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1934-09-22 - Page 4. September 22, 1934. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/41/show/40.

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(September 22, 1934). 1934-09-22 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/41/show/40

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Title 1934-09-22
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  • USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy
Date September 22, 1934
Description Volume I, Number IV
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  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
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  • In Houston Ship Channel
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  • newsletters
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 3
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Transcript Page Four CITY OF HOUSTON munication and regular airmail sche­dules are available. The City Recreational Department conducts various parks throughout the city. Of these Herman Park includes an 18 hole municipal golf course, zoological gardens, and a museum of natural history. Fresh and salt water fishing are withing easy range. Bay shore resorts within short distance afford all forms of aquatic sports and summer diversions. Other interest­ing points of interest are:- San Jacinto Battlegrounds. Rice Institue. Museum of Fine Arts. Oil Fields. Petroleum Refineries. Houston is the headquarters for five major oil corporations. New fields are continually being developed and from all present indications the oil industry will be fully as active 25 years from now as it is today. This area is regarded as the nation's great reserve for future supply. Nine refineries located on the ship channel have an aggregate capacity of 200,00 barrels per day. Salt domes in the area offer unusual fields for future developement. The supply of natural gas incident to oil production is un­limited and is piped to the Middle West. ....... MARINES ASK CREDIT the Navy as ship's activities, we have done more than our share to bring the ship into the lime. With the ex­ception of O'Brien and Aufdenspring, the Marines furnished the first string of one of the best basket ball teams on the Asiatic Station, and in inter­divisional activities have always won the baseball competitive series. The only track or general field meet ever held on this ship, was in Norfolk Navy Yard, during the first few weeks of the ship's commissioned status, was won by the Marines who gained approximately 74 percent of the total points. This should cover the case sufficiently." Well done Ma. r. i. n. e.. s. but keep it up. lowe all my success in life to hav­ing always been a quarter of an hour before- hand - Lo.. r. d... N. elson. Master- at- arms: :' Y'up?" Recruit: " Yup." THE BLUE BONNET BASKETBALL Let's " get the jump" on our oppon­ents by organizing the basketball team early this season. An early start means mid- season form when the whistle blows for the first official game. By having a team that clicks from the beginning of the season we can have a big advantage. Ensign Williams is the coach. Let's start now by all candidates turning in their names to O'Brien, BM1c. We may be able to arrange for a pre- season work out in Houston. Let's go. The following athletic competitions will be held by the Scouting Force during the remainder of the year 1934: Type baseball championships. Oct. 1- 22 inclu., ships present Guantanamo. Pulling races. Guantanamo Bay on 20 October. Ships present Guantana­mo. We should all prepare for these events as, according to schedule, the HOUSTON is included in each of the above. ....... " STOKERS NOTES" This week saw some changes in offic'er personnel in the Engineers Force. Lt. MeGlynn went to the " V" Division, Lt. Pollock from " E" Divi­sion to Senior Assistant Engineer. Ensign Long to " E" Division, and Ensign Williams went up in the Captains Office to relieve Ensign Mc­Leod as Ship's Secretary. We wish them a speedy cruise on their new assignments. And lest we forget, the Engineer­ing Score is still right up there at 120.5. Lets keep. iItI. there. The U. S. Navy maintains the larg­est radio chain in the world. With its 400 stations ashore and afloat, it outstrips all broadcast and commer­cial services. ...,... " Hot papas" is the name given to a man on a plane carrier who stands prepared to rush into the flame of a burning plane and rescue the pilot and other occupants of the plane when casualties occur. The " hot papa" is clothed in asbestos from head to foot and provided with special fire extin­guishing equipment. •••• Send the BLUE BONNET home. USS Houston- 9- 22- 34- 800. SPLIT ESSES During our recent short stay in Norfolk, we assembled our spare plane, and transferred same to the U. S. S. TENNESSEE. In return we received one from the N. A. S., Nor­folk, to b~ used as a fleet spare. This all took place in one day, so the gang really produced. Speaking of planes, reminds me that during one day of the recent maneuvers, our ship looked like a young aircraft carrier. We had on board a total of 7 planes, all of different makes, colors and descriptive markings. Although operations were hampered by the fact that it was necessary to change launching car saddles on the catapults several times in order to accomodate the different types of planes, we made out re­markable well, and in a pinch, could have taken care of another plane. The " Working Division" labored mightly during the Tactical Exercises and brought forth one small flight. After holding reville at 0400 every morning for three days, we finally catapulted two planes on Tuesday afternoon. The Scouting Section led by Lt. Felt, went out to locate the opposing forces. This mission was a success, and it was with a feeling of pride we hoisted the planes aboard upon completion of the afternoons work. However after careful con­sideration of all that transpired later, it appears there was no real necessity to launch the planes, as it seems that the ship had little trouble in locating the enemy forces. In fact they locat­ed them too well, much to the regret of the pride of Texas. The high spot of the maneuvers, was when we bagged our first " prisoners." The unfortunate parties were, Lt. D. P. Johnson, Pilot and Lt. ( jg)., P. Gavilio, Obs., who in an 03U- 3 plane from the CALIFORNIA, found us as their plane was fast running out of gas in a heavy squall. The plane was slightly damaged while coming along side, but our able Mech's soon took care of that, and in the late afternoon, with a full load of gas, and accurate bearings, they spread their wings and took off for home. Our favorite prisoner was an aviator we found flying around in a rubber boat off the coast of Mexico, having lost his plane in a dive. No salvage job.