Vo~ ume IV, Number 22
* " S. S... 0 .. 5 ..... 0 .. *
San Francisco, California 28 May 1937
Houston Officers Detached
During the Houston's visit to San
Francisco a number of Houston officers
will be detached. On Sunday,
30 June, we will lose Lt. Comdr. J. J.
McGlynn who for the past 40 months
has served faithfully and well on the
Houston in the capacity of Assistant
Engineering Officer, Aviation Gunnery
Observer and Communication Officer.
The day before Mr. McGlynn goes,
we will lose two capable officers from
the Gunnery Department; namely, Lt.
Moosebrugger and H. E. Rice. Mr.
Moosebrugger is another one of the
old timers who has in the past three
years been " F" Division Officer and
Assistant Gunnery Officer, respectively.
In the twenty- one months that Mr.
Rice has been aboard, he has been the
" boss" of the " F" Division.
On Monday the thirty- first the Aviation
Unit will lose its capable Senior
Aviator, G. L. Huff, who has been with
the Houston Aviation Unit for the
past two years. The Communication
Department will, on the same day,
likewise lose an equally valuable officer,
Chief Radio Electrician C. S.
Denton, who for the past three year~
has done much to help the " Rambler
Ship" get " the news."
The Blue Bonnet expresses sincere
regret for the ship's company
in seeing these shipmates leave and
wishes them the very best of luck and
good fortune in their new assignments.
NEW BOATSWAIN ORDERED
Boatswain Joseph H. Bienert has
been ordered to the Houston for duty.
He will report some time prior to the
third of June before the fleet's departure
from San Francisco.
Houston Party Dance To Be
Held Friday, 11 June
The sentiment in favor of a ship's
dance has been spontaneous and unanimous.
With such spirit the outcome
can't be anything but successful.
A meeting of division representatives
was held in the Wardroom on
Wednesday afternoon. All hands agreed
on the important details and the
committee therefore is going ahead
with plans accordingly.
First, it was settled that the occasion
is to be as much a farewell
party for our Captain and Executive
Officer as it is to be a ship's dance. It
was agreed that Friday, 11 June,
would be the best date. The dance itself
will be held at the Biltmore Hotel
in Los Angeles from 2100 to 0100.
The Cruiser Staff personnel was
definitely and enthusiastically included
with the ship's company. Because
of limited space and funds, no male
guests outside of the ship ( and staff)
personnel will be invited; but, any
man may bring as many ladies as he
cares to since an excess of stags is
A light buffet supper will be served
during the " shank" of the evening.
In addition to this, if funds permit,
there may be a floor show. Definitely,
there will be a minimum of speech
The uniform is informal and optional;
but, as this is in the nature of a
farewell party the committee hopes
that all men will come in uniform
rather than in civilian clothes.
The " cup that cheers" will be available
at the expense of the individual.
The committee further feels confident
that all hands will trot out their com-
( Continued on Pall'e 2.)
CruScoFor Team Will Enter
Fort Funston Pistol Matches
The following officers and men have
been selected to represent the Crusers,
Scouting Force in the Fort Fuston
Pistol Matches which are to be
held 30 May: Ensign C. Blenman,
Chester; Ensign W. M. Hanger, and
Pfc. G. A. Tallentine, Louisville; EMlc
R. L. Kelly and Cpl. R. W. Sinclair,
Pensacola; Captain J. D. Blanchard,
U. S. M. C. ( team captain), Ensign R. S.
Burdick and EM2c L. A. Keyes, Indianapolis;
Lt. ( jg) J. R. Justice, San
Francisco; Lt. ( jg) M. Sunderland and
FC2c T. F. Chawke, Salt Lake City;
EMlc A. W. Simpson and F2c J. Seymour,
Most of these men have had years
of experience both in service and civilian
team matches and should, therefore,
give a good account of themselves.
In this meet police and service
teams from all over California and
Mexico City will participate.
HOUSTON MAN TO BECOME
Robert C. Atkinson, Jr., AMM3c,
was, during the Houston's stay in
Pearl Harbor, transferred to the Naval
Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., for a
period of flight training. Atkinson,
who for the past year and a half has
been a plane captain in the Houston
unit, is well qualified for this training.
We wish him the best of luck and
happy landings and may he have success
in obtaining those coveted
The difference between getting
somewhere and nowhere is the
courage to make an early start.