Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 18 1983, Page 7

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 18, 1983, Tokyo, JapanWednesday May 18, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes n sailors rebuild Burnt out town by John Gabril Chavez . Novy aboard the guided missile de Stroyer Hoel thanks to the efforts of sailors aboard the destroyer Hoel life for residents of the Small australian town of Macedon Victoria was made More bearable after a fire Tore through their Community. The City Lay victim to the devastating Bush fir that swept through a Large portion of Southern Australia on Ash wednesday leaving hundreds of people homeless and More than 70 dead. The san Diego based Hoel deployed to the 7thfleet since october had been operating in the Southern Pacific around Australia for four week when the Crew members heard of the tragedy. Touched by the generous hospitality the austra Lian people had displayed in Hoel s previous port visits to Darwin Townsville and Sydney the me Felt moved to lend Aid to the unfortunate victims. What started As an attempt to raise $1,300 symbolic of Hoel s Hull number snowballed into a Effort that raised More than $4,200. Once the Money was collected the Crew still had not had enough. A request was sent to the american consulate in Melbourne to solicit ideas on How Hoel could lend physical Aid to the damaged american consulate responded immediately and by the time Hoel reached Melbourne on scheduled four Day port visit arrangements had been made for her Crew to go to the town of Macedon and help the people clean up the destruction. Worst hit by fires that Small Community of 1,500 people had been one of the worst hit by the fires. Six civic building Sand four churches had been completely engulfed by the flames. Four Hundred Homes in the area had been either partially or completely destroyed. Many citizens were set up in makeshift caravan houses with Little left but the ground on which their House once news of Hoel s intended participation quickly spread. The australian army and the Royal australian air Force provided two buses each to transport the men from the ship to the town of Macedon. A local radio station donated the wheelbarrows shovels and Chain saws. Saturday lunch was donated by local stores and bake shops and a proprietor of one of Mcdonald s Australia franchises donated the entire evening meal com plete with service. Hoel s country and Western band made arrangements to put on a free dance in one of the remaining pubs at the end of the Day s activities. Photo Courtesy australian army Petty officers 2nd class David Cline left and Teddy Hartman Lay bricks. Early saturday morning the volunteers were me by Community leaders and the american Consul general Jim White who had made the arrange ments. Following a warm Welcome to the Community the men divided into groups and were dispersed to the Sites where the civic building and Church Lay in ruins. They commenced the task of cleaning up the debris by the end of the Day 10 Sites had been completely cleared of the rubble. Meeting place a special project for the Day had also Bee arranged. The local boy scout troop had lost their meeting Hall to the fires. It had been decided the Money raised would go to rebuild a Hall to be used As a temporary meeting place for All the Community s civic clubs and churches. Working Side by Side with the boy scouts a group of Hoel men set to that task. Many of them were nothing More than saturday afternoon Brick layers but by the end of the Day a significant portion of the building s Wall had been completion of the Day s work Hoel s commanding officer cmdr. Russell h. Buckley or. Presented to the Community a Check for the funds raised. Not a dry eyed Sailor stood by when the local scoutmaster accepted the Check and announced his request to Buckley that the scouts wished to name their unit after the ship. A Roar of affirmation was heard from the crewmen a Buckley graciously accepted. The friendships developed during the Day s work were furthered by a dinner and dance that evening. Some 400 residents of the Macedon area joined Theroel Crew members in an enjoyable and relaxing evening of dancing and gesture of concern that the Hoel Crew expressed touched the Heartstrings of of the Day s activities in Macedon would Long endure. Briefs courses available Katsugi Naf us the University of Maryland Navy Cam pus is offering the following courses during the next semester introduction to business manage ment modern algebra interpersonal communications elementary japanese and organizational communications. Registration for term ii is jus around the Corner. The term be gins May 23 and ends july 16. For schedules and More information Call the Katsugi Campus at 228-3785. Taiwan Panorama tour Camp Zama Usa the amp Zama International Tours and travel office is sponsoring a Taiwan Panorama tour from may28 through june 5. Passports and visas Are required for this trip which includes round trip airfare hotel accommodations Tours and All tour will arrive in Taipei go on a visit City tour. Some of the places visited will include Taichung Swallow caves Sun Moon Lake sister Pond Alishan museum Hsi Tsu Beach and Ken Ting persons interested in this tour Are requested to Contact the amp Zama Tours office to con firm reservations. Call 233-5273 or4059 for More details or visit building t-315, located near the swimming Pool. Science award Misawa Abusafa Edgren High school student Ted Manning has received the first place science laureate prize for the presenta Tion of his project a compute program to Aid the learning of Katakana at the Pacific Region Junior science and humanities symposium was held at the Tsukuda science City in Barag prefecture North of Tokyo Ted is the son of Robert an Tomoko Manning. His father is a computer and science teacher at Edgren High purpose of the Junior science and humanities symposium is to encourage the Young to explore the areas of science and humanities for a better world. Eighteen projects from Dodds school throughout the Pacific were entered in the contest of which the top six were presented to students at the week Long symposium provided Many opportunities for participants to explore the roles of science technology and the humanities in our modern world. Additionally space shuttle astronaut Terry Hart gave a presentation of the potential of space and the shuttle s part in it and representatives from the son corporation exhibited a laser disk video system and a laser disk Audi system explaining their Workings and advantages Over conventional systems. Students enjoyed Tours to sever Al science facilities including the High Energy research Center in Tsukuda and a culturally enriching trip to the nearby town of and the second and third place winners from the Pacific Region will attended the National Junior science and humanities symposium at West Point military Academy in new York. Field rep needed Camp Zama Usa the University of Maryland Here is accepting applications for the Posi Tion of Field representative. Applicants should possess a Range of administrative financial an clerical skills including typing and should be Able to publicize the University of Maryland program in a variety of include tuition free classes. Application forms Are available at the Zama education Center bldg. 270. Contact at 225-3681 for additional information. Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your pay know about it

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