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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. 1, No. 3, 1938-10-18 - Page 2. October 18, 1938. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/943/show/940.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Johnston, J. P. M., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Bannen, W. J., associate editor. (October 18, 1938). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1938-10-18 - Page 2. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/943/show/940

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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. 1, No. 3, 1938-10-18 - Page 2, October 18, 1938, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 14, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/943/show/940.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1938-10-18
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. I, No. 3, 1938-10-18
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
  • Dillahunt, H. E., printer
  • Swiderski, S. J., printer
  • Schick, C. H., printer
  • Owen, D. W., printer
  • Rakowski, J. T., printer
  • Foltz, E. L., printer
  • Beckwith, R. L., printer
  • Surratt, R. W., printer
  • Elliott, J. E. Jr., printer
  • Franklin, M., printer
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date October 18, 1938
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 12, Folder 2
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 Two -: THE BLUE BON ET :- 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 Officer. Editor: Lieut. ( jg) E. A. McDonald. Assistant Editor: Ensign J. P. M. Johnston Aosociate Editor: Stefan Sivak, Jr., SKlc Associate Editor: W. J. Bannen, Bkr 3c Cartoonist: W. C. Ridge Circulation: John Boris, Y3c Printers: H. E. Dillahunt, CPrtr., S. J. Swi­derski, Prtrlc., C. H. Schick, Prtrlc., D. W. Owen, Prtr2c., J. T. Rakowski, Prtr3c.. E. L. Foltz, Prtr3c., R. L. Beckwith, Seale., R. W. Surratt, Seale., J. E. Elliott, Jr., Sea2c., A. M. Franklin, Sea2c. EDITORIAL Don't make any mistake about it, if you aren't going up the hill of life, you are sliding down it. There really is no such thing as standing still any more than there is such a thing as perpetual motion. We become satisfied with what we have done and fool ourselves into be­lieving that we can rest safely on our oars. That's when the fellows in the other boats spit on their palms and prepare to give us the glad go- by. The minute you begin to drift in this sea called life- you're heading downstream. All the great empires of history perished when they ceased to grow. China built a wall around herself and stood still for a thousand years, and where is she today? Complacency is dangerous! Stand still- and you perish. Carryon, struggle through, keep going and you'll arrive. If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself and others. If you want to hold a responsible position in life 20 years from now, you must start working for that position not five or ten years hence, but now. If you want to control others, you must learn to control yourself. If you want the good opinion and not the contempt of others, avoid profane and obscene speech. If you want to keep your character and reputation above suspicion, keep THE BLUE BON ET good company or none. If you want real happiness, indulge in wholesome recreation only, and refrain from pleasures and keep away from places that are degrading and dangerous. If you want to know enough to be advanced, study regularly and intel­ligently. If you want financial security, don't buy on credit but pay us yoa go and save somet:-.: ng ever,. month, starting now. If you w•. nt a rewar<. " or hard work, you will find it in assl5nments to more hard work, fer the higher the rating the heavier is the respon­sibilty. - U. S. S. Pennsylvania " Keystone" ...... AUTICAL NOVELTIES ( Continued from page 1) clean of person and exceedingly po­lite; I have never seen a Chinese sailor creating a disturbance unleS6 arguing over the price of an enameled wash basin. Incidentally, each sailor has his own individual basin. The sailors are very curious, and will stop and gaze at something for an hour at a time. I believe there is only one other race of people more cur­ious- you're right-- I am thinking of Americans. These Chinese sailors are given liberty only during daylight hours, and have to be aboard by sun­down. Then the gangways are hoist­ed in. This is to prevent the ship from being stolen. Very little paint is used on the ships, mainly because they cannot get very much of it to use. Sand and canvas is not spared, however. From daylight to dark the ships get a continual scrubbing. Despite the pungent odors of native wood oils used in lieu of varnishes, these Chi­nese men- of- war are the cleanest in the world. The principal iterm of food on board ship are greens, similar to our spinach; many dishes of watercress, beet tops and other greens which ra­ther explodes the popular belief that rice i the one big item. Of course, rice is there, too, as well as fish. To see a Chinese sailor bound for his ship after liberty you would be led to believe that each had to buy his own food. They spend all their money on foodstuffs- and American lenni shoes! 0 seagulls hove over the stern, however, as they do the Ame­rican men- o'- war. There is nothmg left for them at mealtimes, and the gulls know it. The average monthly pay of a Chi­nese is about $ 4.00 Amerioon money; not paid in American money, of course bus it equivalent in Chinese coins. This is about twice the amount that a Japanese sailor gets. Of course this salary depends on the prosperity of the province in which the ship is stntioned. The local Generals pay for protection by sea, and the more they pay the more protection the ship can give them. Although the Navy is under the Nanking goverment, the ' Admirals' are more or less on their own, and move their ships at will. Several aval academies exist in China, all manned by English offi­cers; yet the majority vf the Chi,' e. k in the Navy are trained in Japan. Several high ranking Chinese offi­cers are graduates of the leading universities. These Chir. esG ships look clean and appear t) be very efficient. I believe, however, that - in the event of trouble - they sigh wlth relief at the approach of a vessel flying the stars and stripes. ..... QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1. " Bouse" means what? 2. From the old Navy- wnat does " box haul" mean? 3. Just what is a " boat box"? 4. On a sailing vessel what is a " bobstay"? 5. Small boat sailing just what is a " brail" and where is it used? Answers on page 4 ..,. " ow," she asked, " is there any man in the audience who would let his wife be slandered and say no­thing? If so, stand lip." A meek little man rose to his feet. The lecturer glared at him. " Do you mean to say you would let your wife be slandered and say nothing?" " Oh, I'm orry," he apologized, " I thought you said slaughtered."