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1939-04-06 - Page 4. April 6, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1020/show/1019.

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(April 6, 1939). 1939-04-06 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1020/show/1019

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Title 1939-04-06
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date April 6, 1939
Description Volume I, Number 8
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 4 _________ t U. S. S. Houston-- 4- 6- 39- 1500. Ellis Island Dialogue aturalization Inspector: " Next?" Foreigner: " Who, who me?" .1.: Born? For.: Yes, sir. N. I.: Where? For.: Europe. N. I.: What part? For.: All of me. .1.: \ Vhere were your forefathers born? 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 States. For.: Oh, they loaned all that to Eur­ope. N. I.: Now, do you promise to support the constitution? For.: Aw , have a heart. How can I? I already got a wife and fourteen kids. ••• Answers to Questions on Page' 1. ( Continued from Page 1.) The Pinrail is the rail into which belaying pins are stuck to secure signal halliards. 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". : 4 •• The stinger of a bee is about 1/ 32 of an inch long. The other foot and a half is imagination. THE BLUE BONNET Lobster's Lament 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 lotion. 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! ...... Easter Sunday ( Continued from Page 2.) 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. .11 .. Azotch says that a calf on a curve isn't half as dangerous as a curve on a calf. E+ " I'm fed up on that", said the sail­or's baby as he pointed to his high­chair. E+ 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 electrically propell­ed and controlled battleship in the world. She has since been changed to tur­bine drive. 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 on Sally.