Army & Navy: The Flat Roll

The necessities of war mother many an ingenious idea. At the height of the U-boat campaign, the office of the Quartermaster General had a timely brain wave. It was described last week in a release from the Army Service Forces depot in Atlanta:

"One day Lieut. Colonel Frederick Borth, former professor of the Louisiana State University. . . made the mild observation that in connection with the handling of toilet-paper rolls, the Army was shipping thousands of cubic feet of air space overseas daily. So why not bale toilet paper?*

"Colonel J. W. G. Stephens [then chief of Depot Operations] was stunned. Why...

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