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1935-12-08 - Page 1. December 8, 1935. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/319/show/315.

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(December 8, 1935). 1935-12-08 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/319/show/315

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Title 1935-12-08
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date December 8, 1935
Description Volume II, Number XLVIII
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California
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  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, 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 Volume II. ... s. s... 0 .. 5-.- 0.. Mare Is. Navy Yard, Vallejo, Calif. umber XLVIII SE'OND ANNUAL XMAS PARTY Last ""' csdaV morning Lt. (' 0' 11 " r Arnold (., ' ld n meecing of , hc sh; r · .; entertai "': e: lt canl'nittee, in ',' 1C .. v~ · , , ­room, t) discuss : li1J P::" 1 .- ' 1') '. r Childrer ':-; Christmas Part: r. It is r - PJse 1 to gi-- e a Chr' ' tiro;- ; . Party 0-' Chris~:: 1as D: lY, ;') 1' : mp'";) ' ­mately :) 0 children between the age 3 of six r ': 1 twelve years. It is l lanned to b:' i! lg thc childre 1 aboard f om Sacremcnto, a sp1endi I idea, fo' ; L is belicvcd the YOi. ln;.>; stcr.; in the inlan- I cities have very lit()) opportun i y to enjoy these annu:\ l p,<' ­tys . ' hi'h are becomirg tradicional thrOi. lg; lOi. lt our Naval forces afloat. T'lC pa. rty will be financed by a fund cre'lted through contributions from the ship's company, supplemented as nc" essary by Ship Service Fu'" Is. H is hoped that all hands will con­tril: Jute fifty cents each in order to m~ lee this, our second annual party, just as great a sU'~ cess as our '~ irst. Thrise of you who were aboard dur­ing la:'" year's party will reme'nb2r the real happiness and joy brought '( 0 those little children. Seeing J1Cl11 open thcir p" c,', ents, enjoying a real Christmas dinner, happy c: t' I u' 1d full of joy, wia al­ways bc -. pIcasant memory be~ ausc of your :' 1t1iviJual effort and gener­osity. Under present plans the children will be tuken to and from the ship by bus, arriving here about 11 : 00 Christ-mas morning and remaining for sev­eral hour '. Because of mothcr naturc'~ vari­able moods in this area, the tree and Continued on page two CHRISTMAS AGAIN The football season is over And Christmas is drawing nigh I've spent all my money for tickets But there's presents I must buy. For Mom and Pa and Margie My gal and her brother Bill The thought almost drives me crazy When I look at the list I get III. ow next year I wiJl save my money Yes, lock it away in the till Seems I said that last year, oh how funny, You know it, ye. s., . lik. e h - I will. ANOTHER CHRISTMAS PARTY We are to have a Christmas party for the kiddies again this year. To those who were not on boar I last Xmas and wish information; just ask h) w everyone thouroughly enjoyed himself, much to the surprise of many skeptics. These parties were started by the U. S. S. NEW YORK at Queenstown, Ireland, during the war, and were con­tinued by that ship and copied by many others each year since. The children are invited and arr­angements made through some wel­fare organiz<~ tio; 1 on the beach. The youngsters ilsually come on board dur­ing the . forenoon or shortly before din­11(' 1', and the crew vie with one another for the chance to entertain the little guest, at dinner. After dinner thcy gather around the Christmas tree, where Santa Claus distributes presents of clothing and toys to the boy or girl whose name is attached. A list of the guests are com­piled early so that presents suitable to age and sex may be chosen. There are many in the avy whom Continued on Page Four. SEEING THE BAY AREA As the ship is to be here for several months everyone is looking around for things to do and places to go, make the stay here enjoyable and interesting. In Vallejo or. e might find only the usual bar rooms and small town enter­tainment. The city boasts of 4 thea­ters and dance each Saturday nite at Memorial hall. The Budwieser Beer Garden under the Travelers Hotel on upper Georgia St. boasts of the only dine and dance in the city. moderate prices prevail. Every Thursday nite is wrestling nite ( 40 cents pel' person) at the skating rink; other nites roller skating ( 35 cents skates pr'ovided) is held there. The Navy YMCA is quite popular here with its various activities. They maintain a housing and information department that will aid the golden grainers to settle in a new home. On the island the best place for an evenings entertainment may be found at the Rodman Club. Every other Wednesday dances are held ( free) from eight until midnight ( Beer 5 cents), free pool tables. Ti'ckets for the lady friends may be procured at the door. Only men in dress blues are permitted in the club on these nites. The club helps maintain the golf course which is free to enlisted men. The ball field tennis courts etc are available to all: The theater and Marine Barracks canteen post exchange have interest-ing entertainment for all hands too. Out of door men will find the bay area a paradise, hunting, fishing and camp­ing trips may be made within a reas- Continued on page ~ our