National Geographic : 1943 May
580 The National Geographic Magazine No More Scrubbing Clothes in a Bucket-Just Drop a Dime in the Slot! The smile on the recruit's face suggests the popularity of these electric washing machines at Manhattan Beach Training Station. In former days every man did his own washing. J. Baylor Roberts Future Boatswain's Mates Learn to "Pipe the Skipper over the Side" The thin, shrill note of the boatswain's pipe is sounded as a preliminary to commands or to render honors on Coast Guard and Navy vessels. Tone of the pipe varies with position of the fingers.