Page Four. TB~ BLUE: BONNET USS Houston-- 4- 3- 37 1000
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The ship is sure like a farm, Sal.
A body would've thought so if he'd
been aboard tha other night when
tha fog flowed up from tha water and
covered tha old bateaux in a haze
thicker than tha one Pa's in when he
wakes himself up a snorin' to tha
Pa use to tuck his chin under the
covers during tha cold spell, but he
had to put skid chains on that. His
snorin' so lifted tha covers they most
tickled him to death with their pulsations.
Well, tha fog was thick. Had to
start soundin' off on tha bell, so we
hit her in swing time every minute.
Sort 0' closed my peepers in tha
midst of it, and listened to tha clamor
0' tha harbor. Mighty like a farm, I
says. Tha oompah, tha waah, and
booo 0' tha fog horns sure puts ya in
mind 0' somethin'. Sounds to me
like geese on tha run or a big gander
blowin' a war cry through six inches
0' mud. And tha bells-- like our
old dinner gong ma use to beat when
tha hands were a threshin' in the
fields. But there's a mite too many
bells at that. If a body was a thinkin'
they was calls to dinner he would
be a turnin' in all directions and finally
starve to death on tha high seas.
You know about those fine ranch
eggs you sent me, all colored in Easter
tint. Just was a fixin' to stow
them away with usual gusto when I
sees a big salt shaker in tha midst
of a lotta egg shells right close to
where tha chicken eggs used to be.
S?~~ hungry soul smelled out my
hldm place and let his feelin's run
without benefit 0' clergy.
Got my: s~ spicions and peepers on
a rotund mdlVldual who always packs
a look 0' hungar in his eyes. Hope
they slaI? ped on 30 pounds 0' blubbery
f~ t to hls car~ ass and he has to let
hl~ fee~ coverm' g'~ untied. Someday
he 11 tI IP up on hIS conscience and
f~ ll . do: vn to wallow in tha misery
o hIS SillS, you may lay to that.
No. 1 Starboard
No. 3 Starboard
No. 4 Port
No. 5 Starboard
No. 6 Port
No. 7 Starboard
No. 8 Port
No. 9 Starboard
No. 10 Port
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It IS not always the winner that
pulls a good race, so win, lose or tie,
here's to a good pull all the way- at
least we'll let the others know that
the Houston is in there fighting!
The Selected Whale Boat Crew as
they will pull today:
Smith, D. H.
Viskovich, F. M.
Driskell, D. W.
True, E. J.
Duran, E. A.
Meyers, V. L.
McDonald, J. P.
McKenna, R. J.
Krecklow, R. A.
AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE
Boost HOUSTON Athletics!
At the end of an examination the
officer gathered up all the papers.
Among them he discovered one
sheet, which, instead of figures, bore
merely a crude drawing of a tombstone
on which was written: " Sacred
to the memory which always deserts
me on occasions like this."
day. ......... ...
Thanks for tunin' in folks, and remember
friends- You can't find a
better Ship's Paper than the one
you're reading. ' Til next broadcast
Sayonara and may good fortune do~
your fotsteps. Adam Chatterbox is
signin' off. Ain't cha glad???????
Don't look for the flaws - as you go
And even when you find them,
It is wise and kind to be somewhat
And look for the virtue behind them'
For the cloudiest night has a tint of
Somewheres in the shadows hiding.
It is better by far to look for a star
Than the spots on the sun abiding. '
The world will never adjust itself
To suit your whims to the letter:
Some things go wrong your whole life
And the sooner you know it the bet-ter.
It is folly to fight with the infinite,
And go under at last with the wrestle'
The wiser man shapes into God's plan:
As water shapes into a vessel.
( Continued from page three)
vision is also on the verge of matrimony;
date not known .... Congratulations,
very best wishes and tons of
old shoes to new and prospective members
of the good old " GG" Club.
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Airy Arrogance: " Headlock" Wel-bourne's
brief flying adventure last
Monday, seems to have gone to that
popular gentleman's head quite seriously.
He vainly struts around admonishing
all who will listen, " ...
and call me the flying Jimmy- Legs."
What is it these plane hops do to
people? ( Adam Adds: Don't ask me;
never made one!)
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This and That- As Seen From The
Fighting Top: Machinist's Mate Podries,
reports aboard fresh from the
Black Hawk on the China Station.
Remarks, " I like the Orient and had
a lot of fun but, I like the paleface
girls more better" .... The Rover Boys
and " Let ' Em Eat Cake" Noble went
on a tour of the San Pedro night
spots recently. Th, is famous trio
were ably chaperoned by Tommy
( Playboy) Hubbard.__ As the wee
sma hours approached they were all
buying drinks for the same Mademoiselle
but Charlie won out and took
the lady home .... Better brush up
Jack and Frenchy, you're losing that
celebrated grip on the femmes ....
One of the new arrivals in the CPO
Quarters is being measured for one
of those noisy checkered suits ( circus
barker vaiety) and a nice new
soap box ... The Fan Tail Boys are
boasting of their new " Bing Crosby"
in the person of Katzman ... Croon
on lad, croon on ... Cecil Ritchie
wants to know what the added attraction
in the CPO Quarters is for
Hubenek ... Grzmocinski, 1st Div.
" Irishman" calls us to task for leaving
the " r" out of his name ... With
a name like that he should be thankful
for ommissions ... " Jamoke" Ryan,
" M's" masculine threat perplexed to
find the old personality is on the
wane ... Maybe you don't live right ..
.. It is reported that W. Q. Smith and
" Slim" Temples of the " Flag" boats
always call their " 500" hands a misdeal
unless they're just about tops ....
D. P. Hartly couldn't get ashore for
the Easter festivities. The bunny
rabbit didn't forget tho, he delivered
D. P.' s share in plenty of time, Satur-