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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet 1938-04-27 - Page 4. April 27, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/883/show/882.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (April 27, 1938). The Blue Bonnet 1938-04-27 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/883/show/882

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet 1938-04-27 - Page 4, April 27, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 31, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/883/show/882.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1938-04-27
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Boris, John, circlation
  • Beckwith, R. L., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date April 27, 1938
Description Volume VI, Number 4
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Physical Description 1 newsletter
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 4------------ _________ 11 u. s. s. Houston- 4- 27- 38- 800. Canton Island T HE following let­ter was received by the Nation­al Geographic Society from a lady in California: " My father was Captain of the Ship Canton which was wrecked on a coral reef ( uncharted) on March 5, 1854. With thirty- one men in open boats they made their way for forty- nine days to Guam - without any loss of life, but with great suffering-for their supply of water and bread was very limited. They rowed by night, when it was cooler. Fortunately, no disaster, as typhoon, tidal wave, or terrific storm overtook them, to which, no doubt, their lives were due. " The reef is now known as Canton Island and now has its scientific sig­nificance. " My father rarely talked of this terrible epoch in his and his crew's life, but I believe there is no recorded account of wreck where such hard­ship and danger were experienced without the loss of life. " The tropical seas were deadly and the hardship of torrid heat and hun­ger and thirst greater than can be imagined." ....... Customer: " Your dog seems very fond of watching you cut hair." Cheek: " It aid that. Sometimes I snip off a piece of ear. He likes ' em." " Mary, where have you been until 3 a. m.?" " Walking, Mother." " For goodness sakes." " Yes mother.' ' ...... Dangerous Dan McCrobe A bunch of germs were hitting it up In the bronchial saloon; Two bugs on the edge of the larnyx Were jazzing a rag- time tune. Back in the teeth, in a solo game, Sat dangerous Ack- Kerchoo; And watching his pulse with the light of love- Was the lady that's known as Flu. THE BLUE BONNET A Word Of Advice Beware the deadly sitting habit, But if you sit be like a rabbit Who keepeth ever on the jump With springs concealed beneath its rump. Man was not made to sit askance And press and press and press his pants But rather w;. th an open mind To circulate among his kind. And so my son, beware the snare That lurks within the cushioned chair. To run like hell it has been found Both feet must be upon the ground ! Little Ocko Says ( From Palle 8.) There has developed a new use for the periscopes in the tur­rets of the Good Ship Houston. Instead of using them for spotting ranges and so on during our stay at Pearl Harbor the lads used to use them for keeping up with current events on the nearby beach, near the Army's swimming pool especially. Engels and Martin of the radio gang have a new motto during working hours, viz: Skylarking doesn't pay! Well, neither does a num­ber of other things, as a couple of fellows we witnessed this past week getting an extra share of the pastry off the division mess table. That is worse than skylarking. We were on the Main Deck abreast Turret Three the other evening and there were our friends from the fo'c'sle, turning to on their new recovery boom and they were really making the dust fly. Seems they had to hurry to get it finished before we got underway. You'll re­member that the other one broke free during the rough weather on the way out and was smashed beyond repair. Due to some odd coin­cidence I saw a lot of the cooks and so on down in that compartment de­part with a few bunks and heading with unmistakeable certainty for the topside spaces. What could have been the cause of that? Not a Master at Arms was it boys? They pipe " Aired Bedding" at eight o'clock most of the time on the Houston. Wardroom Wins Ball Game T HE sand burs of Luke Field in Oahu, and a soar­ing thermometer didn't prevent the indoor baseball game over a week ago between the North­ampton officers and the Houston officers from being a mighty good one. In spite of rolling per­spiration and the lassitude the climate brought on, a lot of base­ball was played. At the end of seven in­nings the score showed seven to four in favor of the Houston officers. By virtue of this win, and others no doubt which will soon follow, they hope, the wardroomers challenge any other base­ball team aboard to a game - no holds barred - and the winner takfi all. ....... " A" Division Wins Interdivision Competition AFTER the smoke and fire of the boxing and wrestling bouta had cleared away sufficiently to allow a check of points made, it was found that the " A" division had copped the coveted position of 1st place by nos­ing out the " M" division by a scant margin of 5 points. It was decided that fin­als in the spar bouts would run the smoker beyond the time limit so the six divisions having their contestants still remaining in this event were giv­en 20 points apiece. Shuffle board and acey- ducey competition were canceled. The competition was a huge success. Material was uncov­ered in boxing and wrestling, and all in all it helped greatly in providing a source of entertainment for all hands. There will be other cruises and other division competitions. Take part in the next one. The order and points of the first five winners were as follows: Standing Division Points 1st A 700 2nd M 695 3rd F 575 4th E- H 465 5th 1 310