The following information t a ken
from tariff books of the railroads is
published for information of the fleet.
Attention is invited to the fact that
in many cases it is necessary to call
the attention of baggage men to these
" Baggage Allowance for Naval Personnel
as Provided for by Western
Baggage Tariff No. 25- 9 Effective
December, 1934, Page 23, Rule 10.
" Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers,
Nurses, Chief Petty Officers,
also Petty Officers first class when
traveling with dependents, of United
States Navy on change of station only
" Wives, dependent children and dependent
mothers of Officers, Warrant
Officers and Non- commissioned Officers
first class, second and third
grades United States Army and corresponding
grades United States
Navy and United States Marine Corps
traveling on ticket purchased for
cash or issued on transportation requests-
" Each child on half fare ticket-- 175
When government transportation
request is applied for, issuing officer
should be requested to note on back of
" Baggage allowance 350 lb. Western
Baggage Tariff No. 25- 9."
When government transportation
request is not used, personnel should
call baggageman's attention to the
above tariff rules and present their
orders as evidence that they are entitled
to 350 lb. o. f.. b.. a. g. gage.
" B" Baseball League Results
The following is the final standing
of ships in Heavy Cruiser Unit Baseball
Series (" B" League) and points
towards General Excellence Trophy
are awarded as indicated:
Ship Won Lost age Ex. Tro.
Astoria 6 0 1.000 50
Salt Lake City 5 1 .833 30
Minneapolis 4 2 .666 20
Tuscaloosa 4 3 .571 10
New Orleans 3 4 .428
San Francisco 1 5 .166
Chester 2 4 .333
Utah 0 6 .000
The HOUSTON was in the " A"
League Series. The games of the " A"
League were played off last fall.
THE BLUE BONNET
This is a strange world 0' conveniences.
We got showers aboard our fine
ship 0' steel which drool rain down
from little holes in a piece 0' tin.
Sure does a body a heap a good a latherin'
with soap, then steppin' under
tha shower, to leave tha body wh; te
and glistenin' and as fresh as newly
Not much like tha old days on tha
farm when Ma used to line us up for
tha washin' tub every Saturday night,
and we had to bend our knees back
llke a grasshopper a startin' to get
set for a jump. Yes sir, I think Uncle
Sammy has got somethin'.
This'll give you a chuckle. Our sailin'
yacht lined up with tha rest 0' tha
cruiser boats tha other day for a merry
race 0' sailin'. Wind was a blowin'
gales, and the coxswains were a
stretchin' their ears for tha signal 0'
Tha little boats came at tha startin'
line a crowdin' each other like hogs
at feedin' time. Sal, they can't pass
tha startin' line before tha gun booms
and they can't lag or they'll be a chasin'
tha others like a brave boat so they
gotta judge tha speed jest right. Some
were a draggin' their feet and sendin'
up prayers that they wouldna 1- ass
before tha bark 0' tha gun and be sent
back home in shame.
Well, ' twas a funny thing. When tha
gun went off, tha stl'ainin' ones put
their feet back in tha boat and were
off. All went off in a shower 0' foam
and a welter 0' spray. Yet, one boat
got afoul 0' tha course and was bearin
down across tha line tha wrong way.
And when tha lad in charge 0' this
boat spotted his blunder he waxed
wroth at himself.
On came tha seven one way. And on
came tha blunderin' one in tha wrong
direction. Seven against one- somethin's
Says tha lad 0' tha one, waxin'
still wroth and wavin' his hands in
futile rage, " I got tha right 0' way.
U. S. S. Houston- 4- 17- 37- 1M.
HO STON YACHTSMEN WIN
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All oj' these races were sailed over
a tnangular- shaped course; starting
anu nnltining on a line extending 500
yar", s from the end of the inner Long
ned." h breakwater. From the starting
lme, the course ran in a southeasterly
... irection clearing the eastern end of
the outer breakwater, from there parallel
to and outside the seawall around
\- he western end and back to the 5tarting
point. The entire course was three
miles long, however, the actual distance
covered by the sailing craft, because
of the necessary tacking back
and forth, was much more. On the
10th, a clockwise direction was followed
in going over the designated
course, while on the 12th and 13th the
opposite direction was followed.
The men who took part in these
races deserve a lot of credit for the
excellent seamanship exhibited, which
enabled them to bring their boat home
in the win position twice out of three
trys. Those participating were Ensign
T. A. Hilger; Chief Boatswain
G. W. Meyer; D. M. Daly, Slc; J. W.
Russell, S2c; L. C. Starck, SF2c;
E. J. True, S2c; V. C. Smith, Slc;
H. A. Weber, S2c; F. R. Andree, Slc;
Hendricks, S2c; H. H. Small, SF3c;
C. A. Gray, S2c and S. Kuschill, Tpr.,
U. S. M. C.
Mr. Meyer skippered the sailing
whaleboat for the first race; Daly
handled the tiller during the second
event; while Russel coxs'ned for the
third test of skill. The last two mentioned
men were especially responsible
for the fine showing our boat
made; not only did they sail splendid
races, showing keen judgement in
taking advantage of every breeze,
they also gave a great deal of their
leisure time to practicing and preparing
for these races.
Congratulations men! Perhaps this
will break the Rambler Ship's losing
Stand clear 0' my boat."
Tha others sailed on. A sickenin'
crunch was heard. ext thing you
know, there was his fine boat a bleedin'
by tha stem and a gapin' from a
huge hole amidships. Says I, hurriedly,
you may be right in your own skull
but you're a beckonin' to tha satan 0'
chance when you're not a throwin'
in with tha rest and you're gonna get