All Services To Take Part
In Inaugural
Washington (AFPS) - Service
personnel, nearly 20,000 strong
led by a hand-picked group of
70 combat veterans, will take
part in the January 20 inaug-
uration ceremonies.
Members of the Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marines and Coast
Guard will participate.
Maj. Gen. E. K. Wright,
chairman of the Armed Forces
Participation Sub-Committee,
said that the total will in-
clude 18,000 marching troops
and 1,500 aboard the planes,
helicopters, superbombers and
blimps which will fly over the
parade route.
The 70 combat veterans were
given a farewell review and
wished "Godspeed and a good
trip" by Gen. James A. Van
Fleet, 8th Army Commander,
when they left Korea. All were
due to be rotated within the
next month even if they had
not been selected.
On the lighter side of the
celebration, the entertainmrnt
committee has promised the big-
gest entertainment show ever
assembled. A partial list of
the cast, reading like the
"Who's Who" of show business,
features such names as: Ethel
Marman, Helen Hayes, Hoagy
Carmichael, Fred Waring, A-
dolphe Menjou, Jeanette Mac-
Donald, and Lily Pons.


The crew of the heavy cru-
iser U. S. S. HELENA was in un-
usually high spirits on the
morning of December 16th.
This was the day that most of
us had waited seven months for.
At the sight of the familar
breakwater of Long Beach, Har-
bor, we knew that we were home
at last.
As we pulled in, we were
enthusiastically greeted by
hundreds of wives, girlfriends,
relatives and spectators, an-
xious to get a first-hand glim-
pse of the famous Korean Vet-
eran, made more famous by its
dramatic cross-Pacific journey
with President-Elect Eisenhower
and members of his future cab-
Seconds after the brows
were lowered, the main deck of
the ship was the scene of ex-
hilarant chaos. Politely ex-
cusing themselves in an attempt
to get to the gangway were mem-
bers of the first leave party.
Some five hundred in number,
they were headed for all parts
of the United States to spend
a well earned holiday season
with their friends and relat-
After the pomp and ceremony
was over, the remainder of the
ship's company settled down to
(cont'd to page 4)

In a brief ceremony in the
wardroom, 76 officers and men
of the ship were presented with
Letters of Commendation result-
ing from their meritorious ser-
vice and outstanding perform-
ance of duty in the Helena dur-
ing her third tour of duty in
the Korean War Zone. The men
were commended by Rear Admiral
W. G. Schindler, Commander Cru-
iser Division Three and Captain
W. L. Dyer.
The Helena was commended
seven times for outstanding a-
bility as a hard fighting team
of men doing their jobs. The
ship was also selected to return
President-Elect Dwight D. Eisen-
hower and five members of his
future cabinet, to Pearl Harbor.
The men who were commend
LCDR K. H. Olsen, LT R. T. Rus
tad, CHMACH H. M. Kimble, CHCARP
C. W. Baker, MACH C. C. Ramet,
CHBOSN J. W. Lomax, T. F. Ander-
son, SN, R. C. Bicker, GM1, S. J.
Cemzik, RD2, H. W. Hogan, MMC,
O. F. Kilbey, BT1, A. A. Lashley,
SN, J. I. MacIver, FT2, R. V.
Sheppard, BM1, N. L. Stephenson,
and BT1 S. J. Youskites.
RELE H. R. Bailey, D. L.
Johannigmeier, RD3, R. A. Doughty,
PFC, J. R. Woods, QM3, R. P. Hen-
derson, RDC, C. L. Smith, RD2,
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CAPT W. L. Dyer CDR G. L. Conkey
Commanding Off. Executive Off.

Editor: D. L. Hockman, JO3
Printers: J. V. Datria, PISN
H. E. Atwood, PISN
N. C. Carr, PISN

S. G. Neese, SN
D. R. Betz, ET2
Bo Fulmer, SN
Published monthly by the USS
HELENA in accordance with
NAVEXOS Dir. P-35, App. B,
Revised, Nov. 1951, at no ex-
pense to the government.
The LOOKOUT is a member of the
Armed Forces Press Service.
The March of Dimes Campaign
is underway aboard the ship and
all hands are urged to contri-
bute generously to this worthy
Thousands of people will be
afflicted by this dread disease
during the coming year. The
price to help these people will
run into millions of dollars
which can only be taken care of
by contributions from people
all over the United States.
The drive will continue on
board the Helena for one month,
so lets get behind it and help
to stamp out this menacing
"Your donations may help to
save a life."
A Soviet officer driving
through the American Zone in
Germany saw a sign that read
"Drive Carefully". "Death is
so permanent." On his return
to the Soviet Zone, he heaved
a sigh of relief. When asked
why he was so glad to be back,
he replied, "The Americans
have a road sign that tells
people they will be condemned
to death if they don't drive
Send the LOOKOUT home . . .
Korean veterans who have
sold the homes or farms they
purchased with the aid of guar-
anteed loans under the WWII
Bill of Rights are eligible for
full loan guaranty rights under
the new K-Vet Bill.
The Veterans Administration
pointed out that this renewal
of rights applies to veterans
who have disposed of real prop-
erty purchased with the aid of
business loans which were guar-
anteed or insured under the WW-
II Bill of Rights.
The K-Vet Bill, signed by
President Truman July 16, 1952,
extends the loan guaranty pro-
visions of the WWII Bill to
veterans who served anywhere in
the world since June 27, 1950--
the start of the Korean cam=
Under the two bills, the
VA guarantees the lender again-
st loss up to 50 percent of the
loan, with a maximum guaranty
of $4,000 on farm or business
loans involving real estate and
$2,000 on loans not involving
real estate.
The VA guarantees the lend-
er against loss on home loans
up to 60 percent of the loan,
with a maximum of guaranty of
The new amount of guaranty
available under the K-Vet Bill
to veterans who used their loan
guaranty benefits under the WW-
II Bill will be reduced by:
1. The initial amount of real
property to which the veteran
still holds title.
2. The initial amount of the
guaranty on a loan which is in
default, and
3. The initial amount of the
guaranty on a loan on which the
VA has paid a claim. (AFPS)
LT: "My wife is really intelli-
gent. She can talk for hours on
any subject."
ENS: "My wife doesn't need a
15 January 1953
Activities Available For The
Crew In Bremerton
The Naval base in Bremerton
is adaquately supplied with
all types of entertainment for
the crew of the Helena. To be-
gin with, the gymasium is lo-
cated in building #502 where
you can play basketball and
several other sports during
the winter months.
The bowling alleys are a-
vailable in building #502 and
for the use of service person-
nel, dependents and guests.
The eight alleys are open on
Monday thru Friday from 1600-
2200 and Sunday 1400-
2200. They are closed all
day on Saturday.
All types of books and mag-
azines are available in the
13th Naval District Library
which has over 16,000 volumes.
The library is located in
building #502.
In the rear of the library
is one court of handball and
squash. Another adjacent court
has been converted into a work
out room for boxers and wreat-
lers. Locker and shower accom-
modations are conveniently
located adjacent to the courts.
Tennis courts and athletic
field is open during the day-
light hours. The arrangements
for the use of the athletic
field are to be made by the
Athletic Director, by dialing
Ziegemeir Auditorium is
the base theater where movies
are shown each evening except
Wednesdays, from 1800 to 2000.
A snack bar and other fac-
ilities are also available on
the base, but no information
is available on them at this
A panhandler stopped a man on
the street. "Can you give me
six cents for a cup of coffee?"
"Six cents?" asked the man.
"Why coffee is a dime." "So
who buys retail?" said the

15 January 1953
Washington (AFPS) - Naval
reserve chief and first class
hospital corpsmen and dental
technicians now on active duty
may apply for officer training.
Selected applicants will be
ordered to the Officer Candid-
ate School, Newport, R. I.,
for a two-month course. After
finishing the course, candid-
ates will be commissioned re-
serve Ensigns in the adminis-
tration and supply section of
the Medical Service Corps Re-
Two months additional
training under the supervision
of the Bureau of Medicine and
Surgery will follow their com-

After bring appointed En-
sign, candidates must serve on
active duty for not less than
24 months. They will also be
required to maintain their com-
missioned status in the Naval
Reserve for a total of eight
years after appointment.

Applicants for this pro-
gram must be between the ages
of 21 and 31 1/2 and have at least
two years approved college cre-
dit, or have satisfactorily
completed the USAFI GED test,
college level.

Other requirements include:
at least one year of service in
grade, active duty at a perman-
ent station for at least two
months or more, and at least
six months obligated service
under current enlistment upon
receipt of orders to school.
Crew Members Commended
(cont'd from page 1)
H. F. Buser, ET2, J. C. Fitz-
patrick, ET2, K. L. Randol,
RMSN, D. G. Powell, YN1, F. H.
Sarne, SDC.
LCDR J. I. Lynch, LT R. L.
O'Dell, LT B. R. Thompson, LT
B.C. Alexander, LT J. H.
Barr, LTJG E. Schaefer, CHELEC
J. M. Ware, J. J. Dempsey, ET3,
H. F. Vest, AFC, G. R. Schmidt
SN, G. A. Nicholson, EN3, W.
G. Balmer, SN, D. L. Smith,
QM2, J. R. O'Connor, GM1, H.
G. Dobbins, GM2, L. B. Brock,
QMC, "R" "W" Harless, GM1,
R. L. Thomas, ET2, P. Duncan,
EM1, R. E. Werdemen, FT1.
CHPCLK R. G. Schlotter,
CHPCLK E. M. Sammons, LT R. J.
Banghart, W. W. Culver, T/Sgt,
W. C. Arnold, PFC, M. L.
Thornton, HM3, W. C. Cummings,
Cpl, B. Rosalez, HM3, L. H.
Pape, EN3, D. A. Smith, RD1,
G. L. Gladfelter, ET2, L. E.
Orey, TEC, H. A. Iovino, RDSN,
S. J. Kula, RD3 W. D. Trivel-
piece, RMC, and B. D. Drake,
"My boy wants booklarin',"
said the mountaineer. "What
you got to offer him?" Well,"
said the teacher. "We have sp-
elling, trigonometry, English"
"Well give him that triggernom
etry", said the mountaineer,
He's the worst blame shot in
the family."

A priest walked up to a young
man who was obviously inebri-
ated. He asked:"What have
you been drinking?"
"Three fathers, feather,"was
the reply.
Page 3

Since our return to the
good ole E. S., several new
faces are very obvious in the
various offices in the EX Div-
ision. In the Captain's Off-
ice you will find J. E. Lassi-
ter, YNC. In the personnel off-
ice are; L. F. Tennis, SA and
G. M. Smith, SA. The officer
in charge of the I & E Office
is ENS W. C. Green, who will
also act as junior division
officer. The new legal yeoman
is K. B. Engels, YNSN, who will
be fixing up all the men get-
ting back late from leave and
A contribution today to the
March of Dimes may save a life!

A new Stalin stamp was is-
sued recently in a country be-
hind the iron curtain, But
sales dropped off considerably
after a few days, and inspect-
ors set out to find the reason
why. Queries brought out thje
fact that the stamp didn't
stick well. A thorough exam-
ination was made of the glue
on the back. As there was no-
thing wrong with it, they con-
tinued their inspection. Fin-
ally, as they watched several
sales, the truth dawned on
them. People were spitting
on the face of the stamp in-
stead of the back.

Father: "So you want to be my
Seaman: "No, but if I marry
your daughter, I don't know
how I can avoid it."

Page 4
DAPPER DAN (Private Eye)
We find our hero, private
eye Dapper Dan, hard at work
on a case (of scotch, that is).
He calls headquarters on his
four way wrist radio, to see
if Chief Kryznyzak (a good
Irish cop) had an assignment
for him.
"Dan", he said, "I want
you to track down Emerald
Elly, the dangerous jewel
thief. She got away with
the Nope diamond last night,
at the Wanderbuilt Social
Club. Be careful Dan, she's
armed, and legged too!"
"She was last seen in the
Cash-Box (pronounced Cas-bah)
the notorious night club run
by Denny the Drip."
I reloaded Betsy (my trusty
65 calibre automatic) and head-
ed for the Cash-box to look for
clues. At the front entrance
there was a big tough looking
doorman, so just to let them
know I meant business, I gave
him a dirty look. After I
picked myself up off the pave-
ment, I went around back to the
service entrance. I jimmed the
lock and sneaked in very cau-
tiously. It was pitch black,
so I lit a match. There was a
guy on the floor with his head
cut off. He was DEAD! This
was my first clue. In one of
his pockets, I found an add-
ress. This was it. Emerald
Elly, 881/2 Chestnut Avenue. I
rushed out and called a cab.
As the cab pulled up at the
address, I checked Betsy, and
slipped out. The house was
dark, and the door was open. I
eased in very cautiously and
heard music, so I slowly made
my way up the stairs. I saw
light coming out from under one
of the doors. I put my ear up
against the panel and listened.
The music was dreamy and
I couldn't hear anyone talking.
She must bed alone, good. With
my gun in hand, I burst through
the door. She was there al-
right, wearing the Nope diamond
around her neck. She said "I"
have been waiting for you,
Danny, won't you have a drink?
I wanted to be polite, so I had
five. It was tough. I said,
"Elly, I've got to take you in
to headquarters, but first I'm
going to question you." "Give
me a kiss". "Make me", she
said. "All I asked for was a
kiss, I answered. We had an-
other round of drinks. Sud-
denly everything went black,
she must have slipped me a
martini in that last mickey.
When I came to, she was gone.
There was a note on the
table, "don't try to follow
me Danny." It was signed Elly.
I put two and two together,
and got five. I ran out of
the house and hailed another
cab. I headed for the Cash-
box again., because I figured
she'd head for Denny the Drip,
to fence the diamond.
I caught her and Danny with
the diamond, and the money to
for it. Denny made the fatal
mistake of going for his rod.
I let him have it, right in
the Kitchen. Emerald Elly
said desperately" look Danny,
now we've got the money and
the Nope Diamond. "We could
elope to South America and be
15 January 1953
rich." She wasn't fooling me
though, I'm tough! I said,
"all right, Elly, let's go down
to the station." "It was rough
having to take this beautiful
gal in; but I was a rough guy.
Chief Kryznyzak booked her on
suspician, the Wanderbuilts"
got the Nope Diamond back, and
I got the reward. (At this
point, our hero has just run
out of scotch.)


Home at last (cont'd from P-1)
the business of liberty and re-
creation. Our very liberal lib-
erty policy, thanks to the Com-
manding Officer, enabled us to
do many of the things we
planned to do while operating
in Lorea. For those of us who
roamed pastires other than
Long Beach, was the gayety and
excitement of Los Angles. Hol-
lywood and Pasadena - indeed,
a few of us got to see the fam-
ous Rose Bowl Classic.
For some there was interesting
city tours, radio and televis-
ion shows, USO dances, ice and
roller skating. For others,
there was the innumerable Yule-
tide church festivities. All
in all, we can safely say that
before getting underway for
Bremerton, all of us had a
time well worth remembering.
She: "Would you like to see where
I was vaccinated?"
He: "I sure would."
She: "Well then keep your eyes
open for the hospital ahead."

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