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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 2. December 26, 1936. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/569/show/566.

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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 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/569/show/566

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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 2, December 26, 1936, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/569/show/566.

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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
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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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Transcript Page Two. -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication, published by the ship's company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Cap­tain G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commandine and Commander P. K. Robottom, U. S. N. Executive Officer. EDITOR, Ensign C. J. Mackenzie Ass't. Editor:- R. C. Ball Ch. Pay Clerb Associate Editor:- R. W. O'Brien, BMlf Re- Write:- W. H. Osborne, Y3c 26 DECEMBER, 1936. SPONSO* R FO* R " HO* USTO " CHOSEN ( Continued) In the last two issues of the " Blue Bonnet" has appeared a series of arti­cles, as written by Col. Ball, dealing with the selection of a committee to get a cruiser named after the City of Houston and how his committee accomplished i~ s ends. This week Col. Ball goes on to tell how he was thanked for his work by the citizens of Houston and how the sponsor, Miss Elizabeth Holcombe, was chosen:- HOUSTON I have among my prized possessions a copy of the resolution prepared by a committee consisting of Judge Norman Atkinson, Gavin Ulmer, C. B. Gillespie and Col. Jacob F. Wolters, which was adopted by the full com­mittee. A copy thereof was beauti­fully engraved upon parchment, and was sent to me, inscribed as follows: " Whereas, official announcement has been made by the Secretary of the Navy that one of the cruisers now under construction will be named Houston, in honor of the City of Hou-ton; now, therefore, " Be it resolved, in recognition of the unselfish service, valuable leadership and counsel of the Honorable Thomas H. Ball, who acted as chairman of the committee for a U. S. S. Houston, that he be tendered a special vote of thanks on behalf of the citizens of Houston." The construction of the cruiser at ewport ews, Va., was speedily be­gun and it was ready to be christened and launched on September 7, 1929. The mayor and cruiser Houston com­mittee decided to make the occasion a gala event. In acordance with established cus­tom, a sponsor and maid of honor had to be chosen. The committee had chosen Miss Elizabeth Holcombe, the mayor's daughter as sponsor, prior THE BLUE BONNET to tne election of his successful op­ponent, W. K Monteith. At a called meeung of the committee some tnough~ it might be well to select MIS:> rlolcombe and present her name to Mayor MonteIth. I told my co­members that it was inadvisable to select her otiicIally, that I knew Mayor MonteIth would gladly and graciously name Miss Holcombe as sponsor, with the right to choose her maid of honor. The committee called upon Mayor Monteith and advised him of the de­sire of the committee that he name Vliss Holcombe as sponsor, with the nght to choose her maid of honor, and that he invite Miss Charlotte Williams the granddaughter of Sam Houston, to attend the launching as the sole guest of the city, others going at their ex­pense. Our recommendations were promptly and favorably acted upon by Mayor Monteith. Miss Williams and Miss Holcambe accepted and Miss Holcombe named Miss Mary Ellen Bute as her maid of honor. Thereupon, my work as chairman of the committee being completed, I tendered my resignation and upon my motion Mayor Monteith was made chairman over his objection, which he waived when assured by our com­mittee that the launching of the crui­ser Houston should be attended by the mayor of the city as head of the de­legation. ..... OS- CAR - 0 OPUS When Oscar was first induced to contribute to the columns of the Blue Bonnet he very definitely said, " Ay ban artist so Ay got temperemen tu and Ay ain't can promise regular Opuses." We would think that the Holiday season would provide plenty of feeling for such a tempermental soul, and true it did. When contacted for a contribution for the Holiday Issue, Oscar said, " Dis hal' Christ­mas Spirit make me feel so gud Ay ban going tu take leave, go tu de mountains and du nutin but sit in front of fireplace." No amount of persuasion would change his stand so it therefore looks like there will be no Opus this week. Before leaving, Oscar did wish his readers a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Since in the past he has been so good about con­tributing, the Blue Bonnet wishes Oscar the Seasons Greetings. HAPPY EW YEAR After Xmas day I am sure everyone \ s happy and is looking toward the coming New Year with great expecta­tions. ? ! The gang got one Xmas present this year in the form of Andy Mellon. He has returned from the Naval Hos­pital, Mare Island, California. Wel­come home Andy! Our dashing 3/ c ordinance man seem to have had a very merry Xmas. Give an acount of yourself Swede. For the benefit of the few men that have been asking about our fourth plane - It is in San Diego Air Station for repairs - In custody of Jr. R. Wright, AMM3/ c and our dashing Chief No. 2 - Charlie Noble. Everyone of the " V" seemed to enjoy those after- dinner snacks Xmas day of nuts, candy, pie, and fruit, washed down with hot coffee-.? ? Our regular Exhaust pipe corres­pondent will be here to fill the column next week. A word might be added thanking Steele of the " V" for the excellent drawing of the new cut you see heading this column, also the Xmas cut in front. 10 · . · .. O'BRIEN LEAVING SHIP ( Continued From Page One) with, he was generally the moving in­fluence behind the scene. If there was a Ship's Party or dance it was he who could always be found doing more than his share of the work. If anyone wanted to find out anything about the history of the Houston or the Navy they went to him, a veritable walking encyclopedia on all events connected with the Houston and Navy he loves so well. Obie, we salute you as a man and shipmate and wish you the best of luck wherever you may be. May we all be shipmates with you again. ••• The folks at home will enjoy read­ing the Blue Bonnet. Send it!