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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. 43, 1937-11-06 - Page 4. November 6, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/779/show/778.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (November 6, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 43, 1937-11-06 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/779/show/778

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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. 43, 1937-11-06 - Page 4, November 6, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/779/show/778.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 43, 1937-11-06
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 43, 1937-11-06
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 November 6, 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 BLUE BONNET U. S. S. Houston- 1l- 6- 37- 900. ..... Her: " I'm ~ rfect." Him: " I'm practice!" * * * * John Paul Jones, United States na­val hero, was not an American citi­zen, did not com­mand a fleet of American ship s, and his name is not Jones. Very little is known of his early life or of the exact time and circumstance of his arrival in this country. It is known, however, that he was a poor boy of Scotland, and that some time after his arrival in this country he became the protege of Wylie Jones, of Hali­fax County, North Carolina. It was through the efforts and influence of Mr. Jones that John Paul ( that was his name) was appointed an officer in the American Navy. With the consent of his patron and benefactor, who made possible his great naval career and thus gave him to the cause of American Independence. Routine drills on board ship some­times become rather dull and uninter­esting and occasionally someone is heard to ask: " Why so much drill, we all know what we are supposed to do and where we are supposed to go. So why keep on drilling us?" The follow­ing story may give these men the an­swer to their query: When the U. S. S. CASSIN was tor­pedoed off the south coast of Ireland, October 15, 1917, every man in the after compartment was stunned and temporarily blinded, one man's legs were shattered to splinters; yet every man escaped; and what is more re­markable, they left all doors and hatches closed and properly dogged behind them. Not a man recalled hav ing done a single thing. Satan ( to new arrival): " You act as though you owned the place." New Arrival: " Oh I do, my wife gave it to me several times." WOE IS MAN Man IS of few days and full of trou-' ble. He laboreth all the days of his youth to pay for a gasoline charriot, and when at last the task is finished, lo! the thing is junk and he needeth another. He planteth cotton in the earth and tilleth it diligently- he and servants and his asses, and when the harvest is gathered into the barns he oweth the landlord $ 8.40 more than the crop is worth. He borroweth mon­ey from the lenders to buy pork and syrup and gasoline, and the interest eatheth up all that he hath. He begets sons and educateth them to smoke cig­arettes and wear a white colar, and lot they have soft hands and neither labor in the fields nor anywhere undel' the sun. The children of his loins are onery, and one of them becometh a lawyer and another sticketh up a fill­ing station and maketh whoopee with the substance thereof. The wife of his bosom necketh with a stranger, and when he rebukes her lo! she shooteth him in the vitals. He goeth forth in the morning on the road that leadeth to the city, and a jitney smiteth him so that his ribs project through his epi­dermis. He drinketh a drink of whoop­ee juice to forget his sorrows, and it burneth the lining from his liver. All the days of his life he findeth no park­ing place and is tormented by traffic cops from his going forth until he cometh back. An enemy stealeth his car; physicians remove his inner parts and his teeth and his bank roll; his daughters showeth their legs to stran­gel'S; his arteries hardeneth in the evening of life, and his heart busteth trying to keep the pace. Sorrow and bill collectors followeth him all the days of his life, and when he is gath­ered to his fathers the neighbors say­eth: How much did he leave? Lo! he hath left it all. And his widow rejoic­eth in a new coupe and maketh eyes at a young shiek that slicketh his hair and playeth a nifty game of bridge. Woe is man! From the day of his birth to the time when earth knoweth him no more, he laboreth for bread and catcheth the devil. Dust he was in the beginning and his name is mud. --- 0- Baby ear of corn: " Mamma, where did I come from?" Mamma ear of corn: " Hush, dear, the stalk brought you." brethren right from tha start. And one could see how tickled they was when I'd bring down a half dozen of their wild folk with a couple 0' blasts. They would sorta skitter over tha water in a kind 0' joyous dance they was so glad. " And smart-- those educated decoys allus went under water to stay until they heard tha second blast from my double barrel. Then they would come up with grins on their bills." Old Hank allus commenced a cryin' at this point in his story. Finally after masterin' some 0' tha emotion in his voice he would continue. " And one day . . . one day I let both barrels go off accidentally. Those poor decoys never had a chance. Rememberin' their trainin' they stayed down so long a waitin' for tha second sh01l they drowned." Hank wouldn't be himself after this until tha jag wore off. Seein' is be­lievin', says 1. A body's got to set his brain machinery in motion afore he starts feedin' a new story into his noggin' or he'll be so cluttered up with chaff he won't be turnin' out good stuff himself. Gus. ---( r--- GUS'S WEEKLY LETTER ( Continued from Page 2.) Love, " Stinky" " B. B." Rice has been car­rying a grin all week. His recent cruise to L. A. must have been success­ful. How's about it, " Elmo"? The " V" Division is boasting of a third mech. on No. 15. Congratula­tions, " Pappy." Martin is to be transferred to the East Coast to enter the metalsmith school. I wonder who he will tell his secrets to now. Andy Mellon has become a confirm­ed G. G. since his recent marriage in San Diego.