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Long Beach, Calif., April 25, 1936 Number XVI
EWS OF FORMER SHIP fATES
In a recent letter our former bowling
team captain, R. L. Kirkpatrick,
SIc., · tated he wa~ well situated
on his new station, Annapolis, Md.,
and expected to have a pleasant tour
of shore duty.
l\ 1any of our former shipmates are
on duty there, so he states, and they
all ~ end their best wishes to the crew
of the good ship HOUSTO .
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Balboa Dry Dock, one of the largest
in the world.
Administration Building, Executive
headquarters of the Panama Canal.
Gorgas ( formerly Ancon) Hospital,
One of the largest in the world. Has
made wonderful contributions toward
eliminating Malaria, Yellow Fever,
and other tropical diseases.
hagres River, the feeder for Gatun
l. ake.- 37 miles drive by way of
Gamboa; 25 miles via the wonderful
Madden Dam road through forest
Pacific Coast Defenses, Fort Amador
and Fortified isl~ nds-- 2 miles
drive from · " Y". Causeway connecting
these Islands was made from dirt
taken from Culebra Cut.
National Theater, here the World's
great visiting artists entertain the
people of the Republic of Panama and
of the Canal Zone.
National Palace, the headquarters
for the National Govel'l1ment of the
Republic of Panama.
National Institute, Panama's leading
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Annual observance of the Mother's
Day Movement will be held throughout
the United States on Sunday, May
10, 1936. Attention of all avy and
Marine Corps personnel is invited to
the significance of l\ 1other's Day : l11J
to the duty that exists for each one
rendering tribute to his mother. Every
man who can should visit his mother
on that day if she is living and letters
should be written where it i impractible
to be at home.
OFFICER PERSO EL
Lieutenant H. D. Felt, USN., received
orders this week detaching him
in June to VJ Squadron 2F for duty.
VJ Squadron 2F is based on board the
U. S. S. WRIGHT.
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Lieutenant ( jg) W. W. Pierce,
( ChC), U. S. Navy, has received orders
detaching him from all active
duty to become effective prior to departure
of the HOUSTON on maneuvers.
Chaplain Pierce reported aboard the
HOUSTON on March 6, 1936.
NAVY RELIEF SOCIETY
WHAT IS THE AVY RELIEF
DOl G WITH YOUR MONEY?
During the past year of 1935, it
gave in monthly allotments the sum of
$ 63,485.45 and in addition sent to
Auxiliaries to meet emergencies th
sum of 32,742.73.
HOW MUCH DID IT LOA. A D
HOW MU H DID IT RECEIVE I
During 1935 it loaned, without in(
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WHAT TO SEE 0
ZONE AND I
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TRAI I G COURSES
A new system of issuing training
courses for the rating of Seaman first
class has been devised by the Bureau
of Navigation which requires the issue
of the above . courses to three different
individuals in succession. There are
three Progre s Exam Books furnished
with each text book for Seaman
first class. Therefore, when the Div.
Officer issues a training course to one
of his men, that man is expected to
complete his course as quickly as
p:) ssible and he is required to return
the text book to his Division Officer
before he is given the examination.
All hands are reminded that these
text books are printed at great expense
by the Bureau of avigation
and that they are loaned to men to
prepare them for advancement. They
are not the property of persons to
whom they are loaned and must be retlll'l1ed
to the officer who issued them.
This vessel now has on hand twenty-
five new seaman first class training
courses and seventy- five Progress
Examination books available for
issue. ' Vhen you have completed your
Progress As ignments and arc ready
for your examination for the course,
report to your Divi ion Officer, turn
in your text book to him and he will
give you your final examination in the
cour e. All men now having Seaman
first class text book and having
completed the course are advised to
return the text books to their respective
division officers. This is essential
if we are to have enough
training courses to prepare eligible
men for Sea1c., during the coming