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The Blue Bonnet 1937-03-06
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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 3. March 6, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/614/show/612.

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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 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/614/show/612

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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
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 10
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 Your humble reporter has often wondered how the big- shot columnists work. After eight weeks at the helm of " Nosey News" he is convinced the answer is this: They sit down to a typewriter with scribbled notes litter­ing the desk around them and wait for an inspiration. None comes, so ~ hey knock out something - anything, In fact- put it on the hook, then hope the creative urge will strike like lightning the next time...... It never does! Summed up: A column scribe startes without an idea and ends the same way; what happens in between is the stuff you've been reading lately, and are on the brink af wading thru again- I hope! • • • • • • • • The Gong! ! .. For Adam Chatterbox: An ardent and observant fan calls Adam to task severely for error in reporting the story of Ship's Cook ~ alph Kenneth Newberry's acquisi­tiOn of new name. Meek apoligies.... Here's the straight of it: He recieved a Valentine, not a letter. It was addressed to Kenny " Caress" New­berry, and was from a best friend's Sweetheart! * • • *' • * * * Fourth Division Boasts Hero: T~ e phone rang and a ghostly voice saId, " Find out who the Coxswain is who forgot to put the plug in his boat before going into the water." We did and in so doing discovered the sea- going counterpart of the cour­a~ eous Dutch lad who saved the etherlands by sticking his finger in the leaking dyke... Seaman Coxswain Rader saved his motor launch by the same method; tho it didn't take the Bow Hook quite so long to come to the rescue by finding the missing plug. • • • • • • • • " If Winter Comes, Summer Can't Be Far Behind." By the same token THE BLUE BONNET we can be sure the " Good Oid Sum­mertime" is upon us. " Pop" Adkins, keeper of the A. A. Sky Control Gar­ret, has doffed the knee- length pea­coat worn habitually since early Fall. Rain or shine, hot or cold, it's warm folds draped his ageing frame- now, tenderly laid away in mothballs it waits for colder and happier day~. * * * * * • • • Alibi: .. Recently, a pair of popular Houstonites made a weekend trek to the mountains. Delayed in their scheduled return, two versions of the reason were told: Head, who domin­ates the Ship's Service Emporium, said, " We drove to Big Bear and hit a ' big rock.'" Finney, who barks like a Scotch terrier when " GSK" McElhanon, isn't around, explained, " We drove to Little Rock and hit a " little bear." Add interpretation . Sounds like the guy who " drank the sink and poured the bottle down the stopper." $: * * * * • * • Charlie " Spotlight" Campbell told me this one: Friends whom he hadn't seen for months were shocked and a bit disappointed to find themselves mistaken in believing the stentorian voiced Coxswain dead. He paid a visit and was perplexed at the looks of astonishment that greeted him. No wonder! They thought he was a ghost as positive identification of a news­paper picture had been made months before. The picture's caption was: avy Man Dies. They should have known it's impossible to kill a fellow like " Yap- Yap". * * * * * * * * Best Story of the Week: A newcom­er to the Houston stopped in front of the Blue Bonnet box and started to take the last copy. He saw the legend " Contributions" and hesitated looked around somewhat sheepishly then dug into a trousers pocket. Drop­ping fifteen cents thru the slot he took the paper and after reading it PUT IT BACK IN THE BOX!... . Evidently he thought it was the only available ono so he refrained from taking it along. ( otice: The generously inclined gentleman may have his " contribution" refunded by seeing Adam Chatterbox, in person.) 10ral: The box shouldn't have been nearly empty and the inscription will hava to be changed. • • • • • • • • Picture: .. A new and many- hued drape across the CPO Pantry Serving Page Three Room? Never saw a cup of steam­ing coffee hanging from draperies before........ Strange sight, this! It isn't a curtain, it's Chief Storekeeper Shepherd's broad bulk garbed in ma­roon pajamas that make Joseph's famous coat dull by comparison. *' • * * * * • • Have A huckle: .. Eight brawny lads intent on letter writing, scrap books, or study in the new and taste­fUlly furnished " Writing Room". Shin­ing, modernistic chairs; neat desks; parchment shaded lights: A cosy com­fortable picture. Something's wrong with it tho........ There's a note of incongruity in this scene somewhere. It's It's It's that confounded sign in large golden blocked letters: " LADIES" And you have old Adam's word for it, folks; there wasn't a lady within a hundred miles. *' • * • • • • * It Can't Happen Here: .. The band played softly.... Into the Wash Room passageway a huge man came grace­tully sk. ppmg. Recognizing the steps of Peter Pan's immortal dance, on­lookers tried to identify the dancer in the bad light; when his face could be seen plainly, we h.. new who it was: " Tex" Farquahar, Houston's favorite son, had let the breath of spring and Bandmaster Johnson's lilting music get the best of him! * * *' *' * * • * Something ew: .. The After Engine Room's Durler, is in the middle of an unique experiment. Quoting the Throttleman: " I believe it is pos­sible for a man to sleep so much that some day he will have reached the point where he will no longer need sleep." Why he should adhere to this theory is puzzling; he's been trying unsuccessfully to prove it for years. .... Add note: There are several defi­nitions of the word: Sleep. To wit: Slumber; rest; death; be motionless or inactive; be dead; pin rapidly and smoothly.... Question? Which applies to the exp. er. im. en. t. er..? ... Denial Refruted: .. La t week there was a tory about " Smiling Curtis" and the visiting feminine yachters. When asked about it he denied being said man and pointed out Beck­with a bein~ the embarassed one. To clear up misunderstanding: " Smiling Curtis" is none other than Lamar Curti Palmer, of the Print Shop. ( Continued on Page Four)