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Every Sunday, "Back in the Day" looks at an article that ran on this date in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The items are verbatim, so don’t blame us today for yesteryear’s bad grammar.

Acting Governor Charles M. Hite, following a meeting with the petroleum industry committee this morning, agreed that the territory will donate all rubber matting and floor coverings in territorial buildings that can be spared for the scrap rubber drive.

In addition, a survey is being made today of city-county buildings for the same purpose.

Mayor Petrie has given permission for the survey and expressed full cooperation with the rubber committee for the collection of city-county rubber today.

The mayor personally urged all city department heads to contribute all rubber articles that can "possible be spared" from their offices,

The items include seat cushions, rubber stamps and floor mats.

The action of Acting Governor Hite and Mayor Petrie is in line with a request from President Roosevelt urging all government agencies to donate rubber articles such as mattings, floorings, seat cushions and other rubberized coverings that could possible be spared.

Today is the last day of the nationwide scrap rubber drive.

Drive To Continue

However, salvaging of scrap rubber will continue in the territory, it was said.

C.W. Turner, chairman of the petroleum industry’s committee for the drive, said that as long as the rubber remains in the territory, donations will be accepted for the pile.

"This will give everyone an opportunity to dig deeper for victory," he said.

JCC Work Goes On

Also, Leonard Withington of the Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce said the chamber will continue the Salvage for Victory campaign begun several months ago and which includes the collection of scrap rubber.

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