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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 3. 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/587.

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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 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/589/show/587

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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 3, 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/587.

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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
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  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • 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.
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Transcript Page Three name: Harry J. Hart. He return­aUUl'esses letters to his lady with Ule lUitlals, li. J. and a sketch of a quivering heart. • • • • • • • • Charlie " Yap- Yap" Campbell once made these paragraphs lively with ~ is antics and skiddings; lately his IIgnt has been hidden under an old hatch cover. Today finds him in the limelight again. Reason: When a hairy chested Coxswain wears pink silk haberdashery- and we don't mean neckties- that is news1 • • • • • • • • Ambition and persistence is re- ~ arded in the case of " Red" Meyers, lOrmer fireroom burner twister. " l{ ed's" burning yen to · strike for l!; lectrician's Mate was made known over a., year ago but until this week he kept right on " missing his calling". Weare now happy to report he is unJer the experienced, if somewhat eccentric tutelage of di Pierce and seems contented though " shocked". • • • • • • • • You had fair warning, so don't kick! Little Audry found her kid sister chopping off little brother's fingers and toes and tossing them into a hot frying pan. Little Audry laughed and laughed, and laughed . . . She knew her sister couldn't cook. • • • • • • • • One of this battle buggy's gayer blades paid rapt attention to a C- 30 Club girlie all thru the evening. Champaign cocktails an' everything. The sky was the limit! Just before the two o'clock curfew bell rang he looked in every nook and corner for the damsel, who had " gone to powder her nose" . . . no- could- find. Duck Weber had been left holding the proverbial sack . . . and to reflect on the in­consistancies of women generally. • • • • • • • • Oddity of the week: Doctor Bchlack was actually seen sitting down durine working hours! • • • • • • • • Thi and That: Strange though true, is the story about Fritts, new boat engineer becoming marooned in a mQtor launch while tied to the boom.. He says he was so hungry he didn't have the strength to climb that ladder even if it was supper time. . . It is rumored ~ ammy Ashcraft of the 3rd. is an authority on love making pro­ceedure in a trolly car . . . Barthe of the " E" makes this sheet again because he parked his brother's ear ( Continued on Page Four) • THE BLUE BONNET To ban Daly of the " R" goes this wei! k's prize. Dan is now rated the topflght economist of the ship. His night's lodging expenditure has reach­ed a new low; 5 cents was the out­lay and in a pent house, no less! In­vestigatiors found it was one of those so humorously described in Chic Sale's classic, " The Specialist". • • • * • • • • " coop! ... Mosher, who swears he's a Boilermaker, beats this unusual cali­fornia weather- which is more un­usual than usual- bY sleeping with a genuine, old fashioned water bottle. That is one for the book! • * • • • • • • Story of the week. The lad who thought to embarrass the popular Ship's Service Store operator by hang­ing out the artistically done sign, " HEAD'S GYP JOINT", failed miser­ably. Head enjoyed the joke and in­sists business has doubled within the week. Aside: We think the jokes­tel' had something . . . • • • • • • • • To one of the First division's play-boys, an orchid for originality. His * * * • • • • • makeup was affected by several One lad remarked: " Fred Astaire sure sang a mouthfull when he yeodeled , ... and the Pacific isn't pacific'! ' * • • • • • • • Joe West was on the job the other day when the body of a luckless man was fished out of San Pedro harbor. H~ reports the incident: " I dashed up With my pad and pencil all set for an interview ... but he wouldn't talk!" • * • • • • • • " Goon" Jones of the galley force had a birthday Thursday, January 14th. In his honor there was a " spank­ing" good party given by division mates with much gusto. Hearty cheer­ing for " Goon" and fun a'plenty for the merrymakers, was only slightly overshadowed by groans from the guest of honor, who hasn't been seen sitting since. • * * * •••• This roving reporter made aspecial trip to the Majestic Ballroom last week for devious reasons. Most Hou­stomtes were tripping it somewhere else. Once the favorite haunt of our terpsicorean inclined, only a handfull of the old crowd put in an appearance. early forgot to mention that " Doc" Visard and " Frenchy" Latour held the usual position-- beside the gate nearest the orchestra. It would seem strange OT to find them there. ' BOUT NEWS NOSEY EV'BODY Hear Ye! Hear Ye! This week's meet~ ng is hereby called to order! No stomping fellow citizens, please. This is a business meeting, not a barn dance! Mister Chairman, if you will show Hank Cromwell the cuspidor and call the roll, we will proceed. • * • * * * * * The first matter for consideration concerns an anonymous threat re­ceived by an innocent member of osey News Incorporated. The mis­guided threatwriter claims member­ship in a Black Hand group and his underhanded methods reek with Dime­Story melodrama. The hand lettered message, embellished with crude sketches of a spreading " Black Hand" ~ nd a claw hammer, read thusly: ' WATH YOUR STEP ... THE HAM­MER IS ABOUT TO FALL! !" At the bottom, apparently an afterthought this was added, " And it will be ~ CLAW hammer!" What all this means or who the perpetrator is we nether know nor care; we would like to know why the disgruntled one specifies a claw hammer?? NOTE: It is reported our No. 1 sleuth is hot on his trail and WI' 11 unmask the mystery man any moment. • * * • * • * * In accordance with the double-barreled warning to all hands by our ~ ently departed columnist an effect- Ive smoke screen has been ' lai. d down by the most persistent of our he~ dline chrash~ rs. Nevertheless, each division as It's harwdOl'leing undergroun~ : an and the news continues to filter m: ough, though a bit hazily. The IT t10 of this column is: IF YOU DO - WE'LL PRI TIT! • •• * • * •• This week, new additions to the ;~~ r ~ lls. of Uncle Sam's avee b fall' Sized sample of that time ~ LO._ Dopred'o combm' at'lon- pork chops and """ aClfic's SI. Cken. mg roll. Pale green