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Show Hide text for 1936 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 266 of the 1936 volume: “ mMMm M - ■ ' X. B€R«NMiJ€ ' M OF CAM A ' . ' SEATTLE) UNITED STATES lOF ,1-ti iP ., Cruising Ji i Area gulfJc i TIDE RIPS 19 3 6 p FROM THE LIBRARY OF COPYRIGHT 1936 W. B. Ellis, Edilor-in-Chief H. Teaghe, Jr., Business Matiage m S iA:. ..._ Sinco 17 )( ) TIDK PIPS l] S. COAST G13APD ACADKIVIV fl936 DEDICATION To those men who have preceded us and have already established the worthy traditions of our Service, those men whose splendid examples shall exact so much from us, they who make our endeav- ors so Inspirational, whose lessons of life we shall be so anxious to learn and whose teachings we shall be so proud to possess — to those men, the Commis- sioned Officers of the United States Coast Guard, do we dedicate this 1936 edition of Tide Rips. » Reprinted by special permission from the Saturday Evening Post Copyright 1933 by the Curtis Pub. Co. FOREWORD Hardened and materialistic as we presume to be, even with us it is such intangible things as Memories that afford us our most profound pleasure. As normal persons, we bend our every effort to make our Futures more glorious than our Presents, but even in spite of success, we ultimately rely upon our Pasts to be more glorious than either. And so, the recreation of that Past has been the inspiration for this book. If only to succeed in recalling the troubles v e divided among ourselves (already they begin to fade from mind) or to revive the dormant memories of those days of disguised happiness, will the creators of this Tide Rips of 1936 feel that their efforts have not been futile. CONTENTS BOOK I ADMINISTRATION BOOK II CORPS BOOK III MILITARY BOOK IV ATHLETICS BOOK V ACTIVITIES BOOK VI CRUISE BOOK VII SPINDRIFT CHASE HALL HAMILTON HALL OBSERVATORY JONES FIELD MINISTRATION FOR 1936 Franklin Delano Roosevelt PresiJent of the United States TIDE RIPS Hr.NRV MORGENTHAU, Jr. Secrelary of the Treasury % FOR 1936 Stephen B. Gibbons Assistant Secretary of the Treasury TIDE RIPS Rear Admiral Harri- Gabrihl Hamlet Commandant, United States Coast Guard FOR 1936 fm - " ♦v Captain Leon Claude Covell Assistant Commandant, United States Coast Guard TIDE RIPS FOR 1936 Commander James Pine Executive Officer TIDE RIPS LlEUTHNANT COMMANDI-R RAYMOND T. McElLIGOTT Covnn.vuLvit of CaJels SS ii tsiti FACULTY J TIDE RIPS Commander James Pine ACADEMY 1908 Seamanship Commander Charles J. Odend ' hal ACADEMY 1909 Turbines FOR 1936 Commander Benjamin C. Thorn ACADEMY 1911 Thermodynamics Heat Engines Internal Combustion Engines Professor Chester E. Dimick HARVARD 1901 Calculus Mechanics TIDE RIPS Lieutenant Commander Raymond T. McElligott FOR 1936 Lieutenant Commander Charles W. Lawson ACADEMY 1925 Electricity TIDE RIPS P Lieutenant Commander James A. Hirshfield ACADEMY 1925 Spanish Lieutenant Gaines A. Tyler ACADEMY 1926 Physics Physics Laboratory 34 FOR 1936 Lieutenant Kenneth K. Cowart ACADEMY 1926 Physics Steam Engineering TIDE RIPS 36 Lieutenant John L. Steinmetz ACADEMY 1927 Calculus Algebra FOR 1936 Lieutenant Peter V. Colmar ACADEMY 1929 Radio Radio Laboratory Lieutenant Allen Winbeck ACADEiVlY 1929 Service Regulations TIDE RIPS Lieutenant Henry S. Sharp ACADEMY 1930 Calculus Mechanics Differential Equations Lieutenant George A. Knudsen ACADEMY 1930 Electricity Electrical Laboratory FOR 1936 Lieutenant Sydney F. Porter ACADEMY 1930 English Lieutenant (j.g.) Charles B. Arrington ACADEMY 1931 Civilization TIDE RIPS Lieutenant (j.g.) Robert T. Alexander ACADEMY 1931 Chemistry FOR 1936 Senior Surgeon U. S. P. H. S. Carl Michel UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 1912 Instructor Gaston N. Buron French TIDE RIPS Passed Assistant Surgeon U. S. P. H. S. Jack G. Mearns UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Dental Surgeon U. S. P. H. S. Stanmore P. Marshall ATLANTA SOUTHERN DENTAL COLLEGE FOR 19 3 6 Passed Assistant Surgeon U. S. P. H. S. Leslie McLure Smith VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY 1930 Lieutenant U. S. N. (Ch.C.) George LaClede Markle Chaplain TIDE RIPS WARRANT OFFICERS Charles Hansen Chiej Carpenler Edward A. Stanton Chki Machinist Kenneth E. Cahoon Sumner Chisholm Chief Rn Clerk I Russell W. Thresher Chiej Boat i wain R P S i RESCUE AT SEA f N 1837 the President authorized any suitable number of pubUc vessels, adapted to the purpose, to cruise upon the coast, in the severe portion of the season, when the public service will allow of it, and to afford such aid to distressed navigators as their circumstances and necessities may require; and such public vessels shall go to sea prepared fully to render such assistance. It is unnecessary to describe in detail the work of the Service over a period of almost a century in assisting disabled vessels. These activities varied in volume rather than description and changed as weather conditions and types of ships changed. In general, as steam and steel vessels replaced sailing ships, as light houses and beacons increased in numbers and were improved, and as the coasts were more extensively and accurately surveyed and sounded, ships in distress became proportionately fewer. The process was slow, however, and the great increase in the number of vessels plying to and about the coasts tended to increase the number of accidents. To cope with this increase in the number of vessels and distress situations, this activity, more than ever, con- tinued to be the most onerous and extensive under the jurisdiction of the Service. A direct corollary of the rescue work is the matter of caring for the rescued and restoring the apparently drowned. In the case of shipwreck, this involves matters of medical and surgical care, shelter, rest, food, and warm clothing. First aid is rendered by the ship ' s crew. Today the Coast Guard combs our entire coast line and the Great Lakes. With the aid of radio communications, the positions of all our ships is always known, and the ship nearest the scene of distress is notified. Small boats and other vessels which are unable to send out a call for help are often rescued and assisted because the large areas covered by the cutters make their detection probable. The severeness of weather and sea means only one thing for the Coast Guard, and that is, there is work to do. The very nature of the duties of the Service makes it such that when weather is so bad the other ships are coming in, that is the time the Coast Guard puts out to sea. The Winter cruising " fleet " is made up of cruising cutters. The cutters which make up the fleet are designated annually by the Commandant and are chosen from the New York and Boston divisions. The character of New Eng- land winters with their accompany- ing snow, ice, and severe gales makes this particular duty a necessity. Hi ' " mm FIRST CLASS TIDE RIPS T TIDE RIPS CLASS OF 1936 Gerald T. Applegate Chester R. Bender Ray W. Blouin George R. Bovce, Jr. Christian R. Couser William B. Ellis Thomas F. Epley Clifford S. Gerde Samuel G. Guill Douglas B. Henderson Arthur W. Johnsen Robert J. Laffertv John W. Macintosh, Jr. Joseph P. Martin James S. Muzzy Guy L. Ottinger George W. Playdon George R. Reynolds Julius E. Richey Fred J. Scheiber Benjamin B. Schereschewsky Richard R. Smith Frederick J. Statts James P. Stow, III Clyde H. Teague, Jr. Edward C. Thompson, Jr. Paul E. Trimble Russell R. Waesche, Jr. Robert Wilcox Harold L. Wood CASUALTIES Joseph C. Ainsworth Albert N. Beardslee WiNSLOw H. Buxton Alfred F. Bochenek John C. Campbell Dana D. Davis Guy j. Desimone Perry J. Emmert Gene E. Engleman Edward P. Fahy George I. Friedman Percy L. Gassaway Harold L. Hoffman John C. Hodgens, Jr. Nick J. Hurley Robert L. King Edward F. Lathrop, Jr. Gerald S. Lohr Wilson E. Marsh Ralph E. Powell, Jr. Edward D. Redington Robert L. Wheatley FOR 1936 l.jsiji!l ■ym -:4 i Fori Trumbull FIRST CLASS HISTORY CLASS histories have been written before. Possibly there have been more class his- tories written than there have been classes. Their themes are all about the same: the formation of the group; various incidents experienced together; and finally the sep- aration of the members from one another. In fact the class histories generally make very dull reading. To many, all classes of the United States Coast Guard Academy are all about the same. We almost agree, but must make one exception: the class of ' 36. We are definitely sure that this class of ours is a singular group as others are that it is merely number fifty. This being our conviction, we have set apart a space to record our doings to date. Bear with me kind reader, and before you will be pictured the metamorphosis of " joe civilian " to ensign, U.S.C.G. We reported in the old academy located at Fort Trumbull, a grim stone structure surrounded by numerous frame buildings. It was a strange school, far difl?erent from the appropriate buildings that now house the Academy. Four newly graduated ensigns mothered us those first few weeks and told us of the wonders that would come to pass in the near future. It was a memorable transition from civilian who could wear green socks if he so chose, to a regulation kayet whose every move was according to the rules of the book (or done in secret). We waited in line the first day to draw our " whites, " shoes, leggings, etc. Who was the bold fellow who seemed not in the least afraid of the mys- teries of this strange school? Who was that rather meek chap who had evidently just left his mother ' s apron strings to learn this business of being a naval officer? Then there were a couple of noisy fellow s who upon first meeting gave absolutely no promise of becoming even mediocre officers. All of us, a heterogeneous conglomeration of American youth, the " cream of America ' s young manhood " ( ?) , were thrown together to begin our TIDE RIPS four years of trial by fire, water, and combat, not to mention examinations and academic boards. We were formally introduced to drill, strenuous physical exercises, exacting restrictions, and obedience to orders. " Swab summer " was not without its social activity. The famous tea dance gave us another for- mal introduction. This time to New Lon- don ' s fair sex. All of us, with the exception of a couple of " local boys " started off at scratch. A few were not even interested but remained faithful to the O. A. O. back in PodunkviUe; some resolutely started their careers as confirmed bachelors; others col- lected long and varied lists of names, addresses, and telephone numbers; and certain of the domestically inclined com- menced four year courtships under trying . I ' :, " .. ■ ' . Ia: . conditions to finally shake (for doesn ' t a groom always shake . ) at the sound of ap- proaching wedding bells. Rumor has it that " our uncle " had set aside a number of the taxpayers dollars to provide a super academy for our training. Curiosity got the best of us, taking one of the cherished liberty afternoons, we trudged up the long hill from town to the site which this monument to education now graces. Sure enough, there it was! A group of modern brick buildings which had not as yet echoed the call of " One Swab, " and which still smelled of fresh paint and plaster. It was encouraging at least and it eased the minds of those who had promiseil to write back glowing descriptions of their new home. We were not destined to enjoy these new buildings without some effort on our part. Furniture to be moved; crates to be opened; gear and equipment of every description to be transported from the old to the new. Trucks did the easy part, but when it came to moving gear up and down ladders (we called them stairs at the time) we were right there. Even the gullies and ridges of future lawns were set upon with hoes and rakes powered by the class of ' 36. All at once it was discovered that we had been living in a paradise, a veritable dream world. Overnight our living routine was drastically changed. No longer could we saunter in the halls; nor could we " shoot I FOR 1936 nJini; u.s rather consistently to the the breeze " while we shaved, or sing in the showers. We ceased to be " the " Coast Guard cadets and became merely the dow n- trodden fourth class of the corps. Explana- tion — the summer cruise had ended and those unmentionable words " upper class- men " had taken on real significance. Thus we began our careers as kaydets. " How many days? " . . . " Ninety-five " . . . " Ninety-five what? " . . . " Ninety-five days to go " . . . " WHAT? " . . . " Ninety- five days to go . . . er . . . SIR " . . . " Stoop falls. " " Experience is the best teacher but she keeps a hard school. " The class of 1936 attended that school en mass, stayed after classes for special work, attended night school, and even took a correspondence course from the old dame. We were slow pupils it seems for she gave us " extra- special " attention for a whole year and has been h present. Christmas leave was a glorious recess. It was the first and probably has left an impression deeper than any other one. Leave in general, and that one in particular, is a sacred subject and any attempt to describe the joys F 1 produced would fall far short. This is one place j ' where imagination cannot equal reality. J f H " inevitable end arrived and once again the ■ ' ' ■ ' stern brick buildings loomed before us. Mid-years IP " thinned the ranks somewhat as have all examinations that have followed. We who survived took up a notch in our belts and continued on. Winter had come and Spring was not far behind. We had rough going through finals, were a bit bewildered by gradu- ation week but emerged on the deck of a rolling cut- ter, with one lap behind us, a brilliant gold stripe on our sleeve, a practice cruise ahead of us, and a deck scrubber in our hands. The cutters pushed on. We knew not why or how but that was the reason we were aboard. We stood watches; we polished brass; we read gauges; we griped. Glamorous foreign ports; some not so glamorous; dirty smelly slums side by side with marvelous cathedrals. Portugal, England, Denmark, of ibe Boys Germany, France, then home, and leave. I H TIDE RIPS !» «, i.f ..A ' IffV Going Somewhere A return to the scene of our crimes was inevitable. " Civies " were regretfully put in moth balls. Double breasted, brass buttoned, blue serge suits were donned and we strag- gled back. Would this recently acquired thin stripe on our arm give us a new lease on life? The bewildered expressions of the new swab class proved we had risen somewhat. The sterns looks of strange officers and of a new enthusiastic first class made us doubt it. Unsolvable problems were solved; hopeless situations were straightened out; irresistible ' •i i jiir. FOR 1936 The BkII Won This Time time moved on. For brief intervals we caught our stride and swung along easily, but always there came a slip. We stumbled; we fell behind; we reached out in despair and classmates gave us a lift. The gold stripe became dull and worn so we passed some more exams and turned it in for two new ones. Again the task of manicuring a Coast Guard cutter was put before us. Previous expe- rience proved valuable. We knew the best hide-outs on the ships, the easiest pieces of brass to shine, and the softest jobs in a pulling boat. Our cash port allowances were changed to francs and lira. We left our mirks (is well is our moncN ) m AfriLi Europe ?. f ;-: TIDE RIPS GooiJ old Gardine and Asia; in Algiers, Athens, Stamboul, Rome and Gib. We found the second class year to be very much the same as the previous one. Either we had been especially ratey as third classmen (we have always been told that) or we were unneces- sarily suppressed the next year (we have always felt that). We had our fun at times but we paid and paid and paid; paid like hell. " Put most of these men on report. Make it ten, no, better make it fifty demerits. " " Put ' A ' section of the second class on the pap. " Just when we should be getting out from under a bit, an avalanche would come down on top of us. But still we had our fun. Athletically speaking we had a great success. The previous year a handsome plaque had been given as a perpetual trophy to be presented to the class winning the year ' s series of interclass sports. " Class of 1936 " was already inscribed as the first on the list of winners. Interest in this trophy rose greatly and enthusiasm ran high. Especially in our class, for we romped through the series to emerge with a commanding lead and to once again have " Class of 1936 " chiseled into the plaque. It had been a year since the miniature rings had been purchased. A glance at the left hands of the class showed only a very few bands of gold. Of that vast number who couldn ' t produce a ring with less than ten days ' notice (in some cases ten years would not be enough) it seems probable that at most, only one or two hocked theirs. There seemed to be only one solution — buy more rings, This time we took no chances. We strove to protect our weak willed classmates by getting great massive affairs that could have no appeal to women. This system seems to be far the most satisfactory and we recom- mend it to the underclasses. First class, first class — for three years we had been hounded by a first class. Here at last we reached a turning point. We eliminated this source of discomfort by be- commg the first class ourselves. There is a world of difference between diagonal stripes and one horizontal stripe. Once again the outlook seemed rosy. We had dreamed about our first class year, had made plans, formu- htcd policies. Possibly we were a little over- confident The year before it had been said that c thought we knew how to run the ' If place a.i FOR 1936 (la-- " A cruise to South America started us off. A complete account of this trip is included in an- other section of this book so tlie period will be skipped over here. At this writing the first class year is drawing to a close. A far truer record could be made of this period about a year from this date. Time gives to us a perspective which permits the whole of a thing to be viewed with its compo- nent parts in their proper relation and propor- tion. Unless you wish a supplement to this issue of Tide Rips such a plan cannot be followed. ' ■ Should the writer have just gotten twenty spots " Mush " and " Toots " or just flunked a radio quiz the story would sound rather sad. On the other hand circumstances might be such as to produce a description of life as a first classman which would seem to surpass that which might be expected in Utopia. There are the two extremes. Talk to us sometimes and one would think the academy was hell itself, at other times a veritable country club. The year has had its ups and downs, its joys and disappointments. We have tried to see the reasons behind dictated policies and orders, and when that has been impossible we have done our best to obey them and keep our thoughts to ourselves. The four years ' association with our classmates has given us a circle of friends whom we know will be there, standing by when and if they are ever needed. They are sure to be there when the going gets too rough. Some may become heroes, others may end upon the gallows. Life may become more simple or more complicated. One thing is certain: it will never be the same again. For years to come on quiet evenings in the wardrooms of Coast Guard ships the class of ' 36 will be hashed over by its members and the final decision will probably be, " That was a damned good class we had. " TIDE RIPS Damn This Ter This Was Posed VALEDICTORY THE Class of 1936 is about to terminate its active connections with the Academy. We are the first class to spend our entire four years in the new Academy. We moved the Academy from Fort Trumbull to its present location, and so have more than the usual proprietary attitude. We have tried to start a few customs and practices which we hope will become traditions. Some of them will and others will be replaced as condi- tions change. Only Time can truly mellow such an institution as this, but if those inter- ested put a little effort in that direction they can assure a much more pleasant existence for themselves and those to follow. And so we have tried to hurry " Time " along — not succeeding, of course, but feeling better for our pains. Four years have meant more than studying, drilling and rowing, and our feelings as we leave are both of happiness and regret. We hope that the classes to come will endeavor to mak e the Academy everything they can. FOR 1936 TIDE RIPS GERALD TILLMAN APPLEGATE DINUBA, CALIFORNIA FORETOP, 2, 1 ; Basketball, 4. 3, 2. 1 ; Inter- class Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club, 3, 2, 1; Machine Gunner, 1; Glee Club, 4, 3, 1. 1 THOUGH everyone seems to think they know Jerry, no one really does until they see him work. His capacity for work is astounding. One only need ask him to do a job and then rest assured it will be done, liach and every activity managed by our representative from the Golden State lia.s functioned faultlessly under his keen attentiveness. Although he is always attempting to impress us how severe he can be, we have had a glimpse of his true character which include a red triendlincss and a spirit of generous cooperation. When things seem bl.ickcst, Jerry ' s practiced griping is so smooth that it ' s funny and the tension is already relieved. We have ne c-r found out much about his solitary escapades ashore, but we all re- member a luimber of rip-snorting good times with Jerry in the crowd. Remem- ber Hamburg? For four scismis he walked about with shin injuries from the autumn sport, but in basketball and tennis his good eye has been a valuable aid. When some- one was needed to fill in at any mtcnLiss sport, jerry would always help out. With his ability, confidence, and good liak pictcs from all of the sacred mounts of his homeland, we all feel sure that the Jap ' s success is assured. FOR 19 3 6 CHESTER ROBEY BENDER PLANT CITY, FLORIDA Boxini;, , 4, 5. 2, 1; I nterclass Sp,.rt . 4, 3, Gun Captain, 1 Hiimo Kd.t, r. Tide Rips, l; Fit V Club, L CHET is the first Floridian to graduate from C GA. He is also our m)stcry man. There is little known by his classmates or others how much (or little) he studies, w h.it he believes, or what he does on liberty. Howe er, a chosen few have penetrated his dignity and have found that his languid appear- ance is a mere LO er for an infinite capacity for work. Once freed from the cares of Study, " that Bender humor " comes to the fore, and makes the room sparkle with good nature. Whatever anyone thinks of diet on lirst acquaintance is all wrong, one may be sure. He ' s a master at fooling people, and it requires not only perspicuity, but time as well, to get to know " the old master. " His activities ashore while not numerous have been particularly successful (devas- tating), but to appreciate his full ability, one must see him at work in his native southland. In studies he t.ikes great pleasure in calling them l(l e. but any time that he needed that extra point or two he always got it. His boyhood days spent in the mountains of West Virginia must have given him good practice in sur- mounting difficulties for never yet has he failed. Impassive, dignified, serious, confident, successful, yet all the while humorous — that ' s our man from the south. TIDE RIPS RAY WILLIAM BLOUIN WHITINSVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS Fdiitball. 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball, 2, 1; Basketball, 4, 3 ; Miinogram Club, 4, 3, 2 1 ; Vice-Pres- ident, 1; Fifty Club, 4. « M. PBRHAPS some think of Ray as a philanderer. We admit that be has fallen in love in every port with innumerable town and colletje girls, but the fact remains as an eternal credit to him that he has always fallen out again. After all, " all the world loves a lover, " and this certainly holds true for Monsieur Blouin. Game for anything, fun for all, Ray is the sine qua non for a " pahty. " Witii his flashy smile, twinkling eyes, and smooth line, he puts everyone in the spirit of Rubaiyat. Ray is easy-going. He absolutely cannot be hurried. Yet he finds time for everythint; -unless it ' s his studies. Meticulously neat and a consistent church- goer, he IS ,1 model of propriety and, paradoxical though it may seem, a par,igon of virtue. Although R.iy IS not a savoir (however Savern did its best), he is a stand- out in athletics. Plenty of speed aad a knack for playing " heady " football, he has chalked up a record the other boys will be shooting at for quite a while. Every inch a regular fellow, we ' re going to miss Ray too much. We ' ll con- sole ourselves with the fact that maybe we will be shipmates some day. Until then, good luck, and swell dates, " Twitchell. " 64 FOR 19 3 6 mi i. GEORGE R. BOYCE, JR NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY Class President, 1 ; Vice PreMde Commander, 1 ; Gun Capt.iin. 1 ; Swimming, 4, 3, 2, I; Fifty Club, 2; Monogram Club, WITH his chair tilted back at a el.ingerous anL;le and with his beloved and taitlit ' ul pipe dam ped caressingly between his teeth, the sage and philosopher of ' o sits, ready to expound upon the beauty of the rig ami lines of that majestic hark lying out there in the Thames, or to plan a two years ' cruise ' round the world in a trim thirty-five-footer. Although one of the -.altiest of salts, his rare taste and good judgment cannot be said to he eonfined to the sea and its lore. Motliers humbly ask his expert opinion on the merits of their best apple pie; friends ask him whether he thinks it best to buy long red roadsters or black sed.ms, and certainly no class project would be undertaken without his stamp of approval. And as to the selection of charming drags — Ah ! Depend upon " Gawgc " to pick a knockout. Calm, cool and collected, " Bub " always has everything under perfect con- trol. With unusual originality and foresight, he has a ready solution for any situation. Bub ' s many interests, his high academic standing, and his responsibilities as official pater to his classmates have not dimmed his love for the simple things in life that makes this practical idealist the popular man he is wherever he goes. TIDE RIPS CHRISTIAN REWOLDTCOUSER KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Football, 4, 3, 2, 1; Rifle, 2, 1; Captain, 1 ; Class President, 4; Circulation Manager, Tide Rips, 1 , Monogram Club, 2, 1 ; Rifle Expert, § HERE is one member of the first class who always tries to conceal his " lii ht " — except when he springs one of his putrid puns nn anyone who will listen (by now, we have all learned not to). In the arJiivcs of the rifle team will be found the embarrassing score of 12 at off hand. This was made by C hris. When questioned concerning this, he dropped his head, blushed, and said nothing. He went to work, and in a few weeks he was shooting high man. This is indicative of Chris ' s whole nature. It is hereby predated that he will be one of those big silent men for which the Coast Guard is famous. The lighter side of this man has been almost completely suppressed. How- ever, he loosens up ever so often, and joins the frivolous folks- .is a matter of fact, he gets downright kittenish sometimes. Chris deser es .i lot of credit. Every year he gives his all in interelass sports. He holds a class B radio operators ' lieense, and was never " treed " by Terman. He is the only cadet to teicixe the degree A-Ch. U. S. C G. Yes, we ' ll agree that he performed very nobly as assistant chaplain during the year 1933-19. 4. During the bedlam of our swab year, Chris, as class president, did a neat job in keeping us on the right track when anything could happen. " Remember that time in Paris. . . . " 66 FOR 19 3 6 WILLIAM BROMFIELD ELLIS GLENBROOK, CONNECTICUT iter, Tide Rips, 1; Running Light, 4, 3, 2; itor, 2 ; Class Secretary, 2 ; Company Com- ,nder, 1 ; Rifle, 2, 1 ; Interclass Sports, 4, 3, 1; Football Manager, 1; First Class Gun HAVING shared four very busy year of Cadct-iife with Bill, we find no justilication for his being called " The Mad Monk! " The name m,iy h.ive followed him here, or it may have been given him by that little Russian refLii, ' ee in Constantinople . . . we ' re not certain. Perhaps we ' ve never seen his face registering the same emotion that must have called forth the wild appel- lation . . .! We ' ve known him only for the quiet, unassuming individual who could always be depended upon . . . whether for the successful completion of a project like Tide Rips, or for something like the " loan of a coupl ' a bucks, ' til payday. ' " From the moment during our Swab year when he carefully oiled troubled waters by replying to two definitely partisan groups of first classmen (Yankees and Rebels) that he ' d been — " bawn in Gawgia, Sub. but reared in Connecticut, 5 ; ' " — we knew him capable of handling any situation. . . . Having .seen him in .ution as Squadron Guide, under heavy hre in the Battle of the Frascati, in Rome, we feel our confidence well placed. With his natural ability and with the fine traits of character that have won for him the respect ot every man in the Corps, we know he ' ll go far in the Service. Salud, Bill I TIDE RIPS THOMAS FLETCHER EPLEY CALHOUN, KENTUCKY Associate Editur. Tide Interclass Spo) Platoon Leader, Boxing, 4, Glee Club, 4; Monogram Club, I; Pistol Expert, 1; Fifty Club, 3, 2. BEHIND that hoyi.sh, " devil-may-care " look resides a real Kentucky Colonel, Tommy Epley. From the Western Kentucky IV.ulicrs ' College he came and he ' s going right back down South. The Blue Grass lalK and Tom answers. " Fletcher " is always in the middle of everything. Not a savoir, for he I luaises no: to be; always in on a bull session; consistently on the grade, but still (ind.iig time to drag; continually breaking out with some thoice bit of humor; a favorite with the fair sex, boasting no love, but finding it hard to leave each port; a liieraii of the Tide Rips staff; and an all around " swell guy. " This Southern gentleman is truly a remarkable man. Three years of boxing have kept him busy, but he h.as found time to sup- port the class in intramural competition — basketball, swimming, soccer, cross country — he ' s oik of the reasons the Class of ' . 6 is on tlic top. We ' re going to miss Tominy ' s arguments as to why he shouldn ' t pay Blouin that quarter for the taxi back in Le Havre, and hearing him tell about the roller skating party with-;the " ( hitf. " In fact we ' re going to miss Tom in many, many ways. FOR 19 3 6 CLIFFORD SYLVESTER GERDE Scholarship St IT would take more than one page to do iiistice to tl l man. His accomplisli- ments are too many to enumerate, his personality too varied to attempt a description; well, well uet the peaks anyway. Cliff " is prolxibh ' the most changed man in the class. He hitch-hiked in from Minnesota; an earnest, hard-working, puritanical, confirmed mysogynist. Four years at the Academy have practically made him over. He still works, and hard too, when something interests him, but otherwise he toinpietely changed. Cieid " is a true savoir. Math is his strong point and he revels in seemingly impossible problems. He thinks with mathematical precision; the onK ditiuiilty being that he sometimes carries it too far and approaches radicalism Reu.irdless of what anyone may say, if " Gerd " thinks he ' s right, nothing Jumges his ideas. As a second classman he sort of assumed command of the loretop and most of its development is due to his efforts. No matter wh.it is brought up, count on Gerde to be on his feet offering a solution to the problem. Liberty without a date doesn ' t mean a thing to him. He likes all the girls and though he insists (to the extent of a fifty-dollar bet) that he ' ll remain a celibate, we won ' t be surprised when some damsel ensnares him. TIDE RIPS DOUGLAS BRUCE HENDERSON SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Battalion Commander, 1; President A. A., 1 ; Monogram Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Swimming, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Captain, 1 ; Interclass Sports, 3, 2, 1 ; " E " Gun, 3, 1. JUST a product of the rugged Northwest. Bruce c.ime quiet and unassumingly to show us how to become a successful cadet at the Coast Guard Academy. He boasts of Scotch ancestry, and takes with a smile the hackneyed remarks people are prone to make about the race. We should ha e caught up with him when we found him saving the cardboards out of lll ;.hirts to use for scrap paper. Despite previous knowledge of military tactics gainetl as a second lieutenant in the Organized Reserves of the Army, he didn ' t brag abotit it. Not until he won the .iward for proficiency in handling a rifle at the end of his " swab " year did we realize he " gets this military stuff. " With this in mind, and along with the fact his voice can be heard for three city blocks during rush hour, the chiss of ' 36 un.inimously elected Hendy for battalion commander. Swimming was Butch ' s choice in the line of athletics, and in his thorough manner he mastered the art to such an extent that seldom were the meets in which he failed to win a cot le of lirst places. Bruce was captain of the swim- ming team, and also in his spare time he discharged his duties as President of the Athletic Association. In spite of many unsuccessful attempts by the young ladies of New London to capture his heart, his defense was finally shattered as he lay in a weakened condition in the sick bay, recovering from an operation. Now as with everything else he takes his " one and only " in a .serious and whole-hearted manner. 70 FOR 19 3 6 ARTHUR WILBUR JOHNSEN NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT Football, -i, 3, 2. 1; Captain, 1; Monograr Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Gun Captain, 1 ; " E " Gun, 1 Fifty Club, 2 ; FoRETOP, 3 ; Tide Rips, 4 ; Intei class Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1. HERE we have none other than the " Mightie Swede, " the great John-sohn — pride of New London ; envied by the high school lads, and loved by the lassies. What a man! . . . " Skid " came m from Bulkley High School with a reputation of being one of that institutions most outstanding graduates. It sounded too good to us, though, and we iigured we ' d wait and see. It wasn ' t long before we agreed that things we heard were all right. For four years we have watched him on the foot- ball field and finally seen him rewarded by being chosen .is center on the All Connecticut Collegiate team. We have seen him accomplish things of wonder in foreign ports where absolute recklessness reigns suprerne. On the dance floor his intricate maneuvers cause even the most adept to cringe. Acadmically, Swede called them close, but in his usual blustering, swaggering manner he came through unscathed. Again, what a man! We can ' t help but expect big things from Skid, and even though we do jokingly chide that his tugboat seamanship will get him into trouble, most of us wish we knew as much. We all enjoy being with him not only for what he has done but because when Johnsen is along " everything is O. K. " TIDE RIPS ROBERT JAMES LAFFERTY PORT WASHINGTON, LONG ISLAND F.Hitball, 4. 3, 2, 1, Class Secretary, 1; Fifty Club, 1 ; Monogram Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Interclass Spiirts, 4, 3, 2, 1; " E " Gun, 1; Rifle Expert, 4; Sports Editor, Tide Rips, 1. SERIOUS minded? Well, at times, but iK cr to the extent that he isn ' t vsiilint; to take a fling at a long chance, even to the extent of a blind date. Not that this dashing cavalier is ever forced to such taUKs, hut merely mie phase of his carefree, happy-go-lucky existence. When exeryuiie is nursing a new-horn gripe, ready to turn in a resignation, or plan a strategK coup d ' etat. Bob will turn the thing inside out, come forth with some siaieiiimt ridiciding the whole affair and set us thinking aright. A Hue sportsman is this man from Long Island. ' it an armchair enthu- siast who hy listening to the radio and reading the p.ipers knows the ii.unes of every pl.i ' er in the big leagues, but a hard-hittin ; fullback, a ste.i.K racing- yacht helmsman, an athlete who gets his sport first hand. Termed In the local press a " raw-boned line crimcher " (he borders on being chubin ) . Jack Arm- strong, the all-Ameriean boy with the all-Ainerican face " li.is h.ul a ilominant part in four years of A...ulemy athletics. Women have a fascination for Bob, yet no single one has held his attention for more than a few months. He has a certain style which when it manifests itself in civies, we predict, will make him the real man-about-town. FOR 19 3 6 JOHN W. MaclNTOSH, JR. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON Football, 4; Swimming. -I, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club, 4, 3; " £■■ Gun, 1; Interclass Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1 . Monogram Club, 4, 3, 2, 1. IF the task were to write in proportion to the amount Mac talks the job would be done already. T.iciturn thou yh he is, when he does speak it be- hooves each and every one to sit up and take notice, because you can stake every- thing that what he says is lOO f correct. Though slow to get started, Mac came in strong on the home stretch to win a wealth in senority; and this he did with the greatest of ease. He had his stumbling blocks, however. Never shall we forget his consistent reply of " ugh " to every question from " Pariez-vous Fran- cais? " to " Comment allez vous? " And English! Mac spent more time on a one page theme than most of us did on a steam experiment. But harken unto this: as a juggler of figures, Math formulas and principles, he ' s a dead shot. When the rest of us are snowed under with Einstienic calculations, Mac is in his element. He seldom uses a slipstick. Why? This boy just figures it out in his head. A " Natural " in Seamanship, he is well suited for the service. Coupled with his painstaking and conscientious nature, there is a friendship and gener- osity that can ' t be beat. Wake up, Mac, while we wish you good luck and bon voyage. TIDE RIPS JOSEPH PAUL MARTIN JESSUP, PENNSYLVANIA Photography Editor, Tide Rips, 1 ; Cross Coun- try, 2, 1; Manager, 1; Boxing, 4, 3; Interclass Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1. LADIES and gentlemen, we now take great pleasure in presenting none other than Joseph Paul Masiewicz, ali.is Martin. Originally a miner, he has t.iken up nursing as a side line and seems well on the way to a fair success. Joe lias a serious turn of mind — always thinking up new ways of slashing. Although an economist at heart, he spent forty bucks tor an mstrument to aid in his gory work. As a swab, Joe kept in the background, preferring that his talents remain unexploited by the nasty upperclassmen. His one hobby then was snapping shots of his classmates in compromising poses. Physics kept him out of the limelight for a whole year — but as a second classman he began to show sparks of life. Not only did he express more interest in photography, but he found time to join that great C. G, Institution, the Rho Delta Rho fraternit)-, and did yeoman work pulling a cut-down telephone pole to help his class win the interclass race. Joe was right in his glory on the cruLses. He was " had " for the first few days (even as the rest of us), but quickly emerged from retirement in order to take snaps right and left of less fortunate people. If only his album were published! Even the Batt.-Cmdr. would blush! When rooming with Pet, he devised a racket which kept them both rolling in wealth. Something to do with football we hear. He will undoubtedly become an engineer, well smeared with grease, and gain renown as an author on engineering subjects, if past perform- ances mean anything. Don ' t forget to erl the barrins and — happy landfalls, Joe. 74 H FOR 19 3 6 JAMES S. MUZZY SAUGUS, MASSACHUSETTS Football, 4, 3 : Baseba ll, 2, 1 ; Rifle. 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; " E " Gun, 1 ; Ring Dance Committee, 2; Fifty Club, 3, 2. MEET the " Sage of S.iugus, " one of M.issachusctts ' favorite sons. Althougli disdainful of seniority, Jim convinced us that he is a savoir by being able to derive as mucii pleasure from living as he does — and yet be among those present. As a practical joker he has no peer. His preeminence has never been questioned since swab summer when he impersonated an upperclassman behind closed doors and made two newly acquired classmates march up and down the corridor for two hours. His inexhaustible supply ot geniality, infec- tious laughter, and pomted comments make Schoolcratt an asset to any bull session. On the other hand Jim has his serious moments. He has been known to make verses when inspired by the Muse. The dulcet melodies he has coaxed from a trumpet have made our dances more tolerable. His versatility as an athlete has been demonstrated by his feats in the ring and on the diamond. He is a one man hockey team and one of the big shots on the rifle team. It was none other than our hero who led the class cross country team to victory. Ah, yes, and we might add that those curly locks have an affinity for femi- nine fingers. But, alas, the path of conquest leads but to the altar. TIDE RIPS GUY LEON OTTINGER JAMESTOWN, NORTH DAKOTA ' attalion Adjutant, 1 ; Master at Arms, 1 ; Rifle, i, 3. 2, 1; Monogram Club, 4, 3, 2, 1; Inter- class Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; " E " Gun, 1. ' Old ' " OU ' RE coming in great J_ who this is. " Doc " Ottinger, senior man, Battah QSA 5, Rs) ' No question about Adjutant, and the confirmed radio amateur. We ' d be able to list more accomplishments if he ' d let his " 20 meter phone " alone for a while and try somcthmi; else. He ' d be the top no matter what he tried. Until this year he seemed to study very little, but since he has been living with " Butch " the books receive a little more attention. During study hour there is a constant stream of the boys getting the dope from Doc. " Ask him any- thing and he comes back with the answer spoken so rapidly that it is a source of great surprise that the short words don ' t tumble out ahead of the longer ones. Several years ago " Doc " went out for football, but his years weighed upon him and now he gets his exercise by winding his finger around the trigger of a rifle. Give him a pipe, a rocking chair, a book, and a pair of slippers and he ' s at peace with the world. We expect that this Ottinger fellow will realize large profits from his hobby in the future. Radio will claim his attention then just as it has for many years and in the service this subject is all important. " What — Ottinger isn ' t in tlie one o ' clock liberty party? " l! FOR 19 3 6 GEORGE W. PLAYDON READING, MASSACHUSETTS Football, 4, 3; Glee Club, 4, 3; Interclav Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1. " T TI, men. " This familiar greeting so well known to us could apply to J|_ J_none other than playboy Playdon liimself. His Hahvad accent coupled With his numerous other eccentricities will never be forgotten by any of us. His wide travels as a second mate aboard a tramp steamer and his training on the Schoolship " Nantucket " gave him a substantial background on which to build his chosen career. However, the experience he acquired during his numer- ous voyages does not pertain entirely to seamanship, as many a fair lady will confess. Gawdge, aside from his frivolous moments, showed that lie possessed the industrial and puritanical habits of his New England forebears. Not a savoir, perhaps, but iiis ability for putting on the pressure when it was needed enabled him to steer a steady course for the four short years he has been with us. Playboy has various and sundry means of diversion, but when he ' s in the savage mood he prefers that red-blooded game of hockey, and when in a mellow- mood golf takes his fancy. George is our funny man. Ever since our swab play he has always stood by as the chief funmaker. But this is balanced with just the right amount of serious- ness which makes him darn good company and an ideal shipmate. TIDE RIPS GEORGE RICHARD REYNOLDS SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Coxinu, J, 3, 2, 1; Interclass Sports, 2, 1; M inogram Club, 3, 2, 1; " E " Gun, 1. iS WHEN lirst he slid into the Hfe of the Academy on that eventful August day back in thirty-two, Dick was one of the quiet pools in the turbulent stream of our existence. In the beginning, quiet, unassuming and shy, he is still quiet and unassuming, but after four years of contact with the world at large, and that little world in itself, the Academy, the original shyness has been meta- morphosed into unobtrusive confidence. Drawing flies high in Richard ' s affections and this bend combined with a love for colored pencils has caused liberal use of a check rein to retain the affections of his hyper-critical classmates. Gifted with a high sense of honor, Dick is distinguished by a slavish loyalty to his conscience and convictions and loses most of his reticence when it comes to matters of right and wrong, not hesitating to voice his opinions. Being a peaceful sort of chap, it is difficult to reconcile Dick ' s nature with his success as a boxer. Starting from a scratch, he went at boxing in the same thorough manner which is so characteristic of him. He soon developed into a skillful boxer whose southpaw style has baffled opponents and maintained his cherubic countenance in natural shape (all but the nose) . Capable, conscientious and loyal, the future can hold nothing but success for Dick. FOR 19 3 6 JULIUS EDWARD RICHEY EUGENE, OREGON Boxing, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Captain, I ; Platoon Leader, 1; President, Monogram Club, 1; Cross Coun try, 2, 1; Master at Arms, 3; " E " Gun, 1, Monogram Culb, 3, 2, 1. THEY say that when Ed Richey first arrived at the Academy he was wearing a stag shirt, caulked boots, and had a double bitted axe over his shoulder. This is not altogether correct. However, it is true that he was nurtured in an Oregon lumber town where he cut his teeth on a buck saw, and played jack- straws on the edger table. No, Egbert is not related to Paul Bunyan. Naturally college boxing turned out to be sissy stuff for him, and as " gun- cotton " Richey, darlmg of New London ' s sports fans, and principal exponent of the one round knockout, Ed will be long remembered in the annals of Academy athletics. A brute in the ring, but out of it Ed is the mildest mannered and the least belligerent amongst us. He never swears, he doesn ' t smoke, and he ' s got ideals no end. Gosh, he ' s almost a gentleman. We ' ll remember Ed for his practical ideas, his capacity for hard work, and his willingness to cooperate, all of which have made him a mighty handy man to have around when a boat boom had to be rigged or an accommodation ladder stowed. Even more we will remember him for his generous, friendly nature and his never failing loyalty that have made him a beloved classmate and that rarest of all rarities, a popular platoon leader. 79 TIDE RIPS FRED JACOB SCHEIBER CEDAR GROVE, NEW JERSEY F H.tball, Club, 2; i, 2. 1; Boxing, 4, 3, 2; Fifty Gun, 1 ; Monogram Club, 4, 3, iterclass Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1. " RED — most regulation man of ' 36. Gaze at the above portrait of our red- haired, blue-eyed subject and visualize the rest of him, his well-brushed uniform decked over his brawny frame, each button shined to saturation, shoes unflecked by dust, the much-coveted Good Conduct sword suspended from his belt. Here you have the answer to a Skipper ' s prayer. Wildfire came to us from the Navy — ex-grease monkey on the Great Lakes and later at Pensacola. He is our one and only real authority on airplanes and motors. With his advent into the Coast Guard, he has forsaken Navy traditions including the one about " every port, " for very soon he found that New London was the " one and only " port for him. Usually taciturn, he loves a good bull-session, and once involved in one of these talk-fests, will argue long and earnestly on the other side of the question. Only at such times are we allowed a glimpse (or sound) of the rcvolvings of the little wheels which have kept him within the first ten of our intelligentsia. On the football field his massive shoulders have made good many a thrilling tackle and earned him his Varsity letters. Loyal to the ' nth degree, honest, straight-forward, and iiiililavy. Red will be an asset to any wardroom and a good shipmate. FOR 19 3 6 BENJ. B. SCHERESCHEWSKY BELMONT, MASSACHUSETTS Football, 4, 3, 2, 1; Boxing, 3; Monogram Club, 4. 3, 2, 1; " E " Gun, 1; Ring Dance Committee, 2; Fifty Club, 1. ' WE see above, the head and shoulders of 200 short pounds of jovialty, scathing eloquence, and diversified abilities. Sherry for four years has been the Academy ' s star tackle. He ' s an able fencer, a boxer of a sort, .ind a true student in some sense of the word. His classroom prowess is nothing short of remarkable Mtli the most exacting differentiation between entropy and enthalpy; an intrepid imderstanding of navigation; ( " strictly speaking " ) and a genius for designing M. G. Fuel pumps. (Meat Grinder.) His revealing dis- courses on any general subject from dieting to love are fascmating. Something more than Academy spirit and increasing need for study have mellowed the philosophy of Sherry. Something has drawn him away from the college. Rumor hath it that she ' s about so tall, brunette, and very charming. And let us not forget the quality and poise of his terpsichorean abilities. His famous " dipping lug " is a unique elusive style that has warmed the hearts of scores of the fairer sex — yea, verily, millions of them. Four years of Academy life have changed our Sherry from a rollicking, reckless, rampant swab to a capable, cultured, confabu- latory gentleman. But seriously now, we ' re sure you are all the Academy has expected of you, Sherry, and for us it has been a rare pleasure. TIDE RIPS RICHARD ROBERT SMITH NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT Football, 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball, 2, 1; Interdass Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1; Fifty Club, 2; Class Vice- President, 1; Monogram Club, 4, 3, 2, 1. v I fr)OOTS " is a little fellow, but what he lacks in stature, he makes up for in |j good humor and cheerfulness, coupled with an amusing nautical roll in his walk. To most of us, conversation is just another means of passing the time, but when " Railroad " is involved in a bull session it becomes replete with wit, repartee and a trace of irony. How often have we thought, while listening to his quips, " I wish that I had said that. " This quality of letting fly with a bon mot has endeared him to various girls from Seattle to New London, and in Monte, too. Only once, when Boots found three girls waiting on the dock, was he stopped. Since the memorable occasion he is confining his endeavors in only one direction — it is strongly rumored that he has succeeded. Baseball, past, present and future, is Boots ' hobby, but sports in general interest him as evidenced by his success in varsity football and swimming, and in the " intra murder " activities. To give in writing even a small indication of our respect and affection for Smythe is impossible. We can only look forward with expectation to the time when we ' ll be shipmates again. Till that time, " Hasta luego, " and may we wish every good thing for you. 82 FOR 19 3 6 FREDERICK JOHN STATTS HUNTINGBURG, INDIANA 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Captain, 1 ; Fifty Club, Gun, 1; Monogram Club, 3, 2, 1; Interclass Sports, 2, 1. NOW we have Freddy from out Indianny way, dad blame. Rustic in nature this Hoosier backwoodsman is every centimeter a he-man. " Swatzer " im- pressed us the first time we saw him and still does. In our little " get-togethers " his slow wit and ready smile add greatly to merriment. As an athlete " Fritzie " ranks with the best. Be it varsity or mterclass, he is invaluable. Basketball claims most of his attention along this hne. His first year achievements were dimmed by an ankle injury, but since then we ' ve seen a cagey guard with polo pony control and a brilliant captain in Fred. Although going to sea was a novelty with " Frapping Line, " he showed the rest of us how to get this Seamanship stuff. Freddy is not distinguished as a social lion, yet he has attracted several lionesses to his following. After every leave, he brings back fantastic tales of his deeds, but once he was caught in the web of his own fabrication and now he answers to the name of " Nero. " His supply of energy is without limit, and with his ability to keep plugging, we ' ll be sure of him no matter what comes in his way. We ' re sorry you ' re leaving us, Freddy, but we know the regrets are all ours. TIDE RIPS JAMES POMEROY STOW, III. ARNOLD, PENNSYLVANIA Bcixing, 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Country, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Captain, 1 ; Glee Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 : Fifty Club, 2; Ring Dance Committee, 3, 2; " E " Gun, 1; Monogram Club, 3, 2, 1. AFTER a year at Carnegie Tech, jimmy decided he ' d like to go to sea. By doing so, he gave up his then chosen profession, but he ' s still " a true engineer at heart. " That this Pennsylvanian Cyrano is a leader in everythmg he undertakes has manifested itself in athletics, academics, and other phases of cadet life. Gifted with stamina to keep plugging over the long cross country course, and agility and a preponderance of intestinal fortitude in the rint; Jimmy is an exemplary athlete. Naturally savant, he has excelled in his studies without much effort. His leisure hours have been spent in perfecting the body-beautiful (all but the part you see) and playing his tuneless " ocarina. " Pomeroy used to walk out to Crescent Beach on Saturdays, ostensibly to commune with Nature, but .sometimes we wonder and then again we don ' t know. We did hear that he had trouble with his mini.Uure though. It ' ll turn up some day . . . probably right under his nose. Perhaps Jim ' s greatest asset is his knack for making and keeping friends. His optimism, his quaint witticisms, and his splendid disposition have pulled us out of the mire of that " what ' s-the-use " feeling many times. Let ' s set ' em up in the other alley. Chief. . . . FOR 9 3 6 CLYDE HAROLD TEAGUE JR EL PASO, TEXAS Business Manager, Tior Rii ' s. I : FnothiU Basketball Manager, 1; H.isch.ill, :. 1 I class Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1; Kinmni. Lk.ht 4 Fifty Club, 2; IndiviJual Drill C.nmptti Cup, 3. THIS one is easy to write, and then at;,iin it is hard. " Toots " has been in so many things that it is difficult to know what to put in a biography. He came from a little tow n on the Rio Grande called EI Paso. The outpost of civi- lization, you say, and wc agree. By borrowing a neighbor ' s oxen they got him to the depot and finally he arrived in New London. Teaguey seemed to fit in right from the beginning. Everybody likes him and respects him. Always interested in your story, always lending a hand, and always having a ready smile — he ' s one to go see when things arc not what they should be. " Toots " has been one of the intramural mainstays of the class. He was manager of basketball, and on the swimming and baseball teams. Most im- portant of his endeavors has been perhaps keeping this book out of the red. He ' s got to pay for it, we only had to write it. Although he has been handicapped by the O. A. O. back in Texas, the " wabbit " gets around in town and at the college. He ' s pretty clever about it, and only occasionally the news gets back. On the cruise, well, that ' s a different story. Mention any port, and he ' ll match your yarn — or somebody will tell it on him. TIDE RIPS EDWARD C. THOMPSON, JR. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 3, 2, 1 ; Manager, 1 ; Interclass }, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club, 1. ' " r ' HIS is a tough one. We are biographing two people instead of one — a J|_ veritable Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde combination. X ' e must speak of Cadet Edward Carter Thompson, Jr., and in the next breath of Meatnose Thompson, tiie bucko mate. In the former we have the neat, orderly, military gentleman from Boston who ' ears garters and interprets the Academy regidations to the letter and spirit. But that other person, the mephistophelian of a cadet! He matle " Liverpool Jarge " blush and hang his head for bcmg such a sissy. No longer is he the man the swabs look up to in breathless admiration. Extremely unassuming (although he insists that his ancestors built and manned the Mayflower), Thompson as a scholar has few if any equals. Even though he came here directly from high school he stands head and shoulders (figuratively speaking) above most of his classmate who have had previous college training. Mention must be made of his pet hobby, naval architecture. Having a natural ability for designing and with several years ' experience in the modeling and construction of yachts, he ' ll probably be an important factor in the development of future cutters. Notwithstanding what we have said, when Ed reports aboard his first assignment, we know that the ship will have an officer that is capable, trustworthy, industrious and always willing to do more than his share. FOR 19 3 6 PAUL EDWIN TRIMBLE MILACA, MINNESOTA tising Manager, Tide Rips, 1 ; Football, 2, 1 ; Manager Boxing, 1 ; Basketball, 4, Fifty Club, 2 ; Monogram Club, 2, 1 ; Interclass Sports, 4, 3, 2, 1. AND here ' s Pet. In spite of his easy-i oing nature, he has a more serious disposition and is always willing to advise the rest of us who are less in the know. He ' s non-reg, yet he manages to avoid the penalties. His artfulness also extends to business matters and money-making rackets. The person who thinks that Shultz is dead never met Trimble. Exceptionally rugged and capable of thinking of his feet, Paul has been a valuable man in athletics for four years. To watch Trimble eat one might think he ' s a gourmond, but we know him to be a true gourmet. ( " What do you swabs think of the chow. " ) Strangely enough with all his manly features he seems to be shy of femi- ninity. As a defense he claims to be one of those devoted married men (in cadet sense). However, we are beginning to doubt this since we heard of his romance in the 5 and 10, and his nocturnal escapades at the college. His one fault is practical joking with his friends, but certainly with his good nature, industry and business ability he will handle any assignment very well. And, of course, Pet is going to win the " Cup. " TIDE RIPS i RUSSELL R. WAESCHE, JR. WASHINGTON, D. C. Dance Committee, 3, 2, 1 ; Platoon Leader, 1 ; Rifle Expert, 1 ; Interclass Sports, 4, 3, 2. 1 ; Monogram Club, 1 ; Cross Country, 1 ; " E " Gun, 1. RUSS is one in a million. His carefree nature has gained him the reputation of being the most non-reg in the class. Yet he won one of the coveted swords in the Cadet Battalion as a proof of his military adeptness. We never thought of him as one particularly interested in sports, still, he came out from athletic seclusion to become one of the star " harriers " in his first class year. In inter-class sports he starred every year on the basketball and tennis courts. Then, take those little get-togethers. Just mention the fate of the Coast Guard and Russ is right there with hot dope, straight from Washington. He ' s the fellow to .see, too, if you want to know when the next dance is to be. With an eye toward business as well as the aesthetic, Russ makes every dance a long remembered event. His punctilious manners along with his perfect poise made him the choice to escort the princess of Denmark, proving that whenever we want a cadet at his best, we bring forth Russ. Yet, his paradoxical nature crops out again. His gr.ice, charm and mag- netic personality just don ' t couple with his .ipparcnt fear of women. And we can ' t reconcile that innocent grin with the niischic-vous twinkle in his eyes. His extreme moral scruples further make us wonder " just what manner of man is he? " but we all agree with one accord that Russ is just " the top. " FOR 19 3 6 ROBERT WILCOX WASHINGTON, D. C. Dance Committee, 3. 2. 1; Rifle, 4. 3, 2, 1 ; Monogram Club, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Running Light Staff, 4, 3; Intercl.iss Sports. 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Rifle Expert, 4; Company Adjutant, 1. w: ' ASHINGTON " D. C. has brought forth many aspirants to fame ic; our Robert has Certain characteristics that bespeak his inchnations towanis tliese ends. He has that admirable facility for doing wliat he has to do in sulIi a manner that evokes envious sputterings from his classmates. As a swab he htted into the background of the usual boresome life of those individuals and the years passed. Lo and behold! he has ripened into a first classman, fairly reekini: with a dignity so worthy of the faxored of the fates, the Class of 1936. In spite of all of this, Bob has had a rather whirligig career. With the position of Company Adjutant, and being on the Rifle Team, and as chairman of the Dance Committee, he still managed to rind a few study hours in which to scramble over the ramparts of scholastic endeavors and to obtain a right good standing. Under the personal guidance of Terpsichore, he has, for many years, been claimed the ultimate in the art of " swinging " as done in the better ball- rooms of our Capital. Seriously, as to the type of otficer Bob will make, he has qualities that many of us wish for ourselves. Even in the midst of all the forebodings of his class- mates, he assumes the proper attitude in regard to the " God of Things as They Are. " A most useful and happy philosophy, we can assure you. 89 TIDE RIPS HAROLD LAMBERT WOOD TRENTON, NEW JERSEY 1; Boxing, 4, 3, 2, 1 ; 1 ; Fifty Club, 2 ; Interclass •■£•■ Gun, 1; First Class 1; Pistol Expert, 1. THIS, according to the press, is our grim-visaged battler. It you description of the physiognomy is rather mild, but maybe we are prejudiced since we have been associated with it for so long. Harry came to us directly from the Wood stables in Trenton. He claimed to be a three-year-old, but after observing his actions for a while we were certain that he was exaggerating. On more than one occasion, ho ve er, his nonsense has brought a bit of cheer to even the most troubled brow . To attempt to recount the achievements and antics of this young man in the last four years would require a great volume. As soon as we .saw him we knew we had something new and different. Now we are sure of it. He has been accused of everything including Bolshevism. Superfluous with ingenuity. Woody is alwaj ' s coming out with some new gadget or a clever scheme which will amply prONide him with cakes and cookies. Indeed, his self-illuminating sextant should have been patented. " L. D. " proudly placed himself at the head of the " red mikes " for quite awhile, but now, even hard-guy Harold has softened and answers to a tender voice. But we can ' t blame you. Woody, only envy, as we ' ve done before. FOR 19 3 6 SAMUEL GARDNER GUILL TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND G Light, 4, 3, 2; Dance Gimmittce, ■« ' inner Individual Drill Competition. 3; Ring Dance Committee, 2. " S lilMY " started out in ' fRe class of ' 3 , and was commission, when he picked up a " bug " of some kind. Said " hiii: on his way toward a sd the doctors to put him on the shelf for a number of months, and caused him much disappointment. This shelf cure (nothing but a goldbrick rest cure) was just what was needed, so " Sammy " came back to finish up with us. Guill was the redheaded freckled-faced playboy of ' 3 , always pulling a fast one on somebody. When tirst we saw him this year he seenu-d ditferent. Not for long, though. The old " funnyman " stuff was still there, and soon it came out. Now, he gets blamed for all those phoney phone calls and the like. It ' ll be pretty tough on him when he graduates — two classes will he |ust waiting to get even ! Magazine reading and photography have been " Sam ' s " main forms of recreation this year. He found a camera, or someone gave him one, and since then he ' s been " blur snatchin ' " every chance he gets. He has a mighty inter- esting collection, too. Whether Sinbad is a ' 35er or a ' 36er will always be a question. We won ' t try to decide it, but instead we ' ll join with these " fine fellows " of ' 35 to wish him the best of luck. FOR 1936 UNIFORMS THE desirability of having a group of pictures showing the various Cadet uniforms has been apparent to many of us for some time. On these two pages we have taken the opportunity to show some of them. There are so many combinations that it is impossible to include them all. However, these few are the ones worn most frequently. The full dress jacket is worn on all formal occasions and for evening wear. Either a topcoat or an overcoat is worn at night with the full dress uniform. Blue service is, as the name implies, the most used uniform. It is worn for duty and infomal affairs and is acceptable for semi-formal wear. White service replaces blue service in warm weather. White trousers may be worn with both service and dress jackets in the summer. Blue cap covers are used in the winter and white in the summer. The overcoat is a heavy winter coat, while the topcoat, which is weatherproof, finds much favor in the in between seasons. Grey gloves are always worn when a coat is worn. Working whites are the uniform for classes and study hour. A white hat is used with " whites. " This hat has a blue stripe to distinguish it from those worn by enlisted men. The peacoat may be used with either blue service or work whites if the occasion calls for a working detail or Cadets are remaining on the reservation. Other combinations are sometimes worn for drills, parades and special occasions, but for the most part the uniforms shown and described are used. SECOND CLASS TIDE RIPS 96 TIDE RIPS 1 C A W. F. Cass c M R J. Clark L. L Davis R. M. Dudley J. W. Emmons 9 A C B. Lambert fT. ' Harold Land I NX ' . MclNTOSH A? ' ' FOR 1936 J. W. Naab C. W. Peterson P. E. Prins VC. D. Smith T?i e.i Jl Jb 1 Q f O C. I. Steele Clement Vaughn A. F. ' W ' avne C. H. NX ' ARING M. A. ■W ' HELA M. F. VOUNG TIDE RIPS CLASS OF 1937 Victor E. Bakanas William F. Cass Ed xard p. Chester, Jr. Robert J. Clark Larry L. Davis Roger M. Dudley Corliss B. Lambert Harold Land James McIntosh Joseph W. Naab, Jr. Christian W. Peterson Paul E. Prins Walter D. Smith Chester L Steele Clement Vaughn, Jr. Clarence H. Waring, Jr. Albert F. Wayne, Jr. Mark A. Whelan Maynard F. Young CASUALTIES Robert H. Arnold James W. Bell, Jr. John J. Bewley Richard A. Bischoff Gerald W. Brooks Francis H. Burdett Daniel J. Carr Benjamin M. Chiswell, John G. Coffin Daniel F. Coughlin Carl G. Dietrich Milton F. Eisenberg John W. Emmons Earl E. Goering Harry A. Harchar Thomas G. Heath Robert V. Hulse James K. Kayser Harry G. Kilburn George E. MacGarvey Edward F. Lathrop, Jr. Henry N. Marsh John W. McMillan William R. Memler George T. Murati John W. Page Charles W. Page Luther S. Pierce Arthur H. Pritchard Sidney G. Rubinow FOR 19 3 6 P 4 jM " " i SECOND CLASS HISTORY THE coast of New England has long been noted for terrific northeast gales, which strew the shore with miles of wreckage, and hence it was not unusual that such a gale should blow along the Connecticut coast in the month of September, in the year 1933. The wind was howling madly, as if the storm god had just been slapped on for squalling during study hour. Suddenly there came a terrific thunderclap, and a flash of lightning revealed a barnacle-covered figure skillfully manipulating a battered telephone booth through the roaring surf. Came the dawn, and with it the usual accompaniment of rain and fog. With a last despairing, weary gurgle, the staunch craft stranded on that massive rocky isle, Jacob ' s Rock. The lonely passenger sat up, and shook off some of the barnacles clinging to his long beard. He raised his leonine head and looked about him, taking in with a glad eye the surrounding beauty of the sun-porch of New England, only slightly marred by the fact there was no sun. A mirthless smile swept over the features of Dingleberry von Steupfal (alias Steupfal von Dingleberry, and Von Dingfal Steuberry), as he said, " At last I Barcelona and a life of adventure and freedom in the French Foreign Legion! Sanctuary! " TIDE RIPS Hid he known the horrible hardships he was to endure, and the blood-freezing penis he was to encounter, in the course of the next few years, even the stout heart of Dinghy that beat beneath his tattered pants would have fluttered, and the maggots of madness would have gnawed at his brain. Quamt were the people he saw about him, and quainter still was the language they spoke. It seemed to resemble English faintly at times, when they attempted to answer his queries, and this confirmed his belief that he was in some God-forsaken spot. These strange people were evidently natives of the place. His thoughts were interrupted at this point by a blast from a horn. He saw a group of the chaps go loping by, and, being a sporting man, and thinking they were no doubt going to follow the hounds, he fell in with them, shouting " Yoicks! Yoicks! " inter- spersed with a few timely " Tallyho ' s! " It was only later that he discovered that he was going to the dogs, not after them. That was when everybody stopped running, lined up, and allowed a nasty man to come by them and make insulting remarks about their clothes and their condition. Before he could protest, he was all signed up (and written up — in the pap book.) The next morning Steup shook the sleep from his cerulean blue eyes to find him- self, with others like him, propelling a scow-like craft with " Armstrong " motors con- nected to telegraph poles. As they neared the opposite shore, with the Academy only a blue haze on the far horizon. Dinghy leaped nimbly ashore from the bow to help beach the craft, only to bounce for wading when he was not on the wading list and there was no street car to wade for. A few drops from the brimming bitter cup that awaited him. (Figuratively speaking, of course. Step always had a good eye for figures.) Author ' s Note; Not wishing to harrow the reader further, I pass over the mention of further scenes this year. Editor ' s Note: For further particulars, see Dante ' s Ii fenio. In his next year, he made a cruise, and saw the world through the bottom of a bucket. He came back and took up the study of F as opposed to ma (but Ma couldn ' t help him here). He worked like the devil, and made forty every month. About this time he decided to resign, but unfortunately he couldn ' t find time to sign his resignation. Once when he did find time, he didn ' t have any ink in his fountain pen. There came a day when our hero became a second classman (God help iiiml), so he got into his dungarees and went to work as day laborer in the Juice Lab. ' While the rest of the class sat around batting the well-known breeze, or strolled around connecting ammeters across the line, dropping wattmeters, or otherwise making themselves useful, Dmghy spent hours looking up through a hole in the concrete down which someone was continually sweeping cement dust or dripping chisels into his eyes. He knocked oflf long enough to take a trip up to " Waterbury, where he carefully mspected fire ihn uaiij condenser tubes for the Coa.st Guard, and got caught in the machinery three times. During this time his ration consisted of a lemon, a loaf of bread, FOR 19 3 6 and a pound of cheese a day. (Because he was commuting from New London, they gave him the well-known commuted ration.) Along with these diversions was the work connected with that beautiful old schooner yacht, the Aloysius P. Dobbin, of New London. Single-handed, and being a little pressed for time, Dinghy scrubbed the entire suit of sails and bent them on the spars — ; fire minutes! After several little mishaps (Steup went aloft to the crosstrees to put a new gold- plated block on the signal yard, and dropped it over the side, among other things) the good ship Dobbin got under way for the first time, with our hero at the wheel. Someone distracted his attention for a moment, and the staunchly built craft took away a half dozen piles from the bridge as it went through, to the visible annoyance of the Skipper, who disliked having his deck cluttered with surplus gear. Soon, however, the bowsprit was lifting rhythmically to the ground swell off Montauk Point, and volunteers were called for to go aloft to look for swordfish. Dinghy stepped to the fore (thus contracting pyorrhea). He climbed to the dizzy perch, where he remained nonchalantly, using only arms, legs, and teeth to hold on. After an hour or so, he began to feel that the once gentle ground swell was not gentle, was not swell, and had nothing to do with the solidity that he associated with the ground, and feeling rather hurt at the unjust repri- mands that he had received for reporting two boxes, a sardine can and a lighthouse as swordfish, he descended quickly to the deck, and spent a period hanging over the rail so that he could admire the fascinating picture made by the side of the vessel going through the water. Later, however, he personally harpooned ; ; ' swordfish, and after receiving the per- sonal commendation of the commanding officer, and a tin badge set with a marlin spike, he began to get ready to go ashore when the Dobbin tied up for the night. In five minutes he was ready — by this time the other boys had furled the sails, moored, and set the watch (the doggone thing was always slow or fast) — and rolled ashore to cover the fine city of Montauk. Dressed in his best black jersey and his cleanest pair of semi-clean white trousers, he strolled down to the nearest soda fountain, where he tossed off a couple of stiff shots of cola cola, making a rye face. (He always was one to kid himself along.) Suddenly he oethought himself of a phone call he had to make. Little did he guess that in a few moments his whole life was to be changed! He opened the door of the phone booth, skillfully dodging the bottles of champagne that fell out. Inside was a dazzling blonde, hopelessly ensnared in the telephone receiver wire. Not caring whether he had the wrong number or not, he stepped into the booth. . . . Then there were the never-to-be-forgotten days spent mid the clouds. Days when he, with some aid from a friendly aviator who was picking up pointers on some of Dinghy ' s more elaborate maneuvers, pierced the bright blue sky in breath-taking spins and power dives, all done in a five ton amphibian to make them harder. There was that day when they stalled high above the clouds, with the terrible risk that at any moment the plane TIDE RIPS would remember the revered law of gravity and plunge earthward. Working at 99.44% efficiency, Dinghy rigged a small sail single handedly — his other hand was engaged in knittmg himself a new sock, since his starboard sock had been used as a sea-anchor to help the Dobbin ride out a gale off Bag Harbor — and brought the mighty aircraft safely down. The end of the summer soon arrived, and Dinghy went on leave for thirty-five days, on two of which he remembers what happened — the day he left and the day he got back. There was a new crop of freshmen up at the College to impress, and he impressed them very much, as has been the way of Cadets from time immemorial. So much so that if he called a girl three weeks before one of the Academy formals and asked for a date, he was practically sure of getting it, unless she suddenly had to go out of town, or had some boy from Yale call up at eight o ' clock on the night of the dance and ask her to go some place and drink beer. Yes, Dinghy was a lady-killer in his second class year. He spent his winter in the usual mad whirl of gaiety — dances and sporting events, interspersed now and then with delightful periods spent with good books, such as Kin- nane ' s Anglo-American Law, Ferry ' s Applied Gyrodynamics, and that gem of English literature, Webster ' s Dictionary. At the present time, our hero, like an overjoyed little Newfoundland puppy, is writ- ing with anticipation of the dream-like (nightmare to you!) summer he will spend the gay spots of northern Europe. THIRD CLASS n TIDE RIPS Itt FOR 1936 « P f M E. C. Allen Treasurer R. M. MORELL Vice-President f- l l R. S. ISON President TIDE RIPS CLASS OF 1938 Edward C. Allen, Jr. WiNSLOw H. Buxton Benjamin P. Clark Arthur B. Engel Benjamin F. Engel Cornelius G. Houtsma George E. Howarth John E. Hudgens James A. Hvslop Edward B. Ing Henry P. Kniskern, Jr. Charles E. Leising, Jr. Alexander W. Donald M. Morell George T. Murati Arthur Pfeiffer John A. Pritchard, Jr. Thomas R. Sargent Benjamin D. Shoemaker, Jr. Thaddeus W. Totman Raymond A. Tuttle Robert Waldron James B. Weaver, Jr. Charles J. Weithman James W. Williams WUERKER CASUALTIES John F. Asquith Clayton C. Barclay Zachariah a. Barker John S. Baylis, Jr. Harold J. Boehm Carl A. Broman Ross P. Bullard Carl P. Cato John C Clark, Jr. John G. Coffin Robert S. Crane Julius F. Day Robert M. Fenn Charles W. Harrison, Jr. Ole J. Heggem Will-am N. Holt Charles F. Hewins Frederck H. Hobson James B. Keith, Jr. Robert S. Ison Robert H. Lamb Miner McGeorge Kenneth D. McLean John O. Montgomery Benjamin F. Moore William L. Morrison Albin R. Olson Kenneth A. Reid Everett R. Salisbury Bernard A. Schwartz Burke B. Scisson Robert P. Sparks Warner K. Thompson, Jr. George L. Voegeli Charles W. Walker Norman B. Weed Jack B. West Eugene W. Wilson Claude G. Winstead William E. Wittenberg Herbert Wolf FOR 1936 t THE SAGA OF ' 38 Come, listen, my children, and I ' ll relate The stirring saga of thirty-eight; How seventy men, all hardy and well. Could ride up to the mouth of Hell, And with never a faltering stride, on their way Win through to their second commencement day; And in their ranks nary a soul dismayed Among all the twenty-five who have stayed. TIDE RIPS ON the first day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-four, the gods had prepared a special " kill. " We came; we saw; (some of us con- quered). On that fateful day seventy potential admirals exclaimed " Cleave, " which in the vernacular means " what joy. " Poor deluded children . . . how could we have known . . . but we learned fast. Swab summer was a pleasant dream of week-end cruises on the Dobbin and the patrol boats, where each man was captain of his own ship. The year that followed was a nightmare. With " Little Caesars, " " Psuedo Napoleons, " " The Big Bad Wolf " and " Reigns of Terror " we soon came about on the right course. The days were a perfect blend of the rhythmic harmony of " up — down. " Our Hallowe ' en Party was an exhibition of originality and beauty, even though it did crush and scatter dreams of finer things. Never will we forget those triple and even quintuple dates for our first Norwich Hop. The big dramatic venture of our careers, praise be; was an aesthetic cure. " How long. ' " " Too long " filled the air in awful melody with the pre- Christmas carolers. The Time drew nigh, ah manna ! what heavenly delights. An abrupt awakening, the morning air was rent with " Christmas leave is over, Gents. " It took us a month to overcome the effects of leave and before we had time to draw a breath Mid Year Exams smote us with the force of a hurricane. Those Feb- ruary partings were touching, but time • , and circumstances forbade evidences of our bleeding hearts, and we applied our- selves with new diligence. Some tonsil work was our contribution to the Easter festivities; quantity rather than quality prevailed, but at least we were heard. With the printing of drill tickets and swinging on the Physics tree the advent of Grad week seemed to us like America must have seemed to Colum- bus The week held much for the uninitiated; more touching farewells; ominous re- exams; commencement day and the dance; and then a friendly-looking cutter at the dock. An admiring public turned out in force to inspect, praise, cheer, and caress us; it wasn ' t such a bad world after all. That was until they shanghaied us onto the cruise. ■ FOR 19 3 6 Ah! the cruise; .i grand experience for us all, fun and work for everyone, and more work than fun. We fondly recall some thirty-odd bos ' n mates who harped at us from morn till night, and then continued from dusk till dawn. More vivid are the moonlit nights on coral isles, a little drink, and SHE! We tasted romance and other things. Many a young heart amongst us experienced its first flutter, as one might say, " The birds flew in. . . . " King Neptune and his court held sway for a day and we were landlubbers no more. The laziness of Bermuda, the smells of Trinidad, the dark eyes of Rio, the cock- tails of Buenos Aires, the steaks of Montevideo, the cigars of Bahia, and the milk-shakes of the Virgin Islands are clearly etched in our memories. But ne ' er was so much joy so inadequately expressed as when with garbled English we excitedly pointed out to one another Race Rock, New London, the Academy, and the new fourth class. Twenty days of leave taught us the English language, the fickleness of woman, and the yearning for more knowledge or as much as could be expected. On our unenthusi- astic return we again sat on our Duff and laid our noses to the grindstone. Time flew and chicken- . . ., too. Now we were invited to the Hallowe ' en Party, now we were present at the Norwich Hop with single dates, now we were the audience at the Thanks- giving Play, and now we were rating " carry-on. " Christmas leave a second time was but a drop in the bucket, and by the time we had recuperated our strength the ax had lopped off the body of our beloved president, nor would a writ of " habeas corpus " stay the pro- ceedings. After that we couldn ' t even give the job away ... the jinx that pursues. . . . TIDE RIPS And so, my children, what now? We are on the highway to greater achievements. Our class once three score and ten has dwindled to a comely group. Upon one subject and only one are w e unanimous: " We are the best, and we ' ll be the best until the best comes around . . . and that will never be, amen! " Though we came with high ambitions. And our days were filled with gripes, There ' s none who can deny it We ' ve got our two gold stripes. FOURTH CLASS TIDE RIPS FOR 1936 .-. k%- ' n A. N. McDowell Preudent TIDE RIPS CLASS OF 1939 Jamf.s K. Adams John F. Asquith Robert D. Brodie IV Ross P. BULLARD Robert C. Chapin John G. Coffin Byron E. Downs Willard C. Fales Harry F. Frazer Robert Goehrjng Charles W. Harrison, Jr. Richard D. Heron Lewis B. Kendall Robert A. Laverty Harold L. Lewis Carlos E. Masters, Jr. Frederich W. Mayo John D. McCubbin A. Norman McDowell James M. McLaughlin Harry L. Morgan William L. Morrison Lynn Parker Victor Pfeiffer Franklin T. Potter Robert H. Prause, Jr. William R. Riedel Edward H. Ruffin Robert R. Russell Everett R. Salisbury Herschel E. Sanders Donald M. Schmuck James N. Schrader Charles W. Schuh Charles E. Sharp Julian J. Shingler David W. Sinclair Orvan R. Smeder Robert P. Sparks Milton E. Terry, Jr. Warner K. Thompson, Je Ralph M. West Claude G. Winstead Herbert Wolf CASUALTIES Milton A. Allen Robert H. Angus Frank L. Bailey, Jr. John S. Baylis, Jr. Arnold W. Beyeler Walter S. Boughton, Jr. Harvey S. Browne III Francis V. Casano Julius F. Day, Jr. William F. Duncan Joseph F. Farrell Robert M. Fenn Edward L. Finnegan Emmett W. Fowler, Jr. Samuel G. Galbreath Francis Grasbaugh Paul F. Hendricks Riley S. King James A. Martin Albert A. Mason George S. McKenzie John A. Miller Carey C. Morgan, Jr. John P. Poole Ivan C. Simpson Walter G. Smith Bernard J. Schweter John R. Tomlinson Harry L. Waesche Rex H. White, Jr. FOR 1936 THE TRAGEDY OF THE CLASS OF 1939 AT some time or other during the year of 1934 or 1935 the men who now comprise our class (a bunch of " Joe Colleges " who didn ' t know when they were well off), heard of the " Connecticut School for Men Who Loff the Sea. " Becoming interested in the place because of the vitriolic adjectives used to describe it by people in the know, they looked around for other information and got it. There were some who misled us with descriptions — " It ' s a beautiful place nestled among the hills of Connecticut, a stone ' s throw from the station. All you do is ride around on white horses and com- mand men. " Thus, we were led to think of it as a gentlemen ' s school and yearned to become cadets. As a result, we poor misinformed unfortunates took the examination and prayed we passed. Upon getting letters telling of our acceptance, we became very happy and told all our friends about it. Everyone we told about it either congratulated us rather weakly, or else gave us that knowing smile and said, " Well, I hope you can stick it out. " So, after receiving a lot of useless advice from well-meaning friends we started for New London. Another surprise awaited us there. We walked down a little side street (it turned out to be the main drag) looking for the Academy. Finally we gave that up and decided to ask a policeman. Upon being questioned he assured us that he knew where it was, and TIDE RIPS directed us to Fort Trumbull, ForUinately, some of the men there knew where it was, and showed us ho ' to get there. It was practically deserted, the second-classmen being away on a cruise. The next few days were spent lounging around in the rec ' rooms and swapping stories — going to town wasn ' t appreciated at that time. At this tmie we met the bilgers, who seemed to have a peculiar clan of their own. They PI were helpful, telling us what it was all about, and what 4 would be expected, but along with that useful information we absorbed a lot of ballyhoo. They told of the horrors of swab life, and what a terrible beating their class took (it seems that every class took the worst licking ever ff|l handed out). At first we were embarrassed when asked II for a joke or some information at the table, but our T l| J ' timidity soon wore off. The one thing that a cadet does •• ■ -:; not have is personal feeling. Week-end cruises were a i iV. ' new experience for all of us. On Saturday mornings, after our regular Trig ' and Algebra quizzes, we marched down to the dock, and as soon as the word was given we began a wild riot for possession of the bunks. Those unfortunates who didn ' t get one could be heard saying, " Oh, well, I ' d rather sleep in the fresh air anyway, " but the war cry of those who did get one sounded much more sincere. It was " I got mine. " Our vocabulary was strengthened by the knowledge of " Soogie " and " brightwork polish " at this time, too. At night they made a pretense of dividing us up into watches, but no one slept anyway. Remember the night someone shouted " The ship ' s sinking — lower the lifeboats? " Three men were injured in the scramble. We always woke up with that peculiar taste in our mouth — anyone who has spent a day or so on a small boat can describe it. What were our feelings when we straggled up to the Academy to find that there would be no liberty for the fourth class. ' About this time the second class innovated that disgusting custom of having us meet on the third deck for a little discussion and a few mild body-building exercises. It grew on us like a habit, and now we can be found there morning, noon and night, and some- times on Sunday mornings. One ot the highlights of Swab summer were those affairs in the rigging loft, officially known as tea dances. The formula is simple — we put on clean whites and were herded down to the rigging loft. There, we were introduced to the cream of the New London society (not an advertisement). Ballast, in the form of refresh- ments were served by the A. A. Restaurant Workers Union. lootbill prutKe stirted. and our would-be do-or-die ' s went out for a place on the tcun About this time two momentous things happened. The upperclassmen started getting bick from Icue and the College girls started arriving for a new term. Both of the e e cnts wtrc to pli) a great part in our future lives. FOR 1936 We thought swab summer was tough until we started the regular academic term. It is said that no swab brushed his teeth for two weeks. Then we began to catch on, and became more ethcient. Quite some time elapsed before we could shave every morning without getting up early, though. We didn ' t get that drill stutT so well either. Every Tuesday and Thursday the battalion could be seen drilling. It looks good to those on the other side of the wall, but they can ' t hear, " Butt right, mister, brace up, mister; knock off bouncing; where did you get that cowboy belt. etc. " During meals we recalled summer days when we had enjoyed the meals. There was no chance for that later. As soon as you got some juicy bit on your fork you ' d hear that voice saying, " What ' s a lightning hole, mister? " Around the middle of October the rooms were re- arranged and we were scattered through the building. Each wing became a little community ruled by first-class- men and disciplined by second-classmen. It was not until this time that we first got our blue service uniforms, and another month passed before they were all approved. The first time ashore in blues is a wonderful occasion. According to tradition, we gave a party for the upperclassmen on Hallowe ' en night and everyone had lots of fun — there were plenty of apples and funny costumes. This was probably the first time we had enjoyed ourselves on the third deck. That phrase — on the third deck — has a special meaning to us which we will always hold close to our hearts. Towards the last of November we had our first snow of the winter. Some of our class had never seen snow and nearly fell out of the window trying to catch some and feel it. Our Thanksgiving Play was considered a success, and the whole fourth class was given carry on for a few days. At this time Xmas leave was so close that no one did anything but sit around and dream about what they were going to do. Some were even making up tales to tell when they got back. But, though time almost stopped as leave ap- proached, it did finally get here. If all the stories had been collected after leave, and put into one volume, it would have surpassed the Decameron Tales, or The Arabian Nights. Just as in the first term Chemistry had been the bane of our existence, in the second term Physics was our bugabear. Our class average was way below passing all the way thru. Probably by the end of the term, Mr. Duff was the most cordially hated man in the world. Another of our worries was the second class, who bore down on us because they had the idea that we were getting lax. Then, in May, the second term finals crept up on us. and took their toll of the class. When we came out of our daze and took a count, we numbered only 37, a sad figure compared to the original eighty. TIDE RIPS In the spring term we had nothing at all to do. Of course there were six hours a day of descriptive geometry, rowing in the afternoon as well as in the morning, and baseball practice to say nothing of our other subjects, but what is that to a cadet used to a full day ' s work. Finally commencement arrived. From the fifth to the eighth of June the place was a mad house both literally and figuratively. Parades comma talks comma exercises comma dances and the meeting of your wife ' s parents and sister kept you run- ning around until you were a physical wreck. We changed uniforms so many times we could do it in the dark and then beat all existing civilian records. But finally June week was over, and three days later we sail away with not a care in the world. We have a stripe on our sleeves and we ' re thinking of those days in port and later of ' Sept. " Leave. Little do we realize what is in store for us. y FOR 19 3 6 ALUMNI 1879 Dav.s, John L. Lockwoi.d, John A. Myrick. Orin D. 1880 Doty, George H. Dunwoody, Francis M. Emery, Howard Reynolds, William E. 1881 Foley, Daniel P. Lutz, John E. Thompson, Perq- W. Broadbent, Howard M. Cantwell, John C. Hall, William E. W. Kennedy, Charles D. Kimball, Edward P. Lowe, Augustus G. Moore, John C. Starkweather, George A. West, Horace B. 1883 Ewing, Albert H. Jarvis, David H. Sill, James L. Barnes, Charles A. Periy, Kirtland W. Quinan. J. H. Reed, Byron L. 1886 Ainsworth, Daniel J. Brown, James H. Culon, William W. Fengar, Cyrus B. Harris, J. Charles Carden, Godfrey L. Dimock, Frank H. Henderson, Andrew J. Hull, John B. Jacobs, ■William V. E. Landrey, Staley M. Moore, James M. Reinburg, John E. Smith, Frank L. Uberroth, Preston H. 1889 Bertholf, Ellsworth P. Brereton, Percy H. Crisp, Richard C. Dodge, Frederick G. Robinson, Leonidas L. 1890 Carmine, George C. Hay, William H. O. White, Chester M. Daniels, George M. de Otte, Detlef F. A. Haake, Frederick J. Scott, James H. Van Boskerck, Francis S. Billard, Frederick C. Camden, Bernard H. Chiswell, Benjamin M. Cutter, Leonard T. Goodrich, Moses Hamlet, Harry G. Hooker, James C. Jenkins, Thomas L. Ridgely, Randolph, Jr. Sturdevant, Richard M. 1898 Barker, Eben Blake, Eugene, Jr. Blasdel, W ' llliam G. Buhner, Albert H. Cairnes, Charles W. Fisher, Henry G. Gowdy, Frank B. Haines, Oscar H. Hottel, James F. Mann, George H. Mead, Ernest E. Mel, John Prince, Paul C. Satterlee, Charles Scott, Philip H. Smith, Frank W. UIke, Henry, Jr. Wheeler, William J. Wiley, Walter A. Wolf, Herman H. 1899 Brockway, Benjamin L. Hinckley, Harold D. Molloy, Thomas .M, Pope, Henry W. 1900 Boedeker, John 1901 Harwood, Franklin B. Howell, Charles F. Maher, John L. Munter, William H. Shoemaker, Francis R. 1902 Addison, Edward S. Covell, Leon C. Gabbett, Cecil M. Lauriat, Phillip W. Searles, Hiram R. Shea, William H. Whittier, William A. 1904 Alexander, George C. Crapster, Thaddeus G. Hay, Muller S. Stromberg, William T. Wilcox, George E. 1905 Alger, James A. Austin, Frank L. Dempwolf, Ralph W. Reinburg, LeRoy Rideout, Howard E. Ward, William C. Weightman, Roger C. 1906 Ahern, James L. Chalker, Lloyd T. Drake, Joseph T. Jones, Edward D. Kleinburg, George W. Parker, Stanley V. Scally, Archibald H. Waesche, Russell R. TIDE RIPS 1907 Benham, Wales A. Cairnes, G. V, ' . Hahn, John F. Jack, Raymond L. Prall, W. M. Roach, Philip F. Shanley. Thomas A. 1908 Bagger, F. E. Besse, Joseph R. Bixby. Alvin H. Donohue, Edward J. Doyle, Martin A. Eaton, Philip B. Hall, Norman B. Hutson, John J. Johnson, Harvey F. Jones, Chester H. McGorty, John F. Nichols, Fred A. Orme, S. B. Pine, James Robinson, H. B. Ryan, Michael J. Seiter, Charles F. Thompson, Warner K. Towie, William F. Yeager, T. H. 1909 Beimett, Louis L. Cornell, John H. Doron, W. H. Eaton, C. A. Finlay, Gordon T. Fitch, F. E. Gray, John P. Harrison, Paul H. Hohnson, C. H. Kendall, Clinton P. Kerr, H. G. Krafft, K. W. Lukens, A. E. McFadden, B. C. Munro, Roy P. Odend ' hal, Charles J. Roach, Henry C. Sugden, Charles E. Williams, William Wishaar, William P. V 1910 Baylis, John S. Coffin, Eugene A. Cook, F. A. Keester, William J. Oberly, R. S. Perham, Herbert N. Roemer, Charles G. 1911 Allen, F. C. Anstett, Charles E. Bothwell, Roy A. Daniels, Milton R. Dench, Clarence H. Derby, Wilfred N. Eberly, William H. Hemingway, Henry G. Klinger, Thomas S. Lucas, Russell L. Mueller, Leo C. Scammell, William K. Starr, Jeremiah A. Stika, Joseph E. Thorn, Benjamin C. Trilck, John M., Jr. Yeandle, Stephen S. Zeusler, Frederick A. 1912 Abel, Carl H. Birkett, Frederick J. Earp, James M. Farley, Joseph F. Kain, William P. Marvin, David P. Peacock, Samuel Reed-Hill, Ellis Sexton, Floyd J. Stewart, Gustavus U. Todd, Clement J. Torbet, Mayson W. Webster, Edward M. 1913 Brown, Fletcher W. Carr, Henry M. Coyle, Henry Donohue, Robert Frost, James A., Jr. Gorman, Frank J. Hall, Rae B. Kielhorn, Lloyd V. MacLane, Gordon W. O ' Connor, G. R. Rose, Earl G. Smith, Edward H. Stone, Elmer F. Troll, Walter M. von Paulsen, Carl C. Whitbeck, John E. 1914 Beckley, Chester A. Martheis, A. Smith, Paul R. Van Kammen, I. J. 1915 Henley, Charles T., Jr. Palmer, Edward F. Patch, Roderick S. 1916 Crosby, George R. Heiner, John N. Wells, F. C. 1917 Curren, J. A. MacCollum, Donald H. Mandeville, Andrew C. McKean, George W. Smith, Marvin C. Trebes, John, Jr. 1918 Akers, David F. Greenspun, Jo seph Heimer, Roger C. Kaufholz, Robert M. Kossler, W. J. Kunz, H. G. McElligott, Raymond T. Olson, Louis B. Perkins, Louis W. Seymour, J. H. Spencer, Lyndon Wells, Lester F. 1919 Bloom, Walfred G. Dean, Charles W. 1920 Bradbury, Harold G. Buckalew, Irving W. Hall, Arthur G. Perry, Paul K. Ricketts, Noble G. Zoole, Ephraim FOR 1936 1921 Leslie, Norman H. O ' Neill, Merlin Smith, Carleton T. Stiles, Norman R. 1922 Baker, Lee H. Curry, Herman H. Fritzche, Edward H. Grogan, Harley E. Jewell, Robert C. Martinson, Albert M. Mauerman, Raymond J. McCabe, George E. 1923 Baily, Frederick R. Barron, Seth E. Belford, Harold G. Fish, Walter S. Harwood, Charles W. McNeil, Donald C. Murray, John P., Jr. Olsen, Severt A. Sarratt, Robert C. Shannon, William S. 1924 Dyer, Nathaniel B. Marron, Raymond V. 1925 A wait, Thomas Y. Berdine, Harold S. Byrd, John H. Carlstedt, George C. Collins, Paul W. Conway, Joseph D. Gelly, George B. Hirshfield, James A. Jordan, Beckwith Kenner, Frank T. Kenner, William W. Lawson, Charles W. Leamy, Frank A. Perkins, Henry C. Peterson, Clarence H. Raney, Roy L. Richards, Walter R. Richmond, Alfred C Rountree, John Swicegood, Stephen P., Jr. Thomas. Charles W. Wood, Russell E. 1926 Cowart, Kenneth K. Eskridge, Ira E. Hoyle, Richard M. Imlay, Miles H. Jones, Morris C. Moore, Harold C. Pollard, Francis C. Stinchcomb, Harry W. Tyler, Gaines A. Whitmore, Howard J. Woyciehowsky, Stanley J. 1927 Burke, Richard L. Day, Vernon E. Edge, Clarence F. Evans, S. Hadley Fairbank, J. Edwin Ford, A. Lawton French, Reginald H. Glynn, John A. Hicks, George F. Kerrins, Joseph A. Linholm, Stanley C. McKay, Donald E. Maude, Harold S. Phannemiller, George U. Purcell, John J. Ryssy, John W. Schellhouse, William T. Scott, Wm. Wallace Steinmetz, John L. Thiele, Edward H. Tollaksen, Leslie B. Vetterick, Fred P. 1928 Burton, Watson A. Capron, Walter C. Carroll, Dale T. Gray, Samuel F. Hogan, Wilbur C. Maley, Kenneth P. Morine, Leon H. Olsen, Carl B. Rhodes, Earl K. Rommel, Thomas M. 1929 Biirromey, Romeo J. Bowerman, Carl G. Brallier, Brete H. Chiswell, William B. Colmar, Peter V. DeMartino, Marius Dirks, John A. Gibson, Lowell C. Graves, Garrett Van A. Hawley, William P. Loughlin, Harry A. Lyons, Perry S. MacDiarmid, Donald B Miller, George H. Nelson, George W. Niles, Palmer A. Perrott, Charles M. Peterson, Oliver A. Piekos, Stanley F. Roland, Edwin J. Ross, Richard M. Schiebel, William B. Slade, Hans F. Wendland, James C. Winbeck, Allen Wuensh, Henry J. Zeller, John N. 1930 Bernson, Harold A. Clemmer, William L. Cole, John S. Curry, Ralph R. Dick, George W. Diehl, Herman T. Doebler, Harold J. Fahey, Edmund E. Harding, John F. Harrington, Joseph D. Hesford, Arthur J., Jr. Hewins, Spencer F. Knudsen, George A. Lindauer, George C. McLean, Clifford R. Maloney, William L. Miler, True G. Peterson. Carl U. Phillips. Kenneth C Porter, Sidney F. Roberts, Russel J. Schissler, William Sharp, Henry St. C. Sinton, Willi,im E. Stewart. John R. Stolfi, Henry F. Toft, Charles E. TIDE RIPS 1931 Alexander, Robert T. Amos, Marion Anderson, Eric A. Arrington, Charles B. Ashley. Charles O. Comstock, Elmer E. Enckson, Frank A. Eve, Edward A.. Jr. Foutter, Richard C. Greely, Quentin McK. Harding, Chester L. Hinnant, James R. Holt, George I. Knapp, C. Copeland Madacey, Joseph E. Mavor, Preston B. Morell. Richard E. Morrison, Donald McG. Morrison, Howard A. Mrocykowski, Rutus E. Plakias, James Ridgely, Randolph, 3rd Roberts, Harold B. Sands, Simon R., Jr. Scholl, Henry U. Shields, Willuim D- Spn.w, Ned W. Stockstill, Roy E. Suydam, Elmer J. J. Tydlacka, Victor F. linger, Aden C. Webb, Hal mar J. Wev, Oscar C. B. 1932 Adams, Donald T. Bresnan, Joseph A. Collins, Garland W. Collins, Walter W. Craik, James D. De Joy, A. James Fabik, Theodore J. German, John P. Grantham, Robert L. Harris, Theodore J. Henthorn. John R. Hodges. Edward T. Johnson, R. Roger Kurcheski. John R. Leslie, George R. Lynch, Gilbert I. MiUington, Walter B. Pearson, Emil A. Rohnke, Oscar C. Schmidtman, Richard D. Seeger, Loren H. Snyder, William H. Stephens, Irvin J. Stober, Carl H. Synon, George D. Warner. Hollis M. Wild, Frederick G. Zittel. Karl O. A. 1933 Bartlett. David H. Bjorge, Rudolph Calahan, Emmet T. Carpenter, Albert J. ChafFee, Hubert R. Childress, William W. Coffin, Eugene A., Jr. David, Warren L. Davis, Harry E., Jr. Forney, John H. Harned, Albert E. Herbert. Clarence Hill, Swen A. Holtzman. George W. Howe, Joseph Hutson, John J., Jr. Johnson, Vaino O. McCaffery, Robert E. McCue, Joseph F. Midtyling, Thomas R. Olson. George O. Oren. John B. Peel. C-illiam M. Rea, Richard F. Reed. David O, Smetonis, Peter J. Smith, WiUard J. Stubbs, Thomas H. Thayer, Louis M. Wagline, John H. Walsh, Quentin R. 1934 Bakutis, Walter S. Carlson, Edgar V. Crotty, Thom.is J. E. Kerr, Evor S. Speight, Clarence M. 1935 Baxter, Richard Brunner. Loren E. Cascini. Earnest A. Columbus. Charles E. Conley. William J., Jr. Dean. Ralph D. Evans, Gilbert R. Hancock, Wallace L., Jr. Helmer. Frank V. Knoll, Theodore F. Lawrence. William J. McCabe, Frank M. McCormick, Nelson C. Mellen, Richard L. Montrello, John Nichols. Fred F. Opp. CUivton AL Rollins. Glenn L. Rayburn. Walker H. Scalan. Bernard E. Scullion. Joseph R. Schumacher. Gilbert F. Shunk, Robert F. .Sutter, William L. Tifihe, Charles Venncl, W ' oodrow W. Weed. (-Iscar D . Jr. W ' elkr. Donald W. Werner. Adrian F. NX ' estbrook. Fred L. White. Justus P. t L I T A R Y N o H, T H e A R, o tH Tsi x y- J 7 COAST GUARD AIR SERVICE N 1916 Congress authorized the establishment, equipment, and main- tenance of the first Coast Guard air stations. Progress in carrying out this authorization was slight and in 1934 only three active stations existed. At present there are stations at Cape May, New Jersey; Biloxi, Mississippi; St. Petersburg, Florida; Ediz Hook, Washington; Salem, Massachusetts; and Miami, Florida. Each of these stations is equipped with modern am- phibian planes and has adequate personnel, thoroughly trained in the operation and maintainance of aircraft. Officers are trained at the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, Florida. Enlisted men are trained at the various stations. The air service is well equipped and is a valuable aid in carrying out the duties of the Coast Guard. Some of the important duties of the air service are emergency transportation, search, rescue, and survey. Aircraft have such a greater speed compared with surface craft that they are of great assistance both in effecting rescues alone and in conjunction with surface craft. In emergencies aircraft are used to bring injured persons from vessels at sea, to search for and save crews of disabled or otherwise distressed small boats, and to transport food and medical supplies to localities in nee d of relief. They are invaluable aid in searching for and spotting smugglers and in making surveys principally of areas which have been the scene of floods or hurricanes. All of these and many more comprise the duties of the Coast Guard Air Service. In connection with the Border Patrol, a duty recently given to the Coast Guard, the equip- ment used is different, but in general the work of this division is essentially the same. The two important functions of the Border Patrol are search and survey. In order to effectively carry out the duties assigned to aircraft, regular patrols are made from the individual stations. Planes making these patrols carry a pilot, a mechanic, and a radio operator. The plane is in constant communication with its base and may com- municate with surface craft. In addition to these regular patrols, planes are kept ready to perform any emergency work. The addition of aircraft to the Coast Guard ' s rescue and life- saving facilities has done much to increase the usefulness and efficiency of the service. When the present build- ing program is completed and the air service is built up to its full complement a still greater gain in utility can be expected. The logs of the Air Stations con- tain many and varied records of lives saved. Each of these is, in its own way, a testimonial to the efficiency of the Air Service. FOR 19 3 6 The Color Curd MILITARY THE Coast Guard is primarily an organization protecting life and property on the seas and enforcing Navigation Law. In time of war, however, it becomes an integral part of the Navy. To be prepared for this particular duty and because it has proven to be a very successful form of government, the powers that were made the Coast Guard a part of the military forces of the United States. For many civilians, the word military suggests a parade, flags flying, bands playing, and the flash of swords in the sun. In the full significance of the term it embodies not only drills and the glamor of a uniform, but the whole existence of those in any branch J TIDE RIPS (I.G.) D. T. Adams T. an Officer of the military services. Life in a military service is not simply one of going out to march every day; it is a full life, but so closely regulated by regulations that it seems to be barren and monotonous. It has its own etiquette, its own code of ethics, its own methods of maintaining the high standards it has set, and its own conception of honor and duty. It is not democratic, but justifiably so. The core of military existence is the full and immediate obeying of orders. There must be such a marked respect for superiors that it is impossible to hesitate. Consequently, the officers and men do not have much in common; no military service could exist if there was any place for familiarity between its officers and men. At the Academy, future officers are trained in the basic principles of military discipline, gradually being given more and more responsibility until when they are finally graduated, they are ready to assume command of enlisted men. rl 1 If 4 FOR 19 3 6 The fourth classmen must be started in a completely new life. This necessary trans- formation does not take place over night. Actually, it takes the major part of the " swab " year to ingrain the proper spirit and outlook in general into the former civilian. A newcomer must realize that he is starting on the bottom and know that privileges are gain through service. The treatment a " swab " receives is hard and lasts from reveille to taps, every day from August to June. After living the life of the " lowest thing that crawls " for a year, a Cadet be- comes a third classman and exists in relative comfort. He has no responsibilities and few privileges. He simply " carries on. " When he becomes a second classman he has been through the hardest parts of mili- tary training. From now on privileges and responsibilities increase until that time when TIDE RIPS he and his classmates are first classmen and begin to take hold of the underclasses. If the preceding classes have done their jobs, the Cadet Corps will be governed fairly and justly. First classmen have numerous privi- leges and likewise numerous duties. They can, by their actions, insure the success or failure of having a " happy barracks. " Thus during four years at the Academy a Cadet receives a thorough military train- ing, and on that score is fitted to go out in service as a commissioned officer. In following out the idea of military government, the Cadet Corps is formed into a battalion consisting of two companies. Each company has two platoons and each platoon is composed of three squads. The officers of the battalion are chosen from the first class and squad leaders are the best fit- ted second classmen. Each Cadet has a definite place in the battalion. The room assignments and seating arrangement in the V ' ' • ' , FOR 19 3 6 mess hall are determined by the battalion organization. The first classmen stand study as Cadet Officer of the Day, taking the duty for a day at a time in the order of seniority. The squads each take guard duty for a day rotating this duty throughout the battalion. Drill under arms is held four hours a week from September to December and from March to June. During these drill periods all first classmen gain experience in handling each unit in the battalion. Reviews are held every Saturday morning and competitive drill between companies and between platoons is a part of Graduation Week program. All in all, a great sufficiency of drill is contained in the schedule. It is monotonous and tiresome, but is a necessary part of the training of officers. It prepares them to lead a landing force in time of war and gives them confi- dence and poise which is so essential to a commissioned officer " in the service of his Country and Humanity. " i m Hf L E T I C S ' RELIEF WORK N this Service, versatility assumes huge proportions for the Coast Guards- men. Among the numerous duties performed are those of poHce, courier, mechanic, road building, burying the dead, butchering live animals, milking cattle, setting up communication and power lines, shooting lines and rescuing and providing for survivors. Indeed, they are so numerous as to be vexatious, but never do the men show better spirit, greater energy, better discipline, nor greater cheerfulness, even under the most trying conditions, than they do in this endeavor. The mission of the Coast Guard in relief work may generally be placed under the following heads: To save life and property in storm-stricken and flood-stricken districts; to rescue possible survivors in isolated spots; to render places habitable by the removal of the dead; to open and maintain a line of communication and supplies wherever necessary; to render such assistance as might be necessary, or desired, in the rehabilitation of towns and cities; render assistance and supplies to the destitute; maintain order and organization. Previous to the formation of the Coast Guard, the rescue of flood victims was carried on by the Life-Saving Service. This service was especially effective in the regions of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and in south central Texas. The floods on the inland waters had made patent the need for special equip- ment and service with regard to emergency work on the Mississippi rivers. In 1916, three light-draft river steamboats, including lifeboats and other necessary life-saving equipment were authorized. In 1926 a special squadron of Coast Guard vessels was dispatched to Florida for the relief of the victims of a hurricane, and similar service was performed in the flooded area of the Illinois River Valley. Again in the spring of 1927, when the Mississippi River and its tributaries surpassed all records for inundation, the Coast Guard sent men and boats to the rescue, cruising approximately seventy-five thousand miles within the flooded areas and removing some forty-three thousand persons to places of safety. With adequate life-saving appliances, river boats, and airplanes, the Coast Guard is " Semper Paratus " for such emergencies as these as it is for its many other duties. The Coast Guard operates alone or in coop- eration with other organizations to give aid in emergencies of all descriptions. The prompt and excellent help afforded people af- fected by such disasters as floods, speaks well for the prepared- ness of the Service. It has an admirable record for s uch work. FOR 19 3 6 John Spence Merriman, Jr. LIEUTENANT MERRIMAN came to the Academy as Athletic Director and Coach of football and basketball. Working under a decided handicap, he has increased the Academy ' s athletic prestige from practical oblivion to a point where we are respected opponents of the small New England Colleges. A hard task master, unsparing in his criticisms, but ever loyal, he has won the respect of each and every one who has worked with him. TIDE RIPS Capt. E. D. Jones Superinlendenl ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION FOR 1936 ASSOCIATION OFFICERS D. B. Henderson President G. T. MuRATi Asi ' t Treauner Harold Land Secrelurj TIDE RIPS SONGS VICTORY From New London on the Thames comes the V; ' hite and Royal Blue, Yeah! Kaydets of the U. S. Coast Guard. throngs pour forth to welcome you. Pride of Oshkosh and pomts West, Yankees, Rebels are all — Bound together in the Corps, to sound this Coast Guard call: Chorus Victory, Victory, now you ' ll see Victory, Victory for See Gee, Coast Guard Kaydets, go out and give them hell Show ' em to Hades and roast them till they yell. Victory ! Victory for See Gee. Come you Kaydets, work for Blue and ' " hite. Now get in there and fight, and we ' ll celebrate tonight, Another Kaydet Victory! GANGWAY FOR COAST GUARD Gangway for Coast Guard, Gangway for Coast Guard, Mighty are the men who wear the Blue and the White, Joyously we claim for them the spoils of victor ' s might. So we warn stand clear, for the Bear is here And he ' s going to hang Rhode Island at the yardarm. Chorus The gale is roaring in the Northeast, And riling up the temper of the Coast Guard beast. The Bear ' s equipped with paws, inside of which are claws. It ' s harder to hold him on the leash, than to let him use his jaws. Obiee! Objee ! Pride of the Coast Guard, Leather lungs together with a Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Now loose Objee, and we ' ll swear he will win the glory for C. G. A. forever. FIGHT ON Fight on, to victory. Fight on, fight on, for old C. G. Our Alma Mater, dear. It ' s up to you To win this game for old C. G. Fight on to victory. Fight on. CHEERS U. S. C. G. Co ast Guard Co ast Guard Co ast Guard U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. C. c. c. c. G. G. G. G. Co ast Guard Team ! Team ! Team ! LOCOMOTIVE Rah! U- Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! — S C G Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! U— S— C— G h! Rah! Rah! U-S-C-G RAH BLUE AND WHITE Blue and White Fight ! Fight ! WHISTLE W-h-i-s-t-l-e Fight! W-h-i-s-t-I-e Fight! AK ' .lvi-s-t-l-e Fight! Team! Fight! FOR 1936 Football Squad FOOTBALL HARDLY successful from the standpoint of games won and lost, the 1935 season was distinguished by a number of factors. Most important was the spirit shown by the squad throughout the season from fourth team to coaches. None of them knew the meaning of quitting. It was undoubtedly this spirit that brought a small degree of success to a season in which no one but the team could foresee anything but disaster. The victory over Norwich, the high point of the season, brought the " Mug " home in convincing fashion and closed the football careers of Captain Johnsen, Schereschewsky, Trimble, Smith, Scheiber, Hurley, Lafferty, and Blouin in a blaze of glory. The Middlebury win marked the first in the series of encounters with the boys from upper Vermont. Coaches Merriman and Roland deserve a great deal of credit for the work they have done. Their success, achieved under the handicaps of having a very small squad and combatting severe academic standards, is worthy of note. gS 3 ' - - , v TIDE RIPS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Middletown Conn. Sherry Academy Wesleyan 27 9 After one week of conditioning during which most of the phiyers in the starting lineup iiad not even scrimmaged, the team ran up against an opponent just about as good as any encountered in the season, with disastrous results. The Cardinals of Wesleyan produced a powerful and deceptive attack of the type usually not seen until later in the season, while the Cadets depended on fight and straight plays which were not enough for the occasion. Four times Wesleyan scored, once in each period, and four more times they were thrust back from the very shadows of the goal posts. The sole Coast Guard scoring threat came in the third c]iiarter when with the help of two penalties they penetrated to the enemy twenty yard line only to be stopped there. The Wesleyan attack which bogged down fre- quently when it tried the Cadet line found the way easiest through the air and around the ends, mixing laterals with both. The laterals made the attack click against the early season inexperience of the blue team. The Wesleyan scores did not come as the result of breaks, as was so often the case in ensuing games, but as the result of superior playing. Substitutions were made frequently in the latter part of the game as Coach Merriman seized the op- portunity to test some of his new men under fire. y FOR 19 3 6 WORCESTER POLY TECH. New London _ -r -„ . Conn. . M Academy 3 Worcester 6 Entering the game as decided underdogs tlie Cadet team proceeded to outplay and outfight a heavier Worcester team only to lose in the end on what amounted to a whim of fate. After taking a three point lead in the second quarter by virtue of Cass ' s field goal and desperately trying to increase the margin through the rest of the game, a mo- mentary slip during the closing period in the form of an intercepted pass run for a touchdown brought disaster. The game, a rather dull one from the spectators ' point of view, was a good defensive one with neither team showing a scoring punch or consistently successful offense on any part of the field. The scoring field goal was the second attempted, the first being in the first quarter, and came after a Worcester fumble on the thirty-five yard line followed by a fifteen yard penalty which had placed the Cadets in scoring position. This game was marked by several " firsts. " It was the first time in five years of competition that a Coast Guard team lost to the Engineers and it was the occasion of the first field goal ever kicked on Jones Field. Cass ' s name goes down in history for tliat feat. The blue team, while unsuccessful, showed de- cided improvement and more strength than in the Wesleyan game. d Vi TIDE RIPS MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE New London Conn. Hurley Academy 8 Middlebury 6 With a quick thrust in the opening moments and a sturdy defense for the remainder of the game a Coast Guard team succeeded for the first time in taking Middlebury Black Panthers into camp. With the game hardly underway, an interception of a Middlebury pass by Waldron started a Cadet march culminating in a touchdown as Cass passed to Bakanas in the flat for the score. Not content, the blue team scored what proved to be the deciding points of the game a few minutes later as Whalen and Bakanas came in from the end positions to smother an attempted kick from behind the goal line and down the kicker for a safety. Its scoring efforts ended for the day. Coast Guard settled down to a stern defensive struggle to maintain its lead. Middlebury found it not too hard to pick up ground in the middle of the field but was unable to crack the defense offered by the fighting blue team in home territory. At the end of the third quarter came a blow- similar to those suffered in other games changing seeming victory into defeat as Leete of Middlebury took a punt on his own twenty-four yard line and sprinted up the field to the Coast Guard five yard mark before being caught and brought down. The score came on the first play of the fourth quarter as a hole opened in the hitherto impregnable defense to let the ball carrier through to the goal line. The try for extra point was blocked as the infuriated blue line- nan surged through and over the Middlebury line. FOR 19 3 6 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Washington D. C. Academy 3 American U. 6 Away on the big trip of tlie year the team ran into a number of handicaps, among them that of having an off day. Cass as the passing mainstay failed to make connections with the receivers taking away a large part of the Cadet attack. Deceptive plays involving laterals were nullified by having the laterals called forwards by the officials. Of four thus called, three had been for large gains mto the enemy territory. The game started slowly with the usual exchange of punts. A promising offensive thrust started by the blue team after traveling into A. U. ' s territory was brought to an abrupt halt when a lateral from LafTerty to Cass resulting in a twenty yard gain was called forward by the officials, necessitating a fourth down kick. Late in the quarter, Bakanas from his position at right end rushed in to block a kick and picking up the ball raced down the field across the goal line only to have the ball brought out to the two yard line where he had touched the side-line. After three thrusts left the ball still short of the goal line, Cass dropped back and booted the ball neatly between the posts for three points. In the second quarter a mix-up in the signals forced Waldron to kick hurriedly from deep in his own territory giving A. U. possession of the ball in- side the twenty yard line. Six plays later they had scored the only touchdown of the game. The effect of the trip and the Washington heat became apparent towards the end of the game as sub- stitutes replaced the exhausted first-string players. TIDE RIPS RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE Kingston R. L Academy 7 Rhode Island After thoroughly outplaying a larger Rhode Island team in the first quarter and scoring shortly after the beginning of the second the Cadet team went to pieces long enough for an opportunist Rhode Island team to score two touchdowns before the end of the half. In the first three minutes of the game the Blue team aroused its supporters with a demonstration of offensive power which, following a bobbled pass in the end zone, found the ball after the fourth down brushing the goal line. Not to be denied they were soon hammering away again and in the second quarter sent Land away untouched for a thirty yard romp from a perfect otf-tackle play which resulted in the first score of the game. Suffering a severe relapse after this bit of superb playing the Cadets were unable to stop Rhode Island ' s sweeping end runs and the Rams scored twice before the end of the half. The second half proved to be an exhibition of ' . B excellent defensive play on the part of both teams, -■ " neither being able to gain with any consistency. With Rhode Island successfully stopping its ground attack, the Cadets took to the air throwing some twenty-six passes during the course of the game with Cass and L ' Blouin doing the tossing. Rhode Island stuck to T ' straight football, protecting her lead with safe con- " servative playing. The game ended with Rhode Island vainly trying to push the ball across the goal FOR 19 3 6 CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE S+orrs Conn. Academy Connecticut State 7 This game came as a decided disappointment after the strong, if somewhat erratic, performance of the week before and boded Uttle good for the forthcoming contest with Norwich. The State line proved stubborn and except for being caught by an occasional reverse or spinner permitted few gains, forced the Coast Guard att.ick into the air for most of its travel. Connecticut also experienced considerable trouble in maintaining an offense, pushing the ball into scoring territory only once and being repulsed in the shadow of the goal posts. In yardage gained she was decidedly superior even though unsuccessful in her few attempts at passing. The Connecticut score came in the closing min- utes of the second quarter when Owers in safety posi- tion took Waldron ' s punt of the Academy forty-five yard line, fumbled it momentarily, picked it up, shook off three Candet tacklers and headed for the goal line picking up interference on the way to carry him through. In the last quarter the blue team made its only really serious scoring threat of the day when unable to gain through the line it moved to the three yard line on a series of passes. After two unsuccessful bucks the threat ended when a pass grazed the finger- tips of two receivers and fell out of the end zone. TIDE RIPS NORWICH Academy — 19 Norwich — COMING into their own after an unfortunate season the " big " blue team turned loose ail their guns on the Norwich horsemen with an exhibition of wide open football that stunned the opposition and reflected no small amount of credit on the work of Coaches Merriman and Roland who brought the team to its best performance of the year after the mediocre display against Connecticut. Norwich managed to hold the Academy scoreless for one period, the first, when one thrust was stopped by a fifteen yard penalty and another ended in a missed field goal. Early in the second period, Cass set the Horsemen back on their heels with a 65-yard quick-kick and after a poor return kick the Cadets turned on the pressure. In an advance featured by spectacular reverse, laterals, and forward passes they marched to the three- yard line and with the Norwich line bunched to stop a line play sent Land on a sprint the width of the field to score. Cass drop-kicked the extra point. The second score came in the third quarter when Norwich kicked out of bounds on tiieir own thirty-five-yard line. On the first play LatTerty went fifteen yards on a spinner through the center and lateraled to Cass who reached the ten-yard line before being downed. On the next play Cass tossed a short pass over the line to Waldron who stepped from the arms of a Norwich tackier and scored standing. The third and last score came in the closing minutes when Davis cut loose on a spinner from the twenty-yard line and out-ran the secondary. During the entire game Norwich invaded the Coast Guard territory but once and that on a recovered fumble at the forty-yard line. Hicks, whose passes in ' 34 defeated the Academy gridsters, was completely bottled by a fast charging line which gave him no time to pick a target. FOR 19 3 6 Basketball Squad BASKETBALL PLAYING through a tough schedule of fourteen games, the basketball team carried on with the same fighting Kaydet spirit manifested during the football season. VC ith five victories against nine defeats on the books the season was characterized by a number of close and exciting games and several ignominious defeats by large scores when the team found their most desperate efforts failed to bring results. The greater part of the scoring was done by Cass and Waldron with Bakanas periodically displaying his ambidextrous scoring punch. Leising, with his play much improved over the past, held the center position in good shape, making effective use of his height in tapping and recovering under the basket. The lack of reserve strength which had been so disastrous in previous seasons was missing this year with a capable bunch of substitutes who had a happy faculty of coming through in the pinches. The only regular to be lost through graduation is Captain Freddy Staffs, regular guard, so Coach Merriman ' s prospects for next year look rather good. Captain Statts practically amounted to a " scoreless wonder, " but proved invaluable in his stellar defensive work and for feeding the ball to the forwards. As Captain his leadership was the co-ordinating factor in the line-up as was evidenced several times when he was ejected from the game on fouls. TIDE RIPS Academy 23 Worcester Tech 36 Taking full advantage of their height advantage on the small court, Worcester em- ployed with great success the not much used zone defense in a clean-cut victory over the Cadet basketeers. Leading at half-time by nine points at 16 — 7, Worcester ran the margin up to thir- teen early in the second period, suffered a momentary scare as Waldron and Cass led a Cadet rally that cut the lead to four points, took time out and came back to run the score up to 29 — 16, and matched baskets for the remainder of the game. -V Academy Wesleyan 38 Hitting the rim with amazing consistency the Wesleyan Cardinals scored an exciting victory over the Kaydet Blues. Handling the ball well and having plenty of shots, more than enough to win the game with only ordinary accuracy, Coast Guard lost the game, but as the old saying goes " showed promise. " Wesleyan stepped into the lead from the begin- ning and held it through the entire game. With a safe lead of 27 — n at half time, they came back into the second half to run into a sizzling Cadet rally which with three minutes to go to the end of the game cut the margin to five points. However, they held out and worked out to seven points as the gun fired. FOR 19 3 6 Academy 40 Boston U. 34 This game started out like a repetition of the first two as Boston held a 22 — 14 lead at the mid- way and was showing no signs of weakening. How- ever, the Kaydets came out in the second half with a whirlwind attack that put the Terriers back in the kennel. Led by Leising, who was probably as sur- prised as anyone else by his ten point total for the evening, and pushed by Bakanas who was high point man with eleven. Coast Guard blazed away to bring the score to 2 all, 30 all, and then stepped away to win by six points for the first victory of the season amidst great rejoicing on the part of the spectators. Academy 33 Rhode Island 50 Coast Guard took up where they left off in the B. U. fracas and extended the top-notch Rhode Island c. m team far more than the score would indicate. With the Kaydets trailing 18 — 13 at half time the game moved at a fast and furious pace as the second half began and in six minutes Coast Guard was in front 26 — 20, but not for long as the pace told and both first string guards. Captain Statts and Waldron, were ousted on personal fouls. Against the weak- ened Cadet team Rhode Island put on the pressure and moved away to the winning margin. Rhode Island scored three more field goals than the Kaydets and eleven more foul points. Academy -il Conn. State Teachers 39 In a game decidedly reminiscent of last year ' s one point win over this same team. Coast Guard came through with a last minute surge to duplicate the results. The Kaydets led 25 — l-i at half time as they rid- dled the visitors ' zone defense on the large Academy floor. The lead was maintained in the beginning of the second half until Statts went out on fouls when the Teachers staged an eighteen-point scoring spree to snatch the lead 39 — 37. With disaster impending in the closing minutes of play Applegate and Win- stead came through under fire with a basket apiece to pull the game out of the fire. Cass for the first time in the season looked him- self and led the scoring by chalking up 18 points. Academy 36 Lowell Textile 40 Led by much-publicized Lou Athanas, who fully lived up to his reputation by scoring twenty points AbpleMte ' ■° ' °P scoring for the evening, Lowell pulled TIDE RIPS 4 ' aldron from behind in the second half to take the decision in a closely contested game. Coast Guard took the lead without delay and maintained it until into the second half when they weakened while Lowell ran into the lead and reached their ultimate score of forty points and an advantage of nine points. A desperate rally by the Kaydets could only cut the margin to four points before the game ended. Academy 29 VX ' est Point 37 Seriously handicapped by the absence of Leising at the center position and under the basket, Coast Guard once again lost to the West Pointers. Army took the lead at the beginning and led for the entire game by a margin varying from one point to the final difference of eight points. The principal trouble, other than the Army players, of course, was the inability of the blue team to find the basket. Out of some fifty shots at the hoop in the early part of the game only five scored. Cass led the scoring for both teams with nine points. Academy 42 American International 16 Led by Cass who scored ten points for the high score of the evening the Kaydets completely outclassed their opponents from the American International College. The fast breaking offensive of the blue team brought plenty of opportunity for shots which were followed up in good style. At half time the score stood at 20 — 6 as the collegians lost what little chance they had by missing easy shots under the basket and the second period was practically a repetition of the first. The game was a rough one with the visitors coming out on the short end with fifteen fouls against eighteen for the local boys. The Kaydets picked up _ fourteen points o n the conversions to six for the |W L ' ' li visitors. C. Academy 15 Amherst 40 The Amherst behemoths were in a nasty mood md handed the kaydet basketeers the worst trimming ot the season and left no room for doubt as to who u)n this game. Cass and Waldron, the Coast Guard high scorers with five points apiece, claim they never did see the basket but just let fly blindly over the tower- ing height of the Amherst defense. FOR 19 3 6 The Kaydet passing attack functioned well but failed to bring results as the shots with practically un- failing consistency skipped the basket. Amherst led 21 — 6 at half time and failed to suffer the slightest sign of a relapse through the re- mainder of the same. v:i Academy 32 Clark 28 The blue team broke back into winning ways as they came from behind to down Clark University in a closely contested game. The Kaydets stepped into the lead from the beginning in a slow first half with the score at the intermission 16 — 15. Shortly after the beginning of the second half Clark forged ahead to a three point lead as the game moved faster and faster. With less than ten minutes left to play Ba- kanas entered the fray and promptly brought the situ- ation under control as Clark was held scoreless while he ran the Waldron led Bakanas by one point and was high scorer for the evening with ten £ BaLuus blue team into a safe lead Academy 30 Norwich 28 Coast Guard retained the " Day Trophy " in the face of a determined assault by the Norwich horsemen, thus keeping the " Mug " from pining away in loneliness for another year. Norwich started off in form that boded ill for the blue team as they led during the greater part of the first half and were in possession of a five point lead at half time. In the second half the teams matched basket for basket until Davis put the Kaydets into the lead 26 — 25. The remainder of the game was touch and go with Coast Guard playing slowly and carefully defending the slim 1 margin. L Cass returned to form with fourteen points to f%w, «J| help the cause along. 4 v ' i ' © 1 P. Leising Academy 20 Pratt Institute 26 Pratt brought along, if not the best, at the least the most unusual passing attack seen during the sea- son and combined it with a tight defense to win a fast game. Coast Guard started off fast and ran up an 8 — 2 lead in the early part of the game only to see it van- ish when Pratt after a time came back to score seven points in rapid succession. After a half-time deadlock at 12 — 12, Pratt picked up momentum and in the closing moments ran up their winning margin to six points. TIDE RIPS Boxing Team BOXING THE boxing ieason of 1935-36 may not be the best which Academy boxers will com- plete as regards the number of victories chalked up, but it will live long in the minds of those who saw the meets dut to the wonderful individual bouts which were fought, and the spirit and scrap exhibited by the p whole team in every meet. It was a successful season . jKf from the viewpoint of victories and defeats, giving s l[ fi three wins and two losses against the highest type of itnfe B fl|| opposition. In meet after meet the condition, sports- ytF i|pr manship, and plain old-fashioned " guts " exhibited by Mickey ' s boys were the subject of much commen- V B dation from all spectators. All in all the season was ■ one of great satisfaction to the team, the coach, and K the corps, and this is the greatest tribute which can B B be paid to an Academy team, because when these Kr H three principals are satisfied, a team is a SUCCESS. Ricbey, Capt. the that BROOKLYN COLLEGE itial meet of the season the battlers month is plenty of time for a K-det FOR 19 3 6 Homing Squad fighter to get into trim by trimming Brooklyn College to the tune of 51 7 to ly,- This score is all the more impressive when it is noted that all of the visiting boxers were amateur battlers of experience, having fought in Golden Gloves tournaments in and around New York. In the open bout " Red " Mcintosh fought a three round draw with Willig of the visitors. Mcintosh floored the Brooklynite twice in the first round, but a strong second and third round allowed Willig to even the count, and no decision was given. In the 135-lb. class Blumenthal won a technical knockout over Jim Stow of the Academy after 24 seconds of the third round. The southpaw style of the visitor was too much for Stow and he was • « unable to reach him. " Honey Boy " Reynolds scored ' ■? the first victory for the Blue in the next bout by get- ting the nod over Brand of Brooklyn. Reynolds led all the way, punching his opponent at will about the head and body. " Gus " Land next scored the first knockout of the season for C G. by taking a technical K. O. over Cassen of Brooklyn after one minute of the second round. The K-det battler ' s powerful left hand had the B. C boy practically helpless when the bout was stopped. " Guncotton " Richey next in- creased the margin for the Cadets by taking the deci- sion from Tocci. This bout was the best of the eve- ning since it brought together two of the best men on the opposing teams. In the 175 lb. class Beyeler, fighting his first fight for the Academy won a deci- II ch McCle TIDE RIPS sive victory over Steinberg of the Brooklyn Club. Beyeler, fighting from a crouch, displayed plenty of the well-known class. In the last bout of the evening " Blackjack " Wood pounded out a close decision over Rosenberg of the visitors. SPRINGI-IELD In the next meet the battlers made it two in a row by taking Springfield to the tune of 7 to 1. Si.x knockouts were scored as the K-dets won eight out of nine bouts, one of which did not count in the official scoring. Arthur Donovan, famous big time referee, was the third man in the ring in this meet, and the boys made it interesting for him. Epley started the II . ' " . ball rolling for the Academy with a one-round K. O. over Hetzel. Springfield chalked up their only point when Loo K.O. ' d Stow in the first round. In the 145 lb. class Reynolds evened the count for the Academy by taking the decision over Cooley of the visiting team. " Dickey Boy ' s " left hand was plenty potent and there was no doubt as to the decision. In the next bout fought in the same class " Gus " Land southpawed Brooks into submission in two rounds. Land floored the Mass. battler twice in the second round and was set for the kill w hen the bout was stopped. " Ed " Richey, Coast Guard captain, won the verdict over Bradford, Springfield captain, after scoring three knockdowns. The best boxing of the evening was exhibited in this bout. " Jim " McLaughlin, Cadet fledgling, made his first varsity appear- ance an impressive one by stopping Myer of the visitors in two rounds. The body punches of the Boston Irishman were particularly ef- fective and much can be expected from him in the future. Wood scored the fourth K. O. for the Blue in the next battle by putting Freeman of Springfield away in the third round. Wood started connecting in the second round, and there was little doubt as to the outcome. " Lt. " Beyeler won his second varsity fight in as many starts with a two round knockout of Frey of the visitors. The cadet ' s vicious body attack was too much for the Springfield boy. Sanders won a decision over Frey in the 145 lb. class in a bout which did not count in the scoring. Fighting their best fights of the season the bat- tlers dropped their first meet to Harvard by the heart- FOR 19 3 6 breaking score of 41 2 ' o Wl- Harvard won the meet by taking the last three bouts to stave off what ap- peared to be certain defeat. In the opener, Prause, fighting his first tight for the Academy, lost on a technical knockout to the veteran Crampton, who later went on to become the intercollegiate cham- pion. In the second bout " Red " Mcintosh fought to a draw witii Fay of the Crimson. It was a close bout with no edge either way. " Tommy " Epley evened the count for the K-dets in the next bout by getting the nod over Ward. Epley ' s speed had the Harvard boy stopped cold. " Dickey Boy " Reynolds next put the Academy in the lead by taking the decision from Brassil, scoring two knockdowns, and coasting in to the victory. In the next bout, the 155 lb. class, " Gus " Land scored the only knockout for the Blue, by put- ting Corbett away in the third round. This made the third straight K. O. in as many starts for the Coast Guard southpav Olney of Harvard was given the decision over Richey. There seemed to be no edge either way, but the judges gave the nod to the home boy. Robertson next evened the count for Harvard by taking over " Blackjack " Wood in a battle which seemingly could have gone either way. In the final bout " Lt. " Beyeler seemed to have the edge over Smith, Harvard ' s Intercollegiate Champ, but the judges saw things the other way, and the Crimson man was declared the victor. In a non-scoring bout in the 155 lb. class, McLaughlin dropped the decision to Davis of Harvard. ReyiwUs a close battle m SYRACUSE The K-det team dropped a 6 to 2 meet to Syra- cuse University, Intercollegiate Champions, in the fourth meet of the season. The meet was plentiful with knockouts, but when it was all over the champs knew they had been in a battle, especially a certain Mr. McGivern, 145 lb. class Intercollegiate champion. The gentleman was decisively defeated by our own " Gus " Land in a bout which was the highlight of the evening. Land ' s powerful left continually scored over the chunky battler from Syracuse. The fight was no slugfest, but a wonderful exhibition of fighting by two punchers, each having plenty of respect for the other ' s sock. It will be a long time before the Cadets will forget the thrill of seeing one of their own deci- sively take a champ. To start the proceedings, Duke 1 ,51 TIDE RIPS Mclnlosh of Syracuse took the decision from Mcintosh in the 125 lb. class. Mcintosh had trouble keeping away from the visitor ' s left, and thereby lost the decision. In the next bout Soloman K. O. ' d Fenn of the Blue in the second with a solid right to the button. Fenn held the Orange battler even in the first round, but the solid smash in the frame spelled his doom. Tommy Epley next scored the only other victory for the Academy by punching out a decisive win over Bardacke of the visitors. The Syracuse boy had a decided height advan- tage over the Coast Guard boy, but Epley cut him down to his size and won going away. Richey dropped the next bout to Fink, one of the classiest boxers ever to make an appearance here. The Syracuse man landed solidly in the second and Richey ' s fast finish was not enough to overcome this lead. In the 165 lb. class Wood was the victim of a technical K. O. at the hands of Lipani of the visitors. Wood was leading by a wide margin up until one minute of the last round when his opponent caught him with a solid to the button and he was unable to continue. Jeffries, 175 lb. captain of the Syracuse team, next rifled out a clean-cut decision over Beyeler. The skill, experience, reach and height of the Orange were too much for the Academy boy. In the final bout of the evening " Big Jim " Weaver was stopped by Dluski of Syracuse in the first round. The visiting heavyweight was all over the Blue battler from the start and Weaver dropped from a right hand smash to the chin. M. I. T. The Academy team closed their season with a decisive 4 battlers from Mass. Inst, of Technology. Although the score v not lacking in thrills. The visitors scored their only victory of took a close one from Mcintosh. It was a hard fought battle all the way with Baldwin scoring most of the second round. Sanders evened the count for the Acad- emy in the next bout by getting the nod over Constance. The K-det battler scored at will with right and left hooks and won easily. Land again provided the highlight of the evening by taking a three round slugfest from Leftes of Tech. For three rounds the boys slugged toe to toe, but the Academy ' s boxers punches were a little more potent than those of the visitor and he consequently had the edge. Ed Richey, looking like a million dollars, ended his boxing career just as he started it with a one round K. O. of a M. I. T. battler. Richey caught his opponent flush on the chin with a couple of right hand g smashes and the battle was over. " Blackjack " Wood (H % came back after a first round knockdown to earn a draw with Wittingham of the Boston team. The visitor McUnnhli, 1 7 to 11 2 victory over the , ' as one sided, the meet was the evening when Baldwin Y FOR 19 3 6 floored Wood with a left, but in the two following rounds the Academy battler concentrated his fire on the body and inflicted considerable damage. Arnold Beyeler won a clean- cut decision for the Academy in the 175 lb. class over Ketten- dorf of M. I. T. Beyeler slowed up the rangy visitor with smashing left hooks to the body in the first two rounds and had him in a bad way in the last frame. In a three round exhibition bout in which no decision was given Jimmy Stow appeared to have the edge over Ryan. Stow ' s left was par- ticularly effective and appeared to pile up a considerable margin for the Academy battler. This season marked the close of the ring careers of five boxers, Richey, Reynolds, Wood, Epley and Stow. For four years these boys have given their best for the success of the Academy boxing team, and their efforts have not been in vain. The first two have fought varsity for four years, piling up impressive records which we doubt will ever be equalled. During his four years Richey fought in both 155 and 165 lb. classes, winning 16 bouts and losing 5. Elected captain in his last year " Guncotton " led a fighting team to a successful season, winning three of his bouts and losing two. When Richey stepped into the ring the Cadets knew the Academy was well on the way to a victory in that bout. " Dicky Boy " Reynolds lost only one bout in four years of fighting. Fighting with a southpaw style and packing a wallop which was plenty potent this boy met few battlers who were his equal. Fighting for four years against the highest class of opposition and losing only one bout is ample evidence of the type of battler Reynolds was. " Blackjack " Wood did not fight in his first two years, but in the last two he well handled the 165 lb. class and this year he was particularly effective. He met the big boys and dished out plenty. Tommy Epley fought varsity for the first time this year, but he exhibited class which would seem to come only from years of experi- ence. He went through this season undefeated, winning decisions in both the big meets of the season, the Harvard and the Syracuse meets. It will be hard to find a 135 pounder to replace this battler. Jimmy Stow is another boxer who fought varsity for the first time this year. Jimmy, noted for his ability and inclination to mix it, supplied a good bout whenever he fought, and displayed plenty of the well-known " guts. " Taking the five together one would have to look a long way to find five better battlers, and Mickey will feel their loss sorely next year. Congratulations, boys, on a tough job well done, and may you do as well in the service. kl TIDE RIPS CROSS COUNTRY ANY school may be justly proud of a cross country team that is able to go through a season with some of the finest running outfits in New England and suffer but one defeat. Captain Jimmy Stow ' s men opened the season by overwhelmingly defeating an expe- rienced Worcester Tech team by a perfect score of I ' j — io. Stow, Buxton, King and Prause ran a dead heat. On the following weekend the blue and white team met Amherst on the Academy course. Although two Am- herst men finished first and second they were followed by a stream of Cadets led by King who brought enough points to tie up the score at 29 — 29. Trinity College next attempted to down the Acad- emy ' s distance erasing men, but met with failure. In spite of a first place taken by Trinity, the Academy harriers with King and Buxton leading the procession, were able to win 25 — 30. The last meet of the season was run at Middletown, Connecticut against the strong Wesleyan squad. Despite a brilliant performance by Buxton, who missed breaking the course record by eight-tenths of a second, the Academy lacked sufficient balance to keep from losing by five points. FOR 19 3 6 SWIMMING DESPITE the increased interest in swimming during the last few years the season just past marked a decided pause in the development of a well-balanced team. As m former years the team had a few outstanding stars who won their events with com- mendable regularity but lacked support in the second and third places which is so neces- sary for the winning of meets. Consistent point gathering was done by Captain Hen- derson in the 220 and 440, Boyce in the dives, and Prins in the 40 and 100. Shrader in the 220 breast stroke and Schmuck in t he dives showed great improvement during the course of the season and are counted on for a good share of points next year. Six of the seven meets during the season were lost by rather large scores when Wesleyan, Worcester Tech, Springfield, Boston U., Mas- sachusetts State, and Trinity showed too much all-round strength for the Academy natators. At the end of the season, due to the improvement of the new material, they improved so that the final meet with Connecticut State turned out to be the most exciting seen in these parts for quite some time. Through the entire meet the lead shifted back and forth with the final result hinging on the resul: of the free-style relay. Connecticut ' s eight points in the relay brought the score to 59 — 32 in their favor. Lieutenant Day and Coaches Erickson and Aguiar claim we ' ll have a better season next year. Prins will cap- tain the team. r JI . r TIDE RIPS RIFLE RIFLE continued to gain prominence as the team shot its way through another season. Competing again in the " New England Intercollegiate League " the riflemen finished the schedule in third place, losing only to M. I. T. and Yale who finished first and second in the league standing. The league, as the name indicates, is composed of college rifle teams in New England and is a part of the " National Intercollegiate Rifle Associa- tion " with headquarters in Washington, D. C, to which all the scores are sent. The high spot of the season was the regional meet of the National IntercoUegiates which was held at the Academy range. Fourteen teams from the northeastern section of the country gathered at the Academy in a shoulder-to-shoulder meet for regional and National honors. The Cadet riflemen placed fifth in the preliminary scoring and later moved up to fourth when rk the official scoring was completed at headquarters. N. Y. U., Yale, and West Point led the scoring in that ., order. The continuous success of the rifle team during the past few seasons has undoubtedly been due to the great interest of Lt. Commander Wood and the able teaching of Coach Alligood, whose well known ability and wide ex- perience have made him invaluable. The team will be hard hit at graduation by the loss of Captain Couser, Ellis, Ottinger, Muzzy, and Wilcox, all veterans. FOR k:iiu «a.?i4 BASEBALL THE first season of Academy baseball, as more or less expected, proved unsuccessful from the standpoint of games won and lost — or perhaps we should just say games lost, for they all were except for the tie at five all with Norwich. However, the true design was accomplished in that baseball was finally established as a sport at the Academy. With the limited time available for practice and for the playing of a schedule it was not expected that the first season in particular would produce any great success and effort was directed more towards getting the sport under way and building for the future than any- thing else. The team played a nine game schedule including Rhode Island State, Lowell Textile, Norwich U., Connecticut State, Boston U., Wesleyan, American International College, and Colby University. The hardest defeat of the program to take was a slugfest with American International which was lost 17 — 15 in the last inning. The schedule as made up for this year includes Amer- ican International, Norwich, Trinity, Lowell, Boston. Am- herst, Worcester, Connecticut, and Wesleyan. This year ' s team under the leadership of Blouin and Smith, co-captains, seems headed for the better things in life as evidenced by the first game of the current season which turned out to be a 23 — extravaganza at the ex- pense of American International. It looks as though Coach Merriman ' s building is bringing results. INTERCLASS SPORTS IN the past few years there has been a decided upward trend to the interest shown in interclass sports as a result of the established schedule of events and the prizes for the entire competition and for each sport. The basketball and pulling boat trophies have been in competition for a number of years and this year the Class of 1931 presented a trophy for the class winning the boxing tournament. With these as incentives and the Monogram Club Plaque as the ultimate aim, the four classes have battled each other throughout the year. The interclass competition is reserved for the tyros, the varsity men in each sport bemg ineligible for interclass competition in that sport. Soccer, cross-country, basketball, boxing, swimming, rifle, handball, baseball, rowing, sailing and tennis furnish variety enough to satisfy all hands. In the 1934-35 competition 1936 trampled the opposition under foot and finished the year with a top-heavy score of 421 2 points to 26 for 1937, 191 2 for 1938 and 10 for 1935. A clean sweep of the events staged during " Grad Week " cinched the " Plaque " for the second successive year. However, with the 1935-36 schedule about half over to date of this writing, the picture is considerable different with ' 36 in the trailing position and ' 38 on top followed by ' 37 and ' 39 in that order. The order of finish is still very much in doubt, though, and while some may predict it, no one can tell. T I V I T I E S - ACTIVITIES ON THE GREAT LAKES PEOPLE not living near the them, are prone to underestimate both the size and temper of those bodies of water known as the Great Lakes. It should be recognized that the lakes are in reality seas and at times present all problems which are encountered at sea. It follows only naturally from this that the Coast Guard should be established in these localities just as it is on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Such is the case, for the service maintains the same type equipment, in every respect, on the lakes as it does on the sea. All along the shore there are Coast Guard stations maintaining beach patrols and rendering every imaginable kind of assistance. Cutters of the smaller types and numerous patrol boats are based at strategic points ready to go to the aid of distressed vessels and boats. Specially constructed cutters are stationed on the Lakes to break up the ice which so effectively ties up shipping in the winter months. A constant watch and patrol is maintained against smuggling from the Canadian shores. In every respect the Coast Guard is equipped to " protect life and property on the lakes and enforce navigation and custom laws. The shore stations play an important part in rescue work on the lakes. Much of the coast line is rocky and frequently ships are stranded in positions where small boats cannot reach them. In such cases personnel are removed from the ships by means of the breeches buoy. This apparatus consists of a pair of heavy canvas breeches made fast to a life ring. The life preserver is carried on a pulley which runs on a large line. The line is shot to the ship from the shore, the buoy rigged and the persons hauled ashore one at a time. The apparatus may be used between two ships, and although it presents many difficulties, numerous rescues have been effected with it, not only on the Lakes, but wherever there are ships. There are few natural harbors on the Lakes, but many artificial ones. These are formed at mouths of rivers by extending piers into the Lakes and dredging channels between them. To effect an entrance in such a harbor is extremely dangerous in bad weather. As strandings and wrecks usually occur near these harbors the number of stations is not so large as if they were distributed all along the shore. At present there are sixty-two stations. Shore stations are required to conduct drills in launching boats, use of the breeches buoy, and resuscitation of the apparently drowned. By virtue of these drills, men at the stations are equip- ped to render aid to dis- tressed vessels and persons. Ife FOR 19 3 6 M »« M »! »! ' j MONOGRAM CLUB THE " Monogram Club " as originally conceived was intended to be an active organi- zation but has since in a gradual evolution become more of an honorary group, mem- bership being conferred upon those members of the Corps who earn letters in varsity sports. The activities of the year for the Club consist mainly of an election of otficers in the fall and the annual banquet after examinations in the spring. The banquet furnishes an opportunity for the athlete to reminisce a bit and is featured each year by the presence of a prominent figure in sporting circles as guest speaker. The considerable impetus given to the inter- class athletic competition during the last few years has been due for the most part to the donation by the " Monogram Club " of the plaque upon which the numerals of the class scoring the greatest number of points in the contests staked throughout the year are engraved. In the two years since the presentation of the plaque it has been won each time by the class of 1936. At the fall meeting Richey was elected president for the year, Cass vice-president, and Mcintosh secre- tary-treasurer. TIDE RIPS CADET ORCHESTRA Do you remember when your drag asked you whether the cadet orchestra was going to play? These women know good music when they hear it. That ' s why she accepted the date when you telephoned, or did you think it was your personality? For when the Admirals " blow in here, and the music goes round and round, " you just nat- urally feel terpsichoric or something — especially if you are " Truckin ' " with the " Beau- tiful Lady in Blue. " These boys never make sour notes. No, that ' s just wierd melody. They really put their souls into their work. Well, if not their souls, at least their talent and their study and recreation time. They don ' t play in the band because they can ' t get dates. Remember how sore you were when your girl asked you who that good-looking sax player was? They really are hiding their virile personalities and remaining misogynists (Red Mikes to you, Kay-det) just for the love of their art. Were they college boys, they would belong to the union and would be demanding five dollars apiece for every 9 to 12 informal, but all this band wants is the money to buy tliose new numbers you requested — it will ju.st be charged to " Dance and Incidentals. " Mais ils ont les difficultes. Each I ' ' ebriiary brings vacancies in their ranks. These casualties are filled capably by members of the Academy Band. Indeed the cadet orchestra does deserve much credit. A seventeen gun salute and four ruffles to the Admirals. FOR 1936 » m I 1 THE DANCE COMMITTEE WEBSTER defines a gentleman as, " a man of gentle or refined manners; a well- bred man of fine feelings. " Upon examining the latter phrase which would seem more inclusive of the two well-bred is defined as " refined in manners; cultivated " So, in summation, a gentleman is a man cultivated, refined in manners and of fine feelings. It is not the purpose of this article to dissertate upon the qualities of a gentleman, but rather to show how through social functions such as dances it is endeavored to inculcate these qualities particularly that of refined manners into the embryo officers during their course at the Academy. Upon entering the Academy each fourth classman is instructed in ballroom dancing, and the fundamentals of social etiquette. With this preliminary training he is given opportunity through his four years at the Academy to expand upon these rudiments by means of required attendance at every social function to which he is invited. In the main these functions during the academic term consist of formal and informal dances. In order for these to be successful in their double purpose, it is necessary that a number of seemingly trivial yet absolutely necessary details be carried out. This duty devolves upon the Dance Committee consisting of two members from each of the three upper classes. It is they who provide the background and setting for the social picture. Their work is taken as a matter of course and consequently is little appreciated. But they are repaid for all their work when it is the general consensus of opinion of the corps that it was a " swell dance. " TIDE RIPS RING COMMITTEE EACH class at the Academy has a distinctive ring which is worn only by members of that class. This ring is worn at all times by graduates of the Academy and serves to identify them with the service and the Academy. In order to carry out these functions, the Academy seal is placed on one side of the ring and the class seal on the other. Designing a ring such as this is no mean task. It must be distinctive, symbolic of the service, and pleasing to the eye. During our third class year a committee was ap- pointed and after many hours spent trying to please everyone, brought forth the design for our miniatures. We liked this so well that only two minor changes were made in designing our Academy rings. The class seal side of the ' 36 ring is shown below. The Academy ring has become a tradition. In carrying on this tradition, the class of 1936 has added a ring of beauty and distinction, a ring that that we are all proud to FOR 19 3 6 RUNNING LIGHT FOR the general information of the incoming fourth class, the Cadet Corps pub- hshes a small handbook called the " Running Light. " This little book contains all of the customs, traditions, and rules which govern the life of a Cadet as well as short his- tories of the Coast Guard and the Academy. The Editor of the book is chosen from the second class and is assisted by members of the third and fourth classes. This staff is under the direction and supervision of a faculty advisor, but the work of collection and preparing the material is handled entirely by the staff. Owing to the varied and comprehensive nature of its contents, the prepara- tion of the " Running Light " presents no small amount of work. Last year plans for publishing a standard form of the Running Light were made. This standardization will greatly lower the cost of the book and will give just as com- plete a resume of Cadet Life as before. This year the " Swabs ' Helpmate " will be pub- lished in the form which it will keep for the next five years. The most important sections of the Running Light are the " Swab Rules, " a list of " musts " and " must nots, " and " Customs. " a set of traditions which govern t he behavior of Cadets under certain circumstances. If the admonitions of the Running Light are read thoroughly and heeded, the new Cadet may be sure that his " burden will be lightened. " If this little book is of any assistance to the new fourth class and if, because of its wisdom, life as a fourth classman is made easier, the staff will consider its handiwork a success, and " Ye Editor " will enter into the happy hunting ground where all good editors long to live. TIDE RIPS R. J. Laffertv Sport! Ed, lor «■. B. E1.IJ TIDE RIPS WELL, here it is — for a while we didn ' t think you ' d see this until long after the class of ' 36 was forgotten, but never daunted, we present the ultra ultra of the Tide Rips, the quintessence of perfection in this long line of annuals. It ' s good, it ' s better than good, yea verily, it is good! Just ask usl Seriously, though, a book like this requires an awful lot of work. It takes many people, willing to give up valuable time and a few places in Seniority, to see it through. The glory falls to the Editor, but for the most part undeservedly. He is the chief bag holder and suffers many sleepless nights; however, alone, he ' d be lost. ■ i % ri C. R. Bender H imor Editor 176 FOR 19 3 6 p. E. Trimble Adicilisnig C. H. Teague, Jr. Bitiiitess Mj i.tgci C R. COUSER CnculMwti Back in the fall sometime, Nick Hurley, who was ongmally the Editor, conceived and planned Tide Rips 1936. In February, when he decided to leave the Academy, someone else had to carry on. Then Robert Wheatley, the advertising manager, left. About this time things ahead looked pretty black, so the whole staff was juggled, a couple of new names added, and work begun in earnest. Hurley and Wheatk-y did a great deal of work and we wish they could have stayed to see the book finished. Nov ' , kind readers. We hope you all like it. task is done; the fate of our " lirst published " lies with you. TIDE RIPS Thf Forelop $la THE FORETOP DURING the past year tlie Fniclnp continued its gradual development until it attained its present form. After hours and hours of thought, the editors arrived at the conclusion that its present size was most suitable for the Academy (and its Pocket- book). U nusually great interest was shown the past year in the sheet, as is evidenced by a large staff of eager workers. Each class is not only represented but has aspirants for various key jobs. The staff has good men for all types of work and is so well organized that the future of the Foretop seems assured in spite of great financial disturbances. Even though the news may be a little late at times and its editorial appear a trifle too much censored, the real value of the Foretop to the corps is as a record of the current events and as a " dyed in the wool " dirt sheet. Many new features were added this year to make the paper even more interesting, among them is the Society Column written as only the best society columns are. Notices of Firstclass ' At Homes, Reunion of Bolles-wood Briars, etc., give the real dope on the 125. In spite of all its deficiencies, the Forelop has fulfilled a real need in the building of a new Corps in a new place, and has furnished some fun to its readers and a lot ot fun to those who give their spare time to it. R U I S E © " LAW ENFORCEMENT THE Revenue Cutter Service was established, at the suggestion of Alexander Hamilton, in 1790 to enforce the Customs and Tonnage laws. The officers in the service were " deemed officers of the Customs " and the service had only one duty — that of enforcing law. In 1915 Congress consolidated the Revenue Cutter Service and Life Saving Service under the name of Coast Guard. The duties of the new service were primarily law enforcement and protection of life and property on the seas. Many new and entirely different functions have been added to the two original duties, but the Coast Guard is still, first, a law enforcement organization and second, a humanitarian service protecting life and property at sea. The enforcement of customs laws in connection with the Customs Service is one of the most extensive activities of the service. While in early years this was coupled with the collection of " tonnage duties, " it has resolved itself primarily into the prevention of smuggling. This work is generally carried on by patrol boats, picket boats, and harbor craft of the inshore patrol, though the cruising cutters at times aid in the apprehension of smugglers. Information as to the whereabouts of suspected vessels is obtained through the Intelligence Units, patrol, and co-operation with shore stations and Customs officials. The essential duty is stopping and searching; pursuit, capture, or sinking of boats violating the law; and arrest of the violators. The officers of the Coast Guard board vessels to examine documents and papers in the performance of their duties in connection with the enforcement of navigation and motor boat laws. While Coast Guard officers are officers of the Customs, they only act as such in the absence of members of the Customs Service. Any vessel or station of the Coast Guard may enforce Customs Laws when neces- sary. The air service has proven a valuable asset in spotting smugglers, the wide application of radio in the service has facilitated the organization and control of patrol boats, and the addition of faster ships and boats to the equipment of the Service has enabled Coast Guard to seize the most modern law breaking vessels. During the era of prohibition the Service was charged with suppressing the liquor smuggling as a part of its revenue law enforcement duties. This became one of its most extensive operations. Now that prohibition has been repealed, the activity has somewhat subsided, but the present high import tax makes it necessary to continually wage war on the " rum runners. " ( I FOR 1936 This world was made for men to see And ships were made to sail And so we roam the ocean free Before the favoring gale. When skies are bright our hearts are ght And storms do not dismay Blow it high or low the sailors know It blows us on our way. Roll boys, well roll away On the waters of the ocean blue. Roll away, we ' ll roll across the sea From the coast of Barbary To the shores of Timbuctoo. Roll boys, we ' ll roll away On the waters of the ocean blue. Heave Ho! We ' re foreign bound We will sail the world around And then we ' ll all sail home again . i TIDE RIPS GRAD WEEK FRIDAY morning saw the graduation festivities off to a fine start. Sailing races, crew- races, and a tennis tournament were held with the second class taking all three and retaining the Interclass plaque which they won last year. Formal retreat at sundown was followed by the Ring Dance at nine. Sweet music, beautiful girls, elaborate decora- tions — the nicest dance in our three years at the Academy. Competitive drill Saturday morning with " A " company winning the Company Drill and the second Platoon of " B " company, the Platoon Drill. That night the Alumni Banquet brought the First Class and the Officers together at the Norwich Inn. Sunday afternoon at four we paraded down to Billard Hall in Full Dress to hear the Baccalaureate Sermon delivered by Chaplain Markle, U. S. N. The day was warm and sunny and was closed with a Formal Retreat at sundown. Monday — Graduation Day! New Londoners and Cadets ' relatives crowded Billard Hall to see the First Class, in Monkey Jackets and white trou, become Ensigns, U. S. C. G. Graduation Exercises at two in the afternoon with Mr. Butler, the District Attorney for Connecticut, delivering the Address. When the prizes had been awarded to the select few, Commissions were given to the new Ensigns by Admiral Hamlet. Grad Hop at nine and lasting until two-thirty with Clyde Sherman ' s sweet music . . . the new Ensigns in tails with one broad stripe . . . everyone happy ... a grand closing for a grand Grad ' Week. So endeth this year. Just one more year for us, the Class of 1936, before we too will don a broad stripe and end our careers as Cadets. ■ . FOR 1936 TIDE RIPS NtptNuia R..X .wd Ha Com. THE CRUISE OF 1935 Cape May, New Jersey Buenos Aires, Argentine Hamilton. Bermuda Montevideo, Uruguay Port of Spain, Trinidad San Salvador (Bahia) Brazi Rio de Janeiro, Brazil St. Thomas, Virgin Islands New London Connecticut 52 Days at Sea. 36 Days in Port 13,906 Miles Cru sed FOR 1936 ' HOTEL ,. lUTERnACIOflAL BSS TIDE RIPS Cape May, New Jersey, Ju Dear Janet: Here we are in Cape May, miles from civili- zation, surrounded only by marshes, fog and mos- quitoes — and are these New Jersey mosquitoes big ! Woody and Bub Boyce, hardened Jerseyites, are used to them, but the rest of us take an awful Dummy Run! beating. It ' s been nearly two weeks since we left good old New London, but it seems like two years. We are in an entirely different environment, living in wooden barracks, sixteen of us in one room, sleeping on narrow beds, and going out on the flat New Jersey marshes every day to shoot into the ocean. We ' ve been shooting rifles, pistols, machine guns, and Tommy Guns. For relaxation we usually play baseball, poker, and eat ice cream. Most of us get to go out on Patrol in the C. G. planes and handle the controls. We get a big kick out of it. Day after tomorrow we sail for Bermuda. Time is dragging. The longer I ' m away, the more I miss you. I ' m waiting only for the time when we sail back into New London harbor and I see you waiting for me there. Only yours. ReuJy on ibc Right— Re dy on the Ltft—Comm.iu,- Firing FOR 1936 TIDE RIPS Hamilton, Bermuda, June 20, 1935. - ■ ' ' Dear Alice: Bermuda — little green islands surrounding and surrounded by the bluest water you ever saw, making a perfect background for sharply outlined, pure white sails. Hamilton is the town nearest our anchorage — Liberty Pjrty sleepy, quiet, and beautiful — horses, wagons and bi- cycles are the only means of transportation, since automobiles are forbidden. Time is turned back fifty years here in many respects. Five days we stay in this place and only five dollars spending money. I haven ' t seen any pretty girls, but that ' s probably because they can ' t hold a candle to you. I guess I ' m prejudiced. I ' m an engineer for the first part of the cruise. We took an engine apart to fix it and it took so long I lost a couple of hours of liberty. Pretty tough I All we do is work, work, work. On one liberty party. Bub threw the crank overboard and couldn ' t start the engine. Bruce and I went bicycle riding all over the island. It got dark, Bruce ' s flashlight went out (all Bermudians have flashlights) and we were stopped by a cop. You can ' t get by without a flashlight. We had a swimming meet and a dance at the Princess Hotel. It was pretty nice. They even had some good-looking girls. Off for Trinidad Saturday. The cruise is getting monotonous and I ' m dreaming of wide, shady streets and a Southern drawl. The prospect of Sep Leave with you is the only nice thing about this cruise. Don ' t forget, you have a date the eighth of September with Your, FOR 1936 TIDE RIPS Port of Spain, Trinidad June 2S, 1935 Dear Helen: Coming into Port of Spain we sailed past tall moun- tains, all green and tropical-looking; startling in their closeness after seeing nothing but open sea for five days, jim Goei Njiire [ j sending us the earthy smell of land and trees and flowers ; darn sweet in contrast to the usual salt odor of sea air. We went sightseeing first thing. Most of the sixty-five thousand inhabitants are negroes and it sounds very strange to hear everyone speaking English in such a foreign atmosphere. The climate is very hot and humid, and business is slow and unimportant. Went out to an asphalt lake about fifty miles away, and it was interesting to see the natural asphalt bubbling and oozing up over acres of black ground. All they do is cut it out like cheese and boil it and send it away on ships. On the drive out, there were about ten cars full of cadets and a couple of cases of beer. What a party! On the way back, a native showed us how he got the cocoanuts down. He put a sort of loop around himself and the bole of the tree, stuck a small machette in his mouth, and walked nonchalantly up the tree ! Bruce and Jimmy were soon trying it. Everybody had a swell time. Tomorrow we sail for Rio. Fifty-four days till I see you again — it seems an awful long time to me. Your own. Was Awjully Ho 192 TIDE RIPS En route Rio de Janeiro July 6, 1935 Dear Esther: We ' re roUin ' down to Rio — not flying. We ' ve had a beam sea ever since leaving Trinidad, and it ' s been so bad that we ' ve had to eat standing up, most of the time. In the Siocki j j ] q. jfjij jj g other day. Imagine stopping in the middle of the sea, tive hundred miles from nowhere, to go splashing about in a little white boat! We crossed the Equator the morning of July fourth, and had a little initiation. King Neptune and his retinue came over the bow and made shellbacks of us by giving us a shave, haircut, tonic, electric impulse, ducking, and thorough paddling with wooden paddles — a nice, gentle little initiation. Finally, we mutinied and dumped the King and followers into the tank. We haven ' t very much work to do. Only collision, man overboard, fire, and boat drills, general quarters, seamanship notebooks and quizzes, (I haven ' t passed a quiz yet. See what you do to me.), blinker and semaphore drill. Ordnance, Radio, Civilization, Engineering, and si.x sun and star sights per day. We ' re going to ask permission to take Psychology and Art to keep us busy. Maybe then, I wouldn ' t be kept busy by my thoughts of you that pester me and keep me from gettine my much-needed sleep. . ,. b ' r Love from. FOR 1936 TIDE RIPS Rio de Janeiro, July 12, 1935. Dear Lois: Rio at last! Tuesday morning we rolled in past Sugar Loaf Mountain, stood up past the Brazilian iSJaval Academy, and docked right smack in front of the main street, Avenida Rio Branco. This is the The IC ' j Vf ChriM place! Beautiful streets, beaches, mountains, flowers and butterflies. Good food is cheap and souvenirs are reasonable. We went on a long tour. Red, Buck and I, in a big Cadillac, and saw Copacabana Beach, banana plantations, palms, orange trees, parks, and much beautiful scenery. Most impressive of all is the " White Christ, " a white statue of Christ, one hundred and thirty-five feet high, with arms outstretched, standing on the top of Corcovada, a tall mountain near Rio. This is the most beautiful harbor, and one of the most restful cities we have ever seen. Just looked up from writing to see Woody coming in through the porthole — says he ' s hunting for some cards to play " Solitude. " Boots is trying to make him go to bed, but he won ' t. Such goings on ! How I wish you could be with me. The more beautiful things I see, the more I miss you. But, when we have our date on September ninth, I ' ll see the most beautiful sight Lve seen since this cruise began — you. Your own. The H.,rh„y ot lU FOR 1936 Pao d ' Assucar Botanical Gardens TIDE RIPS Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 21, 1935 Dear Jinny: It ' s winter time down here and as cold as New London in October. The city is almost as modern as American cities and much more so than most European. It has night clubs and everything — the streets are wide and straight, and the prices higher than in Rio because the exchange isn ' t so good. The street cars run so close to the sidewalks that we have to watch out or get knocked down. The American Club of Buenos Aires gave us a dance; music by a real American orchestra. We all had a swell time and met some nice girls. Some of us who had dates went to a night club afterwards and danced. These night clubs have two orchestras — one jazz, one tango — which alternate every fifteen or twenty minutes. This life is lots of fun. Dinner at night never starts before nine thirty, and they always have tea about four or five in the afternoon. The main square is named Plaza Mayo, on one side of which is the President ' s Palace. A ll around is the business district, with even a few skyscrapers. Buenos Aires is one hundred and twenty miles up the La Plata River, which is more than seventy-five miles wide at the mouth. To end things up, we had a reception on the Cayuga, but it was pretty tame after the " American Club " affair. Tomorrow we sail for Montevideo. The girls I met down here think I ' m a Red Mike. I didn ' t tell them about you. Or about our date for September tenth. Your Love, FOR 1936 TIDE RIPS Montevideo, Uruguay, July 28, 1935. Dear Ruth: I had the 8 to 12 cox ' n of the watch, coming into this place the other day, and it was cold as blue blazes. We are tied up close to the Pan-American Airship Station. The air service thruout South America is superb. This letter I am sending air mail will cost me only about twenty-five cents, and will reach you in about a week. If I sent it by boat, it would probably take about a month. I ' d beat the letter to U. S. This city isn ' t quite as nice as B. A. nor as modern. We had a bus ride around the city, saw some parks, and a good view from a fort across the bay. Some of us went to the Swift Packing Plant and saw some wholesale slaughter of steers. It takes ten minutes from the time they get the steer upon the carpet to the time he is packed in the icebox. We get swell steak dinners for fifty cents, the best steak I ' ve ever eaten. And does it taste good after ship ' s chow! We were given a dance in a cold hotel, with modernistic paintings for decoration, and no drinks. The highlight of the evening was Bruce ' s soulful rendition of " I Only Have Eyes for You, " to his girl ' s picture while standing under a street light in the middle of the city. Another reception on board ship before leaving. All the important diplomats are invited, and we stand around and make ourselves useful. Twenty-four days till we get back to U. S. A. We never know how much we miss it until we leave. Don ' t forget our date for September 1 1 — the quickest I can get to New York. With all Love, TIDE RIPS Bahia, Brazil August 6, 1936. Dear Mildred: Here we are in Bahia, next to last stop before North America. It feels good to be getting back that way. We had a smooth six day trip up from Monte, with lots of Navigation, Radio, Ordnance, boat drill and Suiting on the Bay quizzes. We are going mad. The dock is packed with salesmen selling cigars, shells, pottery, monkeys, and parrots. Cliff got 14 oranges for a very old pair of shoes and Bruce got 25 for a can of cigarettes. Another dance for us, at Bahia ' s tennis club. We met some nice girls and had a good time — but the trouble around here is that the girls can ' t go anywhere without a chaperone — old Spanish custom. We were given a free trolley tour all around this Portuguese speaking city of three hundred thousand. The buildings look Moorish and very old, and the city is not nearly as modern as the other South American cities we ' ve seen. The heat is terrific and the palms and tropical flowers tell us we ' re near the equator. This is our last stop in South America. Tomorrow we head for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, with each day bringing me nearer you again. It seems ages since we said good- bye. But now it will soon be " hello " again. - . 19 3 6 TIDE RIPS En route Virgin Islands August 13, 1935 Dear Jeanette, Tiz Tuesday, and in two days we reach our last port before New London. The weather has been swell all the way up — except the first day out. (I got sick that day — " ' ' • ' • " gave a shark my breakfast). Most of us sleep on deck and watch the stars and moon swing by before we go to sleep. The Southern Cross is getting lower and lov er, and the Big Dipper is climbing up out of the sea to northward. Our favorite pastime is awning drill and it ' s gotten so that we furl and unfurl in our sleep. Beat drill is lots of fun, too. Just when we come alongside the O. D. kicks the Cayuga astern and v e find ourselves fifty yards away in no time. We ' re making sixteen knots to arrive in St. Thomas on time and we don ' t object at all. (Excuse me w hile I climb out of the fog made by Wilcox and his cigar.) Ah — now I ' m out on deck — the clear air smells good. I ' m wondering what you ' re doing and if you miss me. " ' ou ' ve been in my thoughts a lot. Good old Massachusetts seems to be calling me back, even though I may not like to admit it. But we ' ll see about that September twelfth when we have that date I ' ve been looking forward to for so long. Until then, FOR 1936 " • ' . " ' ShnnlniK tin S TIDE RIPS St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, August 16, 1935. It won ' t be long now! Just to hear people talking in the good old American lan- guage, after two months of Spanish and Portuguese, gives us a big thrill. Well, we sailed into the harbor of St. Thomas yesterday at eight, drifted up near the U. S. C. G. Unalga, dropped the hook, and blew the whistle so hard it stuck. Finally all the steam blew out of the boilers via the whistle, so the sound died out, leaving every- one looking sheepish. And so we fixed it, and just to make sure it was fixed we blew it again and it stuck again! At eleven the Governor came aboard to the tune of eight sideboys and four rutfles; and after him the mail with a swell letter from you. I ' m afraid the Governor didn ' t get the attention he deserved. Went ashore this afternoon and found a small, warm, one-horse town full of friendly negroes, few whites, no souvenirs, and lots to drink. Also swell swimming. Skid and Nicky were sampling the drinks, so I thought I ' d have a try. I guess mixing drinks isn ' t so good. I was up on the side of the mountain, at the Bluebeard Hotel sitting around talking to Jim and Bub and Bruce, when the good old moon climbed up over the top of the hills and set me to thinking of you again. Always your inamorate (lover, honey). 206 FOR A Typictl N.. Seanunihif! Quiz i We Felt at He. IFV 4 !ssg TIDE RIPS Gardiner ' s Bay, Long Island, August 28, 1935. Dear Jane: It ' s the end of the Cruise! In two days we ' ll be on leave — no more rolling and pitching, no more cramped quarters and cruise chow, not another quiz. It ' s a grand and glorious feeling. As far as shooting goes, we ' ve done ourselves proud this year. Last week we steamed off Long Island, with the Sebago as escort, and shot S. R. B. P., filling the targets full of holes and making the highest cadet score in history. Both 5 " and 3 " guns made Expert. Score 142. Red and Epley covered themselves with honor by slapping four hits through the target in 13 seconds with the 3 " gun. That is shooting. As is usual in Gardiner ' s Bay, we ' ve had rain and fog more than half the time. I don ' t think they ever have good weather out here. For these last few days we ' ll be cruising around on the Dobbin and patrol boats, learning how to handle ships and engines. It ' s much more fun than staying on the Cayuga. Only one or two officers, no inspections, no necessity for staying clean, and no studying or other mental exertion to bother us. Finally we ' ll sail up the Thames some morning very soon, unpack our gear, and shove off on 20 days leave. Leave! It ' s hard to realize there is such a thing after being so far from it so long. Three months is a long time — I ' m wondering if you ' ve changed since we said goodby before the cruise — I know I haven ' t. So I ' ll be seeing you in less than a week. Love, m Dobbin Under Sitil «■ SPINDRIFT ' - " ' m ALASKA THE Coast Guard has become an all-important factor in the lives of the people in Alaska. In addition to performing its regular duties of law enforcement and the protection of life and property at sea, the service has many specific functions in this territory. In many of the far north- ern places, the Coast Guard furnishes the only medical aid, the only mail service, and the only legal administrative services that are available. The enforcement of laws for the protection of seal herds, which were nearly extinct a few years ago, is another of the numerous functions of the Coast Guard. As the service is the only organization equipped for such work additional duties have been given it from time to time, so that now it provides all marine police protection in Alaskan waters. While the law enforcement duties are numerous, the humanitarian services rendered by the Coast Guard outnumber the actual cases where law enforcement is involved. The continuous aid offered to the people of Alaska, particularly those living in the northernmost parts has endeared the Service to them. Every year they anxiously await the arrival of cutters bringing them mail and medicinal supplies. The doctors and dentists work continually during the short stops in each port. Marriages are performed and courts held. In general the Coast Guard carries civilization to the far North. In order to carry out the tasks assigned it, the Service maintains stations and ships on the Alaskan coast. Ships are stationed at Juneau, Ketchikan, and Cordova and operate as units in the Seattle Division. Patrols are organized and function similarly to those on the Coasts of the United States. During the summer months a special patrol, known as the Bering Sea Fleet, is organized of ships in the San Francisco and Seattle Divisions. This fleet, usually composed of nine or ten vessels, makes its headquarters at Unalaska, Alaska and carries out the usual functions of the Coast Guard. One specially constructed vessel, the NORTHLAND, operating as part of the fleet, cruises as far north as the Arctic Sea. The NORTHLAND was constructed in 1927 to replace the old Cutter BEAR which had made cruises to the Arctic since 1885. Built as a whaler in 1874, the BEAR served for forty-three years as the " " Good Samaritan " to ves- sels and people in the Arctic regions. Her fame will always live with these people. Further duties as surveying harbors, channels, and rivers are given to the Coast Guard. The information thus found is used to correct charts and make naviga- tion safer in Alas- kan waters. FOR 19 3 6 EXCERPTS FROM CONDUCT BOOK 1936 Name Offense Shoemaker Unseamanlike in manne Kniskern Unmilitary in manner Leising Conduct indecorous Totman Careless performance of duty Potter Not observing study hour Smith Conduct indecorous Finnegan Untidy in dress Henderson Attempting to deceive Schereschewsky Inattention to regs Hyslop Unmilitary in conduct Weaver Room in disorder Fowler Careless in performing ordinary duty Waring Conduct to the prejudice of good or- der and discipline Smith Disorderly conduct Boyce Unmilitary in manner Angus Art. 5}1 Brodie Art. 531 Wolfe Creating disturbance after taps Muzzy Unmilitary- in manner Engel Angus Frazer Sanders X ' aesche Ellis Green Swabbo Unmilitary conduct Unmilitary conduct Room in disorder Room in disorder Conduct indecorous Conduct indecorous Conduct indecorous Conduct indecorous Neglect of ordinary duty Neglect of duty Expectorating to windward with obvious results. Chewing gum while in boat. Eating banana on dock with hat on back of head. Applying brass polish to woodwork. Gazing out of window. Dancing in an ungentlemanly manner. Soap in ear. Covering windows and transom open- ings, as to give impression that lights were out. Colored underwear. Playing with silverwear while at mess. Miniature statue on book shelf. Dropping Gym key in river. Reading a novel during laboratory pe- riod when he should have been study- ing. Walking in ape fashion. Radio set concealed in room. Selfishly reserving phone booth, prevent- ing others from phoning. Loud humming after taps. Walking in a sloppy manner. Using fire hose in cadet barracks and leaving water about on decks, there being no fire or drill. Singing while on way to class. Singing while on way to class. Motto not straight. Dirty rug and dirty picture on shelf. Laughing, snickering and talking while platoon was being inspected for caps. Sleeping in chapel. Owl in room. Stroking a cat while at formation. Eleven degrees off course. Dirty sweepdown. TIDE RIPS S Ho ' fe to Fi sf Classmen : -This SivJ iUi The La -c|(Psf BiU . Break, break, break On thy cold gray stones, O sea ; But I bet you could break for forty years And not be as broke as me. I wish I were a kangaroo, Despite his funny stances: I ' d have a place to put the junk My girl brings to the dances. She was so young and fair to see, I took her for a ride; The old bus rattled jerkily To moonlit countryside. Romance was in the air, and called Beguiling her and me. When suddenly the motor stalled ; But, dammit, so did she! FOR 19 3 6 Joe: " I can ' t eat this soup. " Waiter: " Sorry, I ' ll call the manager. " Joe (to manager) : " This soup, I can ' t eat it. " Manager: " I ' ll take care of it at once. Call the chef. " Joe (to chef) : " Dammit, I can ' t eat this soup. " Chef: ' " What ' s the matter with it? " Joe: " Nothing, only I ain ' t got a spoon. " Westerner: " If you want to know how tough I am, stranger, just look at that fist of mine! Why, I stepped right up to a b ' ar the other day and pounded it to pieces. Stranger: " A mahogany bar.- " " Westerner: " No, a grizzly ba ' r. " " Why didn ' t you trump your oppo- nent ' s ace last night? " " I didn ' t have the heart. " Irate Parent: " I ' ll teach you to make love to my daughter, sir. " Young Man: " I wish you would, old boy; I ' m not making much headway. " First Nurse: " I can ' t leave my patient alone for a minute. " Second Nurse: " Is he so bad? " First Nurse: " No, but the other nurses are. " " I spent the better part of the last sum- mer in the hospital. " " You devil. I ' ll bet you had the pret- tiest nurse of the floor. " " Don ' t be a dope. I was too sick to wrestle. " " Won ' t you give me a part in your new show? I ' m the girl you made love to in Havana last winter, " declared a cho- rine. To which the producer murmured, " I ' m sorry, your face is familiar, but I just can ' t place you. " TIDE RIPS THE WOOD-ELLIS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION for the study of HOME ECONOMICS takes pardonable pride and pleasure in announcing that YOU have been selected as one of the few participants in the FIRST ANNUAL FUDGE MAKING CONTEST sponsored by the foundation. The contest will continue indefinitely so that nmnerons samples may be received. The decisions will he based upon quantity, but — inferior ingredients will not be tolerated. The decisions of the judges will be final. ADDRESS THE FOUNDATION— Room 217— CHASE HALL The keeper of the Celestial Gate asked from within who the first applicant might be. " It ' s me, " a voice replied, and St. Peter bade him come in. Another knock. Another question. " Whose there ' " Another answer, " It ' s me. " " Come in! " Then another sharp tap. " Who ' s there? " asked St. Peter. " It is I, " a voice replied. " Another of those darned school teachers! " grumbled St. Peter. —Tid Bits. ' Lay down, pup, lay down! " ordered the man. " Good doggie, lay down, I say! ' You ' ll have to say lie down. That ' s a Boston terrier! " — American Humorist. " Did yer git anything? " whispered the burglar on the ground, as his pal emerged from the window. " Naw, the bloke wot lives here is a lawyer, " replied the other in disgust. " Hard luck, " said the first " Did you lose anything? " — Answers. When a man has a birthday he seldom takes a day off, but when a woman has one she usually takes a year off. FOR 19 3 6 This page has been especially prepared for those who dislike puns. You may have the excruciating pleasure of tearing it out. Clock watchers killing time: If a China- man sits in a dentist ' s chair, what time is it? Tooth hurty. Or if his tent blows away, it ' s tent wenty. — Ballyhoo. Cemetery Overseer, to Assistant: " That fellow over there looks like he has one foot in the grave. " Assistant: " Yes, he ' s digging it. " Overseer: " But isn ' t that the location of an old grave? " Assistant: " It is. " Overseer: " That ' s a dirty dig. By the way, how many dead people have we here now? " Assistant: " All of them. Folks are just dying to get in. " you First Classman: " Mister, how do tie a bowline? " Fourth Classman: " Sir, I don ' t know knotting. " First: " Must you use a double nega- tive? Where ' s your grammar? " Fourth: " Home with grandpa, sir. " " Women are all right, but there ' s only one course for a man to follow if he wants to remain happy. " " Hmm-m. that ' s singul.ir. " " Why don ' t they have insane asylums in Arabia? " " Because there are nomad people there. " " What kind of clothing did grandma wear when she was young ' " " Whoops, my dear. " He was bored to death. His best friend was telling him joke after joke. But every one was a pun. And how he did dislike hearing puns. Had no use for them whatsoever. " Here ' s another good one. You ' ll like this. A customer asked for a yard of pork and the butcher gave him three pigs feet. Isn ' t that funny? Now here ' s another. " " Wait, wait! Is it another pun? " " Yes. " " Now I ask you. Is it right to pumsh me this way? " " Do you mean to say that when Sandy takes you to dinner he forgets he ' s Scotch? " inquired the brunette. And the blonde sighed, " Yes, he goes Dutch. " " Vandal pours tar into mail boxes, " reads a headline. Another case of black- mail. Sign in library: " Only low talk per- mitted here. " A maid accosted the doorman of a swanky London club. " Please, will you give this to Mr. Smith, " she said, handing him a letter. " Is he a fellow? " " Oh, no, he ' s a gentleman. " " Liquor is cheaper in the United Statesh? " Sir James pointed out. " Why does Smith always comb his hair pompadour style? " " Oh, he likes his comb so well that he refuses to part with it. " TIDE RIPS Naval Recruiting Officer: " Have you ever been on water before? " Proud New Gob: " Yep, along with a little bread. " " Why did you send that poor boy back for your cold cream. He ' ll never find it. " " I only want to get the chap off my hands. " An alert looking man was gingerly picking his way along the ties of a rail- road, seemingly in search for something or someone. " What are you looking for? " inquired a curious bystander. " The president of this line, " was the answer. " But you ' ll not find him here. " " Maybe not, but I ' m on his track. " " Do you want to stop the car and eat, darling? " whispered the boy friend. Whereupon his girl friend cooed, " No, Pet. " Girl: " Will you please stop throwing refuse out of the window until I pass. " Man: " Certainly, miss. I never refuse a lady. " Show girls may have a lot of questions to answer when applying for a job, but It s just a matter of form. Do you think lace on underwear is modest or immodest? " Oh, well, it ' s just on the border. " A Westerner entered a saloon with his wife and three-year-old boy. He ordered two straight whiskies. Hey, Pa, " said the kid, " ain ' t Ma drinkmg ' " The sedan swept around the corner, against the traffic light, and struck a pe- destrian, rolling him in the gutter. After stopping the car, the owner ran back, greatly excited. " Is he dead? " he asked anxiously. " Oh, no, " laconically replied a by- stander, " merely run down. " " What kind of an instrument is that? " " A shoe horn. " " What does it play? " " Foot notes. " " Have Indians any distinct social groups? " " Sure; haven ' t you heard of those In- dian clubs? " Public Health Dental Surgeon: " Par- don me a moment, please, I must have a drill. " Cadet: " Can ' t I even have a tooth filled without a rehearsal? " " The heir to a million dollars is giv- ing a big radio party tonight. " " Well, what ' s a radio party? " " Everything is on the heir. " " There ain ' t a hotel here, " he said, " but you can sleep with the station agent. " " Sir! " she exclaimed, " I ' ll have you know that I ' m a lady. " " That ' s all right, " drawled the old man, " so is the station agent. " Americ.w Hiim orisl. Patient: " Doctor, are you sure this is pneumonia? Sometimes doctors prescribe for pneumonia and the patients die of something else. " M. D. (with dignity) : " When I pre- scribe for pneumonia, you die of pneu- monia. " — Exchange. T FOR 1936 Poets sing and songsters rave Of the blue of the sea and its rollicking wave Masefield rants of ships and the sky But Masefield ' s another kind of a guy Than I. Its rolling waves, its salty air Inspires me only to mal de mer. It gets in my eye, it stings my nose. In place of sea gull I ' ll always take crows God knows. I hate the ocean and all its inmates. With fishes I ' d never consent to be fin-mates. The very thought of it gives me nausea, I ' m only saying, in case this bores yer, To me its torture. Will you be my O. A. O. . ' Listen sisters, hearken brothers! When I say " my O. A. O. " What I mean is — One among others. Spring on the ocean! What is that noise? It ' s only the mushin ' Of sea gulls and buoys. What does a man do when his knees are bent, When his days at sea have all been spent? When his rolling gait must suit the ground Instead of a ship that the winds toss around? When his grizzled beard and his graying hair No longer blow in the salty air? How does he find romance on shore To equal the storms and the wild wind ' s roar? The answer is here. The Ensign ' s face blanches: Retired sea-captaius buy chicken ranches. TIDE RIPS LEAVING GRADUATION EXERCISES OuD CHAP,aJHI:fl.C. ORC T »E K C (fS To THe op ■ UO CK5 " She couldn ' t get a man, so she has bought a monkey and is waiting for evo- lution to take its course. " Big Game Hunter: " Keep your eye on that leopard. " Gun Carrier; " Don ' t worry, boss; he ' s spotted. " " They say a cat has nine lives, but I don ' t believe it. " ' " Well, it ' s possible. Think of the frogs that croak every night. " Wife; " Do you know what day it is? It is twenty-five years ago today we be- came engaged! " Absent-minded Professor: " Twenty-five years! Why didn ' t you remind me be- fore? It ' s high time we got married. " ' Waiter, there s i button in my soup. " Typographic d error, sir; it should lu e been mutton Fourth Class We ' ve waited long months For this great date. Now we ' ve arrived At man ' s estate. Third Class We thought the past year Would be a pipe. We hope the next Is not a gripe. Second Class Take warning, gentlemen, And cower. For as you see We ' re now in power. First Class Of all sad words Of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: remember when. TopptR, Ooes epcH MPN PLBNT rtii T R.E£S FOR 19 3 6 THE FREE LANCER HEAVILY laden with nickles he hur- ries from the mess hall as quickly as he unobtrusively can. Alas, all the booths have their receivers down. He sus- pects some have been left down by some crafty ones as an assurance of a nightly report. Cursing the ties of marriage he peruses the evening paper, keeping one hawk eye on the row of phones. Surely one of these men will be brief and soon give him an opening. At length a booth door opens; he hurries toward it, it is only a lifer getting a little air before continu- ing the tight-lipped monologue. But a second opens, and the occupant emerges, hanging up the receiver. He sinks wearily onto the seat, and the phone rings before he can touch it. Resigned, he sends the orderly for a now detested classmate. But patience is rewarded; he gets a phone, and rapidly dials the number of a blond whom he met the previous week. The blond is so sorry, she has a date. He calls 8658, and gets the dog and cat hospital. Deciding it must have been 8685, he tries that; he tries 8568, 8586, 5868, 8865— From 5688 comes the reply that she ' d just love to have a date, but she ' s going to New York this week end. An aunt died, a cold developed, a course in Spanish assumed monstrous importance, a relative visited, all within a few minutes. At dinner he carefully avoids placing the raw tips of his fingers on the table cloth, and announces to his neighbor " these married men make me sick, they never have a moment of liberty to themselves. " , vO ' f X 5ATr OCDMAM, fiRE YoO M Fourth FodiweR? Now it guishes a hei is — a rooster. can be told what distin- 1 from a duck. The answer LINES TO A UNIFORM Your brassy buttons, your gilded stripes Would suit the grandest flunkey. To think that such a gorgeous thing Was meant for just a monkey! S. and T. B- COMPANY GAINES A LAP THE DUTY OFFICER MUSES ON A WINTER ' S MORN JLL, I ' ll just crack this window and thrust out a finger to see how cold it is. Why, it ' s not cold out at all. The cadets won ' t need their peacoats on this morning run. Hmm, yes, I ' ll tell the Cadet O. D. to make the uniform whites. About time for formation now, must get into my overcoat. Where is my overcoat, anyway? I thought I left it here! Say, I ' ll have to hurry, there ' s the bugle. OH, GOD, WHERE IS MY OVERCOAT? ILL FREEZE OUT THERE IN THAT BITTER COLD IN ONLY MY BLUE SERVICE! Ahh, here it is. I ' m saved! " " W Twenty minutes out of Charing Cross station a lean, lanky Britisher, slightly in- ebriated (drunk), looked out of the win- dow, turned to one of his companions, said, " Is this Wembly? " The second Britisher, ditto blotto, re- plied, " No, it ' s Thursday. " The third Britisher, who up to this time had been silent, said, " I ' m Thursday too Let ' s have a drink. " " I can tell from the way that dad speaks that he won ' t let me marry you. " " Why, what does he say? " " No! " Old Lady: " And what time is your din- ner? " Cadet: " First call is at 5:45. " Old Lady: " But I thought you all ate together. " FOR 1936 ' F I HAD A KNIFE I COULD WHITTLE. ' TIDE RIPS ' h " Hey, can you spell ' weather ' ? " " Weaoather. How ' s that? " " Terrible! That ' s the worst spell of weather we ' ve had in a long time! " Who could be the Tom Thumb speci- men of Cadet who was placed on Report for going to sleep on his watch? A little newspaper in southern France had included in its list of classified ad- vertisements the following: " A young lady in ' Vichy has for sale a beautiful mahogany bed for which she paid eight hundred and fifty francs. In order to sell it as rapidly as possible, she agrees to lose something on it. " — La Vie Parisieniie. " Do you hear shomshing right now! " No. " " Thash funny. I ' m talking to you. " A department store inserted an ad in a recent newspaper for a male clerk who was familiar with women ' s underwear. There were four hundred applicants, only seventy-five of whom had sales ex- perience. Economical Student: " Do you take any- thing off for cash? " Saleslady: " Sir! " Husband: " I ' ve got a surprise for you —two tickets for the theatre. " Wife: " Fine. I ' ll start dressing at once. " Husband: " Yes, do, my dear. The tick- ets are for tomorrow night. " " What is a Civil War veteran called, vhen he rides on a street car? " " I ' ll bite, what is he called? " " A passenger. " m L,; ■- 1 ( f. k ' I CAN ' T SWIM HERE - ONLY -miRTY FATHOMS OF WATER! " H ADVERTISING INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Alaska Commercal Co , The 248 Ailing Rubber Co 2.33 American Bearing Corp 255 Anderson, Langtord 254 AudifFren Refrigerating Sales Co 251 Auto Engine Works, Inc . 234 Babcock and Wilcox Co., The 249 Bailey, Banks and Biddle Co. 230 Balfour, L. G., Co 250 Bausch and Lomb Optical Co. 248 B. G. Corporation, The 237 Bickford Engraving and Electrotype Co 252 Boston Insurance Co. 231 Boston Uniform Co, Inc. 233 Cheney-Packer C o 233 Connors, Dave 249 Dawson, A. B 256 Day Publishing Co., The 230 Dupont, Aime 257 Electric Boat Co 236 Fisher Florist 238 Frank Thomas Co , Inc 245 Goodman ' s Uniform Shop 247 Groton and Stonington Traction Co 232 Humphrey Cornell Co 238 Ideal Linen Service, Inc 246 International Nickel Co., Inc., The 235 Johnson, E., Florist 250 Kaplan ' s Luggage Shop 242 Kelly, Robt. W., Publishing Corp 258 L. Lewis and Co 244 Maloof Ice Cream Co., The . 250 Mariners Savings Bank, The 251 Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corp 249 Meyer, N. S., Inc 250 Moffitt, Lucian Q., Inc 241 Mohican Hotel, The 230 Monarch Laundry, The 231 National Bank of Commerce, The 232 Navy Mutual Aid Assn.. The 242 New England Cigar and Tobacco Co. The New London Fruit and Produce Co. New London and Mohegan Dairies, Inc., The Olympia Tea Room, The Pequot Laundry, The Perry and Stone, Inc Portland Trawling Co RCA Institutes, Inc Ruddy and Costello, Inc Savings Bank of New London, The.. Smith, L. C, and Corona Typewrit- ers, Inc Solomon, J Sperry Gyroscope Co., Inc. Spicer Ice and Coal Co., Inc. Starr Bros., Inc Sterling Engine Co Submarine Signal Co. Tarny ' s Toggery Thames Lumber Co., The Thames Shipyard, The Troy Laundry Union Bank and Trust Co., The Union Lyceum Taxi Co., The United Aircraft Corp United Fruit and Vegetable Co., Inc., The United Services Automobile Assn U. S. Naval Institute Utter Co., The Vimalert Co., Ltd., The Vogt ' s Bakery Vreeland, D. R Warren Steam Pump (o. Inc Waterman, Wm. B Westinghouse Electric and Mfg. Co. Winton Engine Corp Yale Co-operative Corp Yellow Cab Co., The 234 233 241 256 232 232 255 256 238 231 250 233 246 242 233 229 234 236 238 254 240 240 238 239 234 230 246 236 248 238 255 244 248 253 243 236 234 w m w ' THE MOHICAN HOTEL NEW LONDON, CONN. F. B. WALKER. Mgr. 260 Rooms and Baths Rates from $2.50 up UNSURPASSED RESTAURANT TAP ROOM COCKTAIL LOUNGE EXCELLENT FACILITIES FOR BANQUETS, DANCES, ETC. 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Wholesale Jobbers to Canteens Ashore and Afloat BANK, near STATE STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. SUBMARINE SIGNAL COMPANY EXECUTIVE OFFICES 160 State Street, Boston, Mass. INSPECTION OFFICES Boston, 247 Atlantic Avenue New York, 8-10 Bridge Street New Orleans, 4472 Venus Street San Francisco, 86 Beale Street Seattle, 1257 Westlake Avenue North U.S.C;.(;. m.plorlif,- ImmI. ■■INVINCIBl.K " : I, n tli ' : II.. l„M.,i n 11. ;; ' , III.. ,]i.,li (, ti.. weight 35 tons, powered for (i , in.p.h. 1) 130 H.P. Die el drixiiij; through a Moiiel Metal shaft in Gutless rubber bearing " . Built at . S. Coa-t Guard Depot. Curtis Bay. Md. Metal bulkheads fastened to ribs with Monel Melal lag -rrews. Monol Metal rudder tork, in truuiont panel, water breakers and other items. Monel Metal Propeller Shafts Rough weather, flotsam and constant exposure to the corrosive action of salt water coniljine to play havoc with infe- rior propeller shafts. Frequent repairs and replacements, and needless wear on hearings are the results of using shafts that won t stand up. Monel Metal shafts are immune to many of the ills that shorten the service life of ordinary shafts. Monel Metal shafts will not rust. They stuhhornly resist corro- sion. They are stronger than mild steel, tough antl rigid, with a uniform rolled structure. Because of their dense, close- knit texture, they polish in with a glass- smooth surface that reduces hearing wear to a minimum. These properties of Monel Metal explain why it is heing so widely used for shafts, galley equipment, hull fastenings and ac- cessories. Monel Metal ' s superiority for marine service is descrihed in a new hook- let " A Seagoin ' Metal " . Write for a copy. THE INTERNATIONAL NICKEL COMPANY, INC. 67 Wall Street New York, N. Y. Monel Metal is a registered trade-mark applied to an alloy containing approximately two.thirds Nickel and one-third copper. Monel Metal is mine d, smelted, refined, rolled and marketed solely by International Nickel. TARNY ' S TOGGERY Electric Boat " A MAN ' S SHOP- Company ♦ New London Ship and Engine Works 130 BANK STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. GROTON, CONN. Sporting Goods of Every Description ♦ A ship yard and engine manufacturing plant which has done repair work on about 30% of the larger Coast Guard YALE CO-OP vessels on the Atlantic seaboard. 300 YORK STREET Nelseco Diesel Engine Builders NEW HAVEN, CONN. Steam, Diesel and Gas Engine Repairs Steel Ship and Yacht Builders Steel and Wooden Bo.it Repairs THE UTTER COMPANY Machine Work Contractors Iron and Brass Foundry Work WESTERLY, R. I. ♦ ♦ Printers uiiJ Publishers A competent force for small repairs is ♦ available at all times MICA AVIATION SPARK PLUGS Contractors to the UNITED STATES ARMY, NAVY AND COAST GUARD afid THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE BUILDERS THE B. G. CORPORATION 136 WEST 52ND STREET NEW YORK, N. Y. RUDDY COSTELLO Incorporated Jewelers and Optic ' uiiis ♦ 52 STATE STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. THE THAMES LUMBER CO. Lumber mid Building Material FOOT OF LEWIS STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. Telephone 4329 " Our Service Makes It Easy to Bui I J " Compliments of HUMPHREY CORNELL CO. WHOLESALE GROCERS SEND FISHER ' S FLOWERS On All Occasions LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE Florist Telegraph Delivery Association Flowers by Wire to All the World 104 STATE STREET Opposite Main Phone 3358 Telephone 3000 For a Blue Cab— Closed Cars THE UNION LYCEUM TAXI CO., Inc. 24 State Street, Corner Bank Street NEW LONDON, CONN. METERED SERVICE Cadillac Cars For All Occasions Day and Night Service VOGT ' S BAKERY Cakes - Pies - French Pastry ♦ 92 TRUMAN STREET NEW LONDON Coinpliiiieiits of TROY LAUNDRY Phone 3648 NEW LONDON, CONN. The SAMUEL FREEMAN UNION BANK TRUST MEAT MARKET COMPANY of NEW LONDON 61 STATE STREET ♦ Checking Accounts 24 DOUGLASS STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. ♦ Phone 3917 Connecticut ' s Oldest Bank Goodrich Rubber Bearings on 488 Coast Guard Vessels It ' s traditional tliat Coast Guard engineers are progressive. I leven years ago, seeking for ini- provenienls in bearings, lliev lrie l one Rubljer )rinanc-e was cheeked and re-eliecked, and )ared lo tlie llnest viii}i| a!id metal bear- l ' orinerl - used. Wear on slialt was com- resull? ' lo date 188 Coast Guard ships been equii)ped ith Goodrich Cutless I ' xaiin s ini h ' .dmi Iheir large 250 ft. cruising X ' Mm iiiUiisiin hi(h (ioo(h icli Bearings have been ei .ition sHK I I ' .IJS. These bearings outlast any others made, reduce ibration, prevent shaft wear, and are silent in operation. LUCIAN 0- MOFFITT, Inc. Exclusi e Distributors 504 Peoples Bank Bldg. Akron, Ohio Goodrich 2r?i Bearings Neiv London f Mobegan Dairies Incorporated GRADE A MILK PASTEURIZED MILK AND CREAM PHONE 9027 SPICER ICE AND COAL COMPANY, Inc. Anthracite COAL Bituminous FUEL OILS — ICE — WOOD GROTON, CONN. Telephone 905-4 Automatic MOTOR STOKER COAL BURNER Simplified " DELCO " OIL BURNER STEWART WARNER REFRIGERATOR 19 BANK STREET, NEW LONDON, CONN. CADETS and OFFICERS of the U. S. COAST GUARD You are Eligible for Membership in The NAVY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION Do Not Delay — join At Once The Immediate P.iyment of Over $7,500 Every Assistance in the Collection of all Claims At Absolutely a Minimum Cost Are Features that Cannot be Ignored ! Protect YOUR De pendents Blank Application and further information may be obtained from Room 1020, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. (Mention this Ad) Luggage joy Discriiiiiiiatiiig People KAPLAN ' S LUGGAGE SHOP AND TRAVEL BUREAU Everything in Leather Let Us Make Your Bus, Air, or Steamship Reservations 45 BANK STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. WITH WINTON-DIESEL POWER TWO NEW U. S. COAST GUARD Dc£ Unea ceAA POWERED FOR STRENUOUS SERVICE ADDING to its long record of performance in Government vessels, Winton power now goes into service in two new U. S. Coast Guard ICE H fEAkE iS—overaW length 63 feet, 6 inches,- beam 1 9 feet,- draft 4 feet, 6 inches. These vessels were designed by Eldredge-Mclnnis, Inc. and built by George Lowley Son Corporation. Heavily constructed with double-sawn oak frames and yellow pine planking, one of the outstanding features of these boats is their shallow draft. They are to be placed in service at Great South Bay and Norfolk harbors. The task that these vessels must perform is a strenuous one. Keeping ice- bound harbors open and navigation on the move in the dead of winter calls for dependable, never- foiling power. To insure such service, each vessel is equipped with an eight-cylinder Winlon-Diesel engine developing 300 h.p. at 700 r.p.m.,- with belt-driven air compressor and sea water pump. Power that successfully meets the exacting de- mands placed on these Winton engines proves its suitobilily for installation in workboatsof all types. Eight cylinder 300 WINTON ENGINE CORPORATION, CLEVELAND, OHIO, U.S.A. WARREN WISHES 36 A HAPPY CRUISE Clas 5 of 1936 — Warren Steam Pump Company, Inc., Warren, Mass., congratulates you and sends you 1 best wishes. Warren Pumps will serve you efficiently and well — as in the past they have served your brother officers. L. LEWIS COMPANY Established 1860 FINE CHINA, GLASS a„d SILVER STATE AND GREEN STREETS NEW LONDON, CONN. • Cavalier Caps Unif orms Civilian Clothing • Equipnnents • Military Insignia • Boots and Shoes Frank Thomas Co. INC. Norfolk, Virginia GYRO-COMPASSES GYRO-PILOTS RUDDER INDICATORS SALINITY INDICATORS .4ms. wm ' AERONAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS ELECTRO-MECHANICAL STEERING SYSTEMS HIGH-INTENSITY AND INCANDESCENT SEARCHLIGHTS SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO, Inc. MANHATTAN BRIDGE PLAZA Brooklin, Nkw York For the Good of the Services U. S. NAVAL INSTITUTE and its PROCEEDINGS Membership Dues, $3.00 per year, which includes PROCEEDINGS issued monthly- each issue contains forty full-page illustrations. All Coast Guard Personnel, Their Relatives and Friends are eligible for Membership. Address: U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland IDEAL LINEN SERVICE Phone 8453 56 TRUMAN STREET NEW LONDON 246 ii GOODMAN ' S Uniform and Equipment Shop CUSTOM TAILORS Complete Outfitters Since 1914 112-114 BANK STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. 247 LIGHT GATHERING POWER . . . • MORE than 50,000 Bausch Lonib Binoculars have been supplied to the United States Government. • Illustrated is the Bausch Lomb 7 x SO Binocular; its tremendous light-gathering power is unequalled in any other glass made. This instrument is but one of eleven models of Bausch Lomb Binoculars, all famous for their width of field, brilliance of image, dust tight and water proof construction, and rugged sturdiness. • Write for a 40-page deLuxe catalog. Bausch Lomb Optical Co., 375 Lomb Park, Rochester, N. Y. BAUSm7 LOMB Coniplit7iei!ts of WM. B. WATERMAN, Ii Authorized Ford Dealer 404 MAIN STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. Compliments of ALASKA COMMERCIAL CO. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. VIMALERT High Power — Light Weight Marine Engines VIMALERT M-12, 400 H.P. VIMALERT DUPLEX, 800 H.P. VIMALERT PACKARD, 700 H.P. The Vimalert Company, Ltd. 807 GARFIELD AVE., JERSEY CITi ' , N. J. tt Marine Sea Salvors Since I860 Heavy Hoisting and Transportation Marine and General Contractors New York, New London, Norfolk, Key West, San Pedro, Kingston, Jamaica, B. W. I., Baltimore, Cleveland. MERRITT, CHAPMAN and SCOTT CORP. Executive Offices 17 BATTERY PLACE, NEW YORK, N. Y. DAVE CONNORS 120 STATE STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. CVSTOM TAILOR - HATTER and HABERDASHER Made-to-Measure Clothing from Imported and Domestic Woolens $22.W to $73.00. Exclusive HATS and FURNISHINGS Special Discount to All Service Men INSIGNIA UNIFORM EQUIPMENT Full Dress Equipment - Myrgold Buttons (rolled gold) Gold Embroideries - Aviation Insignia Gold Lace - Insignia - Medals Our products are made of the finest quality materials and workmanship, strictly in con- formity with regulations, and carry our un- limited guarantee of satisfaction. On Display at Your Dealer WN. S. MEYER, Inc. l m NEW YORK Corona Silent — The Silent Portable This de luxe model retains all of the mechan- ical features that made the Smith-Corona Model so popular and adds — SILENCE. There has been no sacrifice of efficient operation. The touch is natural and the action is easy. For descriptive literature write L. C. SMITH AND CORONA TYPEWRITERS, Inc. S ' l-RACUSE, N. Y. Complivients of A FRIEND FRATERNITY, COLLEGE and CLASS JEWELRY Commencement Announcements, Invitations, Diplomas Jeweler to the Third Class of United States Coast Guard Academy L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY Manujacttirhig jewelers and Stationers ATTLEBORO, MASS. Compliments of E. JOHNSON, Florist 369 OCEAN AVENUE NEW LONDON, CONN. Phone 7665 Bonded Member F. T. D. Flowers Telegraphed to All Parts of the World MALOOF ICE CREAM CO. NEW LONDON, CONN. Good, Old Audiffren " DUMBELL " The refrigerating macliine of the Coast Guard since Hector was a pup! Keeps you cool, and never quits in bad weather. Tell yoiiy grcuidson about it AUDIFFREN REFRIGERATING SALES COMPANY PROVIDENCE, R. I. THE MARINERS SAVINGS BANK Founded in 1867 by men identified ivith the whaling industry 224 STATE STREET New London, Connecticut Permanent whaling exhibit open to public during hanking hours 231 l)rxiudnq6 and J hxxto fraphA S))eciaMs ii Pesi x s SEr raVit gs |br School at d G lle e lr c Lials BICKFORD ENGRAVING ELECTROTYPE CO. 20 MATHEWSON ST.- PROVIDENCE, R.I. A COMMISSION TO FULFILL IN THE COAST GUARD • • ALGONQUIN • COMANCHE •MOHAWK W estiii hoitsc Equipped • Wes ' .inshouse seared turb nes have been " comm ssloned " by (he Coast Guard to propel three of its new cutters. The seared turbnes are o? radically different desisn from conventional seared turbines. The turbne wheels are overhuns on the h ' sH-speed pinion shafts of the sear un!t, maxins a com- pact power plant whose weisht is approximately half that of other seared turbines of the same shaft horsepower. In such vessels as the Harry B. Williams, the canal barses Edse- water and Chester and the dredses Sinaloa and Turbo, these compact equipment has eone to sia with thu Coast Guard, Westinghouse is proud to have served again in building the equipment for these new cutters. The severe requirements of the Coast Guard Service for both men and equipment are substantial evidence of the fitness and reliability of Westinghouse ma- rine apparatus. power plants have proved to be econo- m ' cal, reliable and capable of wUh- s ' andlns the most severe maneuverns- Their acceptance by the Coast Guard is another confirmation of their fitness and efficiency. i Each of the three Cutters carry the folic ing Westinghouse equipment. Westinshouse Elcc. Mfg. Company S. Philadelphia Wks., Philadelphia, Pa. Westinghouse THAMES SHIPYARD, Inc. NEW LONDON, CONN. Repairers and Reconditioners of All Types of Vessels Three Railway Drydocks— 1,000— 1,500— 2,500 Tons Capacity Day Phcines— 3349-33-40 Night Phcines— 4020-8101 L. A. CHAPPELL Pres. cind Gen. Mgr. F. H. CHAPPELL Vice-Pies, and Treas. The Winter Hotiie of Fine Yachts LANGFORD ANDERSON Life Uihlenrritcr specializing since 1926 in serving the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Coast Guard 50 UNION SQUARE NEW YORK BEARINGS FAIRBANKS - MORSE, HAMILTON - M. A. N., WINTON Three types of Diesel Engines installed, being installed or under construction for United States submarines. All three types of engines are equipped with Satco bearings. It has been the job of American Bearing Corporation to help insure steady, trouble-free operation of these new submarine engines, by designing and fabricating the several types of bearings required. " A patented alloy mnnuiacturcd by National Lead Comfany. Tiademark Registered. AMERICAN BEARING CORPORATION Affiliated iv ' ith National Lead Company INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA MIDDLESEX UNIFORM CLOTHS Standard for Full Dress - Cloaks - Overcoats Sales Agent D. R. VREELAND 261 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK, N. Y. In appreciation of the faithful and efficient service rendered the American fishing fleet. PORTLAND TRAWLING COMPANY The }ten RCA REVIEW A Quarterly joi rmil of Rucl ' io Progress Combines in one publication articles on the most significant technical developments in all branches of radio and its allied arts contributed by RCA and associated engineers. Om year ' s subscription (4 issues) $1.50 Published by RCA INSTITUTES TECHNICAL PRESS A Department oj RCA Institutes. Inc. 75 VARICK STREET NEW YORK A. B. (Doc) DAWSON 19 S. LED YARD STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. ♦ Representm.« J. B. SIMPSON, Inc. Made to Measure Chilian Clothes Quality - Style - Fit - Price Preferred by the Cadets Since ' 32 " The Store of Friendly Service " OLYMPIA TEA ROOM Candy, Soda, Luncheon Steaks and Salads Our Specialty 235 STATE STREET NEW LONDON, CONN. Telephone 2-4545 W ' e wish to thank the Aii e Dnpoiit Studio for their cooperation in helping us p ihlish Tide Rips 1936. Official Photographers for TIDE RIPS 1936 THE AIME DUPONT STUDIO 509 FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK CITY N SHORT we are this year produc- ing fifty-tlTree Annuals in the finer colleges and preparatory schools from Maine to Arizona. Need we say more? Publishers of the 1936 TIDE RIPS Robert W. Kelly ubUshing Qorporatt PUBLISHERS OF 1. 1 M I T H D HDI 309 LAFAYETTE STREET on ' NS AND THE BETTER ANNUALS i i NEVC YORK CITY ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Now that our work is o ' er we wish to thank the many people who have helped us in the preparation of this book. Simply printing a hst of their names is indeed a poor way to show our appreciation, but the customary phrases used on such a page fail to convey the intended thought. Omitting such meaningless words, we say to them " Thanks for everything. " Commander James Pine Lt. Commander R. T. McElligott Lieutenant H. S. Sharp Miss Janet E. Thorn Miss Elizabeth Stromberg Miss Dorcas Jane Adams Mr. Robert W. Kelly Mr. J. B. Bickford Mr. Nicholas Comito Mr. Gordon Beck Cadet L. B. Kendall Cadet R. C. Chapin The Dell Publishing Co. (1000 New Jokes) The Curtis Publishing Co. 259 fT i n M U.S. COAST GUARD ■ ■ ■■ iffiaaamiffSiiiMaiiHiii — " - " ”
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