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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 1938-01-08 - Page 1. January 8, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/819/show/815.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (January 8, 1938). The Blue Bonnet 1938-01-08 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/819/show/815

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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 1938-01-08 - Page 1, January 8, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 26, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/819/show/815.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1938-01-08
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 January 8, 1938
Description Volume V, Number 1
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 12, Folder 1
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 YE OLD NAVY EDITION Volume V, Number 1 Long Beach, California 8 January 1938 Theft of the " General" Interesting Facts of the Old Navy ~ Scuttle butt ~ THE NEW-DEAD MARl E -!-- IELVILLE, in " White Jacket," describes the scuttle butt in the U. S. s. M United States, 1843: " The scuttle butt is a goodly, round, painted cask, ___ standing on end, and with its upper head removed showing a narrow cir­cular shelf within where rest a number of tin cups for the accommodation of drinkers. Central within the scuttle butt itself stands an iron pump, which, con­necting with the immense water tanks in the hold, furnished an unfailing supply of the much admired Pale Ale." An empty bottle: " a marine," " a dead marine." The story is told that William IV, when Duke of Clarence and Lord High Admiral, at an official dinner said, pointing at some empty bottles, " Take away those marines." A dignified and eld­erly major of Marines rose from the table and said, " May I respectfully ask why your royal highness applies the name of the corps to which I have the honor to belong to an empty bottle?" The Duke, with that tact and characteristic grace t. hat was his, retorted promptly, " I call them marines because they are good fellows who have done their duty and are ready to do it again." PAYING YOUR FOOTING Captain's Clerk Mr. E. G. Wines, U. S. Navy, who served on the U. S. S. Constellation 1829 to 1831 wrote: " On the twenty- first of August ( 1829) I went for the first time to the main top- gallant masthead- to me a dizzy height... The old tars laughed heartily at my timidity. I asked them if they were never afraid. ' Afraid,' they replieu, ' what good would it do to be afraid? Mr. Wines, have you never been in the top before?' No. ' Then you must pay for your footing' was th~ next thing. Paying for your footing is treating all hands to a glass of grog on their first visit to the top. This they never fail to demand, always promising in return to tell all they know themselves concerning the ( Continued on Page 4.) - IT HA. S BEEN -- IN I - IN 1862 one Saturday morning I a group of civilian travelers _ boarded a Chattanooga bound train ttl attempt one of the most dar­ing raids of the Civil War. Led by Capt. J. J. Andrews, they were to at­tempt to steal the locomotive and burn all bridges from Marrietta to Chattan­ooga. When the train stopped at Big Shanty a few miles from Marrietta ( Continued on Page 2.)