Page Four THE BLUE BONNET USS Houston- 4- 6- 35- 800.
BASEBALL DEPARTING SHIPMATES WAR GAME CRITICS ANSWERED
On Monday, 1 April, the team journeyed
to Navy Field for a heartbreaking
tussel with the well organized
Salt Lake City outfit, and the boys
set out from the start to take the Gull's
scalp, with Johnson doing the twirling.
Things looked fine for us until the
fourth when Johnson had to leave
the game with a badly wrenched arm
caused from trying to bear down
a little too hard on one of the SLC's
heavy stickers, and with no relief
moundsman available, the results of
what looked to be one in the bag for
us were only too obvious.
Final score: Houston 3 runs, 5 hits.
Salt Lake City: 17 runs, 14 hits.
Send the BLUE BONNET home.
( 1) The Homeward- bound pennant
is flown by men- o- war returning to
the home land after a year or more
of foreign service.
The length is determined by constructing
it as many feet long as
there are members in the crew, and
one star for each officer.
( 2) Supply ships are called Beef
Boats; ships in the Special Service
Squadron are called Banana Boats;
while submarines are called Pig Boats.
( 3) The hospital ship, USS Mercy,
a noncombatant ship, carried more
guns than any ship in the Navy, but
they were obsolete and were used for
( 4) There are 11 departments and
offices in the Navy Department:
Office of Naval Operations.
Office of Judge Advocate General.
Bureau of Navigation.
Bureau of Ordinance.
Bureau of Engineering.
Bureau of Construction and Repair.
Bureau of Yards and Docks.
Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Bureau of Aeronautics.
Headquarters Marine Corps.
( 5) In the old Navy, the MAA
stowed all loose clothing and personal
gear in a large canvas bag and once
a month the bag was brought to the
mainmast where the owners of all
articles in the bag were returned their
property along with a few rashes for
being so careless. The term " lucky"
was the sailors humorous way of referring
to this unfortunate occurence
for the guilty.
( 6) Kiska, Aleution Is.
between this country and Japan as I
can assure you there are no grounds
on which to base such an assumption.
Claude A. Swanson,
Secretary of the Navy."
--* 0*- ANSWERS
To Last Weeks Questionaire
Walter Winchell got his start in
the Navy. He enlisted in 1917 and
was assigned to a secretarial role
aboard the flagship Isis. He remained
aboard until the cessation of hostilities,
when fle started putting his line
To the Alisex, via the USS Texas:
McMurphy, D. B., SM3c
Robertson, J. L., Slc
Beamis, E. H., Slc
Hennesy, J. K., S2c
J. T. O'Neil to the East Coast for
transfer to FNR.
D. M. Diggans, CSK to the East
Coast for discharge.
A. C. Alexander, FC1c, to the Ford
Fire Control School, Long Island, NY.
F. J. Mein, RM1c to the East coast
for transfer to FNR.
B. Ellstrom, WT2c to Bremerton for
W. J. Lemansky, SC3c, to New LondOR
Rudriques, Mattlc, to San Diego
for transfer to FNR.
D. Wilkins, F3c to East Coast for
Three of our C. P. O. habitues received
not,; fication of their permanent
appointments during the past week.
Berg, G. C,. CY( PA)
Darr, L. E., CQM ( PA)
Fiddler, W. H., CMM( PA)
Congratulations and good wishes
~ re in order.
Sud tl!. e BLUE BONNET home.
The Home aOO Mediterranean Fleets
of England will combine for extensive
exercises off Gibralter early in March.
Germany's " pocket" battleships will
operate in the Baltic with other types
of war vessels.
Russia's new fleet will exercise this
summer in the Gulf of Finland.
In July, Italy will stage the most
elaborate naval exercise in her modern
history in the Eastern Mediterranean
France will send her First and Second
Squadrons, with supporting flotillas
and l\ ircraft through maneuvers
in the Mediterranean and Atlantic
in the spring.
Japan's newly organized united fleet
will t~ ke to Asiatic waters during
July and August for exercises planned,
it is believed, to extend as far as
the mandated Marshall Islands. It
will mark the first time that the Japanese
have sent their fleet so far to
--* 0*- CHIEF
On March 29, at Navy Field, Long
Beach, the Houston ball tossers crossed
bats with the Chicago, and this
was a good game throughout with
Hines taking the mound for us although
it was his first day out this
season. In the 7th, with the score
standing 5- 4 Chicago, the lack of condition
told on Hines and he weakened.
Spruell, the catcher, relieved him as
there were no more pitchers. Sgt. Ross
went in and caught, doing a fine job
and proving that old age has nothing
to do with good ballplaying.
Slough played a bang up game in
the field, poling out a home run in