Page Four THE BLUE BONNET USS Houston- 10- 6- 34- 800.
:-: ATH LETICS
Lieut. ( jg) H. M. Heming.
Ensign C. M. Lyons. .
Ensign H. L. Leon.
Ensign J. W. Williams, Jr.
Ensign J. E. Bullock ( SC).
1st - Snyder, W. M., Cox.
2nd - Campbell, C. T., Cox.
3rd - Frazer, A. L., GM3c.
4th - Pemental, J., Cox.
5th - Withey, C. H., CpI.
" A" - Holt, J. A., Seale.
" B" - McCarty, O. T., WT1c.
" C" - McMurphy, D. B., SM3c.
" E" - Baker, R. E., EM1c.
" F" - LaTour, L. K., FC1c.
" H" - Vizard, J., PhM1c.
" M" - Hall, A. D., MM2c.
" N" - Botterell, R. E., Sea2c.
" R" - Yelverton, L. V., Y1c.
" S" Sivak, S., SK3c.
" V" - Post, R. W., AOM3c.
all roses, as the three recent crashes
which cost the life of one man, and a
possible second, vividly testify to.
They say that they come in three'slets
hope that it is true and that the
jinx of Cruiser Wing has been broken.
With the arrival of the CHAUMONT,
our division obtained two new
seamen from the N. A. S., Norfolk
and an AMM3c from th~ Nevada:
Welcome gent's! Weare now practically
up to complement and are
carrying a number of men for further
assignment. Many of them have expressed
the wish that they could stay
on the Good Ship HOUSTON, but as
such is impossible, the best that we
can do is wish them luck when they
go to their new assignments.
Indies was developed there, ( 19041916.)
Some may wonder just what
it was that made Guantanamo Bay a
place so selected by the Navy Department.
The reasons, a few, are rather
self apparent. Its' sheltered harbor,
availability as a fueling station, deep
water needing very little dredging
work, its position as to our interests
and its' size.
It was selected in 1901, by the Government,
as the site of one of four
projected naval stations on the Cuban
The HOUSTON team will play the
following scheduled games with ship's
teams as indicated.
3 October- VESTAL vs. HOUSTON.
7 October - PENSACOLA.
10 October - INDIANAPOLIS
13 October - SALT LAKE CITY.
17 October - LOUISVILLE.
20 October - PORTLAND
Daily workouts until arrival West
Fall series will be held at Guantanamo
Bay on 20 October. Ships present
at Guantanamo:- INDIANAPOLIS,
SALT LAKE CITY, HOUSTON and
Boxing and Wrestlmg
Divisional eliminations of which detailed
schedule is not available at
present. Division champions must be
determined prior to 8 December, 1934.
OARSMEN GOING STRONG
Every morning finds the crews of
our racing whale- boats working out
in preparation for the coming contests.
The boys are doing an excellent
job and it is hoped that by the time
of the starting gun, they will be in
the best of shape and condition to
bring in the bacon for the HOUSTON.
The gunnery experts of the HOUSTON
have been busily engaged in
preparing for the Scouting Force
Rifle and Pistol matches, and to date
have shown pretty good form. The
candidates for the ScoFor. Rifle team
are: Ens. S. Jurika; Lewis, E. H.
Bgmstr2c; Kitchen, H. E., Cpl.; Withey,
C. H., Cpl.; and Standafer, S. D.,
The ship's officers pistol team is
composed of Chief Pay Clerk Borne
and Chief Gunner Condit. The enlisted
men's pistol team is held up by
Standafer, S. D., Seale., who is going
to be a one man team as far as
we know at present. The best of luck
to the candidates for the ScoFor outfit
and to our own teams.
The starboard hangar has been the
scene of much activity during the
afternons. Blue be- panted lads are
jumping, twisting and straining,
striving to make an organization that
will consistently be able to sink the
apple for two points. The boys are
working hard to achieve the fundamental
requirments of a successful
team, physically in the pink, and have
the ability to go forty minutes at
top speed. The C& R gang are going
to make a back- board and hoop for
practice underway and with this aid,
a practice of plays will be managed
and the foul shooting brushed up.
Mid- season form for the first game
is desired and with an early start it
is possible to get just that. Ensign
Williams is coaching and hopes to
put a good team on the floor. The
following have turned out so far, but
more are wanted: Baker, O'Brien,
Wilburn, Kennedy, Botterell, Bair,
Brown, Zietfuss, Harding, Douglas,
Nier, Rainey, Mustain, Hunter, Jones,
Hays, Foreman, Freeman and Davidson.
There are only three veterans
from last year. and new material is
needed. So far the boys are shaping
up finely, but are still a little stiff.
BASKETEERS WORK OUT
VESTAL SCORES WIN
Stacking up against a more powerful
and practiced unit proved a downfall
to the HOUSTON pill followers
when they played their first game in
the Guantanamo area. Due to lack of
practice, and consequently an inferior
brand of ball, the HOUSTON team
showed rather poorly in the initial
game and there is room for pHmty
of improvement. Tiny Rimmer on the
mound and Davis staring at first.
With a little time on the diamond,
seriously practicing at the game will
make a world of difference and we all
know that the material is here if
the men will only come out and those
that are out work hard to build up
the team. The HOUSTON team can
win consistently when going good so
back up the team and go to the
games. If you don't play, give those
that do your backing.