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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. 46, 1937-11-29 - Page 3. November 29, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 26, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/794/show/792.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (November 29, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 46, 1937-11-29 - Page 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/794/show/792

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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. 46, 1937-11-29 - Page 3, November 29, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 26, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/794/show/792.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 46, 1937-11-29
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 46, 1937-11-29
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 29, 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 --- 0- " I'll stand on my head or WEDDING BELLS FOR LT. ( jg) NELSON 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 HAVE YOU 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 tell." Long Beach Sal: " Go ahead, sap, what do you think I brought up this wish­ing business for?" " 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...".. The Question? 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 United States? 4. What are the words for the dis­tress, " SOS"? ( 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 things, 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 while. Soon came the hour of their parting Perhaps never would they meet again, 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 deck, 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 lands. Through the loud speaker came mess gear, He waited, his face to the wall. " Pipe down" came the voice of the an­gels, And the mess cook answered the call. Page 3 Little Ocko Says 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 bag. * * * * 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. Student: bust." Gym instructor: " Never mind, Miss Miller, just stand on your head.