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The reaction to the proposed " FAREWELL
DANCE" was no surprise to
Adam ... He predicted it. There's
a reason ... The terrific hullabaloo
in the Port Hangar each night after
supper isn't made by a troop of mad
elephants. Just some of the stayaboards
doing a medicine ball workout
... Question:.. Why does Fox
blush when called " Dodo"? No blushing
when called that in those " blue"
letters ... What did the Connecticut
" Dutchman" plan to do with a cow
in No. 1 Uptake? Maybe he's sUllporting
a cat? ( Adam Adds: Possibly
he's under contract to Nicolette.)
... California produces most everything
a bit larger than elsewhere,
even mosquitoes. One flew in here a
moment ago that was darned near
as big as the Ancient Mariner's Albatross
... Proof of this is the captured
insect ( of the genus Culex) on
exhibition in the Print Shop ... Is
there truth in the rumor that " Te!' lsie"
Mohn is soon to become a proud
father? ... Picture: Little Charlie
Chay, Signal Gang, trailing large
lady and leading little boy dressed
in full bluejacket regalia along the
crowded Pike ... Definition: Love
starts when you sink into his arms
and ends with your arms in his sink.
'" '" '" '" '"
That's all folks. Adam's signing
off. Thanks for listenin'. Remember
to get your " stuff" in before
Wedne~ day ni~ t--- that1s the N. N.
deadline now. Also, you'll find your
copy of the best Ship's Paper in
the box in the Recreation Compartment.
If it should happen to be
empty call at the Log Room. Adios
NAVY TENNIS TOURNAMENT
A Navy tennis tournament open to
all personnel of the fleet will be held
at Recreation Park, Long Beach, during
the period 12 to 19 June. Events
will be held in both the mens doubles
and mens singles. Appropriate trophies
will be awarded to winners and
runners- up in each event. Entries
must be made before June 10. Anyone
interested in entering this tournament
should see the Athletic Officer for
THE BLUE BONNET
SPONSORS NAMED FOR NEW
The Secretary of the Navy has designated
Miss Virginia Lee Maury
Werth and Mrs. Edward Simpson as
sponsors of the MAURY and STERETT
respectively. Miss Werth is the
greatgranddaughter 0 f Commander
Matthew Fountain Maury, now deceased.
The MAURY, which is being built
at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation,
Union Plant, San Francisco,
Calif., is named for the late commander.
The STERETT, which is being built
at the Navy Yard, Charleston, S. C., is
named in honor of the late Lieutenant
Andrew Sterett, who is the great
uncle of Mrs. Simpson, widow of the
late Rear Admi. ra. l.. Edward Simpson.
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The happy hour will be held about
seven- thirty in the evening so that all
hands will be aboard for the show,
late liberty not normally being granted
while off Hawaii. Still more acts
( mostly, original dialogues or takeoffs)
are needed. Also, anyone with
special ability or inclination toward
helping with props would report to
Ensign Raymond who is handling the
auxiliary end of the show. .. I."
LT. ( jg) 8.. P. WELLER, PROMOTED
Due to an error in last week's issue
of the Blue Bonnet, it was stated that
Lt. Moosbrugger was the only HOUSTON
officer eligible and selected for
promotion by the last selection board.
The Blue Bonnet wishes to correct
this error. Lt. ( jg) S. P. Weller,
HOUSTON aviator, was selected for
promotion to Lieutenant by this same
board. Congratu. l. a. ti. o. ns, Mr. Weller.
The absent- minded professor was
busy in his study. " Have you seen
this?" said his wife, entering. " There's
a report in the paper of your death."
" Is that so?" returned the professor
without looking up. " We must
remember to send a wreath."
Notices of the first matches will
be forwarded to the Fleet Athletic Officer
on June 11. Also, notices of the
schedule will be published in the Pre s
Telegram on Friday, 11 June and in
the Morning Sun on Saturday, 12 June.
USS Houston-- 4- 10- 37- 1,000.
Who'd a thought it! We're a goin'
to get a chance ta see tha rest 0'
tha terrane, Sal. Tha ship is headin'
toward tha land 0' soft music and
grass dresses one 0' these fine days,
and we'll be a sittin' in tha midst of
a lotta maidens, chewin' pineapples
by tha dozen and sippin' okueleehow
( tha drink 0' volcanic fire and poison).
Mayhaps I'll be a bringin' you one
0' tha weed skirts. But there's a
wee bit 0' danger in that. Your Pa'll
be thinkin' he skipped part 0' tha
barley field last season and'll be
runnin' tha binder over ya. How
about a fine, shellacked duck. They
say they're tha pick 0' tha very nice
and tasty, and ya can't beat that.
A lot 0' people don't grab tha
things at hand, Sal. One would think
with tha fishes 0' tha sea and the
foul 0' tha atmosphere a body would
be in tha lap 0' plenty. In jargon that
means he would be a settin' a full
One 0' tha lads got a worrin'. He
noticed some nice big fat birds aflyin'
around our fan tail, so he says
them's my meat; watch out fair feathered
friends, I'm a comin' with my
One big fat, dusty white bird fell
for tha wiles 0' one 0' tha cook's biscuits
a swingin' from a fish line, and
was started a simmerin' in a stew
Strange, says tha lad, after boilin'
tha foul for many an hour, none 0'
my weapons will pierce this carcass.
Maybe I had been stewin' tha soundin'
lead: But checkin' up he finds he's
stilI wrong as a hen a broodin' over
a heap of rocks. Then he gets mad.
Says he, I'll eat this; and commenced
a frothin' at tha mouth.
Maybe he dinna like tha flavorin'
when he tore a mite off and Commenced
masticatin'. Anyway, ays he,
I'd sooner be eatin' cess pool salmon,
and thas not even good hog food.