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PROGRAM EXCHANGE September, 1967 Weitere Published Quarterly by the USO Inter-Agency Committee for Program Development
Regional Meetings Planned Enthusiasm is mounting as the time draws near for the The National Council presentation at both conferences two USO Regional Staff Conferences. Atlanta, Ga. is
will be made by Dr. Joseph Gluckman, Coordinator, expected to host 110 participants September 11-14,
National Council, USO, Inc. and San Francisco, Calif. will welcome 85 staff members September 25-28.
"The Volunteer" will be the luncheon topic of Dr. Projection of future USO program and the effect on
Marvin C. Goldstein, Regional Chairman, Armed Serstaff, military personnel served, local Councils, vol
vices Committee, Jewish Welfare Board, Southern unteers, and administration will be the focal point
Region, Atlanta; and Miss Rhoda Andersen, Executive for both conferences with Justin M. Morrill, Executive
Director, Volunteer Bureau, Los Angeles Area, at the Director, USO, Inc., addressing the opening dinner
San Francisco conference. Following Dr. Goldstein in meetings on "USO in 1970."
Atlanta, Edward M. Kirby, Director of Public Relations,
Nationa! USO, will address the luncheon on the subPanel members for the Tuesday A.M. session "Young ject “Creativeness in USO Public Relations." Adults in Today's World," relating to the new morality and ethical values and the current generation of serv- “Creativeness and New Concepts in Administration," icemen will include: Mrs. Helen F. Southard, Director,
in the areas of program, personnel and finance will be Bureau of Research and Program Resources, National discussed on Wednesday afternoon. Prior to Justin Board, YWCA; Lt. Col. Fergus Monahan, USA, Surgeon Morrill's closing remarks on Thursday, task groups General's Office, Washington, D.C.; Rev. George
working on assigned projects during the conference Hagmaler, C.S.P., Associate Director, Institute for
will present their reports.
EUROPEAN STAFF MEETS
The 1967 European Staff Conference was held at the and Dr. David F. DeMarche in San Francisco. Following,
Isle of Capri, June 27-30. It was a first time experience discussion groups will probe the subjects presented at
for nine of the conferees. the morning and luncheon sessions.
Lt. Col. Gene Crook, USAF. J-1 of EUCOM, Stuttgart, Local and national USO Councils will be explored
Germany - an important observer at all sessions Wednesday morning in Atlanta by Mrs. Jane Butcher,
commended the - "can-do-attitude" of all staff, and Secretary, USO National Council; and Arnold Bernstein,
wrote in a personal report to Mr. Morrill, ... with Vice President, USO Council, Columbia, S.C. San
the spirit that prevails throughout this area USO should Francisco's discussion will be led by Mrs. Bartlett
have no worries about the way its program and faciliB. Heard, member of the San Francisco Bay Area
ties will be operated." Council, and Mrs. Harry J. Ragen, San Diego USO Council.
The conference covered budgeting, Council structure continued top next column
and its greater usage, building renovations, publicity and exchange programs. Gene Schram who was present
for the entire conference reported that, "the European Members of the Committee and Editorial Board
staff is highly motivated, imaginative and young in spirit
and ideas - a staff that merits the often-mentioned *Mr. Donald E. McGraw, YMCA, Chairman: *Miss Dorothy Boardman, YWCA, *Mr. Joseph Greenhut, NJWB: Mr. Paul W.
esteem of our military commands in Europe." Guyler, TAAA; Dr. Maurice M. Hartmann, NCCS: Mr. Eugene Schram, USO.
While in Europe, Mr. Schram inspected club facilities, met with local Councils and staff at Rota, Paris, Nice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Istanbul.
PROGRAM BRIEFS ... The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico flew 4.000 pounds of food to LAWTON, OKLA. for the Puerto Rican party last Christmas Day which was attended by 800 men, women and children. Finances were arranged through the assistance of the Post Chaplain. The program received tremendous volunteer support. The Puerto Rican party received the Armed Services Department of the YMCA Blue Ribbon Program Award.
. A village inviting one hundred men to attend a fiesta in the town square and another invitation for fifty men to attend a barbecue at a large and prosperous ranch are just a few of the many unique invitations extended to service personnel through the GUAM USO for Holiday Home Hospitality. ... In OXNARD, CALIF. the USO sponsored a field trip to the Port Hueneme Seabee Base for 32 children enrolled in Operation Head Start at Guadalupe Nursery School. Hand in hand with their chaperoning servicemen and Junior Volunteers, the 5 and 6 year olds were taken aboard a working tugboat, through the Seabee Museum and the MARS radio station. At the "hamshack”, overseas stations were contacted and the youngsters spoke to men serving in Vietnam. Highlight of the three-hour tour was a box picnic lunch at the base park followed by songs and games. Also accompanying the group were Fr. Jose Madera and Sister Daniel Theresa, local directors of the Head Start project.
At the SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT LOUNGE local lists volunteer several hours each week to draw charcoal sketches of the men which they send back home. The USO provides mailing tubes for the sketches which are mailed from the Lounge.
.. Thirty little girls from St. Elizabeth's Orphanage were adopted" for an afternoon of songs, games and a dinner on Father's Day by the servicemen at the TAN SON NHUT CLUB. The men so enjoyed the children that many of them are now spending all their free time helping at the orphanage.
USO Volunteer in United Way Campaigns USO builds morale among servicemen around the world. USO builds morale locally by aiding United Way Campaign Committees. The skills and abilities of every member of the USO family - the Council officers and members, the USO volunteer and staff - will be welcomed and can be utilized by United Way leaders. Community leaders who operate the United Way Campaigns point with pride to the fact that the leaders of agencies which benefit from the big drive are working side by side with other citizens to reach the current goal. The United Way Campaign is a once a year shot. Everybody knows about it and nearly every responsible American expects to give to it. How much he gives is up to the knowledgeable solicitor who reaches him. USO leaders are part of the knowledgeable group representing voluntarism who can convey the larger need for increased giving this year. Just how can the USO volunteer help in the United Way Campaign? First of all, there is the door-to-door solicitor. Volunteer to canvass the street or area near your home. If you have the time and know the job, volunteer to take on one of the larger assignments in the campaign. There is a United Way Campaign job for every USO volunteer: - Serve as a member of a divisional team or speakers bureau; assist with the orientation and training of campaign workers. - Perform clerical duties at campaign headquarters, type, file, pack and sort supplies; deliver campaign supplies to headquarters, campaign leaders about town; pick up and deliver reports; help with transportation of posters and displays. - Prepare and serve luncheons and dinners for fund and report meetings and serve refreshments at rallies and special events. - USO junior volunteers and servicemen can play an important part in the success of the United Way Campaign. Their participation is most helpful in interpreting the value of the USO program; it provides them the opportunity for significant community involvement: and helps to build future leadership for volunteer organizations. - The United Way Campaign is the largest of the volunteer efforts in the USA. Be part of this good citizen's team in insuring the success of the campaign for SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS USO.
PERSONALITIES PAT KRAUSE, Director of Public Information, USO Vietnam, was featured in the July COSMOPOLITAN Magazine story, "Could You Work In Vietnam?"... EARL J. WATT, Executive Director, Paris, assumes position as Executive Director of the new USO Club in Malta, November 1... MRS. MARIANA GATES, Associate Executive Director in Paris, will become Executive Director of the Paris Club November 1.
Sept. 25 To Be USO Night
At Yankee-Tiger Game It will be "USO Night at Yankee Stadium" on Sept. 25 when the Bronx-USO Committee will promote the sale of special reserved and box seat tickets for the New York Yankee-Detroit Tigers game scheduled for that night, USO of New York City has announced. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide expanded USO global services for men and women of the Arme Forces, including Vietnam. The committee, headed by Joseph F. Callo, Sr., board chairman of Callo & Carroll, Inc., advertising agency, will consist of 100 prominent New York City business and professional men. Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford will serve as honorary chairmen, and Jerry Coleman, Phil Ruzzuto and Joe Garagiola as honorary cochairmen. C. William Borchers is general chairman of the Bronx-USO Committee. The evening will also serve as a send-off for a number of major league players and representatives, including some Yankees, not yet named, who are expected to visit American servicemen in Vietnam and the Pacific at the close of the baseball season under the auspices of USO.
At ceremonies officially opening the new USO Lounge at Pieta, Malta, Commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, Vice Admiral William Martin, presents plaque to USO Club Director Michael Menster "In Grateful Recogni. tion Of Extraordinary And Enduring Service To All Who Sail In The United States Sixth Fleet." In background is American Ambassador George J. Feldman, Malta USO Council President, who also officiated at the formal opening. Mr. Menster is the Executive Director of the USO in Naples and was the acting director in Malta pending the assignment of a permanent director. Mr. Earl Watt, Executive Director of the Paris, France, USO has accepted the position of Executive Director in Malta effective November 1, 1967.
Boston Businessman Boosts Viet Morale
The morale of our troops has become the concern of
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USO CLUB ROTA CELEBRATES
FIRST ANNIVERSARY The USO Club at Rota, Spain, marked its first anniversary on July 13 with an Open House attended by Rota's Mayor Antonio Mana; Rear Admiral Manuel Gonzalez, Commander of the Rota Naval Base; and representatives from all the commands on the Naval Station. Captain James S. Elkins, Jr., CNA Spain/CO NavSta, who is also president of the Rota USO Council. presented Club Director Pat Pangallo with a Charter from USO's National Headquarters in New York In presenting the Charter, Captain Elkins said, "It's really a satisfying and pleasing experience to be here to celebrate the first anniversary of the USO in Rota. Many of you who haven't been here long don't know of the struggles that have gone into the achievement of having this fine USO. It took many years of planning, working and hoping. To see this building and what has been made of it is really great." Admiral Gonzalez also spoke briefly and related that he was pleased that the club was in Rota because it indicated that the U. S. Navy would be there for many years to come. Mr. Pangallo was interviewed by AFRS and said that during the first year at the USO, renovations had been made throughout the club's facilities. Since first opening its doors in July of last year, the club has catered not only to single enlisted men on liberty, but also to activities on the base. Many organizations such as wives' clubs hold their meetings regularly at the USO, and the club has become extremely popular with such groups. be distributed by USO staff during the holidays. Donors pay postage from their hometowns to the APO in San Francisco, and surface mail parcels should be mailed by October 1st to insure delivery in Vietnam by Christmas.
"PRACTICAL" CHRISTMAS GIFTS
FOR SERVICEMEN IN VIETNAM What does a serviceman in Vietnam really want for Christmas? A recent survey by the USO disclosed that items high on their "want" list include shaving equipment, foot spray, shampoo in plastic bottles, penlites, insect re
allent, small jigsaw puzzles, first aid kits, key chains ud keycases, ballpoint pens, writing materials, medicated cleansing cream, small face towels, miniature sewing kits, large work handkerchiefs, hard candy in tins, and paperback books. Small three inch recording tapes, medical scrub brushes, foam insoles for combat boots, heavy work socks, one inch paint brushes, and small crossword puzzle books are also popular. Last year, in addition to those gifts received directly by individual servicemen from relatives and friends, hundreds of gifts were received by USO Clubs in Vietnam and distributed to servicemen visitors, to hospitals, and by airlift to remote units. Monetary contributions to USO from generous Americans everywhere made possible Christmas Day programs in Vietnam USO clubs which featured entertainment and free home cooked dinners with all the traditional trimmings. With the increase in troop strength in recent months, USO staff members are already busily making plans for Christmas 1967 in the hope that this year's observance will be bigger and better than ever to help
e the loneliness of servicemen everywhere in Viethum, many of whom are away from home for the first time. United States postal authorities will no longer accept packages addressed to "A Serviceman in Vietnam." However, where donors desire that USO distribute gifts to "Any Serviceman in Vietnam," the USO advises that gift packages addressed to USO Club Directors at specific APO addresses, and bearing an outside label identifying the contents, are acceptable and will
Miss America and Court
Leave for Vietnam
Academy Award Winning actress Joan Craw-
her American beauties stand behind them at Kennedy International Airport. Miss Crawford saw the girls off on their USO Shows-Pepsi-Cola sponsored tour to entertain servicemen in Vietnam. Standing are, (I. to r.), Sharon Mae Singstock of Wisconsin; Barbara Ann Harris, South Carolina; Carole Ann Gelish, Connecticut; Ellen Warren, Maine; and Angeline Grooms of Alabama.
GA-342 "Jonathan Winters Show Thailand and June 5 14 days
GA-260 "Lass-O-Choraliers" Europe June 20 8 weeks GA-347 Joy Eilers
Texas Women's University
GA-351 Floyd Patterson
Vietnam June 23 12 days and the
GA-261 "Varsity Vagabonds" Pacific June 26 8 weeks
GA-348 "Mrs. Millor and
Vietnam July 6 17 days GA-358 George Jessel Europe Aug. 20 20 days
the Good Guys" GA-357 Joanna Moore Vietnam and Aug. 24 27 days
GA-262 "A Funny Thing Happened Pacific July 7 7 weeks Thailand
on the Way to the Forum"
Wayne State University
GA-349 "Jack Costanzo Show Vietnam and July 13 25 days GA-361 "Wilda Terrace Show" Vietnam Aug. 28 7 weeks
with Gorrie Woo
GA-330 "Aloha from Hawaii" Vietnam
July 15 14 days Pacific Hospital
GA-352 "The Frankio Fontaine Show" Vietnam July 16 17 days Circuit
GA-345 "Fred Thompson
Vietnam and July 21 24 days
and the Ladybirds Thailand
East and West July 21 12 weeks GA-301 "Arkansas College Lassies" Caribbean Sept. 4 4 weeks
GA-353 "Louis and the Seven Days" Caribbean July 21 4 weeks
1650 "A Big Hello from Texas" Pacific GA-300 "Brigadoon"
7 weeks Europe Sept. 8
8 weeks University of Denver
1647 "America's Children"
Pacific July 24 7 weeks
Folk Pop Group 1649 "Utah Showtime" Alaska Sept. 11 7 weeks
GA-344 Robert Stack
Vietnam July 25 17 days GA-365 Ina Balin Vietnam Sept. 12 5 weeks
GA-346 "South Market Street Vietnam and July 31 26 days Thailand
GA-335 "Youth Variatios"
Caribbean Aug. 1 4 weeks Circuit
GA-350 Wendell Corey
Vietnam and Aug. 1 25 days GA-362 "National Cartoonist Society" Pacific
GA-355 Bill Talman
Vietnam and Aug. 4 27 days
GA-263 "Cottes House '67"
4 weeks University of Wisconsin
GA-343 "Four in the Morning" Vietnam and Aug. 7 24 days
Thailand and the
GA-360 Danny kayo
Pacific Aug. 8 15 days
since our last publication, June 1967.