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Long Beach, Calif., 6 February, 1937. Number VI
PORTLAND TO SEE BIGGER
( From The Oregonian)
Not " fleet week," but " fleet weeks,"
will be Portland's navy visitation
period next summer, according to C.
T. Haas, chairman of Mayor Corson's
" fleet- week" committee, who returned
last week from San Pedro, Cal., with
the announcement that two weeks,
instead of one, will be spent by naval
vessels in Portland this year.
The visiting period established by
Admiral A. J. Hepburn, commanderin-
chief of the fleet, was July 16 to 29,
Instead of sending a fleet of 22 ships
and 5,000 men, as was done las't summer,
Admiral Hepburn has offered a
larger fleet and 10,000 men- as many
as the port's berthing space will stand
- because Portland treated her Naval
guests so royally last year. ·
Navy " Sold on City
" Much to our delight," reported Mr.
Haas to the mayor, " we found that
Portland did not have to sell itself
to the navy, but that Portland had
already sold itself to the navy."
High officials of the navy liked
Portland's attitude last year when
no effort was made here to commercialize
the fleet's y; sit, and an outstanding
program of entertainment
had been worked out for all personnel,
including even the Negro kitchen help
on the hospital ship RELIEF.
While none of the same cruisers
that called here last year will be sent
back next summer, Mr. Haas reported,
Vice- Admiral W. T. Tarrant will again
be in command of the visiting men ' 0
war. His flagship will be the Indian-
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The departure of all units of the
fleet for the solution of fleet problem
XVIII has been set as of April 19,
according to an announcement made
at Long Beach,.. C.. a. l. i. fornia.
PROPOSED INCREASE IN
A proposal to increase the personnel
of the Naval Reserve from its
present 42,000 members to a full
peace- time strength of 160,000 will be
placed before Congress at its next
IOWA CAMPAIGN TO NAME
Already started in other sections of
the State of Iowa, the movement is
gaining impetus until it amounts to
a demand. In eastern Iowa eommittees
have been apointed by the American
Legion posts at Clinton, Muscatine
and Maquoketa and other points to
further the demand.
It is the State's inherent right to restore
to the U. S. Navy the name that
proved illustrious in bygone years but
missing from battleship titles since
the old Iowa was sunk by gunfire during
experimental work off the coast
of Panama in March, 1923. It was
the crack gun crews of the Mississippi
that poured a salvo of shell into her
hull that sent her to the last resting
place beneath the waves.
From the facts as they are and by
every line of reasoning Iowa is entitled
to have her name again floating
from the mast head of one of the
avy's newest battleships that is to
be built in the very near future.
MORE BLOOD DONORS
In response to a despatched request
for volunteer blood donors these enlisted
men attached to the U. S. S.
HOUSTON generously offered themselves
and were sent to the Seaside
Hospital, Long Beach, on 29 January,
1937, for tests and transfusions if
Brickler, J. E. Seale, Boris, J .., F3c.
Goddard, D. T., Mus2c., Griffin, L. 0.,
F1c., Horn, G. J., Sea2c., Hubenek, J.
F., Seale., Sackett, A. L., FIe., Wauk,
M. T., F2c.
Horn furnished blood to transfuse
Mrs. Elwina MacDonald, wife of R. J.
MacDonald, EMlc., attached to U. S.
Boris was selected as the donor to
transfuse Mrs. Wilma Oxner, wife
of Floyd E. Oxner, MM2c., of the U.
S. S. Mississippi.
Goddard was selected to furnish
blood to transfuse Mrs. Mae Haigler,
wife of D. L. Haigler, PhM1c., who is
in the U. S. S. Arizona's ship's company.
A letter to the Commanding Officer,
U. S. S. Houston from the Medical
Officer in Command, U. S. Naval Dispensary,
Long Beach, reports that as
a direct result of these transfusions
the three patients' condition is greatly
improved. He also says, " The immediate
response on the part of these
men is very commendable and I wish
to express my sincere appreciation of
their generous conduct."
All of the men named were given
tests and their blood typed. Their
names will be kept on file and may be
asked to act in the same capacity
again of the necessity arises.