USS Houston- 6- 10- 39- 100: l
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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
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
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?
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
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
by men in the
ent of the U. S.
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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.
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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!!!!