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Leedy, W. C., editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1939-08-18 - Page 2. August 18, 1939. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1065/show/1062.

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Leedy, W. C., editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (August 18, 1939). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1939-08-18 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1065/show/1062

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1939-08-18
Creator (Local)
  • Leedy, W. C., editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Hughes, W. E., cartoonist
  • Pipp, M. A., circulation
  • Essy, E., printer
  • Adams, W. L.
  • Simmons, E. C.
  • Essy, E.
  • Matthews, J.
  • Thompson, R. B.
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Bremerton, Washington
Date August 18, 1939
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • 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 Two of the proposed 45,000 ton bat­tleships will bear the names lOWA and NEW JERSEY. Among the new­est destoyers one will be named in honor of the late Secretary of the Navy, Claude A. Swanson, and anoth­er in honor of the great inventor, Thomas A. Edison. some tan- faced Boatswain's Mate shouts, " O. K., runt, you are in the " F" Division, so grab your bag and follow me." Maybe you would see your bud­<: ies the next day or maybe you wouldn't, if you had time to see them you would find them ashore, or if they weren't ashore, they would have to wash clothes or something where they wouldn't have time to sit around and talk about the Training Station days. " Want a ride?" shouted a voice from a passing car. Want a ride. gosh, his feet were killing him. Here he had been thinking about the Navy aad he had forgotten all about thum­bing a ride. " Yes, sir," replied Char­les. There he was saying " sir", w: Jen he was through with the Navy. Well ihat haj been drilled into him, but wouItI soon wear off. After seating h'mself in the front seat beside the driver, the driver looked at him and seid, " Going far?" " Yes, quite a dis­tance," replied Charles. " I just re­ceived thirty days leave and I'm oil my way home." " Why are you hitch­hiking?" the driver asked. " Oh, I thought if I thumbed my way and took my time I would see more of the country, and this being summer, It wouldn't be bad traveling," Charles replied. The driver looked at him and then said, " Where is your home?" " I live in St. Louis, Mo." replied Charles. " Why, that's swell," replied the driver, " I'm on my way to St. Louis myself, and if you want to help drive, I'd be glad to give you a lift all the way." " Sure, I can drive, I used to . Qrive before I enlisted in the Navy," explained Charles. After three days traveling, they arrived in St. Louis. Charles left the driver at the foot of the Free Bridge. He only lived five blocks from the bridge, and it would only take him a few minutes to rush home and sur­prise his parents. He hadn't informed them that he was coming home home. He was really going to enjoy sur­prising them, but what could he say ( Continued on Page 3.) THE BLDE IBON" NET It's good to see Ensign Buaas and 2nd Lt. Pollock around again, after more than two months away at A. A. Gunnery School in the Portland. A Change of Heart ( Continued from Page 1.) Officer- of- the- Deck. He yells, " Mes · senger"; after reporting " Aye, Aje sir", off you go 0: 1 an errand. An unnecessary errand, just to ten the Executive Officer that the Captain 13 returning. No, no more Navy for this T, lan. He was a man, wasn't he? H(; should be, the Navy corsidered ; lim so, until he tried to buy b~ er' ashore, then he had to be twenty- one years old. He had fi'!: listed in the Navy at St. LOUIS, Mo., on 14 August, 1937. He, Charles Edward Moore had sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and to serve faithfully whatever orders the President of the United States issued. Charles had been sent to the U. S. Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Ill., for three months recruit training. At the Training Station it wasn't so bad, you didn't have so many officers to dodge. But after three months of training, off to sea you go. To go through that first day of reporting aboard ship for duty, it would take an army to make him do again. You have a couple of buddies that you have come through trainin~ with. As soon as you report on board, - E. C. S. -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication of the ship's com · pany of the U. S. S. Houston, Captain ' F: Cogswell, U. S. N., Commanding, and Com­mander A. R. Early, U. S. N., Executive Officer. Editor: . Ens. W. C. L~ dy Ass't Editor: Ens. F. B. Weiler Associate Editor: W. J. Bannen, Bkr3c Cartoonist W. C. Ridge Fie W. E. Hughes Seale Circulation M. A. Pipp, Ye03c Printer E. Essy, Sea 2c Contrib11tors this issue: W. L. Adams, Cox. E. C. Simmons, Seale E. Essy. Sca2c J. Matthews Sea2c R. B. Thompson, SK2c 2--------- . Granted Shipmate In our last issue a contributor who signed himself " A Shipm8. te" asked the BLUE BONNET to take a more active interest in athletics during this overhaul period. He further suggested \ an interdivisional baseball series. As far as we can see, his wishes have be­come fact. In evidence of our hearty agreement, the issue in which his let­ter appeared was more than a third devoted to sports. Page four in the fut. ure will continue to be exclusively a sports page. And granted was the second request of our contributor even before it appeared in print; the inter­divisional softball series, reported elsewhere in this paper. " Shipmate" is right. Competitio- a among divisions is a fine way to make the · advantages of athletics and vig­orous exercise available to the great­est number of men. We commend the off- eel's and men whose work has made the series a success, and wholeheart­edly urge that all hands take part. Going up It seems as if there are many new faces aboard ship. But no! Few men have reported for duty. It's the smiles of those who have advanced in rating. Advancement in rating to these men may mean many things. Maybe for the single man it will mean a longer liberty with more money to spend, or perhaps more money- saved. To the married man it means only one thing, a big help to his · family. Ad­vancement in rating is something that anyone can be proud of. It shows that he is moving up the ladder in­stead of standing still or falling. A man being advanced in rating is not o. lly helping himself, he is helping the Navy. He is proving to the Navy that he is working and trying hard to fill a higher billet, something the Navy expects from all men. To everyone of those men wearing another chev­1' 0: 1 or stripe on his sleeve, " CONGRATULATIONS" Carpenter L. E. Biechlin is the ar­tist to whom we're indebted for the har. dsome new Blue Bonnet head. With no desire to break tradition, the ed. tot's plan to alternate the new head and the old. Our sincere thanks to Carpenter Biechlin. The BLUE BONNET also takes pleasure in noting the recent acqui­sition of half- stripes by three Hou­sion officers. Both Lt. Gates, assistant Engineering Officer, and Lt. Norcross, l'aymast~ r, are now lieutenant- com­manJers; and Ensign Burkart, radio officer, is now lieutenant ( junior grade). The cigars have already been passed out, but belated con, gratula­Hons are extended nonetheless.