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The Blue Bonnet 1936-12-26
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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 1936-12-26 - Page 1. December 26, 1936. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/569/show/565.

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange editor. (December 26, 1936). The Blue Bonnet 1936-12-26 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/569/show/565

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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 1936-12-26 - Page 1, December 26, 1936, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 19, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/569/show/565.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1936-12-26
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 December 26, 1936
Description Volume III, Number L
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 9
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 BO NET U. S. S. HOUSTON Volume III THE CHRISTMAS PARTY After several weeks of preparation the HOUSrON'S Christmas Party was held as reI' schedule. Judging by the appre~ iation with wh~ ch our efforts were received the party was a huge success. Nearly 90 children, including 30 from needy families, together with forty mothers, were l;; uests of the ship. The childlen were met at the dock at 11 ~ o A. M. and welcomed aboard ship at 11 : 15. The children were divided into groups of 4 to 6 and a group as­signed to each division. The children then went below decks where they were entertained at the Division Christmas trees, made friends with their escorts and were given presents. Then a fine turkey dinner with all the ( Continued.. o.. n... Page Four) NEW BATTLESHIP COMMANDER On Saturday, 2 January 1937 at 0930 Rear Admiral E. C. Kalbfus: U. S. N. will relieve Vice Admiral Clarence S. Kempff, U. S. N. as Com­mander Battleships, Battle Force. The ceremony will be performed on board the U. S. S. We, s. t 1V_. irginia. HOU~. TON OFFICERS GO UP FOR SELECTION A selection board has been ordered to convene about 11 January for the purpose of selecting a limited number of Commanders from those Lieutenant Commanders who are senior to Signal Number 1470. Mr Vytlacil, Mr. Inglis, Mr. Keating, and Mr. Clifford are in this group. Long Beach, Calif., 26 December, 1936 ................... + r .... « XMAS GREETINGS Secretary Swanson extends to the entire Naval Service his sincere good wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and takes the oc­casion to commend the Service as a whole for DUTY WELL DONE. ...... '+' .. HOUSTON OFFICERS TO TAKE PROMOTION EXAMINATIONS During the period of 1 March to 17 April a number of Houston Com­mander Scouting Force's Staff officers will take their professional examin­ations for promotion to the next senior rank. These Officers are: Lieut. R. B. Vanzant, Lt. ( jg) G. L. Huff, Ensigns E. C. Long, E. R. Nelson Jr., H. F. Kuehl, A. C. House, I. S. Pres­ler and C. J. Ma.. c. k. e.. n. zie. TRACKING EXERCISE During the afternoon of 4 January the Houston, Pensacola, and North­ampton will hold a Radio Direction Tracking Exerci. s1e1 a.. t sea. COMMAND CHANGE Monday, 28 December at 1000 Rear Admiral H. Sadler, U. S. N. will re­lieve Rear Admiral C. P. Snyder, U. S. N. as Commander Cruiser Divi­sion Six, Scouting Force. The cere­mony will be performed aboard the Mineapolis, the Admiral's new flag­ship which recently returned from Pearl Harbor Navy Yard where she was overhauled. Number L O'BRIEN LEAVING SHIP This coming Monday the " Blue Bon­net" and the entire Ship's Company is going to lose a fine friend and fellow worker. " Obie" 0' Brien has received orders transferring him to Guam. No other person has done so much to keep the Blue Bonnet alive. When everyone else felt, shucks, what's the use, it was Obie who wouldn't give up but pitched in all the harder and dug up interesting copy which revived the spirit and renewed every ones interest. In fact it was largely through his efforts and interest that the present " Blue Bon­net" got its start and it was he who throughout the greater part of its existence has done the major portion. of the work. Not only in the literary field has his spirit been felt, but, in every activity aboard ship. In the six and a half years that he has been aboard, he has coached, managed or played on practically every athletic team on the ship. Those he actually hasn't worked ( Continued.. o. n.. Page Two) AVIATION CADET ORDERED Recently word was received that Aviation Cadet William C. Jakeman, USNR has been ordered to the Hou­ston upon completion of his course of instruction at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. It is expected that he will report for duty during the per­iod that the Aviation Unit is based in San Diego for the Fleet Landing Exercise. The HOUSTON will be one of the first cruisers to be assigned an aviation cadet.