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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 3. January 29, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/833/show/831.

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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 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/833/show/831

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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 3, January 29, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 14, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/833/show/831.

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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 THE BLUE BONNET Page 3 * * * * Little Ocko Says •.• Henry, GMlc, long time boss of our Armory, now has a detail in the maga­zines. He was ably relieved by Free­man, GM2c, and seems to be doing pretty well. Buck Weaver lends a hand on occasions. ************************** ************************** Ode to the Knob- Heads He was not always bald, for on his shining cranius Remained one hair, its color pink ger­shining cranium Oh, how he idolized that single hair, Which, last of loved ones, grew lux­uriant there. He counted it each morning, fondly viewed it This way and that way, scented it and oiled it. Dared scarcely put his hat on, lest he spoil it. Arrayed in evening dress for swell so­ciety he'd part it in the middle for variety. Omitting nothing, with devoted care, He'd pet his hirsute pride, his single hair. But, sad to say, ah! heavy was the blow, There came a day, a day of direst woe. ' Twas in his soup it fell, he quick es­pied it, Then rescued it and on his napkin dried it. " I'm bald at la& t, oh, bitter, bitter grief, My only hair has fallen like a leaf. What ho; a taxidermist!" shouted he, " I'll have it stuffed for all the world to see; And when, within its case of glass in_ stalled, They'll all perceive I was not always BALD." - Maryland Catapult. IN NO other rat­ing of the nav2. l service is there such a chance for diversified service as in the radio branch. Naval radiomen be­come experienced in communications in aircraft, submarines, surface craft of all types, and in addition duty at shore traffic and radio direction find­er stations. The opportunity to acquaint yourself , vith this work is yours. A beginners code school is held daily, operations permitting, in the Searchlight Control station from 1245 to 1330. " Boys will be boys," says a friend of mine. He was remarking on the gamb­ling vice in the Gunnery Office where he found Knowlden, Y3c, and Moore, yeoman striker, pitching hats at a hook for cigarettes. * * * * Our new band, under Haslup, 1st Mus-ician, is meeting a hearty approval from all and sundry. Viskovich, stores striker, says hi" feet get so itchy he's going to start a dancing act with " Trixie" Slovak for a partner. The following is quoted from some army orders issued 160 years ago. " January 23, 1778. " As long as hair gathers much filth and takes a great deal of time and trouble to comb and keep clean and in good order, the Lieut.- Colonel recom­mends to every soldier to have their hair cut short, to reach no further down than the top of shirt collar, and thinned upwards to the crown of the head, the fore- top short, with toupee, and short at the sides. Those who do not have their hair in this mode must have it plaited and tied up, as they will not be allowed to appear with their hair down their backs and over their foreheads, and down their chins at the sides, which makes them appear more like wild savages than soldiers. " The major will please pick three men to be regimental barbers, who are to be excused from mounting guard and of doing fatigue duty. They are daily to dress the men's heads, and shave them, before they mount guard- the men to pay them half a crown each week each man. Any soldier who comes on the parade with beards, or hair un­combed, shall be dry- shaved imme­diately and have his hair dressed on the parade. " The orderly- serg(\ 8nt, or corporal of companies, are to call and see the barber dress and shave their men that are for duty, and see that they are clean, and their clothes put on de­cently, or they must expect to answer for the neglect." - 0---- Doctor: " What you need is an elec­tric bath." Patient: " Nothing doing! I had an uncle drown that way up in Sing Sing." Haircuts in Washington's Day * * * * * * * * * * * * George Lewis, seaman storekeeper striker, had a fine looking lady in the Bachelor's Club Saturday evening. How come, Georgie, you're sort of slip­ping off the old straight and narrow, aren't you. * * * * McClure, Second Division seaman, is said to be jealous of " Abie" Butler, Cox'n, because of Abie's curly hair. Abie combed his hair on the beach and it turned out to be wavy and some folks say that's why he seldom combs those curly locks aboard ship. Poor Abie. Jenkins, GMlc, was " fed up" on our old navy some four months ago, said if he shipped over he wanted every man in the ship's company to kick the seat of his pants. Buck Weaver, CGM, did his duty by the lad and ex­plained when I asked him. Our hero has shipped over now and is happy and contented. Said he sure hoped no one else heard about that kicking re­mark he had made. L. O. Peterson, seaman gunstriker in turret one, said Jim Wallace, GMlc, is responsible for a scandal story con­cerning the blond Swede and a dance hall lady in L. A. Jim merely says that Pete got a greeting from her and he told the boy,> about it, but he really didn't " spread it" after all! * * * * Russler, seamah semaphore star, got a sandwich from St. Louis via air mail. Cost sixty- six cents postage and all the boys have been telling him no­body loved him. I think you got some­thing there, Swede. Johnnv Hommies, SM2c, has sprouted a fine " mustache but his girl will have naught to do with him until it goes. Johnny is also crazy over the song " Sweet Someone." We all have our likes.