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

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BosunsWhistle_VAN19440623_0420

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

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  • 1944-06-23 (Creation)

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Newspapers, 11 in. x 17 in., 8 pages

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(1941-)

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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;

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