US Naval Training School at Harvard University - All Hands Yearbook (Cambridge, MA)
- Class of 1943
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Text from Pages 1 - 68 of the 1943 volume:
3 Editor: Don Dennis
Editorial Assistants: C. Edward Weilepp, James Zed,
Lars Stenberg, Rolf Haugen
Art Editor: J. H. Reicharf, Jr.
Endleaf by Bemard Lange
Portrait of OHicer-in-Charge by Jack Clark
Features: David Galiup! Eugene Kone, John Vldhos
Photo Editor: DeWitt Kelley
Photos by Car! Derman, John Gobeille,
Charles Van Voorhis, Charles Whitney,
W. W. Whitaker
Business Manager: Gordon Marks
.Business Assismnts: O. K. Bovard, Frederic Corrigan,
J. Peter Schaeffer
NavTraScoI Kommunica ions
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PUBLISHED BY THE
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LIEUT. COMDR. M. E. PARADISE, USNR
Naval Training School 4Communications1
Appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1922,
graduated in 1926 and commissioned Ensign, USN. Served as
Radio Officer of the uUSS Maryland" from 1926 to 1928. Resigned
from the regular Navy and entered the Naval Reserve in 1929,
returning to active duty in December of 1940. Was Communication
Officer of the "USS Wasp" from 1941 to July, 1942. Named
instructor and OFFicer-in-Charge, Naval Training School CCommuni-
cationsL Cornell University, serving in this capacity From July to
October, 1942. Came to Naval Training School Clndoctrination and
Communicationsl Harvard University in October, 1942, as Head of
the Academic Department. Became Executive OHicer in March,
1943, and was appointed to his present position in June.
tk if it
Crayon Drawing by
Ensign Jack Clark.
Ll. Comdr. C. F. .Brengartner, USNR
Head of Academic Department
Lt. 091C. J. O'Neill, USNR
Welfare and Recreation OFFicer
LIEUT. COMDR E. W. SWEETLAND
Graduated From the U. S. Naval
Academy in 1922 and spent the Following
20 years in civilian life. Returned to active
duty in the spring of1942 as Training Officer,
Naval Training School Gndoctrinationl Uni-
versity of Arizona. Reported in February,
1943 at the Naval Training School 4W R1,
Hunter College, as Training Officer and
Assistant to the Executive until appointed to
his present duty as Executive Officer at the
Naval Training School hCommunicationQ,
Harvard University in June, 1943.
Lt. Comdr. B. L. Stewart, USNR
Senior Communications Officer
Lt. 091 A. X. O'Connor, USNR
Lt. Fields L1. 0Q Brown Lt. QgD Flanagan Prof. Woods
"Peppy" Grant Trouble-Shooter Saunders
Chief Walker Chief Snowden Chief Searey SM1C Gardiner
Lt. Comdr. M. E. Paradise, USNR, OFfice-in-Charge
LL Comdr. E. W. Sweetldnd, USNR, Executive Officer
Lt. Comdr. C. F. Brengartner, USNR, Head of Academic Department
Lt. Comdr. B. L. Stewart, USNR, Senior Communications Officer
Lt. Comdr. P. F. Hilfon DMCL USNR, Senior Medical Officer
Lt. Comdr. A. L. LiftIeField UVKD, USNR, Medical Officer
Lt. W. N. Gallagher DDCL USNR, Dental Officer
L1. 0E9 A. E. Hamer DDCL USNR, Junior Dental OFficer
LL 0Q E. A. Juhl, USNR, Personnel Officer
Lt. Ciw H. M. Hansen, USNR, Aide to the Executive Officer
L1. 0Q A. E. Kenison, Jr., USNR, First Lieutenant
Lt. GQ A. X. O'Connor, USNR, Regimental OFficer
Lt. 09D C. J. O'Neill, USNR, Welfare D Recreation Officer
LL Ow C. E. Whithdm, USNR, Athletic Officer
LL 6Q L. F. Worley 6CD, USNR, Disbursing Officer
Prof. E. L. Chaf-fee, S.B., A.M., Ph.D.,
Ens. F. S. Allis, USNR
Lt. 09 T. W. Bradley, USNR
Lt. CigD J. L. Brown, USN
L1. 09D J. W. Byrns, USNR
Lt. 0:50 S. M. Calderwood, USNR
Lt. 09D E. O. Elmer, Jr., USNR
Ens. H. O. Evien, USNR
L1. 099 T. S. Farrar, USNR
Lt. 09D W. D. Faxon, USNR
Lt. Herbert Fields, USNR
Ens. P. F. Flaherty, USNR
Lt. 0:9 J. C. Flanagan, USNR
Ens. S. E. Forsyth, USNR
Ens. H. J. L. Foriuin, USNR
Lt. Ow P. L. Geibel, USNR
Lt. 0Q R. S. Geil, USNR
L1. QQ J. J. Glennon, USNR
Ens. R. M. Grigsby, USNR
B. D. Snowden CSM GAD
P. D Walker CSM GAD
J. W. Sedrcy CRM GJAD
K G. Scott CSp DAD
J A. Mchhee CSp CAD
In Charge of Radio Engineering
Lt. GED Bertrand Hagg, USNR
Lt. 09 R. S. Hamilton, Jr., USNR
L1. 09D R. P. Harmel, USNR
LL C. W. Harrison, USNR
L1. 690 E. H. Jones, USNR
Lt. 09D J. B. Kadel, USNR
Ens. C. B. Kemp, USNR
Prof. A. R. Knipp, A.B., B.S., Ph.D.
Li. S. B. Lashman, USNR
Lt. Robert Levin, USNR
Lt. 0Q D. M. Madden, USNR
Prof. H. R. Mimno, E.E., A.M., Ph.D.
L1. 09 J. W. Scholl, USNR
L1. 0Q G. L. Smeigh, USNR
L1. 0Q R. J. Thomas, USNR
Ens. L. N. Wires, USN
Prof. R. W. Woods, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Mr. Guy Worsley, B.A., M.A.
D Bridgemdn CSp 050
R. A. Gardiner, Jr SM1C
H. L. Grant SM1c
F P. Loch RM3c
N. Yost RM3c
81m 0 7.43
THE COMPANY STAFF
Ing rarn Gayman Marks Zea Acker
From our start as Company Fox through to our PG courses as Company Able, from
July,s sweltering heat to DecembeHs chilling winds, Class 7-43 was under the capable leader-
ship of Company Commander Bill Acker, SUb-Commander Jack Ingram and Adiutant Jim Zea
with Elvyn Gayman as leader of section A and Gordon Marks as leader of section B.
Company Commander Acker was a pleasant little gent with a New York accent
and a chest that had siipped slightly. The class will long remember his legal arguments with
indoctrination instructors, his cracking cadence as he shouted Hip-Hop-Hup-Ho, his "Seats,
gent-I-men, seats," and the time he couldnlt get over the hurdle in the obstacle course in gym.
Seriously, Ensign Acker did a mighty Fine iob of maneuvering the boys around and
he went to bat for the company many times to try to get longer weekends, Fewer drills, and
no overcoats. The class is mighty Fortunate to have had such an oFticer in command.
Fourth row: R. Andcrxon, Bunken, E. Amltrson, Bitlll, Acklry, Armstrong, Brown, Bassett, Boyle
Third row: Bn'dcscn, Bacon, Bartlw, Braakhart, Brcituiriscr. Baightol, Brady, Athcrtnn, Bryan
Sorrmul rozr: J. Anderson, Bateman, Almund, Bovard, Bartlt'lt. Abse, Browne, Bcnuchamp
Firxt 70w: Atltlington, Bean, Carltr, Brawl, Borland, liornfrimd, Bond
tAbovet The "Ninth Platoon"
meets the company at noon.
GQighD The O.T.C. ponders tactics.
. Composed of 33 men whose names, with one
exception, begin with A or B, the First Platoon could
very appropriately be called AB which according to
naval communications means HAII Before." Since that
fateful July 1 when strong men quaked and weak men
collapsed, ABS have led the company. We have been
Hall before" in pay line, security watches, company com-
manders, being inspected, being "shot" in the arm, beet-
ing and talking in ranks and everything else except
marching to chow-which
we do only on Monday. AB
is the despair of every pla-
toon leader. There is but
one time of the day when
the boys quit talking and start
looking sharp and that lasts
exactly 20 seconds as we
pass the regimental oHice or
Fourth row: Dennix, Farina", Clint, Dustin, Deedlrr, Culluhan, Constant, Donaldson, B. F001;, Edu'nrrlx
Third row: Dilworth, Dc KostL'r, Cast, Dcmchyk, Cumin, Cmrigan, Dcyngari, Clark, Dillon
Second row: Eu'bank, G. Cook, Coe, Douglass, Daxpit, Eversan, Coulson, Herman
First row: Davis, Fischm, Crow, Crane, Czcvcland, Conner, Crom
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. Buoyant, hopeful, confidentethe Second Platoon was
a lively group, and, with 39 men, the largest platoon in
the company after indoctrination. With DeReus to lead
the singing, Deedler to interrogate the instructors, and
Corwin to wisecrack, there was never a dull moment.
What other platoon could match the talent of portrait
painter Clark or concert pianist Donaldson, the easy con-
tident manner in which Everson maneuvered marching
men, the nonchalant independence of HAdmiral" Colby,
or the promptness of
Hdoubleetime" Derman in
making Formation? Never-
to-be-torgotten are: the
strenuous month of indoctrin-
ation under the leadership of
HNed" Conner; the calling
of the roll with Cook, B. T.
and Cook, G. A.,- the antics
Croop with those maneuvering
'Abovet From Corrigan Io Calla-
han for action. tLefD Chow.
Fourth row: Guthrie, Hailey, layman, Gust, Faulg, Gorham, Hardy
Third row: Greene, Human 11am, Garvey, Harrington, Funk, Gribetz
Szcond row: Freedman, Friedm, Freeman, Gregg, Glass, Folsom, Harkins
First raw: Harris, Flynn, Gallup, Gregory, Gresham, Gaaer
722 WanXeu'nf Wing
"The Thundering Third" they called themselves,
much to the dismay of everyone because with the
exception of Harnett and Gneuhs they were ac-
tually a comparatively quiet bunch of guys with
various accents, trades and talents. There was
Attorney Freeman, G-Man Harrington, Newsman
Garvey, Merchandiser Harkins, and also a Few old
salts like Gorham, Gribetz, Gust, Flynn and Fowle
who had been in the Navy before NTS Harvard.
Brother Flynn was, in tact, S.O.P.A. ot the regi-
ment, the only full lieutenant in the gang, as a
result of an alnav which struck during his training
here. From California, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi,
New York, Indiana and Vermont came "the Thun-
dering Third" to Form its own quiet little melting
pot at Harvard. Just like each of the other seven
platoons in the company, the Third considered
itself the Hcrack outtitn oi the regiment . . . and
probably was, too . . . it says here in small print
under the picture.
Crow KNIPP knew what he was talking
about. tBottomt Two old salts and a sea
chest. tHarrington, FolsomJ
Fourth row: Kuhn, Knox, Kunhcl. Landis, Human, Ilarrtwig, LaRue. Ingram .
Third row: Jonex, J. Kelly, L. R. Johnson, Kirk, Justix, Lathrop, Lange, Jewett, Kane, L. F. Johnxon, nght
Second 7010: J. Hartley, Lamlgraf, L. M. Johnson, Kirshbaum, Hiner, Hutchinso'n, Ilorlacher, lIurtcr, Holcomb
First row: Krauszer, Kniseley, R. Hartley, Hauuen, Kelley, Larson, D. Kelly, Kznney, Ileatan
7Ze ?EWZ- O-guztA
USir, the Fourth Division, 36 men" the oFFicer
sounded ohc. Usually he added uAIl Present,"
but sometimes it was K318 men on watchn or None
in Sick Bay,' and on rare occasions: Hone on
authorized leavefl From 21 states, these 36 men
had attended 37 colleges and engaged in a wide
variety of civilian occupations. There were only
eight bachelors in the group, and two 72-hour
leaves reduced this number to six. Fathers in the
grouptotaled17CFigure subiect to weekly change3.
The Fourth Platoon included MPO Dan Jones, erst-
while indoctrination instructor and gift of the school
staFF to the class of 7-43. The Fourth gave to the
company staFt Sub-Commander Ingram, who re-
ioined the platoon on pay clays, tor shots and ID
pictures. The Fourth wiH be remembered For its
hilarious smoker skit Ult's All Good Duty," written
and produced by Amphib Landgraf and starring
hAdmiralsH Uor a nighD Justis and Knight.
Gem Knox listening to "Fox".
hBottom Stars of the smoker skit:
Krauszer, Justis, Knight, Homan.
Almdnd E. F. Anderson
DAVID l. ABSE . . . ensign . . . the First in every line,
whether for pay or fever shots . . . a lawyer from
Bethlehem, Pd. . . Lehigh graduate with LLB. from
Georgetown University . . . employed with Federal
Farm Security Administration before his commission in
WILLIAM LEWIS ACKER . . . ensign . . . an hold
Army men" C151 LieUtJ who wound up in the Navy
. dffectionateiy known as "the Flag" because of
his post as company commander . . . a lacrosse player
par excellence . . . graduate of University of Penn-
sylvania and holder of law degree from Harvard . . .
family man, one child.
CARL D. ACKLEY . . . ensign . . . a true Spartan from
Michigan State College, class of '42 . . . insurance
UNnderwriter in Lansing, Mich., before taking up the
ALLIE ALBERT ADDINGTON . . . ensign . . . strictly
a fUII-o-fun fellow, long to be remembered by his
shipmdtes for his exhibited talent at smokers . . .
Hardin-Simmons, class of 37 . . . formerly newspaper
reporter and salesman in Abilene, Texas.
J. J. Anderson
R. H. Anderson, Jr.
IVERSON HAWTHORNE ALMAND . .
attorney from Arlington, Va. .
and Mary, 38 . . .
. ensign . .
. . graduate of William
married and father of one child.
ELVIN F. ANDERSON . . . ensign . . . received his
degree from North Dakota State in 1940 . . .
school teacher from Williston, S. D.
JOHN JOSEPH ANDERSON . . . ensign . . . eligible
achelor from Green Bay, Wis. . . . after graduating
from St. Norbert and picking up an M5. at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, he taught high school and coached
ROBERT HENRY ANDERSON, JR. . . . ensign . . .
learned to swear while at Harvard by stubbing his
toes in post-tdps darkness . . . received his higher
education at the University of Alabama, settled For an
M . now a converted New Englander from
Orange, Mass. . . . teacher in civilian life.
SAL J. ARENA . . . ensign . . . the easy-going lad
from "Joisey" City . . . graduate of Stevens Institute
of Technology, '42, with graduate work at N. Y. U
. a naval architect who is strictly four-O when it
comes to anything mechanical.
WILMER EVERETT ARMSTRONG . . . ensign . . .
taught school six years before becoming an accountant
For the Bendix corporation . . . a Hoosier through
and through with degrees from Ball State College and
Indiana University . . . 31, quiet, personable.
JAMES CLINTON ATHERTON . .
omist from Red Rock, Okla. . . . graduate of Okla-
homa A. 8t M., ,38 . . . attention, girls . . . heis
single, 26, tall, dark and handsome.
. ensign . . . econ-
DAVID CHARLES BACON, JR. . . . ensign . . . an
old elbow-bender from Pawhuska, Okla. at 23 . . .
another Oklahoma A. 8t M. graduate . . . bookkeeper
and salesman who came to NTS, Harvard after a stretch
as d yeomdn . . . rode herd on the First platoon during
our month as company Charlie.
JOE LLOYD BANKEN . . . ensign . . . of the Ken-
tucky Blue Grass Bankens . t . graduate of Murray
State Teachers College, '41 . . . saw 14 months of
duty as a yeoman . . . home Owensboro, Ky.
JOHN BRANDT BARTLEY . . . ensign . .
a gut-on the tennis court . . .
. . . A.B., Stanford, '37 . . . personnel superviser
for federal government . . . saw 18 months en isted
service before NTS, Harvard . . . single, winsome,
willing . . . hails from San Francisco.
. split many
an ace at the game
JOHN L. BASSETT . . . ensign . . . of the First platoon
. . . 95, married . an accountant from Milwaukee
with his degree from Marquette University, class of
JAMES LAVAR BATEMAN . . . ensign . . . modest,
unassuming, a real fellow . . . enlisted in the Navy
immediately after graduating from Brigham Young
University in 1941 . . . native of Riverton, Utah.
RICHARD HENRY BEAN . . . ensign . . . blond and
bright . . . University of Arkansas graduate from
Rogers, Ark. . . . formerly service representative for
Firestone Tire 8i Rubber.
GEORGE ALBERT BEAUCHAMP . . . ensign . . . of-
Ficially awakened by the HO.T.C." one hot sultry
afternoon, never quite lived it down . . A schooi
administrator from Birmingham, Mich. . . . married
and has one child . . . A.B., Michigan State Normal,-
M.A., Wayne University.
WILLIAM SCOTT BEIGHTOL . . . ensign . . . idughf
high school science and coached football in civilian
life . . . graduate of S.T.C., Lock Haven, Pa., ,41
. . married and father of one child . . . calls
Lykens, Pa. home.
GORDON DEFOREST BIEHL . . . ensign . . . loved
to yodel during breathing exercises in calisihenics
. graduate of Cornell College, '39 . . . formerly
merchandiser of men's clothing for Montgomery-Ward
home is Hinckley, HI.
KEITH LELAND BOND . . . ensign . . . a husband and
father devoted to his home . . . missed many a muster
to be there . . . graduated by University of South
Dakota in 1938 . . . a collection and credit manager
in Aberdeen, S. D. prior to coming to Harvard.
JOHN RAYMOND BORLAND . . . ensign . . . col-
lege instructor and research scientist , . . attended
Cornell and Columbia . . . holds three degrees from
N. Y. U: BS. in ,36, M.A. in '38, PhD. in '42 . . .
Ldrchmoni, N. Y. is home.
ARTHUR WOLFE BORNFRIEND . . . ensign . . . hails
from the Bronx Gas if you didn't knowD . . . launched
his marital career while studying Navy communications
here hgood trick if you can do i0 . . . previously a
faxation accounidnt, Art is a graduate of New York
OLIVER KURBY BOVARD . . . ensign . . . One-Of-
The-Boys-Bovard to you . . . a ready participant in
smoker fun . . . gof all excited one day when he
found out what fhe grid in the vacuum tube was for
. . . grad of Northwest Missouri State and Former
group insurance representative. . . . calls Augusta, Ga.
JAMES GORDON BOYLE . . . ensign . . . emerged
from Indiana State Teachers College hPa f In 1941 . . .
picked up a wife, a child and a iob as inspector for a
retail credit company before reporiing to the Navy.
H. MARSHALL BRADY . . . ensign . . . a Dun 8:
Brddsireei investigator from Jacksonville, Fla. . ..
received degrees from Appalacian State Teachers
College and University of Florida.
JAMES A. BRAUN. . ensign . beamed and
beamed ai friend wife and boss baby son who were
preiiy much around keeping track of things . . . A.B.,
California; M.A., Stanford . former supervisor of
automatic welding at 6 Kaiser shipyard.
WILLIAM PEDER BREDESEN . . . ensign . . . aGopher
from Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota,
'38 . . . office manager and insurance Underwriter
. of ihe stocky NTS Harvard team of Bredesen and
PAUL B. BREITWEISER . ensign . . breezed
through Washburn Universiiy in Topeka, .Ken. . .
married an attractive young miss . . . became editor
of the Sabeiha iKanJ newspaper.
MAURlCE EDWIN BROOKHART. . iieut. GED . . .
was chief psychological examiner for the Army at
Fort Leavenworth before BuPers decided to make 6
communications officer out of him . . . married, two
children, 33 . . . A.B., York College,- M.A., Uni-
versity of Nebraska.
ROBERT MELVILLE BROWN . . . ensign . . . former
dean of music and assistant professor of violin a1 Dakoia
Wesleyan, Mitchell, 5. D . holds bachelor's and
master's degrees of music from De Paul and North-
western Universities, respectively . . . a serious stu-
HARRY L. BROWNE . . . lieui. Ggh . . . husky bar-
risier from South Bend . garnered BS. and Juris
Doctor degrees at Indiana University . . . keen,
thorough, penetrating . . . member of the Indiana
Bar Association and the United Siaies Supreme Court
DANIEL V. BRYAN . . . ensign . . . professor of Eng-
lish turned communicator . . . B.A. and M.A. from
Iowa State University . . . Blair, Neb., claims Dan as a
home town boy.
ROBERT LOUIS CALLAHAN . . . ensign . . . tall,
dark and dour . . . a San Francisco boy, surprised to
Find that California is only one of the 48 states . . .
University of California grad . . . high school teacher
. put the second platoon through its paces for a
LESLIE GEORGE CARTER . . . ensign . . . pleasant,
mustached, blond . an accomplished pianist who
contributed to the success of company smokers . .
English and iournaiism instructor for Detroit board of
education . . . Band M A from Wayne University.
TRUMAN NEAL CASE . . . ensign . . . Casey from
California . . . sings well and even knows the words
. former elementary school principal and play-
ground and recreation director . . . graduate of
University of Redlands . . . advanced studies at
University of California and U. C. L. A.
JACK MERVIN CLARK . . . ensign . . . soft-spoken,
sociable, keyed with fresh enthusiasm . . . native of
Ottumwa, lowa . . . graduate of the University of
Iowa and the National Academy of Design, New York
. . a former hotel manager, then a talented portrait
painter and free-Idnce designer.
RICHARD COWING CLEVELAND . . .
Purdue graduate in 1940 . . . Rick and his "roomy
Donaldson got along famously because they couldn't
wear each other's uniforms and both were always
broke . . . 6 Chicago tabulating and statistics expert
. president of U.T.T.C. tUnder-The-TabIe-Clubl
ensign . . .
NEIL D. CLINE. . ensign . . . a quiet, pleasant straw-
berry blond from Champaign, III. graduate of the
University of Illinois, class of 36.. formerly assist-
ant sales manager for radio station WHAS, Louisville,
Ky. . . . married and proud papa of a boy.
LOYD WILLIAM COE . . . Iieut. GED . . . came to
NTS Harvard from Nebraska where he was assistant
state director of health education . . . B.S., Midland
College, M.A. from Columbia . . . writes home to
the folks at McCool Junction, Nebraska.
THOMAS EDWARD COLBY, III . . . ensign . . . a sly
raconteur in a long line tcount 'emh of same . . .
comes from hitherto-unheard of vitlage of Rockville
Center, biissfully married . . . sketches
during dull classes . . . claims Hamilton College as an
alma mater tno confirmation yet received from Hamiltonh
EDWARD HAWLEY CONNER . . . ensign . . . pte-
toon leader of the second during month as company
Fox . . . former enlisted man who saw duty in the
Pacific . . . made a couple trips to Guadalcanal
when the going was hot . . . grew up in San Fran-
cisco, attended University of California, became
division manager for Philip Morris 8t Co.
HENRY L. CONSTANT . . . ensign . . . Hank is a
regular fellow From Ottawa, Kan. . t . easy-going but
a smart duck . one of the two welfare and recrea-
tion officers of the company . . . research metalurgist
after graduation from Ottawa University . . . member
of the quartet of Constant-Patterson-O'Brien-WeiIepp
of Matthews 5-40.
BENJAMIN T. COOK . . . ensign . . . a Texan from
Blue Ridge, Texas . . . Ben is known to the company
as Cook, B. T. to distinguish him from Cook, G. A. . . .
graduate of East Texas State Teachers College and holds
M.A. from Sam Houston State Teachers College.
G. A. Cook
Phillips Brooks Reconnaissance
G. ALLEN COOK . . . ensign . . . graduate of Michi-
gan State in 1940 . . . was accountant with General
Motors in Flint, Mich. . . . held an ace in every hand
when the cards were falling.
FREDERIC H. CORRIGAN . . . ensign . . . right guide
and one-time platoon leader of the second, Fritz was
unexcelled in military bearing . . . from Wayzata,
Minn., on the shore of Lake Minnetonkd . . . at-
tended the University of Minnesota and broke into the
grain business in Minneapolis.
PAUL C. CORWIN . . . lieut. th . . . spouted pung-
ent wit in a delightful southern drawl . . . editor and
publisher of a weekly newspaper at Bay Minette, Ala.
in his civilian days . . . graduate of the University of
Alabama, class of 1939.
RUSSELL LEWIS COULSON . . . ensign . . . friendly,
dependable . . . graduate 'of Bradley Polytechnic
Institute . . . Russ used to be manager of the mortgage
loan division of a savings and loan association in his
home town of Peoria, III.
B. T. Cook
WILLIAM ARTHUR CRANE . . . ensign . . . enioys a
good laugh . . an accountant from Decatur, III. . . .
Bi" especially liked messenger duty on the watch
schedule . . . married . . . 8.5. degree from Millikin
University in 1938.
JAMES ROSS CROM . . . ensign . . . diminutive credit
manager from Maumee, Ohio . . . graduate of Wash-
ington and Lee University with LLB. . . . married,
RICHARD CROOP . . . ensign . . . could be found in
his room most any evening, taking the Fox schedule via
radio earphones . . . 5 Beethoven symphony booming
from the phonograph beside him . . . an Eden, N. Y.
boy . . . University of California grad . . . attend-
ing Harvard Business School when his commission came
JESSE B. CROW JR. . . .
energy and umor . .
prior to Harvard . . . graduate of the University of
North Carolina, class of '38, and formerly a resident
of Shelby, N. C.
ensign . . . small, but full of
. employed at a steel foundry
GOMER FRANCIS DAVIS . . . ensign . . . a forme
E. sales engineer from Cleveland Heights, Ohio
. . . Gomer the Reamer earned his niche in NTS
history as MP0 of the second platoon . . . donned
the cap and gown at Western Reserve University in
KENNETH W. DEEDLER . . . ensign . . . gained repute
for his persistent interrogation of NTS instructors . . .
a thorough student and ardent candid camera fan . . .
graduated from University of Wisconsin to become
inspector for United States Department of Labor at
DAVID WILLIAM DEGREGORI . . s ensign . . . "Hey,
Ed, do you know what happened to me?" he often
asked . . . a sun-kissed Califorridn from Los Banos,
single, and a teacher by profession . . . A.B., Uni-
versity of California, 1939.
LESTER RONALD DE KOSTER . . . ensign . . . in-
tellectually curious . . . formerly teacher of high
school English, speech and history in his home town of
Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . AB. from Calvin College,
M.A. from University of Michigan.
STEPHEN DEMCHYK . . . ensign . . . was a weekend
golfer, weather permitting . . . Steve has a lovely
wife and daughter . . . is an accountant with his
degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
DONALD PHILIPS DENNIS . . . ensign . . . tall,quiet,
kindiy . . . editor of this publication . . . obtained
his A.B. at Wittenberg College and his M.A. at the
University of Mirnesota . . . former magazine editor
and manager of the Kansas Association of Municipal
Utilities . . . married and father of two children . . .
from Springfield, Ohio.
FRANCIS EARL DE REUS . . . ensign . . . clean cut,
determined, athletic . . . made a platoon leader with
stentorian voice and even military bearing when
necessary . . . likes a good snappy game of pick-up
basketball . . . school teacher from Rock Island, III.
. . graduate of University of Illinois.
CARL LOUIS DERMAN . . . ensign . . . saw duty on
a Navy patrol ship before NTS, Harvard . . . one of
the few who can wear those pretty ribbons on his
chest . . . smooth, frank and friendly . . . graduate
of New York University and formerly in the advertis-
ing game . . . home is New York City.
Di I Ion
BART JOHN DILLON . . . ensign . . . graduate of
the University of Texas who worked as a cferk, master
electrician and geologist before offering his services
to the Navy . . . he's married and hails from Victoria,
RICHARD FELTCN DILWORTH . . . ensign . . . na-
tive of Huntington, W. Va. and graduate of Marshall
College . . . editor-reporter, War Departmeht Ord-
nance Field Service . . . father of two attractive
. Dick has that tired look, but donit let it
. he's ambitious.
children . .
fool you . .
HERBERT FRANKLIN DONALDSON . . . ensign . . .
an artist at the piano . . . played at smokers, divine
services, and a Boston "Pops" concert . . . former
professional pianist and college teacher . . . holds
B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Chicago Conserva-
tory of Music . . . Herb was famous for his "thought
for the day."
JAY DREYFUS . . . ensign . . . tall, dark and round-
faced, with a boyish smile . . . a New Yorker with a
.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania,
class of 1940 . . . made a business of estate manage-
JOHN EUGENE DUSTIN . . . ensign . . . swears by
Chicago . . . University of Chicago graduate . . .
last employed as radio instructor for Army Air Forces
at Chicago . . . married a Chicago girl . . . wants
sea dutyenear Chicago.
GARTH W. EDWARDS . . . ensign . . . the big real
estate man . . . smokes cigars . . . married and Father
of one child . . . became assistant director of Realtors'
Washington Committee in Washington, D. C. after
graduation from the University of Illinois.
NESBITT ELMORE . . . ensign . . . from the deep South
-Montgomery, Ala. . . received his law degree
from the University of Alabama . . . married and has
two children . . . took 6 turn at radio announcing and
consequently was called upon to perform whenever
reading in class was required.
GERALD HENRY EWBANK . . . ensign . . . another
single man Ohey're few and Far between in the class
of7v43t . . . claim adiuster from Dayton, Ohio . . . a
yeoman before Harvard . received his bachelor of
arts and law degrees from Indiana University.
RICHARD D. FERMAN . . . ensign . . . ordinarily the
quiet, sober type, but holy smokes! do you remember
him at the girlie-girlie revue? . . . graduate of Michi-
gan State Normal and formerly senior accountant for
the U. 5. Rubber Co. in his home town of Detroit.
CARL AUGUST FISCHER . . . lieut. Sgt . . . not famous
for his sylph-tike Figure, but really nimble on one of
those code sending gadgets . . . contribution of Ft.
Wayne, lnd., to NTS . . . graduate of Northwestern
University, '34, and formerly engaged in advertising
and public relations work.
JAMES JOSEPH FLYNN, 3rd . . . lieut. . . . "little ad-
miral," we called him, because he was "sopus," the
only fellow in the company with two full stripes . . .
a Yale mart C3ED who was sent to Harvard for further
education . . . spent 9.1 months in the service be-
Lore coming here . . . calls Coltingswood, N. J.
DOUGLAS LAWRENCE FOLSOM, JR. . . . ensign
. . . a Fightin' foot from Alabdm . . . approved
heartily of the physical education program at NTS
and even did setting up exercises every night before
taps . . . a former iunior high school principal with
'35. and MS. degrees from Alabama Polytechnic
JAMES WARREN FOWLE . . . lieut. th . . . a refreshing,
stimulating personality with a keen interest in the
Finer things of life . . . was graduated by Williams
College in 1941 and had served with the Navy long
enough to make an alnav while at Harvard.
SOL LOUIS FREEDMAN . . . ensign . . . so quiet and
unassuming that you'd never know he was a leading
tennis player in the Big Ten while picking up two
degrees at the University of Chicago . . . was a sta-
tistician For the OHice of Price Administration before
Harvard . . . home is Chicago.
JAMES WILLIAM FREEMAN . . . ensign . . . dignified,
a family man with two children . . . played billiards
at noon after chow . . . received his LLB. degree
from Franklin University . . . was formerly attorney
for a manufacturer's trade association in Columbus, Ohio.
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GEORGE F. FUNK . . . ensign . . . a practical ioker who
was the bane of platoon leaders of the third platoon
. . . tall, striking appearance . . . graduated from
Lake Forest College ir 1938 and entered business
. . . has the home town of Waukegan, lll., in common
with Jack Benny.
JOHN GOODRICH GAGER . . . lieut. 09h . . . one
of the Few New Englanders at NTS . . . resident of
Shrewsbury Mass., and graduate of Yale . . . selling
DALE EDWARD FRIEDEN . . . ensign . . . a handsome, insurance cleveloped his friendly nature . . . 4.0 in
curly-headed blond from Alva, Okla. . . . possesses
a fascinating southern accent . . . graduated from
Northwestern State College to become district man-
ager of a natural gas distribution system.
radio code from beforeeNavy night school.
DAVID L. GALLUP, JR. . . . ensign . . . the communica-
tion officer's Boswell and originator of salty scuttlebutt
. . . former sports writer with the South Bend Tribune
and graduate of the University of Michigan . . .
would like post as ship's secretary but will settle for
HENRY THOMAS GARVEY . . . ensign . . . a former
newspaperman from Dalton, Mass. . . . Filled with
boundless energy, wise cracks and a love of basket-
ball . . . Marquette University is his alma mater.
ELVYN EDWIN GAYMAN . . . lieut. th . . . leader
of section A . . . his resonant, bass "hut, hut" will
linger in the memory of the men of 7-43 . . . picked
up his A.B. at Defiance College and was office super-
visor for an electric utility in Columbus, Ohio . . .
married with one child.
WALTER GLESS . . . Iieut. 0Q . . . loved small talk
over a glass of beer . . . personable, friendly, Iull of
fun . . . Dartmouth graduate with masters degree
from NYU's school of business administration . . .
associated with National City Bank of New York
prior to Navy duty.
ARTHUR JOHN GNEUHS . . . ensign . . . has a frank,
sharp tongue . . . loves to clown, especially while
serving as right guide for the third . . . graduate of
Ohlio State . . . banking was his pre-Harvard spee
JOHN E. GOBEILLE . . . ensign . . . of Elm Grove, Wis.
. . graduated from Miami University tOxford, Chico
in 1943 and promptly showed Up in the Navy at
Harvard . . . after a bold start as platoon leader for
the third and photo editor of the classbook, he took
a month OH to enioy a light case of pneumonia . . .
ended up in the class of 8-43.
ALAN EDWARD GORHAM . . . ensign . . . a most
prolific precipitator of scuttlebutt until he grew self-
conscious about it . . . a Navy yeoman before
Harvard . . . graduated from City College of New
York, did graduate work at N.Y.U., and taught high-
JAMES T. GREENE . . . ensign . . . a handsome lad, as
anyone can plainly see, and as frolicsome as could be,
AFTER his term as platoon leader . . . University of
Illinois graduate from Decatur . . . formerly engaged
in technical research with the U. S. Employment
RICHARD FINLAY GREGG . . . ensign . . . was com-
mended early in his NTS career for his neat appear-
ance by none other than the Officer-in-Charge . . .
Gregg was in the banking business in his home city
of Pittsburgh not so long ago . . . University of Pitts-
burgh graduate with advanced study at the Wharton
School of Finance.
ARTHUR JOHN GREGORY . . . ensign . . . entertained
the third platoon . . . was once known to forget his
own name . . . graduated from Macalester College and
attended law school at the University of Kansas City
. a Kansas City auditor and accountant by trade.
JOHN FRED GRESHAM . . . ensign . . . minded his own
business and handled it very well . came to Hare
vard from Warren, Ark., where he was district mar.-
ager of 6 natural gas distribution system . . . B.A.
from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.
DENNIS GRIBETZ. . ensign . better known as Mr
Electronics . a whiz at radio engineering
Phi Beta Kappa graduated cum laude by City College
of New York formerly assistant manager of a
wholesale Firm in the Bronx.
JOHN DEVENS GUST .ensign. .a perfectionist who
makes a habit of being good at everything he at-
tempts . 9.5, married, from Phoenix, Ariz. .. .
holds A.E. and LLB. from Stanford University . . .
lioined the Navy before he got a chance to practice
JOHN STREID GUTHRIE . ensign . . . an excellent
student with high ideals and a winning smile . . 98
and married. yearling Joan is the master of his
house . . . from Lexington, HI. ., graduate of Illinois
State Normal, John was a teacher before NTS.
JOHN EDWARD HAM.
can play basket-
ball with the same reckless abandon of his school
days . . . a product of Portland, Maine . . . 3.5.,
. ensign . .
Western State Teachers College, 38. .formerly
taught high school and coached .has an eastern
accent you can cut with a knife
BENJAMIN SHANDS HARDY. . ensign . . . easy-
going southern gentleman from iSOid, Miss . has a
shrill cackling laugh that is most fascinating . ..
graduate of Delta State, class of 36 . a good radio
code man and formerly communications instructor for
the U. 5. Army Air Corps.
ROBERT FORBES HARKINS . . . ensign. siight, ruddy,
intense . . . worked hard at everything he did,
including his regular stint with the famous9 squash and
handball detdi . Lafayette College grad, Har-
kins was merchandising manager of a large retail store
in Ohio . . .BaId-Cynwyd, Pa. ., is home.
CLARENCE JAMES HARLEY. lieut. 0gp. .dn early
casualty. . fractured an ankle in gym and atiently
crutched around the Yard for weeks theredt ter . . .
from Chippewa Falls in Wisconsm. graduated from
Eau Claire State Teachers Coll ege . . . formerly
automobile sales manager and radio instructor for Army
J. N. Hartley
R. C. Hartley
JAMES BENEDICT HARNETT . . . ensign . . . has a
twinkle in is eye and is one of the friendliest Joes in
the company . . . constantly regaled the third
platoon with his outlandish humor . . . he's a bachelor
from Jersey City . . . graduated from St. Peter's
College and did secretarial work before becoming a
JOHN HENRY HARRINGTON . . . ensign . . . possesses
a perpetual good nature . . . gripes frequently for
the sheer delight of it . . . geniai John was once a
G-Man oi the F.B.I., but he won't talk about it for the
record . . . from Wilkes-Earre, Pd., he received his
degree from near-by University of Scranton.
DICK HARRIS, JR. . . s
ensign . . . graduated from Okid-
homd A. 8t M.'s commerce school in 1935 . . . be-
came an administrative assistant and auditor with the
Oklahoma Tax Commission . . . Dick is not a ballroom
smoothy but a genuine gentleman.
RAY EARL HARTER . . . ensign . . . from Towson, Md.
. . taught French in Baltimore . . . includes several
languages in his repertoire and hopes to use them
in the service . . . married and has a baby girl . . .
Johns Hopkirs University is his alma mater.
JAMES NELSON HARTLEY . . . ensign . . . graduate of
Grove City College . . . an auditor from Dormont,
Pa. . . . husband and father . . . blond and mus-
tached . . . quiet member of the fourth platoon.
ROBERT CHARLES HARTLEY . . . ensign . . . delightful
voice and pleasing personality . . . from American
Falls, Idaho to an erWn at Harvard via a yeomanship
under Commander, stern Sea Frontier . . . Uni-
versity of Idaho graduate, teacher of commercial studies
. single and very, very eligible.
CHESTER WENDELL HARTWIG . . . ensign . . . from
Madison, Wis., where he was graduated by the
University of Wisconsin in 1941 . . . spent two years
as labor market analyst for the U. S. Employment Service
. one of those lucky fellows with a First-deck billet.
ROLF NORDAHL BRUN HAUGEN . . . ensign . . .
gives Portland, Maine, as his address but he is really
6 Scanddndvidn from Minneapolis . . . B.A., University
of Minnesota; M.A., Harvard . . . Phi Beta Kappa
. . . one-time public administration instructor at Wel-
lesley . . . married and has one son . . . an aIl-round
JAMES B. HEATON . . . ensign . . . led the Fourth platoon
in its days in company Fox . . . came here fresh from
Great Lakes thave you heard about his last day there'D
. . . short of stature but Fleet of foot . . . captaine
the fourth's basketball team . . . married . . . Uni-
versity oflndiana grad . . . accountant with telephone
company in Indianapolis.
EDWARD SHELLY HINER . . . ensign . . . part of that
windy contingent that breezed in from Tucson, Ariz.,
indoctrination . . . he,s from Missouri! . . . Rus -
ville, to be speciFic . . . graduate of State Teachers
College at Maryville, did graduate work at University
of Missouri . . . school administrator and athletic
coach . . . d good kid and clever athlete.
ALBERT EUGENE HOLCOMB . . . ensign . . . cruised
along on an even keel, leaving a host of friends in his
wake . . . thorough, deliberate . . . AI is a family
man from Ottumwa, Iowa . . . holds AB. and M.A.
degrees from the University of lows and was a teacher
before coming to NTS.
EARL O. HOMAN . . . Iieut. Ggh . . . tall, lean, tough,
Iedthery-faced gent from Caipinteria, Calit., who
wouldn't take no sass from nobody . . . graduate of
Santa Barbara State, '37, and a former lubrication
engineer . . . married and has one child.
MARTIN ROBERT HORLACHER . . . ensign . . . hails
from State College, Pennsylvania, where he acquired
Penn State as an alma mater . . . he is married and be-
fore receiving his commission in the Navy was pro-
duction supervisor For the Glenn L. Martin company.
HAROLD LIVINGSTON HUTCHINSON . . . ensign
. one of the Arizona acrobats . . . from Denver
and a graduate of the University of Colorado, class of
,34 . . . in industrial banking . . . married with one
son . . . remembered by the boys in Middle Grays
for nightly "blinker" practice and aid on radio circuits
and the like.
JOHN L. INGRAM . . . ensign . . . assistant company
commander . . . of the cadence with a whistle . . .
a Los Angeles boy who went north to varsity in foot-
ball at the University of California . . . has an attrac-
tive wife . . . Jack was an enlisted radioman at Los
Alamitos Naval Air Station prior to Harvard.
ROBERT EDWIN JEWETT . . . ensign . . . an intellectual
from Columbus, Ohio . . . where he was an instruc-
tor at Ohio State University . . . holds BS. and M.A.
degrees frocrin OSU and is on his way to a doctorate
. mame .
L. F. Johnson
L. M. Johnson
LELAND F. JOHNSON . . . lieut. th . . . used to mow
the grass at 2504 Webster in Fort Wayne, Ind. . .
a University of Indiana graduate, he taught commercial
sufiects following graduate study at the University of
LESLIE MACON JOHNSON . . . ensign . . . drummer
and drum-bearer twiih d smilet for the company during
steaming July parade drills . . . from Ariton, Ala.
. . University of Alabama graduate and former
science teacher . . . more recently
chemist and spectroscopist with Reynolds Metals
LEWIS ROWELL JOHNSON . . . ensign . . . "third squad
all present or accounted for, sir" . . . recently em-
barked on the matrimonial sea . . . from Franklin, N. Y.
and the class of ,41 at Cornell University . . . was
inspection layout men for Bendix Aviation corporation
B. H. tbefore Harvardl
HOMER DANIEL JONES, JR. . . . ensign . . . was Mr.
Jones, instructor of Naval Ad. during July . . . ioined
the company as Uhendsome Dar." on August 1 . . . a
clean-cutchdpfrom Oak Park, Ill. . . . AB. from Wash-
ington and Lee University . . . attended Hays School
of Fuel Engineering before becoming a combustion
engineer . . . indoctrindted at Dartmouth . . . be-
came the father of a boy during company Charlie month.
L. R. Johnson
J. H. Kelly
GUY R. JUSTIS, JR. . . . :ieut. 090 . . . played admiral in
the fourth's clever skit for a smoker . . . from Denver
with A8. from University of Denver and graduate work
at University of Chicago . . . was supervisor of Field
services, Colorado State Departmenl of Public Wel-
Eare . i1.Arizona indoctrination and a iovial fellow
DEWITT MURDEY KELLEY . . . ensign . . . boomed
commands as the Fourth's platoon leader . . . an
ardent camera fan from Mendota, IH. . . . married
. . . University of Chicago, 1939 . . . was in charge
of civilian personnel in a War Department oHice
. "a heHava Fine fella.n
DOUGLAS KELLY, JR. . . . ensign . . . from New Or-
leans and its Tulane University . . . shipped as a deck-
hand on 6 Norwegian freighter during the summer of
1936 . . . successful nitrate salesman with Barrett
Division, Allied Chemical 8i Dye Corp . . . married
. . young "Mr. Dee" is two and one-half.
JULIAN HOWARD KELLY . . . ensign . . t Warrentoen'
Va., 5th . . . B.C.S. and M.CtS. from Southeastern
University tWashington, D. CJ .dccountant by
vocation . . . ufell in" for formations between long
distance calls to a young miss in Washington.
GEORGE JOHN KINNEY . . . ensign . . . recommends
Chelsea duty . . . left the old homestead at Amery,
Wis., to pick up his degree at Wisconsin State Teachers
College at River Falls . . . did graduate work at Purdue
while teaching at Versailles, Ind. . . . mustering
petty officer of the Fourth.
ROGER MANN KIRK, JR. . . . ensign . . . throws a mean
acorn sask the Axt . . . from Chicago . . . married
. . . graduated by University of Illinois, class of 1940
. a cost accountant and internal auditor.
GEORGE ALEXANDER KIRSHBAUM . . . ensign . . .
says he's from North Hollywood, Calif., but is originally
from New Jersey . . . after his turn as platoon
leader, the boys agreed he would never need a mega-
phone . . . 5.5. in economics, University of Penn-
sylvania, '39 . . . an insurance broker and persistent
pipensmoker . . . "Hey, so and so, you're out of
ROBERT I. KNIGHT . . . Iieut. 09f . . another Missourian,
whose home is at Kirksville . . . was indoctrinated at
Tucson, Ariz. . . . A.B. from William Jewell College
. . . peace-time vocation is selling . . . a husband
and father . . . led the Fourth like an old hand.
JOHN WALTER KNISELEY . . . ensign . . . fun-Ioving
John from Norman, Okla. . . . graduate of the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma . . . was formerly assistant gen-
eral manager of a theater chain . . . another of the
FREDERICK VINCENT KNOX, SR. . . . ensign . . . is
married and has a iunior . . . graduated from Mt. St.
Mary's in 1940 . . . from Baltimore and the Bethle-
hem Steel Co. . . . no relation to Frank . . . second
squad leader . . . those who would break through
formation, beware his step!
EUGENE HAROLD KONE . . . ensign . . . willing,
capable, dependable . . . graduated from Yale in
1941 and became director of the Yale University
News Bureau . . . editor of Scuttlebutt for the Har-
vard Service News . . . married and has one boy . . .
home is New Haven . . . a real publicity man.
PETER KRAUSZER . . . ensign . . . the fourth's right
guide from New Brunswick, N. J. . . . with noble
concern lest his shipmates have cold feet . . . mar-
ried . . . 35., University of Pennsylvania, 1940 . . .
a teacher of high school English.
Kinney Kirk Kirshbaum Knight
Kniseley Knox Kone Krauszer
Fomth row: MacDonald, Mame, Mann, Moore, Mangis, Mans, Mills, Muller
Third row: Mclnemey, McManux, Mo Kean, Lcuvanwmth, Lodge, M. Miller, Melzendarf
Second raw: McMullan, McMmra ,chy, Love, Muchell Near
Pint row: Moniwn, Lewitt, J. Mil er, McCraw. Marks, Livermore
722 ??olicjome 72ft4
. Mix Five teachers, a like number of accountants,
three attorneys, and 16 men experienced in a dozen
or so other Fields, ranging in age from 21 through 31,
all but three of them married, hailing From 15 states
of the union, with names running from Leavenworth
through Near, and you have a Fair idea of what the
Navy quarantined as the Frolicsome Fifth of Class
7-43. Facing indoctrination 30 men strong, the
platoon came down to a lighting trim of Q9, suller-
ing tour casualties and receiving three reinforce-
ments while engaged in the Battle of Harvard
Square. Characteristically ours are: The day we
drew the company,s applause For our drill in
Memorial Hall . . . the congratulatory telegram
to the platoonls only bridegroom . . . and the
unit's smoker skit of its idea of captainls inspection.
tTopt For Hek a JoHy Good
Fellow! leiddleh Regimental
Review. tBottoml Radio Engi-
Fourth row: O'Brien, Nicklt'x, Parr, Rcbck, Oglesbzl, Parks, Pierson. Roichart, Nmrman
Third 10w: Pitcher, Osmun, Renz, Prusintr. Nurthcroxs, Rinker, Nouns, Ostemlorjf
Second row: Parnell, Peterson, Patterson, Robins, Parker, Radkay, Nmman, Reeves
First row: Nomirawsky, Nichols, Pearce, Risler, Richards, Recht, Resnik
722 .Qeafdzini EMA
. The 34 amiable men of the Sixth Platoonwwell
represented the various parts of the countryeso
much so that the Civil War was constantly retought,
with the Southern boys detinitely establishinglthat
Shermank march through Georgia was a tactical
retreat. Several of the boys had previous naval
experience which, of course, upheld the military
bearing of the Sixth to enable them to win the
plaudits of Lt, Qgt Hagg, drill instructorl?! With
the quiet and reserved personality of Rebek and the
carefree and hilarious attitude of Prusiner, the Sixth
enioyed the daily routine of Hnow do you hear
there," drilling, and the wonderful Gm bat Food
at the Union to make Up an all too short period of
instruction at Harvard.
t 00m The Gods Unbend. tMid.
dlet Regimental Ball. tBottomt
A Smart Looking Company!
Fourth row: Russanielln, Staley, SOPBT, Sachllcbcn Stsphens, Spears, Sprout
Third raw: Scott, Stobbins, Schwarz, Simonini, Simmer. Sherman, Stcnberg
Srcond raw: D. Taylor, Shandy. Roush,Smith, Stobaugh, Severus
First row: Schaefer, Simsan, Stimmel, J. Taylor, Sirriue
722 .QOZMK .geuen fA
. The solid seventh! A group of lawyers, accountants, college and high
school instructors, musicians, architects and engineers From all over these
United States, clad in the blue of the United States Naval Reserve, gathered
together at NdvTraScol, Harvard, For Ulndoctrination and Communications."
Despite whatever che uniform of the clayn might have been . . . despite
the departure of Louis RussonieHo and Rinaldo Simonini tor amphibious duty
. . . the departure of Jack Sherman and Dick Strasser for DE. training . . .
the detachment of Lowell Somsel and Anthony Sucher to the class of 8-43
because of illness . . . the embarkation on the sea of matrimony by Strasser
and Toby Silverstein . . . and the selection of our amiable, doubIe-talking
platoon leader, Ben Stephens, tor P.T. boat duty . . . we were always able
to reply HAII Present or Accounted For."
Regimental Smoker. Carter and Sinine Give Out Rosita Royce Schaeffer and Chorus at
With the Music. That's Weilepp's Bald Pate!
the Smoker's Girlie Girlie Show.
Fourth row: I'an Nappen, Wcstphcling, Weilepp, T. Woodward, Whittcmare, Il'cstrrnlan, Urbatsch
Third row: Tomb, Vomierlage, Whitney, F. Turner, Wilson, Van Alum, W. Thompxon
Srcond 10w: Van Vooihz's, Turmuil, Trenkle, Thomas, Wrmm, D. Turner, A. Woodward
First row: West, V. Thompson, Tubbs,Zemlin, Whitaker, Washburn, Weiss
fecal tu'c i574 M
O The Eccentric Eighth Platoon holds the honor of having once been the
largest platoon in the company. This came about when the C-VOO oHicers
were with the platoon during the First month the company was here for
indoctrination. These officers were present for only one month and num-
bered a quarter of a hundred, all in addition to the regular platoon members.
The Eighth had a Fine spirit of fellowship and tun. Every otticer in the group
took his turn at being "ploon" leader, serving in the color guard or helping
with colors. The platoon also held the uhonor" CD of holding up the rear
of almost every Formation, marching last to most of the classes and Go hear
them tell i0 last to chow, pay, turn in riFles, draw iinen and books . . . but
FIRST on the watchbill . . . yet not a man would have traded for any other
spot in the company.l
Eagle Eye Inspection. Study Hours!
ELDRED RUSSEL KUCHEL . . . ensign . . . from King-
sley in the corn-fed state . . . received his A.B. an
MA. from the University of Iowa . . . was a teacher
of hsocial studies . . . doubtless practices push-ups
WALLACE ELLSWORTH KUHN . . . ensign . . . is
another of the numerous ex-teachers . . . from Ship-
pensburg, Pa. where he obtained his 8.5. degree at
the State Teachers College . . . did graduate work
at Penn-State . . . a camera fan . . . married with
JOHN LESLIE LANDGRAF . . . ensign . . . the af-
fable anthropologist who used to live in the Far East
. . . will long be remembered as the striker who
hoisted Dog Baker . . . John picked up his A8. at
Pomona College in 1937, did graduate work at Colum-
bia and became an instructor at M.I.T. . . . married 6
Cambridge girl this fall.
WALDO KENT LANDIS . . . ensign . . . tall, dark,
handsome and ruddy . . . grew a mustache but the
boys knew he wasn't Clark Gable . . . B.S., Ohio
State University, 1938 . . . from Columbus where he
was a supervising industrial engineer . . . married
aaclldthe outstanding father of the company with three
BERNARD ALEXANDER LANGE . . . ensign . . . from
Florissant, Mo.. .received his degree in archi-
tecture from Washington University . . . was a marine
engineer snot a Mdrinei . . . single, and busy all
fall . . . painting is his evocation.
RAYMOND WESLEY LARSON . .
. ensign . . . a con-
tribution ofWisconsin . . . from Colfax in thetbadger"
state . . . University of Wisconsin, class of 49 . . .
was inspector of powder and explosives in a munitions
plant before coming to NTS, Harvard . . . included
some rugged duty at Chelsea.
STANLEY BARTON LARUE . . . ensign . . . boasts a
brushy mustache . . . from sunny California . . . Los
Angeles, of course . . University of Southern Cali-
fornia, 1940 . . . a certified public accountant.
interested in color photography . married and has
CHARLES FREDERIC LATHROP, JR. . ens ign . .
was the First man of 7- 43 to polish the front OFF his brass
belt buckle . . . a Detroit lad. graduate of Al-
bion College . . . formerly sales representative for
Detroit Edison Co. . . . married.
ROBERT WING LEAVENWORTH . . . ensign . . . of
the Fifth platoon . . . AB. and LL.B. from Duke Uri-
versity . . . efficiency engineer and casualty claims
insurance adiuster . . . home is North Haven, Conn.
. was met each noon and evening by his attractive, .
LEWIS H. LEVY, JR. . . . ensign . . . likable Levy from
New Or'eans . . . egree in chemistry from Louisiana
State University, 1939 . . . married . . . a sharp-
wittecl fellow responsible for some of the funnier
remarks heard both in and out of ranks.
RICHARD HAIG LEWITT . . . ensign . . . climbed the
steep hill to higher education at Denison University
. received his AB. in 1941 . . . hails from De-
troit and is a former personnel and employment spe-
HARRY A. LIVERMORE, JR. . . . ensign . . . a wiry
little physical specimen better known as "Muscles"
. . product of Grinnell College, '38, and a former
accountant for A. T. 8i T. . married and has two
children . . . calls Maplewood, N. J. home.
HOWARD THOMAS LODGE, JR. . . . ensign . . . don't
let the aristocratic handle throw you,- he's one of the
boys, too . . . an ex-banker and Philadelphia "lib-
eraln . . . graduate of Haverford College, '36, and
comes from Rosemont, Pa.
CLAUDE E. LOVE . . . ensign . . . an Oklahoma City
lawyer . . . graduate of the College of the Ozarks
with his law degree from Northwestern University
. can type 90 words a minute but talks faster . . .
in a room ubull session," Love holds the Floor with a
tremendous Filibuster but his roomies hamstring him with
WILLIAM CORBETT MAAS . . . ensign . . . slim, angu-
lar . . . Bill graduated from Bowling Green State Uni-
versity, taught high school for a time and then became
a division manager for Sears, Roebuck 8t Co. . . .
next to Sears, Roebuck he loves his wife and baby
daughter . . . Toledo, Ohio is home.
WILLIAM HENDERSON MacDONALD . . . ensign
. sage of Matthews 5-59 . . . from Hubbard,
Ohio . . . graduate of Youngstown University, class
of1935 . . . a former high-school teacher.
Leavenworth Levy Lewitt Livermore
Lodge Love Maas MacDonald
WENDELL R. MANGIS . . . ensign . . . was for six years
a practicing attorney in Chicago before encouniering
the suave representative of Naval Officer Procurement
. . . LLB. from Chicago-Kent College of Law . . .
attended Northwestern and Loyola Universities in
THOMAS C. MANN . . . ensign . . . an accountant
. . . graduate of University of California . . . mar-
ried and boasts one offspring . . . came East from
Stockton, California, where he used to hit a helluva
tot of tennis baIISeand hard!
GORDON E. MARKS . . . ensign . . . section leader of
section B and a most capable leader in military drill
. a southerner from Knoxville and possessing bound-
less energy despite his slow talk . . . grad of the
University of Richmond in '33 . . . married and has
one son . . . business manager of the classbook . . .
formerly vice president of a bank in Knoxville.
JOHN LEWIS McCRAW . . . ensign . . . a family man
from Sayre, Okla. . . . graduate oFOkiahoma A. 8i M.,
class of 1940 . . . formerly employed by the U. S.
Department of Agriculture at Oklahoma City.
KENNETH RAYMOND McKEAN . . . ensign . . . way
back in 1935 Ohio University turned him out into a
nore-too-prosperous world to become an accountant
. . . which he did successfully . . . he's from Paines-
ville, Ohio . . . married and has one child . . . was
one-time platoon leader of the Fifth.
STEWART JOHN McMULLAN . . . ensign . . . got a
degree in business administration at Duquesne Uni-
versity and followed Up by becoming a public ac-
countant . . . married and fathers one child . . .
comes from Pittsburgh.
EDWARD JOSEPH McMURRAY . . . ensign . . . one of
the live wires of Middle Grays . . . this Irishman us-
ually had as much as any two other men at company
smokers . . . from Philadelphia, he holds B.C.S. and
M.C.S. degrees from Columbus University tD. CJ
. . . was an assisiart Financial examiner, U. S. Securi-
ties 8t Exchange Commission.
JAMES ALOYSIUS MELIA . . . ensign . . . a barrister
who learned how at Fordham Uriversiiy, receiving his
"AB. and LLB. there . . . married . . . hails from
Bogaia, N. J.
THEODORE NATHANIEL METZENDORF . . . ensign
. . . has escaped marriage so far but has tots of time
. . . hets only 21 . . . graduate of New York
University, class of '42 . . . a former accountant
. calls Perth Amboy, N. J., home.
JOHN COCHRAN MILLER . . . ensign . . . an educator
from Mooresville, N. C. . . . graduated from Erskine
College in 1938 05 year after Nick Nicklest . . .
married and has one chi.d . . . John endured the
humor of Clark and Stimmel in Matthews N-7.
MINOR J. MILLER . . . Iieut. th . . . from Prescott, Wis.
. . . was graduated by the University of Minnesota
in 1936 with a B.B.A. . . . was an accountant prior
to the Navy . . . loves guns . . still single Gas of
LEONE E. MILLS . . . ensigr . . . d former high school
principal in North Muskegon, Mich. . . . graduate
of Western Michigan College of Education, '38, and
did grjduate work at the University of Michigan . . .
J. C. Miller
VIRDEN MARSHALL MITCHELL . . .
ensign . . . was
an RT Q-c before Harvard, and a high school teacher
from Ocean View, Del., before that . . . graduate
of Lynchburg College, '35, and attended the Uni-
versity of Delaware . . . married and has two children
1 . a proficient "ham" operator who asked many pro-
found questions in radio engineering.
ROBERT G. MOORE . . . ensign . . . the Flag bag kid from
San Fernando, Calif. . . . hoisted himself a 4.0 in
Visual Comm. even if he did remark, "We don't
understand your signal back here, sir!" . . . once sold
insurance . . . graduate of Santa Barbara State Col-
lege, '38, and attended the University of Hawaii.
ROBERT EDWARD MORRISON . . . ensign . . . with the
perspective gained from work in advertising, Bob
lifted morale through exposing the funny side of
absurd situations . . . from Brooklyn, he is d graduate
of the Wharton School of the University of Penn-
DAVID GEORGE MORSE, JR. . . . ensign . . . a chemist
from Wilmirgton, Delaware and the Villanova College,
class of 1941 . . . one of the more "communicative"
of that rapidly diminishing minority, the unmarried men
of the class of 7-43.
M. J. Miller Mills
FRANK BERNHARDT MULLER, JR. . . . ensign . . . is
rather happy about listing "one wife, one kid" . . .
an ex-news editor from Liberty, N Y . . graduate
of Syracuse University, A.B., 1938.
J. STANLEY NANIS, JR. . . . ensign . . . lived in Wiggles-
worth Hall as a Harvard undergraduate not so long
ago . . . graduated in 1939, did graduate work in
architecture at Princeton . . . from St. Louis . . .
one of the solidest of our colleagues.
RANDAL WILLIAM NEAR . . . ensign . . . from Columbus,
hio . . . musician and orchestra director in public
school of that city . . . BS. from Capital Uni-
versity and MA. from O. S. U. . . . given to scoring
IF'lor small instrumental group while shaving in the early
RICHARD LEO NEENAN . . . ensign . . . a personable
young man from Cedar Rapids, Iowa . . . graduated
by St. Louis University in 1939 . . . accountant, ex-
storekeeper 3-c, one of the participants in the per-
petual stampede on top deck, Center Grays.
ALBERT LOUIS NEMIROWSKY . . . ensign . . . switched
the usual order by winning his LL.B. in 1937 and his
AB. in 1940, the former from DePdul Law School and
the letter from Northwestern University . . . manu-
facturer . . . single . . . from Chicago.
GEORGE FRANCIS NEWMAN . . . ensign . . . a Missis-
sippian from McComb with a reai southern accent . . .
8.5., Mississippi State College, 1939 . . . was em-
ployed as an accountant before becoming d communica-
tor for the Navy . . . married and father of one child.
ROBERT BRUCE NICHOLS. . . ensign . . . a Grinnell Col-
lege graduate, class of '39 . . . engaged in the insur-
ance business . . . has a wife ard child to show for his
post-college and pre-NTS, Harvard days . . . from
GEORGE N. NICKLES . . . ensign . . t From Rock Hill, SC.
. . graduate of Erskine College, '37 . . . a textile
chemist . . . constant companion and roommate of
Oklahoma's Harris . . . Nick's son is growing so fast
he will soon be ready For collegeebut it won't be
JOHN J. NOONE, JR. Iieut. 093 . of the sixth
platoon . . . comes from nearby Lynn, Mass . .
A.B., St. Anselm COIIege, 3,8 M..,S Cathoic Uni-
versity hWashington, D. C3 . married. . a social
WILSON JAMES NORTHCROSS, JR.
squash .graduate of
nouncer . . .
. ensign . . .
plays a snappy game of
Davidson College, '39
Tenn. . . . used to be a radio dn-
married and father of one son.
LARRY WADDING O'BRIEN . . . ensign . . . did an ex-
cellent iob as welfare and recreation officer for the
company . . . from Lee's Summit, M0,, "OE" gradu-
ated from Rockhurst College in Kansas City . . .
former carpenter's mate, 3-c . . . construction fore-
man and cattleman before the Navy . . . single . . .
never stayed in one spot long enough to be caught.
DAVID ERVIN OGLESBY, JR.. . ensign . . . another
southanah, brothah from Farmville, N. C.
graduated from the University of North Carolina in
38 and promptly became an accountant. . married
and proud possessor of one offspring . . . a good
spiker in a volleyball game.
"Bend On the Colors"
ROBERT ELWIN OSMUN . . . ensign . . . an insurance
salesman from Milwaukee . . . graduate of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, class of '40 . . .slept peacefully on
after reveille each morn . . . rising iust in time to
shave in two minutes Flat and make chow.
E. M. OSTENDORFF . . . ensign . . . red hair and a mis-
chevious nature are valuable to his personality . . .
garnered his degree from the College of Charleston,
C., where he was subsequently employed as a
civilian with the Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks.
CHARLES FREDERICK PARKER, ..JR . ensign . . .
pride of Middleville, Mich .A. B. and MA.
from University of Michigan . . . a public. personnel
administrator who has held responsible positions in
federal agencies, including OPA, OEM, and Office of
Co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs.
WILLIAM ROBERT PARKS . . . ensign . . . a gentleman,
quiet and amiable . . . A.B. from Bered CKyJ College
and M.A. from University of Kentucky before employ-
ment in public administration research For U. 5. Depart-
mentongriculture . . . from Arlington, Va.
Pa rr Patterson
JOHN FRANCIS PARR . . . iieut. 091 . . . handsome,
smooth, single and 28 twatch out, girIsD . . .
instructor from Detroit . . . graduate of Georgetown
University in 1939 . . . bolted from Grays iust in time
to make formation for chow.
CHARLES J. PATTERSON . . . ensign . . . thought damn
ydnkee was one word until arriving at Harvard . . .
hails from Harrodsburg, Ky. . . . graduate of Duke in
1941 . . . was associated with U. S. Public Health
Service pre-Harvard . . . known as detn to every-
one and knew almost everyone in the company.
WILLIAM GORDON PEARCE . .
. ensign . . . from
the South . . . an accountant and family man from
Birmingham, Ala. . . . Q6 . received his 3.5. in
business administration from the University of Ten-
IRVIN L. PETERSON . . . ensigr . . . a powerhouse at
23 . . . formerly d professional baseball player with
Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League . . . was an
athletic director before Harvard . . . from Fremont,
Neb. . . . AB, in 1940 from Midland College.
LEROY RICHARD PIERSON . . . ensign . . . comes from
Woodburn, Oregon . . . another athlete and ath-
letic director . . . went to Pacific College where he
became a bachelor of arts in 1940 . . . married and
has one child.
LETB PITCHER . . . ensign . . . was once engaged in
the manufacture and sales of telephone equipment
. from Dixon, Ill., he attended Illinois Wesleyan
University, obtaining his BS. degree in 1937 . . .
married and 9.9.
WILLIAM JOSEPH PRINA . . . ensign . . . from North
Bergen in Jersey, just across the Hudson from New
ork . . . an accountant and bright man with a 8.5.
from Johns Hopkins . . . those who know say he's
a man of the world and a future foreign commerce
LAWRENCE A. PRUSINER . . . Iieut. C91 . . . student of
the sixth platoon . . . an Iowan horn Des Moines
. . graduate of Iowa State with an advanced degree
irLIarchitecture from Harvard . . . conscientious, cap-
ROBERT R. RADKAY . . . ensign . . . one of the
few men in the company who calls Boston home . . .
business administration graduate of Boston University
. a production foreman.
FRANK RUDOLPH REBEK . . . ensign . . . a product
of Elmhurst, HI. and Carroll College . . . formerly a
personnel administrator . . . 24 . . . a strong iaw
and a bold nature . . . single and the girls know it.
SIDNEY RECHT . . . ensign . . . secured a 3.5. from C.C.N.Y.
and did a postgraduate stretch at Virginia Polytechnic
Institute which made him a chemist of some repute . . .
a New York boy, former process inspector with the
War Department . . . his omnipresent brief case gives
him an air of mysteryesome say he carries a false beard
CARL GLEN REEVES . . . ensign . . . an all right guy
from Alabam! . . . Robert E. Lee Avenue in Mobile
to be exact . . . Q8 and married . an accountant
. . . graduate of Howard College, class of '38 . . .
held the Fort in Matthews 5-54.
JAMES H. REICHART, JR. . . . ensign . . . of the facile
pen, the glib wit and the sonorous voice . . . a verse-
tile lad was Jack Muncie, lndfs gift to the Navy
and 7-43'5 classbook and smokers . . . graduate of
Ball State Teachers College . . . an erstwhile factory
manager and commercial artist, not to mention a tour
of duty as MC and vocalist with various dance bands.
PETER OSEPH REILLY . . . Iieut. Cigt . . . became a ig
an a father in the same week, a record for excitement
. one of the few caught by an AINav while train-
ing here . . . from the Bronx, N Y . . . graduate of
St. Joseph's College and a former deputy collector for
the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
WILLIAM EUGENE RENZ . . . ensign . . . was one of a
small group of 7-43 men who were billeted in North
Stoughton until Company Baker month . . . a Chicago
boy and tabulating department supervisor in the windy
city before Harvard . . . 8.8., Northwestern Uni-
SIDNEY RESNIK . . . ensign . . . waddled along in the
rear rank of the sixth platoon . . . Sid received his
AB. in olitical science from the University of Chi-
cago in is home city . . . worked as a civilian em-
ployee of the U. 5. Army Signal Corps before the Navy.
RUSSELL FAYETTE RICHARDS . . . ensign . . . one of the
sons of Illini with two sheepskins 03.5. and M.SJ
. taught for a while at the University of Illinois and
then became a rural rehabilitation supervisor with the
Federal Farm Security Administration . . . Q6
husband and father . . . plenty sharp.
GEORGE ALLEN RISLER . . . ensign . . . another lawyer
but good . . . bothered by 6 Rip Var Winkle
complex . . . claims to have slept through his child-
hood in Highidnd Park, III., a law degree at DePaui
University and the current course in radio engineering,
except for slight lapses of wakefulness to indulge in
MORTON ROBINS . . . ensign . . . from Pittsburgh . . .
secured his 3.5. in Education from State Teachers
College at Slippery Rock, P6,, and later attended the
Uriversity of Pittsburgh . . . 26 . . . married . . . a
former high school teacher.
jACK DAYTON ROUSH . . . ensign . . . hails from Carr
Iisle, Pa., where he was business education teacher
in the senior high schooi . . . received his degree
from State Teachers College at Indiana, Pa. . . . d
typist par excellence and a Fine oHicer to have aboard.
LOUIS VINCENT RUSSONIELLO . . . ensign . . . writes
bank to the folks in Scranton, Pd. . . . but is very
much at home in Cambridge and Boston, having re-
ceived his degree in architecture over at ......
one of the six or more architects in the class of 7-43
. d sincere, conscientious worker.
ARTHUR G. SACHTLEBEN . . . emigr. . . . invaded
New England once before when he picked Up his
A.B. at Williams College . . . he's a "ioiseyite"
from Teaneck, N. J. . . . an ex-bond trader with
Riter 8i Co. of Wall Street . . . a man of very regular
habits . . . a headmaster from way back.
J. PETER SCHAEFFER . . . ensign . . . of New York City,
the Dartmouth class of 1938, and the J. Walter Thomp-
son Co. . . . an advertising account executive . . .
distinguished by his Cholly Knickerbocker manner, his
sun-tan fetish, and an irreprsesible yen for fancy tailor-
ing . . . served for a time as platoon leader of the
CARL OLSON SCHWARTZ . . . ensign . . . a pharmacist
from Kalamazoo in the wolverine state . . . graduate
of the University of Grand Rapids . . . 24 . . . mar-
ried . . . star performer for the seventh platoon's
WILLIAM COLEMAN SCOTT . . . ensign . . . is a true
southern gentleman from Richmond, Va. . . . but an
old "Tar Heel" from the University of North Carolina
. . . 29 and married . . . formerly an insurance claims
WILLIAM EDWARD SEVERNS . . . ensign . . . a cheerful,
likable gent from Kansas City, Mo. . . . affectionately
knOWn among his shipmates as "Curly" . . . . .,
Misslouri University, 37 . . . a banker, 30, and
JOHN H. SHERMAN . . . ensign . . . an erstwhile pur-
chasing agent who hails from Grosse Pointe, Mich.
. . . 28, married . . . received his AB. at Ohio
University . . . an easy-going regular guy.
TOBY EDWIN SILVERSTEIN . . . ensign . . . versed in
the penalties listed in Navy "Regs" . . . from Phila-
delphia, Toby holds AB. and M.A. degrees from the
University of Pennsylvania . . . served a stretch as
pharmacisfs mate . . . took unto himself a lovely wife
while at NTS, Harvard, and found it made Cambridge
"Now This Is a Very Simple Circuit!"
RINALDO C. SIMONINI . . . ensign; . . a cledn-cut iel-
low, one of the youngest and most talented of the class
. degree from Johns Hopkins in his home town of
Baltimore . . . 91, single . . . his piano was one of
the main supports of the NTS band.
THEODORE RICHARD SIMSON . . . ensign . . . the com-
pany clown and a iolly good Fellow . . . one of the
many accountants Figuring out Flag hoists instead of tax
reports . . . early attracted attention as a man who
can go on the double and waddle at the same time
. . . graduate of OSU in his home town of Columbus,
Ohio . . . proud of his 26 years, his wife and yearling
PHILIP M. SIRRINE . . .
ensign . . . a clerinet-tootin' lad
who did a lot for the NTS Swing Band . . . claims
Grand Rapids, Mich., as his home . . . A.B., Albion
College, 1940 . . . a public school music teacher
. . . a diminutive charge of. dynamite . . . with his
pep he could have Finished the course in three months.
GUY EDWARD SMITH . . . lieut. Qgi . . . Yuma, Ariz.'s
only representative at this communications school . . .
head of a high school language department prior to
the Navy . . . graduate of the University of Arizona
and received his M.A. at the National University of
Mexico . . . a Iingutst proficient in four languages.
EARL FRANCIS SOPER . . . ensign . . . From South Glens
Falls, N Y. . . . 3.5., New York University to M.S.,
Albany State Teachers College to NTS, Harvard
stopped off en route to get married and be an ele-
mentary school principal . . . says his pUpllS will
write to him, but they wouldnlt know him now with
that crew haircut.
PAUL E. SPEARS . . . ensign . . . an accountant with his
Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State College
. . . from Wichita in the sunflower state . . . one of
that small band of rugged souls who many times daily
climbed the ladder to Fifth deck in Matthews.
ROBERT H. SPROAT . . . ensign . . . something for the
books since he not only comes from Cambridge but is
also a Harvard man, 5.5., 1938 . . . a sprightly,
bright young man, by profession a teacher, and con-
versant in all things, from Tacitus to Tactics;
JOHN WILLIAM STALEY . . . ensign . . . comes, by odd
coincidence, from Staley, N. C., bringing with him a
BS. degree from Applacian State Teachers College
. . . in civilian life he was a hosiery mill executive,
which sounds like good duty.
CHARLES BERT STEBBINS . . . ensign . . . formerly a iunior
executive engineer with General Motors . . . big
man of the seventh platoon and the company color
guard . . . degree from Ohio State University . . .
calls Detroit home . . . a quiet gentleman who hard-
ened up by tossing weights around in gym.
LARS GUNNAR STENBERG . . . ensign . . . nationality
unknown, but he is an Ingrid Bergman-Gundar Hagg
fan, il that means anything . . . a Carnegie Tech
architect, he will pass the Beta Theta Pi loving cup at
the drop of a bottle cap . . . is unhappy about the
50-mile limit, which is to say, he's from New York.
BEN M. STEPHENS . . . ensign . . . "Student Officer
Stephens" hails loudly from the sansim city of Cam-
bridge, lll., where sifories greeve the warknell on
the amis . . . a basketball great ard the drackiest
dribbler at the University of Iowa, where he maiored
in craspinominous arnpology with emphasis on how
klamles sumpornally affect diliphigus frangity usually
. an industrial engineer . . . made the grade to
NORMAN STANLEY STIMMEL . . . ensign . . . from
sunny California where he attended Stanford Uni-
versity, wresting from them an A.B. and an LLB. . . .
from thence to the practice of law, followed thereafter
by the perhaps kindred propensity lor the everpresent
hotfoot at NTS, Harvard his roommates recom-
mend him for duty as CWO at Tierra del Fuego.
ROBERT LEE STOBAUGH . . . lieut. G91 . . . a radio
engineer and undeniably the right party to sit next to
inacertain class of a Saturday . . . former resident of
Fort Smith, Ark. . . . graduate of Arkansas Teachers
College, with technical graduate study at St. Louis
University . . . 31 and married.
RICHARD CHARLES STRASSER . . . ensign . . . another
radio engineering whiz and strictly on the bias . . .
married, as of Cambridge, having spent his less glorious
days in Evanston, UL, and Northwestern University
s and as a teacher of geology.
ANTHONY J. SUCHER . . . ensign . . . was a karto-
graphic engineer in the OHice of the Geographer,
State Department, Washington, before the Navy . . .
from Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and a graduate of the
University of Missouri . . . left us for the class of
8-43 after an extended illness.
DONALD RICHARD TAYLOR . . . ensign . . . a Hoosier
lad, from Indianapolis . . . strayed to Miami University
for a degree in business . . . became a supervisor
for RCA . . . 99, married, one child.
J. R. Taylor
JOHN REID TAYLOR . . . ensign . . . truly a brain, as his
Phi Beta Kappa key will attest . . . E.S., Northwestern
University; LL.B., Harvard . . . used to harg his hat
in Chicago where also hung his lawyer's shingle . . .
to be remembered for his grim tenacity on the dance
Floor despite the maulings administered by the stag line.
RICHARD ALEXANDER THOMAS, JR. . . . ensign
. . quietand hardworking until chowtime . . . then
always First through the door and into line . . . "Tom-
mie" comes from Memphis, Tenn., where he was in
the furniture busiress . . . he graduated from South-
western College in Memphis in 1936 . . . enjoys
VIRGIL THOMPSON . . . Iieut. 09D . . . startled the
entire eighth platoon with his amazing version of the
Bronx cheer . . . from Casey, Ill. . . . an industrial
arts instructor with M.A. from Ohio State University
.taught at Barberton, Ohio high school . ..
machinist instructor at Chanute Field, lll. . . . never
could Figure out why he tackled tactics and plain dress,
WILLIAM K. THOMPSON . . . ensign . . . was a tax
accountant in Cleveland before entering the Navy
.studied his math at Hiram College in Ohio,
graduating in 1935 . . . quietest man in the eighth
platoon . . . scuttlebutt had it that he talked in Five-
letter groups, but the rumor proved false.
W. K. Thompson
D. A. Turner
F. C. Turner
RANDALL H. TOMB . . . lKige . . . a high school teacher
from Indiana, Pa., where he graduated from Indiana
State Teachers College in 1936 . . . taught social
studies and music . . . served for a year as CWO at
the Sixth Naval District Headquarters before Harvard.
WILLIAM P. TRENKLE . . . ensign . . . graduated from
Kansas State College in 1939 and worked as an
auditor . . . married and the father of one . . . home,
Manhattan, Kan. . . . one of the "Happiness Boys,"
he always had a grin and a friendly word for everyone.
ROBER'I KEITH TUBBS . . . ensign . . . took his turr at
calling orders . . . a "legal eagle", Bob attended
the Uriversity of Iowa, securing his BA. in 1937 and
Juris Doctor degree in 1939 . . . from Maquoketa,
Iowa, he's 28 and single . . .,no one ever won an
argument from Bob, but then he s a professional at the
GEORGE MITCHELL TURMAIL . . . ensigr . . . was
better known as "Turmon" . . . ore of the original
drummer boys back in those drill days . . . slapped
a mean bass in the NTS Swmg Band and at company
smokers . . . from Alton, lll., he secured his 3.3.
and BM. from the University of Hlinois . . . became
director of music at Western Military Academy in
Urbatsch Van Aken
DON ANTHONY TURNER . . . ensign . . . always had
a word to Fit the situation and had rather definite ideas
about the food . another of the lawyers . . .
graduated from the University of California and attended
Georgetown University Law School . . . worked
for the War Production Board . . . home is San Diego.
FREDERICK CORNELIUS TURNER . . . ensign . . . favored
more and longer weekends . . . from Westerly, R. l.,
he worked for Hamilton Standard Propeller Co. for a
time before the Navy . . . graduate of Providence
College and has spent some time at the College of
Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia Universnty . .
intends to go on with medicine after the war.
HARLEY RICHARD URBATSCH . . . ensign . . . reported
on the last platoon1s third squad, got so good he could
muster the entire squad by checking the tilt of the hats
big and burly, especially on the basketball court
. . . Iowa State College, 1940 and from Grafton,
Iowa . . . was a metaHurth ir civilian life.
CARLYLE FRANCIS VAN AKEN . . . ensign . . . had
one of the friendliest and readiest grins in the company
. was an accountant prior to Harvard and the Navy
. . a 3.5., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania,
'34; M.B.A., New York University, '43 . . . took
his turn at shoving the 8th around . . . home tOWn:
Somerville, N. J
LEONARD H. VAN NOPPEN . . . ensign . . . fractured
a foot on the handball court and gained the name of
"Hoppin' Noppen" as he maneuvered to and from
classes on his crutches . . . an attorney from Danbury,
N. C. . . . LL.B. l'rom Wake Forest College in 1937.
CHARLES EDWARD VAN VOORHIS . . . Iieut Qgt
. one of the quiz kids, a Phi Beta Kappa from West
Virginia University, '34 . . . spent two years in
Liberia with the Firestone Co. . . . claims Cleveland,
Ohio, as home . . . was in the advertising game in
Pittsburgh prior to Harvard . . . where next?
JOHN L. VLAHOS . . . ensigr. . . . one of the characters
they still talk about back in the drama department al
Carnegie Tech. . . . a successful motion picture script-
writer before entering the Forces Afloat . . . lists
his home as Hollywood and Vine, northwest corner
. single, clever, and a teller of de.ightful storiesl
WALDEMAR F. VONDERLAGE . . . ensign . . . Von
became a "pappy" in October . . . it took him four
days to get back to earth . . . graduate of Midland
College in his hometown of Fremont, Neb. . ..
"loans and industrial banking" was his civilian occupae
tion . . . always wore his hat tilted to the left.
Van Noppen Van Voorhis
Then There Were Days . . .
DALE WILLIAM WASHBURN . . . ensign . . . the
sage of Osage City, Kan., and graduate oi the COilege
of Emporia . . . was an instructor of high school com-
merce and head footbaJ and track coach . . . married
with one child . . . one of the shorter boys, Dale
helped hold up the end of the company.
THOMAS R. WEBB . . . ensign . .
yer before NTS, Harvard . . . an inveterate taker of
trips on mine vessels on Sundays . . . believe-it-or-
not-note: didn't mind Saturday ni ht watches at all
. . . A.E. and LL.B., University ofiliinnesota.
CHARLES EDWARD WEILEPP . . . ensign . . . a sad
sack of a hack from way back, Jack, being the contri-
bution of Ottawa, Kan., to the deathless piose depart-
ment . . . a curious mixture of Ben Hecht, the three
Ritz brothers and Salvador Dali on a bat, which isn't
so impossible if you've ever seen Weilepp on a week-
end . . . married :1 Cambridge girl in October, hence
his motto: Veni, vidi, vici!
DANIEL I. WEISS . . . ensign . . . Danny was from New
' York and proud of it . . . City College of New York,
'42 . . . inspector of engineering materials Gaerot
and teacher of economics as a civilian . . . had his
Lroubles keeping the rest of the platoon in step with
. a New York City law-
. ensign . . . of the eighth platoon
JOHN H. WEST, JR. . .
. . a family man with two children . . . Baltimore
is his home and Princeton his alma mater . . . engaged
in the fuel business prior to Harvard.
KARL MADISON WESTERMAN . . . ensign . . . dubbed
the HLone Fiangern . . . one of the former yeomen
. always the First man dressed at the squash courts
. . . hails from deep in the heart of Oklaunion, Texas,
and is a graduate of North Texas State Teachers College
. an erstwhile teacher.
WARREN W. WHITAKER . . . ensign . . . was never bash-
ful about stating his position on matters . . . used to
sell insurance, but his heart is in photography . . . he
even rigged up a darkroom in his closet, much to the
dismay of his roommates . . . from Sharon, Mass., and
Syracuse University, class of '36.
CHARLES B. WHiTNEY . . . enSIgn . . . his booming
voice awakened more men in South Matthews than
morning reveille . . . his drawl gave him away as
being from Eldon, Mo. . . . a graduate of Westmin-
ster College at Fulton, Mo., and an instructor in air-
craft instruments before ioining the Navy.
A. E. Woodwa rd
T. A. Woodward
DONALD CASSIN WHITTEMORE . . . ensign . . . the
mathematical wizard of the eighth . . . an amateur
cryptanalyst and one of the few men to ask intelligent
questions in radio engineering . . . Don got himself
married in October . . . a personnel administrator from
Providence, R. l. . . . graduate of Brown University
. . . and who can ever forget that long black cigaret
JOHN ANDREW WILSON . . . ensign . . . Dr. "Jack" is
a horseman who knows his cow ponies from back in
Moscow, lda., where he was instructor in geology at
the University of Idaho . . . married, with one child,
his gray-Flecked hair belies his 29 years . . . A B.
and PhD. from the University of Michigan.
ALFRED E. WOODWARD . . . ensign . . . a former
attorney from Wheaton, Illinois . . . graduated from
Oberlin College in 1935 and received his law degree
from Northwestern Law School . . . put in his term
as MPO and platoon leader . . . quiet and eFficient,
he was a whiz when the heart game got going in
THOMAS ALLEN WOODWARD . . . ensign . . . one
of the few Southerners in the eighth and "murder"
on the basketballcourt . . . from Ruston,La.,"Woodie'
graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1938
and worked as a public utility engineer before enter-
ing the service . . . saw most of the sights of Boston,
but his heart remained with his wife and two children
JAMES SOLOMON WRENN, JR. . . . ensign . . . from
Emporia, Va., he attended Randoiph-Macon College
before changing to the University of Southern California
from which he received an AB. in Cinema in 1942
. . . he spent a year as an enlisted man doing training
Films for BuAer . . . Jim is single and 22.
ARNOLD ZEMLIN . . . ensign . .
JAMES GWIN ZEA ll. . ensign . t . company adiutant
.the originai Good-Neighbor-Policy kid and
radio's snot to be confused with the engineering
varietyt boon to seagoing mankind .graduate
from New York University and Columbia . . . as a
civilian, CBS correspondent in Mexico,- regimentally
speaking, Railway Express' incoherent representative
. aFiectionately dubbed
"Zemlin, the Gremlin from the Kremlin," by his doting
platoon mates a .
Roquefort . . .
. a Philadelphian toting a BS. and
an MS. from Temple University . . .
a former high school teacher but ob-
as sharp as aged
viously OpNav's choice for the "Halsey of Harvard."
glazitionaz adj! 410445225
WILBUR A. DASPIT . . . ensign . . . quiet, serious,
married and 30 . . . calls Natchitoches, La., home
. received his BS. in pharmacy from Loyola and
served as a pharmacistis mate in New Orleans for a
year and a half.
JOHN FERRIS DOUGLASS . . . Iieut. th . . . "Cinc-
pus" ot Matthews N-15 . . . Doug was the little man
with the spring in his walk . . . attorney from Summit,
N. . . . . obtained his AB. and LLB. from Catholic
University tWashington, D. Ct . . . stayed in the
nation's capital to work as a Navy censor for a year
WILLIAM E. EVERSON . . . Iieut. th . . . rugged,
steady, likeable . . . Ieaft, foiia yoh, leaft, two three
ioh . . . high school teacher and coach . . . 3.5.
anrii IM'A' from DePaui University . . . he's single,
E. G. LINSLEY . . . ensign . . . a former "Chief" who put
the boys in boot camp through calisthenics and is now
getting a bit of instruction himself . . . he's a Los
Angeles attorne with his AB. and LLB. from the
University of Utah . . . 30 and married.
JOSEPH A. McMANUS . . . Iieut. th . . . a practicing
attorney from New York City who holds an AB. from
Holy Cross and an LL.B. from Harvard . one of a
number of Harvard lawyers who returned to his aim
mater to learn communications for the Navy.
F. RICHARD MCCARTHY . . . ensign . . . dignified,
neat, small . . . 98 and single . . . from Detroit . . .
graduated by Georgetown University in '37 with a
BS. in Foreign Service . . . was accounting machine
representative with NCR before the Navy . . . after
an encounter with pneumonia and a month at Chelsea,
McCarthy ioined 8-43 at the end of Charlie month.
JOHN J. McINERNEY . . . . of Coatesviile,
Pa. . . . a teacher with his 3.5. degree from West
Chester State Teachers College . . . attached to 7th
Naval district from 1942 until reporting to NTS, Har-
vard . . . has a twinkle in his eye.
ensign . .
E. L. PARNELL . . . ensign . . . used to receive his mail
at Dubuque, Iowa . . . a graduate of the University
of Michigan, he was employed as a factory superinten-
dent before his service in the Navy.
W. GILBERT RINKER . . . lieut. th . . . a mining and
metailurgical engineer from Manhattan Beach, Calif.
. . obtained his 5.5. degree from the University of
Arizona in 1939 . . . one of the boys from Grays
CLIFFORD O. SHANDY . . . a Hoosier from
ensign . . .
Kentland . . . another graduate of Harvard Law
IScclh-ooi . . . received his A.B. from the University of
JAMES S. SHEPARD . . . ensign . . . Wabash College,
A.B., 1937 and LLB. from Duke University, 1940
. . . served as city attorney of Hartford City, lnd.,
prior to NTS, Harvard.
ERNEST VERITY . . . Iieut. 091 . . . one of the many ig's
who breezed in from terrible Tucson last August 1
. . . an accountantfrom Freeport,N.Y. . . . garnered
his BS. from New York University in 1941.
WALTER W. WESTPHELING . . . ensign . . . left home in
St. Joseph, Mo., to get his BS. degree from UCLA.
in climatic California . . . ioined the Navy in '41 as
storekeeper, 1-c at San Diego . . . an industrial man-
ager by trade.
by The Gorgeous Greek
Being a compendium of famous last words cuIIed from the company in transit.
On Registration Day:
I was shanghaiecII They swore on a stack
OI Navy Regs: aII Iawyers went into
You should live so long!
Listen, Friend, take it from an old enlisted
man. . . .
"This building once occupied by Colonial
Do you suppose they had to eat in the
Yeah, we found an apartment. A one-
room iob with IoIcIing Furniture. You
share the bath and kitchen with 12 other
Navy couples. And only $125 a monthI
Say, a hot dog stand would clean up
It is! WeIre Iiving over the Tasty Sandwich
This is no seat of Iearning.
end of aII wisdom.
It's the hind
In the Yard:
What's for lunchaas if I diant know?
It can't be cIone.I There's no such thing as
There are packages for the Following ment
Will somebody please wire Zea For sound!
What do they mean: with blouses? What
do they think weive got onomess iackets?
I WON'T BUY AN OVERCOAT; I
WON'T, I WONT, I WON'T!
Ensign Post, Security No. 12, North Zem-
Iin, Watch Matthews, sir.
It's a Fact: I spent more time on watch last
month than I did with my wife!
Hey, SWOY, wiII you teII your messengers
not to interpret the words IIcoI'Iee mess"
Beat it! Here comes the Gestapo.I
I've been SWOHU from midnight to seven-
thirty so many times, I,m beginning to Iook
like an owII
PsstI Can I see the Funnies when you,re
through with them?
You must've toId the other section, sir.
Can't we throw that question out?
Let's go to the PX, Maclnerney.
Can you read that hoist or have you got a
Very weII. . . . Good afternoon. . . . Seats.
Mr. Newman, didn't you have your ear-
phones on when I made that announcement
to the class?
I act on orders From Topside, Gentmen.
Sound off when I call yuh names.
I. .4. .t. .space..
What looks good todayathe a's, b's, or
Brother, it,s Knipp and tuck all the way.
But I'll take odds on that buI-Fer-doubIer
Hey, Gneuhs, can we use your name For an
At Any Smoker:
Take it OH!
I know a Wave at ComOne and she
says. . . .
Who stole the cigars?
I want Iots oI water-
Twelve inches of
Give me a big shipI
armorplate, thatis For me!
Give me a smaII ship any dayI You can
have your IormaIity. I want to be my own
Can I have a shore station, please?
WeII, itis aII good duty.
Who said that-Ranclall Jacobs?
DO YOU REMEMBER...
NOT so STILL LIFE! NOW LET ME SEE
WHO DON'T LIKE FISH!
mgm 'x wd
NEVER MIND THE MANAEUVEQING BOARD, WEILEDD! GALLUP JUST EXECUTED" IT SIR
wa JUST QAMMED THE GUIDE saw!!! ,1 Hiawatha:
gcallecfiam . . .
While the windslare now howling
over the wintry wastes of the Yard, the Regi-
mental Office and unsmiling John Harvard's
stony visage, it is diFFicult to believe that
once the sun beat down unmercitully on the
white oHicers' caps of the men of Company
Fox-the very unnautical maleScwho trun-
dled back and Forth between Holden Chapel
and moldy Matthews with blankets, forms and
books on that nervous day of July 1. Class
7-43, with its complement of men who con-
Fidently had expected assignments to Supply,
Ordnance, Aviation and Gunnery schools,
arrived to study communications at America's
Soon we were "boots" being indoc-
trinated, shepherded from class to class, drill
to movie, Music building to Sick Bay. Here
we were, stripped of insignia, bereft of
knowledge and full of latent smaH-boy heH
which later evidenced itself in a plague of
hot-Foots, Saturday nights amid the terrors of
Boston and duty afloat at company smokers.
Distinctive as a letter of commendation
Ohe new Navy merit badgei was the First
encounter with rifles. Many a gouged eye
was narrowly averted as dainty Simson pi-
rouetted and whirled and the platoons bal-
anced the weapons either like Indian clubs
or massive16-inch guns.
Mildewed and sweating under what
the natives Iaughingly called the "hottest
summer in the history of Cambridge" Company
Fox held a competition. Hogs came running
from Back Bay and miles around as bull-
throated Bill Acker, the hacker, roared UHic,
haec, hoc, huc" at unresponsive trees in the
Yard to win the contest for company com-
mander. Runner-up was anti-heat Jack In-
gram iwho later put on a 32-ounce suit of
bluesl His bellowing resembled the Cor-
sair engine he left behind at Los Alamitos.
And every noon hour, as 15 men collapsed
from heat and hunger, maestro-adiutant Jim
Zea in his best CBS manner, wheeled From
left to right and solemnly announced, "Pawk-
ages for." John Landgrat got so many pack-
ages that his roommates set up a lottery on
who was to wear the 20 new uniforms that
arrived for him daily.
The ensigns and ms of the new
company looked around at'themselves and
found the inspection good. The men were,
by and large, married, and either had children
or expected them soon. Despite all Spitball-
throwing, changing name tags and other
childish pranks, the men appeared to have
once been sober and respectable citizens in
Podunk, Cincinnati, Alabama and even Kansas.
Most of the men who avidly lapped up indoc-
trination and communications courses had been
business men, educators and accountants.
Lawyers were well represented along with
architects, scientists, bankers, iournalists and
22 men who came From military service.
All night long on July 7 the witches
danced with glee and prepared strange
alchemies in preparation For the 7-43 men
who solemnly Filed over to Sick Bay the follow-
ing mom to receive iabs from men with eight-
toot needles and unrestrained plunges. The
First shots had been administered. Two hours
of drill followed.
A week later the pharmacist's mates
had another boistrous holiday with the boys
from Fox, followed by a regimental review, a
"well done" From the Skipper, and the regi-
mental ball in the evening, minus the group,
naturally, which had to stand watch. This
was the weekend which started at 1300 on
Saturdayamark it well in your memories
because miracles occur rarely in Harvard Yard.
An entertainment Featur of the Fox month
was the First company smoker highlighted by
Egyptian Ella, the "commissioning" of Ensign
Homer Daniel Jones and the absorption of
tons of uiced tea."
. 0 . . 722 git! ZQZCG'MK
by Eugene Kone
Freshmen we were once and in
August we continued as freshmen. Ah, but
with a ditterencel Gone was indoctrination
and in its place were officer's bars, shoulder
boards, liberty until Monday morning and a
1700 to 2000 liberty each evening.
Great changes in personnel occurred.
No more would Deck instructor Lieut. Close
sink a submarine for 7-43. Ensign Jones
of Naval Administration Fame clotted his
officer's cap in exchange for the more con-
ventional overseas cap and marched to the
glory of the regiment in Company Easy's
fourth platoon. A dozen bright-eyed men
answered the call for volunteers and were
iumped ahead a company. The tight-lipped,
knowing CV nys went back to Washington
to win the war in dark and secret chambers
of red tape and directives. Then came the
rugged men from the Ship of the Desert in
Terrible Tucson, bringing with them stories
of iQO-degree temperatures and back-break-
In August the Company Easy men
wondered what they had done with all that
free time in July. Even the men who daily
clamberecl the ladder to heaven on the Fifth
deck of Matthews there clouds Float in
through open windows and angels bend
down to whispeO were thinking of request-
ing an active duty ribbon for action beyond
the call of duty. The third round of shots
laid the men low, in many instances, Followed
two clays later by a captain's inspection and
very red ears.
Company E climbed to vicarious fame
for a night when concert pianist Herb
Donaldson played with the Boston Pops
orchestra and received a tremendous ovation.
The days grew hotter and hotter and the
S. 075 ran faster and faster to keep up with
the double time demanded by the men with
whips in the Regimental OFFice. A special
ioy was that class in visual comm after lunch
and the pleasant dreams of sea duty on the
Charles. The otticer-in-charge answered all
the questions the imaginative minds of the
men could dream up at a luncheon near the
end of the month.
Ruddy, lorthright Winston Churchill
thrillecl the class in his dramatic surprise visit
to Harvard on Monday, September 6. Facing
the men lined up row on row in front of
Memorial Chapel, the PM solemnly said: "I
earnestly trust that when you Find yourself
alongside our soldiers and sailors in 1943 and
1944, you will Feel that we are your working
brothers in arms."
It was during the beautiful late summer
days of September that the days of "dutyHA
all good cluty-seemecl to be coming nearer.
So determined Richard Croop laicl hands on
a super-duper short wave radio set and began
to get Fox by the ears. The Fact that he was
listening to symphonies on the phonograph
all this time and studying as well didn't '
bother him the least. Phil Sirrine and Jack
Reichart teamed up to help guide the destinies
of the NTS Swing Band.
A dancing, prancing all-male chorus
made its historic debut at the monthly smoker
aided by uToots" Gallup, "Rosita Royce"
Schaetter with a Harvard-Yard pigeon, and
"Ax" Stephens. Weilepp and Patterson
nobly assisted the future of mankind and its
progeny with a peek into the future of the
U. S. A maior casualty took place in the
Company Dog ranks when hardy lngram ziggecl
instead of zagging in a football game and
came up minus one molar. He is to be award-
ed a special "Bleeding Heart" medal For
iniury sustained in action.
It was at this time that Ben Stephens
rose to great heights when he tore a grid
circuit to shreds in the greatest oratorical
masterpiece of ye talk double since Daniel
Webster. They are still using a radar on his
speech in CruFt Lab to Find out what he did
ask Prof. Knipp.
October was a month of great blessing
-watches were cut to the bone and inter-
views were held. Every man emerged from
his interview conFiclent that he had gotten
exactly what he asked for, making a total of
200 ship's secretaries, 150 ComAir men, 100
DE boys and an amphib. Arthur "the wolf"
Bornfriend embarked upon the sea of matri-
mony and the greatest water Fight since
Jutland rocked North Matthews. One
hundred men Floated through water up to the
elbows following the last great October
smoker. This was the smoker that made
Jacko Reichart, the kid from Muncie, famous
for his reservoir of tales ab0ut the Navy and
land duty afloat,- the Fourth platoon conducted
interviews, Cominch was told to get off the
line and the fearless Filth had an inspection
that gave the regimental oFlice pause.
By November we knew who the DE,
Amphib and PT boys were as well as those
bereft souls who left our midst so suddenly and
unexpectedly For other duty. Things began
to iell, the unrelated became coherent and
Julian Kelly even started to make formations
on time. The Navy Day review was rainecl
out. Evenings became chilly; Fifth-hand over-
coats Hworn once" were snapped up at
premium prices and men were casting about
For apartments ashore.
Now that we are entering Company
Able our future is mapped out For us, to be
controlled by the fortunes of war, the tempera-
ment oF ship captains and good old BuPers.
We can Flex our muscles in a somewhat relaxed
manner at future strength tests,- the ComAir
boys will depart in a Few weeks For Quonset
and the last Harvard bill For lamb, Fish and
double-bunk beds is about to be paid. The
ground is hard now and the mornings Frost.
Now we can wear those new overcoatsl
Bright spots of memory remain after
all the quizzes, restrictions, mimeographed
announcements and forms have been Forgotten.
Even the maneuvering board pales into
Morning colors. The pale rays of a
newly risen sun slant in sharp streaks through
the trees near Welcl. Lined up in serriecl
rows are men in khaki, later in blues and then
raincoats, their shining Faces reflecting the
glory of the Navy with lines appearing on
faces here and there as a result of constant
night toil over CI. The company commander
lumbers OFF in digniFiecl Ackerian stride to
make his report. John Parr, bullet-shapecl and
half asleep, shoots across the Yard like a
frightened duck to make Formation. Then the
company stands at attention and snaps to hand
salute. A horrible scratching renders the
morning silence, like a classroom snore that
has been bloken OFF suddenly. Suddenly a
bugle sounds, then another and another,
bombarding the air from all sides. First it
plays "Boots and Saddles," then uSick Call,"
then "Fire" and Finally uColors." Two notes
race ahead of the melody, running like hell
to outclistance it and succeeding famously.
"Ready, Two.In Finds the officers in a state of
complete nervous exhaustion waiting For the
planes to bombarcl the Yard.
The two air raicls: stumbling forth into
darkness in paiamas, khakis, sweaters and
yawns. The midnight meancler to the deep
caves of Langdell and Littauer where an
assortment of dramatic textbooks dated 1670
and earlier about regurgitation in ancient
Persia, the legal codes of Hellenic ambulance
chasers and Five volumes on how to beat the
process server to the punch. Bob Leaven-
worth ate it up. The others held hands.
Interviews: the nervous pacing up and
down, the greeting hurled at each trembling
cancliclate, the corny iokes, the ship's secre-
taries who became confused and asked For
Amphib, the nervous reply to questions. The
hash, re-hash, counter dissection and cross-
analysis of what he said and l saicl and they
asked For that went on For weeks afterward.
Our wives and childrenareposing
quietly in the Yard with picnic baskets and
knitting, rising occasionally to chase the
toddlers as they went after "Daddyf The
5 pm. greeting,- the noon embrace; the
evening parting under the eyes of the Securi-
ty Watch. Those unwritten apartment house
signs, "No children or dogs." The mental
thought, "But, mister, I only want to rent this
place, not take it with me." The childrenIS
delight over squirrels and pigeons. The
squirreIs' delight over Acker, Ingram and
Zea each morning at formation.
The mad dashingefor our rooms at
1700 each Saturday when uschool's out" was
made official. The rush into the Harvard
Union, ripping off coats, tugging at hats,
telling into line, crowding For silverware and
then discovering that cod Fish was being served
again. The 400-yard dash to the Ship's
Stores truck during the Five minutes once-a-
week visit to pick up socks and shoes. The
subway Flight into Boston at 1700 to get to
the Ship's Service and hear the familiar
Fargo Building pIaint, "Sorry, no more
watches." First Floor Hardy,s plunge into
Formation,- Don Dennis, Iank Figure meandering
in long minutes after marching had started.
The antelope sprint of the Company 9-43
commander byes, he has it over his door, tooy
from formation to report to Lt. th Hansen.
All of these passing impressions are
tied together by the knot of friendships we
have made and information which has been
absorbed. It has probably been one of the
brightest chapters in what is to be our Navy
career. Now we are ready for duty afloat
or at Foreign bases, and to all our shipmates-
bon voyage and speed the victory!
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YOU ARE TO BE COMMENDED:
NAVAL TRADITION DEMANDS:
GIVE THIS YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:
YOU WILL SHOW HIM EVERY COURTESY:
THE INSPECTION PARTY HAS DEPARTED:
YOU WILL REMEMBER:
YOUR OBSERVATIONS ARE DESIRED:
It's your headache now.
Send your yeoman over to see mine.
Two brass hats have agreed.
Do SOmething in a hurry before we both
Let,s Forget it.
I have iust been given heII.
There's a particularly dirty iob coming in
the next routing.
I have iust been talking to an old chief.
For God's sake, Find the papers.
His uncle is an admiral.
Now about 6 binge tonight?
I have forgotten; so have you.
Pigeon-holed in a more ornate oHice.
Do the dirty work so I can write uFor-
by David Gallup, Jr.
It was appalling, no less, to awaken
each dawn at 0615 and face the realization
that we were stuclent officers in the U. S.
Naval Reserve. We at "Hahvahd" never
quite got used to being bugled out of bed
and shadow boxing with the idea of being
student oFFicers at that hostile hour. We did
Finally learn the harcl way that a student
officer is a curious mixture of ex-civilian,
boy scout and collegianea sort of stepchild
of naval blue blooclabut we never got used
The guy who invented reveille never
realized what perplexing early-morning intro-
spection his simple ditty was to provoke at
Harvard. Ostensibly, the piece was meant
simply to hie us From the sack, but being col-
lege graduates and also gentlemen by various
acts of Congress, we naturally had to think
about it a little.
Having come Fresh From civilian life
and its multitudinous soft pleasantries, we
were often disturbed by our thoughts. The
complexities of student oFFicership when con-
templated suddenly each morning disturbed
almost everyone, especially if he did his con-
templating in a state of grogginess as he
grabbed blinclly for his instruments of ablution
and padded off to the head. Here,s hoping
the guy who invented reveille is satisFiecl.
His handiwork will long bear manifold
significance to clear olcl 7-43.
After a shower, provided we hit the
deck early enough to take one, and after the
teeth-brushing and mandatory shave, we Felt
a little more cheerful about the situation and
in a mood For chow. Perhaps the least said
about morning chow the better. Sultice it
to say, boiled-egg clay ottered the most
variety. There were hard-boilecl eggs, sott-
boiled eggs, most-soft-boilecl eggs, and most-
the - plate - all - over - your - blue - serge
Well, it Filled you up it you were the
growing-boy type and not too Finicky about
Then you enioyecl one of those
precious uproceecl independently" intervals
back to the yard, fully awake by now-leeling
pretty sharp in fact . . . that is, it you hadn,t
been squirted full of medical molasses re-
cently, or if you weren't a broken-down,
becrutched volley ball casualty, or suffering
from a tenacious colcl you couldn't shake be-
cause a deadly succession of O.OAW.'s hacl con-
tracted a without-raincoats epidemic right
when the mornings were commencing to bite
you around the neck and shoulders, or if
you hadnlt been the innocent victim of a
merciless 0000-0730 watch.
Egad, who brought that up?
By and large you Felt pretty good right
up until you got that quiz paper back with
the 2.2 colclly slashed across a top corner.
Then you asked yourself, Uwhatinhell am l
doing here?" and mumbled clown your bib
to the etlect that ul probably wasnlt cut out
For the Navy, anyhow."
This Feeling of Frustration persisted as
you tried to ascertain what in the name of
Hector relative speecl actually was, and why
its ratio to 60 was equal to that of time to
distance, and why any dumb tool would want
to use a maneuvering board to avoid colliding
with anything so prodigious as a battle wagon.
Was the ioker blind, or something?
Next thing you knew some pedagog
was telling you radio was really very simple,
that all you had to do was understand coils,
resistors, diodes, duo-cliocles, coupling con-
densers, by-pass condensers, butter doublers,
intermediate Frequency, that E equalled l
times R and why young Joe Current had to get
back to his Cathode.
Then came a windfall of emergency,
tackline, Dog Baker, ready cluty, sub-sighted,
execute, 4 Ans, CTF 06.172, stand by the
bag. "Maybe I'm a little thick," you apolo-
gized to yourself, "but that certainly doesnlt
ring a bell in my bean.u
Then, halleluiah, thrill of thrills! You
got a quiz back with a ioyous 3.8 on it. Hell,
this Navy stutt wasn't so tough. l-lacln,t that
instructor challenged you to Flunk the course?
Hadnlt that other one said, ul know, Fellows,
it sounds like a 'Rube Goldberg' but it's
really simple as hell."
Morning dronecl on. The eFFects of
that 3.8 shot in the arm started to wear OFF.
Your belly started to cry out in hunger. You
wondered, with misgivings, what delightful
surprise the "Hahavahd" cookies had rustlecl
up this time-Oh Gawdl this was Weclnes-
day, mackerel clay. You really would be in
the grease. Oh well, perhaps thereld be a
letter awaiting you in your billet. Finally,
came that inimitable "se-cuah" and the list-
less, tirecl march back to the yard. Well,
ieepers creepers, who cares if there are
"paaaaaackages" . . . tor the love of Mike
let us go and read our mail.
At last, the stentorian uDISMISSED"
from the iltlag" himself, and a full pivot and
plunge oFt right guard for the south door.
You iust about had your guts iammed up
through your throat by that big yokel headed
for the north door, but you swallowed hard
and shook oft the iolt in anticipation of a
letter from home. You all but took the door
frame with you as you burst into your billet,
but on this particular day your desk top was
as barren ot envelopes as the Yard was of
grass. A short under-the-breath oath and a
lunge tor the nearest chair. Oh well, maybe
you could clrown the mackerel in catsup.
Chow. lt wasnlt mackerel after all,
but Filletotsoleinsteacl . . . damn good,too,
ancl blueberry pie For dessert. A real bright
spot in the day! Adequately fortified, you
took another uindepenclent" walk back to
The impatient, aggravating harangue of
a bell. le that our bell?" some perplexed
stuclent otticer would ask.
ul don't know . . . it doesn't say, it
just rings," was the wise-cracking retort of
another who shuttled down the hall to the
inevitable "Fall in."
First thing you knew you hacl a pair of
ear-phones adiusted on a drowsy head. You
chuckled to yourself as one of the boys caught
hell. ult's right there on the desk where it's
been every day this week I dont see why
you men have such trouble following per-
tectly simple directions, when l say all hancls
l don't mean iust one or two or three I mean
all hands except qualified typists, etc., etc.
. iii ggg Flt hhh-haaahF-ppp ooo nnn."
"All right, gentlemen, I'll give you
some groups of letter-number-letter, a Few
minutes of code groups and well Finish OFF
with some plain language . . . da-da-clit . . .
di-cla-clit . . . di-cla-dit . . . cli-cla . . . cla-di-
cla-clit . . . d-d-cl-clclddclddddd phtttttftttttt . . .
that last was about 14 worcls a minute, gentle-
men. Please put up your chairs and hang
your earphones over the ledge."
Then you found yourself immersed in
semi-clarkness trying to make something out of
"blinding bulb." "Lets see now . . . O-C-
T . . . now what kincl of word is that . . . Oh,
I see, October, of course . . . T-W-E. . . .
Hey, he must be foulecl up, there ain't no
such word . . . oooops, why certainly, 20,
who,d oi thunk it. I'll never get that damn
Finally, you were slumped in a chair
picking over a tray of evening chow. You
weren't too enthusiastic about it, because the
chances are youlcl iust had gym, and your
stomach muscles weren't ready to take all
that toocl aboard . . . or perhaps yould stowed
a little too indiscriminately at 1300, and, after
all, this was only tour and a half hours later.
Why didnlt they give you a chance to secure
your lunch before plying you with lamb and
mint ielly? it wouldn't be bad if you were
Then, at long last, you found yourself
in the loving embrace of the friendliest old
dear at Harvard . . . the sack . . . but not
until after you,d taken in a free movie by
official request . . . why that stupid, blind,
insipid guttersnipe that incorrigible
wastrel, mincing around with that mousy grin
and blowing OFF his bazoo while buildings
burned and Fell on good people, old, young
and infant alike . . . mmmm . . . the movie must
have had the desired affect.
The clear doleful notes of taps Howed
through the window and caressed your tired
ears. Again you instrospected about the
pros and cons of student oFFicership: that
strange, in-between status of unknowing
naval aristocracy. You still weren't used to
it . . . tomorrow was another day . . . indica-
tors, l:Jurn bag, CSP, two-biocked at the de-
cypher, a tripIe-lateral From blinker to code
to sempahore, breakdown, canlt pick him
up, charlie pennant four, capacitance, a
relay doubler with a Floy, Hoy, it's mahn, it,s
yoahs, navigatoris balls, codFish balls, eight
balls, dog baker . . . z-zzzzzzzzzz.
leaf to 22'6th
. HEvery Girl in Jamaica . .
2. Flag Hoist Drill
3. 1'Ensign Hartley, Security Watch, Post 9. AH Secure, Sir.n
4. We liked Him!
5. Harvard Scene-1943
6. Gee, I Get a Lonesome Feeling, When I Hear Those Church
Bells Chime .
7. S.O.P.A. Senior Officer Present Asleepy
8. Did You Say Sea Duty?
9. Vlahos Starring in t'Double Trouble"
10. Schwarz Sprouts Wings in Abandon Ship Drill
11. Bend On the Colors
12. He Went That Way, Doc
13. A Grand Man and Distinguished Visitor
' 14. Churchill's v for Victory
W129 113' '
A Fable by
There once was, upon a certain time,
a very gay young man, yclept Adams, who
was of that happy, carefree breed of men
. now near extinction and quite without
distinction . . . the lowly civilian. And, as
such, our friend Adams led a most enviable
existence pursuing a singularly unregimented
life Five days a week and tending, of a week-
end, his much-admirecl Victory Garden that
was indeed the most pretentious in all of
North Eden, Kan., from whence he hailed.
But, as it must to all men, Fit or not,
the chill winds of the draft began to descend
upon the yet-unblightecl Adams. A group of
his friends and neighbors began to speculate
on his worthiness as North Eden's representa-
tive in the armed forces, and friend Adams'
distress was exceeding great. For he was
not a member of the grim belligerentsia that
vowed loucl vengeance in public places,
turning his orange bitters into gall-and-worm-
wood whilst his pacifistic predilections cow-
ered under their militant hobsnobbery.
Yet Adams was no coward. He was
iust one of those rare characters that will
one day inherit the earth when indeed the
prophets scuttlebutt destroys the modern lie.
And For this unlorgivable frailty he was
looked upon as a rather odd webloot, es-
pecially since it was common knowledge
that he had once sprained an ankle rather
than exterminate one of God's insect crea-
Hence, friend Adams, misgivings at
the too-immediate prospect of reputedly
carnal violence. Primarily, you see, he was
apprehensive about his unpredictable be-
havior uncler Fire, tearful lest ignominious
exile be his lot lorevermore . . . if and
when he somehow didn't take Hill X or
perhaps couldn't get the message through or
maybe washed out of advanced pilot training.
How, then, would he Face the man who
believed in him all along-Maior Pat OlBrien?
Or Greer Garson, the woman he lovecl ancl
someday hoped to marry?
He stopped dead in Front of Woolu
worth's, arms akimbo, Fists clenched. No!
he muttered, through gritted teeth, his eyes
cold and steely like a bayonet. He, Adams,
the Fearless One, Adams the Avenger, must
enlist, must tread in the military bootsteps of
his family lorbearsl At once and at any risk,
Now a strange, wistful calm settlecl
over him. The grim purposefulness of his
aspect vanished momentarily and there Flick-
ered, For an instant, an ever-so-Fleeting, wry
and Cary Grantlike, ie-ne-sais-quoi sort of
smile. He glanced about sharply . . . so
sharply indeed that it gave his neck a painful
crick. Aclams snapped his Fingers as he
winced involuntarily. What is pain? he
musecl in his most detached manner, trying
the while to resist an overwhelming impulse
to go home and lie down.
Then it was that he saw the Message.
Enlist in the Waves, it said. Release a man
to Fight at seal
How glorious.I claydreamecl Adams,
his 20-80 vision blurring, as was its wont,
while the sign seemed now to say: Enlist in
the Waves. Release an Adams to Fight at sea!
A moment later, he was aware of yet
another presence, one Lt. Cigy J. G. Apple-
baum, known as uThe Echo" because he clicl
just that when he sounded 0H. Now this
same Applebaum, being one of the Procure-
ment Kids, was a dyspeptic it not a somewhat
cadaverous gent who lived For but two things:
the day of his First Al Nav, when he could clis-
pose, once and for all, of his annoyingly
redundant monicker; and, to PROCURE,
PROCURE, PROCURE . . . by any means
. . . by all means . . . and by means fair or
This day he was concerned mostly
with his occupational obsession For the old
gleam shone wildly in his eyes as he made
the shanghai gesture to Friencl Adams who
backed away apprehensively into the arms
of a Pharmacist's Mate iwho iust happened to
be there, ands who tried him out For size.
Then, with Fiendish grins, they Gor a Yeoman
had also appeared, with a typewriter and
some application blanksy converged upon the
trembling Adams who realized, with shocked
disbelief, that he was about to become a
man without a draft card.
Twenty minutes later, as he tried on a
pair of khakis iguaranteed not to shrink or
Fade, $12.93 and wrote the uniform people
a three hundred clollar check Gor which he
was to be reimbursed, oi course-to the
dissonant tune of one hundred and Fifty dollars,
in installments yeD, he wonclerecl, uncom-
prehendingly, how it happened that these
strange blue-iacketed agents of BNOP iwhat-
ever that wasy were so suddenly and so lustily
slapping him, Adams, on the back with happy
huzzahs of "Well, youlre in the Navy now!"
He cringecl and shied away from them,
muttering to himself. Okay! All right! So
he was in the Navy now! So why didn't
they please get off his back and let him live.l
Yet, he had to admit, as he vainly
reiiected on his reflection in the mirror, that
he did cut rather a dashing iigure in his uni-
iorm. And besides, wasn,t it the Navyls
policy to place men in iobs allied to their
civilian pursuits? But of course!
Thus it came about that our gay and
good Friend AdamStlormerly North Eden's
foremost veterinarian-was plucked. For
what duty? Communications, of course!
Where sent? To Harvard, naturally, to that
melting pot For malcontents.I
Harvard was quite a revelation to
poor Adams who expected something Ox-
onian and found instead that it was actually
not much more than Kansas State Teachers
College during the rainy season. There he
was billetecl in a Fine old typically New
England and typically termite-ridden structure
that must have appalled even the Colonial
Troops that were once incarcerated therein.
Still, he was not too unhappy within
the hallowed and harrowing portals oi
Matthews. Living as he did, on the Fifth
cleck GlooO he was relatively immune to the
prying unaccountability checks of the Watch
Boys who, when recking the dizzying climb,
would sacriFice security and reliability for
in the classroom, Adams was clis-
tinguished by his l-must-to-beclclie-bye manner,
which was discarded abruptly at the sounding
of uSecure.In and resumed without stint at
the very First mention of Seats!" Suiiice it
to say: he was of that nameless minority that
failed to achieve that coveted recognition-
The Mark of Merit. Never would he wear
its ribbon of academic distinction-a gouged
eyeball on a Field of rampant red.
On weekends, however, Friend Adams
scintillated. He was at once the Toast of
Scollay Square and the Pride of McBride's,
squiring always, hither and yon, his one true
loveaLittauer Lou, a lovesome wench from
way back. Class of 1-42, to be exact.
His strength test score is best forgot-
ten, for, to Adams, the push-up was a varia-
tion of the push-over. Indeed, it is said he
drove eleven oi the 15 Chiefs to Chelsea
where, reputedly, they Finished out their days
vainly attempting, to their very last West
Point breather, 8943 squat-thrusts in a
Shortly thereafter, Adams received his
orders this roommate's third choicey and went
to Amphib where he coulclnit harm anyone-
except the Army maybe. At last report, he
was in Kiska, which perhaps explains the
Jap's sudden evacuation of the premises.
He writes, in a letter to Lt. qu Bicle Crabley:
"From where I'm standing, this is far
from Paradise. Which is okay by me, see!
it's all good duty, see! But, believe me, a
Harvard hotioot would sure be welcome!"
As we complete our days as student olticers under instruction and prepare
to take our places as communications otticers aboard the Fighting ships of the Navy,
we pause to reFlect on the several brief months spent here at NTS, Harvard.
We have hacl tun. We have made many Friends whose activities on the
seven seas we shall follow with interest. Although we often chaled and com-
plained, we will look back upon this period of our lives with toncl memoryt
We have learned. Little do we realize how much we have learned or
how often we will draw upon the knowledge absorbed here. Our situation might
be compared to that described by Thomas Paine at the time of the American Revolution:
uWe have crowded the business of an age into the compass of a few
monthsl and have been driven through such a rapid succession of things, that For the
want of leisure to think, we unavoidably wasted knowledge as we came, and have
left nearly as much behind us as we brought with us: but the road is yet rich with
the fragments, and, before we fully lose sight of them, will repay us For the trouble
of stopping to pick them up."
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