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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor. The Blue Bonnet 1936-09-09 - Page 2. September 9, 1936. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/494/show/491.

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor. (September 9, 1936). The Blue Bonnet 1936-09-09 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/494/show/491

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor, The Blue Bonnet 1936-09-09 - Page 2, September 9, 1936, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 23, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/494/show/491.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1936-09-09
Creator (Local)
  • Mackenzie, C. J., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • O'Brien, R. W., associate editor
  • Osborne, W. H., exchange editor
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date September 9, 1936
Description Volume III, Number XXXIV
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
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  • newsletters
Language English
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  • Text
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 9
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Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
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Transcript Page Two. -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication, published by the ship'. company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Cap­tain G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commandinlr and Commander P. K. RoboUom, U. S. N. Executive Officer. EDITOR, Enaicn C. J. Hackende Ass't. Editor:- R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Associate Editor:- R. W. O'Brien, BHlc Exchanlre & Re- Write:- W. H. Osborne, Y3c SEPTEMBER 5, 1936 * _* * PROPER WEARI G OF THE U IFORM --::-- During recent weeks several of our shipmates have had their liberty cut short due to carelessness in the pro­per wearing of the uniform. The Shore Patrol, probably realizing that we all slip at one time or another and forget those little details such as " hat on back of head" or " cuffs rolled up", returned the men to their re­spective ships without charges being preferred. It should be the proud duty of each member of the crew of the HOUSTO to make determined effort to always wear the uniform properly, whether ashore or afloat, and thereby greatly assist in keep­ing the HOUSTON in the fore as one of " the" smart ships of our Navy. •••• EWS FROM THE FO'C'SLE --::-- Looks like the mail from up Port­land way is still coming in. Just ask hatfield for news around that ter­ritory. He also has a very interesting tale to tell about happenings about the Bo'sn' Locker. " Bud" Adams had a " sloppy" swell time last week- end in L. A. Between the beer he drank and the beers he spilled on others' blues he did him-elf fine. Harry Hart, the Division Gigilo, has his civies now and all the gals in Hamburger Canyon just can't resi t him. Stafford has another big problem on hi mind now. Just how much is house rent in these parts? Seems a shame the " Pulp Mag" BM has so many things to plague his otherwise peaceful existence. Martin is giving out plenty of free advice on the consequences when one attempts to test the live weight of dead powder bags.??? THE BLUE BONNET HOUSTON II E FALLS BEFORE HEAVY HITTING SEMI- PROS --::-- Last Sunday afternoon the Hou­ston ball club played their first game since arrival in the Long Beach area. Traveling out to the Breighton Beach park on Terminal Island our opponents were the Lang Transporta­tion Tigers, one of the fastest and smoothest of local nines. It may be said the sandy ball field was a big disadvantage to our own team, although it did not materially affect the outcome of this game. The Tigers carried a little too much dy­namite in their bats while their fire ball pitcher demonstrated fine con­trol and form. Our own starting pitcher, Lefty Salmon, was having one of his off days running into difficulties early in the game when he could not find the plate. Till the 5th the Houston was held hitless when Lt Wiliamson took the initiative in staging a rally by pol­ing out a long drive through left field for the only circuit trip of the game. His efforts came to naught when the Tigers' pitcher bore down to stem a threatened comeback in striking out two in a row. Hattemer scored one inning later when he doubled, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Gryckiewicz' sacrifice. Besides Sal­mon, Eggerter, O'Brien and Phillips took turns on the mound in an at­tempt to stop tthe hitting carnival of the Tigers. The Tigers hit safely 16 times to score as many runs while the Houston collected five scattered hits. • I • SHIPBOARD EDUCATION --::-- The Bureau of Navigation, Wash­ington, D. C., furnishes the personnel of the Navy with 93 different training courses. These courses are similiar to the correspondence courses ob­tainable from commercial firms, but the men are examined by an officer during the study of the course and marked for progress. Just another opportunity for a young man to ad­vance himself while in the U. S. Navy, and this is just one of the many oppor­tunities for yo'mg men enlisting in the service today. THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER --::-- The Executive Officers are a for­tunate lot. For, as everybody on a ship knows, an Exec has nothing to do. That is, except: To decide what is to be done; to tell somebody to do it, to listen to reasons why it should not be done, why it should be done by somebody else, or why it should be done a different way, and to prepare arguments in rebuttal that should be convincing and con­clusive- To follow up and see if a thing has been done; to discover that it has not been done; to inquire why it has not been done; to listen to excuses from the person who should have done it and did not do it; and to think up arguments to overcome the excuses- To follow up a second time to see if the thing has been done; to discover that it has been done but done incor­rectly; to point out how it should have been done; to conclude that as long as it has been done it may as well be left as it is; to wonder if it is not time to get rid of a person who cannot do a thing correctly; to reflect that the person in fault has a wife and seven children, and that certainly no other Executive Officer in the Navy would put up with him for a moment; and that, in all probability, any successor would be just as bad or worse- To consider how much simpler and how much better the thing would have been done had he done it him­self in the first place; to reflect sadly that if he had done it himself he would have been able to do it right in twenty minutes, but that as things turned out he spent two days trying to find out why it was that it had taken somebody else three weeks to do it wrong; but to realize that such an idea would have had a highly de­moralizing effect on the organization, because it would strike at the very foundation of the belief of the crew that an Exec really has nothing to do. • •• From time to time a man on leave becomes ill and requests are sent in to have the Government defray hos­pitalization. It is impossible to pay medical expenses of men on leave from Government funds unless the disease or injury was received in line of duty, which is very seldom the case.