A Change of Heart
umber 4 Volume 2
All Hands Play Softball
EI! gineer Divisions Lead
Inspired as much by divisional
pride as by the grand prize of a $ 50
party, barrel- shaped old- timers nn'i
lithe young baseball players alike
have been giving their all on the diamond
field of glory in the current
inter- divisional softball tournament.
Giving a good account for the Engineers'
Force,. the " M" Division last
Wednesday was leading Group I,
while the " B" and 4th Divisions led
Group II. Weekly standings are being
announced from time to time in the
" Orders for the Day".
Under the supervision of Ens. Rex
Warner, divisions have been divided
into two groups, which are now simultaneously
" round- robin" series. Assigned to
Group I are the 1st, 3rd, " C", " E",
" M", and " R" Divisions, while the
2nd, 4th, 5th, " A", " B", " F", and " S"
Divisions make up Group II. At the
completion of each group series about
1 September, the six leading teams,
three top squads from each group,
will playoff a final string of games
to determine the Houston Inter- Division
Soft Ball Champions.
Next week's conflicts in this sports
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The Houston, together with the
Colorado, will have a dance every
Tuesday night at Craven Center. The
Colorado's band will continue to supply
the music; they did a fine job of
it last Tuesday. The dances start at
2000, ending at 2400. Houston rugcutters
and jitterbugs are expected
to provide strong support.
Bremerton, Washin~ ton
New Rating fladges Flourish;
Six" y- two Men Advanced
Followed immediately by the blossoming
of shiny new rating badges
and an abundant circulation of cigars,
announcement was made last week
P. E. Guiney, RM3c, U. S. N.
Who p: lssed away
August 8th, 1939
U. S. Naval Hospitnl,
of 62 advancements in rating aboarJ
this ship. Among them were seven to
the rate of First Class Petty Officer.
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It's not everyone that can do as
he pleases, thought this young man
walking down the highway. A sailor
may be out of place walking along
the highway, but not this sailor, because
he had received thirty days
leave of absence. This was his time.
Of course he was still attached to the
Navy, but after thirty days had rolled
around, he would be as far from the
Navy as he could get.
No one in the Navy knew that
when his thirty days leave expired,
hc expected to be still going and on
his own. He'd had his fill of the avy.
Who wouldn't get tired of getting up
18 August, 1939
Now Becomes Law
When opposing forces in Congress
failed to place a ban on the reenlistment
allowance, it became legally
due and payable at the stroke of midnight
on 30 June, 1939. All men whose
enlistment expires and who reenlist
after that date may expect the payment
of this allowance.
The Acting Secretary of the Navy
has released the following:
" Payment of enlistment allowance
authorized during the fiscal year
1943, in cases reenlistment or extension
of enlistmens were effectice on
or aLer 1 July, 1939. Payments are
au~ horized immediately where last
enl. s. ment was not extended effective
prior to 1 July, 1939. Where
last enlistment includes an extension
or extensions, payment will be deferred
pending decision Comp t I' 0 11 e I'
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The Blue Bonnet short
story, complete in this issue.
by E. C. Simmons
at five- thirty every morning, scrubbing
down decks, shining brightwork
and other odd jobs? They would pipe
down breakfast and you would be
very h a I'd - pre sse d to enjoy your
breakfast, with everyone trying to
tell about their last night's liberty.
After breakfast you had to start
scrubbing paint work, but he couldn't
see why. Two days later you would
have to chip and paint it. It just
didn't make sense. Sure. the evenings
were your own, if you didn't have to
scrub clothes or have a watch. It's
no fun standing a watch with the
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