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1938-01-08 - Page 3. January 8, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/819/show/817.

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(January 8, 1938). 1938-01-08 - Page 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/819/show/817

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Title 1938-01-08
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Date January 8, 1938
Description Volume V, Number 1
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
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  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 1
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
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript DRAWl G A WEAPO HARD PUNISHME T I THE GOOD OLD DAYS SWEARING The Colonial Naval rules of 1775 contain­ed an article which read: " If any man shall be heard to swear, curse, or blas­pheme the name of God, the Com­mander is strictly enjoined to punish them for every offense by causing them to wear a wooden collar or some other shameful badge, for so long a time as he may judge proper. E+ SLEEPI G The " Orders for War" o WATCH framed by Sir Thomas Dudley, stated, in re­gards a man sleeping on watch, that the following ' mild' punishment be in­flicted: " Being taken asleep he shall be hanged to the bowsprit of the ship in a basket with a sharp knife, and choose to hang there until he starve or cut himself into the sea." E+ MURDER ( From the Code of 01- eron) Anyone who com­mitted a murder at sea was to be bound to the corpse and buried alive with it. E+ Anyone convicted of drawing a knife or other weapon with in­tent to strike another, or of striking another so as to draw blood, should lose his hand. E+ THEFT Anyone convicted of theft should have his head shaved and boiling pitch poured upon it and feathers or down should then be strewn upon it for the distinguishing of the offender; and upon the first occasion he should be put ashore. .... I TERESTI G FACTS Ther~ were no radiators or electric heaters on the Constitution. The com­partments were heated by red- hot can­non balls placed in pots of sand. HASTE! In the days of old if a man missed a stage coach he was contented to wait two or three days for the next one. Now he lets out a squawk if he misses one section of a revolving door. 1f The U. S. Coast Guard Station at Gloucester, Mass., was actually under fire from a German submarine during the World War. THE BLUE BONNET I Little Ocko Says . Our prominent man- about- town, R. M. Ford, RM2c, has recently presented the girl of his heart with a new Ford V- 8 for her birthday or Christmas or something. ice going, feller, be a full fledged G. G. pretty soon. ( He lines up for the four- thirty boat most of the time now.) * * * * Jimmy Springer, SK3c, curly headed boy of the Supply Department, has re­turned from thirty days leave in Illi­nois, says the navy looks like a pretty good place after all. Better stick around awhile, Jim. * * * * Last Sunday afternoon I had the pleas-ure of meeting one of the nicest young ladies I have met in a long time and I mean it. She was escorted by my friend Tex Saucer of the Second Division. Her present home is Los Angeles, but being a girl from the Lone Star State it was her first visit to a naval vessel. Congratulations, Tex! Don't any of you gigolos get any funny ideas either. • • • • Sivak, SK2c, is the possessor of a di­ploma of musical knowledge from Kay Kayser's personal hand and is that boy proud. He is now the Maestro for the entire Supply Department. Didn't think Stevie had it in him the way he keeps Viskovich going on their end of the work up there. * * * * Found in a Box " Editor of the BLUE BO NET: " Her~ is one that is official and that should make some of the boys stare and wonder how it all happened. Boris of the Log Room force has been hold­ing out a secret for some time. From real dope we find that he has been married for the past two years and that Tuesday night he received a tele­gram telling him that he was the proud papa of a ten pound boy. He should at least pass out cigars. Check with him for further information." Well, how about it, Johnny? Is it true, and do we rate those cigars? We're merely printing what the fel­low told us, but we are curious. * * * * Andy ( Jr.) Slovak is one of those good old Golden Grainers. The act was done on December 27, during his leave in Wyoming. Page 3 SO IE GOOD BASKETBALL PLAYS In the Heavy Cruiser Competition opener the Houston basketball team defeated the Argonne 38 to 26. Exhibiting a bad case of stagefright the Houston cnded the half against the highly favored Vestal 23t07. Gain­ing confidence in the second half the Houstonites outplayed and outscored the Vestal but couldn't overcome the first half lead and the second game of the series ended Vestal 38 Houston 24. Beginning where they left off with the Vestal the Houston team, Wednes­day night, defeated the U. S. S. Relief 51 to 20. Next games are with Chester and Chicago Monday and Tuesday. Stopped and had a few minutes visit with Pickins, Slc, who recently came back to the fold of the navy from the outside. Says that it is not so fine out there and he's not only glad to be back, he wishes he had been back be­fore he got here. * * * * " Mousey" Lloyd, SM2c, is the Fleet's champion lover ( to hear him tell it). No matter what the subject is he can steer it around to some anecdote of his life with some of his many girls in all the ports of the world; dark­eyed gals from Pago Pago, slant- eyed ladies on the Yangtze, blondes in Fris­co, and that lovely redhead from south Boston, the forty- year- old one, you know! How's to give us junior mem­bers a chance once in a while, pal? * * * * Willie ( Tex) Slough, SK3c, started off New Year " for better or for worse." Yep, New Year's Eve, it is said, Willie became a Golden Grainer. How come he goes ashore and returns, at mid­night, though? That is one we can't solve! Remember, Willie, if this is wrong you brought it on yourself. * • * * The " Fireman Heavyweight," Lewis of " M" Division was married just be­fore this on December 18. Red was planning on it for some time. Sure to be hoped that the groom treats his bride less roughly than he does some of his shipmates. * * * * Speed, alias Flash Culver, has spread the word he will no longer be available for a standby as striker. He's hold­ing out for a supervisor billet. You didn't know him to be an ex- ham, did you, fellows?