THE BLUE BONNET
Our second week in San Diego proved to be one busy day after another,
and our under cover crew was kept
unusually busy trying to keep up with
the greatest epidemic of rumors, in
the history of the ship.
Our stay here has also made many
of our good sailormen, airminded, or
at least one would think so to hear of
the thrilling parachute jumps, (150
According to a Long Beach paper
the HOUSTON is still in port. Evidently the liberty parties going there
have been so large that no one has
noticed the ship's departure.
Boyle's taxi service to Long Beach
is quite popular, so we hear.
N. A. S. San Diego seems to be the
grave yard for old worn out Houston
sailors. Take a look around the Island.
Reports indicate that V. L. Meyers
of the fourth is taking his preliminary
training in the fine art of operating
a "Greasy Spoon"????
It is quite possible that our new
spud peeling arrangement is one of
the best in the fleet. Ask the C.M.A.A.
Latest reports bring news of Ross,
R. M. Sea2c. joining the G.G. Club
Once again a member of the famous
Campbells, this time "Squeaky" EMlc
puts the clan in the spotlight. It seems
that despite the fact he is a plank
owner on board he dosen't know where
the sail locker is. 'Tis a good thing he
wasn't asked during the recent C.P.O.
Many of our boys (light on the
hoof) have actually decided that Allen's (the local dance-emporium) has
it all over our most popular Majestic
in Long Beach.
Garcia, our lively main deck Cox.
appeared quite bewildered upon returning from leave to find his domain
overrun with shops!!
It seems, Joe West, our flashy mail
man, is being unjustly blamed for
We wonder if Zietfuss found some
new ideas when he returned and found
the sounding machines painted ? ? ? ?
A suggestion would seem in order
for Black F3c and many more of his
shipmates, during this "paint ship"
period and that is:—"keep off the
paintwork." Maybe the dress blues
will last longer.
"Better late than never", says Ford-
enwalt when taking the grass skirt
and trappings ashore.
Nelson, the ship's tailor, reports
the loss of one scivvie shirt ashore.
Anyone wishing to offer condolences
call at the shop between 0600 and
Smith, the coxswain of the "grey-
ghost" (No. 3.) says the whistle adds
one more feature to her many dis-
Our dark and (?) handsome coxswain of the boat deck is still trying
to solve the problem that arose when
he ate an order of ham and eggs
and thought it was a ham and
egg sandwich. Too much Keno says us.
We are all in doubtful anticipation
for the sweet music Weeks promises
is with his recently overhauled guitar.
Cpl. Meyers admits the recent operation on his neck seriously handicaps him in his necking duties. Someone should side in with McElnerts(?)
S.K. striker, for Sivak really was too
much for him in narrating the story
of John L. Sullivan killing a horse
with one punch and then his friend
Muldoon, throwing said horse over a
Taylor, our diminuative M.A.A.
is the possessor of that rare quality in
being so convincing. His version of
falling out of a motor launch was a
masterpiece we would say.
In a recent issue we thoughtlessly
predicted this coming cruise would
curtail cupid's rampage aboard this
warship. But; Abbott MMlc, Thatcher
MM2c, Bennett Flc, Smith, L.M. Sic.
are or are just about to be new members of the famous G. G. Club. The
line for the stogies will form on the
starboard side of the port quarter
Well adios for this week.
DID YOU KNOW?
That there are 521 sailing ships,
totaling 663,118 tons in the U. S.
That the Revolutionary War lasted
eight years to the day. (Battle of Lexington commenced on April 19, 1775
and on April 19, 1783, Washington
ordered cessation of hostilities with
That although Sect. 3 of Art. IV of
the Constitution forbids the formation
of new states within the jurisdiction
of a state, Texas is allowed to divide
itiself into 5 states.
That from March till Sept. the sun
shines continously on U. S. Territory.
That although the most popular S.
and A. form in the Navy, very few
men know that S. and A. form 57 is
a pay receipt.
That the Province of Kiangsu in
China is the most densly populated
spot in the world, 824 people to the
That there are 6,760 tongues and
systems of writing in the world.
DIVINE SERVICES HELD
Sunday evening at 1830 Divine services were held in the port hangar,
which was suitably decorated for the
A goodly number of the crew atend-
ed and all who attended, spoke highly
of the good services rendered.
During the cruise we shall have
Divine services every Sunday on
STOP PRESS, "FLASH"
Our popular shampoo dispenser,
"Tiger" Standafer was found nearly
exhausted, with impatience fast overcoming him after waiting 3hrs. on the
landing Friday night for a M. L. A
good hearted shore boat operator fin-
aly pointed out the ship, a scant 50
AVATION UNIT RETURNING
On Tuseday our Aviation unit shall
return from North Island, where they
have been the past few weeks, getting
in some very useful and practicable
flying time. The Blue Bonnet welcomes our aviators back aboard.