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1939-03-17 - Page 1. March 17, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1010/show/1006.

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Title 1939-03-17
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date March 17, 1939
Description Volume I, Number 6
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • At Sea
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 3
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript Volume I, Number 6 Stork Announcement At six o'clock on the morning of 14 arch, Ensign and Mrs. Billy Johnson were the proud recipients of a lusty bomb dropped by none other than that long legged and long billed bird, better known as the stork. The bomb weighs eight pounds, and from all reports is doing quite well under the appellation of Judith Ann - it being that kind of a bomb. Ensign Billy Johnson, who has stood up rather well throughout the crisis, blithly states that his tour of mid- watches and sail reefing are only beginning. Congratulations to both of the lucky parents. ..... Duty Changes for Officers Just before the ship left Guantan­amo Bay, Lt. Comdr. Farrar and Boatswain English said goodby to their many friends and shipmates aboard, saluted the Ensign for the last time as members of the ship's compliment, and walked down the gangway to a waiting boat. Lt. Comdr. Farrar will take transportation around to the West Coast aboard the Northampton. In San Francisco, he will meet his fam­ily and consequently take passage on a commercial ship to his new duty as commanding officer of one of the Hawaiian based destroyers. We wish him the best of luck in his new assign_ ment. All of us remember English as the leading Boatswain's Mate of the 1st Division. Recently he took the ex­aminations for a warrant officer com­mission and shortly afterward re­ceived notification of being placed on the list. The first duty of his officer career will be on the Pensacola. AT SEA Industrial Houston Houston is located at a rail cen­ter where rails and water meet. There is not the hiatus of long stretches of railroad, which put other cities at a disadvantage. This is the meeting point, the crossroads of commerce. Houston is far ahead of other Texas metropolitan cities in manu­facturing, retail sales, warehouse and railroad facilities. Probably Houston's most valu­able asset is her waterway. In the early days when small sidewheel steamers plied the placid waters of Buffalo Bayou, this waterway was Houston's only medium of communi­cation with the outside world. Since the completion of vast improvements which transformed the sluggish, nar­row- banked bayou into a deep water channel, Houston has rapidly estab­lished herself as one of the great ports of the nation. More than $ 42,000,000 has been spent by the Federal Government and the citizens of Houston and Harr­is County for improvement work which resulted in the ports creation. Of this amount, approximately $ 11, 000,000 represents the cost of con­struction of harbor facilities. Additional improvements have been created by private entrprise at a total estimated cost of $ 200,000,000. Though the first export shipment from the port of Houston was made in Nov., 1919, the Houston Ship Chan­nel was open for coastwise traffic in 1915. In this latter year there was one industry located on the waterway. It was a rather small concern manu­facturing agricultural fertilizer. To­day there are 52 industrial plants on the ship channel area with an esti­mated capital investment of more ( Continued on Page 2.) 17 March 1939 Secretary of avy Cruises With Houston The Secretary of the Navy and his party boarded our ship in Charles­ton, S. C. at approximately nine thir­ty o'clock last Saturday morning. Soon after, all lines were cast off, and with the pilot aboard, the .' h · ) slowly swung to the current. In a matter of a little better than an hour the Houston emerged from the Coop­er . River to point its bow almost due South. Once again, we travel the same waters. The Houston officers and men welcome the Secretary of the ' uvy and his party aboard. We trust the cruise will be as enjoyable to them as it is to us. The Secretary's party include: Captain John R. Beardall, aide to the Secretary; Captain Edgar L. Woods, medical aide; Mr. Archibald Oden. Secretary to the Secretary; and T. L. Kinder, CPhM( PA). - Announcing the Publication of Slaughter Among the Icebergs Owing to the strange popularity of Gus's phenomenal style and his versatility of imagination and the verisimilitude of his subject matter to the pseudo- scientific story, it was suggested that his recent serial in the Blue Bonnet be printed in Book form. They can be obtained at the print shop. Gus has written orne very fine articles for the Blue Bonnet. Slaught­er among the Icebergs was one of a long list of his literary efforts. He has notified the Blue Bonnet of more tories to com so watch your fav­orite weekly for them.