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Adams, T. C., editor; Rentz, G. S., advisor; Gallagher, F. E., sports editor; Albers, C. D., circulation. The Blue Bonnet 1941-02-01 - Page 1. February 1, 1941. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1150/show/1146.

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Adams, T. C., editor; Rentz, G. S., advisor; Gallagher, F. E., sports editor; Albers, C. D., circulation. (February 1, 1941). The Blue Bonnet 1941-02-01 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1150/show/1146

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1941-02-01
Creator (Local)
  • Adams, T. C., editor
  • Rentz, G. S., advisor
  • Gallagher, F. E., sports editor
  • Albers, C. D., circulation
Contributor (Local)
  • Moon, T. H., printer in charge
  • McGowan, J. W., printer
  • Irey, J. E., printer
  • Skokowski, J. F., printer
  • Vieira, J., Jr., editor
  • Elliot, E., Jr., printer
  • Denson, J. E., printer
  • Fink, N. H., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Asiatic Station
Date February 1, 1941
Description Volume 4, Number 2
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 9
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 * "' 5. S... 0 .. 5-.- 0.. * "' I. e RESERVE MIDSHIP fA STATUS OPE TO ENLISTED MEN MOVIES IN THE AVY HOUSTO BOAT TAKES SE 0 0 PLACE IN FLEET SAILING RACE In the free- for- all sailing race held last Saturday the Houston's sailboat finished second out of eight starters. They were about 300 yards astern of the winning boat, which was from the Canopus. Due to bad timing the Houston boat was slow on the start, but on the first leg, a close reach, she passed all but the Canopus and Marblehead. In the second leg, a beat to wind­ward resulted in the Houston's pass­ing the Marblehead, but gaining little, if any, on the Canopus boat. The Blackhawk's fast sloop also passed the Marblehead's ketch on this leg. The final leg of the triangular course was before the wind, and the Houston's brand new spinnaker, sub- ­ject of much frenzied preparation for the previous two days, was set in a vain attempt to catch the Canopus. The boats crossed the finish line in the same order in which they rounded the second mark; Canopus, Houston, Black Hawk, and Marblehead. Keeping pace with screen progress, the Navy went from serials to feature length films and today is perhaps the world's largest single distributor of motion pictures. It maintains 2000 films in constant circulation and has a nightly attendance of approximately 150,000 men. The Navy acquire be­tween 300 and 400 new films each year or practically the total output of major studios. The films are not owned outright by the Navy, hut are leased for a period of four years, after which they are returned to their respective studios. Asiatic Station OLO GAPO DRY DOCK The Dry Dock DEWEY is a steel, floating dock especially designed and constructed for the use of the U. S. Fleet in the Orient. Its construction was authorized by Congress July 1, 1902, and it was constructed at Spar­rows Point, Maryland. When originally constructed, the DEWEY was provided with living spaces, offices, a mess room, wash rooms, and storage spaces, but these have been torn out, having been con­verted into working compartments. After being formally delivered to the government, the DEWEY was prepared for the thirteen thousand mile trip to Olongapo. Late that Dec­ember the towing expedition, com­posed of the supply ship GLACIER, two naval colliers, BRUTUS and CAESAR, with a tug, POTOMAC, got underway and stood out for the North Atlantic. Thus began a cruise which was to require over six months to complete and try the seamanship of every man in the expedition. Four times the Atlantic gales snap­ped the towing cables like strings, setting the dock adrift. The first occured but 500 miles out of Hamp­ton Roads on January 4th, 1906. A typical North Atlantic storm whipped up an angry sea, placing such a strain upon the CAESAR'S towing gear that it was wrecked. Tempora­rily repairing it, the expedition pro­ceeded through heavy seas and ad­verse winds. Their log reports, " On the 25th the GLACIER had to cut off to lessen the strain on the lines of other ships, but that night the heavy seas over­came the towing gear on the BRU­TUS, which was totally disabled ­The weather was so bad it was 49 hours before the dock was in tow ( Continued on page 3) Volume 4, Binks: " I suppose your son is less of an expense to you, now that he's graduated from college and joined the Navy." Jinks: " Yes, it's a fifty- fifty prop­osition. The Navy feeds, clothes, gives him free medical attention, and gives him some pin money. All I have to do is pay him a salary." Word has just been received that the Bureau of Navigation will now consider applications from enlisted men of the regular Navy for appoint­ment as Midshipmen, USNR. These men will be commissioned as Ensign D- V( G), USNR after taking a three month's course beginning in June, 1941. Accepted applicants will be given special order discharges from the regular Navy. Immediately after dis­charge, they ' vill be appointed as Midshipmen, USNR, and ordered to report for active duty at the Reserve Midshipmen's School. Upon successful completion of the course, if a man is recommended for a commission, but not called to active duty, upon his request he may be discharged from the Reserve and re­enlist in the regular Navy in his previous rating, with a notation in his service record that he has been found in all respects qualified for a com­mission as Ensign D- V( G), US R. All enlisted applicants must meet the u ual requirements as to citizen-hip, education, and character, - in other words, he must be a native­born, unmalTied citizen between the ages of 19 and 26 years; possess credits for a minimum of two year's work from an accredited university or college; and must be of good re­pute in his community.