2----------- THE BLt; E BONNET
-: THE BLUE BONNET :-
A weekly publication of the ship's company
of the U: S: S: Houston, Captain F:
CIO; l'swell, USN. Commanding and Commander
C. A. Bailey. U. S. N., ExecutiYe
Editor: Ensign J. P. M. Johnston
A88istant Editor: Ensign W. C. Leedy
Associate Editor: W. J. B~ nnen, llkroc
Cartoonist: W. C. Ridge
Circulation M. A. Pipp, Yco3c
Printer E. Essy. Sea 2c
The quarrel of some lost airmen
who got in~ o a knockdown argument
as soon as their troubles vere supposed
to be over and they were properly
rescu d illustrates the fact tllat
most people can endure hardship better
There is something tonic in d:: mger.
And prosperity is a dangerous
Doubtless these three men in
their lost balloon, or wandering with
death just around the corner, and
every dread moment laden with dicaster
stood bravely enourrh shoul ! er
If the worst had C0me, if a P? c:<
of wolves had attacked them, for instance,
they would have gone heroically
do-: vn fighting the common terro::,
brothers to the end.
But when triumph came and fame
and fortune opened to thel;), i! l came
the old snakes of envy and c: s:' or:!
that fro: n the beginnng have Jn2-:: l
this earthly paradise a hell.
It is the law.
Strikes and other labor troubles
occur in prosperous times. Over profits
men fight. Fronting loss, ruin or
death, men come together.
The same kind of phenomenon
can be seen written in modern times
and it is being re- enacted at the pressent.
When Germany broke loose all
civilhatiO: J was in peril. Mankind
shuddered. Belgium was prostrate.
France saw her ancient enemy striding
her fields. Italy trembled before
the old- time invader. Britain saw her
sh: p3 destroyed by a secret enemy.
America gasped at the news of tha
So danger, mother of manhoo:!,
clasped her children. The world felt
a unity it had never known. The shadew
of tt rror accomplished what 1~ lan7
gospe: s had failed to do.
French, British, Italian, American
kept step as blood brothers.
ThE: Y fought. They won.
Anrl with the winning came the
Jedously, envy, discord, the hate
makers and mischief breeders sprang
t~ life. The ancient grudge of America
against England was revived i! lc.
ustrio12s1y by certain newspapers on
The effort of the poor world to
r. tay to ' e. her in peace, as they h~: 1
_ 0 00, tog ther in war, found a thousand
Is tradgeJy our only hope? Can
Y'e fi> 1d a largeness of mind and heroism
of spirit only in the embrace of
Can " e ihd nobleness of life only
in the shadow of death?
Let the hero beware his hour of
triumph, for in it is his greatest
- The Keystone ......
The Mary Celeste
( Continued from Page 1.)
sign of violence, nor of any sort of
trouble. The ship's papers and chronometer
Y. ere the only articles of import:
mce that were gone. The ship's
lop: con~ ained no hint of tradgedy.
' P:, e:- e ''-. 3S not a clue that might lead
h the soiution of the riddle of where
tho~ e two SCOle people had gone, and
to this da~, there has never been a
'- or.! which thre- w sansible light on
t: 1e extr~ ordinary mystery.
- The Keystone
: iii I'"
'=-"'/ 0 kitt(!~ s were watching a tennis
F: rst: " Aw, let's go."
Second: " No, wait a minute, myoId
man's in this racquet."
City Girl: " And I suppose at dusk,
IVhen the sun is stealing over the
Rockies in purple splendor, you cowboys
are huddled around the camufire
and listening to the weiru, eerie,
unnatural howling of the coyotes."
Rattlesnake Gus: " Well, ma'am,
not ezzactly. Usually we go inside
and listen to Amos and Andy."
The Diesel Engineer's
1. Thy engine is thy engine;
thou shalt keep it clean and in adjustment,
that thy life in its company
may be long, and that the Captain
mayest increase thy rate.
2. Know thy engine in all its
parts and functions else tho'] shall be
beached in some unholy spot.
3. Be not wise in thine own conceit.
Remember thine engine's factory
instructions and keep them holy, lest
repairs at sea be'thine undoing.
4. Be thou not loose in the jaw
hinges; no man knoweth all about
Diesels; the truly wise absorb much
knowledge and exude little save on
request, and he who so doeth shall
gain great repute among hs fellows,
and the favor of his superiors.
5. For all things in this life
that thou desire thou shalt also pay
' plenty and for the wisdom of experience
no less; advice from the multitude
usually costeth nothing muc: 1
and is generally worth that, net.
6. From the books of Diesel
practice thou mayest know what to
do and when; but only costly experience
or the lips of a man truly wise
may tell thee the instant of the when,
and true values of the new; else th;
knowledge of the what and the when
shall but plague thee with smoky exhaust,
which dammeth thee before
all knowing observers.
7. God maketh the earth to rotate
endlessly without bearings or
good lubrication; leave thou not thine
engine so, else thou shalt be blistercl
in thine Captain's wrath.
8. Curse not thine engine whe 1
it turneth not; curse rather thine
9. Steam engines and gas may
long operate though sloppy; a Diesel
not so; with gauges and mikes be
1. The Eternal Eye watcheth
Universal Operation, but thou shalt
not rely upon it as to thy Diesel;
thine own eternal vigilance is the
price thou payest for thy job.
- The Keystone
" Did that explosion happen on Si's
" Yes. He fed his chickens some layor-
bust feed, and one of them was