-: THE BLUE BONNET :-
A weekly publication, published by the ship's
company of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Captain
G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commandlnc
and Commander P. K. Robottom, U. S. N.
EDITOR, Enslen C. J. Mackenxie
Ass't. Eclltor:- R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk
Associate Editor:- R. W. O'Brien, BMlc
Exchance & Re- Wrlte:- W. H. Osborne. Y3e
10 OCTOBER, 1936
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THE GRACEFUL WAY
It has been said that courteousness
may be l'eg- al'ded as one of the most
valuable and important graces found
in the realm of human conduct; that
without it the individual is constantly
laboring under a serious handicap,
however much he may desire to get
ahead and establish himself on a
He may be able to acquire a veritable
storehouse of knowledge, learn
to discharge the ' duties devolving
upon him in a more or less satisfactory
manner, but if he lacks the
manly grace of being courteous, he
certainly will find himself at a disadvantage
in more ways than mere
words can express.
Perhaps we would not be very far
afield to state that every young man
desires to achieve success in some
line of endeavor that would seem to
be a normal desire to say the least.
But it must be equally obvious that
in working toward a realization of this
natural desire one must have the
assistance of others.
No man really lives unto himself,
even though some would seem to indicate
the contrary to be true. And
one of the best ways to acquire the
assistance of others, even in the hard
headed business world, is to practice
" The charm of deference to superiors,
of polite recognition of equals,
is one of the surest passports to good
Indeed, more than that is true: It
will bring you official recognition,
command the respect and deference of
others and tend to pave the way for
sure advancement to greater things
in life. Therefore, you cannot take too
much pains to cultivate and develop
in yourself this important grace
of character. - EX
THE BLUE BONNET
OSCAR'S OPUS NO. TWO
If yu tink Billy Goat can butt
Yust take a ride off CALLEPUTT
It giving yu vun awful yolt
Much vorse dan kick from Larson's colt,
Da plane start Qvick from vere she stood,
Da first few times it ain't feel gude.
First ting yu know yu get gude scare
Yure lungs dey ain't can getting air
Yure stummik tink it's falling down
Yu tink, By Vee, yu sune sko] drown
Yu vondcring vere yu can be
And sune find out yure out to sea.!
Dis CALLEPUTT ban used to me
Be shoot me plenty much, By Yee,
He ain't can scare dis Svede no more
Like gUYs vich ain't been off before,
Ay tank dat it ban lots of fun
1' u getting shot from dis har gun.
Ay spose some day Ay learn to fly
Vit Anyel fellers In da sky
And skol be proud like everytings
Of my first pair of nice white wings,
But Ay suppose it break my heart
If dere no gun to help me start.
In a very close game, full of exciting
situations the HOUSTON lost
to the MEDUSA last Sunday by a
score of 8 to 6. It was either teams
game up to the last moment. At one
time we had the bases loaded and none
out. Unfortunately the batters couldn't
produce a bit when most needed.
Rimmer pitched an excellent game
allowing only one earned run. Errors
accounted for the rest.
We have our two toughest games
behind us and should make a much
betel' showing from now on.
Weare by no means out of the
running. You who missed the last
game ( and less than a handful were
present) deprived yourself of some
real excitement. A little support from
the stands is just the tonic our ball
club needs. We play the CHICAGO
at 1230 today at avy Field Long
Beach. The team is doing its part;
get out and give them a hand.
Father- My son surely is broadminded
Ditto- That's all my son thinks
" Sir, may I have your daughter for
" Bring your wife around and I'll
The folks at home will enjoy reading
the Blue BO: lnet. Mail it!
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After a rather busy three weeks
aboard the HOUSTON, holding our
own gunnery exercises, towing for the
ship's machine gun battery and flying
in maneuvers, the Aviation Unit welcomes
a few days respite to catch
up on quite a bit of upkeep work on
all of our planes. Not much time has
been available during all of these
flight operations to keep up our routine
work necessary to keep our planes
in a good flying status. The plane
crews are to be complimented for the
work they have accomplished under
these same conditions. Not once has
a plane been put out of flying condition
in the past three weeks. That,
in itself speaks well for our plane
Our pet, the Port Hangar, is begining
to look shipshape after a bit of
touching up here and there. " Gunner"
Swenson has the situation under
Martin, our dashing food dispenser,
seems to have the loudest say insofar
as the spud pile is concerned.
Ronnie continues to improve his
appearance as long as this weekly
sea duty goes on.
lt seems as though Dave Steele is
gifted with an artistic sense of humor.
Witness his portrayal of " Charlie"
Noble's gallant efforts at love making.
Wonder what has happened to
Wright lately? We haven't heard
about Texas for some time now.
George Thornton is still commuting
to Los Angeles.
Hollingsworth hasn't invested in
any civic property in Long Beach as
yet. More than likely he hasn't made
up his mind as to the disposal of the
last bit of property he paid for.
" Were you out with mother last
" Sh- h! Not so loud, son. Do you
want me to get in trouble with the
Many a man has been nailed by a