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1939-08-07 - Page 1. August 7, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1060/show/1056.

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(August 7, 1939). 1939-08-07 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1060/show/1056

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Title 1939-08-07
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date August 7, 1939
Description Volume 2, Number 3
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Bremerton, Washington
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 4
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript Some Naval Traditions.... by w. J. Bannen Number 3 Volume 2 Boxers Head For Top Not many realize it, but the HO u- a:::' ON l1a" the: nucleus for pvS­sibly the best boxing squad in the Fleet. However, in addition to mat­erial, two things are needed to put the team over in championship style. The first is long hours of work, drill, and training on the part of the squad, which we can feel sure is forthcom­ing. The second, and perhaps most important, is the whole- hearted sup­port of every officer and man aboard -~ o get behind that squad and push it over the top. Lei's get acquainted with the ouiflt-- Colbert, 118- pounder, seems due for' another good year, and Car­ter is a fine prospect; thus the ship is ,,; ell set in that weight class. 125- pounders are plentiful, with Holm from last year's squad, and Strickland and McGarvey in addition as newcomers. The 135- pound class is wide open for new material, against the pos­sibility that McGarvey may develop into a lightweight. Aligo and Christensen look like sure things to succeed last year's All­Navy welterweight, Hodge. The 160- pound weight has as ( Continued on Page 2) The last time we dealt with Naval Traditions it was the Hand Salute. This time we will discuss Burial at Sea In the days of Greece and Rome, sailors and galley slaves, who fre­quently died at sea, were buried at sea, and coins were placed in the Bremerton, Washington Ship Races to Rescue On the morning of 18 July, the iiOliSTON got underway as usual for her short range practice runs out of Port Angeles. No sooner unde:' way, however, than word was received by radio that a man was suffering frorn acute appendicitis aboard the mine­sweeper PARTRIDGE, then five hun­dred miles at sea. A Pharmacists Mate was the only medical personnel on the PARTRIDGE. Consequently, assistance was needed- and the HOU­STON was ordered to proceed at once to meet the PARTRIDGE and pick up the stricken man. Outside a radius of twenty- five feet of the Communication Office, the rumors started to fly thick and fast. " Straight dope-', le're going to Seat­tle to pick up the President- he's go­ing to return the v, sit of the K: ng and Queen of Englan: 1!" " 3tr i~' h;; dope- we're going to Norf 0 Ik for overhaul!" " Straight dope-. ve're go­ing to search for the fountain of youth on Treasure Island!" In the meantime, the HOUSTON had eased up to twenty- five knots, and was steaming due west to meet the incoming PARTRIDGE, doing twelve knots. The meeting occurred ( Continued on Page 3.) mouths of these deceasd to pay for fare to Charon for transportation across the River Styx. Herman Melville speaks of the most ancient custom of burial at sea, which is that of sewing the last stitch of the canvas shroud through the n03e of the deceased. This is done by ( Continued on PaRe 2.) 7 August 1939 Rowing Counts Heavy In New Sports Rules Lt. CO:-.-. dl'. Maher, the Athktic Officer of the HOUSTON, announced this week the schedule for the ship in the coming year's Fleet athletic competition, at the same time calling attention to several outstanding fea-tures. . There are a total of 775 points possible in the competition for the General Excellence Trophy. It is in­teresting to note that of that number, 225 are assigned to the highly pro­fessional sport of Rowing. Take heed, HOUSTON; that means that to clean­sweep Rowing would be walking away with one third of the total possible Ceneral Excellency points at one crack. ( Continued on Pasre 4.) Tennis Fans Urge Enlisted Men's Team At present, with the HOUSTON in the Navy Yard, there will be am­ple time and opportunity for the flourishing of our sports. Baseball is in full swing, the pulling whaleboat is go: ng strong, and the swimming te: lm is warming up. Still there is one sport in the background that should be brought to the front. T- E- - N- I- S! There is no enlisted Personnel's Tennis Team on board, nor has there been for a long time. The ship has the good fortune of having an excellent tennis player on board, Christian " Curley" Meyer, RM2c., C Division. Meyer has caused his name to be printed on many sport pages by virtue of his ability as a tennis player. In the year of 1930, as' runner- up in New Lonrlon, Conn., he ICnntim, ed on Page 4.)