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According to the information at
hand the HOUSTON will arrive ' It
Valparaiso, Chile on 28 May, and ' ve
are due to leave that port on 2 . June.
Therefore, we shall be in port for 3
period of six days. In order that we
may gain most from the cruise, it
will be quite necessary that plans be
made in the very near future for
si~ ht- seeiT'g in Valparaiso and environs.
We hope to make eve l' y
A representative of Thomas Cook
and Son was on the HOUSTON last
Sunday morning for the purpo. e of
suggesting possible sight- seeing trips
which may be made in and near Valparaiso.
The follpwing- schedule for ~ ig- ht
~ eein~ parties has been suggested by
Thomas Cook & Son:
28 MAY- Arrive Valparaiso
29 MAY- Half- day sight- Reeing
excursion will be offered aroul1cl Valparaiso,
visiting the handsome re~ i
dential districts, the Stadium, the
fortifications of the city, etc.
30 1\ 1AY- A himiliar tour to that
made on 2!) May in order that the men
who had the watch the day bcforc
may be able to make the tour.
in . L\ Y- Special Train'at 8 : 30 a. m.
from Valparai~ o to Santiago. This
train will arrive at Santiago at 1200.
The entire afternoon will be available
for sight- seeing in motor cars. Thc
train will leave Santiago at 7 : 00 p. m.,
for Valparaiso, arriving at 10: 3' 1 . m.
1 JU E- pecial Train to Santiago
( the same chedule as for 31 May),
for all hands who wcre unable to
make the trip on 31 May.
( Continued on Page Four)
Long- Beach, Calif., March 28, 1936
CEREMONY OF CHA GE
Vice Admiral William D. Leahy,
U. S. Navy, will relieve Admiral
Harris Laning, U. S. Navy, as Commander
Battle Force at 1030, Monday,
3') March 1936, on board the U. S. S.
CALIFORNIA at San Pedro, Calif.
All Flag and Commanding Officers of
the Battle Force present in the San
Pedro Area will attend. Other Flag
and Commanding Officers are invited
Vice Admiral Leahy has requested
Commander Battle Force to announce
that official calls by officers attending
the ceremony will be considered as
having been made and returned and
that all gun salutes will be considered
fired and returne. d....
ADDITIO AL l'AY
A Representative from the State of
California has recently introduccd a
bill in the House, which, if enacted
into Law, will provide additional pay
for Petty Officers and Chief Petty
O/ ricers of thc Navy.
The Bill provides that ratcd men
having- a ' wifc or dependent mother
receive $ 15 a month additional pay;
~ 10 a month additional pay for the
fir. t child; 7.50 a month additional
pay for the second child; and $ 5 a
month additional pay for each child
in excess of two.
DIESEL E. ' GINE SCHOOL
The "' avy's Diesel Engine School
at the Submarine Base, ew London,
Conn., is now in operation, and requests
are de ired by the Bureau from
DEATH OF THE ASSISTANT
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
Secretary of the Navy.
All ships and Stations.
Death of the Assistant
Secretary of the Navy -
Letter from Mrs. Eleanor
1. l' h e following letter received
fro m Mrs. Eleanor M. Roosevelt,
widow of the late Assistant Secretary
of the avy, Colonel Henry L. Roosevelt,
i quoted for information, viz:
Dear Admiral Andrews:
I wish to thank you for the many
acts of kindness and sympathy extendcd
to me and my family ot the
time of my husbandis death. His
funeral was a wonderful tribute in
I want you to know that the last
three years were the happiest years of
Harry's life, serving with the Navy,
and he often said that he could not
help but do a good job when he had
~ uch efficient and loyal support as he
wa' always given.
His pride in the naval scrvice, and
his affection for it, were richly repaid
by the courtesy and consideration you
showed when he died.
I would be glad if you could convey
to the officers and bureaus concerned
my deep appreciation.
Very sincerely your ,
Eleanor M. Roosevelt.
March 4th 1936 Acting.