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-: 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., Commanctinl' and Com'
mander C. A. Bailey, U. S. N., Executive Officer.
EDITOR, Lieut. ( jg) E. A. McDonald
Assistant Editor: R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk
Associate Editor: A. D. Hall, MMlc
Full Power Run Successful
Can you solve this one?
Six men were playing a game of
draw poker at a round table. All stayed
the first round before the draw.
Swartzell sat between two players
who bumped the pot before the draw.
Crego thought Webb a slow player.
The dealer had two pair at the go in.
Jones put the least money in the pot.
Webb had never held a straight flush
in his life.
Brown got first cards on the draw.
The winner did not bump before the
The pot was opened under the guns.
Eufemia was sorry for the player on
his right who held four aces at the
The first card dealt on the draw to
the second player on the dealer's
left was red.
The player on Webb's left looked at
Now name the dealer, the opener,
and the winner of the pot; and also
place the various players in the order
in which they sat.
The best and nearest correct answers
dropped in the Blue Bonnet contribution
box in the recreation compartment
will be in the next issue
along with the correct answer. Added
provision: If there are too many correct
answers to print, then the names
of those submitting correct answers
will be printed.
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deal more to it than that: To complete
such runs at high speed with no casualties
or penalties, requires not only
the smooth- working cooperation of
every man in the Black Gang- from
the fireman on the floorplates to the
Chief Engineer in Main Control- also,
but often overlooked, is the fact that
complete success depends on the help
and cooperation of all hands outside
the department directly concerned.
Because this help was so willingly
given all along the line, the Chief Engineer
wishes to sincerely thank all
who played a part however small, not
omitting the " forgotten men," those
deck force mess cooks who took care
of that duty for the day.
You got me all flabbergasted and a
wearin' one 0' those sick moonin'
looks. ' Tis worse'n spring fever ere
tha sulphur and black strap commences
a workin' on a body's feelin's and
blood stream. And tha boys have to
blare out a blast 0' reveille in my
direction afore they can get me to
connect tha brain cells with my hearin'
gear. You've sorta took tha spring
outa my frame, Sal, but tha brain is
a dwellin' and a takin' it easy in some
mighty comfortin' thoughts.
Certainly caused my peepers to
want to come a pilin' outa tha sockets
and take a lotta hop, skips, and
jumps around to see tha good old
homestead again and all the familiar
First thing I did after Boozy Bowman
brought me over from Simsonville
through a gawkin' passel 0' yokels
in front 0' tha general store was
to set out a searchin' for Felix. ice
and polite I was a goin' to pass out
a warnin' for tha conivin critter to
stay away from your doorstep. Tha
word musta got out fasterin' wild fire
cause nary a soul could remember a
seein' Chicken Mouth after I hove up.
Bet he's a tremblin' and a hidin' ' n
some black hole a coupla counties
I'll never forget us, a swingin' ' n
tha barrel stave hammock and a
holdin' hands. Gone went tha thoughts
0' my multiplyin' pigs and poultry.
Gone went tha hankerin' to sail again
on tha salty brine. There was just
you, a yearnin' for a smackin' kiss
from me. And I was a reachin' over
with tha feeliin' 0' heaven ' n my soul,
a goin' to touch your lips with my
spray splashed ones when all of a
sudden tha barrel staves gave a
mighty crack and poured us on tha
cold hard dirt, so hard and a makin'
so much confusion it brought your
Pa out fasterin' a fox at a huntin'
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Robert B. Thompson, Seale
16 July 1937
bank or trust company, and forwarding
to the Treasury Department
which will promptly send a check
drawn to the order of the owner of
the bond. Redemption may be made
at any time after sixty days from
date of purchase at purchase price
plus the accrued interest as stated on
the face of the bond.
The Treasury Department shows an
attractive point when they remind you
that an investment of $ 18.75 per
month for one hundred twenty months
then assures the investor of an income
of $ 25.00 per month for the
same length of time. In addition they
point out that Savings Bonds, the
same as any other government bonds,
are not taxable; though, likewise,
may not be held to aggregate of more
than $ 10,000.00 in one calendar year.
Which last statement is of course of
little importance to the average enlisted
Further information on United States
Savings Bonds may be had by
simply sending a letter requesting
such to the Treasurer of the United
States, Washington, D. C.
Army Buys Autogyros
The Secretary of War recently announced
the purchase of six autogyros
complete with spare parts from the
Kellet Autogyro Corporation of Philadelphia,
Pa., at a cost of slightly over
$ 238,000. They are to be used by the
infantry, artillery and cavalry for reconnaissance,
observation of fire, carrying
messages, and command missions.
They have a cruising speed of
125 miles an hour and a minimum endurance
of two and a half hours with
the ability to land on a 150 foot field.