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1937-04-03 - Page 3. April 3, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/629/show/627.

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Title 1937-04-03
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date April 3, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number XIV
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
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  • Long Beach, California
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  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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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 Greetings and Salutations Friends, Listeners ... and Kibitzers! Pause a moment and lend thine ear to another bit of farce, frolic and tom foolery. This is the fourteenth of these popular broadcast under the direction of old Adam Chatterbox, who hopes he has stimulated more risibilities than spleens. If anyone thinks being in San Pedro away from the " Home port" has put a damper on this Battle Wagon's crew of Cut Ups, banish the thought and listen carefully ... The Show is On! May I present: .. * * * * .. .. .. Kite Kaper: An Officer of the Deck, was calmly pacing the Well Deck Wednesday afternoon, reflect­ing on the dull routine of a " Rope Yarn Sunday" in port. Noth­ing of interest, little to do to make the four hour watch pass quickly ... That thought passed abruptly when he suddenly noticed a large, brown paper kite flying just above the ship, appar­ently controlled from the Boat Deck. " What the ... !" Amazed and a bit vexed by this most unusual sight, he sent the messenger to investigate " on the double"! A few minutes lat­er he returned with Dietrich, who was responsible for this unique. oliday diversion. With sober mien and a hint of gruffness the ODD asked, " Why were you flying the kite 1" Embarrassed almost to the point of panic, the 4th Division lad answered haltingly, " For ... For, recreation, Sir." The young officer hesitated briefly and with a wondering ques­tion in his eyes he dismissed the kite flying Seaman with a laconic, " Okeh" ... ADAM ADDS: I have often heard sailors say, " If you want me, I'll be topside flying a kite!", but I never expected to see it. THE BLUE BONNET Sidelight: Joe West remarks, " That's nothing, I'm older and I fly kites from the roof of my house quite often; why! when a youngster I even tried to fly one while walking in my sleep!" ( There's nothing to add to that!) * * • * • • .. * All Fools Day: Many were the pranks played on unsu pectinnocents all thru the first day of April. The most successful one was a phone call by the " Quartermaster of the Watch" informing Fireman Casey, of Number Two " Firebox" that a lady from Al­hambra awaited his appearance on the Well Deck. That gullible gentle­man was hard at it in the Fireroom, standing a warm 4 to 8. Tho sweaty and somewhat disheveled, he hit the high spots on the way topside, only to pull himself up short of the Quar­termaster when it quite suddenly dawned ... Was he put out! Threats of vengance dire for the trickster came thick and fast! ... STAGE WHISPER- the initials of the phon­ing funstel' are C. H. M. * * • .. .. .. .. * Sweet Revenge: La t week " Sher­iff" Rimmer, played jailer to " Porky" Rosenkrans and " Whitey" Harred, ( ye . the MM was keeping the avia­tor company). The tables turned this Tuesday tho, for aided by tricky Gibson, fun- loving " Tiny" was him­self imprisoned in the starboard cat­apult tower for half an hour before liberty time ... He tried vainly to climb out the port; Tiny's a hefty guy and they don't build portholes that large. Failing escape, he plead­ed with his vengeful captors for re­lease ... " Not a chance!" As the min­utes flew the unwilling prisoner be­came panic stricken. He yelled long and loud: " Help! Help! Let me out of here! Master at Arms- Officer of the Deck! Captain! Somebody ... YBODY!! I'm going to mi s - that­boat!" The three tormenters insisted this be given publicity as a warning to wouldbe practical jokers, who- ­eventually. g. et. it. in. th. e . nec.. k. Raw Recruit: Gunney ergeant Greenwood was transferred to San Diego this week. This story didn't come to light until after he had gone, however, it is too good to keep. Many years ago when he was a brand- new " Leatherneck" he was walking thru the Camp when he passed an " Old- Timer" in dungarees Page Three puttering around a lawn. Not know­ing who it was, he asked, " Been in the Marines, long 1" The old gent looked up and seeing another recruit, answered with a twinkle in his eye, " Yes, ' bout thirty years." Interested now, " Gunny" queried, " What are you, a Sergeant 1" The crisp reply wa " 0" ... Not being satisfied, the recruit insisted, " What then, a Cor­poral, perhap 1 ... The response was still the same " 0" ••. Disgusted, Greenwood walked away growling, " You must one hell of a soldier!" The Gener. al .. on. ly. la. ug. he.. d.... Worst Be t Man: The Second Di­v; sion's Lamb was all set to aid and abet his friend " Stud" Nydegger, in the trying business of marriage. He failed mi el'ably tho because he couldn't locate the address. He searched but to no avail ... heart­broken he proceeded to quench his orrow with the bowl that " floweth," and thereby made bad matters worse ... The more he quaffed the sadder he became, until he was a pitiful sight indeed. Nydegger insi ts it was bet­ter thus a he believes firmly that the " Best Man" at any wedding is the groom...... .... Blue Ribbon Boner: The " A's" blonde boy, " Legs" Harrison, arrived in Long Beach late at night. It had been a hectic evening in L. A. and the ~' oungster was a bit absent- minded. He had gotten down to the last two­bits, but instead of catching a shore boat there, he walked all the way to San Pedro where he took passage for the ship. And to think they shot Lincoln ... ! ! * * * * * • * * Golden Grain Club Goings On: Long- time bachelor takes fatal leap today! Shanks, o. 1 Evaptender, finally forsakes the ranks of those ivin singl ess- edm! s Join Mi finnie Lee Bell, of Mineral Splings, Arkansas, in wedlock. Stand­aiel', who recently married, is to as ist our Machinist' Mate by driv­ing him to Yuma, Arizona, early Saturday, where they are to meet the bride- to- be. " Sandgap" i also play­ing the part of Groom's Man to the a­bout- to- be Benedict. Perhaps there is truth in the old adage: " Misery loves company." ... Seaman First Class, Lu­cas, of the " F" has filed intentions to wed. The lady is a Miss Emerson ... " Wimpy" Wilkinson of the same Di-