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We wonder what a match between
the entertainers would be like. Too
bad the PORTLAND didn't send some
of theirs. The LOUISVILLE band
put plenty of heat into their numbers
and we know they would have won by
decision, K. O: and by fall. And did
you notice the cowboys we imported
for the event? We still can't figure
out how they got aboard, however the
program said it was Woodard, Hollis,
and that " cu'I'd man" " Red" from our
barbershop. Chapman apparently has
been understudy to Bing Crosby and
Guy Lombardo and we hope to hear
from him some more. And then what
ship would be complete without its
Filipino Band. Santiago, Barnzo, Tandero
and Ayap were on deck to do
honors and did them well. But the
best( ?) we heard was that rendition
of the " Man on the Flying Trapeze"
rendered by that famous " duet" Brickler,
Woods and Heyworth. Couldn't
you just see him flying? Ensign Lam-worthier
oponent than we thought
and won by a fall in three minutes.
Five tries on our part, no score, but
a bullseye for PORTLAND and good
bouts. Better luck for our boys next
To Fernandez and Burns we offered
no opposition and they won their
bouts by default. Schramm took up
the cudgel in the f(~ atherweight class
and went after Givetz but the PORTLAND
boy go; the decision. Then
came our first win of the evening
when Kline tangled with Smith and
brought the first point in for the
HOUSTON by winning the decision.
Mustain followed by taking on Ramsey,
but the PORTLAND boy was
beaten before the start. A bad leg
gave the bout to the HOUSTON on a
technical k. o. However that does not
detract from the glory that rightly
belongs to Mustain, believe me, that
boy shows the makings of a Fleet
Champion. In the last bout of the
evening, for a good long while no one
could guess who would come out on
top. The judges however came to
our rescue and gave the decision to
our handsome Kennedy over Hobbs
of the PORTLAND. bert stE! pped in with his trumpet and
believe you me that was no amateur
on the end of that horn. Couldn't you
just see him with derby, mutes, etc.
along with Paul Whitman's Band?
And last but not least we finally
heard " Subic" by our mail- holiermovie
string trio, Woodward, Kollmer
and Brown. Those boys tickle a mean
set of strings.
The gang though that probably put
out most ergs is that outfit pr!? perly
to be known as the " galley slaves".
Those boys didn't perform on the
stage, they did their work behind the
scenes. It's no fun rising every morning
at two or three to get meals for
560 empty stomachs and then hear
growls about this or that. Those boys
were not flashy, didn't get much applause,
but take my word for it, they
were just as important to the success
of that smoker as the Entertainment
Committee, the athletes who took part
in it, or the entertainers who filled
in between bouts. To the " s" division
our due recoginition with the rest.
The whole performance was what the
HOUSTON ought to be, fine hosts,
cheerful losers, and typical of what
is finest in the SERVICE.
Fall Series Run Off Toda,
It has come to notice that among
other sports on board a new team has
been organized and the boys hope
to bring new honors to the ship upon
our return to the West Coast. The
alley lads who compose the new entry
in the HOUSTON sports world are:
Brown, EM1c; Kirkpatrick, Slc; D<? Bri,
Y3c; Slodek, MM1c; Calhoun, S: c
Johnston, Slc; Schramm, Slc; Burger,
F2.::; Ellard, FC1c; Rica, MM2c. We
wish these boys the best of luck in
their new endea. v. o. r...
Due to the very inclement weather
the scheduled races for the fall series
were called off yesterday and will be
run some time today. In view of the
fact that this issue goes to press a
day ahead of date, we are unable to
give all the particulars of todays
events. We wish the HOUSTON crews
the best of luck and hope they bring
home the bacon.
Send the BLUE BONNET home.
New ideas can be good or bad, just
the same as old ideas.
- F. D. Roosevelt.
The basketball squad lost its first
game in a pre- season practice tilt
against the Marine Barracks lastTuesday
night on the laters floor.
The final score, 15- 37, was not indicative
of the brand of ball that the HOUSTON
played and it showed the Marines
to a decided advantage. Without
trying to pull the old alibi, we may
truthfully say that if we had been
in condition, had been used to their
floor and the uncertain lighting, the
score might have been different, not
necessarily meaning that the game
would have been won. 1st quarter
8- 10; first halI, 12- 20; third quarter,
15- 26; and end of game, 15- 37.
Douglas, O'Brien, guards; Bail',
center, Botterell, Nier, forwards, was
the starting lineup. Mustain, Davisson,
Rainey, Schrumm, Stipetic, Harding,
Thomas, and Stoddard all entered
the game and showed a god brand of
ball handling all around. Passing
needs improving and the biggest disadvantage
to date is the need of geting
into good physical condition, without
this, not much can be done.
LOSE PRESEASON GAME
Playing air- tight ball and allowing
one hit in eight innings, the HOUSTON
pill tossers weakened in the
ninth and allowed 6 runs to cross the
plate in the last frame. It may be
said to the boys credit that all the
hits were clean and not an error was
made. The SALT LAKE boys just
went into a hitting spree and connected
with enough pills to put the game
Shullenberger pitched heads- up ball
but was unfortunate enough to have
the opposition get his range and chalk
up hits. In the first eight innings the
backing was air- tight and the boys
were putting them out one two three.
We can truly say that the team is
coming along in fine style and the
forthcoming games are going to be
hard on the opposition. Good work.
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LOSES TOUGH ONE