THE BLUE BONNET
Secretary of tke Interior,
Harold B. Ickes
OFFICERS TO TAKE PROMOTION
Both Lt. (jg) H.P. Rice and Lt. (jg)
F.P. Williams have received orders to
take their promotion examinations
for Lieutenant. The exact date these
examinations are to be held is not
known but they are expected in the
near future. Both Mr. Rice and Mr.
Williams are graduates of the Naval
Academy, Class of 1925.
NAVY RELIEF CONTRIBUTIONS
Contributions to the Navy Relief
Society and Red Cross will be collected next payday, 1 October. All
hands are urged to contribute their
share to these two worthy Organizations. Let's make the HOUSTON a
one hundred percent ship in her support.
The folks at home will enjoy reading the BLUE BONNET. Mail it.
PRESIDENT AND WIFE TO BE ON
LOS. ANGELES PROGRAM
Both President Roosevelt and Mrs.
Roosevelt will speak tomorrow in
Previously it was announced that
the President would not speak in
Los Angeles, or at any other place on
his trip to the Pacific Coast other than
at Boulder Dam, which he will dedicate next Monday.
The President will be accompanied
west by Secretary of the Interior
Harold L. Ickes, Works progress Administrator Harry Hopkins, Capt.
Wilson Brown, senior White House
Naval Aide; Col. Edwin M. Watson,
senior military aire, and Capt. Ross
T. Mclntire, White House physician.
This group will accompany the
President on his 20-day cruise on the
HOUSTON in southern waters, including Lower California and the Bay
of Panama. President Roosevelt was
reported to have spent several hours
inspecting numerous rods and reels
and other fishing equipment in anticipation of some fine catches of
broadbill swordfish and other fish of
In Los Angeles a tenative program for President Roosevelt during
his stay here has been made in the
office of Senator William Gibbs Mc-
Adoo. The program must be submitted to the White House before the
President started his trip west.
Word of the President's latest plans
was brought from Washington by
Comptroller of the Currency J. F. T.
O'Conner, who conferred with Senator
McAdoo. William H. Moran, Chief of
the secret service, also arrived. Moran
is making plans for the protection of
the President here.
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CHAPLIN SCHRUM REPORTS
Lt. Comdr. R. W. Schrum, Ch.C. reported aboard Thursday 26 September
for temporary duty. Chaplain Schrum
is regularly attached to the U.S.S.
He has a reputation of being one
of the most popular chaplains in the
Navy. Chaplain Schrum, we welcome
Boost HOUSTON Athletics!
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Works Progress Administrator,
SARATOGA BAND TO ACCOMPANY HOUSTON
The Saratoga Band has been designated to accompany the HOUSTON
on the Presidential Cruise. It will be
augmented by additional members
from the Des Sco For Band. The Saratoga band is one of the outstanding
musical organizations in the fleet. The
HOUSTON is indeed fortunate in
being assigned this organization.
Members of the band are: Booe,J.B.,
Bmster., Brabenec, L.F. 1st. Mus.,
Williams, D.J. Music. Lukenback, L.B.
Music, Loyola, S. Music, Nocon, P.T.
Music, Coe, F.V. Music, Remley, L.
W. Mus2c, Jones, R. S. Mus2c, Murphy, J.J. Mus2c, Lundgren, J.C. Mus
2c, Glazier, B.D. Mus2c, Yniss, B.
Mus2c, Morgan, W.I. Sea2c, Meyer,
W.H. Sea2c Robbins, F.L. Sea2c
A grouch is too heavy a load for
any man to carry.