THE BLUE BONNET
All men who possibly can should
take advantage of the opportunity
to go to the rifle range while we are
still in the Yard. If you are a poor
shot this will be your chance to learn
to shoot correctly, or if you are , good,
then you can still improve your ability.
It takes an expert to hit a target
at 50 yards with a .45 service pistol.
Yet " Service Pistol" is just that. It's
your weapon and you should know
how to shoot it.
A swimming meat will be held at
the Rodman Club Pool on 5 October.
Gold medals await individual event
The Mare Island All- Service Softball
Championship for ships and
shore units' will be held starting 2
Oct. There'll be a Houston Team out
for the trophy.
A swimming meet will be held at
will be held on the Mare Island Golf
Course starting 28 September. Aspirants
will compete for two gold
medals and a bronze medal.
An elimination type singles and
doubles tournament will begin 27
September. Here, likewise, suitable
awards await at the end of the long
A motor ride has put a lot of poor
girls on their feet.
In business, as in baseball, yesterday's
hits won't win today's game.
About the severest loss any man
can sustain is the loss of opportunity.
16 Sept. 1 vs 4
17 2 vs 3
18 1 vs F
19 F vs C
20 1 vs 3
23 2 vs 4
24 3 V8 F
25 4 vs C
26 3 vs C
' j.!. 2 vs F
30 " 1 vs C
1 Oct. 3 vs 4
" .~ " 2 1 vs 2
3' 4 vs F
, ' 4'; .. ~ .":". 2 vs C
All baL! W!" are. urged to give their
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A se'ries of i~ ter- divisional softball
games h~ s been scheduled for the
purpose of providirig recreation for
all tho'se' who de'~ ire to participate.
A few games' have already been
played, but there are many more to
come. The schedule is as follows:
; ' LITTLE THINGS
, "' It's the little things that cause big
wars. Harry G. Nye, a very clever
business writer, puts it this way:
" It's the things that don't amount
to'a conHnental that amount to a
lot, My ' wife, ' was' working a crossword
puzzle. the" other night when
I came in,' and she said,' What's a
female sheep?' and I said, ' Ewe' and
that's how, a new war started.
You may tell a man that he over<:
harged YO)! $ 31l,~ 170.~. a bill of goods,
an'd he'll only la;~ gh; but tell him he
had six strokes instead of five on the
13th h~ i~, - and ' he will be sore at you
for life. People are just that queer,
including you and me. I know a man
who has the best store in town, but
I never go ne'ar him because his wife
once said that shl:! didn't understand
how my wife put up with me. I don't
myself; but, I don't like to have people
talk about · ' it. It's the little things
you say or do, OF, that other people
say or do, that count in the long run."
Christenson, F. 1c, of the B- Div.
was married in Reno Saturday the
7th.? At least that's the dope this
columnist picked up. Ship's company
again join in wishing this couple all
the happiness in the world.
Prentice, Sea. 1c of the roaring 4th.
Division is anticipating a blessed
event in his home? More power to
you both and co. n.. g. r. atulations!
What B. M. 2c is still trying to dig
up $ 20 so he can be married? We
hope he finds it.
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This column seems to be turning
into a marriage and birth statistics
"' 1' ..
That the ship's
barber was marr;
ed at 3 A. M.
Sunday, the 8th., in
The lucky young lady hails from
Santa Ana, Calif. and is the former
Miss Opal James. The crew wishes
them happiness and hopes that all of
their troubles are LITTLE ONES.
It seems that W. · C. Lantz of th~
Q. M. gang put in for an extension of
leave but, sad to say, was refused.
The gals back in the big town' of
Ostego, Oklahoma, must be good at
cooking corn pone, etc. or did he
really go over th. e. de. ep end this time.
This has not been corroborated, but
we have it on pretty good authority
that Fowers, F. 1c, is to be married
about the 15th of next month. He is
reported to have said, " She is a very
Mr. Sellers tells us that the men
are all doing fine in their qualification
and he hopes to have all nonswimmers
qualified before we leave
for the Asiatic Station. We hear
J. J. Racine is showing form that
may develop into a future champ
for the Houston.