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The Blue Bonnet 1940-08-20
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Weiler, F. B., editor; Mallory, F. F., assistant editor; Morrison, J., sports editor. The Blue Bonnet 1940-08-20 - Page 1. August 20, 1940. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1135/show/1131.

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Weiler, F. B., editor; Mallory, F. F., assistant editor; Morrison, J., sports editor. (August 20, 1940). The Blue Bonnet 1940-08-20 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1135/show/1131

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1940-08-20
Creator (Local)
  • Weiler, F. B., editor
  • Mallory, F. F., assistant editor
  • Morrison, J., sports editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Tinkle, J. W., circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • On Passage, San Francisco, California
Date August 20, 1940
Description Volume 3, 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 6
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 20 August, 1940. - On Passage, San Francisco, Calif. * ... s. s... 0 .. 5..- 0.. * Volume 3, Number 10. The Old Navy THE OLD NAVY IN THE OLD NAVY A Study in Contemporary Life By W. L. Geicer In place of the Blue Bonnet's short story, we borrow this - - - a " study"; we think you'll find it interesting. Maurice crouched a little lower and plodded forward. Muck sucked at his heels, and a brisk wind swept the stagnant stench of decayed flesh into his nostrils. He winced as a bullet smashed its way into the stomach of a man beside him. But fear didn't show on his face. It was perplexity - the features of a doomed man abstractedly meditating on the futility of war. The stupid, senseless slaughter it signified bewildered him. It gave him a vague expres­sion. Maurice paused to kick off the mud that clung to his shoes, and his ears caught the ominous rumble of tanks in the distance. With a reluctant shrug ( Continued on page 4) The Old Salt spat at a passing cat, and borrowed a match from me, Then scratched a light where his pants were tight, and spake quite fervently. " I'll swear, by gum, that it strikes me dumb-- this kind of navee With not a sail or even a brail, and dog watches drinking tea. ' Twas some years back that I took a crack at serving Uncle Sam; An' tain't the same-- except maybe the name-- as ' twas in them days, by dam! We went aloft if the Old Man cough­ed or it began to blow; nd got a root from the gov'ment boot if maybe we went too slow. A trick at the wheel took an arm 0' steel, an' lots of plain beef y'see. But now it's done by a high school kid, and patent electricitee. We got our rum an' slap of slum al­most every day or so, An' mouldy bits of ship's biscuits if stores were running low. , Today I seed how these youngsters feed- the mess what they get each day, An' strike me pink if I don't think I'd went to a swell cafay. They give ' em ham and a lot of jam, an' butter, an' toast and pie; An serves ' em prunes with officers' spoons- now scuttle me if I lie! It's kind 0' strange, this turrible change, what's come to an honest trade-- They print the log, an' instead of grog, drink sody and lemonade. ( Continued on Pa~ e 4) Here are some of the world's most famou sayings by persons who have made Naval History: " I have not yet begun to fight" ­John Paul Jones in the encounter be­tween the " Bonhomme Richard" and the " Serapis." " Don't give up the ship"- Captain Lawrence of the Chesapeake as he was carried below, mortally wounded, in his losing battle with H. M. S. Shannon. " My Country! May she e\' er be right, but my country, right or wrong !"- Stephen Decatur's toast. " We have met the enemy, and they are ours."- Commodore Perry's re­port to Congress after the battle of Lake Erie. " Damn the torpedoes, full speed a­head."- Farragut, during the action at Mobile Bay. At the time of the opening of the Kiel Canal between the North Sea and the Baltic, the " New York" with Captain Robert ( F i g h tin g Bob) Evans represented the United States. During the visit of the Kaiser to the New York, after manning the rail in honor of royalty, the crew were drawn up for the Kaiser's inspection. It was thorough. The Kaiser walked along the ranks scrutinizing the face of every man. Captain Evans and several German admirals accom­panied him. The Kaiser stopper fre­quently, asking the man in front of him his name. Each time, the man selected by the Kaiser's pointing finger would reply, Schmidt, Schultz, Henrich, or some other German name. The Kaiser did not miss his guess once. " Fighting Bob" was getting madder by the minute. When the inspection was over and the Kaiser and his party arrived he said pleasantly enough but in a tone of condesention: " Cap­tain Evans, you have a fine crew, but ( Continued on Page 4)