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      Telephone Users  Urged         trying  to  complete  what  you  are   Diving Classes At     The Wolf                                by Sansone
                                     doing  before  you  answer.  Your
                                                                                                  Ctpynght  1945 b)  Leonard Sansone:  disttihlated by Camp Newsp1pe1 Service
      To Make Calls  Brief          interrupted.                  O.T.S. Prepare Sailors
                                     train  of  thought  has  already  been
                                      4.  Know the number you are call­  For Ship Repair Work
      Continued from  Page  1-
                                     ing-don't  guess.  Use  the  Treas­
      volved  in  fascinating  conversa­ ure Island directory when in  doubt   To  combat  the  awkwardness  of
      tions when they  are about  to  make  and  have  the  latest  issue  handy.   under-water repair work in a stan­
      a  call,  and  apparently  lift  the  re­  We.  asked  the  information  girl   dard diving suit, Operational Train­
      ceiver  to  let  the  operator  in  on  what  was  the  most  unanswerable   ing  school  is  conducting  classes  in
      them. It is only after a few "Treas­ question  she  was  ever  asked.  She   the  r,elatively  new  use  of  air-com­
      ure  Island's"  have  been  sounded  told  of  a  caller  who,  when  finding   pressed diving masks.
      that  their  attention  is  diverted  to  the  line  he  wanted  was  busy,   Repair  work  on  shell  holes  or
      their  intended  call.        asked,  "Do  you  know  how  long  it  damage  to  the  ships  screw,  has
        If  you  want  to  repent  for  your  will  be  busy ? "   been  reduced  to  a  minimum  as  a
      sins  and  become  an  operator's                           result  of  this  air-compressed  ma­
        1. If  there  is  an  emergency  and Invention,  Research   units, feeding  its  steady  supply  of
      dream  caller, here's what  to do:                          chine  that  houses  two  separate
      you  must  make  a  personal  call,   0-ffice Inaugurated   oxygen  to  the  mask  through  eight
      make it brief  and  concise.                                 lines caged in a small corner of the
        2. In  answering  your  own  tele­  A new Office of  Research and In­ diving-tank  pool  in  Gym  l':[o.  2
      phone,  it  is  most  eff.ective  to  iden­ ventions  to  guide  Navy  research  called the "header."
      tify your office  by its  title or func­ activities  has  been  established  by   Shallow-water  diving  movies are
      tion,  and  then· give  your  name.   the  Navy  Department.  The  new  shown  at  the  school  on  Thursdays
        3. Answer  your  t e 1 e p h  ?  n e office is  under direct supervjsion of  and  Fridays,  prior  to  the  actual
      promptly!  Nothing  is  gained  by  the  Secretary  of  the  Navy.   training  in  the  tank,  to  acquaint
                                                                   the  sailor  with  the  type  of  mask,
      Tuberculosis  Problem  Being  Licked                        precautions, safety methods  and to
                                                                   eliminate  any  possible  underwater
                                                                  fear.
      By  New  Unit on Treasure  Island                           eight  tentacles,  ready  to snatch  its              ··leer. please 1 '"
                                                                    Resembling  an  octopus  with  its
                                                                  innocent  victim,  the  eight,  50-foot
                                    pass before a mechanism that com­                            Navy Seabees Salvage  The  Nurse Says
                                                                  lines,  serve  as  a  lifeline  from  the
      New  X-Ray  Unit              I putes  the  thickness  of  the  chest,   air-compressor  to  the  body,  pump­  Japanese  Equipment,   Any Type Will
                                    and  the  photographing  equipment
                                                                   ing  �  much as  85  to  90 pounds of
                                    is  adjusted  accordingly.  Then  he
                                                                  pressure  through  the  rubber  pass­
      ·Can  Examine  Over steps  in  front  of  the  screen,  holds   age.  A  specially  constructed  lung   Build  Power Plant   Do, Mates!
      800  Men  Per  Day            his  breath  for a  couple  of  seconds,   regulates  the  tempo  of  the  oxygen   Complete  conversion  and  re­  They  need  ALL  types  too!  The
                                    the  camera  clicks  _and  that's  all
                                                                  while  weights,  inserted  in·  a  con­
                                    there  is  to  it-for  him.   verted  cartridge case  at  the  waist,  building of a Japanese power plant  Treasure  Island  Blood  Bank  is  re­
        To carry out a program affecting
                                                                   3erve as  the necessary dead ballast  to  supply  Army,  Navy  and  Marine  sponsible  for  keeping  an  adequate
      every  man  on  Treasure  Island  is  Now the film is taken to the dark­
                                                                  in  keeping  the  diver  on  the  bot­ installations on Tinian Island in the  supply  of  plasma  and  whole  blood
      the  purpose  of  the  newly-commis­ room  where  a  specially  trained
                                                                   tom.  The  only  complaint  from  the  Marianas has been accomplished by  aboard to meet the needs of  Treas­
      sioned  X-ray  unit  at  Dispe,nsary technician  (in  this  case  a  PhM2c)
                                                                  pupil  is  that  a  few  added  pounds  Navy  Seabees.      ure  and  Yerba  Buena  Islands  or
      No.  1.                       develops  the  film,  which  at  first
                                                                                                  Capable  of  producing  approxi­ ships in the harbor. Sometimes they
        "The  problem  of  tuberculosis  in  glance  looks  like  it  might  be  a   in  the case would give the  diver on
      the  naval  service  is  one  that  we Donald  Duck  cartoon.  On  it,  how­  the sea-deck a firmer hold.   mately  700  kilovolt  amperes,  the  get  low.
                                                                                                system,  re-built  from  100  per  cent   This  very  thing  happened  just
      have  always  considered  to  be  of eve·r,  are  hundreds  of  chests  late·r   All  gear  is  checked  carefully  by
                                                                                                enemy  equipment,  powered  by  last  week.  Three  severely  injured
      primary  importance,"  declared  Lt. to be closely scrutinized  through  a  T. Malone,  S2c,  before  anyone  is
                                                                                                Japanese  oil,  will  distribute  power  patients  at  the  hospital  needed
      R.  M.  Potter,  officer-in-charge  .of viewer designed to enlarge the film  1llowed to don the prescribed equip­
                                                                                                through  Japanese  poles  to  Ameri­ whole  blood-quickly.  The  bank's
      the unit.                     about four times.  As previously ex­ ment.  A  complete  service  job  is
                                                                                                can installations.            supply in the particular type needed
        "rt•is obvious that when men are  plained, 'if  a  questionable  chest  is  given  the  compressing  machine
                                                                                                                              had  been  exhausted.  To  cope  with
      this  far  along  from  the  recruiting  discovered, the man is identified by  :!very  75  hours,  including  the  oil
                                                                                                twice each  week.             the situation a loud-speaker system
      station,"  he further explains,  "they  the  number  on  the  film  and  re­ ::hange  and  over-haul.
                                                                                                  A distinct boom to civilian use is   was  set  up  and  the  island  thea­
      have  had  one,  if  not  two,  X-ray  called  for  a  retake  on  the  large
                                                                    This  gear  has  been  especially  .expected from this well-packed ma­  tres  were  canvassed.  Dozens  of
      examinations. But assuming that it  film.  Otherwise,  the  film  is  rolled
                                                                  equipped  for  diving  up  to  50  feet  chine that  can be crowded  into  the   helpful  sailors  answered  the  des­
      is virtually impossible to attain 100  up and stored, becoming a perman­  while anything over  that  is  left  to  rear  of  an  automobile.  No  more
      per cent accuracy at the recruiting  ent  part  of  the  individual's  health   the  deep-sea  diver.  This  makes  it  fear  of  losing  valuables  in  the   perate  call.
      station,  it  is  our  aim  to  discover  record.                                                                         But  this  system  can  never  be­
                                                                  :nuch easier to work  within a  con­ water.  Just  roll  out  the  air-com­  come  the  rule  for  they  can  not
      those  cases  that  may  have  been   In  addition  to  processing  men  fined  space  where  a  heavy  diving  pressor,  adjust  the  mask  and  dis­
      missed,  and  those  that  were  so   "rom  this  base, the unit will exam­ suit  would  be a  hindrance.   appear  beneath  the  watery  depths   start  looking  for  donors  when  a
                                                                                                                              shipmate  is  dying.  Chaplain  Kelly,
      slight  as  to  escape  detection  at  ·.ne  men  from  naval  installation:
                                                                    Men  a.re  taught  in  classes  of  15  into Neptune's playground for your   coordinator .of the bank, stated that
      the  time  of induction."     ·'1  the  surrounding  area.   to  30  by  Chiefs  Ross  and  Mooney  lost  prize.
        Though  the  principal  function  of                                                                                  100 donors a  week are needed.  The
                                    K-Ray IJnlt Opens at  Dispensary  No.I-Quola,80011/ms Per Day                             1130  and  from  1300  until  1430-
      the  unit  is the examination  for  tu­                                                                                 laboratory  is  open  from  0830  until
      berculosis,  at the  same time it per­
      mits  the  study ·of  irregularities  of                                                                                Monday through Friday  ..  Coffee,and
                                                                                                                              doughnuts are served and a card is
      the heart and of pneumonia.
                                                                                                                              given,  indicating  when  the  dona­
      Method Comparatively  N-ew
                                                                                                                              tion  was  made.  You  should  not
          Using  the  recently  developed
                                                                                                                              make  donations  more  often  than
      35 mm. fluorography technique, the
                                                                                                                              once  eve·ry  two  months.
      crew  can  turn  out  from  100 to  150
                                                                                                                                The  bank  is  located  between  the
      films  per  hour,  in  marked  contrast
                                                                                                                              Waves'  quarters  and  the  Nurses'
      to  the  usual  14  by  17-inch  X-ray
                                                                                                                              home  in  the  hospital  area.  The
      film,  which  yields  not  many  over
                                                                                                                              building  is  No.  235-the  second
      30  films· per  day.
                                                                                                                              from  the  corner  of  Fourth  street
       · The standard 14 by  17-inch  cellu­
                                                                                                                              and  Avenue  M  _towards  the  Hos­
      loid  film  is,  of  course,  ideal  for
                                                                                                                              pital.  Remember,  mates,  your  type
      chest  X-ray  examination.  But  the
                                                                                                                              is\@e  of  those  needed.  Your  sp.ip­
      high cost of film and processing, to
                                                                                                                              mates  will  appreciate  your  help,
      say  nothing  of  the  storage  bullt,
                                                                                                                              and  you,  yourself,  may desperately
      makes it entirely impractical. Even
                                                                                                                              nee<;!  to  borrow  from  the  bank  at
      4  by  5-inch  film  costs  about  six
                                                                                                                              any _unforeseen minute.
      times  as  much  as  35  mm.,  and  its
      use involves a very large, expensive
      lens  made  of  imported  optical                                                                                       All Men On  Leave
      glass,  and  there  are  few  of  these
      lenses  available  in  this  country.                                                                                   Eligihle for Ratfons;
        After  weighing  the  advantages
                                                                                                                              New Books for Vets
      and  disadvantages  of  all  methods,
      the medical department of the Navy
      has  decided  that  fluorography  with
                                                                                                                                Service men and women on leave
      the  35  mm.  film  is  the  very  best
                                                                                                                              or  furlough  should  contact, their
      solution  to its  problem.
                                                                                                                              local  OP  A  War  Price  and  Ration­
      A  Screening Test                                                                                                       ing Board immediately on their a.r­
        The  35  mm.  process  is  not  in­                                                                                   ri  val  at  home.  Men  on  leave  or
      tended  as  a  final  examination.  If                                                                                  furlough are eligible for food: ration
      technicians  find  a  suspicious-look­                                                                                  points  and  �n  some  cases  shoe ,and
      ing chest, a standard  14 by 17-inch                                                                                    gasoline  c·o1.1pons.
      celluloid film is made for confirma­                                                                                      The  OP  A  is setting  up a  special
      tion  and  accurate  diagnosis.  The                                                                                    service  for  discharged  veterans  of
      small film  merely acts as a sieve to                                                                                   this  war.  A  Veteran's  Advisory
      screen  out  the  abnormal  from  the                                                                                   Committee  is  being  organized  in•
      normal  chests.  It  is  estimated  that                                                                                each  district  office  and  local  War
      no m'ore than one per cent of signi­                                                                                    Price and Ration Boards are asking
      ficant tuberculosis will be missed by                                                                                   returned  veterans  to  volunteer  for  �
      using  35  mm.  fluorography.                                                                                           a few hours a week of seryice.
      Fast  But  Thor,ough                                                                                                      Discharged  veterans  should  con­
        Amid  shining  equipment  that                                                                                        tact their local board and apply for
      pretty  bewildering  to  the  layman,  EVEN  THE  OFFICERS  LINE  UP  at  top  left  for   A.  Gortz,  PhM3c,  preparing  film  for  st,orage.  At  ration  books.  Veterans  who  intend
      Dr.  Potter  and  his  five  assistants  t•heir  X-ray  examinations  at  the  newly-opened  unit   lower left is shown Lt. Potter, officer-in-charge of the to  open  their  own  business  will  be
      work  swiftly  but  carefully.  After  at  Dispensary No.  1.  At top right, operating the ma­  unit,  and  his  staff.  Left  to  right, they  are  A.  Gortz,  assisted  in  obtaining  priorities  and
                                    chinery  that measures the  thickness  of  the  chest  is   PhM3c;  Q.  Ray,  HA1c;  J  .. S.  Zablotowicz,  PhM2c;
      filling  out  a  card  and  stripping  to                                                                               making  other  necessary  arrange-·
                                    J.  S.  Zablotowicz,  PhM2c  .. The  scene  at  lower  left   L.  W.  Whitbred,  HA1c;  R.  E.  Talbot,  PhM3c;  and
      the waist,  the men to be  examined   -.vas taken in the photographic dark-room and sh_<>_IIVS   Lt.  Potter.           ments  under  wartime  regulations.
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