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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 1937-12-04 - Page 4. December 4, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/799/show/798.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (December 4, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-12-04 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/799/show/798

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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 1937-12-04 - Page 4, December 4, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 28, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/799/show/798.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-12-04
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 December 4, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number 47
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 11
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
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Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
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Transcript Page 4 THE BLUE BONNET U. S. S. Houston- 12- 4- 37- 900. Little Ocko Says .•. C. A. Mahl, S2c, 1st Division, dined at Bernstein's Cafe one evening re­cently. The waitress named the vari­ous soups and entries and our hero, misunderstanding, said, " Break it all out- I'm good for it." As luck would have it a couple of lads who knew him saved the day. Churchman, recently returned to our galley from school at San Diego, was told the other day he had made Ship's Cook 1st class in an examina­tion taken during his period in school. Nice work; Little Ocko says: Don't forget the cigars! Shirley Steele, spud cox'n Romeo, is now hoisting cokes and coffee. Yep! The boy is on the wagon, due to in­fluence of a lovely black- eyed lassie who is making a new man of him. Nice somebody can still perform those feats. Keep up the good work, kid! Good Year Looms For Ship In Boxing And Wrestling ( From Page 1.) We have some good material on board in training, but it is felt that there still is some material uncovered. Maybe there is a fireman down in No. 1 fireroom, or a mess cook with the sufficient brawn and brains. Maybe you, yourself, would be a fleet champ­ion in a few years with proper train­ing. Strange things have happened. We quote an old proverb, one which demonstrates our point so thoroughly: " Nothing ventured, nothing gained." As a bonus of 5 points per man is a­warded any ship entering a team in the inter- crui ser competition, win, lose, or draw, it is extremely lucrative for us to enter a full team. Anyone or everyone interested in wrestling see Wellbourn, BM1c, or Lieutenant ( jg) E. A. McDonald. If you are inter­ested in boxing see Arsenault, EM2c, or Lieutenant E. C. Long. According to a recent annual re­port issued by the Secretary of the Navy, one may well understand what is meant when it is said that the navy is a youthful outfit. The statistics reveal that over 14 of our navy is under 25, which, by the way, is the maximum recruitable age. It is · further revealed that 85% of the enlisted personnel is under the 35th age post. There are 26,950 sail­ors in the United States Navy who have not reached the age of 25, and of this number 17,073 are between he ages of 21. and 24. 000 The first ocean steamer sailed through the Panama Canal on 3 August 1914, about 10 years after the United States took over construction work. Electric mules furnish the motive power for vessels entering and leaving each lock. o 0 0 In 1907, during the voyage of the U. S. Fleet around the world, music was broadcast for the first time. Radio op­erators on board the battleships placed phonographs in front of their micro­phones and were able to broadcast to other vessels in their squadrons, to commercial ships at sea, and to shore stations. It is a far cry and a long road from the blood- soaked cockpit of our old wooden frigates ( where men suffered amputation by the grisly medium of a hacksaw and a hot iron with senses undulled by any anaesthetic) to the cool gray and white of the " sick bay" that is found on our modern men of war. The modern sick bay is supplied with every comfort and merciful agen­cy that the cumulative years of medi­cal research and investigation can fur­nish. There is nothing that can more aptly typify the contributions which the United States Navy has made to medical science in the hundred- odd years of its existence. o o o pades in Astoria it did look odd to see our hero standing and the fair damsel sitting on the bench where there was plenty of room for him. Didn't have a boil, did you Mac? Well, take it easy lad. " Spike," Chief Sheriff, says he had things all set last week. He was just ready to sue Chief Commissary Stew­ard Barnett for putting red lead in his night rations on Thanksgiving Day when " Red" Oldham, C. P. O. Sea­soldier cook, sold out as star witness for a hamburger sandwich and malted milk. Little Ocko says that last one is enough for one week. I'll have to dodge " Spike" and Barney for a month now. aboard. However, we will make a sin­cere effort to purchase any article de­sired. The Ship's Service profits are turned over to the Welfare Fund Treasurer each month. This money purchases athletic gear, provides for the Christ­mas parties, ship's dances, and various other activities. BE SURE TO BUY HOUSTON. ( From Page 1.) Ship's Service Activities Shivel, Cox, 1st Division, says that when he was at the Torpedo Repair Station at Keyport, Wash., he saw many strange things. Marines rowing in a small creek on a Sunday after­noon and a Marine private standing watch for three days. Well, it may be so but Little Ocko never saw a Mar­ine who had that much real life ambi­tion in time of peace. ( No offense in­tended.) That may have been a sea story too, fellows. Saw a couple of sea soldiers on the boat deck last Sunday a. m. doing some jujutsu acts with ye olde service rifle. Boys must be preparing for war-- or maybe they're not married after all. Been wondering who the cute little brunette was that was favoring Mc­Nulty of the radio gang in No. 3 Mess­ing Compartment last Sunday after­noon. After the stories of his esca- It has come to the ears of this scribe that Oren E. Gibson, AMM1c, of our " V" Division, is to be united in mar­riage to Miss Doris Moore of Long Beach. It is no surprise to those who know this genial " mech" and all hands take pleasure in wishing the newly­weds lots of luck. Little Ocko says it is just one more good man gone over to the ranks of the Golden Grainers.