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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 36, 1937-09-04 - Page 4. September 4, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 20, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/739/show/738.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (September 4, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 36, 1937-09-04 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/739/show/738

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 36, 1937-09-04 - Page 4, September 4, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 20, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/739/show/738.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 36, 1937-09-04
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 36, 1937-09-04
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Thompson, R. B., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Boris, John, circulation
  • Smith, G. A., printer
  • Beckwith, R. L., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
Date September 4, 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 Pace. THE BLUE BONNET U. S. S. Houston 9- 4- 37 800. s • • • • Divisional Baseball Standing Jack 0' the Dust: " What's the tech­nical name for snoring?" Pill Roller: " Sheet Music." The United States Senate has passed a bill providing for the payment of $ 15,000 to Mrs. Claude P. Gresham, widow of Lt. Comdr. William F. Gres­ham, U. S. N., and to another person who who collaborated in the develop­ment of a new invention which will practically assure the transmission of communications in time of war with­out fear of the code beng deciphered. In order to prevent the invention being patented, the Government con­fiscated it immediately so as to have exclusive control thereof for national defense purposes. This action denied Commander Gresham his right to have his invention used by other than the United States. The early days were trying times for seamen, days of coal and ashes, fire doors, slice bars, and swing­ing bags from the holds of colliers. " But how differ­ent today the modern navy is, oil in­stead of coal, electrical driven ships with all modern electric equipment, and many other changes that brings much comfort to the youth who sail the seas in our navy. 000 000 There was a time, some 75 or a hun­dred years ago, when the expression used by a man- o'- warsman, ( 48 or 72) would have meant a ship of that num­ber of guns. Today the terms apply to liberty or leave periods. A " 48" is a two day liberty, a " 72" a three day leave. As far back as 1850, a certain Dr. Lardner predicted the use of artillery projectiles filled with chemicals which would produce clouds of " arsenic and prussic acid gasses." He pointed out the great volume of gas which could be secured from chemicals in a solid or liquid state. Dr. Lardner disignated the chemical compounds suitable for 10beling into artillery shells by the beneral name " Kakodyles." 000 • • • • ( From Pall'e 1.) A Pack Of Playing Cards thought it highly improper to play cards, even for fun. Perhaps the fol­lowing interesting story of a man who once compared a deck of cards to the Bible could be used as an ef­fective argument against those who have scruples against playing cards. Richard Land, a private in the 42d Foot Troops of the " Black Watch" of the British Army early in the 18th century, was brought before the may­or and lord protector of Glasgow, charged with playing cards during di­vine service. He said he had no Bible or Prayer Book and was using the pack of cards instead. When asked to explain what he meant he answered: " When I see the ace, it reminds me of the one God; the Duce recalls the Father and the Son; the trey, the three persons of the Trinity: the four spot reminds me of tne four Evangelists; the five, the five wise Virgins; the six, of the days of Crea­tion; the seven, of the seventh day of Sabbath; the eight recalls the right­eous persons in the Ark; the nine, the ungrateful lepers; the ten, the Com­mandants; the King suggests the King of Heaven; the Queen, the Queen of Sheba who sought Wisdom from Solomon; the knave ( jack)- here he hesitated, but being urged, went on: " The knave stands for the constable who arrested me." The lord protec­tor of Glasgow interrupted to remark that the constable seemed to have been a fool, even though not a knave. Then the soldier continued, " There are 365 pips ( spots) in the pack, which recall the days of the year; 52 cards, pne for each week; 12 face cards one for each month; and the 13 tricks represent the number of weeks in a quarter. Thus the pack of cards serves as a Bible, a Prayer Book and an al­manac. A few sailors were seated on the front row during the circus perform­ance when a charming lady lion- tamer beckoned to a savage- looking lion to take a piece of sugar from her mouth. " Why, I could do that trick, ex­claimed one of the sailors. " Oh," replied the fair one, " could you really?" " You bet," said the sailor, " just as easily as the lion." Percent · Lost age o 1.000 1 .750 2 .500 2 .500 3 .250 4 .000 Won 4 3 2 2 1o Percent · Won Lost age 3 0 1.000 4 1 .800 3 2 .600 2 2 .500 1 2 .300 1 3 .250 o 3 .000 GP 4 4 4 4 4 4 GROUP " A" Nosey News ' Bout Ev'body ( From Pap s.) Barney Oldfield had nothing on Pri­vate Barney of the Fighting 5th in the way of speed. When you can go from Private first to 2d Lieutenant in one evening at the Towne Club, ac­cording to the ladies, " that's speed." Don't worry pal, we won't give you away, but competition is something tol'able. • • • • Orders from the Bureau of Navigation have made a change in the Medical Department. We are about to lose our greatly liked Doc. Dockery, who is to be relieved by Lt. Comdr. G. A. Alden, ( MC~, U. S. N. We wish Doc. Dockery a happy cruise in his new duty and welcome aboard his relief to our Rambling Ship. ----- 0- Vallejo Val: " Was he on his knees when he proposed?" ' Frisco Kate: " No, I was on them." Team GP " B" Division 3 " C" Division 5 4th Division 5 3d Division 4 5- H- N Division 3 1st Division 4 " E" Division 3 Team " S" Division " R" Division " A" Division " F" Division ,. M" Division 2d Division GROUP " B" Our dashing " sew- sew" man, the ship's tailor, spent a very enjoyable week­end in the mountains with ( rod and gun) fishing and hunting so to speak. ( Woe unto the fish or deer when this noble sportsman gets loose in thll hills.