Volume V, Number 4
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Long Beach, California 29 January 1938
Houston Defeats Northampton
In Boxing- and Wrestling
Not till the last bout in wrestling
and in boxing was over did the HOUSTON
have the right to breath easily
in victory. Proceedings started with
Chick being awarded his bout through
a default. O'Grady, Kampa, and Cox
of the NORTHAMPTON put that ship
in the winning column by throwing
our men in one - two - three order. It
began to look like the HOUSTON
wasn't going to have much of a chance.
Then Folta, " Rn Division's pride
and joy, started the HOUSTON juggernaut
on its way with a fall over
his man in record time. Fordemwalt
decisioned his man for 4 more points.
Miller and Henry garnered 10 more
points through the medium of defaults,
and it was the HOUSTON'S meet by
a score of 24 to 15.
In boxing the result was even more
in doubt. Cardinela was awarded a
default. The NOR' 1; HAMPTON got
a default in the 126 lb. class and it
was all even. In the 135 lb. class mess
boy Hodge stood toe to toe to Buccacio
of the NORTHAMPTON but lost a
close judges' decision. Things began
to look bad when Aligo met a very
clever boxer in the form of Hodges
from the NORTHAMPTON. Hodges
refused to allow Aligo to get set and
managed to snake over some hard
blows to the l: ead which gave him
the bout by a technical K. O. This put
the NORTHAMPTON ahead by a
score of 3 bouts to 1. One more win for
the NORTHAMPTON and it would
be their match. Harris, our fighting
Marine, was awarded a draw. Then
( Continued on Pa&, e 4.)
Battleships vs Heavy Cruisers
Boxing- Wrestling Eliminations
The following personnel will represent
the Heavy Cruiser athletic unit
on the afternoon of 29 January at
Navy Field, Long Beach:
Wrestling: 118, Chick, E. A., HOUSTON;
126, Baird, J. V., PORTLAND;
135, Kozminski, J. M., PENSACOLA;
145, Robertson, B. B., SAN FRANCISCO;
155, Soppe, E. M., CHICAGO;
165, Dowell, T. S., INDIANAPOLIS;
175, Roos, R. F., PORTLAND; Heavy,
Drake, B. K., INDIANAPOLIS.
Boxing: 118, Mesecher, M. E., PENSACOLA;
125, Steed, C. D., ARGONNE;
135, Morrison, E. W., SAN FRANCISCO;
147, Lind, A. F., LOUISVILLE;
160, Hipps. S. F., PENSACOLA;
175, Bailey, W. P., ARGONNE; Heavy,
McCarry, J. F., QUINCY.
The meet will determine the winners
who will meet the San Diego
contingent for the All- Navy championships.
As many as can ( if you can get in)
ought to go out and cheer Chick. An
All- Navy champion on board is a
good thing to have. Besides, pull for
the Heavy Cruisers. Every year the
Battleships have copped most of the
places. Maybe the tables can be
changed this time. ......
A man does not always get what he
wants but he comes pretty close to
getting what he deserves; not measured
by his own standard, maybe, but
at least with greater justice than we
accord to the ether fellow when we
try to put an estimate on his deserts.
-( Send the BLUE BONNET home)-
Former Houstonites Still in the
John Shanahan, CBM, is on the PENsAcoLA.
Steve Balint, CBM, is at Naval Training
Station, Great Lakes, Illinois.
Conners, CCM, is on the PENNSYLVANIA
where he served his first
year as seaman.
Hector, Ship's Cook Striker is in the
" S" Division on the U. S. S. BLACK
HAWK in Asiatic waters.
Vance, CCStd, and Myers, SC1c, are
with Balint at Great Lakes, Ill.
Tom Brown, GM1c, and Boyer, Seale,
are on the new U. S. S. BROOKLYN.
Huston, GM3c, was paid off from here
but is now at the Ordnance School
at Washington, D. C., before going
to the new U. S. S. ENTERPRISE.
McCormick, BM2c, is said to have gone
to China on the last trip of the
Yap Yap Campbell is swinging in a
hammock on the PENSACOLA.
Pappy Drew, Cox, is at the Naval Air
Station, Pensacola, Fla.
Squeaky Campbell is on the MEDUSA
Skinny Snowdon is hunting short circuits
on the VESTAL.
Gilmore, PhM3c, is at the Naval Training
Station, Newport, R. I.
Shumway, EM1c, is on recruiting duty
at Deadwood, S. D.
Peter K. Krzywicky is on the VINCENNES.
Price, Bkr1c, is rolling pies at Hampton
Eggie, SC2c, is at Coco Solo, C. Z. Let
it be known that Eggie was one of
the best third basemen and pitchers
the Rambler Ship ever had.
Stinky Davis is pushing a cab at San