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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy, W. C., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1939-06-21 - Page 2. June 21, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 22, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1050/show/1047.

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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy, W. C., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (June 21, 1939). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1939-06-21 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1050/show/1047

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Johnston, J. P. M., editor; Leedy, W. C., assistant editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1939-06-21 - Page 2, June 21, 1939, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 22, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1050/show/1047.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1939-06-21
Creator (Local)
  • Johnston, J. P. M., editor
  • Leedy, W. C., assistant editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate 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)
  • Bremerton, Washington
Date June 21, 1939
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 4
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 2----------- Editor: Ensill'n J. P. M. Johnston ... raditions- OId Yet ew HIe True to his word, the seas o'er head BoEed up from their briny beJ­A: 1. d showed their teeth in the waves that lashed With unre~ enting fury, that finally smashed The crippled ship. And to a watery grave she sped, To rest beside an albatross, dead. The fire died in Nept! 1ne's eye, And over head the leaden sky Vanished before the coming sun. Neptune smileJ, his work was done. G. L. Bailey, Sea 2:: - The ewport Recruit A cem: or is a lovely man. I kno;.,' you think so too. He sees t. hree meanings to a jol: e, When there are only two. The introduction of this new rille will not change the strategic or tac­tical doctrine of the Army. The rifle weighs but 5 ounces more than the former rifle, hence, it is no harder to carry. It is ceJnitely s'lparior and in tests with both expert and unh'ain­eJ riflemen has been proved to b ~ as effective as 3 bolt- action ri: i. es. The average rate of fire is rboat 2::; b 30 aimed shots per minute. However, the recorJ to date with the rir. e i-; l() J aimeJ shots per minute at 20:) yards, anJ never hiLtin'" outsiJe the four- ring of a standard. ( Continued from Page 1.) A waltham ring is the ring i: l the eye of a towing cable. It is groDve1. 0.1 the outside to fit well into the eye and is bored through with a ho'e Y,' hich affords a good fit for a shu: k'~ pin. Thole pins are pins st.. lck in the guo whale of a boat to uh; ch an oar is secured. Ar. swers to Questions on Page 1. The taffrail is a rail around the stei- n of a vessel. A mat is thrummed Yl;: en bit3 of rope yarn have been se vn all ove:' it's surface. A collision mat is thr . lm­med on the inner side. A tompion is the wODde. l ') luC put into the m: lZzle of a gun \. hen it is secured. W. J. Bannen, Bkr3c Acr05s a leaden and mottled sky, Portent warning to a weathered eye, An albatross flew on beating wing­A lonely, living, pulsing thing. And o'er the sea, that glassy tomb, An arrow sped- like the crack of Doom, A shaft that pierced a snowy breast And brought an albatross to rest. A ghastly horror filled the ship, An ashen hue on every lip. The Nativa Helmsman broke the calm, " The albatross no man shall harm, For he who kills shall come to grief, Upo 1 some vicious, hidden reef- ­A s" JJJen leal" a splintered mast; You', l see, you fool, fore this day has passed." As if in answer to his cry, A' 1 inky blackness filled the sky­An1 from thc over- hanging clouds A wind whispered in the f1appi: lci shrouds. While beneath, the crew in frantic haste Made ready to meet a maddened Waste. o 1 eptune, whose mercy we have sought, Pr:: lY leash the wrath that fool hath wrought. Una: lswered went his frightened plea, Perhaps unheard in a lashing sea. For s - ooping down in a vengeful blast Ylh; pped a gale that stripped from every mast The bellying sails, that fell in shreds L'PO'l a score of quaking' heals. No. v, far beneath, a king unheard, Stroke: l a stricken, broken bird, And cr: ed in angry voice so strident, ": 2] the hand that holls this Trident, They'll pay, each and everyone For the needless damage they have done." The Storm through the years of time, and today we do the same, in a slightly abrevia­ted manner. It is a short, dignified, personal recognition of the colors, the symbol of the state, the seat of au­thor. ty, lj'iven as we come aboard 01' leave the ship, night or day. ' Ensign W. C. Leedy W. J. B_ nnen, Bkr3c W. C. Ridll'e M. A. Pipp, Yeo3c E. Essy, Sea 2c -: THE BLUE BONNET :- Assistant Editor: Associde Editor : Cartoonist : Circulation Printer \, A weekly publication of the sbip's com­pany of the U. S. S: Ho~ ston, Captain F. C";:$ weJl, USN, Command: ng and Com­manaer C. A. Bailey, U. S. N., Executive Officer. Today, we have amO: 1. g our mili­tary courtesies, the familial' right­hand Ealute. Many years ago- aye, centuries ago- in ships of war and merchar: tmen, in days of Greec · :'! a: 1.1 Rorr. e, there were, on the aftar poop of the galleys and like vessels, altars to the pagan gols , and a a mark of respect and fear; and from supersti­tion, those persons going out of, or coming onto, the ship, raised their hats as they came on deck. It is gener­ally believed that the salute to the quarterdeck was derived from this early custom, and later, as religiDn changeJ, was a mark of respect to the shrne and crucifix in the early Chris­tian cra. Eventually, the " king's co­lors" became the symbol of state and 1' a; igiou reverence, and finally only tile colors remained. The quarterdeck has been a dig­niiied and sacred area from earliest clay. Captain Basil Hall, R. N., wrote in 18: l1 of his days as a midship. nan in the British Navy; quote: " Every person, not excepting the captain, when he puts his foot on this s: l. cred spot, touches his hat; and as this salutation is supposed to be pai::! to the priveleged region itself, all those who at the moment have the honor to be upon it, are bound to ac­k_ o 1 edge the con. pliment. Thus even -, ; le'l a midshipman comes up and take:; off his hat, all officers on deck, ( admirals included, if they happen to b2 L~ the number) return the salute. So completely does this form grow into a habit, that in the darkest night, and when there may be no one nC: lr the hatchway, it is invariably attended to with the same p.' ecision." Unluote. T~ lerc . OJ have it. Handed down r'=============~~. 01