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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1937-11-13 - Page 4. November 13, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/784/show/783.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (November 13, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-11-13 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/784/show/783

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet 1937-11-13 - Page 4, November 13, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 24, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/784/show/783.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-11-13
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Thompson, R. B., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Boris, John, circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date November 13, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number 44
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
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Transcript Page 4 THE BLUE BO ET U. S. S. Houston- 1l- 13- 37- 900. ( From Page 1.) with their professional and amateur revolutionists. Although the present administration disfavors interference in South American and Caribbean dis­turbances and maintains a " good neighbor" policy, the Navy has in other times, especially immediately before the World War, played a po­liceman's part. Revolution squelching was once a favorite Navy pastime. For many years, revolutions have been the na­tional sport of small countries of tem­peramental disposition and have been exciting substitutes for such games as football and baseball. Naturally, when our gunboats would offer to stop the fun, their services were not always appreciated. Our gunboat men, after a time, became used to being disliked by both sides in a friendly revolution but certain other practices continued to irk them. Foremost a­mong these was the practice of the troubled. government buying off rev­olutionary leaders when they became too strong to crush. The United States forces didn't mind sending landing parties ashore to chase some outlaw, but when this outlaw would steam past several days later as the new minister of war or some such thing, why that was going a little too far. According to the account of an of­ficer who served when the revolution business was booming, the gunboat life was never a dull one. A gunboat might stop to take gold to a safe place from a bank about to be raided by the government. An ex- president might occasionally be found who had just escaped from somewhere and would like to go somewhere else. A custom collector had just unearthed an elaborate system of coffee smuggling and needs moral support. Revolution­ists surrender and give up their arms provided they get something for them. They keep the good ones and the gun­boats collect the bad ones and the war is finished. Or perhaps the horse mar­ines farther down are short of hay or oats, so the good ship loads up like a farm wagon and goes down the line. Gunboat activities in the Far East are confined chiefly to the Yangtze River and are far from being a thing of the past. At present they can be considered in a specially active duty Houston Officer Weds o o o Gus's Weekly Letter ( From Page 2.) .... Love, Some people can tell time accu­rately with neith­er a watch nor the sun. Scien­tists in Princeton University got to thinking about this, studied human brain waves, and recently reported that we all have electric clocks in our heads, but most of them make poor timepieces because they run too fast. These brain clocks tick from 10 to 40 times a second. At each tick an elec­trical wave spreads out from the cere­bral spheres. This goes on whether you're awake or asleep. Some day, perhaps, we may all be walking alarm clocks. Scientists in Pittsburgh, Pa., will soon try again to unlock the tremendous energy in the atom. A gigantic atom­smashing gun, containing a forty fo:> t vacuum tube, is nearing completion there, Through this tube physicists will hurl tiny sub- atomic particles at speeds up to one hundred million miles an hour. Propelled by five million volts of electrical energy, these high- speed " bullets" will bombard various metals, gases, and liquids. The experimenters figure something ought to give way. Gus. But something happened to tha arith­metic somewhere because it wasn't long until there was nothin' left but a lone fat battle scarred cat. It should a taught him a lesson, but he turned his attentions right away to makin' pancakes outa popcorn flour so they would turn over of their own accord. I guess some folk never learn. Us hearties 0' tha sea don't worry our elves about such things as Uncle Sammy has allus got enough work for us to do and such notions can't find enough room to creep into our already crowded noggins. o o o ..... While witnessing a game of base­ball, a boy was struck on the head, the bawl coming out of the mouth. Gob: " Ginger ale." Waiter: " Pale?" Gob: " No, just a glass." Educational Classes At Long Beach Navy Y. M. C. A. Classes in mathematics, blue print reading, radio theory and code are gi­ven at the Long Beach " Y" each week­end. These classes are held at 7: 00 p. m. on Fridays, and 5: 00 p. m. on Sat­urdays so that ony navy man interest­ed in anyone of these subjects can attend each week without interrup­tion. These classes are given by the Adult Educational Department of the Long Beach Public School System and are free to all who wish to attend. It is never too late to sign up. Credit is given towards high school graduation to all those who wish it. This is an age of life- long learning. Education is power. All that is requir­ed of one is the effort and ambition to get it. .... ., Lt. ( jg) E. A. McDonald, " A" Divi­sion Officer, was united in marriage on Thursday 11 November, at Yuma, Arizona, to Miss Marie Rita Metzen of Buffalo, ew York. After the cere­mony a brief motor trip was made through northern Mexico and south­ern California. status while standing by in the Shang­hai ai'ea. The taking of the ERIE and the CHARLESTON into the naval service gives the United States an unrivaled gunboat force. Although our gunboats in their present connections are es­sentially peacetime warships, nothing prevents the use of the latest two and also the slightly smaller TULSA and ASHVILLE as important peacetime units. Our Yangtze patrol boats, with the LUZO as flagship, being river boats, are more rigidly limited in use. Certainly, the gunboat is again be­coming an important cog in the naval service and without doubt the gun­boat service affords sure action to all applicants. - Log. The avy Gunboat