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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy,W. C., assistant editor; Blaffer, Cecil, assistant associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1939-04-22 - Page 1. April 22, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 13, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1030/show/1026.

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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy,W. C., assistant editor; Blaffer, Cecil, assistant associate editor. (April 22, 1939). The Blue Bonnet 1939-04-22 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1030/show/1026

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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy,W. C., assistant editor; Blaffer, Cecil, assistant associate editor, The Blue Bonnet 1939-04-22 - Page 1, April 22, 1939, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 13, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1030/show/1026.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1939-04-22
Creator (Local)
  • Johnston, J. P. M., editor
  • Leedy,W. C., assistant editor
  • Blaffer, Cecil, assistant associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Pipp, M. A., circulation
  • Essy, E., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • At Sea
Date April 22, 1939
Description Volume 1, Number 10
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
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 1 Number 10 A Dentist's Nightmare Lieut. ( jg) Carl A. Schlack ( DC) was relieved Friday this week by Lieut. ( jg) James L. Wanger ( DC) and left at once for Washington, D. C., where his new assignment will be at the Naval Dental School. Before going, Dr. Schlack wrote this skit which follows, printed here now as his parting words to the ship. • • • • Scene: Stage shows littered dental office. Cleaning gear, boxes, etc. take up much of the deck space. Patient arrives at office with swollen jaws, moaning, and moving head from &; de to side. Sits on box near door. Few seconds later Doctor Schlack arrives dressed in dungarees carrying a big book with " Damage Control" printed on the cover. Walks very briskly and apparently full of pep. Dr. Schlack: " Well, well, well. Cood morning, good morning, gaol mOl. 1 ing. Sorry to have kept you waiting but I've just finished inspecting the bilges and now I am ready for you. ( Looks at the patient with a question­ing look.) Is anything wrong or have you come for a chat?" ( Patient gets up, points to his mouth and utters unintelligible sounds.) Dr. Schlack : " Well, well, well, that's fine ( beams all over and rubs his hands together) step right over to the chair." ( Both try to get over to thE chair around strewn gear.) Dr. Schlack: " Looks like this junk has been piling up for quite some time. Strange, I was only in here last month." ( After stumbling over boxes flnally seats patient in dental chair. Patient is groaning and moving head ( Continued on Page 2.) At Sea Navy Experiments With Boats ~ he avy Department is taking steps designed to replace the pres­ent 28- ft. wooden motor whale boat ' Nih a 3D- ft. all steel power boat c::; p­able of n: aking a minimum speed or t,; elve statute miles per hour. Bids on the boats were opened in the Navy . ucpartment on September 30th. Spec­ificat. ions call for a boat which will <, 0. c::: ecl 9,000 Ibs. exclusive 01 gas­a ine. It would be capable of carrying a maximum of eighty gallons of gas­oline. It is the Navy Department's ir. ­tention to acquire th' ee of the boats iJr e.-: perimental P, hp;) SCS. Pri narily for use in 1' 0, gh e'~ posel sea, the boat ;-,. 11 have to be light of \\ eight with a ;' O;) J stabiii. y, to ome throug; l t: le f, Ul'f in anything leis ': 11: 1: 1 st'Ll1 0.1­titions. It must be capable of gr;) unJ­ing on the beach, remaining on the beach in an upright condition, and of retieating from the beach under her oJ: in p: nver assisted by hauL:!.,; 0- 1 a sterll anchor by means of a u" n Ninch. The JO- It. boats will have a beam of eight fee, six inches with a bur- foot depth amidships anJ capable of carryir; g- a load of 5,000 poundo, including a line in the open sea under ordinary conditions. It would have a relatively flat bottom without pro­jecting keel, a semi- tunnel and a pointed stern. .... fhore Radio Stations Active With 36 naval radio traffic sta­tions in active commission, the total traffic handled by the Naval shore radio system during the fiscal year (; nding 30 June 1938, was estimated to be 176,215,717 words. An estimated 47 percent of this was for other gov­ernment departments. 22 April 1939 Lieut.- Comdr. Maher Relieves As Gunnery Head On Sunday, 16 April, Lieut.- Comdr. A. L. Maher took over the duties of Gunnery Officer, relieving Lieut.- Com­dr. W. J. Strother, Jr., who had serv­ed this ship in that capacity since April, 1937. Lieut.- Comdr. Strother left immed­iatel;¥ for Long Beach, California. He will proceed from there to Honolulu, T. H. to report in May for duty as Aide to the Commandant of the 14th 1 Taval Distr: ct. Lieut.- Comdr. Maher Ca711e to the Houston from the duty in the U.~. S. Pennsylvania as Assistant Fire Con­el'ol Offeel', though most of his pre­v: ous assignments have been in des­L. oycrs. For three years prior to 1938 PC '; as an instructor in the Depart­.,: c. 1L of Seamanship and Navigation at th::! ~ ' aval Academy at Annapolis, :,: aryi. l! 1J. Before that he served on .,~ i siatic Station, successively as exccutive oftcer of a gunboat, the U. S. S. Guam, and of a destroyer, the U. S. S. Bulmer. The new Gunnery Oftcer's home is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, although he says he has hardly been there for 20 years. Because of his experience in small ships, he declares that among larger ships " a cruiser is more to my liking. She moves faster than a bat­tleship." ...... What Are The Following? ( Answers on Page 4.) Scotchman Scotchman hook Shears Sheet Shank painter