What officer, who has garnered the
reputation of number one fisherman
on board, has added to his laurels?
Not being satisfied with catching them
fresh from the water, he, after a
mighty battle, in which the fish was
hauled through the water at such
speed that it was completely boiled,
succeeded in bringing to the gaff and
landing a rip- snorting, fighting No.
2 can of pink salmon, More power
to you, Mr. Gallagher. And what
turret striker was recently complimented
by the Admiral on the appearance
of his blues, and why was he
so embarrased? It has been noticed
that Truesdale ( a first division BM)
has a new sweetie. The sweetie has a
car so large that it has to be taken
to a baseball diamond to be turned
around; the streets are too narrow.
What coxswain, who has a wide range
of Spanish speaking friends, was recently
seen entertaining the Mexican
contingent in the 808 club in a near
by city? The Golden Grainers are
making a new drive for members in
the First Division. Word is out that
S~ Yder, the Spanish Speaker, is slippmg.
It is also reported that Stafford
is going to quit spending all his r . Ime m pool halls. Seems that he too
has heard the call of the wild or
what ever it is that makes one give
up tailor mades and shift to hand
made ones. While it has come to our
attention we do not vouch for the
co: rectness of the information, but
~ Iegand is reported to be on the
8l. lde, said slide having at the end a
nice sack of Golden Grain. Who was
the certam' turret captain who was
seen recently running out of the P E
_ StatI'on W. ith a bottle in one han. d?.
And will some one please ask Weigand
just what was it he had in the
other hand, or would he remember 1
THB BLUB BONNBT
It is reported that Scariano of the
Turret gang is out in a big way to
purchase General Motors, Inc. Dutch
Kleugal came back recently singing,
" Oh, why didn't I follow a certain
Lieutenant's advice." Too late now,
Dutch, the ink is dry. Snyder is debating
on Mexican Tamales vs. Russian
Vodka. Make up youx mind,
Snitz, you are geting old. Hodges, the
senior turret striker, would make a
nice cowboy. He has the spurs, and
besides, he can sing. What a voice!!
All hands are invited to the Easter
Egg hunt in No. 1 turret, planned and
supervised by Wiegand, the Houstons
What division was it that recently
turned over to the Fighting First such
a bunch of rusty gear and why?
Were they just fooling or didn't they
have any seamen that could repair
and overhaul same. The gear is all
in working order now. Pointers on
how to take care of gear and repair
same when out of commission will
be given by McGovern and Co. after
working hours. This lets out a lot
of the Golden Grainers.
( The above is entirely the research
of the First Division).
Well, folkses, here is your old correspondent
making his debut after
another short week and look at the
dope we have dug up. Seems as tho
the lads just won't behave themselves.
A new mystery has developed for
our ace- in- the- hole sleuth, Wellbourne
for it seems that the aviators recently
discovered some pretty little rainbow
hued swabs in their storeroom
and no one seems postive just what
they're for. The Houston's crew is going
" Crazyatic" again, or at least one
would think so from some of the
queerly worded requests that ~ ave
been making appearances on all Sides.
Who is the romantic farmer boy in the
5th who bought a drink for a gorgeous
( 1) queen only to have her say,
" Thank you, I'll be back later." Believe
it or not, she did come backfor
more! The head gun greaser of
the armory says he struck oil or oil
struck him, or sumpin.' Just another
black deluge. Seems as how the 5th
comes into prominence again with
the native son of Louisiana who
claims he rode a mule farther than
the Houston has steamed. Whoa thar!
What a mule or what a man, ' er sum-
pin.' Crego and Campbell, the pre- war,
( Civil War) spark chasers, have a
habit of looking into the baby carriages
on Ocean Ave. Don't tell us
your conscience is hurting again!
Freeman, the ornament of the 5" battery,
seems to be quite in demand at
these weddings. First he is a spectator,
then best man and now, so we
hear, is to be the groom. Which proves
that there is no stopping such an up
and coming young man. So What?
-- to*- ANSWERS
To last week's Questionaire
( 1) The " Roaring Fortie, 8" are
the boisterious westerly winds which
blow in the approximate latitude of
40 degrees South.
( 2) The Suez Canal required the
longest time in building, 10 years,
6 months and 25 days.
( 3) The corps in the Navy:
1. Line. 2. Medical.
3. Supply. 4. Chaplain.
5. Professor of Mathematics.
6. Naval Constructor.
7. Civil Engineer.
( 4) " Manning the Yards" is actually
cheering. This evolution occured
often in the early days of our
Navy, and was used when high ranking
officers or distinguished persons
were leaving the ship or passing close
aboard. When advance notice couldbe
had of the visit of a distinguished
personage, all hands were ordered to
" clean themselves", then at the words,
" lay aloft", all hands would spring
upon the rigging and cluster on the
tops around the topmast crosstrees
and the top gallant masthead. The
second command was " layout upon
the yards." The men spread each
way and supported themselves by
means of lifelines that were fastened
to the lifts and masts. Next, when the
order came from the deck " to cheer"
the men took off their hats and waved
them during three cheers.
( 5) Texas had her own navy
prior to becoming one of the 48 states.
( 6) By an act of Congress, approved
by the President on March 3, 1931
the words and music of the " Star
Spangled Banner" were designed as
the national anthem of the United
States of America.
( 7) A " color" is a flag carried by
unmounted units. A " standard" is a
flag carried by mounted or motorized
units, and an " ensign" is a flag
flown on ship.