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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. NETC's Officers' and Chief Petty Officers' Clubs have been selected in the "top three" finalists category in the Navy- 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 per- sonnel, 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- ecutive order will per- mit authorizing special "Christmas liberty" from the end of nor- 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 happened: Engineman first Class Ernie Flebotte received his regular "two-weeks 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. K- 61) and Building 1801. Slightly distressed, Ernie began re-tracing 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, NETC's 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 envelope's contents surprise! But it contained no iden- tification, so Cdr. Janus decided to return to his office and try to locate the owner. The Navy Finance Office was contacted to determine which Navyman 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. Subsequently.LCdr. Janus instructed BM2 Roger Giroux at the NETC duty office, to contact Ernie and have him report to the Plans and Operations Office. When he reported taLCdr. 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 bill 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 co-nominee. 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, club- 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) navalog THE NAVY'S OLDEST NEWSPAPER, EST. 1901 Vol. 75 No. 25 Serving Commands And Activities, Newport, R.I. Dec. 19, 1975 NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS WAdAiN SCHOOL SCHOOL COMMAND COMMUSIKAHON SCHOOL NAVAL JUSTICE SCHOOL NAVAt OFFICES WBCCTRINATION SCHOOl NkVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER C. STAFF DESTROYER NAVAL REGIONAL MEDICAL SQVAORQN 28 CENTER USS DAHATO USS HOLDER bis NAVAL REGIONAL DENTAL NORTHEASTERN NAVY 8AND Editorial Office NETC HO.-Bldg. K-61 Coddington Point Tel. 841-2127 Published by the Edward A. 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