United States Coast Guard Academy - Tide Rips Yearbook (New London, CT)

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. 1 ' «f , . n 9¥ . THERE ARE TWO WORLDS THE ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF THE CORPS OF CADETS OF THE vflf UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY, NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT TIDE RIPS PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF 1945 Do I desire to accept! Hey, where ' s a train schedule? Wonder what clothes Vll need. Let ' s see — ' leave a couple days early and spend a night or so in ISeiv York. Wonder how you get to ISew London from ISeiv York? There must be a ferry or something. ISeiv Lon- don is just across the Sounrl from Long Island. It ' ll he easy to run over there on weekends. n f- i msum i- Ji ' KSi ' ?i FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and Chief Executive of the greatest nation on earth, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is now leading the United States in its third year of the most destructive war of all history. i FRANK KNOX Secretary of (he Navy VICE ADMIRAL RUSSELL R. WAESCHE Commandant oi the Coast Guard ADMIRAL ERNEST J. KING Commander in Chief oi the United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations REAR ADMIRAL JAMES PINE Superintendent of the Academy COMMANDER H. S. SHARP Commandant of Cadets ' H AND thus it all began in the lethargic pause of mid-July. For some, this was the first step toward a career and fol- lowed closely upon the solemnity of high school commencement a few days before. For others, older and more seasoned by years on the campus or in the factory, it was the taking up of a new career, and all felt that curious ache in the stomach experienced by the master of a ship when he ventures into unknown waters. Certainly, the question uppermost in the minds of all of us was " What will this day bring? " Somewhere in the vast area of the United States, a train sped over the rails, each click of the wheels diminishing the dis- tance between the Class of 1945 and New London, Connecticut. The long ride provided a lot of time for meditation. Letters of recommendation, exams, physical exams accompanied by the usual questioning and probing — all these preliminaries were of the past, and the appointment to cadetship was an accomplished fact. Few of us knew much of the Coast Guard and what sort of reception we would receive here. The Academy was sort of CAPTAIN (E) W. M. PRALL Maintenance Officer CAPTAIN N. F. HAUGEN Executive Ofiicei an etiiereal goal to reach and pass, and our knowledge of it was limited to the information passed out hy hooks and movies hased on military academies and service school life. Tlie thing that we were envisioning with romantic fervor was not very definite in our minds, hut it had something to do with gold and hlue and dress parades. Anyhow, we wished the long ride were over. The sun heamed hotly at high noon as the sigh of released steam and tlic grind of steel signified arrival at New London. Stepping from tlie train, we found that the gloom and sootincss of the small station oI)scurcd the hright sunlight. What sort of town was tliis going to he? The looks of the station were not very heartening. Taxi drivers with greasy caps puHed down over their eyes assured us that there were no husscs going to the Academy within walking distance, and vied with one another to sell rides. The winding streets struck a somewhat dismal note but the town looked sea portish anil quaint withal. The taxi sped up the long grade past Martoms and rounded the curve liiddeii liy a high stone einhank- ment — and an unprepossessing wooden highway marker informed casually UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY We were here. The rakish mast in front of Hamilton Hall didn ' t carry an Admiral ' s flag then. First impressions were lasting. The conservative red of the brick Imildings contrasted strongly with the most verdant lawn wo had ever seen ... a row of Chinese elms waving leafy coilfures in tlie sunlight . . . the routine appraisal of the quartermaster as we stepped from the world of yesterday into the world of today and tomorrow. Some of us took the group of men in dun- garees Ijusilv scrajting and painting the flagpole as First Classmen, and accord- ingly braced up a bit as we passed the administration Ijuilding. The Ijarracks were cool and dark. Papers changed hands, unfamiliar figures with gold decor- ations on their sleeves assigned room numltcrs. Tlie Class of 1945 was now an established fact. There was even a post card on the bulletin ])oard addressed to us and expressing the earnest desire of the Class of 1943 that we have a good time while we were able. The first evening now arouses nostalgic memories . . . the comfortable glow of study lamps lit off for what was to be a three-year vigil . . . the gathering of new friends in various rooms . . . the post-mortems on the mental exams . . . tall tales of the pliysicals . . . who were the senior men? The states were more firmly united that night as representatives from nearly all of them spoke impassioned of their merits. Far across the dark ocean in Europe other young men met that same night to argue merits of fatherlands a little more forcibly. The grim Red Army fell back around Smolensk and the Germans learned more of defense in depth as their tanks broke through outlying lines in full view of the dissolving architecture of Smolensk, only to evaporate into fragments from the lilasts of inner defense guns. The Red Army fought with none of the hysteria of the Poles and French. Taciturnly it yielded, tortuously exacting heavy tolls for every mile of scorched, vitiated Russian soil. Bock of the German Army lead a long threatening salient pointed toward Moscow. . . . The raucous reverjjcrations of an inexpertly handled bugle echoing through the long dim corridors shocked us into the first day of Academy routine. The sur- reptitious glances of appraisal from prospective friends in the many-mirrored shower room made that first shave a dangerous one because we were looking them over, too. And then the messhall . . . the first acidulous jolt of coffee . . . the sprightly chatter of the mess boys and the clatter of dishes in a curtainless and not yet acouticized and totally barren hall that was our new dining room. " Mess " and " chow " were such un- familiar and coarse-sounding words. Formations of the first few days were a motley array of working whites and civvies and brown saddle shoes. Cold rains pouring from leaden skies into the court yard of old Fort Trumbull as our metamorphosis from civilian to swab was accomplished were not to let up for over a week. Some of the New Englanders among us were the only ones to know that the old Fort was directly on the The men pictured sweating in the gymnasium ((op o page) are taking the same examination that the rest ol us were sweating over in many post office buildings all over the country that line May day in 1941. Many of the men in the picture were successful in gaining an entrance to the Academy, several of them for the second lime. Some who got in were unsuccessful in the struggle to stay. Other pictures on these two pages show some of the rushed preliminaries to Swab Summer. The 0745 inspections started out before we had even received our uniforms. We found that Gl shoes do not come in all widths, and we were pleasantly surprised to discover that we were going (o have at least half-way tailored blue uniforms. seasliorc hut the sun stayed hidden so completely that it took a New Londoner to know the direction of North. The warrant officer who passed out our first whites was not the slightest hit interested in whether we took a 34 juniper or a 44. Our miscalculations that first drizzly day as to the shrinkage of work whites were in evidence for two years and disappeared then only hecause of a change to gray work uniforms. A man with short legs or long arms had to he especially lucky to get a respectable fit. The stencil room became a sort of chamber of horrors if you could judge from the mess we made of our new sailor suits with stencils and stencil ink. We finally had to write to Carter ' s ink company to ask them whether there was any way on earth to get that stuff out of our clothes. Their answer was polite hut indignant. The idea of suggesting that their permanent ink wasn ' t permanent! All our new belongings that we acquired on that first small stores party gave us our first thrills in coming in contact witlj the regulations. Not only did every article of clothing have a prescribed place for its marking, I)ut that same item had its prescribed place in a prescribed drawer. And the regulations did not neglect prescribing the exact way in which the articles were to be folded and how they were to be orientated in their place in the drawer. But we had the consolation of having probably The practical arts o Swab Summer gave way lo more theoretical subjects as we got under way in the tall term. Instead of spending our mornings of woodworking shop in McAllislet Hall, and our afternoons o marlinspike seaman- ship in the Rigging Loit, we found ourselves shuttling be- tween the barracks and Satterlee Hall, the Academic Build- ing. It had been hard to finish even (he homework for the trig and algebra courses during the long evenings of Swab Summer, and we wondered how we were going (o do all the homework for all these new courses. Then, too, we had failed to realize how much time should be allowed for in- doctrination — no wonder that the fall term found us aboard occasionally during liberty hours. We struggled manfully with languages, spent a lot of time learning laboratory techniques, and got so that we could really whip that slip- slick around. We had so many slide rule courses that by the time the Fourth Class Academics were finished we could get everything but the proverbial check for a short beer on our Jog log trigs the only illustrated regulation book in the world to show us exactly how it should be done. Gone was the easy rourtcsy of the college classroom while standing at attention when re- citing became a project in memory and precise delivery. Any lapse in attention or formality would be quickly noted by ungentle reminders from instructors in civilian clothing. We had hardly become used to the strange manners of a military classroom when we found ourselves up to our necks in the introductory courses to the four years of hard work that were to lead to the second important goal of our stay at the Acad- emy, the degree of Bachelor of Science. We were plunged so thoroughly and so sud- denly from the cube-scale-on-the-slide-rule work of Swab Summer into the highly technical courses of the first year of this first-rate engi- neering curriculum that we needed the little lec- ture that Mr. Knapp delivered during our first chemistry class on the subject of the various ways of getting through this school. It rapidly became evident that, although we were supposed to be a chosen few and therefore above average in intelligence, this was going to be no snap. No particular subject had a monopoly on diflficultv. Some of us had trouble with drawing, some liad lioiildc with calculus, some had trouhle with French. And not the least of our difficulties was learning how to learn. Language floored many a stout fellow wlio was a wizard in calculus. But the first few weeks of Swab Summer did not in the least indicate the academic nature of the years that were to follow. The tremendous emotional excitement of first days succumbed to the hypnosis of routine . . . knot-tying to the benisons of Ir. Natwig: " That ' s good scheme. Farmer! " . . . clumsy fingers seeking the dex- terity of the sailmaker with needle and palm . . . the stentorian rasp and the ashy salute of Mr. Imlay when our sections would report to the dock for instruction in proper rowing technique . . . and every class had its own particular uniform. Someone figured out that on Tuesdays, section 4B changed clothes fourteen times. The first officer-cadet relations developed around Lieutenant Commander Evans, the Tactical Officer. His immaculate white uniform starched to springiness and his address, " Mis-tah! " . the first syllable drawled, and the second one snapped, became symbols of the military standards we were to uphold. Many the principle was explained to us while we stood in hollow squares around him on the parade ground while he declaimed and ])ro- claimed. His two able lieutenants at drill were est Point ' s Ensign Smith and our classmate, Octavius Hop- kins Smith HI. The three of them drilled us and shouted Above — PROFESSOR I. BARTON HOAG, Head of (.he Depar(men( o Science. Below — PROFES- SOR A. A. LAWRENCE. Head ot the Department of Genera Studies. A familial sight every Sunday morning is the church pennant tlying over the national ensign on the mast in front oi Hamilton Hall, for Sunday morning church services are as much a part of our weekly routine as 0800 classes on Mondays. Catholic Mass, Protestant Communion, and Prot- estant services are held on the reservation, and liberty is granted tor the purpose of attending any o the places of worship in town. A behind- the-scenes group is the chapel committee which attends to all the details necessary for the ser- vices. Bill Brinkmeyer has been its guiding light and hardest worker for these past two years. at us until the sweat poured freely in the hot calm of late July. The minor tyranny of Octavius evoked faint recollections of a similarly diminutive Corsican, Na- poleon Bonaparte. Mr. Evans ' most personahle and h.umorous lecture took place in the First Class recreation room where we found him seated behind a small desk replete with all the tools necessary for the gentlemanly consumption of a meal. He told us that one may tip his soup plate, through a reasonably small angle away from him to get the last spoonful of soup. And when asked the most efficacious method of disposing of used peach pits, he replied that he wouhl look it up rather than pass out any uncertain or wrong information. Banana skins were to he folded neatly and laid alongside the plate. In the dusk of July 27 a hurly figure dropped to earth near Glasgow while a coughing Messerschmitt skidded out of sight over the moors. Rudolf Hess, second removed from Hitler, was promptly and ungraciously apprehended by a Scottish farmer brandishing a pitchfork. Goebbels ' explanation of Hess ' flight was that he had been sent as a missionary to save Britain from the ignominy of conquest. Germany, bogged in the intricacies of Russian defense in depth, was apparently ready to placate Britain and concentrate on saving Europe from the peril of Communism. London remained silent and Hess sweated in his unexpected minor role of prisoner of war. One afternoon early in August the American Seaman docked in New Lon- don. Several hours later, the first impact of our humility struck us. The First and Third Class had returned from their cruise. Carrying foot lockers and sea- bags, they looked like the toughest bunch of sailors we had ever run across. The first scrambling swab call, carefully rehearsed answers to the old questions, de- tails of all kinds — the fact is that we didn ' t do too well on our dress rehearsal. But they soon left for a three-week leave, and the rest of Swab Summer, except Friday nights are a time apart tor the First Class. This is the period set aside lor our inlormal gatherings in the Rec Hall, where Chaplain Stone has been of the greatest service to us in making possible these question-and-answer meetings with our own officers and with visitors. The Lyceum meetings, held once each month in the Auditorium are an opportunity lor the cadet corps to hear lectures by visiting notables. All the otderly duties shown on these two pages are old sluft to us and to probably every other class that has ever been graduated Irom the Academy. However, the mail orderly is something new, and he has a power which no other orderly possesses. He has become sort oi a minor tyrant in the daily pertormance ol his duties as he leisurely thumbs through the stack ol mostly Third Class mail, pulls out two letters tor your roommate, and then blithely an- nounces " Nothing lor you today, sir. " In our exalted status ol First Classmen, many of us have almost forgotten what Cy and Joe of the tailor shop and canteen look like. The half-hour-beforereveille window closer has an unpleasant job, but he will appreciate having h ' .s window closed in the chilly mornings of next winter. Now the laundry orderly is unable to perpetrate those monstrous mixups so characteristic of our Swab Year, be- cause the many mutilatingly expensive laundries of that faraway day have been replaced by the Academy ' s own — efficient and inexpensive. No longer is it cheaper to buy new handkerchiefs than to have the old ones washed! for the short time that the Second Class hurst in on us, gave us ample time to get the theory of swah hehavior doivn. ' hile iij)perelassmen were instructing us in how to he humhle, four other men were shaping our destinies. As the one hundred and ten mil- lion dollar dam on the Dnieper was hlown into ruhhle and Progress seemed farther away than Utopia, Hitler and Mussolini met somewhere on the Russian front and pondered the fate and future of Europe. They defined the new Euro- pean Order and proclaimed that they were build- ing a structure that would remove the causes that give rise to European wars. The meeting of two other men that same month answered partially the argument pro- posed hy the two dictators. Off the coast of New- foundland, Hitler-hating Winston Churchill and Hitler-baiting Franklin Roosevelt met under the main guns of a battleship. Out of the mingled smoke of British cigars and American cigarettes emerged the Atlantic Charter. The hinges of the door opening upon international justice and peace had been struck, but the problem of hew- ing the passageway farther into the wall of sus- jticion and prejudice was somewhat immature for consideration now. First the tools must be moved to the site, and tliis dictated the necessity of de- feating Hitler and company. Clearly the neutrality of the United States had heconie little more than a pet passion of Burt Wheeler. Fighting ships in the Atlantic received their orders from the Commander-in-Chief: " Shoot on Sight! " Our first endeavors to comprehend and practice the mystic phrase " heaving around " were awkward indeed. The relentless screws of indoctrination were tightening and woe to the Fourth Classman who defied them. For the unwary or the unwise, the anathema of five minute reports; for the downright impudent, the rifle or the Johnson bars. The lowly swab appeared as the creature upon which the Coast Guard was built. And we found that even at the bottom of the hill, there was precedence. The Senior Swab in each wing became the man respon- sible for the dissemination of orderly duties to his class- mates, and as the Stamp and Nickel Man, he passed out the jobs and passed out the stamps in the domain of his wing. Back in the days when cadets needed s tamps for their letters, some Stamp and Nickel Men would make money and some would lose, depending on their business ability. Mr. Ellis of the First Class had the honor of making the only change of note in procedure for orderlies to follow in the history of the Academy. He became inter- ested in the salvage of waste paper and in this interest proclaimed one evening in the mess hall that bucket or- derlies would use care to separate the grain from the chaff in emptying the buckets in the trash room. To speed the process, orderlies were given the privilege of yelling " Buckets in the hall, please sir " instead of hav- ing to call at the individual rooms to get them. Weeks passed swiftly with too little variation in the daily routine to distinguish one from another. Week- ends, however, were quite easy to tell apart because of the restricted men ' s formations on the second and fourth week of every month. The conduct record had begun to loom large on the horizon of lilierty, and the papsheet was a grim daily reminder that lil erty was the price of laxity. Second conduct wasn ' t so bad, though, and very few of us were close enough to the 300 demerit limit to Lieutenant ]. H. Waldron and Rapalus conniving on he details of the " Cany On " weekend. Ill have to do any systematic planning or rationing of our balance over the remaining months. Living in Chase Hall became more and more a routine but by no means humdrum existence. Since liberty was scarce, and indications were that it would be even scarcer in the future, many of us found ourselves becoming content with eat- ing and sleeping for recreation. But the mess hall was no palace of fun. Although the regula- tions solemnly declared that cadets were allowed 30 minutes for breakfast and 45 minutes for lunch and dinner, we found tliat the practical application of these time limits was an entirely different thing. About 20 minutes was the neces- sary time to shovel down tlie chow in a gentle- manly manner and to recite the lesson or detail that had l)een assigned the previous meal. There was usually enough time for the eternal bad joke each of was required to have on the tips of our tongues. Tlie joke would invarialily go off with with a look of distaste from the upperclassmen. They were incredulously offended by the liumor. Incredulous were they also, when we would howl with laugliter as the climax to the Radio joke went the rounds of the mess hall. The way announcements were made in the mess hall in those days reminded us of a national Academy Athletic Association Officers: Mario Catatio, secietary; Homer Anderson, president; Bob Parkbursl, assistant tieasuiei: Bill Scbach, treasuier. The Mess Hall — ah, what laudatozy couplets couJd be written about this place which is second only to our sacks in our hearts! We realized how good our chow really is only alter a summer spent roughing if in Marine Corps messes. The gleaming silver, shining china, and spotless linen well set off the excellent fare served here. The faraway days when we bad only soup and salad for lunch have gone forever, and now our menus would grace any hotel in the land. Our hard-working commissary officer, Lt. Waldron, deserves much praise for the miracles he has wrought in our mess hall. It is always a pleasure to go (o (hose (hree square meals each day. But we do more than eat in the mess ball. Here our own version of Emily Post is put into practice, and here the Swabs learn a multitude o (hings, from bow to eat a baked potato to how to tell a square rigger from a tug. The Academy Athletic Association is important because it provides our socks in the gym and the mess committee in the mess hall. But it is much more than that, because it is the AA that keeps all the varied sports activities on their feet. And it is well to note that the AA is on i(s ee(, (oo, as it owns quife a ew war bonds now. The Association ' s officers are chosen from all three classes, and it is their unheralded work that carries us through the sports year. hookup, with contributing stations in New York, ( hicafio, and Hollywood. Tlic Cadet O.D. acted as the Master of Ceremonies and introduced the speakers of the evening with a reckless abandon as the mess hall remained in the ' " Pipe it down " condition and the food grew cold. Battalion of- ficers would speak on a general clamping down of the system, and their remarks were addressed not to cadets in general, not to underclassmen in general, but to the Fourth Class, and we felt quite honored to be carrying the sins of tlie whole Battalion on our shoulders. " Leave at will " found the mess hall a chaos of scraping chairs and uppcrclassmen scram- bling out the doors to get over to their ping pong tables. Now, your plate had to be watched especially carefully, l)ecause any relaxation in vigilance would result in its being snatched away with the few remaining morsels that you could eat in comparative peace. This was a good time to ponder a little over the philosophy pro- pounded in the chatter of the messboys. Succinct comments by the mes sboys about the situation in general had an amazing depth of understand- ing about the uselessness of it all, and many such statements have become a permanent part of Academy lingo. Alfiro ' s " No mo salad, " " Good ly£iV Xl iYlJj£ifl 1 1 1941 — This photograph was taken at the exact moment that the destroyer Shaw blew up during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Ot the several battleships, cruisers, and destroyers damaged during the raid, most have been repaired and are now back in active service chow, " and " What ' s the use " will live here long after he has gone to sea. Chow over, the long, square-cornered race to the scene of indoctrina- tion accomplished, we settled down to learn more of the customs and tra- ditions of the Coast Guard. Although we looked with envy upon upper- classnien with their cigarettes during this free time, we realized the opportunity to learn more about our service was open to us more than to any class that had gone before. " Indoctrination " was almost pleasant those autumn days. That Sunday afternoon, the incredible news that the United States of America was at last actively engaged in the great war filtered even to us actively engaged in the business of being swabs at the Coast Guard Students of the LunaUlo High School (Japanese ) in the Waikiki district ol Honolulu watch their school burn during the Japanese bombing raid that started the war. Shortly alter President Boosevelt reported Japan ' s attack on the United States, the Japanese em- bassy staff started burning state papers on the embassy grounds in Washington. ft Stephen Early, White House Secretary, announcing (he Japanese attack ot December 7 on Hawaii and the Philippines. Eager hearts loUowed the news that day in all parts ot the world. New Yorkers stopped their mad haste and read the latest bulletins, some in Times Square, others on Mott Street in Chinatown. Other New Yorkers mobbed the newsstands to get the latest extra. In San Francisco, Japanese members ot the U. S. Army gathered around an auto to hear the latest reports ot the new war. - .f -%. A :i . V ll ■ 1 1 S - ■ -»Jif i 1 1 JJUJ-HJ .1 J J Li mmm Academy. It came as a surprise — especially to us of the harried Fourth Class. Newspapers were for outsiders who spend eight hours working, and then come home in the evening to the fire- side. Raymond Gram Swing and Boake Carter were for upper- classmen with their rec room radios. Our own troubles were in- finitely more important than harsh words in Secretary of State Hull ' s office from tiie mouths of ludicrous Japanese emissaries. How apparent it became that we were really living in a back bay of still water, living a sheltered life with only internal storms to worry about, a sequestered, monastic life of security and feigned nonchalance! The Christmas leave that we were awaiting with such im- patience seemed lost and gone forever as motion pictures stopped in the movie houses and the management made terse announce- ments for military personnel to return to their bases immedi- ately. Eating in the mess hall became a frightening thing as the upperclassmen talked gloomily about battleship after battleship rumored lost in the Pacific. However, spirits brightened and ON DECEMBER 8, 1941, (he piesident spoke to the Congress and the whole nation listened. At least for that one day the American People were completely united in their approval of what their leader had to say: " We will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us. . , . We will gain the in- evitable triumph -so help us God. I ask that the Congress declare a state of war. ... " «!(£:., 4 A y The iiisl sudden blow was teirific. Bad news lollowed bad news. The intensive training given by Major General Wainwright and General Douglas MacArtbur to the combined U. S. and Philippine armies showed up in combat but the available materiel was pitilully inadequate. In Wake Island, the Marine gar- rison held out tor 14 days, their loss being a rather sad Christmas present. Through this entrance to a fort on Corregidor (upper right) marched the defenders ot Manila Bay, and later they marched out at the poinf o Japanese bayonets. Their heroic light gave courage to the nation in those lirst days ot the war. courage ilccpcncd as all the cadets gathered in the two rcc rooms the evening of Decenihcr 8 and heard the president ask the congress for a declaration of war. His angry words asking for retroaction and piinislinicnt were a tonic which llic whole nation needed. ry smiles came from the Second Class as " Beat Japan, sir! " sprang with determined spirit from the Foiirtli Class in answer to the " What ' s tlie good word ' ' query. But the smile hecame a cynical snort when the Coast Guard was incor- porateil with the Navy and the cry hecame " Beat Notre Dame, sir! " Repercussions of a more official nature were immediate around the Academy. It all started with the orderly sounding off in the wing that the First Class was due for immediate gradua- tion, and please sir, would all the First Class please lay down to the accounting office and draw their assignments immediately, please sir? The news that was the most unpleasant of all was that Christmas leave was cancelled, but then the scuttlebutt in rebuttal was that it had not been cancelled at all, but merely shortened to eight days. Early graduation brought with it an early end to the first semester and final examinations before Christmas leave. However, the finals did not seem to worry us much, if you can judge by the unholy activities we dreamed up while all the upperclassnien were out of the barracks taking exams. Vi ' hat sort of internal fire were we feeling when we short-sheeted every Second and Third Class bunk in the I)arracks? Wiiat sort of idols were the almost-graduated First Classmen that they escaped? When the news spread before taps that night about that insolent insubordination, the joke was ruined. The ideal situation would have been to shock them all at Bad news served one purpose. Amer- ican production reached new peaks to avenge the early defeats suffered on the Pacific front. The destroyer SHU- BRICK was built in sixty days, the fast- est construction job on record at that time. The Electric Boat Company fright) launched (wo undersea raiders in twelve days. The fleet was rapidly be- ing built up to replace the ships lost at Pearl Harbor. The heavy industries were converting from V-Bs to General Sherman tanks and field artillery. once, and then at taps. The process of our yielding up the pound of flesli is one of those things that will he funny to look hack on in ahout twenty years. With all the great powers now in the war, Hitler was preparing for his race to tlie Caucasus. Bock was almost within hig gun range of Moscow, and Mus- cuvites would ride out to the suhurhs on street cars to watch the fireworks while a group of engineers prepared to hlow up the city ' s suhway system should its outer defenses fall. In the United States, people were thinking about their last- minute Christmas shopping. Christmas sales were already the highest in history, and automobiles and alarm clocks were still advertised. The question of whether the new super battleships then building should be turned out as aircraft carriers instead was being argued from Capitol Hill to cabarets. Newspapers were shriek- ing questions of how the Japanese Navy had been able to do so much recon- noitering around Hawaii just out of range of the coast guns. If 1941 had ended before our first leave and on the evening of December 8, it would still have I)een tlie most eventful year of our lives. ANOTHER year, another semester in the fastest flying years of our lives, but still swabs — Third Class Swabs. There were a couple dozen of our classmates gone now and twenty-nine men whom we had grown to admire and respect were on their way to their stations. Ten days before they had been First Class cadets. Now, in the spring of 1944 they are lieutenants and some are even skippers of their own cutters. This time as the train pulled into New London station, we knew a little more about the Academy. We had learned the prin- ciples of military drill, we had learned about class rates and our THE OBSERVATORY IIS WINTER - ■■ ' . ••if ' ¥: ' ( ■ . ' ■ % C -f ' M: n ' 5= ' i:i ' . DHAIV SHADKS IVHH ' lJSI ' (i THIS nooM . Arrun sumskt favorite topic of conversation was speculation on whether the new title of " Third Classmen " would carry with it the diagonal stripe and the recreation room. Now it seems strange indeed that there was any doubt whatever about any new rates. Instead we found a new First Class and a new Second Class, each with glamourous new rates. Vie Third Classmen consoled our- selves with the thought that at least we had bathrobes now, and wearing slippers during study hour and hanging our legs over study desks bad to take the place of a recreation room. Outside our own little cloister, many other striking changes were transforming the Acad- emy. Signs about drawing shades in rooms after sundown began to appear over all the light switches, and under the diniout downtown New London took on an even more sober appearance. Everybody turned down their lights except Elec- tric Boat; theirs glared even more brightly as they stepped up production. Here on the reser- vation, surveyors and important-looking civilians armed with blueprints were the forerunners of all the new buildings. Sentries were posted at the gates Wat brought changes to the Academy, some permanent and some temporary. Monday we saw an airplane spotter on the tower ol Hamilton Hall, Tuesday we didn ' t. Black- outs ot the whole New London area were started. In town those blackouts have become brownouts, but at the Acad- emy the original rules still apply. With the coming ot the reserve cadets. Boom Town sprang up. It is now the tail that wags the dog. New uniforms appeared, first the khaki was authorized for officers on the reservations, and then the grey uniforms replaced them. A cadet grey uniform was authorized for the summer training in 1943 and now it is our ciassroom uniform. and cadets were issued identification cards. And tlien tlie reserves arrived. It was no surprise to hear that Lieu- tenant Commander Evans had Ijeen ap- pointed Reserve Training Officer, hut it was a Httle difficult to get used to his charges. Before calcuhis class, we all crowded to the window and watched skeptically as those college hoys came tlirough the gate. jMany of us liegan to feel a little proudlv that here were some people wlio were lower than we, at least not so proficient in the mysteries of the Academy. We were to take in that first small reserve class. Open House in Chase Hall found the upperclassmen entertaining the newcomers in their recreation rooms, while we swahs would pridefully take a couple of tliem in hand and point out the neatness and squareness and mil- itary- precision of our chiffonier drawers. This was certainly a different indoctrina- tion from tlie one we were receiving. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER P. A. NILES Reserve Training Officer Many changes were necessaiy (o accommodate (he large classes of CRCs. A whole new town was buill, the small motor boat tieet was expanded, pier space increased, and the general effect was to change the whole face of the Academy. The Reserve Training School has (urned out more officers since February, 1942 than have been grad- uated from the Academy since it was founded in 1876. Many of the new fixtures for this greatly increased personnel will probably be- come a permanent part of the Academy. The movie, the Jaundry, the drill hall, and the recreation hall are used by all hands. The new cadets borrowed our Running Lights. They borrowed our topcoats, and were a part of the Cadet Battalion when we went to Brown University in Providence for a post- season footliall game in the spring of 1942. We hkcd to think that it was easy for the spectators to distinguish the reserve company bringing up the rear of the Battalion. The Academy was rife with stories about where the reserves bunked. Oh yes, they slept on the Danmark, they were in the rigging loft, they were in tents rigged up on the football field, they were in Yeaton Hall. Many of us fan- cied that some of the reserve cadets had no bunks at all, and lived entirely in their pea coats. eaton Hall was one place we were sure re- serve cadets lived, because that was where Mr. Evans stayed while he was both Reserve Training Officer and Regular Cadet Tactical Officer. Our First Class had new duties in drilling the new cadets, and Mr. Evans kept the orderly in the Cadet O.D. ' s office busy running liaison details in planning for Saturday morning maneuvers in the brush. Our only clash with the reserves tactically took place on a wooded little island up the Thames River. They had brown leggings which made much more difficult our task of finding out where the opposing army was located, but they could easily see us coming with our scrubbed wliite ones. But we had the tactical advantage of being faster run- ners. The whole engagement must he listed as a military flop hut it was a liighly interesting adventure for us swalis. Vi e found out how not to snake a towed whale boat with a steering oar. Oh yes, we went in boats, and it was a water borne expedition — an invasion of an enemv beach with an established beach head and a patrol of rangers for reconnaissance and everything. And this was before invasions throughout the world became so popular, ' e felt a little proud to he among the first to en- gage in this sort of warfare, even though it was practice. Subsequent Saturday mornings found tactics problems posted on the bulletin board. " Paratroops reported landed one mile nortli and two miles west Connecticut College. " And tlie bat- talion officers would immediately or- ganize the Battalion into a first-rate landing force dressed for Jiattle in dun- garees and empty landing force packs. Then the usual Saturday rain would start and not let up until after the for- mal dance tliat niglit. Extended disorder drill in the rain and cold of a Connecti- Tactical OHicei ]. J. McCLELLAND holds a conference on the parade ground with Plans and Training Officer PEAK and Battalion Executive BRINKMEYEB. cut dawn was a study in discomfort and morale. The thoughts of a hot shower and dry clothing in Chase Hall upon our return made us feel an affection for our home that we had never experienced before. But the old place felt effects of the crusaders ' return. The corridors were smelly from overheated ponchos hanging over radiators to dry. Mud and water spoiled our Saturday-inspection decks, and our woolen gloves and jerseys were full of milkweed seeds and sandhurrs. But even with all the aftermath, it was still a good sort of an expedition to be coming back from. In answer to the President ' s appeal for an immediate increase in the size of all the armed forces, the Academy and its mission underwent some severe modifications. The reserve school was built, and reserve officers graduated from it took over their own drill and indoctrination. But scarcely had the improve- ment for training reserve personnel been completed when there was a noticeable difference in the raw material coming through the gate. The uniforms of enlisted men began to appear more frequently among the members of the entering I In the upper right hand picture we see a scene which is repeated many limes during the year. Third Classmen are instructed in the operation and maintenance of small arms such as the Lewis Machine Gun, the Browning .30 caliber machine gun, and the Thompson Sub-machine Gun. team- ing the mechanics of these comparatively simple weapons is of great help in understanding the more complicated guns such as the 40 mm which is studied in the last year. In the picture on the right we see the Cadet Battalion enponchoed and on a security march in the rain. Small pieces of colored cloth pinned to our caps distinguish the soldiers of the two " armies " . We rigorously follow the pro- cedure as prescribed by the LFM and have airplane spotters, a " point " and advance body preceding the main body of troops. classes. Soon, new classes no longer had a predominance of college graduates in civilian clothes. Chief petty of- ficers, hakers, carpenters, quartermasters, firemen be- came the new reserve cadets. The requirement was a recommendation from their commanding officer, a per- iod of sea duty, and the ability to pass a preliminary examination. Graduations became commonplace, and our skid down the precedence list became rapid indeed. e speculated about the possibilities of our being junior officers for years when our already accelerated course would end in the summer of 1944. Our service was rapid- ly approaching the size of the peacetime navy. We were a little vexed to be sitting idly by while the ranks of commissioned officers grew several hundred more every month. Other services were growing, too. General Hershey announced that his draft army would number 3.600,000 men by the end of 1942. And from the reports that were coming in from the Philippines, we would need every man of them. Manila fell only 26 days after the all-out blitz by the Japanese. The whole situation in the Philip- pines seemed so incredible because of the slight depth of information of the American people who relied on war department communiques. Although the Jap sol- dier seemed like a high school boy carrying a BB gun, there were so many of him and such a scarcity of our soldiers and materiel that it was an uneven fight all tower right: Company Executive Ofticeis WILLIAMS, McCULLOUGH. WALLACE, ANDERSON, and WEISS. Below: Platoon Leaders HEMPTON, DILCHER, DEMPSEY. WOFFORD, WARREN. LANGENBECK, GEORGE, ROLLERT, EASTER, and JOHNSON. . e. - .. K ' ■ ' ■ ' - -tSL Slones ol Coast Guard personneJ being separated horn their ships, and lighting beside the army and marines caused some changes in our tactics program. Close order drill was de-emphasized, and actual Held maneuvers became im- portant. Packs were drawn, and bay- onet drill began in all seriousness. The possibility ot a cutter putting ashore a landing party was remote, but Coast Guard officers became beachmasteis lor the landings Irom transports. Our water IronI lleet now contains some ol the smaller types ol landing barges. along. Reports of holding firm sounded fine then, hut they turned out to he so wrong. On February 23, 1942, a navy communique announced that " the Coast Guard Cutter ALEX- ANDER HAMILTON was torpedoed hy an enemy submarine off Iceland. While being towed into port the ship capsized and had to he sunk hy gunfire. Loss of personnel, which occurred when the ship was torpedoed, was moderate. " March 17, the president announced that General Douglas MacArthur would command everything, including sea and air forces east of Singapore in the Southwestern Pacific, and that he would be more useful in Australia than on Bataan Peninsula. General MacArthur landed in Australia only a few days after " heavy Unite l States air and ground forces " arrived there. There were two worlds then, there are two worlds now. With only a few more weeks of living in this world apart which we have come to know so well, our feelings today are not un- like those of the days of j)lanning and prepara- tion for coming to the Academy. Graduation seemed so remote in the spring of 1942 with two classes in the place to go before us. Keeping our . m ■w, ' -r- -■ ' ' H F THE BATTALION ON THE LINE eyes open going clown to tlie river for morning rowing was a greater j)robleni than wondering what the best naval district would l)e to put in for on graduation. But the projjlem was there, and graduating one class and lieing about to graduate another was making it more prominent all the time. Nothing more emphasized the mission of the Acad- emy to make of us military men than the eternal prac- tice of formal, close order drill. We soon discovered after arriving at the Academy that our life was supposed by outsiders to he a succession of glamourous activities. ' e did begin to feel a little glamourous sometimes, es- pecially when there were several admirals, senators, and university presidents out to inspect and review our troops. When Mr. Evans had had the band " sound off " for us that day Swab Summer, every one of lis Iiegan to feel a fierce sense of duty and loyalty. But now, after seven months at the Academy, we really knew where we stood in the Battalion. How deeply imbedded we were at the very bottom of the hill! Swabs! The orderlies, the foot soldiers of the military hierarchy here. We had to be very sure that if a rifle were dropped it was not one of ours. There was a distinctly different ])sychology used in teaching us drill from that used by army sergeants. For us, the honor of the corps and the Service was always at stake. It was impressed upon us that any imperfection at drill would reflect on everyone in the corps. The de- sire for precision got into our blood, and our pride in straight ranks and fore-and-aft arm swinging was actu- ROBERT C. BOARDMAN Battalion Commander ally as great as that of the Battalion Commantler. Drill at 1100 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings right after physics class was not conducive to an un- ruffled state of mind. As the five-of bell rang, we would close our hooks suggestively and sit forward in our chairs as the prof droned on. And on. Would he never stop? Why didn ' t the section leader remind him that in 10 minutes we had to be splendidly arrayed in blue uni- forms and white leggings for drill? But finally despairing at our sudden disinterest, the prof would shake his head, gather up his Perkins and amidst the scraping of chairs and clicking of heels leave the room. Then a rat race down the hall would ensue, and our section would start a vigorous heel and toe march back to the barracks. About then, we heard the bugle ' s snappy " To the post " if umltr. oniop 10 mi. iioaid rtiuirs r tlop? tinll) stm nbni fdiaii! il rice Id ' Url imcii. t pn ' l which meant five minutes to go. Of course we had our shirts al- ready rigged with their complicated detachahle collars and cuff- links, but the problem of putting on our chalky white leggings was not yet solved. If a lace didn ' t break, tiiere were even odds on making the formation on time. It was a simple matter to rig on the bayonet belt, but most of the time the belt was either too small or too large from having been used as an orderly belt the day before. The finishing touch was the white gloves with a dash of water on each palm to keep the rifle from slipping. Usually the hell had rung an undetermined time before, but the proce- dure when late was quite simple. A rifle salute to the company commander and a request to fall in would only bring the ques- tion " ' Any excuse? " and the answer " No. sir " ' and ultimately the incident would be recorded in the conduct book. Although Saturday mornings brought inspections and drills R. . DONOVAN, Battalion Adjutant, instructing Company Commanders CREWS, LODGE, FEHRENBACHER and BAILEY in swozd manual. IIhII BATTALION STAFF Battalion Commander R. C. Boardman Battalion Executive Officer . W. H. Brinkmeyer Battalion Plans and Training Officer P. R. Peak, Jr. Battalion Adjutant R. J. Donovan Battalion Intelligence Officer W. L. Weiss Battalion Supply Officer G. A. Warren Battalion Communications Officer K. H. Langenbeck A COMPANY Commander J. J. Fehrenbacher Executive W. H. Wallace Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon G. F. Hempton Platoon Leader, 2nd Platoon H. E. Dilcher B COMPANY Commander R. S. Lodge Executive H. G. Anderson Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon I. M. Dempsey, Jr. Platoon Leader, 2nd Platoon A. W. WoHord C COMPANY Commander R. J. Donovan Executive W. L. Weiss, Jr. Platoon Leader, 1st PJaloon G.A.Warren Platoon Leader, 2nd Platoon K. H. Langenbeck D COMPANY Commander R. L. Bailey, Jr. Executive A. J. McCuUough Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon C. H. George Platoon Leader, 2nd Platoon D. H. Roller! E COMPANY Commander D, B. Crews Executive G. E. Williams Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon C. R. Easter Platoon Leader, 2nd Platoon R. D. Johnson Cleaning up and inspeclions keep us constantly reminded that we are cadets. The job of inspecting has been tiadi- tionally that o the First Class, but the job of cleaning up belongs to the whole corps the year around. On (he e (, we have the three gnomes showing us how they clean a liansom over a tall man ' s door. The scene below is re- peated daily at the Academy, rain or shine. Somelimes Firs! Classmen get sidetracked in their room inspections to look at some ol the pictures on (he underclassmen ' s boofccases. J; and brush beating, tbey also Ijroiight a touch of domes- ticity to Chase Hall. Tlie upperclassmen seemed to be in their best-naturcd mood then jjccause the weekend brought freedom beyond the gate and beyond the rou- tine that kept lis jumping from Monday morning ' s row- ing to Saturday noon ' s chow. They were tolerant when tiie laundry orderly was a little late, their ranting was mild when they got the wrong bucket back. It was even hard to enforce square corners and doiiljle time when the corridors were filled with a confusion of chairs and shoe boxes and towel racks and study tables. If you knew what First Classman was going to in- spect your wing, you could ] lan your Saturday morning work somewhat. Some of them concentrated on pulling out bookcases and looking for gear and dust behind them, some concentrated on clean windows, some con- centrated on shined shoes in the lockers. They were all very tliorough, no matter what their specialty, and their eagle eyes would search out every fault in the room. From squinting down rifle barrels to looking under your mattress for dirty leggings, they let nothing escape them. For two years they had been inspected, and when their turn was at hand they knew all the tricks. But we were fast learning most of the tricks our- New cadets ate seldom awaie of it, but the upperclassmen are just as curious as to what the new class will be like as the swabs are ignorant of the life at the Academy. The proposition behind much of the indoctrination is that a swab is not to have too much time to himself, and his activities are planned for him in such a way that his spcrre time is taken up improving his brace, perfecti ng his manual of arms, or at tattoo, even doing a little " Praise Allah " for the happy outcome of a Second Class exam on the morrow. One absolute indication that it is a bunch of cadets you ' re looking at is whether or not you see them shaking out every fifteen minutes ( ower righ( . selves. Putting forty-five degree corners on our beds became a matter of habit, and having the lower edge of the pillow exactly sixteen inches from the head of the bed was only a minor detail that was certain to be correct if we had been care- ful to turn down the prescribed length of spread and liad folded it over the proper amount. The screens in Chase Hall used to be indoors and they re- quired a thorough brushing every Sat- urday and the inspecting cadets couldn ' t see the windows througli them. But then they moved the screens outboard of the windows, and the task changed from dusting screens to washing windows. Some of the drugstore cowl)oys among us Iiad the word, tliough, on wasliing windows. All it took was a lot of old newsapers. A light scrul)liing with a soaking wet gob of paper and a light finish with a dry wad would leave the windows windex clean. The Saturday morning job of waxing the deck went to tlie man in charge of tlie room. The gleam achieved was always directly pro- portional to the time and work spent l)ut even if we had no time at all to clean the room, it was imperative to throw at least a little wax on llie deck to " get w -WJ " ' t the smell of wax in the room. " Although getting the deck waxed was the major project of a Saturday morning cleanup, it was the miscellany that got us hounced. We peeled the rol- lers of our chairs, we dusted out our col- lar hoxes, we washed our mirrors, we put new blotters on our desks, we brought our accounts up to date, we re- moved all nonreg articles from our ac- cordion cases and typewriter boxes, we polislied our doorknobs, we dusted the back jjunk rails, we took the knots out of the windowshade cord, we sewed our names in our bathrobes, we stowed our slippers inboard, we scrubjjed the bulk- heads around the light switches, we even went under the shoe rack in the closets and dug out gear left there by cadets of ten years ago. We guessed it was just our destiny to be on second conduct. But second conduct or not. Chase Hall was a wonderfully clean and shin- ing place in spite of the comments of the First Classmen tearing our rooms apart. Our cleaning up amounted to a spring housecleaning every week, but the in- specting cadets were in no sense like or- dinary neighbors coming in to admire the jol). They were critical and they PROF. CHESTER EDWARD DIMICK Head of the Department of Mathematics The picture below shows the drawing lab, where we wrestled lor weeks with the famous angle valve. There were all sorts ol blue prints and models lor us to draw Irom but the prints were somewhat illegible, and the cutaway models bore slight resemblance to the one we were supposed to draw. On the opposite page we have Mr. Taulbee explaining the gyroscope. On the op- posite page also is shown a blackboard lull ol difierential equations, one ol the ramifications calculus finally evolved into. (leiiiandcd perfection. They were the way and the light, and we did our hest to keep up with their ideals. Days droned hy, unrestricted weekends came and went, formal dances with their need for date scrambles went off with little fun for us. Being a swal) those days was not agonizing, it was just hothersomc. It was bothersome to double time, it was bothersome to have to spend lilierty time in the drawing lab on work most of us could not possil)ly finish in the alloted class periods. Whether or not those long hours in the drawing lab were dull de- pended on whether Frank Barnett or Joe Montagna was present. A loud squawk in their corner would signify trouble, but each of them had his own method of fixing it up. Frank was a " start a new plate " man and Joe was a " oh, hell. I can fix tliis up " man. Only when the graded plates are returned to us at graduation will we l)e able to determine which method got the best results. But Joe and Frank had no monopoly on troubles. The agony of seeing an almost completed job ruined by the long black glisten of an overturned bottle of ink wasn ' t helped nuicb by a little cussing. But even if we were lucky enough to keep the ink from spilling, none of us was able to keep it from following a previously inked line under the triangle. e had many theories as to why the ink ran under. Some said our ink was too thin, others swore that the ink was too thick, and took too long to dry. But no matter what the explanation, ink still flowed exasperatingly under the triangle on our plates. Bartlett and Johnson in their drawing book " for the use of Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy " liad all the rules for inking, pencilling, keeping drawing instniments in good shape liut not a word on tiic simple troulile tliat was plaguing us. Most of us finally settled on the practice of using two triangles to keep the straight edge off the paper. ])ut we had to do it on the sly Ijecause Bartlett and Johnson did not commit tliemselves on whether or not that was good drawing practice. Although working on our drawings on weekends became our main extra- curricular activity, the matliematics and physics departments still contri])uted their share to tlie entertainment. Analytics slipped with bewildering rapidity into calculus and hyperbolic functions, while physics was off on a few tangents ■ v ■ " Z - i lL»vv - 3 ..-V-- ' ?? " ? LIEUTENANT . A. HOLT, Accounting Officer, is a popu ar man on (he j7(h oi the month. •«sasw ' of its own witli jnoljlcins of how loud a diaphonc fog horn would sound at 8000 yards or how much potential difference would lie created hetween wing tips of an air- plane flying east through the eartli ' s lines of force. Wc learned thoroughly how to weigh ])encil marks on the halances in the physics lalioratory and how to I)uild our own logarithm tal)lcs in calculus class. In the department of general studies, Mr. Sluiman gave us a lot to think ahout in his course that was sort of a comhination of Freudian psychology and contem- porary Anglo-American literature. We toyed hravely with words like " id " and " lihido " and thought hack to the time we were adolescent to see whether we thought and acted like Freud said we should have. Mr. Slmniaii stocked us up well on drawing room conversation material. Jolin Galsworthy and Gertrude Stein had their personalities and eccentricities vincov- ered for us so well that we felt on intimate terms with hoth of them. e learned that the idea that a story must have a point was old fashioned, we learned that a writer can get his point across hy creating impressions instead of stating facts. e learned ahout the political philos- ophies of other governments. And then, suddenly. Mr. Shuman was gone. Professor Lawrence ' s explanation that he had gone to feed the starving Armenians was scarcely satisfactory. But lie was gone, and we regretted that we were to go no further into the suhjects that he had laid open for us. Our own rooms in Chase Hall were the scenes of the real hattles with indefinite integrals and Bernouli ' s liieorem. Evening study hour was the most serene period of the day and the tliree hours of communion with slide rule and calculus hook had a way of going hy pretty fast during the husiest weeks of the semester. The evening sessions were sort of a rest period for us swahs hecause we were immune from swah calls. And sometimes there was even something interesting to read for English or history. The main incentive to studying was the nightly prowl of the Cadet O.D. He seemed very interested that we keep husy and quiet and that there he no gear strewn around the room. But most of us needed no prodding to do enough studying to pass the exams and stay off the Saturday tree if possihle. Vi e were not quite sure yet how hard it was going to he to stay in the Academy. Al- ready a dozen of our classmates had failed in their tussle with the previous semesters work. The Second Classmen were a little more confident of their standing and al)ility, and as a result could apjtortion their study time in such a way that they could keep in touch with the hest in the current magazines. e were not to know for two years what the First Classmen did with their time. Now we know, and it isn ' t so exciting as we thought. But there was never any fooling around during Shown on these two pages are a few scenes liom our Chase Hall life. Mr. Holt ' s office is the source of most good and bad news and all sorts of sculllebutt on every subject. Cadets, shown in the upper picture going to their rooms for study hours, find that as each year goes by, the study hours decrease. This has been especially true with the adoption of the three year system. Chase Hall ' s brightly shining rows of windows are now masked by shades in compliance with the dimoul, but the quiet of study hour still reigns six nights a week behind those shades. exam week. From Monday to Saturday the four hour exams came, one a day. And the afternoons and evenings liefore such exams as calcuhis and physics were straight knockout drill. When we were given " carry on " during examination week, we realized how seriously Coast Guard cadets regarded that other fifty percent of the term mark tliat had to be earned by the final. The Academic Board would usually forgive four or five trees a week if the final exam was satisfactory. So there was really something at stake and we had to take those last weeks of the term especially seriously. As we lugged the chairs to the gymnasium, it wasn ' t exactly impending doom that we felt, hut certainly something closely akin to it. During the Week itself there would be a half hour every afternoon devoted to recreation by direction. Features of these Every activity on these two pages is as nonreg as goldfish in the globe oi the overhead light, but these pictures had to be posed, since cadets are too pro- licient in such nefarious activities to be caught by photographers — or any- one else! Mr. Spotts is revealing his initials tor the O.D. because he has no blue piping on his jumper. The gentle- man in the mess hall is indulging in sandwich making and no doubt plans to take it up to his room. In the lower chiffonier drawer we have the deed consummated and found out — (his time, a tempting plate of apple pie. Not all bad news was irom the battlelronts. As the NORMANDIE burned at her pier, an empty teeling found its place in our stomachs. We lelt that our inexperience in total war was respon- sible. The lirst installment on the debt oi Pearl Harbor was repaid in the Battle oi Midway. Carrier-based aircraft delivered this blow to one of Tojo ' s heavy cruisers. The little yellow men are huddling near the stern, evidently ready to give their lives for their Emperor. We, too, had our losses, as the nation learned that the LEX- INGTON had been sunk in the Coral Sea. Our war became one of supplies and troop move- ments. The first American Expeditionary Force of World War 11 arrived in Ireland only two months after General MacArthur escaped to Australia. The example of Malta helped us to live under those first defeats. Major General James Doolittle attaches a Jap medal to a 500 pound bomb which he dropped on Tokio shortly afterwards. The raid brought a wave of over-optimism that was replaced by a strong determination that we would win the long, hard war. sessions were snowball fights and sightseeing trips around our reservation which was growing so fast that there would be a new building up almost every time we looked out of the window. Steanishovels excavating the basement for the new hospital were the main interests and we became expert sidewalk superinten- dents and could predict accurately the next move of the oper- ator. It took plenty of dynamite to blast away enough rock to perch the new sickbay perilously on the side of the hill. They did a good job, though, because it looks solidly enough situated now. The frame l)uildings of Mud Town were rising fast. The way it was laid out, it looked bigger than all the rest of the Academy put together. But it had to be l)ig. Up to date, it has turned out more officers than the Academy has in all its years of existence. It was a little incongruous to be studying for final exams in politics and history and mathematics when the world around us was engaged in destroying itself in a series of the most history-making episodes it had ever seen. At the Academy, we ■ i: ' did not realize the extent to which the nations of the globe were driving them- selves to produce for destroying. We did not realize the extent to which the United States was fighting for her very life. The news of Pearl Harbor had I)ecn quite reassuring. The papers had it that only a few war vessels had been destroyed, most of them old or target ships. It was not to be until December 1942, when all the damage had been repaired, that the true news of the extent to which the Japanese had really knocked out our fleet was released to the American people. By February, 1942, the Japanese frontiers stretched from Singapore across Borneo. Celebes, Amboina, to New Britain. That the fear of invasion on our West Coast was not considered as only an outside possiliilily was evidenced by the evacuation of all persons of Japanese ancestry from the coastal areas. During the spring months, sinkings by German submarines along our coasts reached hundreds of thou- sands of tons of shipping. The German Armies were hammering at Sevastopal to try to blast a way to the upper Caucasus. Even manicure shops re- mained open in the city as the Russians made plans to evacuate. But the troul)Ies of the world were far remote from our minds as we pre- pared to go on leave for the first time as something other than swabs. ft J :7, THE usual letdown accompanying us on our return to the Academy was very real tliis time. There were no comfortable innerspring sacks awaiting those of us who were to go on the first cruise. We glimpsed our rooms only long enough to find the previously packed seahags and tlien stumbled down the dark road to the dock and to our new stations. The officer of the deck was awaiting us on the ATLANTIC with a flashlight and a sacking list. Somehow we found our bunks and those of us not on quartermaster watch got a little rest l)cfore setting sail the next day. Boy, it was hot in that ship that night! HAMILTON HALL IN SUMMER Half o our Second Class summer cruise was spent aboard the ATLANTIC, where we learned a little o the art o sailing a fore ' n ' aft rigged ship. At the same time we had our irs( iook at a triple expansion reciprocating steam engine installation. We all had our sail stations, which we took when Com- mander Imlay decided that there was wind enough to warrant hoisting the ATLANTIC ' S 17,000 square feet of saii area. Setting the topsails was the duty assigned to the more skilled sailors among us since, as seen above, the task was not one for a beginner. Once the sails were up, there was never a more beautiful ship than the ATLAN- TIC. Down below, we stood the engine room watches and got a pretty good idea of (Jie routine operalion of a steam plant. We lit off boilers, checked pressures and temperatures, handled the throttle, wrote up the log, and painted. And, peculiar to the ATLANTIC, we stood the " hammer watch, " giving the air pump a gentle tap with a hammer at fre- quent intervals when a faulty rod be- came jammed. When the DANMARK an.l ATLANTIC stood out to sea, or to Sound as you might say, there was a lot of dehate ahout where the most interesting post of ohservation was. In the engine room, Chief Moog handled the throttle and reversing gear of the ATLANTIC ' S reciprocating three cylinder steam engine with a touch as delicate as if he were winding a watch. The old en- gine wouldn ' t stop exactly wlien the throttle was completely closed, and it took a hit of reverse juicing to hring it to a halt. From the engine room, it was hard to realize that we were under- way. But when the ship left the harhor and hit the swells of open water, the undulations of the deck plates caused a strange consternation in the pit of the stomach. It didn ' t seem right to have the deck plates giving that elevator sensation when ap- parently we were in a little closed room with no motion what- ever. But we had heard that seasickness was only a matter of psychology, and a trip topside to see how the ship was rolling and pitching in the swells orientated our logic and our stomachs. Once the novelty of riding in a sailing schooner wore off, the cruise became an adventure in soogee and brass polish. How superior we had felt to the Third Classmen on board to whom this cruise was the first introduction to the Academy with its II strict caste system! However, the first few Sunday mornings spent polishing hrass impressed us with our importance most successfully, and most of these ses- sions resolved themselves into seeing who could look the husiest and least comfortahle while doing very little pol- ishing in a very comfortahle position. Things to rememl)er ahout the two weeks on the ATLANTIC were the ex- cellent chow we had the day the weather was so rough that the port holes were under water most of the time, and Mr. Santa Cruz ' s exclamations of excitement as he watched the large angles registered by the inclinometer. Boatswain Petersen had a unique way of registering disap- proval when he decided that George Thometz was watching the anti-aircraft installations on Point Judith a little too intently. It consisted of a scronch grip Perhaps more than anything eise, the cruise on the DANMARK will be remembered for its manual (raining aspects. The prime receiver ol cadet energy was the anchor capstan. Originally run by an elec- tric motor, it was made inoperative by the breakdown of (he ship ' s irreplaceable Diesel generator the first day out of New London. From that time on, hoisting the anchor was a back-breaking task, requiring (wo dozen cade(s (o make some 200-odd revolu(ions ajbou( the capstan, pushing on the six capstan bars. Next in line as a consumer of cadet energy was hoisting the yards and setting the sails to the shrill of Mr. Langevad ' s bos ' n ' s pipe — you see the pro- cedure below. But the drudgery was almost completely forgotten when the task was finished and the beauty of all sails drawing full overcame the feelings ol fatigue. When not on cruise, our (ime during (ha( summer was occupied wi(h differential equations, history, communications — and a more than usual number of novels. Despite the rather drowsy expressions in the picture below, those earphones in communications class are actually bringing in code, and no( a sleepy waltz. ii m CAPTAIN W. R. RICHARDS Anti-Suhmaiine Training OHicer The war has brought many changes in ordnance used aboard ship. Gone are the days when a gunner ' s mate could service every gun aboard. Now a whole crew of electricians and machinist ' s mates are his assistants. It is impossible to learn about all marks ot modern ordnance, so we con- centrate on the fundamentals common fo all in- stallations. With this background and the whole library ot instruction that accompanies every new piece ol equipment, we stand a good chance ot learning our ships on cur assignments. An entire new armory was necessary to house these new instruments ot destruction (below). From front to rear we see a 3 " gun mounted tor use against aircraft: a quadruple mount ot 40 mm AA guns, director controlled: and a 5 " 38 cal dual purpose gun, director controJJed. in the seat of the trousers. Thometz secured. The niglit that we of tlie port watch were hauled out of our sacks at an ungodly hour to go pull one of the liberty hoats off a sand jjar, we felt particularly abused. As usual, we were in a liberty port on the day that the starboard watch had liberty. True the starboard watch missed the invaluable experience of lowering away a pulling boat in the middle of the night and navigating it to an unknown destination and accomplishing sea- manship ' s most difficult task of floating a stranded vessel. Our utilization of the wash from a passing ferryboat to lift the launch off the bar was nothing short of ingenious. Vague rumors that the first two weeks were all that we were to have aboard the ATLANTIC caused the usual last minute scurrying and transcribing to get the required notebook on deck and engine room completed. And sure enough, the scuttlebutt was true. The square-rigged DANMARK was to be our home for the next two weeks. Multiply the brass fixtures by ten and tlie deck area ])y fif- teen and you in essence have the DANMARK. And never will we question the fact that the Danes are the cleanest people on earth. The ship had to be scrubbed and soogeed at least three times a day. TJie wheel house was varnished seven times during the two weeks. The commanding officer ' s motto " ' ou can always find something to do aboard ship " got into our hair more than once. Rainy days found us scrubbing out the l)oats and sanding down the oars. But all was not drudgery on that ship. All of us picked up Scandinavian accents and tried to emulate tlie seadog manner of the Danish officers. Hunting for hydrant numljer 4 was sort of a game during fire drill. Mr. Langevad ' s lectures on rules of the LIEUTENANT COMMANDER C. HEINZEL, demonstrating the botesigbting of the 5 " gun. The old armory is still used in the instruction ol small arms and stand-by battle armament. The more complex the fire control system becomes, the more likely that it will be put out of action during battle. In this event, the old reliable hand-operated guns might make the difference between a loss and a victory. Modern equipment has provision for the hand operation used on (he broadside guns of 1914. ! CAPTAIN (E) G. R. O ' CONNOR Head of the Department of Marine Engineering I roacJ amused us with tlieir sincere a Iinoiiisliin ;s not to take your right of way when a trawler is hearing down on your ship. Mr. Nielsen ' s talk on inyection walfes made them more interesting than a Chinese puzzle. Our eonnections with newspapers were more remote than ever that summer. The way we learned of the hurning of the Coast Guard transport WAKEFIELD was typical of how tlie world was affecting us even here in tlic little world of our own. Rumor had it that our Commandant of Cadets-to-he had licen ahoard tlie ship and its hurning had diverted him to other duties. A Coast Guard cox- swain was responsihle for the cajituring of German spies landed on Long Island from a submarine. They were appreliended hy the FBI and hanged after court The Second Class academic yeai concerns ilsell mainly with Marine Engineering and Navigation — and the biggest arm load ot books ot all three years. The steam laboratory here at the Academy is one ol the best equipped in the country, and we have heard many stories about how the cadets themselves installed the equip- ment when the Academy moved Irom Fort Trum- bull to the present site. The comprehensive course in AC and DC is brought to lite in the electricity lab for one Ihree-hour session each week, where we throw switches and hook up circuits, trying to understand what we are doing, while avoiding lethal shocks. martial. Koininol was almost in sight of Suez aiul British forces were aligned on the horders of Egypt in what seemed then like a hopeless last stand. But the fate of the world was not bother- ing us so nuieh as was the morse code and differential equations of summer 1942. As Second Classmen, our biggest gripe of all was the maze of laboratory reports which came due every week. The work was easier but more tedious than the theoretical work of Swab Year, and there was a fairer relation- ship between time spent and marks made. The man with the college training had no longer the advantage over his class- mates. The work became quite technical in character and not much was left of the theory of mathematics except mechanics and even that was beginning to show itself lendable to many practical applications. That was the year we got so familiar with the little device known as the ram. We had them (Upper righO COMMANDER F. G. EASTMAN explains the piinciple of the helical How turbine. (Right) LIEU- TENANT COMMANDER A. H. GIFFIN says it is diHicuIt to leU whether it is steam or water coming out of (hose (ry cocks. COMMANDER W. P. HAWLEY Head of the Department of Navigation The Navigation Departmenl at the Academy is the most active organization we know which is engaged in combatting the modern theory that the sextant has been relegated to the gear locker. Our course here has been called the finest nav- igation course in the country, and those of us who have been through several semesters of spher- ical trigonometry, haversines, Dutlon ' s ' Time, " Ageton, H.O. 214, maneuvering boards and gyro compasses can well believe it. Some one has said that navigation is not difficult — just a little adding and subtracting and interpolating in ta- bles. Nevertheless, we stick to our story that this science is one of the most difficult and disciplining courses at the Academy. SO frequently in AC that towards the end of the year we noticed that Mr. Creedon was gettinfj a little sheepish, and sure enough, they drizzled to a stop several days before the finals. And a ram in mechanics was just as sure as reveille was at 0600. Rams in navigation were less frequent, but it was alisolutely essential to know whether or not there was going to he a change of date. There usually was. The steam laboratory was a comfortable place to spend an afternoon. We had interesting lectures from warrant officers and chiefs who really knew what they were talking about when it came to after-condensers or boilers or jet pumps. Having to draw all the gadgets took much of the enjoyment out of laboratory, but it wasn ' t had if there was a simplified sketch in Naval Machinery. We were to get on more intimate terms with the steam lab the next year, but after this brief introduc- tion, not all of us had sworn off putting in for engineer- ing duty upon graduation. The Mollier chart became a hobby with some of the engineers of us. The chart really wasn ' t as compli- cated as it looked. Tlie only troid)le was that entropy was one of the principal arguments, and not many of us knew what entropy was. Some of the definitions were quite intriguing. Our thermodynamics hook made a scholarly declaration that " entropy is what you multiply temperature by to get work. " We knew that pressure was what you multiply volume hy to get work, and that you could also get work ])y multiplying force hy dis- tance, but this new quantity was a bit too elusive for our logical minds. A little more down to earth were Mr. Giffin ' s rem- iniscences on the various ways of overcoming difficulties encountered on some of the older ships now used as transports. It seemed that much of the auxiliary equip- ment on the shii)s had seen its best days and such items as blowers and refrigerating systems were continually Our new library makes us wistful occasionally because of (he lack of time that we have to browse around in it. It is now more than ever the show place oi the reservation, and Coast Guard history can be followed by study of the murals decorating the main reading room. The library joined in the rush a few years ago of changing from the Dewey Decimal to the L.C. classilication system, and after several years in the throes of conversion, the job is almost com- pleted. hreaking down. His improvisations were tlie subject of many an interesting; ancodote. e couldn ' t help think that tlie hoilers on the LEONARD W OOD nuist have done quite a hit of panting with notliing Imt a wardroom fan for draft. No one wondered out loud thoufjh. liecause none of us was quite sure that fechle drafts were wliat made l)oilers ])ant. e just kept quiet and lioped the blowers would work in any shij) we were engineering officer on. Restricted weekends at the Academy helped out most of our pocketljooks and enabled most of us to fix up our unsatisfactory relations with the textbooks. For a while there was a radio in the rec room to relax with during the long Saturday evenings. But some midnight marauder had severed the connections and neatly lifted our power-packed super bet from its moorings, and took, stole, and carried away our main amusement of the pre- pool days. Everyone from the Executive Officer to the Coniman- Heie are a few of fhe ways we enjoy ourselves when there are no women around. The pool table is probably the best investment in morale that has ever been made around the Academy and spectators are quick to perceive which of (heir classmates were nurtured on the f umes of poof hall cigar smoke at an early age. In the upper right hand corner, we have the chief of the TIDE RIPS mudslinging department making the best of a restricted weekend, Gil- lick was ably assisted in immortalizing the Class of 1945 by Rusty Perez, Jim Murphy, Jim Maher, Paul Peak, Ted Rapalus, and Jim Carroll. Always ready for relaxation is " Shag " Lodge whose finger-idling over the ivor- ies recalls to each of us some pleasant memory while below is Bud Dolber who whittled away dull hours as O.D. on his model airplane much to the con- sternation of rival builders and Lt. Comdr. Smenton. dant of Cadets was out to avenge this rupture of tlie security of Chase Hall. Cars were stopped, the shruhbery in the quadrangle was searched, the trunkroonis were scavenged. But no radio. The saga of the missing radio will prohaljly he the greatest mystery ever to haunt this very cor- rect place where thefts are definitely not on the schedule. Even the swahs passing through the rec rooms would pause a moment and rev- erently gaze toward the remains of the corpus delecti. However, this crime was hut a consummation of a cumulation of outrages against our equipment for carefree weekends. Our records had been disappearing Long dresses and a receiving line are the only things lett to distinguish our formal dances Irom inlormal ones. Belore the guests can be escorted into the ballroom a fashionable 20 minutes after the dance has started, the place must have been converted from a gym. This involves a lot of thought by the dance committee and a lot of furniture transporting by their Third Class help- ers. We must pay tribute to these people whose work is so often unrecognized. (luriiiji tlic whole Second Class Year, slowly at fust, and then at an accelerated rate. The next logical step would he for the crook to come hack after the phono part of the set so he could play his records. But he has never returned to the scene of the crime, so we figure he was satisfied with the one station that the radio would get. WNLC has good ])rograms. One of the greatest joys of heing a Second Classman was the liherty witli no strings attached. As swahs we had had to fix up the gymnasium for the formal dances. The higgest project was three fish from each swah for the Nautical Dance. Then we could take our girls around and pridcfully point out our fish. The girls were nice aI)out ohliging with an irresistihle " Oh, how culcH Some of the dances had very complicated motifs. The kind that were especially had were the snowflake scenes in which the higher reaches of the velvet curtain on the stage had to he covered. The sipieals of tlie women were small com- pensation for the contortionist acts we had to pull the next morning plucking the damned things off. The Bos- ton night cluh fire simplified the decorating somewhat. ' e guessed that it was prohahly for that reason that the use of the canopy of hlue cloth was discontinued. They had to keep the lights lower after that to hide the un- sightly girders in the roof. Decorating and many other things were invariable about a cadet formal dance. First, we were invited and would sign in. Second, Dr. Blunt was invited, and she deeply regretted that she would not be able to make it. And it always rained, and there were never enough taxis. Now sou ' westers and hip boots are vital parts of many Conn College girls ' wardrobes. Walking down to the dances with our girls were the only times that we were privileged to use the arcade as cadets. A commission from the President of the United States would serve as a The First Class members of the dance committee are John Lape, Ted Rapalus, Joe Everton, and ]im Maher. Every formal dance presents a new problem for them in seeing that the gym is prop- erly prepared tor us to entertain our guests and seeing that the place is reconverted into a gym- nasium the following Sunday morning. A weekend is not complete until it has been beat to death in a bull session, our master version of which you see on the opposite page. And the artist shown here in the center of the group is invariably in the center o a((rac(ion in any bull session he ' s in. Things happen to Joe that never happen to anyone else we ' ve ever known! Our weekend ac(ivi(ies are many and varied, only a few are shown here. Mostly we drag— some our girJs or fiancees, some Wind dates, but we drag — (o dances, fo picnics, (o skating parties on the college Pond in the winter and to swimming parties at Ocean Beach in the summer, to church, to the movies, and to dinner. Someday someone is going to write a book on " How To Get Along On a Cadet ' s Pay " — as soon as someone finds out how (o gel along! That graduated pay scale at ours was certainly set up when a different standard of living was in effect in New London. " season ticket for tlic arcade, so we made tlie most of the little interludes that were accorded xis on this horrowed time. There were two kinds of girls available for our guests. Town girls offered many advantages and con- veniences, but college girls were more plentiful and handier. Many a cadet ran afoul of the grapevine system of the College, and many of us have lieen sliocked to find that Connecticut College women know more about the Academy than we do. We always got the hot dope about when leave was going to start and how many davs it was going to last from our girls. Liberty, money, and a girl l)ecame exquisitely as- sociated with a good time during this Second Class Year. The money proposition, always serious, was becoming more difficult liecause of the rising prices of food. To take COMMANDER G. M. PHANNEMILLER OHicei in Charge of SPAR Training out tlic fjirl on the seventeen dollar allowance called for a lot of ingenuity. The price of a dinner in downtown New London increased from sixty cents durinji Swah Sunnner to two or three dol- lars in 1942. And this was just when gas ration- ing was making us more availahle. Civilians were now on our transportation level, and walk- ing and hus riding were no longer something second l)cst that we could offer our girls. Mr. Giffin revealed his inner self one eve- ning at a class party. We found that integral superheaters and ward room fans weren ' t every- thing in his repertoire. For an hour that Hou- dini in a lieutenant commander ' s uniform re- galed us with a collection of the smoothest card tricks we had ever seen. It was only the merest coincidence that we had heard ahout this latent ability of his, and it took a lot of talking to get him to throw off his modesty and show us the other man. Our girls thought it was big time. Yes, it finally happened. The Coast Guard went and got itself a women ' s auxiliary. Here was a third source of potential dates. The officer candidates moved to the Academy; more ex- plicitly, they moved into a well-fortified wing of Chase Hall. Immediately we had visions of new Memorandum Orders. ' " Any cadet found looking at the SPARS will he severely dealt with. " However, it was not a JNIemorandum Order that realized our fears because " discipline within the Battalion " took care of the relations hetwecn cadets and tlie female coastguardsmen. These new cadettes marched in step everywhere they went. Female heel clicks in unison in the halls of Satterlee cause a moment ' s amusement in more than one AC class. For the first time we saw our instructor lose his composure and blush. Well, it did sound odd. We got used to the SPARS as we got used to every other innovation around the Academy. Reserves, Mud Town, a new library, a new sickbay, a new officers ' clubrooni, a new audi- torium, new messboys, good chow at the formals — this was the The new sickbay building is a well equipped hospital on the first and second decks, and a modern armory in the basement. New leatures oi the sickbay which have been added since it moved from the site of the officers ' club in Ham- ilton Hall aie a solarium, lady pharmacist ' s mates, an X-ray room, and a large dental clinic. Our dentists are noted lor their painless work, but we still dread that terse summons " You have a dental appointment . . . " , probably because we can ' t postpone it here as we could when we were civilians. SENIOR SURGEON R. A. FELIX Chief Medical Ofticei period of tlic Acadeniys most rapid expansion and diversification and change became the expected thing. Tliere was even something new in phys ed. Before commando courses liecame the rage all over the country, we were being experimented with on one of the earliest models. Later we found out that miicli of our equipment was not adopted in other schools. The instructors were quite enthusiastic and tried to interest us in their new toys. They were interesting in a sadistic sort of way, but it would have been a lot more fun watching someone else do the performing. The phys ed instructors always seemed to sense when we had a particularly big weekend, because on tliose Monday mornings, they would have more than their usual amount of vitality. They had sessions es- pecially designed to loosen us up after an all-night train ride coming back from leave. Conditioning reserves seemed to be the main ac- tivity of the dc])artment, but we noticed that we no longer had carefree days of touch football and rough and tumjjle basketliall. In their place came systems of calisthenics and skills intended to " harden up " the regular cadet corps. Phys ed was no longer fun and " the (jernuins and Japs are doing it so we have to do it too " i Cooidination, endurance, strength, and exercise habits aie the aims at the Physical Education Department. Sports are taught in season, and calisthenics and the commando course till in the gaps. Here, in horrendous detail, are shown a few excerpts trom our PE sessions. On the op- posite page, Lt. Geiger, wrestling coach, is running us through some exercises designed to strengthen the neck. Alter tundamentals are taught, actual bouts are held. At the lett, Lt. Taylor referees and coaches one of the bouts that come during boxing periods. Far left, Jim Durlee builds muscles and improves his sense of liming on the parallel bars, equipment always ready lor use. Below, the last panting mile of the commando course, and the ropes which are frequently the lead-ofi items for a busy hour of PE. provided the rationalization for lal)ored Ijreaths and sore thighs. Some predicted that the wooden i ' ootljall stadinni wouhl fail from fatigue hecause, in spite of all the natural hills of the Academy ' s terrain, those twenty-two eighteen inch steps and six sections made year around use of themselves as a Ijreatli taker. Footing secure and knees wohhling, the " other two-thirds " of the corps carried on. We knew every inch of the long trail to Jacoh ' s rock and every splinter in the stadium. It was a long time before we were ahle to guess the composition of the suspicious looking stuff that we landed on after " walking " up the high barricade. Someone finally figured out that it was harmless peat moss. The hurdles were not high, hut they were also anchored to the ground so no one could afford to fool around navigating them. There was some athletics that wasn ' t regimented, though. Every afternoon in the spring, there was a baseball game in the The splashing around in the swimming pool is organized now. We have steel rods to swim with, and two of them held together are supposed (o weigh as much as a rille. You have to kick like the dickens when you jump in (o keep the " rille " from going under wi(h you. The session in the pool usually ends up with a breath-taking jump oft the balcony into the water. Since this picture was taken, (here has been a diving board put on the balcony rail, all welded construction. park across Molicfjaii Avenue. There were quite a few spectators there wlieii the competition was interclass, hut when the officers ' team turned out, the corps went over en masse to watch. Frankly, we were amazed. Among the officers stationed at the Academy seemed to he a nucleus of a national hall cluh of not so many years ago. Commander W ' ehl) would sock that l)all down past first Ijase as if haschall instead of jiirisprndcncc was his profession. Mr. Forney got more excited than we would have helieved possihlc. while Mr. Scullion infielded like a veteran of the dugouts. And we knew, of course, that Mr. Knapp could i)lay Jiasehall. He was the speediest man on their team. Mr. Espelie surprised xis a little with his proficiency in picking up those grounders. March 1943 hrought many things besides spring fever and thoughts of love into our lives here at the Academy. We were getting a little apathetic toward things academic, and we were eager to helieve all the hot dope ahout the plans heing laid for our summer training. Most of tlie scuttleliutt turned out to he fake, Ijut it appealed to the more imaginative of our class- mates Ijecause of its incrcdil)ility and color. The general consensus is that most of it originated with Ben Ward. According to him, the course of instruction was to he enlarged to five years, with a couple of years off in the middle for duty on cutters as temporarily commissioned officers. That sounded a little strange, hut even more fantastic had liccn the early graduation of the Class of 1942, so we wouldn ' t disljelievc anything. More reliahle information aliout what was in store LAMBEBT " JUGGV LABSEN. CBM. number one roofer for Academy teams lor many years, has recently returned to sea duty. for us during the coming; months slijtped out when some of the officers were in a jovial mood at the Rlouoiiram Chilt I)an [uot. But it was several weeks later when Couunander c1)1j corrohoratcd tliesc new stories that we knew tliat this was souietJiini; to plan on. The consent of Headquarters was said to be imminent, and the actual Meuuirandum Order to Cadets was practically on the l)ulleliu I oard. Om- summer was to ])e divided into three parts: one month at Camp Le Jeunc running landing craft, two weeks at Fort McHenry in Baltimore learning fire fighting and ship- building, and two weeks at a Coast Guard air station. The news was so welcome tjiat his concluding statements aliout leaves being postponed until early autunni went almost unnoticed. Many of us considered that this experience would be as much fun as leave. Now — well, we ' ll take leave. Midsummer found us finally on our way to the deep South. The trip down was not a nightmare l)ut only because we couldn ' t get to sleep. From the nation ' s capital on south, the car we shared with soldiers and some miscellaneous southerners looked like the one that Aljraham Lincoln used to travel to Washington for his first inaugural address, only it must liave had seats in it then. Being plunged into the wilderness in such a conveyance was I)reatlitaking in more ways than one. They could have run another train with all the powdered coal that came through the cracks in that car. Our new grays took it well, though, and only became a little more somlier looking. The inarch to the station was our first public appearance in our grey unitoims. For some reason, onioofeers at the station thought we were Marines — but we were likened to many other organizations before the summer was over, because we were the first service group in the country to be issued the new working greys. At the station, some of us had practice in saying goodbye. It was the first of a long series of such goodbyes that will be demanded of us during our service career. Not all ot New River was boondocks. Here we are running lai:ding barges, inspecting landing boat engines, and learn- ing how to shoot an ' 03 and run a target. Landing barge days brought picnicking on the beach, which would have been lun had there not been sand tlies as big as robins to plague us. We could always jump into the ocean, though, and then worry about the aquatic vermin. Some- thing that will never be torgotten are the days oi snapping in at the range. It was hot and dry and dusty, and the mosquitoes attacked in squadrons, but the Marine Gunnery Sergeant said that the only way to learn to shoot was to do plenty ol snapping in. We did, until we became " snap happy. " This interesting mental slate was closely followed by our servitude in the butts, which resulted in our be- coming " patch happy. " The whole affair was summed up as a condition of " range happy. " Probably the people who saw us during the first days of the leave which followed our liberty-less month in New Biver noted our queer be- havior. Those of us who turn a lobster pink under the influence of vitamin D must have looked pretty funny, too. From Richmond to Rocky Mount, we had tlic car all to ourselves, and this lucky situation seemed to call for a chanfje in uniform. Coats, neckties, and sliirts were scraped off. Some hroke out their dunparces for pajamas. The Memorandum Order had read tliat we should lie in uniform and " on parade " while in pul)lic Ijut here in our |)rivate car, we took tjie initiative to adapt ourselves to our environment. From Rocky Mount, the train slowed down to 20 miles an Juiur. Tlie " piney woods " along the track gave a spooky and primitive appearance to the coun- tryside. It was impossihle to imagine what the inha])itants of the occasional sleepy little towns did for a living. But under the influence of ncarljy Camp Davis and various shipyards, Wilmington was a storm of going and coming. How- ever, the little southern ladies hehind the counters in the lunch rooms always had plenty of time to tell us all ahout grits and their Marine Ijoyfriends. Flat tires and overloaded springs seemed to he the main trouhles of the Ijus driver with whom we contracted to take us the 20 miles from Vi ilmington to Jacksonville and then the 20 miles more to the gate of tlie reservation. The Ims dumped us at the gate, and no amount of wjieedling could induce the driver to take us over to Courthouse Bay, which lie assured us was al)out 9 miles inside. However, a hail hrought a Marine hus to a halt, and we were safely installeii in wliat looked like an auto- mobile transport. The Ijiis hroiiglit us to our new home — harraeks, new but smelly and damp. Our first impressions of the eamp made us a little moody. Prominent features of the surroundings were wind, sand, mosquitoes, and fifteen thousand Marines. Some of tjie ])righter Marines discovered after we had been there about a week the similarity in uniform Ije- twecn us and Greyhound bus drivers. The parallel spread fast, and soon every Marine on the reservation noticed and remarked aliout the coincidence. The administration in an optimistic mood had placed signs all over the reservation reading " Keep off the grass. " A more appropriate sign would have been " Don ' t make tracks in the sand " Ijecause the only visiljle vegetation was j)ine trees and sandhurrs. The architec- ture was as uninspiring as the scenery so we had to rely on the Post Exchange and the nightly movie for aesthe- tic satisfaction. The poker and bridge games would have ■J you quessed it — these were taken in the boondocks! Running clock- wise around the page we see Lt. Burruss, USMCR, giving us a last word just belore we shove off on a midnight raid — Jim Carroll, defending his foxhole " as they did on Guadal " — the chow line, three welcome times a day, and incidentally, the best chow we had all summer — cedar water showers in the Carolina swamps; if clean- liness is next to godliness we were pretty close to purgatory most of the time — the outdoor classroom where we attended weapons school (if says here). Loots like in the picture, someone is resling his eyes. The scenes on this page are typical ol all three air stations that we visited this summer. Aircraft ordnance, parachute packing, elementary air navigation and actual flying took up our time during the day. All this was very interesting to us. But the Brooklyn contingent had thoughts ot the regal liberty hours (o keep them contented during the day and interested at night. Jn the words ol Lieutenant Commander Wild, " New York is an education in itself. " On the opposite page we find ourselves in Balti- more where we spent a two week period learn- ing fire fighting (not fire control as we had previously heard) and watched ships being con- structed in the Bethlehem-Foirfield yards and the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay. We were wel- comed to the Yard by Captains Beinburg and Thorn who gave us full leave to get in every- body ' s way and find out what makes a modern shipyard work. l)een more fun if there liadn ' t been the thoughts of working on that eonfoiindetl notebook always in the backs of our minds. But to us, New River was not landing l)arges, it was not the rifle range, it was not the Marines. The b «»ndocks were such a paralyzing shock that they overshadowed all the other raisons d ' etre of that marine corp.s i)roving ground. There we were in tliat North American wilderness and only one person with us knew all the answers. Marine Sergeant Gunny Stocks was one man we could count on in any kind of trouble. But even he fouled up sometimes. One day he predicted a hurricane in the morning and ice cream for dinner, both of which failed to show up. And when he told us " You guys use more water than a goddam regiment " we got the idea. The puddle around the water trailer dried up pronto, and from liiat time, no one dared rinse his face in tlie drinking water. Higlilights of the four days of agony in the l)rush were Gunny ' s hilarious lectures on judo. These took place at reveille in a sort of a high swamp. His pre- diction as to our first reaction when we found a liayonet coming Squeezing a parachute i small bundle. ito a very n. ROHRKEMPEH ' 41, Pilot: CADET BRASS ' 45, radioman. at us laid us low with laugliter. Yes, the hivouac was a unique place. No one slept there. In the daytime, we would have lectures and at night we would prowl around. The lectures were mostly ahout mortars and the accomplishments of the Marine Corps. Our standards were set by " those officers who have just come hack from Guadal " and as a result, those Garands were our constant companions at chow, in the hayou, everywhere. In those four days, we hecame quite intimate with the flora and fauna of the North Carolina jungle. The wilderness was alive. We didn ' t see any wolves, hut mosquitoes and snakes were enough wild life for us. The mosquitoes were a recent model, all metal, and they had sharpened their appetites on Leather- necks so thev didn ' t have nuu ' h troidile piercing our Connecticut acclimated skins. The compass march as explained Iiy the lieutenant seemed like an easy thing to do. All we had to do was follow a compass course for 1200 yards and effect a rendezvous with a jeep load of Marine officers at the intersection of two coon trails. So we gayly set out that night dressed up in our L il Aimers and camou- flage suits. Our first disillusionment was that the course lay through a swamp with water varying from three inches to three The Navy All-Puipose log nozz e uses wafer (o extinguish oil lires. You have (o climb up to slide down. ThoTSSon maps out an evening. 4ym " ' f H-f ri Sending (orrenls of waler into (he air, (he opening sho( is ired in (he duel be(ween a Nazi U-boat and the V. S. Coas( Guaxd Cutter SPENCER which developed when the sub was detected trying to sneak into an Atlantic convoy, units oi which aie seen on the horizon. Ash Can crew of the SPENCER watch results o (heir work which drove the sub to the surface where i( was shelled by deck guns and sunk. feet in depth. Our second disillusionment was the discovery that it was ahsolutely impossible to proceed one step without first preparing the way with a machete. And the only way we could see the compass was with a lighted cigarette. When finally what we thought was a headlight from the jeep turned out to he the moon, we discovered that our compass pointed not true north, not magnetic north, not grid north, hut west. est, that is, if the moon comes up in tlie cast in North Carolina as it does in Connecticut. Well, wc made it. Hut ])ack in tlu- foxhole, one nuin decided to take his cliances on sleep- ing in the hayou rather than under his treacher- ous mosquito netting. By the method of trial and error we finally discovered that there is only one way to sleep in the boondocks, and ibat is fully clothed and wrajjped up in the mosquito net. That ke|)t out all the vermin except chiggers and termites which were rela- tively harmless. Allied invasions ali over the world seemed to be the motif o( the news oi 1943. In the upper lelt we see the American Army on Attu, screened by smoke from exploding grenades, closing in on ]ap holdouts entrenched in dugouts. The next picture shows a landing on one oi the Pacific islands. Barrage balloons are scanning the area as U. S. force s pour ou( of LSTs, many of which are manned by Coast Guard personnel. The lower pictures show U. S. forces on Tarawa and Bougainville, won during the early months of 1944 from the Japanese. I We ditlii " t spend the whole suminer in Nortli Carolina, although, to hear vis tell it, it sounds like our skirmishes with the mosquitoes and the Marines were the only things of inter- est that liappened to us. Our stay at a Coast Guard Air station was an almost gala affair, compared with the experience at New River. The two weeks of duty at Baltimore flew hy rapidly, after we learned to sleep with a rivet- ing school across the street going full hlast day and night. But no matter what station was occupying our time those last few days of August, our minds were far away and dwelling on Septem- ber 4 and those sixteen days of leave. ( Above " ) With Admiral Ernest ]. King at his side. General George C. Marshall warns the Senate and House miiitary committees that if Congress deJays the draft ol lathers " We will suffer a much greater loss than we anticipate from the Germans or Japs. " (Lower right ' ) The Yanks on their way from North Africa to Italy used ancient Sicily as a stepping stone. Here is shown an American Army vehicle passing through the narrow street of Nicosia, Sicily, on the way to the front. The Tommies and the Yanks went to Italy and Mussolini decided to leave. We see him in the photograph below being welcomed by Adolph Hitler, who wasn ' t feeling so well at that par- ticular time about the progress of the war on his eastern flank. A few days after the soldier in the picture on the right found so much leisure time to pick around in the ruins of Stalingrad, the Germans found themselves sadly disillusioned in their thinking that this important Russian industrial city was won. ■0m...m . , - - -— f M «i,TT. i ' ll ' J. l£i ijf SEPTEMBER 1943 found tlie Class of 1945 returning to the Acadeniv after an absence of over three months from the rigid discipline inside the fence. We were returning as First Class- men, and we felt now thoroughly familiar with the Academy and all its ways which had seemed so mysterious two years he- Inrr. Tliere was no self consciousness about the heightened sta- ture of J)eing First Classmen, perhaps liecause of the freedom and autliority that had ])een granted us in the preceding three months. However, wc wore conscious of the fact that we were going to I)e expected li do a large share in running the Cadet SATTERLEE HALL IIS SPRIISG :jS ' t PROFESSOR H. L. SEWARD Head of the Department of Maritime Economics Battalion and that our conduct was more or less to set the standard for the entire corps. As we got more and more involved in the serious side of the First Cla s Year, the leveling off process of turning a cadet into a commissioned officer hecame apparent on the drill field and in the classroom. We were drawing ship lines instead of angle valves and we were no longer interested in the physics prohlem of a trajectory in a vacuum. Courses that none of us had taken l)efore really gave plenty of opportunity for initiative and aptitude to show themselves. But even if the nature of our studies had changed, there was no difference in the old routine. Commander Yi ehh kept us jumping in the study of law. His rams were of a highly unpredictahle nature. Just hecause tlie section hefore ours had escaped the " ten questions " was no indication that he would not pull the little slips of paper out of his notehook and dryly announce exactly where to put LT. COMMANDER E. A. CASCINI Ballistics and Gunnery COMMANDER G. P. McGOWAN Head of the Department ot Seamanship LT. COMMANDER P. J. SMENTON Radio and Communications li.Ptmsb lilleii ise (0,7 cr cc:: ifflaai of jtsj ■%«itli(ri tociioRij, -3 ia aii li 5 5 fc There would be more drama in these moot court sessions if (he accused weren ' t so sure ol himself. He knows that it will be tun to be convicted. A certain SPAR witness lor the defendant, who was accused o stealing a ring, did improve matters lor him ( as lar as his guilt was concerned) by testifying, to his surprise, that she was engaged to him. llie true-false part of the quiz and how many lines to use for each of the other questions. We thought we had the system heat when we discovered that often tlie little squares would he in his desk drawer hefore he entered the room. But even that failed us, and there was left no pos- sible way to tell whether we were going to get the deal he- fore we actually got it. It did lend a certain amount of spice to the discussion the night he- fore about whether or not to Mr. Parrish is giving us the hot dope on trans- mitters here — we ' re doing a bit of intra-labora- tory broadcasting. We ' ve done a lot of broad- cast-band receiving too, during these radio labs — in belween wiring diagrams! This First Class year of academics was ushered in with a min- imum of study hours and a maximum of practical work, compared to our first two years. And it stayed that way. Lots of lab. Ship drawing brings back fond memories of Swab year, and its happy weekends in the drawing lab. Engineering lab ties in all the theory that we ' ve been learning about steam and ICE. Gunnery and Seamanship have their lab hours too, and we feel a bit more confident about the components of a fire control system and the art of boat handling. liioU Dvcr tliat Courts ami Boards a little more closoly. But we don ' t worry about Courts and Boards or much of anything else these days. We have become so accustomed to Academy rou- tine that now we have learned to make the most of it, and this year presents a minimum of ])olher and work for us. Studies are still a serious factor to be given special consideration since they now pertain so closely to the professional duties that we will have on graduation. How- ever, the studies do not interfere with our liberty time, which is almost doubled upon becoming a First Classman. If we had more money, the Academy would almost resemble a country club on weekends. The new privileges have brought with them the responsibility that we had been expecting, but to a higher degree than any other class has had in many years. Since we first arrived at the Academy we have heard of the " new " system that is supposed to be in effect. We supposed that " system " referred to indoctrination, and wondered what in the world the ' " old " svstera was like if this one was belter. But this year indoctrination has grown to he worthy of lieing called that. As for the seaman- ship part of the work, every Third Classman is to lie quali- fied as a chief boatswain ' s mate hy the end of tlie course. During our stay here, indoctrination has become worthy of the Academy and the Service. Standing the Cadet Officer of the Day watch gives us plenty of opportunity to polish up our own training as officers. No one has ever quite figured out ex- actly what to do when an air raid occurs or what to do if tlie Secre- tary of the Navy should happen to come through the gate or where the alarm is if Chase Hall should happen to catch on fire. We just stand l)y hoping these calamities don ' t happen. f$llf: • ' «r « W lien we returned this jtast fall, we found that the Commissioned Officer of the Day had moved to Hamil- ton Hall, and that a new series of officers were standing: " Duty Officer " watches in Chase Hall. It didn ' t take long: to get used to them, though. We interpreted the change as far from implying that the training of regular cadets has hecome a secondary function of the Acad- emy; rather, more responsihility for internal discipline has heen delegated to the Cadet Battalion. We have always heard upperclassmen and classmates solemnly declare that the Battalion is going to hell. But some- how, a graduation always takes place and a new class conies in hefore that feat is accomplished. Class spirit and the Academy spirit have heen hettcr this year than the first two years. Or do we just think that hecause we have climlied up the hill a little way? Certainly, these three years have heen profitable. We firmly believe that the groundwork for our chosen profession has superbly prepared us for the job. We hope we win the interclass boat race again this year. The story of the workl on this side of the fence is about over. In a few weeks, the Class of 1945 will he coniniissioned ensigns in tlie United States Coast Guard. The time is almost here for us to take an active part in the great struggle outside. We are ahout to face grave new responsibilities and new commanding officers. The impatience engendered in our class by having been in an inactive status for two and a half years of the war has been a hindrance which only graduation will shake off. Although these have been tlie three shortest years of our lives, it still seems a long time since we heard the Class of 1942 discussing with each other the ques- tions we are talking over now. But no matter whether we are sent to Greenland or the Mediterranean, to the Aleutians or Hawaii, we shall always have with us the words of Admiral Wacsche: " ' The world outside is a mighty big puddle, but yon will find the welcome as big as the puddle. " Graduation at the Academy is a testive occasion and these days when that happy event occurs, the flag of (he Under Secretary oi the Navy and the Hag of a vice admiral fly at the yardarm. Guards of honor and interclass boat races and formal reviews and long graduation ceremonies are other features of Grad Week, but the symbols of " ar- rival " play no secondary part in the festivities. Yes, we are going to be proud (o wear our wide chin straps and eagle cap devices and, rain or shine, June 7 will be a beautiful day. JAMES E. MURPHY Editor of SURF N ' STORM The magazine ' s ediloiial staH is a var- iable quantity, but at present Rusty Perez. O. W. Harrison, Gartinkel Shrode and Clancy Easter are doing most of (he wort. Not in the picture are the two hard working photographers lor TIDE RIPS, Henry Crawford and . A. Dillian who lind time to work for SURF N ' STORM too. Started in the winter of 1942, the magazine has managed to weather many a financial and aesthetic storm. To Lientenant R. i . Daly goes much of the credit for seeing SURF N ' STORM tlirough its painful hirth. With the ever present press of cadet existence, its puljlication has heen all hut impossihle at times. And we still have people ask us why we don ' t get it out early in the month. One issue was represented over tlie radio as being " Just off the presses and looking fine " when it was in truth being put together in tlie editor ' s room and it looked like hell at that particular stage. But we finally got that issue out and even managed to sell a few copies. In tlie early stages of our career, we had a lot of trouble at our organizational meetings. Such clashes of personality. One of the men used to liring in stuff occasionally that he had written himself and two of us Second Classmen would read it and scream " Who wrote this jinik? " ' The First Classman who wrote it would say demurely, " I did. " Then we would dive down the nearest elevator shaft. Lost more collar buttons that way. All Cadets who have won themselves the honor of wearing the Aeadeniy letters belong to an organization called the Mono- gram Club, the main purpose of whicli is to provide a magic looking glass from whose surface the dignity and the sagacity of instructors reflects in whimsical set. Early in May. the members gather at an annual hancpiet where cadets and officers break and Imtter their bread in good fellowship, unrestrained by rank and class distinctions. To make the atmosphere even more inti- mate, the proceedings are carried out in one of the local inns or hotels. When the dishes have been cleared away, Mr. Mcrriman awards the INIonograni Keys to those First Classmen who have lettered. Next the Admiral welcomes the guests and invites the gathering to join whole heartcdly in the fun. Now the cadets get impatient and the officers get misgivings. But the mood is rajiidly dispelled as skit follows skit, each attendant with gales of laughter. Every episode shows the cadets " version of some officer. All his little mannerisms, all his classroom personality arc welded into a humorous whole designed to draw genuine bellv lauiihs from the audience. The 1944 banquet will be produced by the club ' s officials here shown: John Austin, president; Brian O ' Hara, vice president; and Herb Lynch, treasurer. To these three goes the task of organizing the details incident to the banquet and selection of the cast. The actors must be well chosen before hand in order that they may study their subjects and perfect their mimicry. Their reward is the thanks o both officers and cadets and the satisfaction of a show well done. GEORGE WELLER Editor of the RUNNING LIGHT More than any other one thing our rings wiJi be a reminder (o us and a sign to others that we are members o the Regular Corps 0 Officers 0 (he United Stales Coast Guard. We are truly proud of them, and we appreciate the great amount 0 work that Jack Dempsey did to make the Class 0 45 ' s ring the attractive and significant token that it is. We will never forget the banquet when we received our rings — how Montagna couldn ' t find his, how we found out that our class adviser knew some very good jokes, and how we laughed at the proceedings 0 the " Board " as they chose the Bait Commander for the year to come. Yes, this ring will forever remind us of the three years we spent here in a world of our own. Always it will show that we belong to the finest corps 0 officers in the world and always will it inspire us to live up to the traditions of our Service. The Camera Club funclions entirely in the dark. The members haven ' t elected club officers yet because they ' ve never seen each other. This year the RUNNING LIGHT has blossomed out into new dress and has I)een burdened with new duties. The reserve Cadets liought hundreds of copies, but even with the new cover and more extensive circu- lation, this little ])ook remains with its main purpose in life as a condensed guide to the Academy and its customs and activities for swabs. New features this year include bus fares and schedules, a map of Conn Col- lege, a map of New London, prices of chow in popular eating places downtown and a whole new series of articles on the customs and traditions of the Academy and the Service. To Editor George Weller goes the credit for lifting our little hand book from the stylized doldroms into which it Jiad fallen. He was able to make good use of the income from the vastly increased circu- lation to put out a book which sets high standards for future RUNNING LIGHTS. I nijf [lerfi Lieu C( failli kl tan I iem lid fnjo Doir the I Music hath charms to ameliorate the resuhs of a particularly rugged Saturday night lihcrty. Operating on this theory, the Cadet Glee Cluh has furnished the anthems for the Sunday morning chapel services for many weeks now. The real hasis for the organization is the enthusi- asm of the cadets who sing in it. We went social too with several joint performances with our auxiliary unit up the road a piece. Credit for these out of bounds expeditions is d ue to the founder of the club, Lieutenant (j.g.) Charles Messer and to our present director, Lieutenant C. C. Hurd. Bandmaster Peter Wihtol has been invaluable as our faithful accompanist and arranger. Some real plans have been brewing for the Club. It is lioped that, in the future, concerts with other schools can be arranged so that we can widen our scope and reputation. It is our fervent hope that we have made the chapel service more meaningful and that those who heard the choir have received some small bit of the enjoyment that those who sang in it experienced. Maybe our most noteworthy contribution was that a few of us, otherwise banned from the sacrosanct sylvan glades of C. C, got on campus and off, sustaining no more serious injury than a wrenched tonsil. Glee Club Officers: George Warren, co-president; Lt. C. C. Hurd, Director; lim Durtee, co-president: and Band- master Peter Wiblol, pianist and ar- ranger. Connecficu( College Glee Club joins the Academy Glee Club lor chapel services in the new auditorium. COMMANDER H. S. SHARP Adviser tor TIDE BIPS Well, it has happened. TIDE RIPS is out, and sighs of relief from all sides spill the good news. Contrary to popular opinion and predic- tion. Moose Rollert has pulled through with only a few major foul-ups all of which, fortu- nately for our hank account, were of a less serious nature than Moose ' s intimates would have sus- pected. His hest accomplishment of the whole year was to appoint Don Rodgers advertising manager. That is, Don — a personal letter to every advertiser — Rodgers. A conflicting hunch of interests kept our ad man pretty well on the run all vear. One interest lives at Conn College, V. N. WOOLFOLK Associate Editor NEILUS SPEARS Editoi HENRY CRAWFORD Photographic Editor one was the jioalie position on the soccer team and the tliircl was a group of metal products companies wlio ought to advertise in TIDE RIPS. This wiiole gallery of scenes from the intimacy of cadet life is prac- tically the handiwork of Hank Crawford. Dillian was usually hanging around too. Moog ' s work had liim restricted the few weekends that he was not serving time for other reasons. At every social function, at every athletic event, at every Battalion dress up, our flash hull) demon was there, not to have a good time, l»ut to put it down on film. To he a friend of Hank is like l)eing a friend of Walter Winchell. If you stick around long enough you will sooner or later he in front of his lens. Then you will sec yourself in cellulose and ferrotype plastered on the hulletin ])oard in the loljhy or tucked away in the pages of SURF N " STORM. Tex Woolfolk lias emerged as one of tlie most successful lirow- heaters imaginalile. He lias even resorted to the illegal scronch method of getting copy from some of his more iniwilling associates. He has the knack of getting wrathful over a poor article in such a way that the writer will crawl hack and l)eg permission to do it again. We haven ' t watched Circulation Manager WeJjh in action yet, hut we imagine that he will sell iiis juota of TIDE RIPS witiv the same inefficient dispatcli that he uses in preparing those valuajde steam lab originals. As we said before, TlDPj RIPS is out, and we are all going out and see what these First Class weekends are all about. ■i . F % DONALD ROLLER! Business Manager DON RODGERS Advertising Manager Standing: Li. W . C. Hinkle. Lt. (;g) E. Sarkkinen, Lt. N. W. Nitchman. Kneeling: Lt. Comdr. H. K. McCIernon, Lt. Comdi. J. S. Meiiiman, Head Coach and Athletic Ditector. Captain Johnny Austin, Coach Merri- man, and Manager Fred Heimes dis- cuss plays. Witli the hiiin of the whirlpool and the sounds of tired mus- cles being slapped liack into sliape, the football season opened. First and Second Classmen gave up two weeks training at various Coast Guard Air Stations, while the Third Classmen surrendered a chance to go on a two week cruise aboard the DANMARK. The first major task was to get the lioys back into shape after a new low caused by Baltimore ' s night life and leave ' s " rest. " To welcome back the upperclassmen from leave, the team overcame Bates on Jones Field, 25-6. It looked like a good season was ahead, until the team hit the Navy and Marine trainees. The first week-end after the remainder of the upperclasses came back from leave, the First Class journeyed aboard 83-footers to New Haven, to witness the first Academy-Yale contest. Yale picked up eight points in the first quarter while the Cadets were still scared of the Yale Bowl, and shaking about their first " big time " game. After the team settled down, there was no holding them. Yale won 20-12, but the Cadets returned very proud of their showing in the big league. On successive weekends the ' ■■ ' v ' Y ' ■ e . » ' ' " fvA M 2 f . Front flow: Lynch, Fehrenbacber, Mailin, Coodbread, Barrow, Wade, Austin, Crews, Dorsey, Pharris, Rayacich, Starbuck, Hermes (manager). Second Bow: Ensrud, Bradburn, Cassidy, Hanna, Morton, Guy, S(ra (on, Clizbe, Keeley, New- kirk, Harstel, Nixon, Durlee, Lutz. Third Row: Bartoo, Clough, Lombardo, Anderson ]. E., Richardson, Temple, Taylor, Smith R. W., Boon N., Holland, Pearce, Wagner R. T. Fourth Row: Chance, Lynn P. W., Russell, Starr, Chandler, Petterson. McMahon. Oliver, Boon M. P., Ellerman. Lynn W. B., Wallace. Cadets lost to Dartmouth 47-0 and to Holy Cross 32-0. In a slop- pily played game, we squeezed out a 7-0 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This conquest was followed hy another win over Bates, 27-6, played at Lewiston, Maine. With hopes of victory in the last three games, the team hit the Tufts club. They hit too easily, however, and lost 20-7. The next Saturday, liefore a large homecoming crowd, it was Worces- ter Tech which capitalized on a weak pass defense to win 19-12. Then came the climax of the season. Brown was highly favored to defeat the Cadets hy two touchdowns, and the contest was to feature the Dorsey hrothers. Jack of Coast Guard and Tom of Brown. The Blue and hite scored quickly as Jack Dorsey and " Rocky " Lynch crashed through the Brown line. Brown, how- ever, had no trouble scoring through the air, and at the half the teams were deadlocked, 13-13. Brown went ahead shortly there- FOOTBALL RECORD FOR 1943 Bates 6 Academy 25 Yale 20 Academy 12 Daitmouth 48 Academy Holy Cross 3 2 Academy R.P.I. Academy 7 Tuffs 20 Academy 7 Worcester 19 Academy 12 Bates 6 Academy 27 r m . after, only to have tlie Acaileiny make three more scores and lead 31 to 20 with less than four minutes to play. Then Doc Savage, the Brown captain, slipped a long touchdown pass to Tom Dorsey and ran a punt hack 80 yards to give Brown the game, 34 to 31. This was the first year of hig time foothall for the Cadets in New England. Teams like Dartmouth, Yale, Holy Cross, and Brown had always ])een on the other side of the tracks. We were oftentimes the underdog, hut the Blue and White always put up a good scrap. Next year ■ — hut that ' s another story. " " «.l m " t. j» r I Manager Elmer Lipsey, Coach McAfee, and Captain Carroll George. Front Row: Anderson H. G., Hodgman, George, Stark. Rear Row: Clark M. E., Harmon, Grosjean, Marple, Murray, Kelsey, Lipsey {manager}. CROSS COUNTRY RECORD With only twenty clays to condition the team, we were expected to meet Rhode Island, the 1942 cross coinitry champions. Fortunately they canceled, which {£ave us another week ' s preparation hefore entering intercollegiate competition. When we did run, we lost to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with not one of our men placing ahead of their squad. After this defeat. Coach McAfee Ijegan an intensive training pro- gram. We ran over distances up lo seven miles, and short sprints to huild up wind. We even used Billy Taylor ' s commando course! This extra conditioning paid off for the rest of the season. Jim Hodgman l)roke the Academy record for the cross country course by seven seconds when we soundly thrashed a strong Connecticut team by a score of 25-34. Next Saturday, Hallowe ' en, found us in Boston running against Northeastern. That day Hodgman ran the first mile in 4-41, and we finished one through seven. ' hen ' orcester came to New London. ])oth Hodgman and Kelsey ran under the old Academy record for our 4.1 mile course, giving us a 24-44 victory. Our last meet was with Harvard and Tufts. Gill Dodds, holder of the national outdoor mile record, ran unofficially, coming in first. Hodgman finished third licliind Dodds. George came in tliird for tlie Cadets, and Homer Anderson, ruiniiiig tlie distance on what we later discovered was a broken foot, ran fourth. itii a spirit like that, we couldn ' t lose — and we didn ' t. Rensselaer 15 Connecticut U. 34 Northeastern 44 Worcester 37 Harvard 40 Academy 50 Academy 25 Academy 15 Academy 24 Academy 38 Harvard 40, Tufts 45 Academy 38 (NOTE: In cross country, low score wins ) Fzont How: Kolkebeck, Pelstrup, W. E. Fuller. Johansen, Thistle, Hempton. J. B. Fieeman. Standing: Coach G. N. Buron, Magee, Cocklin, F. C. Wilson, Schach, McCioiy. E. A. Parker, D. D. Fritts, D. R. Badgers. Jones, R. E. Williams, Mazzotta, Lenczyk, Ritchie, Steele, Bar- nett (manager . Soccer season began with only a few experienced men avail- able, and only two weeks to get in shape. Our first game took us to Hanover, New Hampshire to meet Dartmouth. We were wel- comed by a rain whicli ceased only during the game the follow- ing day. The Dartmouth V-12 ' s were more than a match for our untried team. Four of their first string line were veterans of the 1942 Clark team. Result, we took a licking, 6-0. ' e wislied that this was our last game rather than our first, because the score might have been reversed. We can still hear the strains of Joe Marcella and his band as our train pulled out while Dartmouth got underway on their l)ig weekend. We had to return to books. Brown and Yale followed during the next two weeks. Both games resulted in losses, Brown 2-1 and Yale 2-0. Both games should have been ours as far as playing went, but we couldn ' t find their goal without being called offside. Chips prepares tot battle Following Yale, we settled down, took stock of onrselves, and had two weeks of liar l work. We went to Tufts with plenty of fight, and came through with a 4-1 victory. All of us will smile upon remendiering the little cliaractcr we had for a referee — an honest to goodness miniature Scotchman, in l)lack knickers and a white cap. How he managed to see everytliing is still a mystery to us. Novemher 6tli, we played and defeated Worcester Tech, 3-2. Johansen ' s goal, whicli tied the game and gave us the momentum to win, was undoubtedly the outstanding goal of the year. The field was so wet the l)all would have floated away if given the chance. At Providence the next week, we started like a steam roller. We scored twice in the first quarter, l)ut from there we just barely hung on until the last whistle. This time we reversed the previous Brown score, taking tlic game 2-1. The team played liard, and took a loss in the same spirit they took a win. This, more than the 50 per cent wins, made this a really good season. Caplam . E. johansen, Coach G. N. Buron, and Manager Frank Barnett. SOCCER RECORD Dartmouth 6 Academy Brown 2 Yale 2 Tufts 1 Worcester 2 Brown 1 Academy 1 Academy Academy 4 Academy 3 Academy 2 Manager Lou Ford, Coach Nitchman, and Captain lack Dorsey. The coach points out mistakes while the team takes a rest during the half. Graduation left behind two large pairs of unfilled shoes for the basketball squad. One pair, the largest, be- longed to Ken Vaughn, last year ' s towering center and high scorer. The other pair Ijelonged to Frank Carter, a dynamic little guard whose speed and shooting made the difference between a win and a loss in many games. These two were largely responsible for a record of eight wins against two losses, the best season in Academy history. Such was the situation when Coach Nitchman looked over his candidates and l)egan the season. The returning veterans included two depcndal)le forwards — Jack Dor- sey, the captain, and John Austin, a fancy playmaker from Iowa. " Rocky " Lynch, sturdy and efficient guard, resumed his burlesque performance as back guard. Jim Anderson was selected to take Frank Carter ' s place, and his slick ball-handling gave [iromise of bettering Frank ' s accomplishments. Bill Martin and Phil Chance fought it out for Vaughn ' s old jolt. Although there was little to choose between them. Coach Nitchman elected Chance to tlie first five. The supporting cast consisted of three Front Row: Wallace, Austin, Dorsey, Weiss, Martin. Middle flow: Lynch, Peistrup, Anderson ]. E., Chance, Davison. Back Row: John- son R. W., Lenczyk, Bradburn, Clark L. H., Baker. M pent Acad loll lake COIIK prov slyle pttr a !i jlo« tbar im ior( First Classmen — Bill Weiss, Bill Wallace, and Harold Davison — and a third classman, " Fuzzy " Clark. In the opening game with Trinity, the Cadets had a first period let-down that cost them the game. The Yale game was just the reverse. A last minute lapse was responsible for the Academy defeat. Brown fell before the improving Cadets, 44-38. The squad played nearly perfect ball in throwing a ])eating to the University of Connecticut Huskies. The well-rated team had to be satisfied with the short end of a 61-42 score. In their second home game the Cadets made Holy Cross take the leavings of a hard fought game. A spirited second half comeback was responsible for the 33-30 Academy win. Wesleyan provided another win in the last few minutes. Coach Nitchman has produced a clul) that plays the same style of aggressive coordinated game that cliaracterized the previous team. It fights to control the backboards and utilizes a good break whenever the opportunitv materializes. When slowed down, a fast-passing attack is employed. The outstanding characteristic of the season is the team play. No one player out- shines the others. They work together as a unit, setting up shots for each other in an efficient manner. BASKETBALL Trinity 6 1 Yale 45 Brown ' 38 Connecticut 42 Holy Cross 30 Wesleyan 32 Army Trinity Worcester Yale Brown 55 15 33 54 32 Connecticut 37 RECORD Academy 47 Academy 38 Academy 44 Academy 61 Academy 33 Academy 49 Academy 37 Academy 36 Academy 42 Academy 50 Academy 43 Academy 59 BOXING RECORD Ouonse Pt. 4 Army 3 ' ' 2 Aimy 6 Maryland 3 V2 Penn State 4 Academy 4 Academy AV2 Academy 2 Academy AV2 Academy 4 In addition to the above, the Academy came out second to West Point in the EIBA championship of 1944. We have three champions: Wright J. L., 175 Ihs.; Russell S. B., 165 lbs.; and Thistle P. A., 120 lbs. I ' loni Row. O ' Haia. Pearce, Niesz, Russell, Thistle. Middle Roiv . Boiley, Hodgman, Boswell, Statbuck, Lemly. Back Bow: Howard, Richatdson, Moser, Stayton, Wright, Boon M. P. During tlie 1944 boxing season tlie Academy will meet some of the best teams in the East. Included on the schedule arc such schools as West Point, Maryland, Penn. State, and Wisconsin. The Academy will also participate in the E.I.B.A. and the National Cliampionships. Some of these teams have already taken the count from the Academy this season. With our coach, " Mickey " McClernon to teach tlie hoys their A B Cs, and Ensign Phil Penston, Lieutenants McClelland and Taylor to aid him, we have jiroduced a good, hard-hitting team that ought to rock any opponent we meet this season. Cap- tain William Boswell is a tricky and fast southpaw lightweight. A veteran of three years, Boswell has lieen on the varsity since his swab year. Al Pearce is backing up Boswell and has good possibilities for next year. Our new 120 pound slugger is Pete Thistle. A newcomer this year, he won his first two fights and will prolialdy he one of the mainstays of the team next year. Moved up into the 127 ])ound class is Brian OTIara. who turned in such a good per- formance in the bantamweight class last year. A slight injury i will sec him out for part of the season, while Jim Carroll and like Lenily are heing groomed to fill the gap. Jim Hodgnian started the season in the 145 pound class, but after winning his first hout at Quonset. he was put out of commission bv a bad blow on the nose during prac- tice. This genial Alaskan is another one of those potent southpaws, and has turned in a good performance until his injury. A give-and-take boxer with a sweet left is Ralph Niesz, who turns in a fight that always arouses the admiration of the crowd. A third forty-five pounder who is no slouch is Gillick Shrode. who. if he would just remenil)er to close his fist, would be one of the top men on the team. Possibly the most luicertain position on the team is the 155 pound class with Kelvin Moser and Ralph Gros- jean fighting every week to see who will take the next one. In the 165 pound class we have Stan Russell who turned in a good performance in the first two meets, coming out with a win and a draw. Brenner Starbuck is Starting on the opposite page we see: Mirror boxing is the lastest possible practice lor a fast sport — Manager and Coach drum ' tween round dope into the boxer ' s ears — O ' Hara and Wright harrass their cadet opponents in the West Point match here. While waiting for the lerry in the Ho- boken Terminal, the boxers anticipated the stay at West Point. At West Point they tried on the Army gray, " inspected " the cadet barracks, met the Pointer ' s drags, and generally observed how the other halt lives. still flragginp aroiiiifl a bad leg, Imt he will probably see action before the season is over. Dick Bailey tm-ned in a niiphty fine fight at Quonsel and l)roiigIit down the honse witli a terrific coinel)ack after Iteing badly staggered. Holding down the 175 pound class is Lee right. A win over Army proved him to be one of the best in-fighfers on the squad. In the heavyweight class there are two big hoys, Dan Boon and George Richardson. Richardson ' s win in the first Army meet was spectacular not only in that it won the bout, but also in that it won the meet. To all those other sluggers who weren ' t able to make the team but without whom the team could not exist, goes much less credit than they deserve. These men who .slave all week long and give the regulars a good going over really deserve a lot of rredit, for it takes a real man to go down and fight every after- noon, knowing that all the glory he ' s going to get is some sar- castic remark al)out the shiner he ' s been sporting around. Prob- ably the laziest and most useless man on the team is the man- ager. He deserves no credit and gets none, liut he has all the fiui on the trips! Tlie dreams of rifle teams of years past became realities this year wlien not only the rifle team, but also the pistol team, met Annapolis and West Point in shoulder to shoulder matches. Both teams competed against the middies on Navy ' s home proinid and again at New London; the Army was host to the pistol team and guest of the riflemen. Aside from these meets, all com|)etition wa.s carried on by means of the honor system and the United States Mail. Consideral)le difficulty was encoun- tered in arranging matches liecause of the scarcity of annnunition avail- able for civilian use, but a full schedule was finally organized with various ROTC units. This gave opportunity to compete with college teams all over the nation. The rifle team also fired in the New England Intercollegiate League, seeking its third successive postal championship over the smallest list of entrants in years. Several mendjers of the rifle team will graduate this year, but the pistol team will really bear the bigger loss; the entire varsity squad is due to graduate with the class of ' 45. Neither team finished the season unbeaten, but both teams have done creditably. At the time of writing the pistol squad has won every postal match. Among other reasons for wanting the war to end, both teams would like to have the civilians get back in competition. Then they could return to the old system of shoulder-to-shoulder matches every week, plus a postal match or two to keep them in top form. What the average cadet knows about the rifle and pistol teams is limited to the crackhng of rapid fire he hears in (he bilges, but these unpublicized heroes check their sights and fire daily, turning out each year top flight teams of national standing. Pistol Team Captain FULLER. Coach TAYLOR, Otficer-in-Charge CASCINl, and Rifle Team Cap- tain DILCHER look over the scores for the day. PISTOL team: . E. MURPHY, RAPALUS, R. D. lOHNSON. GEORGE, PEAK. FULLER. ' - r TT, Coach George Poulos masteiminds a meet wilh Managei George Williams, Captain Bob Donovan, and Coach Paul Piins ' 37. SWIMMING RECORD Swimmers practice in reputedly the fastest pool in New England to attain perfection. Captain Chopper Donovan, despite a serious ear injury which permitted him to swim in only two meets, nevertheless proved himself an invaluable, lire- less, and inspiring coach. Oddities of this team are the two McCann twins, shown on the op- posite page side by side. Picture yourself as a swimming official deciding which is which! Birdie Crews, our fancy diver with fancier trunks, is depicted in full flight. Perhaps he is on the way to his " wounded sparrow. " Trinity 42 Academy 33 Worcester 37 ' 2 Academy 39 ' 2 Yale 63 Academy 12 Wesleyan 26 Academy 49 Army 68 Academy 7 Brown 42 Academy 33 Trinity 48 Academy 27 Brown 47 Academy 28 Back: Faulkenberry, Bishop, Rutkin, Frilts W. B., Patterson. Dodge (not in pic(ure). Middle: Fritts D. D., flea, JWcCann D. ., BenoJken, Streb. Front: Crawford, McCann J. D., Crews, Donovan, Ratti. A hasty glance at the swimming schedule convinced the lettermen of tlie squad that the only way to have a successful season would ])e to practice endlessly. Apparently the same thought struck Coaches Prins and Poulos, for they hroke out the old hull whip and proceeded to put the squad through the paces. In this high pressure campaign, they were ahly assisted l)y veteran team captain Chopper Donovan. The most exacting part of any meet is the preparation of the strategy which precedes it. Presented with a small squad, our coaches were hard pressed to decide in what events certain men should he placed, how many events each man should enter, and who was going to stay fresh on the side lines to pull the swimmers out of the water after an especially grueling meet. This master-minding has produced winning comhinations in more than one meet this year. f Graduation will take a heavy toll from the squad. First Classmen to go include Buck Crews. Hank Crawford. Jack McCann. Chop Donovan, and Ricardo Ratti. Crawford and Ratti are hoth holders of Cadet records. Crawford set his mark in the 440 and Ratti set his in the lircast stroke. They have all swam their last meet, and Crawford no longer will he driving the coaches frantic with his camera and flash hulbs, and officials at future swimming meets will probably be relieved to know that the McCann twin competition has been eliminated. Our two identical swimmers have caused no little confusion at meets in the past to say nothing of the newspaper ' s difficulty in keeping D. J. and J. D. straight. Buck Crews will no longer be subject to pointed remarks about bis anatomy, and Ratti ' s attempts to swim in the last relay will be ended for good. Our graduates leave behind rather a small squad whose nucleus will be McCann. Rea. Fritts, Benolken. Peterson, Rutkcn. Streb. and Faulkenberry. The feeling has been this year that the constant practice was not in vain, and with these capable men, the coaches hope to practice harder and swim even more successfully next year. : :o Back Row: Gershkoff. SteHey, Stan, Sharp H. H. Middle Row: Kolkebeck. Baitoo, Hildebrandt, Newkiik. Price. Front Row: Phillips, . B. Freeman, Greig, Worsing, Changaris. Coaches Hartstone and Geiger and Manager Wes- ley Thorsson. A new sport does not have a captain the first year; however, R. C. Phillips is honorary captain this year. For years, some of our muscled brethren have wanted to start an Academy wrestling team, and this year it has come to pass under the tutelage of Coach Ivan Geiger. Originally, the forty men who turned out were scheduled to wrestle on the gym floor, but when the wrestling actually started, the team suc- ceeded in worming its way into half the visiting team dressing room. So far as equipment is concerned, the theme of " there ' s a war on " prevails but a new mat and cover did arrive the day before the first meet with Dartmouth. Changaris and Gershkoff in the 121 and 128 lb. classes are our only men out in those weights, but they have won both their fights so far. Kolkebeck, Phillips, and Herbie Sharpe have fought in the next three weights, but Steffy is giving Phil- lips a strong fight in the 145 lb. class and Donny Freeman and Sharpe are taking turns nudging each other out at 155. Price, Newkirk, Kceley, Barrow, and Starr are holding down the five heavier weight positions. All but the lighter weiglit men arc green, ])ut willi tliis year ' s experience, our team sliould make wrestling as successful an Academy sport next year as boxing now is. Manager George Wagner and Coaches Wood and Fowle with Commodore Mitch Daniel of (he sailing team. This dinghy trophy (upper right) presented by fhe nfercoiieg afe Yachf Racing Association was won for the Academy by Barlow ' 44, Daniel ' 45, and Hildebrandt ' 46, who in three successive years cox ' ned (heir 12 (oo( dinghies (o vic(ory. Not all sailing is done in preparation tor races. Many restricted weekends ind us sailing the Thames in a sloop. During our Second Class Year, when restriction was the common thing, it was impossible to obtain a boat on Sunday afternoon without signing the list several dcrys in advance. Some of the braver sailors put in their bid for more restrictions by trailing along behind the boat on a sheet. Sailing at the Academy is more than a sport — it is a tra- dition. In fact, the Academy itself was. for the first twenty-three years of its existence, a sailing ship. The home of the first two classes of cadets was the schooner DOBBIN, and succeeding classes trained aboard the square rigger CHASE. The use of mechanical propulsion in ships has not mater- ially affected the value of training under sail to aspiring officers of a seagoing service. The fundamentals of good seamanship remain unchanged — rules of the road, hasic ship handling, handling of lines, and general upkeep of the ship — apply to all types of vessels, whether hattleship or small sailboat. The sailing program at the Academy offers to many an entering cadet his first introduction to the vagaries of the sea — on an extremely small scale, it is true, hut nevertheless, it serves to impress upon him the necessity of alertness, good judgment, and cooperation in all boat handling. As the sailing season pro- gresses and the novice begins to get the " feel " of the boat, he gets a chance to match his skill against otlier cadets in races which are held daily. Later, as intercollegiate racing gets under- way, cadets who have demonstrated their aljility, are chosen to represent the Academy in competition with teams from other schools. Front Row: Balding, Fritts W, B., Clark J. M., Goddu, Park hurst, Donaldson, Schilling, Daniel, Warren, Fon(aine Back Row: Murfin, Dring, Brown S. T., Rutken, Henry, Roy, Tatman, Lt. Wood, Rand, Finks. Clark L. H„ Aldrich Rasmussen. ! Last fall, the Academy sailing team faced an im- pressive array of college teams — Yale, Harvard, M.I.T., Dartmouth, Holy Cross, U. S. Naval Academy, Cornell, Brown, Michigan, Boston College, Pennsylvania, and many others — and turned in an excellent record hy placing first in seven out of eleven regattas entered. The high point of the season for the team was the winning of the DANMARK Trophy against the competition of thirteen other schools. This trophy was first presented in August, 1942 by Captain Knud L. Hansen of the Danish Training Ship DANMARK, and was won at that time by Harvard. For permanent possession of the trophy it must be won by a school three successive years, so here ' s " Good Luck and Good Sailing " to the next two Academy teams. Mainly through the interest and efforts of Rear Ad- miral James Pine, our fleet has grown in recent years to equal the best in the East. At present, we have eight International 14-footers, eight Stars, and 29 International 12-foot dinghies which may be used for regattas, and in addition, two 10-foot dinghies, four Knockabouts and three schooners for weekend cruises. SAILING RECORD DANMARK TROPHY C.G. 161 M.I.T. 155 Yale 154 BROWN INVITATION REGATTA C.G. 75 M.I.T. 71 FRESHMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS C.G. 85 Harvard 83 M.I.T. 80 YALE DUAL MEET C.G. 62 Yale 46 JACK WOOD TROPHY MEET Harvard 69 C.G. 68 Dartmouth 65 SCHELL TROPHY MEET M.I.T. 160 Harvard 157 C.G. 140 QUADRANGULAR MEET C.G. 95 M.I.T. 85 Harvard 80 TRIANGULAR MEET C.G. 104.5 Brown 91.5 Tufts 73.0 COMMANDER H. S. SHARP ' 30 Class Adviser THE CLASS OF 1947 Although we are the hig one-tliird of the Academy, we are the hiitts of all jokes, the hoys who never get the word, but we are still the prides of our mothers ' hearts. Our Swab Sum- mer in 1913 was an era of jammed slide rules, leaky pens and mangled English. And two weeks of sailing the Sound brought no John Paul Jones to the fore. Our heroes, veterans of some weeks V-12 training, tied granny knots, murdered Bow- ditch, and ran the training ship ATLANTIC aground. Ashore, we gaped at the intricacies of calculus, physics and some other subjects which we were able to understand. Under the rule of Upperclassmen for the first time, we were cited numerous times on the pap sheet for conduct above and l)eyond the excuse of ignorance. To add to the confusion, we haven ' t the slightest idea whether we will graduate in ' 46, ' 47, ' 48, or ' 00. Nevertheless through this diffusion of con- fusion are emerging men who will some day be comma nding the Battalion. Many are al- ready engaged in varsity athletics, SURF N ' STOR I, and all the other Cadet activities. We have already carved a niche for ourselves, and with the commissioning of the Class of 1945 the metamorpliosis from swabs to the lirotlierliood of Upperclassmen will be complete. I JACK HAYES, President HAYES, Vice President UNSINN, and Treasurer HENRY SECTION 3A fronf Row. Bmsley. Bowden. Dodge, AnqeU, Baldorf, Balding. Second Row. D. C. Davis, M. E. Clark, Clough, Dinsmoie, Bishop, Chambers, Aitkenhead. Third Row: Cassidy, J. M. Clark, L. H. Clark, Baker, Bates, Block. Last Row. Binns, Edwards, Chandler, R. A. Anderson, DeMuesy. Front Row: G. A. Freeman, J. P. Harris, Gilt, W. B. Fritts, High, Henry. Second Row: Faulkenberry, F. H. Fuller, Halliday, Frye, Hey wood. Garden, Gotwald. Third Row: Jenkins, How, Humbert, lacobsen. Finks, Foss. Last Row: B. C. lohnson, Hynes, Holland. Ensrud, Garrison, Gillispie. SECTION 3B H r " a a m A -a ■ ' 1 t: ::| ;;D ' :-; ' :.:1) ::r;;lVl : SECTION 3C Front Row: Loboudger, Kennedy, Lemly, Mayes, Kirkley, Mclntyre. Second Row: R. D. Miller, McCauley, Neuman, McKenney, R. W. Johnson, Kelsey, Powers. Third Row: Murlin, Northcott, Page, Palwick, Mars, Miner. Last Row: Krouse, Krulish, Nielsen, Murray, Pinder, Leslie. Front Row: Temple, Ross, Rouzie, Sain, Saunders, Schartenstein. Second Row: Steele, Schweinsberg, H. H. Sharpe, Starr, Stayton, R. W. Smith. Third Row: Stepbany, Streb, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Wescott, ]. W. E. Ward. Last Row: Rayacich, Tighe, Unsinn, Wright, R. T. Wagner, Vaughn. Valerhach. SECTION 3D f, ' t »t i " t ; • t • " ?- ■ :■■ ■ ' - ' i-l ::1 :: l-. : ••$ : : ' i| SECTION 3E I ' lunl h ' ovv. iJu p,o, L ' u.i, i ' ,c-,J , ;.iu iimiy, GefsJitu i, iiiicyuss. Second i?ow: Goddu, Lenczyt, Lee, i3. M. Chapman, Craner, Aldrich, Kinnecom. Third flow: Gary, R. L. Davis, W. L. Martin Jr., Bramson, Bogucki, Bruce. Last How. Good- win, Macdonald, Devon, Bradburn, Hayes, Harman, L. Davis. SECTION 3F Front Row: G, F. Badgers, Rutken, Wagged, Swint, Stetfey, Patrick. Second Row: Reinburg, Retallick, Wasson, F. E. Parker, Parkhurst, Stewart, Nordon. Third Row: Perkins, Roy, Petterson, Tatman, D. C. Ryan, Raes. Last Row: Olsen, Raynor, 1. H. Sharp, Staufien, Underwood, Ohver. :■ f t ■ ... i- ' :i : i ■■■■ i;i vi LIEUTENANT J. J. McCLELLAND ' 40 Class Adviser THE CLASS OF 1946 Our class is famous for having lost its temer- ity faster than any other elass for many years. Swal) Summer, traditionally a period of acclima- tation sans ITpperclassmen, found us cruising the Sound with jioth upper classes. Back at the Academy, any lingering complacency that we may have retained on the cruise was quickly jolted out of us. Upperclassmen seemed to he at every turn — on the ladders, in the corridors, and in our rooms we were systematically re- duced to a nervous frazzle. We soon got used to it, and the year began to fly. Every Saturday was Arbor Day, and to many of us, spending Sunday afternoons in the draw- ing lab was a pleasant change after the tree hours the day before. Christmas leave came and went, leaving us astonished with how fast time could fly. Spring leave hesitated a few days be- cause of a scarlet fever scourge, but finally ar- rived and was through, leaving only a few weeks until graduation and our " arriving. " Summer excursion and leave over, we saw with satisfaction that we were no longer the " underest dogs. " But there is no rest for the wicked, and we were handed the responsibility for carrying out a comprehensive indoctrination program. Our fulfillment of this task is giving us our first opportunity for development of the leadership which we are going to be called upon to display with the graduation of the Class of 1945. Here we are, from Anderson to Worsing, the hopefuls of the Class of 1946. C. F. PEISTRUP, Class President Master-atArms HERB LYNCH, Treasurer GOAT. PEISTBUP, Masler-at-Arms PEARCE, Vice Presi- dent J. E. ANDERSON. %,. FRANK C. ANDERSON Anacortes, Washington JAMES E. ANDERSON Los Angeles, California WILLIAM D. BALL, JR. Quincy, Massachusetts WILLIAM R. BANKS Denver. Colorado WINFORD W. BARROW Burlington, North Carolina JOHN J. BARRY New York, New York GLENN C. BARTOO Hyattsville, Maryland DONALD J. BENOLKEN St. Paul, Minnesota CHARLES W. BERKMAN Youngstown, Ohio HOBART M. BIRD Portland, Oregon MEINDERT P. BOON Montclair, New Jersey RICHARD L. BRASILE Los Angeles, California GERALD G. BROWN, JR. Hornell, New York SAMUEL T. BROWN, JR. Evanston, Illinois WILLIAM C. BROWN Yakima, Washington MARIO J. CATAFFO Cloversville, New York PHILIP N. CHANCE Minneapolis, Minnesota TAKEY C. CHANGARIS Durham, North Carolina CARLTON T. CLARK Baltimore, Maryland DOUGLAS H. CLIFTON Monticello, Arkansas WILLIAM J. CLOUES Warner, New Hampshire HUBERT W. COCKLIN Vancouver, Washington RICHARD J. DERENTHAL St. Paul, Minnesota JAMES A. DILLIAN Akron, Ohio WILLIAM G. DONALDSON Erie, Pennsylvania MORGAN L. DRING Durham, New York WILLIAM D. EBRIGHT Lincoln, Nebraska DAVID D. FRITTS Washington, D. C. JAMES A. FORD Fargo, North Dakota MARTIN W. FLESH Havana, Cuba HARRY J. GARDNER Miami, Florida WALTER R. GOAT Brooklyn, New York LESLIE M. GREIG Chicago, Illinois RALPH E. GROSJEAN Omaha, Nebraska WILLIAM A. GROSS, JR. Glendale, California WALTER F. GUY Norfolk, Virginia ROBERT R. HAGAN, JR. Savannah, Georgia CARL F. HANNA, JR. Wauchula, Florida PAUL A. HANSEN Seattle, Washington OLIVER W. HARRISON Bucksport. Maine BRUCE D. HARTEL North Tonnwanda. New York ROBERT J. HEALY Agawani, Massachusetts ,! JAMES C. HEFFERNAN Boston, Massachusetts SPENCER M. HIGLEY Cleveland Heights, Ohio PHILLIP M. HILDEBRANDT Baltimore, Maryland JAMES J. HILL. JR. Augusta, Georgia CLARENCE R. HOWARD Detroit. Michigan JAMES R. IVERSEN New London, Connecticut ROBERT L. KALLIN Escanaha, Michigan GILBERT S. KEELEY Kansas City, Missouri KENNETH L. KLINE Scarsdale, New York HARRY J. KOLKEBECK Chicago, Illinois FREDERIC N. LATTIN Short Hills, New Jersey SAM A. LOMBARDO Los Angeles, California ROBERT B. LONG, JR. Delta, Louisiana CHARLES W. LOTZ Garden City, New York HERBERT J. LYNCH Meadville, Pennsylvania JACK D. LYON Salt Lake City, Utah JESSE G. MAGEE, JR. Queens Village, New York RISTO A. MATTILA Gardner, Massachusetts DONALD J. McCANN Elmhurst, New York EUGENE E. McCRORY Long Beach, California EDWARD P. McMAHON Conway, Arkansas f l %■ JULIAN P. MENDELSOHN Brighlon, Massachusetts GEORGE W. MILLER Borger, Texas MARK F. MITCHELL Union City, Tennessee JAMES H. B. MORTON Ballard. Vale. Massachusetts KEVIN L. MOSER St. Louis, Missouri LAURENCE M. NEWKIRK Jacksonville, Florida RALPH W. NIESZ Seattle, Washington CHARLES H. NIXON Carnegie. Pennsylvania JOHN P. OBARSKI Philadelphia, Pennsylvania JOSEPH B. 0-HARA Marysville, California ALLEN C. PEARCE Vicksburg. Mississippi CLIFFORD F. PEISTRUP Seattle, Washington DAVID C. PORTER New Rochelle. New York ROBERT I. PRICE New York. New York ROBERT N. REA New York, New York GEORGE T. RICHARDSON Arverne. New York EDGAR C. RITCHIE Louisville, Kentucky CASIMIR S. ROJESKI Jersey City, New Jersey ! r ■ s - I DAVID R. RONDESTVEDT Minneapolis. Minnesota STANLEY B. RUSSELL Baldwin. New York WILLIAM O. SCHACH Baltimore, Maryland NORMAN L. SCHERER West Roxlniry, Massarluisetts STANLEY SCHILLING Peekskill, New York .lACK . SCHWARZE Acanipo, California ROBERT G. SCHWING Sacramento, California WILLIS N. SEEHORN Spokane, Washington ABE H. SIEMENS Forest Park, Illinois REUEL F. STRATTON Collinsville, Connecticut PETER A. THISTLE Cresskill. New Jersey FRANCIS A. TUBECK Mount Vernon. Now York DONALD E. ULLERY Marshall. Minnesota CARL . VOGELSANG. JR. Norfolk. Virginia DAVID C. WALKER St. Joseph, Missouri ALVIN N. WARD Elizabeth City. North Carolina PAUL W. WELKER Vonkers, New York MARC Vi ELLIVER II Hamilton. Ohio ROBERT E. Yi ILLIAMS Worcester, Massachusetts LESLIE J. WILLIAMSON Chicago, Illinois FRANCIS C. ViTLSON Mempliis. Tennessee JAMES M. Yi ILSON Canton. Illinois ROBERT D. AX INSHIP Yuba City, California ROBERT A. WORSING Council Bluffs. Iowa COMMANDER H. J. WEBB ' 31 Class Adviser THE CLASS OF 1945 So that ' s the life we have led, and here we are who ' ve lived it for three years. We were a heterogeneous group of swahs when we reported to the Academy but we have lived together so long under such a uniform degree of uniformity tliat we have become a unit. Our class meetings are invarial)ly called to order amid a din resembling an old time re- vival meeting, and only occasionally does parliamentary procedure have any place in tlie proceedings. Yet our bois- terous brethren will j oin in a stentorian " Pipe it down " to listen to a classmate deliver a harangue on our common shortcomings. This ability of self criticism is some- thing that has grown on us this year. It has taken time to reach this goal, because each member of the group de- mands a vociferous voice in this par- ticular matter. Constructive criticism from within the class has been a big factor in helping our Academv upbring- i But just as living together has uni- fied us in our ability to work side by side and to think alike on professional mat- ters, it has emphasized the dissimilarity of personalities. We ' re as different as our accents, and then run the gamut from Bahston to Taxus. Our multitudinous nicknames and our ready defense of our home towns stress the individuality of each one of us, while the academese we speak and flie cigarcltes we hum emphasize the close honds among us. It ' s been a long and husy three years, and we ' ve made a hig transition. Though our numbers are reduced from 150 entering to 95 graduating, our class counts itself 150 strong because so many friendships have been made here. Those of the Class of 1945 who still use a New London P.O. address speak not in hushed tones, but in affectionate reminiscence of those of us who have " gone through the process of becoming a civilian. " And that definition is not apropos in these days when most of our bilgers are in the services, many of them com- missioned, most of them married. We who will be privileged for a few more weeks to join in bull sessions here on the Thames are as proud and envious of their achievements as we are eager to see them when they drop by for a look at the old place. We ' re proud of the fact that our numbers are few because no one is lost in the mob and each one stands out as an individual. We not only know each other ' s background, family, college, and pre-Academy experiences, but also we know all the girl friends and fiancees, likes and dislikes, abilities and idiosyn- crasies. Yes, our Academy days have been most important for two reasons — for the professional advancement we have achieved in this beginning of our careers, and for the lasting friendships we have made. We ' ve studied together and made liberties together, laughed at the same old gags, and cussed out the class radio together, shivered and sweated, worked, played, and eaten together. It ' s been an important period in our lives, the finding of a way of life. This feeling of working toward a goal that lies far beyond our graduation makes our comrade- ship one of close fraternity. The gate is about to swing open for the last time, and our careers are about to begin. We are eagerly looking forward to finding our places in the Service as Academy graduates of 1945. PAUL R. PEAK JR., Class President Treasurer DAVE WEBB, Vice President DICK BAILEY, Secretary IIM HODGMAN, PEAK, Masters- at-Arms JACK McCANN and LIL PH ARRIS. HOMER GEORGE ANDERSON New Britain, Connecticut Homer was all set to be a school teacher when fate sent him to the Academy. His educational background has stood him in good stead, since he ' s been in the upper ten for three years. He was elected secretary and later president of the A. A. A. and spent most of his time subsequently doing his own laundry. He plays the classics on the piano, accompanying himself by chewing gum at an incredible rate. He is the inventor of the (piarter-stick method and the regenerative cycle of gum chewing. Before this year his athletic achievements were confined to early morning runs, but he went out for cross country because he wanted an excuse to go back to Salem, and made the team. On another occasion, the charms of Grcenport caused him to l)ccome very salty for a couple of months, making weekend cruises regularly. Homer believes in beating women at their own game and is as fickle a character as exists outside of Casanova ' s memoirs. The only lasting affections be has shown have been towards spaghetti and chewing gum. He should get along anywhere as he ' s not only intelligent, but can work hard when he wants to. RICHARD PAUL ARLANDER Seattle, Washington Li ' l Abner came from way out yonrlcr in the frrcat Northwest, and brought a considerable portion of Seattle ' s famous fop; with him. A strict disciple of Charlie Atlas, Dick is well acquainted with the secrets of dynamic tension and he ' s devised a super cross country course of his own and travels nearly to NorwicJi and back almost any wintry afternoon, strictly on feetpower, of which he has plenty. His musical a])ility will lead him to take a crack at any existing instrument, and he can get along on most of tliem. However, lie prefers a restricted Sunday afternoon accordion. Lately lie ' s liecn too busy with femmes to indulge in anything more than a bass chord or two with the choir. Femmes flock to him like moths to a light ])ulb. And like a light bulb, lie does no more to accomplish tliis feat than to just stand still and radiate. When he beams at you, you immediately tliink of New London Liglit. Nevertheless, when he states " She ' s a queen " , we take him seriously. Dick finds academics no tougher than a stone wall, and consequently always manages to blast through. You can ' t find anyone in the class who has led a happier life in this institution than Dick. JOHN MOORE AUSTIN Dubuque, Iowa One of the most universally liked men in the class, Johnny prepared for the Academy hy hiiildinj; ships on tlie Mississippi, and hiiilding himself a jdiysiqiie that remains rugged despite his daily assault on the candy counter. That famous partnersliip — Austin and Brodcrick I hold on to your wallets, hoys) was a feature of tlie Academy that could only he Inoken hy the patter of little feet. Broderick ' s marriage must have convinced Johnny on the merits of the sacred institution — since he managed to fall in love with a queen in New River — a feat that even the Marines considered impossihle. John is definitely a hig lime operator in the sports world — captain of foothall, star forward in hasketi all. and golfer hetween seasons. He trains on candy hars, despite an incredihly good grease with the mess-hoys, which results in at least three extra desserts at every meal. Academically, Austin shone at mechanical drawing and works hard at evcrylliing else. The language department considers his treatment of the French language as second only to Hitler ' s invasion on the list of France ' s indignities. John never tries to impress anyone, hut everyone who knows him is a staunch admirer of his good nature and sincerity. RICHARD LAWRENCE BAILEY, JR. Washington, District of Columbia Dick is one of the strong, silent type one reads so niucli about. Politeness is his by-word, and he will only argue on his own subjects, playing it safe. His wrath may be aroused, however, by the mere act of throwing an eraser in the classroom before the instructor arrives. Baldy ' s air of quiet efficiency has made him a perennial class officer; he has a way of calmly talking things into com- pletion. When some lesson seems too difficult to grasp, Dick reacts by pounding his head hard with the heel of his hand. Intellectual blondes have a rather distressing effect on him; he just doesn ' t I)elieve that a date is the proper place to discuss world economic prolilems. Rough-house went out for football in Swab Year, but a trick knee has forced him to secure on that. Since then he has turned his attention to boxing, in which all he has to worry about is a glass jaw. Dick ' s " Well I ' ll tell you . . . " is the start of many a prolonged bull session. It is said that the outer wall of reserve is giving way to a program of strategic operation with the approach of graduation. A dish of fruit salad at the Palace is still Fects ' favorite form of self-indulgence, though. The hairs on his head arc definitely numbered. FRANK BARNETT Liltle Neck, L. I., New York Barney is the kind of a guy tliat can ' t say no to anything. The regulation doesn ' t exist tliat he hasn ' t hroken in cold hlood, and he has such gems to his credit as moonlight hoating with SPARS, weekend commuting to New York, midnight cavorting in the radio lab, playing hide-and-seek with the duty officer in the rec room after taps, and other equally interesting episodes. He ' s a radio genius, and has long worked to keep our various clandestine crystal sets in repair. The set in his cash box is a true work of art. Another of our schnozzled operators, he ' ll come in every weekend with " Boy, I got a queen " , and he ' s not kidding. His academic standing is remarkable, considering that if all his hours of actual study were placed end to end, tliey couldn ' t even equal his height. His morale is even more amazing wlien you stop to consider that he ' s been smashed for everytliing in the book. In illustration, take his perpetual " Don ' t you guys envy me! " He talks with the rapidity of an over controlled phono- graph, and can stroll faster tiian you and 1 double time. We still haven ' t found out just what the " great big scblongonga ' " exactly consists of, but we imagine it has something to do with I)eing siiort-f topped i y a swab. He gets our vote for being a best-liked classmate. CARL BLANCHETT New Bedford, Massachusetts From the gnome section of the Saturday afternoon tree session comes the announcement " Three hours and forty-eight minutes to go " , and you know Hank is right on the job as usual. How he manages to keep in the upper third of the class is a mystery to all of us, for this old earth has never seen a more definitely unwilling scholar. Although we all have the same opinion on the subject, tliere is none among us who can equal the emotion that is manifested in Hank ' s classic " I like it here!! " In spite of his sandI)lower status. Hank was once active in football and boxing, but now, even faced with the torture and agony of phys ed, he finds it too difficult to get off his sack at 1600. His laugh is reminiscent of a Kentucky mountain jaybird, but there ' s nothing wrong with his sense of humor. A violent dislike for formal dances grew out of upperclass objections to his dropping cigarette ashes down their necks from the balcony. He ' s as sharp as a rowboat with the femmes. Weeds, more weeds, and an empty sack are Hank ' s greatest weaknesses; his sole ambition — to graduate. We quote, as a tribute to his gallant stand against overwhelming odds: " Out of the night that covers me, black as a pit from pole to pole, I thank what- ever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. " ROBERT COWARD BOARDMAN Milford, New Hampshire Tliis cocky character can be depended upon to keep things going at a lively rate regardless of the circumstances or persons present. Bob has never been known to be without an answer, and seldom without a question. Self-confidence is ratlier mild when applied to Bob ' s bold assurance in his own powers; his trust is seldom misplaced, liowevcr. His loud voice and broad New Hampshire " a " go far toward keeping liiin in character, and also stood him in good stead as acting Batt. Commander and Company Commander during Swab Summer. Bob believes that tlie efficient way is the easiest way, and can ' t understand why anyone could let his notebook go until the last minute. He writes sports articles for SURF N ' STORM and for pidilicity release. riting innumerable letters in re[)ly to innumerable ones received occupies a good deal of his otherwise spare time. Bob ' s wives tell us that he does 70 pushups every night after taps. He claims a girl suggested it. Joy-Boy once spent a whole evening on the telephone trying to explain to a girl in New York and a girl in Boston how he hai)pened to have sinuiltaneous dates with both. His only other worry is that waistline. His main ambition is to keep his weight under 16. ' ), and even money is being taken on the outcome of that one. For further information about Boardnian, see Boardnian. WILLIAM HENRY BOSWELL Washington, District of Columbia A gorgeously rounded red nose, a Hollywood head of hair, and two-fisted southpaw dynamite. Advancing from the lowly Keeper of the Dungeon to captain of the boxing squad in tremendous strides. Misto has made quite a name for himself in the past three years. In fact, he has so surpassed the usual run of BTO ' s that we have seen fit to bestow upon him the title of GTO (G for gigantic). The femmes mob him, and it puzzles him to think that we wonder how he does it. " You know, Fm handsome — look at that profile! " , and what a line he has to accompany this obsession. Vve got to admit that he can talk his way through a brick wall. His greatest love, however, is the electric waxer, and it very seldom gets out of his sight. Nearly all of us have suffered from his ribs and practical joking, and his sense of humor has reached such a terrific heiglit tliat it is impossi])le to hold back a laugh even when seeing him trying to act dead serious. The Montagna-Boswcll feud is funnier than any Keystone comedy. Misto is the kind of guy that kids us by letting us think he is a fink, greaser, goldbrick. and so fortb, and wo kid Iiini l)y letting liim tiiink we be- lieve it. We won ' t discuss his academic standing, Ijut in the ring lie has been undefeated in regular intercollegiate competition for two years, and has just barely missed taking several E.I.B.A. championships. PETER SEELYE BRANSON Schenectady, New York We first met Pete in tlie siiiiuner of ' 41 and right there we knew we had hold of something unusual. Anyljody that can make as much noise as he does asleep should be terrific when awake. Those of us who were so fortunate as to have Pete for a roommate can tell you about his cement mixer routine. Close analysis shows that he does it with his teeth. He stoutly maintains that he is not a slasher and yet comes out with five A ' s for one month ' s grades. Yet he is willing to stop and pass the time of the day or explain llie myriad details of his complex social life to you. It doesn ' t pay to argue with Pete l)ecause he just won ' t give in. He is dead sure that Schenectady is the finest ])lace in the country and will only begrudgingly admit that it is possible to live in other places and still be happy. He is an inventor of novel spare time pursuits and it lias been rumored around that be can even find tilings to do in New London. No official confirma- tion of this has as vet been received. ALFRED WILLIAM BRASS Helena, Montana This man can claim the distinction of spending most of his time asleep. He is always being cauglit by some instructor wlio notes the glazed expression on his face. His pet saying then is, " Sir, I didn ' t quite get the question. " He can do things once he gets the idea at hand firmly in mind, however, and is bright when he so desires. His greatest vice is writing poetry. Al is a source ' of con- stant surprise to his roommates who closely watch for some new idiosyncrasy to crop out. He is a born collector of useless gear but succeeds in selling it to unwary swabs. He tried cross country but seemed to be lacking in the desire to burn himself out at an early age that is so necessary in that sport. He is a good boxer, having l)oxed in prelims. His main ambition in life is to be able to retire and run a cattle ranch in Montana. He is interested in horseback riding and photograpliy, and where can you ride a horse in New London? He has written several articles for SURF N ' STORM about various things but mostly about the troubles that beset Mitch Daniel when Mitch finds himself off a sailboat and on dry land. WILLIAM HENRY BRINKMEYER San Antonio, Texas " Life is real, life is earnest " . . . and the Deacon has little use for the frivolous aspects of being a Cadet. With three years experience in the army, and an army brat to boot, Brink had no trouble undergoing the civilian-to- swab transition. He is quite incapable of understanding those of his class who display a non reg. outlook, and after a few futile attempts at converting his erring classmates, he gave up. A conscientious character, he ' s the man to put in charge of any unpopular detail, and his almost professional handling of chapel services makes liim a natural for ushering at those graduation day weddings. A firm believer in physical culture he can be found any afternoon poiuiding the cross country course, or defying death on the parallel bars. He likes lil)erty days because the room is quiet and he can get some intense study- ing done, and has a B average to show for it. He has never had any trouble witli women, for, desjiitc being a pretty good looking guy, he just isn ' t very interested. Brink will luidoiilttedly put in for a Texan port ... he thinks Texas is winning the war single handed. But wherever he gets sent, he will exemplify the sort of graduate tlie Academy is designed to produce. BERNARD STANLEY BROWN Brooklyn, New York No one need feel cliscouragecl or downcast hecause of the unfortunate out- coming of a love affair as long as Buster is around. For Buster is our authority on such prohlcms, as he himself will tell you. Many a roommate of his has been subjected to after-taps dissertations on liis " Where there ' s love, there ' s faith " ' philosophy. But Buster ' s talents extend far beyond the realm of Eros, and spare moments usually find him slinging the proverbial bull on most any sul)ject. However, the Fugitive from Flatliush occasionally is lost for words, or, should we say, cauglit without time for words. Ever since the days of swab- hood. Buster lias Iieen caught in the well known " storm " until now it has become inevital)le. At any rate, he knows l)y now that the best way to travel from Ocean Beach to tlie Academy is most certainly not l)y hitch-hiking. How- ever, lie makes fairly good time commuting to the old home-town on week-ends ... it has something to do with a femnic, we believe. Brownie does pretty well with a tennis racket, and is a firm l)eliever in the proper form in any athletics. He ' s not exactly a graceful gazelle in every field of sport, but he sure knocks himself out trying to be. Anyhow we ' re willing to give him the benefit of the doidjt. i JAMES WOOD CARROLL Baltimore, Maryland ! If you want a man that can discuss intelligently a variety of subjects and is vitally interested in lieconiing; an educated man, Jim is the guy. Some of the arguments that you will find yourself in with this assertive individual will amaze you. His reasoning is cold and logical. He spends a good deal of his spare time reading philosophy and can recognize where you got an idea even if you don ' t know yourself. He docs not experience any great difficulty with the engineering curriculum due to his ahility to understand most things well after one or two exposures to them. Jim ' s interests do not all rest with the intellect; he is quite adept at sports. He runs cross country and is a good liglit weight boxer. He is one of the most wiry individuals that you could find. He is almost too analytical in his relationship with the fair sex and just maintains a mild interest in them. At the time of tiic last census, wc find Jim footloose and fancy free. The outstanding lliing about Jim is his honest determination to do a job to the best of his ability. PARKER OLIN CHAPMAN Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts " There ' s an old saying down on the Vineyard . . . " and Chap is off again. Any time, any subject; you name it, he ' ll argue the point. His favorite theme, however, is New England vs. Anyplace. The easiest way out is to start him singing. To satisfy his two outstanding weaknesses P.O. developed a way to chew gum and smoke a fag at the same time. He lias tremendous will power, though, and gives up smoking regularly — for several hours at a stretch. " Really can ' t see how anyone could jjccome a slave to that vile hal)it. Is that little weed bigger than me? No, so I ' ll just smoke it. " Chap ' s athletic ambitions extend to the limit of phys ed schedule; he ' s never failed to make the team yet. Goes in for golf and tennis and also wields a nifty yo-yo. P.O. has a philosophy concerning academics which is a masterpiece: he just goes on the assumption that it ' s physically impossible to flunk a quiz except under unusual circum- stances. Tlicre ' s no excuse for anyone not getting a complete max in Heal, etc. As a result of this, or perhaps in spite of it. Chap does pretty well in the scholastic scrimmage. His ever-present sense of sarcasm was a wee mite too present, however, once in Swab Year, when he appended a note to a calculus exam as follows, to wit: " I could finish this quiz if I had more time — say a week! " He almost regretted that. GARTH DALMAYNE CLIZBE Centralia, Washington " Hey, Garth " . Familiar words are these, especially if followed by a ques- tion. Because our Centralia representative knows the answers — be it tonight ' s homework or the pojuilation of China. He ' s a good substitute for either the text- hook or the ' orId Almanac. We never did figure out how he does it — maybe it was the effect of two years of college, or perhaps his experience as a sergeant in the Army. Big and handsome, Cliz has glue on his fingers when playing end for the Big Blues. In fact, he takes any athletics in stride. Modest char- acter, too. Only under protest will he admit to l)eing a pianist. An excellent singer, as his presence in the choir and double quartet these three years will attest. He ' s dead serious, which accounts for his respectable scholastics — he ' ll derive a formula during a quiz rather than memorize it ahead of time in preparation. Not nailed yet, though we predict it soon. A number of women are trying. WeVe followed the course of the war tlirough the adventures of his brother, West Point ' 40, a Lt. Col. and fliglit leader of a Bomber Squadron overseas. Reliability is tiic best one-word description of Garth. CLYDE CLAVIUS COFFINDAFFER Shinnston, West Virginia Although Clavius walked in the Academy gates a yeoman, U.S.N., and will walk out an ensign, U.S.C.G., his walk remains unchanged — the adroit mech- anisms that manufacture his peculiar gait have withstood all the processes of transformation that we liave undergone. That ehony cigarette liolder has gone by the hoard, though, and he now bites liis teeth into the end of a weed with the rest of us. Make that reference to weeds plural — he ' s a super addict. Coffy slashes as much in class as he suffers in phys ed liut tlien what ' s so unusual about that? In fact, Clyde is violently opposed to any form of pliysical exertion, and has been a member of tlie Radiator Squad so long that his transom has become corrugated. He ' s a dead set-up for high-powered rihljing in regard to his alliterative monicker, and lias suffered accordingly at the hands of numerous wise ones. In the classroom it ' s " Sir, there ' s one thing I don ' t quite understand " and voluminous notes on any subject from Multi-Exhaust Turbines to How to Adjust a Rowlock, liut there ' s many a classmate wlio is thankful of Clyde ' s generosity with these notes on the eve of a quiz. In regard to the amount of ribbing that Clyde ' s been suljject to, lie ' s taken it all in stride with a minimum loss of temper, and lias shown himself pretty good-iiatiired all around. HENRY PAINE CRAWFORD, JR. Washington, District of Columbia " But sir, I can ' t do that ... I take pictures of it. " No one ever worked the old photographic dodge as well and as long as Hank has. He hasn ' t seen a rifle since Swab Summer. The pictures in this catalogue are but a sample of his darkroom mania. The cliampion liog-caller of the class, Hank registers 130 decibels and upward on swal) calls. For the larger part of his first two years here, he was the Deacon ' s number one houseboy, and has consequently grown rather fond of red hair. He ' s an ace swimmer, holding the cadet record for the 440, and his overwhelming regret is that he is unable to devise a scheme of photographing his own races. The paj) sheet has listetl his name opposite more unusual ofi ' enscs tlian we ever knew could be created in the life-span of a cadet. No matter what he docs, the powers that be can always make something spot- table out of it. Hank also has the distinction of being the only cadet in history to get a re-exam on a re-exam. Sad puns and the Club K vie for top honors as his chief vice. He ' ll drive his wives out of their hole with a stinker such as: " You ' re a card, and ought to be dealt with. It ' s a good thing you live on the second deck or you ' d he lost in the shuffle. " ' hew! But those same wives don ' t mind admitting that they ' ll |)ut up with him in spite of it all. DONALD BRIAN CREWS Beverley Hills, California Birdie received orders to report to the Academy when on the bridge of his first command — a brew barge on the Catalina run. A typical Santa Monica beach-monger, the kid with the horizontal ivories brought east his collection of sensation al swimming apparel which remain startling to most of us even after three years of exposure to them. In the absence of surf-bathing; Buck took up fancy diving and has been outstanding on the swim squad every season. Versatility in athletics is one of his main characteristics, resulting in three years of powerhouse football in the first-string center role, and interclass and intramural participation in almost any sport you can name except boxing, a flexible sinus causing this exception. Birdie went home with a classmate on his first leave and came l)ack a changed man. He had to have his pipe specially tailor-made with revolutionary innovations to counteract the Ijack pressure of the famed air scoop. His musical ability includes proficiency on any instrument intended to produce a melodious sound, but wc prefer his ukelele. In spite of the running he takes on his greasemark, don ' t get the impression that he isn ' t one of our leading practical jokers. He ' d short-sheet the Commissioned O.D. if he could get away witli it. Easy-going and content with the world. Buck and his turtle are two of a kind. CHARLES MITCHELL DANIEL Oslerville, Massachusetts Mitch is unquestionably the sahiest member of the Class of ' 45, having been a sailor since he could walk. It is said that he could sail a boat in a vacuum tube with no trouble at all. In recognition of his talent, the sailing team elected him Commodore. Most of Chuck ' s spare time is spent in designing yachts, com- puting centers of pressure, building model boats, etc. His ambitions are to be a naval architect and to engage in some offshore patrol work. C. M. Daniel is the first name to a})pear on the Inilay Trophy for inter-Academy racing. Aside from the water, DanTs interests run to white orchid corsages, corn fed gals, and mystery stories. His ash tray is never empty, and Chuck is seldom seen without a glowing weed in his hand. The Commodore has a way of looking at you out of the top of his eyes that makes you feel like a co-conspirator in some dark plot to overthrow tlie D.A.R. or something. Academically, Mitch is right up there and doesn ' t worry about anything but marine power plants. He still doesn ' t see what ' s wrong with sailing the darn things. In f nte of an intense distaste for physical exercise, Dan ' l has a system for keeping the weight down by nervous excitement, and eating notliing. He could exist for a week on a carton of cigar- ettes and a pot of black coffee. HAROLD LEROY DAVISON Leavenworth, Kansas Slender, Tender, and Tall is a roommate ' s description of this lad. His great height made him a very good man on the basketball team. He is particularly adept at one lianded shots from the side of the floor. He is a pleasant and agreeable sort of individual all around and if he has any strong dislikes he hides them well. He spends a good deal of his time going on liberty or writing letters. He has eight different kinds of stationery that he uses to match his moods, the people that he is writing to, and the type of letter that he is writing. He can claim to be one of the few with an extensive social life in New River. While the rest of us were dreaming about home, Hal went out and managed to have quite a time. The amazing thing is that he did it all within the limits of the regulations. That is enough to give insight into the character of this unusual person. His ambition is to find a " Heavenly Hideaway " where he can pursue the joys of a docile and domestic life. With his likeable manner and his ability to get along even in the outposts of civilization, we feel that there are great possibilities in store for Hal. JOHN MacNEIL DEMPSEY, JR. Brooklyn, New York " No kidding; everyl)ody talks wike that in Bwookwyn. " Maybe so, but it must seem kind of stwange at first. Jack was one of the BTO ' S during Swab Summer and used to cause a few to quake with his " Stand steady! " , but now he has grown used to us as an unmilitary lot and doesn ' t bother about us so much. Conn College seems to attract a large part of his attention these days. Jack ' s chief virtue is his calm control of his temper and his main vice is lack of control of same. He admires a born leader. He combined with Speck during Second Class ear to make a man out of the Moose. To quote the Moose in this respect: " He loves to cond)ine with one ' s other roommate in fixing up one ' s sack for one to crawl into after dancing with a sack all evening " . Jack ' s sole ambi- tion is to graduate. He puts out considerably to achieve this goal, and ranks about fourth on the list, if you care to look at it while doing a hand-stand. Because of this, he ' s drifted into the society of non-reg non-worriers, and his favorite sport is to rib one and all when opportunities for such present them- selves. In addition to admiration of his sense of humor, we owe Jack our deepest appreciation for the long hours of sweat and toil that he put in to get us our rings. JOHN AUGUSTINE DEVLIN, JR. Natick, Massachusetts An incongruous coniljo of weather-vane ears, insatiable curiosity, and one helluva Boston accent, yet the Fox is one of our most successful operators. He plays the Laurel to Pharris ' Hardy, and his amazing ability with the famous femmes is one of the largest contributing factors to the continual look of dis- couragement and frustration on the face of our Boston Blackie. The Fox is just under the wire in the sandblower classification, but his slight build is deceiving. He ' s sinewy and tough, finishing uj) exceedingly well in cross country, and you ' ll find him rugged in any barracks rough-and-tumble. His curiosity de- tracts somewhat from any intentions of studying — he ' s of the " What was that you just said? " variety, and Pharris usually gets the worst of the arguments too. The strain of First Class Year finally broke him, and consequently he turned a model airplane and yo-yo fanatic, like so many of the rest of us have done. He misses very few of his liberty hours, and if you don ' t find him dragging to Maybrey ' s, he ' s a sure bet to be stagging it at the Club K. It ' s not easy to find him stag anywhere during First Class ear, though. His sense of humor and perpetual good nature outweigh the agony that his accent has caused us, and we ' re glad to have him aboard with us. HARLEY EARL DILCHER Elba, New York One of the chief chow hounds in the class, Harley drives himself berserk with the thought of all the chow that goes to waste in this country. He ' s the captain of the rifle team and as such is willing to bet his shirt against the pistol team for any match with any weapons that they wish to accept. His main eccentricity is that he is a Sinatra fan. He claims that he just loves to listen to the little girlies swoon with delight. He will regale you with stories about Elba where they grow onions on the rooftops or rooftops on the onions (we can ' t remember which) . A great experience in the life of a friend of Dilcber is seeing Harley swim. He earned the name of Sinker in the Academy pool due to his lack of GM on several occasions. He is a good nonvarsity athlete and as such plays a terrific game of baseball and ])asketball. Probably the outstanding achieve- ment is the singing of ad lib ballads almost any time. Composer of that great ditty " When it ' s springtime in the Ml cklands. ' ' SUMNER RAYMOND DOLBER Waltham, Massachusetts Buddy will tell you that Waltham is the garden spot of the universe. He proves to be a counterirritant to the boys from California. Some novel stories have arisen from his exploits, but we don ' t print them because they are either untrue or else the man is a werewolf. He seems to be relatively preoccupied with a certain home town girl, which probably explains his behavior at Eliza- beth City. (Prize remark of First Class Summer — " Are you from the blimp base, too? " ) Sunmah has the Boston accent of all Boston accents. One has a little difficulty in divining the gist of his conversations, but they are well worth while. Occasionally he gets the old urge to get back in condition and knocks himself out at phys ed and extra-curricular cross country. After a couple of weeks of that he goes back to the desserts and illicit candy bars and then the cycle goes all over again. If you are ever on Ice Patrol and you hear a long Banshee like Harleeeee, through the fog, you will know that there is your man. Can write very excellent and scholarly articles on service history. His history of the " Bear " written for SURF ! " STORM was one of the outstanding articles of the vear. ROBERT JOHN DONOVAN Bloonifield, New Jersey It was a great day for all womankind when the Chopper came of age. You need no further proof of this than to ask him. He juggles fenimes by the dozens, and always has a new one coming up — sometimes two or three. His wives flunk quizzes to keep his " hit parade " ' in order. At any rate, here ' s one kaydet whose willing to admit that lie has a hole in his haid. (He sweats over Merchant Marine entrance requirements before every physical exam, but he alwavs gets by.) Because of this ailment, this speediest of all kaydet swimmers, past and present, has been forced to give up actual participation in the sport this year, though he has Iieen chosen captain of the squad. Chopper will give out with first rate entertainment when he can get his hands on a billiard cue, whether it be using it on the table or twirling it like a baton. Those foul weeds have an unbreakable hold on him, and though every morning of the year he swears off, he ' ll have one lit up before lie gets to the shoe box. His greatest agony is being forced to live with guys who consistently refuse to heave around on the room, therel)y leaving him the household drudgery when he could be shooting pool. Most of his more outstanding achievements have been accom- plished in the heat of battle at one of Ford ' s stag salvos. A tried and true member of the brotherhood. 1 JOHN MICHAEL DORSEY New London, Connecticut Jack, being one of the few kaydets who liad an opportunity to foresee what he was getting into, admits that he entered the Academy under the influ- ence of the New London PoHce Force. As a swab, his greatest hahility was the fact that his voice had neglected to change, and upperclassnien beat their knuckles bloody trying to urge him to give out with more decibels. It wasn ' t long before they were doing all the yelling, though, because in spite of two trick knees. Big John will live in Academy athletic history as one of the all- time greats and most certainly the best tailliack in kaydet football annals. If you ' ve ever seen him in action, you ' ll agree with us that he rates much more than a mere honorable mention on the All-American Team. In addition to his pigskin prowess, Jack is captain of our ace basketball squad. To top it off, here is a rare example of the extinct athlete-savoir combo. There are two ques- tions that we never need to ask Jack — where is he going on liberty, and who is he dragging to the next dance. Both answers are the same. The only objec- tionable quality in this kaydet is his ability to come bouncing out of his sack on the first note of reveille and acting cheerful about it. Even with this excep- tion, we ' re dam proud to claim him as a classmate. ! JAMES HAROLD DURFEE Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Upper Darby ' s favorite son is typically rugged for a sandblower, but is also one of our smoothest operators. Duff) ' whiles away countless study hours dreaming of blue service zoot suits with sleeves plastered to the elbows with gold stripes and a chestful of multi-colored glory bars. Accordingly, his academic standing lies in the lower half of the " grace of God " classification, but he is confident in the face of high odds. An all-around athlete, he devotes most of his athletic ability toward sports of form, such as gymnastics, diving, golf, etc. He has given several exhibitions on the parallel and horizontal bars that were really a maxo. Femmes give him lots of trouble, but he never suffers from a lack of them. Tliat " officer and a gentleman " clause curbed his terpsi- chorean aspirations, but he ' ll oblige anyone anywhere anytime with a bounce number in the rcc room. Extra-curricular chow is a well-pursued hobby of the Gnome ' s, and upperclassmen would always head for his room when they were feeling ornery. To quote Duffy, " Tiiey can ' t put me on report — I ' m a Second Classman " , but we found out differently. A crooner deluxe, he can whip out any- thing from a Frank Sinatra to a four-part barbershop. No red-head ever pos- sessed such a lack of bad tem|)er, or such a perpetual grin. Duffy ' s a rec room riot, and a guy whom it ' s impossible to dislike. II CLARENCE RAYMOND EASTER Independence, Missouri That beaten-down expression on Clancy ' s face is due to people who change the address of their SURF N ' STORM every time they change O.A.O. ' s. In spite of this trouble he can still tell you the address of every subscriber on the list. We can ' t quite figure out how Happy got by the time the printer sent three hundred copies too few, but he did. You can spot this lad by his Missouri drawl and the way his feet go in two entirely different directions when he walks. At the time of writing, Happy looks like the dark horse who will walk away with the class radio; he ' s welcome to it. His principal interest is classical music, and he unloads about half of his monthly pay check on new albums. Meat can ' t be bothered with much in tlie way of athletics, with the exception of sailing. The origin of his broken leg last year is a bit of a mystery; was he really chasing a SPAR, or did he break it while climbing through a transom? The latter is more probable, because, according to Clancy, " All women is pigs. " He ' s one of our more staunch Red Mikes, since an experience one leave. Happy is also a swinette soloist of no little ability, and a blivit-iighter par excellence, and the only cadet who can perform the " Unfinished Symphony " by means of the Bronx cheer. ALBERT BRADBURY ELLERMAN El Segundo, California A fast man in any respect — football, traveling, and feinmes in particular. Brad was the first of our number to get a Class I for returning late from leave, but he still makes the best time from here to the West Coast and back. He was born and bred a California beach rat, and perpetually blasphemes the char- acters of those who chose the location of this institution. In fact, the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce has set a price on his head. His greatest ambition is to be stationed in tlie Catalina Marine Inspection Dept. If you value your health, don ' t ask him why he left his first initial off his cuff links. One of the patriarchs of the class of 45, Brad is becoming increasingly worried over a rapidly reced- ing liair line. Despite several discouraging encounters with the inhabitants of the Bronx, he still spends most of his leaves in New York. He collects femmes with tlie minimum of effort. (Pattern: " I guess you know you ' re cute, don ' t you " , and a sly chuckle. I Partly I)ecause of his huge success on athletic trips, he doesn ' t have much to do with tlie local talent, Ijut it ' s mostly because of the superior quality of California femmes — just ask him. Long a bosom buddy of the great McGinty, he lakes full advantage of all the privileges accorded thereto. A maxo roommate, exceedingly proud of his ring and status as a regular, and you can ' t find a better man in the class. JOSEPH KNOWLES EVERTON Logan, Utah " Will you take care of that, Joe? " The answer is always " Sure " , and the joh will be done. Joe is our symbol for dependab ility and efficiency. He is calm and meticulous and spends extra hours getting a thing just riglit. Years in the army gave Joe a way with small arms that makes them do his bidding. He has been a consistent high-point man on the Academy rifle team, receiving a (Citation as one of the outstanding rifle shots in New England, and he copped an expert rifle ribbon at Camp Le Jeune in 1943. J. K. is responsible for many of the excellent dance decorations in the gym, both in a supervisory and an artistic capacity. His vices are limited to a stubbornness which is made more difficult by the fact that he is usually right. Jerk is in the habit of writing letters of unlielievable length compared with the standard of those received by the aver- age inmate of this institution. His dance programs are mailed to someone out there rather than adorning the shoulder of his drag for the evening. Nothing dismays him so much as a roommate who occasionally lilows liis top and hurls things around the room. After all, what does it accomplish? Joe " s Nautical Almanac finds use in predicting tlie state of the heavenly bodies as a courting backdrop. JOHN JOSEPH FEHRENBACHER Jolict, IlIinoiB Big Joe has been a mainstay on the foothall squad for three years, and thougli sehloni mentioned in the headlines, as it usually is with linemen, he did make the Lineotype Operators All-American first string in 1943. A big boy is Basil, and a frequenter of Club K. An enormous affinity for the femmes, and it ' s reciprocal — every girl turns to look twice. He " s something of a sailor . . . having a queen on every train and in every town the football team hits. His overwhelm- ing, and more or less futile, ambition is no trees so he can hit the Gay White Way for a weekend, now that he rates it. The biggest blight in his life is having ungrateful wives who divide their chow in the canteen and return to the hole empty-banded. But he ' ll always be grateful for learning how to open cans with a bayonet (the night tlie " Sarge " came in from liberty). Joe had a tough time during First Class Year ... he sat in the front row of three classes and had to use his slide rule to keep his eyes ])ropped open. It ' s too bad for Joe that the Coast Guard no longer sends Academy graduates to the Great Lakes. Joe would like it there . . . close to home and various friends. Wherever he goes, Joe will make a good impression, and he ' s got plenty of wit to back it up. ARTHUR ANDRE FONTAINE New Bedford, MassachuscUs When Guy (pronouncecl gee) thinks of heaven, he prohably dreams of pood sailing weather, a fine sailing ship to steer, and a mellow pipe full of tobacco. It ' s no douht that a love of the sea is what brought this Frcnchy New Englander to the Academy in searcli of a career. Therefore it ' s not a surprise to find him holding down a berth on the sailing team for tlie better part of our three year stay. However, in the dark days of Connecticut winter, when the Thames is even too cold for New Englanders, you ' ll usually find Art wrapped up in a book and the same old pipe trying to cultivate his mind. Lest this give the impression that Guy is a bit hermitized, let us state here and now that he is a firm believer in the pursuit of beautiful fenimes and sparkling wine, as is any good Frenchman, ' hen he isn ' t battling it out with those terrible trees, or struggling through his famous eye exercises, it ' s liberty and the road of freedom that guide his actions. Besides sailing. Art has tried his skill at soccer and wrestling, and hasn ' t done badly in either. His sarcastic wit has made him a natural for the ancient pastime of pool sliooting. He ' s highlighted many a bull-session with violent descriptions of those whom we all mutually dislike. Nevertheless, Art ' s a quiet guy and every- body ' s friend. A good number of us owe a passing mark in French to his untiring efforts. LOUIS RANDOLPH FORD, JR. Brooklyn, New York " For a slight consideration I am making you an oflfer ' ' in Lou ' s best fish merchant dialect starts off another mythical travelogue through the native quarter of Brooklyn. He comes from a long line of Marine Diesels, and figures that someday he will design the one hundred per cent efficient engine. His dif- ferentially-geared lirain has led him to become the outstanding authority on Academy constructions in the past three years, and he ' s quite willing to pass on all the hot dope from the number of nails in each building to the quantity of holes dug and refilled during the confusion. Letter writing to a certain femme, and sack drill are next in line to engineering. The numerous stag l)lowouts thrown up at the Point will be a maxo in tiic memories of all l)rethren for many a year to come. Host Luigi has proven equally capable in mixing the " cocktles and bigjibles " or in preparing bis favorite delicacy " hem and spods " . His favorite gripe is that " Mbose florists charge too damn much for their posies " . Ours is Ills love of bedlam rliytbm and ribald dischord, such as Schnickelfritz recordings of " Willjcrforce, get off that horse " , and the like. His main athletic prowess consists of, as basketliall manager, achnonishing the players not to follow the ])all tbrough the basket. Lou ' s good and savvy, and ahhough not all comedy, you ' ll always find him where the laughs are the heartiest. JOHN BRAWLEY FREEMAN Washington, District of Columbia The crackerbarrel philosopher of the class, J.B. spends most of the time if he isn ' t sacked up, giving out with his views on life, love and loss of liberty. His ability to sermonize on any suliject earned him tlie title of ' ' Deacon " during Swab Year. Chip ' s happy grin and dry humor when a swab were definitely not appreciated by his lords and masters, and he passed most of his weekends in durance vile. He ' s an army Itrat and spent most of his youth on army posts — - but apparently it didn ' t take, since he ' s by no means a military type, but more on the hayseed side. This rustic exterior is deceptive however, since J.B. is a smart character, and takes a peculiar pleasure in appearing to be a lot denser than he is. He has had the hot breath of the Academic Board on the back of his neck once or twice, but has always managed to keep ahead of the axe. Chips made the tactical error long ago of making a play for two College girls at the same time, blissfully unaware that they were roommates. Since that unhappy experience, he ' s confined himself to freshmen pretty consistently and despite his expressed ambitions to marry young and raise a family he ' s still not nailed. He surprises people who only know him in class and in the barracks by being hot stuff on tlie soccer team, and by his fish-like activities swimming under water. WILLIA3I ELLIOTT FULLER, JR. Cristobal, Canal Zone Bill comes from all over. He spent part of his early childhood in the Canal Zone, and the last of his civilian life in ashinpton. D. C. A Conn College commuter, Bill is responsihle for our lihrary of up-to-date charts showing the quickest ways home from East, Plant, and Jane Addams Houses. Bill turned out for soccer as a swah, and settled down to handle the inside left position in his last year. The pistol team is thankful for Bill ' s work as captain in arranging matches with other teams and in general keeping the team going. Although a steady shot on our own range. Bill unfortunately hlew up at New River and just harely qualified as marksman. Mention of this distressing fact will cause the vicinity to he warmed with a choice display of expletives. Fuller fits into the category of just naturally savvy, through no fault of his own. He ' s no slasher, and is always willing to spend some time showing the other guy how it ' s done. He worked his way through prep s liool hy teaching mathematics and history. A previously good hrace was imi)roved hy hours of practice hefore the doors of upperelassmen in ' 41. He ' s a comhination gum-chewer and fag-fiend, and has had that G. 1. haircut as long as we can remember. Bill ' s manner of arrogance and superiority fails lo hide completely a generous nature down deep inside. CARROLL HITCHCOCK GEORGE Atlanta, Georgia " George, sir, Georgia, sir " — were we surprised to discover such a coin- cidence in our midst! And we continued to be surprised as we discovered Hitch- cock had four years of college behind him and was engaged before he ever came here, planning to be married on Graduation Day. He ' s the original member of that evergrowing brotherhood who are exchanging Academy restriction for marital ditto on that happy day sometime in June, 1944. Constancy, that ' s what! Due perhaps to his daily correspondence — he ' ll write a letter rather than study for a quiz anytime, which wouldn ' t be unusual if he didn ' t do so well! And number six is well, believe us! Also amazing how so solidly built a man can run so fast — three time letterman and captain of the cross country team. He sails, shoots pistol and pool, too, and to top it off, he ' s a master of the violin. He ' s losing his southern accent, well, some, and his hair, well, some, — we give our- selves due credit for the first. We never saw a man make so many liberty parties as did Carroll when his little redheaded OAO moved to New London. HAROLD KIRKSEY GOODBREAD St. Petersburg, Florida Like the rest of the noses in the class, Hal ' s an outstanding operator with the femnies. Although lie has lost a goodly numher of clients due to the wave of wartime marriages, he still manages to maintain one of our largest waiting lists. He ' s the Sinatra type, including tlie voice — he even makes records for rec room entertainment. Unusually small for a football lineman, Kirksey nevertheless has firmly impressed the New England sports scril)es that he is one of the hest defensive ends in Academy pigskin history. The most significant point to bring up a] out his academic standing is that lie will finish well up in the race for the class radio. You ' d never think it to liear him rave and rant about typewriters going during study hour, but we do have to admit that he does work hard and long. Despite the fact that lie is always everywhere at the right time on the football field, he ' s absolutely never on time for anything else, with the possible exception of cliow formations. He would like to sketch female anatomy as well as the great Petty, and as far as we can find out, his only other ambition is to play a decent game of i)ool. His " Jeepers Creepers ' " has almost become symbolic of a scratcli on the eight l)all. ou " ve got to know him to appreciate him, and we ' re fortunate enou-ih to know Iiim. RICHARD WILLIAM GOODE Houlton, Maine Born in the cold of Maine ' s windswept North, Dick can sleep comfortahly in a snow drift. He used to live with a classmate from Norfolk who can ' t stand any weather when the temperature is lielow 50. Dick would sleep on the coldest night with naught but a newspaper covering him while his wife shivered under 4 blankets. 2 rugs, 2 overcoats, 2 peacoats and a chiffonier. Peezer looks amaz- ingly like Charlie Butterworth and talks with a pronounced Down East twang. He is always willing to tell you about the potatoes they grow in Maine and the troubles that beset the people who grow them. He is a pretty athletic indi- vidual and was once very enthusiastic about boxing until they began using him for a punching bag for one of the varsity boxers. The interest in Ijoxing was knocked out of him. He went to Bowdoin before he came here and is always bumping into a fraternity brother somewhere. He is a one man whirlwind when he gets going and can have the room cleaned up and his bed made wliile the rest of us are still drowsily contemplating the injustice of a system that makes one arise while the moon is still shining. HERBERT RICHARD HARRIS Flushing, New York HerLie came to us from Flushing straijiht from tlie crowning victory of heing elected most likely to succeed upon graduation from high school. He has heen trying so hard to attain this goal that he has heen called, unjustly, he says, a slasher. Herh is a quiet kind of a guy, and usually has a worried expression on his face that has heen hrought ahout hy occasional Bakers on quizzes, inter- rupting a steady stream of maxes. As an underclassman, Herhie bore the brunt of many a demerit and workout (didn ' t we all I, but the arrival of First Class Year brought a turn in the tide. Many a swab has cringed in his hole when the cry " Swabo " , as rendered by the reg Herhie, hurtles through the wing. Don ' t get the impression that he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, be- cause he has his raucous moments along with the rest of us. His greatest gripe is directed towards people who refuse to heave around on the drill field, and he works hard to attain proficiency in this respect. He has illusions about his power over women, bis favorite exjiression being, " Just call me lover " . But in spite of the kidding we ' ve given liim, Hcr])ie is conscientious and dcpentlable, and one of the hardest workers in the class. JAMES LEONARD HARRISON Compton, California One of the gnomes of the class, Jim ' s favorite pastime is playing tricks on the other two irrepressibles, Blanchett and Durfee. He looks quite Joseph Col- lege but the sombre dignity of a blue service uniform tones him down. He is sometimes rather aggravated by reference to his size and is always peeved at girls who think he is cute. He is well built for such a subcaliber individual. His activities extended to cheerleading and to swimming. As far as we have been able to determine, Jim ' s past is an open book. He doesn ' t seem to have any particular incidents in his career as a cadet that we can magnify in our own libelous way. Not totally disappointed, we still think he is just awfully discreet. Jim is, liowever, quite a classmate and you can always count on him for a sym- pathetic cluck or an appreciative chuckle at the proper times. He is extremely easy to get along with and if you can keep him from playing any lethal pranks on you, you will have a real friend. GORDON FAIRLAND HEMPTON Sacramento, California Gordon is somethinn; of a split personality. On the dance floor he looks like an advertisement for the final lesson in an Arthur Murray course. In the summer he looks like an emharrassed tomato, and at chow he has licen compared to the bottomless pit. As one of the leading exponents of marriage in the class, he can prove that two can live as cheaply as one and will defend true love against all comers. His Dorothy Dix sessions have hrouglit solace to many a cadet on the verge of securing on women ])ernianently. His eternal good nature underwent and survived the acid test at New River, wliere a foul-up sent him on a Cook ' s Tour of North America instead of home. He shines, figuratively and literally on the tennis court and soccer field, and is champion in the 0015 dash from the College. Gordon is much smarter tlien his academic standing in the class would indicate, hut theories and formulae have always put him into a coma. A fierce determination to graduate and a lot of midnight oil have kept him ahead of the axe. As graduation approaches. Hemp ' s l)ig worry is that he might get sent to " Smilin ' Jack ' s " cutter and he assigned to tlie engine room. ROBERT FISHER HENDERSON Reading, Massachusetts Why the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ever let this potential honor student slip from their grasp is something we ' ve never been able to figure out. Bol) is just a mass of pug-noscfl intelligence, and consequently a constant source of agony to tlie four-trees-monthly contingent. He ' s somewhat susceptible to slashing hut tries hard to keep himself free from this sin. Arguing and letter writing to far off spots in the wilds of Maine tend somewhat to keep his mind out of academic channels. He was one of the first of us to apply knowledge gained from the course in Radio to non-regulation pursuits. Goldilocks favors the College witli a goodly portion of his liberty hours, and times his entrances therein to coincide almost exactly with the exits of unsuspecting rivals. We wouldn ' t call liim a wolf, tliough. He never gets that serious. If you hang around his hole, you ' ll hear his " I ' m in love again " almost daily, so don ' t put too much stock in it. His theory in pool playing is to sock the hall and let it run around the table until it finds a hole that agrees with it, and to say that his luck is good would be a masterpiece of understatement. If this luck holds, along with his theoretical genius. Bob will he Commandant long before the rest of us even get our second stripe. FREDERICK WILLIAM HERMES, JR. Mystic, Connecticut To look at Fred, you ' d think he was a normal human being, but his wives tell us tliat he ' s iialf Eskimo and half crazy. The former is due to an insatiable craving for fresh air, regardless of sub-zero conditions outdoors, and the latter being a result of his continued praise of the state of Connecticut. We can stand both of these in minute portions, hut Carmichael has had the greatest number of frost-bitten roommates on record. Fred is probably the strongest kaydet in the class, if not in the whole Academy. We ' re willing to wager him against Charlie Atlas any day. However Fred has three glaring weaknesses, the first being a certain femme, and the other two are his knees. His prowess in the field of athletics was well demonstrated in football, and we were expecting big things of Freddie before he ran afoul of a plague of injuries. Consequently he took over the job of manager of the footl)all team, and handled tlie financial end of our first year in the big leagues. Lijierty hours seldom see Fred within the limits of the reservation — a home-cooked dinner being available within the regula- tion 20 mile boundary. Fred ' s mutually liked ] y one and all, and we ' re thankful for his live-and-let-live policy and his everlasting good nature. JAMES ARTHUR HODGMAN Ketchikan, Alaska The originator of the Hodgman-type hair-do — his Gahle-type ears and a fine head of skin give him the appearance of a loving cup. hen he stowed his dog team and traipsed down from ihc Alaskan glaciers to the Academy, he was pleased to find that there were several months in the year here when he could sleep without his head on the radiator. INow liis main ambition is to get hack there. Jim ' s a savvy kid, and right up near the top in academics. He " s also an ace on the dance floor, this art coming easy after a lifetime on snowshoes. His athletic achievements are outstanding: three years varsity cross-country, three years of boxing, a murderous game of intranuiral basketball, and a southpaw sharpshooter at pool and ping pong. You ' d think that a younger life spent in the icebound Alaskan boondocks would have destroyed liis sense of values com- pletely, but we have yet to see him drag anytliing less than a downright queen. The greatest blight in his life is having people compare his scalp to a view of Alaskan scenery, but if we could do as well with the femmes, we ' d all go around looking like the House of David in reverse. All in all, Jim is a quiet-spoken guy, with a good word for everyone, and one of the most likeable classmates in ' 45. JULIEN ELLIOTT JOHANSEN Charleston, South Carolina Handsome Joe came to us from a long line of Coast Guardsmen, and so arrived in New London with a ready knowledge of the Service and how it operated. He possesses a violent fear of specialized duty in any form, but in spite of his moaning and groaning. Joe ' s done all right in academics. Most of his time is spent in (1) singing. (2 I combing his jjcautiful blond hair, (3) basking under ultra-violet lamps, and (1) looking in a mirror. A part-time snake, Joe has made an enviable score in sucli places as New York, Salem, and even New London, but to hear liim tell it. you ' d think lie was the most over-burdened with women-trouble of any of us. Athletically incline d, Joe was captain of the highly successful soccer team, and also a contender for tjie varsity welterweight spot. It ' s been quite a mystery to us how he manages to keep in such good phvsical shape and still bit all the weekends. As an underclassman, Joe liit the papsheet with an amazing frequently, but he made up for all lost lil)erty during First Class Year, much to the joy of Conn College. Sack drill is another pastime of Joe ' s — he loesn ' t just bit it, he bludgeons it. Nevertheless, Joe can put out when the occasion demands it, and will get along anywhere in the Service. ROBERT DURRELL JOHNSON East Orange, New Jersey One of the sharpest characters to hit the Academy. Bob doesn ' t act at all like a bookworm. As a matter of fact he is a matter of amazement to those of us who have to work to stay off the tree. He will chew the ear off you any time you look like you want to waste a bit of study hour in an engaging bull session. R.D. is one of the mainstays of the pistol team where his even disposition and steady nerves make him a man to be depended upon even though everyone else has gone to pot. He is very interested in navigation and his favorite pastime is checking Dutton for accuracy. A connoisseur of quiz post-mortems. Bob loves to discuss the amount that the instructor would deduct for a misplaced decimal point in the answer to the last question in the quiz, when the rest of us didn ' t even get to the last problem. R.D. is a little on the short side and it is claimed that this has a lot to do with his very recent rebuff in the social world. We h ope that he can find the answer to this as easy as he can some of the other answers. Maybe it ' s just poetic justice; after all some of us who are less savvy should have some strong point wherein we can outdo little Robert. Seriously. Bob will do an excellent job wherever he goes and you just can ' t help liking the guy. HARRY NEW JONES, II Newport News, Virginia Newp is one of those fortunate cadets who are happiest when they have something to gripe ahout, and his three years at the Academy have hecn accord- ingly happy ones. He comes from what he calls the " Soof " and thinks the Civil ar ended when the rehels got tired of killing damyankecs. He got his military indoctrination at V.P.I, and his introduction to the sea on fishing craft out of Newport News. He wants to be stationed somewhere south of Cape Hatteras and to get into ship designing, hut his primary interest has liecn in graduating. There is only one thing noisier than Harry leading a hull session during study period and that is Harry demanding ahsolute silence when he is not leading the hull session. He knocks iiimsclf out in summer on the soccer team, but gold- bricks all winter as manager of the boxing team. As far as local talent goes, he plays no favorites with women — but has frequently expressed his strong dis- like for women in uniform, women from college, and women who don ' t come from Virginia. KENNETH HOWARD LANGENBECK Santa Ana, California Definitely the intelligent type. Kenny ' s phenomenal grades liave us wonder- ing why they didn ' t bilge us a long time ago. He is tlie pretty l)oy type and can he so aggravatingly naive at times that we wonder ahout tiie more liberal aspects of liis preliminary education. His laugh is just about tlie most unusual tiling we have ever noticed ahout him. It belongs in a sepulchre. (The laugh, not K ' ). He is a great radio fan, having daliblcd in diodes ratlier extensively l)efore his Academy days. His principal concern is liis receding hairline which he observes witli mathematical concern and utter futility. His approach to the fair sex is something to l)ehoId. We have never been able to figure it out, but we all swear that it wouldn ' t work witli tlic girls from our home town. Every time we pass him at a dance we hear liim perjuring liimself with all his might. I guess he looks so innocent tliat he just couldn ' t say those things and not mean them. If he can ever find an equation to solve the trouble with life and its female coefficients, he will be a complete success. He has got the answer to any other problem that you could present. JOHN BURTON LAPE, JR. Lynn, Massachusetts Here ' s one of our best examples of a New-Engjland-accented damyankee. Jaybee ' s a sbarp man in any type of a saillioat — especially if he has a SPAR along with him. In fact, he ' s one of the Ijest salt water seamen in the class, and is really at his best when there ' s a lot of rignring to climb around in. He went around the DANMARK like a circus performer, and gave the skipper of the ATLANTIC a ease of the screaming staggers ])y going hand-over-hand across the triatic stay one hundred feet off the deck. hen he forgets to wet down his sandy locks, tlie top of his head looks like a Kansas whealfield after a hail storm. When he gets tlic hair under control, though, he can really operate with femmes of all categories. The only trouble is that it ' s usually too much work, J. B. being ihc first Down-easterner we ' ve come across to exhibit a typical southern laziness. This holds true for studies, too, but then tliat ' s not unusual in this class by any matter of means. He worked the manager dodge in l)oxing plus the sailing racket to escape physical exertion, which makes his slashing on the commando course all the more unaccountaI)le. His theory that regula- tions were only made to be broken has interfered no little with his liberty hours, but he ' s still the easiest-going character in this book. ELMER MAURICE LIPSEY Los Angeles, California A cutthroat from way back. Leo just can ' t help it. The answers just come to him. Ehncr has l)een known to get an answer, in fact, when there is none. But for tlie past two years he has been stymied by a clarinet tliat a First Class- man sold him. The swaljs in his present winp have offered The Lip twenty dollars for the priviledge of destroying the thing. We remember the first time Elmer saw snow; all his fingers and toes were frostbitten within two days. He ' s a hypochondriac anyway, which helped matters. Ski-foot had a little trouble getting a pair of ice-skates long enough to accommodate his pedal extremities — an understandalile prolilem. Leo chews vast quantities of gum to calm his nerves, and still can ' t keej) a pencil under control. A life-size panda bear was found tucked into Elmer ' s sack during inspection one morning; he had a hard time explaining that one away. Elmer struggled on the tennis team for tliree sessions and on the rifle team for one; and spent many sleepless hours worry- ing about his boys as manager of the cross country team. Elmer has also delved into the annals of Coast Guard history as a member of the Running Light staff. RICHARD SUPPES LODGE Washington, District of Columbia Shag is easy to identify; he ' s the one who plays the piano. The more you ask him to play, the less chance there is that he will, hut it ' s worth a good try. When Saturday rolls around Dick usually heads for the station and New York, after serving his trees. His epiderniatoiil pilosity keeps him warm in the coldest weather. Dick has organized many of the weekend cruises to Greenport and other ports along the Sound. He is a consistent niemhcr of the high five on the rifle team and goes in for swimming and diving on the side. In high school Lojay walked off with the sword for the year ' s hcst platoon commander. Shag talks a peculiar brand of nonsense on the order of, " You say your father shot a hear? " when neither fathers nor hears jiave been mentioned. He anuises himself by playing straight man for Middleton in his lighter moments. On a rifle trip last year, Dick found tliat he was about two hours late for the last train to New London, so he sought refuge in a Boston fraternity house. The Washington Supjieman has two minor vices, viz., sleeping in class and sliooting the breeze during study hours. Dick is also a man of letters — letters that come regularly in pink envelopes with the faint oilor of some subtle scent still cling- ing to them. It must be wonderful . . . PAUL ALAN LUTZ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania We have seen this character at dances and other places where he shines forth. He had the distinction of being the only man in the class when we were swabs (Fourth Class) who enjoyed a formal dance. He should have known better. He can always be found seriously discussing something profoundly absurd and when called to task aljout it be just grins slyly and insists that you are the one that is fouled up. He has had himself mauled over in the boxing and football setups but has never gotten too far witli either. He plays the game for the fun that he finds in it l)ecause he figures that he doesn ' t have to be a football hero to get along with the beautiful girls. His Iiair reminds you some- what of Dagwood as does his laugh. He gives one the impression that life is just a little too fast for him and yet when the smoke clears away he is standing securely on the spot he was looking for still looking slightly bewildered by it all but none the worse for wear. Enjoying life in the swamps of North Carolina was one thing that we cannot forgive liim for. He claims it gave him insight into the life and problems that beset primitive man. WORLEY BERRY LYNN Hobart, Oklahoma Blackie is as modest and unassuming appearing as they come, and yet you sliould hear some of the legends of a hygone glory of a wild and wooly West tliat have been brought forward with him as the j)rincipal character. One of the two Indians in the class, his eyes are such that they will slay a buffalo with a single glance. He played a lot of good football for C.G.A., and is better than average in almost any game you want to play. You name your sport; Lynn will try it. His principal interest is in aviation. We hope lie will be able to get to Pensacola some day. Meantime he sits and admires the fighter planes from Groton. He manages to be seen with quite a few young ladies but never with the same one enough times to make him lose his gay jjaciielor status. His only requirement is tliat they will stare back. After that be will put the Indian sign on them. He will be cbiefly remembered for several novel leaves spent in the great reservation of New York and for tbe rantings about Oklahoma " Wiiere men are Men. " Lynn looks quiet l)ut lie gets itieas and lias been there an hour before we even think of doing something. His ( iiickasaw profile and heritage were a great help to iiim in tlie Wilds of Norlii Carolina. JAMES THOMAS MAKE R San Rafael, California Irrepressible is the word for Jiiiiiiiy, and even violence can ' t prevent the torrent of lousy puns that he inflicts on us all. His expansive grin, and his porcupine haircut are as much a ] art of a dance as a rainy Saturday night, and despite the fact that he ' s probably spent the whole of the afternoon decorating the gym, as one of tlie unsung heroes of the dance committee, his machine-gun chatter, and general higli spirits remain untouched. Maher — (and if vou don ' t want to incur his enmity, pronounce tliat Ma-her and never Mayer) spent so much time in Sick Bay that they considered calling the new hospital Maher Hall. His list of illnesses and operations sound like the index of a medical text — but the only time he was in danger of death was when he quarantined the Corps with scarlet fever two days before leave. He ' s the only cadet to combine chain smoking with cross country, and his spectacular finishes, foaming at the mouth and wheezing like an air pump were the higliliglits of every time trial. In pistol however, nicotine didn ' t phase him, and he made expert and has siiot consistently well on the team. Jimmy is the type that girls consider " cute " , and until he became firmly nailed, he was quite an authority on women. He ' s a nice guy and popular despite his corny puns, which put personality to the acid test. WILLIAM LOTHRIDGE MARTIN Tampa, Florida Six-three and one hundred and eighty-five pounds of latent energy. A master at the art of stationary dancing and motionless calisthenics. Stretch came up from Flawda with an inhred hatred for damyankees (male only) and work in any form. Here he met his ideal — Smiling Jack, and the resemblance be- tween the two grows more striking every day. This might account for his out- standing ability in Heat. At any rate, he ' s up pretty Iiigli in academics, and rates among our best athletes. First string end in footl)all and first string center in basketball. Stretch can put out when it ' s needed. The main agony in his life is the pap sheet. For instance — how about the Saturday inspection when his wife got a mere warning for a ton of dust in liis chiffonier, gear improperly stowed, and so forth, and then Stretch got smasiied for having his whisk broom on the wrong hook. And also that ten he received for being ungentlemanlike in conduct. (Staring rudely at SPARSl. Femmcs play a vital part in his life, but of course they have to be of the slender, lender, and tall variety. He really goes for Naval Architecture such as the designing of sailboats, but, of course, his greatest love is Heat Engineering. Stretch is a true Southern gentleman, and in proof of this, we ' ll offer liis classic quotation: " Listen, buddie, I ain ' t lazy — I ' m just conserving my energy " . ANDREW MAZZOTTA Hartford, Connecticut This rugged Roman is the l)arcfoot baritone of the barracks. He is a true musician who " Pours forth his full heart in profuse strains of unpremeditated art. " Among his accomplishments must be listed the faculty of making a string of utter nonsense sound like the most profound statement ever to come from the tongue of man. He expresses his inner self by reciting fragments of Edgar Allan Poetry in a Claude Rains dialect. A quiet soul, Mazzoo is rarely excited, and then only in the form of righteous indignation. He plans to do something about things, someday; for the present he prefers to seek solace in his sack and let Nature take her course. Andy is as athletic as he looks, holding down the left half spot in varsity soccer, and dabbling in tennis, swimming, and softball. Although one of the more conscientious members of the class in regard to studies, Moochie Gumbo does not like being referred to as such. He harbors an intense antipathy for people who call other people slashers. " But you guys take too many chances! " He saves his work till Sunday so he can go out on Saturday knowing that something remains to lie done. Verily doth his mind run in strange channels. He ' s always willing to lend money because he would rather have it owed to him than have the cash itself. This is just one of the many reasons why he ' s a popular guy. JOHN DAVID McCANN Elmhurst, New York " I may look baby-faced but I ' m as tougli as nails. " And tbe Bulldog ain ' t kidding. A Long Guylander witli a Boston accent. Jack came to the Academy at a tender age, leaving liis twin brother a year behind him. That didn ' t save us any confusion, though — it just postponed it for a year. He wears a perpetual smile, and has never been known to get even the slightest bit whizzed-off at anybody or anything, which is some record for this place. His sense of humor knows no bounds, and lie ' s forever knocking himself out with odorous puns. The only redeemable feature of this vice is his washing machine laugh. Although Mac spends many afternoons on the cross country course during the apple season, he devotes most of his energy to the longer events of the swimming meets, and has several varsity letters as a result. It took him a little while to work up to the femmes, but now he can operate with the best of us. Stock exclamation after every weekend is " Best weekend I ever had! " His snoring will lead you to wonder if you ' re rooming with a motorcycle. Nevertheless, he ' s a heave-around wife, and also a good man to have along when commuting to Greenport. ALBERT JOSEPH McCULLOUGH Reading, Pennsylvania Tlie Coast Guard sent us tlie seaman and we are sending tliem l)ack the officer. The Academy can well he proud of the jol) that it did on this man. He is definitely a savoir; so much so that when he didn ' t understand a particular experiment his lab partners were shocked and horrified. They felt like they would feel if they discovered that there was no Santa Claus. At this writing he is unattached but it is Leap Year and we are sure that someone who knows a good thing when they see it will find him. He is the victim of a particularly infamous set of circumstances at a local rooming house that left liim so alone in this big and frightening world. At one other time he was the victim of cir- cumstances; to wit, a party in someone ' s room one night that got so obstreperous that it was picked up by the sound detectors on the hill. He sweated it out in Durance Vile for that particular maneuver. He has a way of declaiming the local laundries that would gladden tlie heart of Will Shakespeare. If the execu- tives of said laundries could have heard some of his bitter and impassioned tirades, I am sure that they would liave Iteen completely broken down and might even have sent his laundry back. Mn.TON LEE McGregor Lafayette, California Mac has talked himself in and out of more troiihle, and likewise more love affairs, than the rest of us could even conceive of in three years. If he would only stop hefore he gets to the erratic idea that is always at the end of one of his discussions, he would prohahly convince people that he is really clever. His chief athletic achievement is one very sharp game of pool, hut outside of that the only form of strenuous exercise he has heen forced to undergo is chasing footlialls that the varsity kicks over the fence. He initiated the McGregor system of working experiments which has succeeded in becoming a source of constant amazement to Lt. Commander Giffin and a source of utter confusion to those who work as his partners in steam lal). Impossible to mistake liini for one of the class schnozzolas, Mac is clear to the other extreme. A head-on view of him would be somewliat remindful of a similar view of the Pacific Limited, cowcatcher and all. He gets a terrific ribljing from everyone on this point and a nundjer of others, but lie takes it pretty well and comes hack now and then with some worthwhile counter offensives. A good man to have along on any brawl. Mac is always welcome on a Greenport sailing trip or an excursion up to Ford ' s Beer Hall. EDWARD DUNCAN MIDDLETON, JR. New London, Connecticut In this corner we have the contender to any title in existence. What he lacks in size he makes up in sheer determination and self-confidence. His favorite indoor sport is throwing his roommate out of his hole and daring him to come back in. " Any time you ' re man enough to try . . . " or " Get this and get it straight! " It ' s a good thing his hark isn ' t as big as his bite, because there would 1)6 a perpetual reign of terror in Chase Hall. Ned ' s outside interests lie in the field of fire engines, trains, pistols, airplanes, etc. When he ' s at the wheel of the family Oldsmobilc he imagines that it ' s really a PT boat or a four- engined super-])oml)er. His study chair is the tail turret of a Fortress and a slipstick is a .50 caliljre machine gun. His wit sometimes turns to practical jokes for an outlet. Loading cigarettes is more a haliit than an idea with him. At other times he is content merely to sit back and think up snappy retorts. His jokes may be corny, but at least they ' re original to a certain extent. Also un- limited. Ned takes his books out on liberty, but manages to stay off the tree list most of the time, so maybe he ' s got something there. We wonder if. after we leave these parts, they will ever succeed in finding another person who can make such a howling success out of an ordinary informal hop. JOSEPH ANTHONY MONTAGNA Norfolk, Virginia If it ' s gruesome, it ' s happened to Joe. For example — " Was she a GOON! " , or his pioneerinp in j;iiard-niount-l(y-proxy. He ' s a screaming demon from reveille till taps, even though lie ' s the No. 1 worrier of the class. From his trihulations on the DANMARK, we now understand why liammocks are not used in the Italian navy. He ' s a high ranking memhcr of tlic Saturday Afternoon Society for Intellectual Advancement. Just as any Goodman record, new or old, will drive him into l)nnncing spasms of ecstasy, so will a Materials tree drive him to the other extreme. Joe will admit that lie ' s one of the few kaydets to speak the King ' s Englisli, this admission jjeing nearly as incongruous as the classic statement he made ilown in Carolina — " Tiie reason this country is so wonderful is that it ' s not far from Virginia " . But even Joe had to confess that fox-holes are worse than hammocks. Although lie has long since secured on l)lind dating, fommes are still his higgcst worry. In this respect, he fluctuates from hot to cold, powerhouse to goon, and tlic only thing that remains constant is the super quality of Montagna Shoes. A memhcr of llic hrothcrhood, a pizza eater, and a cash customer at tiie Piccadilly, Joe ' s only ohjcctionahle hahits are slashing in phys ed and liurning rank cheroots. No one has done more for our morale, and it ' s totally im{ ()ssih[c to do him justice in so few words as these. JAMES EDWARD MURPHY Manchester, Connecticut Jim came to the Academy laden with high school honors and confidence. The confidence has held up well for three years and Murphy never lets modesty or a close regard for the truth spoil a good story. He admits to being a genius, and his high grades-to-work ratio put him in the upper brackets scholastically. He can work like a beaver when he wants to, and has put out SURF N ' STORM practically single handed since he got out of his hair. The only other time he is known to work is during a juice-lab, when he relegates his partners to onlookers and single handed plunges into the maze of wires, usually ending up with smoking rheostats and some quick first aid by Mr. Woodruff. His love life is mostly confined to lurid accounts of liighly improbajjle goings-on during leaves and in his pre-Acadcmy days, and if they arc true he must be pretty precocious, since be rivals Ryan for tbe child prodigy prize. His athletic activi- ties are restricted to a violent dislike for the new P. E. program, some plain and fancy pistol firing which earned him a ribbon down at New River, and a peculiar style of dancing all bis own, known as the " ' head down and push " sciiool. Murph ' s face is as mick as his name, and bis prowess in a bull session, bis Raljclasian wit and bis unforgettable and often unrepeatable similes have made him popular in the class. u I WILLIAM EMMET MURPHY Tuckahoe, New York Bill has always had his roommates ' love lives all figured out hut seems to occasion no end of troul)lc with liis own. With the exception of a certain swarthy skinned individual, Bill has more trouhlc than any one else in the class. He was labeled " Moneybags " after a certain leave spent in New York. It seems that his ideas aliout finance were a little astronomical. The plcasantest memories of his career are the cruises made to Greenport and the ensuing events. Bill ' s favorite occupations arc playing hockey and tennis. He has that form that goes well drajted over a pool table. His curly hair is a source of delight to his room- mates. They stoutly maintain that he has legs that would look well on a chorus girl, too, but we don ' t have to believe that. He was labeled Wee by a certain instructor to distinguisli him from another classmate of the same clan. " Wee " can and docs velicmcnily express his opinions aI)oiit tlie things that surround him. He has very definite ideas about the way underclassmen should lie handled and will give you a series of ten lectures about everytliing from the " System " to the alleged injustice of a certain (juiz sprung on him and resulting in his being treed. EARL ASA PARKER, JR. Los Angeles, California Ace, a worried, rosy-clicekerl, transom-stcrnerl lad came to us from the land of no rain (California Chaml)er of Commerce lists him on the payroll) and tells us all ahout it. When that suliject is cold, as it sometimes is, he ' ll go into a fantastic recount of Iiis latest excursion to New York or the Clul), aijd all the 4.0 fcmmes involved. Too l)ad his eyes always tell you wliat he ' s jjcen doing . . . Tliey ' re always hloodsliot on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. A hetter-tlian- average soccer player and our numher one softhall pitclier. Earl still hates exercise. He ' s a smooth dancer, hut still can ' t decide on any femme ... or mayhe it ' s the other way around. He gets a hig ])ang out of skating parties, although he hasn ' t gotten as far as the ice yet. To hear him singing over an approaching quiz, you ' d swear he was anchor man. His scholastic ahility is only limited hy the amount of studying he does. What really gets on Earl ' s nerves are the methods of transportation between here and the West Coast, especially the sleeping accommodations on tlie Fast Mail Express. We wonder yet how he managed to survive that ordeal. He loves to disagree, and will on any and every suhject. Nevertheless, he ' s a good man in a bull session, and will be a welcome member of a West Coast transport ' s wardroom. RAYMOND GRANT PARKS, JR. Passaic, New Jersey From the wilds of New Jersey comes this rugged little character. His main diversion within the regulations has heen beating Joe Montagna into the ground. He can be one of the most sarcastic sandblowers that you could ever meet and has no hesitancy in expressing his disregard for almost anyone. If we thoughl that he meant all that, we would have torn him apart a long time ago. Every time anyone reminds him of certain of his more ribald experiences, he says, " Can ' t you guys ever forget that? " , and immediately goes to work on Montagna. He was nearly asphixiated when he tried to smoke one of Captain Prall ' s cigars but since then has been smoking cigars to get himself in shape for a second visit to the Hill. His one venture into the field of the drama was a sight to behold. He thought that he could ad lib all his lines but when he saw all those people he sort of changed his mind. He tried in vain to get off the stage but was shoved back on every time that he ran off. He had to keep the thing going, the authors were writing the next act. Not quite the smallest member of ' 45, Parciewicz is by far our largest wit and sense of humor. His drawing lab " Who-struck-John " kept many of us out of well deserved straightjackets. PAUL REED PEAK, JR. Denver, Colorado Paul is a proof of the theory that the best way to succeed in life is to get plenty of sleep. He learns more in class fast asleep than most of us do awake, and spends his study hours writing letters. But he has maintained an average for three years that kept him in the top ten. Occasionally wakes up in class long enough to argue witli the instructor: " But, sir, that doesn ' t make sense. " A good looking guy with a pleasant smile, Paul is popular with girls, but he ' s been engaged since way back. Writes to New Haven daily, and not only plans on getting married graduation, but has already got the license, ring and bridal suite lined up. Studies psychology to he able to argue with his psychologist fiancee. Easy going and good natured, his only peeves are physical education and jjeing prevented from catching the 1:17 to New Haven. He possesses one of the largest pipe collections in Chase Hall and is only happy with one in his mouth and his feet on the desk. His classmates like him to the extent of voting him into Class Presidency, and you can be sure that he ' s one of the guys that we will be able to boast of " Knowing way hack when. " PAUL POWERS PEREZ Hollywood, California World traveller, lecturer, and adventurer. Rusty hails from anywhere. Went to school in England and still talks like it. In 19.36-1939 he sailed around the world in a schooner receiving his higli school education afloat. Since then he has spent his time living the cosmopoHtan life and telling people how they keep warm in Petropavlovsk and what Senegalese fisliermen use for hait. There ' s nothing Rusty likes lietter than a good discussion, if only the others would keep still and let him do the talking. He really has a good command of the language or vice-versa. The fenimes would call it a whale of a line, and from the results it hrings, it could easily he classed as such. Being in the lower fifth of the class hasn ' t cured him of the helief that he ' s a horn intellectual, mainly hecause he is. Goes in for the finer things in tlio way of music, literature, food, and entertainment. Bums only tlic higher-grade brands of cigarettes, for in- sta nce. As a nu inl)cr of the SUKF N ' STt)RM ])oard of control, Paul was the fifty word man who filled in the cndiarrassing gaps just hefore deadline time. Seldom got a by-line, liut a lot of his copy went into the zinc. Outside of sailing, his main atliletic activity was trying to convince certain memhers of the Strength- through-Joy dei artment that he wasn ' t gold-hricking. lie finally became a wrestler in desperation. LILBOURN AMOS PHARRIS, JR. Medford, Massachusetts Egad — another character! An able substitute for a diaphone or an oc- cuhing buoy, L. A. is as potent on the gridiron as he is doped off in class. He has received worthy recognition on Ijotji of these achievements, i.e.. Little All- American Squad of ' 42 and the papsheet. His two main andiitions are to beat Parks to the punch line and to collect femmes like the Fox does, but he has no more chance of doing either than he has of knocking out " The Flight of the Bumblebee " on that ripe cornet of his. He just can ' t understand women — just when he begins to Ijelieve that he ' s on the inside track, she ' ll suddenly detect his resemblance to Jack Oakic, and another Able turns out to be a solid Fox. Nevertheless, there ' s not a bigger snake in the class — a veritable walking Conn College directory. That combined side-splitting guffaw and pained expression are also highly remindful of his Hollywood doulde. Tiie most puzzling mystery of all is how he maintains his academic standing. If he ' s not caulked off, he ' s arguing with the Fox (Ex: — " Now Fox, let ' s not have any harsh words " ) and studying is perpetually out of the question. Principal vices are snoring like an outboard motor, pizza eating, and contributing largely to the monthly rent installments of the Club K. He retired from the ring wlien the I.B.A. outlawed the cross-body block and the flying mare. ROBERT CARLTON PHILLIPS Baltimore, Maryland All appearances to the contrary, " Stupornian " is nobody ' s fool, and his rather Mortimer Snerd-like exterior hides one of the better brains in the class ■ — He usually replies to any questions with his inimitable " Hunh? " — but he is the guy to have on a Steam Lab experiment if you want to go on liberty in the next month, and moreover, Bob is one of those rare cadets who enjoys doing the " original manuscript " — even when his plagiarists get better grades than he does. No one could be more good-natured tlian Bob; he endures every indignity with a grin, and even a wife who used to put shoes in his sack to keep him from snoring on his back failed to rile him. He does everything he tries well, and sails a dinghy, wrestles and smokes hookah like an adept. He dearly loves to relate his social trium[»hs, and his stories of ' ' the queens when I was at Pawly " have become one of the class traditions. A phenomenal (to hear him tell it) high school engineering course and an addiction to machinery indicate that he ' ll put in for engineering duty, which should be right up his alley — if he doesn ' t dope off inside a steam drum like a fireman we once heard of. The only thing he hopes for is a cutter tiiat puts into Baltimore occasionally and some " real rare queens " . VANCE KING RANDLE, JR. Gonzales, Texas Vance is as Texan as high-heeled boots, and will fight the civil war at the drop of a ten gallon hat. He came up to this damyankee institution with some misgiving, but during his first leave discovered New York City, and has never recovered. Despite his tender years, (he ' s one of the youngest in the class), King is one of the leading members of Cadet Cafe Society, and the glamorous models, actresses and debutantes that he squires about New York had his envious classmates wonder what he ' s got that they haven ' t. King whiles away the weary months between leaves by planning " first nights in New York " , read- ing everything he can lay his hands on, and trying to straighten out his love life. He studies in spasms, but not often and he figures that the difference be- tween a C and an A just isn ' t worth the many hours involved. He warmed the bench for a couple of seasons, but he ' s really one of the commando course boys and his rugged build came in handy when the whip started cracking. Vance ' s war-cry is " let ' s have a party " , and he ' s one of the staunchest supporters of the Big Name Band for Formal movement. The only thing that gets under his skin are cracks at the Deep South, and the inconstancy of women. His ambition is to graduate and get a ship out of New York, but not too uuuh out. THEODORE CHARLES RAPALUS Easthanipton, Massachusetts Picture a swab on tliird conduct and three trees puttino; in a letter for a weekend — that ' s Rap. In fact, jjicture anybody on third conduct and three trees — it ' s still Rap. " Play nic a Polish Iullal)y " , he says to Cliarlie Messer in his best dialect, and the crowded dance floor is cleared in a frenzied rush to escape the wrath of Rap ' s flyin !; Iieels. A stron ; jiroponent of the " Show nie a regulation and I ' ll break it, show me a tree and I ' ll climb it; show me a femme and I ' ll — yipe! just show me a femme " category of cadethood. Rap is ihe character in a class of characters. At times, he ' s actually conscientious about studying, ( " Clear the room! Tonight 1 am making like a student " ! but these ten minute rela])ses are few and far between. During Swali Summer he tried to break the vicious Chase Hall barbcrslioj) nu)nopoly, and from tlie looks of it, Angie is still l)caring the grudge. Evidence of Rap ' s profound belief in the theory that regulations were made to be l)roken has l)ecn illustrated by the frequent ril)ald blots on the ])ap sheet, sucli as " Unmilitary in conduct — 10 — carrying a two-wliceled l)icyclc on pulilic l)us. " Dignified Baltimoreans were shocked by liis Polish remonstrations at llieir inquiries on his iik-ntily. Whether it be relating the misfortunes of little Stasiu. hitting up barlicrsbop pseudo- harmony, or sliagging a la polka, Rap is tlie life of any " 45 blowout. DAVID HAROLD RASMUSSEN Seadrift, Texas Dave is a typically rugged Texan even though he is a santlblower, and strange as it may seem, he ' s as much at home in a sailboat as he is on a horse. This little man lias plenty of muscle and hair on his cliest, although the length of his arms and legs are in an inverse ratio. He can knock a button off of your vest at lialf a mile with a rifle, and would try it if he could find a willing target. A great deal of liis spare time is spent down on the river showing the lubberly how a dingliy should be jockeyed. As a consequence he ' s made most of the sailing trips, some of which have been rather gala occasions, to hear him tell it. In this line, he considers himself quite an operator with the femmes, and we have to admit that he usually does right well. Academically, he ' s had his share of trees and re-exams, which puts the brand of a non-slasher on him. According to Ras, studying is necessary, but batting the old breeze is much more entertaining. Many ' s the bull session tliat has begun with his " Down at A and M " , or " Down in San Antonio " , or " Down on the bay " , or " Down " almost anywhere. He ' s as stubborn as a sourpussed mule, and is possibly our champ debator, but possesses an unusually large amount of good common sense. RICARDO ALLEN RATTI New York, New York Ric ' s caustic analyses of what ' s wrong with everything are seldom mild and always to the point. Some deep urge for frankness won ' t allow him to let diplomacy supersede his conception of tlie cold, unflinching truth. He may not offer any suggestions for improvement, but at least we learn how things shouldn ' t be. The New Yorker is Ric ' s Koran and James Thurber his Moham- med. He is also a Damon Runyon and Tommy Dorscy fan. Ratti has some pretty definite ideas about girls and believes that they should live up to his standards regardless of their own ideas. Academy formals don ' t interest him, as he " ' likes to have fun at a dance " . He has attended schools scattered across the country because of Coast Geodetic Survey affiliations, but likes to con- sider himself a New Yorker. Ric is a pretty good hand with a movie camera and takes particular pride in some shots taken in Virginia. His love of the water has led him to the varsity swimming team, where he gives out with the breast stroke; during the spring he gets his sunsliine on the tennis court. Academically, Ricardo is right up tliere — one of the highest num])ers in the class. He runs into troulile in this matter of room ventilation; one of his wives tells us that he has absolutely no regard for fresh air. DON RICHARD RODGERS Omaha, Nebraska Tall, dark, and possessing a profile that made the first freshman reception he attended sound like a Frank Sinatra personal appearance, Don is not only the hest looking guy in the class, hut is also one of the best liked. With three years of chemical engineering under his belt, and a savoir by nature he still thinks a tree is something with leaves attached to it, and can afford to plan picnics and weekends without any escape clauses. Much to the chagrin of many a college girl, Don is definitely nailed — in fact he was one of the first in the class to disregard Hadley " s good advice. Even three years at the Academy haven ' t soured him on engineering, and he plans to join the Black Gang at the first opportunity. For a man who rarely misses the 1300 liberty party, Don manages to get in an awful lot of outside work. He was goalie on tlie soccer team, a tennis shark, and one of the better shots in the class. He was elected class president our Swab Year and ever since has taken an active interest in class affairs. It was the masterpieces of extortion that he wrote as TIDE RIPS Ad- vertising Manager that enabled this one to survive the effects of inflation and shortage. DONALD HENRY ROLLERT Kansas City, Missouri In every class there is a problem child, only we f;ot an overdose in Moose. A rough and tough individual, he is not even afraid to admit to anyone that he hails from Kansas City. Up until he became a Second Classman, Moose ' s life was one long crusade, but even he had to give ground after a year with Speck, and alas, he became a martyr. The origin of the name " Moose " ' is obvious, but " Trellor " sprang uj) due to a typographical error in a stencilling spree. The swabs at Moose ' s table are strict vegetarians — he likes his meat in enormous quantities, and to a point of rareness where it has to be hobbled. During Second Class Year, a long standing deficiency in correspondence vanished under a deluge of samples, advertisement, free booklets, an so forth, such as Charles Atlas ' course, dog l)iscuils, ' " How to Become a Wet Nurse " , Glover ' s Mange Cure, and the like. Although he ranted and raved about it, we know he got as big a kick out of it as the rest of us did in mailing the coupons. " All right, you think it ' s funny — go ahead and laugh, " lie shouts indignantly as his sack disappears out the window, but he always ends up laughing the loudest. And, man. whatta laugh! His transition from a tlieorelical to a practical genius was made manifest by his appointment as Cliief Swindler to see that this book pays for itself. All in all, Moose is quite a character, but four point oh with all of us. PAUL THOMAS RYAN Rochester, New York Here is a living example of a type we thought didn ' t exist except in the realm of an imagination gone astray. Paul ' s mental processes amaze us. The two main themes on which he dwells are tjie minds of women and the internal mechanisms of that watcli. To quote in ])otli cases, " Gee, I wish I had a girl, " and " My watch gained two seconds last week, hut I can ' t get a definite rate. " P.T. is a home-loving soul, and deposits most of his leave allowance in the hank. He takes a morhid delight in torturing his roommates with his own inimitaljle version of " Life is Like a Mountain Railroad. " Expendahle plans to specialize in engineering after graduation, and can sketch a closed feed-water system wliile the rest of us are still trying to rcnieml)er what comes after the condenser. Father is essentially a neat character, witli the exception of his miscellaneous gear jjox. There you will find assorted nuts and holts, watch parts, a rusted railroad spike, and other equally useless articles that lie keeps hecause if he throws one away he will immediately need it. P.T. h olds the dubious honor of being tlie youngest and second smallest nieml)er of the class, but makes up for that Ijy liaving a voice like a sick diaphone. He has been practicing sword manual with a slide rule for two years, just in case. MARION GARDINER SHRODE, JR. Long Beach, California Gillick stands out, even in the strange assortment that is the class of ' 45, as a character. The McGinty of the McGintys, Khihman from the heginning, and owner of the Gillick grin — fifty-two teeth and all different, Shrode has done a lot to hrighten our three years at the Academy. All evidence to the con- trary, Shrode is a savoir. He entered the Academy as number one man, l)ut the altitude was too much for iiim, and our class was enlivened by his presence as a bilger. That one experience of academic success convinced him that hard work doesn ' t pay, and since tlien he ' s avoided the upper scholastic brackets — mur- muring " oh-oh — I ' m bilging again, " as every final rolls around. If he hadn ' t come to the Academy, Shrode would probably have been a professional trom- bonist. Another of his a( oniplisbments is i)ugilism — while by no means the bruiser type, Shrode packs a mean wallop. Considering his inclinations, he trains religously, to the amazement of those wlio know his out-of-season attain- ments. A master of the screwball simile, his contributions to SURF N ' STORM have been probably tlie funniest part of the magazine, and his brainchild. Squalid P. Transom, will long remain part of the Cadet tradition. Having seen Slirode in action, we know he will have fun wherever he may go, and his shipmates will never have a dull moment. HARRISON BALLARD SMITH Atlanta, Georgia Benny claims he came up here from Georgia against his will, after some white boy done hit him on the haid with a horseshoe. After a two day stand on tlie football squad, all he could say was: " Ah ' m so tired, ah can ' t eat " , but nevertheless we ' ll admit that there are very few of us who are better all-around athletes. Whether it be a golf, tennis, ping-pong, pool, basketball, or black- jack encounter. Flick is hot. Still, he ' d rather sleep. His greatest worry is that those cursed weeds are getting him into a " fearful " physical shape, and hourly during the evenings he will take readings of his galloping blood pressure. There aren ' t many kaydets who study less tlian H.B., so we ' ll never be able to under- stand those savvy marks. He ' ll be long remembered by those who know him for pulling the greatest foul-up in the history of laundry orderlies. The femmes that take time to understand him soon come to realize that he ' s quite an operator, Init they could save themselves a lot of trouble if they ' d just ask him in the first place. (Example on the dance floor: a queen, no doubt, asks " ' hen are we going to start dancing? " to which Flick replies: " We ' ve been dancing for five minutes. " It could happen to anyone ) . Possessing an extraordinarily keen wit and sense of liumor, lie ' s hard to outdo in any argument or Inill session, and his everlasting good nature makes him universally liked. I NEILUS ANDREW SPEARS, JR. Kansas City, Kansas Neilus came to the Academy a fugitive evangelist from an Arkansas travel- ing camp meeting, spouting tlie gospel and Icngtliy quotations from French literature. " So nuicli for the man in tlie tree; now for the man on the ground " (From his first sermon in the Ozarks. I Leading an uneventful life, this righteous soul ran afoul of two of tlie most hlack-hcarted fiends that any of lis have ever liad tlie misfortune to room witli, and succumlied to their evil influences. He now spends his time hlighting the lives of tiie small nuniher of upstanding characters still anu)ng us. In fact, he has hecome so solidly entrenched as a typical hell raiser of ' 15 that we decided that no poor, henighted soul was hetter fitted to endure the agony of editing this catalogue of characters than our own Lantrin. Whether it I)e leading a hymnal session, or hooming out the chorus of " Pistol I ' ackin ' Mama " , his seltzer-hottlc hass voi©e is still the greatest of his vices. A demon on tlic commando course and a sujjcr savoir in the classroom, Neilus is the first cadet in Academy history to l)oast of a star hegotten positively witliout the aid of lexthooks in any form. " The finest mind in the class if he ' d only study " , to quote the Moose. He attrihutes the success of this hook to his New Deal liberalism, and even llie most stalwart of us l ci)uhlicans have got to admit that here ' s one ap] lication that ' s proved successful. RAYMOND BENNER STARBUCK Fullerton, California Brenner migrated from the heart of the orange country to hecome the most versatile athlete of the class of ' 45 if not the most outstanding. For three years he has broken up the running attacks of the best of our gridiron opponents, and has held down varsity positions in tennis and boxing, with an iiiterclass 165-pound title to his credit in the latter. To go on, he ' s tlie best slugging out- fielder in the Softball circuit, one of our top g olfers, and a hot shot at I)illiards and ping-pong, to mention a few. Rangy and quiet, Buck will react to even the most sensational scuttlebutt with a calm " You don ' t say " . He does no more work than the rest of us, but gets licttcr marks. " Femnies " to him is purely singular, and he deserves a large compliment in this respect. It ' s easy to see why his two greatest gripes are restrictions and having to be back aboard on time. His interest in forestry developed into a very potent case of poison ivy, and Brenner was a memljer of the rolled-up sleeve squad for an agonizing length of time. It ' s hard to figure out liow he can be such a maxo poker player willi that perpetual smile on his face. X ilhout a doubt. Buck is the best- natured guy in the class. JEREMIAH MILTON STARK Denton, Texas One thing tliat can be said about Jerry is that he is an individualist. We don ' t try to figure out what lie ' s going to do any more, because he just won ' t; his idosyncrasies are on the contra-everything order. He dislikes triteness, social customs, water at meals, and people who don ' t get the word. Jerry does serious reading on such sujjjects as astronomy, sociology, eugenics, logic, etc. When asked al)out previous athletic experience, he answered that he had been on the mathematics team at college. In spite of this bent, he still hasn ' t mastered the railroad time tabic, and once returned to the Academy two days early because of a misinterjjretation of one. Jerry seems to have a bit of trouble getting back, having been forced to pawn jiis class ring to raise the necessary funds on anotiier occasion. His capacity for figs is legendary; the word has it that he consumed twenty-two at a single sitting. Like many of the boys who come here from the South, Jeremiah can ' t get used to the cold weather and resorts to the use of jersey, spare blankets, and a batbrolic even during summer evenings when be retires. It takes more than a little cold to keep him awake during the day, though; he just sacks up in the nearest closet or under a bunk and dies. RICHARD STONER STRICKLER York, Penn§ylvania " This world, the next, and then the fireworks. " And so saying, Rudy makes an unerring; gral) for the red eye and j)hinges into anotlier interniinihle dis- course on tlie sail lot of mankind. The Deacon could sell silk stockings to an Eskimo or bring tears to the eyes of the world ' s most cold lilooded hartender. Having gained invaluable experience by making stump speeches at innumer- able Strickler family reunions, (The Stricklcrs of Pennsylvania — bring your own lunch ) he lias emerged the outstanding spokesman of the class. To supple- ment this, he ' s an authority on all forms of hot dope, scuttlebutt, and so forth, and can personally quote admiral or mess boy. In the way of athletic achieve- ment, he met with surprising success in cross country and boxing, but has since discontinued all such strenuous activities, with the exception of pool and an occasional polka down at the Little Bohemia. He is Yarrick Kaundi ' s gift to the fcmmcs, even though they only rank fourth in his scheme of things, coming directly behind damn good chow, mediocre chow, and just plain chow. It is obvious to all in more ways than one that his nose was never ajiplied very dili- gently to the academic grindstone, and in spite of his perpetual discontent, the Academy interferes with the lif e of Strickler far less than any of the rest of the mob. GEORGE FRANCIS THOMETZ, JR. Twin Falls, Idaho George came to us straight from the reservation, and his first words upon arrival were: " Ugh . . . where squaws? " . After his initial shock of having to live through Swab Summer in the same teepee witli Joe Montagna, Gcronimo settled down to conform himself witli the curious customs of the white man. Pale face squaws have heen his biggest attraction, and in spite of the fact that he is one of the few guys who can he bricked without knowing it, he continues to startle us all with a dazzling array of Maxo drags. His supply of jokes were taken by him from a Reader ' s Digest that was part of the spoils of Custer ' s Last Stand. He is rigiit on the ball with the l atest transient song hits. However, his vocalizing would only be considere l an asset on a coyote hunt. He became acquainted with many of the white man ' s vices. ])ut poker and pool are the most prominent. How the great white father ever found it advi.sable to bestow so much luck on any one mortal is something we can never figure out. (Sample: " Does an ace high royal straight beat your pair of tens? " or " Why can ' t 1 sink the eight ball now? " I. You can ' t blame his academic standing on the love of lady luck, though, because even George will tell you that she never sets foot in a classroom. His laugh is definitely in the same category with his singing ability, but in spite of that and his Piute ancestry, he ' s an all-around good guy. WESLEY MATTHEW THORSSON Rutland, Vermont Some guys are just naturally savvy and can ' t help it. but no one ever tried any harder than Torso to rid himself of tliis curse. Despite superhuman efforts and countless idle study hours, he has finally resigned himself to the fate of being one of the top men in the class. While the rest of us unfortunates are smashing slide rules against our respective thick skulls, he burdens the mail orderly with tons of outgoing mail, even in spite of the commando crook in his writing arm. One of the earliest victims of the alligator pits, his swan dive from the top of the No. 1 harrier has not dampened his fervent mania for phys ed classes. Definitely a side-wheeler until a stretch in sick bay during second class spring reduced him to tlie light cruiser class, Wesley has labored long during his liberty hours at the Club K to regain his former stature. A little incident involving sitting on infinity in an Oyster Bay hot spot nearly gained Torso an entrance into the Leopard Club, but his greatest claim to fame lies in his seniority at the Club K and in the Order of Spanish Athletes. His ribald satire and ability to out-shout a Widgeon under full throttle have made him a leader of classroom rampages and bull sessions. W itb his hobby of compiling a helluva past to balance a brilliant future, he has become without a doubt one of the best liked of our number. i JOHN BOLLYARD WADE Meredosia, Illinois Jake has the distinction of hcing the one man in ' 45 who is unable to sleep in class, and consequently takes fiendish delight in interrupting the slumber of his classmates by various rude methods. Round, red, and rugged, he has the appearance of a shooting gallery prize. Jake ' s world is as rosy as his pudgy cheeks, and he can ' t draw a single ])reath without cliuckling. There are very few of us who haven ' t suffered from his practical joking, and fewer who won ' t admit that whatever it was, it was worth a belly laugh. And yet, Jake is most hilarious to us when he tries to act serious. You ' ll liave to go far to find a larger capacity for certain distinguished beverages or a bigger line with the femmes. On the field of athletics, he lias varsity football letters to prove his ability, but you ' d have to see liiin in action fully to apju-eciale bis value to the team. The only two things we know of that will take the perpetual grin off his face are having soniel)ody refer to lii.s native state as " Illinoise " and the fact that a half hour in the midday sun will light him up like an endjarrassed lobster. Greenport and Jake are going to miss eacli other when he leaves, but nevertheless Chicago will be iiis first stop. We can ' t all be stationed with him, but here ' s hoping we can get together with him for another big liberty some- time. I j ' . GEORGE WARREN WAGNER Boston, Massachusetts George is the biggest authority in the class on anything in general and everything in particular. His ability as an interpreter of regulations helped many of us through the first stormy days of Swab Year, but in spite of his verbatim knowledge of the reg l)ook, he ' s our only claimant to Leopard Club membership. He almost missed ovit on a " noisy and frivolous formation after taps " during Swab Summer, but came in just in time to bounce as the ring- leader. The entire class offer their profound sympathy to his long-suffering nose — sunburned in the summer and chapped in the winter. He had us all really worried for a while when he played the leading role in the " Case of the Missing Appendix, or I Gave My All for Phys Ed " . George ' s relations with the femmcs have been as hectic as his relations with the Academic Board, going from the college to Buick sedans to Boston and now back to the red mike status. Nevertheless he still goes South at the siglit of a well turned ankle. As sailing manager, he ' s financed tlie team along to its best year of sailing, regardless of the nundjer of trains they ' ve intentionally missed. His brand of classroom entertainment will be long rememltered, and in parting let us drink to a salty man who but for the grace of God bilged only once. WILLIAM HAMILTON WALLACE Gilbert, Arizona " Confound it! Will you guys quit mussing up my hair " . Out whips that over-worked comb, and Veronica is at it again. Out of the hills of Arizona tramped this gorgeous coiffure, aJjandoning tlie pastime of mountain lion hunt- ing to indulge in the more entertaining occupation of fcmme iuinting. Wally, in spite of all his expostulations and protestations to the contrary, is just about the biggest snake that ' 45 has to offer. Tiiose golden, wavy locks, that super line, and that manly carcass form a cond)o that is only surpassed by Sinatra. Academically, he ' s just a few links al)ove the anchor, but would probably be higher if it weren ' t for tbe fact tliat he ' s eternally bothered by having to answer all the fan mail that pours in. Foat icre has seen more trees here than he ever saw in the whole state of Arizona. His rangy l)uild has proved an asset in botli football and basketball, but we bear he ' s a pretty poor wrestler, which is pro])ably why he never went out for that sport. Another athletic achieve- ment is that he is a leading member of the Wednesday nigbt Flying Squadron and is capable of making llie jaunt from Freeman to tbe Academy in near record time. W ally ' s a good natured guy to room with, and has yet to lose his temper, even wiien said bair is concerned. GEORGE ALFRED WARREN Weynioiilh, Massachusetts Rumor has it that George kissed his first girl in 1942, hut he has developed into one of the biggest wolves ever to grace the Academy witli his dynamic presence. He has done a masterful jolj of writing to various girls ' colleges for the purpose of arranging joint clioir concerts. Lobster-Pot puts his tenor voice to very good use as co-president and mainstay of the Academy glee club, and in song fests around the barracks. He specializes in such things as " McNamara ' s Band. " A misguided sense of duty has led him to campaign for Battalion Supply Officer, in spite of tlie fact that this is the most liarassing job in the setup. George was tlie purveyor of Johnson bars and mopbandles during one of the temporary organizations of the l)attalion, and even this experience hasn ' t dulled his amjiition. In class he operates under the proposition tliat the book is wrong until proved right. The questions fly in a solid stream, and when George sits down it is evident that he still doesn ' t quite believe it will work. He earns his freedom from the phys ed department through sailing and wres- tling, depending upon the season. On the dance floor George is like a man possessed, and it ' s worth anybody ' s safety of life and limb to approach too near. It is fun to watch from a distance, though. DAVID ANDERSON WEBB Seattle, Washington k " Now, when I was on the HAIDA, " and Dave is off again on another fruit- less attempt to make section Dog heave around in a military manner. A salty sandblower with an extremely low center of gravity, he despairs at tlie lack of seamanlike qualities in all of us, and loses a few more square inches of hair eacli time he is burdened witli tlie miseral)le task of being section leader. One of the biggest lauglis weVe had in our three year sentence came from bis ' " Don ' t go away until I come l)ack " statement in a certain Seamo class. He worries and worries, and still never gets enough time to get tilings done — perpetually in a storm. He is merciless in dealing with unmilitary swabs, or for that matter, swabs is any shape or form, but Iie ' ll tell you from experience tliat it ' s for their own good. Dave holds the record for long distance courting (New London to Ketchikan) , and still docs better than most of us. He sweats out a mean study hour, pleading with his wives and social callers. " Will ya shut up and start studying! " As high-powered a sailing manager as has ever draped a dinghy over Jacob ' s Rock, Dave worked this old dodge to tlie extreme during Second Class Year. We ' ve sure gotten a boot out of tlie Weeb, witli the exception of the 1918 melodies that he resurrects with his corrugated vocal cords. WILLIAM LEROY WEISS, JR. Elizabeth, New Jersey " Is that pronounced Wees or Wess? " " Weiss, sir! " This and a spade-like schnozzle are Willie ' s two greatest sources of everyday agony. How would you like it if you were seated next to Lou Ford and a messboy were to come over and say " Hey, you two brothers? " In spite of the running that Willie takes, he has a year as class prexy to show how he stands with the rest of us. His all- around athletic ability Iilossonied into varsity basketball during First Class Year. He ' s also been one of our strongest proponents of Softball, a top man on the pool table, and one of the few bandliall artistes. Weather permitting, you will either find him on a weekend cruise to Greenport or watching over the flock up at Ford ' s brewball. When bad weather sets in, he heads for a roost at the nearest pizza factory or a dark corner at the Clul). A perpetual indifference to academics has only dropped liim to the high quarter of the middle third of the class. His one ambition is to model his service life after a certain instructor we once had. A favorite pastime that the Academy somewhat squelched is hunting — with or without guns. This brings to mind the fact that he has the honor of being the only cadet to have had a twelve o ' clock watch in Green- port. Willie does everything with a minimum of energy, but the ratio of results to Btu ' s expended is perhaps the highest in the class. GEORGE HERBERT WELLER Log Angeles, California George Weller must have led a beautiful life liack in his native California because his first few months at the Academy shocked him more than somewliat. His dismay at man ' s Iirutality to man led him to once make the ill-advised remark to a First Classman, " If you can do it, so can I. " A second surprise was the inclemency of non-Californian weather which was climaxed when his wives threw liim into a snow bank the first time he ever saw the stuff. He has a rare and, to the rest of us, fortunate affinity for unpleasant jobs, and has spent a lot of his time in thankless endeavor. His athletic achievements have been limited to an attempt to demolish the commando course by flinging himself at the obstacles (net result — scars, l)ruises, contusion, and a broken ankle). He started out as an assistant cheerleader, and ended up as an executive directing his minions from the .-idclines. His great love for apples, the underdog, and California have paled recently, since he met his " soul-mate " at the college, and he started going on liberty regularly at al)out tlie same time that his Wives had to restrain him for il)ly from carving hearts and arrows on the furniture. GEORGE EARNEST WILLIAMS Bartow, Florida " Sir. is there any way one can be sure of getting assigned to a warm place after graduation? " George just can ' t get used to this cold weather. Even in the summer he sleeps with four or five blankets and a peacoat over him. That smooth Southern accent goes over pretty well with the girls up here, though, so being from the South has its compensations. George is distinctive in the respect that, in a class that is so full of unorthodox breathing utensils, his " needle nose " ' is in a classification l)y itself. When it comes to academics, you ' ve got to be mighty good to top him. A natural-born slash artist, with plenty of the old savoir to go along with this vice, he ' s still a master of that typically hurt attitude that is displayed when such characters are accused of monopolizing the grindstone. The cheer leader dodge got him a furlough from the Swab Year athletics, while the job of swimming manager qualified him for the Radiator Club during First Class Year, but in between these the phys ed department gave him his share. Nevertheless, Gawge is a pretty hot swimmer liimself, and if you ' ve ever tangled with liim in water polo, you ' d swear he couldn ' t be the slow-moving, good-natured Southern gent that he is. ELLSWORTH ALBIN WINNETTE Chelmsford, Massachusetts Out of the jungles of Massachusetts stormed this burly caveman to don the kaydet blue in the hope that it would enable him to add further to his already long list of fcmmes. From what we ' ve seen, this wolf in service Iilue hasn ' t been disappointed. He started out in Swal) Year as a future footliall star, but retired when he found the Clul) ]Moferable to the rock pile. However, he ' s an out- standing performer in various incidental atliletics, such as those brought about by interclass enmity. In regard to academics, Winnie sticks firm in his belief in the old biblical adage tliat " the first sliall l)e last, and vicc-vcrsa " . His two greatest dislikes are quizzes in Heat and guys called Junior. He regularly donates a goodly share of his income to the upkeep of the Clid), and his faith- ful attendance to that institution has earned him the name of " Boilermaker Al ' ' . He ' ll smoke anything lie can get liis bands on, particularly O.P. ' s, but prefers to j u(f on either the foulest pipe on the reservation or on rank cheroots that must have been rolled during the days of Miles Standisli. His love for the bright liglits is evidenced by his frequent visits in New York, and also by such incidents as taking part in U.S.O. shows and hogging the s potlight in a Balti- more night club. Al ' s a rugged hombre, and good company on any occasion. ANDREW WAKEFIELD WOFFORD Little Rock, Arkansas Handy Andy — a happy-go-lucky kid with the best damn southern accent in the class. He came up here from the bayou country to keep the Civil War alive and to thwart the damyankees at their own game. Yet, in spite of this ambition, he ' s taken quite a shine to the yankee fcmmes and to the great north- ern metropolis of Piccadilly. In fact, Andy seems to be quite happy at times around here. Nevertheless, lie can sit in and hold bis own in any gripe-session, supplying superbly disparaging comments on such routine agonies as the physical education department, Connecticut weather, chow, and the like. We like to just sit and listen to his Dixieland interpretation of our native tongue. He ' s savvy in dealing with either academics or femmes — his line is equally good in a classroom or on the dance floor. Dancing happens to be the onlv form of exercise that he will enter into voluntarily, although he is capable of navi- gating the commando course without much difficulty when the occasion demands it. Andy ' s everyday vices include excessive sack drill, but that perpetual squint in his eye is a birthday present from his southern ancestry. His greatest dislike is to be confused with Woolfolk I)y unknowing instructors, and who can blame him. We can best express our opinion of Andy by making use of his eternal " just finnne " . VIRGIL NOURSE WOOLFOLK, JR. Olney, Texas AltTiougli Tex will admit to anyone that he was a downright misfit in the cattle I)usiness, he will fume an indignant " Ah doan know, now " at anyone who refuses to recognize him as a typical Texan. It took him fully six months after his arrival in this institution to realize the full value of slashing, having up to that time hcen a hona-fide memhcr of Ockie Smith ' s Back-to-the-farm- hy-Christmas movement. Also, at approximately this same time, he discovered the existence of the isle of Manhattan, and after three years of riotous leaves, has firmly estahlislied himself as senior liaison man between the CGA and the Piccadilly. His allergy to overnight guests most certainly cannot he attributed to any lack of southern hosjiitality. Any member of ' 4f will tell you that Tex ' s heart is as big as his transom. He ruined his chances for the presidency of the Radiator Club by accepting the rank of lead-off man in phys ed. However he still claims to be violently opposed to Taylor-made jjliysical mayhem, but we know better. The last member of ' 45 to receive his commission, due to his alphabetical misfortune, Tex will remain tops to us for his comic relief in coinitless bull-sessions, which are always officially convened by his classic state- ment " ] ow a white man. . . . " The following were formerly our classmates. The list of tlieir accomplishiiirnis proves that an alternative to getting ahead in the world hy graduating from the Academy is to liilge from it. (A) means hilged on academics, (R) means resigned, and (E) means bilged on eyes. Robert Waddington, Cadet USMA (A) Jan. ' 42. Bob is finishing his second year at West Point and stands now 324th in his class of 900. He will be graduated with wings in June 1945. William Heppenstall, Ensign USNR (A) April ' 42. Bill, married last September, is another one of the Class of ' 45 who has taken to the air. He is assigned to a utility squadron on the West Coast. James Vaules, 1st Lt. USA (A) Mar. ' 42. Jim, now married and expecting, enlisted in the army six weeks after leaving us. He was commissioned March, 1943. Roger Alke, Lt. USA (E) July ' 42. Roger is armament officer in a heavy bombardment outfit. Right now, he is somewhere abroad. Arthur Briggs, 2nd Lt. USA (A) Dec. ' 41. Art got his navigator ' s wings last April. Although now navi- gating a B26 over Europe, he can act as bombardier or radio operator, or pilot in a pinch. Kendall McCallum, Ensign USNR (A) July ' 42. Still a bachelor. Ken is stationed on the West Coast in lighter- than-air work. He was one of Academy ' s best runners. Richard Clements, Ensign USNR (A) Jan. ' 42. Dick is crazy about flying. Asked whether married he replied succinctly " Good God, No! " Andrew Schnebly, Air Cadet (R) Sept. ' 41. Schneb ' s been going to the U. of Maryland ever since he re- signed, and is now in naval aviation in the States. George Wittier, V-5 Air Cadet (A) Feb. ' 43. George will probably get his big half inch in the Naval Reserve bout the same time we do. Robert Wright, Cadet Midshipman USMMA (A) Dec. ' 41. Bob has seen a great deal of the world with the Merchant Marine carrying supplies to the allies. Mark Yorston, Ensign USNR (A) Mar. ' 42. Mark got his air corps wings back in November and is now probably in the Pacific. Robert Bierly, Army (A) April ' 42. " Sarge " is studying for the army air corps. His average at the U. of Maryland is 95% and he ' s still worrying. Benjamin Ward, US Merchant Marine (R) April ' 4,1. Ben is 3rd mate on a tanker. He gets something like $500 a month. P.S. Ben took the pledge 27 Nov. 1943. William Powell, Pvt. USMCR (R) Sept. ' 41. He ' s still as glamourous as the one in the movies. Bill played center on Yale ' s football team and is now OCS there. Curtis Sphar, Ensign USNR (A) Jan. ' 42. Curtis graduated from Pensacola about three months after Jim Maher. Robert Bunee, 2nd Lt. USMCR (A) July ' 42. A press release from Corpus Christi tell us that Bob is flying for the marines now. Gus Miller, Ensign USNR (A) July ' 42. Gus has now been graduated from naval ROTC at the Uni- versity of California. James Maher, Ensign USNR (A) Jan. ' 42. Jim was one of the first of ' 45 to get his commission, and is now in the naval air corps. George Keller (R) Nov. ' 41. Scuttlebutt has it that George has been in England ever since he left us. Kenneth Meidling, 1st Lt. USA (A) Jan. ' 42. Kenneth is with chemical warfare at Edgewood Arsenal and is in the Internal Security Division now. Stanley Siegal, A S USNR (A) April ' 42. Stan will graduate from V-12 at Tufts about the same time we graduate from here. Raymond McHenry, A C (A) Dec. ' 41. Ray is studying in Texas with the air corps kaydets to be a navigator in the army. Octavius Hopkins Smith III, (A) Dec. ' 41. Ever since we received that invitation to Ockie ' s wedding, we ' ve wondered how he is making out. Caleb Crandall, USMS (A) July ' 42. An unlicensed mate in the Merchant Marine, Caleb has been all over the Mediterranean theatre. His wife ' s expecting. William Goldhammer, AP USCG (R) Jan. ' 42. Goldy is now one of the Coast Guard ' s capable Aviation Pilots. We don ' t know where he ' s stationed. Harry Wharton, 2nd Lt. USMCR (A) July ' 42. Harry was going into the boondocks as an officer candidate last summer in New River, just as we emerged. Edward Ralph, 2nd Lt. USAAF (A) Mar. ' 42. Bulldog graduated from the army ' s navigation school in Louisiana last January. Another successful bilger. Gilbert Bell, Rt. 3 c USN (A) July ' 42. Meatball is a radio technician at the Naval Air Technical train- ing center at Ward Island. He wants to go to M.I.T. John Ballantine, Sgt. USA (R) Sept. ' 41. John is stationed at Fort DuPont. Delaware as a training sergeant in the Engineers. He ' s hopeful of more active duty. Gordon Tyne, Cadet USMM (A) Jan. ' 42. Gordon lost his life when his ship tangled with the enemy in the Atlantic. A. Owre, Jr., (R) Sept. ' 41. We only know that he went back to Yale after resigning early in the first semester at the Academy. William Werther, (R) August ' 41. Bill was the first one of our class to leave. A scholarship from RPI lured him away. We don ' t know where he is now. Joe Berliner, 3rd Officer USMS (R) July ' 43. Upon resigning from CGA, Joe obtained his license in the Merchant Service and forthwith got married. Joe was probably the most intellectual and liberal of our number. Robert Schaefer, (R) Oct. ' 43. Bob left us early in the First Class Year. He is at Columbia in the Navy ' s V-12 program and will probably follow us to sea in short order. William Llewellyn, Cadet USCGR (R) Oct. ' 41. Bill joined the Coast Guard after leaving us and is now in the reserve school here at the Academy. Ronald Bow, (A) Mar. ' 42. Ronny never answered our plea for information. Ben Lowman, (A) July ' 42. All we know about Ben is that we ' re pretty sure he ' s married by now. Sellwyn Willey, (R) July ' 42. Sellwyn was going to go places after he parted company with us. Where he ' s gone is a mystery to us. Larry Hecker, (A) Dec. ' 42. Larry went into the navy air corps upon his departure from here. We don ' t know where he is, but it ' s safe to assume that he ' s doing all right. Fred Kroll, Ensign USNR (A) July ' 42. We ' ve just received Fred ' s wedding announcement. He ' s sta- tioned in North Carolina and is a flying sailor at present. Robert M. Speck, 3rd Officer, USMS (R) Oct. ' 42. Bob is now on a merchant ship, a coal burner the last time we heard. We will always remember him as our favourite classmate. Milan Broderick, A C USA (R) Feb. ' 43. Brod is the guy who got married during Second Class Summer and successfully kept the secret until he decided to resign in February ' 43. Last October we received a wire telling us that James Anthony Broderick, future cadet, had been born. The following men are back here at the Academy. Ask them what they ' re doing: R. D. Parkhurst, ' 47 (E) April ' 43. W. M. Page, ' 47 J. H. Bramson, ' 47 (A) July ' 42. A. B. How, ' 47 D. G. Leslie, ' 47 (A) July ' 42. R. J. Healy, ' 46 (A) Dec. ' 42. (A) July ' 42. (E) July ' 42. H. J. Lynch, ' 46 R. F. Stratton, ' 46 (A) March ' 42. (E) Feb. ' 43. 22.5 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS W c wish to thank C ominaiKlt-r II. S. Sharp, the adviser for TIDE RIPS, for his official assistance in prodiicin ; this hook. We shall never forget the pleasant times vve have had working with Mr. Thomas J. McLanghlin of the Hihbert Printing Company in laying out and producing this book. Our debt to him is a large one. We wish to thank Mr. Joseph Q. Conroy of the Horan Engraving Co., now of the United States Army, for his ideas on layouts in the early ])lanning of this book. Mr. A. A. Trenehard of the Horan Engraving Company gets our vote for being the i leal man to whom to go with problems of engraving. To former Cadet Joe Berliner of the Class of ' 45 must go the credit for the development of the theme of this book. We would like to have seen the book that he would have put out. W ■ are deeply indebted to another of our former classmates. Robert M. Speck, for doing much of the work on the first chapter of the story of our cadet life. We wish to thank the underclassmen for supporting this venture. Without their co- operation, it would have been impossible to produce this TIDE RIPS. Of all the swabs who did typing for this issue, Mr. Saunders did the most — probably because he was less successful than the others in keeping out of our way. W ' e wish to thank Coast (iuard stations at Salem, Fort McIIenry, Brooklyn, and Elizabeth City for providing us with pictures of cadet activities this past summer. We wish to thank the Academy Photographer, INIr. 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His podunk was unknown, but it was rumored that lie came from the mystical district of Arrom dor Glebasete, deep in the heart of the Flanishes. Whether bis annoying faculties were due to heredity or to his unusual environment can only be guessed. Physically, he was perfect. On him anything looked good, be it monkey jacket, work whites, or dungarees. As to his athletic ability, we need only say that he had the strength of chrome molybdenum steel containing .21 per cent car- bon, and the speed of a 5-inch, 38-caliber projectile six feet from the muzzle. Plus perfect coordination of mind and muscle, to coin a phrase. More outstanding were his attitude and ability as a swab. Far from feeling superior to bis classmates, Supcrswab strove ever to improve himself and to heave around more diligently. At the cry of " Swabo! " , a white streak could be traced down the corridors, leaving a thin trail of smoke in perfect 90 degree corners. 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In spite of the fact that 1 have just hauled my under- nourished body over a blistering ten-mile stretch of liijuid as])halt with a concentrated gyrene sup])lv dejiot strapped to my Ijack, I would still forgive the gold-braid despots who assigned me to this horri])le fate if it were not for the fact that I iiave been placed in the same squad with Mother Nature ' s crudest practical joke. Cadet Squalid P. Transom. Tliere is only one crea- ture in the outfit tliat is more miserable than I, and that is my wife who is sentenced with the command of this aborted squad. Even at route step, trying to march I)ehind this guy Transom is worse than running a foot race in a recently occupied cow pasture. In fact, I would prefer to walk behind a cavalry bat- talion ratlier than Squalid. But to continue with this nauseating narrative, innnediately upon our arrival in the bivouac area, we are led off by squads into the surrounding jungle and assigned individually a six-by-two plot of snake weed and poison ivy in which we are to exca ' ate a regulation tailor-made foxhole. By the sweat of our nuitual l)row8 and the aid of G.I. tin fedoras, tliis task is accomplished by niglitfall. The wife and I Jiave picked a rather clioice location and are quite pleased with our handi- work until we discover that our joint nemesis has burrowed into the terra firma a scant few feet from our new al)ode, having been un- recognized by us because of an intervening wall of foliage. Nevertheless, our fears are amply rewarded wlien our search for our misplaced rifles ends at the bottom of a pile of upturned earth tliat has just made way for Squalid ' s laboring digits. Oh, well, conceding he doesn ' t pull any of larger caliber than that, I ' ll con- sider it a moral victory, but the wife and I don ' t any more expect that to be his high water mark than we expect to see Betty Grable come walk- ing out of tlie bush dressed in long red under- wear. Our first assignment comes after dark, and I ' ll bet you my monthly caslj insult against the wart (conliniK ' il » i fxifse 23 1) 232 Since 1914 GOOD] lAI ' !$ HAVE BEEN OF SERVICE TO OUR NAVl AND COAST GUARD COMPLETE OUTFITTERS APPOINTED BY U. S. NAVY 112-114 BANK STREET — NEW LONDON 233 Restaurant and Caterers BRING YOUR PARENTS AND YOUR FRIENDS TO DINNER PETERSON ' S Its The Beat In Town Compliments of SHU-FIX 11 Main Street NEW LONDON, CONN. Estublisheil IH.iK A Good Rule to Go Buy from THE G. M. WILLIAMS COMPANY C. Reid Hudcins, President and General Manager The Old Fashion — U p-to-date llnrdinire Store Phone 5361 Stair Street Corner North Bank New London, Connecticut Off and On. Lad on your thumb that any night in the Carolina boondocks is darker than a kangaroo ' s prospects of ever receiving a college education. The story is that we merely have to take a small hand comi)ass and follow it for a scant 1200 yards, and if we should be so fortunate as to stumble upon our destination before dawn, we will be rewarded by being allowed to return to our foxholes and sleep the remaining time until sunrise. The prospects of a good night ' s slumber is as comforting as three weeks ' leave right now, so we gather up our squad, set the azimuth, and set forth into the unknown. The wife has the compass and is out in front setting the pace, while I am bringing up the rear to see that Squalid doesn ' t get bung up on some spider web or take a notion to wander off and pick flowers. After we have gone a little over a hundred yards we run smack into a swampy jungle that is so thick that a gnat would have to travel sideways to get through it. " Draw your bayonets and follow me " , com- mands the wife, taking a licalthy whack at the impenetrable mass. " Excuse me " , says I, " but a very large mos- quito just crawled into my ear and jammed your communication so that it sounded like you said something very foolish. Would you mind repeating it? " " Look " , he says, with officer-like qualities oozing from every pore, " our orders are that we must follow this little green needle, and since it points that way, we go that way. " " Look, old pal of mine " , I argue, " in three short weeks we will be going on leave. How could you ever face your dear old mother with the blood of nine stalwart young kaydets on your bands? And besides, the laws of the United States still consider suicide a felony. Once we get into that dinosaur ' s bathroom we can ' t pos- sibly get out. " " I ' ve got my orders! If you don ' t like it, you can " At this point he interjects several surprisingly novel obcenities. " Follow me! " With this dramatic expostulation he plunges into the wilds, and the rest of the squad follows, each bearing the expression of a person who has just been ordered to sail over the Niagara Falls in a cereal bowl. As I take my first step into the black, 1 sink to my knees in slime and water, and at the same time, a branch of a thorn bush whips off of Squalid ' s rifle and catches me on a soft upperlip. Oil well, 1 figure, as the blood drips down my cliin, at least I won ' t be botliered by mosquito bites . . . they can just drink up, {continued on pa e 2 ' .i9) 234 MINNEAPOLIS-MOLINE WAR RECORD More sweat now means less blood and fewer tears for all of us. Minneapolis-Moline is proud to have its Minneapolis plant and offices and its Hopkins plant and offices receive the United States Army Ordnance Banner for Meritorious Pro- duction on army contracts. This award is also made indi- vidually to around 5,500 MM employees. We accept the challenge of this award and will go forward to greater pro- duction goals. Since the beginning of this world crisis, all the men and women of Minneapolis-Moline have dedicated their un- swerving efforts to an all-out Victory program. We are proud of the 1,150 men and women of Minneapolis-Moline who left us to serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. We are proud of our loyal MM dealers who are help- ing farmers produce Food for Freedom with limited quantities of farm machinery by keeping their machines in good repair. Even before 1938, Minneapolis-Moline was working on the conversion of a farm tractor to serve our Armed Forces. This vehicle was the first that the Armed Forces called the ' ' Jeep, " so named by Army men at Camp Rip- ley, Minn, in 1940. MM " Jeeps " are now serving on many fighting fronts. Minneapolis-Moline was one of the first 100 firms in the United States to set up a Labor-Management Committee to help increase production. Minneapolis-Moline was among the first to advertise nationally the need for getting all scrap into the big scrap and has consistently followed up this program. The United States Treasury Department reports that Minneapolis- Moline was one of the first 100 large firms whose employees regularly in- vested 10 per cent or better in War Savings Bonds and Stamps through the Payroll Deduction Plan. For this Minneapolis-Moline proudly dis- plays the Treasury " T " Minute Man Flag. MM was one of the first to tell farmers nationally of the urgency of investing every possible dollar in War Savings Bonds and Stamps. MM has contributed to the War Production Fund of the National Safety Council to help stop accidents that have killed or injured over 11,600 workmen every day since Pearl Harbor. More than a year ago, Minneapolis- Moline was awarded the Governor ' s Safety Award Pennant for a well established safety program in every plant. Minneapolis-Moline and its employees have regularly supported every worth- while cause and endeavor that helps assure final and complete victory. Minneapolis-Moline manufactures all the farm machinery and tractors allowed under Government Limitation Orders, for which materials can be obtained, and many quality products for our Armed Forces so that complete victory may be ours sooner. Minneapolis-Moline was one of the first 45 firms in the United States to be awarded the United States Maritime " M " Pennant, the Victory Fleet Flag and Maritime Labor Merit Badges for its employees by the United States Maritime Commission in recognition of Minneapolis-Moline ' s outstanding production achieve- ments in helping build victory ships. The Como plant of MM was awarded the Army-Navy " E " last summer. 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After we ' ve gone soinetliinir in tlie neijililmr- Iiood of fifty feet, Sqiialitl suddenly stops, caus- in ; nie to impale an eyeliall on the muzzle end of liis rifle, wliieh is slung over his shoulder and protruding astern like a niisplaeed jihboom. " Mr. Transome " . 1 am able to control myself, after finding that my sight is not permanently impaired, " I realize that it would be going too far to require you to send up a flare every time you drop your anchor unexpectedly, so to pre- vent any further damage to my favorite profile. I find it necessary to carry my bayonet aimed in the line of march so that it will remind you of vour folly should vou choose to back down again without notice. " Tliis idea proves to he rather effective for a while, but soon Squalid pulls another one l)y not passing the word, and 1 walk headlong into a spider web about the size of a cargo net. That might have been what it was, too, because it distinctly had the taste of tarred hemp. The weight of the indignant spider dropping on me almost biu ' kles my knees. He is about the size of a i)owling ball, and from the way he comes stomping down mv chinstrap, I figure he must want to take my tin helmet with him to maybe use as a finger bowl, after lie gets a new F.H.A. loan. A good right hook dislodges him from my chin, and I forge aliead completely wreck- ing his former domicile. Approximately one hour later, we are forced to stop for a short while, mainly to rest our wearv feet and draw a few labored lireaths, but we also figure it wouldn ' t be best to go on until we had extracted Squalid from a small patch of quicksand. By the time he is up to his earlol)cs we offer him a butt of a rifle wbicli he chitclics firmly indeed, and we haul him out. " Mr. Transom " , growls the wife, ' ' why do vou find it necessary to suddenly take off at right angles to the beaten path and dunk yourself in Carolina mud? Is it that you do not enjoy our company? " " But, sir, I thought . . . " " Think! Vl ' ho you? If it wasn ' t for Article 5-31 we would probably have gone off and left you for fossil fodder, but by a very severe shaft of Fate, 1 am responsible for you. Please do not burden your mind with any similar thouglits in the future. " " e ought to l)e at least halfway through bv now, " says I, to cliange an unpleasant subject. " How ' far do you figure we have come? " ' conliniif l on jiage 244} WlfiT li Our sincere best nislies to the Class of 1945 hiton Turbines, from the " Academy Town, " driving electric Generators, centrifugal Pumps and forced draft Fans will he found as Shipmates on many Coast Guard Cutters. D. E. Whiton Machine Co. IVciv London. Conn. Cojnpliriients of Boston Candy Kitchen CANDY LUNCHEONS , SODA Phone 9972 190 State Street New London. 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It is hereby declared to be the policy e liiited Stales to foster the development and encoiira;;.- llie maintenance of such a merchant marine. " (Public Act 835) Tomorrovf is a military secret! No hands play — no crowds ciieer — but twoscore men are setting out on one of Avar ' s most hazardous missions . . . running the U-boat gauntlet with a cargo of weapons and sup- plies. They don ' t know — or ask — their destination, schedule, or risk. Kvery tomorrow is a military secret! For tlie fact that we have a fast- growing merchant marine, we can thank a far-sighted (H)vernment. In 1936, Congress declared a muiiien- tous U. S. policy: for security in peace or war, this country must have an adequate mercliant fleet, " oivned and operated under the United States flag by citizens . . . manned tvith a trained and efficient citizen personnel. " ' Ably administered by the U. S. Maritime Commission, this Act set out to recapture for America a lead- er ' s place among maritime nations. It reawakened the art of shipbuild- ing, stimulated shipping companies. And it brought to life again the great American seafaring tradition. Today, under the War Shipping Ad- ministration, 25.000 men at a time — citizens all — are learning the ways of ships and the sea at ten crack schools for deck officers, engineers, and specialists. Our five new vessels a day must be manned by new per- sonnel — men who will go to sea with ships and know-how, wages and working conditions second to none. We at American Export Lines in- augurated our own building program before the war. Our new ships helped us introduce better service, speed and schedules to ports from Morocco to Burma, where we carried the prod- ucts of U. S. farms and factories, bringing back essential imports. When war broke, our vessels abroad rushed to load strategic materials to start vital U. S. stock-piles. Today, a bold new maritime pro- gram moves full speed ahead! 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" But I can make no more impression on him than 1 could hy mailing a pack of Luckies to Kay Kayser. " We still follow the little green needle " , he says. " Onward. " Seeing my service career about to he blighted, I spend the next hour or so contemplating a suitable fate for all the obscene little green needles that have found their way into exis- tence. But suddenly Cadet Transom goes to bat again, and this time the little green needle has no more chance than a pint of .Johnny Walker on a Catalina boat ride. Squalid, having been moved up to the position directly behind the wife to prevent further attempts at uninten- tional self-destruction, is hanging on to the wife ' s belt to keep from getting lost. So when he fails to detect a submerged log, down he goes, and as he still has fist locked in the wife ' s belt, the wife is jerked off his feet to accom- pany Squalid into the mud and water. On his wav down, he grabs for a non-existent support and parts company with the little green needle. It is sent spinning through space, and is last heard from making a very significant splash somewhere off in the darkness. The wife, upon somewhat regaining his composure, does not lose his reason entirely, but even Squalid can see he is quite emotionally upset. " Gentlemen " ' , he states, after exhausting his knowledge of profanity, " 1 find it necessary to admit that we are likely at any moment to be- come lost. First let us hunt around for the com- pass, and if we cannot find it we will have to use our lung power to attract the attention of the officer who is waiting in a jeep for us at our destination. If that doesn ' t work, we will be in for a lot of walking and yelling before the night is over. " His logic amazes me. So we get down in the swamp water on our quadrupeds and hunt around for the compass. 211 Of and On. I.ad Thirty minutes net result: no compass. So we start whooping like a hog-calling festival, hut our vocal concert receives no more attention than a cup of hot chocolate at an Elks " outing. So we walk and we holler, and we h oller and we walk, and two hours later we are still walk- ing and yelling, a little more hoarsely perhaps, but nevertheless with sufficient decibels. Soon we give up the noise making campaign and just walk. The sun is putting out its advance puljlicity notices when we arrive back at the bivouac area. The wife dismisses the squad, who stagger dazedly in search of their foxholes, and then he savs to me, ' ' Do you think I should go into the officer ' s tent and wake up the lieutenant to report our return, or do you think maybe we ought to wait until reveille? " " Son " , I look him in the eye, " if your dis- torted mind can conceive of any way in which you can enlighten the feeling of what the lieutenant already has for you liy waking him out of a snoring slumber, tlien I ' ll bike from here to the ukon in my B.V.D. ' s. Let ' s get back to our clay boudoir before you get any more brainstorms. With luck we might get an hour ' s sleep before reveille. " ' " Oh, agony " , he groans, and we set out for our foxholes. Upon arrival there, we slump into the excavations, but do not get to sleep before friend Transom pokes his nauseating features through the vegetation and says, " Sir, can you tell me what I should do with this? " itb that, he pokes his arm through the underbrush toward us, and in his grasp is a copperhead tiiat looks at least half as long as the Atlantic Cable. It seemed to be giving a good indication that it didn ' t desire Squalid ' s presence any more than we did. " Whatta helluva neighborhood! " howls the wife. " " Take it to lied with you or give it to tlie cook for morning chow, but if you don ' t keep out of my sight for the next twenty-four liom-s, I ' ll take my bayonet and whittle you down ' till you look like its twin brother! " " But, sir, I thought . . . " " That ' s where you made your mistake. Get outa my sight! " ' The reptiles vanished. And then, far off, from tlie general direction of the officer ' s tent came the crv " Reveille! " LIGHTHOUSE INN PRIVATE IlKACH • ATTRACTIVE ROOMS EXCELLENT FOOD BEAUTIFUL GARDENS • One of Connccticul ' s Oiilstancling Intis The Coast Guard Stands for SERVICE Throiiiihout the World But STARR BROS., INC. Stands for SERVICE Throughout NEW LONDON and VICINITY MALLOVE ' S INC, Jenelers and Opticians Expert Jewelry and Vi atch Repairs 74 State Street New Lo.ndon 245 WESTERN PIPE STEEL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA Shipbuilders and Steel Fabricators SHIPYARDS: San Pedro Soiitli San Francisco PLANTS: Los Angeles South San Francisco Fresno Taft Pliocriix. 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This guy Gilliek what wrote that poetry on a note which the guard just slij)|)ed in to me thru the bars along with a jug of water and a hunk of brown bread (which looks somewhat like somebody was greasing a liearing with it) is the guy which should be sitting on tliis hard l)are mattress instead of me. But no. 1 am being martyred just like Daniel in tlic lion ' s den. Let me tell you my story just like it happened and maybe you ' ll go see the Exec and tell him I ain ' t to blame for all the ventilation in the south wing of the academic I)uilding and the liospitalization of Mr. Ram- daly, the Juice lab. instructor. As per usual, me Gilliek was standing around the Juice lab. waiting for Hot Shots Overlioltz and Jellicoffer to get hot on the ex- periment for the afternoon. In fact, I guess we was pretty well doped off at the time, it being right after noon chow which has l)een hash croakettes and red lead. Me Gilliek, liaving less brains put together than one of the Quiz Kids, had found by experience that in union there is strength so we was just getting up some strength when Jellicoffer snaps to in front of us waving his finger wildly under my nose like during morning exercise only lots faster. " Take it easy. Jelly " , I remonstrates. " Or you are liable to get a run in your stocking. What is eating you besides G.I. soap? " " Listen, you two decrepit specimens " , shouts Jelly, getting so hot under the collar that he would have melted the starch except that he ain ' t wearing a collar, it being Thursday. " The next time you sliock me in the seat of my pants when I ' m Ijcnding over making a connection, what I will do to the pair of you will make the rape of Nanking look like a strawberry social! " The gorge rose on the back of my neck like Rin-Tin-Tin when he sees a dog biscuit and I was all set to get raving mad except that Jiy the time I could say anything. Jelly had gone back to his set-up and jjlotted two curves. Gilliek didn ' t say nothing, in fact be was still as doped- off as ever — he must have been thinking a])out the time wlicn somebody on the third deck flipped a burning snipe down Jelly ' s jumper SPENCER STUDIO Photographs Amateur Finishing and Supplies Telephone 8652 325 State Street New Loivdon when he was nujkiug guard mount. But not nu . I was wounded to tin- (piick by Jelly ' s unfair accusation. " Gilliek " , I says, removing his foot from off top mine while 1 steadied him witli the otlier hand (Gilliek having a liabit of standing on one foot while do]»ed-ofT), " Gilliek, my pride has been punctured, my honor liesmirched and my ego challenged. Are we going to let that little fugitive from a liandhook get away with that? " Gilliek waited until I had restored him to static ecpiilibrium before he answered. I ex- pected his reply to I)e one fraught with righteous indignation, but instead he makes like a dia- phone: " B.O. (grunt), rasps Gilliek. l)cing a stickler for details. Gilliek not being insulted sets me to thinking maybe I had iieen a little hasty in my temper so I cools off a bit. " What 1 can ' t figure out. Gilliek " , 1 says con- fidentially like a black market meat salesman, " is how Overlioltz and Jellicoffer always got so much energy and you and me ain ' t got any. It ain ' t conimunistical, that ' s what it ain ' t. " (contiinietl on page 257) 254 J nfjir ' ' ' A ' f i «- i-rt - ! ' ' ; Just as Coast Guard Cutters are protecting our Home Front ... so Briggs Clarlfiers are protecting the engines by maintaining their oil properly. The clari- fiers contain patented Fuller ' s Earth Block refills which remove all engine-corroding acids and sludge-forming gums and resins. This keeps the oil " refinery pure " at all times and offers complete protection against common causes of engine trouble. h iW Hundreds of Coast Guard Cutters are today equipped with Briggs Oil Clarifiers. Even as far back as 1938, when they were first installed on Cutters, their performance warranted the Coast Guard ac- cepting them as preferred filtering equipment. Now Briggs Clarifiers are doing a top-quality maintenance [ob by reducing engine wear and eliminating un- necessary engine breakdowns. BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS 255 HERFF-JONES CO INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Official Jewelers to the Classes of 1943, 4, 5, 6 EASTERN DIVISION — 40 CLINTON ST., NEWARK. N. J. John S. Stephens, District Manager 256 Me and iiilUck A look of cunning steals over Gillick ' s face which is unusual on account of the only time he ' s cunning at all is when he ' s huilding a wall of smashed potatoes arounds the edge of his plate so ' s he can dam up gravy and have gravy hread without outraging the senior cadets pres- ent. So I am standing hy for almost anything when he whispers back: " Those two eggs eat lamh and also spinach soup every time we have it. You don ' t suppose they ' re getting some vitamins we ' re not on ac- count of us boycotting those two dishes? " " Gillick " . I answers back, sharp-like, " that mutton has been in cold storage so long that it ' s got chilblains and goosc-pimples. And if I gotta eat that sand and weed solution, I ain ' t never going to be very energetic. " ' Seeing how dead serious I am, Gillick secured on that line of reasoning quick. So we just stand there dopcd-off some more debating whether to shock our ])al Boltzie in the transom with the megger when all of a sudden, the two o ' clock l)ell wakes us from our trance. Seeing as how we only had two hours to get some data, I began to do some thinking, knowing that that didn ' t come under (Tillick ' s talents. Suddenly a idea strikes me full amidships and I nearly fall off the one foot I am standing on on account of, being superstitious, I believe tliat ideas, like lightning, don ' t strike in the same place twice. I bad al- ready bad one idea that morning whicli didn ' t work out so hot when tlie Commissioned O.D. had found me trying to catch up with the sand- man on a blanket luider my sack. The idea is so revolutionary that I try it out on Gillick cau- tiously. " Gillick " , I says, " I wonder how it would feel to do this experiment all by ourselves. I bet it would be thrilling to stand clear and look at that data sheet and say ' This is our own handi- work ' " . Gillick looks shocked like when some prof accuses him of not reading a lesson and I can see that the idea isn ' t going over so big. Gillick always maintains that he ain ' t lazy, but just tired; and from the look on his face he ' s tired- er ' n he ' s been for a long time. " Yes " , re retorts dryly, " it would probably be about as thrilling as diving off the cupola of Chase Hall onto your skull, but I ain ' t hanker- ing for any thrills right now. " " But Gillick, " I reply, sticking to my guns like pudding to a spoon, " we been insulted by ' contiiiiicil on page 261) Complimpnts of THE STAR DAIRY COMPANY Pttsleiirized MILK, CREAM, and ICE CREAM Telephone 6473 13-15 Connecticut Ave. New London, Conn. TUR] ER ' S FLOWER ISHOP Specializing in Corsages Choice assortment of cut flowers in season. Continuous business in city 25 years. Member F.T.D. Association Floivcrs wired anywhere S. KATZ ISnval and Civilian CUSTOM TAILOR Telephone 2-1335 66 Bank Street New London, Conn. 257 Photograph taken af Sperry Gyro-Compass School The United Nations go to school THE OWNERS of those hats are learn- ing about the Sperry Gyro-Compass the practical way. These representa- tives of the United Nations are seeing it in action in the Sperry Gyro-Compass School. Many of the men who own those hats will be on convoy duty soon. They al- ready know the risks of submarine war- fare and surface contact. They know that lighthouses are dark these perilous nights, that radio beacons are silent, lightships are gone, weather reports no longer available, and even the use of radio communications rigidly limited. And they know they may sail irt pre- fabricated hulls built under conditions involving immense variation in resid- ual magnetism. Their cargoes may be highly magnetic and their ships almost certain to be equipped with degaussing apparatus to render ineffective the sen- sitive magnetic mines that lurk in their path. These factors spell the need of at- taining absolute precision in navigation and call for navigation equipment that is impervious to profound and diverse magnetic influences. That is why these sea-going men are learning about the Sperry Gyro-Com- pass and why it is more essential than ever in war time. In the course of their study, they learn too that the substitu- tion of electronic circuits for roller contacts in the follow-up system of the new compass assures even greater re- liability with less care and maintenance than before. When these men pick up their hats for the last time in the Sperry Gyro- Compass School and board their ships, it will be with full knowledge of and confidence in the Sperry Gyro-Com- pass. The Sperry electronic Gyro-Compass is sometimes called the Sperry Gyrotronic (registered trade-mark) Compass. SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY, INC. Brooklyn, New York Division of the Sperry Corporation 258 Now employed 100% for Uncle Sam. we look forward to peaceful days to come when we may again serve our old clients and, we hope, many new ones. MARINE BASIN COMPANY YACHT YARD Foot of 26th Avenue Gravesend Bay BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 259 Two J, Tough Vrivers in fight against U-boats... Why Motiel shafts are used on Coast Guard Patrol Boats Fast racers and rough riding work boats have long relied upon Monel shafts. Coast Guard Patrol Boats depend on speed a)id stamina. Hence their need for shafts of Monel. For other vital parts of CGC ' s, this strong, corrosion-resistant metal is also specified. Couplings, strut bolts, mani- folds, radio antenna and parts of listening devices and depth bombs are all made of " Seagoin ' Monel. " In these and scores of other places on hundreds of fighting sea craft, Monel is helping defeat the Axis. When Z» job is done, Monel will again be available for you. THE INTERNATIONAL NICKEL COMPANY, INC. 67 Wall Street New York, N. Y. 260 Me and tHllieh jcUicoffer ami luifTeted up trees by the acatleiiiif hoard long enough. Let ' s show all of them we ain ' t only half as dunil) as they make us out to be. " I could see Gillick getting ready to rush in where angels fear to tread against his better judgment so I jumped into the breach like a reserve in the canteen, furnishing my pal with a example like the book on naval leadership says. " C ' mon, Gillick, right over here ' s the engine which we arc to work over this afternoon. Let ' s get hot! " Well, the only time I have ever seen my pal liot was the time when he dragged to a informal dance a gal with Saint Vitus ' dance and 1 knew I would have to overcome the inertia in his soul if we were to get squared away. So I grabbed up the instruction sheet rashly and gazed lilankly at the circuit diagram wliich looked like a field of tall Iowa corn after a hailstorm. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Gillick get- ting interested in a suspicious sort of way some- thing like the first classman I know who always herded the " La Cucurachas " out of his apple pie by whistling ' ' Mana Inez " before he would dare eat it. So I smile like I am enjoying the whole business. " Sure, this is a snap, Gillick. You only got to go around the circuit and put what it says where it says and if you wind up where you started from without anything left over, you got to be right. " Well, according to the title of the experiment, we was supposed to be finding the STRAY P0 ER LOSSES OF A D.C. MOTOR except that the nearest word to shunt which I knew was punt — like when you ' re backed up to your own goal posts. So I secured on the title and concentrated on the diagram. " Look, it says to put the voltmeter in parallel with the armature, " I offers hopefully and regrets it right away on account of Gillick come right back at me snappy like and says: " hat does in parallel mean? " ' TS ell, having been forced into staying awake in a couple of more classes than Gillick on ac- count of a boil in a pretty ticklish spot, I had a vague idea what was meant but I make the mistake of trying to explain it to Gillick. " You stand in front of me and hold my hand. Now we ' re in series. Now if you stand beside me and hold my hand, we ' re in parellel . . . like that . . . ! " {rotitiniwfl tni «igc 262) THE UNION BANK TRUST COMPANY OF NEW LONDON 61 State Stueet Cherkinf ' Accounts Connfictiriit ' s Oldest Bank THAMES SHIPYARD INCORPORATED • Repairers of All Types of VESSELS Three Railway Drydocks Capacity Up to 2500 Tons • Laurence A. Chappell President Frank H. Chappell Treasurer " Facilitirs to Serve the Largest — The n ill to Serve the Smallest New London, Conn. 261 TUBE CLEAI ERS Mauiifricliircrs of Tube Cleaning Equipment Air — Steam — ater and Electrically Driven THOMAS C. WILSON, Inc. 21-11 4 Itii Aveme Long Island City, N. Y. A. F. PEASLEE, Inc. Builders Hartford, Conn. BUILDEKS OF THE NEW RESERVE CADET BARRACKS AT NEW LONDON 3fe and fiillifle Well, we never did get figured out what our being in parallel had to do with it. or just what part my feet still being a trifle wet from the last time we bunted for the Red Army all over eastern Connecticut played either. Anyhow, the minute I grab Gillick ' s hand in |)arallel, he jumps like there maybe was a turtle in his girdle and 1 feel like 1 am in a Iron Maiden full of livpodermic needles while my fingertips are sending out Morse code a mile a minute. I guess maybe Gillick shouldn ' t have leaned aga inst that switcli on the control post. Anyhow, the net result was that Gillick Irish whij)s me down over the motor and my feet in generating a parabola set gravity to work on a tachometer which is unfortunately setting on top of the motor. Me and the tachometer wind up on the deck tlie only difference being that it didn ' t Slav in one piece like 1 did but resolved itself noisily into a goodly niind)er of replace- ments for a cheap alarm clock. From where Fm sprawled, I can see a pair of brown trou ter- minated by a pair of brown shoes which strictly ain ' t uniform for a cadet. As I follow the trou up with my eyes I manage a weak grin like Pluto the Pup when he ' s playing it cagey, and who do I see but Mr. Ramdaly, the head lab instructor. I can tell by the way his nostrils are flared out like Elsie the Borden Cow that he ' s not happy — neither, as a matter of fact, am I. Gillick has slunk away someplace to nurse his burn and I am left to pay the fiddler, and this particular fiddler loves to play while the cadet burns! But to my surprise he just directs me to be a little more careful and walks away, his not seeing the busted tachometer being due to the fact that most of it is under my double chin. Well, sir, Gillick me scrape up the tacho- meter from off the deck and my ])al dumps the pieces in his pocket so ' s nobody ' ll see them on account of we was ])oth on second conduct for the next month already. Then we get hot on the circuit. e finally throw together a rig of wire and instruments wliich resembles spaglielli and meat balls and get Mr. Klotch to check the circuit for us. He has a pretty tough time in a cou])le of places and me Gillick have to un- tangle him once when he crawls into a maze of wire, like a wire-cutter on patrol in No Man ' s Land, to find out how come we ' re using a meg- ger for a resistance. He is grinning all the time like a officer in the reception line at a formal dance, and being a good joe, he finally gives us (rontintied on pngv 26t) 262 The First Essential For Every Day Training • The meal that inrliules MILK is the meal that takes you somewhere. Its a health haliit that is not only good for your training days hut for all the " heavy duty " days in the years to eonie. And the finest milk is supplied to the Cadets at the Aeadeiny hy ] EW LO] DO] f MOHEGAN DAIRIES PASTEURIZED MILK and CREAM Phone 9027 GR DfA M LK 263 The NICHOLS and HARRIS CO. Pharmacists A Century of Reliable Service 119 State St. New London. Conn. Lwigage for Discriiiiinatin People KAPLA]¥ ' S LUGGAGE SHOP and Travel Bureau Neif London ' s Most Popular Gift Store • Everything in Leather • 123 State St. New London, Conn. SAVARD BROS., Inc. The Store of Style and Quality 134 State Street .Vfe and fHllirk the go-ahead sign, after removing himself a resjiectahle distanre which maneuver I didn ' t smarten up to until just now. ell. Gillick throws the switch home and we hotli wait like the gun crew on a battleship for something to hapj)en. S hich it doesn ' t! The motor gives a grunt like a first classman when he hears reveille and then goes back to sleep just like the same first classman. " We got too much resistance. Gillick. Maybe if vou wouldn ' t use that rheostat for a seat and moved that little gadget on top. something might happen. " I criticize ho])efully. So Gillick slides that little gadget the whole way to one end of the bar and this time the motor starts moving like a new swab answering a swab call. In fact it was whining like a air raid siren when sudden-like, a lirown-clad arm rudely knocks me from off tlie starting box where I am sitting and stops the motor. It was Mr. Goodock. " Remember, gentlemen. " he says acid-like and sarcastic. " Eg = KON. " And before I can get on my feet he is gone. And what he said was just about as helpful to us as telling a dead parachutist that g 32 ft sec- sec. It just didn ' t sink in. But by very crafty reasoning, I figure that if we push that little gadget to the center, maybe we will get some results. hich we did. Gillick pulls the switch again and this time the old motor purrs like a cat stealing cream. I am excited all over like Little Annie Rooney only I don ' t shout " Glory-osky ' " on account of I don ' t want to lie classified as a alien and sent to any relocation camp. " hat time is it, Gillick? Do we have time to polish this off? " Gillick takes a squint at the electric clock we have hooked up in series with the armature and says the hour hand is spinning too fast for him to tell. So we go on. About this time, Gillick goes to sit down on a convenient voltmeter when the needle from the tachometer gives him a injection and he yells and throws his feet up in the air like a clieerleader. That ' s why I ' m sitting here in this brig and here ' s why: In his first violent reaction, my pal ' s foot hit the rheostat and knocked it in under the motor. The motor starts screaming like a windjammer sailor with his tbiiml) in the downhaul l)ight and vibrating like a dish of jello on a washing ma- chine. And just as Mr. Ramdaly who is stooping over right in front of the motor hears tliat warn- ing scream, the old motor rears back like a (conlintictl on page 266) 264 C eiit ' taclcts Ic In Ctni ed = tati . .and =4-nctaTt C tt a I II AVIATION SPARK PLUGS THE B. G. CORPORATION 136 WEST 52nci STREET, NEW YORK 265 Me and Gilliek Whe Savings Bank of IVew London disappearing gun and spits her armature out at him heading on a collision course for his ex- posed rear. I will say one thing for Mr. Ramdaly — he can run like a deer because seeing as how he only had a two-foot start on the armature 63 Mux Street Neav London, Conn. he got thru every opposing wall first. A cool breeze is blowing thru the generous gaps left in the wall by the pursued instructor by the • time anybody comes to his sen ses. Then Klot- chie and Goodie take off after Mr. Ramdaly A Mutual Savings Bank thru the holes only I still don ' t see what Kesoiirccs over $39,000,000.00 Klotchie wanted with the megger he had wrapped around his left foot. Allotments received for accounts of servicemen The upshot of this extemporaneous target practice was that Gillick the guilty escaped by crawling out under the rublier mat making like a l)ump in the deck while I get marched off to durance vile just as Klotchie and Goodock are peeling Ramdaly from off the brick fence which he couldn ' t penetrate on account of he was probably pretty tired after that sprint. All I Compliments of can say is that it ' s probably a good thing that armature had plenty of drift! PERRY STONE, Inc. Now I guess you see why I ' m a martyr. And if you do, go to see the Exec, ask him how long a guy has gotta serve in Portsmouth before he Jeivelers can apply for a pardon! 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