THE BLUE BONNET
Howdy Folks! Here's Mister Chatterbox comin' right at ya' with another one of our prattle fests. Before
Old Adam gallops across your sensitive sensibilities with the weekly batch
of grandiose garrulity, vague verbosity and urbane utterances, may he
pause for just a moment and in all
sincerity wish his listeners much joy
and happiness at Eastertime.
The Gong for Adam! The "Meir"
who received unwelcome publicity last
week is really Weir of the "2nd" and
he's been at it again: Sunday afternoon found him on an uncharted bilge
exploration because a fair damsel
came aboard unexpectedly. An orchid
to McNiel for resciung the lady in
distress. Tuesday, someone sent the
same Weir a fake telegram. Imagine
his chargin when upon arriving at the
dock, breathless but spic and span,
there was no lady to greet him.
Scoop! Longtime G.G. Club member goes astray For some reason,
Osborne, Nav Yeoman, decided to
Prove to all and sundry that he wears
the male attire in his family. Using
one of the Pike's better known rendezvous, "The Keg", as a proving
ground, he did himself proud as an
imbiber, then sauntered??? home
to the other half. Bravo fellow! Well
Proven .... but we wonder if the seas
oi matrimony became too stormy for
Unusual, Unusual Weather .... Or
Was It?? Will all native sons, in-
eluding the "Third's" Fantail booster,
Til "arrison> explain the rattling
*°od Hail Storm on the second day
"spring. No evasions accepted....
6 Want fact* and plenty of them.
Have a Giggle: A St Pat's Day
card in a bright green envelope came
to a Houstonite who's name is
it?!! I can't spell it!!! That ought
to make the dear old Saint turn over
in his grave.
Flash! The Long Beach Press Telegram is our authority for this news
item: Captain George N. Barker has
been ordered to command U.S.S. Houston. Date of arrival not known. We
are sorry to see Captain Baker leave
and he may be sure this is the sincere expression of the entire ship's
Rumor-Rumor-Who's Got a Rumor?
Just about everybody had one this
week. "The ship is to leave the Repair Ship Monday." ... "We're going
to Bremerton next week." ... "We're
going East." .. . "The ship won't go on
the Cruise." These and many more
flew thick and fast, seemingly on good
authority and especially the first one.
(Someone overheard the Captain say
so!) Perhaps so, but, he wasn't talking
about the ship; he referred to his
family leaving for the East.
Bazooka Backer: Starkie, Shipfitter
second class, insists there's plenty of
music in the instrument made famous
by the Squire of the Ozarks. To prove
it he's manufactured one and expects
to master the darned thing in no time.
After experimentation, this stillson
wrench maestro decides the bazooka
can stand improvement; he plans one
patterned after "the music goes down
and around" type of horn. Perhaps
Bob Burns should look to his laurels.
That Reminds Me: The same Gentleman from Arkansas sez: "After
seein' some of the new Easter hats
the wimmin are wearin'. I thing it's
time for Queen Mary to laugh!"...
Question: A reader poses this one:
"Does anyone care to know what a
Rope Yarn Sunday means in the
"Thirsty Third?" Answer: Turn to!
and more turn to!
Hiss Horse Opera: The stay-aboards
had fun aplenty t'other evening. If
the director and producer of that
rootin' tootin' drammer of the stagecoach days, "California Mail," could
have heard the boisterous reaction on
this ship there would be fewer of the
fiimsy type of Western pictures. Boos,
hissing, catcalls and derisive laughter
greeted nearly every scene ... Maybe
we're wrong tho ... Perhaps it was
meant to be comedy.
Popular Frankster: When a man
liberty bent is detained against his
will, things begin to happen. If the inside of one of the catapult towers
looks like something had exploded violently, it's because Sheriff "Tiny"
Rimmer locked up Rosenkrans of the
"Flying Fools" just a little while before departure of the early shore
boats. He made more noise than a
Missouri mule in a sheet iron barn.
Brief Brevities: Jimmy Franklin,
while passing thru Dallas, Texas, recently, was royally entertained by the
local Navy Girls' Club ... They have
thirteen pretty members—what a
time he must have had! ... The "Rover Boys" Vizard and Latour have
plenty of Houston company in their
perennial rendezvous at the Majestic.
All that's needed now is someone to
sound "Quarters" and muster all
hands... A new edition to the Sick
Bay personnel was seen flaunting a
brand-new crow and hash mark in
the same Ballroom ... You have to
put up with four years of tough sledding to rate one of those "bean bars,"
buddy ... Robinson, Watertendei-'
told a handsome brunette in the Rest-
well Cafe that he would personally
bring her a seal skin coat from Alaska... So that's where we're going!
If you wonder about the sudden appearance of so many healthy coats of
tan ... There's a group of the lads
who soak up sunshine on the Boat
Deck every noon hour and other odd
times ... Good old California sunshine
when it shines! . . . Weir stumbles into
the spotlight again: He passed up the
Houston on the shore boat and landed on the Nevada, disgruntled, disgraced and dumb founded! .. .Our
Mister House declared that the quintuplet picture, "Reunion" was no proper cinema fare for rough sailors . ..
But... He was there, and sat thru to
the bitter end, impatiently, we imagine... Picture this: McClure and
Rabyk, s o m e t i me "Steve Brody,"
marching down the Pike full of masculine independence, refusing to give
two good-looking girlies the least bit
of a tumble ... Why ? ... Maybe they
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