Page Two. THE BLUE BONNET
-: THE BLUE BONNET :- WARDROOM NOTES
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Aviator:- " There I was forced
down on that lonely isle with a
Gob:- " What did you do for food?"
Aviator:- " Darned if I can re
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the Pollywogs had: pepper loaded i_ the blowers. Needless to say the meet-ing
broke up hurriedly.
It is not believed, however, that the
Shellbacks are going to take this
lying down. Interviews with several
powerful leaders of this clan indicate
that the Shellbacks are holding back
so as to weld their already potent
organization into a still more stinging
la~ h before taking action. Nagle, " E"
DIv., who still suffers a stiff neck
from the Lee episode, probably aptly
expressed the Shellback attitude when
he said, " There is a day of reckoning".
Note:- This paper is non- partisian.
It is noticed that Arneberg and
Dan are trying to start a new haircut
fad back in the quarters. Can't
understand why they should have it
cut so short. Both have been across
Barnett is still after that pollywog
No matter how hard we try it is impossible
to keep Pappy Adcock awake
during meal time, or any other time
as matter of fact.
The Quarters' Sea Lawyer, Terrible
Teddy McGovern, has Redding
and Hicks stopped when it comes to
arguments. Seems Mac never loses.
. He has caused Redding to give up
and Hicks to throw regulations awa
It is reported that Sawdust Nelso
fell in the washroom the other evening
during darken ship and someone gave
him a bath before he knew what was
hapening and was laid up two whole
days from shock and fright.
It is with regret we note our Flag
Watertender, Bill Murray, is On the
sick list. However, we sincerely hope
to see Bill spry and giving out the old
regulation growls in the near future.
Who said McCallister liked the sea?
Another week and I'm afraid we would
have to turn him over to Jack Vizard
as a psycho patient.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, LET'S
GO EASY ON THE WATER.
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Lt. Felt has presented the wardroom
with a picture of the U. S. S.
HOUSTON leaving San Diego Harbor
on the last Presidential Cruise.
The noteworthy feature of the picture
is that the HOUSTON is flying the
President's flag ai the main, and also
the flag of the C- in- C at the fore.
The picture was taken by the Navy's
Photographic Air Service of San
Lt Rice has received so many queries
as to why he purchased an automobile
just prior to departure from
Long Beach, that he now has this
stock answer. Quote: To me a dollar
saved is a dollar earned. By owning a
cal', during the cruise my gasoline and
oil savings will materially augment
my earnings. Unquote.
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Ensign William C. Murphy, aviation
gunery observer, has received his
orders to Pensacola for flight training.
Ensign Murphy will be detached
at Panama on the 16th for transportation
to New Orleans on a United
Fruit steamship. During the month's
leave preceeding the date of reporting
at Pensacola, Ensign Murphy will become
a " Golden Grail~ er". Ensign
Murphy has had so many good laughs
at our expense that we think it is
only fair for the ship to have one at
his. Last year during the cruise the
ship was darkened. It was after
dinner hour in the bunkroom, and
Ensign Murphy was discoursing with
considerable vehemence on some subject.
The phone rang. The party called
for Ensign Murphy. Ensign Murphy
answered. The person at the other
end ( by name to relator unknown)
said, " Murphy this is the Executive
Officer ( by the relator known to be
untrue), What is the use of darkening
ship if you are going to talk"? Stunned
into silence was Ensign Murphy.
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Lt. ( jg) Hanis, 1st. Division Officer,
has orders to the U. S. S. CHAUMONT
for duty, upon falling in with
that vessel in June. Although he hates
to leave the HOUSTON, Lt. Harris
reports he is looking forward with
keen anticipation to the watches on
the CHAUMONT, whose bridge is
equipped with a swivel back chair and
a brass rail for the O. O. D.
9 MAY 1936
A GA* ME GU* Y'S PR* AYER
A weekly publication, published by the ship's
company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Captain
G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commanding
and Commander P. K. Robottom, U. S. N.
EDITOR:- Ensign N. E. Kingsley
Ass't. Editor:- R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk
Associate Editor:- R. W. O'Brien, BMlc
Exchange & Re- Write:- W. H. Osborne, Y3c
Printer:- G. W. Baker, Seale
Dear God; Help me to be a good
sport in this little game of life.
I don't ask for any real place in the
line- up, play me any where you need
I only ask for the stuff to give you
one hundred percent what I've got.
If all the hard drives seem to come
my way, I thank you for the compliment.
Help me to remember that you
won't let anything come my way that
you and I together can't handle.
And help me to take the breaks as
part of the game.
And help me to understand that the
game is full of knots, knocks and
trouble and make me less mindful of
them: to get so the harder they come,
the better I take them.
And, Oh God, help me to play on
the square; no matter what other
players do, help me to come clean.
Help me to study The Book that I
know the rules and to study and think
a lot about The Greatest Player that
ever lived, and other great players of
whom the Book tells.
If they found out that the best part
of the game wa helping the other
guys who were out of luck, help me
to find it out too.
Help me to be a regular fellow with
the other players.
Finally, Oh God, if fate seems to
uppercut vith both hands, and I'm
laid on the shelf in sickness 01' oud
a~ e, help me to take it as part of the
Help me not to whimper 01' squeal
that the game was a frame- up or that
I had a raw deal.
When in the falling dusk, I get the
final bell, I ask no lying complimentary
stories, I'd only like to know that
you feel I've been a good, game guy.