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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 1938-08-08 - Page 1. August 8, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 28, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/928/show/924.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (August 8, 1938). The Blue Bonnet 1938-08-08 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/928/show/924

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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 1938-08-08 - Page 1, August 8, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 28, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/928/show/924.

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Title The Blue Bonnet 1938-08-08
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
  • Partridge, A. M., circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Enroute Pensacola
Date August 8, 1938
Description Volume VII, Number 5
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 2
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
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Transcript * U. 5.5. BOU: iTOB1( Volume VII, Number 5. Enroute Pensacola 8 August, 1938 BOXING AND WRESTLING ~ · l\ lOKER WELL RECEIVED No Gold Uncovered at Cocos Island Although almost the entire ship's company scrambled and slipped over the green covered rocks of Cocos Island no bullion of the raging main was discovered. Most of those who were left behind on the ship took one look at the rain soaked and mud splattered clothes of the " chosen ones" when they returned and gave up thanks that fate had decreed they remain on the ship. From the time the band struck up its opening number to the close of the last boxing match the entertain­ers and fighters of the ship kept everyone on their toes. After the selection " Hail To The Chief" which was giving as a fitting homage to our President, the master of ceremonies, Lt. Holbrook, took over and introduced the officials for the evening. Two wrestlers climbed thr­ough the ropes and the main enter­tainment started. A big feature of the evening was the match between the local pride and joy, Shifty Fordemwalt, and a Masked Marvel. In the fracas which had all the earmarks of a profession­al sortee the mask was removed from the grim faced Marvel to reveal that the all powerful bonecrusher was nothing more than one of our own wrestlers, Butler of the third. The Hillbillys drew a big hand with their mountaineer ditties. But pro­bably the most humorous thing of the smoker was the battle royal in which the fighters were blind folded and allowed to hold a noise- making can in their one ungloved hand. Teschner of the " F" lucked out on the other contestants to emerge the winner. With President Roosevelt acting as one of the boxing judges the box­ing bouts were run off. Two of the bouts resulted in being called no con­tests because of one of the contest­ants being too badly cut- up for fur­ther fighting. The other two went ( Continued on Page 3.) STRIKE UP THE BAND The German band with the emphas­is on the " peck" horns or the red hot swing orchestra with the melody com­ing out on the off beats have nothing on the combination band- orchestra now aboard our good ship. Around lunch time, dinner, before the movies, or at practice sessions we hear the soft lilting strains of some old folk song. At other times this band of musicians settle down to work on an overture or symphony. They read the grace notes, the cres­cendos, the largos, and the allegros as smoothly as the mystifying pro­fessor pulls rabbits out of a hat. Again we hear them cut in all boilers, work up to a speed run on a swing composition, and literally burn up the air around them with music. The Houston feels that it is for­tunate to have the Scouting Force Band aboard. I think everyone aboard swears that he never heard any bet­ter music anywhere. The music that is rendered by this organization is good for our souls. We hope that the praise we give them is as good for theirs. The following was dug up on the island after very exhaustive research: In latitude five degrees thirty five minutes North and Longitude eighty seven degrees two. minutes West about five hundred and forty miles from Panama lies Cocos Island. Four and one- half miles long and fourteen miles in circumference it has an area of eighteen square miles. This Island is mountainous and entirely volcanic, the highest point being two thous­and seven hundred and eighty eight feet high. Being extremely precipitous on nearly all sides where the Island meets the water it has, however, two small bays, Wafer Bay and Chatham Bay. The soil is extremely fertile and the climate mild. From all appear­ances it is a healthy place although no permanent settlers have resided on the Island after such an attempt was once tried. The only wild life are the wild pigs and rats that Col­nett left when he was there in 1793. In the seventeenth century and later the Island came to be a fav­orite resort for privateers and filli­busters. Its isolated yet accessible situation, the facility with which fresh water of most excellent purity could ( Continued on Page 2.)