LOUISVILLE Smoker Close
The loyal supporters from the
HOUSTON refused to allow the rain,
which began during the wrestling
bouts, to drive them away and were
rewarded by seeing some good scraps.
The HOUSTON " Bone- crushers"
met the LOUISVILLE " grapplers"
at the smoker over on the LOUISVILLE
last Sunday night. Although
the bouts were fought on a foreign
mat, our grunt and groan artists
crashed through for a much better
showing than they made against the
PORTLAND a week previous.
Neither ship had an entry in the
Bantam- weight class, but the HOUSTON
lost the Feather- weight class
to Terry of the LOUISVILLE due to
the lack of a contestant. We have a
well rounded " Middle- weight" team,
but we need a lot more material in
the lighter and heavier poundage.
Turner lost his bout to Bourdon. A
hard fight but the decision went to
the man with more experience in the
game. Head, of the HOUSTON carried
off the honors with a fall over
Jewett, carrying him to the mat with
a smashing double leg hold before the
first two minates were up and never
stopping until he satisfied himself
and the rest of the HOUSTON rooters
with a hold down that Sampson
himself couldn't have wriggled out
of. White of the LOUISVILLE took
Fish for a fall in the middle- weight
class. Fish had a good heart and put
up a game fight, but needed a little
more experience. The weather man
did his best to wet down White of
the LOUISVILLE so he could slip
out of the powerful grasp of our
Folta, but he only found himself
crashing to the mat on every attempt
to free himself, notwithstanding his
superior weight advantage. Folta won
by a top time decision. The crowning
achievement of the evening came
when Starkie of the HOUSTON
brought down the house by getting
a fall over the 190- lb. wonder, Ellif
of the LOUISVILLE, in exactly
forty- five seconds. The mat by thistime
was pretty soggy, but Starke
merely used this to his advantage.
Although the score for the meet was
a tie due to the ' five points gained
by the LOUISVILLE by virtue of
our one defaulted bout, the good old
THE B L U E B 0 1' T NET
HOUSTON crashed through in true
Texas style, with three bouts won out
of five wrestled, two of the three being
" Rebel" Kayse, our stablemaster,
seems to be on the job. Laondero and
Espinoza started it off with victories
by default. Schramm's aching molar
kept him on the bench and the 126
lb. class went to the LOUISVILLE.
Mustain secured the division championship
by a technical knockout over
Cordon. Two k. o.' s in two fights is not
so bad. Kline wanted to fight but had
to be content with a default victory
to win the division light- weight
Himrod, in spite of a broken rib,
fought a hard fight against Dyches of
the LOUISVILLE, but lost by decision.
Seeworster won the light heavyweight
fight by default and was followed
by Kennedy, heavy- weight.
Kennedy showed improvement and
looked good against Jasper. The
judges, however, awarded the decision
to Jasper after 3 well contested
rounds. .... .
Word has gone forth to the uttermost
parts of the ship that Admiral's
Inspection will soon be with us again.
With the thought of making it as
pleasant as possible for the parties
concerned, work has been progressing
steadily in the preparation of the
Steeds, Material and various parts
of the ship that come under our care,
for the approaching social event of
A complete overhaul of all chest,
plus a new paint job for the Hangar
and it equipment, has given proof to
the utter fallacy of the malicious
gossip, about the " V" Division losing
its grip. The resulting aspect is
pleasing to both the eye and ear. No
longer is heard the accursed gurgle of
water in the corners, for the demon
caretakers, Gibson and Phelps, have
conquered. Upon being questioned as
to the secret of their success, they
declined to make a statement for publication
at this time, claiming that
they have not, as yet, received their
basic patent. However they hinted
that they would listen to any reasonable
financial offer from parties interested
in there revolutionary process.
Send the BLUE BONNET home.
USS Houston- 10- 27- 34- 800.
A110Lher week completed with routine
maneuvers, and every week
bringing us closer to the home port
Weare still leading the cruisers in
Engineering competition with nine
point lead, now lets keep it there. All
men can help by being careful of
water consumption as that is the big
Mr. Bly returned from the Camera
Party and from what we hear he had
a pretty nice time. The fella's on the
oil barge detail were wishing that
they could remain in Guantanamo. I
guess a few weeks on that type of
duty sure makes them go native.
I see that our call for Mr. ( KingKong)
Kollomer to come out for boxing
was to some avail and we see
him working out every day now.
We wonder why Mayhew, MM2c.,
asks so many questions?
It seems the Electrical Gang have
the Engineers Storekeeper on the
verge of a physicial breakdown due
to the rush for chits.
If you want · official dope on when
we arrive San Pedro, see Lima, WT2c ......
THE NAVY'S DAY- AT HOME
Day with a feeling of thankfulness.
The spirit and energy, the personal
sacrifices which it has mane so uncomplainingly
during the last few
years have been in keeping with its
highest traditions. It is a performance
of which not only the Navy,
but the country, may well be proud. .....
KNOWING THE NAVY
After the Great War, Admiral Mark
Bristol, U. S. Navy, served as American
ambassador to Turkey for many
years. His wise handling of many
difficult problems there added greatly
to our American prestige in diplomacy
and trade among the Turks
and other people. s... o. f. the Near East.
the officers and men of the NaVy, will
continue to justify the confidence of
their countrymen and perpetuate the
high endeavor, efficiency and tradition
that has marked the service of
the Navy of the Nation."
( s) Claude Swanson.