Out of the Ozone
News of our stay in Houston
has been very plentiful so far, undoubtedly
lots more will follow.
McCarty, P. P. O., is feeling pret-ty
stuck up these days. All these
visitors want his autograph. It must
be great to be a policeman.
Pardner Meadows is having a
great time in Houston. Says he has
seen every movie in town. You should
try the roller skating ring next Pardnero
For all the latest dope on ice
skating see Cheek, ship's barber. Sonja
Henie doesn't have a thing on him
when it comes to cutting figures on
ice skates. Guglietti, FC2c, isn't any
slouch at it either.
Hart, our 2nd Division Casonova
doesn't seem to have lost his technique
after all. What was it you said
she had Harry? A Pierce Arrow or
a Rolls Royce.
I hear it has been suggested to
Hearst to wear a baseball mask shoreside
from now on.
Not a bad idea there.
This item is not official, but
from latest reports it looks like wedding
bells for our ever popular boatswain's
mate " Whitey" Wellborne. If
its true, congratulations Whitey.
Hasty has a nice looking shiner.
He even has a new story on how it
happened. He slipped on a wet deck.
He didn't say where the wet deck
was but draw your own conclusion.
The Houston is a good ship after
all, isn't it Claytor?
Flash! Jim Brady, an Executive
Officer's yeoman, was married while
on leave here in Houston. I know the
ship's company joins the Blue Bonnet
staff in wishing the best of luck
to the newly- weds.
I can see why Bickley was so
anxious to get to Houston. Congratulations,
fellow, how about the cigars?
And give our regards to your
newly wed wife.
THE BLUE BONNET
Jimmy Cash has that far away
look in his eye now. Love certainly
must be grand.
Our battling Polock certainly has
a way with the women. It must be
those lovely blue eyes and those lazy
Gregerich, C. M. M., claims that
Podner Meadows of the Forward Engine
room is hs grandson.
One reason why Houston, Texas,
is so popular with the ship's company
is that Houston and Charleston have
the same theme song. " It Makes No
Difference Now." Trust Hattemer and
Hardesty to find that out. Well Shipmates?
Another week and more news.
I hope to see you in my column then,
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The Houston's own strumming,
singing Seagoing Hillbillies ( no flour
advertisement) brought the songs
of Texas home to Houston on Thursday
this week when they appeared to
entertain the Houston Rotary Club.
The club had invited Vice Admiral
Andrews and the ship's officers to a
luncheon at the Rice Hotel on that
The talented Seagoing Hillbillies,
featuring " Dave" Davenport, M. M. 2c,
Claude Osborne, Sealc, Ray Kelly,
Sealc, and Wilson Lynn, Sea2c, have
figured prominently in several ship's
smokers in the past, one of which was
presented before President Roosevelt.
In Norfolk, a single radio performance
brought them a measure of
fame, demonstrated by numerous fan
Gopher: That which when you sep
a pretty girl you do.
Professor: One who talks in someone
Powdered Sugar: The girl friend when
she's all made up to go out.
Hangover: Something which if you do
not do over a bar J'ou won't have.
Vegatable Soup: Hash, only looser.
The Art of Wearing Phones
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and do not become cauliflowered, a
capital achievement. Loud noises can
not be heard over the phone, such as
an impatient caller yelling and testing
his station. The principle of the
method is that only noises loud enough
to cause vibrations in the skull
structure can be heard. Often times
it is difficult to make a noise loud
enough for that hence the necessity
of having to use the ship service
Stop a moment and see the efficiency
of this system; all sounds enter
the system so all can be fully informed
of the situation, yet only those
loud enough to penetrate bone can be
heard. The bones of the head are a
filter, a check valve, for all unnecessary
Another scene in which the maestro
takes his cue and comes through
with flying colors, the bridge or plot
where there are several people wearing
phones. In order to be available
to all hands, he visits all and looks
over their shoulders or merely wanders
around and amongst the instruments,
trailing his cord behind him.
At the end of his travels he has very
little left to trail. He is wanted immediately
on the other side. A mad
dash is made retracing his circuitous
path, bumping into everyone and fi],
ally arriving much too late to be at
all useful. A much more effective
method is to talk to several of the
talkers and walk around them two or
three times while talking so as to get
the cords intertwined. Poor devils:
they don't know what he was doing
and are they surprised when he starts
to move and finds that they are well
tied to the closest upright. Then too,
if when he can't travel very far and
he has become tired of twiddleing his
thumbs, he sees how many times he
can turn around without getting dizzy.
This gets the cord in kinks and
snarled up so that the next inexperienced
talker can spend the major
part of his watch undoing your masterpiece.
Some things should be read once
and forgotten, others read twice and
mulled over, and others thoroughly,
carefully read and mentally digested.
Study the maestro, figure out his actions,
consider the matter pro and
con, then pattern your own ideas and
see if you wish to follow his lead.