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        KOLL YWOOD  SHOW  TIME  BRINGS  PARADE  OF  STARS  TO  TREASURE  ISLAND  STAGE                     •  •  •             Swim  and  Live  Lessons
                                                                                                                               Again  Save  Navy  Men

                                                                                                                                 You've  heard  it  said  before:
                                                                                                                               "Keep  your  pants  on,  Sailor!  You
                                                                                                                               might  need  them!"  Alfred  Lee,
                                                                                                                               radioman  aboard  the  "Bismark
                                                                                                                               Sea"  aircraft  carrier  sunk  by  Jap
                                                                                                                               bombs off  Iwo  Jima,  took · the  hint
                                                                                                                               seriously and is aliv&. today because
                                                                                                                               he  used  both  his  pants  and  his
                                                                                                                               brains.
                                                                                                                                 Lee  couldn't  swim Jm.t  when  his
                                                                                                                               lifebelt was  punctured  he  took  off
                                                                                                                               his  pants,  tied_ knots  in  the  ends
                                                                                                                               of the legs, flipped air into the J.egs
                                                                                                                               for  airpocket  waterwings,  and
                                                                                                                             ,  floated  away from  his sinking ship
                                                                                                                               safely. ·
                                                                                                                                 Other  reports  of  men  who  have
                                                                                                                               saved their· lives with pants-water-
                                                                                                                               wings  are . many-including  the
                                                                                                                               floating  Of   hospital  cases  on
                                                                                                                               stretchers held up by inflated pants.
                                                                                                                               Men' saved  their. lives 'in  the  "Bis-
                                                                                                                               mark Sea"  disaster al~6 by gettif\g
                                                                                                                               out of their life  jackets and swim,-
                                                                                                                               ming under water for  just the few " ·
                                                                                                                               seconds neceSl>ary to avoid machine
                                                                                                                               gun strafing ·frofo  Jap planes.  Men
                                                                                                                               who  could ·only'  sw'im  a  little  bit
                                                                                                                               knew  enough·· about·  using  their
                                                                                                                               arms  and  legs  to  get  away  from
                                                                                                                               the  wrec::kage  falling  from  explo-
                                                                                                                               sions aboard ship, and, then used the
                                                                                                                               floating  wreckage  to  hold  them-
                                                                                                                               selyes  up  until  rescued.
                                                                                                                                 Your Treasure  Island swimming
                                                                                                                               pools  have  the  pants  to  practice
                                                                                                                               with;  your  Treasure  Island  swim-
                                                                                                                               ming  classes  go  throu·gh  all  these
                                                                                                                               life  saving  drills _and  many  othel's
                                                                                                                               daily;  your  swimming  instructors
                                                                                                                               know  their  stuff  and  are  glad  to~
                                                                                                                               help  you.

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                                                                                                                                     WESTERN  UNION
                                                                                                                                        PosT  OFFICE
                                                                                                                                    WAR  BoND OFFICE
                                                                                                                                  AU 4 services  located in Bldg.
                                                                                                                                   258,  Ave.  H,  near 4th  St.
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                                                                                                                                       SMALL  STORES
        MORALE  BOOSTERS  were  the  troupe  of  Hollywood  players  that   Bergen  and  the  inimitable  Charlie  McCarthy  ( lower  right)  all  but   Bldg.  215,  10th  St.,  between
       visited  Treasure  Island  last Wednesday  night,  April  4,  to  present  an- ,   raised  the  roof  with  their  laugh-provoking  repartee.  Not  seen  in  the   Aves.  M  and N.
       other  in  the  series  of  outstanding  shows  produced  under the  auspices   picture  but  very  mych  in  attendance  was  Mortimer  Snerd,  Charlie'~
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       of the  Hollywood  Victory  Committee.  Upper  left shows the  group  as-  country cousin. The show  reached  a  climax when  lovely Vivian  Blaine   TRAVELERS'  Arn
       sembled  outside  the  NATS  plane  that  brought  th'em  to the  bay  area.   (circle)  sang  "The  Man  I  Love."  One  of the  new  faces-and  voices-
       Clowning  with  the  drums  at  upper  right  is  Eddie  Bracken,  Par;i-  at Twentieth Century Fox studios, she will be seen  in the soon to be  re-  RAILWAY  EXPRESS
       mount's  sensational  comedian,  whose  latest  picture  is  "Out  of  This   leased  film,  "Nob  Hill." Other  members  of  the cast  included  Joan  Ar-
       World."  At  lower  left  is  Gerri  Gale,  beautiful  dancer  who  charmed   nold,  ballet  dancer;  Herb  Bruce,  master  magician;  Frances  Wescott,   Both located in  Bldg.  221,  IIth
       her  way  into  the  heart  of  every  bluejacket  who  attended.  Edgar   Powers  model  and  assistant to  Edgar  Bergen;  and ·Gloria  Fay, singer.   St.,  between  Aves.  G and H.
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       PUBLIC  WORKS                 CELEB~ITY SINGS  ON T. I.  Two  Musical  Programs           and  proper  that  personnel  of  the   SHIP's SERVICE No.  I
                                                                                                 Navy,  Marine  Corps- and  Coast
       PLANS  JINX                                                 To  be  Presented  Here       Guard  are  hereby  directed  to  ob-  Bldg.  152,  9th  St.  and Ave.  C.
                                                                     The  California  chorus  of   40   serve  the  curfew  by  leaving  all   *
       PARTY  FOR  13th                                            voices  will  present ·an  entertain-  places  of  entertainment  of  what-  .  SHIP·s  SERVICE No.  2.
         Tickets  are  going  fast  for  the                       ing  program  of  popular  music  at   ever kind  prior to midnight.  Shore   Bldg.  8,  ;th St.,  between  Aves.
                                                                                                                                         M  andN.
       Public  Works  party  to  be  held. at                      Theatre  No.  Three  Sunday,  April   patrols  shall  be  instructed  to· as-
                                                                                                 sist in the observance of the curfew.
       the Scottish Rite temple on Friday,                         8.  The  chorus,  under  the  direction
       April  13.                                                  of  Mr.  Fuhrman,  will  offer  an
                                                                   hour's  program,  starting  at  1400,
         Here  are  the  details:  The  doors                                                     The Wolf                                 b  Sansone
       will  open at 1900  and dancing will                        of numbers popular at this time on   Copyright  1945  br  Leonard  S.n10nt,  di1trib11ted  by  Camp  Newipaper S.M<•
       be  to an eleven piece  orchestra.  A                       the  hit  parade.
       buffet supper and refreshments will                           Charles  Cooper,' brilliant  Amer-
       be  included  in  the  ticket  price  of                    ican  pianist  and  artist  of  great   -:::::;:;:==~,---rr----=--- !fJ   ~i~
       $5.00 per person. If the price shocks                       individuality and temperament, will
       yo_u,  just stop to think-where else                        appear on the stage of Theatre No.                                       ~~ 9,1//;ll~:~
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       can you find a full evening of danc-                        Two a  week from  tomorrow,  April                                        \~~;:;>
       ing,  entertainment  (a  professional                       15  at  1400.  Mr.  Cooper's  piano
       floor show) , and plenty of food and                        selections  will  be made  up  largely                                     ~
       refreshments ?                                              from the works of Frederic Chopin,
                                                                   Polish composer whose waltzes and                                         \       I
         Whether  you're  wearing  Navy
                                                                   nocturnes were  responsible for  the
       blue or mufti, come along and bring                         success  of  the  recent  moving  pic-  ~-                                   - f
       your  better  half-or perhaps  your
                                     JOHN  CHARLES  TH'OMAS  did  ture  "A Song to Remember."
       dream girl  or pin-up  boy.   not sing  any sea  chanUes,  but sti 11
         It  might  be  well  to  get  your  he  scored  a  tremendous  hit  with                  -...._  ~)
                                                                   has issued a  request that all places  j~- =
       ticket  right  away,  because  sales   bluejackets who filled  every seat of   Blueiackets  Directed  to
       will  be  limited  to  500,  and no  res-  Theatre  No.  3  on  Wednesday,
                                     March  28,  to  see  the  renowned
       ervations  will  be  accepted  after  baritone  ,of  radio,  opera,  and  the  Observe  Midnite Curfew
       next  Tuesday,  April  10.  Any  one  concert  stage  in  action.  The  4.0   The  War  Mobilization  Director                 ~~·  =
       of  the  following  committee  can   voice  sang  close  to  a  dozen  semi-
                                     popular classics while  Accompanist
       supply  you  with  a  ticket:  Ens.   Hollister  manned  the  ivory  keys.   of entertainment of  whatever kind   l -  -                . -
       Sharp, Ens. Wynne,  Chief Patnode,                          observe a  curfew as of midnight in
       Chief  Eddins,  Tom  Brown,  Mrs.                           several  cities  and  communities  of
       Caroline North, Boyd Lindsay,  Bill   Susie:  (watching sailors embark)  the  Continental United  States.
       Madden,  Jack  Wagner,  Mrs.  Anna  I  think  it's  a  shame  to  send  all   This curfew is· for the purpose of
       Pettengill,  or Russ ·Jurgenson.   those  nice  sailors  to  Australia.  cons_ervation of fuel, equipment and   "!  .,_ .•. , •• ,~~i!ii·~~1i!,l!l!)i~• ...
         The  Scottish  Rite  temple  fs  lo- What  on  earth  will  they  ever- do  perso!'lnel  to  promote  the  more ef-
       cated  in  San Francisco,  van<r-ress  there?"              fective  conduct of  the  war.
       at  Sutter  street.  We'll  be  looking   Sally: "What'll  they do? Say ain't   The  source  of  the  request  and   "He may be unconscious-but his r,i~flexes ar.e OK!"
       for  you!                     you  ever  been  out with  a  sailor?"  the purpose thereof make it fitting             f
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