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EDITOR. Lieut. ( jc) W. W. Pierce, ( ChC)
Aut. B< lltor, R. C. Ball, Ch. P.,. Clerk
Aaaocl. te Utor R. W. O'Brien, BYle.
Enhonc. a: R. · writ. w. n. Osborn., Y3e
Prlnt. r G. W. B.... r. Seale.
.\ PRIL i, 1936
* * *. OPPORT ... ' ITY KNOCKS
Opp< ll'tunity hi at the door! A con-iderable
number of Chief Petty Offieel'
rating. are open and the Bureau
of Navigation desires that they be filled
by eli/." dble candidates. On 6 March
1936, ommander Base Force report- ·
cd that the forces afloat were unable
to fill the quotas in rating as follows:
Chief Boatswain's Mate . 3
Chief Torpedoman .. __ __ 46
Chief Turret Captain __ _. __.__ 25
Chief Commissary Steward _ 37
Chief Officer Cook 26
On ... Tovember 1935, the Bureau invited
the attention of forces afloat
to an acute hortag- e in certain lower
rating' anti. ug- gested that sufficient
men be placed in training fOl' each
ratin~ to meet the requirement of the
. erviee. Th ' ame now applies to the
( hid Petty OITicer ratlngs mentioned
J. o~ ' amination will be (' onduclelf
roe' fall. ... ' ow is the tinle to prepare.
There will be no " aiving of e ' isting
rClIuirement [ 01' advancement which
111'(' con idel'ed genel'Oll' enoug- h under
pre ' l'nt conditi- on- s.---- J Inn.' H HOLIDAY
:\ lcn of thl' J ' wi h Faith may be
~ rantl'd 1 ' In~, if the e · igencie. of
the : el'vic · pl- I'mit. frOlll Iloon of
• Ion IllY, Ii Ap ii, until lIlidnight of
with . uch addi
may be nece:
Re uc t for leave to attend the
Pa over ' ervice: houl< 1 be submitted
omdr:- "' Vho ,' a' that woman I
heard in youI' room la · t night?"
En. ig- n:- - That was no woman sir.
Th, t wa, my radio."
( omdr:- " Well, tell your radio not
to trample her lipstick into the rug."
CO, ' GRATULATIO, ' S
It would apear that the foll'n - ing'
flash that congratulation' and eig- ar. ·
are in order.
Quote: '- lfSG J. A. Redding CS~ l
IT IS A GIRL DIOTHER AND
DA GHTER DOING WELL FATHER
PRETTL SICK I1ICKS UNQUOTE"
The girl has been named
• I •
DEATH BEGINS AT FORTY
" Death begins at forty" mile~ pel'
hour when the driver:
• ( I) Drives on the wrong side of the
road; ( 2) Attempts to beat the red
lig- ht or the other car across an intersection,
(; 3) Attempts to pass : l
car on a curve; ( 4) Attempts to
pass a car going up hill where he cannot
see that the way is clear; ( 5)
Drives faster than the conditions at
that time and place warrant;
( 6) Fails to keep his car in good
mechanical condition: ( 7) Fails to
keep a constant lookout ahead."
", TOT OVER FIFTY"
ThE're now exist. in the United
tate a" Tot over 50" Club. The requirements
for membership involve.'
simply pasting a small red arrow
bearing the words " not over 50" over
the : peedometer and the agreement
to observe ten common ense rules of
All hand!', in letter and in spirit,
join thi: club.
PERSO, .:' IIEL
\ it ' on, Ira W., A. S. fl'om Nts.,
(; real Lake:, Ill,
Otte en, Otto A., 1\ 1. Ilc, from . S.
Hartl ' y, Delbert P., EMit'., to Gyro
(' ompa.. chool,. an Diego.
' imal'll, Daniel L., HAlc., to U. S.
'. R}<~ LIEF.
Three week. from 1I0W our crUl: e
l p The Ladder
FelL', Irving A., from Sealc to Y3c.
Jenkins, William E., from Rl\ l3c to
Bal'ker, Charlie L., from • calc to
(,. I: 3c. Acuto, John from Sealc to Co.'.
All hands congratulate the e men
and igoar' are in order.
Keep the " E" on the HOUSTO
~-: ~~ oo
The tall tales will be told when Mc-
' e. by return' from his sojourn at the
Naval Air Station. Ronald Ardell, his
able assi · tant, issued the followingstatement
for the press: " If I ever
hear of MeNesby going to San Dieg'O
again, I am going to put in for ten
days leave, and if that isn't granted
darned if I don't run away."
At last we have a running mate for
the division's stroke oarsman. After
several days and nights of listening
to one AMM tell how much the stroke
oarsman could eat, your correspondent
kept an eagle eye on " Mec" and
discovered that he was well qualified
to pull stroke with any olympic crew.
. " Hoot" Gibson has suggested that
individual coal shutes be provided.
Andy's great big bundle of joy arrived
from Frisco last Saturday an'\
. when she embraced him, the onl~'
visible part of Andy was his feet.
At last it seem that we are to get
our much- looked- for planes. They
arrived in San Diego this week and
five men of the unit are leaving the
ship to whip them into shape prior to
bringing- them aboard, which will be
: oon - we hope. .11 .
mSTL ' GUISHED FLYING CRO:::. s
By direction of the President, the
Secretary of the Navy has awarded
the Di: tinguished Flying Cross in the
William Milton Bo lin, Aviation
Chief Machinist's Mate, U. S. Navy.
For e. · traol'llinar~' achievement as
co- pilot and mechanic in a hazardous
aerial · flight of exploration to the
ea L\\ ard of Little . America, in connection
with the Bynl Anartic Expedition
Jo ' eph Arnold Peltel', Photographer
first class, U. S. avy. For extraordi-nary
achievement as aerial surveyor
in a hazardous aerial flight of exploration
in connection with the Byrd
Anartic Expedition II.
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