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Weiler, F. B., editor; Morrison, J., sports editor; Simmons, E. C., assistant editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 8, 1940-07-15 - Page 2. July 15, 1940. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1125/show/1122.

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Weiler, F. B., editor; Morrison, J., sports editor; Simmons, E. C., assistant editor. (July 15, 1940). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 8, 1940-07-15 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1125/show/1122

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 8, 1940-07-15
Creator (Local)
  • Weiler, F. B., editor
  • Morrison, J., sports editor
  • Simmons, E. C., assistant editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Tinkle, J. W., circulation
  • Razlaff, T. B., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • At Sea, Hawaiian Area
Date July 15, 1940
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 6
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 Page Two THE BLUE BONNET ,. I •• ..... Just to Let You Know! GOOD TO THE LAST DROP Inspection I've lathered the deck till I feel like a wreck I've scrubbed where the bulkheads were tar­nished From sunset to dawn till the last spot was gone I've polished and painted and varnished. The angle- iron gleams, the over- head beams While waiting for white gloves to tryout And lookit, you mu&, s, at the battle port Jugs So shiny they must knock your eye out. I cleaned and I chipped, not a square inch was skipped I got all the corners and niches The blowers I scrubbed, the bright work rubbed With a rag from an old pair of britches. And now that I'm through, there's nothing to do But to Oop in the depths of dejection. I worked to a shred and I wish I were dead For the Skipper called off his inspection I ..... ...... The Wind- scoop ... F. L. Macumber, CY, Captain's Offi­ce, recently interviewed on why he so eagerly desires to do another cruise in China, bewildered his listen­ers by saying, " Home Sweet Home­there is no place like home!" Dutch, CWT, " A" Division, heartily remarked that the ship needs a full­fledged chief as Chief Master- at- Arms and if there's any difficulty in finding a chief suitable for the job, he, at a moments notice, is ready to volunteer. Moose Winters, SF2c, is very much under the impression that since Sam­mie Ashcraft has been transferred, he, " Moosie," is senior SF2c., aboard ship. Of course he asks that we dis­regard time in rate and service, and think only of brains and brawn. Henry Nickel, BM2c, has posted the following notice: " From a Castle to a Park Bench, in three easy les­sons." Not only has he studied hard, but he knows from experience. " From the sail locker to the 1st division.' Boo, Y2c., Exec's Office, has placed back on the moon's perch his beauti­ful blonde, but from the flaming sun has received a gorgeous red head. We're not sure, but we're under the impression, if the permanent wave is caught in a rain storm, he won't be able to turn to the stars for another. A little hillbilly watched a man at a tourist camp making use of a comb and brush, a tooth brush, a nail file, and a whisk broom. " Gee, mister," he finally queried. " Are you always that much trouble to yourself?" A soldier went to his colonel and a ked for leave to go home to help his wife with her spring cleaning. " I don't like to refuse you," said the colonel, " but I've just received a letter from your wife saying that you are no use around the house." The soldier saluted and turned to go. At the door he stopped, turned and remarked: " Colonel, there are two persons in this regiment who handle the truth loosely, and I'm one of them. I'm not married." ..... Tell me about yourself- your trou­bles, your amb! lions, your telephone number. Let's take the first boat over and come right back on the next one! What do you say we go ashore for a hike and on the way stop by at the Club for just one beer? Famous Last Words ...... A radioman with calloused hands? A watertender who carries his own water? An electrician's mate walking around without a test lamp? A yeoman with dirt under his finger­nails? A signalman who didn't powder his nose before sending a semaphore message? A machinist's mate who changed his shoes before going on deck after a Field Day? A storekeeper who didn't want a working party to empty his waste paper cans? A boatswain's mate who was always pleasant? A shipfitter who was always in a hurry, but never got anywhere? A baker who said, " Sure, help your­self to the pie."? A ship's cook who said, " Sandwiches at ten o'clock, Sailor"? A carpenter's mate who was pleasant to a coxswain whose boat just had a stern torn off? A musician who cl'::~ dn't qualify as a boilermaker? A pharmacist's mate who didn't al­ways recomme: ld salts for all ail­ments? A printer who didn't have ink on his face and hands? A painter who didn't say, " Get a chit"? - Keystone. Did You Ever See F. B. Weiler Ens. J. Morrison E. C. Simmons, Y3c W. C. Ridge. MM2c J. W. Tinkle, Seale T. B. Razlai'f. Prtr3c Editor's Lament! Editor: Ens. Sports Editor: Assistant Editor: Cartoonist: Circulation: Printer: Published every two weeks by the ship's company of the USS HOUSTON, Captain J. B. Oldendorf, USN, Commanding, and Com­mander H. L. Grosskopf, USN, Executive Officer. Getting out this paper is no picnic. If I print jokes people say I'm silly: If I don't, they say I'm too serious. If I clip things from other papers, I'm too lazy to write myself; If I don't, I'm stuck on my own stuff. If I stick close to the job all day, I ought to be in the office, on the job. If I don't print contributions, I don't appreciate true genius; And if I do print them, the paper is full of junk. If I make a change in the other fellow's write- up, I'm critical; If I don't, I'm asleep. Now like as not some goy will say I swiped this from some other paper. I DlDl - Minneapolis North Star This little advertising slogan is only a 1) 10re modernistic version of the old proverb, " A thing worth doing is worth doing well". It is the slogan of men in all times and places who undertake a task only when they in­tend to finish it and finish it well. It is the earmark of a reputable man. It would be sort of nice, I'm thinking, if people would be able to say that of me some day when my cruise is over. But more satisfactory, if I myself knew that I had put heart and soul into the job. Regardless of what others said or thought, as long as I could convince myself that I'd done my very utmost, I could leave With squared shoulders and lifted eyes. You see, I'm a " short- timer," and that's why I'm thinking these things. And now, shipmates, here's a final tip: if a beautiful hula- maiden hap­pens to take a fancy to you, and says, " E hele haua! She means, " Let's go!" Please don't get your wires crossed and answer, " Hele aku oe!" or " Scram!" when all the time you mean: " Hiki no! Owai kou inoa?" which means, " Can do; what's your name?"