Volume VI, Number 5.
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Long Beach, California 7 May, 1938.
Many Attractions Offered
By Southern California
HAVE You beeil to the Pike ( Hamburger
Canyon) in Long Beach? What,
you never heard of it? Better go on
a little exploring trip next time you
go ashore and visit this marvel of
Most of you think that there isn't so
much around these parts, but as a
matter of fact Southern Caifornia
offers a greater variety of attractions,
more to see and do and remember,
we believe than any other single resort
Have you ever visited the California
Alligator Farm, the W. K. Kellog Arabian
Horse Ranch, The Los Angeles
Ostrich Farm, or Gay's Lion Farm?
These places are most interesting to
visit and are all within easy reach
of Los Angeles, either by auto or bus.
The California Alligator Farm is located
near Lincoln Park, Los Angeles.
There are hundreds of alligators of
all sizes, from little babies hardly the
size of a lizard to huge monsters 500
years old or more. The nests, the eggs
in the incubators, all are to be seen
in beautiful parks and minature lakes
with special exhibitions given daily
of trained alligators shooting the
W. K. Kellog's Arabian Horse Ranch
lies near Pomona, California. One
Sies much beautiful country to and
from the ranch itself. At this farm
with its white stables, surrounded by
green pastures and fertile fields, are
bred and raised the finest of Arabian
stock. Many of these are prize winners
and are much sought after by motion
Makes Perfect Landing
There was a roaring and a rush of
wings as a great white bird with
a long yellow bill throttled down
and rolled to a perfect landing. A
very, very young gentleman scrambled
off his perch on the back of the
bird and reported for duty to Lt.
( jg) and Mrs. A. G. Dibrell. Lt.
( jg) Dibrell who is attached to the
aviation unit on board this vessel
states that the youngster will be
given every opportunity for bettering
his flying technique, but is a
bit young for 8010 work as yet.
Last Saturday, on the 30th ef April,
a son was born to the above
mentioned parents. Although no
facts were learned concerning his
poundage, disposition, et cetera, all
hands greet the newcomer with
the best of wishes and hope he becomes
a proficient aviator in the
future. In the meantime the wardroom
is anxiously awaiting the
picture producers. White uniformed
attendants gladly show visitors around.
At the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm are
the only trained Ostriches in the entire
These are but a few of the sights to
be seen on leave or liberty from our
ship. Go out and see this part of the
world, and you'll enjoy it around here
a whole lot better.
Ready For Series
IF YOU have noticed, every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday you will hear
the call, " Now the baseball team fall
in on the quarter deck." This means
that on these days the team musters
and goes over to practice at the Navy
From all reports the team is shaping
rapidly into playing form and they
will give the other cruisers something
to worry about in the Spring series
which will start somewhere about
The squad under Worthington, SF2c,
is made up of the same players who
started playing good ball about the
time we were leaving the Navy Yard.
We have Felix, Sheffield, Waterman,
Jones, Coates, Shaw, and Bird on the
pitching staff. Jasinski is doing the
catching as usual. Then in the infield
there is Rebert at first base, Phillips
at 2nd, " Pooch" Chumura ( Capt.) at
short, and Griekewitcz ( Kelly) at 3rd.
Hattemer, Adams, and Wright are doing
the fielding. Guard and Waterman
help Worthington at coaching.
It is a known fact that the average
age of our players is below that of
any other baseball team in the service.
In the long run this is bound to produce
results if the necessary pep and
backing from the ship is continued
as it has in the past. The squad is a
bit hampered by lack of equipment
but this matter will be rectified in the
near, future, so it will be " play ball"
for the Rambler Ship's team when
they hit the field in their first game.
FLASH - Friday's game: Saratoga
7, Houston 15.