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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 4. June 21, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 20, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1050/show/1049.

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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 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1050/show/1049

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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 4, June 21, 1939, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 20, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1050/show/1049.

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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 USS Houston- 6- 10- 39- 100: l "'----- 4. _ The Houston Eats- Beans, Navy Beans, the Houston eats 700 Ibs. of Navy beans monthly. Even if one was to include Lima an'l Kidney beans, which are 300 and 150 lbs. monthly respectively, it would a­mount to only 1,150 Ibs. monthly. Really, the main food of the Houston is potatoes. They, by far, take the lead, with 21,000 Ibs. of Irish potatoes monthly, and 1,071 Ibs. of sweet po­tatoes to go with the Irish. This is a total of 22,071 Ibs., 11 tons of pota­toes. " All I eat on beard is beans and potatoes", we tell the civilia~ s. Don't forget 1,600 Ibs. of carrots 3,185 lbs. of cabbage, 9,200 lbs. c: m­ned vegetables, and 8,285 lb. of fresh vegetables are consumed aboaI"! the Houston in one month. Not to forget the meats that are eaten, it should be added that the poultry farm does a thriving business just for the Houston's 1,600 Ibs. 01 chicken, 900 Ibs. of turkey and then there must be enough chickens left over to lay the 1,900 dozen eggs. That means each man eats 41 and a frac­tion eggs monthly. It is lucky we don't eat them all at one time. Beef is really the main meat aboard the ship, "' ith 7,450 Ibs. gulped, munched, ancl chew­ed by the ship's crew monthly. You eat other meat beside chicken, turkey, and beef. There are 2,400 Ibs. of sau­sage and a half- ton of bacon consumed monthly. The Houston eats breau, cake", and pies occasionly, as well as il~ e rest of the food stuffs. Last mO: lth. 10,000 Ibs. of flour, 245 Ibs. of yeast, 15 Ibs. of baking soda, and 75 lb. of baking powder went into the n1: lk­ing- of 3,600 loaves of bre: l'l 1 Cl21 pies, and 240 cakes. What is left over is used in the making of cookie,;, biscuits, buns, etc. Nineteen hunclre I Ibs. of butter was usecl to butter everything before it went down your throats. An astonishing amount of coffee is drunk. At the rate of 120 gallo. ls a day, it amounts to 3'; 600 gals, or coffee monthly. Oh! Those sleepless nights! After taking 500 Ibs. of su­gar a month, how could we help but be sweetness personified? ••• Ie-new destination. A job reqUIring a coldblooded man without mercy or compassion. That's DeShields for you, THE BLUE BO"!'\ NET D:; Shie d~, the Merciless All arc famili: l' vit'. the w01' k­i: 1; of the Blue Bonnet or any ship's p: pel'. First is the Editor, he really does very litlle. He sees ; le assistant e.: itor, Ensign Leedy, and the associ­~ Le editor, Bannen, Bkr3c, anJ tells them what he wants do' , e. They clo tl. e work. The editor is j'. 1st a iigure­head. In or. ler that the paper will get off the ship so other ships will send copies of their papers for the editor to clip and say, " Put this in the next ; s.; ue", there must be circulation. £" ; pp is the circulation nU1l1ngel'. He I-;[' ites addresses 0" nil the envelopes that go out l, Q the Y'u- ious ship. This j<; more than quite a job. There are som 400 addresses on the mailing list. Pipp has an assistant who bears mJst of the burJen for Pipp, just as the eJitor has En i:;- n Leedy as assis­tant and Bannen as associate. De­Shields is the official folder of Blue Bonnets. The printer, who does all the printing, brings the Blue Bonnets to Pipp. He turns them over to De­ShieIJs. DeShields receives them flat just as they came off the press. His ,,; ork requires much dexterity. Laying a pile of Blue Bonnets with pages 2 & 3 up with page two away from, he grabs the top edge of page three between the thumb and index finger of his ri~ ht hand and the bottom edge bet\'; een the thumb and index finger o~ · o his left ham!' Grasping this help­Lss 3lue Bonnet in this grip. he folds it f; O that pages one and four arc bat!, to b , ck. This is not all, for the Elue Bonnet must be put in an e. 1VC­1ope. 11 simiJiar manner, he grabs thc bottom of the Blue Bonnet and foUs it in exactly three equal port­: ons. ( I have never known him 1.0 ], liss the division. It is always just exactly three parts.) Crushing the 13Iue Bonnet cruelly into one six1,; 1. its former area by breaking un J creasing it thrce times, he thrust., it into an envelope, an ignomonio: u; end, diminished in size and sentenceJ to imprisonment for sometimes as long as a month. Once having gotten it in confinement, he picks up the en­vclope and Blue Bonnet together, the Llue Bonnet inside the envelope. por­tru : es a long, wct tongue, seals the envelope so that there will be no pJS­sible escape during the transit to the The first official ceep- fea diving re­cords were estab­lished by men in the Ordnance Depart­l1' ent of the U. S. Navy. • * •• The Grand Coulee Da , ,' ill be as hi. h as the Washing- t In Monu­." C1, t, will have two and a half times 38 mU": l concrcte as the POllldel' Dam, a. l be the biggest thing built by IT'. a., to datc. •• + * The French " Surcouf", though rot very modern, 1934, is the largest .,. 1J. m'. rine in the world. Three hun­dred feet long, displacing 2,880 tJ IS on the surface, and 4,300 tons sub­merged, she carries 150 men. She has a speed of I!) knots on the surface, 10 knots submerged, and a c)' nisin'" radius of 12,000 miles at 10 k' 1ot~~ l: cr U;' il1:! ll1Cllt cO~ lsists of two 8" gu:: s, two ~ 7" I:\ I A. A., 1 l'H! ehi" c guns, ten 21.7- inch torpedo tubes, nn I onc small seaplane in a hanger. She , yas constructed to stand a depth or ~! 20 feet. Walter Winchell. well known co­lumn: st, enlisted in the navy in 1D17. ,'.'::! s assigned to the U. S. S. ISIN ~ e " ­vcd on board that vessel until the ;; ccessio:, of hostilities. He is now a LCLltel1ant in the Naval Reserve. ( Continued from PRICe 2.) Contribution Box? Give a guy a hand, y: ill you? Ocko has work to c! o too! (' ucss I'll get at it- see yOel ne. t t: mc if I don't see you before. ?, S. Some say Ocko does'l't C't the c'ope. It's true we miss some, but her" is a bit of news a boy thought he'd " et away with. Hirchell Cheek, our No. 2 barber, and Miss Inez Bell, of Mineral Springs, Ark., were married on June 16, 1939. This makes Cheek a brother- in- law to dark, h: 1mJ:.; ome. ~! achinist Mate Shanks of our " M" Division. That boy has tal'cn a 10 0, onr noney in the barbel' sh: lp- he o ..' es us cigars- get him!!!!