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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 4. October 23, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/769/show/768.

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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 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/769/show/768

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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 4, October 23, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 14, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/769/show/768.

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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 4 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. Cigars, Pop. 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 fainted. 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." -- -~ ll---- 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 Black." " 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 live. " 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. Love, Gus. U. S. S. Houston- 10- 23- 37- 900. Should the value of the insurance protection of Un­cle Sam's soldiers ! 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 half times. 000 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."