2~--------- THE BLUE BONI '. i:::'
-: THE BLUE BO ET:-
A weekly publication of the ship's companyof
the U. S. S. I: ouston. Captain G. N.
Barker. US. N., Commanding and Commander
C. A. Bailey, U. S. N., Executiv(
Editor: Ensign J. P. M. Johnston
A•• iatant Editor: Ensign W. C. Leed,.
Cartoonist: W. C. Ridll" c
Circulation M. A. Pipp. Yeo3c
Printer E. Essy, Sea 2c
Capt. Barker Leaves Housto
" The cruise has been a succes:;
from every point of view."
We borrow a phrase from the
President of the United States, describing
a cruise longer than the on3
of which the President spoke, bat
still under the same Captain,- this
entire cruise at sea with Captain
George N. Barker.
We've enjoyed all the special
cruisi:. g and all the hard work whenever
e have been with the Fleet.
We've appreciated efforts to take us
to " ,€" esting ports and to give us a
max. mum of shore leave and liberty
once we were there. Most of all, we've
been proud of our ship.
Captain Barker came to the Houston
from the R. O. T. C. Unit at Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
When he leaves the ship
about the 24th of this month he will
return to his former duty with the
R. O. T. C. unit at Harvard.
The officers and men are glad to
have served with you, Captain Barker.
Our good wishes go with you as you
leave us. .. , ..
Capt. Cogswell Takes Command
Captain Francis Cogswell, who
took command of the Houston Wednesday
morning this week, has, for
the last three years, been Naval Attache
and Air Attache for Paris and
Madrid, serving under the Ambassador
to France, the Honorable William
C. Bullit. Previous to 1936 he was in
command of the U. S. S. Oglala, which
in 1934 headed a survey of the Aleutian
The new Commanding Officer was
born in New Hampshire and was appointed
to the Navy Academy from
that state in the class of 1!) 08. IIe
is a recipient of the Navy Cross an:]
( Continued from last issue)
Out at the station this reporter
iT. et a fellow named Yanutz, SC1c
who was butcher on the Rambler Ship
out in Asia when Vance was Chief
CO; lmissalY Steward on the ship. He
WOJld like to go back on the Houston
for duty; that's nothing, so would
lictle Ocko! He i , at prese:: t, c:> m1.1;
s~ ary on the destroyer De olVey.
Here on the Pensacola, we have
our olJ shipmate, 11'. W. J. English,
Boatswain, who met me on deck my
first day on board. He surely does
look swell in that new uniform and
he hasn't allowed it to make any
change in his head size. He's the same
numbel' one good people he always
\ las. We are all glad to see him going
up thac old ladder the way he is.
Everyone of course remembers
Charlie " Yap Yap" Campell, Coxswain,
who left the Rambler Ship a
bit over a year ago. He, too , is on
here, an: l making as much needless
noise a:; usual. Seems he's sort of a
leading seaman in the fourth division
on here now.
For the benefit of those interested:
To:':'~ YJace, The Porthole, North
Star Cafe and all the <- ther bars and
hostelries of which the lads are so
fond, al e still running t! 1o' some of
them h..:. vc been repainted and remodeled.
The back part of Tom's Place
looks quite different and by the way,
for those interested the Rodman Club
is still here, too.
~ . .
a graduate of the aval War College
in the senior courses in Strategy and
The entire ship is looking forwad
to service under Captain Cogs\",
ell. Knowing that we speak for all
han! s, the Blue Bonnet wiskes him
_, .11', 11 welcome and pleasant duty
Oil the Houston.
Congratulations are in order
for all the lads who made rates
since I said " Adios" at the time I left,
and especially to those who have
made the coveted butons. I see that
Jim K. Wallace hit the list for CGM,
and Joe Comer for CEM; Lewis sewed
on his buttons for Chief Bo'n's
Mate, and has the distinction of having
a fine canine named in his honor.
The dog is called " Spike", after one of
Lewis' oldtime nicknames in San Diego.
Have you guessed whose dog it
is yet, Chief? It belongs to Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Hay at the Crow's Nest
on F Street in San Diego. He's a fine
Having read from end to end all
the copies of the Blue Bonnet that
P: pp, ( have you made that crow yet,
Pipp ?) so obligingly mailed to me, I
am fairly well up on Houston news.
Was sorry to learn of Lt. ( j. g.) McDonald's
transfer to Honolulu. He is
a fine officer with the best interests
of everyone around him at heart no
roeed to say more..
One of the Yard workmen, remembering
when the Houston fed
soup and sandwiches in cold weather
to all hands every morning and afternoon,
said to me, " When is that good
ship you used to be on, the Houston,
gonna come in?" Nearly as I can
find out, it is due here on 10 July.
At any rate, hurry, for heaven's sake,
cause myoId bunk in the Cook's and
Baker's Compartment is crying for
My very best wishes to all hands,
and I do hope you have had a very
Your Nosey Reporter,
Little Ocko on the
U. S. S. Pensacola
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Six Year Enlistment Adopted
Effective on the first of July this
year will be the new enlistment period.
All first enlisments after the first
of July will be for six years. However,
second enlistments will remain the
present four year period that they
are now. It is planned to change the
" shipping- over" enlistment to six
years. If you are going to " ship- over"
better do that or this six year second
enlistment will creep up on you.
The new legislation has decreed
that eighteen years will be the youngest
that any person can enter the
Navy. He still will have to have the
parents consent to enlist.