" I'll stand on my head or
WEDDING BELLS FOR LT. ( jg)
Lt. ( jg) E. R. Nelson, Jr., attached
to Commander Scouting Force Staff
aboard this vessel as a communication
watch officer was married to Miss
Edna M. Olson on 11 November at
St. Marks Episcopal Church, Glendale,
California. They were attended by
Ensign and Mrs. T. F. Sharpe, also
attached to ComScoFor Staff. All
hands congratulate them. .' 1.
WIT ... AND WHAT
Mother: " Mary, where have you been
until 3 a. m?"
Mary: " Walking, Mother."
Mother: " For goodness sake."
Mary: " Yes, Mother."
Long Beach Sal: " If wishes came true
what would you wish?" ,
Houston sailor: " Gosh, I don't dare
Long Beach Sal: " Go ahead, sap, what
do you think I brought up this wishing
" How come you don't go out with
that red- headed dame any more?"
" I couldn't stand her vulgar laugh."
" That's funny, I never noticed it."
" You weren't around when I tried
to borrow a buck from her."
An elderly lady complained to the
telephone company that she was
shocked by the loud profanity of workmen
repairing lines near her house.
The foreman was asked to send in a
report, which came as follows:
" Me an Joe Brady was on the job.
I was up on the pole and spilled some
hot lead on Joe. It went down his neck
and Joe said, " You really must be
more careful, Bi. ll..."..
1. Can humming birds walk?
2. How were the first submarines
sent to the Asiatic Station?
3. What company is the largest
user of trucks and automobiles in the
4. What are the words for the distress,
( Answers on Page 4.)
THE BLUE BONNET
MESS COOK'S LAMENT
Prone on his bunk in the sick bay
A mess cook lay nearing his end.
The glaze in his eyes was revealing
His spirit was ready to wend,
Away to that calm, peaceful haven
That's surcease from all earthly
Where love is forever abiding
- And Boatswain's Mates have wings.
Hard by stood a glass of cascara
To ease his last moments of pain
Sounds from the ward room of gargling
Like a fitting and mournful refrain,
The white- aproned brethren had gathered
To see that he shoved off in tyle,
And tho' each fond heart was griefladen,
They auctioned his clothes off the
Soon came the hour of their parting
Perhaps never would they meet
So the last things they spoke of together
Were dear in a mess cook's ken,
They spoke of the losses of mess gear,
And washing dishes in suds.
And gazed in the eyes of the spuds.
He asked of his boys on his table.
And doubts carne to bring his distress;
He feared his relief might be starving
The laddies who scoffed on his mess.
And the last words that came from
those pale lips
Before they grew mute ...
" I've made my last trip o'er the fight
Down the trail to the " Old slop chute."
So he lay there awhile just smiling
His favorite tureen in his hands,
While a QM, by means of a compass
Got his bearing for those other
Through the loud speaker came mess
He waited, his face to the wall.
" Pipe down" came the voice of the angels,
And the mess cook answered the
Numerous happenings have taken
place this past week and with our
anchor cable secured to Berth George
many of the boys are taking advantage
of the extra liberty.
* * * *
Jock Machado, Flight Deck bossman,
finally shook loose and went
ashore. Just ta walk about for exercise
he told U&, but we saw him and
he was enjoying himself.
* * * *
Bert Ellstrom, WTlc was another
flashing gigolo on the Pike. Dressed
in natty civvies and using a taxi to
escort his lady friends about.
* * * *
Stopped in at the Issuing Room and
found our old friend Vendetti, SClc
long time ship's butcher, is now Jack
0' the Dust. Van says that main ice
box is the biggest trouble he's got
that and Barnett, CCStd.
* * * *
Jim Wallace, GMlc in No. 1 Turrett
says that Westfield, movie maestro
may say " Good Morning" to him a~
least. Seems as though Jim has several
months more time on the Rambler
ship than Westy, but the movie man
remembers the old round scuttlebutt
and two chair barber shop so Wallace
says he's O. K. Steve Sivak says he
can remember putting the ship in
commission and living out of a sea
* * * *
Speaking of sea- bags: it seems
Henry Nickles, our Sail and Needle
expert, had some difficulty with some
of those articles shortly before an inspection
not long ago! Nick has, by
the way, a full four years to do now
almost, having shipped over last Sat~
urday a. m. Says it is quite a bother
going up to the Exec's Office every
four years to sign hi name.
* * * *
Received a letter from an admirer
of our column recently and he tipped
us off to some mighty tender news
items. If we get the goods for it will
let you all in on it next week. Little
Ocko says So Long ' till next time.
Gym instructor: " Never mind, Miss
Miller, just stand on your head.