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Berkley, J. B., editor; Mackenzie, C. J., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Holt, Jack, associate editor; Harris, D. A., divisional editor; Williams, J. W., managing editor, office manager, city desk editor. The Blue Bonnet 1935-04-20 - Page 2. April 20, 1935. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/182/show/179.

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Berkley, J. B., editor; Mackenzie, C. J., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Holt, Jack, associate editor; Harris, D. A., divisional editor; Williams, J. W., managing editor, office manager, city desk editor. (April 20, 1935). The Blue Bonnet 1935-04-20 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/182/show/179

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1935-04-20
Creator (Local)
  • Berkley, J. B., editor
  • Mackenzie, C. J., assistant editor
  • O'Brien, R. W., associate editor
  • Holt, Jack, associate editor
  • Harris, D. A., divisional editor
  • Williams, J. W., managing editor, office manager, city desk editor
Contributor (Local)
  • McGovern, John, reporter
  • Weigand, M. C., reporter
  • Razlaff, T. B., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date April 20, 1935
Description Volume II, Number XVI
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
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  • newsletters
Language English
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  • Text
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 5
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Transcript Pace Two -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication. published bt the ship's company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON Captain W. B. Woodson. U. S. N., Command­inl' and Commander F. D. Manock, U. S. N., Encutlve Officer. Lt. ( jl') J. B. Berkley, Editor. Enlil'n C. J. Mackenzie, AsI't. Editor Asloelate Editorl R. W. O'Brien, BMlc Jack Holt, 8Ic. -: DIVISIONAL STAFF :- DivIsional Editor Lt. ( jg) D. A. Harris Managing Editor Ens. J. W. Wl1Iiams Office Manager City Desk Editor -: REPORTERS :- lohn McGovern. BMlc M. e. Weigand. TClc J. M. Hodl'es, Sealc -: THE VICTIMS :- The entire First Division -: PRINTER :- T. B. Radaff. Sealc. 20 April, 1935. * * * PEP TALK The other day while riding a street car in Los Angeles, I noticed two men in uniform walking along the street. We were out in the residential sec­tion of the town, and they were the only people on the street at that point, and therefor quite noticeable. I couldn't see what ship they were from mainly, because the bands were pointed toward the sky. One of them had his hands stuck under the waist of his trousers, the other had his arm around the other fellows should­er. They were slouching along, in not too straight a line. Two civilians were seated in front of me on the car, un­awares that I was behind them. One of them pointed to my two " brothers" on the street, and said, " And we rely on men like that to protect us.". The other man laughed and said, " Some organization, huh 1" That burned me up, but what could I say 1 And then I began to think. Most of us act in a half way decent manner when we go ashore, but there still remain the few like those fellows that give the Navy a black eye every time they go ashore. It seemed to me that it wouldn't take a whole lot of effort to avoid making appearances like that. After all, we do belong to a military organization, not some college where it is " the smart thing to do" to go around like " Joe College", sloppy and staggering around. A THB BLUB BONNBT First Division " Plank Owners" The First Division can, by squeez­ing a bit, qualify a few plank own­ers. McGovern has been on board for some two years. Acuto, Kleugal, Pasko and Snyder have been on board for almost that lenght of time. The rest of the Division are newcomers all having been on board less than two years. However, if you desire stories about " now when I put the Houston in commission" see Weigand, TC1c. Or if your mind runs to the more exotic and you desire stories about the life of a Whangpoo sailor or how we did it out in China, see Edens, the coxswain of the first motor launch. Although he did not put the ship in commission, he did report on board some six months afterwards and is an authority on China and Chinese ways. -- tot-- ANSWER TO LAST WEEK'S BRAIN TESTER Draw a six pointed star. One tree was planted at each crossing point of lines and one tree in the center. -- t: et-- THE SAGA OF BILLIUM McSHOATES Now BiJllum McShoatel was a I'ood little lad, Didn't Imoke, didn't chew, not the least bit bad; HIs reputation was spotle.., his virture a. SDOW, His character was- Ah! Is that all you know? Now certain wise lad. that lived on the boats, Determined to expose thi. devil McShoates. They worked nll'ht and day, and tried every trick, But wiley McShoatea waH by far much too . lIck. As time rolled alonl' he bolder I'rew, He forgot one time as even I or you. The anchor watch saw him come aboard one dawn, HIs reputation wal Ihattered, In fact, plumb I'one. For make ' em McShoatel had come back to the ship, All covered with IIp. tick from his eyes to his lip. . By the scarlet denunelation all over both cheek!, The world found out the company he keeps. little thought on the part of a few men would certainly make me a lot more proud of the organization which I think is the greatest in the world. Anonoymous. -- tot-- Sead t~. BLUE BONNET Ilome. NORFOLK NAVY YARD Since the Houston was built at Norfolk, it might be well to consider the history of the Navy Yard there. The following is not the original re­search of the First Division, but largely the timely work of the " Ark­lite." The first mention of a Navy Yard in this location was the fact that the present site was . used as a careening ground in he early days. A marine repair depot was established by the British just prior to the beginning of the Revolutionary War. At the outbreak of the Revolution­ary War, the uncompleted repair de­pot, together with the adjoining lands of Andrew Sproule, the British Navy Agent, was confiscated by the Colony of Virginia. It was used by " the Colony of Virginia as a repair and construc­tion base for the Navy of Virginia and for certain vessels of the Colon­ial Congress. It was recaptured by the British in May, 1779, however it was not retained. The British High Command decided not to follow up the advantage gained in the capture of this entire vicinity. The Virginia Navy was disbanded at the close of the Revolutionary War and the Yard was no longer used. In 1785, a commission, authorized by the General Assembly of Virginia, was appointed to dispose of the Yard and certain other public lands belonging to Virginia. It is known that the Yard remained idle until 1794 when it was again used as a repair base for ves­sels being fitted out to take action against the Algerines. The Yard was loaned to the Congress until 15 June, 1801, when it was purchased for the sum of $ 12,000.00. Governor James Monroe of Virginia executed a deed granting title and jurisdiction to the United States. At this time the site contained a­bout sixteen acres. However, it has been added to from time to time un­til at present it containes some three hundred and twenty acres. Today it has all the facilities for building all kinds of vesels from fish­ing smacks and subchasers) to ocean liners and battleships. The drydocks and channels are of ample size to handle such ships. The Norfolk Navy Yard has been Continued on pace four