COMSCOFOR SHIFTS FLAG
Vice Admiral E. H. Campbell, U.
S. Navy, whose staff we have now
aboard, is away on duty, but when he
returns we shall break his flag at our
main. To his staff, we extend a hearty
welcome and hope they find our ship
as comfortable as we find it and that
our actions will convey to them' the
true spirit that lives among the HOUSTONITES.
We are proud to fly your
flag, Commander Scouting Force, and
we hope you and your staff enjoy
your stay during the next three
The officers of the staff are: Vice
Admiral E. H. Campbell, U. S.
Navy, Comdr. Scouting Force.
Captain John Downes, U. S. Navy,
Chief of Staff. _
Captain Albert Norris, U. S. Navy,
Force Maintenance and Engineer Off.
Captain H. M. Bemis, U. S. Navy,
Force Operations Officer. .
Commander G. H. Fort, U. S. Navy,
Force Personnel Officer.
Lt.- Comdr. A. R. Early, U. S. Navy,
Damage Control and Force Athletic
Lt.- Comdr. W. A. Kitts, 3rd, U. S.
Navy, Force Gunnery Officer.
Lt.- Comdr. E. S. Earnhardt, U. S.
Navy, Flag Secretary and Comm. Off.
Lieut. H. E. Curts, U. S. Navy,
Force Radio Officer.
Lieut. Duncan Curry, Jr., U. S. Navy
Lieut. ( jg) T. R. Kurtz, U. S. Navy,
Comm. Watch Officer.
Ensign W. I. Bull, U. S. Navy,
Comm Watch Officer
Ensign J C. Myers, U. S. Navy,
Comm. Watch Officer.
Ens. J. L. Counihan, Jr. U. S. Navy,
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Mare Island ( Calif.) Navy Yard
CHRISTMAS PARTY PLANS
The Kid's Christmas Party is well
underway. Plans have been completed
and contributions received. Contributions
by divisions are listed below,
and published for the informati'on of
all hands to satisfy the interest taken
in this venture. No criticism is implied,
for some divisions being over
and others under quota, because the
contributions were voluntary as each
man could afford, and show a hearty
1st. $ 42.( 10; 2nd $ 47.00; 3rd $ 40.00;
4th $ 24.17; 5th $ 11.75; " A" $ 22.31;
" B" $ 14.00; " C" $ 28.00; " E" $ 20.00;
" F" $ 30.00; " H" $ 3.00; " M" $ 30.10;
" N" $ 6.00; " R" $ 9.37; " S" $ 14.20; " V"
$ 12.05; C. P. O. $ 17.00. Total $ 370.95.
Men desiring to have their children
on board for the party should
turn in the names to Comdr. Ingraham
immediately so that proper Pl'~ parations
can be made for'their entertainment.
A large Christmas tree
is going to be erected on board, with
lights, snow, ornaments, Santa Claus
and all. It is going to be' quite an
affair in the lives of si>.. 1: y- three Long
Beach children. .....
NEWS OF FORMER
' Ginger DeBoer, EM3c is now a
married. man and Quarter Master on
the Puget Sound Ferries. He says
that both jobs are, nifty.
Shelton, TC1c., is now on the IDAHO
and says she's a good sBip.
-.. There is no such thing as chance;
and what seems to us the merest accident
springs from the deepest source
of destiny.- Schiller.
.. Number XV
lub Facilities For Officers
It is requested that officers availing
themselves of club privileges
properly identify themselves, sign the
club register and do not sign chits.
All transactions on a cash basis.
San Francisco Commercial Club, 465
California Street. Telephone KEarney
5332. All officers.
Union League Club, 555 Post Street.
Telephone PRospect 7800. All officers.
Army and Navy Club, In Fairmont
Hotel, California and Mason Streets.
Telephone DOuglass 8800. The Army
& avy Club of San Francisco extends
a cordial welcome and guest
privileges to all officers of the Fleet
and their families during their stay
in San Francisco. The Club contains
lounge rooms, dining rooms, card and
writing rooms and bar. The Club is
open at 10: 30 a. m. daily. Luncheon
and dinner is served in the Club from
the Fairmont Kitchens at the following
prices: LULch 0.50 to $ 0.75. Dinner
$ 0.75 to $ 1.25. Informal Hops are
held each Saturday night from 9: 00
p. m. until 1: 00 a. m.
St. Francis Yacht Club, Yacht Harbor,
Marina, San Francisco. Telephone
WEst 2700. All Officers.
Mill Valley Tennis Club, Mill Valley,
Calif. Telephone Mill Valley 167.
Califomia Tennis Club, 2455 Bush
Street. Telephone WEst 8927. All officers--
cxcept Saturday and Sunday.
Telephone if courts are available.
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