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1936. umber XVIII
THE RETURN OF
If recent press reports are to be
believed, the nations of the world,
after a 14 year holiday, are about to
resume building battleships. Gerrnan · y
is follo\\ ing up her " pocket" battleships
by laying down the keels of
at least two battleships of normal
size. France, now completing two super
cl'uisers, has, in answer to Germany's
challenge, started two battleships.
Italy is well under way in her
construction of two 35,000 ton battleships.
Japan, who has let the Washington
and London Naval Treaties
go by the board, evidently intends to
re- arm with the larger type of ship.
The English, not to be outdone, are
planning on constructing a brand new
$ 750,000," 00 avy that \ · ill be completed
in 1942. The program, if carried
out, will include 12 capitol ships, two
of which are to be of the battleship
class, and 33 new cruisers.
Our last Congress in its Naval Appropriation
Bill authorized the construction
of ( but did not appropriate
the money for) two 35,000 ton battle
· hips. Recently Admiml William H.
Standley acti'ng Secretary of the
avy and Chief of Naval Operations,
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Monday, 20 July, Ensign E. R. Nelson,
Jr. report. ed aboard for duty as
Communication Watch Officer on Sco
For Staff. He was sent here from the
orthampton as a relief for Lt. ( jg)
H. Maynard who has orders to the
Chicago for duty'.
CHIEF GUNNER CONDIT
During our stay in Seattle, Chief
Gunner Condit managed to win five
medals in the various matches held
at Fort Lawton. On Sunday, 2 July,
in the fourth annual Police Matches
he won a silver medal for the high
Navy individual on the winning team.
That same afternoon he received a
bronze medal for being second high
The following Sunday, 19 July, he
won three more medals. The first of
these was a bronze High Tyrol medal
in time fire re- entry with a score of
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HOUSTO LOSES PRACTICE GA IE
TO NAVY YARD TEAM
Wednesday afternoon the HOUSTO
ball club wound up their round
of practice games in preparation for
the Tacoma Cup Series, by playing the
• avy Yard team. A fast and well play ·
ed game . all the way through. The
Tavy Yard boys carried ju I. a little
too much power for the HOUSTO
outfit, nevertheless it was a great
game, highly enjoyed by a crowd of
fans. Lefty Salmon pitched his first
full game of the season and did cl'editably
well, allowing but seven hits, while
striking out about eight. The
Yal'd teams' ability to bunch their
hits and take advantage of the break
found them leading 7 to 2 at the end
of nine inning- s, HOUSTON player.
to see action were: Devin, Dainwood,
Spruell, Eggerter, Hynes, Willmuth,
Whight, Hattamel', McCrea, Gl'yckiewicz,
Weber, and Chimelewski.
HOUSTO. PI~. TOL TEA f
DISPLAYS GREAT POSSIBILITIES
IN RECENT :\ fATCHES -.-..--
Justifying the confidence many of
their shipmates have had in their ability,
our pistol team has come t. hrough
in great style in recent matche .
Organized from scratch during the
past year our teanI has advanced to
the · tage wlwre they have topped all
active service teams in one match and
copped second place in every other
match. Even a slight perusal of
scores posted in the recent mat. ches
in Seattle is enough to prove the team
Besides five medals being won by
team members, Ch. Gunner Condit
shares \' ith four other _ avy men, the
honor of winning the N. W. POLICE
JOUR AL TROPHY, their score being
1222, an almost record breaking'
This team completed with the police
teams from Los Angeles, San Francisco,
Seattle and other coast cities.
Outshooting the cops in their favorite
sport is a feat well deserving of a
big hand from the entire service.
Members of the Houston team are
Ensign Burdick, Ch. Gnnner Condit,
Cpl. Arminger, Hyndman, EM3c, Pfc.
Fabic, Pfc. Starc.. k.,.. a. nd Head, SIc.
AVY GOES IN FOR SEALSKL S
The USS VEGA, a supply ship of
the fleet, under the Command of
Commander C. J. Bright, US. avy,
will ail about July 25, 1936 for PribHof
blands to bring to this country
seal skins of the three year old bull.'
killed under the au. pices of the Bureau
of Fisheries, Department of Commerce