Army & Navy - Pacific Victory Gardening

One soldier traded a quart of Scotch for one of the first cucumbers from a new U.S. truck farm in the Pacific. But by last week U.S. soldiers and bluejackets were harvesting more fresh vegetables than they could eat, sending the ample surplus to their fighting comrades. First of its kind in the Central Pacific, the Guam garden is part of an expanding system of island farms (already 5,000 acres) which are producing every month more than 2,000 tons of tomatoes, cabbages, peppers, corn and other truck for the armed forces.

The project is classed as a Navy job, because...

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