WHERE TO GO AN 0 WHAT TO SEE
SEATTLE FLEET WEEK
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COM PETITION YE R
During every day of the pa t Comp
titive Year each one of u tried in
what we thought was every way pos'
ible to keep that white HE" on our after
stack. From experience we realize
there were some things we might
have done to further economy which
weren't. At least there is immense
satisfaction in the knowledge of a job
well done. The HOUSTON placed
third in her class and that is far from
the bottom of the list. The two Heavy
Crui.. el" S placin~ first and second are
of the newer type.
There is some reason for presuming
- though no conclusive proof- that
this type of cruiser ha' the edge on us'
in p1: lnt design in ' ofar as economy is
concerned. This year should tell the
. tllry. We led all of the ships of our
dass of the same or similiar type,
~ H well as several newer ones, and this
i., no mean accomplishment.
There has never been a time since
comm] " sionng that the Rambler Ship
has been on the bottom of the heap;
011 the contrary, at the top or very
near it, is tradition with us. Let's
keep her there! All that we need do is
to continue the c1o" c cooperation which
has become second nature with mo t
every man in the ship. We mean by
thal: Engineering Officers, Firemen,
Chiefs amI other Petty Officers in the
Engineering Department may be topnotch
experts but they can't put an
" E" on the stack unless all hands
in the ship lend a hand.
We start the new year with our
new Engineer Officer, Lieut., ommander
V. L Davi · . His predecessor,
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During the Fleet's visit to Seattle,
10 - 20 July this city that ha' long
been famous for its Fleet We ks, has
planned to give the Officers and men
of the Fleet a hearty welcome that will
not soon be forgotten. Those of us
who have been fortunate enough to
attend other Fleet Weeks in this fair
city know full well the ho pitable
welcome that is in store for us. From
the looks of this year's schedule of
entertainment, which includes dinners,
dances, games and sight seeing tours,
" FLEET WEEK" will be even big er
and better than ever before.
Saturday, 11 July, at 16" 0 a rec
ption will be given for the enli ted
mel! in the main lounge of the Navy
YMCA, 320 Marion Street. The
fJ1lrpOse of this reception is help the
men get acquainted with the Seattle
fair se. · The next day, Sunday, and
lhe following Sunday at ten o'clock the
Breakfast Club of the Navy Y. M. C. A.
extend an invitation to all men of the
Fleet. Following the Breakfa t Club,
church will be held in the same building
at 1100. In ad Htion to this, all
churches cordially invite all Officer
and enlisted men to ervices. Dress
Blue Bakel' is the uniform for all
the above entertainment .
At 1400 Monday, 13 July, at the
Civic Auditorium Athletic Field, the
first of a series of three inter- Navy
baseball games will be played. A
Shrine Thophy up will be presented
to the winner of the series. The teams
will be composed as follows: First
game- De · troyer.., Battle Force ( including
DETROIT and ALTAIR) vs
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Seattle, geographically, the focal
point of transportation, is the center
of the Evergreen Playground. From
this city on Puget Sound, with it...
many hotel, smart shops, theaters
and famed restaurant , are rail lines,
' llIotor sy" tems, ferry steam hip a' 1d
air routes to every point in scenic
Washington and British Columbia.
A few of the things you may enjoy
Lake Wa hingtoll Riveria: Rid e
over 52 miles of paved boulevard
arounu Lake \ Va hington. A wonderful
afternoon trip, offering every
val" iety of natural and landscaped.
beauty. Other attractive boulevard
drives also are available.
noqualmie Falls: A delightful
drive of 33 to 40 miles over a good
highway from Seattle. Falls 268 feet
Swimming, riding, yachting, tennis
are available to all who seek them.
Municipal tenni courts and playfield.
Public wimming beaches with
gJards and park. Mounts at riding
academies. : Many tlelightful trip' over
' ome of the interesting things you
Volunteer Park ( Car 14)- Remarkable
view, both east and west; free
observation tower. Seward Monument,
Formal Gardens, Con ervatory, Playgrounds
Woodland Park ( Car 21) Rose garden,
Zoo, Harding memorial, tenni'
niver. ity of Wa. hing- ton ( Car Iii,
17, or 18) Beautiful campu , garden:,
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