HOW MUCH THE VETERAN
Here are rO'. lgh estimates of what
WorId War veterans would get under
the coalition bonm; bill passed by the
A veteran who has a $ 1.000. bO' 1HS
certificate against which no loans
have been made would receive twenty
$ 50. bonds, for which he could obtain
$ 1,000 if he cashed them between
June 1G, 1936 and June 15, 1937. The
same veteran would gei $ 1,030 for
his bonds if he cashed them on June
16, 1937 or $ 1,270 if he held them for
nine years before asking cash.
The veieran who has borrowed the
limit of 50 percent against a $ 1,00')
certificate would receive just half as
A veteran who borrowed the limit
of 22 percent which was in effect
before the 50 percent loan law of
1931, and who obtained no fmther
loans after that law was enacted
would be able to cash in for $ 780., less
varying interest charges unpaid before
October I, 1931.
The holder of a $ 1,585 certificate,
the largest issued, would receive
$ 1,550 in bonds and $ 35. cash. If he
held the bonds until maturity in 1945
he would be entitled to $ 508. interest
or a total of $ 2,058 besides the $ 35.
cash. ". 1 .•
• EW AIRCRAFT
According to a Washington dateline,
Jan. 20, the Navy Department
recently purchased 114 new bombers
from the Douglass Aircraft Company
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Mare Island, Calif. January 25, 1936
ANOTHER HOUSTON BALL
From the interest already shown
it is evident the second HOUSTON
dance to be held while in the yard,
will be the biggest and most successful
That is as it should be for our last
dance proved beyond all doubt, when
the crew of the good ship HOUSTON
sponsor a dance they know how and
in a most pleasing manner.
On Monday, Jan. 20 the Entertainment
Committee and Division Represenatives
held the first meeting relative
to the forthcoming dance.
The preliminary plans were discussed,
committees appointed and arrangements
are underway already for
another gala evening.
Our first dance here might be termed
as having been experimental to a
certain extent, nevertheless it was
such an outstanding success that the
second is proceeding with complete
and thoro understanding in every detail,
assuring everyone a better time
It is planned io hold our next dance
Friday evening, January 31, from
2100 till 0100, at the Veteran's Memorial
Hall in Vallejo, the Hall being
the unanimous choi'ce off all, we feel.
The program of this dance shall be
carried out in much the same manner
as the first with the exception of the
financing. It has been proposed to
finance this dance by sale of tickets
to the crew at the nominal price of
$ 1.00, this ticket admittin~ one couple.
An additional GUEST ticket shall
be available with the purchased ticket
if you have a service of ex- service
friend whom you wish to invite. Each
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The following named men WeTe
. commended at Meritorious Mast for
the outstanding performance at the
fire in the Dispensary Navy Yard,
Mare Island, California on 7 January
W. A. Godaire, S. F. 2c. USN
L. C. Starck, S. F. 3c., USN
C. J. Sinclair, Sea. Ie. USN
Your work in fighting the fire in
rooms filled with fumes and smoke
from burning drugs and chemicals
for a period of one and one half hours
is considered outstanding.
The following were commended at
Meritorious Mast for their performance
at the same fire as follows:
E. P. Black, F3c. USN
H. E. Bent, Sea2c. USN
A. L. Jones, Sealc. USN
J. C. Pankowski, Seale. USN
Your work in acting as lead and
otherwise assisting the men equipped
with rescue breathing apparatus is
considered outst. an. d. i. ng.
••• NLl8TJID ON IIOAD
Dotterer, J. H., S. F. 2c.
Springer, J. E. Sea2c. NTS San
Hines, G. L. A. S. NTS San- Diego,
Bartholomew, G. R. A. S. to R. S.
San Francisco, California.
Sheffield, H. L. Sea2c. to Naval
Hospital, Mare Island, California.
Muller, H. E. PtrIc. to U. S. S. ASTORIA.