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The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 16

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Three features on employee contributions to workplace efficiency and inventiveness; an article urging more employees to present suggestions for methods to save time and materials; a feature and photos of a model of a tanker on display at the Swan Island Field Office School; an article about an underground tube at the Vancouver Shipyard that transports utilities throughout the yard; an article about the expansion of vocational schools available to employees and how to enroll; photos and descriptions of the types of classes available; employee "news and views"; an article about courses available to shipyard employees at Reed College, and Portland University; a feature on upgraded Air Raid alarms and radio facilities; a note about news circulating about ships being sunk; a dictionary of common shipyard employee slang terms and their meanings; an article about the rising number of women workers at the shipyard and the jobs they hold.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 17

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Article describing production records and awards received by the Oregon Shipyard; Photos and description of air ventilation systems in use around the shipyard; an article about the services and amenities at Hudson House dormitories and Hospital in Vancouver; Employee "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; a description of expanded ferry transportation service; an brief piece on "Shipyard Slang"; Photographs and descriptions of the assembly and plate shops on Swan Island; a notice from the Red Cross about blood donation; an illustration of "War Fashions for Feminine Safety"; an article titled "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on ship keels; employee contributions.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 18

Employee newsletter for the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation. "Star of Oregon Anniversary Edition"; Contents include: An article titled "Progress and Production" reflecting on the year of work at the shipyards and the future growth; Charts and employment figures for the three shipyards, wage tables, and description of the fiscal impact the shipyard has on the state economy; photographs and article about production records; an article and photo series titled "Men and Women, Machines and Steel: Build the Ships that Must Win the War"; Photographs and a description of the history of Vancouver and the Vancouver Shipyard; photographs and a description of the Swan Island Shipyard; an article titled "Ladies in Overalls" including a description of the work women did around the shipyards, photos of women at work, and a wage table; Description of transportation option available for the shipyards; description of housing available to shipyard employees and growth of housing needs; chart of new public housing construction projects in the Portland and Vancouver area with photographs; Photographs and descriptions of various safety precautions and services; an article about multiple insurance plans available to employees; article titled "America's Finest Industrial Hospital at Vancouver"; description of vocational training available to employees; an article about War Bonds; call for idea submissions and a brief description of the history of the Bo's'n's Whistle.

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The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 19

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article titled "Hot Ship" describing the record breaking construction and delivery of the Joseph N. Teal in 13 days 23 and a half hours, beating the previous record by half. Includes a series of photographs documenting construction and the launch; and article promoting the purchase of war bonds; Employee "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; an article titled "New Safety Building and Field Hospital of Oregon Shipworkers" describing new consolidated first aid services for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation; An article titled "Tankers Grow at Swan Island"; An article describing the consolidation of employee services such as vocational training, housing, transportation and counseling services and where to go for services at each shipyard; "How Liberty Ships are Built" featuring the inner bottom sections of Liberty Ships; a listing of upcoming ship sponsors, and a comic; Photo on the back cover of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a car on with Henry Kaiser on his visit to the shipyards.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 20

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "After the War, What?" from an address by Henry J. Kaiser; "Mystery Ship" about the secretive construction of ATL Tank Landing Vessel at the Vancouver Shipyard; "K-6 Brings 468 Workers to Vancouver from New York"; An article about the Swan Island dormitories; an article title "Time is Our Only Weapon" urging workers against time wasting; Employee "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" featuring bulkhead installations; an article titled "Shipyard Fashion Preview" talking about the reaction of the story "War Fashions for Feminine Safety" and new wardrobe options for female employees; an article titled "Rumor"; an article about the transportation ferries which were acquired from San Francisco area and refurbished to provide transport to and from the shipyards; an short article encouraging carpools; a suggestion card; and other notes to employees.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 21

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "No. 1 Tanker" about the launch of the S.S. Schenectady the first tanker launched from Swan Island Shipyard; A photo essay about the construction of the Schenectady title "Toil, Sweat, and Whiskers"; "Here are the Facts about Gasoline Rationing for shipyard workers"; Lost and found notices, and updated shift schedules at all three shipyards; Employee "News and Views of the three shipyards"; an article titled "Number, Please!" about shipyard switchboard operators; photos from the Welderette's Masquerade Ball; "Keep Fit!" about avoiding illness and dressing appropriately for climate; announcement of a contest to write a song and description of the prizes; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on Frames and Shell Plating; other notes to employees and a chart of Liberty Ship production times over the course of 1942.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 22

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "Mystery Ship is Launched in 71 1/2 hours"; advertisements for war bonds; an article about the receipt of a star on the merit flag given by the U.S. Maritime Commission; an article titled "Whiskers Measures Tanker Progress" about a beard growing competition; Employee "News and Views of the three shipyards"; "New Rulings on Changing Jobs" with clearance procedures; "New Apparel for Women Workers"; "Homes for War Workers as Oregon's Second Largest City Takes Shape" about the construction of Vanport describing housing options, pricing, and amenities; "How Liberty Ships are Built" featuring keeps and stern frames; Description of welding rod salvage procedures; a Thanksgiving message to employees.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 23

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "Second Front, Labor Management Committee Speeds Program on Ideas"; war bond progress; "Here's what Oregon's 100 Liberty Ships Mean"; "Short Order Shipyard" about ship prefabrication; "Swan Island Shaves" photos and cartoons relating to a beard growing competition at the Swan Island Shipyard; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "Bachelor City" about new facilities being constructed at the Hudson House dormitory; "Dormitory 'D' Comes Back" about the fire and reconstruction of the dormitory; "Does it Matter what a Shipyard Worker Eats?" with images and description of ideal nutrition practices; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on ship boilers; "Three Yard Scorecard" and employee news.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 02, Number 24

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: An article about holiday festivities at the shipyards, including fundraising for sick and injured employees; "The Last Voyage of the Star of Oregon" describing the sinking of the first ship constructed at the Oregon Shipyard; an article about fire prevention and tanker construction; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; a section about the Vancouver shipyard, the "Mystery Ships" constructed there, and the Northern Permanente Hospital; "How to Keep from Catching Colds" public service announcement; "How Liberty Ships are Built" about the "second deck" interior portions of the ships; "Three Yard Scorecard" and list of song contest winners.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 01

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Updates from each shipyard, Swan Island - "Another Tanker Launched -- One Delivered", Vancouver - "First of New Libertys Launched in 42 Days", Oregon - "Honors Scrap Drive Winners from Seven States in New Record Breaking Launchings" with photos and "3-Yard Launch Scorecard"; "Colors for Safety"; winter safety messages; Tax preparation information, with examples, charts, and descriptions for state and federal filing; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; Description of the outcome of the "Help-a-Buddy Drive" to aid wounded service men; An article about tonnage classifications and definitions; an article about recreation facilities at Hudson House dormitory; "It's a Man's World .. or is it!" profiling the rise of women workers on each shipyard, the types of jobs they hold, and the shortage of facilities necessary to accommodate women as a larger percentage of the workforce; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on ship engines, noting that engines were built by two Portland companies, Iron Fireman, and Willamette Iron & Steel; articles about the Sheet Metal Shop, and profiles of shipyard receptionists.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 02

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: an article about absenteeism at each shipyard and short profiles of three employees with perfect attendance records; Updates from Vancouver and Swan Island; "Ideas Win Awards" with a list of winners; "Oregon ... a year in review" with charts and photos of the progress of the Oregon Shipyard and events over the course of 1942; "1942 at Vancouver" with photos and description of the events at Vancouver Shipyard; "Swan Island ... from airport to shipyard in 6 months" photos and descriptions of the year at Swan Island Shipyard; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on propellers; "What are Plimsol Marks?"; "The Yard Whistle".

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 03

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Message to workers about pedestrian safety along main transit routes, particularly around schools, with a map for those routes and school zones; an article about the S.S. Schenectady breaking in half at its berth in January 1943 and a letter from Dale Davis offering to work extra shifts to replace it; an article about the safety records at the shipyards with statistics by type of injury; "Shipyards in the Snow" photo essay; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards" including women welding competitions, and the shipyards tallest and shortest employees; "The ABC of Tax Payments"; List of additional winners of prizes for production or safety ideas; an article about transportation options and encouraging alternative transportation; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on rudders and steering mechanisms; an article about templates and template storage at Swan Island Shipyard.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 04

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: updates from each shipyard, with "3 Yard Scorecard"; an article about Hudson House dormitories in Vancouver; an article about new employee housing for Swan Island Shipyard workers; "It's Our War say Shipbuilders from eleven fighting nations" with profiles of workers with associated points of origin; "Labor Management Awards for January" with names of winners of employee ideas and their submissions; notices to employees; an article about pending transportation option, buses and trains; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on deck houses; notice requiring all employees to provide details of citizenship; Details of when bonds are distributed by mail; notice regarding updated payroll check systems and new security enhancements of that system.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 05

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Updates from each shipyard, including additional stress testing at the Swan Island Shipyard in the wake of the "Schenectady" accident; an article encouraging donations to the Red Cross war fund; an article about absenteeism; "The Battle of Supply Lines"; "A Day at the Vancouver Yard" photo series; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on prefabricated deck houses; a safety quiz.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 06

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Announcement of Eleanor Roosevelt to christen the first Escort Carrier ship produced at Vancouver Shipyard, previously referred to as the "Mystery Ship"; an article about the receipt of three more gold stars for the flag of merit given by the U.S. Maritime Commission; an article about child care options, prices and locations; "Shipyards at Night" photos and descriptions of the activities at each shipyard during the night shifts; a warning about proper tool care and maintenance; February winners of the Labor Management Committee's Idea prizes; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on installation of winches, smokestacks and masts; "Man the Lifeboats" about the equipment and provisioning of life boats and rafts.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 07

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "Mrs. Roosevelt Christens First Vancouver Carrier" photos and description of ceremony involving Eleanor Roosevelt, Governor Arthur Langlie of Washington, and Governor Earl Snell of Oregon; account of crew from the SS Joseph N. Teal; photos and cartoons about transportation options and costs; "Gold Eagle for Oregon" with photos of the award ceremony for the Maritime Commission award of merit; Excerpts from Henry J. Kaiser's speech at the launch of the SS Francis W. Pettigrove regarding "Presenteeism" April 4, 1943; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards" including a column about Billie Strmiska, winner of the women welding competition with the winner going to a national competition; "Upside Down ... Saves Time" about new prefabrication techniques; "Three Yard Scorecard"; a statement by Edgar Kaiser regarding shift times and the seven day work week; an article warning against scams; "New Hospital Facilities for Vancouver"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on preparation and application of paint; notices about "First Aid Tickets" for minor workplaces accidents, Job Training, and procedures for absences.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 08

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: a call for additional contributions to the "War Loan Drive"; Updated policy on Vacations and Sick Leave effective April 11, 1943; an article about disabled employees with eleven photos and profiles; Updates from Swan Island Shipyard including photos of ship launches, new dormitories, and descriptions of the docks at Swan Island; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Hot is 5000 degrees?" describing welding procedures, with photos; "Escort Carriers Newest Production Line Product"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on launching apparatus and preparation; Labor Management Idea prizewinners; an article about the ongoing efforts to refine prefabrication techniques to improve efficiency, and the experimentation done by the Erection Department; an advertisement for recommendation of workers to transfer to the shipyards from other nonessential industries.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 09

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Results of the "War Loan Drive" with totals amounting to almost 2 million dollars in additional bonds purchased; Photos and descriptions of events during the fundraising drive; an article about "Victory Gardens"; an article about the contracts for new "Victory Ships" to be constructed at the shipyards and updates on ship launchings; "How Liberty Ships are Built" with step by step drawings of the shipbuilding process; "Kaiser College of Shipyard Knowledge" about new employee training procedures; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "Counsel for Feminine Shipbuilders" about counseling services provided to women workers at all three shipyards, with descriptions of the kinds of assistance offered and a listing of counselors; photos and descriptions of recreation facilities and activities.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 10

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: First of a cover series based on "The Four Freedoms", Freedom of Speech; guest editorial by Ben Hur Lampman, associate editor of the Oregonian about freedom of speech; "Letters from Our Men in the Services"; "A Mile of Ships" updates on the production at the three shipyards; Prize winners for April Labor Management Idea Contest; "Vanport City U.S.A" about the progress of the construction of Vanport, the amenities provided to residents with photos and descriptions; "The Story of 130 Dozen Brooms" about housecleaning staff and methods at the shipyards; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "How Liberty Ships are Built" focusing on the outfitting docks; Health warnings about tracheobronchitis.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 13

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Fourth of a cover series based on "The Four Freedoms", Freedom from Fear; guest editorial by Robert Smith, Director of Information, Oregon State Defense Council about freedom from fear; "Nurseries for the Three Yards" about construction plans for new child care facilities for each of the shipyards; "O.S.C 'Tools Up' for Victory Ships" detailing construction and expansion plans to meet the expanded need with drawings of new facilities; article celebrating the launch of 200 ships from Oregon Shipyard; description of ships launched from Swan Island; and article about lunchtime entertainment programs; "How Tankers are Built" featuring step by step drawings depicting steps in the construction of tanker ships; "Things you Ought to Know" providing information about tax preparation and rules; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "She Packs a Wallop!" about a new mechanized method of knocking wedges to prepare carrier ships for launching; employee submissions.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 14

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: a feature on the U.S. Maritime Commission Award of Merit received by the Vancouver Shipyard; an article about fire safety; an article with advice for working in hot weather; updates from each shipyard; "Figure it out Yourself" about the distribution of booklets and cards for calculating additional contributions to war bonds; Prizewinners for Labor Management ideas; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; an article about the "Merchant Seaman's Center"; "Homes for 19,646 Shipbuilders" describing the additional housing opened for shipyard workers.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 15

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Air raid instructions for employees; call for volunteers to join the Aircraft Warning Service; an eye safety message; an article about the results of the "Figure it out" war bond campaign; a photo of a Liberty ship loaded with cargo; photos and description of the launch ceremony for the U.S.S. Natoma Bay; "If it saves work, It's a Jig!" about the use of jigs at the Vancouver shipyard; "Widgits on the Swan Island ways" about the avoidance of problems in various tasks improving overall efficiency; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "a Victory Ship gets it start" about the full scale blueprints of the Victory ship, successor to the Liberty ship, on the floor of the Mold Loft and the construction of build templates from those drawings; Labor Management idea winners; a profile on Ernie Hager and his creation Stubby Bilgebottom and the inspiration behind the comics.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 16

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Employee letters; "How a Leadsman Leads" about the qualifications and opportunities for leadership positions; illustration and description of the new Victory ship; "Life on an Aircraft Carrier"; "Shipyard Wife" a profile of Lois Nelson; "What will happen when you quit building ships?" a survey of various employees; "What's in a name?" profiling employees with interesting nicknames and how they got them; An article about water quality and the introduction of chlorine, with chemical analysis; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards" including an update on Hermina "Billie" Strmiska who finished in second place in the national women's welding competition; an article promoting the family hospital plan for Vancouver Shipyard employees; "Spend, Sucker, Spend" by Ralph De Castro, encouraging workers to save their money and invest in war bonds.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 17

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Article about an upcoming government war loan drive; an article about taxes; "'22' means better job security" about the endeavor to launch 22 ships at the Oregon Shipyard in the month of September 1943; article about the carrier U.S.S. Midway, the ninth carrier lauched from the Vancouver Shipyard; an article about tankers launched from Swan Island Shipyard and the receipt of a "T" flag from the U.S. Treasury; "Here Comes the Kaiser Invasion Fleet..." about the rapid growth in the number of vessels supplied; Drawing by Raymond B. Rodgers depicting the fleet of ships built at the Kaiser Shipyards; "Vancouver Builds a 'Bustle'" with photographs, drawings, and a description of the craft, used to add buoyancy to the stern of the escort carriers during launch to prevent damage to the bottom of the vessel; "Now it's dorms for Women" about the first dormitory at Swan Island exclusively for women; "News and Views of the Three Shipyards"; "The Worker Speaks" letters to the editor.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 18

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Details of a contest to select the "most popular girl" in the Vancouver Shipyard with brief descriptions of the entrants; a safety cartoon contest; updates on the recent events at the three shipyards; "Preparing for Victorys" depicting improvements to the Oregon Shipyard; an article about steps to maintain good health and to prepare for winter; Listing of employee winners of idea awards; "News and Views of the three shipyards"; "The Worker Speaks" employee submissions.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 19

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Details on the 1943 war loan drive; "Where does a shipyard paycheck go?" a breakdown of how the average shipyard paycheck is distributed; "Victory Fleet Day marks milestone in ship production" describing the occasion, the growth of wartime shipbuilding, and the reduction of production costs; Production updates from each of the three shipyards; "Invasion Show" about the exposition in Portland on September 26, 1943; Updates on the war bond drive, with sales figures, the winner of the popularity contest mentioned in the previous issue Marjorie Zimmerman, as well as contest winners from the other shipyards; "News and Views of the three shipyards"; "What makes burner's torch burn?" describing the sources and function of acetylene and oxygen for the shipyards; "Have you heard the latest about welding?" describing and addressing frequent rumors of the health effects of welding; "While mothers work" describing new child care options for Swan Island ship workers including cost, eligibility, transportation, how to apply, and brief biographies of the directors of the facility Dr. Lois Meek Stoltz and James L. Hymes Jr.; "The Worker Speaks" employee submissions, and article about the introduction of time clocks at the Swan Island shipyard.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 20

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: Message to workers about increased production goals at the Vancouver Shipyard; Updates on the three shipyards; An article about wartime cargo and the versatility of tanker ships; "The Payoff is a bigger job than you might think...here's how it goes..." detailing the steps and departments responsible for the distribution of employee pay; "How does a Victory Ship Differ from a Liberty?" detailed drawings and descriptions on the differences between ships; "The Worker Speaks" employee submissions; an article about using film strips to aid in vocational training, detailing a method developed by Leonard Delano photographer at Swan Island to create the training materials; "News and Views of the three shipyards"; An aerial map of Vanport City with number markers indicating points of interest, services and amenities; List of Labor-Management Committee Award of Merit winners.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Volume 03, Number 21

Employee newspaper for Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation covering shipyard productivity and current projects, safety and injury reports, war bond drives, employee sports leagues, award recipients, and human-interest stories. Topical coverage in this issue includes: "Tanker Champs" about the award given to Swan Island Shipyard for tanker production; updates from the other shipyards; "Winners… in the Safety Boner Contest" contest from an earlier issue; an article about the United Seaman's Service in Portland; "The Big Drive" photos and descriptions of the events to begin a production push at the Vancouver Shipyard; "News and Views of the three shipyards"; "The Worker Speaks" employee submissions; "Safety Clothes for Women" information and photographs about preferred workwear; "Where there's smoke..." article about welding safety; An article about materials salvage operations at the three shipyards, to prevent waste; and a public health notice.

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