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The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 12, 1939-05-26
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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy, W. C., assistant editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 12, 1939-05-26 - Page 4. May 26, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1040/show/1039.

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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy, W. C., assistant editor. (May 26, 1939). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 12, 1939-05-26 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1040/show/1039

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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy, W. C., assistant editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 12, 1939-05-26 - Page 4, May 26, 1939, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1040/show/1039.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 12, 1939-05-26
Creator (Local)
  • Johnston, J. P. M., editor
  • Leedy, W. C., assistant editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Pipp, M. A., circulation
  • Essy, E., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date May 26, 1939
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 3
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript What Happens in an Hour It is estimated that each hour, 6,200 babies are born, and about 4,600 persons are laid to rest; 2,590 couples are married, and 85 are divorced. Fifteen homicides take place in the civilized world, while 200,000 crimes are reported. The world consumes 65,000,000 pounds of potatoes, 8,000,000 pounds of meat, and 80,000,000 pounds of bread. Hens lay 2,500,000 eggs. While 1,500,000 quarts of wine and 500,000 quarts of beer are consumed, coffee is the world's favorite beverage, 50,000,000 cups being consumed each hour. The world's hourly tobacco bill is ~ 1,500,000. About 700 new automobiles are built and more than 170,000 barrels of petroleum are produced hourly. Automobile accidents in the world, mostly in America, claim lives of eight victims. The coffers of the world are en­riched by $ 12,000 worth of mined gold. Five million telephone conver­sations take place, and more than 65,000 telegrams are sent. The post­off. ces of the world are deluged with more than 1,000,000,000 letters, post cards and miscellaneous missives, bearing postage of upward of $ 25,000, 000. ...... - Nautical ovelties Mother Earth is not to be out­done. At the equater, she rotates at the rate of 1000 miles per hour and rushes through space around Old Sol at the dizzy speed of 65,000 miles per hour. uns Houston- 5- 26- 39- 900 was. Capt. Gerard was also in charge of the baseball team which did very well. Sports ( Continued from Page 2.) In boxing, Ens. · Billy Johnson gave much of his leisure hours with Arsenault, coach, throughout the year in addition to their regular duties. Lt. ( jg) E. A. McDonald in charge and Wellbourne, BM1c with Ens. " Jep" Jonson produced the second star team. Lt. J. A. Holbook and Russell, Sea1c, true sailors, sailed the Houston P. W. B. through a very good season. Lt. Rid­out with Ensigns Minter and Sud­dath, both Poughkeepsie men, coach­ed a very good crew narrowly miss­ing scores. "' 1'. Paul Pointer The lightening sleeps in her fighting tops, The blasts of Hell ' neath the wave; Our ships must fight till wars all stop, The " Stars and Stripes" to save. Here' wishing her well, and we hope to please, We'll wish her well all the time, Sir; As she sails again on the seven seas, And this is the end of my rhyme, Sir. Our streets are filled with cars and hacks, For pier 14 they're bound, Sir; Where fair maids smile on handsome Jacks, And the rest just hang around, Sir. Yankee Doodle ••• Her crew look tame in braids of gold, But here is a tip and a hunch; There's bottled death in her after hold, And she packs a terrible punch. the 30th of April this year, the Hou­ston has been 2,583.5 hours underway, 4,140.5 hours not underway. Expres­sed differently, the ship has been un­derway more than a third of the time. The average speed during the total hours underway has been 15.1 knots. The result of it all, hours and knots, is 38,906 engine- miles steamed. The Cruiser HOUSTO came to port, In coat of paint all new, Sir; She'll have ten days of kingly sport, Then bid our port, Adieu Sir. Six hundred feet of bristling guns, And speed she has a plenty; And in her crew our Lone Star sons, They number now, some twenty. in Anti- Aircraft Battle Practice Two and Anti- Aircraft Machine Gun Bat­tle Practice Dog, second highest mer­it in Anti- Aircraft Battle Practice Dog and ight Battle Practice, and very creditable merits in Local Con­trol Battle Practice, Day Multiple Target Battle Practice, Division Anti­Aircraft Battle Practice and Second Anti- Aircraft Machine Gun Battle Practice Hypo. / s/ W. S. Anderson." 2 1 1 2 3 2 No report 2 2 THE BLUE BO '! E1' ---------------- Gunnery ( Continued from Page 1.) 4 Month / s/ G. J. Rowcliff A copy of this letter has been en­tered in the records of all men who were in the engineering department during this period. From the first of July, 1938, to The reports for these remaining months have not come in. In recognition of the above excel­lent performance Comcruscofor wrote the following letter to the ship. " It is with pleasure that I note the excellent performance of the En­gineering Department of the U. S. S. Houston during the first nine months of the competition year 1938- 1939. No derangements have occurred that were in any way attributable to per­sonnel. The HOUSTON will probably end up the year with the most miles steamed by any heavy cruiser during the year. The score of the HOUSTON is the highest by 8% over the next highest score and by 10% over the aver- age of the seven cruisers with similar plants and the same allowan­ces. Although the steady steaming done by the HOUSTON will have some effect to increase the score over the other cruisers, the effect would not be nearly as great as the per­centages mentioned above. The cleanliness and upkeep of the plant seems to have been excell­ent and the repairs and funds ably administered. July August September October November December January February March Engineering " Well Done" During the past July to July year the Houston has done very well in en­gineering, standing well to the fore in competition with the rest of the cruiisers. She has stood second only to the San Francisco, which has a mod­ified type of propeller. ( The frequent­ly- accepted claim that the San Fran­cisco' special propellors give her an edge on the other cruisers may be nothing more than sour grapes.) The standing month per month as the re­ports have come in are as follows:- Standing among cruisers