Volume VI, Number 10. Mare Island Navy Yard 11 June, 1938.
Many Facilities Available
At Mare Island
The Dude Ranch
" H E LEADS a dog's
life." This used to be a popular and
an often repeated saying but it is not
true anymore in the sense intended. At
least those lucky dogs that get a
chance to register at the unique and
already world famous institution, the
dude ranch for dogs, are " lucky dogs"
Listen carefully to the
following facts. Located at Big Bear
Lake, California, at an altitude of
7800 feet is the dude ranch for dogs;
where it is too high for flies or fleas
( this usually bothers most dogs) and
where the sage of the desert meets
the pines of the mountains. Here a
dog gets his vacation while his owners
are on theirs. Three cars are at the
disposal of the dogs, fully equipped
with everything for a dog's comfort
and convenience- well ventilated, radio,
heater, et cetera. The cars will call
right at the dog's home even though
it is over a hundred miles away and
drive them to the lake.
When a dog comes into
the DUDE RANCH he signs up for
whatever sport he enjoys most. There
is hiking, hunting, swimming as summer
sports; dog sled teams, tobogganing,
and hiking in the snow for
winter recreation. There are some
dogs who wouldn't think of getting
their paws wet in the daily swim, but
they love to hike away back in the
woods with a knap- sack on their back
full of goodies. After a 3 mile hike
they have their lunch and start back,
others take to hunting. There are
specially train~ d supervisors, hoth
dogs and men to take the groups on
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1 at Mare Is. Recreation Center.
3 on Walnut Ave. by St. Peter's.
2 on 12th St. by Rodman Center.
1 at Submarine Barracks.
Enlisted Men's Courts: -
3 on California Ave. between 13th
and 14th Streets.
1 court at Submarine Barracks.
As 17 JUNE is the
eighth anniversary of the commissioning
of the HOUSTON, next
week we desire to publish an anniversary
issue. In this edition pertinent
facts concerning the Houston
and its history will be mentioned.
Particularly of interest will be special
episodes which happened in the
early days after the ship was commissioned.
You plank owners can
help us with your contributions.
Give us your support by dropping
your remembrances, with your
name signed, in the box provided
for that purpose in No. 1 messing
The Rodman Naval Center and Ships'
Service Store for all Naval per~ onnel,
located inshore from Berth B, near
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Tennis: There are seven officers' tennis
courts and four enlisted men's
courts located as follows:
The Mare Island Recreation Center, for commissioned officers and
their families, is maintained by membership dues and green fees.
The Center House, which has facilities for serving drinks, sandwiches,
lunches and dinners, is located to the rear and south of the
Naval Hospital grounds, and is near No. 9 green of the nine hole
golf course. The services of a golf professional, who also sells golfers'
supplies, are available at No. 1
tee. His rates for adults are $ 1.00 per
half hour, twelve half- hour lessons
for $ 10.00; for children 16 years of
age or under, $. 75 per half hour; and
for classes of five, $. 50 per person.
Enlisted personnel of the
Navy and Marine Corps may use the
Mare Island Golf Course, except when
it is closed for tournament play or
due to inclement weather, under the
( a) Each player shall start at No.
1 tee and there sign in the
Golf Register his name, rate
and station or ship for each
day of play.
( b) Green fees shall be at the
rate of $. 50 per day up to
but not to exceed $ 2.00 per
month for each player. The
fee to be paid to the attendant
at the caddy house prior
to teeing off.
The Warrant Officers maintain a Recreation
Center in Building No. 41 across
the street from the Marine Post
Exchange. For further details apply
to the Secretary of the Warrant Officers'
Center, Mare Island, Calif.