Volume I, Number 6.
U. S. S. HOUSTON
Flagship of the WorId
Moored to Pico Landing.
Long Beach, Calif.
30 February, 1945.
Working Division - Bartenders in
training ( 1st and 2nd teams).
Crew's Duty Section - None.
0900 Reveille. Awaken officer of the
deck. M. A. A.' s awaken gently.
give out portions of cold tomato
juice or beer, as desired.
0930 Turn to. String all Boatswain's
mates to yardarms.
Detail new boatswain's mates
0945 Send empty beer bottles to dock.
1000 Reveille for working party that
blew up the Second National
Bank last night. Take inventory
of blackjacks and machine guns.
1015 Mast report. Keelhaul " Bud"
Adams who dropped $ 1.50 of last
1030 Instructions at table No. 5 in
new end over end system of
1100 Paymaster will leave ship with
$ 10,000,000.00 to bail out men
caught in First National Bank
holdup. Place men on report
for improper performance of
1200 Pipe dinner. Dutch lunch will be
served at bar No. 2 for those
1215 Hang the Commissary Steward.
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Long Beach, California.
YOUR BOXING SQUAD
On Friday, 21 October, Harris won
a neat bout from a good lad at Wilmington
Bowl. Martin beat Bob Sterling,
giving such a good show that it
was rematched for the following Friday
evening- another decisive win for
our boy Martin. The bout Hodges vs
Frietas was called due to Major's
sickness, a postponement being effected
until Nov. 4, when they meet at
the Wilmington Bowl. Bob Sterling
was, incidentally, Martin's first lefthanded
On October 28 Holton fought Wayne
Penn. It was a clean KO on Penn's
part. It is wished that the ship's
company realize Holton fought his
best fight so far. He won each round
up to the one fatal punch which laid
him low. Arsenault, the trainer, says,
" Holton out- fought and out- boxed his
man up to the one fatal punch. All
credit to Wayne Penn. Any mistake
in that bout was my own." Buddy
Adams fought a rematch with the
boy he beat at the Olympic Stadium,
Julius Barney. Bud lost a very unpopular
decision, he seemed to take
Monday, October 31 at Santa Ana,
Martin lost the best fight of his life
to Fernie Backa, 1937 Examiner
Golden Gloves Welter Champ in the
main event. Also our old standby,
Aligo, fought a middle- weight, Sammy
Walker, winning every round.
What a man, 30 years old, going up
one class in weight to show up and
decisively beat a young and fresh
Amateur bouts after this Friday,
when Hodge meets Frietas, will be
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7 November, 1938.
WHAT IS A SUBMARINE?
A submarine is a length of sewer
pipe sawed off to suit and fitted with
various and sundry gadgets for making
war. The Bureau of Navigation
and civilians call them submarines;
the Navy calls them pig boats and
the guys what serves on them call
them D- X- 21- 00 and So's.
WHO DO SUBMARINES MAKE
They sneak up on an unsuspecting
ship and fire a torpedo into her like
an Indian ambushing a stage coach.
Most submarine men are born in the
after battery rooms of submarines in
New London, Conn.; that's why they
call them New London Indians.
WHAT DOES A SUBMARINE
On the outside it looks like a very
big five cent cigar only smells much
worse ( inside). It has two steel masts
which run up and down except when
they are needed and then the engineers
lay it on the electricians and the
electricians blame it on the engineers.
There is also a little pea- shooter
which in peace time is used for leaning
on and resting purposes by the
clean dungaree league ( deck force)
while the engineers are down below
slaving away on their rock crushers.
And then there is a little bridge
which looks like a Roman Chariot
with the wheels knocked off and about
fifteen square feet of air conditioned
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