IIOUS'I ONTTES CLIMB ONE MORE
Lite Bonnet takes pleasure in
rag the advancement of scv-
re of our shipmates.
:n, J. BJllc to CBM (AA).
. J.K. GM2c to GMlc, Shan::s,
"M2s to MMlc, Lee, M. Sic ;o
jleElhanon, B.F. Sic to SK^c,
, P. F3c to F2c, Eufemia, F3c
Congragulations are in order,
as hearty wishes for a contia-
f your good progress in the
The Commander in Chief of the TJ.
S. Fleet has published a letter suggesting the discontinuance of the custom of distributing cards between
r esses of Officers, due to its growth
to such a proportion as to be needlessly burdensome and expensive. This
can be done without lessening the good
will or the harmonious relations between the units of the fleet.
While the sending of cards has come,
down s i a fine old custom, "commer-
cializirg", we believe, has gone too
far, an ' more personal cards or letters
would be much more in order. Christmas is, essentially, a time for remem-
berance of persons absent and not an
occasion for just sending cards because every one else does. If the latter is the case, we feel the true reason is being lost, and suggest none be
sent. Personalize your Christmas
cards this year!
Mare Is. Navy Yard, Vallejo, Calif.
It is with deep regret we announce the death of the four year old
son of CBM Kaspar. Our heartfelt sympathy and Condolences are
extended to CBM Kaspar and his
family in their hour of bereavement.
SHIP SERVICE STORE PREPARED
TO SUPPLY YOUR CHRISTMAS
During the past week our Ship Service Store received a large consignment of misccllanous articles, each
and every one well suited to the needs
of members of the crew for their
As every one knows the Store is
maintained primarily for the benefit
of the ere*? through its ability to supply the wants of all hands at a much
lower rate than the average shore
This year the Store carries an exceptionally fine assortment of items
at the usual reasonable rates. If you
wish, you may obtain a cute "Shirley"
Temple doll for the little ones; there
are neck'.ies , scarfs etc. for dad and
bra'h::r; innumerable household appliances for mother, sis, the missus or
even the bride to be.
Before going ashore to do your
Xmas shopping, drop around to the
Ship Service Stove and you may save
yourself the needless trouble of battling the Holiday shopping crowds and
also the possibility of purchasing
shelf worn or l.adly handled articles
as is always the case where so many
prospective bnj ers crowd the shops
and stores at t lis time of the year.
CHRISTMAS PARTY PLANS WELL
Last Saturday morning the second
meeting of the entertainment committee and division representatives was
held and the preliminary plans for
both the Kid's party and the Dance
Encouraging reports were submitted, indicating that both events of the
holiday season are to be successful
Each and every committee is working hard to insure a successful completion of all plans, although several
committes must await further developments before being able to make
The finance committee must await
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THE CHRISTMAS BALL
The HOUSTON'S second annual
Christmas Ball will get underway at
the 28th of December, according to the
21:0'1, in the Rodman Club, Saturday
With one of the snappiest dance
orchestras in Frisco lined up we are
assured of some high class dance
About 100 of the bay region's snappiest girls are to be invited, therefore HOUSTONITES and GG's are
assured a full dance program.
Punch and a fine arrayof refreshments will be served in the dining
room above the ballroom, assuring
one and all a pleasing interlude to the
gay round of festivities in store for
you. Aside from being our second
annual Christmas Ball, this is also
to be our first dance in Mare Island.
Let's make the first one a huge success-more are sure to follow.