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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. 41, 1937-10-23 - Page 2. October 23, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/769/show/766.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (October 23, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 41, 1937-10-23 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/769/show/766

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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. 41, 1937-10-23 - Page 2, October 23, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/769/show/766.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 41, 1937-10-23
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 41, 1937-10-23
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
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date October 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., Commandinl' 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., SlUe R. B. Thompson, Seale Circulation: John Boris, F2e 23 October 1937 VALLEJO vs LONG BEACH Having been a " Houston" sailor for the past year and not being qualified to be classified as a " Golden Grainer" I feel, as do several others of my standing, that some one should dis­pute the editorial published in last week's Blue Bonnet. To be more ex­plicit, I refer to the column that pub­lished ( from " Little Ocko Says") that paragraph pertaining to the return of the Houston to Long Beach and the glad feelings that were supposedly en­shrouding the majority of the Hous­tonites. From past readings of that column, it has always been my own and my hipmates' opinion, that the column was a " Snooper's Digest" of Nosey News but after reading this first para­graph of last week's issue and thor­oughly canvassing the ship I find that " Little Ocko" is somewhat off in his calculations, regarding the " Joy" we were supposed to openly reek with ere we returned to Long Beach. So to " Little Ocko" this effort is earnestly dedicated and I trust that somehow or other it may find its way into this coming week's Blue Bonnet for the subject is an item that bas certainly been a laugh to many of us. There are PLE TY of us who would like very much to return to Vallejo, and thi is sincere. Considering the most of us who have seen this letter before it was printed, there are not one of us who has ever been treated any nicer, any­place than we were in Vallejo and not to go to the extreme or ridiculous we would much rather be in Vallejo than Long Beach . . . with or without the " Pike." Co- ed: " We must be getting home­we girls are out after hours." Sailor: " We're out after ours too." THE BLUE BONNET Dear Sal, Now that our ship 0' steel is swing­ing ' round a buoy in another part 0' tha briny Pacific stead 0' snugglin' to a warf at tha avy Yard us Navies are beginnin' to get used to tha change of clamberin' into a ship's boat when liberty call sounds. This idea of not gettin' set in one place is better'n Pa's scheme of changin' tha chorin' around so's to shift it among us boys. In this way, Pa allus said, we wouldn't be run­nin' into a rut in our early days and later be allus content with a miserable lot in life. But : l body can carry changin' a­round a mite too far sometimes. You gotta use your noggin' in some situa­tions. Just tha other day one 0' tha lads who hasn't been in Uncle Sam's avy for long came traipsin' to me with his face a hangin' down and a catch in his voice. Said he, " I cannot see tha reason I have to wait for these rates. Why can't I take Uncle Sam's examinations now and go right up to chief? There's nothing against me from fillin' such shoes in short order." . So I took a look at tha lad, and told hIm to draw up to me and listin to some words 0' wisdom. Said I, " When I was a lad back on tha farm still a goin' barefoot and wearin' kne~ pants it use to be my custom to go out be~ hind tha old barn ..." " What's that got to do with it?" said he, cuttin' me short. " Just a second," I continued " tha barn hid me from tha pryin' eye~ of Pa and Ma. And when I sneaked off on such occasions, it was because I allus hankered to be draggin' at a cig­arette or some smokin' material just like Pa and tha rest of tha men did. Then I would get out some newspaper, roll up some corn tassel in it, and puff a":, ay as carefree as any of them. I tned coffee, dried leaves, grape vines and about everything else for variety until I began to feel I was sort of get­tin' tha hang of it." ( Continued on Pal'e 4.) OSCAR'S OPUS Editors note-- Lieutenant Dahl who contributed so regularly to the Blue Bonnet while he was attached to this vessel as Senior Aviator is still writ­ing poems whenever the muse strikes him. Oscar Opus, poems coached in Swedish dialect, was the high spot of the paper. Below is a recent one which appeared in the Bureau of Aeronautics News Letter. GUDE NAVIGATION Tvinkle unidentified star How Ay vunder whu yu are Sittin up dar in da sky High above my PeeBeeVy; Now Ay see yu, now Ay can't, Pleas sit still in my octant; By Heck, Ay gat yu at last Peekin tru high overcast. Tvinkle, Tvinkle, Beetleyoos Or perhaps yure Arcturoos, Ay ban get yure altitoot And, Ay tink, yure azimoot B~ t Ay aint skol do so gUd~ V~ tout halp from Mister Rude. LIttle Altair, Hou yu du! Ay find out dat it ban yu! Ay ban hoping pretty sune Tu gat fix vit yu and Moon But it aint so gude, By Ye~, For Ay use rong G. C. T. And vhile vorking out da sight Ay keep flying tru da night Up and down and tu and fro Somevhere vest of Mexico. Down skol come and bring some light And by den Ay vork da sight It ban kinda late, Ay spose, Tu gat fix right on da nose But Ay run it, By Heck, Cross it vit Teventepec And Ay getting fix, By Yee Dad ban gude enuf for me. ' € to MONDAY MORNING LAMENT Here I lie on my bed, My mouth is dry-- ooh, my head! ~! muscles ache, my feet are sore, TIS, morning after the night before. Can t taste my food, I have no pep Spent all my dough, and lost my r~ p. Just let me sleep, I sure feel bad Boy- what a wonderful time I ~ ust have had. ( Dedicated to whom the shoe fits.)