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Mare Island, Calif., February 15, 1936 Number VII
The Followin~ Is Quoted from Bunav
Circular Letter For The
Information Of All
Continuous Service: ReenlLtment of
men with continuous service may be
made only on the ship or station, 1 e ·
ceiving ship or receiving station. To
maintain continuous service a man
must have been recommended by his
commanding officer for reenlistment
and must reenlist within thre~ months
from date of discharge.
Broken Service: Under existing policy
no broken service men will be
authorized to reenlist.
On Reenlistment: Men who are reenlisted
elsewhere than on the ship or
station from which they were discharged
will be sent to the nearest
receiving ship. They may be authorized
to report at any receiving ship
at their own e~: pense. In this case
sufficient leave will be granted to
perform the traveling. A signed statement
from the man to the effect that
he understancls he is not entitled to
transportation at Government expense.
Upon repnlisting. continous service
men may request to be transferred to
the vessel on which they last served,
providecl such vessel will, at the time
men report be in the continental Ii Illi Ls
of the United State:, and in the zone
of the receiving ship or station.
Reenlistment of Married Men: Men
in Pay Grades 5, 6, and 7 who are
married will not be entitled to reenlist
in the Tavy nor permitted to extend
their current enlistment withol;~
special authority of the Bureau of
Navigation. This restriction does not
apply to messmen serving on the
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Five years ago, Feb., 14, 1931, while
enroute Guam, M. I. to Manila, P. I.,
the orginal " BLUE BONNET" made
its initial bow among service papers. •
At that time the HOUSTON did
not have the well equipped print shop
as now; therefore, the first few editions
Since then the " Blue Bonnet" has
been published regularly, except during
the first nine months in the U. S.
upon the HOUSTON'S return from
the China Station. A large turnover
in personnel took the editorial staff
and the one printer, these being the
contributing factors toward the ship's
paper's temporary demise.
The " Blue Bonnet", from the very
first has always striven to be a real
ship's paper in bringing to the fore
the many happenings and activities
in the HOUSTON'S colorful and
proud history, the result being- today
the " Dlue Bonnet" is considered one
of the best among the ever increasing
number of servic. e.. p. apers.
O~ THE RIFLE RANGE
The following is a list of men, by
divh; ions, who qualified for marksman
during the recent firing. Fifty qualified.
This is a 76 percent qualification
for the ship.
The Marksman course is fired over
a 20:> yard range, ten shots being
fired at each of the three positions of
prone slow, sitting slow and prone
rapid. 120 points out of a possible 150
are required to qualify.
Lt. Ug) D. A. Harris, 137, Head, R.
A., Seale, 135, Hart. H. J. Sea2c, 130,
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HEAVY CRUISERS BOXING &
WRE8. TLING CHAMPS CROWNED
ComC; uScoFor Congratulates All
Concerned In Recent Tournament
The keen competition displayed by
all contestants in this year's boxing
and wrestling has brought the heavy
cruisers up to their greatest peak in
Each champion, well deserving of
his title, shall be awarded a gold
medal. Although, the HOUSTON took
no part in the eli min a t ion s
due to Navy Yard overhaul, all hands
are backing the new cruiser champs
to make a great showing against unit
champions of other forces in the fleet.
The New Champions:
Light Heavyweight- Rusceleli, Ind-ianapolis.
Middleweight- Brooks, Relief
Welterweight- Mowery, Vestal
Lightweight- Bowen, Pensacola
Featherweight- Payne, Pensacola
Bantamweight- Ignacio, Chicago.
175 lbs and under- Dowell, Indianapolis.
165 lbs and under- Roos, Portland
155 lbs and under- Robertson, San
145 lbs and under- Simpson, Indianapolis.
135 lbs and under- Cazorska, Pensacola.
126 lbs and under- Young, Portland
118 lbs and under- Bonyea, Pensacola