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Long Beach, Calif., 30 January, 1937. Number V
In answer' to some of our readers
complaints about the movies, particulary
to the showing of the same
movie several times. This condition
is brought about by the fact that we
are in the Navy' and operating schedules
come before movie schedules.
Often times ship movements pre'vent
our receiving our movie allotment
on time, as was the case on the cruise
last spring. Then too, some emergency
01' unexpected movement is ordered
as was recently the case. All the movies
come from a distributing center in
the East. A recent large allotment
was originally scheduled to be brought
to this coast in the Indianapolis. When
it was found that she was to remain
on the East Coast for some time, they
were to be transported in the Oklahoma,
but she remained in Europe
longer than had been planned. In the
meantime a number of those movies
in the Fleet had to be sent on to the
other branches of the service so as
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The HOUSTON hoop artists broke
the ice with a decisive victory of 41
to 12 over the PORTLAND quintet
Thursday afternoon at the Long
Beach Armory. The game proved excellent
evidence of hard work in the
past by each member of the team, but
featured the accurate eye of Phillips
and Chmura, smooth pass work of the
center and guards, and a well refereed
Even though this game climaxed
the season as far as Naval competition
is concerned, the team will endeavor
to schedule games with civilian
teams at one of the local courts.
Again the HOUSTON scores One
Hundred percent. At this time of the
year much interest is taken throughout
the service, patiently waiting the
results of the selection board. This
year keen interest was taken aboard
the HOUSTON as there were three
Lieutenant Commanders whose records
would be studied very closely
and if found satisfactory would be
nominated for the rank of Commander.
The Blue Bonnet wishes to extend
its sincere congratulations, not only
to the new Commanders, but to ourselves,
for having had the pleasure of
serving with them.
So to Commanders Vytlacil, Keating,
and Inglis: We salute you and
wish you many pleasant cruises.
" Fine Officers make fine Ships".
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" PLEASANT CRUISE"
Lieutenant Commander A. O. Rabideau
DF, ( USNR), reported on board
. the 24th January, 1937 for additional
His permanent station is that of
Commanding Officer of the USS PADUCAH
stationed at Duluth, Minn.
The Paducah is assigned to the training
of Naval Reserves in the Ninth
We wish you, Commander, a very
pleasant cruise on the good ship
When the Union Royal Mail Liner
TAHITI sank in the South Seas in
1930, she had 13 life boats aboard
her but only 12 of them were launched.
The 13th boat was allowed to sink
with the ship.
In response to a request, the following
men volunteered and reported to
the Seaside Hospital at Long Beach,
California, willing to act as blood
donors in the case of Mrs. Margaret
Athanour, wife of a First Seargent,
USMC. This was on 18 January.
Peiffer, G. J., RM1c, Freeman, H. E.,
GM3c, Hartkopf, D. L., Sea1c, Miesse,
L. L., Sea2c.
It so happened that it was not
necessary to use any of them, but
their immediate response is very commendable.
The Commanding Officer
and the Senior Medical Officer of the
Naval Unit ashore wish to express
their sincere appreciation of their
generous conduc.. t. ...
Pratt, W. H., F1c., - Our 155 lb.
wrestler is entered in the Southern
California A. A. U. Wrestling Tournament.
He won his first match, Saturday,
23 January 1937, by pinning his
man in three minutes, gaining the
right to enter again this week in the
second round of the tournament to be
held at the Hollywood A. C. in Hollywood.
We wish him lots of luck! It is
the opinion of the writer that Pratt
will go a long way in this tournament.
The results of the Group 1, Semifinals
ScouHng Force wrestling in
which the HOUSTON had four entries
namely: Chick, E. A., Sea1c.; Arthur,
R., GM3c; Folta, A. E., Sea1c; and
Fordemwaldt, J. W., Sea1c, resulted
in the team losing all their bouts
but the men deserve a lot of credit
for having gone as far as they did
considering the fact that all the men
with the exception of Folta, were first
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