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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 4. 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/832.

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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 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/833/show/832

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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 4, 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/832.

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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 4 THE BLUE BONNET U. S. S. Houston- 1- 28- 38-- 900. The U. S. S. REINA MERCEDES, a Spanish cruiser captured in 1898, is stil ' n use as a Station Ship at, the U. S. aval Academy, Annapolis, Md. The firing of a gun salute on enter­ing a foreign port dates back to the introduction of ordnance aboard ship. It was the custom, in those days, for war vessels to have their guns loaded while at sea in case of pirates. Upon their approach to a port, the guns would be fired. The expenditure of the ammunition indicated that the mission was a friendly one. o o o o o o o o o The U. S. Navy maintains 56 com­plete bands and orchestras with a personnel of one thousand and for­ty- five men, on board ships of the fleet and on shore stations in various parts of the world. To keep these many bands and orches­tras well rounded- out with trained musicians the U. S. Navy maintains a Navy School of Music at Washington, D. C.. The course of instruction is most thorough and complete and covers a period of two years, after which train­ing is supplemented by additional in­struction. Battered by Navy's powerful attack, Great Lakes Naval Training Station was pushed back to its own goal line in that famous game of 1918. With only a yard to go, Navy's Bill Ingram, later to be Midshipman coach, smashed through center and fumbled! From the pile of players emerged ' Dizzy' Eilson, Great Lakes' back, the ball in his hands as he dashed toward Navy's goal, 100 yards away. Not a man stood between him and a touchdown. Suddenly, as he reached midfield, an excited Navy substitute jumped from the bench, ra: l onto the field and brought Eilson down with a flying tackle. Navy's coach, Gil Dobie, imme­diately declared the touchdown should be allowed, and Great Lakes kicked the goal, winnir. g 7- 6. --- 0--- Your Shipmate, O'Bie " Certainly I respect your legal ad­vise, Mr. Bell, but what good is ali­mony OI!. · a cold night?" And how about yourself- when are you going to pin on a buzzard? Well, John, I'll close for now and will be looking for a line from you when you aren't too busy shooting the breeze. Houston Defeats Northampton In Boxing and Wrestling ( Continued from Page 1.) Editor's Note: O'Brien, BM1c, was 1st Division boatswain when attached to the HOUSTON. He took an active interest in the Blue Bonnet and wrote many articles for it. We'd like to hear from other old timers. came a fight which had all the spec­tators literally hanging on their seats and shouting themselves hoarse. Hill, our colored messboy fought off the efforts of Jones from the NORTH­AMPTON in rather a desultory fash­ion for two rounds. It looked as though Hill was about all in and wouldn't last the two rounds to go. But something happened somewhere. Along near the finish of the 3rd Jones took some punches which must not have done him much good. The spectators came up yelling when HHl ran out to meet his foe in the last round. And when the gong sounded ending the fight Jones was practically out on his feet. Adams, although a bit ill, fought his fight with all the fury and courage a man could possibly muster. Not only did he last out the fight, but he won it decisively, and thus the match. It's stuff like that from which champions are made. This victory put the HOUSTON in 2nd place in the group bracket, a po­sition of which we have every right to be proud. Next year we'll probably do better as our squads will have more experience. The members of the squads and their coaches deserve all the praise we can give them. It is hard work to produce winners, It is not easy to go out there and face another man who is as intent on win­ning as you are. So give credit where credit is due. Dear Shipmate John: Yeah, I noticed your little notation. I guess I have been rather slow in get­ting around to dropping a few lines, but to be very honest, there is so little news around here it has been hardly worthwhile telling you. Maybe you can use this bit of news concerning former Houstonites serv­ing here. " Dickey" Baker, EM1c, is a papa again, as is " Jerry" Nagle, EM1c. " Doc" Pitchford, PhM1c, is serving here also, just having reported back to the main hospital for a tour after being at an outstation in Merizo dur­ing the past year. " Whitey" Osborne, 1st Sgt. is with the Marines here. He was well remembered on the HOUS­TON for his snappy and military bear­ing and the manner in which he had the HOUSTON Marine Detachment noted for their smartness on the Asia­tic Station. " Joe" Maybayag, OC2c, is serving on the PENGUIN and is acting as regular ship's cook and need­less to say his ability with tEe , skillet has done wonders with the crew. Inci­dentally, Baker is serving on the GOLD STAR, while Nagle is on the PENGUIN. Pierce, S2c, former fantail sailor is on the PENGUIN also and is sorely disappointed because he has been unable to find a suitable location for his grass shack. Mimms, S2c, also of the 3rd Division is serving on here and is doing great. A number of for­mer HOUSTON sailors have passed through here on the transports and have visited us here on the PENGUIN. Maybayag brought the HOUSTON back from China as di~ Pitchford. Not changing the subject, but I sure enjoy receiving the Blue Bonnet, and it is still one of the finest little sheets in the fleet. Tell Steve Sivak I am sor­ry I am not back there now so he could get revenge on me for the many tales I used to spill on him in the old column. It looks like the old ball team is going to get somewhere this year. I am for them and give them my best wishes for a good season. Learning that the HOUSTON was among the chosen few in the A. A. competition is good news, too. Tell McCormick he can ship my stogie out via Clipper being as how he made 2nd class. From a Former Shipmate