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reau of Navigation lies in placing a
greater degree of responsibility upon
the enlisted men of the fleet. These
men, many of whom are college graduates, and all of whom enjoy a high
standard of intelligence and ability,
will be called upon to man battle
stations in the fleet that have been the
traditional posts of commissioned or
Admiral Andrews in a letter to the
service stated in part:
"The intelligence and competence
of enlisted personnel of the Navy is
higher today than it has been in the
history of our Navy, and it is confidently felt that the utilization of
chief petty officers and other petty
officers to the full in certain battle
stations and for certain administrative duties is not only necessary but
will permit the navy to carry on with
out reduction in its efficiency.
"It is directed that all commanding
officers take steps to reassign officers
of their command and to train chief
petty officers and petty officers to
meet these new responsibilities and
increased demands. Insofar as possible, permanency of detail of these
enlisted men to battle stations should
"The chief of the Bureau of Navigation believes that the present situation will be met by a clear understanding of conditions by all concerned and by thorough cooperation."
The HOUSTON under this plan
will be reduced to a complement of
twenty-eight commissioned officers.
DID YOU KNOW
That once in every four years, Hawaiian natives of Honolulu reap a
golden harvest from the beach of Wai-
kiki. A special tide that occurs only
that often washes into the coral beds
of Waikiki beach, rings, watches,
bracelets, and gold pieces which bathers have lost while enjoying Hawaii's
That the three largest motion picture houses in the world are in New
York City, they are: Radio City Music
Hall (5945 seats) Roxy (5920 seats)
Hippodrome (5190 seats).
It has recently come to the attention
of Commander Base Force that when
delivery of messages through Fleet
Radio Stations, is made, additional
delivery charges have been collected
from addressees. This proceedure on
the part of the landline companies is
incorrect and fleet personnel who
have occasion to use the service of
Fleet Shore Radio Stations should advise addressees to refuse to pay additional delivery charges.
Whenever collections of "additional
delivery charges" are attempted or
paid an immediate report will be made
in order that Commander of Base
Force can make an investigation.
PROPOSED NAVY RESERVE
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ents by eliminating many of the discriminating provisions of the present
law. It provides for retirement of Reserve Officers thereby simulating a
better flow of promotion. It further
provides for a definite strength and
length of time to reach this strength
for the Naval Reserve without the
number of officers and men in the
Volunteer and Merchant Marine
branches. This strength is based on
the estimate that the peace time
Fleet Reserve and Naval Reserve
should be composed of 22,555 officers
and 162,000 enlisted men.
The question of Fleet Reserve retainer base pay for the men entering
the Navy after the passage of the bill
has not been decided. However, there
is a possibility that the Department
will recommend a change in Fleet retainer pay from one-half to one-third
base pay for those men entering the
Navy after the passage of the bill
POST OFFICE NOTES
Trans-Pacific Air Mail to the Phil-
Iipines via Hawaii and Guam will
leave every Wednesday until further
notice. Inquire at the Post Office for
Commemorative stamps now in
Rhode Island Tercentenary.
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and irrigation in Golden Gate Park.
Civic Center if famed for the architectural beauty of its public buildings.
This is a large plaza with well kept
fountains and flower beds surrounded
by the City Hall, Exposition Auditorium, Main Library and State Building.
At the other end of Market Street
are Twin Peaks with their tunnel.
This tunnel is a single bore 12,000 feet
long, the longest municipal tunnel in
the world devoted to rapid transit
purposes, penetrating the southwestern quarters of San Francisco where
charming residential districts have
Before leaving San Francisco to
cross the Bay, one should visit the
Presidio shore. Upon the hill and along
its base is the Italian Quarter.
Fisherman's Wharf, termed "Italy
Harbor", is the headquarters of the
Italian fishing fleet. It is one of the
spots which makes the city so diversly
picturesque and so justly popular with
Chinatown, the largest and most
picturesque Chinese Quarter in America, with its Oriental bazaars, tea
rooms, quaint restaurants and theaters, affords much of interest for the
Golden Gate Park, acknowledged
one of the most beautiful parks in
America, extends over 1,013 acres,
and contains many places of interest
such as: The Academy of Sciences,
Steinhart Aquarium, De Young Museum and Art Gallery, Japanese Tea
Gardens, Children's Playground, Conservatory, Aviary, Zoo, Stowe Lake,
Huntington Falls, Strawberry Hill
and the Band Concourse.
Mission Dolores, otherwise known
as Mission San Francisco de Asis, is
the oldest building in San Francisco.
For more than one hundred and forty
years, services have been held within
these adobe walls; it was established
by Padre Junipero Serra (of the order
of Franciscan Fathers) in 1776. Many
of the State's most notable personages
and characters of early days rest in
its adjoining cemetery, among them
is Captain Arguello, the first Governor of California.
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