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Mare Island, Calif. January 18, 1936 Number III
MIDDIES S. CHEDULE FOR 1936.
Football solons of the Naval
Academy have already outlined the
schedule for 1936, with the ArmyNavy
game to be played at Philadelphia
on November 28. This year
the Middies will have nine games
,- Ill theil' hands, among them the
" Big Three" of the grid- iron, namely,
Princeton, Harvard and Yale.
Baltimore will be the site of two
important contests, the Navy- Yale
and Navy- Notre Dame games. The
pl'ogram as recently announced by
Commander John H. Brown, Jr.,
~ raduate manager of athletics at the
the Naval Academy is as follows:
September 26, William and Mary, Ann
apolis; October 3, Davidson, Annap;
llis; October 10, Virginia, Annapolis;
October. 17, Yale, at Baltimore;
October 24, Princeton at Princeton;
October 31, Penn U. at Philadelphia;
November 7, Notre Dame at Baltimore;
November 14, Harvard at Cambridge;
November 28, Army at Philadelphia.
.. . DIVINE SERVICES IN NAVY YARD
Church services will be held in St.
Peters Chapel in the Navy Yard on
Sunday, 12 January as follows: Confession
0830, Roman Catholic Services
0900, Protestant services 1030.
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EW C. P. O.
During the past week our shipmate,
Adcock, received word of his appointment
to Chief Water Tender, ( AA).
Throul/: h the BLUE BONNET, all
hands extend conl/: rat lations to the
HOUSTO ' S ncwOllt Chicf.
COLD WEATHER TESTS
The U. S. S. RANGER, ' accompanied
by two destroyers left San
Diego, California on the 13th of January,
1936, for Alaskan waters to engage
in trainiI1g and operation of
Naval Aircraft personnel and material
under cold weather conditions. Stoping
at Puget Sound on the 17th of
January, the RANGER and two destroyers
will then proceed to the Alaskan
Area where they will conduct
cold weather tests until the 10th of
Feb. The detachment will return to
San Diego, California on the 21st of
PENNSYLVANIA WINS FLEET
By defeating the strong Arizona
aggregation by a hard earned score
of 13- 8, the Pennsylvania won the
Fleet Football championship. Early
in the season the Pennsylvania lost
to the Maryland but came back later
in the season to beat the Maryland 9- 0
The stars of the game were Arizona's
Buzz Bonies, Navy's 1934 All American;
and Pennsylvania's Fitch. Both
men received the full support of their
REBNLISTED ON BO. AJtD
Shaw, H. D., CM1c.
Burger, F., MM2c.
Hill, R. V., SK3c., from Naval Hospital,
Kjolhede, D. : M., F2c., from Naval
Hospital Mare Island.
Lottman, E. G., F3c., from Naval
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From: Commandant, Navy Yard,
Mare Island, Cal.
To Commanding 0 f f ice r ,
U. S. S. HOUSTON
Subject: Assistance Re'tlI< lered by
Fire and Rescue Parties.
1. The prompt and efficient
assistance rendered by the Fire and
Rescue parties of the USS HOUSTON
and the USS CHESTER on the night
of 7 January, 1936, is greatly appreciated.
2. The spirit of willingness
and the marked efficiency of Lt. ( jg)
A. L. Young, Jr., and Carpenter Kalb
and their men from the HOUSTON
was very praiseworthy. All of these
men were anxious to take considerable
personal risk in order to quickly
extinguish the fire and preserve government
Y. S. WILLIAMS
EARLY HISTORY OF MARE
Mare Island Navy Yard is situa
ted on an island forming the easterly
boundry of San Pablo Bay, ( an arm
of San Francisco Bay), and is twentyfive
miles distant from the Golden
Gate and the City of San Francisco.
Mare Island is separated from the
main land of Solano County by Napa
River and Mare Island Straight, which
opens into Carquinez Straight at its
junction with San Pablo Bay. On the
mainland directly across the Straights
from the Nav~' Yard lies the city of
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