27 October, 1934.
Lt. ( j&,) J. B. BerkJey - Editor..
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* * * PEP TALK
the Navy, bring it home to them.
Eighty thousand men in the Navy
should be eighty thousand boosters
not only on October 27, but every
day of the year. Write home and tell
the folks about their Navy, make
them PROUD of it and when you do
that we'll always have a Navy we
can be proud of.
CO* MMEN* DAT* ION
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,
20 October, 1934.
We haven't either - we must confess,
But we ask you. sir - e- ive these a test.
We ask you please, don't be offended,
For these were really well intended.
Do you always lay upon your bed,
With just your hat upon your head?
Or perhaps it'. cause you don't possess.
A pair of pajamas in which to rest.
( s) HARRIS LANING
Dear Window Jumper;
Way up here in far away place.
' Ve heard about your crimson face.
About your leap. from two stories high,
Out of the bed that was flaming high.
From: Commander, Cruisers, Scouting
To Commanding Officer, U. S. S.
Subject: Appreciation of service ~ ndered
1. Upon transferri' 1g my flag,
today, Il'om the U. S. S. hOUSTO. Lo
, he u .. S. CHICAGO, I wish to express
to you, and to the officers and
men of your comIl). and, my appreci, ation
of the excellent cooperation and
assistance given me and my staff by
the HOUSTON during our stay aboard.
2. Not only have we been aided
in our work in every possible way
but at the same time our comfort and
welfare has received every consideration.
We have pride in your ship and
leave it with pleasant memories.
3. The HOUSTON is a splendid
flagship and I am confident that in
carrying the flag of the Commanderin-
Chief, United States Fleet, or any
other high commander, the HOUSTON
efficiency and the HOUSTON
spirit will reflect credit not only on
the ship itself but also on the entire
Heavy Cruiser Command of which
it is a unit.
Here we are in Panama sooner than
wc expected and we'll soon bid goodby
to the Atlantic side. Also received
a letter from Southern Cal saying
that we'd be back there the 10th of
' ovember. That's good news, coming
from a reliable source. Speaking of
ne . vs, our own Hogan's Alley is the
best place to pick up local news items.
F10J:;~ the scandal monger occupants
of that bug eaten Alley we hear that:
Bill Ra: iel' is thinking of putting in
for recruiti ,:; duty and , iC have no
doubt ht.. 11 make a good recruiter, but
we'll hate to see him go. Nary a day
goes by but what the gang doesn't
have a good laugh at Bill's expense
and he just smiles and takes it. Terrio
has the situation well in hand since
Hartman left and with his flashlight
and gruff voice is a jimmy- legs of
no mean talent. Terrio, who just came
from recruiting duty at Kansas City
recently, was a puglist in his younger
days. It also came to light that our
own Chips Nelson used to be a leather
pusher but he met his Waterloo
in Waukegan and hasn't been the
same since. One day, soon after the
marines had their boat race in Guantanamo,
Terrio asked Walshe if he
had stopped io bale out the boat during
the- race. Doc was seen giving
Rader a hair cut with a pair of
scissors and a flash light. Several of
our Chiefs went to the LOUISVILLE
last week to view the smoker. Shannahan,
however, wasn't so much interested
in the smoker as he was in
the ice cream they served in the
chief's quarters. His famous saying is
" W~ t, no ice cream 7" A most striking
resemblence of a boatswains mate
was seen the other day when McCarroll
was wearing a rain coat and
minus his shoes and stockings. And
that brings to mind an idea that I'd
like to have a picture of Shannahan's
bare feet and his pipe as a symbol to
head this column. CALIFORNIA, here
is to make the best impression possible
ashore as individuals, whether it
be San Pedro, New York, or Podunkville.
The Navy as a whole will be
judged by your actions. Acquaint the
folks at home with the Navy. Make
them realize that the fleet is not a
group of yachts but a fighting unit.
Tell them interesting things about
rUE BLUE BO ' NET
THE :- HACKIES COMMENTS
NAVY DAY, October 27th has been
set aside for the prime purpose of
making citizens of our nation Navy
conscious. Those who live on the coast
have an opportunity to observe us at
first hand, but those who live inland
ral · ely if ever see a man- of- war. It
is towards those millions living at a
distance from the ocean that we
should direct our attention. Without
proper appreciation of the value of
our naval forces these people will
never realize the importance of our
nations first line of defense and in
consequence all naval legislation may
These are times of great stress at
home and abroad. A noted writer and
observer of European affairs, while
attending a series of conferences of
the World Alliance for International
Friendship on the island of Fano in
Denmark, noted that the attitude was
not one of pacifism but one of war.
In the opening address the speaker
said, " I believe there are more causes
of war in Europe now than there were
in 1914." The recent assasination of
King Alexander adds another fagot to
the flames. The world in general is
in a state of great unrest. Once before,
our nation was caught unprepared.
Thanks to the policy of the new
admini tration. in Washington, our
Navy is being prepared for the future.
We hope we do not have to fight,
but if we do, we must be prepared.
Men in the service come from all
walks of life, from all parts of the
country. It is up to us, the men who
serve the guns, to sell the Navy to
those we know at home. For us there
should be no particular single Navy
Day, each day of the year should be
a Navy Day. The way to make it so
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\ w.~, Iy \ lublicstion prbli. hed by the
" ip', co", p~ n) · d t!: e U. S. S. HOUSTO.•
Captain W. B. Woodson. U. S. N.. Comm~ ndinlf
and Commander F. D. Manock. U. S. N..
Exec~ the Officer.
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