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PAGE  8            THE  MASTHEAD,  SATURDAY,  JULY '7,  1945


        REAL WAR  JOBS are those  performed  by  personnel  of the  Salva ge  Division.  Above,  at   wooden  crat es  t hat  will  be  tu rned  over  to  fruit  g rowers, etc.,  fo r  refil ling.  At  ri ght  is
        left, a re shown stud ents of t he  weld ing school  r,educing  large sections ,of steel to sma ller,   pictur,ed  one  of  the  t rucks  that  haul  ga rbage off  the  island  every day  which  is  used  t o
        more  easily  movable  pieces.  In  the  circle  is  s hown  only  pa rt of  a  huge  stack of soun d   feed  hogs  that  may  wind  up  back on y,our mess tray as  a  juicy pork chop.

        Salvage  Is  Big  Business  At  T.  I.,                                                                                 INVENTION, WHICH
                                                                                                                                GIVES  DAT A  ON GOLF
        Supply  Department  Figures  Reveal                                                                                     BALL, COMING HERE
                                                                                                                                  A  wind t unnel  for a  golf  ball has
                                      building  jobs  here  and  at  other
                                                                                                                                been  developed.  At  least  it  gives
        Staggering  Amounts -of       nearby  installations.  This  lumber                                                      the  informatton  relating  to  a  golf
                                      is  sorted  and  stacked according  to
        "Waste" Are Trucked Off       size  and  is  being  issued  regularly                                                   ball, that a  wind tunnel gives on an
                                      to  various  Treasure  Island  activi-                                                    airplane.  Moreover,  this  succo•r  for
        Island  Every  Month          ties  where  good  used  second-hand                                                      the  golfer  is  to  be  tested  here  on
                                                                                                                                Treasure Island at 1600  on July  10,
                                      lumber  will  "fill  the  bill."
                                                                                                                                behind Gym No.  2.
                                      Burla p  Bags  By  the  Score
          Growth  from  a  neglected  "prob-                                                                                      The  mechanism  is  supposed  to
                                        One of the oldest functions of the
        lem child"  to an outstanding mem-                                                                                      check  the  reaction  of  a  golf  ball
        ber  of  the  Supply  Department   salvage  division  is  the  gathering                                                when it is smacked by a  golf  club.
                                      and  sale  of  used  burlap  bags.
        family  is  the  story  of  Treasure                                                                                    It will register the distance the ball
        Island's- Salvage  and  Conservation   After  being  emptied  of  their  thou-                                          would  travel  and  will  indicate  the
                                      sands of pounds of potatoes, onions
        Division.                                                                                                               degree of  h ook  or slice.  The mech-
                                      and  carrots,  they  are  dried  and
          In  the  beginning,  the  entire   bundled.  This  procedure  fulfills  a   PAPER  IS  BALED  in  the  bali ng  m ach ine  (upper  left)  located  in  the  anical unit requires use of a  twenty
        salvage personnel  consisted  of  one                       Sa lvage  and  Conservat ion  bu ildi ng.  Before  it  is  placed  in  the  machine,  foot  squa re.
                                      two-fold  purpose.  /  Empty  bags  it  must  be  sorted  with  ra kes  a nd  brooms.  This  is  accompl ished  by  brig
        seaman  operating  u nd er  Public  stored  in  galleys have  a  tendency  prisoners.  Just  a  few  of t he  ba rrels  of  shoes  and  o vel"shoes  are  shown   L t.  Commander  R.  S.  Kimbell,
        Works. Now, under  th e  direction of  to  create  a  musty  odor,  sponta- at  upper  ri g ht.  A  sea led  bi d  sale  for  t heir  d isposa l  is  held  time  Chairman,  12th   Naval  District
        Ch ief  P ay  Clerk  I.  Baker,  nine  neous  combustion,  and  are  a  con-  t o time.                                 Athletic Council asks that those in-
        permanently assigned men salvage  sequent fire  hazard. Then, too,  they                                                terested  in  golfing  be  on  hand  to
        enough  material  to  return  to   th e  are  not  only a  "critical  item,"  but  the  transportation  pool,  mount  in  WAVES   witness the  demonstration.
        coffers  of  the  Navy  over  $1l,OOO  the  Navy  receives  a  yearly  return   a  month's  time  to  gigantic  truck-  •  •  •
        per  month.  This  is  a  marked  in- of  approximately  $3,000  from  this  loads of material headed for recon- Contin ued  from   Page  7-  "Guess  I'll  have  another  litU-e
        crease  over  the  total  return  of  item  alone.          version plants throughout this area.                        nip,"  said the  Marine  as he  picked
        $80.45  for  the  whole  year  of   1942 ·  T,ons  and  Tons of  St eel   Huge amounts  of  tin cans  are  sold  ... Ask the Waves at the Hospit al  a  Jap  sniper  out  of  the  nearest
        In  those days t here was no segrega-  It is  not  uncommon  for  the  sal- to  bottling  companies  that  make  if  their  party  at  the  Palace  last  palm tree.
        tion  of  salvageable  ·scrap  items  vage  yard  to  receive  large,  pre- them  into  bottle  caps.  Bundled   week wasn't the best yet ... Lady
        from  trash  and  rubbish  generated  _fabricated sections of steel decking,   newspapers  are  fed  into shredding   ,  a  double  talent  is  Charlotte
        at many  base activities.     gun,  etc.,  resulting from   machines to make packing for vital   Wolford  who  works in  the  Chapel   her  husband,  newly  returned  from
          A  glimpse at the figures  released  the  repair  and  overhaul  work  at   ·materials  going  overseas.   and  still  finds  time  to  make  good   overseas  ... Mary  J o  Worley fed
        by  Salvage will  give  you  a  partial  the  Industrial  Shops.  The  difficulty   When  the  amount  of  scrap  ma-  use  of a  lovely  soprano  voice  .  .  .   all  her  roommates  bing  cherr ies
                                                                                                                                from home and they, poor souls,  all
        idea  of  how  much  is  realized  in  handling  this  material has  been   terial  gathered  here  is  multiplied   Last  Sunday  found  her singing  at  suffered .with  a  stomach  ache  .. .
        through  the  sales  of various  scrap  overcome  by  arranging  with  the   by  all  the  naval  establishments  in   Theatre  No.  3  for  the 1000 church  Some  people  never  grow  up  .  .  .
        materials  each  month.  During  one  welding  school to "torch"  and  "cut   this  country,  we  realize  how  im-
        month's  period,  garbage  alone  re- up"  t hese large sections as soon as   portant the Navy salvage program   service  .  .  .  Gal  to watch  is  Betty  Our  orchard this week, even as last
        turns  ov,er  $5,500.  Kitchen  grease  they  arrive  at  the  salvage  yard.   is  in  filling  the  steel  mills,  the   Bier  at  Armed  Guard  .  .  .  She  week, goes to the storekeepers who
        collected in  the galleys nets  some- Almost every day you  can see  stu-  paper mills,  and  the  war plants  of   teaches  men to handle the  big guns  have  been  wo,rking  nine  and  ten
        thing  around   $2,000.   Ordinary  dents  getting  practical  experience,   the  nation.   and  t hen  steals  top  honors  with  hours  a  day,  including  week-ends,
                                                                                                  small arms at the  pistol range . ..  to meet  the  semi-annual  book  bal-
        wooden  crates~ produce  and  eggs,  and at the same time reducing the                    So far as we know, Margaret Wood- ancing  required  by  "Bu S&A" f· . .
        will  yield  $300.  The  bones  from  ponderous masses to easily movable
        those  steaks  you  eat  at  chow  are  pieces.               "It's  not just the  work  I  enjoy,"  mansee  is the first Treasure  Island  They  are  doing  a  good  job  and
        worth  $500  a  month.          A     .   t   1  200 000   d   f  said  the  DeLuxe  Cab  driver,  "It's  Wave  to  get  a  thirty  day  leave  their  tempers  seem  to  be  holding
                                         pproxuna e y  ·  '   poun  s   O   the  people  I  run into."   which  she  is happily spending wich  up  in  spite of the  long hours.  ·
        Usable  CJ.othing  Revamped   scrap  iron is  accum ulated  and  dis-
         During the  early  part of A ugust,  posed  of each  month.  Broken radi-
                                                                    Salvage  Personnel Gatl,er Material Wortl, 111,IJIJO Montl,/y
        1944,  a  survey  was  made  by  the  ators,  barrels,  steel  shavings  from
        salvage  officer. as  to  the  quantity  t he  lathes,  iron  pipes  and  brass
        of  discarded,  soiled  clothing  and  tubing are only a  few  of th.e  items
        rags  that  was  being  hauled  off  to  that find  their  way  to the  salvage
        the  burning  pit.  The  quantity  of  depot.
        salvageable  material  was  unbe- Newspape rs  Are  Baled
        lievable  and a  program was imme-  When you  throw away that Time
        diately  inaugurated  to  sort out  all  magazine,  chances  are  that  if will
        clothes and  rags regardless of con- end  up  on  a  truckload  of  waste
        dition.                       paper  bound  for  a  paper mill.  The
         Clothing  t)lat  is  found  to  be  barracks  MAA  ties  all  discarded
        ripped  is  put  aside  and  considered  newspapers  and  magazines  into
        as  rags.  The  daily  usable  soiled  bundles  and  sets  them  out  for  fre-
        clothing is  then  turned  over  to  the  quent  pickups  by  the  truck.
        T.I.  brig  to  be  washed.   A  very   Sometimes  waste  paper  is  not
        small  percentage  of  clothing  sal- caught until  it reaches  th-e  burning
        vaged  is  retained  to  fill  the  brig  pit.  H ere  a  prisoner  detaii  attacks
        pr isoner  requirements.  An  average  it  with  rakes  and  brooms,  sorting
        of  5,000  pounds  of  t orn  clothing  it for the baling machine. All clean,
        monthly  is  washed,  bale d  and  dry  waste paper is  pushed  into  the
        turned  back  to  the  Supply  Depart- press and  baled  into  bales  measur-
        ment for  reissue  as clean rags.   ing  about  six  feet  by  36  inches  by
        Scrap  Lumber  Helps Shortage   30  inches.  'fhese  bales  weig h  ap-
         In  the  midst  of  the  extensive  proximately  800  pounds  each.
        construction  that  accompanied  the  Hundreds of  Items
        enlargement  of  this  base,  it  was   This  story  could  go  on  and  on,
        discovered  that  huge  amounts  of  enumerating  the  literally hundreds
        scrap  !umber  were  being  taken  to  of  items  salvaged  every  day  on  DISCARDED CLOTHING  is salvaged and washe d  by   F.  J.  O'T,oole, S1c;  H.  R,oosevelt, S2c ;  T.  W.  Boggess,
        the  burning  dump  and  destroyed.  Tr-easure  Island.     brig  prisone rs  as  s hown  in  t he  pictu re  at above  left.   SK1c;  R.  J. Tar19way, SF3c;  D.  W. Taylor, S1c.  F:ront
        Because of the critical shortage· of   Seemingly  small  items,  s u ch  as   After clot hing  requirements  for  prisoners  have  been .  row:  J.  S.  Dabr,owski,  F1c~  H.  J.  Sc-ott,  F1c;  W.  E.
                                                                    met,  the  ba la nce  is  t a ken  to  Supply  Departme nt   Unters,  S1c.  Inset  is  I.  Baker,  Chief  Pay  Cl,erk',  ,of-
        lumber,  steps  were  taken  to  re- coca  c6la  bottles,  paint  cans,  wire
                                                                    st orerooms  for  reissue  as  clean  rags.  Salva ge  pe r-. __  : ficer- in -charge  of  the  Salvage  and  Conservati-on
        trieve t he  usable material for small  and cable,  and even waste oil from   sonnel,  at abov-e  ri ght  a re  (left  to  r:ig ht,  back  row);   P ivisi<;m   :
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