* U. 5.5.
Volume I, umber 3.
WRESTLING TEAM LOOKS GOOD
Last week the boxers received some
; veIl deserved publicity for the showing
they have been making in amateur
meets in outhern California.
S:: ene of their fistic endeavors while
hey are training for their bouts is
the starboard side of No. 2 messing
compartment. Nothing was said concerning
the other side of this sea going
Every night while the ship is at
sea onlookers have seen a mat spread
<. ut on the port side, and on it locked
in various muscular grips, sweating,
heaving men are trying to pin each
ocher down. This is the wrestling
squad. From the big turnout and
the enthusiasm being shown the ship
should be well represented in this
compartment during the coming competitions.
When our meets with the
rest of CruDiv 4 ( plus the Vestal)
start in the latter part of November
all hands will see a wrestling team
which they can be justly proud of.
As it is necessary that watches be
frequently rearranged so that all
members of the squad get in their
workout at the scheduled time other
men standing these watches for them
at such times deserve special credit
too. It is only through their help
that a successful team can be built.
The following roster of the squad
shows that every weight will have
Bryant, Drover 126
Keimel, Harvey, Livingston 135
Davis, Arthur, Adkins, Owens 145
Henry, Vassar Heavy
Long Beach, California.
Lt- Comdr., S. L. Slade, U. S. N.
THE CHINESE NAVY
Believe it or not- it is less difficult
to enlist in the U. S. Navy than it is
to enli t in the Chinese Navy.
The Chinese Navy is manned mainly
by natives of Fukien Province.
This province is on the rugged southern
coast and is peopled largely by
seafaring persons who skillfully navigate
their clumsy appearing junks
through all kinds of weather.
The ships of the Navy are small,
and range from slow, ancient vessels
to swift new ones. China has her
own building program and is continually
launching some type of Naval
vessel. Her Navy is maintained
for the purpose of suppressing pirates
and smugglers; and quelling
disorders among her own people. All
the ships are coal burners, and it is
quite a common sight to see several
deck hands busily engaged in placing
leggings on the main mast on getting
underway. These " leggings" are a
canvas cover, laced onto the mainmast
to protect the paintwork from
flying burning cinders and soot.
The uniform of the enlisted men is
of a lightweight denim, and of various
shades of blue; all according to
the number of times it has been wash · ·
ed. It is built along the accepted
" sailor" style of clothes. The trousers
are invariably too short, and
usually reach to about three inches
above the ankle. The flat hats are
alway at least four sizes too small
for the wearer. The sailors are very
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18 October 1938.
MORE " E's" IN THE FUTURE
Turret III and Guns No. 2 and 3
got their " E's" as all know and as
all expected. The " E's" will remain
with them until the firing of next
year when hash marks are to be added.
The " E's" do improve the ship's
appearance. It is said that a man
expresses his personality in the color
of his socks and necktie. The HOUSTON
is now showing its personality
with three " E's" on her sides. Not
only are they " E's" but they are " E's"
of distinction. Turret III is the number
one turret of the cruisers and the
five inch battery stands second in
The short range practice as a
whole on the HOUSTON stands out
in that there were no casualties in
either the main or secondary battery
during the whole of the firing and
no buzzers were missed by any gun
or turret. With such a start it will
be easy to go through the gunnery
season with hits, high scores, and no
YOUR BOXI G SQUAD
Having been to sea for a week for
gunnery there was not much opportunity
to arrange bouts for the lads
ashore. One of our lads, however,
Christiansen, fought a boy named
Timmy Hill last Friday nite, 3 Oct.,
to win. The entire go Chriss fairly
left- handed hi opponent out of the
ring. He might have had a KO in
his record in place of a decision, if
he'd used that right hand, which he
has and a good one.
This week Holton meets Wayne
Penn, who has , von hi last five or
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