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

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XMitiDaHeKMje. ' .mtiK ' SsnTtimiBrr ' T ' fi.trtr yngr t h « " , ' xvL I ;i- - i! ,6 rccr 1 v r- FJ III II f wR? ' i nteJ w « :4H HV ' j K ■ laMW ' jI B H Bii iT I r TIDE RIPS 4 1 JB coisT mu mnm New London, (onncrlirut To LIEUTENANT COMMANDER H. K. McCLERNON (RET.) Who, 1(V Iiis risr llinni li llic i;iiik . Ii;i- laii lit us llic xaliic of .iiiiliilioii ; wlio, l)y his rfiiiK rnilc. luis laii lil us llic valur ol lia|i|iiM( s: and «lu), liy liis devo- tion to the Corps, has laupht us llie valuo of friondsliip; we sincerely and hunildy dedicate this liook. NON-I! l i;i) MAN CHIEF PETTY OFFICER W ARRANT OFFICER . " -y COMMISSIONED OFFICER - V ' i) ' ' u ' j • „■ f ' ff ' g »■?■( J r l-«5ii MWi iliilliMiiii HARRY S. TRIM 11 Ca4n4na icLe -in- Qlti r-- " -i FRED M. VINSON Secrolai) of llio I rt ' aj ury J ADMIRAL 1{. K. WAESCHE (RET.) I ' ortiicr (ioiiiiiiaii(l;iiit. I . S. (iousl ( iiard ADMIRAL J. F. FARLEY Coininanilant, U. S. Coast Guard m I . REAR ADMIRAL JAMES PINE Superintendent w ' w ' CAPTAIN L. B. 01 -SEN Execulisi- Ofiiicr m CAPTAIN. W. n. PKALL Maiiilenance OfTiciT COMMANDER H. S. SHARP Coniiiiandant of Cadets 1 4 II CAPTAIN E. B. HARP Academy Chaplain " w ' MEDICAT, DTRECTOR AV. H. CORDON. IISPHS Chief Medical Ofli.er " i? ADVISORY BOARD PROF. G. E. RUSSELL Massachusetts Institute of Technology DEAN J. W. BARKER Cohniibia PROF. H. L. SEWARD Yale — Chairman CONTENTS PRA-A-A-ISE ALLAH! HOW MUCH TIME? For 1(1 ill! Three minutes sixty seconds to go. Sir! II U IT ' S THE GOOD UORD? Beat Army, Sir! WHERE AWAY? Fur. far iivny. Sir! WHO ARE )Ol DRAGGING? None of your business Sir! WHAT ARE )0U FAMOUS FOR? (Censored) w w w w T O record the gay with the Ititter; to glorify both the battalion com- mander and the anchor man: to recall Saturday evening gayety and Monda) inorning crannning; to pr ' er e tlie (• M•riell(•e of a few liun- dred young American boys embarking upon a nolile career: these con- stitute the purpose of thi volume and the basis for the hundde efforts of its editors. PRl-M-lSE i ' l M Academics . . . Momlay nutininj; and he gives lis a Mech quiz . . . Fiiilfiing lal) reports . . . Sir, we liave (hill today . . . Tlie crasli of the slipstick as il liits tlie deck . . . Look what some son of a 111! did to rn iliawing . . . Eraser fights before class . . . Stuncone give me the word on this stuff, quick ... If vou iiuihiply hy tlie cuhe root of seven . . . There he goes u iir calculus again A slip slick is an nmuzinii thing n My best bottle oj ink! -1f • V Tlic horrible nights Iteforo exams and rc-exanis . . . Sir. the liell.« areii " t ringiii " today . . . Tlie shij her . . . Ten nav hooks [rer class . . . PROF. A. A. LAWRENCE, Genenil sl,i lies Sdtttrtlfiy itjrrrnntm stiifly cltih LIEUT. G. N. BURON, Liiifiuisiics A Eyes in the boat, Mister! Bogey beiiriiig two eight five i « l;i inlere liit niiy lu speiitl an njternoon Tile liilc iiians quiz, few and far be- Iwot ' ii . . . Doesn ' t the friction vector go the other way, Sir? . . . That was a niirtliless laugh, gentlemen . . . CAPT. (E) G. R. O ' CONNOR rf . f %f%- COMDR. . P. II AWLEV. A ' oii« ; i ;i ' ■ " 1 r jr I I 9 :| ' 4 - J 3L % Jk « Ki. ' y 3 i ' ii If onder nhnl ' ll hiippen ion Spunky excelx nt everythiiip JM. ' — t " V ? R li= ;)t;jf i ■ ;,;ii .i l ' M -.•k== ti T ' i ' ctiusp of niiinv n misernh} ' pvpuin- t- - .-- - . ii w El Eco, translated vcrliatiiii . . . The licait-slKi|)r(l cam is really very simple . . . Now tiie lawr in Canadcr is sli{;litly ililTc K lit . . . Good luck, gentlemen . . . Mr IUi-l ; Hull li;lii,, CAPT. C. M. PIIANEMILLER, Engineering Uehind tliis doo It ' s fill so easy Tlie COMDR. E. C. THOMPSON I av(il Architecture COMDR. E. A. CASCIM. duinery i % ■ ' ' - HOW lltH ■ ■ Shdixf (Hit (trie man llo.Mt JiioLOHTS From Aukom) . . . ()li, to l)e in New Jersey, now tliat Fall is liere. Squalid P. Transom, savant exlraonlinaiy. llic man voted most likely to succeed l»y my jiiaduating; class hack in East Orange. What am I doing now? hat is my (daim to fame now, six whole months after 1 ventured out into the cruel world for the first time? I am a swah. So help me, Jehovah, a swah. hat is a swah? Well, hefore I entered this institution and my entire kn owledge of sea- fining lifi ' came from movies and hooks. 1 ihoiif ht il was a lliiii;: that seaman swung on topside lo clean the decks. Now. at this late date, 1 finil llial it ' s sometiiiug an uppei ' classuuin swings arounil to (lean his deck, al least figura- ti ely so. For those who arenl in the know, a swah is a lOiirlli dassnuin al llie I niled Slates (]oast (iiiar l Academv. In four ( ll more long, tedious year.s he will hecome an officer in the I nitcd States Coast Guard. As a niendiei- of the afore- mentioned fourth class I not to he confused with the fourth estate) may I take this op|)ortunity to state that any resenihlance helwcen us and officers is ptu ' ely coincidental. I. el me ;:i e )uii an insii;ht on one of n Ivpiial da s. I gi ' l ii[ in the nuirniiig. That ' s all liglil. Some of my hest friends get up in the morning. Here, one gets up at reveille. That ' s all right, some of my worst enemies get up at reveille. get up a half hour before reveille. Why? Am I an eager beaver who likes to run around the lake in Central Park hefore breakfast? No! I go around and close all the windows. ho left the windows open? Do they like fresh air? No. ou should hear them complain when formation is outside. Thev just leave their windows open so that 1 have lo gi ' l up a halfdioiir before reveille and (dose ihe darned things. Heveille. " .S Nabs out. [ rilles. " What docs this nu-an? This is a jund)le of words garliled bv an upper( lassmaii I of course) meaning that 1 should " rab a S|irin " lield WA rifle and do a little physical drill willi il. Is it good for me? Of course iiol. ju-l look al ibe bad shape I ' m in. Is it punislnnent for something done wrong? No; to be perfectly frank we ' re too tired to do anything wrong. by are we doing it? (Up and shoulders, gentlemen. Let ' s put a lillle more sna|) into il.t We ' re doing il because they ' ve always done il. Il leaches the class lo heave around lo " :etlier. I ' rankK. I don ' t get it. " Tliat will lie all lOr lliis iiioMiiii . riillc- iiien. " There goo llial liii;:lr call. Koi-inalioii for rowing. How (In I (li( ' .- loi ' llli (Ifliaclc. cim- sidering that I lia )- oiil Iweiilv ht ' coiiiU In lit- three huiidrfd yards away, and here 1 am in mi skivvies? Tliat ' s simple. ' I ' Ik-n just tell yon llial a Swali always lias time. lio are tliev? (iiiess. That ' s right. ell. here we go lowing. li am I going row- ing? W ill 1 he assigned lo a surf slalion ' Donl 1 helie e in llu future of the Diesel engine? o. thats not the answer. Ini going lowing heeaiise everyone in this oiittit since llo|dc catoii has gone rowing in the morning. " Lay in the boat. " " Out oars.- ' " Standhy to give way. " " Give way, together. " hy is the man ahead of me feathering his blade through the water? hv am 1 grimacing as though I were nu)ving the boat under my own power alone? It ' s because the Swal)s arc the only ones ])utting their hacks into it. Sonic day we are going to mutiny and see if they can |)iill the boat back to its slip. I sincerely doidit thai they can do it. even with the incenti e of | iittiiig us on the rej)orl when we gel there. .N- One niiniilv fill umtnl mount I.iuindrs in ronm lIKi Chow. If there is one tiling J like. it " s food. Eggs, sunny side up; pancakes, golden brown, coffee, hot and aromatic. Scats. Wliat ' s this 1 sec before me? Figs, grits and toast. I don ' t get it. 1 lioneslly don ' t. Wonder if we can appeal to UINRRA for aid to the sick and starving. After all I ' m a growing boy. Let ' s sec. put the serving sj)oons in all the plate : pour the coilee; pass all the extra deserts to I be bead of ibe table (figs, lei tbcm have tlic dirl olil figs I ; and — " Good morning, ,Mr. Tool, Sir. (iood morning, Mr. Sack, Sir. Good — . " Tlial ' s over with: now to cat. But no. Ir. Tool, ui)pcrclassman, wants to know all ajjout the sex life of an Australian anteater. Docs Mr. Tool intend to go to Australia some ilay? Has Mr. Tool a burning desire to be a zoologist? Mo. W by does Mr. Tool, pray tell, want to know all about the sex life of an Aus- tralian anteater? Because Mr. Sack wants Mr. Tool to ask me a question. Mr. Sack, you see, is a first classman, whereas Mr. Tool is only a second classman. This puts Mr. Tool in the famous position of Pierre. Now, why does Mr. Tool want Mr. Sack to ask Swabs cpicstions? Mr. Sack really doesn ' t know. ben be was a Swal(. ui perclassmen asked him questions. For generations, upperclassmcn have been asking Swabs questions. It must be a good thing. Back in the barracks. I ' m bucket orderly. Strangely enough this phase of my activities makes sense. Everybody has a waste pajjcr bucket in bis room. Everybody, or at least al- most everybody, throws stuff in the bucket. The trash room, where the buckets are emptied, is in the iiilgcs. To obviate the need for an occu- pant of each room taking bis room ' s bucket to the tra.-b room and emptying it. one man from each wing empties the buckets from the entire wing. I am firmly convinced ibal ilu ' powers that be will someday realize llial ibis does make sense, and change llie enlire s slem of orderlies. Inspection. This is a killer. Everyday I wash myself, brush my teetii. comb my luiir, clean roy fingernails, and search in vain for some stray sj)rouling hairs to shave. My slio«-s sparkle like a new l -niinleil penny, ly luiiform is changed every time it e en looks like its going to wrinkle. So every day ( lw -nly- ' ighl. Iwenly-ninc. thirty, or thirty-one as the ase nia ltd an u])pcr- classman comes arouml and looks al you, hop- ing desperateh ibal | irbap a Imllnii may have fallen olf when riuuiiiig lo furrualioii or perha] s vour shoes were scuffed in the rush. An even greater holocaust, incidentally, is the Saturday morning inspection. I have been given to understand that even the upperclass- mcn have been annoyed by this menace. This latter 1 refuse to believe, but I mention it in passing. An ungodly device called the Johnson bar, something closely allied with the holystone, is wielded over the deck in an attempt to make it shine. But, you say, the decks in the upper- class rooms shine. Yes, but they use electric waxers. W by don ' t Swabs use electric waxers? Do they gain muscles or valuable experience by throwing the confounded thing around? Once again tlie answer is: No. They reason thus: from time immemorial upperclassmen have used waxers and Swabs have used Johnson bars. So be it. There sees to be a fallacy in their argu- ment, in that electric waxers haven ' t been on the market since time immemorial, and neither have the Johnson bars for that matter. This argument, however, they ignore. Evening. Ten minutes till taps, in fact. SVt ABS (HT. Just how an upperclassman would fill the void in his life if be weren ' t allowed to say that, I really don ' t know. Praise Allah, gentlemen. For the uninitiated, this means getting down on one ' s knees in front of a book, raising one ' s hands skyward, and moving the body from the trunk up forward and down- ward. At the same time one yells, " Praise Allah for heat " or " For rain " or " For AC " , as the case may be. There has never been a case on record, so far as I have been able to ascertain, in wbicli this pleading has done any good. In the first place, the Swabs don ' t care even a wee bit if ibe uj)per(lassmen flunk their seamo finals, in fact it would fill their little hearts with joy. In the second place, the plea probably goes un- answered because it is not given I)y the ])erson who wants his wishes granted. by don ' t the upperclassmen get down and praise Allah them- selves? Is it because they don ' t believe in the whole thing; because they consider it a colossal fraud? No, they are niueb too gullible for that. Why, prithee, don ' t they ask for themselves? The answer is beginning to become obvious. Turn lo j)age 16 of this text. bom do you see there? Swabs. Conclusion: Swabs always praise Allah. Lets do forty-nine i)usb-ups, gentlemen. One should always be able to do as many ])usli-ups as the class he is in. The question which immedi- ately arises in my mind is whether the class of H) were Superiuen or Charles Aliases (before.) Hulls, muzzles, hulls, tlonn Uniform drill. Zero point three seconds in which to change from the uniform of the day into peacoats worn around hips, leggings, white gloves, empty laundry bags, and white shoes (worn backwards). Here again a slight amount of reason sneaks into the picture. It ' s a good thing to be able to change fast when returning from class and there ' s two minutes to go to make drill formation. The poser is, of course: Why all the confusion going to drill? W hy not give us a few extra minutes to change then? I don ' t know. Noliodv knows. How much time? :%, j Supar rrpnrls w Bogiicki ' s s ds ii ' ii; ii iriin l pixTclassiiicii al%va !i want to know liow nnich tiiiii ' fill tlic ui ' xt formation, till taps, till nt-xt leave. The r- ali lor onif unknown reason arc Mi|t| o f(l Ik know. (■ ilont liave any better watclir- lliaii llifv do. W C ilon " t liave any inside ini ' or Illation iroin the Naval Observatory. They just want to know liow iiiucli time. Perhaps tliey don ' t Ixdicvc thai we know how to tell time. Per- haps there is a psychological reason behind it all. They fei l their lives sli])])ini; from under them; they hear the seconds of eternity ticking irresistably on. Of course, the answer is probably tradition. hen the Academy was first founded, at the very first class the instructor, having for- gotten his watch, asked an upperclassnian how much time remained until the class should come to an end. The u|)perclassnian. much befuddled, since he too had no watch, turned to the man beside him. As luck would have it. the man was a swab. ( hat tliey were doing in the same class, or why there were different classes when the school started, I dcm ' t know. I don ' t believe the story anyway.) Taps. And so to bed. K- v;. Simon Legree at work ] I ' J. B. HAN KS. hiittiilion vxrviilivo officer B. C. Ji) ' 0 . i ltms and Inihiini: officer I. I,. HICiri ' . htitl ' illdii iidiiildiit w ff WALTER OWKN HtMn . I!(iii„li„i, (iniuuiinilr Charlie t ' oi i «i«v pns.ses in review " " ' rlnl,u,i, Irailri-: KKI. ' -EV B »I.I)1 (;. I ' AKKHl RST Kill .IK. ai.ehr (:h. I sl . G. RRI80i . BAKER. RAES C„ini„my comnuiiKlrrs: Mil 1. 1. 11. IJAIE.-. THO.MPSON, HIGH Comixmyrxrrnlitf officer.-:: HOW. HI MBERT. HARMAN, R. W. JOHNSON h liA All is nol [)L ' aili ' s and ciciiiii at llie (]oasl Guard Acadciiiy. Twict- a wrt-k. Inirrinn; acts of God, (he Cadets (God Mess " eiiO inareli their fool heads o(T to the strains of ' " Seiniter Paralus " . The weather is always ])erfect. Oh, what jolly fun to .-hisli alxiut in water up l one ' s ankles. hat utter jo to finasii one " leclh lojjether in three-iiuarler lime as tiw thcriuouieter a|i- proaeiies ali (ihile zero. hal in( ' ()iu|iarahle ecstasy to uu-ll away in liie June sun. The soundinfi of drill call evokes a myriad of ( ' motions : The I)attalion commander-: " " Thursday niorn- inii. Another day in which to excel. " The hattalion exec: " I certainly hope the BC doesn ' t get sick. Suppose I had to march those hahoons around. " The company commanders: ' " Think 111 hounce everyone with cowhoy drill lielts today. That iTiij;ht relieve the monotony of the morn- in i. " The PPO ' s: " " Hope the platoon leader opens his mouth today so we can hear what ' s going on way hack here. I should have had this platoon anyhow. " The squad leaders: " Another year, another rifle. " The ass istant squad leaders: " My stripe will he just as wide as his wdicn we graduate. " The rank and file: " I didn ' t raise my hoy to he a soldier ... " The oveiall picture is rather confusing. The hattalion dresses on a series of markers which are never in the same place on two consecutive drill periods. Sometimes I am led to helieve that some especially canny canine steals them and huries them vith his collection of assorted hones. The net elTect has heen at times that of a poorly assembled jigsaw puzzle. The snhject of leggings and gloves is dear to the hearts of every cadet on third conduct he- cause he was untidy in dress. One is constantly reminded that e (M■ motion of the hand is im- mediately noticeahle when one is wearing white f;lo ' . es. W hy not. then, wear hlne or green gloves, or a ' omhination ol IphiIi ' : ' The acoustics on the drill field are jioor. I haven ' t the slightest idea how they could he improved, hut the fact remains that every time a platoon leader yells, " By the ri hl dank " ' some poor unf ntunale individual do ' s an ahoul face. This sort of ihinj: ha.- led to nuu ' h had feeling hetween platoon headers and nun who saniler off in diverse directions. Il lia liccn -Uf;;:c t( d llial u a Ik lr-l,i Ik ie sets h " used hy the platoon leader ami the I ' I ' O. so that the latter could lepeat command- to the rear end of the squad, lliu picventing llic piti- ful sight of half a platoon wandering aimlessly around Norwich long after conipanies lia e heen dismisse l. The swoid pr(( ed itself during tlii- ia-l war as a weapon with which lo ' onuuil suicide. This deduction has heen home out hy ex|)erience on the drill field. Nicked ears, slashed noses, and gaping holes in hats testify lo the C()nsi ' (|uences of a too-snappy sword manual. Spring brings jjoison ivy and cadets to the New England scene. This sacrifice of the skin we love to touch is no longer included in the cur- riculum, but two years of scratching and paint- ing with caliniine lotion are not to be forgotten easily. Cadets are notoriously lieavy on their feet, and the addition of ten-ton moondockers helped to lower their center of gravity even more. We tramj ed gaily over the coinitrvside, muttering soft curses to ourselves aiul stagger- ing under the load of jiack and rifle yvhicli, mysteriously enough, had tripled in weight since we drew it from the armory. The battalion commander or tactics officer, or sonu-hody, al- ways went before us to pick out the mo-t enticing jioison ivy cluster in New Englaml to go wading in. The consolation prize was a week of no row- ing when we were put on sick report. As if this were not enough, a new type of tor- ture was devised for Saturday mornings. Small landing craft were crammed with syvarming cadets. The inevitable straw was, however, the apjiointent of first classmen as coxswains of these boats. Somewhere they had acquir ' d a knack for handling their boats so that the greatest amount of water possible would be shipped to douse the unfortunate occu[tants thereof. In order to make matters just too ducky (That ' s a joke, son) the boats always stopped about fifty feet offshore to disgorge their motley contents. Men jumping over tin- side iuyarialdv foinid that ihcN cumM not keep llieii- rifles dry while wading shoreward in tiftcen feet of water. The cherry in the manhattan was provided by the aircraft from the (irolon base. The Jisy- chological effect of the strange bond)s they drop])ed was miraiii Ions, iwo companies were wiped out. [fl T. d r •x - s 4t t «»» ■ ' V • ' S C.ndt ' ts rt l.rlii nptri hulls Ik anil oil pertecl Uli ;tiliilia o( " Di malic ),. v ! ' v m • i ' ' i WVt ■ A ■■. ■k r 1 ■ " 1 .ill 1. s K Li ' IfH r Con ressioniil bonril oj visitors i The value of all tlii;- intensive drilliiiji and tiain- inj; tan best be determined by referring to the coni- nieTits made bv the Congressional Board of Visitors and other distinguished guests. The spit-and-polisii perfection of the eadet rifle manual and elose order drill have long been the envy of other military in- stitutions and groups. The stirring military strains of " Dixie " and " Semper Paratus " jirovide an auto- matic bracer to the corps of cadets, who derive an ineffable thrill from the loud click of the Spring- fields in unison at the completion of inspection arms. Everv man in the cor])s strives to be the most pro- ficient at the manual of arms and to be a unit in the best-drilled platoon and company. The synd)ol of perfection, the four horizontal stripes of the battalion commander, cannot be attained by all. but the direct measure of his success is the effort expended by the remainder of the corps. 77je hiinil in action m II WHlfS THE , s ' s c c E R f f t i!i m Standing: lNi iini;iri (iiigrl. Ketiluim. Russell. Brandfass. Wagner. Palil Kneeling : Buller. . ' liapiro, Macdonald. Devan. Chapman. Peak. Davenport Sitting: Butdorf, Faulkenberry, Gershkoff, Steele i lapl i . I.em zyk. aughn CO. Hot oil llic lu-cls of tlir cruise and fall leave came llie licginiiiiiy of soccer practice and a stiflf inter- collegiate schedule, ( oach " Billy " Taylor found eight days were not enough to condition and co- ordinate Iiis team for the competition that they faced from tlie onset of the season. ' k ilh l)iit two of seventeen lettermen returning the coach was faced with the necessity of radical experimentation lo drxciop a winning comliiiia- tion. It was necessary to move veterans Rudy Lenczyk and Paula Steele from their regular liack- field herths to the line. SUMMARY Wesleyan 2 1 Worcester 3 1 Tufts 4 ■ ' Armv 5 W " Harvard 3 - Navy - 8 1 Brown 6 2 Dartmouth 6 3 M.I.T. 4 U Yale 6 0( , ni (tchin hriid H 1 So it was that in the season opener in the start- ing ]iiicii|i only tliroc of the eleven men liad scon action ill iiilcrcolU ' iiiate competition and vc met defeat in llic liaiids of a coinlitionrd csleyan team wliicli liail live j ames under its licit. It uas a game team llial look llic Held lint la ' k of ' xperi- ence and Ai [ cramped mnsclcs could not do the job before them. As the season j)rogressed the proliiein of poor condition was overcome hnt still llie team lacked the scoring jninch and the defensive ability that they needed to overcome the capable squads on the schedule. There were bright spots in the gen- erally disappointing performances. Kaffenberger displayed a fine sense and ability in offensive play. MacDonald sparked the defense and Ketcham ' s left foot relieved the drabness of the outlook for the future. The team continued to meet superior competi- tion. The Army squad which came here put on an excellent exhibition as it indicated the extent to which a soccer team can be developed. The climax of the season came against an out- standing ale team which could make the ball do everything but talk. The team was never as out- played as on this day. The prospects for the coming year are much more promising since the nundier of lellermen graduating is not large. The scpiad will profil from this year ' s exi)ericnce and if thci( ' is a Miflicient period for conditioning should perform creditably. » « « The Rifle Team was the |iiidc and jo of the Academy ' s i(uldicil de|iartnienl. Ilicy were de- feated liul once in iiileiTollegiale nialcli |ila . I lieir numerous victories included l (i nialclio fiom Navy and one from Ann prior t i lo ing a return match on the c t Tciint range. The team walked oil with the e s England In- tercollegiate Chamjiion liip and with the unoflicial National crown. Individually Sorcng and Val- ehrach, the team captain, were winner and ruiuier- up respectively in the New England lalmlations. The Pistol team was only sliglith licliind the Rifle team in the (piest for honors. The squad, captained by Newt Garden, and paced by such iron-fisted dead-eyes as Jim Heywood and Bruce Edwards cleaned up all competition except Army which is still undefeated in seven consecutive years of intercollegiate matches. The fine records of these teams is a result of hours of trying practice on the part of team members and the associated officers. Commander Cascini and Lieut. Comdrs. Hubbard and Rodman. Dribble smoothly c R S S C U N T R Y Tlie cross fouiilry loam Iiad llw l)cst record of the three teams in fall -.[lorts comitctitioii. Coach Geiger iia l a slruiij; fiiiinclation in his veteran ii|i]M ' r lasMiieii Mar|ilr. Clark. Ilarman. Kelsey, Murray. Fitziicrald, Hidwn. and (!linie. The a(hli- tion of fourth classmen (ihillick. I ' enn. and Kling- cnsmith made a well rounded s ]nad which per- formed hetter than any of its predecessors. The first start was against Dartmouth whose Captain. Jack Handle), set a course record as he led his well trained team to victory. The follow- ing weekend gave an indication of the team ' s abil- ity as they took the first four places against Coluinhia with Chittick setting the hot pace. Connecticut brought a team that had one star but no depth. The Storrs men look a first and were blanketed in the next eight places. arious mishaps to ( ' aptain Kelsey, Chitti k. and Fitzgerald hampered the performance against an outstanding Arm team. The Crimson was out- classed as badly as we were the succeeding week- end by a shining Navy- xjuad. SUMMARY 36 DarltiioMlb 23 19 Columbia 36 20 Connedicul 42 39 Army 16 23 Harvaril 34 50 Navy 15 Gluttons jor puiiisliiiieiit Standini;: al■I)Ie. ( ' liittick. Kelsey (capt) . Haniian (mgr), Murray Kneeling: klingensmitli, Fitzgerald. Clark. Penn Big hole in lhi line Capl. Nick Boon Rated in tlio prc-season talk as one of the strongest clubs in the nation, surpassed only by ' est Point and Navy, the Kaydets turned in one of tlie most disappointing seasons in the history of Academy football. The record of seven losses and one tie was quite a hit different from last season in which the team swept aside Brown and Dartmouth and lost only to Yale, Army, and Holy Cross. The cause of this slump is not as mysterious as has been supposed. Tlie fact is that we didn ' t rate up near the top where the scrilies put us. They judged us on the Itasis of last years record and reasoned we would be a tough outfit to beat. The loss of men such as Weiner, Green, Cataffo, Big gain against the Big Blue Wi F T B A L L 1st rotv: Wentling, Keller. H. F. Reynolds, Rayacioli, Koster, Jones. Shelley, (iielelhi. Tannel. R. W, Williams. Field. Rynick. 2nd row: Wanderer. Andrews. Weaver, (ireene. Gaillier. Horsey, Starr. Boon leapt). Keetl. Branfass. Prunski. Briek. Srlnierch. Fearn. lin rou : I.ee (nijirl. Mutli. Hawkins. Burke, Rush, Duin, Petterson. Oehnian, Harman. Lindemnian. Baker, Bradhurn. ( ' .!i U{:h. aUh lasst. mprl. Uh riiiv: I.atliu. Paulsen, P. W. Meyer, Langaheer. Caldwell. Tindle, Dorsky. Mcllhenny, Ha thaway. Ai)gar. lloih, A. L). oung, Cassidy. Uwyer. Russell, and McMaliuii could not o without notice. hen they left we could not leplace them. Injuries to veterans Caldwell, Brandlass, and Duin as well as promisinfj newcomers Lattin and Hawkins left gaps that could not he filled. As a result there was a constant need to jufifilc the lineup — to such an extent that an end he- cauie a guard overnight. When one adds to this fact that all the games were played on enemy territory- at the end of long and tiresome trips it is not difficult to see the variety and com- jdexity of thi ' faclors that contrihiitcd to the poor season. Despite uliat the hooks show llic team was not o(T all the time. There were occa ions when we looked like the great team we were .-iippo-ed to 111-. Inr liair of a game we would liallle mi even terms Inil in llie other half the rixd would fall in. Three distinct times the o])posilion scored the first time that they got the hall. Virginia scored 19 poinl in the first quarter. Against Holy- Cross the team played great hall and their margin was due to a prolonged run of had hreaks. Three times we had the hall deep in llie Crusaders territory in scoring position when a fuiid)le or mixup in assignment cost us the hall. Hill foothall places a premium on hig fellows who can run fast and hard with the hall. This was the nu)st glaring weakness of the team. The liackliild that started most of the games aver- aged 160 pounds. Tom Dorsey was the only hig |)layer in hack of the line, the other three, Krilri. illiams, and Schuerch gave away too Knyticirh ronii ' s tip fast SUlNIMARY 6 Tufts 14 II irginia 39 Scranton 7 K.P.I. in II Harvard 2.- 6 Brown 33 6 Holy Cross 39 6 Yale 41 t iiiiicli wfifilil. riii ' could nol mutch tlic size or speed of llie qiiartetle of the year Ijefore wliich liad einer, Catallo, Russell, and Lynch to hatter througli the line or around the ends. It is the old story of a good ])ig man heing hettcr than a good little man. The line, manned hy the same crew as the year hefore. proved to he tlie higgest disappoint- ment of all. .lack Reed and Carl Brandfass were the only two who displayed any of the style of the preceding year. As guards Nick Boon and Al Prunski didn ' t measure up to llicii- ahility. The loss of IcAIahon at center was a hurt that went dce|). Tinv Starr who had pla cd liril- lianljv llic car Iicfoic al tackle could not get the spark. As we look al the fall from llic iiig lime we anticipate more success on our return to com- petilion with c(dleges of our own size, ll was Iliu while it lasted hut it is no discredit to any of the team menihers that a school of three- hundred and fifty cannot produce a stpiad to meet the team of a large iniivcrsity. Vi CMI le- memher our adventure into stratos|»herc where we were sometimes oulplaved hul never out- fought. Lt. com. McAfee. Ll. . ' ■arUkinen. IjI. Thaipe. (lil ' liM Steele. Crinidr. INIeri iiiian. I.t. cdiii. Nitcliinan P f XCADEMV A r B A S K E T B A L L Heed brt ' iifis itimv (titiflwr [utfis 111 is liaskothall season wliich was the tougliest )et iiiulerlakeii at tlic Academy provitled more tlirills and brilliant play than any sport this year. The final record was not too impressive hut in look- ing; at the results the caliber of the competition must be kept well in mind. Most of the action was in the hands of five third classmen. Duane " Big Six " Ross, Frank Gaither, Jack Hce l. Tommy etniore, and Bobby Duin. The chief standbys were " hitey " Brandfass and " Big Slcio]! " Bradburn with Lee Nehrt and " Fuzzy " (ilark making frequent appearances. ( )ut of a long basketball schedule it is difficult to select lour. five, or even six games that are repre- sentali e, Init without too nuich dissent we can point to two games with Rhode Island State, one with Connecticut, and one with Holy Cross as giving a cross-section of the year. The return of veterans made the difference in the second game with Connecticut. After we had taken the Storrs men they came to New London with a very large and capable player. alt Drojio. who despite a terrific riding from the crowd jiul on an cxi ' cllcnt |)erformance. Part of the story too. was that " Hig Six " was effectively stopped by Fisher. Notwithsta nding these fa li)rs the game was the poiircst in ball bantlling and shooting at Billard Hall. Tliere was never a better exhibition of liasketball at the Academy than in the game against llolv Hill Si strvtvhes Lt. com. Nilclinian (coaili), I.. H. Clark, .Soliwob, Bradliuin, P. Vi . Meyer. Branfas Underwood (nigr). Duin, Reed. Ross. Gaither. Wetmore Lallin. Spiller.s. Johnson. R. W . illianis. Wagner Cross. The Crusaders were at the time the hottest team in New England and came down expecting a light workout due to our recent performances. Coach Nitchman engineered the working over they received. His defensive pattern was pierced only once at the l)cginning of the second half. Even willi tliif- tlic game evidenced the hest hall-handHng, ag- gressiveness, and brains of the year. No two games provided more thrills for the spectators than those played with Rhode Island State. Though the cadets norniallv plav a close zone defense and concentrate on working the ball in for shots they turned the tables by outplaying the Rams at their ' ' heave and duck " game. The first game saw the Ram ' s Calverley score 31 points l)ut he couldn ' t offset the combined play of the Kaydets who were all over the court and backboards. ' " Twas a fluke, ' ' said the scribes, but a week later the performance was repeated. ' i ith nine minutes to play CGA had a sidistantial lead which the Rams whittled as tlu ' jiace began to tell on the six Cadets who bad played conliruially as the Hams su])stituted freely. In the closing seconds the Rams slipped ahead on one of the few misjudgments of the game. itb five seconds to go Gaither was fouled, leaving the crowd in a frenzy as the chance to tie was in his hands. Though be missed be lost no glory for tlial wasn ' t an evening where you could stop all to shoot a foul. The entire season represented interesting play — spots of brilliance — spots of slovenly play — but in all a promise that this year ' s five mainstays will in the next years become a |)olisbed team. SUMMARY 51 Tufts 40 31 Geneva 41 31 Connecticut 37 72 Rhode Island State 69 31 72 Navy Rhode Island State 47 73 52 59 Trinity Amherst 28 43 Franh ntUls (inotUvr futlnf rt our score B X I N G Mitki ' x liKtks niter his bo s Standing: Kelsey. Patrick Wriphl U-;iptl. soiiinan. Raes. Hatlia ay. Par- kiT (iiigri. Kneelini!: Rodgeis. Lem- li ' v. Slepliany. Batdorf. Tannel. I n- sinn, Binns Grudiiatiiin liail Idt llic m|ii;iiI uilli Iml two veterans, tud-liim- Inliicollc ialc- ( !liaiii|iic)ii ami team captain " PapiiN " Wright ami Mikf l.i ' iiiK wiio liad not lOu lil tin- oar licforc -o prospccU were not lui lii. Willi ilic nc s that " " Mickey " McClernon woulii li ' hack spirits r(ts ' ami llie team settled down to conditioninj;. The fn t iiircl was with Virginia ami Miiki ' v ' s hamliwoik wa in evidence as " recn talent came ihroii li lo i;i r a ri(lilaliic pi rioitnance as we emerged on tlie -hort side of a 5-3 score. Bruno l aes " Hw notice that he was a contender for inter- collegiate honors as he dis])layed Irickiness and aggressiveness cdiipicii uiih a killing punch. JVext we mil iinN and got an early indication of the powii llii retained as their runtier-iip team in llir I ' M. ' ) Itilii ' collegiates enirrj;iil practically inlail. n upswing wa- in r iili-nce as we met I ' enn 11 Sliili- and Mat land ami liii:ii»(l out iclor io. Wo loiil-.cil loiwaid lo the return eiigagomciit itli Army. I lie nii in of -i o-Sl ' was a gooil measure ol the two IcamV stron tli and Cliiick Hathaway ' s performanee against the veteran Dobbs was tlie climax of the meet. We were tliird in the Intercollegiates. Clarence TannrI in liis first year of competition came home a champion. Pa] i)y ' rifrht fouiiht his Iiest fight of tlie year against Army ' s Ball and was declared cham] ion nl lo have the decision reversed. SUMMARY 3 51 2 41 2 314 Virginia Army Pcnn State Maryland Arniv 5 71 2 21 2 31 2 41 2 - -1 V.flliST ' ■ " I ' OJ MriCK • ,HH ri i Tiger Rodgers. bulller extrnordhxiry Clarence Tunnel, 135- . chanip I ' lippy keeps in shiipe % R I F L E m ( ' imuli . K. A. (.asciiii Ofjirer-iii-rhiirsie P I s T L r " Ia. com. HodiiKiii I roncli ) . Soronp. Mrllhcnnv. Gracev. Harniaii (:olurvri. ' ll(.. Ro.C. Ta l..r. I) .lliv. ' r. BoeheU lluw. alt ' liiaili 1 1 apt I . Swint SUMMARY 924 Tufts 826 910 Nortliwcstern 909 1335 M.I.T. 1321 1382 Worcester 1218 1381 Rhode Island State 1247 1360 Yale 1316 934 R.P.I. 883 1383 Army 1380 1360 Arkansas 1192 1388 Michigan 1316 1373 M.I.T. 1365 1400 Worcester 1227 969 Rowdoin 871 1376 Navy 1360 1405 Georgetown 1343 1887 Texas A M 1847 1887 New Mexico 1743 1390 Navy 1359 1395 Mass. State 1327 1374 Army 1379 1387 V.M. ' l. 1369 1373 M.I.T. 1365 919 No. Carolina 857 942 Texas 853 Lt. (Mini. lliihlKinl I ciKicli I . F.(I ;ir l . Scli v;n Iz. Thomas (nigr) How. Heywood. (Jartlfn (capl). Henry, Ro.( ' . Tavlor. Haiiff. Scliaifpiislcin •C ?bT._(4 t;, CTn SUMMARY 898 ( kla]ioma 782 895 So. ( ' aroliiia 849 1361 Northwestern 1149 899 So. Carolina 861 1309 Army 1.329 134(1 Navy 1334 887 Tufts 747 1310 Navy 1300 442 U. California 367 1341 Navy 1315 901 U. So. California 834 913 Texas 802 1311 Army 1372 1349 Minnesota 1118 1361 isconsin 1120 11 The swimming team ' s final record gives no indication of the numerous meets wliich ( ' (tuld have fione I lie other way had the sfjiiad been alile to i)iill ihroiigli the niedh-y rehiy. The t ani was outclassed in only two eases, at Annapolis ami at West Point. In eoinpetitiiin with other eoHifies the team made an extremely good sliow- Perhaps one of the most interestin;: aspects of the season was the duel iietween Donald iMeCann and Bill Clark in tlie 440 yard free style. It was a matter of the two practically alternating as they heat eacii others earlier per- formance. The single weakest spot on the team was in the diving event. As the season progressed, thougli. kafTeni)erger and entling underwent considerahle improvement to give more promis- ing performances and to indicate that they would he important cogs in the team in the season to come. One aspect of the season which gave rise to a great deal of s])e -ulation was traced to an over- dose of chlorine in the ]iool. Vi hat was seemingly a visiting detaciinient of Air ( " orps Cadets scurrying around the reservation turned out to he the tank squad protecting their eyes from a hiindiug mid-winter Connecticut nn. with the latest in sun glass styles. Due to the fact that there was a poor halance of talent Bo])hy Dodge shifted from his former free style berth in the 440 yard event to the breast stroke, this time without any mishap such as miscoiuited laps. The most consistent performer was Bob W alsh who shook off a leg injury to place well against all comj)ctition. Though not the most successful season of swimming in Academy history the caliber of the squad was good and its luck a little off par. S Mgi- Bate . Coach Sa ( " aplaiii !M(( anil and SUMMARY 36 Trinity 39 33 M.I.T. 42 45 W csleyan 33 36 Brown 39 43 Wesleyan 32 31 Colum])ia 44 9 Navy 61 49 Connect ici t 26 191 2 Army 5514 37 Trinitv 38 N G W. E. Clark. Gentling. Kaffenherger. Beckw illi. X aUli. Bale? 1 nigr) Finks. Dodge. Mr( iann ( capt ) . Bisliop. Fanlkcnberi y. Petterson Rf : n r R E S T L I N G }l all h llifil hiinil. hiid! SUMMARY 30 Brooklyn Poly 10 Yale 23 3 Penn State 23 31 Wesley an 5 20 Lehigh 8 31 Tufts 3 3 Navy 29 8 Army 20 Steffcy, Coach Gcipcr. and Captain Cershkoff Wrestling, after its third year, is now an cstali- lished Academy sjtort. Coach Gcijicr liad an im- pressive array of veteran talent in 194.1 Intercol- legiate Champion and team captain Gershkoff. Stcffey, and Starr. There was nuicli talent in Pahl. Langaheer, Chine, Marple, Rynick, and Hawkins who filled out the roster. The return of veterans made the competition the toughest in years and our team ' s .500 average is a credit to the coach and team. Sain (mpr). Stnir. Clnne. Lan alieer. acner. Lt. com. Geiger Ha«kin . CIdhcIi. Ct-i IiImi1V. Sliarpc. Steffev An .■ll. R ni.k. I ' alil. Marple n f f p p I ti Buoy room! The sailing squad is the Academy ' s perennial winner. Few schools have the facilities, coach- ing, or sailing hackground that the Academy does, and the love of the sea is no hetter evi- denced than in the se ries of teams led hy Commodore Hillehrandt in the s])ring and in the fall hy 1947 " s Coiiniiodore Yi ' liit Goddu, Captain Bill Page, and Manager Bill Kirklcv. and s A I L I N G Boats . . unit I ' boats ni coached l)y Lieutenant Coiiinian(lci .laik Wood and Leonard lowlr Nliiili |mi lipi iiicd so consis- tenlK . lli lilijilil- i)i the .-eaMMi wvw winniiij: id llie Boston Dinghy Cup (the oldest ( ' ii|i in Inteieol- legiatt ' competition). llie Owen Tropin, llie ( " oast Guard Ahunni Bou I. and the -o eted McMilhui Cup in the spring. The team placed well in the Sharpe Memorial Tro])hy Regatta, the Morss Trophy Regatta, the Daninark Regatta, the Fowle Trophy Regatta, the Jack W (Mid I id|di Regatta, and the Schell Trophv Regatta. In dual meets ve were defeated hut once in ten encounters. The indiviihial stories of some of the regattas are woilhy of note. The victory in the Boston Dinghy Cu] Regatta eanie as a sur])rise for MIT hail hei ' u highly touted to w in in their ' " hack yard. " The cadets took advantage of heavy winds and hooted their way home in the finals with a final jioint score of thirty. The Ic Iillan Trophv Regatta, the ranking event of the season, came Coast Guards way hy irlue of consistent performance and exceptional work with sj)innakers in a class of vessels not nor- niallv sailed hv the cadets. CGA leails ihe field Poor Mcalln r haiu|iered all the fall meets. The final race of the season took place in a snowstorm, as the Schell Trophy Regatta turned into a inter Carnival. Perhaps some of the most satisfying of all the Acadcmv victories occurred in the dual meets. Sink- ing such opposition as Yale. MIT. King ' s Point, and especially the hlue and gold of Navy provide an added spice to life. Lt. com. Wood, Lt. com. Fowle, Sherburne, Lewis, Lindeman, Hauff. Vi ' agner. Rippey. Lodge. Kirkley (mgr) Fearn, Cox, Ward. Burkman. Blaha. Adams. Smith. R. L. Davis, Johnson W. H. Shaw. Jr. Crispelk Dinsmore. Mayes. Thompson. Parker, Swint. Matthews, Boedecker J. M. Clark- L. H. ( ' lark. Talman, Goddu, Page, Parkhurst. Gerslikoff. Denman - ' a rs ff» ft P ,s V . x- . i ' . I takvnj] on Ilia ' t ' li MciiiIm r.-lii|( in llic MoiiOfiiaiii C.lul) is a goal in every cadet ' s life. There is a iiiiich piealer enipliasis on athletics at the Academy than at any college or university. The successful athlete is looked u|i to for the added joh that he docs in furtluMJng tiie Academy ' s name in intercollegiate circles and on the sports pages. Academy life niake it ilillicult to carry the camaraderie of the playing field into the lianacks. The Monogram Club serves to |)reserve this spirit and climaxes its activities in I hi ' annual diiuicr in whicli inslriKlors and coailies arc lanipoimcd. Officers Caldwell. Boon, aiul Kaffenberger Athlrli-s ,iii: N G R A C L U B m uu f ■ hi m 2 a 0ta d n ■ti ' T • • • Tliere was much ;ulo alioiil cmt) lliiu in llie I)aiiaiks. It 1ia l all stalled wlicu llir put tll() »• l)usiiie?,-like niinu-o raijliod slii-cIs in our mail- boxes. " How in llu " devil do llu-y liiink wc ' ic f;oin to ;rt all lliis stuff in our scaliafis? ■■( ads!, va need two scalia I ' oi- all lhi ciiid. Thus it was in mid I ' M.? llial lIu ' class of 1947, erstwhile swabs, were inilialc l into the rigors of a seafaring career. Our class bad finished its last ram in irifionometry-and-thc- inysteries-of-the-slide-rule and now we were go- ing out on the Soun l for two weeks on a pleasant little cruise. The opening scene puts us in Garden ' s room asking llie old -alt how sailors ever lived out of a seabag with rolled and stopped whites. The answer to the (piestion will never be known for al llial lime a jolt mi ibe light cord upset the eipiililirium of tb( light globe and aforesaid spheroid detached itself like New- ton ' s apple from the spaces above; and Pat ' s head rose up to meet it. The result was very bloody. Pat was asked politely to step outside to UrviiUidsl in Ix ' il bleed as the deck had just been waxed. We took him over to sick bay where a pharmacist ' s mate assumed control — he seenu d to be about to a])plv a toninii|iiil around Pat ' s neck to sto|) the bleeding but siiu-e be was supi osed to know more about those things than me. Pat was left in llii ' Out Patient room while we went back to our seabags — (rather ba k to the bull session in Garden ' s room). n here ' s everyhoily uniiij!? . . . and the. 2 ea Mle Kind This Imll session was iiitcrrn])t( ' il slioillv after our arrival by liie O.I), who re(|iieslc(l ihat we keep it piped down, after also reipieslinf; our names. We parked our si aha;: for ihe riniaiiider of the eveninfi. It was heij;h-lio and jutup Id the call al ll()()0. An early breakfast was followed l) lornialion with gear and we went down to llie sia In liic tall ships. Less tlian half of us were assign«il lu the .illnntic while the rest of us were jiut on the Dtmmark or the " Dirty D " as she was para- doxically duhhed. The Atlantic is a fni( old vessel of the schooner rig — a ha Id headed schooner we were told — she had gotten a world ' s record for transatlantic crossing under sail sometime around the turn of the century and, hence, was a first rate sailing vessel. Our first ideas of the Atlantic were given to us by Mr. Forrester, a tall athletic looking fellow with the insignia that our newfound knowledge told us belonged to a " jaygee " . He gave us our bunks, lockers, and a good im- pression. Drop otw, purl tno Uur second idea of tile Atlantic was fornui- lated for us by Mr. Peterson, a Bosiui with a definite Swedish accent. He put in an appear- ance just as we were on parade in front of iNew London standing down tlu; river, (falling us over from the rail, he went iiUo the intricacies of seamanship with a gay abandon. Yi illi the aid of a stick, he pointed out the various parts of a sail and associated rigging. He was not above using the stick to prod our wavward minds into atten- tion towards some minor point of nautical lore. " Thei seyell is held to thei boom py meanss uf twaks! " . We all culli atcd Swedish accents and had Tf hutrhii si ' p. Doniilil It ' s impolite to point Maggie ' s tlriiiiprs iijiiiin lliciii down |jmI Ii I lie iiiil ol llu; firt-l iiiglit - along ii lot 1)1 ' practical scaniaiishij). Vc crossed llie har, or rallicr tlic siilmiariiie l)oom at New London liarl)or, and proceeded in company witli tlie Datiinark on a general soiilli- crly course. The afternoon was spent in hauling on endless lines; watching various sails hillow up to the winfls; learning jiggers, halyards, stays, tacks, and sheets, and in general hecoming in- doctrinated into till- life We would Icail for the next few ucfks. In (Gardners |{a we coiiipcnsalcd our com- pass by swingin i hip. going round and round in endless circles in llic hriglit Srpt lulx ' r sun- shine — taking hearings and coiuiuiring them, to correct for deviation; error caused hy metal of the ship attracting the compass, or something like that as we fouiul out two years later in Navigation. We were flaked out at the how watching the pretty waves Itreaking on the cut- water and were wondering what was the cause of this erratic motion which was getting us nowhere. Far ofl ' we could see the squared sails of the Daniiiarh outlined in the evening sky. The pow ' rs that were must have gotten the eom| as so it would point in aii approximate nor iherK diieetiiui lor towards siniset we caught 77ii. ' i norkuilin nor lit lip «illi iIk ' DdiuiKirk ami lol down llic liook rifllil al()iif;si lo Iicr. It was a voiy peatcl ' iil scoiio that coiiriiiiilcd ii new ail i-: I lie siiuarc-rifjgor ridiiif; lo Iwr aii li(ii ' willi licr liidow decks lights setting liir alila c and llic ;:l(iw jilaiuinj; olV tlic dark al«i cd llic ii.i . In lln ' distance, almnt tiiroo miles oil ' . tli ' low liorcs of Long Island ' s eastern tip could lie seen. I ' m ' most ol ns it was our lirsl niulil on a ship and it was to he re- memhi ' icd. e lia l picul) ol lime lo oh ciM ' the heaiities of the nifiht — at a hall ' iiour hefoie midniiilit the dropping of gear, slamminii of locker do Ms and general clamor was noticed as the UUOU-0 lUU watch got underway for its lirst mid-watch. " Heycantchnguyskeepquiet? " . " Ooooooli! " " I ' ipitdown " And so on into the night, the episode repeat- ing itself for the 0400-0800 watch. c learned that sleeping helow decks gave lis a novel sensation upon awakening. It seemed as if thousands of tiny horsemen had held a minia- ture Kentucky Derhy inside of your mouths — each horse kicking up lots of dirt — we were as men from another world the next day. But we didn ' t dope olY for long — there was hrass to he polished, a deck to he scmhbed and squaretl away, and odd chores to he done. Those who didn ' t have anything else to do went row- ing. Bosun Peterson kept us on the ball with small lime lapses of nothing to do. The O.D. that morning was in the usual slate of uproar and collected the usual number of demerits for handling the whole subject of colors with wanton disres[iect for accepted standards of na ' .al etiquette. In the weeks to come there were to be numerous repetitions of this sad scene which oct lined on that morning. The anchor came uj) after colors and our little squadron started lo emerge from Ciardiner ' s Bay via Plum (Jut. T ' xvas a l)iif;lit and sparkling Se[)Iend)er morning. W e learncil that there was two O.IX ' s, on«- of whom had lo he on duly all day and it soinided like a Icrrilic problem. The f«uu- hour O.D. was had enough. Those guys kept you taking sights with a funny round thing called a pclorits. The charts were pielty inter- esting too. Everything was [iretly appealing — this sally life wasn ' t so had after all. Sai — el Stat — tions! Brrrrrr up! Kemembering that " vun blast un dcr visile nieanz say-il slay tiunz, " we hopped lo our respective jilaces aiul stood by for the planned campaign that was designed to cut down o!i our The object is to hit here The Vd iir lomh ' cm eM-at 0 tke CaLL . . . ilii|iiii oil time. Tlic oi l of all was raising the main fiall. r |miIIc(1 dii that line until we ihoiifilil our IVfl xmhiIiI sink into the deck. Then there were the eounlless storms where we ' d run around madly grahhing at every line that popped up until the man stojjped yeMiri at us in that outlandish fashion — we ' d eiliier liit on what we were supposed lo. or else he ' d given it up in exasj)eration. " Py golt, ilz uh goot thing ve hail you poys ver three nmr yearz — Derz no tellin ' vot would happin if you cnl lo sea noouw. " Needless to say, this routine eut into our leisurely life quite thoroughly — hut we still found odd moments to ohserve the heauties of the sea. For instance, there was Lahor Day, 1943, when we were anchored at City Island, New ' ork — aldi, how lieaulilii! life seemed — only a mere suljway ride to ihc heart of the hig city. e weren ' t destined lo licar tlie heart heat, hut the hitter pangs were alleviated hy the sight of numerous small craft and their numerous pas- sengers. At least we were near civilization. The water was ohviously not too well adapted for hatliing purposes hut then there were those who thought that a swim would he in order even thougji il was helieved that the powers- that-were frowned on such conduct. So when tlie night fell, and in the distance could he heard the hum of the hig city, those non-reg few let themselves down iiilo I In- [diosphorescent w ' ater via tlie how pril allir hiding their clotlies in the jih sails. imii lira j I liillif ' r lii i-hhn-l,( ' tl! n At ilrill j-ii : m Jiixl triuk anwollilv 1 It was liere that we made contact with our better half, the Danmark. By lilinker that night we learned that Murfin had gotten tired of it all and had clinihed into his ivory tower to hide and sack up for a day — to the discomfiture of that noble salt, Mr. Roenier. Vi e found out that some chap in our class, named Kwouze, was making quite a name for himself by ])ossessing a remarkable affinity for the forward part of the ship at formation time — again, much lo llie ilis- conifiture of the aforementioned sailor. An- other thing aliout the Danmark that intrigued us was tliat each time we passed her on the Sound, we would hear these pcr| ctual hammer- ing noises. The cause of this was blinked bark in code. It seemed that somehow or other, lliere was an excess of iron (( i b ' on tlie nctlia portions of the ship and the baniiiicrinf; that we beard r-J day was tlic noise of (1111)1)11)2 • " ' ! wedging the coiitaniinateil metal away I ' roin the pure ferrous part. This process seemed much too useless to us and we were glad that we didn ' t indulge in such dirty work. Later we found out that the reason was not hecause it was considered useless, hut hecause at some time in the past, a cold chisel was put through the side of the gallant slii]) and this was judged to have even more ili ' lelerious effects than just lea ing the rust on there. Our itinerary for these several days took us to many places: to Oyster Bay, where we had I for oncej a legitimate swim call; to Bridgeport wliere we moored alongside the Danmark to replenish water supplies; hack to Oyster Bay again; to Greenport, L. I. for one final port of call. By this time sleeping on deck was a hit chilly and the mornings would feel real frosty. It was a nightly procedure to lie " a-hunk " and pass wisecracks hack and forth until Mr. Carson, a mendjcr of the class of " 44 who was along as supercargo, would pull his rate on us and politely quiet us. Coming out of our final port of call, we had a truly- harrowing experience. e were passing out through the tortuous channel when we came to a spot where the " hottom was too close to the top " and found ourselves stuck fast. There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth amongst the cadets that day — hut like all things, it came to an end when we rose off the nnul after being aided hy a rising tide, a kedge, and a pull on a steel line from the Danmark. Needless to sav. it was a ■welcome relief to have Beautilul Si. Thonias .: .J I otebooks due today Must he a liherly day US running aground at such an opportune mo- ment wlien tlie l)osun and his cohorts were ahout to run us tlirough tlu- ohl routine once more. It did much to reHeve the tedium and monotony of an otIuTwise h-iidi;ing Sej teml)er dav. It also helped take our piiiiv minds away from tlie fact that we were coming l)ack to tlie Academy. Vt e were not returning to the old friendly harracks that we once knew, hut to a strange land, in- habited by Philistines, whose reputation was already something to he nuich feared from lurid reports given hy the hilgers. Back at the dock, we received our much awaited mail and took as long as possible to read it before toting our sea hags up to Chase Hall. At last we look up our burdens and disappeared into the yawning portals of the new north wing. Time passed rather quickly in the cloistered brick walls of our mouastai- . W e did penance by getting on second conduct every once in a while, to atone for those few non-regulation sins thai we had been caught at. So it was that a whole Academic year passed Coo-bidi . ' and we once more found ourselves in the quad- rangle on a foggy summer ' s morning. There was the same identical sea bag: the same gear packed into it and the same faces, with many additions along with a few subtractions. The class was s|)lit into halves according to The mighty I . .i ' . MENGES «1 fO id, the al|)lialM ' tical jn-eredonce list. The first half was hoimd for the Cobb for its soiitht-rii eriiisc. The secoiiil part of tlie a1| halM-t was ilue for tlirce weeks on the jolly oli! " ' Miiiare-rififier " ' Danniark in a eruist; on the sound. I ' Ollowing tliis was a week at Courthouse Bay, N. C. All alone willi the tii(] of Lmiliii ' ' craft unham- pered hy any surveillant first class. Then there would he a week of rifle range at the same marine camp. After llii- Ne o ld all switch j)lac ' s and learn liow the " otlicr half " had heen living. I lie cruise on the sound vas ] relty good for we experiencid the new didights of liherty in w ,;JS«I» ; let ' s go some shiilloiv ones a place other tliaii »• London, and liciire liad the cliance to s])ort our now stripe indicating the heights to wliich we liad clinihed on the niihtary lachh-r. e hit such ])laces as Bridge- port, Greenport, Oyster Bay, IVew York at City Island and in the Hudson near the George W ash- ington Bridge. Most of these spots we had seen hefore. I)ut only over tlic rail: now %vc couhl investigate the nooks and crarniies of all these spots. For instance, wc found llial Bridgeport Iiad moic than its sha re of churciics. llial il was a good lilicrly i)ort, and that it had an auuise- nient park; Oyster Bay was a quiet little spot willi icidiiaii iiouscs. a one Irack railuav. lui- II,, ' MEI GES .•i i«. s hvr hceh iiicrous barrooms, a very liosj)itable U.S.O. anil was fainons for liaviiif; llir home of Theodore Rooseveh ainoii its (hvclliiif; jilaccs. The -a(lets probably would rem ' ml)rr its U.S.O. the best beratise of the opcnlwarlcd way in whicli ihcy fifiuralivcly gave us llic keys of llie city and literally showed us sueh a good lime. But the city was the thing that niax-ed every- thing. Again we found ourselves anchored at City Island luit with the jirospects of visiting the great metropolis beginning with ihe iirst liberty boat. New York had all llie attraclious tliat a roving sailor man could want: nickel sui)- way rides, Broadway shows, haircuts, dancing, Urcechcs l iii : a ( ' .t)ii. l (,iiiiiil si rciiill »l !! [(aj;liilli (liiiiifi .mil hi-I Inil mil Ica-I tin- prospect of lirt)ii(lciiiii;i iur Miciiil , ((|ii ' liy iiilil- inp lo llic iiiiiiifs ill iIkisc litllc Mack lionk.-. ■ went (l«nMi iIk ' Kast Hixci- in llic I tan mat h willi c ci ()nc lioliliii liis lircalli a the 128 feet of inaiiinia t .-kiniiiicd uniler llic low .- iiaii of tlic Hrookl ii liridfic. and circiiiiiiia ifiatcd llic lower lip of Manliattan. On the way around, tlu ' jiatriolic IJanes could not resist sahilinf: the Danish Emhassy witii blasts on tile shi| " s horn, tnaking tiie Hohoken Ferry tiiink that we had run aground in the middle of liic liiidxni and were tootiuf; for help. e anidiored ofT 86th street and hcfian takinj; countless roimds of Iicaiinjis, " jiisl to f;ct on to mm Where are we? Mvihoil I the han i of it. " The charts, after one of these cruises, looked like so nianv lines, all converg- ing on a single point. The ciirreni vas par- ticularly strong as most of the cadet cox ' uns found out. The DannKirh maile a prill pictin ' c. sijiial- ting henealh the ] ointed skyscra])ers of the worlds largest citv — an incongruous picture too, with her tall masts casting shadows across WJ V ' .£i II liich i ' litl is tipy U hvrc (irc iivy Mvtlunl SauU Ste, Ma ie Ifiniiiliniils! llic Wilier on a C- ' .i lidiiifi to arirlior. Mllioii: liiatiri hy lier rival, the steam-shii), tlie square- rifificr iliMlitiiifiilK lowcicd (i rr licr iil()rs — proud ill (IclCal. On llic aliovc mini ioncd " dclcalid ' -lii|i x i (who wore in no |)o. ' -ition to apprccialc tlic ro- mantic paradox) worked at scriddiin docks, coiliii;; lino, and Icarninf: alioiil llic liinda- menial- id iiiarlin-pike seamanship. ( )ccasion- all Mr. I.aii c ad would lake us under jiis salty ciistodv and let ns fatcli a glimpse of his color- ful past. His description of a square-rigficr under full sail with stiins ' ls rigged, was one in ])ar- ticiilar w hicli would make his hluc eyes light nj) and sparkle with the thought. He was very much in lo e with the type vessel he was on — there was nu douht ahoiit that. Hruno ttirtis nil the rliitnil FlesI foul jiirnnnl iil thp Sno The classes were held helow decks amidst the flies and sleepy shipmates and iisuallv took such nautical suhjects as Rules of the Road, rope, and ground tackle, with an infreipient wavward trip into some of the instructor ' s seafaring hack- ground. The day soon came when the anchor was hroken out and the Dniinuirk jiointed her how south for llie run hack to the -ouiid. The cap- Iain ' s idea of a good trick was to have a sail formation to gel ihe sails all set and then to slop the engine-. Ihiis his ship came under the rar ' classification of a ' ' vessel under sail " and was entitli ' d to the right of way over ' verything except Bedloe " - l-laiid. The Kast River unfor- tunatcK had an adMMsc ' nrreiil and -o f crawled at a literal snail ' s j)aee north: up under I lie lirid;;e made famous hy Steve Rrodie ' s jump wlicri ' the 1 a|ilain admitted ilereat h calling for power on llie diesci engine to put the ship llir le-l (il llie a lip that narrow chamicl. The tllfilllli had llii ' :id ailla;;e over llie iilliei -hip in its speed so slic had no tionble firiiKlinfc up aliead of us to i ' a(li tlie Sound and oin|)aia- tivfl ojK ' n water. Sinee Bosun Peterson Iiad left llw Atlantic tlie l)oiin : procedure of ruiniinf; up sails was often oniilti-il from the eurrieulutu. so we didn ' t have the cliauee of eeiu;; lier oul-picd llie Diimniirii uudei ' sail loo. Hack in liie Sound we had niiniciou- iielivilies lo o (iip our time. Tiiere was man oxeriioard h ' iil vhich was pri-eeded h a pla ii ami a ( Iiappens to the hvsl ij lis Danisli ()ice hejlowiuf;. " Man o eiimai ' d. port side " . ' J ' liat was the signal for llir lifclpdal men to drop everylhinii they liad, on the liro of the first ehiss and to charge up lo ihe wrong life- hoat. Here the Wduld gather in a kmil uiilil tliev were re([ue, tcd to step to liie oilier hiuil. wliere tliev founil the eoxun wringing hi- hand in pain and repressed au iil . Jumping inli) ihe hoat, the forward fall would he let go loo soon and we vouhl dangle precaril u ly in midair while the eaj)tain would attempl lo iemed ihe situation li gelling red in the face with eoncern fiver tlie -liipiditv if some cadets. Then llw dog would lail lo hark at some man (Ui the after falls ami he would let go resloring ihe lioal lo an e fn keel. Thi ' fcirward fall would he let }jo first and ihc lifilMi;il would scl oil al a .-lilf paic for the ■ " drowning man " several miles hack. But lliings iinpro ed wilh |ira ' tiee and it wa n " t long liefore we could perform our drills snappily and with precision. There was fire drill where hoses were led out. |ieo|ile would run arounil in all directions looking for spanners, axes, and extinguishers. Collisidii drill consisted of hreaking out a canvas mat and dropping it over the side where a figurative hole in the ship was destro iiig our (lolahili ty. Ahandon .ship drill was the higgest storm of all hecause there were two heavy. made-iu-I)enmark lioats that had to he swung out. The first try made us think that tliev had heen huilt-in when the keel was laifl down for the ship itself. As second classmen we stood watches as quartermaster, junior O.D.. lookouts, and helms- men. Our duties also included much polishing of brass, scruhhing of whitened decks, and other shiphoard tasks designed to kceji the ship as neat as a pin. Hence the cynical cadet mind had duhhed the Danmark the " Dirty Dee " , long hefore the time of our class. The pinrail was forever being varnished : " Neow, yeow ged uh hiighet uf soooogeeee vaaater and vash dooowii dcr pinrail. oou gad Cartwright scores iigiiin nil scvapeh anil sfvaaa|ic (lot)o vn allU iii •l variiisli. I nd you te k ! imi vaiiiisli rcniovei- and lek all (lor varni?li nil. cow, here, tek snni " zalic cs id nnil j)iid il iiii cicr piinail. ■ ill varnish id later " . Thus it was thai (Hir lilllr crew cliipiied. " varnislied " and lianled onr way up the ( n (l to our home port. e pulled into JNew London just as tiie new Swah class was getting in. A coup d ' etat was pulled liy onr enterprising first class and we had numerous heljjcrs down to the docks to clean ii]) the shi]). The plan l)aeklired on us wlien we luid lo Id llir new recruits go after they had ihoroiighlv sanded down the decks — for us to clean up the rest of the after- noon. It was indeed good to get hack to a comfor- tahle hed after three weeks of sleeping in a cocoon-like position that was necessary in a hammock. The showers were wonderful — you never miss the water ' ti ll the showers run dry. We were clean once again — and underneath that grimy exterior we found that there was a sure ' nuf tan. There was liberty that night for all hands to get us set for the ensuing day ' s One uttv to net iihoiird ff lint do they mean, Joe? It ' s better than a fireriu nt travel which was lo take our class down to New River. The I ' irsI ( " lass was scheduled for a week of A. . iiido( liin;iliiin a! I ' riir ' . Neck and ui ' were lo hi- i( ni|picl l on oiii- o Mi for a wick. At ihis saiiii ' liiiii ' . ihr lii ' sl pari of ihc alphahrl wa ailoal ill liir (. L ' i- slopped in al ihe l)r Toilngas and visited lh ' roriiiir Federal I ' lison which was in oix ' ialiou ihiring the (iivil War da s. They stopped in al places such as lla ana, .A ' ew Orleans. Miami and Si. I ' clers- Gollfi .t-ri ie. l is cr; ' hiirg. There was inuch speculation as to our future ports-of-call. as all of our liark mail was read and re-read. It j)roniised to be a good cruise. We were hardly prepared for the " accommo- dations " that were waiting for iis at the station. There were two A-1 Troop Sleepers to take us on our thousand mile journey to Wilmington, N. C. But upon introspection wc decided that there really were others who were giving up just a little more than we were at tliat lime. The train took us soutli acro s tlie Hell Gate Bridge j)arallel to the Manliattaii skyline to Penn Station. A short fifteen minute hreak fol- lowed and we once more were nti I lie r(dl. The industrial smoke of Jersey mingled witli the dusk vliicl- later lilended into ilaikuess as we came llirougli Delaware. Maryland and finally irgitiia and ashington, the C.I.C. of the world at tlie time. There was a short two hour layover at ash- ington wliieh gave us time enougli to call up any connections that we might have in tliat city to let llieni know that we at Ica-t liad tliouglil of them. I lir troop sleepers turiiid out to l)c a lot l)etter than we had counted on ])ecause they afforded a soft horizontal surface that lent itself well to tlie accunuilation of shutcyc. We chugged out of Washington into the night to head for North Carolina. Dawn found us at Hielimond. where we oscillaleil l)ack and forth IP hunter Field day imdcr tlir iiifliioncc of viln-alioii- iiiducod l)y a )anl eii iiu ' . Hut this came lo an cuil and mc pot underway on the last hip of our journey. iNow we coiikl sit nj) in the sooty car to watch tlie southern scenery snap i)ast. There were toplieavv neirro W ' Onien liahineing haskils ol huMi(h ' on ihiii ' lie. id- in ihe -ni.ill lnuti-. 1 hiii- were endh-ss fiehls ol cotlon. tohaeco. and pea- nuts willi an occasional oasis here and there where a rarriur hail liuill hi- Ikhiic I he oasis would In ' an island ol pine- lisinj; out of the seas of cotton and sheltering a elaphoard cahin. There was a lnlrt -toj) at a local ]iiii(li()n where (he picannin racketeers shook down the c-adet corps hv vendin ; their walernielons for only ten times the market value. nd llien wc rode into ilniinfiiton. £ " Uiippy hour ' ' In llic depot. ir;;il a carr iii on hi- n-iial flirtation with the local I ' .S.O. rcpre.-entat i e. to pass tin ' linn ' nnlil we picked np tin- thread of our journev. Here c were nnt h Mr. ( " assid who later wa- cnu ' iii IrncIoi- in matters lepal. It wa he who ot u- loailcd into the liii; hu.scs that were lo tran-potl n- lo ( loni I Inin-i- Bav. Kill him. Georpe At the Coast Guard detachment of the Marine Base here, we w ' re assijiued to a reil hrick huild- inp surroun lcd hy pines which moain-d in tin- hreeze that hlew off from the sea. Ilu ' re was a lonjs dorniitorv-like room which wc would soofiee down each niorninf; and thoroughly wet down tin- j;i ' ar lt ft uniler the sacks. The routine of tin- day would jiel under way early with cleaning iij) — then chow — and then a formation before wc would i)ile into the LC I ' V and L( " .P " s for the morniiif;. There was a mock-up where wc prac- ticed landing, simulating coniinii alongside a Sonir i iiys norrr roir iijt « Machinax:, Oiia id transport. There was also tlic I)i;h1i outside where we coiikl rido the waves clear into the sand under landing cuiidilions. The Cohh at this lime had just had its pro- peller shaft hent after a unfortunate contact with a stray sea huoy and was limping into Charleston harhor for rej)airs. There was a hurricane following them up the coast. It was during this phase of the cruise that Batdorf and Rayacich gained lasting fame among the more unseaworthy. They dieted on a simple fare consisting largely of soda crackers and oranges for the entire period of heavy weather. It was this same storm that kept us navigating on the Inland aterway, out of the range of the large seas, that existed outside of the surf line. After venturing outside for a few minutes into the heavy waves created liy the passing storm, we decided we would learn more hy " casting our hread " upon calmer waters. This Inland Waterway was something new to us. It seemed to he a nietiiod of " heating the system " to he a])le to take a cargo down the coast without running into any of the dangers that coastwise offshore shij)ping would en- counter. t( hfit, no F(tr Is? rt« Oiie R,04 cUe Lnnilini: rnijl. uolf Tlicrc was llic liiiii ' when m ' wc n- l;ikin ciiil to sec a niglit opcialioii tairicd out l)y iie jro marines. It wasn ' t i articularly iniitressive from our point of view Iml it wa an opportunity to observe how lIic other half of our l)rotliers-in- arms worked. They hail an unloading ramp consisting of a set of rollers to set supplies ashore — this was the trickiest segment of the night ' s work — perhaps our apathy was due partly to ignorance of the prohlem and its solu- ti(jn and parth to the high degree of sleepiness that we were possessed with at that hour of the night. We spent one very enjoyable week here and on the following Sunday, the First Class came hack to us, and the whole of tin; corps found itself at the Rifle Range. Here, oin- (juarters were substantially the same only there were more of us in a larger room. The rainy season took its toll of actual tiring days but we managed to run over the iiiurse. We fired the M-1 and the .45 jjistol dur- ing this week. At the last of the week the first part of the ali)habct, i.e. the Cobb peoi)lc. came in from their cruise. There was nuich talking and comparing of experiences — More names and addresses changed hands — the " word " was passed on various places to be sure to see. We were particularly warned about the vicissitudes of Havana, and told to hang on to our hats. Safely in imnibers And everywhere that Mary ttriit The last rainy lay »1 ' that rainy week, we piled into trncks to l)e convoyed over lo ( " harlcs- ton. Of course it rained a lillh ' harder lliaii it hail ihc week. heror ' and those nnhiek) Irucks wilhoiil canvas canopies were slij;lill damper after passing through t-ach successive s(piall. We did make pretty good time all ihi- way. The convoy rolled past cypress trees loaded with Spanish moss — past huge army camps — past trailer camps — small Carolina towns — • pine forests. Finally we saw the tall Inidge spanning a river and leading into the big city of Charleston. Our est ' ort had the way pretty much cleared for us to go right up to the Navy Yard where we pulled in late at night. Our first sight of the Cobb at (Charleston was not too impressive — our second sight confirmed tile first. But with characteristic cadet pessi- mistic ])hilosophy, we consoled ourselves with the thought that the Fall leave would ])e tri])ly enjovahle after coming ofT the cruise. Her shaft had liecn repair(-d anil our BS 181 (Bony Sinker 181) was ready for a hrand new hatch of eager, hright-eyed cadets. The mess deck was something far out of this voild. There were a few " left over cartoons thai had hei ' u left hy those who had gone hefore and did lillle to rouse our depressed spirits. The herlli d Mk Avas several degrees less hot. The fire room was the nearest approach to Hades yet devised — like a hack page out of Dante ' s Inferno. We jiieked the zero datum jilane for measurement of tem- perature as that under the nund)er 2 l)lower on the herth deck. (This would he ahout 90 degrees on the ordinary fahrcnheit scale.) Things looked hlack — with the possi])ility of heing hlacker if we stayed too long in one spot. We " shook the dust " of the Navy Yard from our screws early the next day and ]tut out to sea to get an idea of the performan ' e with the new improvements installed. Tiiat evening foun l us anchored hack in Charleston Jiarhor with the prosjjcct of lii)erty. Charleston didn ' t pan out to(» well as a liherty town. The duty had ' one more new inconveni- ence known as a security watch which consisted of carrying a rifle during four hours to guard against some one stealing our gallani ship. Anyone familiar with the average cadet mind would recognize immediately the timidity with uliich such a sid)ject would he approached hy Casually Handle him gently the cadet style of thought and the natural a] | rehensions associated with such a detail. Charleston was left hehind in our wake and our stidiiiv u was pointed southward. The COBB would di ide ihc cadets into two groups; one half going lo ihe hilgcs for engineering, the other lialf heing turned into deck apes. Tin; engineering was further suh-divided into two ,, y . -TT — I The Const GitiinJ tit inirk first-hand dope on llic piactical side of luriiiiig water to steam. ' ] he eiifiineeiinfi eoiiises here were (|iiite intensive notwithstanding; I lie aiitiiiiie niaeliiiiery. The deek watelies for our ehiss eon- sisted of C.I.C., qiiarterniasl ' r, lookouts, wlieel. and signal hridge. There was a eoncurrent na i- gation course whose (hiiiy (lasses were uni- versal ly opened hy: " Ahlihlihli! Seeond elass- nien go hreak out the sextant. Ahhhh! Take a sunsiglit. " In addition, we had slalioiis on the 2lJ " s, the two 5-inchers, the depth charge racks, e were given some very good experience w itli this phase of shi])hoard life. There were stations for the arioiis drills: Ahandon Ship, General (_)iiailers. and Fire Drill. The canteen was opened dail and we supplemented our rations wilii liixiuies such as " cokes " , Mounds Bars, and peaimls. Pf ' rhaps more lastinii lliaii aii otiiei- iiiipres- ( i-tinil- ! nni hriiliip Ciitlels insppclinii an ore vessel 1 sections: llu- en iiii ' nioiii ami llir liii- iimm I in order oi seiiiorilN. or iimrse order of degrees r iilireiilieil. I riie first class inlieriled llic engine room with its tiirliines. hot wells, ami luil plate lor cliou. 1 Ik ' second class weie assigned ( con- demned i lo till- liir iciom where we were to " el !» T " • ' . JH JPlti X 111 m 7i ifi ' iiV ' mi . " 4RMi I.ons nnv iloiiii sion of the traininj; here was the fiierooni. Here we would soak up the less warm aii- of the blowers for four hours while the i)aiiit on the bulkheads peeled, our shoes cracked, and our mouths parched. It was hot stuff. The fire room was the kind of a place where one expected the watcbstandcrs to have pitchforks and forked tails as standard equipment in the uniform-of- the-day. Naturally the liberty was the only thing that cadets voluntarily talked about on tliat trip: so we ' ll volunteer a little information on that phase. The ports were in chronological order: Havana. St. Petersburg, New Orleans, and Miami. Havana was the place. Tlie first night saw, among other things, a U.S.O. dance at the Hotel Nacional — which introduced us to some eli- gible young ladies. The next tliree days were spent capitalizing on the first night. W e bought alligator hides in various forms; bought castinets for only three times their real value; and were taken for numerous rides I literally anil figura- tively) by those enterprising taxicab drivers. 1 lu ' (iapildliii a- IMU iiilc ir-litig. I In} liad a diatniind niouiiled in the eeiiter of tilt; city at this imposing capitol biiililitig: and they also had large brass [lorlals upon ubich was en- gt ' a ' d the history of (luba. tiip to ihe (luban iNaval Academy did nniciio to cement amicable relations — very beautiful school in verv beau- tiful surroinidings. e were reluctant to sa goodi)ye, as we stood at " Attention to Port " steaming out, with Kl Morro and the cliaracter- istie odor of tiu! bide factories of Havana left beiiind. Si. Petersl)urg was a clean slerili ,ed iiltle rexMl town with wartime eniptine s wlien we Our sleek icehreakeT MA NSH£CT£y " (Itn lcn tlii ' P . , A II ilntpr r(irncntnitinu " I oif. II hen I utis II riiilel . . aniM ' d. I lioir L.S.O. jiaxi " us a l)i Iiii n. Tlicir pelicans fascinalcd lis. Tlicir C.oasI (liiard Air Station fiiriiisliril us with more air|ilan( ' liilr- iii id coiis and Kinglislicrs. New Orleans was an inlaml poll one Inmdicd miles up llie river. Tliey fiave us a danee. a • liauee to have our whites laundered, and a tour of the city. Some of the boys took trips on llie five-decker excursion hoats — others look chances on pinhall machines. Miami was G.I. town. We clocked midst a fleet of PC ' s. e made a Ijig impression on the dock at Miami, the first time we put our liow in some of it floated away. jNIiami offered Lissen ' s Bower with " (hurley the waiter " and other sideshows — three hotels of aves and Spars and a i)arty at Coral Ga] les. During the day hours we would have Gunnery practice offshore, iisin tlic 2() " s and the five inchers — eacli day we would set out past the site of the Inioy wliich had ])ccn treated so hadly by our ship a niontli liefore and we would oli- serve a fitting momentary silence. But wc were not sorry to see the wake huh- Iiliii off to the south and to sei the C.ohb knock- ing oH the parallels of latitude on her way liack to our home. So once again we put into New London to receive a fat leave allowance and a lovely two weeks before Ijeginning our Second class year — which naturally just flew by — . And so wc found ourselves lined ii]) in the (jiiadrangle in the process of getting the word on our First Class Summer training. It was whacked u]( into two iiarts - - the Lakes [ilus the Ride range and the soulhern cruise with an aljilialieliea I split In decide ihi- older of iinder- Chof) sitey, Miwkinaw style I, r It just ain ' t goiiii: to fit Coiittlr, SchiiiiKulwr Irtis (ill taking. The Lakes cruise was sjii ' iil tin Iioanl the Mackinaw. Tlie Mackiiiaiv was a liig, fal. white ship, designed for cutting ice on the Lakes, which was to he a floating hairacks for several weeks. It was especially good for its engineering hecause of the liighlv modern equipment of her power plant. There were daily hoat drills, fire drills, storm drills and formation drills on the fantail. Only one-third of the time was availahlc for engineering. The sliip had a dual method of control from the Ijridge or engine room |icculiar to very few large vessels. Her modern machinery was a source of wonderment — she even liail huge vacuum cleaners for cleaning llie wiring of the electric motors. She had various other jjcculiar features: a vee-notch in her fantail; a towing engine for maintaining a constant strain on a towlinc; a third xrew well forward for creating a suction under llie ice whih ' fulfilling her prime function; a pump and tank assenddy for shifting weights from one side of tlie sliip to the other. Sonif inihtstritms . otiwrs tiifii ' l HI ■ Vie I ' lifiiiii ' i ' i ' s iliniiii: lor: I; lai: am Til «e Ira lo ra( aw tin Ja; clii Tlie deck sections took over tlie O.D. naviga- tion, and radar watclies. Tlie navigation on the Lakes was different than any hefore l)ecause of the apparent fear of Army Engineers to use fixed shore hmdniarks. Tlie liberty which we had was spent all too niiicli in touring the non-too-fascinating indus- tries of the Lakes. Vie had a nice dance in Dulutli f(d!i cd li llircf hours of Church liherty after wliiili f pulled up the hook and churned out under Duluth ' s aerial hridge. The next stop was Isle Hoval, where there was some very good fishing to he had. W c steamed east through the " Soo " where a week hefore we had heen guests at a U.S.O. dance following a tour of the locks of the " Soo " canal. The Muckinaiv called at Mackinac Island, made famous by Robert ' s book " Northwest Passage " . She put in pn 01)1 in pil flo and mart ' nolrhnoir h i i at Tlarlior Spviiifis wliore wo wore a aiii :iiosls at a tiaiiio wliiili ran coiiipctilioii with a l)iiij;o game. We made calls at Detroit and Cleveland where we saw the Ford | hml ami aii|ilaiir fac- tories respectively. From ClevelainI ( ' wciil iiuilh to HiilTalo where we entrained for our next weeks sla . llie Vt akefield Kille Han e. Here we were ciiln- tained hv a spiev I ' .S.O. sliow. relaxed loiiline and a Mr. Hiirhim- willi his woiidi ' rfiil Ucisiii . Tile week spent iierc was most enjo al)le and we were sorry to see it dci)art as we ajiain took trains for Chase Hall. The train was met at the station and it wa. to he no o ernif;ht on the soft heds of liie liar- racks for lis. W e vere to he on hoaid and sipiared away in no time flat. There ere t«o ships: llie Meugcs and our old frienil the Cohh. The Metifies was a sleek little D. E. that was a fine ship. It was a shame that the routine of the day was given over so whole hcartedly to chicken-farming. We stayed at New London a few days hefore putting forth on our voyage sontiiward. Every- one, except for a few chosen people, was " toss- ing his cookies. " The Menges had a varied roll pitch and yaw that sent all those with sfjiieamish stomachs, to the rail. The irgin Islands rose up out of the horizon to meet us on one hright morning as the radio squawked out news of peace negotiations. That nii;Iit we were ashore in St. Thomas and the news All easy itiiy to biljxe Thill isn ' t itliiil nn iriitih savs was officially con firmed. The town was like the violent ward at a mental institution. Tiicrc was much carousin r that night indeed. The day foilowin " : was the scene for much lahor and headaches. W e spent time tossing J)e!niies to I he xarioiis Mack skinned l)o s and thcii- rqiuillx Idack kirMird ist(M s ho (h) e lor the money. They " (h-essed hijl " " for A .-J. l)av to com- memorate llic occasion. The flags were taken d( sn lor ihe next few davs vhile wc stayed them. The two slii|) cinrrged Iroiii the Idue waters of St. Thomas to sliji out helween the islands and start the westward run towards Cn])a. There was daily target practice with the tliree and five inch giuis. There was A. A. practice on star shells with the twenties, forties, and the other guns. Vi e l)omharded a beach using salvo fire. There was a simulated attack upon a non-existant sub- marine. There w-ere geysers of salt water Ijlown up by the deplli charges set for near-surface. And so it went. Vi e came ii]) the long scvthe-like sweep of the West Indies. Puerto Kico jiast Ilispaniola. across the Windward Passage and finally to Cuba. There was an isolated little city on the north- east end which had ])een picked for our port-of- iSorji)ll; ' s pride looks over the iS ' orlh call. Tlie name of this little biu ' g turned out to be Antilla, where they sold Chanel No. 5, im- ported nylons, hay rum and other articles to the eager custonuMs n were in for a two hour li])erty. hen tliis liberty expired, we were whisked across Bahia Nipe to another little The tvej) Koes ashore in ( ' ,hebo !:iin o( iin acl m ou Frond niiinid nnd tfljsjuirii town called Preston ulioj c niairi wcallh was made in sugar growing. e liad a tonr of tlie plantation on their narrow-gauge railroad net- work. There was a dance for us also. A e left Preston hehiiul with two S. P. " s and a desire to put more latitude hctween us and the places we had, so far, visited. Tiu ' S. P. " s were picked up hy the Menges in a tpiick retiiru trip. Vi e ])oked our noses into llaiuillou. Berniiula, to s]i( ' ud the renuundcr of our uuincy and some of our tinu . It was a piaint spot which was unfortiniately in the midst of a woman shortage, necessitating tiu ' turn to tag diversions char- acteristic of the whole uuuuer. Vie sailed and won asainst the Roval Bernuula acht Cluh in lies. SoTue spearing of fish was done on the reefs off shore liii i ling )nld he had for a uegligihlc fee — rhocolale niall ' ds could be drunk with snuill strain on the wallet al the N.O.B. There was a dame al ihr » XTicer ' s Cluh for us on ihe ia l nighl we were in Bermuda and. .-iiiie w r wiie ouK hxd ing loiwaid lo a large two xe(k lia e in a feu -hoil da . il dichl t make loo nuich dillrniK e. lion ' I believe it So there we were knocking off knots in a northerly direction and anticipating a large homecoming. Tim first day we had put in at New York and we were going to have a similar lay o cr in Menemsha Bight at Alartha ' s Vine- ard where we wer ' to have ] ulling iioat races hetween First Class crews of the two ships. The Menses won hv an oar " s hreadlh. Diesel dazzle (til Jl-04mwanxll Bo44.nd ' llii- ii( - 1(1 ;: 1 liark In i- v Lomloii cainc ail iini ' la l ratlit). W f l " -l nu lijiii- ill i; ' l- liiii; miilcruas. ()iM-lirml. I « i«-l liiiil ami lull |i(( ' tl jieciiicd lo liaM- the aiiic mmilM-r nt f.p.m. ' s — if till ' ciijiiiu- room tcli- ;iapli liail a ' nl. " ■lull a-lcin " . ' i|U lional)lr a- lo wlullii r an - lliiii would lia r cliangcd. So uc wound iij) our Acarlcmy sea can ri- in a |p|a c ol ' power — •jivinii up |)oulti laiinin;; lor life and seltlini; down lirialK lo lln- oll lal routine of a first-classman. AiHgnrn Fnlh, of course And sii lit hi ' il HO w ■ % M.mi ' 5 W? " " ir ' K " : f Dusty n ' ill i:el a queen Tlicre comes in llic life of t ' very man a time when lie fci ' ls tlie iirjie for femitiiiic comnanionsliij). even if onl lu-cause the swali rules so pieseiibe. For sonic of llie jjoor cK)istcrc(l cadets this poses a proh- Icni. Mow does one f;o ahont olitaininfi; said com- lianionsliip ' ; ' I ' hcre seem to Ijc several methods in Use at llic present time. I. I lie " put the nickel in llie slot " mclliod. Some- limes you ' ll wish that all you got was five salted peanuts. If one has a Colle je directory, he need only look therein to find a myriad of names. Lo. the falhicv in our little game; Names. Iiul no i i liires, aie to he found. How does one tell I he cpiccn from ihe sack? One doesn ' t. 2. Tlie " cight-thirtN " method. Some of the cadets, sad to relate, are not carbon copies of Rudy alentino. Rudy Vallee, or even Rudy Lcnczyk. In fact, there is a set whose dates are to see long-lost cousin John at eight Saturday night of a formal. Since the formal hegins at nine, a slight crisis has heen precipitated. The usual procedure in this case is to call each house at tlie College alphahetieally and heg for anyone to come down. The results are too hideous to mention. 3. The " has she got a friend " ? method. This is recommended only for those too sick to move from their death beds. The first axiom to be committed to memory in this, the most dangerous game, is that all queens have sacks for friends. Tliis rule applies to town and college girls alike. )r V " 3 z 1- }t . whtif hip tpvth vail have, grandma ¥sr0 (hnuinii tlittin at l nrk VecA Uiitlleilorl can lake a joke 4. The " blind stuniMing luck " inotliod. Used only by the sadder apples. How your looimnale, who is strictly a tool, can consistently dale Hollywood starlets hile vou are forced to sneak around with .M.l. freshman is incomprehensililc and a tribute to woman ' s inconsistency. Let us su] pose that our hero has a blinil date? Siiall we stumble up to the college with him? Any- thing for a laugh. He knocks at the door. The house uu)ther answers. If he is wise, he will go no furtiier. Outside of a considerable age differential. thi woman is Ijetter prepared to make your evening a pleasant one lliaii any rose-lipped maiden to come. But no. Our man came to see Eliza Gisb and by God, He ' ll see Kliza (»isb! Poor boy. Is tills she. with blue s|(arkling eves and shiny golden hair? Is tiiis ap[iarition. clad iu a low-cut sleeveless, backless, strapless evening g() n lii for the asking? ] o liiother ' . She is spending tbc- (• eniiig with the Sub l$ase lieiitcnaul in tin- coiner. l n. no. ibis can ' t be -be ((iiiiiii;; ijown tbe stairs. Give me Lena liie hxeiia fiotn lower Slobvania. (iive me the ])ridc of I ' ranken. ' -tein. 1 have my constitu- tional rights. Relax, brother. She is engaged to ouder ale man wiio is reading M;ii Das Kdjiitnl. Put that ring on my finger , v •• 1 i H I ou ' re snpposetl to look fit the snottuKin There ' s a fairly decent-looking damsel lounging about in a sweat shirt and dungaree trou. She would be presentable in an evening gown. ' " Can you tell nie when I can find Eliza Gish? " ' ■ hy, I ' m Eliza. Didn ' t tliink you were coming till ten. I ' ll be dressed in a jiffy. " A queen. Blind stumbling hick. Rosie seems tmnoyod. Jl illinm iliiirrets tells Mrs. Olseii our troubles On to tlic foiiM.il. ( Mi- lirro " u}u |iiT|il( ' xin jiroMciil .il llii- |iii-(nl iiiiinicnl i- in In make cini- versation w.ilkin;; ilnuii Moliegan Avfiiiic " Fiiniix . ' " a In-, ■llial it isn ' t raining t« nij;lil. It a a rains on llu ' nii;lils of fornials. " ill rcallv doon I. Iiiil il - a -iiri ' x a lo -tail a di-i iission. I Eliza is not lo Ik; IimI a tra so (•a il . " I liailn " t Tioficed. " lu• rolorls. ' ell! I- lia - a savvy cnaliui- licrc. ()iii- n . Iicin no sloin-Ii liinisolf. liitl- aiiloiiialiialK lo sppi ' oacli 27-A. " Look at those star?., would xoii ' ; ' Looks like they ' re moving across the hravrns. Thcx re really not. von know. Vi ere niovinji anil the are ' landing -till. TIkiI tnako life jii-l like a niirr - o-ioiind, doesn ' t it ' On the carousel yt u f;o round and round. trying to pick off the hrass rin wliicli is sillinji there, just as still as you jdease. e |)in madly around in .«j ace. reaching for a star which isn ' t niovinfi at all, hut seems to l)i- da liin ai ' ross the skies lo keep out of our grasp. " Eliita looks up al liini wide-eyed, iniuiediateh on the tlefensi e. If our lu ' ro knows enough to cpiil when he ' s ahead, she ' s his. Since that con]j)letes the material in his files, he keeps quiet. She ' s his. Chalk up another one for (l(i . We pa - the gate wal li. slii ering iti the chill Deciinher air. " Doe.-n ' l he get lo go to the dance? " asks she. Doesn ' t he gel to go. inileed. Little does the little one realize that this very same fourth classman |dead ' d with the guard s puul leader lo keep him on the gate, make him iliudi the old Alexander Ilamilton ' s nuist. — anything, so he wuuliln ' l have to ilrag Alice, the goon girl, tonight. " No, he has it tough. «dl. here are your flowers, fair one; I have lo iheek in. " Strike up the hand. e have arrived. I.illle i fi i l( ' . reuiildlion size titble Mmlrl tifliitircrs ■ymft CONVERSATION Willi, K 1) ' .I (;: " I know they ' re h . iml iIkn ' ic iii lirl ;iiiil I iloii ' l uaiil them stepped on. " " " There ' s tin- ii|il;iin of llir linxinf; Iciiiii o fi ' there. That l)i;i. dopcN one. " " " 1 think lie " s eute. ' " " ... So he shoves nie oil for Icn iiiiniili- . Iml I (luii " l mind. Tin loii j:h. I ' m ihinkin " lo myself, wail lill Ne f;el on the same ship and we ' re holli ensif;ns. Til show him. So I don ' l mind . . . " " ' " 1 know lies a nice f;ii . (!ai(d. hul do Noti liaM- to make eyes at him every time you go pasty " " The ohservatory? It ' s outside in the cold. You don ' t want to see it. It ' s supposed to he the most romantic spot on the reservation, hiil it ' s highly over-rated. " " Aow I ' d like ) on to knou that I put out good solid cash for those wilted gardenias. Where I come from, we huy girls orchids for every formal, but here it ' s different. e only get a couple of bucks a month, you know. " ' ' I was out with the prettiest l)oy Tuesday night. We had cocktails at the Crocker House. by don ' t you take me out there once in a whiles " " Let ' s go have a cigarette, huh " ? . . . Oh, no, I ' m not tired of dancing with you at all, it ' s just that 1 feel that I uuist have a weed or die . . . on know how it is, don ' t you? ' ' " 1 just learned how to dance this summer. We had special classes here at the Academy. You ' d never know it, would you? . . . Oh. you would. " " See that fish on the wall over there? I made that . . . Sure, we do all the tlecorating. The upper classes just lie around all day and then come down and dirty the place up at the dance so we ' ll have to work harder on Sunday morning. " " Yeah, I thought I ' d give the Coast Guard a break. Of course, I had offers from the Air Corps to join up as a major. Iml I said lo myself, do I want to flv like thousands of other guys? No, I want to do something dilVerenl. So I give the Coast Guard a break ... " " I think your gym is sooo beautiful. I ' ve been here for three years, but this is the first time I ' ve ever been to one of your dances. ou see, our house is located on such a remote part of the campus that the cadets just don ' t get up that far, I guess. I ' d like to come more often . . . Oh, you promised to liiing your sister to the next dance? How nice ... " " Look at that disgraceful evening gown. I ' d cer- tainly never be seen in public with anylliing like that. ould you go with a girl who had praclically nothing on? . . . Oh, you would. " Bueno, ehY " Into each life some rain must fall ... 1 could have been a singer, you know. Sure. After all, I ' m a pretty goo l looking, guy, even if I only have the word of ten million women for it. And I ' m a good singer, too. I ' m considered a hot rock in the Hoolac ... " " ■Lei ' s have some chow. Iinh? ... I know thai it ' s the third lime we ' ve ])ushi ' d our way toward lliat table, hut I love that jiunrli . . . No. 1 ilon ' l lliink it tastes like milk of magnesia at all . . . No. I simply adore your dancing: it ' s just that I ' d like some nice punch, that ' s all. " " There ' s that captain of the swimming leam . . . Good-looking? No. 1 wouldn ' t say so. He ' s just an- olliei- diindi Mick. " " It ' s nol iIkiI 1 (lonl want vour iiiinialMic. .luim. hut after all . . . fler all, you have olVcrcd it to every girl at the college . . . Surely, you can change your mind. Iiul a|iparcnliy you ' ve had yours changed for yiu. " " ... And 111 be ilarned if the dog didn ' t start digging for (i ll worms . . . Some joke, hub? I have a swali lill llial joke at i- iMy meal. The me.-s hall litcralh roik xsilli laugliler. ' " Now lislcii. lialiN. llial girl in (M ilaii(l didn ' t mean a tiling. I know llial Jimmy lold ui 1 was realK iiiakitig liini- willi litr. bul il wa all her fault, really. 1 wasn " l cii gi iiig Iwr a second thought. Can I help il if 1 knock them dead? " ft D. C. Uavis, vice-presiilenl : A. N. (Jardi-n. presiihtil : C I. F()- . sprietiiry " ... So ()ii -I c. now iIkiI IccIiIxs conit ' Ijack iroiii llif l ' ;i(ilii-. I caul ii «(ll ki(|i cDiuinp up III ciiir (laiii ' i- ... I ktiiiu llial I hilil on thai I liail lOi ' olli ' ii liiiii and Imiil (iii iiil . I)iil a ii ' l cliaii;.:!-.- Ini iiiiiid ra l. Allcf all. we do liaxc our olili aliipii- l(« I In- irliiiiiin vetfiau. " I don I kiio 111- iloi ' snl lake iiic on those lii|i-.. I ' lii a iMiicli lii ' lli r liairiiark than Rayacich is. Mr IIMI.«I liaM- j;iiaM ' hIiIi the coach oi ' oiiifthini;. I lion ' l know . " ' I ua- -a iii . llir lad ihal he ' s niiiiihcr one and I ' m arirhoi ' man dui ' -u ' l |ii ' om ' a thin;:, ll I |iut inv mind to il. our ]iositioiis uoiild |iroiiaiily lie rcvcr!i (l. Wail lill wc ict on hoard shij : I ' m a |ii ' actical man. " " Now. Ill ' - not hiim|i into tlic admiral apain ihir. time around. Alter all. 1 have only throe .spots to go hefore I ' m over tlie line, and I wouldn ' t exaeth like to he a ei ilian afiain. " " T " (l rcalK like to get yon alone sometime and really psychoanalyze yon. on know, that ' s really a fascinatinji; suhject. And you have so nuuiy luoods, Nou ' re so dee]). I mean ri ' ally deep. 1 jiet my best marks at the Collejie in that suhject. And you ' re so really interesting. Really! " " Oh, I ' m so thrilled. I really am. To think that you invited me u|i heie from your little old home ' i:. " " Maginnis ' s feet hnil ihte , ' .t f ' . l x- fttt h tlutsv ttlirrs. l.A. % ji9t«!t ' K»efma HiBte town wlicn you could li;nc liad your jtick of anv fjirl al iIkiI (iollc c. ICII rue a ain o ()u sjiuiiicd llial liliiiidr Ik ' U -lie li ' ii ' d lo lakr iiii a ta lioni " ... onr cold i f;clliii; wor c and oii c gol to go? But the CNcniu lias just lici;uiil . . . " ' One of tlic inosi iiilcrcsliuf; dcliaclcs in Academy life is the (dass uieeliuf;. l.el one fact lie i leal " ficini llie iicfiinninj;: Nothing is ever a(corii|disiied at llie e lliiuiis. Tile (lass jusi nieels. Shall we take a ])eek into one of the.-e oh, too cliaruiinj; interludes? The man callinf; the (dass to attention is Squirrtd Johnson. j)rohahly the most patient man in the Academy and therefore the one hc.st suited for the position of class president. Of course, the class does not pay too much attention to liini at this time. There are pool jiames to he finished, or con- versations to he terminated, or jokes to he lauj;hed at, first. A full five minutes usually ensues hefore quiet is supreme. " Squirrel " starts the hall rtdlinj;. The (piestion before the class is: hen inlroducin ;; a young lady in the receiving line, should one say, " This is Miss Jones " or simply, " Miss Jones? " " " ■C., Good ujlernoon. Sir! A hilficr lia.« (lie ll«or. " Now, when 1 was here llie first time, we always said, ' This is Miss Jones. ' riicrc was notliiiig cheap aliout us. We were a lictter class l)ccaiise of it. The corps is slowly go- iii ; to 11 ' II. W hilc we ' re on the siihject. I think we should have more uorkouts and fh in;; fives ... " Brnic points out that lie has strayed from the siilijcct somewhat, lie hastens to state, however, that tlie sj)eaker has hrought out some very ;ood jKiiiits. Has an onc else anything to say on the sujjject? A so-called " liheral " has the floor. ' " The way I see it, we ought to do away with receiving lines altogether. What useful jjurpose do they serve? Merely to confuse you as what to say. It ' s certainly a lot of work to pump ahout six hundred hands in one evening ' s time. liy don ' t they just get up on the stage like Ted Lewis used to do and yell, Ts everyhody happy? ' Then we could all answer ' No! ' and go hack to hed. " " Let ' s liave a vote! " Seconded. Ayes. Nayes. Only thirty-six people voted. Must he some mis- take. Count again. One hundred thirteen votes this time. Oh well, let it go. The ayes have it. A voice from the hack of the room: " T don ' t care what you guys do, I ' ll do it my way! " " My, it must he horrilde to he penned up like you hoys are, without any activities or anything. Why, you are socially immature! " Listen, lady, leave out that word socially. If there is one phase of Academv life which has gained tremendously in man-hours in tlie past hundred years, it ' s social affairs. Shall I cite instances? In one of the most farsweeping moves since the moving of the Academy to IMohegan Avenue. Cadet ciuipel services were moved from the aiulitorium to the Connecticut College chapel. The advantages, so a] tly stat ' d hy Chaplain Hodgkins, were two-fold: ill a man can worship (iod in an edifice hiiilt to glorify God and |2K it is easier to drag to chapel. If tiiere is any one tiuu " when it ' s more fun to eat turkey tiian usual, it ' s at a class dinner. The pur- pose of the candles at these affairs is not to hide llu stew, hut to provide a ronuinlic atnuisphere. W omen in evening gowns lend to accentuate that impression. Before partaking of this repast, we warm up hy showing tiu young damsels how to shoot j ooI in the rec rooms. Vi hat a horrihle hlow it is to oia ego when the young ladies from the country run through tiiree-and four-hall comhina- tions as though they were playing at tlic Men ' s Social ( luh on Saturday night! It htreii ' jti y,ft tht imlloons? nuif -aeTfiXi m I won thai myself Sonielhing juiiny. no doubt !T Maggie mid (Uirturight One lit iIk ' ir;ill rare Ircal.s on this rescr aliiiii is walclijni; a ]()2-| ()imil | antywaist swingiii i Itolli fif ls in a modified ei io[i of llie Deiiipsev iijipcrcut and yellin :. " nioider tlic liLinil " ' I ' lieie is no ease (III rciord as rl in uliiili a rcinininc fan aetualh " illinliid inlo llic rinji and lloored one of the con- lerlanls, ]jut only the restrained arms of tlieir Iicavier escorts have prevented -ucli an ocniirenee. Then tlierc are tlie picnics, God IiU-ss ' em. This form of social activity has many snhdivisions. One ol I he more popular is the " " noli ;ct a dale and I ' ll get the chow " type. Since the chow comes from the cadet mess, a few hours spent in tliis manner does not set the poor hoy hack a oiin ' i fortune. All adjourn to the cooling waters of Millers I ' ond. or some otlier fashionahle resort, lake IJieir shoes off, and start eating. It is true tliat some masculine minds ,«|ra from the so-called ohj(M ' li c of the | ir-nic. jiut that is neither here nor tlieic. Another is the Cor])S type, complete ilh mess hoys and juke hox. Such a one was thai held at JJoeky Neck during the last ( ' arry-On weekend. ' J ' he hot dogs alone, laid end to end, would have looked I idiciiliiu-. (Idiiple- Ji ed all o ei the place in dNn;;ai(e- and hoondockers. Then there arc those who just cuddle (lose to the fire; to keep warm. llV reall) amazing « s lold it can get at times. Informals aflei- alhietie e ent oeeni- «( often that the Academic Board was considering gi ing credits for ] roficicncy in social dancing. hetlier it he re ' ords or the Acadenn hand, the music is good, the lights aif low. am! I he punch is terrihle. The punch and sandwiches aie devoured more, hy the i . t ](eo|de stopping in allei a movie or a date a hoie than Ip lho e actualK attending the allair to get a little dancing in. There are activities loo. for lho e who consider this a mans Nvor Id. e peeiall on restricted eik- ends. Such groiip include the I ' rojieller Clul). the Philosophy (iluh. and the ( amera (Huh. The last-named organization, headed at present l(v " " SB " Lohoudger. is one of the queerest existent. I ' hey just go inlo dark rooms and enjo) themselves. I don ' t quite see the ])ictiirc, and confidentially neilhei- do thev. That ' s a joke, son. Hank Harman ' s group of aesthetic ) oung Jads sit aroinid on Friday night while their wives are waxing decks and discuss affairs of the mind. Im- metliately, one senses that something is amiss. No cadet in his right mind strains it more than the regulation nuuiher of hours per day. If they covered some of the more ethereal sidijects of the day, e.g., women, one could see their point. Perhaps Pm he- ginning to catch on. The Academv received its Prop(dler Cluh charter in early 19 I.t. Tliis event hidiight forth a host of jokes, mo-ll ol the " " Look. I ' m a screw " variety. iVevertheles?. this poor hegiiming has heen lived down and " " Boats " (Jarden and lii cohorts in office are doing a commendahle joh. ()iie ol their first moves was to sponsor a sea scout ship in town, thus fo tering a sea-going spirit in the hearts of i ew I iindon youngsters. PossihU the most | leasaiit -uipriM ' an under- graduate has in -lore for him i.- a i.-il to the hill. Since calling on lellow officers is a social requisite 1(11 ihe Noiing ensign, cadets are invited to the nnicer cpiarlers at fiequent intervals for refresh- ments and comersalion. Besides the fact that some- one in ariahl prings a knoll prohlem on an unsiL-peeling Admiral, the atmosphere is ])lcasant and the icf rohments are nu)st appetizing. The cadel are gi en a -light idea wlial llii ' (dd hraid thiid ahout and are gi en to ri-alize that apparent oppri ions oiiginating on the hill are friMpniilK oxcrsighl on liii ' part of the ollieeis concerned or a iiii-uiiili ' r laiMlin;: ol the cailil attitude toN aril these proiilems. The Cnnst Guard Acutlenn limid No. lady, when llic inis iion - a) s " well grouiKletl in seainansliip, the scionrcs, and the amenities " " it means seamanship, the sciences, and the amenities, not Jacolj ' s rock. The church pennant is the only flag that flies over the national ensign. Every cadet is required to attend divine worslii|). Catholic services are con- ducted on the reservation and nondenominalional services are held at llarkncss ( liapel, Connecticut College for W omen. Cadets arc allowed to go to any church of tlicir choosing in town. The Protes- tant chapel committee under Bol) Lee. and the Catholic committee undci- .l ihnii Bruce and Chuck Bisho] . have worked hard lo ;i- i l llieir respective chaplains. Protestant chapel committee : lioederker. W e--Ier. Fearn. Lee. Se(h irk, Sullivan. A. I). uuni; ft .% Callutlif ittnirnilfpp : Urook. ri nn. Hi linp. Ku-iiT. Hruce. (iuucher Rl MN(; 1,1(;11T l.llT: Page. Garden I editor I . Haves. Foss, D. D. Davis. I ' nsinn I 111. KUNNING LIGHT, f,lii.-.l ihis year In ' ■|! ;il- (;;inlrii. i- llir ali liil)lc. lis purpose is to proNJdc a liaiiiK retcrcnce lor toiirtli elassnien in iiiatlcr.s of routine and to pive iheni a General serviee and Academy baekfiroiind. The most pleas- inji addition this year is llir illustrated section on service etitjiiette. SURF N " STOKM. the Cadet ni()ullil magazine lias weathered many storms in liu ' |iast lew years, lull appears at this wrilinj; to lie makinii eonsider- al)le pro{;ress. L nder tlie capable leadership of G. I for Groton I Francis Rodgers, sweeping changes in makeup and content have lieen effected, and an cHieient and eager young staff organized to carry on this work. SURF N ' STORM stafl ' : Charleslon. .l(din on. Rodpers ( editor-iii-rhief 1 . Jenkins. Rouzie. MrKenne . Harnian. Heywood. Johnson pe lo k Lo 1(0 a- i» ?r ' «MemKfi! Asst. editor Rodgers nnil arlisi Rouzie Dear Reader: These are tlie people who have devoted much time and lahor in an attempt to give you the hest TIDE RIPS possible. Commander Sharp ' s hand guided us through many troublesome periods. Pat Bursley and George Rodgers conceived the theme of the book and carried it through to its completion. Spanky Parkhurst served in a dual capacity, trying to balance fantastic budgets as business manager and trying to sell every square inch of space available in his capacity of advertising manager. Cartwright Thompson displayed uncommon energy in his efforts to sell the publication. All the art work contained herein is Bill Rouzie ' s. Glenn Loboudger did a fine job on photography. CPhoM Bennett has our eternal gratitude for pro- viding us with nearly all the cruise pictures and for performing the more difficult dark room work. Their work left nothing for me to do but sit around and take the credit or lilame. as the case may be. The staff sincerely liopes that tiieir efforts have not been in vain. — The Editor Comdr. H. . ' . Sharp Faculty advisor Managing editor Paikhuist and circulation nianiiger Thompson I ' ltotognipherf. Lolioiulger (( i( Bfiintll m I hr most tnnninlir spol nn the reservation Barron to Pine lo Chance GRADUATION Take it easy, youngster. That ' s your name the man is calling. Step forward. Take your commission. Shake hands. Move. Move, don ' t just stand there! Your degree as Bachelor of Science. Shake hands. Smile this time. I know that people are watching you. our folk and vour girl don " t even see the admiral, they ' ie paying .-o riuirli iiltcntiun to ou. But don ' t lie afraid. Keep lh()s ' knees (piirt. Brace up, Keep moving. Tliis is the climax of three long years. Here ' s your Mliii-. Sliake hands. Smile. Smile. All right, it ' s all over. Look yourself over, youngster. ou are now an ensign in the United States Coast Guard. Capl. Diniiik receives commendiilion jrom Rear Admiral Clialker O wn nil Uiiiihi ' nn in the iiuiulniuiilv •I .1... " We liaxc luarcl llii liiloii ' . dl ' course. (Iver t)iie hundred men said lliis al raihiatiuii e (■r(•i e ini June fiftli. Some ol them a|(|iar ' iilly consich ' red themselves acconipUshed piihlie speakers, for liere they go again. Here tliey come iiiider the arch of swords. on have a commission and a wife. Iiotli in the period of a few short hours, oii-.e Iiitten off a pretty hig chew. kid. However, you ' ll always have someone waitiiif; ashor( (looil liiek. and (iod hless you both. ,( ' us boiv our heails in [inner A commission isn ' t enouiilt for some of us ♦ .. « .. ?sfr: ' ' ' w • « I - .; ■■ ■ - ' hK WHAT m Vflll •HBf Mayes, sec.-lreas.; B. C. Johnson, president; Tiglie, vice-president 7 4e 3IaU 0 I 9 4 7 Dear Cousin Mike. II 1 iiia lie allowed In coin a IKW jiliraj c. it .-; Iiccii a Itiiiii. long lime siiu ' e last 1 eorresponded to you a letter. As oii i Uiinlly reiiiemher. last time I wrote to you I was about to enter into tlie IJrotherhooil of C.G.A. Well, I entered, hut it seems there was a little misunderstanding. That joker )n look llie pajier I signed wasn ' t the representative of the Brotherhood of Cominunily Gar- ment-workers of meriea. Local o. 802 like I li ured. It seems instead of joining ihc union I plighted my trolli with Uncle Sam in tlic guise of the I nitetl Slates ( " oast (iuard. ii vay I was en- rolled as a cadet and thus hegan a life that was to bring me, as the recruiting j)oster said. " Travel, Education, Career. " ' And so. INIike. it came to j ass that the Class of 1947 entered through the gates of opportunity. InO nu ' Utally arrested young men all with one and only one question in llieir minds — " W hal in the name of the good St. Patrick am I doing here? " As Fatiier ' lime ' s beard got a little longer yours triil became nu rc like what I was supposed to be and less like 1 was. Things was hxiking up. The next thin;; I -a v was stars as I crawled out fidiii under a trunk. Someboch tHl a suitcase in my ham! and clled. " lUl, Mister, and step on it. " For three days all I did was carry trunks, handbags, suitcases, etc l ' iiiall ibrough the mist it came to me — 4lic uj(|i( ' r (ho- liail coiiii ' liomc. I lii ' ii il lail ' il all over again. Five minute reports, third eoiiiinct. " Hrace up .Mister, " " Yoll aill " t lieen lieaviii around. " " OL ain ' t been llii .... " " l)iit wliy i;o on, just ihinkinji al)oul il makes me lireil. I ' m telling voii Mike 1 never heen through sueli a mailliouse since the lime we were trying to j;ct the 8th Ave. suhway alter the IJums heat the Cards two games in a Sunda (lonhieiieader liaik in ' 42. The year passed quickly though and pretiv soon we were through with it all. But the day hefore it ended something new started, .lune 6, 1944, the day hefore gradua- tion, the long awaited D-Day. The next day the class of ' 45 gradu- ated. As c passed in review to the strains of Semjier Paralus tears were flooding my eyes, there was a nail coming through the heel of my shoe. After graduation things went from had to hetter. The two upper classes went ou a long cruise on the world ' s most unique (a master- piece of understatement) aircraft carrier, the venerable U.S.C.G.C. Cohh known to her more intimate associates as the B.D. 181 I B.D., short for huoy destroyer. I But in spite of our galvanized hath tuh we all had a 4.0 time. hat ports we hit, Havana, New Orleans, Havana. St. Petersburg. Havana, ] Iianii, Havana, and some port in Cuba the name of which 1 can ' t recall. Well soon the cruise ended and we were liack to the regular grind again. Back to studying, running the swabs, studying; I ' m telling you Jlike if I do any more studying I ' m going to be as smart as Larry McPhail. Before we knew it another graduation was upon us and once again we were deep in the work of getting another class on the road to the top of the hill. Finally the big event came off and we officially donned our first class stripes. Mike the feeling that swelled up in my breast can he compared only to the feeling I felt when we knocked that Canarsie-Greenpoint line trolley car over the afternoon that the Bums won their first pennant in twenty years. Socially speaking the cruise that summer wasn ' t the success that the one previous was. X hile we did meet some very charming ])eople and visit some very interesting places it did not quite meet the standards of the summer before. It was good to get back to the Academy after the summer. I said to myself as I endured the first of my several restricted months. One thing I like about being in New London, the weather is so awful tliat you don ' t mind ])eing restricted l)eeause vou don ' t want to go out e en if you re not restricted which isn ' t the case vcrv often anywa . But there I was l)iding my time waiting patiently, waiting for the day when I would bear thos e words tjiat would set me free. I hose beautiful words that make you a man among mice; those words that mean security, social standing, and success: those words that guarantee " Travel. Education. Career. ' ' Vi ell Mike. I have to hurry iU)W because in a little while I go over to the auditorium and get that little piece of paper that I ' ve been waiting for. Pretty soon I ' ll he able to look back with ])ride and say, " Now when I was a cadet . . . " and if you don ' t think that I will Mike you ain ' t got the brains of a Giant fan. So now for my last statement to you on this day of days when I take niv step forward to make by mark in the world. I would like to say with all the sincerity I can muster up in mc, " God help the Coast Guard on a night like this. " Your ever lovin ' cousin, McGlNNIS. Comdr. H. S. Sharp class adviser WILLIAM LAMB AITKEMiEAD Golden, Colorado Hasn ' t made a sound in . ' i years . . . Keeps his radiator filled . . . Lamb — tell lln- people — who is Rosita? . . . Slasher . . . Strictly a Golden hoy (Golden. Colorado) . . . Eyes are Colorado-sky hlue . . . Worries about keeping up his A average . . . The Danmork cruise swab summer proved he was really alive, anyway . . . Army junior . . . Rosy cheeks . . . Powerful, can probably lift a Packard ... A swab runner? Brother, just ask Dennian . . . Cherubic . . . An old hand at G-A parties . . . Harmonica virtuoso . . . Given to strong language, especialK lien adjusting collar buttons . . . Laughs once in a wliile . . . Goes a different [)lace every leave . . . Conceited? He says women never wave at him. but we know, don ' t we? . . . Any girl wonld gi e her silk stockings to fondle those cheeks . . . Likes pretzels witli liis beer. 1 ilOV KMUn Ai GELL Milford, Connecticut Gooch . . . Sleepy, easy-going, and as hard to get along with as a pet hunting dog . . . Wrestles when he wakes up for it . . . Barked at us as M.A.A. during our second class year . . . Only conserv- ative influence at those stormy class meetings . . . Gave impres- sion of having no strain with anything here . . . Resemhles a totem pole when smiling . . . Resemhles a good natured totem pole anyway . . . Nautically inclines self toward Sayhrook on w ' eekend cruises . . . Reputed that nickname was originally Hooch . . . Prefers women round, firm, and fully packed . . . Noted for complacency of a stone idol . . . Never gets excited over anything, no matter how hig . . . Motto: never do today what you can put off until tomorrow . . . Sense of humor slow and appreciative . . . Favorite source of irritation is difficulty removing wrestling gear . . . Classified as small and easv. CHARLES FREDRICK BAKER Los Angeles, California One of the finer reil-niike8 . . . Has been kno vn to sponge off friends on leave . . . Usually in debt . . . An ice cream and cake lover and a bagpipe and slasher hater. Chuck has one of the hot- test tempers in the class . . . Formerly of Cheyenne, Wyoming . . . His tough hombre physique naturally led him into football and thence into basketball . . . ' " Le coiffure de Baker " is the despair of several of the would-be operators ... A vocal summons which strikes terror into any nearby gnomes . . . Never cracks a book and heartily condemns those who do . . . One of our brighter bull session artists. I LELAID COOK BATDORF Erie, Pennsylvania Ltlaiul. iiliiij Du?tybutt . . . Fiiuious for systematic approach on life . . . Has leaves planned out six months beforehand and broken down into an iron-chid mimeographed daily routine . . . Low center of gravity made him a natural for soccer and boxing . . . Solid as the rock of Gibraltar . . . Chronic slasher . . . Often swims to work off excess energy . . . Hails from the biggest little city on earth. Erie. Pa., where everything from the best square- headed stove bolts to the more deluxe concrete mixers are turned out . . . Believed to own stock in the Chandjer of Commerce . . . Musical talent consisted of a short-lived career as bugler . . . Now confines self to a l)asically on-key rendition of " When Frances Dances With Me " while alone in shower . . . Heave around to the point of tearr in the hole . . . Mo-I iioii-reg act ever committed was shortstopping second classman — just to see what would happen. DAVID PROVED DATES, JR. Missoula, Montana From the backwoods of Montana . . . Blond, wavy haii ' plus salesmanship equals hroken hearts . . . Radiator fan on cold days . . . Swimming manager ... ' " I only regret that I have but one life for my girls ' ' . . . " Dippy " is more than apropos . . . White picket fence philosophy . . . " Cocktails for two for me " . . . Throws a mean leg on the dance floor . . . Something hard, something smooth, something mellow, and a fire in the fireplace . . . Eat. drink, and be merry, for tomorrow ' . ' ' ... A willing and cooperative member of any bull session . . . Letters and more letters . . . Average student . . . Incongruous nose . . . Cuddles with a bed warni r on a Conneclic ill winter night . . . Engineering duty pre- ferred . . . Nomadic cotmr ationalist . . . Pleasing personality . . . Conscientious worker. CHARLES DELACOlll BISHOP CUicitiio Illiiuns His pride in life is his pliysi(|iic. ;m(I swabs will loni: reiiicinber his " joy through strenglh " imiNcmciil . . . The beauties of Chicago extolled in their own South Side jargon when he is prompted . . . His capacity for food is fantastic yet he never gains an ounce — classmates and underclassmen suffer . . . Has a full past, has been everything from insurance salesman to undertaker . . . Master of humor . . . He can pull out an old standby and camou- flage it past recognition for entertainment at a yell practice, play or bull session . . . Ardent debater on matters philosophical — an idealist — but strong willed in abiding by his rigid code of ethics. ft n mi AATIIOXY BOGll ' Kl MerUlen, Connecticut Ideal product of America ' s Ideal v ar Community . . . (Court- esy of Chamber of Commerce) . . . Staunch defender of Meriden ' s tradition for erecting a granite shaft to the dog catcher of the vear . . . Claims stone fences do have a use . . . Chow hound supreme . . . Sack rat superior . . . Captained the class soccer team three years . . . Directed the cadet hand . . . Slush pump opera- tor extraordinary . . . Sings like Caruso, both tenor and bass . . . Name and address of fiancee: None, except for one in Providence, one in Norwalk. one in ( ' hi. and three in Meriden . . . Claims he spends the first night of each leave at home vilh the folks — uh huh! . . . Continually conducts mental shake outs in class with the profs winning, ordnance in particidar ... To the call. " Oh. Bo!!! ' roommates respond, " That ' s no oboe: that ' s my fife. " tf s JAMES WILLIAM 60LDING, JR. Cradock, Virginia " Two-star " or Boklini . . . Joined tlie Navy when he was a very little boy . . . From Noah ' s Ark he shipped to the Arkansas, St. Louis, Burnett, McCatcley, and NAPS . . . A bilger at CGA . . . What a line! ... If you believed everything he told yon you ' d never get any sleep . . . And when he ' s sleeping don ' t wake him for he comes up swinging. Init hard . . . Achieved fame as a crew on the sailing team and chairman of the squawk committee for ' 45- ' 46 . . . Has a mania for standing near truck tailboards when gear falls off . . . Together with Mary Danaber he can drink all the coffee made at tlie College Diner, when he ' s not playing bridge . . . Laconic. !T .[■ ' .■i ' ' ' - " " . ■ ' ■ ' yM..-- pri Sel of nil Fa s I NICHOLAS Un, JR. Muutclair, iSeiv Jersey Came straight to us from the red and hlue of Pennsylvania . . . Was a hig gun frat man there — and kept it up here . . . His wail hefore tests and finals is heartrending — hut he always passes safely . . . His most successful musical attempt i tlie radio, though his guitar playing hrings to mind " The Martins and the Coys ' . . . Likes the fine things of life — liberty and parties . . . His orgies are famous and renowned along the entire coast as the Academy ' s hest . . . Turns a beautiful hlue every hoxing season — hut swears he loves it ... A. C. proved a particularly tough nut to crack . . . For this he has many theories . . . Enjoys sleeping — and eating . . . His blond locks have sent many away raving, but down South was his real glory. RICHARD B. BOWDEX, JR. Bora Grande Florida Favorite expression: " ThatV a deliberate violation of military precepts. " . . . Braces up like a Swab when in public eye . . . Em- phasizes military side of things . . . Believed to have seen too many moving pictures as a youth . . . Not acclimated to Yankee weather . . . Insists on having a ninety degree temperature in his hole to counterbalance frosty Connecticut outdoors ... At table promotes debates among the Swabs . . . Dresses with care and precision . . . Self styled critic of womanhood ... No more conceited than rest of us . . . Known as handy boy around town back in the home city . . . Now fits into song of " Pony Boy " . . . Has had special difficulty with all subjects except A. C. which is exceptionally worse . . . Fairly broad background . . . Will improve with age. V ' C. DONALD ltRADeillli Hdrrisbiir Penns Iv(iniu ' ' Stoop " is no small feller ... At times gets in his own way . . . Footballer . . . Lumbering-basketballer . . . Has been likened to a 150-lb Newfoundland chasing mice on a waxed deck . . . Persi- flages impartially often with disquieting sagacity . . . Undergoes astounding metamorphosis on the dance floor, displaying Astaire- like technique with rhythm to spare . . . Navy signalman back- ground ... A steady member of the Century Club, living under the shadow of the axe with a total lack of concern . . . Sings each popular song in jive . . . Practices harmonica with a criminal lack of aptitude . . . Irrepressible classroom warrior . . . Thoroughly good-natured. Ac lin Sci Tl ni( m me I Liiuaiti JAY HERBERT BRAMSOJl Cleveland Heiiihts Ohio Tulagi. the Sea-Jockey . . . Hard-bitten . . . An institution at the Academy . . . Former class now of flag rank . . . Around re-exam time he nightly dreams himself neatly centered in a gun-sighl . . . Scuttlebutt had him on W.P.A. liefore C.G.A. . . . " Operator " . . . The word is Bramson ' s, the quotes ours . . . Even hands his grand- mother a line . . . Hot tonette virtuoso . . . His vocal repertoire is more extensive . . . Astounds all as he swings from " Benny Haven Oh " to sundry Christmas carols with all intermediary steps . . . Drives Swabs insane with original question and answer quips . . . " Who dines? " . . . " Amplidynes, Sir!!! " . . . Serious minded mo- ments catch all ])y surprise. JOHJl HEMY BRllCE Boston Massacliusetts lli ;iiiii in lilt ' i- l record ( ' i hit of information that comes his v a lo ;il(-(tili it al a later lime . . . Sj)ends every spare minute reading a hook — even the ten mimites given him to turn in after lihertv . . . Siglitseer extraordiiiarv . . . Explores foreign restau- rants with an accent on li h . . . (loa?! Guard since he was knee high and ant engine rinu dnty . . . Quiet — he is afraid to lose his Ho loti acceiil alter having lived witli " Kehel " Fuller for so long . . . Mature in his iewpoints f seldom expressed hut always present) . . . Intense in hi- desire t(» make the hesl of his oppor- tunities. f GEUKCE IIEKBEKT PlTHICk lilliSLEV Mexico, D.F., Mexico " Pat " . " ( .iilni ' in " . or the " Vinbassatlor ' . . . The perfect gentle- man and (til. wIkiI a MmMilliic . . . Scrxeil lime in the Navy anrl at Texas A M . . . Pal always makes liit- iiia ter copy for hih reports . . . Never misses a hand-ont at his aunts place at Ocean Beach . . . Adores enchiladas (I don ' t know what they are, either) . . . Just can ' t take cold weather — but can really operate in white service and among espanolas, where he was duhhed niiiy siinjxUico . . . We think so too . . . Famed for jutting jaw whenever concen- trating on pool shot or fastening collar . . . Pigeon-toed gait . . . Official translator of " El Eco " for class of ' 47 . . . Bitter squawker about noisy sections. EDWARD DAVID t ' ASSIDV JSew York Neiv York Jello has never been known to make a sudden motion . . . The original master of the wihed coUar . . . His first (kite was at CGA . . . Improved rapidly hut collars still seem to will . . . Maginnis likes to jitterbug, and always seems to be idling his motor . . . He lets the girl do all the work . . . Maxed Courthouse Bay and Law before the change ... A restricted man s formation wouldn ' t be the same without Maginnis . . . Duty officers always seem to mis- understand his intentions . . . Likes " Oklahoma " music . . . Saw play about six times . . . Hooks on the ol " slop-chute in the mess ball . . . Always wants to tar and feather the mess committee . . . Came straight to us from Flushing, where he someday wants to return . . . Stole O.D.V word once in mess hall, and lost ten pounds in the bargain. wm EDWARD EGDERT CHAMDERS San Francisco California One of our more habitually short-circuited live wires . . . Ac- tivities include everything from wading on the brink of Niagara Falls and tempting the law in Southern California to endanger- ing his future with a dive from the foreyard of the Danmark and to showing favoritism towards the daughters of some of our more influential people . . . He has been known to stall, confuse, and astound helpless instructors until the bell rang . . . Mother left California ' s sininy clime to provide the Nipper with home- cooked chow and a car in old New London Town . . , Ardent member of the radiator squad . . . Our mental prestidigitator has yet to see the light of lasting love, but not through the lack of effort . . . Will certainly be the life of any station. ' f M ' : WILLIAM RISSELL CIIADLER Milfortl Connecticut Confiniicd worry varl on chow, studies, fiance, his weight, and the sysleiii . . . H;is rc;iclioii;iry ideas and nnd ' wcs aiiue motions with his hand- when larkinji same . . . Prefers ladies in miniature, therefort- lii Ion;. ' liamr prcMMil- a modified iNInll and Jeff appear- ance on a dale . . . Amalfnr na al aicliilcct . . . Excellent sailor . . . Inculnirdikf liair . . . (jourrnand exlraordinary . . . The other end of tlic laldc tar e . . . Starts aiiollier senlciice before com- plelinji I lie last . . . FriendK . . . lias set ideas on his " future with the lilllf woman " . . . Conmuites to Milford ... A great proponent of the advantages of living in Connecticut. ' ■ ■ Tl LLOYD HUBBARD CLARK Greenport, Long Island, N. Y. ' " Fuzzy " . . . Played basketball fur ibiee years . . . Intercollegiate sailing . . . Also took an active part in inter-class sports . . . Likes his chow just a little bit . . . Can ' t figure out why people don ' t eat four meals a day . . . Academics come easy to him a s do most women . . . Oh, yeah? . . . Well known as the only man in the barracks who uses 20 nickels trying to get dates at the College . . . Rather a gullible individual . . . Any semi-convincing soul might sell him the Brooklyn Bridge for a price . . . Fast receding hair- line . . . Section brawler . . . Queer shuffling-type of walk . . . Dislikes shaving immensely . . . Human top on dance floor. ■L w=-!;i . ' , MALtOLM EMERY CLARK Eagle Bridge, ] ew York Despite his ambition lor a seagoing career, thinks back to the good farm days . . . Long-legged cross country man; shows the boys the way home on more occasions than one . . . Continual occupa- tion — pages of manuscript addressed to Rookie, plus questions on the spelling of every word . . . One-third of the Fuzzy, Grum- py, and Mac Clark brawl which was interrupted only by the in- structor entering class . . . Has not done an original experiment yet — his file of " notes " ' covers all matters . . . Not averse to an evening with the gang checking consiunption data on sundry bev- erages . . . An ardent proponent of engineering duty. uriM A. HARLEY CLOIGH Baltimore, Maryland " Suh, Ali ' m from jMiulan " . . . That, in a nutshell, is Clem Clough, otherwise known as " Horizontal Harley " . . . Born and reared on the beloved Eastern she; just enough south of the Mason-Dixon Line to know a damyankee when he sees one . . . This military business is old stuff to him; most of his life has been spent in military schools . . . (Hard to believe isn ' t it) . . . As rugged as any man in the class . . . Can boast a two year member- ship on the football team and a permanent varsity berth on the wrestling squad ... A salt . . . Has put more than average time looking at the world from under a schooner ' s mains ' l . . . Court- eous to the end . . . Will always smile warmly as he helps you off the deck with, " Not bad manners — just good beer. " DOMLD CARLTON DAVIS W interset loica A frigid climate lad, is well adapted for the best in Lerg or weather patrol duty . . . Perpetually the odd man in a three way shake-out . . . One of our lietter intramural .-portsters, particu- larly in the infamous sec tion basketball games with many cock- billed fingers and skinless elbows as e idence . . . Not his own, though ... As laundry orderly, failed to deliver laundry after first call for Saturday inspection . . . Heard " fo )tprint " jtatlering down the passageway throughout swab sunnntr . . . (lurricular obstacles, extra-curricular activities — such as libert . lea e. and the pursuit of happiness ... A real lover — of fruit salad and banana splits . . . Attaboy, " Crash. " I P IF VIA . LAWREKE DAVIS, JR. Lon t ' f i ea(loH Massavh iisetts Beacon regret? tluil the stiuh l:i li;i oiiK twenty-four hours in it . . . Keeps bis nose in liooks 1) tlie liours . . . Favorite saying — " I ' ve got a girl in . and is she in love with me! " . . . Looks like a red nun ltu ) . Imt never gets peeved about it . . . Likes his women sbMider. tender, and young . . . Cuba proved that they mustn ' t be over fifteen . . . Talks a good line on anything — espe- cially women . . . Talk ain ' t action, however . . . The Beacon on the dance floor is a sight to behold . . . Originator of the St. Vi- tus ' dance . . . Seems always to be in a slow roll . . . Swear ' s he ' s solid . . . Just ask him . . . Don ' t even bother . . . Will play golf with anyone, anywhere, anytime. ROBERT LLOYD DAVIS, JR. Arliuutoti. Virsinid A Southern gentleman . . . Always ready to go " oot " and cut a rug to the tune of any solid jive hand ... Is it from Angies harher shop that some pleasant ar tma wells, or is it that Bob is primping up for a heavy date? ... A good " wife " . . . An efficiency expert with everything under control . . . Although having boxed him- self, likes a table fidl of athletes who diet, for then all extras come his way . . . Affable ... A man of the world . . . Traveled exten- sively before entering the C.G. . . . Have you heard about the wonderful lassies to be found in Canada and in the remote cor- ners of the U.S.? . . . " Ring " is an active campaigner for any wor- thy cause. Academy or otherwise . . . Musical talent . . . That ac- cordian case makes a good hideout. W W M ROGEPt GILBERT DEVAN Washington, District of Colnmbia Tall, lanky, and loosely pnt together . . . Closely resembles straw man in Wizard of Oz . . . As a swab amazed upperclasses (and Seehorn) by a phenomenal lack of brace . . . Still does . . . Dubbed R-o-o-g-e-e, a la French, for enthusiastic investigation of " Roger et Simon " " in swab French . . . They laughed when he sat down to play the piano — and they ' re still laughing . . . Practiced all first class year with hopes of accompanying himself on the clarinet , . . Sees little of reservation on weekends , . . Spends time investigat- ing beauties of Connecticut highways . . . On third conduct once . . . Inconsolable . . . Turned to Philosophy Club to view misfor- tune calmly and to be unhappy more intelligently. I " ROBERTSON PICKETT DIJISMORE Baltimore, Maryland His passion . . . " Red l ;i(l for Mr. Dinsiiiore, please sir! " , . . Can be couiilcil iii lor oliiiiiiiious eonlriluilioiis to a hull session on sailing, especially the desifru of a (hi;ini i)oat . . . The most com[dete miscellaneous box in the Academy . . . Extensive affairs of the heart, a new passion every weekend w Illi recurrences of an " infcrMal " ' liiaii;rle . . . TTis pride and joy — a manly chest and " those pearly white tcelli " . . . Study habits — ignore it all inilil the night before, then a half liour srance with his notes taken at Bawlamur Pawly (Balliniorc Polytechnic Institute if you are not versed in Eastern Shore dialect.) we th( lac h SM I WW fl ROBERT JOSEPH DODGE M(i lis(Hi. W isrtnisin " Quarter Hitch " i notorious for {ladfit ' ts . . . Coutinually visu- alizes new horizons in t tr thini: from toys to Coast Guard rocket power . . . No one has ever out-talked Bobl)y . . . Authority on the weirdest subjects . . . Argues just to make you mad . . . Instituted the soft touch, since he found that even pure love can be expensive in a pecuniary way . . . Bombastic for a little guy . . . Napolcanic tactics ... A man-sized grin and a pug nose that has made would- be aggressors grin back and extend a hand . . . Chief expenses, besides Claire, are flash l)ull)s, an occasional uncounted lap in swimming and books on rockets . . . Bobby ' s the kind of a guy who is conspicuous by his absence. BHUCE HAMER EDWARDS West Hart forth Connecticut l " naniiu ni.-lv dci-larod tin- ll•()nfr ilent man of 47 . . . Believes in letting his very competent pistol speak for him and as a con- sequence has never had to say any more at one time than. " Ed- wards, Sir. Sir. I repinl my return alioartl. " . . . Hardly ever misses a liberty . . . Definite!) of the fjenus genius, this lad maddens everyone with his freedom from stud) and u uonsequitiir strato- spheric marks . . . Has proved many a classmate ' s salvation around quiz time . . . B.A. (before Academy) of " Wooster " Poly, he now yearns for the Connecticut River Patrol and home cooked chow . . . Special activities include such diverse items as chow. li])erty. women, flying, making motors, and easily hidden radios. I w WILLIAM LAURIE FALLKESBERRY San Antonio, Texas Billy . . . Run? wild on soccer field . . . Avvaifled feather cluster for proficiency in sack drill . . . Has a .400 liatting average in trees . . . Ready and willing to rise to battered defense of Texas . . . Tremendously huge time operator . . . Invariably lands queen with car . . . Mystery to classmates envious of technique . . . In- bred desire to make four-wheeled vehicles run like a horse . . . Sports high heeled boots . . . Elusive and coy when room cleaning is imminent . . . Abhors Yankee weather . . . Sleeps with rug, overcoat, topcoat and three blankets . . . Famous for get rich-quick money making -chemes . . . Financed Sid) Base celebration on jNavy s moral victory over Army in ' 47y . . . Yearns for color of Texan Honky lOnks . . . Keeps well stocked cash box . . . Wily ' 45 ' er ate for a month from supply without diminishing it. VEME D. FIMS Honoluhi Haivaii Possesses tin- [iroper qiialilicalioiis to ' ngag ' in ]iiaii iiiulry activities . . . Verne, " Oh lucky there ' s Biicky, " ' Finks . . . Well acquainted w ilh metropolitan New York . . . Swinnner ... (If you lon t JMlitNc it ju l a-k him) . . . Has nrvcr had any academic diflicullies . . . PerfeilK willing: to h-nd a hand lo the duller indi- viduals in the class . . . When it corTK to uomcii. can really do some I ' a.-t shnffliiifi . . . anoiikim lor c t ' r occasion and a few nior ' lo spare . . . iSnns in to dinicnltics now and aiiain when his onl-of-l(»wn and (icdlc e dates conflict . . . Picnic organizer . . . Often caustic in critici nis . . . Possesses unusual ocahulary . . . Inclined to he dogmatic. I M UIARLES IRVIK FOSS, III Potit!a Mich liitm ' " Ci " or " Fossjean " iiiaii;ij; s a IVmiiig Ifaiii Iutc. Iml llu y " re out to luni ' li this year . . . Strictly a bi«: screw in the ] ' r( |u ' ller Clul) where he ' s Sec ' y- 1 r a-iirer ... A pipe luihilin ' wilh 12 odd pieces . . . Served time at Cranl)rook School, Yale, anil Admiral Billard ... .A Lothario of suave repute with a slew of maids wait- ing for a second invitation to his secluded hunting lodge on 400 acres of timberland in Northern Michigan . . . Never studies . . . The perfect host . . . Hasn ' t missed a morning smoke . . . Foo- foos of many lands and hrands give his room that Trocadero-de- Hahana smell ... A firm believer in indoctrination for useful education ... A meticulous dresser with cap visor and shoe shines of distinction. % FIIAM IIIDS0. FILLER CJidltdnoo a, Tennessee Chattanooga ' s l)lon(le wonder and gift to C. G. A. . . . Hasnt attended Sonth s annual pilgriinage to Lookout Mountain to roll rannon u ] down the side for three years . . . Rehel fights two running l)altles — one to close the windows . . . the other for the (dark) South . . . Got on to tcni after a ear and a hali . . . Sprained his shoulder playing haskethall and gave up P. E. . . . He hihernates in early Oetoher — seen again in late April . . . His hald spot grows bigger each day — lie says . . . " Now Ive got more face to wash and less hair to coinh. " . . . Pretends that he likes women — hut they really scare him . . . Never got a de- merit in his life, hut lies always hilging . . . His great fear is Greenland dutv. jajM-rBMKWien Ui wimi n ni ' -m ni ' Mmma m vwxrz-itmfam ' maK- ftKy ARTHUR NEWELL GARDEN, JR. Elmhurst, Long Island., ] . Y. One of the rarest coniltinations of manpower shortage and a rare ohl time . . . " Boats " piped himself aboard on his liirth . . . ' " TTgh. that nuisch ' faetory " . . . Trains ral)idly for " shootin ' , kd)st " in ' and leave " ' . . . Calls his Yellow Bowl pipe " Green Bowl " after the way it looked to him that first night with it . . . Made blind dating famons along with Scolley Sqnare. Jackson Heights, the Old Howard, and the continuous floor show ... A crusade against electrons finally caused his " juice " tree to hear fruit in an almost perfect record of five straight foxes and a photo finish . . . " I ' m just stupid, that ' s all " . . . " What ' s wrong with that? ' ' . . . Never missed a chance to heave around for the boys . . . " It won ' t be hard. Boats, just write a play, produce it. and take the lead . . . You ' ve got twenty whole minutes . . . You know, ad lib " . . . Never missed . . . Without a doubt the original all " round " man. JAMES AISTII GARRISON Old Lyme, Connecticut BMODC, is Jaggie for short, as lie wears the hlack lace aigiiil- lettes for the dance committee . . . Low-down bass with the " Hoo- lae " . . . Jaggie always seems to get dragged into onr theatrical " fox passes " . . . . Phi Ganuna Delta at M. I. T. . . . Motormac on the CG-8337I out of Cape May, N. J. . . . Mad, oily passion to be a bilge cannibal (black gang to the less erudite.) . . . Keeps prom- ising himself, is his very cunning, conceited way, that he ' s going to Iciirii lo lype . . . Makes the most of liberty . . . Since labor is so expensive these days, always invites a classmate home for din- ner and shingles ... In the past three years he ' s built a garage, shingled the roof, built a workbench, shored up the basement, repaired the «lamage of two hurricanes and mowed the lawn . . . Our own little Tom Sawyer! It JAMES ALBERT GARY, III B(tltiinori Maryland One of the qiiiter men in the cLnss . . . Keeps np with the world by reading constantly the society column of the Baltimore Sun . , . Collects regular files of past issues for future reference . . . Came here with a firmly estahlished hall-and-chain . . . She went the way of all Kaydet O.A.O. ' s . . . Recent love life rather bare . . . Fan- cies himself an expert wrestler . . . Sound sleeper . . . When he starts that heavy nasal breathing, neither shoes nor pillows will stop him . . . Came to us fresh from the Naval Air Corps . . . Still wants to fly . . . Long hours of practice on pool table produce no visible results. mm ' ROIIERT STAEEY GERSIIKOFF Cranston Rlnnle Island Bohby . . . Partakes of iiiaiiy Cadet activities . . . Wrestling, sailing, boxing, going to girlie shows . . . Terrifies roommates by coming home each night with a new grip to try out . . . Hands out Swab details on Rhode Island and Narrangansett Beer . . . Addresses all and undry willi " TIey. youse guys " . . . Past master at repartee and small patter . . . Buddy — buddy with everyone . . . Boasts of longer lists of queens than Virgil, fruit of three years labor . . . Drags new queen to each formal . . . ' i alks like King Kong . . . Service preference to train Spars to release a man from active duty . . . Never lets military life get under his skin . . . Bit on the ratey side . . . Letters to Santa Clans include an elec- tric wrestling eel for his nse . . . Low Work Function . . . Inter- collegiate wrestling champ. t ' ' Sia LLOVD WHITIIM (lOIIIIU, JK. Stiirbridge, Massachusetts Known to his intimates as ' " The Frog, " this J»e-pompadoured hid hnczcd through French . . . Our very own Commodore . . . Will spring indignant!) to the defense of his home town, state, Winchester. flowers-for-foriii;il . etc. . . . W hit wanted Mickey named in his biography . . . She ' s the 0A( he never goes home because of . . . Keeps a respectable precedence with a mininuun of effort and has the gall to complain of bilging . . . Thinks roast land) is tops . . . Had a trifling bit of academic difiiculty or this might have been written last year ... is possessed of a crescendo gurgle of a laugh that lias betrayed nuiny a bull session ... A sailor of no mean abiiit . perhaps the Bean " s outstanding accom- plishment is in getting along with e tr (»ne ... A man no one can keep down. DUDLEY C. GOODWn, JR. Port J] ' ashm ton, Long s rt iW, IS. Y. A bandier of words . . .Battle scarred but victorious over bis studies . . .After one disappointment, girls are almost incidental . . . Practical joker . . . Slam-bang soccer player, a bard player in any sport . . . Lean and lank . . . Tbe o])position in any bag talk . . . Long frame lends itself to tree climbs . . . Long Island Sound sailor of small boats . . . Fervent Academy sports fan . . . " Wbat ' s tbe use? " . . . Experience is tbe best leacber . . . Died-in- the-wool pillow pounder . . . Mile-wide grin . . . War weary wielder of words in defense of tbe " vittle " committee (mess) . , . Dis- likes artificiality . . . Terrific sense of bumor . . , Lost Jeff-like end man wben Ilillegass bilged. :i WALTER FRAMLIi GUY Virginia Beach, Virginia Ziggiboo . . . " Ahfi sluiniin " lioss " . . . Tliere ' s a nioo.-t- in the hoose, let liim oot . . . One of the first casiiaUies in varsity foot- ball — and a recurrent casualty in " Applied Mechanics for En- gineers " . . . Has all kinds of grease in the CGA tonsorial depart- ment . . . Forever originating a {reA southern breeze — force four ... A chow hound of the first order — whence his temporary (thank goodness) position as a mess-committeeman ... A won- derful reputation for his dislike for anything that bleats ... A Virginia Beach comber and a southern waters sailor . . . The wherewithal of the ABC board (Norfolk) . . . Mocassins with blues, one thread shirts ... (To preclude any libel suits, the subject of women will be omitted from this discussion.) . . . That ' s our boy Gooey. JAMES M. IIALLIDAY Flint, Micliiium Vi r fcft. ' li- ' ii imlio (it lioiic ;iii l muscle — ino tIy bone . . . Like a liiill ill a cliiiia li()|i on tlie liaskethall eoiirl I P.E. ) and eoiiiplelely l)efud(lle(l in tlie lali »rat(ir) any kiinl. take your pick . . . Favorite expression in the classroom. ' " Sir. Iin a little confused. " . . . t llic college, knows a queen wlien he sees one — is acquainted shortly thereafter . . . Not a slasher, " just cons- cientious " . . . Philosopher, chorister, and gleester ... Is the butt of main qui|) . pranks, and jokes, but always comes smiling through with the next week ' s preliminary lab report . . . Charter member of the Ichthyologist Society — has fed the fishes for thousands of miles of ocean vovage. MU V. HARMAN Takoma P(irh Maryhmd Whirlwiiul organizer . . . Philosophy Chih mainstay . . . Long and lanky manner . . . Managed Cross Coiintrx wliilc nimiing to make sure he went on trips . . . Highest ratio of sleep to work in the Academy . . . Sleeps horizontally, vertically, or sitting eyes opened or closed . . . Even as moderator at a lecture . . . Good marks are instinctive . . . Intellectual hooks are his forte . . . Great out-of-doorsman . . . Knows all aspects of hiking and camping sorties . . . Paternal instincts . . . Boy Scout master and Sunday school instructor . . . Perpetual exhaustion acquired while shep- herding the sunnner cruise contingents ... As a result, can read a railroad time-tahle without tearing out hair . . . Hunted look of senior man . . . Quote, " Where is Mr. Harmani ' " unquote . . . Efficiency personified. JOHI BRIGGS HAYES Brailford, Pennsylvatiia Has the world in the pahii of his hand, he sez . . . Admittedly good social technique . . . Plans strategy on women months ahead of time ... A pro at pitter patter . . . Not the class Lothario but the apogee of development in savoir-faire et sangfroid . . . Expert on the pool table . . . Liberty enthusiast . . . Unrestrained, un- trained baritone . . . Sagacious hinnor . . . Self-confidence plus . . . Gloom dispellcr . . . Elan in abundance . . . Academics are not his forte but they are a minor barrier to success . . . Com- pletely unselfish and of the all-wool, yard wide variety. WALTER OWEN HEMV Annapolis, Maryland Women is pigs: oiiik, oink . . . Distant lover of the fair sex . . . " Don ' t you guys ever get the word? " . . . ( lml)l)y little rascal . . . There ' s muscles in tliar somewhere . . . Efliciency . , . Infectious laugh ... So much knowledge packed into one cerehrum . . . " I dont know, ask Pete. " ' . . . Amazing eye for the beautiful, the evanescent female . . . Consuming desire for guinea grinders . . . zip, zip , . . Former shipfitter in the navy . . . Owns two lucky ears for which he has no need . . . Plenty of prosaic platitudes for pursuance of the palavering female . . . One of the mighty mites . . . " The world is but a stage, and I an interested spectator. " ' MP ' JAMES EDWARD IIEVWOOD Pasadena California It is beyond the scope tt tlii Itook to relate in detail all the acconiplishnients of this potential genius ... In his spare time Jim dabbles about with a little hit of studying, most of his time being spent in dreaming of those virgin Michigan forest M ' hich will fall victim to the axe of " Dan ' l Boon " Heywood as of next leave . . . An expert with the pistol and rifle . . . The greatest calamity in .Tim ' s life oceured at Wakefield, when after a string of rapid fire, the l utts wa e(l hack Maggie ' s drawers . . . Still claims that he put two shots through the same hole . . . According to several noted authorities, the annual consumption of red lead increased approximately 200% after Jim ' s ] irth and has been increasing steadily ever since . . . An on-the-ball cha racter with intelligence to httot. LESLIE DEAI HIGH Grundy Center, loiva " One hundred and three percent good " . . . Also known as Happy Higg . . . Didnt quite see eye to eye with the Spanish prof . . . Takes orders from one of the tiniest nurses in the world . . . Miniature radio addict . . . Only contact with the outside world is Time magazine . . . Spends much time developing pictures of ahove-mentioned female gnome . . . Plays one of the worst har- monicas in the Corps ... A wee hit prudish in his attitude toward nicotine and malt heverages . . . Mixes milk and soup with pounds of crackers and hread . . . Waxes deck thirty-seven times per week . . . Extremely tolerant toward his juniors . . . " Boy, did we ever have a maxo time today. " _! ' J ■ 1 ki i ' i 1 i y ki c 1 4] 1 t i 1 1 ifl lAI EDWARD HOLLAND Los Angeles, California " Sleep that knits the ravelled sleeve of care " . . . Not a worry in the world, spends most of his time digesting enormous quan- tities of chow . . . Playful as a liahy elephant, after an evening of California siuishine . . . Fastidiously attired Scotchman, sans socks . . . Left part of his hide in the mathematics department . . . His prime goal as a cadet is to conduct a military section . . . A tickler of the ivories in a heavy sort of way, his favorite song is " Pore Jud is Daid " . . . His merit I»adges proclaim him to be an expert rifleman . . . One of the friendliest of our class, we ' ll be glad to pay half his wardroom mess bill. ARCIIIIIIID BIRWELL IIOW, II South yiinirall, (.ouiivctivitt Archie . . . Loiij;. lean, and Kiiglish-looking . . . Density increases as the sqiiaio of the distance from the toes . . . What hair is k ft is hroAsii . . . Kiijoxs iiiakini: kiiieknacks and doo dads from oo(L foaj). wahiiit shells . . . Room in perpetnal storm . . . Slashes only when heating off re-exams . . . Lapses hack into nsnal konked out attitude with occasional time out for shooting off on a tangent . . . famous for running swabs and proclaiming " This place is getting soft " . . . Has annoying habit of asking instructor " Sir, what ' s the theory htliiiid it? " . . . Festoons self with old models of derby hats . . . Made history on weekend cruise by maintaining station on the lee rail and announcing to the fish " This is the knobs ' " . . . Looks like a runaway motorcycle on the dance floor . . . on two shooting ribbons, not to mention a cita- tion for snap firing with a garter. lUCIIAKD IIER AKU HIMBEKT St. Cloud, Mimtcsota ■Arid wlial i llic name of my antagonist? " . . . This is Humbert, this is Huml eit; don ' t get excited, don ' t get excited! " . . . The pride and ] of Connecticut College, for some unknown reason . . . Dances iiji ami down on a oiio-foot square surface all evening . . . Chow hound extraor liiiar . . . Incosant weed addict . . . Quite a hoy with the cue . . . Received the old heave-ho from juice lal) once when he was ahout to hlow the place up . . . Usually does the right thing though, so his partners, like fools, trust him . . . Big man in a liberty party . . . Alternates at the juke box with " illiam Tell Overture " and " Jam It Out. Slam It Out. I Don ' t Give A Flam About It Blues " . . . Might be as good as he savs. - ■- HILL. a i. JAMES PATRICK HIES Colonia, iSeiv Jersey " My word, what a wagged formation. " . . . Punchy . . . Charles Athi . . . Mystico. the mad magician — analyzer of characters — his among others . . . Loves picnics, on which he swings from tree to tree ... As a swab scared everyone at the March pla — wasn ' t troubled the rest of the year by anything . . . Had some more difliculty swab year, but things finally came up all right — all was well — Jim likes women — all types . . . He never takes the same one out more than twice in a row . . . Con- siders this policy about as good as dry cereal . . . He ' s had a hand in about everything, and will be good at sea . . . H his barbells don ' t sink the ship first. DAVID JENKINS Chica io Illinois An avid horseman . . . lie once saw a movie with Maria Montez and came awav raving ahonl liorses . . . Inveterate smoker — freqnently all lliat ' s visihh ' is a Idonde head through clouds of smoke . . . ()nl two things keep him from studying — liherty and j)ortswriting for Surf " Sionii . . . Takes joy in the " good ohl days " at Lawrence Colh ' ge . . . Has heen seen flitting around Chase Hall passageways on roller skates . . . Charter mem- ber of the Yellow Dog Society of America, Post No. 1 . . . People still ask him alioiil the singular fate of a miniature that was put in cold storage on the day of the Ring Dance. liRllOE CLIFFORD JOHNSOI Seatlle, Washington Anotlicr lover (tf iiiiliirc likes long hikes . . . His ratio is one love per three semesters . . . Cuha, though, was a hlow . . . Still gets reports he can ' t explain . . . Will go on a picnic any- time — yon get the chow . . . Une man who wants Alaskan duty . . . Must like bears or Eskimos . . . When hair oil was hard to get, gave everyone " hutches " to conserve supply for himself . . . Never got nuid. except at a (! — self-defense . . . Insists he ' s bilging every exam time . . . But never does . . . Gets up for every exam even other peoples re-exams . . . " Squirrel " is misunderstood . . . Puts notices up to keep bidl sessions out of his room . . . ill probably enjoy the penquin patrol he ' s sure to get. I M RoiiEP.T wAi. E mmM Braintree Massachusetts One of iho more toinpaiiionaltle Kaydets . . . See Ring Dance piilnie in tlii Imok for operating techniqne . . . Handles a bas- kelliall as if he o vn it . . . Popnlarity attested to l)y tlie fart that he was elected vice-pre y second class year . . . Big grin on face when leading company on drill field . . . Jnst conldn ' t scare the Swabs . . . Famons connnent at 0705 every morning: " Now for a hearty breakfast. " . . . Tavo microscopic biscnits are spread l)efore liiin . . . (Comment: " I think I rate more than those two measlv r()lls for breakfast. " . . . Rest of the day is thereby shot . . . Hair is growing gray fast worrying about an Academic board that isn ' t even close to catching him. H m ■BPli lj_. .. i Zt1H ■■■■■j H Hf i t H W- »- ' 1 P Wii iWte 1 i FREDERICK STEFFES KELSEY Aliquippa, Peiiusylvaiiia Pinky . . . Entered Academy predestined to Ijeconie one of the more famous redheads . . . Catapulted to fame as the leader of Kelsey ' s follymen who hoisted the ensign upside down . . . Third conduct not a hardship after discovering the functional possibilities of the most romantic spot on the reservation — Stargazer . . . Hardworking pugilist . . . Lightning left — ask any 145 poinider . . . Spanish class not inspiring . . . Cold 65 . . . Field work another matter . . . High school course completed first night in Havana . . . College and post graduate work the next three nights . . . Everything happens to him on leave . . . Keeps wives up after ta|)s rehashing the details . . . Short order man at Cartwright ' s Midnight Grill . . . Now Sliip ' s Cook First (honorary). WILLIAM JOSEPH KIRRLEY Fairfax, Virginia His swab calls for sailing managers were the terror of the class of ' 48 . . . And where does he hide that incomparable cox- swain ' s megaphone? ... A bit sensitive about a receding hairline so he has had a crew haircut for years . . . Favorite brand of cig- arettes is O.P. ' s . . . Finds plenty of work " he has to do " when room cleanup rolls around . . . " There ' s no girl like the girl I left behind " so he spends liberty slashing . . . Another of those ubiquitous " yellow dogs " . . , Take your ideas around to him, he ' s noted for converting brainchildren into practicalities . . . Cheer- full at all times but convinced that study hour was made for study. ROBERT CHARLES KRULISII Pasadrna, i.alifoniui Junior likes girls king-sizo . . . Alter a steady two years, he went wild . . . Established some sort of rerord in niunher dated per liberty day . . . Enjoys eating — usually outlasts the O.D. . . . Past master of making formations on the run . . . But he never misses . . . Never studies if he possibly can avoid it . . . He ' ll help anyone, though, who wants it, and even some who don ' t ... In spite of this, he ' s right up there on the precedence list . . . Firm believer in rapid cross-country trips every leave . . . Swears by sunny California . . . The Academy has changed junior from the quiet homeloving type to the biggest liberty hound in the place . . . Liberty wouldn ' t be right if Bob and the sun didn ' t leave together. i ROBERT ILLISOA LEE Lawrence Massachusetts ' , ' ' ' .V-n ' ■ .- Rastus Lee, representati e of the Lawrence, Mass., fire-brigade li;i- kept ii howling silh hi- ;iiiecdotes of lioiiietown adventures . . . His long-winded rla.- room tall stories are legend; hut on- linually fail to impress the instructor of his knowledge of the subject . . . Many times he has been asked to finish his disserta- tions on Saturday afternoons . . . Works off the tree list toward the end of the term and then rises with the birds and D. J. McCann for the finals . . . When not weekending with his favorite charges the football team. Bob can bo found bending over one of those Ambrose ' " Special-for-Rastus " milk shakes . . . His only love is Ingrid Bergman — would rather study the dictionary than call up A.C.C. girl . . . Holds record for getting quick date — fifteen iiiiinites after dance tarted. MICHAEL BEAUREGARD LEMLY Washington, District of Columbia A little guy . . . Bright beady eyes, pointed features . . . " The Fox " . . . Led a migratory civilian life . . . Wintered in D. C. . . . Ranges north in summer to Wisconsin and Michigan . . . Fisher- man, hunter, and concert Jew ' s harpist . . . Freckles ... A mus- tache would become him . . . Always in good humor, even when chips are down . . . Flashy dresser . . . Femmes squeal when they see those broad shoulders . . . Always squeals back . . . Chow- hound ... A philosopher of the old school . . . Reads Omar Khayyam daily . . . Well-adorned bathrobe . . . Liberty hound . . . Well-liked . . . Sleeps through everything except mail call . . . Runs swabs . . . Authority on everything . . . Wants avia- tion. II RUDOLPH E. LEEZYK ISetvington, Connecticut " Riulolpli Riggin loft, " the pride and joy of the Women ' s Re- serve . . . Duplicate of the portrait on his hookcase appears in every other fourth class hole . . . " Camels calm my nerves, im- prove my game " . . . The next weed he indulges in will he his second . . , Studies Arthur Murray ' s dance hook in spare time . . . Gets up hefore midnight to study for exams . . . First tenor in Hoolae . . . Soiuids like Deanna Durhin in shower . . . Always braced up . . . Most beautiful blue eyes you ' ve ever seen and still misses out ... A good game of golf . . . T.ilywhitcr when grease counts . . . Fastidious dresser to the point of neatly pressed skivvies. GLEM MILTOi LOBOUDGEIl Erie, Pciitisylvdiiia The " Coathanger ' iiiilil we Iciiriicd liow In piuriinmoe his name, hul it has stuck . . . I lie oiih male in capli il willi a Moiia Lisa smile — and such a beautiful hair (singular) . . . Mr. Moon- beam has found a cute lil Bostonian — thougii it ' s debatable whetiier he gave Dusty the name or found the girl to fit the name . . . Sings bass in the glee club (and such a little man too!) . . . Academics give him absolutely no troul)le — he just ignores them . . . First class privileges, especially " leave at will, " are a godsend to him . . . He lost more weight making liberty parties on time than lie did over leave . . . His true love and all con- suming interest is his camera . . . Evidence of his work can be seen throughoul this book. II JAMES HECTOR MAl ' DO ALD Rumfoi(K lilunit ' Island Quite proud of his large nose, claiming it portends success in love . . . Doesn ' t believe in spirits for young boys . . . Diligent worker . . . Indulges in photography when restricted . . . Swalts nightl) proclaimed Hector lo I e the engineering equal of Bab- cock and ilcox . . . Steers clear of the College . . . Claims Prov- idence i)rovides greener fields . . . Refused to throw French text into fire until he found out if he had a re-exam . . . He did . . . Expends untold energy working on ear . . . ent out for soccer, . ' ' I dont care what vou sav: it ' s wrestling, and cross-country against my conscience. " r CHARLES mn MARPLE Meado ivbroo k. Pen ii syi van ia Scotty — the eager kifl who was led astray l y a long list of worldly wi es; Unsiiin. Boldiiig. (harden, Sliarjie . . . Now lie smokes, can drink a coke cluig-a-lng . . . Definitely not a ladies man on the surface . . . Hes only recently come out of liihera- tion. however his i ler ( who incideutalU i a iikkIcI and quite a queen ) must he giving him the word . . . He ' s found someone in Dee-tr(»it tliat rcallx Icioks good I . . . iiieiiace al tlie chow- table . . . Plays the iolin in off-iiioinents . . . Used to exercise racehorses down on llic farm and i a -killful lior-cman . . . Wonderful wife if you dim ' l want lu -tiiiK . . . (;iean up tlie hole all l( liim-cif . . . Ha heen getting aua vitli imirdcr as far as spot? go. CHARLES MADISOS MAYES ] orfoll } iiisinia Iroiii llic Sootli . . . And )(iii would never think otherwise . . . Inipertiirl):il)l« ' . . . TTi- low-pilclicd. ([uiet Norfolk drawl is sooth- ing to qiiiz-jani;led nei ( ' . . . Saiiiiifi master and avid wager of the war Itciween ( lesapeaUc |{a and i on : Island Sonnd skippers . . . Ili worst ex])erieiice in life lone lliat cost him hi- remaining hair) wa mechanics — the eclor Director was over his head . . . Swal) -umnier pli - ed wa loo rinicli for liini ... It iehhul two di-iocaled houl(lers and a (piiet nnderstatenient to the iM lrnclor. " I lliink omething is wronfj. Sir " . . . Cigarettes are so man colliii nails in his estimation, hnl (di. tho e Kohert Bnrns cigarillos. DOMLD JOSEPH lIctAM Elniliinst, Long Island, i . Y. " D. J. " hii lunrr liad a serious thought . . . Laughed his way through four years, re-exams, and the chairs of llie Century Cluh , . . Most notorious cadet in the corps . . . Einl)arrassing moments are his ehMiient . . . Co-director of the Red Nose Chdj and an active demonstrator of " Joe College " versus the military system . . . We ' ll remendjcr most his continuous ramble in a mixture of Boston and Elm Iloisl dialects iiiterrnpled only and often by his ' ' washing machine " laugh . . . " D. J. lias occasions for serious thought when his reformist-lover antics cross his sense of humor . . . His sage observation, " I ' m just a sad sack ' ' . . . Perpetually broke and elbowed his way through more shirts than he has ownetl . . . We knew what to expect when we saw him coming, but we never ran and hid. ALFRED EDWI 1I(KES EY, JR. JT arner JSeiv Hampshire Managing Edilin- of Surf ; " Sliinii ' rime (loo il; wliv can ' t we? " . . . Always dating a " queen " from the college . . . Tried one of Garden ' s models once . . . Supposedly plays a guitar . . . Thrives on ice cream eaten in hole . . . Would prohahly have difficulties with his hooks if he opened them . . . Put himself on for one spot for sleeping in class . . . Authority on sex and mar- riage . . . Army hrat . . . Sti ll talks ahout the good old days at Georgia Tech . . . Wears peacoat when everyone else is swelter- ing in shirt sleeves . . . Dahbles in photography and shootin ' irons . . . Would prefer a soft shore billet with a harem upon gradua- tion . . . Bitterlv ahhors all forms of manual labor. T JOHS HAi SOi KENMRD IIUU Arlington, Virginia Eats apple fritters and dates Bubbles . . . Only Academy silasli- ing done at shaving and sick bay . . . Looks like a movie actor with a pipe in his mouth . . . Which one? . . . Youll have to ask him . . . Has been known to date Bulibles . . . Swims . . . Talks in sleep . . . Claims that he plays a trumpet . . . Charter member of the 1300 liberty party . . . Sack rat of the old school . . . Mimeo- graphs special liberty letters . . . Seen with Bubbles occasionally . . . Laughs at anything faintly resembling a joke . . . Expert elbow-bender when with the boys on cruises . . . Doesn ' t talk much in class but knows most of the answers , . . Batdorf-type bugler swab year . . . Hasn ' t succinnbed to the Ci Foss influence . . . Engaged to Miss Marv Alice Fairbank but still likes Bubbles. WALTER BISHOP HURFIX Farso. ISorth Dakota Brachet, class linguist, and tall story teller . . . Undertook the siniidtaneous study of Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian — advancing to the level of expletives . . . Tries out new words on Rayacich . . . The Murfin-Rayacich conversations have the air of a dishonest Ukrainian poker game . . . Uncanny memory . . . W hile erving as a human pincusliion at sick hay lie developed a craze for classical nmsic . . . Has now bought out local sup])ly of Wagner . . . Acquired his father ' s hiting wit . . . Elder Murfin upon first visit to New London from beautiful North Dakota — " What this t( n needs is a good fire! " . . . Completely dazes roommate by noisily dojiing off during evening study hours — after an afternoon ' s work in the library. mn E. MIIRRAY Teanech ISeiv Jersey The picture ol i(im|»lt ' Ie relaxation . . . Astounds classmates by passing courses willioiil )[»ening a hook . . . For three years he was the hiziesl iiuiii on the Cross Country squad, yet consist- ently finished in the money . . . " Tripod " ' was horn in Turin, Italy, and is a great booster of Italian culture — and spaghetti . . . Strangely enough, he confines most of his own " cultural read- ing ' ' to Perry Mason and " The Turkey Day Murders " . . . Socially he makes quite an im[)ression on the gals, but he is still looking for a completely responsive soid-mate . . . " Master of the super- lative " . . . Always a leading light in bull sessions . . . Has an inexliaustible fund of statistics with wJiich he proves his point. MiLTO. RAY nmm Monroe Michiaan liilticlaj s hoxing cliam|) . . . Packs a mean left . . . Can ' t con- centrato witli shoes on. so reuiove am - . . . Speaks in one of the (liearie t iiioMolune txlanl . . . Exiieinely savvy . . . Soccer nian- ajier . . . Shirps soup . . . I scd lo arouM ' ire of classmates during Swab drawing class by asking que tion . . . Can now be as dopey a the rest of us when he tries . . . Walks like Charlie Chaplin . . . (iorgeous photos of luscious lovelies adorn bookcase . . . Vio- lently dislikes phrase " To a certain guy from a certain gal " ' . . . Though not a rebel, prefers southern corn fritters . . . Not con- ceited any more than the average cadet . . . Tends to dope off at inappropriate times. WILLIAM e. i IELSEN Perth Am hoy, ISeiv Jersey Cheshire cat grin . . . That look of injured innocence . . . Those little witticisnis and Danish o ertones ... A song bnrst forth . . . Pipe clenched in teeth, foani-titpped glasses raised on high . . . Good all-round jiort . . . Indefatigaljle worker with choir and glee cluh . . . Organizer of the Iloolae. songsters ininiitahle . . . Playwright and actor . . . Dance committee . . . Cartoonist and caricaturist . . . Self-declared woman hater, hut continually belies the statement . . . That ' s -alt on liis shoulders . . . New Joisey was never like thi,- . . . Wa- ioriii dixine are not the »id ones who are alway.- late . . . ln ]MM ' liuii ciill . . . " here are the wax. my trousers. an l the du-l rag. ' " . . . lime and tide wail for no man. ELLIdTT XOUTIICOTT II Himtiuiiton W est Virginia " Stymie " . . . Caustic wit . . . Fa oritc passtime is running class- mates . . . Tenor iif llic class of ' 17 . . . Class of ' 48 and ' 49 will long renieniljer his all seeing eye and lightninglike retrihutions . . . Inadvertently wound up in B company roster f »r one Iciiipor- ary set ii|i . . . Consequeiilh ;iii »nc h(» i ii I t rr a foot taller than he is a gnone . . . Fond nf lii hrushlike mane . . . Claims that it has its effect on the fair sex . . . West (B.(i.) Virginia man . . . An ardent i reach r of tiie heauties of said state . . . Anything o er 6. " ). (MM) i ( mucli gra . . . Knocks out the most compre- licn i c review sheets for finals now extant . . . One of the few people still ahreasl of the modern American novel . . . Never lets an assignment interfere with literary pursuits . . . Slash jobs on notebooks and I ah reports. WILLIAM MERinilAS PACE, .III. MarhU ' heml Massarh ii setts Spaiiifl . . . Diipper Iml jii l ;i (lopcd-cdT ;i lli " ( ' t of us . . . Sports curlv cute iiutp if lilack liair that sen ls woiikmi iiilo a swoon . . . Sails as captain of the team . . . Coy about meeting new girls Iml laii be coaxed into anything . . . Another of those guys who leaves the room in a storm . . . Famous for stories begin- ning with " S hen I was liere before ... " ... Greets friends before rams with quaint expression " Someone give me the word quick. " . . . Carries torch of Good Joeism high . . . Refuses to let system get him excited . . . Boxes and complains about not having enough fight after pounding opponent into canvas . . . Developed habit in Bermuda of gratefully saying goodbye to the host with a cheerv " Pleased to meet vou . . . come again " . tl Fit AM ELII(I r A It k Ell JT olldstinu Mfissdchusetts A Texas Aggie [nior lo cdmiii ' i to ? ew London . . . llcll-on- wheels at workouts . . . Swali- trcniMc like ioliii -liiiui- ulicii he comes charging in . . . Has another i(le . . . During Swah Summer lie was a part time father to some of us . . . Parker, plus pipe, |)lu- dinghy meant many an enjoyalde afternoon for section F ... A demon with women . . . Those eye-hrows seem to snag ' em every time . . . Has gixcii up Miioking more often than any other three men in the Academy . . . I nlil someone cuts off his thumbs transportation will he no vorr to liiiii . . . Frank ' s riifim is a gripe office . . . ill grijjc with anyone aliout ain thing . . . His quiet manner makes him seem cautions, though he i tieatii on circuit breakers in the juice lah ... If ever )ou plan any kind of haird)rained -tunt feel free to enli-t Franks aid. K,., ( ROBERT DOMLD PARKHURST Sivam pscott, Massach iisetts " Spanky " is our candidate to do siicli erudite jobs as A.A.A. Treasurer and Business Manager of Tide Rips . . . Curb raiser at Admiral Farragut Academy and MIT ... A salt water sailor from Bostons North Shore, the sailing team is " Spanky ' s " meat . . . orries why formulae work and is not content to merely drag down A ' s on quizzes; he wants blood! . . . Amiably requests sea dutv . . . " Spanky ' s " a mean man with a blackboard eraser and has been known t » outthrow Underwood . . . " The Academy wasn ' t like tlii hen I was a swai» the rir t lime — they were all career men then! " ROliEllT ARTHUR PATRICK ISorivich, Connecticut Pat . . . Blue Beaifl . . . Slightly j;rey around tlie temples . . . The rest of his hair thick. Mack and curly ... A pipe in his mouth . . . Beautiful tenor oi( ■ ( uiiicii he uses to advantage in the glee dul) and " Hoolae " ) . . . iininaculalc drcsrcr . . . He ' s a golfer (was second in the State . iiialcur (Championship when he was 16) . . . Has the exasperating habit of ignoring beautiful ginch who fall all over themselves for him . . . Only picks the ones that are already spoken for — then they stab him in the back . . . Has a bard time in academics, at least he api)lies himself . . . Sharpe ami 1 a lor ha e directed a concerted campaign to lead him astray . . . They have won a few victories but against his natural con- servatism and his Iiomk- ten miles from tiic Academy they have not materialK succeeded. ri DAVID EATOA PEUKISS Melrose, Massach u setts " Squarerigger " . . . During Swalt Near, developed a mighty pair of slioidders with legs to match by managing to stay on " flying fives with push-ups " . . . Has had niunerous run-ins with the Academic Board . . . Koom-iuates oiue liad liis l ags packed after one particuLirly fateful term ... A staunch member of the Sat- luday Afternoon Club . . . Likes fresh air and women . . . C.laims the two don ' t mix . . . Woidd rather sail than go on lilierty . . . Would rather shoot the bull than do either of ihem . . . Can sail anything from a paint bucket to a bath tub . . . Has made more restricted men ' s formations than you can shake a " pap " sheet at . . . Had a unique experience with a foghorn as 0. D. last sinn- mer on the Lakes, when he almost found himself on the bridge of another ship. I ( WARRES SAWYER PETTERSON Ki ' itniore. ISeiv York Pete is one of the out?taiuliii ; atliletes of our class — three years of foothall and swiniminf . . . He is a hundle of misdirected energy ... A great borrower; his room is the place to look for any missing gear — just never owned his own stencil ... At the table he eats from three plates, his own and the two adjacent . . . Proud possessor of a platinum Swedish square head . . . Always jovial . . . Can be found polishing off the class radio at frequent inter- vals; he is welcome to it after his three year academic struggle ... A great exponent of the beauties of our chosen career. Pete wants a crack at the Coast Guard air corps . . . The friendliest individual who ever bent a regulation, Warren will find smooth sailing anywhere. ■ ' V I WILLIAM loiiFon mwu Miami, Florida Known as the only cadet to wear out a bed from sheer use . . . Has the highest ratio of sleeping to waking hours and the lowest ratio of non-reg slumber to spots accrued therefrom . . . Snoozes peacefully each golden moment . . . Oddly enough, " Horizontal " goes in for fisticuffs in a big way . . . His only other interest, besides chow, is (you ' ll never guess) women, beautiful women . . . Pinder and women; cheese and apple pie . . . They always come back for more . . . Quiet, lazy, peaceful, lazy, intelligent, lazy, woman-killer, lazy . . . Best known in Big Red " s class for cor- rugated iron boilers with copper tubes . . . Best known in Habana for taking a sudden dislike to the Guggenheim Foundation . . . A lad who will always be a good shipmate. THOMAS WILLIAM POWERS Media, Peiinsylvania Torn has spent innumerable spare hours over an open text book . . . " Pipe it down, fellows, I ' m bilging " was his battle cry as he worried his w ay through mechanics . . . Seems to concen- trate best while staring through the window — or at it . . . While curled up in his chair he has astounded roonunates with amazing ability to tip himself over backwards — has created general impression of clumsiness ... In contrast, he has tinned in mirac- ulous performances in interclass football melees and on the bas- ketball floor ... A likeable, quiet, good-looking Pennsylvanian, he continually raves on alxml Media . . . Has terrible luck on blind dates at the college. WILFRED FI{Ai CIS RAES RiK ' ln ' stor, l pic- Yorii Bruno llii ' liruiii . . . Massive, hrawin. :iii l ol hilc a l ll on lln- cliubhy side . . . Muxular In u|»|tcr rc i( n . . . Shidio dili cnlly . . . Liberty houiitl . . . iNcns woman excry week end . . . I ' aslidious in appearance as an unmade bed . . . Second favorite indoor sport is gazing at image in mirror . . . Fa l Itoxer itli a left like a cat coaxing a nionse into making il elf a meal . . . (llean li in " kid . . . Leave routine consists oi atlding new olnmes to his collection of addresses anti indulging in new foods . . . Fine sense of hnmor . . . Drove one roommate to di lraction ] locking liim oin in cold corridor alter laps when roommate had gone elsewhere looking for a place to stndy . . . Ignored loud pleas of above until unfor- tunate was given ten demerits for crawling through transom at unauthorized times. f DAS RAYAt ' ltH Superior. W isantsiii Pat Hardcr ' s unflerstiidv wiiik- at the University of isconsin . . . Gave up " drawing board " courses at Wisconsin for Superior State Teacher ' s College — 90% woiiicii . . . loriiier environment doesn ' t affect lilierty routine; seldom drags . . . Blessed with a healthy ego. Dan is intelligciil and interesting to listen to — with judicious use of a grain of salt . . . S ill outtalk anyone on past experiences, classical music. Itallet, relatives, anything . . . His sarcasm is ever present, hut if we thought he meant all he says it Avould he a different story . . . Spends time in hole antagonizing hapless roommates, " My , you ' re the most stupid guy I ' ve ever seen " . . . Unhappy possessor of one of the larger silver buckets, he hopes for shore duty. n GEORGE FHAMIS KOIIGERS Peekshill, ] eiv York One of the busier bees . . . Some iinderclassinen still hear owls hooting in their sleep . . . Throws a lot of leather in the ring but prefers the long arboretum courses for exercise ... At present is intrigued with the home-like atmosphere of (iroton . . . The brace . . . Home-town consciou . . . " (ihauncey M. Depew came from Peekskill. " . . . Eyes light up like a pinball machine when anmsed . . . Gets uiidcr 93 in A. C. but is improving . . . Resembles a combination of Tony DeMarco and one of the se en dwarf when waltzing Matilda . . . Run Surf ti ' Stiniii with a slightly cor- roded iron hand . . . " Oh. rats! February! Only 28 days in which to excel this month! " RAPOIPII KOSS, JR. Milton, Massachusetts ' ' Randy, cl oil oiir knees! " . . . Tender kid . . . Mighty with the grijie . . . Small gin . . . MehxK maker . . . Piano perform- anees ne er pass lioogie-woogie stage . . . Hoolae baritonist . . . Short . . . I{ill -r mIkm restricted . . . T.iherty lidiind from the piipjty stage . . . (ionlimialU eii eloped in a eh)nd of smoke . . . Miero-eadel . . . Da| |ier . . . ( ilenehed-Iooth chuckle |)reliides non reg aclixities. alerlOid commnter at ((012 ia the digit express . . . Bright lad . . . Seludarship to Brown l)efore C. G. A. . . . Tiny . . . Avid follower of Dorothy Dix . . . First legal heer the da after grachiation . . . eclor directing not a strong point . . . Longs for assignment as instructor in foreign languages . . . lie iKtu know- several languages . . . Successful lioxer - too small In lie hit. AIITIIIIK WILLIAM RUIZIL J(irlis ni viU( Florida ' I ' hr " (ialoi " . . . A!•li l - lra()riliiiar Jiis jh-ii name " Squalid " i faiii( ii lliroiifrlioiil Surf ii ' Slorin pafies and lotinal dance (ItMoralion- ... Hi- -olc annox iiiji lial it — conliniial hrush- iiiy: of his hair whitli lia Idl il a andv washed-oiil coloi- . . . Loa c and lilicilx ronlint- — women, in ariety . . . Can lalk his wife, or anybody else for llial mailer, inio ihinking himself ihe answer to a maiden ' s prayer . . . Long a believer in don ' t do today what you can do hy the light of a flashlight at 0430 when the barracks is quiet . . . Calm and quiet Rel)el on most occasions, the devil himself when aroused . . . Would travel thousands of miles for some of Mom ' s southern fried chicken. EDUARD PETEIl lllTKES Brooklyn, iSeiv York " Eeep " . . . Al?o " Rut " . . . Preferrtd not l(» have his most pop- ular nickiiaiiic here . . . Sailing and swimming man . . . Popular with women . . . Pesters classmates by scribbling on their lecture notes when they ' re not looking . . . From " Greenpernt " . . . " The Central Park Pigeon " . , . Has a unique laugh . . . He ought to — he ' s a unique man . . . Never helps clean up the hole . . . Slasher in the field of lab reports . . . One of the boys the first night of any leave at the G-A . . . " Playboy " . . . Wants those gold wings . . . His line permanently magnetizes women . . . Never drags bags either . . . Popular . . . That noise you hear now is probably Ed. DOUGLAS CARGILL RYAI Pelhatn Manor ] ew York Doogle . . . Sandy-haired . . . Scotch as whiskey and bagpipes . . . Near-Member of Century Chib . . . Twisted grin . . . (Con- genial soul . . . Swimming pool and cross-country habitue . . . Lover of peach ice cream and anything spelled c-h-o-w . . . Home- spun philosophy . . . One man who got the bird and wasn ' t po ' d . . . Falconry was his hobby back in Podunk ... So quiet it takes weeks of research to find his hole . . . Hiker and camper . . . Con- scientious w orker . . . His day begins after taps with hour long sessions of physical culture . . . Entering married life with trepi- dation . . . Interrogates all whose viewpoints are more objective on complexities of matrimony . . . Liberty centers around writing voluminous letters to the femme. i GEORGE THOMAS SAIN, JR. ] ashvillc, Tennessee Strictly a val■l air addict . . . Prefers to spend Northern winters in a liernielically sealed liolhouse . . . IManager of the wrestling team . . . Faithfnlly nurses the groaners with the aid of an impres- sive array of vitamin pills, salt tablets, energy pills, and KNOs . , . " The Colonel " ' . . . Seems a shy and modest boy but actually hogs the spotlight in bull sessions . . . Occasionally gets despond- eiil ;iii(I wails, " Ah ' m gonna bilge, " . . . Hangs onto the upper brackets of the precedence list . . . Ordinarily cheerful and always willing to believe the best of everyone . . . Trusting nature is reflected in the way he loans money, clothes and gals . . . One of the most good-natured guys in the class ... " I tell you fellows — she was Spanish! " r .)OII liEA SAeilEKS, II Wasliinsiton, District of C.olniuhia " Beanie " is a eadet whose primary interest at C. G. A. has been music . . . All (illicr li lracli(m . willi llic excfpliftn of a few women, have been phieetl in their j)roperly inferior positions . . . We still do not nnderstand how he has manajjed to put aside his aradeniics o tmieli and yet do so well . . . His aeeoiui)lishments with the piano and organ have the admiration of all of us who have heard him . . . Has even been toying with a bit of composing . . . " Beanie " ' is the accompanist for the choir, glee club, and the Hoolae, as well as helping out with a good bass voice now and then . . . Big party organizer . . . Phys. ed. hater . . . oidd probably look like Santa if he had a white beard. UlLMER Sl ' inVEI. SI!EKIi, JR. Marqitette, Michigan The Red Tiger . . . Red-headed temperament . . . Renders uniquely disparaging and jagged edged remarks about classmates and any current ordeal . . . Square cornered physique . . . Swabs sluidder at his biting response to their intrusions . . . Ten healthy blinks, a toothy smile, and a side-of-the-mouth chuckle precede his entry into a bull session . . . Ace gag line critic . . . Laughs at anything . . . Shows amusement with outlandish contortions . . . 1 ' righteningly efficient on occasions . . . Can foul up with the best of us . . . Academy gripe artist . . . Resembles rooster when giving commands . . . Has been known to say the wrong thing in the right place, the riglit thing at the wrong time, ad absurdiim. f 1 JOHi H. SHARP Ph iladelph ia, Penusylvan iu Sea lawyer . . . Will gripe with anybotly about anytliiiig . . . Ask Schweinsberg . . . Chases women . . . Never catches any . . . Talks about the big ones that slipped from his grasp . . . Wants harem to use for rugs . . . Leery of picking up a sack, never gets started ' til liberty is nearly up . . . Uses his steel-blue eyes to run swabs . . . Never talks to tliem . . . Chow hound . . . Cynical . . . Aloof . . . Never at a loss for descripti e names, nicknames and adjectives for anything or anybody . , . Always drags bags . . . Always has feet higher than head, except when on his feet, which is rare . . . Never misses a liberty . . . All-round good Joe. d HERBERT H. SHARPE, JR. Rechvood City, California ' M oiikey . I ' luannv abililv to convert articles in Reader s Digest into eleclroiiics formnlae for the following day ' s ram , . . Deadline and expenses mean nothing to him . . . His Shaft Alley columns were always worth the overtime required ... A face for every mood . . . Enough moods to fit the faces . . . Dissertates extensively on anything from Dante ' s Inferno to Dante ' s spag- getli ... In a few words, say 10.000, he can portray any desired atmosphere ami make il sound aulhenlic . . . Comedian, on and off the stage . . . Author of uniquely unusual and now famous events ... A statement for the hooks on anything contendahle . . . Never lost an argument . . . Idealist . . . An institution as a " dynamic personality " and world traveler on leaves and a side show on any occasion. I KOIIKIIT n I 111 AM SMITH Ptirryrilh I ' t ' iiiisylrdiiui Sinitly - llir " I lnM ' -ii( - ' willi coal diisl in Iiis rai and a coat hanger in his coal (or max lie llicx i ' all arc his shouhlcrs ) . . . Classwork OK . . . No rccxaius yet, hul lie doesn ' t let il iiilerfere with his jirinie passion in life — Doltici . . . Sln is the lialm and comfort to his di illn ione(l sold . . . .jii. i i;dve the lir. l iui after 1300 to Uneas ille. hops in her car. and " up alonji " to her house to try to ix-al lier father in pinochle ai;ain . . . Hard as Pennsyl- vania Anthracite . . . Ask anyone who j layed Itaskelhall, foot- hall, or hasehall in intra-nnnder sports against him . . . He plays the N iolin too in off minutes . . . Certainly not in the time between signing in from liberty and the tiuu liberty is up! . . . He ' s a trackman . . . Specializes in sprints from the gate to the OD ' s office. [ ' IP ■t tllAKLES lllDSOi STEELE Ocean I ieit Delaivare Just what the name implies . . . " Carlos " was a first classman from the start . . . Yarns about him. Imt ne er from him, indi- cated an acute lust for adventure . . . Charlie has a salty roll to his gait and a well worn hat which make an unmistakable sil- houette . . . ith this, a meaning glance, and a good word, we know that he is in the usual good mood . . . His Delaware words are few but pack a wallop . . . Likes atmosphere, bottled and otherwise . . . Always has something to celelirate or sorrows to drown . . . Treats re-exams like a hobby . . . Devised some of the better first class rates . . . Charlie worked his way through this college and gained note as an Academy institution. JOHI WESLEY STEFEEY Baltimore, Maryland Barrel (■Iie t (l . . . Shrill (»ice(l . . . Accomplished wrestler on the mat and on liherty . . . Most hard foujiht j)attle wa? lowering his voice to an aiidio-frtHjuencv . . . Energetic dehater . . . Can he talked out ot an thing . . . Famous for " poppet al e " " reflex in ranks . . . perpetual!) out-of-phase from the hips up . . . Tallest midget in the corps . . . Self styled chaplain . . . Tell it to Steffey . . . Muscle lM»uud writing hand from taking notes on everything notahle . . . Dependahic for hum (lope . . . Defuiite answer whether lie know- it or not . . . orries ahout acadeuiio during finals week . . . W omen |)n-li him arouiul like a peram- bulator . . . Sjteufls stu i h(iur re-reading lo e letters. a M SHIRL JOSEPH STEIMUW Yoiini:stoivu, Ohio Litllc Joe . . . P] ( ' fls ill ;iliii l aiiNlliinji exc iil llnroid gland (lev( ' l |)Mi ' iil . . . W ic!(l- lif;illli Id ' l liook in riiif; . . . Dra5: from collf c lor iiKol (laiico . . . K -c|) IkmIv in 1.0 conililioii lliruiigh ri (|ii iil ()ik(iiil . . . Maiiilain lirallliy outlook on lilc and lilx rl . . . PiiiMio liapjdiK ' .-s 1) liiiiiMll ' . . . ( )iiift and hard to know . . . FornuTly all ii lcd onnf: to Mi College . . . Preserves a military appearance. t v» lii» lieart . . . Fits personality in sinootliK with other people when llirown in contact with same . . . C.onvcrsalion a hit on llie -lntT side . . . ( ' oniin-: around sl(» l . . . Has latest ord on economic situation . . . Kiijoys picnics in Arhoretuni . . . Don ' t we all . . . Actions charaeteri ed hy ellieiency plus. I l JAMES PllL STEIVAIIT Fort Tlioinas, Kentucky Rec room ;i l(li(l . . . I he pool slunk ol uiir class . . . Often in the canteen with his nose in a i of ice cream . . . Bottle of coke in one hand an l a l»ar of can l in tin- other . . . No academic difficulties . . . Strains of his now cracking voice can he heard at 0601 . . . Diseoiicertinfi to some of ns who are trouhled hy such little prohlem,- as liilging . . . Lady killer . . . Possesses uncanny way of falling in love, swooning around the barracks with " lioy she ' s swell; she ' s the girl for me " — then falling in love again . . . " Women just attract me " . . . Cheerful personality . . . An always-handy ear-to-ear smile which resembles a piano keyl oard . . . No trouble making friends and keeping them. r " ' 1 J ff 1 1 m ' V • ' • • ' , fc JAJIES ll(l V KD SWI T IT est Pointy (,eoriiia Jiimiiy started in by showing np late way hack in swalj snnnner . . . Has been in a linrry ever since, despite his Dixie eyes and liair . . . INIain aniltilion was to reform roommates . . . With this in mind he developed a singing voice like a leaky bilge pump . . . We got used to it and the old (but good) yarns he kicked around so well . . . Jim ' s short legs are no handicap to him . , . Moves along with a streamlined glide . . . Never a hair out of its few places . . . Jim ' s prides are academic precedence, pistolman, and a smooth approach, each of hi(]i he has put to good use . . . The last proved exciting to the " junior miss " set. but Jim will never admit defeat . . . e ' ll remember his way of debating earnestly but always with a smile on his face. ri ALFRED mn TATMAN Norfolk Virginia A. Jay . . . Like a roaring lion but harmless . . . Sails well . . . Introduced fourteen foot dinghy to Bermuda on good will cruise . . . Feted throughout the island after heating the English boats . . . Religiously shuns anything not furnishing joy . . . Sleeps in classroom enough to have it classified as annoying habit . . . Hails from Norfolk, land of nickel beer . . . Big hearted and not close- mouthed by a long shot . . . Always saves a little word for a class meeting . . . Delights in chanting fraternity ballads of definitely shady tone . . . Doesn ' t take academics seriously . . . Not the main thing in life anyway . . . Applies red lead in copious quantities to all food . . . Red nose not due to red lead consumption . . . Plays harmonica with unequalled zest. CLEW KAVMOXD TAYLOR South Pasadena, California Taylor — the only iii;in in the corps with an elastic miniature . . . " How was I to know she ' d believe all that? " . . . Track star in high school . . . Boxed at ihe Academy . . . Plays (of all things) the tuba . . . Also hass fiddle, piano (took four lessons once), and lends his mellow hass voice to the glee rluh and Hoolae . . . Has the arms and shoulders of a 180 pound weight- lifter and the waist and legs of a Powers model . . . Staunch advocate of the " Balhoa IJmnice " . . . That ' s where the head makes like a graceful soap l)ui)lile and the body and legs make like a helicopter . . . Favorite subject is leave, followed closely by liberty . . . Could write a book ai out those leaves . . . Responsible ior Surf ii Storm " Shaft Alley " material . . . lias definite civilian tendencies which three or thirty years of indoctrination will not affect. DAVIU ll l(l!V THOU AS Coluwhiis Oliio Harry, the poor cadets ersioll of ( ' assanova . . . Has been around with more wdiuen tlian Macy ' s revolving doors . . . Dash- ing fellow; dashes around in quest of woman with car . . . Not endowed with super abiuulant intelligence . . . Applies self dili- gently to matters scholastic . . . Formerly attended military school which left no lasting impression . . . Could not he described as " spit and polish " . . . Always ready with helpful ad i(e for any predicament . . . Recognized authority on facts amorous . . . Only cadet to commit " Married Love " to memory . . . Romantic searches wind him up in all sorts of queer places . . . Managed Merriman ' s Mavericks for extra-extra curricular activity . . . Just not the live wire type. r1 rr niOMAS CAIlTWIlKillT TIIOMPS (lh ' ii(Uth Ohio Lmlw rifilit? jjrt-aU ' .-t lt ' .-irc at llie Academy ha? Ijocn lo roller skate through the passageways of Chase Hall . . . His ancestors eaii (luiiIith-.--I lie Iract ' i] lo tlic pohir regions, as his insatiable desire tor fre-h air of an leiiipcrature has forced his wives to sleep under six Jtlankets. two peacoats. and a chiffonier, and the section to huddle shiveringly around the radiator . . . Any evening after taps, the aroma of hacon and eggs can he detected throughout New London and vicinity . . . The source? . . . The third deck Spar head, where Cartwright and the hoys are sweat- ing o er a hot grill ... It has often been debated whether Cart- wright was born for tlie women or the women for Cartwright, but whi(]ie er it was. they all call him " darling " ... A sure thirty-year man. he will make a good officer when he grows up. if Vl ffllllAlI F. TIGIIE, JR. Rirni iughani , Mich igan Quiet and unassuming . . . E ii u()ik liani . . . Knows a littlt- of the country from Itein ' an A.} . on (ireal Lakes freighters for a time . . . Has a rugged philo ophy - - too nuuli religion is a laii- gerous thing . . . Possesses a solar-sensiti e complexion, thercf trc usually shines like a stop light four months of the year . . . Would commute to New York hetween formations if he had a rocket ship . . . Sleep — academics — sleep constitute most weekends ... In fact most weekdays . . . The man to live with when preparing for an inspection . . . Dreamy terjisichorean . . . Everything in mod- eration . . . Bull ses ioii(ur . . . (Micws tongue when concentrating or vice versa. RiniAKD MOKSE IMIERHOOI) W estivooil, Massach iisetts Irrepressilde Im • . . . Sleepy eyed . . . Classic remark: " Fni l)il};ing " . . . Savant uilli llie liooks . . . Why study when there is liherty? . . . Chow -lion nd Iroiit way hack . . . Traditional New Enfihind small town . . . .( iontimially holdinj: down his hed with his hody . . . (Jift to the weaker ex . . . Baskethall manajjer . . . Strai{;ht from a college fraternity to us . . . Believes in the adajie of wine, women and song . . . T.ittle wavy head in a hijih chair . . . " Let " not fiel nosey " . . . Slill dclached and (lc iron . . . A liil of mill lie iiicr here and there . . . arions nicknames like " Underwear, " " Skinny. " " Bones " . . . Fast heconiing a fag addict ... Is there an loda-ay? ... A vague, ethereal stare in the classroom . . . Happy-go-lucky . . . Regulations are made to he Itroken, so why not? OTTO FRA flS }Um Newark, ISetv Jersey Unclaimed, unclean, obscene, unseen, Ensign Unsinn . . . " Viejo " or " Old Folks " . . . Joined Navy when Horatio Nelson was a niesscook . . . Shipped on the Wichita . . . Fleet signalman extraordinary . . . Instructor at Annapolis . . . Shellliack . . . Veteran of Iceland. Naples, Rio de Janeiro. Buenos Aires, Mont- evideo, and " Jungle Joes " on Sand Street . . . Rutgers ... A fight- ing Irishman with blue eyes and flesh-colored hair with brown spots . . . Super savvy, entered No. 2 and still in the running . . . Editor of this very book, author for Surf ii ' Sionii. boxing squad. Humphrey Bogart fan (Iid» ... As a leading member of the intelligentsia he studies day and night eight days a week but always in his stocking feet . . . Hopes to be a gauge tapper for the Bureau of Marine Inspection . . . Voted by the class of 1917 a " Man with the hairline most likelv to recede. " 1 mm ' IV i EMIL M. VALEIIKAlll Neiv Yor}, ISeic York al is the ollitr lialt ol I lie " Gold Dust Twins " ... It has been said that when a girl iiiarrifs nie she married both . . . Hummnim, e wonder!!! . . . Strietly a lover of the outdoors, especially his place up in Connecticut . . . Before he met Blanche he had one ambition in life: to be a woodsman . . . Now he has three: Blanche, buihling a good set of arm and shoulder muscles, and making good in wbalcNcr he does . . . Favorite sport is shoot- ing a rifle whether it lit- at a rabbit or a Imll :- eye. and liis three years on the C oast (iiiar l Hide Team have proved that he is a good shot . . . He thought he was going the way of all rifle captains, but found out it mi- the rifle and sent it back to the factory ... A likelv storv. m DOMID RAY VADGHN Canton, Ohio Ducky . . . Gnome Company man for three years . . . Wrestles religiously each season . . . Works fairly well at academics . . . Tends to dope off as much as any of us . . . Strictly a one-woman man throughout academy career . . . One of the guys who asks ' " How many days to graduation? " with several thoughts in mind . . . Drags local hall-and-chain to be . . . Mechanically minded . . . Not too securely attached to handle . . . Follower of Patrick Henry ' s precepts . . . Favorite pastime is joyriding with Sub-Base people at five minutes before liberty expires . . . Knows every inch of New London ' s country roads . . . Likes to get away from beaten path . . . Usually happy with more ups and downs, on first conduct. .4r RlllIARD THEODORE WAGNER Chicago, Illinois A character from the windy city ... A real " live and let live " kid . . . Easy-going and carefree . . . Only worry is having enough money and liherlv lo kctji up with his social life . . . Great puffs of smoke exiidf iroiii ;i hir r jdpc . . . Joe (College style of mili- tary hearing . . . Can lie seen with an attractive college girl on any unrestricted Satnrda after trecN are served . . . Spanish and Math re-exanis . . . Only shished when trying to remain unre- stricted ... A " service " letter in wrestling . . . Memher of first class boat crew . . . Once, when senior man in his room, immedi- ately " gave " the regs lo a swah room for fear that he ' d have to correcl ihciii . . . As a first clasman he has taken up bridge, golf, and choir jn l to " " improve " his social Itackground . . . Post-grad- uation plans include marriage — as soon as the right girl finds him. JOH LELAP WKIUIT Mill Valley, California Poor old Lee, and you ' re riglit on both counts ... A bill before Congress to prevent men from retiring on graduation day . . • Money comes and money goes and the world carries on . . . " Why can ' t she see what a good deal I am? " . . . An aura of after shave lotion, liniment, and rosin . . . Two-time Eastern Intercollegiate boxing champ . . . " Ill moider duh bum " . . . Long range lover . . . Ambition: a basketball team of rough and tough Pappy jun- iors and a beautiful wife . . . Replies to a query, " Uli? " . . . Appetite extraordinary . . . Proponent of good will . . . Eat, sleep and love your way through life . . . That tender smile of innocence . . . Questionable grease inevitably resulting in troulde . . . Pro- sopopoeia of the arbor vitae . . . Optimist and idealist . . . Exudes personality . ; Durfey. sec.-treas.; Hatliaway, presi- dent; Daniels. vire-presiHent COMDR. E. A. CASCINI Class adviser 7 te GlaM o I 9 4 8 Kj K. 1 HB 1 ' " H The class of " 48 caiiic to the Academy from a world lorn witli strife, from all walks of life, from all branches of the service. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since that idyllic Swab Summer when a Springfield rifle was only known as a thing with which to shoot. The rigors of our Swab year are just memories now, some to be cherished. nian to be forgotten. Wc went through our indoctrination with a liigli, if sliglitly liattercd, bead. el. it was in the midst of the " hell and ])rimstone ' ' of a Swab year that the class of " 48 found itself. e emerged from it a smaller but fiercely loyal group, each uiend)cr ready to do everything possible for his classmate and for his corps. The third class vear brought new horizons to the eves of tlie class. The seeds planted the previous year began to yield a harvest. The class began to apply the j)rinciples of leadership which it had learned. For the first time we were to give it out, instead of taking it. Since those early days when each cadet gingerly tried out his new privileges for the first time, the true meaning of " trained initiative and leadersjiip " " has become clear. Tn charge of indoc- trination and carrying out the edicts of the first class, the class of ' 48 has never stopped learning and developing. To ] r )ve bow tborongblv integrated llie class of ' 48 has become in Academy life, 1 need only refer you to the roster of any cadet sport or activity. The football, basketball, and swimming teams are but a few of the many that are laden willi tliird classmen. Tlie dance committee. Surf n ' Storm, and the Philoso])Iiy club have strong third class representation. ii A»3tS C04g Remember when? R. A. Anderson. Jr. Washington, Arkansas I. L. Apgar, II Bound Brook, New Jersey J. B. Baron New York, New York S. S. Beckwith Bayside, Long Island, N. Y. K. J. Boedecker, Jr. East Orange, New Jersey K. J. Bosnak Irvington, New Jersey C. F. Brandfass. Jr. Wheeling, West Virginia J. B. Brook Chicago, Illinois J. W. Brophy Fargo, North Dakota W. F. (iiimi Oak Park, Illinois C. I). Daniel Jacksonville, Florida H. A. Davenport Great Neck, Long Island, N. V. R. G. Day Flushing, Micliigan K. E. Deaver Cedar Rai ids, Iowa A. A. Dentnan Camden, New Jersey R. E. Dolliver Berkeley, (California J. C. l)or.-ky Bridgeport, Conned icut R. A. Duin New Ulm, Minnesota Mill! |{r( Ml Syracuse, New York W. p. Biill.r. Jr. Annajjoli-. Marjland J. K. By.rlein Detroit. Micliigan W . E. Caldwell ?pringlield, Ohio D. M. Chapman Waterford. Connecticut M. S. Charleston New ork. New York J. T. Chine Sunnyside, Long Island, N. Y ' . Liiigi Cohicciello Schenectady. New ork J. D. Crowley Islip, New York H. F. Gregg Brooklyn, New York R. S. Hall Seattle, Washington C. R. Halll)rig Chicago. Illinois ' . G. Hariuan Hoisington, Kansas C. B. Hatliaway Harrington, Rhode Island E. L. Hauff Newark, New Jersey J. R. Hope Kansas City, Missouri J. F. Hunter Detroit, Michigan G. A. Jolinson Chicago, Illinois R. W. Durfcy Oak Park. Illinois G. W. Eiderkin West Southport, Maine N. P. Ensrud Allentown, Pennsylvania R. B. Evans Akron, Ohio W. H. Fitzgerald, Jr. Medford, Massachusetts F. J. Gaither Beech Grove, Indiana P. C. Gaucher Willimantic, Connecticut R. F. Goehel Johnson City. Tennessee H. L. Gotwald Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Richard Kaffcnherger Rockville Centre. New York D. :M. Keay Brorkton. M;iss;uliiisi ' l!« G. E. L.id.K.n Sprinpfii ' ld. M;i arliti t ' tts J I. I ' !. Liii leniann Milwaukee. isioiisin J. H. L.xl-r Sonll) I ' ill-Iiurt;, Tennessee G. K. Loftiii W ' asliingtoii. Distriit (if (Miliinilii:i C. S. Matthews Atlanta, Georgia R. J. fcCui..- Hartford (Jil . Iiuliaiia . H. M( Mullen. Jr. Santa Rosa. New Mexico (). L. Milnor S;in Antonio. Texas J. V. Mooro ( ' .harle?t(iM. i-i ir iiiia S. M. : Iooie. Ill Washington. District of Columbia 1 I 1 K. C. i l-nll Long Iti-arli. (California . C. Ochiiiaii Ilridfipport. ( ' onneilicnt H. W. Viiiiv] MilwauktM " . i ) ' on in ( w . i;. I ' , .k Millvill.-. ,.« .l.-rsey hn-,l l ' nm ki l a?-Iiii;i. i- I liinip liirt ' .1. K. H.C.I Pasadena. California ( I ' Lerov Rfiiilmif;. Jr. Baltinioie. Miirvlanil V. V. Riii.hart Chillicolhe. Ohio D. G. Koss Tulsa. Oklahoma S. T. S li;iil ii t( ' iii Long Beach. California George Scliinidt New- York. Ne v York Bernard Shapiro i e v York. New ork K. L. Shtiff Brooklyn. New York D. W . Starr. Jr. Los Angeles, California Richard C. Taylor i ashinglon. Distrirl of Coliinihia T j Si Rohert C. Taylor Queens Village, Long Island, N. Y. B. E. Thompson Duluth, Minnesota P. W. Tifft, Jr. Niagara Falls, New York R. J. Tomozer New York, New York D. R. Villareal. Jr. Tampa, Florida R. E. Walsh Fork Union, Virginia . I{. Weadon Alexandria, Virginia T. T. Wetmore, III New London, Connecticut D. G. Wooden Baltimore, Maryland V ice-President Shelley, President Klein, Secretary-Treasurer Cretella. LiELT. CoMDR. E. C. Allen Class Adi isor 7I4e ( aU 0 I 9 4 9 We are the Fourth Class — the true epitome of " the high sense of honor, loyahy. and ohedionro " of tlie cadet corps. From a myriad of eii ironinciits and associations, this year of indoctrination to our future mihtary careers has molded us into imc united team — ca i;er, amhitious. capal)lc. The transition was a ililliiiilt one, to he sure. The exchanjie of civilian complacency and felicity Ijy many of us for a Hihlc of regulations and the Running l-ifiht was quite a lialTlinji at (ir.sl. hul soon we were in the swing of ihiugs in ?-tc|i uilli the mam of our numhcr who had already ex- perienced military life. Vi e of the exa igeralcd hraces, the scpuire corners, the inevitahle doiihlc-limin . the tlircc-inch seat, the eleven dollars J)er month, and llie cxcrlive " up and shoulders. " Iia c learned well the true essence of humilit . suliniis ion. and rcslrainl. The true tests of " heaxiiif; around " ' llic niatn orderlies and the varied details, mcl cacli of M cparalel . and il found wanting, alone we stood llic measure of coiricl ion willi llir lorliires of First ( " all or Miss Spiin licld. In our associations willi our fellow cadets we have, in a sense, liecome a judge of miii. IIiom- of us Messed with the commission of ]uarlerniasters came to know the hiunaiuu-ss of our superiors as well as their severity. We apprecial -d ilieir suggestions as well as their corrections and a comiru ' iulation struck a grateful response. In short, we recognized the full worth of lirst rate leadership and we lent ourselves more fully to our tasks as Swahs with the realiza- tion that in the not too far distant future wc too would know the respect and responsihility of a siripcd shoulder hoard. Rear: Shefte, Morbito, Koster, Mclllienny, Muth, Stewart, N. E. illiams. Center: Brockway. M ' itliey. Meatl, W. E. Clark. J. M. Clark. Elliiit:. Scliuerch. Front: . 1. Young. Wagner, Cretella. Von tier Harr, Flynn, U])pcnheinier, Dolliver. Rear: Raynor, Hocli, Wefald, P. W . Meyer, Brick, Mayer. Center: Adams. Wanderer, Klein, W. B. Reynolds, Parks, Blaha, Burke. Front: Miiell ' r. Ward. Andrews, Norris, Masterson, Freyeisen, Smith. - - 1 ; : .1 Rear: Kiilzick, Grujjer. Sjn-ccn. Chittick. Nelirt, Schwol), Ivanovsky, Larkin. Center: Caiiihor, Freeman, Leihson, Jolinston, Shelley, Shore, Langabeer. Front: Sawyer, Hyers, Tannel. Soreng. Field. Schwartz. Rear: Pauljien, Cox. Baker, Biniis. Hainplon. Sherlnirne. Fonda. Center: Starkweather, Penn, Carniichael. keneflck, Johnson. Lewis. Ryniek. I ' rout: Sheiner, R. W . illianis. Singer. Sliorr. V. H. Shaw, Jr.. Russell. Rear: Sedwick, E. H. Meyer, Steijhins. Gracey, Lauth. Corsbcrg. Center: Dwyer, Alterkruse, Du Peza. Stuckert, Jones, White. Front: Aljerman. Fiii;a!o. Spitters, Buikiiian. Hamilton. MeClintock. Rear: Kelcliani. Ciawfoiik csler. Tintllc. Yi . H. Shaw. DeMuesy. Lattin. Center: Brandt ' ass. Haitlove. Fearn. entling. CrispelL Mulvany. Hawkin? Front: Sullivan. Keller. Wallers. Wallace, Klingensniith. Kanko%v; ki. T - ®- A • • SiJ ' . " I© i?j ft ' lL ' : . I 1 ' • l nE TO inVERTISEHS Admiral Billanl Aculcmy American Export Lines Arundel Corporation, The AudilTren Refrigerating Sales Co. PAGE 246 !. ' ■-■( I - ' ID 2-13 - ' };5 -13 Babcixk and Wilcox Co. Balfour. I., (i. Co. Bath Iron Works Corp Bausch K: l.oinl) ()])iical Cjo Benveniiti, . ' . i ; Sons B. G. Corjjoration, The 25-, Bingham Press 2 )4 Boston Candv Kitchen 245 Boston Uniioiui Co., Inc. 232 CameraMasters 238 fHulT Fabric Products 240 Coca-Cola Bottling Co 234 C-O-Tu ' o Fire Ecpiipment Co 234 Douglas, W. L., Shoe Co 230 Electric Boat Company 241 Federal Services Finance Corp 236 Fellman and Clark 245 Fisher Florist Corp 244 Fouke Fur Company 236 Gibbs Cox 242 Goodman ' s 242 Gram, W. ' 1., Co 244 Haskell, Bill 249 Henry Hudson Hotel 238 Herfl-Jones Co 239 PAGE ilililnii I ' riiiiiiii; Conijiam 251 1 I ilhoi ti-1 laiiiburger. Iiic 247 )ahn K: Oilier Engra ing Co 250 Johnson, E., Florist 234 Merriam, G. C, Co 248 Meyer, N. S., Inc 248 Moffitt, Lncian 0.. Inc 232 National Bank of C onmiercc of New London 243 Navy Mutual Aid Association 238 New London S; Mohegan Dairies 233 Perry Stone, Inc 230 Reed ' s Sons, Jacob 238 Saks Fifth A eniic 240 Savings Bank of New London 245 Short Line, The 232 Spalding. A. G. Bros 230 Sj)erry Gyroscope Co., Inc 237 Spicer Ice 8; Coal Company 245 Stair Bros., Inc. 244 lliaiius Shipyard 245 Tongass Trading Co 248 Union Bank Trust Co 244 United Services .Automobile Association 246 U. S. Naval Institute 247 inLalert Co., Ltd., The 248 A ' aiifn Steam I ' lnnj) Co., Inc 249 228 ii Serving the Ships that serve the nation Water-Tube Marine Boilers • Superheaters • Refrac- tories • Airheaters • Economizers • Oil Burners Seamless Welded Tubes. Single-Pa$s, Header-Type Boiler Three-Drum Boiler Two-Drum Boiler Three-Past, Sectional-Header Boiler Single-Uptake, Controlled- Superheat Boiler [M.310) Woter-Tube Boilers, for Stationary Power Plants, for Marine Service . . . Water-Cooled Furnaces . . . Super- heaters . . . Economizers . . . Air Heaters . . . Pulverized- Coal Equipment . . . Chain-Grate Stokers . . . Oil, Gas and Multifuel Burners . . . Seamless and Welded Tubes and Pipe . . . Refractories . . . Process Equipment. BABCOCK THC BA •■ Office Beoctc ■ " 114 " CC AA o " «f« •V 4 ' " - ' K e COX CO. ' - ' - ' ro.:oZr° ' " ' ' ■ ' ■y. oeusrA CA. 229 . . . the name that ' s official with America A. G. SPALDING BROS. Div. of Spalding Siili ' s Corp. ciiqlasm Sliced W.L.DOUGLAs sHOE CO,. BROCKTON 15. MASS. Stores in Principal Cities Good Dealers Everywhere Com pli in Pills of PERRY STOl E, Inc. Jeivclers Established 1865 NEW LONDON, CONN. 230 m MOOTING THE SUN. " BY ROCKWELL KENT, FOR THE AMERICAN EXPORT LINES COLLECTION COURSE FOR THE FUTURE Feet braced . . . every muscle tense ... he " fixes " the ship ' s position in the endless sameness of the sea. The safety of an American ship and cargo depends upon his skill. As a navigator relies upon the sun and stars, so America has taken an Act of Congress as a landmark in the sea of foreign trade. The Merchant Marine Act of 1936 sets the nation ' s course for its security in ar and peace. This great Act points out that a sizable, modern, privately owned mer- chant marine is essential to transport men and supplies for our Navy and Army. War has proved this. And that our security . . . and that of our allies . . . depends upon strong U. S. mer- chant shipping . . . the same shipping we must have to control our vital foreign trade ! Today, . ' merican Export Lines vessels are bringing home victorious armies . . . carrying food and medi- cine — America ' s outstretched hands of mercy — to prostrate nations. With them sail U. S. ideals and good-will. But soon fast, modern American Export Lines ships will once more sail on their regular time-table schedules to the lands of the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Indian Ocean . . . their cargoes and ports of call determined hv what you want to buy and sell abroad. FROM THE MERCHANT MARINE ACT OF I 936: ' ' Necessary Jor the national defense and {our) foreign and domestic commerce, " is a merchant fleet ' constructed in the U. S., manned with a trained and efficient citizen personnel . . . owned and operated under the U. S. Jiag by citizens. " DON ' T GIVE UP THE SHIPS! I. W. ATEH A SUN American Export Lines 231 SERVING THE U.S. COAST Gl ' ARU ACADEMY SINCE 1942 lht-Hierj£biuL NEW LONDON TER. 15 STATE ST. Tel. 3119 MOTOR COACH SERVICE NEW LONDON - HARTFOKI) - HARTFORD — NORWICH OFFICE 252 ASYLUM ST., HARTFORD Tel. 5-3462 Coaches to Charter Anywhere in the U. S. vhl-vfio Il£UuL, HARTFORD TER. 256 ASYLUM ST. Tel. 5-3462 CUTLESS RUBBER BEARI] GS ]or S tcriiTubojsa II d Stmts Soft rubber bearing surface — efficiently lubricated by water — this bearing far outlasts all hard surface types, protects propeller shafts, reduces vibra- tion. More than pays for itself in extra wear alone. Saves you time, trouble and upkeep expense. FREE BOOK of engineering data applying to ships of every type and size, is yours ivithout obligation. Write — LrCIAI Q. MOFFITT, Inc. AKRON, OHIO BOSTON UNIFORM CO. INC. Known Throiijrliont the (loast Guard Since 1898 Naval Tailors and Complete Outfitters 66 Chelsea Street Charlestown, Mass. 232 m The First Essential For Every Day Training The meal tliat includes MILK is the meal that takes you somewhere. It ' s a health habit that is not only good for your training days but for all the " heavy duty " days in the years to come. And the finest milk is supplied to the Cadets at the Academy by O ' EW LO] DO MOHEGAI DAIRIES PASTEURIZED MILK and C R E A M Phone 9027 GRADE k MILK A 233 Comjflinivnts of E. J01II !$0X Florist 369 Ocean Avenue New London, Conn. Phone 7665 Bonded Member T.D.S. Floivers telegmjtliod to all parts of the irorld COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. OF New London, Inc. 951 BANK STREET New London, Conn. FIRE i: riNGlISHING EQUIPMENT SMOlvE DETECTING SYSTEMS C-O-T O hand and wlieeled extinguishers, hose units, manual and automatic extingiiisliing systems and smoke detecting systems provide fast, efficient, non-damaging fire protection employing clean, dry, carhon dioxide gas. CO-TWO FIRE EQUIP31ENT CO. Newark 1, New Jersey " C-0-T " 0 " is a registered trade mark and corporate name of this company. C-0-T O Smoke Detect! ng-I- ire Extinguishing Systems and Portables are approved for marine use by the Merchant Marine Committee and the American Bureau of Shipping. THE BINGHAM PRINTING COMPANY PRINTERS PUBLISHERS 19 Mountain Avenue New London, Conn. • PRINTERS OF THE ALUMNI BULLETIN Congraliilalidiis to thv (iradiiatittg Class from the Officers anfl Cadets of ADMIRAL BILLARD ACADEMY Nfw London, Conn. 231 « ' P n 30 ' T ccuu PIONEERS IN AIRCRAFT ENGINE IGNITION l- ' rum early reciprocating engines of the now far- off days of 1917, to the modern engines and pro- pulsion methods of today, B has pioneered in the development of the most efficient and precise igni- tion devices. IN RECIPROCATING ENGINES, the B ceramic- insulated RB19R avial ' wn spark plug is in use on airlines the world over — giving superior results under every type of operating condition, on every continent and over every ocean. JET PROPULSION AND GAS TURBINES. The same technical skill that developed RB19R is producing B spark plugs for jet propulsion and gas turbines. A number of models have been designed with excellent performance records, both in actual flight installations and in devel- opmental projects. THE CORPORATION 136 West 52nd St., New York 19, N. Y. MANUFACTURERS OF BOTH CERAMIC-INSULATED AND MICA-INSULATED AVIATION SPARK PLUGS 2.3,S SPECIAL mmm m m to offiiers AR:MY - NAVY - MARINE CORPS - COAST GUARD trherever located FOR THE PURCHASE OF AUTOMOBILES. FOR MAKING INVESTMENTS AND FOR DIRECT LOANS on monthly payment plan W Itli no rcslritlioii on the tiioveiupnt of (its fuKiined through us FEDERAL SERVICES FINANCE CORPORATION " ome Office 718 Jackson Place Washington, D. C. Branch Vi ARRINGTON. FLA. LONG BEACH. CALIF. Offices : Carpenter Bldg. Ocean Center Bldg. PANAMA CITY. FLA. CORPUS CHRISTL TEX. 230 East Folrth St. HONOLULr. T. IL Pier 11 Bldc. Medical-Professional Bldc. All United States Governnieiit Alaska Sealskins are Fonke-processed and bear the Foiike arrowhead trade-mark. Ki-i:. L, S. I ' al. OH. FouKE Fur Company . . . st. Louis, mo. Agents of the i . .S. Government jor the Proressiny. and Sale of ilnska Se(dskin.s 236 . made possible with Sperry Model A-12 Gyropilot WITH suitable Runway Localizer and Glide Path Control equip- ment, the Sperry Model A-12 Gyro- pilot makes possil)le automatic land- ings under all conditions of visibilitv. This S]ierr ' Gvropilot takes over completely the task of seeknig and adhering to the beam on the ajjproach and lands the plane unerringly . . . the most exacting function any auto- matic pilot can perform. The hinnan pilot with the A-12 Gyropilot has complete gyro-stabilized control of his aircraft at all times . . . H Perfectly banked turns at any air speed — automatically H Gyrosyn Compass directional control — continuouslv sla ed to the mairnetic meridian Autiiniatic hokhiig ol any selec- ted altitude H Autoiiuitic trim ol elevator con- trols regardless ot cluuiging load conditions H Utmost in passenger comlort — precise control and elimination of over-control, " hunting, " and " walK)wiiig ' ' ■ Electrical aiul mechanical inter- locks — automatically insuring proper manual o|)eiation ■ Automatic and instantaneous synchronization — no matching of pointers or other indications. These and other features of the new Sperry A-12 Gvroj)ilot introduce a new era in automatic Hying. Write our Aeronautical Department for further inlormation. T«» OE.M «K REO. U. S. AT. OFF. SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY, INC. GREAT NECK, N. Y. vUlll M) ' ' ' ' ' ■ ' " " o ' iefJ tetii ' Y ' tn ioiafioti lOS ANGEtES • SAN FRANCISCO • SEATTtE • NEW ORLEANS CLEVELAND • BROOKLYN • HONOLULU CVROSCOPICS • CLCCTRONICS • RADAR . A U T O IV1 A T I C C O IV1 P U T A T I O N . SERVO-MECHANISMS 237 IN MAKING PORTRAITS ITH CHARACTER The experience and artistn.- of Two Generations of Photographers went into making the portraits for this Yearbook. Tlie small Yearbook and large can be just as interesting, by making every photograph count. e will gladly show you how. CameraMasterS 1705 CHESTNUT STREET PniLADELPHrA, Pa. furinrrlv Hullander J, Ecldman THE MVY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION offers $7,500.00 protection to all regular permanently commissioned and warrant oflicers of the iVa ' ' , Marine Corps and Coast Guard on the active lists, not over 45 years of age, Midshipmen of the Navy and CADETS of the Coast Guard. — There are four plans of protection — paid-up at ages 60, 65, 70 and 75. CADETS — JOIN NOW and gain advantage of the low level premium according to your present age. you cannot obtain an application blank and information write to: THE NAVY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION IS ' avy Department WASHINGTON 25, D. C. SERVING U. S. OFFICERS FOR I 2 3 YEARS Since 1824 . . . more U. S. Officers have bought Reed ' s Uniforms than any other kind, because they have found Reed ' s tailoring, fit and long- wearing gualities to be best! Why don ' t YOU profit by their experience yourselt? JACOB REED S SONS 1424 CHESTNUT ST. PHILA. 2, PA. America ' s OLDEST and FOREMOST Makers of V. S. Ofiicers ' Superior Ouality Uniforms -+ ++ + + + +: Qratitude " The hotel doing the moit for the war effort and for service men ' . ' That ' s the vote of acclaim the Henry HuJson Hotel re- ceived in a recent New York City poll, made by a popular ■weekly magazine. Although all metropolitan hotels have been doing splen- did work — the Henry Hudson is indeed proud to have won this signal honor. Home of she OFFICERS PENTHOUSE CLUB -X- ■X- ■x- -X- 238 HERFF -JONES CO. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Manufacturers of 1944-45-46-47 CLASS RINGS AND MINIATURES Eastern Division 14 PARK PLACE, NEWARK 2, N. J. John Stephens, Representative 239 Q f _ 0 tC . ? nz ey AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK ONE OF AMERICA ' S LEADING NAVAL, MILITARY and CIVILIAN OUTFITTERS CLUFF FABRIC PRODUCTS WE ARE PROUDLY wearing our honorable discharge ennblem for a job well and faithfully done. Now we are back in peacetime production. In war as well as in peace the U. S. Coast Guard is a bulwark for the safety of the nation. Cluff workmanship qualified highly during the rigid inspections on wartime products and we will continue our perfect record in meeting the strict specifications for our peacetime products. And to the young men graduating this year, we can say what we have said before to countless young Coast Guardsmen — Follow the traditions set by your senior officers — you ' ll never go wrong. Joseph Grohs i i: -k i i CLUFF FABRIC PRODUCTS Manufacturers of Life Preservers, Kapok, Cork, Canvas and Rope Marine Specialties 457-467 EAST 147th STREET, NEW YORK CITY 240 A PROUD RECORD The men of America ' s submarine service accounted for more than 50% of all Jap ships sunk during World War II. By sinking 1750 of Japan ' s best merchant vessels, U. S. subs, most of them EBCo-built, cut the lifeline of the Empire, isolated the home islands and hastened victory. In addition, our submariners supplied and reinforced Philippine guerillas, and rescued 504 Allied aviators shot down in enemy controlled waters. ELCO PTs, fastest combat vessels in the war, thrilled millions with their daring mile- a-minute tactics, so successful against lap ships of all types and sizes. ELECTRO DYNAMIC MOTORS pro- vided dependable auxiliary power (or many vital operations aboard ships of the U. S. Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY 33 Pine Street, New York 5, N. Y. Electric Molon — ELECTRO DYNAMIC WORKS -Bayonne. Nuw Jltslv Motor Torpfdo liojts S, „««v«ts— NEW " LONDON SHIP AND ENGINE WORKS— Groton, Conn. ELCO NAVAL DIVISION —Bayonne. New Jersey 242 GIBB!$ COX, Inc. NAVAL ARCHITECTS MARINE ENGINEERS ONE BROADWAY and 21 WEST STREET NEW YORK, N. Y. UNIFORMS Goodman ' s of Course! Goodman Uniforms have long been traditional at the Acad- emy. For years officers and cadets have depended on Goodman ' s for smart, service- able uniforms. " CIVVIES " At Goodman ' s, for officers ' off-duty hours. PHONE 4162 OUTflTTtRS TO MEN SINCE 1914- OUT Of UNIfORM-IN UNIFOMH - « THEMTIOMLBAM OF (mmm OF m m tm Iniiiuli ' il ill 1852 Capital 300.000 Surplus and Profits 900.000 Assets over 13.000.000 DIRECTORS J. p. Taylor Aiiiistionp Kreileiic W. Mercer Clark I). Eilpar Ralph A. Powers Chester W. Kitihings Elmer H. SpauUiing Frank L. McCiiiire Earle . Stamtn Uaiiiel Sullivan Are you iisiiig the special folding check book for the U. S. Coast Guard Academy personnel. Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation First commercial use of anti-reflection coating was by Bausch Lomb — in 1939. The Balcote process is now standard on all Bausch Lomb Binoculars; it greatly increases light transmis- sion and sharpens image contrast, to make these glasses more than e er " The norld ' shest, by any test. " Bausch Lomb Optical Co., Rochester 2, N. Y. BAUSCH G LOMB OPTICAL COMPANY ' KCJLHLM LK . ' , N V. BATH IRON WORKS CORPORATION BATH, MAINE SHIPBUILDERS and ENGINEERS Constructors of Naval Merrhant Vessels. Including Patrol Boats, Lightships and Lighthouse Tenders for the Coast Guard 243 Compliments of W. T. GRANT COMPANY 137 State Street NEVi LONDON, CONN. THE UNION BANK TRUST COMPANY OF NEW LONDON 61 State Street Checking Accounts Connecticut ' s Oldest Bank The Coast Guard Stands for SERVICE Throughout the World But STARR BROS., INC. Stands for SERVICE Throughout NEW LONDON an.l ICINITY Send Fisher ' s Flowers On All Occasions • LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE Florist Telegraph Delivery Association Flowers by Wire to All the World 104 STATE STREET ()l l,osili- Main Phone 5800—5960 J. B. SIMPSON, Inc. SUITS Individually Tailored Uniforms Civilians ED. P. CALVERT Phono 476H 244 m 1 THAHES SHIPYARD I (:oR ORAT ;l) Kepaiicrs of All Types of VESSELS Three Railway Drydocks Capacity Up to 2500 Tons Laurence A. Chappell President Frank H Chappell Treasurer Laurence A. Chappell, Jr. Vice-President " Facilities to Serve the Largest — The Will to Serve the Smallest " New London, Conn. The Savings Kank of ei% liOnclon 63 Main Street New London, Conn. .i Mutual Savings Tianlc l!. omc.-s ov.-r 47,000.000.00 Allotments received for accounts of servicemen Compliments of Boston Candy Kitchen CANDY LUNCHEONS SODA Phone 9972 190 State Street New London, Conn. Spicer Ice A Coal Company " OW Company ' s " Lehigh Anthracite Coal Automatic " MOTOR STOKOR " Coal Burner Philco and Hotpoint Refrigerators and Ranges Grolon Yard and Office New London Office 19 THAMES STREET 795 BANK STREET Telephone 24331 Telephone 2-6207 Compliments of . . . FELLMAN and CLARK Florists Flowers for All Occasions 186 Main Street New London, Conn. N. BENVENUTI SONS General Contractors • 16 Elm Street New London, Conn. • ANY KIND OR SIZE OF CONSTRUCTION SKILL — INTEGRITY — RESPONSIBILITY 245 INSURANCE AT COST AllOTIOBILF lIOrSFIIOIJ) A. PKItSOWL 1 I{(»PERTY PEKSO.Wl. ALTOMOBILE ACC ' IDEIVT •- V »- All SAVIiVGS are Kiliiiricd Id Minilut- I pen Siiii|pliiil of (Jperation and Direct Dealing Expiraliiiii (if Policy willi Miiiilicrs I ' ermit Liberal SAVINGS O O MEMBERSHIP RESTRICTED To (Xriccrs ill llic Federal Servioes UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION Box 275. Grayson Street Slalioii SAN AINTONIO 8. 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