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Mare Island, Calif. Januarj 12, 1.936 Number II
FEDERAL INCOME TAX
The law requires that every concern
make a report to the Treasury
Department of salaries paid. This
same law requires the Disbursing Off.
to make this report for all officers
and men on board on 1 January, 1936.
WHO MUST FILE RETURNS:
Every individual having a net income
for the taxable year of $ 1,000, or over
if single or if married and not living
with husband or wife. Every individual
having a net income for the taxable
year of $ 2,500 or over if married
and living with husband and wife.
You are required to file this return
prior to 15 March, 1936.
Income to be reported from Navy
( a) Pay, base and ' ongevity.
( b) Extra compensation for special
duty ( aviation, submarine, etc.).
( c) Mileage ( report entire amount
received as gross income and deduct
necessary traveling expenses,
ACTUALLY PAID, such as meals,
railroad fares, lodging, etc.).
( d) Travel pay to discharged enlisted
men ( Report in the same manner
( e) Transportation of families
of officers and enlisted men ( The actual
cost of such transportation to the
Government is considered as taxable
income. No deduction allowed).
( f) Interest on deposits of enlisted
( g) All permanent and transient
additions to pay ( Enlisted men).
From sources outside the Navy you
should consult Navy Department circular
on file in Disbursing Office.
Continued 0' 1 Pace FOW'.
All hands extend their heart
felt sympathy and condolences
to our shipmates Russell, J.
W. S2c in the loss of his mother
and Withers, R. K. S2c in
the loss of his father. .......
HOUSTON'S POPULAR COMMUNI-CATIO
Friday morning 10 January, Mr.
McG~ ynn received his commision as
Lieutenant Commander, U. S. N. dated
2 January, 1936 effective 1 July, 1935.
All hands extend hearty congratulations
to Lt. Comdr. J. J. McGlynn"
U. S. N.
RETURNS TO DUTY
It was with pleasure we welcomed,'
Lt. Comdr. J. M. Connally, back to
duty Friday morning.
Our Chief Engineer has spent the
past week in the Naval Hospital,
Mare Island. .., ..
OPTICAL SCHOOL OFFICERS
Four junior grade officers from the
battle force are getting a taste of
life aboard a cruiser this month.
They are temporarily living aboard
the HOUSTO while attending the
Optical School in the yard. We extend
to Ens. ~ L B. Freeman ( Okla.),
H. H. Larsen ( Lex.), B. A. Sisler ( W.
Va.) and F. 1\ 1. Phillips ( Nev.) a
hcart~ r welcome and wish them a pleasant
cruise aboard our ship.
THE PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY
The President's Birthday Ball, held
annually on President Roosevelt's
birthday, for the benefit of the National
Campaign for the Prevention
and Cure of Infantile Paralysis will
be held this year at theLegion Memorial
Hall, Vallejo, on Thursday evening,
30 January. The program will
start with a dazzling Amateur Hour
from 2030 to 2130 followed by dancing
to the music of the Bernard Klotz Orchestra,
reported to be. the Number
One dance organization in these parts.
Tickets will be fifty cents per person
and will be on sale at the Ship's Service
Store beginning Monday, 13 Jan.
Next to the HOUSTON'S Ball this
will be the outstanding social event of
the season. A big turnout is expected
in view of the very worthy cause
for which the ball is held. A small
percentage of the receipts goes to the
National Association which is conducting
research work to combat the dread
infantile paralysis. The biggest percentage
of the receipts is retained
in this community where it becomes
part of a fund which i's immediately
available in case of an epidemic of
this disease in this area or in case
financial assistance is needed in send.
ing isolated cases to distant medical
centers for treatment.
It is hoped that the good ship HOUSTO
, with her well known reputation
for exelling in every activity,
will turn out in a big way for this
social event and that the ship will be
able to di pose of more than its allottment
of one hundred tickets.