Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 20, 1952 · Page 31
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THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1952 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAOfi Korean Menu Of Gls Just About Like U.S. By DOUGLAS I.ARSR.V N R A Stuff Cormpondent PUSAN, Korpa— (NBA)— Every day, sometime in the middle of the afternoon, after he has carefully checked his dally shipping and stock control reports, Capt. Jacob Bornstein of New York decides Just what all U. S. soldiers In Korea will oat several days hence. A former baker, the plump, genial Bornstein makes up the Army menu for the entire Korean theater. Except for the men at the front who get extra allotments of fresh eggs, fruits, vegetables and meat flown In to them, every man from private to general gets exactly the same basic chow. "Steak Is my favorite, and If It were possible I'd put it on ih<> menu at least four times a week," Bornstein says,. , "However," he adds, "the menu we arn now giving the men In Koroa is one that no Army food expert evor thought possible before the fighting here," He explains: "What we feed 1hf» nipn in the States Is the best dipt that money can buy. In a foroign theater our goal Is to get as olose to the Stateside menu as possiblp. The limitation, however, outside thn U. S., is Ihe amount of perishables we can get. We are golling plenty here, about one-third of all of the food. It's enough to make ours the closest thing to the U.-S. menu ever achieved for nn American Army outside the zone of the Interior." Back Up Clitim The men at the front, and every other place In Korea, back up this claim. And there is unoninious opinion among the men that In the way of personal needs— cloth- Ing, tobacco, shaving gear and soap — they are also Ihe best equipped Army in history. An Inspection of the huge, crowded Quartermaster Corps section of the bustling Pusan waterfront reveals the amazing story of just why UN ..troops are faring so well in Korea this Winter. Giant, newly-completed cold storage warehouses daily receive the hundreds of tons of perishables brought in by ship from Japan, and in some cases straight from the U. S. Thus, trains leave Pusan for some distribution point farther north every few hours loaded with the fruit, meat, potatoes, flour, butter, salad dressing and even a proportionate amount of catsup, mustard, salt and pepper. It's all done neatly and efficiently according to a working formula. The goal is to keep at least a 30-day supply of food ahead at all times in the Pusan warehouses. Of course, this isn't possible on some perishable items, hut if something should close up the docks here penmanently for any period of time, the troops would be assured of at. least a month's supply of food while other points of supply could be created. On clothing and other equipment for Hie troops, an attempt: is. made to maintain a 60-day backlog. 41,000 Items According Id Lt. Col. Shelby T,. Gillette, the QM officer in charge of the dock operation, there are 44,000 separate quartermaster items In what they call the II and IV categories, other than food and petroleum. That group includes everything from ra/or blades to tent poles. As Col. Gillette puts it, "everything to satisfy the needs c/f the individual." Newest major quartermaster Hem to be arriving for delivery to the front is nn improved type of tent. It is packed in prefabricated wooden sections and insulated with spun glass. As part of the business of fight- Ing a war the American Army way, there are 2000 tons of office supplies moving through every couple erf months. Kverything from paper clips to huge filing cabinets are included in the. huge area where these items are stocked. Stealing Problem Col. Gillette says the problem of stealing — pilferage In Army talk — has been especially serious for the QM in Pusan. And it's understandable, he says, with hundreds of tons of everything the Koreans need so desperately, stored in a crowded area where the need is worst. He Operates on the theory that the troops need it more, however, and maintains a heavy guard at all limes. It also forces extremely careful supervision of the Korean workers who help handle the supplies. For some time, Gillette explains, the most, serious problem was the stealing of string frr/m the flour sacks. The string could he secreted out easily and made excellent wicks for the Kureai\ lamps. Unfortunately It. ruined n lot: of good flour. Another knotty firohlem which has been neatly licked by Hie QM is HIP providing of different kinds o'f menus for I he varied tastes of the other than I'. S. troops. (•liasll.v T(md a I'lmncy A "terrible toail" Ihal lias been frightening motorists along tho Rlnnoy by-pass near East London, South Africa, has been unmasked. Night drivers have either nearly swerved off the road or stepped on the throttle and flashed past when they saw the monstrous three-foot j frog facing them. The "toad" turned out to be n natural formation In the form of a frog, on which someone had painted a mouth and ghastly, staring eyes. KREY Ready-To-Eof PORK CALLIES ' HALF .SKINNED WITH EXCESS FAT REMOVED 6r««ltr teenomy btciuit you *r« not p«y- Ing for portion! you tsn't ui«. UK work i pr«p»ring, tool * A RIAL BUY! in 1 Invor." , FRYING CHICKENS SLAB BACON -39- Lb. , Roll •V MMM^NVWMIiMVNBIMB SPECIALS NU-TASTE AMERICAN BLUE LABEL Cheese Food "IT SPREADS' KARO SYRUP l'/2 Lb. Bottle ADAMS GARDEN PINEAPPLE REGULAR BOX PACIFIC ' • MACKEREL KLEENEX 200 COUNT CHUNKS "ifflJT No. 2 Squat Can C Large Box 300 COUNT Ready to Serve No. I Tall Can . 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AJAX CLEANSER 13' FAB LARGE SIZE LARGE *)Q e SIZE *» PALMOLIVE SOAP REGULAR BARS 25' PALMOLIVE SOAP IATH BAR NEW GREEN CABBAGE "6° Boy-Friend Seeks -lail FLORIDA— 150 SIZE \> ll-r,l po- \\alkiiiH HIP tlmfi mi: to I)'' i ModeiiPM lice in Milan, llalv into a station. • onh' of tuo suitcases and arrested. In\ estimation repealed that he had stolen nothing but u anted to ^rt auay from an insistent girl-friend. Snnlini; contentedly. AlorlcnoM ua.s hooked tor pretending to have committed a crime. Commentators noted ilia: there were only 5ri maniac's annulled in Italy last year. ORANGES Doz. Always look Tor RIVAL DOC »ooo BAILEY'S GROCERY 20'}1 Central BERTIER, M. P, 1101 K Seventh BROWNIE'S GROCERY Cottage HilN DILDINE & FRICK 101 t. MadUon. Wood Ki\rr DOTY, FAY JOHN 0, EAROLEY It. Ii. 1, Koseuood Heighti EAST ALTON GROCERY 2'!i bdwardtville, Koad. E. Alli ELM STREET MARKET Kim and \ll<> FERGUSON AVENUE MKT, * 900 K.. 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