The real cause for Andy Mellon's
marriage was the free drinks promised,
which failed to appear, much
to Andy's disgust.
Gibson, for long a confirmed lone
wolf, has decided to end it all and follow
in Andy's footsteps.
Due to the peculiar aroma of his
foo- foo water, " B. B." Rice has earned
a new name. How about it, " Stinky."
" Pappy" Reid blushingly admits
there is soon to be a blessed event.
When Chick and Lalor failed to deliver,
Andy lost all faith in mankind.
To quote him, " He who breaks his
word shall eat none of my spaghetti!"
Bill and Dave are ambitious for bigger
aviation- the big boats are calling.
Mac has gained the coveted fourth
button and lost his chief headacheour
ancient jilloppy at the Air Station.
Hollingsworth recently astonished
all hands by actually cranking his
plane. The final blow fell when Thornton
cranked next. Whereupon Veach
According to Joe Westfall, Colonel
Herm Morgan is a full- fledged radical,
the proud owner of a letter from
C. 1. O. headquarters, which began
" Dear Agitator."
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An old time salt who had completed
30 years of faithful service retired
with a comfortable fortune of $ 60,000.
He amassed this large sum through
his courage, enterprise, initiative and
attention to careful investment of his
savings, and the death of an Uncle
who left the sailor $ 59,999.
Observing a young lady standing alone,
the man stepped up to her and
said, " Pardon me. You look like Helen
" Yes," she said, " I know I do, but,
I look far worse in white."
THE BLUE BONNET
GUS'S WEEKLY LETTER
( Continued from Page 2.)
Tha lad started to look at me kind
of funny, but not seein' any reason for
any delay I went on. " One day Pa
happened to come around tha corner
real sudden- like when I was in tha
midst of one of my smokin' orgies. He
stopped, took a look at me, and then
a smile came over his face."
" Well, well, my boy" he said, " I
see you have taken up smokin' like tha
rest of us men. But why do you tremble
and hide back of a barn. It's somethin'
to be proud of. Come with me and
I will give you a good cheroot which
you can puff away on in tha house
for all to see and admire."
" Well, comin' from Pa this sorta
floored me, but I went in with Pa, arm
in arm, and drew up a chair. He handed
me a nice, new, black cigar with tha
words, " our first smoke together, son."
" So I commenced smokin' for all I
was worth to show Pa how good I
had become- even managin' a few
smoke rings. Pa didn't say much. He
just sat back a lookin' at me and enjoyin'
his own cigar with a kind of
satisfied look on his face. Ma took a
look at me and started to say somethin'
but Pa silenced her with a wave
of his arm so she went out in the kitchen.
" This sure is tha life, I thought. It
showed what a real man I was becomin'.
But somethin' started goin' wrong
with that cigar and before long I was
runnin' to tha fresh air. Tha awfulest
wave of sickness laid into me then
and I commenced to be afraid I might
" Well, Pa started in to laugh as if
he'd bust, but it was no jokin' matter
to me right then.
" My lad," said I to tha young sailor
of a few months, " that set me to
thinkin' right then and there, and tha
idea sorta crept in my mind that a
body can't be a rushin' things too
much, especially when there is still
peach fuzz on his face. So take it a
mite easy into rushin' into too many
changes or you're liable to be caught
in a pasture with nary a fence for a
long way off and tha bull'll be snortin'
and chargin' in your direction."
Would you believe it, Sal, that lad
said nary a word to me after that
about not being satisfied.
U. S. S. Houston- 10- 23- 37- 900.
Should the value
of the insurance
protection of Uncle
! l. nd sailors be
turned into silver
dollars and placed
edge to edge the line would equal the
distance around the world two and a
Rear Admiral Richard Byrd's famous
ship, Bear of Oakland, famed for its
Polar expeditions, is destined to enter
new and strange waters. As has been
the case of other famous vessels, the
Bear is to join the training forces of
the Merchant Marine. The city commissioner
of Belmar, N. J., has voted
to buy the sturdy vessel for a price
of three thousand dollars, and will
allow it to operate on the waters of
the Shark River. The Bear is well
known on the Pacific Coast, especially
in northern waters, for her many
years of duty with the Coast Guard
previous to being used by Admiral
Byrd a::; his flagship on his expeditions
to the South Pole.
THE SHIP'S MENAGERIE
( Continued from Page 1.)
the centipede nor the shark's mouth
bites; foxes are seldom seen on a
whaleback; but at a navy yard a camel
may come alongside. Everyone
knows that the watches between 4 and
8 p. m. are called dog watches because
they are curtailed.
" The 5hip herself has a head, eyes,
waist, body and bowels, a forefoot, a
regular devil's claw and sometimes a
heel. She prefers to wear colors by
day and always celebrates in full
dress. But when not particular about
wearing, she sometimes gets in stays.
Those fine, hardwood bars around the
capstan have given place to powerful
winches, but the ship still gets regularly
lit up. Now and then she gets
on a slue."