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Volume 2 Number 1 Bremerton. VIashh~ ton 10 June, 1939
Houston Loses to Classy
Due to lack of practice and conditioning,
the Ho lston Ramblers
aroppe: i a six to t vo dedsion. The
Ho: ston team shows bettel" prospects
;"' a: 1 it has for thc last five years,
(' ue r-, ostl" to r: ew f: lces a. ld steadier
playing Of the last j'c::! rs : nen.
The pitching str. 1f is b:> lstered b: r
newcomers, Moore, Ruddy, ! byes,
and ! llartin, our first left h ' n~ ed prospect
in many a yen. The _ bryla: 1d
2ct:. l: J. liy had but onJ e: lrncl r: m, the
;: est by costly errors, but a EttIe more
p:' a:: t: ce should see less ragged play.
Moore pitched a very steady
game the last thrce innings, and Matthews
played a sp ukling game at
shortstop, also getting a homerun and
a sine'le out of fOUl' ttmes at bat.
( Continued on Page 2.)
What Are The Following?
( Answers on Page 4.)
Strike a mast
'. t' lC ~ eep's Deepest Mystery
The MARY CELESTE sailed
from New York to Genoa in Novembe;:,
13' 12. The master was a man with
a splendid rep:. ltati n both as a mariner
and a gentleman, and his family
was with him. The sh'p made a good
passage at fir3t; early in Decembu
t07/ vessels r<! corded in their logs
that they had sighted her 300 miles
off Gibralter. Then on December 5,
the captain of a British brigantine
that fell in with her noted that her
course was queer and sent a boarding
party over to see if she needed help.
On deck all was silent. Not a living
thing was in sight- nor a dead
one. The visit:> rs called out, but got
no response. Every soul aboard had
simply disappeared. The ship was in
perfect condition. The cargo was well
stored and in good order. There was
plenty of food and water aboard. The
cash box was intact. In the forecastle
were the seaman's chests and and
clothng, dry and undsturbed. Some
underclothes had been hung out to
dry, in the mate's cabin was a piece of
pzper with an unfinished SU: 11 on it.
A child's dress was still in the sewing
;:-. achine, and there were four halfeaten
breakl: asts on the table.
The MARY CELESTE'S lifeboat
hung on it's davits. There was no
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Maryland " Red Hots"
and their ladies
A cOi~ lpaIison of the box scores
of the two teams shows that the Hou~
t: J" l team did very well, making 8
hits oat of 36 times at bat for an
b: ltting average of 220. The Marybnd
with 47 times at bat made but
7 hits, for a batting average of 170.
The Maryland team play was better
than that of the Houston, for the
Maryland made good six of their seve!
l hits while the Houston could nlake
two of their eight hits good. Cox,
the Mar~' land pitcher, struck out 12
On board, several discussions
have r. risen about the proper word
to paSI; . over the loudspeaker system.
Just y: hat is the correct word for
each item? In October of 1937, Admiral
F. A. Todd wrote an art',.'''.:!
in' the Institute Proceedings on the
subject in question. In his articl<! 1' 3
compares the word passing to the
command given to infantry or to a
crew of oarsmen; i. e. " Forward,
march" means one thing and one
thing only', it is not to be confused
with anything else; Toss, oars is
i~ entical. In the same respect, the
word p'issed should mean only one
t: ling and have only one phraseo- logy.
Some of these have stood the test
of tiu'. e ' because they were short, to
the point, and me'an one thing.
" Pipe to breakfast ( dinner or supper)"
( not " down to")
" Th: l smoking lamp is lighted."
( n:> t " lit")
" Th: l smoking lamp is out."
" L: l: r aft the anchor watch to muster."
, f.' Haul over hatch hoods."
"''' R:> 11 back the hatch hoods." ( during
a let- up in rain.)
" Take off hatch hoods." ( after the
rain or when dry.)
" Put on all gun covers ( searchlight
covers)" ( before the rain.)
" Make up all hatch hoods."
Deck lookouts report each haIfhour
with the bells: " Starboard running
light and masthead light and
masthead light a bright light." and
" Port running light and main truck
light a bright light." ( Not " Burning
' fhe lord is Passed