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Weiler, F. B., editor; Mallory, F. F., assistant editor; Molitor, C. M., assistant editor; Morrison, J., sports editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1940-09-21 - Page 2. September 21, 1940. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1140/show/1137.

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Weiler, F. B., editor; Mallory, F. F., assistant editor; Molitor, C. M., assistant editor; Morrison, J., sports editor. (September 21, 1940). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1940-09-21 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1140/show/1137

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Weiler, F. B., editor; Mallory, F. F., assistant editor; Molitor, C. M., assistant editor; Morrison, J., sports editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1940-09-21 - Page 2, September 21, 1940, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1140/show/1137.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1940-09-21
Creator (Local)
  • Weiler, F. B., editor
  • Mallory, F. F., assistant editor
  • Molitor, C. M., assistant editor
  • Morrison, J., sports editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Tinkle, J. W., circulation
  • Irey, J. E., printer
  • Denson, J. E., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
Date September 21, 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
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 .... Exchange. Published every two weeks by the ship's company of V'e USS HOUSTON, Captain '\ I. B. Oldendorf. USN, Commanding, and Com­mander H. L. Grosskopf, USN, Executive Officer. In looking through some books the other day I ran into one of Elbert Hubbard's sayings that seemed to . it any man's job. " If you work for a man, in heaven's name, work for him. Stand by the institution which he represents. If you must villify, condemn and eternally discourage- why, then act like a man and resign." The members of an exclusive hunt club decided to hold a fox hunt, and all participants were instructed to bring only male dogs. However, one very influential member owned only a female dog and she was allowed to run with the pack. The day of the hunt the club mem­bers followed the dogs for nearly an hour and finally lost them completely. Coming across a farmer, one of them asked. " Did you see a fox and a bunch of dogs go past here?" " Yeah, said the farmer, " they went past here', about five minutes ago going that way." " They did," said the club member with interest, " how far ahead was the fox?" " Ahead?" said the farmer. " When t hey went by here the fox was in fifth place." DOGS G. r. e.. a. t. Lakes Bulletin. dividual is havin~ the chance to give and dare all for his principles, like the martyrs of old. However long time may be, one thing can never be alter­ed- I shall have lived and died an Englishman. Nothing else matters one jot nor can anything ever change it. You must not grieve for me, for, if you really believe in religion and all that it entails, that would be hipo­crisy. I have no fear of death; only a queer elation ... I would have it no other way. The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the meas­ure of his sacrifice. Weare sent to this world to acquire a personality and a character to take with us that can never be taken from us. Those who just eat and sleep, prosper and procreate, are no better than animals if all their lives they are at peace. I firmly and absolutely believe that evil things are sent into the world to try us; they are sent deliberately by our Creator to test our mettle because He knows what is good for us. The Bible is full of cases where the easy out has been discarded for moral principles. I count myself fortunate in that I have seen the whole country and known men of every calling. But with the final test of war I consider my character fully developed. Thus at my early age my earthly mission is al­ready fulfilled, and I am prepared to die with just one regret, and one only- that I could not devote myself to making your declining years more Happy by being with you; but you will live in peace and freedom, and I shall have directly contributed to that, so here again my life will not have been in vain. Your loving son, A AIRMAN TO HIS MOTHER Dearest Mother: Though I feel no premonition at all, events are moving rapidly, and I have instructed that this letter be forwarded to you should I fail to return from one of the raids which we shall shortly be called upon to undertake. You must hope on for a month, but at the end of that time you must accept the fact that I have handed my task over to the extremely capable hands of my comrades of the Royal Air Force, as so many splendid fellows have already done. First it will comfort you to know that my role in this war has been of the greatest importance. Our patrols far out over the North Sea have helped to keep the trade routes clear for our convoys and supply shins, and on one occasion our information was instrumental in saving the lives of the men in a crippled lighthouse re­lief ship. Though it will be difficult for you, you will disappoint me if you do not at least try to accept the facts dispassionately, for I shall have done my duty to the utmost of my ability. No man can do more, and no one calling himself a man could do less. I have always admired your amaz­ing courage in the face of continual setbacks; in the way you have given me as good an education and back­ground as anyone in the country; and always kept up appearances with­out ever losing faith in the future. My death would not mean that your struggle has been in vain. Far from it. It means that your sacrifice is as great as mine. Those who serve Eng­land must expect nothing from her; we debase ourselves if we regard our country as merely a place in which to eat and sleep. History resounds with illustrious names who have given all, yet their sacrifice has resulted in the British Empire, where there is a measure of peace, justice, and freedom for all, and where a higher standard of civil­ization has evolved, and is still evolv­ing, than anywhere else. But this is not only concerning our own land. Today we are faced with the greatest organized challenge to Christianity and civilization that the world has ever seen, and I count myself lucky and honored to be the right age and fully trained to throw my full weight into the sc; ale. For this I have you to thank. Yet there is more work for you to do. The home front will still have to stand united for years after the war is won. For all that can be said against it, I still maintain that this war is a very good thing; every in- Editor's Note: Our young men will read with keen appreciation the following copy of a letter written by a young British Royal Air Force pilot to his Mother and delivered to her when he was recently reported " Missing, believed killed." Ens. F. B. Weiler Ens. F. F. Mallory Ens. C. M. Molitor Ens. J. Morrison J. W. Tinkle. Seale J. E. lrey J. E. Denson ADVICE Sports Editor: Circulation: Printers : Things That Money Can't Buy The late George Horace Lorimer, for many years editor of " The Sat­urday Evening Post," once wrote the words: " It is a good thing to have money and the things that money can buy, but it is good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." The things that money can't buy Nould make a long list-- here are some of them: Money can't buy real friendship- ­friendship must be earned. Money can't buy a clear consci­ence- square dealing is the price tag. Money can't buy the glow of good health- right living is the secret. Money can't buy happiness- hap­piness is a mental attitude and one may be as happy in a cottage as in a mansion. Money can't buy sunsets, singing birds, and the music of the wind in the trees- these are free as the air we breathe. Money can't buy inward peace­peace is the result of a constructive philosophy of life. Money can't buy character-- char­acter is what we are when we are alone with ourselves in the dark. Continue the list yourself. You'll agree that among the things money can't buy are some life has to offer. It's a good thing to check up now and then to be sure we are not losing these things. Editor: Assistant Editor: