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     contributions  should  be  directed  to  The  Editor,  Welfare  and  Recreation  Department.
     'l'reasure  Island,  San  Francisco,  California.  Phone:  E Xbrook  3931.  Extension  59 .
                        . CAP'l'AIN R.  W.  OARY,  USN                By  R.  E.  Johnson,  Y3c
               Commander U.  S.  Naval  Training  and  Distribution  Cent ,-,.
                                                                   Secretary   Forrestal   declared
                    L'l'.  COMlll..\.NDER  R .  S.  KIMBELL,  USNR
                                                                 that  an  additional  194,000  enlisted
              Welfare  and  R ecre-at.ion  Officer  -  Public  Relations  Officer
                                                                 men are needed  by the Navy before
                       8'l' ANLJ<;Y  SOLOMON,  Y2c.  USNR        December  31,  and  another  189,000
                                                                 may  be  required  by  June  30,  1945,
                                                                 to  meet  the  accelerated  pace  of
                                                                 the  war  against  Japan.  Most  of
                                                                 the  men  will  be  obtained  through
                                                                                               Left  to  right--Harry  Shatto,  F.  M.  Shepherdson,  Robert  Onorato,  James  Daley,
     The  Missing  Memorial                                      Selective  Service.  The  Navy's  call     Thomas  Skelley,  Lewis  Lang,  Raymond  Dunn.
                                                                 for  selectees  for  October  already
         The  energetic  and  patriotic  brain  of  one  Tony  Todaro  came  up  has  been  increased  8,000  to  a  total
                                                                 of  30,000  men.  The  planned  in- CIVILIAN  EMPLOYEES  AT  TREASURE  ISLAND
     with a  powerful  suggestion  which  is  now  attracting attention  all  over
                                                                 crease  of  383,000  men  by  June  30,
     America.                                                    1945,  Secr.etary Forrestal said,  will  UTILIZE  PRODUCTIVE  EFFORTS  ON  MANY  JOBS
         Tony  is  just  another  American,  a  Pearl  Harbor  Navy  Yard  war-
                                                                 raise  the·  total  strength  of  the   Here is  a  word  picture of the  Civilian Engineering Force
      worker,  who  daily  labors  to  help  the  Navyman  and  his  ship  to  get  Navy  to  3,389,000  men.  Most  of
                                                                                               attached to the Public  Works Design  Department.  There is
      back  to  sea  where  he  can  fight  Japs.  In  his  few  spare  hours,  Tony  the  new  men  will  man  amphibious   no  end  to  the  credit  to  be  given  to  these  men.  Since  the ·
      just  sits  and  dreams .. . not  idle  thoughts,  but  constructive,  humani-  craft  and  auxiliary  vessels  to  be
                                                                 commissioned  next  year.     beginning  of the  new  building  program  on  Treasure Island
      tarian  ideas.  Coupled  with  his  dreams  is  the  horrifying  thought  that
                                                                                               and  y erba Buena,  they  have  had  more  than  a  hand  in  the
      our  country  may  not  remember  the  honored  Navy  men  who  died  be- BuMed  Tropical  Victory
                                                                                               engineeri,_n.g  a,nd  safety of all personnel.
      cause  of  Jap  treachery  at  Pearl  Harbor.                Rear  Admiral  Luther  Sheldon,
                                                                                                  Let  us  meet  the  surveyors,  the  men  that  move  in  first.
         Tony's  dreams  gradually  developed  into  a  real  vision .. . a  vision  Jr.,  Assistant  Chief  of  the  Navy   When  they  appear  on  a  site,  you
      of  a  Shrine  of  Pearl  Harbor to commemorate  the heroes  of  December   Bureau  of  Medicine  and  Surgery,   know that soon  there  will  be  some  d   •  h
                                                                  made  a  statement  to  the  effect   changes  in  the  scenery,  roads  or  A  m.  C.  H.  Wng  t
      7  long  after  the glib  phrase  "Remember  Pearl  Harbor"  has  been  for-
                                                                  that  "the   danger   of   tropical   buildings.  This  job  is  ably  handled  C   d  W
      gotten.  A  very  noble  thought.
                                                                 diseases  for  our Armed  Forces has  b  M·  Cl"ff Hubble and Mr. George   Ommen  S   aves
         Visualize,  if  you  can,  a  tall,  towering  pylon  atop  Diamond  Head   I    t  t"  y   1.   l                           d
                                                                  been  overcome   t  o  a  arge  ex en  •  ·Keefe.
      where  Navy  men  and  tourists  through  the  ages,  passing  or  visiting  The  Navy  medical  officers  ~eel   Though  many  are  not  aware  of  On 2n  Anniversary
      the  Islands,  may  be  reminded  of  the  Navy's  first  heroes  in  World  th at   th ey  "have   th e  problem  lick- it,  architectural  and  civil  engi-  Rear Admiral Carleton H. Wright,
      War  One's  opening  chapter.                              ed."  Admiral  Sheldon  said   at  he  neers are  burning the midnight oil,  USN,  Commandant, Twelfth Naval
                                                                  was  not  now  at liberty  to give  de-                k.
         This  virtually  unknown  stranger in our  midst  is  deserving  of  our              figuring,  consulting  · and  wor  mg  District,  commended  the personnel
                                                                  tails  on  the  conquest  of  the  tropi- wi·th  the  draftsmen.  Mr.  James
      highest  praises.  Tony  has  not  only  dreamed  up  the  whole  plan,  but                                           of  the  Women's  Reserve  in  an  ad-
                                                                  cal  diseases,  b_ut  to  medical  men  Daley,  architect,  has  been  doing      b  t·
                                                                                                                             dress  to  officer  Waves  cele  ra mg
      has  enrolled  many  enthusiasts  for  his  monument.  His  present  plans  who  have  heard  his  statement  on  double  duty as he  has also had the
                                                                                                                             the  second  anniversary  of  the
      call  for  encouraging  thousands  of  fellow  Americans  to  join  in  a  na- the  subject,  it  meant  the  equiva- respons1·b1·11·ty  of  handling  collater-  Women's  Reserve,  Thursday,  u y
                                                                                                                                                       J  l
      tion-wide  financing  plan  to  defray  the  cost  without  the  help  of  the   tent  of  a  major  victory  on  the  al  work  for  all  the  new  barracks   27,  1944,  at the Palace Hotel.  Rear
                                                                  battlefield.                  and  bu1·1d1·ngs.                                th  f  11
      government.  He  is  calling  on  all  patriotic  and  local  organizations  to                                        Admiral  Wright  made   e  o  ow-
                                                                                                 Mr.  Harry  Shatto,  civil  engi- ing  statement:
      launch  campaigns  for  financing  the  shrine  of  Pearl  Harbor.   Navy  Clothing  Shortage
         Our  hats  are  off  to  this  unselfish  patriotic  American  defense   According  to  Rear  Admiral  W.   neers, collaborat~s  on all structural   "As Commandant of the Twelfth
                                                                  B.  Young,  Chief  of  the  Bureau  of   details  and  general  engineering.  Naval District, I  wish to commend
      worker.                                                                                   F.  M.  Shepherdson  and  Robert  the per$on_nel of the Women's Naval
                                                                  Supplies  and  Accounts,  critical
         In  the  year  1874,  the  people  of  France  donatetl  their  hard-earned            Onorato  are  the civilian draftsmen  Reserve  on  their  second  anniver-
                                                                  problems in the procurement of ne-
      sous  to  present  America  with  a  lasting  tribute.  American  school   cessii.ry  quantities  of  clothing  and   who  work  together  to  finish  the  sary.  The  more  than  4,000  Waves
                                                                                                complete  plans  for_ the  actual  con- on  duty  under  my_ command  have
      children  reciprocated  after  1918  by  donating  funds  to  rebuild  French  textile  items  are  faced  by  the
      shrines.  The  cost  of  the  Statue  of  Liberty  was  approximately  $300,- Navy.   In  several  cases,  short-  struction.  The  electrical  depart- acquitted themselves with efficiency
                                                                  ages  run  into  millions  of  units.   ment  under  the  supervision  of  Mr.  and with a  spirit in accord with the
      000,  to  which  Americans  added  another  $350,000  for  an  appropriate                Lewis  Lang  has  expanded  to  al- best traditions of the Naval Service.
                                                                  Particularly  acute  are  insufficient
      pedestal.                                                                                 most  a  separate  section;  thus  the  They have made no small contribu•
                                                                  supplies  promised  f or  hosiery,
         Also,  after  the  last  war,  the  United  States  set  aside  a  glorious   dungarees,  toweling,  and  other   increase  in  the  use  of  electricity  tion  to  the  success  of  the  great
                                                                                                has  created  for  him  an  unforseen  task  facing  the  Navy,  and  they
      spot  in  Arlington,  Virginia,  as  a  shrine  for  the  Unknown  Soldier  who  essential  cotton  products.
                                                                                                revision  of  the  entire  electrical  have won the hearty admiration of
      died  on  the soil  of  Europe.  This  monument  to  our  departed  warriors,
                                                                  Wooden  Minesweepers          system.                       the Navy's officers  and men.  There
      with  its  eternal  flame  and  the  ceaseless  vigil  of  its  parading  guards,
                                                                    No  longer  sporting  the  tag-line   Most  of  the  reconstruction  has  is  still a  hard and long road ahead
      is  perhaps  "the  most  impressive  shrine  in  the  world.  Congress  ap-  -"Men-of-war",  the  wooden  ships  developed  within  an  entire  build- of  us  before  victory  is  achieved,  I
      nropriated  a  sum  in  the  neighborhood  of  $825,000  for  the  monu- and  their  iron  crews  still  play  an  ing;  because  of  this,  there  have  know  that  the  members  of  the
      ment  to  the  Unknown  Soldier.                            important  part  in  winning  battles  been  many  difficult  heating  and  Women's  Naval  Reserve  will  do
          Unfortunately,  there  has  never  been  a  national  monument  erect-  for  the  modern  Navies.   ventilating  problems.  Mr.  Willis  their unfailing part to help achieve
                                                                    Battle-scared,  dirty,  some  of  Howe  has  handled  this  and  sup- that victory  as  quickly  as  may  be
      ed  for  the  express  purpose  of  honoring  our  Navy  heroes.  It  seems
                                                                  them  limping,  a  U.  S.  Navy Squad- plied  many  other  mechanical  fa- possible.  To  the  Waves,  I  say:
      appropriate  and  necessary  that we  erect such  a  shrine  now ... not  in   ron of  136-foot  wooden  YMS  class  cilities  throughout  Treasure  Is- 'Well  done'".
      far-off  Pearl  Harbor,  but  in  Washington,  D.  C.,  where  the  majority  minesweepers  nosed  proudly  into   land.  For  plumbing  problems  re-
      of Americans can §ee it and glory in  the ideals for which  it will stand.  a  British  harbor,  cut  between   quiring  drawings  or  consultation   BU  PERS  RULES  OUT
                                                                                                to  carry  out the  actual  repair  job,
          The  Navy  deserves  a  fine,  picturesque  shrine,  all  its  own,  a   giant capital ships and dropped an-        DISCHARGE  VIA  MARRIAGE
                                                                  chors  to  complete one  of  the  most   Mr.  Thomas  Skelly  has  the  au-
      symbol  of  unique  achievement  by  men  who  traditionally  went  down                                                AFTER  OCTOBER  15
                                                                  hazardous  assignments  given  · to  thority.
      to  the  sea  in  our  fighting  men-o'-war.                                                Regardless  of  whether  there  is   Requests  for  discharge  by mem-
                                                                  any  Allied  Naval  unit  in  the  in-
                                           'Our  Navy"                                          new  construction  or  maintenance  bers  of  the  Women's  Reserve,  en-
                                                                  vasion  of  Europe.  The  wooden
                                                                  sweepers  had  completed  their task   repairing,  there is always the sub- listed  or  appointed  prior  to  April
                                                                  of  clearing  a  channel  for  the  sup-  ject  of  money  involved;  Mr.  Ray  15, by reason of marriage to a  Navy
                                                                  porting  cruisers  and  destroyers   Dunn  is  the  man  who  estimates  man,  will  not  be  considered  by
                                                                                                and  plans  the  procurement  of  BuPers  on  and  after  October  15,
                                                                  only  a  few  minutes  before  the
                                                                  "Men-of-War"  opened  their  initial   money  for  all  projects  requiring  the Bureau announces.
                                                                  barage.                       the  expenditure of funds.
                                                                                                  Come  over  to  "Design"  some-
                                                                  GI  Rubber  Eraser  Feat      time  and  meet  these  swell  peo- Big  Colorful  Dance  In
                                                                    When it comes to improvising la-  ple;  they  will be glad to  show  you
                                                                  bor  and  utilizing  scant  material                         Spotlight  Tonight
                                                                                                around  the  departm.ent.
                                                                  which  is  available,  the  American
                                                                  GI's are  capable  of  performing  in-                       For  Colored Personnel
                                                                  genius  feats.  This  was  evidenced   Destroyer Pool Wins
                                                                  when  an  ordinary  rubber  eraser,                            The  vnitial  dance  for  the  col-
                                                                                                  The battery of Ralph Marteruello   ored  Bliiejackets  stationed  at
                                                                  taken from  a  lead pencil,  w,as  used
                                                                                                and  G.  H.  Poppe,  pitcher  and   Treasiire  Island  will  be ,helil  to-
                                                                  to  repair  an  engine  of  a  Navy                          night  at  the  Treasure  Island
                                                                                                catcher  respectively,  of  the  D.  D.
                                                                  Consolidated  Catalina  (PBY)  fly-                          gym.  The  dance  will  begin
                                                                                                Pool  softball  players,  proved  too
                                                                  ing  boat  forced  down  in  the  Cen-                       promptly  at  2000  wnd  end  at
                                                                                                strong  a  combination  against  the
                                                                  tral  Pacific,  and  the  plane  was                         2400.
                                                                  able  to  travel  hundreds  of  miles   Post Office team. The superb mound   In  a  last-minute  report  by
                                                                                                performance  and  great  catching
                                                                  to  its home  base safely.                                   the  dance  committee,  it  is  an-
                                                                                                job  of  these  two  were  responsible   nounced that due to the pressing
                                                                  Quote-worthy                  in  limiting  the  Post  Office  crew  to   engagements  of  USO  Hostesses
                                                                    "Following  the  lines  of  least                          serving  in  the  Bay  Area  -
                                                                  resistance  makes  men,  women  and   two  runs,  while  the  D.  D.  players   Berkeley,  Oakland,  and  San
                                                                  rivers  crooked."             went on a  batting spree.      Francisco  only a  limited number
                                                                                                  Every one of  the  D. D.  team got
                                                                    Taking  an  air  raid  warden's  at  least  one  hit,  turning  the  game   of them will be  present.
                                                                  test,  Groucho  Marx  was  visibly  into  a  one-sided  affair.  The  final   There  will  be  music  by  the
                                                                                                                               Treasiire  Island  swing  band,  a
                                                                  bored  by  the long list of  questions,  score  was  D.  D.  Pool  14,  Post Of-
                                                                                                                               surprise  stage  show,  and  free
                                                                  some  of  them  not  too  pertinent.  fice  2.  "Pop"  Pellerin,  FClc,  is do-  drinks  served  continuously
                                                                  Towards  the  end,  the  examiner  ing a  great job supplying the needs   throug,Jwut the evening.
                                                                  asked  Groucho  what  he  would  do  of the D.  D.  Pool and  recently was   Men  who  plan  to  attend  the
                                                                  if  he  ca!Ile  home  and  found  his  instrumental in furnishing the men   dance atre  requested  to  see  their
                                                                  wife  had  put her head  in  the oven  with  new  uniforms.  Well  liked  by   commanding officer of the activ-
                                          Navy  War Bond  Cartoon  Srrvice                                                     ity  to  which  they  are  attached
                                                                  and  turned on the gas.       all,  "Pop"  gave much credit to  the
          "Dames?  I treat  'em  like  War  Bonds.  I  get  a. new  one   "Baste  her  every  15  minutes,"  fine  sportsmanship  of  WAVE  En-  and  secure  tickets.  Don't  r '
        every month."                                             yawned  Groucho.              sign M.  Zinke.                this sparkling affair.
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