Volume 3 Number 2 Pearl Harbor, T. H. February, 3 1940
HOUSTON IN SMOKER TONIGHT
CAGERS TRIP MORMONS
Houston Enters Basketball
NINE RAMBLERS TO FIGHT
FOR CRUHAWDET LAURELS
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GENERAL HERRO VISITS
During the past week of tactics,
the Houston played host to two unofficial
observers from the sister
branch of the service; Major General
Charles D. Herron, Commanding
General of the Hawaiian Department;
and his Aide de Camp, First Lieutenant
John T. Honeycutt.
The Houston may well feel proud of
the honor of the courtesy visit, and
add General Herron's name to the
roster of distinguished guests.
It is interesting to note that, under
the entire Hawaiian Military establishment
which General Herron commands,
is included the largest post in
the United States Army - Fort Schofield,
consisting of some nine hundred
officers and twenty- two thousand
men - and, incidentally, that the second
largest Post in the Army is at
Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
At the boxing and wrestling smoker with CruDiv Six tonight, to select
Cruisers, Hawaiian Detachment, Champions, the HOUSTON will furnish nine
out of fifteen contenders. Winners of these semi- final bouts " vill, at a later
date, meet the Champions of Destroyers, Hawaiian Detachment, to vie for top
crowns of the entire Hawaiian Detachment.
On the wrestling mat, the HOUSTON pins her hopes on Chick, F1c - in
the 126 lb. class - All- avy bantamweight champion three successive years;
Arthur, GM2c - 145 lb. class - last years group champion; and Juul, BM2c 165
lbs. wTestling again under HOUSTON colors after a three- year absence.
In the ring, HOUSTON boxers represent CruDiv Four in every weight
but one. Starting with the bantamweight
class, " Mac" McPherson, a
first- year lad with the finesse of a veteran,
will seek to cop his first heavycruiser
title. Either " Blackie" Strickland
or Henry Holton, each of the
HOUSTON, will fight in the featherweight
class. With little to choose
from between them, the boxing coach
could toss a coin and be sure of picking
a winner, whether heads or tails.
Aligo, veteran of many years of
campaigning, will fight in the welterweight
class, determined to bring another
crown to the HOUSTO . Representing
the middleweights " Bud"
Adams - baseballer, basketballer,
boxer - last years division champ in
the same class - will be punching for
a heavy- cruiser title likewise. In the
175 lb. class the other " Blackie" Hartwick,
winner of the group title
by three straight KO's - will throw
leather for a fourth successive win by
the same route. Joe Lewdanski, the
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LONG DISTA CE
" MELE KALIKIMAKA"
Though the Houston was far from
home at Christmas this year, the
ship's own private Santa Claus operated
by remote control. Just before
the holidays, $ 450 was distributed
Sunday, January 28th, Captain
" Snoz" Hattemer led his team to a
brilliant victory over a Snappy
Salt Lake City team which didn't stop
scrapping until the final whistle. The
good news was to the tune of 43- 35.
LaBarge and McFadden paced the
Houston cagers offense with 18 and
10 points respectively, with Hattemer
and Hagerstrom garnering six points
each, and " Bud" Adams making the
final contribution of 3 points.
Defensively, the whole group starred
and held the flashy forward Merrimear,
and pivot man, Hamm, of the
Salt Lake to 10 points each.
Today, our team meets the New Orleans
at the Air Station Gym at 1500
for the Cruiser Championship in the
final game. We have an even chance,
and excellent squad, and the will to
win, so lets see lots of rooters behind
them at the Gym. There will be a
special boat run for the rooting party.
Come one, come all, and let the team
know you are behind them.