National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Uncle Sam's Navy Stocks and Controls This Store The Navy fatigue jacket, held by the island storekeeper and his wife, is one of the articles of clothing on sale. When U. S. forces arrived, the people needed clothes, foodstuffs, and soap (page 329). They pay for goods with American money earned by making handicraft articles. In the Marshalls, theAuthor Was His Own Laundryman "The tin hat serves as laundry tub, washbasin, and utility bucket," wrote NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC War Correspondent Moore. "But itgets alittle crowded when you wash khaki trousers.You jerk wrinkles outofshirts and crease the trousers by seesawing them onatent pole."