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McDonald, E. A.; editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan, associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 30, 1937-07-23 - Page 2. July 23, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 20, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/709/show/706.

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McDonald, E. A.; editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan, associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (July 23, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 30, 1937-07-23 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/709/show/706

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 30, 1937-07-23
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 30, 1937-07-23
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A.
  • editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan, associate editor
  • Thompson, R. B., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Boris, John, circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
Date July 23, 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 Page 2 -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication of the ship's company of the U. S. S. Houston, Captain G. N. Barker, U. S. N., Commanding and Commander C. A. Bailey, U. S. N., Executive Officer. Editor, Lieut. ( jg) E. A. McDonald Assistant Editor: R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Associate Editors: Stefan Sivak, Jr., SK2c R. B. Thompson, Seale Circulation: John Boris, F3c 23 July 1937 Military Construction Notes In the present race in naval acti­vities throughout the world much in­terest is being shown in new types of first line fighting ships, not to men­tion the extensive submarine con­struction. However the United States has not forgotten the all- important unit in its auxiliary ships. The House aval Committee last month approved a $ 50,000,000 construction program of auxiliary vessels, which has already passed the Senate. Six vessels will be authorized by this program- a sea­plane tender, a submarine tender, a destroyer tender, a fleet tug, a mine­sweeper, and an oiler. While domestic aircraft sales in the past few months have soared one third over the previous year, Uncle Sam also boosted the ante by placing his order and awarding a contract for 117 bombing planes that will cost over $ 11,000,000. This is said to be the largest peace time contract award for planes on record. Construction on the Navy's new 35,000 ton battleships is scheduled to start about six months from now. This tremendous task has been given to the navy yards at Philadelphia and ew York after deciding that all pri­vate bids were too high. This decision is calculated to save the American taxpayers a sum in the near vicinity of ten million dollars. .. ..,. " Does your husband talk in his sleep ?" " 0, and it's very exasperating. He just grins." • • • • Long Beach Betty: " Think of those Spaniards going 3,000 miles on a gal­leon." San Pedro Sally: " Aw furgit it, yuh can't believe all yuh hear about them furrin cars." THE BLUE BON ET Dear Sal, There's ways and means 0' cele­bratin' and they vary as do the crit­ters ' n a barnyard tha's runnin' free with a passel 0' variegated fowls and lice ridden stock. But tha celebratin' thas done amongst tha bright flickers 0' a big city sets a body to wonderin' says 1. Wanted to shake tha feet a bit, even if it was to tread around on a dancin' deck ' n a swayin' relaxin' waltz, so I eased tha body ' n Sunday go to meetin' clothes and hied up to one 0' those glitterin' palaces 0' music and song. A flock 0' sleek lookin' foreign­ers dressed ' n black and struttin' like turkey cocks jumped up from some­where, led me to a table, and pushed a big bill 0' fare under my nose. These waiters a easin' tha chair up on a body after he's got set to tha table is mighty perculiar business but if thas the way they do it where folks mill ' round it must be all right. Well, as I was a sayin', I took a squint at tha bill 0' fare and noticin' some mighty good vittles printed thereon I went down tha list on tha double quick, a barkin' out tha dishes as they pleased my fancy. Sorta sat back a takin' it easy and a lookin' at what tha other bodies were doin' when all of a sudden there l'ose such a squallin' and a cacklin' from somewhere that I commenced to think old Ned was a reachin' for me ' n a fit 0' sulphurous cursin'. But as I quieted down and forced my body from leapin' away to a good hidin' place I shifted tha peepers around till I caught sight of a passel 0' instruments from which gushed out tha noise. Mighty differ­ent from tha kind 0' fiddle screechin' old man Widenhammer usta eke outa his scarred old fiddle box. Yet it was sorta pleasin' once a body started get­tin' tha hang of it. Made a body think he would like to do tha reel on tha ( Continued on Pall'e 4.) Typical Day In The Life Of A Navy Yard Workman 0800- Whistle! 0801- 0830- En route to job. 0830- 0900- Scans blueprint. 0900- 100D- Devoted to meditation. 100D- Sends helper to tool room. 1115- Helper returns with required tools. 112D- Discovers that matchstick is lying on top of job. 1130- Sends helper for leading- man rigger. 1140- Helper returns with informa­tion that rigger will be down during the afternoon. 1200- Whistle! Helper killed in rush. 1300- Whistle! 1330- Arrives on job with new helper. 140D- Rigger arrives. 1400- 1500- Rigger estimates job. 1530- Crane arrives. 1530- 160D- Cables are secured around matchstick. 1600- Crane lifts matchstick clear of job. 1600- 1630- Helper arranges tools and turns air on to motor of dl'ill. 1630- Begins drilling %- inch hole. 1635- Hole completed. 1635- Standby to knock off. 1645- Whistle! ( The avalanche.) 165D- Ambulance arrives. 170D- Gangways are cleared of. all dead and maimed bodies. ' Tis the end of a perfect day! - Arklite. Whoosis? Do you know your radio stars? Here are the names of a few, can you give their real names? 1. Eddie Cantor 7. Fred Allen 2. W. C. Fields 8. Parkyakarkus 3. Gogo de Lyse 9. Glen Gray 4. George Burns 10. Jack Benny 5. Ben Bernie 11. Ted Lewis 6. A. C. Eschowitz 12. Rudy Vallee A proposal has been made in the State of Massachusetts that entertain­ment stars give their correct names. For the correct names of the above stars see page four. othing is easier than fault find­ing. No talent, no self- denial no brains, no character are requir: d to ~ et yourself up in the grumbling bus­mess.