The past week has been one of both
work and play for this outfit. The
work consisted mainly of flight operations
and the play was a mixture of
Cabareting and " JAX" beer. I think
that Houston almost got a few of us
down for the count, especially the
" mornings. after", but a good time
was had by all.
Possibly the greatest disappointment
to those who had never been
here before, was the absence of Cowboys,
steers on Main Street and six
guns. I only saw two men wearing
ten- gallon hats. However, they still
make ' em tough in this town, and
those Texas gals sure can drink a
mafl. under the table in short order.
The feature event of our week's
work consisted of a cross- country
hop to Pensacola, Florida. The flight
was led by Lieut.- Comdr. Ginder in
the " Blue Goose" with Lieut. Felt,
in 11- S- 5 as accompanying plane.
Radio communications were maintained
by that Stellar, radio " Charlie"
Noble. The planes were gone three
days, but the actual flying time was
approximately 11 hours. A stop was
made at New Orleans going and coming,
for gas and oil.
Congratulations are due Lieut. ( jg)
Miller on his recent marriage to Miss
Dorothy Graham of Chevy Chase,
Maryland. We hope that you will both
be very happy. Also a word of thanks
to Lieut.( jg) Hines for those scrumptious
seegars you put out on your
birthday. We hope you have many
more during the year.
Shinney, is still the national drink
as far as Florida is concerned . . .
ask the boys who went on leave down
there . . . it is rumored that many
of the former members of the Asiatic
Fleet are now doing time at Pensacola,
Florida, and that it is a hard
job to keep from getting married
while doing duty there ... can you
imagine anyone wanting to marry off
" Charlie" Noble ... well, it almost
happened ... ask him about it .••
" Abie" Kall mentioned that his recent
trip to Venice was great, except
he got there during the rainy season,
and all the streets were flooded . . .
he also thinks the Sahara Desert is
a great beach, but too far from the
Send the BLUE BONNET home.
THE BLUE BONNET
The basket- ball team began a preseason
practice to get the " feel of the
ball" and tryout new material. Prospects
are good for a successful season.
A practice game was played Wednesday
against a YMCA combination.
Many " snowbirds" were missed but
as a whole the team played together
and managed to edge out atop on the
score. IF THERE ARE ANY MORE
CANDIDATES GIVE YOUR NAMES
TO O'BRIEN NOW.
The Fall series of pulling races
will take place October 20th at Guantanamo.
Crews of boats are classed
Any enlisted man may pull or
act as coxswain.
( Does not include men serving on
extension of enlistment.)
Any man not assigned to Engineers
Any enlisted man, U. S. M. C. may
pull or act as coxswain.
Any enlisted man in the Engineers
Dept., may pull or act as coxswain.
No person can pull or act as
coxswain in more than one boat during
any athlet, ic year.
The HOUSTON has somewhat of
a late start but it is the finish that
counts. Experiences gained now will
help towards winning the Spring series.
Practice will ' start on arrival at
Guantanamo. Those interested see
Mr. Harris or Mr. Self.
Other sports on the way and it is
the desire of us all that this ship
show excellency in every department
When the call goes out, all hands cooperate
and we will go far towards
winning the prized award.
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Continued from page one
of such an illustrious statesman and
The portrait has been hung in the
Wardroom where it can and will be
admired by all who see it. Our most
sincere thanks go to all those who
have been concerned in the presentation
and we say to them that it will
become one of our most cherished
USS Houston- 9- 30- 34-- 800.
The staff of this honorable paper
insists on using the term " moan" to
describe anything in the way of contributions
from the Marine Detach-'
ment. We take great pride in never
feeling in the mood for moans on any
occasion and no matter what the provocation
The visit of the ship to Houston
will furnish most of the copy for
this issue of the Blue Bonnet, and it
would be entirely fitting for us to
give our impression as well, to be in
Despite the fact that we were unable
on this visit to break forth in
all the glory of our Christmas- tree
uniforms, we managed to do rather
well by ourselves. The detachment
office was the scene of some very
fruitful recruiting among the feminine
citizens of the state of Texas.
Ostmeyer managed to complicate even
more, the already complicated list of
Mme. Ostmeyer's to be. Webster was
forced to decide between feminine
appeal and dollar attraction. The
dollar question probably won. The
youthful White is reported have become
rather addled, and used little
or no judgment at all with the result
that even his best friends had to cut
him ( if a Marine can be said to be
in the cutting class at all). The first
sergeant managed too, rather nicely
this time, the skirt in the picture in
the office is very carefully covering
the knees. Why? What is the market
value of a Master six Buick? Ostmeyer's
shipping over money will
probably need the services of a first
us after a most successful cruise, for
that foreign duty on the 3rd of Oct.
Too bad' we couldn't ofler you the
buttons before you leave us, Fox.
Better luck next cruise. Who says
Portland mail has stopped. Ask a
certain SF whose initials are Godair.
This is the first time this column has
been able to announce a " Blessed
Event." There is a new Movie Operator
or a Golfer going to show up soon
and Brownie had better pass the
cigars. Well, maybe it will be a female
tennis player. Congrats to you,
Brown. I hear that Shouldice has a
good shipmate in the Signal Gang
Oh yeah! Stick around, gang, '