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The Bo's'n's Whistle

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  • 1941 - 1946

The Bo's'n's Whistle was a publication distributed to the employees of the Kaiser Shipyards in Oregon and Washington between 1941 and 1946. The first publication was released on July 18, 1941 under the editorial direction of Chick Johnson, and was given its distinctive name by Edgar Kaiser the General Manager of the shipyard. Subsequent issues released bi-weekly, along with a special issue on September 27, 1941 commemorating the launch of the "Star of Oregon". Distribution expanded to the Vancouver and Swan Island Shipyards in April 1942, with Hal Babbit, director of public relations for Kaiser Company serving as editorial supervisor.

The format of the Bo's'n's Whistle changed from a magazine to a weekly newspaper beginning March 10, 1944, with separate editions for each of the three shipyards - Oregon Shipyard, Swan Island, and Vancouver. On September 7, 1945 The Bo's'n's Whistle was again consolidated into one edition for all three shipyards, and on January 1, 1946 it was moved to a twice-monthly publication schedule. The final issue of The Bo's'n's Whistle was published on May 24, 1946. At its peak, The Bo's'n's Whistle was circulated to 90,000 employees, with over 4,000,000 copies distributed over its lifespan.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 05

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: River trials for the S.S. United Victory; Late night business hours added in St. Johns on payday; A fire at the Swan Island Personnel building; “Record Building Pace Big Job of Assembly”; An article about cutting ship patterns with Template photography; A profile of Stan Bergeman, Vancouver rigging superintendent; Launch of the S.S. The Dalles from Swan Island; An article about the mounted guard patrols for Oregon Ship; An article about the lack of post-war job plans for majority of shipyard workers; An article about the final trip of the United States Maritime commission Portland - Vancouver train which was ended due to low ridership.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 06

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: “Vancouver Speeds Transport Sections” article about the prefabrication work helping to speed the construction of troop transport ships; “Kaiser Yards to Boost Accident Prevention”; “Pranks Cause Trouble, Safety engineer Says”; “’Pipe Dream’ Nightmare for O.S.C. Expediters” article about efforts to rush a shipment of Shelby pipe from Pennsylvania to Portland to complete S.S. Czechoslovakia Victory on schedule; An eye-witness account of the sinking of the Liscome Bay by gunner’s mate 2/c Elmer Mickeleit; An article on planting advice for Victory Gardens; Winners of the Safety Suggestion contest announced; Photograph of the Vancouver Poster shop producing safety posters for the shipyard; “Amateur Farm Buyers Warned: ‘Prices High...Pitfalls Plentiful’, Say Experts” article cautioning against investing wartime savings in farms without research; Photographs of firefighters demonstrating equipment for extinguishing tar fires; Article about reductions in project man-hour costs due to increased efficiency; ‘Get the Vote’ campaign planned to increase voter registration.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 07

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Debate over expansion of late night shopping hours to Vancouver; “Expert Lauds Fashions of Vancouver Women,” article along with a photograph of Mrs. Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar meeting with female shipyard workers to urge them to dress feminine after work; “Portland Plans for Postwar Jobs” article on Moses Plan for postwar employment; “Hot Switchboards” article reminding people not to throw power switches without warning electrical workers on ships; “Kaiser Worker Recruiters Active: Scour Country for Men” article about national efforts to recruit labor to Portland area shipyards; “Rigger Hands Have Word For It” photo essay depicting the hand symbols used by riggers to direct crane operators; An article on gas rationing policies; A photograph of Wayne La Mar sewing flags for the ships; A profile of production illustrator, Edith Leong; “Production Picture Program Expanded” article about Robert Sheetz, chief draftsman.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 08

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: “Drydock Receives Official Approval” article on plans for a floating drydock under construction at the Vancouver shipyard; A photograph of women dressed as Hula dancers during a United Nations on Parade pageant at McLoughlin Heights; An article about opening the Swan Island dormitories and barracks to non-shipyard workers to help alleviate Portland’s housing shortage; An article about the challenges of fulfilling the troop transport contract in the allotted time frame; Updates on efforts to get shipyard employees registered to vote; a photographs of men using yokes to carry paint on the Outfitting dock; “War Veterans Given Jobs at Kaiser Yards” article about wounded troops working in shipyards during rehabilitation.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 09

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: “Transport Keel Laid on BB-3 Birthday”; “Blood Bank Donation Requires Only 45 Minutes” photo essay about the process of donating blood for the Red Cross; An accounting of Gwen Dew’s experiences in a Japanese prison camp; “Liberty Ship Hearing Testimony Favorable” article about Truman War Investigation committee hearing regarding structural failure in Liberty Ships; A photo essay about proper lifting techniques to avoid strained backs; An article celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of the U.S.S. Casablanca, the first carrier built in the Vancouver shipyard; A profile of Walter Tinkham, who started work as a day rigger after being discharged from the army due to injury; An article encouraging people to sign up for a Victory Garden plot in the community gardens at McLoughlin Heights; An article reminding readers that a license from the Washington or Oregon State Game Commission is required to go fishing; Photographs of the top welding crews who won awards for achievement in the Vancouver shipyard.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 10

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: “Hirohito Promised Vancouver Torpedo” article about a torpedo labeled “Kaiser-Vancouver” sent on U.S.S. Lunga Point headed for Japan; Photo essay featuring railroad engineers operating trains between the three Portland area Kaiser yards; An article about regular tire pressure inspection for improved fuel efficiency; “Venereal Ills Neglect Serious” article about the importance of treatment and prevention of venereal diseases; An article about John McSpadden, a rigger who received medical care through the Permanente Medical and Hospital plan; “Vancouver Highest in Riders Per Car”; “Largest Crew in Yard” photograph of the 150 member painting crew declared the largest crew in Vancouver.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 11

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Reporting on the visit of Senator Mon C. Wallgren for the launching of the U.S.S. Alikula Bay; News about the closing of the Columbia House dormitory; Elmer Hann appointed as chairman of the Portland-Vancouver chapter of the American Welding society; A photo essay on the fast pace of hiring in the downtown Portland Kaiser company office; An illustration of Outfitting dock superintendent, Parke Savage; “Professional Gambler Out to Clean Workers” article warning workers about the dangers of gambling; “Vancouver Planners Would Buy Housing” article about city planning commission plans to purchase Vancouver Housing authority facilities after the war; A photograph of E. Lorenz, progress engineer with a chart showing declining man-hour costs.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 12

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: “Vancouver Clean-up Drive is Under way” article on clean-up week efforts at the Vancouver shipyard; A photograph of the 250 person swing shift crew; An update on the record setting pace of the graveyard welding crew; Lecture series on world economics hosted by Rev. James Fogarty; “Freak Mishaps Prove Painful to ‘Curious’” article detailing accidents in the shipyard; “Unemployment Pay Won’t Provide Ease” article advising workers on postwar financial planning; Employee profile and illustration of O. W. Russell, superintendent in the Master Fitting department; An article about Chinese Ambassador Dr. S. S. Liu’s visit for the launching of the carrier Astrolabe Bay; Employee profile of Don Montgomery, clearance office; A photo essay on the shipbuilding activities at Commercial Iron Works; A photograph of children at Oregon Ship Child Services making puppets.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 13

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Vancouver shipyard securing contract to build 20 C-4 transports; Swan Island receives contract to build 38 additional T2-SE-A1 tankers; An article on the explosion and sinking of the Kaiser Liberty ship, John Straub; An article on fires and fire prevention in the shipyards; An infographic cartoon of interesting facts about Oregon Ship; A first-hand account of Pearl Harbor from boilermaker, Robert Nelson; An employee profile and illustration of paint superintendent, T. A. (Ace) Waldron; An article on the consolidation of procurement under J. J. O’Farrell; An article on bond measures for ‘Moses Plan’ civic improvement projects to provide post-war employment to shipyard workers; A photoessay on Victory Gardens.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 14

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Agreements between management and labor to continue shipyard operation on a three-shift schedule; “Shipyard Diary of a Woman Welder” written by Augusta Clawson about her time at Swan Island; Causes and symptoms of ‘arc flash’ eye injuries when welding; Launch of the U.S.S. Admiralty Island; Permanente Foundation hospitals; Juvenile delinquency issues among children of war workers; Absenteeism reduction programs.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 15

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: National Maritime Day plans; Expanded size of the American Merchant Marine and Fleet; Postwar shipping and trade forecast; Enrollment period for the Permanente Family Hospital Plan; Additional shoe ration stamps issued for safety shoe purchases; Launch of the U.S.S. Matanikau; Shipyard former site of Fort Vancouver; Employee profile of maintenance department chief, Paul Durand; Photoessay about installation of Falk reduction gear; Regulations for sub-letting in the Vancouver housing projects; Employee profile of Jack Luihn and William Arndt who direct the shipyard housing and food services; Employee profile of Ferdinand Walla, shipwright, who escaped a Nazi prison camp and fled Czechoslovakia with his family.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 16

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Matanikau; New contracts secured for Oregon Ship; U.S.S. LST 454; Passage of Portland bonds for post-war employment projects; Map of Portland parks and recreation centers; Summer camp activities for children of war workers; Production shift from aircraft carriers to AP-5 and C-4 ships; Launch of the U.S.S. Attu; Sign-up campaign for Permanente worker and family hospital plans.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 17

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Roi and U.S.S. Munda, last carriers built on Vancouver contract; Fifth War Loan Drive announces worker quotas; Call for students to help farmers with crops during summer break; Social Security benefits; Profile of Cecil R. Cole, former Vancouver shipyard worker who rode on an LST he helped build while serving in the South Pacific; Oxygen and acetylene hazards and safety practices; Vancouver USO open to shipyard workers; Employee profile of Jerry Zollo, pipefitter; Photoessay on the shipbuilding activities at Willamette Iron and Steel Corporation; Photograph of broken tools sent to the Swan Island tool room for maintenance; Sign-up campaign for Permanente worker and family hospital plans; Wildwood, first full-rigged clipper ship built on the Pacific coast built in Vancouver in 1870.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 18

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Flag display guidelines; Painter, Gus Strom invests $11,000 in war bonds; Portland Art Museum displays show of shipyard artists; Gasoline rations tighten; H. D. Benge, Plate Shop Boilermaker speeds up production by welding with two hands; Michael J. Oris awarded Carnegie Medal; Employee profile of Frank Gillard; Port Captain; Rides on carriers during river trials given to war bond purchasers; Betsy Ross descendent working in shipyard; High frequency of fires in shipyard; Launch of the U.S.S. Munda, the last carrier built n Vancouver contract; transition to AP-5 transport production; Vancouver Shipyard illustration from 1918; Employee profile of Stanley H. Gomul, pipefitter who worked in Vancouver through WWI and WWII; Profile of Vancouver chipping department; Northwest guide for out of state workers; C. R. Echroth and crew break national record for welding stern tubes; Profile of the hull detail department; Steel yard scrap salvage processes 2600 tons of metal per month.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 19

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Visit to Kaiser yards by Soviet Purchasing Commission and comparison of American and Soviet shipyards; Launch of the U.S.S. Munda; Employee profile of R. O. Thomas, expediter in welding rod control, who worked at the Swan Island Shipyards during both World Wars; Montana employee picnic; Updates on progress of Fifth War Loan Drive; Employee profile of Walter A. Larsen, plate shop superintendent who worked in shipyards during both World Wars; Drydock keel laying delayed by materials shortage, scheduled for late June; Employee profile of A. “Pappy” Larson, Marine Machinest; Employee profile of F. S. McAlpine who worked in Vancouver shipyards during both World Wars; Photograph of H. S. Wildermuth, spray gun painter and amateur astronomer, with his telescope that he constructed; Illustrated guide to fire safety for welding; Blood bank donation quota exceeded.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 20

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: War Shipping Administrator Admiral Emory S. Land calls for increase in Shipyard production; Invasion of France costly for U.S. Navy fleet; Launch of the S.S. Fort Winnebago; John Diamond purchases $37,000 in war bonds; Art Cage, material expediter, sells push-button-tuning device patent to Radio Corporation of America for $50,000; Minnesota employee picnic; Acetylene explosion kills shop attendant Charles A. Crowther and injures seven workers in Pipe Shop 6; Employee profile of O. I. Thompson, a janitor at Swan Island; Rear Admiral Howard L. Vickery awards Merit Eagle Pennant to Vancouver Shipyard; Launch of the U.S.S. Oconto, Vancouver’s first AP-5 attack transport; Photo essay on the plate pickling process; Guards catch four people prowling shipyard employee cars; Mrs. Johnnie “Gwen” Walker, first female trial run recorder on West Coast transfers to drafting department; Updates on progress of the fifth war bond drive; Swan Island lifeboat race; Total Kaiser payroll surpasses half-billion mark; Infographic on the distribution of Kaiser employee spending in the community; Photoessay about Vancouver’s Child Service Center; Kenneth Winterroth killed by lightening strike;

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 21

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Admiral Howard L. Vickery calls for continued ship production for war in Pacific; Photograph of employees holding the Merit Eagle Pennant; Photograph of LST 466 off the shore of Dutch New Guinea; Minnesota, Texas and New Mexico employee picnics; Vanport Civic Association formed; Portable Stud Gun wins top Labor-Management award; Photoessay on the shipbuilding activities of Gunderson Brothers lifeboats; Fifth War Bond Drive nearing conclusion; Launch of the U.S.S. Olmsted; Employee profile on Frank Aiello, burner; Yard program director coordinates lunch time entertainment to encourage bond sales; Employee profile of Sergeant W. R. Hughes, Vancouver shipyard guard.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 22

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Roi and U.S.S. Munda; Update on drydock construction project; Photoessay on testing weld strength at Swan Island; Welder, Marie Rogndahl wins “Undiscovered Voice of America” competition; Housing projects host salvage drive; Texas, North Dakota, and South Dakota employee picnics; D-Day invasion accounts received in letters to employees; Employees win trip on U.S.S. Munda and U.S.S. Roi in War Bond raffle; Photoessay on parking lot etiquette; Employee profile on R. V. Mitchell, pipefitter and veteran of the Battles of Midway and Coral Sea; Photograph of three swing shift employees all named Lucille M. Smith; Fifth War Bond drive raises record amount; Launch of the U.S.S. Olmstead; Winning War Bond poems announced; Price ceiling enacted on used cars; Actress Jinx Falkenburg and Concert Pianist Alec Templeton visit Oregon Ship; update on LST 447.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 23

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Munda; Account of service in the Pacific Theater received from Lieutenant Robert G. Eiring, former Kaiser employee; Clyde Beatty-Russell Bros. perform at Swan Island; North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas employee picnics; Liberty Ships used in supply convoy to Normandy; City-County Tuberculosis Survey Center opens; Shipyard employees volunteer for Veterans’ Guard and Patrol to serve as auxiliary Portland police during wartime officer shortage; Industry plans for postwar jobs; Shifts change to three ten-hour shifts and 60-hour weeks to increase productivity; Charles E. Storer and Edward T. Dugan win award for perfect attendance; Bus fares reduced.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 25

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Launch of the U.S.S. Pickens; Ambulance crashes into bus; Red Cross calls for sewing and nursing volunteers; Nebraska, Missouri, and Idaho employee picnics; Safety Committee works to prevent accidents; Employee profile on Mrs. M. Angell and Mrs. M. Masterson from the Tool department; Employee profile on Charles R. Mendenhall, pipefitter; Bob Borden, local Navy veteran visits shipyard for launching of the U.S.S. Pickens; Photoessay on shipyard electrical workers; Photoessay on weekly food canning program for shipbuilders living in housing projects; Profile of Superintendent Fred Schlotfeldt and the Yard Equipment Maintenance department; Employee profile on Eva Smith, dispatcher, and her pet skunks; Photograph of Olie Keranen, junior engineer standing beside a poster he designed.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 26

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: S.S. Poland Victory sails around the world; Guide to safe usage of acetylene and oxygen gas; Canned water stocked on lifeboats; Excerpts from 1918 edition of Columbia Shipbuilding Corporations’ WWI newspaper, “Win the War”; Idaho, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin employee picnics; $1.6 million housing improvement program submitted to the Federal Public Housing Authority; Employee profile of Mrs. Mary S. Miller, sailmaker; GM 3/c Homer Dyer spends Navy leave working in Vancouver shipyard; Miss Eloise Keller hired by the Clark County Public Utility district to instruct housing project tenants on the use and care of electric stoves and refrigerators; Henry J. Kaiser and Leo Gottlieb tour Kaiser facilities on the west coast to present on postwar employment plans; Launch of U.S.S. Pondera; Photograph of a truck loaded with salvage paper to be made into K-ration containers; Retail clerks’ union, local 942, vote to permit Vancouver merchants to remain open late on Monday nights; Sail loft adds graveyard shift; Housewives complete Red Cross home nursing course; Photoessay about hot weather lunches eaten by shipyard employees; Eric Johnston, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, speaks at Vancouver ship launching; Four additional AP-5s added to Vancouver contract; photograph of Jim Barnes, spray painter, painting a crane; Photograph of LST, No. 466 during the capture of Sarmi in Dutch New Guinea.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 27

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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: Photograph of the 70 ton deck house of the U.S.S. Rutland being placed on the ship; Lillian Herstein, director of labor relations division of the War Production board inspects Vancouver Child Service centers; Report by Vice Admiral Frederick Joseph Horne declares Attack Transports and Tankers as Naval production priority; Swan Island tankers used to transport gas and oil from England for D-Day invasion; Photoessay on using a smoke periscope to monitor boiler efficiency; Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin employee picnics; Negotiations for comprehensive healthcare coverage for Kaiser employees; Tuskegee Institute graduates working in the Vancouver shipyard contribute $300 to United Negro college fund; Vancouver Chamber of Commerce approves Monday night shopping; Former welding foreman, Private John Orville Johnson, killed in action in Italy; Additional bus service added on payday; Employee profile of E. O. Johnson, superintendent of chippers and tank testers; Residential painting program training workers for postwar employment; Launch of U.S.S. Rutland; Photograph of soldiers unloading a tank from LST 390 on an island in the Pacific theater.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 28

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the delivery of first attack ship (AP-5) the U.S.S.LaPorte; Photo of Attack Transport U.S.S. Oconto on page 1; Article No. 4 in a series on shipbuilding at the Astoria Marine Construction Company; An article on the launching of the U.S.S. Sanborn; An article on “All-Out” delivery schedule for Attack Transports; An article on the retention of shipyard workers after the war; An article on a prepaid health program for workers and their families; The Worker Speaks column; An article on the opening of the shipyard Trading Post; An article on the Victory Ship.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 29

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the need for more shipyard workers due to increased production demands; Articles on the need for more workers to build Attack Transports; An article on the construction of a plant in The Dalles that will supply Vancouver shipyards with parts for Attack Transports; An article on the need for a seven day work week to meet shipyard production goals; An article on containing a polio disease outbreak; The Worker Speaks column; An article on U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Eric Johnston’s visit to Russia; An article on the expansion of the Permanente Hospital in Vancouver.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 30

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the first night of shopping in Vancouver; An article about a four shipyard contest to produce Attack Transports. (The Vancouver Kaiser Co., Inc., shipyard participated.); An article on the Swan Island shipyard’s retention of the Maritime Championship for the production of tanker ships; An article on the importance of Liberty vessels to the European campaigns; An article on the Metal Trades Unions call to maintain production work schedules after Germany’s defeat; An article on aid for merchant seamen; Articles on the goal of producing fourteen Attack Transports by November 1; An article on services provided by the Vancouver Permanente Hospital; An article on crane operators; An article on assistance for disabled veterans.

Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation

The Bo's'n's Whistle, Vancouver Edition, Volume 04, Number 31

Employee newspaper for Vancouver Shipyard 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 on the need for federal housing; an article on the visiting nurse service; an article on inter-racial church services at Vanport; an article on rent control; an article on extended day care hours in Portland; an article on a new tuberculosis center in Vanport; articles on the new Permanente Health plan; an article on the expansion of the Vancouver Permanente Hospital; articles on meeting the AP-5 (Attack Transport) production schedule; an article on the European service of two aircraft carriers, the U.S.S. Tulagi and the U.S.S. Kasaan Bay, that were built in Vancouver; an article on voter registration for Vancouver employees; an article on postwar housing needs; the Worker Speaks column; an article on the AP-5 Slogan contest; an article on gasoline rations; an article on the continuation of the Vancouver night shopping.

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