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The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1938-11-26
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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan, associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1938-11-26 - Page 4. November 26, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1195/show/1194.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan, associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (November 26, 1938). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1938-11-26 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1195/show/1194

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1938-11-26
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. I, No. 8, 1938-11-26
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan, associate editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Boris, John, circulation
  • Dillahunt, H. E., printer
  • Swiderski, S. J., printer
  • Schick, C. H., printer
  • Owen, D. W., printer
  • Rakowski, J. T., printer
  • Foltz, E. L., printer
  • Beckwith, R. L., printer
  • Surratt, R. W., printer
  • Hutchinson, B. E., printer
  • Elliott, J. E. Jr., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date November 26, 1938
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 11
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 Four THE BLUE BONNET EDGAR ALLEN POE Oft has it been forwarded that Poe was a chronic drunkard and wrote most of his beautiful poetry when intoxicated. The Raven, for example, is reputed to have been written on the top of a beer keg during his stay in the Universitty of Virginia. "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary," Here we have the author just after he has returned to his room from a debauch. He is fatigued ready to lie on his bed as is and call it a night. But — the little man with the hammer enters the scene. Notice! "While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping, at my chambor door." His poor muddled head and clouded vision sees queer images and conjures odd thoughts. "—And each seperate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor." A breeze comes through the window blowing the curtains just a little. Even such a small occurrance is man- nified to Gargantuan proportions and given an awful significance. "And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled me, Filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before." Finally he opens his chambor door and finds nothing, as was to be expected. But attaching some weird meaning to this unsurprizing discovery we find him having the delirium tremens. "—Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;'' Not being able to comprehend such a startling revelation after the chimerical fancies that were before his mind, slowly a Raven, "a ghastly grim and ancient Raven" took form and acted mostly strangely perching on the "bust of Pallas." Through this haze of dim perception and distraction of sight and thought ("Then, me- thought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer.") his actual condition slowly impressed itself upon his weakened understand- itself upon his weakeneed understanding and we have the Raven quoting "Nevermore" An attractive young widow from New York went to Florida on the. hunt for a man. After registering at a Palm Beach hotel, she sauntered out on the varanda and seated herself next to a very handsome young man. Her cough revealed a desire to become acquainted but the handsome chap ignored her. Finally a dainty whisk of linen dropped to the ground. "Oh, I've dropped my hankerchief," she murmured. The handsome youth turned a cold, unresponsive eye upon her. "Madam," he said, "my weakness is liquor." * * * » The day was cold, the hour was late but the editor's work all had to wait. With a nervous step he paced the floor and looked askance at the card he bore. Then suddenly, quickly, a timorous rap. With puzzled expression he answered the tap. It was a patron with face scared and wet: "I sent you a joke, did you get it yet?" The editor groaned as he looked at the card. "Not yet," he shrieked, "but I'm trying hard." I0JU12J tidious taste than a man, is fond of natural castor oil, but refuses to swallow some patent medicines. An argument to the effect that fuel oil should be termed "liquid coal" is contained in a current paper prepared by a member of the American Heating Institute on the subject of "Coal and Oil, Their Relationship." According to the paper, oil burning improperly throws off approximately the same sulpheric gas as is emitted from stacks where coal is used. That during the depression fewer persons have died of stomach diseases and allied diseases than during the boom years. The explanation being that the intake of food in the case of hundreds of thousands of persons has been reduced and that this reduction of food has prolonged life. That it requires the cunning of a Fox, the speed of a Dolphin and the anticipation of a Badger to be first at your own magazine in the C.P.O. mail box. That a Dolphin will go 70 and is conceded to be the speed demon of the deep. That on subscriptions 29 major magazines lost $982,000 in 1937 according to Publishers' Review; that some five cent magazines cost as much as 18 cents each to produce ? That the deficit caused by subscriptions is made up through advertising; that the 29 magazines referred to have earned a profit of more than $5,800,023 during the year. Think this over the next time you are interested in a magazine at the soda fountain. That deadly explosives can be concocted by using a combination of sugar and a few other ingredients considered harmless within themselves? That lumbermen often use a sugar explosive to crack open huge logs in the state of Maine and in the Great Northwest. The National Geographic Society has learned that Mexico is richer than most countries—in natural resources. A short antenna leading out of the window into a crock of water, brings in stations, in many cases, better than high and long aerials costing several dollars? Experiments are on hand in radio laboratories to develope a "wet antenna that will be more sensative, more powerful and filter static''. In the experiments a glass tube is util" ized. This tube approximates the size of a quart fruit jar in diameter and is only twenty five feet in length. Only one wire from the broadcasting set contacts the water in the trough. The intensified broadcast takes the air from the water, presumably via the perforated top side of the tubing. Castor oil isn't such awful stuff. It seems to be because we have, from babyhood, had a complex built up around the medicine, according to recent medical reports, pointing out that humans are threatened and punished from infancy with it. A fawn, said to have a wiser and more fas-