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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1937-04-24 - Page 3. April 24, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/644/show/642.

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. (April 24, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-04-24 - Page 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/644/show/642

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-04-24
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 24, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number XVII
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
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
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Transcript Aloha kind listeners. Your sea­goin' reporter and broadcasting sta­t: on have come a long way since leav­ing the dear old mainland. Two or three days of rough and tumble wea­ther- just enough to put the land tainted sea legs in good condition and give us the pro p er stance---- cold blustery days, cloudy grey days, war­mer, warmer, then into the sun drenched blue of the tropical Pacific. * * * * * This week has been one of routine drills, watches and shakedown in preparation for the mol' e serious pdases of Froblem XVIII; consequent­ly Adam has little to talk about. The star performers who usually make excellent copy for the script used in Nosey News have reformed- we hope. Most of the hodge- podge and pot­pourri presented will be of a differ­ent kind than you have come to ex­pect from the smiling cut- throat who dubs himself Adam Chatterbox. * * * * * Chatterbox Chats: You will read much about Honolulu and Hawaii and though most of it will be dry, it is worth reading. You can't know too much about this self- styled " Paradise of the Pacific," and most of what yo~' ll. read, and hear, is literally true. ThIS IS the tropical Garden of Eden. Several years ago, Adam came to Honolulu for the first time. Those were his impressionable years and he found this outpost city of Uncle Sam's fa~' flung domain a delightful ! lur­pnse. He kept a log of all his travels th'e. n and'm brow'smg through I. t now h. IS Impressions as scribbled at the tIme seem interesting: * * * * * . Honolulu Harbor: Suddenly we are In the harbor. Speed boats outrig­ger canoes circle around; a ' half- pint sea- sled Spurts over the waves like THE BLUE BONNET a drunken flying fish. Excitement Hnes the rail. Each white clad sail­or's eyes glisten ... This is something new and thrilling. Tug- boats and fishing trawlers bring laughing, jost­ling crowds, arms filled with lovely flower leis. Brown heads dot the water, coaxing merrily for coins ... The slim grey ship slides alongside a swarming dock. A native band plays the Song of the Islands. Smilmg faces of every nationality greet us ... Coco palms wave an in­vitation from the shore. Balmy air, freighted with the scent of many blossoms. Blue 0 c e a n, emerald bay- green hills wreathed with feathery mist back of Honolulu. Behind us Diamond Head juts out to sea, shutting away the pressure of a long hard grind across twenty- two hundred sea miles. There's fabled Punchbowl hill. High Tantalus moun­tain. We had expected all this, but it is a surprise. Hawaii, the breeze­cooled tropical land where, " You can't remember what you came to forget." * * * * * Heavenly Hawaii: Old Sol paints the western sky a medley of glowing color. Fort De Russy's gun salutes the sunset. Five o'clock on Oahu. The sun drops down, down, for its dip in the southern sea. A golden m. wn ar; ses majestically behind Dia­mond Head. Purple shadows begin to tint the sea's white wavecrests. Across the warm yellow sands Wai­kiki's lights are twinkling to the early stars. Tinkling music of guitar and ukule: e mingle with low- pitched laugh­ter from a nearby lanai .... Away on the distant coral reef the puff of white surf, the mystic flare of tor­ches where natives fish with spears. The queenly moon is trying to make us forget the sun's brief absence. Clear and mellow, her radiance bathes the land with silvery light. Pools of cool mysterious shadow under every tree ; nd shrub ... Each caressing b:: ee- e laden with sweet perfume of hibiscus, plumera, gardenia. This is the land of romance! * * * * * See Sights: There is much to see­fern jungles, tropical fruits, sugar and pineapple plantations. Awe com­pelling cliffs, volcanic craters, green­clad, towering mountains; flying fish, ancient villages. exotic oriental shops. Hawaii is lavish with color- flame trees. flowers in unbelievable pro- Page Three " MY SAILOR SlYAK" Gosh! Aint he nice, aint he sweet! Look at that uniform, aint he neat? Look at that salty hat; aint that mean? Look at them red stripes, aint they keen! Aint he swell, aillt he grand! I aint got no morals when he holds my hand. Just see them trouser:;, aint they class? Cee, I'm slipping, sure and fast; Onc look at him makes my heart bend, lIe's coming up to see me next week-end. ( One week intervenes.) Who is that ugly little galk? Who's that sloppy lummox coming up the walk? Somebody else go to the door. I a; nt got no clothes to give the poor! " hat! You mean he asked for me? ow who could that crumbled creature be? Heaven help me!... M.. y. Steve in civ's! CORRECTION Tn last week's article relative En­gineering Competition, the HOU­TON'S standing was given as seventh place. This statement was in error, as the ship actually holds tenth place. fusion. Unique native houses. Quaint side streets where all the races of the earth rub friendly elbows- Jap­anese and Chinese, Korean and Fil­ipinos, Hawaiian and Malayan, Port­ugese and Norwegian, Negroes and Englishmen, Main Street Americans and Porto Ricans. Thi is truly the " Melting Pot of the Pacific"- the world, in fact. The wonder of it all ... These p_ ople are all American citizens; a. l honorIng and serving the same ::, tals and Stripes. Their flag is Old Glory, too; Uncle Sam is their Uncle. See all this and much more.... Carry ack deep in your memory the pic­ture of an enchanted land- a remark­able people. * * * * * That's all for this week folks .... Thanks for sticking. Since the Ha­waiian's " Aloha" means any and everything in the way of friendly greeting and farewell, may Adam again say, Aloha friends, both near and far.