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At Sea, 20 March, 1935. Number XI
The ship's dance came off last Saturday
as scheduled and what a dance!
It was enjoyed by all hands that attended
with the exception perhaps
of those few receiving the worst end
of fistic encounters that seem to
have been unavoidable. The ship's
orchestra proved itself far superior
to the professional band we had at
our last dance. It was too bad that
they couldn't dance to their own
music. As it was they missed out on
the fun. The refreshments were fine
including those fllrnished by individuals.
We should take off our hats to
the entertainment committee for a
good job well done. Noone minds
spending a half dollar · for three dollars
worth of fun.
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On Sunday, 10 March, Chaplain Albert
held Divine Services aboard the
Houston in the starboard hangar. He
had a very interesting message and
it is with pleasure that we look forward
to the next time he comes aboard
which will be the Sunday before
Easter. Chaplain Albert isn't
like the old time pastor who spent
hours saying nothing. He has an interesting
message, gets it across and
is finished before his audience has an
opportunity to tire, the whole service
took little more than an hour. Attendance
was very good this past Sunday
and I am certain that it will be
even greater next time. Two vocal
numbers were rendered by . Mrs.
Spiegel, who we want to thank for
being so good as to give us this
STAFF OFFICERS ORDERED
During the past few weeks several
of the Staff officers have received orders
for new assignments. Admiral
Campbell is going to the Twelfth
Naval District as Commandant. Captain
Downes is being detached on the
18th of this month to report to Naval
Hospital, San Diego for treatment.
Captain Norris is being transferred
to the Navy Department, Bureau of
Engineering, Washington, D. C. Captain
Hughes also has orders for the
Navy Department. Lt- Comdr. Earley
is to take command of the Dewey ir
June. Lieut. Curts is going to ComCruScoFor
as radio officer. Lieut( jg)
Kurtz has orders to the Dale.
Captain Bemis, Comdr. Fort and
Captain Bunker will continue with
their present duties on the new Com
scofor staff. The remainder of the
staff officers have not yet received
their orders yet but will probably
continue with their present duties
New " F" Division Officer
Lieut. ( jg) J. H. Broadbent is the
new " F" division officer. Ensign Jurika
will continue in the division as
UP THE LADDER
DeGarmo, P. A., GM3c to GM2c.
Harred, R. C., F1c to MM2c.
McFarland, G. C., SIc to SF3c.
McCall, G. L., EM3c to EM2c.
The New York columnist, Walter
Winchell, has been appointed a lieutenant
in the Naval Reserves.
During the past month we have received
the following named men on
board for duty. We wish you all a
pleasant cruise on board the Houston.
Manlove, A. C., CEM.
Ernst, C. E. CEM.
Shumway, A. R. EM1c
Prbran, D. S., MM2c
Alexander, C. A., MM2c
Ellstrom, B. WT2c.
Chaney, D., Cox.
Garcia, H. L., Cox.
McCall, G. L., EM3c
Wilson, E. S., Y3c
Campbell, G. A., F1c
Bacon, W. G., F1c.
Martin, R. E., S2c.
Myers, F. H., S2c
Lucas, D. H., S2c.
Martin, M. F., AS.
Hyndman, D. S., AS.
We are glad to see Lt.( jg) Broadbent
and Lord, Cox., back to duty once
again after a short sojourn to the
ONE UP ON RIPLEY
In a recent newspaper edition, Ripley
ran an item concerning the Homeward
Bound pennant of the Pittsburgh,
stating that it was 520 feet
long. Well, the Houston flew a pennant
over 575 feet long on her return
from the Orient.
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TO GET MEDAL
The Senate aval Committee has
recently reported favorably a bill to
bestow the Distinguished Flying Cross
on Air Marshall Italo Balbo who commanded
the unit of the Royal Italian
Air Force that crossed the Atlantic
and visited the Chicago Fair.