THE BLUE BONNET
—: THE BLUE BONNET :—
A weekly publication* published by the ship's
company of the U. S. 8. HOUSTON. Captain G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commanding
and Commander P. K. Robottom, U.S.N.
Ensign C. J. Mackenzie, Editor.
Asst. Editor, R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk
Associate Editor R.W.O'Brien, BMlc.
Exchange Editor W. H. Osborne Y3c.
Composing Editor J. Boris, S2c.
R. V. Hill, S. K.3c. Jack Holt, Sic.
H.W. Webster, SGT. J.M. Merrill SM3c
S. D. Standafer, Sealc.
PRINTER, G.W.Baker, Sea2c.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1935
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NAVAL ACADEMY FOOTBALL
In the 1935 Football season, Navy-
faces a more difficult schedule than
last year in addition to losing most
of her '34 key players.
In the backfield Clarke and Borries
have graduated. Last year the whole
attack was centered around these
men. In the line the three number one
tackles Cutter, Lambert and Baird
have also been lost by graduation in
addition to the first-string ends, Man-
dulkorn and Mini. The guards, Burns
and Schacht, have also joined the
Fleet as has "Holy" Lee, quarterback.
With a loss of 13 lettermen the prospects do not look so bright. The final
outcome will depend upon the improvement of last years A and B
squads and last years strong Plebe
The center of the line seems to be
stronger than it has been for years.
The tackle position is questionable;
and there seems to be plenty of promising material somewhat heavier than
last year, for the end positions. Two
of last years first string backs are
left with goodly number of promising
candidates of experience to fill in the
other positions. More backs will undoubtedly see astion this season than
have for several years.
The lack of experience and unknown
qualities of players in most of the
key positions will make Navy a mystery team until proven. Your correspondent still says they can and will
What this years team lacks in experienced players it has in coaches,
Head Coach, Lt. (jg) "Tommy'' Ha
milton, N.A.Class of '27, gained fame
as coach of the West Coast Navy team
of a few years ago. He is ably assisted by such men as "Rip" Miller,
head coach of the academy team '31-
'33. John Wilson; Frank Foster; Lt.
(jg) "Pug" Huges; Lt. (jg) "Moon"
Chappie; Lt. (jg) John Cross and Lt.
(jg) J. W. Byng. All these men
have been outstanding players in their
day and probably represent one of the
most capable coaching staffs in football.
28 September—William and Mary
College, 2:30 p. m., at Annapolis.
5 October—Mercer University, 2:30
p. m., at Annapolis.
10 October—University of Virginia,
2:30 p. m., at Annapolis. (90th.
19 October—Yale University, 2 p. m.,
at New Haven. (Parade of Midshipmen precedes game).
26 October—University of Notre
Dame, 2 p. m., at Baltimore. (Parade of Midshipmen precedes
2 November—Princeton University,
2 p. m., at Princeton. (Parade of
Midshipmen precedes game).
9 November—University of Pennsylvania, 2 p. m., at Philadelphia.
(Parade of Midshipmen precedes
1G November—U. S. Military Academy, 1:30 p. m., at Philadelphia.
(Parade of Midshipmen and
Cadets precedes game.)
BROADCAST OF GAMES, TO
Commencing on 28 September and
continuing each Saturday through 16
November, a radio bulletin of approximately 100 words describing the varsity football game will be sent to the
For the Army-Navy game, a radio
bulletin containing a play-by-play account will be sent.
Thursday the HOUSTON divers got
in their diving time. Dives were made
by six men including Svenberg, Dot-
terer, Elliot, McFadden, Starkey, Ens.
Hilger and Ens. Makenzie.
For the information of men who are
interested in good reading material
but have a difficulty in selecting a
b^ok, it has been suggested that a
brief description of two books be given
each week in the Blue Bonnet. Accordingly, the librarian will attempt to
review two books each week and we
shall call these books, "Books of the
This week our "Books of the Week"
are, "Passengers to Pekin", by J. Van
Dyke, and "Brothers in the West" by
Robert Reynolds. "Passengers to Pekin" is a romance of the far east. The
story of a young English girl, sailing
up the Chinese coast from Shanghai
to Pekin to marry a man she had not
seen for 3 years. The exotic romance
of the Orient, and the many trials incident to her trip and happiness with
her lover, together with the intense
drama of this romance makes this
book well worth reading.
"Brothers in the West" is a tale of
the West as it was lived, its passion,
its misery; the loneliness of a snowed in Frenchman and his marital
troubles. The heroes are two brothers
and the story tells of their rise from
carefree trappers and miners to
sucessful farmers and on through the
loss of their loved ones and their final
death and dissolution, still side by
side. Written more in the style of
Zane Grey and once you get into the
first chapter you will not wish to
leave it until the end, where the Frenchman purged of his torments turns
up again, praying for the wife who
had been carried off by the brothers,
at her own desire.
Nothing presents so clearly to the
world, the individual man-of-war's
man, as does a picture, especially one
published in a service paper or magazine. The cover picture of a recent
edition of a service magazine speaks
for itself. In itself, this picture depicts an ordinary man-ofwar's man.
In this day and a^e when we of the
armed services are becoming more
and more, under the scrutinious eye
of the public at large, we should strive
to be excellent men-of-warsmen,
proud to have the wide world see
each and every one of us as a truly