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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. 4, 1938-01-29 - Page 2. January 29, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/833/show/830.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (January 29, 1938). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1938-01-29 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/833/show/830

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1938-01-29
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. V, No. 4, 1938-01-29
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 January 29, 1938
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 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 :- A weekly publication of the ship's company of the U. S. S. Houston, Captain G. N. Barker, U. S. N., Commandinlr and Commander C. A. Bailey, U. S. N., Executive Officer. Editor, Lieut. ( jlr) 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 Borla, T3c With all hands preparing for Ad­mil'al's inspection, proceeding on the double to ship and gunnery drills, standing a full quota of watches, and in the meantime doing routine work, there is scarce time for any alien thoughts to come into our heads, yet the quarter has rolled around again and it is time for examinations. Far be it from me to herewith de­liver a treatise on the evils of not be­ing prepared. There will always be the same percentage of men who are not ready, and there will be the select few who have conscientiously studied in advance. It will continue thus till the stroke of doom. Once in awhile, however, there is that misunderstood soul who begins to realize he is get­ting nowhere fast, takes a bracer con­sisting mainly of hard work and use of grey matter, and finds himself misunderstood no longer. Maybe you, yourself, are one of these misunder­stood persons. On the HOUSTON I know of a case where a man only went as far as the 7th grade in grammar school. He took stock of himself, enlisted in the navy, started taking a four year correslt0n­dence course and rapidly went up the ladder until he reached first class. ow he is a warrant officer, aboard this vessel on his first cruise as an of­ficer. Nobody helped him. He helped himself. The e examinations are funny things. The marking officer occasionally runs across some queer answers. If there is any doubt concerning the correct­ness of an answer the candidate usu­ally receives the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes, however, it is extremely difficult as attested by the following answer to the question, " what is the difference between an order and a command?" The mess attendant wrote -" An order is just an officers want - I 29 January 1938 EDITORIAL 1- Heavy Cruiser Unit Basketball Standings The following is the standing of Group Afirm basket ball competition in the Heavy Cruiser Athletic Unit. The U. S. S. VESTAL is declared Group Afirm basketball champion. VESTAL 6 0 1.000 CHICAGO 5 1 .833 MEDUSA 4 2 .666 HOUSTON 3 3 .500 PORTLAND 3 3 .500 ARGONNE 2 4 .333 CHESTER 1 5 .166 RELIEF 0 6 .000 The Commander Cruisers, Scouting Force, will designate, at a later date, the time, place and officials for a game to be played between HOUSTON and PORTLA - D to decide fourth place. ...... A Few Shipmates who are on the Outside Gallant, CMM, holds a white collar job at the Edison plant at Long Beach. Womack, MM1c, works on the Boulder Dam aqueduct at Beaumont, Calif. Furl', MM1c, is hired by the Union Tool Co., of Torrence, Calif. Sharpe, MM2c, assembles Fords at the plant here in Long Beach. McCallister, CMM, is a real estate op­erator in Seal Beach. Haskew, CMM, farms at Smith Flats above Sacramento. - 0--- A violinist entered a little music shop in London. " I want an E- string please/' he said to the man behind the counter. ervously producing a box from be­hind the counter, the cockney said: " Would you mind picking one out? I ' ardly can tell the E's from the She's." " We have a fire department in our town that has only one hose car and two dogs." " What are the dogs for?" " To find the hydrants." something for you to get it, but a com­mand is an officer keep on telling you to do something you don't do it." May­be the idea is there, but it is extremely hard, mysteriouf> ly difficult to grasp it. PELUSO, CWT, COMMENDED I FOR RESCUE WORK " The Secretary of the Navy is proud of the heroism and smart seamanship displayed by the commanding officer, officers and crew of the U. S. S. PEARY in rescuing survivors of the wreck of the British steamer S. S. SIL­VERHAZEL, in San Bernardino Channel in November 1935." So reads a letter from the Secretary of the Navy to the commanding officer of the PEARY. A copy of this commendatory letter has been placed in the re­cord of J. A. Peluso, CWT, USN, now serving aboard in the " B" Division. He was attached to the PEARY during this incident. All hands congratulate him. Cruisers on Australian Cruise The light cruisers MEMPHIS, MIL­WAUKEE and TRENTON, visiting Sydney, Australia, during the sesqui­centennial celebration beginning J an­uary 26, will depart from Sydney on February 3, stopping en route home at Singapore tJ be present at the for­mal opening of the new Singapore docks on February 14. The heavy crui­ser LOUISVILLE now at Sydney, in company with the light cruisers, will visit Auckland, New Zealand, and Tahiti before returning to the States. Singapore, which means the " lion city," is the " Gibraltar" of the Far East. When Sir StaInford Raffles planted the British flag over Singa­pore, which he founded in 1819, little did he dream the significance of this island to Great Britain. As conditions become more uncertain in the Orient, every day increases Singapore's im­portance as a naval base. Air bases, dry and floating docks, harbor exten­sions, gun bases, giant aircraft car­riers, arsenals and strong units of His Majesty's Navy comprises Eng­land's naval strength at Singapore and in Asiatic waters. - 0-- Cut your own wood and it will warm you twite. - Motto above Henry Ford's fireplace.