This Guantanamo period is a tough
racket for me and me palsy- walsies
who are doing our best to break up
romances, put our friends on the pan,
kibitz on some of these wise guys
games and generally make ourselves
heartily disliked. Each and every one
of the Romeos to be, Don Juans. of
the past and notables about ship are
constantly in training for the conquests
upon our return to the land
where men are men and the women
sometimes don't care for the idea.
To- wit; what we don't do, won't do
us any harm. Well, any way, here we
are, so what are you going to do about
it. Went into the wash room the
the other day, once a quarter, and a
certain blonde BM2c was standing in
his birthday suit and gazing admiringly
in the miror and saying to himself,
" Jeez, these women, why don't
they get married and leave me alone."
After all!! And then, while on the
dock the other night a certain BM
was leading the Marine choir in several
melodious ??? arias. That's one
time when the Marine superiority took
a back seat. Were they snowed under,
and what stories! Seems like Kennedy
just had to have his ' alky" rub
after his fight the other evening.
" Please, Brown, my lips are sore, put
some there." And what about that
long range punch, down. " J e w"
Freedman met a shipmate of the past
the other day who inquired if he still
had that glorious tenor voice. From
now on the Well Deck will be blessed
with harmony while the Irishman is
on watch. Fansher was taking a noon
day siesta one noon and some nasty
man painted his feet with war color
and his toe nails a lovely shade of
red deck. The playboy tells us confidentially
that he alwa s had them
THE BLUE BONNET
SPIRIT, WHAT IS IT?
hard times hit us, WE CANT TAKE
True, it is, that there may be situations
and conditions that we don't
like, but continually singing the blues
gets us nowhere and only makes it
harder to keep out of the red.
A few of us are trying our level
best to make this a good place to live
but it is like swimming against the
tide and not getting anywhere when
others try to break up what little
spirit is left. If you're not interested
in making it a good ship, shut up, no
one is interested in your sad stories.
We who have been here for some
time are proue. of the ship and her
achievements during the time we have
been aboard and it is d- d disgusting
to hear a few people who have
come from what they consider better
ships continually runnir; g down the
HOUSTON and always saying, " Now
when I was on the --". You are on
the HOUSTON now and probably due
to stay for some time. It is to your
benefit to help us make this a happy
home. ..... R. E. B.
Let's get that Red " E"
manicured anyway, and that this was
a bum job. That definition of Women
that WKF turned in is a honey, but
if you want to see it, see us. On our
recent visit to Houston last month,
the following conversation was said
to have really occured:
Escort: " Have you read Ship's
Order No. 14?"
Visitor: " No, what does it say?"
Escort: " Cancelled."
What Chief Electricians Mate :': l. S
his shirts scrubbed by a certain
It has been rumored that there is a
canary in the Boat Shop??? Extra
duty men can breathe easily ~ ow. ! he
C& R gang have finished laymg hnoleum
in the CPO pantry. ~ ut R~ bel
says he has some nifty new Jobs Im~ d
up. Did Sharpe get that ear of hIS
from the horse in the big town of
G ntanamo. Our Basket- ball coach
ua . ' t
says that the sun in this area IS qm e
warm. Sivak made the statement the
other night that he could fall for
any " twist" now. What does he mean?
That dynamic marine states that he
will prove without a doubt that ' C. olumbus
was a Marine, in the Spamsh
Another week gone by in dear old
Guantanamo, a smoker and what havp.
you thrown in.
The Stokers sure have quite a gang,
a new fighter who used to earn $ 65.00
whole dollars a week on the outside
and by the way, he says his board
was thrown in, now if you want to
have him show his stuff, see Bulla,
F3c., " M" Division.
All week has b<: en spent in getting
the good old ~ l, ip ready for the oncoming
maneuvers to the West Coast
and that of course brings us within
sight of the ' home' of the HOUSTON
San Pedro, my, my, won't the girls
just be standing on the docks, etc. ' 1 ' 1
We wonder why Kollmer, WT1c,
does not come out for boxing, especially
when he can knock ' em so cold
as has been done in the past. What
about it, Kollmer? ?
" Slide Rule" Kerdikes ( the Ladies
man, had a letter this week from some
sweet young thing in Houston and
ever since he has been unable to complete
his Diesel Engine Course.
A. Dietzman Hap is still the true
lover, so he says, believes that an
engagement should be on the NRA
basis. Oh, well, it's great if the girls
can stand it. My, my, Dietzman, what
is this power you have over the fair
The Engineering Score is still okay,
but we can do a lot to make it
better. Watch the excessive use of
water and try and help keep the HOUSTON
leading the Cruisers.
MarCorps'. And so, little boys,
It's easy enough to be happy,
With a glass, a lass and a song.
But the man worth while,
Is the man who can smile,
When he has the " old lady" along.
" Wop" Pemental, plank owner on the
5" battery, knows his targets. When
the sleeve was brought aboard, he
made the crack, " No hits, but she
went through the smoke, at least
look how black it is." What ship's
writer made a sucess in Houston?
Arrives at Guantanamo and air mail
epistles pour in 20c a crack. Would
have sworn Podunk Center broadcast
last Saturday for the smoker. Good
music and a few trapeze acts???
S'all fer now! .. 1.
Send the BLUE BONNET home.