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Tests at Temple University showcd
that Gershwin's " Rapsody in Bluc"
raised pulse, respiration, and blood
pressure, and that Weber's " Invitation
to the Dance" lowered them.
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It is a very interesting
at a certain point
it is both Sunday
and Monday at
the same time.
This peculiar situation
exists at the international date
line. As is the case with the time belts
where zones are of different times,
the date line serves on the same principle
with days. The line, known as
the 180th meridian is the starting' line,
so on one side it is Sunday while on
thc other it would be Monday. Ships
crossing the line must shift their time
a whole day; depending on the direction
as to whether the day is gained
The keel of a new 10,000 ton cruiser
was recently laid at the New York
avy Yard. This new cruiser addition
to the United States Navy will be
launched in the spring of 1938, and
is to be named the U. S. S. Helena, in
honor of the city of Helena, Montana.
Gus's Weekly Letter
( From Page 2.)
On 12 April 1934, there was a gust of
wind on the top of Mount Washington
in New Hampshire, which was recorded
at the rate of 231 miles per
Congress passed a bill on May 23,
1872, to the effect that sailors should
have their coffee served upon arising
in the morning.
wouldn't begin to thaw out in a body's
stomach afore the next hot spell."
Anyway, you know Sal, that my
thoughts where you're concerned don'
hold with truck like that sayin'.
GROUP " A"
( From Page 1.)
GROUP " B"
" S" Division 5
" R" Division 5
" F" Division 5
" A" Division 5
" M" Division 5
2d Division 5
" B" Division 6
" C" Division 6
4th Division 6
3d Division 6
" E" Division 6
5HN Division 6
1st Division 6
the better of him the othcr night too.
Nutting seems to think that those
music boxes are harder than his fists
since taking a swing at one last evening.
Oldberg probably thinks that one
family package would be enough. Boys,
boys! Do you take off like that every
pay night or is it just a long story?
Flash- Lowell " Long John" Ulrey
has just made the long rated red
stripes on his trousers. Nice going,
Lowell. Anyone having an extra ten
spot rolling up hill see No. 1 fight boy.
Now that the division baseball schedule
has been completed and half of
the division teams have been eliminated
another schedule has been arranged
which puts the three leaders
of each bracket in a round robin series
playoff. The fortunate teams that will
battle for the prize are the " B," " C,"
" 4th," " S," " R," and " F" division
in a let down in the quality of his
work. It's really easy to form a habit
of wearing clothes that will meet the
Set aside one or two sets of uniforms
perfect in every respect for
watchstanding and inspections because
it is then that you are particularly
judged, and act as a representative
for your ship and division. But above
all, be proud of your uniform.
Battalion Of Death Blasts
Here we are back in print again
after two weeks absence. Hope we
make it this time. That was a swell
game we played with the Fourth and
we should have won. " Pepper" Lambert,
our first bagger, was on his toes
the entire game and if " Snake- arm"
Grimes could have
thrown the ball within
reach of us it
would have been okay.
Also, the umpire
on the Fourth Division
team. Doc of
' the " H" Division,
sure talks a grand
game. And that if'n't
all, he plays like a bigleaguer
even if he didn't
have a glove. Nice
going, Doc. The quartermasters
-= ~ have the color of a
--=- - good ripe lemon. Not
even in the rooting section. If " Virgil"
Willis doesn't get his leave before long
there will be no need of getting it.
He wasted away eleven pounds in th' 3
last week. Don't worry so much, Buck,
she surely will wait for you.
Asa, you better quit thinking of
Junie In Ventura. We'll admit she is
nice looking and all but she wouldn't
want you to waste your life away for
her when she is away down there.
The First Soldier must be getting olu.
At last he is starting to smoke a pipe
and even an occasional cigar. He seems
to make all 48' s and 72' s tho. Pl. Sgt.
Johnstone reported aboard as relief
for Nitschke and we are all mighty
glad to have him with us. Hope he enjoys
his tour of sea duty aboard the
good ship Houston. Pvt. Lyke also reported
aboard for duty and says he
finds it much different than his six
years in the army.
Cigars are now in order from Mess
Sergeant Oldham. Nice going " Red."
A certain fellow that won the rifle
mateh out on the range last week is
still waiting for the beers from the
other five shooters. Our two days of
close and extended order drill went
very nicely except for the few soldiers
whose minds couldn't be kept on the
field. Kuschill, our erstwhile drummer
sure knows how to change the step
while on the march. You better stick
to the bugle lad. His beer almost got