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Volume III Long Beach, Calif., March 21, 1936 Number XI
SEEING SOUTH AMERICA LT. WILLIAMS PROMOTED ORDERS TO OFFICERS
G. E. BAKER
COM ' lENDATION
Lieutenant Emerick, USN., repol'ted
for duty on March 14th. Lieutenant
Emerick came to the HOUSTON from
the NaV'tl1 Air Scnool, Pensacola, Fla.
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Commander J. H. Buchanan, USN.,
will come to the tIOUSTON in June
and resume his regular duties on the
taff of Commander Scouting Force.
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Captain A. C. Pickens, USN., will
come to the HOUSTON in June and
resume his regular duties as Chief of
Staff, Commander Scouting Force.
* * * * • * * *
Lieutenant Commander J. R. Redman
will come aboard the HOUSTON
in June and resume his regular
duties on the staff of Commander
* * * * * * * *
Lieutenant Commander M. B. Arnold,
USN., our Navigating Offi£ er, has
received orders to report to the Commandant,
Fifteenth Naval District for
duty as district communication officer
and for additional duty as commanding
officer of outlying naval radio
stations and radio direction finder
stations in the Fifteenth Naval District.
Commander Arnold expects to be
detached from duty on board this
vessel about 4 April.
Lieutenant Commander T. B. Inglis,
US ., will report for duty on or about
- 4 April as the relief of Lieutenant
Commander Jnglis is now on duty
as Aide on the staff of Commander
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Gallant, P. P., CMM( PA)
USN - Commendation of.
Gallant, P. P., CMM ( PA) USN
has recently been commended by the
Commanding Officer for his outstanding
service on board this vessel. The
commendation is as follows:
1. You are commended for
your outstanding ability as leader,
your consistent effort to keep the
material under your charge in the
highest state of efficiency, and your
unwavering loyalty. Your service on
board this vessel since commissioning,
17 June, 1!) 30, is considered outstanding.
Lt. ( jg) Frederick P. Williams, USN
was promoted to full lieutenant on 9
March.. The oath of office was administered
by the Commanding Officer on
board the HOUSTON on the above
Lt. Williams reported for duty in
the HOUSTON nearly two years ago.
All hands join in wishing him continued
success in the Naval Service.
.10 March, 1936
Gallant will be transferrerl to the
Fleet Naval Reserve on 16 April of
this year, at the conclusion of 2')
years' · service in the U. S. Navy.
Bon voyage and good luck!
Now is the time to begin saving
money for the cruise to South Ameri. ca.
It would be a pity for any man to
go down there and not be able to see
a few of the worth- while Rights.
Civilians pay hundreds of dollars
steamship fare ( to be exact, the fare
from ' New York to - Valparaiso and
Buenos Aires and return is quoted at
$ 965.00) in order to see the places the
personnel of the HOUSTON may see
on this cruise.
The Chaplain despatched a telegram
last Monday to Thomas Cook and Son,
probably the leading travel agents of
the world, asking that a representative
come on board the HOUSTON
this morning for the purpose of confering
in regard to certain proposed
trips at Lima, Valparaiso, Santiago
and possibly, Buenos Aires. We shall
learn from him today just what the
tariff will be for each member. We
are unable to mention as yet which
trips will be undertaken. Next week's
Blue Bonnet will contain definite information
in regard to the matter.
The city of Lima is seven
miles distant fro m C a II a o. I t
is known as " The City of the Kings".
It was founded by Pizarro in 1535,
and a rear later the corner- stone of
the great Cathedral was laid and the
plan of the city traced by the great
conqueror of Peru. Lima became the
luxurious capital of the Spanish Viceroys,
and the center of government
for the entire continent.
The University buildings are interest
ing reminders of the past, and many
of the Churches possess notable works
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