THE BLUE BONNET
SAN DIEGO SERIES A SUCCESS
Upon our arrival in San Diego, Ens.
Williams immediately made arange-
ments for practice periods and later
practice games during our brief stay
On Tuesday night we had our first
practice game, it being with the U.S.
S.Memphis, a reputedly strong squad,
which they proved to be for they really
made things hot for our team, although it can safely be said that the
small court with its blind corners were
a decided handicap for our regulars
who are used to a wide open game on
the regulation size court. In this first
game our offense was visibly weak in
passing and following up on goal tries
but the defense was practically im-
pregneable as the score will show, it
being, HOUSTON—22, MEMPHIS—
9. Brown, L.L. took the spotlight momentarily when he made a difficult
one-hand shot while being apparently
On Wednesday evening we renewed our local series with the
U.S.S.Raleigh, this game showing a
decided improvement in the passing
and floor work of the entire squad.
Kennedy and Willmuth demonstrated
their uncanny ability to tap in one
goal after another on the rebound
from the backboard, while Ellwood
did some excellent shooting on his
own account at the same time being
in the thick of every play. Henderson
and Bair were conspicious by their
repeated recovery of the ball off the
opponents backboard while they continually broke up the floor plays of
the Raleigh too. Henderson had the opposition jumpy after he sunk a few
from the side court as did Kennedy.
Other members of the team who
played well to add to the victory were
Smith, Jones, Brown, Ulrey, Stoddard,
Mustain, and Burkhead. Final score
of this game, HOUSTON-38—RAL-
On Thursday evening we
took the courts for our third game
of the series, playing the DES DIV 5
squad, this game showing a still better improvement in the team's weakest department, passing and follow up.
The entire squad took part in this
game and although it was not the
hardest game of the series it was an
excellent opportunity for the squad
to work on new plays and better team
work which seems to be the most important kink to be ironed out before
we are ready to take part in official
Score: HOUSTON—39, Des Div.
The present members of the squad
are: Willmuth, Ellwood, Smith, Brown
and Stoddard-forwards, Henderson,
Bair, O'Brien, Mustain, Burkhead and
Jones-guards, Kennedy and Williamson-centers. Ulrey, a promising guard
and center, is out for the present with
a badly wrenched ankle but we look
forward to seeing him out in the near
With the material we have this season we shall have one of the strongest
squads in the ship's history providing the steady improvement now evidenced continues.
Last Saturday evening we met and
conquered the U.S.S.MILWAUKEE
The good results obtained in previous games enabled our boys to set
a fast pace, with every member of the
team getting into the game.
Score: HOUSTON—38, MILWAU-
ALUMNI TO CELEBRATE
On 10 October 1935 the Naval Academy will celebrate the 90th Anniversary of its founding. On this day it
is intended to hold exercises commemorative of the old Naval Academy.
At this celebration there will be
present decendants or represenatives
of those who contributed to the founding of the Academy. Along with the
celebration, as many alumni as possible will visit the Academy to assist
in commemorating its 90th Anniversary, renew friendships and refresh
memories of Midshipman days.
There will be many features of interest that day starting with the opening exercises. Next, a sham battle
staged by Midshipmen including a
bombardment of the shore, a landing
force operation and general battle involving all available equipment. The
day will be rounded out with a luncheon, a football game and Ball.
Application blanks for reservation
may be obtained from the superintendent's office, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Send the BLUE BONNET home.
Cpl. Perry, the lad who recently
took a ducking, making a motor
launch, seems to be on hand every
other liberty. Says the boat coxswain
can't do it again.
A certain Pfc. in the guard was
awarded a summary court, by a traffic judge in Oceanside, to be paid in
Cpl. Meyers having stowed his civvies aboard, received a letter from
Long Beach. Out came the civvies,
and the writer saw him running amuck
with a S.M.R. and a blank stare.
The Gunnery Sergeant is out to
beat any or all records hung up by
the G. Grainers aboard. Come one,
Trumpeter Bell surveyed his horn,
having had 4000 calls (?) on it and
a hole in the keel. What a pair of bellows.
Withey, CPL arrived recently from
M.B.N.Y. Mare Is. for temporary duty
as Shark Shooter for the Presidential Party. He served over four years
on board prior to his transfer to shore
The following men arrived from
M.C.B., N.O.B. San Diego, during the
past week, making the detachment
53 strong: Brazil L.R.-PFC, Thompson M.R.-PFC, Michael J.W.PFC,
Smith N.T.-Pvt., Phillips W.J.-Pvt.,
See A.W.-Pvt., Sirokey C.J.-Pvt., Ulrey L.M.-Pvt., Jenner E.A.-Pvt., Chas-
tain L.B.-Pvt., Meeks H.A.-Pvt., Ott
F.C.-Pvt. Foguth J.J.-PFC, was recenL-
ly transferred to M.B.C., N.O.B. for
special order discharge.
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