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                                                                          ACROSS
                       • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • � • • y •   1-Afresh          1-Viper DOWN
                                                                   5-Head gear           2-Neither
                                                                   8-Farm implement      3-Teacher
                                                                  12-Soft drink          4-Walk  in  water
                                                                  13-Prior to            5-Middle points
                                                                  14-Opera' box          6-Curved line
                                                                  15-Discretion          7-Irritate
                                                                   17-On the ocean       8-Modeled figures
                                                                  18-A  Gael             9-Missing
                                                                  19-More spacious      10-Curved · molding
                                                                  21-A spring           11-Don
                                                                  23-Fervent            16-Ardor
                                                                  25-Afternoon  show    20-Too
                                                                  27-More dreadful      21-Hit
                                                                  31-Fetter             22-Peel
                                                                  32-Assert             24-Allotted
                                                                  34-Heart              26-Natural impulse
                                                                  35-Concise            28-Male birds
                                                                  37-Studies            29-Sea  eagle
                                                                  39-Tell tales         30-Remainder
                                                                  41-Determined         33-Barking
                                                                  42-Esteem             36-Sotke of corn
                                                                  45-Kind of fuel       38-Observed
                                                                  47-A grant            40-Trials
                                                                  48-Weavers            42-Beers
                                                                  52-Heroic             43-Drug
                                                                  53-5  x  2            44-Principal
                                                                  54-Go by wagon        46-Poker stake
                                                                  55-Mailed             49-A  leg-11me
                                                                 ,  56-Droop            50-Cnrded  cloth                      -Courtesy Dell Publishing Co.
                                                                  57-Discern            51-The heavens                       (Solution on  Page 5)

                                                                  Those "Keep O·ff The           ing  which  Lt.  Davies  taught  him  developed, and Treasure Lsland took
                                                                                                 and is doing landscaping on his own  on  a  new  atmosphere  of  natural
                                                                                                 initiative.  At  present  Flemming  is  beauty.
                                                                 ;   G  TQSS  ,., s·  lgns   Sh  OW   H  OW  handling  the  job  at  the  Goat-Hill   When  the  Public  Works  Depart-
                                                                                      I
                                                                                      !  , Ing
                                                                          T  1 · •  G ff•        Dispensary  on Yerba  Buena.  B.  C.  ment  was  organized  all  the  work
                                                                  I G  reen  •  •  IS            Allred,  CM3c,  who was  a  tree  sur- the  staff  had  done  was  placed  un-
                                                                    The architectural landscaping job   geon in civ i l  life, took  over the  job  der  that  new  division.  Lt.  Davies
                                                                   done on Treasure and Yerba Buena   of  moving  all  the  trees  on  the  is- was  given  a  commendation for  do­
                                                                                                 land.  Raymond  Meints,  BM2c,  a  ing  such  outstanding  work  under
                                                                  Islands  during  the past three years   farmer lad by trade, landscaped the  difficulties.  The  work  of  his  staff
                                                                   would cost well over a quarter of a   Officers  Mess  and  moved  all  the  was  confined  to  "New  Develop­
                                                                   million  dollars  in  civil  life.  But the   shrubs  on  the  island.  Lt.  Davies  ments."
                                                                   intrinsic  cost  to  Treasure  Island  says  Meints  is  a  man  who  "gets   Three  years  have  passed  since
                                                                   has  been  only  several  thousands.  things  done."        the  first  flower  was  planted.  One
                                                                   The other costs make an interesting   Civilian  "Con;iy"  Preston,  the   now  can  see row  upon  row  of  gor­
                                                                   story.                        gardener,  did  the  cuttings  on  the  geous flowers, beautiful trees, lawn
                                                                    In August, 1942, a landscape art­ flowers  and  with  these  started  the  after  lawn,  and  those  "Keep  off
                                                                   ist,  Lt.  W.  L.  Davies,  came  here  nursery from which almost all flow- the  Grass" signs. Meantime the or­
       PRETTY  HARRIET GREENMAN and Arthur  Klass, RM3c, have much  from  his  Beverly  Hills  home.  He  ers on the islands have grown.   iginal staff works on planning new
      in  common as  basis  for  their  eventual marriage.  Among others,  is  the
      fact that she pounds a typewriter for the Merchandise Mart in  Chicago   gathered  a  staff  consisting  of  a   When  this  staff  went  to  work  grounds  and  asks  of  the  Public
      and he pounds one at the Armed Guard Radio school here. Their romance  Wave,  three  sailors,  and  a  civilian  they met opposition from every cor- Works Department that they be ap­
       has progressed a year, and they expect to announce their engagement on  gardener.         ner; p:rincipally because funds were  proved,  as  to costs.  The  little  staff
      Arthur's next leave.
                                                                    The  Wave,  Trudy  Dostmann,  a   so  sorely  lacking.  Moreover,  there  seems  to  be  the  forgotten  people
                                                                   seaman second class, quit her senior   were  only  a  few  trees  left  on  the  of  Treasure  Island.  Their  office  is
        "Give  this  little  girl  a  great  big   "Mamma,  why  did  you  marry   year  at  the  Vesper-George  School   island and almost all of the top-soil  an  unfurnished  one-room  affair  in
      hand,"  said  the  cannibal's  small  father?"               of  Art  at  Boston  University  to  be­  had  been  paved  over.  There  were  the  Gymnasium No.  2.  "All we  can
      daughter as he was serving dinner.   "So  you've  begun  to  wonder   come a Wave. Although she is listed   no  lawns.  Only  a  few  flowers  re- do now,"  re.marked one of the staff
                                     about that, too?"
                                                                   as  a  Cartographer  (map-maker)   mained.                  members,"  is  help  others  to  help
        Jean:  "Sorry,  Jack,  but  I'm  all                       she does  most of Lt.  Davies'  draft-  The  Garden  Club  of  America   themselves."
      tied  up  tonight."             There  is  a  real  garden  romance  ing.                  gave Treasure  Island  four  hundred   To  this  group  of  six  people,
        Jack:   "Say,   that'll  simplify  -he's a  dead beet and she's  an old   The sailor, A. E. Flemming, CMlc,  dollars  to  build  a  nursery.  No four   Treasure  Island  owes  its  beauty
      things. I'll be right over."   tomato.                       "up from Guadalcanal," does draft- hundred dollars were ever used bet-  which is admired both far and wide.
                                                                                                 ter  for  from  this  nursery  have
                                                                p                                grown  the  millions  of  flowers  now
       T�rough the Ages the Flag Has S. ol(en of Freedom ·  on  the  island.  At  the  same  time
                                                                                                 thousands of trees were brought in.
                                                                                                 Trees of every type and from every
                                                                                                 state on the coast arrived on freight   And  the  old  maid  said:  "Don't
                                                                                                 trains. Some of the oliv.e trees came   put  'Miss'  on  my  tombstone  when
                                                                                                 from  Spain.  The  third  problem­  I  am  gone,  for I  haven't  missed  as
                                                                                                                                         *  *  *
                                                                                                 soil-was .solved by bringing in tons   much  as  you  think  I  have."
                                                                                                 of  rich  top-soil  from  the river  bot­
                                                                                                 tom lands of the Sacramento Valley   For  an  hour  the  two  men  in  the
                                                                                                 in Northern California.       railway  carriage,  strangers to each
                                                                                                  While the  importing of the  trees,  other,  had  sat  face  to  face.  Then
                                                                                                 flowers,  and  soil  went  on the  staff  suddenly  one  burst  out:
                                                                                                 worked  day  and  night  preparing   "I never  thought  this would hap-
                                                                                                 plans  for  the  future  beauty  of  pen."
                                                                                                 ·rreasure Island.               "What's  wrong?"  asked  the
                                                                                                  The first big job was the grounds  other.
                                          THE  FLAG  SPEAKS                                      of  the  Hospital  Area.  Next  came   "Her,e  you've  been  speaking  to
          Born  during  the  nation's  infancy,  I  have  grown   I  signify  the  Law  of  the  Land.   Avenue C, including Barracks E, F,  me for  an  hour  and  I  can't  hear  a
       with it,  my stars increasi , ng in number •••  the domain   I  tell  the  achievements  and progress of the  Amer­  J, and I. The nursery developed and  word."
       over which I wave expanding until the sun on my flying  ican  people  in  art  and  science,  culture  and  literature,  another  one  was  started  on  Yerba   "Speaking  to  you?  I'm  only
       folds  now  never  sets.                     invention  and  commerce,  trade  and industry.   Buena.  Flowers  were  sent  to  the  chewing  gum."
          Filled  with signifi.cance are my colors of red, white   I  stand  for peace and  good  will among the nations                  *  *  *
       and blue into  which  have been  woven  the strength  and  of  the  world.                San  Leandro  hospital.  When  the
       courage of  American  manhood,  the  love and  loyalty of.   I  believe  In  tolerance.   chapel  was  built  Lt.  Davies proved  There  was  an  old  fellow  from  Sid-
       American  womanhood.                            I  am  the  badge  of  the  nation's  Greatness,  and   the  worth  of  landscaping.  Follow-  ney
          Stirring are the stories of my stars and stripes.   the  emblem  of  its  Destiny.     ing  this  job  came  the  Hostess  Who  drank  till  he ruined  a  kidney
          I  represent  the  Declaration  of  Independence.                                      House,  and  those  grounds  became  It  shriveled  and shrank
          I stand for the Constitution of the  United States.   Threaten  Me  and  Millions  Will  Spring  to  My   the most beautiful in Northern Cali- As  he sat  there  and  drank
          I reflect the wealth and grandeur of this great Land   Defense.                        fornia.  Finally Barracks  C  and  the  But  he  had  a  good  time  of  it
       of  Opportunity.                                I  AM  THE  AMERICAN  FLAG,
                                                                                                Armed Guard Center grounds were   didney?
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