Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1937-01-23
Page 2
File size: 628 KB
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor; Zeitfuss, W. C., re-write editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1937-01-23 - Page 2. January 23, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 22, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/589/show/586.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor; Zeitfuss, W. C., re-write editor. (January 23, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1937-01-23 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/589/show/586

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Mackenzie, C. J., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor; Zeitfuss, W. C., re-write editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1937-01-23 - Page 2, January 23, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 22, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/589/show/586.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1937-01-23
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. IV, 1937-01-23
Creator (Local)
  • Mackenzie, C. J., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Hall, A. D., associate editor
  • Zeitfuss, W. C., re-write editor
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date January 23, 1937
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 10
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
Item Description
Title Page 2
Format (IMT)
  • application/pdf
File Name _0383_L.pdf
Transcript Page Two -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weeIdT publieaUon, publiahed by the . hlp'. eompany of the U. S. S. HOUSTON, Cap­tain G. E. Baker, U. S. N., Commandinc and Commander P. K. Robottom, U. S. N., Executive Olfleer. EDITOR, Emicn C. J. Maekenzie Au't. Edltor:- R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Aa80elate Editor:- A. D. Han, MMle Rhrrite:- W. C. Zeitfuss, Bucle 23 JANUARY, 1937 * * * THE MAN BEHL~ D THE GUNS The most impressive incident of the Battle of Santiago, as related by an eyewitness in his memoirs, was when dapper Captain Paul St. Clair Murphy, USMC, paid his complements to Commodore Schley after the sur­render of the Colon. The two officers presented a striking contrast. Tall, handsome, excesively digni­fied Murphy, immaculately attired in his resplendent marine uniform, look­ing the picture of a character out of Anthony Hope's novels, hig- stepping or rather strutting, approached the Commodore, clicked his heels, saluted with a flourish and speaking in a loud, sonorous, measured voice said, " Commodore, permit me to con­gratulate you upon this glorious victo .... " Schley, in an old civilian alpaca coat, nondescript hat, without insig­nia of any kind, grimy and battle smeared, left sleeve stained with poor Ellis' blood, interrupted, saying, " No, no, Captain Murphy, not on the victory. Congratulate me on the honor and privilege of having under my command such splendid officers and men. Not to me nor to Captain Cook, but to them, the men behind the guns and the men below in the engine rooms, belong the credit for this great victory." ote: The above incident, witnessed by Captain Cook, Flag Lieutenant Sears, the narrator. of this anecdote, and one or two others, seems to have escaped mention. in any of the published re­ports of the batt. le.. .. " Your neighbors are honest, I hope?" asked the old Negro. " Yassir, dey it." " But you keep that loaded shot­gun near your hen coop." " Yas, dat's to keep ' em honest." THE BLUE BONNET Dear Sal, How the pigs doin' from the fall farrowin' old gal? Lay ya a mint lollypop to a bag of your old Pa's indian remedy there ashiverin' and atremblin' from the bone penetratin' blasts of old man winter these here days. Had the rip roarin'est time over on one of them other cruisers the other day. Haven't had so much fun since 1' a chopped off his big toe in the lawnmower. Well, iihe decks were covered with blood andgore [ from stem to stern; the shells were ahittin' the ship like a rivet hammer; steam pipes were abustin' and aspoutin' steam; and men were afallin' like flies. ' Twas a terrible sight. ( Sal, it wasn't actually really done, but was all imaginin'. And ya know how ya get worked up in things like that). The place was bloodier than the old butcher house down in the lower forty in hog killin' time. I was right in the thick of it, doin' my duty, ahelpin' the crew imagine, ashoutin' orders, and atellin' everybody they was dead. Felt sorry for one poor laddie. I says your'e dead to him real emphatic like, and he sa~' s " never felt better'n my life." Well, we all knew he was supposed to be deader than a mackeral at a fish fry. But ya can't get for with a soul like that. One of tha boys stared him in the eye right then and says you're dead, get down there and stay dead! He shivered a bit for a min­ute and the prettiest nipup ya ever did see. ' Twas so real he knock­ed his bean on a stanchion goin' down, and folded up like a tent. Goes to show ya, you gotta be real smart at imaginin' things' sometimes in this man's Navy. Heave a laugh at this. They got agassin' the ship with real gas so everybody had to rush on gas masks on the double quick. Didna' hurt a body ' twas believed when all of a sudden there was the most awfullest weepin', and walin' and atearin' of sheets. They had forgotten about tha Sick Bay. mck Bay didna furn­ish gas masks. So as I say, Sal, ' tis a hard, cruel, bitter world. Tell your Pa his new sea sick medi­cine didna work. What a fella needs is a scatterin' of good cement with his chow. She'll stay down and she'll stick. Get him aworkin' on that. Love, Gus. Last week this feature hit a snag. The editor responsible for the omis­sion is sorry and promises not to let this dereliction occur again. The radio bay station in the Port Tower has been completely installed. Much credit is due Noble, CRM, Read­ette, RMlc, and " Hoot" Gibson for thll time and effort spent in doing a fine job. Flight operations have been some­what limited during the past two weeks, even so, the " unusual" Cali­fornia weather has given us much to worry about. The squall of Tuesday before last gave us all a thrill and a thorough drenching, otherwise no casualties. In the excitement of the moment, the clamor of wedding bells was mis­taken for fire bells. Result: " Charlie" Noble got away again. The much monikered Rosenkrans has acquired another. First it was " Porky", then " Sunshine" and now it is " Goon"! Why, we ask? It's about time for Swenson to break all those fancy New Year's resolutions. Perhaps San Diego may prove his undoing. ( We hope!) Andy Mellon is advised to take ad­vantage of this week end and haunt the pike for his own god- if he didn't do it last week? Happy landin. g. s.,... Shipmates! A dentist had a room opposite the Salvation Army noticed that some patients who came to have gas sat down in the chair, looked out of the window, and then changed their minds, saying they would not have gas that day. The dentist did not discover the reason until one day he sat in the chair, and, looking through the window, saw painted on the op­posite wall in big letters, " Prepare to Meet Thy God."