Tennis Fans Urge
Enlisted Men's Team
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won a beautiful cup for his hard, last
game of tennis. In the years of 1936,
1937 and 1938, he was winner in the
singles and doubles of the Army and
Navy Tennis meet in the Canal Zone.
For this he received a total of six
cups. In 1938 he won the 4th of July
tournament, covering the A t I ant ic
side ( including civilians). Curley ranked
fifth in 1936, fifth in 1937 and
fourth in 1938 in the Isthmus standing.
Many men who do not go out
for baseball or other sports would
yet make good tennis players. The
average Navy man in the Navy is
healthy and full of vigor. In tennis,
you have the chance of a lifetime to
display that; and the exercise '~ hat
you derive from the sport would more
than satisfy you towards keeping
yourself in condition. There is no
game in the world of sports that can
compare with it for accuracy and
speed and general all around exercise.
Once you're past the beginners stage,
it's really a he- man game that you'll
enjoy. The best part of it is that it
doesn't require much gear and can
be played by two to four men.
Lt. M. A. Norcross has been designated
as Tennis Officer and will be
more than pleased to help organize
an Enlisted Men's Tennis Team. The
HOUSTON is well represented in all
other sports that she is capable of
participating in. So a good tennis
team is all that is needed for a full
- E. C. Simmons
USS Houston-- 8- 7- 3! l- 1M
compete in November and December.
Officers take note.
Total possible number of points
for first place in each sport is given
in the following table:
Officer's Pistol 30
Officer's Golf 20
Officer's Tennis 20
1 cable length
1 statute mile
1 nautical mile
1 marine league
That, according to the " Mariner's
11h cable lenghts
6:> 80 feet
3 marine miles
That Port Angeles, Washington,
s~: ll'es with Washington, D. C. the dist'nction
of being a " national city".
It was reserved as such in 1863 under
the personal direction of President
That Port Townsend was planned
and laid out about 1889 as a city of
30,000. It's present poptllation is approximately
That the principal sources of the
la 19uage of the sea are generally
conceded to be the Teutonic and the
Greek tongues- while the Aryan is
also recognized as an important
That the first large floating dry
dock of the Navy was the " Dewey",
now Orlangapo, Philippine Islands.
The dock was towed there from
Chesapeake Bay, a distance of 13,000
miles, the passage taking 150 days.
That the. term " Court Martial"
comes to us from the " Curia Militaris"
or " Court of Chivalry", also
called the " Marshall's Court".
and ASTORIA here in Bremerton,
then the NEW ORLEANS at Mare
Island. If sucessful in that we are
2. ssured of at least fifth place in the
cruiser competition, and the opportunity
to win first place by defeating
winr. ers of other cruiser groups later.
Baseball can count for a p03sible total
of 75 points, and is well worth a good
try. In that connection, all HOUSTO
men are reminded that the team is
by no means complete yet, nor decided
upon- and if anyone is interested enough
for a try at the game- see
Chief Moore, coach, and come out and
give the HOUSTON a boost.
Swimming, too, will be underway
soon, and it behooves any talent in
that sport to start grooming for the
competition that will take place in
October and November.
Officer's Golf and. Officer's Tennis
Ast. vs. Minn.
Ast. vs. Hou.
Hou vs. Minn.
Ast. vs Minn.
Ast. vs. Hou.
Hou. vs. Minn.
Ast. vs. Minn.
Ast. vs. Hou.
Hou. V3. Minn.
Rowing Counts Heavy
In New Sports Rules
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There are three separate and distinct
competitive groups in Rowing.
One is known as the Selected Crew.
and may be composed of any enlisted
men aboard. The Selected Crew races
about 20 November, and points will
be awarded for the first five places,
50 points going to first place. The
second group is the First Enlistment
Crew, restricted to men who have
served less than four of their first
enlistment. This crew races about
i ovember, places and points being
awarJed in the same manner. The
third group is the Marine Crew, comp:>
sed of any enlisted Marines. They
likewise race about 1 November, a~ d
can account for 50 points, or anyone
of five places. In addition, in each of
these groups, there are inter- cruisergroup
races, furnishing three pla'.:: es
ap: ece, each first taking 25 more
At the same time, it is also worthy
of note that the MINNEAPOLIS
lecently retained the Battenberg Cup
in a challenge race aganst the H. M. S.
ORION, U. S. S. WEST VIRGINIA,
and U. S. S. SALT LAKE CITY.
A major change in this year's
rules, splits cruisers into two groups.
Croup " A" is composed of heavy
cruisers, and includes the HOUSTO .
Group " B" is composed of 10,000- ton
light cruisers, plus the repair group:
VESTAL, MEDUSA, UTAH, ARGO
E, and RELIEF. This means
that the HOUSTON will compete against
cruisers strictly of her class.
Of immediate interest is Baseball.
The HOUSTO begins her competitive
series about 10 August, and
must d(' feat both the MINNEAPOLIS
The schedule of games in the
forthcoming baseball series has been
announced as follows:
Here's Your Baseball Schedule!