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Long Beach, Calif., 4 February, 1935 Number V
E'X. AMINATIONS FOR RATINGS '.'
The examinations date is set for
Februa~ y 20th, for all ratings to be
filled by ' the' " B Method" in the Cruiseri:
The small quotas as~ igned
makes this competitive examination
necessary in the ratings listed in last
weeks issue. Officers preparing the
examinations. are officers connected
with ratin'g; examinations fo~ which
are composed. From this one would
judge that the questions asked . will
require a thorough knowledge of
the subjects. All questions on A to
N are composed by the staff of Commander
Cruisers, and will be the
same for all ratings. The questhns
will be of the ' objective type' founj
in' the ' New- Type Educational COUTSes,
viz: yes or no, true or false,
most nearly correct, fill- in correct
. words, etc. An average of eight questions
wili be asked under each subhead,
hot over half of the questions
asked will be of the ' true- false' type.
The date is 20 February, while we
are in San Francisco - so there can
be no complaint of short warning.
Now lets us see the HOUSTON candidates
top the li!; t when the final
marks are m~ de up. Remember that
exanrlnation matks count more then
here- to- fore. Hit them hard and make
each answer correct.
We welcome this week Lieutenant
( jg) F. B. Stephens newly arrived
Asiaticer from the gunboats up Hankow
way. He will take over the job
of Communication Officer. Welcome
shipmate- we are glad to have you
Send the BLUE BONNET home.
VESTAL WINS CRUISER SCOUTING
FORCE SWIMMING MEET
Tues~ Ay afternoon in the Anderson
Memorial Plunge, San Pedro, the
VESTAL Aquatics annexed the Crtliser
Scouting Force Swimming title
with a score of 44. The SALT
LAKE CITY took second place with
33 points, followed by the CHESTER
with 14, the CHIQAGO with 7 and the
LOUISVILLE O. ~ lthough no re~
ords were broken, several good times
were turned in. The first, race of the
day, 160 yard relay ( each man swimming
40 yards) was an easy victory
for the VESTAL ( 1: 25: 06). The
SALT LAKE CITY and CHESTER
finished second and trird respectively.
The next race was the 440 free style
which was run off in two heats. The
filial winners being determined by
times. Alalmwski of the SALT LAKE
CITY ' w,? n the first heat with a steady
easy stroke with a time of 6: 26: 00.
Mattis of the VESTAL was second
with 7: 28: 02. The second heat was
won by Celentano o~ the Vestal who
finished with a thrilling sprint. Lucas
of the Salt Lake City came in second.
The final places, deteJ: mined by time
were awarded as follows: Alakowski
first, Mittis of Vestal, second, Celentano
of V~ tal third. The third race
was .100 yard free style, was won by
Lew; ls, ' vestal ( 1- 04.4) with Dominick
of Salt Lake City and Odum of Chicago
finishing a few yards behind
for a thrilling fight for second and
third place respectively.
The 50 yard free style was the
most thrilling race of the day. All
five men swam practically a dead
heat, there being lesss than a sec-
Continued on page four
Reverberations from this hulk have
given the intimation that another
ship's dance is in the OTocess of its
making. The last venture, while mos'
of you were on leave, was a success
and the Entertainment Committee i~
perfecting the machinery for another.
The date is tentatively set for 16
March, to be held someplace in Long
Beach, preferably the Masonic llall.
To defray expenses, it will be necessary
to call on the crew for assis.
tance. Store profits amount to about
$ 150 per month out of which athletic
equipment, messmen's cigarettes, etc.,
must be paid. It has been suggested
that each man attending, pay fifty
cents for his ticket, the cost over and
above the amount thus taken in will
be paid by the Ship's Service Store.
If the cost of the dance can be handled
at a lower price per man, appropriate
reductions will be made. It is
hoped the ship's orchestra will be
able to furnish the music, and surely
your feet will need no finer incentive
Last time the attendance was
around 200. This time with every
one here it should be larger. The
Division Representatives' are open to
suggestions and will lend a willing
ear. Let us all get together on this
and make it such a success that the
last will be eclipsed. We have the
makings in our ship, the will in our
crew, and the ability in our Enter
tainment Committee, and six weeks
to get ready for it.
This issue has been delayed by the
press of priority work in the print