Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District

Downtown Pomeroy Washington, 1908

News from the

Downtown Pomeroy Washington, 1908

March, 1920

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The U. S. S. Wyoming and the U. S. S. New Mexico are shown here passing through the Pedro Miguel locks of the Panama Canal.

The electric engines along the side of the locks are called "mules" in deference to their four legged predecessors—they have just hauled the battleship through the locks. If you are interested in mathematics you might figure out how many old style mules it would take to do the job.

The Wyoming at the left. Is moving out to the lower level, and as soon as the water In the other lock is let out to the correct level the New Mexico will move ahead.

This picture was taken from a U. S. Navy flying boat, during the recent trip of the Pacific Fleet to the West Coast. They were royally received at all of the ports along the trip.

There's no telling what will happen when a novice carpenter is set loose on a nice pine board.

The Navy's trade schools teacb everything from boiler making to watch making. Carpentering is one of the most popular of the trades, and it is one of the most profitable with which.to return to civil life.

A three or four years enlistment will give a man time to become a master carpenter, providing always that he is serious and really applies himself to his work.

Five or six years from now some of the above men will be earning good money building houses. Others will be in the service at advanced pay and still improving their knowledge of the trade.

Not worried very much about the High Cost of Living, are they? And why should they be? Jack gets the same amount of meat, sugar or potatoes at present day prices as when they cost only one-third as much.

And the Canteens on board sell him candy, cigars, tooth powder, shaving soap, and all his other needs at cost, plus only ten per cent profit. This profit goes into an athletic and entertainment fund, furnishing him with movie films, athletic equipment, and other play time necessities, for nothing.

It's a hard life; that's the reason the fellows in the picture look so worried.