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The folks at home will enjoy reading
the BLUE BONNET. Mail it,
And when the stars blink and go blind,
And the tempest shriek and frown,
Down on her knees in tears you'U find.
The proudest girl in town.
Many a fine wife of a sailor husband
has a lonely time when the ship
sails away on a cruise or to another
port. Some good clubs have been organized
to provide recreation and understanding
fellowship for the wives
and families of the service men. Girls
who visit them will receive a hearty
welcome, and find congenial interests.
The following two are sponsored by
organizations of recognized standing,
and married men are encouraged to
bring them to the attention of their
Navy Wives Club, under the auspices
of Service Men's Club, Fourth
and Pine Streets, Long Beach. Meets
each Tuesday evening at 8: 00 p. m.
Cards, sewing, and refreshments. Coo.
vered dish dinner once a month. RestI'icted
to enlisted men's wives in good
standing. Dues 25 cents per month.
Mrs. Cutshaw and Miss Upham, sponsors.
While Away Club, Young Women's
Christian Association, 6th and Pacific
Streets, Long Beach. Meets Thursday
afternoons at two o'clock. Sewing,
reading, group singing, social activities,
refreshments. Restricted to enlisted
men's wives in good standing.
No charge. Miss Newby, sponsor.
WIVES. OF ENLISTED MEN
He has a girl in every port,
A maid on every quay;
He only hold. my love in sport,
Or so they whisper to me.
The village .. irIs that crowd the pier,
To wateh the ships sail down,
All call to me, when skies are clear,
The proudest .. irl in town.
For while the sea shows .. reen and blu.,
I t08S my head and say;
No sailor boy I ever knew
Shall break my heart in plaT. ,
But when my hair the storm- wind curl.,
And wave. go white and black,
What are a hundred forei.. n .. irl.,
H only he comes back 1
The ships library is now open and
books are again available for issue.
We are sorry that the library had to
be closed for the past ten days, but,
it will be of interest to note the large
number of books turned in during the
inventory period. Many of these books
had been loaned to men during the
past six months and had remained in
their custody, while their shipmates
had no chance of reading them due
to the fact that they were not returned
to the library for circulation. Many
books were discovered hidden behind
others in shelves, etc.
All hands are requested to cooperate
with the Librarian by turning
books in just as soon as they have finished
reading them. In this, you will
be giving your shipmate a chance to
secure good reading material. Don't
leave books lying around the compartment
where they are liable to be
lost or destroyed. Just remember that
the book you have may be the book
someone else is looking for in the library.
The ship has many good volumes in
its collection of both fiction and nonfiction,
but, there are a number of
volumes which dwell on the same ubject,
such as, mystery etc. An effort
will be made during the Navy yard
overhaul period to exchange these for
newer books, and books of wider variety
There is still a number of books
checked against men in the various
divisions of the ship. All men having
books belonging to the library should
return them at their earliest opportunity.
Some of these books are carried
as title " B", and to avoid em-barassment
by waiting for a formal
invitation to return them, lets turn
them if) now.
class. On A. A. gun No. 2. both pointer
and trainer groups, Nickel H. D., and
Stoddard, D. C. and Calhoun, Rand
Freeman, H. E., qualified for first
Both Sgt. Webster, Gun Captain of
A. A. gun No. 1. and Permental, J.
Cox, Gun Captain of Gun No. 2 qualified
as Gun Captains, first class.
This is a decided improvement over
last year when only one pointer group
qualified and they for only " second
J. Haekend., Bdltor.
R. C. Ball, Ch. PaT Clark
R. W. O'Brlen, 8Hle.
W. H. Osborne Y3e.
J. Boris, 82e.
A.. t. Editor,
THE* FORTU* NATE * MAN
September 21, 1935
WON FOR FIRST TIME BY 1st. DlV.
By virtue of their excellent performance
in our recent S. RB. P. the 1st.
Division is now the proud posessor of
that famous gunnery cup, " The Rotary
Club Cup"; their's to put up for display
in their part of the ship until
some other gunnery division wrests it
from them in S. R. B. P.
The 3rd. and 5th. Divisions have
each won this cup twice. Although the
4th produced an " E" gun crew their
total division score fell a fraction
short of the 1st's.
The Blue Bonnet congratulates the
ROTARY CLUB CUP
R. V. Hill, S. K. 3e. Jaek Holt, 81e.
S. D. Standafer, Seale.
PRINTER, G. W. Baker, Sede.
The fortunate man is he who can
make circumstances conform to his
temperment, but the twice favored individual
is the one who can suit his
temper to the circumstances that confront
him. We often battle agaInst unchangeable
conditions when it would
be infinitely wiser to let our determination
detour a little.
Stubborness is not often sound
sense. A little tact saves a lot of.
A weeklT pablJeatlon, pablllh.. ' T tile .. Ip'.
eompanT of the U. 8. II. HOU8TON, Captain
G. E. Baker, U. 8. N., Ca•• anollq
and Commander P. K. .. M..... U. s. N.
Exeeati" e Olrleer.
pensation for their qualification. In
Turret o. 1. Fair, D. D., Seale. and
Lynch, P. B., BM1c. qualified for first
class. Pinion, 0., Seale. and Highstreet,
W. H., Cox. qualified for second
class in Turret two.
King, H. H., Corp. and Kitchen, H. E.
Corp. second set pointer and trainer
on A. A. gun no. 1 qualified for 1st.