Volume II. Long Beach, Cal., August 31, 1935 Number XXXIV
HOUSTON WI. N.. S... FIRST GAME
Thur;; day, 29 August, the HOUSTON
unit of " VS- Ten- S" departed
for San Diego. There the HOUSTO ' S
aviation unit will tak part in a six
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.. D.. I. EGO
" V" DIVISIO
Tuesday afternoon the basketball
team had their first real opportunity
to show the results of the past few
weeks practice. A regular game was
played with the U. S. S. Concord, and
the HOUSTON came out on the winning
end of a 37- 31 score. The game
was a good, fast and hard one, as
evidenced by several minor cuts and
bruises. Wilmuth suffered a cut eyebrow,
which will probably keep him
out of scrimmage for about a week
Considering the fact that the Concord
won 36 consecutive games last year
while in the Bremerton Navy yard,
and that they still have seven of that
team with them, our basketball artists
can rightfully be proud of the victory.
There were no outstanding individual
stars, everyone playing together
well. Men that saw action were: Willmuth,
Ellwood, Kennedy. O'Brien,
Jones, Stipetic, Williamson, Brown,
and Mustain. With two new recruits
from the Marines, the outlook for a
winning season are extremely good.
Cooperation from the ship's company
will do a lot towards making the
HOUSTON proud of the basketball
team. In the games to come lets see
;; ome fans on the sidelines.
Word has been received that on
21 August, Lieutenant . Alfred J. Homann,
U. S. Navy, assumed comman
of the Naval Recruiting Station, Detroit,
Michigan. He relieved Lieut.
Comdr. Joseph E. Malcomson, Medical
Corps, U. S. Navy, who will remain at
the Station as Medical Officer.
Lieutenant Homan will be remembered
by the HOUSTO personnel
for his service in capacity of Assisttant
First Lieutenant until recently
relieved by Lieutenant Vanzant. Since
graduating from the Naval Academy
in 1922, he has had a varied and interesting
Naval career, having served
three years on the China Station, five
years in submarines on the Atlantic
coast, and two years in the Industrial
Department, Philadelphia Navy Yard
in addition to his duty on the Destroyer
Overton and Tanker Sapelo.
We wi" h ~ lr. Homann the be;; t of
luck in hi;; new Command.
Conley, W. F. GMlc. from R. S.
Durham, B. S. FIe. from U. S.
Naval Hospital, San Diego.
Our entire Aviation Unit has left
for six weeks of temporary short duty
and much activity with V. S. Squadron
10 at Naval Air Station, San Diego.
Rosario, F. OC3c. to U. S. S. Chester.
Wellbourn, A. F. BM2c.
Ostergren, C. W. SK2c.
Lt. HOMAN ASS, UMES COMMA D
}<~ xaminatiom; for Warrant Office
throughout the fleet, will be held
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BLUE BONNET'S FIRST A NIVERSARY
On the first of September 1! J34, the
day before we transited the Panama
Canal enroute New York, the first
issue of the present Blue Bonnet was
printed. Today's issue marks the first
anniversary of our paper.
Formerly there was a " Blue Bonnet"
printed during the HOUSTON'S
tour of duty on the China Station. ' l'he
first il'sue of the " Blue Bonnet"
appeared 14th February, 1930 while
the ship was enroute Guam to Manila.
From then on a weekly edition was
printed until the Ship's return to the
States in the winter of ' 33 at which
time, because of the transfer of the
Printer and Editoriial Staff, it died a
natural death. During that period
from the Ship's return to the States
until the f.: rst issue of the present
paper appeared, the Ship was without
a news organ.
The " Blue Bonnet" owes its rebirth
to the combined efforts of Comander
Eldridge, avigator Chaplin
Salisbury; Lieut. Berkley, our first
Editor; Kessler, quartermaster striker;
anci Botterel, navigator's yeoman.
Since the first issue appeared, just
a year ago, the paper has appeared
weekly; and has grown from two pages
to four. Its newest innovation
is the use of Clipper Book stock
and the use of half- tone cuts.
W. O. EXAMS