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Guadalupe "Poop"
June 2004

President's Report
Now is the time to be making your plans to attend the reunion in Idaho. Call in your reservation for rooms directly to the hotel, and check the registration form for tour information.  Please send your registration and check directly to the Association, at 12460 Dusty Road, Franklinton, LA 70438. Time is running out to get your registrations in by July 1st.  John Mucci, our host, informs us that Yellowstone admittance passes can be purchased one block from the motel where we'll be staying, and day passes are
available. If anyone wishes to bring their children or grandchildren, it will be fine,
as we are a family oriented organization.  
We have been fortunate enough to pick up several new members in response to our reunion letter, and some are attending the reunion to renew old friendships and make new ones with shipmates!  We received a great picture of the Guadalupe from CDR Robert Rumph, who was supply officer from 1959-1961.  Unfortunately, he can't attend this reunion, but sent the picture for the auction, and sends his regards to all.
We encourage all our shipmates to make contributions to the newsletter by sending their best - and worst - time aboard the Guad; appropriate jokes, and recipes from their wives.  Please send these to the editor, shipmate Rick Gibson.
Chaplain Ed Winters and his wife, Joan, visited with us in April.  He is having both knees replaced in June, as well as cataract surgery. They'd welcome your prayers and cards.  Wishing you all a summer full of joy and sunshine, and may the Lord be your co-pilot.
Submitted by: Ed Dussor
Treasurer’s Report
Mailing the reunion letters to inactive members seems to be paying off. We
have had inquiries from seven shipmates about the reunion, and four of them
plan to attend.  Four have also become active members.
The yearbooks are out, and they are great!  A wonderful remembrance of the reunion,- or a pictorial description of it, for those who couldn't attend!  There are extras available, by mail, and we'll have some for sale at the reunion, along with hats, pins, shirts and jackets.  
Registration for the reunion has been slow, so far.  I wonder if a lot of people don't like to commit that much money so far in advance.  If that's the case, please just send us your registration form, with a note that you'll pay at the reunion, and make your hotel reservation directly with the hotel. Just, if you do this, please, let us know if you can't attend - in advance, so we're not obligated for bus seats and dinners for folks who don't attend! Also, if you do send in your check, and can't attend, for some reason, let us know, and we'll refund all of your money.  We really need a count by July 1st, to reserve busses large enough, for the tours, and number of plates, to tell the motel for the banquet. Hope to see you in August!
Submitted by: Val Dussor
"R. E. Parks was one of the officers aboard the Guadalupe in 1969.  Does anyone remember him - or have his address??
Submitted by: Jacob Ritzen
News Item
This news item appeared in our local newspaper “The Waterbury Republican” on January 22, 2004.  I thought it might be of interest to those who served on the Guadalupe.

“Oil Tanker Company Tried to Hide Dumping”
Newark, N.J.- A tanker ship operator pleaded guilty Wednesday to an attempted cover-up of illegal dumping and agreed to pay a 4.2 million fine.  OMI Corp. also is to be on probation for three years, under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors to a charge of preparing false documents.  The Stamford, Conn.-based company is to be sentenced May 3 by US District Judge Katharine S. Hayden.  The case involved thousands of gallons of waste oil and sludge dumped at sea from one of OMI’s tankers, the Guadalupe.
    Submitted by: Bill Scanlon
F 2/C in 1945-1946
      Pump Room and After-Steering Engines.

Health Notes

Due to a recent health set back, I want to inform all the members that I will be unable to sponsor the Guadalupe Reunion in San Antonio in 2005.
    Submitted by: Frank Walker

Fred Moody, in Salt Lake City has broken a hip, and has moved in with his daughter. Fred Moody’s new address and phone number are: 1920 Imperial Street Salt Lake City, UT 84105 #801-486-3193.  If anyone is driving to the reunion, and will be driving
through Salt Lake City to get there, Fred Moody is looking for a ride.  He'd love to attend, but can't drive.  
Submitted by: Ed Dussor
What You Eat
    This sums it up: For those of you who watch what you eat..... Here’s the final word on nutrition and health.  It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

Conclusion: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
Submitted by: Frederick Rada

30 minute dinner rolls
3/4 cup warm water          1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar          2 tablespoons melted butter
1 pkg. dry yeast            enough flour to make a soft dough
Sprinkle yeast in warm water - let foam up 5 minutes or so - add sugar and
salt, mix well - add melted butter(not too hot) and flour.  Knead 150 times, or
till puffy and smooth - let rest 5 minutes.  Shape into rolls, dip tops in
melted butter, place not quite touching in buttered pan (a 10" pie pan will do
for a single batch).  Let rise, covered in a warm place 30 minutes or so, till
almost double in size - bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.  Enjoy!  Recipe may be
doubled, for a crowd - can use half whole wheat flour; can even use basic
dough for pizza crust.   
          Submitted by: Ed Dussor

Welcome Aboard New Members
Jacob L. Ritzen                Eugene Wisnewski            Billy D. Myers
P.O.Box 1418                  18988 Doris                       3818 Idylwood
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#863-655-4186                 #248-474-0387                 #936-559-9460
Viet - 1969                        WWII 1942 - 45               1954 - 57                                      
Jim Smith                           John Mateo                       Joe Pelligrino
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Viet Nam           
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