•. DOTS & DASHES- ·
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This week we say farewell to B~ n-nl.
ngt on, PFC, USMC, a good radlo-man
and swell shipmate, t~ e, g. ang
wishes you a pleasant cruise III DIego
We also want to wish BratlJen, Pvt.
a happy cruise on the good ship HOUSTON.
" Screw- Face" Merrill says the
trouble with us is we don't understand
good music, like classic op. eras..
" Silent" Gene Willmuth IS gomg
out strong for wrestling, what a
According to " Pop" Mains, pro.
wrestling is just a show, with guys
like Londos and Man Mountain Dean
as actors. In fact, he almost had me
believing it was a sissys game.
I imagine a modern Sailor a~ uses
himself with a yo- yo on a pIece
of string. If you don't know wh~ t a
yo- yo is, see Mitchell, signal stnker.
Was " Jew- Boy" Kahn's face red
when they passed the word for Ka~ n,
Radio striker, lay up to the radloshack.
David A. Elder is turning printer on
us now, a signalman, quartermaster
and printer. What next, Dave.
Casanova Foreman is now operating"
the sewing machine on the bridge.
He's our ace bunting repair man now.
Overheard the " Gork" in the flag
plot saying: " You gotta be careful
what you say up here now". BUlkhe~ ds
have ears, but the Gork has a mce
taste for engagement rings, reckon
it wont be long now.
Next Thursday the V. O. ( visual
operator's) test is coming up and the
gang is plenty busy studying the
Communication instructions plus
search light and semaphore. They
expect to be in tops condition for it
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Thi new type will be of the Torpedo-
Bomber class, low- wing monoplane
type, capable of great speed
and long cruising range.
WE'LL SEE YOU AT T~ E DA CE
THE BLUE BOHNBT
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GUEST ticket will admit one couple.
Since the Dance is being held near
the end of the month, the finance committee
will distribute the tickets thlu
the Ship Service Store, where you
may sign a chit for your ticket and
pay for it on the followin ~ ay- day.
This method of distribution IS most
convenient' in view of the fact that
many of us wishing to attend, might
otherwise be unable to do so.
The weather man promises fine
weather all next week, that in itself
being the harbinger of an enjoyable
As before, 150 invitations are being
sent out to young ladies in Vallejo
and the near vicinity, so those of you
not having a girl friend need not be
troubled over the possibility of a
shortage of dancing partners.
The thorough and painstaking efforts
shown by the different committees
assure us our second dance in
the Bay area is bound to be another
gala event long to be remembered.
All hands should make it a point to
be on deck promptly when the festivities
commence for this will be another
HOUSTON success staged by
the snappy HOU. S. T.. O• N crew.
DID YOU KNOW?
That 250 cubic feet are required to
store one million silver dollars?
That a comma accidently placed in
a tariff bill in 1874 cost the U. S.
Government $ 2,000,0(, 0?
That the President said: " There is,
strictly speaking, no such organization
as Tammany Hall".
That what is now called smoking
was once, at an early period, termed
" drinking tobacco".
That only two Navy men have freed
themselves from a submarine by the
nleans of a torpedo tube and reached
the surface alive?
That a thunder storm only occurs
about once every ten years at the
North and South Poles?
That Aesop, son of Clodius Aesopus,
dissolved in vinagar a pearl valued at
$ 40,000. in order to have the satisfaction
of consuming the most expensive
drink ever known?
, USS Houston- I- 25- 36-- 800.
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Despite the many threats concer~-
m. g the futu. re well- being . of thh'IS
column's scribe, this week fmds 1m
still on the job even though some
people . claim he is becoming such a
big rat they could put a saddle on
The past week found all the available
men proceeding to the range to
practice with the pistol. Many d~ fferent
methods of firing are dISplayed
with truly amazing resu~ ts,
but the improvement shown sustams
the theory that every man is a potential
This week we received aboard private
Bratlien, our new radio operator,
lets hope his tour of duty aboard the
HOUSTON is a pleasant one.
Now for the lowdown, commonly
called the dirt, about the boys. There
isn't so much this week, maybe it's
because we don't get paid every week,
but I like to think that it is because
fear of exposure in the column has
caused a distinct moral uplift.
As usual Goloas. zewski, the " Brooklyn
Butcher" made the news. It seems
that he qelights in tearing down
fences and then in the remorseful
mood which follows he plays little
Dan Cupid and throws arrows about.
For shame! Ski.
J ones, he of the island movement,
is going about with tears in his eyes
and a worried look on his face? Some
Stockton, why didn't you tell the
fellows you could write poetry instead
of, saving it all for your girl?
When asked why he dosen't go ashore,
Terpsten says he would rather
stay aboard with his books and have
a breezy time.
In order to save wear and tear on
his brain (?) Ringheim makes copies
of letters he receives from one girl
and sends them to another. I'll have
to try that. See ' ya at the Dance.