National Geographic : 1944 Aug
Palms and Planes in the New Hebrides 235. U. a . lniarlne :orps, ullIciaI Efate Native in Castoff Campaign Hat Gets Rich Quick Doing Marines' Laundry A bucket, a bar of soap, and American muscle sufficed the initial landing forces. Later, natives were persuaded, for modest sums, to do the week's wash. Soon they learned to charge all the traffic would bear. U. S. Navy, Official One Hand Gloved, the Other Free for Balancing, Navy Boxers Strive for a "Knock-off" This shipboard sport, usually played on a boom over water, is a shore game on Espiritu Santo. The sailor felling his opponent is "king of the boom" unless he has committed a foul with the ungloved hand.