Houston Enters Basketball
DEFEAT OF PORTLAND MAKES TEAM ELIGIBLE
The Houston Basketball Team defeated the Portland a week ago
last night at the Admiral Leigh Gymnasium 58 to 12 in the finest
brand of ball they have played this year.
Volume V, Number 7
The old guard of Phillips, Chumura,
Adams, Hagerstrom, Hattemer and
Faulkner were ably assisted by Bailey
and newcomers Elwood and Felix.
Chumura and Phillips were the high
scorers with Hagerstrom a close third.
The Houston defence was nearly perfect
With Hagerstrom and Hattemer
outstanding under the basket. Bud
Adams showed some of the brand of
ball he is capable of producing. ' Pooch'
Chumura with his one hand shots and
' Ace' Phillips kept the ball rolling
from a 33- 5 half tim SCQre to the final
58- 12 tally.
This win enables the Houston to enter
the play- offs, and playing this kind
of ball they should finish well at the
top second only to the Vestal who
has been declared first place winner.
Let's get behind these men and bring
them home in the money!
Would You Believe It ?
The Boatswain's pipe which is used
in connection with passing the word
aboard ship, was first used during the
14th and 15th centuries by Admirals
as an emblem of their office.
Long Beach, California
All · Navy Finals
On Monday 21 February
Don't forget the fleet finals in box
ing and wrestling which will take
place at the Navy Athletic Field,
Long Beach. Next Monday will see
the crowning of some new allNavy
Chick will be there in the 118 lb.
wrestling match with the San Diego
champion. Let's give him lots
To keep the flying Navy in the air will
require pilots, machinists, carpenters,
metal- smiths, ordnancemen, aerographers,
and radiomen. Four classes of enlisted
men will be assembled at the Naval
Air Station, Pensacola, Florida in
February, March, April, and May of
this year. Training requires one year.
Requirements for flight training are
( 1) Candidate must not be over 30
years of age on 1 July, 1938; ( 2) Candidate
must be physically qualified
and temperamentally adapted for aviation;
( 3) Men of aviation, radio, and
electrical experience with aviation units
are especially desired.
19 February, 1938
Feb. 22, 1732 - Dec. 14, 1799
Washington, the national capital, is
the soul of our country and one cannot
visit or study the scene of Washington
without feeling that he has
touched the very pulse and throb of
the Nation. It is unique among the
great capitals of the world, other
great capitals became so more by
chance than design but President
Washington and the brilliant French
Engineer Pierre Charles L'Enfant vi.
sioned our National Capital as it is today
and planned it deliberately. There,
everyday, events are enacted that
affect the live;; of each and every
one of us and will, undeniably, leave
their impression upon the future.
The noblest monument in America, the
great obelisk, towering five hundred
and fifty feet tuwards the skies, which
commemorates the life and character
of George Washington, will be ninety
years old, dating from the corner stone
laying, the fourth of July.
It was in 1848 that a distinguished
group of people looked on when the
keystone was swung into place, Dolly
Madison, widow of our fourth president
was there as was the widow of
Alexander Hamilton who was also
well acquainted with General Wash.
ington, Hamilton having been his secretary,
Aide- de- Camp and Secretary
of the Treasury. Washington's adopted
son, George Washington Parke
Curtis was also a prominent figure in
the group which heard Robert C. Winthrop,
Speaker of the House, make
the principal speech. " Build it to the
skies," he said, " you cannot outreach
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