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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 29, 1937-07-16 - Page 3. July 16, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 20, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/704/show/702.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Hall, A. D., associate editor. (July 16, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 29, 1937-07-16 - Page 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/704/show/702

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 29, 1937-07-16
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 29, 1937-07-16
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Hall, A. D., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Thompson, Robert B., circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
Date July 16, 1937
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 11
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 Greetings and Goodbye Friends and Shipmates! That's quite a lot for Adam Chatterbox to say in one breath - the goodbye part isn't at all easy to say either. Last Christmas when Obie O'Brien, our good friend and the late M. C. of this program went the way of all sea- faring men and departed for other duty, he asked me to take over the helm. It was with some mis­givings that your faithful announcer allowed the Irishman to blarney him into taking on the rather dubious po­sition of Nosey News editor. Believe it or not, but it has never been re­gretted. Since that time much water has gone under the Rambler Ship's bow and happy Houstonites have had many a hilarious time. In broadcast­ing the highlights of the past seven months happenings and making per­sonality comments with abandon, Adam sincerely hopes no feelings have been deeply hurt; that friends have been amused and that enemies ( if any) have not been unduly irri­tated. He has enjoyed trying in a humble way to make the Houston even a happier ship than she has always been, to bring the entire ship's com­pany closer together, and contribute a few laughs now and then. Right here and now Adam wishes to thank each and everyone who has in any way helped to make the ever­popular Nosey News highly success­ful. That includes all those persons who have made an appearance, some­times to their embarrassment. You're fine shipmates, gang- they just don't come any better- and the friendly feeling between all the men of the several Divisions is something worth being proud of. It's t~ factor that makes really " good ships" and you can't find too many of them. THE BLUE BONNET Harried Husband: Clipped from one of the better known news sheets is one that's too good to keep. If you didn't see it, have a chuckle... ( Head­line) FLEET'S IN; MAN WANTS WIFE JAILED- One Portland hus­band apparently was duly impressed by the arrival of five navy vessels in port Wednesday. The individual rush­ed to police headquarters and breath­lessly asked police for assistance. " The sailors are in town," the man explained, " and my wife likes them. I wonder if you would lock her up until after they have gone." Police informed the agitated hubb~ that they were unable to fulfill the request. * * * * Little Brotheritis: GSK Gene Fin­ney, swains a booful Hollywood Miss. ( Tis reported that wedding bells are ready to ring.) She is the proud big sister of a bright- too bright- ten year oldster who is the exact counter­part of Peck's Bad Boy. One of his favorite pastimes is to leave his trundle bed long before midnight arm­ed with a flashlight, ( when lights are low, if not out) and with stealthy tread haunt the love birds. Finny finds this most upsetting, but doesn't know what to do about it. ADAM AD­VISES: Buy him a shotgun, Finney, and show him how to shoot himself. * * * * Adam Exits: It's been lots of fun and I hope you've enjoyed a part of my time on the air- and in your hair. So long, and best of luck Shipmates. I give you " Scoops" Sivak. Take it lads! May your snooping be good. ADAM CHATTERBOX is dead- long live Nosey News! * * * * Realize now what a good snoop ar­tist Adam really was after trying all week to get the latest in news happen­ings which occur to those who have been making this column. The Hous­ton's crew is rapidly changing, which makes it rather difficult to keep up with the news happenings which can make this column interesting if only someone would contribute them. As it is, going to press this week, I find that Adam left this column a bit too soon. * * * * Realizing that we must start some­how, we'll start in by giving that man from Arkansas, Byron McElhanon the honors of being first by letting you Page 3 A Mystery Of The Sea Still unsolved to this day is the mystery of the " Commodore." On the night of 6 April 1901 a vessel appear­ed off Tebo's yacht basin in South Brooklyn, New York, drifting in on the flood tide. Workmen hailed her and upon receiving no answer they boarded her and found not a soul a­board. Every nook and corner was searched but no trace of life was to be found, and further, no trace could be found of anyone ever having been aboard her. It was unbelievable but there she was, as real as any ship that ever sailed the high seas. Sub­sequent investigations revealed no­thing more than that the vessel was not registered in any port in the world. Editor's note: Individual solution of this mystery should be interesting. Where do you think the " Commodore" came from? all know that he claims that he is a much better baseball player than any of the regulars on the ship's team. Doe n't care to lower his league standing by playing with scrubs as he calls our team. * * * * Another growler is the " s" Divi­sion, Bill Yates. Doesn't like the way the fire watches are being maintained in his division by the other sections. States that he wouldn't be able to do any work in the Pay Office next day after using their watch system. Stood his first watch last night using his system. Slept all day today. * * * * With Charlie Campbell, alias Yap­Yap, leaving us soon, this column will only have to worry about the other two Campbell who drop in this col­umn occasionally. Sure will mi s that clear, deep rich voice of his over the announcing system. * * * * The lighting effect is very unusual in the mess- attendants compartment. Wonder why they have red bulbs glowing instead of the regular i sue. Have you ever tried to get past the Oil King's shack to get to the wash­rooms? Reminds me of the subways back in New York. More arguments are settled in that vicinity than any­where else on board.