Page Two THE BLUE BONNET
-: THE BLUE BONNET :- BOOK REVIEW SPLIT ESSES
13 October, 1934.
Lt. Oe) J. B. Berkley - Editor.
-: CONTRIBUTORS :-
PHILADELPHIA was held ~ aptive;
by the Tripolitan pirates for nineteen
Mother ( To her sailor son): Son,
where in the world did you put your
Sea 3c.: Away.
Mother: Yes, I know, but wherewhere
Sea 3c.: Two points off the starboard
Owing to the acute shortage of
Camera Guns in the Cruisers, this
unit has been ordered to complete
the Practice by 13 October, in order
that the guns may be used by the
SALT LAKE CITY and INDIA ' APOLIS.
It is expected that by tr. e
time this goes to press, we will be
counting our scores, and we houe
with a happy grin. •
During the past week while the
ship has been engaged in Battle A. A.
Practices, we have been plugging
along with our own little bit of gunnery.
The planes have been catapulted
each morning after getting underway
and picked up in the . evening upon
anchoring. The planes and the
crews have been spending most of the
time on the beach awaiting the arrival
of the ship. Quite a bit of practice
in night taxying and recovery
operations has been obtained, owing
to the fact that the ship has not been
in the habit of coming to anchor until
It is with regret that we lost Chief
Ordnanceman, the well known " Abie"
Kall, last Sunday. He was ordered to
the PENSACOLA for transportation
to Hampton Rds., to be paid off. Good
Luck; Old Boy, Old Boy.
In return we welcome to our Unit
and the ship, MacNesby, AOM1c.,
who has just completed a tour of
shore duty at Pensacola, Fla., anll
was recently ordered by Our Father
which ar't in the Bureau of Navigation,
to join the working men at sea
for a period of four years.
Sparky -" I ain't no bIinkinJ nursemaid. I'm
Wifie - " Hush up - you're going to be a
watertender and like it '"
* * *
The original United States Navy
Regulations were taken almost word
for word from the Governing Regulations
of the British Navy.
The War against Tripoli was carried
on by a U. S. squadron under
Commodore Richard Dale, who had
been Paul Jones' chief officer in the
battle between the " BON HOMME
RICHARD" and the " SERAPIS".
* * *
* * *
The slackness with which the War
with Tripoli was conducted during
the first year was partly excusable
by the fact that enlistments in our
Navy at that time were made for one
In May, the Boy of Tripoli, jealous
because the neighboring piratical
states of Algiers and Tunis had
made a more profitable bargin with
the United States than he had, declared
war against us.
* * *
KNOWING THE NAVY
.' 1 ..
If you haven't read about that lovable
old character that was so ably
portrayed by the great Marie Dressler
in one of her last pictures, you
want to get hold of " Tug Boat Annie"
as soon as you can. The female tugboat
skipper that fought and argued
her wat up and down the coast from
the Canadian border to San Pedro is
a personality that everyone will enjoy
One of her sayings I'd like to quote
was one that she made after her first
mate told her she was sweating like
a horse, and she retorted, " Horses
sweats, men prespires, but ladys
The first engagement in the War
with Tripoli was between the ENTERpRIsE
and the TRIPOLI, two
evenly- matched armed schooners. Captain
Sterret handled the ENTERPRISE
with consummate skill, forcing
the TRIPOLI to strike her colors
after three hours of continuous fighting,
in which the pirate lost 20 men
killed and 30 wounded, while the
American had not a single man
wounded and sustained only slight
* * *
The first naval school for midshipmen
of the U. S. Navy, strange as it
may seem, was conducted in the pirate
state of Tripoli. It was conducted
by the captain of the captured
PHILADELPHIA, Captain B a i nbridge
while the crew of the U. S. S.
Gus Berg, CY
R. W. Post, AOM3c
Jack Holt, SIc
F. A. McCroary, S2c
Lt. ( je). D. A. Harris
R. E. Botterell, SIc
H. L. Brown, EMlc
Joe R& zlaft, SIc
Getting out a paper is no picnic:
If we publish original matter, they
say we lack variety.
If we publish things from other
papers, we are too lazy to write.
If we stay on the job, we ought io'
be rustling news.
If we don't print contributions, we
don't show proper appreciation.
If we do print them, the paper is
filled with " junk."
Like as not some fellow will say
we swiped this from some other
paper. Well, WE DID!
How about some division notes?
* * * PEP TALK
There is a time and place for every
thing. And according to an old saying,
" All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy."
These apply to athletics on bo: trd
ship. A time to work, a time to play,
and a time to support the teams. The
work must be acomplished. There is
a time for that. There are gameH to
play and to win. There is a time for
that. In addition there is the time
required for practice. Everyone has
time to watch a' game. How mallY
have time to double up on the work
while the teams are practicing???
A time to work. . . This m" ans
all hands, including the teams. Work
for and have the snappiest ship ill
the Fleet. A time to support the teams
Not only with leather lungs but with
a willing spirit to double up while the
teams are practicing. A time for play.
Attend the athletic events, win them,
relax, and play the game yourself;
with the teams, with your shiprnate~.
and for the service.
A weekly publication publisbed by the
yip'. company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON,
Captain W. B. Woodson, U. S. N., Commandine
and Commander F. D. Manock, U. S. N.,
Did you know that any service man
if he so requests, may be buried in
the Arlington Cemetary?