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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange and re-write. The Blue Bonnet, Vol .3, No. 31, 1936-08-15 - Page 2. August 15, 1936. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1215/show/1212.

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange and re-write. (August 15, 1936). The Blue Bonnet, Vol .3, No. 31, 1936-08-15 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1215/show/1212

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Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; O'Brien, R. W., associate editor; Osborne, W. H., exchange and re-write, The Blue Bonnet, Vol .3, No. 31, 1936-08-15 - Page 2, August 15, 1936, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1215/show/1212.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol .3, No. 31, 1936-08-15
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. III, No. XXXI, 1936-08-15
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  • Mackenzie, C. J., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • O'Brien, R. W., associate editor
  • Osborne, W. H., exchange and re-write
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy
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  • San Francisco, California
Date August 15, 1936
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Transcript Page Two. THE BLUE BONNET —: THE BLUE BONNET :— PORTLAND PISTOL MATCHES BRIDGES A weekly publication, published by the ship's company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Captain G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commanding and Commander P. K. Robottom, U. S. N. Executive Officer. EDITOR, Ensign C. J. Mackenzie Ass't. Editor:— R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Associate Editor:— R. W. O'Brien, BMlc Exchange & Re-Write:— W. H. Osborne, Y3c 15 AUGUST, 1936 * * • NAVY MOTHERS' CLUB That splendid organization, known as the Navy Mothers' Club of America and founded in 1930, has just held it's third annual convention in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Nellie Evans of Portland, Oregon, was chosen as National Commander succeeding Mrs. Emma Jones, who founded the first club in Harlingen, Texas. From this nucleus a national organization was started in 1933 which today numbers over thirty separate clubs with almost 600 active members. At the speed the movement is progressing it would not surprise us if this is increased to over fifty clubs with over 1000 members before the next convention opens, June 17, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. NEW SHIPMATES We wish to welcome the following draft aboard from U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois: Broughton, Ellis Jr. AS 1 Burch, Roland Woodrow, AS 1 Budimlya, Eli, AS 1 Clarkston, Frederick, AS 4 Dalton, John Joseph, AS 1 Driskell, Donald Wilson, AS 4 Egelski, Peter, AS 1 Engle, Horace William AS 4 French, Howard Herman, AS 1 Hardesty, Robert Marshall, AS 2 Koenig, Kennith Oliver, AS 2 McMenamin, Robert William, AS .... 3 Morgan, Charles Herman, AS 3 Bold, Ivan Orsey, AS 3 Rothe, Willis Bruce, AS 4 Rybinsky, Paul, AS F Schuler, Max Theodore, AS 4 From U. S. Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Va:— Evans, John Emphrey, Matt3c. S Fields, Douglas Fred, Matt3c S From Navy Yard, Washington, D. C:— Hackman, Milton John, RMlc G During our stay in Portland, our rifle and pistol team got in some good practice sessions and participated in one match. The Seattle Police Pistol Team regained some of their prestige, lost to the Navy Sharpshooters in the Journal Trophy Match, by taking the Portland match with a score of 1185. Other teams in the match placed in the following order: CruDiv 5, 1136, U. S. S. CHESTER 1131, U. S. S. HOUSTON 1123, Organized Reserves 1096, U. S. S. DETROIT 1076, Portland Police 690. ChGunner Condit and Cpl. Arminger were members of the Cru Div 5 team and were tied for high score on the team, each shooting a neat 238. A rifle match was fired with the Portland Rifle Club and this match was taken by the CruDiv 5 Rifle team by a score of 894 to 892. A few of the matches participated in were: 82nd. Brigade Cup Match, won by CruDiv 5 team, Wimbledon Match, Rapid Fire Match and 600 yard match. The last three were rifle matches. "TABOGA BILL" HARPOONED "Taboga Bill" was a well-known shark inhabiting the waters around Taboga Island, Panama, for several years. He was bountifully rationed by all ships who knew him. Upon approaching Taboga Island, men would usually keep a sharp lookout for "Taboga Bill" and renew old acquaintances. Some time ago, a motor launch from the USS Tulsa, trolling off Taboga, saw an enormous shark asleep on the surface of the water. The boat's crew harpooned the shark, landing him after nearly an all day battle, and found that he had towed them a considerable distance from Taboga toward Perlas Islands. Upon their return to the ship, they found they had bagged "Taboga Bill." Hoisted on a boat davit, he was found to be 27 feet, 1 inch long and weighed about (estimate) 5000 pounds. TRY THIS ON YOUR PIANO Sue Swisher's sharp sister sold some soft, short, surf shirts Sue sewed for sailor's short shore suits to some short, shirtless sailors seeking soft, short, surf shirts for sailors' short shore suits.—A. J. Yoder. A way back in our grandfather's day a few impractical, visionary San Franciscans cherished a preposterous dream. They even risked their reputation for sanity. Some day they declared, a bridge would span the water of their beloved bay, and they would drive their carriages and wagons north or east from San Francisco without the use of ferry boats. The 60 or 70 year old dream is about to come true. Two bridges are under construction and early in 1937 San Francisco will no longer be water bound on three sides. These two projects prove that it is never safe to say "It can't be done". Something more. Since the bay is, as the scoffers said, four or five miles wide, and the Golden Gate is at least a mile across, each of these projects is bigger than any bridge ever before attempted. Just a few years ago, many officers and men of the Battle Force took a prominent part in the ground breaking ceremonies for the Golden Gate bridge on 26 Feb. 1933. The following comparasions will give you an idea of the size of these two bridges now under construction. San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge Length of main structure 22720 feet Max. height of towers above water ... 506 feet Max. depth of piers below water .... 235 feet The Golden Gate Bridge Length of main structure 8940 feet Height of towers above water 746 feet Depth of pier below water, approx 100 feet Firth of Forth Bridge—Scotland Length of main structure, approx 8300 feet Height of towers above water approx...360 feet Depth of piers below water, approx 80 feet Geo. Washington Bridge—New York Length of main structure 5600 feet Height of towers above water 595 feet Depth of pier below water 76 feet Brooklyn Bridge—New York Length of Main structure 3470 feet Height of towers above water 273 feet Depth of pier below water 45 feet Did you know that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will cost more than ten dollars per person in California. Not including approaches, it is nearly three times as long as the present longest bridge in the world, The Firth of Forth Bridge in Scotland.