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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 11, 1938-03-19 - Page 2. March 19, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 23, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/868/show/865.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (March 19, 1938). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 11, 1938-03-19 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/868/show/865

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 11, 1938-03-19 - Page 2, March 19, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 23, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/868/show/865.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 5, No. 11, 1938-03-19
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. V, No. 11, 1938-03-19
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Bannen, W. J., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Ridge, W. C., cartoonist
  • Boris, John, circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (Local)
  • At Sea
Date March 19, 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 :- Editor. Lieut. ( jg) E. A. McDonald, U. S. N. 19 March, 1938 ....• 11 · 1 •• mighty tender chow on the trip to the Emerald Isles of the broad Pacific. As we are out to sea, Webb, Bkr2c, will be aboard and we can look forward to a long and tasty line of baked goods. The pay office is running as smoothly as ever with Pappy ( General) Grant, CSK, going ashore early last Satur­day forenoon and leaving 01' Man Yates at home singing the blues. Well, Sivak, the man of accounts of the Sup­ply Office is having a big time with the Aviation crew, as the arrival of 2 new planes put the lad to work and he is really sir. ging the song of the Navy man from time immemorial. The Aviation gang have two new sea­planes aboard and they are busily at work keeping them in top- notch shape for the strenuous duty that is coming to them. They also have a spare fold­ed and tucked away in the port han­ger space that is giving them things to do in their spare moments. Pat Readette proudly showed me a picture of as lovely a youngster as I have ev­er seen and she is just about to com­mence walking. You've a right to be proud Pat, old timer, and I'm not so sure that I don't envy you quite a bit. SEND THE BLUE BONNET HOME. ~ odern VVarfare MILITARY FIREWORKS: MOdern science finds practical use for fire­works and fire.: rackers. The aviator carries, as a part of his equipment, parachute flares, smoke candles, and a " Very" pistoL The parachute flares, whicp. burn about four minutes, drop­ping 300 to 400 feet a minute, are used to light the way in case of a forced landing. The smoke candles, which burn with a peculiar dense grey smoke unlike ordinary smoke, are burned to attract attention in case an aviator lands in an isolated region, or is injured in landing and needs as­sistance. The " Very" pistol shoots stars which give a brilliant white light; both these and rockets are used in signaling. Star shells are f~ und very useful in wartime, for they lIght up a large area as brightly as a searchlight, wIthout betraying their point of origin. It is not known Whether fireworks originated as a means of warfare or for a celebrativn. The Chinese knew them probably fifty centuries ago. ( From Page 1.) Let us take a walk up on the signal bridge and see the boys there hoisting signals and sending a few messages via blinker and semaphore. And down below that is the radio shack, and the people sitting around with earphones on and a lot of funny looking gadgets that mean nothing at all to you and I, but are the heart and soul of the Radi­oman. In through these earphones and other gadgets come the communica­tions that cause us to do so many dif­ferent things that we see no immedi­ate reason for; and also that stuff which goes to make the " Morning Press" for which we are so thankful in the morning watch as we drink our coffee. We also think of how the peo­Ie on the bridge are accused of raiding sundry places aboard ship with mal­ice aforethought and finding various edibles for use during the mid- watch. They tell me that Lloyd, SM3c, had quite a time keeping some sandwich­es he had hidden at one time not long ago, and we wonder how it is that some folks are always trying to reap the profits from someone else's efforts. And now the C& R Department comes in for its share. Most recent general repair job that comes to min< l is the new broom hanger that one sees in ev­ery compartment aboard, and must saythat its alotnicer thanhavingthose brooms all over the deck and one day it is here and the next day its where you happen to find it. Nice going I say. Besides that they have been re­pairing the gangways and the win­dows in the Pilot House. The paravane gear has also felt the hand of the boys that work under the direction of that erstwhile pair, Shaw, CM1c, and Go­daire, SF1c. And then we think of that new radio that Joe Oberg brought aboard last Thursday and the pains that everyone went to to rig an aerial, and also that Joe is wondering if it will last out the cruise, as it has sel­dom been quiet since its arrival. Now we are about to look over the Supply Department and their running mates of the C( lmmissary, where we see that they have filled the vegetable locker to overflowing with fresh vege­tables and spuds, and the ice box is also full. That can only mean one thing, we are about to have some Aboard The Houston At Sea Ensign J. P. M. Johnston Stevan Sivak, Jr. SK2c W. J. Bannen, Seaman lc W. C. Ridge John Boris, Y3c Assistant Editor: Associate Editor: Associate Editor: Cartoonist: Circulation : A weekly publication of the ship's company of the . S. S. Houston, Captain G. N. Barker, U. S. .. Commanding and Commander C. A. Bailey. U. S. N., Executive Officer. More Service From Ship's Service The Ship's Service has purchased a supply of assorted spare parts for radios at wholesale prices for the con­venience of radio- minded personnel. These parts will cost about one- half their retail value ashore. Walters, RM1c, of the Ship's radio gang has offered his services in repairing rad­ios for you. If your old radio groans and squeaks now is the time to get it in first class condition at very low cost. Due to numerous requests for coffee, the Soda Fountain has been provided with a new Silex Coffee Maker. This coffee maker is supposed to make the best coffee obtainable ( providing the best grade coffee is used) and it is apparent that is is being well received judging from the line- up. It will take a few days for our soda jerkers to get up their speed in coffee making so don't give up hope - we expect to be serving coffee just as fast as you can drink it before the week is up. During the past few months the Ship's Service has been receiving more and more patronage from the crew. This increased patronage has allowed pur­chase of the chairs and tables for the compartments, athletic gear, sweaters for our athletic teams, prizes for sports, etc. It is proposed to extend the antennaplex radio system aft upon return to San Pedro. Other pro­ceeds will be spent in such a way as will benefit the ship and the crew. Sivak: " Boy, she certainly gave you a dirty look!" G. E. Lewis: " Who?" Sivak: " Why, Mother Nature, of course."