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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. 38, 1937-09-17 - Page 2. September 17, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 20, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/749/show/746.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (September 17, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 38, 1937-09-17 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/749/show/746

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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. 38, 1937-09-17 - Page 2, September 17, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 20, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/749/show/746.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 38, 1937-09-17
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 38, 1937-09-17
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 17, 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 l'age 2 -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication of the ship's company of the U. S. S. Bouston, 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 Ciroulation: John Boris, F2c Prillters: G. A. Smith, Prtr3c R. L. Beckwith, Seale 17 September 1937 Little Ocko Says It sure seemed odd to see our No. 2 sheriff aboard over the past week- end. What happened, Smitty? " B" Division overwhelmed the com­mu. nication gang Saturday and so, now- well, who knows who will win the prize. It certainly seems strange to see our boys coming up from Small Stores Issue Room carrying regulation dress blues. Getting to be quite a habit these days. We take this opportunity to wish those of the ship's company leaving on the Henderson a happy cruise in the Asiatic Station. May we meet a­gain, fellows- So long! Too bad we can't think of the Gun­ner's Mate, third class, name who spent most of last Saturday afternoon be­low decks in natty looking dref; s blues and with his hail' so nicely combed. Have noticed that Acey Ducey is getting more popular on board lately. Better get in practice boys- liberty will be rather scarce when good old gunnery season hits us on leaving the yard. Something terrible must have hap­pened last Friday evening to Oil King Panama as he was seen working at 8: 30 and he wasn't alone either. Heard the other evening that Lieu­tenant Murray had a hard time con­vincing Red Clymer that a .45 pistol reloaded itself without his help. How about it, Red? Johnston, 1st Division, stayed a­board for supper the other evening! Investigation revealed that his wife had returned to Portland ( her home) and Al IS a very lonely boy. Cheer up lad! We're with you. Well, guess we'll pull this snoop news in now and " see you later!" Dear Sal, I ' low tha sayin' 0' " variety is tha spice 0' I i v i n'" has smacked into your pink ears at one time or other. There must be a parcel 0' wisdom chucked in those words or humanity would nary be a repeatin' ' em when tryin' to crack wise for somethin' that comes up unexpected like. This navy yard weather varies so much a body most wears himself out a changin' into and outa winter woolens, and it's sorta disconcertin' a breathin' a cold wintry blast one minute and then a parchin' one that would be tha envy 0' old Nick himself tha next. Yes sir, things like this sure make sayin's like that ' pear to be nothin' more than a dodderin' excuse for tha workin's 0' nature. Laie Swan, a sittin' on a cracker barrel over at the general store and a spittin' out chunks 0' Copenhagen snoose' on tha ;' ed hot heatin' stove between fits in argument use to tell about some didoes tha weather went through up there in tha north country. He ' lowed that his partner and him­self ran a tolerably long trap line up near tha arctic circle, and due to tha peculiar construction 0' tha valley where they snared tha fur beal'in' den­izens they got more sun than tha sur­roundin' country. " You never knew," said he, " whether it'd be so hot that a body could fry a chicken egg outa doors or be so cold you'd have to jump up and down afore you could start a thought to workin' in your noggin. And it was nigh on to impossible to keep a thermometer ' round because tha mercury went up and down so fast and often it was no time at all afore it would weal' through tha glass tube and tha mercury would come a pilin' out. But we usta like it," he allus said, " it was sorta interestin' not knowin' what kind 0' dinner a body'd have to eat, whether it was pipin' hot caribou or chunks 0' iced meat that ( Continued on Page 4.) Ode To A Beauty Into a restaurant to be fed Walked a Houston sailor with lusty tread. There was a twinkle in his eye As he sat himself down with a sigh. Then he saw her first Watching him with growing interest. Ever so saucy was her smile As she toyed with her food during the while. She possessed a cute, pert little nose. Her cheeks had the soft bloom of a rose. He longed to crush her soft, fine hair. She was grace and perfection, now quite so rare. He took note of each curve Each action full of luscious verve. Her eyes were mellow and brown Yet on them now was a frown. Would it be wise to speak, he thought Or would it be better to say naught. Then he decided to wait for her to finish Because now the baby was eating her spinach. Warranted Exasperation ( From Page 1.) get salt water from the sea." The man took the advice. As soon as his bucket hit the fast moving water he was yanked from his feet, and des­cribing a perfect arc from the deck of the destroyer he landed with a big splash into the ocean. Like a flash the cry of " man overboard, man over­board" went up, and the vessel had to maneuver in order to pick up the sail­or who had difficulty remaining afloat in the ocean hindered as he was by the bucket. After it was all over the captain called for the bos'n mate in order to get his versi1ln of the incident. When told in detail, he scowled and peered searchingly among the crew. " Where's that * * * who yelled man overboard," he bellowed. If I discover who it is I'll restrict him till the end of the war." Marine: " This liquor won't cause trouble to my eyes, will it?" " Not as long as you can pay for it," wa::; the bartender's reply.