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The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-25
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Ball, R. C., editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor. The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-25 - Page 3. April 25, 1936. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/414/show/412.

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Ball, R. C., editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor. (April 25, 1936). The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-25 - Page 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/414/show/412

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1936-04-25
Creator (Local)
  • Ball, R. C., 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 25, 1936
Description Volume III, Number XVI
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 THE BLUE BONNET Page Thiel!. * * * * * * * * * * * * * *' * * * * * * * * * * " SCUTTLE BUTT" .... The folks at home will enjoy read-ing the BLUE BO ET. Mail it! Years ago in the days of the old sailing ships and never ending cruises where the blue sky and blue water greeted the eye week in and week out with occa ional anchorings, the ima­gination of the hardy seamen of that time of " wooden ships and iron men" used to run away at times due to monotony probably. The result was that when men gath­ered every now and then at the " old oaken bucket" or the scuttle butt ome one would pass out a piece of infor­mation largely the outcome of imaO'in­ation or maybe based on the old : ay­ing, " ihe wi h i father to the thou­ght." This interesting bit of " dope" would circulate like wildfire and by the time it reached the waist of the ship, it had become a fact to the listeners. A lot of this " scuttle butt" new was fancy and fictiOn but it was taken seriously by many. Years passed by and the " scuttle butt" gave way to the modern squirt fountain and other parts of ships were used by those seeking leisure or rest­after a hard day's work. Yet, the habit of passing along some choice piece of imagination did not die out like the setting of the dim and dis­tant days. " Scuttle butt" still survives and still catches the unwary. It is evident to the student of men that human nature resists change to quite a degree. The fact that " scuttle butt" can make progress in this day and age of analysis and knowledge seems to bear out that observation. Not long ago the writer was asked if it were true that the ship was going to New York this summer. Again, he was asked if it were correct that the ship was carrying an inspection party on a tour of avy Yards. The inquir­ers were courteously informed that no such information had been received at any time. Other cases arise on ships of ideas like these, harmless in them­selves but when subjected to cold analysis are highly improbable. " Believe it or not" is an oft heard logan. One can say a' regards the­average "' cuttle butt," think it over and settle it for yourself. The out-come will be, the last part of that phl'ase.- " Not." _ It. - Sayonara * * * • * * * * DO ' T WASTE WATER The way some of our shipmates are marking up the bulkhead outside the Exec's Office these last few days it ha been suggested said bulkhead be given the appropriate name of " wailing bulkhead of dissappointed GG's". * * * * * * * * Being on the good ship HOUSTON has its advantages in many ways. No doubt the GG's will recognize this if we return to home waters well in the van of the Fleet. * * * * * * * * The " Goon" of the Gunnery office is exhibiting a portrait of himself in his favorite position, and is he proud of the excellent photography? ? ? * * * * * * * * We are sorry to state this column cannot let all of our curly locked sailors know " I...- ho the royal barber is. Suffice to say you shall probably be badly in need of a good hair restorer in a few weeks. * * * * * * * * Imagine the consternation last Wed. eve when several of thc Dyed in the Wool GG's were unable to make the first boat due to the thoughtlessness of sevcral footloose and free sailors? to be learning fast. He had " G" Man Fagan on the run reccntly. * * • • * • * • We arc happy to announce Machado has completely recovered from his recent attack of " wing happiness." The astounding angle in this parti­cular case is the fact the new " top­side- motor- sampans" have no effect on the hairy chested Simon of the upper works. * * * * * * * * Some are of the opinion " Andy" Slovak and " Tex" Farquhar were having a feud. Wrong again, ship­mates - they were only discu ing the better points of their respective states. They should meet that dynamo of action from Ogden, Utah, namely, Knowlden. * * * * * * * * Some say the way to a man's heart is via his stomach. Dainwood's entry blank for admittance to the GG Club should be filled out and filed soon... * * * * * * * * SEY NEWS Finnie 0> the fan tail announces his o. pplicatio · l is up for consideration for admittancc to thc CG Club. The heart throb is crussing' the nation to gladden the heart of her ailor lad. Reports indicate all feverish acti­vity of the past " 1\ e k " I; as not centered on board ship o11y. Our b~ st baro­mctcr WfS thv boys lining up daily with thosc coveteJ slips in their hands. It just seems there were a few last mim: te llctail~ shoresidc too. * * * ,.. * * * * "\ Vhitey" Dembach's austere man-ner and thinning hair belies the spirit of youth which smoulders within. It was quite a trcat to hear him warble somc of the latcst song hits, last Sunda:'. A certain torch number seems to be Ius favorite. ViP by tlJ8~\\ EV' BODY -- --=:=- Our bO'dci's are in the best of spirits since their recent win over the feminine champi: i of So. Cal. It may be the young- ladics wi hed to show their admiration for the persistence ~ ho\ ' n. After a certaia messcoo " s investi­gation to detenni c the cause of his men's remaininO' ' 0 lonO' at the break­fast tables, h; found<> it to be the lovely little motllcl' goose storics on the cereal boxes that had so whole­heartcdly WOll their interest. ? ? ? * *" * * * * * * Garbs, famou: for being one of the rarc silent barbers in captivity seems With s many of OLlr shipmates taking up rol1cr skating " I, :> re sure our tailor \" I ill have his hands full from now on. * * * * * * * * Since " Pop" Adkins recent return he has been having greatest difficulty e. ' plaining how hc increased his waist­line in so short a time. Evidently the big city vas to his liking. : to * * * * * * *