Hampton Roads, Va. Nov. 12, 1935
DRAFT OF RECRUITS EXPERIENCE FIRST SEA DUTY ABOARD
As a great number of the crew were
making preparations for the last 48
in New York, the yard tug, ACTIVE,
steamed into the Navy Yard, mooring
at berth five, just across the dock
from the HOUSTON, loaded to the
gunwales with 140 young and eager
eyed apprentice seamen, just arrived
from Newport, R. I.
Under the able supervision of Ch.
Carp. Ray, our former Carpenter, assisted by Wellbourn, MAA, it was
only a matter of a few minutes until
all hands had disembarked with bags
and hammocks, mustered and reported
on board. As they were mustered on
the dock they were formed in small
groups, being assigned to the dif-
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NEW VECHILE LICENSE FEE
A California state law effective in
1936 changes the collection of personal property taxes on autombbiles
heretofore collected by cities and
counties to a rate of $1.75 per each
$1CP.00 of value on automobiles, to
be paid at the time of securing 1936
vehicle licenses. This fee is in addition to the $3.00 registration fee
when applying for his license plates.
The plates will be delivered beginning 2 January. The applications
must be stamped by either city or
county assessors or by either city or
county assessors or by the state to
show that the 1935 personal property
taxes have been paid. Members of
automobile clubs are being urged to
apply in November to avoid unnecessary delay and inconvnience.
REENLISTED ON BOARD
McCarty O. T. WTlc, Cromwell A.
B. MMlc, Dodson C. O. AM3c.
TWO YEAR EXTENTION
Elho E. J. WT2c.
Wellbourn A. F. BM2c, Hickling
H. L. FC 3c.
Phalon J. CGM., to USNH Brooklyn
N.Y., Wiegand M. C. TClc to R. S.
New York for assignment to U.S.S.
Phelps., Stanton C. A. MMlc to NYd
Boston for assignment COM-ONE.
Wisnowski M. WT lc to FNR (Class
F-4-C). Ditzek J. F. TM2c to R. S.
N. Y. for assignment to U. S. S. Phelps., St.Laurent J. A. WT2c to USNH
Chelsea, Mass., Maccalous G. M. Sealc
to R. S. New York for discharge., Soc-
kett A. L. F2c. to USNH Brooklyn,
New York., Permental J. Cox. to R.S.
Hampton Roads for further transfer
to Quincy when commissioned.
Clay H. A. Bmkrlc, Williams J. C.
QM3c, Bogdanski W. Sealc, Poole
R. F. Sealc.
Redding J. A. CSM, Booe J. B. Bandmaster.
HOUSTON PISTOL TEAM FIRES
CLOSE MATCH WITH 71st INFANTRY, NEW YORK NATIONAL GD.
A pistol match was fired Sat. 9 Nov.
at the 71st Infantry Armory, against
a team from "D" Company, 71st Infantry, New York National Guard.
Our team lost by six points, the match
being fired on an indoor range, using
the Army pistol course without the
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DR.BUNKLEY RELIEVED BY
During the HOUSTON'S visit to
New York, Dr. Bunkley was relieved
by Lt. Comdr. E. E. Dockery, U.S.N.
(MC). Upon being relieved, Dr. Bunk-
ley, one of the old timers of the HOUSTON, immediately took up his duties
on the surgical staff of the Naval
Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Before coming to the ship Dr. Dockery had duty at the Navy Recruiting
Station, New Orleans, La. Dr. Dockery has had a wide experience as a
surgeon and the HOUSTON is fortun
ate in having such a capable man.
Lt. (jg) SCHANZE MARRIES
At 1600 on 4 November Lt. (jg)
Schanze, U.S.N., Ship's Radio Officer,
was married to Miss Marie Louise
Moran of Annapolis, Md. and New
Orleans, Ha. Mrs. Schanze is the
daughter of Mrs. Marie Moran. The'
wedding ceremony was solomnized at
the home of the bride's mother in
Annapolis. After the wedding a reception was held at the Officers' Club,
U. S. Naval Academy.
The Blue Bonnet in behalf of the
Ship's company wish this couple many
years of happiness.
A NEW NAVY RECORD
Lt-Comdr. Kneffler McGinnis with
a crew of five flying a new Navy
patrol plane made a non-stop flight
from Norfolk to Panama, 2900 miles,
in 17 hrs. 33 min., averaging 134
miles per hour. This same plane and
crew took off from Panama October
14 at 6:30 a.m., for a non-stop flight
to San Francisco, arriving at 2:21 p.m.
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