I TER- DIVISIO
SOFT- BALL LEAG E
31 August 1939
At the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver
Club rifle match at Camp W sley
Harris August 27, the HOUSTON was
represented by Platoon- Sergeant Johnstone,
Cpl. Bihm and Pic. Manning.
Apparently having an off day our star
hope, Johntone, came in with a score
of ninety on the offhand firing, which
should have been cIo er to the possible
score of one- hundred. With a more or
les bad start he finished with the score
of 222, possible being 250. Bihm and
Manning tied at 219, and though the
boys were not in the money they were
far from the bottom of the list.
The match was won by First Sergeant
Kelly, USMC, of the USS Minneapolis,
score 239; second place west
to Pfc. Butcher, Marine Barracks;
third place to Pfc. Tryon, Marine Barracks,
who also won the High Tyro;
and the last place went to Pfc. McClure,
Marine Barracks. The awards
were The George E. Miller, Sr. Trophy
for one year and two silver
medals to first place, one medal as
winner of the trophy from the Kitsap
Rifle and Revolver Club, and the 2nd
medal given by George E. Miller, Jr.
son of the donor of the trophy; the
latter is a Memorium Medal. Bronze
medals were awarded to 2nd, 3rd and
High Tyro. A small monetary award
wa also given.
The George E. Miller, Sr., Trophy
was given to the Kitsap Rifle and
Revolver Club in 1928 by Mr. Miller,
now deceased, who was then President
of the Bremerton Trust and Savings
Bank, Bremerton. Until his demise
and for more than forty years George
Miller, Sr., was a prominent figure in
the development of Kitsap County.
The match was run at Camp Wes(
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APPEAL FOR F DS
The American Red Cross and the
Navy Relief Society, having completed
another busy year in alleviating distress
and having frequently assisted
naval personnel, are making their annual
appeal for funds. The good use
to which the funds are put is a matter
of daily record in the nation's
newspapers and needs no furthur comment.
CinCUS Fleet has designated the
month of September for collecting
funds on all ships in the Fleet. Div.
Officers will receive contributions commencing
Friday, 1 September.
As a guide in making contributions,
it is believed that everyone
should give approximately one ( 1)
per cent of his mO' 1th's paY, chi amount
being based on the suggestio' 1
of CinCUS Fleet. When it is considered
that the contribution is for a
whole year and for both organizations,
surely one per cent of one month's
pay is not too much. It will go a long
way in tiding somebody over sickness,
flood, earthquake and other disaster.
League I League II
Div. Won Lost Pet. Div. Won Lost Pet.
C 4 1 .800 B 5 0 1.000
1 4 1 .800 2 3 1 .750
8 3 2 .600 4 3 1 .750
M 3 2 .600 5 2 2 .500
3 1 4 .200 S 1 3 .250
E 0 5 .000 F 1 4 .200
A 0 4 .000
The series for the Soft- ball Cham-pionship
of the HOUSTO will be-gin
the Tuesday following Labor Day,
with the three top teams in each
( Continued on Page 4) league as contestants.
Volume 2 Number 5
OH, FOR A ROOTI G PARTY
Di I you see the ball game last
Saturday, HOUSTON vs ASTORIA?
I'll answer that question for you. NO!
But here is a question for you to answer.
Why didn't you see the game?
Could it be that it's too far for you
to walk? Maybe it's because there
are not enough pretty girls attending
the games, therefor there is nothing
to draw the handsome sailor to the
game. Probably the best reason is,
they don't serve beer at the ball
When you enlisted in the Navy,
you gained a lot of shipmates, but
the men on the HOUSTON are your
closest shipmates. The ship is the
same as your school in your school
c.: ays, when your school had a game,
regardless whether it was baseball,
football basketball, or track, if you
weren't participating in the game,
you probably were backing them to
the fullest extent in the rooting se:.: t:
on. So, why don't you root for your
Ye , they lost with a score of
7 to 6. They didn't lose because the
ASTORIA had a better ball team.
They lost because the ASTORIA had
a large rooting party attending the
game. Did you ever stop to think
that a large group of people booing
and yelling at you will cause you to
become nervous. That is what happened
to the HOUSTO players Saturday.
Up to the seventh inning, they
were playing a magnificent ball game
with heads- up ball playing by each
player and the brilliant pitching of
DI GLE, CMM. They were in the
lead 6 - to 2. In the last of the seventh
inning the rooting party of the ASTORIA
took it upon themselves to win