THE BLUE BONNET
Say, this here layin' alongside tha
repair boat may be great guns to some
but she sure puts tha crimp in a body
makin' tha beach. In tha old stamp-
in' water one could get tha urge and
be ashore all fresh as a daisy, but
now when a body gets tha hankerin'
to stretch his legs on tha soil, tha
feelin' is battered from his soul and
body on tha way in.
Puts me in mind o' how strong
an urge can really be. My brother
Norval went to sleep one night, a
feelin' a gnawin' in his vitals and tha
urge to eat great quantities o' victuals. Ma cut his rations short for
supper (corn meal mush and milk)
and held him to a kettleful o' mush
with two gallons o' milk. He started
a havin' dreams o' food, but tha cold
ate inta tha marrow o' his bones,
and he awoke to find the top covers
and half tha mattress gone. Pa alius
said there's more stomach to him
than a penful o' fattenin' barrows.
So Easter is- about to break tha
shell o' hidden obscurity. Females bedecked with fine raimet and puddin'
bowl bonnets will be a struttin' their
stuff on tha avenues, and the males
will be a slitherin' by their sides;
maybe their old suits will be a bearin'
the shine o' tha pressin' iron and maybe they'll be a wearin' their old hat
with a new crease. Anyway, says I,
'tis a heap different from tha birds
and foul. Tha male does tha struttin'
there. But as Pa says, females is a
necessary evil. Allah, give me sin.
So, Sal you say you told clumsy,
blubberin' hayseed, Felix Jackson, tha
lowdown about what I was a goin' to
do his frame if he dinna turn his feet
from your doorstep. Just tell him
confidential like that Gus is got the
whole United States Navy back o'
him. They'll be a comin' up there at
my yell, and wipe Felix with his
whole forty acres and cesspool right
off this here earth. Ain't that some-
Though we be rocked in tha cradle
o' tha deep and breathe pure sea air
(when tna wind's not a bio win' tha
graveyard o' fish smell from Pedro)
we can stick out our upper lips at
times and make tha cursed feel we're
tha spawn o' tha devil.
So to you this time I say awe reservoir, whicn means in trench I'm
a ciosin' tha hatch.
CAMERAS TO BE PERMITTED
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of station tnis mignt prove inconvenient. Suppose the agent says, "Oh!
That's just a formality we have in all
our contracts. We don't enforce that a-
gainst men in the service". Don't be a
sucker. Tell him to get his "Head
Office" to modify the contract before
it's completed, or no sale. If he won't
change, you'd better pass up the deal.
If he says he'll change it, see if the
contract denies him such authority. Be
assured that if he insists that the
plain written terms of the contract are
not binding, he is lacking either in
scruples or intelligence. You may
know of numerous cases in which such
contracts were not enforced because
it suited the company, but that does
not deny their rights to enforce them
if they decide to do so.
Suppose you fall behind in your
payments each month for several
months during which the seller makes
no complaints then one day you go
ashore and the wife says, "Oh! What
do you think? The man from the
Guaranteed Gadget Sales Company
came out today and took our gadget and says we'll have to pay to
have it overhauled and we don't get
any refund on the money we already
paid them." Unfortunately that will
quite possibly be just about the size
of things. You will very likely find
that the sales contract permits the
seller to waive a delinquency and then
suddenly clamp down. Is it fair? It
certainly is if it's in the written agreement. Is it fair for the agent to mislead you? Well, ask yourself if
you were fair to yourself and your
family when you signed a contract
without reading it.
If you can't understand the terms
proposed, ask advice of a disinterested person such as your division
officer. No purchase is apt to be so
According to Fleet Memorandum
No. 3M-37, the Commander-in-Chief
has recommended to the Navy Department that the following be incorporated in a revision of General
Order 35 soon to be promulgated to
the service: "Cameras are permitted
to naval personnel on board naval
ships for taking pictures ashore."
Before departure of the Fleet on
Fleet Problem XVIII the Commanding Officer will issue an order governing the disposition and use of cameras
aboard ship. Until this order is published the present restriction, prohibiting cameras aboard ship is to remain
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were full of something else ... Wade,
the gull-gunning Boilermaker, reports
that this nine-shot compressed air
pistol is on its way and he intends
making a serious business of teasing
innocent sea birds ... For shame! ...
McCarty, is among those bitten by
the liberty bug, and after all these
months of seclusion! ... Is she pretty,
It's time to bring our little broadcast to an end. Au revoir, friends.
Don't forget the boos and bouquets
are welcome. Thanks for tuning in . ..
The barber shop patron had settled back comfortably in the chair.
The barber was applying the brush
with generous gobs of nice, fluffy lather. The door to the shop opened and
a small boy stuck his head in and
"Your house is on fire, Mr. George-
The customer leaped from the
chair, dashed out the door and madly
up the street for about three blocks,
when he came to a sudden stop and
"What the devil am I running for,
my name isn't Georgewink!"
important that it can't wait while
you get advice on it. And remember
that the agent is working for the selling company, not for you, the purchaser. Don't think they'll be afraid
to lose sales by enforcing their legal
contract rights. They do just that