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June 1963 Our Navy Magazine : The Other Nuclear Navy

June 1963 Our Navy Magazine : The Other Nuclear Navy

OUR NAVY
THE NAVYMAN'S MAGAZINE FOUNDED 1897
Vol. 58, No. 6
June, 1963

The Cover: Antarctic exployers collecting samples of marine life found in the Daley Island region during the summer support season of operation deep freeze.

CONTENTS

June Features

  • The Other Nuclear Navy
    BY JOHN E. KENTON 4
  • The Wake of the Wahoo
    BY FOREST J. STERLING 8
  • Olympia Restored
    BY JOSEPH C. BROCKMEYER 10
  • Doomed to Die
    BY DAVID JACOBSON 12
  • Tech Training Instructors 14
  • Ship of the Month 16
  • Did the Vikings Discover America
    BY RAYMOND SCHUESSLER 20
  • Over the Fence is Out
    BY DON A. KELSO 22
  • Pentagon Interview
    BY HAROLD HELFER 24
  • The Navy Hook
    FRANK L. DE BAUGHN 26

News Departments

  • ATLANTIC FLEET 28
  • INLAND REPORT 34
  • PACIFIC FLEET 32
  • PENTAGON REPORT 36
  • WASHINGTON BRIEFS 25
  • YARD ACTIVITY 30

Regular Features

  • BOOKS 67
  • CROSSWORD PUZZLE 55
  • EDITORIAL 68
  • LAUGH ROUNDUP 40
  • MOVIE PARADE 66
  • PASS THE WORD 42
  • PIN-UP 52
  • SPORTS 38
  • WHAT IS IT? 65
  • WHAT IT WAS? 56

All photographs are official Department of Defense or Our Navy photos unless otherwise credited. All opinions are those of the editors or contributors, and are not necessarily the official views of the Navy Department or he U. S. Government.

Entire contents copyrighted, 1963, by OUR NAVY, Inc.

Publisher's Letter

Dear Friends:

In my letter to you last month I touched on the limited use of vending machines on board ships of the Navy. By contrast their use ashore is far from limited.

In the days of iron men and wooden ships, crews were purposely kept aboard to keep them from going over the hill. Since then, the Navy has gradually increased leave and liberty time until today the average man stationed on the beach works just about the same eight hour day as his civilian counterpart.

But many of the 250,000 men stationed ashore, and an even larger number from ships afloat, either have the duty or stay aboard a station. Supplying chow, or snacks for these men in most cases falls under the Navy Exchange program.

As the operation of food and beverage counters at Navy Exchanges are manned mostly by civilians, every 24-hours three civilians have to be paid for each counter. Many snack bars fail to produce enough profit to pay the help.

As the Exchanges are designed to give profit in addition to service, something had to go so civilians are going and vending machines are coming in. This evolution is mushrooming as the profits grow with increased sales.

One of the newest, and largest was recently installed in Aircraft Hanger 34 at the Pacific Missile Range, Point Mugu, California at a cost of 10,000 dollars. It will operate around the clock serving seven different kinds of sandwiches that can be either warmed, toasted or grilled, nine choices of hot canned goods, five pastry selections, four cold drink selections with, or without, ice cubes), real coffee, (not instant) available in seven different mixtures of cream and sugar, and also homogenized milk, chocolate milk, or buttermilk. To make it real easy for you, coin-changers for 50 cents or 25 cent pieces are also available.

So, if you have the 4 to 12, or the 12 to 8, or if you just can't sleep at night, you wont have to settle for a cold drink, or a candy bar, you can enjoy a hot meal from soup to nuts—and even better, you won't have to take any lip from the guy behind the counter.

All I'm waiting for is a vended blond, then my papers will be in BuPers ahead of everybodys. If my wife reads this, I'm just funning.

OUR NAVY

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