' IT''; nOLID.\ Y PARTU")
The 1 i ' a'lce Committee has supplied
[ he 1' 011):, i' 1g' infol'mation concerning'
the tot~ 1 cost of the Holi lay I'artie';:
A to" I 0 f $ 224.60 was c: Jllectnd
from , le ship's comp: mv f) l' t; 1e
Chl'istn a, Pal'ty .. nd Danne,
The ' o; t 01 (: e Christ 11a~' P~ ,.' y
was $ 1' >. 30 a, l I the Dance, G24- J,,~, J,
leaving an unpai I balance of $ 1: 1'; 00
which Y'.. s coverd by the Sh: p Servi ' e
ALL ' lANDS are to be cO'lgratulated
f ,. their heart~' respon'; e and
cooper'll. ion " hich made the ' e ,," 10
p: ll'lie a great success.
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LZTTER OF APPRECIATION
S.\ CR.\ i\ lEl TO ORPHAN.\ GE
December 27, 1\);.)(;
Ll.- C01l1. !\ I. ll, Arnold
e S. S. HOUSTON
Marc bland, California.
1) e<\ 1' Sir:
TIl(' ( 01 ildren < tlTiv(' d hOlne : afely.
" ith happy face~ and their arJ11S laden
d " ilh Rifts after a most happy
lime. It will evcr be a g'reat event in
I hei I' Ii" · S.
\ Von's COlnno! e.' press my Lha'lh.; 10
~' ou an I " II who helped to give oar
boys an I girls such a Happy Christmas
Wishing that 1936 will be a very
happy « :- Id interesting year,
;\ 1 arc Island, Calif. January 5, 1936
FINE ATTENDANCE DESPITE
Our Xmas Ball, staged at the Veteran's
Memorial Hall, was one of the
most - successful ever sponsored by the
crew of the HOUSTON.
That this Ball was really an " All
Hands" affair, staged in good old
HOUSTON style is proven decisively
by the compliments and fine tribute
received from all sides.
Early in the evening, overcast skies
and intermittent showers gave rise to
fears of a small attendance, but happily,
, ve now know how groundless
wcre those fears.
A gay and dance loving croud of
nearl:: iJJO were pre ent, efljoying
themselves immenf; ely during every
moment of their stay.
Due credit should be g'iven to the
( hnce CO'llmittee for their untiring
crrorLs toward pre~ enting the most
( lclig- htfully anang- cd dance pJ'ogram
il ha~ becn our pleasure to ever at. ll'nd.
In simple words, the musis was
~ well, and lot~ of iL, while a better
Inllroo: 1 floor could not be asked for,
Decorations were simple but impressive,
adding color to a colorful
and enjoyable affai r.
Little need be , aid of the refreshments-
popular demand spoke f a I'
more than words, still, we must add
the punch was far more popular than
g- reatest expectations which speaks
well for the refreshment committee
who warmly deservc a big 4.0 for
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HOUSTON OFFICERS AT TIlE
AL Lhe present there are Lhree olficers
from the HOUSTON on the sick
list, Lt. Comdr. Connally, Capt. Curry,
and Boatswain Self. We wish them a
speedy and full recovery.
It is with pleasure we see our Executive
Officer, Comdr. Robottom IS
able to resume his duties.
HOllSTON SCHEDULE OF El\ 1I'LOYME
' 1', THIRD QUARTER
From 1 January, to 2 larch, 19i16
Overhaul at Navy Yard, Mare Island
From 3 March, 1936 to 4 March, 1936.
Enroutc San Pedro, arriving the 4th.
From 5 1\ 1 arch, 1936 to 6 March 1936.
Calibrate Direction Finders.
From 7 March, 1936 to 8 March, 1936
AL anchor, San Padro.
From 9 March, 1936 to 15 March, 1936
Gunnery - RAAP 3rd HB" and spoLLing-.
From 16 March, 1936 to 22 tareit.
Gunnerg - BAAP 2nd " B"
FRO 1 2:~ March, 1935 Lo 31 March,
Gunnery - LRBP and BAAl' 4th " B"
and Spotting Practice.
( The HOUSTON Aviation unit will
probably return shortly after arrival
San Pedro.) . ...
There b a limited number of the
Christmas Day issues of the Blue Bonnet
available in the print shop.