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Ellis Island Dialogue
aturalization Inspector: " Next?"
Foreigner: " Who, who me?"
For.: Yes, sir.
N. I.: Where?
N. I.: What part?
For.: All of me.
.1.: \ Vhere were your forefathers
For.: I only had one.
N. I.: Why did you leave Europe?
For.: I couldn't take it with m~.
.1.: Now, where's Washington?
For.: He's dead.
N. I.: I mean the capitol of the United
For.: Oh, they loaned all that to Europe.
N. I.: Now, do you promise to support
For.: Aw , have a heart. How can I?
I already got a wife and fourteen kids.
Answers to Questions on Page' 1.
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The Pinrail is the rail into which
belaying pins are stuck to secure
Pintles are small straight pieces
of metal secured to the rudder and
fitting into gudgeons of very small
boats to support the rudder and form
a pivot for it.
Portuguese men- o'- war are a
type of sea fish which has a fin projecting
above the water like a sail.
It is of the jellyfish class.
" Puddin is the padding about the
middle of a strongback to prevent
chaffing between the boat that is
gri! lped in and the strongback.
Rake is the angle at which the
masts are inclin. e. d.. to. the keel.
Tonnage is figured as mean displacement.
If a blond whose tonnage
is 130 pounds- in the proper placesgoes
past a liberty party and fifty
necks are put out of joint, that is an
example of what the Navy means by
" mean displacement".
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The stinger of a bee is about 1/ 32
of an inch long. The other foot and a
half is imagination.
THE BLUE BONNET
By your hearty look I see
You are feeling hale this morning.
Boy, before saluting me
Listen to a word of warning.
Shout a greeting loud and high,
Grip my fingers till they crack,
But,- unless you wish to die-
Don't you slap my sunburnt back!
Yesterday, each passing tide
Saw me basking by the ocean.
All last nite I lay and fried,
Smeared with with seven kinds of
When I've blistered, peeled and healed
I'll endure your hearty thwack.
Meanwhile- or your doom is sealedDon't
you slap my sunburnt back! ......
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our new clothes and starting the new
year afresh. Easter parades of new
fashion. Perhaps we go to church
to see the new Easter bonnets and
the adornment that all wish to show
for the coming year. Growing still
older and taking on greater responsibilities,
the immense enjoyment of
preparing an egg hunt for our own
and the neighbor children, that really
sublime enjoyment gained from giving
pleasure to others, is ours. Our
children have grown, left us and old
age comes. With reflective memory
of years gone by the comprehension
of Christ's sacrifice for the world and
man symbolizes the everlasting rebirth
of life and the reality of eternity.
Azotch says that a calf on a curve
isn't half as dangerous as a curve
on a calf.
" I'm fed up on that", said the sailor's
baby as he pointed to his highchair.
Confucius - He who sits on a needle
in a haystack may not see the point
at first but will get it in the end.
A drunk, navigating with one
foot in the gutter and the other on
the walk, was arrested. Demanding
to know the cause of his arrest, he
was told. " Thank God," he replied,
" I thought I was lame."
The U. S. S. New
Mexico was the first
battleship in the
world. She has since
been changed to turbine
The United States Navy Yard
at Portsmouth, Virginia, has had the
unusual distinction of having been
under 5 different flags: BritiSh, Virginia
Colonial, State of Virginia, Confederate
States and now the United
States of America.
The Canadian fleet consists of
four destroyers on the Pacific coast
and two on the Atlantic coast.
That Texas has l> een under a
succession of 6 different flags: French,
Spanish, Mexican, Republic of Texas,
Confederate, and United States?
That the world's largest cotton
presses are located in Houston; that
the world's largest petroleum refineries
are in Houston, Texas City, and
Port Arthur; that the world's largest
oilfields are those of East Texas?
It takes as much energy to speak
one hundred words as it does to walk
ten steps. This, medical authorities
say, explains why gossipers complain
that they are tired after they have
done nothing more than sit and talk.
Sally Rand, famous dancer, now
sells balloons to the government. In
her enthusiasm for bigger and better
balloons Sally had a 6 foot one made
to order, and paid for the expensive
aluminum mold required to manufacture
them. The U. S. Weather Bureau
had been looking for just such
balloons for sending weather reading
instruments into the upper air, and
the U. S. Navy wanted them for target
practice, but the budgets of both
departments prohibited the cost of
the molds. So now both services depend