ARMY & NAVY: On Every Ship


They say that every sailor's got

A wife in every port.

That's a dirty lie because

He's nothing of the sort.

If a sailor has a wife

In every port then take my tip,

That every sailor's wife has got

A man on every ship.

—Harry Lauder.

U. S. Navy men last week adopted a new fashion. To Commander Calvin H. Cobb of the destroyer Billingsley, bound out of St. Petersburg, Fla., for Philadelphia, came a radio from the police that a St. Petersburg girl was believed to have been smuggled aboard the Billingsley; please...

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