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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1937-03-06 - Page 2. March 6, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/614/show/611.

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. (March 6, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-03-06 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/614/show/611

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-03-06
Creator (Local)
  • Mackenzie, C. J., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Hall, A. D., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Zeitfuss, W. G., distribution
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date March 6, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number X
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 10
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
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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 ..... kIT publication, published by the ship's COJllpanT of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Cap­tain G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commanding and COMmander P. K. Robottom, U. S. N., Exkutlve Officer. - EDITOR, Ensign C. J. Mackenzie Ass t. Editor:- R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Associate Editor:- A. D. Hall, MMlc Distribution:- W. G. Zeitfuss, Bugle 6 MARCH, 1937. * * * PEP TALK The past athletic record of the HOUSTON has been far from bright. In the various issues of this paper much has been written trying to work up a more favorable attitude and much time has been expended in try­ing . to develope winning teams. There are a number of reasons why we have not been able to have these winning teams; i. e., operating sched­ules, independent duty that has kept us away from port for long periods of time, lack of adequate coaching staffs; but, the biggest reason has been LACK OF COOPERATION. The ship as a whole has not gotten behind her teams in the manner in which she should. In some cases men have been intimidated into refraining froll) going out for a team by being assigned extra watches, given un­pleasant details, etc. Athletics are the same everywhere. Most colleges give athletes scholar­ships; however they are required to keep up in their studies at all times. They are not required to stand higher but. must be above average, so must ~ avy . athletes do their duty and stand watches when in the duty section. In a recent memorandum published by the Executive Officer, which refers to the " Organization and Ship's Reg­ulations" just published; wherein it states that working parties, anchor and security watches will be men de­tailed from the working or duty sec­tion. Unless intelligent supervision is exercized, they are in a position to to make it extremely unpleasant for the candidates for athletic teams by detailing them to more than their share of watches, working parties, etc. Such an attitude will NOT be toler­ated. It is not necessary to pamper athletes, for they are men and above the average when it comes to being a good clean all around sport. THE BLUE BONNET The United States Navy has visit­ed every port in the world and has always conducted itself in such a man­ner that the local authorities as well as high ranking officers of the various nations have commented on it. In­variable they have stated that the high standard of the American Navy has been due to the excellent spirit and cooperation in athletics. Athletics in the Scouting Force is as much a part of our schedule as is Engineering, Gunnery, and Commun­ication. Regular games are scheduled and all ships are expected and re­quired to participate. Now, we do not necessarily want the HOUSTON to be known solely as an athletic ship; but, we don't want her to be on the bottomoI tEe lst as She as oeen m in these past three years. The excellent records made in En­gineering, Gunnery, and Communi­cation in the past show not only what can be done with wholehearted cooper­ation, but that we do have the mater­ial. There is no reason why we can­not put the HOUSTON on the Ath­letic Map. Now is the time, let all start today to build up that excellent spirit of good fellowship that is required for athletics. ...... ( Continued From Page One) by knockout; 126 pounds, Long ( Nev­ada) defeated Barry ( Detroit) by decision , 135 pounds, Gibbons ( Col­orado) defeated Koch ( Dale) by knockout; 147 pounds, Sieun ( Ar­gonne) defeated Matthews ( Detroit) by decision; 160 pounds, Nero ( Rich­mond) defeated Isenburg ( Perry) by decision; 175 pounds, Powell ( Minne­apolis) defeated Choate ( New York) by decision; Heavyweight, Duke ( As­toria) defeated Young ( Sicard) by decision. ....... NEW RATING Bureau of Navigation Circular Let­ter no. 39- 36, established the rate of Metalsmith first and second class. Rates of all blacksmiths and copper­smiths will be changed to metalsmiths and the former rates abolished. Re­quirements for qualification for this new rating are given in the Bureau of Navigation Manual. ...... Don't forget to mail the Blue Bon­net tit the folks at home! GUS'S WEEKLY LETTER Dear Sal: Sure lazy these days. Feels like spring may be a creepin' among us in tha midst of old man winter's busy season. ' Pears like she's relievin' tha watch a mite early. May be a good idea to trot out a smatterin' 0' sassa­fras and set it a steepin'. Never will forget tha time Ma was a trifle late on tha tea. Broke out with a swarm of boil!. I dinna knew wether I was a walkin' demon­stration 0' great goose pimples or do­in' a mass swellin' for a medicine show. Pa allus said it was tha meaness a comin' ut- o' me, but I swung with tha idea ' twas only good old madam nature's · omen 0' showin' change 0' season. Spring may be a brite and cheer­ful time 0' tha year, Sal, but tha boil part 0' it was nary a Sunday School picnic to me. Good things come to a close. One 0' tha lads aboard gives out many a laugh each week by jotting out stuff in Swedish lingo. He's been givin' tha ship's rats, whale boats, fog horns, and such tha breath 0' life, and they allus bewail their lot in heavy accent. Now, he's got change 0' duty, and we'll nary heave in humorous vein over Oscar Opuses. ' Slike tha time our prize boar took cholera, drooped around, and did a nip up like a flap jack. Nearly broke my heart and tha sows'. ' tis sad, but one's gotta get use to a new set up. After traveling aboard some 0' these other ships it certainly makes a body proud and stick out his chest like a pouter pigeon, tha way our ship is allus so clean fron stem to stern. Tha decks gleam like freshly fallen snow, and the steel and brass- ah me, Sal, can't even find tha proper words. Goes to prove a house is only a house, but a clean home is a place to park tha body and grab some victuals in proper and fittin' style. Love, .11. Gus Boris: " With all this noise, I can hardly hear myself." Chandu: " Don't worry, you're not missing much."