4 _ THE BLUEBONNET -~ USS Houston- 8- 18- 39- 1M
most boxers are made, not born. Anyone
with the idea that he would like
to learn the art of self- defense should
see Ensign Shepherd. Boxing in the
Navy is a clean, hard- fought sport.
New men are needed to make a wellrounded
squad, so let's turn out.
Men who are working now are,
Colbert, Chistensen, McGarvey, Aligo,
Bishop, Anglin, Yanzig, Cantebury,
Chief Boatswain's Mate Proimos
n') w has the rowing team under his
With newcomers turning out every
day, the squad is gradually learning
to pull smoothly together. Big, husky,
strong- backed men are needed for a
raceboat crew.. With plenty of material
among the ship's company, those
connected with rowing are looking
forward to a successful year.
The writer has been observing the
inl er- divisional softball games and
has seen many a likely baseball prospect.
Such men who have discovered
ti1emselves veritable softball stars,
are reminded that candidates for the
ship's ball team are welcome!
Allred, M. J.
Foutch, W. B.
Runkle, G. M.
LaBarge, J. E.
by Bud Adams
With a comparetively small group
of men, Ensign Shepherd has been
hard at work every evening at Craven
The men have been making steady
progress to get in shape and are expected
to be ready for a few amateur
fights in Seattle next month.
Lewdanski, Bishop, Chiistensen arc
practically ready to go now and all
three should make a fine showing in
the fleet this year.
Something to remember is that
Bassett, R. A.
Simmons, E. C.
Floyd, R. A.
Dalton, E. A.
Griffin, L. C.
Evans, J. E.
Waters, G. L.
Britt, G. G.
Nelson, W. H.
Bacak, J. J.
Faulkner, R. W.
Thomas, H. O.
Martin, J. E.
Lyman, N. R.
Kallaus, J. A.
Smith, G. Jr.
Smith, C. C.
Spillman A. J.
Lantz, W. C.
Brown, M. F.
Acton, E. W.
Houston, W. B.
Lowry, J. A.
May, H. W. W.
Knowlton, J. T.
Kirby, W. P.
During the past two weeks, the
baseball team has taken a sudden
turn about face, losing five straight
games. Part of this bad showing can
be attributed to the fact that three
of the team's mainstays have been
missing. Because of a badly sprained
wrist, Hattemer, one of the team's
leading hitters and best defensive
players, has been sorely missed. The
stellar pitcher, Ruddy, and Smith, one
of the cruiser's best defensive center
fielders, have also been absent from
The present series with the U. S. S.
Minne~ polis and Astoria is part of
the rerrular fleet competition. If the
Houston wins this series, she then
competes with the winner among the
Ghips now present in the Mare Isla! ld
Navy Yard. The winner. of that series
plays a final ~ eries against the leading
team from the cruisers now in
Long Beach, to determine the Scouting
With a badly weakened pitching
Gt3. ff because of sore arms, leave, ani
trans: ers, the team would welcome a
coap: e of chuckers.
Star Squads to Get Sweaters
Lt.- Comdr. A. L. Maher, Athletic
Officer, announced last week that at
the completion of sports seasons for
the coming year, sweater a wards
would be made to the members of
each team or squad which places
first, second, or third in the group
competitions. Since the Houston is
grouped with other heavy cruisers
based at Long Beach, this means a
showing of at least third against
other ships only of the same type.
In addition to the members of the
boxing squad, mentioned in a recent
issue, the following named men have
already received handsome lettered
sweaters in recognition 0'£ their outstanding
performances in athletics:
Basketball: Hattemer, F. M.. Sealc,
Hagerstrom, R. C., RM3c, LaBarge,
J. E., F3c, Michaud, A. V., Sealc, Callaghan,
J. L., Y2c, Newlon, G. M..
MM2c, Faulkner, R. W., AMM3c, Phillips,
P. E., SK3c, Chmura, J. A., Y3c,
Rebert, W. L., Sealc, Adams, W. L.
Wrestling: Chick, E. A., Flc, Harvey,
D. J., F2c, Drover, R. M., MMlc,
Keimel, R. M.; Flc, Arthur, R. J.,
GM2c, Butler, 0., Cox., Fordemwalt,
H. W., GM3c, Miller, J. R., QM3c,
Vassar, E. B., Cpl., Wellbourne, A. F.,
Swimming: Brown, M. F., Sealc.
Men Advance in Rating
( Continued from Page 1.)
New ratings, effective 16 August,
1939, went to the following named
Smith, D. H.
Claytor, S. T.
Wicker, R. E.
Chmiel wski, L. P.
Guglietti, J. R.
Gill, L. E.
Beckman, J. A.
Saunders, G. A.
Westerfeld, D. H.
Campbell, C. B.
Sadowski, H. J.
March, W. T.
Hendricks, E. C.
Worden, M. M.
Partridge, A. M.
Raymann, R. L.
Brewster, L. S.
Ridge, W. C.
Comolli, F. J.
Standafer, S. D.
Boothe, M. A.
Meadows, E. A.