_________ t u. s. s. Houston- 4- 15- 39- 2000.
The Seven Ages of Salty Sal
And so she can sleep, she's the tops of the heap,
But is she? Why, we'll never know.
For here is the riddle, who plays second fiddle
When MA'M CINCUS meets DAME C. . O.?
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Houston has a population of
334,000, and stands 26 with the rest
of the cities of the United States.
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The famed Texas
longhorn cattle are
dying out and not
being raised because
they are not good
The population of Texas as of
July 1937 was 6,172,000.
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There are 262,398 square miles
in land area alone in Texas, making
it larger than any of the following
European countries: France, England,
Germany ( Nov. 15, 1938), Spain, Finland,
Sweden, Norway, and Italy.
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An ENSIGN'S wife leads a helluva life,
Less than the dust is she,
The foot of the ladder - and what could be sadder
Than the snubbings by MRS. J. G.
Always a new tenant, poor LADY LIEUTENANT
Is never seen outside the " nook";
While babies are crawling and bawling and falling,
She studies her cookery book.
Grown stouter and grander, comes MADAM COMMANDER,
Can we stand her? Well, yes - to her face.
She looks down her nose at the other wives clothes,
Till the CAPTAI ' S wife shows her her place.
To the tune of the fife, swanks the proud CAPTAIN'S wife,
Nodding ( just here and there) to some pal,
But comes one she will fear: " Fancy meeting you here After
you, deah MADAME ADMIRAL."
Ah, at last Salty Sal, the Venerable gal,
Must be tops - but stay; we bethink us,
In that rarefied air which none of us dare
She is sunk by the wife of the CINCUS.
THE BLUE BONNET
Answers to Questions on Page 1.
Ratlines are lines secured between
shrouds to form a ladder.
Rat- tails are lead- ins from wireless
Rising is the fore and aft piece secured
to a boat's · frames on
which the thwarts rest.
Rouse means to get and layout for
use such as to rouse up cable
Rouse in means to haul in and lay
out free for running.
fell, there appeared the next morning
a blanket of beautiful blue flowersthe
Bluebonnets are blooming now.
A few miles to the west or northwest
from Houston they may be seen along
the roadside or on the soil of rocky
slopes. Occasionally sprinkled with
the deep orange of the " Indian paint
brush", whole fields display the bright
blue of the flower Texans love best.
History of the Houston
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for a fishing trip in southern waters
with President Roosevelt aboard. The
President embarked on 14 July at the
pier in Oakland. Shortly after the
Houston swung past the anchored
fleet in San Francisco Bay, thus allowing
the President to review the entire
assembled fleet. On 16 of July
the President again embarked aboard
the ship at San Diego and the Houston
steamed out of the harbor bound for
the fishing grounds. At Socorro Island,
Clipperton Island, The Galapagos
Islands, and Cocos Island fishing
was found to be excellent. On the 4th
and 5th of August the ship transited
the canal and after a brief stop at
Old Providence Island finally terminated
its voyage at Pensacola. Here
the Chief Executive bid goodbye. A
short trip to Norfolk, the trip around
to the West Coast via the canal to
the Navy Yard, and the short distance
to Long Beach, plus the gunnery and
other drills in the vicinity of Long
Beach, ended our wandering for that
On the fourth of January the
Houston set sail from Long Beach
with the fleet for the beginning of
Fleet Problem XX. Leaving the fleet
the Houston went to Key West where
the President boarded on February
18th for his fourth cruise on the Houston.
Fishing on this cruise was very
poor in comparison. Many Carribbean
ports and islands were visited; Guantanamo
Bay, Saona Island, Charlotte
Amalie ( St. Thomas Is., Virgin Is
· lands), Aves ( Bird) Island, Orangetown
( St. Eustatius), Culebra, V. I.,
Silver Bank, Mouchoir Bank, W. Caicos
Is. At Charleston, S. C., the President
Shortly after the President left
us the Secretary of the Navy came aboard
for a short two weeks cruise
in the same waters. The most interesting
port of this cruise was Shark
Island at Dry Tortugas, Fla. Here
Dr. Monk was imprisoned for setting
Wilkes Booth's broken leg after he
had shot President Lincoln. The Secretary
of the Navy left us in Miami,
Florida. Leaving Miami the Houston
went to Guantanamo Bay for maneuvers
before coming to Houston. ... ....
Azutch says that life is just one fool
thing after another: Love is just
two fool things after one another.
So, come all you free girls, and follow the sea, girls,
Where the waves have their ups and their downs.
Though the ladder is high, you'll climb up by and by
Where the Salty Sals sit with their crowns.