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LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA- 4 JULY 1936 Number XXV
NEW CHIEF ENGINEER
REPORTS FOR DUTY
ADuring the past week Lt.- Comdr.
~ lentine M. Davis reported aboard
for duty as Chief Engineer succeeding
Lt.~ Comdr. Connal~ y who was detached
last week. Prior to coming to
the HOUSTON, Mr. Davis was Assistant
Inspector of Machinery at
the ew York Shipbuilding Company
of Camden, J. Mr. Davis is a
graduate or the Naval Academy class
The Blue Bonnet in behalf of the
Officers and men of the HOUSTON
takes this opportunity to welcome our
New Chief Engineer aboard and wish
him the best of luck in his new asloignment.
_ GOVERNMENT DISABILITY
The question frequently arises of
what disability benefits accrue to
Service personnel who are medically
sUl'Veyed from active peace- time
>' ervice under the present pension
law. Below is given a summary' of
pension allowances for disability resulting
from personal injury or disease
contracted in line of duty or
the aggravation of pre- existing injury
or disease contracted or suffered
in line of duty- if and when
the disability, 01' aggravation of a
pre- existing injury, or disability, is
of a degree of 19 per cent or more.
The monthly mtes are as follows:
( a) If and while the disability is
rated 10 per centum the monthly
pension shall be $ 6.00.
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Kenneth H. Kelly, SIc., who I
was so suddenly and violently
taken from among us last Sun- ~
day, left to all who had the plea-.
sure of knowing him, a personal.
loss. With a kind word and helP- I
ing hand for all, his prcsl'nce
among us will be sorely missed.
What finer tribute can we pay =.
him than to say, as of all good =
sailormen, " He was a good Ship- !
NEW NAVY FLAG
Now comes by executive order, a
new flag to the Navy. It h:\ s blue
stars, one in each corner, on : 1 white
field, the reverse of the Presidential
flag and is the flag of the Vice- President.
When that official now boards
a warship on a mission for the President
no concern need be given as to'
what flag should be hoisted as was
the case hereto-. fo. r. e..
Machado, Manuel C., Jr., B1~ 2c., reenlisted
Pobran, Michael, MM2c., recenlisted
Campbell, Gordon A., WT2c., reenlisted
Henry, Willie " 0"., Sea1c.
Received On Board
Hartley, Delbert P., EM1c., from
NTS., San Diego, California.
icolette, MM1c., from RS, San
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JAPANESE TRAINING SQUADRON
VISITS AMERICAN PORTS.
This past week the Japanese Navy
Training Suadron consisting of the
Yakumo ( Flagship) and the Iwate,
under the command of Vice Admiral
Zengo Yoshida, arrived in Seattle.
This is the first point of call of a series
of American ports consisting of San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore and
New York to be visited by the Squadron.
Other foreign ports to be visited
by our Nippon friends inclnde Balboa,
Colon, lIavana, Manzanillo and Honolulu.
The Squadron is due to arrive in
San Francisco 14 July, and in Los
Angeles 20 July. Continuing from
there it will pass through the Panama
Canal and thence up the East Coast.
On its homeward journey it will stop
in Honolulu 14 October.
Lt. ( jg) Young recently received
word that his brother- in- law, Ensign
Haden Leon, former Ship's Secretary,
has completed his course in flight
training at Pensacola and has been
ordered to the U. S. S. IDAHO for
This past week six HOUSTON officers
were temporarily detaChed in
order that they might attend Gunnery
School. Three of these Officers, Lt. Comdr.
R. E. Keating, Lieutenant H.
P. Rice and Ensign F. L. Barrows
were assigned to the Main Batter;
Gunnery School aboard the LOUISVILLE.
The other three, Ensign Johnson,
Ensign Raymond and 2nd. Lt.
H. H. Williamson ( USMC) were assigned
to the A. A. Gunnery School
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