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(6) White clothes.—Trousers, jumpers, mattress covers, undershirts, drawers, towels, hats, socks, and small bags. Place rubber boots on the right, with toes even with bottom of bag, shoes in rear of boots. The whiskbroom is placed between the two rows of clothing and stood on end between the white and the blue trousers.
3. When all bags are laid out as shown above, all men will stand at attention behind their bags. The company commander will then inspect to see that each man has the required amount of clothing. Those that are short will be required to draw enough to fill up. He will then require all of you to unstop various articles of uniform and hold them up for inspection. He will inspect to see that these articles are of uniform pattern, properly marked, and clean. Clothes that are not of uniform pattern will be confiscated. Clothes not marked, or not marked according to regulations, must be marked at once. Clothes that are not clean must be scrubbed at once. See Figure 1 for bag laid out for inspection,
STOPPING CLOTHES ON LINE 1. Clothes should be secured on the clothesline by stops made fast to the eyelet holes in each piece of clothing. These stops may be bought from the supply officer or may be made of cod line, neatly wrapped, or of fine canvas threads, neatly twisted, waxed, and whipped. If two lines are used, all blue clothes must be on one line and all whites on the other. If one line only is used, all whites will be together above and the blues together below. Clothes should be stopped on with corners lapping over so they can not slip down and leave “holidays (vacant spaces) along the line. When stopping on blankets and mattress covers, hitch the clothes stop to the upper corners.
2. Hammocks must be stopped to the line with three clothes stops, one in each end and one in the center eyelet hole. Take round turn about line with stops and tie a square knot.
3. The stops of bags should be made fast to the bottom on the inside, either sewed on securely or, preferably, passed through two eyelet holes in the bottom. The bag should be turned wrong side out before stopping on. It is most important to use strong stops with bags and hammocks and to pass them very securely to prevent them from being blown off in bad weather. It is quite inexcusable to lose articles off the line.
HAMMOCKS, LASHING, AIRING, AND INSPECTION
1. To lash your hammock, first fold your blankets carefully and place in middle of mattress so that ends of blankets come within about 6 inches of ends of mattress. Then roll the mattress as closely as possible and cover this with hammock. Then lash with seven marlin hitches, being careful that the first and last hitches completely close the ends of the hammock over the mattress. Then twist your clews and place same under the hitches.
2. Bedding is aired once a week or oftener, as weather permits. The bugle call is sounded; all hands get hammocks, open them up well so that the air can reach every part of the bedding, blankets outboard, and pillows tucked under clews. Pass hammock lashings through the clews and then take three round turns halfway down to insure that bedding does not come loose. Tuck in all loose ends so that hammock presents a neat appearance. Place hammocks so that there are no vacant spaces or “holidays” on the rail.
3. Hammocks are inspected after they have been piped down, subsequent to airing, or as ordered. At the command Lay out hammocks for inspection, unlash and spread out the hammock, the name on the mattress being turned toward the inspecting officer. Fold the
mattress and the blankets twice crosswise, placing the į mattress cover 10 inches from the head and the blankets 10 inches from the foot of the mattress. . Throw the