Page Two THE BLUE BONNET
Send the BLUE BONNET home,
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30 September, 1934.
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Still under the
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The above was submitted to Admiral
Laning, who in turn has given
it to the paper for reproduction.
Many thanks to Mr. B. Sterling of
Houston for so nicely expressing
nice sentiment. .
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Another week closed and with it
fond memories of dear old Houston,
Texas, and did some of the stokers
fall for them southern gals, with that
dear old southern drawl.
A. Dietzman Hall ( Engr's Storekeeper)
in love again. James ( Slide
Rule) Kerdikes kicking the gong aroy.
nd. Joe( Oil King) Lima looking
for 86th Street. " Rebel Kentner
crooning to the southern gals.
Therrien, MM2c., was paid off in
Houston and is now headed for the
East Coast, we hope that he will
have a good cruise on his new assignment.
The Engineering Score is still up
there with 111.5 to date for the month
and 115.6 to date for the year. Remember,
this ship would look good
with that red " E" on the stack. How
about putting it... t. h.. e. re?
POETIC WELCOME * * *
Welcome to our city,
Welcome to our town:
' Twas a pleasure to see,
Your majestic ship coming down.
Hope you'll enjoy ,. o~ r sta1'.
We'll enjoy your vidt too;
Our town is wide ope: t,
To you and all yO; lr crew.
And may it please YOlJ. Admiral.
Would like to see you again;
Of course none of us can say,
Really just when.
Hope it will be in peace time.
And never again in war · ,
. So glad the city of Houston.
ls the cream of the Navy. by far.
The first commander- in- chief of the
first " American Fleet" Esek Hopkins,
was commissioned December 22,
1775. John Paul Jones was commissioned
Lieutenant the same day.
The total number of vessels which
served our infant nation during the
struggle for independance was fortytwo.
Practically all of these were annihilated
before the end of the war.
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Strange as it may seem, the American
Navy had its origin in the Army
and Washington was its Admiral! In
dire need of suplies in the fall of
1775, Admiral George Washington
fitted out several vessels, manned by
soldiers under command of Army
officers, for the purpose of capturing
the needed articles from English supply
ships bound for Boston. This
soldier Navy had surprising success
and captured thirty- five prizes.
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During the War of the Revolution,
our infant Navy captured or destroyed
more than 3000 British vessels.
More than 100 of these were ships
of the mighty British Navy.
David Glasgow Farragut was an
officer in the U. S. Navy and serving
on board a cruising ship at the age
of nine years, when he was a midshipman.
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may become a little more familiar
with our Navy's infancy. More will
appear from time to time.
Above the monotonous hours,
Above the wreck of our dreamingo,
Above the iJlness and sorrow,
Like a bright star gleaming,
Shines ever constant and true,
Your love for me, my love for you!
KNOW YOUR NAVY
Above the worry and plannlne.
Above the day's endless labor.
Above the ceaseless adjustment,
Like a shining saber
Cleavine the clouds that will form.
Is your love, true and warm t
- By Anne Campbell
Above the din of the children,
Above the sweeping and dusting,
Above the ugly and sordid,
Like a white bird thrusting
Into the heavenly blue.
There rides the thoueht of you I
Ens. J. W. Williams
R. W. Post. AOM3c
Jack Holt, SIc
F. A. McCroary. S2c
NAVAL ACADEMY 1934
William and Mary, Sept. 29- Annapolis.
Univ. of Virginia, Oct, 6- Washington.
Univ. of Maryland, Oct. 13- Annapolis.
Columbia Univ., Oct. 20- New York.
Univ. of Pennsylvania, Oct. 27- Philadelphia.
Washington and Lee, Nov. 3.- An-napolis.
Notre Dame, Nov. 1Q- Cleveland,
Pittsburg, Nov. 17- Annapolis.
U. S. Military Academy, Dec. 1Philadelphia.
Lt. 01') J. B. Berkley - Editor.
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Gone but not forgotten.
We've been up the river and returned,
some feeling fine, some feeling
blue, some broken- hearted, some well,
you know. It was a grand time
and the people of Houston have seen
us at our best. Having been an SP
during our visit, the writer can attest
to the statement just made because
he saw with his eyes. We can
congratulate ourselves on the record
we have established. More like them
and better still. But could there be
We've had our fun - now comes
the grind. It's a long way to Panama
and San Pedro. There is AA practice,
some more fleet probIens, condition
watches and such, but after all, isn't
it good to get ashore and enjoy it
when you've earned it? So let's get
behind the plow and earn it. Only a
couple more weeks to show our worth
then to parade down the dock at
Pedro, or if you'll wait - Frisco.
Lieut. 01') D. A. Harris
R. E. Hotterell, SIc
RoE. Baker. EMIc
Joe Radaff, SIc
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