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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. 6, No. 12, 1938-06-27 - Page 1. June 27, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1225/show/1221.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan, associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (June 27, 1938). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 6, No. 12, 1938-06-27 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1225/show/1221

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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. 6, No. 12, 1938-06-27 - Page 1, June 27, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed May 14, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1225/show/1221.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 6, No. 12, 1938-06-27
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. VI, No. 12, 1938-06-27
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
  • Beckwith, R. L., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
Date June 27, 1938
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • 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 Volume VI, Number 12. Mare Island Navy Yard 27 June, 1938. Houston Tops Quincy In Smoker u 'AST Friday night at the 'Y' the Houston wrestlers won over the Quincy grapplers by taking two bouts to their one; the other contesting bout turning into a draw. The only Quincy entrant in boxing fought a draw with Martin of the 1st division. Wrestling Houston Houston Harvey vs Chick Exhibition Houston Quincy Arthur vs Arthu Bartolucci r won by decision. Davis vs Langevin Langevin won by decision. Fordemwalt vs Baronowski Fordemwalt won by a fall. Henry VS Relac Draw. Houston Boxing Houston Mahl VS Perry Exhibition Adams VS Bishop Exhibition Houston Quincy Martin VS Sullivan Draw. Between bouts in wrestling the Lodena Edgecombe School for Dance entertained all hands with some plain and fancy dancing. Although the Quincy did not provide the number of contestants desired to make a well rounded meet, everyone enjoyed the wrestling and fights. We may have another smoker while in the yard. Big Berthas Shelled Paris How the Big Berthas were constructed .... Ti HE MAMMOTH rifled cannon with which the Germans bombarded Paris in 1918 from a distance of more than 75 miles were called Big Berthas in allusion to Bertha Krupp in whose factory they were made. Although all these long range guns and drawings of them were destroyed before the Allies entered German after the armistice, there is not so much mystery about their construction. Before the war closed, British, French and Italians were having guns of this type constructed. Their range depended on the following: If a projectile is fired high enough it will travel the greater part of its horizontal distance through the thin upper atmosphere and its range will thus be greatly increased. In order to do this, the Big Berthas were fired at an angle of 55 degrees to the horizon and the shells attained a height of 25 miles. These guns, some of which were one hundred and twenty six feet long, weighed approximately one hundred and fifty tons each. All shells that fell in the City of Paris exploded and so no complete shells were ever recovered. Some of these guns were made by retubing 15 inch naval guns, lengthening the bore and reducing the diameter. These guns were of about six to eight inches in diameter. Owing to the extra large charge of powder, probably about 600 to 700 pounds, the guns eroded rapidly and soon lost their accuracy. (Continued on Page 4.) Mat and Ring Teams Going to Town Ti HE EDITOR catches me mugging Morpheus behind one of the presses in the Print Shop, and he says to me, "So that's where you are! Here," he says, "we need some more dope for the paper, go find out what you can about the Boxers and Wrestlers." So not being in an argumental mood, and him being bigger than me anyway, I slides over to the Navy "Y" to get a gander at these grunt and groaners doing their stuff. I'm looking for Wellbourn, the coach, and following directions I finally spots him hiding behind a shot of twisted rope the Cubans call cigars. I struts over and gives him the lowdown on why I'm there. After he hears my troubles he throws out one of his chubby arms in the direction of the mat where some 15 lads are grunting their knowledge. "There you are," he says, "the finest bunch of grapplers I've had under my wing in a long time," and he starts clucking like a hen having done her duty. I glances over and spots Chick, All Navy Bantamweight, in the melee. He's bundled up like a South Sea Islander in the Arctics. "Sweating off excess galley muscles" says Well- bourn. Beside him Butler, ex- Asiatic Champ, is doing his bit. He keeps pulling tricks out of the bag until his opponents think the whole squad is in the match. (Continued on Page 2.)