SAL ANSWERS GUS
Yes, I'm right smart jealous of
the peace and comfort pou're ahavin',
' cause we aint had much lately. It's
a wonder I can calm myself enough
to scribble you this letter; I'm that
weak and trembly you could push me
over with a flat iron.
There sure has been a passel of
trouble a poppin' around these her
parts since Felix Jackson stole his
Pa's jug of " popskull," then traded
his prize sow for a 1918 Model " T"
Ford. It was the one what won the
blue ribbon at the County Fair and
Pa Jackson's heart was wrapped up
in that old hog. He swore he'd fill
Felix's hide so full of buckshot it'd
take a four horse team to haul him
to the hospital.
Felix come to our house to stay
until his Pappy cooled a mite, and he
was mighty nice to me too. Well,
they finally met down at Rick Skimmerhorn's
blacksmith shop and I
l'eckon they had a tolable argyment.
Anyways, Felix offered to give his
dappled saddle horse for the sow and
that pacifyed the old man a smidgin;
they finally got in the machine and
started down the pike for home.
Maybe it was some more of the
" popskull," maybe it was just that
young feller's natural recklessness,
anyhow, he let the darned fool contraption
get off the road and run
smack thru the middle of old Mrs.
Doty Bodkin's front yard. He run
plum over all her fancy flower beds;
knocked over the summer house;
ruined the brand new chain pump;
crashed into one corner of the porch
and ended up in the chicken house
up- side- down. The old widow lady
fainted, but when she came to, the
air was blue around there for more'n
a spell. Felix tried to sooth her withnice
talkin' but she wouldn't listen
and declares she'll sue the Jackson's
for all their property's worth. ( That
aint a sizable lot, if you ask me.)
Friday night, Felix had got the
flivver back a runnin' and he asked
me to go with him to the dance at
the Plum Run schoolhouse. ' Pon my
word, Gus, that addle- pated feller
nearly scared me into a conniption
fit with his powerful reckless drivin'!
Why! once he was a goin' nearly
twenty- five miles an hour. Imagine
that ? ! Next time we walk.
THE BLUE BONNET
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they stop kicking ... Recently the" E"
Division made a foraging raid on the
Log Room and when they left the
hard- boiled eggs went with them ...
Hope the fish choked ... Congratulations
to D. P. Hartley. Glad you
made the coveted " buttons" fellow ..
.. More Congratulations to the surprised
quartet: " Pop" Adkins, " Buck"
Weaver, St Marie and Yarbrough.
Can't think of five guys we'd rather
see make it ... In a hurry or otherwise.
Pop ( or " Tilly" as he was
once called when with the Edsall on
the A iatic Station) was the most
flabbergasted of them all. He had
that old white hat spinning like a
top ... Why did " Sadie" Gowler insist
on sitting on Michau's lap at the
movies ... Another query: Does our
Ship's Service Comptroller General
( some- time Osborne) have big ears
or is he just naturally a likable cuss?
Tha's all folks. It isn't " hoomalimali"
when I say, it's mighty nice
of you to listen.... A. loha nuil
Here's to the modern marine of today,
The man who blocks the passageway.
He's always there and seems to know
Just when and where you want to go.
The situation is well in hand:
There are no ladders left unmanned.
Marines to the left, marines to the right.
To get anywhere yeu have to fight.
With his big feet all over the floor,
He parks his frame within each door;
He sticks to his spot as if by glue.
And gives you a growl as you stumble through.
With marines in the way, you can't go farThat
explains how they won the war.
- The Cub.
Felix sez he's a courtin' me for
certain, but I fancy you, Gus. Ma
tells me I'm a wastin' time on you and
Pa ' lowes you eat too much and can't
plow a straight furrow. That sets a
gal to ponderin,' Gus, but I calculate
you still hold first place, even if you
are the biggest eater that ever lived
in Muskrat County. This leaves me
feelin' right pert for spring 0' the
year, except that I've a monstrous
big boil on the back of my neck.
Hopin' you're the same, I'll say " aw
revanueer" for this time.
USS Houston- 5- 1- 37- 1, OOO.
LIEUT. ( jg) LYONS MARRIES
Saturday, 17 April, Lt. ( jg) C. M.
Lyons in a solemn, colorful, Naval
wedding took as his bride Miss
Eleanor Hartnett of Dorchester, Mass.
The wedding was solemonized at St.
Brendan's Church, Dorchester. Lt.
( jg) J. W. Williams, former Houston
Officer now attending the Submarine
school in New London, served as best
Mr. Lyons, now serving on the
Balch, will be remembered in his capacity
of Houston Signal and 4th
Division Officer during 1934, 1935 and
part of 1936.
Upon returning from their honeymoon
in Bermuda the couple will
make their home. i. n.. S. an Diego.
NATIVE COWBOYS RIDE 500,000
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head of purebred cattle, the largest
single herd of such animals found any
place in the world; 2,000 of these
herefords are registered pure bloods.
Then bookkeeping became such a
problem that it was abandoned except
in certain herds, although the
majority of the cattle are eligible for
registration. Today they find their
way to the market as ordinary cattle
in spite of their perfect breeding.
The Parker Ranch boasts a herd of
cow horses, 2,000 in number, raised
exclusively for the use of Hawaiian
cowboys. The breeding of perfect animals
has also found its way in the
Parker horses, for the breed is being
continually developed. Polo ponies
from the Parker Ranch are sold around
the world..- 1'.
Coxswain: " Is she the kind of girl you
would give your name to?"
Seaman: " Well, maybe, but not my
Wife: " Don't drive so fast, you're
shaking my chin off."
Gunner: " You should worry, you've
got a couple of them."
" John," asked the nagging wife,
as they prepared to retire for the
night, " is everything shut up?"
" That depends on you," growled
John, " everything else is."