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Briscoe, R. P., editor; Clapp, V. O., editor; Frankel, S. B., editor. The Blue Bonnet, Mark 5, MOD. 4, 1933-09-23 - Page 1. September 23, 1933. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1242/show/1238.

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Briscoe, R. P., editor; Clapp, V. O., editor; Frankel, S. B., editor. (September 23, 1933). The Blue Bonnet, Mark 5, MOD. 4, 1933-09-23 - Page 1. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1242/show/1238

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Mark 5, MOD. 4, 1933-09-23
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Mark 5, MOD. IV, 1933-09-23
Creator (Local)
  • Briscoe, R. P., editor
  • Clapp, V. O., editor
  • Frankel, S. B., editor
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Enroute, Shanghai, China
Date September 23, 1933
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  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 2
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
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Transcript MARK 5. Enroute Shanghai, China, 23 September, 1933. MOD. IV. TIENTSIN FORTY-EIGHT ADxMIRAL TAYLOR BIDS FAREWELL I l LEAVE PARTY AT PEIPING On the morning of the sixteenth, while the seagulls screamed overhead, a party of adventurers set forth for Hsinho to hear the eagle scream before proceeding on to Tientsin. The first bar was encountered and conquered in time to catch the afternoon train which carried two special cars for the pioneers. Upon arrival, the party was met by First Lieutenant Carraway of the Fifteenth Infantry, to whom we are all indebted for the perfect arrangements made for housing and feeding eighty-one blue jackets and marines. Into the Army trucks, into the Fifteenth Infantry compound to the strains of Anchors Aweigh, and then into town, and how! Undoubtedly the most Occidental city in China, Tientsin offered a variety of amusements second only to Shanghai - movies, cafes, cabarets, and this and that. It was discovered that Tsingtao and Sakuri brews come under the 3.2 law and accordingly were sold in the army compound at ten cents gold per quart - - the tall stories that were told in the post exchange over many bottles, if laid end to end, would make an awful line. The guard house is well equipped and it's hospitality was extended to some one whom Harris knows - - ask him. On Monday morning the liberty party practically fell in, were mustered, served an excellent early lunch, climbed into the trucks, and with much regret terminated one of the best forty-eights ever enjoyed - - the army band sounded off' but were drowned out by the cheers of the Houston party. On arrival at Hsinho, the party proceeded to the dock, the officer in charge herding his troops like a hen rounding up her chicks - - all hands promptly flemished down on the Heron to catch up on some long delayed shuteye. We are deeply grateful to the Fifteen- From: CinC on hauling down my Flag I wish to express to the Commissioned and Enlisted Personnel of the Fleet and Station my thanks for their fine and loyal support during the past two years. I say good bye with great regret and am sure you will continue the fine record you have made. M. M. TAYLOR. -0- HOUSTON WINS SILVER CUP The Silver Cup presented by the Rotary Club of the city of Houston to the Gunnery Division of the Houston making the highest merit at Short Range Battle Practice has been won for the competition year 1933—1934, by the Third Division, Turret III. Lieutenant McGregor and his crew of target wreckers have set a record which is most enviable and should stand as a Navy record for several years. This is the second year in succession that Turret III has won this trophy. In the five inch battery, the Fourth Division succeeded for the first time in beating out the Marines for first place. However, Gun No. three of the Marine Division established a record which far overshadows the former Navy record for this type of gun and should remain on the books as such when this ship is crossed off the Navy list. th Infantry who spared no pains to make the Navy's visit most comfortable and pleasant - - those of us who are remaining on the station are looking forward with great anticipation to another visit soon. It is proposed, with the surplus funds, to present the Fifteenth Infantry with a picture of the Houston, framed and bearing a silver plate suitably engraved, to commemorate the occasion. On Saturday morning a party of some forty five men and twenty Officers made the pilgrimage to Peiping. The ship arrived at Taku Bar in the early hours and due to the low water over the Bar and the inconvenience of the train schedule it became necessary to hire a tug to get the party on its way. The Heron was standing by but she was too much of a deep water ship to be of any assistance. The party was off on time about eight thirty and everything went well until the arrival at the Bar where four large sized (that is for the China Coast) steamers sat peacefully on the bottom in the middle of what had been the channel the night before. The pilot had two guesses as to which was the proper side to pass, his guess was wrong for the tug landed on the bottom alongside the rest of the traffic. After shifting water and the passengers a time or two she came off safely and tried the other side sucessfully. The remainder of the trip up was uneventful and made on schedule and at about seven p. m. the train pulled in through the hole in the city wall. This hole by the way, is reputed to have been made by he allied troops in the Boxer Rebellion when they heard that there was loot to be had inside the city walls. They could'nt wait for the gates to open. After arrival the party was taken in tow by the Marines and provided with chow and a place to park the body. Saturday night was spent principally in getting over the trip up but Sunday saw the commencement of all sorts of sightseeing trips to all sorts of places. This "tripping" continued off and on until the return was made on Thursday. It is to be regretted that so much of the interest of Peiping, in the way of relics of the past centuries of Manchu rule, (Continued on page four column three) k