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Volume II. .\ uk Bay, Alaska, July 27, 1935
SIGHTSEEING A D LIBERTY u. s. s. iOUSTON THE ROTARY CLUB CUP
NEW RATING QUOTA
Examinations are now being held
for the following ratings allotted to
Latour, L. K. FClc. to CFC.
-- to*- NEW
DA CE I CORDOVA
On the evening prior to our sailing,
the city of Cordova gave a dance for
the crew at the Elk's Hall which was
tastefully decorated for the occasion.
Continued on page four
In October 1930, this cup was presented
to the ship along with the silver
service, the colors, a rowing cup,
a swimming cup an several other articles,
representative of the great interest
shown by the City of Houston in
this vessel. The Rotary Club cup is
emblematic of supremacy in SRBP
each year by anyone of the turrets or
either the port of starboard AA battery.
The cup is now on display in the
3rd Div comp't having been won by
them three years in four the cup has
been up for competition, the 5th Div
winning it once.
In less than two months another
SRBP will be fired and, who knows,
the cup may find a new Div's name
inscribed on it.
The 1st, 2nd, and 4th Div's having
never won it yet are out to take the
cup as well as winning the white " E".
N0.- 3 turret is coming on the line,
showing good form, but No. 1 and 2
turrets are looking like champs since
they have their regular crews together
again, while if the vigor shown on the
boat deck is to be considered indicative
of the attitude the AA crews have
toward winning the trophy, the fantail
turret is due for some stiff competition.
4 - F2c.
1 - SK2c.
I - SK3c.
I - Bug. lc.
1 - SC3c.
1 - OC3c.
2 - Matt. lc.
1 - Matt. 2c.
I - WTlc.
12 - Seale.
Fag- an, A. G. COX. reported on board,
in Seward, from the U. S. S. Swallow.
Welcome, and a pleasant cruise. - ...-
L r IL\ S K E T B ALL
HOUSTON- 27 PORTLAND · 19.
1 - BM2c.
1 - Cox.
1 - GM3c.
1 - EM2c.
3 - EM3c.
2 - RM3c.
1 - SF2c.
1 - MMlc.
2 - MM2c.
2 - WT2c.
2 - FIe.
Within a short time 42 of our shiplI1ate~
will have reaped the rewards
of diligent and careful study. Although
not as many rates were assigned
thi vessel as had been hoped for,
there are enough to put many stogies
--* 0*- UP
The blase attitude of so many toward
sightseeing, was not in evidence
during our cruise in Alaskan water~.
Facts and figures prove conclusively
that those who made the trips to
Copper River to see the famous Childs
and Miles glaciers and to Anchorage
were amply repaid for the time spent.
Approximately one hundred and
twenty enlisted men and ten officers
were on the special Copper River &
Northwestern R. R. train when it pulled
out of Cordova on the forty- eight
mile run over the " Iron Trail', so well
known to all lovers of the lusty Northland
stories written by Rex Beach.
This was on Monday, July 22nd. On
Wednesday, the 24th, another larger
group made the interesting excursion
to Anchorage from Seward. One bundred
and fifty- four enlisted men and
twelve officers boarded the Alaskan
Railways special to ride through one
hundred and twelve miles of natural
wonderland, to a little city which
makes up for its location by being the
home of thoroughly progresive and
cordially hospitable people. This last,
is equally true of all the folks we have
contacted in the three cities visited:
Cordova, Seward and Anchorage.
To most, the trip north held little
of anticipative interest. Frankly we
thought it would be a rather dull
cruise. We found to our surprise
and consequent pleasure that our illusions
concerning Alaska were just
tb, at, and based on everything but act~
Ccmtinued on page four
THE LAND OF BLACK BEAR.
GLACIER AND IIIUCKLUCK.