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The Blue Bonnet 1937-04-17
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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1937-04-17 - Page 4. April 17, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 3, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/639/show/638.

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. (April 17, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-04-17 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/639/show/638

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-04-17
Creator (Local)
  • Mackenzie, C. J., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Hall, A. D., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Meuhlen, B. M., distribution
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • At Sea
Date April 17, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number XVI
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
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  • Text
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 10
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Transcript Page Four BAGGAGE The following information t a ken from tariff books of the railroads is published for information of the fleet. Attention is invited to the fact that in many cases it is necessary to call the attention of baggage men to these provisions. " Baggage Allowance for Naval Per­sonnel as Provided for by Western Baggage Tariff No. 25- 9 Effective December, 1934, Page 23, Rule 10. " Commissioned Officers, Warrant Of­ficers, Nurses, Chief Petty Officers, also Petty Officers first class when traveling with dependents, of United States Navy on change of station only 350 lb. " Wives, dependent children and de­pendent mothers of Officers, Warrant Officers and Non- commissioned Of­ficers first class, second and third grades United States Army and cor­responding grades United States Navy and United States Marine Corps traveling on ticket purchased for cash or issued on transportation re­quests- 350 lb. " Each child on half fare ticket-- 175 lb." When government transportation request is applied for, issuing officer should be requested to note on back of transportation request. " Baggage allowance 350 lb. Western Baggage Tariff No. 25- 9." When government transportation request is not used, personnel should call baggageman's attention to the above tariff rules and present their orders as evidence that they are enti­tled to 350 lb. o. f.. b.. a. g. gage. " B" Baseball League Results The following is the final standing of ships in Heavy Cruiser Unit Base­ball Series (" B" League) and points towards General Excellence Trophy are awarded as indicated: Pta. Toward Percent- Gen. Ship Won Lost age Ex. Tro. Astoria 6 0 1.000 50 Salt Lake City 5 1 .833 30 Minneapolis 4 2 .666 20 Tuscaloosa 4 3 .571 10 New Orleans 3 4 .428 San Francisco 1 5 .166 Chester 2 4 .333 Utah 0 6 .000 The HOUSTON was in the " A" League Series. The games of the " A" League were played off last fall. THE BLUE BONNET Dear Sal, This is a strange world 0' conveni­ences. We got showers aboard our fine ship 0' steel which drool rain down from little holes in a piece 0' tin. Sure does a body a heap a good a lath­erin' with soap, then steppin' under tha shower, to leave tha body wh; te and glistenin' and as fresh as newly churned butter. Not much like tha old days on tha farm when Ma used to line us up for tha washin' tub every Saturday night, and we had to bend our knees back llke a grasshopper a startin' to get set for a jump. Yes sir, I think Uncle Sammy has got somethin'. This'll give you a chuckle. Our sail­in' yacht lined up with tha rest 0' tha cruiser boats tha other day for a mer­ry race 0' sailin'. Wind was a blowin' gales, and the coxswains were a stretchin' their ears for tha signal 0' startin'. Tha little boats came at tha startin' line a crowdin' each other like hogs at feedin' time. Sal, they can't pass tha startin' line before tha gun booms and they can't lag or they'll be a chas­in' tha others like a brave boat so they gotta judge tha speed jest right. Some were a draggin' their feet and sendin' up prayers that they wouldna 1- ass before tha bark 0' tha gun and be sent back home in shame. Well, ' twas a funny thing. When tha gun went off, tha stl'ainin' ones put their feet back in tha boat and were off. All went off in a shower 0' foam and a welter 0' spray. Yet, one boat got afoul 0' tha course and was bearin down across tha line tha wrong way. And when tha lad in charge 0' this boat spotted his blunder he waxed wroth at himself. On came tha seven one way. And on came tha blunderin' one in tha wrong direction. Seven against one- some­thin's gotta happen. Says tha lad 0' tha one, waxin' still wroth and wavin' his hands in futile rage, " I got tha right 0' way. U. S. S. Houston- 4- 17- 37- 1M. HO STON YACHTSMEN WIN t t., ontinued from Page 1.) All oj' these races were sailed over a tnangular- shaped course; starting anu nnltining on a line extending 500 yar", s from the end of the inner Long ned." h breakwater. From the starting lme, the course ran in a southeasterly ... irection clearing the eastern end of the outer breakwater, from there par­allel to and outside the seawall around \- he western end and back to the 5tart­ing point. The entire course was three miles long, however, the actual dis­tance covered by the sailing craft, be­cause of the necessary tacking back and forth, was much more. On the 10th, a clockwise direction was follow­ed in going over the designated course, while on the 12th and 13th the opposite direction was followed. The men who took part in these races deserve a lot of credit for the excellent seamanship exhibited, which enabled them to bring their boat home in the win position twice out of three trys. Those participating were En­sign T. A. Hilger; Chief Boatswain G. W. Meyer; D. M. Daly, Slc; J. W. Russell, S2c; L. C. Starck, SF2c; E. J. True, S2c; V. C. Smith, Slc; H. A. Weber, S2c; F. R. Andree, Slc; Hendricks, S2c; H. H. Small, SF3c; C. A. Gray, S2c and S. Kuschill, Tpr., U. S. M. C. Mr. Meyer skippered the sailing whaleboat for the first race; Daly handled the tiller during the second event; while Russel coxs'ned for the third test of skill. The last two men­tioned men were especially respon­sible for the fine showing our boat made; not only did they sail splendid races, showing keen judgement in taking advantage of every breeze, they also gave a great deal of their leisure time to practicing and pre­paring for these races. Congratulations men! Perhaps this will break the Rambler Ship's losing jinx. Stand clear 0' my boat." Tha others sailed on. A sickenin' crunch was heard. ext thing you know, there was his fine boat a bleed­in' by tha stem and a gapin' from a huge hole amidships. Says I, hurried­ly, you may be right in your own skull but you're a beckonin' to tha satan 0' chance when you're not a throwin' in with tha rest and you're gonna get hurt sometime: Love, Gus.