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IS NOW TO BE USED ENTIRELY
BY THE NAVY DEPARTMENT
Recently the President approved
an agreement between the War and
Navy Department, whereby the Army
is to turn over to the Navy, Rockwell
Field. The Navy will lose Sunnyvale
thru this exchange. This transfer to
be made without delay.
When the Army evacuates that part
of North Island in the harbor of San
Diego, now under the control of the
War Department which, with the installations
and the facilities thereon,
will there after be used by the Navy.
The Navy to evacuate the Naval Air
Station at Sunnyvale, Mountain View,
California, which, with the installations
and facilities thereon, will thereafter
be unsd by the Army. The hangar
and operating facilities for lighter-
than- air are not to be dismantled
unless such action is specifically authorized
by the President.
This gives to the Navy an additional
940.59 acres nearly doubling the
present area of North Island. This new
area includes 141 buildings of which
13 sets are quarters. The Navy activities
at Sunnyvale transferred to the
Army include 1000 acres, with 27
buildings, 9 of which are Officer's
The Navy first used North Island
as a flying school during the winter
of 1911- 12. In the spring of 1912 they
moved to Annapolis, and June, 1914
moved to Pensacola, Fla. The Army
rented, at first, privately owned
ground at North Island in 1912 and
have used this island ever since for the
purpose of aviation.
In March 1915, Congress authorized
Contin'. led on Paie Four.
PRESIDENT LANDS SAILFISH
The President is not only a leader
of his land, but also the leader of the
fishermen. This was well proven Wed.
when he landed the only sailfish of
the day. Although several were hooked,
the President was the only one
successful in boating his catch. This
107 pound sailfish measured 9 feet
2 inches from tip to tip and took almost
an hour of expert playing until
he gave up the fight enough to be gaffed.
On Friday, the President, after
a two hour and ten minute fight succeeded
in landing an even larger sailfish.
This one weighed 136 pounds
and measured 9 feet., 6 inches.
Lt. Wood, Mr. Gennerick and Ens.
Mackenzie were also successful in
landing large sail fish. Lt. Wood's
weighed 118 pounds and measured 9
feet 2 inches. " Gus" Gennerick's
weighed 148 pounds and measured
9 feet 9 inches; this catch gives him
the record of the trip. Ens. Mackenzie's
weighed 124 pounds and measured
9 feet 7 inches.
During our stay at Cocos Is. many
other varieties of fish were bagged
including thirty and forty pound Ono,
Bonita, Yellowta. i. l., and Groupers. ..
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
On this our second Sunday out on
the second Presidential Cruise, Church
will be rigged as usual on the Well
deck. The Band will play Rubenstein's
Melody in " F" as a prelude ana will
follow the Divine Service with a military
hymn. The Chaplain will speak
briefly on the subject: " A Deck of
Cards", using as his text that famous
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Since he came into office everyone
knows the enviable record of our
President, F. D. Roosevelt. However,
the President's career as a public
servant goes back a good many years.
The milestones of his life as given
in Who's Who in America ( Vol 181934-
35) are as follows:
Thirty- second president of the United
States; born. Hyde Park. N. Y., Jan. 30, 1882;
son of James and Sarah ( Delano) Rosevelt;
A. B., Harvard, 1904; Columbia University
Law School, 1904- 1907; LL. D., Rutgers, 1933
Washington College, 1933; Yale, 1934.
Married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt of New
York, March 17, 1905; children- Anna Eleanor
( Mrs. John Boettiger), James, Elliott,
Franklin D., John A.
Admitted to New York bar. 1907; practiced
with Carter. Ledyard & Milburn, New
York, 1907- 10; member firm of Roosevelt &:
O'Connor, 1924- 1933.
Member of New York Senate, 1910- March
17, 1913 ( resigned); assistant secretary of
Navy, 1913- 1920; elected governor of New
York for two terms, 1929- 1933; Democratic
nominee for vice president of Uniited States,
1920; Democratic nominee for President, 1932;
elected for term, 1933- 1937.
Member Hudson- Fulton celebration - com
mittee, 1909; Plattsburg Centennial, 1913;
National Commission Panama Pacific International
Exposition, 1915; overseer Harvard
University, 1918- 1924; trustee Vassar
College, St. Stephen's College, Cornell University,
Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Seamen's
President American Red Cross, Boy Scout
In charge of inspection U." S. Naval Force.
in European waters, July- Sept. 1918 and
of demoblization in Europe. Jan.- Feb., 1919.'
Member Naval History Society, New York
Historical Society. Holland Society, Alpha Delta
Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.
Mason, Episcopalian, senior warden St.
James Church, Hyde Park. Author:
Whither Bound. 1928; The Happy WarriorAlfred
E. Smith. 1928; Government- Not Politics,
1932; Looking Forward, 1933; On Our