National Geographic : 1941 Jun
Life in Our Fighting Fleet 677 Coffeepots and Men Alike Must Be Clean as a Whistle in the Navy In spotless uniforms, a group of mess cooks (who are not cooks but food handlers) undergo their daily inspection on the battleship Arkansas. Capacious coffeepots reveal the Navy's love for "java." Official Photographs U. S. Navy "Make Mine a Sundae, Jack, and Don't Spare That Chocolate Sauce!" A daily ration of rum, long since abolished in the U. S. Navy, has given way to the soda fountain, where a sailor can satisfy his thirst or his sweet tooth with soft drinks, milk shakes, and ice cream at nominal prices (page 689). Profits from the sales go to the ship's welfare fund.