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Pierce, W. W., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor. The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-18 - Page 1. April 18, 1936. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/409/show/405.

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Pierce, W. W., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor. (April 18, 1936). The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-18 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/409/show/405

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Pierce, W. W., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor, The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-18 - Page 1, April 18, 1936, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 19, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/409/show/405.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-18
Creator (Local)
  • Pierce, W. W., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • O'Brien, R. W., associate editor
  • Osborne, W. H., exchange editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Baker, G. W., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date April 18, 1936
Description Volume III, Number XV
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 8
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
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Transcript Volume III WHOOPING IT UP The Cruise is only one week off. It is high time that we bring a few mat­teI's under consideration. On deck, weather and other con­ditions pel' 111itting, we must excrci e our vocal cords at sing- songs. We have plenty of talent on board and we want men who are able to en · ­tertain as singers, dancers, musicians, etc., to come forward now and regis­t. er at the Navigator's Officc. Our cruise will bc made bright. cr if we g- et into the spirit of providing entertain­ment for ourse._ lv- e-_ s....,. ,--- 1l0USTO A IATEUR CO TEST We, of course, have heard Major Edward Bowes' entertainers fro m timc to time. It is understood that t. here are very good amateur enter­;: Jincl's in the HOUSTON and we are " otting- out to un- earth our t. alcnt and cntertainers in an amateur con­test on board. Appropriate prizes will be olfered. Tunc up your banjo, guitar, put on vour dancing slippers, exercise your " ocal cords and get in trim for the big event! •• 1 •• ON BOARD AT VALPARAH:. o --::-- In conjunction with sight- seeing­t. rips in and near Valparaiso, it i. planned to engage the very best talent of Valparaiso to come aboard and en­tcrtain the personnel of the HOU­STON. This program will prove to be very colorful, folk songs, dancing and music. No man can affol'd to miss this entertainment. Ample notice will be given at a later date in regard to the matter. Long Deach, Calif., April 18, 1936 NEW PACIFIC COAST DRYDOCK --::-- A 15,000 ton flO: lting drydock will be placed in commission by the Todd Shipyards Corporation a t Seattle, Washington this month. It consists of five sections each 90 feet long and 127 feet wide with a maximum depth of 20 feet at the cpnter. Rear Admiral Frederick Harri , U. S. N., retired, is consulting engineer of the corporatio. n... .. ADMIRAL REEVES SHIFTS FLAG --::-- Last week the PENNSYLVANIA, the fleet flagship, returned to San Pedro from her regular overhaul at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremer­ton, Washington. During the absence of the PENNSYLVANIA, the Com­mander- in- Chief, U. S. Fleet, and his staff were temporarily on the NEW MEXICO of Battleship division Three. The flag was shifted on Friday, 27 March, without ceremony. The PENN­SYLVANIA now occupies her regular berth just inside San Pedro break­water and the NEW MEXICO has returned to her old anchorage on the Long Beach side of the harbor. ••• FOR IER SHIPMATE --::-- Bos'n A. H. Gunn has reported to his new duties on the U. S. S. CIN­CINNATI. In a recent lett. er to the CPO Mess he states that he misses the old joking crowd, and his duties on here will always be a cherished memory, as the mess was an excellent crowd. Mrs. Gunn is as proud of the sword as he and wishes to again thank the mess for the s\ vord that was presented to him. Mr. Gunn wishes all mahy plcasant cruises. Number XV THE PANAMA CANAL --::-- A Few Inte_' esting Facts: First Survey for an Isthmian Canal in Panama made by Spain in 1534. First ground broken by the French­man DeLesseps, in 1881 at Pacific entrance. Real work beg: m at Culebra, now the famous Gaillard Cut, on January 20, 1882. In 1887 the idea of a sea level Canal was ab~ ndoned and a lock Canal de­cided upon. Two different French companies made attempts to build Canal but both failed, one in 1889 and the other in 1902. United States took over Canal con­struction in 1904 and on August 3, 1914, 0,' 10 years later, first ocean steamer sailed through. United Statcs has use and occupa­tion for all time of a strip of land 5 miles on each side of center line of Canal. For thi she paid Panama ten million dollai's cash and pays annually ~ 250, OOO. The cities of Panama and Colon are within the 5 mile limit but are excluded from above arrangement. Dry excavation was finished when President Wilson pressed the button in Washington that blew up the Gam · bo:! dike on October 10, 1913. The air distance between the Atlan­tic and Pacafic is 34 miles. The Canal channel is 50 miles. High point Oil center line of Gaillard Cut was 312 feet above sea level when work was started by French. The cost of Canal construction was $ 388,0 0,000; present capital inve · t­ment i' $ 535,000,000. Value of old French propetty waf; '$ 12,800,000. ( Continued on Page ' our)