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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 3. March 19, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 18, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/868/show/866.

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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 3. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/868/show/866

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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 3, March 19, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 18, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/868/show/866.

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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 Right at the first this week I want to extend the welcome of the Blue Bon­net and the ship's company to A. J. Dutton, who came aboard and received his appointment to Chief Boatswain's Mate ( AA), on the sixteenth. His last duty was on the Reina Mercedes, Annapolis, Md., and he told me that he hopes to enjoy his tour of duty on the Rambler ship. We do too, and may he have a long tour at that! ! E+ We heard also that Dingle, G, R., was appointed to CWT ( AA) at about the same time, only a few days earlier. Nice going, and congratulations. We hope that all the other men on the second pay grade who took the exams meet with good luck and receive their appointments before long. E+ Poor Knowlden, Y3c, of the Gunnery Dep't., the first night out the lad was really wishing that we were back in the near vicinity of Long Beach. Don't tell me the Golden Grainers are all on the Argonne. E+ This is the week of the Irish and last Thursday was a day of rejoicing in the heart of every true Irishman in the world. Saw quite a few of the men of the Rambler Ship wearing the fa­mous green about the decks that day and so I guess there still is a chance for St. Patrick after all. He'll be quickly enough forgotten when we reach Honolulu, you can bet on that E+ Through the mails the last Thursday we were in Long Beach there came a letter to Tom Mallette, galley striker, from Dorothy Lamour, star of the pic­ture " Hurricane". . . . Mallette has taken a lot of good natured kidding from the gang back there and earned for himself the name of the Blushing Beauty of the S Division. He said something about a picture and all the lads are dying to see it. THE BLUE BONNET " Andy" Mellon of the Zoom- gang has returned to the ship after a thirty day shipping over leave, and tells us that it is plenty cold back there in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Andy's pre­navy home was in Northern Wisconsin and since the writer has spent a couple of winters in that territory he can easily see where Andy is quite right. E+ Tennant, WT1c, B Div., returned to the ship to make the cruise and we hope that he too enjoyed his leave at his home. Be sorta nice to drop down in the fireroom and have a cup of cof­fee and talk over old times with him. E+ Westerfield, EM2c, our movie opera­tor tells me that we have some thirty new records aboard for use with the vitaphone system and they sure are honeys. They were purchased through Ship's Service facilities and will be nice to listen to when we get far e­nough south when it will be warm e­nough to sit on the quarter- deck and listen to them. We also have a few chairs and card tables on the mess decks, and they seem to be getting a real welcome from all hands for a fel­low can seldom find a place on one af­ter working hours. Lets take care of these luxuries and it will not be long till we have more of the same. E+ Dell Hunter Smith and Felix, our two mail orderlies, have been doing a nice run of business on the sale of the nice­ly displayed envelopes and stamps in the P. O. bulletin board. It is nice that all the fellows seem about to remem­ber the home folks with Clipper Air Mail when we get to the islands. While Speaking of it, a Chief Petty Officer on the ship was remarking the other day on the courteous and pleasent ser­vice a fellow receives at the Post Of­fice these days. Weare fortunate in having a couple of fine tempered lads who can do business with a smile and take a joke when it comes their way. E+ You'll have to admit it fellers, that lad Cochrane of GSK is quite a busi­ness man too. He sent a book of the Houston matches to every one of the Canteen Yoeman in the Fleet and did right well by himself. Most of the boys sent back two and three for his collec­tion and the fellow on the Vincennes sent a whole box of forty. Well, its a cinch bet he'll not run out of match­es for a while anyway. Page 3 Henry, GM1c, has a new way of hold­ing reveille in the armory. He comes in and gives ' Rosebud' ( so his girl calls him) Freeman a call by pulling the boy's nose and it seems that our Herkie doesn't E: njoy it a little bit. E+ Congratulation and cigar are in or­der at this time for Pappy Asher, of turret two, who received his acting appointment to Chief Turret Captain, and to Abbot, of the Boat Shop, who recieved his acting appointment to Chief Machinist's Mate on the 16th as well as Dutton, CBM, and Dingle, CWT. E+ One day la t week we received some recruits aboard. thirteen in number and they were assigned to their dif­ferent divisions and we welcome them aboard, for more reasons than one; that is, we are not only glad to have new shipmates but also glad to have more men aboard during the cruise, as after all we lost a few in the days just before we left berth Dog Six. E+ Miller and Rice, two dashing " V" Div. Seamen, have quite a time telling the same story on each other. It seems Miller took up a blind date with a young femme of the Apache nation­ality, and blushes beautifully when it is referred to. To counteract it he now claims that Rice was the heart­breaker and not himself. I'm also told that Nelson of the same group is quite a gigolo. How about it, Nellie ? ...... Jokes? The C. P. O. was giving the new col­ored ship's cook, fresh from the coun­try, some advice " We shall have a new griller for the galley, too- you know what a griller is?" " I sho do," replied Amos, signifi­cantly. " It's a big, hairy monkey the size of a man. And if you want one of those in the galley ah'm leavin' this ship ~ OW!" Got the usual bunch of letters in this week. The best letter was one I got from a Dumb Dora who wanted to know who won the diaper derby stag­ed by three fathers in Hollywood re­cently. Of all the dumb questions. Nobody won, of course. Each father wound up a little behind.