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The Blue Bonnet 1934-10-20
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Berkley, J. B., editor. The Blue Bonnet 1934-10-20 - Page 2. October 20, 1934. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/56/show/53.

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Berkley, J. B., editor. (October 20, 1934). The Blue Bonnet 1934-10-20 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/56/show/53

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1934-10-20
Creator (Local)
  • Berkley, J. B., editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Harris, D. A.
  • Botterell, R. E.
  • Brown, H. L.
  • Holt, Jack
  • Razlaff, T. B.
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Guantánamo, Bahía de
Date October 20, 1934
Description Volume I, Number VIII
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 3
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 Page Two THE BLUE BONNET -: THE , BLUE BONNET .- KNOWING THE NAVY NAVAL STRATEGY .11 .. T. B. Razlaff, Sic ~ .. 20 October, 1934. During the past week our 50 cali­ber machine gunners of the 5th Div­ision have been turning to on Range K. Following instructions and indoc­trination, the entire squad of 12 marines, Lts. Benson, Robinson, Cor­bin and Thompson fired at towed sleeves and rang up the highest score attained with these guns. In the near future, we shall have occasion to see them fired underway. It is no childs task at the breech end of these guns. More shoots, and still bigger and bet­ter hits for our machine gunners is our wish. Passengers taken off the stricken liner TAHITI were taken off the day after the ship sank. The ship was disabled near the International Date Line. After the passengers were re­moved, the ship drifted across the line and sank a day earlier. Send the BLUE BONNET home. CARD SHARPS TAKEN BY U. S. GOB . ... MACHINE GUNNERS .. .... ..... How an American sailor outwitted a gang of card sharpers which had been preying on " gobs" from the United States cruisers MINNEA­POLIS and PENSACOLA was reveal­ed here when London Police took steps to break up the band. Operating on trains between Grave­send, where the warships were an­chored, and London, the crooks, who posed as prosperous business men would enter a compartment in which the sailors were traveling and invite them to join in a " friendly game." This particular game had progress­ed to the point where the ' gob' had won $ 259. To the pained surprise of his hosts, the sailor pocketed his win­ings and quit the game. When the victimized sharpers' protests turned to threats, the sailor sweetly thanked' them and remarked: " I've met your brand of playing in the States." The sharpers quit the train at the first stop. " The clipping below was taken from from a newspaper and was turneu over to us fox use. Under London date line, Oct. 6, 1934. 4' .. * * * In May, 1934, more than 14,500 men applied for enlistment into the U. S. Navy. Of this number, 1303 were accepted, or about one of each eleven. Now that we're older we wish we might Determine - with school day ease: How much there is to be cancelled In our smug philosophies: Forgetting our pride and the make- believe, Leaving the truth on the slate, What would the formula tell us, Friendship or love or hate? Activity is the only road to know­ledge.- G. B. Shaw. * FORM* ULA* Do you remember the school- day scheme We used when we were in doubt­Her name and " Yoar name on a slate Like letters cancelled out? Mary and William, John and Lenore, What did the formula state? We counted the letters, one, two, three­Friendship or love or hate? .... How many of us have a definite knowledge of our famous old fighting frigate, the U. S. S. CONSTITUTION? Here are a few pertinent facts relat­ive to her combative abilities. * * * Before the naval engagement be-tween the CONSTITUTION and the GUERRIERE, the British believed American frigates to possess qualit­ies inferior to the British. " Old Iron­sides" quickly reversed such opinions. * * * The U. S. Frigate CONSTITUTION had an armament of 55 guns. After her defeat of the British frigate GUERRIERE, an officer of the latter vesel wrote home as folows: " Noone who has not seen the CONSTITUT­ION would believe there could be such a ship for a frigate, the nearest ship in the British Navy is the OR­lEN, of 74 guns. * * * In her fight with the CONSTITUT-ION, the GUERRIERE was so badly injured that she could not be brought to port. She was therefore set on fire and destroyed. * * * A defeat and capture of the GUER-RIERE by the CONSTITUTION was an excellent achievement by Captain Isaac Hull which probably saved him from considerable embarrassment, for he had taken his ship to sea without authority or orders. R. E. Botterell, Sle Jack Holt, SIc This past week has seen a few more of our shipmates leave, transferred to other duties. Our able " jimy- Iegs", George Hartman, CTM, was transfer­ed to the RICHMO D and Terrio, CBM has taken over the job of Chief Police Petty Officer. * * * PEP TALK Boost the ship's teams. Lt. ( jg) J. B. Berkley - Editor. -: CONTRIBUTORS :- These smokers in which we have participated lately have shown us t'' fo things that should be remedied as soon as possible. ( 1) We are sadly lacking in material. ( 2) The material we have is not as highly trained or as fit as it should be in order to com­pete with other ships of our class. On a ship of this size there is bound to be more talent than ha<; appeared. Those that are new in the Navy still hide under a cover of false modesty. Those old timers who know how, say that they are tOQ busy. For a solution of this (: ond\ tion, we must depend on the divisional petty officers and division officers. "!.' ha div­ision officers make the rounds and find this hidden talent but the petty officers should make it posible for the men wishing to participate to profit by every opportunity T, O train and work out. Athletics in the fleet are an im­portant factor in the training of per­sonnel and building of character. A man whose mind is clear and fast enough to successfully compei. a in these contests, will be a decidedly bet­ter man on a gun crew or in the en­gineering spaces. He will be in bet­ter condition, physically, and mentally alert, will have an advantage over others in any undertaking. Let's all turn out and put tIllS zhip over in EVERY way. Lt. Og) D. A. Harris H. L. Brown, EMlc A weekly publication published by tho hip's company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Captain W. B. Woodson, U. S. N., Command­ing and Commander F. D. Manock. U. S. N., Exec..: tive Officer.