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Wainwright Liberator; Vol 2, No 50, July 1, 1944 ( July 1, 1944 )


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WADfWRIGH T TABD PANAM A CITT FLORIDA JUL Y 1 194 4 FRE E EMPLOYEE S OPERAT E CASIN O HAPP Y I N HE R WOR K Fourt h o f Jul y Th e Fourt h o f Jnl y wil l b e a bi g da y a t on r Casino Ther e wil l b e musi c an d dancin g durin g th e afternoo n an d evening Hav e yo u bee n t o Panam a Cit y Beac h Casin o sinc e thi s delightfil l Oul f spo t wa s take n ove r b y th e Labor-Managemen t Conunittee ? I f no t yo u ar e missin g th e on e bes t be t t o escap e th e hea t o f thes e lon g evening s an d t o re fres h yourself Ther e i s musi c an d dancing Ther e ar e sof t drinks An d alway s Uier e i s tha t constant coolin g is h breez e blowin g i n fro m th e A s fa r a s th e ey e ca n se e i n eithe r directio n th e beac h i s washe d b y clean blu e gree n wa te r an d th e bathin g i s unexcelled Musi c fo r th e dance s i s provide d b y th e Shipyar d orchestr a whic h enjoy s th e reputatio n o f bein g th e bes t i n Northwes t Florida Al l o f th e found s derive d ar e turne d int o th e Labo r Manage men t Relie f Committe e t o tak e car e o f th e emergenc y case s re quirin g dail y attention Princi pall y thes e ar e fo r hospitalization medica l care o r a n occasiona l deat h i n a family Th e dance s ar e hel d fou r night s eac h week beginnin g a t 8:3 d o'clock Th e evening s ar e Wed nesday Thursday Frida y an d Saturda y an d th e Casin o i s ope n Sunda y Eifternoons Remembe r tha t thi s i s you r club maintaine d fo r th e employee s o f Wainwrigh t Yar d an d tha t ev er y cen t o f revenu e goe s fo r char itabl e purposes 0 Le t you r yonng'un s enjo y th e STOR Y TELLIN G HOU R Ever y Tuesda y 3:0 0 p.m Renta l Office Projec t 2 Mrs M T Clothier Clunn I t b mifht y ho i o n ship s tlies e days an d th e wor k i s hard ba t Bossi e Lo u Lanunore welde r o n Hul l 48 i s abl e t o tak e i t an d smile THRE E OUTING S WEEKL Y ARRANGE D FO R YOUN G FOLK S O F PROJECT S A serie s o f fre e beac h outing s hav e bee n arrange d fo r th e youn g peopl e i n th e shipyar d housin g project s beglimin g nex t wee k an d lastin g a s l(i g a s weathe r permits Thre e morning s eac h week an d possibl y mor e i f arrangement s ca n b e mad e an d ther e ar e enoug h boy s an d girl s t o Justif y th e ven (Continue d o n Pag e 4 ) NE W HIG H REACHE D I N BON D SALE S Wit h $800,00 0 investe d i n th e Fift h Wa r Bon d Driv e b y 9 4 pe r cen t o f ou r workers Wainwrigh t Yar d i s heade d fo r anoth c rec or d an d ther e i s n o longe r an y doub t o f ou r quot a bein ? exceeded Th e percentag e o f worker s par ticipatin g i s large r tha n i n th e Fourt h Driv e an d ther e i s ever y indicatio n tha t b y th e tim e th e las t payrol l deductio n i s reached Jul y 16 w e wil l ad d anothe r sta r t o ou r Treasur y pennant; Throughou t th e Ya r 1 ther e i s th e keenes t o f enthusiasm Ac tuall y i t i s lik e a ban d wago n an d everybod y want s t o ge t on ^ Fo r instance we hav e th e $1,00 0 bon d clu b an d th e $50 0 bo.i d club Her e are^m e o f th e mem bers an d watc h th e lis t grow : Sl.OM.O e Bond s C B Treadgil l Welder s C A Ballar d Machin e Sho p C C SamfcN ^ ...J'acilitie s A Peachey. shee t Meta l C Blac k Pip e Sho p S G Schultz. .Sla b &, Ba r Fum E S Moo n Platen s T E Gunte r Administrativ e E Tutto n Platen s S L Putna m Welder s C F Bosenberg....Electrica l (Mar. ) R E Rhoade s Outfittin g T M Kell y Electrica l Maint B B Pott s Administrativ e C R Scot t Procuremen t H L Warre n .^... burner s D M Wasso n Rigger s G C Turne r Boile r Sho p H P Tutto n Painter s J H Bulloc k Administrativ e S M Dixo n Electrica l Maint $500.0 0 Bond s L Forehan d Machin e Sho p R C Davi s Weldin g C P Moats.. ... Shipwrigh t E O Tucke r Materia l Contro l L D Knigh t Macliln ? Sho p C A Bush.... ; Facultie s R L Jaekso n Machin e Sho p C E Peterso n Mol d Lof t C J Johnso n Way s D Davidso n Electrica l (Mar. ) J M Galle y ....Platen s W P Wing o Way s H G Heart s Adii;iliilstrativ e W W Sowel l Way s L S Radfor d Welder s E A Whitte d Way s J M Man n .Painter s (Continue d o n Pag e 3 )

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PAG E TW O TH E WAINWRIGH T UBERATO R JUL Y 1 194 4 Dedicate d t o Genera l Jonatha n Wainwrigh t an d hi s comrades no w prisoner s o f Japan t o captiv e an d enslave d people s erery where an d t o th e bidldin g o f ship s t o liberat e them 'M'MMMi vtDauirvrViwM^Bn r "^^w s wvMLtmoB wr J A-MKK S CONVTIWCTIO K Ca..lNC rO M TK S BTnLX>CR O T SltlP VO M mXXDO M Editoria l Office : Admlolitratio n Balldlns Phon e 41 2 Wm P Flythe edito r Hag h 8 PotU AiidaUn t Bdito r A N McKenile Photorraphe r FOURT H O F JUL Y Th e thing s fo r whic h Americ a stand s wer e neve r s o strik ingl y aliv e an d i n peri l a s ?he y ar e today I f urg e i s needed bu t ther e shoul d no t be w e reprin t fro m Labor-Managemen t New s o f th e "Wa r Productio n Board "Wash ington thi s "communication t o Thoma s Jefferson Rea d i t carefull y an d thin k muc h abou t it s meaning Commi t t o memor y th e immorta l line s writte n b y th e ma n wh o pu t freedo m abov e al l else : Dea r Mr Jefferson : A s ou r first Ministe r t o Franc e j-o u wil l wel l remembe r th e Normand y Coas t wher e ou r soldier s ar e fighting today repayin g i n bloo d par t o f th e deb t w e shal l alway s ow e Lafayette The y ar e doin g a magnificen t job wieldin g th e finest wea pon s i n th e world th e produc t o f America n ingenuity o f th e industria l teamwor k her e a t hom e o f labo r an d management The y ar e fighting an d dyin g fo r th e ver y sam e principle s fo r whic h yo u an d you r compatriot s fought die d an d wo n th e America n Revolution thos e principle s yo u wrot e 16 8 year s ago : "W e hol d thes e truth s t o b e self-evident tha t al l me n ar e create d equal tha t the y ar e endowe d b y thei r Creato r wit h certai n inalienabl e Rights tha t amon g thes e ar e Life Libert y an d th e pursui t o f Happiness Tha t t o secur e thes e rights Government s ar e insti tute d amon g men derivin g thei r jus t power s fro m th e consen t o f th e governed i Tha t wheneve r an y for m o f governmen t become s de structiv e o f thes e ends i t i s th e Righ t o f th e Peopl e t o alte r o r t o abolis h it an d t o institut e ne w Government layin g it s foundatio n o n suc h principle s an d organiz in g it s power s i n suc h form a s t o the m shal l see m mos t likel y t o effec t thei r Safet y an d Happiness Prudence indeed wil l dictat e tha t Government s lon g establishe d shoul d no t b e change d fo r ligh t an d tran sien t causes ; an d accordingl y al l experienc e hat h shown tha t mankin d ar e mor e dispose d t o suffer whil e evil s ar e sufferable tha n t o righ t themselve s b y abol ishin g th e form s t o whic h the y ar e accustomed Bu t whe n a lon g trai n o f abuse s an d usurpations pur suin g invariabl y th e sam e Objec t evince s a desig n t o reduc e the m unde r absolut e Despotism i t i s thei r right i t i s thei r duty t o thro w of f suc h Government an d t o provid e ne w Guard s fo r thei r futur e security Darin g th e pas t fe w yeai-s Mr Jefferson moder n despot s usurpe d powe r i n Germany Ital y an d Japan inflictin g a lon g trai n o f ahuse s o n thei r peopl e an d o n al l th e world Th e Despo t o f Italy no w overthrow n an d obliterated stabbe d i n th e bac k th e Franc e yo u kne w an d loved Th e Des po t o f Japan wit h th e connivanc e o f a madma n i n Germany know n a s Hitler mad e a snea k attac k o n u s a t Hawaii littl e knowin g tha t ou r nation onc e aroused coul d neve r b e defeated No w w e ar e unite d wit h man y othe r nation s i n a gri m wa r t o abolis h thes e evi l Governments and a s yo u wrote t o V^0^ vid e ne w Guard s fo r ou r futur e security Th e Declaratio n o f Independenc e yo u calle d it an d it s ver y word s wer e embodie d i n ou r stat e constitution s t o becom e th e breathin g spiri t o f a pionee r people Tha t immorta l documen t ride s wit h ou r airme n i n th e super fortres s abov e Japa n an d alongsid e OU T boy s stormin g ashor e o n Pacifi c Isles I t i s cherishe d alik e b y th e me n belo w th e se a i n ou r sub marine s an d b y thei r wome n folk o f who m you r daughter Martha mus t fee l prou d a s sh e look s dow n o n the m grindin g ou t th e tool s o f freedo m i n ou r factories V Yes w e lik e t o think Mr Jefferson tha t yo u fee l might y proud too o n thi s Jul y Fourth 1944 a s yo u watc h you r fello w countrymen al l i n thi s battl e together fighting wit h every thin g they'v e go t fo r everythin g tha t make s lif e wort h having You r humbl e admirers TH E PEOPL E O F TH E XTKITE D STATE S > Les t W e Forge t John Adamit, the first Vice President and second President of the United States, on April 18, 1776, vcrolc thfc following immortal words to his 10-year old son, John Quincy, who in 1S2S became our sixth President: I hop e tha t yo u wil l alway s remembe r ho w man y losses dan ger s an d inconvenience s hav e bee n born e b y you r parents an d th e inhabitant s i n general fo r th e sak e o f preservin g freedo m fo r yo u an d yours an d 1 hope i f i n an y futur e tim e you r cou^k ^ try' s libertie s shal l b e i n dange r yo u wil l suffe r ever y humwU / evi l rathe r tha n giv e the m up. TMSE OL D FLA G Of f wit h you r ha t a s th e fla g goe s by An d le t th e hear t hav e it s say ; You'r e ma n enoug h fo r a tea r I n you r ey e Tha t yo u wil l no t wip e away —H C Brune r (Patriotic courtesy also requires 'Hats off whenever The Star Spangled Banner is played — something far too many, othervoise patriotic folk, seemingly forget.) "W e ar e fightin g fo r liberty th e mos t expensiv e luxur y know n t o man . . Th e me n wh o wil l wi n thi s wa r ar e th e fighting men . . Thos e ar e th e me n w e serve The y wil l triump h i n th e end I t i s ou r sacre d dut y an d ou r hig h privileg e t o serv e them N o matte r wha t w e give n o matte r ho w w e labor w e canno t approac h thei r sacrifice Thei r valo r i s a blazin g torc h t o ligh t ou r way. Lieutenan t Gen Breho n Somervell Commandin g General Arm y Servic e Forces TH E AMERICA N FLAi ) . Whe n freedo m fro m he r mountai n heigh t • Unfurle d he r standar d t o th e air Sh e tor e th e azur e rob e o f night An d se t th e star s o f glQr y there —Josep h Rodma n Drake

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JUL Y 1 194 4 TH E WAINWRIGH T LIBERATO B PAG E THRE E Ne w Hig h Reache d I n Bon d Sale s lOh e ^(Continue d fro m Pag e 1 ) I state d i n ou r issu e o f Jim e l e Fa b Sho p wa s leadins r an d stil l hold s tha t post lli e cas h sale s ar e showin g ex cellen t result s a t th e Bon d Boot h an d nex t wee k th e Bon d Boot h wil l b e move d i n th e are a betwee n th e Warehouse s an d th e Heav y Equipment W e ar e movin g th e Bon d Boot h throughou t th e en itlr e yard fro m locatio n t o loca tion wee k t o week thereb y givin g everybod y a n opportunit y t o mak e cas h purchase s i n additio n t o thei r payrol l deductions Specia l enter tainmen t program s ar e pu t o n a t th e Cas h Sale s Boot h a t lunc h period s an d durin g th e chang e o f shifts Ther e ar e onl y a fe w remainin g employee s wh o hav e no t author ize d a payrol l deducti9 h o r mad e a cas h purchas e an d Managemen t feel s sur e tha t thes e fe w peopl e wil l d o thei r par t before th e en d o f th e Drive—bu t let' s no t wai t unti l th e las t da y as i t ma y b e to o lat e t o ge t you r purchas e in clude d throug h th e Federa l Re serv e Syste m wher e w e ar e finall y give n ou r tota l credi t fo r th e Bon d Driv e Sales Th e standin g i n th e Yar d i s a s follows : Cas h Sale s an d Payrol l Purchase s Thr u 6/25/4 4 < Maturit y VahK ) • Quot a fo r Departmen t Departmen t Chipper s an d Caulk^ v $ 53,400.0 0 I 14,096.0 0 Machin e Sho p 13.000.0 0 16,928.0 0 Outsid e Machinis t 56,900.0 0 22,521.0 0 [Riggin g an d Erectio n 97,100.0 0 32,480.0 0 Pip e 85,100.0 0 29,701.0 0 Coppe r Sho p 4,400.0 0 2,111.0 0 Facilit y Electri c 27,400.0 0 16,716.0 0 Marin e Electri c .'.-• 19,000.0 0 15,361.0 0 Ishee t Meta l 28,500.0 0 9,336.0 0 IBoUermaker s 27,800.0 0 11,009.0 0 iBlacksmit h 3,200.0 0 • 620.0 0 Ipa b Sho p 13,100.0 0 17,928.0 0 [Mol d Lof t 3,000.0 0 2,822.0 0 Ishlnfltter s 199,700.0 0 64,202.0 0 iB^^^ g 89,500.0 0 30,332.0 0 Ish^lWght s 37.800.0 0 15.928.0 0 iMaintenanc e (Carpenters ) 6,900.0 0 4.666.0 0 iMaintenanc e (Plumbers ) 3,600.0 0 1,333.0 0 jPaln t 57,200.0 0 34,769.0 0 Iweldhi g 309.100.0 0 80,476.0 0 iTeldin g Accountin g : 16,800.0 0 6.066.0 0 leav y Equipmen t 43,300.0 0 20,153.0 0 ibo r 50,300.0 0 10,411.0 0 Janito r 5,500.0 0 1,640.0 0 Stee l storag e 6,300.0 0 7.666.0 0 Jnter-Yar d Transportatio n 11,300.0 0 4,966.0 0 lyer-Ou t 19,700.0 0 7,660.0 0 Sric k Ufason s 3,100.0 0 2.428.0 0 Warehouse s : 16.000.0 0 ~ 8,429.0 0 Too l 13,600.0 0 . 5,641.0 0 Cafeteri a 17,400.0 0 • • ; 5,133.0 0 Administrativ e Force s 99,700.0 0 95,001.0 0 chas e b y J A Jone s Constructio n Compan y 250,000.0 0 Additiona l pledg e card s ma y b e obtaine d fro m th e cler k a t th e l e Cloc k stations Th e followin g Department s hav e exceede d thei r quota : 100 % Department s Fa b Sho p Machin e Sho p Stee l Storag e WHA T W E CAL L AR T rStic k t o th e Job/ ^4mira l Lan d Urge s Emphasizin g th e fact tha t ship s kr e needed an d wil l b e needed a s lon g a s th e wa r lasts an d int o st-wa r years Admira l Land lairma n o f th e U S Maritim e Commissio n an d Wa r Shippin g Administiator recentl y said : "Th e Europea n invasio n an d th e Pacifi c battlefron t nee d eve n greate r productio n now . . Ever y worke r mus t stic k t o hi s o r he r jo b unti l i t i s finished." Shipbuildin g Handicappe d Ye t i n spit e o f th e continuin g nee d fo r ship s a s on e o f th e mos t Thi s remarkabl y fine caricatur e i s no t designe d t o pi4>Ucis e Hi s Honor Walte r G Cwnett ou r attorney bu t rathe r t o exhilrf t tin e splendi d wor k o f Jack'Kneeoe o f ou r draftin g departnent Fo r th e duration Jac k i s a bus y ma n wit h the dra b drawing s o f part s o f ship s an d odd s an d end s o f engineerin g projects I n spar e tim e h e doe s a caricatur e o f a friend critica l material s o f war produc tio n i n shipyard s i s bein g serious l y handicappe d b y increase d labo r turnover . Post-wa r Job s Thi s labo r turnove r i s believe d partl y du e t o th e fac t tha t work er s fai l t o realiz e th e par t the y individuall y ca n pla y toward s as surin g themselve s post-wa r job s i n thei r presen t position s b y main tainin g productio n schedule s an d increasin g efficienc y — factor s whic h largel y determin e ^^ethe r thei r Compan y i s awarde d ne w contracts Espe<:iall y doe s thi s opportunit y t o insur e thei r post-wa r futur e ap pl y t o employee s o f th e J A Jone s Constructio n Compan y (founde d i n 1894)—whic h fo r anothe r hal f centur y promise s t o hav e job s fo r al l wh o prov e themselve s />rort h thei r salt.

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PAG E FOU R TH E WAINWRIGH T LIBERATO R niLt 1 1M 4 OU R SHIP S ALS O FACE D DEAT H OF F FRENC H INVASIO N COAS T Th e Liber ^ Ship s Ar e Invadin g Europe Sai d Seama n Wh o Witnesse d Cross-Channe l Parad e Ship s buil t a t J A Jones ^ CcHistructio n Company' s Wainwrigh t an d Brunswic k yard s wer e undoubtedl y amon g th e merchan t ship s that intersperse d wit h infantr y landin g ships too k par t i n th e first assaul t o n Nazi-hel d France Accordin g t o pres s reports s o man y American-buil t ship s serve d i n th e invasio n tha t i t looke d t o on e seame n "lik e th e Libert y ship s ar e Invadin g EunH)e. O f thos e ships Th e Ne w Yor k Time s reported : "Undaunte d b y th e threa t o f ai r attacks se a mines surfac e fire submarine s o r coasta l batteries the y fulfille d thei r missio n accordin g t o schedul e an d returne d t o Brittain' s shore s t o star t a shuttl e servic e tha t wil l no t en d befor e Germany' s unconditiona l surrender. Mor e Ship s Neede d "Th e nee d tor ship s ha s b y n o mean s ende d wit h th e invasion (o f Normandy), accordin g t o Th e Victor y Fleet officia l pubUcatlo n o f th e IT S Maritim e Commission whic h adds : "Mor e contract s fo r ship s hav e bee n an d wil l b e let fo r th e jo b ahea d i s lon g an d hard The plant s an d yard s buildin g th e Victor y Flee t ar e depende d o n t o kee p u p th e goo d wor k tha t wil l assur e th e succes s o f futur e invasion s t o b e mad e b y th e Allies. ARM Y fir NAV Y / ^ OFFICER S LAU D SHIPBUILDER S Merchan t Shipbuildin g T o B e Increase d Unstinte d prais e fo r th e manne r I n whic h labo r an d managemen t responde d t o th e cal l fo r shippin g t o mak e invasio n possibl e wa s give n b y Jame s Forrestal Secre tar y o f th e Navy followin g D-I^y an d Lt.-Oen Breho n B Somervell commande r o f Arm y Servic e Forces sai d vita l supplie s reache d Prance "smoot h a s silk. Bot h Arm y an d Nav y me n asked however tha t America n worker s kee p i t up Som e source s hav e indicate d tha t al l th e me n an d materia l neede d fo r th e in vasio n wer e i n plac e befor e Jun e 6 S(Mnervel l said an d tha t th e trans-Atlanti c suppl y jo b woul d b e smalle r now Thi s i s a mistake h e said be caus e th e rat e o f expenditur e o f suiH>Ue 8 o f al l sorts ammunition food uniforms wil l b e terrifi c fro m BOW o n an d suppUe s mus t flo w acros s th e ocea n i n a constan t stream An d th e Allie s wU l b e oblige d t o fee d man y inhabitant s o f occupie d countrie s a s wel l fo r month s t o come Whic h i s wh y Rea r Admira l Kmor y S Land chairma n o f th e ICaritlm e Commlssim las t wee k emphaticall y state d that instea d o f bein g cu t back th e volimi e o f merchan t shipbuildin g wil l soo n b e materiall y increased Swin g Shif t Owlet s B y Badg e 1975 1 Jus t wmde r i f anyon e ha d no tice d th e grea t chang e i n th e Burnin g Dept Tel l yo u righ t no w tha t ma n Lightse y i s doin g a swel l job On e coul d rav e a U da y o n th e gran d wa y h e get s alon g wit h BiUTier s an d Bumettes H e reall y get s th e jo b done Mrs Hard y tol d u s abou t al l w e nee d t o kno w abou t ou r ne w Supt Ryals W e kno w w e ar e go in g t o stan d b y an d w e kno w h e i s gofai g t o enjo y thi s shif t an d th e Fa b Sho p Burning W e misse d Smit h (17172 ) las t week ; gla d yo u ar e back Smith Po p Weatheringto n wa s ou t las t week Say s h e ha s a ne w grand bab y an d a swel l tobacc o crop W e surel y misse d him H e i s on e o f ou r bes t torc h Biuners A s tim e goe s o n w e mis s Mrs Lightsle y (Ou r ex-Coordinator ) mor e an d more W e hea r tha t yo u ar e doin g a swel l jo b o n th e plats Leaderma n Whitchar d I s prou d o f hi s cre w o f burners H e feel s lik e h e ha s th e bes t burner s o n th e assembl y en d o f th e Fa b Shop Hi s cre w kno w thei r business I n othe r words w e ar e workin g fo r th e sam e caus e — t o brin g i>eac e an d victor y fo r u s a s soo n a s pos sibl e wit h no t a gnmible r i n th e whol e crew H e thank s eac h on e o f hi s gan g fo r thei r cooperatio n an d thei r attendance Let' s kee p th e goo d wor k going gang TAKIN G OU T TH E BUMP S J R Weoien a shrtnker smooth s ou t th e roo ^ plaee a b y in g the m an d the n dousin g tlie m wit h col d water Thi s Un d f weather shrinker s hav e t o kee p ererUwtingl y a t thei r Jobs Thre e Outingt Weekl y Arronge d (Continue d fro m Pag e 1 ) ture bathin g partie s wil l b e w ganize d i n th e housin g projects Ralp h Va n Fleet ne w directo r o f recreatio n fo r Panam a City wil l b e i n charge H e ha s arrange d wit h th e Panam a Cit y Transi t Co fo r busses Th e Re d Cros s wil l provid e th e life guard s an d swim min g instructors You r Labo r Managemen t Conunitte e wil l hel p t o defra y th e expenses a s ther e wil l b e n o charg e t o th e youngsters Th e presen t pla n i s t o hav e th e outing s o n Thursday Frida y an d Saturda y mornings Th e part y wil l leav e Wainwrigh t Var d o r Drum mon d Par k a t 9 an d retur n a t 11:30 T o b e sur e o f th e tim e an d plac e as k a t an y o f th e commu nit y centers Her e i s a rea l trea t fo r ou r littl e folks Parent s hav e wante d t o tak e thei r childre n t o th e beach bu t can' t ge t awa y fro m wor k an d hav e bee n afrai d t o le t the m g o alone No w the y wil l b e properls supervise d an d b e abl e t o enjo y thi s beautifu l beac h unde r th e bes t ot conditions > f rvU y fJB L TH E FXOWE R O F LIBERT T Wha t flowe r i s thi s tha t greet s th e mom It s hue s fro m Heave n s o f t bom ? Wit h burnin g sta r an d ban d I t kindle s al l th e sunse t land : O h tel l u s wha t It s nam e ma y < I s thi s th e Flowe r o f liberty ? I t I s th e banne r o f th e free Th e starr y Flowe r o f liberty —O W Hobne s >

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njLYX, 1M 4 TH R WAINWRIGH T LIBERATO R PAG E FIT E Fa b Sho p Ow l Hooter s B y Pajn e A 30-DA Y SHI P I S LAUNCHE D Tlies e ho t oppressiv e day s whe n ou r energ y seem s spent ou r dls p'aU;lo n abnormal w e shoul d tur n V 9 thought s t o th e Fa b Shc ^ ralow Workers Deq>lt e th e hea t an d thei r heav y attir e thes e weld ers burners shlpfitters etc. ar e combattin g th e enem y wit h thei r diligen t skil l an d hammering for ^ in g wil l power The y ar e hackin g th e attac k an d gettin g producticK i Ho w ca n w e los e wit h suc h a pa trioti c spirit ? W e hop e an d pra y thei r zealou s effort s wil l no t b e I n vain W e exten d ou r deepes t sjmipa th y t o ou r co-worker s wh o hav e los t love d aaea recently Th e fam il y o f D B Gree n wh o wa s calle d t o Texa s b y th e deat h o f hi s sis ter E Cooper Ka y Boyd A S Rikar d an d famiUe s wh o los t thei r mother s las t week E F Hardlson typist I s o n th e jo b agai n afte r severa l day s o f Ill ness W e kno w yo u ha d a toug h time recuperatin g durin g thi s in tens e heat Hardlson bu t w e ar e gla d yo u ar e "o n th e beam again OraadmoUier s Di d yo u eve r sto p t o thin k o r realiz e wha t a n Importan t rol e th e grandmother s ar e takin g i n wa r woiic ? I f she' s no t engage d i n de fens e wox ^ sh e i s knittin g o r roll h^MMudage s fo r Re d Cros s o r t^Hn g he r grandchildre n s o tha t thei r parent s ma y wor k fo r de fense W e shoul d pa y tribut e t o th e grandmother s al l ove r th e worl d fo r thei r grea t work The y ar e hidee d "brav e flghthig allies. —An d Other s J O Stricklan d I s havin g a try in g tim e thi s we^ Stayin g o n th e jo b an d nursin g he r siste r wh o ha s recentl y ha d a n operatio n i s doubl e shif t fo r "Strick. W e wis h you r siste r speed y recovery Hav e yo u see n Green' s TE N GALLO N HAT ? It' s no t a t a U becomin g Green bu t It' s th e ver y thin g fo r Ol e Elin g So l I n Florid a W e woul d lik e t o than k th e man agemen t tor th e musica l enter tainmen t durin g suppe r hour I t I s a n ai d t o ou r digestio n an d re laxation W E WOUL D UK E T O KNOW — KuMw y Agent s Wh o ar e th e instigator s o f th e rumor s tha t ar e traveUn g al l ove r th e yard ? Dail y w e hea r runuH v regardin g saUr y decreases shif t changes teimlnatioDS etc Wh y purhee d t o the m unti l a bulleti n ^lisue d verifyin g thes e facts ? T^Jke troubl e maker s ar e detri menta l t o th e yar d an d th e wa r effor t an d suc h propagand a shoul d no t b e tolerated Neithe r th e one s wh o star t no r thos e wh o sprea d suc h rumor s shoul d hav e th e priv FnuMx s Spain daughte r o f Mr an d Mrs Fran k Spain Birmingham wa s th e sponso r fo r th e WllUa m E Dodd ou r hul l 49 an d fastes t shi p t o date Sh e i s show n christenin g tli e ship wit h he r pctm d parent s an d Mrs Loute e Smith Administratio n area a s flower girt bu t lieg e o f bein g terminate d pUdn-ou t FIRED Ji m Plyler Labo r Forema n woul d lik e fo r th e Liberato r t o publis h a rumo r an d answe r col umn (Jus t 'phon e us—extensio n 412—an d wel l GLADL Y giv e yo u th e PACTS.—Ed. ) Shar e You r liberato r Ho w man y o f u s M I Liberato r Day pic k i t up glanc e a t i t an d thro w i t awa y t o b e trample d b y th e workers ? Ther e ar e lot s o f u s wh o enjo y ou r pape r ye t fai l t o ge t one Thos e tha t ar e de stroye d coul d b e give n t o th e fel lo w tha t reall y want s a Liberator Pleas e let' s no t abus e a&t paper. I f yo u ar e no t interested leav e I t fo r th e othe r fellow Cooperation i n thi s matte r wil l b e deepl y ap preciate d al l ove r th e yard On e ea r t o another : "Funn y w e haven' t met W e Uv e c m th e sam e block.

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PAG E SE C TH E WAINWRIGH T LIBERATO R JUL Y 1 1M 4 H e Pu t Panam a Cit y O n th e Gul f Largd y reopmiribl e fo r th e de velopmen t o f th e are a borderin g St Andrew' s Bay an d securin g ap propriation s fo r connectin g tha t sheltere d deep-anchorag e wit h th e Gul f o f Mexico wa s J H DRUM MON D fo r who m wa s name d Wainwrigh t Yard' s 49t h Libert y ship launche d thi s wee k wit h hi s !>wido w a s sponsw Di d Yo u Eve r Sto p T o Thin k I t Out ? BU Y BON D FO R MA N I N SERVIC^ E Bu y a Bon d Fo r a Bo y I n Serv ice . It' s a srea t idea an d it' s sweep ln r th e Country Bu y a Bon d fo r a bo y i n Serv ice Som e o f ou r lioy s ar e fortu nat e enoug h t o sav e sizeabl e sum s frcw n thei r servic e pa y checks Man y o f the m wil l com e hom e practicall y penniless lookin g t o thei r familie s fo r sustenance u n ti l suc h tim e a s the y ca n ear n i t fo r themselves Man y wil l b e sic k an d wounded Som e wil l requir e car e whic h ca n b e give n a t home rathe r tha n i n a Hospital Som e wil l merel y b e ttred an d i n nee d o f a lon g pe riod o f res t an d quiet Whateve r the y nee d w e shal l earnestl y wis h t o provide Wh y no t star t a nes t eg g fo r you r boy b y buyin g extr a bond s especiall y fo r him ? I t wil l giv e hi m somethin g t o ti e to imti l hi s earnin g powe r i s restored I t wil l als o boos t hi s morale t o kno w w e ar e fighting b y hi s side whil e h e i s offerin g hi s ver y life fo r us an d fo r hi s Coimtry Bu y you r Bo y a n Extr a Bond GREATES T O F EAS E B y 1975 1 I Whe n yo u g o o n an d o n think in g jus t o f yoursel f an d mak e th e statemen t T jus t wan t a chanc e t o work, yo u reall y don' t mean work yo u mean fight. . Or : "Thi s i s m y ow n persona l plac e t o work, yo u can' t mea n that ; ther e i s a ma n o r woma n t o follo w yo u o n th e nex t shift—wh o need s al l th e thing s yo u hav e t o mak e hi s o r he r jo b easier Whe n yo u hav e mad e you r nin e hour s that' s no t enoug h — yo u mus t b e kin d t o tha t neighbor tha t work-mat e o f th e nex t shift Yo u don' t reall y know—yo u ma y b e th e nex t doo r neighbo r t o tha t persfm th e res t o f you r life—o r yo u ma y chanc e t o fal l i n hi s o r he r footsteps Di d yo u eve r sto p t o thin k tha t yo u ar e no t reall y "ove r there" ? Thin k o f al l th e littl e boy s wh o ar e drafte d a t eighteen T o thin k tha t bo y ma y no t hav e eve r spen t th e nigh t awa y fro m Mom—no r see n a sho w withou t sayin g "Da d ma y I g o t o th e movies" ? H e hasn' t eve n finishe d schoo l ye t tha t bo y can' t b e selfish H e can' t sa y thi s i s mine yo u hav e your s ,ove r there H e can' t com e t o goo d ol d Wainwrigh t Yar d an d mak e 4<4 > price s doin g anything H e can' t sav e fo r th e tim e t o come — fo r a U thos e childhoo d dreams h e i s gohi g t o war—h e i s goin g t o fight s o tha t w e ma y g o o n be in g selfis h i f w e choose Di d yo u eve r sto p t o thin k o f al l th e Dad s ove r there—som e wh o wil l no t kno w bab y whe n h e get s back ? Fello w workers le t u s tr y eac h da y t o len d a helpin g han d t o som e on e — jus t littl e thing s mak e th e hear t gro w fonder— | Brin g you r neighbor' s grocerie s fro m th e store—brin g thos e ba bie s nex t doo r a piec e o f ic e — thei r parent s ma y no t hav e a ca r o r a chanc e t o g o ge t it B e pletis an t an d kin d t o thos e yo u dislik e —tha t perso n ma y sometim e d o somethin g grea t fo r you—ma y pul l yo u ove r th e hil l i n tim e o f need Eve n a do g i s a man' s bes t friend—yo u ca n bea t a do g fo r som e littl e thin g tha t yo u kno w h e know s no t t o do an d whe n yo u whistl e fo r hi m h e come s waggin g hi s tail happ y t o forgiv e an d stil l b e you r bes t frien d .. o r didn t yo u eve r sto p t o think ? Firs t Ai d Fiddlin' s B y L G & Associate s O n Jun e 19 th e Pre-placemen t Examinatio n Dept. wit h Dr Ed mun d Myer s i n charge opene d it s doors Beside s Dr Myer s ther e ar e thre e nurse s — Mis s Parker Mrs Bemdt an d mal e nurs e Mr Har ra h t o cove r th e jo b o f examinin g a n averag e o f 6 0 peopl e a day 0 Dnv e Marshall rigger balance s himsel f o n a davi t o n whic h h e i s doin g som e wori L Mrs Montgomer y i s i n charg e o f th e clerica l work O n Ma y 20 Dr F Rodma n Lan do n cam e t o u s fro m Charlotte N C Dr Lando n i s a graduat e o f Baylo r Colleg e o f Medicine Dal las Texas H e ha s jus t complete d hi s intemeshi p a t Charlott e Me moria l Hospital Dr Thoma s A Man n joine d ou r staf f o n Ma y 27 H e come s fro m Engelhard N C an d i s a grad uat e o f th e Universit y o f Mary land Bot h doctor s wer e sorel y neede d t o augmen t th e regula r staff maime d b y Dr C W Shackelford Medica l Director Dr Kerr an d Dr Myers ; an d bot h hav e alread y prove n o f valuaU e assistanc e i n relievin g th e burde n o f ou r har d workin g Medica l Director Ilii s seem s a goo d tim e t o dra w attentio n t o th e goo d jo b th e Clerica l Dept ha s bee n doin g a t Firs t Aid The C. 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JUL Y 1 1M 4 TH E WAINWRIGH T UBBBATO R PAG E SEVE N TIM E ARRIVE S T O GUAR D AGAINS T HO T WEATHE R ILL S (3 Docto r Discusse s Type s an d Precautionar y Hethod s B y Lewi s T BenneU M.D. F.A.C.S ^ L I n th e ho t weathe r man y peo pl e experienc e variou s disorder s a s a resul t o f exposiu* e t o to o muc h heat Th e typ e o f resultan t dis orde r depend s o n severa l factor s a s follows : genera l physica l con ditio n whic h include s race sex age an d previou s illness habit s an d indulgences Ther e ar e thre e relativel y dis tinc t type s o f disorder althoug h th e first ma y b e considere d a mil d variet y o f Ui e second 1 Hea t cramp s ar e painfu l muscula r spasm s resultin g fro m exces s los s o f sal t i n swea t du e t o exces s exiJosur e t o hea t whil e do in g heav y muscula r work Thes e ca n b e prevente d b y takin g enoug h sal t alon g wit h drinkin g wate r t o balanc e th e sal t los s i n sweating 2 Hea t prostratio n o r hea t ex haustio n follow s a mor e extrem e upse t i n th e sal t an d fluid balanc e o f th e bloo d plu s a disturbanc e i n th e hea t regulatin g mechanis m du e t o excessiv e exposur e t o hea t an d humidity On e o f ou r mean s o f dissipatin g hea t fro m th e bod y i s b y evaporatio n an d thi s i s les s whe n th e hmnidit y i s high Al coholi c indulgenc e i s sai d t o dim inis h th e efficienc y o f th e he a egulatin g cente r i n th e brai n an d u s b e a facto r i n bringin g hea t exhaustio n o n sooner Thi s con ditio n ma y occu r suddenl y o r i t ca n develo p ove r a perio d o f day s dependin g upo n th e severit y o f th e surroimdin g conditio n o f hea t an d humidit y an d sal t loss Symp tom s ar e headache dizziness las situde staggerin g gai t an d exces siv e drynes s o f th e ski n associ ate d wit h rapi d respiratio n an d frequen t desir e t o urinat e wit h th e histor y o f excessiv e exposur e t o heat) Whe n collaps e occur s th e ski n i s pale cold clamm y an d moist an d th e puls e i s wea k an d rapid Temperatur e ma y b e nor ma l o r belo w o r possibl y slightl y elevated Ther e ar e usuall y pain fu l muscula r cramps Recover y fro m mil d attack s i s usuall y rapi d bu t mor e sever e case s ma y lea d t o unconsciousness com a o r delirium 3 Sunstrok e i s th e mos t sever e conditio n resultin g fro m excessiv e exposur e t o heat I t i s character ize d b y headach e o r sever e ches t pain dizziness restlessness in tens e thirst nausea menta l excite ment ey e an d ea r disturbances flushed face rapi d ful l pulse ho t ski n an d temperature s fro m 10 5 t o 11 0 an d resultan t coma Thi s conditio n ma y resul t i n permanen t menta l disturbances Treatmen t include s measur e t o reduc e tem perature Thi s i s a ver y seriou s conditio n an d shoul d b e see n b y a docto r a s soo n a s possible a s deat h ma y easil y result Th e reaso n fo r outUnin g th e abov e condition s i s t o sho w th e se riousness o f thei r natur e an d ho w the y ca n interfer e wit h one' s abil it y t o work Th e preventiv e measure s ar e simpl e an d reall y ar e onl y a n applicatio n o f commo n sens e i n th e matte r o f eating drinkin g an d clothing plu s th e us e o f sal t tablet s t o offse t sal t loss Th e symptom s o f excessiv e hea t exposur e ar e easil y enoug h recog nize d i n th e earl y stage s an d ther e shoul d b e n o excus e fo r th e devel opmen t o f th e mor e seriou s com plication s i n thi s yard MANICURIN G A CA T YOU R DRO P COR D # Tha t dro p cor d look s harmles s an d i t i s i f handle d properly I t carrie s 11 0 volts an d brother tha t i s enoug h electricit y t o kil l you On e ma n ha s alread y los t hi s lif e a t Wainwrigh t becaus e h e at tempte d t o repai r hi s dro p cord Onl y a wee k ag o anothe r ma n wa s rendere d unconsciou s b y th e "sting o f 110 volt s i n hi s dro p cord Ha d i t no t bee n fo r th e ef fort s o f a fello w worke r wh o ad ministere d artificia l respiratio n tha t worke r coul d hav e los t hi s life H e attempte d t o chang e a bul b wit h th e curren t on th e bul b brok e an d thos e tw o copper fangs i n th e bul b "stung hi m us t lik e th e fang s o f a dea d rat tlesnake Deat h come s quicke r fro m electricit y tha n fro m th e rat tlesnak e bit Don' t thin k i t can' t happe n t o you Tfi e Mobil e Registe r carrie d a n ariicl e o n th e fron t pag e o f th e Jun e 15t h issu e tellin g abou t Mr Walte r Cone a welde r a t Ala t>am a Dr y Doc k an d Shipbuildin g Compan y bein g electrocute d b y 11 0 volt s carrie d i n hi s dro p cord Th e bul b wa s broke n an d thos e tw o coppe r "fangs di d th e job Mr Con e ha d bee n a t Adds o sinc e August 1942 H e lef t behin d hi m a wife thre e smal l daughter s an d a so n i n th e U S Navy—al l be caus e o f a simpl e littl e dro p cord W e nee d yo u a t Wainwright bu t tha t famil y need s yo u a lo t mor e tha n Wainwrigh t need s you Don' t attemp t repai r o f tha t dro p cord Cal l a n electrician — that' s hi s job —F F Yearsley Safet y Directo r "Kno w wha t th e ceilin g sai d t o th e fou r walls? "N(H)e. "Hol d m e up boys I' m plaster ed. Thi s on e ba 4 t o hav e it s walkin g equipmen t fixed an d th e heav y equipmen t mt m hav e th e trac k of f an d ar e givin g i t th e once-over The y are front lef t t o right : E B McLeod F J Dillard C Jacksoi^ J W Ricks Rear : Tomm y Jorda n an d J E Thompson Merchan t Seame n Ar e D-Do y Heroe s D-Da y woul d no t hav e bee n pos sibl e withpu t th e Merchan t Ma rine No w tha t th e long-awaite d da y i s histor y an d grea t Alhe d force s hav e bee n lande d i n France i t i s permitte d t o indicat e th e par t playe d b y thes e intrepi d civilian s whos e deed s fo r th e mos t par t hav e gon e unsung Probabl y i t i s no t generall y realize d tha t th e Merchan t Marin e ha s th e larges t rati o o f casualtie s o f Em y branc h o f th e services an d man y o f th e name s o n th e lis t ar e no t classifie d "wounded o r "miss ing. The y wer e thos e o f th e me n whos e grav e i s th e sea Th e whol e pictur e o f th e mer chan t marine' s heroi c deed s wil l no t b e availabl e fo r som e tim e be caus e o f security Workin g sid e b y sid e wit h th e Britis h merchan t nav y an d th e Allie d fleets th e America n merchan t marin e ha s reache d a ne w pea k o f glory an d int o thi s lates t ventur e i t ha s brough t al l th e hard-earne d ex perienc e o f suc h histori c episode s a s th e Africa n landing s EUi d th e bitterl y fough t Arcti c nm s t o Russia Ship s Withou t Port s Fo r week s before D-Da y hun dred s o f meri^an t ship s whic h ha d bee n diverte d fro m thei r regula r run s fo r th e invasio n servic e roam e d th e water s nea r th e Britis h Isle s withou t a por t t o com e to The y wef e kep t outsid e s o th e enem y woul d no t se e an y grea t shi p concentratio n a t an y prin cipa l port A t th e prearrange d tim e the y rendezvoused picke d u p thei r priceles s carg o an d saile d fo r France . . Th e ship s tha t wen t t o Pranc e wer e o f ever y conceivabl e typ e o f transport Som e wer e forme r luxur y liner s tha t eve n confirme d 'round-the-worl d traveler s woul d n o longe r recognize Other s wer e n o large r tha n good-size d barge s o r seagoin g tugs Bu t mos t wer e new th e internationall y know n Libert y ships designe d t o mee t th e need s o f th e war I t i s a lon g cal l sinc e 1819 whe n th e Savannah th e flrst steam-pro pelle d merchantma n mad e a jour ne y fro m th e Unite d State s t o England bu t tha t wa s th e begin nin g o f wha t i s no w th e backbon e o f on e o f th e world' s greates t wa r efforts .. —Th e Ne w Yor k Times Wife—"Wha t d o yo u mea n b y gettin g i n a t thi s hour? Hubby—"'Sa U right, m'love I Jus t hurried hom e 'caus e I though t yo u migh t b e lonesome bu t I she e jrou r twi n shister' s stay in g wit h you. A sadde r an d a wise r man H e ros e th e morro w mom ^ —S T Coleridge

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PAG E EIGH T TH E WAINWRIGH T UBCSATO R JUL Y 1 1M 4 Congres s Praise s Shippin g Industr y an d Merchantme n "Ever y America n ca n vie w th e progra m o f merchantshi p con structio n an d operatio n wit h patrioti c pride Bot h ran k hig h amon g th e outstandin g accom plishment s o f th e war Th e the ater s o f th e wa r ar e fa r fro m ou r ow n shores "ITi e transportatio n o f ou r armie s an d thei r suppUe s an d th e shipmen t o f suppUe s t o ou r fightin g allie s al l ove r th e worl d ha s bee n an d stil l i s a Her culea n task "It s magnitud e i s almos t incap abl e o f visualizatio n o r conceptio n bu t th e jo b i s bein g don e an d grea t credi t i s du e t o Admira l Lan d an d hi s associate s wh o ar e doin g th e plannin g an d directing t o th e shippin g industr y whic h i s full y cooperating t o th e courage ou s seagoin g forc e whic h i s oper atin g th e fleet an d t o th e larg e shor e persrame l whic h i s loading repairing an d provisionin g th e ships."—^Repor t o f th e Committe e o n Apprcvriation s o n Nationa l Wa r Agencie s Appropriatio n Bill 194 5 (Hous e o f Representatives ) —Maritim e Activit y Reports FAMOU S SONG S Kee p th e hom e fire s burning Whil e you r heart s ar e yearning Thoug h yoiu lad s ar e fa r awa y The y drea m o f home Ther e wa s I waitin g a t th e church waitin g a t th e church waitin g a t th e church Whe n I foun d he' d lef t m e i n th e lurch Lo, ho w i t di d upse t me Al l a t onc e h e sen t m e roun d a note there' s th e ver y note thi s i s wha t h e wrote Can' t ge t awa y t o marr y yo u to day — M y wif e won' t le t me | Tramp Tramp Tramp th e boy s ar e marching Chee r up comrades the y wil l come An d beneat h th e starr y fla g W e shal l breath e th e ai r agai n O f th e fre e lan d i n ou r belove d home I Ove r there ove r there sen d th e word sen d th e wor d ove r there IBia t th e Yank s ar e coming th e I Yank s ar e coming Th e drum s rum-rum-tummin g ev'r y where ; S o prepare sa y a prayer sen d th e word sen d th e wor d t o be ware Wel l b e over we'r e comin g over An d w e won' t b e bac k til l it' s over ove r there "UNIONMELT HIGHLIGHT S B y Hasi d Phillip s Th e Swin g Shif t Cre w repor t a swel l time an d oodle s o f fi m ha d b y all o n thei r deep-se t fishing trip Couldn' t begi n t o repea t al l o f thei r flsh tales bu t hear d a cer tai n perso n sa y tha t I f sh e Uve s t o b e a n old ol d i>er8on sh e wil l neve r forge t ho w "Se a Sick sh e was Sh e doe s boas t o f pullin g i n a twenty-tw o pounder Whe n relatin g th e Inciden t t o a fello w worke r o n th e da y shift h e repUed "That' s nothing I onc e pulle d a lanter n ou t o f th e river, an d i t wa s stil l burning. She : I find tha t might y har d t o beUeve. Fello w Worker : "A U right then ; yo u tak e 1 0 pound s of f you r flsh, an d I' U blo w ou t th e lantern. Di d w e hea r someon e sa y "Let' s g o fishing?" Sa y Gang Ho w abou t lettin g u s i n o n th e "gossip durin g th e noo n lunc h hour Mayb e thos e past presen t an d futur e experi ence s o f your s ar e Jus t th e thin g neede d t o hel p yo u forge t tha t th e hea t wav e i s on o r mayb e i t i s "Wh o ca n te U th e bigges t one. I f so i s ther e a prize ? Tak e i t fro m here—^Leaderman swin g shif t (Technician ) say s tha t th e correc t wa y t o spe U hi s nam e i s Bur(cheU ) bu t coul d b e "sheU Uk e h i Bombshe U t o HiUe r an d Tojo Iha t remind s u s o f th e Rou mania n O f fleer. Her e i t is : Th e scen e i s a trai n compart men t i n Roumania Th e charac ters : a Germa n o f fleer, a Roiunan ia n o f fleer, a n ol d lady an d a n attractiv e girl Th e trai n enter s a tunnel Tli e passenger s hear d flrst a kiss the n a vigorou s slap •Di e trai n emerge s int o th e Ugh t again Everyon e remain s sUent bu t th e Germa n offlce r ha s a blac k eye ITi e ol d lad y thinks : "Wha t a goo d gir l sh e is suc h goo d man ners suc h flne mora l character. Th e gir l tWnks : "Isn' t i t od d tha t th e (3erma n trie d t o kis s th e ol d lad y an d no t me? Th e Germa n thinks : "Tha t Rou mania n i s a smar t feUo w — h e steal s a kis s an d I ge t hit. Th e Roumania n thinks : I a m a briUian t feUow I kis s th e bac k o f m y hand hi t a Gehna n offlcer an d ge t awa y wit h it. JUS T A PICTUR E R H Hansen left an d C E Jones shipfitier s o n Hul l 48 hap pene d t o ge t i n th e wa y o f ou r rovin g cameramao And y McKcnsie an d h e sname d thi s Jus t t o slio w wlia t shlpfitter s loo k like Tw o o f ou r employee s i n th e "Unionmelt departmen t ha U fro m Texarkana Texas I t i s interest in g t o not e tha t thi s i s wher e th e CiviUa n D Day Ide a orighiated Wit h on e foo t i n Arkansa s an d on e foot i n Texas Secretar y o f th e Treasury Henr y Morgenthau o n Jun e 12 tol d th e larges t crow d Fre e Liberator s fo r Tw o Mor e Fighter s Gladl y hav e w e adde d t o ou r fre e 'subscription lis t th e name s o f tw o ex-employee s no w i n th e lightin g services On e at the m wa s S 2/ c Herma n M Smit h ("C Dlv. U.S.S Ault D.D 698—car e Flee t Pos t Office Ne w York ) wh o wrot e us unde r dat e o f Jun e 18 : I woul d appreciat e ver y muc h gettin g a cop y o f th e 'Liberator fro m yo u tha t I migh t kee p u p wit h a U m y friend s i n th e yard I wan t t o tak e thi s opportunit y t o wis h you r staff an d th e yar d ever y success I wa s a n Instruc to r undeBi U Comer Directo r i n th e Trainin g Divisic m befor e join hi g th e Navy. T i^ ^ ort^ V eve r t o assembl e i n Texarkan a tha t th e nati m ha s "jus t begi m t o fight." Th e even t wa s th e Southwes t Wa r Bon d Premier A doze n movi e star s performe d wi^ h Orso n WeUes dominatin g th e show Th e radi o sho w wa s cU maxe d b y a n addres s b y Presiden t Roosevel t wh o wa s tune d i n fro m Washington Befor e midnigh t ha d closed th e greates t da y i n thi s city' s history th e prominenc e o f Secretar y Mo r genthau th e geniu s o f Orso n WeUe s an d a lo t o f har d wor k o n th e par t o f Texarkanian s an d th e Treasur y Departmen t ha d mad e thi s cit y a re d ho t spo t o n th e ma p o f th e Unite d States A U o f u s ar e a par t o f thi s bi g Ou r othe r ne w 'subscriber forme r 'Liberator reporte r P ( C Myer s (AS N 34912035 Co B 7t h Bn. 2n d Reg. For t McClellan Ala.) wh o penne d th e foUowln g t o "a U th e gang here : "Thi s i s jus t a lette r fro m a leUow-worker wh o i s no w a Pri v^at e I n th e Arm y o f ou r fin e Country I a m i n th e Infantr y an d I a m ver y prou d t o b e on e o f th e so caUe d 'Q I Joes o r 'He U Busters' yo u hea r s o muc h abou t I woul d lik e ver y muc h t o b e bac k i n th e yar d a s a n Expedite r fo r th e Dec k Hous e Assembl y (Seq 4 9 & 55) Ilios e wer e th e goo d 'ol e days I hav e bee n her e fo r 1 7 week s an d u p unt U abou t 2 o r 3 week s ag o I go t th e 'Liber ator. Someon e wa s sendin g i t t o m y wif e an d sh e woul d sen d i t o n t o me Sh e doe s no t ge t i t now s o I don' t ge t an y new s o f yo u I n th e yar d an d I woul d lik e t o hea r fro m you I hope BU I Plyth e print s thi s s o yo u wl U a U kno w tha t I thin k o f you an d th e par t yo u ar e play in g i n th e grea t effor t before us "Ma y Go d spee d jro u along "P S I t i s s o dar k I can' t see an d tha t i s th e reaso n fo r th e misj takes W e can' t hav e light s ou i here—it' s (tacUcal.) h sho w an d ca n continu e bein g a par t b y buyin g mor e an d mor e WA R BONDS

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JUL Y 1 194 4 TH E WAINWRIGH T UBERATO R Burnin g Sensation s B y Madg e Hard y ^ Th e travograp h ha s bee n doin g 'splendi d wor k fo r th e pas t fe w week s an d lot s o f it, say s Asst Stipt Chitwoo d o f th e La y Ou t Dept. wh o give s E C Page (q>er ator a grea t dea l o f credi t fo r this Ass t Supt Smitherman say s Pag e i s th e bes t operato r w e hav e eve r had an d we'r e no t forge t tin g Lind a Holll s an d Mami e Clark tracers Mami e ha s bee n o n travograp h since September 1942 an d beUeve s sh e know s al mos t a s muc h abou t it s mechanis m a s mos t ol d timer s di d thei r Mode l Ts an d tha t wa s usuaU y remark able W e ar e gla d t o hav e Rub y Hea d bac k i n th e Fa b Sho p afte r a n ab senc e o f tw o month s whU e sh e wa s o n "lease-lend t o th e boUe r shop Rub y wa s th e flrst woma n i n th e yar d t o becom e a han d bmner Soldie r o f Productio n Mr Lambly Binnin g Sxipt o n th e da y shift wishe s (alon g wit h th e res t o f us ) t o congratulat e M W Brya n (1453) wh o ha s worke d i n thi s yar d approximatel y te n an d one-hal f month s an d misse d onl y on e day Tha t wa s whe n hi s bab y wa s bom Befor e comin g t o Wainwrigh t Yar d h e orke d nin e year s a t Souther n t Pape r MUl Durin g tha t whol e tim e h e ha d on e three-da y leave an d tha t wa s fo r sickness Mr Brya n i s no w a lead erma n ove r burner s i n th e shop s a t th e we t dock an d Mr Lambl y say s tha t h e feel s saf e i n sayin g tha t Mr Brya n i s no t onl y on e o f th e bes t burnin g leadermen bu t on e o f th e bes t leaderme n i n th e whol e yar d I n an y trad e COPU l ^^ork i ^fera f Som e o f th e Pip e Departmen t ace s proudl y pos e fo r pictur e wit h fou r ship s wort h o f pip e al l read y fo r installation I n th e bac k ro w ar e Je r fo r thi s week Though a s tim e goe s b y an d "Your s truly become s mor e expe rienced a s a reporter w e won' t beg ple a o r offe r an y excuses (Maybe. ) ITii s i s no t onl y m y flrst opportunit y t o repor t new s fo r th e goo d ol e Pip e Sho p bu t m y first experienc e a s a reporter Please don' t anybod y criticize B y no w yo u ar e probably an d mor e tha n likel y wonderin g wh o "We ne w member s are Le t u s introduc e ourselves W e ar e th e Pip e Sho p Persoimel an d a flne bunc h w e are Eac h week we' U introduc e a fe w o f ou r gang s o tha t you' U b e mor e familia r wit h us Thi s week w e tak e pleasxir e i n introducin g ou r Fabricator s o f th e 2n d shift Leaderma n H B But le r i s doin g a flne jo b an d bou quet s t o yo u an d you r men—name ly : M W Rogers J F Lunsford T .J Lunsford an d R T CarroU a U flrst-class Pipefitters Fo r ap prentices w e have : Q Burnes J R MiUer C C Eakins O Gam ble W C Smit h an d C C For rester We'r e no t forgettin g ou r tw o backer s i n thi s crew T D Norri s an d H R. Owens an d w e sa y tha t i f yo u don' t thin k the y work we' U jus t le t yo u tr y I t a whUe O f course we' U hav e t o presen t M T Green—oiu "boss o f th e 2n d shift an d a ver y goo d one ITi e one s whos e name s -haven' t bee n mentione d ye t aren' t forgot ten s o don' t fret we' U ge t aroun d t o you Jus t kee p u p th e goo d work a U o f you Now thi s ho t weathe r i s "aw ful, an d w e don t ge t ic e ever y day bu t yo u can t pu U anjrthin g o n us Tak e a lo( A a t ou r ne w wate r coole r i n th e offlce Th e Pip e Sho p ha s picke d u p spee d unU l w e hav e th e pip e fab ricated fo r approximatel y 6 hull s ahead Ilia t mean s abou t 20 % gai n i n th e las t 3 0 days TTi e Pip e Sho p personnel tmde r th e leadershi p o f C E Anderson vote s a car d o f thank s t o To m Culp Supt o f Maintenanc e Ma chinist aui d hi s abl e cre w fo r th e san d Inkin g machine rearrange men t o f monOra U carrier an d ho t bendin g slabs a U ar e tremendou s time-savers —Pip e Sho p Editor Drun k (t o bartender)—'Hey glmmi e a horse' s neck. Secon d Drunk—"Ginun e a horse' s taU Dere's h n o us e killin g tw o horses I expec t tha t wonu m wi U b e th e las t thin g civilize d b y man. — Georg e Meredith Whe n th e candle s ar e ou t a U weme n ar e fair.—^Plutarch "Shay buddie cal l m e a cab wU l yuh? "Sorry F m no t th e doorman r m a n Ai r Corp s officer. "O K Ca U m e a plane Gott a ge t home. Inexperience d Northerne r — "Colonel,-i s ther e an y cur e fo r a snak e bit e excep t whiskey? Colone l Gore—"Wh o cares? Here' s t o woman Woul d tha t w e coul d fa U int o he r arras with ou t fallin g int o he r hands.—^Am bros e Bierce

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SAG E TE N TH E WAINWRIGH T LIBERATO R JUL Y 1 194 4 1 > r 3 TOO-Percenter s I n Weldin g Accountin g By : Caroly n Lasset t Weathe r forecas t fo r nex t week : th e sam e a s las t wee k mor e o r les s onl y mor e so A t an y rat e i t wi U b e bette r tha n n o weathe r a t aU Mr J P Elmor e ha s mad e a n outstandin g recor d i n thi s de partmen t bot h i n attendanc e an d work Jus t a fe w week s ag o Mr Elmor e wa s take n il l wit h pneu moni a fro m whic h h e recovere d an d cam e bac k t o work an d thre e day s late r develope d mumps H e i s decidedl y o f th e opinio n tha t everything s happen s a t once W e ar e hopin g he'l l soo n b e abl e t o b e bac k t o wor k an d pic k u p hi s recor d wher e h e lef t off Go t a "than k you not e fro m Edn a McCror y toda y i n appreci atio n o f th e weddin g gift Wis h you' d com e b y t o se e u s some times Edna Afte r havin g worke d her e eight ee n 'months Mrs Edenflel d sud denl y mad e a mistak e i n he r badg e numbe r an d almos t misse d gettin g he r check 'Ed, you' d bette r d o a Uttl e studyin g before nex t Fri da y an d lear n i t i s 1254 6 an d no t 12542 Moe : "How' d you r uncl e die Joe? Joe : "H e fe U throug h som e scaffolding. Moe : "That' s to o bad—^wha t wa s ^^h e doin g u p there? Joe : "Bein g hanged! Alda h Scarboroug h leave s u s toda y an d late r plan s t o joi n he r husban d i n For t Leonar d Wood Missouri We' d lik e t o cal l t o you r atten tio n th e enviabl e recor d o f Sudi e Scarboroug h employe d Novembe r 30 1943 Durin g thi s tim e sh e ha s bee n neithe r lat e no r absent Als o t o b e commende d i s Ver a Ma e Terr y employe d Januar y 11 194 4 an d fro m tha t tim e ha s a perfec t record Remembe r folks th e mor e marchin g w e d o t o th e bon d wi n dow ^ th e quicke r Johnni e ca n com e marchin g home '.To r i t ain' t th e individual No r th e Arm y a s a whole Bu t th e everlastin g teamwork O f ever y bloomin soul. Hav e yo u hear d o f th e ma n wh o mad e hi s livin g b y buyin g u p ol d well s an d sawin g the m u p an d sellin g the m t o th e telephon e com pan y fo r pos t holes ? "See n Jone s 'bou t her e n th e las h hou r an half? "Yes h e wa s here. "J a notic e whethe r I wa s wit h hin^ TOUG H GUYS BU T LISTE N . W L Maxwel l an d C Patterson o f th e Riggin g Loft loo k lik e har d boy s wlie n workin g aroun d ancho r chain s an d mayb e the y are bu t tlier e i s anothe r sid e o f th e story Watc h "Pat, fo r instance dollin g u p a champagn e bottl e fo r a launching an d hi s budd y threadin g a needle an d yo u ge t a dif feren t ide a abou t thes e efficien t employees Coul d Thi s B e You ? Bette r a witt y foo l tha n a fool is h wit.—Shakespeare Yo u didn' t thro w tha t switc h di d you ? N o on e woul d i f the y gav e th e matte r a littl e simpl e thought Ther e ar e a fe w me n i n thi s coimtr y wh o ar e pai d larg e fee s fo r throwin g a switc h tha t snuff s ou t a life bu t tha t i s afte r th e la w ha s take n it s course Unt U tha t tim e eve n th e professiona l • an d dul y appointe d electrocutionis t ha s n o lega l right t o "snuf f out a life Whe n h e perform s hi s lega l dut y i t i s mos t solem n an d seriou s an d eve n then onl y afte r muc h stud y an d preparation Yes th e takin g o f a life eve n afte r du e proces s o f law i s a mos t difficult ac t an d ther e ar e fe w peopl e wh o desir e t o imdertak e suc h a task regardles s o f th e cir cumstances Ther e isn' t anyon e i n Wain wrigh t Yar d wh o desire s t o be com e a n Electrocutionist how eve r someon e WU l b e s o classifie d i f h e throw s tha t switc h withou t thinkin g wha t h e i s doing Whe n tha t switc h ha s bee n pulle d an d tha t RE D WARNIN G CAR D ha s bee n attache d t o it N O ON E EX CEP T TH E PERSO N WH O PLAC E D TH E CAR D SHOUL D CLOS E TH E SWITCH Tha t Re d Warnin g Car d ha s *)ee n place d o n th e switc h t o clearl y indicat e tha t th e lin e i s bein g worke d on yes a n electri cia n i s workin g o n a lin e tha t h e ha s bee n instructe d t o repai r i n orde r tha t yo u migh t work H e ha s rendere d th e lin e "dead, fiil l y knowin g tha t h e canno t repai r a "ho t line withou t endangerin g hi s life H e know s electricit y i s deadl y an d h e doesn' t wan t t o di e an y mor e tha n yo u do henc e h e take s ever y precautio n t o protec t you r lif e a s wel l a s hi s own WHE N YO U DISREGAR D THA T RE D WARNIN G CARD—AN D CIJOS E THA T SWITCH yo u ma y electrocut e a n innocen t ma n o r a clos e friend Jus t pu t yoiu-sel f i n tha t elec trician' s shoes Ho w woxU d yo u lik e t o b e workin g o n a 22 0 line on e yo u ha d cu t off the n sudden l y th e curren t flashe s throug h th e line Yo u migh t no t liv e t o kno w wha t happened Whe n a n electricia n find s a lin e tha t ha s bee n cu t of f an d tagge d wit h tha t RE D WARNIN G CAR D h e wouldn' t thin k o f closin g tha t switc h unt U h e foun d th e ma n wh o cu t i t of f an d mad e certai n tha t n o on e coul d b e injure d b y closin g th e switch Wh y shoul d anyon e wan t t o deliberatel y tak e a lif e b y throwin g a switc h tha t ha s bee n "pulle d an d tagged? Th e electricia n wh o pufle d tha t switc h an d tagge d i t wi U remov e i t whe n th e jo b i s flnished. H E I S TH E ONL Y MA N WH O HA S TH E RIGH T T O CLOSE THA T SWITC H AN D H E WIL L THE N REMOV E TH E RE D WARNIN G CARD Jus t remembe r thi s articl e an d yo u wil l neve r hav e suc h a n acci den t place d i n you r lap I t woul d b e might y disturbin g t o kno w tha t you throug h a careles s act too k a fathe r awa y fro m a dependen t wif e an d Uttl e chUdren Remem ber the y lov e him the y nee d him Jus t a s you r wif e an d chUdre n lov e an d nee d you DON' T THRO W THA T SWITCH —^F F Yearsley Safet y Director I wis h I hadn' t brok e tha t dish I wis h I wa s a movie-star I wis h a lo t o f things I wis h Tha t lif e wa s lik e th e movie s are —A P Herber t

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JUL Y 1 194 4 TH E WAINWRIGH T LIBERATO R PAG E ELEVE N Downstair s I n Administratio n BEGIN S THIR D YEA R \ ^ %>w tha t thi s littl e colum n ha s bee n started whacha sa y w e kee p i t going ? Jus t tak e al l you r writ ing s dow n t o Mr Flythe' s Offlce — they' U malc e i t printable . W e surel y d o mis s th e smUin g coimtenanc e o f Mrs Mari e Wilso n yo u kno w sh e use d t o b e o n ou r floor. . we U she' s fixe d u p wit h a privat e offlc e an d all dow n o n th e yar d (almost ) . bu t th e "committe e meetings ar e stU l be in g hel d . that' s right, sam e place ? . Ho w abou t thi s Stenographer' s Pool—we'v e ha d s o man y goo d gal s bac k ther e tha t everybod y want s t o borro w the m . make s th e wor k mor e Interesting th o . then too u p aroun d th e mimeo grap h roo m ther e i s a ne w fac e ever y tim e yo u g o u p ther e . wel l almos t ever y tim e yo u g o u p there o r mayb e yo u don' t g o u p there ? B y glancin e aroun d ever y Monda y mornin g it' s plai n t o se e •whos e bee n t o th e beach—look s lik e Rene e Smit h migh t blister. hop e no t tho Hav e an y o f yo u eve r gon e t o Personne l fo r th e picni c lunches ? t^re fun the y eve n giv e floor : ^—Sonni e an d In a Ma e hav e a nios t imusua l danc e the y give ! Ver y entertainin g . Hav e an y o f yo u bee n sufferin g fro m th e hea t .. w e ar e kind a mixe d u p becaus e w e can' t decid e whic h i s causin g th e mos t sufferin g — th e hea t o r th e cokes—on e wee k w e ha d ice n o coke s . nex t wee k w e ha d cokes n o ic e . o h weU mayb e nex t wee k ca n ge t coke s sui d ice Hop e so Di d yo u kno w tha t i f yo u los t a flle—of an y kind—tha t yo u ca n g o an d as k Bemic e t o se e i f sh e ca n fin d i t an d th e first plac e sh e wi U g o i s t o th e Judge' s flies? WeU-1-1-11 no sh e doesn' t alway s flnd wha t yo u want bu t sh e doe s flnd som e thing s sh e wants WeU gues s anybod y ca n tel l tha t thi s colum n wa s writte n b y a per so n wh o neve r trie d t o writ e a colum n bu t i f an y o f yo u ca n thin k u p somethin g bette r i t wi U b e greatl y appreciated Let' s se e i f w e can' t wor k u p a littl e enthusi as m an d writ e a s goo d a colum n a s th e othe r folk s do BU I Fox right, Genera l Superintenden t o f th e Boile r Shop i s beginnin g hi s thir d yea r bn e h e call s i n Commande r J C Cob b o f th e Coas t Guar d an d J B McBride a superintendent fo r imprompt u observatio n o f th e occasion For e 'n Afte r New s ^ Th e bes t on e we'v e hear d latel y \( ^ abou t a fello w wh o cam e Int o Wl/udge' s offlc e wantin g a r e icTle Judge : "An d what' s you r trou ble son? Fellow : I wan t a release. Judge : "O n wha t grounds? Fellow : 'T m jus t plu m wor e out. B y Billi e Dea l Yep w e hav e som e mor e new s abou t tha t beaut y contes t tha t I s goin g betwee n Pa t Brow n an d Jes si e Hester A t th e presen t tim e th e girl s ar e nmnin g nec k sm d neck eac h tryin g t o outlo
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PAG E TWELV E TH E WAINWRIGH T LIBERATO R JUL Y 1 194 4 Plumbin g Sho p Gossi p By : "Rubygee Barnar d I t a U (th e name ) goe s together s o migh t a s we U sig n i t tha t way Vsti U thin k th e Chines e hav e th e right ide a abou t namin g th e chU dren Jus t cal l the m b y a "milk nam e unt U the y get ol d enoug h t o nam e themselves We'r e gla d t o se e "SmaUfry back Th e nam e o n hi s employ j men t car d read s M E Guthrie Welcom e home SmaUfry Productio n Replacement s Go t a lo t o f ne w folk s i n ou r bunc h now—R L DeVore D G Kent C C Mashbum Rue U Mathis B W Segars W L GU lelan d an d C G Rundle Whe n Uncl e take s a handfu l w e gott a scatte r 'roun d an d di g u p mor e men W e wer e might y sorr y t o los e J N Nichols—wa s i n hi s sev entie s an d a gaUan t soul ; w e cer tainl y mis s him GoUee I gott a hurr y an d ge t thi s thin g writte n s o I ca n ge t ou t o f thi s ove n an d g o outside Tv e time d mysel f o n gettin g indoors — a t th e thir d (automatic ) rin g I' m here s o jus t giv e m e time Whe n I phon e I wai t abou t te n rings before I giv e up An d i f someon e ca n tel l m e wh y ou r "offlcial de gree s ar e take n ato p th e highes t buildin g th e tow n affords instea d o f dow n wher e w e poo r mortal s be—weU ge e whiz— I jus t don' t se e i t a t aU Why ? 100-Percenter s Plu s rlecko n th e Plan t Protectio n Corp s ar e (o r is? ) to o bus y look in g afte r u^ o get a colum n i n bu t w e foun d somethin g might y interestin g abou t on e o f thei r number—Sgt A J Grundi n ha s bee n wit h Wainwrigh t twenty-fiv e month s withou t a n absence No w that' s wha t w e cal l a n excellen t record Als o ver y interestin g i s th e fac t tha t Sgt Grundin' s bab y so n i s th e sevent h generatio n o f th e onl y so n o f a n onl y son Rip le y shoul d hav e that Hi s badg e numbe r i s wa y bac k whe n 524 yo u migh t sa y Wainwrigh t Yar d cu t it s teet h o n hi s badge Th e Plumbin g Sho p star s fo r at tendanc e includ e — twenty-si x weelc s withou t a n absence—A L Kimbroug h an d J Z Thompson Twenty-flv e week s eac h fo r "P(W) J D Edward s an d J S Woods Twenty-foiu week s fo r J C Barne s an d twenty-thre e week s perfec t attendanc e fo r J D Courtney Wi U yo u loo k a t that ? al l bu t on e ma n ha s a "J i n hi s initials Od d —mayb e the y jus t naturall y ge t her e better By-the-way thi s at tendanc e mean s consecutiv e weeks Ther e ar e a lo t mor e week s o f n o absence s fo r thes e men bu t a wee k slip s i n ever y no w an d the n when | the y don' t mak e si x o r mor e days I i I Lak e father Uk e son they'v e alway s said I f that' s an y indi cation O K Loftin' s youn g son Jimmie wil l b e a fisherma n wha t i s a fisherman He' s thre e year s J ol d an d caugh t hi s firs t 'hish" las t week Littl e fello w ha d one | to o bi g t o land s o Popp a O K haule d i t in Jimmie' s little shinin g fac e mirrore d til l we'r e fightin g for The n And y Ledbetter' s attrac tiv e daughte r ha d he r firs t crush She' s attendin g Vacatio n Bibl e Schoo l an d a yoim g ma n passe d an d said—"What' s cookin' Good lookin'? Sh e i s flve, h e i s six Wan U Dog ? Want a dog ? Mayb e seve n dogs Huh ? "Sport, a three-year-ol d thoroughbre d bir d dog ha s si x puppie s (thei r popp a i s a n aire dale) The y ar e fou r week s ol d (flv e b y th e tim e yo u rea d this d colore d whit e an d tan ; thre e male s i n th e litter The y belon g t o Mr Joyner th e "ra t killer" an d h e say s he'l l se U 'em i f h e can' t seU he'l l trade an d i f h e can' t trad e he'l l giv e 'e m away Wh o coul d as k fo r more ? Se e hi m jus t bac k o f th e Maintenanc e Plumbin g Sho p (ou r place. ) Ou r whol e gan g seem s t o b e tryin g t o g o bac k t o childhood There' s a meta l fram e buU t out sid e th e offic e an d betwee n caU s th e feUow s g o ou t an d ski n cat s an d tur n variou s somersault s ove r th e bars An d wer e the y sor e th e nex t day ? Couldn' t lif t a for k withou t a grimace ^ "Jac k b e nimble Jac k b e qiUck ; Jac k Jumpe d ove r Th e candl e stick —(Nurser y Rhyme ) Jac k wa s nimbl e Bu t h e wasn' t quick ; H e lande d smac k o n Th e candl e stick Jac k wa s sizzlin g Unde r a Wainwrigh t sun ; Hi s fee t o n ho t stee l Wer e cooke d quit e don e Jac k too k of f Dow n a gantr y track ; H e Jumpe d i n th e Ba y d An d hasn' t com e back Finis—Jac k Worker s Her e Wi n A Seaman' s Prais e Britis h Isle s Ma y 25 194 4 Dea r Editor : I tak e grea t prid e i n expressin g m y appreciatio n fo r th e weekl y copies o f th e 'Liberator. I enjo y i t ver y much i t make s m e fee l almos t a s i f I a m stil l ther e pitching too I helpe d bulk you r firs t ship th e "E Kirb x Smith. Worke d o n he r i n th e dock s til l sh e WEI S almos t read y t o sai l whe n I lef t fo r th e Nav y i n Februar y 1943 I haven' t see n he r since bu t fee l sur e sh e i s stil l doin g he r bi t an d more fo r th e me n an d wome n o f Wainwrigh t mus t buil d th e fin es t o f ships Th e employee s o f Wainwrigh t shoul d fee l honore d t o wor k a t on e o f th e south' s bes t shi p yards S o I wis h t o say "kee p buildin g mor e an d bette r ship s an d w e to gethe r wi U lic k th e Nazis. ^fl ^ Royc e G Scarborough CM^ H 81s t U S Navy c/ o Flee t Pos t Office Ne w York N o matte r ho w man y member s o f a famil y ma y b e employe d here eac h i s requeste d t o fill ou t on e o f th e form s belo w an d le t u s hav e i t — jus t a s soo n a s possibl e — please (Tea r of f here ) Ho w Man y Member s o f You r Famil y Ar e i n th e ^Services ? (Giv e Jus t th e numbe r i n eac h branch NO T thei r names ) You r Nam e (Mr. Mrs. Miss? ) Badg e N o Dep t ^ Shift ChUdre n imde r 1 8 Hom e tow n Numbe r of : Coas t Guar d Merchan t Marin e Ann y Guar d Marine s Marin e Nav y Son s i n • . Daughter s i n Brother s i n Sister s i n • OrandchUdre n i n Husban d i n Wif e h i Parent s I n (Auxiliar y Service s ar e hicluded WAVES fo r example com e unde r th e Nav y heading ; WAC s unde r Army etc. ) I f an y o f thes e relative s ar e missing wounded prisoner s o f war deceased o r hav e receive d citations pleas e indicat e th e fac t briefl y her e (o r (H i a separat e shee t an d attac h it) : FU l in tea r out an d dro p i n Suggestio n Bo x i n fron t o f Cafeteri a —o r maU i f yo u prefer to : Th e Wainwrigh t Liberator J A Jone s Constructio n Co. Inc. Wainwrigh t Yard Panam a City Florida ^


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WADfWRIGHT TABD, PANAMA CITT, FLORIDA, JULY 1, 1944 FREE EMPLOYEES OPERATE CASINO HAPPY IN HER WORK Fourth of July The Fourth of Jnly will be a big day at onr Casino. There will be music and dancing during the afternoon and evening. Have you been to Panama City Beach Casino since this delightfill Oulf spot was taken over by the Labor-Management Conunittee? If not you are missing the one best bet to escape the heat of these long evenings and to re fresh yourself. There is music and dancing. There are soft drinks. And always Uiere is that constant, cooling ish breeze blowing in from the As far as the eye can see in either direction the beach is washed by clean, blue green wa ter and the bathing is unexcelled. Music for the dances is provided by the Shipyard orchestra which enjoys the reputation of being the best in Northwest Florida. All of the founds derived are turned into the Labor Manage ment Relief Committee to take care of the emergency cases re quiring daily attention. Princi pally these are for hospitalization, medical care, or an occasional death in a family. The dances are held four nights each week, beginning at 8:3d o'clock. The evenings are Wed nesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the Casino is open Sunday Eifternoons. Remember that this is your club, maintained for the employees of Wainwright Yard and that ev ery cent of revenue goes for char itable purposes. 0 Let your yonng'uns enjoy the STORY TELLING HOUR Every Tuesday 3:00 p.m. Rental Office, Project 2 Mrs. M. T. Clothier, Clunn. It b mifhty hoi on ships tliese days, and the work is hard, bat Bossie Lou Lanunore, welder on Hull 48, is able to take it and smile. THREE OUTINGS WEEKLY ARRANGED FOR YOUNG FOLKS OF PROJECTS A series of free beach outings have been arranged for the young people in the shipyard housing projects begliming next week and lasting as l(ig as weather permits. Three mornings each week, and possibly more if arrangements can be made and there are enough boys and girls to Justify the ven- (Continued on Page 4) NEW HIGH REACHED IN BOND SALES With $800,000 invested in the Fifth War Bond Drive by 94 per cent of our workers, Wainwright Yard is headed for anothc rec ord and there is no longer any doubt of our quota bein? exceeded. The percentage of workers par ticipating is larger than in the Fourth Drive and there is every indication that by the time the last payroll deduction is reached. July 16, we will add another star to our Treasury pennant;. Throughout the Yar 1 there is the keenest of enthusiasm. Ac tually it is like a band wagon and everybody wants to get on^ For instance, we" have the $1,000 bond club and the $500 bo.id club. Here are^me of the mem bers, and watch the list grow: Sl.OM.Oe Bonds C. B. Treadgill Welders C. A. Ballard Machine Shop C. C. SamfcN^ ...J'acilities A. Peachey., sheet Metal C. Black Pipe Shop S. G. Schultz.. .Slab &, Bar Fum. E. S. Moon Platens T. E. Gunter Administrative E. Tutton Platens S. L. Putnam Welders C. F. Bosenberg....Electrical (Mar.) R. E. Rhoades Outfitting T. M. Kelly Electrical Maint. B. B. Potts Administrative C. R. Scott Procurement H. L. Warren .^.... burners D. M. Wasson Riggers G. C. Turner Boiler Shop H. P. Tutton Painters J. H. Bullock Administrative S. M. Dixon Electrical Maint. $500.00 Bonds L. Forehand Machine Shop R. C. Davis Welding C. P. Moats... .... Shipwright E. O. Tucker Material Control L. D. Knight Macliln? Shop C. A. Bush....; Faculties R. L. Jaekson Machine Shop C. E. Peterson Mold Loft C. J. Johnson Ways D. Davidson Electrical (Mar.) J. M. Galley ....Platens W. P. Wingo Ways H. G. Hearts Adii;iliilstrative W. W. Sowell Ways L. S. Radford Welders E. A. Whitted Ways J. M. Mann .Painters (Continued on Page 3)


PAGE TWO THE WAINWRIGHT UBERATOR JULY 1, 1944 Dedicated to General Jonathan Wainwright and his comrades, now prisoners of Japan, to captive and enslaved peoples erery- where, and to the bidlding of ships to liberate them. 'M'MMMi vtDauirvrViwM^Bnr "^^ws wvMLtmoB wr J A-MKKS CONVTIWCTIOK Ca..lNC. rOM TKS BTnLX>CR OT SltlP. VOM mXXDOM Editorial Office: Admlolitration Balldlns, Phone 412 Wm. P. Flythe, editor Hagh 8. PotU, AiidaUnt Bditor A. N. McKenile, Photorrapher FOURTH OF JULY The things for which America stands were never so strik ingly alive and in peril as ?hey are today. If urge is needed, but there should not be, we reprint from Labor-Management News of the "War Production Board, "Wash ington, this "communication" to Thomas Jefferson. Read it carefully and think much about its meaning. Commit to memory the immortal lines written by the man who put freedom above all else: Dear Mr. Jefferson: As our first Minister to France j-ou will well remember the Normandy Coast where our soldiers are fighting today, repaying in blood part of the debt we shall always owe Lafayette. They are doing a magnificent job, wielding the finest wea pons in the world, the product of American ingenuity, of the industrial teamwork here at home of labor and management. They are fighting and dying for the very same principles for which you and your compatriots fought, died and won the American Revolution, those principles you wrote 168 years ago: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are insti tuted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. i That whenever any form of government becomes de structive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organiz ing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and tran sient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abol ishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pur suing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Daring the past few yeai-s, Mr. Jefferson, modern despots usurped power in Germany, Italy and Japan, inflicting a long train of ahuses on their people and on all the world. The Despot of Italy, now overthrown and obliterated, stabbed in the back the France you knew and loved. The Des pot of Japan, with the connivance of a madman in Germany, known as Hitler, made a sneak attack on us at Hawaii, little knowing that our nation, once aroused, could never be defeated. Now we are united with many other nations in a grim war to abolish these evil Governments, and, as you wrote, to V^0^ vide new Guards for our future security. The Declaration of Independence you called it, and its very words were embodied in our state constitutions to become the breathing spirit of a pioneer people. That immortal document rides with our airmen in the super fortress above Japan and alongside out boys storming ashore on Pacific Isles. It is cherished alike by the men below the sea in our sub marines and by their women folk, of whom your daughter, Martha, must feel proud as she looks down on them grinding out the tools of freedom in our factories. V Yes, we like to think, Mr. Jefferson, that you feel mighty proud, too, on this July Fourth, 1944, as you watch your fellow countrymen, all in this battle together, fighting with every thing they've got for everything that makes life worth having. Your humble admirers, THE PEOPLE OF THE XTKITED STATES > Lest We Forget John Adamit, the first Vice President and second President of the United States, on April 18, 1776, vcrolc thfc following immortal words to his 10-year old son, John Quincy, who in 1S2S became our sixth President: "I hope that you will always remember how many losses, dan gers and inconveniences have been borne by your parents, and the inhabitants in general, for the sake of preserving freedom for you and yours, and 1 hope, if in any future time your cou^k^ try's liberties shall be in danger you will suffer every humwU/ evil rather than give them up." TMSE OLD FLAG Off with your hat as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; You're man enough for a tear In your eye That you will not wipe away. H. C. Bruner (Patriotic courtesy also requires 'Hats off whenever The Star Spangled Banner is playedsomething far too many, other- voise patriotic folk, seemingly forget.) "We are fighting for liberty, the most expensive luxury known to man. . The men who will win this war are the fighting men. . Those are the men we serve. They will triumph in the end. It is our sacred duty and our high privilege to serve them. No matter what we give, no matter how we labor, we cannot approach their sacrifice. Their valor is a blazing torch to light our way." Lieutenant Gen. Brehon Somervell, Commanding General, Army Service Forces. THE AMERICAN FLAi) . When freedom from her mountain height ¢ Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night. And set the stars of glQry there. Joseph Rodman Drake.


JULY 1, 1944 THE WAINWRIGHT LIBERATOB PAGE THREE New High Reached In Bond Sales lOhe ^(Continued from Page 1) I stated in our issue of Jime le Fab Shop was leadinsr and still holds that post. llie cash sales are showing ex cellent results at the Bond Booth and next week the Bond Booth will be moved in the area between the Warehouses and the Heavy Equipment. We are moving the Bond Booth throughout the en- itlre yard, from location to loca tion, week to week, thereby giving everybody an opportunity to make cash purchases in addition to their payroll deductions. Special enter tainment programs are put on at the Cash Sales Booth at lunch periods and during the change of shifts. There are only a few remaining employees who have not author ized a payroll deducti9h or made a cash purchase and Management feels sure that these few people will do their part before the end of the Drivebut let's not wait until the last day as' it may be too late to get your purchase in cluded through the Federal Re serve System where we are finally given our total credit for the Bond Drive Sales. The standing in the Yard is as follows: Cash Sales and Payroll Purchases Thru 6/25/44 < Maturity VahK) '¦ Quota for Department Department Chippers and Caulk^v $ 53,400.00 I 14,096.00 Machine Shop 13.000.00 16,928.00 Outside Machinist 56,900.00 22,521.00 [Rigging and Erection 97,100.00 32,480.00 Pipe 85,100.00 29,701.00 Copper Shop ., 4,400.00 2,111.00 Facility Electric 27,400.00 16,716.00 Marine Electric .'.-¢. 19,000.00 15,361.00 Isheet Metal 28,500.00 9,336.00 IBoUermakers 27,800.00 11,009.00 iBlacksmith 3,200.00 ¢ 620.00 Ipab Shop 13,100.00 17,928.00 [Mold Loft 3,000.00 2,822.00 Ishlnfltters 199,700.00 64,202.00 iB^^^g 89,500.00 30,332.00 Ish^lWghts 37.800.00 15.928.00 iMaintenance (Carpenters) 6,900.00 4.666.00 iMaintenance (Plumbers) 3,600.00 1,333.00 jPalnt 57,200.00 34,769.00 Iweldhig 309.100.00 80,476.00 iTelding Accounting : 16,800.00 6.066.00 leavy Equipment .- 43,300.00 20,153.00 ibor 50,300.00 10,411.00 Janitor 5,500.00 1,640.00 Steel storage 6,300.00 7.666.00 Jnter-Yard Transportation 11,300.00 4,966.00 lyer-Out 19,700.00 7,660.00 Srick Ufasons 3,100.00 2.428.00 Warehouses : 16.000.00 ~ 8,429.00 Tool 13,600.00 .. 5,641.00 Cafeteria 17,400.00 ¢ ¢ ; 5,133.00 Administrative Forces 99,700.00 95,001.00 chase by J. A. Jones Construction Company 250,000.00 Additional pledge cards may be obtained from the clerk at the le Clock stations. The following Departments have exceeded their quota: 100% Departments Fab Shop Machine Shop Steel Storage WHAT WE CALL ART rStick to the Job/' ^4miral Land Urges Emphasizing the fact' that ships kre needed, and will be needed, as long as the war lasts, and into st-war years. Admiral Land, lairman of the U. S. Maritime Commission and War Shipping Administiator, recently said: "The European invasion and the Pacific battlefront need even greater production now. . Every worker must stick to his or her job until it is finished." Shipbuilding Handicapped Yet in spite of the continuing need for ships as one of the most This remarkably fine caricature is not designed to pi4>Ucise His Honor, Walter G. Cwnett, our attorney, but rather to exhilrft tine splendid work of Jack'Kneeoe, of our drafting departnent. For the duration. Jack is a busy man with the drab drawings of parts of ships and odds and ends of engineering projects. In spare time he does a caricature of a friend. critical materials of war, produc tion in shipyards is being serious ly handicapped by increased labor turnover. Post-war Jobs This labor turnover is believed partly due to the fact that work ers fail to realize the part they individually can play towards as suring themselves post-war jobs in their present positions by main taining production schedules and increasing efficiency factors which largely determine ^^ether their Company is awarded new contracts. Espe<:ially does this opportunity to insure their post-war future ap ply to employees of the J. A. Jones Construction Company (founded in 1894)which for another half century promises to have jobs for all who prove themselves />rorth their salt."


PAGE FOUR THE WAINWRIGHT LIBERATOR niLt 1, 1M4 OUR SHIPS ALSO FACED DEATH OFF FRENCH INVASION COAST The Liber^ Ships Are Invading Europe, Said Seaman Who Witnessed Cross-Channel Parade Ships built at J. A. Jones^ CcHistruction Company's Wainwright and Brunswick yards were undoubtedly among the merchant ships that, interspersed with infantry landing ships, took part in the first assault on Nazi-held France. According to press reports, so many American-built ships served in the invasion that it looked to one seamen "like the Liberty ships are Invading EunH)e." Of those ships, The New York Times reported: "Undaunted by the threat of air attacks, sea mines, surface fire, submarines or coastal batteries, they fulfilled their mission according to schedule and returned to Brittain's shores to start a shuttle service that will not end before Germany's unconditional surrender." More Ships Needed "The need tor ships has by no means ended with the invasion (of Normandy)," according to The Victory Fleet, official pubUcatlon of the IT. S. Maritime Commission, which adds: "More contracts for ships have been and will be let, for the job ahead is long and hard. The plants and yards building the Victory Fleet are depended on to keep up the good work that will assure the success of future invasions to be made by the Allies." ARMY fir NAVY /^ OFFICERS LAUD SHIPBUILDERS Merchant Shipbuilding To Be Increased Unstinted praise for the manner In which labor and management responded to the call for shipping to make invasion possible was given by James Forrestal, Secre tary of the Navy, following D-I^y, and Lt.-Oen. Brehon B. Somervell, commander of Army Service Forces, said vital supplies reached Prance "smooth as silk." Both Army and Navy men asked, however, that American workers keep it up. Some sources have indicated that all the men and material needed for the in vasion were in place before June 6, S(Mnervell said, and that the trans-Atlantic supply job would be smaller now. This is a mistake, he said, be cause the rate of expenditure of suiH>Ue8 of all sorts, ammunition, food, uniforms, will be terrific from BOW* on and suppUes must flow across the ocean in a constant stream. And the Allies wUl be obliged to feed many inhabitants of occupied countries as well for months to come. Which is why Rear Admiral Kmory S. Land, chairman of the ICaritlme Commlssim, last week emphatically stated that, instead of being cut back, the volimie of merchant shipbuilding will soon be materially increased. Swing Shift Owlets By Badge 19751 Just wmder if anyone had no ticed the great change in the Burning Dept. Tell you right now that man Lightsey is doing a swell job. One could rave aU day on the grand way he gets along with BiUTiers and Bumettes. He really gets the job done. Mrs. Hardy told us about all we need to know about our new Supt. Ryals. We know we are go ing to stand by and we know he is gofaig to enjoy this shift and the Fab Shop Burning. We missed Smith (17172) last week; glad you are back. Smith. Pop Weatherington was out last week. Says he has a new grand- baby and a swell tobacco crop. We surely missed him. He is one of our best torch Biuners. As time goes on we miss Mrs. Lightsley (Our ex-Coordinator) more and more. We hear that you are doing a swell job on the plats. Leaderman Whitchard Is proud of his crew of burners. He feels like he has the best burners on the assembly end of the Fab Shop. His crew know their business. In other words, we are working for the same cause to bring i>eace and victory for us as soon as pos sible with not a gnmibler in the whole crew. He thanks each one of his gang for their cooperation and their attendance. Let's keep the good work going, gang. TAKING OUT THE BUMPS J. R. Weoien, a shrtnker, smooths out the roo^ plaeea by ing them and then dousing tliem with cold water. This Und f weather, shrinkers have to keep ererUwtingly at their Jobs. Three Outingt' Weekly Arronged (Continued from Page 1) ture. bathing parties will be w- ganized in the housing projects. Ralph Van Fleet, new director of recreation for Panama City, will be in charge. He has arranged with the Panama City Transit Co. for busses. The Red Cross will provide the life guards and swim ming instructors. Your Labor Management Conunittee will help to defray the expenses, as there will be no charge to the youngsters. The present plan is to have the outings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The party will leave Wainwright Vard or Drum- mond Park at 9 and return at 11:30. To be sure of the time and place ask at any of the commu nity centers. Here is a real treat for our little folks. Parents have wanted to take their children to the beach, but can't get away from work and have been afraid to let them go alone. Now they will be properls supervised and be able to enjoy this beautiful beach under the best ot conditions. > f rvUy fJBL THE FXOWER OF LIBERTT What flower is this that greets the mom, Its hues from Heaven so ft bom? With burning star and band It kindles all the sunset land: Oh tell us what Its name may < Is this the Flower of liberty? It Is the banner of the free. The starry Flower of liberty. O. W. Hobnes >


njLYX, 1M4 THR WAINWRIGHT LIBERATOR PAGE FITE Fab Shop Owl Hooters By Pajne A 30-DAY SHIP IS LAUNCHED Tliese hot oppressive days when our energy seems spent, our dls- p'aU;lon abnormal, we should turn V9 thoughts to the Fab Shc^ ralow Workers. Deq>lte the heat and their heavy attire these weld ers, burners, shlpfitters, etc.. are combatting the enemy with their diligent skill and hammering, for^ ing will power. They are hacking the attack and getting producticKi How can we lose with such a pa triotic spirit? We hope and pray their zealous efforts will not be In vain. We extend our deepest sjmipa- thy to our co-workers who have lost loved aaea recently. The fam ily of D. B. Green who was called to Texas by the death of his sis ter. E. Cooper, Kay Boyd. A. S. Rikard and famiUes who lost their mothers last week. E. F. Hardlson, typist. Is on the job again after several days of Ill ness. We know you had a tough time recuperating during this in tense heat, Hardlson. but we are glad you are "on the beam" again. OraadmoUiers Did you ever stop to think or realize what an Important role the grandmothers are taking in war woiic? If she's not engaged in de fense wox^ she is knitting or roll- h^MMudages for Red Cross or t^Hng her grandchildren so that their parents may work for de fense. We should pay tribute to the grandmothers all over the world for their great work. They are hideed "brave flghthig allies." And Others J. O. Strickland Is having a try ing time this we^. Staying on the job and nursing her sister who has recently had an operation is double shift for "Strick." We wish your sister speedy recovery. Have you seen Green's TEN GALLON HAT? It's not at aU becoming Green, but It's the very thing for Ole Eling Sol In Florida We would like to thank the man agement tor the musical enter tainment during supper hour. It Is an aid to our digestion and re laxation. WE WOULD UKE TO KNOW KuMwy Agents Who are the instigators of the rumors that are traveUng all over the yard? Daily we hear runuHv regarding saUry decreases, shift changes, teimlnatioDS. etc. Why purheed to them until a bulletin ^lisued verifying these facts? T^Jke trouble makers are detri mental to the yard and the war effort and such propaganda should not be tolerated. Neither the ones who start nor those who spread such rumors should have the priv- FnuMxs Spain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spain, Birmingham, was the sponsor for the WllUam E. Dodd, our hull 49, and fastest ship to date. She is shown christening tlie ship, with her pctmd parents and Mrs. Loutee Smith, Administration area, as flower girt. but liege of being terminated pUdn-out FIRED. Jim Plyler, Labor Foreman would like for the Liberator to publish a rumor and answer col umn. (Just 'phone usextension 412and well GLADLY give you the PACTS.Ed.) Share Your liberator How many of us mi Liberator Day, pick it up, glance at it and throw it away to be trampled by the workers? There are lots of us who enjoy our paper yet fail to get one. Those that are de stroyed could be given to the fel low that really wants a Liberator. Please let's not abuse a&t paper.* If you are not interested, leave It for the other fellow. Cooperation, in this matter will be deeply ap preciated all over the yard. One ear to another: "Funny we haven't met! We Uve cm the same block."


PAGE SEC THE WAINWRIGHT LIBERATOR JULY 1. 1M4 He Put Panama City On the Gulf Largdy reopmirible for the de velopment of the area bordering St. Andrew's Bay, and securing ap propriations for connecting that sheltered deep-anchorage with the Gulf of Mexico, was J. H. DRUM- MOND for whom was named Wainwright Yard's 49th Liberty ship, launched this week with his !>widow as sponsw. Did You Ever Stop To Think It Out? BUY BOND FOR MAN IN SERVIC^E Buy a Bond For a Boy In Serv ice. . It's a sreat idea! and it's sweep- lnr the Country! Buy a Bond for a boy in Serv ice. Some of our lioys are fortu nate enough to save sizeable sums frcwn their service pay checks. Many of them will come home practically penniless, looking to their families for sustenance, un til such time as they can earn it for themselves. Many will be sick and wounded. Some will require care which can be given at home, rather than in a Hospital. Some will merely be ttred, and in need of a long pe riod of rest and quiet. Whatever they need we shall earnestly wish to provide. Why not start a nest egg for your boy. by buying extra bonds especially for him? It will give him something to tie to, imtil his earning power is restored. It will also boost his morale, to know we are fighting by his side, while he is offering his very life, for us, and for his Coimtry. Buy your Boy an Extra Bond! GREATEST OF EASE By 19751 I When you go on and on think ing just of yourself and make the statement 'T just want a chance to work," you really don't mean work, you mean fight. .. Or: "This is my own personal place to work," you can't mean that; there is a man or woman to follow you on the next shiftwho needs all the things you have to make his or her job easier. When you have made your nine hours that's not enough you must be kind to that neighbor, that work-mate of the next shift. You don't really knowyou may be the next door neighbor to that persfm the rest of your lifeor you may chance to fall in his or her footsteps. Did you ever stop to think that you are not really "over there"? Think of all the little boys who are drafted at eighteen. To think that boy may not have ever spent the night away from Momnor seen a show without saying "Dad may I go to the movies"? He hasn't even finished school yet that boy can't be selfish. He can't say this is mine, you have yours ,over there. He can't come to good old Wainwright Yard and make 4<4> prices doing anything. He can't save for the time to come for aU those childhood dreams- he is gohig to warhe is going to fight so that we may go on be ing selfish if we choose. Did you ever stop to think of all the Dads over theresome who will not know baby when he gets back? Fellow workers, let us try each day to lend a helping hand to some one just little things make the heart grow fonder| Bring your neighbor's groceries from the storebring those ba bies next door a piece of ice their parents may not have a car or a chance to go get it. Be pletis- ant and kind to those you dislike that person may sometime do something great for youmay pull you over the hill in time of need. Even a dog is a man's best friendyou can beat a dog for some little thing that you know he knows not to do, and when you whistle for him he comes wagging his tail, happy to forgive and still be your best friend ... or didnt you ever stop to think? First Aid Fiddlin's By L. G. & Associates On June 19, the Pre-placement Examination Dept., with Dr. Ed mund Myers in charge, opened its doors. Besides Dr. Myers there are three nurses Miss Parker, Mrs. Bemdt, and male nurse Mr. Har- rah to cover the job of examining an average of 60 people a day. 0 Dnve Marshall, rigger, balances himself on a davit on which he is doing some woriL Mrs. Montgomery is in charge of the clerical work. On May 20, Dr. F. Rodman Lan- don came to us from Charlotte, N. C. Dr. Landon is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Dal las, Texas. He has just completed his intemeship at Charlotte Me morial Hospital. Dr. Thomas A. Mann joined our staff on May 27. He comes from Engelhard, N. C, and is a grad uate of the University of Mary land. Both doctors were sorely needed to augment the regular staff, maimed by Dr. C. W. Shackelford, Medical Director, Dr. Kerr, and Dr. Myers; and both have already proven of valuaUe assistance in relieving the burden of our hard working Medical Director. Iliis seems a good time to draw attention to the good job the Clerical Dept. has been doing at First Aid. The C. D., under the: supervision of Margaret Pippin, has set up a new niunerical sys-' tem of medical records in which patients' records are listed by file number instead of by name. (At tention patients: Please don't lose your white slip with your file num ber on it.) Assisting Margaret Pippin in doing a good Job are: Hilda Cal houn, Bill Sarratt, Betty Bassett, Florine Yohn, Leila Harris, Ruth rfolloway, and Dorothy Blacklock and Naomi Curtis from the Sub station. The C. D. (usually re-1 ferred to as the Clerical Dept.) [ should perhaps be renamed Cu pid's Dept., since there seems to be an epidemic of engagement rings prevalent. A nice kind of epidemicover which Dr. "Shack" says he has no control! Last week we welcomed a, from Claude D. Harrell, Adjuster frwn the Birmingl Branch Office of the Travelers Insurance Company. Mr. Harrell was pleased to find things run ning so smoothly in the Business] Office. ngMm


JULY 1, 1M4 THE WAINWRIGHT UBBBATOR PAGE SEVEN TIME ARRIVES TO GUARD AGAINST HOT WEATHER ILLS (3 Doctor Discusses Types and Precautionary Hethods By Lewis T. BenneU, M.D., F.A.C.S. ^L In the hot weather many peo ple experience various disorders as a result of exposiu*e to too much heat. The type of resultant dis order depends on several factors as follows: general physical con dition which includes race, sex, age, and previous illness, habits and indulgences. There are three relatively dis tinct types of disorder, although the first may be considered a mild variety of Uie second. 1. Heat cramps are painful muscular spasms resulting from excess loss of salt in sweat due to excess exiJosure to heat while do ing heavy muscular work. These can be prevented by taking enough salt along with drinking water to balance the salt loss in sweating. 2. Heat prostration or heat ex haustion follows a more extreme upset in the salt and fluid balance of the blood plus a disturbance in the heat regulating mechanism due to excessive exposure to heat and humidity. One of our means of dissipating heat from the body is by evaporation and this is less when the hmnidity is high. Al coholic indulgence is said to dim inish the efficiency of the hea egulating center in the brain and us be a factor in bringing heat exhaustion on sooner. This con dition may occur suddenly or it can develop over a period of days depending upon the severity of the surroimding condition of heat and humidity and salt loss. Symp toms are headache, dizziness, las situde, staggering gait and exces sive dryness of the skin associ ated with rapid respiration and frequent desire to urinate with the history of excessive exposure to heat). When collapse occurs the skin is pale, cold, clammy and moist, and the pulse is weak and rapid. Temperature may be nor mal or below or possibly slightly elevated. There are usually pain ful muscular cramps. Recovery from mild attacks is usually rapid but more severe cases may lead to unconsciousness, coma or delirium. 3. Sunstroke is the most severe condition resulting from excessive exposure to heat. It is character ized by headache or severe chest pain, dizziness, restlessness, in tense thirst, nausea, mental excite ment, eye and ear disturbances, flushed face, rapid full pulse, hot skin and temperatures from 105 to 110 and resultant coma. This condition may result in permanent mental disturbances. Treatment includes measure to reduce tem perature. This is a very serious condition and should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible, as death may easily result. The reason for outUning the above conditions is to show the se riousness of their nature and how they can interfere with one's abil ity to work. The preventive measures are simple and really are only an application of common sense in the matter of eating, drinking and clothing, plus the use of salt tablets to offset salt loss. The symptoms of excessive heat exposure are easily enough recog nized in the early stages and there should be no excuse for the devel opment of the more serious com plications in this yard. MANICURING A CAT YOUR DROP CORD #' That drop cord looks harmless and it is if handled properly. It carries 110 volts, and brother, that is enough electricity to kill you. One man has already lost his life at Wainwright because he at tempted to repair his drop cord. Only a week ago another man was rendered unconscious by the "sting" of 110. volts in his drop cord. Had it not been for the ef forts of a fellow worker who ad ministered artificial respiration that worker could have lost his life. He attempted to change a bulb with the current on, the bulb broke and those two copper fangs' in the bulb "stung" him ust like the fangs of a dead rat tlesnake. Death comes quicker from electricity than from the rat tlesnake bit. Don't think it can't happen to you. Tfie Mobile Register carried an ariicle on the front page of the June 15th issue telling about Mr. Walter Cone, a welder at Ala- t>ama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company being electrocuted by 110 volts carried in his drop cord. The bulb was broken and those two copper "fangs" did the job. Mr. Cone had been at Addso since August, 1942. He left behind him a wife, three small daughters and a son in the U. S. Navyall be cause of a simple little drop cord. We need you at Wainwright, but that family needs you a lot more than Wainwright needs you. Don't attempt repair of that drop cord. Call an electrician that's his job. F. F. Yearsley. Safety Director "Know what the ceiling said to the four walls?" "N(H)e." "Hold me up, boys, I'm plaster ed." This one ba4 to have its walking equipment fixed and the heavy equipment mtm have the track off and are giving it the once-over. They are, front, left to right: E. B. McLeod, F. J. Dillard, C. Jacksoi^. J. W. Ricks. Rear: Tommy Jordan and J. E. Thompson. Merchant Seamen Are D-Doy Heroes D-Day would not have been pos sible withput the Merchant Ma rine. Now that the long-awaited day is history and great Alhed forces have been landed in France, it is permitted to indicate the part played by these intrepid civilians whose deeds for the most part have gone unsung. Probably it is not generally realized that the Merchant Marine has the largest ratio of casualties of Emy branch of the services, and many of the names on the list are not classified "wounded" or "miss ing." They were those of the men whose grave is the sea. The whole picture of the mer chant marine's heroic deeds will not be available for some time be cause of security. Working side by side with the British merchant navy and the Allied fleets, the American merchant marine has reached a new peak of glory, and into this latest venture it has brought all the hard-earned ex perience of such historic episodes as the African landings EUid the bitterly fought Arctic nms to Russia. Ships Without Ports For weeks before D-Day hun dreds of meri^ant ships which had been diverted from their regular runs for the invasion service roam ed the waters near the British Isles without a port to come to. They wefe kept outside so the enemy would not see any great ship concentration at any prin cipal port. At the prearranged time they rendezvoused, picked up their priceless cargo and sailed for France. . The ships that went to Prance were of every conceivable type of transport. Some were former luxury liners that even confirmed 'round-the-world travelers would no longer recognize. Others were no larger than good-sized barges or seagoing tugs. But most were new, the internationally known Liberty ships, designed to meet the needs of the war. It is a long call since 1819, when the Savannah, the flrst steam-pro pelled merchantman made a jour ney from the United States to England, but that was the begin ning of what is now the backbone of one of the world's greatest war efforts. ... The New York Times. Wife"What do you mean by getting in at this hour?" Hubby"'SaU right, m'love* I Just hurried home 'cause I thought you might be lonesome, but I shee jrour twin shister's stay ing with you." A sadder and a wiser man. He rose the morrow mom^ S. T. Coleridge.


PAGE EIGHT THE WAINWRIGHT UBCSATOR JULY 1. 1M4 Congress Praises Shipping Industry and Merchantmen "Every American can view the program of merchantship con struction and operation with patriotic pride. Both rank high among the outstanding accom plishments of the war. The the aters of the war are far from our own shores. "ITie transportation of our armies and their suppUes and the shipment of suppUes to our fighting allies all over the world has been and still is a Her- culean task. "Its magnitude is almost incap able of visualization or conception but the job is being done and great credit is due to Admiral Land and his associates who are doing the planning and directing, to the shipping industry which is fully cooperating, to the courage ous seagoing force which is oper ating the fleet, and to the large shore persramel which is loading, repairing, and provisioning the ships."^Report of the Committee on Apprcvriations on National War Agencies Appropriation Bill, 1945 (House of Representatives) Maritime Activity Reports. FAMOUS SONGS Keep the home fires burning, While your hearts are yearning. Though yoiu- lads are far away They dream of home. There was I, waiting at the church, waiting at the church, waiting at the church. When I found he'd left me in the lurch. Lo, how it did upset me! All at once he sent me round a note, there's the very note, this is what he wrote, Can't get away to marry you to day My wife won't let me. | Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! the boys are marching. Cheer up, comrades, they will come. And beneath the starry flag We shall breathe the air again Of the free land in our beloved home. I Over there, over there, send the word, send the word over there! IBiat the Yanks are coming, the I Yanks are coming. The drums rum-rum-tumming ev'ry where; So prepare, say a prayer, send the word, send the word to be ware! Well be over, we're coming over, And we won't be back till it's over, over there. "UNIONMELT" HIGHLIGHTS By Hasid Phillips The Swing Shift Crew report a swell time, and oodles of fim had by all, on their deep-set fishing trip. Couldn't begin to repeat all of their flsh tales, but heard a cer tain person say that If she Uves to be an old, old i>er8on, she will never forget how "Sea Sick" she was. She does boast of pulling in a twenty-two pounder. When relating the Incident to a fellow worker on the day shift, he repUed. "That's nothing. I once pulled a lantern out of the river, and it was still burning." She: "I find that mighty hard to beUeve." Fellow Worker: "AU right then; you take 10 pounds off your flsh, and I'U blow out the lantern." Did we hear someone say "Let's go fishing?" Say Gang! How about letting us in on the "gossip" during the noon lunch hour. Maybe those past, present and future experi ences of yours are Just the thing needed to help you forget that the heat wave is on, or maybe it is "Who can teU the biggest one." If so, is there a prize? Take it from here^Leaderman, swing shift (Technician) says that the correct way to speU his name is Bur(cheU) but could be "sheU" Uke hi BombsheU to HiUer and Tojo. Ihat reminds us of the Rou manian Of fleer. Here it is: The scene is a train compart ment in Roumania. The charac ters: a German of fleer, a Roiunan- ian of fleer, an old lady, and an attractive girl. The train enters a tunnel. Tlie passengers heard flrst a kiss, then a vigorous slap. ¢Die train emerges into the Ught again. Everyone remains sUent, but the German offlcer has a black eye. ITie old lady thinks: "What a- good girl she is, such good man ners, such flne moral character." The girl tWnks: "Isn't it odd that the (3erman tried to kiss the old lady and not me?" The German thinks: "That Rou manian is a smart feUow he steals a kiss and I get hit." The Roumanian thinks: "I am a briUiant feUow. I kiss the back of my hand, hit a Gehnan offlcer, and get away with it." JUST A PICTURE R. H. Hansen, left, and C. E. Jones, shipfitiers on Hull 48, hap pened to get in the way of our roving cameramao, Andy McKcnsie, and he snamed this Just to sliow wliat shlpfitters look like. Two of our employees in the "Unionmelt" department haU from Texarkana, Texas. It is interest ing to note that this is where the CiviUan "D Day" Idea orighiated. With one foot in Arkansas and one foot in Texas, Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, on June 12. told the largest crowd Free Liberators for Two More Fighters Gladly have we added to our free 'subscription' list the names of two ex-employees now in the lighting services. One at them was S 2/c Herman M. Smith ("C" Dlv., U.S.S. Ault. D.D. 698care Fleet Post Office, New York) who wrote us, under date of June 18: "I would appreciate very much getting a copy of the 'Liberator' from you that I might keep up with aU my friends in the yard. "I want to take this opportunity to wish your staff, and the yard every success. I was an Instruc tor undeBiU Comer, Director in the Training Divisicm before join- hig the Navy." T' i^^ ort^V ever to assemble in Texarkana that the natim has "just begim to fight." The event was the Southwest War Bond Premier. A dozen movie stars performed wi^h Orson WeUes, dominating the show. The radio show was cU- maxed by an address by President Roosevelt who was tuned in from Washington. Before midnight had closed, the greatest day in this city's history, the prominence of Secretary Mor genthau, the genius of Orson WeUes and a lot of hard work on the part of Texarkanians and the Treasury Department had made this city a red hot spot on the map of the United States. AU of us are a part of this big Our other new 'subscriber' former 'Liberator' reporter P( C. Myers (ASN 34912035, Co. B, 7th Bn.. 2nd Reg., Fort McClellan, Ala.), who penned the foUowlng to "aU the gang" here: "This is just a letter from a leUow-worker, who is now a Pri- v^ate In the Army of our fine Country. "I am in the Infantry and I am very proud to be one of the so- caUed 'Q. I. Joes' or 'HeU Busters', you hear so much about 'I would like very much to be back in the yard as an Expediter for the Deck House Assembly (Seq. 49 & 55). Iliose were the good 'ole days. I have been here for 17 weeks and up untU about 2 or 3 weeks ago I got the 'Liber ator.' Someone was sending it to my wife and she would send it on to me. She does not get it now, so I don't get any news of you In the yard and I would like to hear from you. "I hope BUI Plythe prints this so you wlU aU know that I think of you, and the part you are play ing in the great effort before us. "May God speed jrou along. "P. S. It is so dark I can't see and that is the reason for the mis-j takes. We can't have lights oui hereit's (tacUcal.)" h show and can continue being a part by buying more and more WAR BONDS,


JULY 1. 1944 THE WAINWRIGHT UBERATOR Burning Sensations By Madge Hardy ^ The travograph has been doing 'splendid work for the past few weeks and lots of it," says Asst. Stipt. Chitwood of the Lay Out Dept., who gives E. C. Page, (q>er- ator, a great deal of credit for this. Asst Supt. Smitherman says Page is the best operator we have ever had, and we're not forget ting Linda Hollls and Mamie Clark, tracers. Mamie has been on travograph since September, 1942, and beUeves she knows al most as much about its mechanism as most old timers did their Model Ts, and that was usuaUy remark able. We are glad to have Ruby Head back in the Fab Shop after an ab sence of two months whUe she was on "lease-lend' to the boUer shop. Ruby was the flrst woman in the yard to become a hand bmner. Soldier of Production Mr. Lambly, Binning Sxipt. on the day shift, wishes (along with the rest of us) to congratulate M. W. Bryan (1453), who has worked in this yard approximately ten and one-half months and missed only one day. That was when his baby was bom. Before coming to Wainwright Yard he orked nine years at Southern t Paper MUl. During that whole time he had one three-day leave, and that was for sickness. Mr. Bryan is now a lead erman over burners in the shops at the wet dock, and Mr. Lambly says that he feels safe in saying that Mr. Bryan is not only one of the best burning leadermen, but one of the best leadermen in the whole yard In any trade COPUl ^^orki ^feraf Some of the Pipe Department aces proudly pose for picture with four ships worth of pipe all ready for installation. In the back row are Jer for this week. Though, as time goes by and "Yours truly" becomes more expe rienced as a reporter, we won't beg, plea or offer any excuses. (Maybe.) ITiis is not only my flrst opportunity to report news for the good ole Pipe Shop but my first experience as a reporter. Please, don't anybody criticize. By now you are probably, and more than likely wondering who "We" new members are. Let us introduce ourselves. We are the Pipe Shop Persoimel, and a flne bunch we are. Each week. we'U introduce a few of our gang, so that you'U be more familiar with us. This week, we take pleasxire in introducing our Fabricators of the 2nd shift. Leaderman H. B. But ler is doing a flne job and bou quets to you and your menname ly: M. W. Rogers, J. F. Lunsford, T .J. Lunsford, and R. T. CarroU, aU flrst-class Pipefitters. For ap prentices, we have: Q. Burnes. J. R. MiUer, C. C. Eakins, O. Gam ble, W. C. Smith and C. C. For rester. We're not forgetting our two backers in this crew, T. D. Norris and H. R.* Owens, and we say that if you don't think they work, we'U just let you try It a whUe. Of course, we'U have to present M. T. Greenoiu- "boss" of the 2nd shift, and a very good one. ITie ones whose names -haven't been mentioned yet aren't forgot ten, so don't fret, we'U get around to you. Just keep up the good work, aU of you. Now, this hot weather is "aw ful," and we dont get ice every day, but you cant puU anjrthing on us. Take a lo(A at our new water cooler in the offlce. The Pipe Shop has picked up speed unUl we have the pipe fab ricated for approximately 6 hulls ahead. Iliat means about 20% gain in the last 30 days. TTie Pipe Shop personnel, tmder the leadership of C. E. Anderson, votes a card of thanks to Tom Culp, Supt. of Maintenance Ma chinist, auid his able crew for the sand Inking machine, rearrange ment of monOraU carrier, and hot bending slabs, aU are tremendous time-savers. Pipe Shop Editor, Drunk (to bartender)'Hey. glmmie a horse's neck." Second Drunk"Ginune a horse's taU. Dere'sh no use killing two horses. I expect that wonum wiU be the last thing civilized by man. George Meredith. When the candles are out aU wemen are fair.^Plutarch. "Shay, buddie, call me a cab, wUl yuh?" "Sorry, Fm not the doorman, rm an Air Corps officer." "O. K. CaU me a plane, Gotta get home." Inexperienced Northerner "Colonel,-is there any cure for a snake bite except whiskey?" Colonel Gore"Who cares?" Here's to woman! Would that we could faU into her arras with out falling into her hands.^Am brose Bierce.


SAGE TEN THE WAINWRIGHT LIBERATOR JULY 1, 1944 1 > r 3 TOO-Percenters In Welding Accounting By: Carolyn Lassett Weather forecast for next week: the same as last week more or less only more so. At any rate it wiU be better than no weather at aU. Mr. J. P. Elmore has made an outstanding record in this de partment both in attendance and work. Just a few weeks ago Mr. Elmore was taken ill with pneu monia from which he recovered and came back to work, and three days later developed mumps. He is decidedly of the opinion that everythings happens at once. We are hoping he'll soon be able to be back to work and pick up his record where he left off. Got a "thank you" note from Edna McCrory today in appreci ation of the wedding gift. Wish you'd come by to see us some times, Edna. After having worked here eight een 'months, Mrs. Edenfleld sud denly made a mistake in her badge number and almost missed getting her check. 'Ed," you'd better do a Uttle studying before next Fri day and learn it is 12546 and not 12542. Moe: "How'd your uncle die, Joe?" Joe: "He feU through some scaffolding." Moe: "That's too bad^what was ^^he doing up there?" Joe: "Being hanged!" Aldah Scarborough leaves us today and later plans to join her husband in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. We'd like to call to your atten tion the enviable record of Sudie Scarborough employed November 30, 1943. During this time she has been neither late nor absent. Also to be commended is Vera Mae Terry employed January 11, 1944 and from that time has a perfect record. Remember folks, the more marching we do to the bond win dow^ the quicker Johnnie can come marching home. '.Tor it ain't the individual. Nor the Army as a whole. But the everlasting teamwork. Of every bloomin' soul." Have you heard of the man who made his living by buying up old wells and sawing them up and selling them to the telephone com pany for post holes? "Seen Jones 'bout here 'n the lash hour an' half?" "Yes, he was here." "Ja notice whether I was with hin^" TOUGH GUYS, BUT LISTEN . W. L. Maxwell and C. Patterson, of the Rigging Loft, look like hard boys wlien working around anchor chains and maybe they are, but tliere is another side of the story. Watch "Pat," for instance, dolling up a champagne bottle for a launching, and his buddy threading a needle, and you get a dif ferent idea about these efficient employees. Could This Be You? Better a witty fool than a fool ish wit.Shakespeare. You didn't throw that switch did you? No one would if they gave the matter a little simple thought. There are a few men in this coimtry who are paid large fees for throwing a switch that snuffs out a life, but that is after the law has taken its course. UntU that time even the professional ¦ and duly appointed electrocutionist has no legal right to "snuff out" a life. When he performs his legal duty it is most solemn and serious and even then, only after much study and preparation. Yes, the taking of a life, even after due process of law, is a most difficult act and there are few people who desire to imdertake such a task, regardless of the cir cumstances. There isn't anyone in Wain wright Yard who desires to be come an Electrocutionist, how ever someone WUl be so classified if he throws that switch without thinking what he is doing. When that switch has been pulled and that RED WARNING CARD has been attached to it, NO ONE EX CEPT THE PERSON WHO PLAC ED THE CARD SHOULD CLOSE THE SWITCH. That Red Warning Card has *)een placed on the switch to clearly indicate that the line is being worked on, yes, an electri cian is working on a line that he has been instructed to repair in order that you might work. He has rendered the line "dead," fiil- ly knowing that he cannot repair a "hot line" without endangering his life. He knows electricity is deadly and he doesn't want to die any more than you do, hence he takes every precaution to protect your life as well as his own. WHEN YOU DISREGARD THAT RED WARNING CARDAND CIjOSE THAT SWITCH, you may electrocute an innocent man or a close friend. Just put yoiu-self in that elec trician's shoes. How woxUd you like to be working on a 220 line, one you had cut off, then sudden ly the current flashes through the line. You might not live to know what happened. When an electrician finds a line that has been cut off and tagged with that RED WARNING CARD he wouldn't think of closing that switch untU he found the man who cut it off and made certain that no one could be injured by closing the switch. Why should anyone want to deliberately take a life by throwing a switch that has been "pulled and tagged?" The electrician who pufled that switch and tagged it wiU remove it when the job is flnished. HE IS THE ONLY MAN WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THAT SWITCH AND HE WILL THEN REMOVE THE RED WARNING CARD. Just remember this article and you will never have such an acci dent placed in your lap. It would be mighty disturbing to know that you, through a careless act, took a father away from a dependent wife and Uttle chUdren. Remem ber, they love him, they need him. Just as your wife and chUdren love and need you. DON'T THROW THAT SWITCH! ^F. F. Yearsley, Safety Director. I wish I hadn't broke that dish, I wish I was a movie-star, I wish a lot of things, I wish That life was like the movies are. A. P. Herbert


JULY 1, 1944 THE WAINWRIGHT LIBERATOR PAGE ELEVEN Downstairs In Administration BEGINS THIRD YEAR \^ %>w that this little column has been started, whacha' say we keep it going? Just take all your writ ings down to Mr. Flythe's Offlce they'U malce it printable. . We surely do miss the smUing coimtenance of Mrs. Marie Wilson you know she used to be on our floor. . weU she's fixed up with a private offlce and all, down on the yard (almost) . but the "committee meetings" are stUl be ing held . that's right, same place? . How about this Stenographer's Poolwe've had so many good gals back there that everybody wants to borrow them . makes the work more Interesting, tho . then, too, up around the mimeo graph room there is a new face every time you go up there . well almost every time you go up there, or maybe you don't go up there? By glancine around every Monday morning it's plain to see ¢whose been to the beachlooks like Renee Smith might blister.. hope not tho. Have any of you ever gone to Personnel for the picnic lunches? t^re fun, they even give floor : ^Sonnie and Ina Mae have a niost imusual dance they give! Very entertaining . Have any of you been suffering from the heat ... we are kinda mixed up because we can't decide which is causing the most suffering the heat or the cokesone week we had ice, no cokes . next week we had cokes, no ice . oh weU, maybe next week can get cokes suid ice! Hope so. Did you know that if you lost a flleof any kindthat you can go and ask Bemice to see if she can find it and the first place she wiU go is to the Judge's flies? WeU-1-1-1-1 no, she doesn't always flnd what you want, but she does flnd some things she wants! WeU, guess anybody can tell that this column was written by a per son who never tried to write a column but if any of you can think up something better it wiU be greatly appreciated. Let's see if we can't work up a little enthusi asm and write as good a column as the other folks do. BUI Fox, right, General Superintendent of the Boiler Shop, is beginning his third year bne he calls in Commander J. C. Cobb of the Coast Guard and J. B. McBride, a superintendent, for impromptu observation of the occasion. Fore 'n' After News .^ The best one we've heard lately \(^ about a fellow who came Into Wl/udge's offlce wanting a re icTle. Judge: "And what's your trou ble, son?" Fellow: "I want a release." Judge: "On what grounds?" Fellow: 'Tm just plum wore out." By Billie Deal Yep, we have some more news about that beauty contest that Is going between Pat Brown and Jes sie Hester. At the present time the girls are nmning neck smd neck, each trying to outlo

PAGE TWELVE THE WAINWRIGHT LIBERATOR JULY 1, 1944 Plumbing Shop Gossip By: "Rubygee" Barnard It aU (the name) goes together, so might as weU sign it that way. VstiU think the Chinese have the right idea about naming the chU dren. Just call them by a "milk" name untU they get old enough to name themselves. We're glad to see "SmaUfry" back. The name on his employ- j ment card reads M. E. Guthrie. Welcome home, SmaUfry. Production Replacements Got a lot of new folks in our bunch nowR. L. DeVore, D. G. Kent, C. C. Mashbum, RueU Mathis, B. W. Segars, W. L. GU- leland and C. G. Rundle. When Uncle takes a handful we gotta scatter 'round and dig up more men. We were mighty sorry to lose J. N. Nicholswas in his sev enties and a gaUant soul; we cer tainly miss him. GoUee, I gotta hurry and get this thing written so I can get out of this oven and go outside. Tve timed myself on getting indoors at the third (automatic) ring I'm here, so just give me time. When I phone I wait about ten rings before I give up. And if someone can tell me why our "offlcial" de grees are taken atop the highest building the town affords, instead of down where we poor mortals beweU, gee whizI just don't see it at aU. Why? 100-Percenters Plus rleckon the Plant Protection Corps are (or is?) too busy look ing after u^o get a column in but we found something mighty interesting about one of their numberSgt. A. J. Grundin has been with Wainwright twenty-five months without an absence. Now that's what we call an excellent record. Also very interesting is the fact that Sgt. Grundin's baby son is the seventh generation of the only son of an only son. Rip ley should have that. His badge number is way back when 524, you might say Wainwright Yard cut its teeth on his badge. The Plumbing Shop stars for at tendance include twenty-six weelcs without an absenceA. L. Kimbrough and J. Z. Thompson. Twenty-flve weeks each for "P(W)" J. D. Edwards and J. S. Woods. Twenty-foiu- weeks for J. C. Barnes and twenty-three weeks perfect attendance for J. D. Courtney. WiU you look at that? all but one man has a "J" in his initials. Odd maybe they just naturally get here better. By-the-way, this at tendance means consecutive weeks. There are a lot more weeks of no absences for these men, but a week slips in every now and then when| they don't make six or more days. I 'i I Lake father, Uke son, they've always said. If that's any indi cation, O. K. Loftin's young son, Jimmie, will be a fisherman what is a fisherman. He's three years J old and caught his first 'hish"! last week. Little fellow had one| too big to land, so Poppa O. K. hauled it in. Jimmie's little' shining face mirrored till we're fighting for. Then Andy Ledbetter's attrac tive daughter had her first crush. She's attending Vacation Bible School and a yoimg man passed and said"What's cookin', Good- lookin'?" She is flve, he is six. WanU Dog? Wanta dog? Maybe seven dogs! Huh? "Sport," a three-year-old thoroughbred bird dog, has six puppies (their poppa is an aire- dale). They are four weeks old (flve by the time you read thisd colored white and tan; three males in the litter. They belong to Mr. Joyner, the "rat killer", and he says he'll seU 'em, if he can't seU, he'll trade, and if he can't trade he'll give 'em away. Who could ask for more? See him just back of the Maintenance Plumbing Shop (our place.) Our whole gang seems to be trying to go back to childhood. There's a metal frame buUt out side the office and between caUs the feUows go out and skin cats and turn various somersaults over the bars. And were they sore the next day? Couldn't lift a fork without a grimace. ^ "Jack be nimble, Jack be qiUck; Jack Jumped over The candle stick" (Nursery Rhyme) Jack was nimble But he wasn't quick; He landed smack on The candle stick. Jack was sizzling Under a Wainwright sun; His feet on hot steel Were cooked quite done Jack took off Down a gantry track; He Jumped in the Bay d And hasn't come back. FinisJack Workers Here Win A Seaman's Praise British Isles May 25. 1944 Dear Editor: I take great pride in expressing my appreciation for the weekly copies of the 'Liberator.' I enjoy it very much, it makes me feel almost as if I am still there pitching, too. I helped bulk' your first ship, the "E. Kirbx Smith." Worked on her in the docks till she weis almost ready to sail when I left for the Navy in February 1943. I haven't seen her since, but feel sure she is still doing her bit and more, for the men and women of Wainwright must build the fin est of ships. The employees of Wainwright should feel honored to work at one of the south's best ship yards. So I wish to say, "keep building more and better ships and we to gether wiU lick the Nazis." ^fl^ Royce G. Scarborough, CM^H 81st U. S. Navy, c/o Fleet Post Office, New York. No matter how many members of a family may be employed here, each is requested to fill out one of the forms below and let us have it just as soon as possible please! (Tear off here) How Many Members of Your Family Are in the ^Services' ? (Give Just the number in each branch, NOT their names) Your Name (Mr., Mrs., Miss?) Badge No Dept ^ Shift. ChUdren imder 18 Home town Number of: Coast Guard Merchant Marine Anny Guard Marines Marine Navy Sons in ¢ Daughters in Brothers in Sisters in ¢ OrandchUdren in Husband in Wife hi Parents In (Auxiliary Services are hicluded. WAVES, for example, come under the Navy heading; WACs under Army, etc.) If any of these relatives are missing, wounded, prisoners of war, deceased, or have received citations, please indicate the fact briefly here (or (Hi a separate sheet and attach it): FUl in, tear out, and drop in Suggestion Box in front of Cafeteria or maU, if you prefer, to: The Wainwright Liberator. J. A. Jones Construction Co., Inc., Wainwright Yard, Panama City, Florida. ^


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