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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 3. 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/1123.

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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 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1125/show/1123

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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)
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • 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
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Transcript THE BLUE BONNET Little Ocko Says- Editor's Note: W. J. Bannen, Bkr3c, who was transferred several weeks ago, left a final contribution of the " Little Ock"" column that he long and faithfully wrote for the Blue Bonnet. Holding it over while two uspecial issues" were published should not detract any from its interest to the many uold- timers"- who will enjoy reminiscing with " Little Ocko" about those who have come and gone in the Rambler. This will probably be the laFt I shall write for the Blue Bonnpi and in a way it is intended as a farewell to all my shipmates and friend!' ill the old Rambler. In this last column let's polish our memories a bit. It is often well to re­call a few shipmat2s' faces and names, and in so doing remember Sf ne of the happy and ple~ sant times we knew. Let's see; a prayer may be said for hat good fellow who has gone to his reward: Adam Hall, MM1c, who did so much to make this paper a real organ of contentment among the Rambler's men, died in an auto acci­dent in Kentucky about two and Ii half years ago. He was a credit to his ship and the Service, well liked and respect­ed by all who knew him. In a lighter vein, S. . ( Big Red) Lewis is now a 1 p. c. machinist's mate in China; Steve Sivak, SK1c, another old Blue Bonnet man, is on shore duty at the Training Station, San Diego, Cal.; Knecklow, MM2c, is in a pig boat in China; C. B. Webb, Bkr1c. is at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., as are Lt. Comdr. R. E. Snedaker, ( SC), l\ 1cNesby, ACOM, and several other ex- Ramblers. George Herrick, CWT, for several years CPO mess caterer, was at the Naval Hospital, San Diego, when I last saw him, and Shepard, CSK, was on duty at the Training Station. We saw Abbott, C M M, several times, as he is in the Vestal, and fat as can be. Shanny O'Neill, ex- foc's'le lad, left for new construct­ion about a year ago, and almost three years ago Dainwood, SIc, left our second division for Asiatic and is now in the Augusta. Tom Brown, Frenchy Godaire, T. C. Ryan and many others are in new six- inch cruisers, and happy they seem to be. Shivel, the little cox'n of the first division is now bos'n's mate first in the Che tel'. " Lewie the Looper" Lewis, CBM, and a grand fellow, is in the New Orleans. Buck Weaver, CGM, is in the Ten- More Ab<> ut Tennis Teum ( C Jntinued from Page 1) fightin. · spirit of the Houston team. For th .1rst time, the matches went . nto e~ · tra games, and the Rambler reprc,; entatives defeated the previous­ly uT. bea'en Memphis club by three J~: atches to two. Meyer won from the singles champ­ion of San Diego, Van Borgen, 6- 2, 6- 3. Berueffy lost 6- 1, 8- 6. Moffit won 7- 5, 6- 4. Raqueteer Moffit just recently took up the game, but has yet to lose a match. Congratulations- and keep it up! Case and Meyer defeated their op­ponents 6- 2, 8- 6. Tufteland and Moffit lost a couple of bitterly contested sets to the heart­breaking tune of 7- 5, and 12- 10. Fifth on the list was the Dobbin team, defeated three matches to one. Extra tilts in the singles brackets made it necessary to cut out one of nessee. " Goose" Gossage and Bert Ellstrom, watertenders, are in the Yorktown, and John P. Sharp, TC1c, is in a new light cruiser. Gone? Ye , but not in our memories, and these are only a few. Here are some from up forward: Lt.( jg) Long, Asiatic Station; Ens. J. P. M. Johnston, same place; Ens. Ely to Flight School and gone(?), Chief Pay Clerk R. C. Ball in the Dobbin; Captain Guy Baker at Washington, D. C.; Captain Walter Woodson, now Rea I' A d­miral, Judge Advocate General, Wash. ington, D. C.; what grand people they were. Commander Robottom was in Seattle the last I knew of him. Chief Machinist A. B. Clapp went to Coco Solo Naval Air Station. Lt. Comdr. Farrar went to skipper a can, where he is now I know not. Let us not forget to say a word for Captain Francis Cogswell, ad­mired, loved, and respected, who died la t year. He, too, goes on our list of those good officers and men we have known the past few years. But what of those who are still in the Houston? A. J. Arsenault, EM1c, our boxing coach, who has brought us some of the finest boxing fighters in history; " Curly" Standafer, WT2c, our head barber, who has run our barber shop since most of us can remember; Caw­thorn, WT1c, who was a machinist's mate. They are the only Plankowners Page Three the doubles plays. In number one post, Meyer defeated Worthington 6- 1, 6- 3. . ext, Bean of the Dobbin nosed out Moffit in three bitterly contested sets 10- 8, 5- 7, 8- 6. Tufteland, playing in number three singles position, added another feather to his cap by defeat­.: 1g Rutherford 4- 6, 6- 2, 6- 3. In the only doubles match played, Sergeant Ca e and " Curly" Meyer easily swamped Spradley and Masters of the Dobbin, winning both sets 6- 0, 6- 0. Who's next? e · I •• Time and tide wait for no man­aile samee liber. ty.. b. oat. At the end of an examination, the supervising officer gathered up all papers. Among them he discovered one sheet which, instead of figures, bore merely a crude drawing of a tombstone on which had been written: " Sacred to the memory which al­ways deserts me on occasions like this." left on the Good Ole Houston. They came on here as part of a crew, all strangers to one another, and now, ten years later, they are still on the Gen­eral Muster Roll. ( Ed. Note: Caw­thorn is the only one left; the others having been transferred in the past few weeks.) Among other oldtimers are L. R. Johnston, SF2c, our tailor; Henry ickel, BM2c, our sailmaker, R. L. Leslie, FIe, our laundryman; Shanks, MM1c, evaporators; St. Marie, CWT, chief oil king; Wellbourn, BM1c, wrestling coach and ex- chief MAA. Jim K. Wallace, CGM, is an old China sailor from the days when the Hou­ston sailed the Yangtze, and so is my good friend, H. E. Freeman, GMlc in charge of the armory. Willie Fish, EMIe, and We terfield, EM1c, have also been here a right good while. There are countless others. Among them we number one who is lucky to be with us. After almost ten months in the Bremerton Hospital, Nicoletti, MMlc, i back aboard and at his old job in the machine shop. Stop once in awhile and think of these fellows, shipmates all, who are or have been here; think also some­time of Little Ocko, and wish him well, as he does you, each and every one. o long, Good Luck, as usual, Little Ocko.