CRUI~ E HAPPY HOUR
With a long cruise away from our
home port in the offing, plans are
being made for a grand evening of
fun and entertainment to interrupt
the monotony of the War Games.
Those of you who witnessed the exhibition
of talent recruited for the
children's Christmas Party will remember
the really good time everyone
had- and that was supposed to
be for tne kiddies only!
Now with all the talent aboard that
was missing because of leave and liberty
during the holiday season and
since all hands will be there to enjoy
the show while on the Cruise,
it is hoped volunteers will not be
lacking. Any sort of idea or act
( singing, instrumental numbers, skits,
dance routines, et caetera,) will be
highly acceptable and the more it
has to do with ship's personalities,
the better it will be received.
It is planned to carry a theme of
Hawaii thru the Hour( s?) of Happiness
so it is suggested all connoisseurs
of hula hilarities will do well
to get their hints in early.
The exact date has not been set
for this evening of fun, frolic and
merriment, but, in order to make it
a presentation worthy of the Houston
it would be wise to get the program
well organized while " at anchor"
routine permits more leisure.
Anyone having suggestions, or who
is willing to help, should see Ensign
Ely or Ensign Quackenbush this coming
week so that necesiOary props may
be obtained before April 16th. Let's
get going Gang! ... We want to make
this an evening that will be remembered
for a long time to come!
Long Beach, Calif., 3 April, 1937.
PROSPECTIVE SHIP'S DANCE
The beginning of next week, the
various Division Officers will circularize
their divisions to find out how
many men are interested in having
a ship's dance between now and the
forthcoming cruise. If a sufficient
number of men are interested in having
a party, various committees will
be appointed and the necessary
The Houston has always made it
a policy of doing nothing half heartedly,
especially her parties. To make
this party a success it will be necessary
to charge an admission of about
one dollar a couple, fifty cents per
single ticket, and to have the whole
hearted cooperation of all hands, think
it over and give your Division Officer
YOUI' decision. THIS IS YOUR PARTY.
Although originally scheduled for
the end of next week, the race for selected
whaleboats was advanced to
today in order to prevent interference
with the sailing races on April
9th, 12th, and 13th. This has not
caught us unprepared however, be- cause
the selected crew has been
working out, twice daily for the last
two weeks, and with Smith of the
" Third" at the tiller, it is expected
to bring home some bacon in the
rowing field at last. With " Kid"
Viskovich at stroke and supported
by such experienced oarsmen as Duran,
McDonald, and Mckenna, there
should be little reason for the Houston
to trail any crew, except perhaps
the all- time favorite Salt Lake
City ten. Our last race showed that
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HOUSTON OFFICER SELECTED
FOR LIEUT · COMDR.
Once again the Houston Officers
bat one hundred percent with the
selectIOn board. This past week,
Lieutenant F. Moosbrugger, Assistant
Gunnery Officer, was selected for
Lt- Comdr. Mr. Moosbrugger who is
a member of the Naval Academy
Class of 1923, was the only Houston
Officer eligible for selection by this
board. However, Lieut. D. Felt, who
for two years was the Senior Aviator
of the Houston Aviation Unit
and who is now serving with Squadron
VJ 2 in San Diego, was also selected.
Lieut. Moosbrugger, in the 34
months that he has served aboard
in the Gunnery Department, has done
much toward helping the Houston win
its enviable Gunnery record. Weare,
therefore, proud to offer him our
sincerest congra.. tu. l. a. tions.
OFFICERS RECEIVE ORDERS
During this past week two of our
Senior ships Officers received their
orders detaching them from the Ship.
Our .. Executive Office: t: r Commander
P. K. Robottom received orders detaching
him this coming June. Upon
being detached he will report to
the Commandant Thirteenth Naval
District, Seattle, Washington for a
tour of shore duty.
The Navigator Lt- Comdr. T. B.
Inglis, received orders also effective
in June to report to the Chief of
Naval Operations in Washington, D. C.
for duty. .....
Don't forget to mail the Blue Bonnet
te the folks at home!