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      This  column,  to  run  weekly,  is
    intended  to  supply  you  with  the
    maximum amount of  news with  a
    minimum  of  detail.  The  Navy  is  VOL.  IV - No.  29          TREASURE  ISLAND,  SAN  FRANCISCO,. CALIF.         SATURDAY, AUGUST 25,  1945
    releasing. quantities of  interesting
    information weekly.  We could not
    print it all  if  we  took  the  new  12  Treasure Island Civilian Employees Commended
    page  "Masthead"  .and  printed  it
    every  day.  In  other  words  this  is
    not  a  full  meal,  but  we  hope  it
    will  serve  as  an  interesting  NIIJ'S IJ/11 II T TliEIISIJRE /SlllNIJ POOl INTRODUCING -                         Fleet Admiral C. W.
    weekly appetizer.
              * *  *                                                                                                    Nimitz Echoes His
      If your five-year level policy of                                                    A New Masthead
    National Service Life Insurance is                                                      It  is  with  much  pride  that  the  Appreciation of Support
    about to expire, you have no cause                                                     staff o{The Masthead presents to
    for worry. All such policies, issued                                                   its Treasure Island  readers  a  new   In  appreciation  of  the  splendid
  '-- before January 1,  1946 have been                                                  • streamlined publication. For many  service  of  the  civilian  employees
    extended by law for another three                                                      weeks  the  staff  has  planned  a  of the  Navy shore establishments
    years without change in premium                                                        bigger  and  better  paper  but  due   in  this  war,  the  Secretary 'o!  the
    charges,  unless  converted  to  one                                                   to  the  shortage  of  materials  and   N�vy  has  issued  the  following
    of  the  three  permanent  plans.                                                      personnel  it  was  impossible.  The  statement:
              * *  *                                                                       end of the war did not in any way  "The shore establishments of the
      No,  the  Navy  will  not  have  to                                                  lessen  the  purpose  for  which  the  Navy  have  completed  a  magnifi­
    bring  home  the  greater  percent­                                                    paper is published, therefore after  cent  task.  In  a  very  real  sense
    age of overseas troops. The Navy,                                                      many  weeks  of  hard  work  and  they  have  been  part  of  the  fight­
    the  Army  and  the  War  Shipping                                                     planning, we offer to you, the per­  ing  Navy  and  their  contribution
    Administration  all  have  trans­                                                      sonnel  of  Treasure  Island,  a  to  the  total  Navy  effort  has been
    ports which they ope·rate coopera­                                                     modern  newspaper.          immeasurable.  The  faithful  dis­
    tively.  Since  the  Navy  has  fewer                                                   With  a  complete  new  format,  charge  of  essential  duties  by  the
    of this type vessel than the others                                                    including  nothing  but  the  latest  personnel  of  these  stations  and
    it  will  carry  some  but  not  most                                                  in  modern  design,  The  Masthead  their zeal  for the  task resulted ,in
    of  the  men  returning  from  the                                                     will  be  published  in  two  sizes,  meeting every demand of our op­
    Pacific.                                                                               eight  or  twelve  pages,  whichever  erating  forces.
              * *  *                                                                                                     "On behalf of the Navy and the
      Do  you have  44  points?  If  you                                                   size  is  necessary  for  that  week.  Nation I extend to you employees
                                                                                           It  is  designed for easy  and  quick
    do  and  will  be  discharged  soon,                                                   reading since we  know  your time  sincere  thanks  and  a  deserved
    BuPers  asked  this  week that you                                                     is  limited.                 'well  done.' "
    check  up  on· your  service  record.                                                   New  features,  supplied  locally  Commodore  R.  W.  Cary,  Com­
    If  you  have  had  duty outside  the  WATER-MINDED  EARLY-S�imming  instructions  as  well  a�  a  and by the Navy's new Ship's Edi­  mander, U. S. Navai Training and
    U. S.,  appropr1ate  entry  mus  t  b  ,  whale  of  a  time  are  the  features  of  the  weekly  Saturday  morning   torial  Association,  (SEA),  are  Distribution  Center,  is  in  receipt
                                 "Kid's Day"  at  Gym No.  2  pool. From 1000  'till 1100  the  kids  splash
    made  to  msure  the  payment  of   their  way  to becoming better swimmers. It's a  lot of  fu�, as the two   being  added for interest,  The car­  of  the  following  dispatch  from
    mustering-out· allowance.    aquatic hopefuls above can attest to. Children of both officers and en-  toon,  "The  Wolf,"  by  Sgt.  San­  Fleet  Admiral  C.  W.  Nimitz  in
              *  *  *.           fisted  men are welcome.  The  only fee  is  a pair of  swim trunks.   some,  and  the.  popular  comic  which  the  civilian  employees  of
      The  Navy  took  the  covers  off                                                    strip,  "Male  Call,"  by  Milton  the  Navy  and  Treasure  Island
    radar  the  past  week and  also  an­                                                  Caniff, both Army  artists,  will be  were  highly  commended  for  the
    nounced  that  the  Navy's  air   Scuttlebutt Versus  Fact:  Discharge                 continued  since  they have  proven  excellent  and  efficient  work  they
    branch  will  celebrate  its  thirty­                                                  to  be  very  popular  with  our  have done in support of the Fleet.
    second  birthday  during  the  week                                                    readers.                    The  Commodore  also  added  his
    of  August  26.  The  big  stories  of  Data From Tadcen Personnel Office                A new local feature is  a weekly   congratulations to the civilian em­
    naval  aviation,  up  to  now held in                                                  "Sermonette"  by  one of  Treasure   ployees  on  Treasure  Island  for  a
    secrecy,  will be  released  for  pub­  Scuttlebutt was flying thick and  more  will  not  be  transferred  to  Island's  25  chaplains.  Many Navy   job  "well  done."
    lic consumption.             fast  on Treasure Island this  week  s·ea  or  overseas  duty at  this time.  items  of  official  interest  will  be   The  message  from  Admiral
              * *  *             and  speculation  on  the  Navy's  However, such men may be trans- found  in  our  new  "This  Week's   Nimitz  is  quoted  as  follows:
      Work  on  95  ships  came  to  a  recently   announced   discharge  ferred  to  other  shore  stations   Navy"  column  on  the  front  page,   "The  Commander  in  Chief,  Pa­
    halt  this  week.  In  addition  con­ formula  became  more  and  more  within the U. S.  continental limits.  column  one.  Cartoons supplied by   cific Fleet and Pacific Ocean areas
    struction on 160 smaller craft will  startling as it  emerged from mess  Alnav  196    SEA  are  "Helen  Highwater",   most  heartily  echoes the message
    not  begin.  The  contracts  which  halls,  barracks,  and  wherever   In  a  lengthy  Alnav  communi- "Stalemate"  and  "Striker",  to   of  the  Secretary  of  the  Navy  to
    were  cancelled   are  ones  let  men  had  occasion  to  gather.   cation,  the  Secretary of  the Navy  bring  more  smiles  to  apt  readers   the employees of the Navy's shore
    months  ago  in  anticipation  of   The  possible  effect  the  war'·  has  set  forth  details  of  the  plan.  of  comics.   establishments.  The  officers  and
    heavy future losses in the Pacific.   end.  might  have  on  the  Navy's  Application  forms  for  discharge        men  who .serve  in the· Pacific  are
              * *  *             personnel  policies  was  also  the  under  the  system  will  be  dis­                well  aware  of  the  contribution
      Allotment checks will be mailed   subject  of  not  a.few  huddled  dis­ tributed  by  the  Personnel  Office   CIGARET RATIONING   made  by  those  who  labored  at
    on a temporarily revised schedule.   cussions.            here  only  at  the official  go-ahead                    home  and  they  too  express  deep
    August  checks  will  reach  the   In  an  attempt  to  get  to  the   signal  from  the  Navy  Depart­  STOPPED HERE; JIMIT   appreciation  for  the  support  re­
    mails  on  the  third  of  September,   bottom  of  a  few  of  the  more  dis­  ment.                              ceived."
    September  checks  will  be  mailed
    October  4  and  those  for  October   quieting  rumors,  The  Masthead  Some Rates Excl·uded   3 PACKS PER MAN
                                                                Paragraph  10  of  the  Alnav
                                 jotted down some typical bits and
    will be  mailed on the fifth of  that   went  to  the  Tadcen  Personnel  states  that  the  immediate  needs   Cigaret  rationing  on  Treasure   T. I.  Liberty  Suffers
    month. Thereafter monthly checks   Office  to  compare notes,   of  the  naval  service  do  not  pres­ Island  was  abruptly  snuffed  out
    will  be  mailed  regularly  on  the                      ently permit the discharge of per­ Monday,  August  27,  the  Ship's   Sharp Curtailment
    fifth of the month.            Scuttlebutt:  All  men  in  Treas­
              * *  *             ure  Island  ship's_ company  are   sonnel holding the following rates:  Service  officer  announced.   Island  night  life  is  on  the  up­
      Sign  of  the  week  seen on  a de-  frozen  in  their  present  jobs  for   Specialist  ( C )-Classification   A  limit  of  3  packs  per  man  at  .swing  as  a  result  of  the  August
                                                                Specialist  (S)-Shore  Patrol
                                                                                           one sale was promptly  initiated to  17  order curtailing the number of
    stroyer  in  the  South  Pacific:  A   at  least  six  months,   Specialist  (I)  - Punch  Card  forestall  taxing  of  current· sup­ men granted liberty. Liberty lines
    large red arrow on the ship's side   Fact:  Outgoing  drafts  at  Re­  Machine Operator   plies.  Men  about  to  go  overseas  have grown shorter for the fortu­
    below  which  were  the  words,  ceiving  Ship  were  halted  tempo­  Specialist  (X)-Key Punch Op­ are  eligible  for  one  carton.   nate  ones  allowed  to  stand  in
    "This  way  to  the  Big  Carriers,"  rarily  until  the  war's  end  was   erator       As  soon  as  the  business  of  them,  but  movie and Ship's Serv­
    an invitation  to  now  non-existent  official,  Status  of  most  men  in   SK(D)-Storekeeper  (Disburs- punching  cards  stopped,  the  line  ice  queues  have  stretched  consid­
    Kamikaze. pilots.            ship's  company  was  in  no  way
              * *  *             affected,                        ing)                     dissolved  just  as  quickly.  Instead  erably.
      Your  guess  is  as  good  as  any-  Scuttlebutt: Because ship's com­  MaM-Mailman   of  the  expected  rush,  there  was   In  accordance  with  the  new
                                                                PhM-Pharmacist  Mate
    body's  but  the  Bureau of  Person­ pany  is  frozen,  men  subje_ct  to   HA-Hospital  Apprentice   just a slow stream of cigaret pur­ plan, fifty per cent of petty officers
                                                                                                                        and  twenty-five  per  cent  of  non­
    nel says that the  probable  size of  the September 30  shore  duty sur­  Likewise,  male  and female offi-  Tobacco rationing was installed  rated  men  are permitted  to leave
    the  new  peace-time  Navy  will  be  vey  will  be  held  indefinitely.   cers  of  the  Medical  Department  here  in  May. Its  sudden end took  the  center  each  night.  Men  who
    five  times  its  greatest  pre-war   Fact:  The September 30 survey   with  the  classifications  MC,  HC,  everyone  by  surprise,  including  have been reported for any offense
    P.eace-time  size.  The  Navy  will  is  cancelled,  but  not  because  sta­  H, Chief  Pharmacist, and Pharm­ the cigaret manufacturers.   committed  ashore  will  be  re­
    need  some  30,000  more  regular  tion  personnel  are  frozen,  On the   acist members of the Navy Nurse          stricted to the base the remainder
    Navy  officers.              other  hand,  men  subject  to  the
              * *  *             survey  will  be  shipped  out  as   Corps  ar�  excluded  from  point                 of  the month.
      They  don't  care  how  long  you  needed;  there  is  no set  date.  The   system  provisions  until  further   Complete Service   Every liberty goer-both officer
    were  an  apprentice  seaman!  If scheduled  September  1  general   Shore  Patrol  officers,  military             and enlisted-is required to assist
    you  want  to  make  a  third  class  detail draft has likewise been dis­  government officers, and IBM offi­ Records.   shore  patrol  in  suppressing  dis­
    petty  officer rating  you  must  put  carded.            cer  specialists  will  be  reles1,sed                    order  even  though  he  may  be  in
    in ·seven months of  duty as a sea­  Scuttlebutt:  Personnel  with  40   only  on  approval  of  the  Chief  of   According  to  an  AlNav  re­ a  leave  or liberty  status.  Shore
    man  (first  and  second  class).  or more  discharge  points  will  not   Naval  Personnel.   leased  by the  12th  Naval District,  patrol  have  been  instructed  to
    Time  spent  in  these  two·• ratings  be transferred  from  their  pr�sent   Other  Exceptions   it  will  be'  the  responsibility  of  place under arrest any Navy man
    must  add  up  to  the  necessary  positions,               Men in hospitals who are other-  commanding  officers  that  all  en­ found  in  possession  of  an  opened
    seven  months  or  the $_78  will  not   Fact:  Men  with  41  or  more                listed personnel in their command  bottle  of  alcoholic  liquor  in  a
    find its way  to your  pocket.   points  and  officers  with  46  9r  Continued  on  Page  2-  have �omplete,s�rvi_c!!  records.   public  place.
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