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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 2. April 22, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1030/show/1027.

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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 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1030/show/1027

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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 2, April 22, 1939, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 20, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1030/show/1027.

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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
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
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Transcript -: THE BLUE BONNET :- Editor: Ensign J. P. M. Johnston 2 A weekly publication of the ship's com­pany of the U. S. S. Houston, Captain G. N. Barker, US. N., Commanding and Com­mander C. A. Bailey, U. S. N., Executive Officer. A Dentist's Nightmare ( Continued from Pace 1.) Norway - Yes We Love This Land Of Ours. Russia - The Internationale. Italy - Garibaldi's Hymn. Roumania - National Air ( 1862). Spain - Hymne de Riego, a battle song. Brazil - Hymn of the Republic. Chile - Dulce Patria. Equador - Salve, 0 Patria. from side to side.) Dr. Schlack: ( After seating patient in chair.) " What condition are we in, Baker or Affirm? Are your hatches Logged down or are they open and running? ( Looks around chair.) Yep, no leaks." ( Looks around the office for instruments and pulls out mis­cellaneous tools, large and full of dust. Begins humming " Happy Days Are Here Again". After dropping the tools all over the deck and picking them up again asks patient:) " Are you an officer or a gentle­man - er, er, er, I mean an officer or an enlisted man?" ( Patient mum­bles incoherently.) Dr. Schlack: " An officer eh! ( Again sings " Happy Days Are Here Again", calls for his corpsman.) When were these instruments last sterilized?" Corpsman: ( Entering) " They were sterilized after cutting up the Presi­dent's catch of fish on the last cruise." Dr. Schlack: " Guess they're sterile e­nough. Get me my surgical gloves." ( Corpsman brings a pair of asbestos gloves. Dr. Schlack adjusts them on his hands.) Dr. Schlack: " Now then ( to patient) open your mouth wide." ( After look­ing for a while and mumbling ' bore clear' begins stuffing cotton, instru­ments, etc. into the patients mouth. When mouth is full to capacity) " Open wider please." ( Stuffs more material into mouth. Corpsman begins dozing off in chair.) Dr. Schlack: " Now I will have to ask you a few questions. Do you have buzzing sounds in your ears? Have spots 1: lefore your eyes? Do you feel " Continued on Patre 3.) THE BLUE BONNET Sing Something Simple Leaving Houston with many hopes of returning and many sorrows of having to leave, the officers and crew hope for a return in the not too dis­tant future. Not to belittle Texans, or visitors of any state, still a landlub­ber's questions are as funny to a sailor as a sailor's to a landlubber. Here are a few which I've heard. One fair young damsel, gazing a hundred feet into the air at the fore­top, asked her guide in manner grave and serious, " Do you have to climb to get up there?" Replying very pol­itely he thought, (? !-)* C- xB!$) IO!) but he carefully explained that it was necessary to climb to go up on ships just as it is necessary to climb to go up on land. Remembering the days of her childhood, one lovely lady thought the tarred seams of the wooden deck would be swell for playing hop scotch. Frankly, sailors don't play hop scotch. Some wished to know if the turret recoiled as a unit or was it just the guns that recoiled. I have been told that many thought they were walking through mirrors when they came to the doors, the bright work was so nicely shined and the glass so clear. ' Tis a weird and unnatural world in which we live. National Hymns Cross word puzzles and radio quizzes have revealed the amazing ignorance of us all. A man on the street, being asked to name the na­tional hymn of Italy replied blandly: " Rigoletto." How many national hymns do you know? First, of course, is OUI own Star Spangled : Banner, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. Canada - The Maple Leaf Forever. Great Britian - God Save The King. France - The Marseillaise, written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rou­get de Lisle, while the city of Strasburg was being attacked by Austrian troops. Belgium - La Brabanconne ( 1830). Helland - Flanders ( 1869). Germany - Die Wacht Am Rhein. Denmark - King Christian Stood Beside the Mast. Finland - Our Land. E. Essy, Sea 2c Cecil Blaffer W. C. Ridge M. A. Pipp, Yeo3c Ensign W. C. Leedy Printer Ass't Associate Editor Assistant Editor: Cartoonist: Circulation Farewell .... and Welcome Officers and men of the ship regret having had to say goodbye to Lieut. ­Comdr. W. J. Strother, Jr. who left the ship last Sunday, in Houston, his eventual destination Honolulu. He is the second officer in less than three weeks to go from the Houston to shore duty in Hawaii, following Lt. Og) E. A. McDonald, who was de­tached on 1 April. The BLUE BONNET'S editors feel they speak for all hands in wishing " Bon voyage" and good luck to our former " Gun Boss". With the same hearty feeIng they extend the ship's welcome to the new Gunnery Officer, Lt.- Comdr. A. L. Maher. The Houston Comes Horne Seldom have the ship's company of any Navy ship been more royally en­tertained than were the officers and crew of the Houston in the city of Houston, Texas. Dances, stag parties, and all the friendliness and courtesies of a hospitable city made our visit in Houston the most enjoyable of those in any port for many months. It's our firm belief that it makes no difference what port is decreed the official home port of the Houston, or what several localities in the country are considered " home" by various individuals, the U. S. S. Houston will still be going home whenever she stands up the Houston ship channel. Another farewell - this time to Lieut. ( jg) C. A. Schlack ( DC), for whom our sincere wish is that he'll always be able to make the first boat, and a warm welcome to his relief, Lieut. ( jg) J. L. Wanger ( DC). To Lieut. ( jg) J. M. Clute, who also left on Friday, we hope he'll have pleasant duty on the U. S. S. Sterrett, now building in Charleston, S. C.