THE BLUE BONNET Page Three
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" Baltimore, Cleveland, Norfolk via
Anacostia or bust" was the motto of
four pilots and two passengers who
took to the air shortly aite];. our arrival
at N. O. B.
Lt. Felt to Cleveland on leave, Lt.
Coates and Ens. Williams to Baltimore
for th~ Notre Dame vs Navy
football game, Lts. Huff and Wiler
just for the ride.
Thru the Blue Bonnet the officers
and men of the division wish to xpress
their condolence to Kelly in the
loss of his father.
" Rosie", it seems has shore goin!!,'
complex. Seemingly weak after bein.!
in the spotlight in Charleston, he took
a new lease on life in Norfolk and until
the last minute before the ship
sailed, was still going strong. Hush
money, or I spil the beans. ( WNT).
( P. S.) Rosie's a one- niter? ? ? ?
Bonham AMM1c is now attached to
the Parachute 10ft, ' NAS.
Most Noble Charles was spotted
pricing chiefs uniforms at a well
known Norfolk tailors- three hours
later he was unable to tell the cost of
anything except Seagram's Ale.
McNesby should have some tall
tales to tell of Pensacola " Night Life"
if there is any there.
Walter gregg returned from leave
disappointed; he was supposed to have
" black- eyed" pea for dinner but missed
out because his train left at 10: 00.
" You are slipping, Walter- usually
you can eat anytime of the day."
The reason Hollingsworth and McNesby
are so slim is becau e Hilgenberg-
and Kelly eat on the same table;
Iowa didn't grow enough corn to
feed Hildie, and Kelly cleaned out a
j! rocery store in Philly. .
' Twas mighty nice to see the tu:!
expert out of the sick bay. He said
he felt like a young colt in his first
race. After a walk to the air station
and returning he said he felt like
" Man of War" mu t have felt after
running the Derby Preakness an I
Latonia handicap all in one day.
EWS OF FORMER SHIPMATES
Since our alTIVal at East Coast
port , many of our former ship: nates
have visited the ship. As always, a
visit from old shipmates brings back
memories of pleasant c~ · uises.
A few who have been aboard are:
Ch. Mach. Doyle, " Danny" Diggans,
CSK, " Johnny" Kenter, CY, " Nick"
Harris, Bkr2c, Sahlsten, BM1c now
out on 16, " John" Maloney, BM2c
also our on 16, " Johnny" Liposhack,
S1c " WI lie" Williamson Sealc,
" K~ ute" Childers, SIc, " Joe" Clifford
Sealc, now on the out ide, Dombi, SIc,
now on the outside, and " Red" Burchett,
GM2c. ----_._----=-== DID yOU KNOW?
On the date of this vessel's commissioning,
the first time orderllY
went aloft to the top of the pilot house
to strike the bells for the first ti~ e.
As he had an order board to gUIde
him in his new duties, he gla~ ced ~ t
' t before going aloft and smce It
1read: " 130O-- strike the be11s," h. e,
being a man of courage, struck thIr-teen
York is not a total loss for he at least
had an oportunity to renew old friendships.
" Andy" Slovak and his running
mate, " Frenchy" say they will never
go ashore here again. They simply
detest these subway liberties, especially
when lost. It seems that Haratyk
had subwayitis too. The good' ship
HOUSTON is possesed of another
Golden Grainer since arriving here,
for the inimitable " Frog" Godaire
took the big step recently.
Burwell of the well deck was somewhat
surprised to hear about his gal
friend in Seattle, after he had obtained
a pa s for her. This is New York
you know! We notice that " Romeo"
Evans is doing well by himself even
in New York. He was certainly in demand
Sunday. Yates, usually a good
example of steady nerves, is minus a
pair of new shoes, all because of his
poor eyesight. It seems he hit a port
hole instead of the bulkhead ? ? ?
We believe Jones of the " F" has
had enough of ew York liquor, " Jimmie"
Campbell also of the famous clan
claims that he at least helped dispell
the depression a little a few
nights ago, and after all these years?
New York is a fair sized town, but
it i far from Long Beach, so. keep
the weather peepers open , sailorS',
We notice that a majority of the
crew, including the G. G.' s seem well
satisfied that we are spending a few
days in good old New York, but then,
vho woulden't be satisfied?
With so much uncertainty concerning
Om' future m:)\' ements, someone has
suggested that a white (?) question
mark be painted on o. 1 stack.
Bowes of the log room says he is
only too willing to buy the beer when
a wicked looking " bowie" is used for
pursuasion? ? ? ? Our quiet and retirinl!,'
gunner in the armory, " Hijack"
just had to step out last MO! l. nite,
for weren't we in Norfolk, and the
Shamrock is so suited for nite life.
Sackett of the Evaps had to be convinced
with a milk bottle.- What
Henry, the T. C. of No. 1 spent a
very busy week end, learning the
" brass work" trade which Wiegie willed
to him. And Henry, to prove he
is starting off right, was foun 1 with
a pack of cigarettes. Burkhead and
Willmuth teamed up together again
to " razzle- dazzle" the gals ? ? ? ?
With the recent arrival of the " China"
checks, little ole' New Yak is
bound to see some samples of the
HOUSTO ' S fast steppers. That seaman
who told the vi itors that a Franklin
Buoy was a fire extinguisher,
should feel rig- ht proud of his knowledge
of his ship and home.
We imagine " Bandy" Booe will have
to watch his boys closely now that
he has a left handed base drummer
and an Alto player who likes solos.
': Milk Shake" Whaley was cutting
qUite a " dido" down the Avenue in
company of those marines. Personality
plus-_ ? ? ? ?
Lew'gins' .: dn; i t~ the trip to New