PO's TO PLAY HOSTS TO WIVES
This Sunday noon, 10 January, the
First Class Petty Officers will play
host to their wives at dinner aboard
ship. This will give the wives an opportunity
to gain first hand knowlege
as to how their husbands live and, in
addition, it will give the wives an opportunity
to become better acquainted
with one another. If the commissary
department provides one of those
meals they are famous for, which they
undoubtedly will, the wives are going
to think that Uncle Sam does a
mighty fine job of taking care of their
husbands while at sea. With the fine
spirit of good fellowship that is so
prevalent among our Petty Officers,
this ought to be a happy get- together.
On the following Sunday, 17 January,
it is planned to give the second
class petty officers this same opportunity
to entertain their wives and
so on down the line.
NOTICE! ALL HANDS!
Last week this notice appeared for
the information of all concerned. Most
individuals to whom it does apply
evidently thought otherwise as there
has been little response. If any of the
following applies to you please comply
Navy Disbursing Officers are required
to make a report to the Treasury
Departme! l1t covering salaries
and other determinable income paid
or credited during the calendar year
1936 and totaling:
( a) $ 10" 0.00 in the cas. e of a
( b) $ 2500.00 to a person if married.
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Long- Beach, Calif.. 9 Janu'ry. 1937.
MI NEAPOLIS - SALT LAKE CITY
Saturday, 9 January, the wrestling
and boxing teams of the U. S. S. Minneapolis
and Salt Lake City meet at
Trona Field, San Pedro at 1330. Lt.
( jg) A. L. Young ( Hou.) and Lieut.
St. olz ( Chi.) will officiate.
The Houston graplers will meet the
winners of the Chester- Portland and
Indianapolis - Astoria bouts in the
semi- finals, 28 January. We have four
men, Chick ( 126), Arthur ( 145), Folta
( 165), and Fordemwalt ( 175) who will
compete in this bracket.
The Heavy Cruiser finals will be
held 4 February in the Municipal
Auditorium, Long Beach. -- GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL
The world is looking forward to the
Golden Gate International Exposition,
a pageant of the Pacific, to be held on
a magical isle in the center of San
Francisco Bay in 1939.
It will be America's World's Fair,
for it has been approved by the Congress
of the United . tates and invitations
to participate, signed by
President Roosevelt, will soon be sent
to the nations of.. th.. e• world.
THE CATERPILLAR CLUB
Latest statistics ( 27 October 1936)
give the total number of members in
the Caterpillar Club as 827. This number
represents a total of 865 lives
saved through the medium of forced
parachute jumps, 38 of the members
having made repeat jumps. A successful
forced parachute jump automatically
initiates one into this mythical
FOR CRU DIV SEVEN
Saturday, 2 January, Rear Admiral
Downes assumed command of Cruiser
Division Seven. It was while serving
on the Houston in capacity of Chiefof-
Staff to Vice Admiral Campbell
who was then Commander Scouting
Force that Captain Downes received
his commission a.. s.. R.. e. ar Admiral.
In Washington Saturday, 2 January,
Admiral William D. Leahy assumed
the duties as Chief of Naval Operations.
He relieved Admiral W. H.
Standley who was recently retired
having reached the statuory age limit
of sixty- four. Aboard the U. S. S. California
on this same day his flag was
hauled down and that of Rea~ Admiral
Claude C. Bloch hoisted as Commander
Battle Force, U... S. Fleet. , ....
On Christmas morning Service men
lost a friend in the death of Arthur
Brisbane, columnist, whose influence
was world- wide and who said:
" Hats off to the Navy, best of Uncle
Sam's military organizations. T! he
Navy is, indeed, the watch- dog of
American freedom. Contrary to illinformed
pacifists, the Navy does not
promote war- it prevents bloodshed
by making us a strong nation."
" Disease is not likely to attack a
strong body, neither is the malady f
bloodshed likely to prey upon us
so long we remain ready to fight.
Those who have voice in our Government
should, therefore, insist everything
possible be done to improve
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