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Volume III Long Beach, Calif., 5 December, 1936. Number XLVII
UP THE LADDER THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
STRENEOUS WEEK OF GUNNERY
YORKTOWN TO BE FLAG
Due to the fact that next Saturday
was the date originally set for our
Semi- Annual Military Inspection, it
is expected that we will have a surprise
Inspection. As we all know, the
Semi- Annual Military Inspections
have been replaced by two Surprise
This coming week will therefore,
be devoted to geting everything shipshape
for this in pection. All hands
are urged to make every effort to
bring the ship and personnel into a
state of perfection that can only be
reached by the whole hearted cooperation
of all hands.
The Chief of Naval Operations has
designated the U. S. S. YORKTOWN
to be flagship of Carrier Division Two.
The guns on the good ship HOUSTON
sure did a lot of " Boom- booming"
during the past week. Every type
of gun on the ship - except the saluting
battery - came in for its share
of work. The following practices were
completed during the week:
Night Spotting Practice - AA.
Battery - with pooled ammunition
from all cruisers present.
Fourth Anti · aircraft practice
Night Battle Practice - for
main and secondary batteries.
Second Advanced Machine Gun
It can be stated that the ship turned
in creditable performances in all
of these practices.
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TE N. AND PE NSY. WI
Last week- end the Pennslyvania
l1" ittmen and the Tennessee grapplers
" ron the respective boxing and wrestlho-
chamnio'! 1ship of Group One of
the batleships. The Pennsy mitt fling ·
el'~ defeated the Arizona stable 23 to
~. Th(' New York wrestlers won from
the Tennesf'ce matmen 18 to 4.
Another short meeting of the gift
Committee chairmen was held last
Wednesday. Good progress was reported.
Nearly all arrangements
should be completed by the end of
The finance committees have been
collecting contributions and a generous
response has been reported from
Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Campbell have
completed the list of needy children
to be invited. There will be about 30,
the names being taken from a list
furnished by the Salvation Army.
These two ladies also have completed
arrangements for the purchase of
gifts for the ship's party. To be sure
that the gifts are those most desired,
are of correct size and do not duplicate
another present we are asking
parents to choose the gifts to be given
by the ship at Walker's. The store
will wrap and address the articles
selected and send the packages to
the ship where they will be presented
to the children on Christmas Day.
The Chief Petty Officers are entertaining
their own children in the CPO
mess and will be considered as a
separate division for the preliminary
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rOardn. F. O.
Chatfield. C. W.
The following named men have been
advan'ced in rating.
Mills, R. C. PhM2f
Hollingsworth, O. AMM~:
Huter, A. Y2c
Prescott, R. S. Mus2c
Johnston, L. R. SF3c
Whaley, R. W. EM3c
Rhea, R. S. Y3c
Coffey, N. H. Seale
Dickson, J. E. Seale
Yarbro, R. L. Seale
Wright, J. R. Seale
Slough, W. M. Seale
Mustain, I. E. Sealc
Eufemia, V. L. F2c
Small, A. J. Sealc
Engels, L. H. Seale
Okins, E. E. Sealc
Hennessy, T. W. Seale
Lewis, S. N. F2c
McDonald, F. J. F2c
Keesee, W. W. F2c
Kre~ klow F2c
Mohn, C. H. F2c
rasty, J. G. F3c
Haupt, S. F3c
Ryan, R. J. F3c
Wauk, M. T. F3c
"" lIhms, D. M. F3c
Buckridge. M. A. F3c
Fox. L. L. F3c
Duran, E. A. F3c
Kf)~ ter. S. F. F3c
Adcock. F. B. F3c
T "",,<;. H. V. F3c
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