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Leedy, W. C., editor; Weiler, F. B., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1939-08-07 - Page 2. August 7, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1060/show/1057.

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Leedy, W. C., editor; Weiler, F. B., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (August 7, 1939). The Blue Bonnet 1939-08-07 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1060/show/1057

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1939-08-07
Creator (Local)
  • Leedy, W. C., editor
  • Weiler, F. B., assistant editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Hughes, W. E., cartoonist
  • Pipp, M. A., circulation
  • Essy, E., printer
  • Adams, W. L., Simmons, E. C, Essy, E., Matthews, J.
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Bremerton, Washington
Date August 7, 1939
Description Volume 2, Number 3
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 4
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 2--------- -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication of the ship's com­pany of the U. S. S. Houston, Captain F. Cogswell. U. S. N., Commanding, and Com­mander A. R. Early. U. S. N., Executive Officer. Editor: Ens. W. C. Leedy Ass't Editor: Ens. F. B. Weiler Associate Editor: W. J. Bannen, Bkr3c Cartoonist W. C. Ridge Fie W. E. Hughes Seale Circulation M. A. Pipp. Yeo3c Printer E. Essy, Sea 2c Contributors : W. L. Adams, Cox. E. C. Simmons, Seale E. Essy, Sea2c J. Matthews Sea2c So Long " Pop" " So long" to the young officer who's had more time aboard than any other Wardroom officer- last of the Jolll~ son quartet to leave the ship. Three years and a month in the HOUSTON, serving with the 3rd, 4th, and " F" Divisions and the Engineers; Ensign Billy Johnson probably knows more of the crew by name than any­one who is still aboard. He's going to be missed at ship's dances, smokers, and boxing meets. Our best wishes go with him to the Supply School in Philadelphia, and our congratu­lations on a coming promotion to Lieutenant ( jg). The BLUE BONNET also re­grets saying goodbye to Ensign T. H. (" Long Tom") Suddath, who has been detached to report for duty with the U. S. S. ROWAN, now building in 01' ­folk Navy Yard. A lot of people who would like to go to the East Coast themselves, join the rest of the ship in hoping he enjoys Norfolk. Welcome to Lieut. ( jg) J. M. Steinbeck. the new " F" Division Offi­cer, who recently reported aboard from duty in the survey ship, the U. S. S. HA IBAL. We hope he'll have a pleasant cruise in the " Ram­bler Ship". Some Naval Traditions ( Continued from Page 1) the ship's sailmaker. Disraeli, Britain's famous Prime Minister of the past century, said, " Customs may not be as wise as laws, but they are always more popular." So, the following custom lives today: No matter what hour of day or night a death may ta1< e place, the doctor makes a report to the Officer- of- the Watch, who enter it in the log a: t'i THE BLUE IBO I Can Pick'em In the very first place, I want it clearly understood that I am an ex­pert in the art of picking horses, And by the way, finding myself tem­pJrarily short of funds, I am giving some enterprising fellow a chance to invest five dollars with me. I hap­pened to lose both of my two dollars the last time I went to the track. You sec, I met a fellow on First Street, another expert temporarily short of funds, who gave me a tip on the second race. I bet on it, but it seems that the horse decided he would rather run in the seventh race, so when the seventh race was run, three hours later, all the horses came t: ashing down the stretch: the crowd roared; the horses were thundering toward the finish line. I held my breath, and cursed as the winner crossed the line. My horse was last. He broke the record for running a mile race. The old record was set by a jockey who was thrown from his horse and had to crawl back to the immediately informs the Captain. When buried at sea, the deceased is shrouded in canvas, and if available a coffin. Weights are use:! to make certain the body will sink. The Ameri­can Flag is placed over the body, and gently pulled off as it is eased over the side. The ritual used is usually Episco­palian, ending with these words from Commander Lovette's " Naval Cus­toms, Traditions and Usage": .... we therefore commit this body to the deep, to be turned into corruption, looking for the resurrection of the body, when the sea shall give up her dead, and the life of the world to come " At the point " we commit this body to the deep", a seaman tilts the grating or platform, pulls off the flag, and the body slides into the sea. An example of how deep the sen­timent of a sailor is for his shipmates may be found in a cemetary at Port Mahon, years ago the base of the U. S. Mediterranean Squadron: Sacred to the Memory of Alexander Graves Quarter Gunner on Board the U. S. Frigate Brandywine Who Departed this Life Jan. 17th Age 44 Years Here lies, beneath this consecrate:! finish line. ( I had a bet on that horse too). But, to prove my phenominal ability to pick consistent winners, I point with pride to a race about two weeks ago. I had a terrific horse, named " Ernie- Boo", who had set a record runnng from the pasture to the stable when mess gear was sO: Ind­ed. Anyway, I put two tomatoes on his nose. As the horses entered the stretch, a call was sent out to all policemen, forest rangers, and beach­combers to watch for " Ernie- Boo". Somewhere on the far side of the track, he had suddenly disappeared. Somewhere on the near side, my two bucks found their way into the coffers of the track. And I found part of the horse in a bar of salt watGr soap a few days ago. Say, before I leave, I have a hot tip in the second race tomorrow. It's a cinch--- can't lose. I'll give the name of the horse to anyone who will lend me a postage stamp, so I can send home for some money. - E. Essy sod, A man who loved his country and his Go:!: True to them both, I've heard his shipmates say; IBut now he's gone; and slumbers in the clay. A better messmate never crossed the seas: I hope he's gone to Heaven. God be pleased. Faithful in duty; contented with his mind: And died lamented by the Brandywines. For the information and quota­tions, we are grateful to Commander Lovette's book mentioned above. In the next issue will be Sword and Gun Salutes. Boxers Head For Top ( Continued from Page 1) much competition as ever before, with Anglin and Yantig representing. The light- heavy weights are an­other strong group, amply being taken care of by Bishop and Allred. The heavyweight class needs no introduction, as we still have the Bat­tling Polack, Lewdanski- with, how­ever, Cantebury pressing him hard aU the way. - Bud Adams