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NAVY EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL
TO BE AWARDED
On 10 December 1934, the Secretary
of the Navy approved the recommendation
of the Navy Department Board
of Awards, establishing the Navy
The expeditions for which this
medal are to be awarded are as follows:
< a) Panama. May 7, 1873- Septem-
( b) Hawaiin Islands. February 1220,1874.
Landing party from the Tusearora
and the Portsmouth.
( c) Panama. January 20, May 25,
1885. Naval Brigade of the North Atlantic
Fleet and landing party from
e Alert and Tennessee.
( d) Samoa. November 13, 1885,
arch 20, 1889. Landing party from
Trenton, Vandalia and Nipsic a-re
( e) Korea. July 24, 1894. Landing
rty from the Baltimore at Seoul.
( 1) China. December 4, 1895. Land-party
from the Baltimore at Che-
( c) Samoa. March 14, ! flay 18,1889.
ding party from the Philadelphia
( h) Panama. November 4, 1903,
Y 23, 1904. Landing party from the
iWa and Machias in Panama and
( i) Panama. November 4, 1903,
Y 23, 1904. Landing party at Colon
El Real or at Tuyra River from the
. e, Prarie, Dixie, Wyoming,
& head, Bennington, Concord,
n, Atlanta, Petrel, Maytlower
CUba. June 6, July 24, 1912.
Long Beach, Calif., 23 March, 1935
MORE CHANGES IN OFFICER
Before the end of the month, Commander
Eldredge, First Lieutenant
and Damage Control Officer, will go
to the Chicago as Damage Control
Officer, Cruisers, ScoFor. Commander
Eldredge will be well qualified for
this job after his experience in organizing
the present Damage Control bill
now in effect on the Houston and his
extended research into this subject.
Commander Eldredge came to the
Houston this past June from recruiting
duty in Kansas City. During the
Presidential Cruise he served as Navigator,
being relieved by Comdr. Ingraham
who will again relieve him
before he takes up his new post. Lt. Comdr.
Arnold will become Navigator
with Lieut. Moosebrugger taking Mr.
Arnold's place as Gunnery Officer
until the arrival of Lt- Comdr. R. E.
ANOTHER MARK FOR STEVENS
Midshipmean J. D. Stevens, ' 35, bettered
a second United States collegiate
swimming record Saturday, 16
February, as the undefeated United
States Naval Academy Swimming
team defeated the college of the City
of New York, 48 to 23. Stevens established
a new United States record
for 150 foot pools by clipping 28 seconds
from the 220- yard free style
swim set by Samson of Michigan in
1927. The Midshipman swam the distance
in 2m. 21.7s. Stevents has already
set a new United States record
in the 440 yard swim. He paddled
the distanee in Sm. 14.7s, breaking the
mark held by O'Connor of Stanlord
YE OLD NAVY
Part and parcel of the old navythe
navy of sailing ships, self- trained
officers, and bluff, hardy seamen- was
Commodore John Rodgers. When 13
years old he joined a merchant ship,
and in 11 years became a captain. He
then resigned at the age of 24 and
joined the navy in 1798 and became a
second lieutenant aboard the Constellation.
When 26 years old he became a
captain, the highest naval rank then
To Commodore John Rodgers must
always be given a conspicuous and
honorable place in the history of our
wars with the Barbary States. It
might be of interest to learn that in
those early days of the last century
Commodore Rodgers greatly improved
the moral tone of the squadron. He
forbade duelling, criticism of superiors,
the wearing of civilian dress ashore,
he likewise forbade the Midshipmen
lending money to each other
or becoming indebted to tradesmen,
while gambling, either public or private,
was absolutely prohibited.
An incident which occured on board
one of Rodgers vessels while cruising
in the Archipelago in the summer of
1826 may be quoted as illustrative of
the discipline maintained in the old
navy. The story is narrated by one
of the officers of the vessel.
A short time since one of our Lieutenants
accidently heard one of the
crew whistling on the quarter deck.
" Mount the capstan,' said he, ' and
whistle until I order you to stop."
' Aye, aye, sir,' was the ready reply.
Whereupon the sailor seated himaelf
upon it and whistled away for a lone