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Volume IV, Number 36
Shipment Of Household
Effects Upon Retirement
Navy Yard, Mare Island- Vallejo, California
Restrictions In Use
4 September 1937
With The Service Pistol
An increasing number of officers and
men are being checked pay for excess
cost of shipments incident to retirement.
In case of multiple shipments
some persons have been required to
pay for all except the first because
of a misunderstanding of the restrictions.
It is important to note that the Gov- •
ernment will ship household etfects
from any number of points but to only
a single destination. The first shipment
establishes the precedent of destination.
This transportation is authorized
from the last duty station or
place of storage to such address in
the United States as may be specifi-
, cally designated in the first application
regardless of the home address
as shown by the records of the Bureau
of Navgation. .....
A PACK OF PLAYING CARDS
To most of us playing cards appear
as modern as most of the things about
us. This is so if we consider only the
elaborate and highly decorated backs
of some packs. But a second look at a
pack will convince you that they are
quite different from anything of our
age and time. The queer costumes of
the different figures on the face cards
are those of the time of Henry VII of
England, whose reign marked the beginning
of English playing cards.
Few persons nowadays look upon
cards as being so evil as they once
did. Most persons today will participate
in and enjoy a game of bridge,
etc., but there was a day when many
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Request for allotments, not to exceed
two exclusive of those for insurance
premiums nor for SUCh. sums as
will reduce the monthly balance below
ten dollars, will be submitted to the
Executive Officer via the Division Officer.
All requests for stoppage of allotments
must be submitted to the Executive
Officer via the Division Officer
and any allotment which has been
discontinued at the request of the
grantor, before the expiration of the
term for which it was granted, shall
not be renewed, either in the original
sum or in a different amount, within
that term, except by permission of
the Commanding Officer.
Under no conditions will allotments
be registered to pay for loans or indebtedness.
Allotments may be made
for the following reasons: to a bank
for a savings account, to pay for insurance
premiums, or to a dependent.
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HOUSTON GRAPPLER TAKES
SECOND IN A. A. U. MEET
E. A. Chick, our 118 pound entry in
the A. A. U. wrestling meet which was
held in San Diego, at the Y. M. C. A. on
Aug. 27 and 28, came home with second
Chick is to be given a lot of credit
for his showing in the meet as the
cream of the southern part of the
state competed in these matches.
Good work, Chick, and may you
come through with first place next
time. A silver medal was awarded for
The following outstanding performance
with the service pistol is of unusual
On May 18, 1937, at the U. S. Navy
Rifle Range, Puuloa, T. H., Young,
John A., GM2c, attached to the U. S. S.
West Virginia and while a candidate
for the Battleships' Pistol Team, fired
the Navy Pistol Course " C," Record
Practice, and made a perfect score,
56 bull's- eyes out of 56 shots with a
score of 280.
This course consists of:
14 timed shots at 25 yards
14 timed shots at 50 yards
14 rapid shots at 25 yards
14 slow shots at 50 yards
This outstanding performance is believed
to be without duplication under
the present rules, which have been in
effect about six years. A check- up with
the Army, Marine Corps, and the National
Board for the Promotion of
Rifle Practice indicates that it has
been done only once in the past few
years under different rules and on an
Army course, which is different from
the Navy course.
The Bureau would like to be informed
of any authentic similar record
made by Navy personnel.
NORFOLK NAVY YARD UNDER
The United States Navy Yard at
Norfolk, Virginia, has the unusual
distinction of having been under different
flags: British, Virginia Colonial,
Confederate States, and the
United States of America.