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Lovemaking a la Pastry: Viebb, the
Baker, entertaining his girl friend
by baking a swell " chocklut" cake. At
least he thought so; and it was for
HER! Something went wrong tho,
as the " One and Only" left the ship
without the cake. " Love's labor lost",
sez I .
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Inventive Genius: Slough-" Bounc-ing
Benny" of the " S", is neither
painter nor artist. Be that as it may,
the paint must go on, so he, departing
from the conventional, discovers
a different way: By sticking his number
12 boot in the bucket and kicK-ing
well the result was perfect.
He had paint on every thing, including
himself! Brushes are expensive
and Benny has the Small Stores Issue
Room, you know; and besides, sez he,
" A big flat foot helps to put it on
Seriously Speaking: Overheard
Oklahoma's wandering son, Pharmicist's
Mate, A. C. Gilmore, remark in
his pleasant drawl, " Man! You're
mighty right! I sure am glad I came
to the good old Houston; she's the
best ship I've ever been on, or hope
to find!" .... Agreed .... And .... Cheif
Yeoman, Elliott, who pilots the Log
Room, amazes us by asking, " The
Blue Bonnet? Never heard of it! You
don't mean to tell me that this is
published every week?! !" Were we
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Dreary Weekend: ~ aturday After-noon;
Recreation Room nearly deserted;
Ehlo, hardbitten Watertender,
sits at the piano, alone and lonely.
With a far- away and melancholy expression
he thumps out " The Prisoner's
Song".... His inimitable one- handed
technique leaves the left hand free
to hold his head which is aching, or
should be.... Suggestion: There's another
" B" Division lad who can wheedle
tunes from that instrument; Why
not make it a duet, with " Rad" Coster's
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Local Witticism: All hands and the
Washroom Keeper came up to see
the " Big Broadcast of 1937". " Bobby"
Robison, " B's" recently returned casualty,
who was having trouble flnding
a place, smartcracked, " If there
THE BLUE BONNET
were two more men on this ship, one
of them would have had to miss this
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Did You See: The disgruntled
Pharmicist's Mate- new aboard- who
brought his chair topside for the same
picture at supper time and couldn't
find it in the crowd until after the
show was over?
GAB FR• O• M* T* H* E* G* R* AB BAG:
Why is Radio's Abe Gariner staying
aboard from now on"???? Did the
love light die.... did his fan mail stop
because the " Girl- Friend" went out
of circulation? Why was Dohm,
CQM so bent on digging up a few
" frog skins" Was the apartment too
expensive, or did she get that new
outfit? Radio's Sanderson: " Say
Max, I just brought those courses aboard
that you asked for, " How To
Get in The Flag" and be a Staff P. O.
Ditto Mains: H*@ lb&**@*! lb@! etc.
.... Two Flag Signalmen staged a race
by the " hunt and hit" method, typing
the time honored " Now is the time
for " Who won Wilkie? Oddity:
Michaeu, the blonde Dutchman of the
" F", is an opera ati. dict The Flight
Deck's rugged Leading Seaman was
romancing a damsel named Barbara.
How about it, did it cool? Tis said
that a " Canyon Queen" induced Cooper
of the Flag Office to buy those " Vel'
milion" red skivie pants. Why? Take
a blush, Ramey! L Henry, the " 4th"
Div. champian eater, says it took his
Pa six years to get him in the Navy.
Quote: " They got so tired of seeing
my Pa at the Recruiting Station, they
gave in just to be rid of his pestering."........
" Bud" Adams, stalwart
Boat Cox'in, has another, and more
appropriate nickname. IT he doesn't
keep quiet, we'll spill it.... You
" Clark Gable" you!.. .." Jew Boy"
jots down the Contract Number of his
new shoes, so if lost he'll have no
trouble identifying them!! !...... Johnny
Allen, who can't keep his hands off
the bus fare allotment, remarks,
" Maybe you did have ice cream Thursday,
but I had a pain in the neck!"
________ Danny, the " Third's fighting redhead"
contributed to Cab Driver's Retirement
Fund by tendering a ten
spot for a " short trip". Such generosity,
and with beer ten cents a glass!
____.... Why couldn't " Watty" Watkins
and " Four Eyes" Hubenek, of the fantail,
say good night? Morning came
USS Houston 3- 6- 37- 800
Oscar says that a Canuck friend
on one of the carriers told him this
Says Senor Deek, " My batrobe reek,
I'll send her to de laundry;
She's not so hot, she's full of spot
Just lak I work in foundry,
Wen she is clean, she look dam keen
An' fill me wit emotion,
I tell you wat , she's best batrobe
On whole Passeefeek Ocean. U
In wan more week dis robe of Deek
Report back to her station,
She look just lak a gunny sack
Wit high school edjucation
Deek'. face get rad for he get mad
Wen he look at dis batrobe
He say, " By Gar, she's shronk so far
She no would fit a microbe."
But Deek's a lad wat can't stay mad,
He say, " She's now a wescut;
I'll wear her at de time of day
Wen I eat tea and biscut,
She don' quite fit, but I tink it
Is still a dam good notion'
tell you wat, she's bes' wesc~ t
On whole Passee. fe. e. k. Ocean." - OSCAR
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twelve oared boats. A selected crew
race. is to be held at 1100 on Sunday,
AprIl 11, and should attract quite a
crowd since any man in the Marine or
Naval Services is eligible to participate,
regardless of length of service.
Cruiser sailing races are to be three
in number and will be held on 9 12
and 13 April; so it will not be ion~
before the masts will have to be pulled
down from the hanger and the sails
broug. ht up from the sail locker. Any
men mterested in this age- old sport
sho~ ld see either Ensign Hilger or
Chelf Boatswain Meyer.
so soon and there they were with no
sleep!....__.. The Sunday Comic's Whahooism:
Definition for typewriting"
Tap talk on paper". Struck me as
Y, ou had fair warninO""' friends' if you ve corne this far, thanks and an
orchid for your stamina. That's all
for now. So long-.
Boost HOUSTO Athletics!