THE BLUE IBO=~ NET ------------- 3
IIc~' e we sit, as an old nav'll sayin~;
hl" 3 ito- high and dry. Sliding in
at hte evening, just as colors wus
sO'lnd 1, the ship was docked, cleaned,
anJ scaped, well before midnighta
t pi~ al Houston evol'. 1tio: 1. Soup
hot on two considerations, ', vas serve I
",,: th cc: Tee and sandwiches. Anoth< Jr
"" I' hends and the ship's cook" job.
;::: y; m the messco) ks were standi :;
w. tche3 and helping put up the cho"...,.
No. v we're minus scre-; vs, rudder, and
h, av;: n kno vs what else. Bv the t: ' 0
this is pr: nted, we'll probably be poo ·
il'g or. c~ more- who knows?
Take a sailor ashore in a park,
and the saying is he'll take his best
gil"! for a ride in a rowboat. The ca e
in mi~ I w: sn't c': actly like that, bat
Cugl. ctt: Ju:' ior gun striker, was !: eJ: 1
b · OLko taking target pract: c; l O: l
s:-: 1.:' ll bore rifle ashore last week.
a~ sistcJ by a rejhea::! with hsses.
CO) j shoot: ng, boy!!
Tl: e " F" D; vision's master messcook.
the great Culpepper, was seen
a::; horc one evening p: lst y; cek bi~ yrli::
g up the Main Drag. Grea~ pastime
- i; you l: ke it. He spent a tot~ I 0:
thirty- five cents.
Hal a nice free- lan!: e eo'i'orial
Qnpped in the BB Contribution Bo~~.
Odw did not recognize the style 0['
the ' niter, but was mighty " bd to get
it. Th3. nks, pal! I'll do as much for
you some day.
The girls at Ritz Cocktail Lounge
are somewhat offended because Chief
Yeoman MacCumber shave::! off his
mustache. Just why? And also why
the razor act, Mac?
Chief Bos'n's Mate Proimos \; a.,
reported as having policed the dock
the night we entered with a ball bat
and fishing tackle. The idea was if
he failed to hook one before the dock
got dry, he could knock one in the
heal with a Babe Ruth swing.
Rumor is out that CDM Le · . vis
may go to duty on the U. S. S. New
Or e3. TIs. In that case, we wish " Sp'ke"
u lot of good luck and haPP7 cru'si J~~.
IJ Evcryl; ody Ha py?
- . Iov: es O! l the Houston
i~- rte,' listening to " It Makes no
iiierence now" and other familhr
recor~ s, everyone leans back comfortably
i1. their C! l:)': r3 ant: c: p1ting a
good movie. The bugler sounds his
hom to the tune whi!: h s unds like
" Pay Call' and " As Skirmishes" crossel
w: th " The Beer Barrel Polka".
( Must have ha: l a b: ld night) ? ? ?
The quartermaster e: dinguishes
[ 111 lights on the quarterdeck as t',:,
~\:.. AA flashes his light for full' lve
njnutes before the mov: c operator
. cts the signal to commence.
The movie soon starts, starrhg
"? opeye"; everyone is happy. Hal; '.:
tv thro:. lgh the comedy, O. O. D.
• p: es ' i10tor boat c): ning alongsiJc
::,::. 1 has quartermaster hail the b01t
several times ( very loud, distracting
everyone's attention from movie ),
before getting an" r:, ply. O. O. D. then
scrambles over £ everal of the ste:: dy
mov; c- goera be; ore re'l~ hing the
",. v tc;:-:' ox. i', Iore cr,[' usi): 1 and d'~ tract;'
u. After trying O: le switch,
0.0. ./. ,1" 1. s after e: lJ of C! uarterde!: k
TU; 11inateJ, but doe, no J g- ive up
hope. Quarterrr: a3tel', s~ ei 19 cl'it:('? 1
condition of affffair, CO:: les to t ,}
rescue, anJ tur; lS 0' 1 more S' it ': '".
QuarterJecle well illuminata::! b] aD '.
a: 1.1 familiar gru: l'b. cs c? n bJ he~ r I
ull arounl; more dissacLo. l.
After party from motor boat 0.1'.
live 0: 1 quarterdeck ( obstracting vie', v
fror- l those sitting i: J b: lck\, rally
five minutes have passed before the
a. O. D. finds right switches and th~
c;;' arterje~ k is once more <: arken d
( at the cO: 1clusion of the " Popeye
CO! lle. ly) .
More grumbles are hearJ, but
r: ur. y si - hs are heard after the rna in
:. lttra_ tion comes on. ( A 4.0 picture).
Jusv as everything comes to a thril.
i: 1g part in the picture, the movie
machine breaks down. Electric; 111
pushes his way through twenty men
0: 1 his way up to the movie shacl;:.
More ~ istraction, more grumbles, but
thele will be another good pictule
tomorrow- we hope. •...•
Ocko's Wayside Observations
Ocleo observed with genuine ple: l!;
TC, ( a fter eeing a number of the
c~ 110' 1, actions of some of our people)
the tender anJ graciou manner in
which Kjolhede, Bmkr 1c, escorted
his mother about the ship this past
DroYll1. quartermaster, arriveJ
0: 1 the ship at 10 : 15 after being on
leave. An hour and a half later, he
was standing a watch. That's ough.
M: cGall, Matt 3c, ays that he ha
· ( o:. lnd a J2p who controls his very
heartbeat. Seems as if Mac expect.,
t p! . leading role to a funend if
fohe t 1; 1') WS him down. A'l1 " hat will
~; ou do .: rhen "; e put to £ ea?
.. , Ch: cf '! aterten ler was apP?
rently st, iki'lg for metalsmith Ja., t
Sunday. His n'l, me is Anderson; wh'lt('
vel' he W? S dohg is still a m stery
to ever o: c " ho heard the banp- bo"'
g- JZ': g Cf) ' hg from the Boat
Sl: op : 1, II l' 7ternoon.
Do you kro', who ' the latest dad
is on the Houston? He's our popular
blues singer- Ray Kelly- who received
the news past week: " It's a boy,
seven pounds, nine ounres. Mother
and baby doi, g well." ice going,
ki'!-. · e could say more, b: Jt won't.
I wonder Ylhat the cause is ' vhi-:: h
~: akes Tom Mallette and Blackie
Strickland buy ten rou d- trip ticke.
s 0.1 the Seattle ferry? And why
all the excitement a'Jout the accomo,"
atbns at the Fairview Hotel? A
::; : 0.1 s::.. 101' uSlally is a good sucker.
Transfer of Burch, old- time pelica"
of the fo ' c's'le gan~, to Supply
Departme! lt WJ. S a good excuse for
an all ha: 1, ls celebration among the
st1rekeepers. Any excuse is better
t! 1:: n none, so some ay. Don't know,
Le , Ja" s!,', our heavyweight boxer,
will be more careful how he protects
the uniform we wear from now
on. Some civilian, in a Seattle tavern,
made an unprintable remark about
sailors. Taking a swing at our Polack
was a huge mistake- Ski hit hi- n,
100keJ around for more, and turned
back to hit him again, but the fellow
wasn't there. Lewdan ki hit a bulkhead
and looked down to where his
adversary wa quietly sleeping on
deck. ice going, Polack!!
Hey, you guys- how about that
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