EW OFFICERS ORDERED
During this past week word has
been received that three new officers
are being ordered to the Houston this
spring. Lieutenant Arthur A. Ageton,
now on duty at the Naval Academy,
has been ordered to report to the
Houston on or about 7 June. Second
Lieutenant James C. Murrary jr.,
USMC. has been ordered to report about
the middle of April as a relief
for Mr. Williamson. Aviation Cadet
John P. Jones, U. S. N. R. has been ordered
to the Houston unit of VS
Squadron Nine upon completion of
his course of instruction at Pensacola.
He will report about 12 April.
SCOUTI G FORCE WEATHER
ME JOIN HOUSTON
Thls past Thursday the Scouting
Force Aerological Unit attached to
ComCruScoFor reported aboard the
Houston where they will remain during
Commander Cruisers stay in the
Houston. This party consists of
Lieut. Francis L. Black, Aerological
Officer; James B. Chamberlain, C.
Aerog.; Fred B. Chase, Aerog. 1c
Robert W. Green, Aerog. 3c.; Boyd A.
Omang, Sea 1c.; Charles C. Herold,
Sea 1c.; and George F. Wall, Sea 1c.
The Houston takes pleasure in welcomening
these people aboard and
hopes that they will give us some good
ARMY AND NAVY STAMPS
A four- cent stamp will be the next
in the Army- Navy series and will be
issued at Washington, March 23rd.
Stamp collectors desiring first- day
cancellations may send addressed
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Long Beach, Calif., 13 March, 1937.
A request was received the other
day from the members of the heavy
cruisers wrestling enteries in the AllNavy
finals to be held at San Diego,
20 March, asking the Houston squad
to help them in their preparations
for their quests for belts. This was
a complimentary welcome opportunity
for our grapplers to gain valuable experience.
They will work out at the
field house, Long Beach, until the AllNavys
are held at San Diego. The
heavy cruiser entries are: Bonyea
( Pensacola) 1181bs, Haller ( Minneapolis)
1451bs, and Roos ( Portland)
165lbs. Roos has an excellent prospect
of copping an All- Navy belt.
The Houston squad will profit by
this and with prospects of another
All- Service tournament at the San
Pedro Y. M. C. A. they will be better
prepared for the cruiser eliminations
next year. This last season they lacked
experience, bat nevertheless gave the
seasoned veterans of the other ships
plenty of competition. This year the
San Francisco won the cruiser wrestling
Iron Man points. Strange to say
the Houston and San Francisco had
a practice workout in Vallejo prior
to the official bouts in which the Houswon
six out of eight matches. However,
the San Francisco was in the
Base Force group and had smooth
sailing up to the cruiser semi- finals.
Thus placed six entrees in the semifinals.
The Houston met squads from
the Portland, Pensacola and Indianapolis,
ships that always have strong
With a break or two in the pairings,
a little more experience and some
candidates from the Engineer's force
next year, the s1uad should cop some
Iron Man points.
VICE ADMIRAL TARRANT
TO SHIFT FLAG
During this next week Commander
Scouting Force, Vice Admiral W. T.
Tarrant, will shift his flag to the
Indianapolis and later in the week
Commander Cruisers, Scouting Force,
Rear Admiral E. B. Fenner, will shift
his flag from the Astoria to the Houston.
Tuesday, 16 March, a tender will
come alongside and the Indianapolis
will come along the opposite side of
the tender. The change will be effected
across the tender. In last week's
Issue of the " Blue Bonnet" it was
stated that the present flag would remain
aboard; but, the early return of
the Indianapolis necessiated a change
in his plan.
In bidding farewell to Admiral Tarrant,
his staff and Flag Personnel the
Houston does it with sincere regret.
During the eleven months that they
have been aboard we have come to
look upon them as fine shipmates and
we all hope that some day we can again
make a cruise to- gether. - TRAVEL OF DEPENDENTS
It has come to the attention of the
Bureau that in a number of cases
those who have been transferred to
or from vessel on the west coast,
having home yards on the east coast,
and home ports on the west coast,
did not recieve as much as they expected
in the way of reimbursement
for travel of their dependents.
The allowances are based upon certain
definite rules which may be summarized
( A) The law contemplates that the
dependents are at either the home
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