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Cigarette Papers

During his time in captivity, Ferranto accumulated cigarette papers through the meager rationing from his Korean guards.  On them he wrote the names of other prisoners whom he encountered in the camps when he was not in solitary confinement.  These name lists were not uncommon among prisoners – in the fog of secrecy, lies, and psychological pressures in the camps, there was general concern that the Communists might attempt to deny the existence of certain prisoners, or attempt to secretly retain them after the end of the war.[iv]  These name lists were, of course, contraband, and any that were found by Chinese or Korean guards were seized and destroyed.  Ferranto had created several that were taken from him in surprise searches.

Just a month prior to his release, however, Red Cross packages were distributed to the hostages that contained American cigarettes, a safety razor set, comb, and two tubes each of toothpaste and shaving cream.[v]  Desperate or inspired, or perhaps a bit of both, Ferranto brought his considerable ingenuity to bear on the situation.  He tightly rolled his last lists of prisoner names and covered them with the plastic wrapping of the new pack of American cigarettes.  He then opened one of the shaving tube containers from the bottom, inserted the rolled lists, and resealed the tube.  The shaving cream tube and its hidden lists made it out of the camp untouched, and it is these same cigarette papers that have made their way to the collection of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

 

 

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We used to use cigarette papers to set the air gap on the injectors on Detroit diesel engines when they were assembled or repaired!!

 

The use they were put to in the previous is far more impressive.  

 

Our way of using them kept America moving and supplied!!!

 

 

 

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Clarinet and flute and sax players sometimes use cig papers to clean the felts on the keys. They put the paper on the hole, close the key and gently pull them out to clean the felt from moisture etc.

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I used to use cigarette papers to roll joints. ;)

Far less impressive than what Mr. Ferraro did with them. 

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4 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

I used to use cigarette papers to roll joints. ;)

Far less impressive than what Mr. Ferraro did with them. 

Me too Pat!!:) I even rolled up regular tobacco too!

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7 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

Me too Pat!!:) I even rolled up regular tobacco too!

Wait...you can do that? 
 

 

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