Volume IV, Number 37 Navy Yard, Mare Island- Vallejo, California 11 September 1937
Team Shows Class
I Tenth Anniversary Of
Defeats Vallejo Moose
Navy Bill Says: Some people aim at
nothing and hit the mark every time.
Last Sunday the Houston baseball
team defeated the Moose Club
of Vallejo by the score of 6- 2.
This was a fast nine inning
game featured by the hitting of
Rebert, who in the sixth inning
caught hold of one of l\ 1iles fast
ones and parked it over the fence
for a homerun. The infield of the
Houston team showing sparkle at
times, pulled off two fast double
plays that stopped important rallys.
Felix pitched good ball and
held the Moose team to three hits
while striking out 11 men.
Wednesday the Richmond beat
the Houston baseball team 8- 7 in 11
innings of hard, fast ball. Behind 7- 3
going into the ninth inning the Richmond
put on a four run rally throwing
the game into extra innings. In the
11th the Richmond team scored one
run by the aid of a hit, a hit batsman
and a wild throw down the third base
line. It was a tough game to lose and
outside of one inning the Houston
clearly out played the Richmond nine.
This Sunday, the ship's team plays
the Spinello Grocers on our own Kearney
Field at 1430. The butchers and
bakers have a good team and a good
game is in the offing. Let's have all
hands out and support this ball team
of ours. Do you know that the average
age of our players is well below that
of other teams? Just think what that
will mean to this ship in a few years
if the team can be kept together.
Better do a little well than al great
deal badly.- Socrates.
THE f? llowing message was- received by the
Commanding Officer of the Houston on the
7th of September:
" Tonight the cruiser Houston committee commemorates
with a banquet the tenth anniversary
of the official naming of the cruiser Houston
by former Secretary Wilbur. This occasion
entirely incomplete without our sending you
and officers and men of your command heartiest
good wishes for health, happiness and success.
A. D. Simpson."
The following reply was sent by the Commanding
Officer: " The Commanding Officer, officers
and crew of the Houston are deeply appreciative
of the interest and good
wishes expressed by the citizens of
Houston to their ship. I regret that
we cannot be with you to join in a fitting
celebration of the tenth anniversary
of the official naming of the cruiser
Houston. U. S. S. Houston."
Indeed, it is with a feeling of sincere
regret and no little disappointment
that we are unable to visit this
beautiful, thriving city of the Southland
n such a fitting occasion.
In the hearts of the lucky few officers
and men still aboard, who visited
the city on the ship's last cruise there,
nestles many cherished memories. The
citizens and committees of the city
showed a warm hospitality which endeared
them forever to the officers and
We feel deeply proud and honored
that we are lucky enough to be able
to serve aboard so fine a ship named
after so worthy a city.
Last Thursday, 2 September,
the Houston wrestling squad met
the Dobbin wrestlers in a practice
tilt, and defeated them by
winning two bouts to their one.
In the other six weights represented
the results were draws.
Looks like a good team this
year for the Rambler Ship. The
following men comprise tlhe
Folta, A. E., Ptr. 3c
Freeman, H. E., G. M. 3c
Mallette, E. T., Sea. 2c
Rogers, G. W., Sea. 2c
Harvey, D. J., Sea. 2c
Beckwith, R. L., Sea. lc
Pratt, W. H., M. M. 2c
Plemel, L. M., Sea. Ie
Fordemwalt, J. W., Sea. Ie
Henry, F. A., Sea. lc
Chick, E. A., Sea. Ie
Miller, J. R., Sea. lc
There are openings on the squad for
men wetghing from 140 pounds to 150
pounds. Candidates in this weight
class should get in touch with " H~ dlock"
A k ocker is a two- legged animal
with a corkscrew soul, a water logged
brain, and a combination backbone of
jelly and glue. Where other man have
their hearts, he carries a tumor of decayed
When the knocker comes down the
street honest men turn their backs,
the angles in heaven weep and the devil
shuts the door of hell to keep him
out. Therefore don't be a knocker.
You can't saw wood with a hammer.