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DON'T BUY A USED CAR BECAUSE YOU ARE JUST BUYING
SOMEBODY'S TROUBLES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.6

Date learned: CHILDHOOD ; 11-00-1968

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HANGER QUEENS

IT IS AN OLD NAVY TRADITION THAT EVERY OUTFIT MUST
HAVE A HANGER QUEEN. THIS IS SUPPOSEDLY THE BEST
AIRPLANE IN THE SQUADRON, IN WHICH EVERYTHING WORKS
THE BEST, DROPS THE MOST BOMBS, ETC. IN ACTUALITY,
HOWEVER, THIS IS THE PLANE IN WHICH NOTHING WORKS
AT ALL, AND SO PARTS ARE ROBBED FROM IT TO FIX
THE OTHER PLANES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.6

Date learned: 03-09-1970

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U. S. S. NEVERDOCK

THERE IS A NAVY TRADITION CONCERNING THE GOOD SHIP
U.S.S. NEVERDOCK, A VESSEL WITH AN UNKNOWN PURPOSE
AND UNKNOWN CREW THAT SAILS ABOUT, NEVER COMING INTO
DOCK TO PORT. SHE HAS A POOL TABLE, BOWLING ALLEYS,
SWIMMING POOLS, AND MANY OTHER LUXURIES ABOARD, AND
ONLY A SELECT FEW ARE CHOSEN TO BE FLOWN ON THE SHIP TO
JOIN HER CREW. IT IS A STANDARD JOKE AMONG ALL SAILORS
WHO ARE AWAITING ORDERS THAT THEY WILL BE DESTINED FOR
THE U.S.S. NEVERDOCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALMA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.6

Date learned: 03-09-1970

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