Volume II. San Pedro, Cal., August 10, 1935. Number XXXI
OFFICERS RETURN TO SHIP
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McCarroll, Francis, ACMM( PA) to
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Today, Sat. 10 August, Lieut. Comdr.
Keating, Lieutenant Robinson,
Lieutenant ( jg) Rice, Ensign Kingsley,
Ensign Burdick and Ensign Ely
reported aboard for duty after spending
the past six weeks at gunnery
school aboard the Minnapolis and Astoria.
We welcome these officers back
MR. SUTTON AND MR. LYONS
Saturday, 3 August at 1430 Captain
G. E. Baker presented Mr. Sutton
and Mr. Lyons with their commissions
as Lieutenants, junior grade. This promotion
was the result of successfully
passing their promotion examinations
taken this past April.
Both these popular young Lieutenants
are well known aboard ship. Lt.
( jg) Sutton came to the HOUSTON a
year ago this past March, from the
U. S. S. Arkansas, where he had duty
since graduating from the Naval Academy
in June, 1932. Since coming to
the HOUSTON, he has been in succession,
Third Division J .0., Fourth
Division J. O., and " A" Division officer.
After graduating from the aval
Academy in June 1932 Lt.( jg) Lyons
served two years aboard the U. S. S.
Colorado where he was connected
with the Gunnery Department, being
a J. O. in Turret II. During his tour
of duty on the Colorado he attended
Main Battery Gunnery School and
seved some little time as a member
of various camera parties. In March,
1934 he wa transferred to the HOUSTON
where he has been in turn, Asst.
Navigator, Signal Officer, Fourth Division
Officer andJ. O. and Signal Officer.
Since being on board, Mr Lyons
has served as Baseball Officer.
We congratulate these officers and
hope they will wear much more gold
in years to come.
Campbell, Jimmie A. l' 2c.
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Simard, Daniel L.
Shepard, Joe W.
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Hearty congratulations to our new
Seamen first class.
Adams, Wesley L. 1st. Division.
Crayne, Clarence L. " S" Division.
Deforge, Anthony R. " C" Division.
Lawson, Paul W. 1st. Division.
Moyer, George E. " C" Division.
Farley, Michael P. 4th. Division.
Farquhar, William G. 2nd. Division.
Seewoster, Daniel G. 3rd. Division.
Sinclair, Charles J. " R" Division.
Steele, David C. Jr. " F" Division.
Taylor, Frederick B. 2nd. Division.
Walter, Albert W. 4th. Division.
TWO YEAR EXTENTIONS EFFECTIVE.
Last week- end our pistol team took
part in their first big match of the
year, under ideal conditions. The final
results and scores will not be known
until released by the officials of the
matches. While it is known we did not
win any of the matches, we were, however,
among the shooters and it is possible
we did win some tyro medals.
Stipp, PhM1c., U. S. S. Pennsylvania,
won the Navy high individual medal;
score: 264. Considering the limited
practice and the fact that four out of
five of the team had never fired a
match before. They are deserving of
special credit for the showing made.
With the experience gained we have
the nucleous of an outstanding pistol
Members of the team are: Condit,
Ch. Gunner, Woodroof, Ch. Mach.,
Pinion, Seale., Arminger, PFC., and
It is planned to continue a limited
amount of practice and to fire matches
whenever opportunity presents
itself. It is hoped that in the near
future to compete with other teams of
the fleet. Shooting requires skill, patience
and sufficient internal fortitude
to continue on and' finish what they
have started. This sport varies somewhat
from most types of serviee
sports in that it has a real military
value. The lessons taught from these
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NINTH ANNUAL PISTOL MATCH
NORTHWEST INTERNATIONAL PISTOL