BB TEAM BREAKS 50- 50
The Basketball team had two games
during the stay in Vallejo last week
and broke even, losing to the SAN
FRA CISCO in a hard heartbreaking
game that ended 35- 36. In this game
the team showed to advantage but the
Frisco quintet just seemed to be
getting th breaks, making the winning
basket just as the whistle ended.
Wilmuth and Kennedy have at last
seemed to hit their stride and counted
for most of the HOUSTON points.
The second game was with a civilian
going under the name of the Rodgers.
The breaks were a little more for us
this time and' we managed to come
out on top with a score of 39- 27. The
game was fairly well played, but
still there was not the speed that the
HOUSTON outfit is capable of.
IN OFFICIAL GAME AT KEZAR
Rounding into excellent form the
HOUSTON team gained revenge,
32- 7, for the 42- 32 defeat the CHESTER
dished out in the first game of
leagu. e schedule in San Pedro. Out
at Kezar last Tuesday the Blue and
White garbed outfit of the HOUSTO
walked off with the honors for the
evening by tieing up their opponents
to the tune of 54- 23. The overconfidence
of the CHESTER team may have
had something to do with the victory,
but it takes no glory whatsoever
from a team that went out to play in
a game and were considered the
underdogs. It was an upset that has
the rest of the Scouting Force team~
worried. With a starting lineup of
Kennedy at center, Wilmuth and
Douglas playing forwards and Bail'
and Rainey at guards, the five took
things slow and easy the first half
and marked up 22 points to 16. The
CHESTER team playing fairly fast
and kept up, and managed to look
rea onably good, with a promi e of
making things interesting during the
entire game. In the second half the
way the HOUSTONites pounded at
the basket, swept the Black and White
team ight off the floor, letting them
score up only 7 while the Blue amas ed
32. Substitutions in the latter
part of the half in the form of
O'Brien, Davis, Schrum and Baker,
who also managed to mark up a few
tallies, gave the first line- up a welldeserved
THE BLUE BONNET
REVISED BASKETBALL SKED
HOUvsSLC 19 Dec. 2100 Ad. Leigh
HOUvsVES 21 Dec. 1530 Ad. Leigh
HOUvsLOU 22 Dec. 1400 Ad. Leigh
HOUvsPOR 26 Dec. 1300 Ad. Leigh
HOUvsLOU 27 Dec. 1830 Ad. Leigh
It is unfortunate that the majority
of the HOUSTO , S games have been
played at a time during which it is
practically impossible for the ship's
company to see them in action. It
isis a good team, and those games
that are at a desirable for spectators
from the ship should be seen by all
persons who really desire to see a
good team in action. The results may
not look so good when marked up,
but scores are not always indicative
of a good game or a good team.
CHICAGO 29 HOUSTON 25
Once more playing to some hard
luck the Houston hoopsters took a
defeat at the hands of the Racketeers
in a game that was fast and more or
less rough and full of fouls that were
a trifle unavoidable due to the brand
of ball played.
The scoring was back and forth all
during the game and the lead changed
many times, with the final whistle
finding the Black and Yellow on the
long end of the score. The Salt Lake
game comes up next, at the Admiral
Leigh Gymn in San Pedro. This game
may be a deciding factor in the ScoFor
race as the Chi and Salt Lake
are running it a close fight for the
Championship. The Houston can do
some upsetting and perhaps spoil the
chances of one or more teams in the
next few games . t. o.. be played.
AVIATION DAY- Cont'd.
new improvements make flying machines
more numerous. Civilization
has lived through an Age of Sail, an
Age of Copper, Iron, Steam, etc; · now
we enter an Age of the Air - because
two young men believed man
could fly and pro.. v. e. d. it!
Sadie: Darling, you are everthing
Joe: U m m m m m! Hold everything!
" Get something in your eye 1"
" No. I'm just trying to look through
• I •
Send the BLUE BONNET home.
USS Houston- 12- 15- 34- 800
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dancer, furni hed by the orchestra.
The next question taken up was
that of the Christmas party to be held
Christmas day. The following members
were delegated to suppervi e the
arrangements; Hall, Baker, Withey,
for the tree, lights and miscellaneous
decorations. Mr. Ray has promised
the aid of the C& R gang in rigging
up the tree and a fire place to add
the required atmosphere of a real
Christmas celebration. The Children
will be brought aboard at 1030. Six
members of the Entertainment Committee
are to be in the boat to take
care of the youngsters during the
trip. This will be taken care of by
Snyder, Campbell, Hall, Withey,
Sivak and Yelverton.
Santa Claus will come and distribute
toys soon after the guest are
aboard. They will then be taken to
dinner after which more gifts will
probably be found by Santa to add to
our kid's delight.
This is al 0 a party that should be
made a suce in order to give these
children a real good time, one that
they will remember and tJUly enjoy.
All hand that are going to be aboard
that day should endeaver to help a
much as they can.....
TRAINING OF MESS AT'NDA TS
The officers in the Fleet are requested
to make a special effort to
train and qualify the new mess attendants
for advancement to higher
rating. A large number of the
present officer's cooks and stewards
are transferring to the Fleet Naval
Reserve. No further enlistments of
Filipinos will be authorized. This
will result in an increasing shortage
of cooks and stewards unless the new
mess attendants have been trained
to perform these duties.
LE R, TO DANCE
A " Beginner Class" is being formed
at the San Pedro Army and avy
Y. M. C. A. where those who do not
know how to dance may learn. In
dividual attention will be given. The
class will meet at 4: P. M. each Saturday
in the banquet room of the " Y"
building. 0 charge will be made for
instl · uction. ....
Send the BLUE BONNET home.