-: THE ELUE BONNET :-
A weekly publication of the ship's company
of the U. S. S. Houston, Captain
G. N. Barker, U. S. N., Commanding and
Commander C. A. Bailey, U. S. N., Executive
Editor. Lieut. ( jg) E. A. McDonald.
Assistant Editor: Ensign J. P. M. Johnston
Associate Editor: Stefan Sivak, Jr., SKlc
Associate Editor: W. J. Bannen. Sea. lc
Cartoonist: W. C. Ridge
Circulation: John Boris, Y3c
Printer: R. L. Beckwith, Sea. lc
( Not Minnie)
Q: Now as I understand it, Mr.
Gooch, you are what is called a cigarette
A: Yeah, I don't ever buy none.
Q: How do you operate, Mr. Gooch?
Do you just ask people for cigarettes?
A: Naw, that's just plain bummin' I
mooch'em. I use psychology. Suppose
I see a guy take out a pack. I say,
" Boy, that reminds me. I'm fresh out
of cigarettes." The other guy nearly
always says, " Won't you have one
Q: But suppose he doesn't?
A: Well, if the guy is tough I work
the decoy- pack trick on him. As soon
as he lights up I pull an empty pack
and look surprized when I don't find
any. Then I say ' my golly, I thought
I had one."
Q: And if that doesn't work?
A: Well, then I get out a match
and light hi cigarette and look all the
time as if I would like one.
Q: But supposing he does not fall
A: Then I give him the works. I get
out a cigarette of my own and drop
it on deck.
Q: You mean you actually have a
cigarette of your own?
A: Yes. But I only have to carry
one and I can use it plenty of time .
I don't ever smoke it; I just drop it
on deck and say. " There goes my last
cigarette." The other guy offers me
one of his and when he is not looking
I pick up mine and u e it another time.
By the way, I'm fresh out of cigarettes!
According to the latest definition,
an old maid i a " yes" gal who
never had a chance to talk.
THE BLUE BONNET
Mare Island Facilities
( From Page 1.)
the Shipfitters' Shop No. 11 ( the large
building to the south end of the Industrial
Section of the Yard). An Assistant
to the Captain of the Yard is
Canteen - Mare Island 361.
Ship's Service Store and OfficeMare
The Theatre of Better Pictures - latest
talkies shown nightly, including
short musicals, comedies and late
news reels, etc.
Two shows nightly. First show, 6: 00
p. m.; Second show, 8: 15 p. m.
Price: Admission, Adults 10 cents;
children, 5 to 14 years of age, 5
cents. Coupon Book containing
$ 3.00 worth of tickets for $ 2.50.
Refund made on unused tickets.
Marine tBarracks Activities: The Post
Exchange Store, Restaurant, etc., is
located on 13th Street, in the Marine
Corps section of the yard. Telephone
Mare Island 90.
Vallejo avy Y. M. C. A., is located at
307 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo. Mr.
Thor E. Eriksen is in charge, phone
Vallejo 222. The Army- Navy Department
of the Y. M. C. A. in New York
and the citizens of Vallejo have made
possible a wonderful club for the men
in the United States Naval and Military
Service. It is your Young Men's
Christian Association. Your uniform
entitles you to membership in the
Navy Y. M. C. A.
St. Peter's Chapel: Both Protestant
and Catholic Services are conducted
every Sunday morning in St. Peter's
Chapel, located on Walnut Avenue.
These services are for personnel of
ships present in the yard, as well as
the yard personnel. Catholic Mass at
9 o'clock, Protestant services at 7: 30
and 10: 30 o'clock. The Chapel is open
every day from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. There
are many interesting memorial windows
and tablets to service heroes
which are of interest to all service
avy Relief Society. The California
Auxiliary ( Mare Island) of the Navy
Relief Society is available for assistance
to the personnel of ships present
in the yard. Cases are handled and
information given by the Yard Chaplain
whose office is at tbe Hospital.
The Dude Ranch
( From Page 1.)
the different trips in the woods and
to the Lake, but each and every guest
has his recreation for the day.
There is a maternity hospital,
spotlessly white and offering every
comfort for the expectant mother.
Pups born here have every advantage
in the world because they can play in
the woods and use the special pen
when they are old enough to enjoy
the rubber balls, bones, pork chops,
rats, mice and all that goes with them.
Special sand from a special nearby
mountain provides sand for this play
pen. The little rascals are weighed
daily and a chart kept on each of
A scientifically balanced
diet with all the vitamins is prepared
in a pressure cooker for their rations.
No french pastries are allowed, only
husky ranch fare, but those desiring
special diets are served from the
chuck house. In the chuck house is
listed the names of each guest and his
special menu for the day. Some dogs
get one egg on rising and others two,
depending on whether they are still
growing. For the dogs that have difficulty
in dropping off to sleep a portion
of hot milk or ovaltine is served.
As the special orders are taken to
the various guests in a chuck wagon
one will find the dogs usually reclining
on their sunbath platform absorbing
the ultra violet rays of this
The more delicate breeds
or the pampered ones have indoor
quarters for sleeping with access to
the outside runs so that they can go
out and in as they desire. All of the
individual bunk houses have one large
window, tile floors, elevated beds, a
ventilating system, and are furnished
with torquoise and blue pottery. In
the winter months this is kept at an
even heat day and night. For the dogs
that desire them wool jackets or SKI
SUITS are furnished when the snow
falls. Snow men with eyes of meat are
made so that the dogs can enjoy playing
with them to the utmost. Cold
mountain water and even sulphur
spring water is at hand for the dogs.
avy Bill opines that the greatest
water power known to man is a woo