- E. C. S.
All Hands Play ~ oftball
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classic of the year have been announced
Mon. E vs. R
Tues. C" 3rd
Wed. E" 1st
Thurs. M" 3rd
Fri. 1st" R
o, le day before h; s leave expired.
" Hello, Charles, have a good time
on leave?" greeted one of his shipmates.
The next morning at quarter3,
his division off. cer complimented him
on returning a day early and not taking
a chance of being over . leave
G03h, this Navy was swell after all.
The next morning at breakfast, Charles
seated himself and shouted, " Pas3
the beans, Joe, a fellow has to eat
to have vitamins if he expects b
make good in this Navy."
( Contin: led from Palre 1.)
General as to number of years to be
iacluded in computing enlistment".
It has been a hard fought battle
for years to have the reenlistment
aIlo-.\" a: lce placed once more on the
s' atute book,. It is to be paid to enIi-
ted men ( including members of the
In~ ular Force) who have been honorably
discha~ ged and who reenlist
within three months from the date
of suc?! discharges.
A man whose pay falls within the
first, second, or third pay grades
shall receive $ 50.00 for each full year
served in the enlistment period from
wh. ch h:) was last dischargeJ, but the
total l hall not exceed $ 300.00.
_\. man whose pay falls within the
fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh pay
grades shall receive $ 25.00 for each
ye:::. r ~ el ve I in the enlistment period
for which he was last discharged, but
the to, al shall not exceed $ 150.00.
An enlisted man who has been or
shall hereafter be discharged after
completing the service required for
transfer to the Fleet Reserve, will
not be reenlisted unless he first execU.
es a written statement to the effect
that, in consideration of his being
accepted for reenlistment, he
voluntarily waives his right to transfer
to the Fleet Reserve until he shall
have completed two years of service
un er such enlistment.
THE BLDE ! BONNET --------- 3
" We have company for supper, John," Reenlistment Allowance is Law
said his mother as his father entered
the front room. " That's swell, wh0
is it?" Charles' father asked. At th: s,
Charles came from the closet. " It's
your son," his mother replied. " Well,
if it isn't," said his father, " When d: d
you arrive, son?" " I just came in an
Lour ago," replied Charles. There was
no hugging with his father, it was
a handshake and a glint in his eyes
that let you know that you were welcome.
His father was a stern man,
but he was honest and a good father.
He had always played square with
his children and done all in his power
to make their childhood happy. After
supper and having answered r.. lany
questions about the Navy, Charles
C: ecided to go and see some of his olJ
" Why, Charles Moore," exclaimed
Mrs. Burns as Charles arrived at the
home of his best friend, " when di I
: ou come home?" " I came home this
a: ternoon, Mrs. Burns. Is Bob home?"
" Why, didn't you know t. hat Bob was
married six months ago and lives over
on the other side of town, close to his
work," said Mrs. Burns. " No, I didn't
know, I was just passing and thought
I'd stop in and say he! lo," Charles
replied. After leaving Mrs. Burns, he
continued. This wasn't as he expected
it to be. Here he was home to enjoy
h: nself before going on, a': d he discovered
his best friend marrie: i.
Well, some of the other bQYs
would do to have a good time wi ~.
After visiting his old hangoat, " Doc'"
Store", he found all his old f: ienJs
had left home looking for jobs. Those
still at home were too tired at nighc
from working to go out and have a
good time. If he couldn't have any
fun while at home, he could go to
work and have enough money to carry
him on when he decided to go.
After twentyfive days at home,
and having been turned down by
every firm and company for a job,
He didn't know what to do. Everyone
had told him he was lucky to be in
the Navy. He didn't have to worry
about unions, strikes, or losing his
job or anything like that. Also, his
father and mother were proud of
their son being in the Navy, and he
was so healthy and had grown a
great deal since enlisting. Maybe he
should go back to the Navy and give
it another chance. Things weren't
like they used to be.
So, bidding his parents good- bye
he left, and arrived aboard ship just
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'-'" hen it was time for him to return
anJ he didn't leave? Well, he woulJ
cross that bridge when he came to it.
Arriving at the front door, he sat
his suitcase down and pressed the
Loor bell. There was a noise in house
as someone crossed the floor to open
the door. " Why, it's Charles!" shouteJ
his mother as she opened the door.
" Sure is, Mom, I'm home for vacation,"
replied Charles. " Charles!"
shouted his sister as she came from
the kitchen, " Why didn't you tell us
you were coming home, and we could
have met you at tne train." " Oh, I
didn't come by b · ain. I drove down
with a friend of mine, and I wanted
to surprise you," Charles replied.
Thi~ was the life. thought Charles,
as he sat in a big easy chair with a
nice, cf, ol glass of lemonade. You
sure weren't greeted like this in the
Navy. Well, his father would be home
from ' Nork soon, and after greeting
him, he could go around the neighbQrhood
and see all his old friends.
A Change of Heart
" Hide, here comes your father,"
said his mother. So Charles dodged
into the closet, as his father entered.
Although the present schedule of
Yard li' erty doesn't keep anyone aboard
very much, there are still a few
radio fans who prefer not to miss
their f: lvorite programs.
Speaking of favorites, an expert at
the game makes the following suggest:
ons as highlights of the radio
Don't mss Kay Kayser's " Musical
School of Knowledge", each Wednesday
evening " right after supper, or the
immediately following " Music Hall
Prog- ram", with Bing Crosby and the
golden- voiced Pat Friday.
In addition, check the following
" musts" on your listening list: Guy
Lombardo's " Sweetest Music this side
of Heaven", each Monday and Friday
from 1730 to 1800; the " First Nighter
Plays" at 1730 on Fridays.
Wednesday evening, 2000, brings
us one of the most popular quizzes,
" What's My Name?" Fred Waring
furnishes a different musical program
every weekday at 1900, and obliges
also with a musical sportscast, contain'ng
the big- league baseball scores.
- R. B. T.