Volume VI, Number 1.
Lahaina Roads, Maui
April 3, 1938.
In Number Two
With Lt. (jg) McDonald, Lt. (jg) Dibrell, CCStd.
Barnett as judges, and Ens. Ely as the referee
the bouts began.
The lead-off came with McCollough of M and Dal-
ton of B division. It was anybody's fight till Dalton
began to toss some hefty ones
and it was the end then for the
M division's entry, who lost by
a decision. In the next bout it
was a case of the little fellow
and the fellow with the long
arms.Jarmin of the F was a bit
shorter and got in under the
shipfitter Wishard's guard to
cut him down. Christensen of the
2nd and Terry of the 1st, both
lightweights, and both fighters,
put on some fireworks. The 2nd
division's lad was a bit more
classy and a bit more on the
scientific side of the side. The
other lad was a real slugger and
gave his opponent plenty to
think over in the first round
and a half. It was in the last of the second that he went
into the ropes and nearly took a count. Then the third came
along and they went out there to do or die. Perry was a
game lad but the boy from the second came in under his
wild swings and, having got the range was soon the winner by a knockout.
Then we had Kendzor, C&N, and Brown, E division, up
for a bout. Kendzor led most of the way in this one, and
Brown fought on the defensive side. Brown had a snaky
right that he got in several times and which bothered
the radio striker a lot. It was a steady barrage of punches
that the blond lad from the comm deck kept coming which
won him the fight by a decision. Next on the Program came
Aubin, from the Bake Shop, representing the S, and Mitchell, another lad from the C&N. It was almost over before
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The Falling Of The Marine
Twelve noon it be, let's get some chow.
(First come first served had been the rule.)
Last first, first last the rule is now.
Howls were heard and turmoil reigned.
Epithets extreme profane.
39 degrees then it was,
A mighty roll in suds and fuzz.
The chairs broke loose to go
A sliding fast, to and fro.
Tables too. I thought I'd die
For then went up a sound on high.
In with chairs, food, and wreck
One staunch marine had hit the deck.
Of The Pineapple
Early Spanish and Portuguese explorers are said
to have found the pineapple both cultivated and
growing wild in the West Indies, but its original
home is said to have been Brazil. Its name is
derived from the Spanish word Pina because of
its resemblance to the pine tree
cone. The first mention of the
pineapple is found in the statement by Peter Martyr that
Christopher Columbus and his
companions saw it at Quadalupe
in 1493. The first picture of this
fruit comes from the Universal
History of India (meaning the
new world), by Father Oviedo,
a Jesuit missionary, in his book
published in 1535.
In 1555 Jean de Lery, the first
Protestant minister to preach
on the American continent describes the pineapple as "a fruit
worthy of the gods and of such
excellence that it should be picked only by the hands of Venus."
How the plant first got to the Hawaiian Islands is not
definitely known. Some believe that they were first washed
ashore from ship wrecked Spanish vessels, while others
contend that traders and whalers brought them. The first
written record was from the diary of a Spaniard, Don
Francisco di Paula y Marin, who lived on the Island of
Hawaii, dated in 1813. The early pineapples were found
to be growing wild but this variety was small, acid and
filled with woody fibre. The native Hawaiians called them
Halakahiki which translated means foreign screwpine,
and contemptuously referred to as just another strange
food served to tourists.
In 1882 Captain Kidwell, an English horticulturist, imported from Jamaica a variety grown there, known as the
smooth Cayenne, which proved so successful that they
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