" THE COME- BACK COLUMN"
by the " Goon"
During the past week the never to
be forgotton Shellbacks have been
trying to nominate a No. 1 Public
Enemy by the results of their first
attempt we would say that it proved
a little unsuccessful. To date we understand
that Boatsie Obie is the No.
1 Public Enemy. Also one of our own
Pollywogs seems to be a grand stooge
for the Shellbacks, none other than
" Yap- Yap" Campbell, that mad da, sh
of lightning from No. 1 Mess Hall.
Queenie of the Penthouse, Westerfield
to you who do not know his sea
monicker, seems quite at home in his
little den during the maneuvers. We
hear that Westy once was a cow
puncher and the song hit " Wha Hoo"
makes him homesick. We all wonder
if that record has two sides to it or
not, judging from the amount of times
it hits the either waves on the well
deck, a missing survey is well in
hand by now.
Has anyone noticed what a cribbage
player we have in one " Shuck"
Vizard, the head man of the sick bay.
It seems he is not satisfied with a
three to zero setback, but will gladly
take the four to zero setback.
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other print is sent to the Special Service
Squadron where after exhibition,
it works up the east coast shore
stations, and then is returned to New
Whereas, on the beach it costs on
the average of $. 35 to see a show,
in the Navy it costs but $. 35 per
month per man. This cost is met on
On various ships in various ways.
On this ship the shows are paid for by
profits from the canteen, profits from
Ship's Service, and by an allotment
from naval appropiations called " Recreation
The sound motion picture projectors
are also expensive machines. The Navy
also goes to considerable expense to
train operators at the various sound
motion picture schools. In fact, hardly
any expense has been spared to make
movies an enjoyable event. It must
be remembered though, by those who
have a tendency to gripe about shows,
that there are not thirty good shows
a month produced by the studios and
therefore we must take the bad movies
with the good.
THE BLUE BONNET
OVERHEARD IN NO. 1 MESS HALL
Kimball evidently has a hard head.
See Branan, the painter, for details.
Hollingsworth has taken a sudden
liking for the mezzanine and orange
peelings for breakfast.
Osborne is well snowed under with
his new job as Ship's Service bookkeeper.
Now that we are nearing the line
all of the " ear- bangi) 1g" Pollywogs
are trying their best to work up a
drag with the shellbacks.
The Ship's Service Store will have
a complete line of silks, perfume,
powder, etc. after arrival at Panama.
Regardless of what a few people seem
to think, the Store always has sold
Panamanian merchandise far cheaper
than it is possible for any individual
to obtain it On the beach. If any man
has some item in mind that he thinks
is a little out of the ordinary, and the
Store might not have, see Head about
Head, of the Ship's Service store
reports that he is prepared to accomodate
all potential baseball players.
Baseballs can be had for ~,. 25, and
gloves for aroun. d...$.. 3.. 00.
ONE OF THE ENGINEERS SAYS:
He who thinks that cooperation
is entirely one sided has evidently
not heard the old proverb, " What's
sauce for the goose is sauce for the
We of the Engineer's force, . in our
endeavor to keep the white " E", have
asked the deck force for their cooperation.
Their response has been
very gratifing, and we are daily appreciative
of their efforts.
It is a well known fact that the
Bos'n Mate's largest job is keeping
his paintwork clean, and his decks
white. This cannot be done as long
as some of the black gang persist
in lounging on the decks and paintwork
in " Steaming Clothes".
Come on Engineers, let's do our
part. Let's show our appreciation by
an honest effort to lighten the burden
of the " Deck Hands".
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The folks at home will enjoy reading
the BLUE BONNET. Mail it!
U. S. S. Houston- 5- 9- 36- 900.
WRESTLING TEAM NOTES
This past week saw us off to a
flying start with a lot of fine new
material on the wrestling team. Of
course you have not seen us on the
well deck the past few days, but as
soon as Condition II stops we will
again be on the go. All weights are
well represented this year and with
the coaching of Wellbourne and Juul
we should have a fine team. If our
present schedule stays intact we
should be able to take on a few of our
sister ships and stint on our way to
a fleet belt or so. Our team as it
stands now is as follows:-
Holt, SIc,- Trainer
Wellbourne, BM2c.- Coach
Juul, Cox.- Coach
Lt. ( jg) Young- Coach- in- Charge.
The war had better finish this week
because Tom Harrison, the well known
" Bean Jockey" of No. 2 Mess Hall
says if they don't stop he's not going
to do more than twenty years.
If you don't believe the Battle Force
can whip the Scouting For~
just ask Henry, W. O., formerly ..
the Big Maryland.
It seems that they don't make the
escape hatch leading to the M Division
Compartment big enough. Tues.
nite it was necessary to open the
whole hatch so that " Moe" could get
out to go on watch.
Speaking of the amatuer talent that
the 3rd Division has, well up in front
are Johnnie Katzman, better known
as the Croonin' Coxs'n, and Singin'
Judg~ ng from the notes on the
crews bulletin board, the Shellbacks
think they are back in their school
Turn Out Unnecessary Lights!