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1938-10-22 - Page 1. October 22, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/948/show/944.

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(October 22, 1938). 1938-10-22 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/948/show/944

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Title 1938-10-22
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date October 22, 1938
Description Volume I, Number 4
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 2
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript Volume I, Number 4. THE RIFLE TEAM At one time the rifle team seemed well started on the road to being. There were a few practices on the main deck aft with 22' s- both pistol and rifle. However, the coming Short Range Practice took up much time in drill and it was deemed unsafe to be firing at a small backstop when a bad miss might end up in a passing boat. So to state but with that out­look the nucleus team soon died. A revival has started and a rifle range at Southgate is going to be in­vestigated and used if suitable for practices. It is but ten miles from Long Beach and will be easy to reach as it is on Pacific Avenue. Twenty- three men have indicated that they wish to go out for the team. Six " R" division men, 4 " F" division, 3 " E", 2 " H" and " V", and one 4th division man have responded to the first call. This is a highly competitive sport and will afford much interest. There are intership and interdivision match­es both of which can add credits to the ship's score. A ship's team must be composed of members of the crew and can enter only, one team in only two intership rifle competitions for ship credits. The same applies to interdivision matches, Le., one team entered in only two rifle com­petitions for division credits during a small- arms firing year. The pistol team is a separate unit and is gov­erned by the same rules as the rifle team. A rifle team is composed of 8 men. The fifth division will not take all ( Continued on page 4) Long Beach. California. Queer Bird Emerges From Egg That Sailor Picked Up on Leave at Cocos Island SCIENTIST'S ADVICE ASKED Smithsonian Expert Consults at Request for Prescription to Cure Ailing Seabird Remember the small bird that was hatched aboard the Houston after leaving Cocos Island? It used to be in the electrical shop or aired on the boat deck in a shoe box full of holes and filled with cotton and paper. The small bird had a gray fuzz over its black sharp pointed bill, small black beady eyes. Not being a sailor at heart it died after a brief existence. It has made the newspaper, the New York Times. It is " News Fit to Print." The New York Times will now tell the story: Although questioned upon many subjects, Dr. Waldo Schmitt, Smith­sonian Institute Scientist, was baffled recently when he was asked for ad­vice on the care and feeding of boob- . ies, especially boobies hatched in Sea men's clothes lockers. Dr. Schmitt accompanied President Roosevelt on his Paciiic cruise some months ago, the Washington Post reports. When the Presidential cruiser Hou­ston reached Cocos Island, a dot in the ocean near Costa Rica, a sailor, Joseph G. Cromer, went ashore with Dr. Schmitt. The shores of the island were alive with boobies, Pacific sea­birds. Cromer picked up an egg and put it into his pocket. When he re- ( Continued 011 Page 2) 22 October, 1938. FROM THE DECK By: A Dreamer When several days at sea are get­ting on your nerves there is nothing that will soothe as a little experience out of the ordinary, such as this: Flight quarters at 0730, planes are warming up, you are getting into those flying togs, the heavy flying suit, woolen boots and of course the helmet made for Naval Aviation. In­to the plane, put on your life jacket, parachute and fasten your safety belt. It's a catapult shot, the man on the bridge holds up his flag. Three minutes to go. The ship makes a turn so the catapult will be heading into the wind. Catapult officer gives a signal, meaning " wind- her- up". The pilot gives her the gun, flying speed! Get straight with your head against the head- rest so the jar will not be great. Catapult has been loaded, men manning her bend over so the pontoons will clear them. Away 60 miles per hour from the start, we're off flying, there is thE' ship below. What a feeling this gives one, higher and higher climbing to gain altitude, there is a job to be done. Someone has to tow the tar­get for our gun crews and the boys are to fire at the target sleeve you've just released. Over the side you can see the ship several miles to port on your bow. Its the firing run, that sleeve is only a few thousand feet behind. We're on the range now, the signal was just two- blocked aboard ship. Ah! Smoke from the AA's. They've fired, you glance aft at the target. First, ( Continued on Page 4)