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Newport Navalog (Newspaper) - December 19, 1975, Newport, Rhode Island FINDER NOT KEEPER Engineman First Class Ernie Flebotte left holds fan of greenbacks totaling his Christmas pay which was found and returned Monday by LCdr James Janus NETC JOS Dave Hoch photo Galleys 292 355 2 clubs singled out in awards program This has been a good year for the Newport Naval Education and Training Center's clubs and galleys as four facilities have been nominated in two awards programs Officers and Chief Petty Officers Clubs have been selected in the top three finalists category in the wide competition to determine the best Navy club facilities And for the third consecutive year Galley 292 Ney Hall and Enlisted Galley 355 will represent the First Naval District in the Captain Edward Holiday Dec 26 President Ford has ordered that all military and civilian world-wide ex- cept for those whose services are required for national security or other public reasons will be excused from duty Friday Dec 26 All offices and installations not re- quired to remain open for national or defense security or other public reasons will be closed The President's ex- order will mit authorizing special Christmas liberty from the end of mal working hours Wednesday Dec 24 un- til Monday Dec 29 Good Samaritan returns EM's lost Christmas pay By FRANK C PRITCHARD Things will be a little brighter this Christmas for Newport Navy enlisted man and his family thanks to some real holiday spirit displayed by a shipmate Here's what Engineman first Class Ernie Flebotte received his regular take home pay of Monday The money was in an unmarked bank envelope About an hour later Ernie felt in his pocket for the envelope and discovered it missing He didn't realize it then but a short tune earlier he had dropped it in the parking lot between NETC headquarters Bldg 61 and Building 1801 Slightly distressed Ernie began his steps trying to determine where he had lost the money He also called his wife with the bad news She wasn't too happy about he recalled Meanwhile back at NETC headquarters Lieutenant Commander Jim Janus Plans and Operations officer was walking through the parking lot He noticed a bank envelope but just thought it was empty and had been dropped by a litter bug But he picked it up anyway When he examined the contents But it contained no so Cdr Janus decided to return to his office and try to locate the owner The Navy Finance Office was contacted to determine which in Newport had received exactly in take home pay that day In addition it was learned that Ernie had let it be known at Barracks 447 where he's assigned as a master at arms that he had lost his pay Janus instructed Roger Giroux at the NETC duty office to contact Ernie and have him report to the Plans and Operations Office When he reported Janus Ernie still didn't know the money had been found But it didn't take long to satisfy the Commander who the rightful owner was The envelope the amount of money it contained and the denominations of the bills were described quickly Ernie's face lit up like a Christmas tree when Cdr Janus handed over the envelope He offered the commander a as a reward But LCdr Janus declined Seeing that smile on his face when he got the money back was enough of a reward for me newport Frances Ney Memorial Awards contest Naval Air Station Brunswick Me was chosen as In the first program a total of 19 clubs and-or messes were selected for the prestigious top three category Forty-two facilities were nominated in this second annual competition which also included enlisted petty officers and consolidated clubs groupings The facilities were judged for their appearance culinary arts entertainment programs management standards patron relations and sanitation and safety records Selection will now be made for the top mess or club in each category by the Secretary of the Continued on Page 12 City offers Yule cheer For those Newport military and civilian personnel planning to stay in the area for the holiday season the Christmas in Newport program may provide them with many hours of holiday fun Caroling candlelight colonial house tours concerts pageants flower shows a reading of Clement Moore's famous Christmas story are some of the scheduled festivities in Rhode Island's colonial capital Although Newport's Christmas program began Dec 1 there are still many varied events for personnel and their families to enjoy particularly students and other newcomers to the area Continued on Page 2 THE NAVY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER EST 1901 Vol 75 No 25 Serving Commands And Activities Newport Dec 19 1975 NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS SCHOOL SCHOOL COMMAND SCHOOL NAVAL JUSTICE SCHOOL OFFICES SCHOOl UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER C STAFF DESTROYER NAVAL REGIONAL MEDICAL 28 CENTER USS USS HOLDER bis NAVAL REGIONAL DENTAL NORTHEASTERN NAVY Editorial Office NETC Coddington Point Tel Published by the Edward A Sherman Publishing Company a private firm in no way connected with the Department of the Opinions expressed by the publishers and writers herein are their own and are not to be considered as official expression by the Department of the Navy The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of the Navy of the firms products or services advertised Advertising Office 101 Newport 02840
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