NAVY SEIZES STRUCK REFINERIES
WASHINGTON --Forty-three thousand striking oil workers were directed by their union Friday to return to jobs in refineries seized by the U.S. Navy.
The union president, C.A. Knight, announced here that workers in 15 states were willing to return to work "for the United States Government" but were "still on strike against the companies." The government thus has postponed by federal seizure in peacetime the final showdown on the CIO Oil Workers International Union demand for a 30 percent wage increase over the present rate.
A CALL TO BOXERS AND WRESTLERS --SHIP TO HAVE MATCHES
By Pat D'Angelo
Calling all boxers, fighters and pugs aboard the Neshoba. All you embryoic Conns and Grazianas are asked to register with Lt. Potter or at Troop Commander's office, to participate in the boxing program to be held later.
We have as passengers and ship's crew the compromising members of our armed Forces--Army, Navy, and Marines, who were able to lick the best that the Nazis and Japs had to offer. It was not merely chance that we were victorious. The victories hard won on the battlefields and high seas can be traced directly to the competitive spirit shown by Americans on the playing fields.
So we expect a generous response to this call for entrants to help put on a slam-bang boxing tournament.
Registrants will be given every facility available to polish up that left hook, and get the timing in on that right cross. Fast bag light gloves, helmets, and skipping ropes will be made accessible to each boxer for training purposes.
Each aspirant to boxing laurels will be given a physical checkup to make sure he is physically sound to mix leather with his opponent. Contestants will be divided into two groups, novice and sub-novice, depending on previous experience in the squared circle and in their respective weight class.
You are urged to contact either Lt. Potter or Lt. Hawley, or leave your name in the Troop Commander's Office. Further details will be given later. Watch this page.
FURNISH THE BAIT
WISHIN' AND WAITIN'
WON'T CHANGE YOURF FATE;
THE LORD PROVIDES THE FISHIN',
BUT YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THE BAIT.
That is the theme of this editorial.
There is a decided lack of interest on the part of troops on board to participate in any program.
They seem to feel that all efforts should be made to keep them entertained.
Yet the majority of them fail to co-operate.
The days are going to be hotter. They will seem much longer as we go along.
This ship still has a long way to go, and if troops are to expect entertainment they are going to have to provide it.
If each soldier is content to stay in the same old rut, that is up to him.
The only way a full program can be expected is by helping it out when you're asked to. So swallow your pride, forget your modesty, and co-operate.
IF YOU DON'T, WELL.......
THE SCHEDULE FOR TODAY.........
0830 - MUSTER. All troops must be present, by order of troop commander, unless actually engaged in work. The playing of cards, etc., is not considered working.
1000 - "Opening Up the Far East -- Capt. Tapson, forward boat deck.
1130 - Recorded music for ship's company, after boat deck
1400 - Recreation hour, games, forward boat deck.
1500 - Rehearsal for show (performers only) --forward deck.
1515 - Recorded music, after boat deck.
1530 - Armed Forces Radio Service program.
1830 - Armed Forces Radio, Frank Morgan, after boat deck.
1845 - Recorded music, after boat deck.
1900 - M O V I E:
"A WAC, A WAVE, AND A MARINE."--for ship's company and ship's officers.
2100 - Armed Forces Radio, Frank Morgan, after boat deck.
2130 - Second movie, troop officers, compartments 1 & 2