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BLAINE TO CELEBRATE
Blaine, W3. l1hington, famous for its
Fourth- of- July celebrations, has designated
July third as Navy day. The
celebration is being put on by the
American Legion and Auxiliary with
the help of the citizens of the town.
The committee in charge is an · angnig
dances, ball games and sports of
all kinds. In addition to this there is
to be a carnival in town. Birch Bay,
six miles to the southwest, furnishes
bathing, a nine hole golf course and
Blaine is the north- west outpost of
the United States. Here is located the
World famous Peace Arch, the only
such monument in the world. The city
is situated on the Canadian border, in
fact it is but a few yards from the city
limits on the north to the internatio'nal
border. Just over the border is the
wonderful Semiahmoo eighteen hole
golf course where entertainment is
provided for those who desire it.
Vancover, Canada is but 30 miles to
the north and transportation facilities
are available some ten times each day.
WHY A SUPPLY DEPARTMENT
When errors of omission or commission
are. commited by members of
the Supply Department personnel,
the younger men are prone to remark,
" What good is the supply department
The primary motive of tl1is department
is service to the othei · department~.
It is admitted that each department
could be, and has been in
earlier day, s, self- lmstaining. However,
in order to obtain and maintain
Continued on page four
At Sea, June 29 1935
SCHEDULE OF EMPLOYMENT
u. S. S. HOUSTON
For First Quarter, 1936.
29 June to 2 July.
Enroute Blaine, Wash.
3 to 7 July.
At anchor Blaine, Wash.
8 to 12 July.
13 to 15 July.
At anchor, Seattle, Wash.
16 to 21 July.
Enroute and visiting Alaskan ports.
22 to 31 July.
Visit Alaskan ports. July 21- 23 at
Valdez; July 23- 25 at Seward; July
25- 27 enroute Yakutat Bay; July 2729
at Yakutat Bay; July 27- 1 Aug.
enroute Seattle, Wash.
1 to 4 August.
Puget Sound Area.
5 to 8 August.
Tactics enroute San Pedro, Calif.
8 to 9 August.
Enroute San Pedro, Calif.
10 August to 1 September.
Alongside Vestal at San Pedro.
3 to 6 September.
Gunnery based on San Clemente.
Train for S. R. B. P.
6 to 8 September.
Receive ammunition from U. S. S.
NITRO at San Pedro.
8 to 15 September.
Train and fire S. R. B. P.- Base on
16 to 30 September.
Upkeep- Base on San Pedro.
Continued on page four
. Number XXV
CAPTAIN WOODSON TURNS OVER
COMMAND TO CAPTAIN BAKER
Tuesday morning with the crew assembled
on the fantail Captain Woodson
formally turned over his command
to his successor, Captain Baker.
~<\. t 0900 Captain Baker left the ship
to formally report for duty to Cincus.
After his return, he and Captain held
a personnel inspection of the crew.
This inspection was followed by a
general muster and parade of the
crew on the fantail at which time
Captain Woodson delivered a short
farewell address, read a copy of his
and Captain Baker's orders and finally
turned over his command to his
successor. After lunch the crew was
exercised at General Quarters and
Captain Woodson's appreciation to
the crew of the HOllston and' his deep
regret in leaving the ship is best
shown by his own words. " SHIPMATES!
I am now ending the happiest
cruise of my life-- A cruise that
is ending all too soon. It has been a
joy to serve you. I thank you for your
loyalty and for your efficiency, but
most of all for your . cheerful smiles.
I leave you with a heavy heart, and
I bespeak for my successor, Captain
Baker, who comes from my home town'
and who is a " Hill Billy" like I am,
the same loyal support you have
Keep the good ship Houston on top!"
The crew and officers regretted
seeing Captain Woodson leave just as
much, if not more, as he regretted
leaving us and we wish him many
more cruises in his new assignments.
Good luck, Captain Woodson!
To Captain Baker welcome, and we
hope that we will be able to make
your new tour of duty pleasant and