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1937-06-05 - Page 2. June 5, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/674/show/671.

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Title 1937-06-05
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date June 5, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number 23
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
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Transcript Page 2 -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication, published by the ship's company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Captain G. E. Baber, U. S. N., Commanding and Com­mander P. K. Robottom, U. S. N., Executive Officer. EDITOR, Ensign C. J. Mackenzie Asst. Editor: R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Associate Editor: A. D. Hall, MMlc Distribution: Robert B. Thompson, Seale 5 June 1937 IT'S A GREAT FLEET! By- A Rambler Ship's Seaman The other day while standing on the boat deck watching our fleet go through an intricate maneuver, a shipmate walked up beside me and with a warm something in his voice said, " It's a great fleet, isn't it? We sure could give an enemy with funny notions a run for their money, could­n't we?" My answer was, " Yes, we sure as hell could!" It's funny how that shipmate's re­mark hit me, for suddenly I saw that being in the Navy- Our Navy- really meant something to me ... Something besides scrubbing paint- work, wash­ing decks and shining bright- work­it meant that I am a part of this might'y fleet, this smooth- working organization joined and fashioned for the purpose of protecting our great country; it meant that I am an im­portant part of this powerful armada of men and steel that is ready at the drop of a hat to fight for our people. Always before I've thought of my part in the Service as being just another job that I could walk out on at the end of four years, but it is more than that to me now; I can't ex­plain exactly what it is; I can't de­scribe it, but I can feel it! I wonder if any of you have watch­ed Our Fleet sweeping across the ocean's broad floor in majestic forma: tions and have had a strange sort of choked up feeling in your throat- a feeling that made you clinch your fists and murmur to yourself, " Let ' em come, if and when ... we'll take ' em all!" Yes, it's truly a Great Fleet, and I'm mighty proud to be in it! Editor's Note: The above expression of a youngster's new mental attitude toward the Navy is typical of what most of us have felt during some part THE BLDE BONNET Dear Sal, Dragged out Doc Miles liver pill astronomical almanac which you sent in tha early days 0' tha year and started a countin' tha time till I'd' be be a holdin' your sweet little hand again. When these moonin' spells lay a hold 0' me I'm fit for nary a thing but a eastin' my soul back to tha farmstead where you're still a chorin' for ya Pa. Tha other day I was a sittin' just a lookin' at your picture when some soul 0' tha devil traipsed up behind me and commenced a pokin' fun at my moonin' ways. Nothin' gets my dander up quicker than to be touched where my heart is concerned, unless maybe it's my stomach. So I gave that evil one tha fanciest cussin' down and tha worst layin' inta this world has ever heard. Old Zeb Meeker shoulda been by. His blue flame frothin's when he's a drivin' his span 0' mules woulda flickered and went out if my blasts woulda been turned his way. Guess nobody aboard tha ship will trifle with my sensibilities again. Sal, first I'll run that shrimp Felix Jackson outa tha township where he'll not be a troublin' us with his ornifer­ous sparkin' and then we'll make for that barrel stave hammock in your back yard. Maybe it'd be better to make Felix do all your chorin' though. I'll threaten him with Pa's best adz so he'll be too scared to do nothin' but shake and carry out orders. I'll get tha mail order book down and we'll pick out tha best dress in tha whole catalogue. Them high toned Skimmerhorn girls'll be a buggin their eyes out so far a body'll be able ( Continued on Page 4.) of our naval service. The Editor has taken the liberty of changing a word here and there, but the sentiment ex­pressed remains the same as origin­ally written. NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION The Nineteenth Annual National Convention of The American Legion will be held at New York City, on 20, 21, 22 and 23 September 1937, imme­diately following which there will be a pilgrimage to France. It is directed that this event be given publicity in order that officers and men desiring to attend may re­quest leave. ...... TO A REAL FRIEND He's always there when you want him, He'll always " lend a hand," He's the sort of a fellow you " count on," . And you know " he'll understand." He's the first one to know your troubles, He's strict, but tried and true, And he always has a " square deal," For Gobs like me and you. But we've come to the time of parting, And we hate to see him leave, There's many a Gob on this ship, Who'll have plenty of reason to grieve. He's going to better duty, He'll climb in rank, we know, Still, from the place he has held so long, We'll regret to see him go. The guy I'm trying to tell about In this poem of mine, by heck, Is none but the friend of all of us, The man who is called " Our Exec I"~ • •• HAT CHARACTERISTICS When worn by a gob On the back of his nob, It means that he thinks he is dap­per. While down on one eye Means the tar is a guy Who likes to believe he's a scrap­per. On the back of his dome It means " Nobody home," And the wearer's a boot or a rookie. But when worn square and straight It means brains in the pate, Be the wearer a vet or a rookie. - Keystone.