Page roar. THE BLUE BONNET U. S. S. Houston- 9- 21- 35- 800.
An ex- marine, just made a police
officer, was being shown over his new
night beat by the sergant. " D'ye see
that red light in the distance? Well
that's the limit of your beat. Now ge~
along with it".
The new policeman set out and was
not seen again for a week. When he
did show up at headquarters the sergeant
demanded furiously Where he had
" Ye remember that red light?" asked
the cop. " Yes"-" Well, that was a
moving van bound for Chicago!"
SIGNALMEN VS RADIOMEN
The bunting tossers accepted the
challenge of the dit- da men on Wed.
and diamond No. 3 at Fifth street saw
some fast action by various members
of the " c" Division.
Both starting pitchers found the
going a bit rough, too many midwatches
for Walters and it is our
guess that McMurphey swung too
many leads in Alaska.
Wilkie hasn't been away from Long
Beach long enough and one inning
finished him, and the radiomen howled
because the flagmen took a man
from their ranks to fill in.
The casualty occured when Chay
tipped a foul and Horobetz took it
for a broken digit.
The signalmen waited out a few of
Walters w! ld throws and drew enough
walks which bunched with the few
scattered hits put them ahead of the
spark boys who up until that time had
topped the score.
The game wound up with the signalmen
in the lead 14 - 9 and one ball up
a palm tree. The mid- watches that
night were plenty long, and the groans
the next day were as freely flowing as
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BELIEVE IT IF YOU CAN
shooting irons and are taking advantage
of the opportunity to practice on
the local Police range, considered as
being one of the finest in the nation.
Some of the . regular team members
going out daily are: Lt Robinson,
Ens. Burdick, Ch Gunner Condit,
Mach. Woodroof, Pinion, Seale., Kitchen
Cpl. and Arminger PFc.
Several new candidates have been
out, while those of you desiring a tryout,
see Mr. Condit.
An excellent feature of this fine
pistol range is that it is available
at all times for individual use, being
easily accessable, while the fee is only
10 cents per target. This affords a
fine opportunity for our pistol enthusiasts
who may find it hard to join
the ship's team.
Many of you old time Golden Grainers
may think men are old at 60, boys
young at 16. But: that isn't so with
" Red" Pinion or that " man of steel",
Slusarsky. " Red" says a man at sixty,
back thar in ole' Kaintuck, can pack
a 52 gal. keg of moon- shine across a
mountain, taste the contents and know
if said keg has a carpet tack with a
leather washer, on the inside. Possibly
you have all heard about the time that
" man of steel" fired the 8in battery
on the old Huron, all by himself, and
made an " E". Excuse me, his mess
cook helped him out on the second set,
but didn't cut in on the " E" money.
And this all happened at the tender
age of 16.
PISTOL TEAM NOTES
Daily workouts for the basketball
artists have commenced again at the
Army Navy " Y" in San Diego. Most
of the workouts will be in the evening,
to avoid interfering with ship's work,
and to insure cooperation of all hands.
Many of the ships in the harbor are
starting their practice, and have promised
to give the HOUSTON practice
games this coming week. Keen competition
is expected especially from
some of the light cruisers. When
practice games are scheduled far enough
in advance the word will be given
out on the ship, and it is hoped that
at least a few of the HOUSTON boosters
will come around to lend moral
C. P. O. CHATTER
Bj Hawk Eje
. NEWS OF FORMER SHIPMATES
It is rumored back in the Chiefs'
Quarters that maybe the petty officers
did score more runs, but several
of the chiefs claim the c. p. a. team
scored more hits on the keg. Those in
doubt consult Berry and Herrick.
Herrick had to choose from one of
the two, buy more clothes or reduce.
He is now on a diet.
Who said the Gunnery Sargeant
isn't a full fledged " G. G." He can be
seen each morning shining buttons,
etc., preparing to catch the 1315 boat.
" Frenchy" LaTour ranks as a charter
member of the " G. G." Society. No
matter what port, he is right there
when it is time to go " shore- side".
Johnny Johnson ( GSK- CSK) still
hasn't explained why no see for long
time? ? ??
Krueger returned from leave claiming
that his leave was devoted to
shooting Pheasants. The Mess Treasurer
dosen't believe the tale ' cause
Doc didn't even as much as bring
back a feather.
That reminds Hawk- Eye. Krueger
is trying to steal the Mess Treasurer's
blonde. Naughty Naughty - Doc.
We're wondering if Joe Phalon ever
bought his Grandpappy out of the
Dutch Arneberg can really scoff
corn- on- the- cob.
Redding is preparing for the Southern
We are wondering why Darr eats so
much pie? ?
See you next week, folks.
ly in turrets 2 and 3, is now on the
destroyer Overton and is anxious to
return to his old home, the " HOUSTON".
" Whimpy" Steve, BM1c, formerly
of the fantail division, now on the
Augusta, writes that China is still
the same except the exchange is Mex.
2.59 for $ 1.00.
" Snarfy Joe" Woodward, Ye02c,
former mail orderly, writes that Samoa
is fine in the dry season as it
rains only twice a day. Likes his new
duty and says some of our G. G. club
members wouid enjoy duty there.