alTair 
butwfcn iin ofiftcer and an Indian 

^ir\. 

Monday, 15 April 

MANY RIVERS TO CROSS—Robert Tay 
lor is the backwoods hero doggedly pur¬ 
sued by Eleanor Parker. 

Tuesday, 16 April 

MAN APRAI n — Cicorge Nader, Phyllis 
Thaxier. Nader must have draft board 
jiroblenis. 

Wednesday, 17 April 

CRY IN THE NIGHT—^^Edmond OMlrien, 
Natalie Wood. Rated “Good'* by the Mo¬ 
tion IMcture Herald. 

Thursday, 18 April 

RIG ROODEE—Errol Flynn, Rosana Rory, 
h'lynn is undoubtedly the “boodle." Two- 
to-one il*s a swashbuckling tale with plenty 
of action. 

Friday, 19 April 

SHOOT rP AT MEDICINE BENL>—In 
the last census, Randolph Scott had brought 
10.375 badnien to justice. The figures will 
rise once again. 

Saturday, 20 April 

LOVE ME OR l.EAVE ME—James Cag 
ney as Marly “The Gimp" and Doris Day 
as Ruth Etting gained the critics* applause 
in this musical-with-a-plot. 


The late W. C. Fields, not noted for 
sobriety, was once asked if he ever 
had suffered delirium tremens In 
Hollywood. '‘That’s impossible to an¬ 
swer," rasped the comedian. 'Tt’s 
impossible to tell where D.T.’s end 
find Hollywood begins.” 


aboard the USS ukyuis uainxi-h'i. i .r q 
... Helen Van Slyke of Medical Board | Lite Begins . 


taking photos of visiting dignitaries 
for the OAK LEAF, termites feasting 
on one of the buildings lor 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. 

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.” 


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 literatui’C—$1400 for 
a year’s study at U. of Upsala, Swed¬ 
en, where she’ll work toward her 
doctorate. 

INCIDENTAL INFO: Cash is LT 
Laura IF heeler’s middle name! 


Newest Knollites are Richard Allen 
Green. 7 lb. 3‘^ oz. son of Kenneth 
Green, SDl on duty at BOQ, and wife 
Norma, born 18 March; James Her¬ 
bert McHenry, 7 lb. IVi oz. son of 
James McHenry, HM3, of Allergy 
Clinic, and wife, Dorothy, bom 27 
March; and Robert Bruce Wetzel, 
7 lb. 914 oz. son of LT Richard A. 
Wetzel of pathology and wife Mar¬ 
garet, born 7 April. 


Pay Schedule 

Monday, IS April—Officers and staff-enlisted 
personnel. 

Tuesday. 16 April—Marine patients. 

Friday, 19 April—All patient-cnbstctl person- 
I ncl. 



















































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Hospital Nine Opens Season; 
Continues Exhibition Games 

Spring and baseball officially arrived at Oak Knoll yesterday as the Acorns 
he MofTett Field Flyers in the season’s opener in the 12ND "B” League 

s^rr% A\,erdrt'^^^^ highlighted the game, as the Knoffites 

O^K LEA^ufa^^m h. ^ championship in a row, (The 

OAK LEAF was unable to print the score because of a deadline.) 

the opener, the Acorns have been holding daily work- 
outs and have won two out of three exhibition games 

The Knollites. downed Guided Missilemen 10-1 and Holy Redeemer 

♦ College 9-8 after dropping their first 
game 5-0 to the Jefferson Semipro 
nine. Ed Piacentine, sharing pitching 
chores with Jeri*y 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 
CuiTie, Terry Brooks, Ed Piacentine, 
Andy Beall, Jerry Ditwiler (the staff’s ! 
only southpaw) and Vic Irving, who i 
doubles as a pitcher-outfielder; in- 
flelders, Dick Rhoads, Jim Mitchell, j 
Don Dunkel, Bob Bristol, Bill Monroe, I 
while Doc Wetzel, Cliff Reid, Herb, 
Churchman, Bob Cox, Tom C^rum- j 
bley, and Ron Watson have been pa- ! 
trolling the outfield. Dick Jiroudek , 
and “Yogi” Jackson have been han- | 
dling the catching duties. i 

Returnees from last year’s pennant I 
winning team are Reid, Crumbley,: 
Rhoads, Bristol and Irving. I 

The Acorns’ next league game at, 
home will be against the San Fran- ' 
cisco Marines on Friday, 3 May. 


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 I 
his hitting streak with two hits in j 
four trips and 2 RBI’s as Oak Knoll j 
won their third game of the year. ■ 
Catcher Dick Jiroudek and Vic li ving j 
assisted in the assault with two hits ^ 
apiece. 

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 rvins scored, 
were the only Knollites 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 
ball. 


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 
clo.sed. ’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 
Rats. 

High average bowler of the season 
was Vic Irving of the Cherry Pickers. 
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. 

Pinal 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 
202-508 by Don Rewalt and a 215-506 
by Doc Bennett. Jim Rupprecht of 
the Dragnets had a 205 game. 


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 
foreigners!” 


Pool to Increase Hours 
During Summer 

With the an'ival 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. 



Ar 

sro/ies 


Four Teams in First 
In Bowling Scramble 

Pour teams are locked in a four¬ 
way tie for first place in the new- 
i ly formed Husband-Wife Bowlin§ 
League, as the teams prepare fo) 
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 anc 
Kool Kats. 

Second week results: ’The Doubh 
Enns. led by Russ Ennis’ 503 series 
and Ellen Bennett’s 163-410 won tw( 
from the Falcons despite a 413 series 
by Vivian Millard and a 502 series 
by.Matt Millard. Jean Wells rollec 
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 50( 
series. Helen Kuziara had a 413 series 
for the losers. 

Third week results: Jerry O’Neil 
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 179-42S 
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. 




WHAT TYPE? and other works earned former OAK LEAF cartoonist 
Roy Zetterholm Navy-wide recognition and a Letter of Commendation in 
1951, Too bad Herr Zetterholm cannot return and add an Elvis Presley 
“type” to Ills collection. His “true to life” characters, which will come out 
of their hiding place in the OAK LEAF office from time to time, mu.st have 
given Security a pain. 


Need Track and Field 
Men for 12ND Relay 

All members of the hospital stal 
who wish to compete in the 12N1 
Track and Field Championships, ar 
asked to coll Cliff Reid, athletic di 
rector, at Ext. 593. 

The meet will be held on 15 May e 
Moffett Field and trophies w'ill b 
awarded to those who place in th 
events. 


Friday, 12 April. 19S7ja 



I With the exception of Prank Roso- 
, lino, there are few trombonists whr 
may be mentioned in the same breati 
with “JAY and KAI." j. j. Johnsoi 
I and Kal Winding came up about thi ! 

5ame time and under much the sami .'i 
I musical influences. It wais in the earb u 
1 •40’s, and bop was bustin’ out all ove!^ 
1 except at the cash register, when Ja;i| 
and Kai took the path through thiil 
big bands, eventually becoming fajf 
miliar faces in the more inUmat^ 
night clubs, where the various mod 
ernists would sit and rub idioms witl 
each other. Significantly, both mei,-T 
work in top "swing” bands of the da-W 
and have a big band “feel” in thei 
robust arrangements. 

Kai was with Benny Goodraal^ 
after the war, then with Stan Kentorr 1 
who boosted him into poll-winniQ).?4 
proportions. J. J., whose most receirl: 
accolade came with winning the 195l|l 
DOWN BEAT Critics’ Poll, playw^ 
with Benny Carter, Count Basie an>* • 
with Dizzy' Gillespie’s ill-fated, bu': 
historically monumental “big” bo;* ) 
band. : > 

In one of their recent albums “Ai 
Afternoon at Birdland” iVik-LX/i-^- 
I 1040) we hear two compositions b.Jj 
J. J, called “Bone of Contention” ani |i 
Vista,” while Kai has contribufei'n 
three compositions called “Funny , 
bone,” "Cornerstone.” and “Birdlang' c 
Festival.” For their final tune 
have selected an appropriate numbe*- 
WTitten by George Shearing calle<: I 
“Lullaby of Birdland.” 

Listening to their recordings. U'.i| 
difficult to tell one soloist from th)4| 
other without a scorecard. Just & 

I you venture to conclude that on("‘i 
j trick or phrase is typical of one, yoi * 
I hear something very similar emanati a 
from the other. Naturally, it wouk || 
seem their biggest problem at tlS^ 
outset was avoiding monotony. .’Ti^ 
they have done skillfully by thefi 
constant interchanging of duo haxj 
mony and counterpoint, and by thdj 
showmahly manipulation of a largi 
and varied stock of trombone mutttj ' 

Contributing markedly to tin 
swinging aura of this unit is iU 
youthful rhythm section. F'irst w< 
have Dick Katz, a musician as dedij 
cated to honest, advanced jazz as h5 
celebrated teacher John Lewis; ne.d ' 
is Brooklyn-born Al Harewood. wbfi 
took over the drums when his brother ‘ 
abandoned them for a service hitch- 
Completing the section is a young 
"veteran” bass player named Peclj 
Morrison who provides that much-^ . 
needed p>owerful. steady bass beat. ; 

—D.A. 1 


Asplund Visits Knoll; 
Shows Bowling Skills 

Harold Asplund. one of the nation^ * 
top-flight bowlers, visited Oak Kno® 
on Thursday and gave a bowliof 
demonstration at the hospital alley* 

MLr. Asplund has made many vlsitl 
to VA and Service hospitals on thf 
West Coast. 













































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 
photo§nraphers 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 
■tSommittee 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¬ 
capped.” 


Security Goes to 74B; 
CivPers Moving Up 

, The long arm of Security was 
^ recently extended, as the division 
1 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. 


Softball League 
Starts Tuesday 

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, 

Ali 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. 


Graceful Gliders 
Show Patients 
How on One Leg 

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- 
gi’am 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 
maiTiage in Reno eight years ago, 
and of the normal, happy life they 
lead. 

Mrs Glider, here for fitting with a 
new experimental left leg (the third 
since she became an amputee nine 
year.s 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 I land. 

“I w;is a ‘sight’ taking dancing 
lessons in a body cast, but that’s the 1 
way it was,” Mrs. Glider drawled. 

“You ought to see Geneva tap j 
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 
for dress occasions—and sometimes 
roller skates or riding boots. She 
j takes t are of their large home and 
yard and their small son, Joseph 
Guy, Jr., 6t4. 

Glider was a radio operator and 
instructor with the army during 
World War II in maneuvers off 
Florida when he develooed Buerger’s 
disease, a chronic inflammation of i 
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 
said. 

In 1951 Buerger’s disease claimed 
Glider’s left leg. Fortunately all three 
amputations in the family are below- 
knee. 

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 DAY 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 CD’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 
natfon on 18 May—an occasion des¬ 
ignated by the President to honor 
the men and women in the Armed 
Forces. 

Oak Knoll’s observance of the day 
wm be an “Open House” on 17 May 
from 1300-1630. 


Asbelle Will Speak 
To Exchange Club 

Charles Asbelle, civilian rehabilits 
tion specialist at the Prosthetic Rc 
search Laboratory, will be the gue; 
speaker for the 22 May meeting of tf 
Oakland Exchange Club at Hot 
Leamington. 































Page Two 


OAK LEAF 


The 0ah M^eaf 


U. S. Navol Hospifol. Oakland, California. 


OwiUy, MC, USN, Commondinff Ofliccr. 

^SN. Executive Officer. 

M-J. Millard, MSC, USN, Adminintralivc Officer. 

Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Photogruphcru: Sianlcy Smith. HMC, John M. Simm,. I IMG. 

C.ontributors ol the Week: The American Red Crnsa, Mrs. Emma Dcrifer, Librarian. 


*'*,“*. '* “ acmimonihly publication produced commercially at no coat to the Govern- 
..Tk « . "I"' I?. '""•P''an«c "-'‘h NAVE.XOS P.35. Rev. July. 19.S3. 

Ihe Leaf receivea Armed Porceo Press Service material. 

rme . ®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 arc welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of The Oak Leol." U. S. Naval Hospital, Ookland 14, Colifornia. 


VoL 19 

Friday. 26 April. 1957 

No. 9 


+ + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 

THE DARKROOM PROCESS 


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 darki’oom 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 jugt 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 


Friday. 26 April. 1957 


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Safe Driving Awards were presented to the above personnel who operat ! 
the hospital’s vehicles. They arc (front row, left to right) Long. Beck, Dyson ifi 
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. 
Isadora Lore, Gus Matalas, Minor 
Mellville, Virgil McGrew. Gene Riggs, 
Philip Scott, Theodore Smith, O’Neal 



Jt was decided by the commitie*' 
that in the absence of Berger (Mrs.li¬ 
the works of ’Thurber (James) wouli. 
bp plagiarized and featured In B<X> ' 
NOOK. Since Mrs. Berger will nti' 
return from her vacation in time b;, 
write the column, Mr. Thurber mus^ 
suffer. ^ 

Before listing some of his books, 1* ^ 
is interesting to check the preface o > 
THE 'THURBER CARNIVAL an: 
see what the reviewer Thurber ha. 
to say about the writer 'Thurber. 

"The writing is, I think, different i 
In his prose pieces he appears tt 
have started from the beginning ani 
to have reached the end by the mid J 
die. It is impossible to read any a u 
his stories from the last line to t 
first without experiencing a definlb 
sensation of going backwards.’’ 


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 that 
twice as many are killed or injured 
off the job as on the job, most of 
them in traffic accidents, it behooves 
us to STOP TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS 
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 


Red Cross celebrated Easter with 
frills, thanks to the ingenuity of the 
many artistic patients aboard, Pinal 
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 
cla.sses. "The most beautiful’’ class 
was won by David Nusser, PN3, 71A, 
with his "Easter Morning’’ creation. 
Portugal Arimboyao, SA. Wai'd 42A, 
took second place with his bonnet 
named "Carnival." "Butterfly" was 
the name of the third place winner, 
created by Gregorio Lomat Arvlola, 
TN. Ward 62B. 

In the “most original" class, Felix 
Talntano, SA. Ward 51A took first 
with his maginiflcent creation. The 


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¬ 
tive." 


Merry-Go-Round.” Second place was 
awarded to Joseph Vallacqua, SA, 
Ward 43B with his masterpiece, 
“Easter Sunrise.” Dennis Evans, AA, 
Ward 76B, took thii d 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. Predrico N. Hernandez, 
SN. Ward 45B, took third with his 
"Funny Bunny” Easter Bonnet. 

"The Opium Den.” created by the 
talented hands of Ai thiu- 'Thompson, 
RD, and Pfc. William West, Ward 
43A, won the Booby Prize, 


Stafford and Clarence Wheat. 


(jJoicDmSL €r 

J’iZJisiwsdL 

Offtcers reporting for duty: LTJG Eliza- 
bcUi A. Eallard. NC, USNR. from NAD. 
Hawthorne, Nevada ; ENS Marv J. Rowan, 
XC. USNR, from USNII, Philadelphia, Pa.; 
LTTG Ilcmicc J. Goetz, NC, USNR; ENS 
Sylvia J. Hogue, NC, USNR ; ENS Ruth L. 
Burrell, NC. USNR. all from USNII, St, 
Albans. L.l.. N,Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty : E, L. 
Wojowski. 11N, from IlCS, Great Lakes. 
Ill.; David Hauser, HN ; Warren C. Weaver, 
HN; Ronald L. Stalker, 11N; Edsel J. Yax- 
ley, HN. all from HCS, San Diego; James 
Iv. Kuccra. HN, from USNII, Bremerton, 
Wash.; Ilaydon J. Tewksbury, HMl, from 
USS TICONDEROGA (CVA-M). 

George R. Redd. HM3, from USNH, 
Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Jimmy Mauldin, 
HN, from USNH, Corpus Christi. Tex.; 
Danny L. Bittinger, HN; Billy Corbin. IIN, 
both from HCS, San Diego; William Lank, 
HM3, from Nav-AmPhib Base, Corona, 
Calif.; Millard D. Ashey, IIM3, from US¬ 
NH, Capen, Calif.; CaroLce Cristcr, HN, 
from HCS, Bainbridgc, Md. 

Othcers detached: LTJ(j Loiraine J. Knc- 
vilch, NS, USNR; LT Edmund A. Mackey, 
MC, USNHL both to inactive duty; LTJC> 
Lee Pcler.son, NC, USNR; LTJG Willa R. 
Wahlsirom. NC. USNR, both to USNH. 
Guam. 

Enlisted personnel detached: Mary E. 
Wchmucllcr, HN, to MSTS Seattle. Wash.; 
Clifford Bowers. IIN. to USNAAS. Fallon. 
Nev.; Raymond L. llallonn, IIMI, to USS 
MOLALA (AFT-106) ; James S. Fettig, 
HMJ, to CG, Force Troops. I'MFPAC; 
Samuel A. Brown. HM3. to NAS, Pensa¬ 
cola, Fla.; Albert C. Vigil, HN; Jerry E. 
Nevland. IIN, both to USNAF, Monterey; 
James O. Norris. HN ; Robert 11. Clift, llN. 
both to NAS, Moffett Field. 

A1 S. Thomas, HN; David R. Lander.s, 
HN; Robert L. Everton, HN; Bruce A, 
Chapman. HN; Elarl J. Carlson, llN, all to 
USNS, T.L; James T. Larkin. HN ; Waddv 
H. Hudson, III, HN, both to NSC. Oak- 
land : Etlwanl Portillo, HM3, to Firton HI 
at NAS, Moffett Field; Jenry A. MatJiews, 


“Thurber’s very first bit of wrifc ^ 
ing was a so-called poem entltlei 
‘My Aunt Mrs. John T. Savage’s Gar* 
den at 185 South Fifth Street, Co* 
lumbus. Ohio.* It is of no value oi 
importance except Insofar as it dem¬ 
onstrates the man’s appalling ment* 
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 taleni 
for something else besides iiamG 
and numbers. His books, FABLES 
FOR OUR TIMES, MY LIFE ANE 
HARD TIMES, THE MIDDLE^ 
AGED MAN ON THE FLYING 
TRAPEZE, THE SEAL IN TBfi 
BEDROOM AND OTHER PRE¬ 
DICAMENTS and THE OWL IN- 
THE A'rriC AND OTHER PER¬ 
PLEXITIES show why he is acceifi 
ed as an interesting, witty writffll 
with a definite style of his own. 

Anita (diUrioste Joins 
ARC Recreation Staff 

Red Cross welcomes Miss Anita di-( 
Urioste to-the Recreation Staff. 
diUrloste has just returned from^» 
two-year tovu* of dut>' in the Par 
where she was stationed in Korea aril 
Japan. Prior to her overseas asslg* 
ment she was on duty at U.S. Na>^ 
Hospital at San Diego. Miss diUrl¬ 
oste. a native Californian and gradu^ 
ate of the University of California 
claims San Francisco as her home. J 


HN. to .VAHA. Okinawa; Robm M. Pc!'-*- 
lixi.L James A. Jones. Jr.. 11 M L botli •* 
CO. l irsl M.aiDiv. 


Artistic Patients Gain Fleeting Fame 
As Red Cross Judges Latest in Hots 












































Yf/^rrv. 26 April/ 1957 


OAK LEAF 


Page Three 


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SaiitMidL 


fo««? must speak of sprit$g 
tthe" if f^^ season, just as one must 
.teak of Santa Claus in December) 
has taken hold of Oak Knoll and many 
Knollite has acquired a healthy 
bronse '’outdoor look:' while an occa¬ 
sional lobster-type creature scurries 
across the compound with lowered head 
until—affectionately hit by a friend, he 
veils, "Ouch, you moron—my back is 

j f»» 

more sights and sounds; 

Local draftees joyfully delirious over 
the news they ai*e among 26,000 who 
will be released from active duty into 
a-world known as the outside three 
months earlier than they'd expected. 

ENS Annette Byk of the Nurse 
Corps sewing on a new JG stripe. , . . 
Voices singing “Silent Night” of aU 
things. . . . Music coming from the 
EM Club heralding another st^ff 
dance. . . . Finance’s Pern Rogers 
picking up the ticket for her 5 May 
'light to a Hawaiian Holiday via Pan 
^ erican. . . . People watching the 
,*kly Wednesday (1230) showings 
^"Victory at Sea” in Building 25A— 
a real opportunity for those who 

ha’ Sn’t seen these films- 

IT l^'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 
lOfiOO words not a mere 1,000 as the OL 
stated^hence 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. Burger’s cat Robert 
Louie Beethoven has disappeared. Any- 
•"te 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. 

“r LOHENGRIN LINES: LTJG Mary 
Radican of Surgery wUl become the 
'pride 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 Hoyt in the Chapel here 
and Carol Worthy and Bill Tressler 
in Phoenix, Ariz. 

TALK ABOUT BOWLING (as the 
OAh LEAF sometimes does),Ed Bour- 
dase,.son of Ffenry 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 
ony bowler hitting 600. They were the 
first team to clip a pair of 700’s as 
Euzzy Shimada had 72S on 234-234- 
2^7, and Ed Bourdase had 724 on 231- 
787-236. 

^^^LIGHT SAVING will cheat us 
out of an hour’s sleep Saturday night 
^ clocks are t^ned ahead 60 minutes 
« 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- 
^on heart strain, and being late for 
or , be sure to set your clock ahead 
ne hour before you hit the sack 
Saturday night. 



Distinguished Latin American visitors met several of their fellow countrymen when ey visi e ... 
recently. Hosts and guests, pictured in the CO’s office, were, left to right: CAPT Fernando ernno, Del- 

Army doctor here since May 1955 for amputee rehabilitation training; Admiral Owsley, r. “ oak 

gado, Colombian Ambassador to England; COL Rafael Valdez, Colombian Air Force rehabilitation i^inee a 
Knoll since September 1955; Mrs. Lucie Ramirez, wife of th 2 Consul General of Colombia, C ^ 

Canty, Chief of the Amputee Service and Director of the Prosthetic Research Laboratory; Arturo amirez, 
sul General of Colombia (San Francisco); and LT Hernando Montero, Colombian Army doctor who repor e 

19 January for a year of rehabilitation training. Dr. Delgado was among the group of good-will emissaries rom 

20 Latin American nations who toured the Bay Area during recent Pan American Week festivities. 

Sub Life Featured 
In New TV Proaram 


A new weekly television program 
about the submarine force—“The Si¬ 
lent Service” — becomes the Bay 
Aiea’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 
CBS. 

The new series, covering some of 
the outstanding war patrols con¬ 
ducted by submarines in World War 
n, 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 adventuie 
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 o* »>rAv*»ntive Medicine Service, pours coffee 
for three health department off ..ho were present at the EST School’s 
recent symposium on food sanitation. They are (left to right) Ed Samsel, 
San Jose Health Department, Howard Kerr, and Marvin Harvey, both from 
the Oakland Health Department. The symposium offered instruction in 
microbiology, food-borne diseases, personal hygiene, and sanitation precau¬ 
tions in storing.' 


Slider 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 Vj 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. 7*4 oz. daughter, Jennifer 
Lynn, joined the household of LCDR 
Robert Lloyd Davis of the Surgical 
Service and wife Dolores ... A 7 lb. 
11*4 oz. boy named Vincent was wel¬ 
comed on 21 April by Vincent T. Pa- 
gano, HM3, of Pharmacy and wife 
Ethel. 


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, HI, 
Requests should contain rank and 
service number. (AFPS) 

Lawyers to Speak Here 
On Malpractice Suits 

Assistant District Attorneys Wm. 
B, Spohn and Fi-ederick J. Woelflen 
will speak to the staff on “Medical 
Malpractice Suits Against Medical 
Officers in the Military Services” at 
1400 Tuesday in the Medical Surgical 
.Conference room. 

All officers are invited to attend. 


Pay Schedule 

Wednesday, 1 May—Orticers and stafl-enlist- 
cd personneL 

Friday, ^ May—All patient'cnlistcd person- 
ucl. 

Wednesday, 15 May — (Officers and stafT-cn- 
li.sled personnel. 

Monday, 20 May — All palicnt-cnlisieti per* 
sonnel. 


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 tom ney. 

Representing the North Pacific 
Area. (12-13ND), the two were unable 
to repeat their performance in the 
Regional, as San Diego swept the 
meet. 


All Stars Win Th ree; 

Lead Men's Bowling 

The All Stars, paced by Gene Ear 
hart’s 538 series, took first place ii 
the Men’s Summer Handicap Bowlin; 
League, by winning three games fron 
the Kapers in the first week of play 

Tied for second in the standing; 
are the 5-Pins and the ALD Civilian; 
while the Amps and 8-Balls are tiei 
for third. The Kapers are bringin; 
up the rear. 

In other league action. ALD woi 
two games from the 8-balls and th< 
5-Pins took two out of three fron 
the Amps. 


I think that I shall never see 
A billboard lovely as a tree. 




























Page Four 



Friday. 26 April. 1957J 


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-flnally 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. 


IT’S GONE, ALMOST—Right fielder Vic Irvjng hammered Oak Knoll’s 
first homer of the season in his first time at bat in 12ND competition only 
to be called out for not touching second base. He was credited with a single. 
Oak Knoll defeated Moffett Field 5-4 in their opening bid for their second 
successive championship. 



FAST— .Alvin Cogbill, ADI, practices what Harold Asplund 
(center) preaches as he rolls for a strike while PVT Alvin (’ollins, USMC, 
picks up lips. Mr. Asplund. one of the nation’s top-flight howlers, 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 
upset of the .season as they I 


the 


downed Oak Knoll's varsity softball 
team, 8-7, in a Frank Men’lwell fin¬ 
ish. 

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 1.. spread that we of 


Dr. E. G. "Babe” Mainous, an put- A*"®® have a "Big Band.' 

standing slugger in the now-defunct] niore must we cower when visit- : 

Ohio Kitty League, Dr. R. W, "The M"? ea.stemers speak of Count Basle : 

Stick” Schabel, holder of the world Ellington, for we now have - 

home run record (in Little League Band.” 

parks), and Dr. R. A. “The Glove” Many thanks are being extended U 

Lattner, who hasn’t made an error in from jazz enthusiasts tb Rudy and wV 

his long career. his boys, and a special thanks to Disc 

Jumping into a quick lead, the Mo- Jockey Pat Henry (KROW-960), who 

lars allowed the Varsity to knot the worked so many extra hours bring |3 

score at 6-6 after four innings of ing thLs band recognition. His nev-l 

play when the strong right arm of impressive album, "Intro to Jazz,”' 

Dick "Dizzy” Baker began to tire, also features Ree Bnmnell on vocals 

However, in a heroic finish, the and the Jerry Coker Quartet. 

“Molars” scored in the last inning 1 The members of the band are ‘Vii 

trombones. Van Hughes, Archie L I 

Coque. Chuck Etter and Ron Be.; 1 

tuccelli, bass trombone; trumpets, 'li 

Rudy Salvini. Allan Smith, Waym’.si 

Allen, A1 Del Simone, Billy Catalano; 'i -i! 

saxophones, Charlie Martin —altj . - 
, ^ * • 


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 tenor-men Jeiry Coker, Tom Hat ' i 
Husband-Wife Bowling League, the Howie Du Dune, and on bariton*' . 
D-Jays (O’Neills and Hicks) and the ^ax, Virgil Gonsalves, whom I’m sUTei :i 
Falcons (Millards and Pi’ices) are everyone remembers from his past <: 
locked in a first-place tie. Tied for 'ticcessful gigs here. Contributing 

third are the Vagabonds (Smiths and t^'^t’kedly to the swinging aura ofil 

Wells) and the 4-Splits (Irvings and ^ fine rhythm section.|| 

Rewalts) while the Double Enns Reilly, bass; John MarabutoJ* ’ 


piano, and John Marklin, drums. 


I 


(Bennetts and Ennis’s) rest in fifth 

The Kool Kats (Loves and Kuziaras) I HighUghts of the album includesSl 
are cooling in the ceUar. ’’You’ll Stay.” a ballad written b/ ) 

Fourth week results: The D-Jays, Jerry Coker’s wife, Patty, which vJ 
with Jerry O’Neill bowling a 535 se- possesses a strong, subtle mood: li 
ries, his wi'e Joanne a 164-156-440. “Water’s Edge.” with the Jerry Cokei^ 
and the Hicks combining on a 502 and Quartet. (In this one A1 Kieger ,'j^ 
415 series, took two games from the spots reminds me of Miles Davis bUw’^ 
4-Splits despite a 564 series by Vic breaks through his own definite 
Irving. Jean Wells rolled a 162-416 stylej The whole band swings out 
series as the Vagabonds took the odd on “Boot’s Boots,” with solos by Jerry 
game from the Double Enns. The Fal- Coker and Howie Du Dune. Playing 
cons took all three games from the nicely in between the soloists is 
Kool Kats by overcoming a 163-4121 piano-man John Marabuto. Miss Ree 


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¬ 
bonds. 


(Pmvjuuva, 


Sunday, 28 April 
THE LONELY .MAN—J.ick Pal.-mce. An 
thony Perkins. Also NEARLY WEDS. 
Monday, 29 April 
JUIIAL —Glenn Ford, Ernest llorjrnine. Rod 
Steiger, Steiger steals the show in this bet' 
Icr-th.nn-avcrjiKc western. 

Tuesday, 30 April 
HELLCATS OF THE NAVY — Ronald 
Reagan, Nancy Davis. The story of Sccu' 
rity's uiicndinK war against argyle socks. 
Wednesday, 1 May 
.SEVEN MEN FROM NOW Randolph 
Scoti, Jo.'in F'ontaine. The first seven dre a 
mere appetizer for Randy, who can shoot, 
ride, rope and love with the hest, 

Thursday, 2 May 


Brunnell sings in true jazz form in 
"I’m Glad There Is You,” which is ,’ 
counterpointed excellently in the’i 
background by guitarist Eddie Du¬ 
ran. 

All of the “Big Band” sides were- 
recorded in the Sands Ballroom in , 
downtown Oakland where the barst, 
plays obcasionally on Sunday eve-' 
nlngs. 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 oufi 
time.” —Dave Alba, , 


Volleyballers Win 2 
To Gain Tie For First 

Oak Kdoll’s Lady Volleyball team, 


moved into a first-place tie with Ala-^ 


THE NIGHT THE WORLD EXPLOD- meda by winning two games irogi 

iu?cr,ime' Ie"?t /l?'iive''‘2st before Ss Moffett Field and 'Treasure Island iO| 
event happens. 12ND competition. 

Friday. 3 May | |,y lTJG G. A. JoneS, thC 


TOP .SECRET AFFAIR—Kirk Douglas, i . ^ . a/tot-Knllo Prothefii 

.Susan Hayw.ird. The general is harasscsl 1 team consists of Maj belle Pr 


hy a lovciv female. However, regulations 
are not violatc<l. 


Saturday. 4 May 

rOCKLESIIEI.L IlKROEvS— Jose Ferrer, 
Trevor Howard. Two top-Hight stars go on 
a dangerous mission against the Germans. 
1'hey win. 


Audrey Brennan. Gretchen Hill. Em.i, 
Emery. Jean Gerber. Jan Brogdaifij 
Annie Tierney. Pat Thomas. Lou Ma-' 
chado, Penny Penn, Pat Underwoo® i 
Mary Lou Chavez. , * I 






























OB-GYN Specialists Here For Seminar 



There was standing room only and very little of that w.ien IVfedieal, Dental, and Medical Service Corps officers 
and their wives and Nurse Corps officers from Oak Knoll and other Bay Area Navy Medical a-ctivities turned out 
en masst* to honor RADM B. VV. Hogan, MC, CSN, Surge 'n General of the Navy and Chief of the Bureau of Medi¬ 
cine and Surgery. The reception gave more than 5(M) persons an opportunity to meet and greet the distinguished 
doctor who has held the top post in the Navy Medical D3partment for the past two years. (I) In the recei\ing 
line with Admiral Hogan were RADM Daniel W. Ryan, DC, USN, Inspector, Pacific ('oast Navy iVIedical Activities 
and District Dental Officer, and Mrs. Ryan; RADM Frelerick C. Greaves, MC, CSN, In.spcctor, Pacific (’’oast 
Navy Medical Activities and District Medical Officer, an J Mrs. Greaves, RADM J. (). Owsley, Commanding Officer 
®f Oak Knoll, and Mrs. Owsley. (2) ENS Audrey Brcnnin received a warm greeting from the Surgeon General. 
i3) After a busy day at the Seminar these doctors relaxed at the reception. They are C.-\PT B. Hopper from 
V. S. Naval Hospital. Mare Island; CAPT Robert B. Greenman, HSNII, St. Albans. N. Y.; C.APT Roy W. Tandy. 
Jr.. Chief of Oak Knoll's Dependents’ Service and director of the seminar; Dr. E. C. Reifenstein, Jr., Assoidate 
M^llcal Director, E. R. Squibb & Sons. New York; and C.\PT James P. Moran, Tripler Army Hospital. Honolulu, 
Wawaii. (4) This photo shows a small part of the large c’owd attending the reception. 


Beachcombers To Gather At EM Club 
For Dance, Supper, Refreshments 


Beachcombers will gather at the 
Club tonight as Roy Stefani and 
s band, all adopted sons of Oak 
® staff dance from 

2030-0100. 

Appropriate attire for the evening 
® dancing will be the shoddiest out¬ 


Tea To Honor Nurses 
On 49th Birthday 


fits obtainable as the hospital’s so¬ 
cialites attempt to blot out the trou¬ 
bled world without tranquilizers. 

An added attraction offered by the 
managemeixt will be a free buffet 
supper and a large quantity of cool 
refreshments. 


An informal tea in the Nurses’ 
Quarter.s 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. 


Registrants Greeted 
By Surgeon General 

Women have been the major topic 
for discussion here this week for 
some 200 Army. Navy. Air Force, and 
civilian doctors attending the Armed 
Forces Obstetric and Gynecological 
Seminar. 

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. W. 
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- 
I ing address. 

In his talk Admiral Hogan paid 
special tribute to the medical schools 
in the San Francisco Bay Area for 
i their “splendid cooperation and great 
' assistance in the Navy’s teaching pro- 

im.” 

I 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 
I (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 gynecologi.sts 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. Ill. 
Philadelphia. Pa.; San Diego, and Co¬ 
rona, 

This year, there were many more 
applicants for obstetrics and gyne¬ 
cology training than the Navw could 
accommodate, the Admiral said. 

Admiral Hogan was introduced by 
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 CToast Medical Activities and 
District Medical Officer; and Cap¬ 
tain Roy W. Tandy, Chief of the De¬ 
pendents Service and director of the 
seminar. 

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 


Vhe Oak E^eai 


U. S. Naval HoffpUat. Oakland, California. 


RADM J, O- Owmlcy, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

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

CDR M, J. Millord, MSC, USN, AdminiKtrativc Officer. 

Editor: Chrintophcr E. Eckl, JOSN, 

Sporta: LT W ayland Bennett, MC, USN, and LTJG Anne Tierney, NC. USN. 
Editorial Adviser; Dorothy Thompson. 

Photoftraphers] Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms, HMC. 

Contributors of the W'eck; The Ameriean Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Bcrflcr, Librarian 


‘‘The Oak Leaf” is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern 
ment and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-3S, Rev. July. 19S.3. 

“The Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 


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

Contributions from both staff and patients arc 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 



MOTHER’S DAY 


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 


WsdcDMiL €r 

J’OhSWfdL 


Officers reporting (orduty were: ENS Vir¬ 
ginia R. Zeinov.'in. .VC. I’SVR; LTJG Helen 

K. .Max. VC. rSVR: ENS Nancy E. Don¬ 
nelly, VC. L'SN’R ; LTJG Mamie A. Jordan. 
VC. USNR. all from US.VH, St. Albans. 

L. L, N.Y. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for dut>": Rob- 
ert O. DcCino, IIN. from I ICS. Great Lakes. 
III.; Cecil E. Evatt, MMl, from USNS. 
Pearl Harbor. T.H.; G.-iry D, Dcspicgler, 
I1M2. from USNII, Port.snioutb. V’a.: Carl 
J. Stcvcn.sou, HMI. from MSTS, San Fran- 
ci.sco; Willard W. Lantz. HMI, from UP-4. 
Ok!nu" a : Marie T. I-evesjiue. HN ; Irene D. 
Crnz. HN; Evelynne 1. Hauer, H.\, all from 
lies, HainbritlKc, M<I. 

Gnly one officer, LT Edna A. Reeves. NC, 
U.SN. who went to CSNH, Great Lakc-s, HI., 
was detacbe<l. , , , , i 

Enlistctl personnel detached; James K. 
Woodward. H.M2. to NorPncSnbAre.a. Se¬ 
attle. Wash.; Dewey II. Smith, HMI, to l.’SS 
WHETSTONE (LDS-27); Robert A. Mc¬ 
Dowell. MV. to USNII. .M.-irc Isl.md; Bobby 
E Bowman. H.M.I, to I'SNAS, Alameda; 
\’criml E. .Scok-s. H N. to USNS. Kaw.aja- 
Icin .VI.L; Raymond D. Nations. HMC, to 
USS ED.MONDS (DE-406I. Pearl Harbor; 
Clancy R. Byrd, HM3. to I'SS C.-VRTER 
hall (LSD 3). Long Bc.icb. CaHf. 

Robert J. Hoyt. 
rinc Aircraft Wing. 

0’Gr.idv. HM3. to tO. US Naval School 
of Aviation Medicine. I ’ 

ert J. Mover. HM3. to I SNIT. St Albans 
I I V Y - Terry A. Brooks, HM3, to 
C(J, Third MarDiv; Joe L. IL\f3, 

to USS Kcarsaigc (CVA-33), San Diego. 


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 married; 
have completed at least thi*ee 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. 


CDR Hood Attends 
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. 


Fourteen Red Cross Volunteer Nurses’ Aides recently graduated after re- t 
ceiving special training to serve on Oak Knoll’s Pediatrics Ward. Repre.sen(I 
ing the hospital at the graduation were CAPT Fitz-John Weddell Jr., Ex- ^ 
ecutive Officer, CAPT Milton Kurzrok, Chief of Pediatrics CDR MvTttt ' 
Warner, Chief Nurse, and LCDR Raymond J. Talty, Catholic cjhaplain. They < 
are (front row, left to right) Mrs. Victor Olivia, Mrs. F. E. Klatt. Mrs. E. .4. 
tierro, Mrs. J. IVL Harrison Jr., IVIrs. Lee C. Stephens, (second row) Mrs] ' 
W. J. Dunn, Mrs. Ross J. Robbins, Father Talty, CAPT Kurzrok, C.VP^, ? 
Weddell. CDR Warner, Mrs. John L. Minnick, Mrs. G. W. Mendoza. Mi» 
Rosis Lee. Mrs. R. D, Harrison, (third row) Mrs. .Alberta Clark, Mrs. T 
Foss, Mrs. Alta B. Thurston R.N., instructor, Mrs. Walter Coffin, Chairmai, 
of the Nurses’ Aides program, and Mrs. Fred Leatherly. 


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 Depai’tment, if a service¬ 
man or a retired member of the 
Armed 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 Depaitment 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) 


Decora-Hon, Film To Be 
Featured At Wives' Clul!^ 

Interior Decoration and an in^ 4 , 
esting film on the “ABC’s of Decor. ^ 
lion’’ are the plan of the day for tUV 
next meeting of the Navy Wives* 
Club to be held on Wednesday*.; 
May 15th,* at 12:30 pjn. Mrs. MarH-' 
Topliff, Home Planning Consulta^*;* 
for Breuner’s of Oakland, will tali' t 
on budget decorating. Proper group^ J 



ing of both furniture and waU piec 
as well as the tasteful use of sr 
and large objects to create prop 
balance in a room, will be discus 
in the Better Homes and Garde 
film to be shown. 

Hoste^’ses (or the day will be Mrg 
M. S. Curtis. Mrs. H. A. Streit, M *- 
T. J. Canty, Mrs. R. B. Connor, Mrs .a 
H. R. Ennis. Mrs. J. H. Faunce, Mre''; 
J. B. Knight, Mrs. J. J. Price, Mrs. D, 

L. Seig. Mrs. R. I. Sorenson, Mrs. P. Ej 
Staggers, and Mrs. R. W. Taylor. 


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 Fori,! 
Job With Air Forced- 

Ray A. Perszyk, Oak Knoll’s CivilJI 
ian Personnel Assistant, has left th( 
hospital to accept a position in Em* 
ployee Relatibns with the Air Forc( ' 
at McCJellan Field. Sacramento. Tbi 
new job, a GS-11, is a promotion fM 
Ml'. Perszyk. i 

Mr. Perszyk came to Oak Knoll on 
27 May 1952 from the Garrison DSni 


Project of the Army Corps of Engto 
neers in North Dakota. 



Four graduates of the Operating Room Technicians School pose with th^ 
instructor, LT Peggy Heimberger, after completing the six-month coursM 
The graduates are (left to right) Bobby Bowman. HM3, Dennis Rich, HNJ 
Daryl Pfaff, HM3 and Robert McDowell. HN. ' 






































n 


10MaY> 1957 


OAK LEAF 


Page Three 



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m 


Mav is the month of the hammock 
j the frosted glass. It is also the 
nionih when yopr aunt Edith and 
^ur uncle Fred from Upper Podunk 
Lll from the Mark Hopkins to an¬ 
nounce they have just arrived and 
what do you plan to do about it? For 
he last emergency we would like to 
recommend, with our private en- 
dw^ment. Herb Caen’s GUIDE TO 
SAN FRANCISCO. Besides being a 
wonderfully witty and affectionate 
picture of our fair ci.ty. it provides the 
reader with a veritable mine of in¬ 
formation on places to eat. sights to 
see tours, nightclubs, points of his¬ 
torical interest, etc. His aTiting is in- 
rejiigent and amusing, and he in¬ 
cludes a chapter on What I would do, 
if I had one day only in San Fran¬ 
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 
€ in order, and for them we offer the 
Steinbeck book which is not a 
.ovel at all but a "fabrication'* as he 
calls it —THE SHORT REIGN OF 
PIPPIN IV. It will not rank among 
... best books to be sure, but it is 
cliarming 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 
Bene^ct 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 
a series of thirty-five books on the 
British occupation of India. Now he 
has completed his seventh, and to 
some reviewers, his beet book to date. 
FAR, FAR THE MOUNTAIN is a fine 
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 
vicariously. 


11 




"Doctor In The House 
Requested For Circus 

. Polack Brothers’ Circus, sponsored 
by the Cerebral Palsy Organization, 
!i has put out a call for a "doctor in 
the house" for their morning and 
• afternoon shows. Each performance 
I will last approximately 2^2 hours, and 
doctors answering the call may bring 
their dependents to the shows. 

The school children’s morning ma- 
tinee.s 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 
op with Dorothy Thompson in the 
CO’s office. 


No place affords a more striking 
conviction of the vanity of human 
hopes than a public libraI’y. 

—JO HNSON 

P^y Schedule 


cn- 


^^ay—Olficers and stall 
personnel. 

paticnt cnli.sleil per 


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- 
lea.sed 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, 
Chai’les 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 HMl. 

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! 


// 


Morale Boosting “Snapshots For Daddy 
Earn Glowing Praise For Oak Knoll 

A '‘stutpshot for daddy’—one of scores airmailed to new fathers around the 
world since the program was started last October—recently brought the following 
"Well Done" for Oak Knoll. Chief Stanley Smith, photographer assigned to thts 
important operation, takes the picture when the baby has reached the ripe o 
age of two days, makes one print to send with the CO s letter of congtatulation 
and another, which the Public Information Office mails, with negative, to the 
new mother. 


From 

To: 

Via: 

Subj: 


Enel; 


CAPT Tandy, Staff 
Visit Napa Hospital 

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 Occui’s in Obstetric 
Cases.” 

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. Panett, Consultant of 
Napa Hospital; Dr. Harold G. Burden, 
Napa physician; Drs. Richard Han¬ 
sen. Freeman Hanis, 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. 


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 children, con¬ 
current with letter of congratulations to husbands, public relations 
aspects of 

(1) Copy of Commanding OflScer, USS FIREDRAKE (AE-14) Itr 
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 infants, 
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 mearis 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- 
mandmg 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. 

E. A. SOLOMONS 


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 learn 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 measui e 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 
solution. 

LTJG Laura Tillman spoke of the 
responsibilities of the psychiatric 
nurse. Dr. Jack Little, the role of the 
staff psychologist; Joseph Concan- 
non, the contribuUon of the psychi¬ 
atric social worker. 

An excellent presentation of the 
corpsman’s views w’as given by Eu¬ 
gene J. Mendez. HN; LTJG Joyce A. 
Jones told how Occupational Ther¬ 
apy fits into the total program, and 
Mis. Kathleen Halligan told how Red 
Cross fits into the picture. LCDR 
George L. Martin, who referred to 
him.self as a “religious technician.” 
concluded the program in a humor¬ 
ous vein that left listeners vowing 
they would attend church regularly. 




































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



Nation's Doctors 
Come To Seminar 


Friday, 10 May. 1 957 — 


the c herry pickers picked up their trophies at the annual bowling 
banquet after winning the Men’s Handicap Bowling League. The trophies 1 
were presented by Earl Earhart, Secretary of the Metropolitan Open BowUng ' 
Association. Members of the team are (left to right) Morgan Rice, Jim Hicks, I 
team captain Don Rewalt, Harold Hcnsle, Vic Irving. At right is Mr. Earhart, 
and standing in the background CWO 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 
play. 

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 KnoUites 
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 Pi-esidlo, 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 Ii*ving 
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 
1500, 


Call things by their right names ... 
jlass of brandy and water! That is 
the current but not appropriate 
name; ask for a glass of liquid fire 

ind distilled damnation. 

—ROBERT HALL 


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 
game. 

.. Won Lost^ Pet. 

Special Services _ 1 0 1.000 

EST . 1 0 1.000 

Dental . 1 0 1.000 

Surgery . 1 0 1.000 

Residents . 0 1 .000 

Interns . 0 1 .000 

Ad Bldg. . 0 1 .000 

ALD . 0 1 .000 


Thinclads To Compete 
In 12ND Track Events 


Twenty-five thinclads from Oak 
Knoll will compete in the 12ND Track 
and F’ield Championship, to be held 
at Fremont High School on 15 May. 

The Class A and B events wall be 
run together this year and trophies 
will be awarded to those who place in 
the events. 


^hswmoA. 


mg. 


(Continued from Page 1) 
Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.; Dr. Abra¬ 
ham E. Rakoff, professor of OB-GYN. 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadel- i 
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. j 

Local doctors participating are 
Harry S. Kaplan, director and profes- I 
sor. Department of Radiology, Stan- 1 
ford University School of Medicine; j 
Daniel G. Morton, professor of OB i 
and GYN, U.C.L.A.; and Philip H. ■ 
Arnot, clinical professor of OB and 
GYN; Gilbert S. Gordon, chief of 
the endocrine clinic; Einest 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 Ho.spital, 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. Ai’my Hospital, 
Fort Benning Ga.; and COL E. A. 
Zimmerman, Chief. OB-GYN Ser¬ 
vice. Letterman Army Ho^ital, San 
FYancisco. 

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. n. 
ceived a Letter of Commendatioi^ 
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 grreat. 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. 


m 





George A. Wynn, HIVI2. before leav- b| 
ing Oak Knoll as a civilian, was pre-I “ 
sented a Letter of Commendation byj j. 
Admiral Owsley for his services as i 
senior corpsman in the IVlain Oper* { > 
ating Room. ‘‘You have performeflj- i; 
your duties in an exemplary manner,!! 
Your unfailing devotion to duly andij 
your willingness to work many houis*r^ 
on your ovm time have permitted thCi 
satisfactory and safe accomplish«i^ 
ment of the missions in the operat*’^'*^ 
ing room/* the CO’s letter said. 


Sunday, 12 May 

AHANDON SHIP Tyrone Power. Mai 
Zcttcrinjf, As captain of a crippled ship. 
Power mnsl decide who will survive or 
perish. Miss Zcltcring will sur\'ivc. 

Monday, 13 May 

REBEL, WITHOUT A CAUSE—An abso- 
luLe must for all fans of the deceased James 
Dean. The story of hot-rods, problem chil¬ 
dren and parents. 

Tuesday. 14 May 

THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT — Jayne 
Mansfield, Tom Ewell. Ewell, a master 
comedian, should make this one worth scc- 


Wednesday, 15 May 

23 PACES TO BAKER STREET — Van 
Johnson, \’era Miles, A blind novelist 
solves a crime after overhearing the plot in 
a piih. The showdown is a thriller, 
Thursday, 16 May 

'rilE BURGI..AR Ja>'iic Mansfield minus 
Tom Ewell. A steal for a dime. 

Friday, 17 May 

DRAGON WELL MASSACRE — Berry 
Sullivan, Mona Freeman. Oak Knoirs 
weekly western. Lots of gun play, horse 
riding and poor acting. 

Saturday, 18 May 

SANTIAGO -Alan Ladd, Rossnno Podcsta. 
Mr. Ladd is the toughest little cowboy in 
the United States or Mexico. 


ALD Climbs Into First 
In Men's Bowling Loop 


The Artificial Limb Dept. climbe<3 
into first place in the Men’s Handicap 
Bowling League by sweeping three 
games fVom the Rambling Amps, as 
the third week of play was completed. 

Jerry O’NelU’s 200-511 series gave 
the All-Stars three victories over the 
5-Plns, 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-Balls. 3-6; Kapers, 3-6; 
and the Rambling Amps, 2-7. 



CPL. Roy J. Roy. USMC received* 
Letter of Appreciation from ,-\dnil 
Owsley for “the fine job you 
done while convalescing as a patient 
in manning the sentry station at the 
Main Gate of this hospital. Your per¬ 
sonal sacrifiee, unselfish devotion to 
duty and military smartness are rec 
ognized and appreciated.’’ 





















































Vol. 19. No. 11 



RADM E. N. Parker, VSN 


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. 
liirHe is to relieve MAJGEN Alvin R. 

Luedecke. USAF, on 10 June. 

- The 52-year-old officer is the sec- 
ifond 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 KnoU patient) 
now serving as president of the Naval 
Examining and Physical Disability 
Appeal Boaid 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- 
hetic 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 

Relations In the Plans and Policy 
olvlsion. 

About his new job Admii’al Parker 
could say little, except that it is a 
^ Continued on Page 3) 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA Friday, 25 May. 1957 


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 Satuiday, 15 June. 

The Celebration will include an all¬ 
day picnic at the hospital’s basebal 
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 
are being made to open Ward 80A 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, Chainnan, 
Carl Stephenson, HMl, Harold Hens- 
le, HMl. D. M. Gilbert. HM3. Chris 
Eckl, JOSN. and Dave Alba, HM2, 
who will do the art work. 


Waves^ Anniversary 
To be Held in Boston 

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¬ 
union. 

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 
futuj'e 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. 


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. 





Admiral Owsley was on hand to help CDR Myrtle M. Warner, Chief of 
the Nursing Service, cut the Nurses’ 49th Birthday cake. Looking on are - 
LTJG Annette Byk, LCDR Roberta Ohrman, and at right, Mrs. Fitz-John 
Weddell, Jr., wife of the Executive Officer. Hospital staff members and 
guests attended the informal tea in the living room of the Nurses’ Quarters. 


Civilian Employees Receive Cash 
For Performances, Suggestions 


Fourteen civihan employees were 
recently presented cash awards by 
Admiral Ow'sley 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, Heni'y Moser, Ralph Dilbeck 
and John Johnson, all of Mainten- i 


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. 



Receivingcashawardsforoutstanding work were (front 4^ • w*. 

Helen Zlibin. Catherine Bickerton. and IVUnnie Jack; (second row) wfuer 

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Paqe Two 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 25 May. 1 957 


The 09Mh Kjeai 

LJ. S, Naval Hoapltal, Oakland, California. 


On-»ley, MC, USN, Coromandinif Officer. 

Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

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

Editor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSN. 

Sports : L r \ynyland Bennett. MC. USN, and I.TJG Anne Tierney, NC. USN. 
Editorial Adviser; Dorothy Thompson. 

Photodraphers: Stanley Smith, HMC, John M. Simms. HMC. 

Contributors of the 'W'eek: The American Red Cross, Mrs, Emma Bcrifcr, Librarian, 


The Oak Leal is a semimonthly publication produced eommcrcially ol no cost to the Govern- 
..TU *?" 'o. NAVEXOS P.3S, Rev, July. 19.S3. 

Ihe 0« Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material nppearinif in this publication may not be 
_ reprinted without the written permission ol Armed Forces Press Service. 

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


Vol. 19 

Friday. 25 May, 1957 

No. 11 


-h + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 


As we go through life, each individual must answer for himself the ba.sic 
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 him.self. 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. Pishbein, 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. 

ETGHT 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: HoiTor 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 people. It could happen to you. 


Btittnr ^rniirrs 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 
SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bible Study, Tue-sdays, 1215-1245, 
Bldg, 133 

CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
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 
W’cdncsd.ny 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 



Pictured above with their instructors are the corpsmen and one corpswave 
who recently graduated from the Neuropsychiatric Technicians School, after 
ccmpleting a 16-week course. They are (front row, left to right) Lairy a. 
Starling. HN; Fred C. Ilelde, HN; Robert J. Herz, HN; Eugene J. Mendei, 
HN; (second row) David C. Hiklan, HN; Ricardo Maggi, HN,:the gradua¬ 
tion speaker; CAPT. E. Roudebush, Chief, Neuropsychiatric Service; LT 
Georgia A. Jones, instructor; CAPT R. R. Deen; Mary Grant, HN; Doiiald 
J. Holland, HM3, class honorman; (third row) James V. Jarvis. HN; Wil- 
Ham P. Easley. HN; Simon Sanders, HN; Robert L, Cox, HM3; Charles V i 
Hodges. HM3; Kenneth R. Shane, H1VI3; Robert C. Brower. H1VI3; Edwin J • 
Wyatt. HM3; Harvey G. Clark, HN; Gerald C. Larson. HM3. 



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¬ 
titled ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S DOC¬ 
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 H 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 
Harbor. 

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 Dor^ 
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¬ 
tion of MODERN JAPANESE LIT¬ 
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 WIPE and HAN’S 
CRIME rank among the best In anj’ 
language. 


Red Cross Changes ’ 
Weekly Movie List 

^Jrhids to Sgt. James K. Owens. ’ 
USMC, whose diligent help and in- < 
terest in our movie program ha: . 
ifiade it possible for Red Cross movlet i 
to continue as smoothly as they have ^ 
throughout the hospital w'ards. | 
Because many problems have come i 
up. the Red Ooss has had to re-^ 
schedule the entire w’eekly movle| 
program, and three patients hav»| 
volunteered to be projectionist!^ 
Showing movies on the General Med3| 
ical wards will be Patrick .A. Lorey,. , 
CSS, USN, Pfe William W'est, USMC, 
will be the projectionist for the Or-l 
thopedic section, and Sgt. Owens fori 
the Surgical section. *! 

Over a period of years, the Stanc • 
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 Pran- 
ci'-co, 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, 
HM2, USN, the club has become a 
very active organization for patients 
and staff. If anyone is interested in 
starting a stamp collection, they may 
contact him on 75B. Extension 529. 
or call the Red Cross Office, Exten¬ 
sion 577. 

New CivPers Assistant 
To Report Here MoneJay 

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. ^ 

^ i 

Pay Schedule I' 

Friday, .^I M.i>—Officers niid 

pen>onnrl, . 

Wednesday, 5 June—All paticiU*enh>tcd 
sonnel J 

Monday. 17 Jum— Officers nnd 
personnel. 

Thurwlay, 20 Juik—A ll patient cnli-Nieii 
sound. 

























































25 Moy. 1957, 

SojdtJtleJbjuJtt 


OAK LEAF 


Page Throe 


mother NATURE’S warm days 
' , iTi'iny types of animals out of 

htoiruon, a^d the latest creature 
.A^rpear Is the male softball player, 

, „or«mpetmg In the hospitnfs In- 
l iramural league. These crectuies ar 
^^^grapplin 0 .to win the big one in 

’ the hotly contested league. 
i me resemblances to good softball 
' rverrin the loop, but most of the 
Lint is hidden by age, rolls of fat, 
“Tawtul conditioning. Despite the 

' nLslcal limitations, the players seem 
„ be enjoying themselves, and the 
action, though ragged at times, ^ tun 

• Swatch. Chief -Showboat” McClurg 
r adding a touch of color to the 

.qgue with his booming calls and is 
^;awing the usual hoots sufTered by 
all umpires. The keenness of his sight 
ha.s been questioned on more than 
.ne occasion. The only team resem- 
ling the pros (not in ability) is the 
tpecial Services nine, whose players 
-e awarded a pair of spikes for serv- 
• rendered. No Investigation has 
.•n started to see if they are playing 
tor business or pleasure. 

H HETHER OAK KSOLL is doittg 

county school ' system a favor by 
I. supplyifti doctor in the house at 

* mathtee circus performances or vice 
versa is the question. Drs. Rotter. Rap- 
paport, Carlton, Stumma, Oerber, and 
Davis have served in this capacity dur- 
i,ig the week., and (at the County Su- 
perinf^dent’s invitation) took along a 
total of five wives and 20 children! 

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS; Crowds 
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 pmints 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 
‘Mi.ss 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- 
i| site in the hanging fern on the OOD’s 
’ front porch. , . . LTJG Margaret 
03rien sewing on LT’s stripes. . . . 
Single staff officers considering their 
'■ Invitation to the Bachelors and 
Bachebrettes’ party at Letterman 
Officers’ Club on 7 June.... 18 mem¬ 
bers of NR Compo.site Unit 1225 from 
Walnut Creek viewing the artificial 
kidney, ALD, and other points of in- 
' terest 'Tuesday night, with Captain 
Weddell as their guide. . . . 

i Errr le-known fa ers a bout 

^ ell. known FOLK; Captain 

Junilla spends his free week ends pros¬ 
pecting /(»• chromite in the mountains 
of San Benito county and has staked 
out several claims where the ore assays 
out at Sl40 a ton. Chrome, “"elusive 
teas the challenge that drove the 
• odiology chief to prospecting after he 
>ow the Division of Mines exhibit at 
an Francisco’s Ferry Building shortly 
ofter he came to Oak Knoll. 

SIX STAFF NURSES were recent¬ 
ly prisoners for a day. Through ar- 
jangements made by the CO and his 
, VADM M. D. Willcutts, MC, 


Amputee Aidmiral Says 
He Isn't Handicapped 


(Continued from Page 1) 
“classified project in the field of 
atomic weapons” and that he will re¬ 
port to the chiefs of the Army, Navy, 
and Air Force and the Secretary of 
Defense. 

"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 
1 w'hat 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 i 
II. Commanding Officer of the cruiser | 
NEWPORT NEWS, and Chief of 
Staff to the Commander of the Sixth 
Fleet in the Mediterranean. From i 
1952 to 1954 he was Navy Deputy for 
the Armed Forces Special Weapons 
Project to which he is now reporting 
as chief. 



LCDR R. L. Davis and CDR R. M. H.«d. head «f the Thoradc 

Surgery Branch, are ehecking the Cardiac Clinics new monitoring ^ip 
ment before an operation. The instrument, lightly referred to ^ 

ship control station,” records the patient’s Wood pressure and heart 
and measures the oxygen eontent of the blood, while the oc ors p 
a cardiac catheterization. 


"Well Done" to OB-GYN 
Seminar Participants 

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- 
r cent Armed Forces OB-GYN Sem¬ 
inar. 

Because of the careful thought and 
hard work that went into the pro- 
gi'am. Oak Knoll was a most success¬ 
ful host at an extremely worth-while 
meeting. 



Knoll Corpsmen UrqecJ 
To Use Barber Shop 

Hospital corpsmen are urged to 
patronize the Navy Exchange Barber 
Shop located in the Navy Exchange 
Building. 

'The shop is open daily from 0830 to 
1630 and on Saturdays from 0830 to 
noon. Haircuts are 75 cents. 


USN, retired and serving as medical 
director at San Quentin, LT’s Isabel 
Myers, Martha Hallman. Addie Kal¬ 
ian, 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. 

OAKNOLLUMNI: CART Edward 
T. Knowles, former Dependents Service 
Chief, recently stopped off to visit 
friends here while en route from Brem¬ 
erton to his new post as CO of USNH, 
Yokosuka, 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 Kfi oz. son of LT George A. Bren¬ 
nan and wife Vivian ... on 13 May 
for Kevin John Colbert, 6 lb. 13*2 oz. 
boy for John A. Colbert, HM2 of 
X-ray, and wife Velora. 


1 

Members of Oak KnoU’s Cardiac CUnic prepare a patient for a cardiac 
catheterization as CDR R. M. Hood, head of the cUnic, observes. They are 
(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 

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-t 3 rpe 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 operatinnR 
the clinic also finds time to run tests 
for allergies. 


F^fty thousand dollars worth of 
new equipment in the Cardiac Clinic. 
Ward 63B, has increased Oak Knoll’s 
efficiency in its unending war against 
disease. 

'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, 
HM3. 

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 


Harvey Cushing Socie-(y 
Selects CDR Gale Clark 

CDR Gale Clark has been notified 
that he was elected into membership 
in the Harvey Cushing Society at 
meetings held in Detroit last month. 













































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



THE RETl^RN 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. OfTicially known as the “Jungle Boys/’ 
they are (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. I 


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 
games. 

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. Jeny Detwiler scored 
Oak Knoll’s only run and got one of 
the three hits in the one-sided de¬ 
feat. 

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 


fi/UWJUUVA, 

Sunday, 26 May 

FASTI* ST GI N AI.lVF - (ilenn Ford, 
jeaniif ( rain. excrlU^nt !>y the Mo 

lion Fictiif't* Ilrrald. S^> who their 

Dwn product** ^ 

Monday, 27 May 

at (A NPOINT Fred MacMiirray. D‘»r 
othy Malone. It nms for Hi minute??. 

Tuerday, 28 May 

JOK lU TTFKFLV Marlon IJramlo, Audio 
Murphy. Ilrando i*^ always worth watcli 
ing. 

Wednesday, 29 May 

I KI KNDIA PKkSUASION (;ary Coop 
er and Dorothv McGuire nuuir thi< one 
of thv host movies in I956-S7. 

Thursday, 30 May 

( AIA PSO JOE- Herb Jeffries '? 

Friday, 31 May 

TIIF S\N AN A very charming love •?lory. 
i^race Kelly was never more heaiiliful, and 
Alec Guinne*is always <loes a g'M»d job of 
acting 

Saturday, I June 

HAD DAY AT HDACK ROCK -- Spencer 
Tnuy arrives in a ^inall \vr*»lcrn town 
wiioj^e inhaintarits are guiltv of very pfK>r 
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: 

A Radannaii. Fire < ontrol Tech 
nician, Eluttronic** Technician. Radioman, 
Machinist's Mate, Hoilerman, Electrician’s 
Male, I C. Electrician. Aviation Kleclronics 
Technician, Aviation Guided Missileman, 
Aviation hire ('ontrol Technician. Air Con- 
rrolman an<l Aviation Electrician**^ Mate. 

Class U Aviation .Machinist’s Mate, Avia- 
tic»n Structural Mechanic, Aviation Electron* 
*cs Technician, Hoilerman, Electrician's 
.Mate, Electr<»nics Technician. Fire ("ontrol 
Technician, I C. FUecl rici.in, Radarman, 
Radioman. Photographer, Trademan. Air 
('ontrolmaii. Aviation Electrician's Mate and 
Xerographer's Mate. 

Class C Air C»»nditioiiing and Refrigcra 
»ion. ('ompressed (»a>cs. Teletype Mainten¬ 
ance, Hasic Electricity and F^lectrcmics, Ha- 
ic Engines, Liuuid O.xygen, Camera Repair, 
uid Aviation Fire ('ontrol 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. Puther- 
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. 


Friday. 25 May. 1957 


4-Splits Holding 
One Game Lead 
In Men's Bowling 


The 4-Spllts 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 i 
by Doc Bennett and a 206 game by 
Helen Kuziara. who also had a 455 l 
series. The Kool Kats and the Vaga- i 
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 
4-Splits. 



A Letter of Commendation was 
presented to Eddie J, Kendricks. 
HM3, for his services as assistant to 
the chaplains. “Your work in this 
capacity has been outstanding In 
every respect, and your initiative and 
Hilling cooperation have been of ln-( 
valuable aid to the chaplains ir 
carrying out a well-integrated pro¬ 
gram. In addition to your routio-’ 
duties, you have gone far beyond the, 
call of duty in assisting volunteer 
workers in the Navy Relief office.' 
the CO’s letter said. 


lOsdcDJfUL & 

J'OMWfdL 



ENS Frank I- Rolnnsoii, S(^, L'SN. from 
the rSS WINDHAM HAY wa. the .)nl> 
<»i(ici*r to report for dutv 

EiiliNtc?<! personnel reporting tor duly : Wil¬ 
liam S Miller, II Ml, !n>m I SS ENHANCE 
(MSO-437). John C Welter Jr., HN, 
Thomas F Xeikirk. HN; Franklin P. Me 
Lean, HN; Lawrence W'eb^ifcr, HN; Henry 
CItrk, HN, trcrald E. (iraham, HN. John 
Fosco, HN; Preston R, Hankhcsid, HX, 
Domingo Sala/ar. H ; W illiam E Pillow, 
HN; Jerry A. Keeler, HN; Charles (J. Ncs 
ter. II.N , John (». Ferial. HN LeGrand 


Robert J. Harmon, HM3, received^ 
a Letter of Commendation for h) • 
services as Chaplain's Assistant. “Bj 
your willingness to perform the many '** 
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 


Hoyettc. HN ; ( Ivdc B. Sfipr, HN, all imm for Divine Services, are deeply ap- i 

H( S, (»rcai Laiicn, HI., Ha**il ( <»pcland. voiir porrept manner 

UMi. from the USS EM)rRAN( E ( MSo prec‘avea and >our correci manner 

4.i>); .Milner U Leach, lIM.L from N .v in the line of duty is especially note- 

worthy," the letter said. 

inii, HN, from IKS, Hainhndfjc.Md. 

Officers <U tachc<l : I T George W O Hricn. j 
MG, rSNR, to inactive dutv ; LT W illiam 
S. Kiyavu. M( , ("SNR. to ^^S\lL Yoko* , 

Ilka, Japan; LTJti Ehraheth .\. Ballard, j 
N( . I'SNR, to rSNH. (fuam. [ 

Enlistcfl personnel dt*tachc<l ; .Nonii.’in A 
Haiiihhn, HMl. to XavSre. .MAAG, Sai- , 
sron, V'lctnam; ( rcil E F.vatt, HMl, to i 
Fell St., San iTancisco: Gtmes E. W ehh. ! 

HX, (o ("SS GEN WILLIAM MITCH-| 

ELL (TAP n-D, Seattle. Wa^h Ralph E , 
lohnson. 1 1 .M3 ; Kteran R .Mooiicx , H M .1; 


Olto Holliman Jr.. HM3; Charles D Hora, 
HM3; Etidic I Kendrick**, HM3 Don U 
KinK, HM3; Hilly I.. M.artin. HM3; James 
F: Midkiff, HM.i. Richartl H PilkinRion. 
11 M3, all to GG. Third MaiDiv 

Roheri L. Hirsfckrr, HM( , to GSNRT( - 
Alameda; Jciome O Tichenof, H M , P lul 
D Thnn'kinorton. H M 3, holh to G(i, F 
I* «c; William T. Slavin, H\1.3 lo ( SS 

kennf:th whiting (AV 14 ), whidhv 

Island. W'ash. . Sherman D X'ausbn. H.MG 
Robert J ILirmtin, HM3: James F W'heel 
er. 11 M3, all to ('(L FirM MarAircniH W inff; 
Gharles S Girantham Ir.. 11.M3, to I’SS 
GE(3R(;E ( LYMER (APA 27) ; Stiirnt L. 
Cannon. HN; Robert 1 M.iwhinnev. HN 
btith to GSN.S, San F'raiicisco Gene A 
Ghaoman, HN; Tames Mefirew, HN. both 
to GSNAF, Monterey, Joseph D. Gillespie 
Ir., HN, to NavMai?. Port Chicago; 

Harold Hiinimingbird, HN. (»eorge K 
I’harcs. HN Carrol H Sanders, HN: Alton 
H Staten Jr., H.N. all to GS RadL.ib. GSNS. 
San Francisco; Hobbv (» WatkinB, HN , 
F.ugene .Morris, HN, both to NAS. Alamnla. 



X haven’t been abroad In so long 
that I almost speak English without 
an accent. —BEINCHLEY 


Joe V. Shehan. HM3. received 
Letter of Commendation from the' 
CO for “Autstonding work during the I 
eleven months you have been as¬ 
signed to the EENT Department. In 
the performance of your duties you ‘ 
liave shown unusual Initiative, lead- ' 
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." 


































first of THt “E" PENNANTS to be awarded to the best ward on each inspection route were presented 
last week by the Executive Officer to Paul V. Weiske, HN, of Ward 76B; Robert Norby, HN, Ward 66A; Don 
RhoacK DT3‘, Building 35G; Mary Grant. HN, Ward 56; James Serett, HM3, Ward 51A; and William G. Gross, | 
HMo, Ward 70B, Tiie new' awards will be a regular follow-up of Friday morning inspections and of Tuesday j 
•norning quarters inspections. Given only if the best ward is actually outstanding, the “E" will hang in a con- ; 
spicuous place until after the next inspection, when it may be retained or won by a rival ward. Mary Grant j 
substituted for Gordon Lockwood, HM3, senior corpsman on 56; and Robert Norby for Harold Borders, HN, 
senior corpsman on 66A, since both were on leave at the time the picture was taken. 


Foreign Rehab Leaders Visit PRL 


'Hilltoppers Take 
Class B Track 
Championship 

The llilltopper 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 ciiampionship meet this year 
. was a combined Class A and B Corn- 


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, 
mecJical 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 
Phy,sical 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 
dance. 

Members of the Hospital Corps at 
Oak Knoll traditionally act as hosts 
^or the annual birthday celebration 
in this area, and as many as a thou¬ 
sand persons have attended in the 
past. 

The committee on arrangements 
includes John M. Simms, HMC, 
chairman: W. W. Murphy. HMC, 
Carl Stephenson, HMl, Harold Hen- 
sle, HMl, D. M. Gilbert. HM3, Chris 
Eckl, JOSN, and Dave Alba, HM2. 


Baseball Today 

Mare Island Naval Shipyard 
vs. 

Oak Knoll 

1500 Everybody Come! 


,mand performance, which definitely 
sliiTened the competition for a small 
station such as Oak Knoll. 

Pinal tabulation of points for the 
A & B meet put NAS. Moffett Field 
Iway out in front with 113 points; 
NAS Alameda in second place with 
55% points; Treasure Isle, third with 
18 points; and Oak Knoll fourth with 
12% 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 
Wnner in last year’s duel, who came 
in third in the 120 high hurdles and 
fisted the 880iyard relay team to a 
inird place; and Cecil Bledsoe who 
Was Involved in a three-way tie for 
^cond place. On the relay team with 
Baker were Charley Beal. Jimmy 
Mauldin, and Dick Owens. 


CDR Millard Retires on 30-to New Bowling Alley 



CDR Matthew J. Millard, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer for the hos- 
rital 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; civiUans 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 
(Continued on Page 3 ) 





























Page Two 


OAK LEAF 


The OgBk TeiBi 

U. S, Naval Hotpilal, Oakland, Caliiornia. 

RADM J. O. OwtUy. MC. L'SN, Commandinit Officer. 

CAPT FilZ'Jobn Weddell, Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

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

Editor; Christopher E. EckI, JOSN. 

Sports: Robert Bristol, 11 M2; Lt. Waylond Bennett, MC, USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photographers: Stanle> Smith. UNIC, John M. Simms. IIMC, Carl Stevenson, MMI, 
Contributors ol the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emms BerKcr, Librarian. 

"The Oak Leal" is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern¬ 
ment and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-3S, Rev. July, 195.3. 

“The Oak Leal" receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press' Service (AFPS) material appearinit In this publication may not be 
reprinted without the written permission ol Armed Forces Press Service. 

Contributions from both staff and patients ore welcomed and should he addressed to The Editor I 
of “The Oak Leal.” U. S, Naval Mospital, Oakland H, California. 


Vol. 19 

Friday, 7 June, 1957 

No. 12 


-h + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 


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. j 

Before we can discuss the honor of a person in the service we must realize j 
than an honorable serviceman must first be an honorable man and an ; 
honorable American. He can hardly be one of the.se 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 i 
to do what is right. He keep® 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 commxmity 
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 i 
Catholic Chaplain j 


OJidcomsL & J<aMwsiL 


rcjMTrtinK for 


NC. I SNK 


iluty : 

ENS 


How man. 
Al.inu-iLi, 
fn^m 2n(l 


Officer perMUinrl 
I TJ<; Helen A. Sokol. 

Elona .1. M*. rsNK. from USKH. 

St. Albans. N.V.; I.( Helen K Fannaii, 
N< . I'SN. from rSNH, IMiiladclpbia. Pa.; 
LTJ(» Norinc J. Muble. NC. CSNK. from 
Naval Mnlical Cnil. Tripler Army Hospital. 
Hawaii. 

Fnlistcfl personnel reporting for duty 
Janies Krv, HM3; John Poss. HN. from 
I'SNH. llremerton. Wasliington: Bobby 
HM3, fn>m Naval Air Station, 
Calif.; Jamo Cianclall. H\n, 
Mar. Div., C amp Lejeune, N.C. ; 
Donald C.reenslit. HM3, from Naval Dis- 
pensarv, Treasure DIand, C'alif. ; Bevrriy 
Maidsen. 11X( \V ) ; Carol \N ilson, 11N (\V), 
from lies. llairibridKc, Md. ; Benjamin 
Strirkln, HMl. from NT( , Bainbridgc. Md. 

C)f ficers dttached : C 11 M E DSE R \\ R NT 
Albert Bauer. CSX. Naval ShipyaTird. V.d- 
leio. Calif.. lA DR R H Waitien. MC. 
I'SN, to NMKC No. 2, T.aipci. Taiwan; 
LT Pauline Kuen/i. NC. CSN, to C^nivcr-ity 
of Minnesota; I.T Alice .Mundiy. NC', CS.N. 
to USNH. (.iiam: I.TJC^i Lclab Spencer. 
N('. C^SNR. to NAD. Hawthorne. Nev., 
LT Nancy l.conarci, NC , CSNR ; LT JD 
Irene J. Teimcr, NC'. CSNR, to MAACt, 
Taiwan. LT Ih>rothy Pttwers. 
l^SN. to ILSNII, Bainbridge, Md.; LFJfi 


Dorothy M. .Myers, \C, I'SNR, to inactive 
duty; C^DR M. J. Millard, MSC'. CSN; .and 
IA'I)R Lina Steams. NC, CSN. to retire 
ment. 

Enli.sted personnel detached : David Ad¬ 
dison. HN\ to Naval Air Facility, Monterey, 
Calif.; I.orin Waxman, HN, to Naval Air 
Station Moffett Fichl. Calif.; Jackson I^ewis, 
HM3; C'harles Wilkinson. HN, David .Nuni* 
rich, HN. Cliff Reid. HM3, Richard (Tweiis. 
HM3, Jame-s \<irl. HM3. Richard Kre^s, 
H.M.L all to CCT. 3rd Mar. Div. FMF; C am 
pagita Salvatore, HN, and Robert Brower. 
HM3, to USNH. San Diego, C'alif. ; Johu 
Scott. HML and James Shiver. HN to C'CT. 
Isi .Mar. i^iv. FNIF; Harold Veary. I! M3, 
to C'Ci. First Marine Brigaih*; Joe V She- 
ban, HM3, to CS.S SHANC;RI LA 
(C'VA38), Paul Cavaiani. HMC. to USS 
THEODORE CHANDLER (DD717) : 
Fred C\ Hridc. HM3; Douaild Holland, 
IIM3. to I'SNH, Bremerton. Wa,sh.; Wil 
Ian Easley, HN, (»erald C Ivarsen, HML 
to OSMl. C'.renl Uikes. III. 


The Hospital Corps Is unique in 
that it is composed entirely of enlist¬ 
ed and ex-enlisted men. 


r 

I 


liutnp ^pnttrpH 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 
SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Communion 1030 on First Sunff.ny 
of Each .Month 

Bible Study. Tucsd.iys, 121S-12-IS, 
Bldg. 1.13 

CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
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 
Wednesday 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 


Friday. 7 June, 1957 JCJI 




Since the story comes from no les* 
a source than the Saturday Review 
I take the liberty of repeating it here! 
Robert Eliot Pitch, the eminent pro- 
fessor of ChrLstian Ethics, met 
friend on the golf course one morn¬ 
ing. who remarked. “You know, doc¬ 
tor. after I read your book on food 
poisoning I couldn’t eat properly for 
w'eeks; and sines I read 
on Insomnia, 


your book 
I haven’t been able td 
sleep a wink. Tell me. doctor, what 
are you writing now?" ^The title of 
Robert Fetch’s new work Is THg 
DECLINE AND PALL OF SEX. a. 
slender, but wise and witty book In 
which he illustrates, with such varied 
examples as Hemingway. Elvis Pres¬ 
ley and Doctor Kinsey, that it waj 
only the mystery of sex that made 
it interesting, while contemporary 
frankness- has reduced it to mert 
biology. 


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¬ 
visor. 

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¬ 
mand." 

"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. 

Mrs. 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 pef 
soner. and when the man is a doctor i 
and a gambling man to boot, they * 
dote on him. More than one hundred • 
years ago, William Palmer waa ^ 
hanged as a poisoner—although m 
poison was found in his victim’s body i 
That he went to the gallowrs. quietly l 
and with dignity, so enraged the • 
crowd of more than 30,000 that they ' 
shouted "Cheat Twister ’’ to the maa ' ‘ 
they had come to see kicking at the 
end of the rope In THEY HANGFM^ 
MY SAINTLY BILLY Robert 
Graves, poet, and novelist has drawn , 
a wonderful picture of early Victor¬ 
ian life, worthy of a Dickens or a 
Cruikshank . • 

No day in the whole history '•I . 
mankind, has so captured the imag. * 
nation of poets and writers as that ; 
most solemn day in the whole Chris¬ 
tian calendar Good Friday. In THE i 
DAY CHRIST DIED. Jim Bishc^ 
gives us sometimes a prose poem, . 
sometimes a careful explanation of a 
Jewish ritual, the preparation t/L 
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- 
I ning of the next day. and Christ’s 
, entombment. 

"Life of self, family and employees 
not safe; want protection immedi¬ 
ately.” With these ominous w’ords of • 
the Indian Agent Nathan Meeker, 
we begin the story of MASSACRE; 
THE TRAGEDY AT WHITE RIV¬ 
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 Ls the only 
single staff corps In military history 
to have received a commendation 
from the head of a department. The 
late James Forrestul. Secretary of 
Defense, commended the corps for its 
over-all performance of service above 
and beyond the call of duty in World 
War II. 


Swimming Lessons For 
S+aff 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 swlmmei-s. swimmers, ad¬ 
vanced swimmers, and senior life- 
savers, if enough sign up for eadi 
group to warrant giving the instnic- 
Uon- All are urged to enroll at tlie 
swimming pool at their earliest con¬ 
venience. 


































































prirlav. 7 June, 1957 


Page Thre€ 



olved. 


No more need for patients to be discouraged about their white things, 
sav these three patients on their first wash day at Oak Knoli. A box of Tide, 
a dash of White King, Ali, Rinso White, or Ivory Snow, plus a few nickels 
veil spent at the Patient’s Laundromat, and the washing problem is easily 

Washday Problems? 
Try the Laundromat 

A most welcome addition to hos¬ 
pital facilities was recently installed 
in the basement of Building 123—a 
laundromat especially for the use of 
patients. 

Gone ai*e 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. 


ft' CDR Stearns Retires; 

']\\ Travel, Study 

LCDR Lina Stearns has retired 
from the Navy Nurse Corps after 20 
■ -Aj* -s' active duty, taking with her 
CO'S commendation for her out- 
* standing contributions as nursing 
supervisor on the Psychiatric Service 

nd many pleasant memories of her 
associations here. 

Mi^Stearns trained at Emergency 
Hospiwl, Washington, D.C., and had 
• postgraduate training in psychiatric 
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 
’ lychiatric 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. 


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. 





Admiral Owsley gave LCDR Lina Stearns his commendation and best 
s es for smooth sailing in civilian life when she retired on 27 May after 
years in the Navy Nurse Corps, Looking on is CAPT Robert R. Deen, one 
er many coworkers who turned out for the commendation ceremony. 


PEOPLE, PLACES. & THINGS: 
Dr, Tandy proudly displaying the 
handsome wall barometer (with en¬ 
graved Inscription) he received as 
a memento of hLs recent appear¬ 
ance on Doctors’ News Conference 
(KRON-TV). . . . HMC Russell 
Chamberlain and a very glamorous 
young redhead named Pamela com¬ 
ing out of the whale’s mouth at Fairy¬ 
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. 

LITTLE KNOWN TACTS ABOUT 
WELL-KNOWN FOLK: Art Smith, 
HN, of the OOD's Office dances with 
a line called the Gibson 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 ! 

OUT OF THE MAIL BAG: John 
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 
Navy." 

LIFE BEGAN on 20 .May for Thom¬ 
as David Kleh. S lb. 9 os. son for LT 
Thomas II, Kleh and wife Linda . . 
on 2S May for Heidi Louise Marks, 
cV lb. S os. daughter of LCDR Thomas 
S. Marks and wife Jean . . . on 27 May 
for Jennifer Ann, S lb. 9 os. daughter 
of LTJG Leonard F. Krause and wife 
Chloe . . , on I June for David Glen 
■\fchey, 7 lb. 10 os. son for Trank J. 
Mckey, HN, and wife Donna. 



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 w'hich 
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¬ 
parture. 

Dr, Preston “demonstrated out¬ 
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 
further stated. 

In addition to his professional ac¬ 
tivities. Dr, Preston was one of the 
founders of the hospital’s amateur 
radio station, K6SXP, after qualify¬ 
ing for his owm 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 Orthop)edic Surgery and is a Fel¬ 
low of the American Academy of Or¬ 
thopedic Surgeons. He and Mrs. 
Preston have two children, Margaret, 
3’is, and Susan, 6 months. 


CDR Huber Returning 
As Millar<d 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 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 MiUard became 
Administrative Officer, replacins 
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 




Anybody For Tennis? 
Softball? Swimming? 

The Twelfth Naval District Cham¬ 
pionships will be held at Oak Elnoll 
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, Ebct. 380. 


Richard II. IMIkington, HM3, re¬ 
ceived a I/etter of Commendation 
from Admiral Owsley for his out- 
.slanding 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 te.stlng, as well as being a 
competent assistant In eye surgery. 
On many occa-slons you have volun¬ 
teered to remain several hours over¬ 
time In order U> assi.st with heavy 

work loads,” the letter r«UI In part. 


Knoll Whipped 
By NAS Oakland 

In an encounter loaded with errors. 1 
Oak Knoll di'opped its first Class B I 
game 24 May to NAS. Oakland, scor- i 
Ing three runs on six hits while NAS 
piled up ten runs on seven hits. The 
losing pitcher was Ed Placentlne. 

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 aw’arded 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 
Monday. 

The losing pitcher was Jerry Det- 
weiller. Hitting for Oak Knoll in the 
clutch were Bobby Cox and Tom 
Crumbley. 

Alameda is due back for the sched¬ 
uled league game on the 12th of June. 


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. 



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 
team. 


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- i 
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 
corpsmen. 

Bob Weeskl was the winning pitch¬ 
er who held the visitors to three hits. 


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 
follows; 

Team Won Lost Pot. 

Dental 5 0 1.000 

Surgery 4 1 .800 

E.S.T. 4 2 .750 

A.L.D 2 2 .500 

Special Services 2 3 .400 

Ad. Building 2 3 .400 

Residents 1 4 .200 

Interns 0 5 .000 


. L' 


A Navy Hospital Corpsman Is 
A Mighty Splendid Thing! 

(Kcprinled hy request from the OAK Hi A I- for /.? June l9Sb) 

A Navy Hospital Corpsman Is a mighty splendid thing. Having Jomed 
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 
ous variety of pos-slbilltles. though all now lie within the boundaries of 
one of the Navy’s 28 hospitals, between the bulkheads of a Navy ship or 
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 knows 
how. for in addition to his weeks In corps school, he attends regular 
classes in nursing procedures after he Ls 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 i 
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 woulo ' 
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 '•}( 
patients. He is concerned with food and finance; does medical photc^- 
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'" 
assistant. 

The most versatile group in the Navy, the Medical Department’s lob¬ 
lolly boys have made good! 


4 Splits Lead Husband-Wife League 


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 
aftd Hicks). With a like maigin back 
in third place are the Double Enns 
(EInnises 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). 


A pink elephant Is a beast of bour¬ 
bon. 


fiASwisiWA, 

Tonight, 7 June 

(•KK.NT AMI;RIC.\.>5 PASTIME - Tom 
Ewell, Anne Er.nncis. 

Saturday, 8 June 

FOREIGN INTRIGUE Robert Mitchum. 
Genevieve Page. 

Sunday, 9 June 

(IARMENT Jl'NGLE — Lee J. Gobi), Val¬ 
erie French, Gia Scala. 

Monday, 10 June 

EVERYTHING RUT THE TRUTH — 
Maureen OTlar.i. Tim llovey. 

Tuesday, 11 June 

THREE RRA\ E MEN R.iy Mill.inJ, 
Ernest Rorgnlnc. 

Wednesday. 12 June 

THE GIRI. HE LKlh' REHINH Tab 
Hunter, Natalie \Voo<l. 

Thursday, 13 June 

THESE WILDER YEARS - James (^ag 
ne.v, B.-irbara Stan«,vck. W.ilter Pulgeon 

Friday, 14 June 

TAMMY AND THE RACHE1.0R—Deb¬ 
bie Reynolds, W.altcr Rrcnn.in. iveslic Niel¬ 
son. 

Saturday, IS June 

(‘t)N<;() CROSSING — Virginia Mayo, 
George Nadar. 


Individual leaders are: high aver 
age. Jerry OT4eill and Helen Kuziara ’ 
high series; Doc Bennett and Joann’ 
O’Neill; high game; Vic Irving am 
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 
209-503 series by Jim Hicks the D 
Jays lost two games to the Kool KaX 
as Helen Kuziara rolled a 425 seriet > 

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 Jeiry O’Neill hit a 508 seriei 
Joanne O’Neill a 451 and Dottie HiCk 
a 410 series. The Vagabonds and tlv 
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 Benrwt 
rolled a 218-515 series as the Doubh 
Elnns won two and tied one with tlv ! 
Falcons. Jerry O'Neill rolled a 204- 
549 series and wife Joanne a 481 
series os the D-Jays made it a cleat 
sweep from the Vagabonds. 



















































Intern Graduation Exercises 


Fleet Admiral Cheater W. Nimitz will freoept ^ 

and dental Interna are honored at graduation exercises and a i 


FYiday, 28 June, natients arc invited 

Officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel and h^p P oervices Build- 
to attend the program scheduled for nOO In the Community Services Buil^ 


Stumping the experts on WHAT’S IVIY LINE? would be no trick for 
V Jimmie Reed and “Scotty” Scott. Reed, left, whose official title is animal 
u,’ ' aretaker, and Scott, principal laboratory technician in charp of the Oak 
tvnoll “Mouse House,” not only breed, cull, wean, and sex mice; they also 
■paint them—all in the interest of research. 


..if 


Inside Building 132 


—A Story OF MICE AND MEN 

■ —for indentification and production 

record purposes. Each week sixty fe- 


■-1 


This is the story of mice and the 
men who raise them for Navy re- 
search. 

■|i Since 1948, the Bureau of Medicine 
il, and Surgery, through Navy Medical 
Research Unit 1, has maintained a 
colony of white mice at the Oak 

• Knoll “mouse house” in Building 132. 

! ‘i^he man in charge is Ed “Scotty” 

Bcotl, principal laboratory techni- 
{cian, who Interestingly enough, was a 
i hospital corpsman here during World 
War II and was transferred to 
li, NAMRU 1 specifically to learn this 
I* work. 

Responsible to LCDR Jack W. Mil- 
v lar, MC, USN, Commanding Officer 
ij. of NAMRU 1 on the U. C. Campus 
i and of the Navy Biological Labora 
' tory at Naval Supply Center, Oak- 
i 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 

• )for strength and reliability) averages 
'7500—enough to frighten all the 

ladies in a good-sized town. This in 
eludes breeding-stock (1500 females 
and 300 males). Each male shares 
f-. his cubicle with five females— 
j painted with a bright yellow solution 
I of picric acid and alcohol, one on the 
t left side, one on the right, one on 
both, one underneath, one not at al 


males go through the “paint shop”— 
and then to work. 

As soon as a female is found to be 
pregnant—“It’s as obvious as if she 
were wearing a smock”—says Scotty, 
she is isolated in an apartment of 
her own, complete with wall-to-wall 
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¬ 
tle with a pin-point opening through 
(Continued on Page 


2 ) 


Doctors Clark, Doolan 
On Program at AMA 

Two staff doctors recently re¬ 
turned from New York after partici¬ 
pating in the program of the recent 
American Medical Association Con¬ 
vention. 

CDR Gale Clark, Head of the Neu¬ 
rosurgery Branch, presented a paper 
on “Duty After Polyethylene Cranio¬ 
plasty.” 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¬ 
cine.” 

CAPT Milton Kurzrok. Head of 
the Pediatrics Branch, also attended. 


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 Admu- 
al Greaves wUl present certificates 
to the graduating interns, 

A reception at the Officers’ Club 
for the doctors and dentists, their 
famines and friends, will follow the 
I graduation exercLses. 

I 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. ElUngson, 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 recewe 
orders to the Naval School of Avia¬ 
tion, Pensacola, Fla. Drs. Ah-Tye, 
Reynolds, and Gaeckle wiU remain 
here for residency training in gen¬ 
eral surgery. Dr. EUingson for a resi¬ 
dency in orthopedic surgery; Dr. O’¬ 
Connor, anesthesiology; Dr. Powell, 
Internal medicine. Dr, Stahl, otolar¬ 
yngology, and Dr, Wallace, OB-GYN. 

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 
pital for residency in general sur¬ 
gery. Drs. Simpson and Ziegler will 
receive general duty assignments. 
Dr. Mumma will return to civilian 
life in Martinez, where he will have 
a residency in general practice at 
Contra Costa County Hospital. 

Dr. Lattner has orders to the 1st 
Marine Division, FMF, Camp Pen¬ 
dleton. and Dr. Mainous to the USS 
BOXER. 



SENIOR & JUNIOR HOSPITAL 
CORPSMEN shared cake-c u 11 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 
Edw'ard G. Dennis, 72, who enlisted 
in July 1908, retired in August 1947, 
and now lives in Oakland—and Roy 
,ee Sullivan, HN, 18, of Silsbee, Tex., 
who enlisted last September and ar¬ 
rived at Oak Knoll 14 June. 


I 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 
Cushing.” 


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, alphabetically- 
arranged Information on everything 
from bag room and bank to visiting 
hours and watch repairs. 
























Page Two 


Vhe 0ah M^eaf 



U. S. N«v«l Hotpital, Oakland, Calilornia. 


MC, USN. CoininiindinK Officer. 

MC. USN. Executive Officer. 

LCDR M^rrinon. MSC, USN, Adminitimtivc Officer, 

Editor: Chriitophcr E. Eckl, JOSN. 

HriMoI. HM2; LT Wayland Bcnneti. MC. USN: 

LTJG Anne Tierney, NC, USN. 

Editorial Adviter: Dorothy Thompson. 

Photofirapher*: Stonley Smith. HMC. John M. Simms, I IMG. Carl Stevenson IIMI. 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berber, Librarian. 


The Oak Leaf is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
MT-k NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

* U« Leaf’* receives Armed Forces Press Sei'vice matcriol. 

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

Contribution, from both .taff and patient, arc vrelcomed and .hould be addressed to The Editor 
ol The Oak Leaf,** U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, Colifornia, 


Vol. 19 


Friday, 21 June, 1957 


No. 13 


t + CHAPLAIN’S CORNER + + 


THE DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE 
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 spieclfic 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 ofl’er 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 wh«i 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- 
wide contest conducted by the Red Cross in celebration of Father’s Dav 
WilUam E. Gerrish, BTRl, retired, (wearing sailor hat) won the prize foi 
having the oldest child. He has a daughter 64! Father of the most was Carte» 
Bryant. MMIC, who has 19 children, the oldest 46. The young man in blues 
is Charles W. Parker, FN. USN, who collected a prize for being father . 
the youngest child. HLs son. Douglas Ray. was bom May 26. On hand t 
wi.sh the winners and other fathers m^ny 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 Iilgh speeds, but your ability won’t 
make much difference if your brakes fail or your steering mechanism Is 
faulty. 

Speeding is about as sensible as pointing a rifle at your head and pulling 
the trigger. Tne rifle may not be loaded, then again it may. 

—AFPS 


(x/idcomjL & J>aMwslL 


Officer personnel rciiorting for duly: 
LT Ann.'i G. llairt, NC. USN, from Ma« 
rinc Corps Supi>ly Depot, Barsiow, Calif, ; 
CHSUPf'LK VV-J Trueman E,. Field. US- 
.\K. from Naval Comm. Facility. Nav^' 
No. 830; LTJG Nancy A. Claycomb, NC, 
USNK, from USNII. Yokosuka, Japan; 
CDR Henry Santini, MC, USN, from in¬ 
active duly. 


Enlisted personnel reporting for duty: 
UN’s Albert C. Sprier. Boinc R. Fuller, 
Ronald Tusi, Richard Barnes, all from L^S- 
Nlf, San Diego. Cahf.: Bernice A. Rosin- 
ski from USNIf. Great Lakes. Ill.; Doug¬ 
las Duncan from USNIL Camp Pendle- 
ton, Calif.: Jerry McMicnacl, NAS, Ala¬ 
meda, Calif.; Milner U. lycach. HM3 from 
NAVMEDSCH, Bethesda, Md.; HiWs 
Robert Delia, Clyde Stipe, L/c Brand Boy¬ 
ette, all from UCS, Great Lakes, Ill.; 
.Marcy WJiiteshicld, Ida Young, Altoon 
Mangrove, all from DCS, Bainbridgc, 
Md.; Sam Isom. IIMl, from Udqrls. 
Comm.. Brooklyn, N.Y. ; Robert King. 
HM3. from NAVCO.MSTA, Adak, Alaska; 
Richard Johnson. DMi, from USNATTC, 
Norman, Okla. 


Ofliccv personnel dctaciicil; LTJG \\ alter 
nVlcS MSC, USN. to USS UON HO.M- 
[E RIcilARD (CVA-31) : CART John p. 
oliiid MC. USN. to Stanford Univ. 
:hool of Mctlicine^ (o’r DU I NS: LT Peggy 
^ lleitnhcrger. 

linncso.a (or Ul’INSi CAPT W.iync Han- 
n M( . USN, to USJCH. ClicLsea, M.tss.; 
T Alice l>.ivis. N( , US.N. 
ochcsicr, Rochester. N.Y., (or Dl INS, 
T R. \V, Schabel, DC, USN. to m.-iclivc 

ity. 


LCnlistcd per.sonnel detached; William 
O'Connor, H.M2, to U.S. Naval Mine Depot, 
YorLtown, Ya. ; James 1'. Smith, IIM2, to 
LrSNAS, Port Lyautcy, Morocco; John Tu- 
omala. lIMl, to N A\ MISTESTCEN. Pt. 
Mugu. Calif.; R.aymond Byers, DM2. to 
USNII, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Ralph 
Marker, I1M2, to I'SNM, Corona, Calii.; 
CIco Pulsifcr. D.MJ. to USS KENNETH 
WrifTING (AV-l-l); Glcnwood Sawyer. 
HMif, to NAV'DISP, San Francisco, Calif.; 
HN'.s Lucian Litclificid, Nellie Knauss. 
Thelma Penn, all to USNII, San Diego, 
Calif.; William Anderson, HMl, to MCAS, 
Beaufort, S.C, ; Delina Tyer, HMC, to L^S- 
Nll. Bainbridgc, Md. ; James Adkins, HM2, 
to USNAS. Jacksonville, Fla. ; Halley Bish- 
o]), MMl, to MCRD, Parris Island, N.C.; 
John J. Devine, IlMl; to Naval Gun Fac¬ 
tory^ Wash., D.C.; Wilbur Edsirom, HMl, 
to NAS, Pauxcnl River, Md., Elwyn Gamer, 
HM2, to U.S. Naval Shipyard, Marc Island, 
Calif.; James Gray, HMl, to L^SNAS, Ala¬ 
meda, C.'ilif,; Anthony Hclinski, HMC. to 
U.aS. Naval Barracks, Annai>olxs, Md.; 
Royce Hildchrand. MMl, to USS MID- 
WAV (CV.V-11); William Jackson. HMC. 
to llatron 2. NAS, Whidhey Island, Wash.; 
Garviin R. Keith. HM2. to MCRD, San 
Dicgt), Calif,; Elio (n) Mallaldi. HM2, to 
NTC. .San Diego, Calif. ; Billy Matheny. 
HM2, to USNII, Key West, I*la.; Arthur 
McDolc. II M2, to USNAAS. Milton. Fh.; 
William McGrath, HM2. to USS ALBANY 
(CA123); Evencio Sabas, IIM2, to COM- 
SUBCOMNELM, Naples, Italy; Willmm 
Scott, II Ml, to NAS, Corpu.s rhri.sti, Te.x- 
a«; John Sorkach, HM2, to Naval Shipyard, 
Portsmouth, V'a. ; 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 
thirsty. 

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 l.solated—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 
scratch. 

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 
around. 


* » 

Morning Coffee CaH|. 

In Red Cross Lounge a 


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 s 
open to patients every afterncoi.’ 
from 1300 to 1630 and open Monday. 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 
from 1830 to 2100. 


II 


We invite all ambulator}* patients 
to visit the lounge and the Craft • 
Shop, which is open daily except |1 
Saturday and Sunday from 1300 to 
1630. 


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 



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 duly and culled from 
the litter in less time than it takes; 
to say "Eeceeceeck!” 


began, more than 26 generations of 
mice have been bom and reared 
under his watchful eye. j 

"Monotonous? Well. someLimes." 
Scotty admits, "but knowing our 
work aids re.search in many fleldst 
and will eventually be a service t® 
humanity gives us a feeling our jol' 
is very worthwhile." 




























PaQ6 Thx^ 


ri^-" lune. 1957 

Another Citation 
For Captain Canty 
And Amputees 

Another eommehdntlon "In grate- 
f" predation tor your service In 
»Tot our physically handicapped 
'cUirens" has been added to 
[flpVThomas J. Canty’s collection 
one for the contribution he 
a members of his stall made at the 
“Jtrmeetlng of the President’s 
vittpp on Employment of the 
^^cally Handicapped at Mar- 
’ .aite University. Milwaukee. Wis. 

** Melvin J. Maas, chairman of the 
. cmmltlee. who signed the commer.- 
■ J-non for the pre.sident. wrote In his 

“‘^^Your "exhibit was outstanding, 
.mpresslve, and effective in telUrig 
Ihe story of the handicapped. It is 
^tlmated that over 5.000 persons 
iewed the exhibits, many of whom 
•ere employers, and we are certain 
hat many future employer decis- 
ns in favor of handicapped work- 
-king employment in the seven 


OAK LEAF 


ScuHtebidL 

son nE'VE SEEN EVERY- 
THIN(> DEPT.: A well-dressed civil¬ 
ian walked to the sundial in Gendreuu 
Circle the other niornint;. took out his 
watch, compared the two dials, pock¬ 
eted his watch, headed for the main 
gate — all very normal except — there 
was no sun. The gnomon wasn't even 

casting a shadow . . . 

SCENES FROM THE PASSAGE¬ 
WAY PARADE; Men. women, and 
children mopping their brows as the 
thermometer on the Ad Bldg piorch 
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 j 
honors . . . Crissie Nielson, daughter | 
H Margaret, collecting ribbons at 
^le West States can be attributed college horseshow . . . Cap- , 

' tain Weddell and son Paul returning 
from a Yosemite holiday . . . Loyd i 
Cothran, HM3, and William Lee. 



to the Exposition.” 
Participating in 


Oak Knoll is still one of the Navy’s 
l safest places to -k judging fr^ 


the Milwaukee 
’•v_bit and demonstration of arti- 
ucial limbs were Charles Asbelle. re- 
' habllitation specialist, and amputees 
Corbit Ray, Albert Wenger. Jack 
jj'fiates. and WUliam Smith. 

lOO^Hour Pins For 
Navy Relief Workers 

Navy Relief Awards and installa- I Richard Pilkington 

lion of new officers were the order of J^EAF — and to Pilkington 


LCDR Harold Noer transferring 
to USN . . . Marge Gwartney, HM3. 
of NAS, Alameda, back for a visit the 
hard way—with poison oak . . . 

A SOHIESKI BY ANY OTHER 
NAME WOULD LOOK AS HAND-s 
SOME. Nevertheless, our apologies to 
Frank D., HN, of the Cast Room, who 


Five new X-ray technicians "I" "”/",eTt*o^ighrslandV^ 

completing the year-long cour^ « ho IJSS KENNETH WHITING; R. L. 
C. T. Puloifer HM3 ^ ‘‘'^^^p^p,„dIeion; G. A. Sawyer. HM2. 

Byers. HM2. who will go to USNH, ^ „jy ,2 who will head 

transferred to 50 Fell Street Dispensary; H. D. „ Vorona CAPT 

for Saipan; R. J. Marker. HM2. who has orders to USNH. Corona^ i -a 

B. O. Junilla, Chief of the Radiology Service, heads t e sc oo ^ g ^n 
Kellner HMl(ss). and F. L. Poles. HMl. 

leave when the diplomas were presente d by the Commandi g __ 

Hospital Receives two SecNav Safety 
Awards—lndustrial, Motor Vehicle 

this award indicates that all em¬ 
ployees at your activity have a con¬ 
tinuing interest in safety and are 
keenly aw'are of the importance of 
accident prevention.” Secretary 
Gates wrote. 


I awards received this week from Sec¬ 
retary of the Navy Thomas S. Gates, 
Jr. 

The SecNav’s Award for Achieve¬ 
ment in Industrial Safety is the sixth 
such award the hospital has re- 
I ceived. but this is the first time the 
I Transportation Department has 


the day when the Officers’ Wives’ 
Club met for luncheon 12 June—| 

' »helr last session until fall. i 

Mrs. J. Q.'Owsley, chairman of : 
Navy Relief volunteers for Oak j 
Knoll, presented Navy Relief pins to 
Y Mi'^ Albert Bauer, Mrs. Clayton 
i| 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 
. Mrs. 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- 
' ed to Mrs. Dorothy Moore, who comes 
regularly to the sewing group as a 
.• neighbor and friend of the hospital. 

I 'I though the has no official connection 
. with the Navy, hence cannot qualify 
for a pin. 

Li Mrs. R. O. Canada will relieve Mrs. 
Tandy as Navy Relief Office chair¬ 
man for (he 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: 
Mrs. Norman G. Lewis, vice-presi¬ 
dent; Mrs. D. M. Scribner, corres¬ 
ponding secretary: Mrs. L. T. Moor- 
nian, recording secretary, and Mrs, 
C. P Dinwiddle, treasurer. They re¬ 
place Mis. Canada, out-going presi¬ 
dent: Mrs. R, L. Davis, vice-presi¬ 
dent: Mrs. P. R. Splerling, corres¬ 
ponding secretary: Mis. W. H. Wells, 
recording secretary: and Mrs. Clay¬ 
ton Bohn, treasurer. 


with the Third Marines). Both 
earned and received the CO’s com¬ 
mendation for their work. 

RINGS ON THEIR FINGERS; 
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- 


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 


To win the Motor Vehicle Safety 
award. Oak Knoll drivers kept their 
accident and damage cost rate much 
low'er than the Navy-wide average. 
Oak Knoll ambulances, busses, se¬ 
dans, carry-alls, and pickupis. opi¬ 
ated by 32 drivers, were 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- 


were no accidents resulting in loss of i nying letters came via the Comman- 


time for military personnel. 

‘•The fact that you have again won 


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 

band is an employee of the Telephone I from MSTS. Fort Mason, San Fran- 


Company in Centerville ... On 15 
June LTJG Martha Bramer ex¬ 
changed vows with LTJG Thomas F. 
Brown. Ill, 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 Ord Army Base. Father Con¬ 
nolly will read the nuptial mass. 


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 
Nav>’ since 1951. 

Mr. Wright, his wife, and two 


LIFE BEGAN way hack on 23 May j daughters have lived in San Lorenzo 

^*1 t “% I .m-m - . J. t _ 


for Jennifer Joan Sorenson, 7 lb. /2*'2 
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, 1 lb. 11 oz. son of IT 
Robert D. Cordier, surgical resident, 
and wife Gloria. 

OAKNOLLUMNI; Fritz Ander- 
berg, erstwhile Chief MAA, back 
from Yokosuka, is now a prosperous 


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. Ma.ss.. after a mild coronary 
. ,. Captain Morris Rubin telephoned 
greetings en route back to San Diego 
after picking up son Roy. who just 
finished hLs first year at Stanford. 

IF TODA Y SF)EMS 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 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 21 June, ISV. ttl 





MORE SANITARIANS, members of Class 25, (graduated from the EST School 11 .lune and are now ready to serve wherever the Na« • 
le front row, left to right, are HMC*s I’. G. Mills. R. A. Metcalf, A. B. Helinski, L. E. Rowe, Jr., of the Coast Guard; D. L. Tyer, O. L, • 


THIRTY'-FOUR 

sends them. In the ironi row, leti lo rigiit, are HWit: s i'. u. ivuiis. k. a. jvieicaii, a. is. iieiinsKi, l,. t. iiowe, .ir., oi me t oast uuard; u. L. Tyer, O. L, 
Foster, Coast Guard; P. .1. Barfield, W. P. Jack.son, J. M. Abbott. In the second row are S. M. Giron, IIM2; W. W. Edstrom, HMl; \V. L. O’Connor, HMl; 

J. J. Sorkach, IIM2; H. M. Bishop. HMl; R. C. Deems. HM2; R. L. Hildebrand. HMl; W. D. Anderson, HMl. Top row, A. D. McDole, HM2; J, E. Adkiiw 
HM2; \V. B. Pugh. HI. HMl; B. B. Matheny, HM2; J. F. Smith. HM2; J. R. Gray, HMl; W. S. Scott, HMl; E. M. Sabas, HM2; J. J, Devine. HMl; B. n. 
Lueschcr, IIM2; \V. A. Wheeler, HM2; E. C. Wheatley, HMl; G. R. Keith. HM2; W. P. McGrath, HM2; E. L. Gamer. Jr., HM2; Elio Mataldi. HM2; J. c ^ 


Tuomala, HMl. 


Moffett Flyettes 
Edged Out, 9-8 


Oak Knoll’s Women's Varsity took 
the Moflfett 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-poiht margin. 

Beverly Sparks pitched a nine-hit 
game, with runs scored by Audrey 
Brennan <3rd base) 1; Pat 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 I 
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 and 
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. 



Tuesday Deadline £ 
For Talent Show 


Talented Knollltes still have 
chance—though time is shor 
eijter the Armed Forces Talent She 
to be held in connection with 
' Solano County Fair at Vallejo. 

, Preliminary rounds for Navy ai?? 
Marine performers will be held-11 
July, and three from each service^ 
will be chosen for the finals on 12| 
July. Vocal numbers, dancing. sklU|3 
or demonstrations of athletic prow-| 
ess will be acceptable. 



HMC Lester E. Howe, Jr., USCG, broke all previous records at EST School, | Contestants must be in uniform'^i 
when he graduated as valedictorian with a 97.95 average. An alumnus of the ; ^nd must have submitted.entry forms »» 
Southern College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Ga., he has been in the service | through Special Services in time 
since 1938. Next in line to receive congratulations from C.APT Alexander ‘ reach LTCOL J. T. Smith,. Executive 
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 
( ounty. came back to deliver the graduation address. 


'Toppers Outclass Class "A" Foes; 


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. 


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 Placentine was the whining 
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. 




OfiBcer 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\ 
and Air Force will split $500 in prii^-i, 
money. The service winning first’'1- 
place will receive $250 for its favoriftlV* 
charity, second place. $150, third] M 
$ 100 . 


Another Class A team was dowmed 
on 7 June, when the spirited Hilltop- 
pers made history by trampling | , - 

Mare Island, with a 7-2 score. It was ; CIUD GlV6n Crcdit POF 


the first time this command has ever i 
beaten Mare Island in baseball. i 
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 
Placentine. 


Jane: I’d like to be a stewardess 
1 a plane. You meet so many men 
i8it wfiiy/^ 

Jill: ’’But there are so many other 
bs where you can meet men.” 
Jane: "Maybe so. But not strapped 


wn.’ 


“I miss my husband sol” the wom- 
n cried, raising her gun and taking 
im once more. 



Alameda, TI Purchases t 

The Commissioned Ofificers' Mess Is 
now getting credit for sales of pack- 
age goods at Alameda and TreasujEjf ” 
Island, and all officers are urged to' 
obtain a new card from LTJG C. O.j, 
Wimberly in the Administrative Of-, 
fice in order that the club will get . 
credit for each sale. r 

All members purchasing packag(^’ 
goods are asked to inform sales per¬ 
sonnel to place an “F” on the salesj' 
ticket. i 


fiAwkwA, 


Tonight, 21 June „ .. | 

J.\MES—Boh Hope. Alexis Snuth. 
Saturday. 22 June < 

SPRING REUNION—Betty Hutton, l>a 
.Andrews. 

Sunday, 23 June 
YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FRO.M IT- 
faek Lemmon, June Allyson. 

Monday, 24 June j 

URANIUM BOOM— Dennis Morgan. 
tricia Medin.a ■ 


These seven staffers and patients donned uniforms before caps and gowms. 
but 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, UN. Carolee Critser. 
HN, CPL Robert V. Broady, USMC, Thomas G. Stewart, HN, Lane K. Ellis, 
HN, Patrick Gilmore, SHI, and (In wheelchair) Leonard B. Chrysler, CD2. 


Tuesday. 25 June 
CALYPSO HEAT WAVE— 
mond. Mc>: Miles 


Wednesday. 26 June 

_ THE CITY-1 ’- 

Sidney Portier 


Johnny D«» 

I 

ohn Casseyltwt 


EDGE OF THE CIT 
irtier. 

Thursday. 27 June 
K WHIP—Jcronic Courtland 


THE BLACK 
Beverly Tyler, 

Friday, 28 June , „ 
LIZZIE—Eleanor Parker, Richard Boont 
Saturday, 29 June 


n C* D XT .V n I M 










































DM Nimitz Talks to Graduating Interns 


^ Twenty medical and two dental interns have completed their year’s work at Oak Knoll, studying, standing 
watches, working side by side with the senior doctors and dentists who were responsible for their training. The 
r graduates, Class of -57, are LT’s P. A. Cato. N. II. DeRuiter, R. G. O’Connor, Courtney Clark; Perry Ah-Tye; 

\ ond row: N. P. Kenney, R. A. Baker, D. J. Gaeckle, R. A. Lattner (Dental Corps), J. R. Reynolds; third »ow: 
' 71. VV. Ziegler, R. E, Wallace, Jr., M. R. Powell, John Mumma, D. H. Buie, Jr., E. P. Jacobs; fourth row: C. M 
.foods, R. A. Millington, G. E. Stahl. LT’s E. G. Mainous (Dental Corps), and J. B. Simpson and A. R. Ellingson 
' ' were unable to be present for the picture. 

Mr -' 


Dr. M. R. Powell Receives Diploma 



Mrs. Owsley Cited 
By Navy Relief 

Mrs. 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. Ow.sley 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. 


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 June, 

“To all you young doctors I extend 
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 w'e 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 



Legion Will Sponsor 
Trip to Salinas Rodeo | 

The American Legion of Oakland 
j will sponsor a trip to the Salinas Ro- 
. deo on Friday, 12 July for 40 pa- 
i tients from Oak Knell. Patients in¬ 
terested should contact Special Serv¬ 
ices at Ext. 593. 

_The bus, leaving from the rear of j 

Lt. M. R, Powell, MC, receives his diploma and a handshake from RADM i Community Service Bldg., will 
Frederick C. Greaves, Inspector of Pat-ifle Coast Medical Activities and Dis- ' leave at 1000 and will an'ive in Sa- 
Irict Medical Officer at the recent graduation exercises. Dr. Powell was one ^ at 1230, and will leave at 1900, | 
of 20 medical interns and two dental Interns who were graduated from ' arriving at the hospital at 2130. j 

ak Knoll’s Intern Training Program. LTJG Clyde O. Wimberly (center) of LTJG Clyde O. Wimberly will sei*ve ' 
Administrative Office assisted Admiral Greaves in awarding the diplomas, as escort for the group. I 


Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz 

coui'se, many such fields of endeavor, 
but lam competent to advise only on 
oiTc—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 
service is completely honorable, and 
it can be rich in sath-faction," 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¬ 
ous fields so that physicians and 
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Editor; Qiristophcr E. EckI, JOSN. 

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Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

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Vol. 19 


Friday, 5 July. 1957 


No. 14 



THE “STRAIGHT AND NARROW” OR THE •‘CIRCLE” 

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” 
axe 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 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 adventiue, but the traveller 
doesn't need to fear, for he does know the Person that holds his futm*e. 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 where God can give them to us — on 
the “straight and narrow.” 

LT Dwight F. Zeller 
Pi-otestant 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 tall.” 

Two cars are damaged slightly when 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 reai*-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 
fatalities. 

Rear-end colll.sions account for eight per cent of luban 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 du*ectional 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 
boners. 

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 nece.ssary. 

6. Yield right of way. Better to “lose” your rights—and save your life. 


// 


Disabled Veterans 
Making ^^Marks 
Says VA Survey 


Friday, 5 lulv. 1957 ir 


Disabled Korea veterans are mak¬ 
ing their marks in virtually every 
walk of life in America, a Veterans 
Administration siu’vey disclosed, re¬ 
cently. 

The 46,000 dLsabled veterans who 
so far have received vocational reha¬ 
bilitation training have prepared 
themselves for careers ranging from 
physicist to automobile mechenfe 
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 
teachers: another 3,000 as account¬ 
ants; 2,300, as engineers; 600, in 
medicine and related fields: 500, as 
lawyers, and 200, as clergymen. 

Another 30 per cent of the disabled 
veterans trained for skilled jobs in 
trade and industry. 

Included are 2,600 automobile re¬ 
pairmen. 2,500 metalworkers, 1.000 in 
construction occupations such as car¬ 
pentry and plumbing, 700 printers, 
and 600 electricians. 

Twelve per cent took their training 
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 
various types; 750 trained as sales¬ 
men of everything from real estate 
to haberdashery, and 300 prepared to 
be secretaj-ies 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 othei" occupa¬ 
tions. In fact, VA said, there are few 
occupations not represented in the 
survey. 



A number of years ago Lord Dun- 
any wrote a short, a very short storv 
called TWO BO'TTLES OP RELISH 
which, for sheer horror has. in this 
writer's opinion, never been equalled. ; 

Not, at least, until the recent pub¬ 
lication of Alfred Hitchcock’s STOR¬ 
IES THEY WOULDNT LET ME DO 
ON TV, a collection of tales that Is 
guaranteed, in the words of WilUam ^ 
Vaughn Moody “to freeze your scalp 
and pompadour your hair.” 

1 The tales range from the Russian 
classics to some very recent Amer¬ 
ican chillers including one BEUNG ' 
! A MURDERER myself that 


I worthy of Mr. Poe at his most ar 


isf^' 

r-. 


tistic. 

I And while we are in the realm ol 


Men commonly think according to 
theh’ inclinations, speak according to 
their learning and imbibed opinions, 
but generally act according to cus¬ 
tom. —BACON 



the cloak and the dripping dagger : 
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- 1 
tion. If it seems to follow a little too 
close for comfort the Ambler pat- - 
tern, we can only assure our reader? ,• 
that you can’t have too much of a * 
good thing, and any book that fol- * 

' lows the fofmula of BACKGROUND i' 
TO DANGER and A COFFIN fr>R • 
DEMETRIUS has our staunch sup- IK 
, port. u 

; Another book, and a verj’ good one,'’: 
to which we give our hearty recom¬ 
mendation is KNOCK AND WAIT 
i AWHILE by William Rawle Weeks. 

I It is the story of Sarah Borsen who 
agrees to write a “truthful” book. ' 
about Russia for Leftist Parrel, 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 , 
Brussels and Amsterdam. 

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 Littlejack invade a happy 
island in seaj'ch of jewels, and be¬ 
cause Black hates the letter O <his 
mother was stuck in a porthole) de-, 

I stroys things containing that letter— 
j but can’t destroy Freedom. 

I And to readers of the New Yorker 
a not unfamiliar figure is Pnin (pro¬ 
nounced PNEEN) a clownlike Rus- * 
sian scholar whose warm humanity 
and intellectual superiority come to , 
grief in his American University be¬ 
cause of his appiearance and his mis¬ 
use of Elnglish. The book PNIN by 
Vladimir Nabokov has just been pub¬ 
lished and a w^onderful satirical book 
it Is. 


I AT I O N A ^ 


• A r K T V 


O O U N O I C 


We moVe too much in platoons: 
we march by sections: we do not live 
in our own vital individuality; we are 
slaves to fashion, in mind and in 
heart, if not to our passions and ap¬ 
petites. —CHAPIN 


Pay Schedule 


Monday, 15 July—()rTictrr> sUlT 

listed pcrsunucl. 

Friday. 19 Tulv—All iiaticnt-enlLsleil per* 
'^onnel. 

Tuc.sda>, 1 Augu^<t*-OtTicrr- and 
li>lcd pcptonncl. 

Monday, 5 August- A4I patieul-cnliMfd 
personnel. « 






































































f^Aav. 5 July, 19y 


I a pity but the creatures of na- 
ure sometimes fail to fulfill their 
)roper functions. Members of the 
brew’s Library recently witnessed the 
ad truth. 

Tv \'0 Siamese Fighting fish (male 
nd female) were placed in a special- 
• heated fish bowl to prepare the 
/ay for the arrival of more fighting 
sli, A glass partition, separating 
’ ne two. was placed in the bowl, glv- 
ng the male time to blow bubbles— 
. rintalners. for the soon-to-be- 
■ atfched eggs. The partition was re- 
loved and NOTHING HAPPENED. 
, ;;ades of Sigmund Freud! 

Mis. Berger, librarian, can give an 
i aterestlng lecture on the reproduc- 
ve habits of the Siamese Fighting 
h, but no demonstration. WORDS! 
ORDS! 

Ip All was not quiet on the baby front 
1 :ri->IFE BEGAN on 24 June for Rich- 


OAK LEAF 


Page Three 


Templeton Jeffries III (7 lb., 3*4 
, the first child of Mary Jane and 
ji ichard Jeffries. HM3, a student in 
te I ab School. The stork visited a 
Ujj other Oak Knoll couples but the 
• iformation was misplaced and nev- 
r found. The OL extends its apol- 
jles and offers to baby sit in repaia- 

8 ion. 

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS — Old 
lands rushing'off for summer vaca- 
ions as others return from leave 
V »^he bitter and the sweet) . . . new 
» orpsmen reporting aboard in an un- 
iding stream as the “vets” leave .. . 
ew medical and dental interns pre- 
. aring for a year’s hard work to gain 
n all-important certificate ... mem- 
“'^j's of the Dental Clinic’s pennant 
.aning softball team wearing theii- 
Tophies around their necks (they 
weren’t that good) ... an unidenti- 
patient quietly snoozing on the 
orch of the Community Service 
la John Cash strums the same tune 
, »n his tiusty (and crusty) guitar . . . 

he quiet and unprotested death of 
. he' OL’s venture into the world of 
nusic . . . the recovery of the Oak 
^oll baseball team and their drive 
'or the 12ND “B” pennant. 

: BE IT KNOWN PUBLICLY that 
here is a copy of Grace Metalious’ 
PEYTON PLACE floating around the 
.ompound .... the public literary 
wnsor hasn’t found it yet. 

FRUTH FOR THE DAY—All men 
* ire born free but athletes are the 
prfiy ones who go through college 
ihat way. 


Sociial Worker Finishes 
Public Relations Course 

Joseph P. Concannon, head psy- 
•hiat*ic social worker, recently com¬ 
pleted a training cour.se in public re¬ 
lations at the Naval Reserve Officers 
School, Treasure Island. 

Mr. Concannon, a lieutenant com¬ 
mander in the Naval Reserve, under¬ 
took technical training at the evening 
>^yal school to keep abreast of new 
developments in-the Navy, met re¬ 
quirements for promotion, and main- 
uteined his Naval Reserve commission 
in active status. 

He was awarded a certificate of 
s^sfactory completion by Admiral 
• nomas L. Sprague, U.S.N., at end 

Of term ceremonies at Ti'easure 
Island. 


Admiral Says Navy Life 
Rich In Satisfaction 

(Continued from Page 1) 
dentists can keep abreast of their 
contemporar ies 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 suggest—and urge 
—do not overlook the richness of ex¬ 
perience and the satisfaction of serv¬ 
ice in the Navy as you start youi’ pro¬ 
fessional careers. Good luck and God 
sp>eed to all.” 

RADM Fiederick C. Greaves, In¬ 
spector of Pacific Coast Medical Ac¬ 
tivities and District Medical Officer, 
spoke on 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 
benediction. 

RADM J. Q. Owsley, Commanding 
Officer, presided and CAPT Fitz- 
John Weddell Jr., Executive Officer, 
called the names of the gi’aduates as 
they received their certificates from 
RADM Greaves. 

Following the ceremonies a recep¬ 
tion was held in the Officers Club. 



LT Jerry B. Knight, MSC (seated), performs his first official act as Spe¬ 
cial Services Officer as LTJG Samuel D. Barker, MSC, looks on. Mr. Barker, 
who formerly held the office, has been transferred to duty with the Marines 
at Twenty Nine Palms, California. 


STATISTICS CONCERNING 
INTERNS 

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 
residencies.) 

2 will go into residency ti'aining 
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¬ 
tions. 

Last July, among 22 interns there 
were 4 bachelors. 

Now. 3 bachelors remaining. 

Total of 24 children among 19 
maiTied interns (5 of whom 
were born here). 


MARYLAND'S Former 
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 theh 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-SPNS is chairman 
of arrangements for the Bay Area. 
He may be reached at JU 7-3780, 
San Francisco. 


CAPT Tandy, Staff 
Commended For 
OB*GYN Seminar 

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 
May. 

“It is extremely gratifying to learn 
of the outstanding success of the 
recent Aimed Forces Obstetrics and 
Gynecology Seminar conducted at 
youi* 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 
said. 

“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. 


Staffe rs 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. 


3 I Civilians Have 
, . JOO Sick Leave Hours 

I Scouting for names to make news, 
the OAK LEAF checked with civUian 
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 (74 
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- 
leave. 

In the “1200-hour club” are Henry 
J. Preston, Raleigh Montgomery, 
Walter Carter, Jolm H. Miller, Jr., 
William P. Gross, Clarence McQuirt, 
Victor E. Calderon, Harrison Arme- 
lin, Alex Brown. James L. Ream.s 

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. Henn^ Moser. 
Paul Schultz, Rhoda McKelvey. Paul 
Drukenbrod, Harold Bradley, Roger 
Rousseau. Jess FYeudenthal. Eimest 
Silvertson, Daniel Ross, Gertrude 
Parrish. Austin Robinson, Ernest 
DeBo.se. Paul Shumate, Mabel 
Blaine. Joseph Thomas, Howard 
Field. Ellsworth Fredette. Lenora 
Venters. Patrick Lane, Hopie Sink, 
Ethel Giay, and Joseph Concannon. 


A bitter jest, when it comes toe 
near the truth, leaves a sharp sting 
behind it. —TAC’TTUS 

Daniel Webster struck me much 
like a steam engine in trousers. 

—SMITH 































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 5 luly. 



Kapers Beat Stars 
For Major Upset 
In Men's Bowling 


LEAGUE CHAMPS — Members of the Denial Clinic’s pennant w’nn'ng 
softball team pose with their trophies afUr 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, DT‘2; Ray Fale, 
DT3; Jerry Monroe. IIN; Dick Rhoads. DT3; (second row, left to right) LT 
E. G. Mainous; Jerry Curry, DN; Floyd Shaman, DN; Bill Hawk, HN; Gerry 
Laitinen, DT3, and LT R. A. Lattner. Members of the team not showai are 
LT H. 11. Lerian. Max Worhatch, HM3; Jack Owens. DT3, and Chris EckI, 
JCSN. 


In late.st action in the Men's Hand!- ' 
cap Bowling League, the fifth-placed 
Kapers swept two games from the 1 
league-leading All-Stars. Despite the j 
loss, the Stars still hold a comfort¬ 
able lead. I 

In other games of the week, the 
cellar-dwelling 8-Ball.s 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 clo.se 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. 

STANDINGS 



James 


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 
game. 

The victory, giving the Acorns a 
6-6 wun-lost record in “B" competi¬ 
tion. forces a play-off game with 
Oakland for the championship. 

Backed by 13 hits, pitcher Jerry 
Detweiler w’ent all the w’ay for the 
victory. 


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 Oi430 and return that evening. All 
fishing gear will be fui-nished. 


All Stars 

ALD 

5-Pins 

Amps 

Kapers 

8-Balls 


w 

L 

26 

1 

19 

14 

1814 

14 

14 

19 

12 

21 

. 9^ 

23 li 


Houdyshell, H.M3. , 

presented a Letter of Commendatioi i 
by the CO before being dischargt| ) 
from the Navy. "While assigned ^ 
the Neuropsychiatric service of t||£ |j 
hospital, you performed your dotid' 
in an outstanding manner. \yhsn 
seizing as Custodian of the Patieitf 
fund, you demonstrated a keen sent 
of initiative, judgment and devotioii 
to duty. An attitude of cooperati« 
and helpfulness has characterii^. 
your service during your onlirt ' 
signment at this hospital/' the 
said. t 


(x^sIconuL & 

J'OMwsIL 


District Golf Tourney 
To Be Held This Month 


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- 
Nit 2 ;ky and Vasqrez. 


The 12ND Men’s Golf Champion¬ 
ship will be held at Sharp Golf Course 

on 22. 23. 24 July. ! - 

Entries should be made before ^ pQyp |^noll Employees 
15 July with Bob Bristol, athletic di- i i j* •• 

rector, at Ext. 593. RaTed OuTstandinq 

The women’s championship will | Outstanding performance ratings 
be held on 8 July at the Alameda Mu 


(Officers reporting for dutv were: LT Rob¬ 
ert M. Donald. MC. USXR. from LSNU.i 
Memphis, Term.; LT No, Chae Song, ROK ! 

Xavy, from Rcpulrlic of Korea; LT Pnlrick 
K. Golden, MC. CSX, from Naval Shipyard. | 

San Francisco; LTJG Gerald F. Dohcl. MC. 

CSX, from inactive duty; LTJG Robert S. , 

Ruffin, MSC', l^SX, from Xav School of i 
llosp. Admin, BethcMla, Md. 

Doctors reporting for internship were 
LTJ(Ts John H. Burr, James L. Okel, Joseph 
D. l.cc, Edwin P. Gramlich, Fred L. Benoit, ' 
in. Robert R. Celli, Albert G. Loew. Jr., i 
l)alkis C!. Allred, Thonuis B. Beach, Ronald 
f^. Boutcrie, Maynard S. Christian, Terry M. 1 
Collier, Frederick J. Cremona, Ralph M. | 

I'ortenberry,'riieodore C. Fo.x, Davhl I. Hill. | 

Paul II. Xicherding, Kenneth II. O/awa, 

Robert E. Strange, Kay Thomas. Dentists i j i&J 

reporting for internship were LTJC/s Nor | ccived a Letter of Commendail^ 
man ». (liles. Van K Tihlictt.. Admiral Owsle.v. “While as- 



Before leaving Oak Knoll for dntj 
in Guam, Wesley A. Nielsen, HN, re- 


nicipal Golf Course. Interested per- prot^ed by the Performance Rating 
sons should contact Bristol as soon | Board. 


IlX's Kenneth E. Dubrey, James C. Fergu 
‘on, Larry G. Ilagerman. Charles R. Me- 
Cuildic, Aldophus Melver. Lihn L. McFar¬ 
land, Jesse J. MeXeal, Robert f. • Stevens, 

for Ifour more civilian.s have been ap- i E. l'. Afcnir. Clarence E. King. Lawrence K 

Noriega and Richard A. McLean, all from 


EnhUed personnel reporting (or jUtty . , records Section of 


as [possible. 


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 Cc- 
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 
Itallna di Giambattista, LT Helen P. 
Maurer and LCDR Mary E. Cren¬ 
shaw. 


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. 


fihfivjmuA, 


Knoll Naiads Place In 
12ND Championships 

Oak Knoll picked up 37 points In 
the 12ND Swimming meet, held at 

^Rpll who is no longer stationed 
here gained second, third and fifth 
in thrL events while Weitzel placed 
seventh in one event. 


Sunday, 7 July 

OMAR KHAYYAM—Gomel Wilde. Ray 
moiul Massey, Dehr.i Pa(<ci. “A jug of 
wine, .a loaf of bread, ihou, and retirement 
pa)'.” 

Monday, 8 July 

.SILI'.NT WORLD—Deep sea tlocumcntary. 
Creatures from another world apjicar on 
the screen for the first time, minus pub¬ 
licity buildups and plunging necklines. 

Tuesday, 9 July 

BATTLE HYMN - Rock lliidson, M.irlha 
11 > er. The .story of ('ol. Dean lle^; 4 , a min 
iNtt?r, who returns to Korea as a fighter 
pilot and a caretaker of orphans. 

Wednesday, 10 July 

(il N DGFL IN DGRAXt.O (icorge 
Montgomery. .\nn Robinson. Bang! Bang 1 

Thursday, 11 July 

MEN IX WAR Robert Rvan. Aldo Kay. 
Even 'l ime magazine was kind to this war 
story. 

Friday, 12 July 

IXCHEDIBI.E SHRINKING MAN 
(•rant Williams. Viewers will wonder if 
they have the DT’s ♦after peeking at this 
sc i<‘ncr fiction job, 

Saturday, 13 July 

FOHR (HRLS IN TOWN (icorge Nader. 
Julie Adams. Must he four guys arountl 
or else they wouldn't hr in town. 


lies, San Diego. 

Allan Denton, HM3. from I'SNH, Brem 
erton, W’ash. ; Eddie J. Riva, IIMl, from 
NavRec Sta. Washin^on, D C. ; Let A. 
Crain. MMC, from NSD. Bayonne, NJ.; 
James Stephens, HMl, from I'SNH, Bt*- 
ihcsda. ^Id.. and David K. Collum from 
US NIL, Bremerton, Wash. 

Enlisted j>ersonnel detached: Jimmy L 
Pettit, HN. to USXAS. Fallon, Xcv.; Rich¬ 
ard C. Deems. HM 2 . to USS SALEM (GA 
139); Donald F, ('.arver, HM.l, CG, Third 
MarDiv; Paul G. Mills, HMG, to C(i. 1 * 117.1 
MarDiv. Aircraft \N ing, AirFMFP.VC ; Wil¬ 
lie A. WTicelcr, HMl. to USS INTREPID 
(GVA 11), Norfolk. Va,; Jame- M. Abbott. 
HMG. to USS CANBERRA (CA('. 2 L Nor¬ 
folk. \ a. ; Joe B. Caesar. SDI. to .NavRec 
Sta. T.l. 

Sagat M. (oron, HMJ, to USNS, Midway : 
Parker I, Barfield, HMCT, to PML Nor¬ 
folk. Va.; Burton IL Leuschcr, HM2. to 
USNAS. Sanford. Florida; Walter B. Pugh 
II, HMl. to USNAS, Norfolk, Va, ; Horace 
I), (huldes, HM2, to US NavAdminUmt, 
Saipan; (»ene L. Jowcls. HMJ, to I S Naval 
Sub Base. New London, Conn. ; W esley A, 
Nielsen. HN. to l^SNH, Guam , Michael A 
Sexton, HM 3 ,and Donald (i. Filliater. IIM3. 
to Gii. First MarDiv. 

Officers fletachcd were: LT John B. Rob¬ 
ins. MG. US NR, to Jefferson Davis llosp.. 
Hou>ion, "Fcx., for DI INS: LF John E. 
('ovlr, MG, I'SNR. to USNIL Bremerlon. 
W'a>h.; f,GDR Ilartdd R. Nocr, MC, 
to St. Charles Hosv>.. Brooklyn, N Y for 
DIHNS; GHMEDSERWRNT Mark L. 
Shannon, USN, to tom 12 ; L1J(» 

.Meyer, S(\ USNR, to inactive duty; LTJii 
Emily J. Emery, NG, USNR, to USNH. 
Giuam. 

LT Leo E. Robertson. MC, USNR. to in 
♦active duiv; Ll JG Anne Joyce. 

to inactive dtity ; LCDR !L A. E4tund, MSt, 
i^SN, placetr on retired list; LT Thoma.s R. 
Klch, MC, USN. to Stanford I niyersitv ; 
l/r Edmund K. I.,indemulh. MG, 1/SNR, to 
NAS, Minneapolis, Minn.; LI Jay B, Simp- 


Dependents Service of this hospitif 
you have displayed unusually hlfli 
qualities of initiative, jud^enl, pep 
severance, reliability and devolion'|j 
duty. Your outstanding perfcrmaiHi 
of duty 4s highly commendable, afll 
reflects great credit, not only up^ 
yourself, but upon this command am 
the Naval Service/' the CO*s letter 
said. 


A hospital patient gazed fondly^ 
his winsome, red-headed nurse mi 
told the doctor. "Wonderful nut* 
you’vp got here. One touch of li® 
hands cooled my fever miraculousll. 
“We know," the doctor answered h® 
“We cruld hear her slap clear to U® 
end of the corridor.” 


Oats—A grain, which in EnglM 
is generally given to horses, bui lit 

Scotland supports the people. 

—JOHNSON 


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2)0' . I TIC. S.imuel 1>. UarlccT. ’ 

t(» I S,M('. rwi-nty Nine Palms, CjUi 

Paiilim M '^'C. ' 

Crane. 1ml.; LT ( athenne M K>an 
I SN'K, t« N AD. Ilawtliomc. \«v 

LT Kiclmr.l W 

CCi, Tlnnl MarOis , LT ^ ^ 

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E 

Milwa 


ix-. I’SN. to First - T t^P'. 

Fla.. I T Neil P Kciincv. Mt . - 

Milwauktt County llosj.ii.tl LT J* 
m.t. Mt . I’SNR. to tnatuy* 'virt^Tw 
Ur K Carlton. MC. ESN. 
vcr^it>, Ilousion, Tex-*^n 

MC. I'SN, to US.Nll. San nie«o. 








































Vcl; 19. No. 15 

Two All-American 


UNITED ST ATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND. CAL IFORNIA^ 

Bowlers Visit Hospital 



'It 


LECTURE FROM A CHAMP—Steve Nagy, one of the nation’s top bowlers, 
•hows Admiral Owsley and Oakland’s Mayor Clifford E. Rishell. the grip 
ihat has won him three national bowling titles. At the left is Buzz Fazio, 
two limes national champion, who. with Nagy, is touring the nation giving 
bowling exhibitions and competing in tournaments. 


Nag// 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 Kennedy 
and Tom O’Sullivan of NAS^ Oak¬ 
land. and Jim Hicks, Jim Love. Gene 
Earhart and Jerry O’Neill of Oak 
Knoll. 

Though the nationally known 
dropped games to O’Sullivan-Ken- 
nedy and Earhart-O’Neill. their dis 



ir 



V. / 

Dorothy Johnson 
Leaves ARC For 
Florist Business 

I Dorothy E. Johnson, American 
p’ay of talent and Torm showed why , cross Recreation Supervisor 

they are highly ranked in bowling 

annals. , years, has resigned from her position 

Nagy and Fazio, both from Detroit, i go j^to the florist business in Oak- 
travel approximately 100,000 miles a t^nd. 
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 comp)etition. Nagy won first 
team All-American honors, while 
Fazio was named to the second team. 

(See photos on Page 4) 


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 modem on the West Coast. 

Addition of Beltone Audiometer 
Makes Audio-Clinic "One of Best 


/# 


The recent addition of a small 
$2,000 machine—the Beltone Audi¬ 
ometer— and the completion of a 
soundproof "lab” has made Oak 
Icon’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 


deafness. The new Beltone Audiom¬ 
eter emits sounds of various pitches, 
static, and words from records, which 
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- 
>( Continued on Page 3) 


Captain Canty 
At London Meet 

CAPT Thomas J. Canty. Chief of 
the Amputee Service, left yesterday 
for London, Elngland, to attend the 
Seventh Congress of the Interna¬ 
tional Society for the Welfare of 
Cripples. 

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. 

1 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- 


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 who 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 
fron^Rear Admiral John Q. Owsley, 
commanding officer, for her “organi¬ 
zational ability, unfailing devotion to 
duty, and genuine interest in the w’el- 
fare of each patient.” 

Red Cross workers and other mem¬ 
bers of the hospital staff honored 
Miss Johnson at a farewell “coffee” 

I at the Red Cross Lounge 'Tuesday, 
and today she begins her new w'ork 
as owner and ©iterator of Quality 
Flowers, 3700 Telegraph Ave., Oak¬ 
land. 

Miss Wlnifrid Eley, Miss Johnson’s 
predecessor, will return to Oak Knoll 
as her relief on 15 August. She is cur¬ 


ies of the International Society for i rently serving as Director of Train- 
the Welfare of Cripples for doctors. ] ing for Service in Military Hospitals 
therapists, and llmb-fltters from i in the Pacific Area, and will continue 
around the globe. ! in this capacity. 


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Page Two 


OAK LEAF 


Vhe 0ah Ejeai 

U. S* Navsl Hoipifal, Oaklnnd, Culifornia. 

Ow»lcv, MC, USN, Commanding Officer. 

Weddell, Jr.. MC, USN. Exceutive Officer. 

• Morrison, MSC, USN, Administrative Officer. 

Editor; Qiristopher E. Eckl. JOSN. 

Sports il^bcrt Hnstol, IIM2; LT Wayland Bennett. MC, USN; 

LTJG Aiinc Tierney. NC USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Tnompton. 

Photogrophers : Stanley Smith, HMC. John M. Simms, UMC. Carl Stevenson, HMl. 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma Berger, Librorion. 

The Ouk Leaf ' is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 
..'Tk I?. with NAVEXOS P-35, Rev. July, 1953. 

Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

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

Contributions from both staff and patients ore welcomed and should be addressed to The Editor 
of The Oak Leaf." U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 1 • California. 


Vol. 19 


Friday, 19 July, 1957 


No. 15 


-H + CHAPLAIN’S CORNER + + 


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 p>eace 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. 

CDR JAMES C. CONNOLLY 
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 Coi-ps 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 mllltaiY 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 xncuntain 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 Thiusday evening ex- 
cuislons 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 Thiu'sday, 1900. the 
Linda Gama Revue, and last, but by 
no means least — our ping-pong 
champ of the week!—Dick Day, 
Ward 70A. 


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 


Friday, 19 July. 1957> ^ 



There’s magic in the name cf 
Michener, and any book by the ati k 
thor of SOUTH VA 


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. FYank Berry, A.ssistant 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 dei>end- 
ents of servicemen in civilian facil¬ 
ities but. except in "remote” or over¬ 
seas areas, provides for dental care 
only in connection with hospital 
treatment. 

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, ocording to a Defense official. 
(AFPS) 


*ACIFIC, aAYBTI” 
NARA. and THE BRIDGES AT To^ 
KO-RI is bound to be greeted witli'* 
enthusiasm. In his latest boold 
RASCALS IN PARADISE, written 
with A. Grove Day, James Mlchene^ 
fulfills all the expectations held ouL 
by these earlier works. Here are tr^ 
adventures of such legendarv figure^ 
as Captain Bligh of Bounty fame-j 
dramatic, colorful, superbly.told. 

In this year of our Lord 1957, f 
people save idiots, cave-dwellers a. 
those under three, could remain un¬ 
familiar with the name of Charles^ 
Van Doren. Made as well-known ^ 
the American household through hlyi 
TV appearances as the hot dog aiio 
the World Series. Mr. Van Doren iW 
added to his justly won acclaim 
the publication of his first book, ' 
LINCOLN’S COMMANDO. Wrltte:^ 
in collaboration with Ralph J. Ros' 
he has given us a learned and rea^ 
able biography of the life of Willi 
Barker Cushing, USN. drawn fr^ 
his letters and contemporary record^'-" 
Cushing’s most celebrated exploit r- 
achieved when he was twenty-one,..j 
was the sinking of the Albemarle, theT 
Confederacy’s formidable iron-clad, I 
which had the Union fleet at its * 
mercy. j 

Another book, covering much the ' 
same period in American History, is 
the colorful account by Edward Boy¬ 
kin of the greatest sea raider of thenfl 
all, Raphael Semmes, and his st 
the Alabama. In GHOST SHIP OF^ 
THE CONFEDERACY. Ml'. Boykte": 
tells the grand tale of the man whe 
exploits have never since be 
equalled by surface raider, by aerial^ 
squadron, or by U-boat ace: 69 Yan- ; 
kee ships captured, burned or sunk—J i 
a campaign of attrition that almost 
succeeded in driving the Union 
from the sea. \ 

Howard Swiggett’s heroes are de-^ 
cidedly in the higher brackets—the' 
Fortune-type business man. For! 
those lovers of contemporary fictioa^ 
who have enjoyed EXECUTIV|| 
SUITE and CASH McCALL as well 
as Mr. Swiggett’s earlier book. THE 
POWER AND THE PRIZE, this new 
1 novel. THE DURABLE FIRE, will be 
in immediate demand. 

LIFE AT HAPPY KNOLL (not to 
be confused with Life at Oak Knolli 
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 KnoU, a 
golf club. Told largely tlvrough 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 easj' 
aie reminded that washday chorte 
ore simple When done at the laundi'o- 
mal in the basement of Building 123. 
where three automatic w'ashers and 
a dryer are available from 1000 w 
1600 Monday through Friday 

! Tl-iis facility is for patients only 
' The cost Is only a few nickels. 













































I 


19 July. 1957 

^odikhidL 

KNOLLITEMS: Helen Waterman, 

'medical records librarian, is back 
from a two-week vacation on a rub¬ 
ber raft that took her and 33 others 
from Phantom Ranch, deep in the 
Grand Canyon, down the Colorado 
0 Lake Mead. Though the river was 
the highest in 52 years, with waves . ^ 

Jfi feet high in spots, and though at well represented on the program, 
one point eight people fell into the I Introduced by R. N. Traver, Chair- 
river (all were saved) when the raft 
hit the canyon wall, Helen says, 

H^pyorie could have done it. Be¬ 
tween runs oyer the rapids, the party 
ramped oh the river’s edge, hiked in 
he side canyons, dunked themselves 
1 the river and in quantities of sun 
3 um lotion . . . Lorraine Carley of 
Finance is vacationing with her fam- 


Paqe Three 


Admiral Owsley Is 
Speaker at Elks' 
Convention 

When some 10,000 members of the 
Benevolent and Protective Order of 
Elks came to San Francisco for theii' 
annual national convention in San 
Francisco this week, the hospital was 


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 
of dollars worth of leather supplies 
the organization has provided for Oak 
Knoll’s Occupational Therapy de¬ 
partment. Shipments of leather ar- 



CENTER OF ATTENTION—LCDR Herbert Perron, USN (Ret.) is the 
center of attention as six Wave Officers and one nurse model aprons made 
by Mr. Perron. The retired Navy aviator recently celebrated his 40th anni¬ 
versary of joining the Navy and his sixty-third birthday. Standing (left to 


uv in Yosemite . . . Ensigns Beatrice live here four or flve times each year.j right) are LTJG Ruth Bell, LTJG Joyce Jones, LT Elizabeth Carver, LT 


rinty, Jean Gerber, and Ural Hunt 
i the Nurse Corps have been prd- 
loted to JG . . . Scuttle and Butt 
; re authors of a column in the NP 
Cents’ publication “The Weekly 
^h’’ . . . Members of Class 26 of 
4 ie tST School and their families 
vUl picnic on the ball field tomorrow 
.. LT Italino Digiambattista of PT 
< ^ a new sand-dune beige Plymouth 
!* 3 avoy, her very first car. and has 
f'learned to drive it with the expert 

i 
F 

I. . . Captain Gerber and his family 
are heading for Yosemite. Disney¬ 
land. Marineland, and other lands in 
. the south 

WEDDING OF THE WEEK united 
L Jernice Antoinette Rqsinski and Albert 
** ipeier in marriage. Father Connolly 
•ead ihe^ nuptial mass in the chapel Sat 
trday morning, with Mary Grant acting 
\as maid of honor and Douglas Duncan 
best man. All four members of the 
.dding party are HN’s on duty at the 
NP Service. 

“MR. DISASTER’’ bled for the Air 
Pprce last week. The life-size mani- 
cin used to teach latest methods of 
tppating battle or disaster casualties 
appeared at Parks Air Force Base 
Hospital, with CAPT A. S. Turville, 
Chief of Oak Knoll’s Dental Service, 
giving the demonstration and lecture. 

•‘THE ROPED OFF SECTION in 
the rear of the chapel,” Chaplain Mar¬ 
tin explains, “is for those who always 
tell me they were here in spirit.” 

LOCAL LAPIDARIEIS may cut and 
’polish when they please since OT now 
!»wns a complete lapidary set—gift of 
Mrs. Boxell. friend of Oak Knoll. 

OAKNOLLUMNI: LCDR Joseph 
I-. Yetka, now retired, returned re- 
^cently from Bethesda to visit his old 
'shipmates at the EST School, where he 
was once administrative officer. He and 
Mrs.^ Yetka are shopping for a home 
somewhere in the^ Bay Area. 


Helen Maurer, LCDR PhyUis Hanwell, LT Dorthea Wheeler and LCDR 
Alma Ballantine. 


"Grounded" Navy Pilot Celebrates 


and in addition, the Elks have pro 
vided valuable equipment for mak¬ 
ing moccasins. Similar sendee is pro¬ 
vided for all military and veteran 

hospitals throughout the nation. ^ rfc*ii %A#*in 

LCDR Phyllis Hanwell, Occupa- y^ppjygl-gQI-y BirthdaV With POrty 

tional Therapy supervisor, arranged • * • * 

and monitored an exhibit of leather' One of the Navy’s first pilots.served in Italy and France, patrol 
work made from supplies and equip- ' LCDR Herbert Perron. USN. (Ret.) ling for subs, during the closing mo¬ 
ment provided by the Elks, and on, recently celebrated two big events in ' 

Wednesday Admiral Owsley, LT Dor- i his life. 

_ othea Wheeler, Miss Hanwell, and six ^ The events—the 40th anniversary 

lelp of Miss Frazier and Corbit Ray I patients were guests at luncheon at qj joining the Navy on 13 June 

the Sheraton-Palace Hotel. In the 1917 [•jg sixty-third birthday on 
group were W. E. Palmer, GMl; G. E. j 22 June, were postponed because of 
Baumgardner, BUC; L. V. Chrysler, j ^ bout with the flu, or as he put it, “I 
CDl; J. D. Blakeney, ENC; J. E. Me- j ^-3^ overcome by my anniversary and 
Carty, AN; and C. C. Shelby, SN. 1 birthday and had the flu.’’ 

I Patients and staff members joined 
So many forthright ladies are over- | in the celebration with a large cake, 
joyed I ice cream, punch and gifts. Not to be 

To think themselves hardboiled when i outdone by his friends, he presei ^ 1 
as a matter of ! colorful aprons (for which he wove | 

fact they are only Freud. —NASH all the material) to six Wave officers | 

' and one nurse. 


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. 
You are avenged 1440 times a day. 

—BIERCE i 


Mr. Perron joined the Navy as a 
Seaman Second'Class and went to 
ground school at Massachusetts In¬ 
stitute of Technology. After cpmplet- 
ing flight school at Pensacola, Fla., 
he received his commission and 


Machine Tests Patients For Deafness 


£oiily and Mabel Angelo 



(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 tran.smitted in code fash¬ 
ion. 

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 
sj)eech (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 
disease. 


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 
said. 

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. 


’ ; i. 





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. 


LCDR Ediund R©c©iv©s 
Comm©ndation from CO 

LCDR Raymond A. Ediund, MSC, 
USN, who recently retired from the 
Navy after 21 years seiwice, 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. 

“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 w’as 
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. 



Tiicsday, 1 August 
iistcti personnel. 


Pay Sch©dule 

Officers and s1aff-in« 


Monday, 

personnel. 


S AugiiM—All patient-cnlisled 
































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



BUZZ FAZIO shoiwcd champion¬ 
ship form when he gave Knollite.s 
lessons in the art of bowling. He has 
been national champion twice and I 
has bowled 23 perfe«H games during 
his career. I 



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. 


fihwinwA, 

Tonight, 19 July 

THE YOUNG DON’T CRY—Sal Minco, 
J^mcs Whitmore. Sal is the new hero o! 
au the raixc<l-up teenagers. Flick must be 
concerned with juvenile delinquency. 

Saturday, 20 July 

THE COURT JESTER — Danny Kaye, 
Glynis Johns. Playing the buffoon, Danny 
will draw a few lauglis for hLs zany efforts. 

Sunday, 21 July 

HEAVEN KNOWS, MR. ALLISON — 
Deborah Kerr. Robert Mitchum, A bitter 
Marine and a sweet nun are trapped on a 
lonely Pacihe Island. Given goo<l rating. 

Monday, 22 July 

QITEEN OF BAHYLON—Rhonda Flem¬ 
ing, Ricardo Montalbau. Lovely dancing 
girls glide across the screen while Miss 
Fleming and Mr. Montalban lovingly hoUl 
hand.s. The dancers will attempt to distract 
the viewer from the usual ‘"exotic” plot. 

Tuesday. 23 July 

THE MIDNKiHT STORY—Tony Curti.s 
Marisa Pavan. Smells of yellow journali.sm. 
Newspapermen do not wear duck-tail hair¬ 
cuts, 

Wednesday, 24 July 

THE BADGE OF MARSHALL BREN- 
js:AN—J im Davis, Carl 55mith. Joe Brown 
also stars in this collection of western 
heroes. 

Thursday, 25 July 

JOE DAKOTA — Jack Mahoney. Charles 
McCiraw. Tales of the wild and woolly west 
never grow old. 

Friday, 26 July 

THE LAND UNKNOWN—Jack M.ilioncy, 
Shawn Smith. After clciining up the Da¬ 
kotas, Jack goes somewhere in search ol 

bad men. , 

Saturday, 27 jfuly 

NIGHT PEOPLE — Gregory Peck, Rita 
(Jam, Broderick Crawford. A talc of sus¬ 
pense in post-war Berlin. Very interesting. 


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 Knollltes 
2-1. in the locals’ final game of the 
year, 1 

The Acorns tied for the lead by 
blasting Oakland 11-3, but were un¬ 
able to clinch the championship as 
Jerry Detweiler lost the heart- 
breaker. 


Bob Bristol, athletic director, re¬ 
leased the team averages (in league 
play). 



AB 

H 

Avg. 

Detweiler . 

.30 

12 

.400 

Wojeski ... 

.. 33 

13 

.393 

Rhoads^ . 

. 11 

4 

.363 

Jiroudek .. 

28 

10 

.359 

Irving 

.. 41 

13 

.317 

Dunkel . 

.32 

10 

.311 

Churchman . 

.^.10 

3 

.300 

Jackson .. 

.24 

5 

.283 

Mitchell_ 

..13 

3 

.237 

Crumbley . 

_13 

3 

.237 

Reidi . 

.18 

4 

.222 

Watson ... 

.32 

7 

.218 

Rupprect 

..15 

3 

.200 

Piacentine . 

.21 

4 

.194 

Weiski . 

.16 

3 

.181 

Gullion .. 

..11 

1 

.099 


348 

98 

.284 


-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 otherr 


Friday, 19 lulv. iQti 



IT’S RODEO TIME — Patients at Oak Knoll pose for a picture before 
boarding the bus for the Salinas Rodeo, held on 12 July, The trip was spon- < 
sored by the American Legion of Oakland. Shown with the patients ii 
Arthur Ames, Chairman of the Hospital Patient’s Welfare Committee of 
the 10th District, American Legion. 


All-Stars Down 
Dental, 10-7 

The All-Stars gained sweet re¬ 
venge on the Dental Clinic’s jjennant 
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 
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. 

After the game, the opponents had 
a picnic. 


All-Stars Clinch First | 
In Men's Bowling Rac? 

Despite dropping two games to tix - 
Rambling Amps, the league-leadlig, 
All-Stars salvaged the rubber game ■ 
of the series, and clinched first plac. . 
in the Men’s Handicap BowliiK* 
League. Jim Kellner’s 203 gave tl? 
Stars the necessary victory. 

The Kapers took two games in 
upset from the second-placed Aui'' 
team while the 5-Pins riding on 
Norby’s 507 series won two out 
three from the 8-Balls. 

In previous action, the All-Stat^. 
swept three games from ALD while; 
the Rambling Amps took two fmiW 
the 8-Balls. The 5-Pins were dre^jS; 
one to the Kapers despite Brew^’ 
197-524 series. ‘1 


(x^jdcojmL & J’OJuiwsiL ^ 


—JOHNSON 

New Life Insurance 
Offered to Services 

Washington (AFT*S) — 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¬ 
quired. 

'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 
members. 

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. 


Otlicers refiorting for duty were: CHMED- 
SERWRNT John A. Tahor. USN. from 
University of California; LT Gloria J. 
Stipe, NC. USN, from Nav Med Unit, Triplcr 
Army Hospital; LT James El, Miles. MC. 
USNK, from inactive duly; LT Suman 
Chandrangsu, Royal Thai Navy, from Thai¬ 
land. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty were: 
Charles R. Loften, HM2, from USS ROAN¬ 
OKE (CL-145); Jerry E. Jackson. HM3, 
from USNH, Corpus Christi, Tex.; John J. 
I.alia, HMl, from USS WHETSTONE 
(LSD-27): George Schmidt, EIMC, from 
USNH. Camp Lejeunc, N.C.; Martin B. 
Wenger, HMC. from USS I’NION (AKA 
106) ; Thomas J. OslK)rne, HMC, frOm Nav- 
Cniit, Butte. Montana; Francis C. Boyer. 
HMl, US NavUnit. Frederick. Md.; Lcland 
John. lIMl, I'SNAS, Hutchinson, Kan.; 
JuliuN J. Hafelfingcr, HM2. from USNH, 
Portsmouth, Va. 

3Iatihew Brinz, HM2, from NavRecSta. 
Brooklyn, N.Y.; William A. Bond Ill. 
HMC, from l^SNavSta, Trinidad, British 
West Indies; Jolin D. Kulus. IJ^IC. from 
USNRTC, Dubuque, Iowa; Gerald R. Sup- 
eniaiil, 11 M2, from USS CARTER HALL 
(LSD-3) ; David R. TIicks, HML from US- 
MCAS, El Toro, Santa Ana. Calif.; Wayne 

D. Norris, HM2, from 2nil MarAirWing. 
AirFMFLANT; John M. McMillcn. 1IM2. 
from NAS, Brunswick. Maine; Oliver I,. 
Jones, lies. San Diego. 

Robert H. Moore, HM2, from NAS, Cor¬ 
pus Christi, Tex.; Patrick VV. Jackson, 
HMC, USCG; Carl F. Baker, IIMC, USCG, 
lK>lh from CG Base, Alameda; Marshon P. 
King. HM3. from NavSbpYd, San Francis¬ 
co; Wesley J. Peterson, HM3, from USNll, 
Bremerton. Wash. 

HN’s Clifford J. Murray, Ricliard E\ 
CraglK'ail, Henry R, Webb, Gary A. Ander¬ 
sen. E<hvard D. Anderson, Russell E. Bates, 
Arthur R. Fullerton, LcwL< Hamilton, Jamc.s 
A. Kirby, Norman D. Pritchard, all from 
lies, San Diego. 

Officers detached were; LT Helen J. 
Black. NC. USN. to USNH, Philadelphia. 
Pa,; CAPT Henry R, Ennis, MC. USN. to 
USNH. (’harlcstoii, S.C.; LT Wannie R. 
Shelton, NC, USN, to NavSta, Tongue 
Point. Astoria. Oregon: LT Caroline A. 
Kclccc. NC, USN. to ITSNTI. Camp Le- 
icunc, N.C,; LT Norman W. Carter, MC, 
USNR, to inactive duty; LT Morris 1.. 
Pcltz, to inactive duty; LTJG Helen R. 
Max, NC, I'SNR. to NAD, Hawthorne, 
Nev 

Ejilistcd pcr.soimcl detached were: William 

E. Adams, HMl, to USNll, Portsmouth, 


Va.; Don L. Fritson, HN. to NavRadLahJ 
San Francisco; Wilford W. Hess. 11 M2. ^ 
USS MIDWAY (CVA.41). 


I 


To be in love is merely to be in 
state of perceptual anathesia — toij 
mistake an ordinary young man tof 
a Greek God or an ordinary youj^j 
woman for a goddess. 

—H. L. MENCKEN 









































































Vo l. 19, No. 16 

Third ^ll-Navy 
Cortoon Contest 
Now Underway 

The Third AiJ-Navy Cartoon Con- 
. .est Is now underway and prospective 
i Dak Knoll cartoonists must submit 
Seir entries to Special Services for 
iflHi^arding to the Chief of Naval Per- 
"nnel (Pers-GID in time to be 
judged before 1 Oct., 1957. 
rAll naval personnel on active duty 
^ their bona-fide dependents are 
. eligible. A contestant may enter as 
» many cartoons as desired. The car- 
\ loons (gag or situation) must have 
■ « Navy theme or background, be in 
^ good taste, and must be done in black 
Ink on 8 " x lOi^" white paper or iUus- 
tration board. 

...iC', A contestant may enter as many 
jj cartoons as desired but each entry 
^ must contain the following informa¬ 
tion securely attached to the back of | 
fthe cartoon: | 

(1) Pull name of originator i 

' (2) Rank or rate 1 

(3) Serial or-file no. 

<4) Duty station 

(5) Home town, home town news- ' 
paper i 

' ( 6 ) A statement ce.^tifying the car- | 
toon’s originality 

(1) “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 

I above data and state: “I am a 

dependent of.—-- 

; name, rank, etc." 

' i 9 > "Forwarded." Signed by CO or 

I representative. 

The entries will become the prop- 
^ erty of the Navy Department and will 
not be returned. Nonwinning entries 
will not be acknowledged. 

I 

- All-Navy championship trophies, 
) furnished by the Chief of Naval Per- 
. I sonnel. will be forwarded to the re- 
I ,i|j spective commanding officers for pre- 
lij' sentatlon to the five first-place 
winners. The winning cai'toons will 
hJ Qpblished in ALL HANDS maga- 
/Wie and notations will be made in 
the Special Services Newsletter. 



Persis Stanley of Disbars- 


IIAPPV BIRTHDAY-Mary Ann^Nigr.,_HA.__Oak_Kno.rs__n,»estW^^^^^^^ 


ing. a Yeomanette In World War I. in cutting the birthday cake celeb' 
on 26 July. Taking part in the celebration were (left to right) .Adriar 


Fitz-John W'eddell 


e 

riorian. HM3. CAPT 

Jr.^Ex^ecutlv^^Officw, Caror^^^^ Critzer, HN, LCDR Mar>’ Crenshaw. Wave Administrator here. LCDK Lorraine 
Melvin. LT Italina DiGiambattista, and Darian Koser, HN. ^ 

--^ 1 ^:—h, *15th Anniversary 

SecNav Gates Congratulates Waves ^ Waves 

The Entire Navy joins me in extending congratulations and best wishes to all / 

Waves on th’ occasion of their fifteenth anniversary. By their patriotic devo- Fifty-one Oak Knoll Waves 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 varied 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 ^th a party at the quarters while a 
Waves have continued success in the future. 


THOMAS S. GATES. JR.. 
.Secretary of the Navy 


( Knoll Enlisted Men 

Apply For NROTC 

* * Members of Oak Knoll's enlisted 
staff, who meet the necessary qual¬ 
ifications, may now apply for a com¬ 
mission through the Naval Reserve 
’•Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC). 

The program consists of four years 
of Navy subsidized education in one 
of 52 colleges or universities and a 
commission as Ensign or 2 nd Lieu- 
?. tenant in the Marine Corps for four 
I years of active duty after graduation. 

I 

'I 







LTJG Chet Is.surangkool of the Royal Thai Navy receives a Certificate of 
'racial Instruction for completion of a year as a resident observ'er in the 
M-uropsychiatric Service. Presentation is made by Admiral Owsley, while 
■'.T Suman Chandrangsu, who recently reported from Thailand for a year’s 
training in Pediatrics. CAPT’s ^L E. Roudebush and R. R. Deen of the 
Neuropsychiatric Service, look on. Dr. Chet left Saturday to return to Bang¬ 
kok, where he hopes to put into practice in the Thai Navy Hospital the new 
psychiatric techniques he learned at Oak Knoll. Having become something 
of an expert in English language and American customs during his stay 
here, Dr. Chet (at a party the eve of his departure) suggested singing *‘.\uld 
Lang Syne" but on second thought decided. "Too sad—better make it ‘.Aut 
Wiederjehen’." 


national celebration was being held 
in Boston, w'here 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¬ 
en. 

The fifty-one Waves at Oak Knoll 
are part of the 730 officers and 5200 
enlisted Waves who are now serving 
! in naval activities in England, 
F^-ance, Germany, Italy, Norway, 

I Japan. Guam. Hawaii. Puerto Rico 
t and the United States. Enlisted wom- 
I en now on active duty serve in 26 
general service ratings, at 250 Navy 
stations. 

From its start in 1942. when the 
Navy set the strength at 10.0(X) 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 
every kind of duty ashore including 
everything from gunnery instructor 
to hospital corpsman. Officer ranks 
included law'yers. engineers, doctors, 
linguists and educators. In Washing¬ 
ton alone during World War n. 
Waves comprised 55 per cent of all 
military personnel working in the 
Navy Department. 









































Pciqe Two 



The Oak Teaf 


U, S. Naval Hotpical, Oakland, California. 


Coirnnandinjl Officer. 

Weddell. Jr., MC, USN, Executive Officer. 

LCDR G. \y. Morrinon, MSC, USN, Adminiatrativc Officer. 

Editor: ChriRtopher E. Eckl, JOSN. 

Sport*: Robert Bristol. HM2; LT Woyinnd Bennett. MC. USN; 

LTJG Anne Tierney. NC. USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Phoio^raphcm; Stanley Smith, MMC. John M. Simms, HMC, Carl Stevenson, IIMI. 
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- 
..XI compliance with NAVEXOS P.35, Rev. July. 19&. 

llie 0» Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

^5'''''®®. (AFPS) material appearint in this publication may not be 
r without the written permiaaion of Armed Forces Preaa Service. 

Uoritributiopa from both staff and patients are welcomed and .liould be addrcaacd to The Editor 
of The Oak Leal," U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 


VoL 19 


Friday, 2 August, 1957 


No. 16 


-t- + CHAPLAIN’S CORNER + + 




'3- ^ 



Four former shipmates of the old battleship USS MARYLAND held i 
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 betaine 
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. 

/Jter 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, overmeticuJous about your lawn and flowers, unsympiathetic 
toward children. 

C»ut 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 wi'Ch 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 supierior social standing or 
greater wealth is a foolish vice indeed. Your neighbor, though he may be 
poorer, may be far more acceptable to God tharPyou. 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 (Jhaplain 



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 
novel. LETTER FROM PEKING, she 
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. 


UJoicornsL £r J<aMwslL 


(Jllicers reporting for duty were; LCDR 
Ku, Ti Sheng, LT Kuan. Ting Yuan; LTJG 
Vuani, Chi Luan. all of the Chinese Navy; 
ENS Doris A Bond. NC. CSNR: ENS 
\Ttginia A. Manwiller, NC, C*SN R ; ENS 
joyev f». Willrout, NC, CSNK. all from 
rSNlI. St. Albans. L.L. N.Y.; LT Richard 
r. Mcl.aughlin. M(', USNR. from inactive 
duty: LT Stuart 11. iMartin, MC l*SNR, 
from eSNM. Corona, Calif. 


(icrald 
active: 

i;sN.. 

CAPT 
Orthopedic 
Ilarr)- 


ENS Mollic Inzunza, NC, USNR, from 
L'SNIL Bethesda. Md.; LTTG Ann E. 
Meyer, NC. USNR, from NavMedUnil, 
Tripler Army IIo-t)ital, San P'rancisco; LT 
* I E. ( rary Jr.. MC, USNR. from in¬ 
duty; CAPT Arthur I>. Schultz, MC, 
from USMl. St. Albans, L.L, N.Y.; 
John J. Ricflcr, MC, USN. from 
riospital, Los Angeles; LT 
C. Gibbons Jr., MC, I’SNR. from 
TISNII, Bainbridge, Md.; Cl I M ED.SERV^- 
WRN T Cary W. Ogilvic Jr., from l^SNH, 
Yoko’iuka, Japan ; LT Clyde D. Hawley, MC, 
US-V. from I'S.NM, (’orona, Calif. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duty wcic; 
Jamc> Plumtree. 1IM3, from 1 SNIl, San 
Diego, Gerald R. Tenncll, II M2, and Rus¬ 
sell il. Ccderlund. Jr., 11 M2, both from Task 
13028, NavSbipYd. San Francisco; 
A. Nigrr>, HA, and Darren Y. Koser, 
|»oth from nC,S, Buinbridge, Md. ; Les- 
fCa>.lry, from NAS, Alam«*da; Rtdjrrl 
W. Ligon. IIN, from ('SNS. T.I. 

if.\\ Eldon \V. Oxley, Bolihy D. Lord. 
.Vlrrle \V. Snider. Manuel R. N'ijlarmon, 
Douglas L. Dick, Tboiims Noll, Floyd N, 
Smith. Robert 1.. Parr, Dennis R. Bushman, 
Robert L. Collado. Richard Rodrigue/., 
Ch »rI <-4 IL Sellars. Bobby W. Stewart. Jtdin 
\V Young Jr., and Robert R. Maedcr. all 

from IK'S. San Diego , ^ i 

I1N*8 C/fjrdon T. Benbam. Darrel VV. Ciood 
win. Thom;.s I). MH oy, J"'*". 

Kcnnrlli W, Strwart. Tl.omas \\ Motl ami 
.Michael nuzcnclinc. all from I'SN". 

W-mb • I.a Dieii Barnes, I IN, from 
San Diego; Harry IC Ball, 11X12, 
Marine Division; Cioiizale*; M. 


1 ^nil 

Mary 

HN. 

lie R 


erton, 
USNII 
from 


Third 


And ICO, 

(Ifficer: 


Di 


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DN, NTC. San mvfio 

rlctaclK.) were; IJ (xorfir 
II, ..„m Mf ILSN, lo NavSfa. ArKwitia. 

Lr'i<.ynio,ui j. Mun.>..v. 


M( , USNR. to inactive duty; LT Bertha V, 
Kerr. MC. I'SNH, Portsmouth. Va.; LT 
Clyde M. Woods. MC. USNR. to Naval 
School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, Fla.; 
LT Grelchen S. Hill. NC, ILSN, to NAF, 
Monterey, Calif. 

Enlisted personnel detached were: Roger 
T. jaimeyfiehl HM3, to t^'SNH. Jacksonville, 
Fla.: Efren L. Reyes, MN, to .SO Fell St., 
.San Francisco; Henry R. Caneva, HMC, to 
N.avRcsTracen. Fresno, C'alif. ; Leo C. Sten- 
zcl, II N, to Camp I.cjcunc, N.C. 


Ituiup S>protrpfl 

Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTEST^NT 
SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Bihle Study, Tuesdays, 121S-1245, 
Bldg. 133 


CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
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 
\\’edncsd.iy 


rUAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


KA\ Y RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sunday* 

lots 


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 owTi description, “a dh-ty 
little yum-yum girl” and she plies] 
her trade at the Nam Kok in Brit- I 
ish Hong Kong. But however you' 
feel about Suzie, you will not re¬ 
main indifferent to her; she is wise i 
and bitter, and has, at the same time ] 
the charm and naivete of a child. j 

In the book THE HILLS OF BEV¬ 
ERLY, Libble Block has written, 
rather in the manner of a sev¬ 
enteenth century diarist, about the | 
life of the "court” at Beverly Hills. I 
where monarchs and princelings car- ! 
ry on theii' business battles by day, > 
and seek pleasure with their lovely, 
pampered ladies by night. Tlie fine 
and unusual style of her writing, as 
well as the popularity of her subject, 
are sui’e to make this one of the real¬ 
ly successful books of the year. 

I 

And for tho.se who have fallen vic¬ 
tim to the mid.summer slump, what 
greater news could there be than the 
announcement of a new book by Pat¬ 
rick Dennis? In the book 'FHE PINK 
HOTEL, wiltten w’ith Dorothy Ei- 
sklne, the author gives us a mad 
clironicle 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 C ross Trainees 
To Finish Course, 
Leave Hospital 

Four Red Cross trainees will finldi f 
their four weeks’ orientation course ' • 
here on 9 August and will then report • 
to other hospitals for duty. 

Mar>’ Bricher of Cottage Grove 
Ore., a graduate of Dominican Coi- ‘' 
lege, San Rafael; Margaret Gray. ’ 
Walnut Creek, graduate of the Col- 'jis 
lege Of Arts and Crafts. Oakland;'^ 
and Patrician Donovan, who is fronr 
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-' 
Force Base Hospital. 

Misses Bricher and Gray are recre- ^ 
ation workers. Misses Donovan and :i- 
Heimerdinger. junior case aides. 



Jack .4sbury, .41>1, received a Letter 
of Appre<iation from Admiral Owsley 
for his services on 41.4 from 12 March 
195(5 to the present time. “.4lthough 
j’ou have heen in patient statuJs un¬ 
der treatment for a severe fracture of 
the hip. you have done an outstand¬ 
ing job in handling ward clerical and 
secretarial work. You have iM-^en ex¬ 
ceptionally ooopcrati.vc with the 
nursing staff and have been most 
helpful In promoting harmony on the 
ward.” the CO’s letter said. 

5'ou are still in the mood for laughter . 
let us recommend DOUGH. RAY. 
AND ME. the adventures of a fam¬ 
ily who gave up social seemity fof i' 
home on the range It is. by the wuy. 
by Pat Kilmer 



















































OAK LEAF 



Page Three 


SadJtluhjuJtL 


-March comes In like a lamb and 
; goes out like a lion" ior vice versa) 

I oak Knoll’s draftees are prepar¬ 
ing to go out In a roar. A pardon from 
uncle Sam will make it possible for 
1 the December draftees to get out 
. jjyee months early and the March 
1 crew five months early. 

Jack Owens. DT3, will be the first 
to leave and will join the retired 
;' ranks on Tuesday. Following him in 
15 g j^hort while w'ill be his fellow Dental 
Diiane "Gus" Gustafson and 
Dick Rhoads, who will take his flag 
‘hat proclaims him Oak Knoll’s 
greatest athlete. Not to be outdone 
are the Pharmacy team of Hawk. 
Worhatch,^ Pagano, McClarney and 
.eCrone. Inc., who are rapidly re- 
iOving their “shingles" from the 
.alls. The picture of Cosmas and 
,||:,,jainian will remain. 

Ufraid of being left behind are 
gt^rge Curtis. Floyd Evans, Don 
.i^hheider, Jess Valdez, Warren 
Brown, Bill Gross, Lee Konczak, 
’Win’py” Miller, and Norman Savoie. 
^ ^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- 
field of Disbursing, recently changed 
rates and is now one of four Waves 
• in the entire Navy with a draftsman’s 
late. Formerly a DK3, she passed 
‘ the test for DM3 after studying from 
lorrespondence courses. . . . When 
rrahsocean Aii- Lines’ new Lockheed 
Super Constellation left Oakland for 
'Honolulu on 23 July, Helen Zlibin’s 
r )ther 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, 
has 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. 

WEDDING OF THE WEEK unit¬ 
ed Cynthia Todd. HN, currently an 
OR student, and Stanley Cline, HM2, 
the CO’S driver, in a double ring cere¬ 
mony in Portei;ville on 19 July. The 
newlyweds honeymooned in Los An¬ 
geles. 

‘ INCIDENTAL INTELLIGENCE: 

• Seven of the new interns—Doctors 
Allred. Celli, Cremona, Nieberding, 
Okel, Kay, and Christian—are single. 

I^IPE BEGAN’. . . on 19 July for 
_ en Charles Wiswell, 6 lb. 2 oz. 
^ of Raymond Wiswell, HMl, and 
l^^^e 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 Cai*ver 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. 

OAKNOLLUMNI: LCDR Annie 
Poytress has completed her coui'se in 
ho.spital nursing administration at 
the University of Indiana and has 
orders to the Station Ho.spital, Port 
Lyautey, French Morocco. 


t 

- .‘il 


Navy to Release 
15,000 by 1 Jan. 

Washington (AFPS)—The Navy 
has announced its present plans for 
a 15,000 strength cut by Jan. 1, 1958 
in accordance with Secretary of De¬ 
fense Charles E. Wilson’s recent 
order. 

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¬ 
grams. 

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. 





» My wife and I had some words 
!j last night, but I never got to use 
mine.” 


Two Knoll Officers Hear 
Report on Health Drive 

LCDR John L. Young and LTJG 
L. F. Kiause represented Oak Knoll 
at a recent “Appreciation Luncheon” 
where the 1957 Federal Services 
Campaign for National Health Agen¬ 
cies was evaluated by members of 
the agencies concerned. 

Mr. 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¬ 
tributions. 

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 Cere¬ 
bral Palsy Association. American 
Cancer Society and American Heart 
Association will also shai-e in the 
1958 di'ive. 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 beginning their second of 
twelve months’ training in the various services, while two dental interns are 
fast becoming oriented to the hospital and the Nav.v. The newcomers are 
i (front row, left to right) Doctors Allred, Benoit, Cremona, Celli, Collier; 

(second row) Doctors Tibbetts (DC), Fox, Loew, Lee, Bouterie; (third row) 

' Doctors Okel, Thomas, Christian. Burr, Ozawa, Neiberding; (top row) 
j Gramlich, Fortenberry, Hill, Strange, Beach and Giles (Dental). 

I New Interns, 20 Medical, 2 Dental 
Now on Duty in Various Services 

I Twenty medical interns and two LTJG Joseph D. Lee, Hanna. Wy- 
dental interns reported to Oak Knoll oming. University of Colorado: LTJG 
I recently for a year’s training and are Albert G. Loew Jr., Swissvale, Pa., 
i now rotating through the various Georgetown University: LTJG Paul 
services before becoming full-fledged H. Neiberding, South Ft. Mitchell, 
doctors. Ky., University of Cincinnati: LT 

The new medical interns are LT James L. Okel. Montgomery, Ala., 
Dallas C. Allred. Alma, N.M., North- University of Alabama: LTJG Ken- 
western University: LTJG Fi’ed L. neth H. Ozawa. St. Helena, Calif., 
Benoit III, Yakima, Wash., Univpr- College of Medical Evangelists: LT 
sity of Washington: LT Thorns^ B. Ro’cert E. Strange. Marion, Ind., In- 
Beach, Chicago, Ill., 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. Buit, 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- _ i ^ ^ j. i 

erick J. Cremona, Calvert. Tex., Bay- TO UC MsOICdl Faculty 
lor University; LTJG Ralph M. For- CDR Gale Clark, Head of Oak 
tenberry, Hattiesbuig, Miss., Univer- Knoll’s Neurosurgery Branch, has 
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- 
LTJG David I. Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y., cal School. San Francisco, for the 
Jefferson Medical College. coming year. 


Officers, Wives Invited 
To Attend Melodrama 

Oak Knoll officers and their wives 
are invited to see “The Curse of an 
Aching Heai't” (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, 



Kip Taylor, former Oregon State 
mentor, has the final solution for the 
regulation of big-time football: one; 
squad for offense, one for defense— i 
and one to attend classes. 


NEW UROLOGY TECHS-CAPT Ftlz-Jol.n Weddell Jr.. Eveeutive Of 
■eer. presents Roger Jaimeyfield. HM3, a Certifeate of Speelai Instruetion 
for eompletmg the s.x-month Urology Teehnieians Seh«,l, „l,|ie his ,eU„w 
graduate Leo .Menzil, HN, looks on. ,Vt the ri-'ht is CDR R n 
Assistant Chief of Urology. Jaimeyfield has been IransferKd fo NAS TaTk ‘ 
sonville, Fla., and Stenzil was sent to Camp Lejeune. N.C. 





























Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



All Stars Win 
Handicap Loop 
As Bowling Ends 


Fridcry, 2 August . 195 ' H 

(pMvjutwA. 


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 \oung, 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, Prank 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. 

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. 

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 grroup trip should con¬ 
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¬ 
tion. 


Camp Cloudbm'st, 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 Cloudbiu'St con¬ 
sist of 17 pyramidal tents equipped 
with stoves and a limited number of 
iron bun^; portable water trailers, 
outdoor picnic tables, fireplaces and 
camping space for those who own 
trailers or tents. 

Sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses 
and lanterns must be fui'nished 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 
Theater. 

A minimum of 14 days advance no¬ 
tice will be required in writing and 
a reply will be returned to assiu'e 
confirmation of all requests. 

Interested personnel may obtain 
the required application and further 
infoiTnation from Special Services. 


The league-leading All Stars closed 
out the Men’s Handicap Bowling 
League victx)rlously as they swept 
three games from the 5-Plns 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 MePadden’s 180-528 series and 
moved into third place over the 
losers. The Kapers also closed out 
their season with a sweep by winning 
tliree from the 8-Balls. 

In previous games. Bob Norby 
bowled the highest game in three 
I years with a 256 (scratch), as the 
I 5-Plns won three straight from ALD. 
j 'The Rambling Amps won two from 
! the Kapers. 

The official closing of Oak Knoll’s 
bowling season will take place at the 
CPO Club on Thursday, 8 Aug. with 
the awarding of trophies at 2100. A 
buffet dinner will be served at 2000. 

The bowling alley will now be 
clo.sed 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. 


Tonieht, 2 Aueusi 

i rKK nmyx iliaou-Tu n.-.>wor.i - 

Kobert Milchuni. There arc a few w- a 
believe in 11 cl!. ^ 

Saturday, 3 Aurust X 

Tllh TEXDICK TUAI* Frank . 

Oebbic Reynulils. Frankie 
house and hi!» black book jujil for uXu 
Sunday, 4 Aueuat ’ ' 

*MICN Henry Fonda, l>et 
Lobh. (.iven excellent rating. The pictui 
poiius out Haws in our judicial sy.Mem, 
t. Monday, S August 

HACM.ASII Ricli:ir<l Wulmark. Oottn^ 
Ke«l. Souii<l.< like a t.eMer than aver*, a 
.shoot em up. 

Tuesday, 6 August 

T) IE \ I N TACiF—John Kerr, Pier .Angd 
1 -t*^*'*’^^* Should be giKnl since Pern * 
and Kerr arc top-flight actors. 

Wednesday, 7 August 

l-awrcncc, John Ernm': 
Kronos is un<loubtedly some monster.^ ^ 
fcrably from outer spjicc. Sdunds more lik i 
the magic ingrcflicnt in a new tooihpavt- ‘ * 
Thursday, 8 August 

( IXDEREI.LA—Wall Disney is the at 
and only pi'oduccr who nev’cr present^^ m 

lemon to the moviegoer. 

Friday, 8 August 

THE MACllELOR PARTY—Don Murra: 
Carolyn Jones. Attempts to capture ij 
realism oj “Marty.** 

Saturday, 9 August * 

PILLARS OF THE SKY—JefT Chandfeg 
the hero, \\ ar«l Rond his sidekick 
Dorothy Malone is the lovely girl who 
sign her check’s with JciTs name at . 
end of the movie. *■ 


The turtle lives ’twixt plated deckSi 
Which practically conceal its U 
r think it clever of the turtle ? 
In such a fix to be so fertile. * • 

—NAS? i 


The trouble with a kitten is 
THAT 

Eventually it becomes a 
CAT. —NAS^ 



Awards to Be Given 
In Writing Contest 


CDR R. C. Jaquess, Public Work.s Officer^ presents lAJslie E. Spect t- 
Transportation a Road Test Examiner’s Certificate which authorizes, him I 
conduct this examination and to issue Government Vehicle Operator’s Pel 
mits. Melvin Fowler, his supervisor, looks on. Scoring lOO'r on the exai 
also earned Spect a Letter of Commendation signed by William A. Folej 
director of the 12th Civil Ser>ice 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. 
Mr, 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 sui’vived by his wife 
and an 18-year-old daughter. 


Pay Schedule 


outlay, 5 AukusI— AM paliciit cnlistpil per- 
sonncL 

liuratlay, IS August-Officcr.s and «.ta(r-in- 
lislcd personnel. 

lesday. 20 August — All paticnt-cniisied 
|)CTSonncl. 


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¬ 
gram. 

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 
submff. 

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 Progiam, a Navy 
and Civil Service requirement de¬ 
signed to avoid selection of drivers 
who are not competent. 

EJxperlence 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 rec<yg- 
nlzed and for this reason, all who 
receive a Government Vehicle Op¬ 
erator’s Permit must pass (Da wTit- 
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 t^ 
Civil Service Commission’s Tralninj 
Program with a perfect score ar^' 
received the Commission’s Road Tea 
Examiner’s Certificate, which au¬ 
thorizes him to conduct examiB|* 
tlons and issue Government Vehi(Je 
Operator’s Permits. 

The licensing program is beinj 
held only one day a week, usually ® 
Mondays. Anyone required to drl'»* 
Government vehicles should ai® 
range with Transportation to 
Mr. Spect administer the requl^ 
test, either for Initial licenidn?’®- 
renewal of his operator's permit. 







































Vol. 19, No. 17 



UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSP ITAL, OAKLAND, CALIFORN IA 

LTJG Wimberly 
Cited by CO, 
Mutual 


Friday, 16 August, 1957 


f Asked to pose for the hospital photographer, Admiral Charles A. 
k r Lockwood (center) quickly supplied this picture, which shows liim in an 
I ■ appropriate setting.- With two other “old submariners,” ADM Francis S. 
i\'Low, left, and FADM C. W'. iVimitz, he stands in the attack center of the 
-luclear-powered submarine USS NAUTILUS during its cruise out of San 
jj^rancisco on 24 June—just a few days before Admiral Lockwood became a 
Hfrpatient here. 

Admiral Lockwood Still Submersed 
(In Work) Despite Recent Illness 

Admiral Charles A. Lockwood should be writing this himself, and 
i., 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; 

: ZOOMIES, SUBS, and ZEROS, and THROUGH HELL AND DEEP 
' 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- ♦ — 
l)rwood movie studio on one of their 
scripts for a picture concerned with 
^ the subject he knov«s so well. 

■ j Admiral Lockwood had never con¬ 
sidered writing until he had a story 
*‘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 
Pacific. 

"The submarine service had been 
l‘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 fii’st book was 
published. Admiral Lockwood met his 
partime boss. Fleet Admiral Nimitz. 
on a 'TV show in San Francisco. "He 
jump)ed 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 wrlt- 
(Continued on Page 4) 


New WAVE Director 

CAPT Winifred R. Quick is the 
new director of the Waves, having 
succeeded CAPT Louise K. Wilde on 
9 Aug. 


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 
1954. 

“Your excelient work in preparing 
station orders and instruction reflects 
your wide knowledge of Navy regula-- 
tions and hospital procedures and 
has been of gieat 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- 
I tion for his services as a nonresident 
' Director of the Navy Mutual Aid As- 
I sociation. 

The letter tells the story of Mr. 
Wimberly’s accomplishment: 

Dear Mr. Wimberly: 

Your performance record as our 
Monresident Director at Oakland is 
truly an amazing one. When we last 
wrote you in July I9S7 / believe we told 
you that CAPT Huntsinger (now re¬ 
tired) was the only Medical Service 
Corps officer whose record surpassed 
your own. Mow / am pleased indeed to 
advise you that with 32 applications to 
your credit, your production record ex¬ 
ceeds that of all Monresident Directors 
throughout the entire Mavy. In other 
words, you are leading the field of more 
than 1100 Directors serving on board 
533 ships and stations of the Mavy, Ma- 
(Continued on Page 3) 




CAPT Clark 

Dr. Gale Clark 
Named Captain 

CDR Gale G. Clark, head of the 
Neurosurgery Branch since 1953, has 
been promoted to the rank of cap¬ 
tain. 

Dr. Clark’s Navy experience dates 
back to his undergraduate days when 
he “saw the world” as a Quarter¬ 
master. Second Class, in the active 
reserve. In 1938 he earned his B.A. 
from the University of Wisconsin and 
I four years later his M.D. from the 
I University of Cincinnati Medical 
j School. He was commissioned in 1943 
a ter completing his intemship at 
Presbyterian Hospital. Chicago. 

I The new captain had a year’s work 
in general surgery at U.S. Naval Hos- 
I pital. Bethesda, Md., and has since 
I had postgraduate training in neuro- 
j surgery at Huntington Memorial 
I Hospital, Pasadena; Presbyterian 
I 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. 


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Assistant Administrative Officer Receives Commendation From Admiral 


DAV Ladies to Be Hosts 
For Lunch, Ballet 

Oakland’s DAV Auxiliai'y No. 7 will 
host 12 patients and staff members 
at a potluck lunch at Stern Grove. 
San Fiancisco, and a performance of 
the San Fiancisco Ballet on 25 Au¬ 
gust. 
































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U. S. NhvbI Ho»pitol. Ookland. Californio. 


CAPT Officer. 

icmir \v”m" Officer. 

l.CUI< G. v\. Mo^rl^on, MSC, USN, Adminiatrativc Officer 
Editor: Christopher E. Eckl, JOSN. vjinecr. 

nd?.o*,- Fa'’}'’- ‘’"‘"J?'’ ' "oviand Bennett. MC. USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

I hotoitruphcrs; Slonley Smith. MMC. John M. Simms, HMC. Cnrl Stevenson H\ll 
Con.nbu.ors of the Week: The American Red Cross. Mrs. Em,;:i Be'Vcr? Ubrnrili; 

*'* 1 ®^. '* ® scmimonlhly publication produced commercinllv oi no cost to the Govern 
••TK o V®?** ’*“»> NAVEXOS P.3S. Rev. July, 1953. Oocern- 

AlmeiPp' •'*“* Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Jenr^nt'eT J.ho**, i" ‘hi* Publicotion moy not be 

^ 'Vithout the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service 
Contributions from both staff ond patients are welcomed and should be oddressed to The Editor 
of The Oak Leal. U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland 14, California. 


Vol. 19 

Friday, 16 August, 1957 

No. 17 

t + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 


GOD - CONTROL 

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 eflfects. 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. HLs 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 
unstable. 

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 
IN ’THEE.’’ 

LT DWIGHT P. ZELLEIR, 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.’’ 


linittr ^rroirra 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 

PROTESTANT 
SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

Uiblc Study. Tuesdays. 1215-1245, 
Dldgv 133 


CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
0600, 0830 

daily mass and KOSARY at 1145 
Confessions before Mass 
Saturday—1900 
Any other time upon request 
Catholic Oratory in Back of Chapel 

Choir Practice 1930, Main Chapel 
VV'cdnesday 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67A 


Hue lA and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 



“A.s any fairly conducted Gallup 
poll will show,’’ say.s 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 cla.ssics in W'it YOU CAN'T 
GET THERE PROM HERE; espe¬ 
cially after reading in the poem. The 
Literary Scene: 

I In a kindlier age. writers ate high 
on the hog 

If they wrote books entitled LIN¬ 
COLN’S DOCTOR’S DOG 
Now I hear that a scientist in a 
Yorkville rathskeller ^ 

Has devised an infallible title fof a 
modern best seller. 

It’s so obvious that when I repeat 
it I cry “Ach Himmel!” 

HOW TO THINK POSITIVELY 
WHILE CLIMBING AN UN¬ 
DERSEA MOUNTAIN TO IN¬ 
TERVIEW A FEMALE, 
or this briefer gem 
The Marquis de Sade 
Wasn’t always mad 
What addled his brain 
Was Mickey Spillano. 

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 
proved. 

They would have known, had they 
not been confused. 

He's Innocent, until he is accused. 


Friday, 16 August, 19 57 

Red Cross Offers 
Spanish Classes 


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 fui'nished 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 
technicians. 

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¬ 
ciated. 

CAPT P. S. Keeler. USN 
Chief of Staff to the 
Commandant 


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 
HOW TO BUILD AN ORANGE 
CRATE PROM OLD PIECES OF 
FURNITURE. Here you will find 
some sound advice on how to start 
snioking, 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 
Cluett. 


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 w'ay 
into a wooden head. 


Ambidextrous—Able to pick with 
equal skill a right-hand pocket or a 


left. 


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, Richiu'd 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, chlvahy. 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. 


Were so enthusiastic about th, 
practical value of these se.ssions of ^ 
fered by Mrs. Claire Brewer rL 
Cross Volunteer, there’s no rea.^on 1, 
delay any longer in telling you' 3 
Conversational Spanish instructiJi 
IS held every Tuesday afternoon 31 
the Red Cross Lounge at 1300. 
Brev/er whose generous spirit of cwl 
operation makes these aftemooni- 
possible. is a veteran of ten veaiJ 
service to Oak Knoll. ' ^ 

T^’o other volunteers of long ex^ 
perience at thLs hospital are Mr B<tf 
Pearson and Mi-. William G. Sundg 
The.se gentlemen are really desert 
of special mention for the excellenj 
programs of movies and slides thtt 
present every week on the wards. Mr 
Pearson with 6 years’ seiwlce her 
has a collection of colored slide 
taken by him during many years o 
travel, and he presents a differe»i 
show every Thursday night. Mr. Su; 
din, who has been coming to the hv |. 
pital every Monday night for 13 yeai^ 
shows a varied program of sport ani 
comedy films, and is sponsored by^ *! 
D.A.V. and the Bill Irwin Post of tfe. 
American Legion. 

We wish to take this opportuultj"- 
to express a sincere appreciation q 
Shipstad and Johnson’s Ice Follie. 
for the many enjoyable visits to Win! 
terland. made possible these pas 
months. They have been very generS 
ous in showing this consideration 
our patients. 


Dr. Kurzrok Reappointec 
To UC Me<dicdl Faculh 

CAPT Milton Kurzrok, Head of 14 
Pediatrics Branch, has been re^ 
pointed Clinical Instructor in Pedi 
atrics at the University of CalifonHj 
School of Medicine. He is Attendiri 
Pediatrician on the medical staff^ 
the University of California hospital^ 


CAPT Kenney Selected 
For RADM Promotion 


CAPT Edward C. Kenney. M0 
USN, Commanding Officer of U. S 
Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md., haj 
been selected for promotion to Re^ 
Admiral, according to an ALNAV re: 
leased following President Eisenhop 
er’s approval of the selection boa 
recommendation. 


CAPT Schiff Selected 
As Cal Med Instructor 1 

CAPT Maurice Schiff, Head of tlui 
hospital’s Otolaryngology Bran^. 
has been named Clinical Instruct® 
in Otolaryngology at the UniverW 
of California Medical School. 


politeness — The 
h.vpocrLsy. 


most acceptaoie 


Callirig All Navy Nurses 
And Wave Officers 

Navy Nurses and Wave ofBcert 
at Oak Knoll are invited to a spe¬ 
cial Navy Nurses’ night to be 
sponsored by the NAS. Alameda* 
Officers’ Club on Thursday. 3' 
August. 

Happy hour, dancing, and 
smorgasbord will be on the piW^ 
gram. The hours; 1630 — ??? The 
place: NAS. Alameda. Club^ The 
hosts: Alameda’s bachelor oitioet*^ 






























































16 August, 1957 


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Before leaving Oak Knoll for the 
I^'aval School of Hospital Adniinistra- 
lion at Bethesda. Md., LCDR Arthur 
N. King, MSC, was presented a Letter 
of Appreciation for his services as 
'n instructor in the EST schooi. “You 
—1 .« demonstrated outstanding abil- 
- ^ In teaching epidemiology and 
bacteriology to ten successive classes 
_a total of'327 students. Your per- 
nance in earthing out the collat¬ 
eral duties of Sanitation Officer, 
Bacteriological Warfare Defense Of¬ 
ficer, and as a Summary Court- 
Martial Officer have effectively con¬ 
tributed to .the efficency of the 
command.*’ the CO’s letter read. 


^ HM's Needed as 
L Navy Pharmacists 


Corpsmen interested in attending 
Navy Pharmacy school should con¬ 
tact Staff Personnel, since the Bu- 
-eau of Medicine and Surgery is now 
. recessing 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 
Wend. 

Waivers will .be offered to those 
motivated for the school, even if the 
applicant may not meet all require¬ 
ments. 


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fi/uwmvA, 


1 .....^ Tonight, 16 August 
vSV ^ CROSSROADS — Stephen Mc- 
iiji k h Castle. OossroaUs can be 

jilA hell with crossroads. Take your 

'pick. 


Saturday, 17 August 
Mb RAF—Alan Ladd. L.add once again 
lca<L (he forces,of good over evil. The In- 
• fiians will lose naturally. 

/ Sunday, 18 August 

f'K—Nat “King” Cole, Gene 
airy. The King in his first dramatic role 
iKtts lost among Communist hordes. 

•riiL' Monday, 19 August 

— James Mitchell, 
voscmaric Bo we* Truth and justice prevail 

fj_ ^“^c^again. A re-run of the worst western 

rver shown at Oak Knoll. 

August 

If ^R*^*^^*^** Tracy, Katherine 

cpuurn. Women struggle against auto¬ 
mation. Machines are very* unattractive. 

, 't-NTLE.MEN .MARRY RRl’NETTES— 
Jeaniit Crain, Jane Russel). But they i.rt- 
n ‘‘f blondes. 

"riiu v 22 August 

Mill* TRIAI..—Charles Cohurn, John 

s. No ^jody-goodys in tliis town. 

|{I\ u o.c 23 August 

Ouitii Millaiid, Anthony 

iltl! V*'**^”*! *be criminal attem|)ts to 
I ^“ton for a ride. Movie is protluccd 
and directed hy AUretJ E. Newman. 

A kice 1.1 24 August 

tier n ■ ' M ^ ^P— ‘Robert Wag- 

it niu Hunter. Virginia Lcilh. Death 
'» always a bitter kiss. 


I WHAT NEXT? DEPT.: There 
wasn’t anything in station orders 
that said honses aren’t allowed on 
the compound. So when three young 
equestrienne.s cantered up to the 
Main Gate last Friday and asked to 
see a patient on 66A, 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¬ 
sion. 



Six of Oak Knoll’s civilian employees were recently presented cash awards 
I for out-standing performances and beneficial suggestions under the Incen- 
I live Awards Program. They are (left to right) John Guiney, Blanche Wilsie, 
Elisabeth Winsby, Beverly Miller, Ewald Meier and Edna Bourdase. 


WEDDINGS'OF THE WEEK—two 
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 ‘ISA will 
claim Carol Haskins of Greenbay, Wis., 
as his bride. Father Tatty will officiate 
at both ceremonies. 


BENEFICIAL SUGGESTION — 
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 Peed 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. 


RANDOM SIGHTS & SOUNDS: 
Navy Exchange patrons exclaiming 
over the long-anticipated new corat 
colored tables and chairs in the cafe¬ 
teria . . . ENS Jane Hinckley. MSC, 
sewing on her JG stripe . . . LT Arthur 
D. James being sworn into the USN 
. . . Doreen Chapman, HM2, .HA A at 
Wave Qtrs., re-enlisting for another 6 
. . . Ethel Brooks, secretary to Captain 
Roudehush, 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 Lakes . . . 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 V. 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. 1*4 
oz. boy for Thomas Crumbley. NP 
Staff corpsman and wife, Eleanor, 
former staff WAVE. 


Letter Praises Efforts 
Of LTJG C. O. Wimberly 


(Continued from Page 1) 
rine Corps and Coast Guard! 

I have taken the liberty of bringing 
this matter to the attention of our Pres¬ 
ident, Admiral Arleigh Burke, and I 
have recommended that he forward, 
th rough your commanding officer, a per¬ 
sonal letter of appreciation. This you 
wilt 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. That 
is, we believe you could give us some 
pointers on how to present Navy Mu¬ 
tual Aid more effectively. We should 
certainly be pleased to receive any ideas 
you may have on this subject with a 
view to presenting them to our Board 
of Directors. 

Sincerely, 

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 
Owsley. 

Receiving $200 awai'ds for out¬ 
standing pterforrnances of duty were: 
Beverly Miller. Civilian Personnel; 
Ewald Meier, Security Division; Elis¬ 
abeth Winsby, Personnel and Rec¬ 
ords; Blanche Wilsie, EENT, and 
Ekina Bourdase, Office of the Admin¬ 
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 
equipment. 


Dr. Reifehstein Named 
To Post at St. Mary's 

CAPT George H. Reifenslein, Head 
of Cardiology, has been appointed I 
director of medical education at St. | 
Mary’s Hospital, first private institu- i 
tion in San Francisco to establish j 
such a full-time position. 

Dr. Reifenstein will join the St. , 
Mary’s staff on 1 Sept, after he has j 
completed his tour of duty at Oak 
Knoll. ' 

Dr. Reifenstein is a graduate of 
Syracuse University College 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. i 


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 
day.” 

A free buffet supper and refresh¬ 
ments will be served. 


Regulars, Reservists 
To Set 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 w'ere 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. 




































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) eonj..i 
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 jfind on the 
sixth was lost with all hands. 

Although the Admiral enjoys lend¬ 
ing Hollyw'ood 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 
OF THE SEA. 

“The actor who played my part has 
a fine cleft chin,” the Admir-al com¬ 
mented. 

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 Pi’isoners 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. 


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¬ 
structors. i 

Completing the beginners course 
I were Billy and David Hood. Linda ^ 

1 Wright, Patricia Clayton, John 
I 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, I 
Paul and Mac Doolan, Janet Barbor, 
Martin Asberry, David and Jimmy 
Wilson, Lem and Rosalyn Moorman. 

Intermediates finishing the course 
were Susan Smedberg, Ro.se Mary 
O’Connell, Jim and Ed Harris, Marie 
Ann and Billy Kuziara, Cathy Young, j 
I Andy McKinney, Linda Boyd. Jack. ^ 

. Jim and Joan Potter, Charles and 1 
' Tcm Cavaiani, Debby Price, Donna | 
j Nations and Jim Coltharp. 

Administration Course! 
Offered by Oakland JC 

i An extension course in Executive 
j Housekeeping for hotels, hospitals, 
and other Institutional and industrial 
establishments is being offered at 
I Oakland Junior College Laney Eve- 
^ ning Trade School for the fall semes- 
! ter, beginning 18 September. 

The curriculum will include orien- 
I tation for a career in administration, 
organization of hospital and hotel 
I housekeeping, personnel manage- 
I ment, training employees, supplies 
I and equipment, business methods in 
housekeeping, principles of decora¬ 
tion, safety and fire prevention tech¬ 
niques, linen conti’ol, and special san¬ 
itation problems. 

Further information is available at 
the Training Office, Civilian Person¬ 
nel, for those Interested. 


At home in Monte Serrano, a new- 
' incorporated city outside Dos 
atos, the Admiral raises prunes. 
iscu.sses civic affairs with Mrs. Lock- 
ood (who serves as a councllwoman) 
ad retired Admiral Thomas B. In- i 
11 s, (the mayor), and watches his; 
lil'dren and grandchildren grow. I 
The Lockwoods have two sons, 
hades A., in. who. after three ye^s , 
I the army, is living in Albany with 


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 Re.serve, 
now third officer on a Standard Oil 
tanker. Their daughter, Phyllis, is a 
.senior at Los Gatos Union High 
School. 



WHAT? ME WORRY? Jack 
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. Forhand St.. Long Beach, 
holds a Bachelors of Science from 
San Jose Slate College and plans to 
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 
the fool. 


Legal* Joins Security; . 
Moves to Ward 74B i 

Oak Knoll’s law enforcing agencfe- * |i; 
now occupy the same lair with ti« 
mbving of the Legal Office to 74i t i4»1 
to quarters adjoining Security. ' ■ 
The former Legal Office, Bldg. 10’ ; 
lias been redesignated as the Identi-j ib 
fication and Pass Office. Futme ap- ’ 
plications for military, civilian anc 
dependents ID cards will be directed,*i- 
to this office for processing and veil-, 
fication. ^ • 

-| 1 ^ 

Bowling Alleys Open',-^ 

After Face Lifting ^ 

Oak Knoll’s bowling alley has been i.,' 
reopened since overhauling of the ’ 
lanes has been completed. New tele , 
j scores were also added in the fac( 
lifting. . 

Women interested in forming i- - 

summer handicap league can make,-tl 
use of the finished lanes by contact¬ 
ing Jerry O’Neill at Ext. 311 or Jim ’ 
Hicks at Ext. 592. 

- il 

Tickets On Hand for 
Fireman's Ball, Show 

1 Tickets are available at Special.• 

, Services for Knollites Interested in :)j| 
attending the Variety Stage Shcwt'"' 
and 26th Fireman’s Ball on 10 Aug,^-. 
and for the Fireman’s Protective :: 

1 Fund Show on 20 Sept. Both events,, 
will be’held in the Oakland Audito- |jj[ 
j rium. 


(jJsdcomiL 6r J<aMwsiL 


LT Leo 


Officers reporting for duly were; I 
R. Itrown, MC. VSN, from I’SXll. l^rem- 
erton. \V'a>h.; LTJ(i Eleanor A. Brusetti. 
.\(\ rSNK. and LTJG MildretJ L. Weeks. 
NT. rSNK. both from rSNll. St. Albam. 
L.I.. N-Y.; CDK I»ib E. Suiter, MSC, 
l/SN, from Naval Medical School. Rcthesda. 
.Md.; LT Arthur James, MC, CSXR, from 
C(), Sub Squiul No. 6, Norfolk, Va.; LT 
John S. Murphy, MSC, USN, from CSS 
BOX HOMME RICHARD tCVA-3L) 

LT Charles N. Williams Jr., MC. CSX, 
from I’SXH. (.irc.at Lakes» 111.; LT Frank 
O. Raasch Jr., MC‘, CSXR, from CSXIL 
Corona; LTJ(* Fredrricka 1. R.’iinc, XC, 
CSXR, from paiirnl status; LT Roy A. 
W’^iggins Ji’., MC, CSXR, from flSNll, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; LT Frederick C. Wucst, 
MC, CSXR. and LT Luciu.s A. ILirrison 
Jr., MC, l^SX, both from l^SXII, Porls- 
nuuith, Va. ; LT Kathleen J Christensen, 
N( . l^SNR, and LT Ethel (‘. A. Eusebio. 
.\C, CSXR both from inactive fluty; LTJ(i 
Phyllis E, Baker, XC CSXR. from NAD, 
llawthomc, Nev. 

Enlisted |>ersonncl reporting for duty were; 
Glynn ('lardiuT. HM( . from PatRon, FPO. 
San Francisco; Xorman W. Fink, DX, Her¬ 
man C. Perkins. DN. and Robert Johnson, 
, DN, all from C'O, Snn Ibego; Carl R. But 
Icr, HMJ, from L^SNH, San Diego; Kay A, 
* Robertson, DKJ. from NAS Alameda; 
Esther L. Garrida, HA, Ann .Mokuoliai, HN, 
Loretta IVndleton, HN, all fre^m H( S, Bain- 


bridge, Md. 

llN‘s William C. t Godfrey Jr-. John J. 
Dawson. John- Patterson Jr.. Kenneth F- 
Oliveti, \Villiam K. Cannon, Jerr>‘ L. CasMi, 
Ion F. (iray. Donald E. Howell, Glen I 
Lynch, Eugene J. Mauhlin. Donald L. M<| j 
Kav. Thomas McKnight. Peter F. Sheridar, t 
Wilbert L. Wright, Roger W. F-spelding. i f c 
from DCS. Sun Diego. ^ I 

OlTiccrs detached were: CHMEDSF-’ 
W’RNT, \\-J. William Kuziani. to retire! 
list; LT Norman H. DeRniter, MC. CSNFv’ 
lo NavSrh of Aviation Medicine, PensacoU^ 
Fla. ; L( DR Arthur N King. MSC, ^ ^ 

to NavScRof Hospital Administration. Betn] 



linston. MC, I SN'R. to N-:,vSc1i ..( Avi.nit's 
Mc<)icinc, Pcns.-icob. Fla. 

Fnli.sU'il |>crsonnfl detachi**! wtre; r.r«e5i 
1.. Srailh, 11 MC. lo N.avRccSta. Tr«siU* 

1 1.1,id; W.illian, .1. Stripliti. 11 Ml, lo 15^; 
C.F.N. A. F. ANDERSON (TAP 11): 

U. .Murcf, llMl. to N.avFac, San Nichol^j^i 
M.-,n.l: IIM - Neil W. Wright. Oiffonl T 
I Martin, W alter J. Keren, a I to " 

, Monterey; Johnny .M- >cj<l'. 

I T1 : Ronald L. Hensley, UN. 'f, 

I llamson St .. .San Fnmci.'.co: 11 N *< 

1 Warner, Emil R Kreuger, 1 ;iul W W ri 
i N'onin 11. W eir, all to N.tvRadL.ih, S-^ 
I Francisco. ] 






























7ol. 19. No. 18 




CAPT John Price 

Dr. John J. Price 
Named Captain 

CDR John J. Price Jr., of Oak 
; 'CnoU’s Orthopedic Service, has been 
)romoted to the rank of captain. He 
las been a member 9 f the hospital’s 
^jtaff since 23 July 1954. | 

• A veteran of 15 years in the Navy, 
..ptain Price earned his bachelor’s 
degree at the University of Mississip- 
' pi and his M.D. from the University i 
)f,Louisville and was commissioned! 
I LTJG in the Medical Corps in 
\l$rch, 1943. He later had postgrad-, 
aate training in orthopedic surgery 
at Children's Hospital. Boston, Mass., i 
and had two years of residency train¬ 
ing at the USNH, Philadelphia, and! 
USNH, Chelsea, Mass. He was also a' 
resident in orthopedic pathology inj 
Boston. I 

•• During World War II he served 
,Wth the 116th and 31st Naval Con¬ 
traction Battalions in Hawaii and 
Japan and was aboard the USS 
CONSOLA'nON (AH-15) in the Ko¬ 
rean War. 

! Dr. Price, a native of Gulfport, 
•Mis.s., is a member of the American 
Medical Association and a Diplomate 
of the American Board of Orthope¬ 
dic Surgery. 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL, OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA 


Hospital to Host 
ACCMA Meeting 

Members of the Alameda-Contra 
Costa Medical Association will con¬ 
verge on the Oak Knoll Officers’ 
Club Monday evening 16 Septembei*, 
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¬ 
agnosis.” 

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¬ 
bers of the panel, moderated by Cap¬ 
tain Junnila, will be CAPT Robert O. 
Canada, Chief of the Medical Serv¬ 
ice; Dr. George P. Fraser, Civilian 
Consultant to the Radiology Service; 
CDR L. E. Watters, Head of Oak 
Knoll’s Isotope Laboratory, and CDR 
H. A. Jenkins of the Radiology Serv¬ 
ice 


Friday. 30 Auqu't. 


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 'IT 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. 



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 
Services. 


ISHMAEL, CAPTAIN AHAB AND STUBBS, better knowm at Oak Knoll as 
Dale Walker, HM3, CAPT George Reifenstein, Head of Cardiology, and 
Larry Johnson, HM3, pose with a 700 lb. whale’s heart they dissected at 
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. 

A Whale of a Tale 

Knoll Doctors. Corpsmen Turn 
Whalers in Unusual Expedition 

Two Oak Knoll doctors, two corps- 65 feet long and weighed 62 tons. 


"Birds 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 
V/illiams, Calif., as guests of the Oak¬ 
land Rod and Gun Club. 

On this safari, prospective hunters 
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, 


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- 
quai-ters following the hunt. Patients 
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 
fur ther information. 


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 
Cardiology. LT Richard Walton, a 
surgical resident, and HM3’s Larry 
Johnson and Dale Walker journeyed 
to San Pablo to the Del Monte Co., 
the last of the whaling companies in 
the country, and performed opera- 


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 
near future for a whaling expedition 
with the Del Monte Co. 

The “veteran” whalers agreed the 


tions on two whales. They were unusual and interesting_ 

guests of Dr. Prank G. Nolan, Holly- marred only by the whale’s repug- 
wood researchist. nant odor. 

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 
research by Dr. Paul Dudley White, 
the famous heart surgeon. 

Dr. Walton dissected a 700 lb, 


Cinerama To Be Shown 
At Special Prices 

Arrangements have been made for 
members of the Armed Forces and 
their dependents to attend a per- 
foimance of “Seven Wonders of the 

hoort 1 r ^ ■ World" for the special admission 

heart with valves a foot m diameter Pnce 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! Pij-st dates available stp 

'“"dissection, the patient was! 






























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U. S. Nov.l Ho.pitol, Oakland, Calilornia. 


OAK LEAF 


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“1 h n L I <»* . -- ^■■•■iiu ucrgcr, i.iDrarian. 

rnnfr;K.V.;* w*«nout the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service 

nbunona^rom both staff and patient* are wclwmcd and ahould be addressed to The Editor 
oi ine uak Leal. U. S, Naval Hospital, Oakland H, Calilornia. 


Vol. 19 

Friday, 30 August, 1957 

No. 18 

t + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 


TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE 
Herbert Spaugh of Charlotte, North Carolina, gives these commandments 
for a happy maiTiage, 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 youi' 
marriage you transfer your allegiance from your father’s house to 
your own. Keep it there and save trouble. 

3. Thou shalt make a famUy 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 tfy 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 I^rd 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 
responsibilities. 

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. 

Thou shalt regard children as God’s greatest gift. 'Treat them as 
such. 

LCDR GEORGE L. MARTIN, Protestant Chaplain 


10 . 


Like to Win $1000? Send Your Essay 
To Freedom Foundation Contest 


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 j 
book makes one laugh, and so on. i 
A reader can change or remain in' 
a certain mood by reading books. 
Mood-book relationsliips 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¬ 
ler. 

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 
niagazines. 

14) pro-hibition — the speeches of 
Carrie Nation. 

15) pro-South — “Gone With the 
Wind." 

16) pro-everything — stop taking 
tranquilizers. 

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 
perfect. 


Friday, 30 August, 1 95*' 

Orientation Info 
Will be Mailed 
To Future Staffers 


Something new was added to tht 
hospital’s services this week as r,h, 
first “Glad You’re Coming — Hertf 
What to Expect” communiques wer , 
mailed to doctors who will soon b ( 
reporting here for duty. 

With a letter from the CO goes 'i 
The hospital information bookie 
which outlines hospital services abl 
conveniences from B (for Bag Room 
to W < Watch Repair'Shop), ^ 2 ) 1 
copy of the Plan-of-the-Day. ( 3 ) 
est issue of the OAK LEAF, ( 4 ) ^ 
aerial view of the compound and • 5 , 
general information about the con 
munity—housing, shopping, recrea 
tion, etc. 

The same Information is being sei 
to Hospital Corps Schools at Gre. ■ 
Lakes, Bainbridge, and San Diego t 
that EM’S coming to Oak Knoll n 
have a preview of their future du' 
station. 


Red Cross to Offer 
Dog, Music Shows 


Here’s fun! It’s time for a montl^! 
visit of the Mt. Diablo Rod and Off. 
Club and we’re inviting you to jem 
us on September 12th for an enjoF-l 
able evening with this sportsmeai’i 
group. Their program wll include 
champion thoroughbred dog, pni ‘ 
through his paces to demonstrate 
what intricate training is necessari " 
for the techniques learned by guRM,. 


dogs to the blind. The demonstratioii; 


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 
awards. 

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 youi' Information 
and Education Officer. 


ItuitiP &pruirPH 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 
SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

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


CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
0600, 0830 

AILY 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 
Wednesday 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67A 


Bus to and from Chapel on Sundays 
1015 


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 reth-ing pharmacist’s plans for 
the future include hunting and fish¬ 
ing at the mountain retreat he and 
Mrs. Fi’ew have built above Volcano 
in tlie Mother Lode country near 
Jackson. 


Work is something you want to get 
done; play is something you just like 
to be doing. 


will be held betw’een Wards 41B r t*;; 
42A at 1900. i- 

A double treat occurs this montli’t ' 
on September 11 and 24. On th®# - 
dates visits by entertainers from thii j 
M usicians’ Union have been sched-' ;• 
uled for many wards. It’s a pleasur^ ^ 
to welcome these talented groups^ 
and we are sincerely grateful to Mr.; 
James A. Petrillo for arranging thei^. 
appearances and to Mr. Charles H. 1 
Kennedy, president of the MusiciansS 1 
Local ^6 for assigning the enter¬ 
tainers to Oak Klnoll twrice 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 
Red Cross Lounge. Mrs. Rose, a Red ■ 
Cross volunteer of many years, is an 
accomplished pianist and makes^ 
these sessions very worthwhile be¬ 
sides being lots of fun. 


Rum—Generically. fiery liquors that 
produce madness in total abstain¬ 
ers. 


Cat—A soft, indestructible automa¬ 
ton provided by nature to be kicked 
when things go wrong in the do-^ 
mestic circle. 


Pay Schedule 


What really flatters a man is that 
vou think him worth flattering. ' 

—Shaw 


Today, 30 August — OOicers and stad*<*T7- 
pei'sonncl. 

Thurstlay, 5 Srpicml>cr — All paticnl 
listed personnel. 

Monday, 16 September—OfRccr and 
li.^leti pcrsvmncl. 

Friday, 20 September—All patient•cn^^^J‘^'l 
per.sonnel. 



























































II 


YftAmr. 30 Auquat, 1957 


OAK LEAF 


Page Thxe^ 


ScuiiMidt 

“DON’T FEED ME MEATLOAF 
I WEEK” begins 2 September, In re- 
i aponse to the desire expressed in 
“Scuttlebutt” for the dedication of 
weeks for the betterment of mankind, 
, the Food Service Division is pleased 
to designate the week beginning 2 
September, 1957. as “Don’t Feed Me 
Meatloaf Week.” During this period, 
the space normally reserved to that 
l^^pprobrious item will be changed to 

• steak in an effort to titillate the pal- 
i ' ates of Oak Knoll’s citizens. For the 

* benefit of devotees of meatloaf, the 
; , ‘ Succeeding weeks will undoubtedly 

' • -return to the same old grind as one 
i' ^ choice from the selective menu, al- 
j though many plans are being made 
■ to offer variety and additional serv¬ 
ices. 

Commencing this week end staff 
■ and patients-eating In the hospital 
* dining rooms will find an eggs-to- 
^ prder breakfast served on Sunday 
;A;;Hornings until 1000. Other meal 
‘-g&urs remain unchanged. If patron¬ 
age justifies, the late breakfast will 
become a permanent service offered 
by the Food Seryice Division as part 
1 its active improvement program. 

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 
au emergency appendectomy. The young 
' marine, a Crow Indian from Lodge 
' Grass, Montanaj hain’t had a chance 
I to find out how brave he would be in 
i ' battle. "But / know Tm afraid of one 
iking,*' Not Afraid said in an exclusive 
interview this week, "Tm afraid of 
those needles they give you shots 
with." 



Miss Eley Returns 
To Oak Knoll As 
Recreation Head 

Winifred Eley has returned to her 
former position as Red Cross Recre¬ 
ation Supervisor at Oak Knoll, re¬ 
placing Dorothy Johnson who re¬ 
cently resigned to go into business in 
Oakland. 

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 retui n from overseas, since 
the training program is conducted 
here¬ 
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, 
Idaho. 




:| 


RANDOM SIGHTS & SOUNDS— 
A visitor completely defiated when 
he learned the Oak Knoll Steno Pool 
is not for swimming. . . . Patients 
switching to Camels, at least momen- 
.larily, when the R. J. Resmolds To¬ 
bacco Co. presented 1100 pvacks to the 
hospital last Friday. ... All hands 
^1 'looking forward to Monday, that day 
when everyone takes a holiday to[ 
I* celebrate the glory of honest Labor. | 
' . . . Catherine Hess making like an 

, f actress when District PIO's JOl Glen 
.1 Davis filmed a movie in Surgery fori 
Ease on his semiweekly Navy News-j 
' Pcast < KPIX 'Tuesdays and Thursdays; 
at 0825). . . •. Jim Mitchell, HN, back | 
to civilization after serving as “camp i 
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, 

PROMOTIONS were coming 
through thick and fast this week. Be¬ 
sides those mentioned elsewhere in this 
issue, LTJG's Nancy A. Jones and 

* ^orinf L. Mukle 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 

• LTJG, and CHMEDSERWRNT, W-3 

■ John A. Tabor was promoted to CH- 
, MEDSERW RNT W-4. l 

LIFE BEGAN on 25 August for Re¬ 
becca Louise Brown, 6 lb, 15^/4 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. 


With an assist from Edward Estrada, HM2. 4-year-oId Anthony Blanco 
demonstrates the “child immobilizer” for which James Snawder, left, and 
Ernest Severson of the Maintenance Division have received a patent. The 
chair holds the child in a comfortable position, while X-ray plates are 
sUpped into the frame at the side, back or front, depending on the “picture” 
to be taken. 

Children's X-Ray Chair Patented 
By Inventors Snawder, Severson 


O' Wives to Begin 
Fall Activities 
On 11 September 

'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 wall be the newly: 
elected officers and members of the! 
Board, | 

The Club Officers are Mrs. J. Q. 
Owsley, honorary president; Mrs. C. 
C. Houghton, president; Mrs. N. G. 
Lewis, vice-president; Mrs. D. M.j 
Scribner, recording secretary; Mrs. 
L. T. Moorman, corresponding secre¬ 
tary; and Mrs. C. F. Dinwiddie, treas¬ 
urer. 

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; 
Mrs. 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 j 
for a “child immobUzer” and James P. | 
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- j 
gestion Award, but only recently i 
their “new and useful inventic 
it is described by the Commissioner! 
of Patents) was “duly examined and 
adjudged to be justly entitled to a' 
patent under the law,” and the in- | 
venters became the proud posses-1 
sors of a handsome document bear- | 
Lng the red seal of the U.S. Patent 
Office. 

Children to be immoblized by the 
Snav'der-Severson invention are 
young patients who rep>ort 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 UB.” 
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 

LCDR David H. Hosp, currently 
undergoing residency training in Ra¬ 
diology, was recently promoted to 
commander. 

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 Chuns-min Chao, checked out to return to his duties at th. 

>" Tsoying, Formosa, he received not onh 
the Certiflcate of .Special Instruction given to foreign doctors who complet. 
their training here but in addition, a letter of commendation for his out 

Service, where he has showm him- 
self to be a capable and industrious doctor, a valuable surgical assistant 
and an untiring student of clinical and surgical orthopedics? Standing b 
when Admiral Owsley presented Dr. Chao these •souvLirs" of his vea’r a 
Oak Knoll were CAFTs E. R. Nell, John J. Rieder. and H. A. Streit (Chie 
of the Service), and LT's A. R. Ellingson and R W Taylor 



































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



Gridders Holding 
Workouts For 


League Opener 


Successfully completing the intermediate swimming: in Oak Knoll's “Sink 
or Swim” progrram 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, "Wimpy” Miller 
(instructor), Kathy Runyon, Janet Barbo, and Marcia Gerber. 



Eighteen gridders have "been hold¬ 
ing dally 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 Kerrigan. 

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 undergohig conditioning 
are James Duff. Jerry Bates, Ed 
Weitzeil, LeGrand Boyette, Robert 
Johnson. Herman Perkins, Jerry 
Marvel, Jimmy Mauldin, Ed Wojew- 
skl, Floyd Smith, Dave Burk, Dave 
Alba, Chuck Hanna. Nat Toliver, 
John Honsteln, Tony Leone, Bill 
Kelley and Bill Browm. 

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. 



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 Vieira, 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. 


Need Players, Coach 
For Basketball Team 


James E. Love, HMU received aj 
Letter of Commendation before hL 
recent transfer to duty with Militaiy 
Sea Transport Service, Fort Mason,] 
San Francisco, Calif. “While deUiled 
to the Physical Evaluation Board of] 
the Twelfth Naval District, you dis¬ 
played excellent qualities of judg¬ 
ment, reliability, and human under¬ 
standing ih the handling of cases ap¬ 
pearing before this board. As First 
Class Petty Officer in charge of the 
clerical and records ofiBce of th" 
Board you performed your duties Ir 
an outstanding manner,” the CO’s 
letter said. 


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 Ki'ings 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. 



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. 


Officers Will Have 
Las Vegas" Night 


// 


(pJawistwA, 


“Las Vegas Night” will be held at 
the OfiBcers’ Club on Friday, 6 Sept, 
from 1830 to 2400. Informal or west¬ 
ern dress will be the uniform of the 
night. 




Pi- 


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. 


(jJsdxDmsL &■ J'OhswBiL 


Officers reportinK for duty were LTJG 
Grace VV. La l oe, NC. USNK ; LTJG Rose 
C. Larsen. NC. USNR; ENS Loretta V. 
Kauna.s, NC, USNR, all from USNIl, St. 
Albans, L.I.. N.Y.; LT Katherine Keating. 
MSC, USN, from USNIl. Marc Island; LT 
Dorthca A. Gee. NC, USN, from USNMI, 
Drcincrton, Wa.sh.; LT JG Dorothy M. Cru- 
cka, NC. USNR. from NnvMcdl-hiit, Triplcr 
Army Hospital, San Francisco; LT Frank S. 
Blumcnthal. MC. USNR. from USNHI. Great 
Lakes. Ill.; LT Lansing C. Hoskins, MC. 
USNR. NavConstruction Battalion Center, 
Port Huenemr. Galif.; J9,_ 

Ryder, NC, l[SNR, from Nil. Ports, 
mouth, Va,: ENS Geraldine Huei. NC. US¬ 
NR. from USNIl. St. Albans, L.I.. • 

Enlisted personnel reportiiiir lor duty were 
IIA’s i/)is f. Martin. Della M. McDonald. 
IxiLs E. Eckdohl. Carol 1. DeUvedcr. H.N, 
Annie P. Daniels. HN. aO from HCS, Bain- 
bridsfc. Md.: M^ichacl F. n|' 

Richard I, \\ annR, I1M.L both from Ui>- 
NN.MC, Bctlie.sda. Md.: Leonard Buford. 
IIM2. from Com 12,Nn. .... . ^ 

II.N’s Richard L. Palichetii. Jimmie F. 


Land, Paul V. McClure. James M, Roten. 
Ronald R. Bcj^ley, Frederick \V. Coffey, 
Richard Hamilton, and nM3*s Donald L. 
Brandt, Alfred May Jr., all from HCS. San 
Dicffo. 

Officers detachcfl were LTJG Roberta 
Castleberry, NC, USNR, to inactive duty; 

I. T Alfred K. Rhodes. MC. USN, to USNIl. 
iiethoda, M<1.; LT Lucille Tucker, NC, 
USN. to USNIL Memphis. Tcnii.: LCDR 
R. L. Davis, MC, USN, to USNH. Guam; 
LT Irvinif Rappaport, MC, USNR, to I'SS 
BREMERTON (CA-IJO). 

Enlisted personnel detached were Simon 
Catan/.aro, HN, and Willie E. Ford, HN, 
to L^SNIL Yokosuka, Japan; Anthony M. 
VcRa. lUU, to CO. ComNavPhil: Roberta 
F. Thomas, 11N, to NAS. Alameda; Philip 

J. Smith, IIMC, to USS BRUSH (DD.7-15); 
James E. Ix:>vc., IIM|, to I*'ort Mason, San 
Fnincisco; Barbara N. Moorehcld. DM3, to 
USNS, TI ; David L. Jackson, 11N, Third 
Marine Division, Camp Pendleton. Calif. ; 
Robert C. Harrell. MM(\ to USS TICON- 
DEROGA (CVA H): W.alter H. Clayton 
Jr., II MC. to USS BIGELOW (DD 947). 


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" 
Armstrong. 

Saturday, 31 August 

I 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 DAW^N—Karl Malden, 
Natalie Wood. The title is the cry of the 
night corpsmen. 

Monday, 2 September 

STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND — James 
Stewart, June Allyson. Jimmy mav not be 
loo 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, Fr^ 
Astair. Plenty of dancing and romance in 
this fairv talc. 

Wednesday, 4 September 

THE RAINMAKER—Katherine Hcpbum, 
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—Dc,an Martin, Jerry 
Lewis. Very appropriate title. 

Friday, 6 September 

3:10 TO YUMA—Glenn Ford, Vjin Heflin. 
Believe it or not, Glenn is the bad man in 
this one. 

Saturday, 7 September 

THREE VIOLENT PEOPLE — Charlton 
Heston, Anne B.axter. The third character 
is violent because he didn’t make tltc bill- 


A barbecue steak dinner will be ’.V 
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. LeBIeu for in- ** 
formation. 


mg. 


A modem 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 













































V Vol. 19, No. 19 



T I 




nSCEIVE AWARDS — Daniel Ross (left) and Albert Simmons were re- 
rently presented Navy Department Service Awards for long and faithful 
service to the Armed Forces and this hospital. Mr. Simmons received a 30- 
year award and Mr. Ross a 20-year award. 

Simmons, Ross Presented Awards 
For Faithful Service To Oak Knoll 





^!i 

JkD- 


Albert Simrpons, helper pipefitter, 
and Daniel Ross, leadingman cook, 
last Friday were presented 30-year 
and 20^year Navy Department serv¬ 
ice awards by Admiral Owsley for 
long and faithful service to the 
. jmed Forces-and this hospital. 

* Mr. Simmons has worked at Oak 
Knoll for eight years after spending 

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 
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 


Award and is now in charge of the 
Officers’ Mess. 

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¬ 
ice, 

Boyd Conyers, Jerry Lewis Jr.. Le¬ 
roy Phanor, Willie Henry, William 
Mainieri, Pood Service; Ray Saun¬ 
ders, Harold Bradley, Maintenance; 
John Robertson, Lester Allen, Fi¬ 
nance; Virgil McGrew, Kenneth Jen¬ 
kins, Transportation. 


UA//r£D 

opusAoe 

YOUR ONE BIG GIVE...GIVE BIG 


CDR Huber Returns To Familiar Post 
As Knoll Administrative Officer 


i . CDR Melvin P. Huber, MSC, has 
j.irw returned from Pearl Harbor to Oak 
5 Knoll to assume a familiar post—that 
y of Administrative Officer, a position 
he held from 1952 until 1955 when he 
I was replaced by CDR Matthew J. 
f Millard. 

, Since leaving the hospital he has 
l^erved on the staff of the Command¬ 
er, Service Forces, Pacific. 

Commander Huber, a veteran of 37 
years in the Navy, first came to Oak 
in -March 1952 from the 
fii.- Armed Services Medical Procurement 
I Agency in Brooklyn. 

'\i During World War II he was sta¬ 
tioned at NAS Jacksonville, Fla., 
.served with the 8th and 11th Am- 
I phibious Forces in Europe and also 
■>. saw duty in Africa. 

^ I LCDR George W. Morrison has 
i| j been acting Administrative Officer 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA Fridcry. 13 September. 1957 

United Fund Drive Kickoff 
Set For Tuesday, 1 October 

Oak Knoll’s part in the seventh annual United Bay Area Crusade the 
one big give for charity—will start on Tuesday, 1 Oct., when each member 
of the hospital’s military and civilian staff will be asked to give his fair share 
for 256 health, welfare, and youth agencies in five counties. 

Chairman of this year’s drive is CAPT J, D. Walters, who will be as¬ 
sisted by CDR Anton Tratar, MC, ’ iinn 

LCDR Roberta Ohrman, NC, LCDR AREN T YOU GLAD YOU CAN HELP 

Florence Frazier, MSC, and LTJG 
Leonard P, 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, 

Youth 

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 unifonn — helping them i 
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. 


since 

ment 


Commander Millard’s retire- 
on 31 May. 


V 



Cal Physiologist Talks 
To Oak Knoll Doctors 

First of a new series of Basic Sci¬ 
ence lectures for medical oflBcers 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, wall 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. 


CDR Melvin P. Huber 


12ND Inspection 
Will Be Held Tuesday 

The 'Tw-elfth Naval District Ar 
nual Inspection of Oak Knoll will \ 
conducted on Tuesday. 17 Septembe 
RADM Frederick C. Greaves M< 
USN. Pacific Coast Medical Inspe< 
tor and District Medical Officer, wi 
head the inspection party. 

Officers assigned to escort merr 
bers of the inspection party will r< 
^rt to the Tumor Board Conferenc 
Room prior to 0900 on that day 

















































Page Two 


OAK LEAF 



The Oak Teai 

U. S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California. 

r sp-r*!^’ Commnndind Officer. 

rn»\l'’l Executive Officer. 

CD < .M^vin I*. IluKer, MSG. USN. Administrative Officer, 
liditor: Christopher E. EckI, JOSN 

Sports : Donald Chandler, HN. LT Wayland Uennett, .MC, USN. 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

“'>C. Carl Stevenson, HMl. 
Contributors of the Week: The American Red Cross, Mrs. Emma llcrKcr, Librarian. 

* ’**' '* “ sonumonthly^ publicotion produced commercially at no cost to the Govern- 

-Ti A f “i"** «••«*> NAVEXOS P-aS, Kcv. July. 1953. 

_ 1 lie Oak Leaf receives Armed Forces Press Service material. 

Armed Forces Press Service (AFPS) material uppcarinif in this publication moy not he 
reprinted without the written permission of Armed Forces Press Service, 
t-ontrihutions from both staff and patients ore welcomed ond should be addressed to the Editor 
of The Oak Leaf. U. S. Naval Hospital. Oakland 14, Californio. 


19 Friday, 13 September, 1957 


No. 19 



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. 


Friday, 13 September, 19 .‘yy ' 

r 



I- V 

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 the 
nurses are busy with other details. Here (left). Mrs. Romeo Abueg, R \ ( 
ward nurse, is shown with patients Patrick Elmore and Cheryl Gibbs and 
Anita de Uriostc of the Red Cross. 


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 compiositions, 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 flgures 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 retai-ded. And if my' 
absence would mean so little, surely my presence cannot be in any way | 
indispensable. i 

Such is the domain of man’s accomplishments. All of God’s creation' 
stands in finished grrandeur 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 j 
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 Armament. 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 ever 5 rthing. 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 


U)sdcomsL €r J>aMwalL 


Officers reporliiiK for duty were L,T Hrucc 
K. I.>e6cbre, Jr., MC. CSN, LT Stephen II. 
James. MC, USN. LT Allyn E. Gilbert, MC. 
USN. LT Jacob R. Morgan, MC. USNR, 
LT Ronald N. Dodds, DC. I’SN and LT 
O’Tar T. Norwood, M(', USN, all interns 
from USNH, Corona; CAPT Harvey E. 
Reitz, MC, USN. from USNH. San Diego; 
LCDR John L. Wissing, CHC, USNR, from 
USS CHAMPLAIN (CVA-39) ; CDR Mel- 
vin P. Huber, MSC, USN, from ComServ- 
Pac,. Pacific Fleet ; LTJG Elizabeth A. Bau¬ 
mann, NC, USNR. from NavMcdUnit, Trip* 
ler Army Hospital; LT Charles E. Brodinc, 
MC. USNR. from inactive duly. 

Enlisted personnel reporting for duly were 
Elmer D. Sorenson, MMl, from USS \VHIIT- 
FIKLl) COUNTY; George S. Harris, 
IIMI, from USNH. Portsmouth. Va,: Don¬ 
ald R. Sutherland, II M3, from Third Marine 
Division; Lloyd J. Hulsey, HN. from Camp 
Pendleton, Calif.; Dolores A. Christie, riM3, 
from 90 Church Street, New York, N. Y, ; 
Philip F. Meek. HM2, from USNH, San Di¬ 
ego. UN's Joel M. Taylor. Ray D. Stegall. 
James F. Cobb, all from HCS. San Diego; 
IIN s’ James M. Fry, Bernice A, Rosinski. 
John L. Ross, Albert ^' Sptdr. Ronald L. 
Tiisi, Alpha P. Holmes, all from NP School. 
USNH, Oakland. n r 

Officers detached were LCDR R. 

MSC, USNR, to inactive duty; CAM 


George H. Rcifenstcin, MC, USNR, to in¬ 
active duty; LT Helen N. Chancy, NC, 
USNR. to USNH. Philadelphia. Pa.; LT 
Thcotlore G. Balhus, MC, USNR, to inac¬ 
tive duty; LT Daniel II. Buie Jr., MC, 
USNR, to NavSch of Aviation Kledicinc, 
Pensacola, Fla.; LCDR Thomas S. Marks, 
MC, USN, to USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73). 

Enlisted personnel detached were David 
M. Gilbert, nM3, to NavRecSla, TI; Alice 
A. Gower, I IN, to NAS, Alameda; John D. 
Groom, HMl. from USS PRINCETON 
(CVS-37); Oiiirles F. Maxwell, IlMl. to 
USS TICONDEROGA (CVA-14); Rich.ar- 
do Rodriguez. HN, to USNH, Portsmouth, 
Ya.; Robert \V, Bristol, HM2, (o USS PAS 
SAM PIC; Jimmy D. Hicks, HM3. and 
Bruce M. Fischer, 11N, to First Marine Di¬ 
vision, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; UN’s James 
E. Prater Jr., Johnny E. Brown, to I'SNIl, 
Yokosuka. Japan; Florence E. Frnin, DTI, 
to NTC, Great Lakes, III.; James K. Mitch¬ 
ell, IIN, to FLEATS, Saselm. Japan: Ed- 
ward C. Lindsay, nM3. to USS BREMER¬ 
TON (CA-130); UN’s Dannv L. Summers, 
David E. James, Preston R. Bankhead, Le- 
graiul VV. Boyette, James \V. Daniels, Dar¬ 
rell E. Strother. Louis M. Klotz, Michael 
Kelley HM3, to XavR.adLab, San Fran¬ 
cisco; Loyd G. Cothem, 11 M3, to First Ma¬ 
rine Division, Camp Pendleton, ('alif. 


Your contribution to the United Crusade will help continue this and siml- •' 
lar services to the hospital. 



Peering from the back of the jacket I 
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 
today. In RALLY ROUND THE 
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 i 
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. Tlie young DiMaggio, “beauti¬ 
ful.” Mr. Shulman tells us “as the ; 
dawm,” 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 Hofla. the 
television magnate, and a young and 
toothsome creature named Comfort 
Goodpasture. Rally round Max Shul¬ 
man, boys! 

Prom 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 V 

.A busload of officers and their ■ 
wives will leave the OflBcers’ Club 
promptly at 1300 on Saturday. 21 t. _ 
September, for a trip to one of the 
many Interesting areas that surrounij'i • 
San Francisco Bay. 1’ 

The bus will cross the San RafatM'^ 
Bridge and tour “The Valley of tha * 
Moon"’ en route to St. Helena. Th€r3:^|.;, 
the tourists will visit one of the old^.. : 
est wineries in the area, where cen-l' 
tury-old limestone caverns are ?tiIlK 
used to age the wine. 


Wine tasting and hors d’oeu\Tes'»''' 
are included in the plan of the after-^: 


noon. 


Cost of the trip is $2.50, and reser- ; 
vations may be made by telephoniojj ^ . 
Mrs. W. H. WeUs, BRow-ning 6-7654, o 
or Mrs. H. W. LeBleu. BRowning 


6-8997. 


few living writers. His book is a mas¬ 
terpiece, developed almost musically' 
but as one reviewer has said “it i^ 
the austure music of a Bach fugues . 
architectonic, contrapuntal, slow,, 
majestic . . . The prevailing mood Isi - 
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 liis J- 
safe and solid world. In his early J- 
books. THE LAST ADAM. THEI 
JUST AND 'inE UNJUST, GUARD J 
OP HONOR, he revealed himself as 
a writer of great stature. In BY J 
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 
OPERATION SEA LION, the pro¬ 


jected invasion of England in 1940. 
THE PLCiWER DRUM SONG, a 
charming novel by C. Y. Lee of San 
Francisco’s Grant Avenue. Vance. 
Packard’s THE HIDDEN PERSUAD¬ 
ERS or what makes us buy, believe 
—and even vote—the way we doi 4 
Philip Wylie’s THE INNOCENT AM- 1 
BASSADORS and last, but by no ■ 
means least, that most excellent novel I 
of Nevil Shute ON THE BEACH. J 

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Page Three 


Fridcry. 13 September. 1957 

$ajdtikhjujtL 

we re always glad to be picked up 
and quoted In sheets having a more 
extensive circulation than ours, but 
when the Oakland TRIBUNE’S 
•KNAVE' column chronicled (pardon 
the usage) “Don’t Feed Me Meatloaf 
Week’’ with the assertion that seven 
da>'S of steak would be featured, con- 
, sternation rocked the hospital com¬ 
pound. Such an event in these days 
of limited appropriation would need 
be followed by “What Will We Tell 
^ The Taxpayer Week.” 

Actually, seven straight days of j 
even steak would bore the cosmopoli¬ 
tan palates of Knollites who -are now , 
accustomed to eggs-to-order break- | 
'asU every morning in the hospital | 
Ji dining rooms and a choice from a j 
Ijlminimum of three meats at all other 
w meals. I 

According to the Food Service Di- j 
U ision statistics', most popular menu 
terns are spaghetti and hamburgers, 
Mth hot dogs *not far behind in a 
d heat with fried chicken and j 
fst beef. Least acceptable item 
currently Is a cheese cutlet, which is 
disappearing from the menu as do I 
- >11 ^^ods which win the booby prize 
the popularity poll. 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK was 
jsked by a young girl who called the 
Pharmacy to see if they could supply 
Her with '‘some of the new suntan pills" 
—needed a quick tan so she’d look 
jtunning in new white gown. No pills 
available. 

I- PEOPLE, PLACES 'THINGS; 
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 A A Pete 
Plewelling will speak in behalf of 
^C at the United Crusade kickoff 
dinner at Scottish Rite Temple, 19 
B«pt. Also at the speakers’ table will 
oe Hollywood’s Jimmie Stewart, em¬ 
cee, who will introduce Flewelling 
and incidentally, former Gov. of 
V Washington Arthur B. Langlie, prin¬ 
cipal speaker . . . Ensigns Amy Crab- 
, tree and Tommie Madden have been 

3-^ promoted to JG . . . Eileen Ritter of 
Disbursing is vacationing in Indian- 
japolis . . . Richard Baker, D'T2, and 
wife Sheila welcomed daughter Kim¬ 
berly Ann on 29 Aug . . . Bob Wallace 
of X-ray and wife Melba (former 
• staff Wave) welcomed son Robert 
UfAllan on the same date. Both babies 
arg firsts in their families . . . Jerry 
Slocum’s name has probably been 
written in Record Office cake frosting i 
more than any other—when she' 
married Mr. Slocum, when she left 
to await the stork 17 months ago, and 
I last 'Thursday. 'The stork is hovering 
i^er her house again ... Maxine Hut- 
t^liin, wlu)se daughter, Heidi Sue, ar- 

f- rived 2 hours after she punched the 

- clock at 1630, 19 Aug., will be back at 

■ Metabolic Research Monday. 

f 

1 IF THE ATMOSPHERE at the 
Officers’ Club on Fas Vegas Night 
seemed as authentic as Fas Vegas itself, 
it was because ~the decorations and 
trappings associated with the gambling 
ti'orld came from RENO—loaned by 
Harold’s and Hurrah’s Clubs. More 
than 300 played chuck-a-luck and such, 

- ond not a penny was lost—or gained. 


5 Corpsmen Cited 
Before Discharges 

Five Oak Knoll corpsmen—four 
of them draftees — were pre.sented 
Letters of Ccmmendation la.st week 
before being discharged from the 
Navy. 

Receiving commendation.s were 
Warren B. Brown. William G. Gross, 
James S. McHenry and Leon Konc- 
zak, all HM3's, and Robert L. Sey- 
frled, HM2. 

Brown was cited by the CO for 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- 
tai-y bearing and courtesy in dealing 
with people are highly commend¬ 
able,” the commendation read. Brown 
will enter the University of Illinois 
this month. 

Gro.ss 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, Ill. 

McHenry, a staff member of the 
Chest Clinic and Cardiorespiratory 
Lab was commended becau.se 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, 

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 Trea.sure Island and were ac¬ 
companied on the tour by CDR Fred 
J. Madrigan, District Reserve Law 
Program Officer. 



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 5, Warren Brown, HIV13, (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¬ 
ERAL MORTON next arrives at In- 
I chon, Korea, the hearts of hundreds 
of young children will be gladdened 
I because .some one cared. 

I 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 
I in war-torn Korea or heard its story 
from those who have. 

I When LTJG Stanley D. Miller, 
MSTS chaplain, recently underwent 
j treatment here and volunteered to 
take along gifts when he boards the 
! Korea-bound ship next week, the 
I nurses started a quiet campaign 
which has resulted in a sizable col¬ 
lection of milk bottles, nipples, for- 


The only white woman in Inchon, 
she has been responsible for saving 
the lives of countless numbers of 
children. A nurse in an area where 
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 
Sunday. 


mula, material for diapers and night j LCDR Wissina RsDor+s 
clothes, safety pins, powdered milk.! — - — • . . * 


cases of soup and other foods, warm 
wearing apparel and shoes for older 
childien. 

“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. 


For Chaplain Dufy 

LCDR John L. Wissing, CHC. 
USNR recently reported for duty as 
a Catholic Chaplain, replacing CDR 
James C. Connolly, w’ho 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 
Martne Division in Korea. 

































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


|j •. I ^ ^ ----Friday. 13 Septamber, 19 aV 

p Gridders Open Exhibition Series Today Against SF Marines 





Test Strength Before ii 
12ND League Opener ^ 

The Oak Knoll six-man footbiiii 
team will test Its strength today a| m 
1500 as It meets the San Prancfeco V, 
Marines In the first of two exhibition 
games here before opening the 
lar 12ND season on 26 Sept, at Popft 
Chicago. The second preseason gDim 
will be played against NAS, Oaklatvj 
on Thursday, 19 Sept. 

Winners of last year’s **B" trophy, 
the team has been weakened nj 
transfers and discharges and nerffc *. 
experience. Tlie two preleague gam© 
will give Dr. Kerrigan, team coath,, \ 
a chance to correct mistakes and ttn i 
able the players to gain much-need^ f 
experience. 

Dally scrimmage has been ready. !; 
’ ^ ing the team for their first encounter, 1 
“■^ and the offensive and defensive; C 
■1^ beginning to take shape .< 

Probable starters on the offenatf* - 


Posing for the photographer are some of the members of the 1957 six-man football team who will attempt to team will be- end^ r..« « 

capture the 12NI) Class “B” football trophy again this year. They are (kneeling, left to right) John Honstein. Tolivar, center Jim Duff tea * * 

Neil Smith. Dave .\Iba, Jimmy Mauldin, Darwin Moorehouse (standing, left to right) Jerry Neyland (manager), tain Quarterback Bill Browrt^h***^ 

Russ Bates, Dirk Fitzpatrick. Jim Duff (team captain), Nat Tolivar, Bill Brown, Jim Thomas and Ed Weitzeil. hnelf« rvovo aikq T^.^K 



H-W Bowling Loop 
Now Underway 


The Husband-Wife Handicap 
Bowling season has opened at Oak 
Knoll with six teams competing for ■ now out with an injured foot,! 


backs. Dave Alba. Bob Johnson. Tlx || 
running attack will bank on AUxs. 
speed and shiftiness and on John 
son’s straight-ahead power 

In the defensive setup Ed Wojew. y t 
ski will replace Tolivar at end autt_ ; 
Jimmy Mauldin will take over halt” 
back in place of Alba. Herman Perse- 


Probable starters for today’s exhibition game with (he San Francisco 
Marines will be (front row, left to right) Nat Tolivar, Jim Duff, Russ Bates. 
In the backfield Bill Brown will start at quarterbark with Dave Alba (left) 
and Jimmy Mauldin at the halves. The game starting at 1.500 will be played 
on the hospital athletic field. 


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- 
Carpienters. 

League officers will be elected In 
coming weeks. 


Johnson and John Honstein will see^ 
action in the other backfield skit. 


J'ODibaJL SdmlijdsL 


Basketball Practice 
Will Start Monday 


Basketball practice will start Mon¬ 
day at 1630, as prospective players 
report to the football field for two 
week-s 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 


Tickets Available For 
Fireman's Fund Show 

Special Services 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. 


Popular — To be gifted with the 
virtue of knowing a whole lot of un¬ 
interesting people. 


Three Oak Knoll .softball players— 
one corpsman and two corpswaves— 
have been named to their respective 
12ND All Star Softball Teams. 

Dave Alba, star centerfielder, 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. 


FLASH! 

Special Services has tickets for 
the Cal-Southern Methodist game 
at Berkeley on 21 Sept. 


26 September OAK KNOLL at PORT 
CHICAGO. . 


3 October FAIRFIELD 
KNOLL. 


at OA 


10 October OAK KNOLL vs .V.ASj 
OAKLAND. (Site to be delet» 
mined). , 


(pMvkwA, 


17 October OAK KNOLL at MAKE 
ISLAND. 

I 

24 October STOCKTON at O.AI 
KNOLL. 


Intoxication Is a .state of feeling 
sophisticated without being able to 
pronounce it. 


Every man has his price, but .some 
hold bargain sales. 


Pay Schedule 

Monilay, 16 Srplembcr—OfTiccr and stafT-en- 


nilav 

listnl personfud. 

Friday. 20 Srpternher—All pat tent-enlisted 
personnel. 

Tuesday, I (ictoher OlTicer^ iind .'‘talf-cn- 
listfil pcrsfinnel. 

Moinlay, 7 October - -Ml fialienl-ciilisied 
pcr.Htinnel, 


Tonight, 13 September 
irMIMN<r JACKS — Hcan Martin, Jerr> 
Lewis. The*ie two jacks have jumped apart, 
much to the relief of many movie goer^. 
May give a lt*\\ laughs if you try real 
hanl. 

Saturday. M September 
D DAV THE SIXTH OF JUNE — Dana 
Wynter, Robert Taylor Dana is lovely 
and Rol>ert doe> try l<» be an actor. 

Sunday. IS September 

THE ItKOTHERS RICO Richard Conte, 
.Tame- ( arrcii. The story of two brothers 
named Rico who have -something to do 
with crime. 

Monday, 16 September 
W ALK THE PROlD I.AND Audi Mur 
phy. Life in Amcricii before the advent of 
the automobile. 

Tuesday. 17 September 
MAX W ITH A THOUSAND FACES- 
James CagiK*>, Dorothy Malone. The life 
o( 1.011 Oi.uic) Sr., «lic master makr ti|> 
man. Scenes from some of )its ol<l movie.' 
will ffivc a chill. 

Wcdnciiday, 18 September 
DICK — (IrcKory Peck. A 


i7 


November OAK KNOLL vs N.\F.- 
MONTEREY at Fort Ord. j 

November SF MARINES at O.AK 
KNOLL. 


Football Team Has 
New Dressing Rooms 


A speedy job by Public Works has 
given Oak Knoll’s gridders a ne* 
dressing room in Bldg. 84. 

Three new show-ers. 24 lockers, d** 
benches, clothes hooks, and a sale.)’ 
floor were recently installed. 

Goal posts w'ere added to the f«’l- 
ball field, and bleachers wiU be set 
up for next Friday’s game as IM 
Hilltoppers open their season In nMi 
red and white uniforms. 


.MOltY DICK — CrcKory IVek. A iR* 

of till* Oiik Knoll version, miiiiis our local | IViCKOlT aanC6 I O 
stars. 

Thursday, \9 September 
DRANGO -JrfT ( haiullcr Jell is tiu hand 
Sdinc. pair-faced hero. It so bapprm tliat 
Joanne Dru likes the quiet, rugged type. 

Friday, 20 September 

(JUANTK/ - Fred M.acMurray. T>t)roih’> 

Malone, ( oultl be a pleasant suiprtw. 

Saturday, 21 September 
THE REST THINGS IN LIFE ARE 
FRF.E — Dan Dailrv, Sheree North, Tb<* 
title iH one of the test-known American 
pbitiliub“'. 


Held At EM Club 

A “Kickoff Dance’’—the first party 
for the coming football season— 
be held qt the EM Club on Prldn*. 
20 Sept., from 2000 to 2400. for ii« 
staff. 

SemJ-formal dress will be requuvd 
Free refreshments will be served 


































Vol. 19 . No. 20 _ UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA Friday. 27 September. 1957 

United Fund Drive Starts On Tuesday 



^Hospital Fares Well 
In 12ND Inspection 


LEADING THE CHOW LINE when a barbecue dinner was served to more 
than 400 civilian and Navy doctors were VADM M. D. Willcutts. who was 
Assistant Chief of the Bureau of IVIedicine and Surgrery for Personnel and 
Commanding Officer of the National Naval Medical Center at Bethe 
Md., before his retirement and is now Medical Director of San Queitun 
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. Cook, former Com- 
‘^manding officer at Oak Knoll now serving as Napa County Health Officer; 
RADM F. C. Greaves, Inspector of Pacific Coast Navy M^ical Activities and 
District Medical Officer, 12ND; and RADM J. Q. Owsley, Oak Knoll’s Com¬ 
manding Officer. 


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 
I 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 
Beard—Pharmacy; Ernest Sivertson, 
Samuel Carson—Food Service; Mary 
Bell—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 stiU to be 
named for EENT and Research. 


*^--Oak KiiOll underwent its annual 
• inspection by representatives from 
the Commandant’s Office last week, 
w'hen more than a score of inspecting 
officers were aboard to give the va¬ 
rious departments-a complete “once- 
over.” 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, all 
-administrative and professional di- 
,Visions w'ere scrutinized by the in- 
ipectors, and .on Thursday at the 
critique that followed the inspection, 
members of the party commented 
. most favorably on the fine profes- 
iSional care provided for patients, the 
) appearance of the compound, and 
the splendid morale of patients and 
staff. 

l^RADM F. C. Greaves. MC. USN, 
District Medical Officer and Inspec- 
i i| tor, Pacific Coast Medical Activities, 
and RADM D. W. Ryan, DC. USN. 
f^j*^‘'^trlct Dental Officer and Pacific 
iJL^ast Dental Inspector, headed the 
pj| i^pection party. 

^*AFIP Director Speaks 
To Hospital Doctors 

CAPT William M. Sllliphant, Di¬ 
rector of the Armed Forces Institute 
i of Pathology in* Washington. D. C., 
visited Oak Knoll’s Pathology Serv¬ 
ice last week, confenlng 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.” 


400 Navy, Civilian Doctors 
Attend ACCMA Meet Here 


More than 400 civilian and Navy 
doctors met at the Officers’ Club 
I Monday evening, 16 September, to en- 
I joy a hickory-smoked prime rib roast 
j beef dinner, hear a scientific program 
presented by members of the Oak 
Knoll staff, and preserve a tradition 
that dates back to the first year of 
the hospital’s existence. It was the 
I annual Oak Knoll meeting of the 
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical As¬ 
sociation. 

The weather man. somewhat un- 
dep>endable at this season, obliged by 
I holding back a light shower until the 
1 last piece of apple pie a la mode had 
I been consumed and the guests were 
I comfortably seated in the auditorium 
for the scientific progi'am. 

Admiral Owsley welcomed the 
guests aboard and Introduced a num¬ 
ber of distinguished visitors—RADM 
A. M. Bledsoe, Commander, Western 
Sea Frontier, who was here from his 
headquarters in Seattle; RADM P. C. 
Greaves. Inspector of Pacific Coast 
Medical Activities and District Med¬ 
ical Officer. 12ND; VADM M. D. Will¬ 
cutts, who before his retirement 
.served as Assi.stant Chief of the 
Bui'eau of Medicine and Sui'gery and 
Commanding Officer of the National 


Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, 
Md.. and L<! now Medical Director of ' 
San Quentin prison; Dr. Dwight H. ' 
Muiray 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 I 
on “The Use of Radioisotopes in Clin¬ 
ical Diagnosis.” He presented a paF)er 
on "Clinical Diagnostic Radioisotope i 
Procedures” and moderated a panel 
discussion with audience participa¬ 
tion. Members of the panel were 
CAPT R. O. Canada, Chief of the 
Medical Service; Dr G. F. FYaser, 
Consultant to the Radiology Service; 
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 'Ti easurer. were in charge i 
of the dinner arrangements. 



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. 



Catherine Hess, H.M3 


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 
years. 

She was selected for the school 
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hditor: (.tirifiluphcr h. hckl^ JOSN. 

Sports : DonulU Oidndicr. UN. LT \\ oylnnd Hcnnell, MC. USN. 
hditoriiil XuviHcr: Dorothy Ttiompunn. 

niotoi^phcr^: Sianlrv Smith. IIMC, .lohn M. Simmi*. HMC, Carl Sltvem^on. IIMl. 
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Vol. 19 


Friday, 27 September, 1957 


No. 20 



Eight new technicians pose with their instructors after eonipletln^h^ 
16-week course in NP School. Pictured alwive are (front row left to right! 
Boine Fuller, HN; LT Georgia Jones; CAPT M. E. Roudebu.sh, Chief of tlo. 
Service; CAPT R. R. Deen; Hugh J. McNutt. IlN; Robert DeCuir. HN 
(second row) UN’s Adolfo Olveda, Richard Barnes. Douglas Duncan. Danirv* 
Bittinger, and James Wilson. McNutt, honor student, addressed the studenu 
and their guests. Admiral Owsley was the principal speaker and presented 
the diplomas. 


A few weeks ago I heard a speaker recite the following poem. I thought It 
had such a g(x>d 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 wLser; 

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." 

Anomymous 

Most of us grumble when 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 P ZELLER. Protestant Chaplain 


(jJfdaymsL I 

Officers reporting lor duty were: LT 
Harriet F. McAlpin. N(\ TSN from Com 
\^, LT Mary R, Easter, NT, I’SX. from 
('om LT Orvedia M. Searcy, NC, I S.V, 
frfim NAS, Patuxent River, Md.; LT Doro¬ 
thy R, Shaffer, NC. DSN. from I'SNII. 
VokoNiika, Japan; LTJG Helen R. LaEev- 
rrs, NC'. I‘SNR, from I'SNII, St. Albans. 
I,.L, .\ Y. , LC'DR Howard S. Browne. MC\ 
LSN, from NAF. Iwondori. England; CAPT 
Joseph M. Coppoletta, MC, USN. from 
Vav Forces Eastern Allantic and Med I!l>* 
()TRS Suiiport Activities, Naples, Italy; LT 
Vila J. Hovis. \C. LSN. from NAS Pa¬ 
tuxent River. Md. n v-* 

Enlisted personnel rci»orlirig were! HNs 
Ron.-- L. Johnson, Samuel L, Oawford, Geary 
F. Woods. C^eorge Harrixon, Dennis Win 
frev, Virgil R. Smith, all from HCS, San 
Diego; Charles F. Wienpefs, H M .L Earl J. 
Delleugcr, H N, Carl E. Oauthers. II N, Jack 
.Morse, lIM.t, all from I’SNH, Corona; An¬ 
drew W Ncbergall. HM3. from MCRD. 
San Diego; E^ldrcd Moyle, HM.I, from Third 
MarDiv; Juanita Volve. HN, from HCS, 
Bauibridgc. Md. ; Gary P. Ilonj»tein, DT3. 
from Mare Island. 

X^yivii Silicon. UMC, A* 

Miller, I IN, Rich.ird L. Hnrthorn.^ 11M. 
Lawrence L. Green, I IN, all from I SNII, 
San Diego; Jon P. Rising, MX, from Nav- 
MexlSch, Bethesda, Md.; Elugcnc K. Lucas. 
IIML from LSNII, Portsmouth, ; M.ar 
g.irct A. Fisher. MX. from HCS. Bainbridge, 
Md. ; Leon jorden. HN. from NNMC, 
B« lhcs<la. Md-; Robert L. Seller^, rSNRTC^. 
San Diego; Edward C hadwick. H N. from 
i'SXII, Bremerton; Alfred W Dalby. HM3. 


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 
screening. 

A registration fee of $3, covering 
the cost of some of the materials to 
be used, is required. 


r J’OMwbIL 

from rSS THETIS BAV: Carolyn F. 
Clark, HN, from USNIL Bethesda; Robert 
W'. Kigdoii, H N, from L'SNRT(r, San Di¬ 
ego; Kurt K. Kjilleberg. HN. from NX.MC. 
licthesda, Mfl. 

Officers detached were; CAPT J M. Mur 
lihy, MC, C’SN, to Marine Corps Recruit 
Deixit, San Diego; LTJ(» Ardi'* J. Bruce, 
NC\ LfSNR, to Marine CYjrps Air Station. 
Cherry Point, N.C.; l-CDR R. R. (Gillespy, 
M(‘. I'SN, to I’SNfl. C‘orpuN Chri.sti, Tex.; 
LTJG Donna V. Edmc, NC', USNR. to 
NAD, Hawthorne. Nev.; LT Albert F. Kal¬ 
man, MC, I'SNR, to inactive duty. 

Enlisted personnel detached were; Lynn 1. 
W'ilco.x, HMC. to rSS VE(.A (AF-59) ; 
Ronald L. Watson, to NavScoIAvMctl, Pen¬ 
sacola, Fla.; Keith W. Hunt, 11N, to USS 
NEPTLNE (ARC-2); ‘TC’ “L'’ Peters. 
Sill, to NSC. Oakland; Stanley A= C?lark. 
IIM3 and UN's Anthony M. Leone, Rob¬ 
ert i\. Ililla, EfLel \V Yaxley, all to LSNS. 
T. L; H N s Bradley G. Goin, CharlfN (i. 
Nesier, Thomas P Ncikirk. all to NAS, Mof¬ 
fett E'icid ; UN’s Donald L. Tusi, Albert C\ 
.Speier, Stephen W^ Prigge. James .M. Frv, 
all to NSl, C)aklan<l; llN's Domingo 
Sal a/ar. William E. PiIlo>v, John Fosco, all 
to I’SNS, San Francisco; Arthur E. Cato, 
HMl, to ( amp Pendleton, C'alif.; UN’s Earl 
Muldrow, Neal I). Greve, to Third MarDiv; 
UN’s James \L Laplaiil, Earl D. Newton, 
In hirst MarDiv; Richard Baker. DTi. to 
inactive duty. 


Pay Schedule 

Fuc-Sflay, I October (Itlicer*- anci slaff-en- 
listccl |»erst»nnel. 

J’liday, 4 October ' All ymtient-eiiUsted per 
Nfuiriel 

Tuesday. 15 October Officer and staff 
enlisted personnel. 

Friday. 18 October - All iKitieiil enlisted 
personnel. 

Friday, 1 November - ()lficcr nrul staff- 
enlisted personnel. 

I uesday, 5 November All patienl-enli»lcd 
personnel. 

Friilay. INovember — Officer and staff- 
enlisted personnel. 

W'edncsday, 20 Novcinlier -Ml palieiit- 
enlisleil i»erHoimtl. 


'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 UB. 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 Depiartments 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 charge of decora¬ 
tions and Mrs. Milton Kurzrok is in 
charge of food. 

Baby sitters will be available in the 
Club Nursery. 


n-iuLuiQ. me vvoria m «o Days m 
fashion Is what the Officers' Wivti 
will show their husbands on the eve¬ 
ning of 8 November. 

Reserve that night for dinner ; i 
th^ Officers’ Club, 

The party will begin at 1800— 
Show lime is 2030. ?- 

Reservations may be made, before 
5 November, with Mrs. R. W. Tandj ‘ 
Ext. 584. Dinner and show tlcke:» ' 
S2.00 {jer person: Show tickets Sl.OO 
If you wish to sit with your fnentb, [i 
tables seating 8 people may be re¬ 
served. 

Door prizes will be given, and a * 
piece of fur will go to the luckleit 
guest. 


Miss Eley To Attend 
Recreation Confab 


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¬ 
son. 

Interested patients should contact 
Special Serv-ices 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 wiUleave on game Saturdays 
at noon from the Community Sei-vlce 
Building except on Saturday. 5 Oct., 
when the departure time will be 1130. 


Miss Winifrid Eley. Oak KnoC’i^i- 
Red Cross Recreation Supervisor, will 71: 
attend the 39th National Recreatioo , 
Congress to be held in Long Beach ' - 
next week and on Monday w'lU pax- i 
ticipate in a hospital recreation ses¬ 
sion on “The Therapeutic Commu¬ 
nity.” 

The follow'ing day she will partici¬ 
pate in sessions on “Hospital Recrea¬ 
tion Volunteers—Training and Su- 
perrislon” and “Seasonal Tliemes for 
the Ill and Handicapped." 

Thousands of delegates from the 
United States and other countries 
will attend the Congress, which t- , 
sponsored by Federal, state and lu-'il 
recreation organizations. i 

Tours of Southern California recre- 
ation facilities and a visit to the Na^y 
Hospital ship, “HAVEN’’ at Lon? 
Beach are included in the progri^tu • 
for the weeklong Congress. 


Dress blues will be worn to the 
games. 

J'OoibcdL S^hsudulsL 

U.C. HOME GAMES 
5 October—Michigan State 
I 12 October—Navy 
19 October—Southern Cal 
, 9 November—Oregon State 
! 16 November—Washington 


Watch for the opening of 
Navy Exchange Toyiond on 
' 7 October! 


Wave To Study Nursing 
At Colorado University 

(Continued from Page 1) 
after a battei'y of examinations, plus 
personal Interviews and recommem 
dations. 

She Is the daughter of Mi', and Mr* 
George Hess of 4918 Lancaster Av« 

' Philadelphia. Pa., and graduftt^fd 
from St. Mary’s High School, Wil¬ 
liamsport. Pn.. before joining 
Navy In 1954. 

Hess arrived at Oak Knoll in JaO' 
uary, 1956, for training as an Operat¬ 
ing Room teclinlclan and remain^ 
on duty in surgery since complehc 
of her training. 





















































^fiday. 27 September, 1957 

SadJthbiidtL 

PEOPLE ARE WONDERING if 
Disburning’s Irma Nightingale can 
if she and an HN named Har¬ 
old Hummingbird have ever met ... 
if anyone will think on 12 October of 
that greatest sailor of them all —! 
fellow named Christopher Columbus, 
who discovered us the day—465 years i 
ago ... They’re w'ondering how many 
hundreds of orchids there were in the 
dozens of leis the USS HANCOCK 
crew sent our patients—mighty fine 
"left-overs” from their homecoming 
party ... if anyone will come to work 
an hour early Monday . . . who 
thought up the one about the young 
ady who went to a Chinese restaur¬ 
ant, opened her fortune cookie and 
read, “You are about to develop A.sian 
flu" ... how LCDR H. S. Brow’ne, Jr., 

, rom Naval Facility, London. Eng- 
, and. and LT Roy S. White, from US- 
4H. Jacksonville. Fla., happened to 
‘‘port to the tO simultaneously . . . 

V local deer mowed down dozens 


OAK LEAF 


Page Three 



'J* a*- . ; i i ■ I IIMWI—-- . - 

A realistic pagoda of crepe paper and fresh flowers formed a background for the tea table, Japanese lanterns 
hung from the trees, and hostesses wore Japanese kimonos—transforming the courtyard at the Officers’ Club into 
an oriental tea garden for the Officers’ Wives first social event of the year—a party to welcome wives of new’ staff 
officers. In the photo at left, Mrs. D. M. Scribner pours, while Mesdames H. A. Jenkins. D. L. McCord, M. E. 
Roudebush, and F. J. W’eddell enjoy a cup of tea. At right are the hostesses, including newly elected officers 
V iui;mi ucci iiiuwcu uuwii club. In the front row, left to right, are Mesdames A. C. Beall. J. Q. Owsley, N. G. Lewis, G. E. Stahl; back 

gladioli when they might just as W. Scribner. H. A. Jenkins, D. L. McCord. L. T. Moorman. C. C. Welch, and C. C. Houghton, 

well have pruned the poison oak . . .i - - -—- - - - 


what will become of the beautiful 
nil'Tings (and personnel) at USNH, 
.arona, scheduled to close next 

• month . . . how Claire Martini knew 
Chet’s Boy would win at Del Mar . . . 

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT 
WELL-KNOWN FOLK: Captain 

* Marvin Cerber (as of Tuesday) is a 
licensed pilot, having put in 40 hours 
Hying time and passed the required 

• examinations -al Buchanan Field near 

• Concord, LTJG Ruth Walters' hobbies 
are target shooting, hunting, fishing, 
model' building, fly tying, breeding 

, Kerry Blue terriers, photography, and 

• ,''arade and dressage horse activities 

iis last, according to Webster, is 
^ guiding a mount through a set of ma¬ 
neuvers without perceptible use oft 
hands, reins, legs, etc.). But she’s not 
Satisfied—wants to take up skin diving. 



Before his transfer to the Third 
Marine Division. Earl Muldrow, HN, 
w’as presented a Letter of Commen- 


RADM Russell Will 
Command 12ND 

Command of the Naval shore es¬ 
tablishment in Northern California, 
Nevada and Utah changed hands last 
' 'Tuesday when RADM George L. Rus¬ 
sell succeeded RADM John R. Red¬ 
man as Commandant of the Twelfth 
Naval District. Change of coqimand 
ceremonies were held at Treasure 
Island. 

Admiral Russell comes to the dis¬ 
trict after serving 2‘^ years as 
uty Chief of Naval Operation.. lor 
Administration in the Navy Depart¬ 
ment. He is a graduate of the Naval 
Academy, Class of 1921; in 1931 re¬ 
ceived a Bachelor of Laws Degree 
from George Washington University, 
and since has divided his time be- 



dation for his performance of duty k Elizabeth L. Spangler. NC. 

• CONGRATULATIONS to ENS in the Dependents Clinic “Your ^ submarine service and the : before departing for her new duty 

Joan Sh iW. NC, now a JG, and LT 


in the Dependents Clinic. “Your 
uri,,;. ^ T ‘be clinic with military, ci- 

S^llcDR^ Lehmann, DC, promoted vilian. and dependent personnel. 

while maintaining a cheerful and 
LIFE BEGAN on 14 September for businesslike attitude, was of great 
Charles .Matthew Axworthy, 8 lb. IS ''f'"®.‘^e department. Your out- 
0^. son of Charles Axworthy, HMI Pe'-formance of duty re- 

and Joan Smejkal Axworthy, credit upon yourself, this com- 

Jf'rfnfr staffers ... on 22 September Service. | 

lor Michael David WUicutts, 7 Ib. 72 j ' 

oz. son of LT .M. I). IFHlcutts, Jr., andt fO In^fflll 

wife Alice Jane ... on the 22nd for *0 11151011 

Debora Lynn (4 Ib. 6*2 02 .) and Cath- \ AfOlTlir Rpfir’f’nr 
erine Ann Dunkel (6 Ib. /l/^ 02 .) twin IVeOCTOr 

idaughters of Donald Dunkel, HMS, of \ Washington — The Navy’s second I 

Special Services, and wife Joanne. atomic reactor in this area soon will ' 

' OAK-NTOT T mi/rxTT t rr, ,r ^ i be installed at the National Naval 

■Msr "• Center, Bethesda, Md. 

MSC. Medical Stores Officer of the 

USS POLLUX f’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- 
r y is now a LT and Head, Person¬ 
nel Actions Section. Medical Corps 
Branch, BuMed . . . LCDR’s David 


Office of the Judge Advocate Gen¬ 
eral. 

He was Judge Advocate General 
from 1948-52; from 1953-55 was Com¬ 
mander, Submarine Force. Pacific 
Fleet. 

The retiring Commandant and 
Mrs. Redman will reside in Parkmer- 
ced, San Francisco. 


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¬ 
search, the reactor will manufacture 
radioactive isotopes. Similar equip- 



station at USNH, Portsmouth, Va., 
received a Letter of Commendation 
for her outstanding service to the 
Blood Donor Center at Oak Knoll. 
“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 
commendable.” 


Edna Mae Stutler are stopping! was installed at the Naval Re- 
the Bay Area en route to new 
assignments on Guam. 


CAPT Canty, Staff Go 
To Olympia For Meet 

CAPT T. J. Canty, Chief of the 

-- Service. Charles C. Asbelle. 

Arthur E. Cato. HMI, before his ^^babilitation Specialist, and five 
transfer to the Third Marine Division will go to Olympia. Wash- 

on 16 Sept., was presented a Letter T»ext week to present an ex- 

of Commendation for a job “well ^ibit and demonstration of Navy- 
done” in the Equipment Section of artificial limbs in the state 

the Finance Division. “Your affabil- I on 3 and 4 October. 


path of civilization is paved 


w.viiu wao iiiduiiicu ai, me iNavai He- •* i.- ^ - — 1 - 

search Laboratory here early this 1 . ^ degree of leadership, good I The exhibit is to be a part of the 
year. (AFPS) 1 the disposing of excess' annual meeting of Governor Rosel- 

I property and equipment at the hos- Hni’s Committee on Employmeni of 
pital have been a definite asset to this ‘he Physically HandicapDed 


v?ith tin cans. 


Hubbard 


Alcohol — 


. — A liquid good for pro- and .vour cooperation, en- | Amputees who will mot. . . 

serving almost everything except! upYn“rour”e?f. th'lrh%7p"‘‘al‘'aVd7he ' 

! Naval Service." , S f Tanzman, and Gene R 

I Helmuth. 

































Show Strong Running, 
Good Passing Attack 

The Oak Knoll Hllltoppers Issued 
a strong warning to other members 
of the 12ND "B” Football League by 
ti'ouncing the San Francisco Marines, 
and NAS. Oakland, by "creditable" 
margins of 35-0 and 41-14. in two pre- 
season games. 

They were to Journey to Port Chi¬ 
cago yesterday to open the regular 
season. 

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 
in one carry. Brown passed to Tolivar 


"I 


_ _ _ _ - _ _ __ 

in one carry. Brown passed to Tolivar i Confusion reigned in this photo taken during Oak Knoll's 35-0 conquest of the San Francisco Mairines. De- 
for the PAT. Bates scored the second back Herman Perkins tackled the Marine ball carrier, allowing Jim Duff (behind carrier) to grab a fumble 

nrrk r —n_ _ in mid-air. Before Duff could head for the onnonent’s eoal. Jim Thomas and Ed Woiewski .(in wli 


for the PAT. Bates scored the second uacK nemian reriuns lacKieu me rtiuriue oaii carrier, allowing jim i^uii loeninu earner) 10 grao a lui 

TD on a pass from Brown PAT was mid-air. Before Duff could head for the opponent’s goal, Jim Thomas and Ed Wojewski .(in white) crashed 

the pile and flattened Duff. Other Knollites in the picture are Nat Tolivar (on ground) and Chief Harr^r McClurg 


into 


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 
Bates. 

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 
season. 

Victory Over NAS 

In the second victory. Bill Brown’s i 
passing and the “one-man gang 



Tigers Take First 




In Men's Bov#ling 

"^e second week of Ijowling iu' 
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 
I for third with the Night Riders. 

In other games, the Kebobs took '.ij 
second by winning two from the^O-^J't 
Balls, and the Night Ridiers, aveng-lif 
ing three losses on a forfeit, swejiijup 
three from the Hookers. 

The Kebobs continued their heavy*',’ i 
hitting by rolling 710, 830,. and 827J"'’! 
games for a 2.367 scratch scries, 
i Darwin Moorehouse of l:h3 8-Balls 1 1 
i rolled a 553 series, the highest in ihe ^i 
; league, and Jim Kellner of the Ke- 
' bobs rolled a 501. ,r 


fihwisiWA. 


l- 


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. Scoteml 

passing and the "one-man gang the last of the Hilltoppers’preseason games. Despite what the stow.wvay ciuL - Trt 

running of Herman Perkins proved .^jure shows, Bates was in the end zone when he caught the pass from, EUa MartindlL The MmN 
to be more than enough as the Hill- ^ ' i 




toppers ran rough.shod over their! 
opponents. 

The first tally came after 


QB Bill Brown. 


a 15 


Men, Women, Bowlers 

yard penalty to NAS’s 15-yard line, flipped a short pass to the one, good Needed fOT 1 2ND LoOp 
~ ■■ ” - . - . Ti **,...1 . women bowlers, inter¬ 


arm and hit Tolivar, who made his 
way to the three. Jerry Honstein 


't 


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. 


for the first down, and Jimmy Maul- 


AVA ,-- I IVXCIA CAAlVt --- - 

din scored on the following play. The , g^ted in competing in the 1957 12ND 


PAT failed. 

In the foui’th 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 
game. 

After Oak Knoll’s next drive was 
stopped. Bates punted to the 10 
to give NAS posse.ssion. 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. 


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 
immediately. 

This year an attempt will be made 
to use the home alleys for 12ND com¬ 
petition. 


Calhouti. Knviim :'} 
2,r»(*0 consccwuvt: j 

11 F'lOrv. Will ht’S 
STAC.E DOOR*l- 


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 


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 


once again; Brown unlimbered his I on Thursday, 23 Dec. 


Oak Knoll To Sponsor 
Boxing, Wrestling 

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 fli’st 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. 


Tonight. 27 September 

tL — Trevor Ilowanl, 
Elsa MartinellL The simple ti.tlc 
away the simple ploL Also ONE (Jl ACK 
MIND (one reel color cartoon). i 
Saturday. 28 September 
TOWARD THE I NKNOWIV -- Wilhjte 
Holden, Lloyd Nolan. Holden will brcal 
the sound barrier and increase his inconu , W 
considerably. i 

Sunday, 29 Scptcml^er I 

DOMT-NO KID — Rory Calhoun. Knsiim: ] 
Milieu Kristine has won 2 
games of domihocs from 

break the streak? Also :- 

MAGOQ and MINER’S DAI CHIIL 
two one-reel cartoons. 

Monday. 30 September )] 

CANYON RIVER — George Montgomej^-^^ 
George is a ver>’ mediocre c<'wboy 
doesn't sing and talks more than be ftRliti. 

Tuesday, I October ,, r ^ 
WAYAVARD bus Jayne liansfield. I “ 
Dailey. A better title wouMl he the 

ward bust. _ ^ ^ 

Wednesday. 2 Octplbcr 
Fl^LL OF LIFE — Kicharii Conte. 
Holliday. V'ciy funny, 

Thursday. 3 Octobtt 

DEATH I.N SMALL DOSES — IV 
Graves. -Mala IV.w'er^. \ ie««rs wiH «ij; 
a sfieedv deaUi or die slowly f»^ofn w 
dom. Also two one-ri cl color cartons- 
hiKEE LITTLE HOOPS, PLAVTlM^ 
l*\l ^ 

> Friday. 4 OctdMsr _, , 

I DEVIL S hairpin - Coniel WiUlc. .1 
^Vallace. Thi.s m.-i.v l»e the filsH Rood mo 
llual Cormrl ha.s ever made. »>»''I;’" ' 
it. ALSO P’\RJ.E/. \'Ol S WOO. a o 
reel color cartoon. 

Saturday. $ Octoto 
Gl'N rOR A coward - ’Fred M.uM 
rav. Now what wouhl a coward want 
a Run hi a western unless he was R'- 
to shoot himself? Ered won’t 
have the couraRC. 


Do not unto otlier as you woulW 
that they should do unto you. Thei| 
tastes may not be the same. 

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CAPT Canty Cited For Aid to Handicapped 



Justin Johnson, Chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Employment 
cf the Physically Handicapped and member of the President’s Committee. 
I* ;>resents Captain Thomas J. Canty a national citation. Looking on, at left. 

is Judge C. Stanley Wood, Chairman of the Alameda County Committee 
II for Employment of the Physically Handicapped, and at right. Henry Blohm, 
t president of the American Legion Service Club, before which the presenta- 
m was made. 


National Award Given 
For Rehab Work 

CAF*T Thomas J. Canty, Chief of 
the Amputee Service, was cited this 
week for his contributions in the field 
of employment of the physically 
handicapped. 

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 f>ointed 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 
amputee. 

Judge C. Stanley Wood, chairman 
of the Alameda County Committee 


"Operation Duck Hunt" Planned 
For 30 Knollites on 1 November 


'Pi iday, 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, 
Galif., 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 from 


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. 


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A BOOST FOR THE UNITED CRUSADE: Admiral Owsley presents the 
nrsi contribution for the local fund drive to CAPT J. D. Walters, drive ehalr- 
1 n^n. Solicitors in all departments distributed envelopes to members of the 
® this week, and all are asked to give at their earliest convenience. En- 
opes should be returned to the solicitors who distributed them, and all 
toiounts given wUI be kept confidential. 

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for Employment of the Physically 
Handicapped, was chairman for the 
meeting, and Hfenry 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^^t 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. 

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 
' month. 

I Donors should send the equipment 
I to Mr. Murphy or to Security. Repairs 
will be made if any of the items are 
damaged. 


Crafts Taught Weekly 
At Knoll Hobby Shop 

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. 



PVT RICH.ARD P. KNOWS HIS 
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. Nel.son, Oak Knoll’s 
fire chief, has received an outstanding 
performance rating for the past year. 


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 / 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 thousands 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. 

H e 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 in 
all the other projects we have un¬ 
dertaken together. 

J. 0. oiTsier 
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The Oak JLeai 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 11 October. 1 9S7 



LL S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, Cliilifnrnin. 


MC. USN. Commondinft Officer. 

rn Ex'^cutivc Officer. 

CUK Melvin I Wilber, MSC., USN, AdminUtrntive Officer, 

Lditor: Uirmlophcr E. EckI, JOSN. 

Sport,; Donuld Chondler HN. LT \Va>lond Bennett, MC. USN. 
lidiforin] .Adviser: Dorothy 1 hompson. 

Photojlraphcr,: Stanley Smith, HMC. John M. Simms. WMC Carl Sicvpn.on mmi 
C ontributor* ol the Week: The American Red Cro**, Mr*. Emma hcritcr. Librarian! 

“ I he Oak l eal" i, a scmimnntlily publication produced commercially at no cost to the Govern 
.'.1 '“"'•’'•“n®'-- «'‘l' NAVE.VOS Itev. July. 19.SJ ' Oorern- 

I he Oak Leal receive* Armed Forces Pres* Service material. 

Armed Force* Pres* Service (AFPS) material appearinA in this publication may not be 
f without the written permission ol Armed Force* Pres* Service ' 

C.ontrtbution, lr»m both staff ^d patient, are welcomed and should be nddreed to the Editor 
ot I he Oak Ltal. U. S. Naval Hospital. Oakland 14. California. 


Vol. 19 

Friday. 11 October, 1957 

No. 21 

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CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

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Up in New EIngland 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. 


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OfTict-rs reporting for duty were: LT Vic¬ 
tor M. Holm. MC. USNR, from inactive duty ; 
LCDR Marian Poultcr* NT, USN. from 
NAS. Port Lyautey, I'rench Morocco; LT 
Earle R. Walwick, MSC, USN, from the 
I'nivcrsify of California; LT Mary M. I ran- 
lham, NC. l^SN, from USNII. Pensacola. 
Fla.; LT David M. (irove. DC. USN. from 
I’SNII. Corona. 

Eiilijiied personnel reporting for duty were: 
Dnnahl Fortarclli. UN. from NM('. Bethes* 
da. Md. : David M. Stevens. HN. from 
MCRD. San Diego; Charles A. SchacL UN. 
and Wallace C. Ficne, MM3, from NTC, San 
Iliego; UN’s Richard W Castello. Michael 
Duhn>w, Ralph Smith, Richard M. Waldo, all 
from IfCS, San Diego. 

f)fTiccrs detached were: LT Ving. lUiieh 
cheng, Chinc.se Navy, to Formosa; CAPT A. 
N. Chaffin. MC. T^SN. to NavBase Norfolk 
as OINC. Navv Preventive Med Unit #2; 
LT FIgene C. Mainou.s. DC. USN, to USS 
PiriLfl'PINE SEA (CVS.47). 

Enli.'ifcd personnel detachc<l were: Law¬ 
rence P. Yore. HN. to Camp Pendleton. 
Calif.; Richard Dili)crian. HN. to I'SNIl. 
Guam; Robert E. Gooch, IIM 1. to I SS AL 
BATROSS at Key West. FH. 


The great man learns only what he 
wants to learn I the mediocre man 
learns what others think he should 
learn.—Moore. 


Wrestlers, Boxers Set 
For Season Openers 

The hospital wrestling team will 
open its season on 11 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 Octolier - Officer and slafT- 
enlisted luTsonncl. 

Friilay, IS Octolier — All patieiit-ciili.stcd 
personnel. 

Friday, 1 November — Officer and .statT- 
enlisted per*onncl. 

Tuesday, 5 November — .Ml patient-enlisted 
personnel. 



Five Oak Knoll hospitalmen and one fireman were presented th:ir Gen¬ 
eral Education Development certificates (the equivalent of alhi-h si hon| 
diploma) by CAPT Fitz-John Weddell Jr., Executive Ofiicer. after enm-' 
pleting a five-part test given by the Information and Education Service; 
They are (left to right) Kenneth D. Slagle. FN, and HN’s John D, .McN. ir 
Philip S. Harfoush, James C. Ferguson, John R. Collado and Jarne^ r 
Borque. 



“I am not only witty in myself,’ 
says Sir John Falstaff with a charac- i 
teristic lack of modesty, “but the' 
caiLse that wit is in other men.’’ This ' 
wonderful quality, so rarely teen 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 Harrlman 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 Ro.ss was father¬ 
ing THE NEW YORKER; FrankUn 
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. HLs 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. 

I still aglow." He was the husband of 
j Helen Hayes, which might be glory 
enough for any man. but he was a 
I 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 man’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 unflni.shed 



Before being transferred to 
Field .Medical Service School at Canrp|' 
Pendleton, LawTence P. Yore, HK.,. 
was presented a Letter of Commen-‘^‘ 
dation by .Admiral Owsley. “In your;! 
werk as an assistant to the Agent 
C’sFier you have given uns'inting 
of your time over and a'^ove the nort^ 
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 
cheerful and busines-slike mannerij| 
reflect a high standard of efficiency."* 
the letter said in part. 4 


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Tonight. 11 October 
lEANNE EAGLES — Kim XMVpk,- 
Chandler. MaRnihceni. stup^idous, __ 
sal. cast of thousands, in short txnihmy 
Saturday. 12 October r 

THE LAST HUNT - Stewart t 
Robert Taylor. Hollywood has done 
only ten cents you can sec the iwrj ^ * 

actors trying to out do each other. T 1 

Sunday* 13 October 
SLIM CARTER — J.»ck Mahoney 

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Aflams 


The pickings will be mighty 

Monday. M October IJ 

SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD — Hidi^ 
Egan, Rit.i .Morrno, .A belter than 

Tuesday. IS October ft 

the nEF.RSL.AVF.U — Lex Oarkcr, 
.Moreno. •‘T.irr.iin ' in buck ^kins. Two 
reel -artoons B I Kl) .SYMPIION \ 

GOOD DEED DAI TV. U 

Wednesday. 16 October j. 

lUlOWAXl JUNCTION — Stewart 
Rcr. Ava G.irdncr. Stewart Wc- .\v.x SS- 
art and Ava have serious problems. SteV® ' 
and Ava clinch a.* movie ends. 

Thursday. 17 October 
P.WVNEE -j- G orge .Monigomery. Lola 
bright. A protest b:t!» been r-nt to 
Society for the Prevention of (, rueliyp 
llollvwooil Indians. Two onereelcr^ 
HONG KONG. HAWAII. 

Friday. 18 October 
doctor AT LARGE — Dirk Borgtri^ 
Third in the serie.s of the .idventures ol 
British doctor. Sometimes very (uiiHy. 

Saturday, 19 October 
n.l CRY TOMORROW 

vianl. Eddie Albert. The life >1 1 |>1^ 
Roth, her rise to fame anil wealth md 
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Page Three 


VriAn^. 11 October, 


OAK LEAF 



c Ilf / 11 President Eisenhower Urges Employers 

“Pq Hire the Physicolly Hondicopp^d 


’ Mrs. Persis A. Stanley 

jivirs. Stanley Bids 
Farewell to Knoll 


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' Mrs. Persis A. Stanley cleared off 
her desk in the Disbursing Office on 
27 September, ciit her farewell cake, 
and retired after 19’^ years in Civil 
ii service to begin a new chapter in her 
■/e story. 

Mrs. Stanley’s ‘'Navy career” began 
;in 1918 when she was one of 7,000 
'yeomanettes who made up tlie Wom- 
Navy of World War I. At Great 
^kes she met Leslie H. Stanley. 
Chief Storekeeper, w'ho was to be- 
lome her husband. On active duty 
ring World War II he held the 
rank of. CHPCLK. Following his 


flfdeath in 1944, Mr.s. Stanley joined 
^!the staff at NAS. Miami, Fla., as a 
feaffic clerk, the job- she has held at 
foak 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 
-^daying, take a few courses at the 
.Jniversity, and maybe work in a 
^avel agency.” 

i, Right now, Mrs. Stanley is enjoying 
^li^ in Mill Valley, where she recently 
purchased a home on a hill with a 
of Mt. Tamalpais. 




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Fractured German Kills 
Webster's Dictionary 

English, slightly broken, has long 
since come into its own as the inter¬ 
national language. But German, to- 
ally fractured, is in vogue with 
personnel of the Air Research and 
Development Command, Baltimore. 

' An unofficial “English-German 
glossary,” inspired by the German 
Influence in building rockets and 
jjUided. missiles, contains these 
phlases: 

Guided Missile — Das sientifiker 
gesebtenwerkes firenkrakker. 

Rocket Engine — Firenschpitter 
mit smoken-und-schnorten. 

Liquid Rocket — Das skwirten ju- 

C nkind fli*enschpitter. 

Control System—Das pullenund- 
ballischd* schtargazen peepenglasser 
mit komputerattachen schteeren- 
werke. 

Control System — Das pullen-und- 
«choven werke. 

} Warhead — Das laudenboomer. 

1^'Nuclear Warhead — Das earge- 
^schplitten laudenboomer. 

Hydrogen Device — Das eargesch- 
plitten laudenboomer mit ein grosse 
holengraund und alles kaput. 


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"THE SIMPLE THINGS in life are 
what count”—words uttered by some 
long-forgotten. home.spun philoso¬ 
pher ore 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 KiioH, 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# 
pkg. 

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. 

INCIDENTAL INFORMATION 
LTJG T. C. Fox is an intern here, LT 
I F. M. Wolje a second year OB-GYN 
resident. 

\ CONGRATULATIONS to LT Har¬ 
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 
JG. 

SIGHTS & SOUNDS . . . Don 
Chandler, athletic director, lamenting 
fact that interest in Oak KnolTs box¬ 
ing team seems to be dying — seems 
few people are willing to swap a 
rmxished nose for a monogrammed 
jacket , . . Demelrio Sanchez, one of 
the hospital gardeners, returning to Life 
at Happy Knoll after 4 months (and II 
bullfights) in Spain . . . Gerald Web- 
st:r, HM2, proclaiming that he has 
completed his S2nd month at the Knoll 
. . . Workers rejoicing that the World 
Series is over and they can concentratel 
again ... A. L. Smedberg standing in. 
line for a I9-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 -1 
putee patient now employed by one of ^ 
the air lines, happily hauling two four-' 
point Mule Deer in from Coulterville 
. . . giant Oak Knoll poster, joint effort 
of Pubinfo and ALD craftsmen, home 
from its travels after being seen by 
more than 50,000 persons who went 
through recruiting van in which it was 
on display . . . The firehouse holding 
open house Wednesday in honor of Fire 
Prevention Week . . . 

MARRIAGE VOWS were ex¬ 
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¬ 
monies. 

LIFE BEGAN on 25 Sept, for Pa¬ 
tricia Gail Walker, 7 lb. JJYi oz. daugh¬ 
ter of LT William Walker of EENT 
and wife Katie . . . on 6 Oct. for Jen¬ 
nifer Lee Strange, S lb. daughter of LT 
Robert Strange and wife Mildred. 


’’There is one basic thing to remember good for 

handicapped. It is good business to litre them goot f otherwise be rela¬ 
the person. It makes an earner out of an American who this 

tively helpless. I would like to congratulate 
and are helping to promote the widespread use of handi PP 

ust tell others about the value of employing the physically 
Americans with physical handicaps are still 
Americans could enter the labor force today if they 


’’Now we mi 

capped because two million 
to be used. Two million 
were properly prepared and equipped to do so. 

"I une an cmloyers. Ihenlore. ,o ,n. ,ha haadicapped wherever 
urge Jl worherr lo accept their haadicapped fellow Amertcane as thet 
co-workers. In these demanding limes the tabor force of our nation ts am 
precious asset. Worbing shoulder to shoulder, the , 7 ” 

and power to America as we seek to promote the strengt i of e 

world.” 

Dwight D. Eisenhower 


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¬ 
cense. 

"Don't forget to mention thatT can 
dance and swim,” the friendly self- 
assui*ed 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 
years 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. 


Blessed are they who have nothing 
to say, and who cannot be persuaded 
to say it.—Lowell. 



In this photo Albert Wenger gives 
Manuel Aguirre, AN, of San Antonio, 
Texas, a few pointers on climbing 
stairs. 


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 addi'ess on a let¬ 
ter. 

Though "Baby” and other pet 
names lovers use may cause rapid 
heart beat, they can give Oak Knoll’s 
Post Office Directory Seiwice 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- 
tai*y 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) wTite address 
in ink or type for legibility; (4) have 
a complete return address. 











































Friday, 11 Octcber, 



llermanPorkins. siM-edy Oak Knoll halfback, is brought down ^ ^ 2 - -.r 

a hand-ofT from QB Bill Brown (in the background) in the pame acainst Fairfiew"”"r J*>"iny Mauldin, breaks around riffht end on his way to the 

Fairneld Though stopped on this play Perkins scored two touchdowns in ' line OtheVlJil I*" ^ stopped on the Iwo-vard 

the Knollites- 26-13 victory. | Alba (26) (on the groZ, 


Hilltoppers Blast Port Chicago, 21-16, Fairfield 26-13; 
Move Into First Place Tie In 12ND Football Leaaue 


The Oak Knoll Hilltoppers, playing 
their home opener on 3 Oct., defeated 
Fairfield Aii- 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 
ease. 

The Fairfield defense was able to 
contain the KnoUites 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 i>oint. 

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 
good. 

Fairfield then showed some offen¬ 
sive punch as Halfback Fi'azier 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 Fl ank Vigil deep in Fairfield terri¬ 
tory and returned it to the 20. Brown 
passed to Perkins for the final tally, 
and Tollvar 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 drive 
by knocking down two pas.ses in the 


end 


zone and a bad handoff by the from Sam Jones to Fred Crabaugh. 


Marines lost 21 yards back to the 35, 
where the KnoUites 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 
14-8. 

The Marines came roaring back to 
tie the game on a 20-yai'd scoring pass 


Jones’ try for the extra point was 
blocked by Ed Weitzeil. 

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. 


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 ijoint was good, run¬ 
ning the score to 21-14. 


With four minutes remaining, the 
KnoUites 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. 


Four Teams Scramble 
For First in Bowling 

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. 

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. 


Til' 


The 'Tigers and Jawbreakers crowd¬ 
ed into the- top rung with victories. 
'The Tigers swept three from the 
Hookers on Lyle Richards’ 208 gam^ 
and 514 series and Jim Rupprechl j 
509 series. 'The Jawbreakers took twi 
from the 8-BaUs to keep in pace. 


In the third w’eek of play, three was 
the lucky number for the Kebobs. 
Jawbreakers and Night Riders as 
they swept three games from their, 
opponents. 



The Kebobs moved into first by 
sweeping three from the league-lead¬ 
ing Tigers, who feU to fourth place. 
The Jawbreakers moved into a second 
place tie with the Night Riders by 
biasting the Hookers, while the Night 
Riders were taking three on a for¬ 
feit from the 8-BaUs. 


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, IIN, Mary Lou Chavez, HIVE, 
Jan Brogden, IIM3, Pat Underwood, HM3, Mary Donahue, HN, LTJG 
Audrey Brennan, LTJG Beverly Sparks. In the background is team coach 
R. 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 END leagues. 

Bowling for the men’js team will be 
Darwin Moorehouse, Gene Earhart, 
Ray Gionskl, Gene Lucas, Larry 
Hagerman, George CartmeU, while 
the Lady Keglers will be represented 
by Alfield Forbord, Bethel Green. 
Audrey Brennan, Jean Gerber, Mary 
Easter, Ethel Eusebio, Dorothea Gee, 
and ThekJa Morris. 


Badminton Teams to 
Play in Tourney 


Oak KnoU will send a team to the 
END 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 Cioiz, 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 jplace in 
the Husband-Wife Bowling League by 
sweeping two games from the .-Uley 
Kats on Ellen Bennett’s 140-392 se¬ 
ries. 

The Cavaliers were knocked out of 
second place when they dropped two 
games to the surging Shortsnortets. 
John Faunce rolled a high series for 
the night with a 193-545 to lead bis 
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 McClurgs 
144-384 series paced the losers. 


GOLFERS WANTED 

Chief Harry O. McClurg, captain of 
the golf team, has Issued a call for 
potential golfers to compete in tht 
END winter league. Interested Per¬ 
sonnel should contact him at Ext. 288 
prior to 26 Oct. 

































Vol.l9. No. 22 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL, OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA 




l!!STORV (Navy Medical Corps! REPEATING ITSELF: That’s the way it is at Oak Knoll, since these five doc¬ 
tors, born and bred in the Corps, are carrying on in the tradition of their fathers. The younger generation includes 
(left to right, above) LT’s David I. Hill. Intern; Morton D. Willcutts, Jr., and Cecil C. Welch, second-year resi¬ 
dents in internal medicine; Patrick E. Golden first-year resident in OB-GYN; and CAPT Mark S. Curtis, Chief 
»f the Urology Service. 



THE OLDER GENER.ATION, warmly remembered by “old shipmates” throughout the Corps—includes CAPT 
Franklyn J. Hill, now serving as staff physician at the Hassler Health Home (tuberculosis division of the San 
Franclsc'o County Health Department); V.ADM 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 CAPT Elmer E. Curtis. 


Friday. 25 October, 1957 


Swedish Surgeon 
General Tours 
Knoll Facilities 

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 car 
driven by an amputee driver. On his 
itinerary were the Prosthetic Re¬ 
search Laboratory, Occupational 
Therapy, Phy.sical 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. hLs 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 


These Five Are Medical Corps 


By 


As Well As Commission 


Dr. Holloway Selected 
For CAPT; 8 as CDR 

CDR Charles K. Holloway, Assist¬ 
ant Chief of the Surgical Service, was 
selected for promotion to the rank of 
captain and eight other staff officers 
i were selected for commander, ac¬ 
cording to an Alnav reporting results 
of the recent board meetings in 
Washington. 

Soon to become three-stripers are 
, LCDR’s Paul D. Doolan. MC; Ray- 
.. nvond Talty, CHC: Phi llis Hanwell' 
and Mary Crenshaw, MSC; and Ruth 1 
Michell, Anna Kaes, Jeannette Col¬ 
lins- and Marion Poulter, all of the 
Nurse Corps. 


(^Costume Dance To Be 
HelcT at EM Club 

A Halloween costume dance will be 
held at the EM Club on Thursday, 31 
Oct., from 2000 to midnight. Emil 
iLemoine and his seven-man band 
will play for the dance. Halloween 
ma.sks will be issued at the door. 

Robert Ellis, HMl, new manager of 
the club, said remodeling work has 
been started on the club. A new 
"Pizza To Go" service will also be 
started. 


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-G'YN; 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 
his father. Dr. Elmer E. Curtis, was 
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. Cuitis 
p’.ayed football for Vallejo High, 


went to College of Pacific, thence to i 
Stanford for his B.S. and M.D. His 
father retiied with the rank of cap¬ 
tain in 1945 after 39 yetirs’ active 
duty and lived in Vallejo until his 
death in 1952. 

LT Golden was born at Lake For¬ 
est, Ill., 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 
University of Illinois School of Medi¬ 
cine) went to Creighton University, 
Omaha, Nebr., for hLs M.D. Dr. 
Golden, Sr., specialized in general' 
medicine, served 28 years, and W'as 
retired medically in 1945 when he 
held the rank of CDR. His last job . 
prior to retirement was that of Sen- 
I ior Medical Officer of the Dispensary 
at Naval Supply Depot. Oakland. He i 
lived in Berkeley until his death in ' 
1953. 

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 
outmeasured. When they po.sed for 
the photographer. Admiral Owsley, 
looking up to the Commodore, said. 
*T m 6 feet 1.” “I’m 191 centimeters,” 
was the visiting Surgeon General’s 
rejoinder — which rouglily figured, 
comes to about 6 feet 3, 

Give Now 
to 

United Crusade 



































Page Two 


T. he €^€i§i Leaf 


OAK LEAF 


Fridgy^ 25 Octob 0 f^ 1957 


li. S. Nuviil HospitnU Onklnnd, California. 


RADM J. 0‘ Ow»|cy, MC, USN, Oimmandini Officer. 

CAPT I'iCz-Jnhn Weddell, Jr., MC, USN. Hxccutivc Officer 
CDK M^vin I‘. Iluhvr, MSC, USN, Admini.<tlriitivc Officer," 
hdiior: Chrisloplier E. EckI, JOSN, 

Sports: Donald Chandler. HN, LT Waylnnd Bennett. MC. USN. 
hditoriol Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

BhotoUntphcrs: Stanley Smith, HMC. John M. Simms. MMC. Curl Stevenson IIMI 
Contributors ol the Week; The American Bed Cross. Mrs. Fmmu Ueritcr, Librarian! 


•‘The Ook Leaf” is a semimonthly publication produced commercially at no cost to the ('.ov-em 
ment and in compliance with NAVEXOS P-35, Kcv. July. 1953. ‘ tiovern- 

“The Onk Leaf** rcccivcN Armed Forccii Press Service material. 

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

Contributions from both stofl and patients are welcomed and should he addressed to the Editor 
of -The Oak Leal.” U. S. Niivol Hospital. Oakland H, Cnlilornin. 


Vol. 19 


Friday, 25 October, 1957 


No. 22 




Olhcr ^a.l.a.rs are ,.e,. Ocnniri™ W, 

Hart was the course instructor. ,‘\nn 4 


RELIGION IN AMERICAN LIFE 

Religious faith is the keystone in the structme 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 oui* 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, thLs most basic aspect of our cherished heritage. i 

For this purpose, the nonsectarian Religion in American Life Pi-ogram : 
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 theii: church or synagogue either in the chapel or at 
the civilian church of their choice. 

Posters, cards and other publicity matei'ials 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 


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. 

7 he fi'illeulls, Sr. and Jr., share the 
distinction of having the same initials, 
fore and aft—M. 1). Willciitts, M.D.— 
a fact noted years ago hy Robert Rip. 
ley, who, believe it or not, also made 
much of his discovery of a surgeon 
named Will.cutts. 

LT Welch, who like his father, was 
to receive his M.D. from Northwest- 


Red Cross Receives 
Three New Staffers 


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, Ill., 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. 


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.' 
I Welch, Sr., served at Pearl Harbor 
1 from ’36-’38 and was head of the 
' Radiology Service at the Naval Hos- 
j pital at Canacao, P.I., in November 
1940 when, because of the ominous i 
I atmosphere in the Pacific. Cecil, Jr.. I 
I 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 cairy- 
ing POW’s to Japan. 


Six Officers Attend 12ND Symposium 


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 
Saturday. 

At the 'Thursday evening dinner 
Tieetlng, Admiral Owsley acted as 
naster of ceremonies and introduced 


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. 


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 


The Red Cross Recreation staff 
has three hew members recently 
transfened from other military hos- 
I pitals: 

I Miss Dorothy Raub, who will be in 
charge of the Red Cross Recreation 
Lounge, has just returned from fi 
tlvee-year tour of duty in Army and 
Air Force hospitals in Germany. Prior 
to her overseas assignment, she was 
on the recreation staffs at Letterman 
Airoy Hospital, San Francisco, USNH 
Corona, and USNH, Camp White 
Oregon. Her home is in Liberal, Kan¬ 
sas. She is a graduate of Bethanj* 
College. Kansas, with a Bachelor ori 
Music degree. 

Mis.s 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 worker 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. degn^ee in ap 
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¬ 
delphia. 


IM 


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¬ 
tions. 

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 
CJounty Health Department. 


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OAK LEAF 


^day, 25 October. 1957 

I 

$tjjdtjdsbiiiL 

SCENES FROM THE PASSAGE¬ 
WAY PARADE: Captain Tandy 
K beaming with pride over the fact Roy. 
ii Jr., will report to OCS at Newport, 
./ R. I., early next month. Tlie up- 
coming ensign is now an HMl at the 
i.; school of Ho.spital Administration 
} at Bethesda. . . . People comparing 
i.mtradermal inflammations, moaning, 
; and mulling over the question : Which 
is worse—Aslan flu nr the vaccine? 

. Chief Stanley Smith presiding 
over’ a meeting of the Fairmont Ter- 
. rape PTA—Yep, he's its president, 
*». Two staffers exchanging pleasan- 
ries; I'st: “I thought you were sick 
—what’re you doing here?” 2nd; “Oh 
—that’s tomorrow!” . . . Knollites 
buying trick or treat supplies at 
lavj' Exchange. . . . CDR H. A. Jen- 
’ns, radiology resident, and LT Gef- 
:d C. Crary, Jr., neuropsychiatric 
l^'-j.sident' transferring to USN. , 
if" ul Doolan, Jr„ who’ll be 8 next 
ife .checking out a librai y book on 
favorite subject—prehistoric an- 
mals. . . . Carl and Colleen Steven- 
on celebrating thpir tenth anniver- 

with steaks and champagne at 
. Willy Dilly’s. . . . Rumors spreading 
-o the effect that ”Lock-em-Up Slim” 
Jrtll soon be transferred from Secur- 
ty to Pharmacy-. . . . 

^^^WEDDINC. NOTES: Today at ISOO 
lack IT. Rogers, HM3, of the Com- 
, nissary staff and Hazel Langley, HN, 
40B, will exchange vows in the Oak 
IfTuo// Chapel, toith .Chaplain G. /,. 
t^^artin officiating. . . . Keith Magee, \ 
IMS, oj the CO’s Mail Room slipped 
t ring on the fourth 'finger, left hand, 
Sif Winnie Ackers at a ceremony In 
‘ rson City, Nev., Lutheran Church 
/I 12 October, just a few days before 
ic left for duty in Formosa. 

j IT TOOK A SMALL AIR FORCE 
|| IMPENDENT to get Oak Knoll into 
P&.hie movie magazines for the first time 
n’ its fifteen-year life. The October 
issue of MODERN SCREEN carried 
,1 picture story of Cindy Acker and 
; 'riends, Eddie Fisher and Debbie 
Reynolds. As a result, Cindy has re- i 
;eived stacks of mail from all over j 
the world, including a handful of let- j 
;ers from Cuba — all in Spanish —j 
vhich the six-year-old finds a bit' 
difficult to read. Cindy, who suffered 
jevere burns last" February, is going 
‘.0 school and now coming to physical 
:herapy only once a month for a 

• checkup. 

' CONGRATULATIONS (Second 
^oind) to LT E. A. W. Ball. Oak 
Knolls one and only optometrist. Last 
'■ceek, the OL inadvertently promoted 
him from ENS to JG—a gross error, 
which has resulted in getting Dr. Ball 
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 nursei*y 
^nd 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, 

'I lb. 8 oz. daughter of Edwin Wyatt, 
HM2. of the NP staff and wife Willa 

- . on 17 October for Connie Eliza¬ 
beth Jack.son, 8 lb. oz. daughter 
Jerry Jackson, HM2. of Lab and 
jwlfe Barbara. 


'LTJG Ruud Reports 
For Chaplain Duty 

I LTJG Carl Ruud, CHC, recently 
reported to Oak Knoll for duty as 
a Protestant Chaplain after spend¬ 
ing 12months 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 montlis in the Air 
Force as a radar observer. 

He Is a graduate of Carthage Col¬ 
lege, Carthage, Ill., 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- 
rissa. * 

In liis spare time, he swims and 
golfs. 


Officers’ Wives To Sell 
UNICEF Xmas Cards 

Children in United Nations mem¬ 
ber nations all over the world will 
benefit from the sale of UNICEF 
Christmas caids, which may be pur- 
I chased locally through the Oak Knoll 
' OfBcers’ 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 l 
countries requesting aid. 

The cards in a variety of attractive | 
designs, may be purchased with sea- i 
son’s greetings in five languages or 
with the inside left blank for use as 
notepaper. They are $1.25 per box of 
ten. 

Officers’ Wives may obtain their 
cards from Chief Maddox at the Club 
office or in the Navy Exchange lobby. 


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 
Fellow. 


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. 



HOMEWORK—John Edward Brophy, first class midshipman from the 
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, finds concentration a little difificult on 
Ward 42A, where he 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 CitV, lost 
his right foot when it was caught in 
the bight of a bowline in a freak ac¬ 
cident that occuned during a le&son 
in seamanship at the academy. Flc .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 


months. 

Meanwhile, surrounded by an im¬ 
pressive array of textbooks, he is 
doing his regular assignments and 
turning them in by aiimail 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 To Husbands on 8 Nov 


The Oak Knoll OfiBcers’ Wives Club 
will take their husbands “Around the 
World in 80 Days” in fui's and fash¬ 
ions on Fiiday, 8 November. 

Mrs. M. E. Roudebush, with the as¬ 
sistance of the wives of officers in the 
Neuropsychiatric Depaitment and 
the Interns’ wives, has planned a gala 
evening with beautiful prizes includ¬ 
ing two fur stoles. 

The fashions to be shown will come 


from the William Silva Shop of 
Montclair and the furs from Curtis 
Stewart F\zr Company of S.P. 

The party will begin at 1800—Show¬ 
time 2030. 

Tickets ai'e 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 tickets 
$ 1 . 00 . 








































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 



Friday, 25 October, 19 5 ’ 

Hilltoppers Drop Two League Tilt! 
To NAS, Oakland, Mare Island Crewsi 


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 ToUvar (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 fli-st place by winning two 
games from the Night Riders on Doc 
Bennett’s 205-516 series. 

Second place is jammed with thi-ee 
teams—Kebob’s, Night”^ Riders and 
Jawbreakers—who are still in the 
running. 

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- 
BaUs’ 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. Q'ma McClurg rolled a 166-414 
series for the Jets. 

High game for the night was a 194 
rolled by Harry Gibbons of the Sleep¬ 
ers. 


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 
Nov. 

The hospital will furnish transpor¬ 
tation. 

The DAV will furnish refreshments, 
lunch and entertainment. Interested j 
patients should contact Special Serv- | 
ices. I 


Knoll Entry Blasted 
In Badminton Tourney 


The football fortunes* of the Oak 
Knoll Hilltoppers went into a tailspln 
as they suffered two straight losses 
to NAS Oakland, 42-28, and Mare 
Lsland, 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, 

I 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 grave NAS another scor¬ 
ing chance. Holetz passed three yards 
to Fellow's 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 
honors. 

However, the team, by entering, 
eai’ned the hospital seven points to¬ 
ward the Commandant’s Excellence 
'Trophy. 


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. 


G.I.'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 thi 
ground. QB Bill Brown passed to Bf> 
Johnson on the NAS 13. He thre' 
Incomplete to Mauldin, but Na. 
was guilty of Interference, puttlr | 
the ball on the one-yard line. Brow 
passed to End Nat Tollvar for tl.j 
score. Bates converted and the gr.w 
was closed to 21-16 as time ran out 
the first half. 

Second Half 

After stopping a drive which penf; 
trated to the OK 24, Perkins an) 
Mauldin moved the ball to the NA 
10 where Tollvar scored on an end 
around, putting the hospital ahea 
22-21. Bates’ PAT was no good. 

Oakland’s Holetz to Fellows past 
ing combo was good for 30 yards ani 
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 Tollvar 6n the 35 and on the nesf 
play found Perkins open and hit hi: 
with a scoring pass, tying the sea 
at 28-28. Bates failed to convert. 

NAS then proceeded to shred f. 
Oak Knoll defense and moved to f' 
OK 10 in five plays. Kinnaly put L 
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 aU scorb. 
for the day, except for the exh 
point. 

Against Mare Island the Hilltoi 
pers were never in the game after th 
first quarter. Perkins gave Oak Knc 
its only lead when he ran 38 yart 
after Mare Island had fumbled. Bi 
the 6-0 lead was short bved. Ti 
Mariners scored on a pass, converte 
and were never behind again. 

Two touchdowns in the secor 
quarter gave the opponents a 22' 
half-time lead. Oak Knoll got a 
ond touchdown in the third quai 
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 
score. 


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¬ 
meda. 

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 
game. 

On 28 Oct., the Ladies will travel 
to Moffett Field while the men will 
go to Mare Island. 


(PMvkwA, 


Tonight. 25 October , 

ZERO HOI K — Dana Andrews, Stcrli 
Hayden. No comment. i 


Saturday, 26 October 
THE KING AND FOUR OlT^-ENS 
Clark Gable. Eleanor Parker. The lifej 
lovc.«of an ancient cowboy. In liis 
he swaps his horse for a kiss. 


J 


Sunday 27 October 
T*IE D.I.—Jack Webb. Rally round 
flag, boys. The new h^w in movie niaj^i 

Monday, 28 October 
RAINS OF RANCH I PUR—Lana Tun 
Richard Rurtoii. Leaves one i^p-^cchle 


ashion is a form of ugliness so in- 
rable that we have to alter it 
•y six months.—Wilde. 


jsmen— Fellows who hang around 
man nobody noes. 


Pay Schedule 


Friday. 1 November 
enlisted i>ersonnc!. 
Tuesday, 5 November 
personnel. 


Officer and stafT- 
All i»aliciit-cnlislcd 


Xmas Party Deadline 
To Be I November 

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. 


Tuesday, 29 October 
OKLAHOMA Gordon McRae. 
Jones. The'sonK> arc excellent. 




Wednesday, 30 October 
^'MOOT UP iVT MEDICINE BEND 


Rundolpii Scott. .V ^ure Academy Avt 


Thursday, 31 October 
•;UN BATTLE IN MONTEREY ^ 
ling Hayden, Pamela Duncan. Ilo=l: 
Plus two one-reel color shorts—PICT 
ESOUE PORTUGAL and FISH i 
where YOU FJND THEM. 


Friday. 1 November ^ 
THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIP 
L.aurencc Olivier, Marilyn Monroe. 1 
Marilyn and Sir Laurence in a 


Saturday, 2 November - 
LO\ E ME TENDER —Elvts Pf^tslc^. t 
anl Egan. Elvis not only make? m.s t 
noises but a gun. Don t k 

Elvis—he makc^* money. 








































Mrs. Myrtle Gear>', in charge of gift purchasing, reports to Admiral Owsley 
that there’ll be a carefully selected gift for every patient aboard on Christ¬ 
mas Day. Sharing the responsibility for helping Santa Claus haul his pack 
from ward to ward, on 25 December will be LT A. C. Harris, Special Services 
Officer; A1 Tudyman, the Committee’s Coordinator for Oak Knoll; and 
Edmond Sense, assistant coordinator. * 


Members of the Veterans Hospitals’ Christmas Committee recently met 
at the Oak Knoll Officers’ Club to plot their course for the 1957 holiday 
season. Here, Hart Eastman, president of the committee, and Mrs. Joseph 
R. Knowland show Miss Mary Valle, secretary of the committee, Mrs. 
Owsley, and Mr. Knowland, publisher of the Oakland 'Tribune, the wreaths 
and poinsettias that will be used to decorate the wards on 15 Dec., two 
Sundays before Christmas. 


^ Ducks Spend Whole Day Dodging 
i'Barrage of 25 Knoll Hunters 

^ Sharpshooters Guests 
^ At Dinner, Barbecue 


f 


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- 
Ites cut loose with a barrage that 
would have wilted any type forma¬ 
tion. 

CAPT Tandy High Man 
CAPT Roy Tandy was high man 
for the day with the limit in ducks, 
while "believe it or not’’ PPC 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. 

Besides Knows His Gun, other pa¬ 
tient-hunters were: Ralph Neff, Har- 
lon Hlttle, W. D. Anderson, Nels 
Ramsland, Chjistian Hartman, Val 
Gene Walker, George Bumgartner, 
Prank Gratino, Thomas Tinner, Har¬ 
ry Burgus, Albert Milburn, W. H. 
Driver, Donald Waldren and R. L. 
Ward. 


Staff members were; CDR C. C, 
Houghton, LT T. A. Daane, HMC’s 
James A. Maddox, Bernard Barbo, 
William R. Murphy, Jason Seale, 
HM2, Garland Smith, SH2, Albert 
Wenger, Corbitt Ray and Leslie 
Spect. 


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 
will start on Monday, 25 Nov. 

A booth in the Navy Exchange 
Bldg, will be open on Monday through 
Thursdays, from 1000-1700. 

Special Services will supply the 
necessary wrapping materials. 



THE DUCKSLAYERS—Four Oak Knoll “gunners’* pose with their victims 
after a day of duck hunting at Williams, Calif. They are (left to right) 
Christian Hartman, George Baumgartner, Donald Waldren and Bernard 
Barbo. HMC, staff. 'Twenty-five men from the hospital were guests of the 
Oakland Rod and Gun Club at the shoot. 


Committee 
Plans Yule 
Celebration 

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 Elastbay 
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¬ 
ored guests at the traditional dinner 
at which Admiral Owsley acted as 
host. Others at the speakers’ table 
were Hart Eastman, committee presi¬ 
dent, and Mrs. Eastman; William 
Stephens, first vice-president, Mrs. 
Stephens: Miss Mary Valle, secre¬ 
tary-treasurer; and Captain Weddell. 

A1 ’Tudyman is coordinator for Oak 
Knoll, Edmond Bense, his assistant. 

























Page Two 


The €PfBh Teaf 


OAK LEAF 


U. S. Naval Hospiul, Oakland, Calilor 


Friday, 8 November. I 957 ' ^ 



TAPT Commandinie Officer 

T l*iCz-John VVcddcll Jr MO t iqnj k * ^^rr- 

CDR Melvin J*. Huber MSC USN Vh™’ 

Editor: ChriatopherTlSjOsS: Officer. 

cirrarVVf MMC. J„hn M Simm., HMC, Carl S.even.on, HMl, 

»TI n V I r. American Red CroM, Mr,. Emma Herder. Librarian. 

•ncari" ” ... 

Armed R ‘ ‘ Armed Force, l>rc„ Service material. 

reprinud wiRmu* th^wrlucn^^^ material appearing in Ihi, publiention may not be 
Contribution, Irnm K ..iV'. a , »• Armed Force, Pre, Service. 

of “The Oak I eaf " II "s Sj** welcomed and should be addressed to the Editor 

i ni tjok l.eal, U. S. Naval Hospital. Oakland 14 , California. 


VoL 19 

Friday, 8 November, 1957 

No. 23 

- 1 - + 

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER 

+ + 


A HELPING HAND 

In the Academy at Florence one of the great Italian masterpieces dLs- 
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 sufificlent 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 ovu 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, Pi'otestant 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. 


W- 



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. I/cCronc, HM3, and George B. Gaze, Jr., HMC. 
Before being discharged to civilian life McClamcy 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 Yankee. So it is with special de¬ 
light that we greet the appearance 
of 'THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC 
SAMPLER, a book newly published 
that covers the one hundred and 
sixty-five years of existence of the 
Parmer’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 
ovep 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 
leisure. 

Foui'teen years ago, Ayn Rand’s 
THE FOUNTAINHEAD was greeted 
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- 



WARM WELCOME—WTien LTJG 
Theresa Paula Meyer, right, recently 
reported for duty at Oak Knoll, she 


was welcomed aboard not only by the 
Conunanding Officer and the Chief 
Niwse 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 ^ j 
duty at Great Lakes and Tripler be- 
I fore coming to Oak Knoll. ’Theresa • 
' was serving as assistant head nurse at j 
New York Hospital Medical Center 
I when she received her commission in : 
July and reported to St. Albans for f, 
indoctrination. 

WARD. But whatever else It Is. it is jf 
a novel of considerable size, scopd if, 
and depth. Another book recently re- jr 
i celved and one that will bear youT | 
i scrutiny is John Kerouac’s ON THE ;/ 
ROAD, the story of the restless 
searching youth, the “Beat” genera* | 
tion, that came out of World Wsur U* [1 
' Jack Kerouac is the voice of this j f 
group and this is his novel. Along r 
with these two books, and possibly as 
j a sort of leveler to them both. Is 
i Thomas Costain’s story of England] 
j at the time of Magna Carta. 1 




























































pri d<ry» 8 Nov^nib^r# 1957 

Havy Recommends 
f’Evan Wolfe For 
Service Award 


OAK LEAF 


IPoQB Three 


Evan Wolfe, civilian staff psycholo¬ 
gist at Oak Knoll since Jan.. 1950, was 
' recently selected as one of 11 civil 
service employees recommended by 
the Navy for the Rockefeller Public 
Service Awards which will be granted 
in Feb.. 1958. 

These awards are given annually to 
recognize outstanding public serv¬ 
ices rendered by career Federal serv¬ 
ice employees in the executive branch 
of the government. 

Mr. Wolfe received the word from 
RADM Bartholomew W. Hogan. Sur¬ 
geon General of the Navy, who wrote 
I- as follows: 

'Pear Mr. li'olfe: 

The'Office of the Secretary of the 
Savy has informed me that you have 
been selected as one of the eleven can¬ 
didates recommended by the Navy for 
he Rockefeller Public Service Awards 
vhich are to be granted in Feb,, 19SS. 

I am happy to know that you have 
r eceive^ this official recognition for 
■ ar fine service to the Navy Medical 

^artment. and / want to extend my 
f personal congratulations. 

. — B. IF. Hogan 

. Surgeon General 

^ Mr. Wolfe has a bachelor’s degree 


T in Psychology from the University of 
I Cincinnati and a Master’s from the 
1 University of California. 

I 


XCDR LeBleu New Chief 
jOf Operafing Services 


W LCDR H. .W. LeBleu has been 
tnamed to the new txist of Chief of 
foperating Services, and now has an 
' office In the CO’s mail room. 

In his new job, he will be in charge 
\ -*f the mail room, telephone exchange, 

[ formation desk, the laundry and 
bilnen service and the janitorial serv- 
I ices. 

■'“^Formerly, LCDR LeBleu was Ad- 
ialnistrative Officer of the EST, 
school. ' 


Red Cross Director 
Leaves Knoll To 
,Take New Position 



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. 


.MORE NAMES: LTJG Phyllis 
England and LT Elizabeth Holland are 
staff nurses, who have undoubtedly met 
Captain Canada , . . Not to be over¬ 
looked on the roster are LT Fredericka 
Raine, NC, and LT 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. 



WOULDN’T IT BE LOVELY — 
or Would itJT? A young staff doctor 
recently requested permission to at¬ 
tend symposium at U.C. on subject 
“’Oscular Manifestations of Systemic 
Disease." 


SIGHTS &: SOUNDS: LTJG Tom¬ 
mie Madden, NC, making last-minute 
plans for her 1200 wedding in the 
chapel tomorrow. She’ll become the 
bride of LTJG Robert Prancke, 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 . . . 
Nearlyweds Darien Koser, HN, and 
Ray Gronski, HM2, planning their 
vow exchange in the chapel for 16 
Nov. 


irH _ -I - 

Belinda Kay Love, 10-monlhs-old daughter of Aubrey A. Love, AD2, of 
NAS, Oakland, expresses her approval of a brand new crib Charles J. Gard¬ 
ner (left) and Edmund Silvermann of Oakland Chapter No. 7, DAV, deliv¬ 
ered here this week. LT John S. Murphy, Assistant Administrative officer 
(right), has “collateral duty” as officer in charge of collecting nursery fur¬ 
nishings. 


DAV Gives Cribs, 
Playpens To Knoll 


Patients May Attend 
Showing of 'Wonders' 


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 obtaih med¬ 
ical treatment or see a sick patient. 

When LT John S. Murphy, Assist¬ 
ant Administrative Officer, w'a.s 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 
Oakland. 

“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 
week. 


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. 


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¬ 
ing. 

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 18tli and re¬ 
turn the following evening. 

Anyone interested should contact 
Special Services. 


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 
|j|a similar position. 

MiSs Grace Guilford arrived here 
’Wednesday from duty in Germany to 
take Mrs. Halligan’s i)ost. 

^ 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 Cross since 1942. 
r A native San Franciscan, Mis. 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- 
I ley. 

Before her departure from Oak 
Knoll, Mrs. Halligan was presented a 
letter of appreciation by the Com¬ 
manding Officer “for her outstanding 
lervlce as a member of the hospital 
team.’’ 



Tigers Hold First 
With Two Victories 
Over Cavaliers 


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. 


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- 
nett!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 fiame-out and 
, dropped two games to the Short- 
, snorters. John Faunce of the Short- 
I snorters rolled the league’s highest 
I series with a 202-199-567, while Sher- 
4^8^^^^^*^^ ^®d the Jets with a 167- 









































Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 8 November, 

Male Keglers Win* 

I I • ■ ^ 


ies Lose Three 



SQUEAKY DOES HIS DUTY—Defensive Halfback Jerry “Squeaky” Honstein (22) pulls dow n Stockton's Glover 
(23) after a short g'ain in Oak Knoll’s 46-36 conquest of the visitors in a 12ND leafrue ^ame. Ratliff (40) and Hawker 


(39) move across field to give Honstein an assist. 


i, Mauldin Lead Hilltoppers In Wins 
Over Stockton 46-36, NAS Monterey 31-12 


Knoll varsity bowUA ' 
team took two out of three from ui ■ 
PacHunters in their most recent 
match in 12ND bowling. The wfe 
gave the KnoUites a five won. seven 
lost for the season. They have takeg 
the series in their last two match^ 
after dropping three to Moffett pteiJi 
and two to the San FYancLsco 
rines. ^ 

Jerry O’Neill was high man with-ji 
201 game and 560 series. He was foil 
lowed by Ray Gronski's 501 series anj 
a 500 series by Gene Lucas. 

Their next game will be againrf , 
Alameda at Hunter’s Point. 

The Lady Keglers weren’t as fotii 
tunate, as they lost three games c| 
Moffett Field. Dorothea Gee rolled g 
153-419. both high for the night. 


'M 

ft 

Vs 




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 F’l'ancisco Marines here in their 
last game of the .season at 1500. 

In the two games Perkins scored 
five touchdowns and Mauldin fom, 
for a grand total of 54 points between 
them. 

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 fii’st down on a fourth 
and two situation. But tw'o 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 u.sual 
display of open field running. 

Eight plays later Glnssman 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 


Kebobs Take Firsf 
As Tigers Lose ' 


lost any chance for a first down. At The Kebobs moved back into first 


thLs point the defense, paced by Mar-1 place in the Men’s Handicap BowiI 


season’s record to four wins against oK 15 but the defense held and in 


two losses and put the Knollites back 
in contention after two consecutive 
losses. 

While Perkins and Mauldin spent 
their time scoring almost at will they 
were backed up by the defense’s im¬ 
proved tackling and pa&s coverage, 
led by Jerry Marvel, Cecil Bledsoe, 
Dave Alba and Jerry Honstein. 


four plays the Knollites had moved 
the ball to the opponent’s 18, before 
being penalized back to the 23. From 


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 plimged 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. 


that point QB Bill Brown arched a i Hanna’s conversion upp>ed the score 


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 
back. 

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 


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 Can-oil. 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 
ended. 

The touchdown spree was halted in 
the third quarter as neither team was 
able to score. Perkins moved the ball 
to the Stockton 37 before a poor 
handoff lost five yards. Brown passed 


to 34-28. 

Prom 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 
30 seconds left in the game. The Per- 
kins-Mauldin offensive show went 
into operation and got another 


ing League by sweeping three gam* ,, 
from the Night Riders while 
league-leading Tigers lost two to th^j I]/ 
lowly Hookers and fell into secoi^l „ 
place. 

In winning all three games, ?i| 
Kebobs rolled the highest games 
the season with an 890 and 8^ i 
scratch for a 2,438 scratch series. ; ' 

Lucas of the Hookers and CNeili • 
of the Kebobs dueled for high gtai^ 
and series, with Lucas winning on a} 
224 game and a 568 series. CNeiit i 
was close with a 224-551. 

There were no other 200 garnet ■ 
rolled, but Coy Boyd hit a 199 goorfi 
for a 510 series, while John Lalla 
the Hookers had the dubious distinej^ ■ 
tion of rolling a 78. a new low in 
league play. *1 


Life is a tragedy for 
feel, and a comedy for 
think—La Bruyere. 


those who 
those who 


Insanity in individuals is sometbinif^ 
rare—but in groui>s, parties, nation^ 
and epochs it is the rule.—Nietzch^ 


fiMvkwA. 


nine yards to the 30, but his fourth , touchdown in two plays. 


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 


Perkins returned the kickoff 40 
yards to midfield and his sidekick 
went the other 40 on the last play of 
the game. 



Tonight, 8 November 
TIN' STAR—Henry Kohda, Anthony Pr>" 
kins, T>vo good actors should make tki^ • 
talc of the west at least bearable- 

Saturday, 9 November ^ 

FASTEST GUN ALIVE — Glenn Fun^ . 
jeannr Crain. The heroine is very lofcl^' 
and will be well protected by gunsliugia^ 
Glenn. 

Sunday, 10 November 
OPERATION MAnBALl^Ernie Kova 
Jack Lemmon. llar-dc-bar*bar. ^ For 
uiilnasecl opinion check the Jennings 


»v*csj 


mgs. 


Monday. U November 
PACES TO BAKER ^REET; — Y*|l 
J ohnson, Vera Miles. Blind novelist sohgj 
mystery without Sgt. Friday, or Rin Irl 
Tin. 

Tuesday. 12 November 
BOMBERS B 52 — Dean Jagger. Nat; 
Wood, or the *|Lifc and Love of An An 
cient Birdman/* 

Wednesday, 13 November 
(;1RL CAN'T HELP IT—Jayne MansC 
Tom Ew*cll. A clown and a comic 
the billing. 

Thursday. 14 November 
THE PERSUADERS —James Craig. 
diictio ad absurdum. Plus BLACK 
EST and SPORTING FlSlL 


HEAR 


Friday, 14 November , 

ME GOOD—Vcs. Chief. Pins 


Speedy Herman Perkins (31) moves past teammate Nat Tolivar 


S( RAPERS and \ ISTAVISION' VTS 


ground) towards Stockton’s goal as Cecil Bledsoe (27) and Bill Brown 


K-nnll kickcd Off tO StOCktOH .. _ , 

unted to the OK 18 after falling move up to block the two Stockton defenders. Eldred (12) and Willingham 
Tgaln in three tries. The Knollites, (10). 


ITS CIBRAI.TAR. 

Saturday, 16 November 
THE OKf.AllOMAN — Bud W 
Vessels .and Claude C unry ^ 


Hilly 


h.aiid. 





























Vol.l9, No. 24 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA 


Friday, 22 November, 1957 



Miss. G r a ce G ui I f o rd 

New ARC Director 
Reports to Knoll 

Miss. Grace Guilford became the 
new field director of the American 
'•Red Cross at U.S Naval Hospital, 
* A Oak Knoll, when she recently re- 
.ti^iaced Mrs, Kathleen Halligan, who 
’•ras transferred to Letterman Army 
Hospital. San Francisco. 

,Miss Guilford comes to Oak Knoll 
after spending two years as field di- 
(OK'tor of the 98th General Hospital, 
tJnited States Army, at Neubrucke. 
Germany, 

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 
1947-53. 

A native of Minnesota, she has a 
^j^chelor’s degree from Macallester 
Tollege, St. Paul, and attended the 
_ University of Minne.sota. Social work 
and social work administration are 
her specialties. She has been with 
^ Red Cross for 12 years, 10 of which 
have been spent in hospital service. 


56 Staff Members 
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 HMl, 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, Mai-- 
shon King, Oscar Lowe, Charles Mer¬ 
rill. Michael MacIntyre, Theodore 
Riddle, Paul Standard, Howard Troy, 
Robert Thom, and Robin Tahar. 

Promoted to thiid class were: HN’s 
Edward Anderson, Jerome Archam- 
bault, Gary Andersen. Paul Arm¬ 
strong, John Brown, William Bur¬ 
rows, Cecil Barnes, Richard Barnes, 
Caroiee 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¬ 
rence Severson, Simon Sanders. Ger¬ 
ald Sasser, Doran Slater, Ronald 
Stalker, Donald Sharp, Sue Snyder, 
Prank Sobieski. Houston Tyner, 
James Thomas. Edmunde Weitzeil, 
Jon Winter, Donald Winsor, Gary 
Winningham and C. E. Eckl, JOSN. 
finally. 



Families of Ex-Navymen 
No Lonqer 0ef Medicare 

In accordance with current direc¬ 
tives, dependents of discharged or re- 
iJteased members of the Naval Service 
are 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 
, ^Tom the Naval S' rvlce. the status of 
j'the dependent shall be promptly 
i changed from that of Dependent to 
1 that of CivIlian'Humanitarlan, Non- 
Indlgent, 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¬ 
digent. 



CHIMPANZEE CONCERTO—This 
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) 


—Associated Press Newsphoto 


A COUPLE OF COPPOLETTAS VVHO'VE MADE GOOD on both sides of 
the w'orld are CAPT Joseph M. and his wife Dorry, who began their 
tour of duty here in mid-September when the captain reported as Chief 
of 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 CX^MHED- 
SUPPACT just before coming to Oak Knoll. (This alphabetical phe- 
nomeno n. for the benefit of the unsch<X(led, means Commander, Subor- 

M^rl I lUvMa-w D.a. .«.• ^dinate Command. Eastern Atlantic 

IVlea Library Receives and Mediterranean, command Head- 
10,000th Volume ! quarters support Activity.) 

Oak Knoll’s Medical Library, locat- 'The former Cliffslde Park. New 
ed topside in the Main Building, re- ‘ doctor, a graduate of Cor- 

cently received its 10,000th volume— University, received his MD at 
"Atlas of Eye Surgery" by R. Town- ' ^aiw^d Medical School and his 
ley Paton, M.D., F.A.C.S. This figure ^^ster of Public Health degree at 
includes the department libraries. * Johns Hopkins. 


In 1947. when Mrs. Louise F. Ban*, 
medical librarian, came to Oak Knoll. 


During the past eight years Dr. 
Coppoletta has had duty with Com- 


the hospital had only 1.200 volumes, charge of a medical unit 

1 (books and medicaf journals). [aboard a laboratory ship in Japan 

I Korea; at BuMed, and in Na- 
On the library’s shelves are vol- ' Ples. where he was In command of 
ume,'; on the diversified branches ol Navy’s Preventive Medicine 

medicine, a small collection of medi- Seven, which was commis- 

cal novels and biographies of famous ^^°ued to operate officially under 
men in the medical field, all closely command last May. 

watched over by the portrait of a I “Although our unit was based on 
crusty Oliver Wendell Holmes, the ^^ud, the zone under our control 
New England physician-author. IContlnued on Page 3 ) 





































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j^£^^^Y^_22jfoyeniber, 19S7 


U. S. Noval Hoxpiial, Oakland, California. 


USN. ComtnandiniJ Officer 

clU Nlelvin^-^fluw'*'.^^ KT‘ O'^ccr. 

Editor: Chri..U.r E.’Eckf JOSN: 

i5dit»^■nl^?\7v?»«*! Bennett. MC, USN. 

I liotoSrapheni: Stanle> Smith. H.MC, K. E. McC.inni. IIMr r- i c 

••The Oak Irr' r*”” ”* ****^ r."*'' E">mu BeVVer?"ubrnr^Ii; 

-Th n'aVEX*^^^^ “• "" '"»• «''« Govern. 

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Vol. 19 


Friday, 22 November, 1957 


No.24 



of fhpff 7 ^ is one of history’s mighty epics. The magnitude 

of their accomplishments is a tribute to their personal attributes and rep- 
resents a testament of hope for humanity. Historians have been awed bv 
their achievements, and future generations have been inspired. But it must 
be remembered that their triumphs were not easy or swift. The banners of 
pi ogress are usually stained with mud and blood. They surmounted obsta¬ 
cles that tested physical endurance and challenged spiritual piower Their 
mission succeeded because they had qualities essential to pioneers in every 
field of endeavor: faith and courage. 





BABY BLUE AND PINK ribbon cutting was a little out of the CO* 
line, but with the assistance of Mrs. Harry C. Deiss. Jr.. President of 
Berkeley Navy Wives’ Club No. 160. he officially opened the hospital nurserr! 
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. 

Prom this stalwart band of pioneers a very important lesson can be 
learned. Here we s^ 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, >the 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 ble.ssing 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 


Saturday Tea Opens 
New Tots' Nursery 


ScuttlabuiL 


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A Saturday tea marked the opsn- 
! ing and dedication of Oak Knoll’s 
new tots’ nursery adjoining the Pedi- 
I atric Clinic on Ward 77A. 

Some forty members of the Berke- 
I 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. 

Mrs. Owsley and Mi's. T. Earle 
Hipp, sponsors of the Berkeley Wives' 
Club, presided at the tea tables. 

The nursery Is open Monday 
through Piiday from 0800 to 1600 
with two attendants on duty. A very 
small fee is charged for each child. 


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 LXiJDR George 
L. Martin who was transfeiTed to the 
USS BOXER. 

A veteran of 15 year's 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 
station. 

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¬ 
ciscan. 


Pay Schedule 

Monday. 2 Decendirr 
enlisted personnel. 

Odicer and stall 

Thursday, S Drcemher 
personnel. 

Pat lent-enlisted 

Monday. 16 ncceinhrr — 
enlisted personnel. 

Officer and staff- 

W ednesday, 18 December 
fiersonncl. 

Patient enlistcfl 



HE'RE TH ASKFUL — jor peopU 
liSe LC DR Florence Fraxler and all tht 
folks hi OT and FT who ^ave. 
the United Crusade .. , for paydays an^ 
holidays .. .-for LT John Murphy, wkt 
'innounces the phone number for thi 
new nursery is S43—or H you can't rt\ 
member that, just dial KID ... for th* 
ray of sunshine lieht'ng the cross on the 
chapel spire . . . fer Cray Ladies andj 
Officers' H'ives who'll wrap Chrisimasj 
t)acka<'es for patients and staff . . . fo^ 
'ood health and a little wealth . .. foi* 
Sotre Dame's win over Oklahoma . ^ , 
for forward-looking Don Chandler 
FIerb L ay. Larry Severson, and Sfci 
Roykihu rushing the season by selling 
Ytile i^rees 300 yards from the Maiu 
date f turn left as you leave i and prom- 
isinti free mistletoe to all tree buyers 
. . . for the catalpa tree drnhttinf its 
bi^ yellow leaves in front of Bldg. 133 
. . . for ()T*s Ray Butler, who"$ madrtt^ 
rooster, lamb, turkey, and Mother 
Goose knows what, to decorate the 
nursery — for friends ... TV and raiit^ 
and George GobeTs description of the 
Edsel~a Mercury sucking a lemon . . 
the I ’eteran Hospitals* Christmas Com¬ 
mittee . . . Special Services . . , for 
CAPT L. E. Potter. who*ll head an 
outdoor tree committee, and his assist¬ 
ants. CDR Lila Suiter. CDR R. C, 




Dave Alba, HM3, 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 on the 
Hilltopper football squad. 


j J agues s. LCDR Leonard Burr, and 
! Richar d Sheldon, electrician ... for 
children — especially Paul Joseph 
Benoit, who arrived on 6 A'or. at the 
' home of LT Frederick Benoit, MC. and 
j his wife Marybelle . . . John Andrew 
Burr, born 7 Nov. to LT John Burr* 
.MC. and his wife Katharine . . . and 
Beth Giles, who teas welcomed abotiri 
on 12 Nov. by LT Norman Giles, DC, 
and hi.^ wife Dorothy .«. . For LT H. C* 
Gibhoms and his stafi—already organ* 
izing for a Thanksgiving feast that triff- 
: includir roast tom turkey, giblet (rtjrjfei 
! dressing, cranberry sauce, baked Aoig: 
Hawaiian, glazed yams, mince pie* 
cream,, a dozen other things . . . fttf' 
i Turns and sodium bicarbonate . . * 


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Three Chimpanzees 
To Entertain Kids 
At Christmas Party 

captain and Mrs. Carr of Holly¬ 
wood and the “Three Little Cari-s 
will entertain Oak Knoll s dependent 
children (ages 6 months to 10 years) 
with a program of stunts, piano and 
eultar recital^, and bedlam in general 
at the Children’s Christmas Party on 
Monday. 23 Dec., in the Main Audi¬ 
torium. 

Cartoons will be shown from 1330 
to 1.400 and from 1400 to 1430 the 
^mpanzees will give their show, 
rollowing the chimp.s will be Santa 
Claus and a bag full of Christmas 

Jim. 

Westerners to Play 
At EM Staff Dance 

^ .“Curley” Gold and his western 
*1 ^usic makers whl set a “Harvest 
■; tfr.oon” theme at the EM Club dance 
i conight from 2000 to 2400. A door 


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i prize will be awarded and a buffet 
.dinner will be served. 

# Robert Ellis, HMl, manager of the 
club, said the new “Pizza to Go” 
service may be used by patients who 
lay call in their orders to Ext. 448 


[ Richards Honored 
f Before Discharge 

Before being discharged from the 
Navy, David K. Richards, HN, was 
•ff presented a Letter of Commendation 
' ■-for his performance" of duty in the 
V'pediatric Clinic from 3 Sept., 1955, 
o 8 Nov,,-1957. 

• “During this period you have con- 
'•Sistently given youi' v’ery best efforts 
to each phase of your work and have 
gh'en unstintingly of your own time 
t over and above the normal working 

• bours in order to complete the many 
details involved in your assignment,” 

I the CO’s letter said. 

* A resident of Riverside, Calif., 
Richards plans to attend college 
upon his return hdme. 


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Lady Knolll+es 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. Then* first 
home game will be on 15 Jan. against 
the San Francisco Marines. 


Coppolettas Kept Busy 
During 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, 
tlirough 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 Matema 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 i 
them and to cement the warm 
friendship that already exists be -1 
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 
oractice—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 Ml'S. Clare Booth Luce, then U. 

I S. Ambassador to Italy. 



_ IS^_ 

ON THEIR TRIP AROUND THE 
WORLD IN 80 DAYS (with furs arid 
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. Din- 
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 ThurseJays 

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 Kiauss 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 
possible. 

A report on the drive will be issued 
in the near future. 


I 


fihswiswA, 

Tonight, 22 November 

SWNDOWW - Ran<lolf>Ii 
Scoll, Viilcrie h'rench. Excellent ! 

T l Saturday, 23 November 

Il'XLCA^'S (JF THE XAVY — Ronald 
Reagan, Nancy I)avis. Woiulcrful! 
Sunday, 24 November 
SAI) SACK Jerry Lewis. Mar\*eIou>! 

Monday. 25 November 
HOW TO WE VERY, VERY POPPLAR 
Sherce North, Hetty Cirablc. StupeiidouN ! 
I Tuesday, 26 November 

^ OF RAIN—Eva Marie Saint, 

Onn Murray. Remarkable! 

Ill*- ^ Wednesday, 27 November 

in the (iRAY FLANNEL 
^ (•regor)’ !*eck, Jennifer Jones. 
Trcmeii(l<ius ! 

n.r- ,, Thursday, 28 November 
niE HARD MAN (luy Madison, Valeric 
I'rcncL l^nforgettalde ! 

... Friday, 29 November 

\Ll, MINE TO CHVK — Glynis Joliius, 
Cameron Mitchell. Delightful! 

riiT- r, November 

THE REVOLT OF MAMIE STOVER 
June Russell, Richard Egan. Irnpossilde! 



Eight corpsmen and one corpswave received their certificates of instruction after completing the 11-month 
Blood Hank and Clinical Laboratory School. They are (top row, left to right) Joseph Liles. HN; James Juniel, 
HM3; Rodney Hanson. HM3; Theodore Sperling, HM2; Margaret Miller, HM3; David Powell. HM3; Joseph Mon- 
drick, HN; Richard Jeffreys, HM3; William Chappe'I. HM3. In the front row (left to right) are Marshall Edwards 
i HMC, instructor; CAPT Hugh V. O’Connell. Chief, Pathology Service; R.ADM J. Q. Owsley. Commanding Officer 
and speaker at the exercises; CDR Lila Suiter, laboratory officer. 




























Page Four 


Oak Knoll 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 22 November. 1957 .,I 


to Host Basketball Tournament Tomorrow 



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Boxers Lose First Four Teams to Play 

, In One-Day Tourney , 

I Four teams will play in Oak KnoU’al' 

I first Invitational Basketball Touma-[i^j'' 
, ment tomorrow in the hospital gym. ^.4 
, Competing In the tourney will be 
, Port Chicago, last year's 12ND 


Match; Taylor 
Only Winner 


B.g Nat Tohvar is brought down by a San Francisco Marine defender 
after picking up a first down in the Hilltoppers' last game of the season. 
The vvinless Marines picked up their first victory of the season by bouncing 
Oak Knoll 33-18 in a 12ND “B" football game. 


Hilltoppers Lose Final Game 33-18 
To Cellar-dwelling Marine Team 


Bobby Taylor was Oak Knoll's 
only winner in the boxing team's 
first meet as he won his match on 
a TKO in the second round, at a 
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. 

CHMEDSRWRNT G. V Johnson, 
team coach, said Inexperience was 
the great handicap and said he still 
needs fighters in the fly (112 lbs.) 
bantam (118 lbs.) and light-heavy 
(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 dow'n 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 
Knollites 

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- 


down when Vaughn scored from 20 
yards out. Parsons’ conversion made 
it 15-6. 

A Perkins fumble on the SP 18 
ended Oak Knoll's chances as the 
first half ended. 

Second Half 

I Alba kicked off to open the second 
half and Copus returned it to the 24. 
On a fourth and four play, Thomas 
I got a first down on the OK 37 but a 
15-yard penalty set the Marines back. 
However, within four plays Oak Knoll 
I 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 
I center Garland scored on the next! 
I play. The scoring play was protested i 
as being illegal since there was doubt 
the quarterback had full possession i 


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 tv/o 
from the 8 -Balls. 

Jerry O’Neill and Ed Bush of the i edged the Hellcats 46-45 


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champions, Naval Communication ' 
Station. NSC, Oakland, and the hosts, 
who finished second behind Port Chi¬ 
cago. 

The first game will start at 1300 
and the second will be played imme¬ 
diately afterwards. Saturday evening 
the consolation game will start at 
1730 followed by the championship 
game at 2000 . 

Preparing for the tournament. 
Coach Dick Walton’s crew has been 
playing a series of exhibition games 
against Navy, semipro and inde- 
pendent fives. 

In their most recent contest, the 
Knollites dropped an 88-66 decision 
to the Alameda Hellcats. Center Jim 
Littlejohn, a 6 ' 8 " giant, led the scor¬ 
ing with 22 points, followed by Doi. 
Chandler’s 14, and 11 by Matt Gul- 
llon. Littlejohn, an expert goal tend¬ 
er, and Bob Leak were high in re¬ 
bounds. 

Oak KnoU led until the closing mo¬ 
ments of the first half and went to 
the dre.ssing rooms trailing 43-38. The 
game was also close in the second 
half until Alameda broke it open with 
ten straight points and a 78-60 lead. 
In a previous game the Knollites had- 


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stein threw a short pass to Herman j qj jjgjj before he handed it to 


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 
lead. 

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 SP 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 
was flattened while trying to pass. 


Garland. It was ruled a touchdown 
and the conversion gave SF a 23-6 
advantage. 

Following the kickoff, Perkins and 
Tolivar carried the ball to the SP 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 po.ssesslon. Burke 
passed to Perkins to the SP 37 but 
his next pass was intercepted as 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 seiies were rolled by Lucas of the 
Hookers with a 523 and Norm Giles’ 
505 for the Night Riders. 

The 8 -Balls’ Glixby 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 
the contending Tigers lost two to the 
Night Riders and the Hookers took 
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- 
hai t with a 499 series. 


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 Ghand- 
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 Ghurch of Oakland. 
86-31. Russ Bates was high scorer 
with 26 points. 

Goach Walton has also fielded a 
"G" team to play in the Oakland City 
League and another junior varsity 
team that will play every Tuesday 
night until 20 Jan. 


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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, IIMC; Fred Moorehead. HM2. manager of the alley^ 
and Ralph Gorham. AN, the proper "strike” method. This is Mr. Asplund’s 
second visit to Oak Knoll in recent months. 
























Vol. 19i No. 25 



Major General Sekizo KLmbara, Commandant, Japan Ground Self-De¬ 
fense Forces Medical Field Service School, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, in- 
^ Aspects the artificial arm of LT Irene W. Broker, a member of the Oak Knoll 
nursing staff. IVliss 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. 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA 


GEN Sams to Talk 
To EST Graduates 
Next Tuesday 

BRIGEN Crawford F. Sams, re¬ 
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 j 
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 che.stful 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 and in¬ 
structor at the Medical Field S -»ice 
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. Penning, 
Ga., he became one of the first para¬ 
chuting doctors in the armjj^. During 
World War II he was chief Surgeon, 
U. S. Army Forces, Middle East, aft¬ 
er which he returned to the states 
and for the third time was assigned 


Friday. 6 December, 1957 



BRIGEN Crawford F. Sams 

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 
i and Welfare Section, United Nations 
Command and was respionsible for 
1 assisting the Korean Government 
1 with its civilian relief progr am. 


Trees to be Lighted 
;On Gendreau Circle 

'' CAPT L. E. Potter, chairman of the 
eu* hospital’s “operation Christmas tree,’’ 
ffw' reported yesterday that his group will 
' finish 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. 
i Jaquess, LCDR L. H. Burr, and Pub¬ 
lic Works’ electrician Richard Shel¬ 
don. 


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Artrst Group to Visit 
H 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 visit 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 
performance. 



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. IVliss Pressley was women’s golf champion at Tripier 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. 





























Page Two 

y/ic* Leui 


OAK LEAF 


Friday, 6 December. I 957 


U. S. Naval Hoipiial. Oakland, California. 


Cnmmandinjt Officer. 
WcddcU. Jr.. MC, USN Exec 
CUR Melvin P. Flnknr hcki 4 1 


CUR Melvin P. Huber MSC HSN 

Editor: Christopher E. Ecki: JOi Officer. 

Sport*: Donald Chandler, HN 

Editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

Co:.rib:?orrof.rwLkT?he"Am^Hc.;n®ked^^^^^^ 


“The OiiL I nnf L. iMrn. c.mmn Iter^cr, Librarian. 

.1 “Tb, o.k u,i." u "s. "NiirvCiui! sKs '■> 


Friday, 6 December, 1957 



Under the glass of a desk in the Finance Office I noticed the following 
article taken from the Chaplain’s Corner of an OAK LEAP several years 
ago: 

How To Be Perfectly Miserable," by Dr. J. C. Sodergren contains points 
well worth a place in your notes. They axe: 

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.” 

LT DWIGHT P. ZELLER, 

Protestant Chaplain. 


Diiitur ^rruirra 


Hospital Chapel at Main Gate 
PROTESTANT 
SUNDAY WORSHIP—1030 
Communion 1030 on First Sunday 
of Each Month 

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


CATHOLIC 
SUNDAY MASSES 
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 
Wednesday 


CHAPLAIN’S OFFICES 
IN CHAPEL AND 67A 


NAVY RELIEF OFFICE- 
IN 67A 



an award of $100 (minu.s Uncle Sam’s Ux 
cut) from Captain Weddell for superior performance, while Dorothy Thomo- 
son and Benjamin Nelson stand by for their $200 (also minus tax) ^ 


I- 


: ] 

i 



Beneficial suggestions brought cash to Virgil McGrew. Charlotte Thom¬ 
as, Chris Calsen, Charles Dyson, Clois Forester, and (not sho>vn) BavUss 
Wilbur and Ray Saunders. ' • 




Oak Knoll’s Columbian delegation poses with 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. | 
lluk, instructor; COL Rafael Valdes, Columbian Air Force; CAPT Fer- | 
nando Serrano, Medical Corps; LT Hernando Montero, Medical Corps; j 
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, Mi.sael Quintero; CHMEDSERWRNT John H. Faunce, Adminis¬ 
trative Assistant, and Charles C. Asbelle, Rehabilitation Specialist. 


No self-respecting Cliristmas tree 
and no Santa worth his salt would 
be caught without a sizable number 
of books gift-wrapped 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 
300 YEARS OF AMERICAN PAINT¬ 
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 w'ell-known 
name.s as Tlioreau, Sandburg, and 
Hemingway. 

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 piUTooe 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 
contempiorary life, though they range 
from fables to adventure stories and 
science fiction, representing the 
works of Saki, Maupassant, Dickens, 
Tolstoy and Ray Bradbury. 


10 Civilian Workers 
Get Cash Awards 


piree civilian employees have re¬ 
ceived awards for superior perform-' 
ance of duty during the past year atd 
seven for beneficial suggestions that 
wUl 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,i 
fixe 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 'Thomafl, 
receptionist in the Dependents’ Senr-' 
ice; and Ray Saunders, planner- 
estimator in Public Works. 


Mutual Aid Group 
Increases Benefits 


The Board of Dhectors of the Nav}' 
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 c ash nr an ann uity and inm«asi|. 
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 
memberships. 

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. 



















































Fri'iay# 6 December. 1957 


OAK LEAF 


Page Three 



ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN—Robin Hood (with feather in hat) better known as CAPT Roy 
\V. Tandy, officer in charge, and his merry hunters pose with their kills after a pheasant hunt at Knights 
Landing, where they were guests of the Knights Landing Sportsmen and the Woodland 20-30 clubs. Besides 
Tandy the hunters are (front row, left to right): Steve Copeland, HMC; Ralph Neff, retired; Thomas 
• Booth, HMC; Donald Waldron; Albert Wenger, Dean Tibbetts, SN; PFC Bill McCreary, USMC; (top row) 
f CWO Nels Ramsiand (Ret.); PFC Richard P. Knows His Gun, USMC; George Baumgartner, retired; Harlon 
Hittle, SN; Ken Cook; Robert Metcalf, HMC; S/SGT Frank Gratiano, USAF; LT Carl Dinwiddle, and Robert 
Coe, HMC. The bird dog’s name is Carrie Nation. 



THE 4-STAR ADMIRAL WAS 
NOT AMUSED—till later. Then he 
wrote the CO: “Few amusing things 
happen in hospitals, but the night 
I was there a brisk' young corpsman 
' came in about 1930 and said. *How 
’ ould you like to have a nice, re- 
.reshing 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.” 


yEft'S AND OLDS: James 
son Gullion, HN, oj Staff Pets \ 
claim Kay Lola Kendall as his bridi 
a quiet ceremony in the chapel at 1 
.■1 tomorrow . . . EPfS Wilma Miley. I 
ha\ a new rank and a new name. A. 
n Oct. she became MUS. Donald ,lj 
ton. Her husband’s a senior at U. 
. .Medical School .. . There’ll be 380 s 
children at the- Christmas party Spe 
Services is giving on 23 Dec. ... I. 
dentally, a delegation led by Mu 

• Jack, protested loudly after the ch 
^ panzee pictured in the last LEAF : 

compared with a certain rock n 
star. This, they feel, was an instill 
the talented little, fellow who is to : 
at the aforementioned party. (The i 
man editorial board of this publicai 
■■ agrees wholeheartedly with the ci 
platnedt) ... The crew’s I.ibrary u 
books, has not a single c 
■ of ’’’Tivqs the Night Before Christm, 
-Mrs. Berger made this horrible disc 
ery when l.CDR Burr wanted to kt. 
- now many- reindeer are hitched 
Santa’s sleigh! Her brain-wracf. 
H'n^ned and came up with Clem 
IMoore’s answer — Dasher. Dam 
Prancer, Donner, Blitzen, Cupid, Ci 
nnd f ixen. But a big argument 
sued about whether Rudolph should 
hitched up out front. 

Here in time for the ho; 

Barbara Ann Wojewj 
lb 15 oz. daughter born to Edmi 
Wojewskl. HN. of OR School « 

• Patricia, on 17 Nov. . . . Ja 

• Marie Scanlin. 8 lb., oz. dough 


Six Knoll Employees 
Rated Outstanding 

Six civilian employees have re¬ 
cently been rated outstanding for 
IheLr 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 
quantity, quality, and adaptability, 
was given by the employees’ super¬ 
visor and approved by the hospital’s 
performance rating board, which con¬ 
sists of CDR R. C. Jaquess, CEC; 
CDR Myrtle M. Warner. NC; LCDR 
L. W. Burr. MSC; LT H. C. Gibbons, 
MSC; LT J. S. Murphy, MSC; Ew^ald 
Meier; E. A. Nelsen, Charles Asbelle, 
and Isabel Ramirez. 

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 
are 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 
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¬ 
digent. 

for Patrick Scanlin, HMl, of Med Re¬ 
pairs and wife Rosemary, born on 24 

Nov_and Sharon Lee O’Neill, 7 lb, 

3 Vi* oz. daughter welcomed aboard on 
1 December by Gerald O’Neill, DK2, 
of Disl^ursing and wife Joanne. 


John Brophy Guest 
Of Classmates For 
Army-Navy Game 

Midshipman John Brophy, a 
tient on 42A, 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 
then. 

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. 

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. 


Pheasant Hunters 
Down 83 Birds at 
Knights Landing 

Oak Knoll’s “bird” battery went 
into action once 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 
clubs. 

xhe 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 bu'ds in "'“e 
Woodland (Calif.' Democrat when he 
said. “Those boys won’t waste much 
time getting those birds into pots.” 

Airiving 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. 


fflAJwInwA, 

Tonight. 6 December 

(,1RI. MOST LIKELV—Tane Powell CVift 
Rohurtson. Uncomplimentary reviews lU 
m»t et with approval. A simply charming 
movie. 

Saturday. 7 December 

OH on WOMEN—Tony Ramlill. 

A rather funny movie (no fooling^, 

Sunday, 8 December 

E.\h::VIV FROM SPACE—Brian Donlevy 
Our enemies surround us. 

Monday, 9 December 

THE PHENIX CITY STORY—John Me 
I mire, Kathryn Grant. Based on an actu¬ 
al happening, but the resemblance ends 
at that point. 

Tuesday, 10 December 

THE LONG HAUL—Diana Dors, . 
months is a long haul 

Wednesday, 11 December 

FRIENDLY PERSUASION-Gary Coop- 
Dorothy McGuire. One of the best pro* 
ductions in a long time. 

Thursday, 12 December 

THli CARELESS YEARS—Dean Stock 
well. The story of a bov whe outgrows 

n GO and MACAMBO 

1 AKT 1 . 

, . . Friday, 1? December 

VENGEANCE—plus A STAR 
IS BORED and CARIBBEA.N PLA\' 
(•ROUND. 

Saturday. 14 December 

LAST OF THE BADMEN—Ge«*rt{e Mont 
gomcry, DouRlas Ketxnedy, Let’s hope so. 





















Page Four 


OAK LEAF 


Friiav, G 


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 Oflicer, looks on. The IVIarines 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" ^ 

Oak Knoll’s first Invitational Has- Timers Down K0bobS/ 


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 ojiening game. 

Against Oak Knoll, the champions 
gained an early 14-poInt lead and 
the KnolUtes 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 
points. 

In their afternoon game, the Hill- ; 
toppers ran into a surprisingly strong 
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 ! 
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 srovpd 
for three minutes. Mahiko finally cut 
the margin to 48-46 but a foul .«hot I 
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 
I Dick Joseph (28) who was sent sprawling in the clash under the boards. 


I - 


Pay Schedule 


Monday, 16 December — Officer «ind staiT- 
enlisted personnel. 


Boxers Win Three 
In 12ND Smoker 


* 5 !; 


Wednesday, 18 December — 
personnel. 


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 
the night, giving the hospitalmen , 
team honors. Bobby Taylor won his ^ 
second straight fight on a 'TKO, while ^ 
Neil Smith and Houston 'Tsmer took | 


wins on a TKO and a decision. Ernie 


Mendez. Harrell McAdoo and Vernon 




Childs di'opped their fights in close 


bouts. 

Coach G. V. Johnson, said the teaail 
still needs fighters, especially in the! 
heavyweight division. Anyone inter^ 
ested should contact him at Staff 
Detail. 


CAPT Rieder, IT 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 Onlversi^ 
of Oregon School of Medicine. 


lady KEGLERS—Representing Oak Knoll in the 12ND Women’s Bowl- 
liigr League are (front row, left to right) Dorothea Gee, Ethel I-usebio, (back 
row) Bethel Greene, Thekla Morri.s, and Alfield Forbord. 


Singers 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¬ 
tained. 































Vol. 19. No. 26 


UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL. OAKLAND. CALIORNIA 



Whether these voung sailors were around when Shirley Temple became a famous film star at the age ^ 
• I ^ is doubtful, but she was their star Wednesday when she paid a pre-Christmas visit to the wards. In the group 
ire Edward Zozosky, ADS; Dale Dobson, AE2; James Salinas. RMS; Charles Lee, SN; Richard DavLs, SN; and 
J ' • ‘^/illiam "Stone, dependent. 



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n 


^ 'U. 

A mutual adtniration society meeting on 72B was temporarily interrupted 
by the staff photographer. In Shirley's arms is IVUchael .Mouldcn, 15 months; 
and beside her IVUtchell Cornish, 2!4; and Mary Bromley, 6!-'^. 

K^.'Hope Sink Retires Liberty Schedule 

Lsf Day of 1957 Given For Holidays 

Santa Claus (via a hospit 
struction) has announced tl 
for the Cl 
holidays 

«e 

hesda 
27 Dec. 

will run from 
Iday, 3 Jan. 



only the 
be the la.'^tjtla 
Sink of 
•tlrement 

Mrs. Sink came to Oak KnoU in 
1942 and has worked in various ca¬ 
pacities in Staff Personnel. 


Commanding Officer 
Brings Greetings 

The holiday season is a time for 
counting our blessings, and certain- 
ly at Oak Knoll we have many. 

ff'e have wonderful friends 
throughout this great community in 
which we live. fVe have the best 
military and civilian staff any com¬ 
manding officer could wish, ff'e 
have many excellent civilian con¬ 
sultants to assist us with our train¬ 
ing program. fVe 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 
do. 

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. 

J. Q. OWSLEY 
Rear Aditural, MC, IMN 



lwa</r««a 

fiW J^3i/i- a _ 

on 16 Dec. Mr.^arr returned to his 
former position here after two years 
in Naval Station, Subic Bay, Philip¬ 
pine Islands as fire chief. 


Friday. 20 December. 1957 

Shirley Temple 
Visits Hospital; 
Cheers Patients 

Shirley Temple came, saw, and 
conquered Oak BCnoU Wednesday 
morning. 

The attractive young Atherton 
housewife, who at 5 was a world- 
famous movie star and at 29, by pop¬ 
ular demand, is launched on a new 
career in television, came through 
the gate at 1000 and with the Com¬ 
manding Officer, Executive Officer, 
and Cffiief 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 w’ards, 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, Cfiiarley, 
who was bom 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 w'ill be held at 2000 on 
'Tuesday, 24 Dec., for aU 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 
services. 

Catholic services w'ill be as follows: 
Masses, midnight on Christmas E\'e, 
0600 and 0830 in the chn^l and 1030 
^klaufC^i C hHj ma.s Day. 

Sat. 21 

1900-2000; Tuesday, 24ijfec., Ij 
2000, 2230-2330. LCDR’s R^^yrpjfoKl. 
Talty and John L. 
the masses. 













































Friday. 20 December. 1957 


Page Two 


Vhe M^eaf 

U. S. Navol Honpit.l, Onktand, ColiJornia. 


OAK LEAF 


S^ctttUii6j[itL 



r j*?’ Commandinit Officer. 

TOrV,! Executive Officer 

eI.’" IlSi: vs?-... 

Sport!: Donald Chandler, HN. 
editorial Adviser: Dorothy Thompson. 

I hoto^raphers: Stanley Smith, HMC, R. E McC^innik 11 Mr r i c 
■Ti, n^""R.J 

'4trV. 'VuT mV""" ■""" 

a™'.? p Armed Force. Prc. Service m.ti^r'el 

reprint7rwithTu*flhrwriUen^pc™i„l!li*'fAV3F^^^^^^ 

Vol. 19 


Friday. 20 December. 1957 


No. 26 


+ + CHAPLAIN’ S CORNER + + 

UNIVERSAL CHRISTMAS 

The custoiTis of celebrating Christmans 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 Inti'oduced 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 biu-n 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. Nichola's (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 CThrist. 


Let us keep Christ in our celebration of Christmas. 

Merry Christmas, 

CDR PAUL H. MORTON, 
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 traflBc 
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 oorpsmen recently received their graduation cer¬ 
tificates after completing one year of instruction. Pictured are (front row, 
left to right), Servando Tolentino, HN; CDR L. E. Watters, acting Chief of 
Radiology; Floyd Potes, IIMl, instructor; Hilarion Balentc, HM3, class hon- 
orman; (top row’) George Stulich, HM2; William Wagner, HM3; James Gist, 
HMl; Ralph Sloan, HM3; John Tiedcr, HM3; Dean Fellows, HM3. 


irnr-N n/ght /alls at Ouk 

/^noll the 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 date 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 /‘otter. 

WEDDING OP THE WEEK will 
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. 



William P. Dicus, HN, recently re- 
ceived a Letter of Commendation for 
his two years of work as a technician 
in the Neuropsychiatric 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 stall 
on ail wards to which you have been 
assigned,” the' letter read. Dicus will 
be transferred to USNH, Yokosuka, 
Japan, in February. 


SIGHT & SOUNDS: Ten Holly¬ 
wood artists sketching and painting 
like mad on ail 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 /330 . . . Elsie Souther add¬ 
ing sparkle to the Record Ogee’s al¬ 
ready bright decor with her new dia¬ 
mond engagement ring, gift of Boyd 
Meredith, 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 
H'ednesday she cared for 45 young cus- 
I tomers . . . Bob Ellis of the EM Club 
making it known that patients who are 
i allowed to eat pizza (like staffers) may 
use the pizza-to-go service. Orders 
taken at Ext. 443 . . . Charles Asbelle 
speaking on “Newer Visions in Am¬ 
putee Rehabilitation" before the Men’s 
Club of Epworth Methodist Church, 
Berkeley, with AI Wenger along to 
show it CAN be done. 

MOST WELCOME CHRISTMAS 
PACKAGES were Michael Dennis 
Kile, 8 lb. 94 oz. son bom 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. 11 Vi oz. son 
born 10 Dec. to LT John R. Rey’nolds, 
siu'gical resident, and wife Beverly 
.. . Michael Eric Staggers, 4 lb. 13 oz. 
son for LT P. E. Staggers of the 
Urology Service and wife Carolyn. 

OAKNOLLUMNl: CAPT A. C. 
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. 


Candy Is dandy 

But liquor is quicker. 



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. 



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. Barrows will be sent to 
the Fleet Marines at El Toro in 


—NASH 


January. 





























FriHfTv, 20 December. 1957 


Page Three 


CAPT Coppoletta 
To Head Drive 

CAPT Joseph M. Coppoletta, Head 
. of Uie EST School has been ap¬ 
pointed lociU chairman of the Na¬ 
tional Health Agency Campaign soon 
to get underway at the hospital, Tlie 
• ^ive will end on 31 Jan., 1958. 

The funds will go to the American 
Cancer Society, American Heai't As- 
..soclation. Inc.. Muscular Dystrophy 
1 Association of America, Inc.. Na- 
- 1 rional Society for Crippled Children 
And Adults. Inc., National Society for 
file Prevention of Blindness Inc., and 
‘he- United Cerebral Palsy Associa¬ 
tion. 

Captain Copp>oletta said collection 
^ agents will be named to accept the 
imds, and that envelopes will be 
^/iven to military and civilian per- 
^ onnel. » ' , 

r ■ 

I 

V Naming of Pizza Room 
^o Bring Cash Award 

A cash prize of $10 will be given 
' ihe corpsman or corpswave who 
. enters the best name for the EM 
Club’s new pizza room before the 
deadline on 7 Jan. 

i Serving as judges in the name con¬ 
test are LT A'. C. Harris, Special 
‘ I,. Services Officer; Robert Ellis, HMl, 
j llclub manager; and SGT James 
• ’ Curry. 

Gottfried Berger, Oakland artist 
and husband of Crew’s Librarian, 
Emma Berger, has redecorated the 
- room’s walls in colorful murals with 
i ^ an Italian Influence in time for the 
^ jrand opening dance, Friday, 10 
anuary. ' 

■ ' Dances will also be held every Pi-i- 
?! day night during the month of Jan¬ 
uary. 


' New Year's Eve Dance ! 
To Be Held at O Club 

A gala New Year’s Eve dinner 
‘ dance will be held at the Officers’ 
^i;| Club, With dinner at 2000 and break- 
! fast at 0100. For table reservations 
call, Eict. 305. The cost is $6 per 
r person. 


fijmvisiwA. 

Tonight, 20 December 
IP,, angels— Clark Ga 

I voone DeCrirlo. Clark is once agaii 
cigar-smoking Southern gentleman but 
Khett Butler. 

Saturday, 21 December 

house of numbers—T ack Palai 

How to escape from prison in 10 easy 
sonis. Plus PIGSKIFT PEE WEE. 

Sunday, 22 December 

■ ^ ^ —Jimmy Stcwarl, .\u 

Munjhy Welcome back to Oak Kn 
.Auilie. (Jur Indian population just left. 

_ ' V Monday, 23 December 

battle IIYMN-Rock Ilud.son. R, 
plays a minister-fighter pilot of Kor. 
War fame. 

Tufcsday, 24 December 
SJ.'f'CESS SPOIL ROCK 
tR?—Jayne M.insfield, Tony 
Bated excellent, 

Wednesday, 25 December 

1 ‘^^^T'^ERFLY-Rurgess Mere, 
‘5 Meredith's perform 

will bring Christmas cheer. 

Thursday, 26 December 
THE ABOMINABLE SNOW.MAN— 

review is found in the title. 

Friday, 27 December 
don7^‘^ affair _ ••Ferdinand. 

Saturday. 28 December 

at ABILENE-$&|*1 
Hub HIE OSTRICH EGG AM) 1. 


HU 

kani 


CLAi>i> fWLNIT'i>IX 



After completing 26 weeks of instruction, these 29 graduates of the EST School po.se for their class picture before 
being- transferred. They are (front row, left to right) David R. Hicks, HMl; John D. Kuius, HMC; Thomas J. Os¬ 
borne, HMC; George Schmidt, HMC; Lee R. Crain, HMC; Paul L. Carpenter, HMC; William A. Bond III, HMC; 
Martin B. Wenger, HMC; Patrick W. Jackson. HMC, USCG; Carl F. Baker, HMC. USCG; (second row) Raymond 
J. Gronski. HM2; Wayne D. Norris, HM2; Wallace A. Fieet, HMl; Eddie J. Riva, HMl; Leland John, HMl; Ben¬ 
jamin B. Strickler III, HMl; John R. Adkisson. HMl; James Stephens, HMl; Robert E. Sullivan. HMl; (third 
row) Matthew Brinz, HM2; Robert L. Silver, HM2; Gerald R. Suprenant, HM2; James W’. Crandall, HMl; John 
M. McMillen, HM2; Francis C. Boyer, HMl; James R. Blanton. HM2; Sam E. Isom. HMl; Sherman L. Ellison, 
HM2; Robert H. Moore, HM2. 



BRIGEN Crawford F. Sams. USA (Ret.) congratulates David R. 
Hicks, HMl, valedictorian of the graduating class of the EST School as 
CAPT Joseph M. Coppoletta, head of the school (left). Admiral Owsley 
(right) and Martin B. W'enger, HMC, class spokesman, look on. 

BRIGEN Crawford Sams Guest Speaker 
At EST School Graduation Exercises 


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 vi'it 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 
President. 


Serologist Speaks 
To Staff Doctors 

Miss Charlotte C. Campbell, Direc¬ 
tor of the Serology Laboratory of 
Walter Reed Army Medical Center 
Graduate School, recently spoke to 
members of the medical staff on 
“Histoplasmosis.” Miss Campbell is 
also a member of the Army-Navy- 
Air Force-Veterans Administration 
committee established for epidemi¬ 
ological survey of histoplasmosis. 


Cal to Give Course 
In US Literature 

The University of California will 
offer an extension course—Introduc¬ 
tion to American Literature—for mil¬ 
itary and civilian staff members of 
this hospital. 

The beginning class, to be taught 
by Mrs. Elaine Ryan Hedges, will be 
held from 1630 to 1830 on 5 Feb. and 
for 15 succeeding Wednesdays in 
Bldg. 133. Registration fee is $20, and 
two credits will be given upon com¬ 
pletion of the course. 


A writer is rarely so well inspired 
as when he talts about himself.— 
France. 


An Englishman thinks he is moral 
when he is only uncomfortable. 

' Shaw 


BRIGEN Crawford L. Sams USA 
(Ret.) was the principal speaker as 
29 men of Class 26 graduated from 
the hospital’s Environmental Sanita¬ 
tion School on Tuesday 10 Dec. 

He was introduced by CAPT. Jo¬ 
seph M. Coppoletta head of the EST 
School as the “Cloak and Dagger 
Doctor of the Korean War. During 
the war General Sams went behind 
the Red lines and discovered that the 
widespread illness among the Com¬ 
munists was smallpox and not bu¬ 
bonic plague—this in itself an exam¬ 
ple of EST work. 

In his address the General urged 
the class always to study their sur¬ 
roundings, use their mental faculties 
and to apply the principles they have 
learned here. 

“People are ill because of individual 
or collective reactions to their envi¬ 
ronment. I hope you technicians will 
obsei ve how people live and discover 
the influences causing disease,” he 
said. 

He said polio is prevalent in this 


country because the environmental 
, standards aren’t high enough and 
I said vaccine is only a compromise 
I with the fundamentals of hygiene. 

! “I hope sanitation will become 
more than the disposal of garbage 
and will include better living condi¬ 
tions and proper handling of food,” 
he concluded. 

Following General Sam’s address, 
Admiral Owsley presented the cer¬ 
tificates. 

David R. Hicks, HMl, valedicto¬ 
rian, and Martin B. Wenger, HMC, 
spokesman, addressed their class¬ 
mates. CDR Paul C. Morton CHC 
gave the invocation; LCDR Raymond 
J. Tally, CHC, the benediction. 

An open house was held or the 
class and their guests after the cere¬ 
monies. 


The world is full of willing people; 
some willing to work, the rest willing 
to let them.—Frost. 


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Page Four 




Knoll Wins First 
League Games; 
Lose Next Two 


O AK LEAF 


Oak Knoll opened its bid for the 
12ND "B" basketball title by bom¬ 
barding NAP, 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 attaclf, headed by Duke 
Chandler’s 14, provided the edge. 

Another nonleague victoi'y 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. 

FViday the thii’teenth was an un¬ 
lucky day for the ’Toppers as they 
dropp)ed 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. 

Kebobs Up Load 
In Merits Bowling 

^ 4 - _-L _ ^ 


The front-running Kebobs, led bv 


Sage s 553 series. Increased their leac^ f; 
to four and one-half games by win- i 
nlng two from the Hookers, while the ■ 
runner-up Tigers were dropping two^ ' 
to the 8-Balls. ' | 

Tbie 8-Ball3 were lead by Darwin 1 
Moorehouse who rolled a 229 - 179 -i 9 ft; 
for a league high of 698/ while Dick ‘ 
Wetjiel paced the losers with a 152- 
183-213 good for a 548 series. 

In the remaining match, the Jaw-w! 
breakers won two from the Night 
Riders. * J 


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- 
specfcively. 


Head Pins on Top 
In Mixed Loop 


ALLEY OOP—Gargantuan Jim Littlejohn outjumps three Monterey de¬ 
fenders to tip in two points for Oak Knoll, in their 104-76 victory. Other 
Hifiieppetf* 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¬ 
cisions. 


Three Employees 
Rafed 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 
Hutchln. supervisory biochemist In 
the Research Service, 



Bowling will be resumed in the" 
Military - CivUian Mixed Handicap j 
loop on 8 Jan. Closing out the old I 
year, the Head Pins hold on to flrgill 
place with a 25-11 won-lost record. 
Thejr are .followed by the Wood 
Choppers with a 20-16; King Pinsj 
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 top 
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 


Mondlay* 30 
l»cr5onncl. 


December — Patient>enlisted 


Tuc:»day. 31 December — Officer and staff* 
cnikstefj personnel. 


“Merry (Puff!) Christmas! (Gasp!) and a Happy (Puff!) 
wltli it.” 


oh to heck ^ 


The exhausted Santa Claus dragging hLs bag of toys up Oak Knoll’s 
“Cardiac Hill’’ Is the first cartoon of Gene Ellis, HM2 to appear in the 
OAK LEAF. Before coming to Oak Knoll, Ellis served as cartoonist for 
the SEAHAWK, weekly publication at USNH, Yokosuka. He 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 cartooni.st while working in 
the hospital’s Food Service Division.