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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 2. September 23, 1933. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 26, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1242/show/1239.

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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 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/1242/show/1239

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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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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 2
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
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Transcript PAGE TWO THE BLUE BONNET THE BLUE BONNET A ship's newspaper published semimonthly on board the U. S. S. HOUSTON in the interest of the personnel of the ship and the U. S. Navy. Captain W. Baggaley, U.S.N. Commanding Officer Comdr. F. J. Comerford, U.S.N. Executive Officer EDITORS Lieut-Comdr. R. P. Briscoe Lieutenant V. O. Clapp Lieut, (jg) S. B. Frankel SOCIAL NOTES NAVY AT CENTURY OF PROGRESS The exhibit is designed to explain to the civil population of the country why they have a Navy, how it is composed, and what are its duties. One of its principal features will be a great animated model showing the sea-borne trade of the United States, both foreign and coast-wise. On a horizontal platform 21 feet long and 15 feet across, the American Continent will be shown, surrounded by the seas and the continents which bound it on the East and West. The movement of the great volumes of water borne commerce (Which in 1928 was worth over 14 billion dollars) will be shown both on the land and seas. A voiced accompaniment, synchronized automatically with the movements of the trains over the land and the ships over the water, will explain to the visitors the important item of the export and the import trade and the bearing which this enormous matter has upon the prosperity and security of the country. There will be on display a three inch anti-aircraft gun flanked on each side by examples of small, intermediate, and large shells and aircraft bombs. A modern torpedo will be exhibited to the public and men will be in attendence to explain how it is launched and propelled. The Marine Corps, which is a part of the Navy, will not be neglected, and the valuable services of that Corps will be shown in connection with its duties over seas in protecting the lives and property of American citizens as well as in service afloat with the Fleet. The public is properly curious concerning what happens to their sons after they join the defense forces of the nation. In the Navy space in the Federal Building they will find a complete review of the progress of training of the young officers and sailors in their course through the naval service. Since our return from the fog-ridden waters in the vicinity of Chefoo, it has come to the ears of our ever snooping reporters that a club has been chartered by the Feeble Minded Chartering Association of Tsingtao, which bears the name of "The Order of the Exhausted Gripes of Asia." It is understood that all rights have been reserved and that it has been limited (luckily) as well as incorporated. At their first meeting, according to our social correspondent, a well known yeoman second class on the Houston was unamiously, due to his rare qualifications, elected to the highest honor that this unique organization can bestow and titled "The Grand Exhausted Gripe." His powers (lung) being almost unlimited (contary to the fact that the organization is limited.) A motion was made and seconded that their theme song be "Singing the Blues Always and All Ways." As far as could be determined to date, thier motto is "Misery Loves Company," but from watching some of the members we have come to the conclusion that company is not necessary, just an audience. In a speech of acceptance the "Grand Exhausted Gripe" advocated a discontinuance of the ancient and much loved practice of saying "Good Morning" and a substitution therefore of "Hail Grand Gripe," however, he was lustily booed down by his fellow members. The reason given to our inquiring photographer (the photographs were unprintable) was that if every member of the Gripe organization went around calling out "Hail Grand Gripe," some unknowing person might think they were happy and that is very much against the policies of the above mentioned order. Our social correspondent predicts great success for the order under the administration of so competent and finished a "Griper" as the one chosen for their leader. What's more he, our social correspondent that is, isn't even afraid of being quoted as saying that the most exclusive people (Undertakers, professional mourners, etc.) will be angling for invitations to their proposed "Gripe Festivals.' The qualifications for membership in this alleged organization are as follows: 1. A dead pan (Which in the lingo of the "Gripers" means a face incapable of expression). 2. A vocal range from low "do" to high "C" (All notes blue). 3. An awful disposition (A most necessary qualification). 4. A new subject on which to "Gripe" every day. Do you possess these qualifications? If so, join up today. Editors Note—Not one cent was accepted for the publicity given to this unusual organization. In fact, we checked up and found out they didn't have a dime. That's why we printed it; they haven't enough money to pay the lawyer's fees for a case against us. 0 SAYONARA Be hore by Yokohama Rong time he stop - - these man, Because he no stop gunboat Topside he come Japan. Aw time he caw me swit hot I rike he too - - much fine, He tich me how spik engrish, He very nice an kine. He tich me yankee custom, He kiss - - he mak rove, In number one kine fashion When moon shine down above. My heart he pranty happy When he near these yankee guy - - Sap pose he go die sometime? I'm sorry, then I cry. Bime by he ship he no stop, He spik he mus go too, I say "I go with - - maybbe?" He spik "No can do.' Sap pose you stop, I cum back Bv hore rong time, I see - - More better Yokohama stop, You wait short time for me." "Goo bye" - - spik - - "Sayonara" Then ship hi-hi go way; Three years now go - - I'm sorry - - I think mabbe he stay. He quick forget send post card, I think I mak stop cry, I think he just mak fibber To Japan butter-fry. Upton. 0 NAVAL FLASHES In a radio address on May 23, Secretary Swanson said; "There is no use having a second class navy, or a third class navy. Unless the Navy is sufficient to take care of our rights and to defend them, it is useless expense.' * * * sj: t|c £ Nearly ten years of salvage work at Scapa Flow will end when the 25,000 ton ex-German battleship Prince Regent Luitpold has been towed to dock yard for breaking up. The gigantic salvage operations carried out have resulted in raising 7 large and 25 small war vessels. Ten ex- German warships are to remain unsalvaged.