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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 1937-12-24 - Page 1. December 24, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/809/show/805.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (December 24, 1937). The Blue Bonnet 1937-12-24 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/809/show/805

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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 1937-12-24 - Page 1, December 24, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 29, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/809/show/805.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1937-12-24
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 24, 1937
Description Volume IV, Number 49
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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  • 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 THE BLUE BONNET Volume IV, Number 49 THE CHRISTMAS TREE USE of the fir tree in connection with Christmas celebra­tion is either of German or Scandana­vian origin. When the pagans of north­ern Euyope became Christians, they made their sacred evergreen trees a part of the festival, and decorated them with gilt nuts and apples in imi­tation of the stars. One popular legend relates how on a Christmas Eve, twelve centuries ago, the first Christmas tree was miracu­lously revealed. Winfred, an English­man, who had gone to Germany to spread the teachings of Jesus, found a group of worshipers gathered at the Oak of Geismar about to sacrifice little Prince Asulf to the god Thor. Winfre1 averted the death blow and cut down the " bloJd" oak. As it fell, a young fir tree ~ ppeared, which the missionary declared was the tree of life or Christ, of whose birth he then told the people and then converted them to Christianity. ALL hands of the Gun­nery Department and the non- com­batants who furnished coffee and s::': luwiches after firing runs are to be congratulated on thl! ir splendid efforts and excellent achievement in the recent pract: ces. Well done! U. S. S. HO STON, Long Beach, California CHRISTMAS DAY IN ALL Christian countrbs Christmas is celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of Christ, " the Prince of Peace," " the King of Kings." That day, by common con­sent December 25, is marked by spe­cial religious services in val' i 0 u s churches, by charitable deeds, the ex­changing of gifts, and by merrymak­ing and rejoicing. The time when the Christmas festi­val was first observed is not definitely known. It is spoken of in the biginning of the third centuary by Clement of Alexandria, and Chrysostom speaks of it in the latter part of the fourth century as a custom of long standing. Other dates were often celebrated as the day of the ativity, but finally, December 25 was universally adopted; there ; s no evidence that the date is absolutely correct. But exactness on those points is now not so important as the " Spirit of Christmas," the spirit of giving, of helping- a broad all­embracing love for our fellow men. The giving of presents and the use of holly, mistletoe, Yule logs, and the wassail bowl have all descended from the day of paganism, but they are things which set the day distinctly apart from all other holidays. Without the Christmas tree and Santa Claus for the little folks, the day would be ( Continued on Page 4.) 24 December 1937 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM THE committee for the Christmas Party wishes to take this opportunity to voice its thanks for th~ splendid cooperation of all the officers and men of the ship in preparing for the coming event. There follows a program of the attractions and their purveyors. Yuletide Echoes Band Teasey Tricks . . . . . . . Fred Allen Wedding of the Painted Dolls . Band Old Mill Stream Sleep Kentucky Babe Silent Night .... Seagoing Cowboys Parade of the Wooden Soldiers . Band Song and Tap . . . . Carolyn Londahl Harmonica Tunes Ray antz When Irish Eyes Are Smiling . . . . . . Ray Kelly Sweetpea Returns ... H. D. Williams J. R. Brady, E. A. Chick, I. F. Olson Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Band ARRIVAL OF SANTA CLAUS WITH PRESENTS THE Captain and the Executive Officer extends to each officer and man and his family best wishes for a happy holiday season and for a Happy ew Year.