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1936-05-30 - Page 1. May 30, 1936. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/434/show/430.

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(May 30, 1936). 1936-05-30 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/434/show/430

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Title 1936-05-30
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date May 30, 1936
Description Volume III, Number XX
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Valparaiso, Chile
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 8
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript Volume III Valparaiso, Chile, May 30, 1936 Number XX RAMBLER SHIP ENTERS DOMAIN OF NEPTUNE FIVE HUNDRED LANDL BBERLY POLLYWOGS INIATIATED INTO MYSTERIES OF LOYAL ORDER OF SHELLBACKS 0 WEDNESDAY 20th OF ' lAY 1936 --::-- Time brings all things, even the long anticipated invasion of the realm of His Majesty, Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main and King of all Deep Water Sailors, by none other than the famous ship HOUSTON in company with the United States Fleet. At seven on the evening prior to the memorable day, the ships of the Fleet laid- to to receive His Imperial High­ness' emissary, Davey Jones, who had come swiftly in his Sea Horse squad­rons with a message and warning from the Headquarters of King Rex. As searchlights fingered the fo'castle with pencils of light, we waited with mingled thoughts for this legendary, one- eyed character to emerge from the hawse pipe; finally he clambered up the anchor chain, dripping wet and trailing seaweed, lookin~ much the same as we had imagined Davey Jones of song and story would look. Not a sound broke the heavy silence as his heavy sea- boots clumped across the deck toward his place before the assembled crew. We were brought back to reality with a jerk when this bearer of tidings began to read the notices for us to appear before the Royal Court on the morrow. In awsome tones we were bade to humbly present ourselves, ready and glad to forever foreswear ( Continued on Page Two) DID YOU KNOW? The city of Valparaiso was founded by the Spaniards just four hundred years ago, in 1536. The highset point in South America is Mount Aconcagua, ( highest point in the entire Western Hemisphere) located on the Chilean- Argentinian border. The HOUSTON has covered over 6,300 Statute miles, direct route from Long Beach, Cal., to Valparaiso via Balboa, C. Z. Valparaiso is the second largest city in Chile, having an approxtimate population of 200,000, while Santiago, the Capitol is the largest, with close to 800,00~ population. The Chilean avy's only battleship, the Admirante Latorre, was formerly a British Man- of War, the H. M. S. CANADA. She is of 28,000 ton dis­placement and carries 14" guns in her main battery. Magallanes, the Southermost city in the world is located in Chile. Valparaiso is sometimes called the San Francisco of the South Pacific. The total value of American invest­ments in Chile is well over $ 700,000, ­000.00. ••• NEWS OF FORMER SHIPMATES While moored alongside the Indian­apolis in Panama, Tommy Schramm, SK3c. paid a short visit to his old home. Tommy say he is satisfied the Service is hard to beat anywhere, anytime. He tried the outside during our Navy Yard stay. ( Continued on Page Two) HOUSTO TO SHIFT FLAGS 0 TWENTY FO R J E --::-- Some time during the day of 24 June, Vice Admiral Hepburn will be relieved of his command as Command­er Scouting Force by Rear Admiral Tarrant, now Commandant of the Eleventh Naval District. As Command­er Scouting Force, Rear Admiral Tar­rant will have the rank of Vice Ad­miral and will fly his three star flag from the HOUSTON. Admiral Hep­burn and his Staff will then go to the PEN SLYVANIA where he will re­lieve Admiral Reeves as Commander­in- Chief, U. S. Fleet. ••• HOUSTON TO ARRIVE I LO G BEACH 17 JUNE --::-- The HOUSTON will arrive in Long Beach sometime during the day of seventeen June, according to pres­ent plans. She will' go directly from Valparaiso to Long Beach in company with the CHICAGO, CHESTER, and SALT LAKE CITY. On the trip north we will steam at a speed of between fourteen and fifteen knots. ...... ANNUAL MILITARY INSPECTION After leaving Valparaiso, all hands will begin hitting the ball preparing for the Annual Military inspection which will take place 24 and 25 June. Last year the HOUSTO made a very commendable mark. There is every reason to believe that with the cooper­ation of all hands, she will make an even better mark this year.