This little story is based on an
article read in the Harper's Magazine.
It appears that a country doctor
became quite fed up with attending
to the town's drunkard for
headaches about one or two in the
morning. The usual phone call from
the drunkard's house came in one
evening. The doctor decided it was
time that the drunk had a lesson
or two. He called up the undertaker
and told him that a man had died.
The undertaker was greatly grieved
but would be over for the body in a
short time. The informality of a
small country town permitted the undertaker
to make the arrangements
in the parlor of the home when he
found the front door open and no
one ready to receive him. Hearing
the noise in the parlor the drunk's
wife opened the door, saw the preparation
and screamed. This scream
woke the drunk from his stupor,
bleary eyed, he finally recognized the
undertaker and the coffin waiting for
him. Sobered for physical action he
" let out a howl that frightened children
four blocks away," and dove
through the nearest window. When
found two hours later he was hiding
in a dark corner a great distance
away. He never touched the stuff
for the next three years.
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ANSWERS TO QUERIES
1. " Bouse" means " to haul on" a
::!. To " box haul" means to put a
square rigged vessel on the
other tack by luffing into the
wind then veering short around.
3. A " boat box" is a box containing
tools and necessities kept
in all boats.
4. A " bobstay" is a stay used to
support the bowsprit.
5. The line from the mast to the
leech of a sail used to reduce
sail area when wearing is the
" brail". •....
The court: Just because this man
was on his hands and knees in the
middle of the street is no indication
or proof that he was drunk.
Recorder: But, your honor, this
man was trying to roll up the white
line in the middle.
THE BLUE BONNET
LITTLE OCKO SAYS
( ContinueJ from page 3)
Somebody else back there told me
that Dutton was going ashore and
make a real Chief Boatswain's Mate
out of himself:-: I wonder?
* * :;: *
Stopped in the Scullery the other
evening and there was my friend Henry,
Scullerymaid, writing poetry and
letters at the same time .... not love
is it Hank? Seems to me that when a
two hundred pound squeeze- artist begins
writing poetry something is in
::: :;: *' *
Now listen fellows, old Ocko is a
pretty busy guy, and he does need a
lot of help, so why not use that Contribution
Box in the No. 1 Messing
Compartment and let me in on some
more of the real happenings in the
life of the Rambler Ship and her
crew ? ? ? Noone knows how those
little short shots help when you're
tired and the BLUE BONNET is waiting
to go to press .... What do you
That's all for this time, and I'll
be seein' ya, Thanks.
Little Ocko ......
YOUR BOXING SQUAD
( Continued from Page 1)
six by KO's. Holton, we feel, should
win decisively, provided he carries on
as he did in his last bout. Colbert
meets Sandy Sanchez, the lad that
took a close decision from Carter, the
former's stablemate. At present this
is the card for our lads this Friday,
14 October, at the Wilmington Bowl.
That does not mean the end of course,
for Harris, Hodge and Martin are in
fighting trim and go along for any
bouts they may get. Harris and
Hodge will take all comers of their
respective weights and class.
Keep an eye on this column fellows,
more wins than losses will be recorded
here. Help your boxing squad by
keeping in contact with them. Matches
between Martin and Morrissen,
Hodge and Frietas were called off by
the other parties. We hope they meet
some day anyway.
That's all for this week with Your
Boxing Squad . . . . . . .
USS Houston- lO- 18- 38- 1200.
8- 14 while running
submerged off Bartlett
R e e fLight,
broadcasted a radio
was clearly picked
up over ten miles away.
Coast Guard cutters engaged on
tce patrol duty off the coast of Labrador
and Newfoundland, reported
extremely large icebergs, growlers,
::'! 1d ice fields during May.
British warships of the home fleet
are painted dark grey and those of
the Mediterranean Squadron are
painted light grey. The ships on the
China Station, mostly cruisers and
sloops, have white hulls and grey
Rear Admiral S. P. Carter during
the Civil War offered his services as
an Army officer to Lincoln. He entered
the Arrr, y, rose to the rank of
Major General, returned to the Navy,
and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral,
being the only man to hold both
When the Dredge Hell Gate was
towed from New York to Honolulu a
distance of 6,700 miles a line was
trolled the whole distance without a
The word " Admiral" comes from
the Arabic via the French, amir- albahr,
commander of the seas.
In the earliest days the striking of
the bells indicated the turning of the
half- hour sand glass by the quartermaster.
The youthful Romeo slipped his
arm around the girl and kissed her
full upon the lips. He then drew
back to note the effect.
The girl looked bored.
" Jimmy, I went to the movies yesterday.
And I'm disappointed in
you. You don't kiss one bit like Tony
" Maybe not, but you must remember
that I haven't an Alice Faye