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Let us take a look at the stuff from
the Contribution Box this evening.
One about Nicolette but it is rather
out of date so we'll let it go. Here's
one from topside around the Carpenter
Shop: Someone please name the
Three Musketeers of the D& R ( Destruction
and Repair) Gang!!! They
are generally spoken of as the Jeep,
the Woodpecker and Strapiron. Who
could they be? Little Ocko says;
" I wonder too."
* * * *
A die- hard pollywog puts in his oar
to tell us that the Royal Mackerel,
box and all, went over the side in true
seamanlike manner. Footnote: It
was odorifous too!!! L. O. says how
about those Eggs? ? ?
* * * *
" To the BLUE BONNET: ( apparently
from the radio shack) After
listening to the band ' swing it' like
they do I think that most of the ship's
company would like a dance on board
once in a while. The hangers and
quarterdeck provide ample space for
it so why not put it up to the crew;
if one went well why not have more
of them? It would help raise the
ship's spirit and all hands would have
a good time of it....." Thanks feller,
but what are you going to dance with?
* * * *
ow I'll tell one: Owens, pudgy
Bunting Tosser rang eight bells the
other afternoon and no sooner had
he done so than Garrett, busy and
not hearing them the first time, ran
over and struck them again. Sixteen
bells for sixteen hundred--- somebody's
bell- happy around here!!
* * • *
J. K. Saucer, seaman bossman of
the Div. 2 motor launch, is really
home sick for good old L. A. Won't
be long before we get home lad, and
you can start making the first liberty
boat ashore once more.
THE BLUE BONNET
Bos'n Mate second with three hash
marks, a fellow named Red Clymer
gets sunburned feet scrubbing down
last week ending up under the Doctor's
care in the Sick Bay. There's one
for you; you're never too old to learn.
r'~ usta been thinking of something
back around Long Beach, eh Red? ? ?
* * * *
Cochrane, SK2c is all burned up.
It seems that Thompson, Storekeeper
and photographer extraordinary, failed
to bring him back a penguin from
Hood Island. Flossy had Sivak all
talked into keeping it for him in the
ice box but as the bird didn't come
the lad is now singing the blues. Gives
him a change from his many love
* * * *
A couple of busy lads recently have
been our friends Barnett, CCStd. and
Floyd, the Ship's Butcher. Cleaning
and stowing all that fish has become
some job, with Vendetti busy getting
it in the cooler. Keep it up lads, the
fish are good eating.
* * * •
Many's the lad minus his locks of
dark or blond, curly or strai~ ht hair,
as the case may be, these days. The
Royal Barbers did a lot of unnecessary
work that caused a lot of extra
' regular' haircuts in the Ships Service
Barber Shop. Too bad you don't get
a commission Curly, a feller'd almost
think you did after Monday! ! !
* * * •
It eems the main attraction of
the day is when the boat of our Good
Shipmate is hoisted to the rail, and
the fish are laid out for weighing
and inspection on the quarterdeck.
If there was room for all hands it is
quite sure they'd be out there, quiet
of course, but nevertheless enjoying
the fun. Many's the beauty that's
been hoisted aboard these past days.
Catche that make any true fi herman's
heart leap with pride, and envy
too perhaps, if someone else got it.
Well, Fisherman's Luck.!!!!
SMOKER WELL RECEIVED
( From Page 1.)
the limit, the last between Bud Adams
and Harris going even an extra round.
All in all everyone enjoyed the
smoker very much. The supply department
and the ship's welfare were
very popular at the end when they
treated all hands with refreshments.
THE LAST LOST
The last lost ship
of the American
Navy to vanish at
sea was the fleet tug
Conestoga ( 617 tons), commanded by
Lieut. E. L. Jones wth a crew of 66
Officers and enlisted men
The tug left Mare Island, California,
on March 26, 1921, bound for
Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.
A search covering several months
was made in which all available ships
and aircraft forces were utilized, but
no trace has ever been found a . to
the fate of the vessel or her crew.
* * * •
When pumping water out of a drydock,
water is pumped in!
* • * *
Cadets at West Point are not in the
* * * *
Midshipmen in the Naval Hospital
at Annapolis get a lower grade of
milk than they do in the Academy
* • • •
avy Regulations forbid cheering
any officer of the navy.
Judge: " The officer states that he
found you two fighting in the street."
Sea1c: " That's wrong your Honor.
When he arrived we were' trying to
separate each other."
Old Lady: " Doe this bus stop at
Driver: " Well, ma'am, there will be
a terrible splash if it doesn't."
ew Resident: " I stopped over in
Old Resident: " Pardon me, but you
should say San Huan. In California
we pronounce our J's like H's."
ew Resident: " Well, you'll have
to give me time. You see, I've been
in this state only through Hune and