THE BLUE BONNET
Quite a few of the boys are wearing
new stripes lately. C. D. Morris
is now Corporal Morris. Also Nanny
Skagen and our battling Marine of
the 5th. Div., Tillman Bishop, went
on leave with their shoulders bent
from the weight of their new Chev-rons.
- The Marine Detachment has lost a
number of buddies through transfers.
Delozier, Bock, Knapp, Benedict,
Lurns, Hansen and Osgood. We're
" orry to ' see them go and wish them
a happy cruise during their next tour
of duty. -_........._-- RIGHT HA D SALUTE- TWO
WHEN YOU SEE A FELLOW
[ N THE U IFORM OF THE Army,
Navy or Marine Corps, who, upon
passing an officer, either salutes in
a hang- dog manned, or else pretends
to be too much occupied with something
else to salute at all, don't mistake
him for a real soldier or sailor,
He's just a person in uniform who
thinks he is something that he is not.
WHEN YOU SEE A FELLOW
IN UNIFORM who, upon passing
an officer, snaps his hand to his cap
and at the same time looks directly
at the officer with a " Good morning,
fellow soldier" manner, you may
put that fellow down as a real soldier
or saiior who respects the uniform
and respects himself.
IF YOU SEE A~ OFFICE RETURN
a salute in a lax or slurring
manner, you will make no mistake
in putting him down as one who has
~: ct to learn the business of an officer.
Our good and efficient officer considers
it a privilege , to answer in
kind the military greeting of a real
soldier or sailor.
THE SALUTE is as much a sign
of fellowship among fighting men as
it is a recognition of rank. Don't
ever forget that, and you'll begin to
see something mighty fine and human
in the snappy salute that passes between
( The following is clipped from the
Ar:- ny and Navy Register.)
Representative Sol Bloom, of New
York, in the House of Representatives
on May 27, said:
" A great deal of curiosity has been
aroused recently by the repeated use
of the expression ' fifth column' in the
press and over the radio. The way in
which it has been used has served to
give a good idea of its meaning, but
very few have known how the term
" In checking back it is found that
the expression ' fifth column' started
with Gen. Emilio Mola during the
recent civil war in Spain."
" During that war Gen. Mola was in
command of fJie atlOnalist roops
which were marching against Madrid.
When questioned about the disposition
of his troops he is said to have replied:
' We have four columns on the
march outside the city. In the city
we have a fifth column.'
" By the words ' in the city we have
a fifth column', he meant that within
h~ city he had people working and
L. o; ng practically the same thing that
tile bunds and other similar organ,~
ations have done in Czechoslovakia,
Austria, Poland, Denmark, Holland,
Eelgium and Luxemburg, and as they
are doing throughout the United
" Thus a new expression was born
and added to modern languages. It
has come to be associated with any
subversive or treacherous undercover
ovements made within a country
threatened with.. a. t. ack by enemy."
My life is neat and fairly clean
My regrets are few-
At the moment I can name
Only one or two.
The only thing that I deplore
Is that my sin is lacking in
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If you would a wise man be,
Five things observe with care:
Of whom you speak,
To whom you speak,
And why, and when, alld where.
JOE DOPE SAYS:
A bathing beauty who is really
beautiful is worth wading for.
bast night I held a hand,
So dainty and so sweet,
I thought my heart would surely burst
So wildly did it beat.
No other hand e'er held so tight,
Could greater gladness bring,
Than the lovely hand I held la t nite,
Four aces and a king!
" G •
When Admiral Jellicoe visited the
United States, the private car of
Charles M. Schwab was placed at his
disposal from Canada to New York.
Mr. Schwab met the train at Grand
Central Terminal, and found the distinguished
Englishman and Joe, the
colored servitor who had charge of
the car for years, kneeling on the
Door, playing craps. Joe had initiated
the Admiral into the mysteries of the
favorite game of his people, and had
won $ 40 from his enthusiastic acolyte.
During Marshal Foch's postwar
visit to America, he also was given
the use of the car; and the day before
the Commander- in- Chief of the Allied
forces was to set out Mr. Schwab
summoneo ; roe.
" I want you to remember one thing,
Joe," he said sternly. " I don't want
a repetition of what happened with
Admiral J ellicoe. Don't try to get
Marshal Foch into a game of crap ."
Joe pondered a moment, then conceded,
" I won't challenge him, Mr.
Schwab. But if he done challenge
me, I won't allow no one to sweep
me off my own front porch."
The emphasis has been misplaced.
It is not a question of, " Can you take
it?", but having taken it, can you
carry it away?