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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1937-07-10 - Page 1. July 10, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 26, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/699/show/695.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. (July 10, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-07-10 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/699/show/695

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-07-10
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Hall, A. D., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Thompson, Robert B., circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
Date July 10, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number 28
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 11
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
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript * .. s. s... 0 .. 5.....- 0.. * Volume IV, Number 28 Navy Yard, Mare Island- Vallejo, California 10 July 1937 Would Y00 Believe It? ( Not By Ripley.) Facilities For Entertainment At The Rodman Recreational Center, Mare Island Navy Yard Three tennis courts on California Avenue, just north of 14th Street. Always open. Tennis rackets may be drawn from Master- at- Arms, Yard Barracks, free of charge. Tennis shoes must be worn. Ten pool tables in Rodman Center. Open until 10: 00 p. m. and free of charge to all. One billiard table in Rodman Center. One badminton court in Rodman Center, which is available day and night except Tuesday afternoons from 4: 00 p. m. to 6: 00 p. m., and except dance nights every other Wednesday. Badminton rackets may be drawn free of charge from Master- at- Arms at Rodman Center. Tennis shoes must be worn. ( Continued on Page 2.) The Ghost Battleship The German battleship, BAYERN, rose like a ghost recently from its grave at the bottom of Scapa Flow where the Kaiser's fleet was scuttled in 1919. Salvage workers were as­tonished to see the 28,000 ton hulk float mysteriously to the surface from its sandy bed over 120 feet below. Thickly coated with sea weed and barnacles, the BAYERN floated bot­tom upward for half an hour and then just as mysteriously as it had risen sank slowly and disappeared from view. The BAYERN was one of the for­mer High Seas Fleet which so capably stood off the British at Jutland. After the war, the fleet was interned at Scapa Flow on the northwest coast of Scotland and was guarded by a British detachment. One day while most of the guards were at sea on maneuvers, onlookers were astonished to see the German crews rush to their boats as the great vessels begin to list and sink. Although the British were quick to try and close the sea valves which had been opened by the German crews, some 77 ships out of 131 went to the bottom and are but now beginning to see the sun again after an absence of nearly 20 years. T HE NAVY YARD is anxious to have the Rodman Recreational Cen­ter be of real benefit to enlisted men here, both ashore and afloat. Service is the object, not profit. With this in view the following are provided free of any charge: One library in Rodman Center with all the current magazines and free writing paper upon request. Open from 1: 00 p. m. to 4: 30 p. m. and from 6: 30 p. m. to 9: 00 p. m., seven days per week except national holidays. One swimming pool in Rodman Cen­ter. Schedule is as follows: Enlisted Personnel: Daily 6: 00 p. m. to 8: 00 p. m. Saturdays and Sundays ..... 2: 00 p. m. to 5: 00 p. m. 6: 00 p. m. to 8: 00 p. m. See schedule for families posted in Rodman Naval Center. All was calm as the three midship­men cruise battleships ( U. S. S. Arkan­sas, Oklahoma and Wyoming) steam­ed slowly by Fair Island, northward of the British Isles. In perfect col­umn formation the three huge masses of steel plowed serenely along. Sud­denly the gesticulations of two men in a small boat drew the attention of all hands on the Arkansas. The admiral was hurriedly called. The two men shouted and waved, apparently insane with fear. Consid­erable apprehension was immediately felt on the part of the admiral as the nearest land was ten miles away. Con­sequently he flashed a message over to the captain of the trailing ship: INVESTIGATE MEN IN BOAT. Engine telegraphs clanged full speed astern as the captain of the Wyoming brought the ship dead in the water. Abeam of the drifting boat, he called out to its bedraggled occupants. The answer came back in a rich Scotch- Irish brogue, " Sor, wid ye be a wishin' some good fish?" Nonplussed for a second by this pressure attempt at fish bartering on the high seas, he was at first at a loss for words. Finally, he managed an emphatic " no," and then sent the fol­lowing message: MEN IN THE BOAT ARE SELLING FRESH FISH DO YOU WANT ANY- Captain H. The reply was all too evident- 12 speed. Ed's Note: The above incident actu­ally happened during passage of the three mentioned ships from Gothem­( Continued on Page 4.)