Although the Marine and first enlistment
race- boat crews have been
organized for some time, lack of any
definite information as to the schedule
of races has prevented their working
up to racing condition. A set- back
was received by the soldier detchment
when several members of the crew
were transferred last week, and a temporary
loss will be occasioned by more
being sent to machine- gun school today.
Still another handicap is that
the stroke oarsman, Golaszewski, is
with the C. P. O. spud peelers for
this quarter, but it is expected to
have all hands in top- notch shape before
All positions are not taken on the
first enlistment crew and it is not too
late for any men so desiring to get
into the boat. At present there is
still a lot to be accomplished with
this crew, yet much improvement
has been shown these last two months.
McDonald and Lawson are rowing
stroke and number one starboard respectively
and they are backed by
several regular workers- out. However,
a race can't be won with those vacant
seats up in the bow and it is hoped
that some new huskies will show up
some coming field day- and continue
to show up. .,..•
This past Sunday the powerful Vestal
nine defeated the Northampton
in a hard fought baseball game. In
the last of the ninth the Northampton
went to bat with the Vestal leading
by a score of 2- 0. With one man on
base, a short hit into left field and an
overthrow from there to second, which
wasn't stopped until it rolled into
the stands off first base, brought in
one run for the Northampton. This
looked as if it was going to change
the outcome of the whole game; but,
the Vestal was successful in retiring
the next two batters before the man
on base could reach home. In spite of
the disagreeable weather there was a
large crowd of fans cheering both
The second game of the afternoon
between the Louisville and Chester
had to be called " no game" in the
second inning on account of rain.
THE BLUE BONNET
OSCAR'S OPUS NO. 4
Last night AY see a yelling horde
Vots crowded round a little board
Dey making lots of whoops and yips
Vhile coupla guys ban moving chips
Vun guy he skol be trowing dice
Vhile all dese birds say " Burp him tvice"
And later say uDa crazy twerp
He lIot no gerts, he didn't burp."
Den odder geeser roll da bones
And crowd skol making lots of groans,
Dey tal him " Yu skol getting burnt
Because yu ain't ban take a purnt."
Vun guy skol roll an Ace and Duce
Da odder guy say " Vats da use.
No vunder dat Ay getting stuck
Ven Yu ban having all da luck."
Dat feller roll Ace Duce vunce more
And crowd skol making awful roar,
And den Ay hearing somevun cry,
" Officer's Call, ve're standing by!"
But Ace Duce ain't ban rolled again
Da crowd ban madder dan vet hen,
Dey den say uGivem all yu got!"
And somevun answer up " Vit vot 1"
Odder guys ban making cracks,
" Butched, mangled, trow a sax I"
Dey tap vun feller on da dome,
And holler " Taking dat vun home!"
And as da little chips adwance
Da players ain't got haff a shance
Kibitzers har got full control
And taking sharge of every roll.
On last roll dey say " Didn't eat!
Vot a defeat, vot a defeat/'
And Ay skol hear vun feller skoff,
" It ban tie game, he got vun off."
NEWS OF FORMER SHIPMATES
Ashai Smith, Cox, formerly a familiar
figure on the Houston Comm
Deck is still doing duty at Annapolis
In a recent letter, Sax, SIc, former
well deck sweeper, stated that Macumber,
CY, former Ships Writer
and Fahey, BMlc are now awaiting
the commissioning of the Vincennes.
Shannahan, CBM, formerly chief
on the ship, is now CMAA on the
Burgess, QM2c, now on duty at
San Diego Naval Training Station,
is on the MAA force there and still
likes to make his liberties in Long
Pete Hansen SIc, former striker
in the 1st Lt's office writes that he
is progressing nicely in the Photographic
school at Pensacola, Fla.
USS Houston- IO- 24- 36- 900.
" PERSO AL APPEARANCE"
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have any desire to be a Communist " 1'
Red, but will join the " White" forces.
Gaile Beverly former star of
" Mayflowers", " New Moon" and
" Queen High", has been secured to
play the part of Joyce - lovely to look
at, but appealing to the men not
through the glamour of Hollywood,
but by her straight forward manner.
Cecile Nation - playing Gladys however
is carried away by the romance
of the movies and she is " nuts" about
everything pertaining to them.
Gwen Challacombe playing Aunt
Kate endeavors to hold all parties
within the proper limits according to
her version, while Sinclair Gannon
charms you in the part of Jessie,
Carole Arden's ward.
If you have a movie star, you always
have a public relations counsel _ in
this case Tuttle is played by Lieut.
Armstrong of the Navy - Try being
public relations counsel for a movie
star once and you will wish for a quiet
retreat in the South Seas.
Lieutenant Kenneth Jorgenson of
the Marines plays the part of Bud _
he is engaged to Joyce - or at least
believes so as he works away on automobiles
and tinkers with sound cameras.
Lieutenant Wade McClusky - an
aviator in the Navy is Carole's chauffeur
- and is harrassed and often embarassed
as Carole goes on her carefree
The play and players are excellent,
" Personal Appearance" should play
to a full house and the proceeds go
to an excellent cause - to the Navy
Relief Society. A donation will be
made to Local Community Chest and
In addition preceding the play San
Diego will see its first amatuer hour
with Hollywood Stars taking the place
of Major Bones. The best talent in
the enlisted force of the Navy and
Marine Corps are entered in the contest.
The finals will be held Saturday
night. Hollywood has tentatively promised
Hugh Herbert, Frank McHugh,
Dick Powell, and Pat O'Brien as
masters of ceremony for the " Major
Tickets are now on sale at the
Prices: 150, $ 1.00, $ 0.75, 0.50.