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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. 5, No. 3, 1938-01-22 - Pages 2 & 3. January 22, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/828/show/826.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (January 22, 1938). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1938-01-22 - Pages 2 & 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/828/show/826

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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. 5, No. 3, 1938-01-22 - Pages 2 & 3, January 22, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/828/show/826.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1938-01-22
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. V, No. 3, 1938-01-22
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 January 22, 1938
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 1
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 THE BLUE BONNET Page 3 THE SURE FOOTED FELINE Some lumberjacks were ready to roll a heavy log twenty feet long down a small hill. The log was five feet in circUlnference and the distance it had to roll was forty- eight feet. Just as they sent the log rolling a cat jumped on one end. During the descent of the log the cat managed to run from one end of the log to the other without falling off. What distance did the cat travel? ( Answer on page 4.) NAVY HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE ..... Road maps are as essential for safe and expeditious travel on the high seas as on land. The immense task of collecting and disseminating through the medium of charts and data is the function of the Hydrographic Office. This essential information is avail­able not only to the navy and the other public services but is on sale to the mercantile marine of all na­tions and to the general public at the cost of printin~ and paper. Through the International Hydrographic Bu­reau at Monaco intimate relations are maintained with hydrographic offices of all foreign nations and information is freely exchanged. With the advance of aviation the Hydrographic Office has expanded to render invaluable service in the navigation of the air. It prepares aviation charts and dis­seminates timely information which will contribute to safe navigation of aircraft over sea. It cooperates with the National Academy of Sciences by conducting research work in ocean­ography. As in past years, the Hydrographic Office continued its cooperation with the U. S. Coast Guard in recommenda­tions as to the inauguration and dis­contnuance of the International Ice Observation and Ice Patrol Services. The number of bergs reported this season was above normal, although very little ice reached the critical area. The Ice Observation Service was commenced on 3 February 1937, and the Patrol discontinued on 11 June 1937. Twenty branch hydrographic offices are maintained in the principal ports along the coasts of the United States. As far as practicable all merchant vessels entering port are visited and supplied with the latest hydrographic information. ••• •••••••• , 11 •••••••••••••••••• BARBER SHOP BOXERS AND WRESTLERS MEET NORTHAMPTON SATURDAY The match with the NORTHAMP­TON squad is to be at 1400 this com­ing Saturday, 22 January, at the Long Beach Boxing Arena in the 600 block of West Anaheim in Long Beach. All hands are invited and earnestly re­quested to attend. Let's continue to back up our teams! This writer will excuse such veter­ans as Tommy DeBri and George Herrick; the main reason being that it would take about eighty thousand such fringes to equal one pillow. Remember that every man who needs a hair cut doesn't look like Wil­liam Jennings Bryan. Yours for a shampoo. The " Barnyard" Philosopher and " Singing Tonsorial Artiste." Just a few words about our Tonsorial Department Deluxe. The ship has been in commission about seven years and six months; approximately e: ighty- seven thousand hair cuts. Enough hair has been chop­ped off to make every man on board ship a nice hair mattress. If any of you old plankie3 don't think you have had enough hair removed off the " noble dome" to make a mattress, see your barber at once. Donations Varnish & Ath. Field Exterm. Totals Water Taxi Welfare Uniforms Fixtures .63 95.08 3.00 40.00 134.08 319AO 5.00 104.00 51.37 198.25 493.42 3.02 14.94 209.23 1.00 27.30 129.50 .90 834.57 50.00 275.60 67.50 107.50 10.42 368.29 5.48 17.55 102.08 3.00 10.00 65.00 7.50 39.41 858.32 39.95 171.30 239.80 198.25 60.00 85.05 $ 3,809.01 Morale Misc. MARINE UNIFORMS OF OTHER DAYS II .... Boot: " Do you have hair oil?" Davis: " Yes." Boot: " Have you ever used it?" Davis: " Yes." Boot: " Guess I had better stick to water if it made your head shiny like that." In the days of John Paul Jones, of­ficers of the Marine Corps wore uni­forms described thusly: A green coat faced with white, round cuffs, slashed sleeves, with buttons round the cuffs, silver epaulettes on the right shoulder, skirts turned back, buttons to suit the facing. White waistcoats and britches edged in green, black gaiters and garters and green shirts. Included in the dress l'egulations, shortly after the founding of the corps, was a stipulation that all Marines would wear powdered hair. This was achieved by copiously dusting the hair with the baker's variety of flour. In summer weather it proved to be a fashionable practice but when the rainy season set in or the salt spray began to fly the hair became a mass of dough, causing the ultimate aband­onment of the practice. The figure of the coiled rattlesnake, and the motto " Don't tread on me" adorned the shoulder straps of the epaulettes on the early Marine Corps uniforms. The design was abandoned for gold braid and shiny buttons be­cause it wasn't colorful enough. 1937 1.50 32.21 39.40 ,73.11 i Blue B nnet 7.50 7.50 7.50 54.90 15.00 17.40 Prizes Clothing Radios, Refrig­erators General Mdse. INFORMATION DEPARTMENT Sears Roebuck & Co. Nanco, Inc. Miller Sales Co. Empire Sales Co. Steinau Company Gumps, Inc. Luggage Golden Rule Stationers Stationery, School Supplies Dohrmann Hotel Supply Kitchen Articles and Glassware Barker Bros. Furniture Clark Bros. Sporting Goods California Hardware Co. Harp- ware Winstead Bros. Photo Supplies General Elec. Supply Co. Elec. Goods Desmond's Clothing Coupon books are issued Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1130 to 1200 and from 1230 to 1300. Each man is allow­ed two books ($ 4.00) credit a month. Books must be paid for on the last pay day of the month in which they were drawn, or the first pay day in the following month. --- 0-- " Are you ever troubled with im­proper thoughts?" " Naw, I enjoy them." The following firms in Long Beach give Ship's Service discounts on pres­entation of a Ship's Service order: Name Articles Boyson Jewelry Co. Jewelry C. C. Lewis, Jewelers Brooks Clothing Co. Middough- Mier Dean & Hoffmen 1937 - WELFARE EXPENDITURES 13.55 30.11 6.15 17.65 37.00 7.36 31.61 18.60 10.10 165.50 595.67 184.99 .61 25.90 32.42 118.00 15.00 19.55 586.98 402.35 82.23 32.65 174.55 1,224.97 5.90 30.50 57.05 79.50 8.75 10.30 2.00 63.50 32.40 161.80 128.10 SHIP'S SERVICE STORE NAUTICAL NOVELTIES That biggest little store with the friendly atmosphere is waiting to serve you. Our motto, " If you name it we can get - it for you." 1. Clamp down 4. Bring to 2. Check the line 5. Well! 3. By the head 6. Unbend 7. Shape a course 8. Spri! 1g of a vessel 9. Avast 10. Unship Answers will be found on page 4. Agency DeLuxe for magazines, clothes, jewlry, etc. No order is too small and no order too large for this frendly little store. Place your order now. Put a Christmas Day in every month for the wifey. Our soda fountain presided over by that old maestro of the Coca Cola pump is offering a complete line of sodas, sundaes, sandwiches, etc. As a Monday morning special we are serving that rich goodness of the to­mato. It really does wonders for " That Old Feeling." Let us serve you next Monday. Within the next month we will have on hand a complete line of merchan­dise for the coming cruise. ( Sugges­tions will be appreciated.) E+ Seaman Sam says that life's great­est mystery is how cold hard cash can warm a girl's heart so easily. --- 0--- $ 680.00 MovieOp.. . etc. Boxing WrestlIng Baseball Basketb'l Raceboat Donations Ship's Salaries Team Team Team Team Crews Charity Parties TOTALS Month March 65.00 February 65.00 December 60.00 January 67.50 June 65.00 --------~------------,--=-:-::-:----------------=-=----------------------------=-::-::-::------------=:~ July 40.00 April 65.00 ::- M-::'- a- y----------= 7-=- 2.5- 0------~---------------------:- August 40.00 September 45.0:--:: 0----=:-::-::;-----=::-::-::;--------:::~:;--------:::::-:-;:---------::-:-::;-;:-;;------------------:-::-:-:::--------------- --------;;-;;~ October------- 4- 5-.- 0- 0-- 22 January 1938 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. ( j&,) E. A. McDonald. U. S. N. Assistant Editor: R. C. Ball, Ch. Pay Clerk Associate Editors: Stefan Sivak. Jr., SK2c R. B. Thompson, SK3c Circulation: John Boris. T3c Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live. - Mark Twain. -: THE BLUE BONNET :- November 50.00 The international signal of distress " SOS" has no particular meaning other than the distress signal, but was picked because the characters are easy to transmit by radio even for the unskilled operator, and have a distinctive rhythm when made re­peatedly. The combination is unmis­takable and easy to distinguish even through heavy atmospherics. The beginners' radio code school goes on daily from 1245 to 1330 for those who desire to learn more of the art of long distance signaling, the place is the After Search Light Con­trol on the mainmast, the admission is free and the requirements are nothing but an interest in the subject.