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snack for midnight snackeJ · s.
The Supply Office's athletic marvel,
Phillips, has a great appetite. He is shy
about taking sandwiches away from
the table, so one night when he had
eleven stacked up ready for caching,
an attempt was made to press " Kid"
Viskovitch into service. No smokePhil
carried them alone. When several
razzers gave the buzz he was flustered
and almost lost his temper and his
Fireman Ryan, who with " Tessie"
Mohn made a flying dash to Long
Beach last week- end via the " thumb"
route, received a letter from his oneand-
only, addressed: Mister " True
Satisfaction" Ryan. Adam Adds: That
puts all of the world's great lovers
back at least one notch.
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Curley- headed Roy Coats sat in the
Pirates Cave sopping up atmosphere,
or something.... A winsome damsel
asked for permission to come alongside
and park. Granted with: " I can
stand it if you can!" To offset the bad
beginning he decided to entertain with
his warbling whistle. ( Note: He can
warble but can't carry a tune.) She
listened briefly then " took a powder"
He didn't follow. Adam Adds: The
famous line of breezy chatter ( ad infinitum)
would have been better tactics.
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To " One of many interested readers"-
thanks for one of the nicest
combination of boos and bouquets ever
received in a letter. Adam Chatterbox
appreciates your interest, comments,
advice, praise, criticisms, and encouraging
remarks. He also jumps at
the chance to agree with the main
point brought out in your well written
note, and promises not to incur the
disapproval of faithful listeners in the
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Rare Requests: This gem came from
" Bobby" Whaley: " Reason for leave
request-- Wish to spend six days with
my brother on his honeymoon....
Another: Request five days leave because
I've not had fifteen days in
eight years. That came from " Jigaboo"
Smeaton, and this singular
query was made by Slowey: " How can
I have a request renewed?"
• • • • •
The all- man- and- a- yard- wide Mar-ine
was seen swingin' ' em high, wide
and dangerously at the Enlisted Men's
WARRANT OFFICERS EXAMI ATIONS
During the five days commencing
Tuesday, 21 September 1937, competitive
examinations of candidates for
appointment to the following grades
of warrant officers will be conducted:
Boatswains, Gunners, Electricians,
Radio Electricians, Machinists, Carpenters,
Acting Pay Clerks and Pharmacists.
GUS'S WEEKLY LETTER
( Continued from Page 2.)
to scrape ' em off with a stick. They
allus ' lowed they were a mite betterin'
tha common folk ever since they put
up their two new barns. I'd like to
take some 0' that sassiness outa their
tongues and watch ' em deflate like
a blimp that's been slit from stem to
Oh Sal, my heart's a beatin' worse'n
tha blatant beep 0' tha big gander in
spring. All that's in my mind is that
little girl with tha blue eyes and
tha corn tassel hair, my star 0' heaven.
One Year Ago This Past Week.
Going ashore at Valparaiso... Signs
that said, " Splendid U. S. Marines Welcome,"
" The best known U. S. Currency
accepted here," and " Only the
Old- fashioned English spoken"? The
sighs from all hands as guns boomed
a farewell salute as we weighed anchor
and steamed for home.
Six Years Ago This Month
( Very few, we'll wager.)
Moored in the Whangpoo River at
Shanghai, China.... Q. M.' s swearing
when a Japanese or Chinese man- o' war
steamed in with those unreadable
names that must be entered in
the log.... All the good resolutions
made as we left the States being fast
Ball t'other evenin'- and brother,
when Leatherneck Stockton swings
a lady she's swung!
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So long gang! Time to leave the air.
Thanks kindly for dialin' around our
way. Be seein' ya' next week. .. ' till
then bon jour and viva la bagatelle!
ONE of the most
of the late war in
France, were the
two hundred and
ninety men of the
N a v y Hospital
Corps on duty with the Marines in
France, who were given four hundred
and thirty- seven awards including two
Medals of Honor, thirty D. S. C.' s,
forty- eight Navy Crosses, and two
D. S. M.' s.
The Navy Department has reported
adversely on the bill providing for an
additional aval Academy in the San
Francisco Bay Area.
It is maintained by the Department
that the U. S. Naval Academy is adequate
for the training of the present
number of midshipmen.
Many people do not know that the
Navy has what is popularly called the
ship's bank where men in the service
may deposit money. This is otherwise
referred to as a " deposit for savings."
Men may deposit with the paymaster,
in cash at any time, amounts not less
than five dollars, but not a fractional
part of a dollar. Four percent interest
is paid on deposits, but the money cannot
be withdrawn until the man is discharged,
at which time he is paid the
whole sum plus interest.
LANGLEY NO LO GER AIRCRAFT
The Secretary of the Navy has decided
that the U. S. S. Langley be converted
from an aircraft carrier to a
Henceforth the official number of
this vessel will be changed from CV1
to AV3. This new designation will be
used in all official future correspondence.
Susie has a nice new skirt,
So neat, so bright, so choosey'
It never shows a speck of dirt,
But, gosh, how it shows Susie!