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It. .... kl,. publication, publi. h. d 10,. the . hlp'.
co_ pan,. of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, C~ p.
taln G. E. Bokor, U. S. N., Comm. ndln~
.... Comm. nd. r P. K. Robottom, U. S. N.
EDITOR, Li. ut. ( jg) W. W. Pierc•. ( Ch )
Alet. Editor, R. C. B. II, Ch. P.,. Clerk
Aseocl. t. Editor R. W. O'Bri. n, BMlc.
Exch. ng. & R. · .. rit. W. H. Osborn., Y3c
Print. r G. W. B. k. r, S. alc.
2 !\ lARCH, 1936
DE. T* AL SUR* GICAL* WORK
Perhaps every member of the cl'~ w
did not receive dental treatment whIle
Commander H. F. Delmore ( DC) vas
aboard but it is interesting to note the
amount of work accomplished by him
dUl'ing the period January 9 to February
2 , 1936. Due to the type of
duty thi. vessel has had during the
past year many member of the new
were in urgent need of dental treatment.
For the HOUSTO alone there
were a total of 1119 treatments admini
teredo Of this number 153 men
had dental work completed. When one
considers the complement of the ship
and the short time Doctor Delmore
wa' aboard it i short of remarkable
to know this number of men could
have teeth in perfect repair.
For all the ;;; hips afloat in the navy
yard at Mare Island during the period
Doctor Delmore wa aboard this ve. .
· el he accomplished 270 tl'eatments
completin~ dental treatment in 313
cases. It i safe to say this amount
of work is far in excess of that accompli..
hed by anyone dental urgeon
practicing in civilian life over a similiar
It just wa n't our luck to have
Doctor Delmore continue aboard the
HOU TO:- J but the benefit derived
while he \ Va.. aboard, was g I' eat
enough for him to be remcmbered
for ~ omc time. .., ..
Th~ folio villl.~ named men in the
belo\\' listed rating, have completed
their training cour.. es for the next
superior rating during the pa t week:
Creech, R. F. PhM3., US.. ( for
Phd1c.) Peralta, A. Mattlc., S.,
Ol.' en, . E. ea2c., US T., Hurley, D.
n. Sea2c., l'S. T., Taylor, F. B., Scale.,
l ••., ( for Cox wain), Harri.. on, F. A.
~ a2c., US ., Thompson, R. B. Sea2c.,
US, -., Campbell, R. P. RM3c., USN.,
Jenkins, W. E. RM3c., US•.
CHRIS. HMAS PARTIES OF 1935
The Commander- in- Chief 0 f the
'. S. Fleet has published to the fleet
hi.. letter of congratulation.. to the
coordinating committee and the per..
onnel of the individual vessel' for
their labor' in making the Christma::;
Partie throughout the fleet a success.
The report dealing with the partie'
held on board vessels in the San Pedro
Area indicates that 2,454 children
and 2,452 adults related to the memb(')
· . of the various ship's companies
and 04 needy children, accompanid
bv 60 adults, were cnteI · tained. The
a; nount e.' pended by all vessels in the
San Pedro Area was $ 13,058,15. The
number of children entertained at
Christmas Parties on board s hip s
based at San Diego was 1,689 and the
approximate amount e. · pcnded was
$ H, 5; U. 00.
The grand total of $ 19.616.15 carefully
expended with a high degree of
efficiency, a minimum of duplication,
and a maximum of the generou spirit
of Chri tma is a manife tation on
the part of the officers and men of the
ves. els of the '. S. FLEET in the~ e
: I'eu_ which be. peak, ' ymp: Ithetic
understanding and the traditional generosity
of • Tavy pen; onnel to the
y ung and the underpriviledg- ed.
· Although the HOUSTO. wa in
the • ' av~ r Yal'i during the holiday
period. the spirit of Christmas was
not IUl: king. This vessel entertained
GO orphan children from the Sacra)'
lento Orphanage. The sum of $ 116.30
was collected and expended for this
CIIILEAN Cl'RRE. CY
Th' currenc was rc . tabli: hed
upon a gold basis on 11 Jun. 1! l2( i,
with the pe.. o a: the unit. The la v
providing for chullO" e: in the coinage
of the country became etfective in
•' ovembcr 192. lilT - ncy in circulation
cin: i .. t: of paper i t cd by the
BalKO Central in note. of the value
of 1 .000, 5,00 , 1,000, 5 ' 0. 100, 50, 10,
fl, and 1 pe.. o . Chile abandoned the
gold sandaI'd in 19: 12, and the peso
\ Va: officially quoted at 16.50 Chilean
to $ 1.00 U. S.
• ' ote: In Chile all Satunla:', after
: l p. m., are leg- al holiday..
DON'T WASTE WATER
Between flight operations, Puckett
and Dodson, gave the port hangar a
few licks and it promises to be in its
former good shape before long.
Ro ' ie seems to be the only man in
the Unit who knows the definition of
For an amatuer, Gibson, seems to
be right in front with the professional
Gold~ n Grainers. Zipper bag and all!
" Charlie" Noble has cut his traveling
expen es down to $ 3.00 a trip!
Quite an improvement, " Charlie."
• Kelly apparently has converted his
gas buggy into a hotel on wheels.
" Ronme" certainly had a tough
break On his 72 in San Diego. The
fleet out, and he had a date!
" Cassanova" Mellon seems to have
reformed recently. Still waiting on
that huge shipment from Frisco, eh
W'e wonder if Gregg' success with
the fair sex i attributed to his being
from dear ole Alabama!
) Iai · tin ha.. started hi knitting with
a vengence this time. ? ?
Pat Readette's version of the use
fo:' \\ ater canteens was quite amusing.
( Note: " Necessity is the mother of
Rosie and Mac traveled to far
dir- tant L. A. Rosie doesn~ t think it
' 1u' te comes up to his dear ole Nor · folk,
ho\ ' ever.
pparcntly Hollingsworth found
hi: new home in. 1L1o• ng Beach.
• '.\ VY RESERVISTS
TO Al ' N.\ POLIS
Pre. · ident Roosevelt has recc, ntly
ig- ncd a bill which authorizes the
• ' avy Department to appoint 20 mid.'
hip: nen annually from the naval re..
ern, officers' training corps and
honor graduates of institutions designated
by the avy Department.
The appointments are to be made by
the Secretary of the Navy.
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