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At Sea, February 13, 195: Number VI
On the occasion of his birthday the
Captain sent birthday greetings To
our Commander- in- Chief on behalf of
himself, the officers, and the crew.
This week acknowledgement of those
greetings was received, showing once
again the fine impression we made on
our distinguished guest.
The White House:-
February 1, 1935.
My dear Captain Woodson:
One of the first and most delightful
messages of birthday greetings
which came to me was that _ particularly
nice one you sent from all hands
on the good ship Houston. I am
genuinely grateful to you all.
Wasn't it a grand cruise!
Very sincerly yours,
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
ADMIRAL BAYLY SUGGESTS
Speaking in England recently, Admiral
Sir Lewis Bayly, R. N. commander
of the Queenstown base during
the World War and of Queenstown
based U. S. destroyers, is quoted as
suggesting an invitation to the United
States to send a squadron of five
or six ships to pay a week's visit to
England this spring as guests of the
English nation. In his opinion, this
would " show the world that our two
navies are not competitive but complementary,
and that the two form a
powerful instrument for peace.
" Our two navies worked together
during 1917- 18 in perfect harmony,
and are ready to do so again should
the peace of the world be endangered."
KENNEDY, WILMOUTH, DOUGLAS
NAMED IN ALL SCOUTING FORCE
Wilmouth and Kennedy were named
in the second team for forward
and center respectively on the All
Scouting Force Basketball Selection
as made by Jack Moore, noted Navy
sport writer, and various Navy coaches.
Both these men were strong
contender3 for these positions on the
first team. Wilmouth being beaten
out by Barrett of Chester. Wilmouth
played a very smooth all- round game
and was always one of the high scorers
of every game. Douglass was
another threat at forward position.
Gliniany of the Vestal and Kennedy
were a toss up for the center berth.
Gliniany probably being picked because
of the better record of his team
rather than because of any individual
superiority. Kennedy always had control
of the situation but at times was
unable to get the proper range thereby
missing more shots than he should
have, but he was an outstanding
player in every game.
Douglass was named as right forward
on the second team as picked
by Lt. ( jg) Dennett, Cruisers Basketball
Officer. Douglass was not such
a high scorer as Kennedy and Wilmouth
being essentially a feed man,
however he seemed to have a knack
of being at the right place at the
proper time and knowing just where
to pass without a moment's hesitation.
Nevertheless at tintes he turned in
some mighty nice scores.
If a selection of a three man combination
had been made it would undoubtedly
have been Wilmouth, Kennedy
and Douglass. They were with-
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SIGHTS WORTH SEEING
It has been said that Southern California
offers a greater variety of attractions
- more to see and do and
remember - than any other single resort
area anywh~ re. Many of these
attractions are so well known that
they scarcely need mentioning.
We learn from our exchange of
some attractions not so well known
but well worth seeing.
Have you ever visited the California
Alligator Farm, the W. K. Kellogg
Arabian Horse Ranch, the Los Angeles
Ostrich Farm and Cay's Lion Farm?
These places are most interesting to
visit and all within easy reach from
Los Angeles, either by auto or bus. The
California Alligator Farm is located
near Lincoln Park, Los Angeles. Here
can be seen hundreds of alligators of
all sizes, from little babies hardly the
size of a lizard, up to huge monsters,
500 years old or more. The nests, the
eggs incabating in machines, all to be
seen in a beautiful park and miniature
lakes with special exhibitions given
daily of trained alligators shooting the
W. K. Kellogg's Arabain Horse Ranch
lies near Pomona, California. One sees
much beautiful country even going
there. At this beautiful farm with its
white spotless stables, surrounded by
green pastures and fertile fields are
bred and raised the finest of Arabian
stock. Many of these are prize winners
and are much sought after by
motion pictures producers. White uniformed
attendants gladly show visitors
And then a real treat can be had by
visiting the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm.
This farm has the only trained OsContinued
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