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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1943
Camp w ■
CAMP BUTNER, Sept. 9.
The training camp epidemic
bogey that haunted the army
command in previous wars has
been laid to rest in this one.
W/len the army undertakes to
construct a training camp, it in
cludes in its plans all the im
portant sanitation facilities de-
modern ingenuity. Re
fuse disposal, for instance, always
a community problem, is given
careful consideration in the con
struction of an army post. At
Camp Butner, three giant incin
erators service the post and re
fuse disposal is accomplished ef
ficiently and quickly.
These incenerating plants con
sist of three units each. In addi
tion, each plant has a sterilizer
and a tank of hot water, heated
by the incinerators. Every refuse
can familiarly known as G. I.
can that is emptied promptly
sterilized and washed before it
goes back to its mess hall or bar
racks. This, in itself, is an im
portant sanitation measure, and
an aid to insect control.
Refuse is collected once a day
arid brought in trucks to the in
cinerating plants. There it is in
spected before being emptied
and all metal, such as tin cans,
Handled directly by the Post
Engineer’s office at, Camp But
ner, refuse disposal can be ac
complished at a minimum of ex
pense. And army supervision in
sures that there be no de
viation from the high standards
of military sanitation.
Manned ,by civilian personnel,
Camp Butner’s three incinerators
have a total capacity of thirty
tons of refuse per day. They are
a guarantee that germ-carrying
flies will be kept to a minimum
on the post.
Three soldiers of the 602nd
Engineer Camouflage Battalion,
stationed here at, Camp Butner,
under the command of Col. Sid
ney S. Eberle’s Second Army
Special Troops, received prizes
at the termination of an art ex-
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hibit held at Service Club No. 1.
First prize, a professional oil
painting set, was won by Sgt.
Arthur Bockman of Chicago,
with a charcoal sketch of a sol
dier’s face. Cpl. Herman Davis
of Philadelphia, won second
prize, a pastel set, with a iwater
color of camouflaged dispersal
area. Third prize was won by
Sgt. Walter Battetschall of Phil
adelphia, with a peh and ink
sketch, depicting a man cleaning
his gun. Sgt. Batterschall receiv
ed a water color set. All prizes
were donated by the battalion.
Judges for the exhibit were
Dr. Nannie M. Tilley, head of
the Duke University library
I manuscript - and exhibit depart
| ment; and Miss Louise Hall of
I the universities art department.
Miss Hall teaches engineering
! drawing to men of the Marine
Corps and the Navy.
The art work for the exhibit
was done in the soldiers’ spare
time. Lt. Col. Kearney pointed
out that the drawings served a
military purpose too, since
sketching is used by the camou
fleurs in their work.
Honorable mention went to:
Sgt. J. Chasin of New York
City for a pencil drawing of the
rendering of dummy camouflage;
Sgt. W. S. Forbes of Athens, Ga.,
for a satirical cartoon; and Pfc.
S. McCaslin for a poster of cam
ouflaged soldiers, which bore the
legend “We’re Coming At You
Togo, And We’re Mighty Hard
CAMP BUTNER, Sept. 9.
The field office of the American
Red Cross at Camp Butner, now
located in a Government-owned
building on the Post, is construc
ting its own building on Central
Avenue, close to Post Head
quarters. It is expected that the
now, larger offices will be ready
for occupancy by Field Director
G. Lloyd Seay and a staff of four
assistant field directors on or be
fore October 28th.
The new structure, whose out
side walls are rapidly nearing
completion, is built of cinder
block, to be painted white. When
finished, it will consist of a re
ception 'room, a general office,
five rooms for interviews and a
lecture room. In addition, living
quarters will be provided for as
sistant field directors who live
on the Post or are on night duty.
'Like all Red Cross field offices,
this one is constructed according
to a standard plan.
Handling 8000 cases in the past
year, the staff anticipates that
its removal to the new, larger
quarters in the fall (will make
for greater efficiency and more
l m SHORTENED
ON LEAF MARTS
Labor Shortage Prompts
Tobacco buyers have shortened
the sales period from five hours
to three and one-half hours per
day for an indefinite period. The
Marketing Committee of the Uni
ted States Tobacco Association
statdd that this action was taken
because of the critical labor sit
uation that now exists in the
factories which makes it impos
sible for them to handle the crop
a« rapidly as it is now being
It is not anticipated that this
change will in any way affect
the selling price of the crop.
Governor Broughton's special
committee on tobacco marketing
said: “Tobacco growers can help
prevent a breakdown of the mar
keting program by handling the
crop more slowly. Furthermore,
the placing of large quantities of
I tobacco on the warehouse floors
for long periods in advance of
selling may result in damage to
the leaf and financial loss to the
“Growers should take advan
tage of this change and save
other crops and prepare for Fall
seeding of small grains.”
Members of the Governor’s
special committee on tobacco
marketing are as follows: W. P.
Hedrick, of the State Department
of Agriculture; Dr. f. O. Schaub,
head of the Extension Service,
State College; Dr. Clarence Poe,
editor of The Progressive Farm
er; J. C. Eagles, Wilson ware
houseman; J. Con Lanier, Pitt
County State Senator and Harry
B. Caldwell, master of the State
Grange and director of the Gov
ernor’s Farm Labor Commission.
For the first assault of the
North African campaign 110 tons
of maps were required, and 400
tons more were needed in the
later phases of the campaign.
FARM PRODUCTION DOWN
Total crop production this
year is expected to fall slightly
under last year’s record, but five
per cent above any year previous
to 1942, State College sources as
speed in handling cases. These,
dealing with every kind of social
problem that may face men from
all walks of life, generally re
quire immediate action by the
Red Cross staff. The move will
be accomplished swiftly eo that
there will be a minimum of de
lay in the progress df the work.
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