The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on April 21, 1948 · 20
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The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 20

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Wednesday, April 21, 1948
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THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 21. 1948.- LURLINE SOUVENIR EDITION TWO Matson Chairman Waiiam Roth Outstanding In Coast Shipping William P. Both, chairman of the board of Matson Navigation Co., has been a leader in the shipping industry and an outstanding figure in the development of Pacific shipping for more than a quarter of a century. BORN IN HONOLULU. Mr. Roth joined the Matson Naviga-1 turn Co. in a clerical capacity in 1914 after being graduated from Stanford University. He became secretary-treasurer of the company in 1916 and vice president and general manager in 3 917, following the death of Capt, William Matson. Several years later he succeeded to the presidency, and became chairman of the board in 194ft DURING HIS administration, Matson expanded it3 services and facilities markedly. The Los Angeles Steamship Co. was merged with Matson and regular service between Los Angeles and Hawaii was provided with new, modern freight and passenger vessels. In conjunction with the Isthmian Steamship Co., regular service between the Atlantic Coast and Gulf ports and Hawaii was instituted. ... IN 1326, UNDER Mr. Roth's direction, Matson acquired the Oceanic Steamship Co., which in 1932 stepped up its services in the South Pacific with two of the fastest and most luxurious passenger-express liners afloat, the Mariposa and the Monterey. Two other large ships, the Lur- Dr.W.H. Slaughter Lurline Surgeon Dr. William H. Slaughter, senior ship surgeon of the Matson Lines, and ship surgeon aboard the new Lurline, was formerly a commis-sioned officer in f j the United Slates public health :,f ,.. " ' y service. v ; He retired aft- ' "- ' , er 27 years spent r r mostly in marine ' hospitals. , s Dr. Slaughter - 1j served as surgeon f t on the Marine - J 'New' Ship Throughout Eighteen Million Spent To Recondition Lurline With every new improvement and innovation for passenger luxury and comfort, and costing more than $18,000,000, the Matson liner Lurline is a new vessel created through the skill and talent of the foremost architects, engineers and artisans. All her passenger facilities, lanais, staterooms and public rooms, were planned by Raymond Loewy, of New York, one of America s fore Phoenix from Dr. Slaughter -1 December, 1946, unui ius appointment to the reconverted Lurline. He and Mrs. Slaughter have four children. line and the Matsonia, were put into operation by Matson between California ports and Honolulu. Also under Mr. Jloth s direction, Matson built ana operaiea its .t-ort Accessories BIdg. in San Francisco to supply and, service its passenger ships. THIS BECAME ona Of the most extensive operations t2 its kind anywhere in the world, and still is the largest ships service facility in the Pacific. Another forward-looking step by Matson was the operation of its own maintenance and repair division in San Francisco, which performed maintenance work for hundreds of vessels of the American and .Allied governments during World War II. This was merged, after the war, with the United Engineering Co., with drydocks and yards in Alameda, the two Matson-owned facilities now operating as a single unit. most designers t HERE ARE SOME OF her outstanding features: 1. The Lurline is completely air-conditioned public rooms, staterooms and crew quarters. Passengers, through individual control units in each stateroom, can raise or lower the temperature of conditioned air to suit their individual tastes. 2. All furnishings are hand tailored and designed specifically for the new ship. The interiors follow the Polynesian motif, enhanced by murals, carvings, plaques, mosaics and prints executed by outstanding California artists. Extensive use is made of hand woven fabrics, bleached or blond wood furniture, antique gold mirrors against a color background of chartreuse, sage green and dove gray with accents of yellow, vermilion and gold. , 3 AU passenger staterooms feature the new "living-room-by-day, bedroom-by-night" arrangement through the employment of new types of sleeping equipment. Beds, when not in use for sleeping, either disappear into a recess in the wall or become full length sofas. The stateroom by day becomes a comfortable and spacious living room. ury" at popular Tate in new air-conditioned cabin class staterooms which are two-berth, and in some instances three-berth. They, too, become living rooms by day. The cabin class dining room features the use of plastic covered fabrics in gay design on its walls, the smoking room has carved Polynesian masks hanging above the teakwood bar and a 19-foot Polynesian mural highlights the lounge 5. In addition to Lanai suites, long a feature of Matson passen-i ger vessels, the Lurline adds another type of accommodation in the "Lanai bedroom" comprising bedrooms, sitting room, foyer and bath. 6. The fresh water system evaporates and purifies sea water at a rate of 80,000 gallons a day, making the ship entirely independent of shoreside fresh water. Because her fresh water tanks are always full, the new ship has more stability and riding comfort. ' THE LURLINE accommodates 722 passengers, 484 in first class and 238 in cabin class. A crew of 444, or more than one crew member for every two passengers, is required to maintain Matson standards on the new vessel. 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Kninaainas and visitors will find the Iiest in mainland apparel and shoes 0 for men and women . . . name-hrands, many of theni "Excliisives' . . as well as the hest in island-made sportswear, at 3IcInorny?s. r 1 a .A1 0 y1 ',0 FORT at KI5G FORT at 3IERCCAAT n,WAII S QUALITY STOHE FOB EAHLY 0E HUMinED YEAItS" Ain-COXDITIOXED toilet. In the majority of staterooms the bath facility is a shower, although some have both tub and shower. In the majority of instances the bath and toilet facilities are contained in separate compartments with each compartment equipped with washstand and mirror. . THE SHOPPING center, libra ry and writing room, gallery, mam lounge, large "H ' shaped smoking room, which is actually four rooms in one, and the veranda are all on A deck. The main or first class lounge sis one of the largest rooms on the ship. It has a stage concealed by handwoven drapes, antique gold mirrored walls, ceiling-height windows, covered by mahogany carved scrollwork screens, and furnishings which achieve a harmonious blending of soft pastels. It is a room of many moods, a theater at night when the latest movies are shown, a concert room during afternoon tea and a rendezvous at other times. The first class smoking room is divided into four functional sections, each one individually designed. On the port side forward is the club room and on the starboard side the card room. THE BAR FORMS the cross-bar of the H-shaped room and sweeps in curved wall seats to the aft portside section of the imoking room. The starboard aft side alcove is another area for diversions of the ship's smoking room. - A feature of the smoking room is a large two-section mural depicting a Polynesian ceremony preceding a native fishing expedition showing the carved prows of outrigger canoes, Ceremonial masks, idols and a Polynesian village meeting house. THE VERANDA occupies the full width of A deck aft and is designed for a variety of uses. There is a large dance floor which in the morning 'hours serves as a race track for miniature ponies. At night, popular rhythms played by the orchestra transform it into i a sparkling night club. . a. uuu. 1 wiuf 4auaii iaiia; uvi- rooms and crew quarters all have Hnilt-in en3lrrs fnr raHin onrl j recorded music. Ceilings in the public rooms are of a special soundproofing ' material which eliminates noise. New, modern sound projectors are provided to show the latest motion pictures. THE SHIP has its own tailor shop, laundry, barber shop, beauty salon, printing shop, carpenter shop, a complete shopping center and a modern night club with spacious dance floor. She has two sports decks, a swimming pool and a modern night club with plenty of room for deck chairs. There is a modern hospital with its own air conditioning, system. The Lurline has a 400-line telephone system for passengers and two additional telephone systems for use of her operating personnel. The crew of the Lurline lives better than the crew of any other liner afloat for every comfort and convenience has been provided. Instead of old style dormitories the crew will live in air-conditioned rooms of single, two, three, four and, in a few instances, six berths. These rooms contain full length lockers with mirrors, individual bed reading lamps, chairs, connections for safety razors and standard beds. , ' THE CP&W has air-conditioned messrooms, a barber shop, all electric galley and a commissary where cold drinks, candy, cigarets, clothing, toilet articles and magazines may be purchased. The main galley is all-electric, gleaming with eight ranges, pressure cookers, dishwashing machines, ovens and stainless steel work tables. Installed throughout is the most modern equipment available. Each electric toaster, for instance, turns out 750 slices of toast per hour, the potato peeler handles 50 pounds of potatoes or other vegetables in three minutes and the pressure cooker has a capacity of six bushels of vegetables. OUTSTANDING feature of the construction of the vessel was the extensive use of marinite for walls of all public rooms, staterooms, personnel quarters and similar enclosures. Marinite i a fireproof asbestos type paneling characterized by unusual strength and hardness. Aluminum was used generously in sheathing for walls and in the superstructure. Rubber tiling in new colors and designs covers all inside doors. AJ1 the open desks and outside handrails, doors and ladders are teakwood. On the sun deck forward and on the same deck between the stacks new steel frame houses with aluminum plating provide quarters for the licensed personnel as well as fan rooms for the new air-conditioning equipment. ON THE B DECK LEVEL the house extends to the ship' side providing space for passenger accommodations. B deck extends for- Sydney G.Walton Joined Matson 21 Years Ago Sydney G. Walton, vice president of the Matson Navigation Co., was born in San Francisco. He received his early education in San Francisco schools and was graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. HE WAS EMPLOYED by the Eastman Kodak Co. until July, 1927, when he became associated with the Matson Navigation Co. Since that date he has occupied various positions in an executive capacity and forthe past several years has been in'charge of the extensive passenger operations of Matson and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Oceanic Steamship Co., between the Pacific Coast and the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. MR. WALTON has charge of Matson's air transport division and has long been active in the development and encouragement of overseas air service in the Pacific. John E. Cushing Is President Of Matson Company John E. Cushing, president of the Matson Navigation Company, was born in San Rafael, Calif., and graduated from Stanford University. - He decided upon a steamship career upon graduation and joined the firm of Bates & Cheseborough in 1908, remaining with that firm until 1911 when he went to W. R. Grace & Co. IN 1915 HE decided he needed maritime insurance experience, so he worked for an insurance firm for a year and then took charge of the New York office of Williams, Dimond & Co. He was a major in the Quarter- ward over the well deck where are found crew quarters, air-conditioning machinery rooms and additional open deck space forward. The stacks are streamlined with the whistles and whistle platform recessed in the forward stack. THE LURLINE IS 632 feet long with a beam of 79 feet. Her gross tonnage is 18,500 and her displacement 26,150 tons. Hugh Gallagher Entered Shipping Business In 1906 Hugh Gallagher vice president f, in charge of operations of the Matson Navigation Co.. first entered the shipping business in 1906 when he took a summer vacation, job as a shipping clerk with a Standard Oil Co. office in the Philippines. HE LIKED the work so much that he didn't return to school but remained with Standard Oil for three years. After a try at the railroad construction business in the Pacific Northwest, he returned to shipping in 1914 as agent for the Pa cific Steamship Co. in Juneau, Alaska. In 1913 Mr. Gallagher moved to New York, where he became general Eastern agent for the Admiral Oriental Line and Pacific Steamship Co. IN 1921 ME was promoted to assistant operating ' manager of Pacific Steamship Co. with offices in San Francisco. He joined the Oceanic Steamship Co. as operating manager in 1925 and went to Matson as assistant manager when Matson bought Oceanic in 1926. He served as vice president and operating manager of Matson and Oceanic from 1930 to 1943 when he was appointed vice president in charge of operations of Matson. HE IS A VICE president and director of Matson Terminals and i for many years has been a key ?' figure in Pacific American Steam- -v ship Association, Shipowners of the Pacific Coast, Waterfront Employers and the Propeller Club. master Corps during World Wa? 1, in full charge of freight traffio for the port' of New York. Upon leaving the army in 1319 ha became director of operations for the Emergency Fleet Corp. HE RESIGNED in 1920 to rejoin Williams, Diamond & Co. He left that company in 1923 to becomu traffic manager for the American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Mr. Cushing was appoint ed president of American-Hawaiian in 1938 and remained in that position until he joined Matson as president in 1947. - During World War II he waa assistant deputy administrator of the War Shipping Administration in the Pacific. SALON OP FASHIONS FOR YOUR ItOSMTIC IIAWAIIM IITBRLDDE r : 4 i t Right: A new ankle length dresi that is a confection of imported white organdie and eyelet lace. By Ceil Chapman. Ittt Our ottn original cocktail tos-tume designed and custom made out of exotic pure, silk prints from the Orient. This is one of a group which is truly distinctive. Other models include dinner dresses end hostess gotvns and only one model is made from each print. Houri: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 316 Lewers Road, Waikiki Phons 94500 'A f

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