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Mare Island Navy Yard, California.
~ HlP'S PARTY
Friday Night, at the Veteran's Hall
in Vallejo, the long planned Ship's
Dance finally became a reality. Refreshments
were ample and the band
was fast. Although the floor became
a' little slippery as time passed, there
was plenty of plain and fancy jitterbugging
done at the expense of a
few spills. The evening's end found
everyone feeling that he knew his
shipmates better than before. That,
even without the fun, would have
been enough to brand the dance a
success. The Committee is to be congratulated
on i. t.' s.... g. ood work.
In 1921- 22, when daring robberies
had occurred all over the United
States for some months, the Marines
were called upon for aid in guarding
mail trains and trucks. All robberies
ceased during the ensuing months.
It is said that General Smedley
Butler told the Marines if any robberies
occured he wanted to see two
dead Marines per robbery.
AUTHOR OF FAMOUS
Death came recently in the Naval
Hospital at Washington, D. C. to
General Fredrick M. Wise, United
States Marine Corps. He was the
two- fisted American that won immortal
- fame at the Belleau Woods
. in the World War. He countermanded
French orders to retreat with the cry:
" Retreat, hell! We just got here!"
The following is what could happen
should yeomen take certain remarks
literally: It applies to all stenographers,
civilian as well as naval.
" Now, yeoman," boomed Mr. MacPatrick,
Ship's Service Officer of the
U. S. S. Non- Such. " From now on when
r dictate a letter, I want you to type
it exactly as dictated and not the
way you think it ought to be "
" Yes, sir,"
" All right. Take a letter."
Next day Mr. O. K. Fizzlebaum of
the Fizzlebaum and Fizz Toy Company,
received the following:
" Mr. O. K. or A. or J. something,
look it up, Fizzlebaum, President of
the Fizzlebaum-( what a name)
Fizz Toy Company, the gyps. It's a
miracle they stay in business- San
Diego, that's in California, isn't it?
Dear Mr. Fizzlebaum: hmmm. You're
some terrible business man. No, not
that, he's a crook, but the sore- head'll
sue me if I insult him. The last ship-
In spite of the deafening sound of
air hammers and the constant presence
of yard workmen with all their
trailing lengths of hose, the ship's
complement greets the overhaul
period at Mare Island with pleasure.
With San Francisco and the World's
Fair only an hour away, the problem
of spending an enjoyable liberty has
been solved. And for those who tire
of the bright lights- the yard offers
many opportunities for recreation.
Inter- divisional soft- ball, swimming,
tennis, and baseball are some of the
ways in which one may spend his
spare time. The movies in the yard
are good and the prices reasonable.
Although overhaul requires additional
work, it also provides more
time to play. It is hoped that everyone
will take advantage of this
period to enjoy himself and get in
shape for the tasks that lie ahead.
ment of toys you sent me were of
inferior quality. Inferior- that's a
laugh; they were junk, and I want
you to understand ... No, cross that
out. 1 want you to- und- e- rstand, ah,
er, that unless you can ship, furnish,
ship, no, furnish, us your regular line
of toys- you needn't ship us any
more, comma, period, or whatever
the grammar is. This darn cigar is
out again. And furthermore, where
was I? Weare returning them back,
period. Yours truly, . Read it over,
no, never mind. I won't waste any
more time on that guy, Sign my