Greetings shipmates and congratulations
to those who advance another
step in their rde. During this week,
two events of great importance occured.
First we had our annual Admiral's
Inspection which came off with
best results. All hands are congratulated
for their untiring efforts in
keeping the Rambler Ship up to its
usual standard. Second, the advancement
in ratings quota which shows
that there is always an opportunity
to become what. you desire in this
Sure sorry to see the Flag leave us,
not only because we lose our good
berth, but because they sure are a
pretty good gang of fellows. Here's
hoping we get them back on board
soon. With them goes that well organized
orchestra and our nightly
" Rebel" Rogers, Seaman of the " F"
says he can't _ end mail to his home
in Georgia if the stamp has General
Sherman on it. Can't forget that ride
thl'u that fair state. His secret ambition
is to become a member of the
K. K. Ks.
Many hard words have been directed
at me due to some items in this column
but the latest and hardest was
being told that I should be horsewhipped
for some of the items published.
No hard feelings are intended in
this column but we must publish news
which interests the crew.
This Saturday finds the Houston represented
in the Fleet finals by Chick
of the " V" Division. Lets all go out
there and cheer him to a victory and
watch him bring back a Fleet belt to
this ship. Good Luck to you Chick.
THE BLUE BONNET
Wednesday's noon meal had all hands
mouths watering an, d much credit
must be given to the cooks for putting
out a meal such as they did.
Won't be long before we will be losing
two of our best liked cooks, Paul
and Andy Slovak. They intend to return
to Wyoming and put out their
delightful meals to Dudes who visit
the ranches noted for their wonderful
Wonder if the person whose slippery
fingers happened to take a package
of cigarettes from the petty officers'
washroom has an idea of what he actually
did take. Inside the package of
cigarettes was a bit of money and a cigarette
lighter. Pretty cheap of him to
take a package of less than five cigarettes.
DeBri is being haunted lately by the
Foutch twins. Always has one on either
hand asking him sultry questions.
The only way he can escape them is
by going ashore and then he dreams
Now that we have three SK2c's on
board, they are all arguing as to who
will be transferred first. Sivak and
Yates are competing for duty at Samoa
while Cochrane desires duty in
San Francisco so that he can be closer
to his fair one.
Talking about storekeepers has us
wondering whether Slough really intends
to sell ice- cream in Galveston.
He is the type who would eat more
than he'd sell. Two- to- one he'll ship
over. This gamble due to his desire to
be close to Wilmington.
Don't forget that we have a wonderful
chance of getting a number of
points in Athletics. The Basketball
team has a couple of games coming
off and lots of ~ upport should be given
Won't be long before we will be los-ing
one of the most liked officers on
board. Heres hoping we may all have
the chance to serve with you once again
Al 0 noticed in orders to officers that
Lt- Cmdr. V. M. Davis will become the
Commanding Officer of the U. S. S.
WASMUTH. We wish him the best
of luck in hs new command.
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Little Ocko .
Ivan E. " Ski" Mustain, SM3c, has
come back to the fold like all good
sailor men do. " There's something about
a sailor's life -," how about it
Ski? Needless to say we'll be glad to
go up on the bridge and see that happy,
smiling face again! Welcome!!
Johnny Sharp, GM2c of turret three's
efficient crew, has had some time explaining
the black eyes and so on received
on entering the compartment
in the dark recently. Don't know for
sure if he fell over a hatch or what.
Ask Lewis, BMlc, Johnny, maybe he
can tell you what happened.
A. M. G. Kunz, 8C3c, our Clever Cleaver
Master of the butcher shop is taking
a rest cure in the sick bay. Before
long we hope to see him back
carving steaks once more.
Archie Holmqui I., Stores Striker, is
recuperating in the sick bay from an
auto accident in Los Angeles. It becomes
a miracle that more harm was
not done after a look at his visage.
Tough break, Pal.
Vendetti, SClc, our Jack- o'- the- Dust,
is again threatening to go out on twenty.
Well, I'll tell you, he's been talking
that way ever since he passed the sixteen
year mark and is still good for
Saw Coats, ex- 1l\ 12c of the boat shop
on the beach recently. Says he's making
out fine. He's got the stuff it
takes and we wish him a lot of luck.
' Gratulations to the boys who have
succeeded in going one more step
up the ladder of Navlife. Don't forget
the " ceegars" fellows! Ought to
be plenty of them- we hope!
" Tex" ' V. G. Farquhar, SC3c, left us
for duty on the U. S. S. Kanawah, an
oil tanker. Good luck Tex!
Hat. ch, CQM, ha been in the habit
of singing " Tha Music Goes Down and
Round". The chiefs are hoping he gets
a new tune soon.
Spike ' Iullane, Chief Sherrill has 10 I.
competition in the Quarters for hav_
ing a loud voice. Freer, CY has gone
back to the Indianapolis so Spike is
alone in his glory.
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