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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 4. November 29, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 22, 2022. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/794/show/793.

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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 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/794/show/793

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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 4, November 29, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 22, 2022, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/794/show/793.

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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
Type (DCMI)
  • 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 BO NET U. S. S. Houston- 11- 29- 37- 900. 000 000 --- 0- o o o o o o o o o According to an old law in San Fran­cisco, bootblacks must clip the hems of the ladies' dresses to the tops of their shoes - with suitable clips - while shining their shoes. THE ANSWER During the WorId War the United States had six ships torpedoeJ with a total loss of 459 men. The ships were the ANTILLES, JACOB JONES, PRESI­DENT LINCOLN, SAN DIEGO, MOUNT VERNON and TAMPA. In the year 1810, the uniform of the navy consisted of blue jackets, scadet vests and straw hats. ( From Page 3.) 1. No. their feet are for perching only. 2. On the deck of a warship. 3. Bell Telephone and Telegraph. 4. There are no words. The letter were chosen in 1912 by the Interna­tional Telegraph Conference. In Vancouver, B. C., it is unlawful to ride a tricycle more than ten miles per hour. Sbcty cl: uturies ago Egyptian priest made nightly weather forecasts frOl 1 the summits of their temples. Nearly all of the nitrate of soda u eJ in the United States is imported from Chile. The U. S. S. Constitution " Old Iron­sides" never lost her commanding offi­cer, never lost more than eight men in any of her engagements, never went aground and she was in commissio;' l for more than eighty years. I. M. NERTS, Muse of the First Water. BOXERS AND WRESTLERS BOWL OVER MI EAPOLIS Rice of the Minneapolis. Harris, our fighting marine, took over the advan­tage in the last round to win over Burnam. Hill, the last Houston entry, lost to Harris of the Minneapolis in the 175 lb. bout. Good work boxers. Due to the rest of the ships in our group being away during the month of December our next elimination bouts will probably take place in January. In the meantime bouts will be arrang­ed with other ships. 1430 School call. CGM Weaver to give information and instruction in latest method of using nitro­glycerin. 1500 Liberty for all hands able to walk or crawl to gangway. 1530 Bring CWT Mullane before ship's tribunal to investigate disappearance of keg of rum from aging storeroom. 1600 Strong- arm squad blackjack all those lying in ship's waterways. Throw these men over side. 1700 Pipe down tables for card play­ers. Paymaster pay all hands needing cash for poker games. 1720 Pipe supper. Belay supper due to indisposition of cooks and poker games. 1930 Movie call. Do not throw butts indiscriminately as Sgt. Fabic was seriously burned during last night's movie. 2000 Give Officer of the Deck the rubber hammer test, using blackjack as proxy. Follow with test on quartermasters. 2200 All leave requests will be con­sidered at this time. 2300 Muster working party for hold­ing up Second National Bank. Shipfitter Godair instruct men in their duties. 2330 See that distiller is running full speed. Darken ship. 2400 Take off rat guards. All 0 w ship's rats to go ashore. Liberty for all watch standel'S. Flagship of the World Moored to Pico Landing, Long Reach, Calif. 30 February, 1938. U. S. S. HOUSTO 1300 Detail working party to throw all cleaning gear over the side. 1400 Receive. new 100 proof distill­ing plant aboard to replace ship's evaporators. 1415 Start operation of new distill­ing plant. M. M. Cromwell test as to quantity, PhM Mills test as to quality. Working Division - Bartenders in training ( 1st and 2nd teams). Crew's Duty Section - None. 0900 Reveille. Awaken officer of the deck. M. A. A.' s awaken gently. Give out portions of cold tomato juice or beer, as desired. 0930 Turn to. String all boatswain's mates to yardarms. Detail new boatsw'\ in's mates for day. 0945 Send empty beer bottles to dock. Use crane. 1000 Reveille for working party that blew up the Second National Bank last night. Take inventory of blackjacks and machine guns. 1015 Mast report. Keelhaul " Goon" Jones who dropped $ 1.50 of last night's swag. 1030 Instructions at table No. 5 in new end over end system of poker playing. 1100 Paymaster will leave ship with $ 10,000,000.00 to bail out men caught in First ational Bank holdup. Place men on report for improper performance of duty. 1200 Pipe dinner. Dutch lunch wll be served at bar No. 2 for those desiring such. 1215 Hang the Commissary Steward. 1230 Receive 1,000 cases of beer on board. Use both cranes, if needed. Make proper tests for quality and quantity. 1245 Send rooting party ashore for Deforge who will fight a pistol duel with Chick. Tar and feath­er the winner.