United States Naval Academy - Lucky Bag Yearbook (Annapolis, MD)

 - Class of 1917

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Personally Conducted YES, ladies, I ' m the guide. Yes ' m, I ' m very well qualified. I ' ve been here ever since Sidney Appleton first came in as a Piebe. Now, before we enter this bone-yard of Uncle Sam ' s future sea dogs, I want to impress on you that this here place ain ' t no mere college. This here yard has more history to the square inch than any other yard in the country. The Academy was founded in 1845 as a result of a petition, signed by every commanding officer in the Fleet, requesting that the midshipmen be removed to a place of safer confinement. In its earlier days, the institution consisted of some thirty inmates entirely surrounded by twelve discipline officers and a company of gyrenes especially trained in handling riots. " This little building on your right is where the Jimmy-Legs hang out while — Mam? Jimmy- Legs? Oh yes, that is the name given by the middies to the yard sleuths, because in 1846 one of them wore his legs out chasing a ' frencher ' named Jimmy. Their chief job is to keep the visitors from feeding peanuts to the animals. " That building on your left, — yes, mam, the one that looks like a morgue, — is where the mar- ried officers hang out wh ile their wives are out at some soiree with a First Classman. It ' s called Grape Juice Hall, but it used to be quite a mess. It was a sort of post-graduate school where they learned to steer a rum line course. The bar was removed in 1914 and sold to Doc Feldmeyer. " On the right is the office of the Superintend- ent, where the Academic Board holds autopsies twice a year. That gun on the corner was taken out of the forward turret of the Massachusetts. The green seas swept over her so much that the gun has acquired a green tinge. Now, ladies. that imposing obelisk over there is the only thing in the yard that I don ' t know the life history of. I never have been able to find out what Hern- done to deserve that monument. The other mon- ument is the Tripoli Monument, captured by Farragut at the battle of Lepanto, from the Bar- bary Coast pirates. " That afFair with the gilded dome was designed by Stanford White for Harry Thaw ' s tomb. They shoved it off on us, and now we use it as a chapel and last resting place for the ashes of John Paul Jones who lies in state in the cellar. " Now just step down Maryland Avenue, please. Here, in front of vou, is Mahan Hall, named after ' Packy ' Mahan of Harvard. On the left is Sampson Hall, so called because every day it slaughters as many as the jaw-bone of an ass. On the right is Maury Hall, I never heard tell of that fellow. On farther is Phlox Landing and Sands Road, named from the little poem, ' Little flocks of sand, little drops of water, make the pleasant land and the deep blue sea. ' Pretty sen- timent, isn ' t it? " That there edifice, built on the lines of St. James Cathedral, is the Power House. It runs the fire whistle, furnishes the lights for Bancroft Hall, keeps the radiators froze in winter, and runs the models in Isherwood Hall. Mam? Oh yes, the Midshipmen study from models. They get the theoretical instruction in models here and the practical handling in New York during Christmas Leave. This Isherwood Hall; (the name is a contraction of the phrase I-should- worry) — is also called the Steam Building be- cause they can put you thru 212 degrees there. There the Mids are instructed once a day in the art of building our leviathans of the sea. Them 405

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