San Francisco Bridge
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The Golden Gate Bridge
opened on 28 May, 1937, cost about
$ 33,000,000 and is the longest single
span being 4200 feet long. The towers
for this suspension bridge are 746 ft.
high and the deck of the bridge at
the highest point is 200 ft. above the
water level. There were 11 deaths
during its construction.
Rapidly taking shape on
Treasure Island is the 1939 San Francisco's
World Fair. Some of the buildings
are constructed and sight seeing
parties are taken around the island.
The island is wholly reclaimed land
from the bay, 5520 feet long and
3400 feet wide and 13 feet above
sea level and required 20,000,000 cubic
yards of earth. It will become San
Francisco's airport when the fair is
The fair opens on 18
February, 1939 and closes 2 December
of the same year. It is the first international
exposition held at San Francisco
since 1915 when the completion
of the Panama Canal was celebrated.
Answers to Questionaire
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1. A tapered piece of hard wood,
usually about 3 inches in diameter
at the large end and about 15 inches
long. Used for splicing manila line.
2. Another meaning besides the
commission is one which is applied
to marlinspike seamanship. It is a
large fid used for splicing large manila
3. A permanent fixed glass port in
the deck, doors, or hatch covers for
the purpose of lighting.
4. A line with a thimble on one
end. Used as a leader and steadiera
5. A fitting on the forward side
of the ship's wildcats- prevents the
anchor chain from fouling.
6. An etched mark on the compass
binnacle giving the ship's heading-
stationary with the ship's head.
Also a line used on a stage to prevent
men from falling over the side-- hence
its name is derived from the fact that
lubbers would be the only ones needing
THE BLUE BONNET
What To See
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steaming pots sit on the sidewalks
and prepare the crabs before your ·
eyes. Joe Di Maggio's Cafe is one of
the restaurants here which do a rushing
business catering to the fish hungry
Golden Gate Park - Take a street
car or head your automobile out Fulton
Street towards the ocean. Within
the confines of this immense park is
The Flieshacker Zoo with many American
animals, the aquarium stocked
with American game fish, the De
Young Memorial Museum on the north
side of the park near 10th Avenue
with paintings, sculpture, antiques,
jewelry, coins, mosaics, furniture, musical
instruments, arms & armor, and
natural history exhibits. The beautiful
winding roads through the leafy
trees and velvety lawns are a far
cry from the sand dunes wich formerly
graced this area. People ridiculed
the idea that trees or anything resembling
a park could ever be constructed.
See for yourself the miracle.
Seal Rocks - North of Golden Gate
Park Ileal' Topsy's Roost, along the
ocean front. Seals bask on the rocks
as they rest from swimming in the
These are only a few of
the many attractions of this city,
but it will give you a starter for seeing
San Francisco. .... ..
I Don't Get It
When your heels hit hard,
And your head feels queer,
And your thoughts arise
Like the froth on beer,
When you sit around
The whole night long,
And laugh like hell
At some damn fool song,
You're drunk, by God!
As Shakespeare once said, " Bow legs
may not be few, but they certainly
are far between."
When a woman is gQod, that's beautiful.
When a woman is beautiful, that's
But when a woman is good and beautiful,
that's a shame.
U . S. S. Houston 7- 9- 38 900.
That in the new
building of the Department
of the Interior
there are 1000
electric clocks, 3681
inside doors, and 20
high- speed elevators.
That in the city of New York
there are more Germans than there
are in Bremen, more Irish than in
Dublin or Belfast, and more Italians
than in Rome. Yet, the Jewish population
is thirty percent of the total.
That an old New Englander sea
captain, Hancock Gregory, gave the
modern doughnut its hole. The date
of the great contribution was 1847.
The Captain was a boy at the time.
Watching his mother fry doughnuts,
he noticed that the centers of the
cakes were always doughy, so he suggested
that this portion of the cake
be eliminated before the cakes were
cooked. Laughingly she followed the
suggestion, and the result was so
satisfactory that she never went back
to the old way. Her method was copied
by others until it spread over the
My Old Ford
Of myoId Ford everyone makes fun;
They say it was born in nineteen one.
Maybe it was, but this I'll bet,
She's good for many a long mile yet.
The windshield's gone; the radiator leaks,
The fan belt slips and the horse power squeaks,
She shakes the screws and the nuts are all
But I get 40 miles on a gallon of juice;
When lean't get gas I burn kerosene.
And I have driven home on Paris green.
She has a rattle in front and a grind in the
And a Chinese puzzle for a steering gear:
Her coils are dead; her plugs won't fire,
And her piston rings are baling wire.
But in spite of this she pulls me through
And that's about all any car can do.
Witk Itigh- priced cars they give you tools,
So", e llxtra parts and a book of rules;
A few wire stretchers and a pair of shears
Are 1\ I have carried in 15 years.
And If I live to see the day
She falls to pieces like the one horse shay,
If old Hank Ford stays in the game
I'll buy another by the same durn name.