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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. 50, 1937-12-31 - Page 2. December 31, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/814/show/811.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (December 31, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 50, 1937-12-31 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/814/show/811

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 50, 1937-12-31
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 50, 1937-12-31
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 December 31, 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 2 THE BLUE BONNET ( Continued from Page 1.) THE NEW YEAR THE U. S. S. YANKEE The U. S. S. YANKEE, of the old steam- and- sail navy lies one mile in­land in a valley surrounded by hills 100 to 200 feet high at Arica in Chile, South America. This ship was carried there by a huge tidal wave several decades ago. Parts of her boilers and propulsion machinery are still stand­ing intact. The boiler plaque gives her name and date of commissioning. This same tidal wave swept a cement fort and the entire face of a 200 foot cliff containing it into the sea, where it disappeared from view. In the past 25 years an island containing sections of the fort has been raised to the sur­face of Arica Bay. Prior to this tidal wave thf' 75 mile strip of coast which it hit was a luxuriantly green mass of foliage and vegetation akin to our own temperate zone. Since that time, however, it has only rained twice, the last time over thirty years ago, and the land is arid even to the tops of the mountains. IQ •• ACCIDENTS The sage claims that safety is a pe­culiar thing. Dumb animals take to it naturally; it is born and bred right into them. But man, supposed to be way up on top in the social order, of­ten gets to thinking that only " sissies" practice safety. A woodchuck always digs two, three or more holes to his burrow so that, if an enemy comes after him through one, he has a choice of back door exits. Many of us remember back in the horse =: IT, d buggy days, when you could not whip old Dobbin into crossing a rickety bridge that looked unsafe to him. Y~ t how blindly we humans often walk right into danger or fail to take proper safety precautions. It never occurs to us to call an ani­mal a coward or a " sissy" because it takes all those precautions. It makes one wonder sometimes if we are not really the ones to be placed in the " dumb animal" class. --- 0--- IT Of all the women doubly blest IT The sailor's wife's the happiest, IT For all she does is stay to home IT And knit and darn - and let ' im roam IT Of all the husbands on earth IT The sailor has the finest berth IT For on ' is bench he can sit IT And sail and sail - and let ' er knit. 11,064 9,160 31,129 21,335 13,376 10,613 2,592 335 150 20 4 1 1 Under 29 20 21 to 24 25 to 29 30 to 34 35 to 39 40 to 44 45 to 49 50 to 54 55 to 59 60 to 64 65 68 HOW OLD ARE YOU Divine Services will be held on the following ships on Saturday 1 January: Catholic, 8: 30, Lexington, Quincy. Sun­day 2 January: 10: 00, Arizona, Colorado, Lex­ington, New Mexico, Quincy. Protestant, 10 : 00, Chester, Idaho, Maryand, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Relief, Sara­toga, Tuscaloosa, West Virginia. Catholic church parties should reach ships on which Catholic services are being held one half hour early in order that men may attend confessions. ....... DIVINE SERVICES Color White 95,294 Negro 2,104 Chinese 121 Filipino 2,397 Samoan 88 Chamorro 121 Hawaiian 10 American Indian 25 Puerto Rican 20 - Maryland " Catapult" The Navy Department recently pub­lished a summary of the ages of the enlisted men of the navy at the present time. The following table should set­tle many arguments. But we're glad we have a first of January because the singing, shouting, and letting off steam seems just about the thing people need about this time of the year. Again- Happy New Year. -( EDITORIAL )- -: THE BLUE BONNET :- A weekly publication of the ship's company of the U. S. S. Houston, Captain G. N. Barker, U. S. N., Commanding and Commander C. A. Bailey. U. S. N., Executive Officer. Editor, Lieut. 0&') E. A. McDona'd. U. S. N. Assistant Editor: R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Associate Editors: Stefan Sivak, Jr., SK2c R. B. Thompson, SK3c Circulation: John Boris. Y3c Looking back on the past year, we of the United States' Ship Houston obsel've the results of inspections, gunnery performances, engineering competition, communication cOl11: peti­tion, athletic meets, and the host of other highly competitive contests with the knowledge that we put forth our best efforts. Our standings did not be­lie the;;; e efforts either; yet, as it is only human to desire to outdo others, we want to make this coming year a better one. 31 December 1937 The Blue Bonnet sincerely wishes the Admiral, Captain, Officers, Crew of the HOUSTON, and its many other readers a happy New Year. We trust that the coming year will be prosper­ous to you, and that it will bring to you those things you consider most dear to your heart. Traditional and conventional in all civilized countries where the New Year is ushered in by some form of observ­ance it is fitting now that so- called " resolutions" be listed, or catalogued in one'.; mind, and strictly adhered to for future betterment. So shop- worn and trite has this practice become, and so casually are these resolutions al­most invariably broken, that we hesi­tate a little to publish this article. But, parenthetically speaking, a bit of pre­paredness and trained thinking might mean the difference between a highly impressive showing and only a fair performance. It is not the hard work of the few. It is not the mere " wanting" which will produce results. Only hard, intel­ligently directed work of a Ship's complement working as one unit will accomplish more. So in ending be re­minded of that old Chinese proverb, " He who receives much, reaches for it only with calloused hands."