1 Well, a week in which I did not
have any dope on the lads of the
Houston it is about time that I get
down to business and tell a few more
2 Got quite a bit of cooperation
from the BB Contribution Box these
past two weeks, so we'll look that
over first. Here's an item from the
3 Anyone missing the coffee throwing
contest in No. 3 Messing Compartment
the other night between McCulloch
and Krecklow of the fighting
' M' missed the Battle of the Century.
It seems that some don't care for sugar
in their coffee. With or without,
its much better on the inside boys !
4 Someone else says: " I do solemnly
swear never to tell anyone that
Shoemaker's ( of the ' M' Div.) dearest
friends call him " Shoosy- Woosy". Tsk
Tsk- and- Oh My! Such a name for a
proud husband and papa.
5 And here's one that begins: " Honorable
sirs: ( First time anyone accused
this fellow of being very honQl'able
for some time) I have read in
the Blue Bonnet that you wish new
ideas and more contributions. Upon
investigation I have found that most
men want a Bank Night at the movies.
Once a week. The prize to be a Ship's
Service Coupon Book. The rules: when
each person draws a coupon book
let him put a certified copy of the
number in a box; the box to be opened
at the movies one night in each week.
The winner of the draw receives a
free book of Ship's Service Coupons.
How's that for an idea ? ? ?
6 Little Ocko thinks that would be
a good idea if the Ship's Service Officer
and others concerned could be convinced
of the same.
THE BLUE BONNET
7 For the person' who put the cut
of the Captain and the Seaman in the
box, thanks, and Ocko will see if he
can get some action on it for you. Also
the menu of the Quentin Cafe.
8 Here is a question for you all:
What is the name of the march played
at the beginning of the Fox Movietone
Newsreels? Anyone that knows
the name of it please put it in the
BB . Contribution Box in No. 1 Mess.
9 Ed. P. Shivel, BM2c, of the fourth
div. left the Houston for the Turkey,
a minesweeper. Shanny O'Niel, Seaman
Sails Striker is singing the blues
that he missed out on going to the
Oriole for duty as a seaman. Better
luck next time feller.
10 And who was it that pinned the
black eye on the Mighty Hank of
the Scullery? Fooling around wrestling
on the messdeck is the cause of
worse things than black eyes.
11 Stachnik, BMlc, of the second
division, went out on sixteen last
Friday, 8 July. Good luck on the outside
Shipmate. From what we hear
you may need it.
12 Some news of former shipmates
includes the following: Reynolds, SC3c
paid off a couple of weeks ago, was
seen on the way to his home at Texarkana,
Texas; said he had a job
waiting. S. N. ' Big Red' Lewis, MM2c,
formerly of the M division is shipping
over and trying to get back on
the Houston. Willie Burke, former
cox'n. of the first, shipped over in San
Francieco last Wednesday, for duty
on the East Coast. Sonneman, ex- F
div. seaman is on an oil- tanker, making
pretty good money. Hope he stays.
Morris Lee, SM3c, well liked sailor
on the Houston is bunting tosser on
a ' tin can' in San Diego area now.
Randall, CRM, out recently on 20,
sent words of greetings to his old
shipmates and words of thanks to the
members of the Radio Gang for the
gifts he received after he arrived
home. Chas. Sessions, Slc, recently
paid off from the fourth division has
shipped over and gone to duty in the
Asiatic Station. Good Luck ! ! !
13 We've just received some new
recruits aboard from the Training
Station at San Diego. Welcome aboard
fellows, Hope you have a good cruise.
14 Big shift the past week in the
deck petty officer forces aboard; Whitey
Wellbourn, BMlc, long time jimmy-
legs on the Rambler Ship, goes to
the fourth division; Sammy Fox, BM
lc, fourth to F; Machado, BM2c, F to
second; Malcolm, Cox'n, third to the
P<? lice Petty Officer Force.
15 The Exec's Office says quite
a few of our shipmates are about to
be paid off and try it once more on
the U. S. S. Outside. Among them are
Knowlden, K. C. Y3c
Crayne, T. F. SM3c
Ryan, R. J. Flc
Jones, C. D. Slc
Sheffield, H. L. Slc
Duggan, E. F. RM2c
Garcia, E. O. RM2c
Jones, M. F. Slc
Harrison, F. A. Slc
ewberry, R. K. SC2c
Vendetti, . J. CCStd( AA)
Well, Good Luck Fellers. Drop a
letter to the Blue Bonnet and let us
know how it is out there . Might want
to try it some day ourselves.
That's all Fellers, there ain't no
more. Little Ocko will be back next
week, thanks for listenin'. .....
I Don't Get It
She laughed when I at down to
play, how did I know she was ticklish?
Two old maids went for a tramp in
The tramp escaped.
" Going out tonight?"
" ot completely."
It is better to have loved a short gal,
than never to have loved a tall.
A lady we know walked out on her
husband because he couldn't stand
the way she talked. Now, she's gone
home to mutter.
He who laughs last didn't get the
joke in the first place.