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Imagine the surprise of a certain
CWT when, on inquiring at Leo's for
the sheriff, was informed that he was
in a certain drug store indulging in
an ice cream soda. Confidentially we
also overheard another buttoned boy
asking the CSK th€ price of blues.
The bunks are squeaking from misuse
and, believe it or not, there are_
no late breakfasts. What is the.
reason for all this reformation?
During our recent stay in New
York our " Top Kick" went to Hyde
Park on matters of importance not
divulged here. He has no comment to
We welcome the new arrivals in
the chief's quarters. We refer to the
big shots of COMCRUSCOFOR.
Anyone desiring the services of an
excellent bandmaster but without
band or instruments will do well to
communicate with this ship. There
is one floating around. ( Note) He
broke his " G" string 20 years ago
and hasn't been a good fiddler since.)
Incidently there is a cornet in the
SCENE: Chiefs' quarters. TIME:
Noon. All is quiet except for the
musical strains of steady soup- sipping.
Suddenly the steady ringing of
the telephone. " Somebody wants to
speak to the chief machinist's mate,"
speaks up the mess cook. " Which one"
asks a CPO with a sense of humor.
The messenger reported to the
OOD the presence of a great deal of
smoke in the starboard hangar and
wanted to know if fire call should be
sounded. lnvestigation proved that it
was only Shanahan with his pipe lit
Did you know our CBM is commonly
refered to as the Simon Legree of
the side cleaners?
The Gunnery Sergeant made his
customary trip " ashore on duty" before
we departed from the yard. The
old boy would have a reason to go
ashore on duty in the Sahara Desert.
It is rumored that our caterer has
found a new use for Whiz metal
polish. How come, Bill?
Wednesday morning found a great
demand for tomato juice - a certain
marine and storekeeper being among
Who is the chief looking for gold
THE BLUE BONNET
in Nevada? Hawthorne or bust,
Since our caterer left on leave, the
pantry seems to have joined the nudist
Our stay in Houston, Texas, promises
to be most interesting if we are
to believe all the accounts told by our
flag chief watertendel\ See him for
Alarm clocks have made their appearance
in the quarters of late.
FOR SALE IN STARBOARD
HANGAR:- Shanahan's motto:-
Nothing too large or too small for
him to handle. The starboard hangar
has for sale anything from paint pots
to lifejackets, including two small
gangways, and all kinds of lumber
and fenders. 24 hour a day service.
A side cleaner on hand to serve you.
' Phone 38.
Famous last words:
Six diamonds - by God. " Ducky."
When do we get the back Mex pay,
Who was the CSK who came into
the mess room, circled the table twice
then sat down and remarked, " Good
ship, soup for breakfast."
Q. Why do so many men stay clear
of the HOUSTON? A. She is never
FLASH: The Chief Jimmy Legs
says, " the ship's paper sh~ uld be called
the P. A. L. We report III now and
then." .. II.
COMCRUSCOFOR NOW ABOARD
Ens. R. M. Wilson are Communication
The CHICAGO, regular flagship, is
at New York for overhaul and will
not be available for duty until the
last of October. --_ ---
The U. S. S. RANGER, Captain
Paul Jones, was the first Am~ rican
vessel to exchange salutes WIth a
foreign nation. The exchange occured
in Quiberon Bay, France, on February
14, 1778. Captain Jones was
extremely proud of his infant country
and at first insisted on a gun for ~ n
exchange with the French flagshi~.
Only after strenuous argument did
he consent to receive a return salute
of two guns less than he fired for the
Fr~ nch admiral. .
The new aircraft carner RANGER
is named after this ship.
I won my bet of last week when I
predicted that Morgan would go to
shore duty. For quite some time the
deal hung in mid- air but finally on
last Saturday morning he was able
to get away. Cooley also gained his
hearts desire when he was able to
get paid oft' in N. Y. When last seen
he was making tracks for the Bowery
- I mean Bureau - to try for
the L. T. A. School
With the loss of these men, we are
now fully qualified as an N. R. A. organization,
under whose terms it is
the duty of everyone to provide as
much work as possible for his fellow
men. We have succeded to such an
extent that each man now has three
jobs instead of the customary one.
We wish to welcome to our fold
our new shipmates of the flag, and
hope that they find their new hO
a good one. However, I have already
heard whisperings of how good the
CHI was, so it seem:; l to be the old
story of the two ships - the ODe you
have left, and the one you are goine
to. These flag sailora bid fair to become
our Star Boarders, but will
have to improve a lot before the,
can oft'er Ski or Jory any competitiOA.
The CHICAGO Unit needs no introduction,
as they are a Unit of our former
Squadron, and it was like old
home week while they were aboard.
Many familiar faces, also a few new
ones, and much rehashiDc of the old
Hof Brau days in dear old San Diep.
The plane of ComCruScoFor, which
is aft'ectionally called the " Blue
Goose" must be rather delicate •••
Three men on it when we only have
three for all our planes ••• WeD,
the old Cruise Ship can take it •••
Who are the two biggest leave hounds
in the " V" Division, and why •••
It is rumored that one of them wears
two broad bars • . • Cap't Billy has
an injunction against Johnie Phelps,
so we can't print his column called
" Drippings from the Faucet . • . Has
the leading Chief of the " V" Div..
seen the letter on the CPO B. B. • • •
Said letter was the reason that Charlie
Noble and Gibson were 80 proud
of being back for last Captain's Inspection
.•. We wonder •.. New
~ ame for the HOUSTON ••• The
Missing Link • . . Did you notice how
nice she fits in the center of Division
Six, but she just can't stay there long
• • • A case of itchy barnaclea • • •