With the forthcoming cruise in the
spotlight and a 100 mi. stretch separating
this mighty man of war from the
land of the G. Go's, our column finds
itself more than usually alert with
good results. It was interesting to
note the pained expression on " Betty
Boop" Demoney's pan when " Spud"
Dotterer said " Stay aboard now and
learn of the excellent comforts of
l\. familiar figure about the decks,
whom all hands missed the past few
weeks, " Doc" Krueger, our ace fisherman,
is now aboard again, sporting
a nifty coat of tan and admitting he
did right well with the old shot- gun
while on leave!!!!!!
We would ay that Elder of the signal
gang looks quite ducky cruising
about the lower decks in those striped
Who could the energetic, though
slightly bald WT2c be, who was overheard
to beIl') oan the fact that it cost
him twelve whole cart wheels just because
he forgot to look at the boat
. Ellwood, the EM's lady killin' beanJockey
was so insistant on making a
long trip inland over the last 48, only
to wind up on the Pike- ? ? ?
" Stubby" Brown admits he would
proudly endorse a song called " No
Sleep" ? ? ? ?
We have no reports to make concerning
G. G. specials to Long Beach
so far, but rumor hath it that today
a new record will be set.
" Pappy~, Hammers says the reason
for the mustacio is: he desires to
stand out in a croud! Says you " Pap"!
. Our usually snappy Gunners Mates,
Kmartz must have weighty problems
on his mind to absent- mindedly give
a south paw salute at inspection.
THE BLUE BONNET
Surprising to see Kennedy holding
hands with a certain girl at the
Majestic. Then he holds her purse
while she dances ? ? ? ?
" Marblehead" Barker, while primping
up says, " you got yours, how
about lettin' me get mine". Yuh dunt
say! ! ! !
Our model (?) sailor boy, Glider
has that military bearing, but we are
hard put to figure out where he received
hi training in the " school of
It seems we have a blonde heartbreaker
on the comm deck who wishes
to be called " Blonde Bullet" ? ? ?
Who was our dashing left hook artist
who was showing a fair proprietres
on the pike how scientific the
art of self defence caft be. Ask lefty
A certain fire- controlman claims he
isn't a golden grainer but he addresses
swe~ t nothings to " Mrs. J. R. Guglietti.
It seems that Charlie Sessions has
been re- named " Chucky Wucky" by
his L. A. girl friend.?? ? ?
Nuff said this week! ......
DID YOU KNOW1
That there are over 50 men on this
vessel from the state of Texas.
That the term " Skylarking", is an
orginial nautical term, referring to
young sailors laying aloft to the yards
and sliding down.
That the first post- office in the U.
S. was opened in 1691.
That the smallest Republic is San
Marino, being 38 sq. mi. in area. It is
in the heart of Italy and is the oldest
state in the world also.
That sailors in the U. S. Navy are
healthier than any other similiar
group of men in the world.
That the shortest distance between
the Atlantic and Pacific, across the
U. S. is 2,103 mi.
That the first foreign flag to fly
over the British Parliment buliding
was the U. S. Flag. It was flown at
the tallest spire on April 20. 1917, in
celebration of the U. S. entry to the
World War. .....
SANDGAP: Up in the Artie Regions
the nights are six months long.
BUSH: Wow! Think how long I will
have to sing, I wont get home un-til
KNOW YOUR FISH FROM A TO N
BARRACUDA- A voracious pike- like
sphyraenoid fish, usually of the tropical
seas, as the becuna or Sphuraena
picuda of the West Indies, sometimes
10 feet in length.
BASS- One of various perch- like
fishes much esteemed for food. A serranoid,
as ( a) the common European
Dicentrarchus lupus, and ( b) the
striped bass or rockfish ( Roccus lineatus)
or white or silver bass ( R. chrysops)
of North America.
BONITA- A scombroid or mackrellike
fishes: A scombroid ( genus Sarda),
Steel- blue, with oblique blackish
stripes. The common Bonito ( S. sarda)
is about two feet long, and is found on
both coasts of the Atlantic.
CACHALOT- The Sperm Whale.
CUTTLEFISH- A dibranchiate cephalopodous
mollusk with 8 to 10
suckerbearing arms; specif., a sepioid
cephalopod having a depressed saclike
body with fins extending laterally
for most of its length. The arms
are used for walking and for siezing
DOLPHIN- A cetaceous mammal of
the family Delphinidae, characterized
by a relatively small head with an
elongated beak and usually by conical
teeth in both jaws, as the common
Delphinus delphis of the Mediterranean
and temperate Atlantic. The bottle-
nosed dolphini ( Tursiops tursio),
popularly called porpoise, is the most
frequently seen of the spec'ies in
NARWHAL- An artic delphinapterine
delphinoid cetacean ( Monodon monoceros),
attaining the length of about
20 feet and having in the male one of
the two front teeth projecting horizontally
as a straight spirally grooved
tusk, nearly half as long as the body:
valued for its ivory and oil.
NAUTILUS- A nautiloid tetrabranchiate
cephalopod. The few living
species of nautili, now the only existing
tetrabranchiates, are found in the
southern seas, creeping over the bottom.
The shell is involute and manychambered,
the body of the animal
being contained in the outer- chamber
is occupied in succession, the animal
advances as it increases in size, forming
a larger chamber and partitioning
off the last occupied.
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