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COPYRIGHT, 1915 BY H. O. TOVEY ARRANGED AND PRINTED BY THE WM. H. HOSKINS COMPANY 904-06 Chestnut Street Philadelphia 1§ ahis auienty-serunb Bolmne of Slje ICurky Say nf tlie Hntten States •Dtfaual Arabemy is intenbeb to rrflert Arabemy life in general, to rltrnnirlr the euents nf tlie oast year, anb to orrserur to the membe rs of tbr Class of 1915 a frut of tor memories linkeb mill) their iFour flrat s in tlje ilbernrss. uJhr (Ulase nf 1915 firaprrtfttllg fcrfctratrs this ICttrki] lag to (Haytatn dhty % lurragr llmtr ft ?tatrs Namj Rear-Admiral W. F. Fullam. U. S. Navy Superintendent - III Lt.-Comdr. Chauncey Shackford (MM -« IM1 Commander W. W. Phelps — B %fkM Qoe3i 6 k Ill 5H WjLs a S V | ancATion mm -m V TEH M Commander H. B. Price 12 hir Professor H. E. Smith I ♦I p w oipecrJLy O0VJOO5 13 1 Commander J. T. Tompk ' ns 14 Ill fct. " T ' L ft f Jt ••Jl II m 1 • • t 1 • 1 I ' • _ 1 » -I lis: ddu r z mm . — m. L ' d - ! k Medical Director A. M. D. McCormick 17 .. ■63k ' M cj6 ♦ ERENNJAL. Artist. " TRe aur Without A Home. The TflE Tiee.es ano ) ESTA - . Yrt Mil c rr r, _ fr " brEKS " YBE n REB Seal " fiEwD x The 3 u m , imthoui i-lGHT y .i THE CLASS ES , Take this book of fact and fancy, And, though hoping for the best, See yourself as others see you. Both in earnest and in jest; For you ' ll find that things forgotten By your own most worthy self Have by others been remembered And been treasured on the shelf. Of the things you find here written. Some you ' re glad that others know, Some you ' ll wish — with speech emphatic- Were with Pluto, down below. Still, if you should get uneasy At the things it might contain; Rather anxious lest you find here Some things that you can ' t explain; Then there ' s only one thing for you: Gather up your hard-earned pelf, Then go buy the whole edition And suppress it by yourself. 21 tcfjarb Eannep bamg Washington. D. C. " Smoke " " Ranney " Star (4, 3, 2); Baseball N (4, 3, 2); Bas- ketball N (2, 1); Class President (I); Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Chairman Hop Committee (I); Footba ll Numerals (3); Editor Reef Points; Director Y. M. C A EALLY? " " Why, yes, and he ' s also Chairman of the Hop Committee. " That ' s what they all say out at the baseball games when Smoke hits the trail of a swift grounder. When Ranney gave up the joys of the Capital for those of the U. S. N. A., we never realized what was yet to come from this " plebe. " He made his debut as a member of the Plebe summer baseball team, and has been on the ' Varsity ever since. Though not of great physical prowess. Ranney measures well above the average in grit and " punch, " which, more than anything else, is responsible for his being on the Academy basketball team and the class football team. Kind of man, don ' t you know, that when he goes after a thing, generally gets it. There are probablv very few better balanced men in the class, for not only is he athletic but he ' s also a savoir and a fusser as well. Has carried a part of the celestial sphere on his collar for three years despite the demoral- izing effect of the hops and tea-fights at which he shines with the greatest " savoir faire. " In fact, Dame Rumor had it once that Ranney was to be the Social Aide, but in that instance at least she proved false. First Class year he was chosen Class President and has proved as capable in this trust as in others. He generally has the right " dope " on affairs and carries them through on a good common-sense basis which appeals to A the reasonable side of every classmate. J ' A man with a future. B 23 8 William ©enntson lUlexanber Cheyenne, Wyoming " • Football Numerals; Football N (2, 1); Football Squad (3); Lacrosse Numerals. 00D old Alex! There may be better fellows in the class, but they are mighty hard to pick. Billy ' s all there — and we like him. He ' s a plugger and a fighter and a good, hard-headed, practical man. Resourceful, sound in principles, generous and a master of himself is Bill Alexander, son of the Major. He isn ' t a brilliant chap so far as books go, but no one would call him wooden. His savviness depends in great degree upon the length of time he ' s willing to bone. Oftentimes he isn ' t very willing. Smoke Hall has its charms and Prince George Street its allure — — . Why say more? For four years Billy has played football and has made his " N " against the Army twice. He was much handicapped, however, by a stubborn knee during the latter half of two seasons. Alec will get along in the world, for he achieves success in ' most any line of endeavor, be it football, fussing, four stripes, chasing Fifi, or surviving several years of strenuous Crabtown life (this is the life). We are proud of him and with all out hearts we wish him success in the Service, even if he does go into the " Gyrene " corps. fc . - 24 Daniel Williams iUrmsitrong Hampton, Virginia " Dan " " Handsome Dan ' ' Track N (4, 3, 2); Holder of Academy Pole Vault Record; Medal for General Excellence, Plebe Summer Track Meet and Inter-class Meet (3); Varsity Football Squad (3, 2, 1); Class Ring Committee; Y. M. C. A. Secretary (2); Vice-President (1). know Dan is to know a whirlwind personified. Every day he can be seen flying around the cinder path, rushing down the football field or tearing to recitations. Never still a minute, always on the jump, doing his very best all the time. Dan started his Plebe Year with a rush. Inside of two months he had broken the Academy pole vault record and won the medal for general excellence in track athletics. Every year as regularly as there are football, gym and track teams, Dan is out for all of them, working like a horse, undaunted by a healthy forest of Steam, Nav and Juice trees; for it ' s been a long, hard scramble for Dan ' s 2.5 ' s but he gets them in the end. The one soft pedal in Dan ' s hectic life is the Y. M. C. A., to which he has devoted many hours of faithful effort even when sorely harassed by academic subjects. From this oasis of rest and quiet let us follow our hero in a breathless plunge into the maddening whirl of society. From the first days of Plebe Year " Handsome Dan " has been his nickname. Naturally he drags to every hop. Indeed, one day in October he was heard to remark, " I ' m sorry, but I have all my hops taken up until Easter! " In short, we find Dan closely related to an over- worked dyne. He is a fearfully and wonderfully made combination of student, fusser, athlete and general good fellow. Like the proverbial e. m. f., his " pep " seems to be " constant at all loads. " There are no signs of its ever abating and Dan is sure to win himself a name in the Service as a tireless worker. 25 Hlopb an orn Armstrong Memphis, Tennessee " Lovey " " Army " " Side-wheeler " Gym Team (2, I ); Academy Side Horse Champion (1); GNT (1); Non-swimmers (4,3,2). OVEY hails from Tennessee — Memphis, to be exact — but you would never guess it from his drawl-less speech. Of a humorous disposition, he is quick to pick out the funny side of life and his jolly laugh is a sure gloom-dispeller. The only time he gets rhino is when he hears them play the " Memphis Blues, " when his sad, thoughtful expression leads us to regard him with suspicion. He complains that the example set him by his savvy but not over-studious roommate tends to lure him from his studies. We can ' t see that he is in any immediate danger of bilging, for he always manages to get enough of the high ones to stand well with no visible effort. Plebe Year Lovey distinguished himself by complacently photographing the " weak squid, ' ' first to fourth classes inclusive. Let us drop the asbestos curtain, shutting from view his subsequent popularity with the upper classes, and shift the scene to show him in the stag line. No, he is not always in the stag line. He fusses erratically, apparently indifferent whether he drags or stags. We fear that some time he will persuade himself that he is in real earnest, and then . 1 1 took notable determination for Lovey to go out for gym, and his persistence in the face of the ironic compli- ments of his friends was no less wonderful. When the gym table was posted, Armstrong, L. V., found a seat assigned to himself conveniently near the sustenance. He has been a classmate whose sunny nature has been a class asset, and we will not soon forget his wide-open smile or cycloid walk. May he never have to swim a stroke!- -he will appreciate the good will in the wish. " How? " 26 JflansftaU Pritt grnolb Sleepy Hollow, Missouri " M. B. " " Curly " Keeper of the Bull (I). B. started life in the Naval Academy as a member of the class of 1 9 1 4, but near the close of Youngster Year, sick leave proved unfortunate for him, fortunate for us. We know little of his plebe summer and early training, but judging from the results, he was " one of the boys. " When we got our first glimpse of him he was rooming with Pat Searight, the bully of the old First Company, and we were tacking on " sirs " and finning out for him. " Curly, " as his college chums dubbed him (he was a " Rah Rah " at the University of Missouri before becoming a Pampered Pet), while not much of a fusser, is not a hopeless Red Mike. Far from it. At times he shows great bursts of speed along the line of fussing. One of these periods was during Second Class cruise, when he and Phyllis Angel, with the aid of Bates and his I S. H. P. limousine, formed a trio which out-distanced all contenders in the race for the favor of Newport ' s fair ones. As for athletics, M. B. as a plebe was a " comer " on the wrestling squad and an exponent of the gentlemanly art of self-defense with canes. Being turned back threw him out of his stride, and he has never gotten back into it except to do a little handball or to play tennis with the " Old Man. " Tradition has it that he was at one time signed up with " Hook ' s Parade Ground Giants, " which included such stars as " Itchy of Kenyon, " the Dutchman, and the speedy Cat, but that trouble with the manager got him his release. M. B. is a man with a level head and lots of executive ability. His election as " Keeper of the Bull " proves our implicit trust in him, for that ' s a job which calls for a dependable man. 27 !Xobertj8trt)olgoni§ cott5£afeer Washington, D. C. " Scott " " Periscope " " Captain " " Lapiz " Log Staff. ERISCOPE is a trifle less than seven feet tall and a trifle more than a foot wide. The combination is distinctive and rather pleasing to the eye if you admire skyscrapers. The wits and jesters on the " Illinois " found Scott ' s architecture an ever-absorbing topic of conversation, although he at times appeared a bit bored when they would spring one like this: " Hear about Baker? No? The officer of the deck ragged him sleeping in the range- finder last night! " Baker has a set of real brains, a most noteworthy distinction in this assemblage of mildly insane youths. If he had thought it worth while, he could have starred at any point in the course; as it was, by not opening a book after sunset, he couldn ' t do any better than stand under ten all along. But if he sets out in earnest to do something, count it done. " Thoroughness " is the Captain ' s watchword, and he lives up to it, whether it be gathering dope for the Log or introducing a new dance. The Log owes much to his contributions, which in addition to literary merit show a lively sense of humor; for example, " The Depantagraph. " Not a fusser in particular but in general, just to show that it is possible to drag more than one queen in the same year. Has lived in sweet harmony with " Otto " Stephan for four years, each disagreeing with the other on every possible point under discussion. Get acquainted with Scott: learn that his quick, hot speech is more a matter of habit than an evidence of his true feeling. We promise you an entertaining and beneficial friendship. " Come out from behind that signal halliard, Mr. Baker! I see you. " 28 glan parnett Springfield, Ohio " Alan " " Barney " f Class Crest Committee; Log Staff (2, I): Basketball Numerals. th IND reader, let me introduce to you Alan Barnett, for you may be sure that he will never intro- duce himself. Quiet, reserved, always a gentleman, with a spark of wit when the occasion demands— that ' s Alan. Barney has gone through the four years here in a steady, easy- going fashion, very seldom worrying much and never rhinoing. He was a source of alternate delight and disgust to members of the old Seventh, with his jokes and puns. Noted for being e King of Red Mikes: never known to drag. Fair one: " Who is that man there? " Joe: " Why Fai ' Oh, I think he is so handsome! " — at which Alan turns red and that ' s Alan Barnett. ' beats a hasty retreat. Alan will be your friend when you need one, will do anything on earth for you but drag. He is always the same, every time you meet him, and welcomes you with his slow smile whether everything is going all right or all wrong. You may rhino to your heart ' s content, and Barney will sympathize with you and finally persuade you that the outlook is not so blue after all. On hop nights you will generally find Alan, with his feet on the radiator, being entertained by well-known Cosmop. He has a practical head which will prove of good use in the Service, and is well informed on almost any subject you can think of. Has ideas of his own which you can ' t induce him to change, and usually they turn out to be right. In " Kansas " steamer. Second Class cruise. Doctor: " My foot hurts. I think there is a tack in my shoe and I don ' t know how to get it out. " Alan: " Come about. " Deep, tangible silence. 29 3Mn Jf rebertcfe patea, Six. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " J. F. " Football Numerals; Electrician Mas- queraders (3, 2, I); Saturday Night Movie Operator (4, 3, 2, 1 ). XPLA1N this to the section, Mr. Bates. " And off goes J. F. on a spiel that leaves even the prof gasping. The section just looks bewildered, as is natural. He ' s like that, a savoir through and through on the practical dope. A radio set under his locker — wheels buzz ing under his bed — a whole machine shop, lathe and all, in his lock box: he has the whole works. The white lights that you have seen every Masquerader show for the past few years have been products of his skill, and not a little of the success of the show has been due to his hard work. He is not a Rouge Mike of the most roseate hue, for once or twice he has been seen over in the dim corner behind the wrestling mat talking in an O-doubt-me-not manner to some fair maid. But can we forget, can we ever recover from the building materials he brought aboard once on the Massy cruise? Bates is a clever chap, — there is no doubt about it. You can ' t hold down a man like him, so before many more years the second classmen will be drawing a whole set of books by Bates, J. F., at seven hicks per. The Service wants men like him, the kind of men that have the push, the ambition and the brains that Bates has displayed. There is no lack of opportunity for a clear-headed, practical man like him. " Did I catch that message in radio today? No, I did not! Why, even Bates, J. F., missed a couple of words! " 30 Etcfjarb Waller pates Alameda, California ' Rafe " " The Kaiser " " Limousine " " Pianola " This body does contain a spirit; A kingdom for it is too small a bound. " —Shakespeare. Football Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Football N (1); Soccer Numerals; Track Numerals; Manager Track Team ( 1 ) ; Farewell Ball Committee. On the track his PRODUCT of the Western coast, this smiling, fair-haired son of California forsook his native land just four years ago and listened to the call of the Navy, and the Navy has stopped calling and been listening to Rafe every minute since. Behind that smooth forehead lies one of the most active minds, from an argumentative standpoint, ever created; he likes to talk on any subject from grease-marks to women and is remarkably well versed in all, having at one time, it is rumored, convinced even the stolid Tecumseh that limousines should be used by midshipmen. . Judging Bates from his enviable record made at the Academy, he is one of the best all-around men in the class. Four years on the Varsity football squad, he played a beautiful game during his First Class year until taken out in the last half of the Army game, severely injured. sprinting ability secured for him the job as manager during his First Class year. He is savvy enough to get by without boning and to foil all supposedly infallible profs who attempt to argue with him. One other thing — did you say women? Why, bless their dear little hearts, they think the Kaiser the most wonderful man in the world, and even if he were not gifted with a supernatural ability to whisper sweet nothings, Rafe would be a hero in the eyes of the gentler sex. Though always overflowing with hilarity, Rafe has a sweetly amiable disposition and is one of the most popular men in the class. Beneath that sunny smile and frivolous air there beats a heart as true as steel, and that radiating friendliness is a fitting background for a noble character. Au revoir, Bates; we ' re proud to have had you for a class- mate. May you have a wonderful career! and in the after years, though continents and seas may separate us, we ' ll ever be glad to drink to Rafe Bates, of the Pacific Coast. " You know I like that Mr. Bates! Isn ' t he cute? " 31 Eostoell abftelb Platr Milwaukee, Wisconsin " Roswald " " Ros ' " Thou wast always a good lad. " -Kipling. Lacrosse Numerals. rfSS TOP! Look!! Listen!!! Note his walk — that walk which has been so carefully practiced and used by some of the regiment in times past and present. A fair-haired product of that all- famous Milwaukee, though his name seems to belie his extraction. Rhinoed, boned, pulled " sat " and then hit the tree again, off and on for four years. Beginning youngster year he has dragged to the hops, drawing varying samples of the fair sex from schools and cities far and near. Naturally, therefore, he has often thought of resigning from the Navy to make some girl happy. Not much given to athletics but steadied down long enough second class year to make his lacrosse numerals. He is a fiend at sailing and is able to hold his own with the best of them in any nautical, sea-going, or tactical argument. His best feature is that he takes pride in knowing and doing such professional subjects well. When he does a thing he does it right. Endowed with these most necessary qualifications, he will evidently make his mark out in the service. " Yes, indeed, it is the Blair — not the Beer — thft made Milwaukee famous. " 32 Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts " Bull " " Mose " " Bod " " Hake " Assistant Manager Gym, Wrestling and Swimming (2); Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; Captain Weak Squad; Class Champion Swimming (3, 2, I). SUALLY when people are gifted with a variety of accomplishments they are not particularly good at any of them, but Howes is a distinct exception to the rule. His versatility does not consist in excellence in athletics but in his ability to adjust himself to his surroundings and be perfectly at ease in any situation. He gets more keen enjoyment out of addressing a public gathering than Patrick Henry ever did. And well he may, for as an extemporaneous speaker on almost any subject he is always sure of himself and his delivery. " Bull " — for that is the name he has earned — has a particularly keen sense of humor and can see the point to any joke, even the kind he himself tells. From the time he entered the Academy to the occasion when the Superin- tendent ' s butler announced him as " Mr. Mudfish, " he has been a fairly consistent Red Mike and has never dragged to more than twelve hops in any season. He shows his value as a friend at those times when he drags for other people, and, according to his telling, those occurrences are rather frequent. Howes is a talented writer and can express himself with ease and lucidity. His efforts have been largely responsible for the success of the Log. Mose knows more about Paris than any other man in the class and is not entirely ignorant about some parts of Tangiers. He is a member of the swimming team, and after three years of hard work has also qualified as Captain of the Weak Squad. If you have never met Howes you have missed the ac- quaintanceship of one of the best and truest of our class. " Now, as I was saying " — etc., etc., etc. o M vMS 33 i ik William ammonb JBotoman Sumter, South Carolina I " Fo ' c ' sT Lucky Bag Staff; Choir (2, I); Mas- queraders (2); Glee Club. O to the ant, thou sluggard, " runs the proverb; better still, go to Bowman and find what real industry is. " Fo ' c " is a rare bird, one who believes that mere academic work is not enough to fill the day as profitably as might be wished, and who therefore is ever on the lookout for something worth doing to occupy the idle moments. He studies entropy and dygograms with the rest of us, probably more conscientiously than we do. and in his spare time takes up things more interesting — Lucky Bag, Choir, Glee Club, Masqueraders, Class Athletics, Y. M. C. A., Bible Study. Into all of them he throws himself with the same purposeful enthusiasm. If he promises you dope a week from to-day, why, you ' ll get that dope exactly seven days from the given instant, though there be twelve examinations and six hops in the meantime. He lives a curiously sane life for a midshipman; his beliefs are arrived at slowly, but when formed he will not abandon them for any amount of ridicule from others wise in their own conceit. A dozen noisy opponents cannot shake his opinion unless they mix a fair proportion of sound reason with the flow of hot air. Bowman is no mechanical gink, in spite of his methodical life. Nobody enjoys more than he either a little outing or a lively conversation, especially the latter pastime, because his ready speech, jewelled with sparkling word-plays (Barnett ' s are no worse), makes him one of the best we ' ve ever seen, and " we ' ve seen em all. " We shudder to think of the agonies that Foe ' s orderly soul must have suffered during his three years ' residence with Vickery, who makes up his room to represent a prairie-dog hole. 34 Cbtoarb Preeb Germantown, Pennsylvania " Ted " Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Masqueraders (2, I); Baseball Numerals; Soccer Numerals; Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; Glee Club. j T must be great to live in Ted Breed ' s world. We see a thousand things a day which fail to arouse any thoughts in our minds; but let Ted depict it with a few facile strokes in the " Log, " and behold, we are vastly amused. He has the rarest of gifts, that perception of the ludicrous which is indispensable to the cartoonist and the ability to convey his own merriment to the rest of us. For several years he has been entertaining us in the " Lucky Bag " and the " Log. " You will find examples of his work scattered throughout this volume. Look for them! Ted also has ever shone as " the musical kid. " For four years the post-hop chapel congregations have been remarking that handsome young man with the slick pompadour who sings such a beautiful bass. Also Ted has written a number of football songs, has won his numerals in football, baseball and soccer, and has altogether put his best efforts into getting the most to be had out of our life here. For the past year or two Ted has been undecided whether to be a naval officer or not. Certain it is that if his first few years must be spent in the engine room, E. B. will seek a job on the outside. He can be very efficient on engineer s watch, however, as he demonstrated on Youngster Cruise, when he fell asleep in the hammock nettings while stand- ing a dynamo room watch. The next morning he awoke to find that he had been locked in by the " Jimmy Legs. " Leaving out one or two lovable eccentricities, this lad from Germantown is as substantial a man as ever graced a class. He does not like turbines. 35 James; potter proton Elgin, Illinois " Jerk " " J. Potiphar " " J. P. " " Went into a public ' ouse to get a pint o ' beer; The barmaid up an ' sez to me, ' We serve no middies here. ' " —Dr. Push. Football Squad (3, 2, 1); Track Team (4, 3, 2); Football Numerals; Track Nume- rals. HERE are three mighty good things for which Elgin is famous: one is watches, another is creamery butter, and last, but not least, is James Potter Brown. We who have been his classmates through these four years would never, no never, have picked Elgin for the place which Jerk calls " God ' s country, " for he bears no resemblance to the two other things for which Elgin was famous before James hove over the horizon. Now Elgin watches are noted for the quietness and ease of their movements. Not so with Jerk; he ' s loud as an alarm clock at 5.30 A. M., and his movements — well, his nickname implies the rest. As for butter, we all know that it ' s greasy, so Jerk does not resemble it, because he ' d rather haggle with a prof and take a " two-no, " as Oom Paul used to say, than spread a drop of grease for a 4.0. In a school where there were fewer stars Jerk would be a brilliant athlete, weight he would undoubtedly have made them sit up and take notice on the football field, where he toiled mightily for three seasons. On the track he has given a good account of himself, and we are all hoping and expecting to see him get his " N " this spring. Now, when we think it over again, James, you are like an Elgin watch in that you are always dependable. " S-a-y, Oswald! get those knees together. " With a little more 36 Cfjomaa Gilbert proton Newport, Rhode Island " Tom " " Pat " " Timmie " " Ginger " Class Secretary (1); Track Numerals. H, girls! There ' s that charming Tim Brown! Isn ' t he fascinating? And oh! did you see him in the gymkhana as a monkey? Well, wasn ' t he just too natural for words? " There you have the femme ' s bird ' s-eye view of one of our social lions. That is only one of Ginger ' s accomplishments. Can anyone forget his feats in Dago?— in Naples, where he leaped to his feet and, grabbing the coachman by the shoulder, shouted: " Hola, cochero! Quel es le nom of that dumned old arch over la? " . Be that as it may, Tom ' s level head has helped many people in perplexing situations, and the way he handled all the bunch on the " Idaho " and made it a happy crowd was dandy. He may not be a savoir, but when it comes to leading men there are few who can come up to him; and if you want someone to be the life of a party or to start a rough-house or a one-ring circus, just find Brown and you ' ll have anything and everything combined in one. So far we have not mentioned hops, but there also our hero shines. With his talk and dancing he would win first fussers ' prize, but when he drags — ye gods! He has dragged enough bricks to form a walk from Carvel Hall to the Gym and back again. You can get his goat by using a falsetto near his left, saying, " Oh, make a monkey face! " Though he may never star in studies, you ' ll mark his name with a star if you ever get him as a friend, for in the subject of Friendship he rates a 4.0 easily. Jw V «§£; 37 Eapmonb purften Cincinnati, Ohio •Chief ANGWAY for the Big Chief! For four years this old war horse has been stamping around in our midst, valiant in battle, stubborn in defeat, asking for no quarter and giving none. He is tempered and restrained only by a great sense of justice and equity. The Chief is always ready to take part in argument, and assumes the championing of either side with the greatest of ease. Next to this love of discussion is his keen interest in politics and the political world generally, and when Raymond enters the Service, Ohio loses a presidential possibility. The fussing side of the life here has not drawn the Chief into its clutches save on very rare occasions. At these times, however, when he has condescended to adorn our hops he has shown a dis- criminating taste which bespeaks unknown prowess in the social world in other days. As a rhino artist " El Jefe " has no superiors, in fact very few are even in his class; but we are inclined to doubt the sincerity of some of his gloom, and have come to regard his hopeless speech as merely his own peculiar mode of soliloquizing. Burhen has shown ability to handle men without any attempt to shirk responsibility, and he firmly adheres to the admonition " Spare the rod and spoil the plebe. " The Chief does not mince his speech; he has proven to be a mighty hard man to become ac- quainted with, but his friendship is as true as steel, and to gain him to your side is to have a worthy ally. 38 enrp $opnter Burnett Shelbyville, Kentucky " Bobby " Sharpshooter; Expert Marksman; Class Pipe Committee; Choir (2). LLOW me: Bobby Burnett— a thoroughbred Kentucky gentleman. His favorite topic is Kentucky, and from all reports he is right in his statements. One could hardly term him gigantic, but what he lacks in height he makes up for in good looks. Bobby is by no means a Red Mike; nay, he openly claims that except for one memorable week of solitary con- finement as a direct result of a certain Army-Navy game he never missed dragging to a hop during Youngster and Second Class years. For four long years he has alternately taken care of. and been taken care of by, Don. They are always in the same, and last, liberty boat; and speaking of liberties, if you want to make a good one, just hook your arm in Bobby ' s and go along. Bobby has a knack— one that is never acquired but must be inborn— of knowing how to do absolutely nothing when there is nothing to do. If you will inquire how he interviewed the Pope, you will find that his proclivities for rest are as pronounced as have been represented. Since the advent of First Class year he has held down a chair in Smoke Hall pretty nearly continuously, and there you will usually find him, arguing with others of the leisure class who gather of an evening study hour around the festive bowl of Bull Durham. He has well-founded ideas on most topics and you will have to show him sound reasons before he will abandon them. Bobby came to us after a half-year with Fourteen, and we were glad to receive him. He is efficient, fairly savvy and thoroughly likable. " Now I ' ll tell you what ' s a fact: I ' ve seen . " 39 • Eupert Jfflanbell Punrtan Middletown, Delaware ' Burry " O those of us who think we have a harder time or worse luck than our classmates, this career is an indisputable contradiction. Who of us, with 328 demerits and a 2.3 in Math, in those cold days of February, Plebe year, would not have taken a sudden interest in spring fashions and set about considering the ways and means for setting a great circle course for home? But Burstan " hung around " until that famous " river ferry " order of the Secnav ' s came out. and some kind of a mix-up in the records lost him a few of his embarrassingly numerous demerits. Since then he has been unsat a dozen times, he has been mauled by the depantograph. he has roosted high in many a tree. Does he rhino? Not a bit! he just grins and keeps on working — in that narrow room down the corridor where the lights burn all night long. Of the many and various demerits he has in his collection, the most entertaining were those gained by a little hard luck when returning from a surrep- titious evening in the city of Annapolis during those afore- said cold days of Plebe year. When he came over the wall, he all but landed in the arms of one of the several M. C. ' s posted that bright moonlit night at promising points along the wall. Zip! — Burry was off! Zing! — the M. C. was no slouch at foot-work! And round and round went the merry chase in the Superintendent ' s garden, until a treacherous line grabbed Burry by the chin and threw him down after a spectacular flight. 100 demerits— because he didn ' t know where the gate was! " Well, Mr. Burstan! Who ' s Charley Noble? " _ " Why — er — ah — he ' s one of my classmates, sir! " 40 Robert 08toato Purton Purtoell Wairenton, North Carolina " Oswald " " R.O. B. " Sharpshooter. a ' M a tar-heel born, I ' m a tar-heel bred " — yes, that ' s Burwell all right — Robert Oswald Burton Burwell, of Warrenton. Just at present, however, he is familiarly known as " Oswald. " He ambled into our midst an innocent, unassuming village youth with an Arcadian simplicity of expression; he departs with a chronic blase attitude incurred by constant exposure to the wiles and charms of the fairer sex. But, then, who so deep and wily as Oswald himself? Who goeth forth weekly unto the tea of the instructor like Oswald? Who fusseth the fair one with a fervid fluency like Oswald? Yea, I say unto you, there is none like unto him in the length and the breadth of the land. Now the question arises, " Why does Burwell seek so much information about the Marine Corps? " There is a Reason — the Reason is nineteen years old and of a blonde disposition. We know this from circumstantial evidence in the shape of the letter a day that Oswald is in the habit of receiving. We have never met her, but we give him credit for good taste, judging from his hop standards. If you really want to know, though, ask him yourself. Burwell was a model until First Class year, when he fell from grace and actually started smoking — Horrid! horrid! There is no telling what he will do next; he may start drinking limeade! But whether he smokes Fatimas or Piedmonts, whether he drinks limeade or grape juice, Burwell will be on the job with a clear head, and the job will be well done, too. He has the knack of sticking to a thing until he gets there, so if you want to see someone climb in the Service, just watch Burwell. 41 Jgortooob tleg Calbert Raleigh, North Carolina " Sister " " Jew " " A sailor ' s life is bold and free. " — Ancyente Ballade. ORWOOD GILES CALVERT, commonly known as " Taters " in Raleigh, but renamed " Jew " at the U. S. N. A., I am charmed to meet you. What! not related to Emma? I thought I saw a resemblance. The Jew is a savvy, sometimes serious, sailor. Sailor? — well, I should say, yes! The motion of the waves fairly rocks him to sleep. Strange that such a man should contemplate going in the Field Artillery, giving as his reason that the Coast Artillery is too near the water; at least, that was the substance of his conversation on the third day out. (No one saw him on the second.) But he can sail a boat when the wind isn ' t very strong. However, it happened one Sunday about Easter time that the wind blew, and over with it blew Catboat No. 5, gently easing its passengers into the balmy waters of the Severn. For particulars ask Cousin Dave, unto whom the Jew waxed eloquent in describing just how it all happened. Taking everything into consideration, Sister is strong for the ladies, although he would have you think otherwise. And how they spoon on him! Look above, student, and decide for yourself. He has been henpecked for four years by " Ginger, " and still has to humble himself before Brown at times. His athletic prowess has been confined to cavorting around second base on the old Fourth Company team of the Sunday .- League. As a good three-striper, an unselfish friend whose first thoughts are for others, you excel, Sister, and by dint of these qualities we expect to see your name on the active list {not the active reserve) for many years to come. " Ginger, you poor old fool! 42 JoJm enrp Campman Houston, Texas " Harry " " Silk Hat " " Monoclinic " " He had a kind of face, methought, — know not how to term it, sirs, but There was something in it. " —Shakespeare. ' Beauty Hints, " without which he would EHOLD, ladies and gentlemen, a true son of the Lone Star State! — a long, lean, lank Texan whose standards of feminine beauty originated in the land of cactus and sand. For four years he has preached of the surpassing beauty of the shy Texas maiden and, judging from the examples he has drawn hither during his time, we are more than inclined to respect his taste. Harry has not dragged consistently, but when he has, " SHE " has generally been a subject of favorable comment for several days after the hop. When he says that he is fussing a girl from home, it is always a good tip to pilfer a couple of dances. In athletics, Harry ' s activities have been confined to handball and practices in the Swedish ballroom on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Harry is a strong advocate of Mme. Lina Cavalieri ' s not have achieved his present enviable reputation as a " soche. " About him there is always a faint, lingering, intangible fragrance of " Eau de Quinine, " " Herpicide " or " Mary Garden " — it is too subtle to be positively identified. Second Class Year this gave rise to a flood of abominable verse which sometimes caused him to forget, for the moment, whether he was walking on his hands or feet. Due to the capable coaching of " Stites, " however, Harry has acquired the ability of treating with supreme disdain all such attempts to ruffle his temper and cause his goat to browse at large. His name has not always decorated the lists of the " savvy " sections, but he showed the first part of First Class year that efficiency is not necessarily a synonym of savoir. His handling of the First Battalion as four-striper was a thing of which he should be proud. Harry, when he gets out in the service, will, we feel suie, continue to be the same hearty, hospitable, genial ship- mate that we have found him during our association with him here. He is a lucky man that Harry calls " friend. " " Say, fellows! give me that letter, will you? " 43 JWpf) J otoarb Cfjabtotcfe Bridgewater. Massachusetts " Joe " " Jo-sef " Basketball Numerals; Baseball Nume- rals; Masqueraders (2); Choir (2, I); Reina (2). ELLO, Joe ! Look at me with those sparkling dark eyes and give me that smile. No wonder the femmes go crazy over you. Joe comes from Massachusetts, but, contrary to the traditions of the State, he is generally " unsat " in something. It is not because of woodenness, however, for he is not wooden, but just because he ' s such a good fellow that he doesn ' t get time to study. He has roomed with " Charlie Noble " for the course, which accounts for it, as Charlie doesn ' t have to study. In athletics Joe plays on the class basketball and baseball teams, and was a forward on the famous Youngster team which won the championship from " 1913. " But it ' s as a fusser that Joe shines. He began Youngster cruise at dear old Provincetown, " did " Newport, Second Class cruise, and ended up First Class cruise by brilliant work in England. Now, there are rumors afloat that soon after graduation he is going to wind up in a grand finish. We hope not, Joe, for it is said that (a) " Benedictine " is dangerous. He ' s very seldom in any but the best of humor (except when the trees go up), and on the cruises especially he cheers up things a little when the horizon begins to pitch and reel and Bascom Smith makes a dash for the topside. He is generous, good-natured, and more or less efficient. Has a peculiar side twist in his walk, which we think came from too much association with " Sack ' it. ' Used to have somewhat of a Bostonian accent, but he ' s lost most of that. Another of Joe ' s failings is that he sings(?) in the choir. " Ah! Cutie, you mean so much to me! " 44 3rbing 3Hej nolbg Chambers Washington, D. C. " Simp " Lucky Bag Staff. RVING is a contribution to our class from ' 14, but during four years with us he has been one of us with no hint of previous connections. The departments have not given him any considerable worry, and with the exception of the languages of all descriptions he has found the academic course pretty smooth sailing. In Mech Drawing he was a particularly bright star, finishing up the subject with a nearly perfect score. Outside of studies. Simp has devoted his efforts to trying to land a place on the varsity baseball squad, and the snow is never too deep for his daily workout at baseball. He is inclined toward being a squire of dames, although his fussing has been somewhat confined to Sampson Row. His most noteworthy achievement is his rooming with Dupre for three years. Honor enough for any man! He has nearly civilized that wild cowpuncher direct from Center, Texas. It has been a martyrdom, however; one bright spot in those awful years is the time when he developed chicken-pox, sending Dopey to quarantine for two weeks. And Dopey was dragging heavy to the hop that occurred during those two weeks. Vengeance ho! Simp blossoms out on the cruises. He makes all the liberties, sees all the sights, and still manages to haul down a nice fat cruise efficiency mark with an attendant high cruise standing. He has proved a bit flighty at times, hence it is rumored that he intends joining the aeroplane corps. (Thumbs down, everybody!) The medical board has pestered Simp quite a little; here ' s hoping he gets by on the last one. 45 {Eljeobore CbSon Ctjanbltr Washington, D. C. Ted ' Baseball Numerals; Basketball N (1); Basketball Numerals; Football Numerals; Farewell Ball Committee. ED spends most of his spare time either in athletic pursuits or in sleeping. He has made good on most of the class teams, and has had the nerve to prefer a hotel bed to a day ' s liberty in sunny Italy. He has never been a constant fusser, having been somewhat handicapped by those thrust upon him through Faith. Hope and Charity. Not that many a fair maiden hasn ' t admired his manly beauty, with those dark, curly locks and winning eyes. What a shame that he has spent his Septembers in C— — , New Hampshire, where the lure of the cow-bells has well fortified him against the charms of the society belles. Or is it that a fair damsel in C- has been claiming our Ted ' s attention? _ Ted has roomed with Spig Field throughout the course, except for those months when bpig was piling up a little sea-duty to help him on his way towards winning that l84-to-5 shot of being an admiral. Although they don ' t seem to resemble each other in tastes, they have gotten along together famously, and Ted believes nearly everything that Spig says, which is a powerful test of trusting confidence. Ted has been growing remarkably fast since he entered here in his childhood days, and if he had another year to go, would probably be playing football on the ' Varsity. As it is, his work on the First Class team this year was just about the best that inter-class athletics has ever shown. Ted is a Navy Junior, but he is a rare form of the species, being quite unmindful of the fact. The very best luck that we can wish him is that he may follow in the footsteps of the " old man, " though, we might hope, with a slightly smaller coefficient of form. 46 arrpi obfa Cf)enotoetf) Altoona, Pennsylvania ' Bennie " " Harry " " BenjyBoy ' ' Beauties in Vain their pretty eyes may roll. Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul. " —Pope. Farewell Ball Committee; Choir (2, I). UALITY, not quantity! These three words are descriptive of Bennie. He has not been the class leader or tried to be a prominent figure, but he is one of the best-liked fellows in ' 15. Harry has an exceedingly happy disposition and seldom rhinos. However, let us not dwell too long on the quality of this man: everyone knows about that. " Not quantity! " Yes, for Bennie is hardly what you would call a giant. In fact, when he and Skeeter went to buy overcoats in London they were directed to the boys ' department This also handicapped him in the way of athletics for three years, but when first class year rolled around he joined the golf squad and you should s-e-e the little man swat the ball. It is he from whom, they say, Joe Gish takes lessons. Harry is not much of a fusser — there ' s a reason. He came to us a near-Benedict and will leave Benedict; he openly admits he ' s out for the class Par consequent, except when " she " comes down, Of course he but wherever a banner. he seldom graces the hops by his presence. wants a Philadelphia ship, so as to be near her he lands, he ' ll be a welcome addition. " Wotherbaum and Chenovitch. " ■r.% 47 r f €arle Wayne Jf reeb Cfjtlbs Lewistown, Pennsylvania " Soc ' " Let music please mine ears. ' Baseball Numerals; Basketball Nume- rals: Masqueraders (2, 1); Choir (3, 2, I ) ; Bugle Corps (2, 1); Glee Club. OC has never reminded us of a Quaker, even though he comes from Willie Penn ' s state. Soc has a deep voice, a merry laugh, and from a front elevation looks remarkably like a jolly hippopotamus, with a sense of humor in proportion. He is peculiarly fond of a big time. Second Class cruise he gained a reputation as a " big-time artist, " a reputation which he has not dimmed by later activities. His studies do not suffer markedly from his frivolities; although not savvy, he manages to keep along with the average without burning midnight oil. Seldom misses dragging to a hop; it all falls into his scheme of making the most of the opportunities of our enviably many-sided life! Youngster Year Soc was a member of our championship class basketball team- the one that beat ' 13 in about the fiercest inter-class contest we ' ve ever seen — and those who are conversant with the remarkably vigorous methods of expressing good-feeling that show up in these athletics will appreciate the state- ment. Some time later Soc demolished his knee and ruined all chance of making the varsity squad. Had he re- mained a whole man, he might be wearing the coveted " N " to-day — qui sait ? He has decided opinions and will defend them while a cubic inch of air is left with which to do so. He seldom rhinos, and when he does succumb it takes the form of a tragic silence, which is at least thoughtful of him. If Wurtele would do likewise we might all be loving the Navy " tous les jours, vingt-quatre heures. " In general Soc has a happy disposition, and that elephantine grin alone assures you that a liberty made with him will be a good one. 48 urton Hhjitfjam Cljtppenbalt North Adams, Massachusetts Chip " Soccer Numerals; Track Numerals. ho NOTHER product of the Bay State, ladies and gentlemen— Burton W. Chippendale, alias " Chip. " It is a recognized fact that each Massachusan who has condescended to honor the Naval Academy with his patronage has had some peculiarity by which he is distinguished from his fellow-abnormals. Chip is the exception that proves the rule. He hasn t starred he hasn ' t invented a noiseless soup spoon, or a pea knife, or a clock without springs. Although unfortunate in this respect, he has. however, succeeded in one notable accomplishment that is worthy of record in the Hall of Fame— he has conquered the inborn Massachusan instinct to say cawn t. Ever since Plebe summer, Chip has been a track man, and a good one, too— don t make any mistake about that. He has been one of those consistent hard workers, known as ' hustlers, devote all four years to a sport merely for the love of it and not for personal glory. He and " Avvy " Dalton have been two of " Red " Thomas ' right-hand men in soccer, too. When it comes to deftly guiding a soccer ball to impinge on that second curl from the cow-lick, Chip is there, decorated with all manner of bells and spangles. He has rather kept to a select crowd of the old Fourth Company. Plebe Year, he and Steve Rockwell hit it off; Youngster and Second Class years, he and " Jawn " Miller endured each other, but First Class year he fled to Archie Glann for companionship. Chip is always hail-fellow well-met with everyone — in fact this sometimes shows up in him as a fault. When- ever " dope " is desired on any topic whatever, he can always supply it, no matter whether he knows anything about the subject or not. He is sometimes seen in the company of ladies, but could hardly be condemned as a fusser. Second and First Class years Chip developed as a savoir and, because of his ability in batting exams, bids fair to become an admiral if the proposed personnel bill goes through. 49 aipi) albo Cfmstte Wakefield, Massachusetts " Dingo AY I mention " New England product " again? Yes, and from that hotbed of ingenuity and brilliance — Massachusetts. Because Fate was such, our hero received many a torture Plebe year. Just an answer of " Massa — , sir, " was enough. A wooden man ' s most delightful fruit. Ralph brought with him his share of wisdom, but he has been too conservative to make a general display of it before the profs. He won ' t argue with them; he would rather sit down with a rhino look in his eye and one of those " he ' s hopeless " ideas in his head. Christie is the kind of chap who looks out for his friends ' pleasures and needs. Sincere, big- hearted and hospitable — a mighty valuable side-kick to have close aboard. Just drop into Smoke Hall some time during your spare moments and you ' ll hear everything from " Hungarian Rhapsodie " to " Sister Susie ' s Sewing " executed (no, this isn ' t sarcasm!) on the keyboard by Dingo. He is the most accommodating man at pounding the box we know, and he can do it up right, too. It ' s most enjoyable, if you have a belayin ' pin handy, to hear our Wakefield pronounce " Ha-a-a-ahvahd " and " Bahston " - -well, you know how an approximate Bos- tonian does it. In searching for contraband dope on our victim ' s life we must consider that he has lived with that good-natured pest, Salome, for four years, and how could he keep out of rough-houses or off the morning news-letter from the Executive Department? Fusser? Um — just a little secret: keep your eye on him. It ' s either a case of " falling " or of " having fallen, " and his maxim always has been, " He who hesitates is lost. " So with the given data, plot his course and distance! 50 Cftarleg lober Clark Oakland, California " C. G. " " Squeegee " Class Supper Committee; Reina (2). ONEST Injun! he is a handsome chap. And tall and military-like! Well, to tell the truth he ' s that much to the good. Plebe summer this pulled him down three stripes, for which he delivered the goods. C. G. (no, that doesn ' t stand for center of gravity) has been one of the easy-going, steady men of the class ever since we got together, and he is mighty well thought of. Has never shone in any form of American athletics, but has gone along and penetrated under the skin of nearly everyone by general likability. Has had the misfortune (?) to live four years with " Chic, " but seems to be the better for it. Despite Chic ' s fickle influence, C. G. has been able to fall in love consistently once a year and remain constant till next leave. All in all, he ' s a cheerful classmate, a man of diversified interests and one with a large circle of friends. Sunny California can well be pleased with C. G. He ' ll rhino and he ' ll caper when occasions offer, such as Dago recitations, but he ' s a downright optimist, after all, and that ' s what makes the world go round. Whether in the Service or outside, in trouble or not, meeting and knowing this man gives a positive pleasure. " Yes, God bless him! " 51 tmp H cf)tetfeltn Clarfe, Sir. New York City, New York " Maggie " Masqueraders (3); Log Staff R. CLARK, what are you doing here? " That ' s the voice of the O. C. down the corridor, and Maggie is once more caught messing around with something he should not have. Perhaps he has just blown out a fuse trying to fix up some kind of an electric outfit. Perhaps he is just visiting for the purpose of teasing someone; but you can always depend on it that he is anywhere that he ought not be. Lessons are the least of Maggie ' s troubles, granted of course that he has any at all. If Maggie ever gets really interested in something worth doing he will surprise the world with his accomplishments, for he finishes what he starts regardless of consequences, and when he is through no one else can put on any last touches. Careless and care-free in the extreme, he is such a happy sort of a person that you can ' t get sore at him even when he is teasing you. He holds one record, we are sorry to state: he was the first man in the class to put a 191 5 class ring on the right hand of a girl when she was wearing a 1914 ring on her left. Don ' t tell we told you, because he isn ' t proud of his exploit now. Steve Brodie took a chance, and got away with it, but he had only a river to contend with. Maggie Clark has taken loads of chances, but his have been with a river com- posed of 0. C. ' s, Jimmy-Legs, and upperclassmen, and to our knowledge he has never gotten away with anything yet. The only gunman in the class more dangerous than Spriggs. " The man who should be respected is the man who will take a chance. " — " Speeches not appreciated by the English Department, " by J. Potter Brown. 52 Robert William Clark Amsterdam, New York " Salome " " Gyp " " Bob Willie " " Kink " " Ah! she ' s the lass for me! " Track Numerals; Track Team (3, 2); Class German Committee. E. call him Salome mostly, but that doesn ' t quite do him justice. He was Salome in reality only Plebe year; since then he has reformed, but the name couldn t be forgotten, hull of fun always, ever ready for a good time, happy-go-lucky— that ' s our Bobbie; for he is ours despite any arguments that may come from Amsterdam or Texas. He is a good listener to any story, but is always ready to come back with one just twice as good He has all kinds on tap, and they ' re unbeatable. As a track man he did a lot of practicing making Second Class liberties— then he had to run past " his florist ' s " to keep from being hauled in. While he claims that Amsterdam is without doubt the best place on earth, and would fight with a man for slandering the Erie Canal, he says that Geneva, Switzerland, runs it a close second. For five long days he ran loose there, happy and free, and won the hearts of everyone. Some even took him for Kink Alfonso of Spain and treated him in the manner that would become a royal personage. He took such attention in a kindly spirit, never allowing it to bother him in the least. Salome, we ' re glad, one and all, to have known you; glad to have had you as one of us during these four years. A good, true friend at all times, yours will be a friendship hard to lose when we finally " mingle with our friends " and go our respective ways. We will hate to shake hands and say good-bye, but we know that you go to a life full of success, and with it we wish you all the happiness in the woild. ( Invite us to the wedding, boy.) yirr-ff " 53 Stuart pettgon Clark Evanston, Illinois Stuart " " Stewey " " S. B. ' Lacrosse LNT, Basketball Numerals; Farewell Ball Committee; Masqueraders (4). M TUART BENSON CLARK, like all loyal sons of Chicago (a suburb of Evanston), is a great believer in anything that pertains to, or has bearing upon, that windy city on Lake Michigan. No matter what it is, Chicago has something a little better. We haven ' t a doubt but that he would advise one who asked his advice on the subject to get everything from a wife to a paper of pins at Sears, Roebuck Co. ' s or Montgomery Ward ' s. But don ' t let this prejudice you against Stewey. There are a number of other traits of his that you may like better. For instance, he is always ready for a rough-house, and he can ' t study unless he is beating time with two pencils to some popular tune, humming the same meanwhile. These don ' t appeal to you? Well, then, you can ' t help liking his work in athletics. Although handicapped by his size, he is a member of a cham- pionship basketball team and one of the mainstays of the lacrosse team. Then as a fusser he is a perfect success. All the girls like to talk to him, for they never know just what he is going to say next, except that it will be the unexpected. At the hops they all fight for the next fox trot with Stewey. To consider his serious side — he has one of those, too, and to say nothing of it would be to say nothing of Stuart — he is always in good-humor and it is impossible to make him rhino. To hear him give advice about keeping out of debt, you would think him a seasoned business man. He never knocks, is always willing and ready to help a friend, and he sees nothing but good in everybody. " Well, let ' s go! let ' s go! " 54 Horace Boualb Clarke Eagle Grove, Iowa Don ' Soccer Numerals; Class Song Committee; Hop Committee ( 1 ); Choir (4, 3, 2, I ); Glee Club. N ex-President of, and server of several terms in the White House, demerits have come Don ' s way many at a time. His good times have often conflicted with the " Regulations of the U. S. Naval Academy, 191 1, " and yet in spite of his collection of " serious offences " you feel instinctively that he is a man to be trusted and relied upon implicitly. He has broken regulations only after deciding that, all things considered, the game was worth the candle. For three years he valued his " skag " above the risk of discovery, and though others doubted the wisdom of his action, was not to be denied the company of Lady Nicotine. When dire retribution overtook him he took his medicine smilingly and uncomplainingly and spent the best part of Second Class year on the good ship " Reina. " It was characteristic of the man, for the good and bad things of life are all greeted with a smile and a calm unconcern. The smile has won him the affection of his classmates his matter-of-fact acceptance of Fate ' s decrees their respect. Not impulsive, quick neither of thought nor of action, Don Clarke is one of those methodical, lovable individuals who keep the world on its handle. He is not savvy, but has put up a good fight in the game. Navy vs. Clarke, in spite of a natural antipathy to the insides of text-books. There are some solid ideas in the back of his head that will take of superficial him a long way savviness would. " Perhaps Seiior farther than any amount Clarkie can tell us? " 55 I jBauib JWtlLtrnon Collins Boston. Massachusetts " Dave " " Collie " Track N (2); Captain Track Team (I); Track Numerals; Secretary Midshipmen ' s Athletic Association (2); Athletic Repre- sentative (4, 3); Football Squad (4, 3, 1); Log Staff (2, 1); Lucky Bag Staff; Mas- queraders (4, 2); Christmas Card Com- mittee; Class Crest Committee. u F you chance to hear some fair one inquire at a hop, " Who is that good-looking fellow with the dark, curly hair? " it ' s a ten-to-one shot that she has seen Dave Collins dancing a one-step or fox-trot with grace divine. " For he ' s a devil, he ' s a devil, " not only in his own home town (Boston, if you please), but everywhere else as well. Second Class cruise, his charm and his dancing, combined with a membership in the Social E. club, made Collie a favorite in Newport and Jamestown. From what we hear, the " New Jersey " soches who attended the " Mother Goose Ball " were lucky to have D. M. C. in the party. In Collins the class has a prep school star athlete who has made good in later performances. He has been a speedy backfield man for three years, but has missed playing against the Army by the narrowest of margins. At a Navy track meet, the man who first breasts the tape in the 100 or 220- yard dash is usually Collins, for this Roxbury Latin boy can show a clean pair of heels to most sprinters. One would naturally suppose that a Massachusetts product would wear a star on his collar, but Dave always did have an antipathy for anything mathematical, al- though his a-la-Venus-Abbott accent carried him along gloriously in all subjects where " El Toro " is at liberty to roam. Collie has talent as a cartoonist; since he por- trayed the " Pardon me, ladies " episode you can ' t get Gyp Clark to acknowledge his genius, however. Get Darrow started some day about the fleet cruise if you want to find out how Dave ' s presence insures the rarest of liberties. Furthermore, you can ' t help liking Collie, whether you want to or not. It ' s a sure thing! 56 Salter fofm Confer Hamilton, Ohio " Walt " " Abie " EFORE you, fair reader, is the picture of the best business head in the Class of 1915, and probably one of the best in the whole Navy. The occasions on which this commercial ability has been evidenced are too numerous even to summarize. Remember the way wardroom watermelons wandered into the midshipmen ' s mess on the New Jersey, Second Class cruise? Remember who borrowed a pair of shoes from an underclassman the morning of our last examination. Second Class year, so that he would not be compelled to ruin his own while christening his class ring? Remember who drew the full number of " Lucky Bags " on requisition and then had a notice published to the effect that they were for sale at cash prices? The gently fluttering hearts of the fair do well to flutter more violently in Walt ' s presence, for he is a susceptible youth. How many hops have been held during the past three years simply and solely for the girl he was dragging! As for correspondence — well, the daily pink envelope with its small, round address, " Mr. Jack Confer, " is usually but one among many on his table. For the rest, Walt is a willing friend — the kind that used to lend you ten bones during that financial drouth in Newport. And what ' s more, he knows every man on the ship, whether coal passer or Exec, and is only too glad to cajole any of them to do you every possible favor. His steady, persistent boning by its example, and his unselfish friendship by its sheer well-meaning, have helped his room- mate " Swede " through some thick academic forests when athletics had been playing the deuce with Overesch ' s class standing. " Confer ' s in the choir. " 57 Jlerian Colbtoell Cooper Jacksonville, Florida " Cadet " " Alligator Joe " " P. L. D. GNT (4, 3); Gymnasium Team (2); Hop Committee (I); Class Supper Committee ' Reina (2, 1). OU who do not know him, peruse this. If you do know him you are wasting your time. Read sixteen volumes of Boswellian biography with Cooper as the theme and you will know less than if you talk to him for five short minutes. " Short " is unnecessary, for in Merian ' s company all minutes are short. Everyone has a personality, but the Cadet, just to be different, has two. One of them he displays under the yoke of military necessity and the other when he is his own true self. The Navy struck a blow at civil progress when it took him in and incidentally limited his own advancement, unless " Admiral " is more desirable than " President. " Believers in reincarnation would call him Patrick Henry or Demosthenes, and doubtless he could give them both points in oratory. His vocabulary is large and his tongue is fluent, a combination which, supported by a quick and analy- tical brain, makes everything he says worth while. His heart is as large as his possibilities and as warm as his invective. Wherever he goes or whatever he does, his " sovereign state of Florida " will ever feel the honor and distinction of claiming such a son as he. Cooper, we like you because you are a man of original ideas; a man of practical experience; a man of strong conviction, and a man of remarkable personality. In each of the above the qualification " man " is repeated because it is the most descriptive of your character. It is too bad you are not a millionaire, for then your friends would be as rich in fact as they are now in the honor of your comradeship. 58 Jfrebertc $aul Culfcert East Orange, New Jersey " Cully " " Paulus " " Cap " Crew N Cross Oar (3); Crew N (3); Captain of Crew (I); Crew Numerals; Captain of Plebe Crew (4); Football N (1); Football Numerals; Midshipmen ' s Athletic Association (1); Class Secretary and Treas- urer (3, 2). he has never found it advisable; in the HIS is our best representative of the Apollo Belvedere type. True, he was rather lanky and ethereal in appearance when he first joined us, but by hard work in the gym and on the river he has developed into a veritable giant. He had no trouble in gaining a seat in the Plebe crew and was Captain of that crew from the beginning — the last undefeated Plebe crew. Next year found him in the " Varsity boat, where he has remained without serious danger of being displaced. First Class year he captains the Crew and we are looking for a fine showing at the Henley. While Cul has given most of his efforts to crew, he is not a one-team athlete. His development in football the past season gained him an " N, " won by pretty work under difficult cir- cumstances. Cully has never studied very hard. In the first place, second place, he rooms with Kirby. He can discuss with precise knowledge the books of the minute, for he has a fondness for books in general, all manner of text-books excepted. He fusses spasmodically, but there is good reason to believe that he is wholly heart-free. Only with difficulty can we pardon his selfishness in not going out for choir and delighting us with that matchless voice that charmed East Orange congregations for six years. Cap has been a reliable friend to the wooden man, and has backed with all his soul and strength every good institution in our life; yet he is always in for a good time and is willing to take his little chance with the reg book if necessary. All in all, Cully is one of our biggest and best. 59 Bonalb JfflacHean Balton Le Mars, Iowa Jack " " Avvie " " Avogadro " ■ " Avvie has blown out the fuses again! Let ' s get him! " —Second Company Wail. Football Numerals; Soccer Numerals. VVIE, the boy inventive and mechanical genius from Le Mars, Ioway, is under our spotlight at the present moment. Behold him! — the successor at once both of Lord Kelvin and of " Charlie, " the gentleman whose presence, in oily overalls, favors most of the illustrations in our Juice text-books. He can make anything from a paper doll to a motor car — and does it, too. Every day he caches a most mysterious tin cake-box, containing all sorts of instru- ments of Black Magic, from the eagle eye of the 0. C. making his tour of inspection. The number of fuses blown out by Avvie in his experiments resulted. Second Class year, in an investigation in the power house, and an entire wall of a corridor in Bancroft Hall was torn out to locate the " crossed wires. " Give him some sort of a machine that no one could possibly be expected to understand, and he is perfectly content. " Apple Face " is one of " those fusser things " also. If you, my dear young lady, are particularly interested in him, ask him how many girls he asked over for June Week while he was in London. He seemed quite taken by the English type of beauty. However, he does not entirely scorn home product, as he seems to endure hops with small anguish. Jack is a practical man, a man whose interest in his work is real and not forced, and it will be a favored ship that gets him as a J. 0. Here ' s luck. Jack! (But have a heart with the fuses!) " Oh! how can I ever forget that cute, little, apple- faced Mr. Dalton? " 60 Robert burner Barroto New London, Connecticut Jack " " Bob " " Timke " Let us sit down here, with a packet oj tobacco and a drink., and talk °f art and women. " Stevenson. Lacrosse Numerals; Academy Side Horse Champion (3); Gym Team (3); Lucky Bag Staff. ACK is one of the biggest fussers in the class. Unlike many other fussers, Jack does not confine himself to Saturdays, but may be seen nearly any afternoon practicing the gentle art. He does not seem to have singled his affections on any fair one, but prefers giving them all a good time — they just cannot resist the way he says " cahnt, " " hahlf, " etc. Aside from the fore- going, Jack is a famous raconteur; it is impossible to go him one better. He used to furnish continual amusement for the old Sixth Company Crums, and if you have not heard him recount his experiences in London, you have missed a trick. In studies Jack is as savvy as he wants to be. He could " star " but he prefers otherwise. Plebe year he stood twenty, but Youngster year he decided to live a life of ease and joined the Cosmopolitan Club. As a consequence his name has appeared on various trees and, needless to say, his class standing has been about six times greater. Yet Darrow is not a man to shirk responsibility, as demonstrated on First Class cruise, where his efficiency marks put him with the top- notchers. Those who stood a watch on the bridge with him or were in his division well remember the efficient manner in which he did things. Youngster year he was good in gym and would undoubtedly have won his letter Second Class year had he kept at it. But alas! one cannot be a constant fusser and an athlete. Gym lost out. As a midshipman Jack has been a mighty good ship- mate. To his more intimate friends he has displayed a depth of character unsuspected by those who judge him by his mildly cynical exterior. May his shadow never grow less! 61 rtJmr Caplep Babisi Lincoln, Nebraska " Art " " A.C Star (2); Log Staff (2, I ); Editor-in-Chief Log (I). ERE we have our Art, at once savant, journalist, violin player, and what not. However, even as Ty Cobb, not satisfied with being the world ' s greatest batter, aspires to become a pitcher, so does Art endeavor to be classed as a humorist when he already has so many a ccomplish- ments. Sad to relate, though, Arthur will never succeed in that line, but we are forced to believe that he will continue in this pursuit. Often he has tortured our ears with his would-be bubbling wit, with the result that each time his average as a humorist sinks lower. To Art Davis is due the credit for having such a wonderful paper as the Log, so well representa- tive of the life at the U. S. N. A. He it was who, in spite of all the hammers that we broke out on each appearance of this paper in its infancy, guided it and improved it, until now it has attained a very high standard among college papers in this country. With his bubbling wit(?), his smiling countenance, and his ability as a violinist, Cayley has been able to win for himself a large spot in the hearts of the good matrons of Crabtown and, in fact, with the fair sex in general. Let us lightly pass by his escapade at Philadelphia wherein one young lady turned out at a most outrageous hour, es- pecially for Sunday morning, to see him depart, and then, — he missed the train! A. C. is a worker and he will make for himself a happy future if work is any determining factor. When he is not studying, he is either slaving on his Log or reading some good book. We all believe that Art will make a big mark in this world and we wish him the best of luck. 62 Jofm ftracp Babta Waverly, Missouri " Moke " " Tracy " Wrestling WNT (3,2); Wrestling Special Weight Champion (4, 3, 2); Captain Wrestling Team ( 1 ) ; Baseball Numerals. XAMINE the set of that jaw and the steely glint of those eyes and you will have in a nutshell the character of the man they represent. Tracy is diminutive in stature but gigantic in ability. He is the most consistent wrestler and surest point winner the Navy has ever placed on the mat. Second Class year he threw all comers and clearly established his right to the title of Intercollegiate Champion. An injured leg prevented his taking active part in this year ' s meets, but he proved an excellent captain and taught all he knew about the game — very little that he doesn ' t know about it, too — to the rest of the team. Aside from the Moke ' s athletic abilities he is one of the prettiest teacup-jugglers in the class, and his " two-lump " bow has engendered no end of comment. He is a member of the Tried Trio of Misogynists and says the reason he fusses is because he hates women and wants to give them a bad time. According to them, he hasn ' t succeeded very well. He knows more baseball than Jew Meyers, and can tell you the batting average to seven decimals of any player in either league. If you ever want a good, stanch friend who will stick to you through thick and thin, just call on Davis, for a more loyal comrade never existed. He is always ready with a helping hand and whatever is his, is his friends ' . You, Tracy — may you never meet the Hermit! " She was an old friend of my sister. " 63 Samuel u sel Beets Clarksburg, Maryland " Sara " " Fossil " " Grandpa " " Old Man " " A merry life I lead, for all my years. " Football Squad (4, 3); Football Nume- rals; Baseball Numerals; Reina. M AM hails from the heart of Maryland. He was the only Maryland boy to pass the entrance exams in April, 1910, and, judging from the newspapers, his State was proud of him. Not for one minute during these past four years has he worried about life. Marks have interested him little and bothered him less. His ability as a football player took him from the plebe squad to the varsity. Early in the season. Youngster year, he received an injury which changed his features permanently and also retired him from football. Had he been able to continue, the chances are that he would be wearing an " N " today. He occasionally joins the ranks of the fussers and blossoms forth with a queen, but the greater part of his social activities has been in the form of stag parties. Wherever there is a " big time " under way, you ' ll find the Old Man there. He has taken part in the Frolics of the First Company with an energy unusual in one of his advanced age. Hook, Berry Dobyns, The Cat, Steve, and Grandpa have killed time in a hundred various ways, all pretty lively for an ancient mariner. The best of the Old Man ' s tricks was when he kicked Berry from under the bed. " Dobyns, G. B., visiting after taps. " And all the while the cunning old graybeard lay low until the O. C. left the room, where- upon he crawled from under, to receive Berry ' s con- gratulations on his quick-wittedness. Old Man, may you never feel your age! 64 3Tultu Caesar Belptno Philadelphia. Pennsylvania " Still waters run deep. ' ' i T is easy to estimate the characters of the men who proclaim their thoughts from the tops of the tables in Smoke Hall, and whose voices rise in every discussion waged therein. But the quiet men who seek not publicity nor do they bull vociferously as do others who oft know not whereof they speak — these are not as easily judged. Delpino is one of those who put themselves in the background, who do not drag to hops nor read the Cosmo., in short, who are not midshipmen of the usual species. He has filled his recreation hours with literature and music other than the latest output of the ragtime mills. Hence he is incomprehensible. There is one bond that joins him most undeniably to the rest of us — he has served his time with the others of Bob Willie ' s Strangling Squad in the pool under the tutelage of Spuds, Heinz, Joe Murray et al. Julius Caesar has found little really difficult in our work. Neatness and dexterity have been a valuable aid to him, while absorbed effort has enabled him to grasp the rest. The workings of his mind at times, how- ever, often astonish his section and instructors. " What would you do in case of a missfire, Mr. Delpino? " " Open the breech right away, sir. " " Well, I ' d hate to be in your turret. I think you would kiss this world good-bye. " Five minutes later. Julius has been pondering his faux pas, then, eager to retrieve himself: " Sir, I didn ' t know that the gun was supposed to be loaded! " 65 $ebro ugusto bel alle Santurce, Porto Rico " Buzzard " " Pete " Masqueraders (4, 3); Class Football (3, 2, 1); Class Crest Committee; Leader Mandolin Club. ETE came to us from San Juan, Porto Rico, a direct descendant of Don Jose de Sevilla. Those big brown eyes and his courtly Spanish temperament caused many a fair seiiorita ' s heart to flutter, and, indeed, the " Buzzard " began to think that he was immune to the wiles of the fair sex until the middle of youngster year, when the order of things was quite reversed. It was then that the rule of opposites proved true and the butterfly of sunny Spain was more than captured by the tactics of the cold northland. Needless to say, the " Buzzard " will be seen tripping gayly up the aisle this June to the sweet strains of Mendelssohn ' s masterpiece. Coming down to brass tacks, however, Pete is one of the finest men in the class. He is seldom rhino, but when he is it is a rare treat to drop in and listen to a round-robin expose of the Academy and everything connected therewith. In general, though, he is a model as regards even temper. Pete has inherited the musical temperament of his forefathers, and can easily hold his own on anything from the banjo to the violin; and as for harmony after 9:30, no possible combination is complete without the leader of the Mandolin Club. Pete ' s good nature is destined to make many a dull night at sea a real pleasure. 66 Horn Eemaen be Eoobe Glens Falls, New York ' Flat " " Looeye " " Heavy " " Chief " " Lob ' Football N (I); Basketball Squad (4, 3, 2. I); Crew Squad (4, 3. 2); President of the Class (3. 2); Masqueraders (4, 3, 2); Glee Club. AIL to the Chief! The potential abilities of Looeye have ever been a marvel to his classmates. He is full of life ' s experiences and can always tell you one you have never heard before. Did you ever sit in the parlor with a lot of other fellows hopelessly trying to make conversation? Let Louis enter on the scene and note the difference. Animation and brilliance now exist where a few minutes before lethargy and stupidity had held full sway. What does this mean? It signifies that Louis is a man of force and an irresistible personality. If you don ' t believe it, just talk to him for five minutes, and if you don ' t change your mind, then it is you who are at fault. Unfortunately we have never had opportunity to size him up as a fusser, for he began his Academic career as a lover and has been one ever since. We feel assured, however, that he would be a demon with the ladies, for how could they resist his handsome build, stately carriage, and endless line of small talk, which, unlike the usual run of teacup gossip, is really of exceptional merit. Few of us knew Louis until Youngster Cruise, but when the time came to choose a President, we all recognized him as a power in the class and elected him. Flat is also an athlete of no mean ability — a steady crew man and an aggressive football player. Here he is in a nutshell: a genial companion, an admirable mixer, a talented musician, an able athlete, and, above all, a real friend. " Skenopious! " 67 Crsfeine H tmpsion iBoIIarfjtbe Foreman, Arkansas " Erkie " " The Cat " Baseball Numerals; Reina. HE cat is by nature a quiet, peace-loving animal as long as it receives proper treatment, but just rub the fur the wrong way and watch the sparks begin to fly. This is equally true of our " Cat. " However, he was not given this name because of his feline characteristics. He acquired the title second class cruise as the result of an adventure which befell him while on liberty in Rockport, Mass. Our hero was sitting alone in the park, dreaming of Sep Leave and Southern beauties, when he was startled from his reverie by a voice, gentle and low, calling " Kitty! Kitty! Kitty! " The Cat answered. Thus began a beautiful romance, rudely ended by the sailing of the Georgia. The episode was not forgotten by the fellows, especially since for months after- ward the mere mention of it was the same as a challenge to mortal combat. For four years Erkie has been a member of the Old First, and, like so many of its other " savoirs, " has contributed his share of foliage to the Departmental Shrubbery. Three times has the Academic Board broken The Cat ' s family ties by bilging his successive wives, but for the past two years he has had a permanent home with Rojo. Erkie is quiet alike in voice and action, displaying a cool head and steady nerves when the circumstances re- quire them. Like most of us, he sometimes suffers from a bad case of rhino and declares that " cit life " has more attractions for him than has the Navy; however, we all hope that The Cat will stay with us after crossing the last river. " Miaouw-w-w! " 68 3 r- Ballas; Batssp Bupre Center, Texas " Dopey ' Academy Light Weight Wrestling Champion (2). OR producing this typical cowpuncher the Lord deserves more praise than does a first classman who keeps " sat " in Turbines. It is certainly a wonderful job. Dopey joined our pilgrim band very late plebe summer. He came fresh from the land of sage and alfalfa, and he is as proud of the fact as he is of the two hairs on top of his head. Shortly after he had taken his quarters here Dopey attempted to institute a new custom of wearing white gloves to breakfast, but the innovation was scorned by the men higher up, and Daisy came to sad grief. He first took up his abode with Dave Barton, hoping to live in domestic tranquillity, but after a year and a half it preyed on Barton ' s mind to such an extent that he resigned from the Navee. Since that time Dopey has roomed with Chambers, and many evenings has he soothed Simp to peaceful slumber with his sweet, silvery tenor voice, which closely resembles the yelp of the coyote on his own plains in the cow-and-cactus country. Dupre is a regular " divil " with the women. He thinks it a sin to stag to a hop, and therefore has always been wary enough to draw with much discrimination some queen. His practice at throwing and hog-tying has made him a clever wrestler, as you may know from his Academy light- weight championship medal. Absolutely devoid of fear, bluffed by no one, Dopey is sure to make good. Our past acquaintance with him has won for him the very best that a class can offer: our sincere admiration and warmest friendship. 69 ltnn fterman €astcm Ann Arbor, Michigan " Glenn " Rifle RNT; Rifle Team (3, 2, 1); Expert Rifleman; Expert Pistol Shot; Bronze Academy Marksmanship Medal; Secretary Intercollegiate Indoor Rifle Club (2). ASTON is a man who has kept rather quiet during his four years here and has not given many of us a chance to know him well. He has been far from a greaser but has preferred to put at least the first three years of his life here into good hard work, and his standing in the class signifies some amount of success. Easton has preferred marksmanship to all other branches of athletics and has made one of the best rifle shots in the Academy. He also does mighty good work with larger caliber guns and made an especially good record in summer target practice. The lad from Michigan has not had his whole life here strewn with roses and his greatest mis- fortune has been to room with and attempt to civilize " Hoke. " It has been a sad experience and he has ofttimes felt much discouraged by his unsuccessful attempts. Three years of blissful dwelling among the old Fifth Company roughnecks have decidedly brought Glenn out of his shell and he is now one of the boys — full-fledged and a hearty supporter of " Smoke Hall " as an institution for good- fellowship. There will be very few occasions in the Navy when this young man will be weighed and found wanting. He has increased wonderfully in size even during his short stay here, and if for nothing else he will be famous in years to come for his rotundity. He is sure to receive a welcome from any skipper who desires to do well in target practice and who wants one of our most efficient men. 70 ftugf) tojmue €lbrebge Memphis, Tennessee " Joe Gish " Log Staff (2, 1). OMING events cast their shadows before, " runs the old adage; and so it is with this fat, lazy, slow-moving product of Tennessee. Gish, or more properly Mr. Gish, is one of the many wonders of the Naval Academy. In fact, for a while it was thought he would be sent to the Panama Exposition as an example of what High Pressure will do. Plebe summer, on about his first day in the Navy, a few hold-overs of ' 1 I renamed Eldredge " Joe Gish " and he has been so known ever since. His name ranks in fame with Tecumseh, except that while Tecumseh stays unchanged, Joe daily assumes greater proportions despite the piteous pleadings of the artists of the Swedisha Move. Joe ' s rep. in regard to his physical propensity almost eclipses the fact that he ' s savvy, and if only he worshipped " los sujetos academios " as faithfully as he does Queen Cosmo and her Royal Troupe, he would very likely be flashing blinker messages from his collar. For four years he has been under (that is, beneath) the o ' ertowering influence of the modern Jeff, otherwise known as " Slim Jim of Louisville. " Nevertheless, how- ever be it, Nature has let him overcome these gamboling influences, and so we find Joe, with one more river to cross, a humorous, good-natured Southerner with a head full of good horse-sense. " Say, Mr. Gish, ain ' t you never had no military brace? " 71 3Fotm Werner Jf arnatoortf) Cincinnati, Ohio ' Dodo " " Charlie " " Themer " " Mayevski ' " Si " " Johnny " ( ' J ' He can, I know, but doubt to think, he Will. " Milton. Reina (2, I), 118 days. |HEMER belongs to that class of happy-go-lucky, care-free mortals whose ready smile and good- nature make them, above all, good comrades and desirable shipmates. Around him is always an atmosphere of good-fellowship and cheer. Had he lived in the days of the old navy, I doubt not that he would have been famous for desperate deeds and hairbreadth escapes. His daring and reckless conduct has been the utter despair of the executive department during his little four-year sojourn at the Academy. Young- ster year a smoking " pap " sent Johnny for his first cruise on the " Reina Mercedes, " which punishment had just been revived by the new administration. Since then his career has been checkered with periods of " sea duty. " Among all of his wild deeds, one in particular stands out alone and above. Who has not heard of the " Midnight Ride of Paul Revere " and of the equally daring " Midnight Raid of Johnny Farnsworth, or the Mystery of the Missing Pap Sheets " ? He had the 0. C. ' s guessing that time and almost slipped through for another touchdown. Aside from these escapades, in which there was little really wrong, John ' s career has been filled with the usual _ " round of pleasure and enjoyment. " He is a fusser in a - - qualified sense and can pour tea with the best of them. He is savvier than his class standing would indicate, but his knowledge expresses itself in ways other than by the usual recitation room route. His diagram of curves for range corrections is a notable example of original thinking, hence the name " Mayevski. " His multiple has suffered principally from his preference for argument over merely receiving a good mark. 72 Robert JWorge Jf arrar Wahpeton, North Dakota ' Geraldine " ' Runt " " Shrimp " " Cutie " Crew Numerals. HO is that funny-faced little man? " asks the O. C. " That ' s Mr. Farrar, " is the reply; but had it been anybody but the O. C. who wanted to know, he would have been told that the object of his curiosity was " The Runt, " or " The Shrimp. " or " Geraldine " — the last being the designation bestowed upon him by " Buck. " For four years the Runt has been the object of constant running on account of his size, or lack of it, but he is a pretty good man for all o ' that. Rough-housing with " Schuele " is his greatest pleasure and it has kept him in good condition. Fairly savvy, but his little bed and the " Cosmo " have cost him many numbers, though he has never had to worry over the necessary 2.5. He is the happy medium between fusser and Red Mike, — inclined to the former path but hates to write a letter to ask the fair one down. When he does drag, it is always a queen, worth at least a 3.7. His ability in handling a racing shell was demon- strated Plebe year when he coxswained the class crew to victory in every race. Since then he has stuck to the crew squad and this year he has the first boat. Second Class year the Runt showed hitherto undreamed of qualities by appearing before the assembled multitude as a clown in the gymkhana. Skeeter and Hoif were the only other clowns there that had anything over him. We know that Geraldine will make good, and those of us who are to be shipmates with him in the Big Fleet are indeed fortunate. Here ' s to one of the best of them all! — drink to the Runt! 73 fofm jflorrig Jf telb, $v. San Juan, Porto Rico " Spig " " Jawn ' Bugle Corps (2, 1); Reina (2. I) I AWN " — some call him " Spig, " but what does that matter? — came from Porto Rico, though he ' s not a native. He has lots of claims to distinction, most prominent among which are his " peskiness " and his misguided efforts in the art of bugling. As a plebe, Spig was very much in demand with the upperclassmen. Never before or since has such talent as his been dis- played in the production of the " Battle of Santiago. " As a life-member of the Nicotine Club he has never missed a chance to " catch one, " and thrice has he had occasion to regret his folly. He wears the Reina N for several cruises, one of which he might have avoided had he thought to voice his opinion in that fluent Spanish of his instead of in undisguised English. Always ready for rough-housing or rhinoing, he has made himself one of the gang from the beginning. He will do anything for a friend, from fussing his room-mate ' s bricks to parting with his last skag, and that is something. But he ' s not a model of perfection, — the plebes find this out almost every day when they break one of those many " rates " which keep the feet of our new arrivals in the " street called Straight. " He is really at his best then, and many a plebe has found that " his best " is mighty good. " I am going to take an interest in you, Mr. Field, as I don ' t want to see any well-meaning and deserving young man lost to the Service. " 74 filbert gbam Jftefjer Salisbury, North Carolina " Bud " Baseball N (4, 3, 2); Batting Medal (4). |T ' S a great place, the old North State. Yes, sah, and we haven ' t been disappointed in " Bud " since he luf a happy home to be a saylah bye. Soon as he struck town, folks just " natcherly " called him " Bud. " Sort of couldn ' t help it. He has such a good-natured smile — just makes you feel like the sunny side of life. Why did he come to the U. S. N. A.? Well, bless my soul! didn ' t he go to one of " them Kaydet schools " and didn ' t he read about the gay young proteges of the Uncle in Washington? Alas! Disillusioned!! However be it, he did, and he ' s won his way into our affections as well as through the mill. He ' s been one of our baseball trusties for four years not only in the field but at bat as well. As a matter of fact, down in Salisbury they even named a brand of swat-sticks the " Bud Big Batter. " Bud and Scotty Minnis have been the closest of friends here for the whole course, and by Davy Jones! a fine pair of laddies they be! Good hard-tack, level-brained fellows, ready for a good liberty if they can make one, and doing their best at all times. Bud ' s had a hard pull of it in here because of his eyes and his heart. The former we can understand, for he bones mighty hard, but news is so scarce about the latter that we feel perhaps it ' s a case of " no Navy for mine " with him. Don ' t blame you a bit, old man. We ' d all feel the same way if we had the chance. 75 Cornelius William Jf ljmn Somerville, New Jersey " Pinky " " Porquie " Y looking at this charming physiognomy and seeing the name that goes with it, do you think you can guess his nationality? Well, Irish it is, and a more true-hearted Irishman has never been seen in the Academy. Pinky fusses only when he feels like it, and that is seldom. He started his fussing Youngster year at the time " several " of his classmates were ragged for betting, and he therefore dragged a girl for a friend. That was his first hop. On the morning after the next hop, Cor- nelius was read out on the conduct report for " Dancing improperly, " but in his statement he disdain- fully told the Commandant that he had been asleep back in Bancroft Hall during the entire hop. Porquie ' s " beautiful red hair " was all that saved Doc Friend that night. That beautiful red hair mentioned above is quite a topic of conversation with the fair ones when Flynn blossoms out on a steam launch party or other afternoon sortie. They also like his sky-blue eyes and his Irish humor. The Flynn is an athlete, too. He has been on the soccer squad ever since it started, and was also on the class baseball team as an umpire for a couple of seasons. He probably despises work as much, if not more, than any other Irishman, and for this reason his class standing is not as high as might be; as it is, " es bastante bien. " However, it is not for his fussing, athletic, or savoir ability that we like him, but for his personality,- one that immediately appeals to all who meet him and that makes everyone want to call him " friend. " 76 Robert Jflalcolm Jf ortson Washington, Georgia " Malcolm " " Forstein " " Little Robert " Rifle RNT; Marksman; Sharpshooter; Silver Medal for Marksmanship; Class Pipe Committee; Hop Committee (I); Usher (I). O say that Malcolm is on the Hop Committee is to speak most conservatively; but that is the idea — at hops he is in his element. He shines, sparkles, and glistens; he smiles and the world is at his feet. We could ramble on for several volumes telling of his prowess as a dancing man; we might also fill a volume in describing his other winning ways, but there are more serious matters at hand. Do you hear that anxious cry in an unmistakably Southern accent being wafted down the corridor at the stroke of noonday? That is Forstein inquiring as to the whereabouts of his mail. Did you ever see that graceful figure on the tennis courts making wild passes at the air and explaining the game as he goes along? That is Forstein playing tennis. Have you ever noticed a be-sweatered individual jauntily shouldering a dilapidated golf bag on his left shoulder and striding rapidly west- ward? That is Forstein bound for a two-ball foursome on the links. And on Sundays you must have seen that nonchalant usher at chapel with his chest covered with medals. The ushering speaks for itself, but the medals were won by hard work on the rifle team; and by the way, Malcolm is one of the mainstays of the Academy sharpshooters. Removed from all frivolities, give Malcolm a position of responsibility and he is at once oblivious of every- thing but the fact that he is an officer and a gentleman. There is no doubt that he will make one of the best officers, as well as one of the best shipmates, that ever graduated. To be in his mess will be a privilege that only those who know him can appreciate. " Confound you! Did you get any mail? " 77 Jfreb, . Jf renct) Toledo, Ohio " Freddie " " Ferdy " " Eel " Reina (I). H, well! " — with a languid motion, a dreamy pair of brownish eyes, and Ferdy has got the " dope " on the particular " anything " he happens to be contemplating. Ease is his twin brother until it comes to finding the value of any Math, problem to seven decimals. But choice and chance have predominated, for he has thrown away more winning numbers at a game than any other two men. The " Eel " is a true savoir — witness all the latest magazines, pamphlets (other than those with " Department of " on the outside) and papers on his bookshelf. Neither does physical exertion, when not compulsory, hold any charms for him except . That " except. " During the long quiet of the evenings Second Class year we were startled by wild cries of " Help! " to find Ferdy engaged in a vain endeavor to retreat from mortal combat. The odds were too great — two to one; and the weapons, many well-filled powder cans, were swift in their action. " Ferdy " has been something of a puzzle. A hand- some man and a " non-fusser. " But there may be a reason — all the " old guard " have planned a trip to Toledo, shortly after graduation, to solve the riddle. In the four years we have been together, old friend, we have never found you lacking and we know it will be so always. " G ' wan! I ain ' t no dawg. " tin 001 78 Morgantown, West Virginia " Doc " " Holt " Lacrosse Numerals; Lacrosse Squad (2); Masqueraders (2); Reina (3, 2). | hear Doc talk about his adventures and his grape-juice, you would think him a sinner hardened in crime, a disgrace to his quiet West Virginia. He also pretends to a high place in the seats of the wooden men, while a glance at the Register will give him away immediately. As soon as you become acquainted with him you will find that he is a creature of his own imagination, conjured up in a brain at once fertile, imaginative, and to some extent morbid. He prowls through the wintry corridors of Bancroft Hall at night, and then hies him back to his room to write letters to some of his numerous girls, or to compose poetry that displays considerable talent and which proves at once the elements of his thought that, on first acquaintance, had fooled you so utterly as to his true character. He and " Seiior " Lusk — " me and the Seen, " as Holt chooses to call the combination — can think up a greater variety of ideal existences, harrowing adventures and supposititious deviltry in five minutes than any other two men, working ten hours a day, could figure out in a week — and Doc and the " Seen " are at it all the time. Doc has had a few real, sure-enough episodes in his career, in proof whereof he has two cruises on the Reina to his credit (or otherwise, according how you look at such things; we use " credit " at " Captain Jack ' s " suggestion). Holt plays lacrosse in the spring, smokes at all times, bones during odd moments, and dreams while doing everything. 79 jUillarb (Robert (Gamble, $ Louisville, Georgia Shorty " " Slim " " Doc Masqueraders (2); Choir (I) m HORTY is a typical example of a true Southern gentleman. Wherever you meet him and under whatever circumstances, our long friend from Dixie will always be the same; quiet, re- served, courteous, with an unmistakable, unconscious air of distinction. It is needless to say that Gamble is a favorite with everyone, including the ladies. He well deserves this favoritism on account of his good-natured grin, which is like the smile caused from eating " Cream of Wheat. " His very complete repertoire of good, wholesome jokes and " niggah " stories shows that he has a very decided sense of humor. He has fangs, though, and when the occasion demands he can show them. However, we admire him none the less for this. His habits are the best, unless especial love for an old mouth-organ can b e considered otherwise. He is very clever as a musician and has at last condescended to adorn our choir for a while. Shorty is a fusser of prime quality but he does not always turn his attention in the proper direction, and first class year brought him a little lesson on the subject. Gamble is about as non-greasy in his tactics as a man ever gets to be. and this alone has won him a host of friends. He will retain them all and gain more as the time passes, be- cause he is just that kind of man. Here ' s to your health, Shorty, and may we often have the pleasure of seeing your six feet or so heave in sight. Shorty (boning astronomy): " Say, who was this guy Jupiter that made all these discoveries? " 80 rci)te Cbtoarb lanu Cortland, New York " Archie " " Clanso " Bronze Medal, Handball. EING endowed with a rather long and lean frame, and having missed all but the very last of our Plebe summer training, Clanso became interested in Swedish gymnastics early in the year, and kept up his interest, off and on, for the better part of three years. The training so received was very beneficial, hence the bronze medal for Academy Handball Championship. His athletic inclinations also served to make him an invaluable member of the old Fourth Company Nineteen Fifteen baseball team, where he held down the dizzy corner with startling flashes of brilliancy. He started Plebe year badly unsat in math, but now, — well, we of the common herd come to him for advice on such subjects. One thing about Archie, he is always perfectly at home. It matters little whether he is making a faux pas at a dinner party, passing the time of day with a gang of fellows, or merely telling a girl how she makes his heart flutter: he always enjoys it. His work in the gym has not been by any means confined to calis- thenics. His charms as dancer and fusser are too well known to need more than passing mention. Some say that he be already engaged, but let us hope the catastrophe will be delayed, for the Bachelors ' Mess would like the company of Archie Glann for a while. His cadaverous countenance can assume a mirthful expression totally un- suspected and entirely contagious, to cheer up those times when everybody s thoughts seem to be inspecting the coal bunkers and the double bottoms. 81 I fjtlip ijompson d lennon Brooklyn, New York " Phil " " Vish " " The Duck " " Pleasant the snaffle of courtship, improving the manners and carriage. But the colt who is wise will abstain from the terrible thorn-bit of marriage. ' ' -Kipling. Football Numerals; Fencing Team (3, 2, I); Fencing N (3); Fencing FNT (2); Captain Fencing Team (I); Silver Medal, Foils (3, 2). |ND now for the Duck! How did he acquire that distinguished handle? Ah! that is a memory of First Class cruise — a memory not to be spoken of slightingly, gentle reader. Perhaps he might tell you himself. It is useless to attempt to enumerate all the Duck ' s good points — not that they stick out all over him, because he is not built that way — but they are legion. Here goes for a few confidential remarks, however. First and foremost, he is a lover — not the ordinary, steady, hope-I-will-die sort, in whose breast the gentle flame burns eternally to one goddess, but the kind whose flame flickers at a hundred different shrines in as many days. Did I say days? Hours is the word. He may make up his mind long enough to get married some day — may. not necessarily will. The Duck is one of the notorious " Navy Juniors, " but, be it said to his credit, his exemplary unofficial con- duct record since entering has earned for him a place in respectable society. Have you ever seen a fencing meet? If you have, you doubtless remember the one Navy man who made the greatest impression on you. That ' s the one — the Duck. He ' s one of the " best of the best " when it comes to this " sword pushing " game. He has fenced on two Navy teams at New York and has done the Academy credit both times. This year we look for him to bring back the Inter- collegiate championship -both team and individual. Efficiency is another of the Duck ' s hobbies. When he takes charge of a company, or anything else, you may rest assured that it is going to be handled well, because he ' s that kind of man. Although he is efficient, he resorts to no " lubricant " — he ' d rather use " sand " first. " Have you seen my latest sweater? It ' s a beauty, " etc. 82 Eobert ( gbett lober Atlanta, Georgia " Chic " Baseball N (4, 3); Baseball Team (2); Class Supper Committee. ERE ' S a man who is inherently made for comfort, not for speed; and yet when occasion demands, such as out in left field or on Christmas leave, he can make most of us Mexican athletes look like Crabtown on a busy day. Chic is one of the most congenial representatives of the genus homo in the Academy; in fact, if we dared, we might call him sympathetic. He ' s the kind of guy that loves living, and so he rolls along joying, rhinoing and making life a pleasure; for, you know, " laugh and the world laughs with you. " Chic thoroughly takes in the whole aspect of existence around here from June to March; then, having acquired about sixty pounds of excess avoirdupois, he goes out and plays baseball and works it down. He ' s been a steady baseballist ever since he breezed into this time-hallowed locality, a ratey appendix spoiling his string of N ' s; and he has at times startled the " oldest members of the R. C. B. " by unparalleled enthusiasm and vim. ' Tis strange how spring fever reacts thus on him. Chic is quite a savoir, by the way, and has a most convincing manner about him. Took the " Maine " across in the combined capacities of aid to navigator, watch officer, and midshipman, first class. Well, Chic, just plug along, old man. Don ' t forget that smile, for it helps the rest of us to forget the Personnel Bill. " Now, Glover, this will never do. If the ship goes on the rocks we must have some records of positions, and we can ' t save all those cigarette boxes. " 83 Vincent Jpubbarb obfrep Fitchburg, Massachusetts " Vir " Hoopsla, forty-love I " Tennis TNT (4. 3, 2); Captain Tennis Team ( I ); Soccer Numerals. AIR ladies — our hero! This clashing cavalier is just naturally a bear of a fusser — so beware lest you, too, become infatuated with his cheerful, debonair ways. Then that inviting pompadour — how can you keep your hands out of it? Many of his victims complain of his inconstancy, but we who know how he raves when She fails to send his daily booklet could tell them the reason why. Vince is an ardent tennis shark. He made his debut early plebe year by winning the champion- ship in singles. Since then he has been the mainstay of the tennis team, and very fittingly was elected captain this year. Godfrey is a sociable, jolly, pampered pet — one who never rhinos. Give him a skag and the latest magazine and he is quite content with the world — such little things as unsat in Steam and Nav are mere trifles. He is a savoir of the worst type, one who seldom cracks a book; yet when he so deigns he literally devours it. He has been the harbor of refuge for several of his shipwrecked classmates. Our Vincent is full of dash and vim, and believes in making himself known wherever he goes. Second class year when he joined the fleet at Newport, he came alongside the " Rhode Island " i n the Admiral ' s barge and was piped over the side by six side-boys. Vince is a sterling, big-hearted friend — a friend indeed, one who puts his heart into everything he does. And what more could you ask of a man? Ask Godfrey to solve this simple equation: " It seems to me " plus " Beautiful Bill " equals " Six in Grease. " 84 joiner William raf Des Moines, Iowa " Juke " " He Football N (I); Football Numerals: Football Squad (3, 2); Crew Numerals; Wrestling WNT. UKE, the inhabitant of the training tables, the despair of the girls, the joy of the dowagers, and the envy of his classmates! First and foremost, Homer is a handsome man, carrying himself in a peculiarly dis- tinctive manner, in his gigantic sort of way. He frankly admits his German descent; in fact, he is quite proud of it. No one, not even the most fanciful, would have thought him anything but German through and through. Early Youngster year, however, he quite took our breath away by giving us an exhibition of Irish. That was his real start, and it has been this same sort of Irish — call it Teutonic determination, if you will — that has made Juke a valuable man on the mat, on the gridiron, and in the shell. How many times has a fist-clenched Regiment shouted, " Throw that guy. Juke! heave him! " How many times has " Nine rahs, Graf! " boomed out over the football field! In crew he has made good with a vengeance. His performance Second Class year, in beating a veteran of two years out of his seat in the middle of the season, is so fresh in the minds of all that it requires no more than passing mention. Homer rarely ever fusses, despite his wonderful physique and handsome face. He has broken the Code of Red Mikes on but two occasions. As a general rule, his diversion on hop nights is a quiet game of " 500 " with Vick, his baldheaded room-mate, and a stray partner. Juke has one of the strongest personalities we know of. Never loud, not given to lengthy argumentation, he gains his point by sheer force of poise and a pertinent word or two. Opin- ions of his are valuable, couched as they are in simple, direct language, the sincere thoughts of a sincere man. He ' s a man ' s man; healthy as they come; a veritable Goliath. That ' s our " Juke. " 85 3fban Jfflontro e rafjam Honolulu, Hawaii " Kanaka " " Monty " " Captain " Lacrosse Numerals; Soccer Numerals; Football Numerals; Farewell Ball Com- m ittee; Class German Committee; Mas- queraders (4, 3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2). BEG your pardon. Madam, but I, I am Ivan Montrose Graham, midshipman, first class, United States Navy. Why, I stood at the head of my division in efficiency on the U. S. S. Idaho, and am three-striper of my company, " etc. Did she fall for it? Of course. They always do, and no one knows it better than our Captain. For four years he has been one of our social aides, a skillful pilot through the sea of teacups. Dreadnoughts and yard craft hold no terrors for him, and as a result he knows them all. He certainly has played the game, and not always has it been his savviness that kept him off the Dago and Juice trees. Yet he has not always come out unscathed, for the " Ruffles Gang " has elected him times without number. Monty is native to 1 65 degrees west longitude, whence comes his passion for ukelele music and an intense desire to sleep under " an hundred blankets " during the mild Annapolis winter. Ivan has a real ambition to be efficient and to stand well in the class. Year by year has he neared the top, reaching a very creditable place. But he has not neglected his obligation to old 1915, for he has done a goodly share in class athletics. Scrappy through and through, strongly built and thor- oughly energized, he makes good at football and lacrosse. Although disgruntled at times, and inclined to be peevish when the running gets too strenuous, Monty ' s good nature gets the best of him, and he has a good laugh on himself. A good sport and a Navy man all the time, he is decidedly likable. " Ivan, mon pauvre Ivan, je suis triste, je suis tri ' s triste. " 86 William rauat San Francisco, California " Bill " " Willie " " Drum 1 Manager Tennis Team. s s STEADY, clean-minded, happy fellow, with a smile straight from the heart — that ' s Billy. He is one of the truest gentlemen we have ever met: always serene and courteous, cheerful and calm. He walks a higher road than most of us, secure in his beliefs, strong in his self-control. And yet he ' s a delightful comrade, lacking in all petty practices, ready to join in any escapade he thinks is right and square. He comes from California, and he sees the land of oranges and Chinamen through rosy glasses, from the glowing, vivid tales he tells. Like all Native Sons, he has cultivated the tennis knack and has been a devotee here at the U. S. N. A. Billy ' s a generous-hearted fellow who ' ll do anything for you but drag. As to that he ' s sus- picious. Bricked badly once, he fights shy of unknown beauties. He is quiet, undemonstrative, with his affections under good control, but fusses on occasion and makes more progress than the more energetic love-makers. Every- body likes him and admires him, for he is true blue and a most sincere friend. Many of us who do not hit duty on the West Coast will miss him greatly. 87 Henrp Jfreb rtmm, 3Tr. Brooklyn, New York ' Joe " " Peter " " Dutchman " " He ' I ' ve tal en my fun where I ' ve found it. " Kipling. EINIE was one of our very last acquisitions before we entered upon our most glorious Plebe year, and a very important acquisition he has since proved himself to be. Friendship and general good-fellowship seem to effervesce from the " Dutchman. " He has been on the edge in his studies for four years, but when it comes to the final show-down Peter always has the re- quisite 2.50, and there is no man in the class who is more thoroughly qualified to bat out a 2.500 on a re-exam than is Grimm. Having been confined during the first quarter of a century of his life to a small village in the suburbs of New York City (wait till he reads that!) he was rather taken aback when he first set foot in a place as large as Crabtown. In just about two minutes after he had taken his noon sight he inquired for the town hang-out, and ever since has been an ardent patronizer of " Doc ' s. " Joe had the honor of leading just about the classiest thing in goats that the Navy has ever sent as mascot to Philadelphia, but he wouldn ' t let the poor goat take a single drink while up there. He won a warm spot in the affections of the " Arkansas " detail by several eminently agreeable parties, Peter being a gentleman of leisure at the time. He has taken his fun where he ' s found it, but there is a serious side to our Dutchman ' s life, and not the least of his worries is the trouble his eyes have caused him. It is fondly hoped by his classmates that he can get by the medical board this year with little trouble and join us in the bigger Navy, for a jollier friend and messmate cannot be imagined. 88 V George Wilson §robe Woodbury, New Jersey " George " Manager Lacrosse Team; Lacrosse Numerals; C hoir (4, 3, 2, I ); Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, I); Log Staff; Lucky Bag Staff; Reina (3); Leader Glee Club. T ' S a pleasure to write about George, but there are so many things to tell that it is hard to start His good looks, his fussing, his athletic work, the " Masqueraders, " and the Choir all present themselves; but first and foremost let us tell you of George Grove, gentleman. That represents a pretty good four year ' s work, don ' t you think? He is a man through and through. When George first decided to cast his lot with 1915 he was a quiet, well-behaved little fellow, showing all the traits which have made him what he is. Having trained himself to give his best — and a mighty good best it is — he expects the same from others, and he usually gets it, too. He is a hard, clean worker in lacrosse, and accepted the managership as a chance for service. He has worked hard for that openly ridiculed but secretly admired organization known as t he Choir and has worked hard for the " Masqueraders, " but putting his heart and soul into his work is nothing new for Grove. The " Lucky Bag " also shows George ' s touch, and it is a better book for having Grove on the staff. The ladies! They always have held a tender spot in George ' s heart. He was the only man who gave his speech at the Class Supper. His subject? " The Ladies, " of course! George certainly does love the ladies and the ladies certainly do fall for George. We don ' t blame him, be- cause we know the ladies; and we don ' t blame them, for we know George. We are looking for big things from George, for he has the backbone that will take him far. With these he has the ability to gain a friend wherever he gains an acquaint- ance, and the friend always gains by knowing him. 89 OTliUtam H anbtooob factor Washington, D. C. ' Bill " " Hac " " Ignatz ' Class Crest Committee. ff|g HY, certainly! " " Aw, gwan! where A noise of books being suddenly and violently closed together with murmurs of " Hey! pipe down! " " Can the gab! " More racket — and a gurgling, happy laugh that causes other faces to broaden out in a quick grin. There goes Hac on another of his endless dissertations, subject immaterial. Do we object? No, indeed, for there never will be a competent successor. It matters not what time of day or night, nor what the cares of the morrow, because Bill is always ready for a session, and he forgets his cares. The only time he is at a loss is in Spanish recitations, where poor Bill can ' t seem to find two words to put together in a grammatical sequence. He grafted all Plebe summer as battalion C. P. 0. ; we ' ll hand it to him, he was an efficient- looking guy — we never did see him do anything. We all thought he was a pretty mean critter then, but we ' ve changed course 180 degrees since. Ignatz has done more to lower the class standing of the old Eighth than any other factor; he has been ragged visiting a hundred times, and then he was getting away with nine chances out of ten. When not visiting he was helping Freddie kill time in some of the various highly interesting iJPIfc l manners which come natural to French. But don ' t think that Hac was an unwelcome visitor. There wasn ' t a man but would rather have Hac in to bull about his experiences for two hours than to bone Calc for a tenth of that time. " Wait till you see Me. boy! " 90 Jpomer J otaarb J|am6on Chicago, Illinois " Horse " " Harry " " Homer " Football N (3); Football N (2, I); Football Numerals; Crew N (2); Wrestling Squad (3, 2). OMER HOWARD HOBSON(?) HARRISON— and thereby hangs a tale. Harry thought that the " Hobson " would get him a " grease, " — but ask him about it. Though a truly handsome man, as you will admit, Harry is not a fusser. Indeed he is an extreme Red Mike, is happiest when farthest way from the ladies, and loathes the tea- fighter. As for chapel, that is the bane of his existence, and he reckons time, not by the " number of days, " as all civilized persons do, but by the number of chapels still ahead. He is a hard and earnest worker, and a powerful athlete, as his record above will show. A little tough luck in the shape of a kick in the head prevented his starring in the Army game this last year after he had played a consistently good game all the season. The same injury forced him to give up wrestling also, and one of his fondest hopes was shattered. The more strenuous the work and the more of it, the happier he is, and still he gets fat — " regular physical wreck, " as he terms his condition. His regular Sunday afternoon rest after a punishing football game the day before: 1. Three hours of work in the gym. 2. Three-mile run around field. 3. Row up to Round Bay and back. But if you would see him at his best, you should see him when he has been suddenly awakened from a sound sleep; he is never sure whether it is night or day, taps or reveille. " Oh, Harry No " H arry ! " (a little louder.) " What? " (He sits bolt upright, wild-eyed, and with a blank expression on his face.) " It ' s nine-thirty. " " What is? " (incredulously.) And there you have him. 91 ilexanber (JPtlcfmat ftattf) San Francisco, California " Koko " " A. G. " " Gil. 1 Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Chairman Class Crest Committee; Gym Team (4); " Massy " Hop Committee. T is the easiest thing in the world to imagine this gentleman from Hawaii strolling through the shaded paths of Versailles in the reign of Louis the Gay, hand resting on the jeweled hilt of his small sword, lace at his wrists, and dressed in all the brilliant costume of the day. Perhaps it is his easy and pleasing manner; perhaps it is his possession of the same spirit which led men of that age to death on the rapier point for an affair of honor; perhaps it is his unswerving loyalty to his friends; at any rate. Hatch stimulates the imagination, for there is no doubt that he is one of those rare but lucky individuals who have that indefinable thing called personal magnetism. The proof of it lies in the effect he has on both the women and men with whom he comes in contact. Though he has not that brilliant athletic ability which the popular man is supposed to possess, yet he has proved himself one of the strongest and best liked men in the class; and as for his effect upon the ladies — well, despite his delight in G. K. Chesterton, G. Bernard Shaw attacks on the entire sex, he may be found at every hop with an adoring queen (the singular is used not from a strict re- gard for the truth, but to save the feelings of any fair one who assures herself that she is the only star in A. G ' s heaven) looking wistfully but joyfully up into his eyes. Hatch is a man who prefers philosophy to Math. He would rather hold forth to an applauding circle of Red Mikes on the joys of bachelor life than to play with those picture puzzles called entropy diagrams. Yet he is by no means lazy or careless. Witness his efficient handling of a company while three-striper. Twenty, thirty, or forty years on you will find him as now, an able officer, a clean gentleman, and a true friend. 92 Cbtoarb Cberett ftaMctt, Ji Abilene, Kansas " Blondie " " Swede ' Soccer Numerals. E have here a son of Kansas — and be sure you call it " Kanzas " if you don ' t want a fight on your hands; for while this big, blonde Swede is ordinarily very peaceable, he is never- theless always ready to stand up for the honor of his native state and the correct pro- nunciation of her name. Swede is one of the most modest, unassuming men in the class. Savvy, and always well up to the front, still he is continually telling everyone how wooden he is, and what a time he has to get along; and he has such a convincing way that he may make you believe him for a short time; but in the end you ' re bound to find out that he really has a mighty well-furnished head; and it is only his distaste for boning that keeps him away from a much higher place in the Annual Register. Another of his favorite delusions is that he doesn ' t like to fuss, but he frequents the Gym on hop nights, and the girls all cry for " Blondie. " Up to the time of going to press, he hasn ' t fallen for any special one, but there is every sign that his home-loving nature will shortly tear him from his state of single blessedness. First Class cruise he gained fame throughout the squadron as " King Scoffer " by his love for " canned Bill " and kindred delicacies, a reputation which he is still nobly upholding. He declares that the Navy is the only life for him, and the Service will certainly gain not only a willing and efficient officer, but also a good man, when Swede puts on the one broad stripe. 93 €lmer JUcftarb penning Washington, D. C. ' Sarge ' ' " Dick ' " As for the women, though We scorn and flout ' em. We may live with, but cannot live without them. ' ' DRYDEN. ESSI EURS, faiies vos jcux! " Our young hero calmly removes his necktie from his left ear, pulls up his reg trousers, adjusts the collar of his hired frock coat, snaps his finger and heaves one large cartwheel on sept. With a nonchalant air Dick rakes in his thirty-six beanoids and leaves Monte Carlo a big winner. Oh, this boy is quite a slick sleuth! as care-free and generous as is Field when he falls in love. Why, before Dick had gotten ten feet from the table he had let the bunch have all his winnings except carfare back to Nice. But wait, before you misunderstand our Sergeant (for he really was one, many, many years ago). He is as reg as any man in the class, and when Henning hits ranks everyone knows it. How many times have we seen Sarge, comfortably seated under the standing light in the corridor at two a. m., when all others are turned in and dreaming of the exam that has Richard scared! He has often been heard to remark that he wished the authorities would prohibit the fair sex from entering the grounds, but has consistently defeated his own wishes by dragging to every hop, fussing at every game, writing dozens of letters, and receiving answers in faintly scented envelopes addressed in dainty, feminine handwriting. He is now at the stage where he reads his letters six times and then forgets that his next recitation is a P. work. A man who has brain enough to form convictions, and courage enough to back them in all weathers, is a pretty good fellow to have around. Sarge is that sort — we ' ve never known him to cringe for fear or favor. His earnestness and sincerity have won him the friendship of every man in the class. 94 Walter aiexanbtr itbfi Dadeville, Alabama " Spuds " " Doc ' " Rare good company a way o layin hold of folks as made them think they ' d never had a live man for a friend before. —Kipling. Baseball Team (4); Baseball N (3. 2); Captain (1); Football Squad (3, I); Foot- ball Numerals; Baseball Numerals; Presi- dent Midshipmen ' s Athletic Association (I); Log Staff (2,1); Masqueraders (4). PUDS is one of the most popular men in the class and in the Academy. Naturally savvy and of an athletic temperament, as shown by his nearness to starring all four years in the academic course and by his actual starring in every baseball game since he became one of us, not to mention his football proclivities. He has made good according to Academy stand ards. Doc has the happy knack of saying the most appropriate!?) thing at the right time in such a way that he never fails to bring down the house, and then his expression seems invariably to demand, " Why such merriment? " He is overly supplied with good-humor and an expansive smile in addition to his proneness to hand out some of the old puns he had passed off on him back in " those good old Auburn days. " He is always anxious to help the less fortunate over the stumbling-blocks specially provided by the Academic Board — in fact, his generosity might almost be classed a fault. He is full of pep and " get there " spirit, and he gets there, too, without ever resorting to the time-honored custom of " applying grease to the track. " If Spuds has ever yet provided " pasture for his animal, " the occasion has escaped our notice; in fact, we are wont to think he is not the owner of a " goat. " A man of strong moral convictions, he has lived up to them all the time; a good shipmate and comrade; a hard worker who can deliver the goods. Mz ' Look er ' hyer! You caint do this ' un that-er-way. 95 George Cfjatfee 2|tll Washington, D. C. " George " " G.C Class Crest Committee; Log Staff (2), Associate Editor (I); Lucky Bag Staff; Chairman Christmas Card Committee; Academy Lacrosse Squad (2, I); Lacrosse Numerals; Football Numerals; Swimming Team (4); Class German Committee. UR George is an artist of no mean ability: we invite your attention to his work in this " Lucky Bag " as well as to that found in nearly every copy of the " Log. " We all thank him for his painstaking labor, given so freely in our behalf. George ' s character has undergone several changes since his first appearance as a cadet ensign, plebe summer. During plebe year he developed into quite a rough-houser under the careful tutelage of Redman and Gilchrist, and ever since has been able to hold his own ' most anywhere. Probably from his own tastes he became a decided type of the species " fusser " Youngster Year and was known to have his hops engaged as many as four months ahead — and as for the ladies, they were just too delighted, because George had such a nice way of making you believe that you were the only one. But as to the George of later days, he has suddenly turned quiet and serious-minded and many a fair maiden misses his stocky figure at the hops these days. Many have wondered at the change and many a Washington femme has been saddened, but — so matters remain adjusted. George seems to prefer his drawings or maybe a visit to the Aca- demic Building with those of the lumber squad. He is seldom rhino and is always a good tonic for those who are inclined that way. We wish him the best of luck in his future work. 96 Upman platr J oops Middletown. Connecticut Wop " " Hoo-oops Wrestling WNT(2); Lightweight Wrest- ling Champion (2); Football Numerals; Lacrosse Numerals; Masqueraders. Y, isn ' t that little Jewish boy strong? " Right she was, — that is, partly right. He is the strongest man in the class per Kellogg ' s Dynamometer, but she missed his nationality considerably, his cognomen to the contrary notwithstanding. Everybody knows the " Wop, " even the mess-boys, by sight at least. To savvy the " Wop " is another thing, quite passing all understanding. You have him all catalogued dead to rights, and then something happens to make you view him from an entirely different angle and your neat little catalogue doesn ' t rate ace high with you any more. " A bundle of inconsistencies " is a close approximation, and yet in some things he is the soul of consistency. For example, he never rhinos. Not even the Massy cruise could shake his belief in the ultimate good of all things. He bore it all with a smile, stating that, in his opinion, it could have been worse. As an underclassman he was an ever-blooming fruit tree to the Discipline Department. Whenever the " Team " lacked a few demerits for a goal, they set out to locate Hoops, and, ten to one, they shook him down for any part of fifty. His early morning struggles with the English Department will go down into history. With these two departments he has had a hard race, but now on the home stretch he is running well, with the odds in his favor. He is of a mechanical turn of mind, and his favorite pastime is to fill his locker and Tracy ' s with patent anchors, files, horse- shoes, propellers, anything interestingly useless. To chronicle his unique accomplishments would require volumes, but the more famous are his explorations in the land of the laundry bags and his ability to smoke skags of the fourth dimension. " See Hoops as ' The Sand-man ' ! " 97 op be i£ augs;ure ftorn Boston, Georgia " Roy " " Sauterne " Baseball Numerals; Sabre Team; Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; Masqueraders. OU are now perusing the physiognomy of the five-striper of the forty per cent., and I think you will agree with me that his looks do not belie the fact. He is of the thin, wiry type of physical beauty, but what he lacks in corporeal amplitude has been more than compensated by enormity of mouth. He can talk more and say less than Rafe Bates. Roy is one of our best sabre artists, but the sharpest sabre is not half so cutting as his sarcastic wit He always sees the happy side of things and has the ability to radiate his happiness to others. His most predominant trait is determination, as exemplified by his three years ' course in boxing just to get back at a friend at home. Needless to say he got back and is now one of our most dangerous men with his fists. His leanness sometimes makes you look twice to see him once, but you never have to listen even once to hear him a hundred times. He is the Mark Twain of the class and the poet laureate of the Academy. He is always ready with an answer and was never known to get the worst of a battle of wits. Like all men of genius he is eccentric, but his eccentricity is of a very wholesome variety and gives character to his genius. Fussing has never been his strong suit, but whenever he does fall from misogynistic grace he always draws a " queen. " Roy is a man of large heart, strong convictions, dogged determination, high ideals, scintillating wit. original ideas, and no bullfest is complete without him. " Is the uniform jerseys or sweaters 98 Clmer ppron Ifyouqb Wellsburg, West Virginia Cutie " " Gotch " " Hoif " " How " Wrestling WNT (2); Wrestling Bantam Weight Champion (3, 2). |T first we called him Cutie, but he outgrew this, and now we call him Gotch, How, Hoe, Hoif, Isaac, or anything else that comes to mind. Hough throws intercollegiate champions in wrestling as a matter of pastime. When he wore his big roll-neck sweater, his wrestling swagger, and his winsome smile, he was at once the pride and the despair of the fighting, fussing Fifth. This year, to go the boys one better, Hoif requested a new sweater with his WNT pasted all over it, both inside and out. As a plebe he had a home somewhere out in town, but he would never let any of his friends in on it. Second class year he catered to Washington, but during this his last year here he specialized and Cutie was high up among the ranks of our near-benedicts. Isaac is mighty good as a wrestler, no one can give him any pointers when it comes to fussing, but as a class clown and Jewish comedian he is in his native element and even Wotherspoon has to get up early to match him. As a clown he caused many merry peals of laughter at the yearly gymnkhana. Don ' t think from all that has gone before in his write-up that there is not a serious side to Byron. He is as fine a type of optimist as the class can boast of, and he has quite a good deal to make him rhino on the navy. Among other things, the one which has most constantly troubled him has been his studies. He has shouldered all of his burdens without any complaint and no other person has had to listen to any tale of woe from him. He is a fine man through and through, and you won ' t find a man in the class who doesn ' t appreciate him as such. 99 rcf) Jf rank otoarb Comislcey, Kansas " Arch " " Dr. Shoop " " Surgeon " " Blessed is the nation whose annals are brief. " Crew Numerals; N Cross Oar (3); Crew N (2); Football Numerals. HE above is true also of individuals, and Arch is one to whom it is strictly applicable. He has done a man ' s work here in his studies, when the occasion demanded, and in athletics at all times. All of this comes as a mere matter of course with Dr. Shoop and it never gives him a second ' s worry. He is one of the mainstays of the varsity crew and would undoubtedly have proved a tower of strength in the football line-up if a broken nose had not forced him out of the game early in his career here. " Man can live without P- Works and books, But embryo Admirals can ' t live without cooks, ' so the class selected Arch as commissary, second class year. Due to the reorganized regimental staff, he never had much chance to display his abilities in this line, but he did the next best thing to it — he set the pace for the rest of the " cooks " to follow. One great trouble The Doctor has experienced ever since entrance is getting a reg. shoe of proportions suffi- cient to accommodate his very large foot (and, by the way. Arch is about the largest man in the class). An interesting story is told in this regard. One day, second class year, Howard left a pair of shoes in the boat-house, and " Ger- aldine " Farrar, coming in at the end of his day ' s work, mistook one of the shoes for a tub and took a bath in it. He was heard later to remark that some filter compound should be put in the water here. Arch has a big frame with a heart to match, and is a friend through and through. 100 Harolb © Brt can ftuntcr Savannah, Georgia " Hod " " Harold " " Harry " " O ' Driscoll " " Henshaw " Class German Committee; Lacrosse Numerals; Masqueraders (4, 3); Usher (I). HE smiles; the tiny dog at her feet wags his tail. Harold O ' Driscoll Hunter bounds joyously up the steps. " At last! " she exclaims. From which the reader will no doubt infer, and rightly, that Harold is some youth when it comes to the fair sex. Ask the widow in Gloucester who asserted that he possessed the poise of a man of thirty-five. Was it his graceful dancing, his alluring linguistic ability, his handsome appearance, or a combination of all three that secured him the proud position of Social Aide? We know not. He is gifted with them all. Plebe year we all expected Hunter to begin discussing the latest styles with his tailor in prepa- ration for a return to the outer world. But, undaunted by a 1.9 in Math for the first three months, with the aid of a hard-boning stroke he safely crossed the first river, and has since had no serious difficulties in the study line. Henshaw is troubled only by affairs of the heart and by the ease with which his goat appears. As to the former, while he professes to be unattached and tries to prove it by explaining how many different girls he has dragged, we are unconvinced. If you want to behold his goat, mention southern Italy and northern Africa, or recite that little ditty beginning " The Social Aide is not afraid, " et cetera. Hod handles a tennis racket with facility, wields a brassie with ennui and precision, and wears lacrosse numerals deservingly. Ever a staunch and valued supporter of the old Sixth Company Crums, not one of whom but swears by Hod. " Once a gentleman, always a gentleman, " a state- ment that is exemplified by everything Harold does. He has faults (and who of us haven ' t?), but you won ' t find a man who isn ' t glad that Harry Hunter is included in his list of friends. " Oh, this year. " yes! They ' re doing it in the best of families 101 Jf ranfe Campbell J untoon Rock Island, Illinois Frank " " Honey " " Ferdi Class German Committee; Christmas Card Committee; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Mas- queraders (4, 3, 2); Glee Club. E.RDIE has the elusive quality that books call " personality ' ' — perhaps that is why some of the fairer sex refer to him wistfully as " the man with the magnetic eyes. " However the different points of view may express it, we know this: here is a man with the rarest and most valuable of gifts, that of making friends instantly and keeping them always, and we confess ourselves enthusiastic victims of his frank, engaging ways. Honey ' s record of things accomplished in the Academy is not so long nor so impressive as that of some other men. Occasionally, when he has felt like it, he has shown his brilliance in studies; at all times he has piloted " MacCreea " with consummate skill through situations. Academic and other- wise, where Mac ' s sledge-hammer methods lacked intelligence or finesse. His clear tenor has achieved prominence in the Masqueraders since Plebe year. It ' s all a question of what a man has " gone after. " In the things that do not show up on paper, but which actually count for most now and in after life, Frank has done wonders. In a word, he has concentrated on Happi- ness, and has made, has kept, and will continue to keep a host of friends, both in the Navy and outside. He has won them to him by his ability to inspire others with the warmth of cheerfulness through his bubbling-over vitality and joy of life. Here ' s to you, Honey, the best gloom-tonic we know! 102 fflyton WtUi utcftinSon.STt Havre. Montana " Beef ' Hutch ' Hutch had a big lead EEF " never has cared very much whether it rained or shined. He has really been just a little too easy-going and care-free, but every now and then he would get close to the 2.5 mark and then would almost prove himself savvy — until that 2.6 margin was gained. His consistent work in athletics has kept him on the weak squad and special swimming squad for — let me see: is it three or four years? Well, never mind. He was a charter member of both, ranking close to " Mose " and " Red " in continuous service. It is a heap too much work to put on leggins and take a cross-country walk every Thursday, but even this is much less than going out for wrestling or lacrosse or even baseball; so Hutch stays with Lew and Sweetheart when out of season — season being weak squad and special aquatic days. Doesn ' t fuss now and then, or once in a while, but fusses all of the time, over Joe in the race for the class banner until his return from First Class cruise. But — well, his resignation was accepted and Beef returned swearing he would never drag again. Two weeks later he had the first eight hops taken. However " Beef " is not all badness even if the above does look that way. Did you ever hear of him going back on a pal or refusing anything in the world to a friend? If you have, tell us about it. Hutch may not appear as a worker, but you will notice that he does things himself and gets mighty good work out of those under him. He is a man who will always do his part, although he may make very little noise about doing it — which is a very good trait indeed. 103 Cbouarb Victor JlltctaellfsaacS Cresco, Iowa " Ed " " Vic " " Isacks " " V. M. ' A little boy Went out in the field and lay down on some hay, A little calf came nosing around and the little hoy ran away. " Fencing Squad (3, 2, 1). DOUARD VICTOR MICHAEL ISAACS " — some name, n ' est-ce pas? And there used to be a Vincent and a Maurice, as we remember it, mixed in there somewhere. Despite this flowery name, the lad hails from U. S. A. Ed, as we shall call our hero, is a dark, mysterious boy with plenty of grit and backbone; his many remarkable qualities are hid behind an enviable reserve. " But handsome — you should see his regular, keen-cut features, his spark- ling black eyes, and, above all, his haughty carriage. " In our opinion he has a tendency towards the " dandy " — you ought to see him on September leave. He has the most delightful and remarkable ability to keep his mouth shut unless he has some- thing to say, " but when he do talk, break out the dictionary. " He shows his likes and dislikes very plainly, so that you shortly know what he thinks of you. A little stubbornness will also be noted in the analysis of his character. We don ' t know, but — he lost his hat in Paris; he left London in a suit of " cits; " he has been known to disappear; and he does strange things. However, he always turns up " C. S., " so we should worry. His accomplishments: he can play the guitar, sing, fight — he is handy with his " dukes " — play ball, dance, smoke,— the poor fellow can ' t chew. Hook, Jawn and the rest of the fans consider him somewhat of a connoisseur of baseball. Isaacs lags behind the pace set by modern society in that he came to the Naval Academy with certain rigid principles, and, despite the good influences of our Eastern cities and their products, he leaves the Academy with the same principles intact. 104 Samuel Potoer Jenkins. Webb City, Missouri " Sam " " Jinkins " Basketball Numerals; Manager Basket- ball (1); Lacrosse Numerals; Lacrosse LNT (2). SOFT little whistle, a quiet step, and Sam stands in our midst. In fact he ' s so good at it that one might think he and Jesse James were old side-kicks. When Pike County — beg pardon— when Webb City, Missouri, lost this pleasant youth the Navy gained a good one. Jinks has hit right with the bunch ever since he struck Crabtown and the Colegio del Roberto, and has been showing us things ever since. He ' s a consistent participant in athletics here and has made a couple of class teams in addition to hauling down an LNT with letter- men on the side-lines. For Sam, it has been a case of going at things with a pickaxe and shovel and digging his way up The thing of things you can ' t get, no matter how hard you work — Dago — has been the real stumbling-block on E. Z. road since his entrance. It has been a consolation, however, that semi-monthly hops are held, and there Sam may nearly always be found; sometimes he drags, more often he stags, but he ' s there and — well, you know how it is, that par- ticular sort of magnetic attraction. London: First Class cruise. Sam wishes to find direction to Westminster. Goes over to " Bobby " on corner. In carefully phrased language inquires if Bobby could tell him how to get to Westminster. Bobby turns around, gazes very strangely at Sam, and finally explodes in " deucedly " smart English: " Oh, I say, old chap, you can either ride or walk! " " Stand by! Salvo. Br-r-r-r! Jinkins!!! " 105 Borneo 3fa£epf) Jonbreau Hop Committee (1); Baseball Numerals. ONDREAU, the greatest living authority on the American national game " — no, not baseball, although he did win his numerals at that lady-like sport. No one knows why he picked that pink-cheeked cherub Struble for his boon companion, unless through the eternal fitness of things. The seeming innocence of " Ripples " together with the wiliness of Jon form a combination that would have taken the palm from Wallingford in his palmiest days. But Jon is too wise to put all his money in one jack-pot, and he has done other things to bring him fame. He went out for the gym team Plebe year, and delighted the eyes of many an audience. No one who has not seen Jon in a gym suit can truly appreciate what the artist has described as " the beautiful curves of the human form. " No wonder the audiences were large in the days of the three- ring circus with Kinne at the fencing, Hoops on the wrestling mat, and Jondreau on the flying rings. Jondreau frequented the hops so assiduously that he was elected to the Hop Committee as a reward for bravery in action. We have yet to see the chance that Jon wouldn ' t take, especially in the matter of dragging for friends--which partly explains why he has so many friends. In conclusion, let us remark that we have known Jon for four years and hope to know him forty more. Any- thing that we have is his: if he wants our respect, he has had it; if he wants our good wishes, he has them; and if he wants our money, he will have it. Further than this the chronicle sayeth not. 106 Claube toett ell Nome, Alaska ' Owen " " Claude " " Oweme ' Basketball Numerals. N first glance at our Eskimo, one is sure to be impressed with the conscientious, hard-working expression that predominates on his face; yet this busy savoir not only assimilates knowl- edge for himself, but is also willing to instill some of it into any other less fortunate chap who happens to be making rough weather. As a plebe, Kell undertook the task of guiding the aimless footsteps of Dean, but the early part of youngster year, when " cit " life called " Boscoe " too strongly for resistance, Owen found himself alone. Since that time he has proved a worthy partner for Lord Nelson. Towards the ladies, Owense has always preserved his Alaskan coldness, and his record as a Red Mike would be almost perfect had he not been beguiled into dragging a " friend of a friend " last year. We, his classmates, have fared better, for he ever has a ready, dimpled smile for us. One cannot fail to notice the sea-going, disjointed roll with which Owen walks. To see him coming down the corridor in a hurry reminds you of the " Massy " pitching in a Provincetown gale. Claude ' s athletic activities have been confined to basketball, in which he has earned the right to stick numerals on his sweater. The chief object of Kell ' s existence here is not to sit in Smoke Hall, that haven of rest, and partake of the weed (for he neither smokes nor burns oil) but just to pester and torment " Lamo " Lamont. To get Pinkie ' s goat is well worth the labor. Kell may be said to be too conscientious, and he is apt to make storms out of mere breezes. This peculiar quality makes him only the better fitted to assume the re- sponsibilities of an officer. 107 ftalpi) tUelp New York City, New York " Ralph " TRUE cosmopolitan, Ralph has the knack of seeing more than one phase of a question; and being gifted with " good horse sense " and due regard for the Golden Rule, his ideas are well worth considering. A close student of human nature and current events, his mind naturally tends toward politics, a subject in which he is particularly well versed; strange as it may seem, even here his opinions are decidedly unbiased and conservative. If he devoted him- self half as deeply to Steam as he does to the New York Evening Sun, his future as an engineer would be assured. Though we never expect to hear of Kiely as the admiral ' s social aide, his unassuming dignity and ever polite address make him welcome in all circles. He is not a climber — far from it: he holds his own without need of apology. Cheerful? Well, not always — now and then we find him afflicted with visions of " the little old town at the mouth of the Hudson. " This is by no means chronic and he never imposes his rhinoism upon others. To appreciate him fully would require several years ' residence in the old Fighting Fifth, where he might have led an exemplary existence under Libby ' s excellent guidance. Instead he became a leader in the many hare-brained exploits that kept things alive on the ground deck. Scrappy, Soc, the Big Chief or Themer could tell of parties that without him would have been decidedly unsuccessful. Non-greasy does not describe him, — he is anti- greasy. A conscientious worker, his exactions against himself are severe, though allowing others plenty of leeway. A gentleman through and through, there is not the trace of " hard guy " about him. As a friend he is tactfully generous. ' -3ft 980 108 grcfjer €mmet Etug, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia " Archie " QUIET chap is Arch, with a smile full of sympathy, understanding and charm. His seeming calm is only a cloak for the real man underneath — a man of courage and earnestness. When he starts in to do a thing, it ' s " four bells and a jingle. " He gets there because he plays the game hard, his whole heart in it. Why, one night in Gib-er-ah— -. Arch has one fault: he always disagrees with Doc Watson, and the ensuing noise stops the conversation of the whole wing of the mess-hall up to the 0. C. ' s table. When Doc went up to the staff table himself it rather put a damper on their arguments, in which neither was ever known to have convinced the other of anything. Second Class cruise was Archie ' s big summer. With Angel and Bates, of limousine fame, Archie spent a feverish summer, with engagements piling up beyond any possible number of liberties. Oh, dear ! How many times he has backed a winning com- bination in the stock market it would be hard to say. Considering, however, that every so often he digresses i nto that wonderful pipe-dream world of " cit " life, where one can have a HOME, it ' s safe to believe that the killings have been many. He has a pretty definite idea about everything and exact information with which to back up his ideas. What is more to his credit, he doesn ' t display his knowledge unless you ask him for it, and even then he does it in a way that makes you feel pretty savvy yourself. It ' s a Hooray Yell for you, Arch! 109 Jflerrtll ftalmage lUune Gloversville, New York •Merrill " " M. T. " Manager Fencing Team. ENTLE readers! Stop for a brief moment before reading this inadequate description and peruse the subject of my ravings as pictured at the top of this distinguished page. Is he not a handsome youth — from the shoulders up? On the body of an Apollo this head would make him a Greek god, but when perched on a pair of extremely bowed legs, he becomes human, — a man to know and like. " Merrill Talmage Kinne, sir, two bishops and an admiral. " And he stands an A No. I chance of reaching this latter pinnacle of Navy fame. Savvy and young, he ' ll be occupying the admiral ' s cabin while the more unfortunate of us will be combating life on the salary of a retired lieutenant- commander. But when this time comes we ' ll be sure that the job of running the fleet is in capable hands. Kinne is savvy, though, like many true savoirs, he dislikes boning. Except for this, a star would long ago have adorned his collar. For three years Merrill has held the title of " Navy Manager " for one of Washington ' s selectest seminaries. Hop-days find him gallantly conducting a party of fair ones through the yard. Before hops his friends steer shy of him, for his methods of conscription are well known. He has a persuasive line, and but for his reputation, his descriptions of his " queens " would induce the rougest of Mikes. From all this you ' ve probably guessed it, — yes, he ' s some fusser! But hist! — his fussing is of the concentrated variety. It ' s a fact, believe it or not. " Then why the host of semi- you query. Listen — there ' s a reason — SHE is running for president of her class. 110 Heonarb 2£trbp, 3fv, North Hackensack, New Jersey " Nellie " Lacrosse Numerals; Masqueraders (4, 3, 2). iHEN Nellie came to us, he was a chubby, pink-faced, happy-go-lucky mortal, whose chief ambition was to " instigate " a good time for everyone, including himself. As a matter of personal pride he always preferred something entirely original and extremely radical, a preference which at times seemed to generate an excessive " Mu " between himself and the upper classmen, but even the tribulations of a ratey plebe in the Old Navy couldn t check his enthusiasm. u i_ j r jun J At the end of second class leave he returned to us a changed man. He had found the Une-and- Only and was looking for a job, no more Navy for him. Yet as the year wore on, the sweet sadness left his eyes and by the beginning of our foreign cruise he had regained his usual sang froid. As a student Nellie is more erratic than wooden. In three years he never missed a Christmas Tree nor a May-pole, whereupon he would collect gouges from far and wide, learn the blamed probs and dope by heart, and end up the term at least a trifle above the dead line. In subjects he likes — practical stuff — he hauls down good marks, and would rather stand three watches in the engine room than go to a Dago recitation. As a lacrosse player he has been the bulwark of the class team; as a girl in the Masquerader chorus he fools them all. But we like best to think of Nellie as an ardent supporter of Navy traditions. After all, it is men of his type who give to the Academy a certain individuality that will prevent its ever becoming a tin-soldier, boy-scout insti- tution. Tie to Kirby: you will find him a friend worth a dozen more suave and less reckless. Ill Jofm pomface l£netp St. Peter, Minnesota Duke " " Pinky " " Neep " " Red " " Mox ' " The duhe must grant me that — besides his picture, I will send far and near, that all may have due note of him. " —Shakespeare. Track Numerals; Masqueraders (3). TTENTION! Who comes? It is the Duke de Nipe, a pair of glasses and the most ravissant shade of auburn chevelure that may be seen around these parts. First came to our attention in June, 191 I, when with our erstwhile " Bosco " Dean he assumed the moniker of " Mox " and became part and parcel of the first good Hebrew community. Since then, nicknames have been coming thick and fast. Duke is true to Minnesota and boasts of a long and noted Scandinavian ancestry. Is in sym- pathy with all things Teutonic, but we still have our doubts. With true Teutonic thoroughness, the Duke overlooks nothing, be it great or small, and in the matter of linens, insurance policies, powders and perfumes, no taste is more exacting than is his; hence the name " Jenny, " which means " machine- like. " But there are occasions now and then when the Duke is prone to quit the accustomed routine and blossom forth in radiant glory. Such an occasion comes with the Army game, also — but we need go no further; suffice to say that no hop would be complete without the Duke and his rouge. It could be no more complete without Duke than would be the " St. Peter Herald " with- out its corresponding editor. Here ' s to you. Pinky K-Neep! " Say, Jenny, what ' s the latest from Baltimore? " " Now, let ' s see once. " 112 George Cagcaben fritter Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania Dutch ' Varsity Football Squad (3, 2, 1 ) ; N (1) ; Baseball Numerals. I He has felt the OW for the class German, the big " Edam, " G. Cascaden Kriner. People, we have here a man with a heart as big as a barrel and with a laugh as big as his heart, which laugh bursts forth in all its merriment when the joke is on him as well as when the other man is the butt. He lays no claim whatever to being a savoir— Dutch has had to work and work hard for his 2.5. He has, however, always proved equal to the occasion in a pinch and produced the necessary goods when a poor mark one month required it. For four years now Dutch has been a hustler on the Football Squad, one of the kind of men so essential to the training of any college team that meets with any degree of success. This year his efforts in this line were rewarded with a letter. His exploits and escapades during his four years here have been numerous, iron hand of discipline descend not lightly upon his shoul- ders, but he has never rhinoed at his luck and has taken ad- versity smilingly. We have always believed that it has been largely due to this fact that he has been able to pull himself through so many times. There is much latent power in this man and it is sure to assert itself when the time comes on board ship, as it has done in the petty trials and tribulations of our life here. He is a man who is always given a hearty wel- come, and thus we believe and hope it will be in the Bigger Navy. 113 fame ftolanb liple, 3 r« Lynchburg, Virginia " Jimmy " OOK. closely, gentle reader, ere you explore further. This is Jimmie Kyle, of Virginia. Though of slight build and modest, unassuming mien, Jimmie occupies a prominent part in our affections. The needy do not beg his assistance in vain while there remains a shirt or pair of socks in his locker. But let one become inquisitive or even flippant — who has not withered under his scornful " You ' re too curious ' ' or his scathing " Who wants to know? " If it were not for the Academic Department, Jimmies worries would be at an end. It has taken much midnight oil and more self-denial to entice old 2.5 to a dark, lonely spot and crown him. But at certain periodic and memorable intervals, mere earthly cares are cast off, and Jimmie, clad for festive frivolity, fares forth. Why, once — no, a couple of times We are not responsible for this, but rumor has it that Jimmie breaks three razors a week. The tendency is, however, to doubt it, for it is very seldom that we ever see the ev idence of the use of even one. Curious, too, how he can be so negligent of his appearance when he rooms with Sarge Henning. Now Sarge, as we all know, has only one rival in the beautifying line, Pinky Kneip, and Kneip has the advantage with his warm, auburn ensemble. Sarge is an expert, though, and we should think he would have tried his art on Jimmie. Jimmies pleasant manner and weird, slow smile have kept him dragging continually. He joins Sarge in the contention that there aren ' t enough hops. " Br-r-r! I ' m co-o-old! I ' m freezin! " 114 $aul ( au e Hattvty Cleveland, Ohio " Paul " " Laf " Football Numerals; Masqueraders (2) O be fat or not to be fat, that is the question: whether ' tis betterjto pin faith in Personnel Reform or to take time by the mooring swivel and acquire a Commodore ' s bay window; and so this jolly Irishman has pinned his faith in cit life and his hopes in the 5 p. m. letter to the little girl at home. Constancy, thou art a virtue rare indeed among midshipmen. And yet even Laf forsook his castles in Spain long enough to work and win his numerals in football. Alas! the reaction was too great and since then he has been actively engaged in running a mail service between Crabtown and Cleveland. In four years there has been but one failure and that was on I nauguration Day in 1 9 1 3. Laf was a member of the famous Midshipmen ' s Gun Crew on the Louisiana, Second Class cruise, which, under the training of " Percy " Mann, slipped it over the " reg ' lars. " The same summer he was one of the lucky fellows who got to Vera Cruz. The rest of us called it a pleasure trip. They just mentioned the thermometer: 160° F. in the umbra. Paul says he wasn ' t made for the Navy, and we suppose that means he prefers the outside. Sort of funny how those Cleveland fellows don ' t fancy the service. Well, if you do, old man — good luck to you ! " Hey, Paul! has the mail come? " " Not yet. I didn ' t get any. " 115 George $eter Hamont Pasadena, California " Pinky " " Lamo " " Rainbc QUIET, meek and extremely conservative little man, who has spoken exactly thirteen times during his sojourn at the U. S. N. A. He has probably been cowed into submission by rooming with a desperado, for " Al Jennings " Spriggs happens to be his better half. This little Scotchman hails from the far West, California claiming him as all her very own. He has not cared much for the athletic or social side of our life here and has, in a measure, held himself apart, but the few who have penetrated that canny exterior have found a man well worthy of praise. He brought good old rigid Scotch ideas of right and wrong here with him and he has fashioned his life accordingly. It has been told on Peter that he introduced a novelty in the way of headwear on his Youngster leave, but this merely goes to show his ingenuity and the independence with which he is primarily endowed. He has shown some propensity for fussing and would probably have continued in this pursuit of happiness, but as Fate willed it, several most regrettable experiences stopped any desire of his to mingle further with the ladies. There may be some other reason, for some of the knowing ones, notably Owense, have picked him as a suspected lover. He will probably go to the West Coast, and we ' ll bet that he won ' t change a bit in the next sixty years. " Rooty-toot Rainbow, Rooty-toot Rainbow, Rain- bow Rah, Rainbow Rah, Rah, Rah. Rah, R-R-Rainbow! " 116 rtf)ur laubte Oxford, North Carolina " Dick " " Arturo " Gym Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Orange GNT; Parallel Bar Championship (4); Reina (3). OME day a few years from now, John Doe, Lieutenant (j. g.), U. S. Navy, will take his young son on his knee and start a lecture on the reward that is sure to come to him who refuses to be downed; and his example will not be any commonplace hero of history, either: it will be Arturo Landis, the man who became an ensign. For know this, all ye who run and read: Arturo has bilged and returned; he has been unsat, with all hope lost; he has despaired on account of conduct; and, far worse, he has despaired on account of a broken heart; but he has never yet failed to " come back, " and when that piece of sheepskin is given to him on the day of graduation, he will appreciate it more richly than could any other man in the class. The seat of all the trouble, without a doubt, lies in his two failings: tobacco and girls. A skag will wreathe his countenance in smiles any day; a girl will send him into ecstasies of bliss; but when he can sit back in an easy chair and talk to a girl and smoke, all at the same time — " Good night! How he do enjoy it! " His stick-to-it-iveness is not confined to efforts to stay in the Academy, for he has shown that same quality over in the gym. Arturo has worked with the best of them and has won his GNT; and, had it not been for the " powers that be, " who did not consider his conduct record and the state of his studies sufficiently good, he would have been Captain of the Gym Team now. 117 Conrab Hubtotg Hem Fergus Falls, Minnesota " Swede " " Fish " " Conrad " Olaf Svensker Crew Numerals. F you see a six-foot, blue-eyed, light-haired chap strolling about in a complacent manner, rest assured that it is Mr. C. L. Lein (Sea Lion), of the U. S. N. Conrad hails from the Swede state, Minnesota, of course. Does that imply something? Lein would be a good-natured chap if he could render his goat immune to attacks from Stephan and Baker. As it is, he has been seldom rhino, and is ready at all times for a lark, such as a house-party in Baltimore. With the ladies he is all pie, for he himself admits that the best of all pleasures is fussing. He assures you emphatically that the best time he ever had in his life was at Colonel Colt ' s Fourth of July party. And then on the Q. T. he will tip you off that the old Colonel served something that had Navy punch backed ' way off the map. Lein ' s hobby has been crew. Fall, winter, and spring see him trudging over to the boathouse or tank, though he has not been lucky enough to get a seat since Plebe year in ' 1 5 ' s " regular crew. " On the Massy cruise Olaf Svensker bought a pipe, filled it, lighted it, and then had the extreme pleasure of turning it over to the Exec. Is one of the few who can boast of having set foot in Vera Cruz. Relates how he entered a shop and inquired, " cTiene Vd. mantillas? " to receive the reply, " Why, certainly; wanna see some? Quite a personage in Fergus Falls is he when on September leave, and when he arrives in F. F., the news-blotter prints in large type on the front page, " MIDSHIPMAN HERE. " And he always arrives on the first train with one object and that would be telling. 118 Jgelson Jackson Heonarb Fort Wayne, Indiana " Len ' " Thou ' dst shun a bear; But if thy flight lay towards the raging sea, Thou ' dst meet a bear in the mouth. " —Shakespeare. F you meet a tall, handsome youth, with a drawl and a deep-sea roll, plowing his way down the f %t corridor at a twelve- knot gait, you will need no further introduction. It is, without doubt, f J " Len, " and the chances are ten to one that he is headed around the corner to " catch one " with the bunch. This has been his main avocation for four years now — we mention the fourth year because Smoke Hall can hardly be called convenient to the third deck. Len can successfully elucidate on any subject, foreign or domestic. You have only to consult him to ascertain the relative advantages and disadvantages of everything from bears to Monte Carlo. Half of the census and information bureaus in the country have applications for his services in case he should care to leave the sea. Len is one of those fellows you like to tell a story to — he listens with appreciation and laughs at the right time, and doesn ' t sneer rudely, as some of his fellow Cosmo Club members do, at a bum joke. He has a few on hand himself, too. Len has cultivated a discriminating ear — he can hear an O. C. ' s sword clank four decks off, and then that lanky frame shows a burst of speed that makes the rest of " El Palco " look like ice wagons. He is what we might term a quiet fusser. Nobody, not even Mackey Lew, has been able to keep count on the letters he has penned and addressed to a far Southern state during first class year. His classmates wish him the greatest success, not only in his chosen career, but also in the career of his heart. " Say, Ferty, how is it to mooch a ' Fat ' ? " 119 Chester C. Uttoiz Lamira, Ohio " Bone " " Esaw ' A sombre lad, and true! —Shakespeare. ONE, the methodical individual from Lamira, entered our noble institution with a thorough farm education and a somewhat serious temperament. Plebe year he made original agricul- tural calculations as to the amount of coal taken aboard a battleship, and other sea-going facts. Sam Greene, the Widow Hawkins, and other prominent citizens of Lamira soon became well known to us all, and we quickly came to recognize that few men occupy a more con- spicuous position in both social and political circles than does Bone in Lamira. Second Class cruise, Chester gave promise of becoming a " soche, " attending and fussing vio- lently at a clambake at Bristol, R. I. However, the rest of the summer was devoid of social features on his part. First Class cruise was marked by Esaw making a mysterious disappearance to Stratford and returning with a pair of binoculars and a strange manuscript. Needless to say, Lamira was thrilled with his tales of the foreign cruise. Method is Bone ' s strong point. He does everything from stowing a locker to milking cows in a methodical manner, and when it comes to farm dope, just ask Bone. Like Harry Campman, he prefers Ed Pinaud ' s " Eau de Quinine " to all other cosmetics. On the second shift of stripers. Bone was made adjutant of the first battalion and held down the job in fine style, his good voice making him the right man for the position. He has the unusual habit of not bothering others, but at the same time is ready always to help out someone else, whether it is lending a two-cent stamp or his last clean collar. All those who have made a cruise with him tell you he makes a fine shipmate, that he is not so wooden in practical things as his name would imply, and that the ship he joins after graduation will get a good officer. 120 w n A, ?e Pi Ira circ 3Fameg Jflackep Hetots Dallas, Texas " Mackey " " Looie Log Staff. ERE ' S our Beau: James Mackey Lewis (most of the girls from Fairmount call him simply and sweetly " Mackey Lew " ). The Beau has played sad havoc among the hearts of the young ladies being finished in the seminaries of Washington. That combination of brass buttons, a sea-going roll, and an affectionate smile has proved irresistible. Not only the younger set. but also the chaperones, succumb to his graces. Dance — have you ever seen him dance? If you haven ' t you have missed something. But ' we might remark right here, ' as the Turbine book has it, that if ever he ambles up to you and softly lisps, " There ' s a girl up in Washington who wants to come down to a hop, and believe me, she ' s some queen; ye-ah, but I am dragging — you see — I ' m dragging; now how would you like, " etc. — well, take it from us and gently say " No. " That ' s all, and then remember some important engagement that requires your immediate presence elsewhere, muy pronto. But there is good reason for the Beau ' s popularity with the fair ones; it is the same reason that makes him a man ' s man. There isn ' t a bigger-hearted man in the Academy. All of us are generous to a degree, but his generosity is of that self-effacing kind which is the ex- pression of a heart entirely unselfish. He may at times be garrulous, and a lover of badinage, but you will never find a trace of venom or unkindness in his speech. Two faults he has, mere idiosyncrasies. One is a pronounciation of Spanish entirely his own, unadulterated by a trace of a Castilian accent. The other is the peculiar circumstance that frequently he is the only man in his company in step. " That ' s hard luck, boy. " 121 Heberett )f)epf)erb Hetoifi Auburn, New York " Licker " " Lewie " " But, if ' t be he I mean, he ' s very wild .... as are companions noted and most known to youth and liberty. " —Shakespeare. Track Team (4, 3,2, I); Track Numerals (4); Track N (3, 2); Academy Mile Relay Record (3,2); Masqueraders (2) ; Usher ( 1). ERE S a man who has shown ability in everything he has undertaken. " Licker " has been one of the mainstays of the varsity track relay team for three years. He has been a member of two academy record-holding teams, and in the quarter-mile there are few who can better him. His class standing is another of his achievements which cannot escape notice. He has stood near enough to the top of the class for the course to rate the ter m " savoir. " His activities in the social line are well known. Never was there a hop that he wasn ' t on the spot with a queen. " He is always ready for a party, especially when there are girls along, and when there is no excitement forthcoming he hunts it up. He has a way of expressing his opinion regardless of the effect it may produce. His frankness in his likes and dislikes is one of his characteristics. It is not very often that we find savoirs who are willing to give up their time before exams to help poor wooden souls to make a 2.5. Many has been the time before the anns. and semi-anns. that " Licker " has sat up till the wee small hours with one or more of these un- fortunates, plugging away to pull them through. As an athlete, a scholar, and a good fellow, Lewis makes a good combination. He is always ready to help a friend, and is never rhino. We feel sure that he will be a success as a naval officer. 122 I Jforregt nox Htbenoto Spokane, Washington " Libby " " Libno " ERE we have a man who always looks on the bright side of everything — a rare trait in a mid- shipman. Even being President of the " Forty-niners " First Class year did not obscure the happy smile nor alter his care-free demeanor. Libby has been engaged in desperate hostilities with the Academic Board in one branch or another at various times, but he has always managed to win out at the finish. As a fusser Libby is second to none. Since he first wore the single stripe of a youngster, nothing short of a chain could keep him away from a hop — not even the girl herself different one for each hop and his friends often wonder who the next will be. however, and we " callate " that the girl from home is the one highest in favor. Libby ' s love for art and music is most extraordinary in a midshipman, always to be found in a gallery or museum with Ralph fast in tow. One memorable morning in Paris after an equally memorable night he was observed in the Louvre, still pacing off miles of " old masters " with great regularity, while Kiely was submissively following, walking in his sleep. As a man of high principles, Libby is a man to be respected. As one who holds fast to them, he is to be ad- mired. In spite of a few waverings he has never fallen from the high standards which he brought with him to the Academy. A genial companion, his geniality is never obtrusive. " but she is awfully nice! " It is nearly always a Libby has his favorites, Whi Eu rope he was 123 ' I tlltam Josiepf) Hovtn} Tremont, Pennsylvania ' Sallie " " Jeff " " Doitchman ' Lacrosse Numerals. OCH der Kaiser! " — that ' s Jeff all right; he ' s saying it a little louder than usual to-night, so the Kaiser must be falling back. That ' s one of Jeff ' s characteristics, to holler loudest when his side is losing; I know, because I stood next to him at the Polo Grounds, and the doctor says my ear will never be as good again. Jeff wasn ' t hurt at all, though; didn ' t even strain his voice. Sallie hails from somewhere in Pennsylvania, and took the oath of allegiance in German, but he now speaks English with ease and fluency. He started immediately on the day ' s work of keeping Doc Friend straight, to say nothing of Doc Friend ' s room and possessions — a job which he has accom- plished with remarkable success. He has all of the Navy virtues and none of the vices, so he has been a sort of steadying man for the riotous Third Company. He has a highly developed conscience, but he will break a reg any day to see a girl, and two regs to see someone else ' s girl, especially if he can thereby " rube " the other fellow. He isn ' t nearly as innocent, however, as he appears; the only thing is that he always gets away with it. He ' s too plausible to be suspected; where other people would be certain to be bushwhacked by Jimmy-Legs, the wary Dutchman would elude pursuit by disguising him- self as Scott Baker or Swede Overesch But in conclusion let us remark that Lorenz is the jolliest, most good-natured man in the Academy; gloom vanishes with his appearance, and it will do you good to see him laugh, especially if the joke is on himself. 124 Jf ranctg Stuart Hoto West Newton, Massachusetts " Frog " " Savvy " " Francois " Swimming Team (3, 2, I); Captain (I); SNT; 220-Yard Swimming Record (3); Baseball Numerals; Bugle Corps (2, I). BLUEFISH and a shark were swimming around, watching the spectators in the Aquarium and talking over old times. " You know, " remarked the bluefish, " just before I was caught I got the scare of my life. I met a human being who swam almost as well as we do, and I thought I was going to be caught. However, he seemed to be a mighty fine sort of a chap, and we chummed around quite a lot. He was a great hand for a rough-house and always chock-a-block full of fun — sort of a care-free guy — shouldn ' t say he was the kind who would study unless he had to, but he was always willing to help me out anyway he could. I believe he came from Boston, but he had traveled around a good deal and didn ' t act at all like a Bostonian. " " That ' s funny, " put in the shark; " I met a fellow like that once myself. I believe he used to be captain of the swimming team at the Naval Academy. He was surely good in the water. His name was Frog Low. Couldn ' t have been the same fellow? " " It certainly was, " answered the bluefish. So you see what two fish, one the best that swims, the other the worst, thought of Frog. It ' s queer, too, that humans and fish think exactly the same on the subject. Frog will rough-house and joke with you the livelong day unless he has work to do, do his work, and then come back for more play. And at work or at play, he remains always the same fast friend of his friends. 125 fofw Clifton lusfe Reno, Nevada ' Senor " " John " " Loosk " Choir (4, 2); Reina (2). N this man is found every known angle of character. Wayward, kindhearted and generous to excess, ever ready and eager to embark upon any project promising some new diversion from the usual grind, sympathetic and helpful to others, he has eschewed the gold star of academic distinction for a whole galaxy of other stars of a much finer metal which will remain untarnished in the memories of his friends. The most notable trait in John ' s character is that one of far- seeing realization of the ultimate seriousness of life . It is a trait that clings to him in everything he does; and is often so plainly evident that he has many times restrained a less thoughtful classmate from some rash deed. John ' s early life is full of mystery and romance. No one has ever been able to gather more than the barest details of that shadowy pre-Annapolis period. It is known, however, that Reno lost one of her most daring broncho-busters when the Senor decided to make the transition from a " roamer of the plains " to a " rover of the seas. " From the day he ambled into Crab- town to the present moment he has been telling us the drollest stories and singing for us the most delightful songs imaginable. He brought with him, besides this inimitable power of entertainment, an unbounded sense of humor and a wit as dry as the alkali stretches of his native state. And then at last there is that other generous instinct ; ▼ " - « that is only truly born of intimate contact with both the - i » good and the bad. He is a friend who puts to shame these writers of proverbs, these scoffers at " true friendship. Know John Lusk and your acquaintance is complete. 3 ™ 4 126 I ebtoin Stuart iHcCoacft Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Scrappy " " Mac " " Falstaff " " McGoach " r Football N (1); Football Numerals; Baseball Numerals; Basketball Numerals; Masqueraders (4); Choir (2, 1); Manager Gym and Wrestling Teams; Reina (I). AC upholds the record of old Erin for putting the true fight into anything that he undertakes, whether studies, athletics, or plain, ordinary, rough-neck Old Fifth Company rough- housing. He was very much handicapped in the beginning of his career by the fact that he comes from Philadelphia. You would hardly know it now to look at him, unless you happened to see him asleep; he does have a remarkable fondness for slumber. As manager of the Gym team he was wide-awake enough to please the most exacting, for he put through a mighty good schedule, together with an equally good one for the wrestling team. Scrappy himself is an athlete, and landed a place on the Varsity for the Army game in spite of a couple of weeks on the Reina in the early part of the season. Also the creature sings in a silvery tenor voice which has " made us all to weep " with the pathos of its notes and with the tragedy of it that we didn ' t have a gag to shut him off. Stuart — we never heard anybody call him that, so we will try it just to see how it sounds — has been a sub- stantial citizen of our little borough. He has benefited immensely by his four years here, and we have been glad of the opportunity to make his acquaintance. If he makes as good an officer as he has made an officer in a qualified sense, he need have no fears for his success. " You didn ' t study your lesson. " " I did, sir. " " No, you didn ' t. " " I did, sir, " etc. 127 Hjnrbe J upup iWcCormtcfe Berryville, Virginia ' Doc " " Micky " " Mac ' Star (4, 3, 2); Business Manager Lucky Bag; Business Manager Reef Points; Director Y. M. C. A.; Choir (2, I); Mas- queraders (4, 3); Soccer Numerals; La- crosse Numerals; Class German Com- mittee. MAN who can survive two business managerships in one lifetime ought to be well worth study- ing, and you will find Doc an interesting subject. The business managerships he took as he does everything else, merely as a part of the day ' s work to be done and done well. Imposing volumes of work do not daunt him in the least, and to look at his class standing you wouldn ' t think that he had any interests outside of academic lines. When you talk about lessons, Doc can tell you what you want to know; and the star he has carried for three years proves that he can tell the instructors, too. Suppose you pass to practical subjects. Doc is still right there, as cruise marks and steam P-works show. Sports? Doc isn ' t heavy enough for a football player and he wasn ' t born a baseball player, but he has managed to hold down a place on class soccer and lacrosse teams right along. Fussing? Ever see him with a girl? Seeing is believing, in this case, that he is an accomplished " soche. " And with all his distinctions, you won ' t find a more unassuming man in the class. Micky belongs to the genus " good scout, " but no one of the many that recognize the fact was told so by him. The con- viction just naturally forces itself upon all who know him. Number two in the class, and one of the youngest, his chances of being an admiral are good. He hates to have Sperry impose on his youth, because everyone appreciates how Doc ' s level head has guided the infant footsteps of " Admiral, " who is now just four years old, and young for his age. 128 3Mn Htbingstone JflcCrea Marlette, Michigan " Mac " " Jawn " " Magnet " " McCreea ' " When he spol e, the very mountains shook and the earth rumbled and grew sad. " Manager Baseball; Baseball Numerals; Crew Numerals; Football Numerals; Bas- ketball Numerals; Choir (4, 3, 2, I). H! I just love John McCrea! " " Yes, he is wonderfully attractive, and he is just crazy about you, too. " So it is with all the ladies, but you really cannot blame them, as John, tall, hand- some, and imposing, is the personification of the popular conception of the ideal naval officer. With these advantages, his age (about the same as Old Man Deets ' ), experience, and general savoir faire make him truly irresistible. There is much more to John than a mere ladies ' man, however. As a class team athlete he has done good work, making up in strength, pep and aggressiveness what he lacked in technique. His showing as a manager cannot be passed without mention. As manager of the plebe football team he proved that he had the makings of an executive so thoroughly that we turned the ' varsity baseball over to him without any misgivings. In the section room John is not especially brilliant, and always informs us each month that he has bilged in at least five subjects, while in fact he has never had any special difficulty in keeping up with the procession. It is in the line of practical duty that Mac shines. He is fond of being Officer of the Day and running the plant, and, be it said to his credit, he does it mighty well. On the cruises he gets results in a manner that has won favorable comment from senior officers. With all this, John is essentially one of the gang — a welcome addition to any party, be it rough or smooth. " Do you know. Chandler, I didn ' t get a snitch in that exam! Not a snitch, I ' m telling you! " 129 fames; Cbtoarb Jfflafjer Scranton, Pennsylvania " The Gnu " " Show me your image in some antique book. " —Shakespeare. Sharpshooter; Reina (2). HE Gnu, if you please, and take good care to give full value to the " g. " A strange animal, this, and with plenty of wild ideas, but once you get him domesticated, you couldn ' t find a tamer, gentler pet anywhere. The Gnu has a mind of his own and he knows how to use it. His reserve energy is abundant and his determination unflinching. He ' s got the " do or die " all right, but slow! — good night! Did you ever wait for him to get ready to go out? Yes? Well, you probably went away leaving him combing his hair. But that shows another side of his character — he ' s always neat and correct in dress. The Gnu ' s career in the Navy has so far been a rocky one. He seems to have the unhappy faculty of always getting " ragged. " A dozen other men can pull off the same stunt and yet The Gnu (for a change) is the goat. However, he takes his medicine without a kick, which is a trait not given to most men. The Gnu is surely keen for the pretty girls. Ask him about those luncheons at the Savoy and see his chest fill! A true sailor boy he is, for he has, not a girl, but girls, if you please, in every port, Rochester and Utica included. Get a rock, Soc. " " Come on, boys! we ' re going back. ' ' Hey, Scotty! let ' s get a claret lemonade. " " Bos ' n, bos ' n! where the hell are you, bos ' n? ' 130 tuart iUugugtine jUafjer Boston, Massachusetts " Stony " " Hotspur " ' Who therewith angry, when it next came there. Took it ' " jest, and still he smiled and talked. " — Shakespeare. Reina (3). E gentle, but firm " — Stony ' s dual nature; the first for the fair and the second for the plebes. Ask Stony about the last hop and watch him roll his eyes. Between hops and Crabtown his joys are unconfined. " Oh-h-h, oh-h-h, oh-h-h, say, Simp! dragging to the next hop? " As for the plebes, he is well known by many, and once known, never forgotten. Although not a great adventurer, Stony ' s life while with us has been one of great variety, ranging from sea service on the Reina to a cruise in the Admiral ' s cabin on the good ship Ohio. Stony is a good boxer, and while he is not exactly a world beater, yet he can make other fistic aspir- ants take notice. Next to a hop, there is nothing which pleases him more than to inveigle some- unsuspecting lad to the boxing mat and make him take several star-sights " a la mode Tod. " Ever since he married " Whiskey " the two have made a strong combination, able to stand off all comers at rough-housing. Aside from the pleasures in life, Stony has a deep sincerity in his work, and although not a savoir, has hit few trees except for a short stretch of Gow. Stony ' s dignified attitude has been a big factor in blurring many an instructor out of a 2.5. But what happened to Stony ' s pillow on the Massy cruise? Its mysterious disappearance has ever puzzled him grievously. 131 Jofm Joseph Jflafjonep Worcester, Massachusetts " Ma Honey " Track Numerals; Track Team (3, 2) H OUNG Jack Mahoney hails from New England and is blessed with the proverbial Boston accent, but we have a sneaking suspicion that he may have a trace of the blood of " ould Ireland " in his veins. We judge this chiefly from his Killarney smile, for he is a goatless individual and is cheerful twenty-four hours out of every day. How this can be is one of the many mysteries of Crabtown, for he has been for long years the Keeper of the One-and-Only Navy not the Goat that stands on the side-lines, but that mountain of humanity whose place it is to stop every play that gets through the line. To keep this in harmonious captivity must be a task well-nigh equal to any one of the labors of Hercules. In other words, Jack has for his room-mate none other than Horse Harrison, who has been the Navy ' s stand-by for three years and cannot be allowed to roam around loose else he smash a hole in the Chapel. Mahoney is somewhat of an athlete himself, having easily made a name in class track and becoming one of the ' Varsity quarter-milers. He was a member of the old Fourth Company bunch, and was always counted on to enter into an all-star baseball game, a mandolin picking contest, or an ordinary rough-house. Good-natured, big-hearted, he is always ready to lend you anything from a shoestring to an overcoat. John is one of the men who make life in the U. S. N. A. a tolerable existence, and we hope to have him among us in the Navy. 132 Jfranctg Jlarltn Jflail Vincennes. Indiana ' El Ganso " " Francis of Old Vincennes ' «■ Chairman Class Ring Committee; Class Crest Committee; Second Crew (3, 2). MAN that you can depend on, is our florid friend from Indiana. Tall and smiling — in general, a most amiable sort of fellow — Ganso has a will of his own and never fails to express his honest opinion, whether it pleases or not. A better friend could not be wished, and he is ever ready to give a substantial proof of his friendship under any of the many trying circumstances which daily come up in our Academic life. He has good, sound judgment, forethought, and is very conservative in all decisions. Willing to criticise only when asked, and receives adverse criticism with a smile, so long as it comes from a friend. Gus has proved his ability in many respects at the Academy. He has done excellent work in the crew, retaining a seat in the second boat for several years despite his light weight. He is a decided success as a fusser, although he fusses only in spells, therein differing from Handsome Dan. He showed exceptional ability as Chairman of the Class Ring Committee. He gave to the Class a ring which has proved unanimously satisfactory and the method he used in getting this ring was well worthy of an older head. From the very beginning he has been one of our most popular classmates and will be one of the most missed by members of the Class who do not go with him to Fleet. " Who is the queen next hop, Gus? " " Ah! I am off that stuff this year. " 133 fofm JfflcCabe jflaulp Columbus, Ohio Lacrosse Numerals; Football Numerals; Soccer Numerals; Track Numerals; Christ- mas Card Committee; Class German Committee. OHN has that breezy ambition that seems to be characteristic of so many men from states west of the Alleghenies. Breezing in one morning from Ohio, he took up the tasks and duties of a midshipman with a whole-heartedness that has placed him in a well-deserved berth near the top of the class, from which lofty perch he has fallen once or twice under the strong pressure of the Executive (nee Discipline) Department. On the surface John is a devil-may-care, rosy- cheeked lad, with a sunny smile — incidentally, he never misses a hop — and he will discuss with much gusto any subject under the sun from Ordnance to the " ratiness " of the plebes. A member of the Old Fourth, he was always one of " the bunch, " and when not out for athletics he has been a confirmed habitue of Smoke Hall, First Class year. For two years he has succeeded in persuading Howard Chandler Christy to draw the girl for the Christmas Cards, for which we all are indebted to him. Underneath, John is a hard worker — one of those few men who really study during study hours, loaf only during recreation hours, go o ut for some kind of athletics, and put all they have into it. He has made a success in class athletics and is a promising goal keeper for the lacrosse team. Just one thing more: Ask him the con- nection between bullion and sugar, and whether he en- joyed Second Class cruise on the " Ohio. " " Our manly boy! " 134 $reston Jfflargfjall New York City, New York " Jack " " P " " For the more you ' aOe known o ' the others, The less will you settle to one. " -Kipling. Swimming SNT; Swimming Team (4, 3, 2); Academy Swimming Championship (3); Football Numerals; Lucky Bag Staff; Class Swimming Championship (4); Ad- miral Trenchard Medal (2); Usher (I). OME say that in order to see Jack at his best you must go to the Natatorium and watch this youthful Apollo do a forty-yard dash. But while he is one of our best at the porpoise game, swimming is decidedly not his strongest point. He is a most wonderful dancer — but this is not his forte either. Where Jack really shines is at the gentle art of fussing. In all the class, yes, in all the Academy, there is not a single man who can touch his fussing record. He falls at regular periods of about a month. When on the summer cruises he is not content with being a regular sailor and having a sweetheart in every port — he must have at least three. One would say that Jack is fickle. Well, maybe so, but anyhow, he always loves the last one best of all. A look at his class standing would forbid calling him a savoir. He rarely cracks a book and considers it a positive disgrace to bone, but has always managed to stay on the safe side of a 2.5 by getting away with a tremendous bluff in section rooms. But what is that big medal which adorns his manly chest? Is it for swimming? Dancing? Neither. Ah! possibly for fussing? Wrong again. When I said that Jack was no savoir, I neglected to tell of his ability to write. That decoration is the Admiral Trenchard medal, which he won from a mob of competitors by a high-brow essay. Jack is rather hard to know. So are other things worth while. But when you do know him, you will find him a friend who is stanch and true. Here ' s luck, Jack! - 135 tepfjcn Hubert iWattegon Nassau, Minnesota " Matty " ' Now is the time for all good men and true- OW Matty is a peaceable man — until you get him riled. Then look out! There was a certain upperclassman our Plebe year who knew all about the peaceable part but nothing about the riled part. His gaining of that knowledge brought great joy to the old Second Company. Loud words and sounds of a struggle in Matty ' s room, then that upperclassman emerged with haste, also accompanied by a large and startling black eye. Matty ' s fame as a warrior was made. Matteson thinks clearly and philosophically, and whatever is the result of his thought, by that he is willing to abide. Try to show him he is wrong. Well, don ' t, if you wish to stick to your own views, for the chances are he will have persuaded you over to his side of the line before you realize it, as he is a convincing and logical talker. Moreover, he is a well-read man who knows how to reason from his knowledge in an interesting and unusual way. Matty is mighty well liked and every man who has been on a party with him swears there is no one better. He never begins anything that he is not willing to finish, and he has the ability to make a good finish to almost every- thing he starts. Those who are his shipmates out in the service will find him the same straight, likable, efficient man that we have known during our four years together here We have one thing on him, though — he has never satisfactorily explained why he wore leggins to that lunch formation. 136 l arolb Milton Jffleper Mill Hall, Pennsylvania " Keique ' J Baseball Numerals; Non-swimmer Ex- traordinary. UMINATIVELY the cast-off big-leaguer shifted his quid and hitched up his trousers. " Yes, " he began, " when I was playing with the Tri-State League, me and the Keique was great friends and we ' ve always chummed around together ever since. Guess he knows more baseball dope than any man outside of Connie Mack and Stallings. Tell me he ' s comin ' right along down there to Annapolis, but I hear he ' s been in a lot o ' hot water over smokin ' so much. Fac ' is, somebody from his Company told me — but never mind that; he said the Keique was too good a feller not to deserve help, and I guess he was about right. Him an ' me never could do two things that all the other fellers used to do. We never could learn to swim or hang around girls, and I don ' t believe either of us ever will be able to. " Say, " he continued, " does he still have visions of havin ' then have them turn out to be just barely passin " ? He alius was thinkin ' he had made about 90 per cent, when him and me was in school and it never did pan out. And then he used to talk about his arms — ' bras ' he called them — an ' say he was strong ' cause he had heaved a Cosmopolitan around so much. Mighty good friend o ' mine, the Keique, an ' I ' xpect as how no one else could help likin ' him. That the way he was down to Annapolis? " " You bet! " I told him. made big marks in his schoolin ' an ' 137 iHarcusf Cltfforb jWiller San Diego, California " John " " Jawhn " " Wot ' s the use of argifying? " " You ' re too interesting a phenomenon to be passed over. " —Kipling. Log Staff (2, I); Choir (I); Mandolin Club. OHN is one of the few representatives of the Bay State who has fully succeeded in overcoming that handicap; we are not yet entirely satisfied whether this is accidental or due to his adopted platform, that " a state is a mere geographical boundary. " He is our only original baseball fan — our human encyclopedia on the subject (his claims to this title have never been questioned by any save the " Kike " and not even by him since Youngster Cruise). Also he is an ardent supporter of both Boston teams, notwithstanding the above-mentioned platform. As a plebe John became one of our most enthusiastic members of the Wednesday afternoon Swedish Club, with every indication of making a glorious record in that branch of academic " life. " However, he disqualified after two years ' service and gave up his chances for leadership. Youngster year he developed into an inveterate dispenser of the popular (????) airs on all the latest instruments, much to the discomfort of the old Second Company. " Jawhn " acts as a panacea for all sorts of squabbles where a fisticuff would inevitably ensue except for his choice remarks on the subject. His chief delight First Class cruise was to aid in procuring Bone ' s " goat. " There ' s only one subject which causes his own to graze at large " Yes, ma ' am, " etc. Con- fidentially: It was an incident of Plebe Year, and John has since spent considerable time in vehemently denying it wherever the subject has been brought up. Very few know that John is ever serious; but he can meet the exigencies of the occasion, whether it be a " Dago " recitation or a quarter-deck watch. Altogether, a generous, whole-hearted fellow and a good shipmate. 138 3foim gttbreto iHtnmg Montgomery, Alabama " Scotty " " John " " Scotchman " " Hast thou a friend ? Thou hast indeed a rich and large supply. " COWPER. Football Numerals; Basketball Nume- rals; Baseball Numerals. EP, heads up, chins in, throw your shoulders back, when one of Alabama ' s most favored sons is among you. This is our old friend, the " Scotchman. " John is a military man; his brace has been a model for underclassmen for three years, and he might tell them to brace as he does and save wind describing the regulation carriage demanded by the Reg Book. As an athlete, Minnis has taken a prominent part in the class battles. He plays good baseball, still better basketball, but he shines brightest as captain of our class football team; also, for this typical Southerner boxing has many charms, which are generally gained at the expense of his opponents. Scotty is a consistent fusser, with attentions centered rather conspicuously in the Bay State and on the Gulf border. " Say, she was so-ome quee n, wasn ' t she, boy? " Scotty is not a hard guy: he ' s a hard worker and he likes to see everyone about him work. As adjutant he was the best we ' ve seen. " I love to watch him read those orders! " Minnis is savvy, and he says things in the section room in such a manner that the prof, says they are right, whether they are or not. He is generally right. The Scotchman is a great man to make a liberty with. Miss Gish is ever ready to testify to this fact, while Quynn admits that he was a potent factor in preserving peace in London when there was no more steak. In fact, John is always happy to help a friend, and everybody is his friend. Minnis has high ideals; he is the type of ship- mate that makes a cruise worth while; every inch of him is man. " Let ' s have another soda. " 139 alpf) Sfo naon Jfflttcfjell New Britain, Connecticut ' Skeeter " " Du»ty " " Tique " " Mitch " Star (4); Football N (2, I); Lacrosse LNT (3, 2); Captain Lacrosse Team (1); Football Numerals; Lacrosse Numerals; Chairman Farewell Ball Committee; Mid- shipmen ' s Athletic Association; Masquer- aders (2); Log Staff; Choir (4); Usher (I). CCE Homo! These two words are peculiarly applicable, but, like Steve Rockwell ' s ordnance sketches, they need amplification. There are men and men. Whenever a classmate has a problem involving good, hard common sense, he goes to Skeeter and always gets the right dope. Dusty has always been a marvel on the gridiron, and is one of the most spectacular quarterbacks of Navy ' s history. His athletic abilities do not cease with football, for he is also a crack lacrosse player. If you have ever seen him in action you know why he was elected captain of the team. Aside from his athletic activities he is one of our most consistent fussers, and it is rumored from reliable sources that he is a strong contender for the loving cup. Whenever you hear a soft, purring sound which is supposed to be a noise like a cat, you will know that Tique is merely holding feline communion with Tracy Davis. He is exceedingly nimble-footed and his dancing in the Masqueraders occasioned much favorable comment. His unanimous election as Chairman of the June Ball Committee bears mute testimony of the esteem in which he is held by his classmates, and the high caliber of Ball he delivered assured them that this trust was well founded. The Tique is so intensely practical, so in- ordinately level-headed, that we have often wondered if his brain is not constructed on some gyroscopic principle as yet unknown to science. An able athlete, a deep thinker, a practical man, a good mixer, a constant lover, and a con- genial companion, he is a force who is bound to enrich the world with his personality. " Are you in form, guy? " 140 HoutS Robert Jffloore Monticello, Illinois ' Looie " " Fiffy " Basketball Numerals; Track Numerals; Academy Discus Record Medal; Track N OOI E appeared quiet when he first entered the Academy and we little suspected that in him we were acquiring a wit. As soon as the strangeness of the place wore off he started a series of intellectual firecrackers in the shape of word-plays, and so far nothing has been able to stop him. He undoubtedly has the class record for time under the table, but it would take more than that to affect his sunny disposition and he generally celebrates his return to topside by another pun. It is only fair to say, though, that those who mete out such stern " justice " chuckle to themselves afterwards and admit that the " Mooreisms " are good. Louis has never had to work very hard for marks, being a true savoir, and he has always been the wooden man ' s friend. He ' ll cheerfully put down his own book any time and explain a hard place to one less savvy. Second Class Year especially did the " unsats " avail themselves of his help and a few undoubtedly owe their retention in the class to him. In this same year he decided to go out for athletics in real earnest and broke the Academy record for the discus just as easily as he did things in the academic departments. Efficient and capable, not in the least " hard, " Fiffy is a cheerful companion and a man whose friendship enriches his friends. He has done his work here as a matter of business without complaining about dark plots to bilge him or indulging in roseate visions of what he might be doing were he a " cit. " As a natural result he has as good an idea of what the Turbine book is trying to say or how to dope out that long formula in Exterior Ballistics as the next one. HI $fjtltp Clark Jlorgan New London, Connecticut " Sock " " Cutie " " Eyes " Baseball Numerals; Football Numerals. OCK was such a cute little thing when he exchanged Uncle Sam ' s money for the privilege of observing the Blue Book Regulations that he was immediately and affectionately called " Cutie. " He has lived up to the name! Ask any Plebe. More like a bull broke loose. Plebe year he was well liked by the upperclassmen on account of his tendency to be non-ratey, that is, he didn ' t try to rate much more than second class. He earned the undying thanks of our class during Youngster cruise by bringing all of New London ' s fairer sex to the Massy hop. He is a leader. Well liked by the Plebes of the present generation on account of his elephant-racing enter- tainments. Also, he has led many a broom fight team to victory, and one night the sobriquet " Stormy Petrel " was given him. He was one of the roughest of the Fifth Company Rough-necks. And a fusser! His terpsichorean ability and his limpid eyes are the envy of his less fortunate classmates, and a universal attraction to the lovely ones. He is impartial in his likes. Scented letters from New London, Washington, and the Eastern Shore keep the post-office busy. He is well trained for domesticity, for he and Scrappy have pulled together for four years. Phil is mighty good in handling men and unforeseen situations, and the ship that gets him will have an addition worth while. And when the fleet is at New London, — why, leave it to Morgan. Often heard at lovely eyes! ' the hops: " Hasn ' t Mr. Morgan such 142 alpf) fflt inltp j8elaon, Jt Peekskill, New York " Lord " " Savvy " " R. M. ' Star (4, 3, 2) ARLY Plebe summer this noble youth quietly advanced the theory that if given an equal chance he could easily pull down a sat. mark or better. Such a bold assertion without having had any acquaintance with the " team " showed considerable determination and self- confidence. He has not only proved the theory, but he has also had the satisfaction of gathering an abundance of that rare species of fruit — the 4.0. Savvy is a hard, consistent worker, yet not a greaser. He doesn ' t try to bluff the prof.— he knows the facts. He always finds time to help those who are less fortunate than himself— underclass- men as well as his own classmates — and has saved the Secnav. the trouble of sending a good many valentines after the semi-ans. ,. As a practical savoir there is none higher in the class than R. M. He is always putting his ideas into use, whether it is in making a device for auto- matically closing windows or the installation of a complete wireless set. His room frequently looks like an Edison workshop, and he is perfectly at home in the steam build- ing or at electrical engineering drills. In math. Lord is a wizard and can juggle difficult equations as easily as a commissary. Savvy has found cross-country walks more con- genial to his nature than strenuous exercise on one of the Thursday afternoon athletic squads. In former times he used to do a little work on the special gym squad and was once a weak contender for a WNS. He also delights to frolic in the frigid water of the swimming tank once a week, but no doubt even his love for this sport will be sacrificed for the sake of his diploma. 143 OTtiltam Mtltitm Minneapolis, Minnesota •Willie " " Billy " " The Dane " Star (2); Masqueraders (3, 2) HE " Terrible Dane! " — and a full-blooded one at that. Of course he bane from Minnesota. If there was anything that would get a first classman ' s angora on hairs ' ends, it was that long- drawn-out Danish " Ya-a-as, sir, " our Plebe year. And as for luck! He got away with telling even Sol Geer, assistant M. C, to " wait a minute! " , , , , Billy came on the ' 15 range late plebe summer. That year he didn t make much of a splash in the diagram of class standing. Then Youngster year he fell a little short; but Second Class year he got on and scored a hit in the form of an etoile. This year he is still on the target, and his final score will be a mighty worthy one. How often have we heard this expression uttered by a group of disgusted members ot the old Third Company: " Damfican get the answer to that prob; let ' s go ' round and have the Dane do it! " So out they would chase, only to find their savior with a full class already. Thus weekly and monthly trees have lost nourishment due to the Dane ' s common sense — for that s his formula for a 4.0. In addition, while visiting, the rounders enjoyed con gusto the oil supply exacted with each answer. Billy has always been ready to help a friend, and he is well liked by all. Even the girls — well, our subject will bear close watching from now on in respect to the feminine question. Waes hael, the Dane! 144 tto £imit} Kerrville, Texas " Otto " " Dynamite " ETme tell you about Otto, the tall, blonde lad from Texas. When Otto first came to the Academy he used to try all the rings in the walls and all the queer-looking projections he found to see how they worked. Never was there a slip of the fair sex quite so curious. At last, however, the ease-loving habits acquired by living the life of " the pampered pets " discouraged the activities of our modern Mrs. Lot, and so were many new wonders left unexplored. Otto has a natural-born fear of the gold-brick game. Ask him to do you a turn and he is sure to tell you he isn ' t an E. Z. Mark even if he looks like one, but let him know you want that friend in need and he is with you to the finish. " Aught-to " has always been a Red Mike, but since first class leave indications point to his conversion to the ranks of the lovers. As yet it is only in the shape of one letter a week — but you never can tell. One thing more — Otto has the strength of his con- victions: when he believes, he believes hard, and all the king ' s horses and all the king ' s men couldn ' t make him change his opinion if he thought he was right. 145 William JTofifiafy JSunnallp Atlanta, Georgia " Jo " " Jim " " Beanie ' ' A betlre felowc sholde men noght fynde. " —Chaucer. Baseball Numerals; Soccer Numerals. I VERYONE who knows Jo well agrees with Chaucer, but his high sense of duty and his habit of hiding his better qualities under a mask of " hardness " lead others, especially underclassmen, to adopt a different view. Jo was an old, experienced man of the world, compared to most of us, when he landed at the U. S. N. A. He was fresh from the University of Georgia, with some settled convictions as to quite a few things, and his residence among us has not altered him or them in the least. Plebe year he early gained the notice of the old hard set in the Second Company and he has earnestly striven to hand down the ancient tradition. He has long been the terror of " ratey " plebes. He fusses occasionally but never bestows his affections long on one object. The Rocking- Chair Brigade has him down as " fickle. " He would rather play soccer than dance, although he does indulge in the latter pastime once in a while. For a few months this year he kept in training by frequent trips to Murray Hill, but he maintains he is not a marrying man and has bets up to prove it. The extra swimming squad has been his Nemesis these four years. His aversion for water is so great that he has been known to sigh for the old law office in Atlanta on swimming drill days. One of his favorite pursuits on leave is chicken — he goes out into the yard, catches one and has it fried im- mediately. His appearance supports his assertions as to the quality of Georgia " eats. " He was among the victims of a raid on Smoke Hall and spent two weeks on the Reina meditating on the evils of card playing. His happy talent for making friends will carry him everywhere and we all predict a successful career for him in the Service or elsewhere. 146 toeu €ugene ® 1 till New London, Connecticut " Genie ' " Oatmeal " ' Owen EY, Genie! how ' s the Whirlwind? " " Well, the last I heard of him, he was still in his cups. " This specimen from the Nutmeg State started his career at Yale, but the water, for which he has the greatest respect, called him; and here ' s hoping it will be the salt water, and not the Natatorium, that does the calling this June. Genie ' s chief joy in life is repartee; in fact he often rivals the famous Daniel himself in the art. This asset certainly stands him in good stead when dealing with Cockey ' s superior line of arguments, which often call for " something practical " in the line of a surprise party. Plebe year Owen had a great time, with his nonchalant air; however, the last Plebe night he showed head-work in sleeping peacefully in the room of one of his first class antagonists, while the rest of us " enjoyed " our showers as we had never done before. Genie is not strong for the drag, participating but once up to date, but at a stag party he is a crackerjack. After a Fourth of July liberty in Maine: " Who said Prohibition was a Maine State? " Most of us remember his dramatic entrance to the class supper with a howling white cat in his arms. But above all, Genie believes in the Conservation of Energy, and, outside of a little Sunday baseball on the old Fourth Company team, has seldom violated this precept. Genie, we want to be among your messmates, for having you as a friend means having one who is a friend in more than name. " Who goes down in the bunkers to-night " 147 Cijarle Jf rancitf ( gborrt St. Joseph, Missouri " Carlos " " Charlie " " Ozzy " " Gloom " ' 0! never say that I was false of heart. Soccer Numerals; Mutineer (3). I HEM! " No, this is not a public speaker preparing to take the floor, but only our Carlos be- ginning a recitation. This preliminary remark is a source of everlasting joy to his section, who greet him as soon as he gets on his feet with a perfect volley of coughs. Although such a reception does not tend to put a man at his ease, Carlos always manages to pull down a good mark, for he is conscientious in everything he does, be it soccer practice or only boning. His never-failing good-humor and jolly laugh make him a companion that is hard to beat. To look at Charlie you would never suspect him of doing anything undignified, but his friends know better. Back in Youngster Year he was one of the Sixth Company Convicts who for a while thought they were going to be strung up at the yard-arm for " mutiny, " but luckily the authorities saw the humorous side of the affair and got even by perpetrating a little joke of their own. The girl does not live who can gaze long into Charlie ' s blue eyes and resist their charms. And oh! those square shoulders! For three years he remained heart- whole (if not fancy-free), but First Class Leave the In- evitable happened. He declares that it is only a platonic friendship, but four pictures of the same girl look mighty serious. Well, Charlie, our cruise on the good ship Bancroft Hall is over. It hasn ' t been all fair winds, but friendships with such men as you have helped us to weather the gales. May you never lose your sunny disposition! " ' S nice life. " 148 barber Cbtoarb 0 }txttitlt Lafayette, Indiana " Swede " " Harve " " well-respected honor bid me on, I hold as little counsel With Weak fear As you, my lord, or any Scot that this day dies. " Shakespeare. Football Team (4); Football N (3); Football N (2, 1); Captain Football (1); Crew N Cross Oar (3); Crew N (2); Crew Numerals; Basketball N (2, 1); Basketball Numerals; Secretary Midshipmen ' s Ath- letic Association; Class Ring Committee. LMOST does it seem superfluous to write up a man who has a record of things accomplished such as has Swede. If a combination of athletic ability of the highest degree, jolly camaraderie and A-l fussing spell any measure of success in our life here, Swede has been distinctly success- ful. His athletic record speaks for itself; a man of powerful physique and inborn control of his strength, he has been a consistent performer as a matter of course. It is worthy of note that he is one of a very small number of Naval Academy graduates holding letters in three major sports. At the hops " that determined-looking Mr. Overesch " never has to go begging for dances. In passing we may note that Swede has the most uncompromising jaw of our acquaintance; it makes an ordinary lower maxillary look like an interesting little toy. A collection of various N ' s and a name for being a soche are fine things in their way, but Swede is a man whose personality places his accomplishments in the background. Strength is the primary trait of his character, softened by a generous heart and a rare discernment such as is seldom found in big men of breezy good-fellowship. Too many hours on gridiron, floor and river have kept Swede some distance from starring, but between seasons he manages to catch up nicely. And you should hear him speak the foreign languages: just like a native! To interpose a little criticism. Swede is as poor a sailor as Vickery or Bascom Smith, he talks too much about Eastport, Maine, and his sense of humor is hopeless. " If somebody hit wise old Solomon in the eye, where would Solomon ' s Island? " 149 Hubert (Esiterlp Pabbock Charlevoix, Michigan " Snookums " " Croupe " Football Numerals; Lacrosse Numerals. O Hubert Esterly Paddock, commonly known as " Snooks, " and hailing from the " Best Little City Anywhere, " in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Greetings. Snooks early gained prominence by his rising sun act, where his beaming countenance made an exact representation of old Sol — the sunny Sol, we mean. As an athlete. Snooks has held down his end on the class football team in fine style for three years, although it did cut in on his Saginaw letter-writing competition considerably. Snooks has one great failing: " he loves them all. " If you don ' t believe it, take a look at his locker door, or, better still, watch the arrival of photomailers, as some might not qualify for the locker door. That ' s it: you watch while we partake of the fudge offerings. Second Class cruise Snookums and Genie used to make great liberties together. The Glorious Fourth at Eastport will long be remembered by them as well as by the rest of the " North D. " complement. How- ever, these were but followers of the great blowout which came off after the Army game, Youngster Year. " Where did you go after the game, Snooks? " " I was mingling with the ' Fireflies ' and— " " You needn ' t go any further; we have you. " First Class cruise this man of the world, in the role of a " croupe, " ran a little Casino in true Monte Carlo style until the party was ragged. Good luck to you, Snooks! and may your beam be as expansive in later years " when all your troubles are little ones. " " Messieurs, faites vos joues. Rien de plus Le zero, toute pour la maison. ' 150 Robert Jiloobp arfetnsion Boise, Idaho ' Parkie " " Park-eye ' ' dare do all thai may become a man; Who dares do more is none. " President Y. M. C. A.; Cheer Leader; Class Ring Committee; Farewell Ball Committee; RNT; Reina (1). UR cheer leader and one of the biggest men in the class! West Point ' s praise of the midship- men ' s cheering at the big game goes more to him than to any ten other men in the Regiment. As the " Swede " led the fight on the gridiron, so did Parkie lead the fight in the stands, and his exhibition of pep and pluck throughout the entire season was the best ever seen down here. There was never a mass-meeting called by Parkie but what the people turned out in full force, and when he got them together in old Smoke Hall they did their night ' s work right or they didn ' t turn in with a clear conscience. He has done earnest service as President of the Y. M. C. A., and is himself a notable example of a good man who at the same time is a good fellow. Into the Sunday night meetings Park injected more spontaneous enthusiasm than we ' ve seen since " Mammy " had charge. He has always been running foul of the various de- partments, and has never had any desire anyway to shine as a savoir, but when it comes to common sense or to the recently introduced " savoir-faire, " Moody is the boy who can give them all pointers. Personally he has not given athletics much thought, centering his interest in rifle, where he annexed his RNT with small difficulty. To sum it up, Parkinson is on the job day and night, with an intense concentration on the work at hand that ignores extraneous affairs. What did a 2.0 in Ordnance and a 2.4 in Turbines signify when he had to whip the Regiment into cheering form? If he decides to make the Navy his life-work, Uncle Sam will gain a mighty good scrapper. 151 jHelbille Cocfjran $artello Plattsburg, New York " Spig " Fencing Team (2); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Glee Club; Masqueraders (4). EL ' S an Army lad — cut his eye-teeth on a bugle and spent his early youth pacifying Filipinos; wherefore he is a man clear through, straightforward, earnest and well balanced. He is a savoir with a practical turn of mind that has often stood him in good stead on shipboard, and a knack of being always on the job. Spig has more than his share of common sense combined with not a little exact information on many subjects. His ideas are rarely at fault and his opinions can be counted as valuable on any subject from music to turbine blading. Spig ' s a mixer, a good guitar-twanger and one of our song-birds, all of which make him welcome on any party. Raven-haired, with soft black eyes — what girl could resist him when he starts making love? About a bale of scented notes came to him during the course, and a thousand and one invitations to punch meal-tickets, for he blarneys the chaperones as well as the girls and is popular with both. Never flustered, always enthusiastic and ready to play the Game. Never downhearted when in difficulties, but smiles just as attractively and is as good a comrade as ever. A man of high ambitions and higher ideals, he dreams dreams and then lives them by hard work and some self-sacrifice. Three years of hard work has developed him into one of the best fencers in the Academy, a Mas- querader of note, and a stand-by in the Choir. And more than that into one of the best-liked fellows in the class. 152 MtWitt $eck Clayton, New York " Pop " " Rat " " Dew " ' As he things in his heart, so is he. " — Proverbs. Log Staff (2, 1); Business Manager (I J. RRR! Here is an Eskimo for sure. He fairly revels in Arctic weather. He insists that it makes one feel good to get up in a room every morning with a temperature of about ( — )460° F. When he took his swimming test, First Class year, he certainly lived up to his name. Took a stroke, cocked his head over his shoulder, puffed, squeaked, and then the same thing over again for seven laps. He devised a new uniform in the Hotel Astor one night after a fencing tournament in New York. He made his Second Class cruise on the U. S. S. Delaware. One day, while prowling around the double bottoms, the Senior engineer officer bumped into him and said " Are you lost, my little man? " He coyly replied, " No, thir; I are not lost. " On this same cruise he won quite an enviable reputation for himself in Brooklyn ' s fair society and was always thereafter referred to as " that polite little midship- man from the Delaware. " He has the happy faculty of furnishing amusement for his section occasionally, when he tries to tell the prof, about vertical iron sticking up in the Northwest Hemis- phere. He has ever shown special fondness for his pipe and a good book. He has his ideas about most things, he lives strictly up to them and in most cases they are mighty good ones. Above all things else, he sticks to whatever he starts to do. It is this trait above all others that will make him a mighty good man in the Navy. " Goodness gracious! another day gone ? 153 Jfrebertcfe ennoper, 3Tr. East Orange, New Jersey " Horse " " Pennooks " " Pennoozer " " A horse! a horse! My kingdom for a horse! " —Shakespeare. Track Team (4); RNT (2); Manager Rifle Team (I); Sharpshooter; Expert Rifleman; Expert Pistol Shot. m OME men are good at theory; others have their brains in their hands. When you find one who is efficient in both practice and theory you have what is known as a practical savoir. Such a man is Pennoyer. You could land the " Horse " as naked as a jay-bird on an un- inhabited volcanic island, and a couple of years later return to find him enjoying all the com- forts of civilization. He would have hitched up the volcano for heat, light and power, begun his own system of scientific farming, built a motor-car for pleasure-spins on the beach, and written in his spare minutes a book or two on higher mathematics. Yes, Horse knows how to apply his brain- power. All that kept him from starring was that he studied to understand rather than for high marks and spent more time helping others than in working for his own advancement. He doesn ' t know what it is to be selfish. Literally everything he has, from his time to his last penny, belongs to his friends first and to himself afterwards. " Pennooks " is one of the crack shots of the Service with either revolver or rifle, but it is not at the range that he has accomplished his greatest triumphs. Give him a pen and a stack of note-paper and he defies all for the long-winded letter championship of the world. From the number of sweetly " fou-foued " notes he receives, his letters must be worth double the energy spent. If you wish a worker to do a job which requires both brains an d horse-sense; if you need an officer who can handle a gun with the best and keep his head when in a tight place; if you want a loyal comrade who has never gone back on a friend, the man for whom you are hunt- ing, gentlemen, is Pennoyer. 154 benjamin Jfranfelin $errp Jefferson, Ohio " Ben " " Joe " " Gump " Football N (3); Football N (2, 1); Track N (3, 2); Track Record, Discus Throw (3, 2). ELLO, Joe! " — " Hi, Nat! " There they are again, that inseparable pair—Perry Pigman Bros., Wholesale Fun Makers. When Ben gives his " morning after " expression supplemented by appropriate remarks from Piggie, it ' s like one of John Bunny ' s smiles — " it jes ' make yuh laugh. " Probably most people know Ben by his athletic record. He ' s been about as consistent a football player as we have. And perhaps the reader has seen in " The Jefferson Daily Quack " such well-deserved lines as these: " Brilliant play characterized Perry, the Navy center. " Youngster year he heard the discus throw was to be introduced at the track meets, so, going out for a little daily exercise, he broke the Academy record. Wrestling and lacrosse also have seen this big, brawny Ohioan. No doubt his greatest achievement has been the maintenance of a grease with the Steam Dept. Sans effort on his part and having had it forced on him, he has been the pride of the Engineers(?), always obtaining High Pressure. For some while he was seriously handicapped by an intense love affair. He would sit and muse and then some. But now it ' s all over, and though unofficially he stated he would jamais recover, he seems to be pretty cheery notwithstanding; so we feel somehow that he ' ll not forsake the Line for the Marine Corps, as some others are doing. Member of the " Jinkins " Salvo Troupe. " Now, memorize this " 155 ftfjomas mn $epton Charlestown, West Virginia " Tom " " Peyt " acrosse Numerals; Soccer Numerals; Mate of the Deck (14 days). ERE we have a clear case of the genus " Red Mike, " far-famed in the class for having dragged but once. His only appearances at hops nowadays are to go with Ike to get something to eat. Tom is one of the bunch that made the navy yard cruise on the " Delaware, " when he slept all day, appearing only at mess gear, then turning in again in the dynamo room. But last cruise he sure made up for that lack of work. When not incapacitated by a tendency to look at the ocean while gripping the lee rail, he did some fine stuff. Ask any of the mokes how hard they had to work during the weeks Mr. Peyton was mate-of-the-deck, including the week the rest of us spent in Paris. " Ya-as, suh, Mr. Peyton, here am dem two extry pieces of pie for de mate-of-de-deck. " If you want a good rough-house, come around to Tom ' s room; if you want to be driven mad by contin- uous argument, bring the Gloom around; but if you want to know a good way to express your opinion of some study, start Tom on the subject of the Dago Department. If Dago were eliminated, he would have a fine, easy existence. However, one recitation a week with frequent duty tours eliminates most of his troubles this year. To get ahead of the Gloom, he has overcome a naturally indolent disposition and secured a name for him- self on some of our class teams. A happy smile, a lazy drawl and a 40 per cent, mind — a most interesting man. " Say, Ginger, do you-all reckon I ' m going to the next hop, hey? " 156 jStatfjantel jftloore tgman Concordia, Kansas " Nat " " Piggy " Choir (4, 3, 2, I); Choir Leader (I); Glee Club; Masqueraders (4, 2). EHOLD! Caruso cometh: our silver-toned tenor out of the West, hailing from Kansas, and in daring a close rival of Jesse James. His sweet voice hath charms to soothe the savage " Dago " prof, and Nat has soothed that department into giving him a very nearly perfect score for the course. Pigman has always stood for everything straightforward and square in every phase of Academic life. He has not particularly craved a high mark and perhaps did not put forth his most ardent effort to get one, but he has proved to be an artist in other lines. As an actor he has few peers and his powers of imitation have amused the old Fifth a thousand times. His work as leader of the Choir and in the Glee Club has been uniformly good. His very few sallies into society have been crowned with glowing success, as his bubbling wit is irrepressible and irresistible. And he has been an especial favorite with the rest of us because he is a man you can call " friend " and have that word signify something. One of the best things that Piggy does is night- firing with a three-inch gun. He had the men who were towing the target scared half to death, and that is what counts in a battle. Night target practice was the only thing that could induce him to leave the downy covers of his. cot on the " Illy, " and this was due in part to the fascinati on of the night-tracers on the projectile. It has been a pleasure to spend four years near Pigman and the pleasure will continue for those who go with him to the Fleet. 157 WLmivtb Jfy enn sa PtfeeJ r. Reno, Nevada " Hungry Horse " " Reno " Log Staff (2, I] HOOPEE! Wow! Bang! Behold the second Reno Twin! When they step off the gang- way of the train on September fifth, the Reno season begins. When they leave it about the twentieth, the city dons sackcloth and ashes and many a dashing divorcee mops her eyes pathetically. From Reno to Crabtown, according to the Twins, the Pike-Lusk train is like a Roosevelt special during a Presidential campaign. Nearly every city has been favored with an adventure by the versatile two, and the reason they joined the Na vy was that they might tour the earth and find new worlds to conquer. Some day we hope that Pike will furnish us with a poem telling of his travels and adventures. Not the least interesting of these would be those in which he has been taken for Lusk; and if some O. C. ' s should read the account of the d ' s that Pike has saved Lusk by reason of the similarity of the Twins, sackcloth and ashes would be worn in other places than Reno. Imagine a man who will take his room-mate ' s paps and spend his Saturdays in our palatial yard because he happens to look like him! That shows what kind of man Hungry Horse is. To hear him talk, you would think him a criminal steeped in all the vices of all the ages of his native city from the time the first immigrant swore at his balky horse till the last divorcee writes her latest acquisition in matrimony to come and take her away; but we who know him are sure that his talk is harmless and that the real Pike is the one who is his room-mate ' s best friend. . : 158 Earner $f)iltp $ort Newcomerstown, Ohio " Dutch " " Friction " " Sol " " Cotton-tail " " Mike " Lacrosse Numerals. HIS smiling sprig of sauerkraut has as many names as Methuselah had years, and his history would make Napoleon himself sit up and take notice. His self-introduction to the first upperclassman he ever encountered as a Plebe is notable for its friendliness: " My name ' s Portz; what ' s yours? " The Navy has never had quite the same glamour and lure for Mike since that little overture. Youngster Year the ever-alert Teuton distinguished himself in seamanship. One day he was cruising placidly around the shores of Eastport in Catboat No. 1 3. After taking a few sextant angles and cross-bearings he decided that the boat had ceased to make way through the water. He also discovered that the centerboard had taken a very unseemly altitude. After due deliberation with his crew, composed of Friction and Cotton-tail, Captain Portz thrust an oar overboard and muttered the startled exclamation, " By the deep, one! " Ah! but the height of his fame was not reached until Second Class year, when we learned through the columns of the " Newcomerstown Bugle " that " Lieutenant W. P. Portz, U. S. N., formerly of this city, is about to be ordered to command, and will soon leave for Mexico. " Friction is a man who knows when he is in the right and is not afraid to say so. He is conscientious in his work and well deserves the high class stand ing he has gained because he has rated every bit of it. He has not the advantage possessed by some like McCormick or Art Davis, that of looking about seven-tenths savvier than a 4.0, he can ' t throw a bluff at all, but he can come across with the dope on the subject. 159 Jfldbtlle William $otoers Rochester, New York Rachel ' looking in ' | HAT ho! Nihil but a friend to a friend and a friend to all — Rachel. A book for the ex- clusive use of explaining this man ' s actions would be ideal, but space requires that but a word or two suffice. For those who do not know our hero let me say that he is a congenial, self-sacrificing, kindhearted and witty soul, with a natural tendency toward the much- beloved vocation called " hard work. " Rachel landed in our midst from the " outside, to the " inside, looking out " in the latter part of the summer season. Whether he grafted out of Plebe summer or not is a question yet to be decided; but, then, one can hardly blame another for evading the consequences of the blistering sun and the toil of our summer initiation. His ability at convincing the Dago profs, that his greatest grandfather was a Spaniard was lacking the first few weeks, but persistency gained the point for him, so that Youngster year he became a recognized member of the Third Company Youngsters, a Chapter of great renown in the " Forty Per Cent. " Rachel became famous in Washington circles by requesting three days less September leave than regularly given prior to his Second Class Cruise, and again in the moving picture world by accepting the part of an Admiral in a reproduction of a naval battle on board the U. S. S. ■ »; Delaware while said ship was recuperating in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. But Rachel ' s ability at memorizing text-books is one not often encountered in academies. Fact is, the reproduction of text-book dope by him is more or less a second nature, and it has been with extreme ease that Rachel has burned chalk for numerous boardsful without straying afar from the exact wording of the pages of the text. Nevertheless he is not below the medium in handing the line so often encountered in the Naval Academy. Ask him the latest, and the latest is rendered. But to end this word or two, let me add that nothing but good can be said of the invulnerable Rach, and to Rach himself, " Let us bid thee Godspeed! " 160 enball $regton Washington, D. C. " Pret " " Squirrel " " All my friends, a head of wine. Pleasure, and the world is mine. Football Numerals; Reina (2). INCE the day he joined us in late plebe summer, Pret has been a regular guy. He is a fusser and a dancer of no mean ability. He knows all the Washington belles, and so fills his card with discriminating taste. Second Class year he became a member of the old First Company " Lodge " and figured prominently in several of their escapades. Pret was one of the members of that organization present when the lodge room was visited by the 0. C. one bright morning after breakfast. Said mem- bers were rudely interrupted while enjoying their morning smoke; hence Reina service. His athletic activities have been directed toward class sports, where he overcame his native indolence long enough to acquire football numerals. He is fortunate in being fairly savvy. His studies have never taken very much of his time, but he has stood disgracefully high for a member of the " Wooden First. " Pret roomed with Berry Dobyns for three years, which may explain why he didn ' t star, because Berry prided himself on his unremitting efforts to do away with useless exertion, beginning with himself and extending his propaganda to such of the First Company as were not already fatally hookwormed. It is a shame that few of us have had an oppor- tunity to see Pret really in his element, which happens but once a year, on September leave. He considers the month a dead loss unless dinner parties and hops fill every minute. When he hits this graveyard, misnamed " city, " of Annap- olis, however, he is always the same old Pret, never rhino and always ready for a lively time. 161 Allien George ©upttn Frederick, Maryland " Allen " " Maryland, my Maryland. " — QUYNN. TlSDALE ET AL. ERE he comes, softly humming a tune about three-quarters of a note out of phase and rubbing his face to find out how long it has been since Christmas by the length of the soft beard to be found there. Allen hails from that state which gets more slams than all the others combined and tries to be loyal to her, as all good sons should be, although he frequently reminds us that he was born in Pittsburgh. His athletic accomplishments have not as yet been noted by Walter Camp, but when he is in form he can show up most of us on the tennis court. A fusser of some note in spite of Math and Steam, and although he doesn ' t get his pink letter each and every day, he does get it often enough to keep a smile on his face. Drags to nearly every hop, but he has had much the same trouble with his queens as with his studies, i. e., to keep his average above 2.5. With reference to queens, however, he claims to have one in reserve who will bring him " sat " no matter how low his mark may be. With his smooth face and slender form, we can ' t help loving Allen, but especially did he fall into the favor of the gang when he declared that he bathed every Saturday night, whether he needed it or not. You can ' t help ad- miring a systematic man. It would be hard to find a more congenial or generous friend in the class he ' ll help you any time and every time, even to catching a smoke with you. and nicotine doesn ' t appeal to him in the least. To get a good idea of Quynn, think of a true-blue gentleman; that describes him exactly. 162 Brooklyn, New York " Chirp " " Stites " " Little Ray " ' Weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. EFORE you is the beaming countenance of " Chiclet Chirp, the Noisy Gum Chewer. who has acquired his title because of the fact that he is never seen without his favorite variety of gum, whether he be using it to sharpen his wits for recitation in the section room or as a social edge while fussing his best beloved. From a look at the weekly trees it would seem that Chirp needed this form of mind stimulant, as his name seldom fails to adorn one or more of the forest giants; but to those who know him it is more than apparent that his seeming " unsavviness " is merely from lack of study. He bones only when he feels like it, which is seldom, and it is only natural that his bluff is called by the instructors at regular intervals. During Youngster year his fussing streaks were few and far between, but after two years rooming with Handsome Harry, the Society Leader, he has left his retirement and may be seen at all the hops, his mastications and feet both keeping perfect time with the music. The pap sheet has been an intimate acquaintance of his ever since his entrance; not that our Chirp is a naughty little man, but because he has had one of the toughest runs of hard luck in the history of the Academy. Like Maggie and The Gnu, he never gets away with anything. If he could have counteracted this ill fortune by making friends with those higher up as easily as he has made lasting friends of his classmates, his record would be a model one for any midshipman. 163 •■► $otoell JttcCiellatt Efjea Fayetteville, Arkansas " P.M. ' ' " A.M. ' ' " Murphy ' ' " Mac " " Pierce " " Mose " " Bird " ' There was an old man from our town and he Was wondrous Wise, He jumped into a bramble bush scratched out both his eyes; And when he saw his eyes Were out, all his might and main He jumped into another bush scratched them in again. " and with and Crew Numerals; Class Ring Committee; Junior Varsity Crew (3, 2); Crew Manager (1); Usher (I); Class German Committee. HEA.- (Bot.) The ramie, or grasshopper cloth plant, n. (L., a proper name.) (Zool.) Any one of three species of large South American ostrich-like birds, " resembling the " Fililulu bird or the " Dodo " bird: — so says the Century. Ask " Hook " or " Billy " for further infor- mation on these rare and curious winged animals. " Rhea. — He who is large in stature, brain and heart. He who holds our respect, love and admiration, and who we are sure will always merit it: " — so says the Class of 1915. P. M. is as steady and as sure-footed as a mule, even though he is frequently troubled with a bad knee. And talking about knees, P. McClellan Rhea would have made a name for himself in several of our small sports, as football, crew or chess, had it not been for that knee. Football or puss-in-the-cor- ner did it while he was still in prep, school. As I was saying. Rhea is steady, which means that he can always be relied upon — his judgment is sound and good. Laying some little stress on his social side, we can say that Murphy is good-looking, — too damn good-looking for peace. And he can talk in a nice, low-pitched voice and say such nice things that he is sure to win. He may have someone at home, but due to his silence on such matters he leaves us in ignorance. Mac can balance a tea-cup with the most remarkable skill and at the same time entertain a roomful of ladies, young and old. Powell can tell a story. He has been around a little and brushed up against life, even though he is still so young. He reads and hence is able to talk sensibly on a variety of subjects usually foreign to the average midshipman. His greatest achievement, of course, has been the " Taming of Jerk. " 164 Jf rebertcfe (Sore Etcljartiis Newcastle, Maine " Freddie me dear " " Annette " Swimming Team (3, 2); SNT (2). SEA-GOING salt from the rockbound coast of Maine is Fred. He can swim the back stroke so fast that the holder of third place in the Ail-American went down to defeat before him. He seems to have a mania for breaking records; three times in one winter did he smash his own, and now he holds two one for the sixty-yard and the other for the forty-yard, back stroke. " Richards is one of the fastest men in the country. " Add to this stiing of aquatic accomplishments first place in the sailing races, which he won for Captain Marron and the glory of the " Fighting Fourth, " and you see that Freddie is thoroughly a man of the sea. Freddie likes to think that he is a Red Mike and that he belongs to the ancient order of mis- ogynists; but we hear a good deal about his going to dansants without any visible signs of martyrdom, and they all say that " Mr. Richards is a dream to dance with. " He keeps well posted on the Service and other kindred, worth-while topics, and can tell you lots of things that you didn ' t know before. He ' s the kind of man you ' d like to have for a shipmate — generous, conscientious and bound to make good. He has a form like Annette Kellerman and walks like an ex-Bishop of Rhode Island. It has taken Freddie five years to navigate these dangerous waters, but we ' ve never heard any wail of complaint over the troubles that have kept him sailing close to the wind to keep in the navigable semicircle !65 Cltfforb tf eer 3 tcf)arbgon Waterbury, Connecticut " Rich " " Dick " Crew Squad (4, 3, 2). HE real fun, though, was to see the wall-flowers. The poor Counts and Princes didn ' t stand a show. They lined the walls and perforce had to stand by and watch young America tripping the light fantastic with their ladies. How they felt about it I don ' t know, but 1 can imagine. " (From interview with Midshipman Richardson, who " was still gamboling in the valleys of sleep and was rather surprised at the enterprise of Waterbury newspapers going after people before they had time to get up. " ) And you can bet that Dick was one of the boys tripping the light fantastic, for our friend is a fusser; good-looking, and with just a touch of New England in his accent, he never fails to impress. He never misses a hop, because hops make life endurable. Dick is inclined to be rather lazy, and while he has been on the crew squad all the time, hop Saturdays have sadly interfered with his training. Rich is never rhino, or at least not outwardly so, but sometimes he lets his studies worry him unnecessarily. He beli eves in the reg book and he seldom decorates the pap sheet. As he is a big man, his walk, which resembles a sewing machine in action, is peculiarly striking. No one in the class awaits leave more anxiously or enjoys it more thoroughly than does Dick. He likes domesticity, and although he admits that the Navy is all right from some points of view, he believes that there are particulars in which it could be vastly improved. Ask him about the hop at Naples if you want to hear real eloquence. aH 166 jHorton Hoomte Etng Quincy, Massachusetts ' Prof " " Blanche " " Morton ' Lacrosse Numerals; Football Numerals; Usher. . fy HE Gentleman from Massachusetts, Prof, is a relic of the old Navy and one of our most valued inheritances from 1914. He joined us very late in Plebe summer and it was well on into the academic year before he became fully acquainted with his new classmates. He very soon proved to the satisfaction of all that he had ceased to be a member of ' 1 4 and was one of us ; heart and soul. Then, after he was ragged on the " Massy " for " No socks at quarters, " the Sixth Company Crums made him a thirty-third degree member, placing him on equal stand- ing with Culbert and Vickery. In that noted organization for the reduction of the high cost of living, Prof was exactly in his element. He was behind all of the uplift work from the mutiny to the two a. m. dinner a la ciudad. In the world of athletics Prof has captured lacrosse numerals and football numerals; probably he would have an LNT had it not been for his ten weeks in the hospital Second Class year, when he and Johnny Vaiden were making bets as to which could stay the longer and not bilge. It rather hit Prof ' s class standing, but with the able coaching of Heinie Grimm he eased through the anns without very close sailing. Prof is non-greasy, a strong man with superabundant enthusiasm, and a rare good man to make a liberty with. Between ports he doesn ' t enjoy cruises — too far from the engine room to the lee rail — but when the mudhook drops, Ring is ready for the first liberty party, nicely togged out in spotless raiment and wearing an ear-to-ear smile. tf 167 0U itv JNnberSon Uttcfjie Salt Lake City, Utah " Chicken " Weak Squad (4, 3, 2, i; ALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Mormons— Absolute Monarchy of the Church Lots of wives. So runs the sequence of thoughts. Well, Chicken hails from Salt Lake City, but the sequence ends right there, because he ' s an Episcopalian, doesn ' t believe in Absolute Monarchy, and couldn ' t be a midshipman if he had one little wife even as far away as Utah. It ' s hard to disappoint you so rudely, but the facts remain and cannot be denied. It ' s difficult to find out much about Chicken because he insists on keeping things to himself. He moves as noiselessly as a chicken going to roost; he studies and recites in the same way. Don ' t get the idea that, because he is quiet, he doesn ' t know anything worth talking about, because you wouldn ' t be any nearer to the truth than was Jew Meyers when he said that the Athletics would win the World ' s Championship with four games straight. If you want an explanation of some obscure point, run around and ask Chicken about it. If you don ' t believe what Chicken says, ask an instructor. If he is savvy he ' ll tell you the same thing, otherwise he ' ll intimate that it is unimportant but he ' ll look it up and tell you next time, hoping that you will forget all about it before the crucial moment arrives. fv A Chicken figures that anything worth doing at all iM} ' — , ought to be done right, so he doesn ' t stop at half-way points. For instance, he thought the last summer cruise a good opportunity to learn about Europe, so he bought a Baedeker, used it, and probably found out more about the other side than any other midshipman. That ' s the reason he stands high in the class now- the reason why he ' s going to do something worth while for the Navy before he leaves it, 168 Jofw ftobart ocfetoell Wellsville, New York " Socrates " " Rock " ' He hath eaten me out of house and home. ' ' —Shakespeare. Lacrosse Numerals; Lacrosse Squad (3, 2); Basketball Numerals. HALTING step, a sea-going roll, and here comes Soc. When he enters you ' d better stand by to repel boarders, for nothing is safe when Socrates starts rough-housing. This elusive specimen of humanity came to us from " near Buffalo " to seek a career in Uncle Sam ' s Navee. He was an unobtrusive plebe, even though he was a frequent visitor in certain youngsters ' rooms. He never impressed us as being a savvy man until he headed the class in Turbines while seventy-five per cent, of us were bilging. We all began saying " sir " to him then and inviting him around to have candy and incidentally to explain the difference between entropy and throttling. We rather suspect, even now, however, that his standing was partly due to his im- personation of a universal joint. Second Class year Soc almost hooked on to an LNT, but with about fourteen letter-men on the squad, the combination was a little too strong to break in. He rates getting a letter, for he has devoted almost all of his efforts to heaving the lacrosse ball around from October to June Week. Rock started out as a 100 per cent, pure Red Mike, but the persistent rumors of someone back in Wellsville were too frequent for us to believe him. Finally, he couldn t resist giving the ladies a treat once in a while, so he often deserts Bud for prey more alluring. Hobart has his peculiarities in the way of personal characteristics, but once you know him you are sure to like him. 169 tepfjen eiger 3 ocfetoell Cleveland, Ohio ' Steve " Football Numerals; Baseball Numerals ERE, ladies and gentlemen, is Stephen Geiger Rockwell. Some claim that he missed his calling when he " joined the Navy; " that he should have been a book agent or a barker for a side-show. Set him behind a brimming bowl and a " Rameses, " and he is started, after a preliminary skinning of his teeth. You ' ll hear his life, past, present, and future; and it ' s great hearing, too — that is, for the first time — especially that about his college days, which he spent at " plucky little Kenyon. " Get him to tell how they won the district championship from the Cincinnati School of Taxidermy by a ninth-inning rally, with S. Geiger doing the pinch hitting. By clever maneuvering he has enjoyed four months in the hospital, two months on leave during academic year, and one practice cruise in Cleveland. With all of these vacations he has managed to keep well off the lee shores. After getting away with it for three years, Steve landed on the " Ship " for being the dummy in a bridge game — but so do the mighty fall. Anyway, no education is complete without a cruise on the Reina. We thought Steve was immune to the love germ, but he came back this October, after four months ' sick leave, with a foolish smile and a peculiar light in his eyes. We did our best to cure him of it, thinking at first it was due to his weakened condition; but he steadily grows worse — letter every day, etc. Here ' s hoping the next time le comes up for physical exam that watch will sound like a " Big Ben, " because we will miss him mightily if it doesn ' t. 170 Jw jforresft Petton iRopal Montclair, New Jersey " Forry " " Fuzzy " " Tubby " Soccer Numerals; Lacrosse Numerals; Lacrosse Squad (3, 2); Choir (2, 1); Glee Club; Farewell Ball Committee; Log Staff; Masqueraders. MONG the many simple and homely souls that abound on the ground deck, one man stands out — Forry the Royal. Fuzzy ' s is a complex nature; he is a fellow of varied talents and diver- sified claims to notice: — an athlete of note on the lacrosse field, one of our stand-bys in soccer, a melodious chorister, a Masquerader, and. above all, a fusser. Fuzzy knows the difference between a brassie and a putter, and can talk entertainingly on any subject. Some day after a chat with him, look up the facts of the matter and you will find that Forry has been passing out straight dope. He is an opinionated young man with a strong will backed up by sound information — he can ' t help succeeding. In his quiet way Forry has done many a good turn for his classmates and tor the Academy. When he has one of his many happy ideas he carries it to the man who can make good use of it and asks no credit for himself. On Second Class cruise he startled the bush-leaguers by appearing on the " Florida " with golf sticks, tennis rackets, and all the assorted para- phernalia of sportdom. Of course they guyed him, but he only smiled a cool, tolerant smile. Later in the summer he received a string of billets-doux asking him to tennis parties, tea-fights, etc., which he could accept with peculiar pleasure after standing all the " running. " On First Class cruise he was happiest when playing his favorite role, that of guide, and displayed a remarkable knowledge of attrac- tive places. Forry has never deviated from his plan of conduct, governed by " Noblesse oblige, " and, all in all, you ' ll find him pretty much of a fine fellow, with real personality. 171 Hteaac cfjlosisbacf) Asbury Park, New Jersey Cocky " " SchIos»y " " Brains ' Football N ( I ) ; Football Numerals ; Crew ; Varsity Four (2); Wrestling Team (3). OCKY " is the name he is known by, and that is the name that fits him to a T; for he can hold his own in any form of athletics one may wish to take up with him. Class athletics became too confined for him, so he, the lightest man in the line, lifted a football N. To see Cocky ' s sea-going roll, o ne would think that he was a real, simon-pure man of the sea; but a sight of him about three days out from the Capes will give one an opinion some- what different, and when Schlossbach knocks off eating you can bet that he is mighty seasick! Ordina- rily, Schlossbach and Harrison can make an Indian famine look like nothing at all when it comes to feeding. They earned their board (although it hardly seems possible), for between them they scrubbed down the decks on the " Maine " every morning, Cocky on the fo ' c ' s ' l and the Horse on the quarterdeck. The fact is, Cocky is the one man in the world who works harder than Harrison, and the only man who can last longer. During Cocky ' s career he has never been known to fuss, drag, or even speak to a girl, and yet he ' s not a woman- hater. You would know that if you heard him sing his one song; that is, if you can stand his warbling long enough to stay and listen. By hard, conscientious labor combined with a certain adeptness in the linguistic art he has succeeded in per- suading the Academic Departments that he is worth a 2.5 plus a margin. But know him as a friend and you will credit him with a 4.0 in jolliness, congeniality, and all- around good-heartedness. " Come on, Harrison! gone about fifteen miles. " Shak e a leg! We ily 172 ILton puforb cott Johnston, South Carolina " Colonel " Soccer Numerals; Football Numerals: Lacrosse Numerals. COTTY is the sort of a man to whom the full meaning of the slang expression " he ' s there " may always be applied. " The Colonel " is one of the few of us who can boast of a previous military training. Coming to the Academy from the Citadel School of South Carolina, he was promptly brevetted " The Colonel. " A conscientious chap, the kind that you can trust with a big re- sponsibility and know that whatever he undertakes will have best efforts. Whether as a defense man on the lacrosse team, a back on the soccer field, on shipboard or in the section room, he is still " there, " the same reliable Scotty. A good companion and a congenial man in a crowd, " The Colonel " will be liked and admired wherever he goes. Reserved, a trifle too much so; a small failing that with many of us would be a great virtue. Peaceful, as a rule; but just mention some of the great Northern generals or criticise a Southerner adversely, and watch his face as it lights up with pride and then stand by for a mildly wrathful declaration. After you have b oned a discouraging steam lesson and feel that things in general are kind of hopeless, to meet Scotty ' s bright smile in the corridor or as you take your place in ranks will completely banish the worries, and you will go off with the thought that maybe a two-five is possible after all. Scott has high ideals. Not only does he base his opinions on what is right and square, but he has the courage to back them up, and at times when there might be a chance of unjust ridicule. As he thinks, he lives, and lives rightly. 173 ullp g f)ellep Arlington, Virginia ' Tully " " Geed " Chairman Class Supper Committee; Lucky Bag Staff; Silver Medal, Canes; Log Staff; Farewell Ball Committee; Mas- queraders; Bugle Corps (2, 1); Leader ( 1 ) ; Soccer Numerals; Choir (2, 1). ERE, gentlemen, you have a man ' s man, the kind that hits straight from the shoulder and never bluffs about the hitting. When Shelley says he is going to do a thing you can be sure he will do it, and do it without any quibbling or unnecessary talk. Youngster year he won the Academy championship with the canes against an older and far more experienced man by never quitting an aggressive attack. Second class cruise he took a hard report with a grin, made a resolve, and still sticks to it. So he has been ever since we have known him, standing to his purpose without regard to fear or favor. Shelley ' s knowledge of men is profound. A gentleman in the gutter or a weakling in the seats of the mighty could not hide his real self from his inspection. Perhaps that accounts for this year ' s good bugle corps. They say he made the candidates stand in a row, puff out their cheeks, and then picked out the good buglers from the crowd. The story may be of the Smoke Hall variety, but a lot of us are inclined to believe it. As one of the beauties of the front row of the choir, Tully s solid pink complexion (no effeminate mixture of pink and white here) and eight-inch peroxide pompadour have charmed the visiting ladies of many hops. There will .9 ' be tears shed when the hop dames see that vacancy next year and know that their charming poet who wrote " Friend of a Friend, " which, of course, referred to none of them, has gone from the lovely Naval Academy. Geed is the kind of a man you like to make a party with, for his good spirits never flag, and if things get rough you can depend on him not to lose his head, but to stand shoulder to shoulder with you, and if you go down, to stick to the game and fight it out over your body. 174 James jUargfjall i£ fjoemafeer Helena, Montana " J. M. " " Shuey " Lacrosse Numerals; Masqueraders (2); Glee Club. BIG, rosy-faced chap from the Rocky Mountain clime, who is long on individuality. He donned his new work suits as a very young, undeveloped sort of a fellow; but the Navy life agreed with him, so he soon became one of the heftiest men in the Class. " Shuey is sweetly indifferent to what other people may think of him, and he doesn ' t hesitate to express his own thoughts even when diplomacy would sometimes forbid. " But, is he good-natured? " some may ask. I am sure the person who asks this question doesn ' t know " Shuey, " for none could once see that radiant smile of his and hold a doubt as to his good- nature. . . As a savoir, Shoemaker is far ahead of most of us. That eight-and-a-half (?) head of his is pretty well filled with good sense. While many of us who are less fortunate play hide-and-seek with a 2.5 and burn the midnight oil, Shoemaker sits down, crosses his legs, and loses himself in a magazine, never having to worry about the consequences. You don ' t have to know " Shuey " long to know that he has a goat (Rocky Mountain variety), and that said goat, being poorly confined, breaks loose now and then when you least expect it. As a rule these momen- tary outbursts leave no hard feeling, and the next thing you know, you see that radiant smile again. Shoemaker is always friendly to everyone who shows a willingness to be friendly to him, but never yet has he become reconc iled to the ways and means of the " Bloods. " Though at present he seems to be enticed by the Elysian Fields of the outside world, we can assure you that life aboard ship would be made much more worth living by his cheerful company. 175 Wtgltp Jackson fjof ner Sonoma, California •Shof " A character is lihe an acrostic or Alex- andrian stanza: read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing. " — Emerson. AKE your bow, Shof! Let the people give you the once-over. This young son of the Golden West is one of the hardest-working, clearest-thinking men in the class. He is most decidedly savvy and is an absolute non-greaser in the recitation room. His studies come easy to him, so he has had time to devote many weary hours to helping wooden fellows over the rough places; and that, by the way, is a heart-breaking job. A charter member of the Radiator Club and one of the best talkers at a " Bull " fest in the Academy. He ' s ready to talk at any time on any subject, and usually leaves you not a little amazed at your own ignorance and at his minute knowledge of things. Smoke Hall is the joy of his life, next to Cruise liberties, and he makes the most of it. He s a husky fellow, deep-chested, broad-shouldered, very calm and collected — an ideal com- panion for a sight-seeing jaunt through rough neighbor- hoods. Always ready for a good time, yet he knows pretty well what he ' s bucking before he starts anything. Could he dance as well as he " scoffs " he ' d be a Vernon Castle. Handball and wrestling are his chosen sports, in both of which he is better than the average. He is fortunate in having many friends among the officers attached to the Academy, whence a succession of meal tickets to be punched. All in all, Shof is a straightforward, practical man with a cold, logical mind. His type makes good in the Navy 176 amuel JXofcert i§ fjumafeer Indiana, Pennsylvania " Sammy " " am thinking of the few, the scattered few amongst us, who have absorbed new and vigorous truths. " —An Enemy of the People. HIS is a catalog, ladies and gentlemen, of all the faults, and a few of the virtues, possessed by one " Handsome Sam, " the jolly Dutchman from Pennsylvania— the pride and despair of all his feminine acquaintances. With the greatest sang froid he leans upon a turbine on the " Florida, " and coyly asks the engineer officer, " Where are the engines on this ship? ' And that wit! It is all his own.— a brand peculiar to a certain section of the " Keystone State. It puts him under the table frequently, but it is liable to get you also if you try to spring something on him. . . , , If Sam ever had any troubles he kept them to himself. He is never worried about to-morrow. However, if you want to see him in action, gaze within the portals of the Radiator Club when there is a big argument on. There is where he truly shines, especially if he has one of those long black Per- fectos ( " Imported them myself " ). He likes to discuss the universe and tell what a power he might have been in the steel business if he had not heard his country ' s call. He is savvy in all branches of his work, and exceptionally well in- formed on outside subjects as well, so that he can display opinions really based on good reasoning and observation. Sam is quite a savoir, in fact, if all of the latest magazines are kept a long way off. Parky helps him in his studies by forcing him to glance at his lesson long enough to explain a few abstruse statements too deep for Park. Girls haven ' t bothered Sam at all. He sometimes condescends to amuse and entertain them at the hops, but apparently it is immaterial to him whether he drags or misses a hop. " Do you know what the poor mutt of a prof tried to tell me? " 177 3Tofm Bafcri Entail Little Rock, Arkansas " Jack " " Johnnie " " Wart " Masqueraders (4, 3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1 ); Gym Team (4, 3, I); Captain Gym Team ( I ) ; Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff ( I ) ; Track Numerals; Glee Club ( I ) ; GNT ( 1 ). F you have ever been mixed up with a 1 10- volt current you may have some idea of what it means to enter into an argument with the Wart. His bean works like lightning and it works accurately; and since his efforts have been by no means confined to Academic work (we should estimate about ten minutes as his average study period), it follows that he has gained renown elsewhere. Look up his record as a Masquerader star; last June Week he made some real dames green with envy. As an inventor — well, wasn ' t he the first guy to fly without a balloon — without an aeroplane — without nothin ' ( ' cept a gym suit)? Sure he was " Small, Navy! " A muchly braced, military figure emerges from bench and marches to bar (we ' re speaking of horizontal bar, savvy?) From gallery: " Oh! Isn ' t he cute! " A catlike spring — a tremendous swing — he shoots through space and — " O-o-oh! I hope he isn ' t hurt! " But we must have a care, for that poor little plebe is now captain of the gym team. Did someone say " fusser " ? Well-er-rather! He falls in love with every pretty girl he meets, but soon forgets them, for he usually has one with whom he thinks he is earnestly in love. His disillusionment is generally caused by the receipt of a bid to her wedding. Jack Small is a man from head to toe: strength of character and straightforwardness radiate from him. Succeed? Why, he can ' t help making good at anything he takes up. 178 9llnn Cbtoaru £ mitt.i Detroit, Michigan " Hoke " " Cupid " " Allan " Basketball N (4, 3, 2, 1 ); Captain Basket- ball (1); Baseball Team (2). OKE came to us from Detroit— the place where all the Fords are made. But that is as far as this similitude extends, for everybody hasn ' t a Hoke Smith. Only we of " 1915 " are so fortunate. The fact that he has been one of the mainstays of the Navy basketball quint for the whole four years indicates that his ability along that line is worthy of note. He has a way of playing all his own, inimitable and clever. The originality and nonchalance which he exhibits in getting off stunts to fool the visiting teams make our basketball games a rival of the circus as an amusement When Hoke, with that never-varying, blank expression, makes a man twice as big look like a joke, the whole house, from Superintendent to " mozos del comedor, " joins in the laugh. Hok a huge Superintendent to " mozos del comedor, " joins in the laugh. Hoke also plays good baseball, and it has appeared to be more a matter of chance than anything else that he has not an N in that sport. The great reason that we are glad to call Hoke classmate and friend is that he is a manly man. He is not " hard, " and, what is more noteworthy, he does not even make that pretense. Unassuming and inclined to keep out of the public eye, but always found solid when the test comes. He is one of the few who did not leave their home training on the outside when they entered the Academy. He has continued to stand by his ideals — a splendid result of the merciless try-out which never fails to reveal character. 179 Jf . $5agcom mttt) Muskogee, Oklahoma " Shotgun " " Bascom " Football N ( 1 ) ; Varsity Baseball (4, 3, 2) ; Masqueraders (4, 3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2. 1); Farewell Ball Committee; Chairman Class German Committee; Glee Club. LD man Smith, of the Navy! One of the biggest men in the class — not so very big physically, but big in more important respects. Take horse-sense (I reckon they call it " broncho-sense " down in Texas) — Bascom has acquired a whole lot of horse-sense, knocking about the world during these past thirty or forty years. Bascom first sighted the Lone Star State, and even change of residence has not weaned him entirely of an abiding interest in Texas. But hist! Is this not the bass leader of the bandit band that we saw in the " Serenade " ? Aye, stranger, and more: his has been the rumbling note, not only in the Masqueraders but also in the choir and in the various semi-civilized harmony quartets which have sprung into baneful existence at certain times. In fact, early Plebe year the Dago Department recognized in him " la verdadera voz castellana. " As adjutant he made the orders audible at the Hospital. Shotgun has been one of the old guard on the base- ball team, and we want to see him annex an N this spring, just as we saw four years of faithful work on the gridiron rewarded by an N won under nerve-trying circumstances. Speaking about baseball, they say Bascom played with the Texas Bushwhackers back in the early " eighties. " How- ever, judging by his demeanor on the " Arkansas " and forgetting that wise old look on his face, we should say that he is at present in his second youth. To lapse into the expressive vernacular, he ' s a hell of a good man. " Oh. it ' s a hard life! " 180 l iUiam Jtlorton knelling Athens, Georgia " Bill " Assistant Cheer Leader ( 1 ) ; Football Numerals; Masqueraders; Choir (4, 3,2, 1 ) ; Class Crest Committee; Chairman Class Pipe Committee; Glee Club. HIS is the famous William Snelling, one of the " rambling wrecks " that didn ' t go to Georgia Tech., but it doesn ' t take much of an expert to tell that he came from somewhere near there, if not from further south; and we almost thought we would lose him Plebe year, when he was much surprised and insulted to find that his old rival, the Academic Board, had stood him 207 when there were only 190 in the class. With this terrible degradation hanging over him, Bill has smilingly sailed along in the middle of the channel ever since, and has remained to become one of our dauntless cheer leaders. There is no use in describing his gyrations in the cheer-leading line, but that good-looking young man out there, in the blue sweater, was Bill Snelling. You noticed him, didn ' t you? His only drawback was that he always started off the songs about six notes too high, due to that high tenor voice of his. Incidentally, he has held up the back row of the Choir for four years and is one of our chief harmonizers. You are likely to see Bill ' s smiling countenance in any bunch, and wherever he is he " belongs. " His ideas are always good, and the only time he approaches being insincere is when he swears off smok- ing. He will probably try to tell you what a Red Mike he is, but just notice what he does a good deal of the time, and draw your own conclusions. Happy-go-lucky, in for anything, albeit sometimes very serious, — that is Bill Snelling. He is a broad-minded, all-around good fellow. " Well, what is the Fossil up to now? " 181 Jlarfe Hcabentoortf) i§ pem $r. Waterbury, Connecticut " Admiral " " Bing ' TNT; Soccer Numerals; Manager Swim- ming Team; Assistant Business Manager Lucky Bag; Star (3, 2); Class German Committee. ING! Zip! Wow! Behold our infant phenomenon, Admiral Sperry! Star on collar and new moon on face, the Admiral steps forward with his never-absent smile twisting his face into unbelievable contortions. It ' s just that little smile, however, that wins him many a friend, because it represents the friendship that is synonymous with the name Sperry. Be he at work, and he works hard, or be he at play — it is difficult to beat him at his chosen sport, tennis — the smile is always there, except when it is his own fault that things go wrong. There was one other time, too, when the Admiral was in a far country. A certain girl from home met him and attempted to engage his attention to the detriment of Bing ' s sight-seeing plans. " Wow! " explained Admiral to a classmate; " that girl has been chasing me for fifteen years. " Now, you wouldn ' t think he was that much of a lady-killer, would you? Indeed, so far as our observation goes, he never has made any serious attempts at dragging. But, you must remember, he is only a kid. He has grown old — four years — since he entered these precincts, and he has developed, but I reiterate he is still only a kid, even though he does wear a star and look down on the rest of us poor mortals ' way down the ladder of class standing. Long and lean he is in appearance. Lean and long he is as to his principal characteristics: lean on making enemies, and long on brains and friends. " Bing! By St. Swithin, I have found it! " 182 3Tonatfjan ftenrp i§ prague Owosso, Michigan Jay " " John Henry " " Sproggleg " ' A blonde youth, so tall, so spare. " MACBETH: ACT II, SPASM I. Choir (4, 3, 2, I); Masqueraders (2, 1); Track Numerals; Track Squad (2); Bugle Corps (I ). AILS from the wilds of Michigan and sleeps more than any other man in the Academy. Is never known to worry, but slams his books down on the deck with various expressions of endear- ment on returning from a recitation where he believes the prof, has " rubed " him. However, John Henry ' s " learned look " generally brings across the necessary two-five. Jay is right there when it comes to the fair sex and is always in great demand by the Six Hundred of Baltimore and the " I-was-here-in- ' 76 " of Crabtown. At pink teas he is in his element and all the chaperones speak of him as " that dear John Henry. " He always goes to the hops and dances with great grace and bleu-ciel. He seldom drags and generally gets bricked when he does. Several times he has nearly become involved in matrimonial troubles. Also showed up to great ad- vantage in Royal Naval society, particularly at the Commodore ' s tea at Chatham, where he represented the " pick " of the American midshipmen. Nearly had a hand taken off in Gravesend while coaling ship (overwork). and so played pitch the rest of the summer. Even more zealous was J. Henry ' s sensational, yet impromptu, mid- night swim in the Hudson on second class cruise. As in the above instance, John generally rises to the occasion and, judging by the world ' s record turret on the Arkansas which he helped train, his future is a surety. " Gee! I didn ' t get a 1.0 in that stuff. " 183 Jflorrt Corner priggg Paulding, Ohio Snookums " Snooks " " Busque " " Busquelo " " Before God, thou get ' st not my sword, but take my pistol, if thou wilt. " —Shakespeare. Reina Mercedes (2). HE sly old fox! The dark-haired, dreamy-eyed, quiet, easy-going youth who, for two and a half long years, fooled the O. C. ' s into thinking that he was the most innocent, peaceably inclined person in the whole Brigade. But during the last half of the third year, how things did drop! Navy about a hundred, Spriggs nothing. One Saturday morning, through the clever work of its sleuths, the Discipline Department discovered that artillery had been smuggled into Bancroft and certain sections heavily fortified. As a result of later investigations the Department became so alarmed that they held a council of war and decided that Snooks must go to sea; that it was not safe with him at large. The Sixth Company cry since that day has been: " Close your windows and bolt your doors — Snooks is loose with his forty-fours. " To know Snooks is to like him, and to know him well one should have lived three years in the old Sixth. He is very quiet and easy-going by nature, with but few, if any, worries. Occasionally he likes a good rough-house, and on all liberties he is out for a good time. One of his great- est pleasures is in fussing Walt ' s queens. You would hardly call Snooks a savoir or a savant, but he stands about the middle of the class without a great deal of effort. He is, above all, a good, practical worker and a great advocate of there being two ways of doing things — the right way and the wrong way. He can naturally show you that his way is the right way. The Navy was made for Snooks and Snooks for the Navy, so there you are. " Sure I ' ll drag for you, Walt. " " Rainbow, why didn ' t you tell me they were inspect- ing beds? " 164 Hetotg Heiper tebman Seattle, Washington " Lew " " Steddie " Radiator Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Cosmo Club; Cross-country Walk Club. NE of the youngsters of the class, although you would never think it! He is easygoing, with a charter membership in both the Cosmo Club and the Cross-Country Squad. Was the official practical joker of the old Fourth, and ' twas said that his wife was the only one in the Academy Lew would not try one on. He tried to be hard for a while but two smoking paps in one day on the " Massy " cruise discouraged him somewhat, and when he returned from second class leave he was completely reformed. Rip tells some awful tales about that Second Class trip East, but Steddie is so quiet that every- body was surprised when Little Fellow found out about that miniature. But the fickleness of the fair sex proved his undoing, and, as a result, he is a free lance once more. Knocked off dragging second class year, but he could always be found " over there " Saturday night with one or two dances on his card. Has a good working knowledge of Annapolis debutantes, so he has never been a Red Mike even when " She " was in Boston. We would not call Lew an intellectual giant, although he has bettered his class standing every year — 176, 175, 1 74. A good part of his high standing — reversed — is due to a tendency to " get a 2.6 and live on it. " Stedman, we may not see much of you while you are out on the West Coast, but remember that when we do see you, we ' ve always got a glad hand ready and waiting. " Hey, Beef! how ' s it to get a couple of stags? " " Aw " 185 ailmt -Ralph trplian «s Washington, D. C. " Otto " " Ralph " Tennis Team (4, 3, 2). IMES will be dull for the Academic Board when Otto gets his sheepskin. In company with Cooper and a few others he has always kept up a running fight with most of the departments. For the last four years he has been a constant source of worry in that respect to everybody but himself. Otto never heard of any such thing as a danger circle. He just sails right through ' em. He never fails to start the term with about a 2.3 in at least two subjects, but after the Christmas Tree or Maypole goes up, he gets his Lyon Hinds or Franklin Esty, or whatever it may be, bones his own brand of dope, and bluffs his way to a 3.2 on the exam. If that is not enough to pull him sat, he has the marks of the two terms averaged to avoid the inconvenience of a re-exam. Don ' t get the idea, however, that Otto ' s only center of interest is the Academic Board. On the contrary, his activities are widely varying. An accomplished fusser, a tennis player of ability, a ready conversationalist, to say nothing of being a hop fiend, he will make an ideal aide some of these days. Otto has a way about him that always lands him on his feet. When he really wants something done, somebody has to step lively. Even the plebes know that, for he has always taken a personal interest in them, and has labored heartily for their uplift. Ergo, underclassmen have a powerful re- spect for Otto. A brief glance over this biography will suffice to convince you that he is not a man to be left at the post. No siree! 186 grtfjur Betoep fetruble Portland, Oregon Ripples " " Smooth " Masqueraders (4, 3); Lacrosse Nume- rals. E have with us to-night " Arthur dear " — the envy of the women, the pride of the Navy and the hope of the American people. Oregon is noted for red-cheeked apples, and she sent us her best when she sent us the " Ripples. " For two years he was regarded merely as a precocious infant, and then the Academy awoke to the fact that he was a savoir of the first magnitude. If he had not spent so much time helping Jon to " take the stranger in, " he would have starred long ago; as it is, he lingers contentedly on the edge of a 3.4. Plebe year he started out to be the bold, bad man of the Third Company — and was ragged the first time he frenched. When he heard the report read out, he laughed — which is a custom of his. But he did not reform; he couldn ' t with Jon for a wife. He made a collection of all the candy tickets on the deck and held receptions in his room while he was under arrest. Ripples is a fusser, not from choice but from neces- sity. You see, all the ladies admire his pink cheeks, and he is too much of a gentleman to deny them the pleasure of seeing him frequently at the hops, where he chooses re- markably pretty partners — which is also a custom of his. Every now and then, however, he sacrifices himself on the altar of friendship, and he has even been deluded into dragging a seminary for Kinne. When Ripples goes aboard ship, he forgets all about girls and frivolities and concentrates on the day ' s work — which is likewise a custom of his. Struble (to Brazilian a la ciudad para manger? ' ilian officer): " Desirez-vous aller 187 rmtt Cfjegter ftfjoma Scranton, Pennsylvania " Red " " Rojo " " Buzzy " Manager Football ( I ) ; Farewell Ball Committee; Class Soccer. EHOLD the funniest man in the Naval Academy — but he ' s no joke! Far from it: just a born comedian. The Rojo was one of the best in 1914s legacy to us, and for four years he has been the same " regular guy. " He seldom rhinos and his level head works the same, whether he be a plebe summer file-closer or manager of the football team. Never was a team given more motherly care and big-brotherly bullying at just the right time and in just the right pro- portions. If he handles a division aboard ship as he handled that team, the American people need not worry about the efficiency of the rising generation. As for studies, while the Red Head has not been a star man, he has kept ahead of the center of gravity of the column, and the fact that he has not been one of the guides has been due more to his steaming at cruising speed rather than to any inability to develop the horsepower. After Pinky Myers was washed overboard by the English Depart- ment, Rojo took upon himself the duty of piloting The Cat safely across the remaining rivers — a task of no small difficulty, because if there is one thing a cat hates, it is water, and this feline is no exception. -41 J j We almost forgot to tell how Red likes swimming. Why, they just can ' t keep him out of the tank. His im- . provement as a member of the swimming squad (special) J f j has been so wonderful that it looks like a case of " till death do us part " between Red and the swimming squad. As we shove off on our big cruise, we are glad that the Rojo is aboard. 188 Nashville, Tennessee " Tommie " " Ephie " " Bill " " Chipmunk " Swimming Squad (4, 3); Usher (I). ilmly REPORTER from the Lucky Bag Staff entered his den. It was a suitable background for him. He sat at the table — a large, green table littered with all manner of hop programmes, red hop cards of admittance, dinner invitations (the vulgar expression " meal ticket " is here pur- posely omitted). What a tremendous amount of brainwork lay before him! What a labyrinth of pink teas to lead him astray! Yet, with that masterful way for which he is noted, he chose — accepted, rejected — dragged, stagged. The reporter could but gape in wonder. Such are the comments from which one His own opinion of them would be nicely ' Mr. Thomas is so cute! " " I think he ' s just killing. " gathers his stand-in with the fair ones, also the brunettes. expressed by the first line of a once popular song, " I love the ladies. " He seldom specializes and always has them waiting in line. When not passing out his line of honey to the " girls " or to the " boys " he is figuring out how to get a fine, high mark without the disagreeable preliminary labor attend- ant thereto or trying to become strong without visiting the " gym " except on hop nights. All in all, " Tommie " is one of the best-natured, kind- hearted men in the class and is liked right straight through. " Oh, dear! I could just hug that Mr. Thomas! " 189 Ml planb Btllarb Ctsbale Annapolis, Maryland " Crab " " Gertrude " " Tizzy ' " Old Crab, " said I, " if you ' ll brush by I ' ll try to bear the loss. " —Johnson. Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; Reina. ILLARD has a queerly shaped skull filled with queerer ideas. He is a Crab and proud of it, though he hastens to inform that he wasn ' t born in Annapolis, you know. He can, and does, talk for hours on the subject of Maryland — or, we may as well add, on any other subject or on nothing at all; for this man makes conversation a vice, but his fluent tongue and amazing vocabulary make it a pleasing vice withal. Nobody has ever seen him rhino and he is the happiest shipmate to be found in the whole Crab Fleet. As soon as he hits the deck he starts a cheery spiel while everyone else is dumb with the blue devils. Underlying this structure of words you will find a wise discernment and an all-embracing tolerance for the foibles of others. He is as much a part of the Navy as though he were a " confidential pamphlet, " he has the dope on every officer since Noah, and yet you never think of him as a Navy Junior because he ' s different. Crab has read widely, and his general knowledge aided by shameless bluffing enables him to stand well with but a wee bit o ' boning. He is indifferent whether or not he makes a liberty — would really prefer to sit around and smoke and read a month-old Evening Capital (it follows him everywhere) — but when he gets ashore he makes it a sterling liberty. It pains him to recall the " Take off your jerseys " episode on the Massy; he would rather tell you how he ran the Fifth Division on the Arkansas. Well, yes, Snookums did help, but not so very much. " Oh, I love that! " 190 I 5 enrj ©liber (Kobcp Watseka, Illinois " Hot " " Savvy " " Ah! what a noble mind is herein owned — The courtier ' s, scholar ' s, gentleman ' s eye, tongue, sword. " —Shakespeare. Star (4,3,2, I). Editor-in-Chief Lucky Bag. MAN small in body, but large in both heart and knowledge. A quiet, conservative, lovable type, who would have been in his prime as a confrere of Addison and Congreve. It has been the fortune and misfortune of Henry to toil through three years of writing, correcting, and generally making this Lucky Bag. Olivay was generally recognized in the beginning of our course here as one of 191 5 ' s savoirs, so that studies have offered him no great amount of worry. His good fortune in this respect likewise proved to be the good fortune of his classmates individually and collectively, for it was this that enabled him to devote his time to helping others and to editing this Bag. Not the least of Hot ' s troubles has been the keeping straight, (to some extent,) of Jack, for four years. Hot was not able to take the one foreign cruise that his classmates made, on account of a serious illness at the end of his second class year, but he took his adversity with a smile, which is generally characteristic of the man. No inducement has been great enough to make him blossom out as a fusser, but on his few sallies into the social whirl he has shown great ability in this line. He is far more at home when discussing something serious like Dante ' s " Inferno " or Dick Merriwell ' s last game at Fardale. If he stays in the naval service, success will inevitably crown his efforts, and those of us who are not so fortunate as to be his shipmates will greatly miss one of our classmates who has proven that he can be a sincere friend. Of all the men in 1915 to take up service in the bigger navy this little man will be one of the first to give a good account of himself. 191 tk £ tott Wlm ttb Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania " Scotty " " Ummy " " The secret of success is constancy to purpose. " —Anon. Rifle Team, RNT(3, 2, I); Captain (I); Sharpshooter; Expert Bar; Small Arms Championship Gold Medal; Soccer Nume- rals. HO is this young neophyte that we have with us, with the determined look on his manly face? Scott Umsted, with a distinct accent on the " Scot. " Short and simple, but expressive of vast potentiality, according to the formula, K. E. — imv " , and it is really by formula that he has determined his past actions. Playing the game and sticking to the spirit of the rules, he has overcome many obstacles that have strewn his pathway here. Badly ha ndicapped in the beginning for any kind of rifle team work, he has worked himself up to the captaincy of that team and has become the crack rifle shot of the Academy. This is not the only thing that Scotty leads in, for last year he led the class for many months in efficiency. There may be some who are inclined to attribute this to his miraculously stowed locker, but the real reason is not hard to guess. From the serious " look " that he usually carries, one would think that he was all gloom and no joy; but hold your horses: you do not know him yet. If you should perchance visit one of the hops, you would most certainly espy him fox-trotting about the floor or over in a secluded corner and wearing a beatific smile. Of late Scott has developed into a regular social bee. Evidently this side of his nature took a running start from that memor- able evening on the Arkansas. A large hop was in pro- gress while at anchor in New York harbor, and it is whis- pered that during the last half of the entertainment he was listening to a heavenly voice on the lofty bridge under the eye of the ever-watchful moon. This is typical of our Scotty, but from all that we can learn he has not as yet heard the final call of this character. We wish him a few years of happy young bachelorhood before he settles down to that happy married state. 192 otoarb Herop dicker? Cleveland, Ohio " Vick " " H. L. " " Lambert " " Leroy " Lacrosse LNT (2); Track Team (4, 3); Football Numerals; Track Numerals. ICK used to be a handsome baby, they tell us; but " times is hard, " and all that is left to us is a smile and one of the best hearts that old Ohio ever produced. Vick has the stuff that counts in the Navy — spirit, fight, just enough obstinacy to give tenacity of purpose, and — more fight. A good distance runner, he lost out on his N only because the mile and half-mile were eliminated plebe year. Although light, his grit kept him on the Hustlers, scrimmaging the varsity in football all his first fall. Youngster year he started out at lacrosse and was playing veteran style when he broke his arm in the Lehigh game. Second class year he played the entire season and his running ability made him a valuable man. Although primarily an athlete, Vickery really lives for other things than a tin medal. When you want a man to do something — anything — for you, or with you, just call Vick. He is essentially a friend, t he kind you can depend on; not the other kind. The little Blue Book holds no terrors for him, he being among those few who believe in the theory that it is only for the guidance of those who get caught. No, he is not a ■■k navigator, schooner-across-the-bar kind, and he doesn ' t . ■ _i. smoke or fuss, but he ' s a sport in the true meaning of the word — the kind that make the traditions of the place. Get him in a good mood some time and then ask him about the time he stole a half-rater for a midnight cruise; or visited a sick chum in the hospital at midnight; or swiped a square meal from a sleeping house-boat — well, it ' s worth while hearing. He has but one fault — a miniature. Information on the subject is scant, however, but it is whispered. Good luck to you, Vick — a good classmate and a true friend, you are bound to make good out in the Service. Your shipmates are lucky, Crum. 193 Claube Claire l tcferep Lawrence, Kansas " CC. " " Vick " " Claude Track N; Gold Medal, General Ex- cellence, Track; Track Numerals; Basket- ball Numerals; Varsity Basketball Squad (3,2, I); Reina(l), 1 5 days. ANDSOME is as handsome does " — this expresses completely Vick ' s career in his sojourn at Bancroft Castle, for Vick is handsome. Ask any girl he has fussed; you will learn that not one was ever disappointed when she met him, " sight unseen, " for he always exceeded her fondest expectations. Not gifted with great strength, weight, or height, he has such a sinewy and graceful build that he has entered into all manner of athletics and made good. He could get on any squad but the weak squad. Vickrey is one of the boys, heart and soul. The famous Fifth was incomplete when- ever he was absent, for he could always be depended on to break up rhino spells with his unfailing stock of good-humor. Without being noisy or obtrusive, he has managed to get acquainted with everyone in the class, and he has no enemies. He never rhinos, even when " bricked, " and is obliging to a fault. Never savvy, by " pluck and luck " he has overcome the many obstacles that strew a midshipman ' s path. The closer he is to a 2.5, the happier, for usually he is on the wrong side. First Class year, a Steve Brodie stunt com- pelled him to perform sea-duty, but even this seemed to exhilarate him, for never was he gayer than during his incarceration on the Reina. He delighted in reminding us of the many exclusive privileges down there. Vick, by your genial personality, your unwavering devotion to your friends, and your " never say die " courage, you have won us all. " This is the adriatic expansion line. " " Yes, I ' ve knocked off rates, but I ' m waiting for my basketball numerals. " 194 Jf rank Bedjant Wagner Pottstown, Pennsylvania " Honus " " Fwankie dear " Baseball Numerals. ifter ID you ever know a Wagner who was not nicknamed " Honus " ? But our Honus is different; care-free and easy-going, with a glad word and smile for everyone, he just breathes optimism and cheerfulness. Scared himself to death by standing 35 1 2 Plebe year, and has never had to " hump himself in pursuit of the elusive 2.5. " As a result, he has tried the other spheres of Academic activity— athletics and femmes. He is a consistent worker who gets what he goes Class football, class baseball, and wrestling have pretty well filled his spare moments. Wears his baseball numerals as a result of Isaacs ' broken hand and Joe ' s best girl. Fusses in spells, but would rather worry over Pottstown and that letter than worry about pink numerals. He has been a steady running mate of Little Fellow ' s for the past three years, but Sock has joined " de bunch. " Honus claims that Leigh taught him all his bad habits, which are as few as his friends are many. He and Sock promoted the night-life-of- Rome episode, but due to Honus ' lack of Italian and " Cochero ' s " lack of French, the result was — seeing the Coliseum by moonlight. Did himself proud at the King ' s Ball in Newport Second Class cruise, and could eat more cake than any two others at the Friday afternoon " at homes " over at the " Supe ' s. " When an irresistible for strik ble es an immovable object, what happens? When it is a question of the aviation corps or the sea of matrimony, what do? We don ' t know. Neither does Fwankie dear. However, we are watching events and are betting on — but that would be telling, wouldn ' t it? " Say, fellows, have you heard this one? " " Aw, shut up 195 Jflprott 3 ogepi) talker Iowa City, Iowa " Jolliper " " Bull ' " Tubby " " Engy " " Let a man, then, know his worth and k_eep things under his feet. " — Emerson. Track N (2); Football Numerals. IS not always the large city that produces the greatest and best of men. Napoleon was born in a small place in Corsica, Edison comes from a country hamlet, Walker from Hill ' s Siding, Iowa. He has already started his accumulation of greatness. Believing in the installment plan, he first acquired great size; secondly, a fluent line and a good bluff; thirdly, a wonderful power as a linguist. Picture him in sunny Rome, with dark glasses, cap on the back of his head, showing a well-shaven forelock, right hand in hip pocket, left thrown out in appealing gesture, while he talks French to an Italian cabby: " Tiene usted go in the city. " " Reste un minute. " On Second Class cruise Engy put the Wyoming in the running for the engineering trophy and gained considerable fame for himself. " Well, sir, these people don ' t understand much about this, but I do. " Walker has given his best to the Navy. He never stands behind her half-heartedly. When there is snow to be cleared off the baseball field you ' ll find Walker there with the first and working to the last. He is, and for four years has been, an example of Academy spirit in backing the Academy, the Navy teams, and his friends. So, as we part and leave but a memory behind to mark our four years of life together, in later years, when we , : j 4r, V- " _ SB? hark down the mellow lanes ol the days of yore, we will jM-- ■ Mfc " " T- remember him as a stanch friend and a true Midshipman of " 9kitot ' w the Brigade. 196 Bee Cfjaptn l atgon Breckenridge, Michigan " Doc " " Rose " " Skinny " " Sol " Football Numerals; Choir (2, I); Mas- queraders (2, 1); Bugle Corps (2, I). ID you ever get up in the morning with one of those blue feelings that were quickly dispelled by the bright sunshine? Well, the appearance of Doc ' s smiling countenance on any of those rhino occasions has the same effect and with such lightning results that it would even put to shame the famous Pe-ru-na. But don ' t think that Doc has acquired that fortunate quality through a life of ease. He ' s had his scrimmages with every Academic Department, and especially Dago; but there ' s where his football knowledge, acquired through four years of class games, came in handy. No matter how many times the Dagos bruised or smeared him, Doc would come out on top with that same smiling visage and fixed determination to get the 2.5 which he was sure to find awaiting him after a term ' s hard work. But he certainly must thank the regulation which allows that " kindly light " to burn over the M. C. ' s desk even past the hour when the wandering 0. C. turns in. Though he has found this a " hard life, " Doc seems always to have been able to find time for those — oh! — irresistible women, and as a fusser there aren ' t many that have anything on him. If hard, conscientious work, a determination to make good, and a kind, easy-going, ready-to-help disposition go toward the making of a man, the success curve of Doc ' s life will extend to infinity. Watson on " Honors and Salutes " : " Sir, what do you do when they play the International Air? " " Here! here! " ' 197 Charles Jf ofiter l ebbertjurn Chevy Chase, Maryland " Hook " " Weiderbaum " OOK " comes from Washington, but, unlike most representatives of the nation ' s capital, he is not a fusser, although with his good looks and his ready " line " of droll wit he might easily be a heart crusher of the first water. Hook started life here in the old " wooden " First and remained one of its most loyal members until first class year, when the " Old Man " got three stripes. As a plebe he was a favorite with the upperclassmen for his ability as an entertainer; and some of his original serial stories about Dr. Push, the Henshaw Boys, and the Kadaberisch family, which he would be called upon to continue at any moment, will be long remembered by those who sat at his table. He knows as much about baseball as " John " Miller, and his arguments with the latter made circuses out of what otherwise would have been dreary evenings in the after starboard hold of the " Massy. " His activities in the field, however, have been limited to coaching " Itchy, " the " Dutchman, " the " Cat, " and the " Old Man " on Sunday afternoons out by the mess- hall. It is needless to say that his efforts have been a total failure. In studies Hook has ever been non-greasy, and, despite the fact that he has never starred, it would be hard to convince anyone who knows him (and particularly any- one who has tried to slip something over him) that he is not as bright as a dollar. He never rhinos. Life is too short, and it can truthfully be said of him that he is always the same, which is quite something to say of a man in this place. We do not know what Foster ' s intentions are about remaining in the service, but it ' s our hope that he does. With no distorted views and no affectation, he is the kind that is always welcome. In short, Hook is a regular man and one that you could ask for his last nickel with the feeling that it was yours for the asking. 4£ 198 Herbert Victor Wilt? Chillicothe, Missouri " Doc " Lacrosse LNT (3, 2) ; Football Numerals. HERE is nothing narrow about Doc. His smile, his shoulders, and his mind are of the broadest. When you see a large and well-cultivated pompadour over a pair of rosy cheeks pushed back by a wide grin, bearing down upon you, sit up and take notice, for it is the " Doctor. " Herb has been known during his four years as a square and reliable man. These qualities together with the fact that he does his best, and a very good best it is, have given him success at whatever he has turned his hand to. On the lacrosse field he has been a consistent, hard-working de- fense man. In the classroom he has been one of those practical fellows whom no prof could bluff. Doc has never been known to worry over missing a hop or a party with the fellows, though he thoroughly enjoys himself at either — perhaps a little more at the latter, for Doc is the kind of a man who likes men and whom men like; but when there is a man ' s work to be done, the call of pleasure does not deter him from doing his full share, and then some. Yet, gentlemen, this easy-going man has a goat. Insult the sacredness of the Missouri mule or depreciate anything from the " Show Me " state and out comes his goat to keep Lein ' s company for a while. Doc prefers actions to words, and as a conse- quence is not as well known as some of the noisier men in the class; but those who have gained his acquaintance will back him against all others as a steadfast, unwavering friend. 199 MtUfcrop tnsloto Saco, Maine " Dutch " " Saco " " Windy " Football Numerals; Track Numerals; Soccer Numerals. EHOLD the Dutchman! Here is a most peculiar combination — a temperamental Dutchman. | | A slamming door or a sudden noise affects him like a mouse affects an elephant. As would SJsl be expected from a perusal of his countenance, he is also extremely sentimental and is never happy without a love affair. It is difficult to keep up with his latest acquisitions and some- times he himself is fooled. If you ever hear him say " perspicacity, " don ' t look worried, for he admits it is the only big word he knows. It is stated from reliable sources that Windy ' s most desperate affair was occasioned by the girl saying she had heard of Saco, Maine, and Colby College. Unusually talkative and full of ideas among classmates, Dutch is as silent as a clam among females. Before he goes calling he makes out a list of things he wants to say, but he never can find it at the right moment. He has a smile, however, which is positively captivating and would be more so if he didn ' t use it so much. His pseudonym Windy is self-explanatory, as also is he himself. No matter what the topic of conversation is, or how much he knows about it, he will manage to get off more words than anyone else in the argument. The Dutchman has all the symptoms of hysteresis of the brain, for the point of a joke must be firmly imbedded in his cranium before he grasps it and then his mirth is never ending. What Windy lacks in agility of brain he more than makes up for in fleetness of foot, for he is one of our most consistent point-winners on the track. Dutch, old boy, we are all proud to call you classmate and friend. 200 Moblt Witfytv Washington, D. C. Charley Noble " " Charley " Baseball Numerals; Basketball Nume- rals; Reina (2). HIS young lad was rechristened " Charley Noble " his first few days of Plebe year, and it ' s stuck by him for four years except that the " Noble " just faded away, and now it ' s plain Charley. He ' s the youngest member of the class and came to us late Plebe summer, but for all a ' that he was soon one of the best known of the crowd. He ' s changed a great deal since then. The four years have done a powerful lot to sober him up (figuratively, of course) and, coming to us a kid, he goes out into the Service up with the next one. He ' s taken a prominent part in nearly all class athletics as well as several of the non-reg clubs. Though obstinate at times, he ' s determined and a good sticker, and success has generally crowned his efforts. Charley is a good man to hit the beach with, for " when he walks, " well- At the Academy his liberty-loving ways have sometimes been seriously hampered by impromptu reconnoiterments of the All-American Teams playing the modern open game. Good luck to you, Charley! and don ' t forget us " antiques " when you are flying your blue flag with two white stars. -well, he gets back, too. 201 £X fffc ( erarb J abben Wooh New York City, New York " Grot " " Jerry ' " Looking for something to put on the ' bum. ' Football Numerals; Baseball Numerals; Wrestling Squad; Class Handball Cham- pion; Varsity Baseball Squad. ind he ANY years ago this old world was turned topsy-turvy by the birth of our hero, Gerard Hadden Wood. No sooner had Grot seen the light of day than he was entered on the waiting list for Groton, and while still within the revered walls of that good old school he began to cast longing glances upon the U. S. N. A., " where the pick of the country ' s youth are trained to serve their native land. " He fluttered down upon Crabtown and became one of the rest of us picked birds. Besides his suit-case and a broad " a, " he brought with him a system of locomotion that gets him over the ground in fine style, but which would hardly pass for a military walk. Grot ' s chief characteristic is his concentration upon the work in hand. He has this power so highly developed that to chance acquaintances he might appear to be absent-minded, but it is this faculty which has landed him high in class standing, has helped him to make good in athletics, enabled him to get to the bottom of things and differentiate between the good and the bad, the right and the wrong. When he begins to concentrate on rough-housing, foot- ball or wrestling he ' s apt to hurt someone ' s feelings before he is finished. Grot fusses very seldom, but when he does he just naturally puts all of us sure-enough ladies ' men in the umbrage, so that you wouldn ' t notice us at all. It ' s funny how girls take to a man who pays no attention to them, but who, who could help taking to our Jerry? — savoir, athlete, gentleman, friend! " Say, you poor ass! " 202 Hetgfjton Waob Birmingham, Alabama " Violet " " Little One " " Shrimp " Lacrosse Numerals; Log Staff. |HY Wood, L., ever left Alabama, even to become a midshipman, is a puzzle. Not but what we are mighty glad to have him with us, — no, — but to hear him and Scotty Minnis rave about Alabama you would think they were both appointed from Paradise. Of course we realize that not everyone can claim Alabama as his own native soil. Leighton has had a busy, lively time of it here, with his nose to the grindstone a good portion of it, too. For a while it appeared as though he and Sweetheart Wright were racing each other to see which could bilge most successfully in Dago, yet at the final show-down each managed to persuade the aliens of his fluent command of modern languages. Now, speaking of English, well, you ' ll have to admit that ' s a different tongue with a different story to tell. In that department Violet has kept up with the best of them — no one can spread Huxley over nice white theme paper with a more pleasing effect or help Cushing escape in a more thrilling manner. Aside from this purely theoretical exhibition of his ability to write English, it has been displayed practically in the Log. From the first he has been boosting our Friday evening antidote to boning with all his might until he has become Art Davis ' right-hand man. The Little One is a cheerful man with a contagious smile and a whimsical attitude toward the trials of this hard life. He is willing to keep you company if you insist on being rhino, and will conjure up a marvelous array of grievances, but on analyzing them you will find that after all his troubles do not worry him; his list of grievances is in reality his friends ' . 203 % iHlexanber omerbtlle otfjergpoon Utica, New York " Skeeter ' ' " Jimmy ' Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, I); Manager Masqueraders (I); Lucky Bag Staff Pho- tographer; Class Supper Committee; Choir (I); Gymnasium Team (3, 2, I); Track Numerals; GNT (I). ISTER, what do the girls call you? " " Skeeter, sir. " And so he was christened. As a Plebe he was a veritable treasure to that old Sixth Company table a quarter of a mile from the 0. C. He has not lost his ability as an entertainer, and there is never a gloom present when Skeeter is around, unless it is while discussing the last exam marks. For three years his room was the hang-out of the Sixth Company Crums and the scene of some of the finest athletics, Mex., ever held in Bancroft Hall. In spite of O ' Driscoll ' s withering sarcasm, Skeeter more than held up his end of the game with his repertoire, enriched by experiences from Manila to Costa Rica. In Skeeter we have a man (yes, though he isn ' t much larger than his namesake) who is absolutely sincere in whatever he undertakes. He has the energy of a dozen ordinary mortals. In spite of some fierce skirmishes with the Math and Ordnance departments, he has found time for gym work, for the Masqueraders, both as actor and as manager, for the arduous position as Lucky Bag Staff Photographer, for a dozen other activities, — and yet says, that if Wotherspoon were savvy, he could do something besides dig for a 2.5! It ' s not all work, though; while not a frenzied society fighter like Harold, Skeeter misses very few hops, and his graceful dancing and ease of conversation mark him as one " who belongs. " The mere recital of his accomplishments cannot show his individuality; you must know him personally before you can appreciate that keen interest in life, in living, and in his friends, which is the most prominent trait of his character. 204 Eapmonb ace Wviq t Fairbury, Nebraska " Race " " Sweetheart " WEETHEART ' S " chief attribute is his bulldog determination. When he decides upon the proper course of action it is going to take something to stop him. Had a pretty hard time Plebe and Youngster years, but everything except Dago has gradually become easy for him. Dago just simply won ' t get any easier. The amount of work Wright puts on that subject would star the average pampered pet, while Wright just gets enough to break even with Tecumseh. But he gets enough. This same bulldog determination marks all of Sweetheart ' s views and opinions also; or, as Beef words it, " he has a bright and sunny disposition, but at times can be pretty stubborn. " He has never asked very much from the class. That may be one reason why he has so many friends here; and if any of his friends need help, the right place is Room 490. At first it was locally supposed that he took no interest in femmes. True enough in the plural, but he looks for that little white envelope every morning ; and if you see his llama running around, calling loudly for help, blame it on the mail. Taking an interest in femmes singular does not imply even an occasional splurge into a pink tea-fight or a hop. When she tells him she is coming down to the hop, Sweet- heart fusses the chaperone, while Ma Honey tantalizes Terpsichore with the " one and only. " His chief delights are huge eats, cigars, and chapel. This last may seem strange, but we have a hunch that he spends the time there in anticipation of a certain rumored event to take place shortly after graduation. 205 Lilian ftamsep l urtele Minneapolis, Minnesota " Gloom " " Allan " Football Numerals; Basketball Nume- rals; Gloom (4, 3, 2, I). LLAN RAMSEY WURTELE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are proud of you! You fill the bill. You don ' t play on the " Varsity, you don ' t stand one in grease, and you are the non- ratey P. O. in the first three battalions, but you are one of those who make Academy life what it is. Whatever you do, you do whole-heartedly, whether it is a Sunday baseball game with the Plebes or knocking a four-point-double-no on an Ordnance exam. Allan has not sought prominence, but we have not a classmate who is better known. Have you ever been rhino? The surest way to get rid of it is to get Allan ' s goat out and listen to him. Any man who can still be rhino after The Gloom begins is hopeless. But when spring arrives The Gloom comes into his own. He lives the week through in anticipation of the Sunday baseball game with the Plebes. All the next week he tries to make us forget his batting average and to convince someone that he caught a runner at second. Allan is many-sided, as described by the paper: " Midshipman Wurtele makes his best marks in mathematics and conduct, and plays football and basketball. " But tWis is inadequate. He is a seaman and keeps the weather side of the bridge in all weathers. He is a practical navigator when it comes to picking up lights. Allan is most fully appreciated by those who have been thrown with him intimately, whether on the " Wyoming, " the " Idaho, " or in the old Fourth. And he has proved to us all that he has the requisite qualities that make a congenial messmate and an efficient officer. " Just think! only twenty-four hours ago! " 206 Salter Jffloakler Wynnt New York City, New York " Hughkus " Masqueraders (4). ILLIAM WALTER MOAKLER; ANTHONY AUGUSTUS WYNNE " — ever since the secretary in the Superintendent ' s office called the roll with a break between Moakler and Anthony, Hughkus has been doing his best to disinherit two or three of his numerous names. Walter Moakler Anthony W. used to be his favorite nomenclature, but there are indications that Moakler Anthony will be placed in reserve while William Augustus will go into ordinary. We have but one thing against this freckle-faced lad from the Big City, and that is his devas- tating appetite. Even that has its advantages, for he usually has generous supplies of pemmican cached in his igloo and is ready to share it with any other fellow-famine victim who may straggle totteringly into his domicile. Second class year Hughkus distanced all competitors in a bean race in a manner which easily rated him Admiral of the Bean Navy. Strange to say, the one thing that interests W. W. M. A. A. W. more than food is music. No one in the class is more at home amid the works of Chopin and the other masters. When press of work interfered with technique, Hughkus got himself a Victrola and proceeded to play Chopin during all study periods except when Kneip was in the majority. Hughkus, in addition to his accomplish- ments above discussed, has a most uncanny grasp of those elusive mathematical jokes found in calculus and analytical geometry, and easily kept near the head of the class in that branch, yet without making life difficult for the wooden members of his section. His studies always have been minor troubles with Hughkus; to tell the truth we don ' t believe that he ever has any troubles at all, for he always presents the same smiling face from reveille to taps. 207 HUgrr-a Being a Chronicle of Ersiwhile Members of (he Class of 1915 DANIEL SIDNEY APPLETON ELIJAH GARRETTE ARNOLD HAROLD DWIGHT BARTON WILLIAM EVANS BLOOD LOUIS MILTON BOURNE, JR. NOAH BURFOOT, JR. SANFORD FORREST CAUDILL EDWIN FRIDLEY COCHRANE JAMES CHRISTOPHER COOK CARLYLE CRAIG ROBERT LEWIS DEAN JOSEPH WILLIAM DeBOER CLARENCE ENGLISH DES CHAMPS GEORGE BERRY DOBYNS WILLIAM ESKRIDGE DUKE JOHN BUNYAN DUNBAR PAUL LILBURN DYER CHAPLIN EPPES EVANS DONALD BRADFORD FITCH EDWARD CARL GAERTNER FARRAGUT FERRY HALL CHARLES GREHAM HALPINE AUSTIN HELTON HAWLEY IRA BENJAMIN HILL HAROLD HENRY HILTON ARNOLD WINDOM JACOBSEN STANTON FREDERICK KALK 208 " App " " E. G. " " Harold Dave ' " Billy " ' Bunny " ' Doc " " Jimmy " ' Ca ' lyle " ' Bosco " " Rabbi ' Snookums " ' Berry " ' Esky " ' John Bunyan " ' Paul " ' Chappie " " Bob ' Madam " ' Ferry " ' Willie " ' Oscar " ' I. B. " ' Swabo " ' Jake " ' Sue " Georgia Tennessee Oliver " Arkansas West Virginia North Carolina North Carolina Kentucky North Dakota Arkansas North Carolina Minnesota Michigan South Carolina Washington, D. C. Virginia Texas Kansas Virginia Louisiana New York Kentucky New York Alabama Wisconsin Oregon Iowa Nebraska = (Mflifl RalpS Akard Preas Simon Joseph Lonersan FRED DURREL KIRTLAND SIDNEY WILLIAMSON KIRTLAND ROBERT SMITH LaMOTTE SIMON JOSEPH LONERGAN BURR FLETCHER LOVELESS THOMAS MILLEN LUBY FLORENCE ALOYSIUS MCCAFFREY WILLIAM JOSEPH A. MACDONALD HARRY REID MEREDITH | WILLIAM YOAKUM MORRIS WILLIAM HUGUS MYERS LAMBERT GILMAN NEFF MARSHALL BROWN NELMS ROBERT CARROLL NEVILLE PHILIP LUMSDEN NORTHERN, JR. GEORGE OULTON RALPH AKARD PREAS WILLIAM RODNEY PRICE HOBART COLE RAMSEY JONATHAN DUFF REED, JR. ARMISTEAD CALHOUN ROGERS JOHN ROUGH, JR. Freddie ' Sidney " Wop- Si " Burr " Tom " Mac " McNoo " Jack " Willie " Pinky " Sneff " Senator ' Bob " Dad " Georgie ' Willie " Rodney ' H. C. " Ducky " Dip " Hap " George Berry Dobyns Kansas Florida Washington Nebraska Indiana New Jersey Indiana Minnesota Texas Texas Pennsylvania New York Georgia Missouri North Carolina California Tennessee Maryland New Jersey Kentucky Tennessee Michigan GEORGE WILBUR SACKET WILLIAM WALTER SCHOTT CHARLES GUST AVE THOMA WEBSTER MADDUX THOMPSON WALTER JOSEPH TIGAN JOHN MARRON TILDSLEY EARL GORDON WAGNER EINAR ARNOLD WAHL KARL NIXON W ATKINS WILLIAM LESLIE WELCH HUGH ELSWORTH WOODWARD Pinky " Billy- Wild Bill " Tige " Tilly " Honus " Einar " Karl " " Watty ' ' Grape Juice " ' Woody " Illinois Kansas Illinois Virginia Illinois Mississippi Pennsylvania Minnesota West Virginia Indiana Arkansas ' Snooliums " " Casualties of the Old Sixth " 210 =£ == J iu (JCIflfiflD Candidates Plebe Year — four years ago. What a year! It is hazy and misty to us now, a dim memory, with all the bitterness faded out. Remember those purple nights Plebe summer? — when white works loomed in every corner of the Yard and skags glowed in the darkness of Worden Field ? We worked pretty hard, through long, hot days, plodding through the ever- lasting infantry drills, dancing with " Spuds " in the Gym. Then the upper classes came back; the grind com- IT is nearly time to cross the last wide river and to venture into the unknown country that lies beyond. Behind us lie other rivers and another country — a great wilder- ness. Four years ago, nearly, we entered that wilderness. Now we are almost out, leaving behind us four long years of work. In a few weeks we will be aboard our ships. But now — it ' s good to pitch that Turbine book into a corner, fill up that battered class pipe and — just remember. menced that has never ceased. We made three trips to Washington that year. It was hot the first time, blazing hot, and cold the next. Arlington Bridge still remains the symbol of absolute zero temperature. But the third time — it rained, it poured. Our raincoats reposed in the State, War and Navy — we, in the rain. That new cap and the new suit of service got very, very wet. The months passed quickly and so did our class pins when they came. And then — and then — GRADUATION— The wild rush for the " Soc " on Leave Lane and the absurdly happy class that twisted and turned in the Snake Dance. We were Youngsters. She was there for that June Ball, a night of pure magic. That was three years ago and you were only a past plebe, but you solved the problem that night — you were in love. Next day the cruise started. The Massachusetts sailed for Hampton Roads. The old ballyhoo Massy! We didn ' t know anything about battleships or how to do or act; but we tried our best, and failed to please. The long three months dragged away — day by day — the longest summer that ever was. Pax vobiscum — Let ' s forget. Leave — Youngster Leave. The crowd rushed for trains, the first ones out, and made the best of their ways HOME. Lord, it was good to get home again! But the days doubled up on us; September flew by so quickly that we were back before we knew it — back to Crabtown, Youngster Year and one stripe. Youngster Year — hops — town liberty. Could one ask more? We did. We wanted hop liberty and didn ' t get it. The hostiles gave us a run the next few months — Skinny, Math and Mech Pro. But we didn ' t mind very much. Thanksgiving was only a few weeks away. Franklin Field — the massed gray-legs opposite — and eleven Navy men -V " i cosTO The Old Fourth Division battling down there in front of us! How we yelled, till we were hoarse, and then some more! Our whole hearts and souls were down there helping to drive the Army back. We licked them, too. Back to work again — the months slipped and another F r . away — another June Week came cruise. A Fleet Cruise this time, where we learned what the Navy is and realized in full how different the Massy Cruise had been. Jamestown and the Casino, Newport and the Hofbrau: between them we were eternally broke. Aboard ship the compartment was always full, with a couple of card games going and a community Bull can open. No one ever thought of moving till the watch came up and gently re- quested us to go below and stand our four hours in the heat and noise of the engine room. Second Class Leave — We knew better how to spend it and how to save the precious minutes, but not how to save the fast diminishing pile of dollars. Again time passed quickly — the Class Supper came. " How did it end? " Don ' t ask me. I was in a Between Halves 213 happier, better land, discussing esthetics with a classmate somewhere. I wonder who that fellow was? With a rattle, bang and roar Second Class Year struck us and we struggled considerably. The B. W. and Johnny Gow had their innings, as did bending moments and ampere-turns. The whole team had to be thrown aside and a new one appointed. They did well. The new Superintendent came and made speeches — always in exam week. In March he surprised us. If surprise could kill we would be dead and buried. The First Class conduct grades were abolished and as far as possible the already lordly First Classmen were given the status of officers. The Second Class gazed, admired, and had hopes. Along about then came the capture of Spriggs ' artillery and the first faint whimpers of our newest-born, the Bugle Corps. Spring passed quickly and we were happy, carrying our left hands hidden in bath-robe pockets. The itinerary of the Crab Fleet Cruise came out — a list of alluring names: Italy, France, Gib, England. We didn ' t have time to read up travel books — there was a big river ahead we had to cross. At last, one day, we ran out of the exam room into a crowd of ruthless Huns and were flung far out into the raging waters, weighted down by that circlet on our left ring-fingers. We rated our rings — and showed them to everyone, over and over again. None of them quite equalled yours — remember? Next — the first Crab Fleet Cruise — the best cruise of all. Hard work, plenty of corking, a happy time abroad — who cared whether or not his " a " came out right? " Let go the starboard anchor. ' ' The Cruise was over and the gingerbread dome of the Chapel shone a welcome back. In the last few hours of wild confusion we managed to gather up our scattered traps, get ashore, make a dash for the basement, a shower and cits. The gang melted away, steering by dead reckoning. What happened during the next thirty days? You remember and you smile when you think of them. But leave ended, as all golden ages must, and you came back to — First Class Year — alphabetical stripes — all the privileges 14 managed to attain — and life wasn ' t half bad. We could now taste to the full the pleasures of Crabtown in the dusk of the evenings. Few of us did, however. The reality was not half as attrac- tive as the anticipation; and, besides, Turbines, Ballistics, and the rest were leading us a merry chase. Ask the Forty- niners. It has been a tumultuous year, not altogether pleasant. But now — " one more river to cross " — we can say that it. has been the best of the four years, the four years that looked like all eternity to the Plebe of 1911. 214 « m - i ®v ty WMkgfow $wls " Backward, roll backward, O Time in thy flight, And make me a child again Just for to-night. " We em- barked on the " Massachu- setts " as un- versed in the ways of the sea as a lover in the ways of women, and we were given no time to acquire our " legs. " Be- fore we ar- rived at Hampton Roads some fifty of us were on the pap for " Art- " Hold ' lour Heads Up! " " 1 J ■£. ,, p lcles adrift in Lucky Bag, when hardly anyone knew that such an institution existed. While in the Roads we coaled ship, and, poor deluded mortals that we were, thought it was hard work, but many times during the next three months we wished we were engaged in such a mild and cleanly occupation. 219 P 7 zm HSK Sfe 1 k " Take Your Little Swim. " Our first port was Provincetown. and by the way we all crowded and fought to be the first ashore, one would have thought it was Paradise, or New York at the very least . But, mind you, this was our first shore liberty and we were still learning. After a two weeks ' sojourn under the shadow of the Pilgrims ' Monu- ment we shifted our anchorage from the per- petual odors of dried fish and some other things, and moved to Gardiner ' s Bay, where we began work in earnest. Enervating swimming drills, tiring boat drills, monotonous gun drills, wearying Swedish movements, irksome clothes scrub- bing, and overloaded pap sheets followed one another in rapid and unending succession. Week-end liberties at New London and Newport were greatly enjoyed, and many good times were spent on the Old Cliff Walk and at the Griswold. Among ' Save the Boat Hook. The End of the Day ' s Work. 220 S 4!l " An Accidental Spare Moment. " Roads, took on the football squad and transported them to Annapolis, after which we repaired to Solomon ' s Island. A crab cruise without a visit to Solomon ' s Island is about as complete as a midshipman ' s sketch of a B. and W. boiler, and we soon discovered why it was so considered. A bird ' s- eye view of the place might be described in the same way as a vacuum — there is noth- ing there — but a closer in- our most vivid remembrances of these places are the dis- covery and subsequent ex- ploration of the Hofbrau at Newport and Mr. Decker ' s inspection for shirts at New London. Our best two lib- erties were in Boston and New York, and while in the latter metropolis everyone who had the price availed himself of the opportunity to see the " Winsome Widow. " Toward the end of August we went to Hampton ' Ten Minutes for Lunch. ' 221 " Waiting for ' Quarters. ' " throwin ' at my boat! " While here we had an abandon ship drill, and accomplished it in the remarkable time of two hours and ten minutes. The probable reason for the slow disembarka- tion was our natural reluctance to leave the old hull which had been such a home to us. At last the time arrived to set sail for Annapolis. In accordance with custom, a block and tackle was rigged up. with the anchor on one end and an exceedingly jubilant line of midshipmen on the other. The old mud-hook was hauled up in record time and we were soon on the last leg of our journey. All was bustle and confusion. Happy smiles broke out on our faces, where for three months previously frowns and perspiration were the best we could raise. We were all on deck. spection reveals a vast and apparently unlimited supply of watermelons. It was not long before the decks of the old " Massy " looked like the morning after a " nigger " festival. The third steamer, secured to the port boom, was made the recipient of a volley of rinds, and well we remember the words of the hombre working in its hold, who said in that " some-boob- has- gummed -the- game " drawl: " Hey ! you ginks quit ' Here ' s lo the Massy? " r £k ilBf " All Hands Up Anchor! " crowded in the eyes of the ship, probably because that part would get in first, and the difference of a minute in our situation was equivalent to an hour elsewhere. Soon the Standish was sighted standing toward us, and we then knew how Columbus must have felt when he first saw the seaweed from the wild shores of America. Never did Chapel dome look so beautiful as when we saw its golden periphery standing out in bold relief against its distant back- ground of mottled green. It was not the beauty of the scene which thrilled us, but the glorious thought that within twenty-four short hours the cruise of the Ballyhoo would be a thing of the past and the first leave as a midshipman a joyous realization. Our cruise was a tough one. The work was hard, but it was not the work which caused our troubles. An intangible, unplaceable something seemed always to rub the wrong way, causing an excess of unnecessary friction, the heat of which scorched many a pap sheet with numerous serious reports. The con- sensus of opinion is that the cruise was the making of our class, but said opinion is somewhat divided as to what it made of us. However, we all feel that the experience was beneficial to us in at least two ways: First, if we ever land in Sing Sing we will never grumble at the food, worry about the dirt nor kick against the inaction of a " striper ' s " life; and second, in years to come, when we are retired from the service of our country, we can place the younger generation on our knee and tell yarns of the old Navy, when midshipmen had to row ashore to make a liberty while the mess attendants were towed in steamers; of drinking water that was hotter than the " black hole; " of a new and effective method of hazing known as " Quarterdeck Movements; " of collision mats for breakfast which defied mutilation; of weather never so fair but that it was liable to shower; and of " ballistic corking, " when to turn over was to kick a neighbor out of his hammock. As in everything, good or bad, we can pick many bright and amusing incidents out of those three memorable months, but thankful are we all that the cruise of the " Massy " is a reminiscence of yesterday and not a reality of to- morrow. 223 1.1 I) THIS whole volume could not do our Second Class Cruise justice. Every ship had a cruise of its own, and every man on each ship a different story to tell; but they all were enthusiastically satisfied. For example, there was the " Wyoming, " whose first port was Newport, whose second port was also Newport; in fact, Newport was their only port. Week out at maneuvers, week in at anchor off the Jamestown landing — doesn ' t sound interesting, does it? Well, there ' s where you fool yourself; Newport had compensations ranging from strolls along Cliff Walk to the " Mother Goose Ball. " Then there was the Mexican Cruise, with three sticky hours of liberty at Vera Cruz, during which time Hoooops almost started a revolution single-handed. As for the " Arkansas: " well, we ' ve stopped trying to believe all those tales of twenty-nine days at New York as escort of the " Minaes Geraes; " of " All Aboard " parties (this was in the Old Navy, before the summer of 1914); of Malcolm ' s and Bill ' s huge liberty; of bliss unalloyed for all midshipmen from the gunman Spriggs to the soche Stephan. The " Kansas " and Bar Harbor; the " North Dakota " and its racy narrative of Fourth of July at East- port, Maine; that all-eclipsing hop on the " Utah " — not a ship without a memorable ex perience. The Hofbrau Emba ' kin « and the Perry House became the clear- ing-houses of some of the wildest yarns spun since Noah put to sea. Did we appreciate it? — after Youngster Cruise? Aye, that we did! — appreciating was the best little thing we did. What if we stayed up all night at maneuvers or if notebook work on the " Kansas " ran up into the dozens of pages? We were in the Fleet, see- ing how things were done in the regular Navy, and incidentally learn- ing a whole lot. Best of all, we were treated most royally by the officers. J f IS ' At ' Slceeler ' - " S- _ -J J nik ■ ' - V m ao@® trtBoaifc AS SEEN BY JOHN DOECILE At Sea. Except for the interesting and instructive drill, the trip across has been uneventful. I suffered slightly from mal-de-mer. G. DOUSEIT Nothing but work all the way over. Sick as a dog the second day out. Couldn ' t even enjoy a smoke. Tangier. This place is far different from any I have ever before visited, with its narrow, dirty streets, tiny shops, and varied odors. The sanitary condi- tions are indescribable because there are none apparent. Gibraltar. We have spent three delightful days here. What I saw of the fortifi- cations impressed me exceedingly. The shops are full of delightful curiosities from all over the world. Was much disgusted by a bull-fight I witnessed at Algeciras. Gee! I ' m glad I live in the U. S. A., where two horses can pass in the streets; where department stores flourish; and, best of all, where you can get a cold glass of beer and a free lunch and don ' t have to cut the atmosphere with a knife to get at it. Have invested most of my sub- stance in tobacco at Saccone and Speed ' s, but I spent some to see a bull- fight. Say ! I don ' t blame the Span- iards for liking them. . . The Dagos in the shops certainly soak us poor, ignorant people. Interesting and Instructive— " Shooting the Sun " 226 The Audience with Pope Pius X Naples. Beautiful Napoli! It has exceeded my highest expectations, with its beautiful Bay, with sombre Vesuvius behind, with peaceful Capri, the Blue Grotto, the wonderful museums and churches, and the melancholy ruins of Pompeii. Rome. Rome! I can scarcely believe that I have actually visited the Eternal City, with its wondrous churches, its beautiful art galleries, its storied ruins. All of these recall pictures of every age from Caesar to the present day; but I have seen so much in my short stay that the pictures insist on getting mixed together. I find Michelangelo painting pictures for Tiberius Caesar, and I know it ' s not right. We were honored by an audience with His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Gibraltar We have waved adieu to those who go to London while we on the " Idaho " proceed to Villefranche. I trust the city will prove interesting. How a modern city like Naples tol- erates heat, flies, fleas and Pompeii is more than I can savvy. The country around hereabouts is certainly pretty, especially the Amain Drive, but I can ' t give the rest of it much. Well, I ' ve been to Rome, but I ' ll be hanged if I ' ll do as the Romans do! No beggar ' s life for mine. Had an interview with the Pope, saw St. Peter ' s and a whole lot of other churches. Went to the Vatican Mu- seum and various ruins. I wonder if our buildings and roads will be in as good condition in the year 3415. The Romans apparently don ' t stay out late. Nothing doing in the restaurants after the theatre. Most exciting thing is to go out and look at the Colosseum by moonlight. Good-bye, Fleet! The rest of the gang have left for London, while we ease up to Villefranche to hand the " Idaho " over to the Greeks. - 1,1 227 Hii Villefranche. Each place I see seems more beauti- ful than the last, but this must be the climax. Everything here is delightful. Many of the fellows have taken trips to Switzerland, Paris, and nearby resorts. The work of transferal from the " Lemnos " to the " Maine " was terribly fatiguing. Gibraltar Again. I trust we are protecting American interests, but I can ' t see many signs of it. St. Michaels, Azores. This is one of the most fertile spots I have ever seen, but there seems to be no life in the place. The climate is undoubtedly enervating. We pur- chased 400 tons of coal at the ex- orbitant price of $12.50 per ton. Off the Delaware Capes. Home! I ' ve raved over Europe ' s beautiful views all through this diary, but the best of the cruise was the good old U. S. A. coming up over the horizon this morning, and a better one will be the U. S. S. " Maine " going out of sight to-morrow morning. Dead broke! What the cafes of Nice missed, Monte Carlo got. I should worry. I had a good time while it lasted. No sight-seeing for mine. Deuce of a job getting changed from the " Idaho. " Broke, tired, and happy — nice combination. Hotter than Tophet! Nothing but drilling and watching leave disappear. I ' ve eaten so many watermelons, canteloupes and pineapples to-day that I ' m sick. But I had to do it to get all the excitement the Azores afford — they ' re deader than Pompeii. More coal — coal — coal ! ! Cape Henry abeam and leave in the offing. I sure am glad the cruise is over, but I had a high time of it, after all. Dear Old Solomon ' s ! 228 5 . TALES OF A LONDON KNOT AL : " Why, hello, Joe! How is the boy? ' Dyer have a good cruise? Gee, it sure must have been great to see all those foreign places! Doggone! it was just my luck to stumble over a brick at the June Ball and break my ankle so I couldn ' t go abroad with you fellows. Say! what did you see in London? I hear the boys had themselves a time there. Yuh! here ' s a " Fat. " Now shoot! " Joe: " Right you are, Roger! old London gets the little red automobile so far as I ' m concerned. Those knuts over there certainly showed us the town — and other things be- sides. Did I see any sights? Whad ' ye mean — sights? Oh! London Tower, Westminster Abbey, and all the other ruins? Sure I saw Westminster Abbey (or was it Buckingham Palace?), one morning about half after — get that half after, Al — five, from a taxi window when I was returning from Murray ' s Club with a party. Who was the party? Now, look here, Al! we won ' t indulge in no personalities. " Man, but those night clubs are a great in- stitution. Wish they ' d start some in Annapolis and let the midshipmen in. Fat chance, though! Why, the first night at the Leicester Club they thought Overesch was Gunboat Smith, and after that ' Swede ' could have had the whole place for tuppence ha penny. Joe Chadwick was chaperoned by a Cardiff millionaire, and, besides fussing the leading lady of the " Cinema Star, " had a limousine (not the Bates kind, either) to ride around in. And Hunter — my word, he felt right at home. He gathered unto himself a large supply of clothes, among which was 229 Dropping the Pilot ■r 4 x i a three-bone suit, and furthermore distinguished him- self Jack Marshall? Oh, yes! he fell for an English femme, as per his usual custom And it isn ' t everybody who can have a Russian princess (shades of Eleanor Glyn!) invite him to spend a week- end at Maidenhead. Why, ' s matter with you, Sammy? " The regular Johnny Bull chappies were a bit slow, doncherknow, old top. Why, one young English damsel said she was out motoring a whole afternoon with one of the blooming boys, and he never even offered to kiss her! How awful! eh, Al? " Did you read that slanderous article in the N. Y. Gazook about what the midshipmen were doing in London? — first question on arrival being, ' What is the way to the telephone booth? ' And all the rest of the jolly rot? Well, all I got to say, old pal, is 1, 2, 3! Don ' t you believe me? " According to Richard Waller-hyphen-Bates, one of the pioneers in the Onward and Upward movement, and others of our upper strata of society, even Paris, that frivolous city of delights, was surpassed by dear old Lunnon You call anyone on the ' phone, and he, she, it, or they would say ' Who are you, anyway? Oh, I say! are you there? are you there? ' We were there like a duck. You know me, Al! " e •Oh-h-h! " ' —the Liberty Party ' ' c CiKinto? " Tangier Rome Villefranche 231 The Gfe vT Goe % Ui INMO CERTS S K . CHARMER ?) r IIIIIQCUItt AMI 9 " ) V A % ' ifiEt ort The FWa- iP. A iin A A A a LOKPOH I AST DMS op I He " idaho " N x , rpj«B A lllWlo ClfrAKr |» G.9f? TM— «R- 2 « + ' wT " £ WMi " ' " " Woio ' s — ONE 1 AY O T v 1 I I I iSSH ii i u Alexander. B. R. Alger, M. M. Awtrey, R. A. Bacon, W. P. Bagby. L. W. Baker. C. A. Bateman, A. H. Baugh, H. V. Beatty. F. E., Jr. Benson, F. W. Berkey. R. S. Berwind, C. G. Betts, J. E. Blackburn. C Bloom. J. M. Bogan. G. F. Borden. W. E Bourne, R. C. Boyer. W. F. Braine, C. E K. J ' Class of 1916 President HENRY BRYAN BROADFOOT Secretary JAMES EMMET BETTS Athletic Representative CHAPLIN EPPES EVANS Hop Committee STUART ADAMS HAMILTON CYRUS HOWARD LYLE CHARLES ADAMS BAKER Lucky Bag GEORGE FREDERICK HUSSEY, Jr.. Editor. RALPH EUGENE DAVISON. Manager. Jr. Jacksonville, Ala. Annapolis, Md. Marietta, Ga. Tiffin, O. New Haven. Mo. Lynchburg, Va. Helena, Mont. Boonville, Ind. Washington, D. C. Philadelphia, Pa. Goshen, Ind. Philadelphia. Pa. Keokuk, la. Omaha, Neb. Detroit, Mich. Chicago, 111. Goldsboro. N. C. Somerville, Mass. Festus. Mo. New York, N. Y. Brewster, G. P., Jr. Broadfoot, H. B. Brown, L. F. Bunnell, G. F. Burhans, A. D. Carlson, M. O. Carney. R. B. Carpenter, D. M. Carr, T. DeW. Carrington. W. S. Carson, J. H. Casey, W. R. Cauldwell. O. R. Cecil, C. P. Chapline. G. F. Claghorn. R. R. Cochrane. E. F. Cole, M. Compton, J. P. Cooper, L. Salida, Colo. Black Mountain, N. C. Danbury. Conn. Brooklyn, N. Y. Owosso, Mich. Marshfield, Ore. Philadelphia, Pa. Scranton. Pa. Huntington. W. Va. Spartanburg. S. C. Spartanburg. S. C. Rouses Point. N. Y. Crawfordsville, Ind. Louisville. Ky. Lincoln. Neb. Tacoma. Wash. Bismarck, N. D. Carmel, N. Y. New Haven, Conn. Washington. D. C. V ' ) 249 f l If Cooper. T. V. Cowles, W. B. Craig, C. Craven. F. B. Dague. B. S. Davidson. G. D. Davis, J. K. Davison. R. E. Dudley. S. E. Durgin, C. T. Earle, N. P. Earnhardt. E. S. Emerson. A. T. Erickson, O. W. Ericsson, E. L. Evans, C. E. Failing. R. V. A. Fallon, H. N. Fechteler. W. M. Feineman, W. W Fiske, L. S. Flood, B. P. Forrestel. W. J. Fraser, A. E. Fuller, E. C. Furey, B. G. Gates, N. N. Geisenhorf, A. C. Gibson. M. E. Gill. C. C. Gilliam. C. T. Ginder, S. P. Glutting, P. R. Goen, P. S. Grassie, H. J. Gregory, J. W. Grosskopf, H. L. Halpine. C. G. Hamill, C. W. Hamilton. S. A. Hardison, O. B. Havill. C. H. Hawthorne. W. G. Heath. W. S. Herndon. L. Hilton. C. H. Hinton, J. Hitchcock, R. S. Holcombe. B. R. Holmes, M. G. Hoover, G. C. Home, H. M. Hussey, G. F., Jr. Jacobsen. A. W. Media. Pa. Honolulu, H. T. Raleigh, N. C. Annapolis, Md. Danville. 111. New Orleans, La. Tronesta, Pa. St. Louis. Mo. Laramie. Wyo. Palmyra, N. J. Des Plaines, 111. Key West, Fla. East Braintree. Mass. Oklahoma City, Okla. Westhampton, N. Y. Alexandria. Va. Detroit, Mich. Wayne, Pa. Washington. D. C. St. Louis, Mo. Whitinsville. Mass. San Rafael, Cal. Buffalo, N. Y. East Orange, N. J. Washington, D. C. Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. Annapolis. Md. Oneida. N. Y. Hudson Falls, N. Y. Bell Buckle, Tenn. Hondo, Tex. Altoona. Pa. Fort Wayne. Ind. Independence, la. Cohasset, Mass. Kingston, N. Y. Minneapolis. Minn. New York, N. Y. Temple. Tex. Bridgeport, Conn. Fayetteville. N. C. Marion. O. Peru. 111. Camden, S. C. Washington. D. C. Socorro. N. M. Columbia, Mo. Springfield. Mass. Staten Island. N. Y. Pontotoc. Miss. Columbus, O. Philadelphia. Pa. Brookline, Mass. Wilton. la. Jefferis, L. V. Jenkins. B. F. Jenkins, E. H. Jones, H. S. Jones, R. H. Jones, R. K. Joy. C. T. Kalk, S. F. Keady. W. L. Keliher. T. J., Jr. Kennedy, R. N. Kenworthy, J. L. Kercher. M. A. Ketcham, T. Kirtland, F. D. Kirtland. S. W. Kitts. W. A., 3d Klein, G. C. Krez, C. A. LaMotte. R. S. Lawrence. N. T., Jr. Lawson, J. H. Loventhal, W. F. Lyle, C. H. Lyle, H. K. McFall, A. C. McGinnis. K. MacKay. W. E. Major, E. M. Marston, F. R. Martin, G. F. Mayer, A. D. Mayfield, S. G., Jr. Meadows, P. L. Merwin, H. C. Miles. A. C. M.ller. W. E. Moon, D. P. Moore. A. J. Morgan, G. Mullinnix, H. M. Northern, P. L., Jr. Pamperin. A. T. Parker. I. Patterson, T. T. Phelps. H. L. Price. G. D. Price. J. D. Price, W. R. Radford. A. W. Ragsdale. V. H. Redfield. H. J. Reed. M. W. Reinburg. J. E. Wilmington. Del. Portsmouth. N. H. Newport News, Va. New York. N. Y. Washington. D. C. Hennessey, Okla. New York. N. Y. Washington. D. C. Rochester. N. Y. Boston, Mass. Concord, N. H. Coatesville, Pa. Goshen, Ind. Englewood, N. J. Salina, Kan. St. Augustine, Fla. Oswego, N. Y. Mt. Orab, O. Sheboygan, Wis. Seattle, Wash. Lawrence. L. I., N. Y. Columbia. Mo. Georgetown, Tex. Johnson City, Tenn. Gloucester. Mass. Ridgeway. S. C. Effingham, 111. Milton. Mass. Binghamton, N. Y. Pensacola. Fla. San Francisco. Cal. Maple Lake. Minn. Denmark, S. C. Ruston, La. Beaver City. Neb. Denver. Colo. North Troy. N. Y. Kokomo. Ind. Larned. Kan. Porters Falls, W. Va. Attica. Ind. Snowden, N. C. Oconto, Wis. Shelbyville. Tenn. Camden. N. J. Malone. N. Y. Charleston, W. Va. Little Rock. Ark. Warwick. Md. Grinnell, la. Toccoa. Ga. Montclair. N. J. Lexington. Mass. Capitan. N. M. 250 -tW- iig ;,?e j Rhudy. A. M. Roberts. J. S.. Jr. Rodgers. B. J. Rogers. A. C. Root, A. B. Roper. C. H. Rutledge. P. W. Ryan. D. L. Ryan. J. B. Safford, L. F. Sauer, E. P. Sawyer, A. L. Schmidt, H. Schott, W. W. Schrader. A. E. Scott, J. A. Selman, A. J. Simms. J. W. Sitz, W. H. Smith, E. M. Solberg, T. A. Steele. J. M. Sternberg, J. A. Stoffel. E. J. Stonestreet. M. B. Sumners, G. W. Carrollton, Ga. Danville. Ky. Pittsburgh, Pa. Norfolk, Va. Providence, R. I. Napa, Cal. Lincoln. 111. Tucson, Ariz. Cambridge, O. Boston, Mass. Council Bluffs, la. Springfield, 111. Pittsburgh, Pa. Leavenworth, Kan. Batesville, Ind. Thansville. Ala. Monroe, La. Laurel, Miss. Davenport. la. Olympia, Wash. Sandpoint. Id. Denver, Colo. Baltimore. Md. Racine. Wis. Nashville, Tenn. Owensville. Ind. M. Sutherland, W Swenson. L. K Swink. R. C. Terhune, J. A. Thompson, W. Tildsley. J. M. Twining. R. B. Vail, L. R. VanBuskirk. R. J Vincent. J. A. Walker. R. J. Warner, T. D. Walters. J. S., Jr. Wead. F. W Webb, A. W. Webb. R. E. Webb. W. W. Wessell. L. P. Wheeler. C. J. White. H. J. Wilkes, J. Williams. J. E. Woodward. D. C. Wynkoop. N. O. Young. C. Ziroli, H. W. Janesville. Wis. Provo. Utah Stroudsburg, Pa. Hackensack, N. J. Marshall, Va. Natchez, Miss. Monroe, Wis. Philadelphia, Pa. Orlando. Fla. Chicago. 111. Washington, D. C. Ashland, Wis. New Orleans, La. Peoria. 111. Washington, D. C. Minden, La. Watertown, Wis. Wilmington, N. C. Mobile, Ala. Baltimore, Md. Charlotte. N. C. Waltham, Mass. College Park, Ga. Philadelphia. Pa. Washington, D. C. Fall River, Mass. t 251 ■ " " n -- fe €lD g econb Clasisi WE embarked for the cruise with the air of old globe- trotters and proceeded to prove the truth of the old proverb that " On a crab cruise it ' s the Second Class that caulks off and makes liberties. " With ill-con- cealed glee we watched the other classes in their efforts to appear happy, but by the time we reached the Straits we had conde- scended to initiate them into the mysteries of buying stuff in Gib after we had held a class reunion in Saccone and Speed ' s sample room. Thanks to Chaplain Brodman, we made a flying trip to Rome, and many of us vowed, then and there, that we would really see the Eternal City some day. In Merrie England we made up for those ages since we had seen a real show by taking in everything from grand opera to the Hippodrome. In our few hours of daylight we saw the Tower, St. Paul ' s, the Abbey, and so on through the list, always finishing with one of those wonderful meals at " Simpson ' s. " We were well cared for on all our liberties, individual chaperones alone being lacking. We passed through Crabtown so fast that we made a blur of new " cits " on the landscape. Then for thirty days we forgot night watches and scrubbing decks, and lived. We really did go on leave last September, although now it is so far away that it seems like a dream. We came back looking for the man who 252 P 3 said that Second Class Leave did not come up to Young- ster Leave. He busted! We broke out our ser- vice, looked at those two stripes, and realized that we were in the places of those demigods whom we had worshipped all Plebe Year. We were somebody now, and we felt that Youngster Year had been but a poor imitation of being upperclassmen. Having been victimized for the usual stack of books " prepared for the use of Midshipmen, etc., " we tackled the much-dreaded studies of Second Class Year. We passed through the first battle with but trifling casualties, but the next left many stretched out on the field. They all came back, however, and we ' ll all " put ' em on " together. There was a goodly number of ' I6 ' s best in that game team that was beaten, but not conquered, on Frank- lin Field. The duty of sink- ing those Graylegs next fall devolves on us, and with every man in the Brigade fighting with the Team, we ' ll do it. June 4th will be a happy day for us, both in what we gain and in what we lose. In these May days we knock off boning, put our feet on the radiator and dream of the days when, listed to port with class rings, ' 16 will be the First Class. Speed on, Happy Day! 253 Class of 1917 President CLARENCE OLIVER WARD Secretary JAMES POTTER CONOVER, Jr. Athletic Representative DANIEL SIDNEY APPLETON Lucky Bag FREDERICK EDWARD HAEBERLE, Editor. RANDAL EUESTA DEES, Manager. Hop Committee THOMAS ROSS COOLEY. Jr. INGOLF NORMAN KILAND Allen, J. K. Anderson, H. W. Appleton, D. S. Austin, L. B. Avery, H. Baker, H. O. Ball, W. H. Bartholdi, J. J. Bartlett. S. J. Beall. R. L. Bigelow, A. A. Blodgett. H. C. Boehme, P. L. Bowman, C. H. Brady, E. E., Jr. Brewer, S. B. Brewington, C. W. Albuquerque, N. M. Missoula, Mont. Washington, D. C. Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Brandon, Vt. Kansas City, Mo. Prescott, Ariz. Mooresville, Ala. Greensboro, N. C. Lake Forest, 111. New York, N. Y. Peoria. 111. Pittston. Pa. Ellsworth, Me. Dadeville, Ala. Stamford, Tex. Brightman, A. B. Browne, D. Browne, W. T. Buchalter, B. Byers, R. R. Bynon, J. F., Jr. Caldwell, E. B. Calhoun. W. C. Campbell, C. Clark, G. W. Clark, H. W. Clark. J. J. Clark. V. O. Clarke. W. P. Claude, W. S. Coe, D. W. Collins, R. F. O. B. St. Paul, Minn. Lancaster, Pa. Columbus, Ohio Terre Haute, Ind. Terre Haute, Ind. Newton, Kan. Tacoma, Wash. Philadelphia, Pa. Pittsburg, Kan. St. Cloud, Minn. Fredonia, Kan. Chelsea, Okla. Wheatland, Wyo. Dunsmuir, Cal. Annapolis, Md. Duluth, Minn. Clinton, Mo. 255 Comstock. M. Connolly, M. J. Conover, J. P., Jr. Conyne, J. H. Cook, S. Cooley, T. R., Jr. Coontz, K. L. Councill, H. F. Courtney, F. J. Craig. A. B. Creesy, A. E. Cronan, J. G. Crosley. F. S. Cruse, J. R. Cummings, G. C. Curr, C. R. Curran. J. A. Daab. P. M. Dashiell, R. B. Davis. W. P. Dean, F. H. Dees. R. E. Denebrink, F. C. DeVeaux, L. C. Dietrich, W. F. Dillon, S. E. Doughty. L., Jr. Douglas. A. D. Downey, K. C. W. Duncan. D. B. Dunwoody, K. Duvall, E. E., Jr. Eaches. R. M. Elmore. W. Ely, H. E„ Jr. Ely. H. F. Evans, D. R. Fahrion, F. G. Fairlamb. G. R., Jr Fisher, T. G. Flagg, A. P. Fleming. R. W. Floyd-Jones, K. Foley, F. C. Forshew. J. H.. Jr. Forster, G. F. Fox. D. C. Fox. H. W. Fullinwider, S. P. Gale. T. B. Click. D. Gover, L. L. Grant. V. F. Gray, J. F. W. Fargo, N. D. Taunton. Mass. Concord, N. H. Montclair, N. J. New Brunswick, N. J. Grass Valley, Cal. Guam Hickory, N. C. Marquette, Mich. Asheville, N. C. Beverly, Mass. San Francisco, Cal. Macon. Ga. Hardin, Mo. West Boylston, Mass. New York, N. Y. Lewiston. Me. Hoboken, N. J. Annapolis, Md. Grangeville. Id. Newark. Del. Crystal Springs, Miss. Sheridan, Wyo. St. Louis, Mo. New York, N. Y. Hot Springs, Ark. Houston. Tex. Oklahoma City. Okla. Milwaukee, Wis. Port Huron, Mich. New York, N. Y. Baltimore, Md. Reading, Pa. Demopolis, Ala. Iowa City. la. Jeannette, Pa. Lewes. Del. Pickens, W. Va. Richmond, Va. Onyx Hill. Md. Pacific Grove, Cal. The Plains. Va. New York, N. Y. Fort Leavenworth, Kan. New York. N. Y. Summit, N. J. Lebanon, Pa. Richmond, Ind. Raton. N. M. Cedar Rapids. la. Pittsburgh. Pa. New Decatur. Ala. Meridian. Miss. Philadelphia. Pa. Grove, C. S., 3d Gruelick, R. W. Haeberle. F. E. Hagen. E. G. Hanafee, F. J. Hansen, C. L. Hanson, E. G. Harper, R. H. Harris. T. F. Harrison. T. W., Jr. Harriss, G. L. Harvey, L. Hayden, C. L. Hayes, H. D. Headlee, C. DeV. Heffernan, J. B. Hendley, T. B. Herndon, C. Hoeffel, K. M. Holden. C. F. Holton, C. McK. Hooks, D. R. Hoover, G. B. Hopkins, W. H.. Jr. Howard. G. T. Hudson. L. J. Hurlbut. E. S. Huschke. P. W. F. Hutson, A. L. Hyde. R. U. Irby. F. S. Jackson. H. W. Jacobsen, C. L. Jenkins. J. H. Johnson, C. W. Jones, C. M. Jones. E. H. Jones, W. D.. Jr. Keating, R. E. Keefe, J. H. Keller. G. M. Keller. K. Kelly, L. E. Kennedy. J. F. Kiland. I. N. Kimball, E. A. King. E. D. Klein. H. S. Knowles. H. B. Lehrfeld, I. Lively. F. W. Lowiy. E. J. Lucado. T. J. Ludlow. W. G.. Jr. Philadelphia. Pa. Lafayette, Ind. Los Angeles. Cal. Cranford, N. J. New Albany. Ind. Bismarck. N. D. Salt Lake City, Utah Houston, Tex. Versailles, Ky. Winchester, Va. Wilmington, N. C. Philadelphia. Pa. Apollonia. Wis. Boston, Mass. Seattle, Wash. Washington. Ind. Columbia. Tenn. Plattsburg. Mo. Green Bay, Wis. Bangor, Me. Portsmouth, O. Pine Prairie, Ark. Condit, O. Cincinnati, O. Augusta. Ga. Pacific Grove, Cal. Oswego, Kan. Portland, Ore. New Orleans. La. New York, N. Y. Washington. D. C. Lincoln Center. Kan. Portland. Ore. Bellingham. Wash. Minneapolis. Minn. Asheville, N. C. Erie, Pa. San Angelo. Tex. Jacksonville. 111. Portland, Me. Hartford. Conn. New Stanton. Pa. Shadwell. Va. Pittsburgh, Pa. Madison, Wis. Albuquerque. N. M. New York. N. Y. Reading, Pa. South Berwick. Me. New York. N. Y. Charleston. W. Va. Providence, R. I. Fairfield, Neb. Worcester. Mass. 256 I) Luth. W. C. McCann, A. R. McCarty, W. L. Mclver. G. W., Jr. McKee. A. I. McReynolds, R. W., Mack, A. R. Manton, J. P. Maples. H. L. Marbourg. E. F. Mason, G. H. Matthews, R. B. Mentz, G. F. Metcalf. J. T. Mitchell. E. A. Moen, A. T. Moore, V. J. Moore. V. R. Moran, E. J. Morcock. W. J. Morris, E. W. Moss, J. E. Murphy, J. V. Muschlitz. E. E. Neilson, F. W. Nichols, H. J. Noble, A. Ogg, R. R. Oster, H. R. Ostrander, J. E., Jr. Park, P. H. Parkhurst, T. R. Perkins, C. N. Phillips, E. R. Phillips, W. K. Poindexter. G. A. Porter. R. L.. Jr. Post, C. K. Presnell. B. K. Price, A. I. Quinby. W. P. Randolph. R. L., Jr. Rawlings. N. L. Reagle, C. M. Reaves, A. G. Reifel, W. McK. Richards, W. P. Richmond, J. O ' D. Rogers, E. B. Rogers, F. O. Ross, T. D. Brooklyn. N. Y. North Adams, Mass. Danville, Ky. San Francisco, Cal. Lawrenceburg, Ky. Jr. Mineola, Tex. Derry, N. H. Toledo, O. Scottsboro. Ala. Colorado Springs, Colo. Washington, D. C. Washington, D. C. New York, N. Y. Wickford, R. I. Washington, D. C. Cresco, la. Minersville, Pa. Hudson, N. Y. Chicago, 111. Washington, D. C. Hamilton, O. Annapolis, Md. Brown wood, Tex. Reading, Pa. New York, N. Y. Pleasant Hill, Mo. Ardmore. Okla. Buffalo. N. Y. Utica. N. Y. Amherst, Mass. Raleigh, N. C. Chicago, 111. Berkeley, Cal. Sioux City, la. Atlanta, Ga. Spokane. Wash. Baltimore. Md. New York, N. Y. Blanchard. Id. Cleveland, O. New York, N. Y. Baltimore, Md. Lawrenceville, Va. Wellesville. O. Orlando, Fla. West Unity, O. Spokane. Wash. Philadelphia, Pa. Herndon, Va. Waco. Tex. Prescott, Ariz. Routier. G. E. Sallada. H. B. Sargeant, L. P. Schneider, A. P. Schofield. A. R. Schumacher. T. L. Sease, H. St. C. Senn. E. M. Shepard. A. G. Shortridge. P. F. Shown, W. V. Sizer, B. L. Skylstead, R. F. Small, L. F. Smith. F. A. Smith, H. W. Sobel, H. R. Sparrow, E. Spellman. F. T. Spencer, D. A. Staples, G. B. Staud. B. F. Steeves, L. S. Stone, J. G. M. Stump, F. B. Tevis. P. U. Thoma. C. G. Tobin. R. G. Toombs. H. J. Topp, E. Twomey, J. J. Tyler, J. C. Vytlacil, N. Waddell, J. E. Wainwright. L. Waldschmidt, T. M. Wall in. H. N. Walton, J. N. Ward. C. O. Warren, P. W. Weber. G. K. Weis, F. L. Weitzel, C. W. Wells. B. O. Woodruff, J. L. Wooster. S. H. Worden. F. L. Wyatt. B. H. Wyman, R. Wynne, S. J. Detroit. Mich. Williamsport, Pa. Hutchinson, Kan. Los Angeles, Cal. Warren. Pa. Heron Lake, Minn. Orangeburg, S. C. Washington. D. C. Syracuse. N. Y. Kansas City. Mo. San Antonio. Tex. Champaign. 111. Havre, Mont. Persia, la. Fairburg, Neb. Corning, N. Y. Cleveland, O. Omaha, Neb. Boston, Mass. Whiteville, N. C. New Orleans, La. Pittsburgh, Pa. Bangor. Mich. Denver, Colo. Parkersburg, W. Va. Newcomerstown, O. Chicago. 111. Danville. Ky. Cuthbert, Ga. Staten Island. N. Y. Lynn, Mass. Louisville, Ky. Chicago, 111. Louisville, Ky. Washington, D. C. Lead, S. D. Washburn. N. D. Lansford. Pa. Ord, Neb. Springfield, 111. Erie, Pa. Providence, R. I . Pueblo, Colo. Portage. Wis. Catskill, N. Y. New Haven, Conn. Missoula, Mont. Williamsburg. Ky. Shell. Wyo. Redlands. Cal. 257 -A ■ z mm " trials of gounggter CUM! " U. S. Naval Academy, Crabtown-on-the-Severn, Maryland. TO: — Hon. Chief Master-at-Arms, 1st Classman in charge of U. S. S. Bancroft Hall " Lucky Bag, " which refleck wild orgie of joy now indulge in by 1st classman who have complete stormy 4 year course, and have slip one over on Academic Department. FROM: — Emo Hogi, Igorote youngster midshipman, who hope to experience same sensation, unless Academic Department get his scalp. SUBJIK: — Trials and privations surfer by youngster class to date. Hon. Sir: 2 yrs. since, when Navy Dept. are rouse from winter hiberna- tion by annual event of more importance to Navy than Dept. are willing to admit, it jump up and give yelp of surprise, which are more than it have done in past 40 yrs. " Holy Smoke! " it proclaim; " look what we got here! Efficient bunch of embryo Plebes like this should be gave more than usual chance for fame. Sound assembly immejut and ship them to U. S. S. Reina Mercedes. Instruck skipper on board U. S. S. Bancroft Hall to make them sea-going as possible while they still think Navy are what it ain ' t. " And then having done its duty, Dept. sink once more to peaceful slumbers of repose. So, Hon. Ed., for 1 month present youngster class enjoy service on board genuine battle-wagon which have seen service, and whose crew of bluejackets talk, chew, and spit in terms of 13 " guns and deck swabs. Principal enjoy- ment of this life consist in novelty of situation, as it take on different aspeck so soon as this novelty are wore off, which take place when reg. book are come and clothes mark with dirty stencil ink, or at most after 1st cross-country walk through 6 inches dust; the less said about it, the less rhino I feel. Then, when June week are come and vanish, and when Brigade at artillery drill have finish bombardment of Reina Mercedes with blank cartridge for benefit of Board of Visitors, and are embark on private yachts furnish by spend- thrift govt., to recover from brain fever of past yr., then, Hon. Ed., we up anchor, overwhelm by fact that at last we are real Plebes, and change station to Bancroft Hall, where we begin to enjoy life for next 4 months. That are t o say, Hon. Sir, we enjoy it, but don ' t know it. We think we are most abuse and browbeat bunch of innocents on earth, and are sure Navy are going to place Gen. Sherman confine war. We see nothing but deliberate torture in Swedish athletics on hot, muggy afternoon, and are positive that gym. Dept. have search out spot in Severn River where jelly fish are most abundant and make us go swimming there. It take us no more than 2 weeks to acquire Oceana Roll in walk and Navy growl in disposition, and we are willing to bet amt. available against mess hall biscuit that we are most sea-going crowd on earth. But Holy Smoke, Hon. Ed., we don ' t know what fruit we have, and before we know it, Wow! Academic Dept. are on us. With wonderful agility, acquire in many yrs. experience, it leap at us, get half-nelson and hammerlock hold before we ca n yelp, and have us down howling for help before 1st monthly exams. Then Hon. Supe mix into game and make Dept. draw off till we get 2nd wind; 258 and that, together with unsat squad form for them who have suffer most mental punishment, help us to hang on till semi-ann storm. In meantime we have become acquaint with imaginary quantity term " rate, " which, like same quantity in Plebe math, are delicious to cogitate but infernal to come in contack with. In opinion of Hon. Congressman from Podunk rate are imaginary substance which exist only in desease past. In opinion of Plebe, who are on spot and so maybe more qualify to judge, rate have most active existence in present, and continue full of health and enjoying life for 8 mos. every year. Everything which in civilize community are consider necessary comfort of life are rate. It are rate to traverse corridor in any degree of nudeness. It are rate to appear in publick without shoulders squeeze back into hidgeous physical contortion, term " brace. " In short, anything natural are rate, from enjoying meal in civilize way to sleeping with mouth open in middle of night. While we are still occupy in wondering what are rate, and what ain t, Academic Dept. sneak up behind, it being open season for Plebes, and slam us on dome with club call " semi-anns. " Scrap which ensue are delicious to watch from cover of 3.0-)-, but it are thunder to be mix up in; and when it are finally done, and all marks are post, many lives are found to have been lost. Except for Merry Xmas A. M., when prune races, battles of Santiago, •no. of days, etc., are again fashion for upper classmen, time have pass like mournful funeral march. But now it prick up and dance by with more life. Before we know it, June Week are dead ahead, and we are engage in 1 more scrap with Academic Dept. When this are done I 5 of class have been wash overboard, and it give me brain fever to puzzle out why us on board want to be where in drink they are, while they in drink want to be on board with us. Then we row, swim, sail, double time and drag artillery pieces through June Week, which are brought to explosive end by " graduation Day. " On that date Hon. Chief Skipper of Republik give out Diplomas to those 1st classmen which have put tough enough scrap against Academic Dept. to get them; while Dept. retire on summer vacation o gnash its teeth over having bilge so few, and make ready for coming fall campaign. When Hon. Chief Skipper have present pass to wooden 1 st classman, we attain asymptote we have been approaching last 13 mos. — Plebe become imaginary quantity and we are YOUNGSTERS. Hoping you are the same, EMO HOG I, Igorote Youngster Mid ' n. 259 .. " J - HE Adams. A. S. Aler, F. V., Jr. Alexander. R. C Alvis. J. D. Anderson. H. H. Anderson, J. P. Apgar, T. B. Armstrong. R. F. Baggett. H. D. Bailey. V. Bailey, W. O Bailliere. T. H. G. Baldwin. W. O. Ballentine. J. J. Bannerman, G. Barlow. F. G. Barnes, L. H. Barringer. V. C, Jr. Bell, E. E. Beltz, F. W. Bennehoff, O. R. Biesemeier. H. Blank, L. H. Bledsoe. A. McQ. Boiling. A. R. Bollman, J. L. Brady. J. H. Breed, G. G. Brown, G. W. Brown, J. W. Browne, E. B. Browning, M. R. Brush, 0. G. Bullene, E. F. Burke, T. G. Busbey. L. W., Jr. Busk. W. Byers, F. M. Byington, M. B.. Jr. Class of 1918 Athletic Representative JOHN CARMICHAEL WILLIAMS Carroll, E. Clifford. L. E. Cobb. S. D. A. Colton. E. B. Connally, J. M. Connell, F. B. Conroy. E. E. Cook, D. C. Co ' bett. H. S. Cotten, J. L. Crane, W. S.. Jr. Crecca, J. D. Crutcher, R. C. Cuddihy, G. T. Cummins, D. E. Curtis, D. Custer, G. D. Davis, T. H. Deans, M. A. Denny, C. E. Denny, T. R. Derx, M. R. Dieckmann. S. E. Dillon, W. M. Dingwell, P. D. Dobyns, T. A., Jr. Dodge. F. R. Domer. W. D. I. Dougherty. S. C. Douthit, F. L. Duncan. J. H. Eberhart, H. G. Eekhout. B. V. Emrich. P. L. Erskine. W. E. G. Etheredge, G. O. Farrell. J. G. Fechteler, F. Ferguson, R. R. Fife, J.. Jr. Fischler. P. K. Fisher, J. L. Fitzpatrick, T. B Flynn, A. I. Foote, E. A. Fowler, J. W. France, A. F., Jr. Frere, B. Gallemore, R. T. Gamble. H. G. Gambrill, S. H. Garrett. W. S. Geiselman, E. H. George. W. P. Gibb, E. D. Gibson, F. S. Green. D. A. Grey, J. E. Grimm, O. E. Haberkorn, J. A., Jr. Habrylewicz, L. L. Haffey. T. J. Haight, S. M. Haines, J. M. Halland, H. E. Halstead, F. D. Harrison, P. Hartt, W. H.. Jr. Hawkins, G. C. Haynes, A. P. Hellmers, W. Henifin, L. Henkle. R. H. Herbst, H. R. Hill. E. H. Hillhouse. F. B. Hoffman. H. D. Holliday, C. C. r= ( ' wn. 9£ Holmes. F. S. Holtmann, O. H. Hoppe, T. A. Hungate. H. H. Huntoon, J. G. Hurt. S. H. Hutchins. H. A., Jr. Inglis. T. B. Iverson. E. V. Ives. J. S. Jacobs, J. D. Jacobs, M. A. Jacobson, J. H. Jayne, J. K. Johnson, E. R. Johnson, G. W. Johnson, R. L. Jupp, S. D. Kalbfus, G. R. Kane. J. D. H. Kelly, F. J., Jr. Kendall. H. S. Kennedy, B. R. Kidd, A. C. Kidder, E. J. Killian. W. M. Kimmell, H. L. Kincaid, E. H. Kirtland. C. W. Kirtland. F. R. Kitchen. W. A. Krueger, E. H. Lamb, C. J. Lanier, B. B. Lawyer, J. V. Lee, A. Leemeyer, H. C., Jr. Leffler, C. D., Jr. Lester. G. W. Leventen, H. K. Lewis. M. L. Lockhart, W. M. Loomis. C. A. Loomis . D. W. Lovette. L. P. Lyttle. H. D. McCartin, E. F. McCown, H. Y. McDonald. J. B., Jr. McDowell. R. S. McReynolds, J. S. Macaulay. W. S. MacDowell. C. J. Macklin. W. A. S. MacLellan, H. E. Malone, W. J. Marley, A. S.. Jr. Marston, O. F. Martin, D. C. Miller. C. C. Mills, E. W. Mills, G. H. Minard. D. P. Mintzer. L. M. Mitten, R. L. Momsen, C. B. Moore. C. G.. Jr. Moran, A. P. Moses, C. A. Murphy. E. J. Murphy. V. R. Murray, J. D., Jr. Need. H. W. Neill, J. B.. Jr. Nichols, W. R. Norton, S. C. Page, A. H., Jr. Paige, J. W. Parker, L. C. Parker, R. B. Percifield, W. M. Perkins, J. L. Peyton, P. B.. Jr. Phillips, J. S. Plonk. J. O. Poole, R. Price. E. H. Pursell, Ion Quackenbush, J. W. Raab. N. C. Ramsey, L. C. Remington, T. F. Richardson, L. B. Riggs. R. S. Robnett. J. D., Jr. Rochester, H. A. Rodgers. H. T. Rogers. E. C. Rogers. J. W. Ross, G. E., Jr. Rowe, G. Rowe, J. W. Scheck, L. G. Scott. J. B. Scull. H. M. Seligman, M. T. Sherman, F. P. Sherwood. G. B. Smith, E. H. Smith. H. H. Spaulding, J. W. Spikes, H. W. Sprague, C. A. F. Sprague. T. L. Stailey. H. D. Stone, E. E. Stone, H. G. Stover. S. B. Strachan. W. J. Styer, C. W. Styles. C. H. Sullivan, J. R. Svec, W. F. Sweet. R. F. Taylor. P. R. Taylor, W. L. Thome, T. S. Thornhill, H. E. Thornton, P. M. Tomlinson, D. W.. 4th Townsend, G. D. Toy. F. Y. Troost, F. L. Tuley, C. B. von Hasseln, H. W. Vosbury. B. P. Wade. M. C. Jr. Wade. W. C. Walbridge, E. D. Walker. T. F. C. Walters, A. A. Warlick. W. W. Westphal, F. A. Wheeler. E. B. Whelan, J. N. White, C. B. White, N. P. Whitemarsh. R. P. Whitfield. J. W. Whitson, J. A. Whittaker. H. R. Whitten, R. T. Wieber. C. W. Wilcock, W. C. Wilkinson. F. L.. Jr. Willenbucher, E. H. Williams, J. C. Williams-Foote, B. E. P. Wilson, J. D. Withers. C. Wood. J. O. Woolley. G. B. Wright. Jerauld Wright. J. T. Wunch. E. W. P 262 $lebe fljtsitorp Dear Tom: Plebe life has so far fully come up to your descriptions. After reading 20 and hearing a watch 40 inches, and learning how to stow a locker and spill stencil ink, we began the ordinary summer drills. Those were great days! We didn ' t appreciate then what it meant to be able to enjoy a water-fight in the corridor or to lean back in a chair at meals. Another favorite pastime on Sunday was tak- ing pictures of one another in stiff white service to send to our friends. We were rudely awakened one morning, however, both literally and figuratively, by the return of the football squad. Things moved rapidly after that, and the upper- classmen had soon passed on to enjoy their leave. No doubt you read of the Centennial at Baltimore. Well, we went there on the three ships of the summer cruise. Those few weeks of life on board gave us something to be proud of, for no other class has been so fortunate. The first thing we did after embarking was to scrub hammocks. This beginning gave us a fine opinion of naval life, you can imagine. Things were better, however, after we got used to sleeping in hammocks, turning out at five in the morning, scrubbing decks, and eating regulation beans and butter. We had to study languages all the time, and recitations were held on the gun deck, while visitors from the city passed back and forth. We were also given instruction on ships in general by the divisional officers, getting an idea of the different parts by trips through the engine rooms, fire rooms, and turrets. Movies every night helped make things interesting and gave us practice in putting up and taking down the screen. We stayed at Baltimore a week and marched in two parades. After an afternoon ' s liberty we came back to Annapolis, and some of us took our first bath in ten days. When we returned, the football squad was already at work, and soon the upper classes descended upon us in full strength. Having survived the first regimental formation and grown accustomed to assuming the strained attitudes the friendly file-closers termed " big braces, " we could devote ourselves to the greatest torture of all, which came at meal-time. I often wondered how anyone could, for a whole year, sit on three inches of chair and imitate a wooden Indian, if ever he wanted to eat anything. The time grows less, though, every time you answer the question, " How many days? " and certain landmarks, such as Thanksgiving and New Year, helped to cheer things up. On such days we " rated youngster " and went to the movies in Annapolis. At those times, too, we didn ' t have to know the dessert before meals, carry hot water up to the fourth deck for our friends, or hunt everywhere on Saturday evening for their laundry. Christmas in particular was our great day. One minute after reveille we had the corridors filled with upperclassmen impersonating singers, dancers, Swed ish gymnasts, and everything else long pent-up imaginations could conceive. Soon, however, the holidays were over and we went back to the old grind of decorating with our presence the extra duty, extra swimming, extra study, and " weak " squads. I don ' t suppose such things could exist if it were not for " plebes. " Speaking of studies, though, our battle with the Academic Depart- ment has been highly successful. They worried us slightly with those eternal Saturday morning P-works, but even then fewer " bilged " from 1918 than from any other class in a number of years. Nor has the social side of our character been neglected. We have become very proficient in the art of " step — open — close, " having thoroughly memorized Professor Bell ' s lesson number four; and have also qualified in " spotting " from the balcony. It won ' t be long What! Two minutes to formation! I guess it won t. Sincerely yours, " Bill. " 263 I d -= OBEHT That WITH 4P0L6 I)!S . I ' , . i? ft " ' no, r ofc . » COPYRIGHT 8Y E. A. WRIGHT 4 CO., PHILADELPHIA CHEER LEADER— Robert Moody Parkinson, Idaho. ASSISTANT CHEER LEADER— William Morton Snelling. Georgia. ASSISTANT CHEER LEADER— James Potter Brown, Illinois. KEEPER OF THE GOAT— H. F. Grimm, Jr., New York. " And the Navy, although losing, roared and cheered the loudest and longest. Even before West Point ' s first torpedo had found its goal, the brilliant crowd of about thirty-three thousand persons freely gave the game to the Navy on noise. Every time a battered warrior was carried from the scene of carnage — and they were being dragged out every few minutes — the Annapolis Regiment of nine hundred Midshipmen sent up an exultant yell that shook the buildings of the University of Pennsylvania and rocked the passing railroad trains. Of course. West Point made a lot of noise, too, but their racket, when compared with that made by the Navy, was like a summer whisper to a tornado. Both sides kept it up continuously for three hours, and the mystery was that they seemed to be just as strong at the end as in the beginning of the fray. " — New York Herald. November 29, 1914. The above praise for the cheering, the spirit, and the unflagging support displayed by the Regiment at the Army game is a direct tribute to the work of Parkinson. Cheering is more than mere organized noise-making: it is the expression by the Regiment of Midshipmen of their appreciation of that Team out there in the field. And when into every yell is put the same snap and volume ; when every smashing attack and grinding defense is greeted with the same deep-throated roar — always aggressive, never perfunctory — then the climax of good cheering is reached, an end to be attained only by a Cheer Leader oblivious of all save one purpose: to put the most intense " fight " into the Regiment. Just such a Cheer Leader was Parkinson. " Now, people, make this the best Four-N yell they ' ve ever heard in old Philly. " 267 ' • k -a 3 ..V Ok ' it V • — I- E THE loss of the Army game alone would for- bid calling a Navy season a success, no matter what happened previous to the Big Game. Yet there are degrees of defeat, and we must thank the Team for their great fight from beginning to end. Consider the situation at the start. In June, two N men, four N men, three N men, and one N man had graduated. To de- velop players to fill their places in the short time of two months was a formid- able task. Army had a veteran team — a team with the wisdom of bitter expe- rience, a team which had won after three successive years of defeat. Was Navy discouraged by the outlook? Not appreciably; we faced the situation squarely and set to work with grim deter- The Coaches mination. Navy, 13 ; Georgetown, 0. — After nine days ' training Navy took a game from Georgetown University, who brought down a team whipped into shape by five weeks ' practice. The game was not spectacular. Georgetown lacked the speed characteristic of their playing when Costello was in their backfield. Both teams played a line-plunging game, where Harrison and Failing were in their element. Navy, 6; Pittsburgh, 13. — Pittsburgh ' s seasoned team came down with a clever interference and a smooth forward pass, a combination which won over Navy. Our teamwork was not fully developed, although two forward passes netted us a total of thirty-five yards. Overesch and Alexander played in best form for Navy. Navy, 6; University of Pennsylvania, 13. — Navy played the Univer- sity of Pennsylvania on Franklin Field, October 23, being the first game, other than with the Army, played away from Annapolis in thirty-nine years. The score, 13-6, in favor of the U. of P., was merely incidental, the game itself being an erratically spectacular one. Navy started the game with these men: Overesch, Kennedy, Jones, R. H., Perry, Hicks, de Roode, Graf, Mitchell, Failing, Blodgett, Harrison. In just seven minutes Navy had a touchdown; three plays and over, 269 =k ft (jii). -E5E iVlanager Thomas a forward pass, Blodgett to Overesch, being a big factor. A few minutes later Penn counted with a field goal by Vreeland; after which Dorizas, vice Norwald, appeared, to be greeted by an ecstasy of cheering from the stands. In the second quarter Matthews replaced Ray; and, after a forward pass and the old criss-cross had brought the ball close to Navy ' s goal, this Matthews added a drop kick from the twenty-yard line. Score tied ; six all. The feature of the remainder of this quarter was de Roode ' s interception of a forward pass. Without losing his stride, " Flat " plowed on toward Penn s goal, only Scotty McMasters to be overhauled and downed with ten yards between him and a touchdown. The next play Navy made a forward pass, which Avery intercepted. Avery made quite a splash in this game. He furnished the sensation of the second half by collaring Vails pass to Overesch and running through for a touchdown. Owing to a freak of the Th; A. and M. Game 271 »Jf feg lfll " Doug " On the Bench game, the Navy men were so disposed that no one had even a chance to spill Avery. Pennsylvania, 13; Navy, 6. Overesch played a wonderful game; de Roode was on the job all the time, and Bascom Smith took Perry ' s place at center with perfect address. Dorizas did not prove to be any world-beater against our line-men. The game was indecisive; highly entertaining though it was, it showed crudeness on both sides. Navy, 48; Western Reserve, 0. — The following Saturday we won easily from Western Reserve. Navy followed the ball all the time, and our game was not marred by careless playing in spite of the overwhelming score run up early. Navy, 16; A. M. of North Carolina, 14. Here was a game worth seeing. The teams were evenly matched and the ball kept well away from the 273 -4Vn- ends of the field. A. M. scored first by a sixty-yard run without interference by Tenny. Steady line-plunging ended in a touchdown by Failing, and Blodgett s goal gave Navy a lead of one. Navy scored again by the same route in the third quarter; while A. M., in the last period, slipped eighty yards down the field to a touchdown by a clever open game. Van Brocklin, the Carolinian s red-headed quarterback, was the star of the game, his example of calmness and finished play keeping his team up to the mark all the time. Navy, 18; Fordham, 0. — Fordham came down to show us the superiority of the Canadian style of open play, but their handling of the ball was too slip- shod to give any adequate idea of the value of that attack. Navy, 31 ; Colby, 21. — This game was an eye-opener: Colby led at the end of the first half, 21-10. Their forward passing was too deep, apparently, for us. But we came back! Eight minutes after the beginning of the second half the score stood: Navy, 24; Colby. 21. Blodgett ' s goal from placement in the first quarter recalled fond memories of " Dolly " Dalton ' s and " Babe " Brown s performances in that branch of kicking and gave rise to a suppressed anticipa- tion of November 28. Navy, 33 ; Ursinus, 2. — Navy showed a perfect defense in spite of that 2 on Ursinus ' side; while there was a sprinkling of forward passes, " straight " football was the uniform of the day. " Jimmy " Hall ' s Team 274 CO o a 3 a 3 O p 3 S -C CO -u V a o THE Army game was not an assured fact until October 16, when weeks of apparently hopeless controversy resulted in the choosing of Philadelphia for the 1914 game. The Regiment marched on Franklin Field first; it was a dry field, the first one in four years. We piled into our seats and stood by to greet the Corps with a rousing " Four N, " followed by a " Four N Yell and three Pennsylvanias. " After which we removed our overcoats — it was an unseasonably warm day — and waited for Our Team. Navy defended the East goal, our old-time lucky goal. Failing received the kick-off at 2. 1 5. After tentative jabs at Army ' s line with small gain, Blodgett winged a 45-yard punt to Prichard, who slipped along until downed by Mitchell. 277 IVv smv -ttU " " - After no gain through the line, the Prichard-Merillat air-line made 20 yards. Army tried a goal from placement, which missed by a hair. The play seesawed up and down the field until an Army punt (according to the officials) touched a Navy man who was running back to form interference, and the best we could do was to fall on the ball on our own 6-yard line. Blodgett kicked, but the punt was blocked, Blodgett falling on the ball back of our goal line, scoring a safety. Army, 2; Navy, 0. On the next kick-off Army fumbled, Navy capturing the leather in mid- field. A forward pass to Failing yielded 20 yards. On the fourth down, Blodgett tried a goal from placement on the 35-yard line. The ball was right on in deflection, but a little short. At the beginning of the second quarter a fumbled punt put Army well in our territory. Prichard and Merillat scored. No goal. Navy kicked off. Army returning the ball ten yards. Army punted at once and another costly fumble put them close to our goal. Prichard to Merillat: Army ' s ball on our 2-yard line. A plunge made the score 14-0. Miles replaced Mitchell, Craig for Failing. Culbert for Blodgett, Smith for Perry. Culbert ' s kicking in this quarter was remarkable, although he had not been used much in practice as a punter. The third quarter was a bitter fight. Navy was playing a losing game; we were not losing gracefully, however, but desperately. The fighting was such as only Navy teams can display, and it even surpassed Navy standards. There was no scoring in this quarter, although Navy, by using Craig and Miles a good deal and by Culbert ' s kicking, had the ball in West Point ' s territory a large part of the time. Early in the fourth quarter, Prichard to Merillat, etc. Army, 20. We will unreservedly pro- claim these two as the best drilled pair of players that ever came down from the shores of the Hudson. According to the score, it was all Army ' s way; but it wasn ' t. Those Navy men were throwing themselves into every play with- out flinching or halting, with every particle of strength that they ,m % 278 : L::r c „ could muster. They were facing a cleverer combination, and they did their best to overcome the handicap by putting up the fiercest struggle we have ever seen. For Navy, Overesch, Craig, Bates, Miles, and Culbert showed up best — Craig with his weasel-like running, Bates by good defensive play in the shoes of the old war-horse Harrison, Culbert by splendid punting, and Miles by his all-around game. But to Captain Overesch must be awarded the highest praise. " Swede " was playing his last game, and he played and fought it in perfect style. His form was flawless and his energy superhuman. Are we weakening in our resolve to beat the Army? Is the Service game becoming a matter of less intense feeling? " Last year we were damn well licked Are we going to stay licked? No!! " - — ' {Encore!! 279 : a£. 3 h aL n BHfll ' Once more you were victors, you Pointers, With a team that was finished and good ; We haven ' t a kick on the finish. We fought you the best that we could. You defeated us fairly, you Pointers, You fought us like soldiers and men; But we ' ll fight you once more to the finish When Navy meets Army again! " — The Log, December 4, 1914. 280 -v qj£ :_m mm. Official Score of Game THE LINE-UP ARMY NAVY Neyland Left End Overesch, Capt. Butler Left Tackle McCoach Meacham Left Guard Miles McEwan Centre Perry O ' Hare Right Guard R. H. Jones Weyand .._ Right Tackle de Roode Merillat Right End T.W.Harrison Prichard, Capt. Quarterback Mitchell Hodgson __ Left Halfback Blodgett Van Fleet Right Halfback Failing Coffin Fullback Bates Army Navy Score by Periods ... 2 12 6—20 0— Referee — W. S. Langford, Trinity. Umpire — A. H. Sharpe, Yale. Linesman — Carl Marshall, Harvard. Field Judge — Fred. Murphy, Brown. Time of Periods — 15 minutes each. Army Scoring Touchdowns — Merillat, Hodgson, Benedict. Navy Scoring Safety — Blodgett. Substitutes— Army Britton for Neyland, Goodman for McEwan, Benedict for Coffin, McEwan for Goodman, Parker for Butler, Neyland for Britton, Britton for Neyland, Ford for Hodgson. Substitutes— Navy Miles for Mitchell, Craig for Failing, Graf for Mills, Culbert for Blodgett, Smith for Perry, Ward for de Roode, H. H. Harrison for Bates, Broadfoot for H. H. Harrison, Kennedy for McCoach, Blodgett for Culbert, McCoach for Kennedy, Culbert for Blodgett, Schlossbach for Ward, Alexander for Craig, H. S. Jones for Graf, Kriner for Smith. 281 C= 4 V — 3 m V H Hi- THOSE sunny spring afternoons out there in the bleachers are the happiest of the entire year. Crowded up with the bunch, roaring over punk jokes, bumming a bit of Piper now and then, watching the femmes arrive — and all the while keeping an eagle eye on the game. C ' est la vie! They were a persuasive crowd. Cant you almost hear them now: Get that guy — get him! Slide, you sucker! slide! Now ain ' t he a bone- head, I axes you? Strike!— STRIKE! SAY, did he say stride? Well, I ' ll be eternally dingfoodled. Watchuknow about that! During the sweltering days of July and August, Lieutenant Theobald began his cam- paign against the Army by excavating good Manager Mc ea material from the Plebe class. The hard work begun then never ceased till about 4.30 P. M., May 30th. A malicious weather- man delayed outdoor work in early spring. The Brigade turned out to clear the field of snow, in late March, but it rained next, and we missed our chance to mop up the Maryland Aggies. Rain, and then more rain, and four more games were spoiled. A fine start, that, for a season, wasn t it? But sniffing their disdain at weather, Theo and Jim Reilly and Nick Altrock started in to build a Navy Team. Those are the coaches for you! Theo with his psychology and common sense; Jim and his " pep; ' ' and Nick with his minute knowledge of the game — could you name a better trio? The season was far from brilliant, yet we turned out a pretty strong bunch of ball-players. They won 16 games out of 23 — not a bad record. As per usual custom, our hitting was under the average; but as the season progressed, the fellows with the willow-wands caught the knack of it and pounded the covers off many perfectly good balls. Blodgett headed the batting list with .409. It was a queer season. Sure as fate, right after our easiest games we ' d take a slump; as, for instance, we trimmed ....... Lehigh 13 to 1, and the next Saturday Captain Hicks and Ump West Virginia cleaned us up. The Wednes- day following, Harvard romped all over us. There ' s an argument for hard games in that. The jinx put Vaiden, Captain, and one of our stand-bys, out of the game with a broken ankle, early in the season, and kept him in the Hospital until June Week. He showed the true Navy spirit by coming ov er every time he could beg, borrow, or steal a pass across the Bridge and giving all he had to the Team. Vinson and Blodgett split up the pitching. Tommy with 100 innings in the box, and Blodgett taking 60. Adams and Fisher, T. G., tied for first honors in runs made, each with 19 to his credit. " Bud " Fisher played a wonderful game, had a perfect fielding average and stood second on the batting list. Behind the plate was steady " Spuds " Hicks in his 12-inch armor and with the most lovable " peg to second " on record. Old Spuds is admittedly one of the best of college catchers. Adams, at short, was always calm and sure. ' Way out in the field, Bud and Chick Glover wandered around with nonchalant ease until a fly would come skimming out. Then there ' d be a skurry and a whirl, and the ball would be safe in one or the other ' s mitt. 1915 has good right to be proud of her men on the diamond. They did their best — only Army had a better bunch. Date Mar. 2 1 " 25 " 28 Apr. 1 " 4 " 8 " 9 ' • 11 " 15 ' • 18 " 22 " 25 " 29 " 30 May 2 " 6 " 9 " 13 " 14 " 16 " 20 " 23 " 27 " 30 SCHEDULE OF GAMES, 1914 Opponents Navy Opponent Maryland Agricultural College Snow Swarthmore 13 8 University of Pennsylvania 4 2 Lafayette Rain Amherst. 7 1 Pennsylvania State College Rain Holy Cross 5 6 Lehigh 13 1 Johns Hopkins University - .. Rain West Virginia University 2 4 Harvard 5 10 University of Georgia. Rain University of North Carolina 7 Johns Hopkins University 7 3 Dickinson College. 19 2 Georgetown 5 8 Catholic University 2 7 Maryland Athletic Club 18 5 Maryland Agricultural College 3 Notre Dame University 2 4 St. John ' s College 3 Georgetown 4 5 Mt. St. Joseph ' s College 6 2 Army 2 8 284 1 1 3 in.) ' Speed ' a - mm THE ARMY GAME Tommy strolled out to the box and the rest of the Team ran to their stations. The roar from the bleachers grew louder, stronger. The Brigade was trying to tell those nine men just fvow much they were back of them and fighting with them, fighting to lick the Army. Gerhardt, the first batter up for Army, walked out to the plate, took a firmer grip on his bat and stood ready. The umpires, Johnson at the plate and Lincoln on the bases, were in their places. Tommy wound up and let drive the first ball of the game. Somehow, Gerhardt drew a pass. Tommy wasn ' t able to get his low ones over. Hobbs came up and rapped a Texas Leaguer into left field. Neyland sacrificed and Merillat was passed. One down — bases full. Collins up. He caught one on the nose and sent a hoodoo drive to center. The ACROSS the field came a squad of the tallest Plebes in the Academy, and in front of them strode another with the Blue and Gold banner of the Navy. The stands rose up and cheered the colors. The Army-Navy game was about to start. Just as the first Navy man in baseball togs ran out of the Armory, with the Team trailing behind, " Beany " called for a " Four N Team. " The show was on — the show which never stopped for three long hours. The Navy was out to win. ' Among Th ml jmf Jjji - z BaPy y ry, y r •lit injoa js Mm ' u SS?i - B ' Receiving West Point " 286 =£ ' l ini £» Before the Came ball hit an oyster shell, bounded high over Bud ' s head, and three men gamboled in across the plate. That ' s the way the game started- -Army with a lead of three. The Navy team did not rattle worth a cent. They went out to get Neyland, and get him they did, somewhat. T. Fisher scored. Inning ended. Army, 3; Navy, I. The Midshipmen ' s stand was boiling mad by now, every man with grim face and a blazing hate for the Graylegs in his brain. " Get ' em, Tommy, boy! get that bunch! We ' ll clean em up yet. All the time, now; all the time. " The hoarse shouts rose high over a dull undertone of " Fight-Fight-Fight-Fight. " But the innings went on slowly, so very slowly. Army piled up eight runs, while we couldn ' t strike our stride and increase our score of two. The Navy batters couldn ' t reach Ney- land ' s curves, but they kept on fighting just as hard and earnestly as during the first inning. Jim Reilly sat over on the coaches ' bench, twisting his hands and watching for our boom. Back of him nine hundred other men were watching as tensely, but our luck failed us. The game ended, Army, 8; Navy, 2. We were beaten and badly beaten by a better team. And yet somehow it eased the hurt a little be- cause we gave every ounce of fight and spirit we had in us. We didn ' t give up when we were beaten; we fought on and took our medicine. r During the Game 287 ' mm: a S J T T .v The season of 1 91 3- ' 1 4 was ended. The Brigade was proud to say it had a fighting team of fighting men, and another June was only 365 days away. Six times has the Army dragged us to defeat. Will it be seven? NO! Seven ' s our lucky number. June, 1915, will find nine men out there on the new field, beating the Army. They ' ve got to beat them — and they will! The Navy ' s going to win. v-6 HI Official Score Card Gerhardt, 3b. Hobbs, rf. Neyland, p Merillat, cf. Coffin, ss. Milburn, c. Bradley, If Dunigan, 2b. 5 Britton, lb. 3 Army AB. R. H. O 4 2 11 2 2 1 1 A. E. 1 3 1 Navy AB. R. H. O. A. E. 2 1 3 1 T. Fisher, 3b. Adams, ss. H. Fisher, cf. Vinson, p. 3 10 1 3 12 3 12 4 Connolly, lb. 4 14 Totals 40 8 12 27 11 6 Hicks, c. Smith, If. Calhoun, 2b. Rodgers, rf. Beall.__._ 1 1 4 2 1 1 1 1 4 I 4 1 3 I 2 I Army Navy Totals 32 2 3 27 14 5 Batted for Rodgers in the ninth. Score by Innings 2 1 I 10 0—8 1 0—2 Home Run Hobbs. Three-Base Hits Neyland, Coffin. Sacrifice Hits Neyland, Britton. Bases on Balls Off Neyland, 3; off Vinson, 3. Hit by Pitcher By Neyland (Calhoun). Struck Out By Neyland, 5; by Vinson, 4. Stolen Bases Gerhardt, T. Fisher, Adams. Left on Bases Army, 10; Navy, 7. Wild Pitch Vinson. First Base on Errors Army, 4; Navy, 3. Umpire in Chief Johnson, National League. Field Umpire Lincoln, National League. Time of Game Two hours. 289 =£fc m O u o a. w Captain Culbert ITH the arrival of Coach Glendon, in the latter part of January, the Crew season of 1914 started. The first call for candidates was responded to handsomely by at least seventy men. Practice on the machines and in the tank began immediately. There were only two places to be filled in the ' Varsity boat, and there was available a wealth of experienced material to pick from. All things indicated a most successful season, and Dick Glendon ' s hardest job was to pick any two men and say that they were Plebes also showed up splendidly better qualified than four or five others. Th and gave promise of producing some ' Varsity timber The first race was on April 1 8, with the University of Pennsylvania ' Varsity and Freshman crews. The race resulted in victories for both of the Penn crews. =r ji«t mm The first crews were seated as follows: Pennsylvania Watrous Stroke Butler 7 Gotham 6 Littlejohn, A. 5 Gervin 4 Littlejohn, W. 3 Shoemaker 2 Merrick Bow Foster- Coxswain Navy Gulbert Ingram Brown, J. H. Vaughan Howard de Roode Overesch Wicks Bryant As a result of the Penn race, several shifts were made in the Varsity boat, the principal one being the seating of Harrison, H. H., at 3. The next race came on April 25, against Harvard ' s ' Varsity and second crews. The Navy had worked hard during the week following the Penn races, and things began to take on a brighter hue. The day of the race was ideal, after some fairly rough weather. Harvard had been down several days and had rowed the course twice every day. Both crews lined up and got away nicely on the pistol shot. The race was very close up to the finish, but Navy was proclaimed the proud winner over one of the best crews ever put out by Harvard. Results were not so favorable for the second crew. Harvard ' s second boat drew two boat lengths on them at the finish; while this defeat was of course felt, it was overshadowed by the big victory. Manager Rhea Embark 292 =k t j B - - 1 The Henley Course U. S. S. Manly Our last race came on May 16, at Philadelphia, where we contested in the American Henley. The story is perhaps best related by the Philadelphia North American, which said: " The Naval Academy sent four crews here, and for the first time in years did not get a winner. The middies made their best showing in the first eight-oared race, when the heavy eight, stroked by Overesch, of football fame, came in third. " To add slightly to the foregoing (but let it be understood that this is not in the form of an excuse), luck was in some measure against us at the Henley, as was admitted by many who saw the races, and with a slightly more even break Navy would in all probability have done what she went up there to do. Under any circumstances, we were well represented. Culbert is Captain for the 1915 season. It is worthy of note that he cap- tained the last Plebe crew to win a race for Navy. •All Ready, Sir! " 293 r= «» mrn ntx. The schedule is the longest and contains the best collec- tion of opponents a Navy crew has ever pulled against. The first crew rows Princeton, Harvard and Pennsylvania on successive Saturdays at An- napolis. On the same dates, the second crew meets the Princeton second crew, the Analostan crew of Washing- ton, and the Pennsylvania second crew. The Plebes have races with Princeton Fresh- men, Baltimore City College, and Pennsylvania Freshmen, and it is to be hoped that they will retrieve the lost laurels of Navy Plebe crews. The Four __ .- 1 ii £M r C PP wTjW LjP djjl ' = V B i 1|BP rW 1 1 iff -jJ Wmi rm 1 1 ■ M. J fr Jl - j i-XI v S 5 The Henley Crew 294 The All-Academy Crew Coach Richard Glendon, a man who has coached Navy Crews for thirteen years, himself a crack oarsman and acknowledged to be one of the best posted crew men in the country, has kindly submitted a crew which he thinks is com- posed of the best men ever turned out at the Naval Academy. This will be of especial interest, perhaps, to the two upper classes, since several of the men will be remembered by them. The object in giving this line-up is to stimulate interest in this branch of athletics. e crew is as folic J. H. Ingram 1908 Tamnder 1906 Leigh ton 1913 Palmer 1913 Weems 1912 Causey 1906 Reichmuth 1906 Jensan 1906 " Tommy " Thompson 1912 Substitutes Nimitz 1906 Loftin 1911 H.L.Ingram 1914 J. H. Brown. Jr. 1914 Lieut. Glassford " Dick " Glendon The Finish at the Henley 295 fe CuilflflD y Sr T Captain Collins Manager Bates ' HE 1914 Track Team was one of the most successful that ever repre- sented the Navy. We had lost several men by graduation, but as the season progressed our second string men of the year before showed themselves equal to the task of turning out a winning team. Our first meet was with Johns Hop- kins on April 18th. Navy won by a score of 51-43. Hopkins was strong in the sprints and weights, but Navy excelled in the quarter-mile, the hurdles, and the field events. The relay team handily defeated the Hopkins team in excellent time. On May 2nd we met Columbia. Navy lost, 47-56. The meet was a hard- fought struggle from beginning to end. Navy showed its superiority on the track, winning the 120-yard hurdles, the 220-yard dash, the quarter-mile and the relay. We were unable, however, to overcome Columbia ' s advantage in having Beatty, intercollegiate champion shot putter. Columbia took first and second in all three weight events, counting 27 points, a margin large enough to win the meet. The relay team, consisting of Lewis, Ericsson, Palmer and Thompson, set a new Academy record, 3 minutes 27f seconds. Georgetown was easily defeated May 9th. Navy bested the Washingtonians in every department except the sprints, the quarter-mile and the broad jump. Jones, the Georgetown sprinter, broke the Academy record in the 220-yard dash, stepping the distance in 21 f seconds. Collins, Navy, finished second, in 22 seconds. Much interest was felt in the quarter-mile. Thompson, Navy ' s best quarter-miler, was defeated by Stebbins, of Georgetown. Stebbins set a slow pace for the first 220 yards, banking on his sprint at the finish to win. Thompson was tricked and followed in his wake. At the finish, Stebbins, who is more of a sprinter than Thompson, nosed out a win for Georgetown. May 16th, Bucknell was swamped by a score of 80-8. The Bucknell runners were no match for the Navy men in any department. The meet was a walkover and on that account was uninteresting. The team owed its success to Lieutenant Mayo, Captain Palmer, Coach Mang and Manager Cary. All of these men showed a deep interest in their work and inspired confidence and spirit in the team. Lieutenant Mayo, who was track representative, was present every day at practice, looking out for the welfare of the men on the squad. His management 297 «, ' ■ of the meets, the schedule and the team was perfect, and his interest was appreciated by every man. The following were awarded the N for track: Palmer, Short, Howe, Collins, Lewis, L. S., Armstrong, D. W., Perry, Moore, Walker. Vickrey. The schedule for the season of 1915 is unusually good, containing a new feature — the trip to Philadelphia for the Relay Team. Here they will race the crack relay teams of the Eastern Intercollegiate Association and the Western Conference. It is fast company for Navy to meet for the first time away from Annapolis, but we believe that they will make a good showing, and if " Wild Bill " Thompson is in any kind of form, he ought to make a name for himself. However this first venture may succeed, it will do more to stimulate interest in track than any other thing done lately, for recent rules and regulations, be- ginning with the abolition of the distance runs, have been more destructive than con- structive in nature. v-= i €Glil [ Jefferis Goes Over THE 1915 SCHEDULE April 10 — Outdoor Inter-Class Meet. April 1 7 — Johns Hopkins University. April 23 — University of Pennsylvania Relay Meet, Philadelphia. May 1 — University of Virginia. May 1 5 — Columbia University. May 22 — Georgetown University. 299 -ft — d z S£ iini m m SkijALu t} mam ::: tJWrtw □H3f v ET a v WJB «i| M r Collins Wins INDIVIDUAL POINT WINNERS U. S. N. A. Track Team, Season of 1914 Name Points Short 34 Armstrong, D. W _ 27 Collins 25}4 Vickrey, C. C 21 Thompson 18 Howe 1 4 Perry 13 Jefferis I 1 Y 2 Brown, J. P. 1 I Clark, R. W. 7% Brown, J. H. 5 Brightman 5 Name Points Walker „ 4 Morris 3 Ericsson 3 Webb 3 Mahoney Moore De Veaux Radford Winslow Total points — Navy 211 Opponents 141 BEST RECORDS, 1914 SEASON 100-yd. Dash 220-yd. Dash 120-yd. High Hurdles 220-yd. Low Hurdles 440-yd. Run Pole Vault Broad Jump High Jump 16-lb. Shot Put Discus Throw Mile Relay Collins, ' 15 Collins, ' I 5 Short, ' 14 Short, ' 14 „ Thompson, ' 16 Armstrong, ' 1 5 Brightman, ' 1 7 Jefferis, ' 16 Brown, ' 14 Perry, ' 15 I Lewis, ' 15; Palmer, ' 1 4 ( Ericsson, ' 16; Thompson. New Academy Record s 300 16 .10 sec. 22 sec. l5Asec. 26i sec. 50f sec. I 1 ft. 6 in. 22 ft. 5 in. 5 ft. 8 in. 40 ft. 4 in. 118 ft. 6 in. ■ 3 min. 27 n in U. S. N. A. RECORDS 100-yard Dash. 9i sec. 220-yard Dash (2-curve track), 21 sec. 440-yard Run, 50 sec. HaIf-Mile Run, l. ' min. 59i sec. Mile Run, 4 min. 294 sec. Two-Mile Run, 9 min. 59f sec. 120-yard Hurdles, I 51 sec. 220-yard Hurdles, 25 sec. Running High Jump, 5 ft. 9 ! 2 in. 16-lb. Shot Put, 42 ft. 2 in. Pole Vault, 1 I ft. 7 in. Hammer Throw, 143 ft. 9J in. Discus Throw. 1 18 ft. 6 in. Running Broad Jump, 22 ft. 7 2 in. Mile Relay, 3 min. 27f sec. Abolished at the Naval L. C. Carey. 1911; Wild, L. C. Carey, L. C. Carey, Geisenhoff, Lockwood, G. D. Hull, Dickins, Dalton, Lauman, J. N. Brown, D. W. Armstrong, .. Hintze, Perry, Donelson, i Palmer, 1914; Lewis, L. S., I Ericsson, 1916; Thompson, Academy in 1913. 1913 1911 1911 1913 1912 1913 1914 1912 1907 1914 1915 1913 1915 1910 915; 916. The Relay Team : Ericason, Thompson, Mr. Mang, Palmer, Lev 301 i -TS - h V F jg (JMiD _ - L Captain Smith THE Basketball season was, as usual, marked by a large number of overwhelming victories, although there were two closely contested defeats. The only place on the team that was not absolutely sure in the beginning was center. For several games Chandler and Lockhart fought for that position, Chandler winning out and playing the remainder of the season like a veteran. Captain " Hoke " and Adams were most conspicuous in Navy ' s quintet of stars; Adams keeping up his wonderful improvement, while Smith was better than ever. Those who are familiar with his matchless work on the floor from the time he played in the first game of the 1911-12 season will appreciate how good was his " better than ever. " Overesch was an in- vincible guard, and with Chandler and Wilkes made a very effective defensive combination. The best game of the season was that with Cor- nell. The preceding night Cornell had beaten Prince- ton and had thereby forged race for the Intercollegiate game will long be remem- Cornell barely into first place in the Championship. The bered as the best ever played here. managed to gain one point in an extra period of play and scored a 24-23 win over Navy. Wilkes, guard for the past two years, is Cap- tain for the 1915-16 campaign, and in Calhoun and Lockhart he has the nucleus of a team that will keep up Navy ' s remarkable success in this sport. Manager Jenkins 303 «a k Zr dfc iiii ilU. — A A- f - A — Smith Adams .... Chandler Overesch Wilkes December 19 December 23, December 30 January January January January February February February February 16. 23. 30. 6. 13. 20. 22. THE LINE-UP Forward Substitutes- Forward Center. Guard Guard .. -Clark, S. B. (seven games). Lockhart (five games). Calhoun (six games). SCORES Navy...42 Navy... 1 4 Navy.35 Navy 62 Navy 45 Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy Navy 28 47 40 23 33 49 George Washington Yale _ Pennsylvania West Va. Wesleyan Washington College Catholic University Georgetown Dartmouth Cornell... 24 Penn State 24 Washington and Lee 14 " s?®r 304 Lieutenant Cohen H v JZ h sfca -— . ££ fc m v r i Ma Lehigh, Swarthmore and Harvard, they trimmed Johns Hopkins, the pioneers in college lacrosse, and outplayed the Carlisle Indians in a game which resulted in a 3-3 tie. Coach Finlayson had the team trained to a fine point. The " extra man " system of attack seemed to fool the opposing defense time after time, and with such players as Noel Davis and Mitchell at out-home and in-home, it never took Navy long to score a few goals. Toward the end of the season a " find " was discovered in Jenkins, who played Davis ' position at out-home with almost equal success. Cohen, Clark and Captain Wiltse were the stand-bys in mid- field, and were hard men to stop. The defense was invincible. Gilchrist, cap- tain of the football team, was as good a man with a lacrosse stick as he was with a pigskin, and, with Ralston and McReavy as side-partners, put fear into the heart of every oppo- nent who aspired to shoot a goal. It must be remembered that only one man in five hundred who comes to the Academy has ever played lacrosse, and it is no easy thing to manipulate a stick with any degree of skill without a year or two of prac- tice. To turn out one of the best teams in the country is our annual task, and we accomplish the feat in a manner somewhat noteworthy. To play lacrosse requires skill, speed, endurance and headwork — a combination that makes any sport interesting from the standpoint of the athlete; and from a spectacular stand- point it is unequalled. Mr. George Finlayson 1914 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS Navy, 5; Lehigh, 1 . Navy, 5; Baltimore City College, 0. Navy, 6; Swarthmore, 0. Navy, 5; Johns Hopkins. 2. Navy, 1 1 ; Harvard, 4. Navy, 3; Carlisle, 3. Navy, 8; Pennsylvania, 0. 308 4W - The following were awarded the LNT Bower, T. T. Cohen, M. Y. Creighton, J. M. Cunneen, F. J. Davis, N. Gilchrist, PC. P. McReavy, C. J. Ralston, B. B. Nelson, G. W. Spanagel, H. A. Wiltse. L. J. Clark, S. B. Jenkins, S. P. Mitchell, R. J. Vickery, H. L. Wiley, H. V. The 1915 season did not begin auspiciously. The team would evidently have to be composed, for the most part, of raw material. Then Mitchell, Captain, and the most brilliant individual player that has ever held down in-home for Navy, received two months on the Reina, effectively destroying any chance of his playing. Vickery, H. L., was temporarily chosen Captain and later was regularly elected to fill that position, " Mitch " resigning. The first game was lost to the Mount Washington Club, 2-1. The following week the new players felt more at home in their positions, and Cornell was beaten, 4-1. Baltimore City College was easy, 10-1 . Of the new players, Compton was probably the most spectacular. " Bill " Alexander ' s speed made him a strong player, and his football experience added aggressiveness. " Colonel " Scott was a reliable defense man, ably backing up " Vick " and " Doc " Wiley. 1915 SCHEDULE March 25. Mt. Washington. April 2 1 . Harvard. April 1 . Cornell. April 29. Swarthmore. April 8. Baltimore City College. May 6. Pennsylvania. April 15. Johns Hopkins. May 13. Carlisle. 309 v -c f- Captain L ' mstcd " The Rifle Team always has made good, so what ' s the use of talkin ' ? " so say the marksmen. This all sounds very sensible, we ' ll admit, but now that they have toed the old mark and come out a crack team, it is high time to elucidate a bit and tell the world what they have done and all about it. Watch a team man and you will think that hitting a bull ' s-eye at 1000 yards is a perfect pipe — something like the frog and the non-swimmer. Well, it may be a cinch at that, for the good shot is the last person in the world to whine and cry about his trials; he learns to take a swabo — even when he knows it ' s a lie — the first year. The rifle team chalk up their records and say nothing — all is done in a quiet, matter-of-fact manner. Our sharpshooters have for opponents the oldest old-timers in the sport. The famous old cracks come down and start in by telling the youngsters wild tales of the old flint-lock teams they used to belong to, and of the records they made before we were born. Everyone gathers around, gaping and gazing all wide-eyed at the breastworks of medals, and wonders how bad the score is going to be. But apparently shooting with flint-locks, or even with blunderbusses in the ' 80 ' s, was not the same as shooting with our present U. S. Army Springfields. The scores below prove the excellence of our team ' s markmanship and show that too much credit cannot be given them. " »iSfl v j£-jffm3M V 8 iCifc_. i 1 - J 5T-- 7 B P X V., 1. " . ' _ V • ' ■: .v • £f ' ' f y 311 iHE Manager Pennoyer Mark " Don ' t think for a minute, however, that our victories are limited to only the crack rifle-shots of the nation who were contemporaries of our grand- parents. The Delaware National Guard, who answered our challenge for the first time last year, were represented by eight of the finest young gentlemen of our age; they were rifle-shots of the very highest caliber and certainly knew how to handle their guns. We are anticipating with keen interest our match with them this spring. The only match which we lost last year was the one with the 71st Regiment of New York; the score was within 9 points of a tie, which, in the words of our worthy coach. Lieutenant Bowdey, " is so narrow a margin as to remove a great part of the sting of defeat. " This fact together with the wide margins with which we beat all the other teams shows that last season ' s team measured up well with any of the four excellent rifle teams which the Academy has turned out since 1915 were plebes. Moreover, our coming season is bound to be just as successful as any, for only two men of the twelve graduated in 1914. The indoor branch of the sport was inaugurated last year when we entered a team in the intercollegiate Indoor League. Being new competitors, we were put in Class B. The work was new to everyone; our time was very limited; conditions were all against us and it was an uphill fight the whole while. How- ever, in the final reckoning we tied with Cornell for second. We are now in Class A and, with our added experience and better prospects, expect to come out first next year. The results of the hard work and countless sacrifices made by the squad, in producing a winning team, are not limited to its records. Every member of the squad is an all-round expert with a rifle and there could arise no condition where he could not hold forth and reflect credit upon himself and the Service. OUTDOOR MATCHES DATE OPPONENT May 2 Delaware National Guard May 9 District of Columbia National Guard... May 16 71st Regiment, New York National Guard 312 Score navy opponent 913 859 1463 1448 1538 1547 1 WK The yellow RNT for Rifle Team was awarded as follows: 1914 Clark, B. F. Ruddock, T. D. 1915 Fortson, R. M. Parkinson, R. M. Pennoyer, F. W. Umsted, S. 1916 Cauldwell, O. R. Dudley, S. E. Feineman, W. W. Pamperin, A. T. Williams, J. E. INDIVIDUAL SCORES— INDOOR MATCHES Number of Matches Name Porter, R. L. Williams, J. E Feineman, W. W Umsted, S Ruddock, T. D Root, A. B.... 9 Dudley, S. E 8 Burwell. R. O. B I | Easton, G. H 7 Marbourg, E. F _. 4 Placed 9 9 9 7 7 5 4 3 I I Average Scores 187.1 186.1 185.6 183.6 183.4 183.2 182.8 181.8 179.5 175.8 The End of a Day on the Range 313 --•m-m mM) m THE Wrestling Team had the most successful season in the seven years that the Navy has been in the intercollegiate field in this sport. A clean slate against the formidable opponents met, entitles us to the Intercollegiate Championship, but it is unsatisfactory to us to be convinced of our right without oppor- tunity to prove it in the Intercollegiate Meet. It is earnestly hoped that the most excellent work of the Wrestling Team will be rewarded by an opportunity to wind up with a grand finish in the Intercollegiate. The showing of the team is partly accounted for by the fact that our wrestlers are trained to get falls, not decisions, and thus fulfill the prophecy made in 1912: " When falls are given their proper preponderance, the Academy teams should be even more successful than in the past. " It was a good squad, with more than one man in every weight. The heavy-weight class was undecided for a time, as the gap left by Howe ' s graduation was not easily filled, but " Tubby " Harrison won out by a consist- ent exhibition of the stuff that makes Navy teams famous. Manager McCoach 1 lA a- LA !« " ' A . H P ' 1 1 J ■ m ■ ■ m 314 Only one thing marred the season, and that was Captain Davis ' inability to wrestle, owing to a knee severely injured early in the 1914 season. In 1913, Tracy was absolutely invincible in his weight, and would have made the most remarkable record ever possessed by a Navy man in number of falls secured had he been able to compete his last two years. As it was, his knowledge of the game proved invaluable to the team, and, next to Mr. Schutz ' work, was the most important factor in its success Summary of Season Navy, 19; Penn State, 10. Navy, 18; Lehigh, 11. Navy, 32; Pennsylvania, Navy, 26; Yale, 4. Navy, 17; Cornell, 12. Navy, 27; Princeton, 4. 0. Upjt|k j jL k 1 Wm 1 I -jp JV L H - ■ - flM G ' ' 3 Captain Davis 315 (= I e = -= 1 THE Gymnasium Team has again made a clean sweep. Each year the best teams in the country have come down to Annapolis, bringing their intercollegiate champions with them, confident of whipping the Navy; and for four years every one of them has sneaked back home, a beaten team. There ' s a record for you — four years without a defeat! Last fall, when the call for candidates was sent out, a large number responded, including many veterans. The squad started work the early part of October and kept digging until the middle of March. To their hard and continual work and their enthusiasm the success of the season is due. The squad was under the direct charge of Mr. L. H. Mang and Captain Small. Captain " Jack " got behind the individual members and had them in fine shape before the first meet. Mr. Boehmke devoted most of his atten- tion to the men on the horse. Mr. Mang gave everything Captain Small a ll « _i£ he had — knowledge, experience, example, all with unfailing patience. He has proved himself to be one of the best coaches of gymnastics in the colleges. A wonderful gymnast himself, he has the faculty of developing others into good gymnasts. By and by he had a real team formed, the best-balanced team in years. On every piece of apparatus there was at least one star; on some pieces, more. On the horizontal bar. Small and Hardison were sure point-winners. On the parallel bars, Berwind and Landis kept up a standard of work far above the ordinary. LaMotte and Councill on the rings, Lyle and Clark on the tumbling mat, proved their individual worth. " Lovey " Armstrong twined his lanky frame around the horse in such seductive gyrations that the judges had to hand first place to him. " Skeeter " Wotherspoon did club-swinging, as he does everything else, mighty well. " Scrappy " McCoach proved that he had the supreme good quality of a manager — that of getting the best gym teams down here for us to " clean up on. " Because of its record for the past season Navy has the moral right to claim the Intercollegiate title. For a team of such strength to lose the chance to bring a championship to the Academy seems a shame. Next year we hope the Gym Team can compete in the Intercollegiate meet. SUMMARY OF THE SEASON Navy, 44; New York University, 10. Navy, 44; Haverford, 10. Navy, 34; Yale, 20. Navy, 32; Columbia, 22. Navy, 25; Princeton . 2 ' J4 ( Pennsylvania, 7J £ Mr. Louis H. ManR Coach of Navy Gymnasium and Track Teams 317 -ft be H .iL Captain Low THIS year ' s Swimming Team was undoubtedly the most successful in the history of the Academy. Having defeated such teams as Penn- sylvania and Columbia, it may well claim to be the best college team in the East. New Academy records were established in every event. Too much credit cannot be given to Captain Low for his untiring energy in developing such a team. Manager Sperry Scores Navy, 36; Pittsburgh, 17. Navy, 33; Pennsylvania, 29. Navy, 56; Johns Hopkins, 6. Navy, 33; Columbia, 20. Navy, 44; C. C. N. Y., If Navy, 35; Princeton, 18. 318 4g -- E HP Da, r= r Captain Glennon HE. " Little Man " is back! For the first time in five years he stands where he belongs — in Memo- rial Hall. The entire season was a success. We met and defeated every college team of importance in the East, and with this enviable record, entered the Inter- collegiate Finals. The first night put Cornell, a " dark horse, " in the lead by one bout. Saturday afternoon we crept up to a tie and proverbial Navy stuff pulled us out winners. Too much credit cannot be given Captain Glennon, Partello, and White for their fine work. Sabres also were a clean-up for the Navy, Horn and Headlee, sabremen of exceptional ability, tieing for first place. The fence-off was won by Horn. Many thanks are due the coaches, Messrs. Darrieulat and Heinz, for their untiring work, the results speaking for themselves. The squad also desire to express their Ma Kinn appreciation to Instructor Fournon and Lieutenant Patterson for the interest they have displayed. Peck, Isaacs, and Halpine all did well in the dual meets. Peck being awarded an fNt. The following were awarded the N: Glennon, Partello, White. Horn, Headlee. SCORES Navy, 7; Harvard, 2. Navy, 9; M. I. T., 0. Navy, 5; Yale, 4. Navy, 6; U. of P., 3. Navy, 6; Columbia, 3. Navy, 6; Cornell, 3. Intercollegiates: Navy, 30-15; Cornell, 28-17; U. of P., 22-23. mm " H. M -US-- Captain Godfrey INCE Tennis is one of the few sports that can be indulged in after gradu- ation, it is increasingly popular here. While most of this popularity is manifested at 5.30 in the morning, enough good material worked for the team last season to enable Captain Popham to turn out a formidable aggre- gation. Last fall, four of the foremost tennis players in the country showed us how it ought to be done, and incidentally gave us a great many valuable pointers. For the first time in the history of tennis Manager Granat at the Academy, we expect to have a coach for a week or so during the season. The absence of Captain Godfrey, who has been our mainstay for several years past, greatly handicaps the team, but hard work ought to bring us out on top at the end of this year ' s schedule, the hardest ever attempted by Navy. SCORES Navy, 4; Georgetown, 2. Navy, 2; Pittsburgh, 4. Navy, 6; Catholic University, 0. Navy, 4; Johns Hopkins, 2. Navy, 4; Lehigh, 2. Navy, I ; Pennsylvania, 5. Navy, 0; Michigan, 6. 320 -=S Officers of ihe Midshipmen ' s Athletic Association mfaaijipmptt a All lrt ir Aaaoriatton Lieut. -Commander A. P. Fairfield Secretary Navy Athletic Association Daniel Sidney Appleton, 17 John Carmichael Williams. 18 Captains Football — H. E. Overesch, ' 15 Baseball— W. A. Hicks. ' 15 Crew— F. P. Culbert. 15 Basketball — A. E. Smith, ' 15 Track Team— D. M. Collins. ' 15 Fencing — P. T. Glennon. 15 Lacrosse — R. J. Mitchell. ' 15 Gymnasium — J. D. Small, 15 Rifle Team — S. Umsted, ' I 5 Wrestling — J. T. Davis, ' 15 Tennis — V. H. Godfrey, 15 5wimming- -F. S. Lo ' 15 321 = = President William Alexander Hicks, ' 15 Secretary Robert Norris Kennedy, ' 16 Treasurer Edward Lewis Ericsson. ' 16 Athletic Representatives iHitBtral (Elitbfi THE GLEE CLUB Leader — G. W. Grove, 1915. Director — Prof. C. A. Zimmerman. Manager — Breed, 1915. Adviser — Mr. H. C. Washburn. First Tenors. Second Tenors. First Busses. Second Basses. G. G. Breed, 1918. Pigman. 1915. Bullene, 1918. F. B. Smith, 1915. deRoode, 1915. S rOSS n 0p oic ' 6 - Major, 1916. Miles, 1916. Derx. 1918. K£l9l6 Tev.s, 1917. Jones. 1917. D Unt °m, ' 19 ' 5 ' Wooster. 1917. Shoemaker. 1915. Holcombe. 1916. Page. 1918 Sma „ |915 Moses 191g Chi]ds , 915 Patterson 1916. Bowman 1915. Townsend, 1918. Brewster. 1916. bnelling. 19 5. Roval 9 5 Sweet. 1918. Ryan. 1917 E. Breed. 1915. H. D. Clarke. 191 5. Programme rendered between the acts of " Facing the Music. " 1. Nine Inches of Foam Barrett Glee Club 2. Selections Mandolin Club 3. The Water Mill Macy Glee Club 4. The Star-Spangled Banner Key Glee and Mandolin Clubs THE MANDOLIN CLUB Leader — del Valle. 1915. Director — Lt. LeBourgeois. U. S. N. First Mandolins. Second Mandolins. Guitars. Violins. Brown. 1918. Avery. 1917. Ball. 1917. Bledsoe. 1918. Cooper. 1916. C °° k ' I ? ' , 7 c " Tq ' Yt 1 9 ' Haeberle. 1917. Dunwood. ,917. Pt l d tck 9, 1915. de Rood!! 9, 5. selman. .9.8. Hoover. 19.6. Z.roli. .9.6. Likak Wh,te ' l916 ' Shumaker. .917. Graham, .915. Sherman, .9.8. Flute. Perkins. 1917. Drum and Traps. Umsted. 1915. Schofield, 191 7. R. W. Bates. 191 5. Eekhout. 1918. 322 » mi,- -h,. Manager Wotherspoon WHO put the laugh in " Masqueraders " ? Why, " Skeets, " naturally! Who else? The story of the Masqueraders is simply told. They give us two nights of sheer contentment a year. How often have they made you smile ! and how often has some song of theirs made you breathe a little faster and lean closer to the girl beside you ! June Week and the Show, and the Girl: it ' s enough to make any class ring or pin restless ! Lights, soft music and bright chatter, — all are very different from the real Masquerader work. Day by day, night after night, they toil away, working on some awkward passage or difficult snatch this routine work; but by their enthu- of song. It isn ' t easy or even interesting siasm they carry it along until at last they are ready The chorus has the hardest job of all. They have to know the entire show, line by line, to be ready for their cues, and must learn a dozen or two songs and several dances. Worst of all, they have to learn to imitate girls. It ' s heart- breaking to try to teach mere men how to do that. They ' re so ungainly — their hands and feet so ludicrously large — their voices so deep and their faces — ? But by much work they learn their jobs, and by liberal application of paints they do resemble girls, somewhat. Much of this detail depends on the Manager and the Coach; so to Manager Wotherspoon and to Lieutenant Crosse be all credit, for to them, their experience and their patience, the success of the Show is due. There are two others who have given their time to the Masqueraders — Lieutenant Donavin and Professor Zimmerman. Lieutenants Donavin and Crosse are a pair unequalled when it comes to putting " pep " into acting. Professor Zimmerman, as always, makes the music real music. He coaches the singers, note by note, through every song, and makes them sing the way they should. We couldn ' t give a musical show without " Zimmie. " 325 2 mwi ' dlmtc Hrrk j§ bow O ' BIE said, " We ' ll play ' The Serenade ' ! " All the wiseacres sat up and gave the merry ha-ha. " Midshipmen give ' The Serenade ' ? Gee! that ' s rich. They can ' t do it. " The Masqueraders started in and did some tall working for the next two months. Cast and chorus put everyt hing else aside and went after " The Serenade. " After a little. June Week came along and the Show was put on. It was a wonder; the Masqueraders had achieved the impossible. " Skeets " as Gomez was about four times funnier than we had thought possible. He kept the house in an uproar half the time. Nat Pigman as Colombo and Jack Small as his daughter Yvonne were a good pair. Nat is a good singer and a natural come- Com and O ' Brien dian. Jack as the vengeful Spanish girl was one of the hits of the piece and created a lot of surprise by his solos. Bascom Smith as Generio was an actor from the word " go, " and his deep bass voice fitted the part exactly. O ' Brien as Dolores and " Beaney Gearing as the Mother Superior starred for ' 14. Bowman played the Father Superior and made good at it, very good. " Pop " Grosskopf as Lopez had a wonderful opportunity in solo work and improved it in matchless style. The Cast of " The Serenade " 326 ilEIx liuu rrdtli Night Bham FACING the Music " — A Com- edy. It was. Only comedy isn ' t strong enough. It was a laugh from start to finish. Straight comedy was a new de- parture in Masquerader work and there were many doubting Thomases. However, just as they had done the June before, the Masqueraders put it over. " Facing the Music " was one of the best productions ever given here. Wotherspoon, Lieutenants Crosse and Donavin, aided and abetted by Mrs. Sands, drilled the eight " leads " for weeks before the Show. We rather expected some- thing decidedly amateurish, and we were wrong in our expectations. The Show had almost a professional smoothness and snap. Courtney as one Mr. John Smith was the star. He is the " find " of the year. He ' s great, with absolutely not a sign of the amateur about him. Very nearly as good were Collins as Dick and Wotherspoon as the curate John Smith. Van Buskirk as Miss Fotheringay, of the Bijou Theatre — dressed in a lemon- yellow gown which we recognized at once — made as good-looking a girl as we have seen at a hop this year. That ' s saying something, too. " Doc " Watson as Mrs. Pouting, with her " little flutter now and then; " Selman as Sergeant Duffell; Holcombe as Colonel Duncan Smith; Byington and Chapline as the Mrs. Smiths — all were mighty good. Not on the stage, but none the less important, were Bates, electrician, and Hussey, stage manager. The results of the per- formance reflect the great- est credit on the abilities, patience and industry of the Masqueraders and the enthusiasm and persistence of their coaches. The June Week Show of 1915 will be a comedy with practically the same cast that played " Facing the Music. " which alone is enough to assure us that the production will be of surpassing excellence. Making Up 327 = OQ U. -- (kUlfll The Choir — N. M. Pigman, Leader The Ushers 332 -=£= ft = vis. _; ' Si " - ? )ii ens 1 7 i - £ A ij. r ' 7 " 3 A £T .? CHAPEL is a matter of routine, and for that reason the average midshipman fails to realize how much it does affect his life and thoughts. We venture to say, though, that a few Sundays without Chapel would convince all of its necessity, in a well-balanced scheme of living, as the proper way to begin the week, to say nothing of the spiritual gain, which is, of course, the very essence of all religious activities. Chaplain Cassard is ably seconded by the Y. M. C. A., and their work will be doubly efficient as the result of shifting the Y. M. C. A. meetings from Sunday to Wednesday. The work of the Y. M. C. A. is peculiarly unselfish, as it is performed entirely tor others, with no thought of gain or even of praise. The leaders, Parkinson and D. W. Armstrong, deserve our sincere respect, — and they have it. Chaplain William G. Cassard H ■ ■■■1 iffuB 1 1 f 3 1 Y I ■h I A i IM,I 11 1 " 1 1 9 A BM Y. M. C. A. Officers 333 Jn Appmiattnn Professor Charles A. Zimmerman time to time, so many in HE Class of 1915 take this oppor- tunity to express to Professor Charles A. Zimmerman their sincere thanks for the readiness with which he has granted to them, dur- ing their life at the Naval Academy, any favor within his power. He has trained them in the Glee Club, in the Choir, and in the Masqueraders; and if it were not for him, these institu- tions would never have attained their present high standards. As organist in Chapel he has been absolutely indispensable, and his organ recitals on Sunday afternoons have added no little to our thorough enjoyment of that day. Professor Zimmerman has been directly connected with the Naval Acad- emy for thirty-five years, and during that time he has received none but the highest praise. His Band is recognized by everybody as being one of the leading military bands of this country. We have been indeed fortunate in keeping ducements have been offered him with us, when, from him to go elsewhere. May he be able to spend many more years at the United States Naval Academy and afford to others the same amount of pleasure which has been our share! r= 334 3lff Sing THE Lucky Bag congratulates Arthur Cayley Davis on having completed his work as Editor of The Log of the United States Naval Academy in a manner which has put that publication on a firm basis. It has proved immune to the dry-rot that often assails such publications during their second year, and has steadily increased in interest and value. " Art ' s " individual efforts have been largely responsible, and the number of study-periods devoted to Log work by him would bilge most men. He has been ably seconded by the members of his staff. It is to be hoped that the publication will be carried on by succeeding classes. STAFF Editor-in-Chief — A. C. Davis, ' 15 THE LOG UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY MOD i r MARCH 10. 1915. Business Manager D. W. Peck. ' 15 Assistant Business Manager S. E. Dudley, ' 16 R. D. S. Horn, ' I R. N. S. Baker, ' H. Bodfish. ' 15 L.Wood, ' 15 W. A. Hicks, ' 15 EDITORS G.C.Hill, ' 15 H. G. Eldredge, ' 15 B. R. Holcombe, ' 16 T.J. Keliher. Jr.. ' 16 W. P. Richards, ' 17 ASSOCIATE EDITORS E. Breed. ' 15 D.M.Collins, ' 15 J. M. Lewis, ' 15 M. C. Miller. ' 15 W. H.A.Pike. ' 15 F. B. Royal, ' 15 R.J.Mitchell, ' 15 G. W. Grove, ' 15 T.Shelley. ' 15 J. D. Small, ' 15 J. L. McCrea, ' 15 B. S. Dague, ' 16 C. A. Blackburn. ' 16 L. F. Brown, ' 16 W. E. MacKay. ' 16 H.W.Anderson, ' 17 J. B. Heffernan, ' 17 A. D. Douglas. 17 Breed, ' 18 K. L. Coontz. 17 G. G West Point Correspondent — Cadet S. A. Townsend 335 -=Tz £ UK i riL The Bugle Corps. 1914— R. W. Cary, Jr., Leader The Bugle Corps, 1915 — Tully Shelley, Leader jib flg tcME EEEK President Wilson and the Reception Committee g rf 5 — — — jr»gg- ' HE - rO Graduation The Spirit of June Week 340 - 1 r= T Le Souper de la Classe WAS in the good Hotel Raleigh, of Washington, D. C, on the night of September 29, 1913, that the members of " 1915 " leaned around to shake one another ' s fists and ask, " What kind of a leave was it, boy? " No insinuations of any kind, but there still exists a strong suspicion that several of the fellows had met earlier in the day at that well-known trysting place for Navy men, the New Ebbitt. ' Most everybody was there. " Zimmie ' s " cohorts were in attendance and rendered music extremely restful to the ear. The menu — the solid diet, we mean — was elaborate, but before the Supper was half over, the other part of the card was absorbing all attention. Several speeches were made by members of the Committee and other notables. George Grove ' s nights of oratory found an audience deeply apprecia- tive — so appreciative, in fact, that their zeal in applauding proved highly dis- concerting. Among those present were ' Genie ' s white cat; Ganso and his graying locks; and Willie Preas with an up-to-the-minute toothbrush on his upper lip. The affair terminated about midnight, the various groups wending their way to slumber or to continued pleasure. Only Jawn was left, musing despond- ently over the scene of departed gayety. Henshaw led his brave forces in the quest of Red Indians, but fortunately Washington ' s peace guardians were wary of midshipmites that night. Everyone, on awaking the following morning, voted that it was sure some supper, and tucked away the memory in a pleasant corner of his mind. Even after our return to Annapolis, the little ripple raised by the menu dedication served only to strengthen our vote that it was the best Class Supper ever. CLASS SUPPER COMMITTEE TULLY SHELLEY. Virginia, Chairman. C. G. CLARK, California. M. C. COOPER, Florida. R. 0. GLOVER, Georgia. A. S. WOTHERSPOON, Washington, D. C. TOASTS " The Class " L. R. deROODE " Mexican Athletics " -T. G. BROWN " La Femme " G. W. GROVE " N " F. P. CULBERT " After The Deluge " _ H. 0. TOVEY As yet undelivered. Grove rendered further speeches unnecessary. 343 r z m — •■ ■ — — __ UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY, Annapolis, Maryland, WFF CS. Superintendent ' s Office, December 19, 1914, NOTICE TO THE CLASS OF 1915 . 1. The Superintendent congratulates the Class of 1916 upon its exceptional record on the trip to Phila- delphia, the high standard of the class In duty and conduct generally, and upon the fact that reports from various departments Indicate closer application to study during the month of December with the prospect that all members of the class may be satisfactory at the end of the first term. 2. In view of all this, it le directed that no first classman, except suen as may be specially restricted, be debarred from the privileges of Christmas leave on account of deficiencies in studies. W. F. Fullam, Captain, U.S. Navy, Superintendent . 344 gfcd£»!-- •afc- m 1915 CLASS SONG U.S.N. A. QUARTETTE L. R. De ROODE S Jim flip r r B Srti Fill up your glasses high And well drink a toast To the Fr «r r i f3 j T TS % err t ' r class of oldfif teen,The one that we love most .Drink h earty. Years h ave J7J3.JTSJ i j i S a JT r ir j. J -j t — r ' t r passed and cares have come but w n ni J ? » r r p r E r f true we all have been, So aJ i. j JT. i g nnTTH ? 1 1 | i i r f C-C— LJ ' t r r — r ffl ' r r let your glasses clink,and drink to J j " XTl • r r r F T r ir t %T ine - teen Fif - tfeei J J j 3l ¥ ei 345 V 1 -yi§ z mmi B " L QII70 ffixtrkg lag THIS Lucky Bag is aimed to be " distinctively individual, " an aspiration whose realization is attended by peculiar difficulty because of the compara- tively limited field for experiment. We have tried to make it interesting rather than instructive, and for that reason have tried to tell as much in picture as possible. If we have succeeded to any degree, the credit should go to Edward Breed and G. C. Hill, who, more than anyone else, have contributed to the interest of its pages. Speaking of Lucky Bags, the following list, furnished us through the kindness of Mr. Julian M. Spencer (Class of 1861), may prove of interest: 1894 Lucky Bag. Dedicated to " Father Neptune. " Dedicated to " Our Alma Mater. " Dedicated to Colonel Robert M. Thompson (U. S. N. A., 1895 Lucky Bag. 1896 Lucky Bag. 1868). 1897 Lucky Bag. 1898 Lucky Bag. 1899 Lucky Bag. 1900 Lucky Bag. Navy. 1901 Lucky Bag. 1902 Lucky Bag. 1868). 1903 Lucky Bag. 1904 Lucky Bag. Navy. 1905 Lucky Bag. Navy. 1906 Lucky Bag. 1907 Lucky Bag. Navy. 1908 Lucky Bag. 1909 Lucky Bag. 1910 Lucky Bag. States Navy. 1911 Lucky Bag. States Navy. 1912 Lucky Bag. 1913 Lucky Bag. 1914 Lucky Bag. Navy. Dedicated to Chaplain Henry H. Clark, United States Navy. Dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. Dedicated to Admiral F. V. McNair, United States Navy. Dedicated to Commander R. R. Ingersoll, United States Dedicated to Professor Paul J. Dashiell, United States Navy. Dedicated to Colonel Robert M. Thompson (U. S. N. A., Dedicated to Commander C. E. Colahan, United States Navy. Dedicated to Midshipman R. T. Carpenter, United States Dedicated to Lieutenant Needham L. Jones, United States Dedicated to Commander W. F. Fullam, United States Navy. Dedicated to Professor W. W. Hendrickson, United States Dedicated to Commander W. S. Benson, United States Navy. Dedicated to Captain C. J. Badger, United States Navy. Dedicated to Lieutenant-Commander J. F. Hines, United Dedicated to Lieutenant-Commander E. P. Jessop, United Dedicated to Captain Charles A. Gove, United States Navy. Dedicated to Lieutenant Hugh Brown, United States Navy. Dedicated to Lieutenant Douglas L. Howard, United States deceased classmate. 3 iLL Arknnml gm ttts The 1915 Lucky Bag Staff wish to express their appreciation: To Lieutenant-Commander Chauncey Shackford, United States Navy, for his unfailingly courteous treatment of all requests made to him in his capacity as Senior Assistant to the Commandant of Midshipmen. Girl. To Mr. Howard Chandler Christy, for his splendid painting of The Christmas To Mrs. C. R. Miller, of Leslie ' s Weekly, for the loan of photographs. To White of New York, Reilly Way, Philadelphia, and The International News Service, for the use of a number of photographs. To Midshipmen George Frederick Hussey, 1916, Frederick Edward Haeberle, 1917, and William Jennings Malone, 1918, for the material relating to their respective classes. To Mr. Charles R. Hoskins, of the Hoskins Press, for his interest and advice in the arranging of this book, and for the infinite patience which he has shown in all his dealings with us. Finally, the Editor wishes to thank the Staff for their unselfish labor and to commend them to the rest of the class. The work of Breed and Hill spea ks for itself, but the hours given by the others to unsigned work is no less worthy of praise. s . " 1 349 U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY, Annapolis, Maryland, 26 March, 1915. NAVAL ACADEMY ORDER NO. 60. SUBJECT: Death of First Lieutenant Antoine Joseph Corbesier, Marine Corps. The Superintendent has the painful duty of announcing the death of First Lieutenant Antoine Joseph Corbesier, U. S. Marine Corps, which occurred at the Naval Hospital, Annapolis, at 4:20 A. M. Friday, 26 March. Lieutenant Corbesier was born in Brussels, Belgium, 22 January, 1837, and was appointed Swordmaster at the U. S. Naval Academy in October, 1865, serving faithfully and efficiently for a period of 49 years. He was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, 4 March, 1913, by special Act of Congress. Professor Corbesier was an interesting and conspicuous figure in the history of the Naval Academy for nearly half a century. Possessed of a stern though lovable nature, he won the high esteem and affection of all with whom he came in contact. Every graduate of the Naval Academy on the active list of the Navy, to-day, except the Admiral of the Navy, has been under the military instruction of Professor Corbesier and his death will be mourned by thousands of men in all walks of life, who have known him through their attendance at the Naval Academy. The value of Professor Corbesier ' s services to the Navy is incal- culable. He was the author of the " Sword Exercise " and " Bayonet Exercise " as laid down in the Navy Drill Regulations, and his " Setting Up " drill was long the standard of the Navy. During all the years of his splendid service, Professor Corbesier showed the greatest possible interest in the development and instruc- tion of midshipmen, and he never failed to win their sincere respect and affection. His manner and bearing were always military, his habits and his private character were exemplary and his influence was most powerful for good. The deepest sympathy is extended to his family in their bereave- ment. VY. F. FULLAM, Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy, Superintendent. HEN the course of life is finished And our voyage nears its end; When the lights of Heaven are glowing Just around the nearer bend; When the anchor strikes the bottom And we furl our tattered sails. And we ease off spars and rigging Battle-scarred and worn by gales; When the last time we assemble On the deck beside the mast. While the Board of Last Retirement Checks our record for the past: May we find our duty finished And well done, in peace and war. When the last great muster finds us " Present and accounted for. " HE Linger Awhile " The average midshipman, like most college students, is a conceited little rat; attractive, no doubt; very irresponsible, and exceedingly flirta- tious when not exceedingly indiffer- ent. " — Woman ' s Magazine. -A - 9 W k J ' UST that one box to clear out and I ' m ready to pack. Wonder what ' s in it? Service trou, leggins (no buckles), and — hello! what ' s this? Letters! All my letters for four years! " You know him. He lives on every deck. There ' s a large wooden box, liberally stencilled, just outside his door. And the time is an even- ing study period the last week in M ay. How many of you found, as he did, a box half-filled with letters? And there in the soft May night you looked them over, opened some, and dreamed old dreams. You lingered awhile with your memories of four long years of girls. These big square envelopes here — Elizabeth ' s — with a postmark of Plebe summer. Elizabeth — Betts! He remembered days spent with her between sea and sky in a quivering half-rater, her hair blowing in his eyes and her spray- whipped cheek close to his as he taught her how to sail. Somewhere in that mass of letters there ' s another big, square, white one from her — an invitation to her wedding. Belcourt Sem. on the flaps of these blue letters. Belcourt? Whew! That was Youngster Year, the early part. What a fool he had been that year, waiting every morning for the Assistant M. C. to bring the mail ar ound! A letter a day he wrote her — for a while. Toward Christmas, a girl of golden hair and deep blue eyes claimed his time. Little white letters in a scrawling, childish hand. Here ' s one from Kathryn, mailed ' way out West. His room-mate had dragged her the first time, but somehow never had again. That was a rather rough stunt to play, but how was he to know that they had missed ten dances while they were strolling on the Parade Ground? No reason to get peeved, was there? A bundle marked " Jamestown. " H ' m! that must have been the Fleet cruise. All of them from Heather; some of them written on the " Bay View " stationery. Peach of a place, that long wharf near the Casino, to watch the lights of the Fleet and er — ah well, you ought to know: you were there, too. And then a big armful received Second Class year. Just plain letters, most of them, except a few — these here and those, the ones with the funny writing. Everyday fussing letters, most of them. This one — postmarked " 19! 5. " Now, that part of his memories is a secret. She was— no, she wasn ' t; she IS! She ' s here now — I ' ll see her to-day. And say, what ' s your dope? — do you think a man can marry on ensign ' s pay? 352 in Personal " Bone " Lewis, long looked upon as one of our most solidly shell-backed Red Mikes, was discovered, in March, casting bashful calf-eyes at a silver-framed photograph of a daughter of Eve, placed conspicuously on his table. " In the spring, a young man ' s fancy " — eh, Bone? " Forry " Royal, when we heaved in sight of Provincetown, Massy cruise: " Now, gentlemen, you are about to see Massachu setts, one of the garden spots of the earth. " God help the desert spots! Jack D., in London (morning after): " Say, for heaven ' s sake, look through my things and see if you find a marriage license! " Another midshipman in London: " Whee! quack! quack! I ' m a duck! " " Cap ' n Jack " Williams, in Nav. : " Oh, my, yes, young man, I ' ve used the moon many times, but never for purposes of navigation! — never for purposes of navi- gation! " " Hungry, " in Paris: " Some come in and some go out — " See Rojo for particulars. Paul R. Snaik, alias " Tommy, the Kid, " in New York, Second Class cruise: " Oh, Rojo! listen to the little engine — lap and lead! lap and lead! lap and lead! " Paul R. again, in confiding tone: " Oh, ge-e-e-e, Buzzard! she ' s the coldest thing — she plays no favorites. " Buzzard: " Get ' ell outahere and let me sleep! " _- JL_ Efjtno C. Crous Bancroft Hall, U. S. N. A. Radiator Squad. Club; Weak Squad; Bonehead Master of many men am I ; Fame, fortune and career on my whim wait. Through every corridor I stalk. I penetrate Into each room, and, standing by The side of him who sighs, I whisper evil in his ear and make him hate His life and all that therein lies; 1 make him scowl and in his duty hesitate, And change enthusiasm in his work to distaste for all he tries. The few joys of his life I bitter make: A merry heart, a smiling face are my foes; For them I cannot harm, and I return no more. HIS is the one member of 1 91 5 of whom nothing good can be said. He is the embodiment of just about all the evil existing in the Navy to-day. Never could any happy little gathering take place when this man was present. No good movement was ever started but what he must offer some opposition to it. He has been an utter disgrace, and it is not the intention of any man in the class to offer an excuse for him now. He is, in a class of one hundred and eighty members, the only man whom none of us will claim as a friend or be a friend to. Every man in our class has made an earnest effort to oust him from the Navy entirely, and if he goes into the Service with us we hope that the out- side world will be charitable in their opinions. This man has caused, directly, about two-thirds of our class who have been unsat at various times, to be in that very unpleasant condition. He is a charter member of the Midshipmen ' s Rocking-chair Brigade and is respon- sible for all of our slander. If you do join us, old man, it is the hearty wish of all your classmates that some Bluejacket shoves you overboard the first dark night after your arrival. We could not sincerely wish you a good cruise even on the Rcina. Here ' s to your ill " hellth " and speedy death! 354 " A §tatiatirB of tlip ffllaaa at 1915 Oldest man in the Class (officially) " Libno " Youngest man " Charlie Noble " Longest drink " Periscope, the Halliard " Smallest man " Geraldine, the Runt " Biggest f usser _ " Koko " Hatch Biggest Red Mike H. H. Hobson H Handsomest man " Malcolm ' " . . . .but awfully nice " _ " Jonnie ' Strongest man " The Wop ' Weakest man ! " Chicken ' Most engaged man " Loo-eye Remsen ' Least engaged man R. M. N., Jr Most military man " Majah Cun ' nel Ginral " Scott Class Crum " Sammy " Shumaker Class erg „ " Park-eye Class comedian ( Jewish) .._._ " Hoif Class politician " Geed Class diplomat " Forrie, the Royal Class genius " Mayevski Class foghorn " Bascom Cutest man " Hoke Class windjammer " Rafe Class bandit " Snookums, " alias " Al Jennings Class wit " Fiffy Class jinx " The Gnu Class smoker " Heinie " Grimm Class pipe " Freddie " French Class ring _ " Prof " Class Dago savoir " Jimmy " Kyle (2.4 plus) Class Infallible " Shof " Class fish " Eints " Submarine Flotilla " Rojo, " " Keique, " " Joe, " " Willie " 355 IJlil U. S. S. Reina Mercedes Roster of Officers in a Qualified Sense Field, J. M., 135 days Commanding Parkinson, R. M., 120 days Executive Officer Farnsworth, J. S., 1 I 8 days First Lieutenant Cooper, M. C, 100 days Navigator Clarke, H. D„ 90 days Senior Watch Officer del Valle, P. A., 90 days Watch Officer Mitchell, R. J., 60 days Watch Officer Ray, J. S., 60 days Watch Officer Tisdale, R. D., 60 days Watch Officer Junior Officers (also in a Qualified Sense) Friend, T. H. H., 45 days. French, F. G., 30 days. Maher, J. E., 30 days. Rockwell, S. G., 30 days. Withers, N., 30 days. Ring, M. L., 21 days. Burstan. R. M., 15 days. Clark, C. G., 15 days. Clark, R. W., 15 days. Grove. G. W., 15 days. Spriggs, M. H., 15 days. Landis, A., 31 days. Lusk, J. C, 30 days. Nunnally, W. J., 30 days. Vickrey, C. C, 30 days. McCoach, E. S., 21 days. Bates, J. F., 15 days. Chadwick, J. H., 15 days. Clark, H. S., 15 days. Dollarhide, E. S., 15 days. Maher, S. A., 15 days. Marshall, P. H. L. A., 7 days. Retired. 357 (Suifc " Emo Hogi, Past Plebe " THAT night we attend June Ball. Holy Smoke! Hon. Ed., how we do enjoy that hop! Whenever Youngster feel rhino during cruise, all he got to do is to think of it, and he immejutly become happy as Mech. Dept. when, all by itself, it stick } o Plebe Class on tree. We forget all about beautiful theory of tango as taught by Hon. Dancing Prof., together with his " tread, open, close-up; " and, led by native instinck and 40 H. P. exuberance of spirits, we tango, hesitate, turkey trot around Armory floor. Having had no practice for past 1 + yrs., we forget all about rules of road; but we should worry and bump into everybody from Rear-Admirals to candidates. Reveille next A. M. bust 5 min. after taps have sound, and we wake up to fack that today we start out on trail of Ancient Mariner. Private yachts fur- nish by govt, fail to come up to expectations, and we are somewhat astound at lack of personal care Uncle Sam exhibit on his pampered pets. But, being sea-goin ' crowd, we take to life on board like ducks to water, and steam down tempestuous waters of Chesapeake Bay like that have been our job since ocean were 1st wet. Day after we pass Capes we run into small hurricane. At breakfast that A. M. ratey bluejacket cook slip one over on us and stick something into grub which give most everybody indigestion, so that all hands stand by to man lee rail at frequent intervals. Day or two later we get into swing of things and seamanship we have learn on Reina come back. We give 1st classman merry ha! ha! when he start conver- sation about mail-buoys and hammock ladders, and stick thumb to nose when he snuggest that we hike round to chief gunner and ask for turret wrench to twist turret over to port side. Squadron are compose of 3 battle-wagons — " Illy, " " Misery, " and " Idaho. " In them we 1st procede to Tangiers, smell of which make retire stableman feel homesick; then to Gib and Naples. At Naples we are serenade night and day by Neapolitan quartet, which come alongside in bumboats and sing " O Sole Mio " till we know it frontwards, backwards and both ways from middle. From Naples we make best of way back to Gib, where fleet divide. " Misery " and " Illy " roll up north and make fast to bottom of Thames River off Gravesend. There Youngsters on board are entertain privately by Royalty, fack which do fail to come out till it are publish in Sept. by " Podunk Banner. " Those on board " Idaho " convey her to Villefranche, where Napoleon have once show his face and where nix have happen since, and hand her over to Greeks. Greek blue- jackets have their own ideas about how to run battle-wagons. They procede to keep chickens in spud locker, stow spuds in ammunition hoist, and turn powder magazine into Smoke Hall. There we embark on U. S. S. Maine, which we are astound to find have been raise from ocean bottom, slightly repaired and sent over to carry us back. We grace Gib with our presence once more, and then move over to beautiful harbor of Tangiers, where we procede to spend rest o f summer. At Tangiers bosun ' s mate holler " All hands up anchor! " in time to get to U. S. 5 days after Sept. leave have commence, and we disembark at Crabtown in high degree of rhino. For 1st time since Buck ' s we take pleasure in sight of chapel dome, and we kiss hand sweet au revoir to it so soon as we have jump into cits and hop aboard train for home. Shade of Paul Jones, how Sept. leave do flit past! We no sooner reach Podunk and settle down to enjoy barbarities of civilization than Oct. 1st roll round and chase us back to Crabtown. Hon. Sir, 1 day of Sept. leave are not to be swap for 6 wks. of blissful life in hospital; and only joyful spot in whole out- look of future Navy life are, that it come again in 1 I mos. 358 " MIDSHIPMEN AT BASEBALL " The Midshipmen of the American battleships Missouri ' and ' Illinois, ' now lying off Gravesend, played an interesting game of baseball with the London Baseball Club, at the Stadium, Shepherds Bush, to-day (Saturday). An anxious moment for the wicket-keeper. " gBOKKS TTK1E BM1B EMQUEtE 359 = 3 l ' G-KAhpATwm ' I,_ 66 Photographs Adrift- C K wen es : «■ ■ r V L yfmt Br - ' Engy ' ' Paul, the M. M. Arch as a Plebe ' En Voilure " 370 In Lucky Bag ff " Masqueraders, " June, 1914 Jimtown, 1913 ' Pressie " gets the Trenchard Medal 371 Tangier Types Index to Advertisers UMJUUI PAGE PAGE Alexander, Andrew . . 383 Hyde Windl ass Co. 391 Annapolis Banking Trust Co. . 404 Jenkins Bros. .... 398 Armour Co. . . 404 John Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co. 400 Army and Navy Co-operative Cc . . 406 Jordan Stabler Co. 402 Army and Navy Journal . 379 rCeuffel Esser Co. . 388 Babcock Wilcox Co. . 376 Koolage, C. W., Jr. . 409 Bailey, Banks Biddle Co. . 377 Levering Coffee Co. . 409 Bayne, J. EL. . 406 MacDonald. The J. S. Co. . 381 Bellis, Wm. H. Co. . . 383 Merriam, G. C. Co. 386 Berwind-White Coal Mining Co. . 378 Meyer ' s Military Shops 386 Berry Whitmore Co. . 404 Miller, Philip .... 403 Bethlehem Steel Co. . . 401 Moore ' s Confectionery 409 Boyer, W. E . 390 Morse Twist Drill Machine Co. 379 Brooks Bros. . . 392 New Ebbitt Hotel 400 Carr, Mears Peebles . 379 New York Clothing House 395 Carvel Hall . . 401 Pocahontas Fuel Co. . 408 Chaney, R. G. . 390 Prudential Insurance Co. 386 Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Cc . 397 Reed ' s Sons, Jacob 394 DuPont de Nemours Powder Co. . 378 Rice Duval .... 387 Edison Storage Battery Co. . 405 Roelker, H. B. 388 Electric Boat Co. . 392 Saumenig, J. H. Co. 401 Feldmeyer Bros. . 390 Schmidt, F. J. Co. 407 Feldmeyer. Chas. G. . 400 Schwarz Forger 409 General Electric Co. . . 393 Security Mutual Life Ins. Co. 384 Gilbert, J. Newton . 390 Sperry Gyroscope Co. 384 Green, T. Kent . 386 Stein, J. M. Co. . 382 Gorham Co. . 385 Stetson Shoe Co. 384 Harris Shafer Co. . . 395 Taylor. Alex. Co. 395 Headley Farmer Co. . 404 Tiffany Co. .... 374 Heiberger, F. J. Son . 391 Travelers Insurance Co. 391 Horr, J. A. Frederick. . 379 Vanderbilt Hotel 375 Horstmann, Wm. H. Co. . 380 Warnock Uniform Co. 403 Hoskins, Wm. H. Co. . 389 Welch 402 Hotel Astor . 398 White Studio .... 396 Hotel Maryland . 402 Wright, E. A 399 Hotel Walton . 400 372 L B ysK7 scoer? oa. a m « ' ( __ Tiffany Co. Jewelry, watches, rings, fobs, emblem pins, trophies, silver cups, stationery with monograms in color, invitations of all kinds, diplomas, medals and dies for stamping seals Purchases can be made of Tiffany Co. either in person or by mail Fifth Avenue 37 Street NewYork 374 When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. %J E i ii] fill I 1 gjg] I 4 Vanverbiuu Ifotel IEAST mmyy t©:rie VALTEEt SL MAIRSSAILTL, - Mamagcff 1SIL3 ©a ijtliixis-rs Dxiliatl £jl zi ' £B Ti ' u ' vy i© Hi pi 1 ill I an I I 1 n [Mil i (P i ID I us bi iu — :=z — :=: — :=: — When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. 375 United States Battleship " NEW YORK " Babcock Wilcox Boilers, 30,000 I. H. P. NEW YORK LONDON BABCOCK WILCOX CO. 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Athletic Outfitters ml 26 E. 42d St. NEW YORK Send for new, complete, illustrated catalog Order by Mail or thru Midshipmen ' s Store p.— ..—„— „_,._ _ _ „_„_. .— .p Harris Shafer Company JIWILIRS isns We have an excellent assortment and carry a complete stock of the choic- est in fine goods (only) in Jewelry and Silverware Goods Sent on Request for Inspection and Selection We are prepared to furnish on request designs of any kind and in any line relating to our business. 1308 F. Street, N. W. WASHINGTON, D. C. . When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Ba».. — D 395 p D=i DC DQG 3ME 3F=1E 1546-48 Broadway NEW YORK Between 45th and 46th Streets, in Times Square. .,0, I J s I !||gHOTOGRAPHERS to 1 1— This Book and many other fcs sa Colleges for the Season. The School and College Department makes available the best skilled artists and modern methods, and also assures promptness and accuracy in completion of work. ..o„ J I I j ! STUDIOS ALSO IN Northampton, I Mass. South Hadley. Mass. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ' Princeton, | N.J. Lawrenceville, N.J. West Point, N. Y. I Cornwall, . N. Y. Brooklyn, N. Y. Hanover, N. H. 3 F=1 E DDE 3ME DE Ul nl DE 396 When writing to advertisers mention the LUCKY Bag. wmmmmmmmmwmmmmmmmmMmmm 1 i I 5 i i 1 8 1 I I I 1 i The Proven Best bydGovernment Test " VOlT F ?ea ?ms COLT ' S REVOLVERS Made in all desirable calibers, weights and sizes. Used by the United States Government for more than half a century, and are the choice of Military Organizations. Police Departments and Expert Shooters the world over. They hold world ' s records for Accuracy and are famed for their Safety and Durability. COLT ' S AUTOMATIC PISTOLS: Adopted by the United States Government for its Army and Navy after exhaustive competitive tests, because of their marked superi- ority to any other known pistol. Made in calibers .22 to .45. Known as " The Automatic Pistol You Can ' t Forget to Make Safe! " COLT ' S AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN (Improved Model 1914) : Adapted for rifle ammunition of almost any caliber for Army and Navy use. Light in weight and compact in size; will fire 500 shots per minute. Heated barrel can be replaced with cool barrel in less than a minute. Can be fitted with a variety of mounts — tripod, gun carriage, auto- mobile or motorcycle; also on parapet mount for fortifications. Catalogs and Special Booklets FREE on request. COLT ' S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN., U. S. A. When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. 397 ukOWrknhihn Hk mxk m dlkt fte d lltr iin JENKINS MARK Superior Quality is Guaranteed by this Diamond Trade Mark on uS JENKINS BROS. VALVES Brass and Iron Body in Globe, Angle, Cross Check and V patterns — the original renewable disc valves. For steam service, the valves are fitted with the new Jenkins Bros. No. 119 disc; for cold water, with discs of soft composition. These valves can be kept perfectly tight without need of regrinding. Extra heavy valves in brass, iron body, and cast steel for high pressures and superheated steam. Pump Valves for hot or cold water, high or low pressures and various conditions of service, valve discs, sheet pack- ing, and other mechanical rubber goods required in engineering service. New York Boston JENKINS BROS. Philadelphia Chicago 398 When writing to advertisers mention the LUCKY BaG Established 1872 Excelled by None: E. A.Wright Bank Note Co. trnqraltrrs printers Stationers CLASS PINS PHOTOGRAVURES WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS MODERN ADVERTISING and INVITATIONS NOVELTIES ART CALENDARS (STEEL PHOTO-ENGRAVING ENGRAVED ami HAND COLORED) AND HALF-TONE WORK VISITING CARDS LITHOGRAPHING OFFICES AND FACTORY Central Store BROAD ami HUNTINGDON STREETS 1218 WALNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA, PENNA. H i I I I | I I J P I | j I I g 1 I 1 p I fewwwwwwwwwwwffrn wwwmrw mifMWwwwwifTWWi When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. 399 K_.Q ' a i Life Insurance Company Of BOS ' OH M»SS C»USE ' »4 INSURANCE AT NET COST The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston, Massachusetts accepts risks on the lives of commissioned officers in the United Stales Navy. Army and Marine Corps, without discrimination as to form of contract or premiums charged. ANNUAL DIVIDENDS ON ALL POLICIES thereby giving insurance at Net Cost. Assets, December 31, Income During 1914, Insurance in Force, 1914. $116,305,468.82 32.165,904.36 753,976,117.00 Investigate our Monthly Income and Eighteen Payment Life contracts before insuring Rates, sample policies, or any other information desired promptly furnished. Address all communications to E. J. CLARK, State Agent Wyatt Building Calvert Building WASHINGTON, D. C. BALTIMORE, MD. or J. M. SPENCER, Special Agent ANNAPOLIS, MD. ®l|p Nnu Tibbttt WASHINGTON, D. C. The Service House in the National Capital American and European New in Equipment Highest Class Service in Every Feature American Plan, $3.00 to $6 00 European Plan. $1 .50 to $4.00 J. RUNCIMAN Manager G. F. SCHUTT Proprietor CHARLES G. FELDMEYER Newsdealer, Bookseller and Stationer Navy Pennants and Pillow Covers Largest Assortment of Souvenir Post Cards in the City Choice Brands of Cigarettes, Cigars and Tobacco Sole Agent for Eastman ' s Kodaks and Supplies If it isnt an EASTMAN it isn ' t a KODAK You should have one on the summer cruise 48 Maryland Avenue ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND 6 ■ 6 Hotel Walton ScdflroSs- ' PHILADELPHIA , o Remodeled Redecorated Refurnished Near all Theatres, Shops, Railway Stations, Street Car Lines and Points of Interest Every Modern Convenience Absolutely Fireproof EUROPEAN PLAN Finest Hotel Lobby in the Country Cafes and Grills 500 Elegantly Furnished Unequalled Guest Rooms Rooms without bath, $1.50 up Rooms with bath, 2.00 up Hot and Cold Water in Every Room High Class Cuisine Superior Service Large Convention Hall and Ballroom WALTON HOTEL CO. LOUIS LUKES, President 400 When writing to advertisers mention the LUCKY Bag. The Bethlehem Steel Co is continuously supplying ORDNANCE MATERIAL to the U. S. Army, U. S. Navy and various foreign governments LONDON OFFICE: NEW YORK OFFICE: 25 VICTORIA ST. Ill BROADWAY BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY HOME OFFICE: SOUTH BETHLEHEM, PA. — We Manufacture — Naval, Field and Coast Defence GUNS AND MOUNTS Turrets, Armor Plates, Projectiles Forgings, Castings, Shafting Rails and Structural Steel Fifty-three Years ' Experience in the Stationery Business : : : John H. Saumenig Co. 229 PARK AVE., BALTIMORE, MD. Fine and Commercial Stationery All the leading brands of Foreign and Domestic Paper Everything in the Stationery line required for the Office, Home and Educational Institutions Special attention given to ENGRAVING of Wedding Invitations, Wedding Announcements, Visiting Cards, At Home Cards, Reception Cards, Class Day Exercises, Monograms, Crests, Arms, Address Dies STAMPING FROM DIES IN GOLD. SILVER, BRONZE OR COLORS Only Expert Workmen Employed All Orders receive prompt attention and are given our personal supervision o „ MODERN HOTEL AMERICAN PLAN Carvel ■ Hall ■ ANNAPOLIS, MD. OPPOSITE NAVAL ACADEMY NEW GRILL ROOM OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT TELEPHONE 280 MODERATE RATES When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. 401 « o -— -.0 ESTABLISHED 1862 INCORPORATED 1900 Jordan Stabler Company BALTIMORE, MD. SUBURBAN BRANCH, ROLAND PARK lmp ri rs and Wh l sal Gr o r$ We are entering on our fifty-third year in this business, and still on the job. We have never worked harder to please our patrons. We have always had the interest of our patrons before us, hence our trade still grows larger year by year. We import our Fine Wines, Medicinal Brandies, High Grade Coffees, Teas, Spices, and all of our English, French, German, Spanish and Italian Products. If you wish absolutely pure Olive Oil of the first pressing, we always have it in stock. You cannot economize on Olive Oil, if you expect to enjoy your salads. Officers and Directors JORDAN STABLER, President RICHARD L. BENTLEY. Vice-President JOHN L. HOOFF DONALD M. LIDDELL, Treasurer J. YATES SCRIVENER EDW. A. WALKER, Scc ' y and Asst. Treat. i I D i I c— 402 Cits Tailoring for Midshipmen Cits Evening Dress Outfits Suits and Overcoats 56 MARYLAND AVENUE ANNAPOLIS BALTIMORE •O i i D i I i j j j j i j i i s i i j j i i i 6 j j -a a . Hotel . . aryland ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN EXCELLENT GRILL ROOM O— O— —..,—..— .— p— x mm O— — ' When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. o o now UNifORIS oillPJ ENTS Highest Award, Paris Exposition 1900 The Warnock Uniform Co. Importers and Manufacturers The Standard of the U. S. Army, U. S. Navy and U. S. 19 and 21 WEST 31st STREET, NEW BETWEEN FIFTH AVENUE AND BROADWAY Marine Corps YORK o , — o Knox Hats Custom Tailoring Onyx Hosiery Dent ' s Gloves Walk-Over and J. M. Shoes Reiser Neckwear Manhattan and Cluett Shirts E. W. and Arrow Collars Likly Trunks and Suitcases Mail orders receice prompt attention Catalogues mailed on request — a 403 When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Ba ;. THE ANNAPOLIS BANKING TRUST COMPANY Main Street and Church Circle ANNAPOLIS, MD. Invites the accounts of the public in general and Naval Officers and men in particular. Its banking hours are 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and on Saturdays 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. — thus giving them an oppor- tunity to attend to business after the day ' s duty is over. To officers on sea duty, we suggest the convenience of making us a month- ly allotment, which is placed to their credit on the first of each month, and is at once subject to check. If you have surplus funds, they will draw three and one-half per cent, in- terest, if placed on a savings account, or: If you are in need of funds, call to see us with a view of making a loan. We are prepared to serve you in every way. George T. Melvin, President J. Marshall Caughy. Treasurer G.Thos. Beasley. Vice-President Edward M. Brenan. Secretary Joseph T. Brenan. Vice-President John R Kaiser. Ass ' t Secretary FOR BAG OR TRUNK HEADLEY FARMER CO. Salesroom: 14 and 16 Astor Place Factory: Newark, N. J. SPECIALISTS ON MILITARY BAGGAGE ODD THINGS NOT FOUND ELSEWHERE Gems, Jewelry, Watches, Silver- ware, Clocks, Bronzes and Art Objects, Stationery, Heraldry, Medals, Insignia :: :: Designers of Class Crests and Novelties Jewelers for the Historic-Commemorative and Patriotic Societies Stationery Embossed, Stamped or Illuminated from Class Crests or Seals of the United States Naval Academy. Prices and sample paper on request. Special Designs Furnished for Dance Programs, Banquet Menus. Class Crests, Visiting Cards, Reception and Wedding Invitations. Mail orders carefully executed Selections sent on ap- proval Berry Whitmore Co. F and 11th Streets WASHINGTON, D. C. Always Relished Armours $ £ Pork and Beans Make any meal a feast It ' s the quality of the pork and the beans plus the manner of preparation ARMOUR » ° COMPANY CHICAGO KI4 When writing ti advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. IF C DI=]G E=1E COME ON OVER! THE RIDING ' S FINE! There is a very innocent-looking battery-testing platform at the New York Navy Yard. It " rolls, rolls, pitches and rolls, " from 15 to 45 degrees each side of horizontal, day in and day out. For about ten minutes per day, at the end of each roll, it brings up against a log of wood, by way of variety. Perfect simulation of the performance of a submarine when on the surface in a seaway, or when hit by the swell from a passing steamer when made fast to tender or dock. Last June the Navy Department must have become weary of purchasing sea- sick batteries for submarines, because they built this platform and sent out invitations to the manufacturer s of submarine batteries, asking that they send over a few of their children for a nice seagoing ride. We have all seen how some children act when on a deck that " rolls, rolls, pitches and rolls. " We dressed three of our young rough-necks in rompers and sent them over. They had just passed their final examinations and felt very proud of the distinction. They took their places on the platform and waited. No playmates showed up. More invitations were sent out. Still no playmates, but several negative answers to the r. s. v. p., I suppose. Then that husky new platform got impatient to show what it could do to those Orange Triplets, and the game started. Each cell was rated at 2880 ampere hours, submarine service. After seven months of the " seagoing " ride, and after more than 350 cycles of charge and discharge at varying rates had been logged off, each cell showed 3600 ampere hours capacity. The test is still on, and the cells are getting so full of enthusiasm and ozone they don ' t seem to ever want to come away from there. Reminds me of some 300 ampere hour cells we sent to the New York Yard for test, in August, 1910. After putting them through 1200 cycles of charge and discharge with no signs of fatigue other than on the part of the " testers, " they set the cells aside two years ago. Disgustingly healthy yet. There are thousands of Edison Storage Batteries in the service of the United States Navy. Some are over five years old. Yet not one of them, to my knowledge, has been returned to us for replacement under our five-year guarantee, except two or three that had received injections of sulphuric acid by mistake. There is but one answer — A steel battery with an alkaline solution for use on a steel warship navigating an alkaline sea. Respectfully, Miller Reese Hutchison, E.E., PH.D. Chief Engineer to and Personal Representative of THOMAS A. EDISON. Edison Storage Battery Co. 205 LAKESIDE AVENUE ORANGE, N.J. D=i= ]L=]G DC=]C ■][=] When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. 405 Armtj xx b Nauij (Hn-nppratutp (tatpamj NEW YORK, N. Y. 16 East 42nd Street BOSTON. MASS. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 1123 South Broad Street I 4 Forrest Street RESIDENT SALESMEN : SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. WASHINGTON, D. C. 1623 H Street, near Connecticut Ave. Care of Hastings Clothing Co. Winthrop Beach Post and Grant Ave. The Department Store of the Services Exclusive control of the Apollo form system of measurement by means of which officers can buy their uniforms and civilian clothing by mail, without bothering about try-ons. Write for application blank for membership in the Company and list of retail stores offering discounting facilities for stockholders of this Company. Our custom department has unrivalled facilities for making uniforms that are correct in style and material. We make civilian suits that have a snappy, distinctive appearance. Every department possesses the latest and most attractive features in merchandise to be found anywhere. PAY US A VISIT. YOU WILL BE MOST WELCOME DEPARTMENTS HOUSEHOLD GOODS HABERDASHERY EQUIPMENT UNIFORMS LEGGINGS SHOES HATS CUSTOM CLOTHES RAINCOATS FURNITURE TRUNKS BAGS RUGS CIGARS AND CIGARETTES i 6 •IpORTUNATE. indeed, is the young Officer who has the foresight and good judgment to JJ select a Life Insurance Policy suitable to his individual needs. Such contracts may be obtained from the best Companies at same low cost rates as are charged to those selected risks in Civil Life. This Office has placed many millions of dollars of Insurance for Officers of the Services. Any information or advice will be promptly furnished upon request. I JAMES E. BAYNE LIFE INSURANCE SPECIALIST 164-166 Montague Street brooklyn, new york ' Pb PO -M f .J% 3 N6-S s m w$S LfafGR » 406 When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. I I t P I I y | F. J. SCHMIDT CO. | ! Mfawna llMIl© mmmmmmmmmmm hi High -Class Uniforms and All Equipments Furnished Z F LATEST STYLES OF ! CIVILIAN DRESS 63 MARYLAND AVENUE c Annapolis :: Maryland i When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bag. 407 ISAAC T.MANN CHARLES S. THORNE THOMAS F. FARRELL ARTHUR J. MacBRlDE GEO. W. WOODRUFF President Vice-President General Manager Asst. General Manager Treasurer Pocahontas Fuel Company Sales Department of Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries Company, Incorporated Miners, Shippers, Exporters and Bunker Suppliers of " ORIGINAL POCAHONTAS " COAL Ship from 22 Mines in the Pocahontas Coal Field Ship 4,000,000 tons per annum by all-rail, tidewater and the Great Lakes Largest Producers of Smokeless Coal in the United States The average of 43 analyses made by the United States Government o( " ORIGINAL POCAHONTAS " coal taken from cargoes furnished by Pocahontas Fuel Company, is as follows : Fixed Carbon Volatile Matter - Sulphur ... Ash ... Moisture - 74.8 1 per cent. 18.88 " " .67 " " 4.79 " " .85 " " S P. F. C. RIGINALPOCAHON Trade Mark Total - British Thermal Units - - 100.00 " " - 15003 TAS This coal is marketed under the brand of " Original Pocahontas. " The first shipments of coal from the Pocahontas Coal Field were made from the mines of Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries Company, Incorporated, at Pocahontas, Virginia, in 1882, which mines have since continuously mined and are now mining the No. 3 vein and shipping the highest grade of Pocahontas coal. Largest Exporters of Semi-Bituminous Coal in the United States No. 1 BROADWAY, NEW YORK BRANCH OFFICES: Norfolk, Virginia. 117 Main Street Boston, Mass., Board of Trade Building Chicago, Illinois, Fisher, Building Cincinnati, Ohio, Traction Building Bluefield, West Virginia, Pocahontas Building Agents and Distributors in New England: NEW ENGLAND COAL COKE COMPANY. I I I Devonshire Street, and Everett Dock, Boston, Mass. Distributing Wharves on the Great Lakes : SANDUSKY, OHIO, AND TOLEDO, OHIO Tidewater Piers: LAMBERT POINT, SEWALLS POINT, NORFOLK, NEWPORT NEWS, VA. Tugs Bunkered at City Piers, Norfolk, Virginia London Agents: EVANS RE1D, Ltd., 101 Leadenhall St., London, E. C, England Agents in Italy: HENRY COE CLERICI, Piazza S. Matteo 15, Genova Latin-American, West Indian and European Coal Consumers Invited to Correspond with POCAHONTAS FUEL COMPANY, No. 1 Broadway, New York City, U. S A. Cable Addreis : " Pocahontas. " Codes: " Walkins ' , " " Scott ' s lOlh, " " ABC 4th and Improved, " " Western Union " and " LieberV WE CAN SHIP YOU COAL NOW 408 When writing to advertisers mention the LUCKV Bag. I CLEANERS AND DYERS 619 FIFTH AVENUE 2145 BROADWAY near 50th Street near 76th Street and other Branch Stores in New York City Parcel Post and Express Orders given careful attention Ladies ' and Gentlemen ' s Clothes Cleaned at short notice when desired. = =• -o KID GLOVES ALL LENGTHS, CLEANED AT 5 CENTS PER PAIR ! LORD CALVERT The Guaranteed COPFEE You ' ll be delighted with the smooth, per- fectly satisfying taste and simply delicious flavor of this wonderful blend, whose good qualities are perfected by our special method of steel-cutting the coffee beans into uniform size granules (exactly the right size for best re- sults) and taking out the bitter -tasting chaff and the dust. In I and 3-lb. tightly sealed, sanitary cans, either steel-cut medium for boiling, steel-cut fine for percolator, or pulverized for dripping through cloth LEVERING COFFEE CO., Baltimore since 1842 Another Original Kool-age Creation is the KOOL-AGE TOP UNDERSHIRT THE ONLY PRACTICAL Material — Absorbent Rice Cloth — DESCRIPTION— So designed as to combine the. appearance of a White Negligee Shirt with the Usefulness. Kool- ness. Freedom and Komfort of an Undershirt May be worn " low neck style " under Blouse, or any style collar; soft or starched, may be at- tached for wear with Ci- vilian Klothes. " Half sleeves only " . In ordering state neck-size only PRICE 95c EACH Order a sample garment NOW During the warm days, a good shirt for all out- of-door sports. With a single thickness here is two garments in one. cm n j yjj CW.lff £ Jr. SUCCESSOR TO hatch . KOOLAGE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA MOORE ' S Confectionery AND SODA WATER Cor. Maryland Ave. and Prince George St. ANNAPOLIS, MD. Telephone, 69-Y and 4S0 ' " THE finest grade of Ice Cream will be served, and in ad- dition, light lunches, such as Ham. Cheese and Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Coffee. We will also serve Hot and Cold Drinks, which are to be had regularly at our fountain. Ice Cream and Lunch Parlor When writing to advertisers mention the Lucky Bac. 409 £ nmn We have labored and worried and strug- gled, We have sailed ' round the earth ' s sea- washed curve, And now we would rest. But there ' s something That tells us a single word — " Serve. " We would rest. For the berg-bitten But the wind roaring down from the ice arctics Are furrowed and torn by our keel, And the pale Northern beacons have lighted And silvered our armor belt ' s steel. cap In the mast makes a soul-biting wail. We would rest. But the Norther ' s voice carries The Service ' s message to sail. In the moon-silvered seas of the Tropics, When the stars from the velvet glow bright, And, ahead of the ram, dolphins wriggle In shimmering waves molten white, When the sweet-scented land breeze en- thralls us, And for love all our soul-centers burn, We would quit. But the engine ' s throb whispers: " For the good of the Service — Learn. " When the diplomats fail in their mission And Mars from his awesome home strides, And the Fleet lies prepared in the River With a two-fold force waiting outside. When we know that grim Death is our portion. If we move from our fort-sheltered bight, We would linger. But seamen ' s ghosts whisper: " The Service has taught you to fight. " So we ' ll wander and work and be happy, With a spirit that lags not, nor tires. With our hearts and our hands for the Service And the things that the Service re- quires. We have neither a home nor a hearth- stone, Would you think that our fealty might swerve? No! Not while there ' s salt in the ocean, For our souls have engraved on them — " Serve. " Winfred Henry Asa Pike. 410


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